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Weekly Entertainment Article (03/18/06)

Posted by - 04:41 PM on 03/18/06
Hello APers and APettes, hope everyone's hang overs have worn off or are in the process of. Sorry about being late on this I had a family emergency and plus I was in DC for a couple of days so I just now got the opportunity to put this up. I know everyone has already seen the preview of Snakes on a Plane, looks insane! Enjoy.

News and Rumors:

George Lucas has apparently approved the Indiana Jones IV script and sent it over to Spielberg to look over according to Rick McCallum

Ice Cube is set to star in a "Welcome Back Kotter" remake.

According to Rosario Dawson, Robert Rodriguez wants Angelina Jolie to star in Sin City 2 and is delaying the project so she can. Sin City 2 is going to be based on the stories "A Dame to Kill For" and "Lost, Lonely, and Lethal"

The Batman Begins sequel will be Warner Brothers priority in 2008.

Eva Marie Saint, who plays Martha Kent in Superman Returns, says she only has a small role in the movie, where she see's Clark after he comes back to the farm and the very end. Hugh Jackman also has a cameo as a younger version of Superman's Dad.

Chow Yun-Fat will be staring, again, in a remake of "Hard Boiled".

Benicio Del Toro could be playing the Wolf Man in a remake of the classic horror series. Andrew Kevin Walker has begun writing the script.

In a late way to cash in off the Olympic hype, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz are planning to star in a film together where they are two ice skaters who fall in love at the Olympic Games in the Olympic Village.

Elizabeth Banks is returning in Spider-Man 3 as Betty Brant, though she is not sure how much screen time she will have in the final cut. Cliff Robertson is also making an appearance is Uncle Ben in the third movie.

The script is in development for a third Mummy movie. Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz's characters are written in but no word yet if either of them will be in the actual movie.

The Hellboy sequel is going to be named "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" and will go into production later this year.

The Star Wars television show will not be out for about a year and a half but they've already started writing. Its going to take place between Episodes III and IV, it will feature all new characters.

The Wolverine spin-off movie is looking to shape up to be a prequel if Jackman gets his way.

The Bourne Ultimatum is next up for Paul Greengrass after he finishes up "Flight 93" they have the script ready and its a completely new story.

Hugh Jackman is set to star in "Drive". A story of a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a driver for robberies, who then discovers a contract has been put on him.

Cate Blanchett will return as Elizabeth the First in the sequel to the film "Elizabeth". She will play the Virgin Queen in "The Golden Age", which picks up 15 years after the first movie.

The Ghost Rider trailer will premier with X-Men: The Last Stand. Also the Aquaman series titled "Mercy Reef" will possibly have a promo trailer with Superman Returns.

John Heder has broken his Ankle delaying the movie "Blades of Glory" just before it was set to start shooting. The movie stars Will Ferrell. The two star as figure skaters who enter in a competition as a pair. The film also stars Will Arnett and Amy Poehler

Keisha Castle-Hughes has signed on to star as the Virgin Mary in the upcoming movie "Nativity". Catherine Hardwick is directing. The film follows Mary's time up until the birth of Jesus.

Joss Whedon is turned in his script for "Wonder Woman" sometime this week. He says to expect all the usual gadgets such as; the lasso, indivisible jet, and bracelets. No word on who will be cast.

A major action sequence in the upcoming James Bond film will take place in Venice, Italy. Casino Royale is set to release on Nov 17th 2006.

Its official Snakes on a Plane has an R Rating Mother F*cker

Morgan Freeman will be playing God, again. He will star in the sequel to Bruce Almighty entitled "Even Almighty" Steve Carell will reprise his role as Even Baxter. Lauren Graham will also star in the film, as well as John Goodman. Carell will star as a politician in this film. Freeman will tell Evan to build an ark in preparation for a massive flood.

Warner Brothers are looking to remake the 1967 movie "The Dirty Dozen"

Jonathan Mostow has dropped out of the upcoming Will Smith flick "Tonight, He Comes" after clashing with Smith on the project.

Its possible that Carnivale might be on its way out. When it ended the 2nd season abruptly, rumors started to swirl that HBO is looking into developing a 2-4 hr miniseries which would tie up the loose ends so they could end the show.

Julia Roberts is in talks to star in "Daniel isn't Talking". Which is about a family who finds out their son is autistic.

Kanye West is joining up w/ New Line Cinema to produce a film inspired by his music which will take a look at the U.S. through the eyes of Kanye and some other film makers.

Issac Hayes is leaving South Park because of "inappropriate ridicule of religious communities" in other words he didn't like them making fun of scientology.

Demi Moore is in talks to star in the upcoming movie "Mr. Brooks". Kevin Costner and William Hurt are also starring. The movie is about a man with a murderous alter ego. Moore will play a detective after him.

John Stockwell is going to direct "Kid Cannabis" which is a true-story of Nate Norman, a 19 year old pizza boy from Idaho and six other friends who built a million dollar drug operation.

Production has started on the comedy Unaccompanied Minors. The film stars Lewis Black, Wilmer Valderrama, Tyler James Williams, and has Paul Feig directing. The movie is about five kids who have been snowed in at an airport on Christmas Eve, who have been estranged from their families. It follows the kids as they try to outwit the Airport officials to reunite with their families.

The film verison of the soap "Dallas" has Robert Luketic directing. Jennifer Lopez has been offered the role of Sue Ellen Ewing, John Travolta has been offered J.R. Ewing, Luke Wilson could possibly be playing Bobby Ewing and Shirley MacLaine is playing Miss Ellie Ewing.

Adrian Lyne's, director of Unfaithful, next project will be "Two Minutes to Midnight". It will co-star Cathrine Zeta-Jones and Keanu Reeves. The story is about an attorney whose wife has been kidnapped and murdered unless he takes his own life

Movies Out This Week 3/17:

V FOR VENDETTA
A shadowy freedom fighter (Hugo Weaving) known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl (Natalie Portman) from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.

FIND ME GUILTY
Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio (played by Vin Diesel), a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.

SHE'S THE MAN
When her big brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola (Amanda Bynes) heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates.

THANK YOU FOR SMOKING
Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman (Aaron Eckhart), who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

DON'T COME KNOCKING
An aging cowboy movie star (Sam Shepard) leaves the set during the middle of his latest production, to go on a journey of self-discovery.

THE ZODIAC
An emotional thriller focusing on the famous Zodiac Killer's impact on victims, their families and the wider community.

summaries from themoviebox.net

DVD News:

DVD's out this week:

A History of Violence
Good Night, And Good Luck
Ice Age - Super Cool Edition
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Remember the Titans (Director's Cut)
Basic Instinct - Unrated Directors' Cut
Marebito
Irish Jam
Sleeper Cell 1st Season
Simple Life 3rd Season
VIP 1st Season
MacGyver 5th Season
Murder She Wrote 3rd Season

Announced DVD release Dates:

Grandma's Boy: May 9th
4400 Season 2: May 23rd
Hollow Man 2: May 23rd
London: May 23rd
Numbers Season 1: May 30th
Riddick Trilogy: May 30th
Smoky and the Bandit SE: May 30th
Glory Road: June 6th
Home Improvement Season 4: June 6th
Garfield SE: June 6th
Dumbo SE: June 6th
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: June 13th
Arrested Development Season 3: June 13th
Coach Season 1: June 13th
Lady and the Tramp 2: June 20th
NYPD Blue Season 4: June 20th
Monk Season 4: June 27th

Trailers:

Snakes on A Plane (Samuel L. Jackson)

Mission Impossible 3 (Tom Cruise)

Awesome..I Shot That! (Beastie Boys)

Kinky Boots

L'Enfant

The Break Up (Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston)

Summer Storm

Drawing Restraint 9

American Gun

Lucky Number Slevin

Cars (Owen Wilson)

The Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift

Reviews:

Slade has a review of The Hills Have Eyes up, check it out

Thanks for checking out out, i'll catch ya next friday.

sources: darkhorizons.com, joblo.com, themoviebox.net, dvdactive.com, eonline.com, yahoo.com, cinemablend.com, superherohype.com
 
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04:50 PM on 03/18/06
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Snakes On A Motherfuckin' Plane, Y'all
04:55 PM on 03/18/06
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"John Heder has broken his Ankle delaying the movie "Blades of Glory" just before it was set to start shooting. The movie stars Will Ferrell. The two star as figure skaters who enter in a competition as a pair. The film also stars Will Arnett and Amy Poehler"

Womp. :(

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04:56 PM on 03/18/06
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I was hoping for Three Fast Three Furious.
04:56 PM on 03/18/06
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snakes on a plane: best movie ever? only time will tell
04:58 PM on 03/18/06
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Originally Posted by snowtires
snakes on a plane: best movie ever? only time will tell
Snakes on a Plane > Gone with the Wind
04:59 PM on 03/18/06
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Batman sequel in '08:\ I don't want to wait that long
05:01 PM on 03/18/06
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Riddick Trilogy? I thought there was only two movies? Wow I'm confused.
05:03 PM on 03/18/06
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Originally Posted by tedE
Riddick Trilogy? I thought there was only two movies? Wow I'm confused.
I don't really like the movies so i'm not sure what that's all about, I know they had Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick
05:07 PM on 03/18/06
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I was watching the History Channel, and that "Drive" movie sounds a lot like a story I heard on that. How a lot of the early NASCAR drivers were also moonshine runners during Prohibition, and one talked about how he had a bounty on his head.
05:10 PM on 03/18/06
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remakes, sequels, and super hero movies.

and people actually wonder why i never go to the movies.
05:13 PM on 03/18/06
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uh.. its pretty much a given that Carnivale was ousted a while ago from HBO's roster. the second season dvds however will be released this year. thankfully. the show was incredible as are most HBO shows but this was right up there in Twin Peaks quality.
people keep sending HBO tarot cards with hope that they'll pick it back up but.. its done for now, the shows creator had initially planned 6 full seasons with his storyline and will continue it somehow, somehow. he officially stated it WILL NOT be through a crammed cut down compacted made for tv movie.
05:14 PM on 03/18/06
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Originally Posted by Brandon Trainer
I don't really like the movies so i'm not sure what that's all about, I know they had Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick

As far as I know, the only things released concerning Riddick were The Chonicles of Riddick video game, Pitch Black, the animated thing connecting Pitch Black and Chronicles, and Chronicles of Riddick.
05:25 PM on 03/18/06
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Originally Posted by Smithers
remakes, sequels, and super hero movies.

and people actually wonder why i never go to the movies.

that is pretty much true anymore, original movies never get hyped anymore.
05:26 PM on 03/18/06
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the Star Wars TV series sounds fucking sweet...as long as it's not a cartoon

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