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renodc wrote a comment about the news item Justice League of America Eyes Director Ben Affleck
This would definitely be a gamble.
Pro - He is a long time comic book fan.
Pro - He does have some well written projects under his belt.
Pro - He may still have enough clout in the business to stand up
to studio execs when they try to make idiotic content
changes.
Cons - No experience as a director with this level of special
effects & CGI
Cons - He and Mark Steven Johnson are extremely close and I
believe Affleck had a lot more involvement with the
making of Daredevil than just acting.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item EXCLUSIVE: Iron Sky 'Und Klein Bus' Clip
That was really bad.
Wow, the entertainment industry is just going to ram gay down our throats until we like it.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item EXCLUSIVE: Detention Blu-ray Clip Starring Dane Cook
The reason why Dane Cook is failing is that he can't act worth $h!t and people are finally realizing that he is not funny either. His comedy is the adult equivelant of a 5 year old telling "potty stories" with random barrages of foul language.
I'm suprised they couldn't get a better action director than John Moore. His resume is far from stellar. Actually, his resume is pretty crappy with his last big film being the abomination called Max Payne.
To me, Raymond Burr did such an amazing job with the character that he and Perry Mason have become synonymous. Replacing Burr is like rebooting the Andy Griffith Show without Andy Griffith.
My favorite quote in the movie Crazy Stupid Love came from Julianna Moore's character Emily who is talking about how bad her life is and says, "When I told you that I had to work late? I really went to go see the new Twilight movie by myself, and it was soooo bad." Of course you have to see her deliver the line with such desperation and disgust to truly appreciate the quote, but it is so true. These movies are absolutely vile and torturous to watch, and yet they have made a bank load at the box office.
Joe & Anthony Russo as directors doesn't instill huge confidence. These guys have pretty much done nothing but television comedies with the exception of Welcome to Collinwood, which is also a largely comedic film and mediocre at best. I am having deja vu feelings of dread just like the day Avi Arad announced Tim Story as director of the Fantastic Four.
M. Night is a one trick pony. Always an interesting quirky premise moving towards a big twist ending. Unfortunately his last several films have had decent premises but extremely disappointing endings.
Wow, not very good numbers for the weekend for Spidey, even with the excellent buzz it's been getting. I saw it Friday, and was well entertained.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Jack Reacher International Trailer
@michèle Sheaff I agree. In no way does Cruise's physique fit the character in the book, but unfortunately there just aren't many actors out there that have Reacher's massive dimensions that also carry the starpower of Cruise.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Ryan Reynolds Confirmed as Highlander
What is it with studios and their fixation on this guy being a mega action star? Thus far he hasn't proven himself at the box office yet.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item RZA Revealed in The Man with the Iron Fists Photo
Russell Crowe? Seriously
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Headed for the Big Screen
Splinter Cell has a good base story to work off of, but I'm more excited to hear they are finally getting some movement on Without Remorse, which is one of my all time favorite books. John Clark is pure bada$$. It's been a long time since I've heard anything on it being turned into a film. The last traction I saw on it was back a couple of years after the book came out when Clint Eastwood was trying to option it as directorial vehicle for himself. I was bummed when he turned his attention elsewhere.
It would be interesting to see who the most successful untalented actress of all time is. Whoever it is, Kristen Stewart is giving her a run for her money.
This will definitely be a stretch for Kutcher to pull this off.
@kidd Sparks Possibly so, but I do distinctly remember reading in Entertainment Weekly back in 2007 that Ben Kingsley was in talks with Sony to play the Vulture, but the character had been scrapped because Arad and Ziskin felt the Vulture and Kingsley were too old for the intended audience and that Venom was red hot in the comic world at that time.
@Mr-White and @junior Roberts. From what I understand, Raimi's intentions were very close to what the two of you had discussed. His initial vision was to continue the Harry Osborn arc and introduce Vulture (Ben Kingsley was in talks) as the heavy in a organized crime boss role and to have Flint Marko as the conflicted underling who becomes the Sandman. The character of Eddie Brock would play a intermediate role, but Venom would not emerge until the fourth film. From what I had read, producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin felt that they needed to strike with Venom while the iron was hot and forced Raimi to take out the Vulture, who they felt wasn't a viable character, and replace him with Venom. It all boiled down to lack of patience, which looks like what Arad is doing again trying to rush Venom to the screen.
So, why didn't they do this the first time? I know because Avi Arad is an idiot and anything he has large amounts of control over turns to $h!t.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Dredd Poster
Poster looks good. With no star power in the cast line up, I'm not sure the character can carry an audience in the fickle domestic box office, so hopefully they are ramping up an international marketing push or else this is going to bomb badly.