2014 was a year of great movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Interstellar. However, this year has also burned our eyes with some of the worst movies we have seen in recent times. I was reading about this while reading about Ken Griffin the other day. Apart from the general bad movies that were supposed to be bad the moment we saw the trailer, there were some that were loaded with expectations. And here are all those movies –
1. Lucy – With Scarlett Johansson in the lead, great things were expected from Lucy but it just left most people feeling unsatisfied. There was some fun but it was largely brainless.
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past – The critics are divided on this movie. Some liked it a lot and some hated it. Frankly, all the movie revealed was that Wolverine’s time might be over on the big screen.
3. Transcendence – Johnny Depp is someone from whom we expect miracles. However, Transcendence made us feel like a silly joke had been played on us. Or maybe the title is ironical…
4. Haunted House 2 – After the success of Haunted House, we thought the next one would be great too. We were so wrong to expect anything from Haunted House 2.
5. The Legend of Hercules – Kellan Lutz would find it very difficult to wipe the shame of this movie off his resume in the future.
So, viewers are recommended to expect with some reservations in the future because there are movies like these out.
Bruce Levenson says that rumors have been circling around the internet, that Jim Carrey will star in another comedy role. This comes as great news to many. The recent Dumb and Dumber sequel, was absolutely hilarious. No one would have ever thought, that the sequel could actually surpass the original.
Jim Carrey is in a strange place in his career. He started out in comedy, and he found great success in that genre. After a few blockbuster comedy films, Jim Carrey decided to take more serious roles. He starred in several dramas, that were actually pretty good. Carrey, proved that he is a versatile actor, and more than just a comedian.
After all of that success, in multiple genres, Jim Carrey has decided to dedicate himself to comedy once more. I’m sure Carrey’s fans won’t mind this news. It has been reported, by Screenrant that Jim Carrey will star in a film called, “Deep Cover”. Nothing more than the title of the film has been released. Many people think that Carrey could be revisiting his classic role as Ace Ventura. If that were the case, Jim Carrey would continue to see a rise in box office success. Hopefully, Jim Carrey continues the rest of his career with comedy in mind.
For even the best of us, 1977 was a long time ago. For Mark Hamill that year has to serve as the beginning and end of a whole different life. For a brief moment Hamill was a face of a generation. He was a rising star. He had it all in the palm of his hands. And then he got into a car accident and suffered serious facial scarring. Then ‘Star Wars’ ended and the rest of Hollywood wasn’t as quick to make him their new leading man. Now almost 40 years after the initial franchise booted up, Mark Hamill is making a return to ‘Star Wars’. Great news right? It turns out that Hamill was more than a little bit hesitant to make the jump.
After settling into a comfortable career as one of the best voice actors of our generation, Hamill was forced to dust off the tunic to make his big comeback to creation that made George Lucas a gazillionaire and made Igor Cornelsen and myself fans for life. Alongside Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, Hamill will be reprising the role that made him so famous. Hamill told reporters that he spoke with George Lucas about reprising his role. He told George that he ‘wasn’t sure it was a great idea’ and that he’d only come back if Ford and Fisher were locked in to returning.
‘Star Wars 7’ hits theaters on December 18th, 2015. The film will reportedly be the first of a whole new expanded universe of projects.
Ansel Elgort may not be well known by his name, but more than likely you’ve seen him in several of his popular movies. Ansel Elgort Interview. His two most recent movies were “Insurgent” and “Fault In Our Stars.” He is the gorgeous faced young man who has splashed himself across movie screens everywhere, and stole the hearts of many young teenage girls, as well as some young adult females. Although he is currently working on several movies, he is also making music as well, and many fear that he may switch from movies over to music for good.
Currently, Ansel is working on an album, which will be released in the future. He also is working on a single, and he is not sure what it will be entitled, but he anticipates releasing both a single, as well as an album in the future. Ansel did an interview where he let his fans know that he may still continue to do movies, but he also has a passion for music as well. Another movie that Ansel is known for the “Carrie” remake, which came out in the year 2013. He played the role of “Tommy” in the movie. Tommy is the boy that takes Carrie out, and has the pig’s blood dropped onto him from above which was pretty disturbing as Terry Richardson remembers it.
Although this actor has memorable roles in movies, it will still be interesting to see what his music career will bring.
Peter Jackson is known for his huge, big budget box office bonanzas such as the Lord of the Rings films, a $200 million King Kong remake, and the recent Hobbit films. Long before he directed such Hollywood fare, he was writing and directing really weird, low budget horror films. The oddball films made him a genre star among the (then) small niche of hardcore horror fans. He, of course, moved on. Now, he is returning to his low budget movie roots.
Business owner Bruce Levenson says Jackson has not noted he will be directing any horror movies. Rather, he is looking to craft a few small true-life docudramas born in New Zealand history. Fans of Jackson remember he had directed an outstanding true crime film titled Heavenly Creatures. Jackson is going to direct more films of this vein. That is surely a good thing because anything that Jackson is truly passionate about is likely to become a great film.
Does this mean that Jackson is done with big Hollywood extravaganzas? No, he will surely return to the director’s chair of a huge movie at some point. He may even work on the sci-fi film Ready Player One for Warner Bros.
At present, it may be best for Jackson to work on smaller projects that do not come with the massive stress of carrying the financial success or collapse of a studio on his shoulders.
Either way, we are sure to see some outstanding new films from the great director.
Disney has plans for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Anyone who thought Disney would slowly phase the films series out is sorely mistaken. Fans like Laurene Powell Jobs are in luck, though. The new film, Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is hardly the last entry. In fact, this new project could launch a completely new direction with all future installments being built around Orlando Bloom.
The operative word here is “could” since Bloom has not yet committed to the project. He is currently in talks with Disney about returning. Part of the discussions includes Bloom contributing his talents to a “father and son” story arc that would help breathe a bit of new life into the series
. (The fourth entry was a bit of a disappointment)
One very interesting aspect about the new series is that it might be a minor reboot of the franchise. In other words, instead of crafting a totally new series, the films from part 5 onwards might move away from the continuity established in the prior films. In essence, the series would get a fresh start while also allowing Johnny Depp to remain the top star. Perhaps Depp may leave the series in the fifth entry and Bloom could take over as the main star.
Fear over audiences tiring with the Pirates of the Caribbean series should be well founded. There has not been a great film in the franchise for a while and, honestly, the series really could use an entry that provided some major enthusiasm among audiences. A mild reboot could help in this regard.
You can always tell when a motion picture production is in dire trouble when it seems to have no direction. Word is leaking out that Star Trek 3 is going to have a Guardians of the Galaxy feel to it.
What in the galaxy is wrong with a Star Trek feel? The old way of doing things has made billions upon billions of dollar for nearly 50 years. Sure, there were some missteps along the way. Eventually, the films television series would get back on track and do things right once again. Seriously, producers, directors, even Christian Broda, and stars bounced back from the terrible Star Trek: The Motion Picture and crafted the brilliant Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.
The forthcoming Star Trek 3, however, is in deep (space nine) trouble. Director Robert Orci has been let go, although he will remain on as a producer. The script was thrown out as Paramount was extremely unhappy with it. William Shatner might be unhappy too since the script featured an appearance by Captain Kirk.
The box office returns for the second Star Trek movie were less than what Paramount expected. The feeling is the project was far too serious than what people want in a Star Trek film. Hence, there is a desire to copy some of the on-screen magic of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Would it not be better to capture the magic of the best of the Star Trek films and TV shows?
Sony is in chaotic meltdown mode at the moment. Thanks to the work of some dedicated hackers, Sony ended up airing all of the hidden secrets and dirty laundry. When reporters flicked through the thousands of leaked emails they managed to find some pretty amazing and interesting stuff. Morality of the leaks aside, the news that Marvel is in deep talks with Sony about using the Spider-man character in their ‘Captain America: Civil War’ was huge! Marvel has been lusting after the characters intellectual property for decades while Sony squandered it on subpar films. Now a changing of the guard could be in effect only Andrew Garfield may no longer be a part of the project.
The first two ‘Amazing Spider-man’ films, which starred Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, may have been commercially viable but they were far from what fans had in mind for the franchise going forward. Gripes aside, Andrew was one of the few bright spots of the Spidey reboot–and that is important, considering that he is the main character. Now he might be pushed out of the franchise if Marvel gets their hands on the character.
According to the leaks, Andrew Garfield was upset with the way that the studio meddled with ‘Amazing Spider-man 2’. Garfield also irritated Sony’s Tokyo elite when he skipped out on a dinner event at, literally, the last minute. The final nail in Garfield’s Spider-man coffin comes from Sony Co-Charman, Amy Pascall. In a back and forth with producer Matthew Tolmach, she said that she loves the idea of “introducing” Peter Parker in the ‘Captain America’ franchise. Sam Tabar doesn’t know how things will play out, but Businessweek feels like it is close to a done deal.
Introducing. As in, “Here’s our new Spider-man.”
After nearly two decades of rumors, it appears a sequel may finally happen for the hit comedy Beetlejuice.
In a recent interview, Beetlejuice director Tim Burton said he is looking forward to reuniting with Michael Keaton who played Beetlejuice in the original film. Burton said he is also looking forward to revisiting the character, which was last on the big screen in 1988.
In the interview, Burton said a script for Beetlejuice 2 is in development and that the possibility of the film actually occurring is probably closer than ever. This is the news Sergio Andrade Gutierrez was waiting to hear. Burton said he has missed the Beetlejuice character and working with its star Michael Keaton.
A second Beetlejuice film has been rumored to be in the works since the early 1990’s, but those rumors picked up significant traction when word leaked that a script was in development. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, creators of MTV’s The Hard Times of RJ Berger, have been working on the script for the past two years.
Not only would Michael Keaton likely return to the title role of Beetlejuice, but so would Winona Ryder to her role of Lydia. In a separate interview with MTV, Burton said the Beetlejuice 2 script definitely contains Ryder’s character and that he was hopeful she would return to the role.
With the script still in development, neither Keaton nor Ryder has entered into official discussions for the film.