Flame On! The ‘Fantastic Four’ Rise from the Ashes

FANTASTIC FOUR (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox)

FANTASTIC FOUR (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox)

The early 2000s saw a huge boost in superhero movies, and among this early set was the nearly universally-panned film Fantastic Four (2005). Now, although I was only 14 when the movie came out, I’d like to think my movie taste wasn’t terrible, and I liked the movie so there must have been a special something about that particular story because I agree that the sequel was terrible. Continue reading

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DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment) / Miles Teller (Image Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

Diss Means War: When celebs speak out against their franchise roles

DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment) / Miles Teller (Image Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment) / Miles Teller (Image Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

Miles Teller is the latest addition to the club of celebrities who publicly diss the franchises their associated with. In September he Teller told W Magazine that his Divergent role wasn’t “an interesting part” and that he took the role solely for “business reasons.” He also revealed to the magazine that he told his agent it “sucks.” He said working on the adaptation made him feel “dead inside.” Harsh considering the movie with an international automatic fan-base built in from the movies and his character will be included in the sequel, Insurgent. Continue reading

Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller and Ben Lloyd-Hughes in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk/Summit Entertainment)

‘Divergent’ enjoys impressive cast outside of Shailene Woodley and Theo James

Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller and Ben Lloyd-Hughes in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk/Summit Entertainment)

Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller and Ben Lloyd-Hughes in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk/Summit Entertainment)

With the highly anticipated March 21 premiere of Divergent less than a week away, Shailene Woodley and Theo James are everywhere. And rightly so, since they make up the dynamic duo of Tris Prior and Tobias “Four” Eaton, the main characters and heart of the dystopian, action-based love story. But the supporting cast, filled with both newcomers and veterans alike, is nothing less than stellar. Get to know just a few of the faces to watch for below! Continue reading

Fantastic Four (Image Credit: Marvel) / Miles Teller (Image Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) / Kate Mara (Image Credit: Joella Marano) / Michael B. Jordan (Image Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

Marvel set to reboot ‘The Fantastic Four’ with a fresh take on the classic comic

Miles Teller (Image Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) / Kate Mara (Image Credit: Joella Marano) / Michael B. Jordan (Image Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

Miles Teller (Image Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) / Kate Mara (Image Credit: Joella Marano) / Michael B. Jordan (Image Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

The powerhouse that is Marvel Studios has recently revealed another super team that isn’t The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy: The Fantastic Four, directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) is set to be released June 19, 2015. Obviously, Marvel wants to continue their string of successful superheroes on the big screen that arguably started with Iron Man in 2008 and the pitch-perfect Robert Downey, Jr. Trank is no stranger to the genre, as he brought a refreshing spin to the found footage movie as well as defining what it means to be a superhero in Chronicle. Based on this casting news, it seems Trank is exploring the last half of that theme once again. Below is the list of actors that make up the reboot of this age-old, fan-favorite team that was last brought to the screen (with lukewarm results) in 2005, with Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. Continue reading

Miles Teller, Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan for THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (Image Credit: Focus Features)

5 Reasons you should go see ‘That Awkward Moment’

Miles Teller, Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan for THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (Image Credit: Focus Features)

Miles Teller, Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan for THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (Image Credit: Focus Features)

#ThatAwkwardMoment is no longer just a popular phrase on Twitter; it’s now jumped off the computer screen and onto the movie screen. That Awkward Moment is set to release this January. The movie is somewhat of a comedic romance, centering on a three-way bromance, chronicling the trio during their pact to remain loyal to each other- although their relationships with women some times get in the way. If this doesn’t sound interesting yet, there are five major reasons why you should go check out the movie.

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James Ponsoldt (Image Credit: Jim Ponsoldt)

An Interview with ‘The Spectacular Now’ Director James Ponsoldt

James Ponsoldt (Image Credit: Jim Ponsoldt)

James Ponsoldt (Image Credit: Jim Ponsoldt)

Since hitting the film festival circuit earlier this year, director James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now has been gaining steam as an indie/teen movie darling.  The film, about a high school senior named Sutter (Miles Teller), whose hard partying and live-in-the-moment ways begin to be called into question when he meets an atypical girl named Amy (Shailene Woodley), releases nationwide over Labor Day weekend.  In addition to Teller and Woodley, the film stars Kyle Chandler and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and was adapted to the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber from the novel by Tim Tharp.

The Daily Quirk was lucky enough to score an interview with the rising-star indie filmmaker and director, James Ponsoldt, to talk about The Spectacular Now and his upcoming projects.  I can’t express how delightful it was to speak with James and hear the love and enthusiasm he has for The Spectacular Now and its stars.  In the words of a filmmaker friend of mine, “he’s a big deal.”  However, you wouldn’t know it by speaking with him – he was humble, funny, friendly, and incredibly kind.  Read on to see for yourself… Continue reading

5 reasons why ‘The Spectacular Now’ should be on your must-see list

Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller in THE SPECTACULAR NOW (Image Credit: A24 Films)

Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller in THE SPECTACULAR NOW (Image Credit: A24 Films)

Growing up can be hard. Scratch that, growing up is almost always never easy, unless you’re Daniel Craig. Can you imagine that guy as a teenager? With the recent release of its trailer, the comedy- drama The Spectacular Now takes on the hardships of growing up and “living in the moment.” It looks to fill the shoes that The Perks of Being a Wallflower previously wore last year, as a coming-of-age tale about a high-school senior whose outlook on life changes when he meets a pretty, unique female classmate. The film premiered to rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it won the “Special Jury Award for Acting.” Here are five reasons why it should definitely been on your “must-see” list of films for 2013. Continue reading