February 29, 2012
Five Favorite Films with Boy Director Taika Waititi
Multi-talented New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi established himself on the local comedy circuit and scored an Academy Award nomination for his 2004 short, Two Cars, One Night, though chances are you'll be most familiar with his behind-the-scenes work on TV's Flight of the Conchords, where he collaborated with friends Jemaine Clement, James Bobin and recently-minted Oscar winner Bret McKenzie. Waitiki's first feature, Eagle vs Shark, earned cult notices, but it's with his follow-up, Boy, that the director really comes into his own. With the movie opening in the US this week, we sat down for a conversation with Waititi about making Boy, his experiences with Hollywood (he appeared in last year's Green Lantern) and his plans with Jemaine Clement to make a vampire comedy. But first, here are his five favorite films.
October 11, 2011
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Green Lantern and Horrible Bosses
This isn't the best week on home video that we've seen in a while, but it certainly has some variety; it's one of those weeks that probably has a little something for everyone. First off, the two big releases: Ryan Reynolds stars in DC's failed attempt to bring one of its classic heroes to the screen, and Jason Bateman headlines an all-star ensemble cast in silly and slightly raunchy workplace comedy. Then, we've got the much-talked-about new film from Terrence Malick (you know, the one with dinosaurs), and a couple of kid flicks that critics didn't love. Lastly, we've got an acclaimed British road trip comedy starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon and Criterion's latest offering: a classic epic. Click through for the full list!
June 20, 2011
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Green Lantern Opens #1 with $53M
The super hero summer continued with the third comic book film of the season debuting at number one as Green Lantern shot to the top of the box office with a less-than-stellar opening weekend of $52.7M, according to studio estimates. The pricey Warner Bros. release averaged $13,806 from 3,816 theaters including ones offering the PG-13 film in 3D with extra surcharges. Although the amount of the weekend take would be welcomed by most films, Lantern carried a reported pricetag of about $200M plus was backed by one of the most expensive marketing campaigns of any summer movie so far.
June 17, 2011
Critics Consensus: It's Not Easy Being Green Lantern
This week at the movies, we've got a hero with a power ring (Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively) and some wacky waddlers (Mr. Popper's Penguins, starring Jim Carrey and Carla Gugino). What do the critics have to say? With the towering exceptions of Batman and Superman, DC's stable of superheroes haven't fared as well on the big screen as Marvel's. And critics say the publisher's latest adaptation, Green Lantern won't reverse the trend - it's a generic, special effects-heavy effort that lacks interesting characters and a compelling script. Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, a brash test pilot who's recruited by the Green Lantern Corps to join their crusade against evil in the universe.
May 17, 2011
Green Lantern Set Visit
Take a peek behind the scenes of "Green Lantern" with this set visit, including interviews with Ryan Reynolds, Martin Campbell, and Mark Strong.
April 26, 2011
Green Lantern Gets More Money
In what is either something to get excited about or a very bad sign, Warner Bros. has added an extra $9 million to the "Green Lantern" budget for last-minute effects fixes.
April 3, 2011
Donald De Line Green Lantern Interview
"Green Lantern" producer Donald De Line used his movie's triumphant WonderCon presentation as an opportunity to talk about the 3D conversion, the use of CG, and some more of what fans can expect to see.
March 3, 2011
Ryan Reynolds Talks Deadpool
Development has idled while he deals with this whole "Green Lantern" thing, but Ryan Reynolds says "Deadpool" is "still in the works."
August 9, 2010
Warners Finds Green Lantern Sequel Writer
It looks like the rumors about the "Green Lantern" sequel being fast-tracked are coming true -- Warner Bros. has hired screenwriter Michael Goldenberg ("Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix") to pen the script.
August 6, 2010
Three Green Lantern Movies in Three Years?
It's just a rumor, but according to Bleeding Cool's sources, Warner Bros. and DC are already prepping the next two installments of "Green Lantern" -- and getting ready to film them back to back.
August 2, 2010
Greg Berlanti Discusses Green Lantern, Flash, and More
Between running ABC's new series "No Ordinary Family" and his involvement with the "Green Lantern" and "Flash" movies, Greg Berlanti is a busy guy -- but he took a few moments to discuss his upcoming projects in a recent interview.