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Report: Macgyver movie is finally on it’s way to the big screen with James Wan in talks to direct, will Richard Dean Anderson return?

“Macgyver” was one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I was pretty obsessed with the show when I was a kid. It was pretty addicting and loved it too much. I plan on re-watching this show on Netflix soon ’cause the show is streamable, I believe. Well, New Line, is moving forward on the “Macgyver”, big screen movie, and horror film director, James Wan, is in talks to direct. James Wan, is mostly known for doing horror films but looks like he wants to do something different for a change. It’s not yet know if Richard Dean Anderson, the star of the TV, will return as Macgyver for the movie version, but there are hopes. I hope Richard will say yes, to reprising his role. That would be great if he came back.

Although, it wouldn’t surprise me if the movie version will have a different actor playing the Macgyver character, much like, “The A-Team” movie having different actors. I hope they don’t go down that direction, but all we can do is cross our fingers and pray if, Richard Dean Anderson, will return. That will be amazing if he did. I’m all for him coming back as this character.

Variety, reports.


Report: Yeah! Baby! Yeah! Mike Myers finally signs to Austin Powers 4!!!!

It’s been a while since Austin Powers have been on the big screen, hasn’t it? Yes, it sure has! Well, Austin Powers is finally coming out of his hiatus and he’s about to make a huge return!!! Mike Myers finally signed to star as Austin Powers and Dr. Evil for the fourth time.

Mike’s last couple of film probjects were “The Love Guru”, his cameo in “Inglourios Basterds’ and third “Shrek” film. He is also most famous for his Saturday Night Live role as Wayne Campbell for “Wayne’s World”.

Read more on the story, here.

I’m not that big of an Austin Powers fan but it’s good news that he’s finally getting another film. I only loved the first Austin Powers movie, the other two were okay.

Hopefully, Verne Troyer will reprise his role as Mini-Me. I’m sure he will come back too.


Film Review: Nightmare on Elm Street…

Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Kellan Lutz, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Connie Britton

Directed by: Samuel Bayer

Today I just saw the “Nightmare on Elm Street” remake and here is my review:

Plot/synopsis: The story to the remake is pretty much the same as the original. Freddy Kreuger, a child killer, who was burned to death years ago. Appears in people’s dreams. Freddy murders people in their dreams which causes them to die in real life.

Again, this movie is getting mixed reviews and opinions by fans and the critics. Some hate it and some LOVED it! Me? Well, I fucking LOVED IT! Seriously, I did!!! I have always been a fan of Freddy movies. The Robert Englund ones. I probably liked the first couple of “Elm St.” films with Englund, the rest of them I didn’t care for and were kind of stupid. The “Elm St.” series went downhill after “The Dream Master”. I know the 1st “Elm St.” movie was directed by horror legend Wes Craven. Notice how Hollywood seems to be remaking every Wes Craven film these days (“The Hills Have Eyes”, “The Last House on the Left”, etc.)?

Some people claim that the Freddy Kreuger role, belongs to Robert Englund and him only. Well, that’s where I disagree. The Freddy Kreuger character is just make up. You can’t recognize the actor anyways and you can always copy that speaking voice easily. Plus, I’m sure the film makers at Platinum Dunes, got Englund’s blessing for going on without him, so I’m sure Englund is all cool with the remake.

The reason I loved this version, was that this is much darker and more evil. The new Freddy’s make up maybe bad and horrible looking but hello, it’s supposed to be like that. The new Freddy look is supposed to be disgusting. They wanted it more disturbing looking than the Englund version. The Jackie Earle Haley version looks exactly like a burnt victim. In the earlier, “Elm St.” movies, the Englund films, they made it look like he was a child killer…but in this one, they wanted Freddy to be more human like. They wanted to have the new Freddy to have some character than the Englund version. This version showed more of Freddy’s past of how he appeared to be today. The remake, made it turned out to be that Freddy Kreuger is a child molester, not just a child killer. So it makes a lot of sense of why Freddy only appears in teens dreams when they go to sleep. I think Jackie Earle Haley’s version is more creepier and darker than the Englund versions. Yes, Haley’s version still have that comical sense of humor like Englund but not much. This film wanted to keep Freddy scary, not humorous.

The plot and storyline maybe similar but the whole movie is pretty different than the original. I was surprised to see “Friday Night Light’s” star, Connie Britton, have a role in this. It’s not just a cameo with Connie, she’s one of the leading roles. Her acting is great as always. They wanted to keep this a serious horror film. Make it scary and creepy. It was kind of scary and creepy in my opinion. They tried not to make it a popcorn flick and made it an actual horror film. The film was extremely dark and it actually made me a little uncomfortable in certain scenes. I think this is one of the best horror remakes in a long while. In fact, I wouldn’t even call it a remake. I would call it a stand alone film. It’s the way the original “Elm St.” movie should have been. No offense to Mr. Craven and Mr. Englund. Looking forward to the sequel now!!!

Score for “Nightmare on Elm. St” = **** (4 stars as in = “excellent”)


Report: “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3-D” is coming, but will be made by the makers of “Saw” and not by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dune’s…

Twisted Pictures, the film company who owns the “Saw” series, is in final negotiations with Lionsgates studios to continue the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” series. Twisted and Lionsgate will take over “TCM”, which they will get the rights from New Line/Michael Bay’s Platinum Dune’s. New Line/Platinum Dune’s already made two “TCM movies which was the remake and a prequel. There will be a third movie which will be made in 3-D. Twisted Pictures plans to make more films with “TCM” which is what this deal is for.

They want to keep Leatherface and the “Saw” villain, Jigsaw under the same company.

Variety Reports:


Hope they make the next Texas Chainsaw gory and really gruesome, that’s the way these movies are supposed to be. With the makers of Saw now in charge, I’m sure they’ll make the TCM movies better.

Marcus Nispel’s version of “TCM” was really good, I liked it, but the gore should still make an improvement.

I like this move. Interesting.


Report: National Lampoon’s “Vacation” with the Griswold’s is coming back to the big screen…

New Line has greenlighted a sequel to the 1983 comedy classic, “National Lampoon’s Vacation”, which was originally directed by Harold Ramis and written by John Hughes. The film also starred comic legend, Chevy Chase. New Line will team up with Warner Bros. to get the film made and released.

The story to the new sequel will focus on Clark Griswold’s, oldest son, Rusty. Rusty is a full grown man with a family on his own now. Rusty takes his family on vacation just like his father did back in the old days. Yes, Clark and Ellen Griswold will be written for the script to appear as grandparents in the film, so Chevy and Beverly D’Angelo will make a return to the sequel. Chevy and Beverly has not yet signed a deal to return but I think they will jump on the opportunity when New Line approaches them.

David Dobkin is attached to direct. This would actually be the “fifth” National Lampoon’s Vacation movie with the Griswold’s as there is also, “National Lampoon’s European Vacation”, “Christmas Vacation”, and “Vegas Vacation”.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:


If they can get Anthony Michael Hall to return as “Rusty” which I’m sure they will try and get him, then I’m sold. It would be great to see if Anthony Michael Hall will agree to reunite. I would rather see Harold Ramis directing again though. I love the Vacation movies with the Griswold’s.

Chevy Chase is still acting as he is currently at work on the NBC series, “Community” which is on every Thursday night before “The Office” comes on.



Platinum Dunes and New Line has found their Freddy Krueger for their “Nightmare on Elm St.” reboot…and it is definitely not Billy Bob Thornton. The new Freddy Krueger taking over Robert Englund’s place is an actor named, Jackie Earle Haley.

Jackie Earle Haley starred in the recent, “Watchmen” movie where he played Rorschach, the character that wears the hat, mask and long coat.

Variety Reports:


Excellent choice! While I didn’t like the “Watchmen” movie, I loved the character that Jackie Earle played in it. The guy’s a great actor and I think he’ll make a great Freddy. Now I’m really looking forward to the “Nightmare” reboot! Bring it on!


Report: 1, 2 Freddy’s coming for you 3,4 Better lock your door 5, 6 The reboot is a go 7,8 Shooting will begin this Spring 9, 10 Never sleep again

Platinum Dunes is definitely moving forward to the “Nightmare on Elm St.” remake, as they just got the greenlight with Warner Bros. and New Line. “Cape Fear” writer Wesley Strick will pen the script. Shooting will begin this Spring right away, and they will film in the Chicago suburbs. The greenlight was due to the fact that the “Friday the 13th” remake has got positive feedback.

The question is, will Robert Englund be back as Freddy? The answer is no, of course, but it is possible that Englund will have a role but not as the Freddy character.

Expect Platinum Dunes to find an actor for Freddy Krueger very quickly since filming will start this Spring, so hope they find somebody good.

More on it here:


Hope they do a good job with the Freddy remake and hope they find the right actor for Freddy. Sure, there can’t be a Freddy movie without Robert Englund, but the dude is getting too old to play the character. My bet, is that I think they’ll find a Robert Englund look alike to play Freddy. It’ll probably be an unkown actor, not a big name star.