Things are coming up nothing but roses these days for Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, with his two-part rendition of The Hobbit underway. But before he goes back to Middle Earth, he went back to Hellboy.
See what he has to say about Hellboy II: The Golden Army in our interview with Guillermo del Toro. And then go see Hellboy II, in theaters today. Posted 07.11.08 by reelz
There are two official Sherlock Holmes projects in the works and now both of them have their lead role cast.
Last week, word broke that Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell have signed on to play Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson in a comedic version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's well-known stories for Columbia Pictures.
Meanwhile, over at Warner Bros., Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. has been cast as a more serious version of the super-sleuth in Guy Ritchie's more traditional (albeit also comicbook-inspired) take.
Now it's a race to the theater. May the best Holmes win.
Source: Variety. Posted 07.10.08 by reelz
After directing Eddie Murphy in the both Norbit and Meet Dave (in theaters tomorrow), Brian Robbins is now aiming to complete a trifecta, working with the talented funnyman on the high-concept comedy A Thousand Words.
"A Thousand Words is a curse movie," Robbins told us at the premiere for Meet Dave. "It's about a guy who doesn't shut up, and then he gets a curse put on him and he's gotta shut up. So then you have Eddie Murphy, one of the most gifted verbal comedians of our generation, who stops talking at the end of the first act of the movie and becomes basically Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin for the rest of (it)."
Robbins estimates that Murphy goes speechless for as long as 30 minutes in the film. Without the aid of words, fat suits or other hilarious prosthetics, A Thousand Words could very well be the comedian's greatest challenge yet. Posted 07.10.08 by reelz
As expected, AFTRA officially ratified its new deal with the studios on Tuesday. SAG, however, is still refusing to budge.
SAG and the AMPTP are supposed to meet today to discuss the final offer that AMPTP gave on Monday. SAG, however, rejects the notion that any offer is actually final.
Regardless, it is clear that SAG will have a difficult time mustering up the support for the strike it would need to really push the AMPTP's hand in negotiations, and even SAG itself is downplaying the likelihood of a strike.
Despite a solid box office tally and generally positive reviews, The Incredible Hulk might not spawn any sequels, says The Hollywood Reporter. After bursting out of the gate with a $55 million openening weekend, Edward Norton's franchise reboot sputtered in recent weeks, and will struggle to best the $245 million worldwide gross of its 2003 predecessor, Ang Lee's much-derided Hulk. And while Marvel couldn't wait to greenlight a sequel for Iron Man (even designating a 2010 release date, much to Jon Favreau's chagrin), they have yet to do so with The Incredible Hulk, prompting some analysts to wonder whether a follow-up will ever materialize. Looks like it might be "one and done" for Ed Norton's superhero career. Posted 07.10.08 by reelz
Dark Knight is all the rave these days but movie fans still have to wait another nine days for that one. In the meantime, this week Hellboy II (check out Brent Simon's Hellboy II review); the Eddie Murphy vehicle Meet Dave and the family-friendly Journey to the Center of the Earth (showing in 3-D in some locations) hit screens. Posted 07.09.08 by reelz
Today we have a full review of Journey to the Center of the Earth for you. Is it worth donning those ever-fashionable 3-D glasses for 90 minutes? Check out our full review to find out.
Opening this Friday is the comedy Meet Dave, about a miniature race of aliens who travel to Earth in a spaceship built to resemble a full-size human being (played by funnyman Eddie Murphy). You may recall the film was once known by a different -- and perhaps more apt -- title: Starship Dave. What prompted the change?
"The studio," Meet Dave director Brian Robbins revealed to us yesterday at the film's premiere. "Starship Dave is a better title, I agree. Everybody has their theories, but Fox is really good at what they do, marketing-wise, so it's hard to argue with them."
We'll find out if the change pays off this weekend, when Meet Dave takes on Hellboy II and Journey to the Center of the Earth at the Multi-plex. Posted 07.09.08 by reelz
Clark Gregg's adaptation of the Chuck Palahniuk novel about a sexually addicted colonial reenactor with a crazy mother in a nursing home, Choke, is mere months away from hitting theaters. But the photos are here now!
Check out our Choke photo gallery to get a preview of the next movie from the author of Fight Club. It looks great. Posted 07.09.08 by reelz