15 items from 2010
Update: The Gersh Agency has just confirmed Deadline's report that it has acquired Hohman, Maybank, Lieb and issued a press release that follows the original story break. Exclusive: The Gersh Agency is putting the finishing touches on a major deal that will give a real shot in the arm to its literary department. Gersh is acquiring Hohman, Maybank, Lieb, the well-respected boutique literary agency. Founders Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank and Devra Lieb will become partners and will bolster a Gersh lit department that recently lost deal makers Sara Self and David Kopple. I'm told Hohman Maybank Lieb will bring such writers as Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat, Valentine's Day scribe Katherine Fugate, Finding Nemo scribe Dave Reynolds, Welcome to the Rileys scribe Ken Hixon, Cheaper By the Dozen scribe Sam Harper, The Great and Powerful Oz scribe Mitchell Kapner, Source Code's Ben Ripley, Londongrad's David Scarpa, Daddy Day Care's Geoff Rodkey, »
- MIKE FLEMING
We.ve know ever since the release of Meet the Fockers that adding sequels to the Meet the Parents franchise was a wholly bad idea. Last week even the studio confirmed this in a short featurette in which they inadvertently admit that the sequels have lost the relatabilty of the original. That hasn.t stopped them from cranking out Little Fockers though, which Josh rightly infers has turned into Daddy Day Care. Regardless of how we feel about it, this movie will probably make a small boat load of cash which will trigger yet another sequel; Prepubescent Fockers perhaps. A couple new character posters have been released, and they.re plain Jane like you.d expect from a movie that will be the same way. They play on the same .I.m watching you. joke that.s been apparent throughout the series except this time Ben Stiller isn.t doing »
Now that they.re out of the ground, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood snatched up the story of the trapped Chilean miners and turned it into a feature film. In fact they.re so eager to get this movie done, that they.ve already created the first trailer for the movie version of their story, a film called Los 33. Los 33 is an unprecedented Hollywood production which will tell the story of those 33 trapped men using 33 of Hollywood.s most illustrious actors, with Bruce Willis as the health minister and Leslie Nielson as the president of Chile. Los 33 will without a doubt, be the most star-studded movie of all time and it.s coming to you from the director of Daddy Day Care. Check out the first trailer for the Hollywood retelling of the trapped Chilean miner crisis right here, right now: It.s a truly incredible »
This is a recap for the ninth episode of Season 4 of Mad Men starring Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, January Jones, and a slew of other talented actors, on an episode called “The Beautiful Girls.” There was no recap last week as I had just moved to Los Angeles and was busy putting my “life” “together.” So, without further ado and with thanks for your patience, here is your For Your Consideration Recap: The Only Reason To Leave An Orange Soda And Turkey Wrap Behind…. …Is getting a little Dick Whitman. And while the tasteful people behind Mad Men refrained from showing us the sweaty, wild animal sex Don and Dr. Faye Miller were having, they did give us this fabulous little moment that was begging to be GIFted: Don’S Chest Hair Looks Awfully Familiar… Because It Looks Exactly Like E.T. Only, in this scenario, E.T. phone ho. »
- Michelle Collins
After two weeks of relatively benign misery, a zeppelin of guilt has crash-landed in the Mistresses's distressed oak kitchen
Sarah Dempster's episode two blog
Spoiler Alert: This weekly blog is for those who have been watching Mistresses. Don't read ahead if you haven't seen episode three yet
Oh, the humanity! After two weeks of relatively benign misery, a zeppelin of guilt has crash-landed in the Mistresses's distressed oak kitchen, sending the friends clattering from the wreckage in a lather of remorse; pouts askew and support tights reduced to melty nylon soup in the ensuing inferno. Dramatically, it was a belter. The walls were spattered with script. There were bits of exposition everywhere. Siobhan and Dom yo-yoed between fizzing fulmination and emetic "ooh is my bestest fwend fowevah"-type hug-downs, before Dom announced he was moving to the States because, "I can't trust myself around you!" While rueful Katie panicked every »
- Sarah Dempster
After last week's sombre opener, the big hand finally began to nudge towards infidelity o'clock
Sarah Dempster's episode one blog
Spoiler Alert: This weekly blog is for those who have been watching Mistresses. Don't read ahead if you haven't seen episode two yet.
"I won't let the bakery take over our lives!" honked Trudi, testily. "It already has!" huffed Richard, his huge, depressed head obscured by a cumulonimbus of cornflour. That it should come to this! Trudi's previously containable cupcake obsession has broken free of its moorings – sending a tidal wave of buttercream into her domestic idyll and clogging up the guttering with toxic sprinkles. Little wonder then that, after months of dutiful self-sacrifice, Richard's metamorphosis into Daddy Day Care is now complete.
Tonight he spent his time filling Tupperware boxes with small, colourful things and glumly listing their daughters' latest food preferences ("Kathy's into mayonnaise now…") in a doomed, »
- Sarah Dempster
Craig here with a new Take Three
Today: Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston's played so many memorable roles that I wish I'd called this series Take Ten.
The Witches and The Dead are essential Huston: key performances in two wildly differing films; both minor gems of their genres. As, respectively, the Grand High Witch and mournful Gretta Conroy she couldn’t have been more different, and in both she showed immense versatility. Essential, too, are Enemies: A Love Story and Prizzi’s Honor: an Oscar nod for the former; a win for the latter. (Nathaniel wrote about Mae Rose Prizzi previously - and the Grand High Witch, too.)
For Wes Anderson she played three independent women: two estranged wives in The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and a strange mother in The Darjeeling Limited. The Addams Family's Morticia parts are a double-bill of the joyfully macabre. »
- Craig Bloomfield
The Disney Channel's sitcom "Good Luck Charlie" will get a sophomore season as well as an original movie. The comedy tells of three teenagers (played by Bridgit Mendler, Jason Dolley and Bradley Steven Perry), who care for their new baby sister. Pic brings in an average of 4.1 million viewers a week. "Charlie" premiered three months ago, becoming the top-rated series on TV among kids aged 6-11 and tweens aged 9-14. The network is also developing an original movie based on the show written by Geoff Rodkey ("Daddy Day Care"). Show is executive produced by Dan Staley, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen. »
Since premiering three months ago, "Charlie" has become the top-rated series on TV among kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14. The comedy, about three teens (Bridgit Mendler, Jason Dolley, Bradley Steven Perry) caring for their new baby sister, averages 4.1 million viewers each week.
The second season will likely debut next year, and in the meantime the network is developing an original movie based on the show written by Geoff Rodkey ("Daddy Day Care") and starring the show's cast.
- By James Hibberd
Here at Dread Central we're always on the lookout for cool sounding projects that also provide a bit of social commentary, and the upcoming Meet the Haunteds comic adaptation looks to fit the bill on both counts.
From the Press Release:
Steve Carr and Rumpus Entertainment and Platinum Studios, Inc., one of the largest comic books rights houses that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters, have partnered to bring Platinum Studios' graphic novel 'Meet the Haunteds' to the big screen.
'Meet the Haunteds' tells the story of a white family that moves into a house haunted by black ghosts that have been there since the 1970s. The 'Meet the Haunteds' graphic novel is scheduled to be published in 2011.
Carr and his partner Jason Taragan will produce the film with Platinum Studios' Chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Former Universal Pictures senior executive Randy Greenberg of The Greenberg Group, »
- The Woman In Black
The story follows a family who move into a recently revitalized area of Harlem to find their new home is haunted by an African-American family that has been there since the 1970s and has no idea how much the world has changed.
- Garth Franklin
Steve Carr and Rumpus Entertainment and Platinum Studios, one of the largest comic books rights houses that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters, have partnered to bring Platinum Studios' graphic novel "Meet the Haunteds" to the big screen. Meets The Haunteds tells the story of a white family that moves in to a house haunted by black ghosts that have been there since the 1970s. The "Meet the Haunteds" graphic novel is scheduled to be published in 2011. "'Meet the Haunteds' is a perfect set up for social commentary on everything from race issues to family problems," said Carr. "This is another wonderful property from Platinum Studios which is turning itself into the go-to independent comic book company." Carr directed Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Daddy Day Care, and Next Friday. »
His distinctive laughter is the only constant in his career. The contagious guffaw, the low-throated "he he he" of Eddie Murphy has served him well ever since he first came to attention on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s. Murphy's laugh will be heard again as the voice of the good-natured sidekick Donkey in Shrek Forever After, which opens in general release on May 21. The Shrek films, unfortunately, reflect the trajectory of Murphy's movie career as a whole: a great start, followed by a gradual decline into repetition, indifference, and a general dulling of a sharp comedic sensibility.
Dreamgirls gave him a shot at shaking off the wreckage of a long, disastrous stretch in which he played down to a juvenile audience. Following up his Academy Award-nominated turn in an dramatic musical with Norbit may have been financially rewarding, but immediately dumped him back into the lowest-common-denominator slop bucket of The Nutty Professor, »
- Peter Martin
It seems writer/director David Ayer (Harsh Times, Street Kings) has finally decided on his next project and it’s going to be a remake/reboot of the classic 1985 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Commando, with Erwin Stoff and John Davis producing. According to Deadline:
“He will put his own real-world spin on this original premise: a retired elite special forces operative sees his daughter kidnapped and is told she’ll die unless he gets on a plane and kills the rival of a nasty exiled dictator. Ayer’s protagonist will be less brawny, but more skilled in covert tactics and weaponry.”
While I figured many films would be remade before Commando, I’m not completely against it. What I am against is producer John Davis being involved. Hit track record speaks for itself: Dr. Dolittle, Eragon, Garfield, Daddy Day Care, Avp: Requiem, Norbit, Fat Albert, Waterworld, and a ton of other »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Denzel Washington is probably one of a few actors that could hold a candle to the spectacle that is Avatar. But even his post-apocalyptic journeyman film Book of Eli isn't likely to be crowned king on this Martin Luther King holiday frame. Rather, Avatar will continue on its incredible journey, likely to drop minimally for its fifth weekend in theaters. It's not helping Eli that reviews haven't been overwhelmingly positive, though I'm sure the younger male moviegoer still has the latest from the Hughes Bros. on his "to-do" list this weekend, that is if he's not planning on seeing Avatar for a third time. »
- Nicole Sperling
15 items from 2010
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