Baseball movies. Everybody loves them. I mean everybody. Even Summer Catch has its own fans. So take a well-read book by Michael Lewis of Blind Side fame, add the ageless Brad Pitt and the rest is easy. Thankfully, the adaptation by Bennett Miller isn’t as by-the-numbers as that. There is no forced romantic subplot to mull over, no downtrodden veteran giving it one last go, no rookie on the ropes trying to get a grip in America’s pastime. Read the rest of this entry »
Directed By: Tyler Perry
Netflix is splitting into two separate companies to better differentiate and manage their products. “Netflix” will handle the streaming side of things, while a new company called “Qwikster” will takeover DVD/Blu-ray rentals. Netflix isn’t really outsourcing the DVD side though as Qwikster is firmly in their control and uses members from the existing management team. Aside from DVD/Blu-rays, Qwikster will offer video game rentals. Read the rest of this entry »
The sequel to J.J. Abrams‘ 2009 hit Star Trek has been eagerly anticipated by fans, while many delays have been endured. Recently, Paramount gave the sequel’s June 29, 2012 release date to G.I. Joe: Retaliation. But now, the script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof is nearing completion, and one of the biggest questions on fans’ minds has been answered: After promising to focus on Trek after completing this summer’s Super 8, J.J. Abrams has finally committed to directing the sequel.
With pre-production starting, the script should be finished by the end of the month, and shooting commencing this winter. Now, only a few questions remain: What will be Star Trek 2‘s new release date? Will J.J. succumb to studio pressure to shoot in 3D? And, more importantly, will there be lens flares?
Abrams’ Super 8 hits Blu-ray and DVD November 22.
It was a match made in heaven, until it all went to hell. As a giant fan of the Lord of the Rings films, I couldn’t imagine any director other than Peter Jackson tackling The Hobbit. But as soon as I heard the name Guillermo del Toro attached to the prequel, I suddenly realized they may have found the one person who could possibly be better for the job. Read the rest of this entry »