Say what you want about Quentin Tarantino but he’s a genius filmmaker who doesn’t play by Hollywood rules. He’s a rogue, a rebel who calls his own shots and crafts excellent films that are as deranged and brilliant as he is.
In “Inglourious Basterds,” Tarantino returns with a vengeance, literally! The director calls his World War II payback fantasy his Jewish revenge movie. Indeed, from “Kill Bill” to kill Hitler (played in the movie by Martin Wuttke), Tarantino is great at showing the roaring rampage of revenge.
Come to think of it, I cannot recall a full-out revenge movie within the war genre. “Inglourious Basterds” is the first war-based film I’ve seen where the oppressed (the Jews) are out to get the enemy (the Nazis), one scalp at a time. Read More...
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Bryan Singer, the guy who gave us "The Usual Suspects," the first two "X-Men" films, and "Superman Returns" is setting his sights on "Battlestar Galactica."
Universal Pictures has tapped the director for what's being called a "complete re-imagination" of the popular sci-fi franchise.
"Battlestar Galactica" began as a TV show in 1978 followed by a series of novels, comic books, and video games. In 2003, a reimagined miniseries premiered, and then a regular television series aired from 2004 to 2009.
There's no word yet on the script, the timing, or cast, but one thing's for sure, Singer will put his own creative brand on the project.
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Christopher McQuarrie ("Valkyrie") is set to write the sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Hugh Jackman is developing the project to reprise his role as the razor-clawed super hero Logan.
McQuarrie worked on the script for the first "X-Men" film with director Bryan Singer but didn't take a credit.
The writer is setting the film in Japan and will be largely based on the Chris Claremont-Frank Miller comicbook series "The Samurai." Apparently, Logan has rich historical connection with Japan, and the sequel will show his evolution into a samurai!
I'm making a mental note to read the comicbook series soon.
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NOVEMBER 24, 2010
Celebrate your Thanksgiving next year by watching "Poltergeist" the remake!
According to ShockTillYouDrop, "House of Sand and Fog" (really? they couldn't find a commercial or music video director for the remake? they're settling for a legit helmer, that's a great sign!) director Vadim Perelman is attached to helm.
"Boogeyman" and "Knowing" scribes, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, are credited for the script.
No production start date or cast have been announced. So stay tuned...
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