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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rumours And News For January 27th

Have a few interesting bits of info for my loyal readers today, so get comfy and keep reading!

First off, it turns out Bill Clinton will NOT have a cameo in "The Hangover 2."  Yes, he stopped by the shoot for whatever reason, but it was not to film anything for the movie.  This comes direct from Ed Helms, and the entire story can be found at The Playlist.

Next up is news regarding Universal's movie and possible television adaptations of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series.  The plan as of now is to take the seven novels and condense them into three feature films, with a possible T.V. series following from that.  Latest casting news puts Javier Bardem, recently nominated for an Oscar for his role in "Biutiful," as The Gunslinger.  Ron Howard is directing the movies for Universal.

We also have some casting news for "Prometheus," Ridley Scott's apparent prequel to the "Alien" saga, but not.  Micheal Fassbender has signed on to be an android, probably part of the Bishop Series, that might have something to do with the DNA link to the Alien that Scott has recently been discussing.  More rumours involve Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie vying for the secondary female lead, Vickers.  Noomi Repace ("Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") has already been signed for the female lead.  Additionally, the movie has been set to release on June 8th, 2012, from a previous March date, setting this up for a possible tentpole position in the 20th Century Fox 2012 lineup.  More news when it leaks.

Another blow to fans of "The Hobbit" as filming has been delayed due to director Peter Jackson being hospitalized due to acute stomach pains caused by a perforated ulcer.  The filming delay will be minor, affecting only the start of filming, not the release date, December 19th, 2012.

That's all the news and rumours for today.  Until next time, keep the popcorn warm for me.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oscar Nominations 2011

Morning all.  Today marks the day the nominations are announced for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards for the ceremony on February 27th.  I am typing this AS the nominations are being announced, and will provide any links that are available to titles already available for purchase at Amazon.  Deeper information can be found at Oscar.com as well.  Enjoy!

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role: 
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role:
Christian Bale for The Fighter (2010)

Best Original Screenplay:

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Best Foreign Language Film:
Dogtooth (2009): Giorgos Lanthimos(Greece)
Incendies (2010): Denis Villeneuve(Canada)
Best Animated Feature Film:
Toy Story 3 (2010)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role:
Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role:
Best Achievement In Directing:
Best Motion Picture Of The Year:
127 Hours (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
Inception (2010)
True Grit (2010)
The King's Speech won 12 nominations, with "True Grit" following with 10.  "Toy Story 3" is the highest grossing film nominated this year for Best Picture, and only the third animated feature ever nominated.

So there you have it, the list of nominees for this year's Academy Awards.  I will not be posting the winners as they are announced on February 27th, but will follow in the morning afterwards with the complete list of winners and an updated list of Amazon links, allowing you to purchase titles right from the blog.  Oh, and in case there is any confusion, I'm not all of a sudden taking a month-long break, so remember to keep the popcorn warm for me!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Keanu Reeves Drops Bombshell - And Other News

Am I maybe exaggerating?  Maybe.  You be the judge.  Personally, I'm interested, but skeptical.  Only time will tell.

So here's the news:  Keanu was at the London International School For The Performing Arts where he was speaking to a class about a current movie of his.  Which movie?  Who cares, the news that I'm leading up to would make you forget the name anyway.  Well, he gets talking about new movies he's gearing up to do, including "47 Ronin" and "Bill & Ted 3."  Then he starts talking about the big news.

The Wachowskis have written scripts for "Matrix" 4 and 5, and they will be in 3D.

Additionally, they have talked to James Cameron regarding the advantages and disadvantages of filming with 3D.  Keanu promised that he wants these movies to be worthy of the name "Matrix," and that the visuals will change movie-making the same way the visuals in the first "Matrix" movie did.

He went on to discuss how the Wachowskis have sold a script to Warner for $5 million, making it the most expensive script sale in history, for a futuristic version of "Robin Hood" with Will Smith attached as the lead.  Full story can be found on AICN.

Oh, and there is also a rumour floating about that the DVD/Blu-Ray for "Tron: Legacy" has a teaser bit for "Tron 3."  Guess we'll have to wait for the release for that to be proven true or false.  Having yet to see the sequel, I have no comment other than the reporting of the rumour.

Until next time, keep the popcorn warm.