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 […]
With Star Trek coming to theaters this week, it only seemed fitting – at least according to Paramount – to re-release Galaxy Quest in an all-new Deluxe Edition format (on May 12, 2009). This sci-fi spoof, which can only be described as a direct yet intelligent spoof of Star Trek and its fans, is a […]
For those of you who don’t know, I write a weekly article at newslite.tv that showcases the major movies opening over the weekend. If you can’t get enough of my opinions, head on over to my latest article, Marvel at Wolverine. Check out some of the other articles at newslite.tv as well; there are some […]
Ah, there’s nothing like week-old news. It’s sort of the reason I don’t read newspapers anymore; by the time I read them, I’ve usually already read the stories somewhere else online. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to report on every movie announcement that comes out in a week like some blogs do; a full-time […]
I was born in the 80’s and grew up watching cartoons into the early nineties. One of my staples on Saturday morning was the X-Men animated series. Despite being a DC Comics fan and not a Marvel one as much, there was something about the show that had me waiting with bated breath for every […]
Disheartening news… first Harry Potter was pushed back from fall of 2008 to the summer of 2009, and now the highly anticipated sequel to the hit blockbuster Cats and Dogs has been bumped to the summer of 2010. What is the world coming to when a film like Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty […]
The original Death at a Funeral was pretty good. Not great, but good. It was also made in 2007, with English-speaking actors, many of whom are recognizable. It was directed by Frank Oz. And they’re remaking it. Remaking a two-year old movie that already received a U.S. release. What the hell? This remake, of all […]
There’s not much to say here: MTV Movie Blogs held an interview with actor Terry Crews who confirmed that the Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger will indeed have a cameo in the upcoming action flick Terminator Salvation. Rumors had all but confirmed this already, but this is the surest sign so far. Arnold will also cameo in […]
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star in the French Riviera thriller To Catch a Thief, an Alfred Hitchcock classic. The movie is being released by Paramount in an all-new DVD Centennial Collection on March 24, 2009. To Catch a Thief is about a retired jewel thief named John Robie who was once known as “The […]
As expected, Watchmen took a nosedive in its second weekend – taking in an estimated $18 million, 67% than last week. After ten days, it has made $85 million against a budget of $130-150 million, which means that it isn’t going to make back its production budget in theaters. Considering all the money that went […]
A horror “movie” that really does deserve to be remade is in fact being remade, says The Hollywood Reporter. Stephen King’s “It,” which was originally adapted as a television mini-series, is getting an upgrade thanks to Warner Brothers. While the mini-series feels a bit dated now, I was pretty young when I first saw it… […]
Keira Knightley continues to impress me. Not only does she continue to challenge herself as an actress, but she has said “no” to the planned Pirates of the Caribbean 4, which will bring back Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. The original Pirates put Keira on the map as the sexy love interest in a […]