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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Begins Production; New Cast & Plot Details

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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The sequel to Alice in Wonderland has started filming in England; the sequel will be directed by James Bobin (Muppets Most Wanted, a lot of Ali G stuff), and is officially called Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass. The first Wonderland excursion took in over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, so I’m surprised it took this long.

As per the press release, Through the Looking Glass “revisits Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time.” The confirmed new cast includes Sacha Baron Cohen and Rhys Ifans. The returning cast includes Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska and voice performances by Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, Alan Rickman, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall.

Hit the jump for the press release, which includes the full cast and who they’re playing. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass opens May 27, 2016.

The all-star ensemble cast includes:

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New Trailer for LES MISERABLES, The Cast Knows It’s A Musical

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

anneWe have a new full-length trailer for the musical movie adaptation of Les Miserables, the trailer this time around is more to showcase the soundtrack and the stars who sing the numbers.

From the footage I’ve seen, it’s become clear that director Tom Hooper is really putting his own touch onto this project.  We know that he recorded the actors’ vocal performances on set rather than in a studio.  There’s also a great looking set that let’s face it, if it didn’t capture 19th-century France as well as it does, fans of the musical would revolt.

The film stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Les Miserables opens on December 25th, watch the trailer below:

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TODAY’S LINKS: Arrested Development, The Master, Indiana Jones and More

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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  • Arrested Development started filming new season; to Air on Netflix in 2013. [huffingtonpost]
  • Kevin Costner eyes Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan Film and Luc Besson’s Three Days to Kill. [wegotthiscovered]
  • Sacha Baron Cohen sells James Bond spoof to Paramount. [variety]
  • New poster for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. [image]
  • Full list of special features revealed for Indiana Jones: The Complete Collection. [dailyblam]
  • Justin Lin in talks to direct L.A. Riots. [vulture]

First trailer for Liberal Arts starring Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen – watch it below:

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s THE DICTATOR Trailer

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

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He gave us Borat, Ali G, and Brüno – now we get The Dictator.  Sacha Baron Cohen stars as a Middle Eastern dictoator who gets sent to the United States, it tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.  Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris, B.J. Novak, Aasif Mandvi, and Jason Mantzouakas also star.

I didn’t find it all too funny, but I may come round.  Cohen tends to get into a role 100% and give it his all which makes it great.  I’m not a fan of timey jokes (there’s a Kardashian joke in here), but it will work in a movie like this that won’t necessarily stand the test of time itself.

Watch the first trailer below, Directed by Larry Charles (Borat), The Dictator opens May 11, 2012.

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Today’s Links: A Lego Movie, Django Unchained Gets Sacha Baron Cohen, New Tintin Spot and More

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Check out these two cool posters: Coriolanus and Goon.
  • A ‘Lego’ feature movie is being built, see what I did there? [variety]
  • Russell Brand to star in and produce comedy ‘The President Stole My Girlfriend’, it’s like a Robert Munch title. [THR]
  • It’s nice!  Sacha Baron Cohen set for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. [ew]
  • Colin Firth may torture Josh Brolin in Spike Lee’s Oldboy‎ remake. [twitchfilm]

New TV Spot for THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, watch it below:

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Watch This Feature on Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

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Here is a short video of Martin Scorsese talking about his upcoming film Hugo. The behind-the-scenes look at the 3D film does a good job at growing my interest, after the first trailer I was still on the fence.

The cast includes Chloe Grace Moretz, Asa Butterfield, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick’s award winning and imaginative New York Timesbestseller, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” this magical tale is Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D.

The film opens up on November 23rd 2011, check out the video below:

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Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s First Family Film ‘Hugo’

Friday, July 15th, 2011

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Martin Scorsese‘s 3D film Hugo has a trailer for your viewing pleasure below, it’s something very different from the legendary director and will be interesting to see how it looks on the big screen.  The trailer to be honest I felt was a little erratic, it’s all over the place as you will see.  It was nice to see the great cast in action, the cast includes Chloe Grace Moretz, Asa Butterfield, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key.

The film opens up on November 23rd 2011, check out the trailer below:

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Sacha Baron Cohen Will Play Freddie Mercury Of Queen

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Peter Morgan who might be best known for writing such great works as The Queen, The Last King of Scotland and Frost/Nixon – is now writing a movie about the band Queen.  A biopic about lead Freddie Mercury, and Deadline confirms Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to play the rock idol.  It’s nice!

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The general time period covered will be “the band’s formative years, leading up to Queen’s appearance at Live Aid in 1985.” Mercury’s death in 1991 won’t be addressed, though the film could possibly be finished in time to release not too long after the 20th anniversary of his passing.  GK Films has also cleared the rights to some of Queen’s classic tracks, including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, Another One Bites the Dust and You’re My Best Friend. The remaining members of Queen (Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon) are behind the film and formed a company to be part of the production team which is nice to hear.  Somehow I don’t imagine the same happening with say a Pink Floyd movie.  This should be interesting, can’t wait to see how it all comes together. (more…)