by belinda / 550 ViewsFrom the imagination of Steven Spielberg, The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling surprise-around-every corner quest beyond their wildest dreams! Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guysâ€¦and a mild mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.You may be surprised to discover that the director of the Lethal Weapon movies and scary horror flick The Omen, Richard Donner, also produced and directed this classic children's adventure (which, by the way, was written by Donner's screen-wizard friend Steven Spielberg). Then again you may not. The Goonies, like Donner's other movies, is the same story of good versus evil. It has its share of bad guys (the Fratelli brothers and their villainous mother), reluctant-hero good guys (the Walsh bothers and their gang of friends), and lots of corny one-liners. Like in an old-fashioned Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew plot, the Goonies need to solve a problem: a corrupt corporate developer has bought out their neighborhood and plans to flatten all their homes. Luckily, the beloved gang stumbles on a treasure map. In the hopes of finding the treasure to buy back their houses, the Goonies embark on their quest through underground passages, aboard pirate ships, and behind waterfalls. This swashbuckling and rollicking ride was also a great breeding ground for a couple of child actors who went on to enjoy numerous successes in adulthood: Sean Astin (Rudy, Encino Man) and Martha Plimpton (Pecker, 200 Cigarettes). --Samantha Allen StoreyPrice: $ 9.49
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When The Expendables hit theaters last summer, it seemed like virtually every action star of a certain age dropped by to flex their biceps and kick some keister. But apparently writer-director-star Sylvester Stallone still thinks thereâ€™s room for more macho men in the upcoming sequel. In a recent interview with EW, Stallone said that not only would Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have meatier parts the second go-round, but that heâ€™s also added Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme to the mix and, fingers crossed, we may even see Nicolas Cage and John Travolta getting in on the mayhem, Â»Read the full story CLICK HERE
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If the song â€œ(Iâ€™ve Had) The Time of My Lifeâ€ makes you want to twirl across a dance floor, and you know where the line â€œNobody puts Baby in a cornerâ€ comes from, this news is bound to stir up all kinds of emotions in you: Kenny Ortega has signed on to direct a big-screen remake of the 1987 hit Dirty Dancing. Ortega served as the choreographer on the original film, which starred Jennifer Grey as a wealthy 1960s teen who falls in love with a dance instructor (Patrick Swayze) while spending the summer at a Catskills resort.
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by belinda / 509 ViewsOver the weekend, Rise of the Planet of the Apes handily won the box office battle, while The Change-Up attracted few bodies and The Smurfs extended its lead over Cowboys & Aliens. Rise of the Planet of the Apes climbed to the top with an estimated $54 million on approximately 5,400 screens at 3,648 locations, which ranked as the fifth highest-grossing August opening ever (but ninth normalized for ticket-price inflation). Among comparable movies, the franchise reboot's launch was superior to District 9's $37.4 million and Terminator Salvation's $42.6 million and close to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra's $54.7 million (on the same weekend in 2009). It even grossed more than I, Robot's $52.2 million (though sold fewer tickets) and wasn't far off from X-Men: First Class's $55.1 million earlier this summer. However, Rise was beneath Planet of the Apes (2001)'s $68.5 million ($96.5 million adjusted for ticket price inflation) from ten years ago, but that's to be Â»
- Brandon Gray
by belinda / 405 ViewsAfter Universal enjoyed the surprise box office success of Bridesmaids and New Line enjoyed a moderate, on-going return on Horrible Bosses, both of the studios were eager to get their hands on another successful R-rated comedy. Deadline reports the two were involved in quite the bidding war for a new untitled comedy with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron attached to star in the film, and Universal has come out on top. The studio has snagged a script from writers Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien (who both produced Funny People for Judd Apatow) in a seven-figure deal, an unusual pricetag for a raunchy comedy. Read on!
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 Slumdog Millionaire and Skins star Dev Patel is the latest actor to join the cast of Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot More As This Story Develops. The story revolves around a cable news anchor named Will McCallister (Jeff Daniels) and his executive producer Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) as they attempt to get their show back on track after a massive staff shake-up. Alison Pill, Sam Waterston,Olivia Munn, John Gallagher Jr., Thomas Sadoski and Josh Pence  are also signed on to star. Few details have been given on Patel's character, but it is said that he will be "a series regular who works at the channel." Scott Rudinand Alan Poul are executive producing the project, along with Sorkin. Greg Mottola (Superbad,Adventureland) will direct the pilot. [Variety ] After the jump, Vince Vaughn buddies up withBen Stiller again, Allison Janney joins Chris Colfer's big screen debut, and Jason London talks UFOs with Brandon Fehr. Â»
- Angie Han
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Could Oscar winner Colin Firth be leaping from the Coen Brothers. crime comedy Gambit to a leading role in Danny Boyle.s next picture? As Boyle snaps crucial pieces into place for his developing feature Trance, a bank-heist-gone-wrong thriller, casting rumors continue to swirl. While James McAvoy reportedly is locked in to the role of Simon, his X-Men: First Class cohort,Michael Fassbender, allegedly will not be along for the ride. Now Twitch Film is going so far as to say that Boyle actively is pursuing King.s Speech star Firth to take Fassbender.s place in the role of Aiden, though we don.t know much beyond the names of Boyle.s characters and aren.t sure how they fit into the overall narrative. Firth isn.t the only actor on Boyle.s wish list. Scarlett Johannson is being approached for the major supporting role of Elizabeth. No formal Â»
by belinda / 589 Views
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D has been given an official release date, with hack-happy serial killer Leatherface due to return to cinemas on 5 October 2012. An update of Tobe Hooperâ€™s seminal 1973 horror, this new Chainsaw Massacre is being directed by Takers' John Lussenhop and â€“ yes â€“ will be in 3D. â€œI'm excited to reconceive this iconic horror classic in a contemporary setting for a new generation of horror fans to enjoy,â€ says producer Carl Mazzocone. â€œBoth John Luessenhop and I intend to deliver a new...
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Charlie Sheen came prepared for the final episode of his Ustream web show, Sheen's Korner, reading his insane warlock poetry off of cue cards and even going so far as to edit together a tone poem intro mashing together meaningful film scenes, sharks, Bruce Lee, and his own media highlights/violent torpedoes of truth into quite the visual feast. Behold, Movieline's selected iconic Sheencaps from Tuesday's epic episode of Sheen's Korner! Â»
by belinda / 1,813 Views
20th Century Fox released two killer new movie posters featuring Xavier and Magneto for the upcoming film â€œX-Men: First Classâ€ by director Matthew Vaughn(Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, Kick-Ass) and starring Jennifer Lawrence (The Beaver, Winterâ€™s Bone), James McAvoy (Wanted 2, Gnomeo and Juliet), Michael Fassbender, January Jones, Rose Byrne and Kevin Bacon. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from X-Men First Class. Synopsis: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to [...] Â»
- Brian Corder
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Finally, the promise of streaming movies has become a practical reality, from Amazon to Netflix. But as multiple indie sites come and go (from Jaman and Mubi to Spout), on the eve of SXSW, a new indie site launches Wednesday, Fandor, that promises a better subscription indie streaming service via its website and Facebook. For $10 a month, you can browse, sample, clip and stream its library of 2500 films, from Fritz Lang and Maya Deren classics to Alex Cox and Derek Jarman indies or Sundance docs. (Shorts are in the mix too, especially as a mobile app comes online.) The site is pretty good; like Netflix, you can start lining up a queue of films, check their featured filmmakers and content, or simply tap Â»
by belinda / 593 Views
Moonwalking its way into theaters today: the retro comedy â€œTake Me Home Tonight.â€
Fans of â€œThat 70â€™s Showâ€ are likely jazzed for this flick â€“ not only does the star of the hit TV series play the lead, but the showâ€™s writers also penned the screenplay. The comedy, set in 1988, follows a group of aimless college graduates as they convene at a Labor Day party that eventually spirals wildly out of control. Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) painstakingly attempts to impress his dream girl â€“ the elusive and popular Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer) â€“ with the aid of his jokester best friend Barry Nathan (Dan Fogler). Along the way, Matt is also forced to come to grips with the engagement of his twin sister Wendy (Anna Faris), which puts his own uncertain future into perspective.
- Katie Calautti
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We can see the trailer already: From The Guys Who Brought You "Sex Drive," "She's Out Of My League" and "Hot Tub Time Machine." Gah. We just got sick for a moment. Variety reports that Sean Anders and John Morris, responsible for penning all the above underachieving pics (with Anders directing the first one) as well as the upcoming "Mr. Popper's Penguins," are in talks to tag team the director's chair for "I Hate You Dad." We guess Dennis Dugan wasn't available.Adam Sandler teams with â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ star Andy Samberg in the film, with the older actor playingâ€¦ Â»
by belinda / 465 Views
Topher Grace has an unusual name, but that hasnâ€™t stopped him from becoming widely known. Perhaps the name has helped him in that regard, but I like to think his characters have propelled him into the spotlight. He broke out in the TV sitcom hit That â€˜70s Show as Eric Forman, and now he is back with a retro film all about the glorious 1980s. Take Me Home Tonight stars Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Teresa Palmer, Dan Fogler, and Chris Pratt in a wild night of drunken partying. In advance of the March 4th release, Topher dropped by Dallas for a brief press tour in January and I got to sit down with him. Among the topics on the table was the chemistry of the cast, the delay and eventual release, the inspiration for the film, and a â€˜80s movie quiz. Hit the jump for my impressions of Take Me Home Tonight, Â»
- Bill Graham
by belinda / 293 Views
The Last Airbender was the big, er, winner at the 31st Annual Razzie Awards, announced tonight in a special ceremony in Hollywood. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalanâ€™s martial arts fantasy earned Golden Raspberry trophies for Worst Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Supporting Actor, along with a new category for 2010, â€œWorst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3-D.â€ All four main actresses from Sex and the City 2, meanwhile, shared the Worst Actress award, and the filmâ€™s entire cast bagged the Worst Ensemble Award.
- Adam B. Vary
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Our anxiety has been relieved wholeheartedly with the release of Baysideâ€™s latest album, Killing Time. Although we were offered a teaser of the albumâ€™s tracks on Myspace, nothing is the same as owning your own Bayside album.Killing Time dropped on February 22nd via Wind-up Records. This release marks the first through the label. Prior Bayside albums had been released via Victory Records. The recent album is compiled of 11 tracks, which include the bonus track, â€œDonâ€™t Come Easy.â€ Killing Time puts their previous album, Shudder, to shame. We forgive you, Bayside, for that barely classified alternative rock album. Killing Time makes up for it. And the Bayside domination persists. Alternative Press [...] Â»
by belinda / 401 Views
Mark Wahlberg has since 2008 been attached to Cocaine Cowboys, based on the Billy Corbendocumentary of the same name about late 70s/early 80s Miami drug trafficker Jon Roberts. Wahlberg reaffirmed his involvement this summer, informing us that writers were working on the script. Seven months later: Cocaine Cowboys is in the market for a director. On the heels of the success of The Fighter, Wahlberg understandably turns to frequent collaborator David O. Russell. The Playlist caught up with Russell at the Ace Eddie Awards, where he revealed thatCocaine Cowboys is among the many projects he is considering as his follow-up to The Fighter. Hit the jump for a recap of Russell's options and more on Cocaine Cowboys. Russell has been linked to: Uncharted - an adaptation of the adventure video game starring -- you guessed it --Mark Wahlberg The Silver Lining's Playbook - an adaptation of the Â»
- Brendan Bettinger
by belinda / 391 Views
Hmm... what, exactly, is "G?"
We'll have to wait a little while to find out... and perhaps a long while, depending on how long Universal wants to play the secrecy thing. What we know for now is that Louis Leterrier, director of "Clash of the Titans," has signed on to direct the sci-fi tentpole, "G," for Universal, according to Heat Vision.
"G" is getting the hush-hush treatment, though it's been described as a cross between "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Taken." Enough to whet the appetite... but we definitely want more Asap!
Louis Leterrier has been taking something a breather after "Clash of the Titans" didn't work out so well with its rush-job 3-D conversion and so-so critical response... though it did make a zillion dollars at the box office, so that doesn't call for too much of a creative hiatus, right?
That's all well and good. But what, exactly, Â»
- Bryan Enk
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Exclusive: I'm told that there is heightened interest in Kevin Costner for a key role in the Superman reboot that is being directed by Zack Snyder for Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures. Henry Cavill was recently set in the Man of Steel role. I'm not exactly sure what role Costner is likely to play, but he has certainly been in good guy mode lately. Beyond his performance in the John Wells-directed The Company Men, Costner surfaced as an unlikely hero in aiding the cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. British Petroleum purchased over 30 centrifuge machines which separate oil from water, technology that was developed with a reported $24 million in funding by the actor over 15 years. The Superman film is being produced by Chris Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Â»
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