Archive for July 21, 2012
Kevin Costner gets his career on track in McFarland; Kevin Kline takes as gamble on Last Vegas; Gough and Millar polish a Diesel powered Machine and Hawkeye replaces Batman for in David O. Russell’s latest.
Kevin Costner has signed on to Disney’s sporting drama, McFarland.
According to Variety:
“Described as a cross between Remember the Titans and Coach Carter, project is based on the true story of high school coach who comes to the predominantly poor, Latino town of McFarland, Calif. and creates a cross-country team that becomes a championship-winning dynasty. Costner is making a deal to play the coach.”
Whale Rider director Niki Caro will helm the film from a script which she wrote with Grant Thompson.
It’s another sporting film for Costner, who mainly specializes in baseball flicks (and westerns). Disney also has a solid track ...
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Every year at Comic-Con we at Screen Rant look forward to the same things as everyone else: great panels on movies and TV shows, interviews with celebrities, interesting booths and of course, great costumes. Cosplay has become a huge part of the Comic-Con experience with people of every age and every walk of life getting into the spirit by dressing up as their favorite superhero, TV character or comic book character – even a few pedicab drivers join in on the fun!
With more than 100,000 people attending Comic-Con in 2012, there is no way to see every great costume out there. So of the ones we did see, we found 22 costumes that we liked above all the others. You’ll find the names of each of the characters below with the rank we have assigned them.
Check out our favorite cosplay costumes from Comic-Con 2012 in the gallery below:
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It is arguably the biggest film of the Summer, certainly amongst the most anticipated blockbusters in years. Readers of this site have been keenly following and trying to uncover every single scrap of information they can find out about the film in the four years since the last 'Batman' came out. Now, after much hype and build-up, it's finally here.
Even if the reaction isn't as high for this as it was for "The Dark Knight", critics are loving the film. Score wise it has nabbed an 87% and 8/10 average rating on Rotten Tomatoes along with a 78/100 on Metacritic - essentially on par with "The Avengers" (that film had a much higher RT score but a much lower MC score).
The box-office haul of the film will not be reported until Monday due to the tragedy in Colorado.
I'm struggling to finish my review as I'm conflicted (not to mention jet lagged and with tonsillitis). On the one hand its a great movie superbly made, on the other - I'm not itching to see it again like I was the previous two Nolan Batman films. "The Dark Knight" is superior while "Batman Begins", with all its flaws, is more enjoyable and rewatchable. Yet there's some really great stuff here and more ambition than director Chris Nolan's ever attempted before.
Now comes the chance to have your say - what did you think? Was it the best, worst or middle of Nolan's Batman trilogy? Was Tom Hardy's Bane an effective villain? Did Anne Hathaway step out of Michelle Pfeiffer's shadow? Were the throwbacks to both the previous films effectively worked in?
Please note everyone's free to discuss the entire film, so comments will include SPOILERS. I'd advise those who haven't seen it to avoid reading any of these until after you've seen the film.
The man behind the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Ronald D. Moore, has reportedly begun working on his next project, now that Sony Pictures Television has nabbed the rights to author Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling book series, Outlander.
Reportedly, Moore has started work on adapting Gabaldon’s seven book series (an eighth is set to be released in 2013) with plans to pitch the idea to cable networks as early as next week.
The incredibly high-concept Outlander series concerns a former British combat nurse, Claire Beauchamp Randall, who returns to the Scottish Highlands to be reunited with her husband following the end of WWII. Soon thereafter, Claire finds herself transported back in time to 1743, where she meets the sadistic Black Jack Randall – from whom her present-day husband is descended. Claire soon finds herself seeking escape in the company of ...
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James Marsden is set to replace Matthew McConaughey as former U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Lee Daniels' historical drama biopic "The Butler" which begins shooting later this month in New Orleans reports Variety.
The story chronicles the life of Eugene Allen, who served as a White House butler under an incredible eight presidents and through the years 1952 to 1986. Forest Whitaker and Aml Ameen will play Allen at different ages.
McConaughey departed the project due to scheduling conflicts. Marsden joins a cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Liam Neeson, Minka Kelly, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, Alex Pettyfer, Colman Dingo and Vanessa Redgrave.