Sony haven't skimped on the amount of detail that they have given away in the trailers and teasers for the reboot of The Amazing Spiderman. Indeed, David of this parish thinks that they've been much too liberal with the information and are starting to get into territory where they are damaging the film. It's hard not to disagree that there has been an awful lot of stuff thrown our way - you might surmise it is because Marc Webb has got the unenviable task of rebooting a franchise that was already very successful (third part notwithstanding) not so very long ago. The shadow of Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi hangs heavily over the new addition to the canon and it could be that they have taken the decision to bombard us so that it's made crystal clear that we are dealing with a very different webslinger here - sardonic, a little gangly, and with mechanical webshooters (yay).
Gary Oldman, who we will next see as Commissioner Gordon in The Dark Knight Rises, has been inked to play the creator of Robocop in Jose Padilha reboot of the 80's Paul Verhoevan classic (and I use that term advisedly). Oldman will play Norton, the scientist who saves the life of cop Alex Murphy (played by The Killing's Joel Kinnamen) after he has been shot up in the line of duty. Murphy's bitter redemption is to be remade as Robocop: half-man, half-machine, all badass righter of wrongs and preventer of injustices. Oldman's character finds himself torn between helping the machine rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation. It all sounds a bit Frankenstein-ish to me, which is no bad thing at all.
No, not the video games. Brand new TV Spots for The Dark Knight Rises have hit the net after premiering on US TV last night, each loaded with new footage.
Tired of The Dark Knight Rises posters yet? No? Good, because there are even more available today.
The Exorcist, not only one of the greatest horror movies ever made but one of the greatest movies, has a lingering power that may well be impossible to replicate.
Time and time again, Hollywood has failed to get a remake off the ground (but have seen no shortage of rip-offs) because this is a movie that can't be copied and likely can't be bettered.
The solution, it seems, is to not make a movie at all.
The Dictator conquers the box office this week.
A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.
Come on, admit it, we were all kind of surprised to see that the trailers for the sequel to G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, namely G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, actually looked pretty promising. Sure, the film will never win awards for being high art, but the mix of tongue-in-cheek action and actual character peril the trailers suggested meant that a sizeable audience was getting pretty damn interested in seeing it.
Now comes the news that Paramount have shifted the release date by NINE MONTHS in order to give the film a 3D conversion. Please pardon me while I sigh. It's far too late to be doing this, Paramount! Not all that many people care about 3D. It's not all that great. It darkens everything. It takes you out of the story and the moment. It makes for expensive tickets and annoyed customers.