Archive for September, 2008

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By Ymir’s Icy Beard! KENNETH BRANAGH To Direct ‘THOR’ Movie?

September 29, 2008

KENNETH BRANAGH

KENNETH BRANAGH


Source: Variety

Kenneth Branagh is negotiating to direct Thor for Marvel Studios, reports Variety. The comic book adaptation is scheduled for a June 4, 2010 release.

Thor, written by Mark Protosevich, follows disabled medical student Donald Blake, who has an alter ego as the hammer-wielding Norse god Thor.

Read more HERE.

It’s been a bit since I’ve seen BRANAGH in movies like HAMLET, OTHELLO, and CONSPIRACY (the latter being my one of my favorite WW2 movies) but I think MARVEL is definitely on the right track with a THOR movie. There’s no doubt BRANAGH’s master of Shakespeare will come in handy when interpreting the Norse God of Thunder but I wonder about the whole Donald Blake alter-ego being reimagined and if it can work. I’m guessing most producers involved would assume that the human element is needed to make a better connection with audiences. Then again, an all out Force of Nature and what drives it could be an interesting approach as well.

My choice of storyline would be busting into Walt Simonson’s ‘Ragnarok’ storyline from the mid 80′s but I could see that going REALLY bad REALLY fast if done wrong. Simply too much to cram into what I assume will be an all out action first-story second a la the new HULK movie (which actually worked) or maybe the NBC HEROES series (which I think doesn’t work as well).

Since the whole point here is an introduction and then the big AVENGER’s team up movie, each hero (IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA etc.) getting some breathing room in their own separate installment should amount to some good pacing for character development.

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‘VALKYRIE’ Movie Trailer Posted

September 28, 2008

TOM CRUISE Stars In 'VALYKRIE'

TOM CRUISE Stars In 'VALYKRIE'


Source: Yahoo Movies, Coming Soon.net, http://www.Valkyrie.UnitedArtists.com, IMDB.com

Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler’s bunker.

Watch the trailer HERE.

Check out the Official website HERE.

Release Date: December 26, 2008
Director: Bryan Singer
Screenwriter: Nathan Alexander, Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Patrick Wilson, Stephen Fry, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Eddie Izzard, Halina Reijn, Kevin McNally, Christian Berkel, Terence Stamp, David Schofield


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BEST BUY Nabs Exclusive Retail Rights For GUNS N’ ROSES ‘CHINESE DEMOCRACY’

September 28, 2008

The Only GUNS N' ROSES Lineup That Ever Mattered

The Only GUNS N' ROSES Lineup That Ever Mattered


Source: Billboard.com

Best Buy is set to be the exclusive retailer for Guns N’ Roses decade-plus-in-the-making new album “Chinese Democracy” before year’s end, sources close to the situation tell Billboard. Some details of the deal are still being worked out, including the release date.

Read more HERE.

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Driver For BRET MICHAEL’s Tour Involved In Fatal Crash

September 28, 2008

BRET MICHAELS of POISON

BRET MICHAELS of POISON


Source: StLToday.com

19-year-old Yasmin S. Jackson, a sophomore at Southern Illinois University was driving northbound on Interstate 57 in West Frankfort when a box truck crossed the interstate median and hit her SUV and a pickup truck head-on, according to the Illinois State Police. She was killed instantly.

The box truck driver was identified as Dennis D. Hernandez, 38, of Lamont, Calif. Police said Hernandez fell asleep at the wheel before crossing the interstate median. Hernandez was hauling sound equipment for the musician Bret Michaels, former lead singer of the glam-rock band Poison.

Michaels is filming a reality television show “Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels” on VH1.

Read the entire article HERE.

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New Extended Trailer For ‘THE SPIRIT’

September 28, 2008

'THE SPIRIT' Movie Poster

'THE SPIRIT' Movie Poster


Source: AOL Moviefone

New two and a half minute trailer for FRANK MILLER’s ‘THE SPIRIT’. Watch it HERE.

Movie is out December 25th.

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George A. Romero Talks New Zombie Flick In New Interview

September 28, 2008

GEORGE A. ROMERO

GEORGE A. ROMERO


Source: SchlockAroundTheClock.com

Check it out HERE.

I have yet to see DIARY OF THE DEAD but it is on my shortlist of things to catch up on.

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SAW 5 Update (09.28.08)

September 28, 2008

SAW V Movie Poster

SAW V Movie Poster


Source: SAW5.com

The trailer was pretty sparse on details but never fear. The Official SAW 5 website has added about a dozen new pictures, for those of you looking for a bit more plot details. Looks like another group situation a la SAW 2.

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WILL SMITH Returning For I AM LEGEND Prequel

September 25, 2008

WILL SMITH Will Return In A Prequel To I AM LEGEND

WILL SMITH Will Return In A Prequel To I AM LEGEND



Source: Variety, ShockTillYouDrop.com

Warner Bros. is moving on a prequel to the 2007 Will Smith blockbuster I Am Legend, which grossed $584 million internationally.

Both WILL SMITH and I AM LEGEND director FRANCIS LAWRENCE are returning. Read more HERE.

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce 20th-Anniversary Tour Dates

September 25, 2008

SMASHING PUMPKINS circa 1990
Source: Blabbermouth.net

SMASHING PUMPKINS 20th-anniversary tour dates:

Nov. 01 – Cleveland, OH – Palace Theatre
Nov. 03 – Toronto, ONT – Massey Hall
Nov. 04 – Toronto, ONT – Massey Hall
Nov. 06 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre
Nov. 07 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre
Nov. 08 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata
Nov. 11 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 12 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 14 – Boston, MA – Wang Center
Nov. 15 – Boston, MA – Wang Center
Nov. 16 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 18 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Nov. 19 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Nov. 21 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
Nov. 22 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
Nov. 26 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
Nov. 30 – San Diego, CA – RIMAC Arena
Dec. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
Dec. 03 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre


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DROWNING POOL, SALIVA Fall 2008 Tour Dates

September 25, 2008

DROWNING POOLSALIVA
Source: Blabbermouth.net

Oct. 17 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
Oct. 18 – Dayton Beach, FL – Destination Daytona
Oct. 20 – Columbia, SC – Headliners
Oct. 21 – Goose Creek, SC – The Dive
Oct. 22 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
Oct. 24 – Providence, RI – Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Oct. 26 – Lorrain, OH – Black River Landing
Oct. 28 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Oct. 29 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Oct. 30 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fairgrounds
Nov. 01 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Nov. 02 – Traverse City, MI – Streeters
Nov. 05 – San Antonio, TX – Scout Bar
Nov. 06 – Pharr, TX – Graham Central Station
Nov. 07 – Beaumont, TX – Scout Bar
Nov. 08 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Nov. 09 – Corpus Christi, TX – The Pavilion at Concrete Street
Nov. 11 – Lubbock, TX – Wild West
Nov. 22 – Galamis Beach, CA – Galamis Beach


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