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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Yogi Bear Teaser Online

Yogi Bear Teaser Online
He's so smart, it hurts
Source: Yahoo Movies


Yogi Bear Teaser Online

Yesterday brought the first proper look at the new, 3D CG Yogi Bear in the poster, and we reacted with pure horror. Well, today the teaser trailer has ambled onto the screen and we get a chance to measure our reaction to a walking, talking, quipping, pratfalling Yogi with Dan Aykroyd both introducing the footage and providing the voice for the big Y.

How did we find it? Well, not as spine-icing as staring into Yogi’s freaky CG eyes on the poster, that’s for sure. Aykroyd seems to be doing a decent job of mimicking Yogi’s trademark Rat Pack-inspired vocals and Justin Timberlake can certainly do Boo Boo.

The real letdown would seem to be the movie itself: here it comes across as yet another utterly generic kid flick where the CG hero confounds his human co-stars (including, in this case, Anna Faris and Tom Cavanaugh) and runs around slamming into physical objects. A film for the truly little ones, we fear.

But let’s wait and see, shall we? Perhaps the final product will be an inspired riff on environmental issues and the metaphysical crisis of a bear that can’t help his own kleptomania. Doubt it, though.

Check out the trailer below. The film itself will be here on February 11.

Source: EmpireOnline

Four Directors Have A Contract With God

Four Directors Have A Contract With God
Will Eisner graphic novel to be filmed
Source: MTV


Four Directors Have A Contract With God

Last time a Will Eisner comic reached the screen, it was in the distinctly peculiar form of Frank Miller's The Spirit. It sounds as if a proposed adaptation of Eisner's graphic novel A Contract With God will be treated with more reverence however, with producer Bob Schreck announcing "we are well aware that the work ahead has a very high bar of excellence to aspire to, set by Mr Eisner's pioneering achievements".

The book contains four segments - The Super, The Street Singer, Cookalein, and A Contract With God itself - each drawing on Eisner's childhood experiences in the tenements of New York's Bronx district. The sometimes jarringly bleak tales of "life, death, faith and failure" were Eisner's first attempt to break out of the funny pages.

As befits a collection of four stories, the film version will be a portmanteau affair, with four directors tackling a chapter each. The names currently attached are Alex Rivera (director of the 2008 sci-fi Sleep Dealer); writer and cinematographer Tze Chun; Barry Jenkins (low-budget San Francisco indie drama Medicine For Melancholy); and Sean Baker, the brain behind MTV's Warren the Ape, and the director of Prince of Broadway.

Will they come up with a grown-up comic-book movie to reflect these austere times, as well as Eisner's? One thing's certain: nobody will get hit with a toilet by Samuel Jackson.

Source: EmpireOnline

30 Days Of Night: Dark Days Trailer

30 Days Of Night: Dark Days Trailer
Darkness ascends again, apparently
Source: Bloody Disgusting


30 Days Of Night: Dark Days Trailer

We played it twice, and we're sure he's saying "darkness will ascend". Does darkness ascend? We thought it fell. Anyway, here for your perusal, is the red-band trailer for 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, the sequel to, oddly enough, 2007's hit vampire comic book adaptation 30 Days of Night.

Despite its DTV status, this doesn't actually look notably cheaper than its predecessor. No Melissa George though: she's been replaced as survivor-of-the-original Stella by Kiele Sanchez, and we have a new director in Ben Ketai, who shot some webisodes in 2007, connected to the first film.

Plot-wise, it seems a bit meh: a group of other survivors recruit Stella to help take the fight back to the bloodsuckers. The Big Bad this time is Mia Kirshner's Lilith, and the script is a joint effort between Ketai and Steve Niles, who writes the comics.

Does it look suitably toothsome or a bit anaemic? The DVD is currently slated for a UK release in October.

Source: EmpireOnline

America Ferrera: 'Dry Land' Screening with Ryan Piers Williams!

America Ferrera: 'Dry Land' Screening with Ryan Piers Williams!

America Ferrera: 'Dry Land' Screening with Ryan Piers Williams!

America Ferrera snuggles up to her fiance - and director - Ryan Piers Williams at the New York International Latino Film Festival premiere of The Dry Land on Tuesday (July 27) in New York City.

The 26-year-old actress wore a purple Brian Reyes fold front dress to the premiere on the first day of the film festival.

America and Ryan announced their engagement in mid-June, but the two are so busy right now that they haven’t had time to plan their wedding!

“Right now, the only thing I’m sure of is that there will be a cake and music!” America told People.

Glee Cast: We'd Like to Thank The Academy...

Glee Cast: We'd Like to Thank The Academy...

Glee Cast: We'd Like to Thank The Academy...

The cast of Glee is ready to rock as they arrive at the Glee Academy event Tuesday (July 27) at the Music Box Theatre in Los Angeles.

Cory Monteith, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer and Mark Salling performed songs from the first season of their hit show and dished a little bit about the upcoming season.

FYI: Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison were also in attendance.

Remember to watch Cory, Kevin, Chris and Mark as they co-host the 2010 Teen Choice Awards with Katy Perryon August 9th at 8/7c on FOX!

15+ pictures inside of the Glee cast’s arrivals in LA…

Gwyneth Paltrow: Baby Buggy with Jessica Seinfeld!

Gwyneth Paltrow: Baby Buggy with Jessica Seinfeld!

Gwyneth Paltrow: Baby Buggy with Jessica Seinfeld!

Gwyneth Paltrow attends an evening of shopping to benefit Baby Buggy at the Balenciaga boutique on Wednesday (July 28) in East Hampton, NY.

The 37-year-old actress was joined by pals Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld to help support the charity, which provides New York City’s families in need with essential equipment, clothing, and products for their infants and young children.

Earlier this week, the title track from the soundtrack for Gwyneth’s upcoming film Country Strong was released, featuring her very own vocals!

Jessica Biel & Bradley Cooper: BBC Buds

Jessica Biel & Bradley Cooper: BBC Buds

Jessica Biel & Bradley Cooper: BBC Buds

Jessica Biel and Bradley Cooper stop by BBC’s Radio 1 in London, England on Wednesday (July 28).

Jessica, 28, and Bradley, 35, were joined by co-stars Liam Neeson, Quinton Jackson, and Sharlto Copley as they dropped by to talk about their new movie, The A-Team.

Jessica rocked a seriously volumized ‘do at The A-Team premiere (July 27) but tamed her hair into soft waves as she signed autographs for fans waiting outside the studios.

RoboCop Remake Dead?

RoboCop Remake Dead?
Murphy might not return…
Source: Moviehole


RoboCop Remake Dead?

The history of the RoboCop remake has been a relatively short one compared to other retreads, but now it looks like it’s being put out of our misery, at least for now.

According to Moviehole, which followed up a Financial Times report by talking to source at what passes for MGM these days (aka Leo The Lion’s Bargain Fire Sale And Share Wrangling Emporium), the attempt to bring reboot RoboCop’s cinematic mainframe with Darren Aronofsky at the helm has met the same fate as poor old officer Alex J Murphy. That is to say, it’s been blasted with a variety of weapons, lost a hand in a spray of blood and been finished off with a quick bullet to the head. It’s good night, sweet prince.

"Gone. Kaput. Cancelled. It was one of the first casualties", says the source. “Darren has lost interest anyway, I believe. Think we're all just going to have to be happy with the three RoboCop movies that are out there". Well, we’ll be happy with the first one, at least, if that’s okay with you. And not forgetting the miniseries! Or the cartoon show! Or… Wait. Yeah, let’s forget those too.

Now, of course, we’re just waiting for MGM’s corporate bods to issue a release stating that RoboCop will indeed return, it’ll just take a little bit more time to get some money together. Plus a new director. And anyone else who attempts to speculate on the project’s future will be destined to meet ED-209 in a darkened hallway at the MGM tower in LA. Hint: try to reach the stairs.

Source: EmpireOnline