Actress Brittany Murphy‘s husband was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home this Sunday evening, The LA Times is reporting, of causes that have yet to be determined.
Screenwriter Simon Monjack, husband of the late actress Brittany Murphy, was found dead in his home on Sunday evening, after the LA Fire Department responded to a 911 call for “unspecified medical aid request.” This is only five months after Brittany‘s death.
That’s right, Grease is being re-released as a sing-a-long! For two weeks, starting July 8th, Grease is going to be showing in selected cities with the lyrics plastered across the bottom of the screen a la karaoke night. The picture is newly restored, so it admittedly looks better than ever, and I am sure Olivia Newton-John is fresh in everyone’s mind after her recent appearance getting “Physical” on Glee, but is that enough to make you want to go sit in a theatre with a bunch of people singing along to Grease?
Buried, the new Lionsgate film starring Ryan Reynolds has a new and improved version of the official poster – and it moves! Very few films have gone this route for their online marketing, so I’ll be curious to see how many more studios and movies take on this sort of motion poster for future projects. In Buried, Reynolds’ character (Paul Conroy) wakes up to find that he is six feet under ground, with only a cell phone and a lighter. Time is running out and so is his air supply. Check out the original poster and the motion poster below (make sure your sound is on!), and see a full synopsis and trailer here.
Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page and Ken Watanabe got a new TV spot yesterday, but it still doesn’t tell us much about what the eff is going on in this movie. The film, directed by Christopher Nolan, is due out in theatres July 16th has the most vague and intriguing previews I have seen all year! The appeal of a preview is to draw you in and make you want to see more, and Inception is easily doing both. So far I don’t even care if the plot blows me away, I’m just impressed with how COOL it looks. See the Official Trailer and the TV Spot after the jump.
Credit: Warner Bros.
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long
Going the Distance is the upcoming romantic comedy about dealing with a long-distance relationship, starring Justin Long and Drew Barrymore who (I think?) are also a couple in real life. From the looks of the preview, their chemistry is there, but some of the content just seems a little too cheeseball and cliche, even for my tastes. Barrymore is so adorable, though, so I’ll watch it. As if that wasn’t enough, Charlie Day from FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is in it as Long‘s roommate, and his lines are some of the funniest of the whole preview. See the preview after the jump.
Credit: 20th Century Fox
There is finally a clip for the new A-Team movie, starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Patrick Wilson and Gerald McRane. The best summary I could find was A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed. Basically, they go rogue and blow some sh*t up. I don’t go crazy for full out action movies, but this one looks pretty witty. Check out the clip behind the cut.
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen (Credit: Summit)
Two new clips from the latest installment of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hit the web today, and just like I expected, they are consistently better looking than New Moon was. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone and Dakota Fanning. Eclipse is out in theatres June 30th. Clips are beneath the cut!
Photo Credit: Dreamworks Animation
Dreamworks Animation has released a trailer for the new animated film, Megamind, which hits theatres this fall on November 5th. The movie has character voices provided by Will Ferrell (as Megamind), Brad Pitt (Metro Man), Tina Fey and Jonah Hill and even has Ben Stiller tacked on as producer. With so many huge names attached to this movie, I can’t help but have high expectations. I love animated movies, they always make me feel like a kid again, even if these new 3D gigs seem to lack the nostalgic charm that the old ones have. The verdict is still out on Megamind, because the preview left me with an overall “meh” feeling. Especially since it doesn’t even really touch on any major plot points. Synopsis and preview are below.
Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love (Credit: Columbia Pictures)
Julia Roberts has a tendency to star in movies that I want to turn my nose up at, but simply can’t. Just when I think, oh eyeroll, she’s doing another soul-searching romantic movie about her and some sexy dude I can’t ever obtain…she pulls off capturing my attention and my interest despite it. Maybe it is because I have girlie parts, who knows, but her new film Eat, Pray, Love looks like one of those movies I will sit on the couch and dive into, while also consuming a ridiculous amount of snacks.
Eat, Pray, Love is based on the book Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, by author Elizabeth Gilbert. It seems from the preview that the movie follows the book pretty closely – woman has a messy divorce, this feeds the desire to soul search, this prompts her to take a year off and explore the world as well as herself. The preview gives off a vibe of inspiration and empowerment, and if anyone call pull that off, it’s Julia Roberts, for sure. See the preview and the first look at the poster for Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, James Franco and Javier Bardem in theatres August 13th, below.
Drew Barrymore (Credit: Getty Images)
Actress turned director Drew Barrymore has decided to step behind the lens once more to direct a sequel to the classic film Wizard of Oz, IMDb News reports. Barrymore was originally slated to star in the film, but it is now uncertain whether she will both star and direct. This will be Drew‘s second time directing, the first of which was last year’s Whip It.