I took an unwanted hiatus last week due to lack of internet and I would like to apologize for leaving you in the lurch. I’m sure you were just aimlessly wandering the lobby of your local cineplex, having no idea what movie to watch. “Should I go see an inferior remake in Evil Dead or an apparent cash grab in Jurassic Park 3D?” You more than likely asked random passers-by. Well never fear, I have returned to break down the trailers and help guide you to your next favorite movie like a mother duck leading her chicks across a busy street.
Harrison Ford has signed up to star in director Adam McKay‘s sequel to 2004‘s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Ford will play a veteran newscaster like Dan Rather or Tom Brokaw; whether this means he will be a rival or mentor character to Will Ferrell‘s Ron Burgundy remains to be seen.
McKay is reuniting stars Ferrell, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and David Koechner for the sequel he will produce with Ferrell, Judd Apatow and Kevin Messick. Kristen Wiig is one of the new faces in the cast.
Ford is widely anticipated to be reprising his iconic role of Han Solo for the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars Episode VII in 2015. (Speaking of Abrams, he co-produced 2010‘s Morning Glory, in which Ford played, coincidentally, an anchorman.)
In the meantime, Ford has three other films coming this year. First up is a supporting role in 42, a biography of baseball great Jackie Robinson directed by Brian Helgeland, in April. Then he will appear opposite Gary Oldman in director Robert Luketic‘s thriller Paranoia in October. In November, Ford will be appearing in an the highly anticipated space adventure, Ender’s Game, based on the novel by Orson Scott Card.
Anchorman 2 is currently scheduled for release on December 20.
Taste is subjective, and the Flickchart community is reminded of this every time we’re confronted by our choices. There are, however, some films almost universally damned and have been since they were released. In fact, some of them have been unpopular since before they were released. We’ve known for ages that a trusted critic’s star-rating or blurb review in the local paper can sway moviegoers, but what about the films who were condemned before anyone ever saw them?
Orson Scott Card is well-known for his most popular contribution to science fiction literature, Ender’s Game. Card is now also a co-producer on the upcoming film adaptation set for release on November 1st, 2013. He also finds time to contribute a column in the local newspaper in Greensboro, North Carolina. His latest article focuses his thoughts on why The Avengers works, describing his time on-set during the making of Ender’s Game, and some insight into what makes actor Harrison Ford so good at his craft:
“The odd thing is that Harrison Ford gets little credit for the brilliance of his acting, because he’s so real that audiences think that’s just how he is. Nonsense. Ford is a very inward man; everything he does on screen is acting, it’s all very, very hard to do, and the fact that you think he’s just being himself tells you how outstanding an actor he is.”
Read more of his column online at the Rhino Times.
“Source” music in a movie can be dicey. This is music that plays within the movie in such a way that we understand the characters in the scene can hear it, rather than music that plays over the film solely for our benefit. American Graffiti wasn’t the first movie to use source music effectively by any means, but perhaps no film before or since has used it as well. If for some reason you’re part of the 67% of Flickcharters who shamefully have not seen the movie, the premise is simple enough: four teenage friends spend the last night of Summer, 1962 together. The whole film spans that one night, from sundown to sunup. The various characters split off and reunite throughout the film, their individual and collective stories told across Modesto, California. Read the rest of this entry »