Transformers: The Last Knight is coming to theaters this coming June. Directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Isabella Moner, Stanley Tucci, and John Turturro.
The Blu-ray/DVD combo of Monster Trucks is available now. We got to talk to one of the stars, Tucker Albizzi (Sam) and special effects expert, Jim Schwalm. Check out the video interviews below. The plot: …
We attended an IMAX first look fan event of the next Transformers: The Last Night with director/producer Michael Bay in attendance. At the beginning of the intro video he said, he wanted his last Transformers …
With the release of the Jason Bourne Blu-ray combo pack in stores now, we got to hang out with boxing trainer Matt Baiamonte and got to ask him some questions about training routines and boxing. You can check out our conversation in the video below and find out more about him on his website here.
For Jason Bourne, Matt Damon continued to work with boxer Matt Baiamonte, whom he’d met prepping for his role in Invictus and The Adjustment Bureau.
The highly pedigreed Baiamonte boxed under the legendary Angelo Dundee, trainer and cornerman, who worked with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, and Héctor Camacho, among others. — A.O.
We took part in a painting therapy evening that was fun and relaxing with good drinks and food. Creating art is fun and more people should do it! We were also celebrating the upcoming release of A Monster Calls in theaters, January 6.
Here I am with my final image. Se Fija’s Angela Ortíz
Here’s my second painting this year, from blank canvas to finish. It’s in acrylic paints which I find challenging since I work much better in oil paints. The painting even has a home already.
The evening took place at Skylight Gardens in Westwood Village with some great Latino press in the house.
A Monster Calls in theaters January 6, 2017. — A.O.
Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters, Universal Pictures’ The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise in a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe, produce and directed by Alex Kurtzman.
If you missed it in the theaters, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will be available in stores on December 6. The disc comes with three mini movies too! With the talented voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan, and Albert Brooks.
Diego Luna has been making the talk show rounds talking about his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He’s very proud to be part of the Star War franchise.
Diego Luna and Ellen DeGeneres Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
We have a few clips of him on Live Kelly, where he tells Kelly Ripa, “I am a hero to my son again!” and on Ellen, he exclaimed “A Mexican in Star Wars? Come on!” We liked these and wanted to share and hope you enjoy them.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first standalone anthology film set within the cinematic universe. Luna portrays a veteran Intelligence Officer for the Rebels named Captain Cassian Andor, alongside Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Donnie Yen (Chirrut Imwe), Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera), Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook), and Jiang Wen (Baze Malbus).
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in U.S. theaters December 16 in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D. — A.O.
We have 5 Blu-ray Combo Packs of The Secret Life of Pets to give to some lucky winners. The dics comes with three mini movies too! With the talented voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan, and Albert Brooks.
The Blu-ray Combo Packs will be available in stores on December 6.
Would you like to win one? Then just click here to send us an email with your name and address. And that’s all!
We’ll draw the winners at 6P (PT) ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2.
I had a fun talk with Lucy Dahl a British screenwriter and the daughter of author Roald Dahl. We talked about stories she enjoyed from her dad and about her own writing work and the things we will find on the Bluray/DVD release.
This past summer we got to sit in and chat with director Spielberg and the stars of The BFG, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilson, and Ruby Barnhill. You can listen in and find out what happened. They are some GREAT interviews and all you need to do is click here and click below on the audio box to listen to my talk with Ms Dahl.
Disney’s release of The BFG this year was very fitting, because it was the celebration of Roald Dahl’s 100-year birthday.
The release of the Bluray/DVD is on November 29. The other stars of the film are Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, and Bill Hader.
Yeah, this is the young (and very handsome) Uruguayan director we wrote about way back when. Here’s what we said:
More than three years ago, a wild little short film called Panic Attack hit the interwebs. “Giant Robots invade Montevideo!” the slugline reads, and the exotic location made perfect sense: it wasn’t exotic at all for the creator/writer/director of the chilling pseudo-documentary of alien attack: after all, Fede Álvarez was a native of Uruguay and a resident of Montevideo when he used the modest resources of his commercial-production firm to make the movie.
In the mysterious ways that no one can predict and every one wishes for, Panic Attack went viral. Today the YouTube upload of the entire short has been seen by more than 7 million people, and you can still see it here. Álvarez was whisked to Hollywood, feted by agents and studios all over town…and then, quietly, disappeared.
There’s no telling how many meetings he took, how many pitches he made, how many promises got broken, but now—finally–we’ll be getting a chance to see what Fede Álvarez can do. He’s just wrapped principle photography as director of the long-awaited remake of the horror classic Evil Dead.
Alvarez was hand-picked by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell. The careers of all three of them–as director, producer, and actor–were launched by this audacious, hilarious, cheesy and scary little horror film, and they have held tight control of the property ever since. Fans may not be happy that this is a completely new story–no Ash, no chainsaw arm, and no Bruce Campbell–but now that the original star himself as seen a roughcut, he’s 100% behind the project. In an interview with Digital Spy, he said, “We’re really excited and really behind it, [but] it’s going to take a bit to get the Evil Dead fans behind it. We know we’ve pissed a lot of them off. We appreciate that and we appreciate their anger and their zeal, but the only thing we want to impress upon them is that we didn’t screw it up. This is going to be just as memorable as [the original] Evil Dead without being the same movie. It’s a contemporary movie–just like Evil Dead was contemporary in 1979, this is contemporary for young adults now…It’s basically five new kids who are going to have a really bad night with a brand new director. I’ve seen it already; I think it’s definitely fabulous.”
Post-production is underway, but we’ll still have to wait awhile to see if all the promise of Panic Attack in ’09 and all the hoopla since is worth it. Evil Dead is scheduled for release in 2013.
…and of course Evil Dead came out about 3 ½ years ago (April 2013) and made about $100 million in worldwide box office (Lord knows how much more in DVD and VOD by now), on a $17 million budget. Now Don’t Breathe, after only 11 weeks, has made close to $100 million itself (about two-thirds in foreign box office), and it’s still in theaters.
Now with the release of the Don’t Breathe DVD on November 29, I got to chat with Fede about the making of the film and now you can listen in too. — A.O.