Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rush Hour 3: Anti-Chinese?

That's what Chinese authorities are saying about Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker's Rush Hour 3. China's Film Bureau however denied banning the movie.

Jackie Chan film 'angers Chinese'

The Reynolds-Bullock Nuptial

Ryan Reynolds is marrying Sandra Bullock! But only in the movies. Reynolds is in final negotiations to star with Bullock in Disney's romantic comedy The Proposal.

Ryan Reynolds wed to Bullock in "Proposal"

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Simpsons Victory at the Box Office

The Simpsons Movie beat out other films during the weekend in America as it raked in $72 million. Other new entries No Reservations and I Know Who Killed Me debuted at numbers 5 and 9 respectively.

'The Simpsons Movie' earns big Doh!
Simpsons claim box office victory

Friday, July 27, 2007

In Theaters This Weekend (July 27-29, 2007)

Here are movies opening this weekend, via IMDB, and ranked according to personal familiarity with the movie and/or actors in the movie.

  1. The Simpsons Movie - Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, etc. Directed by David Silverman
  2. No Reservations - Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin. Directed by Scott Hicks
  3. I Know Who Killed Me - Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough. Directed by Chris Sivertson

The Simpsons Movie Opens in the US This Weekend

The beloved TV family from Springfield is now in the big screen, as The Simpsons Movie debuts across America this weekend. So far, its IMDB rating is a 9.0 and is ranked at #93. It's surprisingly pretty high than I expected.

I'm a fan of the Simpsons in the 90's, but haven't seen an episode of the cartoon series in years. I might just wait for the DVD to come out before I see it, but don't let me stop you from watching it!

'Simpsons' make bigscreen bow

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Star Trek's Original Spock is Back, Young Spock Casted

Alias and LOST creator J. J. Abrams is slated to direct the next Star Trek movie since 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis, and he'll be directing 2 Spocks in the movie: the older one, played by Leonard Nimoy reprising his role from the movies, and the young version, to be played by Heroes actor Zachary Quinto. However, the script is heavily guarded (Abrams loves secrets, doesn't he?) so we don't know much about what the movie will be all about. Oh, we do know it will open on Christmas Day, 2008.

Dual Spocks for Abrams' Star Trek

Vaughn and Witherspoon Will Star in 'Four Christmases'

Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon is set to star in New Line Cinema's holiday comedy Four Christmases, which is scheduled to start filming sometime in late Fall. Witherspoon stars in the movie Rendition, in theaters this October, while Vaughn stars in Into the Wild (September 2007) and Fred Claus (November 2007).

Vaughn, Witherspoon set for comedy

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Disney Bans Smoking From Its Movies

This is one of those "weird news" (just my opinion) that you hear once a week. Disney has announced that "it was banning smoking from all its family-oriented films and cutting back on the practice in its adult-themed divisions, Touchstone and Miramax."

I am a non-smoker myself, and I do agree that smoking is bad for your health and that it's comparable to using drugs, but this move seems a bit ... silly? I don't think it's the word I'm looking for. Hopefully, this decision by Disney will have some benefits in the future.

Disney Kicking the Habit

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Michael Bay Interview

Here's an interview with Michael Bay, the director of the blockbuster hit Transformers. He talks about death threats from Transformers fans, working with Steven Spielberg, and other stuff.

BBC Interview with Michael Bay

Monday, July 23, 2007

Adam Sandler movie top at US box office

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, the latest comedy film by Adam Sandler, topped the American box office during the July 20-22 weekend, pushing last week's number 1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix down to number 2. New musical comedy Hairspray debuts at number 3.

‘Chuck & Larry’ Bests Harry Potter at Box Office
Sandler comedy takes US top spot

Friday, July 20, 2007

Cruise's Valkyrie Starts Filming

Tom Cruise's 2008 movie Valkyrie has already started filming in Berlin, Germany amidst controversy. Germany considers Cruise's religion Scientology as a cult, and some Germans are worried that his religion will somehow make its way into the film.

Cruise: Good Nazi, Better Welcome Wagon

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

1-18-08

So have you heard of this latest movie by J. J. Abrams (of LOST and Alias fame)? The Internet is buzzing with speculations and theories as to what the movie is all about. All we have right now is a short trailer of the movie. We don't even get the title!

If you ask me, I am excited to find out more about this flick. It looks like another exciting monster-attacks-New York flick.

Only Gumshoes Can See This Movie

Rotten Tomatoes' Mid-year Report for 2007

So which movies were worth watching this year so far? Which movies need to be forgotten? Check the list for yourself at Rotten Tomatoes' website and see if you agree with their list.

The Best and Worst of the Year So Far…

M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening

I remember a few weeks ago looking in IMDB for upcoming projects by The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan, and was disappointed that I didn't find any new movies listed. Well today I was surfing around for movie news and I found this old article about the director's new movie called The Happening. I checked back at IMDB and to my surprise, it's now listed.

The plot reminds me of "War of the Worlds": "a paranoid thriller about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity"

The movie is set to be released on June 13, 2008.

Fox lands Shyamalan movie

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Google Bourne

This sounds pretty exciting. Universal Pictures and Google created a new online game called "The Ultimate Search for Bourne with Google" to promote the upcoming Matt Damon movie The Bourne Ultimatum.

I will check the link later when I have the time. The Google game is here.

Universal, Google are game for "Bourne" deal

Monday, July 16, 2007

New X-Files Movie!

I'm a huge X-Files fan so I'm excited to find out that they're going to release a second movie based on the classic TV series. Can't wait to see Mulder and Scully back in action!

Although to be honest, I don't know how the TV series ended.

New X-Files movie 'coming soon'
Second "X-Files" pic moving toward production

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Indiana Jones is 65 years old

Well, not him, but Harrison Ford, the actor who plays the famous treasure hunter in the big screen, celebrated his 65th birthday on the set of the 4th Indiana Jones movie. I wonder if Jones will be a 60-year-old or something in the movie, or if they'll make him younger than Ford.

Ford turns 65 on set with Indiana

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Germany Supports Tom Cruise's New Anti-Hitler Film

Why this movie caught my eye:
1. Tom Cruise - he and his "religion" Scientology is a never-ending source of discussion
2. Bryan Singer - the director of box office hit movies like the X-Men series and Superman
3. Adolf Hitler - still making news 60 years later

Combine all three of them in a movie is just weird.

Germany backs Cruise's anti-Hitler film

Friday, July 13, 2007

Kevin Spacey returns as Lex Luthor

One of the best actors of our time, Kevin Spacey is set to reprise his role as Superman's archnemesis Lex Luthor in Superman Returns' sequel Superman: The Man of Steel. I wasn't a big fan of the 2006 movie but Kevin Spacey is one of my fave Hollywood actors so it's good to hear he'll be back in the big screen for the next Superman movie.

Spacey 'to reprise Superman role'

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Secret of the Magic Gourd

I know I've read about this movie a few weeks ago, but forgot about it. And here it is again. Apparently this Disney movie was shown in China (and only in?). I don't remember any ads about this movie here. I hope they show it here.

Disney's Chinese Gourd

Carter: The Sexy Witch

This is an interesting interview with Helena Bonham Carter, who played the role of Bellatrix Lestrange in the upcoming movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I didn't know she had a hand in deciding how her character will look like on the screen.

Helena on being Bellatrix

Pixar is Old-School

Pixar is one of the most financially successful studios lately, thanks largely to their advanced animation technology. But behind the cool 3D animation in each of their movie lies the secret to the success of their movies: a good old story.

WARNING: The article gives away the ending to Ratatouille.

CGI Aside, Pixar Is Old-School at Heart

Monday, July 9, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Reviews

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is right around the corner and movie reviews are starting to pop up. Some are saying it's not that good while others are praising it as the best in the series so far.

Here are some of the reviews I've seen:
Review: `Potter' Spins More of the Same (Yahoo!)
A collection of reviews from several websites (BBC) - a good source of mix reviews about the movie.

I'm still going to watch it anyway. The question is when. Hopefully I get to see the movie before the release of the final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Weekend Box Office: July 6 - 8, 2007

Transformers was a huge success in US and Canada during the July 6 to 8 weekend. Yay!!!

Here's the top 20 movies of the weekend if you're interested.

Hoorah for Transformers!

Transformers was one of my favorite cartoon shows growing up. When I first heard of the news that they're going to make a live action movie of it, at first I was a bit weary. The show had been off the air for more than a decade now (well, I mean the show has reruns on some channels but no new episodes). Slowly, as "spoilers" leak in, I got excited. Could it really become a good film?

I've seen the movie, and I have to admit I love it. There were some flaws, but the movie was so fun to watch that you'll just don't care about those flaws.

Since the Philippines was one of the countries who showed Transformers earlier than the US, I didn't know if it would be a hit or a miss in the US. (If a movie is a hit in the US, you can say that it would be a hit everywhere else). Now that it's been shown in America, I'm glad that it did well in the box-office!

Hopefully this means they'll do a sequel.

BBC news on the success of Transformers

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