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This day shall forever be known as America’s Comedy Birthday.
Not only did we get the awesome first trailer for Anchorman 2 this morning, but now we have confirmation that another long-awaited comedy sequel is finally moving forward!
After over a year of will-they-won’t-they style wavering, Dumb and Dumber To is a go!
The Farrelly Brothers announced that Universal will produce and provide the funding for the film, which may start shooting as early as this fall.
The best news? Jim Carrey, who previously dropped out of the project, is definitely back in! For now, atMore >
For those who don’t know, Sam, the 46-year-old director of Nowhere Boy, ended up marrying the star of that film, Aaron Johnson, who is half her age at 23.
Which kind of makes this choice perfect, given the theme of the novel (I really shouldn’t call it a novel).
Aaron Johnson, in fact, has been talked about in the past to star as Christian Grey in the film. Whether that just got more or less likely now that his wife is directing remains to be seen.More >
If you were building humanoid robot assassins, would you make them look young and virile, or old and flabby like a deflated basketball, and in the postscript of a political career and highly-publicized divorce scandal?
The latter, right?
Right. That’s what I thought.
As such, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning to play The Terminator in Terminator 5.
The script is being prepared by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, and a director is still not attached.
Fast and Furious 6 director Justin Lin had previously been in talks to direct, but ultimately chose that project overMore >
We already know the Veronica Mars movie is happening (EEK!!!).
But creator Rob Thomas wrote an email yesterday to the Kickstarter backers who helped bring this upcomng film to life and broke the exciting news of others who will be joining Kristen Bell on the big screen.
Led by Tina Majorino as Mac.
“I really wanted Tina in Veronica Mars,” Thomas said. “To say I wrote Mac with Tina in mind would be an understatement. I wrote Mac for Tina, and Tina only. Veronica needed a female friend, and a Q to her Bond.
“Tina felt like just the sort of girl that Veronica would like andMore >
Fun fact: Michael Bay has only had two films reach above a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
But when it comes to giant action flicks, there’s nobody….not better…what’s the word I’m looking for?
Let’s go with “Explodier.”
That’s why Bay is working with Ubisoft and Warner Bros. to develop a movie adaptation of the Ghost Recon video game.
The director, who is currently working on Transformers 4, may or may not direct the film. That all depends on what direction the screenwriter–yet to be found–decides to go with the project.
Two other Ubisoft properties, Assassin’s CreedMore >
Note to all air travelers: lightsabers are apparently a no-no.
Even if those lightsabers aren’t real (I mean, there’s no such thing as a real light saber ………. or is there?? There’s not.).
Last week, Peter Mayhew, the actor who donned the Chewbacca suit in the Star Wars movies, was stopped by TSA at the Denver airport, and had his cane – which is shaped like a lightsaber – confiscated.
As most celebrities are wont to do these days, Mayhew took to Twitter, saying “@AmericanAir won’t lalow [sic] me through the airport with me cane! Can I get a retweet?”
He later corrected that itMore >
What happens in a weekend with no new blockbuster action flick? No Iron Man 3s or Fast and Furious 6s?
Well, an Ethan Hawke-lead horror thriller with a ridiculous premise becomes the number one movie in America.
The Purge won the weekend, earning $36.38 million.
The new film displaced Fast and Furious 6, which moved down into 2nd place in its third weekend in theaters, grossing $19.76 million.
Check out the full Top Ten after the jump:
Box office top 10:More >
Their Wedding Crashers quotes continue to make us cry with laughter… but should we line up to go see Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn today in The Internship?
Critics around the nation have chimed in on the comedy, which is now in theaters, with a resounding: HECK NO!
Scroll down for rundown of some of the more scathing review…
Everything about it feels stale: the actors, the story, the comedy, everything. And, to make matters worse, that everything goes on for an interminable two hours. – ReelViews
[It] would be kind of charming … if this Google-recruitment film, this 119-minuteMore >
The Little Prince is one of the most popular books of all time.
As such, it’s shocking that a major motion picture has yet to be made based on the French children’s novella.
Well, now it’s happening! And the voice cast is epic.
James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, and Paul Giamatti will star in The Little Prince movie.
The story follows a pilot who becomes stranded in the desert, where he meets a young prince fallen from an asteroid.
Mark Osborne, who directed Kung Fu Panda, will take the helm on the production.
Mackenzie Foy isMore >
The Hangover 3 comes out tomorrow and movie critics around the country seem to agree:
You should really go see Fast & Furious 6 instead.
The conclusion to this raucous saga has been positively slammed by all who cover films for a living, as you can see for yourself in the following sampling of Hangover 3 reviews…
It’s a “dull, lazy walkthrough” that has “a claim to be the year’s worst star-driven movie.” – The New York Times
Those looking for hilarity and hijinks with episode three will find the party is indeed over. - The Toronto Star
The first Hangover was good dirty fun;More >
He won’t be dealing with any oversized mushrooms, but Antonio Banderas has landed the role of Super Mario in The 33.
The upcoming film will focus on the amazing true story of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010.
Production will begin this fall with a release date some time in 2014 and Banderas is on board as Mario Sepulveda, who came to be known as known as “Super Mario” throughout the scary adventure.
Rodrigo Santoro will be playing Florencio, the first miner to surface in the rescue, while Martin Sheen will also star and Patricia Riggen willMore >
Sony has bought the movie rights to Angry Birds!
Yes. Movie rights. There will be an Angry Birds movie.
Now that movie studios are mining apps for ideas, we can all look forward to such thrilling summer Blockbusters as: Instagram: The Duckface of Death, Google Maps: Curse of the Undocumented Construction, and Grindr: The Casual Encounter.
Today, Sony hired write Jon Vitti to pen the screenplay.
Vitti has written on such shows as Saturday Night Live, The Critic, The Larry Sanders Show, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons.
What do you think? Can the Angry Birds movie be anyMore >
Only a handful of movies have ever made $1 billion.
Shockingly, Miley Cyrus is not in any of them (The Best Of Both Worlds Concert Tour .only made $70 million???).
Well, the club just got one member fuller, as Iron Man 3 has passed the $1 billion mark worldwide.
Shane Black directs the third film in the superhero series, with Robert Downey, Jr. making what may be his final Iron Man film.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak, Jon Favreau, and Ty Simpkins also star.
Iron Man 3 has only been in AmericanMore >
The Marvel cinematic universe is expanding. Just like the real universe!
Which means that at some point the Marvel Universe will contract, which also means that we will eventually return to the Big Marvel Bang and that “Marvel time” is a meaningless construct.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Mainly, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be joining The Avengers 2!
Director Joss Whedon said earlier this year that a brother-and-sister team will be joining the superhero sequel, but today he confirmed that the characters are in fact supertwins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
An American remake is in the works for the 2009 Italian film The Double Hour, and Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton have signed on to star.
The original film starred Kseniya Rappoport and Filippo Timi as a couple who meets at a speed dating event. While on vacation, they become victims in a dangerous robbery plot.
Joshua Marston will write the screenplay and direct.
The original film was directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, with a script by Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi, and Stefano Sardo. It is currently streaming on various internet video services.