10 items from 2010
Updated: Ok, so I’ve had way to many emails from you guys pointing out that the Oscar form isn’t working for some of you this time around. I’ve put my best team of problem solvers on the issue and they can’t work it out, but 7 or 8 of you have told me it’s not working for you… so I presume there’s many more out there. To date we’ve had a little less entries than last time, so this problem is too much for me to ignore.
My only solution for now is for you to email your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be collating results on Monday or Tuesday, so you’ve got a bit of time left to enter.
Now you’ve read our 1999 Academy Awards retrospective, here’s your chance to re-write history without the hassle of going back in »
- Matt Holmes
I can't say the Cecil B. DeMille Award generates much enthusiasm out of me, but today's announcement from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) that Robert De Niro will be given the award during the 2011 Golden Globe Awards on January 16 makes me think it's the wrong time for such an honor. I know this isn't a lifetime achievement award, but the idea he'll be holding up a piece of hardware at the same time Little Fockers is still in theaters just seems wrong to me. De Niro is an actor that has turned in some fabulous work throughout his career and the idea he's being awarded after a rather long string of mediocre films seems a bit out of place.
The HFPA press release announcing the award cites many of these performances such as when he played young Vito Corleone in The Godfather: Part II (a role that won him an Oscar, »
- Brad Brevet
It is amazing to look at the release calendar and know I have movies already slotted as far out as December 15 in the case of Avatar 3. However, the farthest out I go for a film with an actual day is now May 17, 2013, the newly announced release date for the first film in Universal's adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower with Ron Howard at the helm. Along with this date, Deadline confirms seven additional future release dates for Universal's upcoming slate.
Just below I have listed all eight movies including any additional information I have on each at this time as well as any films that are already set to release on or near they same day.
Title: Larry Crowne
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Films Releasing at Same Time: Transformers: The Dark of the Moon (7/1/11)
Director: Tom Hanks
- Brad Brevet
It can be tough for battle-hardened action junkies to go gentle into that good night. The world starts passing by, maybe starts resenting your past deeds. Yet, if you're lucky like Bruce Willis in Red, the government decides to send in a hit squad to turn your retirement into a more permanent termination. Woot! Woot! Time to get the gang together for another go.
If Red's battle-hardened, old-school-cut-loose-to-fend-for-themselves characters are to your liking, you should check out the stylistic actioner Ronin, which stars Robert De Niro — especially since it's showing on HBO several time this month and in November.
Keep chasing your Red with your Ronin >>
Link | Posted 10/15/2010 by reelz »
- reelz reelz
After the production turmoil associated with his directorial debut Alien 3 (1992), American moviemaker David Fincher had given up on the idea of a career in Hollywood; his attitude changed when he received a script composed by an employee of Tower Records in Los Angeles. “I didn’t like my time in New York, but it’s true that if I hadn’t lived there I wouldn’t have written Se7en ,” revealed Andrew Kevin Walker (Sleepy Hollow) who, despite being told by the assistant to writer-director David Koepp (Ghost Town) that unsolicited screenplays were not accepted, pitched his idea about a serial killer who commits his murders according to the seven deadly sins. Intrigued by the concept, Koepp’s »
Who doesn't love a good old fashioned heist film? With "Takers" hitting AMC theatres this weekend, we figured we would look back at five other films that make the scheming, the planning, and executing on that one great "score" so much fun to watch!
What we love about heist films is that they are often a great opportunity to root for the bad guy. A thief may make an unlikely hero, but in the world of heist films, it's who we love to cheer for!
The icing on the cake is its terrific storyline, amazing pacing and humor-infused dialog. Soderbergh plays homage to the Rat Pack original from 1960, while improving on it in virtually every single way. »
Stellan Skarsgård and Robin Wright are in talks to join the cast of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on the best-selling novel by late Swedish author Stieg Larsson and scheduled for December 21, 2011.
According to Deadline, Wright is negotiating to play Erika Berger, a magazine editor romantically tied to the film’s lead, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, to be played by Daniel Craig. The role is relatively small in the book, but Berger plays a more significant part in the other two novels of Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy,” and Wright would return for both.
Skarsgård, a Swedish born actor, is honing in on the part of Martin Vanger, President of the family’s multi-generational company and a key suspect in the disappearance of young Harriet, reports Variety. You might recognize the talented Swede from Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3, Good Will Hunting, and the underrated crime thriller Ronin. »
- Jeff Leins
Last September, I got to visit the set of director Sylvain White’s The Losers when the film was being shot in Puerto Rico. While I’ve already posted a number of the on set interviews and my set report, I’ve got a few more interviews and tonight’s is with Columbus Short.
In The Losers, Short plays Pooch and he’s the family man with the witty and sarcastic responses. Basically, he gets to deliver all the cool one-liners. While on set, he talked about his character, making the film, the action, the comic it’s based on, filming in Puerto Rico, and a lot more. Hit the jump to read the transcript or listen to the audio of the interview.
Like we always do…you can either read the transcript below or listen to the audio by clicking here. And if you haven’t seen the trailer for The Losers, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The public hasn’t exactly been clamoring for a Death Race sequel, but now that it’s on the way, it sounds pretty exciting. Of course, it probably helps that frequent movie villain Sean Bean is officially part of the cast.
Indeed, Death Race 2 is currently filming in South Africa, and no matter what the title says, it’s a prequel to the 2008 actioner. Directed by Roel Reine, it serves as the origin story for Frankenstein, the masked driver played by the late David Carradine in the first Death Race.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast also includes Luke Goss (Hellboy 2), Lauren Cohan (the television series Supernatural), Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo and Frederick Koehler. Goss will play Frankenstein, a convicted cop killer who finds himself part of a racing reality show set in the American prison system.
Bean, who seems interesting even in bad films, has appeared in Ronin, »
Moola, greenback, cheddar, lettuce, Benjamins, dough, c-note, buck or cash – whatever term you use to describe it, everyone needs more money (even James Cameron, apparently). Have you ever found some money on the ground and kept it? Of course you have. Everyone does that, there’s no way to figure out who dropped that lone twenty or fifty dollar bill, so might as well keep it! But what if the money was in a wallet? That changes the whole game. You could take the money out and return the wallet saying you found it empty – or, if your moral standards are slightly higher, just return it like you found it.
Personally, I find money all the time laying around (mostly at restaurants on empty dirty tables ) and I keep it. There’s no sense in letting someone else find and keep it. Let’s say though that the amount was »
- Paul Young
10 items from 2010
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