Archive for July 7, 2012
20th Century Fox has confirmed the French Blu-ray release (and thus likely the worldwide one) of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" will contain approximately fifteen minutes of deleted and alternate scenes.
The full disc details are out at Blu-ray.com and include audio commentary from Ridley Scott, four viral videos and a massive amount of featurettes through each stage of the production.
The news comes as a story emerged this week via Slog that a theatre employee at the Regal Cinemas Thornton Place Stadium 14 in Seattle was giving away one of the film's spoilers to people about to go in to see the movie.
Said employee termed his phrasing in what's being described as a "politically charged" way. One audience member says the usher told him and his guest that "I have to warn you…halfway through the movie, the main female character will perform a self-induced abortion."
Regal has since issued a statement says they are apologetic, and the company has "further reminded theatre staff what is and what is not proper dialogue with our guests".
It looks as though Norman Bates will be terrorizing unlucky travelers once more, as A&E recently announced they’ve ordered a full season of Bates Motel from former Lost writer and executive producer Carlton Cuse, with the intention of having the series ready to air by 2013.
A&E joins NBC in bringing another monstrous movie murderer to the small screen to more closely examine what makes him tick. Similar to what Bryan Fuller’s upcoming Hannibal series plans to do with Hannibal Lecter, A&E’s Bates Motel will feature a younger version of Norman Bates (originally played to perfection by actor Anthony Perkins in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror masterpiece, Psycho) and place him front and center in the storyline.
The series has been described as a mash-up of Twin Peaks and
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The first "The Dark Knight Rises" screening took place for a few dozen select junket press this morning in New York City and the reviews so far have been glowing.
The Los Angeles junket crowd are seeing it tonight and tomorrow, but more regular media screenings won't take place until the week of release (after next week's Comic Con), and reviews aren't allowed to go online until Wednesday the 18th.
That hasn't stopped people tweeting about it. Amongst the NY screening reactions, Tom McAuliffe tweeted "The trilogy is greater than the sum of its parts, and for me the 3rd was the very best part of the whole story. Dark Knight is a classic in its own right – it stands alone, but in this trilogy, and as a closer, this film exceeds. It’s an ending that presents opportunity for thought for sure. Risky/tough story well told, brilliantly acted, great cinematography, awesome score."
Another tweeted about the audience reaction - "As far as audience reaction, there were only 40-50 ppl in attendance (mostly critics), but there was applause and I leaned over and shook Michael Uslan’s hand and congratulated him when his name appeared in the credits. I, myself, cried twice…once out of sadness and once out of pure geeky uncontrollable happiness."
Vince Peluso on Facebook said "Wow. Quite speechless at the moment, but i'll say that TDKR was everything I wanted it to be."
Disney is quietly developing a sequel to its 1993 witches family comedy "Hocus Pocus" reports Moviehole.
"Hocus Pocus 2 : Rise of the Elderwitch" will reportedly feature "a new cackling evildoer whose been unfortunately let loose again on suburban America".
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy starred in the Kenny Ortega-directed original about three sister witches resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, with two teens and a young girl racing to stop them.
Kevin McKidd and Ashley Jensen have scored the lead roles in Brian Ward's $4 million feature directorial debut "Indian Summer" which will begin shooting next May.
The story follows an orphaned boy, his embittered uncle, and beautiful but lonely aunt, whose lives are changed forever by the arrival of an exotic stranger - a Native American Indian U.S. Marine. [Source: Movies.ie]
A Long Way From Home
James Fox, Natalie Dormer, Paul Nicholls and Brenda Fricker are set to star in Virginia Gilbert's $1 million drama "A Long Way From Home".
The story follows an older, retired married couple and a younger couple on vacation who meet in Nimes. The older man (Fox) and younger woman (Dormer) develop a profound relationship. [Source: THR]
Don Jon's Addiction
"21 Jump Street" star Brie Larson has been cast as Joseph Gordon-Levitt's sister in Gordon-Levitt's dark comedy directorial debut "Don Jon's Addiction."
He plays a porn-addicted, modern day Don Juan who sets out to become a less selfish person after meeting a recently widowed older woman (Julianne Moore). Scarlett Johansson co-stars. [Source: Variety]
Once Upon a Time
Jamie Chung ("Jamie Chung") and Sarah Bolger ("The Tudors") are set to take on recurring roles in the second season of ABC's fantasy drama "Once Upon a Time".
Chung will play Hua Mulan, while Bolger is starring as Sleeping Beauty. [Source: The Live Feed]