Sunday, February 6, 2011

Movie News Today

First Robert Downey, Jr., then Johnny Depp, and now James Franco. That's the chain of actors who have been attached to play the Wizard in "The Great and Powerful Oz." No offense to Franco but I feel like we're getting the worse end of this deal.

Looks like Ralph Fiennes could be joining Javier Bardem on the set of the new James Bond movie. I say we go ahead and add Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman for the greatest collection of villains EVER. It'll be like the opposite of "The Expendables."

Friday it looked like Morena Baccarin was the frontrunner for a role as the assistant to Samuel L. Jackson in the upcoming "Avengers" movie. Now it seems "How I Met Your Mother"'s (I never can figure out how to do that whole apostrophe thing when it comes to a movie/show title) Colbie Smulders. Love Baccarin but Smulders is an equally solid choice.

If you fast forwarded through the Super Bowl commercials tonight (shame on you) then you missed the teaser trailer for "Captain America." No need to worry, I've provided it for you. Gotta say, looks AWESOME.

And if you've missed "The Social Network" so far, here's an inside look at the score and composer Trent Reznor's process. Great video, INCREDIBLE score.

Weekend Box Office Results
1. "The Roommate" - $15.6 million
2. "Sanctum" - $9.23
3. "No Strings Attached" - $8.4 ($51.79 million total)
4. "The King's Speech" - $8.31 ($84.13)
5. "The Green Hornet" - $6.1 ($87.220
6. "The Rite" - $5.57 ($23.68)
7. "The Mechanic" - $5.37 ($20.08)
8. "True Grit" - $4.75 ($155.01)
9. "The Dilemma" - $3.45 ($45.74)
10. "Black Swan" - $3.4 ($95.89)


  1. Seems to me they are mentioning "hot" names to keep press interested in the Oz project. Never a good sign.

    Lazarus Lupin
    art and review

  2. Totally agree. Not working for me. I was interested when it was RDJ. Franco doesn't hold the same unique value with me.


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