You can't keep a good Bluth down. Our very own Jeff Otto, fresh from his exclusive interview with Arrested Development star Jason Bateman at the press day for Bateman's new flick Juno, called in with the exciting news that the prospect of an AD movie is still very much a possibility. Bateman relayed the encouraging news to after a weekend meeting with series creator Mitch Hurwitz.
The latest statement comes on the heels of our August 24th report, in which Bateman remarked that a big-screen Bluth reunion "is certainly on the table."
Michael Cera, Bateman's fellow Arrested Development castmember and the co-star of Juno, indicated that he'd be game for an AD movie as well. Posted 12.03.07 by reelz
Nicolas Cage and his treasure-hunting pals Jon Voight, Diane Kruger and Justin Bartha are back to re-write history once again in National Treasure: Book of Secrets, the follow-up to the 2004 blockbuster National Treasure. The latest installment, opening nationwide on December 21st, centers on John Wilkes Booth's diary, the Statue of Liberty and a quest to find the fabled lost City of Gold.
To view the images, head over to our Book of Secrets page and click on the "Photos" tab. Posted 12.03.07 by reelz
Enchanted topped the box office for the second weekend in row, taking in $17 million for a total of $70.6 million since it opened. It was a weak box office weekend all around, with second place going to This Christmas with $8.4 million and third place going to Beowulf with $7.8 million. Posted 12.02.07 by reelz
The only big open this weekend, Awake, came in fourth with just $6 million. Specialty releases The Savages and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly had a $38,250 and $25,100 per screen average respectively.
It seems as though MGM President Harry Sloan may have gotten a little ahead of himself. As we reported earlier, Sloan had claimed that after the wonder that was Casino Royale, he's signed sexy Daniel Craig to reprise the role of 007 in the next four Bond films. Which would be terrific--provided it were true.
You see, while doing press recently for The Golden Compass, Mr. Craig has said that that is absolutely not the case. It's not that he wouldn't do four more, it's that he's more into the wait and see approach. "What I've done is I've signed up on the next movie, after that we'll see," Craig said. "It's certainly not four more".
Source: Cinematical.com. Posted 12.01.07 by reelz
It's a pretty tame weekend for new movies this week. Awake is the only major release (and nobody's seen it) while The Savages and Diving Bell and the Butterfly open in limited release.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
Not pre-screened for critics = not a good sign. Very little is known about this Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen vehicle except that it features lots of very pretty people.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
"Were it not for the fact that The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is in French, it would likely get a nomination in every Oscar category there is." [Full Review]
"The Savages is mostly a very real story of two people trying to cope with their father's swiftly impending death in the wake of a very imperfect life." [Full Review]
Posted 11.30.07 by reelz
After several days back at the bargaining table, the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) has made an offer to the writers' guild.
Although the offer would total $130 milion over three years, the WGA feels it would actually be a "massive rollback," and more plainly a "bad deal."
Still, the WGA is officially taking a few days to think the offer over. The parties will resume talks on Tuesday.
Well, that's it, we now know the full line-up of movies to delight and provoke at this year's Sundance Film Festival as the powers of Park City announced their out-of-competition entries.
As previously mentioned, Martin McDonagh's In Bruges will be the opening night film. Sean McGinly's movie about a law student who answers an ad to be a personal assistant to a celeb, The Great Buck Howard (with Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt, and John Malkovich) will play at the Salt Lake City Gala, and Neil Young's Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young examination, CSNY Deja Vu, will close. All three will be world premieres.
For the complete line-up of films at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, click here.
Source: Sundance. Posted 11.29.07 by reelz
There are few things that could make the notion of Alaska in the winter anything but terrifying, but with a film festival rolling in this weekend it sounds darn near appealing.
The 7th annual Anchorage International Film Festival starts up tomorrow night, showing over 150 films through December 9th. Ira and Abby has been selected as the opening night film.
For more information on the AIFF's films and line up, click here. Posted 11.29.07 by reelz