The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man didn't soar quite as high as the original trilogy, but it easily won the weekend after an explosive Fourth of July.
The reboot of the 2002 franchise, now starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, grossed an estimated $65 million over the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, bringing its six-day total $140 million. The haul was just short of...
Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church has been cast alongside Matt LeBlanc in Showtime's new comedy Episodes, according to Variety.
Matt LeBlanc to star in Showtime and BBC's Episodes
Church will play ...
Spider-Man is about to face his biggest obstacle yet: high school.
The film franchise is getting a reboot to focus on Peter Parker's teenage years, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Pictures announced Monday.
The as-yet-untitled film — written by James Vanderbilt, who wrote the screenplay to 2007's serial-killer drama Zodiac — is tentatively set for a summer 201...
Twilight: New Moon
The Twilight Saga: New Moon raked in $140.7 million over its first three days, the third-biggest opening weekend ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The second movie in the Twilight series was unable to unseat the opening weekend record holders...
Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 3 courtesy Columbia Pictures
Provided that taut Tobey Maguire doesnt go to pot or unless he is recast with like Jake Gyllenhaal or Vincent Chase Spider-Man 4 is a go and being eyed for a May 2011 release date Nobodys signed anything on any dotted lines and I dont think theres an actual script yet but as we all know [thats just a detail] The Closers JK Simmons aka J Jonah Jameson tells us In films they work backwards They announce that Spider-Man 4 will open on say Memorial Day 2011 they start the marketing campaign from there and at some point theyll write and cast the movieAside from Maguires involvement and the matter of a director Maybe Sam [Raimi] will direct again Simmons muses the big question surrounds No 4s No 1 baddie My vote goes to Lizard Dylan Baker has played Dr Curt Connors twice in Parts 2 and 3 though some spec it could be Vulture too ugly I say or Kraven ditto Whats your take What villain do you want to see wailing on the wall-cr
Spider-Man might live dangerously, but at least one key player isn't letting the series' fate hang in the balance. Writer James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) tells Comics2Film that he had officially signed on to the project before the WGA strike began.... SAG Award nominee Debra Messing isn't resting on her kudos. The Will & Grace alum is set to play wife to John Leguizamo in Humboldt Park, a Latino family drama to begin shooting Feb. 13.... Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's not gonna let the ball dro-o-o-op, either. The mix-master Brooklynite is launching Oscilloscope Pictures, a film-distribution and international-sales arm of his production house. We'll be waiting to say hello nicely to his new projects. Anna Dimond
Gerard Butler (300) has bowed out of the Escape from New York remake, citing "creative differences".... Also per Variety, Spider-man 4 has tapped James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) to pen the script, which unlike No. 3 will feature two baddies, max. Neither Tobey, Kirsten nor director Sam Raimi have yet to sign on.... Ridley and Tony Scott are producing Tell-Tale, a psychological thriller inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe short story, says the Reporter.... Saw IV baddie Tobin Bell is a good-guy sheriff in a big-screen adaptation of the graphic novel Bump.
This week's episode of ABC punching bag Boston Legal, preempted by a 20/20 special about the California wildfires, will air next Tuesday.... On Monday in Times Square, Papa John's, Spider-Man 3 director Sam Raimi and "Spidey" himself will announce a "Hometown Super-Heroes" campaign honoring police, fire and rescue workers. The rest of you can enjoy a Super-Hero XL3 pizza for $12.99.... Gretchen Mol and hubby Tod Williams welcomed a son back on Sept. 10, says People.... Heads up, Demi and Cameron: E! counts down the 25 Hottest Hollywood Cougar Tales on Saturday at 5 pm/ET.
Bill Nighy in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest courtesy Walt Disney Pictures
Questions about motion capture animation -- is it cheating -- John Wayne PJ Soles and more Send your movie questions to FlickChickSee Maitland McDonagh and Ken Fox review this weeks new flicks in Movie TalkQuestion Ive been reading a lot about the behind-the-scenes technology used to created the tentacle-faced Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Mans Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End and keep seeing the term motion capture But none of the articles have explained how its different from old-fashioned rotoscoping Can you enlighten me oh FlickChick -- BradFlickChick The difference is computers Rotoscoping is a process invented by animation pioneer Max Fleischer -- creator of Betty Boop -- in 1914 It allowed artists to hand-draw over motion picture footage of real subjects frame-by-frame so that the instantly recognizable weight and flow of real human motion was maintained while the specifics of the image could be changed to the animators
Salma Hayek has inked a new two-year deal with ABC Studios, under which she and fellow Ugly Betty exec producer Jose Tamez will develop new series.... Ozzy Osbourne will perform on consecutive nights of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 22.... MTV has announced a May 22 premiere for Season 2 of Rob & Big.... Starz' Encore marathons all four Jaws films on Memorial Day, starting at 5 am/ET. Think that includes The Spy Who Loved Me?... Which of the three Spider-Man films is now your all-time fave? Vote in today's poll (bottom right).