Archive for June, 2012
Disney/Pixar’s latest effort, the medieval women’s lib story Brave, will follow in the footsteps of all the previous Pixar films and open with an estimated $70M weekend, after a $25M Friday, according to Deadline, and unseat the #1 movie of that past two weekends, DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.
The odd R-rated mash-up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer from Fox, despite a media blitz, didn’t fare well, looking at a possible $17.5M. But when I still hear, “That’s a real movie? I thought it was a joke!” word-of-mouth buzz just ain’t going to be there for it.
Mark Andrews, who is currently taking about the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie Brave, spoke with The Playlist about Brave and other things, including the epic Disney box-office flop he produced, John Carter. And he’s quite defensive about the movie.
“It was a crazy experience. I had kind of gone through it with ‘Iron Giant.’ You have a great film and nobody saw it,” Andrews said. “And here it happens again on ‘Carter.’ And it’s like ‘Are you kidding me? This happens twice in a lifetime?’”
He felt that Disney was writing off the movie before it had a chance, and didn’t really give it any support. Yet it has had decent DVD/Blu-ray sales and is reportedly one of the most pirated movies. And I personally liked it. And Andrews isn’t ready to write it off yet. “We’re ready to go. As soon as somebody from Disney says, ‘We want ‘John Carter 2,” we’d be right there.”
Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? If you’re not sure, check out what our friend Rosa Golijan at MSNBC.com says you should make sure you have…
A long rumored fourth installment in Universal’s Jurassic Park franchise is a step closer to movie reality. Rise of the Planet of the Apes scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver have been set to work on the script, which will be co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. No director is attached, and Spielberg has said he will not take the reins for this one.
The original movie will be re-released in 3D next year, on July 19, 2013.
British actress Caroline John, who portrayed Liz Shaw in the first for serials of third Doctor Jon Pertwee in Doctor Who (as well as an appearance in the 20th anniversary episode “The Five Doctors”), passed away this week at the age of 71.
You may not recognize his name, but if you watched TV in the 1970s and 1980s, you’d probably remember the face. Richard Lynch, who often played the bad guy in episodes of a large variety of TV shows as well as movies like The Sword and Sorcerer, passed away this week at the age of 72.
I can still see his face in a variety of things. The first one I thought of was Wolfe from the original Battlestar Galactica two-parter “Gun on Ice Planet Zero”, and then later as Xavier in the three-part Galactica 1980 episode “Galactica Discovers Earth”. And he also appeared in Buck Rogers, The A Team,
G4 gave the upcoming TV series/MMO game Defiance a lot of coverage at E3 2012…check out some of the clips below, and if you want an idea about what it is about, check out our previous coverage.
In next Monday’s Lost Girl, Bo discovers an underground fighting ring in which Fae battle Fae…and one super-powered human. Tune in to Syfy at 10/9c!
Emilie de Ravin (Lost), who played Belle in three episodes of Once Upon A Time, has been promoted to series regular according to TV|Line, after her ABC pilot Americana failed to get picked up.
Last week a similar promotion was given to Meghan Ory, who plays Red Riding Hood/Ruby.
Actor Xander Berkeley, who just wrapped up the second season of Nikita as bad guy Percy, will join Syfy’s Being Human as a recurring character. HE will play the father of brother/sister werewolf duo Brynn and Connor, trying to find out what happened to his children and seeking revenge.