James Franco stars in new Rise of The Planet of The Apes Trailer

Check out the new trailer courtesy of The Sun newspaper…

You can check out the second trailer below

You can check out the new third trailer and full article here – http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/film/3652032/James-Francos-Monkey-Business.html


What’s the future like for Ryan Reynolds?

That’s the question being asked after the mega-flop that is Green Lantern….

Read my Green Lantern review by clicking the image above

 

So what of Ryan Reynolds’?  People Magazine’s Sexiest man alive had been poised for superstardom since charming audiences as Sandra Bullock’s assistant in The Proposal, and Green Lantern was to be his official promotion into the big leagues. Does Lantern‘s performance and underwhelming reception ruin his breakout moment, or merely postpone it? Though a few critics despised his nonchalance in the role, many of Lantern‘s harshest detractors excused Reynolds from the wreckage. “He’s the soul of likability,” according to Entertainment Weekly “Mr. Reynolds isn’t wrong for the job; the movie is,” ruled the New York Times.

Several experts agreed that Reynolds should use his superpowers in comedy, a genre he conveniently tackles next in The Change Up (a film where he and the brilliant Jason Bateman switch bodies). “Though he’s not able to harness the emerald energy of willpower to save Green Lantern from destruction, he’s also not at fault for the disaster,” said The Slate. “He’s so good-looking that no one realizes how funny he is. Used in the right roles, Ryan Reynolds could develop into a comic actor with the timing of a Paul Rudd and the body of a… slightly hunkier Paul Rudd.”

Rudd is a good comparison, as is Vince Vaughn, who was once a star in the tolerable Jurassic Park follow-up The Lost World. All three actors worked tirelessly in supporting roles in a variety of genres before Hollywood finally recognized the obvious and built comedies around them. I don’t think Green Lantern ruins Reynolds’ hope for action-hero stardom but if its frosty reception gives him reason to retreat to more comedic roles, the universe would definitely be a funnier place.


No Hellboy Three

EVER…..apparently…

bye…

Not really a suprised but still sad to hear actual confirmation never the less, Mike Mignola says that it’s extremely unlikely Guillermor del Toro will ever return to Hellboy.

Problems for Hellboy have been reported many times before, with del Toro saying that the production and writing processes were tough, and Big Red himself Ron Perlman saying “He’s doing Sons Of Anarchy without make-up. He’s spoiled!” The key statement was probably the director’s heartfelt “I know how it ends and I don’t know if I want to see that ending,” but he did say that he “would love to do it”.

Speaking in Calgary though, Mignola answered the questions by saying he can’t imagine it ever happening saying “I love Guillermo; he’s cute! But in every interview there’s a new story on what his next movie is, and he honestly believes he’s going to do them all. Last I heard, he said ‘I’m never gonna get back to Hellboy’. I’m not surprised, because he won’t live long enough to do a tenth of the movies he’s told me he’s going to make”.

So we won’t be treated to another visit with Hellboy and Liz’ twins, and no Beast of the Apocalypse shenanigans, at least on te big screen.

Mignola has always said that he was ambivalent about the films concluding before his comics did. “If del Toro does my ending, there won’t be a lot of surprise when I get there” .


Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortenson star in A Dangerous Method Trailer

Fassbender and Mortenson star as Jung and Freud in this David Cronenberg feature

This is Cronenberg’s first film since Eastern Promises and it’s shaping up to be worth the wait. The birth of psychoanalysis and Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud’s often bitter rivalry drive a narrative that also focuses on a damaging love triangle with the brittle, beautiful Sabina (Keira Knightley).

The movie is adapted from The Talking Cure, a stage play by Atonement writer Christopher Hampton. Hampton’s deft hand at period drama married with Cronenberg’s unique vision and a gifted cast should make it required viewing.

A Dangerous Method hits UK theatre’s on February 10

 


Mad Men the big winner at critics choice awards…Charlie Day robbed!

Mad Men Cleans Up….

John Hamm and Christina Hendricks

2011 CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS – COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

Best Drama Series
Mad Men

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Jon HammMad Men

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Julianna MarguliesThe Good Wife

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John NobleFringe

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (TIE)
Christina HendricksMad Men
Margo MartindaleJustified

Best Reality Series (TIE)
Hoarders
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Best Reality Series – Competition
American Idol

Best Reality Show Host
Mike RoweDirty Jobs

Best Talk Show
The Daily Show

Best Comedy Series
Modern Family

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim ParsonsThe Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey30 Rock

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Neil Patrick HarrisHow I Met Your Mother

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Busy PhilippsCougar Town

Ok so Jim Parsons is funny in the Big Bang Theory, but he is nowhere near as funny as Charlie Day in It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Someday Charlie the rest of the world will love you as much as I do…


Joaquin Phoenix set to star as a pimp opposite Marion Cotillard

Pair to star in James Gray’s “Low Life”….

Pimping ain't eazy....

Well now Phoenix has left his confusing faux-rap career behind…..he can focus on acting full time, and for his next project he has chosen to reunite with “Two Lovers” director James Gray for his new film “Low Life”.

Hurt Locker/The Avengers actor Jeremy Renner is also expected to join the cast. Cotillard will play a Polish woman attempting to emigrate to the US. While sailing to Ellis Island, her sister grows ill and she is forced to trade sexual favours to keep her alive. Warned to keep quiet about what has happened, she is given immigration papers that deem her a woman with bad morals. Vulnerable, she falls prey to Phoenix’s character, who manipulates her onto the game in New York.

I’m guessing production on this won’t be starting until next year what with Cotillard currently filming “The Dark Knight Rises”, Renner filming “The Avengers” and Joaquin Phoenix soon to be busy with “The Master”


Woody Allen Announces Bop Decameron Cast….

Woody Allen is also set to star in his next film…..

heading to rome…

 The writer/director/actor has officially announced the cast for his latest film titled “Bop Decameron” which is the story about a husband and wife travelling to rome to meet the man their daughter plans to marry.

So the cast in full, then: Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, with co-stars Antonio Albanese, Fabio Armiliata, Alessandra Mastronardi, Ornella Muti, Flavio Parenti, Alison Pill, Riccardo Scamarcio and Alessandro Tiberi.

They’re due to start filming next month although the film is yet to find a distributor or get an official release date.


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