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Monday
Jun142010

Interview with TOY STORY 3 director Lee Unkrich (video)

I've been a skeptic of Toy Story 3 for a while (I don't think Pixar should be concentrating on sequels), but the closer the film gets to release, the more excited I get. Below is an interview Collider's Matt Goldberg had with Toy Story 3 Director Lee Unkrich and Producer Darla K. Anderson, who's been a producer at Pixar since A Bug's Life. She also did some visual effects for the original Toy Story in 1995. Unkrich also co-directed Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., and Finding Nemo. Pretty good resumes, I'd say. 

Collider asks about balancing the emotion of the film with the action, how they chose new toys, and whether Toy Story 3 had any technical hurdles to overcome.

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Wednesday
Dec302009

AVATAR draws huge numbers on Monday, again

Pandora may be full of unobtainium, but James Cameron’s Avatar is obtaining plenty of cash at the box office.  The film brought in another $19.4 million on Monday, a figure that is even higher than the $16.3 million it made last Monday. Numbers this high are normally reserved for a Friday or Saturday, but the Na'vi have pulled in $16+ million every day except Thursday when it bottomed at $11.1 million. It’s domestic total has now reached $232 million, and after only 11 days, it's grossed $642 million worldwide. More on Monday after the jump.

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Wednesday
Dec302009

GHOSTBUSTERS 3 may start filming this summer, says Egon

Ghostbusters 3 has been rumored for a great many years, but the project looks like it is finally taking off. Director Harold Ramis says it may start shooting next summer and hit screens in 2011. He also revealed a few details about the plot of the film. It's unlikely that Dan Aykroyd's Ghostbuster go to Hell script will ever see the light of day, as Ramis appears to be leaning toward a Ghostbusters: The New Class type of movie. The full quote and a bunch of speculation are after the jump.

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Thursday
Oct082009

"Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" hits DVD Oct 27

Bryan Singer may be ready to reboot Battlestar Galactica (again) on the big screen, but the critically acclaimed Syfy series isn’t quite over. The show ended last Spring, but one last 90 minute special, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, will be hitting DVD and Blu-ray October 27. Admiral Adama himself, Edward James Olmos directed the special, with Jane Espenson as a writer and executive producer.

As an epic fan of the series, I couldn’t be more excited about The Plan. The special is set to cover many of the major events of the series from the Cylons’ point of view with all the series regulars are back onboard. The DVD/Blu-ray version will have several deleted scenes not in the TV version. Hopefully we’ll get a few answers. The Plan was filmed as production was ending on the fourth season of the series. The DVD cover art and special features are in the full story.

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Monday
Oct052009

"Cla$$war," a comic movie from the studio that brought you "Surrogates"

Comic book sales may not be stellar, but their film rights are selling like crazy. Mandeville Films, fresh off the release of another post-2000 comic movie Surrogates (a good film), are in a rights optioning mood. The new item on the shelf? Cla$$war, a 2002 limited-run comic series by Rob Williams and published by Com.x. The comic is a six-issue political superhero series starring a hero named "The American" and his origins as a government super-soldier. Movie studios seem to have run out of classic comics to buy. This comic is so recent that it uses 'leet' (1337) speech in its title. More about the series and purchase in my article at Collider.

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Thursday
Oct012009

"The Crazies" trailer goes live (Video)

Zombies are back, though I’m not sure they ever left. On the eve of Zombieland hitting theaters, a trailer for The Crazies has finally gone live. As I reported on Wednesday, the film is a remake of a 1973 George Romero film of the same name. The remake stars Timothy Olyphant and takes place in a small Iowa town where a toxin contaminates the water supply, turning everyone completely crazy. Here’s the trailer.

Kudos to whoever made this trailer for using the Donnie Darko theme “Mad World” (a Tears for Fears remake by Gary Jules). I can’t think of a more depressing song. Read the rest of my thoughts at Collider.

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Wednesday
Sep302009

Robert Kirkman, creator of "The Walking Dead" talks up the new AMC show headed by Frank Darabont

AMC is on a roll. Mad Men has won the Emmy for Best Drama two years running and Breaking Bad is no slouch either. Now the network is trying yet another original idea: a zombie drama series based on the The Walking Dead comic series. Better yet, Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist) is helming it

MTV sat down with Kirkman, who seems very excited about the TV deal. When asked about working with Darabont, he had only positive things to say.

When I heard that Darabont was interested in doing it a long, long time ago, I was just ecstatic. For me, The Walking Dead is not necessarily a horror thing. It’s not all about the shocks. It’s about characters and all of that dramatic nonsense. And Darabont does that better than anybody. If you’ve seen The Shawshank Redemption or The Mist, you know he gets to the heart of the characters and shows them dealing with extremes. It’s a match made in heaven. - Robert Kirkman speaking with MTV

>>Read my full story at Collider.com

Tuesday
Sep292009

"500 Days of Summer" director to take on "Just Another Love Story"

Marc Webb is in a good place right now. 500 Days of Summer has done remarkably well, pulling in almost $37 million in worldwide box office receipts (on a small budget), and is one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year. Now new director is in talks to remake another love story (or not): Just Another Love Story, a 2008 Danish film by Ole Bornedal. THR reports the film is about “a crime photographer who pretends to be the boyfriend of an amnesiac, only to face the wrath of the actual boyfriend when he finds out about the deception.” Sounds interesting. I haven’t seen the original, though it won some acclaim at Sundance.

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