Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Well, that's one way to get around your aging cyborg. Reboot the whole thing. A press release sent to Deadline from Paramount - who'll be distributing - has announced that the new Terminator, set for June 26th, 2015 and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, is part of a stand-alone trilogy and a reboot.
Another interesting factoid added by Deadline is that the rights to Terminator will eventually revert back to James Cameron in 2019, who has yet to be satisfied with any of the follow-ups and spin-offs that came after his two films. So they're hauling ass to make three movies before that happens. Always a recipe for a quality product.
Aint It Cool News recently ran some wild speculation that the Rock would be in it and it'd be set in the '40s, none of which passes my BS detector. But if they must reboot, a shakeup on that level is probably what's needed, as I don't need to see a Kyle Reese/Sarah Connor romance again.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
From geekology, ver wanted to play Pac-Man in the style of a first person shooter? Well tear your shirt off and start waving it around like you're at a Kid Rock concert, because this is your lucky day. 'FPS-Man' was created by game designer Tom Davies and available for free play over at Kongregate. It has creepy music, a map to show you were the remaining pellets and power pellets are, and...that's about it. I just played for ten minutes while I had a client on hold, during which time I actually forgot I had him on hold, then picked up the phone and tried to order a pizza from him.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
From darhorizons, Liam Neeson is closing a deal reportedly worth around $20 million for a third installment in the "Taken" franchise at EuropaCorp and 20th Century Fox.
Neeson would reprise his role as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent who beat the crap out of the French sex slave underworld in the first film. Neeson was under contract to return for the first sequel for which he earned around $15 million.
The first film scored good reviews and raked in $226 million worldwide from a $25 million budget. The second film, despite being widely panned, made an impressive $376 million from its $45 million budget.
No deals are yet in place with his onscreen family - actresses Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen. Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen are working on the script with Besson set to produce.
No director is yet attached, though filming is aiming to begin in February.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
From geekology, This is a video of the R2-D2 birthday cake Marc Freilich made for his six-year old son Alexander. It has a teensy Pico projector inside so it can project the 'hologram' of Princess Leia followed by 'Happy Birthday Alexander' in the Star Wars font. I like how the one kid at the end asks, 'What WAS that?' I'm pretty sure his parents should be hauled off for child negligence because if you haven't seen Star Wars by the time you're six, clearly your parents don't use the TV as a babysitter as much as they should. That's what it's there for. My parents used to leave me for days at a time and look how I turned out. You know how many TV theme songs I know? ALL OF THEM.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
From hollywoodreporter, Everyone’s favorite miniature building blocks are coming to the big screen.
The first teaser trailer for The Lego Movie has just been released, and it's giving fans a first look at the vast assemblage of pop-culture references that will be featured in the upcoming comedy -- including Batman, Wonder Woman and Michelangelo (both the painter and the Ninja Turtle)
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directing team behindCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, wrote and directed the pint-sized action adventure.
The CGI film follows the story of an ordinary Lego minifigure, Emmett (Chris Pratt), who is mistaken for the messianic Master Builder, and must now stop the evil President Business (Will Ferrell), who has plans to glue the entire universe together.
The film features a star-studded cast, including Liam Neeson, Alison Brie and Morgan Freeman.
Mom Orders Graduation Cake For Daughter, Asks Icer To Add Cap On The Photo Of Her Head, Gets Cat Instead
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
From cinemablend, After an incredibly successful marketing campaign that's been generating all the right kinds of excitement for months, Man of Steel finally flew into theaters this weekend, dominating the box office and breaking the record for the highest ever opening in the month of June.
With $113 million, the second attempt at a reboot of the Superman film franchise easily captured the top spot over the weekend, but fell well short of this year's biggest opening: Iron Man 3's $174 million debut. While the DC comic hero couldn't stand up against the Marvel cash cow, he did better than the last debacle of a Superman relaunch. Superman Returns only banked $52 million on its first regular three day weekend back in the summer of 2006.
Opening a little ahead of the weekend, Man of Steel's domestic total now sits at $125 million. While sales are likely to stay solid, the movie has a long way to go and only the slimmest of chances to beat out this year's biggest earner Iron Man 3 which fell just shy of breaking the $400 million mark this weekend.
Bowing in at a respectable second place, rated-R apocalypse comedy (a very niche genre indeed) This is the End took in $20 million. Add in the $12 million it earned during Wednesday and Thursday and you have a nice total to match the movie's reported $32 million budget.
Sofia Coppola's latest offering The Bling Ring got huge attention in the five locations where it debuted, banking $210,000 this weekend for an impressive $42,000 per theater, a best for the writer/director.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
From worstpreviews, After buying Lucasfilm and the "Star Wars" franchise, Disney started sending out ato its Disneyland annual pass holder asking them if they would be interested ina "Star Wars" theme park.
That was back in March. And now comes word that Walt Disney World in Orlando is expanding itsStudios section to include "Star Wars Land." According to Theme Park Insider, Disney is already deciding which attractions to remove to make space for "Star Wars Land." Some of the attraction that may go are "The Muppets" theater and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" play area.
"This appears to be a five-year, putting completion in 2018, though Disney could choose to throw at it and accelerate it by a year," said the, adding that the park may also get a Mos Eisley Cantina.
Meanwhile, Disney is also working on adding "Cars Land" toHollywoodStudios in Orlando and figuring out ways to start addingto its theme parks.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If you watched The Simpsons in the 90s, you remember Troy McClure from lots of
films. In this short video (just 1:44), enterprising YouTuber
Christopher Coleman has assembled "all the things you may remember Troy
Sigh, I miss Phil Hartman.
Sigh, I miss Phil Hartman.