Posts Tagged ‘production

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.”

 

26
Aug
08

Movie News and Views August 26, 2008 Trailer Edition

 

 

“Phoebe in Wonderland” – Elle Fanning plays the titular character, a little girl who doesn’t want to deal with the rules of the grown-up world. Also stars Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman. Opens September 12, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1265&item=0

 

“Nights in Rodanthe” – Richard Gere is a work-obsessed doctor whose wife left him. Diane Lane is a mother whose husband cheated on her with her hest friend and now he wants to come back. James Franco is Gere’s estranged son. Opens September 26. 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1086&item=1

 

 “An American Carol” – Kevin Farley (Chris’ brother) plays infamous unpatriotic filmmaker Michael Mallone (a shallow version of Michael Moore) who is contacted by three spirits of the past: General George S. Patton (Kelsey Grammer), John F. Kennedy, and George Washington (Jon Voight). Also stars Trace Adkins, Dennis Hopper, and Bill O’Reilly. Opens October 3, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810011696/video/9334213

 

“Appaloosa” – Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris are friends hired to police a small town. It’s a Western. Also stars Renee Zellweger. Opens October 3, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1152&item=0

 

 “Max Payne” – Mark Wahlberg plays the video game anti-hero: a maverick cop who is hunting down those responsible for killing his partner and family. Opens October 17, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1212&item=0

 

“The Secret Life of Bees” – Dakota Fanning is a 14-year-old girl on the run who lands at the beekeeping premises of the Boatwright sisters. Also stars Alicia Keyes and Queen Latifah. Opens October 17, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1155&item=0

 

“Frost/Nixon” – Based on the real life events of British talk show host David Frost interviewing ex-president Richard Nixon after his impeachment. Stars Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, and Oliver Platt. Opens December 25, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=900&item=0

 

“The Fast and the Furious 4” – Vin Diesel. Paul Walker. Michelle Rodriguez. Jordana Brewster. Fast cars. Fourth movie. Opens June 5, 2009. View the Vin Diesel-rific trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1056&item=0

 

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” – No summary; I’ve not bothered watching any of these movies. Opens July 17, 2009. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=561&item=0

 

“Good” – Viggo Mortensen is a professor in Germany during the German pride/uprising of the Nazi party. Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=142&item=0

 

“The Imposters” – Based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel about a 1983 L.A. with rock stars, movie execs, a vampire… You know, the usual stuff. Stars Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder, Mickey Rourke, etc. Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1049&item=0

 

“It’s Alive” – Remake of the Eighties movie about a couple who give birth to a child that kills when scared. Starring Bijou Phillips. Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=9875&count=25

 

“New York, I Love You” – An anthology of twelve short films, all shot in the Big Apple. Stars include Kevin Bacon, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, James Caan, Eli Wallach. John Hurt, Natalie Portman, etc. Directors include Brett Ratner and Scarlett Johansson. Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=9900&count=0

 

“Winged Creatures” – A group of survivors and how they survived a random restaurant shooting in LA. Stars Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsdale, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=809&item=0