Archive for July 5, 2012
In one fell swoop, Dallas has turned the tables on the naïve Ewing faction, and all the machinations in place for a piece of Southfork (or, by extension, Ewing riches) are either successful, or partially revealed. It’s a necessary move for the series, since the back and forth between J.R. (Larry Hagman) and his son John Ross (Joss Henderson) was getting a bit tiring – as if J.R. was content in perpetually dangling the concept of victory in front of his son without ever showing it to him. But the shift is one that fans of the original run are well accustomed to. New status quos emerge in a heartbeat in the soap opera world, and, like J.R., vanish just as quickly.
‘Truth and Consequences’ isn’t so much concerned with an interpretation of ...
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Now that The Amazing Spider-Man has web-grabbed the record for the highest Tuesday opening in box office history (an impressive $35 million), and continued success expected throughout the coming weeks, some moviegoers are already looking forward to more Andrew Garfield Spidey action. Critical response has been equally enthusiastic (read our Amazing Spider-Man review) as many reviewers claim the film is the best Spider-Man movie yet – even if it does retread a lot of story beats from Raimi’s first installment.
The other major criticism levied against Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man is the film’s attempt at paving the way for future sequels – at the expense of the current narrative arc. However, according to producer Matt Tolmach, that was the idea all along – claiming that the ...
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Sam Raimi returned to his over-the-top horror roots with Drag Me to Hell, following the collapse of Spider-Man 4, and Sony’s resultant decision to reboot the franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man. He’s back on big-budget territory with Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful: a prequel about how a young Wizard of Oz (James Franco) first found his way to that magical land somewhere over the rainbow.
The film has primarily been sold on the merits of its cast so far, with Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, and Mila Kunis playing a trifecta of Oz witches (Evanora, Glinda, and Theodora) whose lives are complicated by the arrival of the young “Wizard.” Today, though, we have the first official poster, as a teaser for Raimi’s vision of such iconic fantasy locales as the ...
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A couple of interesting new stills have emerged this week including the first photos of Charlie Hunnam in "Pacific Rim", Matt Damon in the top secret sci-fi project "Elysium", several stills from "Resident Evil: Retribution", and the first shot from the Marvel short film "Item 47".
There's also been some set photos from production on "Mad Max: Fury Road", Keira Knightley shooting "Can a Song Save Your Life?", Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen at work on "Very Good Girls", and Gabriella Wilde filming the "Carrie" remake.
Following on from the set photos the other day, Ecosse Films has released the first official image of Naomi Watts as the late Princess of Wales in Oliver Hirschbiegel's upcoming Princess Diana biopic.
Shooting was taking place this week in Croatia for scenes recreating a period when Diana and lover Dodi Fayed enjoyed a holiday in St Tropez in 1997. Further filming will take place in Pakistan, Angola, southern France and Paris.
The story follows Diana's secret romance with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Kahn, who reportedly was the love of her life. Previously titled "Caught In Flight", the project now appears to have been renamed to simply "Diana".