Who Should Ride the Lightning?
For a time, it appeared as if “The Fastest Man Alive” would be the next DC Comics superhero to get his own feature film. After initially commissioning Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to pen a script for a live-action The Flash movie, Warner Bros. (WB) ended up passing on Mazeau’s script and hired Green Lantern writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to write the screenplay. That was over a year ago, however, and WB appears to have put the brakes on all of their planned solo superhero movies as they strategize their next movie in the wake of the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Some industry insiders have suggested that WB plans to copy Marvel Studios’ formula for The Avengers, but in reverse — first releasing the super-team movie and then spinning off individual characters into solo movies — which would mean that the Flash's first big screen appearance would be in the Justice League movie.
There have been several superheroes called the Flash, but the current incarnation, and the one that WB is likely to go with in the Justice League movie, is Barry Allen, who works as a forensic scientist when he's not circling the globe looking for trouble. Who do you think has what it takes to play a fast-talking speed freak who is also a detail-oriented detective?
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Posted 10.15.12 by BrentJS
After going to White Castle and escaping from Guantanamo Bay, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) have a much simpler task in the third installment: finding a Christmas tree for Harold's father-in-law after the first one is burned down.
An August trailer for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas revealed the basic concept behind the 3-D sequel, which includes the return of Neil Patrick Harris playing a fictionalized version of himself, but for anyone that thought Harold and Kumar might be constrained by a holiday movie, a new, raunchy red band trailer has arrived to show that the movie is no Miracle on 34th Street. Filled with nudity, gore, drugs, and a Neil Patrick Harris behaving so badly that he is kicked out of Heaven, we should probably warn you that the trailer is extremely NSFW or for the easily offended. more photos (safely viewable anywhere) >> Posted 10.20.11 by Ryan
The marketing campaign for the upcoming The Muppets has taken an unusual and fun path, concentrating on parody trailers to go along with the actual trailer released in June.
The latest parody trailer makes light of the dark trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake, which made use of numerous title cards interspersed with footage from the movie. The Muppets parody trailer takes that style and takes it a step farther, and perceptive viewers will catch glimpses of a few of the movie's many cameos, including Rico Rodriguez (ABC's Modern Family), comedian Sarah Silverman, Neil Patrick Harris (The Smurfs) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine). watch the trailer >> Posted 09.15.11 by Ryan
It's been three years since Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) had to escape from Guantanamo Bay, but the two friends are back for a third installment this November with A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.
To promote the sequel, New Line Cinema has released several new character posters for the sequel including ones for Harold and Kumar, as well as a poster for NPH, a.k.a. Neil Patrick Harris and one that combines all three actors.
Also promoting the upcoming movie is MTV, who have offered a new still photo from the sequel as well as an interview with Cho and Penn that reveals that the movie may include, according to Cho, "enhanced nudity," perhaps because A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas will be presented in 3-D.
more from Cho and Penn, plus a new photo >> Posted 09.09.11 by Ryan
Avatar was in 3-D. I'm not in competition with Avatar. I'm not in competition with James Cameron. He does his thing. We do our thing. He makes cartoons. I understand he had a good year. I'm just saying, the technology isn't his.
It seems like every year that the holiday season begins earlier and earlier. Here it is August and we have our first holiday movie trailer. Of course, it's the trailer for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, which isn't going to take anything about the holidays too seriously, even opening in November well before Christmas. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.11.11 by Ryan
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
Last week, Columbia Pictures released a rather small teaser poster for Sony Pictures Animation's The Smurfs movie, a CGI/live-action 3-D adaptation of the popular children's cartoon of the same name created by Peyo, that showed three of the Smurfs from behind as they looked down on New York City from atop a skyscraper. This week, Columbia has released a new large-format still image from the movie that shows six of the Smurfs from the front as they stand atop a rock in Central Park. more about The Smurfs >> Posted 12.23.10 by BrentJS
It's been a big, blue kind of day. This morning, we had the first official photo of Sony's computer-generated The Smurfs. And tonight, a day earlier than planned, we have the first teaser trailer. Prepare to get SMURF'd. Posted 06.16.10 by reelz
The first official photo of Sony's computer-generated The Smurfs appeared in USA Today, giving us a look at Grouchy Smurf (George Lopez), Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters), and Clumsy Smurf (Anton Yelchin) in all their bluish glory. more about The Smurfs, including trailer release date >> Posted 06.16.10 by reelz
Columbia Pictures recently announced the start of principal photography on The Smurfs movie, a "hybrid live-action and animated family comedy" in 3-D. Scenes for the movie are currently being shot on location in New York's Central Park, the site of the diminutive blue gnomes' arrival in the "real" world. Is a Smurfy good time in store? >> Posted 04.11.10 by BrentJS