Posts Tagged ‘Tommy Lee Jones’

Principal Photography Begins on Luc Besson’s Malavita

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Principal photography begins today on EuropaCorp and Relativity’s comedic actioner Malavita directed by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter) and starring Oscar®-Winner Robert De Niro (Limitless, Heat), Oscar®-Nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows, People Like Us), Oscar®-Winner Tommy Lee Jones (No Country For Old Men, Men in Black), Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four) and John D’Leo (The Wrestler, Wanderlust).

Collaborating with Besson behind the scenes is a creative below-the-line team including: director of photography Thierry Arbogast (The Fifth Element), production designer Hugues Tissandier (Taken), sound editor Ken Yasumoto (The Transporter), costume designer Olivier Bériot (Taken) and editor Julien Rey (The Lady).

The darkly comedic action film Malavita is the story of the Manzonis, a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, old habits die hard and they soon find themselves handling things the “family” way.

Filming commenced in Normandy and will continue in France at La Cité du Cinéma, where the brand new Studios de Paris are located. Additional shooting will take place in New York. The film will bow in 2013 with Relativity handling US distribution as well as working with its foreign output partners on the film’s release in the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Greece, Thailand and CIS. EuropaCorp will take on distribution in France and handle international sales.

The script is adapted by Besson from the book Badfellas by author Tonino Benacquista. Virginie Besson-Silla (From Paris with Love) from EuropaCorp is producing. Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) is producing, while the studio’s Tucker Tooley (Immortals) will executive produce.

Looking ahead, Relativity will release the edge-of-your seat thriller House at the End of the Street (in theatres September 21, 2012), the outrageous Movie 43 (in theatres January 25, 2013) and comedy 21 and Over (in theatres March 15, 2013). Relativity is currently in post-production on Scott Cooper’s gritty dramatic thriller currently-titled Out of the Furnace and is in production on the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling Safe Haven (in theatres February 8, 2013) and the corporate espionage thriller Paranoia (in theatres September 27, 2013).

EuropaCorp is currently in production on Taken 2 which it will distribute in France and with its partners in Germany, Scandinavia and Russia. Fox will handle the distribution of the film in the US and throughout its international distribution organization. The company is also in production on Mobius directed by Éric Rochant and starring Oscar®-Winner Jean DuJardin, Cécile De France and Tim Roth.

MEN IN BLACK 3 Movie Review

Friday, May 25th, 2012





What! With our third installment of MIB, we must travel through time to save the day, and Agent K. The time we must travel to is 1969 and the action, thrills, laughs, and threats to Earth’s existence are all just as good and intense. It should go without saying that if you enjoyed the first two MIBs, this one is a must see. The story continues and it’s still fun, hilarious, thrilling, and this time very touching. There is a lot of heart in it which adds to the overall movie experience. It’s got a little bit of everything. And, of course, it’s as gross as always. The 3D aspect was well used and it enhanced the excellent cinematography. No doubt the special effects were also excellent. I might not outwardly admit that I have a mild fear of heights, but I kind of do. This became more evident to me as I watched this film. There are a couple of scenes that will test you for that fear. I clung to the seat. It was impressive, what can I say? There were two other things that were equally impressive. Josh Brolin playing a young Agent K/Tommy Lee Jones was a real treat to watch. He nailed it. READ FULL REVIEW

HOPE SPRINGS Movie Trailer

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Here is the trailer from Columbia Pictures’ upcoming film HOPE SPRINGS . The animated film is directed by David Frankel, starring the voices of Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell

HOPE SPRINGS opens in theaters August 10, 2012 .

Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.

MEN IN BLACK 3 Second Film Trailer

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Here is the second trailer from Columbia Pictures’ upcoming film MEN IN BLACK 3. The film is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Nicole Scherzinger, Alice Eve, Michael Stuhlbarg

MEN IN BLACK 3 opens in theaters May 25, 2012.

MEN IN BLACK 3 Film Trailer

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Here is the trailer from Columbia Pictures’ upcoming film MEN IN BLACK 3. The film is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Nicole Scherzinger, Alice Eve, Michael Stuhlbarg

MEN IN BLACK 3 opens in theaters May 25, 2012.

Captain America The First Avenger Movie Review

Friday, July 22nd, 2011





Stronger and faster too! This has been an over the top summer movie season, easily one of the best in recent years. Blockbuster after blockbuster, this has been a very entertaining time at the cinema and it isn’t done yet per this next blockbuster. I honestly did not think this would carry the weight of an Iron Man or Thor or even Hulk. For starters, he doesn’t quite have the powers or abilities that these others do. The previews didn’t seem all that exciting either so I was not expecting much. Boy is it good to not expect much cause many times you are delighted with what you get. This movie blew me away with its simplicity and straightforwardness. This one really looks like a comic book come to life. The 40s look was impeccable, the story was just right, the cinematography was exceptional, the action was sharp, and the special effects were about as good as anything else you’ve ever seen. READ FULL MOVIE REVIEW

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER New Film Trailer

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Here is the latest trailer from Paramount Pictures’ film CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. The film is directed by Joe Johnston starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, and Stanley Tucci.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER hits theaters July 22, 2011!

PARAMOUNT PICTURES 2011 Summer Movie Preview

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

“THOR”
Release: May 6, 2011

Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Clark Gregg, with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin

The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.

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“KUNG FU PANDA 2”
Release: May 26, 2011

Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber

In “Kung Fu Panda 2”, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

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“SUPER 8”
Release: June 10, 2011

Directed by J.J. Abrams
Cast: Gabriel Basso, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

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“TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON”
Release: July 1, 2011

Directed by Michael Bay
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, John Turturro

Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.

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“CAPTAIN AMERICA”
Release: July 22, 2011

Directed by Joe Johnston
Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Neal McDonough

“Captain America: The First Avenger” will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving.)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER Trailer

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Here is the new trailer from Paramount Pictures’ film CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. The film is directed by Joe Johnston starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, and Stanley Tucci.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER hits theaters July 22, 2011!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER Super Bowl Spot

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Here is the Super Bowl Spot from Paramount Pictures’ film CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. The film is directed by Joe Johnston starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, and Stanley Tucci.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER hits theaters July 22, 2011!

“Captain America: The First Avenger” will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving.)