SNL Introduces Settl, the Dating App For Desperate People
SNL commercial parodies are at their best when they’re at their most scathing. The fake ad for a fictional dating app called Settl may not be as dark as that vicious, pro-gun parody from a while back, but it’s a different brand of cynical: Here is the app for people who are tired of trying to find the right person and just want to settle down with, well, any person.
Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Takes the Lead for the Third Weekend in a Row
All summer movie seasons end with a whimper and 2015 was no different. The final weekend of August was a pretty sad display across the board, with Straight Outta Compton nabbing the number one spot by default while just about every new release faltered. You know it’s a slow weekend when a movie promoted exclusively to faith-based audiences nabs the number two spot.
‘Ride Along 2’ Trailer: There Is No Ride Along in This Movie
Ride Along was one of the surprise hits of 2014, making a massive pile of cash in the traditionally slow month of January. A sequel was inevitable. Like clockwork, Ride Along 2 is set to arrive almost exactly two years to the day after the first film. Which means the second outing of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart’s mismatched buddy cops was written, shot, edited and will be released in the space of 728 days.
The Rapping Granny From ‘The Wedding Singer’ Dead at 101
Ellen Albertini Dow, the character actress best known for her scene-stealing performance in the 1998 Adam Sandler comedy The Wedding Singer, passed away yesterday. She was 101 years old.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ Trailer: Parental Discretion Is Advised
The new Straight Outta Compton trailer is here and it doesn’t look like what you’d expect. If you went back in time a few decades and told the members of highly controversial hip hop group N.W.A. that they would one day be the subject of a glossy, mainstream biopic, they would probably wouldn’t believe you. But here we are: the “world’s most dangerous group” has its own Hollywood movie now.
‘Fast & Furious 8’ Will Be Set in New York City, Says Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel, he of the bulging biceps, shiny scalp and low vocal register, has been making the press rounds for Furious 7 over the past few weeks. Considering just how crazy his new movie is, he sure has a lot to talk about. But even the unlimited number of potential conversation topics to mined from the insanity of the seventh film in the Fast and Furious saga couldn’t stop him from teasing the eighth film in the franchise, which may be set in New York City.
Nicolas Cage Will Hunt Osama bin Laden in an Upcoming Comedy
Nicolas Cage has made a habit of selecting atrocious film roles for the better part of a decade, so it’s always a pleasant surprise when he finds himself attached to something that actually sounds promising. Fresh off a Razzie nomination for the quick and dirty paycheck gig that was ‘Left Behind,’ Cage is set to lead ‘Army of One,’ a film adaptation of a truly bizarre story about man’s hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Pyramid’ Gets Buried Upon Arrival
Honestly, we could have just copied and pasted last weekend’s box office report and gotten away with it. Outside of the shifting numbers, the order of the top 10 is almost identical to what it was a week ago. This is Hollywood in a holding pattern. The weekend after Thanksgiving is a wasteland. That’s probably why ‘The Pyramid’ was dumped this weekend. However, the lone newcomer in the top 10 didn’t just bomb, it bombed spectacularly.
Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Makes All of the Money and It’s Still Not Enough
There‘s going to be a lot of blood and ink spilled across the internet on the subject of the opening weekend for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.’ Yes, the third film in the series did open significantly lower than its predecessors. Yes, there are definitely people at Lionsgate wringing their hands and trying to figure out why the film opened below expectations. And yet, that opening weekend is still massive. It’s three day total is larger than most movies ever have a chance to make in their entire runs. So, let's have some perspective as we dive into this week’s top 10.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Reveals “Awesome Mix Vol. 0”
Marvel's ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was one of the most surprising blockbusters of 2014 for a variety of reasons, but one of the most interesting side effects of its success is that it got people all over the world listening to a bunch of catchy songs from the '60s and ‘70s. Yes, Star-Lord's “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” mix tape took the world by storm, even reaching number one on the billboard charts. Considering how much the soundtrack informed the tone of the film, it's not surprising that the movie ended with the reveal of an “Awesome Mix Vol. 2,” which we‘ll surely get to hear in the sequel. Now, director James Gunn has revealed the existence of and “Awesome Mix Vol. 0” playlist.
Scarlett Johansson Offered $10 Million to Star in ‘Ghost in the Shell’
The last time we heard from DreamWorks' planned live action adaptation of 'Ghost in the Shell,' the studio was courting 'The Wolf of Wall Street' star Margot Robbie for the lead role. Now, things have changed and a bigger name has been thrown into the mix: Scarlett Johansson, aka, Black Widow, aka, 'Lucy,' aka, the most bankable female action star of the moment.
‘Django Unchained’ and ‘August: Osage County’ Actress Misty Upham Found Dead
It's sad news to end the week with: actress Misty Upham, who recently appeared in 'Django Unchained' and 'August: Osage Country,' was found dead at the bottom of a Seattle ravine. Her body was discovered by a search party led by her family, who are now accusing the local police of failing to assist in the situation in any way.
‘Tomorrowland’ Trailer: Journey Into Disney’s New Sci-Fi Adventure
Hot on the heels of yesterday's first look comes the first 'Tomorrowland' trailer, which promises to shed more light on one of the most mysterious summer blockbusters in ages. And it does! Sort of. This is the very definition of a teaser trailer.
White Girls Be Trippin: A Supercut of Girls Falling in Horror Movies
No genre inspires as many cliches, both beloved and hated, as horror. Put on any random slasher movie while a horror buff is in the room and chances are strong that he'll be able to map out every moment, and every poor decision on the part of the main characters, a half hour in advance. However, that horror buff will also tell you that the predictability of it all can be a lot of fun.
‘I Am Legend’ Reboot Moving Forward Without Will Smith
Despite being one of the bigger hits of 2007, a sequel to 'I Am Legend' failed to materialize. Blame star Will Smith's unwillingness to do sequels or blame the film's rather definitive ending, which made a follow-up difficult. Seven years later, the franchise that wasn't is being rebooted and, no, Smith will not be involved.
Sid Caesar, TV Comedy Legend, Dead at 91
Sid Caesar, one of the most beloved, respected and influential comic voices of all time, has passed away today at the age of 91.
Could John Travolta Play a Future Bond Villain?
It's been a rough decade for John Travolta, and his self-destructive slide looks to continue now that he's signed on to voice the lead character in a Gummy Bears movie. For that reason, we have a hard time believing that he's spoken to the James Bond franchise producers about playing a villain in a future film, but according to a recent interview, he claims that such meetings have occurred and hav
‘Noah’ Graphic Novel Looks More Appealing Than the Actual Movie
'Noah' is less than a month away from hitting theaters and we still have no idea what to make of this thing. On one hand, almost every trailer has looked like a complete and total mess. On the other hand, this is the latest effort from Darren Aronofsky, a filmmaker whose incredible previous work has earned him the benefit of the doubt here. The latest material from the film only adds to our baffle
“You’re Busted”: Samuel L. Jackson Goes Off on News Anchor Who Mistook Him for Laurence Fishburne
There are good days, there are bad days, and then there are days when you confuse Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne and find yourself at the mercy of an actor whose voice can make even the strongest man whimper in terror. This sounds like a joke, but it actually happened on live television, and since this is the internet, it will never go away and the news anchor who made the tragic error
New ‘Captain America 2′ Posters Spotlight the Winter Solider and Falcon
Like any superhero worth his salt, Captain America has his fair share of unique allies and enemies, and 'Captain America 2' is bringing a whole bunch of them to the big screen for the first time. We've already seen character posters for the Cap, Black Widow and Nick Fury, but the latest one-sheets highlight figures who are making their grand entrances into the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Anthony Ma
Watch a Baby Lose His Mind While Watching ‘Man of Steel’
With all of its wanton destruction and neck-snapping and general grimness, 'Man of Steel' really isn't the most kid-friendly superhero movie out there. However, it has major one young fan in the 16-month old boy featured in the video above, whose joyful reaction to a key scene in the film should melt even the most cynical of hearts and remind you that as cool as superhero movies can be, they're st
Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The LEGO Movie’ Constructs a Big Opening
And here we are: five weeks into the new year and we already have our first major blockbuster of 2014. Early estimates had 'The LEGO Movie' opening big, but the animated adventure shattered all expectations this weekend, with universally positive reviews and word of mouth sending the film to a massive opening.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Will Be Digitally Recreated For His Final ‘Hunger Games’ Scene
Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death occurred while he was nearing the end of his work on the two-part 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' movies, and while he only had seven days of filming left, those days included at least one key scene. We initially thought that these final scenes would be rewritten to exclude the character of Plutarch Heavensbee, but according to the NY Post, the filmmakers are p
‘Captain America 2′ Poster Gets Up Close With Robert Redford
The only thing crazier than Marvel casting Robert Redford in 'Captain America 2' is seeing the living legend get his own 'Captain America 2' poster. An actor like this gracing a superhero movie with his presence is only further evidence that the upcoming film isn't simply messing around and may live up to the excitement generated by the trailers.
Could a Crossbones One-Shot Be Next for Marvel?
As the Marvel movies continue to grow by leaps and bounds, their short films (or "One-Shots") continue to up their game, as well. The latest One-Shot, titled 'All Hail the King,' was written and directed by 'Iron Man 3' co-writer Drew Pearce and will be available to watch on the home release of 'Thor: The Dark World.' But that's not all: Pearce recently revealed that he has plenty more w
The ‘Groundhog Day’ Bed and Breakfast is on the Market (If You’ve Got a Spare Million)
'Groundhog Day' is revered as one greatest films of '90s, and to celebrate its upcoming twenty-first anniversary it's the perfect time to own a piece of the film's legacy. But we're not talking about a prop or something small. Nah, we're talking about the house where many of the key scenes were shot. It can now be yours for the low price of $985,000
New ‘Captain America 2′ Pics Highlight Cap’s Allies and Enemies
We don't know about you, but after yesterday's new 'Captain America 2' Super Bowl trailer, this sequel catapulted to the top of our most anticipated films of 2014 list. Like 'Thor 2' and 'Iron Man 3,' the latest adventure of Marvel's patriotic hero looks to take the groundwork established by previous films and take everything to a truly exciting and fresh place. A new batch of images from the film
Radio Shack Super Bowl Commercial Resurrects Your Favorite ’80s Characters
Considering how Radio Shack has been out of the limelight for the past decade or so, it's amusing to see that the company has some level of self-awareness. The new Radio Shack 2014 Super Bowl ad is chock full of self deprecating humor and, in a crazy little turn, most of it comes courtesy of '80s film and TV characters.
How Will Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Affect ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’?
As movie fans all over the world mourn the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, executives at Lionsgate find themselves facing a potential calamity. With one of the most important actors in their massively successful 'Hunger Games' franchise no longer with us, how do they move forward?
Oscar-Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46
Philip Seymour Hoffman, a towering icon of modern cinema, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment today according to the Wall Street Journal and New York Post. He was 46 years old.