Here you go, my reviews of the two biggest films this weekend, "Piranha 3D" and "Nanny McPhee Returns." Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!
Here's more info on the movies from Yahoo:
Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; A new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.
Genres: Suspense/Horror, Thriller and Remake
Running Time: 1 hr. 29 min.
Release Date: August 20th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
Distributors: Dimension Films
Cast and Credits
Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfuss
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Produced by: Ryan Kavanaugh, Louis G. Friedman, Bob Weinstein
"Nanny McPhee Returns"
In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she's arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.
Genres: Art/Foreign, Comedy, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Adaptation and Sequel
Release Date: August 20th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements.
Cast and Credits
Starring: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith
Directed by: Susanna White
Produced by: Emma Thompson, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin
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...he doesn't want to say goodbye to his beloved Hellboy.
MTV News is reporting that director Guillermo Del Toro wants to do a third movie of the popular franchise but it all depends on whether star Ron Perlman wants to put on the layers upon layers of red Hellboy make-up.
In an interview with MTV News, Del Toro said:
"You know, I think that everyone should ask Ron [Perlman]," said del Toro. "I had dinner with [Perlman] last night. He said 'six hours [in the makeup chair], what do you want?'" And he's doing 'Sons of Anarchy' without makeup. He's spoiled! He likes to be the big cheese without the makeup session."
"I would love to do it," continued del Toro. "But the heartbreak for me is that I know how it ends and I don't know if I want to see that ending. But I would love to do it."
I love the "Hellboy" franchise, and I felt we were left hanging in the second movie so Mr. Del Toro and creator Mike Mignola, let's please get some closure and do "Hellboy 3"...please? (Check out my interviews with the "Hellboy 2" cast and Del Toro right here)
SOURCE: MTV NEWS
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Idris Elba is taking over the role originated by Morgan Freeman in 1997's "Kiss the Girls" and 2001's "Along Came a Spider." Elba has signed to play Dr. Alex Cross in "Cross" based on James Patterson's bestselling murder mystery series according to Deadline Hollywood.
David Twohy is attached to direct and he's rewriting the script written by Kerry Williamson. The novel's plot centers on Cross' search for a serial rapist who may have killed his pregnant wife years before.
Production may start in spring of 2011 and Paramount may distribute.
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"2012" worked wonders at the box-office, so why not make a movie titled "11 11 11?" Apparently, there's a numerological phenomenon about 11:11, where (Wiki):
Numerologists believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than chance or coincidence. This belief is related to the concept of synchronicity. Other authors believe it is an auspicious sign, and others that it signals a spirit presence. The belief that it has mystical powers has been adopted by believers in New Age philosophies. However, skeptics say that Uri Geller's examples of 11:11 phenomenon in world events are examples of post-hoc reasoning and confirmation bias.
Now, "Saw" director (he directed numerous "Saw" films), Darren Lyn Bousman (pictured above) is partnering with producer Wayne Rice for the film according to The Hollywood Reporter.
So when will the supernatural flick open? Well, Nov. 11, 2011, of course!
Bousman is also writing the script which whill focus on the 11 gates of Heaven "and how on 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month, the 11th gate will open up and something from another world will enter the earthly realm for 49 minutes." (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
Okay, hopefully, character development of the film will be longer than 49 minutes!
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Have You Heard of "Cobra -- the Space Pirate?" It Will Be a Sci-Fi Extravaganza from "Piranha 3D" Director
So apparently, "Cobra -- the Space Pirate" is a big deal! It's a Japanese manga from Buichi Terasawa that became an animated series and very popular in Europe. According to Deadline Hollywood, "Piranha 3D" director, Alexandre Aja, who grew up loving the series, wants to turn it into a big-screen adventure.
So what is "Cobra -- the Space Pirate" about? A quick Wiki trip reveals:
"The series follows the adventures of Cobra who lived an ordinary life until enemies started to hunt him down. Cobra surgically alters his face, and erases his own memory to hide from his enemies. Cobra starts to regain his memories and then unites with his old partner Lady Armaroid and his ship Tortuga. Later in his adventures, Cobra meets the Royal sisters whose map-tattoos lead to treasure."
Aja has been granted the rights by Terasawa and he is writing the script with Gregory Levasseur. This one will be far cry from Aja's previous horror flicks such as "The Hills Have Eyes," "Mirrors," and the upcoming "Piranha 3D." (Check out my interview with Elizabeth Shue for "Piranha 3D" right here)
Aja tells Deadline:
"I grew up dreaming about Cobra...My day was, finish school, run home and switch on the TV and I was hardly the only one. Kids did it in France, Italy, Spain, all over Western Europe. For many people there is Star Wars and nothing else, but for me and my writing partner Gregory, there is Star Wars and Cobra. I am so surprised it never crossed the ocean and made the same impact in the U.S., because it is so big everywhere else. There are 60 books, a lot of TV animation and so many adventures, pirates and bad guys that it is perfect to be reinvented into a really cool space opera adventure franchise for a new generation."
Aja clearly has passion for this project, so more power to him! Oh, and he wants to shoot and present this sci-fi project in digital 3D.
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