Archive for September, 2009

Ken Howard Elected SAG President

— by SEAN GERSKI — Ken Howard is having quite a week. A few days after picking up a surprise Emmy for his role in the HBO movie “Grey Gardens,” the veteran actor was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild today. Howard, who is succeeding Alan Rosenberg, defeated[...]

Another Trip For ‘Ghost Rider’?

— by ROB COX — According to a recent Variety story, Columbia Pictures has begun serious work on a sequel to the 2007 Nicolas Cage superhero film “Ghost Rider.” This may be good news for hardcore Nicolas Cage fans, but for anyone who saw the original “Ghost Rider” [...]

Exclusive Test Screening Review of ‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’

— by VANNA LAND — Last night, I was able to attend the very first test screening of “Dead of Night,” starring Brandon Routh (of “Superman Returns”) as Dylan Dog and directed by Kevin Munroe (of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). The screening was “invite only” and[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’

— by ROB COX — Michael Moore returns Oct. 2 with his latest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” Moore’s last film, the informative “Sicko,” showed the film maker’s kinder, gentler side compared to his earlier work, including “Fahrenheit 911”[...]

Will Vince Vaughn Ever Head Back to ‘School’?

— by SEAN GERSKI — As the years pass by, the odds of a sequel to “Old School,” an idea that sporadically has been discussed, get narrower and narrower. But Vince Vaughn — who starred in the movie alongside Will Farrell and Luke Wilson — said there is always a[...]

Brian Singer Returning to Work

— by VANNA LAND — Brian Singer (of “Superman Returns” and “Valkyrie”) has signed to direct “Jack the Giant Killer,” a fantasy adventure film. The story was written by Mark Bomback (of “Live Free or Die Hard”) and Darren Lemke based on the classic fairy tale of the same[...]

Silent Education

— by JASON EAKEN — Recently, my friend Tyler Smith, co-host of the great film podcast “Battleship Pretension,” organized a silent comedy night, and I realized just how limited my viewing had been. I’d seen “The General” and “Modern Times,” as well as Buster Keaton’s[...]

Three Added to Cast of Facebook Movie

— by ALEXA MILAN — David Fincher’s upcoming Facebook movie, “The Social Network,” has added three actors to its network. Variety confirms that Jesse Eisenberg (of “Adventureland” and “Zombieland”), Justin Timberlake (of “The Open Road”) and Andrew Garfield (of [...]

Two More Added to ‘Thor’

— by SEAN GERSKI — Aside from Natalie Portman (arguably), the makers of the forthcoming “Thor” movie aren’t exactly banking on marquee names. Jessica Biel had been rumored to be up for a lead role, but the part she was said to be slotted for, Sif, has gone to[...]

Muppets Keeping a Busy Schedule

— by VANNA LAND — We soon will be seeing “Muppets” everywhere, according to the reports out of the Disney D23 Expo that happened a couple weeks ago. So what is with the title to the new movie, “The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made”? Jason Segal — who is[...]

Karl Pilkington Reviews ‘The Invention of Lying’

Karl Pilkington gets together with Ricky Gervais to give his thoughts on Gervais’ latest film, “The Invention of Lying,” out on Oct. 2.[...]

‘Sherlock Holmes’ Sequel Under Way Too Soon?

— by ROB COX — From the looks of its trailer, the new “Sherlock Holmes” movie looks promising (though, admittedly, I’ve never been much of a Guy Ritchie fan). But now comes the news that Warner Bros is already working on a sequel. The Risky Biz Blog reports that three[...]

What’s Next For Wolverine?

— by NOAH VOGT — After the May release of 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” I think it’s safe to say most of the general audience left the theater feeling that maybe they’ve seen our favorite adamantium hero claw one too many X symbols on the wall.[...]

Poster Peek: ‘Get Low’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Sony Pictures Classics recently scooped up the rights to “Get Low,” the debut feature-length film from director Aaron Schneider. Schneider won an Oscar for his 2003 short “Two Soldiers,” and in the coming months we’ll see if the Toronto International[...]