Every once in a while, a movie is released that is so well written, so well directed, so fundamentally GOOD that the film becomes more than just some scenes recorded on celluloid – they become the movies that remind us why we love movies in the first place. Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, The Godfather; these are just a few examples of movies that not only pleased generations of audiences but actually carved a place in American culture. Now, in the 21st Century, where we have the technology to bring pretty much any aspect of our imagination to life, filmmakers are exploring ways to make the best movies possible and this movement is giving birth to a slew of films that will remain important throughout time. Then, there’s Lionsgate who, for whatever reason, has decided to throw out any attempt at making a movie that matters and has now turned back to making more entries in a franchise that is…less than epic – The Twilight Saga. That’s right. There are more of these movies on the way. (more…)
Once upon a time, there was a shortlist of directors being considered to helm the prequel to ‘Snow White & The Huntsman.’ One was Frank Darabont, a wizened old sort with an affinity for Hawaiian shirts and actor Tom Hanks. Another was Gavin O’Connor, helmer of warriors and possessor of the wry smile. The final participant was a wayward fellow with a blank, ghostly stare named Andy Muschietti. Of the three, none had reportedly committed liaisons with the original film’s star Kristen Stewart, an affront that cost the first film’s director Rupert Sanders his return appearance. But in the realms of fantasy and wonder, small men shall surge on, whistling while they work. And lo, a chosen one shall lead them. Crack the seal, weary traveler, and let thou click “more” to read on! (more…)
It’s one of those projects that seems to have no one excited, but the studio seems dead-set to proceed with anyway, but there has been some movement on the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel. The new film based on the 2012 hit revisionist fairy tale will be under the guidance of Shawshank Redemption filmmaker and Walking Dead TV series creator Frank Darabont, his first film since the Stephen King adaptation The Mist in 2007. Not only is Darabont’s involvement the rumor du jour about the project, but sources are saying this sequel will tilt a little more towards one character in the title than the other. (more…)
Here’s an interesting rumor despite your opinion about remakes, but the latest name attached to The Crow remake is none other than Walking Dead star Norman Reedus. Now Reedus won’t be playing the part of Eric Draven, that spots already been in filled (rumor has it) by Lee Evans, so Reedus, sources say, will be playing the role of “James.” So who is “James,” what does it mean, and who might the production be looking at to play the part of Shelly? Read on. (more…)
According to the readers of British Dude Stuff site, Menkind, K-Stew is the absolute LEAST attractive actress in all of Tinsel Town.
Now, I don’t have very many positive things to say about Kristen Stewart–and even fewer about Twilight (Fun Thought: Imagine if Kristen Stewart and Hayden Christiansen had kids–they’d be the blandest children ever born).
Oh, I’m not questioning anyone’s aesthetic judgment: There’s no accounting for taste, particularly where physical beauty is concerned, but have we really sunk to the point where we’re ranking female celebs by how UN-attractive we think they are?
Makes me pine for the days when the denizens of the Interwebs were content with just making “Hottest Babes” lists–now we feel the need to let the world know what celebs we WOULDN’T bang?
If we must be shallow and superficial, is it too much to ask that we at least be POSITIVE about it?
To satisfy your morbid curiousity, these are the women that Ms. Stewart defeated to claim her crown as least doable actress in the UK:
2. Sarah Jessica Parker
3. Lindsay Lohan
4. Denise Richards
5. Kirsten Dunst
6. Mischa Barton
7. Hilary Swank
8. Lucy Liu
9. Tilda Swinton
10. Uma Thurman
Like I said: No accounting for taste.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to write an official apology on behalf of my entire gender.
Back in August we reported that Kristen Stewart, star of the Twilight franchise, was dropped from Universal‘s planned sequel for Snow White and the Huntsman 2 with the studio in favour of going towards a Huntsman-centered sequel. And after all the negative publicity Stewart had with director Rupert Sanders, it was easy to see why.
Who wants that kind of behind-the-scenes history following them into another successful film, right? Well after this weekend’s haul from Twilight: Breaking Dawn -Part 2 – a reported $340.9 million worldwide – Universal has recanted on their dismissal and wishes to bring the actress (and I use that term loosely) back to co-star alongside the Huntsman himself, star Chris Hemsworth.
I guess that leaves Rupert looking forward to Tom Cruise’s Van Helsing reboot, since the studio doesn’t plan on repeating trends, no matter how juicy they were for publicity. Good news about the reported sequel though is that according to Radar Online, production could begin as soon as the end of 2013, with a script by David Koepp.
Seeing as how Kristen really has nothing else going for her right now, she’d be wise to stay with the project. But her axe-wielding counterpart might be an issue. Hemsworth is currently reprising his role as Thor in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, after which he’s onto Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse. And after that Chris is looking to squeeze in time on Stephen Gaghan’s Candy Store before suiting up once again for Joss Whedon and The Avengers 2. So as long as there are no real delays for Chris in the future, we should expect a return to the Snow White and the Huntsman franchise and at least a little quality acting in the sequel.
Source: Radar Online
Nerdy Bits: Krang O’ Lantern,The Whovian Prayer, Fake Kristen Stewart Explains Halloween, Ghostbusters ROCKS, and MOAR!
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ABOVE: The TMNT watermelon core Krang O’ lantern pumpkin. “Shredder, you idiot. Where is my body?” [MikeV]
There are no NB staffers that particularly care about K-stew’s vampire romps (me included). It’s against our better judgment to post any Twilight related stuffs. We know, however, that some of you out there actually watch these movies. Don’t ask me why. Seriously, don’t. I’ll just scream, kick and say very rude things.
Anyway, this is for the Twi-hards out there (and I say that with all due respect).
A new clip has been released for director Bill Condon‘s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. The clip features Kristen Stewart‘s Bella arm wrestling Kellan Lutz’s character Emmett.
She might be good at arm wrestling muscular vampires, but lets see her take on Lincoln Hawk from Over the Top!
Breaking Dawn Part 2 hits theaters November 15th.
Argh, I really hate having to post Twilight stuff. I can assure you that none of the Nerd Bastards here approve of the franchise. We generally stay away from it.We know, however, that some of our audience are pretty die hard Twilight fans. Don’t ask me why. It’s because of these fans that we are obligated to share in hot Twilight buzz.
I’m so itching to spew specious hate, but imma keep it in and get this crap over with…
At the MTV’s VMA ceremony last night, a 90-second trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 was aired. The spot features a lot of the footage from the trailer and stuff that wasn’t. Actually, it highlights the resolves, or lack there of, between the vampire clans. “Witness the epic final battle of 15 people in the snow” is what they’re going for.
I’m still laughing my ass off at how Kristen Stewart publicists kept her off the stage at MTV’s VMA ceremony. That cheatin’ girl really screwed things up for herself and this movie, didn’t she?
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 opens on November 16.
The astonishing conclusion to the series, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.