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While I rather enjoyed the reality-optional fun of Fast & Furious 6, I’ll be the the first to admit that the film’s script has some glaring problems. Some of them big enough to build the world’s longest runway on. If these things were to be taken seriously though, then this is way the movie should have ended
We’ve never considered ourselves saints around here, which is why a bit of blog nepotism ain’t no thang. Inspired by the untimely passing of James Gandolfini aka Tonyt Soprano earlier in the week, regular contributor James Francis has compiled a neat list of Top Fictional Crime Bosses.
Please click the link, or James might just make me an offer I can’t refuse!
Pixar has been on an amazing run of late. Did I say amazing? I meant “a-meh-zing”, with most of that being the fault of a string of lacklustre sequels to beloved earlier films. Pixar Chief Ed Catmull realizes that the studio has a bit of sequelitis at the moment, but there is a reason for it, and they do have a plan to fix it. Sort of.
“For artistic reasons … it’s really important that we do an original film a year. Every once in a while, we get a film where we want or people want to see something continuing in that world — which is the rationale behind the sequel. They want those characters, which means we were successful with them. But if you keep doing that, then you aren’t doing original films.”
“We’re going to have an original film every year, then every other year have a sequel to something. That’s the rough idea.”
Here are the first two officially images released for The Curse of Chucky. Oh, by the way… They’re still making those Chucky movies.
Things don’t look good for The Seventh Son. No, not the Iron Maiden song, the fantasy epic with Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. The film was originally slated for release in February of this year, but then FX company making all on-screen magic come to life, Rhythm & Hues, famously went bankrupt (just after winning the Oscar for Life of Pi). WB delayed the film to October and coughed up a couple million to keep the company afloat long enough to finish their work, but now word has come out that the film’s date is being pushed back again to January 17, 2014. And as we all know, moving a film to January is the film studio equivalent of wiping dog poop off your shoe.
We’ve already shown you quite a bit of it, but saying no to more concept art for Man of Steel, would be like saying no to more chocolate pudding: You just don’t do it. Especially when this new batch – the images not the pudding – contains something called a “Krypton War Dog”.
Mark you calendars,
perverts erotic literature fans! The feature film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey just got it’s official release date of August 1, 2014. If you’re one of those tight top wearing young fellows who like to hit on older, lonely women in clubs, then going to the cinema on that day will be like early Christmas for you.
Looks like Django and Calvin Candie can get along after all! Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio have both signed on to Mean Business on Ganson Street, an adaptation of S. Craig Zahler’s upcoming crime novel. Zahler will pen the screenplay himself, which follows DiCaprio’s character, “a hardened detective who, after being told by a man during an interrogation that his beautiful wife is missing, [DiCaprio] tells him she is a hooker who obviously made off with his money. After the man commits a desperate tragic act right in the squad room, the disgraced detective is sent to a hellhole rust belt town called Victory, Missouri, where violent crime is skyrocketing. Partnered with an equally bad-assed detective who was demoted for publicly brutalizing a suspect (Foxx), the new partners get to do some real work. Police officers start showing up dead execution-style, and the cops think it might be open season on Victory’s police department.”
While the 1992 “Daniel Day-Lewis goes native for 7 weeks” version of The Last of the Mohicans is probably the most well known, there have actually been 7 different feature film and TV adaptations of James Fenimore Cooper’s 19th century novel. And now we’re getting to add one more to the list. FX are developing a limited series based on the novel, which Chris Crowe – who co-wrote the Day-Lewis version – will be penning alongside Kerry “Miam Vice” Mcluggage.
Lourens is regularly trying to get us to come over to his place on a Friday night and watch Mean Girls, a movie he clearly fell in love with in his younger, more impressionable years. Now that he’s an older, married man, his obsessions need to to grow up as well, and I may have just the thing.
New Line Cinema have apparently snapped up the rights to Mean Girls‘ writer Rosalind Wiseman’s new advice book “Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads” and retitled it to the very familiar sounding Mean Moms. With frequent “30 Rock” director Beth McCarthy-Miller helming, and New Line looking to turn the non-fiction book into an “edgy comedy” with an “all-star cast”, it looks like they may just be trying to create a sequel to the best movie to star Lindsay Lohan (well until her inevitable sex tape leak, that is).
It’s been a while since George Lucas has really entertained me. Today will not be the day when that changes. But while the real Big Flannel is busy not entertaining me while counting his Lucasfilm money, his doppelganger over at Funny or Die is doing an hilarious job of it as he recounts what Lucas wedding speech may have sounded like.