Cineplex visited the set of Pain & Gain to chat with one of the stars of the Michael Bay film, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Johnson opened up about the film, pumping iron on the set, and the incredible true story of the Sun Gym gang, a trio of bodybuilding gym rats who wanted to live the American Dream by taking it from someone else.
Dwayne Johnson talks weightlifting competitions with the cast and the absurdity of Pain & Gain in the video after the jump!
When planning a wedding, a lot can go wrong…especially if you need to make your long-divorced adoptive parents pretend they’re married again for the sake of your religious birth mother who is in town for the wedding. That’s just the tip of the dysfunctional family iceberg in the ensemble comedy The Big Wedding.
A talented cast of actors have joined forces for the film including Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Topher Grace, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes. This behind-the-scenes featurette takes us backstage for the wedding as the actors share what it’s like being a part of a talented roster.
Watch The Big Wedding featurette and check out our on-set interview with director Justin Zackham on the next page!
As Canadians, talking about, okay complaining about, contemplating and trying to predict the weather is a national pastime since our chilly and overlong winters are intrinsically connected to our identities.
Writer-director Jeff Renfroe takes our obsession with all things meteorological and adds a heavy dose of sci-fi, environmental panic and thorny moral issues in The Colony where survivors of a new Ice Age find refuge underground and adapt to a new way to live until something far more nefarious than non-stop snow threatens to end it all. But don't worry, it's not zombies.
We were on the North Bay, Ontario set last winter, when else?, and spoke to co-stars Kevin Zegers and Bill Paxton about their experience filming in the decommissioned NORAD base, why making a movie about an unstoppable force of nature was fun and what kind of movie The Colony promises to be.
Put on an extra layer and get ready to step into The Colony.
The storm is upon us.
We're on the Albuquerque, New Mexico, set of The Host, where cast and crew have stopped production to shield their eyes and wait out a late afternoon sand storm. Dust, gravel and high winds whip by for a few minutes only to stop suddenly, and then it's back to business on the sci-fi film that'll surely generate a flurry of attention for its young Irish star, Saoirse Ronan.
Based on the book by "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, The Host takes place in the near future when parasitic aliens called Souls have taken control of human beings by invading their bodies and wiping out their identities.
But some humans, including the teenage rebel Mel (Ronan), have powerful wills, and when a Soul named Wanderer — Wanda for short — infects Mel, it becomes emotionally attached to her. That means two identities are jostling inside Mel's body.
The G.I. Joes are back in action on the big screen this week in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The Joes are once again battling their mortal enemies the Cobras while contending with malicious forces from within their own government.
The Joes are adding some muscle to their group with the addition of Dwayne Johnson who joins Byung-hun Lee, Adrienne Palicki, RZA, D.J. Cotrona, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum in action. Cineplex visited the set of the movie last year to talk to the talented team behind the movie including director Jon. M. Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 3D), Johnson, Palicki and Cotrona.
Hit the jump to watch our on-set G.I. Joe: Retaliation interviews!
"I didn't want anything to do with it," Sam Raimi says when asked how he came to direct this month's Oz The Great and Powerful. "I really had so much respect for the [original] movie that I didn't want to even read it."
It's December 2012 and Raimi's sitting in the Luxe Hotel on L.A.'s famous Sunset Boulevard, seemingly relaxed and happy. As well he should be. If the 14 minutes of footage screened earlier in the day is any indication, he has one seriously good-looking film on his hands. Digging deeper into how Oz got off the ground, Raimi admits he eventually did read the script (while looking for a writer for another project), and says, "I actually fell in love with the characters in the story and I realized this does not dishonour the original Wizard of Oz movie. It's a love note to the works of Baum."
Raimi is referring to writer L. Frank Baum, who published a staggering 14 Oz novels over 20 years beginning in 1900 with "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," which became the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
Though he most recently was seen chasing Hugh Jackman down and breaking into song in Tom Hooper's Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated Les Miserables, Russell Crowe will not be humming any tunes for his role in action thriller Broken City.
Directed by Allen Hughes (From Hell, Dead Presidents), Crowe plays the mayor of New York City who gets mixed up with an ex-cop (Mark Wahlberg) seeking revenge and retribution and Cineplex was on the New Orleans set of the movie that's hitting theatres January 18.
Crowe reveals how a death that's somehow tethered to the election campaign sets off a string of events and spoke about his co-stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, who plays his wife, and dependable action movie star Mark Wahlberg.
Check out what he had to say about Broken City after the jump.
A fever dream brought on by an extreme bout of sick led Brandon Cronenberg to think up the story behind Antiviral, a body horror full of gross-out scenes and satire that serves as his directorial debut. The movie brings the notion of celebrity obsession down to a cellular level where, in the world he created, you can visit a clinic and get infected with your favourite actor's sickness. Still with us?
It's no surprise that the son of macabre director David Cronenberg would go for something grotesque, creepy and layered for his first time behind the camera and he even employs his dad's two-time collaborator, the gorgeous Sarah Gadon, to portray starlet Hannah Geist, the beauty who's affliction is all the rage, but very likely deadly, while spookiness incarnate Caleb Landry Jones is ideally cast as Syd March, a worker at the Lucas Clinic where the viruses are injected into willing vessels, including himself.
We sat down with Cronenberg, Jones and fellow actor Douglas Smith on the movie's Toronto set to get the scoop on Antiviral.
Watch our interview after the jump!
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