Fourth Book in Millennium Series On the Way: What’s Next for the Movies?

Lisbeth Salander, the hacker in the best-selling Millennium series (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), will be back for a fourth book titled The Girl in the Spider’s Web.  While this is an “entertainment blog”, I’m not covering a story about a new book coming out, but instead about the ramifications this has on the film series.  The Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movies with Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyquist are held in high regard and lead to an American remake in 2011.   Continue reading Fourth Book in Millennium Series On the Way: What’s Next for the Movies?

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Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde to Return for TRON 3

Roughly a month ago Disney made the announcement that they were going t move ahead with third TRON film.  TRON: Legacy wasn’t a huge hit domestically, but did ultimately pull in $400 million worldwide.  Now The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde will be reprising their roles as Sam Flynn and Quorra in the new film.  There is no statement yet whether Jeff Bridges will be back, but it’s difficult to picture the series continuing without his involvement in some capacity.  Joseph Kosinski is returning to direct with David DiGilio and Jesse Wigutow writing the script. Continue reading Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde to Return for TRON 3

Review- Furious 7

Who would have predicted that the Fast and the Furious franchise would still be going strong after seven movies?  The first one was a decent action movie.  The second one was laughable and one review I read actually compared the film to pornography, stating that it was a joke fo a plot just to get to the car races.  Yikes.  By the third movie the two leads were no longer involved and, while that film wasn’t terrible, it appeared to mark the end of the franchise (before I get corrected, I am aware that Vin Diesel made a quick cameo at the end of Tokyo Drift.  I’m merely remarking on how neither him nor Paul Walker were the main characters).  Then something strange happened, all the principle characters returned and Justin Linn took the reigns.  He fully embraced the cheesiness, the overt machoism and the physics-defying lunacy of the previous films and somehow made them cool.  Have you heard the phrase “so bad it’s good”?  Well the last few movies became “so ridiculous they’re awesome”. Continue reading Review- Furious 7

Quick Hits- Live Action Winnie the Pooh, Full House and Muppets Return to TV, And a Play-Doh Movie?

Here’s  a few quick notes about stories that hit this week.  I’m not going to delve into too many details about any of them but I’ll direct you to where you can learn the rest.

Firstly, it looks like Disney is not through yet with their live action adaptations of the film properties.  There’s already a new Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo and Mulan in the works and now there is going to be a new Winnie the Pooh.  The movie will center around an adult Christopher Robin returning to the Hundred Acre Woods.  Most likely it will consist of real human actors and CGI Pooh and friends.  Indie director Alex Ross Perry who previously directed Sundance film, Listen Up Philip, is pegged right now to helm the latest story of the characters.  No release date has been set and there’s no rumors of actors to play any of the parts.  I’ll follow-up as soon as I hear anything further. Continue reading Quick Hits- Live Action Winnie the Pooh, Full House and Muppets Return to TV, And a Play-Doh Movie?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Possible Villain Details

For the past week I have been seeing a few potentially spoiler filled posts popping up on Making Star Wars that have been outlining everything from the opening sequence, the second trailer, to major details about the characters.  I don’t know how much is true, and Abrams has gone on the record saying that some of the information out there is not true, but it’s interesting none the less.  For those that can’t wait until the movie comes out in December, or even for those that can’t wait until the trailer debuts attached to the Avengers: Age of Ultron in only a few short weeks, then read on below for some Star Wars goodies.  Beware, there could be potential spoilers ahead. Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens Possible Villain Details