Archive for November, 2011

Hallmark’s ‘A Christmas Wedding Tail’ Set to Air Nov. 19

A pair of passionate pooches fall head-over-tails in love and conspire to get their owners to fall for each other in “A Christmas Wedding Tail,” a Hallmark Channel original movie world premiere on Nov. 19 (6p.m. ET/PT, 5C). Jennie Garth (“90210”), Tom Arnold (“Rosanne”), Brad Rowe (“Ge[...]

Writers Hired for Animated ‘Popeye’ Movie

Sony Pictures Animation has set screenwriters Jay Scherick & David Ronn to write the screenplay for an all-new “Popeye” animated feature, based on the iconic characters of comic strip and cartoon fame. “Popeye” is the second project for Scherick and Ronn with Sony Pictur[...]

Under Review: ‘Immortals’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Eons after the epic war between the immortals, when the victors proclaimed themselves gods and the losers were named titans and imprisoned for all eternity, mankind is at a gentle precipice. Zeus (Luke Evans) and the other gods watch over mankind but do not directly i[...]

Roger Moore to Meet ‘A Princess for Christmas’

Sir Roger Moore returns to television in “A Princess for Christmas,” a Hallmark Channel original movie world premiere on Dec. 3 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Co-starring with Moore are Katie McGrath (“Merlin”), Sam Heughan (“Doctors”), Travis Turner (“Supernatural”) and newcomer Leilah De Meza.[...]

China’s Zhang Yimou to Receive APSA 2011 FIAPF Award

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations announced today that Chinese film producer and director Zhang Yimou will be the 2011 recipient of the FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film in the Asia-Pacific region. The honor will be [...]

Under Review: ‘Margin Call’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Trying to put a face on the current economic crisis can be hard; with so many people struggling with money and bank foreclosures it is difficult to even remember where it all started. That is where newcomer writer-director J.C. Chandor has chosen to make his big-scree[...]

‘Happy Feet Two’ Soundtrack Drops Nov. 22

WaterTower Music will release the “Happy Feet Two: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ on Nov. 22. The 23-song album features “Bridge Of Light” — a brand new song from P!nk — along with several new versions of familiar hits performed by Janelle Monáe, Lil P-Nut, Robin Wi[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’

— by ALEXA MILAN — There are few children’s authors more beloved than Dr. Seuss, but so far the film adaptations of his classic books have been very hit (“Horton Hears a Who”) or miss (“The Cat in the Hat”). Now another CGI Dr. Seuss film is on the way, and [...]

Simon Kinberg Writing X-Men: First Class Sequel

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — This has been a great year for Marvel Studios with “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “X-Men: First Class” — all of which can be considered box office successes. And now, unsurprisingly, all three are on their[...]

Under Review: ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’

— by ADAM POYNTER — “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” is the world’s first drug-induced, holiday 3D movie spectacular. Years after they visited White Castle and Guantanamo Bay, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) are no longer best friends, but rather awkward acq[...]

New Footage from The Dark Knight Rises Coming

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — Shooting of the final Batman movie is wrapping up and with eight to nine months remaining until the premiere, we will start seeing more promotion and video as the months goes by and it looks like December will be a wonderful month for[...]

John Corbett, Sam Elliott to Celebrate ‘November Christmas’

The Hallmark Hall of Fame story “November Christmas” features one family’s drive to bring an ailing daughter hope and love during a traumatic time. John Corbett of “Northern Exposure” and “Sex and the City” fame stars as Tom Marks, a concerned father who along with his wife[...]

Eight Clips from ‘Tower Heist’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Comedy can be a tricky thing, especially when it comes to an ensemble cast. The task of bringing the laughs is even more complicated when you take the harsh language out of it and go for a lesser than R rating. A new comedy getting ready to be released in […][...]

Has the ‘Man of Steel’ Climax Been Leaked?

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — It has been very quiet on the “Man of Steel” news the past couple of weeks. I have seen is a LOT of interviews from Michael Shannon, but now a quite interesting rumored climax of the Superman reboot has popped up. Cosmic Book News was tipped off to the movie’s [...]