Seeing as summer 2015 will not only feature the reassembling of the Avengers with Avengers:…
So Kathleen Kennedy was not joking when she said that they would be planning more than the one Star Wars movie every 3 years. Apparently after Star Wars VII will hit the screen in 2015 there will be a new Star Wars movie every year. These movies will vary between movies like Episode VIII and IX and standalone movies (about which we already heard countless rumors). It is not hard to see an Avengers-like approach to it but I still doubt that Star Wars would need solo-movies to hype up the “team up episodes”… to phrase my feelings in a very Star Wars-y fashion
I have a bad feeling about this…
Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spider-Man) returns to big blockbusters after he revisited his horror roots with Drag me to Hell. Oz: The Great and Powerful stars James Franco as the title giving Oz and tells us the story of the man who eventually became the man behind the curtain in the much beloved The Wizard of Oz. Reimagining a much beloved classic with up to date special effects had me asking one question over and over again:
Will it be as terrible as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland?
In what can only be described as a surprising turn of events Disney has acquired Lucasfilm. What is even more interesting that they have also announced that Star Wars: Episode VII is slated for a 2015 release – along with the rumored Justice League and Avengers 2 this will make for one hell of a crowded summer.
Last week I went into a screening of John Carter (previously titled John Carter of Mars) and thankfully I only paid 7.5 € instead of 12 € for the Austrian excuse for an Imax screening. John Carter is a massive 250 million dollars undertaking – intended to become a new franchise. Directed by Andrew Stanton (writer: Toy Story 1-3, Monsters Inc., writer/director: Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E) there is a fair deal of talent behind this project. The question was if it has paid off…
Cars 2 marks the shattering of a big illusion: namely that Pixar stands above cheap cash-in movies.
When the sequel was announced to the least liked
Pixar movie I was cautious,
when the synopsis sounded like a Dreamworks straight to
DVD movie I was uncertain,
when the redneck idiot from part II was announced to
be the main character I was nervous,
when I walked into a toy store and saw the million articles based on Cars 2 I was worrying about the intention
of making this movie.
When I saw the product…
I was pretending I didn’t see this movie.
2011 will probably mark the first year where Pixar is not the lock for the best animated Oscar category seeing how Cars 2 got ripped apart (German speaking countries have to wait until 27th July to judge for themselves if those reviews are accurate). Maybe people were too harsh on Cars 2 because it is made by Pixar and looking at the trailers it seems more like a Dreamworks cashgrab instead of a sequel like Toy Story 2 and 3 – but then again Pixar has set the bar so high they are bound to get measured differently.
Thankfully 2012 will mark Pixar’s return to original stories with Brave:
For the full Calendar click here. Given the fact that today a horribly CGI-animated Christmas…