I’m sorry to have to say that I’m going to have to step back from my podcast The Wrap for a while. I may resurrect it at some point in the future, but right now I have to focus on other things. I have enjoyed doing the podcast immensely and I don’t want to stop doing it. But I need to cut back on some things to make room for others right now. I’m involved in several projects in addition to my day…
Non-Stop — ReviewThe one thing you can never do when Liam Neeson is in the film is say that there was no talent brought to bear for whatever film you happen to be watching. Let’s review. For me, he really came into prominence with Schindler’s List
Rumor: New Matrix Trilogy in the WorksThe Wachowski siblings have a very long history over at Warner Bros. but with the exception of the Matrix Trilogy, none of their movies have had great financial success. Speed Racer/Cloud Atlas tanked and let’s not kid ourselves
The Oscar WinnersBest Picture: “12 Years a Slave.” Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.” Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.” Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.” Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave
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‘Captain America 2’ Has Big Ramifications For Entire Marvel Universe
One of the biggest secrets we learned while on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier: is that the Captain America sequel ending will have big ramifications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe that will lead directly into Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Later in the afternoon, Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige let the following slip:
It is smack dab between Avengers and…
Idris Elba Cast in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’
Disney has picked up momentum in developing its version of The Jungle Book, which is set to be a live-action film with extensive CG embellishment. The project has just cast Idris Elba as Shere Khan, the tiger whose name literally means “king.” Elba has a regal bearing no matter what he’s doing, and even his voice alone should be able to command respect, and instill fear.
Now that’s some…
Mr. Peabody’s Empire Rises From a Hotel — What to see this weekend
I know which one of the three new film I would like to watch this weekend. Unfortunately I’m trying to be the “good guy” and acquiesce to the needs and desires of my esteemed MovieByte Podcast co-host. Chad has absolutely no desire to see 300: Rise of an Empire. Of the three I think I would enjoy it the most. Mr. Peabody and Sherman would be my second choice I suppose. But this isn’t all about me…
The Worf of Wall Street (I am NOT a Merry Man!)
Changing one letter can change the entire meaning of something. I mean check it out! I nearly busted a gut laughing. And really, who doesn’t like Worf? Worf is awesome!
Also, this is some amazing editing right here. I’m one of the biggest trek nerds you might ever find and I’m not sure I could have found all those clips and pieced this thing together. I didn’t think to check while I was…
‘Annie’ Remake Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, and Jamie Foxx
I have seen Annie, I am quite certain of it. But I remember absolutely nothing about it. I do know that it was a broadway musical.
Well, it is apparently time for a remake — and that remake is still going to be a musical. To be honest, I almost didn’t click through and watch the trailer when I saw the headline. But I am really glad I did. This film actually looks quite good (my wife thinks so…
I expected our resident Back to the Future aficionado to want to post something about this but he has been utterly silent. So I’ll go ahead and let you in on what has been going on.
A few days ago, a website popped up called huvrtech.com. That website had a video of Christopher Lloyd, among others, promoting the new “Hover Board” technology. He drove up in a DeLorean!
Even though it was obvious…
How Sarah Jones Lost Her Life
The crew was filming a dream sequence, and they had placed a twin-size metal-framed bed and mattress in the middle of the tracks. Then, Gilliard looked up and saw a light in the distance, followed by the immense howl of a locomotive. It was a train — and it was hurtling toward them.
Two stories high, screaming with the sound of a blast horn and possibly brakes, the train was nearly as wide as…
Will There Be a ‘RoboCop’ Sequel?
Box Office Mojo reports that after this weekend, Padilha’s reboot has crossed the $51 million mark, domestically. Here’s a number, though, that will really turn your head. RoboCop has banked $136 million overseas. Which means, globally, the reboot is fast approaching the $200 million mark.
That’s sequel money.
Need a comparison? Liam Neeson’s Taken, widely considered a massive hit…
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ TV Spot
We’re one month away from the debut of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so naturally it’s time to start getting excited! Marvel has gone out of it’s way with the misinformation campaign on the last couple of films and I have no reason to believe this film is any different. And there’s one line in this little spot that makes me think they’re letting a hint of something slip. If you’ve seen the…