It’s looking like Brad Pitt may be producing and starring in an upcoming film about General Stanley McChrystal. The Army’s former commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan had a dramatic fall from grace after he criticized the Obama administration in a profile featured in Rolling Stone magazine. The reporter, the late Michael Hastings, also wrote a book about McChrystal’s leadership of U.S. forces called The Operators. His award winning feature story on McChrystal eventually led to the general getting fired. Hastings was killed in a car accident last year; he was just 33 years old. According to online reports, Pitt will play McChrystal in the film that showcase’s the powerful general’s rise and fall ... Discuss

 

According to the receipt-tracking site Box Office Mojo, Grand Budapest Hotel is now the first Wes Anderson movie to surpass the $100 million mark in international ticket sales—and it’s by a wide margin. The Royal Tenenbaums earned $71 million internationally and Moonrise Kingdom, his third highest grossing film, took in $68 million. Congrats Wes Anderson, we see big things in your future ... Discuss

 

Yes, Michael Bay’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have weirdly human noses, are massive and are totally creepy looking. But, if this clip is any indication, his film adaptation of the ‘80s franchise may actually be redeemed with rocket-powered skateboards, Will Arnett and epic urban battle scenes. TMTN hits theaters this August ... Discuss

 

In his on-going effort to ruin every great hero from your childhood, Michael Bay has told Entertainment Weekly that his upcoming Transformers film (his fourth since 2007) will actually be a franchise “reboot”, launching an entirely new trilogy. This time around, along with robots that turn into sports cars, there’ll also be dinosaurs, lasers and lots of Mark Wahlberg. This means that one day, you’ll have the opportunity to watch the worst six-movie marathon of all-time ... Discuss

 

Well, here we are. About a year after his Kickstarter campaign launched a thousand blogs about whether or not he should do this, how much artists should use crowdfunding and the whole nature of owning your art in general, we finally get our first look at Zach Braff's Garden State follow-up, Wish I Was Here. Just about all we know is that it involves Braff and his wife (Kate Hudson) homeschooling their kids after private school gets too expensive. Obviously, the trailer has a Shins song. What did you expect? A trailer for a Zach Braff movie to not have a Shins song? Would you ask the sun to stop shining? ... Discuss

 

Any enterprising filmmakers out there, take note: If you want people to care about your comedy, get Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to sign on. Universal just announced the America's favorite best friends will be playing sisters in The Nest, which will follow the pair dealing with the fact that their childhood home has been put up for sale. That sounds sort of melancholy, but if Poehler and Fey are on board, then it can't be all that sad. The two have been in movies together before, ranging from the ho-hum (Baby Mama) to the very good (Mean Girls) but if history tells us anything, it's that this movie's best bet is to find a way to get the two to host some sort of fictional awards show ... Discuss