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Gotta’ See Trailers: Benicio Stars In ‘The Wolfman’

BenicioWolfmanBenicio del Toro will don a hairy costume and faux fangs for his upcoming role in Joe Johnston’s “The Wolfman”. Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) returns home after his brother has been brutally murdered and sets out to find the monstrous creature that lurks in the dark. Joining him on his quest is Detective Aberline (Hugo Weaving) from Scotland Yard. However, Talbot is attacked and turned into the very thing he was hunting…

Hit the jump for the trailer and information on the turmoil this pic has gone through, including three previous release dates.

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August 31, 2009 Posted by | Gotta' See Trailers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Film Announcements: Stallone’s ‘Rambo 5’ Greenlit

RamboThe “Saw” franchise doesn’t have jack on Sly’s ability to keep a brand going. According to Variety, Stallone will be preparing for a fifth Rambo as Nu Image/Millennium Films plans to begin production in the spring. Sly will return as director, writer, and star, the same duties he took on for 2008’s “Rambo”.

Hit the jump for plot details and more information, including the action-star heavy “The Expendables” film. Continue reading

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Reviewin’ For You: ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra’


So, I finally broke down and saw one of my cherished childhood memories brought to live-action this weekend (as evidenced by the ticket you see above). What I came away with was a mixed bag of a decent action story with tons of CGI sprinkled with a little bit of flair and personality aimed at a younger audience or the kid inside all of us.

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Breakin’ News: Disney To Purchase Marvel For $4 Billion


Well, this was unexpected. According to a press release by Disney, they will buy Marvel in a stock and cash transaction that is expected to reach $4 billion. This deal isn’t quite set in stone yet, but by all accounts it seems that the mouse-ears will own one of the largest entertainment brands in the world.

Hit the jump for an official statement by Marvel’s CEO and my thoughts. Continue reading

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Makin’ Bank: Aug. 28-30- ‘Destination’ On Top

3D is going strong as evidenced by the estimated $28.3 million “The Final Destination” pulled in for Warner Bros. and New Line. Meanwhile The Weinstein Co.’s “Inglourious Basterds” held its own in second place with a weekend tally of $20 million flat and a fall of 47%, bringing its domestic cume to $73.8 million. In third place was rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie’s “Halloween II” with a tally of $17.4 million, also for The Weinstein Co.

For more on how the weekend broke down, hit the jump. Continue reading

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Gotta’ See Trailers: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’


Hot off the heels of the massive success of “The Dark Knight”, Nolan has lured in an outstanding cast to populate the world of his next film. A 2010 release is planned for this science fiction film that is shrouded in mystery. So far, two descriptions are available: “contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind” and “a CEO-type becomes involved in a blackmailing scandal”. This trailer is a rare peek into the world of “Inception” and I can’t wait to see more.

If YOU want to see the trailer, join me after the jump.

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Gotta’ See Trailers: Clooney Stars In ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats’

The Men Who Stare at Goats movie image George ClooneyYea, far out name for a movie, but then again it is about a secret division of psychic operatives in the armed forces. Yes, this is a comedy, and George Clooney plays the best of the best of said operatives, even calling himself a “Jedi”. Ewen McGregor (interesting casting decision there, huh?) plays a Jedi reporter that stumbles upon the unit.

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August 30, 2009 Posted by | Gotta' See Trailers | , , , | Leave a comment

More Pirates? Spielberg Says Yarrr!

big-piratelatitudesAccording to Variety, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks are planning to bring Michael Crichton’s first posthumous novel —”Pirate Latitudes”—to life.

Tasked with adapting the novel is David Koepp, a familiar Crichton and Spielberg collaborator. Koepp adapted and Spielberg directed “Jurassic Park” and “The Lost World”, both based on the Crichton novels of the same name. No word yet on whether Spielberg will also direct this film, but he is set to produce.

The New York Times, reporting in early April, said that “Latitudes” was found on Crichton’s computer by his assistant and required very little editing. HarperCollins plans to publish the novel on Nov. 24, while they are working on finishing another book Mr. Crichton was working on when he passed away from cancer in November.

Set in 1665 around the Caribbean, “Latitudes” is an adventure story that focuses on a pirate, Captain Edward Hunter, and his scheme to infiltrate a nearby Spanish island named Matanceros and steal the Spanish galleon, El Trinidad, rumored to be ported there. With the help of the Jamaican governor, Hunter gathers a group of bandits and plans to attack the Spanish infantry and the cutthroat commander Cazalla, tasked with guarding the fortune of gold in El Trinidad. However, hijacking the galleon is only the beginning of Hunter’s adventure.

ComingSoon reports that they will wait for the Koepp script to be finished before setting sail on the project.

August 29, 2009 Posted by | Film announcements | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Updates

Okay, so the blog is rolling right now and I’d like to let everyone know that in the future I will have features sprinkled in throughout each month. In fact, I know the first recurring feature will be headed your way on Tuesday, the first of September.

What will happen on that day? Well, it’s a feature called “New Month Montage” that will showcase all of the upcoming films for that month with lots of photos. I will detail each main character with a healthy amount of photos, let you know if the film is a wide release or limited, and give you plot details that are spoiler free (cuz we all want to know what that brand new film is that everyone is talking about). Of course I will give you the release dates, as well.

For now, stay tuned for more movie news.

-Bill G

August 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why Did ‘Shutter Island’ Get A New Release Date?

shutter-island-posterThe Martin Scorsese directed Shutter Island has been pushed back from Oct. 2 to next year by Paramount Pictures. This unexpected move results in a Feb. 19 release for a film that has an all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ben Kingsley.

So, what is the reasoning behind this? Hit the jump to find out. Continue reading

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Ponderin', Schedule Changes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment