Kids of the ’90s, prepare to celebrate.
Because word on the street is, Disney’s in early talks to develop a remake of Boy Meets World , the classic coming-of-age sitcom that melted our hearts between 1993 and 2001.
According to TVLine, The Disney Channel is planning on a sequel series called, Girl Meets World, which will focus on the pre-teen daughter of Cory and Topanga (aka BEST COUPLE EVER). And because the show is only at its early stages, sources are saying that the cable network is trying to land original series stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel to reprise their roles!! However, no word yet on whether Cory’s best friend Shawn (Rider Strong) or brother Eric (Will Friedle) will be coming back.
Fans of the show will remember the couple getting married during the college years and moving to New York City so Topanga can live out her dream of being a lawyer. And while her and Cory may already have a happy-ever-after, it’ll be awesome to see what their daughter will be like!!
What do you think?? Personally, the 90s kid in me is freaking out with excitement. So for good measure, here’s the theme song!
Hmm, what should I go see in theatres: the Snow White reboot or the Snow White reboot?
Turns out in addition to Kristen Stewart’s fairytale film titled Snow White and the Huntsman, another remake is sneaking up on audiences. Julia Roberts stars in Mirror, Mirror which will also be released next Spring.
A while back, we posted the trailer for the one in which Kristen Stewart plays the lead role. It has a great (and good-looking) cast with Kristen, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth on board. Mirror Mirror doesn’t have any big-box office stars in it, excluding Julia Roberts. What it does have, that teh otehr doesn’t, are seven dwarfs. Julia’s movie is more geared towards children while Kristen’s version is a bit more gritty.
Take a look at the trailer for Mirror, Mirror and pick your favourite. Going to see both films back-to-back might be an overkill.
Lurie trades the gloomy fog of the English countryside for the humid, deep south Deliverance style eeriness in his remake. The effect of terror is the same. However, Lurie is going by the new rulebook of horror, the one that boasts a wealth of gore and a lack of character development.
Screenwriter, David Sumner (James Marsden) and his trophy actress wife Amy (Kate Bosworth) decide to leave the Hollywood Hills for a while to return to Amy’s hometown in Blackwater, Mississippi so that David can work on his new screenplay about the Battle of Stalingrad. The couple rolls into town in a vintage Jaguar convertible, blasting old folky tunes, and it becomes clear that these people really don’t know how to fit in.
The deep southern backdrop provides an easy route to conjure the monsters of the film, the uneducated hicks and hillbillies who never left Blackwater. Amy is the former head cheerleader of the town, one of its most prized possessions second to their winning football team. David and Amy hire Amy’s former boyfriend, Charlie (Alexander Skarsgard), an outgrown member of the football team, to work construction on her family’s old house. Charlie’s group of local derelict friends also help him with the construction job.
Automatically we know this is going to be an ultra-violent film. It starts out with a bar fight, basically the same one which occurs in the original but with a lot more blood. Coach (James Woods), the former coach of the football team and a local drunk, and possibly the most raucous and scary character of the film, will not leave the bar when he is refused a drink. After which he smashes a glass, throws a chair, and jumps behind the bar to take matters into his own hands. This is only the beginning of the local town folk taking justice as they see fit.
Meanwhile Amy, for the first half of the film dresses akin to Daisy Duke and prances around her estate nearly naked and after a short time Charlie and his gang’s voracious sexual appetites rise to the surface. Though Susan George, in the original, played the devious little nymph Amy in a role that can’t really be imitated, Bosworth does her best to attract the wrong attention and is subjected to a brutal raping, possibly more disturbing than the 1971 scene. The world’s fascination with torture porn must also be taken into account when comparing the two, but either way, it is difficult to watch.
The misogyny in the town is hard to handle as a viewer. Skarsgard and Woods play a terrific team of terror with their sinister looks and sarcastic winks as they refer to Amy by her old nickname, “Amy Cakes”. The final quarter of the film is startling and extremely visceral. The anticipation involved is evocative of that in Panic Room, and the demonization of Coach and Charlie is reminiscent of DeNiro’s character in Cape Fear, inflicting pain and horror on a fairly innocent family.
Though the acting is semi-decent and the setting is understandable, it is an arduous task to remake a film that has such clout as the 1971 version. Depending on tastes in psychological thriller films and their use of blood versus character development I would say jump for the original. However, not a bad effort by Lurie.
Weezer has covered Radiohead’s iconic song ‘Paranoid Android,’ Billboard reveals.
The in-studio cover isn’t the first time Weezer has covered the band’s songs. They’ve performed other classics like ‘Creep’ before, and decided to take it one step further by recording a full-out studio version.
I love, love, love this song, so I enjoy hearing any cover of it. I think Weezer succeeded into take the song and making it their own, by switching up lyrics and instrumental here and there. Rivers Cuomo, the lead singer, definitely has the voice to pull it off. Great song, great cover.
Check it out below!
Ryan Gosling is a critically acclaimed actor, but he’s now set to be much more than that. In fact, Gosling is going to be a major motion picture director.
Gosling will get behind the camera for an upcoming remake of the 1980 film ‘The Idolmaker,’ which is a biopic of famed music scout Bob Marcucci.
The original film was the major motion picture directorial debut for Taylor Hackford, who went on to direct ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ and ‘Ray,’ among others, and is now head of the Directors Guild of America. So, Gosling has some major shoes to fill.
Gosling is also set to act in the film, so he’ll really be directing himself.
It’ll be a busy few months for Gosling. He’ll be debuting his Steve Carell-costarring comedy ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.,’ and his indie thriller ‘Drive,’ and has recently wrapped work on the political film ‘The Ides of March’ with George Clooney.
Hey, if James Franco can do it, so can he. He seems like an intelligent guy, and people often say to be a director you need to have previously acted, so this is perfect for him.
The creator of controversial TV show ‘Skins” has called it quits, reports Perez Hilton.
Series creator Jamie Brittain has quit the show, and now its future is said to be in jeopardy. A spokesman for the network Channel 4 has released a statement:
“Jamie has decided after five hit series to move on to write new projects and we wish him well. ‘Skins’ is written by a team of young writers who are hard at work on the new series which is currently in pre-production.”
Creator Brittain himself even released a statement, saying “I’ve just said everything I wanted to say. It’s time for new writers to come forward and portray their truth about teenagers. I’m really sad to leave, but I’m confident that the writing and production team I’ve left behind will do an awesome job.”
His co-creator Bryan Elsley has been left to work on the American remake, as well as current assistant producer Toby Welch and script producer Neil Ducan, who have taken over running the next season.
If the ratings don’t hold up, though, and its content doesn’t live up to the hype – the show could be in danger. It’s hard enough for new shows to really take off, but with the creator just taking off – it doesn’t look good. Especially with the cast due to be changed at the end of the next series as well, there is a strong chance the sixth series will be the show’s last.
The show has already been subjected to much controversy. Its racy content has been deemed inappropriate by many of the older public, as it deals with sex and drugs at such a young demographic, so the show already has a target on its back. What do you think though, will you miss ‘Skins’ if it leaves?
Lily Collins, daughter of hitmaker Phil Collins, has been cast as the princess in Snow White – Relativity Media’s upcoming update of the Grimm fairytale turned Disney classic, reports E Online.
The role of Prince Andrew Alcott, who traditionally awakens the princess from her poison-apple-induced sleep, went to Armie Hammer last week, and Julia Roberts is on board to play the evil Queen as well. Just days ago, The Lovely Bones star Saoirse Ronan had been rumoured to the role of Snow White, but Lily must have worked her fairytale magic, because here she is in the lead role.
The film is due in theaters June 29, 2012 and is directed by Tarsem Singh.
A competing, action-packed take on the fairy tale, Snow White and the Huntsman, will also be released on December 21, 2012 – starring Kristin Stewart as Snow White and Charlize Theron as the queen. Both films have big-named casts, so I wonder who will win the battle at the box office? I may be wrong here, but I’m assuming Stewart will be the poison apple to the ticket sales.
I’m really excited to see Julia Roberts in an evil role – she always plays the pretty girl-next-door, so it will be interesting to see her take on a different persona. Collins is a good choice as well, she’s so angelic and pure looking… well, at least compared to Stewart, she is.
E! Online confirmed today, that Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have announced that 36-year-old Amy Adams has been cast as Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman remake, directed by Sucker Punch director, Zack Snyder. The actress will take on the fast-talking, no-nonsense reporter who nabs the heart of the adorably awkward Clark Kent. The role has previously been portrayed by actresses like Kate Bosworth in Superman Returns, Erica Durance in the television drama Smallville, and of course — the original Lois — Margot Kidder.
Nearly a 10 year difference, huh? Looks like Clark Kent has got himself a sugar-mama.
In a statement, Snyder said that “Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about. So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.”
Almost a decade older or not, I think Adams will fit the role quite well. Her wonderful sense of humour and comedic timing alone puts her ahead of previous Lane incarnation, Kate Bosworth. Bosworth attempted the role in the 2006 film, Superman Returns, alongisde one-time Man of Steel, Brandon Routh. The film, which also starred Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, was a box office hit, but Bosworth’s portrayal of Lane and the seemingly flat romance between she and Routh, recieved mixed reviews.
Roger Ebert went as far as to say that, “Lois Lane has lost her dash and pizzaz,” and compared the chemistry between original Superman and Lois Lane duo, Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, observing that the new pair seem “tongue-tied” and “awkward.”
Though some may be skeptical of the age-gap in casting and its resulting effect on the main couple’s chemistry, I’m confident after watching Adams in films like Enchanted and The Fighter, that she has the range to be the perfect Lois Lane. She is, after all, just coming off of an Oscar nomination for The Fighter.
Look up in the sky Zach, ”It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s –” your next cinematic hit.
Just don’t make another Sucker Punch. Please.
But a princess is exactly what Stewart will play in her next film. According to Perez Hilton, producer Palak Patel confirmed via Twitter that Stewart will play the iconic Snow White in the film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. The film by Universal is a dark and gritty adaptation of the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, revolving around a huntsman who is ordered to kill Snow White but instead chooses to let her go and save her.
Charlize Theron and Viggo Mortensen are also rumoured to star in the film, Theron as the Evil Queen and Mortensen as the Huntsman, although both stars haven’t been officially confirmed.
I’m interested in how this film will turn out. I’m all for dark remakes of childhood fairytales, but this totally departs from the original plot to the point of it being totally unrecognizable. Unless seven midgets follow Kristen Stewart around throughout the entire film, how is this film even related to the original?
Stewart as Snow White is definitely an interesting choice, too. Snow White is usually portrayed as this regal, innocent, gentle woman – and Kristen Stewart is none of these things. She will either pull off some amazing acting or put her own dark and dreary take on the character. My guess is on the latter.
But my real beef with this news isn’t about Stewart, it’s the fact that I’m tired of remakes. Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Beastly… when will this fairytale remake madness stop? I mean, I like the fact that they put dark spins on these tails, that part is interesting. But can’t Hollywood come up with some original story lines?
Try writing words on pieces of paper and picking out of a hat. For example, let’s say you pick “shoe” and “money” out of a hat, then you could make a movie about a magical shoe that leads you to a life of wealth and fortune. But, every time you put on that shoe, Ke$ha releases a new single. Then a story of decisions and consequences would occur, starring Jesse Eisenberg as a pondering young teen. See, it’s not that hard. Be original, Hollywood.
A remake of the British comedy of the same title, the latest “Death at a Funeral” sticks to a similar plot. It focuses on a day in the life of a dysfunctional family that has come together for a funeral, this time in Los Angeles. This description may come across as a tear-jerker film, especially for those who haven’t seen the movie’s trailer. But make no mistake, “Death at a Funeral” is anything but a drama.
The movie stars some of the biggest names in American comedy, including Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan. Unfortunately, it miscasts Rock, the movie’s protagonist. The funnyman plays the film’s most serious role, an older brother living in the shadow of his younger sibling (Lawrence).
The deceased has a secret one man (played in both movies by Peter Dinklage) threatens to share with the family — if you’ve seen the original, you’ll know exactly what it is. While this secret definitely shakes things up for the characters, it’s ultimately a mislabeled bottle of Valium that carries this movie through.
“Avatar’s” Zoe Saldana plays Elaine, Rock’s cousin who’s responsible for accidentally drugging her boyfriend, Oscar (Marsden). It’s worth noting that Marsden steals nearly every seen he’s in. Half of them involve him being naked and/ or or talking to a leaf.
There’s definitely some shock value to “Death at a Funeral” and even some laugh out loud moments involving other characters aside from Marsden. But there aren’t enough of those moments.
At times, the movie relies too much on pop culture references for laughs, which is weird seeing the number of talented comedic actors that make up its cast.
ABC is reportedly close to ordering a pilot for a new series reviving 1970s hit Charlie’s Angels, reports CBC. Josh Friedman, who did Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, will write and produce the series.
Drew Barrymore, who starred in and produced two Charlie’s Angels films in the early 2000s will also reportedly be involved.