Archive for June, 2010

Serkis joins ‘Planet of the Apes’ prequel

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
160x120 - The Cottage - Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis has joined Rise of the Apes, the prequel to the classic 1968 film Planet of the Apes.

The ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ actor will play Caesar, the test subject ape who leads the revolt against the humans.

The role was originally played by Roddy McDowell in 1972’s Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.

James Franco, Frida Pinto and John Lithgow have all been confirmed for the project, which is scheduled for release on June 24, 2011.

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Trailer)

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Stop everything! Warner Bros has today unveiled the first trailer for its two-part Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows adaptation. Part 1 is due to hit cinemas on November 19 before the wizard franchise draws to a close with the arrival of Part 2 on July 15, 2011.

Click link below to see Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in the debut Deathly Hallows trailer!

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‘Back To The Future’ confirmed for Blu-ray

Monday, June 28th, 2010
Michael J. Fox in Back To The Future

The Back To The Future trilogy will debut on Blu-ray on October 25, Universal Pictures International Entertainment has announced.

The movies, which see Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd cross 130 years in a time-travelling DeLorean, will be newly restored for the worldwide release and include more than two hours of new bonus features.

The discs will feature a six-part retrospective documentary made up of new interviews with stars Fox, Lloyd, Lea Thompson and filmmakers Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Neil Canton and Steven Spielberg.

Included are new feature commentary tracks from Gale and Canton, Q&A commentaries with Zemeckis and Gale, a Fox Q&A, 16 deleted scenes and a storyboard sequence showing the original scripted ending for the first movie, where Marty McFly climbs into a fridge at a nuclear test facility hoping that the explosion will send him back to 1985.

In addition, Universal’s interactive U-Control feature will let viewers watch extras – such as trivia tracks, storyboard comparisons and a ‘setups & payoffs’ feature – without leaving the movie.

The Blu-ray release has been dubbed the ‘Back To The Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy’.

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‘Toy Story 3’ dominates US box office

Sunday, June 27th, 2010
Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 has remained at the top of the US box office for a second consecutive week with $59 million.

Debuting this week are Adam Sandler’s comedy Grown Ups at number two with $41 million and the Tom Cruise action movie Knight & Day at number three with $20.5 million.

Falling to fourth place is The Karate Kid with $15.4 million, followed by The A-Team and Get Him To The Greek.

Finally, Killers slips to number nine with $2 million and Jonah Hex claims the tenth spot with $1.6 million.

The US box office top ten in full:

1. (1) Toy Story 3 – $59,000,000
2. (-) Grown Ups – $41,000,000
3. (-) Knight & Day – $20,500,000
4. (2) The Karate Kid – $15,400,000
5. (3) The A-Team – $6,000,000
6. (4) Get Him To The Greek – $3,010,000
7. (5) Shrek Forever After – $2,875,000
8. (6) Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time – $2,801,000
9. (8) Killers – $2,000,000
10. (7) Jonah Hex – $1,600,000

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‘Primeval’ series four filming finishes

Friday, June 25th, 2010
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The cast of Primeval have finished filming the upcoming fourth series.

The show was originally cancelled by ITV but was later revived when the channel teamed up with UKTV, BBC America and German broadcaster ProSieben.

Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Lee-Potts, Ben Miller, Jason Flemyng, Lucy Brown and Ben Mansfield have all returned to the show, while new cast members include Alexander Siddig, CiarĂ¡n McMenamin, Ruth Bradley, Jonathan Byrne, Anton Lesser and Ruth Kearney.

The programme’s executive producer Tim Haines said: “The cast and crew have been brilliant and they have put in a huge effort over the past four months to deliver some amazing work. We have also been very lucky in that Dublin has afforded us some fantastic new locations and the fact that we’ve filmed in HD for the first time means that the production values are higher than ever.

“The rough cuts I’ve seen are very exciting and I think we are going to deliver a show that will really please and delight the fans.”

The fourth series of Primeval will premiere on ITV1 next year before being broadcast on Watch. The cast are currently filming the fifth series.

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Thursday, June 24th, 2010

20th Century Fox has unveiled quite a nifty internet trailer for its upcoming Predators revamp. The action-packed blockbuster, produced by Robert Rodriguez and starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace and Laurence Fishburne, opens on July 8.

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‘Toy Story 3’ debuts with $100m at US box office

Monday, June 21st, 2010
Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 has debuted at the top of the US box office over the weekend.

The animated sequel claimed more than $109 million during its first week in release.

The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith, slipped to number two with $29 million, followed by The A-Team in third and Get Him To The Greek in fourth place.

Action film Jonah Hex, starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox, earned a mere $5 million to reach number eight, while Iron Man 2 and Marmaduke landed in the number nine and ten spots respectively.

The US box office top ten in full:

1. (-) Toy Story 3 – $109,000,000
2. (1) The Karate Kid – $29,000,000
3. (2) The A-Team – $13,775,000
4. (4) Get Him To The Greek – $6,117,000
5. (3) Shrek Forever After – $5,520,000
6. (6) Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time – $5,273,000
7. (5) Killers – $5,100,000
8. (-) Jonah Hex – $5,085,000
9. (9) Iron Man 2 – $2,675,000
10. (7) Marmaduke – $2,650,000

Chronicles of Narnia 3

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Please click here to watch the trailer for Dawn Treader, due out in cinemas on December 10.

Kid-sized 3D glasses for ‘Toy Story 3’

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Woody in Toy Story 3

Smaller-sized 3D glasses for children will be available in US cinemas for the first time for the opening of Toy Story 3.

Speaking to Coming Soon, RealD president Joseph Peixoto said that the new glasses are made to fit children aged 8 and younger.

The glasses will reportedly be available nationwide when the film opens this weekend.

“The little ones will be able to comfortably enjoy the great summer movies coming out in RealD 3D wearing glasses designed just for them,” Peixoto said.

He added: “Kid-sized RealD 3D glasses are made to the same high-quality standards as adult size RealD glasses, with each individually packaged in sealed bags, ensuring they are clean and fresh for every moviegoer.”

Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3, featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, opens this Friday in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D.

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Eccleston “wasn’t comfortable” on ‘Who’

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
The Ninth Doctor from Doctor Who

Christopher Eccleston has revealed that he left Doctor Who because he was unhappy with the working environment.

Eccleston joined the show when it was rebooted in 2005 but left after one series.

In an interview with the Radio Times, the actor explained that he “wasn’t comfortable” on the programme and added: “I think it’s more important to be your own man than be successful, so I left.”

He continued: “I was open-minded but I decided after my experience on the first series that I didn’t want to do any more. I didn’t enjoy the environment and the culture that we, the cast and crew, had to work in. I thought if I stay in this job, I’m going to have to blind myself to certain things that I thought were wrong.”

However, Eccleston explained that he is proud of his time on the show and claimed that “the most important thing” is that he was able to play The Doctor.

“I really feel that because it kind of broke the mould and it helped to reinvent it,” he said. “I’m very proud of it.”

Eccleston will appear as John Lennon in BBC Four drama Lennon Naked later this month.

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