December 17th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Since it’s big movie December and it seems people are only capable of talking about Avatar, let’s take a look at the many trailers which debuted this week! (Yes, I do actually have a movie news post to do. Shush.)
Making the most waves is Iron Man 2. It has snark and lightsaber whips, and I still haven’t seen the first one. (HBO is too busy with Marley and Me to show it.)
Tim Burton does his thing with Alice in Wonderland. Can someone tell him that you don’t need a ton of crazy makeup on Johnny Depp? The man is perfectly capable of acting. I believe he’s rather known for it.
And then there’s Robin Hood, which looks awfully familiar. Can Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe capture the Gladiator magic? We certainly know their cinematographer can! (I don’t know how they managed it, but bonus points for upgrading Marian from Sienna Miller to Cate Blanchett.)
Yeah, yeah, Titans will clash. We know. (Hi Liam! We love the line about the kraken, pity he looks like something out of Spawn.)
Tagged: alice in wonderland · liam neeson · remakes · superheroes · tim burton · trailers
October 16th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Zeus was truly a man before his time. Did you see the picture of Liam Neeson all Zeused up for the Clash of the Titans remake in Entertainment Weekly, a few weeks back? (It’s all very Excalibur.) There are a couple more pictures (though no Neeson) over at Empire, where genre up-and-comer Sam Worthington takes the name of Harryhausen in vain. Tisk tisk: Doesn’t anyone teach these kids film history anymore?
The biggest Trek of all. J.J. Abram’s Star Trek has beat its predecessors at the box office, TrekMovie found. Not too shabby for a near-dead franchise.
Aww hell, why not. Bryan Singer is up for a return to the X-Men. If only he’d thought that way before inflicting that tedious Superman flick upon us all.
Something new and exciting! Roland Emmerich on why there wasn’t an Independence Day sequel. Because really, how many chances does one get to painstakingly destroy major monuments and… Oh.
Okay then. Jon Favreau will not be directing The Avengers and Beyonce is not going to play Wonder Woman.
Tagged: jon favreau · liam neeson · remakes · star trek · x-men
September 24th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Just deal with it, boys. I thought April Fools had come early when I heard that Diablo Cody is adapting the Sweet Valley High series for the big screen. (It is indeed for real. There goes one of my jokes for next year.) Of course, the reaction has been mixed. And we can take solace in the fact that Cody is keeping the series in its proper time period – the 80′s. In any case, it’s only Sweet Valley High, and they’ve never exactly been classic anything.
- Mark Hamill is not in Zombieland. Because really, once one has spoofed their most famous role in the form of a character called the Cocknocker, everything else in that vein is just kind of downhill.
- Stephanie Meyer’s other property. Her science fiction novel, The Host, will be adapted by Gattaca’s Andrew Niccol.
- Remakes rearing their ugly heads. Highlander and He-Man not as dead as we thought. DAMN IT. But at least we can be grateful for one thing:
- My eyes! My eyes! io9 unearthed some a test shot of Nicolas Cage from the late 90′s Superman movie that never got made, and it’s every bit as awful as you might expect.
Tagged: highlander · mark hamill · remakes · superman
July 24th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
According to Variety, MTV is planning a remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Can’t wait to see which blandly interchangeable emo boy rocker they’ll try and make squeeze into Tim Curry’s fishnets. Or not.
Tagged: do not want · remakes · rhps
October 3rd, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
Today’s biggie: a new trailer for Pixar’s Wall-E. Sorry Artoo – there’s a new adorable robot in town.
Tagged: batman · pixar · remakes · star trek · superheroes · superman · wall-e
July 5th, 2007 by Dunc · 6 Comments
They’re making an Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. I declare this shark freaking jumped. Seriously Hollywood: Quit it.
October 25th, 2004 by Paula · 1 Comment
Sir Alec Guinness did not seem terribly fond of pop culture in his day; bashing the very pop culture icon that gave him a comfortable retirement on more than one occasion.
So imagine his horror if he should look down and discover that his movie Last Holiday is being remade…
…starring LL Cool J and Queen Latifah.
Now will be the time we find out if the dead really can come back to haunt.
Tagged: alec guinness · remakes