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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

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Report: Sam Raimi will finally get right to work on “Oz: The Great and Powerful” next…

Sam Raimi is finally ready to start filming, “Oz: The Great and Powerful”. The former, “Spiderman” director has already let Disney know that he’s ready to film it very soon. They still hope Robert Downey Jr., will be up for the leading role as the Wizard and it’s looking like Downey will be up for the role.  See the article here at, Deadline.

Hmmmm, I still wonder if Sam’s take on “Wizard of Oz” will be dark or will it be a happy film for children or a little bit of both. There’s gotta be a reason why Disney wanted Sam Raimi for this ’cause maybe there is a lot of dark and horror fiction related material in the script?

Kev

Report: “Inferno” producers are still backing Lindsay 100%…

At least the “Inferno” film makers still support and respect, Lindsay Lohan, they are still not firing her because of her drug addiction. That’s the way to do it. Still support drug addicts. Like they said, they already worked with Robert Downey Jr., the “Iron Man” and “Sherlock Holmes” star. Downey Jr. had a long history of drug problems and he even went to prison for it. Downey Jr.’s film career was almost destroyed because of his problems, but he went to rehab, got clean, and now he’s a big movie star again.

The same can happen to Lindsay. It took a long time for Downey to clean up his act as it didn’t happen over night for him.

People might find it weird that the “Inferno” film makers still support Lindsay, but in all honesty, it’s a good thing to do is to support people with problems. Drug addicts need all the support they can get. Why should you not hate on drug addicts? Because it would drive them to depression, maybe even suicide, etc. You get the drill. Drug addicts need support so they can get inspired to get clean.

Keep in mind that Downey’s problems were similar to Lindsay’s back in his day but Downey’s were ten times worse. He tried to get clean in the past, went back to rehab, found himself doing drugs again and today he’s clean for good. The public shouldn’t hate Lindsay as they need to support her. Drug addicts needs to stay happy as possible during these hard times.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Sam Raimi officially signs on to “Oz: The Great & Powerful”!!!! Robert Downey Jr. in talks to play the leading role…

Walt Disney studios wanted him, they GOT HIM! Well, look like Sam Raimi says yes, to the “Wizard of Oz” prequel after all ’cause he just signed his name on the contract, making it official.

Disney is in talks with Robert Downey Jr. to play, the Wizard of Oz, who was originally played by Frank Morgan. The film will be strictly about Oz. It will tell the story of how Oz landed in that area where Dorothy once visited, and how he became  a Wizard, and all that.

I’m sure Sam Raimi will talk to us more about his idea for the film. Will we see some of the original characters back? Definitely not Dorothy ’cause like I said it wouldn’t work. Maybe the return of the Wicked Witch of the West too? Will we see the return of the dancing and singing, Munchkins? Will the film be dark? Will it be family friendly for the kids? Lots of questions that need to be answered, Mr. Raimi! I’m sure will get answered soon.

Bruce Campbell, I’m sure will be involved with the film. Maybe he’ll have some kind of role in it, too? Hopefully. Sam and Bruce have been best friends for years. Bruce had a cameo role in almost every Sam Raimi flick.

Anyway, looking forward to this project ’cause this is sounding very interesting to me already!

Deadline reports:

http://www.deadline.com/2010/06/sam-raimi-hired-to-direct-downey-in-oz/

Kev

Iron Man 2 was a really horrible film…wtf???

The cast was great. I like Robert Downey, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johannsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Garry Shandling, Sam Rockwell, etc. but even they couldn’t save this movie. It seemed that Jon Favreau hogged up most of the screen time than anybody else in this film which is what annoyed me the most. I absolutely loved the first “Iron Man” film, it was a brilliant film but I think Favreau just ruined the series. The acting was bad, writing was bad, terrible filming, etc. I can go on. Mickey Rourke’s villain charactter, Whiplash was very cool, but he wasn’t used much in the film. There was too much story, not enough action. When you see an Iron Man movie, you want to see a lot of action, I felt this movie failed to have that. This is the worst movie I’ve seen of 2010 so far. It’s nothing I would watch again.

Kev

Film Review: Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Today I just saw the movie, “Sherlock Holmes”, and here is my review:

Plot/Synopsis: The film is taken place in London during the 1800’s just like the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. It is actually the year 1891 in the film. Serial killer, Lord Blackwood who is also a sorcerer is caught and arrested. He was also executed by being hanged. Somehow Lord Blackwood is still alive and escaped from his grave. Holmes and his partner, Watson (who is played by the great Jude Law), were asked by law enforcement to help track down Blackwood. Holmes discovered that Blackwood has mysterious powers by learning about his occult symbols that were drawn in his prison cell. In the film, Holmes teams up with Irene Watson to help find a red haired midget who is missing. They end up finding the midget inside Blackwood’s coffin, which is a sign that Blackwood has escaped. Holmes and Watson must catch Blackwood to have him arrested again before Blackwood kills more people.

I wasn’t so sure if this film was going to be any good or not. The reason I went and saw it, is because: 1) I like Guy Ritchie movies 2) I like Robert Downey Jr. 3) I like Sherlock Holmes stories. I was pretty surprised by this film because I find myself enjoying it a lot. It wasn’t bad at all as I thought it would be. It turned out to be very entertaining. Guy Ritchie did a fantastic job staying true from the Sherlock Holmes stories by Doyle. I thought Downey Jr. was the perfect choice for the Sherlock Holmes character. There was a lot of violence throughout most of the movie. Plenty of action scenes throughout. In the Sherlock Holmes stories, TV shows, radio shows, etc. they were supposed to be humorous, with the Sherlock character being weird and funny, all that. Robert Downey Jr, did a great job pulling that off.

Yes, from the trailers of the film, may seem kind of silly with Sherlock being a womanizer and those funny bed scenes with Irene Adams. Well, that’s how Sherlock Holmes was in the original stories by Doyle. Downey Jr., smoked a pipe like Holmes, he was a wrestler/fighter, like Holmes, the Holmes character even disguises himself a lot. Everything stayed true to the original character. I thought the writing was really good. The cinematography did a great job making the film give it a British feel. Guy Ritchie was the only guy that can do that.

I have no complaints with the film at all. To those out there that thinks the movie looks no good, just doesn’t understand Guy Ritchie’s vision of things. He’s one of the best film makers in Hollywood and one of my favorite directors. I thought Ritchie was the perfect choice to do a Holmes movie. I hope Ritchie stays with it and continues to do more sequels. “Sherlock Holmes” movie is definitely not Oscar worthy for anything, except maybe it does deserve an award for “Best Costume Design” that’s about it. It was still an entertaining movie and I liked it a lot. Bring on the sequel, Guy!

Score for “Sherlock Holmes” = **** (4 stars as in Excellent)

Kev