Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Movie News Today

I should probably just refrain from linking to this stuff until it actually happens but it appears Peter Jackson is mere hours away from accepting the role of director on the upcoming "Hobbit" films.

In "Bait and Switch" news of the day, the supremely talented Emma Stone has been confirmed for the "Spiderman" reboot, but as Gwen Stacy instead of Mary Jane. Booooooo.

Tom Cruise continues his would-be resurgence with a comedic turn as a by-the-numbers secret service agent to Jack Nicholson's moronic former president. Hesitation abounds.

Looks like Tom Hanks will be joining the cast of Kathryn Bigelow's ("The Hurt Locker") next movie. To this I say: ABOUT STINKING TIME! As a good friend of mine says, "Hey Hollywood? You know who people like? Tom Hanks. How 'bout we put him in a movie from time to time." In a world that continues to choke me to death with a Katherine Heigl crap fest every 6 months, how is it that we've seen Hanks on screen in a non-animated, non-"Da Vinci" starring role only once in the last 6 years? Bah.

Mark Ruffalo talked with Empire recently and dropped a little knowledge about the upcoming "Hulk" and "Avengers" films. Still not sure I buy Ruffalo as the Hulk, especially replacing Ed Norton, but I'm trying to come around.

Movie Muse continues a hot streak, bringing an archive review of the WWII classic "The Great Escape." I have a feeling Movie Muse and I would be good friends should we actually know each other.

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