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Movie News and Views September 29, 2009 Trailer Edition

“Disney’s A Christmas Carol” – Jim Carrey voices Ebeneezer Scrooge in this CG take on the Dickens classic. Also stars the voices of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Tom Hanks, Bob Hoskins, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright Penn. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Opens November 6, 2009

“The Men Who Stare at Goats” – Ewan McGregor stars as a down-on-his-luck reporter who gets the inside scoop on a secret psychic military unit. Also stars George Clooney and Kevin Spacey. Based on the 2004 book of the same name. Opens November 6, 2009

“The Lovely Bones” – Peter Jackson directed movie based on the best-selling book about a girl who is murdered and continues to observe her family after death. Stars Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, and Susan Sarandon. Opens December 11, 2009

“Takers” – Bank robbing heist movie starring Zoe Saldana, Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Chris Brown and T.I. Opens February 10, 2010

“Valentine’s Day” – Makeups and breakups in the L.A. basin starring Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Patrick Dempsey, Topher Grace, Queen Latifah, ad nauseuim… Opens February 12, 2010


Movie News and Views September 18, 2009 Poster Edition



And folks, I can’t make this stuff up…


– Writers have been hired to work on a sequel to “Hancock,” the Will Smith superhero movie. They’re running with the idea that “there’s another god out there.” Yay

– David Fincher’s Facebook movie has been greenlit and is being written by Aaron Sorkin.

– Jessica Biel’s name is the most-searched on the Internet with the links often going to adware/spyware/Trojan sites.


– Plot details on the new Christopher Nolan film, “Inception”:


“Inception” takes place in a world where people can enter other people’s dreams. Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a CEO type, who illegally dives into dreams to extract information. He does this via a portable device, which is basically an injection into the bloodstream. In one scene, Cobb’s team enters a person’s dream while on an airplane.

The team who creates the dreams is comprised of Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Eames (Tom Hardy) and Ariadne (Ellen Page), a young college student who is considered the “architect.”

Fischer (Cillian Murphy) is a business-type who is soon to become the head of a company. Cobb’s team is attempting to insert an idea into his mind to compel him to split that company in two.

The only real villain in the story is Saito (Ken Watanabe), who blackmails Cobb, but Cobb’s wife (Marion Cotillard) also causes some trouble for the main character.

At one point, both Cobb and his wife are stuck in a dream and the wife tries to convince him to stay in that world, which she considers much better than real life. Cobb, however, wants to return to his children. Later on, the wife commits suicide in the dream in order to come back to the real world. When Cobb also comes back, he is charged with his wife’s murder and has to flee with his children.


– The WB, ever infinite in their wisdom, is developing a movie based on the TV show “Soul Train.”

– Ericson Core has been hired to direct “XxX 3: Return of Xander Cage.” Yeah, we’ve really been waiting for that one.

– Watch for “Heathers: The TV Series.”

– Friends of actress Shelley Duvall are worrying about her mental health, citing her claims that her property is a portal to an alien dimension and that she says she’s possessed by aliens.

– Rob Zombie is set to write and direct a remake to “The Blob.”

– Watch for “Swamp Thing” to be remade in 3-D.

– Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” has a release date of December 25, 2009. It’s noted that this is the movie Heath Ledger was working on when he died.

– More sequels being put into developmentt: “Rambo 5,” “Bad Boys 3,” “Halloween 3,” “Host 2,” “30 Days of Night,” “Big Momma’s House 3,”

– Jon Favreau and Robert Downey, Jr. will re-team for the comic property, “Cowboys and Aliens.”

– In unfortunate news, Filipino-Canadian film critic Alexis Tioseco and his partner Nina Bohinc,a freelance writer, were found shot dead in their home in Quezon City, Manila. (Sept. 2, 2009)

– “The Green Hornet,” has begun filming. It stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Michael Gondry.

– “Tron Legacy” will be released December 17, 2010.


– “Rambo 5” details: John Rambo could track anyone – or anything – on earth. Now the military desperately needs him for a mission that his ultrasensitive instincts tell him he should refuse. A beast is loose somewhere north of the Artic Circle. It has already decimated a secret research facility and annihilated a squad of elite military guards. And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation.

It’s a job that Rambo and his 22-year-old hunting partner, Beau Brady, can’t turn down, but they and a team of highly-skilled special forces kill team discover that the prey is a terror beyond their wildest imagination – a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments. It has man’s cunning, a predator’s savageness, and a prehistoric power that has transcended the ages. And even if Rambo and Beau survive its unrelenting hunger for human blood, they’ll still have to confront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal.
– “Children of the Corn” to be remade.

– “Resident Evil 4: Afterlife” will star Milla Jovovich, be directed by Paul WS Anderson, shot in 3-D, and released on August 27, 2010.

– Viggo Mortensen has quit acting for the time being.

– The WB has created DC Entertainment to compete against Marvel.

– “It’s Alive” is being remade.

– Jeff Bridges will re-team with the Coen Bros. on their remake of “True Grit.”

– Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis have been confirmed to be in Stallone’s “The Expendables.”

– Peter Berg is set to direct “Battleship,” the movie based on the Hasbro board game. It has a release date of July 1, 2011.

– There’s now a Harry Potter theme park.

– Bus driver/film fan Andreas Jankov has officially changed his name to Julius Andreas Gimli Arn MacGyver Chewbacka Highlander Elessar-Jankov. There ya go.


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Movie News and Views August 25, 2009 Poster Edition



– George Lucas is the highest-paid man in Hollywood, raking in $170 million. Feel free to make your own comment.

– “Resident Evil 4: Afterlife” will begin filming in September.

– Warner Bros. and Leo DiCaprio are pushing ahead on their “Twilight Zone” movie.

– Following “Spider-Man 4,” Sam Raimi is set to direct “World of Warcraft,” based on the video game.

– A sequel to “The Strangers” will begin shooting in September.

– Stephen Baldwin has filed for bankruptcy. Again, feel free to drop your own comment.

– More visitors to Sequel-ville: “300,” “Beverly Hills Cop 4,” “Constantine 4,” “Saw 6” and “Sex in the City 2.”

– “Pirates of the Caribbean 4” will start shooting April 2010.

– James McAvoy and director Timbur Bekmambetov will return for “Wanted 2.”

– David Cronenberg to direct “Cosmopolis,” based on the novel by Delillo about a guy whose day centers around his white stretch limousine.

– Is “Batman 3” a “go?” Nolan and Bale say they have no clue, but other reports are saying otherwise…

– Jon Favreau confirms “Iron Man 3.”

– “Chronicles of Narnia 3” now filming.

– Ron Howard is set to direct “The Parsifal Mosaic,” based on a novel by Robert Ludlum (“The Bourne” series)

– Ridley Scott is set to direct a prequel to “Alien.”

– Steven Spielberg’s next project is a remake of the Jimmy Stewart movie, “Harvey.”

– AO Scott and Michael Phillips are the new hosts for “At the Movies.”

– J.J. Abrams has hired writers for “Mission: Impossible 4.”

– Watch for “Underworld 4.” It has a January 2011 release date.

– Paul Giamatti is replacing Sean Penn in the “Three Stooges” movie, but now Jim Carrey has left. The only other original person to sign is Benicio del Toro.

– A “G.I. Joe” sequel has been confirmed by Paramount.

– With DVD sales falling 13.5% and Redbox’s revenue up 110%, the Studios are fighting back.

– Warner Bros. are developing a “Lego” movie. No word on how the shots will be blocked…

– “Poltergeist” remake has a release date of Nov. 24, 2010.

– Warner Bros. has lost the rights to Superman’s origins to the Jerry Siegel estate.

– For $500,000 you can be buried next to Marilyn Monroe.

– Blockbuster plans to offer movies that can be watched on Motorola cellphones.

– “Outland” and “Dirty Dancing” to be remade.

– Bryan Singer is set to remake “Excalibur.”

– Watch for “Cars 2: World Grand Prix.”


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Movie News and Views July 28, 2009 Trailer Edition

“The Collector” – An ex-con goes to steal from his employer only to find the employer’s family held hostage by a masked killer who has intricately placed traps in their country home. Opens July 31, 2009

“I Can Do Bad All By Myself” – Another Madea story, this time she stops a 16-year-old girl and her brother from looting her and sends them to live with her hard-drinking nightclub singing aunt. Opens September 11, 2009

“Jennifer’s Body” – Megan Fox stars in a high school horror film (written by Diablo Cody) about a girl who uses sex to kill teenage boys. Opens September 18, 2009

“Ninja Assassin” – Asian pop star Rain is one of the world’s deadliest assassins, taken from birth and trained in a secret society. When his best friend dies he breaks free, vanishes, and waits to exact his revenge. Opens November 25, 2009

“The Book of Eli” – Denzel Washington is a lone man who is trying to bring society redemption through knowledge culmed from the aforementioned book. Gary Oldman is the sheriff of a small town determined to take the book. Opens January 15, 2010

“Hot Tub Time Machine” – Four college friends return to a ski lodge, complaining about their lives when they discover their hot tub takes them back to 1986. Stars John Cusack and Rob Corddry. Opens February 26, 2010

“Alice in Wonderland” – Walt Disney produced and Tim Burton directed 3-D story based on the books. Stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen, and Alan Rickman. Opens May 5, 2010

“Dorian Gray” – Based on the novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” about a man (Ben Barnes) who becomes the subject of a painting. He pursues a hedonistic lifestyle and the painting changes while he looks exactly the same. Coming soon!

“Tron: Legacy” – Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is the son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) who must venture into a computer game’s world to find his father who has disappeared. Also stars Olivia Wilde. Coming soon!


Movie News and Views July 24, 2009 Poster Edition



– David Goyer (“The Unborn”) is set to write and direct a sequel to “The Invisible Man,” where the character’s nephew will discover his uncle’s formula for invisibility and be recruited by British Intelligence for WWII.

– Cher and Christina Aguilera are set to star in “Burlesque,” a movie about a girl from Iowa who goes to California… you know the rest.

– “Taken 2” is now in the works.

– Christian Bale will star in “Fighter,” based on the real life story of boxer Dicky Edlund and his brother. It will also star Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams and will be directed by David Russell.

– The Oscars will now have 10 Best Picture nominees. No word on how many of them will be movies that didn’t come to your town.

– Frank Miller us rumored to be working on a sequel to “300.” Really? Do we need one?

– Watch for “Hitman 2.” Or not.

– “American Werewolf in London” is looking to be remade.

– “Let the Right One In” is being remade for American audiences.

– “Twilight: Eclipse” will begin filming in August.

– The “Nightmare on Elm Street” reboot will be a trilogy.

– Justin Timberlake and Jason Statham are set to be in Guy Ritchie’s “Guys and Dolls” remake.

– Watch for a Michael Jackson movie.

– Brandon Routh’s “Superman” contract has expired. The WB is working on a second Supes movie, but no word as to whether Routh will be back.

– The View-Master, the thing we got when we were kids that had the 3-D picture reels, is getting a movie.

– The 1987 “The Gate” movie will be remade in 3-D.

– “T.J. Hooker” is headed for the big screen.

– Porn movies will no longer have storylines.

– “MacGruber,” the SNL-skit based on the “MacGuyver” TV series, will begin filming in August.

– The WB must make another “Superman” by 2011 or else give money to the Siegel family.

– Lindsay Lohan is stepping back from acting to produce and direct her own stuff.

– “Tron 2” details: “TRON is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

– Natalie Portman has been added to the cast of “Thor.”

– Renee Zellweger will pack on the pounds again for “Bridget Jones 3.”


That’s it for now, folks!



Movie News and Views Friday the 13th Poster Edition



Happy Friday the 13th!


         “Iron Man 2” has confirmed Scarlett Johannson to play the Black Widow and Mickey Rourke to play the Russian villain Crimson Dynamo. And yes, Sam Jackson will play Nick Fury.

         Speaking of “Iron Man 2,” Marvel has released a new set of release dates for their movies. “Iron Man 2” will be May 7, 2010. “Thor” will be June 17, 2011. “Captain America” will be July 22, 2011. “The Avengers” will be May 4, 2012. “Spider-man 4” is slated for May 6, 2011.

         “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” will make its next stop in Sequel-ville.

         “Taken” has also taken its seat in Sequel-ville.

         Wes Craven is hurt by the fact that the new producers of “Nightmare on Elm Street” didn’t contact him in any way, or ask for his help. Guess he’s not going to the premiere, either.

         Ahnuld, the Governator, will make a cameo appearance in the new Stallone film, “The Expendables.”

         “X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes” is up for the remake block.

         George Miller (“Mad Max”) is still working on bringing together a Justice League movie.

         Vin Diesel mentioned a third “Riddick” film. What?

         George Lucas is bringing “Star Wars” to the small screen. The new TV series is supposed to take place between “Episode III” and the original trilogy and will deal with minor characters within the universe.

         Martin Lawrence set to star in a remake of “Death at a Funeral.” Also starring Chris Rock and Danny Glover.

         Setting a new standard, the studio behind the movie “One Week” skipped any commentary by critics and took comments from the trailer they posted on YouTube. Classy, guys.

         “Missing In Action,” is being remade. No word on whether Chuck Norris will be involved but if he isn’t, you’ll be able to hear the roundhouse kick simply standing on your front porch, wherever you live.

         “Marmaduke” will make the transition from comics to the silver screen.

         George Miller is looking to make “Mad Max 4” in 3-D.

         There’s going to be a “Point Break 2?”

         The band Daft Punk will be scoring “Tron 2.”

         There will be a “Harold and Kumar 3.”

         “Slumdog” director Danny Boyle is in talks to helm the next James Bond movie.

         Recent reports have claimed that organized crime is heavily into DVD piracy. No word on how much Blu-ray may be affected.

         In retaliation, the Studios are looking at adding a digital “watermark” to films that will enable them to tell from what seat the guy with the camcorder was sitting. This would only work if there was a record kept by each theatre of where every person sat.

         “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” has a release date of December 10, 2010.

         The ABC show “Life on Mars” has been canceled, but allowed to wrap up its 17-episode run. Dammit. I liked this show.

         “Total Recall” to be remade and “The Neverending Story” to be rebooted.





Movie News and Views January 20, 2009 Inaugural Poster Edition




All the movie news fit to blog!


         Good news for Zack Snyder/ “Watchmen” fans. Warner Bros. and Fox have reached a settlement over the movie. For those who don’t know the backstory Warner Bros. gave the go-ahead to do a “Watchmen” movie. Late in the game a contract was found dating back to the Nineties which showed that Fox had distribution rights on the graphic novel. Fox threatened to halt distribution while the WB was too far into production to stop the movie (i.e. it was almost in post). The settlement is reportedly $5-$10 mil from WB upfront to Fox, then an additional 5-8% of the theatrical gross.

         A new prequel for “The Thing” will involve what happened to the Norwegian scientists (who were dead at the beginning of John Carpenter’s “The Thing.”)

         Keanu Reeves has been confirmed for the “Cowboy Bebop” movie.

         Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke will be in “Iron Man 2.”

         Joaquin Phoenix has officially left acting to be a rap star. Chronicling his adventures on video is his best friend Casey Affleck.

         J.K. Simmons will reprise his role as J.J. Jameson in “Spidey 4.”

         Reshooting on the upcoming “Wolverine” movie DOES NOT mean previous shooting went bad. Several actors’ schedules couldn’t clear until now.

         Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow”) is slated to direct Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” trilogy.

         Pioneer will stop making Laserdisc players after 3000 for the year. This is surprising since I didn’t realize the players were still being made, and a movie hasn’t been pressed on LD since 2000.

         Samuel L. Jackson may not play Nick Fury in the upcoming “Nick Fury” and “Avengers” movie. Apparently, contract negotiations have broken down due to the paycheck Jackson was requesting.

         Jackie Chan will play “Mr. Miyagi” in the “Karate Kid” remake starring Jayden Smith (Will Smith’s son).

         “Transformers 2” info: The Decepticons will use Devastator (from the Constructicons) and the Autobots will use Superion (constructed from the Aerialbots).

         Warner Bros. has put DC Comics movies on hold.

         The next Superman movie will have a new villain.

         Relative Media has purchased Rogue Pictures from Universal.

         A homeless man was cast in Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” movie.

         Bollywood is set to remake “Back to the Future.”

         “The Terminator” has now been submitted for preservation in the US Film Registry.

         Jay Mohr changes his name to Jay Ferguson Cox Mohr, due to his wife Nikki Cox.

         Bruce Boxleitner and Jeff Bridges will return for the next “Tron” movie.

         VHS is done. The last movie to be released on it was “A History of Violence.”





Movie News and Views Christmas Trailer Edition


A Christmas present for my readers. These are compliments of YouTube, and you can select to watch them fullscreen. Happy Holidays!

“My Bloody Valentine” – Remake of the slasher film, in 3-D! Opens January 16, 2009.

“Push” – Psychic espionage movie (that’s a first) about altered people with extraordinary powers getting revenge on the agency that created them. Stars Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning. Opens February 6, 2009.

“Friday the 13th” – Remake of the classic 80’s movie. Opens February 13, 2009.

“I Love You, Man” – Paul Rudd is engaged to Rashida Jones, but has no male friends. So, he schedules “man-dates” in order to find a Best Man. Opens March 20, 2009.

“Knowing” – Nic Cage examines a letter from a time capsule with a code that predicts future events. Opens March 20, 2009.

“Dragonball Evolution” – Based on the video game. A young boy named Goku must find all seven dragonballs in order to prevent the Earth from being taken over. Opens April 8, 2009.

“State of Play” – Russell Crowe is a journalist researching the death of a woman tied to his best friend and Congressmen (Ben Affleck). Also stars Helen Mirren and Rachel McAdams. Opens April 17, 2009.

“Obsessed” – An office professional (Idris Elba) is married to Beyonce Knowles but is being cougar’d by Ali Larter. Think “Fatal Attraction.” Opens April 24, 2009.

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” – Hugh Jackman’s back in the role that put him on the map: Wolverine of the “X-Men.” Watch for Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth. Opens May 1, 2009

“Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian” – Ben Stiller is back, as is Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt and Owen Wilson as Jedidiah. New historical personalities include General Custer, Ivan the Terrible, Al Capone, The Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant. Opens May 22, 2009.

“The Proposal” – Sandra Bullock is Canadian and must marry her assistant Andrews (Ryan Reynolds) in order to avoid deportation. Eh? Opens June 12, 2009.

“9” – In a post-apocalyptic world a being with the name “9” wakes up. Upon looking around he finds others like him and that it’s up to him to save what’s left of the world from the Machines. Stars the voices of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau and Christopher Plummer. Opens September 9, 2009.

“Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard” – Luc Besson presents the sequel to “Arthur and the Invisibles.” Coming soon!

“The Code” – Morgan Freeman is a retired thief while Antonio Banderas is an up-and-coming one. Together, they plot to steal 2 Faberge eggs. Coming soon!

“From Paris with Love” – John Travolta is a bald, American secret agent who crosses paths with John Rhys-Meyers while in Paris. Coming soon!

“I Love You Phillip Morris” – Not necessarily about the tobacco industry. Jim Carrey is a guy who has a wife and kids and winds up in an auto accident, waking up and proclaiming that he’s gay. He quickly turns to embezzlement and fraud, which has him thrown into the slammer. There he meets and falls in love with his cellmate Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). Coming soon!

“Powder Blue” – 4 troubled people who connect on Christmas Eve. One of the stories is about an ex-con (Ray Liotta) reaching out to his estranged daughter (Jessica Biel). Also stars Forest Whitaker, Patrick Swayze, and Kris Kristofferson. Coming Soon!

“Veronika Decides to Die” – Sarah Michelle Gellar plays the titular character, a 28-year-old woman who wants to die but finds reasons to live. Based on the bestselling book by Paulo Coelho. Coming soon!