Posts Tagged ‘movie news’

R.I.P. Paul Walker

December 9, 2013

Paul Walker was found dead this past Saturday as a result of a car accident. The protagonist of the film series ‘Fast & Furious’ was headed to a charity event in California when the car he was in crashed.

Paul Walker at the Fast & Furious premiere at ...

Paul Walker at the Fast & Furious premiere at Leicester Square. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to police reports, Walker’s friend, Roger Rhodes, was at the wheel and was responsible for the crash. The LAPD ruled out that they were participating in an unlawful race, however many experts say the Porsche Carrera GT is very popular in illegal street racing – one of the world’s most dangerous sports.

Paul Walker, the 40-year-old Californian actor, rose to worldwide fame for playing Brian O’Conner in the movie saga “The Fast & Furious.” His death shocked the whole team in the series immensely. James Wan, the director of the film, was completely devastated by the news. Vin Diesel, usually a man of many words, couldn’t muster many about the death of his friend. Other stars took to Twitter to express their sympathies, as well.

The cause of the accident is still not clear. What is clear is that Rhodes was traveling at a high rate of speed. Media images have been posted where you can see that the car was not only was completely destroyed, but also swept away three lampposts before ending up crashing into a tree. It is unknown if the impact took the lives of the two or if it was the fire. One thing is sure, the world lost another great actor and human being on Saturday.

We’re big Paul Walker and ‘Fast and Furious’ fans here at Blair Stover, and Paul is already sorely missed! Tell us your favorite Paul Walker moment below.

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Depp Lands Lead Role in Transcendence

November 5, 2012

The “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” star has landed another major role. Blair Stover has the details below.

Johnny Depp has been offered the lead role in Wally Pfister’s upcoming film, “Transcendence.” Depp has accepted the role of a husband who gets sucked into an evil man-made computer. He will receive $20 million for his role in the movie.

Noomi Rapace is being considered by Pfister for the lead female role in the film. James McAvoy and Tobey Maguire are also being considered for the other two leading male roles. It is also reported that Chistoph Waltz is being considered for a supporting role.

In other movie news, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Grant, and Bradley Cooper have also been placed into new leading roles.

 

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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