Archive for February, 2012
The man with the hat is back! Paramount announced today that [asin=B000NQRE9Q]The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection[/asin] will be release sometime this Fall.
The world’s favorite globe-trotting archaeologist is, at long last, embarking on his greatest adventure – when The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection will be excavated in the fall of 2012 and will include all four of Indy’s thrilling adventures, using the highest possible high definition picture and audio presentation – along with a “best of” collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and a few new surprises.
Forget the Oscars – the 2012 Saturn Award nominees were announced today by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and the complete, long list of nominees are below. Hugo and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 each received 10 nominations to lead in the movie nominations, while AMC’s Breaking Bad led the TV categories with six nominations, one ahead of Fox’s American Horror Story.
In next Monday’s Being Human, Sally explains to Aidan that she is worried about the black fog, that she claims is a reaper, that killed her friend Danny. It appears that it is now out to kill her but is offering her his job in return. Aidan suggests that the only way destroy this reaper might be to kill him before he gets to her. Tune in to an all-new episode Monday, March 5th at 9/8c to find out how Sally plans to face this monster.
Here is the latest trailer for the Avengers (which in the UK is called Marvel Avengers Assemble!):
If you’ve been waiting for Ghostbusters 3, it might be time to find something else to wait for.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, actor/writer Dan Aykroyd, who has been trying to get Ghostbusters 3 going for a while, appears to be frustrated – and the cause still appears to be fellow Ghostbuster Bill Murray.
“I honestly don’t know. At this point it’s in suspended animation,” he said. “The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn’t want to be involved. He’s got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He’s into this life and living it. I know we’d have a lot of fun [but] I can’t be mad at him. He’s a friend first, a colleague second. We have a deep personal relationship that transcends business and he doesn’t want to know.”
There could be other options – the article says they could consider recasting (something that I don’t think would go well for the fans) or making Venkman a CGI ghost (which would likely still require Murray’s approval), and there is always writing him out completely. But in the same vein, they don’t want to make the movie just to make a movie. “We’re not going to do a movie that exploits the franchise,” he added. “The script has to be perfect. I’m the cheerleader, but I’m only one voice in the matter. It’s a surety that Bill Murray will not do the movie, however there is still interest from the studio.”
Wonder who the Weyland of Weland-Yutani Corporation (i.e. “the Company”) was in the Alien franchise? Now we have a bit of an answer – Peter Weyland a man who wants to “change the world”, speaking at the TED conference – in 2023. See the video below, and head on over to Weyland Industries, the company that in the future will merge with Yutani Corp…Prometheus will be release on June 8th, 2012.
In this week’s Merlin, Morgana visits the Dochraid who advises her to visit the Pool of Nemhain, and to cast her magical coin in the depths of the still water for her wish would be granted. Morgana does what she is told and soon after, the water begins to bubble and out emerges a man who claims he is at her service. Catch the all-new sneak peek to see who has returned from the dead. Tune in Friday, March 2nd, at 10/9c on Syfy…
If you were to pick a current British actor who could appropriately play the part of the Master as part of Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary episode opposite the young Matt Smith, who would you choose?
Seems my own choice may be right: Rumors suggest that Benedict Cumberbatch, who has played Sherlock Holmes for Who producer Steven Moffat’s other hit show, Sherlock, is being lined up for the role. Although I could see Cumberbatch playing the Doctor himself, I think that would be too close to his Holmes role, so flipping it and playing the villain instead, especially one that was very Moriarty-esque, especially when originated with the late actor Roger Delgado, could be an interesting twist.
Cumberbatch is currently filming Star Trek 2 in the role of an unnamed villain, originally rumored to be Khan Noonian Singh.
Update 2/29: Matt Smith denies any knowledge of the matter…
OK, this looks like the first salvo from Disney’s renewed marketing push…an extended scene involving John Carter’s battle with the white apes in the gladiator ring, plus another trailer-type montage following it.
Does this improve things? At first, I was thinking how fake the whole jumping and landing looked – but then again, he’s supposedly fighting on a world with less gravity – maybe it isn’t so far fetched.
Disney’s John Carter, based on the Barsoom series of novels by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, opens March 9th, but Disney is scrambling to save the big budget film from bad buzz…and Disney itself may be to blame.
Last month it was announced that tracking numbers for the movie were mind-numbingly poor – people just weren’t that interested in it. And why should they be? Do you know what the movie is about? People who read this site might, especially since I described what it was based on above…but if you only went by the trailers, would you know? Or would you think it’s just a Conan clone? It wasn’t helped by the fact that “of Mars” was dropped from the title in all marketing material last year, which might have actually clued people in more as to the subject – I know people familiar with the books who didn’t know the movie was based on them. The title doesn’t give any indication what the movie is about, except it is about a guy. But Disney was apparently skittish about associating any movie with the planet Mars, given the massive flop of Mars Needs Moms, as well as previous Mars movies – Disney also had flops in Mission to Mars and Mars Attacks!. Disney’s former marketing president, MT Carney, has taken most of the blame but there were failures at several levels.