The Playlist

Ray Stevenson Talks 'Thor' And The Possible Return Of The 'Punisher'

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • March 8, 2011 3:48 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
We sat down with "Kill The Irishman" star Ray Stevenson yesterday, and while we discussed the upcoming Jonathan Hensleigh thriller, we also had to ask about being a cog in the mighty Marvel filmmaking machine. The once (and future?) "Punisher" has the role of Volstagg in this summer's "Thor," a hefty, bearded pugilist that brings color to the group known as the Warriors Three. But could Volstagg appear in the future?

Review: Abbas Kiarostami's 'Certified Copy' Is Rich, Absorbing & Moving

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 8, 2011 3:32 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The following is a reprint of our review from the Cannes Film Festival.

Simon Pegg Says He & Edgar Wright Still Trying To Find Time To Write 'The World's End'

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • March 8, 2011 3:15 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Third Installment Of The Cornetto Trilogy Not Even Started, C'mon Guys!If you don't speak geek-ese like we do, here's a translation: The "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy is the unofficial nickname of the films made by director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (a nice knowing nod to Krzysztof Kieslowski which we appreciate) Presumably, you've heard of the first two installments, "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," and while they are not sequels of any kind, they all star Pegg and Frost, they're penned by Pegg and Wright and they're directed by the "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" filmmaker.

Sony Picks Up Channing Tatum's Horrible-Sounding Peter Pan Prequel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • March 8, 2011 2:53 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
If you'll beg our indulgence for a second, we've got a pitch that we want to put out there, one that we think is our ticket out of this film blogging racket. It's called "Rick," and it's a prequel to the all-time-classic "Casablanca." See, Rick Blaine, as played by Humphrey Bogart, is one of the all time great screen heroes, but you don't really get that much of his backstory. When told that he came to Casablanca "for the waters," a baffled Captain Renault asks "The waters? What waters? We're in the desert." To which Rick replies, in one of the all-time-greatest pieces of screenwriting, "I was misinformed."

Stringer Bell Dresses Up For Halloween In New Picture From 'Thor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 8, 2011 2:35 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
It's currently running between "Thor" and "Green Lantern" right now as to which comic movie is going to end up being the goofiest this summer. Admittedly, both are tough stories to bring to mainstream audiences -- alien worlds, hammers, green suits, power rings -- and while treatments we've seen so far have shown evidence of unintentional camp, hopefully the overall tone of the pictures will help sell the more outlandish elements. But until then, random pics like this aren't helping the non-comic faithful.

John Cusack Starring In International Screwball Comedy 'Dictablanda'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • March 8, 2011 2:16 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Ever since falling deeply in love with "Grosse Point Blank" as a twelve-year-old (followed swiftly by exposure to "Being John Malkovich" and "High Fidelity"), this writer has been firmly in the lifelong-fan-of-John Cusack camp. But being a Cusack fan has become deeply frustrating in recent years. His best performances ("Grace is Gone," "The Ice Harvest") go unsung, his paycheck roles get more and more depressing ("2012," "Hot Tub Time Machine") and his two most recent films, "Shanghai" and "The Factory" haven't been released at all, despite both filming way back in 2008. And that's without even mentioning his Twitter feed, a textbook example of why it's sometimes best to keep some distance from your heroes.

Unnecessary Animated Sequel Face-Off: New Trailers For 'Cars 2' & 'Kung Fu Panda 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • March 8, 2011 1:55 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Plus 'Puss In Boots,' If You Hate Your KidsIt's looked for a while now to be a fairly grim year for animation, but things took an uptick this past weekend with "Rango' -- a gorgeous, offbeat, surprisingly adult western which, while not a home-run, has more than enough to recommend it. Unfortunately, things look to have peaked from here on out: next up is the pedestrian-looking "Rio," and the rest of the year brings a series of sequels from the big dogs of the animation world, Pixar and DreamWorks.

Guillermo Del Toro Confirms 'At The Mountains Of Madness' Is Dead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 8, 2011 12:59 AM
  • |
  • 30 Comments
Update: Guillermo Del Toro also reached out to the New Yorker, telling the magazine, "Madness has gone dark. The ‘R’ did us in."

JDIFF '11 Review Roundup: 'Julia's Eyes,' 'A Somewhat Gentle Man'

  • By Jessica Kiang
  • |
  • March 8, 2011 12:42 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, aka JDIFF, first inaugurated in 2003, wrapped its packed 11-day run on Sunday 27th February. Our "man" (read: "woman") on the ground, was in attendance - here are some short reviews of just a few of the many films screened.

JDIFF '11 Review Roundup: 'Poetry,' 'Everything Will Be Fine,' 'My Words, My Lies - My Love'

  • By Jessica Kiang
  • |
  • March 8, 2011 12:20 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, aka JDIFF, first inaugurated in 2003, wrapped its packed 11-day run on Sunday 27th Feb. Our "man" (read: "woman") on the ground, was in attendance - here are some short reviews of just a few of the many films screened.

Email Updates

Recent Comments