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Kate Erbland

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July 13th, 2011

Deadline reports that Scott Eastwood, who will most likely never read a news item about himself that does not mention that he is Clint Eastwood's youngest son, has signed on as the male lead of the THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D. Eastwood will be playing the role of Carl. Eastwood joins the recently-announced female lead Alexandra Daddario and co-star Tania Raymonde.

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D is capitalizing on a number of hot trends to get buzz going - from the use of 3D to turning the film into a (planned) trilogy. However, John Luessenhop's take is thankfully not going the straight remake route - instead, the film is meant to serve as a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper's original 1974 film. At this point, these are the things we're happy for - that things are not remakes. (more...)

Kate Erbland

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July 13th, 2011

In"no duh" news of the day, Natasha Lyonne is set to rejoin her castmates from AMERICAN PIE for AMERICAN REUNION. As of now, the film boasts a huge number of the film's original cast coming back for another slice of the pie (forgive me), including Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jennifer Coolidge, and Eugene Levy. It's no surprise they've got Lyonne on board now, too.

Lyonne's character, Jessica, only appeared in the first two AMERICAN PIE films and was never quite a central piece of the pie (again, forgive me). However, Jessica's smartass nature served as a fun counterpoint to a lot of the silliness of the films, so I am looking forward to seeing where the whiskey-voiced wise-cracker is nearly a decade on. I am guessing she won't be too stoked about returning to East Great Falls to mingle with her high school cohorts, which could certainly lend itself to some big laughs. (more...)

James Wallace

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July 13th, 2011

Geek Tyrant peeped a new photo from the set of Marc Webb's THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, giving us our first really good look at the fine details in the costume.

Instead of the sheeny, Under Armour-like material that we see a lot of superhero suits made out of, the updated Spidey suit almost resembles the surface and patterns of a basketball and appears to be mesh, with the same being said for the eye shields. Another thing to notice is the way his symbol is designed, whereas it is in different parts and sections versus being one solid shape. Check it out after the break! (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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July 13th, 2011

diablo cody to make directorial debut with lamb of god

Earlier this week, news hit of a possible remake of the cult classic, EVIL DEAD. Now, the rumor of that remake has been floating around for years now, but with Ghost House Pictures now confirming that it is indeed happening, it looks like it’s coming our way.

Oh, and they are handing the writing reins over to an out-of-the-blue scribe. The studio just revealed that not only will the film be coming to us thanks to director Fede Alvarez, but that the project is currently being re-written by none other than Diablo Cody.

Now, response to this has definitely been mixed so far. Personally, I love this news. I frankly couldn’t care less about an EVIL DEAD remake, but now that it’s in the hands of a genuinely solid writer, I think we are in for something really special. (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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July 13th, 2011

Apparently Legendary and WB have quite a bit of faith in one David S. Goyer.

After giving him the reigns of MAN OF STEEL following his success on Nolan’s Batman films, the studio has announced (via Deadline), that Goyer will now be penning the script for Legendary’s upcoming reboot of GODZILLA.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film will likely be a relatively lower budget fair than say MAN OF STEEL or THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, but with Edwards at the helm, that shouldn’t be too much of an issue. MONSTERS was a really great feature, and while GODZILLA is a seemingly dead franchise, given the right creative team it could really be revived. (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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July 13th, 2011

If you don’t already have HBO, now is time to really change that.

The company has announced (via The Playlist) that they have nabbed up the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, GEORGE HARRISON: LIVINGN IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, and are eyeing a two night premiere for the documentary. The film will air the nights of October 5 and 6, and will feature interviews with Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, and more.

The film has been in the works for years now, and will follow in the wake of pieces like SHINE A LIGHT and NO DIRECTION HOME as music documentaries the iconic filmmaker has been behind. This is a passion project of sorts for the filmmaker, and is definitely one of his more intriguing projects. (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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July 13th, 2011

Talk about a comeback.

Currently entrenched in Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film, THE MASTER, the much talked-about return of Joaquin Phoenix will be a road paved with intriguing projects, as not only will the actor follow up his return to the big screen post-MASTER with James Gray’s LOW LIFE, but according to Twitch, he’s set to work with a duo that, themselves, are getting back into the swing of things.

The outlet reports that Phoenix is attached to star in the next project from Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman. The project has yet to be titled, but will be a political satire, and is currently being set up over at WB. (more...)

James Wallace

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July 13th, 2011

If you have ever been to the fine independent cinema chain known as the Angelika Film Center, then it is more than likely you have seen a particularly dry "no talking, no texting" PSA featuring an opera performance interrupted by one unruly patron's cell phone. Let's be honest, the word dry is being too kind in describing this PSA (pretty stupid announcement is more like it). It's downright painful to watch, especially if you frequent the Angelika as we here at Gordon and the Whale have been known to do. Everything from the dumb look on the face of that puppy dog-haired piano player to the dumb line delivery from the woman with the cell phone on "I'll have to call you back." In short, it's dumb.

Which is why Gordon and the Whale, the Dallas VideoFest, and the Angelika Film Center are giving you the chance "Silence the Opera Singer" once and for all by making your own "no talk, no text" PSA.

The winner will help us all say good riddance to the opera singer forever by having their PSA replace it, to play before every film at the Angelika! And we're not just talking the Dallas and Plano locations here. All six Angelika theaters, from Dallas to Houston to New York and Califronia, will feature the winner's work, making this a nation-wide competition. But that's not all folks! The winning filmmaker will also receive a year-round pass to the Angelika, good for any film on any day at any time. Hopefully you won't get tired of seeing you're own PSA because, you along with the thousands of other theatergoers, will see it every time you go to the Angelika!

Good luck, filmmakers!

All PSA's must be submitted by the official deadline of August 26th, 2011 via digital files sent to John Post, Festival Coordinator, via [email protected] Please contact JP for the required forms before commencing production.

Chase Whale

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July 13th, 2011

There's nothing more irritating than looking at set photos that show almost virtually nothing about the film. Above is one from MAN OF STEEL that Superman Homepage (via Latino Review) has just posted. If you don't know what's going on, it's a parked blue Chrysler (1996, I'm assuming) with a broken windshield. For all we know, Zach Snyder drank a fifth of vodka the night before and did some backyard wrestling on the car he drove before he "made it in the industry." After the break is another set photo, which shows a hole in a trash compactor. Whoa.

One could ask why am I posting these if they aggravate me so much, and the answer to that is I want feedback from our readers about them. Do you want us to post stuff like this? Do these photos honestly interest you? Let's talk. (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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July 13th, 2011

Despite lackluster buzz behind his latest film, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, director Jonathan Liebesman is still very much a hot commodity in the directing world.

Recently wrapping up his next film, CLASH OF THE TITANS 2, he’s set to re-team with producer Basil Iwanyk, as Deadline is reporting that WB has picked up a pitch from writer Chris Boal that will find Liebesman helming a film surrounding the life of Julius Caesar.

The film will allegedly not be a biopic, but has been compared to a film like PATTON, and will follow “the time in which Caesar was sent to Spain on a detail no one else wanted. There, he built the 10th Legion fighting force that would eventually march on Rome, overrun the forces of his close friend turned rival Pompey, and establish Caesar as the unrivaled ruler of the empire. The idea is to create a sweeping drama with a big movie star part, and the pitch came with some of the action scenes choreographed. The film would end with his coronation but leaves open the prospect of a second film that chronicled his trip to Egypt and eventual assassination.” (more...)

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