Sunday, January 26, 2003

Entertainment News

Super Bowl Commercials: The Raiders lost, but who cares? We watch the Super Bowl for one reason -- commercials. Especially for the upcoming movies.

The Matrix sequels: Trinity doing a flip while poppin' some caps at some poor fool? Check. Morpheus lookin' tough with his shades while talking like a wise, old sage? Check. High speed car chase? Check. Kickass kung fu? Check. Bullet-time? Check. Neo fighting 100 Agent Smiths? Check. Neo FLYING?! Bring it on. low resolution and high resolution.

The Hulk: Yes, you can tell it's CGI, but dammit, watching him throw a tank around like a toy just makes me want to jump and shout "HULK SMASH!" like a fanboy.

Helldorado: This new action movie, starring "The Rock", will have an interesting cameo -- the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwartzenegger.

Die Hard 4: Die Hardest: Yes, that's the real title. I remember actually joking about this waaaaay back when I was in elementary school. "Die Hard. Die Hard 2: Die Harder. Die Hard 3: Die Hardest. Ha ha. Man, I'm so clever." So I missed it by one sequel. Anyway, John McClane (Bruce Willis) has a daughter -- Britney Spears. She gets kidnapped, he goes to rescue her, blah blah blah. This has to be some sick joke. (not by me)

Houdini: Ang Lee, the director of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "The Hulk", may decide to do his next film on the famous master illusionist. He has been trying to make a Houdini biopic for almost 30 years.

The Smurfs: New Line Cinema has apparently committed to a movie based on the classic cartoon.

The Princess Diaries 2: Mark and Phil should be glad to know the sequel is moving ahead quickly. Director Gary Marshall revealed some plot details on the sequel recently to Entertainment Weekly: "It takes place in Genovia. She's going back to be the princess and eventually run the country... they're going to try to marry her off, but she doesn't want to do that. And we have a moment where all the princesses from all the countries come together to see if they can do something about the state of the world." Sounds FANTASTIC, Gary.

Exorcist: The Beginning: Shooting for the prequel has begun in Morocco.

Metroid: Film rights to the game(s) have been snatched up by Zide/Perry Entertainment, the same guys that produced "American Pie" and "Final Destination". This will be the first live action movie based on a Nintendo franchise since 1993's Super Mario Bros. That's a GREAT sign.

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