Lakeshore and MGM have tapped Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally and Bebe Neuwirth for the roles of instructors and supervisors in the upcoming Fame remake, reports Variety.
Production begins Wednesday, with Kevin Tancharoen directing. As with the 1980 original, the remake follows dancers, singers, actors and artists from auditions to graduation at the New York City High School of Performing Arts.
Mullally's a… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 30, 2008 at 11:53pm —
Debuting on Nickelodeon last night, here's both parts of the sneak preview episode of 'The Penguins Of Madagascar' which will premiere in 2009.
While the main characters Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman are still relaxing in Africa (after the events of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), the four penguins: Skipper (the leader of the group), Kowalski (the smartest of the group), Private (the youngest) and Rico (the craziest), have returned to New York City in Central Park Zoo. The Penguins… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 29, 2008 at 11:00am —
Today, I went to see three movies in the theater (it cost me $35), those three films are Four Christmases, Bolt, & Madagascar Escape 2 Africa. Movies I was really looking forward to. So, here are my reviews for all three films in no special order:
As the Spill Crew mentioned, the film starts off with a loose ripoff of Michael Bay films but not before an origin scene where a young Penny gets… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 26, 2008 at 9:53pm —
Source: Universal Pictures/Youtube
Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for writer/director Tony Gilroy's Duplicity, opening in theaters on March 20.
In the film, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen star as spies-turned-corporate operatives in the midst of a clandestine love affair. When they find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes espionage game, they discover the toughest part of the job is deciding how much to trust the one you… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 25, 2008 at 11:34pm —
Should have known from the news that this was actually getting made that this was going to be terrible.
I mean, come on, really. Anyway, it's Ace Ventura Jr. Pet Detective which features Josh Flitter from Nancy Drew & Licensed To Wed fame. It was originally set for a theatrical release in September 2008 but was later bumped to a direct-to-DVD release and now it will be available on March 3, 2009.
Check out this trailer from TrailerSpy and you'll see how bad it's… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 25, 2008 at 12:15am —
With only a month to go before 2009 is upon us and everyone is writing their 10 best and worst movies of 2008 lists, I feel that it's natural to write a list of the 10 best and worst movies that I've seen so far.
As many people have said, including Korey, Co-Host, and Sean, the camera phone cop, only two movies are being considered the top dog for Oscar season and they are The Dark Knight & Slumdog Millionaire. I've only seen The Dark Knight but if Slumdog Millionaire starts… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 22, 2008 at 11:40pm —
It's Friday and that means it's time for another edition of 'Movies I've Seen In The Last Week'. This week, I spent most of the week watching all seven seasons of 'Scrubs' and all four season of 'Mind Of Mencia' but I did manage to catch a couple of movies. One of which, Planes Trains & Automobiles, I watched again.
Easily the best animated movie of the year and Pixar's best film since The Incredibles. By the way, if anyone has bought the 3-disc special edition… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 21, 2008 at 4:35pm —
An Arrested Development movie has always sounded like the wishful thinking of the television series hardcore fans. Over the years cast and crew have indulged, purportrated rumors, and continued the myth of an Arrested Development movie. I think I may have even made a posting proclaiming that an Arrested Development movie isn’t going to happen, no matter how much the cast members say they would like to reunite.
And even after Jeffrey Tambor told… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 21, 2008 at 10:39am —
ABC made numerous midseason programming announcements Thursday, including ordering more episodes of "Life on Mars" and deciding against picking up "Pushing Daisies," "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Eli Stone" for a full season, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The network informed producers of "Daisies," "Money" and "Stone" that no additional hours will be ordered at this time. The network left the door open for ordering episodes in the future, though that is considered unlikely.
Added by Aaron on November 21, 2008 at 9:07am —
Source: Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
When the time comes to close the door on the hit animated series "South Park", creator Trey Parker tells The Los Angeles Times that they may do it with another feature film.
"We talked about maybe some day doing a movie to sort of end it all, and that seems like the best idea. That's been a big thought to do the last show as a movie" says Parker.
He admits that we've already seen many of the ideas they had been saving for… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 20, 2008 at 1:46pm —
Source: USA Today
USA Today has debuted new photos from 20 Century Fox's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, opening in theaters and IMAX on May 22nd. The Shawn Levy-directed sequel stars Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Christopher Guest, Jon Bernthal, Bill Hader, Alain Chabat, Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.
The article talks a bit about a possible third film:
Levy has high hopes for… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 20, 2008 at 12:26pm —
Why only five? Because the man wants to deprive me of 10.
Seriously, looking at the list of Thanksgiving movies, I realize, there's not that many Thanksgiving films and there's about five of them that I've actually seen and enjoyed. So here we have, the five best Thanksgiving movies:
5. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Now here's a movie that I was not expecting to enjoy BUT since I have seen similar movies like The Family… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 18, 2008 at 11:29pm —
Source(s): Zap2it.com/E! Online
NBC has revealed details about the future of 'Lipstick Jungle' as well as a major 'Office' supporting actress moving to the untitled Amy Poehler sitcom.
Rumors of the death of "Lipstick Jungle" may have been at least slightly exaggerated.
Following the lead of the industry trade papers, and the logic of both shows' dismal ratings, Zap2it reported last week that NBC had cancelled both "My Own Worst Enemy" and "Lipstick… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 18, 2008 at 9:29pm —
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
Thrilled by today's debut of the new Star Trek trailer? You're in for a Trekkie treat, as we've got an additional exclusive TV trailer for J.J. Abrams' 2009 sci-fi spectacle!
Rotten Tomatoes has your exclusive first look at the new minute-long TV trailer for Star Trek, which beams into theaters in May 2009. Watch it below for an action-packed glimpse at the adventures of the future crew of the USS Enterprise, led by young Starfleet officer James… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 17, 2008 at 6:51pm —
Source: The Age
The Age is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures will make Happy Feet 2 at a new digital production facility in Sydney, Australia.
NSW Minister of State Development Ian Macdonald revealed on Sunday that the George Miller-directed sequel will employ an average of 438 people over three years. They will include some 230 computer-generated imaging artists.
Miller praised the government's assistance package and the "Dr D" facility, which he said had… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 16, 2008 at 12:45am —
Craig…Daniel Craig. The actor is now responsible for the biggest James Bond opening as Quantum of Solace (Sony) has followed spectacular overseas openings with a monstrous $27M opening day in the US. That is about 30% better than the previous best single day for a Bond film.
ALL-TIME BEST SINGLE DAY GROSSES FOR THE 007 FRANCHISE
1. Friday, November 14, 2008 – Quantum of Solace - $27M (estimated)
2. Saturday, November 23, 2002 – Die Another… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 15, 2008 at 11:40am —
USA Network has picked up the eighth, and what will be the final season of "Monk," reports Variety.
The cable channel has ordered 16 episodes of the series, an early prodiginator of its "Characters Welcome" brand of original series, with a premiere scheduled for next summer.
With the earlier renewals of "Psych," "Burn Notice" and "In Plain Site," USA has now re-upped all of its established originals.
Starring Tony Shalhoub, a… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 15, 2008 at 12:06am —
Introducing a new series where I present quick reviews of the movies that I've seen on DVD or in a theater using the Spill.com ratings board. Here we go:
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
Brilliant road comedy starring Steve Martin & John Candy with good writing and direction from John Hughes.
Hilarious comedy starring John Candy and written and directed by John Hughes. Not as fun as previous… Continue
Added by Aaron on November 14, 2008 at 9:54pm —
Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct the supernatural thriller Hereafter for DreamWorks Pictures, says Variety.
The company, led by principals Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider, picked up the spec script written by Frost/Nixon scribe Peter Morgan in March when it was still a part of Paramount Pictures.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is described as in the vein of The Sixth Sense.
Kathleen Kennedy is producing.
Added by Aaron on November 14, 2008 at 9:36am —
Universal Pictures and IMPawards.com have revealed the poster for Judd Apatow's third directorial effort following the very successful 'The 40-Year Old Virgin' & 'Knocked Up' entitled 'Funny People' set to be released in Summer 2009.
Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, & Leslie Mann are starring in the film along with Jonah Hill, Eric Bana, & Jason Schwartzman.…
Added by Aaron on November 13, 2008 at 10:04pm —