Are you the kind of person who likes to start the year with calming thoughts of cute kittens, beautiful sunsets, and scenarios in which someone isn’t getting savagely beaten by a metal baseball bat? Well, good for you! We would, however, suggest that you don’t watch the new, mayhem-filled trailer for The Raid 2: Berandal, writer-director Gareth Evans’ follow-up to his much loved 2011 actioner.
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There will be one less mutant in this summer’s highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past, which combines the casts of the original X-Men trilogy with those of 2011′s First Class. Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects) has revealed to EW exclusively that a rescue sequence — shot early in the film’s production and featuring Magneto (Ian McKellen), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Rogue (Anna Paquin), and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) — has been cut from the final film. Sadly, this means that Rogue’s screen time has been significantly chopped down as well.
“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” explains Singer. “It’s a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it. But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go. Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she’s in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won’t appear in it.”
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Do you enjoy the films of Elijah Wood, the concertos of Sergei Rachmaninoff, and the oeuvre of Dutch director Jan de Bont (specifically his 1994 action movie Speed)? What admirably wide-ranging tastes you have. Also? You’re going to want to take a look at the new trailer for Grand Piano.
Directed by Eugenio Mira, the film stars Wood as a pianist who, at this comeback performance, finds an extremely ominous message on his score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” Gadzooks! That’s even worse than the dream I had about playing the tuba at school while naked.
It’s early days, but Cheap Thrills could well turn out to be 2014′s blackest black-comedy. The directorial debut of E.L. Katz stars David Koechner (Anchorman) and Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers) as a pair of well-heeled L.A.-dwellers who goad two desperate-for-cash characters — played by Pat Healy and Ethan Embry — to commit increasingly unwise and/or illegal acts for growing sums of cash. We hesitate to say more, but the film’s new poster, which you can see exclusively above, gives some idea of the macabre mayhem which results.
The new horror movie Banshee Chapter is full of familiar faces, including Katia Winter (Sleepy Hollow), Michael McMillian (True Blood), and the great Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs, Monk). But the biggest name attached to this tale of psychedelic drug use and threatening, extra-dimensional presences is its executive producer Zachary Quinto, whose production company Before the Door — which he cofounded with Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson — was responsible for overseeing the film.
Below, Quinto talks about his involvement with Banshee Chapter which is now available on VOD and will start a theatrical run in select cities on Jan. 10. And, below our chat with the Star Trek star, check out an exclusive making-of clip featuring interviews with Moosa, producer Stephanie Riggs, and writer-director Blair Erickson.
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Is the new independent comedy-drama All the Light in the Sky about a Malibu-dwelling, 45-year-old actress called Marie and her dealings with the film industry? Or is it about why we need to accept, and engage with, change — be it personal or global? Actually, this latest film from prolific writer-director Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies) is technically both. However, star Jane Adams, who cowrote All the Light in the Sky with Swanberg, insists the movie is much more a philosophical rumination rather than a Tinseltown dissection.
Director Adrián García Bogliano impressed many horror fans — including this one — with 2011′s slow-burn occult thriller Penumbra and the filmmaker recently wrapped his first English language feature, the werewolf film Late Phases. But from today, terror freaks will be able to check out his first, post-Penumbra movie, the Mexico-shot Here Comes the Devil, which can be viewed at select cinemas and via VOD and iTunes.
Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro play parents whose two children disappear while exploring a mountainside near Tijuana with predictably horrific — if otherwise decidedly unpredictable — consequences.
It was a good day to be lesser-known. If Barkhad Abdi, June Squibb, and Lupita Nyong’o can win nominations from the celebrity-obsessed Golden Globes, then their path to the Academy Awards ceremony is a near certainty. On the other hand, today’s list of contenders was not so kind to one of the most famous women on the planet.
Sorry, Oprah. You’ve been snubbed. The Globes also had two opportunities to get George Clooney at the ceremony — and declined both chances.
Keanu Reeves had been searching for a way to get into directing when he realized the story he wanted to tell was one he learned six years ago.
EW has an exclusive look at a Reeves interview, in which he talks about meeting Man of Tai Chi‘s star, Tiger Hu Chen, on the set of The Matrix, and listening to the stories of his Tai Chi training. So when Tiger approached Reeves with the idea of collaborating, Reeves realized he had finally found “the story to tell.”
Watch the clip below:
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Last month, I undertook a whistle stop tour of film sets in England — a full account of which you can read in the current Entertainment Weekly — and spent an afternoon hanging out with director David Ayer while he shot his as-yet-untitled, Brad Pitt-starring World War II tank film. “All my movies are about people in cars,” said Ayer, who wrote and directed End of Watch and whose other scripting credits include the similarly auto-centric The Fast and the Furious and Training Day.
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