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In the same week when much of the online news buzz was about March Madness and missing Malaysians, movies mustered much attention as well. Included in this week's Ketchup are news stories about upcoming sequels like Cars 3, The Fantastic Four 2, Ghostbusters 3, The Incredibles 2, Jurassic World, and The Wolverine 2.
The Weekly Ketchup celebrates Pi Day by... mentioning it here and then never again. That's because the rest of the column is devoted so thoroughly to discussing the merits (or lack thereof) of movies like Captain America 3, the Fletch and Peter Pan reboots, the remakes of Explorers and Something Wicked This Way Comes, and other new roles for Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, and Guy Pearce.
This week's Ketchup covers a sort of slow news cycle, post Academy Awards. The stories that did break include a few potential blockbusters for Sony Pictures, including a movie version of the video game The Last of Us, and a "gritty" reboot of Zorro. There's also a T. Rex movie, giant insects, and a possible remake of West Side Story.
This week's Ketchup is chock full of almost 10 varieties of sequels, including follow ups to such movies as We're the Millers and (maybe) Space Jam, threequels in the form of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and Ghostbusters 3, and even a second Steve Jobs biopic.
This week's Ketchup includes movie development news stories about the Marvel movies Doctor Strange and The Fantastic Four, sequels for Mean Girls (sort of) and Ride Along, and new movies starring Jennifer Aniston, Tina Fey, Will Smith, and Meryl Streep.
This week's Ketchup covers a week that got off to a horrible start. Moving on, as we all must, we also learned of lots of news concerning various Marvel movies (including Ant-Man), about new roles for Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, and Kate Winslet, and Disney's plans for a Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers movie.
This week's Ketchup includes movie development news stories about new entries in franchises like Captain America, Riddick, Thor, and xXx, and new (possible) roles for Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum, and Bruce Willis.
This week's Ketchup includes movie development news for Wonder Woman, quasi-remakes of Day of the Triffids and Man on Wire, the sequels Night at the Museum 3, Through the Looking Glass, and The Nut Job 2, and possible roles for Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
We're now halfway into January, but Hollywood had another slow news week, possibly because so many movie industry types were preparing for their annual skiing vac... err, make that "the wonderful celebration of independent filmmaking known as the Sundance Film Festival." Movies that made the cut this week include Marvel's Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, and Magic: The Gathering.
This Week's Ketchup actually covers three full weeks since the weekend before Christmas (two editions of the Yearly Ketchup were published during that time -- the Freshest stories of 2013 and the most Rotten). Most of Hollywood took (at least) those three weeks off, but there was still a fair amount of movie development news, although some of it was in the "rumor" or "ambiguous tweet" category. The ten stories we're going with include a few true stories (Richard Pryor, Montezuma, and the Boston Strangler) and a few sequels (including Ice Age 5, Night at the Museum 3, and Paul Blart 2).
Our review of the top stories (by month) of 2013 started last week with the Fresh Developments (and biggest stories), and this week, we have the "Rotten Ideas" of the year. Included in the mix are dozens and dozens of remakes, as well as a few sequels, and we say good-bye to talents like Paul Walker, James Gandolfini, and Hayao Miyazaki.
Few industries enjoy taking really, really, really long extended holiday vacations like Hollywood. So when we get to this time of the year, there's really not much in the realm of "movie development news" to discuss, especially not in a weekly column which normally includes 10 different stories. So, this week and next, we're instead going to review 12 of the year's top stories, presented to you in monthly chronology. The year-in-review begins with the "Fresh Developments" which here also serve (mostly) as the "Top Stories" of the year. And there was no confusion about what the year's top story was...
The last true entry of the Weekly Ketchup for 2013 covers a fairly slow news week (a fact we remind you of frequently down below). What did still make the news included a lot of comic book movies, like Ant-Man, Sandman, X-Men: Apocalypse, and the Man of Steel sequel. There's also new potential roles for Brad Pitt and Hugh Jackman, and we might actually be getting... Gilligan's Island: The Movie?
This was a crazily busy week for movie development news. This writer is absolutely certain that in the future, it will be easy to think a story was covered in the Weekly Ketchup, only to discover that it wasn't, because the week in question was this one. The movies that did make the cut include new projects for Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise and Dwayne Johnson, new entries in the Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, and Man of Steel superhero franchises.
This week's Ketchup includes big superhero news, such as the film debut of Wonder Woman and the announcement of X-Men: Apocalypse for 2016. There's also a few sports-related movies (involving LeBron James and Vince Lombardi), and our first glimpse at the movies of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
This Weekly Ketchup comes to you on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and as such, it's more of a "Semi Weekly Ketchup." Most of Hollywood just took the week off, but we did get some stories, like Quentin Tarantino talking about his next movie. There's also release dates for Alice in Wonderland 2 and Friday the 13th, and a remake of... Road House?
This week's Ketchup includes several movie development news stories involving sequels, such as "threequels" for both The Best Man and Insidious, and a sequel to... It's a Wonderful Life? Say it isn't so, Clarence! There's also news about a Peter Pan prequel, the Gran Turismo video game adaptation, and a biopic about author J.R.R. Tolkien.
This week's Ketchup is dominated by big moves and shake-ups on the movie release calendars for 2014 and 2015, which include movies like The Fantastic Four, Fifty Shades of Grey, Hercules: The Legend Begins, Independence Day 2, and Mission: Impossible 5.
This week's Ketchup comes to you timed alongside two very different events: the release today of Marvel's Thor: The Dark World (which led to various Marvel Comics related stories), and the American Film Market, which is an annual event during which independent producers and distributors from around the world meet in Santa Monica, California to schmooze and make deals. Stars like Dwayne Johnson, Gerard Butler, and Samuel L. Jackson are among those included in the resulting movie development stories.