When last we checked in with gearhead guru Billy Hammon, he showed off the amazing collection of big screen bikes that have made Picture Car Warehouse their final resting place. Now, Hammon has invited us back to check out all of the uniquely awesome movie cars that Picture Car Warehouse has designed and custom fabricated for several recent movies, including Justin Timberlake's retro-futuristic car from In Time and the "Black Beauty" that Seth Rogen used in his war on crime in The Green Hornet. Posted 08.31.12 by BrentJS
In Hollywood, if you fail, try, try again.
Despite having reportedly one of the biggest advertising budgets ever and one of the most beloved comic book characters, there's no way but to describe Green Lantern as a dud. The $200+ million movie limped out of movie theaters with just $114 million, not a gross that screams sequel but that is exactly what Warner Bros. is doing.
According to the The LA Times, Warner Bros. is going back to the drawing board for a second Green Lantern, but this time it's going to be "edgier," as Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros described.
To go forward we need to make it a little edgier and darker with more emphasis on action... And we have to find a way to balance the time the movie spends in space versus on Earth. how to improve Green Lantern >> Posted 08.02.11 by Chris
Today's Challenge: The Green Hornet and The Dilemma are both out on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time today. Can you find the movie link to connect Seth Rogen to Jennifer Connelly?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 05.03.11 by reelz
In "development hell" for years, including George Clooney and Kevin Smith once attached as star and director, it looks like The Green Hornet maybe should've stayed there.
Posted 01.14.11 by reelz
"...deliver(s) the goods for a punchy 3D breakout."— Peter Debruge, Variety
"There's not much traditional in The Green Hornet, and nothing that is quite perfect, but in this hodge-podge of creativity, this kinky mess, there is unbridled zest and an almost innocent sense of joy. And that, in its way, is heroic."— Jason McKiernan, filmcritic.com
"Despite the rumors and the graveyard January opening, The Green Hornet doesn't suck. But don't expect it to hang together either, what with the clashing tones and melting logic."— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...a superhero movie so in love with itself that it alienates the viewer from the first frame."— Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
"...an almost unendurable demonstration of a movie with nothing to be about."— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The Green Hornet provides a half-hour's worth of mildly entertaining travesty before collapsing in a clamor of bombastic action sequences and lame wisecracks."— J. Hoberman, Village Voice
It's hard to think of another superhero-themed movie in recent memory that has received as much negative press before it comes out as director Michel Gondry's (Be Kind Rewind) The Green Hornet adaptation. Right out of the gate, many fans were vocally opposed to producer and co-writer Seth Rogen playing the lead part of Britt Reid, aka the Green Hornet, based upon his, ahem, somewhat less than athletic physique and his goofball comedy-stacked resume. Then, once the production got under way, every little snag, from cast changes to release date delays, was scrutinized and criticized and amplified in fan forums and chat room debates, until all that was heard about the movie was predominantly negative buzz.
However, on the eve of the release of The Green Hornet in theaters, some early reviews have begun to trickle in and so far the general consensus is positive. A reviewer for ComingSoon called it a "surprisingly funny and ingeniously clever take on superheroes," and a review on MovieFone declared that the "cast is great, the action scenes are very cool, and many of the ideas congeal unexpectedly well." In a recent interview with MTV, Rogen vented on how "frustrating" it has been to read some of the "insane and completely uninformed and uneducated" criticism that the movie has received online before it has even opened in theaters, especially from supposedly comic-friendly sites that he used to respect. MORE >> Posted 01.13.11 by BrentJS
Columbia Pictures' long-delayed The Green Hornet adaptation finally opens this week and fans will get the chance to decide for themselves whether Seth Rogen has what it takes to play a superhero or not. If you've been following news about the movie, then you know that Rogen, who also co-wrote The Green Hornet with Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express), did not set out to make a typical superhero movie, but rather to "subvert the genre." For example, instead of being the straight-laced, square-jawed Boy Scout that you see in most superhero movies, Rogen describes the title character as a "douchebag" who is "not a hero ... in any way, shape, or form", and his sidekick, Kato (Jay Chou), does most of the actual crimefighting.
The latest preview clip from The Green Hornet also provides another example of how superhero conventions are tossed out the window, with the hero and sidekick duking it out during a petty squabble. Could you imagine Batman and Robin solving their differences this way? watch the new preview clip >> Posted 01.12.11 by BrentJS
While he may not be familiar to American audiences yet, Taiwanese singer, actor, director and producer Jay Chou, who stars as Kato in director Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet adaptation, is already wildly popular in the Far East. Chou has sold millions of copies of his pop music albums, which are often described as a fusion of traditional Chinese musical styles with Western R&B and rock, even earning four World Music Awards for Best-Selling Artist in China, and is the literal poster-boy for tween crushes throughout Asia.
To help American audiences get better acquainted him, Columbia Pictures has released a (heavily edited) short interview with Chou in which he discusses working with writer, producer and title star Seth Rogen in The Green Hornet and how it feels to be stepping into the shoes of the man who made Kato famous, Bruce Lee. watch the video interview with Jay "Kato" Chou >> Posted 01.09.11 by BrentJS
In director Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet adaptation, Seth Rogen plays Britt Reid, heir to his late father's (Tom Wilkinson) publishing empire and the title superhero, while Jay Chou plays Kato, the martial artist and weapons master who does all of the heavy lifting in the Green Hornet's crime-fighting exploits.
But, according to Rogen in the latest featurette for Sony's 3-D action-comedy, Reid's money and Kato's skills could only get the dynamic duo so far. It's Cameron Diaz's character, Lenore Case, who is "the mastermind behind their whole operation." And, adds Rogen's screenwriting partner, Evan Goldberg, Diaz herself just so happens to be "the coolest woman ever." watch the new Green Hornet featurette >> Posted 01.07.11 by BrentJS
Columbia Pictures recently released four new clips from director Michel Gondry's (Be Kind Rewind) The Green Hornet adaptation that showcased the movie's blend of action and comedy, but the new featurette that just debuted is all about the action. The featurette contains commentary from Gondry, title star and co-writer Seth Rogen, co-writer Evan Goldberg (Pineapple Express), and Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz, who plays the Hornet's primary antagonist, Chudnofsky. Rogen explains that practical effects were always used in favor of CGI whenever possible and praises stunt co-ordinators Scott and Andy Armstrong, who also provide some insight into how they conceptualized and executed some of the crazy stunts seen in the movie. watch the new "Action" featurette >> Posted 01.06.11 by BrentJS
With director Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet adaptation opening nationwide in just over a week's time, Columbia Pictures is trying to get potential moviegoers excited by releasing four new preview clips from the movie, which straddles the line between action and comedy. Featured for the first time in a movie clip is Edward Furlong, who plays Tupper, a mininon of crime kingpin Chudnofsky (Academy Award–winner Christoph Waltz), the Green Hornet's (Seth Rogen) main adversary. Also featured in one of the clips is an extended look at Gondry's latest contribution to action movie visual effects — Gondry helped develop the "bullet time" technique that made Keanu Reeves such a badass in The Matrix trilogy — "Kato Vision," which has only been glimpsed in previously released trailers and clips. watch four new preview clips from The Green Hornet >> Posted 01.05.11 by BrentJS