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Robert Rodat to rewrite Thor sequel

Posted on 12 January 2012 by TH3 No08

According to deadline.com Robert Rodat of Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot and the craptactular TNT’s Falling Skies fame is re-writing the sequel to last summer’s blockbuster THOR. Rodat is reworking a draft by Don Payne in the hopes to put the film into production later this year for release in 2013. I would hope that bringing in Rodat would take this film to the next level now that the awkward/semi-forced origin story is out of the way. He has a strong history of good writing that should go a long way to making this better in the long run.

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Paranormal Activity 4 is returning

Posted on 03 January 2012 by TH3 No08

According to ew.com Paramount confirmed today that Paranormal Activity was on its way this year, along with Brad Pitt

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Ridley Scott to direct Blade Runner sequel

Posted on 04 November 2011 by TH3 No08

Ridley Scott confirmed with the Wall Street Journal Blog Speakeasy that he will indeed be returning to the scene of one of his most beloved sci-fi films, Blade Runner. I’m not a huge fan of the film but I can certainly appreciate what it meant to a generation of sci-fi fans as well as the huge impact it has had on so many films. The challenge now is whether they can recapture that magic and live up to the hype and scrutiny that will surely come.

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TWEET TO DECIDE WHO SEES

Posted on 29 September 2011 by TH3 No08

TWEET TO DECIDE WHO IN THE WORLD SEES

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Stephen King to release sequel to The Shining

Posted on 27 September 2011 by TH3 No08

During an award ceremony at George Mason University last weekend Stephen King surprised attendees by reading a selection from his upcoming book called Dr. Sleep. The story picks up with Danny Torrence as an adult who some how becomes entangled with a group of vampires called

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Max Payne 3 pop up edition

Posted on 23 September 2011 by TH3 No08

Last week we posted the first trailer for Rockstar Games Max Payne 3 and today we’re back with more as we present to you Max Payne 3 pop up edition. Check out the video and as you watch you’ll get lots of info and back story on the game with clickable links to more info.

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Justin Lin passing on The Terminator sequel?

Posted on 20 September 2011 by TH3 No08

For those of you looking forward to seeing Justin Lin get his hands on the The Terminator franchise and breathing new life into it, it looks like that might not be happening any time soon. Thanks to Megan Ellison and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s insistence on rushing The Terminator film into production by the end of 2012, director Justin Lin has had to drop out of the films production. Lin is locked into Fast 6 and putting off The Terminator could actually mean loosing the rights back to James Cameron and the movie possibly not getting made at all. While this may disappoint some hardcore Terminator fans I’m not really that put off by this news as I’m actually much more interested in seeing the Fast/Furious series move forward than setting through another stale Terminator rehash.

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The Poster Wall: Paranormal Activity 3

Posted on 20 September 2011 by TH3 No08

For a movie series whose previous release was pretty much panned by most critics, Paranormal Activity 3 is getting a great deal of hype. Perhaps it’s the directing team of “Catfish” bringing a different point of view that’s created a new level of interest but it remains to be seen if they can squeeze anything new from this quickly tiring story line. Here’s the first look at the poster for Paranormal Activity 3 and if this is any indication of what’s to come it looks to be just more of the same. Find out for yourself on October 21st 2011.

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Red Band Trailer for The Thing

Posted on 19 September 2011 by TH3 No08

I’m not sure if I’m completely sold on this prequel/remake or whatever it is but the trailer looks interesting. It does have a real sense of the 1982 version flowing through out but there’s something about the digital effects that are putting me off a bit. Check it out when it hits theaters October 14, 2011.

Paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they

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Max Payne 3 trailer premiere

Posted on 14 September 2011 by TH3 No08


It’s been 9 years since the last Max Payne and by the looks of the trailer it’s been a rough go for Max. While hiding out in some South American hell hole he’s sucked back into some crime situation or other. It looks like they’ve gone away from the noire style of original game into a more modern Drakes Fortune style of storytelling. The bullet time is still there but the game does have a very different feel. Look for it in March of 2012.

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JJ Abrams confirmed to direct Star Trek 2

Posted on 13 September 2011 by TH3 No08

While it’s been known for some time that Abrams would return to direct the sequel to Star Trek the actual date has been up in the air for a while as Paramount worked to get their ducks in a row. Well according to Vulture things are getting under way while I write this as pre-production has begun, the script will be done by month’s end and Abrams will start shooting this winter. Star Trek 2 is on the fast track and should be arriving sometime in 2012.

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Friday the 13th going the found footage route?

Posted on 08 September 2011 by TH3 No08

There are rumors running wild about the next Friday the 13th film that could either save this franchise or kill it off for good. Shocktilyoudrop.com is reporting that the producers of the film are taking a long hard look at producing a found footage version of the film that could totally change the way we see the slasher horror. Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes who partially owns the rights to the Friday the 13th name is quoted as saying there has been no movement on the film as of late but that doesn’t mean that this isn’t being developed behind the scenes. I personally would welcome a change to the series and think this would be an interesting new take on Jason killing campers but then again, I love found footage movies and F13 movies so it’s a win-win situation for me.

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JCVD and Chuck Norris to join Expendables 2?

Posted on 05 September 2011 by TH3 No08

There was a lot of back and forth going on before the original film between JCVD and Sylvester Stallone to get JCVD to cameo but apparently Van Danme wanted too much money or whatever. No one really knows how much of that is true however it looks like he could be joining Chuck Norris in the sequel to The Expendables at least according to the website for Millennium Films. Both men are listed among the cast on the in development page for The Expendables 2. It will be interesting to see if Stallone can recreate the magic of the first one with this cast or if the sheer number of egos will derail this project. I’m voting on the latter.

Here’s the synopsis…

The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal! After Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and soul of the Expendables, is brutally murdered on a mission, his comrades swear to avenge him. They’re not the only ones who want blood. Tool

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X-Files 3 possible for next year?

Posted on 05 September 2011 by TH3 No08

I loved watching the X-Files and I still do watch if from time to time on Netflix but it just never really translated to the big screen for me. Taking the short form story arc we’re used to watching and stretching it out for a full two hours just seems to takes away something that’s really caused the movies to come off a bit flat. With that being said there’s been rumors going around for a while of a third film in the series and those rumors may be true. We found out today that Gillian Anderson hopes that the film will be released next year. Kylie Speer of the Australian breakfast show Sunrise, tweeted the following,

Just interviewed Gillian Anderson…she is super stunning in real life and said she hopes a new #X-Files 2012 movie will be out next year!

So there you go, X-Files 3 coming in 2012. At least according to some Australian on twitter.

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Hangover 3 already in the works

Posted on 01 June 2011 by TH3 No08

With the massive opening weekend of The Hangover 2 already putting it on the fast track to being the highest grossing R Rated Comedy of all time it should come as no surprise that The Hangover 3 is already being fast tracked. According to Tracking Board, Hangover 2 co-screenwriter Craig Mazin has already begun working on the third Hangover flick, with the promise from director Todd Phillips that they would not follow the same template of the first two films. This is certainly good news as the major complaint I had with part 2 (as well as most other movie reviewers) was the rehashing of certain elements from the first film to a lesser effect. If they take this film in a completely different direction and are still able to keep the same level of funny that was brought to the first two, they can keep making this movies for as long as they feel like it.

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The Hangover Part II Review

Posted on 26 May 2011 by TH3 No08

The Hangover Part 2 is exactly the type of movie that Film Snobs hate. First, it’s a sequel. Snobs hate sequels as much as they hate made for TV movies, It’s just beneath them. They’ll also hate Hangover 2 because on some level it seems to be a remake/ bigger budget re-imagining of the first one and lord knows that “Film Snobs” hate remakes of any sort no matter how good they may be. When I say that this movie is re-imagining, I don’t mean they touch on some of the same themes and the character arcs are similar, I literally mean they have taken scenes from the first movie and re-shot them for this movie without so much as a second thought. Remember that tiger in the first one? Now it’s a monkey. Remember when Stu married that prostitute in the first one, well let’s just say Stu has some issues and leave it at that. The one thing that Film Snobs won’t mention in their reviews of this film is that despite the trappings of rehashing/sequelizing the Hangover Part 1, The Hangover Part 2 is at times a very funny movie. It won’t win any awards or change anyone’s life with it’s message, but it’s really not intended to do that. This movie was made to make you laugh and it delivers that in spades.

People who have seen Part 1 will be very familiar with the plot of Part 2. Stu is getting married and has invited the gang to Thailand to celebrate and share his special moment. The gang’s all here, they introduce the curmudgeonly father in law, bla, bla, bla. None of that matters. The only thing you should care about in this movie is what happens between the time the guys wake up in a rundown hotel room with no memory of the night before and the photo montage that runs during the closing credits. Usually character development is important and we want to get to know everyone and their motivations but that doesn’t matter here. The opening 30 minutes of the movie is actually the weakest point of the film and if you can sit through that and not totally lose interest in what’s about to happen, you are in for some good laughs.

The plot of this movie seems to be based entirely on the premise of “bigger is better”. Director Todd Phillips has gone out of his way to try and outdo his previous film in every way possible. The gags are more risque, the action sequences are bigger, and the over the top characters are way more over the top and that’s not always a good thing. One of the things I enjoyed from the first film was the nuanced idiocy of Zach Galifianakis. His humor really stood out in the first film because it was restrained. He was a supporting character who popped in from time to time to move the plot along and say some awkwardly hilarious things and that worked really well. In part 2, not so much. While he is still funny at times, His character is much more in the fore front of the story therefore his lines and awkward jokes and dialogue are more the focus making his character very hit or miss. When the jokes work they are really funny, when they don’t it seems forced and at times very unnecessary.

The stand out in this film is definitely Ed Helms. His journey from awkward soon to be husband to a fearless wild man willing to take on the darker side of Bangkok Thailand was a joy to watch. The very thing that didn’t work for me with Galifianakis worked great with Helms. With the focus squarely on him and the search for his missing brother in-law he really shines. Ed Helms plays up the everyman on the verge of a breakdown as good as anybody in Hollywood. His ability to flip a switch and go from brow beaten loser to wild man rioting in the streets is entertaining and has me looking forward to seeing more from him in the future, as long as it’s not in The Hangover Part 3.

The Hangover Part 2 is by no means a perfect movie. It struggles at times to separate itself from part one and occasionally drags when moving from one joke setup to the next but what it does do well is deliver funny moments that fans of the movie will be quoting for a while. If you’re looking for a good laugh and don’t mind seeing an ample dose of penis then round up a group of friends and check this movie out. You won’t be alone in enjoying what will probably be one of the bigger movies of the summer.

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An early look at Leatherface 3D…

Posted on 10 May 2011 by TH3 No08

With news that John Juessenhop of Takers fame will soon be announced as the new director of Leatherface 3d (or is it TCM 3d?) a few plot details have been released regarding what to expect from the film that will be

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Step Brothers 2 A Real Possibility…

Posted on 02 May 2011 by TH3 No08

With the sequel to Anchorman recently hitting a brick wall it now looks like Will Ferrell will now move on to make a sequel to another of his “classic” comedies. Ferrell recently spoke to Collider about future projects…

Ferrell had this to say;

We just had a great meeting with John C. Reilly about maybe another

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 trailer here…

Posted on 28 April 2011 by TH3 No08

I’m not a huge fan of the the Potter films as some people are but I do enjoy them from time to time however I hated the previous one. It was boring and tedious but I do think the second half will be better just based on how the book was laid out. Here’s the trailer for the final chapter in the Harry Potter saga that hits theaters July 15 2011

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Piranha 3dd cast announced…

Posted on 26 April 2011 by TH3 No08

This from Geektyrant.com

The cast of Piranha 3DD has been announced today. The film is being directed by John Gulager (Feast) and will star

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