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The Fault in Our Stars: Clip No. 1

– by ELI COLON –

20th Century Fox (via MTV) has released the first clip from “The Fault in Our Stars.”

Based on the John Green novel of the same name, the film tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teen who has been struggling with terminal cancer her entire life. Romance ensues when she meets Augustus “Gus” Waters (Ansel Elgort) — who is in remission from osteosarcoma — at a cancer support group.

The clip shows Hazel and Gus on the day they first meet. They’re bantering back and forth as Gus invites Hazel to watch a movie with him. He then tucks a cigarette into his mouth, which sets Hazel off, and understandably so. (CONTINUED)

Mrs. Doubtfire 2 is in the Works

– by ELI COLON – With $219 million, “Mrs. Doubtfire” ranks second on the 1993 domestic box office charts, just behind “Jurassic Park.” That was Robin Williams’ peak as a box office draw, so he was in no rush to make a sequel. Fox started developing a “Mrs. Doubtfire” sequel in 2001 when Williams’ “Jumanji” […][...]

God’s Pocket: First Trailer

– by ELI COLON – IFC Films has released the first trailer for “God’s Pocket.” This dark comedy/drama marks the feature directorial debut of “Mad Men” actor John Slattery and stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as a man living in a ’70s working class neighborhood who runs into trouble when his unstable stepson is […][...]

Monster Trucks adds Thomas Lennon

– by ELI COLON – Deadline is reporting that Thomas Lennon will be joining Danny Glover, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Lucas Till and Holt McCallany in the live-action/animation hybrid “Monster Trucks.” Chris Wedge (“Ice Age”) is directing the project, which Paramount Animation hopes will kick off a franchise. Plot details from the script by Jonathan […][...]

A Million Ways to Die in the West: TV Ad

– by ELI COLON – Universal has released a new TV spot for Seth MacFarlane’s latest directorial feature, “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” From a script by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the Western comedy revolves around a sheep farmer named Albert (MacFarlane) who chickens out from a gunfight, which results […][...]

The Giver: New Featurette

– by ELI COLON – The Weinstein Company has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for director Philip Noyce’s adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel “The Giver.” Written for the screen by relative newcomer Michael Mitnick, the story takes place in a utopian society where all memories of the past reside with a sage figure known […][...]

David Fincher passes on Steve Jobs biopic

– by ELI COLON – David Fincher reteaming with his Oscar-winning “The Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin for an ambitious, non-traditional biopic of visionary Steve Jobs almost seemed too good to be true — and now perhaps it is. We reported in February that Fincher had entered talks with Sony Pictures to direct the studio’s […][...]

Seven Clips from Transcendence

– by ELI COLON – With Wally Pfister’s upcoming directorial debut “Transcendence” opening this Friday, Warner Bros. has released seven clips from the film. The idea of transferring someone’s memory and personality from their squishy brain home to a vast, disseminated computer network is the premise of this sci-fi thriller, in which Johnny Depp plays […][...]

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Final Trailer

– by ELI COLON – With the film just over a month away, it’s time for 20th Century Fox to release the final trailer for Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and it has everything you could ask for in a mutant-mashup movie. This promises to be the biggest “X-Men” film to date, which […][...]

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