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.