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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

THE PURGE Review

THE PURGE is more of a slasher suspense thriller, but not as gory as the standard slasher movies. Much of the movie's strength centers on the thrilling suspense, build-up of things to come, and how the story and the events in the movie unfold. The twist and the turns that are sure to generate an audience reaction, whether their reactions may hate the movie or admire it. [read the rest of the review, click HERE]

X-Men Viral Photos and Video Reveal More Sentinels

The viral marketing for the highly anticipated X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST has begun with teasing Trask Industries photos, posters, and ads. In the X-Men universe, TRASK INDUSTRIES, which is founded by Bolivar Trask, developed the robot units known as the Sentinels which really are anti-mutant robots. These photos, which were tweeted by the film's producer-director Bryan Singer, reveals "history photos" of Sentinels being present during important and historic government events, and other photos depict company ads for Sentinels in the movie's universe. The viral video, on the other hand, is a commercial for Trask Industries (another slightly similar ad can be seen at the post-credits scene in the movie THE WOLVERINE. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is set for a May 23, 2014 release.
For more Trask stuff check out their viral website: www.trask-industries.com
[hit the jump for the video and the photos]

Jamie Foxx Wants to be Spawn

Among the superheroes created in the 1990s, SPAWN is probably the one that embodies and stands as the posterboy for 90's comics; irreverent, hardcore, mysterious, and can sometimes be seen armed with really big guns. It was adapted into an immensely disappointing movie in the late 90s. Ever since that time, its creator Todd McFarlane has been working hard to redeem his creation and get a serious, hard-R-rating SPAWN movie. It looks like his chances of getting it made will be faring well this time, because Jamie Foxx has publicly expressed his wishes to take on the role of Spawn, if a new movie is to be made. Jamie Foxx has been aggressively pursuing the reboot. Will this be the push needed to get an R-Rated Spawn into theaters? [read the full article after the jump]

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

BOSES to Finally Open in Local Theaters

After a 5-year journey to local and international film festivals, BOSES comes to mainstream commercial local screenings, specifically SM Cinema (including Iloilo) on July 31, 2013. BOSES (Voices) is directed by Ellen Ongkeko Marfil (who also directed MGA PUSANG GALA, and ANGELS), and written by Froilan Medina and Rody Vera. The cast includes Julian Duque, Coke Bolipata, Ricky Davao, Meryll Soriano, Cherry Pie Picache. [more data after the jump]

Erik Matti's ON THE JOB is Jury's Choice in Korean Filmfest

Filipino Cinema has once again scored a success, this time at the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea last week, with Erik Matti’s indie movie “On the Job” which won the Jury’s Choice; while lead star Joel Torre, won Best Actor. “On the Job” was also an entry in the Directors’ Fortnight of this year’s Cannes fest in France last May.

ON THE JOB is scheduled to have a commercial release in local cinemas on Aug. 28. No information as of yet if the movie is scheduled to reach Iloilo theaters.

Trailer Tuesdays: Red 2, The Purge, Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, 47 Ronin

Our Trailer Tuesdays this week brings forth some trailers for the upcoming sequel to the Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren ensemble action movie simply titled RED 2, The other comedy ensemble of Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jonah Hill (among other cast members), who are all facing apocalypse in THIS IS THE END, the horrifying THE PURGE, and the comedy BAKIT HINDI KA CRUSH NG CRUSH MO? All of which opens tomorrow July 31, 2013. In addition, we also get a glimpse of the CG-animated movie which revives the classic anime SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK, and then we also get to be blown away by Keanu Reeves' new movie about samurai warriors in the fantasy world: 47 RONIN [hit the jump to check out the trailers]

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Rurouni Kenshin 2 sets date for UK release

Around 2 months ago, we reported that two sequels for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie are being made for a planned trilogy. This week, several sources have revealed that the first sequel "Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc" is set to be released this October in the UK. No release date for the Philippines and/or other countries have been announced as of yet. [full article after the jump]

ROCKY Universe Continues With CREED

The Rocky franchise will continue on into its seventh film, but it seems that Rocky himself will not be the one throwing the punches. Deadline reports that this new Rocky picture, to be titled CREED, will avoid the insanity of putting a 67-year-old Sylvester Stallone back in the ring, and revolve around the grandson of Apollo Creed, Carl Weathers’ character from the original film. As for Rocky himself, Stallone will still return, although now solely as a mentor to the younger Creed. [full article after the jump]

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Butterfly Effect manifests in a Remake

The Butterfly Effect will be getting a remake from FilmEngine and New Line-based Benderspink, with original writer-director Eric Bress on board to pen the new script. A.J. Dix, Anthony Rhulen, Chris Bender and JC Spink will produce, as they did on the original, along with Film Engine president Navid McIllhargey. No director is yet attached.

The original sci-fi thriller, starring Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart, was a solid performer for New Line with a worldwide box office of $96 million on a budget of $13 million along with a pair of direct-to-DVD sequels. Bress and J. Mackeye Gruber co-directed and co-wrote the original. Kutcher portrayed a character who had the ability to travel back in time and change the present by changing what he had done in his past — but found that changing several childhood traumas created unintended consequences.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Wants to Fight With The Avengers Too

In the world of superhero movies, as is in the case of the Marvel Studio movies, characters and superheroes get to crossover in each other's movie. Tony Stark can make an appearance in a Hulk movie, Nick Fury can have a cameo in Captain America, and those characters can all meet up in The Avengers. Hugh Jackman has recently come out in an interview expressing his wishes that he and his character Wolverine could fight alongside, not only with the X-Men, but with the Avengers as well. [full article after the jump]

The Wolverine review

THE WOLVERINE seeks to revitalize the comic book character Wolverine with a treatment designed to correct the wrongs of the previous movie, one that will render it "done right this time" And yes, it does accomplish that job.

Aside from the action, The Wolverine is more character-driven. People who expect the same kind of "fantastic fun" in other superhero movies may find the movie dragging, or even mediocre. Especially in the first half of the movie wherein which I loved the drama and the complex evolution of fates, following the journey of one man who is lost and feeling cursed by the pain of the past, and  has to live with it (eternally).
[Read the Full Review HERE]

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bloodsport, Kickboxer, and Timecop Get Remakes

Looks like we'll be expecting a resurgence of Van Damme movies, and Van Damme may or may not necessarily be in them. Relativity Media is set to produce a remake of the Jean Claude Van Damme movie BLOODSPORT with James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) as director. Meanwhile, Radar Pictures is also eyeing on the remake of another Van Damme movie: KICKBOXER with Stephen Fung (Tai chi Zero) as director. Months ago, it was also reported that a TIMECOP Movie (which is also originally a Van Damme movie) is also in development. [full article after the jump]

Chris Benoit Story to be told in CROSSFACE

One of the most controversial personalities in the Wrestling Showbiz World was wrestler Chris Benoit who committed suicide after he murdered his wife and 7-year-old son. That story about Benoit's fall into darkness will be tackled in the movie entitled CROSSFACE which is an adaptation of the book by Matthew Randazzo entitled "Ring Of Hell: The Story Of Chris Benoit And The Fall Of The Pro Wrestling Industry" The film will be directed by Vicente Amorim who also directed "Good" which stars Viggo Mortensen.
[full article after the jump]

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen quits Freddie Mercury movie

Ever since we saw him in his role for his movie BORAT, many people have been agreeing that Sacha Baron Cohen has an uncanny likeness with the legendary singer and vocalist of Queen; Freddie Mercury. And many agreed that if ever there be a biopic about Mercury, Cohen would be perfect for the role. In 2010, Queen guitarist Brian May did confirm that a Freddie Mercury biopic will be filmed, and Cohen is set to portray the Queen vocalist. But now, it has been announced that Sacha Baron Cohen won’t be playing Freddie Mercury after all.
[read the full article after the jump]

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

GODZILLA is Coming 2014

GODZILLA is a historical phenomenon in cinema, especially in Japan from which it originated. And even though Hollywood has, in the past, failed in making a good Godzilla movie with Roland Emmerich's awful 1998 Godzilla movie, Hollywood is giving it another crack with a Godzilla movie that promises to 'do it right this time'

The new Godzilla movie is directed by Gareth Edwards, who directed the 2010 indie hit "Monsters" and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe. GODZILLA gets unleashed May 16, 2014. [more after the jump]

Farewell, Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina Passes Away
Dennis Farina, the dapper, mustachioed cop-turned-actor best known for his tough-as-nails work in such TV series as "Law & Order," "Crime Story," and "Miami Vice," has died. He was 69.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of a great actor and a wonderful man," said his publicist, Lori De Waal, in a statement Monday. "Dennis Farina was always warmhearted and professional, with a great sense of humor and passion for his profession. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues." [read more after the jump]

Trailer Tuesdays: The Wolverine, Grown Ups 2, Intersections, Seventh Son, The Hunger Games: catching Fire, Oldboy

Our Trailer Tuesdays this week brings forth some trailers for the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy GROWN UPS 2, and the Luc Besson produced French romantic thriller INTERSECTIONS, both of which set to open tomorrow July 24. Then there's the highly-anticipated hardcore superhero movie THE WOLVERINE which opens Thursday July 25. In addition, we also get a glimpse of a new epic fantasy movie entitled SEVENTH SON which looks completely bad-ass good, the highly anticipated new chapter to the Hunger Games saga THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, and the red-band trailer for the Spike Lee-directed remake of the Korean noir movie OLDBOY [hit the jump to check out the trailers]

Monday, July 22, 2013

Wong Kar-Wai's Ip Man Movie THE GRANDMASTER

Wong Kar-Wai is considered one of the greatest auteurs in international cinema. His new movie will be one that tells the true-to-life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. The Grandmaster stars Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung, Hye-kyo Song, Chen Chang, Yuen Woo-ping, Shun Lau and Siu-Lung Leung. The film is scheduled for release in the US August 23, 2013. [check out full article after the jump]

The Avengers: Age of Ultron will Not be like the Comics Storyline; Whedon provides details for Avengers 2

This is a case of geeks trying to expect the movies to absolutely copy the comics. Well, that isn't going to happen with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Age of Ultron may have the same title with the comicbook storyline, but it will, most definitely, create its own storyline with what has already been established in the other movies. And THAT has been confirmed by Joss Whedon himself. [Hit the jump for the detailed report]

WARCRAFT begins filming 2014

This weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con, particularly at Hall H, the audience got an unexpected trailer.  In an open, alien-looking desert, a human warrior seemingly stands alone.  He drinks the last water from a skein, and drops it on the ground.  He draws a magnificent sword, and steps forward to examine the bones of a fallen soldier.  He picks up a fancy-looking shield.  He begins circling around, facing off an unseen enemy.  The camera pulls back and reveals…an orc wielding a giant battle axe.  The two continue to circle each other.  Then they charge forward, screaming at each other, and the final shot is the orc leaping in the air, bringing down the axe, and we cut to black.  Then the title comes up: WARCRAFT.  The crowd goes wild.  This is the kind of fun surprise that Comic-Con can provide, and Legendary in particular has become so adept at providing.  [full article after the jump]

DC/WB Plans Superman-Batman Movie for 2015 and The Flash for 2016

It's no secret that DC/Warner Bros. has been desperately trying hard to catch up, cash in on the trend, and follow on the formula of Marvel's ultra-successful Avengers movie phenomenon. A Justice League movie has been planned and repetitiously failed to launch (what with the failure of Green Lantern and the unaired Wonder Woman TV series). Now, with the success of MAN OF STEEL, DC/Warner strikes while the iron is hot by following it up with a sequel that is a SUPERMAN-BATMAN movie to be released by 2015, and "tentatively" to be followed by a FLASH movie on 2016. And possibly a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie by 2017. [read more after the jump]

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Avengers 2 Has A Title

The cat is finally out of the bag! AVENGERS 2 now has a title. And one that is most unexpected actually. The title has been revealed as... "The AVENGERS: AGE of ULTRON" Some of you who are "in the know" of the goings-on in the Marvel movies universe may have expected that part 2 will be all about Thanos and/or the Infinity Gauntlet... Well, you may or may not be wrong, because no story details have been revealed as of yet. For now, what we get is a title. [read the story details after the jump]

Joseph Kosinski tackles Tron 3 and the remake of The Black Hole

This year's OBLIVION has proved that director Joseph Kosinski is one of those filmmakers who takes sci-fi seriously and has the potential to make it magnificent and thought-provoking at the same time.

Kosinki is currently involved in development on two sci-fi projects, each of which revolves around similarly thought-provoking ideas and themes. TRON 3 which is the third movie off the Tron franchise, and the other is THE BLACK HOLE, which is a new take on the cult sci-fi movie released by Disney back in 1979. [full article after the jump]

Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is Now Filming

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES was an epic success that it put to motion the rejuvenation of the Planet of the Apes series; it was most certainly a reboot that fuels further Apes movies. The newest movie in the series, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES continues the Apes saga with Andy Serkis coming back to portray the ape Caesar, and director Matt Reeves (Let Me In) helming the movie. It will also star Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Toby Kebbell, Enrique Murciano, and Judy Greer. This movie is currently filming. It is set to be released on July 18, 2014.[full article after the jump]

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Upcoming Movies: ENDER'S GAME

ENDER'S GAME is one of the most popular and highly successful sci-fi novels around. This novel by novelist Orson Scott Card now been adapted into a motion picture with the same title. ENDER'S GAME is directed by Gavin Hood, and stars Asa Butterfield as Andrew "Ender" Wiggin,Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld, Jimmy Pinchak, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin. It is set for a November 1, 2013 US release. [full article after the jump...]

Cinemalaya 2013 will be July 26 to August 4, 2013

On its ninth year, the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will once again grace the silver screens, at least in Metro Manila anyway. Cinemalaya 2013 will be held this July 26 to August 4, 2013 at the Greenbelt, Trinoma, and the Alabang Town Center Cinemas.

A total of 122 entries were submitted for the New Breed category but they were trimmed down to ten finalists. For the Directors Showcase category, 18 scripts were submitted but only five entries will compete in this year’s film festival. The selected finalists in the New Breed and Directors Showcase categories each received a seed grant of P500,000 to finance the production of their films.

[check out the list of entries and other details over at cinemalaya.org]

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sharon Cuneta is looking for a Screenplay

Inquirer reports that Megastar Sharon Cuneta is inviting independent filmmakers to submit screenplays for an indie movie. She was not looking for a vanity project, she clarified, but merely asking filmmakers, “What type of movie do you see me in?” From the tone of the report, it seems that Sharon is trying to tap the indie population, or at least those probably not connected with the mainstream film companies. It should be remembered that Sharon has indeed supported the indie scene in many instances, and I wouldn't be surprised if she cracked at pushing the indie scene again into the limelight.
Screenplays may be e-mailed to: megascripts2013@gmail.com

source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

Gina Carano & Rob Liefeld working on bringing AVENGELYNE to the Big Screen

Gina Carano and comic book artist-writer Rob Liefeld are working together to develop a movie adaptation of Liefeld's comicbook creation AVENGELYNE with Carano as the title character.

Published in 1995 under Image Comics, AVENGELYNE is about an angel (Avengelyne) who is the most feared warrior in Heaven's Army. But she was banished from Heaven by God after being tricked into questioning his love for humans. Avengelyne was stripped of all her angelic abilities, other than her great strength and her blood, which, once extracted from her body, could be used as a weapon or a miracle once empowered by quoting verses from the Bible. Despite her new limitations, Avengelyne continues to battle the demons that she can find while on Earth. [full article after the jump]

X-Men Update: The Sentinels are Revealed! And Character Images as well!

Much anticipation surrounds the upcoming X-Men movie, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. This X-Men sequel will serve as a crossover sequel for both X-Men: First Class and X-Men: The Last Stand. With the upcoming Comic-Con in San Diego, several press releases are surely expected this week. In this connection, the character images for some of the X-Men characters have been released online. Among them are Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Ian McKellen as Magneto, Daniel Cudmore as Colossus, Nicolas Hoult as The Beast, Lucas Till as Havok, and newcomer to the X-verse Omar Sy as Bishop. Plus, we get to have a first look at the what the Sentinels will look like in the upcoming movie. A TRASK logo is also seen in the movie. TRASK refers Bolivar Trask, the man who developed the Sentinels. [Hit the Jump to See the Images]

Prepare for THE WORLD'S END

The team of writer-director Edgar Wright, producer Nira Park, writer-actor Simon Pegg, and actor Nick Frost compose the team that has been responsible for the comedy cinema gems SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, and the underrated TV series SPACED. Now, the team is back for a new movie entitled THE WORLD'S END. [full article after the jump]

Thursday, July 18, 2013

"All You Need Is Kill" has been retitled to "Edge of Tomorrow"

The Japanese sci-fi novel titled ALL YOU NEED IS KILL by Hiroshi Sakurazaka is being adapted into a movie directed by Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Jumper) and stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton. This adaptation which had the same title as the novel, has recently been retitled as EDGE OF TOMORROW. The film is scheduled to be released on June 6, 2014. The poster for the film has also recently been released, ready for their panel in the upcoming comic-con in the US. Hit the jump to check out the synopsis of the movie.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MAN OF TAI CHI Review

This film has not yet been released in the US, so its a treat to see this movie already. MAN OF TAI CHI has a tone of simplicity; it does not aspire or have pretensions to achieve anything else except for just being a straight-to-the-point martial arts movie. And it does accomplish its task with flying colors. But despite its simplicity, the evidence of achieving an impressively well-directed movie is clear; the story of its main character is weaved beautifully, following him in his life from being a sort of an underdog in his menial job, from being a simple humble man, and into his journey into darkness, his innocence gradually being corrupted. [read the FULL REVIEW]

Hanks and Howard brings Robert Langdon back in INFERNO Adaptation

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are not yet done with the mysteries of Robert Langdon. After The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, Sony has set their sights on Dan Brown's INFERNO with Ron Howard as director, and Tom Hanks reprising his role as Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon. Sony has set INFERNO's release date on December 18, 2015. [read the full article after the jump]

Dean Koontz novel ODD THOMAS is an unreleased movie now shown in the Philippines

ODD THOMAS is a movie that nobody seems to have heard of (not unless you are familiar with the novel from which it is based upon), simply because there is no marketing for this movie, and it pretty much feels non-existent because the United States release date for the film was delayed indefinitely. But now it has found its way in Philippine theaters, showing this week nationwide

ODD THOMAS is a movie based on the novel of the same name by Dean Koontz, about a clairvoyant short-order cook working in a desert town who has the ability to see dead people and proactively acts upon them by being at the aid of the police, in solving crimes. He, then encounters a potentially dangerous and very mysterious man who intends to cause a massacre. [full article after the jump]

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Concept Art for Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Concept art for Thor: The Dark World by Charlie Wen and Captain America: The Winter Soldier by Ryan Meinerding have recently been released online by Marvel, which gives us an idea what the movie will look like. Consider it a still-image visual teaser of things to come for these upcoming Marvel movies. Thor: The Dark World opens on November 8, 2013. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4, 2014. [check out the other concept art after the jump]

Trailer Tuesdays: Man of Tai Chi, The Lone Ranger, Odd Thomas, Turbo, Elysium

Our Trailer Tuesdays this week brings forth some trailers for the upcoming Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, and Gore Verbinski adaptation of THE LONE RANGER, the Keanu Reeves' directed Martial Arts breakthrough film MAN OF TAI CHI, and the Stephen Sommers directed ODD THOMAS which is based on the Dean Koontz novel of the same name. All of them set to open tomorrow July 17. While on July 19, we have the Dreamworks' animated movie TURBO. We also get a glimpse of ELYSIUM which is the new movie from writer-director Neil Blomkamp who has given us the groundbreaking DISTRICT 9. ELYSIUM stars Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, William Fichtner, and Jodie Foster. [hit the jump to check out the trailers]

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Finding of the Real-life Filipina Maid from which the film ILO ILO was Based Upon

The Singaporean movie entitled "ILO ILO" which has won the coveted Camera d’Or award for best feature film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, is based upon the true-to-life experiences of director Anthony Chen and his family's relationship with a Pinay OFW Nanny from the City of Iloilo, Philippines. Now, the film's facebook page has revealed that they have found the actual Pinay on whom the movie is based upon. Read the facebook statement after the jump.

Keanu Reeves' Directorial Endeavor with MAN OF TAI CHI

We've seen him kick ass in the Matrix movies, and be a bad-ass in Constantine. But we've never really seen Keanu Reeves be THE bad guy, nor have we seen him be the director. Now we get to see that in the movie MAN OF TAI-CHI.

Keanu Reeves might possibly go through an evolution of reputation as he is about to show the world what he can do as a director with his directorial film debut in this movie. MAN OF TAI CHI is about a young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills, and how he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a highly lucrative underworld fight club.
[Check out the full details after the jump]

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Is Fox planning an X-Force Movie?

20th Century Fox, in appraising the superhero movie landscape, may be embracing the concept that if other studios are going to go one superhero per movie in order to build a team, Fox has the power to introduce entire teams right off the bat.  The X-Men movies have continued to pile in more and more mutants, and now that it’s bursting at the seams with Bryan Singer‘s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, the studio may be close to moving into the secondary teams.  One such team is X-FORCE, (originally) a team of younger, aggressive, and rebellious mutant kids who banded themselves as a paramilitary mutant team whose aspirations may be similar to the X-Men, but their means to achieving an end are completely different. If Fox plans to take on X-Force, the announcement may come at their Comic-Con panel this July. [full article after the jump]

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch Appearances in Avengers 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past

The Comicbook characters Pietro Maximoff a.k.a. Quicksilver, and Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch, in the Marvel Comics Universe are members of the superhero team The Avengers. Now, the movie Avengers 2 is currently in active production (what with the start of Marvel's Phase 2 movies, beginning with Iron Man 3) and has included both superhero characters to make an appearance in that sequel. It just so happened that the upcoming movie X-Men: Days of Future Past will also have both characters make an appearance in that movie. Because aside from being Avengers, both comicbook characters are also mutants, and are the children of Magneto, one of the most important characters of the X-Men Universe. [read the full article after the jump]

James Bond 24 Officially Greenlit with Sam Mendes, John Logan, and Daniel Craig set to Return

EON Productions and MGM has confirmed James Bond 24 with Sam Mendes indeed going to be back to direct the movie with a screenplay by John Logan (Coriolanus, Lincoln, Gladiator, Rango) and Daniel Craig playing Bond for the 4th time. James Bond 24, which has no official title as of yet, is scheduled to arrive in theaters on October 23, 2015 in the UK and November 6, 2015 in the US.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON Productions; Gary Barber, Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment made the announcement this week. Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film. [full article after the jump]

Friday, July 12, 2013

Pacific Rim review

I actually loved the concept. If I were to judge the movie only by concept and eye candy factor, the movie does score high. But unfortunately, I was not impressed by the rest of it. The movie suffers from bland acting and a sloppy script. There is a lack of chemistry between the main characters Becket and by Mako; actor Charlie Hunnam and Academy Award Nominated actress Rinko Kikuchi (for her performance in the movie BABEL) are certainly great performers, but their acting in this movie feels so uninspired and so amateur-ish. [read the full review HERE]

The Wolverine Redefined

One of the highly-anticipated movies this year is THE WOLVERINE starring Hugh Jackman, reprising his role as the savage mutant, directed by James Mangold, screenplay written by Christopher McQuarrie, Scott Frank, and Mark Bomback, and based on the 1982 limited series Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.

One of the reasons why this is highly anticipated is the fact that this movie seeks to revitalize the character with a treatment designed to correct the wrongs of the previous movie, one that will render it "done right this time" [full article after the jump]

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Two Separate Live-Action Adaptations for THE JUNGLE BOOK Being Made

Rudyard Kipling's THE JUNGLE BOOK is about to get, not just one... but two live-action film adaptations. One by Disney and another by Warner Brothers.

The Jungle Book is Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel (and/or series of novels) about an orphaned Indian boy named Mowgli, who is raised by animals that protect him from a ferocious tiger who rules the jungle. Book is currently in the public domain (as to intellectual rights). [full article after the jump]

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pacific Rim Featurettes

PACIFIC RIM opens this week, and one way to warm up, excite, extend, and enhance that Pacific Rim experience is to check out the Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes of Pacific Rim... [videos poster after the jump]

Brillante Mendoza delves into Horror Genre with "SAPI"

Brillante Mendoza, one of the Philippine's most respected and internationally-prestigious filmmakers, delves into the genre of horror with his new movie "SAPI"

The film's first trailer has been released [see the trailer after the paragraph] As part of pre-production, Direk Brillante conducted research on various sectors of society regarding this phenomenon. Meryll Soriano, Dennis Trillo and Baron Geisler are among the cast that star in the film. The film is currently in post-productions phase. No release date or other release details have been announced as of yet. The Synopsis for the movie has been posted in the movie's official website: sapithemovie.com [full article after the jump]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier First Teaser Poster Revealed

Disney has released the first teaser poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hern├índez, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Sword, Graphic Novel by US-based Filipino Writer/Artists, set for a Film Adaptation

THE SWORD is a graphic novel by US-based Filipino writers and artists known as the Luna Brothers; Joshua Luna and Jonathan Luna. The novel is a fantasy story set in modern day about a young woman named Dara Brighton seeking revenge on a trio of siblings with unique abilities. Dara's conflict with the siblings revolves around, and is aided by, an unusual sword. Now, Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features are setting their sights on a film adaptation of THE SWORD and has tapped X-Men screenWriter David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen, The Scorpion King) to pen the screenplay. [read the full article after the jump]

Trailer Tuesdays: Pacific Rim, Before Midnight, The Numbers Station, Aftershock, Machete Kills

Our Trailer Tuesdays this week brings forth some trailers for the upcoming Before Midnight,  The Numbers Station,  and Aftershock. All of them set to open tomorrow July 10. While on July 11, we have the highly-anticipated Guillermo Del Toro movie Pacific Rim. We also get a glimpse of the return of Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse hero Machete in "Machete Kills" this time with Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen. Machete Kills is set to have its international release on October 4, 2013. [hit the jump to check out the trailers]

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