Anne Hathaway is getting set to star alongside Matthew McConaughey in Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming super-secret sci-fi epic, Interstellar. Nolan is known for working with the same actors – though his desire to have McConaughey in the lead came as a surprise – and, of course, Hathaway, now an Oscar winner for Les Misérables, portrayed Catwoman in Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Who knows which other Nolan regulars may crop up in this one? [Deadline]
Screen legend Robert Redford is in final negotiations to star in his first comic book movie. Redford is being cast as a high-ranking member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization in Captain America: Winter Soldier. [Heat Vision]
The ending is the apparent reason for the MPAA rating, as the famed Exorcist director William Friedkin has refused to compromise his work. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, and Thomas Haden Church in a play-turned-screenplay by Tracy Letts. The poster’s marketing brands it as a “totally twisted deep- fried Texas redneck trailer park murder story”.
What do you think? Will the “graphic aberrant content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality” keep you from seeing it in theaters, or are you all the more intrigued?
Dragons. Are there any cooler creatures in all of mythology? Unfortunately, in the world of celluloid, these great creatures of imagination have not really gotten their due. (At least, not in live-action cinema; why I have not yet seen How to Train Your Dragon is still beyond me.)
Is there any live-action film in which dragons have truly come off as cool as they deserve? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire wasn’t too bad, but the dragons aren’t the stars. As I impatiently await the day when Peter Jackson brings his vision of the ultimate dragon, Smaug, to life in The Hobbit, I think about other dragon-themed movies that I have enjoyed in the past. None of them are deserving enough to be called “great”, but I’m very forgiving of movies I want to like. In one of these cases, I was the perfect age to see a dragon with real presence brought to life on the big screen – even if the movie he inhabited was far from perfect. Without further adieu, I present, in ascending order on my Flickchart, my picks for Guilty Pleasures starring dragons.