March 9, 2012
Five Favorite Films with Megan Fox
It wasn't too long ago that Megan Fox found herself at the dizzying center of the celebrity maelstrom. Through no particular fault of her own, she was teetering on the brink of media overexposure -- the kind that comes from the usual perception of someone (and more often an actress) suddenly becoming too big, and too fast. Fox's well-publicized (and rather humorous) feud with her Transformers director Michael Bay lead to her being dismissed from the third installment (quick: try and remember the name of her replacement), while her would-be star vehicle -- the hopelessly misunderstood Jennifer's Body -- bombed with critics and audiences. Yet Fox's career is taking an arguably more interesting turn now that the white light of scrutiny has subsided: she's got roles in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up sequel This is 40 and Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator on the way, and this week stars as part of the ensemble cast of Jennifer Westfeldt's Friends with Kids. In the well-received comedy-drama, Fox plays Mary Jane, the much-younger girlfriend of single-dad-with-a-twist Adam Scott, while getting to act alongside a cast that includes Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.
We got a chance to chat with Fox about the experience recently, as well as her thoughts on doing more of this kind of comedy in the future. Read on for that, but first, she reeled off her five favorite films.
December 13, 2011
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Kung Fu Panda 2 and Rise of Planet of the Apes
This week in home video, we've got five Certified Fresh flicks, including the sequel to an animated favorite, a big franchise reboot, and a smart remake of a 1980s cult favorite. Our lineup this week: Kung Fu Panda 2, with Jack Black and Angelina Jolie; Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring James Franco and Andy Serkis; and Fright Night, featuring Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell. Plus, we've got a stylish civil rights documentary, an oddball martial arts mystery, a pair of B-movie classics from Japan, and a classic holiday musical. Check out the full list of new Blu-rays below!
May 27, 2011
Critics Consensus: The Hangover Part II Could Use Rehab
This week at the movies, we've got men behaving badly? again (The Hangover Part II, starring Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms) and the return of a bamboo-eating martial artist (Kung Fu Panda 2, with voice work from Jack Black and Angelina Jolie). What do the critics have to say? Hey, remember The Hangover? It was pretty funny, right? What if they did basically the same thing, only this time in another country? Well, critics say that's essentially the problem with The Hangover Part II -- it's got hilariously bawdy gags and manic energy, but it's lacking the element of surprise that made the first film so fresh.
May 12, 2011
Jack Black Gets a Bailout
Jack Black has agreed to kill some time between "Kung Fu Panda" sequels by starring in Michael Winterbottom's "Bailout."
February 27, 2011
Kung Fu Panda Producer Talks Sequel
Promising "tough emotional issues" for the portly Po, as well as 3D that will "really enhance the storytelling," producer Melissa Cobb discussed the "Kung Fu Panda" sequel in a new interview.
January 18, 2011
The Sequels of 2011
The year in film just wouldn't be complete without sequels, and 2011 will play host to more than a few. Film.com breaks them down.
December 3, 2010
Weekly Ketchup: Dreamworks Animation Is Sequel Crazy
This was a slow week in movie news, as Hollywood collectively enjoyed a prolonged post-Thanksgiving holiday. There were still some big news items, however, including extended sequel news for the Pirates of the Caribbean, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon franchises.
May 26, 2010
Four More for Kung Fu Panda Sequel
DreamWorks is filling out its voice cast for the "Kung Fu Panda" sequel, adding Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michelle Yeoh, Victor Garber, and Gary Oldman.