Sometimes good musicals come from directors you might not expect. Brian De Palma made Phantom of the Paradise. Robert Altman made Popeye. And now Clint Eastwood brings us his adaptation of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys. So since anyone can make a musical, here are some directorial candidates who need to make one ASAP.
Even… Continue reading If Clint Eastwood Can Do It, Anyone Can: 10 Directors Who Need to Make a Musical
Earlier this week, a photo of the Millenium Falcon being built for Star Wars: Episode VII was leaked onto the Web. This morning, J.J. Abrams sent out his own shot from the set, which cheekily confirmed that Han Solo’s ship would be making an appearance. The director won with the true geeks, of course, because his photo involved a more obscure element from the… Continue reading What Elements from the Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Need to Be in 'Episode VII'?
Here’s your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $ 21.2 million ($ 63.1 million total)
2. 300: Rise of an Empire – $ 19.1 million ($ 78.3 million total)
3. Need for Speed – $ 17.8 million ($ 17.8 million total)
4. Non-Stop – $ 10.6 million ($ 68.8 million total)
5. Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club – $ 8.3 million ($ 8.3
Don’t tell us remakes are the worst idea there is. A remake of a movie can be even more clever and necessary than a lot of the “original” movies that come out of Hollywood every year. Shakespeare made a historical career out of doing many remakes, which is the best arguement we have against the naysayers.
Of course it does seem frustrating when you have a weekend… Continue reading Which 1980s Movies Still Need a Fresh Remake?
Need to kill some time? Wanna listen to two dudes nerd out on some movies? On this week’s episode of the FanCast movies podcast, our own Erik Davis and Sean O’Connell discuss what is arguably the week’s biggest news story: the casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel, tentetively titled Batman vs. Superman. Also, in honor of the Winter… Continue reading Listen: The Winter Olympics, 'Batman vs. Superman' and Why You Need to See 'The Lego Movie'