Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
According to VancouverFilm, Warner Bros has shut down production of their TV remake of the classic 80s alien invasion mini-series "V". But, it's only for two weeks, or so they say. Reports state that execs aren't happy with the quality of the scripts -- not something we're used to hearing from TV execs.
Apparently the break is to give writers time to improve the scripts. Two weeks? That's all it'll take? Really? If they dint get it right the first time, what makes WB think they can do it right in just two weeks?
Note to the head honchos at WB: better increase that special effects budget big time. Just sayin'.
The new production will star Lost's Elizabeth Mitchell, Party of Five's Scott Wolf (god help us) ), Firefly's Morena Baccarin and Morris Chestnut (who?). If all goes right (cough, cough) it's scheduled to air this fall.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
According to the UK paper, The Sun, Megan Fox, the actress who can't act is set to slip into a leather catsuit in the upcoming new Barman sequel. And as far as I'm concerned, that is NOT good news. Based on this report, be prepared to bring your No-Doze to the theater -- again. Shooting is scheduled to start next year with the film slated for release in 2011.
As everyone knows, an action film is only as good as it's villain. That's why Batman Begins -- with the wisp-of-air banality of Ras al Ghul (L
Thanks ONLY to an excellent turn by Ledger as Joker (as well as the PR generated by his tragic and untimely death) The Dark Knight became the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time. My concern is that the next film will ride the popularity of TDK and be another huge hit. That means we'll be forced to suffer through even more years of Fox and Bale cluttering up more films with their lack of talent and personality.
Like I said, "god help us all".
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
For fans of fun - and funny - low budget giant monster bug films, watch "Infestation". It just aired edited on SyFy (hate that name) but it's coming out on DVD in October. Worth a rent.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
You heard me. 'The Middleman" was one of the best-written and funniest shows ever aired and ABC Family cancelled it this past year.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 may finally have a director - and it is NOT good news. Now that director Gore Verbinski is out to direct the highly-anticipated "Bioshock" film, Variety reports that Rob Marshall(!!) may sign to direct. WHY? Marshall's previous ("Chicago") and current ("Nine") works include film versions of successful broadway musicals(!!).
Is the world ready for "Pirates 4 -- The Musical"?
Reports say Disney rushed the selection of Marshall because they need to get the film into production quickly before Johnny Depp begins filming "The Long Ranger" (seriously?). And without Depp, another film would be a waste of time and a soul-sucking bomb.
Rumor has it none of the other stars or major characters will appear in the new film. So now we're looking at a new quickly produced movie made by a director with no action film experience and only starring one actor from the first three.
Looks like the film may end up being a soul-sucking bomb even WITH Depp. Hell, it's being released in 2012 which might mean THIS could be the world-ending disaster the Mayans warned us about.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Director Sir Ridley Scott is reportedly set to direct a prequel to his classic sci-fi film “Alien”. Trade newspaper Variety said the veteran director would return to the series for the first time since he directed the original film in 1979. Rumor has it the prequel will reveal what happened to the marooned ship found by the crew of the Nostromo in the original.
Two things worry me about this project: 1) Scott hasn’t directed a sci-fi film since he made “Blade Runner” WAY back in 1982, and as far as I’m concerned, that was also his last decent film. 2) The prequel is being written by Jon Spaihts, someone who has absolutely no credits to his name (according to IMDB).
Time will only tell whether or not this ends up being a worthwhile project, but right now I'm thinking it might be a HUGE mistake letting either man anywhere near this project.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Looks like Summit Entertainment, the studio releasing the “Twilight” series, is scrambling to avoid a backlash from Rachelle Lefevre/Victoria fans by pointing the finger of blame at her. As I reported earlier, they’re claiming they only chose Bryce Dallas Howard to replace Lefevre in “Eclipse” because Lefevre is scheduled to shoot scenes for the film “Barney’s Vision” which would conflict with the “Eclipse” shooting schedule. Summit says it even informed her reps days ago that taking the part in "Barney's Vision" could jeopardize her “Eclipse” role.
But, Rachelle Lefevre is now saying she knew nothing about Howard replacing her or the scheduling conflict. According to a statement she released “I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my (“Twilight”) contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules.
She added that she was "stunned" and "hurt deeply" by the decision, and that she was "fully committed" to returning as Victoria. She said shooting her role in “Barney’s Vision” would only last 10 days. "Although the production schedule for `Eclipse' is over three months long,” she said, “Summit said they had a conflict during those 10 days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for `Eclipse,' never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10-day overlap."
The studio fired back by saying "Contrary to Ms. Lefevre's statement, it is simply untrue that the studio dismissed her over a 10-day overlap. It is not about a 10-day overlap, but instead about the fact that `The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' is an ensemble production that has to accommodate the schedules of numerous actors while respecting the established creative vision of the filmmaker and most importantly the story."
Finally the media has come to its senses -- if only for one day. After months of interviews and photo shoots of the (totally unnecessary) star of Transformers 2 Megan Fox, several websites have decided to make August 4 Megan Fox-Free Tuesday!
Once relegated to the pages of comic books, superheroes have burst onto the big screen within the past decade with a power that's nothing less than, well, superhuman! Every summer features at least one (if not more) superhero epic, and each year ups the ante in terms of story, acting, and special effects. Our latest feature on the Power of Film explores the Most Popular Superhero Movies, as ranked by IMDb users. You'll find some familiar faces (and animated ones), with one hero placing no less than three films in the top fifteen.
15. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
14. Superman (1978)
13. X-Men (2000)
12. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
11. Spider-Man (2002)
10. RoboCop (1987)
9. The Crow (1994)
8. Batman (1989)
7. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
6. X2 (2003)
5. Watchmen (2009)
4. Iron Man (2008)
3. The Incredibles (2004)
2. Batman Begins (2005)
1. The Dark Knight (2008)