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Title: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 23, 2012, 11:28:10 AM
'Cosmopolis' Trailer: 'Twilight' Vampire Pees in Car, Shoots Hole in Hand

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The first trailer for David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis is here, and it is not safe for work nor safe for those Twilight fans hoping to keep an idealized vision of Robert Pattinson preserved in their mind as well as their flesh. In this nerve-wracking preview for the Don DeLillo novel adaptation, Pattinson has unsettling sex with non-Bellas, pisses in a limousine, nonchalantly shoots a hole through his hand, and begs a naked woman to do the same to his anemic chest. The trailer is also NSFSbarro, in that I can't imagine the shot of a giant rat eyeing the pizza chain could possibly be good for business.

TRAILER NSFW

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Sparkle fairy's shakin' things up a bit.


Paramount Reinventing Mark Twain with 'Huck' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/mark-twain-huck-tom-paramount-302919)

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Paramount is giving Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer a 21st century makeover.

The studio has picked up a spec by Andy Burg titled Huck, with Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark producing along with Matt Lopez.

The title characters, of course, are 19th century creations of author Mark Twain and are known for their mischievous teenage adventures – Sawyer, presented as a small-town, all-American boy, is something of a schemer, while Finn, who is more of an outcast, is faced with tougher moral choices. The duo first appeared in Twain's 1876 novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Twain continued their tales in three additional books. There have been several film and TV adaptations of the material, from 1918's Huck and Tom, starring Jack Pickford and Robert Gordon, to Disney's 1995 version Tom and Huck, starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro.

The storyline is being kept under wraps, but the project is described as a re-imagining in the vein of Snow White and the Huntsman, focusing on Sawyer and Finn as adults. There also are supernatural elements to the script.

Chernin and Clark are the producers behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes and are in production on Oblivion, Universal’s sci-fi project starring Tom Cruise. Lopez is a screenwriter whose credits include Bedtime Stories and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Huck is the latest project Burg has set up at Paramount; Hellified, a supernatural actioner with Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing, also calls the studio home. He is repped by Brucks Entertainment and Sloane Offer. ICM repped the scribe in the deal.

I read "supernatural elements" as "Huck and Tom are now a pair of wise-cracking alien prospectors."
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on March 23, 2012, 12:09:46 PM
Huck and Tom now hunt vampires (and each other!) in a post-apocalyptic zombie wasteland in which they're forced to play games.  Hungry games.  Also, it will have slow-motion CGI gore.

And to tie it in with the recent board game phenomenon, they'll add African wildlife and call it Hungry Hungry Hippo Games.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on March 23, 2012, 06:36:58 PM
Man, that sucks. Don't fuck with Huck.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 25, 2012, 11:21:07 AM
Huck and Tom now hunt vampires (and each other!) in a post-apocalyptic zombie wasteland in which they're forced to play games.  Hungry games.  Also, it will have slow-motion CGI gore.

And to tie it in with the recent board game phenomenon, they'll add African wildlife and call it Hungry Hungry Hippo Games.

Well, would you look at that!

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/389246_10150506640034567_684609566_7638566_2028853652_n.jpg)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on March 25, 2012, 05:20:55 PM
Called it!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 26, 2012, 11:51:34 PM
Whoa.

Box Office Report: 'Hunger Games' Posts Official Opening of $152.2 Million

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With every box office dollar now counted, the final opening tally for goliath The Hunger Games is $152.5 million.

That's slightly lower than Lionsgate's Sunday estimate of $155 million, but it doesn't change the movie's vaunted status.

Hunger Game shattered a number of records, and is the highest opening ever for a nonsequel or film debuting outside of summer. (Previous record-holder was Alice in Wonderland, which debuted to $116 million in March 2010.)

Just as impressive, Hunger Games delivered the third-highest opening of all time domestically, besting Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($142.8 million) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 ($138.1 million).

Hunger Games ranks behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2 ($169.2 million) and The Dark Knight ($158.4 million).

Directed by Gary Ross and produced by Nina Jacobson, Hunger Games is based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling young adult novel and headlines Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Box office observers believe Hunger Games has a shot at ultimately earning $350 million to $400 million at the domestic box office, although fan-fueled film properties often drop off more quickly than other tentpoles.

Hunger Games isn't doing the same blockbuster business overseas, where it opened to a solid, but unspectacular, $59.3 million. The pic did best in English-speaking territories.

They must have changed the projections at the last minute because only last week it was projected to make around $120M. This thing is a monster. To smack the shit out of well-established, super-hype machines like New Moon and Breaking Dawn is pretty amazing.

This thing is a trilogy, too. Hello, billion-dollar franchise.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on March 27, 2012, 11:20:30 AM
Trilogy? You just know that they can Twilight/Harry Potter/Hobbit this bitch and stretch the series out.  I still haven't seen it, but going by the positive word of mouth and the fact that I really enjoyed the books, I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 27, 2012, 11:54:22 AM
Trilogy? You just know that they can Twilight/Harry Potter/Hobbit this bitch and stretch the series out.  I still haven't seen it, but going by the positive word of mouth and the fact that I really enjoyed the books, I'm looking forward to it.

I think it's already been announced that they're going to split the movie of the third book into two movies: http://screenrant.com/hunger-games-trilogy-4-movies-benk-118021/

As is the style of the times, it seems.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 28, 2012, 07:56:18 PM
If Imrahil hasn't heard this yet, I think I'm about to make him pee his pants with joy!

http://www.youtube.com/v/MrNA7RjU91I
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 28, 2012, 08:10:40 PM
This trailer has been out for a while, but I think this looks good.  (Just remembered how awesome Steve Carell was in Anchorman and thought of this).

http://www.youtube.com/v/m7FKVAuDv8M
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on March 28, 2012, 08:24:38 PM
If Imrahil hasn't heard this yet, I think I'm about to make him pee his pants with joy!

http://www.youtube.com/v/MrNA7RjU91I

(http://pics.livejournal.com/wetjeanstn/pic/0000hk9c/s320x240)
:)
Fantastic!  Now we need Role Models 2 to happen. :)

I think I piddled a little, too! If they make a sequel to Role Models, I will full on shit myself.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 29, 2012, 08:03:34 AM
I don't really have much to add except...

(http://i.imgur.com/HCIP6.gif)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 29, 2012, 09:37:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/iQcBI6fs3bA?version=3&hl=en_US

I like what I'm seeing here, and I fucking love Aubrey Plaza. I like the guy who plays the journalist as well; he's great on New Girl.



http://www.youtube.com/v/_GLP9xxS2r4?version=3&hl=en_US

I feel like I've already seen this movie.



Chloe Moretz in Negotiations to Star in 'Carrie'

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Chloe Moretz is in negotiations to star in Carrie, the latest take on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King.

MGM is behind the movie and with the high pedigree of Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) in the director’s chair and a script by playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the moviemakers are hoping to make an elevated thriller that can stand next to the 1976 Brian De Palma classic.

“Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Peirce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!” tweeted Moretz, who got the offer for the highly coveted role early Tuesday morning.

Moretz will play the title character, a girl with a strict and abusive mother whose onset of puberty brings telepathic and telekinetic powers. The girl goes from being from a social outcast to prom queen but goes on a rampage after a horrible prank, destroying her high school and town. Sissy Spacek played the title role in the De Palma movie.

Moretz is no shrinking violet when it comes to adult material. One of her earliest film appearances was in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror, and she starred in Let Me In, the American remake of Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In. She also starred as a foul-mouthed assassin in comic-book adaptation Kick-Ass.

Moretz is awesome. Not sure what to think of the idea of remaking it. There's clearly some serious talent involved.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 29, 2012, 10:18:42 AM
Well, it's not like this is the first time she'd been involved in a remake of questionable necessity (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/).
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on March 29, 2012, 10:22:27 AM
She's a great little actress.  I'm a little concerned that her or the Fanning sisters will become the next Lindsay Lohan, though, and ruin any careers they may one day have.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 29, 2012, 11:02:34 AM
Well, it's not like this is the first time she'd been involved in a remake of questionable necessity (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/).

That was fucking awful. I could barely stay awake during the goddamn thing. And it has really high marks on RT and IMDB. I'm clearly missing something with this movie.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 29, 2012, 11:10:28 AM
Well, it's not like this is the first time she'd been involved in a remake of questionable necessity (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/).

That was fucking awful. I could barely stay awake during the goddamn thing. And it has really high marks on RT and IMDB. I'm clearly missing something with this movie.

I actually thought it was pretty good, remake-status and all. Trouble is, of course, the original film is a flat-out masterpiece, and this thing was clearly made to just get an English version of that movie out there (those early remarks about it being another adaptation of the book were lies, vicious lies).
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on March 29, 2012, 11:14:51 AM
Same here, RD.  Let Me In was pretty good, but Let the Right One In is great. 
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 29, 2012, 11:30:06 AM
Well, it's not like this is the first time she'd been involved in a remake of questionable necessity (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/).

That was fucking awful. I could barely stay awake during the goddamn thing. And it has really high marks on RT and IMDB. I'm clearly missing something with this movie.

I actually thought it was pretty good, remake-status and all. Trouble is, of course, the original film is a flat-out masterpiece, and this thing was clearly made to just get an English version of that movie out there (those early remarks about it being another adaptation of the book were lies, vicious lies).

Thanks for reminding me of the impending Martyrs remake, which is not so much of questionable necessity as it is completely fucking unnecessary and just wrong.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on March 30, 2012, 10:02:50 AM
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Universal Pictures is planning a sequel to the 1988 comedy, Twins, and the plan is to re-team the original's stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, with an unlikely third on-screen brother: Eddie Murphy.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news, saying that the original film's director, Ivan Reitman will also return as a producer, though the project does not yet have a script at this time.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on March 30, 2012, 11:16:25 AM
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Universal Pictures is planning a sequel to the 1988 comedy, Twins, and the plan is to re-team the original's stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, with an unlikely third on-screen brother: Eddie Murphy.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news, saying that the original film's director, Ivan Reitman will also return as a producer, though the project does not yet have a script at this time.

Awesome.  I hope they make Arnie pregnant, DeVito the Penguin just to top it all off.  And as Eddie Murphy is in it, it'll stay on a shelf somewhere for 3 years before making about $100 in revenue.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 01, 2012, 07:51:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/sWMhADqlPYg?version=3&hl=en_US

I could not be any less interested in this. Yet another completely needless remake.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on April 01, 2012, 08:38:40 PM
What the hell.  He's not even getting his ass to Mars!  Laaaaame!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 01, 2012, 08:55:36 PM
Why do all movie trailers now do that guitar-grinding sound over and over? This one had it, and when I saw John Carter again yesterday, Battleship, Prometheus, and The Avengers all had it. It's fucking annoying.

I guess it's just another one of those things that trailers take from each other and just start using all the time, like "In a world..." or I Feel Good.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 03, 2012, 11:01:54 AM
Dumb and Dumber 2 Begins Production This September

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Last summer, ComingSoon.net broke the news that Jim Carrey was in discussions with Bobby and Peter Farrelly to develop a sequel to their 1994 film Dumb and Dumber. Then, in October, it was revealed that Sean Anders and John Morris had come aboard to provide the screenplay. Today, at the junket for he and his brother's latest, The Three Stooges, Peter Farrelly says that not only is Dumb and Dumber 2 coming, it's set to begin production later this year.

"We're getting set to shoot 'Dumb and Dumber 2' in September," he says. "It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back."

The original Dumb and Dumber represented one of Carrey's breakout comedy roles. The film was given a prequel in 2003 with Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, but Peter Farrelly stresses that this is something very different.

"We did not do 'Dumb and Dumberer,'" he continues. "That was a studio thing. So we've always wanted to do a sequel and finally Jim called up. Jeff always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it. Jim was busy, but he called and said, 'We've got to do this thing again.' He had just watched 'Dumb and Dumber' and he said, 'This is the perfect sequel. Let's do it.'"


http://www.youtube.com/v/BjrFNrR6bgY?version=3&hl=en_US

What is this? Why is this?!?


http://www.youtube.com/v/aGW5gpMU9yo?version=3&hl=en_US

Oh, I don't know.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 05, 2012, 11:26:56 AM
'Captain America: First Avenger' Sequel Release Date Set

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A sequel to last year's Captain America: First Avenger will hit theaters April 4, 2014.

Walt Disney Studios, which will release the movie for Marvel Studios, announced the date Thursday. It puts the Captain America movie a month ahead of Sony's scheduled release of a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man on May 5, 2014.

Captain America, played by Chris Evans, also will be making an appearance as part of the team of superheroes who join forces in The Avengers, which Disney releases May 4. The character will then move to a second movie as the headliner. Captain America: The First Avenger, grossed $369 million worldwide after its July release.

I wonder if there's somebody already in line somewhere.


Universal sets 'Mummy' reboot - 'Prometheus' scribe plans to pen redo on an 'epic scale'

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Universal Pictures has tapped "Prometheus" scribe Jon Spaihts to pen a feature reboot of "The Mummy" franchise, which Sean Daniel will return to produce.
Stephen Sommers' 1999 take on "The Mummy," which starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, grossed $415 million worldwide but was outperformed by its 2001 sequel "The Mummy Returns," which took in $433 million globally. Chuck Russell's 2002 spinoff "The Scorpion King" grossed only $165 million worldwide despite starring then-budding action star Dwayne Johnson. Fraser returned for Rob Cohen's "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," and that 2008 pic took in $401 million worldwide, indicating there was still plenty of interest left in the franchise. Daniel produced all four films in the billion-dollar-grossing series.

"I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with 'Prometheus': to go back to a franchise's roots in dark, scary source material and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven't seen before," Spaihts said.


Michael Bay's Production Company May Take Over Halloween 3D

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Last month we warned that Dimension's long-delayed Halloween 3D may be dead for good, following news that its theatrical release had been plucked from the horror studio's calendar. But now there's buzz that Michael Myers may return to theaters after all, thanks to Platinum Dunes. According to Bloody Disgusting, Michael Bay's production company has entered into negotiations to produce the latest entry in the Halloween reboot series. However, while Dunes' interest in Halloween could keep the series going, it does mean some losses from Dimension's Halloween 3D.

From the sound of it, this deal could mean Halloween 3D will lose its proposed found footage approach, attached directing duo Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier, (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry) and the use of 3D. Basically, Platinum Dunes is considering a total tear down of the project, which should be little surprise to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans who've recently revolted against Bay's purported revisions to the property for his movie reboot Ninja Turtles. Of course, as this is the third film in the series, the changes Bay and his team could bring to the table will probably be less radical. And to their credit Platinum Dunes co-founders Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have produced a string of well-received horror remakes of late, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street.

I always thought Halloween could've used a few more explosions. And by "a few" I mean hundreds.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on April 05, 2012, 11:54:12 AM
It's too bad that future Captain America movies probably won't be set during WWII.  I really like the sort of Art-Deco-Neo-Steampunk feel of the first one.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 05, 2012, 12:58:20 PM
This Ted movie....

They should have done Calvin and Hobbes 15 years later, I'd watch that.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 05, 2012, 01:38:57 PM
This Ted movie....

They should have done Calvin and Hobbes 15 years later, I'd watch that.

They already made a Calvin and Hobbes movie. It's called Where the Wild Things Are.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on April 05, 2012, 02:08:07 PM
It's too bad that future Captain America movies probably won't be set during WWII.  I really like the sort of Art-Deco-Neo-Steampunk feel of the first one.

Yeah, it was one of my favorite things about it.  Johnston's good at that era.  Plus, that hot English chick won't be in future movies.
Agreed! I was hoping that the sequels would be set during the unspecified time during WWII when he was fighting Hydra. And hopefully Nazis this time.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on April 05, 2012, 02:19:58 PM
It should be in the period between WWI and WWII.  It could show Red Skull's construction of the Death Star and Stanley Tucci hiding on Tatooine.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on April 05, 2012, 02:31:56 PM
Double post!!

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Tarsem Singh Wants To Direct 'Samurai Jack'
Posted 11/16/11 10:56 am EST by Kevin P. Sullivan in News


After the big time success of his latest project "Immortals," director Tarsem Singh has his eyes on the project he'd like to tackle next.

Tarsem recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he would like to direct the live-action version of "Samurai Jack," the beloved and critically acclaimed animated series that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2004.

The potential director and subject combination is sure to have fans nodding their heads in agreement. Tarsem is known particularly for his otherworldly visuals and could theoretically make a great director for the unique art direction of "Samurai Jack."


The animated series ran for four seasons and followed the titular character, a feudal Japanese warrior banished to the future as he desperately searches for a way to return to his own time. Over the course of its run, the show won four Emmy awards.

New Line attempted a live-action adaptation of "Samurai Jack" back in the early 2000s with the now-controversial Brett Ratner at the helm. When a film did not materialize during that attempt, the rights to the film reverted back to Cartoon Network, who currently holds them.

No official discussions about a Singh-directed "Samurai Jack" film have taken place.

Singh's next film, "Mirror, Mirror," a new take on the story of Snow White is scheduled to hit theaters in March of next year.

Is it just me, or does this have The Last Airbender potential?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 05, 2012, 02:53:05 PM
That could potentially be a match made in heaven. Even at his worst Tarsem is a fantastic visual designer, and when given the proper time and script he can create something truly magical (see: The Fall). It's just a shame his last two have been so half-baked. It's just a matter of him really applying himself here and being given the schedule needed to create.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 06, 2012, 02:39:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/hmY_YAMpNd0?version=3&hl=en_US

Talk about feeling like you've already seen something a few times.

And no offense to Oliver Stone, but unless you're working on Breaking Bad, stay away from drug lord stories. You can't compete.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 07, 2012, 11:46:54 AM
"A Fantastic Fear of Everything" looks quite good:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

That definitely looks like something worth checking out.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on April 07, 2012, 02:52:58 PM
That Indian girl was just in an episode of Doctor Who I saw.  She's very attractive.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 12, 2012, 06:08:21 AM
http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2010.flv

Guy Maddin's latest.  Despite looking like a parody of an art film, this one looks REALLY interesting to me.  Plus, anything that gives Kevin MacDonald work can't be all bad.  Except Epic Movie.  That was made entirely out of bad.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: goflyblind on April 12, 2012, 06:47:14 AM
i don't think i could ever take kevin seriously in anything.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 12, 2012, 07:04:24 AM
i don't think i could ever take kevin seriously in anything.

To be fair, I wouldn't call most of Guy Maddin's films too serious.  Experimental, but not serious.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 12, 2012, 05:51:14 PM
'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay Reveals the Sequel Backstory (Q&A)
The writer-helmer and frequent Will Ferrell collaborator explains why the Paramount film wasn't going to happen -- and how it suddenly did.


That Paramount finally decided March 29 to make an Anchorman sequel was as much a surprise to Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as anyone. After all, the collaborators had been trying for years to revive Ron Burgundy, and only three months earlier the possibility had been “really 100 percent dead,” according to McKay.

Despite the fact that McKay, along with contemporaries Jay Roach and Judd Apatow, has one of the best modern live-action comedy records in town, the economics of the studio laughter remain very tight. The studio had refused to budge from a $35 million budget limit. But that number wouldn’t have covered even a few of the above-the-line salaries: Ferrell’s ask can now reach $20 million, and several of the secondary Anchorman players, including Paul Rudd and Steve Carell (now up to $12 million-plus), have since blown up.

Anchorman, a story about what happens when a macho ’70s newsman and his crack team are forced to deal with an ambitious new woman in the office, was made for only $26 million. It racked up a decent $85 million in domestic revenue for DreamWorks in summer 2004, but while the film’s quotable lines and 1970s San Diego TV news setting helped generate a cult following on DVD, the period humor didn’t play overseas. Paramount Film Group president Adam Goodman had been the executive on the film at DreamWorks, which greenlighted the comedy after Old School had done well for the studio in early 2003 and Ferrell had his first huge hit with the New Line Christmas comedy Elf, which grossed $220 million worldwide later that year.

McKay was a Saturday Night Live vet making his directorial debut, and it was a surprisingly strong result. Since then, he has co-written and directed three additional Ferrell comedies for Sony — Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby grossed $148 million domestic in 2006, Step Brothers grossed $100 million in 2008 and The Other Guys grossed $119 million in 2010. Goodman, who moved to Paramount with the property rights after DreamWorks left the studio in 2008, remained interested in an Anchorman sequel, but studio revenue projections repeatedly didn’t justify paying the team any more to reunite.

McKay spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the sudden unexpected breakthroughs that made the Anchorman sequel a reality, and what he and Ferrell have in store for Ron and the Channel 4 News team when they return, possibly in the summer of 2014.

For size.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Two things: 1) fucking studios, and 2) how unbelievably awesome would it be to hole-up with these guys and write comedy?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 12, 2012, 09:52:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/RbvvoC0Cz3U?version=3&hl=en_US

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In a future society, time-travel exists but it's only available to those with the means to pay for it on the black market. When the mob wants to eliminate someone, they send their target back into the past, where a hit man known as a looper lies in wait to finish the job. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is one such hired gun, and he does his job well -- until the day his bosses decide to "close the loop" and send Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) back in time to be killed.

(http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news/30306/Looper_Poster_Transforms_Joseph_Gordon_Levitt_Into_Bruce_Willis_1333723074.jpg)

Okay, movie. You got my attention.

Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 12, 2012, 10:14:42 PM
‘Sin City’ Sequel is Finally Official, ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Starts Production This Summer (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/sin-city-sequel-nadam.php)

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It seems like Robert Rodriguez has been promising us a sequel to Sin City since the day after the original came out in 2005. His adaptation of Frank Miller’s gritty, stylish world was unique among comic book movies at the time in how closely it stuck to being a panel-to-panel adaptation of the original graphic novels (even going as far as to bring Miller on as a co-director), and though it contained a bit too much shoddy Robert Rodriguez cheesiness, it also had enough unabashed cool that it blew the hair of comic book fans back all over the world. News of the sequel becoming official has been long-awaited.

And today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. According to a press release put out by Dimension Films, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is finally on its way with both Rodriguez and Miller back in the director’s chair(s) as the main creative forces. Alexander Rodnyansky and his AR Films are the ones fronting the dough, so the film will be a co-production between his company and Rodriguez’s own Quick Draw Productions, with Dimension handling the distribution. And, of course, Harvey and Bob Weinstein have managed to get their names attached as executive producers.

Rodriguez says, “The first question I am always asked is ‘When will you make another Sin City?’ I have wanted to re-team with Frank Miller and return to the world he created since the day we wrapped the original, but have felt a duty to the fans to wait until we had something truly exceptional that would meet and exceed what have become epic expectations. A Dame To Kill For will certainly be worth the wait.”

The original graphic novel’s Amazon description explains the story as follows:

    “It’s one of those hot nights, dry and windless. The kind that makes people do sweaty, secret things. Dwight’s thinking of all they ways he’s screwed up and what he’d give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb grey hell that is his life. And he’d give anything. Just to cut loose. Just to feel the fire. One more time. And then Ava calls.”

As with the original Sin City, it can be assumed that A Dame to Kill For will be a series of stories, with “A Dame to Kill For” mixed in with other Frank Miller tales. Miller will share writing credits on the film with William Monahan, who also worked on the original. Casting is set to begin next week, and production is slated for this summer at Rodriguez’s Austin-based Troublemaker Studios.

Dunno about the rest of you, but I've been waiting a long time for this one. I really love the first Sin City, and should they stick to the same formula I have no doubts the second one will also be good.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 02:41:00 AM
I thought Sin City had about 10 good minutes, while the rest of it stunk.

The Guy Maddin film does look interesting.  It looks like he's somewhat abandoning his silent film aesthetic for arty-40s movie.

Looper doesn't look bad either, but what's up with JGL's face? Have they made it up to look a little more like Bruce Willis' or has he has some genuine work done?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 13, 2012, 05:42:23 AM
I thought Sin City had about 10 good minutes, while the rest of it stunk.

Agreed. Unlike Mr. Dragon, I have not been waiting for a sequel to this as I didn't care much at all for the first instance of it.

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Looper doesn't look bad either, but what's up with JGL's face? Have they made it up to look a little more like Bruce Willis' or has he has some genuine work done?

JGL? Genuine work done?!? C'mon.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in Sony’s sci-fi thriller Looper, but his face is almost unrecognizable.

Thanks to three hours in the makeup chair each morning, the actor transformed into a younger version of Bruce Willis for the role – in which the duo plays the same character at different ages. Through time travel, Gordon-Levitt and Willis are forced to hunt each other down in the Rian Johnson-directed film.

“It was kind of an incredible transformation to see,” Johnson said. Added Gordon-Levitt, “It kind of freaked Bruce out.”

“We knew we were never gonna make Joe look like a real young Bruce Willis,” said Johnson. “So what we did was pick a few key features and alter those.”

In case all the hype surrounding the project has yet to pique your interest, Gordon-Levitt goes so far to proclaim: “It’s my favorite thing I’ve ever done.”
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on April 13, 2012, 08:43:20 AM
I'm so excited for Looper, but all I know about the movie are Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the guy from Primer is consulting on time travel....and I guess Bruce Willis.  I'm on complete lockdown on this movie.  I'm not going to look at any trailers, pictures, or movie descriptions.  I can't wait.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 13, 2012, 09:10:25 AM
Why don't they just send their hits back to be killed by the dinosaurs? Or just shoot them? The hell is the advantage of this Looper system?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on April 13, 2012, 09:19:44 AM
Why don't they just send their hits back to be killed by the dinosaurs? Or just shoot them? The hell is the advantage of this Looper system?
I was wondering that too. And I would think that ORGANIZED CRIME would have a hell of a lot of better use for TIME TRAVEL than just offing a bunch of their enemies. I would think the first thing they would do is go back and invest and effect history so they are super rich and powerful. That is all they really want, anyway. At that point they wouldn't have to worry about using time travel to help out hitmen.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 13, 2012, 10:05:53 AM
I'm so excited for Looper, but all I know about the movie are Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the guy from Primer is consulting on time travel....and I guess Bruce Willis.  I'm on complete lockdown on this movie.  I'm not going to look at any trailers, pictures, or movie descriptions.  I can't wait.


I'm doing the same thing. I did it for successfully for Cabin in the Woods, so how hard could it be to do it for this?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on April 13, 2012, 10:09:57 AM
I'm so excited for Looper, but all I know about the movie are Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the guy from Primer is consulting on time travel....and I guess Bruce Willis.  I'm on complete lockdown on this movie.  I'm not going to look at any trailers, pictures, or movie descriptions.  I can't wait.


I'm doing the same thing. I did it for successfully for Cabin in the Woods, so how hard could it be to do it for this?

I saw half a trailer for Cabin in the Woods, and I think I've already been spoiled.

I've done a pretty good job for Dark Knight.  I've just seen a couple screen shots of Catwoman and Bane.  I haven't seen any trailers or the prologue thing.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 10:12:07 AM
I'm so excited for Looper, but all I know about the movie are Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the guy from Primer is consulting on time travel....and I guess Bruce Willis.  I'm on complete lockdown on this movie.  I'm not going to look at any trailers, pictures, or movie descriptions.  I can't wait.


I'm doing the same thing. I did it for successfully for Cabin in the Woods, so how hard could it be to do it for this?

I saw half a trailer for Cabin in the Woods, and I think I've already been spoiled.

I've done a pretty good job for Dark Knight.  I've just seen a couple screen shots of Catwoman and Bane.  I haven't seen any trailers or the prologue thing.

Without spoiling anything for Cabin in the Woods, there's really no plot twists or surprises to speak of.  The first couple of scenes in the movie basically spells everything out.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on April 13, 2012, 10:14:18 AM
I'm so excited for Looper, but all I know about the movie are Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the guy from Primer is consulting on time travel....and I guess Bruce Willis.  I'm on complete lockdown on this movie.  I'm not going to look at any trailers, pictures, or movie descriptions.  I can't wait.


I'm doing the same thing. I did it for successfully for Cabin in the Woods, so how hard could it be to do it for this?

I saw half a trailer for Cabin in the Woods, and I think I've already been spoiled.

I've done a pretty good job for Dark Knight.  I've just seen a couple screen shots of Catwoman and Bane.  I haven't seen any trailers or the prologue thing.

Without spoiling anything for Cabin in the Woods, there's really no plot twists or surprises to speak of.  The first couple of scenes in the movie basically spells everything out.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 10:15:40 AM
Nope. 
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on April 13, 2012, 10:22:47 AM
Nope. 

Good to know.  I'm looking forward to seeing it then.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 13, 2012, 10:38:09 AM
I'm so excited for Looper, but all I know about the movie are Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the guy from Primer is consulting on time travel....and I guess Bruce Willis.  I'm on complete lockdown on this movie.  I'm not going to look at any trailers, pictures, or movie descriptions.  I can't wait.


I'm doing the same thing. I did it for successfully for Cabin in the Woods, so how hard could it be to do it for this?

I saw half a trailer for Cabin in the Woods, and I think I've already been spoiled.

I've done a pretty good job for Dark Knight.  I've just seen a couple screen shots of Catwoman and Bane.  I haven't seen any trailers or the prologue thing.

Without spoiling anything for Cabin in the Woods, there's really no plot twists or surprises to speak of.  The first couple of scenes in the movie basically spells everything out.

For that one it isn't so much a sense of spoiling the story, yeah (well, maybe those last-act story revelations). I do agree about that. But it's still a matter of just... discovering, if you will, what that movie's really all about. It's just something that works wonders when you go in blind.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on April 19, 2012, 10:08:57 AM
Sir Anthony Hopkins as Sir Alfred Hitchcock.

(http://comingsoon.net/nextraimages/hitchcockhopkins.jpg)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 19, 2012, 05:58:46 PM
Sir Anthony Hopkins as Sir Alfred Hitchcock.

(http://comingsoon.net/nextraimages/hitchcockhopkins.jpg)

Exhibit under repair.

Is that for "Number 13"?  I remember hearing about the original "Number 13" (an early uncompleted Hitchcock film that only had a few things shot and no one seemed to know what it was actually about) and wanted to write a story about it and then found out they were already making a movie.  Darn.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 06:10:54 PM
Here you go:

(http://i.imgur.com/zCVac.jpg)

He's playing Hitch for the making of Psycho movie.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 19, 2012, 08:56:20 PM
So I guess there's going to be a Maniac Cop prequel.  If you just asked "what's Maniac Cop?" then good.  Also the awesomely named Nicholas Winding Refn might direct, so there might be reason to be interested.  Or not.  Whateves.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/nicolas-winding-refn-may-be-involved-with-a-new-ma,72631/

http://www.youtube.com/v/hAkb0cNsf0I

http://www.youtube.com/v/0QDIK6zkSTo

http://www.youtube.com/v/JirurHj37TU
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on April 23, 2012, 08:35:30 PM
LEGO : the Movie coming soon.

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LEGO is set to burst out of the big screen in 3D on February 28, 2014, Warner Bros announced today. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, who also wrote the screenplay, the computer-animated adventure will be feature some classic and some new characters from the world of the construction toys. Long time Robot Chicken director Chris McKay is also attached as co-director. Lord and Miller worked together on this year’s 21 Jump Street and 2009’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. The first full-length LEGO film, which is still in production, is based on a story by Lord, Miller, Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman. LEGO 3D will be produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee.

I think this could very well be awesome.  I like the creative behind this project and have always enjoyed the humorous touches of the Lego games.  Will definitely keep an eye out for this one.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 23, 2012, 09:21:57 PM
Oh, boo. The last news I had heard about the Lego movie was live action mixed with stop motion Legos. I was excited for that, but not for this.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 24, 2012, 09:48:54 AM
Oh, boo. The last news I had heard about the Lego movie was live action mixed with stop motion Legos. I was excited for that, but not for this.

After Clone High and two adaptations that no one had much faith in beforehand, I think this directing duo has earned some faith.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on April 26, 2012, 05:24:19 PM
This actually sounds like a great remake idea... if it comes together.

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EXCLUSIVE: Adam McKay is in negotiations to develop to direct Uptown Saturday Night, the Warner Bros remake that the studio hopes will star Will Smith and Denzel Washington. Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment has been developing the project. Tim Dowling wrote the most recent draft.

The idea is for McKay to helm the film after he completes a sequel to Anchorman, the Will Ferrell-starrer that Paramount has set for an early 2013 start and 2014 release. McKay and Ferrell wrote that script and Judd Apatow is producing. McKay most recently helmed The Other Guys, and before that Talladega Nights. He’s repped by WME.

The 1974 comedy starred Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier as pals who visit an illegal nightclub, and are forced to hand over their wallets to thieves. Turns out one of them contains a winning lottery ticket, emboldening the duo to bump up against the criminal element to get back the wallet. There are plenty of remakes that elicit groans. If this package comes together (Smith and Washington have long wanted to work together), with McKay’s comic sensibility, this redo could be exceptional. The original cast was lined with the likes of Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson and Richard Pryor, and the remake could follow suit by star-casting the supporting roles.

from Deadline.com
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on April 27, 2012, 05:12:19 AM
There aren't enough people in the world named Flip any more, in my opinion.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on April 30, 2012, 01:30:56 PM
Dinosaurs Invade Los Angeles!!


Warner Bros. has apparently just picked up rights to a film pitch about just that:

http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/warner-bros-acquires-sci-fi-dinosaur-pitc/#utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

They even have a director attached!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on April 30, 2012, 06:38:15 PM
The script is being written by "Mike Bayman"?  That sounds familiar...
It's Michael Bay's non-union Mexican equivelant.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on May 01, 2012, 07:54:26 PM
 Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk  got a six-film deal:
http://www.webpronews.com/mark-ruffalo-hulk-actor-to-portray-the-superhero-in-five-more-films-2012-05

looks like Hulk will be smashing things for a long  time to come
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 02, 2012, 05:48:18 AM
Cool. I just hope it is a sequel to the last Incredible Hulk movie, and not another reboot. And please bring Tim Blake Nelson back as the Leader!

As glad as I am to hear all the hype on how well they handled the Hulk in Avengers, I still think the design isn't as good. The face in particular looks goofy when he roars.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on May 02, 2012, 08:18:02 AM
I really liked the Ed Norton Hulk.  I'm not against Mark Ruffalo at all, I just didn't think they needed a change.  I would also not like to see a reboot.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on May 02, 2012, 09:17:18 AM
I really liked the Ed Norton Hulk.  I'm not against Mark Ruffalo at all, I just didn't think they needed a change.  I would also not like to see a reboot.

I am sure that if they could have gotten Ed Norton to reprise his role, they would have.  Perhaps wanting to tie him up for 6 total films made him reluctant to return.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 02, 2012, 11:35:43 AM
I really liked the Ed Norton Hulk.  I'm not against Mark Ruffalo at all, I just didn't think they needed a change.  I would also not like to see a reboot.

I am sure that if they could have gotten Ed Norton to reprise his role, they would have.  Perhaps wanting to tie him up for 6 total films made him reluctant to return.
I think it was more that Ed Norton was apparently difficult to deal with, particularly during post-production.

There are a riff or two related to that in the Incredible Hulk iRiff thaks to me.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 02, 2012, 05:53:53 PM
I'm curious as to what 2 of those films will be.  It's obvious they'll want to do 2 more Avengers movies and perhaps 2 more Hulk movies, but what else.  I imagine they'll be Nick Fury/Iron Man style cameos but what other Marvel thingy might he guest in.  It could be a small thing in a Cap/IM/Thor movie, but it seems odd to make a deal just for that.  Are there any other Marvel characters where a cameo would seem appropriate?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: goflyblind on May 02, 2012, 06:18:32 PM
ultimates version of wolverine. ruffalo rips jackman in twain.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 03, 2012, 06:02:41 PM
You're just saying that because of Van Helsing.  You know, it doesn't have to be in the guise of a movie.  You can just do it.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on May 04, 2012, 04:25:49 PM
Marvel Has Big Plans For The Hulk As Hero

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Marvel execs are notoriously tightlipped and no formal announcements have been made. But now President of Consumer Products Paul Gitter tells Forbes magazine that he and his colleagues have been “pleasantly surprised by the phenomenal response” to the Hulk already – even before The Avengersopened. “His sales are up in a major way. We repositioned him from where he was always misunderstood to now depicting him in a more heroic and aspirational manner.” Now fanboys have their first look at Mark Ruffalo’s iteration of the Hulk and they like what they see. Gitter says Marvel “will spin him off to a stand-alone program next year,” which Forbes says is “presumably supported by another big budget franchise movie in 2015. The entertainment studio is also exploring ways to promote Hulk as a ‘corporate icon’ similar to MetLife’s usage of Peanuts’ Snoopy, with Hulk’s image conveying a message about channeling strength to overcome workplace challenges.” This is a marked change from what Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told Collider recently. “…Every time I see a good take or a good storyline or read some good pages, I think, ‘Oh should we make a movie about this?’ But with the Hulk we’re gonna play it very carefully. We had varying degrees of success on those first two movies, so we’re not gonna say, ‘Oh we did it! Another one!’ We’re gonna be smart about it and play it out. There are no plans right now to do another Hulk. Hulk might be just the special guest in Avengers movies, who knows?” Feige also told The Huffington Post that Marvel put “everything they had and everything they were going for into Hulk’s appearance in Avengers” so it’s “mission accomplished at this point.” According to Collider, a Hulk TV series is in development by Guillermo del Toro and Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick that would develop the original story of Bruce Banner in his mid-20s, and Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, recently confirmed that the live-action show is in active development at ABC.

Also look for Marvel to “synergize” the Avengers into a “multi-platform brand that can live 365 days a year,” Gitter says. To that end, Marvel is introducing digital initiatives, new print and comic book titles, and The Avengers animated TV series in 2013, in addition to the threequel and sequel films in the works. Although the Black Widow isn’t yet scheduled for her own stand-alone movie, the character’s lifestyle will inspire a collection of athletic gear and beauty products. As for whether Marvel superheroes will join Disney theme parks or star on Broadway, Gitter doesn’t directly confirm these initiatives, only stating that Marvel is “exploring all land-based opportunities, including stand-alone shows and attractions.”

http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/marvel-has-big-plans-for-the-hulk-as-hero/
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on May 05, 2012, 10:51:32 AM
HULK SMASH HOSTILE WORK ENVIORNMENTS!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Pak-Man on May 06, 2012, 09:12:38 PM
YES! If Marvel could release a series of Workplace Sensitivity Training Videos starring The Hulk, I might actually stay awake through one. :^)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 07, 2012, 05:51:23 AM
YES! If Marvel could release a series of Workplace Sensitivity Training Videos starring The Hulk, I might actually stay awake through one. :^)
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Special Guest: Tony Stark!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on May 07, 2012, 09:01:49 AM
Tony Stark for the dangers of sexual harassment in the work place.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 07, 2012, 09:03:33 PM
So guess what James Cameron's going to be doing for the rest of his career?

If you guessed make nothing but Avatar movies and documentaries, then you would be right. (http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/james-cameron-on-chinese-filmmakers-censorship-and-potential-co-productions/)

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That’s interesting. I’ve divided my time over the last 16 years over deep ocean exploration and filmmaking. I’ve made two movies in 16 years, and I’ve done eight expeditions. Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company’s development arm. So I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the “Avatar” business. Period. That’s it. I’m making “Avatar 2,” “Avatar 3,” maybe “Avatar 4,” and I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them. I’m not interested in taking scripts. And that all sounds I suppose a little bit restricted, but the point is I think within the “Avatar” landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it. And doing it in an entertaining way. And anything I can’t say in that area, I want to say through documentaries, which I’m continuing. I’ve done five documentaries in the last 10 years, and I’ll hopefully do a lot more. In fact, I’m doing one right now, which is on this, the Deep Sea Challenge project that we just completed the first expedition. So that’ll be a film that’ll get made this year and come out first quarter of next year.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 08, 2012, 05:58:32 AM
*sigh* So he's "not interested in taking scripts", huh? So Cameron, what boring ass, cliche ridden, overdone script are you going to blatantly steal for Avatar 2?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: goflyblind on May 08, 2012, 06:01:30 AM
*sigh* So he's "not interested in taking scripts", huh? So Cameron, what boring ass, cliche ridden, overdone script are you going to blatantly steal for Avatar 2?

i'd vote for fievel goes west.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 08, 2012, 06:04:00 AM
*sigh* So he's "not interested in taking scripts", huh? So Cameron, what boring ass, cliche ridden, overdone script are you going to blatantly steal for Avatar 2?

i'd vote for fievel goes west.
Avatar 2 is supposed to be a lot of underwater stuff. So maybe...Free Willy?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 09, 2012, 05:19:46 PM
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s ‘The World’s End’ to Start Filming This September (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/edgar-wright-simon-pegg-the-worlds-end-kerbl.php)

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No time for quick puns or jokes here, just a quick sitdown to share news of a project that movie nerds everywhere have been rabid over for years – Deadline Dorset reveals that the long-anticipated third film in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg‘s Cornetto Trilogy not only has a plot in place, but it also has a planned start date. That’s like, this year.

The outlet reports that Working Title and Wright “have set a September start date for The World’s End,” which will serve as the final film of the trilogy that also includes Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz. As with the first two films, Wright will direct from a script that he’s penned with Pegg. Pegg will again star alongside Nick Frost in the film which, while total no-duh news, is so exciting to see in print that it’s a bit dizzying. The current plan is for the film to hit theaters in spring of next year, which is thrilling enough to make fans go a bit cross-eyed. Universal Pictures has not green lit the film just yet, but is “expected” to (again, duh).

So what exactly is The World’s End going to be about? We’ve known that Wright and Pegg completed their script last month, but details have been scarce on its actual content. But no longer!

Deadline reports that the plot of The World’s End is as follows: “20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.”

Let’s see – pals, a pub, and a classic movie struggle wrapped up in Cornetto-flavored package? Sounds about right.


 :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive:
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on May 09, 2012, 05:26:55 PM
About effin' time.   :highfive:
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 09, 2012, 05:52:15 PM
Sounds good. But what type of movie will they be parodying? Hangover?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on May 09, 2012, 05:53:12 PM
Sounds like a 2012/Day After Tomorrow end of the world type flick.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 09, 2012, 05:56:36 PM
Sounds like a 2012/Day After Tomorrow end of the world type flick.
That's just the title.

Although if they parody an apocolyptic thriller, without actually any end of the world stuff, that would be hilarious.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on May 09, 2012, 06:00:38 PM
Sounds like a 2012/Day After Tomorrow end of the world type flick.
That's just the title.

Although if they parody an apocolyptic thriller, without actually any end of the world stuff, that would be hilarious.

No, I think that is the idea of the film.  An end of the world disaster movie told from these characters point of view as they are on their pub crawl.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 10, 2012, 03:20:28 PM
Rudd, Poehler team for rom-com parody (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118053745)

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"Wet Hot American Summer" stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are coming together to reteam with director David Wain on "They Came Together," a romantic comedy parody that will be produced through Lionsgate's microbudget division.

Wain and his longtime collaborator Michael Showalter wrote the script shortly after "Wet Hot American Summer," though the project never got made, as Universal put the project into turnaround. Lionsgate is now gearing up for a July shoot. Showalter will produce, while Wain will exec produce. Lionsgate exec Matt Kaplan will oversee the project for the studio.

When Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet, it's hate at first sight; his big corporation is the one that threatens to shut down her quirky knick-knack store. Story, which follows their predictably on-again/off-again relationship, features rom-com staples such as the jealous ex-girlfriend, the office jerk, scary in-laws, a boring dentist, a wise dog and beautiful shots of New York City in autumn.

Both Rudd and Poehler participated in a table read of the script at the San Francisco Sketchfest back in January. Rudd has also been recurring on Poehler's NBC series "Parks and Recreation."

Rudd has appeared in all of Wain's movies, including "The Ten," "Wanderlust" and "Role Models," the latter of which was a modestly-budgeted Universal comedy that went on to gross $92 million worldwide.

Rudd will next be seen in Summit's high school pic "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and he also stars in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40." Thesp is attached to star in Paul Weitz's "Admission" and Lynn Shelton's "Laggies," as well as Adam McKay's highly-anticipated "Anchorman" sequel. Rudd most recently wrapped Phil Morrison's "Lucky Dog," which co-stars Paul Giamatti.

Poehler recently wrapped Black Bear Pictures' comedy "A.C.O.D." and is currently filming Matthew Weiner's "You Are Here," in which she plays Zach Galifianakis' sister.

Two of my favorite people in comedy, and I love the idea of a rom-com parody. Very high hopes for this one.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 11, 2012, 11:11:34 AM
The Campaign: The election satire is slated for release Aug. 10, months before the real-life presidential vote.

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The actor-comedians spar as rival politicos in The Campaign, an election satire directed by Jay Roach, which just released its official trailer following an amusing double feature of mock political ads.

Ferrell recycles his SNL-honed George W. Bush impression on incumbent U.S. congressman Cam Brady, who has a twist of John Edwards-esque sleaze. "My hair could lift a car off a baby if it had to," he brags while gazing at his reflection in the mirror.

His foil in the race is Marty Huggins, a twee family man with a Ron Swanson mustache, portrayed by Galifianakis , who shoots an arrow in Brady's direction in one scene.

The film premieres Aug. 10, and co-stars Jason Sudeikis, John Lithgow and Dan Aykroyd.

http://www.youtube.com/v/eZkoRpU64tI?version=3&hl=en_US


Hmm. We'll see...when it comes out on disc.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 16, 2012, 01:41:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/AFjKCAuczis?version=3&hl=en_US

 :D
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 17, 2012, 12:27:50 PM
They're remaking Maniac with...Elijah Wood? Interesting casting.

Elijah Wood is a Murderous 'Maniac' in New Teaser for the Slasher Remake
The "Lord of the Rings" star takes the lead in the revisiting of the 1980 psychothriller, which is premiering at Cannes.

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Elijah Wood's huge eyes and boyish face offer a certain cherubic purity to a director in search for a hopeful protagonist -- which means that, twisted and inverted, they also present a potential nightmare.

Best known for his work in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as idealistic and determined hobbit Frodo, Wood is subverting that image in Maniac, a remake of the William Lustig-directed 1980 slasher film. Wood takes on the role of Frank, originally played by Joe Spinelli.

Frank, a victim of child abuse, owns a mannequin store, and is sought out by an artist named Anna (played here by Nora Arnezeder) for help with her upcoming exhibition. Soon, scalping mannequins stirs Frank's inner demons, unleashing a scornful serial killer who wants skin, not plastic.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Nmgg7c-E6YA?version=3&hl=en_US

Frodo! NOOOO!!!!!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 17, 2012, 12:42:48 PM
Wouldn't be the first time he's done crazy serial killer:

(http://files.myopera.com/powerd2007/albums/2186891/Elijah%20Wood%20-%20kevin%20III.jpg)

Still, I'm curious if they'll try to replicate the super-grungy, slimy, generally icky tones you got from the original movie (both in the main character and the movie as a whole).
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 17, 2012, 12:56:04 PM
Oh yeah. He was in Sin City. I don't remember his part. Come to think of it, I don't remember much about the plot at all.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 17, 2012, 01:12:59 PM
Bootleg teaser trailer probably won't last long on the YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/v/x3Mu7oPLGnI?version=3&hl=en_US

 :D
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on May 17, 2012, 01:36:51 PM
"My name is Rod and I like to party."

"Hi, my name is Dave, and I like to party."

They stole Hot Rod's bit!

http://www.youtube.com/v/6OyC05G3hRI?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 17, 2012, 02:10:26 PM
Man, I love Hot Rod.  ;D
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 17, 2012, 02:24:11 PM
"My name is Rod and I like to party."

"Hi, my name is Dave, and I like to party."

They stole Hot Rod's bit!

Oh my god...you're right!  :D

I just happened to watch Hot Rod a few weeks ago. I dig that movie; makes me laugh.

"You look pretty."
"What?"
"I said you look...shitty."

Isla Fisher needs to be in more movies, or at least more movies I watch.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on May 17, 2012, 04:16:13 PM
Hot Rod is just one of the funniest, most underrated movies ever. Any movie where Ian McShane plays the evil stepdad is alright in my book.

Sometimes I'll go on YouTube and just watch a bunch of Hot Rod clips for like an hour.

"Voltron?"
"That's me!"
"Oh. Hi, Dave. Why'd you call yourself Voltron?"
"I dunno, maybe because it's super badass."
....
"You're weird."
"Hells yeah I am."
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 17, 2012, 05:06:08 PM
I just can't get past what a fuckhead Andy Samberg is.

There's a lot you can't get past, isn't there?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 17, 2012, 10:52:32 PM
Wouldn't be the first time he's done crazy serial killer:

(http://files.myopera.com/powerd2007/albums/2186891/Elijah%20Wood%20-%20kevin%20III.jpg)

Still, I'm curious if they'll try to replicate the super-grungy, slimy, generally icky tones you got from the original movie (both in the main character and the movie as a whole).

Funny you should mention that,  Sin City 2 has a poster and a release date.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/sin-city-2-has-a-release-date-and-poster-and-every,75310/
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 18, 2012, 12:03:24 PM
This looks great.

Bill Murray is a Wry FDR in First 'Hyde Park on Hudson' Trailer

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If you had told people years ago that Bill Murray -- of Meatballs, Stripes, Caddy Shack and Ghostbusters fame -- would play perhaps the 20th century's most dynamic president in a non-satirical film, no one would have ever believed you.

Fast forward a quarter century and acclaimed dramatic roles in films such as The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore and Lost in Translation, and say hello to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as portrayed by Murray himself.

In the first trailer for Hyde Park on Hudson, Murray smiles, jokes and wisely winks through the high tension 1939 meeting between America's First Couple, the King and Queen of England -- and the president's cousin and maybe-mistress. Based on true events, the film features Olivia  Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt, Samuel West as King George VI, Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth and Laura Linney as Margaret Suckley, the cousin, intellectual companion and rumored mistress of the president.

The trailer hits the late 30s opulence of Roosevelt's home on the Hudson River well, as well as the social awkwardness between the royal couple and Roosevelt, who for all his family's money, fashioned himself a man of the people.

The film hits theaters on December 7.

http://www.youtube.com/v/UQaScjiWDyY?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 19, 2012, 10:58:30 AM
Sin City 2 has a poster and a release date.

Speaking of posters and release dates:

(http://i.imgur.com/cxixq.jpg)

FINALLY!!!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 19, 2012, 05:16:14 PM
Sin City 2 has a poster and a release date.

Speaking of posters and release dates:

(http://i.imgur.com/cxixq.jpg)

FINALLY!!!
And at the end, Spock comes in riding a lizard, saving the day!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 21, 2012, 11:04:51 AM
New teaser!

http://www.youtube.com/v/j4PFe7JzFhc?version=3&hl=en_US


Also, a good copy of the first one:

http://www.youtube.com/v/Fn5h_oNfHpI?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 21, 2012, 11:42:46 AM
Skyfall teaser:

http://www.youtube.com/v/24mTIE4D9JM?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on May 21, 2012, 11:56:36 AM
This looks great.

Bill Murray is a Wry FDR in First 'Hyde Park on Hudson' Trailer


Why would Bill Murray want to do new interesting things like this when he could do Ghostbusters 3?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on May 21, 2012, 12:06:33 PM
New teaser!

http://www.youtube.com/v/j4PFe7JzFhc?version=3&hl=en_US


They copied another joke in this one.  From Stella:
Michael Ian Black: America is the greatest country in the world. Think of all the great things that have come from America...
Michael Showalter: Rugby.
David Wain: Chicken tikka masala.
Michael Ian Black: Chinese people.
Michael Showalter: ASS!
David Wain: [in a British accent] Harry Potter.
Michael Ian Black: Rubber balls and liquor.
Michael Showalter: Then I say something.

Paul Rudd was even in this episode.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 21, 2012, 12:33:19 PM
I guess the upside to all this plagiarism is that more than a handful of people will now actually see these jokes.  ;D
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 21, 2012, 01:26:54 PM
Shouldn't Christina Applegate be in this teaser? The whole first movie was about her becoming accepted as part of the newsteam.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Nunyerbiz on May 21, 2012, 01:37:42 PM
Somewhere I read an article from Adam McKay saying that they were in talks to bring Applegate back as well... but don't know what ever came of that...

Also... Hot Rod is the very definition of a sleeper movie for me... much like Anchorman... Austin Powers... really good comedies that I didn't truly appreciate until the 3rd viewing or so.

Also again... my favorite Elijah Wood psycho performance... never has butthole tasing been so frightening.... or so well relished...

http://www.youtube.com/v/gAYL5H46QnQ?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 21, 2012, 02:09:33 PM
I'm sure they'll have her back in some capacity, hopefully as a lead. I think she's an integral part of the group.


In Paul Thomas Anderson news...

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Paul Thomas Anderson has kept a tight lid on his latest project, The Master, but audiences got their first glimpse at the drama Monday when the director released a teaser trailer. The clip runs just short of two minutes and features the film’s co-star, Joaquin Phoenix, making his first return to the screen since I’m Still Here.

The Master is the story of a “charismatic intellectual” (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) who begins a faith-based organization and enlists Phoenix’s character, a young drifter, to be his right-hand man. The Master is scheduled for release October 12, 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/v/9oZDKFoCqAw?version=3&hl=en_US


Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on May 22, 2012, 06:45:53 PM
Remember that Hook prequel you guys always wanted? Today is your lucky day!

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/05/a-hook-prequel-centered-on-rufio-supposedly-in-development

Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 23, 2012, 03:45:42 PM
‘Chronicle’ Director Josh Trank Knows What Works For Him, Set to Helm ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ Adaptation (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/josh-tran-shadow-of-the-colossus-kerbl.php)

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While it was only a matter of time before Chronicle it-boy director Josh Trank signed on for yet another feature, the news of today’s project is a bit surprising, if only because he’s been so publicly attached to a host of other projects since his unexpected hit. Deadline Argo reports that Trank has signed on to “develop to direct” Sony’s adaptation of of their video game, Shadow of the Colossus. Trank is reportedly a big fan of the game, and he specifically “sought out the job.”

As my video game knowledge is slim (and will likely stay that way as the only video game I’ve ever cared about is Grand Theft Auto), a trip to the game’s Wikipedia page reveals a lot of vital information about it. Per the page, “the game’s storyline focuses on a young man named Wander who enters a forbidden land. Wander must travel across a vast expanse on horseback and defeat sixteen massive beings, simply known as colossi,in order to restore the life of a girl named Mono. The game is unusual within the action-adventure genre in that there are no towns or dungeons to explore, no characters with which to interact, and no enemies to defeat other than the colossi.” The game has also garnered a lot of praise in the industry, and is considered “an important work of art due to its minimalist landscape designs, immersive gameplay and emotional journey.” There’s also a pony in it!

Despite my lack of familiarity with the source material, Shadow of the Colossus sounds like it’s quite well-suited for a cinematic adaptation, as it already has a number of traits that signal that it’s far more than driving fast and making things go ka-blooey.

Sounds pretty promising, actually. I've been wondering if that game would ever get an actual big-screen adaptation.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on May 23, 2012, 04:33:37 PM
Paramount made an odd move:

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In a surprising move, Paramount Pictures has delayed the release of their upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation until March 29, 2013, a full nine months after its originally planned release date of June 29th.

Part of the postponement allows for the film to undergo a full 3D conversion.

"It is increasingly evident that 3D resonates with movie-goers globally and together with Paramount, we made the decision to bring fans an even more immersive entertainment experience," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President and CEO in an official statement.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 23, 2012, 04:36:43 PM
Translation: The movie we screened to test audiences and executives bombed in the worst way possible, so we're going to take the better part of a year to re-shoot as much of this mother that we can and drop it early next year. And nuts to the millions we've already spent on advertising and audience awareness over the past month.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on May 23, 2012, 04:48:27 PM
Translation: The movie we screened to test audiences and executives bombed in the worst way possible, so we're going to take the better part of a year to re-shoot as much of this mother that we can and drop it early next year. And nuts to the millions we've already spent on advertising and audience awareness over the past month.

Yeah, that seems most likely.  Especially to delay it only a month before its release. Retro-fitted 3d looks terrible, and I'm not convinced about the long-term sustainability of 3d in general.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 23, 2012, 04:56:27 PM
Translation: The movie we screened to test audiences and executives bombed in the worst way possible, so we're going to take the better part of a year to re-shoot as much of this mother that we can and drop it early next year. And nuts to the millions we've already spent on advertising and audience awareness over the past month.

Hey if we are lucky the world will end this year and this stink burger will never see the light of day.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on May 24, 2012, 08:25:16 AM
I have to admit, the scene of Bruce Willis popping up in the back of the El Camino got me pretty excited.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 24, 2012, 02:52:59 PM
They've change the ill-timed Neighborhood Watch title to The Watch.

http://www.youtube.com/v/e8HKYDpWwi0?version=3&hl=en_US

Hmmm. Not quite as jazzed after seeing this trailer as I was when I initially heard about it. We'll see.

Oh, and it turns out the WUB WUB WUB thing is, in fact, federally mandated now.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 24, 2012, 03:04:08 PM

Oh, and it turns out the WUB WUB WUB thing is, in fact, federally mandated now.
Eh, it's better than the "Let the bodies hit the floor!" that was in every trailer a few years ago.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 24, 2012, 03:13:57 PM

Oh, and it turns out the WUB WUB WUB thing is, in fact, federally mandated now.
Eh, it's better than the "Let the bodies hit the floor!" that was in every trailer a few years ago.

It did seem out-of-place in the Toy Story 3 trailer.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 24, 2012, 03:25:42 PM

Oh, and it turns out the WUB WUB WUB thing is, in fact, federally mandated now.
Eh, it's better than the "Let the bodies hit the floor!" that was in every trailer a few years ago.

It did seem out-of-place in the Toy Story 3 trailer.

You think that's bad it turned up in an add for the Barney the dinosaur movie.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 24, 2012, 05:09:07 PM

Oh, and it turns out the WUB WUB WUB thing is, in fact, federally mandated now.
Eh, it's better than the "Let the bodies hit the floor!" that was in every trailer a few years ago.

It did seem out-of-place in the Toy Story 3 trailer.

You think that's bad it turned up in an add for the Barney the dinosaur movie.

I dunno, that seemed appropriate since they also had to count the bodies.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on May 24, 2012, 05:11:24 PM

Oh, and it turns out the WUB WUB WUB thing is, in fact, federally mandated now.
Eh, it's better than the "Let the bodies hit the floor!" that was in every trailer a few years ago.

It did seem out-of-place in the Toy Story 3 trailer.

You think that's bad it turned up in an add for the Barney the dinosaur movie.

I dunno, that seemed appropriate since they also had to count the bodies.
It seemed an odd choice to get Robert Rodriguez to do a gritty update on Barney.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: a pretty girl is like on May 24, 2012, 07:03:53 PM
I'm sure they'll have her back in some capacity, hopefully as a lead. I think she's an integral part of the group.


In Paul Thomas Anderson news...

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Paul Thomas Anderson has kept a tight lid on his latest project, The Master, but audiences got their first glimpse at the drama Monday when the director released a teaser trailer. The clip runs just short of two minutes and features the film’s co-star, Joaquin Phoenix, making his first return to the screen since I’m Still Here.

The Master is the story of a “charismatic intellectual” (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) who begins a faith-based organization and enlists Phoenix’s character, a young drifter, to be his right-hand man. The Master is scheduled for release October 12, 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/v/9oZDKFoCqAw?version=3&hl=en_US

I've watched this trailer at least a dozen times now.  I find it absolutely riveting.  And fascinating.  (yes, yes, I know, absolutely fascinating, shhhhhhhhhhhh....ut up)

Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 24, 2012, 07:08:22 PM
In Paul Thomas Anderson news...

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Paul Thomas Anderson has kept a tight lid on his latest project, The Master, but audiences got their first glimpse at the drama Monday when the director released a teaser trailer. The clip runs just short of two minutes and features the film’s co-star, Joaquin Phoenix, making his first return to the screen since I’m Still Here.

The Master is the story of a “charismatic intellectual” (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) who begins a faith-based organization and enlists Phoenix’s character, a young drifter, to be his right-hand man. The Master is scheduled for release October 12, 2012.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I've watched this trailer at least a dozen times now.  I find it absolutely riveting.  And fascinating.  (yes, yes, I know, absolutely fascinating, shhhhhhhhhhhh....ut up)

It's intriguing as fuck.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 24, 2012, 07:50:45 PM
In Paul Thomas Anderson news...

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Paul Thomas Anderson has kept a tight lid on his latest project, The Master, but audiences got their first glimpse at the drama Monday when the director released a teaser trailer. The clip runs just short of two minutes and features the film’s co-star, Joaquin Phoenix, making his first return to the screen since I’m Still Here.

The Master is the story of a “charismatic intellectual” (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) who begins a faith-based organization and enlists Phoenix’s character, a young drifter, to be his right-hand man. The Master is scheduled for release October 12, 2012.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I've watched this trailer at least a dozen times now.  I find it absolutely riveting.  And fascinating.  (yes, yes, I know, absolutely fascinating, shhhhhhhhhhhh....ut up)

It's intriguing as fuck.

Agreed.  If you don't know what the Master is about, it's intriguing.  If you do, it's equally intriguing since it doesn't touch on the more famous aspects of the movie.  It's really a question of "what did this man do, and what is wrong with him."  I haven't seen all of PT Anderson's movies, but I'm expecting it to be at least as good as "There Will Be Blood."
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: gbeenie on May 27, 2012, 01:33:07 PM
Paramount made an odd move:

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In a surprising move, Paramount Pictures has delayed the release of their upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation until March 29, 2013, a full nine months after its originally planned release date of June 29th.

Part of the postponement allows for the film to undergo a full 3D conversion.

"It is increasingly evident that 3D resonates with movie-goers globally and together with Paramount, we made the decision to bring fans an even more immersive entertainment experience," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President and CEO in an official statement.


Actually, it's not that odd. (http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/2012/BTSHP.php)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 30, 2012, 11:51:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/EnLSG5t_dc8?version=3&hl=en_US

I really don't care much for musicals, although a bunch of people have seen the stage version and told me it's great. I don't know.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: a pretty girl is like on May 30, 2012, 02:52:31 PM
Damn, that's some full on spectacle type shit going on there.  I love a good spectacle.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on May 30, 2012, 05:45:26 PM
That trailer got all my ladyparts excited.  I predict it will make a bajillion dollars at the box office.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 30, 2012, 05:47:18 PM
That trailer got all my ladyparts excited.  I predict it will make a bajillion dollars at the box office.

*Double checks profile* You ain't got no ladyparts!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: goflyblind on May 30, 2012, 05:49:13 PM
they're not gonna have a susan boyle cameo, are they? D:
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on May 30, 2012, 08:54:53 PM
That trailer got all my ladyparts excited.  I predict it will make a bajillion dollars at the box office.

*Double checks profile* You ain't got no ladyparts!

You cant tell everything from he/she/its profile.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on May 31, 2012, 01:13:49 AM
That trailer got all my ladyparts excited.  I predict it will make a bajillion dollars at the box office.

*Double checks profile* You ain't got no ladyparts!

My figurative ladyparts.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on May 31, 2012, 09:43:51 AM
That trailer got all my ladyparts excited.  I predict it will make a bajillion dollars at the box office.

*Double checks profile* You ain't got no ladyparts!

My figurative ladyparts.

Similar to chick wood. I'm always popping figurative boners.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 31, 2012, 09:23:05 PM
Whu?  Huh?  I was clearly late for this bit of news (was it covered in another thread?)!  Spielberg is fixing E.T... by taking out all the crap from the last time he fixed E.T.!  The guns are back!  Penis breath is back!  And as far as I know, E.T. remains a practical effect!  Yay!

http://www.youtube.com/v/DWU42c1ku-o

Seems unlike Lucas, Spielberg ended up regretting the special edition of his classic film, so now here went and put his house back in order.  But you gots to wait for October for the Blu-Ray.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: goflyblind on June 01, 2012, 04:30:00 AM
it was in the bluray thread.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 01, 2012, 04:43:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/9Uy4vEGSVdk?version=3&hl=en_US

Pass.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 02, 2012, 01:53:01 PM
This sounds pretty wild.

James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Rihanna & More Freak Out In Set Pics From 'The End Of The World'

(http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/ce/9ffc90ac2e11e1bcc4123138165f92/file/theendoftheworld-paulrudd-jamesfranco-sethrogen-azizansari-jasonsegel.jpg)

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You want to know how far the branches of the Judd Apatow tree go? Just look at the cast of "The End Of The World." Not only does it feature pretty much the regular Apatow players including Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Jay Baruchel and Jason Segel, it also features friends and celebs like Michael Cera, Aziz Ansari, Emma Watson and Rihanna. In short, anybody even vaguely related to Apatow's circle will probably pop up as the movie continues rolling, and speaking of which, the first set pics have landed.

Why so serious? Well, as you might guess from the title, the movie takes place at the end of the world with everyone gathered at James Franco apartment where he'll be playing himself, naturally. That's about all we know about the movie based on the popular short "Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse." Seth Rogen is making his directorial debut alongside his regular collaborator Evan Goldberg, so we'll see what he's learned from being in front of the camera, as he goes behind it.


BRANDED

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This trailer for Branded looks more than a little creepy with echoes of David Cronenberg, John Carpenter and even David Fincher. The premise? Mind control and global domination via advertising with subliminal messages that trigger irresistible appetites and urges to consume mass quantities. From Roadside Attractions, the English-language Russian production stars Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor, Ingeborga Dapkunaite and Max von Sydow. Written and directed by Jamie Bradshaw and Alexander Doulerain, Branded opens September 7th. You’ll see a lot of those smartphone codes that enable an interactive experience of the movie’s “alternative universe of out-of-control brands, consumer gluttony and insatiable materialism.”

http://www.youtube.com/v/pC-kJy7Vtlk?version=3&hl=en_US

Interesting. I fucking love Max von Sydow as the villain.

Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on June 02, 2012, 02:54:35 PM
This sounds pretty wild.

James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Rihanna & More Freak Out In Set Pics From 'The End Of The World'

It also sounds like it could a baggy pile of self-indulgent rubbish, with the size of that cast.  Here's hoping they can harness the right talents from the group.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on June 03, 2012, 06:46:15 AM
BRANDED

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This trailer for Branded looks more than a little creepy with echoes of David Cronenberg, John Carpenter and even David Fincher. The premise? Mind control and global domination via advertising with subliminal messages that trigger irresistible appetites and urges to consume mass quantities. From Roadside Attractions, the English-language Russian production stars Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor, Ingeborga Dapkunaite and Max von Sydow. Written and directed by Jamie Bradshaw and Alexander Doulerain, Branded opens September 7th. You’ll see a lot of those smartphone codes that enable an interactive experience of the movie’s “alternative universe of out-of-control brands, consumer gluttony and insatiable materialism.”

http://www.youtube.com/v/pC-kJy7Vtlk?version=3&hl=en_US

Interesting. I fucking love Max von Sydow as the villain.


If they start handing out special "sunglasses", Rowdy Roddy Piper might find himself all out of bubblegum.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 03, 2012, 07:09:27 AM

If they start handing out special "sunglasses", Rowdy Roddy Piper might find himself all out of bubblegum.
I'm pretty sure he doesn't ever actually have any bubble gum, and just uses it as an excuse for random bouts of violence.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on June 03, 2012, 08:32:16 AM
Are you calling Rowdy Roddy Piper a liar?  You better stock up on bubblegum in case he comes looking for some!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2012, 08:34:13 AM
Are you calling Rowdy Roddy Piper a liar?  You better stock up on bubblegum in case he comes looking for some!

Wait, was he shaking aliens down for gum in that whole film?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on June 03, 2012, 08:51:20 AM
I don't know.  Perhaps the whole situation could have been avoided if they had simply offered him some bubblegum instead of opting for the ass kicking.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on June 05, 2012, 07:59:51 AM
100 years of Paramount Pictures

(http://www.comingsoon.net/nextraimages/paramountpictures100large.jpg) (http://www.comingsoon.net/nextraimages/paramountpictures100large.jpg)
click for larger version
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 05, 2012, 07:00:54 PM
From the Iron Man 3 set.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

This deserves a great big one of these:

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/185/885/SANDCASTLES.png?1318627593)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 05, 2012, 07:25:26 PM
I had no idea they were already filming on Iron Man 3, untill I saw this first still the other day.

(http://www.chud.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/4fc952c8f1626.jpg)

Noticve that most of the later suits look so much alike. I am really hoping for the Hulkbuster armor or some variant in that style pretty soon.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on June 05, 2012, 07:34:33 PM
They're filming in my old neighborhood (Wilmington, NC).
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 05, 2012, 07:43:51 PM
From AICN:
Will The Next X-MEN Be Dealing With Alternative Timelines?? (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/56219)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 05, 2012, 08:15:48 PM
From AICN:
Will The Next X-MEN Be Dealing With Alternative Timelines?? (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/56219)
I saw that on CHUD today. Sounds interesting.

Althoug, is Days of Future Past the one that introduces Cable? I really hope they don't use that embarrasing Liefeld monstrocity in the movie.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on June 05, 2012, 08:17:34 PM
X Men is getting a reboot?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 05, 2012, 08:41:19 PM
X Men is getting a reboot?
No, it would be a sequel the to X-Men: First Class
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 05, 2012, 08:42:22 PM
From AICN:
Will The Next X-MEN Be Dealing With Alternative Timelines?? (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/56219)
I saw that on CHUD today. Sounds interesting.

Althoug, is Days of Future Past the one that introduces Cable? I really hope they don't use that embarrasing Liefeld monstrocity in the movie.

Nope, Days of Future Past was classic Claremont/Byrne era.  Early 1980s. 
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 05, 2012, 08:59:28 PM
From AICN:
Will The Next X-MEN Be Dealing With Alternative Timelines?? (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/56219)
I saw that on CHUD today. Sounds interesting.

Althoug, is Days of Future Past the one that introduces Cable? I really hope they don't use that embarrasing Liefeld monstrocity in the movie.

Nope, Days of Future Past was classic Claremont/Byrne era.  Early 1980s. 

Yeah, introduced alternate timelines to the X-Men.  Don't hold that against it.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 05, 2012, 10:20:52 PM
From the Iron Man 3 set.

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This deserves a great big one of these:

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TIL Success Kid is actually about to cry because he just ate a handful of sand.


Also from the set:

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Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on June 06, 2012, 06:32:17 AM
Also from the set:

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Not gonna lie. That picture totally cracked me up.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 06, 2012, 02:48:51 PM
From Comic Book News:
Captain America 2 gets April 4, 2014 release date (http://movies.cosmicbooknews.com/content/captain-america-2-gets-april-4th-2014-release-date)
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The second installment will pick-up where the highly anticipated Marvel’s The Avengers (May 4, 2012) leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.

Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 03:20:34 PM
Yay, Cap as man out of time.  Of course, that was in Avengers, but it will be fun to see it in his own movies.

Villains I might like:

Crossbones (who represents modern day warfare and terror)
Red Skull again (hey, why not?)
MODOK (PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!  But only if you aren't using him in Iron Man 3)
Arnim Zola (I know he died, but bring him back with no head and a TV on his chest.  Wait, did he die?  I don't remember).
Baron Zemo (relatively boring, but he could bring the Thunderbolts along with him.  I'd love to see Cap trounce a whole team of villains pretending to be heroes).
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on June 06, 2012, 05:19:28 PM
I could see Red Skull coming back, considering the way he went in the first film...

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Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 06, 2012, 05:37:25 PM
Yay, Cap as man out of time.  Of course, that was in Avengers, but it will be fun to see it in his own movies.

Villains I might like:

Crossbones (who represents modern day warfare and terror)
Red Skull again (hey, why not?)
MODOK (PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!  But only if you aren't using him in Iron Man 3)
Arnim Zola (I know he died, but bring him back with no head and a TV on his chest.  Wait, did he die?  I don't remember).
Baron Zemo (relatively boring, but he could bring the Thunderbolts along with him.  I'd love to see Cap trounce a whole team of villains pretending to be heroes).

Batroc's Brigade! 
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 06:23:17 PM
Yay, Cap as man out of time.  Of course, that was in Avengers, but it will be fun to see it in his own movies.

Villains I might like:

Crossbones (who represents modern day warfare and terror)
Red Skull again (hey, why not?)
MODOK (PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!  But only if you aren't using him in Iron Man 3)
Arnim Zola (I know he died, but bring him back with no head and a TV on his chest.  Wait, did he die?  I don't remember).
Baron Zemo (relatively boring, but he could bring the Thunderbolts along with him.  I'd love to see Cap trounce a whole team of villains pretending to be heroes).

Batroc's Brigade! 

Yeah, it's a great way to get ahead of the curve.  Sure, today the kids love parkour, but they'll always come back to the pure excitement of the high jump!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 06, 2012, 07:59:54 PM
then there's this

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/06/directors-picked-for-captain-america-2
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 09:18:26 PM
I think I;m gonna like this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/rC8VJ9aeB_g
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 09:28:16 PM
John C Reilly, video games, actual video game characters.  Looks fun.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QaDJOcBnvWs
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 06, 2012, 10:20:56 PM
From flicks and the city:
Monsters & Godzilla with Gareth Edwards (http://flicksandthecity.com/monsters-godzilla-with-gareth-edwards/)
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Duncan Jones did it with Source Code. Rupert Wyatt did it with Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

And now director Gareth Edwards is doing it with Godzilla… making the move from debut indie feature to Hollywood blockbuster, that is.

Check out the video below to see what Gareth – the man behind the successful sci-fi film, Monsters – says about movie inspirations, political undertones, and why he’s not fazed by fans or big budgets.
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Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 07, 2012, 03:09:26 AM
Did Johnston not want it?

His price probably went up.  Marvel is notorious for buying on the cheap.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 07, 2012, 06:08:17 AM
Did Johnston not want it?
Johnston works best in retro movies, and apparently Marvel wants Cap 2 in modern day. So it is probably for the best.

As for Red Skull, I would love a scene where he gets transported to Asgard and he gets his arrogant ass handed to him immediately going up against Asgardians.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 07, 2012, 09:18:58 AM
Did Johnston not want it?
Johnston works best in retro movies, and apparently Marvel wants Cap 2 in modern day. So it is probably for the best.


His price probably went up.  Marvel is notorious for buying on the cheap.

Makes sense.  Pity; I really liked the first one, but it's probably a lot to do with it being "retro" the way it was.
I liked the first one taking place in WWII, and I wish they would keep the solo Cap stories back then. In Avengers, the first scene with Cap and Fury indicates that he was just unfrozen and hadn't done anything with Fury yet, not that he had already had an adventure in between the end of Cap 1 and Avengers.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 07, 2012, 09:41:17 AM
John C Reilly, video games, actual video game characters.  Looks fun.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QaDJOcBnvWs

Woah, I didn't expect them to use real game characters.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 07, 2012, 02:20:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/lhUrWRV1cxs?version=3&hl=en_US

Huh, kinda hard to get a line on this one just from the trailer.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Pak-Man on June 07, 2012, 03:13:56 PM
I heard Marvel Studios has a policy that nobody should direct an entire series of movies. They want the movie to belong to the superhero, and not the director. (Though I bet they're reconsidering that policy with Whedon..)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on June 07, 2012, 03:36:19 PM
They didn't have a problem with Favreau doing two Iron Mans.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on June 07, 2012, 05:37:48 PM
John C Reilly, video games, actual video game characters.  Looks fun.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QaDJOcBnvWs

Woah, I didn't expect them to use real game characters.

One of my most must see films for this year.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on June 07, 2012, 05:42:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/lhUrWRV1cxs?version=3&hl=en_US

Huh, kinda hard to get a line on this one just from the trailer.

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I dunno.  Looks like it could be interesting.  Damn trailers these days give away too many scenes from movies.  There should be a law saying that you can only cut trailers from the first third of a movie.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 07, 2012, 09:54:37 PM
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Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 08, 2012, 06:24:01 AM
John C Reilly, video games, actual video game characters.  Looks fun.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QaDJOcBnvWs

Woah, I didn't expect them to use real game characters.

One of my most must see films for this year.
Me too, now. That looks like it'll be a ton of fun. Very much a Who Framed Roger Rabbit for video games.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 08, 2012, 09:27:20 AM
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So, watched The Grey yet?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Pak-Man on June 08, 2012, 10:14:21 AM
John C Reilly, video games, actual video game characters.  Looks fun.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QaDJOcBnvWs

Woah, I didn't expect them to use real game characters.

One of my most must see films for this year.
Me too, now. That looks like it'll be a ton of fun. Very much a Who Framed Roger Rabbit for video games.
Oh you KNOW I'm on board, here. :^)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 08, 2012, 01:15:24 PM
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So, watched The Grey yet?

No, but it's funny you mention that one. I remember seeing a trailer where they're getting on the plane and there was an exterior shot of somebody scraping slush of the nose, and I knew right away what was coming. The whole bad weather/de-icing flying experience really ramps up my anxiety. I'll watch the movie because it's something I want to see. It's not like I'm unable to watch these scenes; it just causes serious anxiety. I guess I force myself to watch them, because it's kinda like forcing me to face my fear, almost the same way getting on a plane and taking off is. It's quite a rush. That probably sounds kinda weird.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 08, 2012, 01:40:18 PM
No, no, I understand what you mean entirely. Flying in general sort of scares the tar out of me, and a massive anxiety I have is also the whole crashing scenario. And I'm generally the same way when it comes to watching such crashes; just gotta get through them, and I have gotten to a point where I can appreciate them on a technical level (or, sometimes, from the perspective of a horror fan). For actually flying, for short flights I've done enough where I don't have any issues, but for the longer ones... I find a quick viewing of Airplane! either before or during helps set me straight. Keeps things absurd enough that I can relax.

Anywho, I just bring up The Grey more as a joke (although the crash in it is one crazy doozy of a crash), although it is also an excellent movie. I'm glad you're going to watch it, and do look forward to hearing what you have to think of it.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: goflyblind on June 08, 2012, 01:42:55 PM
weird. i watched a marathon of that plane crash investigation show while on a flight from vancouver to newfoundland a couple years back.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 08, 2012, 01:48:00 PM
Don Cheadle AND Denzel Washington?

I'm sold.

Bruce Greenwood doesn't hurt either.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 08, 2012, 02:01:20 PM
No, no, I understand what you mean entirely. Flying in general sort of scares the tar out of me, and a massive anxiety I have is also the whole crashing scenario. And I'm generally the same way when it comes to watching such crashes; just gotta get through them, and I have gotten to a point where I can appreciate them on a technical level (or, sometimes, from the perspective of a horror fan). For actually flying, for short flights I've done enough where I don't have any issues, but for the longer ones... I find a quick viewing of Airplane! either before or during helps set me straight. Keeps things absurd enough that I can relax.

Anywho, I just bring up The Grey more as a joke (although the crash in it is one crazy doozy of a crash), although it is also an excellent movie. I'm glad you're going to watch it, and do look forward to hearing what you have to think of it.

That's actually a really cool idea to watch Airplane! I'll have to try that. The Grey hits Netflix next week, so I'll be watching it soon enough.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 09, 2012, 02:59:25 PM
Jim Henson Company To Develop ‘Frog And Toad’ Animated Feature Film

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The Jim Henson Company has acquired rights to the Frog And Toad children’s books and is developing an animated feature. Written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel in the 1970s, each of the four books include five short stories chronicling the exploits of a frog and his friend, a toad. Lisa Henson will produce for the Jim Henson Company, and Adam and Adrianne Lobel will executive produce. Craig Bartlett (Dinosaur Train, Hey Arnold!) will write the screenplay and Cory Edwards (Hoodwinked) is attached to direct. The deal is tied to a licensing and merchandising program signed with HarperCollins Children’s Books. The company is presenting Frog And Toad at the upcoming Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

Remember Frog and Toad? I loved those books when I was little! It'll be interesting to see what they do with it.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on June 09, 2012, 03:22:22 PM
If they change a single thing my childhood will be ruined forever!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 09, 2012, 04:05:54 PM
If they change a single thing my childhood will be ruined forever!

Yeeeaah, you are not gonna like the new character design.

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Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on June 09, 2012, 06:26:02 PM
I loved Frog & Toad when I was younger, too. My mom bought me a subscription to Cricket magazine when I was a kid and I think Frog & Toad were featured in there once in a while.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 09, 2012, 09:26:52 PM
I have never ever heard of this. 
Me neither. But I am interested because the Henson company is involved.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 09, 2012, 10:00:35 PM
They were cool books; funny and sweet, but with a strong sense of emotional reality. Frog was kinda laid back and open about things, while toad was a bit neurotic, and the stories were about how they dealt with different situations in the context of their contrasting personalities. The best part was that they wore slacks and coats, which I always thought was a scream.


Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 09, 2012, 10:19:04 PM
I grew up with Frog and Toad as well. They were some of my favorite books growing up. I'm a little worried that the guy behind Hoodwinked is anywhere near it, but we'll see.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on June 10, 2012, 06:23:59 AM
They were cool books; funny and sweet, but with a strong sense of emotional reality. Frog was kinda laid back and open about things, while toad was a bit neurotic, and the stories were about how they dealt with different situations in the context of their contrasting personalities. The best part was that they wore slacks and coats, which I always thought was a scream.

And really, despite any emotional or psychological exploration of the personality types of the characters in the books, the last sentence of your summation was really a big part of their appeal. I mean what the fuck. You guys are amphibians, you can't wear pants. You're silly.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 10, 2012, 02:25:00 PM
Heat Vision Exclusive: Warners hires writers for 'Green Lantern 2' and 'Flash' (http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2010/06/warners-hires-writers-for-green-lantern-2-and-flash-exclusive.html)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 10, 2012, 02:56:14 PM
Heat Vision Exclusive: Warners hires writers for 'Green Lantern 2' and 'Flash' (http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2010/06/warners-hires-writers-for-green-lantern-2-and-flash-exclusive.html)
And yet no movement on a proper Deadpool movie. Fuck.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on June 10, 2012, 03:07:46 PM
Heat Vision Exclusive: Warners hires writers for 'Green Lantern 2' and 'Flash' (http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2010/06/warners-hires-writers-for-green-lantern-2-and-flash-exclusive.html)
And yet no movement on a proper Deadpool movie. Fuck.

The thing is, who would they get to play Deadpool now? Ryan Reynolds (who probably would've been good) has kind of shot his comic book load on the Green Lantern.  You need a movie star to anchor those kinds of films, otherwise you end up with something like John Carter, but there's hardly anyone out there who could do it.  Or you know, they can hire Bradley Cooper, because the studios think he may be a movie star.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on June 10, 2012, 03:20:49 PM
I would do something like getting Ray Park to wear the Deadpool costume and have a professional voice actor for the actual dialogue.  To bad no one gives a shit what I say!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on June 10, 2012, 03:25:28 PM
An interesting idea, but the studios need someone to market the film around - and with an origin story like they will probably want to tell, you're gonna also need to see Deadpool before the whole Weapon X thing.

Personally, a mature animated film would be a really neat and probably impossible thing to see.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 10, 2012, 06:59:03 PM
From BC:
Venom Movie Set To Cross Over With The Amazing Spider-Man (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/06/09/venom-movie-set-to-cross-over-with-the-amazing-spider-man/)

'Venom' Movie May Tie into 'Amazing Spider-Man' Avengers-Style — EXCLUSIVE (http://www.hollywood.com/news/Venom_Movie_Amazing_Spider_Man_Avengers_Style_Avi_Arad_Matthew_Tolmach/30237794)

From SHH:
Want to See Spider-Man and The Avengers in the Same Movie? (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/171045-want-to-see-spider-man-and-the-avengers-in-the-same-movie)

CRAVE Exclusive: Spider-Man Producers Tease Venom Storyline, Avengers Crossover (http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/190183-exclusive-spider-man-producers-tease-venom-storyline-avengers-crossover)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Pak-Man on June 10, 2012, 07:53:41 PM
Last I heard, Ryan Reynolds was set to go with Deadpool for 2014.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on June 10, 2012, 08:19:32 PM
They are going to go with Venom again already?  His last outing didnt go over so well.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 10, 2012, 09:31:51 PM
They are going to go with Venom again already?  His last outing didnt go over so well.
That isn't the fault of the charachter, though. But I dont like the idea of doing a standalone Venom movie.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: gbeenie on June 11, 2012, 05:34:47 PM
Heat Vision Exclusive: Warners hires writers for 'Green Lantern 2' and 'Flash' (http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2010/06/warners-hires-writers-for-green-lantern-2-and-flash-exclusive.html)

How old is this story? The link leads to the Heat Vision main page, and I've not been able to find the story with a search.

EDIT: Found it. I had to use archive.org, because it's two years old.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 12, 2012, 07:12:25 PM
Comic-Con 2012: Who's in, who's out - Fox, Par, Relativity skip Hall H; Universal up in the air (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118055419)
Quote from: Josh L. Dickey & Marc Graser
With Comic-Con a month away, Hollywood is firming up plans to haul its geek-friendly film fare to San Diego - though Paramount and 20th Century Fox have joined Relativity Media, DreamWorks and DreamWorks Animation in skipping the Hall H panels this year, with Universal still up in the air.

Disney and Marvel will return, however, after sitting out Comic-Con last year in favor of the Mouse House's own D23 fanfest. Having tubthumped "Iron Man" and "The Avengers" at Cons past, a look at "Iron Man 3," which only recently began production, is firmly expected during the confab, which runs July 12-15. Disney is also sure to showcase toon "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Oz: The Great and Powerful," and possibly a presentation on "The Lone Ranger."

Warner Bros. has reserved a three-hour block Saturday and is likely to anchor its presentation with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," out in December.

Plans include first-look footage from next summer's "Man of Steel," not a surprise given helmer Zack Snyder's love for the Comic-Con crowd when he presented "300" and "Watchmen" in previous years. On the other hand, the studio has never taken one of Christopher Nolan's Batman pics to the Con, and there are no indications that this year will be any exception.

Sources tell Variety that Legendary Pictures plans to join distrib partner Warners with a preview of Guillermo del Toro's tentpole "Pacific Rim," though the studio would not confirm those plans.

Sony and the merged Lionsgate-Summit, meanwhile, are understood to be planning a presence inside the San Diego Convention Center's biggest space.

Sony teased "Total Recall" last year, and may give Hall H an extended look at the Aug. 3 reboot next month. Although the studio has not confirmed any specific plans, it has several other Comic-Con possibilities in the pipeline, including bike-messenger actioner "Premium Rush" (Aug. 24); Kevin James martial-arts comedy "Here Comes the Boom" (Oct. 12) and the Will Smith post-apocalyptic sci-fier "After Earth" (June 2013), which just wrapped production. Studio is not expected to do anything involving "The Amazing Spider-Man," which will opens July 3.

Summit's "Twilight" franchise has never missed the show - which has had fans camping out annually to secure a seat in the same room with their beloved thesps - and they're expected back for the Comic-Con finale. Lionsgate will bring "The Expendables 2" to the Con, where Sylvester Stallone charmed the finicky masses two years ago.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Universal would show this year, though it does have the Dark Horse Comics property "R.I.P.D.," which wrapped in January, to begin promoting ahead of its June 2013 release. If U chooses to participate, it could also draw crowds with "The Bourne Legacy" (Aug. 3) and its samurai epic "47 Ronin" (Feb. 8), which has yet to tip any images or clips.

Relativity Media brought three titles to Comic-Con last year, but won't be back for 2012, as the studio has nothing on its slate that makes sense for the confab. DreamWorks Animation is eschewing the big hall in favor of a Thursday animation panel hosted by chief creative officer Bill Damaschke; toon studio is also presenting booths and other special events. Meanwhile, the live-action DreamWorks, whose fanboy-targeted "Robopocalypse" was recently pushed to a 2014 release date, is sitting out this year.

The absence of Fox and Par would leave quite a hole on opening day as both studios have traditionally held down Thursday slots. Paramount could still change its mind before the convention announces its full lineup in the coming weeks, but if no plan comes together, that means no Comic-Con push for its delayed "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," no sneaks of zombie apocalypse Brad Pitt vehicle "World War Z," "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," Tom Cruise actioner "Jack Reacher," and - in a development sure to disappoint the Con crowd - no first look at "Star Trek 2," which has wrapped lensing.

Fox's upcoming slate is light on fanboy fare, so the studio's first absence since 2007 makes sense. It could have presented "The Watch" (July 27), "Taken 2" (Oct. 5), "Life of Pi" (Nov. 21) or "A Good Day to Die Hard" (Feb. 14), but none of those pics are squarely genre-oriented enough for the studio to make the trip to San Diego. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" will already have bowed.

Though the Fox and Par movie divisions won't have a Hall H presence, the TV side of Fox will be well represented elsewhere in the Convention Center - as is expected with all of the major studios. TV has all but overtaken movies as the driving force behind the confab - in large part because of the appetite for genre fare like HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "The Walking Dead" - and with so much content exploding outside of Hall H, convention organizers are by no means worried about a few movie studio no-shows.

In the past, studios have opted not to present at Comic-Con when footage of R-rated films proved too risque for the more family-oriented crowd that has embraced the confab over the years. Organizers have limited studios from playing certain violent or graphic clips to appease the changing demo over the years. Comedies also haven't played well with the 6,000 attendees that pack Hall H.

At the same time, studios are taking a closer look at their release schedules and choosing to present their goods at other Comic-Cons throughout the year, including San Francisco's WonderCon (March), Chicago's C2E2 (April) and New York Comic Con (November). Doing so has enabled studio marketers to spread out their campaigns and avoid being lost in the noise of promotional pushes the studios, TV networks, video game companies, not to mention toymakers and comicbook publishers unleash during Comic-Con's four-day span.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 12, 2012, 08:27:48 PM
Will this be the year I finally try to get into Hall H?

...well, probably not. That room kinda scares me.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 12, 2012, 08:32:09 PM
Will this be the year I finally try to get into Hall H?

...well, probably not. That room kinda scares me.

It gets a bit stabby at times.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 12, 2012, 08:34:30 PM
Will this be the year I finally try to get into Hall H?

...well, probably not. That room kinda scares me.

It gets a bit stabby at times.

I recall that story floating through the bus on my way back to the car. It had gotten to something like "Harry Potter stabbed a transformer when he took his seat at the Resident Evil panel."

...I love Comic Con sometimes.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 13, 2012, 04:32:44 PM
This is just embarrassing. I mean, is this a parody? If so, where's the funny at? Flashing a giant "EXPENDABLE" makes me think it's a parody, but this trailer makes me think it might actually be taking itself seriously.

http://www.youtube.com/v/CQCAk3fn-V4?version=3&hl=en_US


Oh, and check out the poster. Seriously, I thought this was a joke when I first saw it.

(http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2012/06/13/soldiers-of-fortune-poster.jpg)

Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on June 13, 2012, 05:20:15 PM
The film looks terrible... I can't wait!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on June 13, 2012, 05:28:23 PM
The film looks terrible... I can't wait!

Scott?

Fuck that guy.  I liked bad movies before he did! 

And I'm not a super-cool outsider like he is either!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 13, 2012, 05:32:50 PM
A cool new poster with secrets hidden in it! The details here:
 
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/56426/branded-one-sheet-features-towering-beast (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/56426/branded-one-sheet-features-towering-beast)

That awesome poster here with the theatrical release date of September 7th.!!:
 
 
(http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/news/jun12/branded.jpg)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 13, 2012, 05:53:30 PM
Oh, and check out the poster. Seriously, I thought this was a joke when I first saw it.

(http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2012/06/13/soldiers-of-fortune-poster.jpg)

The look on Sean Bean's face pretty much says Fuck, I'm gonna die in this one, aren't I?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 13, 2012, 07:01:36 PM
Oh, and check out the poster. Seriously, I thought this was a joke when I first saw it.

(http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2012/06/13/soldiers-of-fortune-poster.jpg)

The look on Sean Bean's face pretty much says Fuck, I'm gonna die in this one, aren't I?

Yeah, I don't know if anyone listens to the podcast Doug Loves Movies, there was entire category for the Leonard Maltin Game called Sean of the Dead about movies where Sean Bean dies.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on June 14, 2012, 06:55:35 AM
A cool new poster with secrets hidden in it! The details here:
 
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/56426/branded-one-sheet-features-towering-beast (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/56426/branded-one-sheet-features-towering-beast)

That awesome poster here with the theatrical release date of September 7th.!!:
 
 
(http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/news/jun12/branded.jpg)

I thought the poster said "Braindead" at first.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: ScottotD on June 14, 2012, 07:14:17 AM
The film looks terrible... I can't wait!

Scott?

Fuck that guy.  I liked bad movies before he did! 

He's just shocked by anyone who likes anything  :)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: ScottotD on June 14, 2012, 07:26:22 AM
The film looks terrible... I can't wait!

Scott?

Fuck that guy.  I liked bad movies before he did! 

He's just shocked by anyone who likes anything  :)

Yes, clearly, I hate everything all the time.  You know me so well.

I applaud this not so much for its content as for the fact that you actually directly addressed the issue without too much sarcasm or attempts at humor.  You should try this more often.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Nunyerbiz on June 14, 2012, 07:32:16 AM
will you two just make out already...
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Pak-Man on June 14, 2012, 10:06:34 AM
Unless the movie news is Im and Scott are starring in a buddy-cop film together, then let's talk about something that's movie news.

Just a friendly Mod-e-reminder!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 14, 2012, 04:21:04 PM
Hideo Nakata To Direct Graphic Novel Adaptation ‘The Suicide Forest’ (http://m.deadline.com/2012/06/hideo-nakata-to-direct-graphic-novel-adaptation-the-suicide-forest/)

Quote from: Mike Fleming
EXCLUSIVE : Producers Roy Lee and Taka Ichise are teaming on a live action feature adaptation of The Suicide Forest, the graphic novel from IDW Publishing. They’ve attached Hideo Nakata to direct. He helmed Ringu, which hatched The Ring, and he directed The Ring Two.

The first in a series of four graphic novels written by El Torres with artwork by Gabriel Hernandez, the thriller revolves around Aokigahara, a vast forest outside Tokyo which is called the most famous suicide spot in the world. Legend that spirits of past suicides roaming among the trees. An American ex-pat living in Tokyo must enlist the help of a forest ranger in Aokigahara to help free him from the clutches of an evil spirit haunting him from the Suicide Forest.

 IDW’s Ted Adams and John Middleton will be executive producers. CAA and Circle of Confusion rep IDW, while Nakata and Ichise are repped by ICM
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on June 14, 2012, 05:19:30 PM
Unless the movie news is Im and Scott are starring in a buddy-cop film together, then let's talk about something that's movie news.

What luck!  I just found this!

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/3576/impossibleposter.jpg)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: goflyblind on June 14, 2012, 05:30:15 PM
i'd like to like that, but the typeface. ugh. :-\
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on June 14, 2012, 05:31:36 PM
There just arent enough budddy cop romantic comedies out there
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 18, 2012, 05:12:50 PM
Lionsgate wants to remake Twilight already

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/56500/lionsgate-remaking-twilight-were-all-doomed
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 18, 2012, 05:36:59 PM
Lionsgate wants to remake Twilight already

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/56500/lionsgate-remaking-twilight-were-all-doomed
Yeah, I posted about that in the "movies that are going to suck" thread.

I understand Lionsgate wanting to keep it around because of the money it makes. And it certainly didn't have any dignity originally, so it's not like they are ruining anything. But really, how hard is it to make a Twilight clone with another name (they've already done that anyway with Red Riding Hood) that has the same appeal to the same demographic.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: goflyblind on June 18, 2012, 05:38:24 PM
they could call it sparkle, sparkle, but then they might get sued by matt groening.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 18, 2012, 05:54:47 PM
they could call it sparkle, sparkle, but then they might get sued by matt groening.
Fuck yeah, sparkle sparkle sparkle!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on June 18, 2012, 05:55:36 PM
they could call it sparkle, sparkle, but then they might get sued by matt groening.
Fuck yeah, sparkle sparkle sparkle!

And there is your tagline for the poster.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 18, 2012, 06:07:44 PM
The monsters sequel  has now received it's official title.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/56517/more-monsters-emerge-dark-continent
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 18, 2012, 07:15:08 PM
Lionsgate wants to remake Twilight already

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/56500/lionsgate-remaking-twilight-were-all-doomed
Yeah, I posted about that in the "movies that are going to suck" thread.

I understand Lionsgate wanting to keep it around because of the money it makes. And it certainly didn't have any dignity originally, so it's not like they are ruining anything. But really, how hard is it to make a Twilight clone with another name (they've already done that anyway with Red Riding Hood) that has the same appeal to the same demographic.

Because, as knockoffs like Red Riding Hood, rom-coms with Robert Pattinson, or anything that "stars" Taylor Lautner have proven, that demographic is really interested in one thing and one thing only: Twilight. They don't care about the actors, those sorts of love stories from other sources, or anything much else when it comes to pouring in their money and turning something into a phenominam. It's that one slice of sparkly vampires and the werewolves that love them that's got them up and fandom-forming, and they won't be accepting substitutes.

Of course, the trouble comes from the fact that this series is, slowly and surely, starting to fade. Mostly because the pre-teen girls who first got into the books and made the whole thing as massive as it was have now grown up a bit and (hopefully) developed actual taste. All that remains is the older housewife market, which, while still lucrative, also has a ton of other cheesy romance thingamajigs to flock to.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 18, 2012, 07:23:37 PM
The only other Twilight-esque thing that girls loved was The Covenant, which may be even worse than Twilight.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 18, 2012, 07:40:50 PM

 rom-coms with Robert Pattinson,

Are there any?  I hesitate to get all semantics with you, but I looked at his IMDB and nothing I saw seemed like a rom-com.  Do you mean chick flick or weepy?  Cause he's in a lot of them.

Or are you talking about this?

http://www.youtube.com/v/dS9jc3BnLRc

Now that's a rom com I want to see!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 18, 2012, 08:10:06 PM
Yeah, Chick Flicks is probably what I meant (stuff like Remember Me or Water for Elephants). Sorry, those two sub-genres always sort of blend together in my mind. Which is a bit sexist, I realize, but the quality speaks for itself.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 19, 2012, 01:32:45 PM
‘Kick-Ass 2′ Is Happening (http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kick-ass-2-is-happening/)

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The 2010 movie Kick-Ass was a surprise hit, earning more money than any movie featuring unfamiliar “superhero” characters (including children) doing horrifyingly violent things would ever be expected to. But, nothing changes mainstream acceptability like success, so now there are plans for a sequel, at least according to the first movie’s star Aaron Johnson:

“It’s pretty much set to go, this fall. I think now Chloe [Grace Moretz] and Chris [Mintz-Plasse] are on board. I’m certainly set up to do it. Jeff Wadlow is to direct. Yeah, I think it’s going to happen.”

Evidently the director of the first movie, Matthew Vaughn, has moved on to bigger and brighter superhero franchises with X-Men: First Class. But Johnson has gone on to confirm that the sequel will retain the hard-R-rated violence that made the first movie so, uh, R-rated. Add to that a likely cameo from Nicolas Cage, and it looks like all the fans of the first Kick-Ass will be mighty pleased with Kick-Ass 2.

Kick Ass 2? Don't mind if I do!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 19, 2012, 02:40:05 PM
The only other Twilight-esque thing that girls loved was The Covenant, which may be even worse than Twilight.
Oh yeah, that. Would make a great riffing target.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 19, 2012, 05:07:56 PM
The second trailer for "the Master"

Not as enigmatic as the first trailer, but it still looks great.

http://www.youtube.com/v/3SOz4T5QWCI
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 20, 2012, 01:30:34 PM
The second trailer for "the Master"

Not as enigmatic as the first trailer, but it still looks great.

http://www.youtube.com/v/3SOz4T5QWCI

Joaquim is seriously doing some next level shit in this movie.  He is self-actualizing like a motherfucker!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 20, 2012, 10:10:48 PM
Universal Sets ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Scribes For ‘Jurassic Park 4′ (http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/universal-sets-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-scribes-for-jurassic-park-4/)
Quote from: MIKE FLEMING
EXCLUSIVE: While Universal Pictures has been trying all summer to generate new franchises, the studio is getting moving with the fourth installment of its biggest one, Jurassic Park. Universal is setting Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver to write the script for the fourth film, which will be produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. Spielberg won’t direct this one. The first three films, which started with the Spielberg-directed 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park based on the bestselling novel by Michael Crichton, have grossed over $1.9 billion worldwide collectively. Universal is rereleasing the original film in 3D on July 19, 2013. The scribe are repped by CAA and attorney Don Steele.
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Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 21, 2012, 06:30:05 AM
I am interested if it is based on that crazy script from years ago where the military has weaponized the dinosaurs.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: ScottotD on June 21, 2012, 07:01:28 AM
I am interested if it is based on that crazy script from years ago where the military has weaponized the dinosaurs.

(http://cdn102.iofferphoto.com/img/item/124/591/469/dino-riders-the-complete-animated-series-2-dvd-set-8c978.jpg)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Nunyerbiz on June 21, 2012, 07:15:26 AM
oh sweet hell... what was that show called? I remember getting one of the toys as a birthday present from my grandma... Not a religious man, but God bless her soul, my grandma was a saint... but at the age of 14, getting a plastic toy dinosaur tricked out with fucked up lasers and a saddle for your birthday is a bit of a bummer. Then again, 14 year olds are little punk shits who are too old for toys but too young for anything else that's fun... so I guess it was socks or plastic toy dinosaur.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 21, 2012, 07:17:55 AM
The show was called Dino Riders. I used to watch that show as a kid too.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 21, 2012, 09:32:05 AM
Never heard of that one, though I do know of something more recent:

(http://wearereplicants.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/axe-cop-e1324129424792.jpg?w=640&h=392&crop=1)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 21, 2012, 10:08:59 AM
Oh, please please please let this be the movie where Ian Malcolm bites it!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 21, 2012, 10:11:58 AM
Oh, please please please let this be the movie where Ian Malcolm bites it!
Gets bitten, you mean.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on June 21, 2012, 10:26:00 AM
Oh, please please please let this be the movie where Ian Malcolm bites it!
Gets bitten, you mean.

Nope.  All the dinosaurs run in terror from his flapping jaws.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 21, 2012, 10:30:37 AM
Oh, please please please let this be the movie where Ian Malcolm bites it!
Gets bitten, you mean.

Nope.  All the dinosaurs run in terror from his flapping jaws.
It's chaos!
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: goflyblind on June 21, 2012, 11:03:52 AM
I am interested if it is based on that crazy script from years ago where the military has weaponized the dinosaurs.

{grumble}screw the internet.{/grumble}
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 21, 2012, 11:10:44 AM
I am interested if it is based on that crazy script from years ago where the military has weaponized the dinosaurs.

you mean this: (http://thunderlizards.8m.com/images/ttlallthreeopen.jpg)?

Is this the movie where that guy goes after people for posting pictures of pictures of MST3K characters eating in diners?

This summer, Liam Neeson is out for revenge in...REMOTE LINKING FORBIDDEN.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: goflyblind on June 21, 2012, 11:19:55 AM
I am interested if it is based on that crazy script from years ago where the military has weaponized the dinosaurs.

you mean this: (http://thunderlizards.8m.com/images/ttlallthreeopen.jpg)?

Is this the movie where that guy goes after people for posting pictures of pictures of MST3K characters eating in diners?

This summer, Liam Neeson is out for revenge in...REMOTE LINKING FORBIDDEN.

stupid internet.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: wurwolf on June 21, 2012, 11:27:48 AM
Is this the movie where that guy goes after people for posting pictures of pictures of MST3K characters eating in diners?

Billed as a drama but more like a comedy.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 21, 2012, 12:23:43 PM
'Sesame Street' Movie in the Works from Fox (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/sesame-street-movie-works-fox-339374)

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The studio has picked up the movie rights to the long-running and iconic children’s television show and has tapped longtime Street writer Joey Mazzarino to pen the script. Producers are Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps banner, Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Film 360's Guymon Casady.

The educational series, which premiered in 1969, airs mostly on PBS stations and features a combination of live-action and puppetry, as well as animation. It is best known as the home of the Jim Henson creations Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and Elmo. It's estimated that about one in three Americans has watched the show, and the format is broadcast in dozens of countries. Sesame Street also has won 138 Emmys during its run

The series has generated two previous big-screen adaptations, 1985’s Follow That Bird and 1999’s The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. Bird featured John Candy, Chevy Chase and Dave Thomas as well as the marquee puppets. It was distributed by Warner Bros.

Sesame Workshop, the company behind the show (and formerly known as Children’s Television Workshop), likely will be involved in a producer capacity as well.
Fox had no comment on the news.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on June 21, 2012, 12:40:35 PM
I'm not interested if it includes Elmo.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 21, 2012, 01:29:26 PM
I'm not interested if it includes Elmo.

Elmo's awful, isn't he?
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 21, 2012, 06:40:39 PM
A sneak peek at  the teaser posters:

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/56388/early-promo-art-ripd-jurassic-park-3d-pacific-rim-and-robocop
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 22, 2012, 01:19:14 PM
This isn't movie news; just thought these were kinda cool.

Sci-Fi Classics as Pulp Novels (spoilered for size)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


More cool stuff on his blog (http://timothyandersonart-illustration.blogspot.com/), including awesome Star Wars posters.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on June 22, 2012, 02:04:12 PM
The Matrix one isn't that great, but Blade Runner and Alien are awesome.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on June 22, 2012, 02:45:30 PM
What sort of bugs me about the Blade Runner one is that it was, in fact, a novel already.

Although Blade Runner is so far removed from its source, it might as well be an original story.  I'm pretty sure there are a series of Blade Runner books based on the movie, too.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Kete on June 22, 2012, 02:54:32 PM
The movie didn't have enough robot animals for my taste.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 23, 2012, 09:13:29 AM
From Deadlne April 20, 2012:
Warner Bros Sets Brad Peyton To Helm ‘Lobo’, The DC Comics Alien Bounty Hunter (http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/warner-bros-sets-brad-peyton-to-helm-lobo-the-dc-comics-alien-bounty-hunter/#utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)
Quote from: MIKE FLEMING
EXCLUSIVE: Brad Peyton, who helmed the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, has just been set by Warner Bros to rewrite and direct Lobo, the live-action film based on the DC Comics franchise. Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are producing.

Lobo is an alien that works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. Introduced as a hardened, rarely used hard-boiled villain in the 1980s, the character remained in limbo until his revival as an anti-hero biker in the early 1990s, when he became on of the most popular characters in the DC Comics stable. Peyton is repped by Verve and Piekoff Law.
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Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 24, 2012, 11:36:26 AM
Quote
“I want to try to make the Heat of puppet movies. I want to be the Dark Knight or Heat but in a world where puppets and humans coexist. Brian was like, ‘This mystery actually needs to be interesting so that even if you took all the comedy out of it, it’s still going to be interesting to watch. It is full-on R. There is swearing, there’s sex, violence, murder. There’s no way... maybe with some work it could be PG-13, but as of now we’ve embraced the R rating.”

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/56712/happytime-murders-wont-be-kid-stuff

(http://i46.tinypic.com/51pvtc.png)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on June 25, 2012, 04:41:01 AM
Browsing around, I found the trailer for Beyond the Black Rainbow, an 70s/80s inspired horror sci-fi movie.  It's apparently not very good, but the trailer sure looks neat!

http://www.youtube.com/v/zDH0Ykyge0c?


Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 26, 2012, 09:43:57 PM
Ohhhh boy...another Van Helsing movie...
http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/171313-new-van-helsing-film-a-total-reboot (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/171313-new-van-helsing-film-a-total-reboot)
Starring Tom Cruise no less.

Frankly, the idea of making Van Helsing a badass action movie with creatures isn't a bad idea. It was the execution that was piss poor.
It did make for the best Quiptracks ever, though.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 27, 2012, 02:05:07 PM
Lotta Avatar filming goin' on...well, you guys probably have it under control.

James Cameron Shooting All Those 'Avatar' Sequels at Once

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Now that he's found his true love in a 3D alien Sam Worthington, James Cameron has openly stated he has no desire to do anything but make three of four beautiful Avatar babies and live out his days under the canopy of their CGI foliage and continued income streams. Naturally, if he hopes to birth these before his ol' blue uterus dries up, the 57-year-old director is going to have to get started soon and work quick, and to that end, he's reportedly going to shoot all three Avatar sequels at the same time.

I guess there's a bit of a spoiler in this paragraph, so read at your own risk.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 28, 2012, 09:56:15 AM
By this point, I've just given up on Cameron being a good filmmaker. I really wanted to see Battle Angel Alita or something else from him. But after Avatar being such a glossy, pretty empty mess, I'm fine with him staying in Avatar movies. They're harmless empty shells of movies, with plots where the most fun is trying to figure out from the trailer what they are ripping off wholesale. If does this for the rest of his career, at least he isn't ruinging anything I care about or really had potential.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: MontyServo on June 28, 2012, 10:12:48 AM
George Lucas raped my childhood!...

(uhh we are talking about Cameron now chief)

I... I mean James Cameron! James Cameron raped my childhood! 

First a 3D Titanic (which, granted, only molested my childhood, but he touched me in my boy bits in a way that made me feel very tingly.)

Now three Avatar sequel/prequel/spin-off/remake/imaginary alternate universe bullshit is going to full on rape my childhood! Lemme lube up cause I know what's coming next!  I know I don't actually need to see the movies or talk about them, but if I don't then what will I talk about when everyone else is talking about them?  I hope Cameron is gentle with me when he scars me for life!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Sideswipe on June 28, 2012, 11:22:29 AM
As long as he uses the proceeds to buy a planet for his ego.  Theres not enough room for it and everyone else on this one.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 28, 2012, 06:15:30 PM
The official synopsis for monsters 2 plus more details have been revealed here:

http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/168263-we-have-the-full-synopsis-for-monsters-dark-continent
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 29, 2012, 04:37:41 PM
It Looks Like Joe Dante's The Hole is Getting Released in the U.S. (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/168307-it-looks-like-joe-dantes-the-hole-is-getting-released-in-the-us)

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A listing at Video ETA says Joe Dante's The Hole - a 3D thriller that's been sitting on the shelf for some time in the U.S. - is coming to DVD on September 25th.  Suspect of this, we did a bit of digging and discovered Big Air Studios has come on board to distribute the film domestically.  This is the same company that took out Darren Lynn Bousman's 11-11-11 on a limited theatrical run.

At this time, Big Air has not officially announced plans for The Hole's release, however, it is listed on the company's website. 

It's very possible a limited theatrical release is being planned prior to a possible DVD release on September 25th.  We will keep you posted.

Teri Polo, Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble and Quinn Lord star in the film.

Synopsis: Susan and her sons Dane and Lucas Thompson move from Brooklyn to Bensonville, in the countryside. Dane is upset with the constant changes of address and the family has lived in many cities. Lucas and Dane befriend their next door neighbor, the gorgeous Julie and the brothers find a bottomless hole in the basement of their house locked with several padlocks. They take the locks off and sooner they are haunted by their darkest fears. Further, they believe that the hole might be a gateway to hell.

 :highfive: About bloody time.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: mrbasehart on June 29, 2012, 04:58:06 PM
Man, that came out ages ago over here.  I never saw it, but I heard good things.
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 29, 2012, 05:06:44 PM
I caught it at its one and only US screening late last year. I really liked it, it's exactly the sort of thing that a teen-aimed horror movie should be (and done in such a way that calling it that is not an insult).
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 29, 2012, 06:08:29 PM
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With the official programming being announced this week and only two weeks left until Comic-Con, things are getting quite exciting. While a number of announcements have been made, including that The Hobbit and even Neill Blomkamp's Elysium will be delivering a full-on presentation in Hall H, there are always surprises. The studios usually do a good job keeping things under wraps until the big show, but a few little tidbits seem to have leaked out. The biggest one, worth noting, is that there may be a big Godzilla surprise during Warner Bros' Hall H panel on Saturday, which will likely already feature Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.

You can see the complete schedule as updates arrive here, or on the Comic-Con website. In the meantime, here's what we've heard. Latino Review (via Movies.com) reveals that Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim panel will feature a big surprise for Godzilla, Legendary Pictures' new take being written by Max Borenstein, with Gareth Edwards (Monsters) slated to direct. He won't reveal what, but says: "I hear the presentation is SICK! ... Godzilla will stomp both the audio and video systems within Hall H two weeks from this Saturday! I'll be there to witness it myself. I can already envision them shutting down the lights, hearing Godzilla's roar, and the crowd going wild!" Me too. And I can't wait to be right there and find out what they show us!

This isn't the only bit of early Comic-Con news recently. Earlier in the week, word started to get around that Marvel's next big project due May of 2014 would be Guardians of the Galaxy. Eventually it ended up getting confirmed on sites like THR and Variety, but have a good feeling that this news was premature, and they're saving the big announcements for Comic-Con. All we know for now is that there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy movie - but who is directing? Latino Review does state: "It will be announced as Marvel's second 2014 movie at Comic Con... Thanos is in it... It will 'lead up to' The Avengers 2 in 2015." Whoa.

Beyond that, who knows what else Marvel may bring? Earlier this week we also wrote about Edgar Wright shooting his Ant-Man test reel - maybe they will show that as another big surprise during Marvel's Iron Man 3 panel on Saturday? Who knows, we'll find out in two weeks. Either way, it sounds like this will be a very exciting year at the San Diego Comic-Con with many surprises. Don't worry, we'll cover everything as closely as we can. In the meantime, this is the latest we've heard, so stay tuned for updates. Sound good?

http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/comic-con-teases-godzilla-surprise-maybe-marvels-guardians/
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Darth Geek on June 30, 2012, 07:37:18 AM
It Looks Like Joe Dante's The Hole is Getting Released in the U.S. (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/168307-it-looks-like-joe-dantes-the-hole-is-getting-released-in-the-us)

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A listing at Video ETA says Joe Dante's The Hole - a 3D thriller that's been sitting on the shelf for some time in the U.S. - is coming to DVD on September 25th.  Suspect of this, we did a bit of digging and discovered Big Air Studios has come on board to distribute the film domestically.  This is the same company that took out Darren Lynn Bousman's 11-11-11 on a limited theatrical run.

At this time, Big Air has not officially announced plans for The Hole's release, however, it is listed on the company's website. 

It's very possible a limited theatrical release is being planned prior to a possible DVD release on September 25th.  We will keep you posted.

Teri Polo, Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble and Quinn Lord star in the film.

Synopsis: Susan and her sons Dane and Lucas Thompson move from Brooklyn to Bensonville, in the countryside. Dane is upset with the constant changes of address and the family has lived in many cities. Lucas and Dane befriend their next door neighbor, the gorgeous Julie and the brothers find a bottomless hole in the basement of their house locked with several padlocks. They take the locks off and sooner they are haunted by their darkest fears. Further, they believe that the hole might be a gateway to hell.

 :highfive: About bloody time.

YES!!!!! Time to dance!
(http://www.orderofthewhitelion.com/HEALING@/World%20Aid/Worldaidimages/dance1.gif)
Title: Re: General Movie News
Post by: Henry88 on June 30, 2012, 03:29:56 PM
Disney Animation teams up with Marvel for 'Big Hero 6' -- BREAKING (http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/06/29/disney-animation-confirms-plans-for-marvels-big-hero-6-breaking/)
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Walt Disney Studios animation is officially joining forces with Marvel.

Big Hero 6 is not as well known as The Avengers, but it’s another group of powerful individuals with wildly different histories and powers, united by the Japanese government as a crisis-fighting super-squad.

Disney reps confirmed to EW that the film is in the early stages of development, though they declined to specify which filmmakers are involved. As Hollywood heads into Comic-Con next month, rumors are swirling …

With Marvel also developing a live-action version of its Guardians of the Galaxy series, this will be the second major test of whether cult-favorite characters from deeper within the company’s collection of heroes will be able to connect with mainstream moviegoers.

Members of Big Hero 6 include:

    Sunfire — who can harness the power of solar energy to blast his enemies.

    Silver Samurai — a sword-swinging warrior with a history of tangling with Wolverine.

    Hiro — A 13-year-old boy genius.

    Honey Lemon — who can draw practically any object she needs from a mystical purse that’s a portal to another dimension.

    Baymax — A giant robot created by Hiro who can shapeshift into a dragon form.

    Go-Go Tomago — a woman in a high-tech, voice-controlled suit, who can propel herself through the air in an egg-shaped ball of energy.[/list]

    When you think about it, what problem couldn’t be solved by a sun god, a robot dragon, a smarty-pants kid, a woman with a magic purse, a samurai made of precious metal, and an energy ball?
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    Post by: Sideswipe on June 30, 2012, 05:58:24 PM
    I'll pass on that one.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 03, 2012, 06:42:58 AM
    From SHH:
    Exclusive: Talking with the Producers of The Amazing Spider-Man (http://www.superherohype.com/features/articles/171409-exclusive-talking-with-the-producers-of-the-amazing-spider-man)


    From CBM:
    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Producers Discuss The Possibility Of Introducing The Sinister Six (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=62815)
    Quote from: Josh Wilding
    Talking to SuperHero Hype, The Amazing Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have discussed the possibility of the Sinister Six being used in a future installment in the franchise. It would appear that the success of Marvel's The Avengers has convinced them that it would work, while they also express interest in using the Kingpin too. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below and be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to read it in full. Which six villains would you like to see make up the roster of The Sinister Six?

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    Do you feel like you need to stay away from some of the villains that have appeared in the Sam Raimi movies? Or can you redefine them within the context of this new Spider-Man?

        Arad: Well, not really. There are so many ways to paint these villains, all of them. As you know, one of the great sagas in the Spider-Man universe is of course the Sinister Six. I think "Avengers" did okay the last time I looked.

        Tolmach: It's going to be okay.

        Arad: Yeah, it will survive.



    So are you suggesting you're going to do five Spider-Man movies introducing each villain and then the sixth movie will have the Sinister Six?

        Tolmach:
    It seems like a good model.

        Arad: It all depends on the stories that one wants to tell, because Spider-Man is really more a depth kind of a story, we have to be careful how many villains we can service, because a relationship with a villain has to be such that it's a story on his own. We attempted to do multiple villains--you've been there--you just need screen time to do it.



    Does Sony have the rights to Kingpin? That was a great Spider-Man villain until Frank Miller took him for his run on Daredevil and he became known more as a Daredevil villain, appearing in that movie.

        Arad: Believe it or not, Kingpin was on loan to Daredevil, so again, anything that is part of the Spider-Man Universe or introduced in the Spider-Man Universe--without getting too legal beagle here--is an opportunity, and if we have a story that Kingpin is important, I'm sure we can handle that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 04, 2012, 02:23:05 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/kK7y8Ou0VvM?version=3&hl=en_US

    Aside from the fact this looks pretty meh, I just don't think I can hang with Tom Cruise in a movie anymore. I can no longer see past the distraction that it's Tom Cruise, and not the character, on the screen. Not to mention his nasally-ass voice has become increasingly irritating.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on July 04, 2012, 11:52:28 AM
    I agree. I have never held any great love for Tom Cruise, and the more off-screen bullshit he pulls the less I like him. I generally pass on any Tom Cruise movie, no matter what the premise. I feel the same about John Travolta, although I have disliked him from day one on Welcome Back Kotter,
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    Post by: MontyServo on July 04, 2012, 11:54:50 AM
    I agree. I have never held any great love for Tom Cruise, and the more off-screen bullshit he pulls the less I like him. I generally pass on any Tom Cruise movie, no matter what the premise. I feel the same about John Travolta, although I have disliked him from day one on Welcome Back Kotter,

    Depends on the project for both, I guess.  But yeah, their off screen "bullshit" kind of makes me less interested in their movies.  I did enjoy the last Mission Impossible film though and want to see Rock Of Ages (but not because of Tom Cruise specifically).

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 04, 2012, 12:38:36 PM
    I've never really been one for that line of thinking. A star can be totally nuts offscreen (Cruise, Gibson, Miss "9/11 truther" Cotillard), but I'm just looking at them from the context of their character in the movie at hand. And, all things considered, I kinda dig Cruise. Not perfect, but I'm a big fan of several of his movies (particularly the ones he did with Spielberg), so I can't hold much against him.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on July 04, 2012, 12:48:08 PM
    Not perfect, but I'm a big fan of several of his movies (particularly the ones he did with Spielberg), so I can't hold much against him.

    You can't possibly be talking about the travesty that was War of the Worlds?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 04, 2012, 12:59:35 PM
    Not perfect, but I'm a big fan of several of his movies (particularly the ones he did with Spielberg), so I can't hold much against him.

    You can't possibly be talking about the travesty that was War of the Worlds?

    I am indeed, sir! A more unfairly maligned film if there ever was one, it is.

    Although I will clarify that I am more talking about Minority Report than I am WotW.
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    Post by: Sideswipe on July 04, 2012, 01:10:22 PM
    I admit, I was bieng a bit overdramtic calling it a travesty.  It was really boring though.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on July 04, 2012, 03:33:04 PM
    I like Tom Cruise.  He seems like a nice guy - everyone who's ever worked with him has said so - and he's smart enough to try and keep a lid on the crazy things he believes in.  He's not the best actor around, but he has a charisma that is lacking in a lot of the newer leading men that have become popular. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on July 04, 2012, 04:29:24 PM
    and he's smart enough to try and keep a lid on the crazy things he believes in. 

    So is jumping on Oprahas couch considered trying to keep a lid on the crazy?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 04, 2012, 04:47:32 PM
    and he's smart enough to try and keep a lid on the crazy things he believes in. 

    So is jumping on Oprahas couch considered trying to keep a lid on the crazy?

    I think it's safe to say he's toned it down since then. It's not like he's not aware that's going to haunt him for the rest of his career.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on July 04, 2012, 04:56:29 PM
    and he's smart enough to try and keep a lid on the crazy things he believes in. 

    So is jumping on Oprahas couch considered trying to keep a lid on the crazy?

    It's one event in 26 years.  And it wasn't even bad, just...over-enthusiastic.

    I would've probably done the same thing if I'd bagged Katie Holmes.  :)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on July 04, 2012, 09:35:12 PM
    Really, Katie Holmes?  The guy had a smokin wife in Nicole Kidman and he went for boring and bland Katie Holmes.  Thats crazy to me.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on July 05, 2012, 03:20:47 AM
    Except now Nicole Kidman is trapped within her own mask of botox. unable to form complex facial movements. 

    ...

    She would've been perfect for Scientology!

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on July 05, 2012, 08:17:29 AM
    Hmm, I guess I haven't seen her lately.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 05, 2012, 09:41:48 AM
    Really, Katie Holmes?  The guy had a smokin wife in Nicole Kidman and he went for boring and bland Katie Holmes.  Thats crazy to me.

    What does it matter? It's not like he was fucking either one of 'em.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on July 05, 2012, 12:07:39 PM
    Don't knock jumping on Oprah's couch until you've tried it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 06, 2012, 12:48:57 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/JM9tSFNrZ30?version=3&hl=en_US

    How quirky!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on July 06, 2012, 02:46:55 PM
    Don't knock jumping on Oprah's couch until you've tried it.

    Wouldn't everyone jump on Oprah's couch at least once? Y'know, just to say you've done it?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 06, 2012, 02:55:14 PM
    Don't knock jumping on Oprah's couch until you've tried it.

    Wouldn't everyone jump on Oprah's couch at least once? Y'know, just to say you've done it?

    What a delightful metaphor!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 06, 2012, 08:58:31 PM

    Didn't know where to put this since But this is awesome. Perlman (who has been outspoken about his distaste for the makeup process) dons the makeup to meet with a dying child whose only wish was to meet Hellboy.

    http://badassdigest.com/2012/07/06/ron-perlam-reprises-hellboy-role-for-the-very-best-reason-possible/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 09, 2012, 12:15:57 PM
    Tom Cruise is filming Jack Reacher, based on a hit novel by Lee Child.

    Wish my mom had been alive too see this, she LOOOOVED those books.  And Tom Cruise as well.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 10, 2012, 07:17:40 PM
    'Pacific Rim' Writers Tapped for 'God of War' Adaptation (Heat Vision Exclusive) (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/pacific-rim-writers-god-war-game-adaptation-347251?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=heatvisionblog)
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    The screenwriting pair of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who wrote four of the "Saw" films, are set to bring the Sony Computer Entertainment game to the big screen.


    From Motion Captured:
    'God Of War' calls the writers of 'Saw' and 'Pacific Rim' to arms - If nothing else, it's a big week for possible video game adaptations (http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/god-of-war-calls-the-writers-of-saw-and-pacific-rim-to-arms)
    Quote from: Drew McWeeny
    I'm guessing every development executive in Los Angeles spent the long 4th of July weekend playing video games.  That's the only explanation.

    "God Of War" has been in the works as a movie for a while now through Atlas Entertainment, with Chuck Roven and Alex Gartner producing.  They originally had David Self attached as the film's writer, but now it looks like Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have been chosen to help get the film ready for production.

    If you were a fan of "Project Greenlight," then you remember Melton and Dunstan as the writers of "Feast."  If you're a horror movie fan, then you probably know them from their work on the "Saw" series.  And if you're a development exec in town, you probably read their spec "Monstropolis," and you know that they were brought in to do some of the production rewrites on Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming "Pacific Rim."

    For those who don't really understand the way writing credits work or how people get jobs based on films they only wrote part of, it's all a matter of people learning what your strengths are.  Some guys write great specs that get everyone excited about the potential for something, and while they aren't great at the nuts and bolts work of pinning down a shooting draft with a director, their work is good enough to kickstart these big movies.  Other people get a reputation as a "closer," someone you bring in to help break the budget down, to help craft something that can actually be shot at the right price, and to work directly with the filmmaker.

    In my experience, you want to be known as the closer, the one who can get a film in front of the camera.  It's good at the studio level, it's good because filmmakers feel like you're someone they trust, and it's good because it puts you on the set during production.  Obviously, anytime you get work, it's a good thing, but Melton and Dunstan are building a rep for themselves as good people to have on a project when the pressure is on, and that's a great place to be.

    "God Of War," for those unfamiliar with the game, is a series about a Spartan warrior named Kratos who goes on huge quests against magical foes and some of the great monsters of mythology, driven by personal tragedy and a desire to destroy the gods of the ancient world.  Big, wild, bold stuff, and the games are full of ideas and imagery that could well inspire a big tentpole epic adventure.

    We'll keep our ears open for word about how this one comes together.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 11, 2012, 11:21:09 AM

    The CG animated feature film STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in August by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The movie is directed by Shinji Aramaki (APPLESEED, HALO LEGENDS).

    http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2012/07/11/starship-troopers-invasion-coming-to-blu-ray-and-dvd/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 11, 2012, 12:28:34 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/WFAtsilMuVI?version=3&hl=en_US

    Damn. This could be good.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 11, 2012, 06:36:45 PM
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    The year 2011 just ended so all the studios are bragging about their performance during the past year. Paramount struck first by calling attention to their record-breaking $5.17 Billion worldwide box office take. It was enough billions to put Paramount in number one place among all the studios for 2011.

    Comic book movies played a big role in getting Paramount to the top. Paramount was the distribution partner for Marvel Studios on Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. While technically not a comic book movie but rather a toy based movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon crossed over a billion dollars by itself in worldwide gross for Paramount. Ironically, Warner Bros. might have even played a role in helping Paramount to the top, as the Dark Knight Rises prologue helped Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol to get out of the gates with a strong showing.

    While finishing in second place with $4.7 billion, Warner Bros. was quick to point out that they are the only studio in history to surpass the $4 billion benchmark for three consecutive years. Warner Bros. also had the top-grossing film of 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. At the domestic box office, Warner Bros. is the only studio to surpass the billion dollar mark for eleven years in a row.

    The Hobbit Movie PosterIn addition to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Warner Bros. also credited The Hangover Part II ($586 million), Horrible Bosses ($215 million), Final Destination 5 ($164 million), Crazy, Stupid, Love. ($148 million), and Contagion ($141 million), and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($286 million worldwide to date). Unsurprisingly, Warner Bros. did not list Green Lantern, which brought in around $220 million worldwide, but was considered a box office disappointment.

    The big news for Warner Bros. is looking ahead to 2012. The Dark Knight Rises will almost surely cross a billion in worldwide box office, while The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey likely will as well. In addition to having two almost guaranteed billion dollar worldwide box office winners, Warner Bros also has Wrath of the Titans, Dark Shadows, Rock of Ages, Argo, The Gangster Squad, and The Great Gatsby. Those six films combined could have a shot at doing $3 billion to $3.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Warner Bros. has virtually a lock on another $4 billion year in 2012, and more than likely they will exceed $5 billion with $6 billion possible being in reach.

    http://comicbook.com/blog/2012/01/07/with-the-dark-knight-rises-and-the-hobbit-warner-bros-could-hit-6-billion-worldwide-in-2012/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 11, 2012, 08:08:58 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/WFAtsilMuVI?version=3&hl=en_US

    Gangsters got nards!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 12, 2012, 11:27:33 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/3DUdOVGXkuM?version=3&hl=en_US

    Whatever.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 13, 2012, 09:17:07 AM
    Couple new trailers.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/QhSaPaKiYoI?version=3&hl=en_US

    Mr. Whiskers! NOOOOOO!!!


    http://www.youtube.com/v/H9ZTP2k0DRc?version=3&hl=en_US


    Both of these movies look to be a real visual treat.

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on July 13, 2012, 02:53:49 PM
    Frankenweenie's going to be in black and white? That seems bold.

    Oz looks okay, though I'm not a huge fan of the main guy.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 16, 2012, 03:29:08 PM
    Two movies I can't wait to see there.

    Especially Frankenweenie.  A new original story from Tim Burton, it's about time!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 16, 2012, 06:27:19 PM
    Apparently the long lost footage from this early 80s fan project was finally exhibited at GFest, and was posted on youtube by a user from TK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIBiVJATUjM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 16, 2012, 06:49:11 PM
    This sounds cool. Dwayne Johnson confirms he is in talks to be LOBO:

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/57055 (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/57055)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 17, 2012, 09:23:01 AM
    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2188.mp4

    This looks exciting.  It reminds me of movies like They Live: a great mix of science fiction and satire.  This is a film that could easily go wrong, but I got to admit that I'm pretty excited for it.  Sort of reminds me of the issue of Marvel Boy with Hexus the Living Corporation, only the heroes' strategies are opposite one another.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 17, 2012, 09:33:54 AM
    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2188.mp4

    This looks exciting.  It reminds me of movies like They Live: a great mix of horror and satire.  This is a film that could easily go wrong, but I got to admit that I'm pretty excited for it.  Sort of reminds me of the issue of Marvel Boy with Hexus the Living Corporation, only the heroes' strategies are opposite one another.

    I posted that a month-and-a-half ago. wurwolf even made a They Live reference.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 17, 2012, 10:56:07 AM
    Sorry.  I remember someone posting a poster, but not a trailer.  My bad.  There were 2 trailers on the site I found it, so perhaps it was a new one.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 17, 2012, 11:20:59 AM
    Sorry.  I remember someone posting a poster, but not a trailer.  My bad.  There were 2 trailers on the site I found it, so perhaps it was a new one.

    No, I'm sorry. I mean, who fucking cares if it was already posted? I don't even know why I pointed it out in the first place.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 17, 2012, 11:28:24 AM
    Sorry.  I remember someone posting a poster, but not a trailer.  My bad.  There were 2 trailers on the site I found it, so perhaps it was a new one.

    No, I'm sorry. I mean, who fucking cares if it was already posted? I don't even know why I pointed it out in the first place.

    Hey there mac, I was sorry first!  Don't steal my sorry!

    FLAME WAHRR!

    (http://digitaljournal.com/img/5/2/6/2/7/8/i/4/9/9/o/fire.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 17, 2012, 03:04:11 PM
    Sorry.  I remember someone posting a poster, but not a trailer.  My bad.  There were 2 trailers on the site I found it, so perhaps it was a new one.

    No, I'm sorry. I mean, who fucking cares if it was already posted? I don't even know why I pointed it out in the first place.

    Legally speaking, if you post something first on the internet you own it.

    Retroactive FIRST!  Now it's mine.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on July 17, 2012, 03:13:46 PM
    i was the first person to post porn on the internet. true story. you all owe me so much money.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on July 17, 2012, 03:19:49 PM
    Sorry.  I remember someone posting a poster, but not a trailer.  My bad.  There were 2 trailers on the site I found it, so perhaps it was a new one.

    No, I'm sorry. I mean, who fucking cares if it was already posted? I don't even know why I pointed it out in the first place.

    Legally speaking, if you post something first on the internet you own it.

    Unless you take a picture of it and post it on flickr.  Then it becomes yours.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on July 17, 2012, 03:27:15 PM
    I just heard of Iron Sky.  Am I really coming late to the Space Nazi party?

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Py_IndUbcxc

    Does anyone know when we can see it in the US?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on July 17, 2012, 03:31:33 PM
    Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py_IndUbcxc&feature=player_embedded) (I couldn't embed it because it didn't offer the old embed code.)

    all you have to do is take the video identifier, in this case Py_IndUbcxc and stick it after http://www.youtube.com/v/ in the flash tags thusly:

    Code: [Select]
    [flash=400,300]http://www.youtube.com/v/Py_IndUbcxc[/flash]
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on July 17, 2012, 03:33:01 PM
    Thanks
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 17, 2012, 03:43:04 PM
    I just heard of Iron Sky.  Am I really coming late to the Space Nazi party?

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Py_IndUbcxc

    Does anyone know when we can see it in the US?
    Yeah, this is one of those projects that has been around for a while, and I am still surprised it is coming out this year. I thought there was a definative US release date, but now that I look, I don't see it on Box Office Mojo.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 17, 2012, 03:47:39 PM
    Yeah, this is one of those projects that has been around for a while, and I am still surprised it is coming out this year. I thought there was a definative US release date, but now that I look, I don't see it on Box Office Mojo.

    Hey Darth, do you use Internet Explorer?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 17, 2012, 03:48:06 PM
    Yeah, this is one of those projects that has been around for a while, and I am still surprised it is coming out this year. I thought there was a definative US release date, but now that I look, I don't see it on Box Office Mojo.

    Hey Darth, do you use Internet Explorer?
    Yes. Why?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 17, 2012, 03:50:13 PM
    Sorry.  I remember someone posting a poster, but not a trailer.  My bad.  There were 2 trailers on the site I found it, so perhaps it was a new one.

    No, I'm sorry. I mean, who fucking cares if it was already posted? I don't even know why I pointed it out in the first place.

    Legally speaking, if you post something first on the internet you own it.

    Retroactive FIRST!  Now it's mine.

    Damn you, Bain Capital! Another brand strikes again!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 17, 2012, 03:56:34 PM
    Yeah, this is one of those projects that has been around for a while, and I am still surprised it is coming out this year. I thought there was a definative US release date, but now that I look, I don't see it on Box Office Mojo.

    Hey Darth, do you use Internet Explorer?
    Yes. Why?

    Well, I've noticed you make a lot of spelling mistakes, and unfortunately, the forum spell check doesn't work in Internet Explorer. In other browsers, misspelled words appear with a red line underneath them, providing a visual indicator that you've made a mistake. Obviously, without this feature, there's no way of knowing, so you don't have a chance to correct it before you post. For example, in your last post, you spelled "definitive" as "definative."

    Just thought you might want to know.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 17, 2012, 04:20:52 PM
    After the dissapointing John Carter, Andrew Stanton making Finding Nemo 2:



    http://www.chud.com/100884/pixar-ne-mo-sequels-stanton-ne-mo-hits/ (http://www.chud.com/100884/pixar-ne-mo-sequels-stanton-ne-mo-hits/)
    I love CHUD, but that is one stuuuuupid article title.


    *sigh* Of all the Pixar movies, why are we getting sequels to anything other than The Incredibles? Not only is it Pixar's best movie, but being a comic book movie it lends itself to sequels the most!

    I did like Finding Nemo. I just hope they change the title a little, as the Finding part is kinda part and parcel to the story they have already told. And I certainly hope they aren't doing a rehash where Nemo gets lost again, or a Disney straight to video type bullshit where their kids have a similar adventure.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 17, 2012, 04:24:39 PM
    I did like Finding Nemo. I just hope they change the title a little, as the Finding part is kinda part and parcel to the story they have already told.

    It's called Losing Nemo and it's going to be a lot like the Sweet Hereafter.  With fish.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 17, 2012, 05:06:56 PM
    Or not.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on July 17, 2012, 05:53:43 PM
    i was the first person to post porn on the internet. true story. you all owe me so much money.

    Wait, people pay money for porn?

    i will litigate! get that anti-oatmeal guy! i'll be rich! rich!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 20, 2012, 04:04:42 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/fJ1O1vb9AUU?version=3&hl=en_US

    Well, this brings it more into focus. It's a Scientology kinda deal. Should be fascinating.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 20, 2012, 08:19:41 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/fJ1O1vb9AUU?version=3&hl=en_US

    Well, this brings it more into focus. It's a Scientology kinda deal. Should be fascinating.

    Yeah, there's no more being coy about the subject matter anymore. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 22, 2012, 04:15:18 PM
    Another photo of Hopkins as Hitchcock.

    (http://i.imgur.com/WApth.jpg)

    Either that's a fat suit, or he just ate Clarice.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 22, 2012, 04:21:19 PM
    Another photo of Hopkins as Hitchcock.

    (http://i.imgur.com/WApth.jpg)

    Either that's a fat suit, or he just ate Clarice.
    Or Nolan is secretly filming an extra scene with the Penguin.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 22, 2012, 07:17:01 PM
    According to Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright will start filming World's End in October and Ant-Man next year.

    http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/07/16/will-ant-man-film-next-year/

    There are also rumors of Wright directing a post-credit scene for one of the upcoming Marvel films, so make of that what you will.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 22, 2012, 09:05:50 PM
    Wait wait wait...Genndy Tartakovsky is directing that horrendous looking Hotel Transylvania movie? THE Genndy Tartakovsky? Of Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack fame? WTF?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on July 22, 2012, 09:23:52 PM
    Wait wait wait...Genndy Tartakovsky is directing that horrendous looking Hotel Transylvania movie? THE Genndy Tartakovsky? Of Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack fame? WTF?

    I know. I'm trying to reserve judgement, but I'm finding it hard.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 22, 2012, 09:44:21 PM
    Wait wait wait...Genndy Tartakovsky is directing that horrendous looking Hotel Transylvania movie? THE Genndy Tartakovsky? Of Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack fame? WTF?

    That's why we all have the collective right to hope for the best for that movie. Dude's got the skills, and as history has shown, sometimes that's all it takes when it comes to getting quality out of Sandler.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on July 22, 2012, 09:47:10 PM
    Maybe he's paying his dues while he tries to get a Samurai Jack movie financed.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 22, 2012, 09:51:59 PM
    Maybe he's paying his dues while he tries to get a Samurai Jack movie financed.

    If so, that would pretty much require this movie to be a hit. Director's of flops don't get clout,  no matter how beloved they are.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Invader_quirk on July 22, 2012, 09:59:09 PM
    I always thought Samurai Jack was a Craig McCracken thing. Seems I've been mistaken for many many years.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 23, 2012, 09:03:54 PM
    Wait wait wait...Genndy Tartakovsky is directing that horrendous looking Hotel Transylvania movie? THE Genndy Tartakovsky? Of Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack fame? WTF?

    He also storyboarded the action scenes for Iron Man 2.  Which is good.  But he also made an animated scene for the opening of Priest.  Less good, but it was the only good part of the movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 24, 2012, 05:30:22 PM
    In other news....Christian Bale visited the victims of last Friday's shooting. Class act that guy.

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/171945-christian-bale-visits-the-victims-of-the-aurora-theater-shooting
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on July 24, 2012, 05:40:05 PM
    none of them got in his lighting, did they?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 25, 2012, 08:28:22 AM
    It looks like the first 2 films would be the Hobbit and the third will be a "bridge" film leading to the first LOTR and would be fleshing out the appendices from the books... thing is, those appendices were never really fleshed out by Tolkein himself, so the third film would more or less be fan fiction based on single sentence blurbs from the books. A lot of it will have to be Jackson making up his own things to tell the stories, which will probably anger some Tolkein fanboys.

    http://badassdigest.com/2012/07/24/hobbit-lord-of-the-rings-bridge-film-looking-more-likely/

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on July 25, 2012, 12:14:27 PM
    I don't know of too many people that were furious that Tom Bombadil was cut out.  I think it will be okay.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Artie on July 25, 2012, 12:51:54 PM
    Somebody Up There Likes Me
    http://www.youtube.com/v/f0d5yBi3mfY?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on July 26, 2012, 07:11:12 AM
    Cloud Atlas trailer:
    http://www.youtube.com/v/0G2wVGrQWbM

    I only got a couple minutes in and decided I wanted to see it, so I stopped watching.  It looks pretty ambitious.  I hope they pull it off.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on July 26, 2012, 07:17:58 AM

    I only got a couple minutes in and decided I wanted to see it, so I stopped watching.  It looks pretty ambitious.  I hope they pull it off.

    WOW! the trailer still being a shot of Tom Hanks could not be less interesting to me but this looks like it might be amazing.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 27, 2012, 07:56:12 PM
    Hans Zimmer wrote a track for the victims.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=93026
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 28, 2012, 03:07:10 PM
    Quote
    One of the biggest surprises at Comic-Con earlier this month was Legendary Pictures’ splashy debut of its reboot of the Godzilla franchise, complete with a jaw-dropping concept reel and the introduction of the film’s director, Gareth Edwards. The British filmmaker, whose only previous feature directing credit is the indie thriller Monsters, wasted no time making clear his film would not be a retread of the 1998 big-budget remake of Godzilla. That movie, from writer-producer Dean Devlin and writer-director Roland Emmerich, was widely derided for being too silly and cheesy. “We’re going to take it seriously,” Edwards told the Comic-Con crowd of his version of the Japanese monster movie staple. “It’s very grounded [and] realistic.”

    When EW caught up with Devlin at the Saturn Awards on Thursday night, we asked him what his thoughts were when he heard about Legendary’s new take on the venerable fire-breathing, city-demolishing giant lizard. And he wasted no time making clear he agrees that no one should be attempting to follow in his Godzilla‘s giant footsteps. ”I know I screwed up my Godzilla,” he said. “I’d be very happy if they pull it off and do a great one.”

    That’s not to say Devlin isn’t harboring a twinge of professional jealousy. “I always wish I had another shot at it,” he added with a wistful grin. “But, listen, Godzilla is something that I grew up loving. We worked hard to go make one. We kind of blew it. I think everyone gets one.” He laughed. “I wish them nothing but the best. I would love it if the whole Godzilla franchise was revitalized for a new generation.”

    Besides, when he isn’t overseeing the fifth season of his TNT series Leverage, Devlin is too busy working with Emmerich to revive a different sci-fi touchstone: Independence Day. Devlin confirmed earlier reports that he is back working with his old collaborator for the first time in 11 years on a sequel to their 1996 blockbuster, but cautions that there’s a long journey before it gets anywhere near a greenlight. “We want to make this happen,” he said. “I don’t know if we can. There’s a lot of moving parts. I will say from Roland’s position and my position, we feel like we finally cracked it. We’re excited about it and want to do it. Whether we can pull it off, I can’t tell you. But we are working hard to make it happen.”

    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/27/dean-devlin-on-godzilla-reboot/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 30, 2012, 06:39:47 PM
    Title for the X-Men: First Class sequel is X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Great.  Fucking time travel.   :angry:
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 30, 2012, 07:23:01 PM
    Title for the X-Men: First Class sequel is X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Great.  Fucking time travel.   :angry:

    Do you know that for sure? Cos it could just be like "oh, here's our old future" kind of stuff.

    Nope, pure speculation.  However, if they go through the trouble of basing any part of the next movie on the specific comic books, the main selling point is the alternate timeline stuff. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 30, 2012, 09:30:57 PM
    My only request with the new X-Men movie: do something about White Queen! I hate the character from the comics anyway, so I would love it if they left her out completely. It's not like she's the only T&A here. But if they do keep her, definitely GET RID OF THAT GODDAMN STUPID DIAMOND SKIN BULLSHIT! That was retarded in the comic, and it is doubly so in the movies. It would also help to recast the part.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 30, 2012, 10:23:15 PM
    Tom Twyker and the Wachowskis Introduce 'Cloud Atlas'

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Ow9i9ojn3gg?version=3&hl=en_US

    So, Cloud Atlas was co-written and co-directed by all three of them!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Russell on July 30, 2012, 11:07:52 PM
    Mostly what I remember about her in the movie was a giant mole.
    The Mole Man was a villain in the Marvel universe but he was a foe of the Fantastic Four, not X-men. ;)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on July 31, 2012, 05:06:51 AM
    I know this isn't the point of the video, and she probably doesn't even want people to talk about it, but if I didn't know about Lana, I still wouldn't know from that video. She did a good job.

    I really hope the movie is good.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on July 31, 2012, 07:13:28 AM
    I thought that, too, Kete. She looks great, and what's more, very happy and comfortable in her own skin now. :)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 01, 2012, 08:54:48 AM
    Well, this is awesome.

    Michael Douglas, Matt Damon Go '70s-Retro in Liberace Biopic

    (http://thr4.pgmcdn.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/thumbnail_570x321/2012/07/michael_douglas_matt_damon_candelabra.jpg)

    Dat hair. Dem collars!

    Quote
    Fresh off the success of Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh's fascination with showmanship continues. His current project is a HBO biopic about Liberace and his behind-closed-doors love affair with a man 39 years his junior.

    And now we have our first look at its stars -- Michael Douglas as the ultimate performer, Matt Damon as his youthful lover Scott Thorson -- in costume on the set of Behind the Candelabra. The pair sport 1970s hairdos and massive collars in a car-shopping scene shot on location in Los Angeles. The shoot will also take them to Las Vegas and Palm Springs.

    Liberace and Thorson first met in 1976 when the pianist was 56 and Thorson was just 17. Liberace soon hired him as a companion, assistant and driver. Despite Liberace's public denials about his homosexuality, the two became lovers -- but things ended badly when Thorson filed a $113 million palimony lawsuit in 1982. The two reconciled before Liberace's death from AIDS-related complications in 1987.

    The movie, which also stars Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd and Cheyenne Jackson, is from a screenplay by Richard LaGravanese, who adapted Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace, Thorson's memoir of his years with the flamboyant pianist.


    This...not so much.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/gkMZc-UwVcs?version=3&hl=en_US

    Seriously, I feel a little nauseous after watching that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 01, 2012, 09:22:34 AM
    Looks interesting. And kudos to Michael Douglas for still doing this kind of range of acting this late in his career, going from playing Gordon Gekko again to Liberace under what looks like lots of makeup.

    I am just hoping for a cameo of Elvis in one of the flashbacks, played by Bruce Campbell.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 01, 2012, 09:17:13 PM
    Maybe that one about the guy sawing his arm off. I want to see that less.

    Evil Dead 2?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on August 01, 2012, 09:34:47 PM
    That was just a hand.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on August 02, 2012, 01:23:53 AM
    Man, I should re-watch 127 Hours.  Haven't seen it since the cinema
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Russell on August 02, 2012, 02:43:28 AM
    Man, I should re-watch 127 Hours.  Haven't seen it since the cinema
    I would love to see it but I'm afraid of what the duration is.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 02, 2012, 03:24:37 AM
    94 minutes.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 02, 2012, 06:53:54 AM
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 03, 2012, 09:40:37 AM
    Well this sounds interesting. A comedy docu-drama of the making of Star Wars as seen through Peter Mayhew:
    http://www.chud.com/102522/chewie-black-list-script-for-chewbacca-drama-picked-up-by-a-fanboy/ (http://www.chud.com/102522/chewie-black-list-script-for-chewbacca-drama-picked-up-by-a-fanboy/)

    I though Fanboys was okay, not great. The cancer subplot was a huge boatanchor on it, but the movie was funny at times.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 03, 2012, 09:47:59 AM
    A comedy docu-drama of the making of Star Wars as seen through Peter Mayhew

    That must be one hell of a powerful movie projector!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on August 03, 2012, 11:25:47 AM
    Would he be...*ahem* See-Through-Pee-Oh?

    And yes, I know he wasn't actually C3P0.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on August 03, 2012, 11:39:59 AM
    No.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 03, 2012, 11:43:42 AM
    Would he be...*ahem* See-Through-Pee-Oh?

    And yes, I know he wasn't actually C3P0.
    And somewhere in Colorado, the Pun-ometer explodes for seemingly no reason...
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 03, 2012, 02:28:33 PM
    Would he be...*ahem* See-Through-Pee-Oh?

    And yes, I know he wasn't actually C3P0.
    And somewhere in Colorado, the Pun-ometer explodes for seemingly no reason...

    (http://i.imgur.com/3WjiD.jpg)

    ♫ Pun-ometer
    Doo doo be-doo-doo
    Pun-ometer
    Doo doo-doo doo ♫
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on August 03, 2012, 02:51:02 PM
    Would he be...*ahem* See-Through-Pee-Oh?

    And yes, I know he wasn't actually C3P0.

    No, this is See-Through-Pio:
    (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091211173751/headhuntersholosuite/images/1/1b/Incomplete_Threepio.jpg)

    Yes, that's evidently transparent.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 04, 2012, 02:27:09 PM
    Trailerama

    http://www.youtube.com/v/4RaEF2aIbJQ

    Looks like a decent crime flick. Nice to see Pitt back in one of these kinda roles.


    http://www.youtube.com/v/or82cwcywD0?version=3&hl=en_US

    Wait, haven't I seen this movie already, only less raunchy and minus Lizzy Caplan?


    http://www.youtube.com/v/LV2yKUIFoWk

    At the risk of opening myself up to mockery, I don't hate the first one, and I quite enjoyed the last two installments. I've seen all three of them, and I think they've actually gotten better as the series has gone along. I know there's virtually nothing to these movies, and they're not very creative, but I'm kind of a sucker for ghost stories and jump scares.

    However, I have a bad feeling about this trailer. This is probably gonna be the 'one-too-many' installment.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 04, 2012, 02:40:43 PM
    Is the whole thing shot in nausea-cam?

    The Paranormal Activity movies? Most definitely. I'd say they're about 90% jittery hand-held cam.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 04, 2012, 03:10:28 PM
    Goddamn does that Bachelorette movie look stupid. Yikes!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 04, 2012, 03:21:20 PM
    Goddamn does that Bachelorette movie look stupid. Yikes!

    It really does. Just looks like a stupid, unfunny cash grab trying to ride the coattails of Bridesmaids, which I actually thought was a tad overrated itself. I'm just not clicking with these pre-wedding adventure movies. I thought The Hangover was pretty lame, and the sequel was fucking unwatchable.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 04, 2012, 03:29:34 PM
    Goddamn does that Bachelorette movie look stupid. Yikes!

    No dumber than Bridesmaids. Plus, at least it has Lizzy Caplan. And that other guy, from that show. With the things.  You know!
    Oh him. Yeah, I like him. He had those things.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 04, 2012, 03:33:20 PM
    Goddamn does that Bachelorette movie look stupid. Yikes!

    No dumber than Bridesmaids. Plus, at least it has Lizzy Caplan. And that other guy, from that show. With the things.  You know!
    Oh him. Yeah, I like him. He had those things.

    Oh my god, remember when he went to that one place? That was classic!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on August 04, 2012, 03:50:24 PM
    Is the whole thing shot in nausea-cam?

    The Paranormal Activity movies? Most definitely. I'd say they're about 90% jittery hand-held cam.

    I think that's overstating it. The main draw of the series isn't the choppy, moving handheld bits, but those long, static shots with no camera movement whatsoever. Depending on the viewer, that's either the main source of the horror (yo!), or the parts that are boring as get all.

    I enjoy the movies too. First two scared me like nothing else (I'll take the mocking there, but it's true), and the third one was still pretty enjoyable. At the very least, these movies make for some fantastic midnight shows, since you usually get a good rowdy and reactive audience that makes for a very fun evening. Seriously, it's one of the only times I enjoy hearing constant talking in a theater, since it's all full of "don't go in there!" pleaded which is oddly satisfying to hear. Especially from masses of easily spooked teens.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 04, 2012, 03:59:11 PM
    Is the whole thing shot in nausea-cam?

    The Paranormal Activity movies? Most definitely. I'd say they're about 90% jittery hand-held cam.

    I think that's overstating it. The main draw of the series isn't the choppy, moving handheld bits, but those long, static shots with no camera movement whatsoever. Depending on the viewer, that's either the main source of the horror (yo!), or the parts that are boring as get all.

    I agree. The static shots are definitely the best part. That doesn't change the fact that the majority of the movies are shot with hand-held. 90% is probably an exaggeration, but if you have an aversion to shaky-cam, these movies are gonna drive you fucking nuts.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on August 04, 2012, 04:01:33 PM
    Is the whole thing shot in nausea-cam?

    The Paranormal Activity movies? Most definitely. I'd say they're about 90% jittery hand-held cam.

    I think that's overstating it. The main draw of the series isn't the choppy, moving handheld bits, but those long, static shots with no camera movement whatsoever. Depending on the viewer, that's either the main source of the horror (yo!), or the parts that are boring as get all.

    I agree. The static shots are definitely the best part. That doesn't change the fact that the majority of the movies are shot with hand-held. 90% is probably an exaggeration, but if you have an aversion to shaky-cam, these movies are gonna drive you fucking nuts.

    Oh yes, most definitely, but my point was that 90% is just overstating how much of the movie's running time is the choppy stuff. I'd say the first one is more a 60/40 split between choppy/still. Not great, but it's not pulling a Cloverfield here.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 05, 2012, 05:28:32 PM
    Box Office Milestone: 'Ted' Jumps $200 Mil Mark in North America

    Quote
    The pic is already one of the most successful R-rated comedies of all time, with numerous international markets yet to open. Director Seth MacFarlane's raunchy comedy Ted jumped the $200 million mark at the domestic box office this weekend in addition to scoring stellar numbers in key foreign markets.

    From Universal and Media Rights Capital, Ted has now earned $203.4 million in North America and will soon eclipse Wedding Crashers ($209.3 million) to become the No. 4 R-rated comedy of all time behind The Hangover ($277.3 million), The Hangover Part II ($254.8 million) and Beverly Hills Cop ($234.5 million).

    Ted -- starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, along with the MacFarlance-voiced teddy bear -- is rolling out slowly overseas. After enjoying big business, the comedy opened in another of other markets over the weekend for an early international total of $77.3 million. The pic's worldwide gross of $280.7 million lands it on the top ten list of R-rated comedies globally.

    The pic's international weekend gross was $32 million from 20 markets, including first-place finishes in the U.K., Germany, Russia, Austria Switzerland and Ukraine. Ted grossed $15.3 million from 508 screens in the U.K., the third-best showing ever for a Universal film behind the Bridge Jones sequel and King Kong. Germany turned in $7.4 million, the best debut of the year for a Universal title.

    The film will roll out in an additional 38 territories over the next few months.

    This goddamn thing is making boatloads of money, and would seem to have a decent shot at the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. I'm not interested enough to go see it at the theater, but I'll be dropping it into the Netflix queue. I've got a real love/hate thing going with MacFarlane. He's really become a creatively wretched parody of himself over the years. I don't really have anything to base it on, but I'm hoping this is somewhat of a return to better, funnier material.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on August 06, 2012, 12:54:34 AM
    I think I mentioned this a few pages back, but when MacFarlane actually applies himself to something, he proves himself to be an immensely talented, funny individual. The tired and lame feelings only pop up when he lets all his stuff fall onto cruise control, or he spreads himself way too thin. The movie, despite having a few flashes of those more annoying tics of his (including one cutaway gag that's exactly what everyone hates about Family Guy), is also quite funny and well played. I'm not going to call it the funniest comedy of the year (I think 21 Jump Street might get that award from me), but it's still very worthwhile. And honestly, good for it for succeeding. Not often an R-rated original property does this well, and that's cause for celebration in and of itself.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 06, 2012, 07:06:22 PM
    Box Office Milestone: 'Ted' Jumps $200 Mil Mark in North America

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    The pic is already one of the most successful R-rated comedies of all time, with numerous international markets yet to open. Director Seth MacFarlane's raunchy comedy Ted jumped the $200 million mark at the domestic box office this weekend in addition to scoring stellar numbers in key foreign markets.

    From Universal and Media Rights Capital, Ted has now earned $203.4 million in North America and will soon eclipse Wedding Crashers ($209.3 million) to become the No. 4 R-rated comedy of all time behind The Hangover ($277.3 million), The Hangover Part II ($254.8 million) and Beverly Hills Cop ($234.5 million).

    Ted -- starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, along with the MacFarlance-voiced teddy bear -- is rolling out slowly overseas. After enjoying big business, the comedy opened in another of other markets over the weekend for an early international total of $77.3 million. The pic's worldwide gross of $280.7 million lands it on the top ten list of R-rated comedies globally.

    The pic's international weekend gross was $32 million from 20 markets, including first-place finishes in the U.K., Germany, Russia, Austria Switzerland and Ukraine. Ted grossed $15.3 million from 508 screens in the U.K., the third-best showing ever for a Universal film behind the Bridge Jones sequel and King Kong. Germany turned in $7.4 million, the best debut of the year for a Universal title.

    The film will roll out in an additional 38 territories over the next few months.

    This goddamn thing is making boatloads of money, and would seem to have a decent shot at the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. I'm not interested enough to go see it at the theater, but I'll be dropping it into the Netflix queue. I've got a real love/hate thing going with MacFarlane. He's really become a creatively wretched parody of himself over the years. I don't really have anything to base it on, but I'm hoping this is somewhat of a return to better, funnier material.

    My stumbling block with this one is Marky Mark. I fucking hate that guy.

    Fair enough, but what about the Funky Bunch?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 06, 2012, 10:54:55 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/9WKix6P3A6M?version=3&hl=en_US

    Really gotta wonder how this turned out.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 07, 2012, 07:43:39 AM
    'Zero Dark Thirty' Trailer Teases Bigelow's Bin Laden Takedown Film

    http://www.youtube.com/v/EYFhFYoDAo4?version=3&hl=en_US

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    The last time Kathryn Bigelow traveled to the Middle East, it was a quiet trip that resulted in Oscar glory. Her next trip there has been considerably higher profile, and we're still months away from the resultant film's premiere.

    Debuting on Monday is the first trailer for Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, the hotly-anticipated film portrayal of the secret CIA missions that ultimately took down 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

    Bigelow is reunited here with screenwriter Mark Boal, who won an Oscar for his Hurt Locker screenplay; unlike that film, this movie has become a national flashpoint not for its portrayal of war and how soldiers cope (that part remains to be seen) but for how it's getting made in the first place. The wheels on Zero Dark Thirty were already in motion when bin Laden was killed in May, 2011, which led to a major about-face for the director-writer team.

    They received cooperation and information on the Seal Team Six mission into Pakistan from the Obama administration, something which has rankled Republicans, who have accused the White House of leaking confidential information to the pair. In order to avoid accusations of political agenda, the film is being released after the November election, on December 19; there is also no depiction of President Obama.

    The political context of this is interesting. I assume the accusations of political agenda would be of the "this is pro-Obama propaganda designed to help win him the election" variety.

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on August 07, 2012, 08:26:00 AM
    My stumbling block with this one is Marky Mark. I fucking hate that guy.

    Now you've done it.
    (http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=I4673010975244330)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 07, 2012, 08:27:16 AM
    The only agenda it needs is to be pro-shooting Bin Laden in the face.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 07, 2012, 08:33:20 AM
    The only agenda it needs is to be pro-shooting Bin Laden in the face.
    :clap: :clap:
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 07, 2012, 08:40:21 AM
    The only agenda it needs is to be pro-shooting Bin Laden in the face.

    Funny you mention that. Word has it special ops decided at the last minute that Operation Shoot Obama in the Face was a little too 'on the nose,' hence them going with Operation Neptune Spear.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on August 07, 2012, 09:15:09 AM
    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/57912/story-dracula-begins-found-footage-style-new-trilogy

    A Twilight influenced, found footage Dracula trilogy. YALL EXCITED?!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 07, 2012, 09:19:31 AM
    Funny you mention that. Word has it special ops decided at the last minute that Operation Shoot Obama in the Face was a little too 'on the nose,' hence them going with Operation Neptune Spear.
    No, the original plan for Operation Neptune Spear was to kill Bin laden by actually shoving a trident where the sun don't shine. That plan was ruined when a trigger happy soldier just shot him in the face.
    EDIT: Wait...maybe that was just the Asylum ripoff I just saw...
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 07, 2012, 09:24:06 AM
    The only agenda it needs is to be pro-shooting Bin Laden in the face.

    Funny you mention that. Word has it special ops decided at the last minute that Operation Shoot Obama in the Face was a little too 'on the nose,' hence them going with Operation Neptune Spear.

    Freudian slip?

    (http://i.imgur.com/A5h2d.gif)

    Oh my god. What the fuck is up with that?!?

    Seriously, I'm not getting nearly enough sleep lately, and it's really starting to manifest itself. I'm making all kinds of typos and shit; can't focus on anything. This chronic insomnia haze is not at all conducive to functionality.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on August 07, 2012, 09:32:58 AM
    I figured you were going through an insomnia jag. I got online at 7:30 this morning and you had just replied to something on Facebook, and I was like, Why in the world is DB up at this hour on the west coast.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 07, 2012, 09:35:39 AM
    The only agenda it needs is to be pro-shooting Bin Laden in the face.

    Funny you mention that. Word has it special ops decided at the last minute that Operation Shoot Obama in the Face was a little too 'on the nose,' hence them going with Operation Neptune Spear.

    Freudian slip?

    (http://i.imgur.com/A5h2d.gif)

    Oh my god. What the fuck is up with that?!?

    Seriously, I'm not getting nearly enough sleep lately, and it's really starting to manifest itself. I'm making all kinds of typos and shit; can't focus on anything. This chronic insomnia haze is not at all conducive to functionality.
    Ha ha, I didn't even see that.

    You are getting so sleep deprived and hazey, you are starting to think like a conservative! WAKE UP, MAN!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 07, 2012, 09:01:34 PM
    (http://i.imgur.com/PDi6W.jpg)

    Damn, Daniel Day-Lewis. You Lincoln!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 08, 2012, 03:26:09 AM
    I wonder what he's thinkin'.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on August 08, 2012, 05:39:17 AM
    I wonder what he's thinkin'.

    Knowing how DDL is, he's probably in serious thought about how to end slavery.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 08, 2012, 05:45:54 AM
    (http://i.imgur.com/PDi6W.jpg)
    I wonder what he's thinkin'.
    Goddamn this play is boring...
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on August 08, 2012, 05:47:57 AM
    how can i kill more vampires?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on August 08, 2012, 06:28:41 AM
    (http://i.imgur.com/PDi6W.jpg)
    I wonder what he's thinkin'.
    Goddamn this play is boring...

    Too soon!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 08, 2012, 06:46:41 AM
    how can i kill more vampires?

    (http://i.imgur.com/DygLf.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 08, 2012, 06:59:34 AM
    how can i kill more vampires?

    (http://i.imgur.com/DygLf.jpg)
    He would be smiling if he was thinking that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 08, 2012, 08:39:54 AM
    WOOHOO!!! New Paul Rudd movie.

    Kinda NSFW YouTube still.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Looks like fun.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 08, 2012, 01:29:08 PM
    ALBERT BROOKS.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Pak-Man on August 08, 2012, 04:09:37 PM
    I wonder what he's thinkin'.
    "What the heck have I been drinkin'?"
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on August 08, 2012, 05:13:36 PM
    I wonder what he's thinkin'.
    "What the heck have I been drinkin'?"

    "Is it water? Is it wine?"
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 08, 2012, 05:46:18 PM
    'ALF' Movie Lands at Sony Animation With 'Smurfs' Producer

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    Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire rights to the classic 1980s TV sitcom ALF and will develop the property into a CG-live action hybrid feature.

    Jordan Kerner, who produced SPA’s adaptation of 1980s Saturday morning cartoon staple The Smurfs and helped turn it into a hybrid blockbuster franchise, will produce the project with show creators Tom Patchett, a veteran of 1970s comedies, and puppeteer Paul Fusco.

    ALF stands for Alien Life Form, and the 80s sitcom centered on a friendly furry alien creature (a puppet), who crash landed on Earth and took up with a suburban family named the Tanners. ALF, whose name was later revealed as Gordon Shumway, is sarcastic and has an appetite for cats. He courts trouble with government forces that are on his tail. The show aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990 and lasted 102 episodes.

    Fusco voiced the character on the show and is expected return as the voice of ALF for the movie. In a long interview with THR in May, he expressed hope that an ALF movie would finally happen.

    No writer or director is attached.

    Remember Alf??? He's back...in CG live-action hybrid form.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on August 08, 2012, 05:48:29 PM
    gritty reboot? he came to earth to hunt cats, but found much better prey in... man! coming next fall, alf: the hunt.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 08, 2012, 07:04:55 PM
    'ALF' Movie Lands at Sony Animation With 'Smurfs' Producer

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    Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire rights to the classic 1980s TV sitcom ALF and will develop the property into a CG-live action hybrid feature.

    Jordan Kerner, who produced SPA’s adaptation of 1980s Saturday morning cartoon staple The Smurfs and helped turn it into a hybrid blockbuster franchise, will produce the project with show creators Tom Patchett, a veteran of 1970s comedies, and puppeteer Paul Fusco.

    ALF stands for Alien Life Form, and the 80s sitcom centered on a friendly furry alien creature (a puppet), who crash landed on Earth and took up with a suburban family named the Tanners. ALF, whose name was later revealed as Gordon Shumway, is sarcastic and has an appetite for cats. He courts trouble with government forces that are on his tail. The show aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990 and lasted 102 episodes.

    Fusco voiced the character on the show and is expected return as the voice of ALF for the movie. In a long interview with THR in May, he expressed hope that an ALF movie would finally happen.

    No writer or director is attached.

    Remember Alf??? He's back...in CG live-action hybrid form.
    UGH! Hey, I'll admit tht I liked Alf when I was a kid. It was one of the shows my whole family would get together to watch every week. But I really don't think a reboot is a good idea. And a CGI live action movie? Have ANY of those kinds of kids movies been any good?! Not to mention that Alf by design is easier to do as a little guy in a costume or puppetry. Why fuck with that?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on August 08, 2012, 07:12:43 PM
    'ALF' Movie Lands at Sony Animation With 'Smurfs' Producer

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    Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire rights to the classic 1980s TV sitcom ALF and will develop the property into a CG-live action hybrid feature.

    Jordan Kerner, who produced SPA’s adaptation of 1980s Saturday morning cartoon staple The Smurfs and helped turn it into a hybrid blockbuster franchise, will produce the project with show creators Tom Patchett, a veteran of 1970s comedies, and puppeteer Paul Fusco.

    ALF stands for Alien Life Form, and the 80s sitcom centered on a friendly furry alien creature (a puppet), who crash landed on Earth and took up with a suburban family named the Tanners. ALF, whose name was later revealed as Gordon Shumway, is sarcastic and has an appetite for cats. He courts trouble with government forces that are on his tail. The show aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990 and lasted 102 episodes.

    Fusco voiced the character on the show and is expected return as the voice of ALF for the movie. In a long interview with THR in May, he expressed hope that an ALF movie would finally happen.

    No writer or director is attached.

    Remember Alf??? He's back...in CG live-action hybrid form.
    UGH! Hey, I'll admit tht I liked Alf when I was a kid. It was one of the shows my whole family would get together to watch every week. But I really don't think a reboot is a good idea. And a CGI live action movie? Have ANY of those kinds of kids movies been any good?! Not to mention that Alf by design is easier to do as a little guy in a costume or puppetry. Why fuck with that?
    Awhile back, I watched Alf on DVD through Netflix and came across some episodes of the animated series in the Special Features and found that they hadn't aged well.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on August 08, 2012, 08:20:39 PM
    (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F57ObDYTpq8/TZsmU-Ajw1I/AAAAAAAABC8/3Sm4FWtCZqQ/s1600/young-eminem.png)

    "Hey.  What are you guys talkin about?"
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on August 08, 2012, 08:39:18 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/-CCbnpMCdds?version=3&hl=en_US
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 08, 2012, 09:34:59 PM
    Ben Affleck in talks to direct JLA?

    http://www.chud.com/103136/justice-league-of-affleck/ (http://www.chud.com/103136/justice-league-of-affleck/)

    Ironically, the thing that pops out at me most from this article is...there's a script already? I know they've been tossing the idea around for a few years, but I didn't think they had any scripts or even treatments they were close to happy with yet.

    I'm not familiar with any of the movies he's directed, other than that all of them have been said to be really good. And of all the issues that Daredevil had, I don't think Affleck was one of them. So I don't hold anything against him for that.

    Really, I'm mostly worried about the direction WB wants to take with having the JLA movie first and spinoff movies afterwords. I just imagine it getting too bogged down with explaining who these characters are before we can really get down to business.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Pak-Man on August 08, 2012, 10:07:44 PM
    OK. I admit it. An ALF movie actually sounds like something I have to see. I was big into ALF back in the day, and a part of me really wants to see him in action again.

    Why CG, though? 90% of ALF's cool came from the fact that he was a puppet...
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on August 09, 2012, 08:21:39 AM
    I bet Affleck restructures the JL so that Daredevil is in charge.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on August 09, 2012, 08:29:24 AM

    I'm not familiar with any of the movies he's directed

    You should check them out.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 09, 2012, 09:22:20 AM
    Sweet! I would love to go see this, but I am nowhere near Chicago.

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/58105/joe-dante-coming-chicagos-music-box-theater-friday-august-10th-hole-3d-and-gremlins-2-dou (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/58105/joe-dante-coming-chicagos-music-box-theater-friday-august-10th-hole-3d-and-gremlins-2-dou)

    If only Joe Dante would go to a screening like this on the east coast.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 09, 2012, 11:01:35 AM
    '3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom' Trailer: Lizzie Caplan in a Bikini, Ron Perlman Also in a Lovely Number

    Quote

    http://www.youtube.com/v/N7yDnrEFYaU

    No matter your tastes, 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom seems determined to get a "Hey, it's that person from that show I like!" out of you. The dark, offbeat indie comedy stars Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam, The IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd, Party Down's Lizzy Caplan, Whitney's Whitney, SNL's Nora Dunn, and former Law & Order/Sex and the City regular Chris Noth in a story that seems to focus primarily on avoiding the consequences of a sex tape between Hunnam and Caplan. Here's the film's trailer, in which at least two-thirds of said female cast appears on-screen in a bra made of candy and O'Dowd shares a kiss with a transgendered Ron Perlman. There's something for everyone!

    Looks kinda dumb, but it's got some really cool people in it. Also, I think I don't think I could pass up seeing Ron Perlman as a transgendered ex-con.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 09, 2012, 04:06:13 PM
    (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F57ObDYTpq8/TZsmU-Ajw1I/AAAAAAAABC8/3Sm4FWtCZqQ/s1600/young-eminem.png)

    "Hey.  What are you guys talkin about?"

    Is that Eminem?  Looks like him.

    And about the Alf movie, God help up all.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on August 09, 2012, 05:52:10 PM
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       Great news, Skeleton fans! Larry Blamire is setting things in motion for the third chapter in the bony anti-hero's big screen adventures, THE LOST SKELETON WALKS AMONG US! The Lost Skeleton also walks IN us if this preview of Larry's poster art is any hint! Mr. Blamire posted this detail frame on Facebook, firing the imaginations of his fans with ideas of what Dr. Paul Armstrong and the gang are in for this time! How long until the film is in the can? (More importantly for those of us in rural locations, how long until it hits disk?) I don't know about you, but I can hardly wait!

    http://rock-baker.blogspot.com/2012/01/movie-news-obey-lost-skeleton-again.html
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on August 09, 2012, 07:30:24 PM
    Is that Eminem?  Looks like him.

    Yes.  Yes, it is.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: gbeenie on August 09, 2012, 08:36:55 PM
    I wonder what he's thinkin'.

    I dunno... emancipatin' stuff, I guess...
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 10, 2012, 05:17:44 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/UoqlBHSePw0

    In which America is invaded by (country yet to be determined).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 10, 2012, 07:18:05 PM
    This was made so long ago, Thor hasn't learned how to get rid of his Australian accent yet.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 12, 2012, 03:07:48 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/XIZb50HiBCo?version=3&hl=en_US

    GAH! Apparently, Cronenberg apples don't fall far from the tree.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 14, 2012, 03:35:49 PM
    A remake of Ed Wood's Plan 9?  Yes, looks more like Dawn of the Dead to me though.

    http://plan9movie.com/trailer.html
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 14, 2012, 04:46:58 PM
    A remake of Ed Wood's Plan 9?  Yes, looks more like Dawn of the Dead to me though.

    http://plan9movie.com/trailer.html
    Isn't James Rolfe (the Angry Video Game Nerd) in that?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ManUnderMask on August 14, 2012, 08:04:43 PM
    A remake of Ed Wood's Plan 9?  Yes, looks more like Dawn of the Dead to me though.
    http://plan9movie.com/trailer.html

    That's an old trailer that they filmed before even starting production on the movie.

    And yes, James Rolfe is in it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Zombie Monty on August 15, 2012, 01:54:12 PM
    Indiana Jones Marathon at AMC theaters September 15th.

    All four films on the big screen again for only $25.  I am so there!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 15, 2012, 02:09:48 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/XIZb50HiBCo?version=3&hl=en_US

    GAH! Apparently, Cronenberg apples don't fall far from the tree.

    Makes me hopeful.  Hopefully, this is more Zowie Bowie than Jennifer Lynch (to misquote Lisa Simpson "Poor Mrs. Lynch, she tries so hard.")
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 15, 2012, 02:49:53 PM
    The guy who directed the Grey or the A-Team movie won't be doing Daredevil... at least not for Fox, since it looks like the deadline is about to run out and Marvel will get film rights on the character again.  While he hasn't had the best track record, I do like the direction he was going in:

    (from the Onion AV Club)
    Quote
    With Marvel having rejected Fox's request for a rights extension, and the studios unwilling to work out a comic-book trade even with a couple of Fruit Roll-Ups and a nudie mag thrown in, Variety speculates that Daredevil is now poised to revert back to Disney/Marvel on October 10 as rumored, leaving the status of any possible reboot an open question to which the only certain answer is "No Ben Affleck." While no official statement has been made yet, the belief that Marvel will simply reabsorb the title is a logical progression stemming from a series of tweets made by director Joe Carnahan, who yesterday told fans that he believed his "idea for a certain retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero went up in smoke today kids," adding that, though he felt the "pitch was tremendous and everyone flipped for it," ultimately "the clock ticked down at Fox" on getting the script together before the deadline, and "that's why it went tits up."

    He did put together a cool sizzle reel using footage from other movies to try to sell his idea, and I got to say, it got me excited for a retro-Daredevil movie.  Or a retro-Luke Cage movie.  What do you guys think:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/_j5rb3R5iWs

    And a slightly (very slightly) different version:
    http://www.youtube.com/v/92cVd9HalHs

    BTW, if Marvel wants to use a new villain or villains this time around for a gritty retro-Daredevil, here's a short list:

    The Rose (who is secretly the Kingpin's son)
    The Owl
    The Enforcers (let's face it, I love 'em but this is the only super-hero they stand a chance against)
    The Gladiator (you can play up the delusion aspect and make him a Travis Bickle/Rupert Pupkin villain)
    The Big Man (a bit more generic and obscure, but it could tie him in with the Bugle and introduce the Enforcers)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 16, 2012, 09:06:43 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/XvuNfq5vN-w?version=3&hl=en_US

    This looks pretty entertaining. Good cast and some characters that look like they lend themselves to eccentric performances.


    Joss Whedon Urges Boycott of Mike Birbiglia's 'Sleepwalk With Me'

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    In a new video released to YouTube, the long-time cult TV creator-turned-tentpole director urges his rabid fan base to boycott comedian Mike Birbiglia's upcoming film, Sleepwalk With Me. Here's the deal: Whedon's Avengers debuted on over 4,000 screens, and is now the third highest-earning film of all time, but is now down to under 500 screens (over three months since its release, of course). Meanwhile, Sleepwalk has had its original order of 30 opening screens more than doubled, with even more on tap if the film does well.

    It's Whedon's goal to be Joss the Comedian Slayer.

    It's all fun and games, of course; Whedon is always supporting indie projects -- he has his own homemade, black and white Much Ado About Nothing coming out, in fact.

    And, besides, he has little to worry about; the chances are slim that Sleepwalk will match Avengers' $1.46 billion worldwide.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/pj6_020FFXU?version=3&hl=en_US

     :D
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: gbeenie on August 16, 2012, 12:10:07 PM
    Indiana Jones Marathon at AMC theaters September 15th.

    All four films on the big screen again for only $25.  I am so there!

    I'm going for the deluxe package: the first three films for $35.   ;)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 16, 2012, 12:56:23 PM
    Disney Sets Release Date for 'Avengers 2'

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    Disney has set May 1, 2015, as the release date for Marvel Studios' sequel to The Avengers.

    The studio is in production on Iron Man 3 -- Disney said Thursday that star Robert Downey Jr. hurt his ankle on-set, causing a slight production delay -- and will release the threequel May 3.

    After that, Marvel plans to release sequels Thor: The Dark World on Nov. 8, 2013, and Captain America: The Winder Soldier on April 4, 2014. Next will be a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which still is seeking a director. The release date for Guardians is Aug. 1, 2014.

    IT'S A GIANT SPIDER INVASION OF SUPERHERO MOVIES AT MENARDS!!!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on August 17, 2012, 08:56:38 AM
    Upon seeing the cast list for the Robocop remake (2013), I got excited. I mean, Hugh Laurie (:heart throb:), Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson....it should be awesome right?

    Then I found out some plot details and I'm a sad panda now.

    Edit: Oh! I'm also holding my breathing in hope that "The Wolverine" won't suck like "Origins" did. I don't know who's set to direct it now (it's been thru quite  a few hands) but I hope them concentrating on his time in the Far East will make for a really damned good movie. I, personally, love Hugh Jack as Wolverine (and...LOVE Hugh Jackman so I may be biased heh). I think he IS Logan you know? I couldn't picture anyone else being him. It just sucks that he's a good actor but was given poop to work with (Xmen 3 and Origins, I'm looking your way). So..lets hope huh?


    NashaWriter - Wolverine fan-girl before it was cool.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 18, 2012, 11:30:57 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/5m1UCWwp1tU

    "Should be a quiet weekend." Or, should it?

    Arnold gets to do the "I'm gettin' too old for this shit" routine!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on August 18, 2012, 11:35:24 AM
    Upon seeing the cast list for the Robocop remake (2013), I got excited. I mean, Hugh Laurie (:heart throb:), Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson....it should be awesome right?

    Then I found out some plot details and I'm a sad panda now.

    Edit: Oh! I'm also holding my breathing in hope that "The Wolverine" won't suck like "Origins" did. I don't know who's set to direct it now (it's been thru quite  a few hands) but I hope them concentrating on his time in the Far East will make for a really damned good movie. I, personally, love Hugh Jack as Wolverine (and...LOVE Hugh Jackman so I may be biased heh). I think he IS Logan you know? I couldn't picture anyone else being him. It just sucks that he's a good actor but was given poop to work with (Xmen 3 and Origins, I'm looking your way). So..lets hope huh?


    NashaWriter - Wolverine fan-girl before it was cool.


    Thanks for sharing all those Robocop plot details!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on August 18, 2012, 11:56:36 AM
    Upon seeing the cast list for the Robocop remake (2013), I got excited. I mean, Hugh Laurie (:heart throb:), Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson....it should be awesome right?

    Then I found out some plot details and I'm a sad panda now.

    Edit: Oh! I'm also holding my breathing in hope that "The Wolverine" won't suck like "Origins" did. I don't know who's set to direct it now (it's been thru quite  a few hands) but I hope them concentrating on his time in the Far East will make for a really damned good movie. I, personally, love Hugh Jack as Wolverine (and...LOVE Hugh Jackman so I may be biased heh). I think he IS Logan you know? I couldn't picture anyone else being him. It just sucks that he's a good actor but was given poop to work with (Xmen 3 and Origins, I'm looking your way). So..lets hope huh?


    NashaWriter - Wolverine fan-girl before it was cool.


    Thanks for sharing all those Robocop plot details!


    :P I'd figured anything I say, especially when it comes to movies, isn't new here. But, this website can explain what's going on better then I can.

    http://screenrant.com/robocop-2013-script-details-review/

    Long story short, Al-Qaeda and terrorists are now involved. Maybe it won't suck, but...I don't as optimistic as I once was.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 19, 2012, 11:51:25 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/rpMxOjUjweA?version=3&hl=en_US

    Stolen, not to be confused with Taken. Or, is it?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on August 19, 2012, 01:02:59 PM
    At first I was like "Really? That was a quick rip-off"...

    but then I was more like, "Eh, seems like a better movie Nic has done in awhile".
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on August 19, 2012, 02:50:36 PM
    They should call it, Gone in 60 Minutes.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on August 20, 2012, 12:14:22 PM
    "Unforgiven" will be remade into a Samurai period drama:

    http://www.slashfilm.com/ken-watanabe-to-star-in-japanese-unforgiven-remake/#more-134660 (http://www.slashfilm.com/ken-watanabe-to-star-in-japanese-unforgiven-remake/#more-134660)

    I'm really psyched about this. I'm a huge fan of "The Magnificent Seven" and "Fistful of Dollars" so I'm really interested in how this turns out.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Bob on August 20, 2012, 12:20:26 PM
    "Unforgiven" will be remade into a Samurai period drama:

    http://www.slashfilm.com/ken-watanabe-to-star-in-japanese-unforgiven-remake/#more-134660 (http://www.slashfilm.com/ken-watanabe-to-star-in-japanese-unforgiven-remake/#more-134660)

    I'm really psyched about this. I'm a huge fan of "The Magnificent Seven" and "Fistful of Dollars" so I'm really interested in how this turns out.

    Agreed.   And I loved "Unforgiven", so the change of background could use the great characters wonderfully.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: bigheadtodd82 on August 20, 2012, 12:37:18 PM
    Personally my taste has been sullied for "remakes, re-imaginings, prequels" etc. If they're good, great. I'm just gonna wait for the blu-ray anyway.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on August 20, 2012, 02:21:56 PM
    Those Robocop spoilers were hilarious, so many angry hashtags
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on August 20, 2012, 02:42:01 PM
    I'm honestly afraid the new Robocop (if it fails) will ruin any future career Hugh Laurie has in the states.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on August 20, 2012, 02:48:27 PM
    I'm honestly afraid the new Robocop (if it fails) will ruin any future career Hugh Laurie has in the states.

    I hope so. Then he can get back to doing good stuff in the UK instead of shit here.


    .....I like the cut of your jib Imrahil.

    I change my original comment.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on August 20, 2012, 05:23:30 PM
    There's got to be some sort of project that Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry can get back together on, surely?

    I've got it!  Make Stephen Fry the next Doctor Who.  Hugh Laurie can be his companion.   :)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 20, 2012, 05:35:48 PM
    People who would make great Doctor Who's aside from Fry and Laurie.

    Richard Ayoade (shame that instead he went with the Watch).
    Benedict Cumberbatch (I might be way wrong, but I thought I heard he might be the next Master)
    Cillian Murphy

    And if there was an American Doctor:
    Neil Patrick Harris
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on August 20, 2012, 05:49:25 PM
    Benedict Cumberbatch (I might be way wrong, but I thought I heard he might be the next Master)

    that's the rumour, but i think it's more just fanboys squeeing over the idea than anything resembling reality. :(
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 20, 2012, 05:50:35 PM
    Benedict Cumberbatch (I might be way wrong, but I thought I heard he might be the next Master)

    that's the rumour, but i think it's more just fanboys squeeing over the idea than anything resembling reality. :(

    See, I see him as a modern day version of Tom Baker.  Prettier, of course.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 20, 2012, 05:57:34 PM
    Agreed.  I haven't seen that much Grant, but what I had, I liked him a lot.  Captain Star was sadly underrated.  Grant has portrayed the Doctor in unofficial capacities: The Curse of Fatal Death and an internet cartoon.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 20, 2012, 09:25:02 PM
    Back to talkin' remakes:

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/samuel-l-jackson-bruce-hornsby-together-at-last-in,84046/


    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Eh, Jackson is an interesting choice, but I think they should have gone with someone sort of shlubby so it's more surprising to see him as an angry, revenge seeking ass-kicker.  With Spike Lee, it'll be interesting to see what he does with it, though he can be hit or miss as a director.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: bigheadtodd82 on August 21, 2012, 04:09:05 AM
    People who would make great Doctor Who's aside from Fry and Laurie.

    Richard Ayoade (shame that instead he went with the Watch).
    Benedict Cumberbatch (I might be way wrong, but I thought I heard he might be the next Master)
    Cillian Murphy

    And if there was an American Doctor:
    Neil Patrick Harris
    Sorry to go against the grain here, but i'd rather see Mr. Bean as the next Doctor, with teddy as his companion. As for an american doctor, how about Nathan Fillion(?) from Firefly?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on August 21, 2012, 04:51:27 AM
    Sorry to go against the grain here, but i'd rather see Mr. Bean as the next Doctor, with teddy as his companion. As for an american doctor, how about Nathan Fillion(?) from Firefly?

    he'd be a much better doctor eh, with london the dog as his companion.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: bigheadtodd82 on August 21, 2012, 04:53:21 AM
    I never watched Firefly actually lol. He just looks like a "Doctor" IMHO
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on August 21, 2012, 05:30:42 AM
    No! No Americans as Doctor Who!

    Why, that'd be like an English Batman, Spider-Man or Superman!

    Unthinkable!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: bigheadtodd82 on August 21, 2012, 05:32:00 AM
    No! No Americans as Doctor Who!

    Why, that'd be like an English Batman, Spider-Man or Superman!

    Unthinkable!
    Now I wouldn't mind seeing a one-off of those :o
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on August 21, 2012, 08:16:16 AM
    No! No Americans as Doctor Who!

    Why, that'd be like an English Batman, Spider-Man or Superman!

    Unthinkable!

    Yes, you limey bastards are taking our superheros, but we've still got your drugged out detective played by an American!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on August 21, 2012, 08:52:17 AM
    No! No Americans as Doctor Who!

    Why, that'd be like an English Batman, Spider-Man or Superman!

    Unthinkable!

    Yes, you limey bastards are taking our superheros, but we've still got your drugged out detective played by an American!

    You can have it.  We still have the best onscreen Sherlock.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 21, 2012, 09:11:43 AM
    Why, that'd be like an English Batman!

    Hey, I like English Batman.

    (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_D7hwxComW-I/TPLz-k3PLoI/AAAAAAAADXw/mxCCiKjYxBw/s1600/knight-and-squire.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on August 21, 2012, 11:26:36 AM
    No! No Americans as Doctor Who!

    Why, that'd be like an English Batman, Spider-Man or Superman!

    Unthinkable!

    Yes, you limey bastards are taking our superheros, but we've still got your drugged out detective played by an American!

    You can have it.  We still have the best onscreen Sherlock.

    And we still have the best onscreen Batman and Superman.  I am of course referring to Val Kilmer and Dean Cain respectively.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: bigheadtodd82 on August 21, 2012, 11:38:52 AM
    No! No Americans as Doctor Who!

    Why, that'd be like an English Batman, Spider-Man or Superman!

    Unthinkable!

    Yes, you limey bastards are taking our superheros, but we've still got your drugged out detective played by an American!

    You can have it.  We still have the best onscreen Sherlock.

    And we still have the best onscreen Batman and Superman.  I am of course referring to Val Kilmer and Dean Cain respectively.
    Aww. Tom Welling get no Supes love :'(
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 21, 2012, 12:03:27 PM
    Why can't there be an american Doctor?  Ferners keep taking our superhero roles

    They even took Superman, who's next?  Captain America?

    Although I am looking forward to seeing Henry Cavill as Superman, he's super freaking hot
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Rainbow Dash on August 21, 2012, 05:40:54 PM
    Why can't there be an american Doctor?  Ferners keep taking our superhero roles

    They even took Superman, who's next?  Captain America?

    Although I am looking forward to seeing Henry Cavill as Superman, he's super freaking hot

    I hate the new costume.  Give the guy a red belt to break up all the blue.  Looks terrible.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: bigheadtodd82 on August 22, 2012, 04:05:46 AM
    Make him fight Bizarro, then i'll watch it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 22, 2012, 07:12:44 AM
    Or at least talk with Bizarro.

    (http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk87/screensurfer/ASSBizzaro.png)

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 22, 2012, 09:19:37 AM
    Why can't there be an american Doctor?  Ferners keep taking our superhero roles

    They even took Superman, who's next?  Captain America?

    Although I am looking forward to seeing Henry Cavill as Superman, he's super freaking hot

    I hate the new costume.  Give the guy a red belt to break up all the blue.  Looks terrible.

    I keep thinking he's a naked dude in socks.

    Quick note: the Red Hot Chile Peppers are not super-heroes.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 22, 2012, 02:23:07 PM
    (http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads//2012/08/daniel-day-lewis-lincoln.jpeg?848685)

    Whatever it is he's thinking, he's thinking the fuck out of it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on August 26, 2012, 03:31:03 PM

    http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/08/michael-bay-ninja-turtles-script-leak/

    If this is real... so glad they are getting a new direction/script.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: bigheadtodd82 on August 27, 2012, 04:57:43 AM
    Best movie ever.....
    (http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x148/paul3rd_bucket/Turtle_soup_300.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 27, 2012, 03:34:56 PM
    Cool! Joe Dante's THE HOLE to finally be released theatrically (and in 3D!) in the US:

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/57953 (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/57953)

    I already own this on DVD, but I would love to see it in the theater and in 3D, as it was filmed in 3D.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 28, 2012, 09:24:11 AM
    Jon Turtletaub to direct comedy about a boy raised by whales who becomes an olympic swimmer:
    http://www.chud.com/105226/only-a-national-treasure-could-direct-a-whale-raised-olympic-swimmer-comedy-from-15-years-ago/ (http://www.chud.com/105226/only-a-national-treasure-could-direct-a-whale-raised-olympic-swimmer-comedy-from-15-years-ago/)

    I know it's a comdey and all, but..HOW DO YOU GET RAISED BY WHALES?!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on August 28, 2012, 06:47:23 PM

    http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/08/michael-bay-ninja-turtles-script-leak/

    If this is real... so glad they are getting a new direction/script.

    From Peter Laird

    Quote
    Someone else alerted me to the existence of this script, and I just a few minutes ago finished reading it. If it is, in fact, the actual draft that was rejected and caused the production of the next TMNT movie to be pushed back to 2014 because the script was unsatisfactory, then I think all true TMNT fans should be grateful to the new “powers that be” that they did not allow this wretched thing to go any further. It could definitely be taken as a good sign if that is the case. It reminds me of one of the reasons I am glad to not own the property anymore… because I don’t have to tear what little hair I have left out while trying to fix junk like this.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 28, 2012, 08:36:01 PM
    The Master:  The Final Trailer!

    http://www.youtube.com/v/rsuWiutfkxk
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 29, 2012, 09:54:52 AM
    So is Iron Sky ever going to get a wide release her in the US? I just found out on Box Office Mojo that it got a release to 4 theaters in July.

    I was really looking forward to that movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on August 29, 2012, 10:01:03 AM
    It's pretty patchy, there's some fun republican bullshit stuff but there's also a really cheap subplot that took away from it for me,
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 29, 2012, 10:05:39 AM
    It's pretty patchy, there's some fun republican bullshit stuff but there's also a really cheap subplot that took away from it for me,
    I am concerned about the politics stuff they had in the trailers. But I do want to see it in a theater. Unless all the epic space Nazi shots were mostly in the trailer.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on August 29, 2012, 10:16:51 AM
    It's pretty patchy, there's some fun republican bullshit stuff but there's also a really cheap subplot that took away from it for me,
    I am concerned about the politics stuff they had in the trailers. But I do want to see it in a theater. Unless all the epic space Nazi shots were mostly in the trailer.

    No, there's a big space battle for sure
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 29, 2012, 10:25:32 AM
    It's pretty patchy, there's some fun republican bullshit stuff but there's also a really cheap subplot that took away from it for me,
    I am concerned about the politics stuff they had in the trailers. But I do want to see it in a theater. Unless all the epic space Nazi shots were mostly in the trailer.

    No, there's a big space battle for sure
    Cool.


    I am also really looking forward to Wreck-It Ralph. Just found out that isn't in theaters till November.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on August 29, 2012, 07:07:20 PM
    So, apprently Hugh Laurie is no longer on the Robocop Remake. There's talk Michael Keaton may be filling in.

    I think Mr Laurie was hearing the rumors that this movie is doomed to fail and is trying to save his post-House career....good! I want to see more of him!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on August 29, 2012, 11:05:08 PM
    It's pretty patchy, there's some fun republican bullshit stuff but there's also a really cheap subplot that took away from it for me,
    I am concerned about the politics stuff they had in the trailers. But I do want to see it in a theater. Unless all the epic space Nazi shots were mostly in the trailer.

    No, there's a big space battle for sure
    Cool.


    I am also really looking forward to Wreck-It Ralph. Just found out that isn't in theaters till November.

    Yeah, the trailer for that looks awesome.  Kind of a Roger Rabbit for gamers in some ways (although not in storyline obviously)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 31, 2012, 09:04:01 AM
    Now this sounds pretty awesome! A documentary about actors and actresses in man-in-suit monster movies.

    http://www.chud.com/105490/support-this-awesome-men-in-suits-doc-about-the-guys-inside-godzilla-gill-man-predator-and-more/ (http://www.chud.com/105490/support-this-awesome-men-in-suits-doc-about-the-guys-inside-godzilla-gill-man-predator-and-more/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 06, 2012, 07:09:19 AM
    The Hansel and Gretal trailer just got released the other day. Hooboy, does this look BAD! It couldn't look more like a sequel to Van Helsing if they had Carl the Friar toddling through the entire trailer.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/0wr5vmbgq8c?version=3&hl=en_US


    Which means only one thing. It MUST be riffed by Quiptracks eventually.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 06, 2012, 07:37:51 AM
    I'm surprised that Jeremy Renner would sign up for that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 06, 2012, 07:43:37 AM
    I'm surprised that Jeremy Renner would sign up for that.
    It would have been filmed before Avengers made him a name star. Not sure his career was going so gangbusters before then that he could turn down a role in a tentpole movie, even one as clearly bad as Hansel & Gretal.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 06, 2012, 07:47:59 AM
    It is after he received an Oscar nom for the Hurt Locker.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 06, 2012, 09:45:50 AM
    Hansel? HANsel?

    He's so hot right now.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on September 06, 2012, 09:59:45 AM
    Hansel? HANsel?

    Is this a Zoolander reference or a Bugs Bunny reference? I, for years wondered why in a cartoon where Bugs met Hansel and Gretel, Bugs just wondered around repeating his name over and over again.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 06, 2012, 10:17:06 AM
    I'm the product of my generation with that comeback, not gonna lie. It's practically a knee-jerk reaction at this point.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on September 06, 2012, 04:33:03 PM
    In the words of Norman....."UGH".


    The Christmas Story 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHJNBZ2rrMM
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 06, 2012, 04:39:08 PM
    In the words of Norman....."UGH".


    The Christmas Story 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHJNBZ2rrMM
    Oh wow...that preemptively ruined my holidays.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 06, 2012, 04:48:09 PM
    In the words of Norman....."UGH".


    The Christmas Story 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHJNBZ2rrMM

    I'm worried that one of my siblings will buy this for my dad for Christmas.  Maybe I'll tell them all that I'm buying it for him, then "change my mind".
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 06, 2012, 04:50:29 PM
    In the words of Norman....."UGH".


    The Christmas Story 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHJNBZ2rrMM
    Oh wow...that preemptively ruined my holidays.
    On the plus side, you just know this will eventually be on Mike J's Shameful Sequels.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on September 07, 2012, 04:20:59 PM
    Christian Bale...class act once again.

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/172587-christian-bale-fulfills-sick-childs-wish-of-meeting-batman
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on September 07, 2012, 04:34:36 PM
    good with kids, not so good with technicians. interesting.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on September 08, 2012, 02:57:04 AM
    good with kids, not so good with technicians. interesting.

    I just think he went loopy when he realised he was actually making Terminator Salvation.  Alongside Sam Worthington.  That'd drive anyone crazy.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 09, 2012, 02:51:12 AM
    good with kids, not so good with technicians. interesting.

    I just think he went loopy when he realised he was actually making Terminator Salvation.  Alongside Sam Worthington.  That'd drive anyone crazy.

    Yeah, in all seriousness, that one incident seems to be a poor example of his actual character (didn't help it came right after that incident with his sister and mother). He's apparently been pretty enjoyable and charming everywhere else.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on September 09, 2012, 02:57:01 PM
    The title is Star Trek Into Darkness?

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/172589-is-jj-abrams-taking-a-star-trek-into-darkness

    That's an awful title.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 09, 2012, 03:17:09 PM
    The title is Star Trek Into Darkness?

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/172589-is-jj-abrams-taking-a-star-trek-into-darkness

    That's an awful title.
    Not even a colon? It's not Star Trek: Into Darkness?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Bob on September 09, 2012, 03:24:58 PM
    The title is Star Trek Into Darkness?

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/172589-is-jj-abrams-taking-a-star-trek-into-darkness

    That's an awful title.
    Not even a colon? It's not Star Trek: Into Darkness?

    But it's coming out just before my 50th birthday next year, so it will rock!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on September 09, 2012, 05:50:39 PM
    At least if things are going to be so dark, we shouldnt have lens flares every 30 seconds.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on September 09, 2012, 06:10:23 PM
    oooo, like a planetarium!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 18, 2012, 08:33:49 PM
    James Gunn will be directing Guardians of the Galaxy.  Suddenly I'm very interested.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/james-gunn-confirms-hes-directing-marvels-guardian,85086/

    Quote
    It's been assumed for weeks now that Super and Slither director James Gunn would direct Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy movie, with even Joss Whedon stepping in to praise both Gunn's "twisted" take on the comic and his love for space-faring raccoons. But nothing's been officially confirmed until now, with Gunn finally acknowledging what most already knew and accepted, then stopped thinking about because they have their own lives to live: "Last night I got the go-ahead from Kevin Feige to let you all know that, yes, indeed, I am rewriting and directing Guardians Of The Galaxy," Gunn said on his Facebook page, adding, "As a lifelong lover of Marvel comics, space epics, AND raccoons, this is the movie I’ve been waiting to make since I was nine years old." We are obviously going to be hearing a lot about raccoons between now and August 2014.

    I'm sure Rocket Raccoon will be well realized, but I'm hoping this crew includes Groot!

    (http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp269/fantasticfangirls/Jennifer/groot.jpg)

    ...That's... that's all he says.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on September 18, 2012, 10:25:24 PM
    Oh cool! I really liked both the movies he's directed. 

    Marvel continues to make a lot of interesting and exciting choices, it's great to see.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 19, 2012, 07:17:17 AM
    James Gunn is the guy who's no longer having sex with Jenna Fischer, right? Yeah, I don't think I'm interested in him.

    So you base your interest in directors based on where their dicks are going?

    Marvel continues to make a lot of interesting and exciting choices, it's great to see.

    Yeah, with Joss Whedon, Edgar Wright and James Gunn, there's definitely some really interesting stuff coming up.

    Marvel, if you ever do a movie based on one of your horror characters, please get Don Coscarelli to direct.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 19, 2012, 07:31:22 AM
    James Gunn is the guy who's no longer having sex with Jenna Fischer, right? Yeah, I don't think I'm interested in him.

    So you base your interest in directors based on where their dicks are going?


    Well, I have no interest in directors at all really. So no.

    Then why say anything at all.  Admit it, you just wanted to talk about Jenna Fischer.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on September 19, 2012, 07:49:04 AM
    Well, it's ending soon, so I expect her to at least get her own show.  And it's got to be a comedy, right?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on September 19, 2012, 07:52:06 AM
    Well, it's ending soon, so I expect her to at least get her own show.  And it's got to be a comedy, right?

    Maybe she can appear on game of thrones.

    I know what that's code for.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 19, 2012, 09:50:57 AM
    Well, it's ending soon, so I expect her to at least get her own show.  And it's got to be a comedy, right?

    Maybe she can appear on game of thrones.

    I know what that's code for.

    Toilet musical chairs?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on September 19, 2012, 09:54:35 AM
    Well, it's ending soon, so I expect her to at least get her own show.  And it's got to be a comedy, right?

    Maybe she can appear on game of thrones.

    I know what that's code for.

    Toilet musical chairs?

    does that involve beans?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 19, 2012, 09:59:16 AM
    Well, it's ending soon, so I expect her to at least get her own show.  And it's got to be a comedy, right?

    Maybe she can appear on game of thrones.

    I know what that's code for.

    Toilet musical chairs?

    does that involve beans?
    Has this turned into the Questions Only thread?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 19, 2012, 11:16:40 AM
    Well, it's ending soon, so I expect her to at least get her own show.  And it's got to be a comedy, right?

    Maybe she can appear on game of thrones.

    I know what that's code for.

    Toilet musical chairs?

    does that involve beans?
    Has this turned into the Questions Only thread?
    Do you really wanna know?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on September 19, 2012, 04:04:39 PM
    Well, it's ending soon, so I expect her to at least get her own show.  And it's got to be a comedy, right?

    Maybe she can appear on game of thrones.

    I know what that's code for.

    Toilet musical chairs?

    does that involve beans?
    Has this turned into the Questions Only thread?
    Do you really wanna know?

    No.  I, for one, would like to see Alison Brie "join the cast of Game of Thrones."
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 20, 2012, 08:19:38 PM
    I want to believe that this will be good, but this has sort of a Ladykillers/Intolerable Cruelty stink on it.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/aIBBZLxnQDE

    Still, A Rickman/Firth pairing is quite promising.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on September 20, 2012, 08:27:39 PM
    I want to believe that this will be good, but this has sort of a Ladykillers/Intolerable Cruelty stink on it.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/aIBBZLxnQDE

    Still, A Rickman/Firth pairing is quite promising.

    At first I was disappointed because this wasn't a Gambit from Marvel Origins movie, then I saw Alan Rickman sporting his 'goods'....and I was happy. Looks pretty funny.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 20, 2012, 08:30:15 PM
    I want to believe that this will be good, but this has sort of a Ladykillers/Intolerable Cruelty stink on it.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/aIBBZLxnQDE

    Still, A Rickman/Firth pairing is quite promising.
    Yeah, not too sure about that. Diaz is particularly aweful in it. Whoever told her to do that accent should be shot.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on September 20, 2012, 09:12:12 PM
    I want to believe that this will be good, but this has sort of a Ladykillers/Intolerable Cruelty stink on it.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/aIBBZLxnQDE

    Still, A Rickman/Firth pairing is quite promising.

    The fact it's Coens is enough to convince me, although now I really want a  Malkovich/Rickman crazy-old man off.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on September 25, 2012, 03:31:45 PM
    Matthew Libatique, cinematographer for Darren Aronofsky's Noah, gives us our first look of the inside of the boat. 
    (http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1808az1i47b06jpg/original.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on September 25, 2012, 03:46:15 PM
    Matthew Libatique, cinematographer for Darren Aronofsky's Noah, gives us our first look of the inside of the boat. 
    (http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1808az1i47b06jpg/original.jpg)

    Ohhh..Darren Aronofsky? Does this mean Hugh Jackman will be in it? :D Will he be one of the two wolverines Noah needs for the ark?

    -I apologize for the horrible joke-
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 25, 2012, 08:39:51 PM
    Matthew Libatique, cinematographer for Darren Aronofsky's Noah, gives us our first look of the inside of the boat. 
    (http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1808az1i47b06jpg/original.jpg)

    Snakes...why'd it have to be snakes?

    Now for all species of earwigs.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on September 26, 2012, 08:22:28 AM
    I'm wondering if maybe Noah fed the unicorns to the snakes.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 26, 2012, 09:34:12 AM
    Has anybody actually seen this movie? It looks awesome from the trailer. Is the movie anywhere near as good as advertised?
    EDIT: Oops, this is the right picture:

    (http://i.imgur.com/BeHuol.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on September 26, 2012, 10:47:38 AM
    No, but that poster fucking rules.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on September 26, 2012, 10:57:58 AM
    Adrian Veidt's favourite movie  :D
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 26, 2012, 11:44:47 AM
    No, but that poster fucking rules.

    Yeah, even if the movie was terrible I'd still want one of those on my wall.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 26, 2012, 12:08:38 PM
    Patrick Stewart Teases a Return to X-Men
    Quote from: comingsoon.net
    Since the release of X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006, there have been many rumors about a fourth entry in the franchise even after the release of the Wolverine solo film and the prequel X-Men: First Class. Newsarama is now reporting that Patrick Stewart basically said he's coming back, but in which film?

    At the 2012 Montreal Comic Convention, he was asked by a fan about returning to the series and he replied "I think there is every possibility" and then began to say the names of his female co-stars "Halle Berry! Famke Janssen! Rebecca Stamos! Anna Paquin!" Stewart then said, "yes, I'll be reprising..."

    While this is not official and frankly might be Patrick Stewart messing with all of us, could we see him return to the big screen in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past? Check back here for more details as they emerge.

    I don't care what you say.  I didn't have any major problems with the third movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 26, 2012, 03:18:26 PM
    Really?

    Yes.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 27, 2012, 05:25:26 AM
    Patrick Stewart Teases a Return to X-Men
    Quote from: comingsoon.net
    Since the release of X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006, there have been many rumors about a fourth entry in the franchise even after the release of the Wolverine solo film and the prequel X-Men: First Class. Newsarama is now reporting that Patrick Stewart basically said he's coming back, but in which film?

    At the 2012 Montreal Comic Convention, he was asked by a fan about returning to the series and he replied "I think there is every possibility" and then began to say the names of his female co-stars "Halle Berry! Famke Janssen! Rebecca Stamos! Anna Paquin!" Stewart then said, "yes, I'll be reprising..."

    While this is not official and frankly might be Patrick Stewart messing with all of us, could we see him return to the big screen in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past? Check back here for more details as they emerge.

    I don't care what you say.  I didn't have any major problems with the third movie.

    Really?

    Not even Cyclops dying off camera because... *shrug*

    Not even Professor X dying because... seriously, in what way was trying to remove Patrick Stewart from the franchise a good idea?

    Not even the last scene that shows that the very point of the movie Macguffin was completely pointless (also, maybe I missed it, but why didn't they throw Magneto's hatless ass in jail).

    Not even the Juggernaut's Home Alone-style defeat.

    Or the fact that we finally get guys like Colossus and Angel stepping up who turn out to be total non-characters.

    I'm sorry, that movies making me angry again.  And it's not like I hated Brett Ratner like I do now.  I just thought nothing of him and wanted to see him prove himself.  Apparently as a terrible decision maker.

    Also, you had KELSEY GRAMMER AS THE BEAST AND YOU WASTED IT!  GAWD DAMMIT!

    And you know what, Bryan Singer, I'm going to place some of the blame on you too.  X-Men 2 was great and you left to do a really weak Superman movie and resulted 2 lame super-heroes getting made instead of one good one.

    And no, I'm not angry at Kete for liking the movie.  He's cool, though in this instance, his taste confounds me.  People are allowed to like and defend whatever they want.  But this movie really angered me AND ruined a lot of what they were building in the other films in order to create a big ugly mess.

    *sigh*

    Sorry, everyone.  I've gotten off track.  Looking forward to seeing Days of Future Past if it's a good movie and of the original cast returns.  PLEASE use time travel to undo X3.  Not even because I hate it, but Cyclops and Prof X deserved a lot better.  Also, I think Cyclops is a good character who is hard to write, but he never got to shine in any of the X-Men movies, sadly.  James Marsden is a decent actor and I think he can do more this the character.

    Also, a quick list of things I want to see:

    - Sentinels.  Lots of them.  Also, please make them purple and pink, or failing that, red.
    - Nimrod, the unstoppable super-sentinel.
    - If time travel is involved, you could mix some of the First Class cast with the original.
    - This film will probably have Cable, Bishop or both, so please cast Michael K Williams as Bishop and Bruce Campbell as Cable.  That's right, I went fan pleasing.  Sides, at his age, that's probably the best super-hero casting for Campbell.
    - Kelsey Grammer.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 27, 2012, 06:59:17 AM
    I also like the entire Matrix Trilogy. :)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 27, 2012, 07:10:19 AM
    I also like the entire Matrix Trilogy. :)

    (http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2186/1o9.gif)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 27, 2012, 07:44:31 AM
    I don't know.....part of it is probably if I really like the first entry, I'm much more likely to forgive faults in the later movies.

    I do see some issues, but for some reason they just don't bother me too much.

    This isn't always the case (Superman 3 is probably the best example), but it certainly improves its chances.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on September 27, 2012, 07:46:27 AM
    That's cool
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 27, 2012, 07:46:51 AM
    I also like the entire Matrix Trilogy. :)

    I actually agree on this one. Latter two are flawed, but there's a good movie buried in them.

    By which I mean a single good movie. From what I understand, there was originally only going to be one sequel, but execs forced it to be two. Hence the massive amount of padding they both ended up with.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on September 27, 2012, 08:26:46 AM

    Also, you had KELSEY GRAMMER AS THE BEAST AND YOU WASTED IT!  GAWD DAMMIT!

    - Kelsey Grammer.


    Can I just say how hard I agree on this with you? Kelsey Grammer is a perfect Hank McCoy. Big in stature and quite smart. They completely under-utilized him.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 27, 2012, 08:41:00 AM
    I also like the entire Matrix Trilogy. :)

    I actually agree on this one. Latter two are flawed, but there's a good movie buried in them.

    By which I mean a single good movie. From what I understand, there was originally only going to be one sequel, but execs forced it to be two. Hence the massive amount of padding they both ended up with.

    I think you're right.  My biggest complaint with the second one is that they hardly spend any time in the Matrix.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 27, 2012, 08:55:41 AM
    I also like the entire Matrix Trilogy. :)

    I actually agree on this one. Latter two are flawed, but there's a good movie buried in them.

    By which I mean a single good movie. From what I understand, there was originally only going to be one sequel, but execs forced it to be two. Hence the massive amount of padding they both ended up with.

    I think you're right.  My biggest complaint with the second one is that they hardly spend any time in the Matrix.

    At some point or another, there was a fanedit floating around that trimmed the two down into one movie and cut out all the Zion-related bits (similar to that no-Jar Jar Episode 1 thing). I've never gotten around to watching it (mostly because I couldn't figure out how to download it right), but I'm still curious to give it a shot. Seems like it'd be a big improvement.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on September 27, 2012, 09:32:20 AM

    Also, you had KELSEY GRAMMER AS THE BEAST AND YOU WASTED IT!  GAWD DAMMIT!

    - Kelsey Grammer.


    Can I just say how hard I agree on this with you? Kelsey Grammer is a perfect Hank McCoy. Big in stature and quite smart. They completely under-utilized him.

    I don't often say this sort of thing to other women, NashaWriter, but you're kind of awesome.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 27, 2012, 09:36:27 AM
    Although, Kelsey Grammer is not really smart.  He just does a great job playing smart.

    Also neither Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen know how to play chess.

    ACTING!!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 27, 2012, 10:28:27 AM
    Quote
    They were required to play chess for the last scene of the movie. It was supposed to be one of the simplest but it ended up being one of the most problematic. It went something like this, the director Bryan Singer set up the chess table for them and asked them to play. Ian (Magneto) and Patrick (Xavier) just looked at each other and admitted they didn’t know how to play.

    The director just rolled his eyes and he brought someone to teach them. To their surprise it was a Canadian grand master! He taught Ian and Patrick the basic moves and ran them through the game rules. The chess player stayed all day and was excited to be on a movie set for the first time.

    Bryan Singer couldn’t believe he had hired two actors that didn’t know how to play chess. At the end, Xavier wins the game.

    Read more at http://www.omg-facts.com/view/Facts/49839#HsVZtbcc2Mr9fIwT.99

    I guess they did learn for the scene, but I imagine those guys playing all the time off camera.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 27, 2012, 11:12:16 AM
    It's just one of those games that, just because everyone sees it and knows it by sight doesn't mean they've ever actually played it themselves, or even know how.

    It's like how I haven't the foggiest idea how to play Hearts.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 27, 2012, 09:07:59 PM
    http://www.avclub.com/articles/mark-millar-will-now-be-the-creative-consultant-on,85815/


    Quote
    With Fox looking to shore up its Marvel properties, rather than giving them back to Marvel and allowing all Marvel characters to inhabit the same film universe—which would be ludicrous—it's hired someone intimately familiar with revitalizing them: Mark Millar will now act as "creative consultant" on the studio's Marvel properties, including "developing new avenues for its X-Men and Fantastic Four tentpoles." That's something Millar has done before in the comics world, of course, having launched Marvel's Ultimate X-Men before moving on to The Ultimates and Ultimate Fantastic Four (and then to his non-Marvel works like Kick-Ass and Wanted beyond that).

    In this new position, Millar will do the same for the studio's upcoming X-Men movies The Wolverine and X-Men: Days Of Future Past as well as Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot, presumably helping to shape their stories and characters and, if his past relationship with the press is any indication, leaking gossipy speculation about them that quickly proves to be inaccurate. Actually, no one's totally sure what this means yet, other than that Mark Millar will not be shepherding your comic-book franchises. You'll just have to hire someone else.

    Interesting.  As a writer, I find Millar can be frustrating as he can do some really impressive character stuff but sometimes it's just mindless action with fratboyish elements.  But I don't think he's writing so much as making sure that these movies that aren't directly under Marvel's umbrella get the correct treatment, which I think he can do very well, since they are characters he understands.  Like I said, sometimes his work lacks likable characters, but when he puts his mind to it, he shows he can be among comics best writers.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 28, 2012, 06:57:01 PM
    In related news, I guess.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/marc-webb-gets-to-direct-the-next-spiderman-movie,85853/

    Quote
    The recent hiring of Hollywood's favorite franchise managers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci suggested that Columbia was taking serious steps to really franchise up its rebooted Spider-Man franchise—making it so good and franchise-y that it might move on from Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb to someone with a little more franchise experience (or who didn't ask for the pay raise he reportedly did). But it seems Webb will direct the sequel due in 2014, confirmed to return right alongside series star Andrew Garfield in the film that starts shooting early next year and in 3-D again. Currently Emma Stone is not officially signed on to reprise her role of Gwen Stacy, but if she gets the wish she's expressed in some of her recent interviews, she'll definitely be coming back to die. No word yet on the sequel's other potential plot directions, of course, but hopefully it will delve into the origin story of how Spider-Man got his powers, as we've already forgotten. Did he take a pill or something? Like, a spider-pill? 

    I found the last movie... fairly uninteresting.  Still, they might work some things out in the sequel.  Still, I wish I was more interested.  Also, I think he got the job for the name alone.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 28, 2012, 08:41:17 PM
    In related news, I guess.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/marc-webb-gets-to-direct-the-next-spiderman-movie,85853/

    Quote
    The recent hiring of Hollywood's favorite franchise managers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci suggested that Columbia was taking serious steps to really franchise up its rebooted Spider-Man franchise—making it so good and franchise-y that it might move on from Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb to someone with a little more franchise experience (or who didn't ask for the pay raise he reportedly did). But it seems Webb will direct the sequel due in 2014, confirmed to return right alongside series star Andrew Garfield in the film that starts shooting early next year and in 3-D again. Currently Emma Stone is not officially signed on to reprise her role of Gwen Stacy, but if she gets the wish she's expressed in some of her recent interviews, she'll definitely be coming back to die. No word yet on the sequel's other potential plot directions, of course, but hopefully it will delve into the origin story of how Spider-Man got his powers, as we've already forgotten. Did he take a pill or something? Like, a spider-pill? 

    I found the last movie... fairly uninteresting.  Still, they might work some things out in the sequel.  Still, I wish I was more interested.  Also, I think he got the job for the name alone.
    I liked the reboot, but wasn't really blown away by it. It did some things really right, and other stuff really wrong. Not a whole lot of middlegound.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 29, 2012, 03:39:37 AM
    In related news, I guess.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/marc-webb-gets-to-direct-the-next-spiderman-movie,85853/

    Quote
    The recent hiring of Hollywood's favorite franchise managers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci suggested that Columbia was taking serious steps to really franchise up its rebooted Spider-Man franchise—making it so good and franchise-y that it might move on from Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb to someone with a little more franchise experience (or who didn't ask for the pay raise he reportedly did). But it seems Webb will direct the sequel due in 2014, confirmed to return right alongside series star Andrew Garfield in the film that starts shooting early next year and in 3-D again. Currently Emma Stone is not officially signed on to reprise her role of Gwen Stacy, but if she gets the wish she's expressed in some of her recent interviews, she'll definitely be coming back to die. No word yet on the sequel's other potential plot directions, of course, but hopefully it will delve into the origin story of how Spider-Man got his powers, as we've already forgotten. Did he take a pill or something? Like, a spider-pill? 

    I found the last movie... fairly uninteresting.  Still, they might work some things out in the sequel.  Still, I wish I was more interested.  Also, I think he got the job for the name alone.

    I'd be slightly more interested if they got a better set of writers to take a swing at it (heh). Kurtzman and Orci are pretty much the definition of mainstream blandness when it comes to scripts.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 30, 2012, 05:35:22 PM
    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2303.mp4

    Tim and (and to a lesser extent, Eric) go mumblecore.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 30, 2012, 06:00:36 PM
    Park Chan-Wook's first American film:

    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2304.mp4

    This looks delightfully nasty and fun.  Very much looking forward to this.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 30, 2012, 06:15:23 PM
    Last one for tonight, I promise.

    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2302.mp4

    I want this to be good.  I like Jason Bateman and I liked Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids a lot.   But Jason has a pretty spotty track record for choosing projects that aren't Arrested Development.  I did get one or two laughs out of the preview, but I still can't tell whether this will be painful or not.  The preview says "I'm not good, but I'm not as bad as the Change-Up."  But despite that, I want to believe this is good.  It's got good people in it, I hear Horrible Bosses isn't bad (not great but not bad) and I REALLY want Jason Bateman to be the lead in better movies.  Because he's really good.

    EDIT: Watching it again, the part were the guy makes fun of his name is pretty painful.  Still... musn't... lose... hope...
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on September 30, 2012, 06:56:06 PM
    Park Chan-Wook's first American film:

    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2304.mp4

    This looks delightfully nasty and fun.  Very much looking forward to this.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on October 01, 2012, 05:33:26 AM
    Park Chan-Wook's first American film:

    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2304.mp4

    This looks delightfully nasty and fun.  Very much looking forward to this.

    That looks very promising.  If Tim Burton ever grew up, I think this is the sort of film he could make.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 01, 2012, 08:19:59 PM
    So apparently Seth MacFarlane is hosting the Oscars.  That's kinda weird.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/seth-macfarlane-is-hosting-the-oscars,85895/

    Quote
    "This is just like that time Seth MacFarlane was announced to host the Oscars" is an example of the sort of joke that will be made regarding today's announcement that Seth MacFarlane will host the Oscars, both as a reference to MacFarlane's Family Guy-style cutaway humor and the seeming unlikelihood of MacFarlane getting the gig. And yet, much like some of those cutaway gags, there's nothing funny about it: Although his entire history with the cinema is limited to this summer's Ted, the deciding factor was apparently that MacFarlane proved himself an affable host with his recent turn on Saturday Night Live (which Deadline refers to as his "tryout"), and recovered from his recent Emmys presenter gaffe with self-effacing humor that demonstrated he can roll with the punches—even if he doesn't see rehearsing as all that important, an attitude the Oscars has not exactly embraced lately. Also, he can sing in that old-fashioned crooner way that the Academy's main voting body enjoys while also doing funny voices, both of which should make for one of those big opening musical numbers that Oscar producers always insist on. 

    I don't really like or dislike MacFarlane enough to be bothered or excited by this.  I guess, I'm certainly curious.  He does have a taste for old school showmanship, as evidenced by that one weird and not terribly good variety show special thing fox let him do.  I could see him being a good fit, I guess.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 07, 2012, 05:43:03 PM
    Oh HELL YEAH! Somebody is making a Joe Dante documentary!

    http://www.cosmiclostandfound.com/News.html (http://www.cosmiclostandfound.com/News.html)
    http://www.youtube.com/v/X8hKgy8onUQ?version=3&hl=en_US


    I am so looking forward to this.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 09, 2012, 02:07:37 PM
    Good greif!

    http://www.chud.com/111634/youre-a-digitally-animated-man-charlie-brown/ (http://www.chud.com/111634/youre-a-digitally-animated-man-charlie-brown/)

    This was with the article, although I don't think it's actually the design direction they are going to go. But it does illustrate how inherantly bad this idea is.

    (http://www.chud.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/charlie-brown-218x300.jpeg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Pak-Man on October 09, 2012, 02:40:43 PM
    Good greif!

    http://www.chud.com/111634/youre-a-digitally-animated-man-charlie-brown/ (http://www.chud.com/111634/youre-a-digitally-animated-man-charlie-brown/)

    This was with the article, although I don't think it's actually the design direction they are going to go. But it does illustrate how inherantly bad this idea is.

    (http://www.chud.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/charlie-brown-218x300.jpeg)
    Well the article doesn't say it's going to be CG at all. I won't be surprised if it is, but juuust maybe they'll realize that the charm of Peanuts is one that can't really be expressed in 3 dimensions. The peanuts were designed to be drawn every single day. Shultz was forced to go minimalist and one of the reasons the strip stood the test of time was because it did it so well. If you start adding any more detail than you'd find in a 1990s PS2 game, you'll end up somewhere around that picture. In fact, search Google Images for CG Charlie brown and notice that the Internet doesn't really have anything worth showing off other than that picture (Which I think came from an old series of CG representations of what cartoon characters would look like in real life.) Since I know they aren't going to release something with outdated CG, and I know they won't be able to make it look right in 3D, I hold out hope that MAYBE they'll go with hand-drawn.

    Now can anyone write Charlie Brown's unique brand of optimistic cynacism in this day and age? That, I'm not so sure about.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on October 09, 2012, 02:44:16 PM
    I kind of hate Charlie Brown. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on October 09, 2012, 07:27:41 PM
    That Charlie Brown will haunt my dreams for many a-nights. Thanks.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 09, 2012, 07:38:12 PM
    That Charlie Brown will haunt my dreams for many a-nights. Thanks.
    You're welcome.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 09, 2012, 08:43:43 PM
    I kind of hate Charlie Brown. 
    You and everyone in the Peanuts universe. Poor kid.

    Yeah, I used to not like it, but as I've gotten older, I've learned to appreciate it more (particularly the first 25 years).  I also love the fact that he is completely right about people not liking him.  Granted, he is a bit of a wet blanket, despite his best efforts, but I love that the hate for him reaches Hermes for Dr. Zoidberg levels.  Every adult gives him rocks for Halloween.  And ONLY HIM.  Anyone ever read the classic short story Those Who Walk Away From Omelas?  He's that kid that everyone has to abuse so that wherever they live is a paradise.

    Also, I still think this is brilliant (and it's one of the first ones too).

    (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dN-VVlv5h8Y/TZUmdmbNIUI/AAAAAAAAC60/IhLJFhaoCp0/s1600/FirstPeanutsStrip.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 16, 2012, 08:34:25 PM
    Because people remember it, someone wants to make an Ernest movie...

    From the AV Club:
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    Having been to camps and jails and school, survived being scared stupid and slam dunked, and saved Christmas, the odyssey of Ernest came to an end around the year 2000, when Ernest was at last laid to rest alongside his portrayer, Jim Varney. But having overcome so much armed with nothing but slapstick and a little country gumption, death is but a door to fall ass-backwards through for Ernest—particularly when there is franchise money to be made—and so the advertising executive who first created the character is bringing the general idea of Ernest back for a new movie. Writer Dan Ewen has been hired to pen a screenplay, saying, "Ernest was this plucky little engine that could—against all odds," a determination that will become even more evident in what's being called Son Of Ernest, the forthcoming film in which we learn that, in between his misadventures, Ernest's plucky little engine found itself into some willing station long enough to father a child. Though a sort of contrived and unlikely scenario, it's at least less depressing then the alternative of the ghostly, silent "Vern" wandering lonely through the wilderness, wishing every moment that someone would come and ask him if he knows what they mean. ("I don't know what anything means anymore," Vern whispers, to no one.) 

    Might I suggest the title The Importance of Being Ernest?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Pak-Man on October 16, 2012, 10:36:32 PM
    OK. I LOVE Earnest movies (Or at least I DID. I haven't looked upon them with adult eyes...) It wouldn't work without Jim Varney. There's no successor.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on October 16, 2012, 11:02:38 PM
    Eh, slapsticky fluff for kids.  I could see it doing okay, seems pointless to make it his son rather than just re-cast though
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on October 17, 2012, 11:54:04 AM
    One of my favorite current books is being made into a movie The Mortal Instruments:  City of Bones.

    It stars the spawn of Phil Collins, Lily, as our 15 year old female lead.  And the boy who played King Arthur in Starz Camalot as our 17 year old male lead.  What are they, like 24?

    At least Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in it.  He can act at least.  He plays the female lead's father.  He was young when she was born in the book, so at least he's about the right age.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on October 18, 2012, 03:31:42 AM
    One of my favorite current books is being made into a movie The Mortal Instruments:  City of Bones.

    It stars the spawn of Phil Collins, Lily, as our 15 year old female lead.  And the boy who played King Arthur in Starz Camalot as our 17 year old male lead.  What are they, like 24?

    At least Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in it.  He can act at least.  He plays the female lead's father.  He was young when she was born in the book, so at least he's about the right age.

    I don't know anything about the book, but Lily Collins can play younger and maybe they're thinking of aging the two leads up a little so if it comes to potential love scenes and whatnot, it may not be so icky.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 21, 2012, 04:29:32 PM
    Not really news per se, but we don't have a Paranormal Activity 4 thread.

    I find it ironic that by all reports (even the few people who liked it), with the use of laptops in Paranormal Activity 4, the episode of Invader Zim "Zim Eats Waffles" did this whole thing FAR BETTER 6 YEARS EARLIER!

    Also, I am irritated that the first one is the only one not on Netflix Instant, so I can't watch the Rifftrax again without getting the disk.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on October 22, 2012, 06:00:05 PM
    From the A.V. Club
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    Last year, the Cloud Ten production company sought to cast Kirk Cameron out from its Left Behind series for the sin of being unmarketable, seeking a more righteously mainstream actor to lead the reboot of its saga detailing how good-but-not-that-good Christians abandoned after the Rapture will fight Satan's forces using only prayer and machine guns. Naturally, given that the plan was to remake God's angry face in a graven image "more in the mold of a classic disaster movie," and it centers on one man in charge of yelling about the apocalypse, writer-director Paul LaLonde could think of only a single actor to star: Nicolas Cage, whose weekend plans likely included running around and yelling anyway, and whose filmography already reads like a series of Job-like torments.
     
    Cage is also uniquely qualified for Left Behind's politically sound story of the Antichrist's rise in Romania, having made his feelings about that country and his intentions to "die for honor" there well known. And he is nothing if not dogged in his quest to learn how things got burned, even if that thing is "the Earth" and the answer is "God." Also, he doesn't seem to ask many questions, which Christians like. Though this decision does make one wonder how the producers hope to afford Cage while still having enough of their $15 million budget left over for the special effects they demand, and turn their meager loaves and fishes into fire-loaves and fish-bombs, as it were. But then, such is the power of faith, and the security of knowing that your movie isn't very good anyway.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 22, 2012, 06:15:05 PM
    I shall look forward to the only two good things to come out of these movies: that these idiots lose money, and Diamanda Hagan's reviews.
    It really says a lot about how bad these kinds of movies are, when The Omega Code was one of the better ones. And that movie was embarrasingly aweful.

    Now if they cast Nick Cage as the Anti-Christ, THAT might be interesting.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on October 22, 2012, 11:16:13 PM
    They should just pray to god to make Cage do the movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 23, 2012, 10:48:32 AM
    Even given Cage's money woes, I would be really surprised if he actually does this.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on October 23, 2012, 08:40:55 PM
    Waterman Entertainment Plans Heathcliff Feature Film

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    Family-based production outfit Waterman Entertainment has secured the feature rights to the iconic comic strip character Heathcliff, it was announced today by the company’s Head of Development, Cooper Waterman. Waterman made the deal directly with rights holder, Peter Gallagher.

    “Their track record is impeccable. 'Casper', 'Stuart Little' and 'Alvin' are examples of incorporating elements that past audiences loved and adding a contemporary flair that makes these properties endure with a whole new generation. That is exactly what I was looking to achieve with 'Heathcliff'. We want our existing fans to identify with the characters they know while introducing him to an entirely new audience. As a creator I know that they will be attentive to our lasting vision for the brand and welcome our input, which is very important to me,” said Gallagher.

    The acquisition comes on the heels of the company making similar feature film deals with rights holders of the iconic family brands including The Brave Little Toaster and Mr. Ed. As is the case with those titles, Heathcliff will be reimagined as a CGI/live action film with contemporary storylines, while preserving the original essence that the respective right’s holders created for each of the characters.

    Waterman commented, “When working in concert with the creators and rights holders, you are able to tap their wealth of knowledge on the character and ensure the storylines remain true to the brand and their global fan base. This will allow us to confidently present ‘Heathcliff’ to a new generation and excite fans with new stories and plots.”

    Additionally, Waterman Entertainment retains global licensing and merchandising rights to Heathcliff which they will leverage through producing thirteen original episodes of the wisecracking cat’s adventures for television. Toaster, Ed and Heathcliff represent an arsenal of existing and successful family brands that can be developed into live action/CGI feature film properties. Furthermore, the company is committed to finding iconic properties that can be revived for a new generation of fans and exploit their ancillary viability on platforms including television, mobile, digital, literary, and merchandising.

    Steve Waterman, who founded and manages the company along with his sons Tucker and Cooper, has served as an Executive Producer on theatrical features including Casper with Universal; the Alivn and the Chipmunks films with 20th Century Fox; and the Stuart Littlefilms with Columbia Pictures, among other credits.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 24, 2012, 09:20:57 AM
    http://www.chud.com/113699/empire-of-the-deep-trailer-is-130-million-worth-of-awesomely-awful/ (http://www.chud.com/113699/empire-of-the-deep-trailer-is-130-million-worth-of-awesomely-awful/)

    http://ictv-tf-ec.indieclicktv.com/player/embed/97b1fda2ca43d6c29eaf63ed1ec347c6/5086ad85c76e1/31/0/defaultPlayer%5Eplayer.swf
    Somehow THIS cost 130 million dollars?!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 24, 2012, 07:17:15 PM
    Warning: this band is red.  No children or squeemish types please

    http://www.youtube.com/v/zxLjqazSmQo

    I would say that the first half of this trailer looked weak, but the second half left me very hopeful.  This was not only because it was clear they weren't holding back with the gore, but also because they seem to promise to take us to a crazy place, which is what an Evil Dead movie should do.  Though clearly not Evil Dead 2's gory laugh-fest, I wonder if it's going to be straight up horror or if there's going to be some dark laughs in this one.

    Visually, I'm on the fence.  There's some colour stuff that they use a bit that I don't like in modern horror and some of it looks like it could have been from one of the more generic mid-2000's horror flicks, but there are some very dynamic shots in there.  I think much of it is going to look good.  Let's hope we get a fun and terrifying ride that earns the name "the ultimate experience in grueling terror".

    Oh, and that last shot.  I've seen it done.

    (http://sequart.org/images/batman-rip-vs-joker.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on October 24, 2012, 10:06:13 PM
    Warning: this band is red.  No children or squeemish types please

    http://www.youtube.com/v/zxLjqazSmQo

    Looks like tree rape is making a return!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 25, 2012, 06:40:23 AM
    Warning: this band is red.  No children or squeemish types please

    http://www.youtube.com/v/zxLjqazSmQo

    Looks like tree rape is making a return!

    I like the way you make it sound like a fad that's come back around.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on October 25, 2012, 06:49:02 AM
    Hey! It's the hot redhead from Suburgatory... getting raped by a tree.  Gross.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 25, 2012, 08:46:18 AM
    Yeah, while I am glad they kept the tree raping scene (it is one of the distinct things from the original that made it stand out at the time), I certainly don't want it extended. The original was brief and shocking, that's all it needs to do. Although if this was a Platinum Dunes movie, the scene would be ten minutes long and end with sap shot in her face.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on October 25, 2012, 10:06:24 AM
    Is tree rape considered legitimate rape?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on October 25, 2012, 10:31:42 AM
    Is tree rape considered legitimate rape?

    just leaf it alone.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 25, 2012, 01:56:14 PM
    "Some trees, they rape so leafy..."

    - Roger Rivorchard
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 26, 2012, 09:53:44 AM
    Not movie news, but I didn't want to make a whole new thread just for this.
    http://www.chud.com/114072/movie-of-the-day-ernest-scared-stupid/ (http://www.chud.com/114072/movie-of-the-day-ernest-scared-stupid/)

    This is just damn funny. A review of Ernest Scared stupid as a philisophical art film.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on October 26, 2012, 10:03:14 AM
    I'll have to read that.  I hope they picked up the subtle themes of loss and redemption in the movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 26, 2012, 10:48:38 AM
    Schwarzennegger sporting Ed Grimly hair in first photo from Ten

    http://www.chud.com/114048/arnold-sports-unfortunate-haircut-in-promotional-image-for-ten/ (http://www.chud.com/114048/arnold-sports-unfortunate-haircut-in-promotional-image-for-ten/)
    (http://www.chud.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/TheTen.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on October 26, 2012, 10:50:17 AM
    Even if he's really starting to look his age, I'm all for the movie roles Arnie's got lined up for himself. The Last Stand, Ten, and the new Conan flick seem like they have great potential.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Pak-Man on October 26, 2012, 11:10:53 PM
    OK. I just took a peek at the soundtrack for Wreck-It Ralph and found out that there's a song on it by Buckner & Garcia called, "Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph." Between that and the actual Fix-It Felix arcade cabinets they're going to distribute to theaters, I have to say the marketing for this movie has been completely awesome, even if the movie doesn't turn out to be (And I think it will).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 27, 2012, 09:20:19 AM
    http://www.chud.com/113658/three-decades-of-wreck-it-ralph-game-commercials/ (http://www.chud.com/113658/three-decades-of-wreck-it-ralph-game-commercials/)

    http://www.youtube.com/v/wF_LJfwFsE4

    http://www.youtube.com/v/-LEY2rO5Sl4

    http://www.youtube.com/v/jBzNSMdcm2w
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 29, 2012, 06:05:19 PM
    Looks like Crossbones is going to be a villain in the next Cap movie.  He was on my wishlist, but at this point, it's unclear if he'll be the main villain or not (The Red Skull might return).  Oh, and the Falcon's going to be in it too.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on October 29, 2012, 06:41:25 PM
    Looks like Crossbones is going to be a villain in the next Cap movie.  He was on my wishlist, but at this point, it's unclear if he'll be the main villain or not (The Red Skull might return).  Oh, and the Falcon's going to be in it too.

    Wouldn't Winter Soldier be the main villian?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 29, 2012, 09:31:39 PM
    Looks like Crossbones is going to be a villain in the next Cap movie.  He was on my wishlist, but at this point, it's unclear if he'll be the main villain or not (The Red Skull might return).  Oh, and the Falcon's going to be in it too.

    Wouldn't Winter Soldier be the main villian?

    Not necessarily.  After all, he's just a brainwashed pawn before rejoining the side of angels again.  He's not a mastermind, he's a tool.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on November 02, 2012, 02:36:54 AM
    http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/08/02/x-men-days-future-past-first-class-sequel/

    Days of Future Past!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 02, 2012, 09:39:05 AM
    http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/08/02/x-men-days-future-past-first-class-sequel/

    Days of Future Past!
    That's been known abotu for a while. What is pretty new is that Bryan Singer is going to direct it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 02, 2012, 10:17:22 AM
    Damn. Skyfall is off to a rockin' start.

    ‘Skyfall’ Passes Last ‘Potter’ To Break 7-Day UK Record; Now Year’s 3rd-Highest Grosser

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    After being primed to hit $100M globally on Thursday, Skyfall has secured the biggest seven-day gross of all time in the UK. With £37.2M ($59.86M), the film overtook Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2’s first-week gross of £35.7M ($57.4M) to make UK box office history. The 23rd James Bond film opened October 26 and was Britain’s 2D all-time biggest Friday opener and 2D biggest opening weekend. It clobbered previous records set by the two other Daniel Craig/007 movies almost everywhere. It’s also overtaken Ted to become the third-highest-grosser of the year in the UK behind The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers. Skyfall opens in North America on IMAX screens November 8 and goes wide November 9.

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 02, 2012, 10:56:44 AM
    Damn. Skyfall is off to a rockin' start.

    ‘Skyfall’ Passes Last ‘Potter’ To Break 7-Day UK Record; Now Year’s 3rd-Highest Grosser

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    After being primed to hit $100M globally on Thursday, Skyfall has secured the biggest seven-day gross of all time in the UK. With £37.2M ($59.86M), the film overtook Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2’s first-week gross of £35.7M ($57.4M) to make UK box office history. The 23rd James Bond film opened October 26 and was Britain’s 2D all-time biggest Friday opener and 2D biggest opening weekend. It clobbered previous records set by the two other Daniel Craig/007 movies almost everywhere. It’s also overtaken Ted to become the third-highest-grosser of the year in the UK behind The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers. Skyfall opens in North America on IMAX screens November 8 and goes wide November 9.

    It also has 95% positive on Rottentomatoes. A Bond movie.

    Man, how good was the last pun in that movie to warrant this?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 02, 2012, 11:06:23 AM
    Damn. Skyfall is off to a rockin' start.

    ‘Skyfall’ Passes Last ‘Potter’ To Break 7-Day UK Record; Now Year’s 3rd-Highest Grosser

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    After being primed to hit $100M globally on Thursday, Skyfall has secured the biggest seven-day gross of all time in the UK. With £37.2M ($59.86M), the film overtook Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2’s first-week gross of £35.7M ($57.4M) to make UK box office history. The 23rd James Bond film opened October 26 and was Britain’s 2D all-time biggest Friday opener and 2D biggest opening weekend. It clobbered previous records set by the two other Daniel Craig/007 movies almost everywhere. It’s also overtaken Ted to become the third-highest-grosser of the year in the UK behind The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers. Skyfall opens in North America on IMAX screens November 8 and goes wide November 9.

    It also has 95% positive on Rottentomatoes. A Bond movie.

    Holy shit. My expectations are now officially through the roof.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 02, 2012, 11:13:43 AM
    Yeah, my wife and I were talking about the Adele song and how good it was, and I suggested that maybe we should go see this. I'm not really a fan of Daniel Craig's Bond, but this seems to be something good.

    I just listened to this. It's a a great theme.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/7HKoqNJtMTQ?version=3&hl=en_US

    I dig a lot of her stuff. DAT VOICE!!!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 02, 2012, 12:03:35 PM
    We have some friends who are very musically inclined (the dad is a music prof, one of the daughters studied opera, the mom teaches piano, etc) and they tell us that her career will be over by the time she's 30 because of her singing style. She's apparently already had operations on  her vocal cords.

    Oh man, that blows. I kinda figured she'd stick around for a long time.  :(
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on November 02, 2012, 02:36:16 PM
    Axel Rose is still going (sort of) and he had all sorts of problems in the beginning. 

    And Skyfall has been called the best Bond movie by some of my favourite film critics.  I still haven't seen it.  :(
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 02, 2012, 03:05:39 PM
    Axel Rose is still going (sort of) and he had all sorts of problems in the beginning. 

    And Skyfall has been called the best Bond movie by some of my favourite film critics.  I still haven't seen it.  :(
    Best is pushing it, but I'd have no problem with it being in the top 5.

    It's definitely the best one since Goldeneye.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on November 03, 2012, 11:22:22 AM
    Beautiful song by Adele

    My favorite is stil A View to a Kill.  And Nobody Does it Better
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 04, 2012, 10:56:20 AM
    JJ Abrams Getting into Animation

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    Get ready for some adorably-sculpted monsters obscured by adorably-Spielbergian lens flares.

    As rumored by LatinoReview and since confirmed (via), J.J. Abrams has bought the screen rights to Beastlies and plans to develop the little clay monsters into an animated film and TV series that will probably still find a way to be convoluted somehow.

    Created by Leslie Levings, Beastlies are little clay creature things hand-sculpted, photographed, and sold online to those who like cute, cheerful things, and don't need their entire desktop clear to lay their head in woeful surrender. Abrams reportedly "intends to turn Beastlies into the modern day equivalent of the Smurfs," as pretty much everyone but Sony has now recognized that the new Smurfs are not that. The new Smurfs are the modern-day equivalent of Doogie Howser's computer diary: blue, poorly computer-rendered, and shown only to make a point about Neil Patrick Harris's poor decisions.

    (http://i.imgur.com/mdC96.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 05, 2012, 10:21:23 AM
    ‘SHARKNADO’ IS AN ACTUAL MOVIE ABOUT TORNADOES WITH SHARKS IN THEM

    (http://i.imgur.com/7RdLr.jpg)

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    While many of us this week are still dealing with the crippling aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we should all take a moment and be thankful that it wasn’t worse. It could’ve been a Sharknado. What’s a Sharknado? An upcoming movie is about to show you.

    Spotted by Shock Till You Drop at the American Film Market, ‘Sharknado’ is a film from The Asylum, the purveyors of B-movie schlock like ‘Sharktopus’ and ‘Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus’ and ‘Two-Headed Shark Attack’ and…wow, these guys really love sharks, don’t they?

    ‘Sharknado’ is an upcoming movie that is described as follows:

    When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air.

    And so you have…’Sharknado,’ a movie so patently obvious, the tagline is “Enough said!”

    No word yet on when ‘Sharknado’ will hit DVD or the Syfy channel but stay tuned for all your latest ‘Sharknado’ news as it happens. Sharknado!

    Oh, Asylum. You so silly.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 05, 2012, 10:26:05 AM
    That looks so deleriously awesome. It's such a shame these movies almost always end up so boring and lame.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on November 06, 2012, 02:45:21 AM
    First footage of World War Z! SOOOOO EXCITED!!

    http://www.etonline.com/movies/126557_Exclusive_Countdown_to_World_War_Z/index.html
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 06, 2012, 05:34:42 AM
    Joe Dante coming back in action (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/joe-dante-air-disturbance-nadam.php).

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    It should be a cause for celebration any time horror legend Joe Dante gets a chance to bring his unique blend of chills and chuckles to a new project. Over the course of his lengthy and awesome career this guy has brought us gems like The Howling, Gremlins, The ‘burbs, and Eerie, Indiana, and though he still stays busy keeping the horror love alive over at Trailers From Hell, it’s a shame that we haven’t been able to see more feature work from him over the last decade or so. Heck, his latest film, The Hole, sat on the shelf for three years before most of us even got the chance to watch it. That’s just not enough Joe Dante. The world cries out for more.

    Good news! Ask and you shall receive. New Films Cinema has announced [via ComingSoon] that filming is scheduled to start soon on a new project they’ve put together for Dante called Air Disturbance. Taking place on a transcontinental flight between Los Angeles and Toronto, Air Disturbance tells the tale of a recently widowed man who must protect his children and the other passengers on a plane once the aircraft starts becoming affected by strange atmospheric phenomena.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 06, 2012, 06:00:33 AM
    Joe Dante coming back in action (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/joe-dante-air-disturbance-nadam.php).

    Quote
    It should be a cause for celebration any time horror legend Joe Dante gets a chance to bring his unique blend of chills and chuckles to a new project. Over the course of his lengthy and awesome career this guy has brought us gems like The Howling, Gremlins, The ‘burbs, and Eerie, Indiana, and though he still stays busy keeping the horror love alive over at Trailers From Hell, it’s a shame that we haven’t been able to see more feature work from him over the last decade or so. Heck, his latest film, The Hole, sat on the shelf for three years before most of us even got the chance to watch it. That’s just not enough Joe Dante. The world cries out for more.

    Good news! Ask and you shall receive. New Films Cinema has announced [via ComingSoon] that filming is scheduled to start soon on a new project they’ve put together for Dante called Air Disturbance. Taking place on a transcontinental flight between Los Angeles and Toronto, Air Disturbance tells the tale of a recently widowed man who must protect his children and the other passengers on a plane once the aircraft starts becoming affected by strange atmospheric phenomena.
    Yeah, I saw that yesterday. I have been squeeeing for 24 hours straight.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on November 06, 2012, 06:06:22 AM
    Yeah, I saw that yesterday. I have been squeeeing for 24 hours straight.

    if squeeing lasts more than four hours, consult a physician.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on November 06, 2012, 07:35:50 AM
    YAY DANTE!!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 06, 2012, 09:42:27 AM
    Also, since it is Joe Dante, I am sure there actually will be cool supernatural elements, and none of that "was it all in their heads?" bullshit I hate so much.

    Oh, and Wraiths on a Plane!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 08, 2012, 08:26:27 AM
    Quote
    Looking to relive some of the fun of the old days, Frodo sets about assembling a makeshift fellowship of mannequins adorned in Legolas-like lady-scalps in Maniac, P2 director Franck Khalfoun's remake of William Lustig's 1980 slasher. Here's the film's latest trailer, which lands squarely in NSFW territory thanks to Maniac's tendency to peek on women changing and also tear the flesh off their skulls. That's Maniac for you.

    NSFW

    http://www.youtube.com/v/gSVli--dvQo?version=3&hl=en_US

    Jesus, Frodo. Wilfred got a bit dark, but damn.

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    Post by: Kete on November 08, 2012, 09:07:20 AM
    Holy crap.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 08, 2012, 01:20:13 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/_IesovZQR4g?version=3&hl=en_US

    Oh, and some good, old-fashioned nightmare fuel...

    (http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2012/11/08/oz-poster-monkeys.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on November 08, 2012, 01:57:16 PM
    jurassic park was twenty years ago? way to make me feel old, world.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2012, 05:40:21 PM
    NSFW

    http://www.youtube.com/v/gSVli--dvQo?version=3&hl=en_US

    Jesus, Frodo. Wilfred got a bit dark, but damn.



    I know I might be in the minority, but I was really surprised how much I enjoyed P2 (though I thought it was directed by Alejandro Aja or whoever), so this could be neat.  Also, when it comes to remakes, I like the idea of remaking a flawed movie that had potential in premise.  Granted, not much premise than "guy kills women and takes their scalps", but I think with the right flourish, almost any slasher has the potential to be cool.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on November 09, 2012, 04:57:19 AM
    So, Transformers 4 gets a new star.  From The Hollywood Reporter:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/transformers-4-mark-wahlberg-star-387935 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/transformers-4-mark-wahlberg-star-387935)

    Quote

    Mark Wahlberg to Star in 'Transformers 4'

    After nixing "rumors" on his site, director Michael Bay posts word late Thursday: "An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise."

    Michael Bay is reuniting with his Pain & Gain star Mark Wahlberg for Paramount’s Transformers 4.
    our editor recommends

    The casting had been circulating for a couple of weeks and the director announced the casting on his website, www.michaelbay.com

    Shia LaBeouf starred in the first three installments of the $2.6 billion dollar franchise, but Bay is aiming to reboot the movie series, thus the need for a new (human) star.

    “Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” Bay said on his site.

    RELATED: Shia LeBeouf Regrets Spielberg Dig, Slams Studio System: "They Stick A Finger Up Your A--"

    The move comes after a Bay posted twice in October and seemingly nixed reports of Walhberg’s involvement.

    On October 31, however, he seemed to relent, writing: “We are working on another movie together, not T4. I had such a great time working with Mark on Pain and Gain, and he gave such a great performance – well let’s say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas. We are at the inception of our story process right now on T4. Let’s say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer – so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter."

    Transformers 4 will be produced by Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and Ian Bryce. Executive producing are Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.

    Pain & Gain, which also stars Dwayne Johnson,  is Bay’s first non-Transformers movie since 2005’s The Island and opens April 26, 2013.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 09, 2012, 05:46:03 AM
    So first Bay replaces Megan Fox with a Victoria Secrets model, and now he replaces Shia Lebouf with Mark Wahlberg (presumably The Happening/Planet of the Apes style Wahlberg). At least he seems to respect his actors as much as I do.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on November 09, 2012, 05:49:02 AM
    he should get the huckabees walhberg.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on November 09, 2012, 06:21:04 AM
    Oh, and a World War Z trailer was released online a couple of days ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Md6Dvxdr0AQ?

    I loved the book, so I'm a little concerned with the liberties they seem to have taken.  It doesn't look too bad in its own right though.  Can't believe they went with fast zombies.  Boo!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on November 09, 2012, 06:33:30 AM
    Wahlberg in Transformers?  Tell your Enerjon Cube I said hello.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 09, 2012, 06:35:54 AM
    Wahlberg in Transformers?  Tell your Enerjon Cube I said hello.
    Now, if they get him to sing You Got The Touch, I might feel better about this.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 09, 2012, 06:38:51 AM
    I like the TV series idea. I'm mostly concerned with how slick this looks.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on November 09, 2012, 06:40:25 AM
    I would've loved it to be a mini-series, but I think the scale of the book would've put studios off from making it. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on November 09, 2012, 06:44:36 AM
    I would've loved it to be a mini-series, but I think the scale of the book would've put studios off from making it. 

    Yeah, it's just too bad. The whole "zombie wave" thing is so completely missing the point.

    I kinda hope that the CGI in that trailer is only half-finished.  I'm getting a Mummy Returns vibe from its quality.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on November 09, 2012, 07:16:55 AM
    I liked Quantum of Solace quite a bit.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on November 09, 2012, 08:47:22 AM
    It's not my favorite Bond, but it's at least in the top ten.

    It's considered "fresh" on rottentomatoes with 64%, and the following consensus:
    "Brutal and breathless, Quantum Of Solace delivers tender emotions along with frenetic action. Not as good as franchise reboot Casino Royale, but still an impressive entry to the Bond canon."
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on November 09, 2012, 08:49:05 AM
    I think it's okay.  A bit dull and messy, which is probably a result of the writer's strike that happened just before it, but it's not as bad as some of the earlier entries.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on November 09, 2012, 09:22:00 AM
    I liked Quantum of Solace quite a bit.

    so what is the smallest discrete unit of comfort?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on November 10, 2012, 05:51:38 AM
    Oh, and a World War Z trailer was released online a couple of days ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Md6Dvxdr0AQ?

    I loved the book, so I'm a little concerned with the liberties they seem to have taken.  It doesn't look too bad in its own right though.  Can't believe they went with fast zombies.  Boo!


    That's NOTHING like the book! there's pictures instead of words! rabble rabble rabble!

    The sea of zombie thing is a fun idea, making a direct adaption of the book would have made it Babel with zombies which be interesting but super duper niche.

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on November 10, 2012, 06:06:20 AM
    Oh, and a World War Z trailer was released online a couple of days ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Md6Dvxdr0AQ?

    I loved the book, so I'm a little concerned with the liberties they seem to have taken.  It doesn't look too bad in its own right though.  Can't believe they went with fast zombies.  Boo!


    That's NOTHING like the book! there's pictures instead of words! rabble rabble rabble!


    Seriously?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: a pretty girl is like on November 10, 2012, 07:06:31 AM
    Those "zombies" move like the "vampires" from I Am Legend.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on November 10, 2012, 07:35:53 AM
    Oh, and a World War Z trailer was released online a couple of days ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Md6Dvxdr0AQ?

    I loved the book, so I'm a little concerned with the liberties they seem to have taken.  It doesn't look too bad in its own right though.  Can't believe they went with fast zombies.  Boo!


    That's NOTHING like the book! there's pictures instead of words! rabble rabble rabble!


    Seriously?

    Apologies, I meant to 'quote' the trailer alone. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 10, 2012, 11:56:26 AM
    First Look at 'All You Need Is Kill': Meet Mecha-Cruise

    (http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2012/11/09/all-you-need-is-cruise.jpg)

    Quote
    As we've learned from Mission: Impossible, Tom Cruise's manic energy is best put to use sprinting from some exploding shit, and it looks like the actor's sisyphean jogging routine will continue, ad infinitum, into the future. Here's a first look at All You Need Is Kill, the sci-fi film in which mech-suited Cruise ends up Groundhog Day'd and repeatedly re-running a huge battle fought against some aliens.


    DIRECTOR'S CUT

    (http://i.imgur.com/UdmnR.jpg)

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on November 10, 2012, 12:15:21 PM
    I love it!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Bob on November 10, 2012, 03:59:27 PM
    Oh, and a World War Z trailer was released online a couple of days ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Md6Dvxdr0AQ?

    I loved the book, so I'm a little concerned with the liberties they seem to have taken.  It doesn't look too bad in its own right though.  Can't believe they went with fast zombies.  Boo!


    The zombie fast cartoon things looked like crap......sigh
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 12, 2012, 01:01:08 PM
    Warm Bodies
    A different kind of zombie movie.

    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2346.mp4

    The romantic stuff looks kind of lame, but I do like the idea of zombies being brought back to life by love.  Plus, Rob Corrdry.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 12, 2012, 02:51:47 PM
    This looks...pretty fucking interesting!
    http://www.youtube.com/v/eiz95K1ngiI

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Nunyerbiz on November 12, 2012, 08:18:13 PM
    at first i was like... but then I lol'd
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on November 27, 2012, 01:35:09 PM
    A couple interesting things in comic book movies:

    Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are back for the next X-Men movie:
    Quote from: comingsoon.net
    Long rumored, director Bryan Singer has now confirmed that the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past will mix cast members from his X-Men and X2 with those from Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. Taking to Twitter, Singer reports that Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart are set to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X with Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy returning to play younger versions of the same characters.

    And Joseph Gordon-Levitt is rumored to be in both Man of Steel and the Justice League movie:
    Quote from: hitfix.com
    It's starting to look like Warner Bros may hold Christopher Nolan in the highest possible regard, but that in the end, they own their characters and they will decide what they're going to do with them.

    After all, we heard much talk this summer about how the Batman franchise was ending, at least as far as the current version is concerned, and I believe that Nolan was serious when he said that was the last story he had to tell about the character.  But Nolan is working with Warner Bros. on the "Man Of Steel" relaunch this summer, and as we reported earlier today, director Zack Snyder is starting to hint at the idea that his film is part of a larger continuity.

    Certainly, the ending of "The Dark Knight Rises" hints at a possible future for the franchise, and there has been much speculation about whether or not they'll work to connect the end of that film to the larger world of DC properties that Warner is so desperate to create.  Over the last couple of weeks, that speculation seems to have turned into conversation, and that conversation seems to be solidifying into a plan.

    Spoiler: Dark Knight Rises (click to show/hide)
    More than ever, I'm curious to lay eyes on "Man Of Steel," and to see just what Warner has in mind for the future.  It's going to be fascinating.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on November 27, 2012, 05:40:21 PM
    A couple interesting things in comic book movies:

    Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are back for the next X-Men movie:
    Quote from: comingsoon.net
    Long rumored, director Bryan Singer has now confirmed that the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past will mix cast members from his X-Men and X2 with those from Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. Taking to Twitter, Singer reports that Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart are set to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X with Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy returning to play younger versions of the same characters.

    And Joseph Gordon-Levitt is rumored to be playing Batman in both Man of Steel and the Justice League movie:
    Quote from: hitfix.com
    It's starting to look like Warner Bros may hold Christopher Nolan in the highest possible regard, but that in the end, they own their characters and they will decide what they're going to do with them.

    After all, we heard much talk this summer about how the Batman franchise was ending, at least as far as the current version is concerned, and I believe that Nolan was serious when he said that was the last story he had to tell about the character.  But Nolan is working with Warner Bros. on the "Man Of Steel" relaunch this summer, and as we reported earlier today, director Zack Snyder is starting to hint at the idea that his film is part of a larger continuity.

    Certainly, the ending of "The Dark Knight Rises" hints at a possible future for the franchise, and there has been much speculation about whether or not they'll work to connect the end of that film to the larger world of DC properties that Warner is so desperate to create.  Over the last couple of weeks, that speculation seems to have turned into conversation, and that conversation seems to be solidifying into a plan.

    According to sources, Joseph Gordon-Levitt absolutely will be appearing in "Justice League" as the new Batman.

    Now here's where things get interesting.  The more insistent the drumbeat has become, the more poking around I've been doing, and it's looking like we may see Gordon-Levitt in the suit earlier than that.  They're a long way from filming anything "Justice League" related, but they appear to be solidifying deals for Gordon-Levitt and, potentially, at least one other actor from the Nolan films to do… something.

    So let's take what we know and speculate a little bit.  How crazy do you think fans would go if Superman were to take to the skies at the end of "Man Of Steel," finally ready to fully accept his role as mankind's most powerful protector, only to have the closing credits interrupted when something catches his attention and he swoops down out of that sky, landing on a rooftop where Jim Gordon stands next to the Bat-Signal, interrupting just as the new Batman arrives for a chat about Gotham's latest problem?

    Pretty crazy, I'd wager.

    Keep in mind, I'm not saying that will happen at the end of "Man Of Steel."  I'm just saying that Warner Bros. has been studying the way Marvel handled their build-up to "The Avengers," and once they've made the decision they've apparently made, why not start laying the groundwork as soon as possible?

    More than ever, I'm curious to lay eyes on "Man Of Steel," and to see just what Warner has in mind for the future.  It's going to be fascinating.

    That's all great news, really interested to see how they adapt Days of Future Past.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on November 27, 2012, 08:03:26 PM
    Spoiler: Dark Knight Rises (click to show/hide)
    Wha?

    I'm sorry. I should have spoilered that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2012, 09:11:57 PM
    Entertainment Weekly just declared the JGL (are we calling him that yet?) "totally false".

    I just declared the return of Patrick and Ian "totally awesome".
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on November 27, 2012, 11:03:47 PM
    Quote from: Johnny Unusual link=topic=24179.msg766950#msg766950 date=1354079517
    I just declared the return of Patrick and Ian "totally awesome".
    [/quote

    Yeah, the best part of those movies.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 28, 2012, 02:10:18 PM
    Shane 'Primer' Carruth's new movie is done and will be screened at Sundance (http://badassdigest.com/2012/11/28/shane-carruths-new-film-is-finished-and-playing-sundance):

    Quote
    Shane Carruth was threatening to become the Harper Lee of indie movies for a minute there; his masterpiece debut, Primer, came out eight years ago and he hasn't made a movie since. Was he going to be a one-and-done filmmaker? He definitely had more projects in his head, but they were apparently expensive and ambitious and funding wasn't available.

    But now Carruth is back, having quietly been working on a new feature. It's called Upstream Color, and it's premiering in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Here's the synopsis:

    A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins.

    Sounds really interesting!

     :highfive:

    Been waiting a long, long time to hear something about his next project. I knew he was back on the mindset with his involvement with Looper, but to have a film actually filmed and all set now... didn't see that coming. Very excited.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on November 28, 2012, 02:16:21 PM
    I just registered for Sundance!  I'm so going to see this movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 28, 2012, 04:01:15 PM
    I just registered for Sundance!  I'm so going to see this movie.

    Awesome! Be sure to report back on it.

    Sundance is one of those things I in theory have always wanted to attend, but the reality seems like it'd be overcrowded and super stressful to just get into one movie at all, let alone the ones you want to see (like all big film festivals, though few are bigger than this in the States. Or at least more high profile). I doubt I'll ever be able to afford it, but one of these years I gotta see about SXSW or Fantastic Fest...
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on November 28, 2012, 04:25:51 PM
    Pacific Rim teaser!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mS6kk1bTqJs
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on November 28, 2012, 05:32:27 PM
    I just registered for Sundance!  I'm so going to see this movie.

    Awesome! Be sure to report back on it.

    Sundance is one of those things I in theory have always wanted to attend, but the reality seems like it'd be overcrowded and super stressful to just get into one movie at all, let alone the ones you want to see (like all big film festivals, though few are bigger than this in the States. Or at least more high profile). I doubt I'll ever be able to afford it, but one of these years I gotta see about SXSW or Fantastic Fest...

    If you just care about seeing movies, it's usually not too bad.  There are all sorts of parties and events with celebrities and such that I imagine would be crowded and stressful.  Lodging in town might also be a pain.

    As a local, I can usually get tickets to something.  It may not be my first choice, but I've seen some great things (Chasing Amy, Moon, Tucker and Dale).

    If anyone wants to go to something, I could try to get tickets.  They are usually about $10 each.  I can get 4 per showing and 20 total.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on November 28, 2012, 05:36:24 PM
    Chasing Amy, Moon, Tucker and Dale

    Good choices!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 29, 2012, 12:54:19 AM
    Chasing Amy, Moon, Tucker and Dale

    Good choices!

    Indeed! And I didn;t know you lived nearby. Taking travel out of the equation would definitely make things easier.

    I'll have to see how free/not-strapped-for-cash I am to see if I'll take you up on the ticket offer :P
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 29, 2012, 05:01:24 PM
    The next 7 Up movie is coming.  This seems to happen every seven years.

    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2373.mp4
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 01, 2012, 08:37:20 AM
    Interesting. Personally, I'm bothered by the idea of Charlie Sheen still having a career until he's had his self-destructive streak dealt with, but it looks like this is a film about the brain of Charlie Sheen.  Having Bill Murray in the cast doesn't hurt either.

    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2378.mp4
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 07, 2012, 06:21:48 PM
    Nicolas Winding Refn (not a native American) to direct an Equilizer movie.

    Quote
    The short-list of possible filmmakers for The Equalizer has been winnowed down to Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, who will likely apply his zeal for brooding loners and '80s fetishism to making the coolest, most critic-baiting movie adaptation of an old TV show ever. As previously reported, the big-screen update of the Edward Woodward-starring series suddenly began moving quickly once Denzel Washington signed on to the title role, spurring interest from numerous directors who jumped at the chance to make a movie where Denzel Washington plays some kind of cop or agent or something, lest they never see its like again. Of course, now that Refn has the gig, the story of Washington’s “solitary, monastic” former spy and his quest to help the helpless will probably take on a moodier, more arthouse-friendly edge, presumably to be accomplished by giving Washington about three lines of dialogue.

    I never did see Drive, but I loved Pusher (the original, haven't seen the remake yet) and am interested to see how he'd handle an adaption of a mildly popular and violent 80's action show.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/cG7HRYXssMM
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 08, 2012, 09:38:58 AM
    Kevin Smith Turning 'Clerks' into a Trilogy

    Quote
    Kevin Smith's plans for retiring, staying at home, and slipping into a really roomy pair of shorts have been put on hold for the sake of telling the full dramatic arc of Clerks.

    Smith had previously expressed the desire to do only one more feature, that being his The Goon-like hockey film Hit Somebody, based on the Warren Zevon song of the same name. Only problem is, that film has now apparently expanded to six hours of hockey dialogue that is all too good to cut, which makes it pretty hard to put in theaters, even if he does go around showing it himself. So now, just as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ended up not quite being the View Askewniverse finale it was originally pitched as, Hit Somebody will no longer be Smith's final directorial effort: now Hit Somebody will be a six-hour miniseries, and, per Smith's own words, "with the HIT SOMEBODY shift, the minute Jeff Anderson signs on, my last cinematic effort as a writer/director will be CLERKS III." And thusly, Kevin Smith will still get his official, premeditated "last cinematic effort." And he will also get his Roots, apparently.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on December 08, 2012, 09:44:58 AM
    hrm. i'm not sure how to feel about that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on December 08, 2012, 10:18:49 AM
    it's okay. if you go in with low expectations, you'll have a few laughs. mostly from randal being randal, as usual.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on December 09, 2012, 06:00:06 AM
    Wait...they're making a SEQUEL to that shit?!
    http://www.chud.com/119651/disney-goes-through-the-looking-ass-for-alice-sequel/ (http://www.chud.com/119651/disney-goes-through-the-looking-ass-for-alice-sequel/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on December 09, 2012, 06:10:05 AM
    Wait...they're making a SEQUEL to that shit?!
    http://www.chud.com/119651/disney-goes-through-the-looking-ass-for-alice-sequel/ (http://www.chud.com/119651/disney-goes-through-the-looking-ass-for-alice-sequel/)

    It made a billion dollars worldwide.  They'd be crazy not to.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on December 09, 2012, 10:15:48 AM
    I know what you'r saying. I guess I'm just surprised that if it were going to happen given the huge box office, they would have announced it right away. When I first saw a headline about it, it didn't say sequel, so I just assumed it was going to be a reboot and be unrelated to the Tim Burton movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 09, 2012, 10:17:50 AM
    But then you said sequel.  You're a confusing person
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on December 09, 2012, 11:01:57 AM
    The delay might have been Disney trying to get Burton back for the sequel.  Or trying to find a good approach for the sequel, considering how different the first one was. 

    The relative success of Snow White and the Huntsman might have also shown that there's still a market out there for that kind of thing.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on December 10, 2012, 04:16:32 PM
    Interesting. Personally, I'm bothered by the idea of Charlie Sheen still having a career until he's had his self-destructive streak dealt with, but it looks like this is a film about the brain of Charlie Sheen.  Having Bill Murray in the cast doesn't hurt either.

    http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2378.mp4

    What did Wes Anderson do to Roman Coppola?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on December 10, 2012, 09:41:44 PM
    http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=206f02o&s=6 (http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=206f02o&s=6)

    Hmmm...looks like it could be interesting. I am wishing for more exotic creatures at some point though.

    Also, what is up with the ...accent, I guess... Will Smith has here?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 12, 2012, 02:06:23 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/uf9DV92GCo4

    I'm becoming a little less interested in this the more I see of it, but I'm still definitely looking forward to it. Rudd is a such crack up.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on December 19, 2012, 04:36:13 PM
    First trailer for Michael Bay's next Pain & Gain:
    http://vimeo.com/55964521 (http://vimeo.com/55964521)

    Well...it looks better than I expected. This movie supposedly has a 22 million budget (given it's stars, not so sure I beleive that, though). And to be honest, this is kinda what I was talking about when I mentioned a while ago about him needing to get into smaller more people based movies. As much of a Bay hater as I am, if this gets decent reviews I might give it a chance.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 20, 2012, 06:02:22 PM
    This is the End!:

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/this-is-the-end,90154/

    This looks interesting.  An apocalypse comedy with an all-star cast playing themselves!  Also, Michael Cera's going to die.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 22, 2012, 09:33:33 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/11TzXCWnUao?version=3&hl=en_US

    Meh.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on December 22, 2012, 09:42:43 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/11TzXCWnUao?version=3&hl=en_US

    Meh.

    With that cast I'll give it a shot, nice to see Carrey back but I'm waaaaaaaaaaaaay more excited about his role in Kick-Ass 2
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on December 22, 2012, 10:58:17 AM
    Looks good, great cast
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 22, 2012, 11:42:36 AM
    It is a great cast, and when I first heard of it, I was pretty excited. However, upon seeing the trailer, I was significantly less excited. This happens pretty often with me. Perhaps I should take a page out of Dragon's book (I think it was Dragon) and attempt to avoid watching trailers. It's just that I love that feeling when you see a really awesome trailer that gets you all psyched up for a movie.

    Things: always with the upsides and downsides!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on December 22, 2012, 02:36:26 PM
    It is a great cast, and when I first heard of it, I was pretty excited. However, upon seeing the trailer, I was significantly less excited. This happens pretty often with me. Perhaps I should take a page out of Dragon's book (I think it was Dragon) and attempt to avoid watching trailers. It's just that I love that feeling when you see a really awesome trailer that gets you all psyched up for a movie.

    Things: always with the upsides and downsides!

    That's my book alright. I still hang out in the halls before a show and just pop in when the last trailer's shown (and also stick to aisle seats so as not to bug anyone). Trailers just don't work for me, since they either give too much away (especially if it's a long joke or action beat, since when that comes up in the actual movie, you can sort of feel the audience shuffle around uncomfortably at watching something play out they've already seen a dozen times, but the film still wants it to be fresh) or just lies about the tone. Plus, in the end, it's a trailer. They are not movies, and the actual movie can go a whole different direction (plot or quality wise). This is especially true for comedies. I didn't think much of the trailers for Goon or 21 Jump Street (to cite recent examples), in that they weren't so funny, but those ended up being two of my favorite movies of the year.

    However, I do know the feeling you mean, and it is a nice one. Especially when it's for something I previously didn't know existed. Usually a teaser (as opposed to a full trailer) works that effect well, with very little by way of footage, so not enough to really go one way or the other but just to intrigue. That sort of thing I can get behind, and that sort of thing I will watch.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 23, 2012, 05:04:49 AM
    You could just never watch TV commercials or go to movies, like I do, and you avoid all kinds of trailers.

    See, that's good, but it still seems like some information my seep in.  Have you considered being sealed inside a sensory deprivation chamber or some form of crate?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on December 23, 2012, 07:56:48 AM
    I avoid trailers like crazy.  My typical method at the theaters is to close my eyes and plug my ears.  If the sound is really loud just plugging doesn't always work, so I'll do that thing when you plug and unplug really fast.  I'm sure that I've gotten some odd looks....especially when my wife and I both do it.

    I know what you mean about those awkward moments when everyone knows what's going to happen.  I love it when those moments come up, and my wife and I have big reactions (laugh or gasp), and it's silence everywhere else.  I usually go home and watch the trailer right after and realize why we were the only ones to react.  But I also think, "I can't believe they gave that part away!"
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 23, 2012, 12:58:59 PM
    That's too bad.  You're missing some good ones, man.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/O4-e4nlfdRI
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on December 29, 2012, 07:14:35 PM
    So...apparently these were test footage for a Marvin the Martian movie and a Hong Kong Phooey movie:
    http://www.youtube.com/v/6Jx0kzjcXlA

    The Hong Kong Phooey looks like typical live action CGI cartoon dreck. The Marvin the Martian looks better (I particularly like the movement of his feet when he walked), but still stupid.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 04, 2013, 11:11:21 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/Im6koyYDwcA?hl=en_US&version=3

    Jesus.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 04, 2013, 11:39:59 AM
    Well, I'm still not sure, but I can definitely say with certainty that it certainly won't be a tepid remake.  I'm not really a gore fan, but I am a fan of balls to the wall crazy, so I'm cautiously optimistic.  Oh, and practical effects forever!  I'm not one of those guys who constantly rags on CGI, but I applaud those who take the time and effort of create a supernatural horror movie that feels tangible.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 04, 2013, 12:15:43 PM
    Well, I'm still not sure, but I can definitely say with certainty that it certainly won't be a tepid remake.  I'm not really a gore fan, but I am a fan of balls to the wall crazy, so I'm cautiously optimistic.  Oh, and practical effects forever!  I'm not one of those guys who constantly rags on CGI, but I applaud those who take the time and effort of create a supernatural horror movie that feels tangible.

    I am kind of a gore fan, and this looks like balls to the wall crazy gore. It also looks like it could be pretty scary, of which I'm even more of a fan. I'm cautiously optimistic as well, although it still strikes me as yet another needless remake. Here's hoping it'll at least be a good needless remake.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 04, 2013, 01:32:01 PM
    Well, I'm still not sure, but I can definitely say with certainty that it certainly won't be a tepid remake.  I'm not really a gore fan, but I am a fan of balls to the wall crazy, so I'm cautiously optimistic.  Oh, and practical effects forever!  I'm not one of those guys who constantly rags on CGI, but I applaud those who take the time and effort of create a supernatural horror movie that feels tangible.

    I am kind of a gore fan, and this looks like balls to the wall crazy gore. It also looks like it could be pretty scary, of which I'm even more of a fan. I'm cautiously optimistic as well, although it still strikes me as yet another needless remake. Here's hoping it'll at least be a good needless remake.

    I'm a total gore fan, and though I didn't watch the trailer (as previously discussed), pretty much every reaction to it makes me optimistic (I'm hoping for Piranha 3D stuff here). Someone on another site put it best in that most remakes don't really have enough energy to actually justify themselves, they're always just sorta "there". If this has the energy and practicality to make itself work, then it'll be all the better for it, even if it still doesn't end up as special as the original Evil Dead (a doubtful prospect).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on January 05, 2013, 01:57:09 PM
    New British comedy coming out next month looks pretty good:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Od8DhL1hyfw?

    Looks like Stephen Merchant is taking the Will Ferrell, Zach Galafanakis, Jack Black role in this one. 

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on January 18, 2013, 06:05:22 PM
    The article was a bit old, but I wasn't sure where else to post it.  I see quite a few potential riff targets in there.
    http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2012/10/50-most-ridiculous-lifetime-movies/#gallery (http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2012/10/50-most-ridiculous-lifetime-movies/#gallery)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on January 19, 2013, 07:30:18 AM
    Ten facts about the upcoming Evil Dead remake from Rob Tapert himself:
    http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3214145/10-facts-about-the-new-evil-dead/ (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3214145/10-facts-about-the-new-evil-dead/)
    Definitely sounds like they are going in the rigt direction.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 19, 2013, 02:59:12 PM
    ‘KICK-ASS 2′ FIRST LOOK: JIM CARREY IS A SUPERHERO NOW

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    Despite much critical hype, Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kick-Ass’ was only a modest success at the box office. While it didn’t make a lot of money, it made plenty of fans and sold a lot of DVDs and here we are: ‘Kick-Ass 2‘ hits this summer and our first look at the film has arrived. And yes, that is Jim Carrey.

    Although Vaughn has moved on (Jeff Wadlow is at the helm of this one), ‘Kick-Ass 2′ reunites the almost the entire cast of the first film…well, at least those who survived. Aaron Johnson is back as the titular superhero, Christopher Mintz-Plasse returns as the vengeance-seeking Red Mist and, of course, Chloe Moretz will once again slice and dice her way through countless people as Hit-Girl. Joining them for this outing are John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey, who’ll play a mobster-turned-superhero named Colonel Stars and Stripes. If we’re lucky, Carrey’s performance will be half as nutty and bizarre as Nicholas Cage’s Adam West impersonation in the first movie.

    (http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/screencrush.com/files/2013/01/First-Kick-Ass-2-Image.jpg)

    The dog mask is a nice touch.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on January 21, 2013, 07:47:49 AM
    Quote
    Pirates of the Caribbean 5" will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and will star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Jeff Nathanson is writing the screenplay. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" films have earned over $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office. Most recently, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" earned over $1.043 billion.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=73269

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on January 21, 2013, 09:58:59 AM
    Damn, they are going to run that bastard into the ground!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on January 21, 2013, 10:08:36 AM
    Damn, they are going to run that bastard into the ground!
    They pretty much already did with the last one.

    I just hope they learned from the last one that Jack Sparrow works best as a side character.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on January 21, 2013, 10:09:52 AM
    Story wise they have, but I guess they are going to keep pumping them out until the stop making money.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on January 21, 2013, 10:48:08 AM
    http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=6038

    June 13, 2014

    we'll see
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 24, 2013, 05:46:25 PM
    Hey here's the other Coen Brothers movie coming out this year:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/r5ngyALMRR4

    Looks a little more gentle than much of their work, though with enough quirk and John Goodman that it unmistakably a Coen film.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on January 25, 2013, 05:40:46 AM
    Hey here's the other Coen Brothers movie coming out this year:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/r5ngyALMRR4

    Looks a little more gentle than much of their work, though with enough quirk and John Goodman that it unmistakably a Coen film.

    Loved this!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Bob on January 25, 2013, 06:04:33 AM
    Coen movies always work for me.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 25, 2013, 06:21:38 AM
    Well, I didn't care for the Ladykillers despite a fantastic turn by Tom Hanks and Intolerable Cruelty is too perfect an homage to the Rock Hudson/Doris Day movies (IE, the characters are unlikable jerks, which can work in stuff like Arrested Development but they aren't funny enough to work).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 25, 2013, 06:13:30 PM
    Michel Gondry breaks the whimsymeter.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/kkgtLs0W8SI
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 28, 2013, 09:06:23 PM
    Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof reveal that their super-secret movie is based on another Disneyland attraction

    TOMORROWLAND!

    From the AV Club

    Quote
    Now that it’s been firmly established that the Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s mystery Disney project 1952 was not just a smokescreen for the relaunch of Star Wars, the film has finally been allowed to reveal itself in a way that poses more questions than it answers, as one has come to expect from Lost alumni. The project now bears the title Tomorrowland, thus folding itself neatly into the array of all those other projects spawned from the Disney supercomputer tasked with designing multimedia franchises from its remaining untapped theme-park attractions.

    Beyond that, all that’s known is that Tomorrowland is live-action and stars George Clooney, Lindelof is co-writing the script with a guy well-versed in praising his cleverness, Entertainment Weekly’s former Lost recapper Jeff Jensen, and—despite some earlier rumors—Lindelof says explicitly that it’s not about aliens. There’s also the photo seen above that was posted to Lindelof’s Twitter, reportedly showing the film’s box of “inspiration.” EW points out that it contains a book on aeronautics, a back issue of Amazing Stories featuring Buck Rogers’ first appearance, and several photos of Walt Disney just hanging out, probably bitching about unions.

    Add this to the fact that 1952 was the year Disney first recruited his Imagineering division, bringing them aboard to develop ideas for the park that could, decades later be turned into movie franchises once all the imagination was used up, and it’s possible that Clooney will be playing one of those Imagineers. It’s also possible that the film will be 90 minutes of George Clooney watching Captain EO.

    Frankly, Brad Bird is enough of a sell for me.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on January 31, 2013, 09:28:48 AM
    http://www.chud.com/124503/the-muppets-again/ (http://www.chud.com/124503/the-muppets-again/)

    Sounds interesting, and very Muppet Caper-ish, which is a good thing IMHO. I am also glad we will get more 80s Robot!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 01, 2013, 10:13:15 AM
    (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/somebodyuptherelikesme/images/poster-xlarge.jpg)

    Quote
    From writer-director Bob Byington, and starring Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler, Megan Mullally, Kevin Corrigan, and more, the film hits all the bases you've come to expect from a certain breed of indie comedy: deadpan humor; skinny, white 20-something guy struggling with listlessness and romance; loser best friend teaching him to appreciate what he's got; adorably-handcrafted poster; an oddball kid and/or mode of transport thrown in there; you get the idea.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/LECoeBD_4XU?hl=en_US&version=3


    Some Super Bowl teaser trailers:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    I think I might be starting to get on board with the whole "refusing to watch trailers" thing. Some of them really do give away major moments.



    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on February 01, 2013, 12:58:09 PM
    If a film has Nick Offerman in it, all it has to do is tell me that Nick Offerman is in it.  I'll be there.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on February 02, 2013, 11:18:18 AM
    One of the funniest things I've ever seen is Conan's Nick Offerman reads tweets from young female celebrities

    He's awesome
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 08, 2013, 06:06:53 PM
    Room 237

    http://www.youtube.com/v/khPPlvMnaV0
    I heard of this one a long time ago, so I'm glad IFC Midnight picked it up.  It sounds both engrossing and, at times, funny.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 15, 2013, 03:18:00 PM
    I'm not even sure what's going on with this whole thing, but it looks like it might be hilariously bad.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/SxShyePUF_I?hl=en_US&version=3

    Schrader, Easton Ellis, Lohan...James Deen?!? Not sure, but I think Lindsay might be the only one who's not in on the joke, here.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2292959/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on February 15, 2013, 03:38:36 PM
    Schrader and Ellis are both smart, thoughtful film-makers, so I'm sure there's more to the film than what we're seeing. 

    At least, I hope there is.  :)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 15, 2013, 09:34:53 PM
    Schrader and Ellis are both smart, thoughtful film-makers, so I'm sure there's more to the film than what we're seeing. 

    At least, I hope there is.  :)

    Very true, there's optimism to be had.

    On the other hand, it was rejected by SXSW for quality reasons. So take from that what you will.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on February 16, 2013, 02:29:56 AM
    I heard that.  There could be two positive reasons for it - that they didn't get it or they joined in on the "fun to dump on Lindsay Lohan" bandwagon. 

    Or it could be terrible, who knows? :)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 16, 2013, 03:45:17 PM
    'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Gets Some Dinklage

    (http://i.imgur.com/XAOOkFP.jpg)

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    For X-Men: Days Of Future Past, director Bryan Singer has assembled a collision of his original X-Men cast with returnees from X-Men First Class, but here’s an intriguing development: I hear he’s bringing in Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage into the mix for a key role. Dinklage won an Emmy for his work as Tyrion Lannister, arguably the only sane member of that sordid royal clan. Singer has become infatuated with announcing cast via Twitter (he’s got everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in the mix).

    The Dinklage!!!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on February 16, 2013, 06:02:50 PM
    He's such a good actor, I wouldn't mind if he played a non-dwarf character.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 16, 2013, 06:04:40 PM
    C'mon, Little Juggernaut!

    As...? Puck is the only midget-superhero I'm aware of.  But Alpha Flight had a bunch of ties with the X-Men early on.
    Probably, but lets not rule out him being one of the X-Babies.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on February 16, 2013, 06:48:37 PM
    MODOK?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 16, 2013, 09:38:53 PM
    'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Gets Some Dinklage

    (http://i.imgur.com/XAOOkFP.jpg)

    Quote
    For X-Men: Days Of Future Past, director Bryan Singer has assembled a collision of his original X-Men cast with returnees from X-Men First Class, but here’s an intriguing development: I hear he’s bringing in Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage into the mix for a key role. Dinklage won an Emmy for his work as Tyrion Lannister, arguably the only sane member of that sordid royal clan. Singer has become infatuated with announcing cast via Twitter (he’s got everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in the mix).

    The Dinklage!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/v/YCApeXCE0W8
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on February 21, 2013, 02:41:55 PM
    I'm not even sure what's going on with this whole thing, but it looks like it might be hilariously bad.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/SxShyePUF_I?hl=en_US&version=3

    Schrader, Easton Ellis, Lohan...James Deen?!? Not sure, but I think Lindsay might be the only one who's not in on the joke, here.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2292959/

    James Deen has been talking about this a lot on his blog and twitter. I would like to see it, as I am a big fan of his body of work.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on February 21, 2013, 02:52:52 PM
    Really? He seems like a gigantic dick to me.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 21, 2013, 02:54:13 PM
    I hear he's pretty hard on fellow actors.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on March 03, 2013, 11:26:58 PM
    http://www.chud.com/127397/rumors-wb-hands-the-dcu-to-chris-nolan-his-dark-knight-returns-in-justice-league/

    So is Christian Bale going to be Batman in the Justice League movie (whenever it happens) ?

    One of the things I didn't like about the Nolan series was how they emphasized way too much on how hard it was for Bruce Wayne to be Batman, particularly physically.  So aside from how much I hated the ending to Dark Knight Rises character-wise, he simply should not be able to be Batman whether he wanted to be or not. So to have Christian Bale suit up again would just go against what Nolan has built up so far.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on March 13, 2013, 03:33:55 PM
    It's mentioned in the Kickstarter Projects thread, but it's worth noting here.  Rob Thomas has put Veronica Mars: The Movie on Kickstarter.  Yes, the entire cast will return.  They're looking for $2 million in a month.  At the time of writing, they've got $1.6 million. 

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 13, 2013, 06:02:09 PM
    Kick-Ass 2

    Has the story-telling matured?  Will it dive into some deeper issues?

    http://www.youtube.com/v/7gIBSbchF3Y

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Does that answer you question?

    I'm lookin' forward to it.

    One strike against it is it's missing it's original director, but while the new director did Cry_Wolf, he also did Never Back Down, which is kind of a guilty pleasure for me (It's basically just MMA Karate Kid).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 13, 2013, 11:51:47 PM
    The best part of the first one was definitely Nicholas Cage's wonderfully unhinged, Adam West-style crimefighter, and he will be missed. Still, Carrey looks to be a solid replacement, and so long as the violence stays equally ridiculous and the humor nice and goofy, I'll be supportive. All that should more than make up for my absolute dislike of the titular character.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on March 15, 2013, 08:18:15 AM
    I don't mind the character, but I really have a hard time with the actor.  He just seems to like himself a little too much.  His picture on wikipedia pretty much says it all
    (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Aaron_Johnson_2010.jpg/220px-Aaron_Johnson_2010.jpg)
    And not a reason for scorn, but just an odd fact: He also married a director over twice his age....and took her name.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 23, 2013, 03:46:47 PM
    Just watched a trailer for the 50 shades of grey movie starring Matt Bomer.  Its like Secretery, only lame
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on March 25, 2013, 09:48:43 AM
    Oh HELL yeah! I know not everybody dug it, but I for one really enjoyed the Hatchet movies, and am very glad they are making a third. Here is the first trailer:

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/64754/hatchet-iii-theatres-june-first-teaser-trailer-arrives (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/64754/hatchet-iii-theatres-june-first-teaser-trailer-arrives)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on March 31, 2013, 06:45:17 AM
    Finally got to watching The Wolverine trailer and..I'm honestly excited. It looks alot better then Origins already. Tho, I've been told its a sequel to X3 and not Origins but hey, WOLVERINE!!!!! Snikty-snikty-snoine!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Zombie Monty on April 01, 2013, 03:17:49 PM
    Bryan Singer posted on Twitter today that Lady Gaga has been cast in the new X-Men film as Dazzler.  Which would be kinda cool if it wasn't April 1st.

    Variety did pick up the story as real though, which is pretty funny.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 01, 2013, 04:16:00 PM
    Bryan Singer posted on Twitter today that Lady Gaga has been cast in the new X-Men film as Dazzler.  Which would be kinda cool if it wasn't April 1st.

    Variety did pick up the story as real though, which is pretty funny.

    Today's always been a pretty bad day for movie news. Especially when you consider the fact that movie news, by and large, is usually so weird and/or trivial that it could be a prank on any given day. Today's it's just a given.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 01, 2013, 06:58:17 PM
    Bryan Singer posted on Twitter today that Lady Gaga has been cast in the new X-Men film as Dazzler.  Which would be kinda cool if it wasn't April 1st.

    Variety did pick up the story as real though, which is pretty funny.
    I would be all for this if she was just a background character and had no lines.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 03, 2013, 12:21:15 PM
    Quote
    Have you ever seen those eerie paintings of children with enormous, sad eyes? They’re often collected by people with a taste for kitsch and/or creeping out their guests. Ever wondered about the artist behind them? It’s Margaret Keane, and soon you’ll know everything you ever wanted to know her and her husband Walter thanks to a new Tim Burton movie in development, appropriately titled “Big Eyes.”

    Burton is directing a script by screenwriting duo Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, who worked with Burton on his wonderful “Ed Wood.” Their other projects run the gamut from the Andy Kaufman biopic “Man on the Moon” to “The People vs. Larry Flynt” to ... “Agent Cody Banks.” “Big Eyes” is all about the aftermath of Walter and Margaret’s divorce and eventual lawsuit over who was the real painter behind the incredibly successful works.

    Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams are in talks to star, which would be a refreshing change for Burton and his ongoing bromance with Johnny Depp -- a relationship that some say has worked to the duo’s detriment. Waltz has won two Oscars for his work in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained,” but hasn’t really broken out in the United States other than that. Adams, of course, is a multiple Oscar nominee with an incredible range; she stole “The Master” out from under Philip Seymour Hoffman, led “The Muppets” to success, and sang her heart out as the starry-eyed princess in “Enchanted.” Her next film is “Man of Steel,” where she’s starring as Lois Lane alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman.

    Tim Burton’s animated feature “Frankenweenie” snagged an Oscar nomination, but even the most stalwart Burton fans have noticed his stumbles with “Dark Shadows” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Will “Big Eyes” refresh Burton’s career
     
     
    You had me at Christoph Waltz.  Add a little Tim Burton (in the hopes that he doesn't muck it up) and I turn into a squeling little girl.

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 03, 2013, 04:10:30 PM
    Quote
    I would be all for this if she was just a background character and had no lines.

    Also, can you do the same for her concerts?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 03, 2013, 05:42:29 PM
    Despite his debilitating cancer, Roger Ebert has kept very busy.  Seems that the cancer is taking his toll, and his is going to be slowing down a bit with a "leave of presence".

    He still has a bunch of interesting projects down the pipeline though:

    Quote
    Ebert remains committed to keeping busy, devoting himself to the April 9 redesign of RogerEbert.com, devising a Kickstarter campaign to relaunch At The Movies, considering a movie-based video game app that would allow users to “engage me in debate on whether you think it is art,” collaborating on Martin Scorsese's documentary about his life, prepping another edition of Great Movies, and overall, continuing to write, both for the Sun-Times and for himself.

    There are many times when I disagree with him (Team America in his list of sucky movies, four star reviews for Watchmen and Avatar, video games claimed as not art), I always find his reviews intelligent and well-written and think he has done a world of good with his writing and the show he and Gene Siskel created where they mix intelligent observation with the fanboyish passion for movies they love and hate.  Frankly all those projects sound great (read his Great Movies articles online.  They are totally worth it) and I love that he's willing to engage the video game debate (hopefully it has a vitriol filter) and most important I really want to see At the Movies return.

    Who do you think should host?  While they might be smaller names, I'd recommend David Bax and Tyler Smith from Battleship Pretension.  Or maybe have a rotating list of reviewers.  Yeah, that might mean not having the Siskel/Ebert chemistry, but it might be time for something different.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/roger-ebert-forced-to-slow-down-his-workload-to-de,96014/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on April 05, 2013, 10:15:38 AM
    Despite his debilitating cancer, Roger Ebert has kept very busy.  Seems that the cancer is taking his toll, and his is going to be slowing down a bit with a "leave of presence".

    He still has a bunch of interesting projects down the pipeline though:

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    Ebert remains committed to keeping busy, devoting himself to the April 9 redesign of RogerEbert.com, devising a Kickstarter campaign to relaunch At The Movies, considering a movie-based video game app that would allow users to “engage me in debate on whether you think it is art,” collaborating on Martin Scorsese's documentary about his life, prepping another edition of Great Movies, and overall, continuing to write, both for the Sun-Times and for himself.

    There are many times when I disagree with him (Team America in his list of sucky movies, four star reviews for Watchmen and Avatar, video games claimed as not art), I always find his reviews intelligent and well-written and think he has done a world of good with his writing and the show he and Gene Siskel created where they mix intelligent observation with the fanboyish passion for movies they love and hate.  Frankly all those projects sound great (read his Great Movies articles online.  They are totally worth it) and I love that he's willing to engage the video game debate (hopefully it has a vitriol filter) and most important I really want to see At the Movies return.

    Who do you think should host?  While they might be smaller names, I'd recommend David Bax and Tyler Smith from Battleship Pretension.  Or maybe have a rotating list of reviewers.  Yeah, that might mean not having the Siskel/Ebert chemistry, but it might be time for something different.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/roger-ebert-forced-to-slow-down-his-workload-to-de,96014/

    :(
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 05, 2013, 10:47:45 AM
    It's pretty much the main thing that threw me off about all this. One day he's writing that he's sick again and is going to take it easy for a while, but still has a lot of projects he wants to work on.

    And then a day later he's gone :'(
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: wurwolf on April 05, 2013, 11:03:15 AM
    I wonder how far he got in the documentary.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 05, 2013, 01:32:12 PM
    Kellan Lutz as Hercules?

    Oh say it isn't so....
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 11, 2013, 06:07:45 AM
    I've only seen one of the director's movies (the original Pusher), but there isn't anything he's done that doesn't look amazing.  Here is the latest from Nicolas Winding Refn.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/YqAeVosG4zI
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on April 11, 2013, 06:32:08 AM
    You should see Drive. It's great, and I believe it's currently streaming on Netflix.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 11, 2013, 11:24:03 AM
    You should see Drive. It's great, and I believe it's currently streaming on Netflix.

    It is, a friend of mine just watched it on there.

    Time for everyone else to get properly hypnotized by the soundtrack and Gosling's stunning good looks.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 13, 2013, 03:36:31 PM
    ‘Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara Set To Write ‘The Shining’ Prequel (http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/walking-deads-glen-mazzara-set-to-write-the-shining-prequel/)

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    Glen Mazzara, who ran AMC’s smash hit series The Walking Dead for the past several seasons, will now focus on ghosts. He’s in talks to write The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick-directed The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel. The film is being developed at Warner Bros.

    While King wasn’t crazy about the Kubrick movie, there are so many iconic images in that movie, and an outsized performance by Jack Nicholson, that this will be a tough act to follow. Mazzara is an interesting choice. He succeeded Frank Darabont on The Walking Dead, and while it seemed he clashed with graphic novel creator Robert Kirkman — he was dropped as showrunner in December — I think he did a fabulous job in moving forward and giving context to what Darabont started. I’ve never seen a series quite like it, and there are plenty of ghostly nuggets from the formative days of that haunted hotel that were dropped in the book and the Kubrick movie that make me eager to see what Mazzara does with this prequel. King, of course, has completed Doctor Sleep, a sequel to his The Shining novel that focuses on an adult Danny Torrance (the Redrum kid). Can’t get enough of this stuff.

    Interesting.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 16, 2013, 09:31:50 AM
    Bobacat Golthwaite's next movie is going to be a BIGFOOT movie! That's awesome.

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/65696/bobcat-goldthwait-gets-depth-about-willow-creek

    And damn is that one hell of a poster:
    (http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/news/apr13/willow-creek-poster.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 16, 2013, 11:12:09 AM
    Can't wait for that one. I wasn't too enamored by God Bless America, but World's Greatest Dad is aces. I'm definitely curious how he's going to do with something that (at least going by that phenomenal poster) is all horror.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 16, 2013, 06:47:31 PM
    He had also talked about doing a killer aborted fetus zombie movie called Ankle Biters... so there's that maybe.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 16, 2013, 07:41:13 PM
    The Kings of Summer

    http://www.youtube.com/v/d1El9IQolsU

    In the realm of the not independent but "indie" movies, where a lot of them look like they trod on a lot of similar ground.  While this one undeniably does, it also looks like there's something there (not just Nick Offerman) that makes it look really interesting.  Maybe it's just that making your own home in the forest is an understandable boyhood fantasy.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on April 17, 2013, 01:27:49 AM
    He had also talked about doing a killer aborted fetus zombie movie called Ankle Biters... so there's that maybe.

    There's already a movie called Ankle Biters.  It's about vampiric dwarves.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 17, 2013, 05:53:47 AM
    He had also talked about doing a killer aborted fetus zombie movie called Ankle Biters... so there's that maybe.

    There's already a movie called Ankle Biters.  It's about vampiric dwarves.
    Looking it up, and yes apparently it is supposed to be epicly bad.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dtBM9bHHmc
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on April 17, 2013, 08:51:58 AM
    I've seen it.  It's worse than it looks.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 27, 2013, 09:28:12 PM
    A movie called Lucy, where Scarlett Johansson plays a character that gets superpowers from being a drug mule:

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/176491-scarlett-johansson-to-lead-luc-bessons-lucy

    She gets superpowers from cocaine? Are we going to get a SNOWFLAME movie?!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 30, 2013, 07:55:29 PM
    As a product of the 80s and a huge Judy Blume fan I am suoer excited to hear there's a Tiger Eyes movie.

    And the screenplay was co-written by Judy herself.  Have high hopes with this one.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 01, 2013, 05:20:43 PM
    If there are any fans of classic horror and British sci-fi shows and you have a name, sign this petition to help save Bray Studios, home to Hammer mov and also provided castles and sets for productions like Red Dwarf, Doctor Who and even housed the miniature sets for Alien.  The estate also turned up in Rocky Horror and Murder by Death.

    The idea behind the petition is that the studio is in bad shape and basically has gone to pot and that it is being kept in disrepair so that it becomes "unviable and unprofitable" to push planning permission to tear it down to make seven executive homes.  The creator of the petition has claimed that he has accounts of a number of eminent directors, producers, musicians and rock stars that claimed that they were unable to use the grounds under the false claim that the estate was all booked up.

    People currently having signed include Richard O'Brien and Terry Gilliam.  Interestingly, current Hammer CEO is not getting involved, saying that it would be nice for it to be saved, it was always sort of in bad condition (which makes me wonder if it was less about pushing through planning and more about the current owners not wanting to pay the maintenance fees.  Or maybe a mix of both).

    Anyway, here's the petition if you want to sign:
    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savebraystudiospetition/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 07, 2013, 06:42:07 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/vP0cUBi4hwE

    The great book written by an awful homophobe is getting an adaptation after years of development hell.  From the director of Tsotsi (good) and the pilot of Breakout Kings (Not so good).  Could be good, but I can't say I'm all that excited.  Looks like, understandably, they had to age the kids a bit as well.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 07, 2013, 07:55:52 PM
    I've actually never read the book, me being one of the (apparently few) who never got assigned it in school (ditto The Great Gatsby). So I know diddly about it, and plan to go into it as blind as always.

    Also, to add to Johnny's list, the director also did X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Which is definitely something to be concerned about.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 07, 2013, 08:14:28 PM
    Didn't notice.  For some reason certain movie titles seem to be in a different language for me, presumably because my school computer is set to Korean.  I'm getting "Ekseumaen tansaeng - Ulbeorin" as the title
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 07, 2013, 08:24:41 PM
    Before Iron Man 3, I saw the new (to me anyway) trailer for The Wolverine. Yet ANOTHER X-men movie where the mutant factor can be effected in some way?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 08, 2013, 11:15:25 AM
    Harrison Ford?  In a sci-fi movie?

    Can't wait!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: anais.butterfly on May 08, 2013, 01:19:37 PM
    What's wrong with Card?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: BiteMe316 on May 08, 2013, 01:23:13 PM
    I've actually never read the book, me being one of the (apparently few) who never got assigned it in school (ditto The Great Gatsby). So I know diddly about it, and plan to go into it as blind as always.

    That goes double for me.  I'd never even heard of The Great Gatsby until I saw the trailers on TV.  That's what happens when you live in the boondocks.  :P
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 08, 2013, 02:13:07 PM
    Never read a Card book.  Back when I was a young girl and a teen science fiction books were for nerds.  I was more interested in boys and makeup.  And I would sneak and read my mom's bodice rippers.

    Now I'm more interested in sci-fi than makeup.  Although the male species still rates pretty high.  Gonna have to pick up a book to try.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2013, 04:19:42 PM
    What's wrong with Card?

    He's famously and disgustingly anti-gay.

    "Because when government is the enemy of marriage, then the people who are actually creating successful marriages have no choice but to change governments, by whatever means is made possible or necessary. . . ."

    "The dark secret of homosexual society—the one that dares not speak its name—is how many homosexuals first entered into that world through a disturbing seduction or rape or molestation or abuse, and how many of them yearn to get out of the homosexual community and live normally."

    He's probably said worse things, but I don;t want to go down that rabbit hole.

    Even worse, it kind of puts into context certain lines in Ender's Game where Ender turns around an insult on a bully where he essentially accuses him of being gay.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on May 08, 2013, 05:37:53 PM
    Man, Orson Scott Card bums me out.  I loved Ender's Game, and two of the sequels I've read to it were pretty good too, but it's hard to support someone that hateful and ignorant, no matter how good a writer they are.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2013, 05:44:35 PM
    I know what you mean.  He also wrote some rather good Ultimate Iron Man comics (they were written out of continuity and I don't know if it's because of the writer's views or the other writer just didn't care) but I don't think I'll ever read anything by him again.  He does seem like an intelligent man and if it was just some basic politic stuff then I could over look it (though I might mock his views) but that is just ugly.

    He actually had a Superman story shelved recently because so many other creators threatened to drop out of the same project when he was announced as the writer.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 08, 2013, 05:50:23 PM
    Yeah, divorcing an artist's personal life from their work is a good idea. But there is an amount of "do I really want money going to them?" there too.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2013, 06:06:30 PM
    Don't get me wrong, I totally understand that.  For example, I really like the films of Roman Polanski, and he's guilty of rape. Of a 13 year old girl.  Who he fucking drugged. And I'm not one of those guys who tries to find ways to defend him in anyway.  He's guilty and deserves probably more than what the law ended up giving him.  But I can still enjoy the Tenant

    (BTW, I was sort of disturbed that such great directors as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen signed a petition to pardon him.  Though I shouldn't be surprised by Woody Allen).

    And I loved Apokalypto despite Mel Gibson being a piece of shit.

    But for some reason some people I can do this with and some I can't, and I just can't do that with Card for some reason, even though his sins are lesser than Polanski.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2013, 06:19:19 PM
    Again, completely understood, and I don't feel like anyone was turning against me.

    Tom Cruise is odd, because he is someone who, as an actor, I'm completely indifferent to, but as a person I hear that he's incredibly nice and sweet (though that might be the fact that it's mixed with his charisma) and he will go out of his way to help people but he's against psychiatric treatment and his overall madness of kind of terrifying.

    Paul F Tompkins has a great bit about meeting Cruise while reading for Magnolia and, as a joke pretends to not know his name and how it just really messes him up.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2013, 06:38:27 PM
    Wow, then I want to get him in a room with Chevy Chase just to see what happens.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2013, 06:47:44 PM
    Shane Black working on Doc Savage:

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/shane-black-is-moving-from-iron-man-3-to-doc-savag,97470/

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    Now that all your money belongs to Iron Man 3, Shane Black won’t be waiting eight years between projects again. Though Black was also prepping an adaptation of the Death Note manga, it looks like his other screenwriting project, Doc Savage, will be the first to move forward, as he’s now officially set to direct from the script he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry over at Sony. The classic 1930s and ’40s pulp character is a scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer, and researcher, trained by scientists from birth for superhuman abilities—basically Indiana Jones amped up to 11, though Doc Savage obviously predates that character by decades. Presumably in Black’s version, Doc Savage also has a witty, parenthetical voiceover narration that comments on his adventures, which surely involve a kidnapping of some sort.

    Think a more serious version of Buckaroo Banzai.  But I don't imagine it will be too serious.

    I would like to see him try Death Note.  Manga is pretty hard to adapt for a mainstream western audience, but I think Death Note could work very well.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2013, 06:56:19 PM
    Oh, and good news for Hartman fans, there will be an "animated feature" based on some never been released Phil Hartman sketch tracks.  This doesn't feel like a movie thing, but better here than no where:

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/phil-hartmans-flat-tv-lets-the-late-comic-performe,97471/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2013, 06:59:44 PM
    Wow, then I want to get him in a room with Chevy Chase just to see what happens.

    Sweet lovin' is what happens.

    Butt lovin'.

    In that they are both assholes who are in love with themselves.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 08, 2013, 07:25:47 PM
    Shane Black working on Doc Savage:

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/shane-black-is-moving-from-iron-man-3-to-doc-savag,97470/

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    Now that all your money belongs to Iron Man 3, Shane Black won’t be waiting eight years between projects again. Though Black was also prepping an adaptation of the Death Note manga, it looks like his other screenwriting project, Doc Savage, will be the first to move forward, as he’s now officially set to direct from the script he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry over at Sony. The classic 1930s and ’40s pulp character is a scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer, and researcher, trained by scientists from birth for superhuman abilities—basically Indiana Jones amped up to 11, though Doc Savage obviously predates that character by decades. Presumably in Black’s version, Doc Savage also has a witty, parenthetical voiceover narration that comments on his adventures, which surely involve a kidnapping of some sort.

    Think a more serious version of Buckaroo Banzai.  But I don't imagine it will be too serious.

    I would like to see him try Death Note.  Manga is pretty hard to adapt for a mainstream western audience, but I think Death Note could work very well.
    Considering that the biggest problem with Iron Man 3 was the writing, I'm going to hold off excitement on that one for a while.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 08, 2013, 08:09:22 PM
    Jeremy Piven, ugggghhhh....why does that guy keep getting work?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 14, 2013, 09:33:09 AM
    http://www.chud.com/135610/the-toxic-avenger-might-get-rebooted/ (http://www.chud.com/135610/the-toxic-avenger-might-get-rebooted/)
    So they are going to make a big budget hollywood remake of The Toxic Avenger?! The hell? I've never been a fan of Troma movies, even the original Toxic Avenger, but even I can tell that this very idea completely misses the point.

    Also of note is that apparently Arnold Schwarzennegger will star. I was actually kind of interested in this at first, because I thought it would be brave of him this late in his career to do a role where he is mostly covered in makeup. That, and if they used the same Captain America style CGI to make him the skinny Melvin before the transformation. But no. Apparently he is not going to be Toxie. Unless that means he is going to be a villain, which would be interesting.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Pak-Man on May 14, 2013, 10:06:33 AM
    I was a fan of The Toxic Crusaders cartoon spinoff. It was one of those awesomely subversive cartoons that the '90s did so well. Then I saw Toxic Avenger and it kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. Too mean-spirited or something. I'm not sure if a big budget and hollywood sensibilities would improve it or just ruin it for the people who dug those films..
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 14, 2013, 10:14:55 AM
    I was a fan of The Toxic Crusaders cartoon spinoff. It was one of those awesomely subversive cartoons that the '90s did so well. Then I saw Toxic Crusader and it kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. Too mean-spirited or something. I'm not sure if a big budget and hollywood sensibilities would improve it or just ruin it for the people who dug those films..
    Considering how ball to the wall violent and bloody (and crass) the original was, and they are apparently intending for a PG-13, I don't see how the remake COULDN'T be a pale imitation of the original.
    Even though I don't really like the original. I agree with you, too mean spirited. The gang at the beginning casually running over someone and squishing a strangers' head under their tires, coupled with the treatment of Melvin, simply doesn't mesh with the fun the movie wants us to have later on.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 14, 2013, 03:47:14 PM
    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/66653/asylum%E2%80%99s-atlantic-rim-trailer-goes-big-giant-robots-battling-giant-monsters (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/66653/asylum%E2%80%99s-atlantic-rim-trailer-goes-big-giant-robots-battling-giant-monsters)

    The trailer for The Asylum's mockbuster Atlantic Rim actually looks pretty cool:
    http://www.youtube.com/v/TVpQmZmKNmo

    They probably are showing us most of the fight footage in the trailer, though.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2013, 08:29:46 PM
    It's funny, recently there was a movie podcast (Battleship Pretension) where they had regular Asylum director Rachel Lee Goldberg (Sunday School Musical, Sherlock Holmes) and they brought up this exact ripoff.  They asked if asylum was working on one, but she had no idea.

    I highly recommend it (and she is fully aware of how bad these films are, though it sounds like they are surprisingly fun to work on)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2013, 04:45:28 PM
    Oh HELL yeah! Even Brad Bird seriously considering a sequel to The Incredibles is great news:

    http://www.chud.com/135868/brad-bird-genuinely-suggests-incredibles-2-is-a-possibility/

    By far the best Pixar movie. And the one that lends itself to sequels anyway.

    I also really hope they rerelease The Incredibles to theaters in 3D.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on May 18, 2013, 09:36:27 AM
    Marvel's Phase Three: 'Doctor Strange,' 'Iron Man 4,' 'Hulk,' 'Inhumans' or 'Runaways' on horizon? -- EW EXCLUSIVE (http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/05/17/marvel-phase-3/7/)
    Quote from: Anthony Breznican
    Right now the only definite project being planned for Phase Three is Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, which has been in development since 2006 but will finally come to the screen in November 2015 — just a few months after Avengers 2.

    “I’d say 99 percent of our time right now is purely spent on Phase Two,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told EW. “It’s five colossally giant motion pictures that we have to produce. So that’s taking up the time. But within the next year or so we’ll start the advanced planning for post-Avengers 2.”
    Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk (http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/05/17/marvel-phase-3/7/)
    Quote from: Anthony Breznican
    The third time is the charm. For the Hulk, that moment came with The Avengers. It may lead to a place in Phase Three.

    “People were like, ‘You’ve already had two movies. How is that going to happen?’” Feige said about pre-Avengers Hulk worries. “One of the goals that we talked about with Joss [Whedon] on Avengers was we want Hulk to be cool again.”

    Ten years have also passed since Ang Lee and Eric Bana’s (in my opinion) underrated Hulk in 2003, which was rebooted with Edward Norton in the Bruce Banner role for 2008’s more action-oriented The Incredible Hulk.

    Each was a modest box-office hit, with lukewarm critical reviews. Neither Hulk was particularly beloved by fans. That changed with The Avengers as Mark Ruffalo stepped into the role of Banner, giving the scientist with a mean, green streak some much needed warmth and humor.

    Part of Ruffalo’s charm was making the character of Banner/Hulk more like a lovable kid who is prone to uncontrollable tantrums. It worked. Fans wanted more — a lot more.

    In December, Ruffalo told EW he’s up for returning as the character, but worried that if they don’t do a Hulk movie with him relatively soon after Avengers 2, he’ll age out of the role. “You don’t want to be a 55-year-old Hulk,” the 45-year-old actor said.

    “If anyone could be a great 55-year-old Hulk, it’s Mark so I’m not worried about that,” Feige told EW.

    Rumors that a live-action version of the Planet Hulk comics series, in which the green monster is banished to an alien world, are completely false, Marvel execs insist. “What we’re excited about exploring and expanding is Mark — and Banner’s not in Planet Hulk at all,” Feige says. “The fun of the Hulk is his interaction with humans.”

    There’s no script for a solo Hulk movie in the works just yet, but Feige says: “Mark could stand in his own movie. … We’re talking about it. We’re excited to sit down and go, ‘What is a stand-alone Hulk movie?’”

    Most Marvel fans would agree: Phase Three could use a heaping helping of green.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 18, 2013, 07:50:59 PM
    I love Runaways, but I would much rather have it as a TV series in the Marvel U a la Agents of SHIELD.  Interesting that Ruffalo was aware that he's already starting to age out of the role.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 18, 2013, 09:06:18 PM
    I'm really hoping they do another Hulk movie. And please don't just try to do a soft reboot or something, don't ignore The Incredible Hulk, that was a really fun movie! Please bring Tim Blake Nelson back, he'd be great as The Leader!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 23, 2013, 04:23:15 PM
    http://www.chud.com/136589/singers-x-men-stealing-whedons-avengers-thunder-puts-quicksilver-on-screen-first (http://www.chud.com/136589/singers-x-men-stealing-whedons-avengers-thunder-puts-quicksilver-on-screen-first)
    Oh for fuck sake! Really? A pissing contest over Quicksilver?!

    Normally I'd side with Marvel and Joss Whedan. But honestly, I'd rather not have ANY new characters in Avengers 2, I'm much more interested in a good story rather than having to establish any more new characters as well as giving all the existing ones something to do.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 29, 2013, 05:57:46 PM
    Poughkeepsie may get Wood... as a statue.

    From AV Club
    Quote
    Joe Mendillo of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. has launched a fundraising campaign so his town can have a life-size bronze figure of one of its most famous native sons: low-budget sci-fi director Edward D. Wood Jr. Mendillo tells The Poughkeepsie Journal he’s aware Wood's name is synonymous with bad cinema, thanks to movies like Bride Of The Monster and Plan 9 From Outer Space. Nevertheless, he believes Poughkeepsie's most esteemed former resident (if you don't count Predator actor Bill Duke) still deserves to be honored, because of the inspiring spirit that drove his cult movie career.

    "Here's a guy from Poughkeepsie who started as a theater usher, went on to Hollywood, and though he wasn't the most talented guy, he made the most of his life, had an incredible time and we are still talking about him 90 years after his birth," Mendillo says.

    The story doesn't indicate whether Mendillo is planning to launch a Kickstarter page to gather donations from outside his hometown. However, if Kickstarter can help Detroit honor RoboCop, it seems like an Ed Wood statue should be no problem.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on May 30, 2013, 09:49:15 AM
    I reall don't hate or love the cat, but do we really need a movie based on a meme?
    (http://i.imgur.com/XyavWLb.jpg?1)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on May 30, 2013, 05:22:49 PM
    It'll be a family movie about a grumpy cat.  It'll probably be terrible, but who knows? Maybe it'll be great.  The source of an adaptation is never really a gauge for how good that adaptation may be.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 30, 2013, 06:42:00 PM
    It'll be a family movie about a grumpy cat.  It'll probably be terrible, but who knows? Maybe it'll be great.  The source of an adaptation is never really a gauge for how good that adaptation may be.

    As a longtime fan of the movie Clue, this is a very true statement.

    ...although Clue was a pretty rockin' game to being with.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on May 30, 2013, 06:53:28 PM
    True, it has a chance of being good and I agree with the example.   My issue is that memes tend to have a rather short shelf life (some more than others).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on June 03, 2013, 11:01:26 AM
    http://www.slashfilm.com/benicio-del-toro-joins-marvels-guardians-of-the-galaxy/ (http://www.slashfilm.com/benicio-del-toro-joins-marvels-guardians-of-the-galaxy/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on June 06, 2013, 03:52:39 PM
    Well that's interesting.
    http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/05/m-night-shyamalan-ghostwrote-shes-all-that (http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/05/m-night-shyamalan-ghostwrote-shes-all-that)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on June 06, 2013, 03:56:54 PM
    Well that's interesting.
    http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/05/m-night-shyamalan-ghostwrote-shes-all-that (http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/05/m-night-shyamalan-ghostwrote-shes-all-that)

    what a twist!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2013, 11:24:58 PM
    More of a lateral move really.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 07, 2013, 04:00:49 AM
    This trailer looked abysmal for the first half and excited during the second.  This kind of cartoony silly style of action movie is perfect for Luc Besson who makes movies like Taken, The Fifth Element and The Professional way more watchable than they have any right to be.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/LDKh9VXbDCg

    Is it believable?  God no.  But it isn't supposed to be.  It's just the way Besson's world works.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 12, 2013, 06:15:31 PM
    Michael Bay is now doing a movie based on a video game.  Don't worry, it's a game that no one really cares about.

    AV Club

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    Signaling his maturation as a filmmaker and a growing boy, Michael Bay’s interests are moving from action figures to video games, with the announcement that he’s pursuing an adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon at Warner Bros. As Variety reports, game manufacturer Ubisoft is currently meeting with screenwriters and—“should he spark to the script”—Bay will likely direct, leaving the giant robots of Transformers and Pain & Gain scattered on the floor as he plays with his video game military men instead. Ghost Recon tells the story of a fictional group of Special Forces agents who function as the President’s private team, taking down international threats that he can’t hit with drones for some reason, and doing their job with the kind of stealthy, surgical precision only Michael Bay can capture.

    It’s the third major franchise adaptation Ubisoft has launched so far, including the Michael Fassbender-starring Assassin’s Creed and the Tom Hardy-starring Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell (the latter to now be distinguished by its tagline, “This Is The One With The Goggles”). It's also the first of what could be several more years of Michael Bay playing with video games, before he enters his difficult teens and starts directing films about doing whip-its with that no-good Danny behind the Carl's Jr. Michael Bay, how many times have we told you to stay away from that kid?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 13, 2013, 06:41:32 PM
    This should make a lot of people happy.

    The older trailer
    http://www.youtube.com/v/kBpyU2fXm_4

    The new one
    http://www.youtube.com/v/qRivx-wEaiE

    With Colm Meaney!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on June 18, 2013, 12:26:07 PM
    Quote
    ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype is attending Licensing Expo 2013 in Las Vegas today and we've got your first look at promos for some anticipated titles, including Godzilla, Ninja Turtles (no "Teenage Mutant" in the title), Jurassic Park 4, Fast & Furious 7, Transformers 4, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Hercules, Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Need for Speed, The Book of Life, Rio 2, Night at the Museum 3, "24: Live Another Day" and more! You can check them all out

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/177583-exclusive-licensing-expo-promos-for-godzilla-ninja-turtles-jurassic-park-4-and-more
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on June 18, 2013, 06:07:11 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/lPnY2NjSjrg

    HOLY MOTHER OF POOP A LEGO MOVIE
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 18, 2013, 06:18:31 PM
    As done by the fellows who made Clone High, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 Jump Street.

    I am therefore super duper excited for it :highfive:
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on June 18, 2013, 06:23:09 PM
    Suddenly, Asylum presents Mega Blocks Movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 18, 2013, 06:23:32 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/lPnY2NjSjrg

    HOLY MOTHER OF POOP A LEGO MOVIE
    Huh. Well, it doesn't look bad. And I liked Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. I'm also VERY glad this movie isn't a live action/CGI movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 18, 2013, 09:38:40 PM
    SHARKNADO review:
    http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/sharknado-2013 (http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/sharknado-2013)
    First review I've read for it. And Foywonder's opinion is the only one I really care about in these matters anyway.
    The important thing is that apparently it's not dull or had all the cool bits shown in the trailer. Mostly because as far as I can find, there IS no trailer for it yet. Not sure why.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on June 19, 2013, 02:17:26 PM
    So not only has the composer been let go, the director has been "asked to take a vacation until after the film opens"

    http://www.unleashthefanboy.com/movies/marvels-pissed-at-thor-the-dark-world-director-alan-taylor/56509

    Uh oh.
    _________________
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on June 19, 2013, 03:43:55 PM
    BWAAAAAA
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on June 24, 2013, 08:42:55 PM
    http://www.slashfilm.com/rick-moranis-discusses-sequels-to-spaceballs-and-being-approached-for-ghostbusters-3/ (http://www.slashfilm.com/rick-moranis-discusses-sequels-to-spaceballs-and-being-approached-for-ghostbusters-3/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on June 25, 2013, 11:56:25 AM
    THR:
    It's Official: Jeff Robinov Out at Warner Bros. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/official-jeff-robinov-at-warner-574090)
    The executive is not part of a realignment of the studio's film group that elevates Sue Kroll, Greg Silverman and Toby Emmerich.
     

    THR:
    Warner Bros., Legendary End Talks to Renew Pact (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warner-bros-legendary-end-talks-574236)
    Eight years after they joined in a co-financing arrangement, negotiations have broken down, with Legendary continuing talks to move to Universal or Sony.
    Quote from: Alex Ben Block
    One of Hollywood’s most successful movie partnerships has come to an end as Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have broken off negotiations to renew their production and co-financing arrangement, according to sources.

    Legendary has been in talks with Warners about a renewal of their deal, first negotiated in 2005, while also holding discussions with other studios, most notably Universal and Sony, about moving their operations there.

    On Monday, both Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures declined to comment on the status of their negotiations.

    In recent months, Legendary founder and CEO Thomas Tull is said to have spoken to other studios before paring down his list to Universal and Sony.

    NBCUniversal is seen as especially promising because it not only has movie distribution but also an extensive television operation. Legendary recently hired former Warner TV head Bruce Rosenblum to run its TV operations, signaling that it is planning a major expansion.

    Although they have had success with Legendary financing a significant portion of big-budget Warner Bros. movies, including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel and The Hangover, both companies have different agendas at this point.

    Legendary has been increasing the percentage of ownership in such movies as the upcoming Pacific Rim and 300: Rise of an Empire. Legendary was the sole financier of 42 and of the upcoming The Seventh Son. It also funded 75 percent of Pacific Rim and the upcoming Godzilla.

    Legendary also has developed a number of its own movie projects, including Warcraft and Hot Wheels – with budgets expected to top $100 million each.

    Tull wants to be more involved as a producer and not just be a passive financier, according to sources. He wants to be consulted on everything from the script to the marketing in a much more intense way than he has at Warner Bros.

    Meanwhile, Warner Bros., according to sources, is looking to take complete ownership of movies made from its DC comics franchise as it did with the Harry Potter films, rather than splitting the revenue in return for co-financing.

    Warners still has a co-financing arrangement with Village Roadshow, which recently was refinanced with more than $1 billion, and reportedly is looking to raise additional capital through an arrangement to be led by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.

    Warner Bros. also wants out of a situation where Legendary has the right to cherry pick which of its movies to finance. Other slate deals at studios typically include investments in a wider range of movies.

    Warner Bros. had a right to match any offers Legendary got from other studios but now apparently has walked away from any deal.

    The news that Legendary will not renew its pact with Warner Bros. comes on the heels of the departure of Jeff Robinov as head of movie production. Warner Bros.' new chairman, Kevin Tsujihara, reportedly met with Tull, but they were not able to reach an agreement.

    Legendary has been preparing for this split for months. It raised $443 million in capital in December and has a $700 million credit facility set up in 2011.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on June 25, 2013, 12:49:05 PM
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Hugh Laurie is in talks to voice...........Paddington Fucking Bear.

    I might plotz.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on June 25, 2013, 02:40:17 PM
    Deadline:
    Legendary- NBCU? Thomas Tull Has Met Twice With Steve Burke But 4 Studios Still In This  (http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/legendary-nbcu-thomas-tull-has-met-twice-with-steve-burke-but-4-studios-still-in-this/)

    EXCLUSIVE: Legendary And Lionsgate To Meet This Week; Details On What Tull Wants (http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/legendary-and-new-entry-lionsgate-set-meeting-for-later-this-week-details-on-what-thomas-tull-wants/)

    Quote
    I’ve also learned exclusively what Tull wants to offer and what he wants in return for a new deal as he makes his way around the studios. Summed up one studio mogul who heard Tull’s pitch: “His appetite is significant. It”s what he thinks Legendary is worth.”  I’ve learned that Tull starts off talking conceptually — not specifics. ”Thomas is looking for a 360 media deal. He wants films, parks, TV. He wants a big partner, an even more all-encompassing deal to leverage his IP library of films, comics, and soon TV and license out the content he owns.”

    But let’s get real: Tull has very little IP to speak of and the studios want Legendary mostly for what it will finance for them. After building up his war chest and closing on $720M in financing in 2011 alone and more in 2012, Tull has “has access to billions more through various revolver accounts and other levers he can pull,” a source tells me. “He did $443M of pure equity with Waddell & Reed in a monster deal in December 2012. He has equity and financing for $272M. And he has a huge cash-rich business with hit after hit after hit over the years. That’s a lot of leverage.”

    Overall, Tull wants a much improved deal over his present one at Warner Bros. “He feels he was paying too high a distribution fee at Warner Bros for Pacific Rim and Godzilla which Legendary is making,” another source tells me. ”He’s paying over 10% fees for those movies. That’s high relative to what’s usually given the people who put up the money. He wants to pay 8% for the 10 to 12 films Legendary will be fully financing.”

    Quote
    Tull in the studio meetings talks candidly about what’s wrong with Legendary at Warner Bros. “How there’s a conflict of culture,” says one source. “Both cultures haven’t meshed,” echoes another. “And that it’s probably mutual.” That’s now further complicated by recent developments, with Robinov who had tension with Tull out at the movie studio, and former Warner Bros Television chief Bruce Rosenblum who was settled out by new Warner Bros boss Kevin Tsujihara now in at Legendary. Of course, Tull’s Legendary and Warner Bros have been in a 7-year film co-financing, co-production, and distribution relationship that ends this year.

    Tull for awhile had a ’get along, go along’ relationship with Warner Bros. Legendary usually had a 50% stake in the pictures it co-financed, and sometimes 33%. But a problem developed over the terms for The Dark Knight Rises. Legendary was in for 50% of the first 2 installments of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but then Warner Bros Pictures Group president Robinov limited Tull’s company to only a 25% stake in TDKR rather than give away a big piece of the profits which were huge. Tull wasn’t a happy camper and made it widely known.

    Quote
    Meanwhile, Tull still has several films coming out with Warner Bros including this summer’s Pacific Rim (75% Legendary financed) and this October’s The Seventh Son (100% financed) and 2014′s Godzilla (75% financed). Then there’s the surprising success of Tull’s solely financed passion project, the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, in no small way due to the prowess of marketing czarina Sue Kroll. Her promotion to co-running Warner Bros Pictures with poduction czar Greg Silverman might make a difference.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 25, 2013, 08:54:17 PM
    I am assuming the Paddington Bear movie will be yet another live action movie with CGI main characters? I don't know what it is about that, but damn near every movie of that type has been sooooo bad.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2013, 05:46:16 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/sHsniaY2eSk

    Dang, I really want to like this, since this movie has so many great comedians and has been talked about in the comedy community for years.  But this trailer had pretty much no laughs.  No offensively bad jokes like in some, but just not good.  Here's hoping that it's just not a great trailer for a good movie.  There have been some unhappy reviews at it's first viewing, but sometimes comedies are misunderstood when they first come out.  Please don't be bad...
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2013, 05:51:09 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/cd2gMg8YYEI

    You hit like a bejidarion?  What does that mean?

    This... actually looks like it could be fun.  The ceremonial masks are a little much, but I've heard by all accounts that the Last Stand is a gloriously fun stupid movie, so maybe even though Arnold doesn't have the drawing power he used it, he might be picking fun movies.  Stallone hasn't done that in a long time, so this could be great.  Here's hoping (a lot of big hopes from me lately).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 27, 2013, 05:58:58 PM

    You hit like a bejidarion?  What does that mean?
    He said "You hit like a vegetarian."
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 27, 2013, 06:01:10 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/sHsniaY2eSk

    Dang, I really want to like this, since this movie has so many great comedians and has been talked about in the comedy community for years.  But this trailer had pretty much no laughs.  No offensively bad jokes like in some, but just not good.  Here's hoping that it's just not a great trailer for a good movie.  There have been some unhappy reviews at it's first viewing, but sometimes comedies are misunderstood when they first come out.  Please don't be bad...
    Yeah, agree on all counts. The cast has me interested. But that trailer was just unfunny. Better than the Friedberg Seltzer movies, though.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2013, 06:08:27 PM

    You hit like a bejidarion?  What does that mean?
    He said "You hit like a vegetarian."

    Yeah, except that he didn't because... I don't know, he never heard of one and couldn't say it properly.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on June 28, 2013, 07:01:57 PM
    Nuke The Fridge:
    Guess Which Marvel Character Vin Diesel Might Portray? (http://nukethefridge.com/2013/06/27/guess-which-marvel-superhero-vin-diesel-might-portray/)

    MovieWeb:
    Is Vin Diesel Black Panther? the Actor Takes a Meeting at Marvel (http://www.movieweb.com/news/is-vin-diesel-black-panther-the-actor-takes-a-meeting-at-marvel)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 28, 2013, 07:49:15 PM
    No.  White man Vin Diesel will not be playing African black person Black Panther.  I can guarantee it.

    Maybe he's going to play this part:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/D27WtFZ-aaI
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2013, 06:09:26 PM
    Pixar will still do sequels.  Pixar will also do one original movie a year. 

    Quote
    Sensing that perhaps not everyone left Monsters Inc. saying, “That was great, but I wonder what sort of secondary education those monsters went through before joining the monster workforce?” Pixar has announced that it plans to ease back on all the sequels and prequels, sort of. “For artistic reasons … it’s really important that we do an original film a year,” Pixar president Ed Catmull tells BuzzFeed, implicitly acknowledging that movies such as Cars 2, Monsters University, and the upcoming Finding Dory are less “art” than product. “Every once in a while, we get a film where we want or people want to see something continuing in that world—which is the rationale behind the sequel. They want those characters, which means we were successful with them. But if you keep doing that, then you aren’t doing original films.” With that in mind, Catmull has pledged a “one and a half” strategy, where each year sees one original film and every other year sees one sequel, on and on, until we are finally the corpulent blobs of WALL-E, complaining from our floating Barcaloungers that we’ve already seen Monsters Mandatory Sexual Harassment Seminar, yet there’s still no Incredibles 2.

    That's pretty cool.  They get to have their cake and eat it too AND it means more Pixar movies!  Despite the weakness of the Cars movies, this is way OK with me.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 30, 2013, 06:30:32 PM
    Yeah, I don't mind more Pixar movies. Monsters University might have been unnecessary, but it was still entertaining on it's own. And Cars 2 was the only truly awful one they've done so far. So as long as they don't make a Cars 3, I'm okay with it.
    I also like that the article is as frustrated with the lack of an Incredibles 2 as I am.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2013, 06:48:42 PM
    I want A Bug's Life 2 but that's only because I want to make sure Dave Foley stays fed.  Poor guy can't catch a brake (He was supposed to star in that awful looking Planes movie, but now awful sounding Dane Cook is the star.  I don't know how to feel about that).

    I hear that there was a really good Incredibles comic, but that and the also good Darkwing Duck comic got cancelled in the middle of their runs when Disney bought Marvel.  Too bad.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Space version 2.0 on July 01, 2013, 11:56:31 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/R4GGOXkY5CI?version=3&hl=en_US

    Good to seem them working with Goodman again, though Justin Timberlake seems like an odd choice. Of course, I thought the same thing about Matt Damon.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2013, 05:07:33 PM
    Blaxsploitation legend and martial artist Jim Kelly died over the weekend.  I'm only familiar with him because I have the theme to Black Belt Jones on my iPod.  But here are some great clips.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/mEVVd4aNyMM

    http://www.youtube.com/v/bthp5UBf0TU

    And, of course, Enter the Dragon

    http://www.youtube.com/v/tBmff63rIXQ

    http://www.youtube.com/v/rEw-OfWgrY8

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 02, 2013, 07:45:07 PM
    ScreenRant:
    ‘Man of Steel’ Star Wants A Batman/Superman Teamup Movie (http://screenrant.com/batman-superman-movie-team-up-henry-cavill/)
    Quote from: Anthony Vieira
    When asked by SFX (http://www.sfx.co.uk/2013/05/23/exclusive-man-of-steel-star-wants-big-screen-superman-batman-team-up/) about his thoughts on a potential film featuring the World’s Finest, Cavill stated that he found the age-old conflict between the two interesting because:

    Quote
        “…they are two different sides of the same coin and their methods are entirely different. And I think it would actually make for an interesting story as to why, first of all, they were going head to head and how. I think that would make a great story.”
    [/quote]
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 02, 2013, 08:11:53 PM
    Except that now thanks to the "gritty reboot" style of Superman, they're not as different.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on July 03, 2013, 06:36:34 AM
    http://www.slashfilm.com/jonathan-liebesmans-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-alters-shredders-origins/ (http://www.slashfilm.com/jonathan-liebesmans-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-alters-shredders-origins/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: anais.butterfly on July 03, 2013, 07:47:15 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/sHsniaY2eSk

    Dang, I really want to like this, since this movie has so many great comedians and has been talked about in the comedy community for years.  But this trailer had pretty much no laughs.  No offensively bad jokes like in some, but just not good.  Here's hoping that it's just not a great trailer for a good movie.  There have been some unhappy reviews at it's first viewing, but sometimes comedies are misunderstood when they first come out.  Please don't be bad...
    Yeah, agree on all counts. The cast has me interested. But that trailer was just unfunny. Better than the Friedberg Seltzer movies, though.

    I liked this trailer and I laughed a few times.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Bob on July 03, 2013, 07:51:38 AM
    And that is why I always wear my sunglasses since I grew the goatee......
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 07, 2013, 08:37:15 AM
    Deadline:
    Legendary “Likely” To Select NBCUniversal This Week For Big New Showbiz Partnership (http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/legendary-likely-to-choose-nbcuniversal-this-week-for-new-filmtvparks-partnership/)
    Quote from: NIKKI FINKE
    EXCLUSIVE:
    I’ve learned that Legendary Entertainment‘s Thomas Tull could announce his selection of a new film/television financial, distribution, marketing, and production partnership as early as this week after kicking tires all over Hollywood. And insiders tell me that Comcast is his choice barring some last-minute over-the-top offer from a rival media giant. “NBCUniversal has been the likely candidate from the beginning. And it will likely happen momentarily,” one source tells me. The general concensus on both sides, according to insiders, is that “it would be a really good fit” because of Tull’s appetite for a so-called ’360 media’ deal involving films, television, parks, and digital. Says another: ”They’re in the end game. But Sony or another studio may still overpay – and that’s the problem.” I hear Tull, 43, and the Universal team already have a rapport. I reported last month that Tull had met twice with NBCUniversal chief and Comcast #2 Steve Burke over at NBCU. Then I reported that Legendary was adding Lionsgate to the mix of suitors NBCU, Sony, Fox, and Warner Bros. Now Tull would be wise to make the selection before Warner Bros opens his Pacific Rim next weekend because the $190M scifi actioner is tracking poorly - no better than mid-$30M for its 3-day opening.  Also Legendary has big plans for Comic-Con this month. Meanwhile, Universal’s selection would cap a very profitable filmmaking year.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on July 09, 2013, 03:08:59 PM
    (http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/news/jul13/oldboy-poster.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Bob on July 09, 2013, 03:50:29 PM
    I hope his hammer works.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 09, 2013, 04:20:27 PM
    That's... kind of an odd poster.  I don't dislike it but there's something odd about it I can't put my finger on it.  But I give props to any movie poster that isn't terribly generic.

    Josh Brolin has me interested.  Spike Lee... Well, he's hit or miss.  Here's hoping it's a good.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 09, 2013, 04:21:24 PM
    So somebody else got Tom Hanks' luggage from Joe vs. the Volcano?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 09, 2013, 04:22:07 PM
    (http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/news/jul13/oldboy-poster.jpg)
    He looks like he wants some ham.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 09, 2013, 04:36:02 PM
    That's... kind of an odd poster.  I don't dislike it but there's something odd about it I can't put my finger on it.  But I give props to any movie poster that isn't terribly generic.

    Josh Brolin has me interested.  Spike Lee... Well, he's hit or miss.  Here's hoping it's a good.

    I'm choosing to be remarkably optimistic about this one. It's been a full decade since the original, meaning this isn't one of those Quick-flip-of-a-foreign-flick ventures that have no real merit beyond themselves (here's lookin' at you, Let Me In), it's being made by a very solid filmmaker, and it's got an outstanding cast. They just need to have the stones to go to the strange, warped places that the original went to and we'll all be fine.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 10, 2013, 02:54:28 PM
    Trailer's out:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/A8gpi44y4TU?version=3&hl=en_US

    Definitely looks pretty, and I'm pretty confidant that Brolin's gonna do a fantastic job. I'm concerned that a lot of what I'm seeing seems close-to-identical to the original (save for what seems to be a needless red herring), but as folks elsewhere have pointed out, this is likely something of a clip reel to prove to folks that they're covering all the necessary bases here. Also, I guess that poster was literal. Go figure.

    I remain quite optimistic, and actually a bit more excited.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Zombie Monty on July 12, 2013, 08:31:39 PM
    Director Paul Feig tweeted today that Joel, Trace, and Josh recorded a commentary track for the upcoming home video release of The Heat.

    Quote
    Paul Feig ‏@paulfeig

    MST3K's @TraceBeaulieu, @JElvisWeinstein & Joel Hodgson just recorded a commentary track for #TheHeat DVD!

    Not sure what to think about that...   :o


    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 12, 2013, 08:37:20 PM
    Isn't The Heat a comedy?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 12, 2013, 08:39:17 PM
    Isn't The Heat a comedy?

    In theory, yes.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 13, 2013, 09:03:56 PM
    Trailer for the new Curse of Chucky:

    http://ictv-dread-ec.indieclicktv.com/player/embed/9f0e17cb15c705e5d103853141ed8ae9/51db296d449f1/56/0/defaultPlayer%5Eplayer.swf

    Looks pretty good. I have hopes for this, since it's going back to the more straight horror roots. Not that I didn't enjoy Bride of Chucky, and to a lesser extent Seed of Chucky, but there is only so long you can take the comedy route. And it's not a remake, thank God!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 14, 2013, 12:10:39 AM
    Direct to Video no less.

    Believe it or not, I think a remake might serve the series better, although one that retains Brad Dourif.  The first one wasn[t that good (I heard that Bride was the only good one, and even that is debatable), but it did come from an interesting place (the My Buddy idea that someone is trying to market a toy as your friend) and I think a killer toy movie that comments on insidious marketing would be interesting (and apparently inherently better than Branded, which looked interesting but is, by all accounts, terrible).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on July 14, 2013, 04:03:06 AM
    I think it looks terrible.  Chucky isn't scary - never was scary - and so to try a gritty reboot of the franchise doesn't make a whole lot of sense. 

    The only good films in the franchise are Bride of Chucky and to a lesser extent, Seed of Chucky.  Mainly because of Jennifer Tilly.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 14, 2013, 04:06:04 AM
    She was great in the Wrong Guy, which is the most terrifying movie she's been in.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/eyXoM-62lX0
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Bob on July 14, 2013, 05:00:41 AM
    Trailer's out:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/A8gpi44y4TU?version=3&hl=en_US

    Definitely looks pretty, and I'm pretty confidant that Brolin's gonna do a fantastic job. I'm concerned that a lot of what I'm seeing seems close-to-identical to the original (save for what seems to be a needless red herring), but as folks elsewhere have pointed out, this is likely something of a clip reel to prove to folks that they're covering all the necessary bases here. Also, I guess that poster was literal. Go figure.

    I remain quite optimistic, and actually a bit more excited.

    The hammer is back!

    Cast looks promising.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 19, 2013, 11:35:33 AM
    BATMAN BEYOND A Reboot Possibility for Batman on Film? (http://www.batman-on-film.com/BATMAN-REBOOTED_rumor_Batman-Beyond-reboot-possibility_7-17-13.html)
    Quote from:  Bill "Jett" Ramey
    BOF has heard some whispers that an adaptation of the animated TV series BATMAN BEYOND is on the table when it comes to the upcoming Batman on film reboot.

    This would not be a continuation of Chris Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy” where Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne mentors Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Batman. (The Nolanverse is done, not coming back, and it's time to move on.) No, it would have nothing to do with the Nolanverse and would feature a dynamic very similar to what we got in the animated TV show. How such a project would fit in a unified DCU on film is unclear.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 19, 2013, 02:51:21 PM
    Never seen the show, but heard good things about it. I like this idea to separate it from the other Batman series'.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 19, 2013, 08:27:44 PM
    AICN:
    BATMAN 2015? (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/63313)
    Quote
    Hey folks, Harry here...   I've just been given a corporate document for a company that works very closely with studios on their releases - that details the titles that they'll be forming corporate strategies through 2015.   Not only does it have a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie listed, but BATMAN.   That this document was distributed today within this company...  I wonder, if WARNERS is going to announce that Saturday at Comic Con.   Oh - ANTMAN is also on the list, along with a TROLLS movie.   I predict that the TROLLS movie will be the creepiest film ever made.   BTW - Atlanta - heads up, Edgar Wright will be shooting ANTMAN there later this year!

      :-\
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on July 19, 2013, 08:31:27 PM
    AICN:
    BATMAN 2015? (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/63313)
    Quote
    Hey folks, Harry here...   I've just been given a corporate document for a company that works very closely with studios on their releases - that details the titles that they'll be forming corporate strategies through 2015.   Not only does it have a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie listed, but BATMAN.   That this document was distributed today within this company...  I wonder, if WARNERS is going to announce that Saturday at Comic Con.   Oh - ANTMAN is also on the list, along with a TROLLS movie.   I predict that the TROLLS movie will be the creepiest film ever made.   BTW - Atlanta - heads up, Edgar Wright will be shooting ANTMAN there later this year!

      :-\
    I assume TROLLS is going to be movie about the creepy kid's toys? Yeah, that's stupid.
    I would actually kind of like a dark remake of TROLL. But I doubt they would do that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on July 19, 2013, 08:41:14 PM
    Didn't they release a darker version of Trolls, though?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on July 19, 2013, 09:37:10 PM
    Never seen the show, but heard good things about it. I like this idea to separate it from the other Batman series'.

    It was a good series.  I never enjoyed it as much as the previous animated series, but it had more highs than lows.  The Return of the Joker movie they did actually has some of my favorite Batman moments.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on July 20, 2013, 11:06:55 AM
    Comic-Con 2013: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’ (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/comic-con-2013-superman-batman-movie-will-follow-man-of-steel/)
    Quote from: Nicole Sperling
    Warner Bros. is about to bring together two of its most iconic heroes: Superman and Batman will unite in a new film, the follow-up to “Man of Steel,” set for release in 2015.

    According to two sources with knowledge of the movie, Warner Bros. intends to announce the news at its Comic-Con International panel Saturday morning. Said a Warner Bros. spokesperson, “We don’t comment on rumors regarding these properties.”

    “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder is expected to reunite with screenwriter David S. Goyer and star Henry Cavill for the new film. It’s unlikely Christian Bale will step back into the bat suit, as the actor has indicated publicly that he has moved on from his days as Bruce Wayne.

    “Man of Steel” producer and “Dark Knight” trilogy director Christopher Nolan is expected by some to produce the project, but the exact nature of his involvement is unclear.

    The move marks the culmination of years of effort on the part of Warner Bros. and DC Comics to bring their superheroes together in a similar fashion to their primary competitor Marvel, which successfully combined its superheroes into a $1.5-billion box-office hit with “The Avengers.”

    In the comic world, the two heroes are teaming up in a new series, “Batman/Superman,” by writer Greg Pak and artist Jae Lee.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 24, 2013, 05:10:39 PM
    X-Men: Days of Future Past posters

    (http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/two-generations-unite-in-x-men-days-of-future-past-posters.jpg)

    (https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSaLFC5-UGFGVm7A82NjTE1vc7oMm32_sTo9Iig8TrSTNm3LkrX)

    (https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQqXrGL6tX_tgzQadZT1DTHP7KbSCTnQy4NVJKg5O9IzCoE49r7LA)

    Yay Sentinels.  And, hopefully, ignoring X-Men 3!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on August 01, 2013, 01:55:24 PM
    And, hopefully, ignoring X-Men 3!

    Nope.  It may be retconed (retconned....retcon-ed?), but they don't ignore it.  I'm fine with that, though.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on August 01, 2013, 01:57:00 PM
    Holy crap, this looks great:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/kGWO2w0H2V8
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on August 01, 2013, 02:43:39 PM
    Fleming Rants On Why Studios Can’t Launch Franchises Anymore, Leaving Us With Retreads Like ‘The Mummy’ (http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/fleming-rants-on-why-studios-cant-launch-franchises-anymore-leaving-us-with-retreads-like-the-mummy/)
    Quote from:  MIKE FLEMING JR
    Universal has confirmed that Len Wiseman has dropped off Universal’s reboot of The Mummy franchise, which will get a new round of movies after the last reboot trilogy grossed north of $1.25 billion worldwide before running out of steam. Do we need another Mummy? I wouldn’t think so, but apparently we do need to reopen that sarcophagus, especially since studios are whiffing badly in attempts to create new intellectual properties. They instead seem bent on running tried and tested past successes into the ground.

    Leaving The Mummy might be the best thing for Wiseman, a props man who got off to an impressive start as a director by launching the ambitious Underworld. He helped hatch that series, which added some real flourishes to the  vampires and werewolves genre. Since then, Wiseman has gone through a succession of sequels (Live Free Or Die Hard) and remakes (Total Recall), becoming a symbol of a time where Hollywood studios place too little emphasis on originality and instead prize utterly familiar product studios hope might put up big global numbers. Wiseman needs an original movie, and fast.

    Why does Hollywood go back to the well so often on tired retreads? Because, as this summer has proven, it’s damn near impossible to create new intellectual properties that are not based on bestselling book series with vast reading audiences like Twilight Saga or The Hunger Games. Some of this summer’s non-sequel misfires, like After Earth, The Lone Ranger and R.I.P.D., surely deserve to be one-offs. But even worthy, imaginative films like Pacific Rim have it rough. They get measured and dismissed quickly, not helped by the fact that press coverage has become reliant on imprecise tracking service estimates that give journalists a touchstone to dismiss movies even before anyone has seen them. Early low tracking on Pacific Rim fueled advance stories that the movie would be a flop, which it wasn’t. When The Wolverine‘s opening weekend didn’t match high advance tracking estimates, journalists bashed the movie (which is quite good), and not the faulty tracking services that overestimated the opening weekend numbers in the first place. Pacific Rim also wasn’t helped by a marketing campaign straight out of Transformers, and it wasn’t until too late that Warner Bros switched to spots that showed the movie had heart and wasn’t just a collision of robots and over-sized alien monsters from beneath the sea.

    If there are two originals this summer worth sequel-izing, I would nominate Pacific Rim and World War Z. Despite being real crowd-pleasers, these will not be easy decisions because their high production budgets require each to do upwards of $400 million worldwide before serious sequel talk even begins. WWZ passed this threshold and is at $475 million, while Pac Rim is at $226 million but playing strong in Asian territories including China. All of this raises the currency of worn franchises like The Mummy.

    If you actually look at some of the films that grew into lucrative franchises, many came in with low expectations and were happy accidents rather than pre-programmed franchise launches. The Terminator, for instance, is a big franchise for Paramount, Annapurna and Skydance, after Megan Ellison bought for $20 million or so. I can remember James Cameron telling me that his backer on the original, Hemdale, drew a clear line in the sand and told the director to end the movie at the point where Michael Biehn’s Reese character sticks an explosive in the semi-tanker and dives into the dumpster. Cameron had to beg and borrow for the money to shoot the final scene. Would The Terminator have been memorable without Sarah Connor crushing the cyborg in a hydraulic press in that automated factory? Maybe not. There are a million stories like these. Marvel under Kevin Feige has been the most prolific hit-making success story in Hollywood, but this came only after decades of futility when Marvel was horribly mismanaged, made bad deal after bad deal and wound up in bankruptcy.

    The Fast And The Furious was almost entirely out of gas before Universal smartly brought in Chris Morgan and Justin Lin, who tinkered under the hood and and much to the surprise of everybody, restored it into Universal’s most valuable franchise outside of Jurassic Park. They smartly added energy by bringing back Vin Diesel and adding Dwayne Johnson and others. The studio is now looking for another big star to join the next film in a small role and then be a big part of the film that follows. Denzel Washington just turned down that opportunity, but they’ll undoubtedly get somebody important by the time The Conjuring helmer James Wan starts shooting the seventh film. And this summer’s World War Z went in with a blueprint for multiple movies, and shot an ending that lent itself to an easy sequel. Trouble was, nobody liked the final scene where Brad Pitt slays zombies in a giant battle in Russia. In what seems all too rare these days, Paramount spent $20 million to shoot another, far more satisfying climax that made the movie great. But the studio created a challenge for itself to move forward, and I’m not sure where they go with the storyline if they actually make a sequel.

    I think that Hollywood is going to have to reconsider its all-or-nothing formula for launching new intellectual properties. These films have to be nurtured, and maybe that’s not possible with all the overspending and the $125 million it takes to launch a studio tentpole film on a global scale. The current batch of summer originals cost too much, and it’s clear that audiences are on to the fact these 3D conversions are just a revenue-raising gimmick on most films. There has to be a way to hatch new franchises without putting so much pressure on them that sequel potential gets snuffed out when they don’t immediately do smashing global business on opening weekend.

    China Box-Office Standoff: Studios in High-Level Talks to Resolve Tax Issue (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-box-office-standoff-studios-597954)[/quote]
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 03, 2013, 07:52:03 AM
    Robert Rodriguez just out-Robert Rodriguezed himself.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/BO1WwOQowlg
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on August 05, 2013, 07:44:58 PM
    Sean Connery comes out of retirement to star in a movie made to promote Scottish animation.
    http://www.youtube.com/v/a20oRLJ4v4s
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 05, 2013, 11:52:22 PM
    Wow, suddenly food fight seems... well, they're on equal footing. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on August 10, 2013, 12:17:45 PM
    Christian Bale Reportedly Offered $50 Million To Reprise Batman
    http://latino-review.com/2013/08/christian-bale-reportedly-offered-50-million-to-reprise-batman-according-to-new-book/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on August 12, 2013, 06:31:18 AM
    An explanation for how Foodfight! turned out the way it did. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/movies/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-computer-animated-foodfight.html?ref=movies&_r=2&pagewanted=all& (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/movies/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-computer-animated-foodfight.html?ref=movies&_r=2&pagewanted=all&)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on August 12, 2013, 03:28:17 PM
    Quote
    In what's likely to be the most frightening news of the day, the popularity of shark-themed movies may have spurred Universal into revisiting one of the greatest fish tales of all time... Jaws. Read on for details.

    The rumors have been swirling around for a while, but this latest bit may just have confirmed our fears. A casting call has gone out on Mandy seeking: "All Positions for Jaws Reboot."

    The post goes on...

    We are seeking all crew positions for the upcoming Jaws reboot. We will need to build sets quite early; therefore, we will be hiring partially prior to the official pre-production. Please submit all job queries via flickfolks.com in the US Film Crew Section. Please leave a message there directly with the studio PM (production manager)."

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/69458/jaws-reboot-works-dear-god-no
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on August 12, 2013, 03:36:28 PM
    we're gonna need a bigger budget.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on August 12, 2013, 04:49:04 PM
    I can't believe it. I don't believe it. I won't believe it. You can prove it to me and I still won't believe it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on August 12, 2013, 05:01:56 PM
    There was a perfectly good Jaws reboot a little while back.  It was called Deep Blue Sea.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on August 12, 2013, 06:28:54 PM
    Seems like they're trying to catch up with Back to the Future Part 2.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: modelmeg on August 12, 2013, 10:41:29 PM
    Quote
    In what's likely to be the most frightening news of the day, the popularity of shark-themed movies may have spurred Universal into revisiting one of the greatest fish tales of all time... Jaws. Read on for details.

    The rumors have been swirling around for a while, but this latest bit may just have confirmed our fears. A casting call has gone out on Mandy seeking: "All Positions for Jaws Reboot."

    The post goes on...

    We are seeking all crew positions for the upcoming Jaws reboot. We will need to build sets quite early; therefore, we will be hiring partially prior to the official pre-production. Please submit all job queries via flickfolks.com in the US Film Crew Section. Please leave a message there directly with the studio PM (production manager)."

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/69458/jaws-reboot-works-dear-god-no

    ...the fuck? SOME THINGS SHOULD BE LEFT ALONE.

    I'M ALSO LOOKING AT YOU, GEORGE LUCAS, YOU MEDDLING ASS.

    *whew*
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on August 12, 2013, 10:42:48 PM
    They are leaving it alone, nobody is changing Jaws. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: modelmeg on August 12, 2013, 10:52:34 PM
    Why does everything need a reboot? Come up with something new. I guess some of it is the audience's fault. Seems not that many people are going to original movies anymore.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 12, 2013, 10:56:45 PM
    It doesn't really surprise me that they want to remake JAWS. But to hire people and start making sets BEFORE PRE-PRODUCTION?!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: modelmeg on August 12, 2013, 11:12:55 PM
    ^Good point! Also, exactly what do they mean by a reboot? A shot for shot remake is unlikely and since Jaws came out there have been countless shark movies. How would a Jaws reboot be any different besides having the name "Jaws" attached to it?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on August 12, 2013, 11:17:18 PM
    I think maybe they're paying attention to SyFy's movies, if people are excited by B (Z?) grade monster movies then why not a big budget one?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 12, 2013, 11:22:39 PM
    So I am getting my wish? For Hollywood to make the blockbuster that SHARKNADO is a mockbuster of?
     Ooh, ooh, I want a million dollars and naked Selma Hayak!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 14, 2013, 12:05:01 AM
    THEY FOUND IT!  Not all of it.  Some of it.

    You can now see footage from the making of the famously unwatchable and unavailable film, the Day the Clown Cried.  Only a handful of people have seen the completed film, including Spinal Tap/Simpsons vet Harry Shearer, who described it as a film so ill-conceived, it is the ultimate bad movie.  It's also a Holocaust drama.  Directed by Jerry Lewis.

    For those who don't know, it is a drama about a clown (Jerry) who gets sent to a Concentration Camp and ends with Jerry marching a group of kids into a gas chamber to make their final moments happy ones (not with Jerry Lewis, they won't be).  It's not certain if some of this footage is from the actual film or was for promotional material like the trailer.  Still, we actually get to see what the clown looked like.  And it's somehow grimier than most.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/biUVafG_H54
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on August 21, 2013, 06:49:39 PM
    A bit of concept art from Disney's "Zootopia."
    (http://i.imgur.com/ZBW4w0X.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on August 23, 2013, 06:48:25 AM
    http://www.themarysue.com/miyazaki-annonausicaa-sequel/ (http://www.themarysue.com/miyazaki-annonausicaa-sequel/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on August 24, 2013, 04:45:32 PM
    In regards to the Superman/Batman movie...http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/24/bryan-cranston-confirmed-to-play-lex-luthor-in-batmanman-of-steel-3936111/ (http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/24/bryan-cranston-confirmed-to-play-lex-luthor-in-batmanman-of-steel-3936111/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 24, 2013, 05:15:23 PM
    In regards to the Superman/Batman movie...http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/24/bryan-cranston-confirmed-to-play-lex-luthor-in-batmanman-of-steel-3936111/ (http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/24/bryan-cranston-confirmed-to-play-lex-luthor-in-batmanman-of-steel-3936111/)
    I like the casting, but SOOOOO tired of Lex Luthor by this point.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on August 24, 2013, 05:22:31 PM
    well who else are they gonna put in there? doomsday? bizarro? mxyzptlk?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on August 24, 2013, 05:23:40 PM
    well who else are they gonna put in there? doomsday? bizarro? mxyzptlk?
    I wouldn't be surprised to see Doomsday.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on August 30, 2013, 07:16:15 PM
    Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim Crosses $400 Million Worldwide
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/warner-bros-pictures-legendary-pictures-223200249.html
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: McDonald's on August 31, 2013, 10:27:54 PM
    THEY FOUND IT!  Not all of it.  Some of it.

    You can now see footage from the making of the famously unwatchable and unavailable film, the Day the Clown Cried.  Only a handful of people have seen the completed film, including Spinal Tap/Simpsons vet Harry Shearer, who described it as a film so ill-conceived, it is the ultimate bad movie.  It's also a Holocaust drama.  Directed by Jerry Lewis.

    For those who don't know, it is a drama about a clown (Jerry) who gets sent to a Concentration Camp and ends with Jerry marching a group of kids into a gas chamber to make their final moments happy ones (not with Jerry Lewis, they won't be).  It's not certain if some of this footage is from the actual film or was for promotional material like the trailer.  Still, we actually get to see what the clown looked like.  And it's somehow grimier than most.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/biUVafG_H54

    ...wow.   I've heard about this.  Nice to finally see what he looks like.  I simply MUST see this movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on September 02, 2013, 10:57:31 AM
    Charlie Hunnam starring in 50 shades of Gray movie...interesting choice.  Had absolutely no interest until I read this.  The girl will be played by the spawn of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith...Dakota Johnson.  Really don't know much about her
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on September 03, 2013, 02:00:40 PM
    She was in the short-lived comedy Ben & Kate, which was pretty good.  She had a light, goofy charm which I'm sure will be perfect for Fifty Shades...
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 03, 2013, 06:58:58 PM
    The Zero Theorem

    It's Terry Gilliam's next movie.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/AKT296jh8xg

    And here's a clip.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/NvV4_Lr9RKs

    If there was a God, Terry Gilliam would do a Transmetropolitan TV series.

    (http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2011/11/transmetropolitan1.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Pak-Man on September 04, 2013, 03:50:09 PM
    Miyazaki calls it a day:

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/04/hayao-miyazaki-will-retire-after-latest-film?abthid=5227b6c9a9f08e8605000025

    I've seen a criminally small portion of his oeuvre (Ponyo, Arrietty, Spirited Away, Kiki and Castle of Cagliostro) but I've loved every one of them. They transcend "anime" and fall into the category of just plain great animation. I'll enjoy filling in that back-catalog.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 05, 2013, 06:34:26 PM
    First trailer for Robocop remake:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/UuVphAuRo7Q


    I like the idea of him not really being in control. It's something that would distinguish it from the original.
    And I do like the look of the suit when he's not all black, that looks stupid.
    I am weary of the general grey look to the movie, though. Too many other movies have done that (Terminator 4, I'm looking at you) and it just makes them dull.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on September 05, 2013, 08:02:55 PM
    the odds of a sequel look good  for Evil Dead

    $97,542,952

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id ... ad2013.htm
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 05, 2013, 08:06:25 PM
    the odds of a sequel look good  for Evil Dead

    $97,542,952

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id ... ad2013.htm
    I liked the Evil Dead remake, but I would still rather see a sequel to Army of Darkness. From the sounds of it, that is still not completely out of the realm of possibility, but I'm not holding my breath.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 05, 2013, 08:35:30 PM
    Word is that they're doing a sequel of both then another movie that combines the two.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 05, 2013, 08:50:18 PM
    I just want to see Bruce Campbell in an Evil Dead movie again. And I don't count whatever the fuck that was supposed to be after the credits in the remake.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 06, 2013, 04:10:13 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/UuVphAuRo7Q

    The new RoboCop trailer is out, and it does not look promising.  It looks depressingly boring.  Now, it could be that the trailer misrepresents the movie (though the fact that the release date is for February probably isn't a good sign, since that's the time of year for bad movies and sleeper hits masquerading as bad movies).

    Now, I'm open to changes, but it's biggest crime is that it does not look interesting.  It just looks dull.  Now, maybe this is supposed to be the "mass consumption" trailer and some red-band trailer will show us some real interesting stuff, but I'm not holding my breath.

    Now often satires like this don't really show their fangs in the trailer, so I'd like to be proven wrong, but this doesn't look much like a satire.  Supposedly, Sam Jackson's character will provide a lot of it, but that sounds like they're putting it to the sidelines.  Again, trailers can be misleading, but if so, then someone put together a shit trailer.

    The lead doesn't seem to be doing much as RoboCop either.  I don't think the premise helps either: the premise is that 1) Alex Murphy doesn't die, which is much less tragic.  2) His family KNOWS he's alive, which is, again, less tragic.  3) He's allowed to see his family, apparently.

    I guess the tragedy is that he's less human now, except that the actor is playing him less as a robot and more as a generic action hero.  Listen to how the lead delivers the big line at the end of the trailer.  It's read like he's just some guy, not a ROBOT COP!  Compare that with Peter Weller.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/YomgQMU-2fE

    Now, it's not some acting revelation (though Weller IS a good actor) but he does read it with no emotion.  He's not reading it with steely determination, he's reading it like "This is a thing that's happening."  I mean, even "Your move creep." is said without hate or anger.  It's said because either that was a thing Murphy said in life when he did have those feelings or that he was programmed by someone who felt their super-cop should sound like Dirty Harry.

    Now, here's the way it could turn out to be better than it looks: it touches on the idea that he has no free will.  OK, so maybe the emotions are faked and just for show, as a selling point by Omnicorp (OCP sounds much better, by the way.  Omnicorp just sounds overtly evil.  Omni Consumer Products sounds more subtly all encompassing and generic, making it a little more insidious) to market RoboCop.  Maybe he does the talk show circuit and charms people but it's all an act, and he's really hollow (though that's probably more accurately how the movie will be described) and he can only fake emotions, like a war vet with PTSD.  But I doubt it.  And even if that was true, a car bomb just doesn't seem as effective as a traumatic death as say... hateful criminals deconstructing one's body one bullet at a time.

    So over all, this does not look to me like it will be a clever, fun or interesting remake.  And I don't like to be the person who jumps all over a movie with assumptions about it's quality before I get in the theatre, but I have yet to be given a reason that this might be good.

    On the plus side, it always makes me happy to see Michael Keaton working.  He's a great actor who gets some pretty thankless work.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 06, 2013, 04:54:14 PM

    On the plus side, it always makes me happy to see Michael Keaton working.  He's a great actor who gets some pretty thankless work.
    I liked the trailer a little better than you did, but have similar concerns. But this last bit I cannot emphasize enough! It is good to see Michael Keaton in a big budget studio movie again in a major part. And he plays the villain, even! So you know he's gonna have some fun with it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on September 11, 2013, 08:09:47 AM
    Quote
    Bring your iPad to the movie theater and experience special event screenings of "The Little Mermaid" on the big screen like never before! It's "Disney Second Screen Live: The Little Mermaid," where you become part of the story. Interact with Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder. Compete with the audience as you play games, sing-along, and collect hidden treasure. But watch out for Ursula, who just might try to steal your points. It just got better, down where it's wetter, with "Disney Second Screen Live: The Little Mermaid."
    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/11/disneys-the-little-mermaid-second-screen-live-hitting-theaters-with-companion-ipad-app/

    what the shitting hell is this crap? it'd better not catch on.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Pak-Man on September 11, 2013, 08:43:15 PM
    Joe Dante is directing a comedy biopic about Roger Corman.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/11/gremlins-director-joe-dante-takes-on-roger-corman-biopic?abthid=5230ff65d80242655500002e

    I know at least one board member who's going to be all over that. I don't usually do biopics, but I sure do comedy and Joe Dante.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 11, 2013, 09:10:02 PM
    Joe Dante is directing a comedy biopic about Roger Corman.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/11/gremlins-director-joe-dante-takes-on-roger-corman-biopic?abthid=5230ff65d80242655500002e

    I know at least one board member who's going to be all over that. I don't usually do biopics, but I sure do comedy and Joe Dante.
    I don't care much for Corman, but if it's a comedy then it should be fun.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on September 12, 2013, 07:46:15 AM
    It'll be like Ed Wood, just with a happy ending.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 12, 2013, 09:49:00 AM
    I just hope it doesn't end with that damn Oscar he got for other peoples' accomplishments.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: anais.butterfly on September 12, 2013, 11:41:43 AM
    And even if that was true, a car bomb just doesn't seem as effective as a traumatic death as say... hateful criminals deconstructing one's body one bullet at a time.


    On the plus side, it always makes me happy to see Michael Keaton working.  He's a great actor who gets some pretty thankless work.

    Alex Murphy's death is a huge catalyst for events in the movie and the emotions/tone/theme that Verhoven was trying to display. When I saw the car bomb I was like "This is bullsh!t."


    I put his death as the number 2 for my top 25 movie deaths!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on September 12, 2013, 04:08:57 PM
    I'd rather see a movie about Coleman Francis.

    Really gonna try to get my hands on that "Creep" movie, based on the "Creeping Terror".  It looks good.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on September 13, 2013, 01:12:53 AM
    I just hope it doesn't end with that damn Oscar he got for other peoples' accomplishments.

    Accomplishments they wouldn't have attained without Corman giving them the break that they needed in the first place. 

    He was a big part of making the American New Wave happen, even if it was indirectly.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on September 13, 2013, 01:40:43 AM
    Yeah, the Producer always takes the Best Picture Oscar for that reason.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on September 14, 2013, 05:37:35 PM
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=108907 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=108907)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on September 17, 2013, 05:04:10 PM
    An update on the Robocop statue:http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/robocop_finally_arrives_in_detroit_well_kind_of_25514.asp (http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/robocop_finally_arrives_in_detroit_well_kind_of_25514.asp)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on September 19, 2013, 10:48:59 AM
    Roland Emmerich Talks INDEPENDENCE DAY Sequels, SINGULARITY, Isaac Asimov’s FOUNDATION Adaptation and Other Upcoming Projects (http://collider.com/roland-emmerich-independence-day-2/)
    Quote from: Dave Trumbore
    In a recent interview with Empire (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38776), Emmerich talked at length about his future projects.

    And the big screen might not be enough to hold all of Emmerich’s explosions as a TV adaptation of Asimov’s Foundation series is in the works:

       
    Quote
    “We’re trying to do it as a big mini-series, but even there you would have to change the story itself and set it in a time when the galaxy has fallen apart – and then you’re pretty much making a TV show with all these characters and playing all the scenes out. You can [do that] and we’ll see what happens. We tried so hard [to make it into a movie], honestly, because it’s one of my most favourite books. I just love it.”
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 19, 2013, 05:10:07 PM
    Ugh, the very idea of somebody like Emmerich making an adaptation of something as grandiose and sweepingly epic as Foundation just chills me. Seriously, you couldn't handle a movie based on a rubber monster destroying cardboard buildings, what the HELL makes you think you can adapt Foundation?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 19, 2013, 05:31:59 PM
    Also him doing anything ever.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Tripe on September 24, 2013, 08:25:21 AM
    But he did such a bang up job with Shakespeare....
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 25, 2013, 04:49:51 PM
    The Need for Speed... the Movie!  And yes, it is based on the video game.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/fsrJWUVoXeM

    Best youtube comment: "Man, Jesse's go-kart lessons are really paying off."
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 25, 2013, 06:03:22 PM
    Uh...did anybody else think that his voiceover sounded like a speech by a religious nut movie villain?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Tripe on September 26, 2013, 10:06:42 AM
    This is more rumour and speculation but I don't think we have a thread just for that do we?

    Quote
    Is Disney making a movie about Nikola Tesla? (http://theoatmeal.com/blog/disney_tesla)

    A few months ago I got an email from Disney asking me to come down to Burbank to consult with them on an upcoming film: TomorrowLand.

    (http://s3.amazonaws.com/theoatmeal-img/blog/disney_tesla/tomorrowland_2014.png)

    Directed by Brad Bird and starring George Clooney, I was thrilled. I'm a huge fan of Bird so meeting him would be like meeting Santa Claus, Neil Armstrong, and Wesley Snipes all at the same time.

    So, I went to Burbank to attend this meeting with Disney and Santa SnipeStrong. Going into it, I had no idea what to expect; I'm not a filmmaker, screenwriter, and other than being awesome at Space Mountain, I'm not particularly knowledgable about Tomorrowland, either.
    Right off the bat I got to meet Brad Bird. I tried not to do the fanboy-babbling thing and frighten the poor man, but I couldn't really help myself and I began talking at a thousand miles an hour about The Iron Giant and The Incredibles and so on. He was courteous and funny and appeared to be used to this type of fanboy-cartoonist-babble, so we chatted for a few minutes until someone steered the conversation toward the real reason I was there: TomorrowLand.

    I signed an NDA which states that I'm not allowed to talk about the Tomorrowland film -- this includes specifics such as the plot, characters, or screenplay, BUT we never actually talked about the film and the NDA says nothing about what we discussed in the meeting. I read the NDA like ten times and I'm 92.4% sure I'm in the clear here, so, with the 7.6% chance of being sued, here's what happened:

    As I said before, we didn't talk about the movie. Instead, they asked me a bunch of questions about Nikola Tesla. They asked what Tesla was doing in Colorado, and if he'd ever conducted experiments at Mineral King. They asked if Tesla belonged to an organization called "Plus Ultra", and if it was possible for him to have met Walt Disney. They also asked a variety of questions about the recently saved Wardenclyffe, particularly about the buried tunnels underneath the property that may potentially contain some of Tesla's old equipment. I know quite a bit about Tesla, but I'm by no means an expert historian. My insight into the man is mostly centered around his character -- that of an inspiring, geek underdog who changed the world and suffered bitterly for it. There are much better people than me whom Disney could be talking to. I told them I didn't have much insight, but I did my best and tried to separate the plausible from the implausible for them. I got the impression Disney was just covering their bases with some of these questions looking for confirmation of what they already believed.

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on September 26, 2013, 01:08:02 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/fsrJWUVoXeM


    a year six years from now, there'll be a gran turismo movie. the first three-quarters of it will be the guy tuning his car.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on September 26, 2013, 03:15:04 PM
    Ooooo....I hope they make a bunch of other movies based on lines from Top Gun.

    "Be My Wingman"
    "Body Can't Cash!"
    "Goose Is Dead"
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on September 26, 2013, 04:29:19 PM
    This is more rumour and speculation but I don't think we have a thread just for that do we?

    Quote
    Is Disney making a movie about Nikola Tesla? (http://theoatmeal.com/blog/disney_tesla)

    A few months ago I got an email from Disney asking me to come down to Burbank to consult with them on an upcoming film: TomorrowLand.

    (http://s3.amazonaws.com/theoatmeal-img/blog/disney_tesla/tomorrowland_2014.png)

    Directed by Brad Bird and starring George Clooney, I was thrilled. I'm a huge fan of Bird so meeting him would be like meeting Santa Claus, Neil Armstrong, and Wesley Snipes all at the same time.

    So, I went to Burbank to attend this meeting with Disney and Santa SnipeStrong. Going into it, I had no idea what to expect; I'm not a filmmaker, screenwriter, and other than being awesome at Space Mountain, I'm not particularly knowledgable about Tomorrowland, either.
    Right off the bat I got to meet Brad Bird. I tried not to do the fanboy-babbling thing and frighten the poor man, but I couldn't really help myself and I began talking at a thousand miles an hour about The Iron Giant and The Incredibles and so on. He was courteous and funny and appeared to be used to this type of fanboy-cartoonist-babble, so we chatted for a few minutes until someone steered the conversation toward the real reason I was there: TomorrowLand.

    I signed an NDA which states that I'm not allowed to talk about the Tomorrowland film -- this includes specifics such as the plot, characters, or screenplay, BUT we never actually talked about the film and the NDA says nothing about what we discussed in the meeting. I read the NDA like ten times and I'm 92.4% sure I'm in the clear here, so, with the 7.6% chance of being sued, here's what happened:

    As I said before, we didn't talk about the movie. Instead, they asked me a bunch of questions about Nikola Tesla. They asked what Tesla was doing in Colorado, and if he'd ever conducted experiments at Mineral King. They asked if Tesla belonged to an organization called "Plus Ultra", and if it was possible for him to have met Walt Disney. They also asked a variety of questions about the recently saved Wardenclyffe, particularly about the buried tunnels underneath the property that may potentially contain some of Tesla's old equipment. I know quite a bit about Tesla, but I'm by no means an expert historian. My insight into the man is mostly centered around his character -- that of an inspiring, geek underdog who changed the world and suffered bitterly for it. There are much better people than me whom Disney could be talking to. I told them I didn't have much insight, but I did my best and tried to separate the plausible from the implausible for them. I got the impression Disney was just covering their bases with some of these questions looking for confirmation of what they already believed.
    (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/shocked/jaw-drop-smiley-emoticon.gif)  (http://forums.scifi-nexus.com/images/smilies/smiley_squee.gif)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 01, 2013, 08:49:09 PM
    http://www.chud.com/144569/praise-aslan-another-narnia-film-is-happening/ (http://www.chud.com/144569/praise-aslan-another-narnia-film-is-happening/)

    Wait, what?! Why are they making another Narnia movie? The last one wasn't exactly a smash hit (at least in the US). And after 3 years they announce it now?
    I thought the first one was okay at best, but really hated the second one (despite the great practical effects for some of the creatures), never bothered with the third.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: BiteMe316 on October 02, 2013, 02:15:37 PM
    Paramount lays off over 100 workers.   :o

    http://www.examiner.com/article/paramount-layoff-over-100-employees-lose-their-jobs (http://www.examiner.com/article/paramount-layoff-over-100-employees-lose-their-jobs)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 05, 2013, 09:19:28 PM
    Everything I've heard and seen about GRAVITY makes it sound like a great dramatic movie. Which makes me want to see the director Alfonso Cuaron make a sequel that is a comedy. Just because he can.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on October 06, 2013, 03:46:36 AM
    Everything I've heard and seen about GRAVITY makes it sound like a great dramatic movie. Which makes me want to see the director Alfonso Cuaron make a sequel that is a comedy. Just because he can.

    he could call it electromagnetism. or, i guess, weak or strong.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on October 06, 2013, 04:04:25 PM
    Everything I've heard and seen about GRAVITY makes it sound like a great dramatic movie. Which makes me want to see the director Alfonso Cuaron make a sequel that is a comedy. Just because he can.

    he could call it electromagnetism. or, i guess, weak or strong.

    And he'd try and make a third part, but he just wouldn't be able to make it fit into a cohesive whole.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on October 13, 2013, 04:57:17 PM
    http://blogs.indiewire.com/animationscoop/bill-kopp-signed-for-universals-woody-woodpecker (http://blogs.indiewire.com/animationscoop/bill-kopp-signed-for-universals-woody-woodpecker)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on October 15, 2013, 08:06:23 AM
    Does anyone actually like Woody Woodpecker?  Maybe Bill Kopp should just do an original movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on October 15, 2013, 08:33:34 PM
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/15/guillermo-del-toro-on-the-pacific-rim-blu-ray-frankenstein-and-his-cabinet-of-curiosities?page=2

    Quote
    No, we are writing the sequel. Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active. The decision to green light or not, that’s definitely above my pay rate.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 17, 2013, 07:55:34 PM
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/michael-bay-attacked-transformers-4-set-hong-kong-article-1.1488364 (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/michael-bay-attacked-transformers-4-set-hong-kong-article-1.1488364)
    I swear it wasn't me.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on October 28, 2013, 06:43:06 AM
    http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/6-movies-that-are-inexplicably-getting-sequels-decades-later/

    (http://i.imgur.com/htC5ad3.gif)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 28, 2013, 06:52:53 AM
    http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/6-movies-that-are-inexplicably-getting-sequels-decades-later/

    (http://i.imgur.com/htC5ad3.gif)
    Wow, the ONLY one I'm actually hoping for is Army of Darkness 2. The rest just sound aweful, and that includes Beetlejuice 2 because of how far Tim Burton has fallen.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on October 28, 2013, 09:11:12 AM
    I'm okay living in a world with a Triplets movie.  I probably won't see it, but I'm okay with it existing.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 28, 2013, 09:33:01 AM
    I'm okay living in a world with a Triplets movie.  I probably won't see it, but I'm okay with it existing.
    It's just a waste of all three of them. Yes, even Eddie Murphy. They could all be doing better thing in their careers, and given that they are all getting up ther in years, you'd think they wouldn't want to waste any movie they make.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on October 28, 2013, 11:15:12 PM
    Trick 'R Treat 2!

    http://www.slashfilm.com/trick-r-treat-2-announced/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on October 29, 2013, 06:07:18 AM
    Days of Future Past trailer:
    http://youtu.be/pK2zYHWDZKo

    Looks fantastic to me so far.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Tripe on October 29, 2013, 07:13:06 AM
    Awww, no glimpse of Young Xavier's awesome 70s duds, I love that whole outfit.

    Or really fleeting so I missed it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on October 30, 2013, 06:21:43 PM
    Quote
    For a few months now we’ve been hearing rumblings that Indiana Jones 5 is something that might actually be happening, and that really all started with Harrison Ford stating as much himself. What happened was Ford basically stated his interest in doing a fifth Indiana Jones film and since then he’s stated it again on a few different occasions.

    Today, we got potential word on the development of Indiana Jones 5 as Jedi News dropped a rumor bomb on fans of the franchise that stated Indiana Jones 5 is going to begin story and plot development in 2014 with a possible release date before the end of 2016. The report comes as part of a rumor package involving Harrison Ford and a multi-pitcure deal with Disney.

    According to Jedi News, Ford met with Disney about his role in J.J. Abrams Star Wars Episode 7 but while there he pushed hard for a commitment on Indiana Jones 5.

    Ford wanted a commitment to Indy 5. He did not get this as there is no plot line or script in place. What did happen was an agreement was made wherein an outline would be developed by the end of calendar year 2014, and if all parties can agree to it moving forward, efforts would be made to move on Indy 5 for release before the end of 2016.

    Now, as Jedi News rightly points out, we need to pump the brakes on this before running out to the corner of the street and shouting the news to all the land.

    Still, this seems to sound like something Ford would try to do when meeting with Disney as he sounds more committed to Indiana Jones 5 than any other project from his past and using his clout during Star Wars Episode 7 negotiations to get another film into development seems possible.

    http://flicksided.com/2013/10/28/indiana-jones-5-release-date-2016/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on October 30, 2013, 06:32:01 PM
    I love Harrison Ford, but he is just far too old to be in either franchise in any meaningful way.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2013, 07:05:50 PM
    Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno, Thank You for Smoking) made his first thriller.  With Josh Brolin.  Very good start (though it didn't do Jonah Hex any good).

    http://www.youtube.com/v/z51qJA1qrU0
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 04, 2013, 06:39:15 PM
    http://www.avclub.com/articles/there-will-be-a-new-rocky-bullwinkle-short-ahead-o,105139/

    A new Rocky and Bullwinkle short film.  It will appear before the upcoming Mr. Peabody and Sherman movie (which honestly doesn't look that good.  It did have one joke I liked but it didn't quite stick the landing) and will feature Tom Kenny as Bullwinkle (good) and more importantly June Foray as Rocky!  It will be written by Tom Lennon and Ben Garant, which is promising (though I think Scott Aukerman and Neil Campbell's sensibilities would have been even better considering their love for wordplay and corny jokes made fresh with a strangely circuitous nature) and will be handled by the animation director of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast).  Please let this be a resurgance in short cartoons before the feature!  I mean, I know Pixar always does it (and does it well), but I would love to see new Looney Toons and/or Goofy cartoons.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 05, 2013, 09:21:19 AM
    I recall there being a new Goofy cartoon (the one where he was trying to hook up his new big screen) that played before National Treasure 2. I remember getting very excited that pre-movie shorts where becoming a thing again, but I guess it was a one-off. At least animated movies are being good about having them these days (well, Disney and Pixar movies at least).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 05, 2013, 09:29:24 AM
    I recall there being a new Goofy cartoon (the one where he was trying to hook up his new big screen) that played before National Treasure 2. I remember getting very excited that pre-movie shorts where becoming a thing again, but I guess it was a one-off. At least animated movies are being good about having them these days (well, Disney and Pixar movies at least).
    I didn't see that (or National Treasure 2). What is it called?


    EDIT: Wait, found it: How to Install your HomeTheater
    YES! I looooove the instructional Goofy shorts! I'll have to watch it when I'm home from work.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 05, 2013, 05:34:54 PM
    That was really good! Thanks, Relaxing Dragon. Very funny, and definitely felt like a real throwback to the old cartoons. While you could tell it was a different announcer guy, he did a great job with the voiceover.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on November 06, 2013, 09:50:32 AM
    Fantastic Four crossover (though probably not)
    Deadpool
    X-Force (maybe)

    All in development:
    http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/4-x-men-films-in-development-at-fox.html/?ref=YF
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 06, 2013, 12:28:08 PM
    I really hope they do a Deadpool movie. Now that superhero movies are so common, it's the perfect time to do such a lampooning of the genre.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Tripe on November 06, 2013, 12:38:19 PM
    I was really disappointed with the not really Deadpool in Wolverine Origins, he's got a ton of potential.

    Mind you so does Howard the Duck.....
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on November 06, 2013, 07:57:08 PM
    (http://i.imgur.com/GWpVM5w.png)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 12, 2013, 09:51:27 AM
    CHUPACOBRA, starring Frank Stallone:

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/72167/stallone-chupacobra-nuf-said

    I am so there.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Bob on November 13, 2013, 02:41:26 AM
    CHUPACOBRA, starring Frank Stallone:

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/72167/stallone-chupacobra-nuf-said

    I am so there.

    I smell a beer filled watching party for this........
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on November 16, 2013, 07:35:32 AM
    http://badassdigest.com/2013/11/15/a-bond-and-blofeld-rematch-just-got-a-whole-lot-more-likely (http://badassdigest.com/2013/11/15/a-bond-and-blofeld-rematch-just-got-a-whole-lot-more-likely)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on November 17, 2013, 04:56:56 PM
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disneys-smoking-ban-means-no-656743 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disneys-smoking-ban-means-no-656743)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 17, 2013, 06:01:18 PM
    Make a statue of Roger Ebert happen.  And he'll have two seats for you.

    http://ebertsculpture.org/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on November 19, 2013, 07:37:10 AM
    http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=839734&ocid=rr-mov-news (http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=839734&ocid=rr-mov-news)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 19, 2013, 06:31:11 PM
    Joe Dante is finally making another movie! Woohoo! Hopefully this one won't get stuck in limbo not being released theatrically in the US like The Hole was for no good reason.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=111521 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=111521)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on November 19, 2013, 06:32:58 PM
    Still waiting for Joe Dante's "Inferno".
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 19, 2013, 09:16:10 PM
    Still waiting for Joe Dante's "Inferno".
    In Innerspace, the club that The Cowboy goes to (where Meg Ryan meets him) is called Inferno.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on November 22, 2013, 03:23:55 PM
    John Landis Rails Against Studios: 'They're Not in the Movie Business Anymore'
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-landis-rails-studios-theyre-659222
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2013, 05:44:06 AM
    Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are planning to produce Sleeper:

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=49299

    It's a really amazing comic.  It's about a super-powered government agent who goes into deep, deep cover to stop a criminal organization, only to find that his taskmaster, who is the only one who knew that he was undercover, is in a coma.  I really hope that the film keeps the dark ending of the original.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 24, 2013, 08:42:00 PM
    Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) looking for funds to produce a Roger Ebert documentary.

    http://vimeo.com/79913200
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on November 30, 2013, 07:20:13 PM
    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/paul-walker-dead-at-40-fast-and-the-furious-actor-dies-in-car-accident-report-20133011 (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/paul-walker-dead-at-40-fast-and-the-furious-actor-dies-in-car-accident-report-20133011)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on November 30, 2013, 08:53:55 PM
    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/paul-walker-dead-at-40-fast-and-the-furious-actor-dies-in-car-accident-report-20133011 (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/paul-walker-dead-at-40-fast-and-the-furious-actor-dies-in-car-accident-report-20133011)
    I never liked him as an actor, but that is still sad.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on December 02, 2013, 09:59:58 AM
    From the set of Frankenstein:
    (http://i.imgur.com/5uwfurG.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on December 04, 2013, 11:07:14 AM
    So apparently Fast and the Furious 7 is actually on hiatus:

    http://www.chud.com/147047/universals-tough-decision-reshoot-fast-7-from-scratch/?utm_source=chud&utm_medium=text_link&utm_content=very_latest&utm_campaign=home_clicktracking (http://www.chud.com/147047/universals-tough-decision-reshoot-fast-7-from-scratch/?utm_source=chud&utm_medium=text_link&utm_content=very_latest&utm_campaign=home_clicktracking)

    Quote
    Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers.   At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.  We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it.  Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker.

    Oh, please. It is a shame that he died so young and all. But I hope they just do a Bewitched type swap out halfway through and don't mention it. Just hire some other charisma vacuum to take his place. There is certainly no lacking of them in Hollywood these days.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on December 04, 2013, 05:20:37 PM
    http://www.themarysue.com/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-movie/ (http://www.themarysue.com/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-movie/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 10, 2013, 04:08:18 PM
    Jason Bateman's directorial debut.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/7yHG2V5F8Ic

    It looks interesting, but also looks cliched in a LOT of areas.  I like the central premise and I could see the central relationship being good if it has strong characters.

    But Bateman's "meet cute" with the boy is unfunny and lazy in it's offensiveness and it's hard to say whether the hinted pay of is going to be worth it.  I will say that I did actually like the fat joke, largely (no pun intended) due to the way it was delivered.  So I could easily see this as another forgettable Bad Teacher type movie, but I am hoping for a good movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2013, 04:00:47 PM
    Unearthed conceptual artwork from an unmade Wicked adaptation.
    (http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/4433/22/16x9/640.jpg)

    I now want a made She-Hulk adaptation.  With this artist.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on December 12, 2013, 04:10:31 PM
    Looks great, makes me want to read the novel again.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Compound on December 13, 2013, 03:00:00 PM
    ...


    They're remaking Naked Gun.


    This won't end well.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on December 13, 2013, 03:01:51 PM
    :speechless: (http://i.imgur.com/htC5ad3.gif)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Pak-Man on December 13, 2013, 07:33:52 PM
    With Ed Helms as Drebin...

    There's a part of me that really wants someone to get a spoof right in the new millenium. Get it so right that everyone looks at it and says, "Wow. That's how it's done. We've been getting it wrong for over a decade!" And then we start getting good spoof flicks again. And if it was GOING to happen, it would be awesome if it happened under the Naked Gun banner.

    Do I think it's likely to happen with this reboot? Not at this point.

    They'll have to do some SERIOUS convincing with their trailers to get me to believe that not only can they do a spoof that lives up to the Naked Gun name, but that they can do it without Leslie Nielson.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on December 13, 2013, 08:27:07 PM

    There's a part of me that really wants someone to get a spoof right in the new millenium.

    Black Dynamite
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: TheUnabeefer on December 13, 2013, 08:38:18 PM

    There's a part of me that really wants someone to get a spoof right in the new millenium.

    If Charlie Sheen hadn't gone utterly batshit crazy, I would have been pulling for a Karate Kid style "Hot Shots 3" with him, Jon Cryer (reprising his Hot Shots role) and Ryan Styles (who was in both the other 2)........

    And if there had been even a touch of Zucker/Abrams in MacGruber, that really would have been close to a classic style spoof movie.... That merely needed a ton of random "background shit" going on. (like a Starbucks in the background of the evil lair... stuff like that)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on December 15, 2013, 05:11:01 PM
    RIP Peter O'Toole
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 16, 2013, 03:58:22 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/v/06rvPK8ydZo
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on December 17, 2013, 05:53:07 AM
    http://www.slashfilm.com/in-short-howardcantour-com-shia-labeouf-dissects-the-film-critic/ (http://www.slashfilm.com/in-short-howardcantour-com-shia-labeouf-dissects-the-film-critic/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 17, 2013, 06:08:07 PM
    Well, that guy is the worst.  I was about to post this on the comics thread.  I think Shia might have a serious problem.  Mentally.  Besides being an ass.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on December 17, 2013, 06:54:00 PM
    A follow-up:http://www.avclub.com/article/shia-labeouf-plagiarizes-daniel-clowes-comic-for-h-106565 (http://www.avclub.com/article/shia-labeouf-plagiarizes-daniel-clowes-comic-for-h-106565)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on December 18, 2013, 05:47:10 AM
    I saw an article on CHUD.com about this issue and read this in the description of the short:

    Quote
    a profession that carries a lot of sway in his industry – the film critic
     

    Doesn't the sucess of the shitty movies in LeBeouf's career definitively prove that film critics hold NO sway in the industry?!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 18, 2013, 04:24:32 PM
    More about Shia Lebeouf sucking...

    http://www.avclub.com/article/yet-more-evidence-of-shia-labeoufs-plagiarism-surf-106597

    Now, the thing is I could care less before.  A lot of people like to bitch about bad actors or douchey celebrities, but generally, I have better things to do with my time.  It's like the Casablanca quote "You despise me, don't you?"  "If I gave you any thought I probably would."  A lot of these people aren't worth the time getting upset about.  So I must give Shia credit for getting under my skin.  Plagiarism is a thing that really bugs me.  That said, I am also completely confused by this guy.  I have trouble understanding someone so vain being so blatant about their plagiarism.  I have an easier time believing that he believes his own bullshit when he says "there's a difference between being inspired and being creative" when he clearly didn't even spend the time that a lot of high school students do rewording other people's essays with a thesaurus.

    Just weird, is all.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on December 18, 2013, 07:50:13 PM

    Quote
    a profession that carries a lot of sway in his industry – the film critic
     

    I will never understand why this is remotely true
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on December 18, 2013, 07:56:37 PM

    Quote
    a profession that carries a lot of sway in his industry – the film critic
     

    I will never understand why this is remotely true

    Because the film industry is still full of old people who don't understand that the profession of film critic has become less important each year.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on January 10, 2014, 08:18:30 PM
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/10/shia-labeouf-retires-from-all-public-life (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/10/shia-labeouf-retires-from-all-public-life)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on January 10, 2014, 08:23:04 PM
    Hahaha, what a complete toolbox.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Scrivener on January 11, 2014, 05:40:26 AM
    I would have thought he's a couple crescent wrenches short of a <I>complete</I> toolbox.  But that's just me.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 14, 2014, 07:06:57 PM
    Even more footage from Jerry Lewis' lost disasterpiece the Day the Clown Cried.  But you got to sit through some foreign language stuff.

    https://www.youtube.com/v/v96fv67ak0o
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on January 14, 2014, 07:29:53 PM
    So Paul Rudd has been cast as Ant Man, and now Michael Douglas is hired as another older character from the comics (Hank Pym, the original Ant Man).
    http://www.chud.com/148581/michael-douglas-on-joining-marvels-ant-man/

    And it looks like they are circling Johnny Depp for Dr. Strange.
    http://www.chud.com/148597/marvel-wants-that-johnny-depp-magic-for-doctor-strange/

    I thought Marvel was looking to decrease their actor costs with these movies. Can't say I like the casting of Depp as Dr. Strange anyway, but he is also going to be hella expensive. And keep getting more expensive with every subsequent movie.
    I am guessing Michael Douglas is just going to be in the first Ant Man movie and not any other Marvel movies.
    I still don't get the love everybody has for Paul Rudd. To me he's just been boring in everything I've seen except Anchorman. But I do think a director like Edgar Wright can bring the best out of him.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on January 14, 2014, 08:02:18 PM
    I still don't get the love everybody has for Paul Rudd. To me he's just been boring in everything I've seen except Anchorman. But I do think a director like Edgar Wright can bring the best out of him.

    Truth
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 14, 2014, 08:06:42 PM
    Yeah, Depp is a great actor who seems to have given up on great acting.  Or good movies.  He could be good as Strange, but it isn't an interesting choice to me.  I must admit, I'm not sure who I would want to go with.  It would have to be someone who can play an arrogant ass and change that character into a gentle, compassionate (though aloof) man.  Someone who starts off with all the worse qualities of Dr. House (arrogance, egotism, general meanness) and doesn't have the charm nor the priorities that make House the hero of his own show.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on January 14, 2014, 10:43:55 PM
    If he was 10 or 15 years younger my choice for Dr. Strange would be Gary Cole.  I think he could handle the role perfectly.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2014, 03:58:59 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/v/hb0z33xu4WU

    ...huh.  These guys really seem to believe in this thing.  This kind of gravitas is usually reserved for political scandal stories from 60 Minutes that got killed by a higher power.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: anais.butterfly on January 16, 2014, 07:29:57 AM
    I don't think I've ever seen Paul Rudd in a role I didn't like.  I wouldn't have seen this movie; I probably will now.

    I have seen movies that I didn't like, but I always love Rudd. He is super charismatic.


    I have no idea if I will or won't see the movie, but I like to see Rudd getting roles. Back in the 90s, I was afraid he would disappear :(
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on January 16, 2014, 07:39:14 AM
    Now they are talking about Jon Hamm for Dr. Strange.

    http://www.chud.com/148552/jon-hamm-is-doctor-strange-hmm/

    Now THIS casting I like. I think he'd be great for Dr. Strange. But I'm not sure how much I trust this anyway, because of the mention that his schedule opening up is why it may happen. Um...they have no director, no release date, not sure if there's even a script they are happy with yet, so we are waaaay away from filming.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on January 16, 2014, 09:21:09 AM
    Wasn't sure where to put this:

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/73342/original-beetlejuice-house-sale-sort#axzz2qIl2tYlk

    (http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/news/jan14/beetlejuice-listing.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on January 16, 2014, 09:25:03 AM
    That seems like a surprisingly reasonable price for a house that size, unless it really does need a lot of renovations.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: anais.butterfly on January 16, 2014, 09:40:45 AM
    I will pass on that, but might I see the motel? What price does that fetch, and does that price include hookers?*




    *I'm just saying it's the perfect place for hookers (and blackjack,  but forget the blackjack).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on January 16, 2014, 09:58:57 AM
    That seems like a surprisingly reasonable price for a house that size, unless it really does need a lot of renovations.
    I'm guessing because it's in the middle of nowhere, the closest is a small town.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 26, 2014, 08:05:24 PM
    The last one was probably one of the greatest action movies of all time.

    Now there's a sequel.

    The last one contained it to a building filled to the brim with killers, fighters, and snipers targeting every window.

    This one features a war across the city.

    Also, there's no stupid legally required subtitled that the first one needed.

    The Raid.
    2.

    https://www.youtube.com/v/Pg6IiGjJyM4
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on January 26, 2014, 08:40:04 PM
    The last one was probably one of the greatest action movies of all time.

    Now there's a sequel.

    The last one contained it to a building filled to the brim with killers, fighters, and snipers targeting every window.

    This one features a war across the city.

    Also, there's no stupid legally required subtitled that the first one needed.

    The Raid.
    2.

    https://www.youtube.com/v/Pg6IiGjJyM4

    Wish I had time to catch this one at Sundance. There were just too many movies that I wanted to see.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 27, 2014, 12:34:21 PM
    Wish I had time to catch this one at Sundance. There were just too many movies that I wanted to see.

    Query: is Sundance worth the effort to attend (if one is just an everyday layman)? Because on the one hand, it's a treasure trove of amazing movies being shown for the first time, but on the other hand, everything I've read about it when it comes to actual festival logistics and attendees hasn't exactly painted the most flattering picture. And this is an awful lot of effort that's being talked about here to go in the first place.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Kete on January 27, 2014, 12:52:43 PM
    The bulk of Sundance takes place in Park City, which is a very small town, and it has a hard time managing the increased traffic.  There are also venues in Salt Lake, Provo, and Ogden, which are all bigger cities, and those theatres are pretty laid back and easy to get to.

    I volunteered at a theatre in Park City, so I was up there every day for the past 10 days.  I live in Salt Lake, so I was making the drive every day.  The traffic was annoying, but I got used to it.  The traffic getting to Park City was okay.  It was just the traffic directly in the city that was a pain.  I would plan about an hour every time I went up there.  If I found a good parking spot, then it would only take about 30 minutes (but my house is about as close to Park City as you can get while still living in the Salt Lake valley).  If you were to do it, I would recommend staying in Salt Lake, and renting a car.   Once you find a parking spot in Park City, the public transportation can get you anywhere you need to go and it's all free (or you can just walk to most places).

    As far as getting tickets, it's not that hard to do.  You just have to sign up in October or November.  They'll give you a time that you can buy tickets, then you just buy them on their website ($20 each).  You may not get tickets to the premiere this way, but every movie has about 5 showings, and usually one of them is in Salt Lake (therefore laid back).  The cast usually doesn't go to any showings other than the premiere, but if you only care about the movie, that's not a big deal anyway.  You can always waitlist for a movie, but it's all done online and often times the waitlist numbers run out before you can get one.

    Overall, I'd say it's worth the experience.  You can also plan a trip to Vegas or some of the national parks in Southern Utah while you're here.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 27, 2014, 08:18:10 PM
    http://www.avclub.com/article/warner-bros-may-bequeath-guy-ritchie-six-king-arth-107315

    I'm not a big Guy Ritchie fan (at least not latter day) but I suppose this could be interesting.  My one small complaint is trying to label this as an Excalibur remake.  It seems like an odd decision.  Granted a lot of lesser remakes seem like an odd decision.  It's one thing if is a passion project for someone involved, but a lot of them seem to be trying to use name recognition on movies that are either obscure or older enough to make name recognition not worth much.  I love Excalibur, but it's not a butts in seats name.  Why not just call it "Pendragon" or "The Round Table" or  "Arthur" (or "Arthur 2: On the Rocks").  Seems like the name recognition of the legend itself is bigger than the John Bohrman movie.  This isn't me being upset about another bland remake, but just asking why "remake" something that basically just adapted a myth?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on January 27, 2014, 08:56:24 PM
    http://www.avclub.com/article/warner-bros-may-bequeath-guy-ritchie-six-king-arth-107315

    I'm not a big Guy Ritchie fan (at least not latter day) but I suppose this could be interesting.  My one small complaint is trying to label this as an Excalibur remake.  It seems like an odd decision.  Granted a lot of lesser remakes seem like an odd decision.  It's one thing if is a passion project for someone involved, but a lot of them seem to be trying to use name recognition on movies that are either obscure or older enough to make name recognition not worth much.  I love Excalibur, but it's not a butts in seats name.  Why not just call it "Pendragon" or "The Round Table" or  "Arthur" (or "Arthur 2: On the Rocks").  Seems like the name recognition of the legend itself is bigger than the John Bohrman movie.  This isn't me being upset about another bland remake, but just asking why "remake" something that basically just adapted a myth?
    The Monty Python picture they use in that article is priceless.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on January 28, 2014, 07:58:56 AM
    From ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JURASSIC-PARK-Velociraptor-Cage-Crate-1993-Original-Screen-Used-Movie-Prop-/390756055657?afsrc=1 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JURASSIC-PARK-Velociraptor-Cage-Crate-1993-Original-Screen-Used-Movie-Prop-/390756055657?afsrc=1)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 28, 2014, 04:03:07 PM
    David Gordon Green's new movie

    https://www.youtube.com/v/4ePE-J39mG0

    Between this and Prince Avalanche, it looks like DGD is finally past his "Your Highness" phase.  I'm actually not the biggest fan of his films, but with the exception of the aforementioned YH, they are all very interesting and smart.  And this one looks really good.

    BTW, I was thinking "when was the last time Nick Cage was in a good movie."  The answer is around 2009-10, depending on whether you think Port of Call - New Orleans or Kick-Ass are good movies (I think the former is brilliant and I think the latter is fun but I can't decide if Cage is being great or terrible/great).  But the big news is that I saw one of his next movies is "Left Behind".  And the director is a veteran stunt man who has worked on legendary movies and has only directed one movie (1993's Army of One) and an episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.   Holy hell, that's going to be weird.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on January 28, 2014, 06:04:26 PM
    Saw this on the Nerdist today.  Interesting.  Not sure I like Murray's character design, but this could be interesting. Been a fan of the Sly games for years, seems like it should be pretty easy to adapt.

    https://www.youtube.com/v/oFNJW8AoYSs
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on January 28, 2014, 06:29:41 PM
    Yeah, from what I've played, the games pretty much feel like a heist movie already.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on January 28, 2014, 07:02:35 PM
    Why is a raccoon wielding the Riddler's cane from Batman Forever?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 28, 2014, 09:59:09 PM
    That Nut Job movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, and now Sly Cooper... it seems talking raccoons are becoming a "thing" in cinema.

    Freakin' finally.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on January 29, 2014, 02:35:01 PM
    Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy, 82, gets whisked through airport in a wheelchair in New York
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2547223/Star-Trek-legend-Leonard-Nimoy-82-gets-whisked-airport-wheelchair-New-York.html
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 01, 2014, 08:48:35 AM
    http://www.chud.com/149350/damn-snyder-can-cast-eisenberg-irons-as-luthor-alfred-in-batman-vs-superman/

    Eisenberg is an interesting choice for Lex Luthor. And while I was annoyed that were getting him as a villain YET AGAIN, at least they are going in a different direction this time.

    Jeremy Irons...he can be either really good or REALLY over the top. And not knowing what the script calls for him to do, I am concerned that Snyder won't be able or willing to reign him in.

    Primarily I'm concerned about how big the cast is.
      First of all, we are LONG PAST the need for big name actors to give superhero movies credibility (the reason they shelled out so much for Brando to do Superman in the 70s). If these movies that already need huge budgets wouldn't hire so many actors with big ticket salaries and back end deals, they wouldn't get as expensive. This would benefit the studios both if they were hits and if they weren't.
      Also, how long is this movie going to be? I'm sick of bloated overlong movies. And the only thing worse is ones with too complicated of plots, often spurred on by (poorly) trying to give a large cast something to do.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on February 01, 2014, 10:32:15 AM
    http://www.chud.com/149350/damn-snyder-can-cast-eisenberg-irons-as-luthor-alfred-in-batman-vs-superman/

    Eisenberg is an interesting choice for Lex Luthor. And while I was annoyed that were getting him as a villain YET AGAIN, at least they are going in a different direction this time.

    Jeremy Irons...he can be either really good or REALLY over the top. And not knowing what the script calls for him to do, I am concerned that Snyder won't be able or willing to reign him in.

    Primarily I'm concerned about how big the cast is.
      First of all, we are LONG PAST the need for big name actors to give superhero movies credibility (the reason they shelled out so much for Brando to do Superman in the 70s). If these movies that already need huge budgets wouldn't hire so many actors with big ticket salaries and back end deals, they wouldn't get as expensive. This would benefit the studios both if they were hits and if they weren't.
      Also, how long is this movie going to be? I'm sick of bloated overlong movies. And the only thing worse is ones with too complicated of plots, often spurred on by (poorly) trying to give a large cast something to do.

    With a cast this big, the theories that they are just skipping right to making it the Justice League movie are making more sense.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 01, 2014, 11:15:42 AM
    http://www.chud.com/149350/damn-snyder-can-cast-eisenberg-irons-as-luthor-alfred-in-batman-vs-superman/

    Eisenberg is an interesting choice for Lex Luthor. And while I was annoyed that were getting him as a villain YET AGAIN, at least they are going in a different direction this time.

    Jeremy Irons...he can be either really good or REALLY over the top. And not knowing what the script calls for him to do, I am concerned that Snyder won't be able or willing to reign him in.

    Primarily I'm concerned about how big the cast is.
      First of all, we are LONG PAST the need for big name actors to give superhero movies credibility (the reason they shelled out so much for Brando to do Superman in the 70s). If these movies that already need huge budgets wouldn't hire so many actors with big ticket salaries and back end deals, they wouldn't get as expensive. This would benefit the studios both if they were hits and if they weren't.
      Also, how long is this movie going to be? I'm sick of bloated overlong movies. And the only thing worse is ones with too complicated of plots, often spurred on by (poorly) trying to give a large cast something to do.

    With a cast this big, the theories that they are just skipping right to making it the Justice League movie are making more sense.
    It's sounding more and more like Justice League Begins for all intents and purposes. But I have to ask, why would we need Alfred in it at all then? And an Alfred with a big enough part to want to cast a name actor. Also, if it's 'Batman vs Superman' why do we need Lex Luthor? Is he manipulating things just in the background? The casting of Eisenburg seems to indicate that, but I sure hope Luthor isn't actually manipulating Batman or Superman or any of the other Justice League heroes (except possibly The Flash), that would just make them look like chumps.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on February 01, 2014, 02:34:58 PM
    Its sounding like this is going to be a mess and the story is just going to be all over the place. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 01, 2014, 08:04:15 PM
    Ooh, wouldn't it be hilarious if Eisenberg played Luthor like Vector from Despicable Me?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 02, 2014, 11:15:04 AM
    Alright, not gonna lie: this brings me down :(

    http://badassdigest.com/2014/02/02/philip-seymour-hoffman-is-dead/

    Quote
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment. He was 46 years old.

    This is a tough one to process. To call him one of the greatest actors of his time would be selling him short - Hoffman allowed himself a level of vulnerability that was perhaps unprecedented; in many of his best roles he was a raw, bleeding mass of insecurity and pain. But because he was a great actor many of his other best roles were absolutely opposite of that, and he was able to bring to life everything from explosive rage to complete, open-hearted love. His range was astonishing, his honesty in performance was always staggering.

    I met Hoffman a couple of times - once as an autograph-seeking fan at a performance of True West, a couple of times at press days, most memorably for Capote, the film that won him an Oscar. Smart, funny and kind, Hoffman was approachable and open. He leaves behind a legacy of undeniably amazing performances in movies that have meant so much to so many. I don't even know where to begin with his filmography: Boogie Nights? Happiness? Almost Famous? The Talented Mr. Ripley? The Master? So many perfect, immortal performances from an all-too mortal man.

    That night after True West he came out and signed Playbills and chatted with the crowd and then he ambled off, with a slightly galumphing walk, to the subway. He poured his heart out on that stage and then got on the train to go home. I'll never forget that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: NashaWriter on February 02, 2014, 11:37:23 AM
    RIP Mr Hoffman. You were just....amazing. You will be missed Good Sir.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 02, 2014, 11:49:23 AM
    Yeah, I posted about that in the Sad Café thread.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on February 03, 2014, 08:41:02 AM
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-reviving-chip-n-dale-676161?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews&utm_campaign=THR%20Breaking%20News_now_ehayden (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-reviving-chip-n-dale-676161?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews&utm_campaign=THR%20Breaking%20News_now_ehayden)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 03, 2014, 09:33:38 AM
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-reviving-chip-n-dale-676161?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews&utm_campaign=THR%20Breaking%20News_now_ehayden (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-reviving-chip-n-dale-676161?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews&utm_campaign=THR%20Breaking%20News_now_ehayden)

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    an updated take on the characters in what is being envisioned as a live-action/CG hybrid.
    Well SHIT! We're in for another Alvin and the Chipmunks/Garfield/Smurfs type deal. Goddamnit, when will people learn those types of movies always suck?! Although to be fair the writing on those movies would have made them suck if they had been made any other way. But still, how many of them before people start noticing a pattern?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on February 03, 2014, 09:48:42 AM
    unless it involves patrick swayze and chris farley, no dice. :angry:
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 06, 2014, 09:22:06 PM
    ZOMBEAVERS!
    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/73846/zombeavers-trailer-and-artwork-sure-eat-you-out#axzz2sbbjEyXl (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/73846/zombeavers-trailer-and-artwork-sure-eat-you-out#axzz2sbbjEyXl)

    I bet it'll be gratuitous.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 07, 2014, 02:26:40 PM
    http://nypost.com/2014/02/06/hoffman-to-be-digitally-inserted-into-new-hunger-games/

    CGI Hoffman to be used for remaining games in last two Hunger games films.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Bob on February 09, 2014, 07:21:43 AM
    Damn, you are supposed to rewrite things, not pretend the guy is not dead.

    I HATED the first movie and only got it since Rifftrax covered it.  Terrible acting and boring story.  I cannot believe there are more of them coming.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 09, 2014, 07:54:21 AM
    Damn, you are supposed to rewrite things, not pretend the guy is not dead.

    I HATED the first movie and only got it since Rifftrax covered it.  Terrible acting and boring story.  I cannot believe there are more of them coming.
    Yeah, the first movie was a big snore for me too. I can't believe took them over an HOUR to get into the actual games.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on February 09, 2014, 01:57:44 PM
    I thought it was pretty great.  In the hour it takes to get to the games, you actually get to like the people involved and understand the situation that the world is in.  And it does while never pandering or talking down to the audience, the primary target of which is tween girls.  Considering the sorts of films they've been getting in the past decade, it's one hell of an achievement.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on February 09, 2014, 06:46:03 PM
    I have to disagree.  I didnt like any of them.  The main characters are dull and have no chemistry.  The love story, if you can call it that felt contrived, like in Star Wars episode 2.  There is no reason for them to end up together.  Unless this was stated in the book, the only thing I can think of was that Catmess felt sorry for the loser and just said she had feelings for him so she didnt have to kill him?  Which would make sense why they have no chemistry I guess.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on February 09, 2014, 09:39:57 PM
    I've liked both of them so far as well. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 10, 2014, 12:07:32 AM
    This first one was alright, but it seemed like one of those movies that wasn't nearly as good as the phenomenon around it wanted it to be.

    The second one, on the other hand, was pretty stellar, and in no small part thanks to PSH. I'm curious to see what they do next (I'll believe the digital recreation when I see it, because I've heard other sources say they're going the re-write route).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on February 10, 2014, 09:25:01 AM
    I pretty much agree with RD, I liked the first one well enough but thought the second was a big improvement.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on February 10, 2014, 07:03:37 PM
    http://badassdigest.com/2014/02/10/live-action-akira-likely-to-be-a-very-liberal-adaptation/ (http://badassdigest.com/2014/02/10/live-action-akira-likely-to-be-a-very-liberal-adaptation/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on February 10, 2014, 07:27:10 PM
    Anyone who has seen Akira is probably not surprised.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on February 10, 2014, 07:32:50 PM
    They're going to break from the original source material by adding the unfamiliar element of "making f***ing sense".
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 11, 2014, 01:50:22 AM
    Oh, the original source material does make sense.  Unfortunately, when it turned a 3,000 page manga series that had yet to finish into a 2 hour movie, that had a bit of trouble in keeping it all together.

    (Seriously, if your response to Akira was "that was beautiful, but what the fuck was it", the original manga is a lot more readable, and has more of a sense of humour.)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on February 11, 2014, 06:03:37 AM
    My problem is that it's being directed by the same guy who did the House of Wax remake.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: anais.butterfly on February 11, 2014, 02:35:44 PM
    I thought it was pretty great.  In the hour it takes to get to the games, you actually get to like the people involved and understand the situation that the world is in.  And it does while never pandering or talking down to the audience, the primary target of which is tween girls.  Considering the sorts of films they've been getting in the past decade, it's one hell of an achievement.

    Good point about Tween girls getting something pretty good.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 12, 2014, 05:18:14 PM
    Terry Gilliam is trying to make Don Quixote... again

    http://www.avclub.com/article/terry-gilliam-making-yet-another-attempt-at-filmin-107677
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 12, 2014, 07:16:52 PM
    Personally, I want to see a Disney animated Don Quixote done in the animation style of Emperor's New Groove (only with the correct cultural influence of course)... I'm kind of annoyed they haven't done that yet (although they've been trying to do one since Walt was alive).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on February 16, 2014, 04:38:14 PM
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=114961 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=114961)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 16, 2014, 05:37:55 PM
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=114961 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=114961)
    Also, Pepsi promises to charge $50 per bottle.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on February 21, 2014, 09:24:00 PM
    http://www.imdb.com/news/ni56836680/ (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni56836680/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 21, 2014, 09:33:51 PM
    http://www.imdb.com/news/ni56836680/ (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni56836680/)

    *ahem*

    http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-ludicrous-viral-photos-you-thought-were-real/

    UPDATE:

    Actually, it seems people are trying to get this to happen... but!
    http://www.avclub.com/article/its-not-a-dream-theres-going-to-be-a-space-jame-se-201381

    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on February 24, 2014, 09:53:19 AM
    RIP http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/ghostbusters-star-writer-harold-ramis-dies-69/story?id=22651174 (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/ghostbusters-star-writer-harold-ramis-dies-69/story?id=22651174)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on February 24, 2014, 10:18:15 AM
    Ah shit
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on February 24, 2014, 10:27:29 AM
    There's some that believe it's a hoax, though considering that it's being picked up by all the major news networks...
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on February 24, 2014, 11:01:31 AM
    this gives me a great idea for the plot of ghostbusters 3!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 24, 2014, 11:36:39 AM
    Oh my God! That's aweful. My condolances to his friends and family.
    He was always my favorite Ghostbuster.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on February 24, 2014, 12:05:43 PM
    Egon will live forever.

    Ramis was always a comic genius.  He'll be dearly missed.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: doggans on February 24, 2014, 12:31:21 PM
    Ghostbusters. Groundhog Day. Stripes. Hell, Animal House ALONE affected the film comedy landscape with a single movie more than most comedy writers do over their entire careers.

    I used to be on the fence every time the ubiquitous Ghostbusters III rumors came up, but now I *definitely* do not want it to happen. I don't want a Ghostbusters movie that doesn't have his involvement, both behind the scenes and on camera.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Variety of Cells on February 24, 2014, 12:33:22 PM
    Ghostbusters. Groundhog Day. Stripes. Hell, Animal House ALONE affected the film comedy landscape with a single movie more than most comedy writers do over their entire careers.

    I used to be on the fence every time the ubiquitous Ghostbusters III rumors came up, but now I *definitely* do not want it to happen. I don't want a Ghostbusters movie that doesn't have his involvement, both behind the scenes and on camera.

    These were my thoughts as well.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on February 24, 2014, 02:18:17 PM
    Lame!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 24, 2014, 03:06:24 PM
    (http://i.imgur.com/Dtcsghe.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on February 24, 2014, 06:00:47 PM
    (http://i.imgur.com/Dtcsghe.jpg)
    That's great. Where'd you get it?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 24, 2014, 06:24:13 PM
    (http://i.imgur.com/Dtcsghe.jpg)
    That's great. Where'd you get it?

    No clue of the origin, I saw it on another forum I frequent.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on February 25, 2014, 07:16:49 AM
    (http://i.imgur.com/Dtcsghe.jpg)

    I just wish the door could swing both ways.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2014, 05:24:55 PM
    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/some-new-art-from-calvin-hobbes-creator/ (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/some-new-art-from-calvin-hobbes-creator/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2014, 05:26:13 PM
    http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/sir-billi-retitled-guardian-of-the-highlands-for-u-s-distribution-96570.html (http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/sir-billi-retitled-guardian-of-the-highlands-for-u-s-distribution-96570.html)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 27, 2014, 12:58:58 AM
    A name change doesn't stop it from being absolutely hideous and terrifying.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on March 01, 2014, 04:01:29 PM
    http://t.co/ixwmVACaQv (http://t.co/ixwmVACaQv)

    A name change doesn't stop it from being absolutely hideous and terrifying.

    I just hope it doesn't end up being his last film.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on March 01, 2014, 04:04:13 PM

    A name change doesn't stop it from being absolutely hideous and terrifying.

    I just hope it doesn't end up being his last film.
    Because League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is so much better of a swan song?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on March 02, 2014, 07:23:12 AM

    A name change doesn't stop it from being absolutely hideous and terrifying.

    I just hope it doesn't end up being his last film.
    Because League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is so much better of a swan song?
    We just don't want another Raul Julia situation.  That man should not be remembered for Street Fighter, damn it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on March 02, 2014, 11:48:32 AM
    No matter what Sean Connery does next, he'll always be remembered for one role:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on March 02, 2014, 12:16:50 PM
    Classy
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on March 02, 2014, 12:17:58 PM
    No matter what Sean Connery does next, he'll always be remembered for one role:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
    I'd like to think that had a marketing tie in with Huggies that was a disaster.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on March 10, 2014, 06:55:47 PM
    http://www.polygon.com/features/2014/3/10/5451014/street-fighter-the-movie-what-went-wrong (http://www.polygon.com/features/2014/3/10/5451014/street-fighter-the-movie-what-went-wrong)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on March 11, 2014, 08:55:35 AM
    (http://i.imgur.com/pO2ukma.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on March 13, 2014, 11:32:35 AM
    Apparently a remake of Joe Dante's EXPLORERS is in the works:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/paramount-remake-explorers-688024

      As much of a fan of Joe Dante as I am, I'm not going to pretend that this movie is flawless or a top tier 80s classic. It certainly falls apart at the end with the annoying kid aliens spouting TV quotes. Granted a lot of that was because apparently the third act was being made up as they went due to producer interferance trying to get the movie out faster. But it had good performances, and you could really feel the kids' friendship and wonder.
      I am sure that without Dante at the helm the remake will have a fraction of the charm that the original did. Although ironically, the one thing I see as a positive is that it's being made relatively low budget. This is a story about a couple kids and their homemade spaceship, it shouldn't be epic.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on March 13, 2014, 11:46:40 AM
    Hiroshi Sagae, model maker for numerous kaiju films and an assistant director on Final Wars, posted this on the Faceborg collective today:

    Quote
    It is said that KADOKAWA CORPORATION will make a new GAMERA movie.

    Quote
    A new image board will be published with the magazine of sale in May.
    Next year is 50th anniversary of birth year of GAMERA.

    http://item.rakuten.co.jp/amiami/med-book-002053/

    I realize this is so minor that it's practically non-news but... :D

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-12/new-gamera-project-listed-by-retailer
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: TheUnabeefer on March 13, 2014, 03:05:47 PM
    http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/mar/13/michael-bay-alfred-hitchcock-birds-remake

    Yeah, so... Uhm...... I want off this planet.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on March 13, 2014, 04:58:59 PM
    Yeah, Michael Bay is producing it...  Whoopty fuckin doo.  Grow the fuck up people, the mans name is used to get more money.  Stop acting like he personally shakes the camera and adds explosions to everything his name is attatched to.  He is a producer on dozens of different film projects, including Black Sails, which is actually a pretty decent show.   
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Bob on March 13, 2014, 04:59:52 PM
    http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/mar/13/michael-bay-alfred-hitchcock-birds-remake

    Yeah, so... Uhm...... I want off this planet.

    Take me with.....
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: TheUnabeefer on March 13, 2014, 05:09:24 PM
    Yeah, Michael Bay is producing it...  Whoopty fuckin doo.  Grow the fuck up people, the mans name is used to get more money.  Stop acting like he personally shakes the camera and adds explosions to everything his name is attatched to.  He is a producer on dozens of different film projects, including Black Sails, which is actually a pretty decent show.

    I don't care WHO is producing it.... The fact remains, they are trying to REMAKE THE BIRDS.  It's bad enough that we have remakes of movies that came out 2 years prior already (see: Death At A Funeral) but for god's sake, why are we trying to ruin classics?!?

    Next thing you know, they'll be "rebooting" Back To The fucking Future.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: TheUnabeefer on March 13, 2014, 05:10:19 PM
    On a related note, the remake of Clue seems like it's been abandoned... Thank heavens for small miracles.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on March 13, 2014, 05:15:35 PM
    On a related note, the remake of Clue seems like it's been abandoned... Thank heavens for small miracles.
    I'm still waiting for a Special Edition release of the original.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on March 13, 2014, 05:22:25 PM
    Yeah, Michael Bay is producing it...  Whoopty fuckin doo.  Grow the fuck up people, the mans name is used to get more money.  Stop acting like he personally shakes the camera and adds explosions to everything his name is attatched to.  He is a producer on dozens of different film projects, including Black Sails, which is actually a pretty decent show.

    I don't care WHO is producing it.... The fact remains, they are trying to REMAKE THE BIRDS.  It's bad enough that we have remakes of movies that came out 2 years prior already (see: Death At A Funeral) but for god's sake, why are we trying to ruin classics?!?

    Next thing you know, they'll be "rebooting" Back To The fucking Future.

    You cant possibly be that naive.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: TheUnabeefer on March 13, 2014, 06:15:50 PM
    You cant possibly be that naive.

    I'm naive because I am sick of all these remakes and don't feel The Birds should be one of them??

    You're an imbecile.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on March 13, 2014, 07:08:58 PM
    Wait, we're revering THE BIRDS now as some kind of timeless classic? I mean, I know it's Alfred Hitchcock, but I thought it was regarded as one of his worst movies.

    And really, Sides, Platinum Dunes has a long history of crappy remakes.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 13, 2014, 07:33:51 PM
    No, one of his worst movies would be one of the early ones.  The Birds is one that fans have VERY differing opinions on.  Some think it's brilliant and others find it just awful.  Personally, I enjoyed it quite a bit and like that it basically starts out as one kind of film before going in a very different direction.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on March 13, 2014, 08:14:20 PM
    it basically starts out as one kind of film before going in a very different direction.

    Wow, that reminds me of another classic, yeah thats right.  Talkin about none other than Predator!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on March 14, 2014, 04:29:26 AM
    Wait, we're revering THE BIRDS now as some kind of timeless classic? I mean, I know it's Alfred Hitchcock, but I thought it was regarded as one of his worst movies.

    And really, Sides, Platinum Dunes has a long history of crappy remakes.

    The Birds is a great movie.  His early movies are good too.  Hitchcock's later movies: Topaz, Torn Curtain, Frenzy (though that has its fans) and considered his weakest efforts.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on March 14, 2014, 04:35:55 AM
    Wait, we're revering THE BIRDS now as some kind of timeless classic? I mean, I know it's Alfred Hitchcock, but I thought it was regarded as one of his worst movies.

    It's one of my favourites of his but probably because it's more horror-ish, plus the screaming "YOU DID IT!" lady is hilarious.  Almost everything seems to instantly become a classic as soon as a remake is announced because the internet, much like 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' and 'Explorers' I'd be interested to see a fresh take on it myself.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2014, 09:08:23 AM
    I'd like to see a version that was closer to the du Maurier story, rather than just the general idea of the story.

    I seem to remember Radio 4 doing an adaptation a while back that followed the story.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on March 14, 2014, 09:18:12 AM
    I'd like to see a version that was closer to the du Maurier story, rather than just the general idea of the story.

    I seem to remember Radio 4 doing an adaptation a while back that followed the story.

    When I first saw an article about this movie, it was claiming that it was going to be based on the original story instead of being a remake of the first film.  I'm not sure if that's what we'll actually end up with on the screen, but at least it's a good intention.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2014, 09:33:59 AM
    Oh yeah, I'm assuming this film will just be the earlier movie with British accents essentially, I just would like an adaptation that followed the original story.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 14, 2014, 12:19:34 PM
    I'd like to see a version that was closer to the du Maurier story, rather than just the general idea of the story.

    I seem to remember Radio 4 doing an adaptation a while back that followed the story.

    When I first saw an article about this movie, it was claiming that it was going to be based on the original story instead of being a remake of the first film.  I'm not sure if that's what we'll actually end up with on the screen, but at least it's a good intention.

    Of course, knowing Hollywood, someone's going to try to do a Pigeons from Hell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeons_from_Hell) movie at the same time and then someone else is going to do a Birdemic re-imagining and we'll have too many killer bird movies.  Which is an interesting thing to have too many of, but still.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: TheUnabeefer on March 14, 2014, 01:35:19 PM
    I think the Birds is a classic that should not be remade, but it's also pretty cheesy at times (mostly the effect of the birds themselves which I think got fixed for the blu-ray) and deserves to be RIFFED.

    Mostly, I just don't think any of the "classic" Hitchcock films should ever be remade (such as North By Northwest, Rear Window, Vertigo, etc)... They tried it with Psycho and look how well THAT worked.  If anything, a new film based on the original source material should be done... but not an actual remake.

    The Birds also has no score. Just a fun fact.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: TheUnabeefer on March 14, 2014, 05:37:23 PM
    Oh they're also remaking The Explorers... as well as rebooting The Naked Gun, National Lampoons Vacation, and Fletch (two with Ed Helms, one with Jason Sudekis... who are basically the same person anyways, right?!)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on March 16, 2014, 05:54:07 AM
    The Birds isn't a remake anyway, it's just a new adaption of the book.  Same with Fletch.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: TheUnabeefer on March 16, 2014, 07:38:22 AM
    The Birds isn't a remake anyway, it's just a new adaption of the book.  Same with Fletch.

    Well then that I am fine with!!  Just like I was thrilled by the Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie.

    Now, if they would do an actual "closer to the book" new movie (or miniseries) of Psycho, I'd be THRILLED with that. The book is effing AMAZING.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on March 16, 2014, 08:24:33 AM
    I think it'll be awhile before we get anthing else based on Psycho at least until after the Bates Motel series is over.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: TheUnabeefer on March 16, 2014, 11:02:34 AM
    I think it'll be awhile before we get anthing else based on Psycho at least until after the Bates Motel series is over.

    Which is a phenomenal show. So I'm fine with that too.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on March 16, 2014, 05:01:58 PM
    Has this been announced here, yet?
    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/74612/new-gamera-movie-coming-2015#axzz2wAJy1Ive (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/74612/new-gamera-movie-coming-2015#axzz2wAJy1Ive)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on March 16, 2014, 05:06:26 PM
    I think it'll be awhile before we get anthing else based on Psycho at least until after the Bates Motel series is over.

    Which is a phenomenal show. So I'm fine with that too.

    Is it wrong to ship Norma and Norman? They're perfect for one another!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 18, 2014, 11:27:32 AM
    Pixar Sequels... the double-edged sword!  Sequels to Incredibles (yeah!) and Cars (no, thank you) happening.

    http://www.avclub.com/article/disney-announces-sequels-incredibles-and-yes-cars-202333
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 18, 2014, 12:06:22 PM
    A trailer of the Peanuts movie

    https://www.youtube.com/v/N1FNL_iIp5c

    The trailer says very little of how the humour style will translate.  Paul Feig as producer is promising (I feel he understands the strip and it's mix of humour, melancholy and philosophy), though the writer hasn't done a feature yet and the director only did the Horton Hears a Who and the fourth Ice Age.  So it's really hard to say how this one will turn out.

    That said, I do like the animation style.  It's like 3d on a flat plane which I rather like in that it makes the movie screen a comic panel.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: doggans on March 18, 2014, 02:45:35 PM
    A trailer of the Peanuts movie

    https://www.youtube.com/v/N1FNL_iIp5c

    The trailer says very little of how the humour style will translate.  Paul Feig as producer is promising (I feel he understands the strip and it's mix of humour, melancholy and philosophy), though the writer hasn't done a feature yet and the director only did the Horton Hears a Who and the fourth Ice Age.  So it's really hard to say how this one will turn out.

    That said, I do like the animation style.  It's like 3d on a flat plane which I rather like in that it makes the movie screen a comic panel.

    My thoughts, mostly copy-pasted from Facebook:

    I still question the necessity of this project overall, but I think the animation style actually captures the feel of Schulz's drawings even better than the microbudget TV specials did. The involvement of Schulz's family intrigues me, and Feig's involvement is almost always a good sign. And is Snoopy all archive recordings of Bill Melendez?

    The most important question is, will the movie strike the right tonal balance? The merchandise and latter-day animated specials tended to focus exclusively on the "cutesy" side of the characters, ignoring the strip's central themes of cruelty and darkness among children. Yes, Schulz's strips often had a reassuring warmth to them, but it was effective moments of warmth standing out in a sea of cold loneliness. Everyone remembers that happiness is a warm puppy, but conveniently forgets that puppy doesn't even know "that round headed kid"'s name.

    Of course, I'll reserve full judgment until I see the movie, or at least until I learn the actual story of the film (assuming it's not an "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown"-style direct adaptation of random strips from the newspaper run).

    At any rate, Knott's Berry Farm would be wise to hurry up with that Camp Snoopy rennovation.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on March 18, 2014, 09:19:45 PM
    http://www.superherohype.com/news/295687-ghostbusters-reboot-to-shoot-in-early-2015 (http://www.superherohype.com/news/295687-ghostbusters-reboot-to-shoot-in-early-2015)
    WTF?! Why hasn't this project died yet? Especially with Harold Ramis' death.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Malt on March 18, 2014, 09:25:04 PM
    http://www.superherohype.com/news/295687-ghostbusters-reboot-to-shoot-in-early-2015 (http://www.superherohype.com/news/295687-ghostbusters-reboot-to-shoot-in-early-2015)
    WTF?! Why hasn't this project died yet? Especially with Harold Ramis' death.

    $$$... Well, that's the obvious answer, but yeah I thought that would be the end of it... Hopefully they'll come to their senses before they actually start shooting.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on March 25, 2014, 02:58:40 PM
    Phantasm 5!? http://t.co/iz2Y3Z07io (http://t.co/iz2Y3Z07io)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on March 25, 2014, 04:54:04 PM
    Phantasm 5!? http://t.co/iz2Y3Z07io (http://t.co/iz2Y3Z07io)
    Ironically this is one series where I'd rather see a reboot. Preferably by a different director. Then maybe we can actually get a decent movie that is coherent, rather than a hot mess of half baked ideas slapped together and then given the excuse that it's supposed to have "a dreamlike quality". Yeah, dreamlike quality my ass, I'll believe The Room was intended as a comedy before I'll believe Don Coscarelli thought anything out in the Phantasm movies.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: PsychoGoatee on March 29, 2014, 03:00:05 PM
    I really love the first Phantasm movie myself, and this one looks like fun too. Apparently various studios are asking for the rights, now that it sounds like they've wrapped up the original maybe you'll get that reboot. Though for me it will be tough to top the first.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on March 29, 2014, 06:52:02 PM
    I really love the first Phantasm movie myself, and this one looks like fun too. Apparently various studios are asking for the rights, now that it sounds like they've wrapped up the original maybe you'll get that reboot. Though for me it will be tough to top the first.
    Are you going to submit riffs for the Hor-Riff-ic Productions riff?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on March 29, 2014, 07:12:46 PM
    Warner’s C.E.O. Is Bullish on the Big Screen (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/business/media/warners-ceo-is-bullish-on-the-big-screen.html?_r=0)
    Quote from: BROOKS BARNES
    This summer, Warner will release eight movies, compared with five in the same period last year — the most of any studio. It’s an aggressive gamble that has some analysts worried; only one of the films, “Godzilla,” is a lower-risk remake or sequel. “If we were in charge of Warner’s studio, we would HIGHLY consider moving one or two of these films to later in the year or early 2015,” Doug Creutz, an analyst at Cowen & Company, wrote in a research note.

    While acknowledging the risk, Mr. Tsujihara sees an opportunity to start new franchises and to send a message to Hollywood’s top writers and directors: Bring your projects to Warner, because we are not pulling back. A steadily pumping pipeline of movies also suggests an optimism about the future of home entertainment. He sees evidence that studios are starting to train consumers to buy movies digitally (big profit) rather than renting them (small profit) or watching pirated copies (no profit).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 03, 2014, 08:04:39 PM
    YES! I had no idea they were making a Shaun the Sheep movie!
    http://www.youtube.com/v/zQHsXT_fxb4
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on April 04, 2014, 06:13:26 AM
    Hooray! It was announced.  Wasn't really a secret in Bristol, but it's nice to see it confirmed.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 04, 2014, 07:47:49 AM
    Well it takes longer than a year and a half to make a stop motion animated movie, right? So it must have been in the works for a while now.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on April 04, 2014, 08:12:03 AM
    Yeah, and they already do loads of other stuff, including a new series of Shaun the Sheep.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on April 04, 2014, 11:40:29 AM
    Richard Linklater Will Remake ‘Incredible Mr. Limpet’ (http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/richard-linklater-will-remake-incredible-mr-limpet-96501.html)
    Quote from: Amid Amidi
    Richard Linklater, currently nominated for an Oscar for Before Midnight’s screenplay, is making strides on the Warner Bros. remake of Incredible Mr. Limpet, a project with which he has been involved since 2011.

    Linklater plans to work on Limpet with Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting, according to a recent report in Screen Daily. Pallotta and Wolting will design the look of the film and figure out how to integrate the animation and live-action components. Pallotta has been a friend of Linklater’s since the days of Slacker and was a producer on Linklater’s two animated efforts—Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly. Wolting is a veteran producer and director of documentaries as well as the co-founder of Dutch film production company Submarine.

    Pallotta and Wolting together directed a just-finished film about Somali pirates, Last Hijack, which also integrates animation with live-action, and that film’s look has inspired Linklater’s ideas about Limpet. Wolting has been quoted as saying that, “Richard [Linklater] loved the animation technique that we used [on Lost Hijack].”

    The original 1964 version of Limpet, starring Don Knotts, succeeded visually because the technological limitations of the era situated the concept purely in the realm of animated fantasy. Today, with CGI’s limitless possibilities, there are better-than-average odds that Limpet ends up looking like a grotesque refugee of the waters surrounding Three Mile Island. The character’s lack of visual appeal derailed Warner Bros. when they tried to remake the film nearly twenty years ago. The unmade late-1990s version, which was to have been directed by Steve Oedekerk, would have starred Jim Carrey in the role of Henry Limpet. Millions of dollars were spent trying to digitally paste Jim Carrey’s motion-captured human face onto a fish’s body, and the results were, by all accounts, disgusting. Brad Bird, one of the unlucky viewers who witnessed the CG tests, reportedly said that, “If you saw this in the water, you would get out of the water and run screaming and tell everyone the world was ending.”

    When that version was canned, WB tried to relaunch the project with Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge; the shortlist for the lead role at the time included Chris Rock, Mike Myers and Adam Sandler More recently, Kevin Lima (Tarzan, Enchanted) unsuccessfully attempted to jumpstart a remake with Zach Galifinakis.

    Of all the various attempts to revive Limpet, the (still-not-greenlit) Linklater one sounds the most promising. A good director will surely recognize that Limpet not only has an abundance of perverse themes, but plenty of quirky visual possibilities that lend themselves to animated treatment. Given his track record, Linklater could be the guy to pull it off.

    Documentary duo join Richard Linklater's The Incredible Mr Limpet (http://www.screendaily.com/news/doc-duo-join-linklaters-mr-limpet/5065861.article)
    Directing duo Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta have been recruited to work on the upcoming Warner Bros fantasy adventure.

    24 FRAMES EXCLUSIVE:
    With 'Limpet' remake, Richard Linklater could take a new plunge (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/03/richard-linklater-incredible-mr-limpet-don-knotts-remake.html)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 04, 2014, 08:33:14 PM
    See, now that is the kind of movie I think lends itself to remaking. Ones that had interesting ideas, but weren't really that great to begin with. The original is only watchable because Don Knotts is so good. Not sure who I would have star in it, though.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 05, 2014, 06:45:41 PM
    http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/05/richard-donner-goonies-sequel-finally-happening/ (http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/05/richard-donner-goonies-sequel-finally-happening/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 07, 2014, 07:02:44 AM
    All this article really says is that the Gremlins reboot is still in the works. But I'm still dissapointed every time I see articles like this.

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/75150/gremlins-reboot-getting-fed-after-midnight#axzz2yCrQEIZ5

    I can understand that Joe Dante may not want to revisit material he's already done. But I would hope they would at least have him on as an executive producer.

    Frankly I think the biggest thing here is going to be wether they go with all CGI or puppets. I think all CGI would just ruin the movie. The original is a technical marvel in how much they were able to do with puppets. Given the advancements in puppeteering technology it'd be a shame not to use that.

    As for director, I still like my suggestion back in my LoC Top 80s movies, for Peter Jackson to go back to his Dead Alive/Meet the Feebles roots.
    Otherwise, I'd say go with Gil Kehan, director of the very good, and very 80s feeling, MONSTER HOUSE. Although I didn't care much for his City of Ember, unfortunately. Currently he's working on another unnecesary 80s remake Poltergeist.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 07, 2014, 07:12:35 AM
    All this article really says is that the Gremlins reboot is still in the works. But I'm still dissapointed every time I see articles like this.

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/75150/gremlins-reboot-getting-fed-after-midnight#axzz2yCrQEIZ5

    I can understand that Joe Dante may not want to revisit material he's already done. But I would hope they would at least have him on as an executive producer.

    Frankly I think the biggest thing here is going to be wether they go with all CGI or puppets. I think all CGI would just ruin the movie. The original is a technical marvel in how much they were able to do with puppets. Given the advancements in puppeteering technology it'd be a shame not to use that.

    As for director, I still like my suggestion back in my LoC Top 80s movies, for Peter Jackson to go back to his Dead Alive/Meet the Feebles roots.
    Otherwise, I'd say go with Gil Kehan, director of the very good, and very 80s feeling, MONSTER HOUSE. Although I didn't care much for his City of Ember, unfortunately. Currently he's working on another unnecesary 80s remake Poltergeist.
    Heard the Poltergeist remake was also going to be a sequel.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 07, 2014, 07:38:42 AM
    All this article really says is that the Gremlins reboot is still in the works. But I'm still dissapointed every time I see articles like this.

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/75150/gremlins-reboot-getting-fed-after-midnight#axzz2yCrQEIZ5

    I can understand that Joe Dante may not want to revisit material he's already done. But I would hope they would at least have him on as an executive producer.

    Frankly I think the biggest thing here is going to be wether they go with all CGI or puppets. I think all CGI would just ruin the movie. The original is a technical marvel in how much they were able to do with puppets. Given the advancements in puppeteering technology it'd be a shame not to use that.

    As for director, I still like my suggestion back in my LoC Top 80s movies, for Peter Jackson to go back to his Dead Alive/Meet the Feebles roots.
    Otherwise, I'd say go with Gil Kehan, director of the very good, and very 80s feeling, MONSTER HOUSE. Although I didn't care much for his City of Ember, unfortunately. Currently he's working on another unnecesary 80s remake Poltergeist.
    Heard the Poltergeist remake was also going to be a sequel.
    Great, if they make it in the timeline, we can see Coach be an irrisponsible Grandfather too.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 07, 2014, 08:34:31 AM
    I hope it focuses on a different family this time.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 07, 2014, 09:25:03 AM
    I wonder if it will have a variation on the Preacher from Poltergeist 2?  :speechless: Now HE was fucking creepy!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on April 07, 2014, 09:27:44 AM
    All this article really says is that the Gremlins reboot is still in the works. But I'm still dissapointed every time I see articles like this.

    http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/75150/gremlins-reboot-getting-fed-after-midnight#axzz2yCrQEIZ5

    I can understand that Joe Dante may not want to revisit material he's already done. But I would hope they would at least have him on as an executive producer.

    Frankly I think the biggest thing here is going to be wether they go with all CGI or puppets. I think all CGI would just ruin the movie. The original is a technical marvel in how much they were able to do with puppets. Given the advancements in puppeteering technology it'd be a shame not to use that.

    As for director, I still like my suggestion back in my LoC Top 80s movies, for Peter Jackson to go back to his Dead Alive/Meet the Feebles roots.
    Otherwise, I'd say go with Gil Kehan, director of the very good, and very 80s feeling, MONSTER HOUSE. Although I didn't care much for his City of Ember, unfortunately. Currently he's working on another unnecesary 80s remake Poltergeist.
    Heard the Poltergeist remake was also going to be a sequel.
    Great, if they make it in the timeline, we can see Coach be an irrisponsible Grandfather too.

    "You finally moved the bodies, but you put them in another neighborhood, didn't ya!  Didn't ya!  WHY!!!!"
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 07, 2014, 10:31:12 AM
    Max Landis might be a good choice.  He's a fan mixing horror and humour (which comes from his dad John Landis) and the fact that he grew up with some serious ADHD (which, if you listen to him talk, he still clearly has) will help him empathize with the Gremlins.  Plus, he's a huge Joe Dante and Gremlins 2 fan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-s73ynzrMw
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 07, 2014, 05:59:23 PM
    Max Landis would be a great choice.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 08, 2014, 05:27:42 PM
    Speaking of, seems he won't be involved in the sequel to Chronicle.  Which is a shame, because it sounds like a cool premise (it's at the bottom).

    http://www.avclub.com/article/fox-hires-new-writer-chronicle-2-202917
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 08, 2014, 07:10:15 PM
    Speaking of, seems he won't be involved in the sequel to Chronicle.  Which is a shame, because it sounds like a cool premise (it's at the bottom).

    http://www.avclub.com/article/fox-hires-new-writer-chronicle-2-202917
    Eh, I don't know about that premise. I trust Landis could have made it work though.
    What I'd like to see in a sequel is for it not to be found footage. Not really necessary anymore, I think.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on April 16, 2014, 03:30:30 PM
    Flash Gordon’s alive! (http://www.filmdivider.com/flash-gordons-alive-alex-raymonds-pulp-hero-getting-ready-to-rise-again/)
    Alex Raymond’s pulp hero getting ready to rise again
    Quote from: Charles Madison
    Though Flash Gordon was originally created as ‘a response’ to Buck Rogers, it looks to me like the blond, polo-playing graduate from Yale went on to have the more successful career.

    For his part, Rogers started out in prose, back in 1928, and quickly moved into comics. He later starred in a couple of shorts, one big-screen serial and two TV series but, to date, there’s been no Buck Rogers feature film. Jerry Bruckheimer did spend a lot of time and money on trying to get the right screenplay, but he eventually gave up and let his option lapse.

    Meanwhile, Steven ‘Flash’ Gordon started out in Alex Raymond‘s comic strip, a commission inspired by Rogers’ success. He later took the lead in three separate serials, had the starring role in the 80s cartoon series Defenders of the Earth, appeared in a one-season TV series as recently as 2008, and is being reworked for a shoddy-looking animated show as we speak.

    The scene ended up on the cutting room floor, but Gordon was even intended to make a cameo appearance in the much-loved perennial, A Christmas Story. And perhaps most notoriously, it was after George Lucas failed to get the go ahead on a Flash Gordon adaptation that he set about writing Star Wars.

    But the character’s proudest moment was the 1980 feature film. Or, at the very least, this was his brashest, boldest and most fearless moment. Mike Hodges‘ picture is Fellini-does-Forbidden Planet, a selflessly entertaining movie that sweats stardust and drips camp. This one movie is more beloved than any other incarnation of the character, and outshines the late-70s TV version of Buck Rogers both literally and figuratively.

    In recent years, both Rogers and Gordon have been promised reboots or remakes. Either character could very easily see a revival that, judging from today’s box office and the audience’s ongoing appetite for super-glossy pulp, has real potential to make them into bigger, better-known pop culture figures than ever before.

    A few years back, Flint Dille – the grandson of John Dille, who was Rogers’ original comic strip publisher – decided that he was going to write a retro-styled Buck Rogers feature himself. Frank Miller was associated with the project for just moment, his involvement quickly refuted by Dille himself. Nothing more solid ever came to light.

    Meanwhile, Universal attached Breck Eisner to a new, big-screen Flash Gordon in the mid-2000s. When that didn’t happen quickly enough, the rights reverted to Hearst Entertainment who then optioned them out to Sony, where Eisner, a passionate Gordon fan, remained attached. He set to work with Dracula: Year Zero‘s Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless in developing what would have been a new, expensive and lavishly-marketed 3D feature.

    But it’s four years later and that didn’t happen either. Things have moved on again for Flash, and I understand that there’s fresh attempt bring him back into the limelight underway right now.

    JD Payne and Patrick McKay are writers working on Star Trek 3 and who previously adapted Boilerplate for Bad Robot. So far, none of their scripts have gone before cameras, but they’re still considered hot stuff. They’ve just recently put together a new take on Gordon with producer Jon Davis and are now in the process of making a studio deal.

    Like Eisner’s approach, Payne and McKay’s new pitch goes right back to the original Raymond comic strips and sidesteps any association with the movie, and even the serials. The idea, I’m told, is to reclaim Flash Gordon from his current reputation in the way that Tim Burton redirected the public conception of Batman.

    But Burton was working with inertia from a comic book reinvention of the caped crusader that, actually, rendered that particular nickname all but inappropriate. Burton’s film was coming after seminal strips like The Dark Knight Returns, Year One and The Killing Joke. The audience haven’t been primed for Payne and McKay’s take on Flash Gordon in anything like the same way. In fact, the character was last seen in Seth MacFarlane‘s Ted, with a cameo from Flash’s alter-ego Sam J. Jones, celebrating Hodges’ film and it’s campy, cult credentials. And Queen’s unforgettable, undeniably catchy theme tune has ensured that there’s a part of Flash that will always, always be a little bit kitsch.

    Don’t expect Payne and McKay to take their Flash Gordon to inappropriate, Christopher Nolan-like extremes, but instead hit a tone closer to the rebooted Star Trek; I guess that’s their wheelhouse. This new incarnation would be full of adventure and razor’s edge escapades, balanced by plenty of character work but no real anguish, ponderous chin-stroking or middle-distance staring.

    While Buck Rogers lies sleeping, it looks like Flash Gordon will rise again. I guess genre fans really do prefer blonds.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on April 16, 2014, 04:34:03 PM
    COOL!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 17, 2014, 04:14:00 PM
    Uh oh.
    http://variety.com/2014/film/news/x-men-director-accused-of-sexually-abusing-teenage-boy-1201158645/ (http://variety.com/2014/film/news/x-men-director-accused-of-sexually-abusing-teenage-boy-1201158645/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on April 17, 2014, 07:08:38 PM
    I didnt know a catholic priest was directing that movie!?

     :rimshot:
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 21, 2014, 06:58:45 AM
    In regards to the next Superman movie
    http://t.co/O35cx74iJr (http://t.co/O35cx74iJr)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 21, 2014, 09:45:09 AM
    In regards to the next Superman movie
    http://t.co/O35cx74iJr (http://t.co/O35cx74iJr)
    Wow, he really does NOT get it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on April 21, 2014, 06:40:38 PM
    Uh oh.
    http://variety.com/2014/film/news/x-men-director-accused-of-sexually-abusing-teenage-boy-1201158645/ (http://variety.com/2014/film/news/x-men-director-accused-of-sexually-abusing-teenage-boy-1201158645/)

    I remember alligations when Apt Pupil came out, seems oddly timed to say the least.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 21, 2014, 07:24:33 PM
    (https://24.media.tumblr.com/dbc793e7f589809854026b8184aeb162/tumblr_n0tl3hz9jI1tqgesbo1_1280.png)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 21, 2014, 07:26:28 PM
    Also, more allegations against other directors:
    http://variety.com/2014/film/news/three-more-sexual-abuse-lawsuits-filed-1201160168/ (http://variety.com/2014/film/news/three-more-sexual-abuse-lawsuits-filed-1201160168/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 23, 2014, 07:01:45 AM
    There's going to be a Peeps movie:
    http://t.co/QEE5y3dveI (http://t.co/QEE5y3dveI)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 23, 2014, 07:04:18 AM
    Also, a new Flash Gordon movie
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=117421 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=117421)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on April 23, 2014, 09:24:27 AM
    Also, more allegations against other directors:
    http://variety.com/2014/film/news/three-more-sexual-abuse-lawsuits-filed-1201160168/ (http://variety.com/2014/film/news/three-more-sexual-abuse-lawsuits-filed-1201160168/)

    Wow, Gary Goddard got named?  Now the Masters of the Universe movie will be tainted with hurtful homoerotically themed jokes.

    ...oh wait, I already did that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 23, 2014, 09:28:05 AM
    (https://24.media.tumblr.com/dbc793e7f589809854026b8184aeb162/tumblr_n0tl3hz9jI1tqgesbo1_1280.png)

    Studios - "Stan, "I just don't get you"

    Stan - "Nobody gets me, I'm the wind, baby!"
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: BathTub on April 23, 2014, 03:08:10 PM
    Damn Lionsgate tying up Man-Thing!
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 23, 2014, 03:10:10 PM
    I'm just laughing at Universal with Namor. Yeah, you have fun with that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on April 23, 2014, 04:05:16 PM
    They will partner with Subway.  Namor will eat a cold cut combo to power up.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Tripe on April 23, 2014, 04:09:08 PM
    Pity about Deadpool because Fox obviously can't make good use of him and I'm fairly confident that Guardians will confirm that he'd fit right in at the MCU.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 23, 2014, 06:08:28 PM
    Yeah, now that we have so many superhero movies that they are their own genre, this is the PERFECT time for a Deadpool movie! Done right it would not only separate itself from the rest of the crop, but parody the tropes of the movies and the comics. As well as all the subsidiary stuff like toys. I still want Ryan Reynolds to play him too. I think he's the right age, sense of humor, physically he can do it, and he seems to have a real interest in the project from the interviews I've seen. I also think he'd be willing to do the role under the mask and makeup.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 24, 2014, 05:00:51 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/v/wVuv1Ey3oIM
    It looks like it has a great location for some tension and atmosphere. I mean the idea of the actual entrance to Hell being in the French catacombs is great. But if even by the end of the TRAILER  I know they've died from the cave in and are in Hell, and I just want the characters to figure it out, I think this movie is going to feel very long.

    And I now want to see them make a DOOM adaptation as a found footage movie. Seriously, how has nobody figured this out yet now that found footage is all over the place? Make a found footage FPS adaptation.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 25, 2014, 06:32:48 PM
    WOLFCOP!

    https://www.youtube.com/v/Spd_v-d5-xs


    Johnny, you is a wurwilfcup.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 27, 2014, 05:46:19 PM
    http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/bryan-singer-x-es-himself-out-of-x-men-publicity-as-he-defends-self-against-sexual-abuse-allegations/ (http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/bryan-singer-x-es-himself-out-of-x-men-publicity-as-he-defends-self-against-sexual-abuse-allegations/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on April 30, 2014, 06:46:45 AM
    RIP Bob Hoskins
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 30, 2014, 08:01:14 AM
    RIP Bob Hoskins

    Yeah, I just heard about it via Leonard Maltin's twitter.

    I didn't realize he was 71
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/30/showbiz/obit-bob-hoskins/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 30, 2014, 08:48:55 AM
    That's a real shame.  He was a fantastic actor, not only in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (in which he is pitch perfect for the part), but in his small role as Smee in Hook, as Spoor in Brazil.  It's a shame that he's been put in a lot lesser projects in the last few years.  I really need to see Mona Lisa and Felecia's Journey, which are supposed to be pretty impressive thrillers.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on April 30, 2014, 09:54:05 AM
    Was the Peter Pan TV movie he was in any good? They were actually filming scenes for it when I visited Ireland back in 2008.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on May 01, 2014, 06:15:13 AM
    http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/warner-bros-gravity-lawsuit-rizzoli-isles-author-tess-gerritson/ (http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/warner-bros-gravity-lawsuit-rizzoli-isles-author-tess-gerritson/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on May 02, 2014, 06:30:10 AM
    Looks kinda like Mamma Mia.
    http://www.youtube.com/v/lTNMJh_mWR4
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on May 13, 2014, 07:01:57 AM
    http://kotaku.com/h-r-giger-has-passed-away-1575550732/all (http://kotaku.com/h-r-giger-has-passed-away-1575550732/all)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: BathTub on May 13, 2014, 01:14:35 PM
    Yeah that's pretty sad he's the type of Crazy you think would live forever.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on May 14, 2014, 06:58:30 AM
    Well that's an odd choice.
    http://t.co/Yarrb3Glnh (http://t.co/Yarrb3Glnh)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on May 14, 2014, 07:08:10 AM
    Also,
    (http://i.imgur.com/pxzzMCR.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on May 22, 2014, 04:05:08 PM
    http://t.co/sYS3QxKTjD (http://t.co/sYS3QxKTjD)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 23, 2014, 08:17:47 PM
    NOOOOOOOO! I was so looking forward to this!

    http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/edgar-wright-leaving-ant-man-marvel-movie-disney/ (http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/edgar-wright-leaving-ant-man-marvel-movie-disney/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 23, 2014, 08:19:00 PM
    NOOOOOOOO! I was so looking forward to this!

    http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/edgar-wright-leaving-ant-man-marvel-movie-disney/ (http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/edgar-wright-leaving-ant-man-marvel-movie-disney/)

    (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/lizlemonconchord/spaced.gif)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 23, 2014, 08:56:45 PM
    NOOOOOOOO! I was so looking forward to this!

    http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/edgar-wright-leaving-ant-man-marvel-movie-disney/ (http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/edgar-wright-leaving-ant-man-marvel-movie-disney/)

    (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/lizlemonconchord/spaced.gif)
    That was awesome! And I need to watched Spaced again soon.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on May 23, 2014, 09:33:10 PM
    Lord and Miller could be great replacements. 
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 24, 2014, 07:42:26 AM
    Edgar Wright leaving is a real bummer.  He's one of my favourite living directors today and I was looking forward to him doing a super-hero movie.  I hope he starts working on another project REAL soon.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 24, 2014, 09:45:33 AM
    Edgar Wright leaving is a real bummer.  He's one of my favourite living directors today and I was looking forward to him doing a super-hero movie.  I hope he starts working on another project REAL soon.

    The biggest bummer to me isn't so much the blow against Ant-Man here, but because now I've got to wait that much longer for the next movie from him.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 24, 2014, 02:07:46 PM
    Yeah, it is a shame, as unless he steps into a project all ready to go (and therefore doesn't have his stamp on it), it'll be a longer wait.
    I wonder what the creative differences could have been? They'd have to be pretty major for him to step away from a surefire hit like a Marvel movie.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on May 24, 2014, 07:01:02 PM
    More on the Edgar Wright thing: http://www.latino-review.com/news/exclusive-the-inside-story-on-the-divorce-between-marvel-edgar-wright-over-ant-man (http://www.latino-review.com/news/exclusive-the-inside-story-on-the-divorce-between-marvel-edgar-wright-over-ant-man)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on May 24, 2014, 07:34:30 PM
    Also,
    (http://i.imgur.com/pxzzMCR.jpg)

    How is this not starring Sean Bean??
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 31, 2014, 06:34:53 PM
    So apparently Adam McKay turned down directing Ant Man.

    http://www.chud.com/152172/anchorman-director-adam-mckay-will-probably-direct-ant-man/

    I hope they get somebody really interesting for this, and don't just go to a studio hack like Brett Ratner.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on May 31, 2014, 06:56:36 PM
    Michael Bay looking to direct a Neon Genesis Evangelion movie? (http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2014/05/michael-bay-looking-direct-neon-genesis-evangelion-movie.html)

    Quote
    As he gears up for the release of his latest directorial effort Transformers: Age of Extinction, not to mention the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, which has him attached as producer, it seems that Michael Bay could now be turning his attention towards another franchise in the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.

    According to Transformers News Center (via KDramaStars), Bay responded to a question about his future projects by stating that, “I don’t know if you are familiar with Evangelion but that’s one movie that I want to direct”, before smiling when asked if development on an NGE movie might be underway.

    Written and directed by Hideaki Anno, Neon Genesis Evanelion is an apoclayptic mecha anime that ran for 26 episodes between 1995 and 1996 and centres on a teenage pilot of a bio-mechanical fighting machine (an Evangelion) as he battles monstrous creatures known as Angels. The series spawned several animated films, as well as a rebooted anime movie series entitled Rebuild of Evangelion.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on May 31, 2014, 09:34:11 PM
    I'd like to see him do more human stories like Pain & Gain. Or get shot into the Sun. Either one, I'm not picky.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on June 01, 2014, 07:49:20 PM
    Trailer for Toby Froud's Lessons Learned
    player.vimeo.com/video/97022699 (http://player.vimeo.com/video/97022699)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 03, 2014, 10:16:01 PM
    So is there not going to be a Pixar movie this year?  I know Planes 2, but I thought they were made by a different studio than Pixar themselves, so don't count.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 04, 2014, 08:22:52 AM
    So is there not going to be a Pixar movie this year?  I know Planes 2, but I thought they were made by a different studio than Pixar themselves, so don't count.

    No, they're taking this year off. Their next film will be Inside Out next June (which looked pretty cool, so I can't wait).
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 04, 2014, 10:07:55 AM
    So is there not going to be a Pixar movie this year?  I know Planes 2, but I thought they were made by a different studio than Pixar themselves, so don't count.

    No, they're taking this year off. Their next film will be Inside Out next June (which looked pretty cool, so I can't wait).
    Is there a teaser for that one? I haven't seen anything fromm that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 04, 2014, 10:21:02 AM
    So is there not going to be a Pixar movie this year?  I know Planes 2, but I thought they were made by a different studio than Pixar themselves, so don't count.

    No, they're taking this year off. Their next film will be Inside Out next June (which looked pretty cool, so I can't wait).
    Is there a teaser for that one? I haven't seen anything fromm that.

    I believe a teaser is still a ways off. If I had to guess, I'd expect something attached to Big Hero 6 in November.

    There is, however, a synopsis: http://badassdigest.com/2014/05/26/the-synopsis-for-pixars-inside-out-is-heavy-man/
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 04, 2014, 06:41:00 PM
    So is there not going to be a Pixar movie this year?  I know Planes 2, but I thought they were made by a different studio than Pixar themselves, so don't count.

    No, they're taking this year off. Their next film will be Inside Out next June (which looked pretty cool, so I can't wait).
    Is there a teaser for that one? I haven't seen anything fromm that.

    I believe a teaser is still a ways off. If I had to guess, I'd expect something attached to Big Hero 6 in November.

    There is, however, a synopsis: http://badassdigest.com/2014/05/26/the-synopsis-for-pixars-inside-out-is-heavy-man/
    I remember hearing about that synopsis a while ago. Sounds really interesting. And I love the idea of Pixar doing a really well done female protagonist in this way.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on June 05, 2014, 04:42:34 PM
    http://t.co/nNOP2dduMp (http://t.co/nNOP2dduMp)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 05, 2014, 04:45:04 PM
    http://t.co/nNOP2dduMp (http://t.co/nNOP2dduMp)
    Hell yeah!


    I saw this last year when they rereleased it to theaters, and watching it with a crowd was so much fun. I know people malign the sequel a lot, but I would love to see them release it too.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 08, 2014, 07:43:16 AM
    http://www.chud.com/152331/marvels-ant-man-search-continues/

    Sounds like Peyton Reed is going to be the director.

    What I don't get about all of this is why Marvel is so insistant on moving ahead on Ant Man. I know they have put in a decent amount of preproduction work on it, but unless they have some future storyline in a crossover where they MUST have Ant Man in it, why insist on this character? The only interest anyone had in it was because of Edgar Wright's involvement. I'd rather see them go ahead with a different character that gives the Marvel Universe more variety. Like a Black Panther movie, or a Black Widow movie. Or maybe a Deadpool movie! Marvel already has the major groundwork laid on it's cinematic universe, this seems like an odd time to throw a monkeywrench in with a genuinely bad movie just because they are stubborn.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on June 08, 2014, 08:39:23 AM
    I know they have been talking about a Black Widow movie but I dont think this cinematic version is an interesting enough character to carry a movie.  She was basically tacked on to every movie that she has been in except Cap 2.  She could have been written out of every other movie and they could have been exactly the same.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 08, 2014, 08:49:15 AM
    I know they have been talking about a Black Widow movie but I dont think this cinematic version is an interesting enough character to carry a movie.  She was basically tacked on to every movie that she has been in except Cap 2.  She could have been written out of every other movie and they could have been exactly the same.
    I agree that she does seem tacked on in some of them. Especially Iron Man 2. But I think a Black Widow movie would be centered around her and have other supporting characters, some of which would be introduced there. Almost like a version of what Agents Of Shield TV show is doing.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 08, 2014, 08:56:19 AM
    Plus she is a character with a dark past, so I think there is a lot of dramatic potential facing either/or the people she wronged and the people she defected from.  And while she doesn't have a big rogues gallery, I think what few there are could make for an interesting movie.

    Yelena Belova, the replacement Black Widow who is a lot more morally questionable (and at one point put her brain in a giant robot to get revenge.

    The Red Guardian, the Russian Captain America and Black Widow's ex-boyfriend.

    Plus there's a ton of other soviet villains who haven't been touched.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 09, 2014, 05:15:26 PM
    Holy shit, this is finally coming out! And premiering at the Graumman's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood!

    http://cinemassacre.com/2014/06/09/avgn-movie-the-big-update/

    July 11th

    Then playing again at one of the theaters just outside of San Diego Comic Con
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Quirk on June 09, 2014, 07:00:01 PM
    Plus she is a character with a dark past

    So she keeps saying. I wish they'd just make her movie already because they're laying on this "dark past" bit so thick that when we finally find out what it is, nobody is going to be shocked. It would need to be prolonged baby animal torture to live up to her many cryptic allusions to it.

    Of course, fans of the comics probably already know what it is.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 09, 2014, 07:09:39 PM
    Nothing too surprising.  She was an assassin and a 5th columnist (remember when that was a thing) and then defected from Russia, which meant a lot in the 60's, to join the good guys (interestingly, she is responsible for Hawkeye becoming an Iron Man villain, before joining the Avengers team that was basically just ex-villains and Captain America).  So, you know, usual black ops stuff.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 09, 2014, 07:22:46 PM
    Phil Lord and Chris Miller would really like to do Clone High as a movie.

    http://www.avclub.com/article/phil-lord-and-chris-miller-talked-about-maybe-maki-205557

    I would also like this.

    https://www.youtube.com/v/93kkEMIXu5s
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 09, 2014, 07:27:27 PM
    Nothing too surprising.  She was an assassin and a 5th columnist (remember when that was a thing) and then defected from Russia, which meant a lot in the 60's, to join the good guys (interestingly, she is responsible for Hawkeye becoming an Iron Man villain, before joining the Avengers team that was basically just ex-villains and Captain America).  So, you know, usual black ops stuff.
    Black Widow is an interesting enough character, the last thing we need is YET ANOTHER origin story.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 09, 2014, 07:33:57 PM
    I don't think we need that.  The story is the fallout that when her dirty laundry is publicly released.  It would delve into her past, but it doesn't need to go into great detail save that the life she has now is very different (or perhaps, not different enough) from the past.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Quirk on June 09, 2014, 07:38:52 PM
    I also don't get what she's afraid of. Doesn't SHIELD know about her past? Isn't she effectively cleared of those crimes, or no?
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 09, 2014, 07:40:44 PM
    Or, you know, they covered stuff up so they would get to keep her.  Cause it's SHIELD.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on June 09, 2014, 07:41:34 PM
    RIP Rik Mayall
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 09, 2014, 08:10:58 PM
    Or, you know, they covered stuff up so they would get to keep her.  Cause it's SHIELD.
    Yeah, I think that's it. And that she now feels guilty for what she's done.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on June 10, 2014, 04:57:06 AM
    Or, you know, they covered stuff up so they would get to keep her.  Cause it's SHIELD.
    Yeah, I think that's it. And that she now feels guilty for what she's done.
    Yeah, the "red in the ledger" is a personal thing.  She's working for Shield to repay her old debts in her mind.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 11, 2014, 06:49:02 AM
    http://www.chud.com/152417/sonic-movie-in-development/

    Ugh. This just sounds sooooo bad. Any time I hear a movie is going to be a live action/CGI characters, I just cringe.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on June 11, 2014, 06:59:37 AM
    http://www.chud.com/152417/sonic-movie-in-development/

    Ugh. This just sounds sooooo bad. Any time I hear a movie is going to be a live action/CGI characters, I just cringe.

    they should take their inspiration from all those frightening things from deviantart. :speechless:
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: mrbasehart on June 11, 2014, 07:05:21 PM
    Yep, that's the best thing about Sonic.  His character.  Want to see that for 90 minutes.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Tripe on June 12, 2014, 04:44:30 AM
    Asylum are brainstorming their Crash Bandicoot movie as we speak.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: RoninFox on June 12, 2014, 05:09:18 AM
    They can't afford Crash, save the date for Jazz the Jackrabbit.

    (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UWuCdpBhnYM/TcXXcOhRGLI/AAAAAAAAAIc/z-ALtJiysAA/s1600/Jazz+Jackrabbit.jpg)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 12, 2014, 06:19:54 AM
    Asylum are brainstorming their Crash Bandicoot movie as we speak.
    As long as we eventually get an Earthworm Jim movie, I don't care.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on June 12, 2014, 06:26:13 AM
    I am wondering why studios are still considering wasting their money doing shitty video game adaptations.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 12, 2014, 08:36:11 AM
    They can't afford Crash, save the date for Jazz the Jackrabbit.

    (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UWuCdpBhnYM/TcXXcOhRGLI/AAAAAAAAAIc/z-ALtJiysAA/s1600/Jazz+Jackrabbit.jpg)

    Of course, the best Jazz the Jackrabbit is improvisational... the Jackrabbit.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: The Lurker on June 12, 2014, 06:09:17 PM
    http://batman-news.com/2014/06/12/justice-league-is-coming-may-2017-warner-bros-dc-roadmap-revealed/ (http://batman-news.com/2014/06/12/justice-league-is-coming-may-2017-warner-bros-dc-roadmap-revealed/)
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: goflyblind on June 12, 2014, 07:36:50 PM
    They can't afford Crash, save the date for Jazz the Jackrabbit.

    (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UWuCdpBhnYM/TcXXcOhRGLI/AAAAAAAAAIc/z-ALtJiysAA/s1600/Jazz+Jackrabbit.jpg)

    the inevitable porno version has an easy time with the title. :-\
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Sideswipe on June 12, 2014, 07:44:12 PM
    Jizz Crackrabbit.  Yeah, that was pretty easy.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 13, 2014, 07:39:03 PM
    This looks like it could be a lot of fun.  Certainly looks like a step up from Neighbors, which did get good reviews but looks completely uninteresting to me.  I'm not the biggest Seth Rogen fan, but I find that if he also writes a film, it's usually a step up from the ones he just stars in (Evan Goldberg probably helps a lot too).

    https://www.youtube.com/v/Mj3uHftd5FQ
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 13, 2014, 08:33:12 PM
    This looks like it could be a lot of fun.  Certainly looks like a step up from Neighbors, which did get good reviews but looks completely uninteresting to me.  I'm not the biggest Seth Rogen fan, but I find that if he also writes a film, it's usually a step up from the ones he just stars in (Evan Goldberg probably helps a lot too).

    https://www.youtube.com/v/Mj3uHftd5FQ
    It does look interesting. Although I for one am hoping at the end it turns out Kim Jon has all the powers he claims he does in that.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Henry88 on June 19, 2014, 04:53:39 PM
    'The Outer Limits' Movie Eyed by MGM, Scott Derrickson (Exclusive) (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/outer-limits-movie-eyed-by-713214)
    The movie will be based on the classic episode "Demon With a Glass Hand" written by Harlan Ellison.
    Quote from: Borys Kit
    Scott Derrickson, the writer-director who just signed on to helm Doctor Strange, is tackling another storied genre property.

    Derrickson is reuniting with his Sinister co-scribe C. Robert Cargill to write the big-screen take of the cult classic 1960s sci-fi TV series The Outer Limits.

    MGM is behind the project, which will be produced by Mark Victor via his Mark Victor Production.

    Outer Limits was an influential anthology sci-fi and horror show that ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965. Like The Twilight Zone, the other famous anthology series from that era, the show had a well-known opening with a narrator telling viewers, “There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission….”

    Joseph Stefano, Robert Towne and Harlan Ellison were among the writers who penned scripts for the show, which enjoyed a revival in the later 1990s on Showtime and the Sci-Fi Channel.

    Derrickson is a longtime fan of the show (he has said in the past he prefers it over Twilight Zone) and he and Cargill will actually focus on one episode in particular: Demon With a Glass Hand, which was written by Ellison.

    The duo will be tackling time travel, alien invasion and genetic manipulation in adapting the episode, which focused on a man with no memory beyond the last 10 days and a computerized hand who discovers he is from the future. The man is being hunted by an alien race who see him as key to their survival but he soon discovers a more complex and terrifying truth.

    MGM’s Motion Picture Group president Jonathan Glickman and exec vp production Adam Rosenberg will oversee the project for the studio.

    Derrickson will work on the script while he preps Doctor Strange for Marvel. The latter project just welcomed writer Jon Spaihts to pen its script.

    Derrickson co-wrote and directed the upcoming Screen Gems supernatural thriller Deliver Us From Evil, which opens July 2 and stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn.

    He also wrote, along with Cargill, Sinister 2, the sequel to the hit 2012 horror movie that was one of the most profitable movies the year it was released. While he directed Sinister, he is not tackling those duties for Sinister 2, which is in pre-production, but will join the ranks of producers along with Jason Blum.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 19, 2014, 04:58:33 PM
    Maybe they should just call the movie "Demon with a Glass Hand".
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on June 24, 2014, 04:54:13 AM
    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  :D

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    Bruce Campbell wants to make 'The Expendables' of horror

    Everyone's favorite legendary cult movie star, Bruce Campbell, revealed his plans to make an epic horror-comedy sequel to My Name Is Bruce, a film that would be unlike anything anyone's ever seen before (except kind of like The Expendables and 300 combined). The biggest thing holding back the project so far is that they seem to be having some, er, script problems, as you can see from his recent Los Angeles Times interview.

    GM: Speaking of your own activities, I understand you'd like to make a sequel to your most recent film, "My Name Is Bruce," called "Bruce vs. Frankenstein" and that you'd like to be "The Expendables" of horror?
    BC: Yeah, "The Expendables," or more like the "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" of horror. I want to get so many horror movie stars that people can't possibly not see the movie. I want to give them other stuff to do. I want to have Kane Hodder be very particular about what he eats. I want Robert Englund to be a tough guy, like he knows tae kwon do or something. I want to find out the hidden sides of all these people. Some will play themselves, some will play alternate characters as well. I may approach Kane Hodder to play Frankenstein. He could be Kane Hodder himself fighting himself as Frankenstein. It could be crazy. It's a silly concocted story that we hope to do maybe in a year or so. My breaks between "Burn Notice" have been getting tighter because they've been adding episodes. They're trying to trap me like a rat in the TV world, and I might just let them. There's a script, it just kind of blows right now, so no one's really seeing it. We gotta work on it. Definitely shoot in Oregon all on a stage. It's like the "300″ of horror comedies. We want to make it a whole world. Someone's gotta take Frank down for good.

    If he can really pull this off (and hey, he's Bruce Campbell, of course he can) then we'll definitely be one of those who can't possibly not see it.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Darth Geek on June 24, 2014, 06:44:17 AM
    He's been talking about that for a while now. I think it's a great idea (and I really want to see Bruce Campbell in one of the Expendables sequels anyway). But the problem with My Name Is Bruce was Campbell handling all of the duties himself. The writing, directing and acting were all subpar. I love Bruce Campbell, and he can be a really good actor. But he needs a strong director to push him. And when he doesn't have that, it's can be painful to watch. I'd rather see him hand off directing responsibilities to somebody like Jon Knautz (Jack Brooks Monster Slayer) if he wants to keep it lower budget. And have a better writer polish up Bruce's script before shooting.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: ScottotD on June 24, 2014, 08:21:09 AM
    As with Expendables I'd love for Robert Rodriguez to bash one of them out in a fortnight, or perhaps Gareth Evans.
    Title: Re: General Movie News
    Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 24, 2014, 01:04:43 PM
    He's been talking about that for a while now. I think it's a great idea (and I really want to see Bruc