11 items from 2011
Columbia Pictures unveiled its new trailer for Men in Black 3 this morning, and though opinion of the new movie is divided based on watching less than two minutes of footage, the franchise has nowhere to go but up, after the almost universally-acknowledged disappointment of the second installment. Barry Sonnenfeld also directed the threequel, and is seeking redemption for his last movie, Rv. It looks like the Carbonizers and Neuralizers are back, but this time there's a time-travel plot (along with all that saving the world stuff) that revolves around Tommy Lee Jones' missing Agent K, and affable Will Smith's (Jay Pharoah automatically pops up in my head now) Agent J doing his Big Willy-style action-comedy best to time-jump off the Chrysler Building, go back to 1969, and meet a younger version of K played by Josh Brolin, who apparently gets the bulk of the screen time over Jones, [...] »
The acting talents of Robin Williams are certainly an acquired taste, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy having their senses assaulted with performances that range from obnoxious humor in films like “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Rv” to overly sentimental Hollywood treacle like “Patch Adams." That said, Williams has taken some fine turns in dramas like “Dead Poets Society” and recently the Bobcat Goldthwaite dark comedy “World’s Greatest Dad,” so fortunately it looks like he has more in that vein in store for his next potential project. Moviehole has word that Williams is eyeing Australian writer Daniel Taplitz’s “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” as his next project, telling Mh that “negotiations are currently underway.” The film is set to follow a man who finds out he’s suffering from a severe case of cancer that leaves him with only an hour-and-a-half of his life »
Robin Williams has spent the better part of the past decade confusing the hell out of audiences with his movie choices – "Rv," anyone? – but it seems as though things may be on the upswing for the funnyman.
The actor may be injecting some fabulous back into his career in the not-too-distant future with a sequel to his 1996 hit "The Birdcage."
Williams tells Movie Hole that he may reprise his role as South Beach drag club owner Armand Goldman if the powers that be can work out a script. "They're trying to figure out which [story] to write for that," says Williams. "We will see what happens."
While the prospect of seeing Williams back in his gold chain and salmon pants has our hearts skipping a beat, we can't imagine the movie working without the original star-studded cast. If the producers can get Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockheart together »
- Sarah Crow
As great a performer as he may be, Robin Williams hasn't always had the greatest success when it comes to choosing film roles (how is it possible that one man made Old Dogs, License To Wed, Rv, Patch Adams and Jack?). But while his worst films are pretty god-awful, he has a handful of titles that are not only praised, but cherished. One of these titles, while not overwhelmingly applauded by critics when it was first released, is The Birdcage, which not only features one of Williams' best performances, but is a pretty damn funny movie to boot. Today we learn that the 1996 film may not be the last we see of Armand Goldman. Speaking with MovieHole, Williams began discussing potential sequels to some of his previous hit films. While it would seem that there's no hope for Mrs. Doubtfire 2 or Good Morning, Chicago (a follow-up to Good Morning, Vietnam »
Anyone who follows Simon Pegg on Twitter knows that he’s been teasing his involvement with a new film, one whose details have been kept under wraps. Thanks to Variety, we now know that it’s a “psycho-comedy” called A Fantastic Fear of Everything, which is written by musician Crispian Mills, who is co-directing with Chris Hopewell. Production has been going since July 6th, but these are the first details we’re hearing of it.
The story is centered on “a children’s author turned crime novelist” who begins to develop a strong sense of paranoia and constant fear that he’ll be murdered after he researches Victorian serial killers. Eventually, a screenplay he wrote catches the attention of a Hollywood producer, leading to “a big breakdown.” Also starring are Amara Karan (who was seen in The Darjeeling Limited), Clare Higgins, Sheridan Smith, and Alan Drake.
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- Nick Newman
Danielle Shields looks at ten youngsters destined to be the next big thing...
With the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 bringing an end to the magical franchise, it is clear that just like its three main protagonists, thousands of children have grown up with the series and are now progressing into adulthood. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson were a mere eleven years old when they were thrown head first into media chaos with being named the stars of the future. A decade later and it's now safe to say that the prediction has come true with one of the trio moving to stage, the other sticking with the big screen and the last moving into modelling. Now, it is time to meet the young actors and actresses who have taken their rightful place as the new rising stars. Some have already created a »
Gp Putnam came out of a seven-publisher auction with publication rights to The Chronicles of Egg, a new three-book series written by Geoff Rodkey. He’s the writer whose screen credits include Daddy Day Care, Daddy Day Camp and Rv. Set in a fictional pirate-infested Caribbean island chain, the young-adult book series tells the story of a 13-year-old boy on the run from a wealthy and powerful villain trying to kill him for his connection to a hidden treasure. Egg has no idea what the connection is. Book deal was made by Josh Getzler and Jennifer Besser, and Rodkey’s repped by Gersh. He intends to write the screenplay adaptation, though screen rights haven’t been sold yet. The first title, Deadweather and Sunrise, will be published next summer. »
- MIKE FLEMING
White teenagers and hip-hop have had a longstanding awkward relationship. What class-confused suburban 14-year-old hasn't yelled out hip-hop lyrics that he can't relate to but still loves? Thankfully, the good people of Down With the Capitol have unearthed this 2006 clip of "The Hunger Games" and "The Kids Are All Right" star Josh Hutcherson spitting crazy flow in Barry Sonnefeld's 2006 flop "Rv."
Despite an impressive cast -- that's Cheryl Hines of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" fame behind the wheel -- and big production, the film was a dud. But as long as it produced moments like the below clip, we're all for it. White boys, make some noise indeed.
Check out Mc Peeta Mellark:
- Jason Newman
Chicago – Lionsgate is hoping that their upcoming launch of film adaptations of the hit books “The Hunger Games” will be the next “Twilight” or “Harry Potter” franchise and they’ve cast two young stars to appear alongside the Oscar-nominated Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone”) — Josh Hutcherson (“The Kids Are All Right”) and Liam Hemsworth (“The Last Song”).
We received the press release today from Lionsgate announcing the news that Hemsworth will play Gale Hawthorne and Hutcherson will star as Peeta Mellark. Jennifer Lawrence plays heroine Katniss Everdeen. As for who the young men will be playing, we’ll quote the press release directly:
Photo credit: Scholastic Press
“Peeta accompanies heroine Katniss Everdeen into the 74th annual Hunger Games as the male tribute chosen from their native District 12, the most remote and marginalized district of all the subjugated districts of Panem. At the outset of the Games, Peeta »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The Hunger Games now has a lead in Jennifer Lawrence, who has been cast as central character Katniss Everdeen in the book adaptation. But if you thought that would be the ending of The Hunger Games casting rumors, speculation, and anticipation, you'd be wrong. There's two young males to be cast, and shortlist for both have been released. We will examine both of them.
First, we'll start off with the most important male character in the cast; young Peeta Mallark, love interest to Katniss Everdeen.
Peeta is the male lead in The Hunger Games, and the romantic interest to main character Katniss Everdeen. Peeta is the male chosen to represent District 12 in The Hunger Games, while Katniss is the female. When they were children, Peeta took pity on the starving Katniss and gave her a piece of bread, despite the fact that his mother would punish him for the deed. »
It’s about time! ScreenRant [via Daily Blam] give us a cast photo for the remake of everyone’s favorite gung-ho, Cold War paranoia action flick, Red Dawn.
As a child of the 80′s (for better or mostly worse), the original Red Dawn – right-wing hawk John Milius‘s flick about a group of small town friends who fight off invading Russians – was an oddly iconic part of growing up in the Reagan era. The picture hasn’t aged particularly well, but as America has yet to experience the nightmare of a hostile invasion by a foreign army, (we’ve committed such a thing on others, but whatever) this fantasy appears to be part of our national consciousness.
MGM starting this remake in 2009, and after rewrite and casting updates, the project went quiet throughout most of 2010 as MGM financial future hung in suspended animation. After MGM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it was bought by »
- Anthony Vieira
11 items from 2011
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