Everybody loves crime drama, cops and robbers and bank heists featured in Hollywood films. Takers is yet another film in the same genre as the Ocean’s films and Heat (1995) that takes the audience on a bullet riddled joy ride from the criminals’ perspective. These films are notorious for recruiting big names to fill out …
. . . to make a good action film? The answer is one, but Sly Stallone saw fit to answer with 11 in his Texas Hold ‘Em all-in experimental blockbuster, The Expendables. The theory behind this production is perhaps the most interesting aspect of it all, namely, you get as many alpha personalities of a …
Beyond raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, some of my other favorite things include comic books, video games and rock and roll music. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a comic book adaptation that encompasses all of the above in a fairly entertaining yet experimental way and I must admit that I am ashamed …
Inception is the best movie of this summer, perhaps even the past few summers and Chris Nolan is making what Dane Cook would refer to as “cinematic adventures” fun, surprising and satisfying once again. Despite Nolan’s ever increasing reputation as a sure thing, I had numerous reservations about this production as soon as the advertising …
Marvel.com has released a “First Look” featuring Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Chris Hemsworth as Thor!
Marvel also teases that this photo release is “only the tip of the iceberg” as more news will be coming out of the SDCC!
Thor hammers into theatres next year, May 6th!
“Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the epic adventure “Thor” spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.”
This film is all about M. Night Shyamalan. Assuming the writing, directing and producing responsibilities for a film he is involved with is his M. O. However, Night has always done this with a completely original idea and The Last Airbender is his first real shot at helming someone else’s franchise. Night’s appeal has always …
A title for a review that curses a film is never a good thing. Many a western has been seen by these eyes and even the worst spaghetti, 5 second dub delay, rag-tag acted, thrown together at the last second, cowboy versus Indian flick would be better than that sack of dung also known as …
When 100 years pass, will people regard the 1980s as an incredible treasure trove of intellectual property that got ransacked during the 2000s because Hollywood couldn’t come up with an original idea to save its life? I would like to think that those of us who were conscious during the ‘80s already recognize this to …
Entertainment tonight provided us with a first look from the set of the Thor movie, however that clip didn’t include the extra second or so that was shown when the segment aired on television as pointed out by ComingSoon.net.
Check out actress Jaimie Alexander as Sif! Click for larger sizes!
Thor in theaters May 6th 2011 starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor and directed by Kenneth Branagh.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:183:]]After months of speculation as to what it might look like, Warner Brothers finally released an image which contains a close up shot of the Green Lantern Power Ring to be used in the up coming Green Lantern movie. The image originally posted on www.variety.com was part of an article speaking about the marketing plans for WB concerning GL. Here is an excerpt:
“Warner Bros. wants Green Lantern to make just as much green for the studio as Batman or Superman. But first it needs to make the character popular with the public.The studio’s consumer products division plans to unleash a major merchandising effort around DC Comics’ power ring-wearing space cop next year that includes everything from T-shirts to toys.
But the fate of those products hinges on the perf of the “Green Lantern” movie, which bows June 17, 2011. It stars Ryan Reynolds and is helmed by Martin Campbell, who has experience in franchise relaunches as the helmer of “Golden Eye,” which intro’d Pierce Brosnan as 007, and “Casino Royale,” which did the same for Daniel Craig.
If “Green Lantern” clicks, it will undoubtedly be a big boon to the character’s merchandise and bottomline of Warner Bros.’ consumer products arm, which already generates $6 billion a year in sales. That’s mostly thanks to Superman and Batman.
The movie is the engine that drives sales of not only the merchandise, but also the vidgame and a new animated series, for example, that will help turn Green Lantern into a truly evergreen franchise for the company.
The studio wants Green Lantern to grab a piece of the $5.4 billion that’s generated from licensed toy sales each year, according to NPD Group. Roughly 25% of all toy sales are tied to entertainment properties.”
From the article, previous things posted online and in Hollywood trades over the last couple of weeks we can expect a slew of Green Lantern products.
“Specifically, the character will be backed by action figures, vehicles, playsets, games, puzzles from Mattel, as the exclusive toymaker, with products involving its Hot Wheels, Tyco R/C and UNO brands. Other companies will produce apparel, videogames and collectibles,” again from Variety.com.
More than 100 licensing deals have already been inked in the US alone with more to come worldwide, most likely.
Green Lantern Hits in November of 2011 and I can’t wait.
Warner Bros. revealed the logo to the Green Lantern Movie in a press release featured at SlashFilm.com. Big things are in store for Hal Jordan and company according to the release, “Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a landmark year ahead for DC Comics and master toy licensee Mattel, led by programs in support of 2011’s Green Lantern from Warner Bros. Pictures.”
In addition to the above picture, three more images were included, one featuring Hal Jordan smack dab in the middle of the DC Universe – in between Batman and Superman.
Green Lantern is due out in theaters June 17th 2011 and stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond, Mark Strong as Sinestro and Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur.
The stand-alone epic: Is it a lost art form in Hollywood Land? I ask this question because I was extremely stunned to discover that this film is the first of an installment. Of how many sequels are planned, I am not certain, but I would never have pegged the likes of Ridley Scott or Russell …