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James Wallace

by: James Wallace
August 17th, 2009

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It looks as if the next chapter in the BOURNE series is unwritten, as Matt Damon gave Entertainment Weekly an update on the future of the spy who knew too little. Both Damon and director Paul Greengrass have signed back on to make the UNTITLED JASON BOURNE PROJECT, due in theaters July of 2011, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s getting made.

Here’s what “Myaaat Daaamon” had to say:

“We’re hoping to make a fourth, but we don’t have a story and we don’t have a script. I assume it can happen, but we have to come up with a storyline that’s deserving. I mean, if you see the Bourne character come out again and say, ‘I can’t remember,’ you’re going to get up and leave the theater. It’s like, ‘Get over it, buddy — it’s been three movies. What the fuck?!’ “

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Adam Reed

by: Adam Reed
August 17th, 2009

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Just last week, James brought us the trailer for the biblical action flick LEGION, which you can check out HERE. Now, for your viewing pleasure, here is the poster for said film, boasting a tattooed angel (Paul Bettany) equipped with a slick dagger and automatic firing-arm.

Check out more about the film after the jump!
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Rusty Gordon

by: Rusty Gordon
August 17th, 2009

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Sky Movies recently got Quentin Tarantino to do a top 20 movies list for them. However, Tarantino didn’t want to do a top 20 of all-time movie list. So Tarantino did what he always does, and put his own spin on something familiar, making a top 20 list of movies that have come out since he has been making movies, which would be the last 17 years. With the exception of a clear number one there is no real ranking of the movies, as the rest are done alphabetically. Tarantino offers at least a little perspective on most of the choices, especially on the more surprising or unknown picks.

The list is pretty interesting, and once again displays Tarantino’s love for cinema of all kinds. The man just loves movies so much, which is why he is able to make movies that we movie fans love so much.

It is always nice to hear one of the most famous and biggest cinephiles talk about some great movies, and that is what you get with this video.

Watch the video after the jump! (more…)

Adam Reed

by: Adam Reed
August 17th, 2009

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Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan have been hired to re-imagine the classic comedy film, BREWSTER’S MILLIONS, that starred the great Richard Pryor and John Candy. I’d say that they have a lot on their plate. In no way do I think a re-imagination of MILLIONS can become better than the 1985 version (come on, that film was comedic gold!), but I do think the project has the potential to become a modern day winner as well.

BREWSTER’S MILLIONS is, in fact, not the original telling of this story. It is just another of many retellings of a 1902 novel authored by George Barr McCutcheon. In case you haven’t seen BREWSTER’S MILLIONS, go do so right this minute (our news stories aren’t going anywhere, and will be waiting for you with open arms). (more…)

Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller

by: Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller
August 17th, 2009

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Back in July, James brought you information about the remake of Sam Peckinpah’s STRAW DOGS. This week sees further information involving casting. According to director Rod Lurie’s Facebook page, James Woods and Dominic Purcell have also been cast. They join James Marsden (David Sumner), Kate Bosworth, and Alexander Skarsgard who were all previously announced.

I must say, James’ initial outrage and commentary are dead on and despite the further casting announcements, I am still very skeptical of this remake, to say the least.

STRAW DOGS is currently in production and is scheduled for release in 2011.

Source Bloody Disgusting

Adam Reed

by: Adam Reed
August 17th, 2009

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The Brit website mirror.co.uk is convinced that Guy Ritchie’s already star-studded film, SHERLOCK HOLMES, is adding yet another colossal name to its list, Brad Pitt. Fresh from INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, this site is claiming that Pitt is set to shoot his scenes this week, which is when re-shoots were already scheduled to take place for the remainder of the film. Here’s how the site explains Pitt’s late addition to the film.

“Madonna’s ex-hubby (Ritchie) got in a right pickle with movie execs when they clapped eyes on the rough cut of his latest film… and felt like re-titling it the Mystery of the Missing Moriarty. They ordered the director to reinstate the great Holmes’ evil nemesis, pronto. But what could have been a huge disaster for Guy, 40, has actually turned out incredibly well – his film now boasts Brad Pitt! Desperate for help, Guy phoned his old mucker Brad, who had starred in his gangster flick SNATCH. Fortunately, Brad, 45, had a couple of days free in his busy schedule to pop over to Blighty to play the evil criminal mastermind.”

Keep reading for more “evidence.”

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James Wallace

by: James Wallace
August 17th, 2009

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After a game of waiting and wondering, KICK-ASS has finally gotten picked up by Lionsgate for distribution rights for a wide theatrical release in 2010. It was only a brief matter of time before this happened, as the film generated a large amount of buzz at this past year’s Comic-Con.

The film, directed by Matthew Vaughn (LAYER CAKE), is an adaptation of a comic book from the same name about a comic book nerd that decides to take up a life of fighting crime so that he may kick-ass, and probably write down some names while he is at it. There is one minor detail he ignores, that being his lack of actual superpowers or general crime-fighting skills.

The film stars Aaron Johnson (THE ILLUSIONIST), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (SUPERBAD), Chloe Moretz (500 DAYS OF SUMMER), and of course Nicolas Cage’s hair as well as its owner.

Source Variety

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
August 17th, 2009

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It’s been awhile since the Wayans brothers made a really solid comedic spoof, so it makes a lot of sense that they’re going to give us a sequel to the last film that brought them the most profit ($70 million domestic dollars on around a $37 million budget), WHITE CHICKS.

So ladies and gents, WHITE CHICKS 2 is on the way. Keenen Ivory Wayans will be back in the director’s chair. You probably know Keenen, the older brother that’s directed some of the better spoofs of our time: I’M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA, SCARY MOVIE, and SCARY MOVIE 2.

Backed by Sony, WHITE CHICKS 2 will have Marlon and Shawn Wayans chime in on their fashion skills while undercover as FBI agents. The screenplay will be written by the three Wayans and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, its “being kept under wraps.”

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
August 17th, 2009

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Craig Robinson has played a wide variety of characters. A dickless rapper (MISS MARCH). A gay gangster (or “gaynster”) (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS). A baseball player (EAST BOUND & DOWN). A porn producer (ZACH & MIRI). And who can forget the character that made him famous, Darryl the lovable warehouse manager in THE OFFICE?

Well folks, you can next see Mr. Robinson in SHREK FOREVER AFTER. According to BDK Reviews, Craig has signed on to play the character of “Cookie.” I’m going to assume he’ll play a chocolate cookie and, with that, a lot more mature jokes can be thrown in (“What do you mean ‘THAT cookie’?”), unnoticed by the sweet and innocent children that never quote a movie after seeing it a dozen times.

Returning to the SHREK franchise is Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz. SHREK FOREVER AFTER opens May 10, 2012.

Source Cinemablend via JoBlo

Rusty Gordon

by: Rusty Gordon
August 17th, 2009

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Rating: Fucking High/10 (Clearly, I’m a poet before I’m a critic)

Writer/Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Mélanie Laurent
Studio: The Weinstein Company

Note: This review has been revised upon second viewing

The trailers for Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS make you think that it’s going to be a bloodbath from the hugely popular director, and rival KILL BILL VOL. 1 as Tarantino’s most blood-splattered film. Given the way I worded that first sentence you’re probably assuming I’m going tell you that BASTERDS is, in fact, not the ultra-action-packed, brutal adventure the trailers made you think it was. And you would be totally right if you thought that is where I was headed, as BASTERDS focuses on set up and tension instead of action, making it an interesting, story-heavy film.

The opening scene of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS takes place a few years before the rest of the film, and introduces our villain, Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz), as he interrogates a French farmer that may be hiding a Jewish family. This scene also does a good job at setting the pace for the entire film; you get a lot of tense talking, then after your mind has nervously thought about all the ways the situation can turn out, you get the resolution (I would say more about the nature of the film’s resolutions, but I don’t want to give too much away). BASTERDS is essentially a well-made game of “guess what’s going to happen next?” (more…)

Wilhem Oliva

by: Wilhem Oliva
August 17th, 2009

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This is a reminder that tickets to James Cameron’s free August 21st preview of AVATAR will be available today! There’s no telling how much demand there is for this show (I’m guessing a lot) so you want to get your ticket as soon as possible. Once again, here are the details:

1.) Tickets will become available this coming Monday, the 17th on the website www.avatarmovie.com at 12PM Pacific Time (2PM for you Texas folk).

2.) Tickets are free! First come, first serve, so have your mouse and clicking finger at the ready.

3.) The screenings take place on Friday, August 21st, and there will be two at 6PM and 6:30PM (I assume that’s Pacific Time too).

4.) The screening will include an introduction by James Cameron and “16 minutes of footage from the futuristic thriller”!

The website says, “Tickets to the special screening of select scenes from James Cameron’s new motion picture Avatar are available beginning at noon (PST) on August 17. Please check back soon!” I’m so excited! I just hope the process for getting tickets is a simple one.

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
August 17th, 2009

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With SPIDER-MAN 4 not even in production yet, Sony is already getting a head start on its subsequent sequels, making them the 5th and 6th installment in the franchise.

The studio has brought on James Vanderbilt (ZODIAC) to write the next two tales of your friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man, which are said to have an interwoven storyline. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because it is one that has been kicked around in this franchise before. Vanderbilt was hired to write the first draft of SPIDER-MAN 4, yet was later replaced after director Sam Raimi was hesitant to some of his ideas. Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire took over to do rewrites on Vanderbilt’s script, only to be replaced with Gary Ross (SEABISCUIT), the screenwriter who is currently writing the proposed final draft of the film that is set for a 2010 production date and an ensuing release date of May 6th, 2011.

So what does this mean for Raimi, who has also signed on to direct the video game-to-film adaptation of WORLD OF WARCRAFT? At this point, it is unclear if Raimi, or any of the cast, would in fact return for a 5 and/or 6. It would appear that Sony does not seem to be concerned with this minor detail, focusing more heavily on getting their most profitable and popular franchise swinging back into action, versus patiently waiting around to accommodate Raimi’s schedule, or anyone else for that matter. (more…)

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
August 16th, 2009

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On Friday, DISTRICT 9 made $14 million and became the second highest-grossing film to open in August (AMERICAN PIE 2 still claims the top). Today, it has totaled out to $37 million, beating its $30 million budget and becoming #1 for the box office this weekend! It’s safe to say that Peter Jackson knows his shit when scouting for new writing/directing talent, which went to Neill Blomkamp this round. If you haven’t seen the film yet, stop reading right now and get to the theater!

Dropping 58.9% from last week, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA took in $22,500,000, and is still very far away from its $175 million budget (their box office take is currently at $98,753,000). I said it last week, and I’ll say it again this week – it’s gonna take its arrival on DVD to hit that mark. (more…)

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
August 16th, 2009

Photo Credit: The Playlist

Photo Credit: The Playlist

Last night, Tarantino brought his new masterpiece INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS to the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX for a screening and Q&A. We were supposed to attend, but some things came up and we couldn’t make it out there. :(

Good thing our good pals over at The Playlist made it, because they just gave us all a really cool scoop. Sgt. Donny Donowitz, played by a lean and mean Eli Roth, is the father of TRUE ROMANCE’s Lee Donowitz, played by Saul Rubinek. You may remember the fictional war film that made lee famous, COMING HOME IN A BODY BAG.

If you’re a fan of Tarantino, which you should be, then you know he’s huge on giving his movies some form of relation to one another. To name a few – Vincent Vega (John Travolta – PULP FICTION) and Vic Vega (Michael Madsen – RESERVOIR DOGS) are brothers, and Earl McGraw (played be the great Michael Parks) is seen in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (wrote the screenplay), KILL BILL VOL. 1, PLANET TERROR, and DEATH PROOF.

Pretty cool, huh?

If I’ve missed any related characters, please add them in the comments section!

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
August 15th, 2009

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Hey there, folks! We’re giving away five (5) pair of reserved seats to an advance screening of Ang Lee’s TAKING WOODSTOCK. The screening will take place on Thursday, August 27 at 7:30 PM. Wanna go? Fill out the form below – we’ll randomly select five people and announce them on Wednesday, August 26. Good luck!

SIDE NOTE: When you click “send,” the sending symbol keeps spinning, but don’t worry, it does get to me. Please don’t submit a billion times! :P

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