Movie Blog Archives - July 2011

July 2011 Archive

Comic-Con Day 2 Hall H Recap: Spielberg, 'Spider-Man' and a Double Dose of Kate Beckinsale

By: Derrick Deane on July 23, 2011 at 1:04AM Comments (1)

Steven SpielbergThey came to see Steven Spielberg, they stayed to see Spider-Man. The second day of Hall H panels was packed with big moments and huge stars. Spielberg kicked things off in the morning to promote his December CG-animated film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn....


Sony Scores a Grand Slam with 'Spider-Man,' 'Ghost Rider,' '30 Minutes,' 'Total Recall'

By: Derrick Deane on July 22, 2011 at 11:21PM Comments (10)

Andrew Garfield dresed as Spider-Man at Comic-Con.Coming into this year's Comic-Con, Sony was one of the few major movie companies that felt like rolling the dice inside Hall H. Their panel, which lasted over an hour and a half, featured four of their upcoming titles: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, 30 Minutes or Less, Total Recall and The Amazing Spider-Man...


Comic-Con: Exclusive 'Tintin' Video Interviews with Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis

By: cwalton on July 22, 2011 at 4:43PM Comments

You might not have heard of The Adventures of Tintin before (at least if you're an average American moviegoer), but you've definitely heard of these three guys.


Comic-Con: Exclusive Video Interviews with 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark's' Guillermo del Toro, Guy Pearce and Troy Nixey & 'In Time's' Andrew Niccol

By: cwalton on July 22, 2011 at 3:11PM Comments

Straight from the press line at Comic-Con, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark producer Guillermo del Toro talks about his own history with the original film, star Guy Pearce discusses the original versus the new version and director Troy Nixey on specific ways to upgrade the dark spirits at work in the film. Also, In Time's Andrew Niccol talks about his age-defying new project.


Comic-Con: Exclusive Video Interviews with 'Drive' Star Carey Mulligan and Director Nicolas Winding Refn

By: cwalton on July 22, 2011 at 3:05PM Comments (1)

In our exclusive Comic-Con interviews, Drive co- star Carey Mulligan talks about her own driving adventures in L.A., and director Nicolas Winding Refn (winner at this year's Cannes Film Festival) explains the genesis of the project, and the casting of villain Albert Brooks.


Spielberg Makes Comic-Con Debut, Talks 'Tintin'

By: Derrick Deane on July 22, 2011 at 1:16PM Comments

The Adventures of Tintin panel at Comic-Con.With a pair of trailers already released, the buzz quickly turned to whether director Steven Spielberg would be making his first Comic-Con appearance to promote The Adventures of Tintin. A couple weeks before Con was about to begin, the iconic movie man made plans to appear in San Diego. Spielberg was in attendance to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The director then screened test footage from six years ago for Tintin which featured Peter Jackson...


Family-Friendly 'Captain America' Doesn't Curse

By: Tara McNamara on July 22, 2011 at 12:05PM Comments (10)

Captain AmericaAmongst the many superhero movies flooding the cineplex, something is a little more super about Captain America: The First Avenger. Steve Rogers stands up to bullies, puts others' needs before his own, and doesn't curse. Do you think children are more likely to curse if they hear it in films?


Comic-Con: Exclusive Interview with 'Abduction's Taylor Lautner

By: Lizerne Guiting on July 22, 2011 at 11:08AM Comments (1)

Taylor LautnerThis year's Comic-Con is delivering the goods for Team Jacob. Before Breaking Dawn, though, Taylor Lautner's gearing up for his action-thriller Abduction, opening September 23. Fandango reporter Trey Alexander spends a good seven minutes hanging out with Lautner in Petco Park...


Exclusive Comic-Con Clip: Attack the Block

By: Lizerne Guiting on July 22, 2011 at 10:02AM Comments (2)

Nick Frost in Attack the Block.Courtesy of our friends at Sony, here's a first look at an exclusive clip from the British action comedy Attack the Block, about a South London teen gang that happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time...


Comic-Con: End of Day 1 Hall H Recap

By: Derrick Deane on July 22, 2011 at 9:21AM Comments

Kristen StewartDay 1 inside Hall H began with the shrieks and squeals of thousands of Twi-hards and ended with the laughter and copious amount of F-bombs shared between directors Guillermo del Toro and Jon Favreau. But in between those two bookends was a day packed with never-before-seen footage, surprise guests and actors making their Comic-Con debut. Let's take a look...


Comic-Con: Exclusive 'Breaking Dawn' Video Interviews with Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Julia Jones, Elizabeth Reaser, Bill Condon and BooBoo Stewart

By: Lizerne Guiting on July 21, 2011 at 6:06PM Comments (1)

From Day 1's Twilight extravaganza of Con events (press line, press conference, massive Hall H panel), we present more interviews with the cast and creators. Interviews include Ashley Greene on shooting Breaking Dawn's wedding scene, Nikki Reed on growing up with the cast, Julia Jones on the Con and more...


Comic-Con: Fox Screens Footage For 'Apes,' 'In Time' and 'Prometheus'

By: Derrick Deane on July 21, 2011 at 5:22PM Comments

Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake for In Time.Fox had remained mum up until the last minute as to what their presentation would be this year at Comic-Con. We knew three movies in particular would be screening footage – Rise of the Planet of the Apes, In Time and Ridley Scott's Alien-esqueprequel Prometheus...


Comic-Con: Exclusive 'Breaking Dawn' Video Interviews with Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, and Kristen Stewart

By: Lizerne Guiting on July 21, 2011 at 2:02PM Comments (29)

Straight from Comic-Con Day 1, we've got exclusive video interviews with the three megastars of the Twilight franchise. Here, Taylor Lautner dishes on how Jacob's able to move on from Bella, Robert Pattinson tells us which superhero he'd be game to play, and Kristen Stewart recalls the best parts of filming Breaking Dawn.


Comic-Con: 'Breaking Dawn' Sneak Peek

By: Derrick Deane on July 21, 2011 at 1:05PM Comments (3)

Breaking DawnWith shrieks of Twi-hards ringing in our ears, we can report that Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 has just wrapped their panel and the cast is currently exiting Hall H. Footage from the latest Twilight movie was shown to a packed house of 6,000 Twilight fans ...


Exclusive Comic-Con Clip: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

By: Lizerne Guiting on July 21, 2011 at 10:37AM Comments (6)

Rise of the Planet of the ApesWhile the masses are at Comic-Con, Fox has given us an exclusive Rise of the Planet of the Apes clip, in advance of their Hall H panel,  for those checking out the Con online. It's a minute and 42 seconds long clip showing the rise of the apes and the destruction it means for all of us weaklings.


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