Paramount has finally announced a release date for their adaptation of World War Z.
According to Box Office Mojo, World War Z will open on December 21, 2012, putting the zombie disaster movie opposite some heavy competition, including Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger (starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer as Tonto and the Lone Ranger, respectively) and Fox's fantasy adventure Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee.
Based on Max Brooks' best-selling novel, World War Z is currently in production in the U.K. under the direction of Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) with almost daily set photos cropping up around the Internet. The latest batch of "spy" pics depict Brad Pitt, who plays a U.N. researcher in the movie, on board a battleship with his on-screen children. The last set revealed that Matthew Fox was, in fact, a member of the cast. Smurfs 2 scheduled, The Darkest Hour rescheduled >> Posted 08.10.11 by Ryan
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After learning that his Two and a Half Men character was killed off by a Parisian subway train in a giant "meat explosion," Charlie Sheen told TMZ "I am honored that it took something as large and violent as an oncoming train to terminate my character." The new season of Men premieres September 19 and will open with character Charlie Harper's funeral.
Ali Lohan, the 17-year-old sister of Lindsay Lohan has landed a modeling contract with NEXT Model Management, and father Michael insists it's not because of her famous last name. Meanwhile, big sis is reportedly hot after Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman, following him around all weekend at Lollapalooza in Chicago.
As the mystery of what happened to Gavin DeGraw early Monday morning deepens, the singer is of no use, tweeting that he "doesn't remember much" about the attack. DeGraw suffered a concussion, a broken nose, two black eyes, cuts, and bruises.
The Smurfs movie was roundly mocked when it was announced two years ago, but its makers are getting the last laugh as it's grossed $135 million worldwide and a sequel is now set for an August, 2013 release.
Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel is planning on moving to San Francisco to pursue a career in TV journalism. Uchitel recently sold her Park Avenue apartment for $1.95 million, $300K more than she paid for it just a year ago. Posted 08.10.11 by reelz
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As we enter the dog days of summer with kids nearly bored enough to go back to school, is The Smurfs a welcome repreive for parents? The answer appears to be a resounding "No!"
Posted 07.29.11 by reelz
"In mocking the Smurfcentricity of that original show, the movie rises above its source material just enough to dull the dread many adults share in realizing their kids will want to see it."— Roger Moore, Chicago Tribune
"Actual kids may find this fun, but for adults, watching The Smurfs may feel a little too much like trying to wrangle an overcrowded kiddie birthday party."— Tasha Robinson, Onion AV Club
"...recycl(es) discarded bits from other celluloid Happy Meals like Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield, and Hop into something half animated, half live action, and all careful studio calculation."— Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly
"...a boring, lazy, clumsily staged, overly lit, unnecessarily 3D-ed contraption..."— Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"It's a Smurfs movie. What did you expect?"— L. Thompson, E
"Whatever charm or quaint benevolence the Belgian cartoon figures used to have has been scrubbed clean by a Hollywood... By the end, the obnoxious Alvin and the Chipmunks starts to look like a stroke of genius."— Bill Gibron, filmcritic.com
Summer 2011 is filled with sequels, spin-offs, and reboots. That's right, as exciting as the season's blockbusters may seem, we're being inundated with one of the most unoriginal summers the movies have ever seen. Within that context, though, which movies rise above the "Yeah, we phoned this one in" benchmark? Find out with our patent-pending originality meter.
From 1 to 10, where do these releases register? >> Posted 07.29.11 by reelz
Warner Bros. has released a set of six new character posters for its upcoming black comedy, Horrible Bosses. Directed by Seth Gordon (Four Christmases, TV's The Office), the movie centers around three friends — Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) — disgruntled employees who feel that they would be happier if they did away with their bosses—Mr. Harken (Kevin Spacey), Dr. Harris (Jennifer Aniston) and Mr. Pellitt (Colin Farrell), respectively. Jamie Foxx, Donald Sutherland, and Julie Bowen also star. Horrible Bosses opens July 8th. New smurfs posters >> Posted 06.07.11 by BrentJS
In March, Sony Pictures Animation debuted the first theatrical trailer for The Smurfs showed the little blue creatures as they arrive in New York city and meet a friendly human couple (Neal Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays). The trailer only briefly revealed Gargamel (Hank Azaria), the evil wizard who wants to destroy the Smurfs.
The latest trailer for The Smurfs shows a lot more Gargamel, as well as Smurf village and, once again, uses the word "smurfs" at almost every opportunity, which should come as no surprise to anyone that watched the cartoon in 1980s. Also making an appearance is the The Smurfs cartoon theme song. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.26.11 by Ryan
It's been a long, brutal winter in most parts of the country, so it's no surprise that even Hollywood is looking to get a jump on summer. The rollout of blockbuster movies starts this Friday, a full month before the Memorial Day Weekend.
As you'd expect (and hope), the mix of movies being offered up is heavy on the Action/Adventure movies (11) and Comedies (10). There's also plenty of offerings for Kids/Families (8). What's new this year is the addition of more R-rated comedies, thanks in no small measure to The Hangover's runaway success two summers back. Along with it's sequel, see what else is playing this summer — complete with trailers and photo galleries.
See the 2011 Summer Movie Guide >> Posted 04.25.11 by reelz
20th Century Fox's Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Apes, was originally slated to open in June, before the studio decided to allow Apes to conquer Thanksgiving weekend. Box Office Mojo reports that Apes has been moved to August 5, after Fox moved the Jonah Hill-starring comedy The Sitter from August 5 to December 9.
According to The LA Times, the move was made after Fox saw some of director Rupert Wyatt's rough footage and special effects and deemed the prequel worthy of a summer release (again). Apes will now open opposite the 3-D animated The Smurfs and the body-switching comedy The Change-Up, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.
Rise of the Apes stars James Franco as a brilliant scientist who makes a breakthrough in ape intelligence with test subject Caesar (Andy Serkis), in what will inevitably mean a war between humans and apes.
Described as "a reality-based cautionary tale," Apes was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Eye for an Eye), and co-stars Tom Felton, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Freida Pinto. Posted 03.24.11 by Ryan
The teaser trailer for Sony Pictures Animation's The Smurfs was released last summer, and since then, only a poster and first theatrical trailer shows the Smurfs as they meet the human couple that will help them (Neal Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays), as well as the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) who wants to destroy them. Unsurprisingly, the trailer also uses the word "smurfs" a whole lot. Watch the trailer >> Posted 03.11.11 by Ryan