In an interview with Showbiz 411, Sigourney Weaver has seemingly confirmed that James Cameron is going to shoot his three sequels to Avatar back to back, aiming for releases in three consecutive years.
Avatar, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of Tintin. All of these big tentpoles incorporate sophisticated motion capture technology to bring their creations to life, making it possible to record and render (incomplete) effects on set. Now, Seth MacFarlane has used that same technology to give the world a teddy bear simulating fellatio. Potential: Realised.
What do you get if you cross a weak episode of Glee, Gospel music, Dolly Parton and a clunky, lacklustre script?
The answer is Joyful Noise.
What a tangled web he weaves... Whilst he’s known to many as your ‘Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man’, the web-slinger is never shy in attracting a vast array of dangerous enemies, each with their own unique way to take down the red-and-blue spandex-clad saviour. In the impending The Amazing Spider-Man, the hero’s famous foe, The Lizard, finally hits the screen after a Sam Raimi trilogy that contained Dr Curt Connors only to leave the reptile in the shadows. As a character fans have been vying for since Connors first came into contact with Maguire’s Peter Parker, wishes have finally been fulfilled. Future prospects are bright, too, and here are some possible future foes for Marvel to sink their teeth into now that Spider-Man has received the reboot treatment.
Today's Retro is a bit more personal because, this week, I'll be looking at one of my favourite films, Howard Hawks' El Dorado (1966). I've chosen this as, in my experience, it's a film that not many people have seen which is a real shame and because it's a perfect Sunday Afternoon flick.
Suddenly, the power goes off. Trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors, a mysterious predator is hunting them one by one. In a place designed to keep things in, how will they get out?
Regardless of whether you're over- or underwhelmed by the constant bombardment of marketing from The Dark Knight Rises, you have to admit, they can run a mean publicity campaign.
Sony have been so desperate to sell you undecideds and Raimi-devotees, that they have managed to release a frankly amazing 25 minutes worth of material online to promote their upcoming reboot.
Someone has taken the initiative of editing together those clips and the result is a mini-movie that seems to basically bounce through every major plot beat necessary for a Summer blockbuster.
It looks like the sequel to 2010's surprise hit Monsters is picking up a bit of steam. Monsters was the ultra low budget indie darling of the year, making stars of everyone involved and breathing life into a genre that was becoming dominated by big budget FX fests.
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming animated comedy Hotel Transylvania, featuring a lot of monsters, a lot of big name voices and a lot of laughs. It’s shaping up to be the animated hit of the year.