February 12, 2010

Tumbl'd Entertainment News for the Week of 2/12

Each week the entertainment world is flooded with news. Big news, little news, inconsequential news, and funny news. It flies around the web at breakneck pace and no matter wear you turn, no matter what entertainment site you go to, it all looks the same. Sure, the opinion may be different, but the core piece of information is the same.

Now, I would love to get in on the fun, but I barely have time to read it, much less write it. So, I try to do the next best thing, I send some of the more interesting (to me) stories out across the web on the Critical Outcast Tumblr blog and then, at the end of the week, gather them together and add some of my own thoughts. Hopefully, you will find this interesting, entertaining, and maybe even worthwhile!

SyFy to Air Merlin
Last Spring NBC aired the first season of the BBC Merlin series. The series focuses on Merlin as a teenager just learning about magic and his budding relationships with those of the Arthurian legend. It seems that SyFy has obtained the rights and will re-air the first season before moving forward with future seasons. I enjoy the show and look forward to the second season.

Blind Death - Trailer
This is a zombie movie from Chile. The trailer is more talk than anything else, but I am definitely interested. It centers on a mining accident and how the government blocked off the area and turned their back on the people there. Does not sound all that original, but I still want to see it.

Lost Really is Ending as Stars Look for Work
Daniel Dae Kim is lining up work now that Lost is finally going to become a closed chapter. It does look like he wants to stay in Hawaii, though. He is signing up for a role in the new remake of Hawaii Five-O. Not sure we need it, but sure, why not.

Ghostbusters 3D is Real and Bill Murray is Onboard!
This was one of the sticking points for the movie, whether or not its biggest star would appear in it. Well, he is appearing in it, but it is not without conditions. Those conditions are in the link, but I warn you it involves plot points, so if you don't want to be spoiled, don't click!

Saw VII Begins Principal Photography
Now this should be interesting. Kevin Greutert (Saw VI) is back in the director's chair despite his strong desire not to be there. He was forced back in at the last minute and tired to make changes to the script and improve it, but his team had very little time as the sets had already been built and the schedule already made. The 3D entry has begun shooting and it is just a matter of time to see how this turns out. I do not have much hope for it.

The Thing Sequel/Prequel Signs Cast Members
I am still not sure where this one fits with John Carpenter's film. I suspect it is a prequel set on the Norwegian base that originally encountered the alien. In any case, the project is moving forward and two cast members have been signed, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton. Hopefully this turns out well.

The Last Airbender - Trailer
This actually looks pretty good. Could this be M. Night Shyamalan's journey back? Could we be seeing him display the talent again that we know he has? I don't know, but one can hope.

Cop Out - Trailer
This new trailer for the Kevin Smith movie gets much closer to the heart of the matter without giving away the plot. This actually feels like a Smith movie whereas the first one did not at all. There is still hope!

Dave Ellefson Reunites with Megadeth
Back where he belongs, Dave has reunited with the band he helped found with Dave Mustaine. He joins drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick as they prepare for the 20th Anniversary tour for Rust in Peace, the classic Megadeth album. I wish this tour was coming by me....

Clash of the Titans - Poster
This new poster reflects the last minute change for 3D as well as the pushed back (by one week) release date.

Rock on the Range 2010 Line-up Announced
Too bad this not within my travelo distance, the line-up looks great.
"...Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Three Days Grace, Slash, Seether, Rise Against, Deftones, Papa Roach, Theory Of A Deadman, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Coheed & Cambria, Bullet for My Valentine, Puddle Of Mudd, Five Finger Death Punch, Apocalyptica, Drowning Pool, Halestorm, Sevendust, Skillet, Mushroomhead, Helmet, Airbourne, Anberlin, Cold, Nonpoint, 2Cents, Adelitas Way, Shaman’s Harvest, Year Long Disaster, Like A Storm, Taddy Porter, Janus, Columbus’ own Noise Auction and more."

Zombieland 2 in 3D... of course...
I am very glad to hear we will be taking another journey into the post-apocalyptic comedy land. This movie was a blast and I sincerely hope they can bring the magic again. 3D actually makes sense, so I am on board for that. Here is to hoping for the best!

Tom Cruise is Onboard for M:I 4
I really enjoyed the JJ Abrams directed third film. This one is set to be based on an original idea developed by Cruise and Abrams. Will Abrams direct again? I do not know, but I suspect he will at least be involved as a producer.

Christopher Nolan and Superman and Batman
Nolan certainly has his hands full working with Warner Brothers. After giving Batman an incredible makeover with a pair of films, he gave them first crack at his new film Inception, and now he is tapped to mentor a new Superman project while also getting a third Batman film underway. Frankly, I am very pleased with these developments. Aren't you?

The Hughes Brothers Lined up to Direct Akira
A live action Akira seems like a project doomed to fail. I have to admit that I am definitely curious to see if it can be pulled off. As for this news, I think these two could be the right ones for the job. The Book of Eli was a surprisingly good film that had surprising depth and a dynamic look. I think they could translate their style well to this project. Time will tell if it happens.

Turn the Beat Around - Trailer
Gloria Estefan biopic? Nope. Looks like another dance film and considerably more boring.

Killers - Tailer
Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl star in Knight & Day's little brother. It looks like fun, but forgettable.

Vacation Reboot?
The last time we saw the Griswolds it was an ill advised television sequel to the memorable Christmas Vacation. The last time we saw Chevy Chase in the role was the lackluster Vegas Vacation. Now we could be getting a reboot that plays more like a sequel. It will focus on a grown up Rusty taking his family on vacation. I don't know about you, but I'm down for a shot.

Get Ready for Titanic 2
Yes, you read that right. The delightful studio Asylum is planning in giving us a new journey of a new ship. Anyone want to predict how it ends?

Toy Story 3 - Teaser
I am really looking forward to this movie. Frankly, if it says Pixar I am there.

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