"This river can kill you in a thousand ways."
If you're like most people, than the sight of even a small, harmless garter snake gives you the willies. Now, just imagine coming face-to-fangs with a monster-size snake capable of swallowing you whole. That's what happens to a documentary filmmaker and her crew in tonight's feature presentation, Anaconda.
While being ferried down the Amazon River in search of the lost Shirishama tribe, director Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez) and her documentary film crew — cameraman (Ice Cube), sound engineer (Owen Wilson), production manager (Kari Wuhrer), anthropologist (Eric Stoltz) — rescue a stranded snake hunter (Jon Voight) intent on capturing a record-sized Green Anaconda. After the captain (Vincent Castellanos) is incapacitated by a venomous wasp, the snake hunter assumes control of the boat and forces the crew to help him in his hunt. But, which is more deadly: the hunter or his prey?awesome amazon action: anaconda
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Columbia Pictures' reboot of 21 Jump Street won't open for another two weeks, but that hasn't stopped the studio from thinking sequel. Jonah Hill, who plays Schmidt in the remake and has a "story" credit alongside screenwriter Michael Bacall, told E! Online that a sequel has been ordered.
We are writing the sequel now. We got [the greenlight] by the studio to start writing the sequel.
We'll assume that "we" means Hill and Bacall, who reportedly have written a decent big-screen version of the the Fox TV show that starred Johnny Depp. Early reviews from the movie have been extremely favorable, and Hill said that it may be his funniest movie yet (sorry, Moneyball). read hill's comments and watch the clips >> Posted 02.29.12 by Ryan
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are getting a boss.
Deadline reports that Ice Cube is in negotiations to join Columbia Pictures' remake of 21 Jump Street in the role of the precinct captain originally played by Steven Williams on the Fox TV show.
Hill helped create the story for the remake, which is assumed to still be about undercover cops working in high schools, with Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) in charge of the screenplay. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) are directing the remake, with production beginning this spring.
Ice Cube is also trying to set up his own starring and directing project, the gritty drama Chrome and Paint. Cube co-wrote the movie with Eva Vives (Raising Victor Vargas) which is set in the custom car subculture of South Central Los Angeles, and will follow the themes of materialism and greed. Cube is hoping a studio will bite in the next two weeks for production to begin this summer. Posted 02.16.11 by Ryan
Instances of artists finding success in both musicand film are increasingly common these days, but few are as baffling asthe case of Fred Durst. Best-known as the endlessly annoying frontman of LimpBizkit, the '90s "nu metal" band whose hits include the head-banging frat-houseanthem "Nookie," Durst has somehow successfully transitioned to a career as aHollywood director. His first studio effort,The Longshots, an inspirational drama about the first girl ever to play PopWarner football, debuts this Friday.
That's right -- the one-time rocker whose on-stageshtick included climbing out of a giant toilet during performances is nowdirecting family flicks. Perhaps not coincidentally, the film stars another crossover artist and one-time badboy, Ice Cube.
What do the critics (or "haters," as they'reknown in the rap-rock parlance) think of Durst's studio debut? Hard to tell -- it appears thatThe Longshots wasn't screened for critics. Posted 08.18.08 by reelz
With footage of David O. Russell's monumental freakout on the set of I Heart Huckabees all the rage on Youtube, Ice Cube, who worked with Russell on Three Kings, had his own take on the mercurial director:
"David is a dude who knows what he wants and you'd better give it to him," said Cube. "He loves to give direction while you shootin' a scene. He'll tell you, 'Put the glass down! Now pick it up again! All right, continue!' I mean, the camera's rollin'. You're like, ok. 'No no no! With the other hand!' You're like, ok. 'No no wait! Hold on! Pick it up!' He likes to keep the camera rollin' and show you f*cking up the whole time, tryin' to get it right. And I guess by the thirtieth, fortieth day, enough is enough."
Cube noted that Russell never screamed at him -- proof that Russell might be crazy, but he's not stupid. Posted 03.27.07 by reelz
At this weekend's press day for his new flick Are We Done Yet, Ice Cube talked about one of his upcoming projects:
"I'm gonna do a version of Welcome Back, Kotter. We're taking the name, we're taking the concept of the 'sweathogs' and a bunch of kids nobody wants to teach and seeing them for their intelligence and things they do have to offer. We're taking that kind of feel and tailor-making it for me," said Cube, who described the project as a "dramedy. If you look at Welcome Back, Kotter, it was a lot of real social commentary in with the jokes. So we gonna do that too."
The entire world wide web waits with giddy anticipation for casting news regarding the highly coveted role of Vinnie Barbarino. We'll keep you posted. Posted 03.26.07 by reelz