So it looks like everyone will be swarming to the theatres to catch the final installment of The Hobbit in theatres. While most are looking for it to neatly tie up the prequel trilogy, apparently the film has left a lot to be desired. On the other end of the spectrum, people won’t be flocking to see The Interview since it won’t be hitting the theatres anytime soon thanks to hacker threats. In the meantime, I guess you can catch a glimpse of Lizzy Caplan to feel a bit better over not seeing her in the movie.
After the jump, first look at Jessica Chastain in Crimson Peak, Mark Wahlberg is in for more Transformers, news on The Interview getting the rug pulled from right under it, Barack Obama shares his favourite film of 2014, children’s movies can be quite traumatizing and Santa is real!
First look at Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak featuring Jessica Chastain and it looks scarily good. Definitely on the most anticipated films list of 2015! (Slashfilm)
Mark Wahlberg pretty much indicated that he’ll be making a return for Transformers 5. Sure he did a decent job as the lead human character, but if the last film was any indication, the TF films are headed towards a downward spiral in terms of quality. (MTV)
Unfortunately for people looking forward to the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview, it looks like the release of the film has been put on indefinite hold all thanks to a North Korea backed hacking scheme that has pretty much brought Sony down to its knees. (Variety)
As alternate programming, the Alamo Drafthouse was planning to play Team America: World Police instead. Too bad Paramount (which the studio behind Team America) is also scared of a potential hack that has affected Sony, so they’re cancelling any plans to screen the 2004 comedy in place of The Interview. (Deadline)
We’re not sure when The Interview will see the light of day, but if you want to be spoiled, here is a recap of what happens in the movie. (Mashable)
Discussing about the midseason finale of Arrow from last week. It was quite a doozy, so let’s see what the possibilities are for the lead character’s fate. (Screen Rant)
US president Barack Obama does have good taste in movies as he picked Boyhood to be his favourite film of 2014. (Dissolve)
Speaking of Obama, he thinks Sony made a mistake by pulling The Interview from theatres. (Joblo)
With The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies in theatres now, it officially concludes The Hobbit trilogy. Could there be more film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works? Well it doesn’t look so good. (Hypable)
Turns out children’s movies can be more traumatizing than films that are meant for adults. (Mashable)
If you’re not already watching The 100, you should! Here’s a spoilery post about the midseason finale and what to expect when new episodes return in 2015! (Huffington Post)
Grading the performance of network TV. (Medialife Magazine)
A nice read on the late night landscape and how NBC managed to save themselves from another Leno debacle this year. (Entertainment Weekly)
Speaking of late night programming. Recently The Colbert Report has wrapped up as Stephen Colbert prepares to take over David Letterman’s show later this year. In addition to the outrageously hilarious finale, The Colbert Report featured quite a few guests and here is a full recap of them. (Entertainment Weekly)
Check out the fun rap battle between “Spielberg” and “Hitchcock”.
Nick Offerman shows off more of his awesomeness as he reads T’was the Night Before Christmas… well a nicely condensed version of it anyway.
Latest Wong Fu short features on the debate whether Santa is real or not…