Monday, November 14, 2011

Movie News Today

David Yates, leader of the last four Harry Potter films, will direct a Doctor Who film adaptation. Sounds good to me.

Barry Pepper, one of my favorite actors and (obviously) captain of the "Barry Pepper All-Stars", has added two films to his schedule: Broken City with Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe and Snitch which features The Rock. One of these movies will be good.

io9 brings us a rundown of several upcoming found footage films and I have to admit, as much as I've tired of this genre, some of these look pretty good.

NBC announced its spring season today and (possibly) shockingly, the outstanding comedy Community is not on it, while Whitney has received a full season pickup. Two thoughts. 1.) This doesn't necessarily mean the show is cancelled. It'll be held onto as a replacement for whichever terrible new show NBC forces down our throats bombs first. (My money is on Are You There, Chelsea.) I expect it'll come back for at least a few episodes. 2.) Everyone has been quick to blame NBC and while I think the network could have worked harder to boost the show's ratings, the blame falls to America. The ratings for Community have been bad to quite bad throughout its entire run; no one watches the show. Unfortunately, people do watch Whitney. I can't figure out why because I've never been able to make it further than 90 seconds into an episode of that show but somehow it draws decent enough ratings. So if you're a Community fan, don't put all the blame on NBC; blame the idiots you know who help pieces of crap like Whitney and Two and a Half Men on the air.

The Hunger Games trailer broke today and I introduced it here so be sure to check it out. But we've also been introduced to Being Flynn which looks...good? Surprisingly good? Cautiously surprisingly good? If nothing else, it's a step in the right direction for Robert De Niro whom I desperately wish to be relevant again. Check it out.

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