Comedic Cain

Add Comment on April 28, 2009 by Amy Nicholson

"The Bible truly is one of the funniest books I've ever read," declared David Cross on his Grammy-nominated comedy album “Shut Up You F***ing Baby.” Between starring in cult hits like Arrested Development, Mr. Show and—surprisingly— Alvin and the Chipmunks, the outspoken atheist has penned stand-up routines that have polarized the secular and devout. But with Year One, both can reach one point of agreement: the comic who once joked about being molested by the Virgin Mary is perfectly cast as Cain. B OXOFFICE caught up with Cross to discuss his role in the new Harold Ramis flick.

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Cannes Boasts Impressive Slate

Add Comment on April 23, 2009 by Richard Mowe

Despite the economic downturn the organizers of the Cannes Film Festival claim not to be feeling the pinch as they unveiled plans for the 2009 edition in Paris yesterday in the opulent surroundings of the Grand Hotel. With new films in the official selection by such directors as Quentin Tarantino, returning to the scene of his Pulp Fiction triumph, Australian Jane Campion of The Piano fame, Cannes favourites Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Pedro Almodovar, Lars Von Trier and Ang Lee and out of competition slot for Terry Gilliam the scene is set for a 62nd edition from May 13 to 24 that defiantly ignores any financial blues.

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Punch for Punch

Add Comment on April 20, 2009 by Eric Brach

To call this February's Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li a flop would be an understatement. Grossing a paltry $8.7 million domestically with a reported $50 million budget, Street Fighter was both a critical and commercial failure. The principal complaint many moviegoers had with the film? Despite the name, it featured hardly any action. Fighting, which hits theatres on Friday, will, it seems, be different. The film focuses on Shawn, played by Channing Tatum, and his rise to the top of an underground New York City street fighting circuit under the tutelage of Harvey Boarden, portrayed by Terrence Howard.

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Summer of Yelchin

Add Comment on April 13, 2009 by Amy Nicholson

Welcome to Anton Yelchin's summer. At 12 years old, the Russian-born child actor could list Morgan Freeman ( Along Came a Spider ) and Anthony Hopkins ( Hearts in Atlantis ) as co-stars; by 18, he was a leading man—a brave, smart and utterly guileless young actor who anchored the critical successes Alpha Dog and Charlie Bartlett. In May, the 20-year-old Yelchin will vault into blockbuster stardom with two iconic roles. Up first, he blasts off as Pavel Chekov in J.J. Abrams' ...

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Adapting 'Mysteries'

Add Comment on April 13, 2009 by Marco Cerritos

When The Mysteries of Pittsburgh premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival two things instantly permeated through the minds of giddy moviegoers, an adaptation of the beloved Michael Chabon novel was finally attempted for the big screen and it was being realized by a relative newcomer, Rawson Marshall Thurber, whose only previous directing credit was the comedy hit Dodgeball. Coming from the world of slapstick comedy and trying to adapt a serious coming-of-age story is something Thurber is all too familiar with but he doesn’t seem to mind.

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Taking Back 'Terminator'

Add Comment on April 07, 2009 by Amy Nicholson

In the two years since McG announced he was directing the fourth Terminator, fans have gone from petrified to pumped. The infamously mono-named filmmaker best known for teaching Cameron Diaz to skateboard in Charlie's Angels proved his mettle on the Comicon Q&A minefields and convinced no less than Christian Bale to sign on as John Connor. Terminator Salvation picks up years after Skynet has atom-bombed the world. McG talks to B OXOFFICE about his vision of the Apocalypse and the real possibility that robots could take over the Earth.

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Working with Caine

Add Comment on April 07, 2009 by Marco Cerritos

To call Peter Saraf lucky would be an understatement. He is currently a successful producer after years of hard work climbing the Hollywood ladder under director Jonathan Demme and has now co-founded his own production company, Big Beach Films. Saraf loves movies and feels fortunate to do something he is passionate about. That initial fire for cinema was ignited during his years working with Demme on such projects as Adaptation, Ulee’s Gold and The Truth About Charlie. After falling in love with movies and deciding to try his hand at producing his own projects, Big Beach Films hit it out of the park with the surprise hit Little Miss Sunshine.

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