Tag Archives: Disney

Ron Howard confirmed to direct “Han Solo” spinoff movie for Star Wars… interesting…

Here’s a few interesting tidbits, back when Ron Howard was an actor he starred in “American Graffiti” which was a film George Lucas directed before he made the first Star Wars film. Then later  in the 80’s, Ron Howard directed a movie called “Willow” which was another George Lucas creation.

Now Ron will be officially directing a Star Wars film for the first time ever. Even though George Lucas isn’t involved at all, it’s still kind of cool.

http://www.starwars.com/news/ron-howard-to-assume-directorial-duties-on-the-untitled-han-solo-film?cmp=smc%7C946759614

I like Ron Howard, he has made some good movies over the years. I think he could pull off a Star Wars movie pretty well, trust me. I think it’s clear that he is a pretty big Star Wars fan like most of us so I’m sure he’s capable of giving us a Star Wars film that all of us would want to see. I’m sure he won’t disappoint us at all.

“Willow” was a great film and that film was kind of like Star Wars a bit. There was a lot of sword fighting in that film so I’m sure Ron is capable of putting on some entertaining as hell light saber battles.

While the cast is already all set, I’m sure Ron will add more actors to the cast. Wouldn’t it be cool if Tom Hanks get some kind of role in the film? Like maybe a cameo appearance? Would be kind of cool. Ron and Tom Hanks made a lot of movies together over the years.

Kev

Indiana Jones 5 is finally confirmed with Steven Spielberg returning to direct and Harrison Ford will play Indy once again!

While announcing the release date for “Star Wars Episode IX” which is the final film of the new Star Wars trilogy, Disney & Lucasfilm finally confirmed “Indiana Jones 5”. Best of all Steven Spielberg is returning to the director’s chair for Indy 5 and Harrison is once again playing Indy. Indy 5 is set for a July 10th, 2020 release date.

http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-episode-ix-and-next-indiana-jones-get-release-dates

What I like the most about Indy 5 is that George Lucas is no longer in charge so that means more creative freedom for Spielberg and Ford. It’s gonna be interesting to see how Spielberg is gonna pull off an Indy film without Lucas involved for sure. I’m a huge Indiana Jones fan, loved all 4 Indy movies…. yes, I even thought, “Crystal Skull” was real good despite the negative critics of that film. I will always think “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be the best Indy film ever made, though.

At almost 75 do you think Harrison still has what it takes to play Indy? Yes, absolutely. I think Harrison can still do action scenes and his own stunts quite well. He seems to play Han Solo quite well in, “The Force Awakens” movie. Since Han Solo is gone Harrison won’t be playing in SW: Episode 8 and 9 so it’s looking his next movie is gonna be Indy 5.

Will Indy 5 be a continuation of “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”? Probably will but I hope they don’t bring Shia Labeouf back, though.

They need to make the next Indy movie more like “Raiders”. Make it a serious film like “Raiders” was. The next Indy movie will probably be an action movie like they all are but I hope they leave the science fiction stuff out of it this time.

I’m glad Indy 5 is finally happening ’cause Spielberg and Ford has been talking about it for years. They better get to work on it soon ’cause Harrison is getting older. I think they will get to work on it right away. Glad a new Indy film is happening, celebrate by listening to the theme song below!

Kev

 

Now that I’ve seen “The Force Awakens” & “Rogue One”, maybe Disney buying Lucasfilm was a good move after all???

At first I was kind of skeptical of Disney buying Lucasfilm. When I first heard the news, I was like, “huh” like everyone else. Now that I’ve seen “The Force Awakens” that takes place after “Return of the Jedi” and seen “Rogue One” which takes place before “Episode IV: A New Hope”, I’m beginning to see that Disney buying Lucasfilm was a good move after all. I pretty much enjoyed both “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” a lot. Disney surprisingly did a great job with both of those movies and I didn’t think they could pull it off. Now I look forward to every new Star Wars movie they do so hopefully they do a great job with the Han Solo standalone film that’s in the works.

In the past, I wasn’t that big on Star Wars. I like Star Wars, don’t get me wrong but I don’t “geek” out on it like a lot of die-hards. I’m more of a Star Trek geek than Star Wars but seeing “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” makes me want to love Star Wars a lot more.

As far as “Rogue One” goes, I thought it was a very impressive film. Loved it a lot! It was good to see the old stormtroopers again. “Rogue One” was definitely one of the best movies of this year.

I know how some Star Wars fans prefer to keep it as the original trilogy but with a story like Star Wars, you can create more stories with that franchise. More sequels, prequels and spinoffs. I wonder if Disney is gonna try to make Star Wars films that will take place between “A New Hope” and “Empire Strikes Back”. I wonder if Disney will try to make films that will take place between “Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”. They probably will. Now that George Lucas has retired from films and has passed the torch to Disney, expect a lot more Star Wars films to come out. Will Boba Fett get his own film? I can see that coming. Will R2-D2 and C-3PO get their own film? Yes. I think Chewbacca getting his own movie might be pretty interesting. There’s all kinds of possibilities.

I’m just so glad that Lucas is no longer in charge of Star Wars and Indiana Jones ’cause like most I too think Lucas is a horrible storyteller and bad film maker. Good riddance. I’m not a big fan of the prequel trilogy either. It turns out that “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” were both very successful films and hope Disney keeps up the good work.

Kev

Thoughts about major movie studios fighting back at Georgia’s “anti-gay” bill…

There’s a bill that’s about to get signed in Georgia that’s sparking a lot of outrage in Hollywood. The bill is called, Free Exercise Protection…. the bill has been sent to Gov. Deal to his desk for him sign and the deadline is May 3rd. What the bill does is that it gives ministers the rights not to be forced to perform marriages on same sex couples if they don’t want to and it gives real people like myself the right not to attend a gay wedding if they don’t want to.

I don’t see how this bill is “anti-gay” ’cause all it does is that it gives people the right not to perform marriages on same-sex couples and we don’t have to attend gay weddings if we don’t want to. That doesn’t mean we hate gays just because some of us still believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman alone. There’s still a lot of us who still believe in traditional marriage like myself. Ministers shouldn’t have to get forced to perform gay weddings and we shouldn’t have to attend one if we please. I don’t see anything “anti-gay” about that bill at all.

Hollywood is fighting back ’cause I know how freakin’ “liberal” Hollywood is.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-fox-viacom-cbs-amc-877659

It’s a shame that anyone who disagrees with same-sex marriage is quickly judged as “anti-gay” or a homophobe.

Our freedom of expression is in danger here… we can’t speak our minds on the homosexual lifestyle, we can’t talk about Muslims however we want to and soon we’ll be called “sexist” for talking about women in a bad way. Yeah, ‘Merica.

Kev

Indiana Jones 5 officially happen, Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg to return but no George Lucas!

Disney finally made it official today that “Indiana Jones 5” is absolutely happening! Best of all, Harrison Ford is reprising his role as Indy and Steven Spielberg will be returning to the director’s chair for Indiana Jones. The film is slated for a release date of July 19th, 2019.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/03/15/spielberg-ford-reunite-fifth-indiana-jones-due-2019/81814596/

This is great news ’cause I’m a really big Indiana Jones fan. It’s good timing to start making Indy 5 now ’cause Harrison Ford is not get any younger. The man is 73 right now and I think he definitely has one more Indy film left in him. Star Wars Episode 7 “The Force Awakens” will probably be the final time that Harrison will play Han Solo. This will probably be the final time that Harrison will play Indy.

Will Indy 5 end up being an action movie? Probably. Harrison seems to do action movies quite well so why not?

Now that George Lucas is no longer involved, that means more creative freedom for Ford and Spielberg so it’ll be interesting to see what they’ll come up with now that George is no longer in charge of the creative writing process.

One thing for sure, though, I hope they don’t bring Shia Labeouf back ’cause I thought Indy and Marion having a kid together was a pretty dumb idea. They probably will end up bringing Shia back but hopefully just for a small role.

If they want fans to take the next movie seriously then I’d suggest make the next movie more like “Raiders”. Something similar, ya know? We don’t need another “Crystal Skull”. I do like “Crystal Skull” but I’ll have to agree that the film had some problems. Hope they don’t let us down next time.

Kev

Ron Howard set to direct “Pinocchio” remake starring Robert Downey Jr…

Paul Thomas Anderson bailed out of directing the “Pinocchio” remake starring Robert Downey Jr. Ron Howard has been set to take the director’s chair for “Pinocchio” live action version. Robert Downey Jr. has already been set to play Geppetto who is Pinocchio’s creator and father.

There’s been a lot of live action versions of Disney classics lately and there will be many more up ahead. So far the ones that I know of are “Alice In Wonderland” by Tim Burton and the “Cinderella” live action film. There are many others coming like “The Jungle Book”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Beauty & The Beast”, etc.

I don’t care for all the other live action Disney films but the live action version of “Pinocchio” actually intrigues me. I’m all for it ’cause I’m a huge fan of the animated classic of “Pinocchio”. I’ve always loved that film since I was a kid and still love it now.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Robert-Downey-Jr-Pinocchio-Just-Landed-List-Director-Get-Details-113047.html

I love the idea of Ron Howard taking over ’cause he is one talented film maker. He’s made a lot of great movies. I think he’ll do a great job at this.

They’ll have to start casting for the other characters now. Who are they gonna get for “Pinocchio” himself? They’re gonna have to get a child actor for that role for sure. They’re also gonna have to cast somebody for Stromboli, the Blue Fairy, Jiminy Cricket, Honest John, etc. If the characters are still gonna be animals then they might have to be CGI characters especially Jiminy and Honest John.

I’d say get John Goodman for Stromboli. I’d say get Charlize Theron for the Blue Fairy.

I’m pretty sure Ron Howard would make the whale chase scene pretty epic and will make it a thrill ride. Can’t wait!

Kev

Film Review: Dead Pool



Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano

Directed by: Tim Miller

So today, I’ve just seen the new “Deadpool” movie. Here is my review:

Plot/Synopsis: This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

I have to hand it to the film makers of this movie. This was a pretty ballsy movie to make due to it’s content. Most Marvel movies over the years were pretty family friendly. They’ve made movies that were aimed toward children since Marvel is now owned by Disney and all. Disney allowing Marvel to make an R rated superhero movie? Yes… I know there have been plenty of other R rated superhero movies and this wasn’t the first R rated Marvel movie either. Another Marvel movie that has an R rating was “The Punisher” with Thomas Jane in 2004 but that movie was before Disney bought Marvel, though. I believe “Deadpool” is the first R rated superhero movie by Marvel under Disney ownership. I’m pretty sure Marvel battled Disney over this privately ’cause Disney was probably against this movie due to it’s adult content since Disney is family friendly so it is quite a surprise that Marvel would make a movie like this.

I thought “Deadpool” was amazing. It’s definitely the best Marvel film and it’s a true comic book movie. This movie is strictly for adults. It’s definitely not a movie for children at all. You want a superhero movie full of sex, nudity, violence and blood? You’re gonna get all that in “Deadpool”. There’s a variety of genres in “Deadpool”. It’s not just an action movie, it’s also a romance movie and a comedy.

I thought the film was well made and well written. Well acted by the cast too. Of course, the action scenes were a blast to watch as well. This movie is also a revenge movie.

To hell with “50 Shades of Grey”. “50 Shades” is a romance movie for women. “Deadpool” is a romance movie for guys. “Deadpool” is definitely not a chick flick that’s for sure. It’s a guy flick. When you go see “Deadpool”, you’ll see mostly men in the audience. This is Ryan Reynolds best superhero role too. I didn’t like his role in the “Green Lantern” and finally Ryan found a superhero that fits him. “Deadpool” is where Ryan Reynolds belong. Go see, “Deadpool” asap.

Score for “Deadpool”. 5 out of 5 as in “excellent”.

Kev

Disney is never replacing Harrison Ford as Indy… which is good news actually…

The producer of the Indy franchise Frank Marshall confirms that Harrison Ford is never getting replaced in future Indy films by Disney. Frank says they aren’t doing the James Bond thing where they replace Bond for every 3 or 4 films or so. They’re keeping Harrison as Indiana Jones. He is irreplaceable for sure.

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/indiana-jones-5/37494/indiana-jones-5-recasting-indy-ruled-out#ixzz3pei8zO2S

Indy will probably be a continuing franchise but if Harrison one day passes away (not saying it’ll happen but we’re all gonna go at some point, right?) or no longer wants to do it, they’ll figure out a way to have a leading star and not name this character Indiana Jones. Like Harrison as Indy can pass the whip and the hat to someone else which is what Indy 5 is probably gonna be about.

This is a smart move ’cause Harrison is Indy and no one else.

When they make the next Indy film, I just hope they don’t make it a CGI fest and popcorn film like “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. They should make the next Indy film kind of like “Raiders” ’cause “Raiders” was obviously the best Indy film, in my opinion. “Raiders” was a masterpiece and classic for sure. I am a huge Indiana Jones fan and I hope they make the next one really good ’cause I’ll admit that “Crystal Skull” was slightly disappointing. Lets hope they don’t bring the sci-fi back.

Kev

The Muppets has apparently turned into TMZ… shame on you…

It really is quite sickening that the Muppets has turned into TMZ and celebrity gossip. Jim Henson is rolling in his grave right now. This isn’t what he would have wanted for children.  A Kermit and Miss Piggy breakup? Are you freaking kidding me? Wow. This isn’t what Disney should be teaching children at all. The Muppets turning into celebrity gossip is just wrong, all the way.

Disney is doing whatever it takes to keep people interested in the Muppets. Aren’t they planning some kind of Muppets revival TV series? It’s a desperate attempt to promote that.

I know this Kermit and Miss Piggy breakup may seem funny and entertaining but it’s inappropriate for kids. Think about it.

Kev