Archive for April 14, 2011
The landscape of daytime television is shifting, as ABC has announced today that two long-running daytime soap operas, All My Children and One Life To Live, will be coming to an end.
All My Children and One Life To Live, both created by writer Agnes Nixon, have amassed a large following over their 40+ years on the air.
In the mid-60s, after working for Procter and Gamble on daytime soap operas Tomorrow, Guiding Light and Another World, Nixon had developed an idea for her own series – All My Children. After presenting her idea to ABC, the network promptly declined and suggested that she create a series with a more contemporary tone – that series became One Life To Live.
One Life To Live premiered on ABC in ...
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One of the more intriguing titles arriving this fall is sci-fi flick/drama Real Steel with Hugh Jackman. While the Real Steel teaser trailer focused primarily on the futuristic sport at the heart of the film – namely, giant robot boxing – director Shawn Levy describes it as being more a human-centered drama than just Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots: The Movie.
DreamWorks has held several internal screenings of Real Steel and the response so far has reportedly been overwhelmingly positive – enough so for the studio to have already initiated development of a sequel.
Deadline is reporting that DreamWorks has comissioned Real Steel scriber John Gatins to go ahead and begin work on the followup. It’s rare for a sequel like this to be given a preliminary ...
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With numerous comic book adaptations and action-packed blockbusters slated to arrive this summer, it’s easy to sometimes forget that The Hangover 2 is one of the more anticipated titles of the season. A sleeper hit back in 2009, the first Hangover pic grossed over $467 million worldwide in theaters – so it was inevitable that a followup would be made.
Six new character banners have been released for The Hangover 2, which will feature many a familiar face from the original film. Franchise newcomers like Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch) and director Nick Cassavettes will play small supporting roles in The Wolfpack’s latest bit of inebriated mayhem.
The full-length Hangover 2 trailer – which has since been pulled from theaters – essentially confirmed what everyone already suspected: that the sequel finds Phil (Bradley Cooper), Alan (Zach Galifianakis), ...
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DreamWorks Pictures is already getting to work on a sequel to the Shawn Levy-directed drama "Real Steel" with Hugh Jackman reports Deadline.
John Gatins, who penned the script for the first film which Disney will release on October 7th, has been hired to start work on the second installment. It's unusual to see such a move occur so early considering the film is still very much in post-production.
Set in the near future when boxers have been replaced by human-controlled two-ton robots, Jackman portrays a former boxer-turned-manager who reunites with his estranged son to take his fighter to the championships.
DreamWorks has reportedly scored strong positive response to both internal screenings of the film, and a CinemaCon presentation of footage in Las Vegas the other week.
Morgan Spurlock, the director behind the controversial films Super Size Me and Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, is back on the big screen with another thought-provoking documentary, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. And yes, that’s the movie’s actual name.
The film, which follows the director’s attempts to finance a documentary about product placement in film and television using only product placement, offers a clever and often incredibly funny look into the seedy underbelly of Hollywood, where big business plays as important a role in a movie’s success as the director.
During a press tour in support of the film, I had the chance to talk with Spurlock alongside fellow film journalist Locke Peterseim from Redblog, the official blog of Redbox. Read on for some of the ...
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