Tommy Lee Jones Says Goodbye to Matthew McConaughey and "The Lincoln Lawyer!" 


Tommy Lee Jones was supposed to direct and co-star with Matthew McConaughey in "The Lincoln Lawyer," but he has left production of the adaptation of the Michael Connelly novel.

The reason? Chalk it up to the good, old "creative difference" excuse.

Apparently, Jones and Lakeshore Entertainment disagreed over the script written by John Romano.

Lakeshore is reportedly looking for another director to begin production next spring.

Meanwhile, Jones is in post-production on HBO's "The Sunset Limited" based on a Cormac McCarthy play that Jones directed. Variety is also saying Jones is readying an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's "Islands in the Stream." On the bigscreen, Jones most recently wrapped the John Wells-directed "The Company Men" with Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner.

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"The Road" Movie Review 


“The Road” is the long-awaited big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s (“No Country for Old Men”) beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Originally scheduled to be released in November of last year, the film was pushed back to open this Thanksgiving weekend.


The journey for “The Road” from the pages to the big screen may have been long and arduous, but the film version of the post-apocalyptic tale is a must-see. If you enjoyed the cliché-ridden images of “2012,” it’s now time to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit in “The Road.” Read More...

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Remember "The Howling?" It's Set to Be "Reborn!" 


"The Howling" is set to terrorize theaters again! Independent film producers Joel Kastelberg and Moonstone Entertainment's Etchie Stroh are re-booting the franchise as "The Howling: Reborn."

Variety told us that former studio marketing exec Joe Nimziki, who worked at New Line, MGM and Sony, will make his feature directorial debut from his own script.

With all the "Twilight Saga: New Moon" mania going on, you know this is bound to happen.

I love the original film. John Sayles wrote the script and Joe Dante directed the 1981 flick. Dee Wallace-Stone played an anchorwoman being stalked by a serial killer who later turns out to be a werewolf...tan dan dan...

Production is set to begin in February for a Halloween release. No word on plot yet, but for now, let's relive the original. Take a look at the trailer of the 1981 horror flick:



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Jason Schwartzman Interview for "Fantastic Mr. Fox" 


I love "Fantastic Mr. Fox!" And I equally love talking with Jason Schwartzman ("Rushmore," "The Darjeeling Limited"). He provides the voice of Ash, the son of Mr. Fox (George Clooney) and Mrs. Fox (Meryl Streep).

We talked about:

His involvement with the film
His character Ash
The moral of the story
How long did he work in the project
The secret of the production
Working with Wes Anderson in an animated setting

HAVE FUN!



Here's more info about the film from Yahoo:

Cast and Credits

Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Produced by: Steven M. Rales, Arnon Milchan, Scott Rudin

Mr and Mrs Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers -- Boggis, Bunce and Bean -- who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr Fox at any cost.

Production Status: Released
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Animation and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 28 min.
Release Date: November 13th, 2009 (limited); November 25th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for action, smoking and slang humor.
Distributors:
Fox Searchlight
Production Co.:
Scott Rudin Productions, American Empirical Pictures
Studios:
20th Century Fox Animation
Financiers:
Co-Financier: Regency Enterprises, Indian Paintbrush
U.S. Box Office: $557,678
Produced in: United States

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"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Ascends at Box-Office with $140.7 Million Opening! 


The vampire versus werewolf drama "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" wolfed down $140.7 million in its first three days. And that's just at the domestic box-office. Worldwide, the "Twilight" sequel based on Stephenie Meyer's novel opened with $118.1 million.

So far, the film has made $258.8 million total!

Here are some fun facts about the film's opening success:

*** "New Moon" doubled the $69.6 million opening of its predecessor, "Twilight"

*** The film is now third on the all-time domestic chart behind last year's $158.4 million opening of "The Dark Knight," and 2007's $151.1 million opening of "Spider-Man 3"

*** "New Moon" set an all-time high for opening day with $72.7 million, beating "The Dark Knight's" $67.2 million opening last year

*** Both "Twilight" and "New Moon" opened around the same weekend date, but the third film in the saga, "Eclipse," will arrive next summer, opening in June 30.


Thanks to "New Moon," Hollywood is enjoying a 59 percent increase of business compared to last year. (Take a look at my review of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" right here)

"The Blind Side" starring Sandra Bullock surprised everyone with its $34.5 million opening, placing the film firmly at No. 2. The film's higher-than-expected box-office take pushed previous weekend's winner, "2012," to No. 3.

The disaster flick took in $26.5 million raising its domestic total to $108.2 million. So far, "2012" has made $449.8 million worldwide. Sony has recouped its reported "2012" budget of $260 million.

Here's the estimated Top 10 Films at the box-office for weekend of Nov. 20th:

1. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," $140.7 million.

2. "The Blind Side," $34.5 million.

3. "2012," $26.5 million.

4. "Planet 51," $12.6 million.

5. "Disney's A Christmas Carol," $12.2 million.

6. "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," $11 million.

7. "The Men Who Stare at Goats," $2.8 million.

8. "Couples Retreat," $2 million.

9. "The Fourth Kind," $1.7 million.

10. "Law Abiding Citizen," $1.6 million.

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