Tag Archives: Tron

‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ wins the weekend box office with $80 million

I’ve said this before, but one of the problems with modern box office analysis is that it treats studio tracking numbers, which are supposed to be internal figures that can be used to adjust marketing in the run up to release, as ironclad box office predictions. More often than[...]

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ breezy action-packed trailer

The only spoiler bit is at around 1:02, where Captain Pike has some facial scars that I don’t recall him having at the end of the first Star Trek (he was of course seriously injured, but I don’t recall scarring). Perhaps Pike gets those scars when Cumberbatch escapes from his[...]

Early IMAX release of Tom Cruise’s ‘Oblivion’ cancelled

Having rather loathed Tron: Legacy, I’ve had to work myself up in order to get excited about Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion. Yes, Tom Cruise usually makes sure that his big-scale pictures are a cut above and yes the film looks better with each trailer, but the biggest cause for hope[...]

John Carter: Super Bowl commercial will show off the scale of this Andrew Stanton epic

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Ignoring the Disney Channel-esque voice-over (this may very well be intended to air during Shake It Up commercial breaks), the biggest problem in this 61-second preview is the seemingly awful performance from lead Taylor Kitsch. The American trailer barely lets him speak at all, and getting[...]

Tron: Legacy and Spy Kids 3D mashup trailer

HollywoodNews.com: A close friend of mine put this up, so thank goodness I actually liked it… It mashes a Tron: Legacy trailer, fashioned off the first terrific teaser and uses Spy Kids 3: Game Over footage. Aside from a bit of awkward George Clooney as Bruce Boxleitner[...]

Dennis Quaid joins Bradley Cooper for “The Words”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Dennis Quaid, who recently starred as the supportive father of shark-bitten surfer Bethany Hamilton in the surprise hit “Soul Surfer,” has attached himself to a thriller structured around plagiarism. Quaid has joined “The Words,” a feature that will mark the directorial debut of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal,[...]

“Tron” and its sequel coming to DVD and Blu-ray in April

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Disney announced an April 5 release date for the DVDs of both “Tron” and its recent, long-in-the-making sequel, “Tron: Legacy.” EW.com reports that the “Tron” release will mark “the first time [the film] will be seen in stores since the 20th anniversary collector’s edition was released in 2002.” While[...]

“Inception,” “Harry Potter” honored by Visual Effects wizards

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: One of the most visually arresting films of 2010, Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” has been recognized by the Visual Effects Society in its annual awards nominations. The 9th Annual VES Awards will recognize outstanding visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Nominees,[...]

7 FEATURES IN 2010 VFX OSCAR® RACE

hollywoodnews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 83rd Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: [...]

McG will channel a “Ouija” movie for Universal

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The trend of remaking classic board games into bigger-budget Hollywood productions looks to continue in 2011 and beyond. We’re already bracing ourselves for “Battleship,” directed by Peter Berg (“Hancock,” “Friday Night Lights”). Ridley Scott had been circling a “Monopoly” movie before he got pulled back into the “Alien”[...]
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