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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ is Officially Happening

October 12, 2012

In 2011, it was announced that the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ sequel was actually happening and since then, it has been a rollercoaster for the new film.

Jim Carrey announced this past summer that he was bailing on the project due to the lack of interest from the studio. Word then came out that Jim Carrey was back on the project, along with Jeff Daniels. The Farrelly brothers have tweeted that the script for ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ is nearly complete and also confirmed the film’s official title.

The tweet stated: “You also might be interested to know that we are almost done with the Dumb and Dumber To script. I think you’re going to like it.” The brothers later tweeted a fan saying that the sequel is “following Jim C. and Jeff D.”

The Farrelly brothers have not said what the plot of the film is or when production is going to start. The only information that Blair Stover has as of now is that the film is going to star Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and will be written and directed by the Farrelly brothers.

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E.T. Returning to the Big Screen

September 22, 2012

If you ever saw the original E.T. then this is going to be a huge treat as well as a rush of nostalgia. Steven Spielberg is teaming up with theaters and production crews to release the 80’s blockbuster hit with never seen before footage. Expected date: October 3rd, 2012, on the big screen no less, and Blair Stover has all the details below.

It’s a plot almost everyone knows: A goblin-like extraterrestrial being has lost his way on the earth. He ends up making a friend with the unlikeliest of people- a 10-year boy named Elliott, who hides with him in the nursery and tells him everything that he needs to know about his people and their world. As the stranger suffers terrible homesickness, he decides the boy has to help him find a way back to his home planet.

Spielberg’s original E.T. came at a cost of around $10 million dollars- a rather small production at the time. Yet it remains as one of the most successful films all time, or at the very least one of the most beloved.

E.T. is built on contemporary sci-fi dream images which deal with human values and the great understanding of each other’s problems. This film is like a good bottle of wine – over the years it gets better.

The hero of the film, Elliott, is played by Henry Thomas. It is the best acting performance of any of the child actors of the 80’s in an American film. He is, of course, defiant, slightly stirred, smart, brave and childlike. With his peculiar gait, the high screams surprise, his imitation experiments of human speech and his cat-like purring, E.T. is a perfect role in itself. The extra-terrestrial has become one of the most fascinating fictional characters ever designed and it reminds us why there are films being created today.

Set to come back to the big screen, now is your chance to experience the magic full-sized. Look for an early October release, and be sure to enjoy it while you can!

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Joss Whedon Discusses Plans for Avengers Sequel

September 19, 2012

Joss Whedon is certainly one of the main reasons for the huge commercial success of “The Avengers”. In fact, the movie sits at the No. 3 spot on the highest grossing films of all time. Blair Stover has all the details about the blockbuster hit below.

Whedon, who directed other hits like “Serenity” and “Cabin in the Woods”, has decided to write the screenplay for “Avengers 2″. That decision was during the Disney Investors Conference Call along with the confirmation that Whedon was involved in the development of a television series, with a “Marvel theme” with the U.S. network ABC.

Most recently, Whedon was still undecided whether he could handle the job effectively- certainly the negotiation of a final salary increase played a role. “The Avengers” was surely a success as many observers had expected, but with over $1.4 billion dollars at the global box office, no one had expected that outcome.

Quite naturally, the decision for Whedon was not a hard one. After all, before Joss Whedon was the Iron Man director- Jon Favreau was the only filmmaker who could turn more than a film into a franchise.

“Avengers 2″ will hit theaters in three years but the specific date is still open. At the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios unveiled its plans for the second phase of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” which will be in the summer of 2014 (Comic-Con: Marvel Studios’ plans for the coming years). Accordingly, Marvel Studios movies come in the following order: “Iron Man 3″, “Thor: The Dark World”, “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”. “Ant-Man”, which is from director Edgar Wright is also planned, but was halted due to the busy schedule of the director. There are still no specific plans for a launch date at this time.

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Cynthia Nixon Will Play Emily Dickinson in New Biopic

September 13, 2012

Cynthia Nixon has been cast to play the role of Emily Dickinson. Blair Stover has all the details below.

The actress, known for her role as Miranda from “Sex and the City’ will be cast to play the role of Emily Dickinson, in ‘ A Quiet Passion” as the American.

The biopic focuses on Dickinson’s development from a precocious schoolgirl to the tormented recluse she is so well known as being. Dickinson holds true as one of the best poets in American history and that is the reason Terence Davies saw fit to cast her for the role. Of the author’s more than 1000 poems written at that time, only seven were published.

The script for ‘A Quiet Passion’ was also written by Terence Davies (‘The Deep Blue Sea’), and he will also take over as director on this project. ”I wrote the screenplay with Cynthia in my head”, Davies tells the Hollywood Reporter. ”It was the kind of dream cast, which you hope for. I never for a moment thought that my wishes would not come true. Cynthia has such a strong feeling for her work and now she’s our Emily Dickinson. I am very happy.”

Nixon knew immediately that she wanted to embody the famous poet. ” When I read that Terence had written me into the character, he had done so beautifully on paper,” said the 46-year-old. ”Emily Dickinson and Terence’s words fit together somehow and create a heady elixir. When I put the script in my hand, I knew that it is a story in which I simply must share.”

Nixon was last in the U.S. series “World Without End” and “30 Rock”. In May, she and her longtime partner, Christine Marinoni, tied the knot. The two women have been together since 2004.

 

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Channing Tatum Wants to Take on the Role of Director for Magic Mike 2

September 12, 2012

Channing Tatum, with his astral body, brings “Magic Mike” to a theater near you. However, let’s let Blair Stover give you all the HOT details about this steamy movie.

Tatum is currently giving plenty of cinema goers a reason to sigh: The stripper comedy starring Channing and his hot colleague Matthew McConaughey present their toned bodies to the public and for women, the atmosphere goes from okay to great. Therefore, the Hollywood hunk is already speculating about a possible sequel- but this time he might as well celebrate his directorial debut.

Is actor Channing Tatum (32) soon to go behind the camera again? Why not, after all this hype many of his colleagues have already gone before him and been successful. In a possible sequel to “Magic Mike”, he could soon be ready to put on his directorial debut. The Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh had led the directing of the first movie but he has no problem moving aside.

“We want to make ‘Magic Mike 2’ really, but Steven Soderbergh wants to actually retire,” says Channing Tatum about a potential successor of the successful film. And that’s why Mr. Sexy apparently thinks longtime assistant Gregory Jacobs or Tatum should take over as the ‘Chief on set’.

The first ideas for “Magic Mike 2″ seem to already be in full sprouting as Channing Tatum reveals: “We, the team and I talk a lot about it. We already have a storyline and it is to make you really laugh. It could be a kind of road movie!”

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Anti Obama Documentary is #2 Grossing Documentary of All Time

September 7, 2012

Blair Stover reports that the #2 Grossing Documentary of All Time is the Anti Obama Documentary, 2016 Obama’s America. The contest between liberals and conservatives in the political genre is heated as this documentary hits the big screen. The documentary has grossed $26.2 million, at recent count and, additionally, It has passed four of five of Micheal Moore’s political documentaries, earning its all-time #2 spot.

Remaining in the first position is Michael Moore’s highly critical assessment of the initial term of President George W. Bush, Fahrenheit 9/11. It has earned $119.1 million, though speculation suggests that 2016  Obama’s America will reach half of what that documentary did.

Without adjusted inflation or ticket prices, however, 2016 Obama’s America has already made more money than Sicko (2007), which grossed $24.5, Along with this, Moore’s Oscar-winning “ Bowling For Columbine” (2002) made $21.5 million. And “Capital ism: A Love Story” (2009) made $14.3. As of right now, 2016 Obama’s America has already brought in more money these.

Much debate occurred when Moore released “Fahrenheit 9/11” right before the election in 2004. “Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth” was released in 2006 and became the #1 grossing conservative political documentary of all time, even passing , “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”, which raised $7.7 million.

States where presidential candidates are hitting the hardest during election campaining (Arizona, Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, Coloragel, Ohio)  have proven the documentary a hot topic. The documentary, “The Roots Of Obama’s Rage” is based on the best-selling book that the conservative author Dinesh D’Souza wrote in 2010. This documentary began in only one theater and has now expanded to more than 1.000 locations.