Screen Junkies » Ride http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:15:55 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Screw ‘Avatar’: 8 Movies That Deserve An Amusement Park Ride http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screw-avatar-8-movies-that-deserve-their-own-amusement-park-rides/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screw-avatar-8-movies-that-deserve-their-own-amusement-park-rides/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:29:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229278 If Spinning Teacups can be a ride, so can these.

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The announcement that James Cameron and Disney are teaming to create Avatar: The Ride seems like a no-brainer. The movie made butt-clumps of cash and the instantly recognizable characters live in a lush world of breathtaking beauty. Also, there are these, like, dragon things they fly on. It only makes sense that the world of Pandora would me immortalized as a thrill-ride.

However, there are a few other films out there that deserved their chance to frighten and exhilarate thousands of excited fans. But alas, for some reason or another, the deals never went through. Here are seven films that would undoubtedly make kick-ass amusement park attractions.

Final Destination 3

Though it would be tough to get the insurance companies on board, Final Destination 3 would make an excellent roller-coaster. Think of how scared you and your friends would be knowing that the brakes and safety equipment could give at any moment. But which moment? It’s the anticipation that’s truly scary.

Titanic

Titanic has thrill ride written all over it. Imagine the rush as you cling to a railing with icy water rushing to meet you. Then your life boat-shaped pod drops and stops just short of making a splash before rising up and doing it all over again.

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Cannes Casting Round-Up: Quaid, Firth, Bloom, Nolte, Hunt All Lasso Roles http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cannes-casting-round-up/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cannes-casting-round-up/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 16:31:37 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211515 More casting news than you can shove a spur into.

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Well hello there, cowpokes! I can tell by that gleam in yer eye that you’re a-lookin’ for casting updates coming out of the Cannes Film Festival. Well saddle up, pardner, because here we go! Yee-haw.

First up out of the corral is Dennis Quaid, who’s joining Jeremy Irons and Bradley Cooper in The Words. Quaid will play “Clay Hammond, a celebrated writer, in the tale in which Cooper’s character, another writer, discovers the price he must pay for stealing the work of another man, played by Irons.” Sounds like a rootin’-tootin’ good time, and also a meditation on creativity and plagiarism. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Next up under the branding iron are cowpokes Orlando Bloom and Nick Nolte, who’ve been cast in “coming-of-age road-trip comedy” Idea in America along with Stanley Tucci and Cristiana Capotondi. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The no. 3 spot on this rodeo is held by Helen Hunt, who’s a-gonna direct and star in romantic comedy Ride. A romantic comedy starring and directed by Helen Hunt? YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HAW!

Finally, we got England‘s Number 1 Wrangler Colin Firth, who will play the lead role in an untitled comedy to be directed by Dante Ariola from a script written by Becky Johnston. Here’s a plot synopsis, which rolls through your field of vision like a tumblin’ tumbleweed: “Firth plays a man who hates his job and is hated by his ex-wife and son. Feeling he missed his one shot at living the dream, he fakes his death and buys a new identity.” (Deadline)

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