The cast list for the upcoming comedy film ‘Shriver’ is becoming more impressive by the day. It was revealed this week that Michael Shannon, Kate Hudson, Don Johnson and Da’Vine Joy Randolph are set to star in the film.
This comes after it was revealed that Zach Braff, Jimmi Simpson and Aja Naomi King were also starring.
Michael Maren is the director/writer behind this project, which is based on a novel of the same named by Chris Belden.
Shriver is set at a small college, which is desperate to make a splash in the literary world and believe they have found Shriver, a famous writer who has been in hiding for 20 years.
But the person they have located is a different Shriver, a down-on-his-luck handyman who has never read a book in his life and has trouble telling the difference between his imagination and reality. With nothing to lose, this Shriver accepts the invitation to attend the college’s literary festival. But then, the ‘real’ writer shows up to expose him.
Production is expected to begin very soon. No word on a potential release date.
Movie theaters were counting on Christopher Nolan’s action-thriller ‘Tenet‘ to be the movie that got everyone back in the theater after COVID-19.
The original release date was scheduled for July 17, but then it was pushed back to July 31, and now it has been pushed back again.
The new release date is scheduled for August 12. Warner Bros. sent out the following statement, revealing they’re adopting a new release strategy:
Warner Bros. is committed to bringing ‘Tenet’ to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it’s time.
In this moment what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release. We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film in their own time, and we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy.
And you know, that COULD work. If you have it playing in theaters for a longer amount of time, more people can see it safely over time. It could be a smart move.
But at the same time, cases are going up in nearly every state, especially in Arizona, Florida, Texas and California. Those are big markets, and if the cases continue to go up, theaters might have to delay their reopenings.
Texas has already reversed their decision to reopen bars. They are now ordering all bars to shutdown once again.
So yeah, the near future is unknown at this time, and it’s likely Tenet is delayed again.
‘Home Alone‘ is a Christmas classic. Hell, ‘Home Alone 2‘ is also a Christmas classic. They managed to do the impossible. They made a sequel that was equal to the original, and instead of patting themselves on the back and moving on, they tried to make a third film.
Oh, you didn’t know about Home Alone 3? That’s probably because it sucked incredible a**. No one liked it. That was back in 1997.
And now in 2019, we are hearing that Disney wants to reboot the franchise once more. As some of you may know, Disney acquired Fox in a massive $70 billion deal, which has opened the door for Disney to reboot more franchises.
On Tuesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger, revealed that the recent acquisition will allow “Disney+ to be the home for the ‘reimagining’ of many kid-friendly titles from the studio’s library, including Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It’s currently unclear if these reboots will be films or TV series.”
You heard it from the CEO himself. Home Alone is going to be reimagined, along with every other childhood classic. Basically, Disney is running out of their own films to remake, so now they’re having to buy other studios to make theirs.
On the real though, I could see a Cheaper by the Dozen TV series. I wouldn’t want a film, but I think you could explore the world with a series.
But as for the Home Alone sh*t? Nah. I’m not down with that.
We don’t know why this news is so surprising, considering America takes foreign films all the time and remakes them, but for some reason we didn’t think Forrest Gump would be the top pick for the scenario in reverse.
Aarmi Kahn, one of India’s biggest movie stars, revealed on Thursday that he will produce and star in a local-language adaptation of Forrest Gump.
He unveiled the news during a Mumbai press conference to cut the cake on his 54th birthday (yeah, he’s that big there). The Hindi-language film will be an adaptation titled Laal Singh Chadda, which will be produced by Viacom’s local studio Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Films. Paramount licensed the rights.
It should be interesting to watch this film develop. Forrest Gump was a huge hit here in the states. It won six Oscars, including the award for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
Will it have the same success in India? We’ll find out soon enough.
In two years, every movie released inside theaters might either be a remake, sequel, comic-book flick or an adaptation of a book. It’s a sad world.
And Warner Bros. is adding to the sadness. The studio just announced this week that a live-action ‘Sesame Street’ movie will be hitting theaters Jan. 15, 2021.
Shawn Levy is producing with Michael Aguilar. Mike Rosolio and Chris Galletta have written drafts for the pic. Jesse Ehrman is shepherding the project for Warner Bros. Sesame Workshop, which holds the rights to the show, will also be involved in the development.
Warner Bros. will also be releasing a live-action/animated hybrid Tom and Jerry film on April 16, 2021. They’re trying their best to keep up with Disney, who seems to be releasing a new live-action remake every month.
It’s crazy times we live in. Live-action remakes are the hot thing right now. They might be even hotter than comic-book films at the moment. That’s a big might, though.
No more information was released about this Sesame Street pic, but we will keep you posted.
You might look at Jamie Lee Curtis’ life and think it’s perfect. I mean, she’s a successful actress with millions of dollars who just starred in the number one film at the box office.
But she’s still faced a lot of struggles in her life. After receiving minor plastic surgery back 1989, Curtis was prescribed opiates for the first time. That little prescription started a 10-year opioid addiction.
From 1989 to 1999 Curtis was doing everything she could to get her hands on the pain medicine. In a recent interview with People Magazine, she explained how bad it got…
“I was ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic. I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. No one knew. No one.”
She started stealing drugs from friends and family. In 1998, her sister Kelly finally discovered she had an addiction. She was the first person to notice.
“In February 1999, Curtis began attending recovery meetings and told her longtime husband, director Christopher Guest, of her dependency. Nearly 20 years later, she continues to attend meetings and offer support to those who are struggling.”
Addiction runs in the Curtis family. Her father abused alcohol, heroin and cocaine, and her half-brother Nicholas died of a heroin overdose in 1994.
“I’m breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family. Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment … bigger than my husband, bigger than both of my children and bigger than any work, success, failure. Anything.”
You might not know this, but back in 2005, someone broke into a museum in Minnesota and stole a pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.
According to experts, the slippers are one of the most valued props in film history. They are worth between $1 and $2 million, depending on who you ask.
The FBI has been looking for the slippers for over 10 years, and last week, they announced that they finally found them. They received a “credible tip” last summer and spent the past year investigating the tip.
They scheduled a sting operation in Minneapolis in July and that’s when they found them…
“The slippers’ authenticity was verified by comparing them with another pair at the Smithsonian’s American history museum in Washington DC.”
No one has been arrested or charged with a crime, but officials say they have several suspects and the investigation is ongoing.
This might not seem like a huge deal to you, but for a museum losing its prized possession? It’s huge. Back when the slippers were first stolen, staff at the museum actually cried.
“The biggest thing that ever happened to our museum was getting the slippers stolen. We were literally crying.”
At least this story has a happy ending. If the slippers are returned to the museum, let’s hope they have a rotation of security guards sitting next to it 24/7.
Would you like more information on the upcoming ‘Halloween‘ movie? Of course you do, and after the great trailer the studio released, we don’t blame you. This film looks legit.
And now we know Blumhouse didn’t try to water this thing down by going for a PG-13 rating.
It was announced this week that the film will officially be rated R for “horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity.”
So yeah, they are not holding anything back. That’s basically every single crude thing you can have in a movie. That should make fans of the original film very happy.
For those who don’t know, this sequel was created by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride…
“[They] pitched a take on a new Halloween movie to Blumhouse that quickly received a greenlight: What if you discarded every Halloween sequel and picked up with Laurie Strode 40 years after the most traumatic night of her life?”
It sounds simple, but sometimes simple is best. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters October 19, 2018.
Most Blockbusters across the country have closed. My local Blockbuster is now a taco joint, and before that, it was a Spirit Halloween store. It’s been several years since I smelled the inside of a Blockbuster. Those who have been in one before know the smell I’m talking about. It’s freshly cleaned carpet, mixed with bagged popcorn and a touch of Junior Mints.
According to Vice, there are only 10 Blockbuster Video stores remaining. Six of those stores are in Alaska. One of the reasons Blockbuster is still a success in Alaska is because of the “dark, long winters and sparse layout,” and you have to remember Wi-Fi is more expensive out there than in other states.
One of the more popular Blockbuster stores in Alaska has become a tourist attraction. When people visit Alaska, they’re not only stopping to see the incredible scenery and wildlife, they’re also visiting this store to take photos and maybe rent a movie or two.
Some truly crazy things go down at movie theaters, and sadly someone died last Friday at a movie theater in Arlington, TX. After a movie theater date with his girlfriend, 22-year-old Omar Soto saw her father in the parking lot and went over to introduce himself.
The father gunned down Soto before he got the chance to properly introduce himself. He then got inside his vehicle and ran over both Soto and his own daughter who was trying to save her boyfriend.
Soto died at the scene. His girlfriend, whose identity has not been released, was rushed to the hospital. Last we heard, she was alive, but in serious condition. According to the reports, the father took his own life after driving away from the accident scene.
“Detectives soon learned that the girl’s father, later identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office as 43-year-old Rafael Brena Arteaga, followed the couple to a movie theater at the shopping center.
Police said as the couple and a female friend exited the theater and walked to their car, Arteaga cut them off. A witness told police it appeared Soto walked up to Arteaga to introduce himself. Police said when Arteaga asked Soto his name, Soto responded and Arteaga shot him multiple times. Arteaga then got into his vehicle and ran over both Soto and his daughter, before driving away, police said. According to police, Arteaga, who had no criminal record and was a licensed gun carrier, was known to be “over protective” and “possessive” of his daughter.”
Pretty crazy sh*t. That poor girl is going to be traumatized for the rest of her life.