Archive for June 2007

Harrison And Shia Together On The Set Of ‘Indy 4’

June 30, 2007

harrisonshia.gifSeems someone managed to sneak a camera past the production crew on the set of Indy 4 and snagged some pictures of Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf together for the first time.  If you’re interested, Just Jared has about six pictures of the duo together.  The pictures are kind of humorous.  I think the intent is to make Ford look outdated and uncool when he meets his son, played by Shia.  And giving validity to the rumors about the kind of Shia would be, he is all decked out in his ‘greaser’ attire.

Still too earlier to tell whether this is going to shape up to good or not.  One can only hope

Review — Ratatouille

June 30, 2007

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It’s hard not to be excited whenever this Pixar brings a new feature film to theaters. The company has been an animation powerhouse ever since their very first feature, Toy Story, and they’ve continued with that same amount of momentum without losing any steam along the way. (And no, I’m not counting Cars. I know a lot of people didn’t like it but I don’t count it only because I haven’t seen it.) That brings us to the present day and the release of their 8th feature Ratatouille. It’s only a matter of time before the mighty fall, but today is not that day and I’m wondering if it ever come will for Pixar. To put it simply, this film is good. (more…)

The Quick News — 6/29/07

June 29, 2007

jim-carrey.gifWhether you believe it or not, there is actually a lot of stuff I don’t get around to posting. It’s a time issue mostly, but sometimes I’m overly picky about what I post. I’m starting this new daily rundown of the casting news and movie news I don’t always get a chance to report on.

-Jim Carrey is set to star in Sober Buddies, a comedy about a software executive assigned a court-appointed Sober Buddy accompany him on a business trip and things start to get interesting when the Sober Buddy falls off the wagon.

-Cameron Diaz will be starring in Richard Kelly’s The Box, about a young woman who is given a strange box with buttons on it and is told different things will happen depending on which button she presses.

-Disney has picked up Pool Rats a family comedy that will star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The film, a semi-autobiographical story inspired by one of the movie’s writers, is about the wild times he had coaching a neighborhood league swim team during a summer that he says changed both his life and his swimmers.

-Megan Fox has signed on to join the cast of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People the adaptation of the Toby Young memoir. Fox will play a “a young Hollywood starlet getting her first taste of fame.” The film also stars Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Gillian Anderson, Danny Glover, and Jeff Bridges.

-Marc Forester is teaming back up with Mandate Pictures to direct Land of Roses. Forester previously worked with Mandate on Stranger Than Fiction. The film is inspired by real-life events in post-9/11 America. A group of people try work to get an Middle Eastern father freed from prison after he is wrongfully accused of being a terrorist.

Movie Poster Paradise

June 29, 2007

horton-thumb.gifOver in Amsterdam, an event know as Cinema Expo took place this week and with it came a plethora of brand new movie posters.  Some of the movies include: Horton Hears a Who, Stardust, Iron Man, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and Beowulf just to name a few.

If you’re interested in checking them out, click here (they are seperated by studio so there are pages).

Brand New ‘Simpsons’ Poster And Official Site Launch

June 29, 2007

simpsons-thumb.gifWith The Simpsons Movie just a few weeks away, it’s understandable for new goodies to be coming along for us to enjoy.  Today we get a brand new movie poster(click the pic for a larger version) but also, the official web site, simpsonsmovie.com,just launched as well.

The site has several games, downloads, and even a virtual tour of Springfield.   It’s a pretty cool and it should keep you at least a little busy until July 27 when the movie hits theaters.

More On ‘Cloverfield’

June 29, 2007

jjabrams.gifThe fine folks over at Coming Soon are now reporting that they, too, have seen the teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams top-secret project Cloverfield. I reported about this just the other day after Ain’t It Cool got a report from someone who saw it.

According to CS, the trailer is awesome but if you haven’t read anything about it up until now you should keep it that way to enhance your viewing experience. Where can you see it? Well the trailer will be showing next week with Transformers of course. I’m quite excited about it already and I haven’t even seen it.

There’s also an official website Cloverfieldmovie.com, but it’s just redirecting to Paramount’s main page right now.

National Lampoon Newest Spoof ‘301’

June 29, 2007

300.gifLooks like National Lampoon might be bringing back their ‘A’ game with their latest movie effort.  National Lampoon’s 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Wallace Leonidas, written by Jason Burinescu, is a spoof of epic proportions, tackling such titles as 300, Troy, Gladiator, and Braveheart, reports Variety.

The studio is looking to move away from their increasingly disappointed direct-to-DVD efforts, and will be choosing their projects a lot more carefully according to CEO Daniel Laikin.

“As we aggressively move into the inhouse film production business, ‘301’ is the kind of project we get very excited about,” Laikin said. “This will be a great complement to our library.”