I was ready to hate the third installment of the popular “Twilight” franchise. While I appreciate the book series by author Stephenie Meyer, I thought the movie adaptations of the first two novels were horrible. So to my surprise, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” was actually good.
Gone are the cringe-worthy dialogue, acting, and shots of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) walking in slow-motion. Instead, we get an intriguing premise, and for the first time, I actually believe the love story between Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward. Read More...
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Love him or hate him, at least M. Night Shyamalan is a prolific director. "The Last Airbender" which he wrote and helmed is not even opening until next week and already, the director is shopping a new script around town.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bruce Willis are loosely attached to star in the film. And true to Shyamalan's form, no details are known about the project. Yet.
Apparently, the director has his assistant cart the script around and supervise the process while a top Hollywood executive reads the screenplay. That Shyamalan is one secretive dude.
But with his recent box-office flops namely "Lady in the Water" and "The Happening," will studios take a bite? Or will they wait until "The Last Airbender's" box-office performance?
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The start-stop voyage of "Dr. Strange" from the pages of Marvel comics to the big screen may soon be a reality. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Marvel Studios has hired "Conan" scriptwriters Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to pen "Dr. Strange."
This will likely be the first Marvel film under Walt Disney Pictures. If you remember, the House of Mouse bought Marvel for $4 billion.
The superhero character of Doctor Strange first appeared in Strange Tales #110 published by Marvel in July, 1963. Co-created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, the franchise tells the story of Stephen Strange, a famous but selfish neurosurgeon who lost his sense of touch after a car accident damaged his hands. Depressed and bitter, Strange travels to the Himalayas where a hermit called the Ancient One teaches him the powers of the mystic arts.
"Dr. Strange" is a trippy adventure punctuated by psychedelic visuals (it is called "Dr. Strange" after all). I wonder how Disney will handle that. Maybe Donnelly and Oppenheimer, who also wrote the videogame adaptation "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" for Sony, will find a cool way to interpret the comic book property's head-trippy visuals.
Once upon a time, Guillermo del Toro was attached to the project. I think Disney and Marvel should court the director again. He has the creative vision!
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Moviegoers played with "Toy Story 3" making the film the No. 1 movie in America! The third installment of the popular Disney/Pixar franchise made $109 million, joining "Shrek the Third" ($121.6 million) and "Shrek 2" ($108 million) as the three animated films to top $100 million in the first weekend.
"Toy Story 3's" box office performance gave Disney/Pixar its best debut, easily beating the $70.5 million opening for "The Incredibles."
Here's the estimated box office films for weekend of June 18th:
1. "Toy Story 3," $109 million -- Okay, let's just leave it at that okay? No more "Toy Story 4" Disney/Pixar and create something new and fresh that will equal the magic of the "Toy Story" franchise. (Check out my review of "Toy Story 3" right here)
2. "The Karate Kid," $29 million -- sadly, a sequel is being planned right now. Remember the fate of the last two "Karate Kid" films from the 80s? Yeah, we forgot about them! (Check out my "Karate Kid" review right here)
3. "The A-Team," $13.8 million -- I still love you! (Check out my review of "The A-Team" right here)
4. "Get Him to the Greek," $6.1 million -- I still love you too! (Check out my review of "Get Him to the Greek" right here)
5. "Shrek Forever After," $5.5 million -- um, make sure this is the final chapter. (Check out my interview with Walt Dohrn aka Rumpelstiltskin -- my favorite of the new characters -- right here)
6. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," $5.3 million -- Jake Gyllenhaal didn't exactly wow us with his turn as the Prince of Persia. (Check out my review of "Prince of Persia" right here)
7. "Killers," $5.1 million -- Killed!
8. "Jonah Hex," $5.09 million -- Dear Josh Brolin, sorry this film bombed, but I still love talking to you! Check out my fun interview with the actor right here.
9. "Iron Man 2," $2.7 million -- Wow, it seems like this film opened many moons ago! (Check out my "Iron Man 2" review right here)
10. "Marmaduke," $2.65 million -- This was dogged at the box-office!
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