Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Movie News Rush 17

"The Green Hornet"

The news - The trailer for the film has finally arrived online. While the over-the-top action looks pretty cool, I feel the humor is out of place. You thoughts on this upcoming 3D flick?

"Dr. Strange"

The news - Rumblings of secondary heroes in the Marvel Universe hitting the big screen have been around for some time. But now Marvel has hired writers Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (who wrote the "Conan" remake) to write "Dr. Strange." Will the Sorceror Supreme be the first third tier character to get a feature film treatment ( as well as the first Marvel production as part of Disney)? We'll have to wait and see...

First Showing
Screen Rant
Latino Review
Live for Films
UGO Movie Blog
MTV News
The Geek Files


The news - Another trailer for the film, but this time there's some gory bits. I'm surprised it doesn't ask for your age before plying it. Oh well, easier to for the kids to watch I guess (though they could just put in a fake birth date). You know you wanna watch it...

"Rise of the Apes"

The news - We learned that offers had been made to both Don Cheadle and Freida Pinto to star in "Rise of the Apes" - and although we’re still not sure if Cheadle has accepted that offer, we do know that Pinto will be joining the cast along with John Lithgow.

Pinto will play the female lead in the prequel, a primatologist who presumably works alongside James Franco’s character (a modern-day scientist who conducts genetic experiments on a chimp he names Caesar in the hopes of developing a cure for Alzheimers). Lithgow will play Franco’s Alzheimers-stricken father, whom I imagine the scientist is trying to cure.

THR's Heat Vision
Screen Rant
Latino Review
First Showing


The news - The trailer for the film has finally arrived! Directed by Robert Schwentke ("The Time Traveler's Wife"), "Red" is based on the comic book mini series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. The film focuses on a group of retired ex-CIA agents who get thrown back into the game when assassins try to take them out. Those part of the gun-shooting cast include Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Karl Urban and Richard Dreyfuss.

"Little Fockers"

The news - A fair amount of trailers have hit the Internet this past week. Some decent, some just okay. Rank this trailer wherever you see fit. But maybe this will be the final film in this decaying franchise (unless it makes mega-money this December). It has a good cast though - but I guess Dustin Hoffman decided to sit this one out.

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