There was once a rumor that director Justin Lin may have been interested in getting involved in rebooting the Highlander franchise, and directing a new film to kick things off. There was some definite speculation, and fan fantasies about how he may be able to resuscitate that franchise and bring it profitability similar to his handiwork with the Fast and Furious franchise. Turns out that ... Read More!
Star Wars will forever suffer from re-releases and new additions to suck up any and all willing to trade hard earned cash for purchase, and re-purchase. This is the never-ending saga of Star Wars and it usually works every single time. In fact, all six movies are already scheduled for re-release in the near future in 3D no less which will undoubtedly be followed by further re-releases that ... Read More!
I love the Harold and Kumar franchise. So much so, that I was pretty bummed when series star Kal Penn decided that he wanted to pursue a career in politics a few yrs back as it seemed in direct conflict to any association with this frat humor movie series. Good thing dude quit for a while. He made this movie and somehow got his job back soon after. I guess the Obama cabinet is cool with stoner ... Read More!
Bruce Willis is one of the last names I would ever assume to be associated with the G.I. Joe movie franchise, joining names like Channing Tatum and The Rock. Why? I just figured he had finished his go-round of “soldier of war” movies for a bit and might be interested in different pastures. Well, I just learned that I was wrong and the guy does in fact have negotiations open to take ... Read More!
Paul W.S. Anderson has overseen the entire Resident Evil movie franchise since its inception. I really like the movies thus far and am surprisingly excited about the idea of him continuing the franchise. When things first started all i could do was nitpick the changes he made for the movie from its source material, but these days I genuinely enjoy seeing Alice on screen chasing Wesker across ... Read More!
There’s one movie that Marvel has been toying with for years that definitely has my attention and it’s the one featuring Dr. Stephen Strange. Ya see, the problem with the development of the movie is that Dr. Strange isn’t exactly a household name and may be a bit of a tough sell. Marvel tested the waters with the excellent Dr. Strange animated movie and continued the idea of ... Read More!
RUMOR: Sin City 2 filming soon Sin City was a fine film back in it’s time, capturing the hearts of many theater viewers as they watched the grisly but engrossing movie play out on the screen. Again, that was a great movie for that time. It’s been 6 years since that film was released and fans have been eagerly awaiting another helping of that noir stuff. Today we learn that Rob ... Read More!
Plot: Will Rodman (James Franco) is a San Francisco scientist who has been trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by testing a genetically engineered retrovirus on chimpanzees. The virus mutates the chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence. One of his test subjects, a female chimpanzee, goes on a rampage because she believes her baby, to whom she secretly gave ... Read More!
Short Circuit was a lovely little 80s movie that I have really fond memories of viewing several times on reruns during my childhood. The antics of Johnny 5 just seemed so fantastic for it’s time that I couldnt help but be enamored by the idea of a “living” robot friend. Every kid wanted one! Well, the hope is to re-create that phenomena in today’s society for ... Read More!
Who is Brian Kirk? He’s the guy who’s directed a few episodes of the popular HBO show “Game of Thrones”, and what Marvel views as a perfect candidate to take over directing duties from the departing Kenneth Branaugh to bring our favorite Asgardian back to the silver screen. Irish auteur Brian Kirk, best known for directing numerous episodes of the first season of ... Read More!
Something is going on in the world of Nolan. I am not accustomed to receiving this much insight into a movie he’s filming. Today we get our first look at Anne Hathaway as Catwoman for the upcoming movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in full costume, riding a motorcycle, and sporting her trademark goggles to boot. My problem is that they don’t at all seem like her traditional ... Read More!
And Welcome Back! After a brief hiatus to do some blogging on TheMovieBlog.com, I’ve returned and it seems that my return came at a really opportune time with a lot of news surrounding the upcoming Superman Reboot being released, with everything culminating in today’s release of our first look at Henry Caville as the iconic character. I’m actually really liking this look. I ... Read More!
I think a lot of people out there are just settling for films and saying ‘oh this movie is ok, or it’s good.’ I mean the same could be said about Fast Five and I really enjoyed that film. It’s so odd how to classify or make your own review, judgment of a movie and saying where it rests for me. I mean is it just bad or would you recommend catching it in the theatre? I ... Read More!
Captain America was ok. The most interesting parts I found were when Chris Evans was digitized as the smaller Steve Rogers, or the original one I should say. He played that roll well. I think the casting overall was excellent but seemingly under utilized. The two hours go by real fast and the action sequences are more montage than anything else, which really lessens the impact of things. You ... Read More!
I was wrong about the 8th movie, personally anyway. I honestly thought Transformers 3 was more enjoyable and that is not saying much at all. There were a couple things I really liked scene wise, but as a whole the movie was rushed. Having come off watching all 8 movies in the theatres for the past 2 months it’s just odd how they didn’t want to make this film longer than it was. ... Read More!
I have absolutely no idea what happened in Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. For a lack of a better phrase, that’s exactly how I describe watching Bay’s hopefully last installment in this franchise. It’s not to say the man didn’t do a serviceable job giving us a live-action experience of toys you may or may not have grown up to. It was just so evidently clear to me that ... Read More!
This movie shouldn’t have been made. There were a lot of things that bugged me about this film, pacing, story, transitions. I think casting was off too in the end, but in truth it could’ve just been the delivery of the story itself. It suffered from the same problems I found with Thor, to which Thor is definitely the better film but that’s not saying much at all. The Green ... Read More!
The Hangover: Part II Before I say anything, there will be spoilers in this impression. So if you haven’t seen this movie yet and don’t want to ruin anything for yourself. Stop reading now. The Hangover: Part II has officially joined the ranks of American Pie. You can bet we’ll see sequel after sequel and potentially direct-to-dvd titles. A third movie has already been ... Read More!
If there is one movie to watch in 3D, it’s this one. It is the only way to watch it, production was conceived around it and it truly shows. It’s not only an animation marvel, it’s literally piece of art. There were scenes I wished the director held the camera pan just a couple seconds longer just so you could take in the visuals that much more. There is depth of field, but ... Read More!
You know what popcorn are going to be. In some ways there is a low expectation for things, or no expectations. You pay your ticket fee and just hope for decent enough entertainment. I think that’s what On Stranger Tides was for me. Good popcorn and good entertainment. Not great, but enough of an adventure to say, yeah I enjoyed that film. I know the latest Pirates movie is getting bad ... Read More!