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 07.14.11 by reelz
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
When the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows opens next year on July 15, is there any other movie that dares to compete against it? Disney thinks Winnie the Pooh is up for the challenge, despite the poor box office for 2005's Pooh's Heffalump Movie (only $18 million domestically). Disney has embarked on a brave new strategy: adapting five previously unadapted stories from the original A.A. Milne books that ultimately revolves around the Hundred Acre Wood gang trying to save Christopher Robin; returning to the classic, hand-drawn animation-style of the early Pooh movies, and releasing the movie in (the now-retro) 2-D. Disney has premiered their crazy strategy in the first trailer for the movie, and the results show that Disney's strategy might be crazy enough to work. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.13.10 by Ryan
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Monday that Disney will produce a new, hand-drawn feature based on A.A. Milne's beloved Winnie the Pooh characters. This announcement comes only four years after Disney released Pooh's Heffalump Movie, which grossed only $18 million domestically and was almost universally panned by critics.
Despite the 2005 movie's lack of success, Disney consumer products chairman Andy Mooney said the studio will move forward undeterred, since Pooh represents the second-biggest licensed character franchise in the world behind ... you guessed it ... Mickey Mouse.
Disney plans to release the untitled project sometime in the spring of 2011. No decisions were announced regarding actors, directors, or writers. There are also no details about the narrative. Posted 06.02.09 by reelz