Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Movie News Today

I'm back from a short camping trip (no internet access is rough) and trying to play catch up. "Grown Ups" (blah) and "The French Connection" (meh) reviews are forthcoming.

Marvel has confirmed the list of actors up for the part of Peter Parker in the "Spider Man" reimagining. I love superhero/comic book nerdery but if this is who they're choosing from, I'm skeptical at best. Blerg.

Strongly competing for "Worst News of the Day" comes word that a movie based on the Facebook game Mafia Wars is in the works. Getting closer to moving back into the woods away from crap like this...

Spike Lee is in to direct "Nagasaki Deadline," a script that has been around a for a long, long time. He'll team with James Cameron as producer.

We're finally going to get a Lego movie and it will be directed by the guys who did "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (which is next on my queue, by the way). Can't believe it took this long.

Andy Serkis has signed on to be part of the new "Planet of the Apes" reboot. Not surprising, as he seems to team with WETA on all their endeavors and has nothing to do until "The Hobbit" gets out of MGM purgatory.

Larry King is hanging up the suspenders in the Fall.

FlowingData asks the question, do sequels live up to the original? Quick answer: no.

And finally... I posted the teaser trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" a few weeks ago. Today we get our first real look at the epic finale and yes, I am oh so close to freaking out. Looks great.

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