When you’re in a band as big as Metallica, you’re not used to being told no. But that’s what they were told when they wanted to use tesla coils onstage, because it was just too dangerous.
Bong Joon-Ha, the Korean director, has given us Mother, The Host and now, Snowpiercer. The concept art for this movie blew us away. The cast includes Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tidla Swinton, Alison Pill and Octavia Spencer. The most recent trailer makes the far reaching concept look pretty exciting. Could this be the first breakthrough for one of the talents of the recent wave of Korean film maestros?
This could be the best cannibal movie since Silence of the Lambs. We kid you not. Okay, so the trailer has us hooked, but if the movie is half as good, we can put to rest the horror that was The Hills Have Eyes remake and enjoy our census takers with fava beans and nice bottle of Chianti.
There’s not much to talk about with Star Wars at the moment. Actually, we’re sure there’s lots to talk about, but it has to be top secret. Secrecy is always a must with JJ Abrams, and this being Star Wars, things are going to have to be guarded like missile launch codes.
We at TGD have followed the development of Star Trek Into Darkness for several years, from the movie finally getting the green light, to the release date and beyond. We’ve seen a lot of Trek haters out there, and we’ve seen the public quickly turn on a lot of movies, but that didn’t stop Into Darkness from topping the home entertainment charts at #1.
It shouldn’t be too big of a surprise that GTA V made more than many of the blockbuster movies this summer. Even if this hadn’t been a hard summer for movies where so many flicks tanked, the gaming industry often makes more money than Hollywood, and this is no exception.
Robert Rodriguez made a bucket load of cash on his Spy Kids movies. This ain't anything like them. And yes, that teaser image is Alexa Vega, one of those pesky kids all grown up. Did we mention the fact that Carlos Estevez (Charlie Sheen) plays the President of the United States!
Ubisoft is making a big effort to turn video game movies around. Comic book movies took a big turn for the better years back with X-Men, but video game movies still haven’t made a similar turn around.
Well that didn’t take long. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that GTA V would move a ton of units. In fact, it’s already made $800 million its first day of release. (We should all be so lucky.)
When you’re a big time script doctor, it’s your job to come in and save the day when a movie’s in trouble. Only the top screenwriters in Hollywood get the chance to save a movie, and make $100 – 200,000 a week in doing so.
It’s been fourteen years since Metallica went to war with Napster, and I can still remember the furor very vividly. In fact, Metallica’s fanbase took a big hit from their war with Napster, and after the disaster of their album St Anger, it looked like the band was basically done for.
Looks like GTA5 is on track to make that $1 billion week. As of today, it's launch day has seen sales reach $800 million. This is excluding the upcoming launch in Japan. The figures today represent between 13 and 14 million units easily beating GTA4's 13 million units sold. There will, no doubt, be further confirmation of the actual numbers for today and through the remainder of the week, but this is an amazing day for the Grand Theft Auto franchise and for video gaming in general.
When it comes to rumors on the internet, we’ve always loved the Mark Twain line about how a lie can travel half-way around the world before the truth gets its boots on. Remember the Christian Bale rumor he could make a potential $50 million to play Batman again? Nothing but speculation that got out of hand in a hurry.
It’s always amazing to see how thin-skinned people in Hollywood can be. It takes an enormous amount of slogging through the trenches to get anywhere, and you’d think it would make people in Hollywood stronger, yet it’s still full of whiny babies. Whether Ben Affleck is like this in private or not over his Batman casting, he’s certainly putting up a brave front in public.
Several years back, The Dark Tower was in development at Universal with Ron Howard directing, and this adaptation of the Stephen King fantasy series was quite ambitious. It was going to be three movies, and a TV series that was going to fill in the gaps between films, but Universal eventually passed on it, because it was too financially risky. (This was also during the period the studio was losing its ass on Battleship.)
This movie could be a cliche ridden snooze fest where the best bits are in the trailer. Or, it could pick up the ball dropped by The Big Bang Theory and give us a reason to love nerd comedies again.
It may not be the smartest idea in Hollywood, but at least it’s a little smarter than Batman Vs Superman. Yes, it looks like another Terminator movie is indeed moving forward, and now it’s moving up to one of the biggest blockbuster periods of the year: Fourth of July weekend.
As a long time horror fan, I’m digging the fact that the genre has made a big comeback to TV. There used to be horror series and TV movies all the time back in the ‘70’s, and it’s nice to see it coming back round again.
The news just broke that JK Rowling is returning to the world of Harry Potter, but it won’t be a resurrection of Harry. It takes place “in the world,” as we geeks like to say, but it’s a spin off. In fact, to explain it all, Rowling just released a statement, promising what’s in store for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
With Sleepy Hollow, Revolution, and Under the Dome, horror and sci-fi genre TV is really hot right now, and it’s great to see genre shows going strong on the small screen. Dome, the TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel, has been growing strong with the viewers and critics, and by the time you read this, there will be some big twists at the end of season one.