‘American Hustle’ clip: Batman hits on Lois Lane!

BY Joanna Mendoza

Christian Bale and Amy Adams in "American Hustle" (Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures)

Christian Bale and Amy Adams in “American Hustle” (Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures)

Well, not really. 

But some clever commenters jokingly said this new clip from American Hustle won’t sit well with Superman. In this super (er, Bat?) short video, Christian Bale‘s con man Irving Rosenfeld meets for the first time his would-be partner and lover Sydney Prosser, played by Amy Adams. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, Bale is the most recent Batman, and Adams is the Lois Lane to Henry Cavill‘s latest Man of Steel.

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Leonardo DiCaprio shares ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ pics on Facebook

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up for their fifth film together, "The Wolf of Wall Street." (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up for their fifth film together, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Better late than never! 

I just saw these Wolf of Wall Street pics posted on Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Facebook page about 12 hours ago. I understand it’s a big deal that DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are teaming up again, but what really got me excited about this movie are Matthew McConaughey and Jon Bernthal. Take a look at their pics on DiCaprio’s Facebook page!

 

To whet your appetite, above is a photo of Scorsese directing DiCaprio. Below is a still of DiCaprio and Jonah Hill looking like they’re genuinely having a ball.

Jonah Hill and DiCaprio (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Jonah Hill and DiCaprio (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Here is the movie’s poster: 

(Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

(Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Watch the trailer here: 

 

Oh, and going back to “better late than never,” a belated happy 39th birthday to one of Hollywood’s current bests!

The Wolf of Wall Street, from Paramount Pictures, will be released in the U.S. on Christmas Day 2013. It has yet to have a Philippine release date.

It’s Dwarf Prince Thorin! A Q&A with ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ star Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage as Dwarf Prince Thorin in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

Richard Armitage as Dwarf Prince Thorin in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

He made a huge impression as the Dwarf Prince Thorin Oakenshield in last year’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Now, Richard Armitage returns to play the same character in the highly anticipated sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. (See character posters for the movie here!)

As a young Dwarf Prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. When no one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Now, as the strong, fearless fighter and respected leader of The Company of Dwarves, Thorin is determined to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that brought such misery upon his people.

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James Franco’s ‘As I Lay Dying’: It Ain’t A Bother

BY Gina Tumlos

James Franco (Photo courtesy of Millennium Films)

“As I Lay Dying” Writer-director-actor James Franco (Photo courtesy of Millennium Films)

As I Lay Dying follows the same story arc of a Grecian hero who embarks on a journey for a loved one, meets peril after peril, and after much toil and suffering, is revered for his strength and stamina for withstanding all that unjustified otherworldly nonsense. Except there is no hero in William Faulkner‘s eighty-three year old family saga. There isn’t even a reliable narrator to turn to. Everyone is embroiled in their own inner turmoil and there is no exaltation waiting for any of the characters at the end of the line. Nobody really wins in this one; only a new set of teeth and a new set of problems await the remaining Bundrens on their way back home.

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12 best things about ‘Catching Fire’ (and 3 not so great)

BY Joanna Mendoza and Jen T. Tuazon

Josh Hutcherson and Katniss Everdeen both looking pretty in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate)

Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen both looking pretty in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate)

If you’re one of the people who helped The Hunger Games: Catching Fire earn a whopping $307,725,000 worldwide first-weekend gross, then you’re probably ready to discuss your feelings about the movie. Did you love it, too? What did you like best about it? Were there scenes (or non-scenes) that you didn’t quite appreciate?

Still on a Catching Fire high, we’d like to share our picks for the 12 best Catching Fire moments–and a few ones we think could have been better. If you haven’t read Suzanne Collins‘s book, SPOILER ALERT!

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Watch Rob Lowe as JFK and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie in ‘Killing Kennedy’

By Jen T. Tuazon

The National Geographic Channel's Killing Kennedy

The National Geographic Channel’s Killing Kennedy

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, the National Geographic Channel and Academy Award winning director Ridley Scott present Killing Kennedy, a short film recreating that fateful day in Dallas, Texas half a century ago and based on the bestselling book “Killing Kennedy: the End of Camelot” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

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‘Catching Fire’: Ten Thumbs Up!

By Joanna Mendoza and Jen T. Tuazon

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


The
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
had a tough act to follow in last year’s very well-reviewed Hunger Games. But this sequel — with its genius story, superb returning actors, perfectly cast newbies, chilling and suspenseful scenes, and elevated humor (hey, even sullen Peeta is smiling now!) — is even much better than its predecessor.

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‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ supergroup formed by Hans Zimmer

Michael Einziger, Johnny Marr, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer (Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures)

Amazing music: Michael Einziger, Johnny Marr, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer is the super group that will work on the “Amazing Spider-Man 2” soundtrack. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures)

Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer will work with Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr, Michael Einziger, and Dave Stewart to create music for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it was announced recently by Lia Vollack, president of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures.

The film, directed by Marc Webb from a screen story and screenplay by Alex KurtzmanRoberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, is produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in U.S. theaters on May 2, 2014, and international release dates commence April 16, 2014.

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Angelina Jolie is deliciously wicked in first ‘Maleficent’ trailer!

BY Joanna Mendoza

Angelina Jolie as "Maleficent" (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Angelina Jolie as “Maleficent” (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)


“I know who you are, you’ve been watching over me my whole life,” says Aurora (Elle Fanning)  as she’s walking in the woods. “Don’t be afraid.”

“I am not afraid,” answers a shadow.

“Then come out,” coaxes Aurora.

“Then you’ll be afraid,” counters Maleficent, in a menacing and deliciously evil manner that only Angelina Jolie can pull off. (Okay, maybe not.)

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First trailer for Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ to debut in a few hours

BY Joanna Mendoza

Angelina Jolie as "Maleficent" (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Angelina Jolie as “Maleficent” (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

I’ve never been a fan of Angelina Jolie. When she rose to international prominence in the late ’90s, I thought her being “dark” was too gimmicky. It could’ve been just an expression of her art, creativity, and individuality, but for me, if the art is good, the artist doesn’t need to be too loud or too out-there. If the art is good, it should speak for itself.

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