Tuesday, August 30, 2011

RIP Coming Attractions

I have returned to officially announce the death of Coming Attractions. However, like a phoenix, it has been reborn as "Next Up Hollywood"! Please follow.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

THOR trailer thunders!

From ComingSoon.net:

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios have revealed the first official trailer for Thor which you can watch using the player below.

Opening in 3D and 2D theaters on May 6, the Kenneth Branagh-directed adaptation stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg and Colm Feore."

I'm so stoked for Thor, and I actually know other people are too!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

REAL STEEL knocks out a trailer

From ComingSoon.net:

"[DreamWorks Pictures] has released the first trailer for director Shawn Levy's Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie.

In the film, opening in conventional and IMAX theaters on October 7, 2011, Jackman plays Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON blasts off a trailer

From ComingSoon.net:

"The [teaser] trailer for Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon is now online and can be watched using the player below!

Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on July 1, the third installment stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk and John Turturro.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon features Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) taking his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet's most dangerous secrets."

Monday, November 29, 2010

Irvin Kershner has passed...

From ComingSoon.net:

"...director Irvin Kershner, best known for directing the Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, has passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 87 after a long bout with illness. Born in Philadelphia in 1923, the filmmaker trained in music and photography before making documentaries and features starting in the late '50s. His breakout came exactly thirty years ago when George Lucas hired him to helm Empire Strikes Back, which many movie fans still consider the best of the beloved series. That was followed by the unauthorized James Bond flick Never Say Never Again, starring Sean Connery, and another sequel, RoboCop 2."

I honestly was watching The Empire Strikes Back last night. It is a great film, but I love A New Hope so much more.

Mr. Kershner, you will be missed.

Leslie Nielsen has passed...

From ComingSoon.net:

"Actor Leslie Nielsen passed away today at a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida hospital, according to his agent John S. Kelly. He died of complications from pneumonia at the age of 84.

Born on February 11, 1926, Nielsen is most known for his roles in comedies such as Airplane! and The Naked Gun films.

His agent sent out the following statement:

'We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60 year career in motion pictures and television.

Mr. Nielsen, 84, died of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, surrounded by his lovely wife and dear friends at 5:34pm EST today.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to the charity of your choice.'

Nielsen appeared in over 100 films, including Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure, as well as over 1,500 TV programs during his career."

I mostly remember him in films like The Reluctant Astronaut (him playing a straight man role in a comedy), Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, Superhero Movie and my favorite, Mr. Magoo.

RIP Mr. Nielsen, you will be missed. Yes, we are serious. And don't call me Shirley.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gore Verbinski says, "Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!"

From ComingSoon.net:

"Walt Disney Pictures has confirmed... that Gore Verbinksi is now officially signed on for Disney's The Lone Ranger.

Verbinksi, who has worked with Johnny Depp on the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and the upcoming Rango, will re-team with the actor, currently attached to play the Lone Ranger's sidekick, Tonto.

The Lone Ranger's origin story begins with a group of Texas Rangers chasing down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish. The gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.

The film version will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with a script from Justin Haythe."

From out of the West, in a cloud of dust,