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Report: Arnold and Sly, confirmed to star in “The Tomb”…

After, “The Expendables”, you can expect Arnold and Sly, two of the biggest action movie icons, to star in more movies together. Summit Entertainment, confirms Arnold and Sly will both star the leading roles in a film called, “The Tomb”. Sly will play a man who designed a high-tech prison that is escape proof. Sly’s character is set up and sent in the same prison he just built. Arnold plays a fellow inmate a complex guy whose tough exterior hides the reality he’s an okay guy who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity.

Deadline, reports.

Why didn’t Arnold and Sly star in movies together in the past before? I remember Sly saying in the AICN Q&A’s he did with them, that it had something to do with ego’s. He was afraid of the huge egos getting in the way with each other or something like that, since they are both iconic stars. They probably finally realized, that won’t be a problem, so they agreed to start doing movies together after all these years. I agree, they should’ve starred in movies a long time ago, though. It’s been a long time coming for them.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” split in two films…

Summitt Entertainment just announced the huge news tonight, that the final installment to the “Twilight Saga” franchise, “Breaking Dawn” will be split in two movies. Yep, that means there will be 5 “Twilight” films in all.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118020498.html?categoryid=13&cs=1&ref=vertfilm

I haven’t even read the “Breaking Dawn” book yet. I think I better soon.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Summit Entertainment will release Roman Polanski’s new film “Ghost Writer”…

I can’t fucking believe this. Why Summit, why? Are you guys fuckin’ stupid?  Summit Entertainment, the studios responsible to releasing the “Twilight Saga” films announced they will be releasing Roman Polanski’s new film “Ghost Writer” here in the U.S.

I expect a negative backlash from the public at Summit Entertainment. The “Twilight” series are aimed at kids. Well Mr. Polanski molested a kid years back. This will give Summit Entertainment a bad name and this will make “Twilight” fans very uncomfortable.

This Polanski case maybe controversial, yes, he’s all over the news. That doesn’t mean his next movie will be a hit in the U.S. I don’t care how good “Ghost Writer” is, I hope it bombs terribly. It would be a mistake if people went out and support this film. I will not support any of Polanski’s future works, as everyone else should do the same.

In fact, Polanski should not be making movies anymore. This film should go direct to DVD/TV, not on the big screen.

Because of this move, I don’t know if I will see the rest of the Twilight movies in theater. Summit Entertainment supports pedophiles.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118012620.html?categoryid=1237&cs=1

Kev

Thought: How Tim Burton would be a perfect director for “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”…

Why would Tim Burton be a perfect choice of director for “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”? It’s very simple. His dark vision of his other films matches the same style as the Twilight series. Just watch films like “Edward Scissorhands”, “Sweeney Todd”, “Sleepy Hollow”, etc. They all have a similar vision to “Twilight”.

Not only that, Tim Burton also has a very huge dedicated following of young fans from tweens to young adults who follow Tim Burton’s movies. Tim Burton also has many full-grown adult fans as well.

If Tim Burton directs, “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”, he could bring all fans together which will be a film for all ages to enjoy. Imagine Tim Burton giving a cameo for Helena Bonham Carter his wife for “Breaking Dawn”, maybe even give Johnny Depp a small role as well.

I hope Summit Entertainment studios does the right thing and sign Tim Burton to direct the final installment. I’m positive Tim would make a very good Twilight movie and he would probably do the best job at it. It would be a mistake if Summit doesn’t get him.

Kev

Film Review: “Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Starring: Robert Pattison, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Michael Sheen

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Today I just saw the new Twilight movie, “New Moon” this afternoon, here is my review:

Plot/Synopsis: Leaving right off from the first film, Bella celebrates her 18th birthday after recovering from a vampire attack from the last movie. Edward Cullen, announces to Bella that he and his family are leaving Forks, Washington forever to avoid the dangers of getting killed by the evil Victoria and to keep Bella safe.

After Edward leaves Forks, Washington, Bella is alone and spends most of her time with Jacob Black. Jacob reveals that he is in a tribe of werewolves as he is a werewolf himself. He helps Bella repair a busted motorcycle so she can go and find Edward herself. Later, Bella, finds out that Edward is in Italy who is about ready to join an evil vampire clan called the Volturi which is led by Aro (played by Michael Sheen). Victoria and Carlyle who are evil vampires are also in the Volturi. Bella goes to Italy to try and stop him from joining.

My thoughts? This was definitely much better than the first. There is a major improvement. The movie pretty much followed the book, but as usual left out a lot of very important plot points that could have been added in the film.

The last “Twilight” film was too much of a tween romance film since it was made by a female director. With this one being made by a male director this time, Chris Weitz, this movie was definitely more aimed toward the adult male audience than female, in my opinion.

“Twilight: New Moon” was more darker, it stayed away from the romance stories, it only had a little bit. This one was more about survival. With this being a male director, there is an improvement in the writing, acting, directing style, better special effects and more action scenes and more violence.

The soundtrack was even better than the last too. This film didn’t over do the music of bands playing over the movie like the last one did.

I was very impressed with the acting of Michael Sheen as Aro. I know Twilight is never going to be Oscar worthy but if something was to be Oscar worthy, I think Michael Sheen is an Oscar worthy performance for a, Best Supporting Actor award. His acting was really fantastic and he played the best vampire role out of the entire Twilight cast. Knowing that Michael Sheen played a vampire from the “Underworld” series. The Volturi scenes was the best parts of the movie, in my opinion.

Only thing I’m disappointed in, from the book “New Moon”, there was a long part in the novel where Jacob Black’s father, Billy, explains everything in detail to Bella about how he and his tribe turned into werewolves, but that part wasn’t included in the film for whatever reason. The character of Billy Black wasn’t in the film all that much.

Also, in the novel, Bella discovers that Jacob Black is a werewolf on her own, but the movie didn’t have that. Instead, Jacob told her.

In this film, we get less Edward Cullen and more Jacob Black. Taylor Lautner is the leading star in this one, this time. I think Taylor Lautner is going to be a bigger star more than Robert Pattison. People would forget about Robert Pattison very quick ’cause I think Taylor just overshadowed his popularity.

“New Moon” did have a shocking ending and it did get the audience talking, mysteriously as the film got over with. The Twilight movies are improving as each one comes along and I hope they make the next one, “Eclipse”, a great one also where people won’t give the films negative reviews.

Other than that, I absolutely loved, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”. Brilliant flick. Great job, Chris.

Score for “Twilight Saga: New Moon” = **** (4 stars as in “Excellent”)

Kev

Report: Morgan Freeman in talks to star in DC Comics, “Red” with Bruce Willis…

Morgan Freeman, is in talks with Summit Entertainment to star in “Red” which is adapted from the DC Comics graphic novel. Bruce Willis is already set to star the leading role, Morgan Freeman will co-star.

Morgan is just wrapping up filming a Nelson Mandella biopic directed by Clint Eastwood.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118006174.html?categoryid=2554&cs=1

It’s good to see him get more work since “The Dark Knight”, I’ve seen that Morgan have been having a busy life lately outside of film, with being involved in a car accident that involved alcohol and lots of other things in his life. Glad to see he’s getting his film career back on track.

Kev