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As 2008 approaches its end and we think back on all the big films of the year, we must take time to look forward at what is to come. That is exactly what we will do now - And I don’t use the term “we” lightly as I enlisted the help of the entire Screen Rant team to help me share with you our individual and collective thoughts of what movies to look forward to in 2009.
We began the tradition last year with the most anticipated movies of 2008, and here’s your bright, shiny 2009 version!
This was not an easy task to say the least. While there are several obvious big-name titles coming out next year, there are also 765 movies planned to debut next year in total (according to Movieweb). Narrowing that down to just ten is not the easiest of tasks especially when certain films have shared little information »
- Rob Keyes
Okay, so here we are. This article will basically amount to my capstone piece for the end of 2008 as I will now hand out what amounts to the first ever RopeofSilicon Awards. My hope for future RopeofSilicon Awards is that I can figure out some kind of nominating and voting system so you, the users, can award each of these categories by nominating films throughout the year, running mini For Your Consideration campaigns in the comment section and so forth. Unfortunately, such an endeavor is outside of my capacity at the moment so you will have to deal with my opinion on each category for now, but as always I want to hear your opinion on who you would award in the comments below. After all, my opinion is just the start of things in order to get you thinking and talking, it certainly isn't the end-all/be-all of opinions. »
- Brad Brevet
The BBC has announced Sherlock, a contemporary remake of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous literary creation. Stuart A Life Backwards actor Benedict Cumberbatch will take on the role of Baker Street sleuth Sherlock Holmes, with The Office's Martin Freeman playing his loyal sidekick Doctor John Watson. Rupert Graves is also among the cast as Inspector Lestrade, while Professor Moriarty is expected to appear as the story's antagonist. The 60-minute one-off was devised by Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis while travelling to Cardiff to work on Doctor Who. "Everything that matters about Holmes and Watson is the same. Conan Doyle's original stories were never about frock coats and gas light; they're about brilliant detection, dreadful villains and blood-curdling (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
Viggo Mortensen in Good
Photo: THINKFilm Good, for all intents and purposes, is a well made film, but it unfortunately must deal with the fact that it is just one of several World War II films this year and the fact that it also bears a similar resemblance to a far more engaging feature hitting cinemas at the same time, The Reader, does not work in its favor. The film hides behind its title, which sticks with you throughout, telling the audience those with even the best intentions were not immune from becoming involved in the atrocities Adolf Hitler bestowed on the world prior to and during World War II. Set in the 1930s, the story centers on John Halder (Viggo Mortenson), a literary professor whose name has attracted the attention of Hitler after a work of fiction he penned four years earlier advocating compassionate euthanasia. The topic is something »
- Brad Brevet
We've been counting down the biggest headlines of 2008, and we'll be revealing more throughout the month of December. We hope you enjoy this look back at some of the posts and stories that created the most buzz throughout the year. It was a year of ups and downs for Madonna, who spent the first half of 2008 focusing on her new album before her music was eclipsed by her personal drama in the press. She started things off by taking Lourdes and Rocco around India and continued to raise money for Malawi with her celebrity friends. In February Madonna showed off her first endeavor as a director when her film Filth and Wisdom premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Her debut was a milestone for the pop star, but the buzz quickly shifted to her new album, Hard Candy. She and her little black ensembles were all over the magazine covers »
Rachel McAdams was in costume on the set of Sherlock Holmes yesterday in London. Her male costars were around, but there's still only one man we want to see her with – Ryan Gosling. Very few celebrity couples have us rooting for them as much as Rachel and Ryan and a source close to them said that while they're both single, the two still love each other and for now it's a matter of timing. Also, the two remain on speaking terms with sweet Ryan even keeping in touch with Rachel's family. Ryan is concentrating on working on a record with his band while Rachel films overseas and just lined up another role, but it sounds like we don't have to rule out another amazing reunion just yet. Flynet »
Mumbai, Just like their fans, Bollywood stars too unwind in front of the idiot box. While Saif Ali Khan loves watching shows like "Sherlock Holmes" and "Hercule Poirot", Naseeruddin Shah prefers sports channels and Vidya Balan turns to dance and music reality shows. Saif Ali Khan: My favourite TV shows are "Entourage", "Sherlock Holmes", "Hercule Poirot", "Blackadder", "Prison Break", "24", "The X Files", "Murder She Wrote" and "Who's The Boss".Vidya Balan: I used to watch "Nach Baliye" sometimes. Otherwise no TV show has me really hooked. When I've the time, I watch films. I used to be an avid TV watcher before I joined films. Now I've become very impatient. Since I don't have the time to follow the soaps, I end up watching just the news or »
Robert Downey Jr. was born in New York City on April 4th, 1965, the son of film maker Robert Downey. One of his first roles was The Pick-Up Artist, opposite Molly Ringwold in 1987. He has since starred in films like Chaplin as Charlie Chaplin as well as the more recent Iron Man and the upcoming Guy Ritchie film Sherlock Holmes.
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Variety.com has posted a new article stating that Summit has already scheduled the release date for New Moon. The reported release date? November 20th 2009.nbspHere are the detailsLooking to replicate the box office success that Twilight has enjoyed after debuting over Thanksgiving Summit Entertainment will release sequel New Moon on Nov. 20.The film franchise most associated with Thanksgiving is Warner Bros. Harry Potter. But there are only three films left in that series and only one bowing over Thanksgiving in 2010.Summit caught a lucky break when Warners decided to push back the release of Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince from Thanksgiving 2008 to summer 2009.There are four books in Stephenie Meyers bestselling Twilight franchise.The final Potter film will likely open in summer 2011.Through Sunday Twilights domestic cume was 150 million in its fourth week.Also slated to open on Nov. 20 2009 are Warners Sherlock Holmes Sony toon Planet 51 and MGMs untitled Three Stooges project. »
The folks over at Summit Entertainment want to capitalize on the success of Twilight like now as they've given a release date of November 20th, 2009 to the sequel New Moon. That's less than a year to finalize a script, shoot, edit and wrap up this bad boy so the teenage girl masses can swoon and scream. They're showing a lot of confidence in the film's box office potential too because the date pins the film up against the Guy Ritchie directed, Sherlock Holmes re-imagining. What's more, »
- Omar Aviles
And Your Little Blog, Too attends a Wrestler event with Rourke & Aronofsky taking questions
Burbanked's insightful nervous look at the Terminator: Salvation trailer
Public School Intelligentsia the most vicious review of Changeling since at least the Nyff
IFC top ten lists spreadsheet
Sunset Gun great influential fashions onscreen
Av Club 17 worst films of 2008
Art of the Title on Raging Bull (1980)
Ephemerist "first" diagrammed
and the Wolverine trailer because you should all love Mr. Jackman, with or without the pointy claws...
- NATHANIEL R
While former couple Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling made headlines this summer after a little bit of Pda in Toronto, a source tells People the two actors are both "openly single" right now. Gosling "is still close to McAdams's family and he still speaks to Rachel, but they are both openly single," the source says. "He still loves Rachel and Rachel still loves him, but the timing is off and they can't make each other happy right now." The two actors are staying busy during their time apart. McAdams, 32, is currently in London filming Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes with »
- Chris Willard
Well, it's official. The Twilight sequel is coming, and it's coming quickly. Nevermind the change in the director behind the project or the reports that the script is in a very basic form right now. Summit Pictures wants to strike while the proverbial iron is hot, so they are putting a rush hour on New Moon, the second movie/book in the Twilight series, and they've announced a release date less than a year away. A November 20th, 2009 release date for New Moon has been announced by Variety, who points out the sequel won't enjoy the cushy, uncrowded release date it had this year. Next year alone will pit the movie against Sherlock Holmes (with Robert Downey Jr.), the untitled Three Stooges project, and the animated Planet 51. Things get worse if Summit stays the course into the following year, when they will once again find themselves up against a Harry »
• Check out Robert Downey Jr. taking Sherlock Holmes to the next level, because he's cool like that. • Let it be known: Nicole Richie is not working on an album with Rihanna, so there is still some sense of order to the world. • Oh no! They've got Debra Messing now, too. Is anyone safe? • Just so everyone is aware, this is Michael Jackson's new disguise. • The Internet knows exactly what to do when the president gets a pair of shoes thrown at him. Gif Reeeemix! Want more celeb scoop? Check out our Big Picture gallery! »
Fanggirls, mark your calendars. Yesterday, you officially got a director, and today, you officially have a release date: New Moon will cross the horizon on November 20, 2009. About a Boy's Chris Weitz directs the Twilight sequel and, oh yeah, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson return as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. As of right now, the vampire and his mortal love will have several major movies to battle for box-office glory on that fateful day, the most challenging of which are Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr., and a Three Stooges flick written and directed by the Farrelly brothers. null »
15 December 2008 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
November is for vampires.
That seems to be the thinking at Summit Entertainment, which Monday slotted the film "New Moon" -- the sequel to vampire romance "Twilight" -- for Friday, Nov. 20. "Twilight" opened with a huge $69.6 million in domestic boxoffice in the Nov. 21 frame this year, and distributors tend to return to the scene of such happy events with future franchise installments.
"Same time, same place," Summit distribution boss Richie Fay said. "If it's also the same gross, we'll be very pleased. Hopefully, we'll have even better results."
Execs at Summit -- which announced plans for a sequel on just the second day of release for "Twilight" -- just confirmed that Chris Weitz ("The Golden Compass") will direct "New Moon." The minimajor recently parted ways on the project with Catherine Hardwicke, who helmed the original.
Both vampire pics are based on books in the teen literary series by Stephenie Meyer. »
- By Carl DiOrio
Warner Bros. has just release a new batch of images to preview their top 2009 releases. Check out these pics to see some of what next year has to offer.
* He's Just Not That Into You (February 6): image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4
* Friday the 13th (February 13): image 1, image 2
* Watchmen (March 6): image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4
* Observe and Report (April 10): image 1, image 2
* The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (May 1): image 1, image 2, image 3
* Terminator Salvation (May 22): image 1
* My Sister's Keeper (June 26): image 1, image 2
* Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July 17): image 1
* Shorts (August 7): image 1, image 2, image 3
* Final Destination 4 (August 21): image 1, image 2
* Whiteout (September 11): image 1, image 2
* The Informant (September 18): image 1
* Where the Wild Things Are (October 16): image 1, image 2
* The Box (November 6): image 1, image 2
* Sherlock Holmes (November 20): image 1, image 2
Link | Posted 12/15/2008 by reelz »
- reelz reelz
If you doubted that Guy Ritchie's take on Sherlock Holmes was going to be slightly more bare-knuckle than past tales of the famous detective, below we have some new photos of the film that show Robert Downey, Jr. bloody, sweaty and sportin' some rock hard abs. Now I'll be honest - if this were any actor other than Robert Downey, Jr., I'd be worried about this film. I haven't exactly been blown away by what I've seen so far but there are some actors, like Downey, Jr. and Johnny Depp, who you »
- Mike Sampson
A host of new images have been shoved online from the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Observe And Report and Final Destination: Death Trip 3D. Yes, it’s that wonderful time of year when kiddies’ faces glisten in anticipation of shiny new pictures from some of the coming year’s biggest movies. So it’s helpful that the fine folk at Warners have seen fit to put up imagery from Sherlock Holmes (which will give Robert Downey Jr’s fans a chance to see the ripped shape he’s in for the film) Observe And Report... .
In the last couple months we’ve brought you on set paparazzi photos of the cast, but now Warner Bros has released the first two official photos from Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. The photo above features Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock, alongside Holmes’ trusted colleague Dr. Watson, played by Jude Law. The photo below features a bloodied, shirtless Holmes in some king of fighting arena. Anthony Peckham’s script is based on a mixture of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tales and the Lionel Wigram comic book adaptation which presents a more active version of the famous detective. And for Warner Bros to choose this photo as one of the ... Read More »
- Peter Sciretta
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