You know them, you love them and tis the season to get into the spirit.
Today we count down our favorite murderous whack jobs from the movies, be it the monster variety (Frankenstein's Monster and Dracula), the torture pornsters (a little Jigsaw) or the classic 80's slashers (good old Fred Kruger and cute little Jason Voorhes).
We've got our favorite 13 from top to bottom complete with memorable quotes from each pic. Check 'em out and let us know who you would include on your whack job list! Posted 10.10.07 by reelz
Universal has finally greenlit the Will Ferrell "event comedy" Land of the Lost, which has been floating around the ether (with Ferrell attached) for years.
Despite Ferrell's status as virtual box office gold, word is Universal was a little gun-shy of making another big budget comedy--especially after the lackluster performance of Evan Almighty last summer. But the movie's budget was taken down to a more reasonable (ha) $100 million and shooting was scheduled to start in March.
Brad Silberling (Lemony Snickets: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Moonlight Mile) will direct Land of the Lost, which is indeed an adaptation of Sid and Marty Krofft's well-known children's TV show.
Source: Variety. Posted 10.10.07 by reelz
The London Film Festival has just released the guest list for its events and let's just say star-studded is an understatement. The celebs will be out in full force to promote their movies that will be screening at the festival, which starts next week.
Among the attendees are Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Colin Firth and John Cusack. Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford will also attend the world premiere of their new movie, Lions for Lambs.
For a more exhaustive list of celebrity attendees, check out our London Film Festival rundown. Posted 10.10.07 by reelz
The train of progress pushes forward on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek.
Eric Bana (Munich, Troy) has signed on to play baddie Nero and up-and-comer Chris Pine (Smokin' Aces) is in discussions to take the pivotal role of Captain Kirk.
Not much else is known about the movie, which is wrapped tightly in the typical Abrams shroud of secrecy. Perhaps that Indiana Jones 4 extra could work for him and then give us a little scoop? Posted 10.10.07 by reelz
As rumors continue to swirl that The Goonies might be returning to the big screen in animated form, Sean Astin, star of the 1985 blockbuster, remains convinced that a live-action follow-up, featuring Mikey, Chunk, Mouth and the rest of the gang as grown-ups, is still viable.
"I'd prefer to do it live-action, but I don't think they're mutually exclusive," he revealed yesterday in an exclusive interview with Reelz.com. "I would love to see an animated Goonies cartoon and I would love to do a feature film. If an animated cartoon is easier and less expensive to make, and is going to help develop a fan base, so when it comes time to do a movie they can really do it right, then that's cool too."
"I think they've always made a mistake in thinking that the thing that's great about the Goonies franchise is that it's about kids going on an adventure," Astin continued. "To me, the audience that loved the Goonies initially will want to know what's happening with those Goonies. That same tone, the same quality that was infused throughout the Goonies can be captured with us as adults."
Astin went on to add that he actually developed his own story outline for a Goonies sequel, but "nobody wanted to hear it."
Well, we at Reelz.com want to hear it, and we're pretty certain plenty of other people will want to hear it, too. The continuing story of the Goonies gang must be told! If not for us, then for Corey. Lord knows he could use the work.
Astin's latest movie, The Final Season, opens this Friday. Posted 10.09.07 by reelz
Everyone and their aunt thinks Cate Blanchett is an amazing actress--with good reason, of course. Add to that group the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, who will be bestowing their annual Modern Master Award to the Australian powerhouse at this year's ceremony.
Blanchett, who can be seen reprising her role as Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth: The Golden Age as of this Friday has been receiving early oscar buzz for the film already. But whether or not that little golden man is meant to go home with her, the Santa Barbarans are ready to crown her their queen.
The 23rd annual Santa Barbara Film Festival will run from Jan. 24 to Feb. 3, 2008. For more information, click here. Posted 10.09.07 by reelz
George Lucas made headlines recently with his bold assertion that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be as good as the first Indy flick, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Lucas, who made the statement to VH1 while on the red carpet for AFI's 40th Anniversary gala last week, also bragged that the fourth film in the series will be the most similar in tone to the first one.
Far be it from me to question the wisdom of the man who gave us Jar-Jar Binks, Ewoks and midichlorians, but if the fourth Indiana Jones flick does indeed have a chance to be as good as the first one, it's only because Lucas isn't directing it. Posted 10.09.07 by reelz
Like the unstoppable killing machines featured in its films, the Terminator franchise simply refuses to die. If CHUD and Ain't It Cool News are to believed, a fourth chapter in the venerable Sci-fi series is in the works, with McG directing and Vin Diesel possibly starring.
It's the role Diesel was born to play: stilted, robotic movements, little dialogue, lots of flexing. I must say, however, that I'm a little disappointed with Skynet. After the T-100 made its impressive debut, the Terminator product line really went downhill. The liquid metal T-1000 was a flashy bust, and while the T-X was certainly easy on the eyes, its performance in the field was a tad underwhelming. Will the Vin Diesel model halt this disappointing trend? I'm not optimistic, but I'll reserve judgment until I see Terminator 4.
Diesel seems to be emulating the career path of fellow tough guy Arnold Schwarzenegger, albeit in sort of a second-rate, b-list fashion. First there was the Kindergarten Cop re-hash The Pacifier, and now we have this Terminator re-hash. What's next, a run for West Hollywood City Council? Posted 10.09.07 by reelz