Sci-Fi Movies Saturday: Dark Tower, The Hobbit, Captain America, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider 2, Kick-Ass 2

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we start off with news on how Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is finally headed to theaters (and TV). We also have cast/plot details on The Hobbit, Captain America, Kick Ass 2, Ghost Rider 2 and more. All that plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.




Ron Howard to turn Steven Kings Dark Tower into TV & Film series

NBC Universal has closed a deal to turn Stephen King’s post apocalyptic gunfighter series "The Dark Tower" into three films and a TV series. Ron Howard will direct at least the first film and the first season of the TV series with Akiva Goldsman committed to writing the film and first season of the TV show [Deadline New York]. For more check out an interview with Stephen King at PopWatch | EW.

Will Martin Freeman play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit? + new ending?

Early last week, the British newspaper The Sun reported that Martin Freeman ("The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy") had been offered the role of Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit". Freeman had to decline the reported seven-figure payday due to scheduling conflicts involving the BBC series "Sherlock". Now, however, EW is reporting that New Line and MGM have since gone back to Freeman "with a proposed schedule that would allow him to shoot both projects. All parties are currently negotiating a deal." In other news, has a report that Jackson and company may make some changes to the ending of the story:

…And, inadvertently, we know of a possible change to the plot. The character summary says:
although . . . he doesn’t have huge courage he does become, particularly in the last battle, very brave.

As readers will remember, Bilbo is mostly knocked out for "the last battle" which we can assume is The Battle of Five Armies. (That title would mean very little to some actors.) No filmmaker, definitely including producer and probable director Peter Jackson could resist filming and showing such a battle with all its action and emotional wallop, despite the titular character from the source glossing over it (and that is obvious with no spy information at all). But this information is a possible plot reveal that Bilbo will remain conscious and the ‘film Bilbo’ will get to see wonders of battle that ‘book Bilbo’ never did and perhaps play a brave role.

New details on Captain America plot and Red Skull + More set images

Marvel studio head Kevin Feige spoke with Total Film about the Joe Johnston-directed "Captain America: The First Avenger", offering some new details on the film’s plot and the main villain Red Skull (played by Hugo Weaving). Feige told the site that the decision to shoot in London made sense given two-thirds of the film actually takes place in Europe. Feige also talked about Hugo Weaving and his portrayal of the character Red Skull:

Hugo Weaving has been in the Red Skull effect, in costume for a couple of weeks now and it’s a hell of a lot of fun. We gave people a little taste in San Diego about what his character will look like but now that we’ve started to work with the actual skull it’s going to be a lot of fun and a rather frightening villain.

In related news, new images from the set of filming have been released (see below) –with more at the link– and this batch gives us a great look at the Captain America costume and some of the period-era vehicles (note that Captain America is being portrayed by a stunt double in these pics, not actor Chris Evans). "Captain America: The First Avenger" is scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on July 22, 2011.

Mark Millar talks Kick-Ass 2

Mark Millar is once again discussing the sequel to "Kick-Ass", telling Empire Online that the story will focus on The Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) introducing himself as a new supervillain who is controlling gangs around New York who are instructed to "[film] atrocities on their cell phones and [put] them on the internet, trying to outdo each other:

"And the villain calls himself The Motherfucker. Chris is The Motherfucker, the worst of all supervillains."

Millar says his goal is to introduce a supervillain that makes Heath Ledger’s Joker "look like Cesar Romero’s Joker". At the same time, however, Millar says the sequel will also remain heavily focused on Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson):

But at the same time we continue the story of Dave and all the complications in his life as he gets deeper and deeper into this dangerous hobby he’s got where he dresses up as a superhero and gets beaten up every night. So he forms a gang and what you’ve got then is all the heroes versus all the villians in a big gangfight."

In related news, Chloë Moretz (Hit-Girl) talked to IGN about what she’d like to see for her character in the sequel:

"My proposition for Kick-Ass 2 which I told to [writer] Jane Goldman and Mark Millar is that Hit-Girl, has to have a purple Ducatti with massive guns! I watched Salt, and Angelina Jolie has a scene on a motorbike, and I was like – "Man, she stole it from me! That was my idea!" But mine will be purple, with machine guns, and a gadget board that pops out."

First look at Green Goblin and Swiss Miss + Song performance from Spider-Man musical

Production on the Julie Taymor-directed musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" is underway, and we now have our first look at two villains from the musical: Green Goblin and Swiss Miss (who was created specifically for the musical) [via MTV Splash Page].

The score was written by U2 and the first song, "Boy Falls from the Sky" was performed Friday on Good Morning America by Spider-Man/Peter Parker actor Reeve Carney. Check it out below. Preview performances for "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" begin on November 14, 2010, followed by its official debut in December.

Plot synopsis for Ghost Rider 2 leaked

A script review for "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" has surfaced online courtesy the Italian website Comicus, and Comic Book Movie has taken the review and put it through Google Translator. Here’s an excerpt:

"After the success of the first film is not exciting among fans, Sony / Columbia Pictures will try again with what in effect is basically a sequel, though at the same time is the way to revive the character and the franchise some lightening issues that had covered the first film, especially as regards the presence of Roxanne, which does not appear in the script.

Johnny Blaze found years after the events of the first film, self-exiled from the world. In this way, hopefully, not having contact with people, able to control the spirit of Vengeance. Blaze is approached by Moreau, a monaco quite unusual part of the monastic order of Michael, the warrior angel. The Monaco but needs the special talents of former stuntman to trace a woman named Nadya and her son Danny, who must be protected at all costs, as there is on his trail Roarke, who is none other than an old knowledge of our hero (you certainly understand who they are) and is interested in the guy for a particular reason."

[click here to read the rest]

Moon wins Hugo Award

The 2010 Hugo Awards were announced last Sunday in Australia and Duncan Jones’ "Moon" won Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (beating "Avatar", "Star Trek" and other films). Other highlights included a tie for Best Novel: The City & The City" (China Miéville) and "The Windup Girl" (Paolo Bacigalupi); Best Novella going to Charles Stross’ "Palimpsest" and Best Novelette going to Peter Watts’ "The Island". The complete list of winners can be found here.

PREVIEW Videos & Images

2001: A Space Odyssey

Trailer for the documentary: "2001: Beyond the Infinite" (from the special effects supervisor on the film, Douglas Trumbull) [via Blastr]


Set images [more at Just Jared]


Concept art (for when the project was under the direction of Peter Berg) [more at Jock via]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Promotional stills [Cinema Blend]

First TV spot [YouTube]

The Hole

Clip [Sky Movies via Cinema Blend]

Let Me In

Promotional stills [Shock Till You Drop]

Movie posters [Kino Gallery via Cinema Blend]

International trailer [YouTube]

Clip: "Are You a Vampire?" [Yahoo! Movies]

Watch two more clips here and here


Character posters [HeyUGuys]

Movie trailer [YouTube]


Movie trailer [Hulu]


Movie trailer [YouTube]


TV spot [YouTube]

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Clip [UGO]

Transformers 3

Set images (filming in Detroit) [more at TFW2005, (2)]

Set video [YouTube]

Watch two more vidoes here

Tron Legacy

Disney Channel sneak peek (featuring Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund) [YouTube via Blastr]

Quorra (Olivia Wilde) character banner [via Blastr]

X-Men: First Class

Set images (first look at January Jones as Emma Frost) [more at INF Daily]


  • Bruce Campbell is working on a sequel to "My Name Is Bruce" called "Bruce vs. Frankenstein" which he wants to unite horror movie stars of the past and present similar to what Sylvester Stallone managed to do for Action films with "The Expendables": "Yeah, "The Expendables," or more like the "It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" of horror. I want to get so many horror movie stars that people can’t possibly not see the movie. I want to give them other stuff to do." [Hero Complex | LA Times]
  • Universal Pictures has hired Robert Schwentke ("Red") to direct the supernatural thriller "R.I.P.D." based on the Dark Horse comic by Peter Lenkov. The film will star Ryan Reynolds, who signed onto the project last spring. [Variety]
  • An official website for the "Tron Legacy" soundtrack has launched where you can listen to music from the Daft Punk-scored soundtrack. [Tron Soundtrack]
  • Terry Gilliam has revealed that he wants to convert his 1981 time-travel film "Time Bandits" to 3D: "We are in discussions to make a 3D version of the film ‘[Time] Bandits.’ That will not change anything in the film itself will remain the same and if I think it serves as some passages in ‘Alice [In Wonderland’], the 3D should work well. Anyway, I’ll have fun with it!" [Mister Tee’s Movie Clicks via The Playlist]
  • Robert Rodriguez’s "Machete" opened in second place last weekend, taking in $11.4M for the 3-day and $14.1M for the 4-day. Total domestic cume through Thursday for the $20M project stands at $16.6M. [Box Office Mojo, (2)]
  • "Resident Evil: Afterlife" opened to an estimated $10.9M on Friday and will easily carry the weekend with anywhere from $25-30M… [BOM]
  • …This qualifies as the biggest single day and opening weekend launch of the franchise: $6.8M/$17.7M for 2002’s "Resident Evil"; $9.2M/$23.0M for 2004’s "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" and $9.6M/$23.7M for 2007’s "Resident Evil: Extinction". [BOM]
  • …Check out an interview with star Ali Larter at Cinema Blend.
  • "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer and star Jesse Eisenberg both revealed that the first draft of the script for "Zombieland 2" has been completed. Fleischer has read the draft — written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick — and believes that "it’s going to be amazing". No timetable has been set for when the sequel will shoot. [Cinema Blend]
  • Microsoft is still very much eager to make a feature film adaptation of their $2B+ videogame franchise "Halo", but the game studio is willing to wait it out: "We have a good idea of what kind of story we want to tell, but won’t move on it until there’s a great reason to do it. We’re in no particular hurry," said franchise overseer Frank O’Connor. [Variety]
  • "Transformers 3" producer Don Murphy revealed on his message boards that filming is scheduled to end in six weeks. [Don Murphy Message Board via TFW2005]
  • "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 4, 2010, with the Blu-ray getting two versions: a two-disc Blu-ray / DVD package with special features and a single-disc "Movie-Only" edition. [High Def Digest]
  • "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" will hit DVD and Blu-ray on November 30, 2010. [High Def Digest]
  • The following directors are circling Lionsgate’s feature adaptation of the Suzanne Collins bestseller "Hunger Games": Gary Ross, Sam Mendes, David Slade, Andrew Adamson, Rupert Sanders and Susanna White. [Deadline New York]
  • Early impressions of Darren Aronofsky’s "Black Swan" are strong, with the film currently registering a 90% Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes.


  • Clint Eastwood reveals that back when he was just 48 years old, Warner Brothers offered him the role of "Superman". Eastwood says he turned it down because he was worried he would get stereotyped in the role: "I was like, ‘Superman? Nah, nah, that’s not for me.’ Not that there’s anything wrong with it. It’s for somebody, but not me." [Hero Complex | LA Times]
  • Hillary Duff could be up for a role in the "Spider-Man" reboot, possibly Gwen Stacy. During an interview with her husband, NHL hockey player, Mike Comrie, the interviewer spotted a script on a table marked "Spiderman" with lines for a character called "girl" highlighted in yellow. [The Globe and Mail via MovieWeb]
  • Natalie Portman ("Black Swan", "Thor") has reportedly been offered the lead role in Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D sci-fi film "Gravity". However, reps for the actress say the information is "totally rumor" and "very premature". [Risky Business | THR & Techland]
  • Gemma Arterton ("Clash of the Titans") says she is scheduled to talk with director Ridley Scott about starring in the two "Alien" prequels. This would not be a replacement for Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, but instead a new female character with similar toughness… [Sunday Times via Blastr]
  • …But once again, publicists for the actress quickly denied the report: "There’s no truth to that." [MTV Movies Blog]
  • Michael Caine is in final negotiations to join the cast of "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island". Caine would play the grandfather of returning Josh Hutcherson’s character and it won’t be a cameo: "The role will see the actor in action mode, engaging in several chase sequences, including one involving giant bees." The film also stars Dwayne Johnson as Hutcherson’s mom’s boyfriend. [Heat Vision | THR]
  • Liam Neeson has joined the cast of the Peter Berg-directed sci-fi-themed "Battleship". Playing opposite Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgaard and Rihanna, Neeson will star as Admiral Shane, "the Naval officer whose daughter (played by Brooklyn Decker) is engaged to Kitsch’s character. [Deadline New York]
  • Laurence Belcher has been cast as a young Charles Xavier in Matthew Vaugn’s "X-Men: First Class". An older version of the character will be portrayed by James McAvoy in the film. [Bleeding Cool]
  • Shockingly, there’s no truth to the rumor, reported by the National Enquirer, that Eminem has asked his team to get him a shot at playing The Riddler in "Batman 3". [Gossip Cop]

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“2001: Beyond the Infinite” I can’t wait!

That Captain America suit looks terrible and the dude in it looks odd. I hope its just a bad couple of pictures but that looks very off to me.


Me, too. More info about my favorite movie. Sweet!

Imagine Clint Eastwood as Superman, lol. He made the right choice !


Read the article. That’s a stunt man in, most likely, a stunt suit. Not sure about those Hydra bikers though… Hopefully, it’ll all look better on the big screen…

The suit actually looks very faithful to the original in the ’40’s comic books. He was more of a ‘real’ person then, with a gun, cycle and shield, than a guy in spandex.

Gemma Artherton in aliens??

please god no

Just seeing that 2001 trailer with Doug Trumbull made my day!!!
When? Where??
DT is the MAN!!

The Spider-Man musical is all kinds of bad ideas thrown into what will be performed vomit on Broadway. Swiss Miss? Are you serious. The song was okay for a rock song but Bono and The Edge need to keep away from musicals, and the guy playing Parker does not have a big enough voice for stage work.

I would not be surprised at all if Joel Schumacher was involved in the costume design process for “Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark” judging by the extremely flamboyant and homoerotic Green Goblin and Swiss Miss outfits.

And am I the only one who thinks Mark Millar is an idiot? He puts out a movie that no one wanted to see (Kick-Ass) which bombed at the box office, then assumes that it sold enough copies of the blu ray and dvds to warrant a sequel when in fact people have ignored the film altogether.
I haven’t seen the movie because it looked stupid.

A documentary about ‘2001?’


Uh, time for one of my semi-regular pleas for Mr. Spielberg to finally launch his proposed remake of the classic ‘When Worlds Collide.’

Hey Mark Millar, I liked “Caesar Romero’s Joker”! And what a clever name you’ve come up with for a villain. Aren’t you clever. The world is getting class-less all the time.

And Eminem as the Riddler. Dead, and in the grave, Frank Gorshin could put you to shame.

#4 i read the other day Clint was also offered the Bond role after Connery quit apparently!

I hope that in this new Spider-Man film series they include the following love interests and leave Mary-Jane Watson out of the films for at least a while:
Liz Allan, Betty Brant, Gwen Stacy, Debra Whitman, April Maye, Michele Gonzales, Jean DeWolff, Jessica Drew, Lisa Skye, Marcy Kane, Angelica Jones, Felicia Hardy, Sarah Rushman, Carlie Cooper, Norah Winters.

The main villain in Batman 3 should be The Riddler and The Penguin, Black Mask and Rupert Thorne should be secondary villains. NO Catwoman or Robin, NOT EVER. In addition, I hope Christian Bale has at least two love interests who are played by Hollywood’s most beautiful young actresses and that Batman 3 has a larger all-star cast with many recognisable actors making cameo appearances. This will be the biggest movie of 2012. Christopher Nolan is the undisputed best and greatest director in the world.

Wow, Kubrick shot a movie in space with the help of space aliens, and now 40 years later they’re trying to cover it up by making a documentary to make it look like it was shot on Earth. This conspiracy is getting more and more tangled.

It will be interesting to see if or which of the various interpretations of the Space Jockey’s species in the novelisations, graphic novels, etc they will use in the Untitled Alien prequels.

In Alan Dean Foster’s novelisation of Alien, Ash describes the Space Jockey’s race as a noble people and hopes that mankind will encounter them under more pleasant circumstances. It also states that they were larger, stronger and possibly more intelligent than humans. Foster’s novelisation states that the Jockey was trying to warn humans away from the Xenomorphs.

In Steve Perry’s Earth Hive, the Space Jockey’s race are referred to as collectors because they collect Xenomorph eggs. In Michael Jan Friedman’s Aliens: Original Sin, the race is referred to as the Mala’kak. According to the comic book The Destroying Angels, the Xenomorphs caused the species to become extinct 1.6 million years ago.

Mark Verheiden’s Aliens graphic novel depict the Space Jockey’s race as malevolent; they refrain from attacking humans due to their immense hatred of their common enemy, the Xenomorphs, but they intend to wipe out and/or enslave humanity once their war with the Xenomorphs is over. In the series, a Space Jockey-like creature communicates telepathically with humans.

As the Hellfire Club will be in X-Men: First Class, they have to include Harry Leland, Donald Pierce, Tessa, Selene, Shinobi Shaw, Trevor Fitzroy, Madelyne Pryor, Sat-yr-9 and Sunspot.

Lucifer has to be included in this film as he dropped a huge stone block on Xavier, crippling his legs in the comic books. Also, by the time he graduated high school, Charles was completely bald as a side effect of his mutant nature.

They should rename this film X-Men: Origins.

I hope in the Captain America sequels, they will include: Rikki Barnes, Battlestar, Black Widow, Sharon Carter, Demolition Man, Diamondback, Falcon, Free Spirit, Golden Girl, The Invaders, Jack Flag, Josiah X, Nomad, Patriot (Eli Bradley), Bernie Rosenthal.

I look forward to seeing the other villains in the sequels including Aleksander Lukin, Armadillo, Baron Zemo, Batroc the Leaper, Crossbones, Doctor Faustus, Flag-Smasher, Grand Director, Hate-Monger, Nefarius, Porcupine, Protocide, Scourge, Serpent Society, Serpent Squad, Sin, Ultimatum, Viper (Madame Hydra).

I wish Olivia Wilde would go back to being a blonde (her natural hair colour). She was far better looking back in 2004 and 2005. Then she needs to drop that horse’s ass husband of hers. In addition, I don’t understand why she doesn’t play the protagonist’s love interest in any of her movies.

Again I am staggered at the work Rosario puts into this! Fantastic.

Was i alone in finding the first Tron move deadly dull?

Sounds like good news on Dark Tower

Add me to the list of folks who are excited about Douglas Trumbull’s 2001 documentary. Mr. Trumbull is a consummate pro and I’m sure he will deliver a thorough and fascinating product. First day purchase for me.

I saw the trailer to Priest in 3D yesterday; it actually looked pretty good with some decent 3D depth to it.

#15 – Make sure you wear your tinfoil hat when you go to see it.

Love those dieselpunk motorbikes from the Captain America movie! I didn’t really pay it any mind either way before, but I’m actually getting kind of excited for this movie…


Well, it’s been a few years since I’ve seen it, Buzz, but I do remember being a bit bored with the second half of the film. However, I loved the light cycle sequence and the… uh, “light tank” I guess you call it, and the overall look of everything.

Judging from the trailer, Tron Legacy looks like it will crank the excitement knob up to eleven! So, hopefully I won’t start snoring during the second half of this one. ;)

Gee. Tron Legacy(?)

I havent seen an blocky ass shot like that since DS9’s Kira Neris.

There is opnly one reasopn to have THAT poster made of a girl Tron character. To show off her ass.

But what’s in her pants??!!!

The pics I’m seeing so far from Capt. America are starting to make stuff from that crappy flick many years ago look decent. Hope to see better pics soon.

Spiderman musical? Battleship movie? Insert expletives here. When is Slinky due for a movie? How about The Game of Life musical? Or H.R. Puffenstuff the Broadway play? Is there any idea too stupid not to be vomited up as entertainment? The sad thing is I wonder what quality, original work is dying in the shadows because of this shlock.

“And am I the only one who thinks Mark Millar is an idiot? He puts out a movie that no one wanted to see (Kick-Ass) which bombed at the box office, then assumes that it sold enough copies of the blu ray and dvds to warrant a sequel when in fact people have ignored the film altogether.
I haven’t seen the movie because it looked stupid.”

The movie opened at #1 with a $19 million gross. It grossed $48 million domestically, $96 million worldwide.

It cost an estimated $28 million.

Try doing some research before making claims like that. And try watching a movie before making judgments on its quality.

Hello, it cost m,ore than that to make KICK-ASS-and they spent millions more on advertising the thing to make you think you would be missing something. But, with all his main actors involved in other projects and the studio wanting something right away and Vaughn busy with X-Men-plus-the studio wanting to spend little on a sequel it screams straight to dvd.
Plus-it is an insult to Heath Ledger and all other Joker actors-rather on screen or voice over that he could create a more masterful villian than the Joker, or get a actor that can top even the guy who did the voice over of the Joker for the 60’s cartoon show!
Thank the maker that WB refused to do his overly dark and depressing Superman trilogy plan!

2001: A Space Odyssey was total crap.


Wow. I wholeheartedly disagree. In my opinion, 2001 is one of the few films that could be considered pure art.

Granted, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but could you elaborate a bit on why you think it’s bad? I’m not picking on you… just wondering exactly why someone would think that. Also, how many times have you seen it? Sometimes a film can drastically improve after a second viewing—2001 was like that with me.

Did anyone notice the little Star Trek reference in the A Team movie?
During the scene where the team break Murdock out of the mental institution in Germany, the patients are watching a fake 3d movie “The Great Escape” After the movie title, the first cast credit that comes up is “Reginald Barclay”, a little tribute to David Schultz.

Tron wasnt boring to me-loved its original look,the electronic wizard of oz slant—the original electronic music-the religious n societial humorous jabs-it was video-gamey n a product of the times it was made in–but i luved it–the dvd of tron is inredible-as is the restored soundtrack–
i agree legacy looks way amped up in the action dept from the 1st movie–i cant wait–

i dunno bout the spidey broadway musical–julie taymoor–u2? Loved taymors beatles homage across the universe–but it wasnt much of a hit—those costumes for goblin n cocoa girl do remind me of the worst batman movie ever made as well-sigh–not good–
douglas trumball fans—if u havent see brainstorm, get the dvd–awesome–itll knock yer socks off–

kickass wasnt bad as a movie-cut from the similiar graphic novel cloth of watchmen, its realistic slant on superhero antics makes an intense movie-kinda imagine peter parker puttin on a suit to make a difference but he has no powers–and a father son team is already working a similiar angle motivated by revenge–i have to agree that mf-er-not a very original name for a villain-sigh–and the ending of kickass made me think of austin powers 3 with the kinda good son going nuts n evil to take over daddys spot–

Yes, go Moon. I would have lost faith if it had not one.

Captain America looks ridiculous, just like Thor.

I am really looking forward to the period piece FIRST CLASS. Emma looks gorgeous!

Smart? I guess you were not Smart enough to learn the Singer is a POOR choice for director of “X-men Anything”.

His X-men movies were all sadly lacking. I just hate it when good material is wasted. His First Class will be half baked. Think about it, it took until the third movie to see Colossus. And then only for a few seconds. Singer was never up to the challenge.

And don’t get me started on Superman Returns.
That movie more like Superstalker deadbeat parent.
WTF?? Still spinning form that one.

Clint Eastwood as Superman. Hmm. You havt to ask your self one question Lex. Do I feel lucky. Well do you Punk. Then Eye lasers come out and hit Lex Luther. That would have been cool to see. Come on Hobbit. lets get this made. Hmm. Bruce Campbell getting Freddy and Jason and Michael and all the others together. Hmm. As Capt Kirk said. Sounds Like Fun!!!.

A Docu on 2001 ?

About freakin’ time…..

#39: “Think about it, it took until the third movie to see Colossus. And then only for a few seconds.”

colossus appeared for a few seconds in the second film. he actually had a fairly substantial part in the third film.

matthew vaughn and jane goldman did a fine job with “stardust.” i hope they do as well with “x-men: first class.”

‘Cause I’m Slim Riddler, yes I’m the real Riddler
All you other Slim Riddlers are just imitating
So won’t the real Slim Riddler please stand up,
please stand up, please stand up?

Wow, Monsters had a crew of TWO people? Sounds interesting, this is the first I’ve heard of it.

42. Shaun

As we all know, Xmen 3 was a Michael Bay picture, and in my opinion was lacking as well as the other two, but a good bit better.

Sorry, as an avid superhero moviegoer, Bryan Singer just does’nt do it for me.
Although, I am sure that Singer wants to recapitalize on the opportunity.
Yes, I will give Xmen First Class a fair shot. The 60’s angle really apeals to me.

I kind of wish all Marvel movies would have been set in the 60’s.

I definitely want to see the 2001 documentary. I hope the current Trek “Supreme Court” can take a cue from the movie’s “big idea” science fiction, which we haven’t seen much of in ST since TMP. I like a good action story, but let’s switch things up a bit, guys. 2001 also holds up pretty well effects-wise; the stargate sequence would probably be quite different if it were made today, but the model shots still look good.

I don’t know what happened to J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof planning to adapt The Dark Tower and buying the rights for $19. I think Ron Howard’s been hit-or-miss in recent years, but Mr. King seems confident, so I’ll remain cautiously optimistic for now.

X-Men 3 was directed by Brett Ratner. Michael Bay had nothing to do with it.

X-Men 3 was directed by Brett Ratner. Michael Bay had nothing to do with it.

Ouch! Your right. I guess it’s easy to confuse the two.

Re: #33 “After the movie title, the first cast credit that comes up is “Reginald Barclay”, a little tribute to David Schultz.”

Or, more likely, Dwight Schultz.

Als @ #6, the real 1940s Captain America as created and drawn by Jack Kirby was all spandex all the time. The ‘Army helmet and gun’ Cap is a modern retcon of recent vintage and bears little visual resemblence to the Cap that millions were actually reading every month in WW2.

Where to begin…

Battleship? Really? “G-9.” “Awww, you sunk my battleship!” Don’t film studios have better projects to spend their money on?

Retconning “The Hobbit” to make Bilbo more heroic is an insult to the original. Sadly, most people won’t notice, because they haven’t read the book.

K-A 2? Really? There was a first one? :-) Not only not interested, but Not. Interested.

Hollywood is as big a cesspool these days as Washington. Too bad we can’t vote the studios out of office. But I plan on voting with my wallet. The only movie I plan on seeing in 2011 is “Megamind.” That one looks pretty funny. Other than that, Hollyweird’s not getting a dime of my money.

Until “Star Trek 12, or 2, or whatever” in 2012, and “Batman III” shortly thereafter.

Tried to read The Hobbit. Kept falling asleep.