December 5, 2008
Weekly Ketchup: Planet of the Apes gets another reboot
There wasn't much going on in Hollywood last week because of Thanksgiving, but this week, the studios came back with a vengeance, and what they set their sights upon are several remakes and a couple of sequels to successful blockbusters, as well as yet another project for Johnny Depp.
August 9, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Chan and Tucker Back in Action
Another wide assortment of summer offerings will hit the multiplexes across North America this weekend. The action-comedy sequel Rush Hour 3 leads the way as the main course and will be joined by side dishes like the fantasy adventure Stardust, the family comedy Daddy Day Camp, and the horror flick Skinwalkers.
April 3, 2007
Wahlberg Less Optimistic About "Departed" Sequel
Not too long ago, "The Departed" survivor Mark Wahlberg was buzzing around and proposing ideas for a sequel. Although we've been told that screenwriter William Monahan is presently banging away on a second screenplay, it doesn't seem like the follow-up is going to happen any time real soon.
February 13, 2007
Nicolas Cage as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"?
Of course you know the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment from Walt Disney's "Fantasia." It's the one where Mickey has to deal with a gigantic army of magical brooms. Well, that story was based on a poem by Johann Goethe ... and that's the story that might be made into a live-action movie starring Nicolas Cage.
October 19, 2006
Helena Bonham Carter Joins Tim Burton's New Project
It's a piece of casting news that'll please many, but shock no one: Helena Bonham Carter has been cast opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's movie version of "Sweeney Todd." Needless to say, this trio has collaborated on numerous occasions, with generally excellent results each time out.
May 30, 2006
Helena Bonham Carter Joins the Hogwarts Faculty
OK, maybe she's not a member of the faculty, but I needed a catchy headline and HBC has indeed been added to the cast of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." But it's good news all around, because, as you know, Ms. Carter is a fantastic addition to any cast.
March 28, 2006
DVD Tuesday: Planet of the Ape
Movie geeks love Tuesdays, and here's why: It's DVD Day! With each new Tuesday comes the promise of varying DVD goodness, so I thought it might be fun to do a reminder-piece each week, if only to help my fellow disc junkies to keep their shopping lists in order. And it looks like I picked a pretty good week to get started, because beginning today, Peter Jackson's "King Kong" can be yours!
July 15, 2005
Fox Schedules Production and Release Dates for "Eragon"
Variety reports that the Fox 2000 production of "Eragon" will begin shooting on August 1st, in preparation for a theatrical release date of June 16th, 2006. Based on the bestselling novel by Christopher Paolini, "Eragon" is a fantasy adventure story full of giant dragons, heroic deeds, and all sorts of fantastical goings-on.
April 8, 2005
A Stable-Full of Actors Climb On Board for an All-New "Flicka"
The Hollywood Reporter divulges the all-new cast list for the upcoming "Flicka." Based on the Mary O'Hara novel "My Friend Flicka" (which was turned into a popular 1943 film), the movie tells the tale of a modern young cowgirl and the wild horse she grows to love. Alison Lohman ("Matchstick Men"), Tim McGraw ("Friday Night Lights"), and Ryan Kwanten ("Summerland") were already on board, and they'll be joined by new castmates Maria Bello ("The Cooler"), Dallas Roberts ("Winter Passing"), and Danny Pino (TV's "Cold Case").