The original “Toy Story” changed the art of filmmaking. Released in 1995, the film became the first full-length animated feature created using CG technology. Fifteen years later, the franchise grows up, the characters feel worn-out, but the magic is still intact.
Even “Toy Story 2” made motion picture history in 1999 when it became the first film ever to be entirely created, mastered, and exhibited digitally. I don’t think “Toy Story 3” will make cinematic history anytime soon but it’s a fitting conclusion to the beloved series.
From director Lee Unkrich to producer-writer John Lasseter, virtually the same creative team that worked on the first two “Toy Story” films returns for the third installment. This time, the filmmakers are playing with darker themes such as aging and abandonment. Read More...
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"Somewhere" is set to open December 22nd of this year, just in time for the Oscar season. The film seems to have abundant Coppola pathos -- aging man forced to re-examine life ala Bill Murray's character in "Lost in Translation." And the juxtaposition between an older man and a younger woman, this time, it's the father and daughter relationship.
But still, credit goes to Coppola for doing something new and creative sans 3D glasses. Here's the trailer for "Somewhere":
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Zach Galifianakis is in talks to star in the remake of "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" according to the Los Angeles Times. It's going to be an update of the 1964 live-action/animated film starring Don Knotts who turns into a talking fish and helps the U.S. Navy to defeat Nazis.
Warner Bros. is behind the remake and has hired "Enchanted" director, Kevin Lima, to helm. I think Galifianakis will be perfect to channel Knotts in the Mr. Limpet role, well, at least he can make this character hip again.
For now, let's take a look at the original 1964 trailer:
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Megan Fox, star of the upcoming comic book adaptation, "Jonah Hex" (opens June 18th), has been heard talking about another comic book property, "Fathom."
It's based on the Aspen Comics series created by the late Michael Turner and is being developed by Fox Atomic. Megan Fox is still signed up to star as Aspen Matthews and she will also produce the film. English actor Matthew Tate will play Chance Calloway and Jordan Mechner is finalizing the script.
Fox confirmed to MTV News that "Fathom" is still in the works and will get made come hell or high water.
"That's going to happen even if I have to step away from it and give it to someone else," she told MTV. "That movie will happen, just because I love it and it needs to happen."
What exactly does this statement mean? Is Fox leaving the "Fathom" production? Not really, on the contrary, the actress is actively participating in "Fathom's" development.
"They're still working on the script and getting that together," she told MTV. "That's in the early fetal pre-production stages."
Oh, and by the way, for those folks wondering if Fox would suck in "Jonah Hex," have no fear, she was actually good in the film.
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The internet is abuzz with the rumor that Robert Rodriguez has been offered to direct the Marvel property, "Deadpool." Ryan Reynolds first played the part in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and is set to reprise the role.
Why all the internet rumoring? Well, Twentieth Century Fox is behind "Deadpool," and the studio and Rodriguez have a loving relationship right now. Fox is distributing the upcoming Rodriguez film "Machete," as well as "Preators," which was produced by the director.
But so far, it's all been rumors, although The Los Angeles Times mentioned that "the director has indeed been sent the script (penned by the writers of "Zombieland") but has not been extended an offer."
Rodriguez would be a good choice to helm this film (he did a remarkable job adapting "Sin City" for the big screen), but until there's a major announcement from Fox, this is all just a rumor.
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