Monsters Inc 2The fun-loving monsters are back! Pixar is already in production on Monsters University, a prequel to Monsters Inc, directed by Dan Scanlon (Tracy). The animated odd couple, Mike Wazowski and James P. 'Sulley' Sullivan, are back at the University of Fear.  The film tells us how...

The Lone Ranger logoCowboys & werewolves?  Not any time soon, as Disney has shown by nixing preproduction on producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s adaptation of The Lone Ranger. Just two months before shooting was to take place in New Mexico under the direction of Gore Verbinski...

Rum DiaryThis fall may actually bring the long-delayed release of The Rum Diary, an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s first, but long lost novel. Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean 4) once again pays ...

OuijaThe recent Hollywood "trend" of converting board game properties into movies seems to be waning a bit, even though it really never got completely off the ground. Of course Battleship is set to arrive in theaters next summer, and if the trailer for that film is ...

Ghostbusters 3 NewsWith or without Bill Murray's involvement, Ghostbusters 3 finally seems to be moving forward. At least that's what Dan Aykroyd says. We know it's getting kind of tiresome hearing about the on-again off-again nature of this production, but this latest bit ...

Martin ScorceseAdd another remake to the list!  Rumor has it that Paramount is developing a remake of the 1974 drama The Gambler Deadline is reporting that the product is possibly to be directed by Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island) and a screenplay written by William Monahan (The Departed)...

FlatlinersFright Night. The Gambler. Footloose. What connects these films? They are all among Hollywood’s plight to remake anything and everything. So it’s no surprise that Columbia Pictures has a remake of Flatliners in the works, alongside Further Films who produced the ...

The Coen BrothersThe Coen-quirk continues as the dynamic duo reveal the subject and title of their next film.  Joel and Ethan Coen (A Serious Man) are creating a movie centered around 1960’s folk music scene in New York’s Greenwich Village entitled Inside Llewyn Davis ...

The Expendables 2While announcements and buzz about the upcoming Expendables sequel have the cast turning over more frequently than a Pillsbury pastry, one recent tidbit of casting news caught our eye.  Millennium Films had briefly updated the  ...

The Great Gatsby After stumbling out the gate with crippling bouts of ego posturing, casting dilemmas, and production delays, director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby has finally gotten under way. Principal photography ...

JJ Abrams to direct Star Trek 2After much speculation, rumors, and hopeful optimism over the last few months, we have (almost) official word that J.J. Abrams is indeed boarding the Enterprise once again to bring us a sequel to his smash 2009 hit, Star Trek...

BeetlejuiceIt’s official: Hollywood is either out of ideas or simply won’t take a chance on any new ones. Remakes, re-imaginings and way-too-late sequels seem to be all the rage for the studios to bring money to them...

Lindsay Pulsipher - Bonnie ParkerWe learned earlier this summer that the production on the Bonnie and Clyde legend called The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, was to get underway this fall with Limitless director Neil Burger taking the helm and Hilary Duff in the role ...

Star Wars Episode blu-rayWho knows if that boycott called for by the hardcore Star Wars fans did any good for those who had hoped to punish Lucas for his filthy molestation of a cinematic classic. If it did, it was minimal, because today Twentieth Century Fox said that the recently released ...

No 3D Movie GlassesThe scourge that is the recent rash of 3D movies is about to get worse... and even more expensive. That's because Sony Pictures Entertainment recently sent a letter to theater owners informing them that after May 1 of next year, the studio will ...

Anna KareninaWord came down today from Working Films that production has begun on Joe Wright's adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy classic, Anna Karenina. The film marks Wright's fourth film with Working title and his third collaboration with Keira Knightley who will star opposite ...

Arrested DevelopmentOfficial hope has arrived!  It was announced on Sunday at The New Yorker Festival that an Arrested Development movie will happen after a new lead-in season on television.  Fans of the cult classic show have been waiting patiently for word of a movie since its ...

Netflix adds Lilyhammer to lineupFinding itself a victim of its own success in the online streaming business, Netflix will continue to do battle with stingy content providers by funding original productions. In fact, Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix sat down with Mike Lang at MIPCOM in Cannes this week to announce ...

Netflix logoIn a move that seems to have gone over well with investors today, Netflix said it will not separate its DVD-by-mail and online streaming services as it had previously announced back in September. "It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we ...

DriveSeems a poor box office showing isn't the only thing the distributors of the crime drama Drive are left to face after the film failed to catch traction with the general public following a scorching run on the international film circuit.  Now it must go up against the court system since one viewer didn't think the film was...

Tower HeistThere's a bit of good news coming out of Hollywood for anyone who prefers curling up on the couch to take in a new flick over schlepping to the nearest cineplex. Seems that universal is plowing forward with a controversial plan to ...

Anna PaquinTrue Blood's Anna Paquin will join Twilight's Cam Giganet in Shana Sosin's indie production called Free Ride. Written and directed by Sosin, the drama is based on a true story in which an abused uneducated single mother (Paquin) struggles ...

AvatarSpeaking at MIPCOM recently in Cannes, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos suggested his company looks at what people are pirating in different parts of the world to help figure out what titles to license for for that region. An ...

Blu-rayLess than stellar DVD sales have continued to drag the home video market down in 2011, but a strong showing from X-Men: First Class, Thor, and The Star Wars Saga on the blu-ray format, have prompted a 156% surge in  ...

Warner Bros video vaultMimicking the home video embargo strategy utilized for years by Disney whereby popular films are pulled from the market and placed in the Disney Vault, Reuters is reporting that Warner Bros. has announced it will remove all its Harry Potter DVDs and Blu-ray discs from ...

Wiseguy 1980s TVThe attempted revival of 80s TV continues with the recent report that Stephen J. Cannell's series Wiseguy is coming back as a contemporary take on the disgraced former cop who cuts a deal to work undercover for time off his sentence. The series, ...

Ben Affleck Matt DamonBen Affleck (The Town) and Matt Damon (Contagion) are rumored to reunite for their first collaboration since their first feature film, Good Will Hunting. The duo are seeking to do a biopic on New England ganster Whitey Bulger, Boston’s most notorious ganster. The project is part of a new deal to revamp the team’s...

Blu-ray logoThanks to an increased appetite for HD - as well as a larger availability of cheaper Hi-def televisions - Americans spent about 5% more on home video during the third quarter over the same period last year. This represents the first increase since early 2008.Though the increase could be a ...

Daniel CraigBond is back for the 23rd installment of the franchise.  Sony/Columbia has Skyfall scheduled to be released in November 2012 coinciding with the series’ 50th anniversary.  Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes (Away We Go) will be directing his first James Bond film, which starts...

Where in the world is Carmen San DiegoThough Walden Media is currently saying that Jennifer Lopez is only set to produce the Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? big screen adaptation, experience tells us it will only be a matter of days or weeks until the story is revised to report that Jenny from the Block will don ...

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.Although several The Man From U.N.C.L.E. adaptation attempts have come and gone through recent years, none was closer to coming to fruition than Steven Soderbergh's vision which was to begin taking shape in the form of a production schedule beginning in March of next year. But now, even this one has been officially mothballed due to ...

24 movie adaptationThough Tony Scott is no longer attached to the film, the folks over at 20th Century Fox are reportedly ready to pull the trigger on the oft-rumored 24 big screen adaptation. Rumors began popping up earlier this year about the return of Jack Bauer in a big theatrical tent-pole film version of the...

The DescendantsThe Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which we are a proud member, voted the comedy-drama THE DESCENDANTS as the best film of 2011, according to the results of its 18th annual critics’ poll released today. Rounding out the ...

The MunstersNBC is reviving the classic '60s comedy The Munsters and will present it as a weekly comedy/drama. Bryan Fuller of Pushing Daisies fame has written the story loosely based on the original but with a modern twist, while Bryan Singer (Superman Returns) will produce and direct the pilot...

The Best movies of 2011As the curtain falls on the 2011 movie season, it's not only time to reflect back upon all the salted pretzels eaten, the gallons of soda chugged, and the tubs of artery-clogging gelatinous goo (posing as hot butter) poured over calorie-loaded coconut-oil-cooked popcorn, but it's also the...

Paramount PicturesParamount Pictures had the best movies of 2011. That is, if big box office take equals "best." With a huge slate of financially successful films released throughout last year, including Michael Bay's mega-hit Transformers film, the relaunch of the Mission: Impossible franchise, and its first original ...

Lilyhammer begins February 6th on NetflixNetflix's movement to become a legitimate playing in the original programming arena takes another step forward this February when its original series Lilyhammer will hit the internet. We first learned of Lilyhammer back in October when Chief Content Officer Ted Serandos sat down at MIPCOM and announced ...

CarrieYet another brilliant horror film of the past will succumb to the filthy Hollywood remake machine when the Brian DePalma/Sissy Spacek high school bullying classic Carrie gets a revisit, this time by MGM and Screen Gems. The Carrie project was first hinted at last Spring when it was reported...

george Lucas Red tailsThis weekend marks the release of the long-gestating George Lucas passion project Red Tails, a biopic of sorts about the Tuskeegee airmen who battled racism to fly fighter planes for their country during WWII. The film itself has been through its own uphill battle to see the light of day in theaters...

Star Trek production underwaySequels have always had a lot of pressure behind them.  To add to that pressure, it’s a sequel from a rebooted, iconic TV and movie franchise with an almost cult-like following.  That’s right, Star Trek 2 is on its way.  J.J. Abrams (Super 8) brought the Enterprise back to the final frontier over two years ago complete ...

Bridesmaids - Movie ReviewFinally, the kind of movie sequel news we like to hear. Not typically a practitioner of the "discretion is the better part of valor" ideology, Hollywood is showing a bit of unexpected bravery with word coming down that Kristen Wiig et. al. are taking a pass on ...

Just one short day after settling the lawsuit that had held up production of the much talked about remake of The Crow, Relativity Media have aThe Crow Sequel Newsnnounced that F. Javier Gutierrez has been brought on board to direct the ...

Pirates: The Band of Misfits trailerAardman Animations, the outfit behind many recent stop-motion "clay-mation" films such as Chicken Run, the Wallace & Gromit series, Flushed Away, and most recently, Arthur Christmas, is coming under fire for a scene from its upcoming animated 3D film...

BitTorrent logoConventional wisdom holds that the growing world popularity of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing protocol since its inception in 2003, is the main culprit in the slumping U.S. movie box office. And that assumption, bolstered by the incessant harping from the movie studios about their struggle...

The Adventures of Tintin - poster and trailerIf you haven't had a chance to catch The Adventures of Tintin yet (apparently most of you haven't), there's still a bit of time to see the Oscar nominated film as it finishes out its theatrical run in the States. Coming from the pages of Belgian artist ...

Horror trailers ruin Puss in BootsWhat could be more frightening to a parent than having to attend a crowded Puss in Boots screening chock full of sugar-fed, over-caffeinated children? Explaining to them that there's not really such a thing as a motorcycle rider whose head explodes into flames and that lady ...

Man sues movie chain over high priced snacks

Sick and tired of outrageous movie snack prices? Apparently, so is Joshua Thompson, a Detroit area man who was so incensed at the $8 he had to shell out recently for a box of Goobers and cup of soda, that he decided to let the legal system take up ...

Ultimate Marvel MarathonLooks like May 3rd is shaping up to be the Marvel Comics doomsday as AMC Theaters is cooking up the Ultimate Marvel Marathon in which the studio will screen six epic Marvel movies back-to-back leading up to the midnight screening of The Avengers 3D. The night won't be cheap though, with tickets ...

Leprechaun franchise rebootJust in time to erin go a little braugh, Lionsgate and WWE (yes, that's the wrestling outfit) recently announced a movie production deal to share costs on a pair of movies, one of which is said to be a reboot of the Leprechaun franchise. Though we need ...

TMNT Iron Man 3

It appears Michael Bay has set off yet another explosion, but this time it's not of the incendiary type. Fans of the '80s inspired comic-book-to-TV-to-movie series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became incensed last week when word got out that the braintrust (led by producer Michael Bay) ...

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