As always, there has been a fair amount of movie news over the last week. Here’s the good stuff: Paranormal Activity beat out Saw VI at Friday’s box office. Saw‘s box office reign may be over, as it is likely to take in under $20 million this weekend (compared to last year’s $30+ million opening). […]
A lot of things happen in a week, most of them boring. Here are ten things that aren’t: Sam Raimi acknowledges and agrees with criticism toward Spider-Man 3. Says he’s “to get back to the basics” with Spider-Man 4 (set to be released in 2011) Che, which was originally released in December 2008, is finally […]
Studio executives should have a good sense for future trends, correct? They are the ones intimately involved in the business of movies, and as much as we gripe about the crap that is shoveled into theaters, the fact is that studios make a good amount of money. These executives, to some extent or another, know […]
It appears to be almost a certainty. In an interview, Harrison Ford had this to say about the prospects of Indiana Jones 5, to be titled Indiana Jones and The Quest to Be Better Than the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: “The story for the new Indiana Jones is in the process of taking form. […]
A couple years ago, one of my friends and coworkers invited me to attend a film premiere at the Seattle Art Museum, and I, being a movie buff, obliged her. We showed up and waited in the lobby for half an hour as the previous screening – yes, there were two consecutive showings – emptied […]
Summer isn’t officially over quite yet, but the summer movie season (May to August) is, as evidenced by The Final Destination 3D winning its second weekend in a row with a paltry $12 million. This summer made more money for studios than any other summer in history, though such records hardly mean much when the […]
Hugo Chavez. Man of the people. Enemy of America. Dictator. Movie star? Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Italy today signing autographs and walking the red carpet to see Oliver Stone’s new documentary South of the Border, which is about Chavez and his strained relationship with the United States.
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra could have been a great movie. It could have been the beginning of a franchise. But then Stephen Sommers was hired to direct the film, and any chance the film had at being even halfway decent went right out the window. When the first footage was released, I knew we […]
What’s going on in the wondrous world of Hollywood this week? Here are a few people that have desperately found jobs, having been unemployed for what seems like forever… Michael Sheen, the lovable David Frost, will be playing what is rumored to be a villain in the upcoming Tron: Legacy. Bryce Dallas Howard brings some […]
Last week, The Hollywood Reporter ran a story on the upcoming DC Comics movie adaptations that are coming to theaters, as well as television shows and other media projects in development. Though Warner Brothers and DC lay claim to the highly successful Batman series, the company appears to be floundering with a lot of its […]
The casting news never stops! Here are some of the big announcements of the week: In a rather surprise announcement, there are rumors that there’s going to be a sequel to Master and Commander, the excellent adventure-drama that starred Russell Crowe. While good, the movie didn’t make a ton of money if memory serves me […]
Several big casting announcements were made today, the most notable being that Natalie Portman will play Jane Foster in the upcoming comic book adaptation Thor. Foster will play the main love interest in the film. While I’m not excited about the project, at least it now has some female eye candy.
Ryan Reynolds, who has had roles in Blade: Trinity and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, will play the title character in the upcoming Green Lantern movie, DC Comics’ latest attempt to cash in on one of its superhero franchises. The casting comes as a bit of a surprise, as momentum – at least in the rumor mill […]
Somewhere I sense that George W. Bush is giggling somewhere, because while we have to pay for his sins, we also have to pay for Hollywood’s unoriginality. Word has it that Donnie Darko 3 may be in the works, and that puts the “franchise” now at two unnecessary sequels.
Summer hasn’t even officially started yet, but it feels like we’re in the heart of it. The third blockbuster arrives this weekend, but other than that, there aren’t many options for those of you already caught up. In theaters, there’s Angels & Demons, the sequel/prequel to The Da Vinci Code. To call it anticipated may […]