Showing posts from December, 2012

Quentin Tarantino Teases Trilogy, 'Killer Crow'

In a recent interview, director Quentin Tarantino discusses what's in store for moviegoers after Django Unchained.  In the interview, Tarantino dishes about his ideas for a third revisionist history movie, along the lines of Basterds and Django -- this one, under the working title Killer Crow, would tell the story of a group of black soldiers in World War II as they journey through Europe to Switzerland, leaving a bloody trail of revenge, justice and a helluva fun ride for the audience.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.: You've targeted Nazis in Inglourious Basterds and slave owners in Django Unchained. What's next on the list of oppressors to off?

Quentin Tarantino: I don't know exactly when I'm going to do it, but there's something about this that would suggest a trilogy. My original idea for Inglourious Basterds way back when was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and th…

First 6 Minutes Of 'Maniac' Remake Released

The first 6 minutes of the Maniac remake starring Elijah Wood has been released.

The owner of a mannequin shop develops a dangerous obsession with a young artist.

A 'Star Trek' Fan's Dying Wish

This story completely reminds me of the cult movie Fan Boys, where a boy's dying wish is to see a workprint of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.  But this isn't a movie, it's real life -- and it seems that this may end up with a similar ending, as it has been rumored that director J.J. Abrams is working hard to get a rough cut of Star Trek: Into Darkness to the dying fan.

Here's the original story published on Reddit:
Hello Reddit. I've seen some amazingly kind and generous stuff happen on here. I'm hoping there's room for another amazing act of generosity and kindness for a friend of mine who is really sick. I couldn't begin to put into words what he has gone through. Luckily his wife did it for me... "My amazing healthy film buff husband diagnosed with leukemia (CML) at 38 had to endure 3 rounds of chemo before they found a bone marrow donor match had a Bone Marrow Transplant, which was MORE chemo, full body radiation & lots of other …

J.J. Abrams Turns Down 'Star Wars Episode VII' Directing Job

Director J.J. Abrams, fresh off his Star Trek: Into Darkness gig, has revealed that he turned down the directing job for Star Wars Episode VII.  It's all good, though -- we wouldn't want any cross contamination between the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises now, would we?
Suggesting Lucasfilm are chasing some big guns for the job, J.J Abrams has revealed he’s turned down the "Star Wars Episode 7" directing job.

The 'Star Trek' director tells Empire, "There were the very early conversations, and I quickly said that, because of my loyalty to Star Trek and also just being a fan, I wouldn't even want to be involved in the next version of those things. I declined any involvement very early on. I'd rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them."

Betters say there's good odds on "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughan directing the new "Star Wars" film. As for s…

Gunnar Hansen's 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Role Revealed In New Photo

The original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen, has a role in the new direct sequel to the 1974 film, Texas Chainsaw 3D.  That's old news.  What is new news is this picture of Hansen's character, who appears to be a member of the murderous Sawyer family (but who knows, that could not be the case).

Whatever the case may be, it's good to see Mr. Hansen in front of the camera again -- especially for a TCM movie!

Texas Chainsaw 3D hits theaters January 4, 2013.

Paul Giamatti Talks 'Bubba Nosferatu' Status

The proposed prequel/sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep has been gestating for a few years now.  The original film, directed by Don Coscarelli, told the story of an aging (and alive) Elvis (played by cult icon Bruce Campbell) living in a nursing home and battling evil forces with a black JFK.

Now the prequel, currently titled Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires, is said to tell the story of a younger Elvis filming a movie in Louisiana when he comes afoul a coven of she-vampires.

In a recent interview, actor Paul Giamatti (who is attached to co-star) updated everyone on the status of the film.
What’s going on with the Bubba Ho-Tep sequel, Bubba Nosferatu?

GIAMATTI: When I first met Don, it was just through funny circumstances. We got together and he told me he had the idea for a sequel to that, and I read the script, which was great. I don’t know how much I would want to give away about it, though. The part I would play would be Colonel Parker, who was Elvis’ manager, and it was always …

Marlon Wayans Reacts To 'Scary Movie 5' On Twitter

Although Marlon Wayans has nothing to do with Scary Movie 5 (he hasn't been involved with the franchise since the second film), he's getting loads of negative feedback for the film via his Twitter account from fans, most of whom who are just comparing the two trailers for Wayans' next, A Haunted House (another horror spoof) and Scary Movie 5.

Here's the first tweet that caught our attention:
RT @PrinceAmirVI: @MARLONLWAYANS just saw the Scary Movie 5 trailer...they need you...bad ... *** HA!!! I wish it ❤. Go see a haunted house Not too harsh, he wishes the film love, but still plugs his film.

And then came this one:
RT @princeofny: So scary movie 5 just gonna steal the same story form @MARLONLWAYANS A Haunted House sheesh #TimesMustBeHard *** preach!  Now this response was a little more cynical.

RT @RKavalli: Scary movie 5 just looks whack. Everytime the wayans leave something, i dont wanna watch it anymore. @MARLONLWAYANS - ha! Again, not too bad, but definitel…

Tom Hardy In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Photo Goes Viral

The first confirmed photo of Tom Hardy in the title role of Mad Max: Fury Road has gone online.  If you're finally coming to terms with the fact that Mel Gibson will not be playing Max this time around, then you have to admit Hardy looks pretty badass right here.  And since this is technically a sequel, does this mean the Mad Max character will be handed down like James Bond?  Let's hope not.

Source: Ain't It Cool News

Official 'Scary Movie 5' Trailer Is Here

The trailer for Scary Movie 5 has been released.  Judging from the scenes shown, my preemptive thoughts on this fifth installment seems to be better than Scary Movie 3 and 4 -- and putting the series back on par with the first two.

Although the lack of Anna Faris will be felt by this moviegoer, Ashley Tisdale is a pretty good visual replacement; not too sure about her comedic side, though.  And on a side note: the final clip with Charlie Sheen meeting the door looks hilarious -- everyone loves a good crotch-shot.

'Anchorman 2' Gets A Release Date

The highly anticipated sequel to Anchorman, starring Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, San Diego's most famous news anchor, has been slated for release on December 20, 2013.

So, yeah, we have another year to wait -- hopefully it'll be worth the wait.  Returning cast members along with Ferrell are Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, Steve Carrell and David Koechner.  Adam McKay is also returning to direct.

Review: 'Silent Night' (2012)

Finally got around to checking out the Silent Night, Deadly Night remake, Silent Night -- which is a very loose remake at that, I might add.  Now in reviewing this film, like most remakes I watch, I will judge this film as if it is an original film and leave the 1984 film out of the equation.
Let's get things started by diving in precisely where the film picks up: an unknown assailant is preparing himself for the day -- shaving, getting dressed, putting on a slightly modified Santa Claus know, the usual.  And then we immediately get into the nitty gritty with an over-the-top opening kill that really  serves no purpose nor sets any kind of tone that the film would follow.
Our main protagonist is Deputy Bradimore, played by the beautiful Jaime King, accompanied by yet another hero/asshole character by Malcolm McDowell.  On a side note: though Malcolm's character description is very similar to that of his Loomis character in Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween…

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Director To Be Announced Next Month

It's common knowledge (and a no-brainer) by now that Star Wars: Episode VII (7) is on the horizon and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy told ABC News Radio that an update will be coming in January -- most likely the announcement of a director.
Ever since Disney announced plans for Star Wars Episode 7, fans have been starved for new information. Pretty much the only thing in the way of official news has been an announcement that Michael Arndt will write the screenplay. There has been rampant speculation about who the director is, but no official announcement.

And it looks like the director announcement probably won’t be coming this month. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told ABC News Radio, "I have no immediate update, but hopefully in January I'll have something that I can say." We're hoping that something is a director announcement. Source:

Shawn Levy Back To Produce 'Night At The Museum 3', But Won't Direct

Shawn Levy is returning to produce the third Night at the Museum flick but will not be directing the film.
Those that Levy will produce include Night at the Museum 3; Brother From Another Mother, to be directed and written by John Hamburg; Sesame Street; Fancy Nancy, which 21 Laps is producing with Tina Fey; Alone for the Holidays, written by Seth Meyers (Anne Fletcher is attached to direct); and Kodachrome. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Second 'Man Of Steel' Trailer Is Epic-ly Here

The second trailer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is finally here.  Personally, I loved it.  Now without further ado...

'Transformers 4' Has Its New Leads

The new lead roles have been cast for Transformers 4.  Enter Brenton Thwaites and Nicola Peltz.  The two will star alongside Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay produced sequel.
After breaking word that Mark Wahlberg would take the lead in Michael Bay's upcoming Transformers 4, Twitch has learned that after a lengthy screen testing process Brenton Thwaites and Nicola Peltz will be rounding out the principal cast alongside Wahlberg.

The American born Peltz - best known for her role as Katara in The Last Airbender and soon to be seen in Bates Motel - will play Wahlberg's daughter in the film while the Australian Thwaites - soon to be seen opposite Angelina Jolie in Maleficent - will play Peltz's biker boyfriend. Also, there will be robots. In disguise. Source: Twitch

'Alice In Wonderland 2' Gearing Up At Disney

Plans are in full motion over at Disney for a sequel to 2010's Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton.  In fact, a writer has already been chosen.
Disney wants Alice to return to Wonderland.
Mouse House stalwart Linda Woolverton is penning a sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," the 2010 hit that starred Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. The 3D film went on to earn $1 billion worldwide and scored Oscars for art direction and costume design.
Woolverton has a long history with Disney, having previously written the studio's "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey," and "Maleficent," and contributed to toons "Mulan" and "Aladdin." Sequel's plot details are under wraps, but first film was inspired by Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and its sequel "Through the Looking-Glass," with …

'Jumanji' Remake To Be Written By Zach Helm

Screenwriter Zach Helm (Stranger than Fiction) has been tapped to pen the remake of Jumanji.  If you've been living under a rock, then you probably don't know that Jumanji was a gigantically successful 1995 film starring Robin Williams and a young Kirsten Dunst.
Zach Helm, who garnered acclaim for penning Stranger Than Fiction, has been tapped to write Columbia’s reimagining of Jumanji.
Matt Tolmach is the producing the project, which is a new adaptation of the Chris Van Allsburg book. The tome, first published in 1981, was previously a 1995 movie directed by Joe Johnston that starred Robin Wiliams and Kirsten Dunst.
The movie, blending light comedy and family adventure, told of a board game come to life as two kids discover the supernatural game and release a man trapped in there decades earlier. They also unleash jungle forces and must team up with the man to quell the game’s powerful magic.
The 2005 Jon Favreau-directed film Zathura was a sequel of sorts. Word of a remake …

'Tron 3' Officially Has A Writer

Disney is in talks (which are pretty much finalized) to have screenwriter Jesse Wigutow to come on board and script the latest draft of Tron 3.
A new Tron is back in development at Disney.
The sequel to the 2010 reboot Tron: Legacy — called Tron 3 in some quarters — is moving a step forward with Disney in negotiations to hire Jesse Wigutow to pen the latest draft of the script.
Joseph Kosinski, who directed Legacy, is attached to helm this installment, which is being developed with a renewed purpose under Alan Horn, who took the reigns of Disney Studios in June.
Some considered the dark and trippy Legacy — which teamed newcomer Garrett Hedlund with Jeff Bridges, star of the 1982 original Tron — a lukewarm performer when it opened in December 2010. But the film grossed $400 million worldwide, good enough to spark interest in prolonging the franchise. With that foundation and a strong brand, Disney believes it can really go for broke with a new movie.
Plot details are being kept under …

New 'Monsters University' Poster Emerges From The Darkness

A new poster for Disney/Pixar's Monsters University hes been released.  Obviously, this is a prequel to Monster's Inc. which starred the same characters.