Tuesday 29 March 2011

Two Popular Female Characters Get A Reboot

Two iconic female characters have gotten reboots in light of two new films. Miss Marple, the older, spinsterish creation of Agatha Christie, will be played by none other than Jennifer Garner. Garner, who will also produce, and Walt Disney Studios will re-invent the literary crime solver for a younger, hipper audience with a script by Twin Peaks writer Mark Frost. Miss Marple's most famous outing to date was perhaps the 1980 film, The Mirror Crack'd starring Angela Lansbury in the pivotal role and co-starring Hollywood luminaries Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis.

Friday 25 March 2011

Mock-Up Movie Poster Contest

Are you a bit of a graphic designer? Sponsored by 1Minime.com and 1Paintme.com, TheMovie411 has an exciting new contest for our readers for you to grab some fabulous prizes.

We want your mock up movie posters!…We are looking for some fun, fantastic, outrageous and wacky mock up movie posters designed by our readers. The poster image can be of a movie that has already hit the big screen but just with your spin on it, or a sequel to a popular movie that probably hasn‘t happened yet, you can even make up a movie title all by yourself, all we want is for you to be the star of the movie and your face displayed on the poster image in the best creative way you can think of.

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Red Dawn: It's Enemy Makeover Time

Only in Hollywood does a remake get a makeover. To the tune of nearly a million dollars, MGM made some serious modifications to its retooling of the Cold War cult classic, Red Dawn. In a bow to political correctness and marketing opportunities, the studio has re-edited the film to make the villains North Korean instead of Chinese. Through digital enhancements and re-shoots, uniforms, flags and dialogue were all made to reflect this new enemy.

Thursday 17 March 2011

Aronofsky Quits The Wolverine

In a shocking statement released Thursday, acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky has announced that he has quit the production of The Wolverine, 20th Century Fox's highly anticipated superhero sequel. In a joint statement released with Fox, the director told The Hollywood Reporter "As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of The Wolverine would keep me out of the country for almost a year." He further stated, "I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won't be able to see the project through, as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again."

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Red Riding Hood: The Good, The Bad, The WTF

I went into this film with such high hopes. It had all the elements for a great movie experience; a werewolf, Gary Oldman, slaughter of innocents and a love triangle. What I got was the Brothers Grimm go to high school.

Our tale opens in ye olde Daggerhorn, a postcard medieval fantasy village set on the edge of some vast, generic forest. The WTF starts right off. In this little hamlet, all the peasants are pretty and there're enough hair products to open a salon. Anyway, the little town has a huge ass werewolf problem. No real explanation is given as to how or why, we’re just told that this monster’s been terrorizing these people for two generations. Instead of killing the beast or anything else remotely resembling common sense, these people have struck a deal of sorts with said wolf. In exchange for the culinary delights of little baby animals once a month, the monster stays away. Another WTF moment and I’m not that far into the movie. You can see where this is going, can’t you?

Friday 11 March 2011

Novels Coming to the Big Screen

As an author, I am very excited about 2011 so far and where it seems to be headed. This is definitely one helluva year for novels. I mean, Harry Potter, the Twilight gang and Stieg Larsson aside, many popular books are receiving film treatments. This is most refreshing in light of all the remakes, reboots and sequels Hollywood has been churning out with all of the forethought of a greedy kid in a toy store. Now, I like a good reboot or a sequel just as much as the next fan, but I also love original material, especially when there are so many great books out there from which to choose.

Thursday 10 March 2011

Battle Los Angeles: Just Another Alien Invasion Movie?

Plot: For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world. In 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when unknown forces attack the Earth.

As people look on in horror as the world’s biggest cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. A platoon of Marine soldiers becomes L.A’s last hope to draw a line in the sand against an enemy no one has ever encountered before.

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Michael Pena and Ne-Yo

Writer: Chris Bertolini

Directed by: Jonathon Liebesman

For full review

Thursday 3 March 2011

More Superhero Hype

Though this year is in no way short of some great comic book action spilling out onto the screen with the likes of Green Lantern, X-Men First Class, Captain America and Thor, still 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the Superhero movie.
We will see the initially not so welcomed reboot of the Spider-man movie franchise , another attempt at bringing Superman to our big screens that works with this generation, and maybe the most anticipated superhero sequel of them all - The Dark Knight Rises.

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Terminator 5 rumours spring back into action!

-Though the film is not the only rumour claiming to be back.

With the recent news that Universal are interested in buying the rights to the Terminator franchise which is currently owned by a hedge fund named Pacificor many rumours are again resurfacing on what direction the movie may follow and who may be getting involved.

The last outing, Terminator Salvation directed by McG was planned to be the start of a new trilogy, however Salvation under-performed in the States (though still making big bucks over seas), and the then owners of the Terminator franchise - Andrew G Vajna and Mario Kasser facing bankruptcy and selling the rights to The Halcyon Company which in turn sold the rights to Pacificor, all hope of the McG trilogy faded fast, though some people were not too upset by that notion.