Yesterday, we wrote about the #kanyenewyorkertweets meme that combines Kanye West tweets with New Yorker cartoons. Today, we caught up with Paul Sabourin of the musical comedy group Paul and Storm who started the trend to find out what started ... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs |
Filed under: Television, Video, Anime It looks like Japan's "Supernatural: The Animation" is chugging along right on schedule to its January 2011 release. As part of an update to its official Japanese Web Site, Warner Bros. is showing off a new home page image along with MADHOUSE's ... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs |
Ever since the first test footage from Tron Legacy premiered at Comic-Con three years ago, Disney fans have been talking up the idea of the Mouse House introducing a new Tron ride at the Disneyland/Disney World theme parks. I’ve told you previously that Disney Imagineers were visiting the set just days before I stepped foot on the End of Line Club soundstage.
Disney decided to skin the Monorails in Orlando, transforming them into light bikes, to promote the upcoming movie release. And we’ve heard rumors of a Flynn’s Arcade in Tomorrowland, a revamp of the old People Movers and even a new Tron Legacy ride. These are just rumors, we don’t know what is true or now. But we now have a confirmation that Tron Legacy will have a presence in the Disneyland theme parks. More information after the jump.
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Is the future for big stars? As Paramount hammers out deals for Mission: Impossible 4, one detail has come to light: Tom Cruise will take a lot less money up front than he once would have commanded. The trade-off is that he’s in line for a back-end payday that could still put his take in line with old-school movie star signing salaries. If the film does well, that is.
Vulture has word from the Cruise camp that the actor is getting “a substantially reduced upfront payment relative to his previous outings with the M:I films.” But it’s not the shameful pay cut that some have reported, because Cruise stands to make a lot out of M:I4 once the film is released. And because he’s Cruise, his deal is likely worded so that he gets his money at a much earlier ‘break-even’ point than others might.
(Studio accounting is notoriously shady about declaring a film to be profitable. Someone who has a back-end deal could theoretically never see a dime, even from a seemingly profitable film, if their deal is structured so that they get paid way down at the end of the line.)
Last night Terry Gilliam directed the live webcast of the band Arcade Fire’s performance at Madison Square Garden. Prior to the event, Gilliam said he’d mostly just be following along and trying to keep up. But you know he couldn’t simply do that.
The webcast opened with a fun little skit in which Gilliam is revealed to be more of a controlling director than he’d previously let on. And it comes complete with a guest appearance from Andrew Garfield, your future Peter Parker, whom Gilliam directed in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
The opening sketch is below, and while I haven’t bookmarked the point where things start to get a bit strange, you can skip forward to about seven minutes in, which is where Gilliam’s sensibilities really start to come into play. But before that there’s a lot of charming behind the scenes stuff featuring Gilliam and the band.
If you missed yesterday’s Gilliam update, the director explained some of the reason behind his decision to direct the webcast...
When last we heard about the next film from the Wachowskis, it was being referred to as CN9. Some guessed the title was a reference to the ninth cranial nerve, but now we know that CN9 is actually short for Cobalt Neural 9, the full title of the Wachowskis’ script about a “gay Iraq war romance.” But don’t expect to know much more for a while, because the script is being kept well under wraps.
A Deadline piece about increasing studio secrecy with respect to scripts talks about the Wachowskis’ new effort, saying that agents aren’t even being allowed access to the full script, and in turn can’t pass it along to actors. It’s the same old reason we’ve been hearing a lot lately: once the script goes to an agency it effectively goes out into the wild, and the Wachowskis don’t want that to happen.
So what is the film? Previously we’ve had the following info, but it...
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
Mesrine: Killer Instinct Trailer
Vincent Cassel has that kind of attitude I wish more actors had radiating from their faces.
I don’t know why I am so enamored of the man in this trailer, and I am not one to usually agree with a critic’s blurb that’s attached inside of it, but Cassel does possess an undeniable swagger, a toughness that seems to be lost on the pretty boys that pass for movie stars nowadays. While at first blush you may not have heard of direct...