‘Saw V’ Poster

29 08 2008

It’s getting closer to the autumn months which generally means it’s almost time for another Saw sequel. Here’s the poster for the latest installment. I’m guessing the movie ends with some crazy twist ending that incorporates many of the seemingly mundane and trivial moments throughout the entire movie making everyone think, “No way!” before blowing someone up or ripping their limbs from their bodies.


Brett Ratner Wants To Direct A ‘Guitar Hero’ Movie

29 08 2008

That’s right. Brett Ratner, director of such films as X-Men: The Last Stand (vomit!) and the Rush Hour franchise, wants to make a movie based on the popular video game, Guitar Hero.

He had this to say about it:

“I love ‘Guitar Hero’ and I think it’s a part of pop culture. I would love to do a ‘Guitar Hero’ movie, if Activision would ever let me. I’m trying to convince them, but why would you have a movie screw up such a huge franchise? Not that I would make a bad movie. So that would be cool, to do a ‘Guitar Hero’ movie.

“It could be about a kid from a small town who dreams of being a rock star and he wins the ‘Guitar Hero’ competition. One of these dreams-[come-true] kind of concepts.”

So basically, it would be just like that shitty movie, The Wizard, only modernized to center around the Guitar Hero video game instead of an NES and a Power Glove. Oh, and let me guess, the main character ultimately scores a 100% on DragonForce’s “Through the Fire and Flames” to win some kind of championship, right? I can’t believe that he thinks he wouldn’t make a bad movie out of that.

Yet Another Musician Biopic Is On The Way. This Time, John Lennon.

29 08 2008

That’s right, because we never get tired of those musician biopics. First time director Sam Taylor-Wood is apparently going to tackle a biopic chronicling the early life of John Lennon, titled Nowhere Boy, which will include his relationships with his mother, aunt, and good friend, Paul McCartney.



Taylor-Wood had this to say about the film:

“The women in John’s early life truly shaped who he became and the strengths and weaknesses of their relationships are central to this film.”

While no casting has been made yet, Kate Winslet is in talks to play Lennon’s mother and Emily Watson is also in talks to play Lennon’s Aunt Mimi.

The way I see it, the more unusual the subject, the more creative the movie can potentially be. For example, Ray and Walk the Line were great, albeit pretty straight forward as far as movies are concerned. I’m Not There, however, was a horse of a different color, telling 6 different stories of Bob Dylan at the same time and while some people didn’t enjoy it as much as others (I for one, loved it), it can certainly be said it wasn’t the same kind of movie we usually see.

John Lennon was certainly an unusual person and is widely believed to be a genius (much like Dylan), so hopefully we won’t be getting the same, rehashed struggling musician story that we’ve all grown so weary of in recent years. I’m going to remain optimistic on this one.

Cher To Play Catwoman In ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?

25 08 2008

Rumor has it that aging pop sensation (and walking corpse), Cher is in talks to play Catwoman in the upcoming sequel to The Dark Knight. Now, none of this has really been verified by anyone of any merit at this point.

British tabloid/gossip magazine, The Telegraph, made the following report:

“The 62-year-old singer and actress is reported to be in talks to play Catwoman opposite Christian Bale in the third Batman film from British director Christopher Nolan.

The Oscar-winner will join a cast that includes Johnny Depp as The Riddler as she plays the whip-carrying burglar. The character has also been played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry.

A studio executive said: “Cher is Nolan’s first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years.

Filming of the new Batman instalment, provisionally entitled The Caped Crusader, is due to begin in Vancouver early next year.”

Of course, we should all know better than to trust a magazine like The Telegraph, but the thought of Cher playing Catwoman makes me want to vomit. I would hope Christopher Nolan would be smarter than that if he even chooses to sign on to a third film (I don’t know why he wouldn’t).

While ‘The Caped Crusader’ isn’t at the top of my list of potential titles for the sequel, I am somewhat supportive of Johnny Depp as a choice to play The Riddler. I think he’s a rare talent and would do the role justice, but I’d like to see if anyone else is considered for the role, if in fact The Riddler is the villain in the sequel.

Please, share your thoughts on Cher as Catwoman. Should result in some interesting comments.

‘Toy Story 3’ Poster Arrives 2 Years Early

25 08 2008

I know Toy Story 3 isn’t due out for another 2 years, but it’s nice to see some proof of it happening. It’s been almost a decade since Toy Story 2, but dammit, I’m excited for number 3. I have no doubt that Pixar will put out more of their trademark quality material.

‘Superman’ Will Follow In The Footsteps Of ‘The Hulk’ And ‘The Punisher’

22 08 2008

That’s right. It looks like the Superman franchise is going to see a reboot much like The Hulk and The Punisher. Warner Bros. has decided to reinvent Superman with a darker tone to sort of follow in the footsteps of The Dark Knight. Awesome. Because there aren’t enough dark movies out there already. It’s not yet known if Bryan Singer will be involved with the new movie, but if we all cross our fingers, maybe he won’t be. As of yet, there’s no date set for a new Superman movie, but Warner Bros. plan to put out 4 new comic book movies within the next three years and that includes a sequel to The Dark Knight. At least there’s ONE thing to look forward to.

Two ‘Max Payne’ Movie Posters

21 08 2008