The shooting of "Spectre" was delayed since the car chase sequence in Quattro Fontane in Rome was prohibited by authorities.
The authorities reportedly contacted the staff and crew of the film to inform them that the said scene can be detrimental to the beautiful architrecture of the location. Although the crew assured that it would be filmed in a "controlled manner," the leaders of the town still protested.
The Quattro Fontane was constructed in the 15th century and it was recently restored to protect the landmark. Federica Galloni who is a culture minister said that the landmark is too fragile for a car chase sequence. The minster suggested using CGI instead, which was something that the crew wanted to avoid in the production to make "Spectre" more realistic. more >>
Legendary Digital Media and Crackle have released the first official trailer of its upcoming action, horror, zombie film "Dead Rising: Watchtower."
"Dead Rising: Watchtower" is based on the survival horror video game franchise "Dead Rising" created by Keiji Inafune for the PlayStation, Xbox and PC. The franchise spawned three games, a Wii remake and a mobileversion and has sold more than 7.6 million copies worldwide. A Japanese film based on the game wasreleased in 2010 titled "Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun" and now an American-Canadian film is set to come out this year.
The trailer was released by Crackle last week and tells the story of a group of four individuals caught in a large scale zombie outbreak. more >>
The popular comedy franchise "Ghostbusters" has now found its new protagonists in these four women.
A report from Hollywood Reporter indicated that Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are now in negotiations to appear in the upcoming reboot of the film which will be helmed by "Bridesmaid" director Paul Feig.
Except for McCarthy who has already signed on for the forthcoming project, THR added that Wiig and the two stars from "Saturday Night Live" are still currently in talks to join on board. However, Feig somehow felt confident that the girls would certainly ink the deals that he took to his social media to declare the involvement of the four and even went on to say that filming will start this summer in New York. more >>
Mali Music, Grammy-nominated Christian recording artist, headlines a new musical presentation on the life of Jesus Christ titled Revival! The Experience, a "mixed media virtual experience" that is expected to be released in theaters sometime this year.
A teaser trailer for Revival! The Experience reveals the new project as being in the vein of the iconic 1973 British musical Jesus Christ Superstar — with "a splash of The Wiz," according to creators. The project is based on the Gospel of John's account of Jesus Christ.
The new project has been described by creators as "dramatizing supremely constructed original contemporary and gospel music that helps recount the mission, ministry and miracles of Jesus." more >>
"Ted 2" unveiled its first poster and trailer with Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg,
The poster featured Ted's back with the "not so subtle" tagline "Ted is coming, again." The clip showcased the rude and funny Ted who has married his girlfriend Tami-Lynn played by Jessica Barth.
The couple wanted to have a child in the natural way so they asked the help of Ted's best friend John Bennett portrayed by Wahlberg to provide a specimen for them. more >>
American Sniper isn't just a hit, it's on its way to a colossal box-office return. It's already the tenth-highest grossing movie of 2014 (the movie opened in select theaters at Christmas) and is well on its way to the top three — this despite a furious backlash from the Left, with rhetoric that routinely borders on the hysterical. Yet the people still come, in droves. Friends of mine are relating how, days later, the movie is still having an impact on them, making them think more about the war, about the experience of veterans, and the nature of our enemy.
All of this represents a defeat for a cultural Left that is used to getting its way. It is used to exercising the power to name and shame — to exclude politically incorrect discourse and entertainment from American pop culture and public life. Until recently, anyway.
If one looks back at the large-scale cultural fights of the past three years, there's an emerging pattern: When the Left butts heads with a "red" institution, seeking to diminish its influence in red America, the backlash is intense. Remember the Chick-fil-A boycotts so swamped by "buycotts" that restaurants actually ran out of chicken? Or remember A&E's capitulation in the face of overwhelming support for Phil Robertson? Then there was of course the almost laughably ineffective boycott of Hobby Lobby, where hosts of people who never go to craft stores anyway pledged to somehow put the company out of business for resisting the HHS abortion-pill mandate. more >>