Archive for September, 2010

Some Not So Obvious Batman 3 News

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Christopher NolanAs if the madness hadn’t started already during the final credits of The Dark Knight, the words coming from director Christopher Nolan can finally lay some rumors to rest and we can start getting facts about the next Batman installment.

We’ve assumed that Christopher Nolan is to direct the third Batman, even if there has been no official statement made by him or the studio…until now. Nolan recently told Empire that it is safe to assume he’s directing.

It’s becoming inevitable, I’ll put it that way…I feel myself falling into it, I guess. And getting it all figured out and I’m pretty excited about what we’re doing so… If I haven’t announced it, I think that people probably all know at this point that I’m doing it.

Asked if “we can safely assume you’re directing,” Nolan replied “I think you can at this point, yes.” Christopher Nolan confirmed he will be back to direct, and is currently revising a draft of the screenplay written by co-writer Jonathan Nolan.  Nolan can pretty much do anything at WB now after making The Dark Knight and Inception – mo money, mo movies I always say.  I don’t.

Check out: Batman 3 – Who’s The Next Villain

Trailer: Skyline

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Here’s the first full trailer for the alien invasion movie Skyline.  Directed by the Brothers Strause (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem), and if special effects if your thing, this movie might interest you.  No huge movie stars can only mean one thing, anyone can die!  How do they die you ask?  Well by looking at the lights, obviously.  Here’s to hoping black scrubs survives.

In the sci-fi thriller Skyline, strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth, releasing a biomechanical monster to search escape groups.

Star Wars Series To Be Released In 3D Starting In 2012

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

darth vaderTHR and Deadline are reporting that George Lucas is set to milk the entire Star Wars franchise in 3D starting in the early months of 2012. Apparently Lucas was waiting for more 3D screens to open up in theaters. The first film to be released will be The Phantom Menace and continue in chronological order.

THR reports: Each conversion takes at least a year to complete; with Lucas personally overseeing the process to make sure each one is as perfected as possible. Lucas has said that the “Avatar” experience convinced him that “Star Wars” was ready for the state-of-the-art 3D treatment.

So we will have the Blu-ray’s coming soon, the 3D re-release in theaters over 6 years and then a 3D home video release that will follow.  There is just no end to this bloody thing is there?  So far we’ve only seen bad post-converted 3D films [examples here and here], so we have that going for us.

Today’s Links 28.9.2010

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Today's LinksHere is a collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Back To The Family Ties.  Yeah I don’t even know where to go with this one. [Link]
  • The 7 Most Annoying Kids in Action Movie History. [ranker]
  • 24 movie trailers that function as standalone works of art. [avclub]
  • Superman Reboot Adds Darren Aronofsky as Possible Director. [moviefone]
  • Stephen Fry Is Mycroft In Holmes 2. [dark horizons]
  • Stone, Wasikowska Enter ‘Spider-Man’ Race. [nif]
  • John Goodman cast in Kevin Smith horro movie. [ew]

The Angry Video Game Nerd [his site] is planning an “AVGN Movie”.

Stunning Trailer For Coen’s True Grit

Monday, September 27th, 2010

True Grit

The Joel and Ethan Coen version of True Grit now has a trailer, and it’s spectacular. This movie was making the most anticipated films of 2010 before, this solidifies it. Take Roger Deakins’ cinematography, I trust you will recall that name in a few months.  If you have seen the 1969 original, you may notice the references in the trailer; should be interesting to see how many more nods to the John Wayne version we will see.

Here’s the official synopsis and trailer after the jump.  Apple has the trailer in HD.True Grit opens on December 25.  NOTE: Featured in the teaser trailer above is a Mosie Lister’s gospel classic “Where No One Stands Alone,” performed by Nashville’s The Peasall Sisters. (more…)

The City Strip #26, Fluxing Kids

Monday, September 27th, 2010
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A reasonable kids toy.

Well it’s a very slow news day on this Monday September 27, 2010, so sit back and relax and go through all The City Strip comics, including today’s brand new issue!

I hope everyone had a great weekend of TV (Eastbound & Down, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Boardwalk Empire) as there was not too much going on in theatres.  I supported Wall Street 2, so I will go see it soon, it’s just because Michael Douglas is awesome really.  Oh, and if this story about Oliver Stone telling Shia to “F*ck off” are true, that makes it more important to see this movie.

Keep It Rreel,
Mayor

The CoF Presents: Great Dog Movies

Friday, September 24th, 2010

city of filmsWhether you were lucky enough to grow up with a dog as a member of the family, you have probably seen your share of Dog Movies.  Man’s best friend can certainly make an impact on audiences [they even have a guild] as some of the most popular films ever made have starred dogs, so here are some shining examples of their best movies.  List your own favourites too, comment below or chat with us on Facebook.
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Christopher Nolan’s List Of Potential Superman Directors

Friday, September 24th, 2010

supermanThere are little to no facts concerning Christopher Nolan’s Superman film, but we now have an idea of what direction Nolan is going with when news broke of the five directors that were on Nolan’s short list to potentially direct the film.

Noticeably absent is his own flesh and blood Jonathan who had been rumoured to be in the running.  Deadline’s Mike Fleming broke the news, and according to him, the directors currently being looked at are:

Tony Scott (Unstoppable, The Taking of Pelham 123)
Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield)
Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Clash of the Titans 2 [upcoming])
Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code)
Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch)

Nolan has already started meeting with directors and will submit his choice to Warner Brothers in the next few weeks.  I think it would be nice to see Jones take a stab at it, he seems like he would be more restrained with the material, anyone see what he did with Moon?  Amazing.  We shall hear back soon, stay tuned.

Reel: Scream 4 Behind The Scenes Look

Friday, September 24th, 2010

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Entertainment Tonight has a behind the scenes first look for Scream 4. If you’re a fan of Ghostface, check this out.  Director Wes Craven said via Twitter, “It’s the end of the beginning, and the beginning of the end…That’s a wrap on @Scream4!” Scream all you want, this movie is happening April 15 2011. Thanks /Film

Trailer: The King’s Speech

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Tom Hooper’s film The King’s Speech won top prize at the Toronto Film Festival, and was met with praise at Telluride. We have the trailer for you and it’s great. Colin Firth as King George VI is obviously a safe bet (for now) for an Oscar nomination, of course Geoffrey Rush stands a similar chance as well, and he’s always great isn’t he? The film looks great and should be one to watch out for. The King’s Speech opens in theaters on November 24.

The film is based on the true story of the Queen of England’s father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. The King’s Speech stars Academy Award nominee Colin Firth as King George VI, who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Rush stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war.