Friday, May 27, 2011

Movie News Today

Looks like Zach Braff has joined the cast of "Oz, the Great and Powerful." Remember when Braff was a major name in Hollywood? I've always been a fan of the guy and I think he's got skill. But man his career has hit a wall. Hopefully this will invigorate him.

David O. Russell ("The Fighter") has pulled out of the video game movie adapation "Uncharted." Bit of an odd movie as, at one time, his "Fighter" star Mark Wahlberg was set to play the lead. Maybe this means they'll hand the role over to Nathan Fillion after all.

Empire has an interview with JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg as they discuss "Super 8." Other than "Harry Potter," I'm not sure there's a summer movie I'm looking forward to more than this one right now. Everytime I see the trailer I get a little more stoked.

In honor of ESPN's incredible 30 for 30 documentary series reaching DVD last week, IFC gives us five sports stories that they'd like to see discussed in a doc. Love it.

FlixChatter takes a look at the career of Kevin Costner, a guy I've sheepishly admitted to being fascinated with despite his long string of awful movies. I'm only half ashamed to admit that if "The Postman" or "Waterworld" are on TV, there's a 75% chance I'll stop in for a while.


  1. I really hope that Nathan Fillion gets to be Drake! Mark Wahlberg is so NOT the preferable choice.

    I am also jonesin' to see "Super 8." I think it will be the summer movie to beat in terms of epic epicness!

  2. I get where the studio is coming from. Wahlberg is the established name and if Nathan Fillion didn't exist, he'd be great. But he does exist so...argument over.

    Upon seeing the Super 8 trailer again yesterday, I told my buddy that I felt like it was likely to be the best of the summer (minus Harry Potter, of course, since even if that's the worst movie ever, I'll still love it dearly.)


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