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‘Wicked’ Adaptation Needs a Director. Will J.J. Abrams Step Up?

Posted by Jon Wiener July 12, 2010
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The team behind the hit musical Wicked are itching to make a screen adaptation of the book that later became a Tony Award winning sensation.  And, let’s be honest, J.J. Abrams needs more of our money.  Abrams has been approached by the play’s power team (Marc Platt, Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz) to possibly direct [...]

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What if Judd Apatow remade ‘Police Academy’?

Posted by Jon Wiener July 28, 2010
Apatow

Okay folks, hear me out on this one.  We will preface this by saying that there are zero plans for a Judd Apatow-related Police Academy reboot.  Back in March, it was reported that there would be a new Police Academy film, focusing on a brand new group of young hopefuls, eager to join the force.  [...]

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Rumor or Truemor? Joaquin Phoenix to play The Incredible Hulk.

Posted by Jon Wiener July 12, 2010
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The last time I saw Joaquin Phoenix, he appeared on Letterman with a gigantic beard and was going on and on about quitting movies and starting a rapping career.  This snowballed into YouTube videos of amateur hip-hop shows featuring J. Phoen with none other than Casey Affleck behind the camera.  Supposedly, the two have been [...]

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The Hunger Games – Don’t Eat a Big Meal Beforehand

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum April 3, 2012
Roasted Mockingjay!!

Thanks for the headache, jerks.  I was pretty sure that the near dystopian future would not only be plagued by evil reality television show producers (is there another kind?) and a sadistic government (ditto?), but who knew that it would also suffer from perpetual earthquakes.  Poor Katniss Everdeen, the camera shakes as she battles baddies, [...]

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‘The Virginity Hit’ trailer is out. To hype or not to hype…

Posted by Jon Wiener July 28, 2010
Will Ferrell Adam McKay

When I was in high school, i definitely got into a lot of shenanigans with my friends.  Most memorably, we videotaped faked kidnappings of one-another, which would usually lead to bizarre places and situations.  The more kidnappings we did, the more complex they got.  The last kidnapping led to a fake birthday party for my [...]

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Zack Snyder chosen to direct Superman reboot!

Posted by Jon Wiener October 4, 2010
Superman!

Zack Snyder, the man who brought us 300 and Watchmen is supposedly signed on to direct the Superman reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  News and rumors regarding the new Superman film have been flying around for many months, especially considering Christopher Nolan’s commitment to produce.  After breathing an entirely new life to the Batman [...]

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It should have at least bought me dinner first…

Posted by Jon Wiener August 1, 2010
Dinner for Schmucks

I will honestly say that I had zero expectations for Dinner for Schmucks, the box office success of the weekend.  It looked like a disappointing movie, but I gave it a chance, nonetheless.  I left the theater even more disappointed than expected.  Please, allow for me to explain… Dinner for Schmucks had a cast SO [...]

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What is ‘Battle: Los Angeles’?

Posted by Jon Wiener August 3, 2010
Battle: Los Angeles

There’s a new viral marketing campaign for a movie called Battle: Los Angeles.  What seems like your standard alien-invasion movie is being advertised with posters featuring classic alien/UFO sightings from history tagged with ReportThreats.org, which brings you to Sony’s website advertising the film, which is due to come out in 2011. I would like to [...]

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What Could Inception’s Success Mean for Hollywood?

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum July 23, 2010
Is It Real, or is It Memorex?

Inception made $62.8 million domestically on opening weekend.  Not bad at all.  But as time marches on, we could find that that weekend will end up marking a turning point in Hollywood; fingers crossed.  What?  How?  Why?  Let’s start at the beginning of this experience. My favorite trailers give me a hint of the broad [...]

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‘Moneyball’ Seems Like it Could be Awesome

Posted by Jon Wiener July 12, 2010
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Over the course of my 27 years on this planet, my interest in baseball has gone from a strong “Very Interested”, where I collected baseball cards and played little league to a weak “Remember Rookie of the Year?  That movie was the best baseball movie ever!”  After doing some light internet reading, I came across [...]

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