Each week the entertainment world is flooded with news. Big news, little news, inconsequential news, and funny news. It flies around the web at breakneck pace and no matter wear you turn, no matter what entertainment site you go to, it all looks the same. Sure, the opinion may be different, but the core piece of information is the same.
Now, I would love to get in on the fun, but I barely have time to read it, much less write it. So, I try to do the next best thing, I send some of the more interesting (to me) stories out across the web on the Critical Outcast Tumblr blog and then, at the end of the week, gather them together and add some of my own thoughts. Hopefully, you will find this interesting, entertaining, and maybe even worthwhile!
Mad in Italy – Trailer
Slasher film coming out of Italy. It looks like a low budget affair, but it looks pretty good too!
It is a sad day for independent cinema as one of its champions has been closed down. It is the next in a line of studio closures as the big studios are closing their vanity labels. We all saw this coming. The warning signs appeared not long ago when Disney announced it would be folding its offices back in with the main Disney office. Of course this was seen as the polite way to go as a few films were/are still on the schedule. This closing also leaves a number of films in limbo, locked behind Miramax’s locked doors.
Ip Man 2 – Teaser Trailer
I really need to see the first film. These movies tell the story of Ip Man, one of Bruce Lee’s teachers. Donnie Yen (Blade: Trinity, Iron Monkey) as the titular character. This teaser hints at a fight between Yen and Sammo Hung!
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Trailer
Do we really need this? I wonder how willing people will be to see a movie about Wall Street. It does see Michael Douglas return as Gordon Gecko with a new upstart at his side in Shia LaBeouf. It also features Oliver Stone in the director’s chair.
James Bobin, co-creator of Flight of the Conchords, has been signed on to direct an update for the Muppets. I understand it is not a reboot or a reimagining, but a new modern day Muppet movie. I could get behind this; I was always a fan as a kid. It is also possible that Bobin could be directing from a script by Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Nicholas Stoller (director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall). This could prove interesting.
Frozen – TV Spot
I am looking forward to this. Initially it sounds like a silly concept, but I think the execution could prove it a winning feature.
Scout Compton and Halloween 3
Scout Compton, who starred as Laurie Strode in the two Rob Zombie features, is caught on a webcam talking about a proposed third film.
Ong Bak 3 – Teaser Trailer
They’re not wasting any time, are they? The second film has barely hit store shelves!
In the Mouth of Ubaldo Terzani – Trailer
This looks downright odd. Italian horror film that promises some good bloodshed.
Birdemic – Backstory
Last week I gave you the epic trailer. Now learn a little bit about the story behind the movie.
The fourth entry in the vampires and werewolves series is slated to be produced in 3D, and I have heard rumblings it may be set in space. Aside from that, Beckinsale is in although she does not really want to do it, despite talk that her husband Len Wiseman would be returning to the director’s chair.
This looks like it may be interesting, but at the same time it could prove to be terrible. The story finds the legendary monster protecting humanity from supernatural creatures. It is being developed under the watchful eye of the Underworld producers. Let’s just say I won’t be holding my breath.
The House beauty is set to join Daniel Craig, who replaces Robert Downey Jr., in this comedic science fiction western for director Jon Favreau. I know little about the project, but I like the small sample of talent involved thus far.
A recent interview with Matt Damon revealed that the next Bourne-related project will likely be a sequel with a new cast and crew. We also learned that it would be in theaters before he suits up again. Not sure how I feel about this. We have three strong films — if it is without Damon, I a not interested.
The Losers – Trailer
This looks like a lot of fun. An elite military group is betrayed and they have to get to the bottom of it. It looks to have explosive action and a good sense of humor.
A.D. – Trailer
CG zombie film! Look pretty cool, even if it is a small bit.
Frankly, I am surprised the idea took this long to come up. Paramount is thinking about shooting Michael Bay’s third robot flick and leaving the fighting to the robots. I don’t really care one way or the other. This just seems to be a studio looking at a potentially bloated bottom line.
Kick-Ass – International Trailer
I am really looking forward to this movie.
A couple of years ago, Disney released this simply wonderful princess come to life story and now they are working up a sequel to it. Does it need one? Probably not. Still, I will surely be there, I only hope the quality is there.
The only problem is that they don’t have a cast! They say they have some names lined up. I wonder. Who will play Cap? I kind of hope they find an unknown.
It was originally intended to be the final of the series, but making a lot of money can change people’s minds really fast. The new film will bring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker back and on the run with all the souped up cars you’ve come to expect. This slice of beauty is to be called Fast Five. Yuck.