Thursday, February 3, 2011

Movie News Today

"Ivanhoe," the literary classic that apparently everyone except me had to read in school, is being turned into an $80 million action-epic.

Yesterday it was Jackie Earle Haley joining Johnny Depp for "Dark Shadows," today it's Eva Green.

"The Avengers" is about to get underway and director Joss Whedon is looking for a sidekick for Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson). The possibilities include: Morena Baccarin ("Firefly"), Colbie Smulders ("How I Met Your Mother"), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Scott Pilgrim"). That is a great list but being the "Firefly" nerd that I am, I'm rooting for Baccarin. 

John Likes Movies ranks the 15 Coen Brothers movies and while I don't agree with the rankings ("Raising Arizona" is MAGNIFICENT), any attention paid to the Coens is always a plus in my book.

And just to continue the theme, Hollywood Reporter has a very nice interview with the Coen brothers.


  1. "Ivanhoe" is being made into an epic again. It was made into a movie a long time ago. The 1952 version starred Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor. It was MGM's highest-grossing film of that year. Of course, the budget was under 4 million.

  2. Yeah, I sort-of remember viewing that at some point. Probably in English class or something.

  3. Probably at home. We have it on VHS.


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