Leave it to a movie about magic to bring us cool photos to build our anticipation. You may have already seen the Now You See Me trailer, but here are some snaps from the film to get you excited for its release. So, what do you get from a squad of magicians who rob a bank and the FBI team who's out to get them? You don't have to wait until the movie comes out on May 31 to get an idea. Just click on for tricky pics from Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, and more.
Zac Efron chatted with costar Dave Franco on the LA set of their film Townies on Friday. They both carried a beverage while Zac showed off his muscular physique under a t-shirt. Zac and Dave are reuniting to film for the upcoming comedy, which also stars Seth Rogen, after costarring in Charlie St. Cloud back in 2010. Aside from work on his latest project, Zac will also make an appearance at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. Zac was recently named a presenter and will be passing out the golden popcorn on April 14, when Amanda Seyfried, Melissa McCarthy, and Kerry Washington will also take the stage.
Zombie comedy Warm Bodies comes to theaters this weekend, with Nicholas Hoult at the forefront as an undead Romeo. Is the unconventional romance worth a trip to the movies, though? Check out our video review to find out if you should watch, pass, or rent Warm Bodies.
Zombies have been invading movies and televisions for decades, but few if any of those films or shows have examined what it's like inside the minds of the undead — which is part of the reason why Warm Bodies offers a fresh take on the genre. The comedy centers on R (Nicholas Hoult), a young-looking (and, frankly, kind of cute) zombie whose mind is still intact, even if his memories and motor skills aren't. When R meets Julie (Teresa Palmer) during a routine flesh-eating fest with his fellow undead, he feels a sudden desire to protect her. And what unfolds is a tender love story that, believe it or not, is also relatable.
Warm Bodies solidifies Hoult has what it takes to carry a film, injecting just the right amount of charisma and comedy under all of that zombie makeup. What R lacks in verbal communication he makes up for in witty internal monologue, sharing the trials and tribulations of eating brains with the audience and reminding himself not to be too creepy around Julie. Julie herself is understandably hesitant to believe R's grumbles that he won't hurt her but soon becomes intrigued with how gentle he is — not to mention his surprising amount of nostalgia for records and other artifacts that he collects. Translation: he's a zombie hoarder. The pair actually connect in a way that feels authentic and fun to watch. It's basically a combination of Beauty and the Beast and Romeo and Juliet, but with a lot more laughs.
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Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, and Dave Franco celebrated their new film, Warm Bodies, with a glamorous premiere in LA. Teresa, who wore a black lace Philip Armstrong gown, chatted with Nicholas at the premiere's afterparty and shared a cute moment with John Malkovich, who plays her father in the zombie romantic comedy. She was joined by her costar Cory Hardrict and his wife, Tia Mowry, and model-turned-actress Analeigh Tipton who wore a stunning Barbara Bui dress.
At the premiere, Nicolas spoke about his X-Men costar and ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence, who most recently picked up a SAG Award for her highly acclaimed performance in Silver Linings Playbook. He admitted to being "very proud" of Jennifer so far and hoping that she wins an Oscar. A SAG trophy isn't the only award that Jennifer has picked up during this year's award season — check out Jennifer Lawrence's best award-season moments so far.
If you're a zombie movie fan, you should be counting the days until Warm Bodies lumbers into theaters this week. Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer headline the movie as star-crossed lovers, but in this case, Romeo is a member of the undead. Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, and Analeigh Tipton also costar in the horror-comedy-romance. Before you buy your tickets, take a look through all the pictures of the movie!
Warm Bodies may be a zombie movie, but not everyone gets to be a member of the walking dead. Just ask Dave Franco, who stars in the film as a zombie hunter before — spoiler alert — he gets his brains eaten in one of the first few scenes of the movie. There doesn't seem to be any hard feelings, though; when I recently sat down with Franco at a press day for the film, he said he would have made a goofy zombie anyway, and didn't mind skipping the hours in the makeup chair. As for how he'd fare if zombies really took over? Well, let's just say he has some ideas. Check out the interview before the movie hits theaters Feb. 1!
Going against the grain must run in the Franco family. James isn't afraid to star in a soap opera or host the Oscars with little prep, while his 25-year-old younger brother Dave is game for a homoerotic viral video.
In a new spot from Funny or Die, Dave and Christopher Mintz-Plasse have a you're-so-hot contest in which they try to out dirty talk each other to see who can laugh first. And I mean dirty — there's a description of a sex act involving Justin Bieber. It might be the most not-safe-for-work video on the Internet, excluding porn, although if you watch on mute you probably wouldn't realize it. The visual is PG, while the dialogue is NC-17, or worse.
If you're curious, watch the video, or just consult the photos above and weigh in: which Franco brother would you rather play a game of dirty-talk chicken with? Dave or James?
If Valentine's Day was not romantic enough for you last week, then this precious little video starring Dave Franco (that's James Franco's little brother, ICYDK) and Emma Roberts should warm your heart right up. The two PYTs get together for "Go Outside" by Cults, and Franco plays a man entranced by an old French film and the actress in it (Roberts). When she comes out of the TV and into his life, they kiss, they dance, they drive around, they fall in love. Alas, their affair must end (a tragic side effect to falling for someone who's not real), but the fantasy is worth taking the ride — for them and for you. The song itself is equally easy to crush on, so watch now.