SATC Sequel: Can. Not. Handle.

by Lauren Gitlin July 11, 2008 1:31 pm
<i>SATC</i> Sequel: Can. Not. Handle.

Wow, you guys. Even Sarah Jessica isn't above whoring herself for some green. Word is that the woman who was rumored to be against a SATC movie initially because she thought it best to leave well enough alone is on board -- along with the three other ho's -- for a SATC sequel. Everyone has a price, and seeing as the record-breaking blockbuster has grossed damned near $150 million since opening, the whole gang's ready to sell out. Pardon me, but I was just enjoying a respite from the barrage of crazy marketing tie-ins and annoying Carrie Bradshaw wannabes sashaying down my frigging sidewalk. Thanks a lot, Hollywood.

Second Coming Coming to Comic Con

by Tippi Blevins July 11, 2008 11:48 am
Second Coming Coming to Comic Con Have you ever seen those "WWJD?" bracelets or bumper stickers and wondered, "What would Jesus really do?" Well, at long last, I've found the answer to the question that has weighed on the minds of philosophers, theologians and crafty religious merchandisers alike. As it turns out, Jesus would go to Comic-Con. Jesus Christ, like many other superstars in "the biz", will be out promoting his movie at the multimedia convention in San Diego later this month.

Robert Downey Jr. is Hitting the Pipe

by Zach Oat July 10, 2008 12:52 pm
Robert Downey Jr. is Hitting the Pipe

The meerschaum pipe, that is. As in, that's the kind of pipe Sherlock Holmes smokes, and Robert Downey, Jr. is going to play Sherlock Holmes in Guy Ritchie's upcoming movie about the fictional English detective. ...Was that too obscure a reference to make in the pursuit of a cleverly suggestive and potentially scandalous headline? Maybe, but I have no regrets.

Friends Forever

by Lauren Gitlin July 3, 2008 2:18 pm
<i>Friends</i> Forever Hollywood likes to capitalize on dead horses before the flies start to gather -- look no further than the I Love The New Millenium franchise for proof. The fact that producers waited a full four years after Sex and the City went off the air to flip it for the big screen belied an unusual level of restraint, but it seems to have functioned as a protracted cock-tease -- the film was a rampant success that broke all sorts of records in terms of box office gold for a lady-centric movie.

And now it seems the folks behind Friends are hoping for a similar fate -- rumors have surfaced once again that a silver screen adaptation is in the works.

Awesomeness of Christopher Guest To Negate Lameness of Ben Stiller? Ok so I admit that I never saw Night at the Museum, which may well render me unqualified to write about the news that Christopher Guest will appear in the sequel -- yes there's gonna be a sequel -- playing Ivan the Terrible. I am, however, qualified to speculate on whether or not Guest -- whose work in such gems as This Is Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman has placed him among the retinue of modern day comic geniuses -- is, like totally selling out or if he's pulling a Colbert in The Love Guru, i.e. elevating cinematic dreck to a higher plane by virtue of his involvement. It's a toughie. Could be he's doing both.

Tom Cruise Recycles

by Tippi Blevins July 1, 2008 10:32 am
Tom Cruise Recycles Tom Cruise is really getting into recycling these days, it seems, and he's not stopping at separating the glass from the plastics before putting them out on the curb. No, he's recycling his actual career, according to an article in Variety. The actor is gearing up to play yet another secret agent in Columbia Pictures' Edwin A. Salt. According to the article, Cruise will play "a CIA officer who's accused of being a Russian sleeper spy." Naturally, "[he] must elude capture long enough to clear his name." Early bets have him spending most of the movie looking frantic, running around, jumping off buildings and/or geographical features, blowing things up and being nearly blown up himself. He could save himself the trouble and recycle footage from his past movies.

Titans and Gods In a Time Crunch

by Tippi Blevins June 27, 2008 1:48 pm
Titans and Gods In a Time Crunch Because there's apparently nothing new under the sun, the 1981 Harry Hamlin toga fest Clash of the Titans is being remade. News of the remake has been circulating for a while has been out for a while, with reports that Blade director Steve Norrington would direct, but the movie's only just now been greenlit by Warner Brothers, thanks to a change in directors. Hot on the heels of his success with The Incredible Hulk, Louis Leterrier is set to take the reins of this refurbished ancient Greek chariot and drive it to the finish line. Warner Brothers wants him to hurry, though, because he isn't in the race alone: Variety reports that the studio is hoping to make it to theaters ahead of Relativity Media and its own epic Greek god flick, War of Gods. But how to speed up production to secure a victory?

Chris Carter’s Other Secret Movie

by Kasey McDonald June 26, 2008 11:04 am
Chris Carter’s <i>Other</i> Secret Movie

You may recall several months ago when we at The Moviefile reported on the upcoming X-Files film and noted that writer/director Chris Carter was keeping plot details from the film so tight that crew members were only allowed to read the script in a video-monitored room. Now Carter seems to be delving even deeper into life as a secret squirrel: he's keeping the fact that he's directing a new film entirely under wraps. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story today that Carter is already halfway through directing Fencewalker, a dark drama starring Natalie Dormer, Katie Cassidy (David Cassidy's daughter!) and Xzibit. The film, currently shooting in L.A., is rumored to be a coming-of-age, semi-autobiographical (the longest word I've typed in five years) character piece. THR also points out that the film has no supernatural elements, unless you count the director's paranoia. What it is he has to be paranoid about, I'm not sure.

Christina Ricci to Play Crayon

by Zach Oat June 25, 2008 1:21 pm
Christina Ricci to Play Crayon

No, that's not a joke. The actress who has recently played such diverse roles as a nymphomaniac, a werewolf and a pig-faced girl is the first person to sign up for The Hero of Color City, a CGI animated movie about crayons who band together to protect their world from a color-draining tyrant. Well, it doesn't sound any stranger than VeggieTales.

School of Rock 2: School of Schlock?

by Lauren Gitlin June 24, 2008 12:17 pm
School of Rock 2: School of Schlock? I have yet to form an opinion about whether or not I'm excited that there's a School of Rock sequel in the works, so let's hash it out together, shall we?

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