Monday, November 29, 2010

Super Sets Release Date

One film I walked away from San Diego Comic Con 2010 extremely excited to see is James Gunn's "Super" starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler and Nathan Fillion. The film revolves around a married man whose wife leaves him for a drug dealer, which in turn forces him into becoming a crime fighter known as the Crimson Bolt. This last week news broke that Gunn's low budget indie film which was picked up by IFC will be hitting select theaters April 1st, 2011. Check out the full details along with a few new stills released below...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mark Wahlberg Set for Uncharted

Back in October we learned "The Fighter" director David O. Russell next film would be an adaptation of the popular video game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune." Now this week news has broke that Russell will be working with the star of "The Fighter" Mark Wahlberg again. Yup, Marky Mark will be stepping into his second video game role and playing Nathan Drake. Not only that but Russell and Wahlberg have an incredible duo in mind for supporting roles in the video game action adaptation for Columbia Pictures. Check out the full details below...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A New Spin on Peter Pan

Studios are constantly vying for preexisting properties that seem like an easy shoe-in at the box office. As long a product or property has been around before and people know what it is, studios want it and want to re-create it. Recently, New Line Entertainment optioned a new take on the classic fairy tale, Peter Pan and this week they've gone ahead and hired a director to get the ship to Never Neverland rowing. Take a look at the full details below...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lohan Replaced as Lovelace

Lindsay Lohan has had her share of ups and downs both on and off the screen. The perpetual dilemma known as Lohan has yet another new issue. She's been dropped from upcoming biopic about the porn star Linda Lovelace titled "Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story." Check out the full details after the jump...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Superhero News Round-Up

Over the last week or so a number of the major superhero franchises have made some moves, rumors and all around noise in Hollywood. There has been an official casting, a hiring, also intent to hire along with a few rumors on just who a certain "The Dark Knight Rises" star may be playing and what superhero is up next for the big screen. Take a look at the full breakdown below...

Trailer: Source Code

In 2009 I saw a small scifi movie called Moon brilliantly directed by a first time director Duncan Jones. After seeing his movie the director will have my attention with almost anything he does. Jones has an eye I immediately took to and instantly knew I'd want to see more from him. This brings us to "Source Code," which follows a soldier that is part of military experiment that can transport him into another man's identity for the last 8 minutes of their life. Take a look below...

Trailer: Green Lantern

Warner Brothers is gearing up for their first major DC hero outside of Batman and Superman hitting the big screen next summer and last week our first full length trailer hit the net. Ryan Reynolds is Hal Jordan who will become the "Green Lantern" a superhero who protects the galaxy. I've been eagerly awaiting this film and its nice to finally have a trailer to gauge the movie by. Take a look for yourself below...

Trailer: Battle Los Angeles

"Battle: Los Angeles" looks to be a the next scifi movie trying to stake claim in becoming the next Independence Day. Now for me that isn't necessarily the best thing, but lots of people love that movie and always seem to be comparing to it anytime we have an alien invasion action releasing. This film was loosely promoted at Comic Con this past summer but I failed to see the panel. So this is new trailer was my first real glimpse. Check it out now below...

Trailer: Cowboys & Aliens

Back at Comic Con this last Summer we saw about 5 minutes of footage from Jon Favreau's upcoming scifi adventure "Cowboys & Aliens" starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. This week our first teaser released and while it features a bit from what we saw at SDCC it also shows a little bit more of the world we are in for come next summer. See for yourself after the jump...

Trailer: Red Riding Hood

One trailer that left me kinda with my mouth on the floor and not in a good way this week was, "Red Riding Hood" directed by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. This trailer released a few days ago and immediately on Twitter I started seeing reactions of it being a Twilight copycat. My initial reactions were to scoff and say people were just being cynical, but boy-o-boy has Hardwicke latched on to the style she presented in the first Twilight film. Check it out below...

Trailer: Zookeeper

A film I fear not just my kids but a lot of children will be begging to see, "Zookeeper" starring Kevin James as a Dr. Doolittle-type zookeeper. This film looks to follow in the same zany shtick James is known for, look stupid, fall down, make some fat jokes and get some cheap laughs. This film looks all kinds of bad, but there's no doubt this movie will do huge numbers with the 12 year-old and under demographic. Take a look for yourself.

Trailer: Cars 2

"Cars 2" a sequel to the 2006 Pixar cartoon about Lighting McQueen. Now I thought the first Cars was just ok. It's certainly not my favorite Pixar film, but its also not my least favorite either. Generally speaking Pixar is the pinnacle of American animation these days and anything they do warrants some interest but after watching this teaser for "Cars 2" I find myself desperately trying to hold on to any spec interest in this sequel. Take a look for yourself.

Friday, November 19, 2010

1st Set Still From Dredd

Last I reported on "Dredd" we had learned that Olivia Thirlby would be playing the lawman's new partner. Today on Twitter comic book/concept artist Jock posted our first look at Karl Urban all suited up and ready to enforce! Take a look at the new image below...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Review - Hamill

The true story of Matt Hamill, the first deaf American wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.

Review - 127 Hours

Aron Ralston has always loved the outdoors. Every chance he has is off seeking adventure and thrills. Whether that be rock climbing, mountain biking or cliff jumping Aron is constantly hunting for a new rush. When Aron finds himself trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone in Utah, he must resort to extremely drastic measures in order to survive.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Review - The Fighter

Based on the true story of 'Irish' Micky Ward, "The Fighter" chronicles the local Massachusetts working class hero who fought through trials and tribulations both in the ring and within his personal life on the rough road to a welterweight title.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dune Needs a Director Again

Its been quite some time since I reported on the potential reboot of "Dune," but this week new developments have left me worried on what exactly will become of the property.  Read the full details below...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Review - Megamind 3D

A super villain named Megamind has grown up in the shadow of Metro Man, but after years and years of losses, Megamind finally defeats his nemesis. Once the glory of beating his longtime foe wears off however, Megamind finds himself questioning the point of being evil when their is no one else to stop him.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Review - Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Two young owl brothers named Soren and Kludd are captured and taken to an evil army who intend on brainwashing them into soldiers. By fate, Soren escapes and with the help of a few new friends travels to the legendary island of Ga'Hoole where he intends to alert the Guardians of the wrong doings going on by the evil Metalbeak and his queen Nyra.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Poster: Tron Legacy

For awhile now it seems that their is a new "Tron Legacy" poster coming out every other week, but this latest trio of posters is too good for me not to draw a little more attention to Disney's marketing. Starting at the beginning of the week, Empire Online began a slow drip of 3 new posters that would make one Triptych banner. Not only is each piece of the triptych set outstanding together they make a elaborate display of the story and conflict set to take place in the long awaited sequel. Clu and Flynn on opposite sides with Flynn's son caught in the middle. It is  a brilliant design. Gotta love that the middle portion is such a classic throwback to the original poster. I've included each of the posters in high resolution below along with them combined. Enjoy...

Review - Due Date

Peter Highman is going to become a father. He and his wife had everything planned out when he left for business in Atlanta. All he needed to do was fly home to Los Angeles by Friday in order to make the planned c-section and Peter would witness the birth of his first child. Peter never planned on meeting Ethan Tremblay however and after being put on a no fly list and losing all of his belongings, Peter is forced to set out on a cross-country trip with the very man who put him in the situation.

Review - Jackass 3D

Johnny Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass crew return for a third round of gags, stunts, and self harm. The big difference this time is, the gang decides to make use of Hollywood's latest trend 3D.

Review - Paranormal Activity 2

After experiencing what they believed to be a case of vandalism within their home, the Rey family had surveillance cameras installed throughout the house. Now constantly recording multiple angles of their Southern California home the family begins to experience events that can only be explained as paranormal activity.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Review - Red

Frank Moses is retired and living a very routine lifestyle. All that changes after he is targeted by an unknown assassin. With no real other option Frank decides to locate and regroup his old black-ops team. A team that would now be comprised of nothing but retired although extremely dangerous covert agents. Reunited, the group sets out to take down the hidden assassin ensuring their safety.

Review - The Social Network

A fact based telling of the story surrounding the creation of the social networking website, Facebook.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Teaser Poster: Red State

There has been plenty of negative press surrounding Kevin Smith as of late, but if his upcoming film "Red State" turns out anything like what he's talking it up to be, there's gonna be quite a bit of crow eating by a majority of press out there. Take a look at the new teaser poster for his religious based horror releasing next year along with Smith's feelings on the poster below.