Gary Ross Won’t Direct Catching Fire

Gary Ross has announced he won’t be directing the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Despite the first film’s astounding global box office success, the screenwriter and director said he had decided not to make the next instalment in the trilogy “after difficult but sincere consideration”. Ross has denied reports of a falling out with distributors [...]

Ben Kingsley set for Iron Man 3

Sir Ben Kingsley is probably still best known for roles in films like Schindler’s List and Gandhi, but he’s certainly not above risking his credibility for lucrative paychecks playing villains in less lauded blockbuster fair Past examples include BloodRayne, Thunderbirds, What Planet Are You From?, War Inc., Suspect Zero, and Prince of Persia. Now he’s reportedly [...]

The Worst Movie Sequels

If at first you do succeed, you probably shouldn’t try again… Proving that cinematic lightning rarely strikes twice in the same place, today we’re going to look at some of the very worst movie sequels of all time. Understandably risk adverse studios are increasingly reliant on the supposedly guaranteed success of following up last year’s [...]

Anchorman Sequel Details Emerge

An Anchorman sequel was officially confirmed a few weeks ago and that announcement was greeted by the sound of triumphant jazz flutes. Writer/star Will Ferrell and writer/director Adam McKay are both on board for a second Ron Burgundy adventure, hoping it goes down just as smooth at the box office as the first film did. [...]

Short Circuit Reboot Details

A few weeks ago it was confirmed that Short Circuit was joining the ever increasing list of childhood memories getting a potentially ill-advised reboot. The 80′s cult classic tells the story of friendly robot Johnny Five, who escapes from a government facility after a lightning strike brings it to life. Alvin and The Chipmunk’s director [...]

The Runways Review

Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning take a raunchy vacation from angst ridden vampires by starring in coming-of-age rock biopic The Runaways. Unfortunately the film isn’t nearly as thrilling or fun as a guilty pleasure should be. Like a disappointing rockstar, the film pouts and postures, but fails to entertain. It’s all just a [...]

Movie Babies

The concept of this game is pretty simple what if two movies had an illicit affair resulting in an unlikely cinematic lovechild.  For example what if Cowboy lovestory Brokeback Mountain and time travelling adventure Back to the future made sweet movie love… you’d get: Brokeback to the Future – A story of impossible love between [...]

News Round Up – woody allen & 1984 remake

Woody Allen doesn’t trust you to recognise Rome so he’s changed the name of his new movie again form Nero fiddled… it’s now called “To Rome with Love”.  Making it obligatory for every single review to refer to it as a love letter to Rome.   Home Alone 5 is now a horrible reality… thanks [...]

News Round Up – Loan Ranger & Sequels News

Rounding up this week’s other breaking news… Jerry Bruckheimer, tweeted our first picture of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in Disney’s The Lone Ranger. Johnny Depp looks suspiciously like a goth Jack Sparrow with a bird on his head. Sony apparently plans to make a Venom spinoff movie despite re-booting the Spiderman franchise without him. Because [...]

Orlando Bloom joins Zulu cast

Orlando Bloom and Djimon Hounsou are reportedly attached to star in Zulu, a film which has absolutely nothing to do with the 1964 Michael Caine Classic. Adapted from Caryl Férey’s police procedural novel, it follows two Cape Town investigators as they get to grip with the brutal murder of an 18-year-old girl. The victim just [...]