Three buddies who have celebrated Christmas Eve together since 2001 set out to make their final leg of the tradition in style – a good trick since they have none. It’s like a grand quest featuring the Three Stooges, only with the humor coming from emotional/existential pain.
While, technically, summer doesn’t end until September 21st, for the movie season, it’s over on the Labor Day weekend. Even then, a trailer for a Christmas movie seems just a touch early – especially when the narrator suggests that Christmas is that magical time when families all gather together to give thanks… that it only comes once a year.
Love the Coopers has a star-studded cast – John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms, Marisa Tomei, Alan Arkin, Anthony Mackie, June Squibb, Amanda Seyfried – and comes from the producer of The Family Stone. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Day 2 of D23 EXPO’s big ticket item was its “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios,” a panel covering Disney’s umbrella of live action properties, including Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm.
Marvel Studios has begun production Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The film has an ambitious arc – ‘after another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.’
Captain America: Civil War will feature appearances by the Avengers cast as well as Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Agent 13/Sharon Carter (Emily Van Camp), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross (William Hurt), Brock Rumlow/Crossbones (Frank Grillo) and as yet to be revealed characters played by Daniel Brühl and Martin Freeman.
Captain America: is set for release on May 16, 2016. For more, follow the jump.
Told from the point of view of a screenwriter (Chris Evans) who doesn’t believe in love anymore, Playing It Cool wants to be both hip and a screwball romantic comedy and never quite succeeds at being either – though it’s fun watching it try.
I’m guessing that one of the coolest things about starring in a superhero movie (besides, y’know, the superheroics) might be some of the unexpected perks – like when Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s Anthony Mackie got to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbirds on March 31st, in an F-16 Fighting Falcon (above and after the jump).
I want his job! Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens Friday.
This morning Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale announced the nominees for the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards honoring the best in independent film. The awards will be presented on February 25, 2012, in what is sure to be a spirited evening. As usual, the ceremony will be conducted in a tent on Santa Monica Beach.
The complete list of nominees follows the jump.