Posts Tagged ‘Russell Brand’

Cameras Roll on ‘Rock of Ages’

New Line Cinema’s film adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” has begun principal photography under the direction of Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”). The movie musical stars Julianne Hough (“Burlesque”), with actor/singer Diego Boneta in his[...]

Under Review: ‘Arthur’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Hollywood loves remakes. They have established characters and a basic storyline; plus, if the original was a success than it probably already has a following. Now, Warner Bros. has re-made the 1981 comedy “Arthur” made famous by Dudley Moore’s performance in[...]

Under Review: ‘Hop’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Major holidays are a huge time for movies, especially for anyone who has kids off from school for prolonged periods of time. These are usually when the family-friendly films start to roll into theaters. This Easter we have “Hop,” directed by[...]

Seven Clips from ‘Arthur’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Is a grown man with a nanny and no job attractive? Many women would probably say no, but I think audiences will find the title star of the remake “Arthur” to be entertaining and sweet. Arthur (Russell Brand) is having fun with his life that includes no[...]

Seven Clips from ‘Hop’

— by ADAM POYNTER — With Easter just around the corner, there was bound to be a new family film coming out to appease the many families looking for something to do over the holiday break. This year, it just so happens to be a film about Easter: “Hop,” by director Tim Hill (“Alv[...]

Helen Mirren to add Hand, Footprints at Grauman’s

Internationally-renowned actress Helen Mirren will be honored today, March 28, at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood by placing her hand and footprints in cement in the landmark’s famous forecourt. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. PST, inducting Mirren into a select group[...]

Russell Brand to Get CinemaCon Comedy Award

Russell Brand is the “CinemaCon Comedy Star of the Year,” it was announced by Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, which will take place March 28 to 31 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Brand will be presented with this special honor at the inaugural “CinemaCon Big Screen[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Arthur’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — A remake of the 1981 romantic comedy of the same name, “Arthur” is about, well, Arthur (Russell Brand), a spoiled, rich man-child who still has a nanny named Hobson (Helen Mirren) looking after him. Anyway, Arthur finds out he is betrothed to Susan (Jenn[...]

Russell Brand in a Featurette from ‘The Tempest’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — If a chipmunk and a hummingbird mated, and the fetus was fed nothing but a diet of crack and energy drinks, that fetus would grow up to be Mr. Russell Brand. When asked about Riff Trinculo, his character in “The Tempest,” Brand goes off on some tangents[...]

Five Clips from ‘The Tempest’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — William Shakespeare’s stories have long been told on the silver screen: “Romeo and Juliet,” “Othello” and “Hamlet” have all had their own film adaptions (multiple ones), among other tales of Billy’s. Now it’s tim[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Hop’ (Teaser Version)

— by JESSIKA OWENS — When you think of a cute bunny playing a drum, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably the Energizer bunny. But fear not my friends, prepare to forget about the cute bunny who only plays one drum, “Hop” is coming to us this Easter season. Fro[...]

Under Review: ‘Despicable Me’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Co-directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin — two new-comers to directing who both have a background in story and animation — “Despicable Me” is one of the few animated movies being widely released this year that isn’t by a major studio like “Pix[...]

The First Five Minutes of ‘Get Him to the Greek’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Being a musician is no doubt an appealing profession, however, it takes a certain amount of luck and skill (or in this generation’s case — a nice music video or idiotic yet somewhat captivating dance) to make it in the business. This explains why the majo[...]

Under Review: ‘Get Him to the Greek’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Springing to life from the brilliant minds of Judd Apatow, Jason Segel and Nicolas Stoller comes the new comedy “Get Him to the Greek.” It is produced by Apatow (“40 Year Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “Superbad,” “Forgetting [...]