Category Archives: movies

Report: Julie Benz in for “Saw V”…

“Rambo” actress Julie Benz is signed to star in the popular horror movie franchise for “Saw V”. Benz will portray an elegant woman in the film. “Saw V” is set for release Oct. 24th.

You will also see Benz play in the upcoming new “Punisher: The War Zone”.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117982921.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Keep in mind Sly Stallone likes to have actors and actresses in his movies that are “unknown”. He likes to star with an unknown cast. Why? Because if you star in a movie with Sly Stallone, they get better and bigger opportunities. Stallone made guys like Dolph Lundgren and Hulk Hogan big and famous. The same is happening to Julie Benz right now. I never even heard of her before the new “Rambo” came out.

Kev

Report: Sigourney Weaver and a bunch of stars sign with Tim Allen’s “Crazy” film…

The former Aliens and Ghostbusters star, Sigourney Weaver, signed a deal to star in Tim Allen’s directorial debut “Crazy on the Outside”. Also officially signed to the film are Jeanne Tripplehorn, J.K. Simmons, Ray Liotta, Kelsey Grammer, and Julie Bowen. Most of the stars in this film are the same people who starred with Tim Allen in the comedy “Galaxy Quest”.

Tim Allen will of course star the leading role in his own directorial film “Crazy on the Outside”. The plot is where Tim Allen plays a released prisoner who tries to talk his single mom parole officer to date him. Although Allen’s character tries to rebuild his life after getting out of prison, he gets distracted by a manipulative older sister.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3icc586a5d1a4f3c60c886765af70c96e7

Doesn’t sound too bad. I hope Tim Allen makes this film a funny one. He better not dissapoint and make it a flop.

Kev

Report: No Bob Marley music for Bob Marley biopic?

The Weinsten Company has plans in making a biopic movie about the legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, with wife and widow Rita Marley is executive producing the film. It’s a film where an actor plays the legendary Bob Marley telling the story about his life and career in music.

Bob Marley’s family members has blocked a licensing deal from the Weinstein Company licensing the music of Bob Marley to be included in the biopic film. That means Bob Marley’s original studio recordings will not be included in the film.

Why is this you ask?

The answer is easy. Film maker Martin Scorsese has planned on making a rockumentary about the legendary singer similar to what he did to the movies “Shine the Light” (a rockumentary about the Rolling Stones) and “The Last Waltz” (a rockumentary about Robbie Robertson and The Band). Martin Scorsese doesn’t want to compete with another film based on the same thing about Bob Marley is the reason for the snub. Ziggy Marley and other family members only priority is keeping Bob Marley’s legacy alive to this day. The Marley biopic film is not yet greenlighted because there is not a script yet.

More on it here:

http://www.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=4de94c0c-ccce-45b4-abc0-7406ee37f37a&entry=index

The biopic film shouldn’t even happen.

Kudos to Scorsese for snatching the rights to Marley’s music.

I look forward to seeing Scorsese’s rockumentary on Marley than the biopic.

Kev

Report: Owen Wilson’s “Drillbit Taylor” flops in the box office…

Owen Wilson’s new movie “Drillbit Taylor” flopped in the box office, making it to No. 4 with a 10.4 million budget, it made the top 5 but not so good money wise. According to reports, they assume that his suicide attempt is the reason for the movie that flopped. That’s a horrible way to think of that in my opinion.

The reason that the movie “flopped” is because I think the movie simply looks “no good”, the movie looks like crap whether it has Owen Wilson in it or not. It has nothing to do with the suicide attempt.

 More on it here:

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20080323/D8VJDL0G2.html

Even if Heath Ledger is gone, that is gonna help make “The Dark Knight” the highest selling movie of all times, not beating out “Titanic” but it could be close.

Never blame movies that bombed ’cause of a celebrity death or a suicide.

It’s just wrong.

Kev

Film Review: Into the Wild…

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Vince Vaughn

Written and directed by: Sean Penn

Last night I rented the movie “Into the Wild” from my local video store. I’ve been wanting to see this film for a long time and finally able to now that it’s out on DVD. The movie was adapted from the novel by author Jon Krakauer. This story is based on a “real” event, it really happened in “real” life.

The movie tells a story about a young college man named Christopher McCandless who just graduated from college at Emory University, he was a top student who was very intelligent and a talented sports athlete. After college, he then all of a sudden gave his $24,000 of savings to charity and started traveling across the United States to Alaska. He was a good looking kid that the girls would like and he had all kinds of opportunities after college.

Christopher dreamed of living in the wild to be away from society, to be away from his abusive parents, and to be away from how the world is running. Christopher didn’t want anything in his life. He didn’t want his family, he didn’t want a good career, he didn’t want money, etc. He threw everything away and left everything behind by disappearing. Christopher hated the world so much that he wanted to be alone, all he cared about was complete freedom.

So to get that freedom, he lived in an old school bus in Alaska called “The Magic Bus”. While he’s living in the “Magic Bus” the movie would show flashback scenes of his past as he’s growing up and his traveling adventures.

The mystery that everyone has been talking about for years is why this man would throw his life away and live in a bus in Alaska? The 142 Magic Bus still remains in the same spot in Alaska today where Christopher passed away in due to starvation.

As far as my thoughts on the movie goes, I was blown away. It’s also one of the greatest films I’ve seen in years other than “No Country For Old Men”. “Into the Wild” is Sean Penn’s best film. Just a perfect, beautiful film all around “Into the Wild” is. The acting was excellent, the pacing was good. The composed music by Eddie Vedder was incredible.

Not really much to say about it since I loved the movie too much and that’s all there is that need to be said really. Give the film a rent. I may have gave out the ending but this is based on the real story, so everyone knows that Christopher McCandless died in real life anyway so I did not really spoil anything.

It’s an interesting story that keeps you questioning and makes me want to read the novel, next time I go to the mall to do some shopping, I’ll look for it at the bookstore. Please give the film a rent or even buy the DVD is worth it too.

Film score for “Into the Wild”: **** (as in excellent)

Kev

Report: Padalecki in for “Friday the 13th” remake…

Actor Jared Padalecki is in final negotiations to star the “lead” in the “Friday the 13th” remake. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes is producing the film for New Line and Paramount Pictures.

Paramount Pictures released the original “Friday the 13th” film in 1980 introducing the iconic serial killer at the end of the film, while Jason Voorhees’s mother is playing the lead. The remake will focus on the serial killer wearing the hockey mask, Jason will play the lead in the remake instead of the mother.

Padalecki is NOT signed to play Jason Voorhees. He is signed to play the regular leading role, a good guy where he visits Camp Crystal Lake and investigates the murders that’s been happening on the camp.

You’ve probably seen Padalecki in the “House of Wax” remake.

The Hollywood  Reporter reports:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3ibd61f147f35609ae4b2be059ef8b3489

The Friday the 13th remake is actually sounding decent so far. I personally think Rob Zombie should be the one directing this though.

Hope they don’t screw this one up.

The “Friday” series has been a hit for years, that’s why the movies kept going.

It has a chance to be a box office smash.

Kev