Movie news: Trek, comic books and trailers

You can imagine yourself the pointy ears.Is Sylar-Spock reality after all? E!’s Kristin thinks so… We’ll find out for sure at Comic-Con, where reports are that J.J. Abrams plans to announce his Trek casting


Age of the comic book movies

Trailer park

  • The Darjeeling Limited. Wes Anderson film starring his regulars, as well as Adrien Brody and Natalie Portman. (She’s not in the trailer, though.)
  • The Last Legion. Colin Firth, Romans, Excalibur, melodrama, etc. Highlight looks to be Aishwarya Rai with a sword.

Potter Morning Newsblast: The End

Perhaps we slightly overestimated the whole Potterdämmerung thing. Live and learn! In any case, this is the last time I’m googling it.

All is well

Harry Potter Week: Morning newsblast

Jim Dale, who reads the Harry audiobooks, knows how it all ends, and he can’t even tell his grandkids. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the NYT, a look at the directors of the HP films. Or simply keep up with their Harry Potter index. (Thanks, Liz!)

Meanwhile, no one has any business being surprised that Order of the Phoenix is tops at the box office, making about twice as the nearest competition, Transformers.


Harry Potter: OotP breaks Wednesday records

hp-ootp.jpgHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix made $12 million from Wednesday’s midnight openings, busting Return of the King’s previous record of $8 million. Who knows how much cash the weekend will bring… Also from Variety: Will book/movie synergy work for Potter? I don’t doubt it.

Order of the Phoenix

Deathly Hallows

More Potter

Midnight showings of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix have reportedly netted Warner Brothers $12 million. Not bad for a Tuesday night.

And Salon talks to screenwriter Michael Goldenberg about the daunting task of adapting OotP to the big screen. (Thanks to Hollywdliz for the head’s up).

Movies: Blockbusters, reviews and trailers

Pirates leave you cold? Harry Potter not your thing? Transformers not moving you? Take a look at next year’s summer blockbusters.

Getting on with it…