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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Apocalypse Now’

Friday, October 15 by

Different movies have different looks, and different types of movies transferred in high definition look different on Blu Ray. That’s made it interesting to review Blu Rays, and there is…

‘Restless’ Trailer Features Chalk Outlines, Asian Ghosts, Mia Wasikowska

Friday, October 15 by

Columbia Pictures has dropped the new trailer for Gus Van Sant‘s Restless. It’s about a funeral crashing dropout (Henry Hooper) with an Asian ghost friend who falls for a girl…

Restless

Friday, October 15 by

Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hooper
Synopsis: Complex tale of a teenage boy and girl who share a preoccupation with mortality.
Release Date: January 28, 2011

Peter Jackson Officially Directing The Crap Out Of ‘The Hobbit’

Friday, October 15 by

Clever girl.
Peter Jackson has finalized his deal to return to the Shire. The Lord Of The Rings helmer is locked and loaded and ready to direct the living crap out of The Hobbit. New Line Cinema and MGM managed to come to a deal. My bet is the cash-strapped MGM will have to do New Line's laundry for an entire year. Either that or something having to do with percentage points.
However, this wouldn't be The Hobbit if there weren't concerns over additional delays. The project has overcome bankruptcy and a fire, but is now only curtailed by a union dispute in New Zealand. If this cannot be resolved for the planned February start date, the production will have to move elsewhere. Which will cause more delays and drive up the already high budget. Which means MGM will be folding undies for a long time to come. (NY Times)

Sony Looking For Young Spider-man and Lizard

Friday, October 15 by

Sony wants little young white boys. The studio is currently casting for miniature versions of Spider-man and The Lizard for their Spider-man reboot, which recently added Rhys Ifans as adult Lizard. Moviehole has the specs:
Sony wants a dark-haired Caucasian boy to play actor Peter Parker at age 4 to 6 years old . Ideally, the boy should look a little like Andrew Garfield. In addition, the studio's on the hunt for an actor to play Billy Connors, the son of Dr. Curt Connor. Applicants need be between 8 and 11 years old.
Don't flip your sh*t, I'm sure the kiddies won't be a huge part of the storyline. They'll most likely be featured in minimal flashbacks. I seem to remember that comic issue when Peter egged Billy's house on Halloween and Curt took the belt to his son for fraternizing with lowlifes. Yeah, I definitely read that in a comic and didn't manifest it subconciously to block out a traumatic childhood event.

‘Raising Hope’ Actress Shannon Woodward

Friday, October 15 by

Shannon Woodward’s resume is a lengthy rundown of TV appearances, recurring characters, pilots, and plays. Best known for her role as the streetwise offspring of two suburban con artists in “The Riches," the 25-year old actress has since taken on the guise of Sabrina in Fox’s new single-camera comedy "Raising Hope." An accomplished up-and-comer for sure. Oh, and that smile ain’t half bad either.
A word from Shannon: "I figured if I was scared of it I might as well do it."
More photos of Shannon after the jump.

Interview: ‘Back to the Future’ Writer Bob Gale

Friday, October 15 by

Back to the Future is one of those movies I’ve wondered about my whole life. I love it, even the theories I don’t think make sense, I love thinking about them. The upcoming Blu-Ray release answered my number one question: What would Eric Stoltz have been like as Marty McFly?

For the rest, I got to talk to screenwriter Bob Gale. He’s in the bonus features, with Robert Zemeckis, Stephen Spielberg, Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson talking about all three films, with still new stories to tell since the last DVD extras. Sorry, I neglected all the burning 1941 questions.
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Paul Verhoeven Signs On For Guy-Boinks-Ghost Tale ‘Eternal’

Friday, October 15 by

The price for a blown take: purple nurple.
Looks like Paul Verhoeven has his next movie lined up. The man who has brought us so much joy in the form of giant space insects, invisible men, robotic cops, triple-breasts, hot tub dolphin sex, and a good view of Sharon Stone's bathing suit area, is looking to direct the supernatural thriller Eternal.
The film tells the story of a married man fighting an alcohol addiction. He begins a torrid affair with a troubled young woman, only to discover that she's actually a succubus ghost who is after his very soul. Big whoop. I dated one of those when I first moved to the city. As long as she's putting out, I don't see what the issue is. (Deadline)

Review: ‘Red’

Friday, October 15 by

I loves me some badass, bald Bruce. He’s my hero and Red had all the makings of the kind of crazy action movie I like. In some ways it kind of delivered but I’m still disappointed by it. The comedy works and making that the context for the action totally works, but it’s more "Moonlighting" than Die Hard.

Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) goes about his daily routines, flirting with Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) by phone as she handles his pension check. When ski masked guys come to his house, he takes them all out, goes after Sarah and gets the old gang back together. He was a CIA operative with Joe Matheson (Morgan Freeman), Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren). Now agent Cooper (Karl Urban) is on their tail.
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Review: ‘Jackass 3D’

Friday, October 15 by

There seem to be two schools of thought on Jackass. Of course there’s the one that deplores it and condemns it. Then there’s the one that exaggerates how much they…

‘The Incredible Hulk’ Hitchhikes His Way Back Onto Television

Friday, October 15 by

With a glut of raging meatheads populating reality television, it was only a matter of time before that boiled over into scripted shows. Now, taking his rightful place beside his infuriated brothers and sisters from "Jersey Shore," "Amazing Race," and "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" (aka "The Douchebag Olympics"), "The Incredible Hulk" will return to television.
Still in the early phases, we only know that the show will air on ABC. No word yet on who will star. Given that Eric Bana, Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo, and this Indian dude have all taken the character on for the screen, it's safe to say that someday every actor will have played the Hulk at some point in their career. My recommendation is that they pick an actor and stick with him. We need Hulk consistency. All these new faces are beginning to confuse the baby. (Deadline)

The New ‘Muppet Movie’ Gets Some Humans (Almost)

Friday, October 15 by

The Muppets are pretty damn awesome all by themselves. Why someone would take a perfectly good Muppet movie and add humans to it is something I'll never know, but it seems the film's screenwriter, Jason Segal, is doing just that. Aside from casting himself in the film, Segal is bringing a whole host of skinjobs with him.

Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones are reported very close to signing on to the project. "Adams would play Segal's girlfriend, Cooper would play the greedy villain, and Jones would play an ABC executive." The plot involves the Muppets getting their show back together in order to save a movie studio. Cooper wants to buy the studio so he can drill for oil underneath its property, but Kermit the Frog is all like, "F**k that noise, son!"

Unfortunately, they'll probably cut that last line out. Ya know, for the kids. (THR via Vulture)

Pee Wee Herman and Regis Philbin Robbed a Candy Store

Thursday, October 14 by

With these two, could there really be any other outcome? (DailyWhat)
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‘Drive Angry 3D’ Trailer Makes Good On Its Title

Thursday, October 14 by

How you gonna mess with Nic Cage‘s hair like that?! Summit has dropped the trailer for Drive Angry 3D. Patrick Lussier directs Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, and David…

Say Whaaaaaat? James Cameron Eyeing 3D ‘Cleopatra’

Thursday, October 14 by

Deadline, you so crazy. You's gettin' everyone's nipples hard. The outlet is reporting that James Cameron is flirting with the possibility of directing a 3D Cleopatra epic for Sony starring Angelina Jolie:
"The talks are serious but by no means conclusive yet. Amy Pascal decided to fast-track its PG-13 and 3D Cleopatra project after screenwriter Bran Helgeland wrote what was is being described as a 'brilliant script deserving of epic treatment' all about 'what the Romans took from Egypt'. Pascal is hoping for a start date in 2011 but has acknowledged that "it won't be cheap" and is calling this her Gone With The Wind epic."
That all sounds well and good, but how feasible is it? Cameron needs a minimum of a decade to prep even the making of a sandwich, and Sony wants to get this thing going in a matter of months. Also, where does that leave the state of Avatar 2 and all of the Avatards already pining for its release? I'm putting this one in the "Gee We'd Sure Like This To Happen" bin.

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