I've always thought that deep inside the first two "Fantastic Four" movies lie a really great franchise! But that just became wishful thinking after watching the sequel.
Director Tim Story just doesn't have enough comic-book wherewithal to fully realize "Fantastic Four's" potential!
So I jumped for joy upon hearing that 20th Century Fox is gearing up for a reboot, a whole new re-visualization of "Fantastic Four."
Our comrades at IESB are exclusively reporting that "the franchise is looking to be 'less bubble gum' this time round following the 'Iron Man' template, which was a complete success in reviews and box office take but a bit darker when it came to its superhero."
A darker, funnier, twisted take on "Fantastic Four." Flame On! No pun intended
[ 1 comment ] ( 34 views ) | permalink | ( 3 / 309 )
Set in medieval Persia, the story of an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world. Which is why after the prince was tricked by a dying Vizier to unleash the Sands of Time that turns out to destroy a kingdom and transforms its populace into ferocious demons. In his effort to save his own kingdom and redeem his fatal mistake, it's up to the prince and the princess to return the sands to the hourglass by using the Dagger of Time, which also gives him a limited control over the flow of time.
Here are the new pics of Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan.
[ 1 comment ] ( 65 views ) | permalink | ( 3 / 315 )
"Milk," one of the best films of 2008, and the movie that gave Sean Penn his second Best Actor Oscar arrives on DVD, check out my following interviews from the film:
"Milk" Interview -- James Franco
"Milk" Interview -- Emile Hirsch
"Milk" Interview -- The Real-Life Cleve Jones Discusses the Film, Gay Rights, and Proposition 8
"Milk" Interview -- Alison Pill
"Milk" Movie Review
Also out on DVD is "Role Models," my favorite comedy of 2008. Check out my interviews from the film:
"Role Models" Interview -- Paul Rudd
"Role Models" Interview -- Seann William Scott
"Role Models" Interview -- Jane Lynch
"Role Models" Interview -- Director David Wain
"Role Models" Movie Review
"Rachel Getting Married" starring Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway is also out on DVD. And you can stop wishing upon a star now, the ultimate restoration of Pinocchio also arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray!
[ add comment ] ( 11 views ) | permalink | ( 3 / 390 )
As we, meaning you and me, knew already since last week, Dakota Fanning's camp officially announced that the actress is joining the "Twilight" franchise and is set to star in the sequel, "New Moon."
The actress is going to play Jane, a mean vampire with a child-like, angelic exterior who works for the Volturi.
This is exciting! Have I told you I absolutely adore Fanning? She was a child prodigy who could out-act any adult, and now that she's in a precarious stage (no longer tween, not yet adult) it'll help her career tremendously being attached to a franchise, and to a role that she can literally sink her teeth into, yes, pun intended
Shooting is set to start later in March.
Nikki Reed, who plays Rosalie Hale, revealed to People Magazine:
"We did just get a script. We're shooting the rest of the films back to back. (Director) Chris Weitz is amazing and I think it's going to be wonderful."
Let's hope and pray!
[ 4 comments ] ( 201 views ) | permalink | ( 3 / 291 )
Moviegoers watched "Watchmen" and the film sold a staggering $55.7 million in ticket sales putting it on the top spot at the box office! "Watchmen," director Zack Snyder's adaptation of the Alan Moore comic book classic has the biggest opening of 2009 so far, but is it enough?
First, the film fell below Warner Bros.' expectations, and it did not match Snyder's previous box-office opening success, the $70 million take of "300" in 2007.
But, "Watchmen" has 161 minutes running time and an R-rating, making it difficult to further elevate its box-office success.
Meanwhile, previous box-office winner, "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail," fell to No. 2 selling $8.8 million in ticket sales. "Taken" continues to be a crowd-pleaser, raking $7.5 million and taking the No. 3 spot.
The biggest story of the box-office weekend? Revenue is up 16 percent, with total box-office take at $1.9 billion, proving once again, that when the economy sucks, the movie industry sucks people in!
And the biggest casualty of the weekend? Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience" dropped from No. 2 to waaaaay below No. 9...oooops!
Here's the Top 10 films for box-office weekend of March 6, 2009:
1. "Watchmen," $55.7 million.
2. "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail," $8.8 million
3. "Taken," $7.5 million.
4. "Slumdog Millionaire," $6.9 million.
5. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," $4.1 million.
6. "He's Just Not That Into You," $4 million.
7. "Coraline," $3.3 million.
8. "Confessions of a Shopaholic," $3.1 million.
9. "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience," $2.8 million.
10. "Fired Up," $2.6 million.
[ add comment ] ( 16 views ) | permalink | ( 3.1 / 273 )