James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ Gets A ‘Real Hollywood Movie’ Trailer

A rough cut of The Disaster Artist, James Franco’s surprisingly sincere and unsurprisingly very funny biopic about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s so-bad-it’s-great The Room, premiered at South by Southwest in March. But the film made its official debut on Monday night at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it received overwhelmingly positive reviews (and an ovation). But there’s only one review of The Disaster … [Read more...]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Shows Off His Comedic Chops As The World’s Greatest Hitman In ‘Killing Gunther’

Hitmen are so in right now. John Wick: Chapter 2 is one of the most enjoyable movies released in 2017; The Hitman’s Bodyguard has been number one at the box office for two weeks; and now here’s Taran Killam’s directorial debut, Killing Gunther. The action-comedy stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular Gunther (Titular Gunter is a good name for a stuffy British drama), a world-famous hitman whose arrogance annoys a group of … [Read more...]

You Can Watch The ‘Super Troopers 2’ Teaser Trailer Right Meow

Super Troopers wasn’t a huge hit when it was released in 2001 — it only made $23 million at the box office — but the comedy became a cult classic thanks to strong DVD sales and an Anchorman-level of quotability. You can find at least one student who knows the entire “meow” scene in every college in America. Now, over a decade-and-a-half after the original, Super Troopers is getting a fan-funded sequel with a “very … [Read more...]

Richard Linklater’s ‘Sort Of’ Sequel To A Jack Nicholson Classic Now Has A Trailer

Richard Linklater’s most recent film, Everybody Wants Some!!, was his most enjoyably “boys will be boys” feature since Dazed and Confused. The Oscar-nominated director will return to heavier material, however, in Last Flag Flying. Based on Darryl Ponicsan’s novel of the same name (a “sort of” sequel to his previous book, The Last Detail, which Hal Ashby adapted into a great, Jack Nicholson-starring film in … [Read more...]

Anya Taylor-Joy Reteams With ‘The Witch’ Director For His ‘Nosferatu’ Remake

A24 Last year, we reported that The Witch‘s Robert Eggers is directing a remake of Nosferatu, F. W. Murnau’s 1922 vampire classic. “It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do Nosferatu next,” he said. “I was really planning on waiting a while, but that’s how fate shook out.” Fate has also aligned him with his Witch star. No, not Black Phillip (goats and … [Read more...]

Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Death Of Stalin’ Looks Like The Russian ‘Veep’ In Its First Trailer

It was a surprising move that worked out for everyone involved: creator Armando Iannucci left Veep after season four because “every show can benefit from new energy and new names and new ideas,” and Veep hasn’t lost a beat. In fact, season five might have been the show’s best (and season six gave us this cackling classic). Such is the power of Richard Splett. Iannucci also cited his desire to work on other projects, … [Read more...]

Tommy Wiseau Is ‘99.9 Percent’ Sure He Approves Of James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’

A24 Following a rapturous “work in progress” premiere at South by Southwest, A24 scheduled The Disaster Artist for a December 1 release date, right in the heart of awards season. Is James Franco’s loving tribute to one of the best-worst movies of all-time, The Room, getting Oscar buzz any crazier than The Room becoming a phenomenon in the first place? I saw the film at SXSW and mostly liked it (and loved Franco’s … [Read more...]

The New ‘It’ Trailer Is A Creepy Clown Nightmare

Earlier this week, a one-armed man dressed as a clown was arrested while brandishing a machete. He was also drunk. “He had duct-taped the machete to his arm,” according to the BBC, “which police say had been amputated… He told police he had been inspired by previous creepy clown sightings and was trying to play a prank.” In semi-related news: there’s a new It trailer! Based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel … [Read more...]

Oh Hai, James Franco As Tommy Wiseau In ‘The Disaster Artist’ Trailer

The buzz out of South by Southwest was true: James Franco is that good as Tommy Wiseau. Based on Greg Sestero’s book of the same name, The Disaster Artist is about the making of The Room, one of the most infamously terrible (but oddly delightful) movies of all-time. In Wiseau, Franco found an oddball kindred spirit, so much so that he directed The Disaster Artist “using Tommy’s speech pattern and accent,” according to Jason … [Read more...]

Jared Leto Went Full Joker And Sent His ‘Suicide Squad’ Co-Stars NSFW ‘Care’ Packages

Warner Bros. Jared Leto did some “bad, bad things” on the set of Suicide Squad, including petrifying Margot Robbie, making director David Ayer hire a therapist, and sending his co-stars a live rat and dead hog. He also thinks he should be locked away “in a box after this movie comes out,” and never officially introduced himself to Will Smith. Is Leto a great method actor, or just an insane person? We’ll have to wait … [Read more...]

Rob Schneider And Jennifer Love Hewitt Are Officially The ‘Worst’ Actor And Actress In Hollywood

Buena Vista Pictures It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves while watching Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo on Comedy Central at 3 a.m., for some reason: Is there anyone worse than Rob Schneider? Well, according to the hard data: There is not! The numbers have been crunched, and using a formula that involves semi-reliable Metacritic scores, box office numbers, and number of films, Vox has come to the conclusion that Schneider is … [Read more...]

How A Studio Note Frightened The ‘Deadpool’ Director And Almost Ruined The Movie

Fox If Wade Winston Wilson was a real person, he’d spend most of his time looking at Deadpool‘s Box Office Mojo page, and stroking his chimichanga, if you catch my drift. The numbers are staggering: Highest-grossing R-rated film ever. Eighth highest grossing comic book adaptation ever. Highest grossing “Revenge” film ever. Deadpool was expected to be a hit, but not a cultural sensation that’s saving other movies. … [Read more...]

‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Responds To Those Expensive Reshoot Rumors

Warner Bros. The newest Suicide Squad trailer, which premiered during the MTV Movie Awards, answered a lot of questions about the film. Will Harley Quinn be “vexing”? Yes. Will we see Ben Affleck’s Batman? Yes. Okay, but what if Superman had decided to fly down and grab the President right out of the Oval Office? Who would have stopped him? A stagnant box office, apparently. But there’s one important inquiry only the … [Read more...]