Tag Archives: Speed

Is ‘The Call,” a new B-movie classic?

For the first hour or so of The Call, you’ll think you’re watching a new B-movie classic. The picture is staged as a typical ‘special location’ thriller. We get a solid prologue, a decent chunk of the movie set during the actual situation we paid to see, and[...]

James Franco Named Grand Marshal for 55th Annual Daytona 500

James Franco, star of the Disney fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” which is scheduled for release on March 8, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 55th running of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Daytona International Speedway. The race[...]

“Top Gun” sequel in works, with part ready for Tom Cruise

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Christopher McQuarrie feels the need … the need for speed! Why should that concern us? Because the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “The Usual Suspects,” “Valkyrie” and December’s “The Tourist” has been asked to punch up a sequel to the campy flyboy fairy tale “Top Gun” for producer Jerry Bruckheimer[...]

Live-action ‘Mulan’ starring Zhang Ziyi gets a director

HollywoodNews.com: The team behind the upcoming live-action English-language independent film adaptation of the story of Hua Mulan, the heroine who joins an all-male army, is getting down to business. Coming Soon reports that Jan de Bont, who has in the past directed “Lara Croft Tomb Raider”, “Speed”, and “Twister”, has[...]

Jesse James following Sandra Bullock to Austin, Texas?

Hollywoodnews.com: Sandra Bullock, it’s about time you leave Austin, Texas. Seriously, look out, because here comes Jesse. Hollywood News suggests you relocate to Montpelier, Vermont where your sister has that delicious macaroon bakery. While it’s not news that Sandra Bullock and Jesse James’ $6 million two-story California beachfront property is up for[...]