Posts tagged as: Warner Bros

The rise and fall, and rise of the American gangster movie

The rise and fall, and rise of the American gangster movie

Seemingly always en vogue, gangsters have been especially so in recent years. The grand seigneur of American cinema, Martin Scorsese, finally won his long-deserved first Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for “The Departed” in 2007. Michael Mann’s 2009 effort “Public Enemies” was a big-budget production with high-dollar stars. The HBO drama “The Sopranos” […]

Martin Freeman Confirmed as Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’

Martin Freeman Confirmed as Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’

Warner Bros./New Line Cinema and MGM announced in a joint press release that Martin Freeman (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) will play Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit,” to be direct by Peter Jackson. “Despite the various rumours and speculation surrounding this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us. There are […]

‘The Hobbit’ Gets the Greenlight; Production to Begin in February

‘The Hobbit’ Gets the Greenlight; Production to Begin in February

Fantasy fans, rejoice.  “The Hobbit,” a two part prequel to “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy based on J.R.R. Tokien’s celebrated novel will finally become a reality. The Wrap reported this morning that the embattled franchise finally received its greenlight from co-producing studios, Warner Bros. and MGM, and soon thereafter the NY Times reported that […]

Tom Hardy to Reunite With Christopher Nolan for ‘Batman 3’

Tom Hardy to Reunite With Christopher Nolan for ‘Batman 3’

Following his powerhouse performance in Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Bronson,” Tom Hardy’s career as been on the fast track to the big time. And although his plans to play Mad Max in the George Miller-directed “Mad Max: Fury Road” has hit another snag, the burgeoning superstar sits atop the heap for another high profile role at Warner […]

‘The Hobbit’ Closing in on Greenlight from MGM, New Line, Warner Bros.

‘The Hobbit’ Closing in on Greenlight from MGM, New Line, Warner Bros.

After years of delays, setbacks, ecstatic highs and devastating lows, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work may soon find themselves back in Middle-earth. According to LA Times Warner Bros., its subsidiary New Line Cinema, and partner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are very close to giving the greenlight to one of the most anticipated pair of films in history. The […]

Warner Bros. Picks Up Al Capone Script, ‘Cicero’

Warner Bros. Picks Up Al Capone Script, ‘Cicero’

Hollywood has long had a fascination with notorious gangster, Al Capone. And, at least over at Warner Bros., that fascination is alive and well. The studio has decided to pick up a screenplay, “Cicero,” on the origins of the infamous public enemy by writer Walon Green (“The Wild Bunch,” “Robocop 2”). “Cicero” focuses on Capone’s […]

Green Lantern’s Suit Will Be Computer Generated

Green Lantern’s Suit Will Be Computer Generated

Almost immediately following the announcement of each new superhero movie debate rages about how the hero’s suit, usually the most visual and recognizable part of the character, should be transferred to the big screen. Far from trivial fanboy obsession, the cinematic design of a superhero’s costume can make or break the film. The silver screen […]

Struggling Blockbuster Strikes Deal With WB, Fox, Sony

Struggling Blockbuster Strikes Deal With WB, Fox, Sony

Once the king of home video movie rentals, Blockbuster has found itself in dire straits competing with popular services like Netflix and Redbox.  But the struggling company is doing everything it can to avoid bankruptcy announcing Tuesday that it had struck a deal giving first lien on its Canadian assets to Warner Bros., Sony and […]

Even Legends Flub Their Lines; Bogart, Cagney, Robinson Blooper Reel

Even Legends Flub Their Lines; Bogart, Cagney, Robinson Blooper Reel

Humphrey Bogart and Jimmy Cagney were the epitome of the man’s man in Hollywood’s golden age. They never missed a step, always knew the right (or wrong in Cagney’s case) thing to say.  But this annual Warner Bros. blooper reel from 1936 proves that even legends flub their lines.  Ah, the beauty of Youtube. The […]

Clash of the Titans Trailer

In Clash of the Titans, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the […]

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