11 items from 2010
Zana Marjanovic, remember that name, because the latest Hollywood news goes like this:
Snow star has landed the lead in Angelina Jolie’s writing and directing debut, still untitled Bosnian War film!
We already had a little chat about this project, so you know that actor Rade Serbedzija (best known from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I as well as The Saint, Snatch, Batman Begins, Eyes Wide Shut, Mission: Impossible II, Thick as Thieves) also joined the movie that is described as:
“a love story set during the Bosnian war, the film focuses on a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the war and the effect the war has on their relationship.”
Jolie has promised to cast only actors from the region, and there you go!
Zana is 27 years old, was born in Sarajevo, attended the Fiorello Laguardia High School of Music, »
Aye. ¡Qué Lastima! It turns out that six things a week, every week while trying to work on two television shows simultaneously meant that last week there were no things - just a big, gaping thing-hole where my dignity used to be. Then, I planned to do a Gigantic 12 Thing post, so I watched and read and listened to a whole bunch of stuff leading into Labor Day Weekend. I started writing, mouth-a-frothing, churning out thousands of words about iPhone games, lost music tracks that I'd forgotten about and a paragraph on just about every summer TV show that's coming to a close (as well as a few peeks at the shows in the upcoming weeks), and I realized that no one was going to read all that crap. It's the general feeling that I'm a bit too rambly and wordy as it is, so why I thought a double-sized »
A few days ago we had a little chat about Angelina Jolie and her plans for shooting of a movie in Serbia and the region, which would mark her directorial debut.
So, you probably remember that we also mentioned Jolie will be in the leading female role, right?
But, that’s not going to happen, because the actress will make her debut as a director and a screenwriter for the upcoming romance. Sorry guys, but no Jolie on a big screen this time!
“For almost two months already I have been in contact with Angelina Jolie. She tried to contact me via my agents and they told her that I am not acting in movies on war in former Yugoslavia. »
Every once in a while a trailer comes out that makes you think to yourself "oh my goodness that looks like nonsense... I Can't Wait To See It!"
In my social circles that has been the reaction to the trailers and commercials for "Piranha 3D" (which is hitting AMC Theatres everywhere this weekend)! To us, the film looks like a throwback to the great cheesy horror/gore movies of the 80's much like "The Expendables" is for 80's action films. It also looks like it aims to deliver that kind of fun.
But aside from the beastly little fishies with the big teeth, a lot of us are also looking forward to seeing this particular cast in action together. Most of them have been huge at one point (and for good reason) but these days don't often get the recognition they deserve to get.
So with "Piranha 3D" opening this weekend, »
Funny story: I was going to spend a majority of this review comparing Salt to 1997′s The Saint, a Val Kilmer spy movie in which he plays a master of disguise. The humorous part is – unbeknownst to me until just now – Phillip Noyce actually directed both movies. I guess it all makes sense [...] »
By Scott Mendelson
hollywoodnews.com: It was another ‘everybody wins!’ weekend at the box office, as holdovers held well and openers opened to reasonable expectation-levels. Inception was again number one, with $43.5 million in its second weekend. That’s a borderline-shocking drop of just 30%, which is almost unheard of in this day and age of mega-openers. At $143.66 million at the end of day ten, the film is far exceeding the ten-day totals of other huge-opening original films (‘Bruce Almighty,’ ‘The Day After Tomorrow,’ 2012, and ‘Signs’). Only ‘Avatar’ ($212 million) and ‘Hancock’ ($167 million) had more at the end of their second weekends, and ‘Hancock’ had a Wednesday holiday opening (its actual ten day total was just below ‘Inception,’ with $143.2 million).
Obviously this film is playing to the masses and becoming the sort of film that everyone has to see in order to participate in the discussion. Heck, my brother and his wife saw it last night, »
- Scott Mendelson
Photo: Columbia Pictures The fact Salt is directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games) and stars Angelina Jolie meant my interest was locked in regardless. I prefer Jolie in action mode and I prefer Noyce directing faster paced features such as his two Jack Ryan outings and The Saint with Val Kilmer. Unfortunately, I can't offer anything more than faint praise for Salt as it fumbles all over itself throughout and sputters out completely in the end. There are some tremendous moments of action and Jolie is superb in the title role, but even though each scene seems to be well thought out individually, none of them tie together all that well. Worst of the lot is the finale, in which the actors' performances seem as if they are channeling characters from a completely different movie.
- Brad Brevet
The new remake of The A-Team will put a modern spin on a popular television series of the eighties, bringing nostalgic feelings to old fans of the show while introducing a new generation to one of their fathers' favorites. The A-Team is just the latest in a very long line of classic TV shows that have received a big screen makeover.
The appeal of these small-screen-to-big-screen revamps is twofold. One purpose is to recapture older audiences who grew up on classic TV and who may not go to the movies very often anymore, but the lure of seeing one of the shows they grew up with on a the silver screen might entice them to visit their local theater. The second advantage is that Hollywood executives always feel safer using proven ideas rather than gambling on new ones, hence the reason so many sequels are made.
For the sake of brevity, »
- Rob Young
Val Kilmer has played everything from real life legends Jim Morrison and Doc Holliday to Simon Templar in The Saint, The Caped Crusader in Batman Forever and most recently the voice of Kitt in the recent TV reimagining of Knight Rider. He's also worked with such notable directors as Ron Howard, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Phillip Noyce, John Frnakenheimer and David Mamet. Though Kilmer began his career as a stage actor, he first broke into films with the comedy 'Top Secret' and returns to the genre in 'MacGruber' as Dieter von Cunth the hero's sworn enemy who has stolen a nuclear warhead.Check out our Exclusive interview with Val Kilmer below and towards the end of our conversation with him he reveals that they are working on sequel to Real Genius.Also There Is A Spoiler For The Film. Just be warned. Source: LatinoReview »
After seeing the kick-ass trailer for this summer's Angelina Jolie action vehicle Salt, I realized how great it's going to be having director Phillip Noyce return to a spy film of this caliber again. Over the last decade, his directing gigs have been relatively low key and not really action-packed, but with previous turns on films like Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games, and The Saint, there's no doubt he's very comfortable in the genre. So it's good to hear news from Variety that Noyce is set to direct Wenceslas Square, a spy thriller which is about a young CIA officer and a beautiful Czech spy who meet in Prague during the Cold War era. Noyce calls it "a gripping story about two young spies intoxicated by the espionage game and their passion for each other." The film has an unlikely team of producers in "This American Life" »
- Ethan Anderton
Today we have the official trailer for the upcoming"Don McKay" thriller, starring Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3) and Elizabeth Shue (The Saint). Check it out below. Plot: Don McKay (Church) flees his hometown after a horrendous tragedy and vows never to return. But 25 years later he comes back to find a dark menace looming over the town. As he attempts to rekindle his romance with an old high school girlfriend (Shue), Don is pulled into a malevolent world from which he may never escape. The new film is directed by Jake Goldberger, who is making his helming debut. It has already appeared in three different film festivals, including Tribeca, and is currently scheduled to hit theaters on April 2nd. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »
11 items from 2010
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