The first trailer has just landed for Zombieland: Double Tap starring Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Billy Murray and Jesse Eisenberg.
We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.
We take a look at the most popular movies and television shows online over the past week.
The 2013 SAG Awards nominations are now in. Here they are:
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie or Mini-Series
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie or Mini-Series
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series
STUNT ENSEMBLE HONORS
Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture
Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Comedy or Drama Series
It is always an interesting moment for film lovers when an actress they have watched grow up on the screen suddenly makes their first ‘grown-up film’. That recently happened for fans of young star Abigail Breslin, whether she was cracking gags in “Little Miss Sunshine” or fighting zombies in “Zombieland” there has always been an air of innocence around the characters that Breslin has portrayed. It was therefore a shock to many when they sat down to watch crime thriller “The Call” and saw a very grown-up Breslin appear in her underwear while being menaced by a serial killer.
Abigail Kathleen Breslin was born on the 14th April, 1996 in New York City. She is the daughter of Michael and Kim Breslin, her mother is a housewife and her father is a computer programmer who works in the telecommunications field. It has also been revealed that Abigail was named after former First Lady of The United States Abigail Adams.
The acting bug really did bite Abigail Breslin at a very early age – not surprising when you consider that her brothers Ryan and Spencer are also actors. Abigail made her first acting appearance at the age of three when she appeared in a ‘Toys ‘R’ Us’ commercial, and it obviously made a huge impact because soon she was being cast by director M. Night Shyamalen to appear in his 2002 alien suspense film “Signs” alongside Mel Gibson. The film not only made $408 million at the box office but also saw Breslin receive praise for her performance from film critics and journalists right around the world.
Despite early success in the feature film world Breslin then decided to appear in television shows such as “Hack”, “What I Like About You”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “NCIS” before again returning to the big screen in “Raising Helen” (with Kate Hudson), “Keane” and “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement”, the latter film introducing her to a much younger film base and also making her one of the most popular younger Hollywood stars.
After more television appearances, this time on “Ghost Whisperer” and “Grey’s Anatomy” Breslin then once again impressed critics with her portrayal of a young Olive Hoover in the surprise hit “Little Miss Sunshine”. Her role in “Little Miss Sunshine” also saw her receive an Academy Award nomination. Now with the world at her feet Breslin appeared in lesser known movies “The Ultimate Gift” and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” before playing ‘adopted daughter’ to Catherine Zeta-Jones in “No Reservations” and then starring alongside Ryan Reynolds in “Definitely, Maybe”.
In 2008 Breslin again got in touch with her younger fans when she played Eco-warrior Nim in the well received “Nim’s Island” and since then has appeared in a string of hits including “My Sister’s Keeper”, “Zombieland”, “New Year’s Eve” and of course recent release “The Call”. Over the years Breslin has also showed that she is a talented voice artist and has lent her voice to films such as “Air Buddies”, “Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey”, “Rango” and also the underrated “Zambezia”.
Outside of acting Breslin has shown a real love for animals and it is understood that she is wanting to study to become a veterinarian although she has also gone on the record saying that if she wasn’t an actress she would also be interested in becoming a fashion designer. Breslin has also revealed that she is a talented musician and performs in a band called CABB with her best friend Cassidy Reiff.
Fans of Abigail Breslin better get used to her playing more grown-up characters from now on. She will soon be seen on the big screen in another thriller called “Final Girl” before appearing alongside Harrison Ford in action science fiction “Ender’s Game” and then with Juliette Lewis, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in comedy drama “August: Osage County”. She is also currently working on Mark Young’s “Wicked Blood” and is also set to star with Arnold Schwarznegger in “Maggie” and the apocalyptic “Peste”. Yes, if you’re an Abigail Breslin fan you’ll be buying a lot of cinema tickets over the next twelve months.
Thanks to Icon Films we have 10 double passes to give away for ‘Ender’s Game‘, the new science-fiction film starring the man himself – Harrison Ford – that everybody is talking about. ‘Ender’s Game’ will hit Australian cinemas on December 5th and for your chance to win one of these doubles passes (valued at $38) simply head over and like the ‘The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show’ Facebook page to be in the chance to win.
And for those who want to know a little more about ‘Ender’s Game’ here’s the goss:
Based on the bestselling book of the same name, the highly anticipated ENDER’S GAME, features an all-star cast including Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Viola Davis (The Help) and Ben Kingsley (Hugo). In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the international military are recruiting and training only the best young children. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
In Episode #46 of ‘The Good The Bad Ugly Film Show’ the boys took a look at who they thought were the best ever child actors, let’s have a look at their selections.
Icon Film Distribution gets set to send the epic film adaptation of best-selling sci-fi novel ENDER’S GAME in to orbit in Australian cinemas on December 5 2013.
Based on the critically acclaimed novel, ENDER’S GAME is an epic space adventure starring Hugo actor Asa Butterfield as a boy sent to fight a futuristic war. The highly anticipated film from X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood features an all star cast including Harrison Ford (INDIANA JONES), Ben Kingsley (Schindler’s List), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Viola Davis (The Help) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine).
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is a shy, strategically brilliant boy who has been chosen to leave home and join the elite Military. The International Military only recruit and train the very best young adults to defend Earth from the hostile alien race called the Formics. As Ender excels at Battle School, he attracts the attention of the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford), who believes Ender to be the military’s next great hope. Ender must lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and the human race.
The film reunites Butterfield with his Hugo co-star Ben Kingsley who plays Ender’s mentor, the heroic, half-Maori Commander Mazer Rackham, a living legend amongst the ranks of the Fleet after previously saving Planet Earth from total annihilation in an earlier alien invasion. Young star and fashion muse Hailee Steinfeld gives a gutsy performance as Ender’s Battle School companion, Petra Arkanian, whilst Abigail Breslin plays Ender’s older sister.
Run Time: 110 minutes
In cinemas including IMAX DECEMBER 5
Digital, DVD and Blu-ray release APRIL 11
This week Greg, Adam, Dave and Nick take a look at new releases A Place For Me, The Call, Snitch and Broken. They also have a look at who are the best modern day directors, they also chat to cult film fanatic Zak Hepburn about the forthcoming Cultastrophe at Cinema Nova in Melbourne. This episode also includes interviews with Abigail Breslin and Michael Eklund.
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Summary: When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 16th May, 2013
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Director: Brad Anderson
Screenwriter: Richard D’Ovidio, Jon Bokenkamp
Cast: Halle Berry (Jordan Turner), Abigail Breslin (Casey Welson), Morris Chestnut (Officer Paul Phillips), Denise Dowse (Flora), Michael Eklund (Michael Foster), Ross Gallo (Josh), Michael Imperioli (Alan Denado), Jenna Lamia (Brooke), Justina Machado (Rachel), Romia Maffia (Maddy), David Otunga (Officer Jake Evans), Ella Rae Peck (Autumn), Jay Potter (Bryan), Tommy Rosales (Jose), Evie Louise Thompson (Leah Templeton), Steven Williams (Terrence), Jose Zuniga (Marco)
Runtime: 94 mins
SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘THE CALL’:
Please check Dave’s review of ‘The Call’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel.
Please check Adam’s review of ‘The Call’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show.
Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Call′: Check Episode #32 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Call’.