Archive for June 16, 2012
Father’s Day is a day to honor our dads – the men who helped bring us into the world and teach us survive it. To celebrate the holiday, we at Screen Rant compiled a list of 10 cinematic fathers who kick serious ass. Whether these proud papas are attempting to save their children or trying to control the intergalactic universe, these dads are always willing to engage in a fight to protect their children (and families) when they are in danger.
This list is for all of the fathers out there who kick ass in real life, including my own dad. Happy Father’s Day – and enjoy!
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A year ago, few would’ve predicted that Jonah Hill would go from being a graduate of Judd Apatow’s raunch-com school (Superbad, Get Him to the Greek) to landing an Oscar nomination for Moneyball, co-writing and starring in a successful reboot of the 21 Jump Street franchise – and securing roles in future weighty dramas like True Story and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
Hill is poised to extend his win streak even further, now that he’s set to appear in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. The actor previously passed on the project, because of his busy schedule, but due to either an unexpected opening in his work slate, or (more likely) a reduced role, Hill’s now accepted the offer.
The Dirty Dancing remake is “like the wind” – it’s blown away; when John Madden met Charlize Theron it was Murder; Bill Paxton gets armed and dangerous with 2 Guns and we’ve had Skyfall and Skyline, now get ready to fly with D.B. Cooper in Skyjack.
It must have been divine intervention by the movie gods – the Dirty Dancing remake has been ‘put in the corner’ until at least 2014.
This may disappoint some who wanted to have the time of their lives while watching Johnny and Baby dance dirty again, but most sensible movie fans must be breathing a sigh of relief.
It is believed that director Kenny Ortega couldn’t put together a decent Johnny and Baby combo, despite screen-testing Lea Michele, Liana Liberato, Nikki Yanofsky, Luke Grime, Justin Gaston and Dancing With the Stars’ Derek ...
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For what looks like the third time this month, Paramount Pictures has pushed back another of its upcoming projects by several months.
The Hollywood Reporter says that the planned reboot of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise, which was originally slated for December 2013, is now targeting a May 2014 release.
The reason for the delay is said to be script issues, and work is immediately stopping at the film's pre-production offices in Vancouver with staff being let go and told the stoppage is "indefinite". A Paramount rep did not immediately comment.
Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes is producing with Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) directing from a script by Kevin Eastman, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec.
This delay comes on top of the recent delays of the likes of "World War Z" and "G.I. Joe Retaliation" previously slated for this year but pushed back into early 2013.
HBO announced on Friday it is pulling last year's first season finale of "Game of Thrones" from both the network, disc retailers, and online VOD outlets like iTunes and HBO Go says The NY Daily News.
The reason? Conservative critics have been outraged this week over learning that George W. Bush's likeness was used on a victim's decapitated and impaled head in a scene in the episode.
Said head was donned with a long-haired wig, shot from the side and only on screen for one second as part of a line of severed heads the psychotic teenage King Joffrey Baratheon shows to his reluctant bride-to-be Sansa Stark.
The whole thing would've gone by unnoticed except for the show runners mentioning it in the DVD commentary track as an anecdote. Fake body parts used on the show are bought in bulk from suppliers.
Though the DVD set came out months ago, it was only a few days ago that the blogosphere picked up the comment and turned it into a story. Now several Republican politicians and conservative critics have rallied to arms and called for a boycott of the show.
In an official statement on Friday, the network said "We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series, who apologized immediately for this careless mistake. We condemn it in the strongest possible terms and have halted all future shipments of the DVDs, removed it from our digital platforms and will edit the scene for all future airings on any distribution domestic or international."