Sunday, April 29, 2007

Nancy Drew Comes to the Big Screen Again

The famous girl-sleuth of the mid twentieth century is back on the big screen. Made famous by author Carolyn Keene, the Nancy Drew detective book series drew a lot of young girl fans. Later, it was turned into a television series. It was the CSI series of the era together with the Hardy Boys and had a cult phenomenon through the turn of the century (20th-21st). Disney based a movie on it starring Maggie Lawson in 2002. Now, the movie Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills tracks Nancy, played by Emma Roberts, together with her gal pals Bess and George, as she stumbles upon the unsolved mystery of the death of a glamorous Hollywood actress.

See Who People See Looks Like Shrek!

These are just some of the characters given to me when I asked for names of real people who look like Shrek in a little poll. From left to right are: Shrek, British football player Wayne Rooney, Daniel Craig of James Bond fame, Filipino comedian Allan K, and New Zealand cricketer Jacob Oram. What do you think?

Magneto Movie to Attract X-Men Fans

What would you think of a Magneto movie? The Marvel character isn't exactly a nice guy, but hey, can we blame him? He's had a rough childhood, so give him a break. Anyway, there might be a Magneto movie on the horizon of 2009 with David Goyer set to direct and to be penned by Sheldon Turner. I bet X-Mean fans will be magnetized to it.

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Shrek Returns Again for a Third Laugh!

Shrek is back! And he may just end up king! Yes, in Shrek III, our hero gets the chance to inherit his stepfather's throne. But Shrek doesn't want to, so he sets out on a quest to find a substitute. It'll definitely by another hilarious and touching tale, starring Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, and Antonio Banderas once more.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tony Stark Builds First Iron Man Suit

Here is what the first Iron Man suit of Tony Stark looks like. In the movie adaptation of the Marvel comic book hero, Stark builds the suit while held as a prisoner of some bad guys who want new weapons to sell to even more bad guys in different countries. It kind of reminds me of something. What do you think of Iron Man's suit? Do you think there's still room for cool variations or additions in the upcoming movies? Some say the red suit worn by actor Robert Downey Jr. looks too plastic. Perhaps some special effects will do the trick?

Be Iron Man! Yes, with this replica of the Mark 1 helmet, you can pretend to be Tony Stark working in captivity to build his first kick-ass suit of metal! Click here or on the image to place your order. Stocks are limited so order now!

Jessica Alba Twists Her Head in Invisible Girl Poster

This is a poster promoting the latest Fantastic 4 movie, The Rise of the Silver Surfer. It's supposed to be Jessica Alba, but it doesn't seem to be like her and it's hard to distinguish between her front or her back. It's like her head has been twisted around like in The Exorcist movie! While it seems the makers of this poster wanted her to look more like the character in the comic book, with more blond for her hair and bigger eyes, it seems a bit off. What do you think?

Enter John Kasdan's "In the Land of Women"

Director John Kasdan knew exactly what he wanted when he shot this movie, "In the Land of Women" starring Adam Brody, Meg Ryan, and Kristen Stewart. Critics say this movie defies categorizing, although it appears to be a romance and a feel-good one.

In it, writer Carter Webb has just broken up with girlfriend, Sofia. He goes to Michigan to his grandmother and to write a book. Carter then meets neighbors Sarah Hardwicke, and her daughters, Paige and Lucy. It is then that the story really begins. Watch it to see what happens.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Order of the Phoenix May Scare Moviegoers

Check out these pictures from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. They look more like stills from a horror movie. It's likely that this one will scare more visually than tickle the imagination of fans. What do you think?

Directed by David Yates, this movie stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, and Ralph Fiennes.

Take Your Pick of Albas: Sinful or Fantastic?

Here are two characters played by Jessica Alba. The one from Sin City is Nancy (in black and white). The one in blue is the Invisible Girl in The Fantastic Four. Which do you prefer?

The Silver Surfer Surprises the Fantastic Four

The Rise of the Silver Surfer is the second installment of Marvel's Fantastic Four series. This time, the four cosmic-energy-charged heroes battle a silver alien who rides a skateboard. But little do they know that there is an ever bigger and badder threat in the horizon. The return of their nemesis Dr. Doom complicates things. How will the Fantastic Four save the Earth this time around? With a lot of help!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Movie Coming Soon

What happens when two straight firefighting guys pretend to be gay and married to get benefits as domestic same sex partners? The result is hilarious comedy. Get to know Chuck Levine and Larry Valentine in the movie "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry." This comedy stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, and Dan Aykroyd.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Silk Movie to Cater to Romance and Keira Knightly Fans

Silk is the story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France who goes to Japan to source new silkworms after his African source was decimated. He then becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron in Japan. The tension mounts as their love remained unrequited, then war complicates matters. The movie is based on Alessandro Baricco's novel. It stars Keira Knightly who is shown above on the set. Silk may prove popular with female romance novel fans who like exotic settings and adventure. The males, on the other hand, would want to see it for Knightly.

The Hills Have Eyes Once Again

The Hills Have Eyes... Now there's two of them. Yes, more creepy mutant human creatures here from the desert of New Mexico. Movie makers like to put a lot of strange beings there. I wonder why. Anyway, the victims this time aren't tourists but members of the US National Guard. They are inadvertently led into the caves below the desert where they fight, maim, and kill fellow human beings born with birth defects and bent on making fun of normal people. Oh, well. This movie's got to have bad guys, and director Martin Weisz gives no qualms about making them more grotesquely horrifying than the first one, which was really a remake of an earlier film by Alexandre Aja.

Genghis Khan Movie to Conquer Theaters

This is Genghis Khan, the Mongol! Well, it's really actor Tadanobu Asano (Zatoichi) as the historical character who conquers Mongolia. The movie focuses on the youth of this great warrior and how he ultimately became Genghis Khan! It seems like an origin story for a comic book character, but I think this will definitely appeal to history buffs.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Surf's Up Washes Up a Cast of Surfing Penguins

A movie about surfing penguins vying for a championship? Why not? This is Surf's Up, starring the voice of Jeff Bridges. If you're into animation, penguins and surfing, this is the movie for you, especially this summer season.

The story moves around Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick, played by Shia LaBeouf, as he enters his first competition. He leaves his home in Antarctica to go to Pen Gu island. He meets a line of amusing characters along the way who help him out in preparing for and joining the Big Z Memorial Surf Off.

While a cartoon, the movie does give a timeless message for everyone to learn from. It is about discovering that winning is not really about finishing first. How does Cody perform in the contest? Watch it and find out. The movie also stars James Woods, John Heder, Mario Cantone, and Zooey Deschanel.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Evan Almighty to Flood Theaters with Moviegoers?

What's this? Noah talking to a giraffe in his unfinished ark? No, it's really Steve Carell in the movie Evan Almighty, a sequel of sorts to Bruce Almighty which starred Jim Carrey. The names Carell and Carey almost sounds the same. That's a good reason to cast him for the role. They lok the same, too. It also stars Morgan Freeman as God. Will this movie cause a flood of moviegoers?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bourne Ultimatum Brings Ultimate Plot?

Matt Damon is at it again as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum, the latest installment of the Bourne movies which began with the Bourne Identity. It's a good thing that fans are still not bored with it. With the movies thet Matt Damon had been making lately, it would seem his fans would want more of him going against people he once trusted and had betrayed him one way or another. It's all about getting even and cat-and-mouse chessplay in the Bourne movies. But in this one, he has a personal mission of finding out who he really is. But of course, a lot of things get in his way. Will this be the ultimate plot of the Bourne series? Find out.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Gracie Movie Relives Old Times of Elisabeth Shue

Elisabeth Shue went into movie history withe her appearance in the first Karate Kid movies. In one scene there, she is shown playing soccer. She is really a soccer fan from an early age. In Gracie, the main character, played by Carly Schroeder, is a girl out fight for the rights of girls to play competitive soccer. This mirrors Shue's childhood when she found out that girls were not very welcome as soccer players in elementary school. She tried out for a team and ended up playing for a boys team playing against other boy teams. In high school, there were no girls allowed in any teams, so she ended up in gymnastics. Schroeder actually resembles Shue in many ways and I even thought she was Shue in the poster. I think this movie will prove to be a definite shue-in for fans.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hatchet Movie Hatches More Tourist Thrill

It's a bad time for tourists in the movies these days. They are almost always the victims of madmen, cults, and ghosts. This movie, "Hatchet," written and directed by Adam Green, has no qualms about instilling more fear into the hearts of tourists off to find excitement in some pretty odd places. The story moves around visitors to a haunted swamp in New Orleans. They find themselves stranded for the night, and that's when the real fun begins. Hatchet is said to be old-school American style horror with a dash of comedy. Kind of like a hotdog left in the fridge for too long.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Delta Farce Spoofs War Movies

These are the heroic men of Delta Farce, the movie that will end all war movies because it makes fun of them all. That makes for good entertainment, actually and eases the tension spawned by what's happening in the real world. In this movie, three military misfits bound for Iraq end up somewhere in Mexico instead where they become unlikely heroes to a small village being harassed by hostiles.