Tuesday: December 18, 2012
- Twenty-one unfilmable books that managed to make it to the big screen.
Even Rotten Tomatoes agrees that some of the books that made it onto this list should have never been considered for major motion picture filming in the first place. Yep, looking in your direction Cat in the Hat.
Sunday: December 9, 2012
- Rumors swirling that Disney's Hollywood Studios will be getting a Radiator Springs makeover.
While this news is by no means official it sounds like a formal announcement may be right around the corner. Full disclosure: I am a gigantic Disney nerd. My kids, by association, are also gigantic Disney nerds. But they also happen to be huge fans of the Cars movies. Ask us to recite any line and you'll hear the whole movie. The recently opened Cars Land in California has been met with postivive reviews from fans and non-fans of the franchise. Being that we reside on the East Coast, a trip to Florida is way more feasible than a trip out to California. Ka-chow!
Monday: July 25, 2011
- Netflix may get a small dose of animated movies via new streaming deal with DreamWorks Animation.
According to Bloomberg News, the deal would kick in after the pay TV agreement with HBO expires, but a source tells THR that HBO has offered to end DWA's output deal two years early because HBO recently signed a pact with Summit Entertainment that gives the pay cabler 10-12 live action films a year versus the two animated films a year that DWA offers. Plus, animated fare is more common now that HBO content partners Warner Bros., Fox and Universal are all producing those films.
Friday: July 8, 2011
- Space Invaders headed to the big screen because movie-goers seem to like things from the Eighties.
Given that brand equity and the track record for other films based on ’80s properties, like Transformers, the idea of a Space Invaders movie has been around for a while. Last March, the L.A. Times reported that Warner Bros. was negotiating with Space Invaders owner Taito about a movie. Additionally, di Bonaventura has brought toy properties to the big screen. He is one of the producers of the Transformers films as well as G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra.
Thursday: July 7, 2011
- Reviews starting to come in for the very last Harry Potter movie.
It ends well. After eight films in 10 years and a cumulative global box-office take of more than $6.3 billion, the most successful franchise in the history of movies comes to an obligatory -- and quite satisfying -- conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Fully justifying the decision, once thought purely mercenary, of splitting J.K. Rowling's final book into two parts, this is an exciting and, to put it mildly, massively eventful finale that will grip and greatly please anyone who has been at all a fan of the series up to now.
Wednesday: May 12, 2010
- Marvel and Disney character mashups through the mutated eye of Photoshop.
Mike Wazowski is Bruce Banner as The Incredible Myopic Hulk - and there's your plot for The Incredible Hulk 2 (or 3?) and/or Monsters Inc 2. The scary part is that legally, this can actually be made (Disney owns Marvel) and someone in Hollywood probably thinks its a good idea.
Tuesday: January 5, 2010
- Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.
The last time this happened was way back in 2002. Also, it turns out that people really like renting movies these days rather than pay ridiculous prices to actually own said DVDs. Hooray for Hollywood.
Thursday: November 12, 2009
- Movie madness through the maddening eye of Photoshop.
A collection of movie parodies that you may or may not see this lifetime. You probably will though if Hollywood churns out another 'Meet the Spartans' type of flick. Yech.
Monday: November 2, 2009
- Roger Rabbit sequel apparently in the works.
I'm guessing that this sequel would probably feature an up to date cast utilizing some of Disney's newer characters which range from Pixar's catalogue all the way over to the newly acquired Marvel library. Can't be any worse than Looney Tunes: Back in Action, can it? Wait, maybe it can.
Friday: October 30, 2009
- A thorough debunking of laser usage in selected Hollywood movies.
Lightsabers violate the rules of physics in several important respects. For one thing, laser light is continuous so it wouldn't be possible to make it end in a tip to form the blade.
Tuesday: October 27, 2009
- Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.
Didn't we say everything we needed to say with the last two Short Circuit movies? Must we bring Johnny 5 to this generation? That space has already been occupied by a cuter robot named WALL-E.
Monday: August 17, 2009
- Brewster's Millions remake apparently in the works.
They will probably have to change the title to Brewster's Billions for dramatic effect and rate of inflation.