Sony’s This Is the End, the new apocalypse comedy directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is f*cking hilarious and utterly surprising. I’m going to to my best to relay this without spoiling anything for you regarding the film – but nevertheless you might want to WAIT to read this until you’ve seen the movie.
Vulture has a neat little story about what almost happened at the end of the film. Apparently they wanted Morgan Freeman to play God, or at least use his gravitas to psych out the characters. Goldberg says “The whole joke was, he shows up, and he’s like, ‘I’m God.’ And they’re like, ‘You’re God?’ And Jay [Baruchel] goes, ‘Wait, so when we were in Million Dollar Baby together, were you God then? I don’t get it.’ And then God shows up and he’s like, ‘We’re just fucking with you. This is Morgan Freeman. We just play this joke on people when they come to heaven now. Do you guys want to get high and play some video games?‘” But Freeman wasn’t game, “he rejected us for some crazy reason,” says Goldberg.
What does actually happen at the end? If you don’t know, head to theaters immediately to check out this instant classic. READ MORE
With the July 20th release date for The Dark Knight Rises looming, fans are chomping at the bits for anything they can get their grubby little paws on. Now, Empire Online has the entire soundtrack available for streaming right here, giving fans the opportunity to hear what the film is all about. Composed solely by Hans Zimmer, the 15-track soundtrack is full of brooding, dark, percussive melodies that only accentuate the serious and intense tone that we’ve come to know and love from the series. None of the track titles really give anything away, but it’s still interesting enough for a listen.
Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, and Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight. READ MORE
While attempting to confirm the early reports that Zac Efron was offered the role of Shotaro Kaneda (the gang leader) in Allen and Albert Hughes’ Akira, we also discovered that Morgan Freeman (Seven) is circling the role of the Colonel in the Manga adaptation shooting next year. “Akira” originated in 1988 as a manga and then as an animated film co-written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story was set in a neon-lit futuristic post-nuclear war “New Tokyo” in 2019 where a teen biker gang member is subjected to a government experiment which unleashes his latent powers. The gang’s leader must find a way to stop the ensuing swathe of destruction.
Friends since childhood, four troubled guys reunite for a camping trip, when they encounter a stranger with knowledge of an alternate and deadly world that they will soon see.
Police drama about two cops, one new and one about to retire, after a serial killer using the seven deadly sins as his MO.