Elbowing its way through the throng of big studio movies scheduled to appear in the hallowed Hall H auditorium at next week's San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is an independent horror-comedy about a group of Live-Action Role Players (LARPers) who accidentally summon a real demon during one of their gaming sessions. The debut of the trailer for the movie, titled Knights of Badassdom, will be shown during a panel discussion and Q&A with director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2: Dead End) and several of the stars of the movie, including Ryan Kwanten (HBO's True Blood) and Summer Glau (Serenity), on Saturday, July 23rd, but the first still images from the movie recently popped up online, courtesy of EW. what did director joe lynch say about the movie? >> Posted 07.16.11 by BrentJS
When the popular Web comic-turned-book series made the leap to the big screen earlier this year, the movie earned about $64 million — a big hit considering that Diary of a Wimpy Kid was made for around $15 million. So it's no surprise that a sequel is in the works. What is surprising, though, is the release date given to Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Roderick Rules — March 25, 2011.
The entire cast is set to return (meet them here), with filming to start next month in Vancouver. This time David Bowers (Flushed Away, Astro Boy) will direct. Posted 07.09.10 by reelz
Getting its start as a popular Web comic, Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series has sold millions of copies and turned just as many little boys into readers. Dads dig them. Little girls have even been known to read them.
Now the hard part: making a movie that meets the fans' sky-high expectations. Information about the movie has been scarce, and only a few pics from the set have turned up. At least we know who's been cast.
Who's playing the wise-cracking hero in the live-action movie? And, more important, what do we think of the casting? Find out in Meet the Cast of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Posted 12.04.09 by reelz
Jennifer Aniston has signed to star in a new romantic comedy opposite one of our favorites, Steve Zahn (Reality Bites, Rescue Dawn).
Management, written and directed by Stephen Belber (The Laramie Project), is about a traveling saleswoman (Aniston) who has a fling with a hotel manager (Zahn) who then decides to follow her around the country trying to win her love. Sounds like a pretty high-profile gig. We hope this means Zahn's star is rising!
More news on James Cameron's long-awaited follow-up to Titanic. The live-action digital 3-D Avatar has added two new cast members: Michelle Rodriguez (Girlfight, Lost) and Stephen Lang (Gods and Generals, Niagara Niagara).
Rodriguez will play an ex-Marine pilot and Lang a Marine colonel who must oversee the troops on planet Pandora.
Finally, Sarah Jessica Parker has an indie flick coming out in advance of the Sex and the City movie we are all so eagerly anticipating. SJP stars as a dean at a New England college at the center of a racial hate crime investigation in Spinning Into Butter, adapted from Rebecca Gilman's play of the same name. It will premiere at next month's National Conference on Race, Reparation and Reconciliation in Atlanta.
Source: Variety. Posted 08.03.07 by reelz
Forget Transformers, the real must-see movie this Independence Day is Rescue Dawn, a war drama about a fighter pilot named Dieter Dengler who was captured and ultimately escaped from a Laotian prison camp during the Vietnam War. I saw this movie a few months ago and it is still with me. It is powerful, sad, and most of all, pretty accurate--which you'll find quite disturbing.
The always-talented Christian Bale (Batman Begins, American Psycho) is wonderful as usual as the irrepressible Dengler, and Jeremy Davies (Spanking the Monkey, Saving Private Ryan) is Holocaust-survivor thin and Charles-Manson crazy as his co-prisoner. But the best part may be getting to see the criminally underused Steve Zahn (Reality Bites, Saving Silverman) show off his remarkably ample acting chops.
Rescue Dawn opens in very limited release this Independence Day, with a national roll out to follow later in the month. Whether you can see it now or you have to wait a week or two, it should definitely be at the top of your "to see" list.
To read more about the amazing Rescue Dawn, click here for Jeff Otto's complete review. Posted 07.04.07 by reelz