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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Det. Axel Foley Returns (What to Know)

Our pals at Ain't It Cool News got word that there are plans for another "Beverly Hills Cop" sequel. Apparently Eddie Murphy is currently in negotiations to reprise his role as Detective Axel Foley, the Detroit cop in pursuit of a murderer, who finds himself dealing with a very different culture of Beverly Hills. At this point, there is still no word on the script, director, or Paramount's plan.

I believe as long as Axel brings back his wise ass antics from I & II & less phyiscal action from III, he just might avoid getting out shined by Rocky Balboa & John McClane's return.

Till more details peak stay tuned.

Robocop (What to know)

Through our sources at The Bloody Disgusting web site, we have been informed that the planned Robocop remake has been told to "freeze." Over a year ago, news broke that Sony Pictures was working on a remake for the sci-fi flick, with Hollywood legend Michael DeLuca (New Line's former president of production). No details were revealed other than the unofficial (and confirmed) announcement. Now apparently the studio is no longer interested in the remake, even though everyone involved in the original film were talking to the studio about being involved. In the original 1987 film a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him & I was hooked.

I miss the the Arcade game. Robocop was stiff but right on. Murphy!!!

Poltergeist (What to Know)

Sources have shared that the word on the street on the proposed sequel film Poltergeist: Kayeri has been shelved in favor of a shot-for-shot remake of the original 1982 film. "The original idea for Kayeri will obviously not be used for the remake." An anonymous source told the The Bloody Disgusting Web site. "Instead, the new film will be a straight-up remake of the first film. Pretty much frame-for-frame. Just think Psycho." According to the site, screenwriter Clint Morris, who wrote the script for Poltergeist: Kayeri, will not be involved in the new project. The source also sadly reported that original cast members Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams & Zelda Rubinstein will not appear in the remake. The original Poltergeist, produced by Steven Spielberg & directed by Tobe Hooper, centered on a family who move into a new housing development to discover that their home was built over an ancient burial ground inhabited by angry spirits. The film spawned two theatrical sequels & an unnoticed television series, which ran shockingly from 1996 to 1999.
All I can say is give me some more static tvs & creepy door to door Reverends. Man, Reverend Henry Kane was a creepy mofo. I mean, look at em.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dave Cockrum (Nov 11, 1943 – Nov 26, 2006)

X-Men's Dave Cockrum Passes Away

Comic book illustrator Dave Cockrum, who in the 1970s overhauled the X-Men and helped popularize the relatively obscure Marvel Comics title into a publishing sensation and eventually a major film franchise, died Sunday. He was 63.

In his Superman pajamas & with his Batman blanket, Cockrum died in his favorite chair at his home in Belton, S.C., early Sunday morning. He had suffered a long battle with diabetes & related complications, his wife, Paty, said Tuesday.

At Cockrum's request, there will be no public services and his body will be cremated, according to Cox Funeral Home. His ashes will be spread on his property.

At Marvel Comics, Cockrum and writer Len Wein were handed the X-Men. The comic had been created in 1963 as a group of young outcasts enrolled in an academy for mutants, but the premise failed to capture fans.

Cockrum and Wein took the existing comic, added their own heroes & published "Giant-Size X-Men No. 1" in 1975. Many signature characters Cockrum designed & co-created — such as Storm, Mystique, Nightcrawler and Colossus — went on to become part of the "X-Men" films starring Hugh Jackman & Halle Berry.

Cockrum received no movie royalties, said family friend Clifford Meth, who organized efforts to help Cockrum and his family during his protracted medical care.

"Dave saw the movie and he cried — not because he was bitter," Meth said. "He cried because his characters were on screen and they were living."

Cockrum was born in Pendleton, Ore., the son of an Air Force officer. He set aside his interest in art while serving in Vietnam for the U.S. Navy. He moved to NYC after leaving the service & got his big break in the early 1970s, drawing the Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics before moving to Marvel.

In January 2004, Cockrum moved to South Carolina after being hospitalized for bacterial pneumonia. As his diabetes progressed, his drawings became limited. His last drawing was a sketch for a fan, who attended a small comic book convention in Greenville, Paty Cockrum said.

Meth said Cockrum, who will be cremated in a Green Lantern shirt, will be remembered as "a comic incarnate."

"He had a genuine love for comics and for science fiction and for fantasy, and he lived in it," Meth said. "He loved his work."

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sebastian Foucans (Who to Know)

From innovator of Parkour (Free Running or Urban Freestyle), Nike & Scion commercials, Bond action scenes to Madonna, French Bad A$$ Sebastian Foucans is something to see to believe & enjoy.

See Sebastian do his thing below in... Nike Presto's angry chicken COMMERCIAL, Casino Royale's amazing CHASE & Mrs. M's JUMP Video here.

Movies Missed List

(Out) The Motel
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(Out) Princesas
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(Out) Man of the Year

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(Out) Letters from Iwo Jima
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(Out) The Good German
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(Out) Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
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(Out) The Dead Girl
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Breaking and Entering
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(Out) Arthur & The Minimoys
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(Out) Zodiac
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(Out) Reign Over Me
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() Paprika

() Day Watch

() Eagle vs. Shark

() Fido

Off The Black (Movie Watch)

"Off the Black" is the tale of Dave Tibbel, a teenager coping with his distant father, forms an unlikely friendship with a disheveled, disillusioned alcoholic high school umpire, Ray Cooke. As they grow more dependent on each other, Ray asks Dave to go to his 40th high school reunion and pretend to be his son, a benevolent act of deception that winds up opening unexpected dimensions in the two men.

Trailer HERE

Monday, November 20, 2006

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Movie Update)

Based on the bestselling Philip Pullman novels, the "His Dark Materials" trilogy is comprised of "The Golden Compass," "The Subtle Knife" & "The Amber Spyglass". It revolves around a young girl who travels to the far north to save her best friend. Along the way she encounters shape-shifting creatures, witches, and a variety of otherworldly characters in parallel universes.
Grade: A
Trailer 1 HERE
Trailer 2 HERE

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Astronaut Farmer (Teaser Poster Release)

An astronaut of NASA is forced to retire so he can save his family farm. But he can't give up his dream of space travel and looks to build his own rocket, despite the government's threats to stop him.

Trailer HERE

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Fred Claus (Movie Watch)

Growing up at the North Pole wasn't easy for Fred, as he was constantly compared to his virtuous brother. As much as he tried, he could never measure up to Nicholas Claus, who was the perfect saint. Nick grew up to be the embodiment of Christmas with his philanthropy & altruistic ways, whilst his older, disgruntled brother Fred grew up to be the exact opposite - a callous repo man who then stole whatever he repossessed. Unfortunately, Fred's deceitfulness finally catches up with him, & he ends up in jail. Amidst a furor of protests from Mrs. Claus, Nicholas sympathizes with his brother and bails him out on one condition: Fred must come back to the North Pole, & repay his debt by making toys. The trouble though is that he is not exactly elf material, and with Christmas quickly approaching, Fred's antics could not only jeopardize the merriest time of the year at the North Pole, but also for millions of people around the world!

Teaser Trailer HERE

Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix (Movie Watch)

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry & Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.
Grade: A -

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Special (Movie Watch)

Les Franken is a kind-hearted & soft-spoken man who loves reading comic books. He’s the type of guy who most people walk by on the street without even noticing; in essence, he’s completely average & virtually invisible. However, everything changes for Les the day he is accepted into an experimental drug study for a new & exciting anti-depressant, Specioprin Hydrochloride. As Les begins to take the drugs an unexpected side effect occurs - he begins to develop special powers: the ability to levitate, to read peoples’ minds, and even walk through walls. Faced with the dilemma of how best to utilize his new “powers,” the answer seems obvious to Les. He puts together a homemade superhero suit and hits the streets to fight crime and protect the world from the forces of evil.

Trailer HERE

Scenes of a Sexual Nature (Movie Watch)

In Scenes of a Sexual Nature we view insights into sex and love. Some seek it, some need it, some spurn it & some pay for it, but we're all involved in it. Set on one afternoon on Hampstead Heath, London, the film investigates the minutiae of seven couples & what makes us tick?

Trailer HERE

MGM News (What to Know)

According to Varity, MGM Chief Exec Harry Sloan was in London for the world premiere of "Casino Royale," where he highlighted MGM's five core franchises - Bond, the Pink Panther, Thomas Crown, Rocky and the Hobbit.

Next year is likely to see MGM go into production with new installments the first three.
Steve Martin recently delivered a script for the latest "Pink Panther" and no one knows why.

The next "Thomas Crown", starring Pierce Brosnan, nice to know MGM holds Pierce's charm in high regards, is scheduled for March. While Daniel Craig, the new Bond boy, will be returning in the sequel to "Casino Royale." No shocker there.

"Rocky Balboa" will be the LAST installment in that franchise, no really?, Because Sylvester Stallone's title character will be too old to get back in the ring, like that ever stopped money from being made.

As for the real news, "The Hobbit," was confirmed that MGM was currently in advanced talks with Peter Jackson to make two films based on JRR Tolkein's "Prequel" to "The Lord of the Rings." The first would be a direct adaptation of "The Hobbit," & the second would be drawn from "footnotes & source material connecting 'The Hobbit' with 'Lord of the Rings."' Yet the interesting news leaked out through "The Lord of the Rings'" fansite had been that an official statement from Peter Jackson & Fran Walsh about The "Hobbit" had been released saying that the two had been passed over by New Line due to rights issues & possibly Wingnut Films' lawsuit against the studio regarding "The Fellowship of the Ring,", but due to returning rights & fan out cry it has been finally decided that "The Hobbit" & the mystery second "Lord of the Rings" prequel will be helmed by Jackson without question. Good news to hear, I'd say.

So while it appears the core franchises are no-brainers, except for "The Pink Panther" which is a cosmic joke to say the least, it was "Terminator 4" that went unmentioned, maybe giving a sad, but better off clue to its "No Arnie" future. Now we can get our collective butts angry enough at the lack of Arnie news to help that franchise out as you all did for Frodo & company. I doubt Jackson will ever make a better film then his trilogy of the Ring Saga, as I also doubt no one else should be allowed to do a Terminator chapter without Arnie.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Paris, Je T'aime (Movie Watch)

Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

The long delayed American release of Paris, je t'aime a film project about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers will bring their own personal touch, underlining the wide variety of styles, genres, encounters and the various atmospheres and lifestyles that prevail in the neighborhoods of Paris. Each director has been given five minutes of freedom. The 20 films will not appear in the order of the arrondissements, from one to twenty, but rather, in a pertinent narrative order, initially unknown to the audience. They will be fused together by transitional interstitial sequences, and also via the introduction and epilogue sequences of the feature film.

Trailer 1 HERE
Trailer 2 Here

Spiderman 3 (Exclusive Raw Trailer)

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter, causing inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptation & revenge. Trailer includes Comic Con's Venom appearance.

Grade: A -
Raw Trailer HERE

Monday, November 13, 2006

Hannibal Rising (Poster Release)

Based on the soon to be release Hannibal Rising novel, Young Hannibal: Behind The Mask, showcases Hannibal Lecter's formative years. These experiences as a child and young adult lead to his remarkable contribution to the fields of medicine, music, painting and forensics. We begin in World War II at the medieval castle in Lithuania built by Dr. Lecter's forebear, Hannibal the Grim. The child Hannibal survives the horrors of the Eastern Front and escapes the grim Soviet aftermath to find refuge in France with the widow of his uncle, a mysterious and beautiful Japanese descended from Lady Murasaki Shikibu, author of the Tale of Genji. Her kind and wise attentions help him understand his unbearable recollections of the war. Remembering, he finds the means to visit the outlaw predators that changed him forever as they battened on the helpless during the collapse of the Eastern Front. Hannibal helps these war criminals toward self-knowledge even as we see his own nature become clear to him. The true mystery appears to be, will Sir Anthony Hopkins play Hannibal's adult self once again in at least a cameo role?

International Teaser Here
Amercian Teaser Here
Amercan Trailer Here

Blood Diamond (Poster Release)

Set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped 1990s Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer, a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories and their circumstances are as different as any can be—until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives.

Grade: C +
Official Trailer HERE

The Simpsons Movie (Movie Watch)

Just because I know some of you still love Homer and company, here is the upcoming and long withheld Simpson movie.

Trailers Here

Friday, November 10, 2006

Stranger Than Fiction (Graded)

A comedy about a novelist who is is struggling to complete her latest--& potentially finest--book. There's only one problem: she only has to find a way to kill off her main character, Harold Crick, & she’ll be done. Little does she know that Harold Crick is inexplicably alive & well in the real world and suddenly aware of her words. Fiction & reality collide when the bewildered & resistant Harold hears what she has in mind, & realizes that he must find a way to change her, & his, ending.

Grade: C +
Trailer HERE

Factory Girl (Poster 2 Release)

A beautiful, wealthy young party girl drops out of Radcliffe in 1965 & heads to New York to become Holly Golightly. When she meets a hungry young, artist named Andy Warhol, he promises to make her the star she always wanted to be. And like a super nova, she explodes on the New York scene only to find herself slowly lose grip on reality.

Trailer HERE

Singer & Jackman: Wolverine & X-Men Sequal (What to Know)

Executive producer Chris Lee, producer Jon Peter, and director Bryan Singer spoke at University of Hawaii about the upcoming "Superman Returns" sequel. Singer and Peters are in Honolulu this week to celebrate Lee's birthday and to begin planning the next Superman film, which will likely begin production mid to late next year in a location yet to be determined.

Singer acknowledged that he has also been approached to direct the next "X-Men" movie. He directed the first two well-received films before turning over the reigns for the third installment to Brett Ratner, which SUCKED!.

But he added he obviously wouldn't have time to take on another large-scale project before the next Superman gets underway. He is interested, however shocking, in seeing the script for the "X-Men" spinoff "Wolverine." The Warner Bros.' sequel to "Superman Returns," which grossed barely reached a healthy $200 million in the U.S. this year, will likely hit theaters in 2009.

As for Jackman, he has told sources that the project (Wolverine) "is out to directors and no, I haven't heard anything. It's hard because you can't... we're approaching very A list directors so you can't give it to 20 of them at once."

Asked further if we can expect any mutant cameos, Jackman grinned and replied, "It's a prequel, so there won't be many. There will be other new characters." Thanks Hugh..

King of California (Movie Watch)

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia, Costco actually.

Teaser HERE

The Bucket List (What to Know)

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole & working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room & discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do before they “kick the bucket” & an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest. Each adventure adds another check to their list, all done with insight and humor.

Ratatouille (Graded)

A young rat living within the walls of a famous Paris bistro attempts to obtain the finest of Paris food and luxury, as opposed to the meager lifestyles his family and friends seem content with.

Grade: A
Teaser HERE

Breach (Movie Watch)

Breach: Based on a true story, FBI upstart Eric O'Neill enters into a power game with his boss, Robert Hanssen, an agent who was ultimately convicted of selling secrets to the Soviet Union.

Trailer HERE

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Indy 4 Retarded News with a Happy Ending (What to Know)

I've been annoyed for years by Lucas' choices but this one takes the cake... Our sources recently got on the phone with the writer of the Indiana Jones IV script to get all the details. Unfortunately the details are extremely disappointing, which could result in the end of the Indiana Jones franchise. Frank Darabont, the writer for such great films as "The Green Mile" and "The Shawshank Redemption," is now fed up with writing scripts that will never see the light of day, and is now completely shifting to directing full time.

The reason for his actions, is that after writing the script for the fourth Indy installment, which dealt with Indy investigating UFOs in the 50s, the script was eventually scrapped. When asked how he felt about that, he replied..."That was the most frustrating of all, and that was the straw that broke the back of me wanting to continue in that line of work. That was terrifically frustrating. I worked for over a year on that; I worked very close with
Steven Spielberg.

He was ecstatic with the result and was ready to shoot it two years ago. He was very, very happy with the script and said it was the best draft of anything since Raiders of the Lost Ark. That's really high praise and gave me a real sense of accomplishment, especially when you love the material you're working on as much as I love the Indiana Jones films. And then you have George Lucas read it and say, 'Yeah, I don't think so, I don't like it.' And then he resets it to zero when Spielberg is ready to shoot it that coming year, [which] is a real kick to the nuts. You can only waste so much time and so many years of your life on experiences like that, you can only get so emotionally invested and have the rug pulled out from under you before you say enough of that."To make things worse, when asked if he believes the film will be made, Darbont said..."I don't think so. I don't think so. But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong. I just think it's fantastically bizarre that for a project that people have been trying to crack for ten years and have a writer come in and finally crack it and have a director who happens to be Steven Spielberg, one of the greatest directors of all time, and then say, "No, I don't think so." It's just bizarre to me.

I can't get into George's head." Well guess what Frank... no one does. Sadly for us Indy lovers we're going to be apparently strung along and dissed once again by Sith Lord Lucas and his out of touch, lack of inspiration and greedy ass. I don't want to see another film or project supposedly directed by you in my lifetime. I want the last three chapters of the Star Wars story to be directed and worked on my competent directors and films teams. Basically Lucas free. Please Spielberg!!! Save us!!

ADDED NEWS: (Dec 31, 2006)
Our sources have learned more details about the Indiana Jones 4 production after it was announced that George "No Imagination" Lucas gave two thumbs down to a script Spielberg and Ford loved. Now it appears a new script has been approved, a shooting month of June 2007 released and dropping date of May, 2008 has been handed over.

"George, Harrison and I are all very excited," Spielberg said. "We feel that the script was well worth the wait. We hope it delivers everything you'd expect from our history with Indiana Jones."

David Koepp, who has wrote such previous Spielberg projects as Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds, wrote the screenplay that finally got the stamp of approval from Lucas and Spielberg. An earlier screenplay by Frank Darabont had been shelved when Lucas turned thumbs down on it.

Although a spokesman for Spielberg said Monday that no casting has begun, Lucas and Ford have said that they would like to include Sean Connery, who played Indiana Jones' father, Professor Henry Jones, in "The Last Crusade."

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Sarah Connor Chronicles (What to Know)

Lena Headey has landed the leading role in the Fox pilot "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" while Thomas Dekker, of Heroes' fame, is set to play John Conner in the project from Warner Bros. TV, which continues the "Terminator" movie franchise storyline from T2 by focusing on Sarah & her 15-yr-old son John, as they fight attackers from the future in present-day Los Angeles. Headey takes over the role made famous by Linda Hamilton in the first two "Terminator" films. Lena will next star in Warner Bros.' film 300.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Children of Men (Poster 2 Release)

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Grade: A -
Trailer HERE
The Human project Lives HERE

Spiderman 3 (Trailer Release)

While Spider-Man 3's first official trailer will be shown on TV during MTV's "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel" at 10p.m. ET on Thursday Nov 9th, you'll be able to watch the trailer online here, through iFilm, at that time as well! The trailer will then play in theaters with Casino Royale, November 17th. The second trailer is expected with the long delayed, and rightfully so, Ghost Rider there after.

Grade: A -
Trailer HERE

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Poster Release)

Robert Ford joins Jesse James's gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the West. The film delves into the private life & public exploits of America’s most notorious outlaw, Jesse James.

Grade: A +
Teaser HERE
Trailer HERE

Smokin' Aces (Poster Release)

In these interlocking tales of high stakes & low lifes, Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel, a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents dispatched to Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When word of the price on Aces' head spreads into the community of ex-cons & cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, smokin' hot vixens & double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues' gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot & rub out Aces.

Grade: C
Trailer HERE
Teaser THERE

Castlevania (What to Know) UPDATED: 7/23/09

"Castlevania," a film based on the popular video game franchise by Konami, is now in the early stages of production. The movie, budgeted at $50 million, is expected to become the starting point in a successful franchise for Rogue Pictures, which has agreed to distribute the flick domestically & in a few other markets. The video game, which has long been noted for its eerie visuals & music, looks at the early beginnings of the legendary character of Dracula. The film will be set mostly in the 15th century & has been called as a sort of "Dracula Begins" in the vein of the "Underworld" & "Blade" movies. Writer-director, by luck, Paul W.S. Anderson is no stranger to these types of adaptations having helmed "Mortal Kombat," "Resident Evil," & "AVP" in the past, need I say more.? He & his producing partner Jeremy Bolt are currently scouting locations in Hungary& Romania and are looking to start shooting next spring. The castle interiors will be constructed in Budapest. My fingers are crossed, really crossed.

(Update: 6/14)

Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) has been set to direct "Castlevania," a live-action adaptation of the Konami vampire video game. Pic will shoot late fall in South Africa and Romania to be released late 2008.While White has deals to develop "Static" at Columbia Pictures and the Frank Miller graphic novel "Ronin" at Warner Bros., "Castlevania" will be the next film he directs.Scripted by Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator), the drama begins as a Transylvanian knight leads his men into a gothic castle to seek refuge from the Turkish army. The knights soon discover the castle is controlled by the original vampire.Anderson wrote the script with the intention to direct, but stepped aside to helm the remake "Death Race." White will work with Anderson on a rewrite.

(Update: 7/23/09)

Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) & Paul W.S. Anderson have both been replaced & the once dead Castlevania movie is back on track with Saw franchise co-creator & director of Dead Silence & Death Sentence, James Wan, now signed to co-write & direct.

Aronofsky to Make Biblical Epic Next (What to Know)

Writer-director Darren Aronofsky has revealed to sources that he will next attempt to make a biblical epic, though he was sadly mum on details. He further added sadder news, that he is no longer to direct Lone Wolf & Cub, because Paramount Pictures never bought the rights, retarded. The film would have been a live-action version of the Kazuo Koike created samurai graphic novel series masterpiece of the same name.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Evan Almighty (Movie Watch)

The last time we saw Evan Baxter, he was being tormented by rival Bruce Nolan onscreen, live from their Buffalo TV station. But as time passed & Evan has made up with Bruce, he's gone onto bigger & better things. Newly elected to Washington D.C. as a congressman, Evan has left Buffalo in pursuit of a greater calling. But that calling isn't serving in the illustrious ranks of American politics but being summoned by the Almighty himself, who has handed Evan the task of building a new ark, much as Noah did before. With time passing by & his family belittled by Evan's newfound realization, Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for a man who just wanted to serve his country, might actually be serving humanity.

Trailer HERE

Dali & I: The Surreal Story (What to Know)

Andrew Niccol is attached to direct Dali & I: The Surreal Story, a film from Room 9 Entertainment about Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, played by Al Pacino. Our sources have found that Room 9 originally acquired "Dali" as a spec written by John Salvati, based on Stan Lauryssens' autobiographical book "Dali and I." Niccol will do a rewrite of the script & the company is eyeing a shoot next spring. The film will cover the life of Dali through the eyes of Lauryssens, a young art dealer who knew Dali & wife Gala. The movie will span the 1960s-1980s, covering Dali's later period when most of this great work was behind him while he became more flamboyant, focusing more on a mentor-protege relationship between Dali & Lauryssens.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Be Kind Rewind (What to Know)

Photos from the set of the new Jack Black comedy, "Be Kind Rewind," which is currently shooting in New Jersey, have been leaked. The pictures were taken by a couple of fans & primarily feature Black riding the streets as a train conductor.

In "Be Kind Rewind", Black plays a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. His plan instead creates a magnetic field that accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. To keep the store's most loyal renter, an elderly woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the erased films, which include "Back to the Future," "The Lion King," "Rush Hour," and "Robocop."

The project will be the latest offering from playful director Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "The Science of Sleep") with New Line Cinema hoping to release the flick sometime next year. The sooner the better, I say.

Grade: B +
Trailer HERE

Soap (Movie Watch)

32-year-old Charlotte could have it all, but she doesnt want any of it. When she moves away from her boyfriend, she happens to become the upstairs neighbor of the transsexual Veronica. Veronica prefers to keep to herself with her little dog and a romantic soap show on TV, while Charlotte gets through the nights with one-night stands.

Trailer HERE

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

28 Weeks Later (Movie Watch)

28 Weeks Later begins seven months after the Rage virus has spread throughout the city of London & the British isles. The United States Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, declaring that the war against infection has been won with the reconstruction of the country in mind. In the first wave of returning refugees, a family is reunited, but one of them unwillingly carries a terrible secret. When a carrier of the Rage virus enters London, the virus is not yet dead, and they unknowingly re-ignite the spread of the deadly infection, wreaking havoc on the entire population.

Fox Atomic Comics & publisher HarperCollins announced that they are publishing a graphic novel titled "28 Days Later: The Aftermath" in spring 2007 to bridge the gap between 28 Days Later & 28 Weeks Later.

Grade: A -
Teaser HERE

Killer Instinct & Public Enemy No. 1 (What to Know)

Vincent Cassel Gangster Pics Back on

Our French sources have shared interesting news on French producer Thomas Langmann reviving the ambitious two-film project about notorious French criminal Jacques Mesrine, with Vincent Cassel starring. Pathe has boarded the pics, taking French distribution & handling international sales on Killer Instinct & Public Enemy No. 1, directed by Jean-Francois Richet. Marion Cottillard & Eva Green are attached to play two women who were Mesrine's loves & also partners in crime at different points in his life. The script was written by Abdel Raouf Dafri. The Mesrine pics will be shot simultaneously in Canada and France over 30 weeks starting in May. The story of the two-parter's journey has twists & turns worthy of the colorful life of Mesrine -- who robbed banks, kidnapped people & escaped from prison eight times, until French police gunned him down in 1979.