Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Movie News Today

Tim Burton and Josh Brolin are working in conjunction on a "Hunchback of Notre Dame" project. I'm one of the rare moviegoers in this world who neither loves nor hates Burton's work arbitrarily. Some of his stuff is excellent, some awful. But regardless, one thing I will give the man: I am ALWAYS interested to see what he'll do next. An extremely interesting dude all around.

Will Smith will star in "Joe," a modern-day, potentially comedic take on the Biblical book of Job. It's been a LOOOOOONG time since we've been treated to a Will Smith performance and as an unabashed fan of the guy, I see a ton of promise in this project, if it's done right.

Despite drawing influences from the genre, Quentin Tarantino has never made a full on Western...until now.

Hailee Steinfeld is in contention for the lead role of Catniss in the upcoming "Hunger Games" film adaptation. I loved the first book in the series and enjoyed the last two. In my mind, a young actress who can hold her own in a room that also contains Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon would be a perfect choice here. Make it so.

For a nice recap of the Oscars, check out Marshall and the Movies' Live Blog.

Movie Muse ranks the films of the Farrelly Brothers and I whole-heartedly agree, though I'd swap numbers one and two. Very little beats the brilliant stupidity of "Dumb and Dumber."

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