Weekly Ketchup: Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel Gets A Writer

Plus, another Steve Jobs biopic, another Peter Pan, and Taylor Lautner practices parkour.

This week's Ketchup includes news about sequels for Blade Runner and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, biopics about CBGB and Apple Computers, and new roles for Cate Blanchett, Taylor Lautner, Liam Neeson, and Channing Tatum.


This Week's Top Story

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES SEQUEL GETS AN ARGUABLY APPROPRIATE SCREENWRITER

Enough time has passed that we can probably discuss some of the third act events of last summer's surprise hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes. If you're not ready to do that, stop reading now. Anyway, given what the final minutes of that film entailed, 20th Century Fox's choice for the sequel's screenwriter might seem either completely appropriate and awesome, or maybe a bit too predictable. One could argue that it's a bit like hiring George Lucas to write the next Star Trek. Anyway, the writer in question is one Scott Z. Burns, who is coming off a Matt Damon trilogy that included The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant! and ended last year with Contagion. And that last film is where we find the thematic cohesion at work in his new assignment. Burns was hired only after Fox first hired two of the first film's writers to turn in a draft. And yes, director Rupert Wyatt is already locked down to return.

Fresh Developments This Week

#1 MORE DETAILS EMERGE ABOUT BLADE RUNNER 2

Last year, it was announced that director Ridley Scott had signed to return to his 1982 neo noir/science fiction thriller Blade Runner in a new film. Blade Runner was of course a film about genetically engineered robots called Replicants in the Los Angeles of 2019, and featured Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos, and Sean Young. This week, we learned a few more details about what exactly this new film will be, starting with who has been hired to work on the script. Alcon Entertainment has hired screenwriter Hampton Fancher, who cowrote the original Blade Runner, to start work on this new film, which was confirmed as being a sequel set a few years after Blade Runner. Not many other details are yet known about the premise of the sequel, except that the protagonist will be female, much like in other Ridley Scott science fiction films like Alien and the upcoming Prometheus. Harrison Ford has also been confirmed as not returning for the sequel (which would have been especially untimely considering a lot more time has passed for the real Harrison Ford since 1982).


#2 AARON SORKIN CONFIRMED TO WRITE STEVE JOBS (THE ONE WITHOUT ASHTON KUTCHER)

As photos of Ashton Kutcher, dressed as Steve Jobs on set of the independent biopic Jobs, appeared online this week, Sony Pictures made sure that their own adaptation of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs wasn't forgotten. The first big news about the project was the confirmation that Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of The Social Network, has indeed been hired to work on the screenplay adaptation. Steve Jobs' partner in founding Apple Computers, Steve Wozniak, was also hired this week to serve as a technical advisor on the film, which will most likely involve the realities of the computer business in the 1970s and 1980s (Wozniak left Apple in 1987). As for what exactly Sorkin's script will be about, the writer is currently unsure of that himself, saying that it won't be the typical cradle-to-grave biopic, but more like The Social Network.


#3 CATE BLANCHETT AND MIA WASIKOWSKA TO PLAY LOVERS IN CAROL

This year's Cannes Film Festival is in full swing, along with all of the film announcements that the event brings. One such revelation involved an independent drama called Carol, which will be an adaptation of the 1952 novella The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (author of The Talented Mr. Ripley). Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are Alright) and Cate Blanchett will star in Carol as "two very different women in 1950s New York, a 20-year-old girl working at a department store and a rich wife trapped in a bad marriage trying to break free." And right about now is when this article should mention that The Price of Salt, written under a pseudonym at the time, was an early entry in the growing lesbian pulp romance genre. Carol will be directed by John Crowley (Boy A, Intermission) from a script by Phylis Nagly, writer/director of the 2005 HBO movie Mrs. Harris. Filming is expected to start in London and New York in February, 2013.


#4 LIAM NEESON TO TAKE A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

Liam Neeson may be in theaters this weekend playing board game blow'em'up with CGI aliens, but he's also finding time to make movies not based on children's toys. This week, Liam Neeson was announced as having been cast in A Walk Among the Tombstones, an adaptation of a crime novel by Lawrence Block to be directed by Scott Frank (The Lookout) from a script he adapted himself. Scott Frank's varied career as a screenwriter includes Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Dead Again, and cowriting credits on Marley & Me and Minority Report. Neeson will be playing a former NYPD cop turned private detective who "is hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer. He operates just outside the law where the police don?t go to track down the kidnappers, who he discovers have been involved in multiple kidnappings and brutal murders."


#5 THE SUSPIRIA REMAKE CASTS UP

The next film from director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Your Highness) will be a remake of the 1977 Dario Argento horror/thriller film Suspiria. While Green's more recent films have been outrageous comedies, it doesn't appear that his take on this story -- about an American ballet student attending a European academy that is actually home to a coven of witches -- will be a nudity- and drug joke-filled romp. In addition to the fact that Green's earlier films include Undertow and All the Real Girls, the cast of the Suspiria remake provides the biggest clues. The American student will be played by Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games), with other roles going to Isabelle Huppert (8 Women, The Piano Teacher), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and Antje Traue (from the upcoming Superman movie, Man of Steel). It would be surprising to see this particularly serious bunch of actors in a movie more like Your Highness.

Rotten Ideas of the Week

#4 DISNEY RETURNING TO NEVERLAND WITH PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS

As Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman demonstrate, Hollywood is in such hot pursuit of movies based on children's stories that it doesn't mind developing multiple films based on the same basic concept. One of the characters getting multiple film projects is J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, and Walt Disney Pictures added another one to the list this week. The studio has acquired the film rights to the children's book Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, which serves to give Peter Pan a back story, and also sets up material for possible sequels. Peter and the Starcatchers is also currently playing on Broadway as a play adaptation, and was recently nominated for nine Tony Awards. Disney hired screenwriter Jesse Wigutow (2003's It Runs in the Family) to adapt the script, and with not much else to go on, that film's "Rotten" 28% RT Tomatometer lands Peter and the Starcatchers in the Rotten Ideas this week.


#3 ALAN RICKMAN ENJOYS COUNTRY, BLUEGRASS, BLUES, AND OTHER MUSIC FROM THE UNDERGROUND

Director Randall Miller (Houseguest, Bottle Shock) had, until recently, been planning on starting filming soon on the Beach Boys biopic The Drummer, but it recently had to get postponed. And so, Miller is quickly moving things around to start filming of a completely different music-related biopic instead. Alan Rickman, AKA Hans Gruber and/or Professor Snape, has signed on to portray New York rock club owner Hilly Kristal in CBGB, a film about the famous nightclub that helped dozens of famous rock bands get their starts. Filming is expected to start in New York City as soon as next month, June, 2012. This is one of the week's Rotten Ideas not because of Alan Rickman's involvement, but due to all of the little green "Rotten" splotches on Randall Miller's RT Tomatometer page. And in other Alan Rickman news, he's also currently rumored to be in the running to play Ronald Reagan in The Butler, the planned movie that sort of does for the White House what The Help did for Southern whites' houses.


#2 CHANNING TATUM TO PROTECT THE PRESIDENT IN WHITE HOUSE DOWN

Channing Tatum won a lot of new fans and good will for his performance this year in 21 Jump Street. This week, his agents attempted to monetize that a bit more by starting negotations with Sony Pictures for the lead role as a Secret Service agent in White House Down. The movie made news a while back when the studio paid an unusually high $3 million for a spec script that is described as being "Die Hard in the White House." Of course, it didn't hurt that the spec script was written by James Vanderbilt, who also cowrote the studio's upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man. None of that, however, is really why White House Down is one of the week's Rotten Ideas. Nope, that still has more to do with the fact that the movie will be directed by Roland Emmerich, whose only two bright spots on the RT Tomatometer are Independence Day and The Patriot (though those two films might also be the ones that White House Down has the most in common with, thematically). There's no word yet as to whether Bill Pullman might be recruited to reprise his role as the POTUS.


#1 TAYLOR LAUTNER + PARKOUR = TRACERS

People may not have turned up in many numbers to see Abduction, but Taylor Lautner (Cheaper by the Dozen 2) still has pretty decent representation. Lautner has signed a deal with the producers of the Twilight Saga movies to star in Tracers, about a New York City bike messenger in debt to mobsters who learns to enjoy "the thrill of the world of parkour" to pay them back and impress "a sexy stranger, Nikki." Lautner really should listen to Prince more, who would warn him about sexy strangers named Nikki. Anyway, Tracers will be directed by Daniel Benmayor, director of the 2009 action/thriller Paintball. Perhaps Paintball and this movie about parkour are forming some sort of action trilogy about short lived pop culture trends of the early 21st century? I'm scratching for rays of light here, folks, rays of light.

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Comments

Kyle Torres

Kyle Torres

Not sure if it was intentional, but that picture of Taylor Lautner is terrifying. Pure nightmare fuel.

May 18 - 05:26 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

His teeth are like blinding headlights.

May 18 - 09:31 PM

Thomas Skuzinski

Thomas Skuzinski

My eyes! My eyes!

May 19 - 11:28 AM

George Patchell

George Patchell

I love that the writer mentions Lautner's achievments as Cheaper by the Dozen 2, did anyone even watch that movie?

May 20 - 08:44 PM

Jimmy G.

Jimmy Gee

His smile says "You may not be seeing my next film--but you'll be paying for your daughter to--SUCKER!"

May 21 - 07:36 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

His gayness is causing my LCD to flicker.

May 19 - 09:40 PM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

The first three stories excite me. Apes 2 gaining some momentum is a great thing. Blade Runner 2 gaining momentum is a dream come true. Welcome back to Sci-Fi Mr. Scott. Prometheus is looking really good. Aaron Sorkin writing a Steve Jobs screenplay should be fantastic...something of an unofficial Social Network sequel. Not really, but my drift should be gotten.

May 18 - 05:36 PM

Joshua

Joshua "LF" Mitchell

Peter and the Star Catchers film is a "rotten" idea? I'm a huge fan of the books, so I'm personally looking forward to this one. I understand that they're basing it off of the fact that the director isn't the greatest, but I still have high hopes (and expectations) for this film.

May 18 - 05:36 PM

Shane Burridge

Shane Burridge

That photo of Lautner is freakin' hilarious. You have to use that EVERY time there's a Lautner article posted. Seriously. It'll become a great running gag.

May 18 - 05:52 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

00 - That's cool. I hope the movie will focus on the viral outbreak. Rise was awesome, Franco notwithstanding.
01 - That's cool. From all I heard, they are making the right moves for the sequel to what is arguably the best sci-fi movie ever made.
02 - Big fan of Sorkin, this should be a good movie. I'll watch it despite my hatred for Crapple and its overpriced and overrated products.
03 - Nothing to say on this one. No interest whatsoever in chick flicks.
04 - Neeson's awesome. Movie sounds good. 'Nuff said.
05 - Really, are you fucking serious? A Suspira remake? Why?
06 - I've said this before, I don't like Disney, with the exceptions of Lion King and Aladdin.
07 - Eh. Director does not impress, and Rickman, while awesome, is not a 'must-watch' actor in my eyes.
08 - Meh. They should hire Harrison Ford to play prez and have him say, "Get out of my house." That's an Air Force One reference, for those that don't know.
09 - Oh, my bad, there is no #9. Looks like the Tatum story was the last one.

May 18 - 06:31 PM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

aHA! . . . so . . . he DOES like (some) Disney movies; certainly if he allows his heart to accept other Disney movies HE may become a bona fide adorer of Disney movies altogether. Disney movies generally go beyond the "kiddie movie" nomen clature; the stories are deeper and operate on many different levels../////

May 19 - 08:32 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Well, it could be argued that the two movies I do enjoy are also the least "Disney" of them all. I mean, I like Pixar, the first Pirates movie and I tend to enjoy the Marvel line of superhero movies which culminated with Avengers, so I do like quite a bit of Disney, just not the traditional animated ones.

May 19 - 10:27 AM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

You don't like their 2D movies (which are far superior than any of their garbage Pixar movies or any other animated crap we get nowadays [with the exception of Studio Ghibli]), but yet you like thePixar movies, & Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?

May 20 - 11:14 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Willy Wonka? What? Where did you pull that out of?
And yes, I enjoyed Wall-E, Up, Ratatouille and TS3 a lot more than the princess movies. Because the princess movies are fucking stupid.

May 21 - 01:17 AM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

No, the princess movies aren't fucking stupid, their Pixar movies are (except for Wall-E, the Incredibles, & Monsters Inc.).

May 22 - 12:30 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Oh, and Disneyland in California was awesome, I loved it. I went on that Twilight Zone Elevator of Doom like 10 times in a row.

May 19 - 10:28 AM

HERESSSSSSJOHNNY

HERESSSSSS JOHNNY

God that Suspiria remake pisses me off, what a stupid and pointless idea. Another one of my favorite horror films getting butchered...

May 18 - 06:51 PM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

BUTCHERED INDEED . . . when you look at the behind the scenes pictures and footage of 35 year old Dario Argento making SUSPIRIA, he's truely caught-up in the"spirit" of Suspiria . . . filmaking is Argento's PASSION and there is so much ELECTRICITY flowing from Argento during Suspiria. David Gordon Green seems like just another typical American "hands-off" perfunctory director who colors within the lines. For instance, Dario Argento wanted an Alice in Wonderland feel to Suspiria and had the set-pieces over-sized for the film in order to make the actresses appear smaller and more overwhelmed by the masse en scene.///American directors simply cannot think outside the box except in rare instances. (Actually its the godforsaken greedy producers who hamper a gifted-director's ability to make movies outside the box)

May 19 - 08:44 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

None of Green's films are visually memorable. Even his earlier, better regarded films are regarded for acting and script.

May 20 - 11:07 AM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

and despite what pepople are saying, DARIO ARGENTO'S DRACULA 3D looks AWESOME!!!!!

May 19 - 09:01 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Hobo With A Crucifix

May 20 - 11:05 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Like with "Prometheus", I think Ridley Scott has found a way to use his 'brands', like "Alien" and "Blade Runner", to greenlight films that explore only tangential variations of the originals. I think that, in and of itself, is a fascinating approach, much more so than your typical reboot ideas. Since it's here, I'll have to make an exception for the "Apes" reboot however.

I think an ideal frame for an exciting Steve Jobs film would cover his meeting with the Woz in the early 70s through to Jobs and Woz's departure at the dawn of the Macintosh graphic interface revolution. All of this just makes the Kooch's role look that much more like an eager grift. Yes, I'm still holding out hope that Charlie Sheen will star in the 'official version'. Scoff if you want, but who else understands the depths of megalomanic narcissism better? Ash Kooch isn't interesting enough to be truly deranged.

Lesbian pulp with Cate Blanchett? Tie me up and let me watch! Are you kidding? Look at that glowing beauty with the coyly boyish haircut. Loverly.

Not interested in Liam Neeson until he finally agrees to a Nic Cage team-up. That's a movie that may actually give somebody swine flu.

Nothing but hate for "Suspiria" remake. Green has dabbled in a number of genres without ever establishing a personal, signature style. One thing for sure, he's shown no skill for the type of tone-tension manipulation required for effective horror. Plus, Fuhrman still has quite a hole to climb out of after the ridiculous "Orphan". I'm not swayed by Green's recent comments making allusions to "Black Swan" for what he intends with this.

Not much else to say about the rotten news. I was perfectly happy with the underrated 2003 "Peter Pan" film. Alan Rickman as Reagan?!? At least the CBGB film offers a great opportunity to do an imaginary cast - Kirsten Dunst for Deborah Harry, Charlotte Gainsbourgh for Patti Smith, Adam Scott for David Byrne, Eddie Redmayne for Tom Verlaine, Seth Green as Lou Reed (ha!), Zach Galifianakis as Lester Bangs. We'll see.

I hope the Taylor Lautner 'trilogy of urban psuedo-sport' ends with part three devoted to Ultimate Frisbee, just for the possibility of an on-set accident that'll knock those pearlys out. Also, this sexy stranger "Nikki" - how alluringly androgynous is that name? Lautner wouldn't know what to do with that grind if it was right in front of him in a hotel lobby.


May 18 - 07:50 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

A Blade Runner Sequel seems so silly to me. I wish I knew why, I was a huge fan of the Book and the Film and tell people they are both great. Since the main characters name is the only real similar device between the two it's hard to say "which is better". Which continuity do you think the sequel will follow? I mean, out of the 6 (7?) Cuts and endings from the First Blade Runner?

Why are Lesbian films always between a really young girl discovering the possibilities of Romance for the first time and an old broken down lady who's tired of the same old romance? The two leads in Carol sell me on the movie though, I agree with your sentiment.

If I ever get my fortune Sir, I will credit you when I produce a Cage/Neeson film. This is such an obvious and insane nightmare of an idea. Catch Phrase the movie! or....Quotes of the Summer! If Nic brings the right kind of crazy (Kick-Ass, The Rock, Raising Arizona, Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation) it could even be a critical darling!


May 18 - 10:25 PM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

Dude, WE TOTALLY NEED A BLADERUNNER SEQUEL! to explore THAT UNIVERSE created by Ridley Scott that seems to have little in common with Philip K Dicks under-populated universe. Remember Rutger Hauers' Tears in the rain Soliliquy . . . "Attack Ships off the Shoulder of Orion; C-Beams Glittering in Taanhauser Gate; Riding test boats in the black galaxies; an attack fleet burn like a match and dissapear" . . . yes BLADE RUNNER DEMMANDS A SEQUEL and Deckard and Roy Batty need to meet up again. ///Philip K Dick had alternate universes in his book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, certainly there can be alternate universes in BLADE RUNNER 2 where Deckard and Baty can run into each other at various points of their lives.///and SPECIAL EFFECTS can truely show us the C-Beams and Burning-Attack Fleets and Black Galaxies and The Tanhauser Gate mentioned in the "Tears in the Rain Soliloquy."

May 19 - 08:56 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Honestly I thought the hard boiled Noir and themes in Blade Runner is what made it a classic. Not the "universe" you seem to be craving but you have pointed out what worries me. I can see Ridley and a Studio sitting a round a table discussing what would look AMAZING! and after all that planning realize "huh, we don't have a story....OH WELL! No one cares about story anymore. LETS DO THIS THING!" and that would really bum me out.

May 19 - 11:38 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I don't think the continuity will matter, as it seems this new film will not involve Dekkard. The book doesn't offer many clues for where they're going with it, but since Dick was pleased with Fancher's prior treatment, it's good to see him return. If anyone else makes the Cage/Neeson film, I'll still consider it my gift to humanity. Hopefully, it'll go full nutzoid. Sample scene - NC: It's a snakeskin jacket, a symbol of my belief in individuality and personal freedom! LN: Take the f#cking elephant!

May 20 - 11:24 AM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

APES!!!! APES!!!!!! GO APES!!!!!! The APES SEQUEL will probably take place between the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the events in the Pierre Boulle novella . . . they need the same editor, producer and director . . . Rise of the Planet of the Apes never slowed-down or became redundant during its 115 minute running time.

May 19 - 09:00 AM

Spencer S.

Spencer Saunders

It seems like every Rotten of the week comes down to Lautner. Not surprised. His acting is pure pathetic and his scripts are always shit-driven.

May 18 - 08:51 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

His teeth are like blinding headlights.

May 18 - 09:31 PM

Thomas Skuzinski

Thomas Skuzinski

My eyes! My eyes!

May 19 - 11:28 AM

George Patchell

George Patchell

I love that the writer mentions Lautner's achievments as Cheaper by the Dozen 2, did anyone even watch that movie?

May 20 - 08:44 PM

Jimmy G.

Jimmy Gee

His smile says "You may not be seeing my next film--but you'll be paying for your daughter to--SUCKER!"

May 21 - 07:36 AM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was one of my favorite movies of 2011, and it was a surprise hit both critically and financially. The sequel is one of my most anticipated films of the next few years; I'm very excited to see where they're taking the story. I haven't seen The Informant or Contagion, but The Bourne Ultimatum is one of my all-time favorite movies.

btw. that picture of Taylor Lautner is one of the funniest things I have ever seen!

May 18 - 10:21 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

A Blade Runner Sequel seems so silly to me. I wish I knew why, I was a huge fan of the Book and the Film and tell people they are both great. Since the main characters name is the only real similar device between the two it's hard to say "which is better". Which continuity do you think the sequel will follow? I mean, out of the 6 (7?) Cuts and endings from the First Blade Runner?

Why are Lesbian films always between a really young girl discovering the possibilities of Romance for the first time and an old broken down lady who's tired of the same old romance? The two leads in Carol sell me on the movie though, I agree with your sentiment.

If I ever get my fortune Sir, I will credit you when I produce a Cage/Neeson film. This is such an obvious and insane nightmare of an idea. Catch Phrase the movie! or....Quotes of the Summer! If Nic brings the right kind of crazy (Kick-Ass, The Rock, Raising Arizona, Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation) it could even be a critical darling!


May 18 - 10:25 PM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

Dude, WE TOTALLY NEED A BLADERUNNER SEQUEL! to explore THAT UNIVERSE created by Ridley Scott that seems to have little in common with Philip K Dicks under-populated universe. Remember Rutger Hauers' Tears in the rain Soliliquy . . . "Attack Ships off the Shoulder of Orion; C-Beams Glittering in Taanhauser Gate; Riding test boats in the black galaxies; an attack fleet burn like a match and dissapear" . . . yes BLADE RUNNER DEMMANDS A SEQUEL and Deckard and Roy Batty need to meet up again. ///Philip K Dick had alternate universes in his book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, certainly there can be alternate universes in BLADE RUNNER 2 where Deckard and Baty can run into each other at various points of their lives.///and SPECIAL EFFECTS can truely show us the C-Beams and Burning-Attack Fleets and Black Galaxies and The Tanhauser Gate mentioned in the "Tears in the Rain Soliloquy."

May 19 - 08:56 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Honestly I thought the hard boiled Noir and themes in Blade Runner is what made it a classic. Not the "universe" you seem to be craving but you have pointed out what worries me. I can see Ridley and a Studio sitting a round a table discussing what would look AMAZING! and after all that planning realize "huh, we don't have a story....OH WELL! No one cares about story anymore. LETS DO THIS THING!" and that would really bum me out.

May 19 - 11:38 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I don't think the continuity will matter, as it seems this new film will not involve Dekkard. The book doesn't offer many clues for where they're going with it, but since Dick was pleased with Fancher's prior treatment, it's good to see him return. If anyone else makes the Cage/Neeson film, I'll still consider it my gift to humanity. Hopefully, it'll go full nutzoid. Sample scene - NC: It's a snakeskin jacket, a symbol of my belief in individuality and personal freedom! LN: Take the f#cking elephant!

May 20 - 11:24 AM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

aHA! . . . so . . . he DOES like (some) Disney movies; certainly if he allows his heart to accept other Disney movies HE may become a bona fide adorer of Disney movies altogether. Disney movies generally go beyond the "kiddie movie" nomen clature; the stories are deeper and operate on many different levels../////

May 19 - 08:32 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Well, it could be argued that the two movies I do enjoy are also the least "Disney" of them all. I mean, I like Pixar, the first Pirates movie and I tend to enjoy the Marvel line of superhero movies which culminated with Avengers, so I do like quite a bit of Disney, just not the traditional animated ones.

May 19 - 10:27 AM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

You don't like their 2D movies (which are far superior than any of their garbage Pixar movies or any other animated crap we get nowadays [with the exception of Studio Ghibli]), but yet you like thePixar movies, & Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?

May 20 - 11:14 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Willy Wonka? What? Where did you pull that out of?
And yes, I enjoyed Wall-E, Up, Ratatouille and TS3 a lot more than the princess movies. Because the princess movies are fucking stupid.

May 21 - 01:17 AM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

No, the princess movies aren't fucking stupid, their Pixar movies are (except for Wall-E, the Incredibles, & Monsters Inc.).

May 22 - 12:30 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Oh, and Disneyland in California was awesome, I loved it. I went on that Twilight Zone Elevator of Doom like 10 times in a row.

May 19 - 10:28 AM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

BUTCHERED INDEED . . . when you look at the behind the scenes pictures and footage of 35 year old Dario Argento making SUSPIRIA, he's truely caught-up in the"spirit" of Suspiria . . . filmaking is Argento's PASSION and there is so much ELECTRICITY flowing from Argento during Suspiria. David Gordon Green seems like just another typical American "hands-off" perfunctory director who colors within the lines. For instance, Dario Argento wanted an Alice in Wonderland feel to Suspiria and had the set-pieces over-sized for the film in order to make the actresses appear smaller and more overwhelmed by the masse en scene.///American directors simply cannot think outside the box except in rare instances. (Actually its the godforsaken greedy producers who hamper a gifted-director's ability to make movies outside the box)

May 19 - 08:44 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

None of Green's films are visually memorable. Even his earlier, better regarded films are regarded for acting and script.

May 20 - 11:07 AM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

Dude, WE TOTALLY NEED A BLADERUNNER SEQUEL! to explore THAT UNIVERSE created by Ridley Scott that seems to have little in common with Philip K Dicks under-populated universe. Remember Rutger Hauers' Tears in the rain Soliliquy . . . "Attack Ships off the Shoulder of Orion; C-Beams Glittering in Taanhauser Gate; Riding test boats in the black galaxies; an attack fleet burn like a match and dissapear" . . . yes BLADE RUNNER DEMMANDS A SEQUEL and Deckard and Roy Batty need to meet up again. ///Philip K Dick had alternate universes in his book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, certainly there can be alternate universes in BLADE RUNNER 2 where Deckard and Baty can run into each other at various points of their lives.///and SPECIAL EFFECTS can truely show us the C-Beams and Burning-Attack Fleets and Black Galaxies and The Tanhauser Gate mentioned in the "Tears in the Rain Soliloquy."

May 19 - 08:56 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Honestly I thought the hard boiled Noir and themes in Blade Runner is what made it a classic. Not the "universe" you seem to be craving but you have pointed out what worries me. I can see Ridley and a Studio sitting a round a table discussing what would look AMAZING! and after all that planning realize "huh, we don't have a story....OH WELL! No one cares about story anymore. LETS DO THIS THING!" and that would really bum me out.

May 19 - 11:38 AM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

APES!!!! APES!!!!!! GO APES!!!!!! The APES SEQUEL will probably take place between the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the events in the Pierre Boulle novella . . . they need the same editor, producer and director . . . Rise of the Planet of the Apes never slowed-down or became redundant during its 115 minute running time.

May 19 - 09:00 AM

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24 Frames

Picture gallery of movie bears

Good Friday
Good Friday

50 movie posters gallery

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