Showing posts from March, 2011

'Monsters Inc.' Prequel In The Works

It appears that a prequel to Monsters Inc. is in the works. The new film will be called Monsters University and is slated for a November 2012 release. The follow-up to the brilliant “Monsters Inc.” has been given an official …

Amy Adams To Play Lois Lane In 'Superman'

Movie over Kate Bosworth, Amy Adams is the new Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's Superman ...or is still called Man of Steel ? Eh, whatever. With either title, Amy Adams is our new Lois Lane... Amy Adams has landed the coveted ro…

Review: 'Restrepo'

This movie is the REAL thing.  A documentary that will test your emotions and your strength. Restrepo is about a group of soldiers out in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan for their 15 month deployment, which was considered…

Review: 'AAAH! ZOMBIES!!'

Awww... look at the happy couple!!! Now, I bet you can't guess what this movie is about... If you think this is about flying pigs and fast cars (aka another Fast and the Furious clone) then you'd be wrong my friend! …

Third Writer On 'Scream 4' Revealed

Just a little insight on Scream 4 's third writer... After all the Scream 4 rewrite hysteria last year, something in the timeline just wasn’t adding up for us. Kevin Williamson was out the door before shooting even began, a…

Brian Koppelman Writing 'National Treasure 3' Script

So a writer has been tapped to pen the third installment of the National Treasure franchise. What are you working on next? Assignments? Spec scripts? We just finished the screenplay for our next film to direct, an adaptation of…

'American Reunion' Plot Details Revealed

Curious as to what the next American Pie film, American Reunion , is all about? Cool, us too! Luckily What's Playing has all the details... 10 Things You need to Know About American Reunion : 1. The whole gang are re…

'Rise Of The Apes' Gets New Release Date

The release date for Rise of the Apes has been moved from November to August. So it looks like we'll be monkeying around sooner rather than later. On a side note, I originally thought this film was a prequel to Tim Burton&…

The '24' Movie Will Be Here In 2012

According to star Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer), the much-anticipated 24: The Movie will be lighting up movie theaters in 2012. We’re holding our breath, Jack Bauer: Kiefer Sutherland told the women of The View this morning th…

Review: Entire 'Saw' Series

Hello Zep!  What you are about to read is something that I think you may find a little interesting.  You think you are going to read a review of "Comics Anonymous" but instead... you are going to read a review on the…

Review: 'Interplanetary'

Remember in my previous review of Exam how I discovered a gem of a movie I hadn't heard of before? Well, I discovered this one in the same video store.  Remember in my previous review of I Spit On Your Grave how I thought…

'Hatchet 3' Has The Green Light

So it seems that Hatchet 3 has been given the green light from Dark Sky Films. This is a little surprising because I thought Hatchet II was a little sub-par. Hmm... Dark Sky Films dropped a little late-day news on us with th…

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Dark Knight Rises' Role Revealed

Who will it be? The Joker? The Riddler? Hugo Strange? Deadshot? Guess again... Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing Alberto Falcone, or also known as The Holiday Killer in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises . Th…

Review: 'I Spit On Your Grave'

This remake of the 1978 film of the same name is just the same old type of revenge horror flick we've seen countless times before.  Nothing new, nothing original and NOTHING entertaining. Jennifer Hills (played by Sarah …

'Scream 4' TV Spot In Glorious HD

Consider this a small update to a post I did a few days back. The first TV spot for Scream 4 and premiered and alas, here is an HD version...

Review: 'The Killing Jar'

For 90 minutes, we are teased with wondering exactly what the hell is going on.  Is Michael Madsen's character (credited as Doe) the one who just recently killed a family? Are any of the hostages the killer?  Do we even ca…

Nolan Wants Juno Temple For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Not too sure who she'll play, but apparently director Christopher Nolan wants Juno Temple ( Year One ) for The Dark Knight Rises , to play a "street-wise Gotham girl". Until she is officially cast, I'll keep t…

Review: "Blue Velvet"

Blue Velvet is, simply put, an amazing film! Blue Velvet revolves around a young man named Jeffrey Beaumont (played by Kyle Maclachlan) who discovers a human ear in a field. He then investigates, with help from…

Review: 'Exam'

Exam is a British thriller released in the UK in early 2010 written, produced and directed by Stuart Hazeldine.  Oh the joys of discovering a new film that you have never heard of before. The film revolves around the questi…

'True Lies 2' To Kick Off Schwarzenegger's Comeback

It seems that Arnold Schwatzenegger's first film post-office will be True Lies 2 . Co-star Tom Arnold recently laid out all the facts... For a long time, True Lies co-star and good friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Arnol…

C. Thomas Howell Confirms Lizard For 'Amazing Spider-Man'

Actor C. Thomas Howell ( The Hitcher , TV's Criminal Minds ) has spilled the beans on who the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man will be -- and, drum roll...The Lizard. Here's Howell's direct quote... "There is…

OMG! Darren Aronofsky Out Of 'The Wolverine'

This just keeps getting better and better -- not really. Darren Aronofsky has bowed out of directing The Wolverine , a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine . This sucks. I thought Aronofsky would have brought the clawed mutant …

NECA To Release Alternative Ghostface Figure

In preparation for Scream 4 , the toy company NECA has produced a line of 7'' Ghostface figures. One with a classic mask, the other with the zombie mask. The company is also releasing an alternative version with a scul…

Zack Snyder's 'Superman' Is A Fresh Start

It's no surprise here that Zack Snyder is making it perfectly clear that his new Superman movie will not acknowledge the films of past, including 2006's Superman Returns , which pretty much ignored Superman III & IV…

Albert Brooks Also On Board The 'Knocked Up' Spinoff

One more will likely be added to the growing cast of the untitled Knocked Up spinoff that will already star Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, and perhaps Megan Fox. The film should arrive sometime in June 2012, directed by Mann's hu…

Megan Fox To Join 'Knocked Up' Spinoff

So it appears that Megan Fox may be joining Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in the currently untitled Knocked Up spinoff. This is from THR... Megan Fox is in negotiations to star alongside Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in Judd Apatow…

Seann William Scott, Jason Biggs Sign On To 'American Reunion'

Now only have Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott signed on for American Reunion , where they'll reprise their characters from the American Pie franchise, but so has Eugene Levy, who will play Jim's Dad for the umpteent…

First 'Scream 4' TV Spot Has Arrived

The first TV spot for Scream 4 aired last night on Comedy Central. A good hi-def copy of the spot has yet to become available, so this not-so-good cam quality spot will have to do...for now.

Review: 'Cloverfield'

"If this is the last thing you see, then that means I died!"  Yeah, just like this movie! Now, I was going into Cloverfield with low expectations. I didn't expect much and that's what I got. A mediocre t…

Sequel To 'The Fighter' In Early Talks

A sequel to the 2010 Mark Wahlberg boxing movie The Fighter is already being discussed in the offices at Closest to the Hole Productions. Wahlberg has been quoted saying that he feels the film really deserves a sequel, but in …

David Slade Set To Direct 'Daredevil' Sequel/Reboot

Okay, so is the next Daredevil flick going to be a sequel to 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck, or is this going to be a straight-up reboot of the franchise? Though the first film spawned the Elektra spinoff, also starring Jenn…

Is This The Best 'Mario' Video Ever?

This short video could quite possibly rival the feature film starring Bob Hoskins as the famous Italian plumber. The video premiered at SXSW as a bumper. So you tell us, is this the best Mario video ever? And, could it be a m…

Hi-Def Look At The 'Quarantine 2: Terminal' Trailer

The trailer for Quarantine 2: Terminal has been released...officially. Though the first movie is basically a shot-for-shot remake of the Spanish film [REC] , it is said that Quarantine 2 is not a direct remake of [REC] 2 , but…

Another Year Goes By, Still No 'Ghostbusters III'

Will Ghostbusters III ever see the light of day? I'm actually starting to think that it won't. At one time, it was probably my most anticipated movie -- but now, I could actually care less. More of the same old, same…

Review: 'Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes'

"The shocking account of history's most infamous case of demonic possession, compiled from the actual videotape and film recordings from over 76 exorcisms." Let me rewrite that plot synopsis. Based on....Yes, BASED…

'TRON: The Next Day' Short Hits The Web

Check out the short movie that fills in the void left between TRON and TRON: Legacy . The short will be attached to the DVD and Blu-Ray... Kudos to Moviehole for the video.

Review: 'Let the Right One In', 'Let Me In'

How does a book written by John Ajvide Lindqvist (who wrote the screenplay for the Swedish version) get two adaptations from two different countries and have BOTH adaptations be really good? Well, you hire Swedish di…

Aaron Eckhart To Return In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

So despite saying that we would not return as Harvey Dent/Two-Face in The Dark Knight Rises , it appears that Aaron Eckhart may be changing his song as of late. Thanks to CBS for the video.

Feeling Blue? Trailer For 'The Smurfs' Released

The trailer for the live-action/CGI adaptation for The Smurfs has been released. Check it out just below... When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world an…

Review: '127 Hours'

I just finished watching this movie and let me just say this.. THIS FILM IS AMAZING! It's a simple story really.. you might've even heard of it already. It's based on a book "Between a Rock and a Hard Place…

Get Your 'Scream 4' Where's Sidney? Shirts NOW!

It's just recently became known that following the events of Scream 2 , many people started wearing "Where's Sidney?" t-shirts. Now, as a fan, here's your chance to own a piece of Woodsboro lore! All shirt…

Scribe Josh Zetumer To Pen 'RoboCop' Reboot

The epic saga known only as the RoboCop remake has taken yet another turn. Well, actually, it has taken a big step forward. MGM has hired Josh Zetumer to write the screenplay for the Jose Padilha helmed project. Seems like ju…

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