- MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest Updated: Apr-14-14 9:07 am
- Depp eerie as mad machine in 'Transcendence' Updated: Mar-27-14 10:02 pm
- Mila Kunis jokes about engagement with Tatum Updated: Mar-27-14 9:11 pm
- Review: 'Blood Ties' long and anemic Updated: Mar-18-14 9:26 am
LOS ANGELES - Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the madcap ceremony.
LAS VEGAS - Footage of the sci-fi drama "Transcendence" previewed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas shows an eerily convincing Johnny Depp as a terminally ill scientist turned unruly machine in the Wally Pfister film that asks: What if we could upload a human mind into a computer?
LAS VEGAS - Mila Kunis joined her co-star Channing Tatum to promote their movie "Jupiter Ascending" at CinemaCon but deftly deflected questions about her reported engagement to Ashton Kutcher.
LOS ANGELES - Guillaume Canet's attempt to do a Sidney Lumet flatlines in "Blood Ties", an anemic drama about a family split, defined by one brother being a cop, the other a criminal. A remake of the 2008 French release "Les Liens du Sang" ("Rivals"), which co-starred Canet as the policeman, this version's bloat only spotlights the more crucial problem of a lack of energy and internal turmoil in the main characters. The impressive cast makes this French-financed New York 1974-set production watchable but it's too inert to catch on commercially.