Archive for March 27, 2012
After weeks of discussions with 20th Century Fox, Netflix has had a change of heart and is no longer seeking to rescue Terra Nova from cancellation, leaving the studio free to shop the expensive sci-fi series to other possible suitors.
Despite the news that Terra Nova‘s best chance for survival has ceased being interested, 20th century Fox is not remanding the series to the dust bin just yet. For now, as a modicum of hope still lingers that some network will take a shine to the thought of Stephen Lang and a horde of CGI dinosaurs gracing its airwaves, the studio has kept all the actors’ contracts in place.
After a certain point, though, the cost of keeping everything and everyone on standby, while the last glimmer of hope slowly fades, will become prohibitive to doing actual business; ...
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which has just been released in the US on DVD and Blu-ray, was a critical and commercial success during its recent cinematic release, receiving great reviews and an impressive box office ($80 million worldwide).
The Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In)-directed adaptation of author John le Carré’s novel features an impressive cast, including the likes of Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt and Mark Strong – as well as TV’s Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch. Released last year, the film had a solid run with awards nominations (including an Oscar nomination for Oldman) and it showed that thought-provoking films can still do well with audiences as well as critics.
Screen Rant spoke with the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Peter Straughan, who discusses the film’s success, the difficulties of ...
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It’s always good to see Rebbeca De Mornay onscreen again – even if it’s in a film like Mother’s Day.
In this upcoming remake, the Risky Business and Hand That Rocks the Cradle starlett plays Natalie “Mother” Koffin, the matriarch of a family of murderous psychos who return to the house they used to live in looking for stashed loot. Of course, that goal is complicated by the presence of the house’s new residents and their guests; but if the hostages follow “Mother’s rules,” all should turn out well, right? (Right?)
See for yourself how bad the situation actually gets in the trailer for Mother’s Day:
Like I said at the start: It’s good to see De Mornay onscreen again, even if ...
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Few moviegoers will recognize the name Genndy Tartakovsky, but it’s a fair bet they (or at least their kids) know of his work. Tartakovsky is the mind behind some of the late 20th /early 21st century’s most popular cartoons, including The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Sym-Bionic Titan and Star Wars: Clone Wars.
For those totally unfamiliar with the animated works of Tartakovsky, let’s just say the man has a way of taking familiar genre tropes and spinning them into something fresh, new and entertaining – which is exactly what he’ll be attempting with his new animated feature, Hotel Transylvania. Today we have the first international trailer for the film to share.
Hotel Transylvania plays with the world of supernatural horror by envisioning a scenario in which our favorite monsters – Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, etc. – needed a ...
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Following the release of a leaked Comic-Con sizzle reel “disguised” as a TV promo, we now have the first officially-sanctioned footage from the upcoming Total Recall: a project that is being billed as more a re-interpretation of Philip K. Dick’s original short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” – rather than a pure remake of RoboCop director Paul Verhoeven’s original adaptation (also titled Total Recall).
Unfortunately, that footage is all-too-brief and comes in the form of a teaser trailer… uh, teaser. Similar to the recent preview clips “announcing” the release of new trailers for such upcoming tentpole productions as Prometheus and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, this Total Recall promo only hints at greater things to come.
Check out the teaser trailer preview for the new Total Recall (followed ...
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