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13
Mar
09

Movie News and Views Friday the 13th Poster Edition

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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.

 

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16
Feb
09

Movie News and Views Feb. 16, 2009 Poster Edition

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         Universal Studios is looking to develop a 4th Jason Bourne movie with Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass (director) from an original idea. Is this what it takes to get an original idea done in Hollywood? A franchise?

         Kevin James (“King of Queens,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”) will be playing a zookeeper in the new movie, “The Zookeeper”

         Josh Brolin is set to play Jonah Hex in a movie based on the DC Comics character. John Malkovich is set to play the villain.

         Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Kevin James are set to be in a comedy about high school best friends reuniting after 30 years on July 4th.

         “Smokin’ Aces: Blowback,” the prequel to “Smokin’ Aces,” just added Vinnie Jones. Other cast members include Tom Berenger, Michael Parks, and Sofia Vergara.

         Michael Moore is looking for info on Wall Street Scammers. For more info check out michaelmoore.com

         Disney’s “Tower of Terror” is expected to get the Silver Screen treatment.

         “Screamers,” 90s scifi movie, now has a sequel.

         McG (“Charlie Angels”) is looking to helm the new “Superman” reboot movie.

         Dreamworks has teamed with Disney for distribution of their films.

         Christian Bale has apologized for his tirade on the set of the new “Terminator” film. Are we over this now?

         “Sex and the City” is heading to Sequel-ville.

         Robert Downey, Jr. and Ben Stiller will reteam for a movie called “Master Mind,” about a superhero villain who kills his nemesis and now questions his life’s purpose.

         Joaquin Phoenix’s music career is NOT a hoax. A joke maybe, but not a hoax.

         Don’t worry fans and friends of Narnia! Fox has picked up the third Narnia film, “Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” Or, maybe worry. Either way, we’ll see what happens.

         John Singleton is no longer directing the “A-Team” movie. Joe Carnahan (“Smokin’ Aces,” “Narc”) is in negotiations to helm it.

         ABC has ordered a pilot for a new “V” series. For those a little foggy, “V” was an 80s TV series about The Visitors, aliens who came to Earth offering to help us out. In exchange, we become their food. They wear fake “human faces” and actually look like lizards.

         No news on who will star in the “Tomb Raider” reboot. Megan Fox (“Transformers”) has been rumored.

         Hong Kong is set to release the first 3-D porn film. There ya go.

         “Tom and Jerry” will be getting the Silver Screen treatment as well.

 

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20
Jan
09

Movie News and Views January 20, 2009 Inaugural Poster Edition

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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.”

 

 

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22
Dec
08

Movie News and Views Dec. 22, 2008 Poster Edition

duplicity1         Hollywood has found writer Hossein Amini to write a new Jack Ryan movie. Jack Ryan is a character created by Tom Clancy who has been in such movies as “Sum of All Fears,” “Patriot Games,” and “The Hunt for Red October.”

         Graphic novel artist-come-film director Frank Miller has set his sights on doing a Buck Rogers movie.

         The directors for “Halloween 2” bolted, and now Rob Zombie has been hired to sequel his remake.

         “Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen” hasn’t even finished filming before another sequel has been greenlit.

         Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn will be in a new movie called, “Couples Retreat,” scripted by Favreau and directed by Peter Billingsley (Ralphie from “A Christmas Story”)

         Actor Anthony Mackie is set to play Jesse Owens in a biopic.

         Keanu Reeves is interested in doing a live-action “Cowboy Bebop” movie.

         Carla Gugino plays a porn star named Elektra Luxx in a movie called “Women in Trouble.” She has also signed on for the sequel, “Electra Luxx.”

         November 29, 2009 is the set release date for “New Moon,” the sequel to “Twilight.” Note: this has no current script or director.

         J. Lo will be in a new movie called “Plan B,” where she plays a single woman who turns to artificial insemination only to fall in love with the man of her dreams during her pregnancy. There ya go.

         Tim Robbins is set to play Tony Stark’s father in “Iron Man 2.”

         A “Judge Dredd” remake is in the works.

         The latest Internet rumor was that Eddie Murphy was in talks to play “The Riddler” in the next “Batman” movie. Ha ha ha. Yeah, right…

         James Cameron is attached to a “Forbidden Planet” remake.

         Bazz Luhrmann, director of “Australia,” is helmed to direct “The Great Gatsby.”

         49 songs are in competition for the Oscar.

         “The Phantom” will get a re-boot.

         Watch for a sequel to “The Queen.”

         Hugh Jackman will host the Academy Awards.

         Dreamworks announces a 3rd “Madagascar” movie.

         Twentieth Century Fox beamed “The Day the Earth Stood Still” into outer space. Depending on how well that went is how long before we get visited and slapped around for it…

         “Alvin and the Chipmunks 2” is looking for a director.

         Fox has also acquired the rights to “How to Talk to Girls,” a series of books written by a 9-year-old boy.

         “The Dark Knight” has the highest DVD/Blu-ray sales for the year.

         Will Smith confirms an “I Am Legend” prequel. Maybe “Eventually, I’ll Become Legend?”

         And he also confirms a “Hancock” sequel.

         Darren Aronofsky is planning on using un-used footage from “The Fountain” to make a movie for its fans. There ya go.

         More remakes: “Arthur,” “They Live,” “Romancing the Stone,” and “Soylent Green.”

         George Miller (“Mad Max,” “Happy Feet”) is no longer working on the Justice League movie.

         The new “Planet of the Apes” remake will be called “Caesar,” after the “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.”

 

 

 

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24
Nov
08

Movie News and Views Nov. 24, 2008 Poster Edition

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–          Warner Bros. Studios is pushing for a posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger.

         Clint Eastwood has now retired from acting at the age of 78. His upcoming movie, “Gran Turino,” will be the last time he will be seen acting. However, he has no plans on quitting directing.

         And Clint Eastwood isn’t the actor “throwing in the towel.” Joaquin Phoenix has quit acting in order to pursue music. Possibly joining him are Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie.

         A sequel to this past weekend’s vampire chick-flick cash-cow “Twilight” is currently under development.

         “Ace Ventura 3” has gone straight-to-DVD.

         Fox Searchlight has picked up the rights for an “Arrested Development” movie.

         “Get Smart 2” will start shooting next year.

         Universal Pictures has bought the rights to all future “Bourne” novels. I wonder how “The Bourne Ad Nauseum” will do.

         “Kung Fu Panda” director is helmed to direct a “He-Man” movie. By the power of Grayskull!

         “Tremors 5.” How many of you have been waiting for that?

         “The Nutty Professor 3” currently in development. No word on Eddie Murphy being involved.

         An addition to the “Meet the Parents/Fockers” franchise, called “Little Fockers,” is currently in development.

         Watch out for a “RoboTech” movie.

         The third “Narnia” film has NOT been greenlit. What’s up?

         Michael Moore’s next movie will be about the economy.

         Brett Ratner will be working on a “Conan the Barbarian” movie, but not before “Beverly Hills Cop 4.”

         Ridley Scott is rumored to produce/ direct the new “Monopoly” movie. I wonder if he passes “Go,” will he collect $200 million?

         “Deep Throat” porn director Gerard Damiano died on October 25th at the age of 80.

         Speaking of porn, GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin was offered $2 million to appear in a porn movie. She is also the “subject” of the film, “Nailin’ Palin.”

         Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will be re-teaming for the comedy, “Paul,” about two British slackers who go to Comic Con and take a trip out to Area 51 where they meet the title alien and have to help him get home.

         Broken Lizards and the Counting Crows are teaming up on a movie called “Freeloaders.”

         Chevy Chase will be in a movie about spoofing spoof movies called, “Not Another Not Another Movie.”

         Animated TV show “King of the Hill” is looking to be courted by ABC.

 

 

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22
Oct
08

Movie News and Views October 22, 2008 Poster Edition

 

 

Thanks everyone for continuing to tune in. I just got back from vacation, so here goes:

 

         Will Ferrell has said “no” to doing any more sports movies. What a bummer… I was so hoping for a water polo-themed movie…

         Word on the street has it that Ah-nuld will lend his voice to “Terminator: Salvation” and he’s currently in talks in regards to “Predator 3.”

         “Cars 2” is being bumped up from 2012 to 2011 (or earlier). Lightning McQueen and Mater will be back. Brad Lewis will direct.

         “The Lone Ranger” (based on the TV series) will star George Clooney and Johnny Depp.

         Johnny Depp is also in talks on “Pirates” 4 & 5.

         “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” is looking to be remade.

         “Lethal Weapon 5?” Even I am getting too old for this shit.

         “National Treasure 3.” Who didn’t see that happening?

         Will Smith has signed on for a prequel to “I Am Legend.” What are they going to call it?

         Russell Crowe will be playing both the Sheriff and Robin Hood in the next Ridley Scott movie, “Nottingham.”

         Kenneth Branagh is in talks to direct “Thor,” previously worked on by Matthew Vaughn.

         “Fame” is looking to be remade.

         Kirsten Dunst is back for “Spidey 4.”

         Jack Black is doing a comedic version of the “Bourne” movies.

         “Angel Heart” is being remade.

         “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.” Enough said.

         “Kung Fu Panda 2” will be released June 3, 2011.

         “Yogi Bear’ will be a blend of live action and CG, and coming soon to a theatre near you.

         Lex Luthor will be back in the next Superman movie.

         Twentieth Century Fox is talking about rebooting “Daredevil.”

         “Captain America” plot: “Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the “Super-Soldier Serum” and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.”

         “28 Months Later,” the sequel to the sequel “28 Weeks Later,” will be directed by Paul Andrew Williams.

         Rose McGowan is set to star in “Deep Throat,” a biopic on Linda Lovelace.

         Ridley Scott is looking to direct “The Forever War,” based on the 1974 Joe Haldeman novel.

         Don Cheadle will be replacing Terrance Howard in “Iron Man 2.”

         Brett Ratner will direct “Conan.”

         “Big Momma’s House 3.”

         Dimension Films is greenlighting 18 direct-to-DVD movies. The list includes sequels to “Pulse,” “Feast,” “Children of the Corn,” “Hell Ride,” and “Hostel.”

23
Sep
08

Movie News and Views Sept. 23, 2008 Poster Edition

 

 

To quoth the Staind, “It’s been a while…”

 

         Jon Favreau will be directing the “Iron Man” sequel, after the head of Marvel became upset that he took his “cause” to the Internet.

         Paramount Pictures has created a straight-to-DVD division. Watch for sequels to the films “Road Trip,” “Bad News Bears,” “Mean Girls,” “Grease,” and… wait for it… “The Naked Gun” to come to video store shelves soon. They plan on releasing 5-6 titles a year. Why?!?

         Ah-nold, the Governator, will have something to do with the upcoming “Terminator: Salvation” movie. Just what is not known…

         The joint Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson collaboration, “Tintin,” has been refused funding by Universal Pictures who cite that the film would HAVE to make $425 million, and they don’t feel it would happen.

         “The Strangers” will have a sequel.

         Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of such films as “A Few Good Men,” and “Charlie Wilson’s War,” will be writing a movie about Facebook. Is MySpace not good enough? What about Hi5?

         Warner Bros. is planning a “Superman re-boot.” Think “Incredible Hulk” vs. “The Incredible Hulk.” Geez…

         Bruce Springsteen has written the theme to the upcoming Darren Aronofsky movie, “The Wrestler.”

         “Ghostbusters 3,” everyone’s favorite rumor, is supposedly in the works.

         “Where the Wild Things Are,” directed by Spike Jonze, has a release date of Oct. 16, 2009.

         “Spider-Man 4 & 5” are currently in the works, with Tobey Maguire reprising his role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

         Spike Lee is moving forward on “Inside Man 2.”

        

Info on the Coen Bros. next project: “A Serious Man” is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man?Tony Award nominee Michael Stuhlbarg (The Grey Zone) stars as Larry; Fred Melamed (Suspect) plays Sy; Richard Kind (The Visitor) portrays Arthur; and Minnesota actors Aaron Wolf, Sari Wagner, and Jessica McManus are cast as Danny, Judith, and Sarah, respectively. (taken from Worstpreviews.com)
 

 

 

         The makers of “Disturbia” are being sued for ripping-off “Rear Window.”

         “Rambo 5” will be coming to theatres. Maybe if we DIDN’T draw First Blood…

         The makers of Guitar Hero are refusing to let Brett Ratner make a Guitar Hero movie. I got nothin’ to say…

         David Hasselhoff will be in “Beverly Hills Ninja 2.”

         Disney is creating a new movie around their attraction, “Tomorrowland.”

         “Rashomon” is being remade.

         A movie is being based on the PC game, “The Sims.”