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Friday
Jan272012

'The Crow' reboot underway, again

Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company have agreed on a settlement regarding their dispute over the seemingly doomed remake of cult 1994 classic The Crow, reports Deadline

The dispute originated from a disagreement over the 2009 film Nine, when Relativity accused The Weinstein Company of failing to live up to commitments regarding the distribution of the film. They consequently decided to proceed with a different distributor for their remake of The Crow despite both companies already having an agreement in place. An out of court settlement was agreed ahead of what was looking like a lengthy battle and both parties now seem committed to the project having moved quickly to sign F. Javier Guttierez to direct and Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family) to write the script, with Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum previously rumored to take the lead role.

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Thursday
Oct272011

'Contraband' trailer - Mark Wahlberg gets back to kicking ass

Mark Wahlberg has been running around doing a lot of producer work lately, but come next year, we get to see him back in action in Contraband, a face-paced, high-stakes heist movie. I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised that this trailer reminds me a lot of The Italian Job (yes, you recall correctly, Mark Wahlberg was the lead in that movie too) with a sprinkle of Taken thrown into the mix.

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Saturday
Oct152011

Remake of 'The Crow' loses another director

"There ain’t no coming back!" That frantically repeated line from The Crow (1994) might just running through the minds of those working to remake Brandon Lee’s swan song. (The son of Bruce Lee was killed on set the set of the movie in 1993.) The remake is scheduled to be released in 2013, but has already lost its second director, and still has no star.

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Thursday
Sep162010

Is The Fighter an Oscar contender? Check out the new trailer

No, this isn't Cinderella Man 2. It's Mark Wahlberg's dream movie; the actor has been trying to get The Fighter made for years now and his dedication has finally paid off. Starring with him is Christian Bale and Amy Adams, neither of whom I have any complaints about. The story is pretty simple. Wahlberg is on a winning streak and his crazy brother, Bale, is his trainer. Bale gets into trouble and Wahlberg starts losing. No rise comes without its falls. The trailer is below.

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Friday
Aug062010

THE OTHER GUYS starts funny and ends preachy (review)

Rating:  (Passable)

Will Ferrell is a funny guy, and watching him play a 'character' is always enjoyable. If you like loud noises, people yelling at each other, and good physical comedy, The Other Guys provides them in abundance during its first half. Sadly, while it starts out hilarious, the movie slowly loses its funny in favor of bullets, car chases, explosions, and a stupid money laundering plot. There will be a lot of people who like this movie, but few will be impressed by anything in the last 45 of its 107 minute runtime. What happened? Did they just run out of ideas? I can't say I feel cheated or ripped off, but Will Ferrell and Adam McKay can do better. 

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Saturday
Apr102010

DATE NIGHT is ludicrous, but Fey and Carell make it work

Rating:  Great

Let me propose a scenario. Lets say you want to go out for a nice dinner in the city. You enter the restaurant and the host is a total a-hole. Now you're at the bar. A server keeps calling out the name 'Tripplehorn' and no one answers. Do you: A.) Say you are the Tripplehorns and take the seat; or B.) Do nothing and risk having a lame night. If you chose 'A,' Date Night is the movie for you.

Date Night follows Phil and Claire Foster, a stressed married couple (played by Tina Fey and Steve Carell). We feel for the Fosters. They love each other, but the stress of raising children and working full-time is wearing on them. Worse, their good friends Haley and Brad Sullivan (Kirsten Wiig and Mark Ruffalo) are getting a divorce. Why? Well, they are plain bored of one another. They feel more like roommates than a couple, explains Haley.

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