If You’re Interested in Movie Scripts, Read ScriptShadow

On December 1, 2011, in Movie News, by Stephen Granade

I’m going to depart from my usual breathless, uncritical coverage of movie news to point you to a resource you should be aware of if you’re interested in scripts: ScriptShadow. Five days a week, pseudonymous blogger Carson Reeves reviews scripts that are currently in production and reviews them. Most usefully, he ends his reviews by […]

Men in Black 3 Will Surely Be Awesome

On November 29, 2011, in Movie News, by Stephen Granade

Posters for the upcoming Men in Black 3 have begun showing up in various cities, and Collider and FirstShowing have pictures of the two posters of Agents J and K. You know, I’m very excited about this movie. It’s a sequel to a movie from ten years ago, itself a sequel that wasn’t very good. […]

Collectors! Read This List and Know Ye Despair!

On November 28, 2011, in Movie News, by AlexWhite

DarkHorizons.com has just put out their second list of the top 250 films not available on Blu-Ray! Huzzah!  In unrelated news, some writers at Dark Horizons have a whole lot of time on their hands!

Ken Watanabe in Akira, Cats and Dogs Sign Peace Accord

On November 23, 2011, in Movie News, by AlexWhite

Twitch film broke it, and we’re running it: They just offered Ken Watanabe the part of the Colonel in Akira.

Dane Cook Stars in “Nothing”

On November 21, 2011, in Movie News, by AlexWhite

Answers to Nothing is a new Dane Cook drama.  That’s right: I did say the words “Dane Cook drama.”

Kriss Kross Will Make You 21

On November 18, 2011, in Movie News, by Stephen Granade

Long ago when Fox let TV shows run for more than a handful of episodes, 21 Jump Street was a TV show that starred Johnny Depp and some other actors as cops who, since they all looked young, were undercover at high schools. As you might imagine, this meant that the show tackled after-school-special issues […]

Kristen Stewart Offered “Kei” in Akira, George Takei Deployed to Destroy New York

On November 16, 2011, in Movie News, by AlexWhite

Oh, look.  Yet another distinctly Asian role in the upcoming live-action Akira has been offered to a white person.  In a move that surprised no one, Jaume Collet-Sera offered the role of Kei (Kaneda’s Girlfriend) to the exceedingly bored-looking Kristen Stewart.  Maybe this will finally cheer her up.

Snow White and the Seven Samurai

On November 15, 2011, in Movie News, by Stephen Granade

When I was young and saw Disney’s version of Snow White I thought, “You know, this is good, but it’d be even better if it had a lot of fight scenes and ass-kicking.” Thank goodness Hollywood has fixed that for me. I know we covered this last week, but it was only as a side […]

Who Should Be Doctor Who?

On November 14, 2011, in Movie News, by Stephen Granade

David Yates, who directed some of the Harry Potter movies, is working on a Doctor Who movie. I learned this from Variety and approximately 98% of my Twitter feed. Yates made clear that his movie adaptation would not follow on from the current TV series, but would take a completely fresh approach to the material. […]

Atlas Shrugged Dubbed a “Timeless Novel of Courage and Self-Sacrifice,” Randroids Furious

On November 14, 2011, in Movie News, by AlexWhite

Ayn Rand fans who purchased non-collector’s editions of their DVDs and Blu-Rays of Atlas Shrugged got a rude awakening when they read the description of the film on the back.  Apparently, the movie is an adaptation of a “timeless novel of courage and self-sacrifice.”  Really?  I’m pretty sure we were all unaware of Ayn Rand’s […]

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