Movie Blog Archives - April 2012

April 2012 Archive

Hollywood Writer Posts Explosive Letter, Says Mel Gibson 'Hates Jews,' Gibson Responds

By: Derrick Deane on April 12, 2012 at 2:36PM Comments (5)

Mel Gibson and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (Basic Instinct, Flashdance, Showgirls) are engaged in a war of words. In an accusatory nine-page letter, Eszterhas says Gibson hates Jews and paints a picture of an unstable former writing partner. Gibson responded stating Eszterhas delivered a substandard script and is angry about it. Who (if anyone) wins this war of words?


Sony Pictures to Turn 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Into a Superhero

By: Derrick Deane on April 12, 2012 at 2:00PM Comments

Superhero movies have been big business for the past decade, so it makes since that the studio that's bringing us a rebooted Spider-Man movie this summer is looking for other properites to adapt. But taking Sabrina the Teenage Witch and turning her into a superhero? Do you like this idea?


Six New Pictures from 'The Dark Knight Rises' Revealed

By: Derrick Deane on April 12, 2012 at 11:49AM Comments (17)

On the heels of the world premiere of The Avengers, Batman, one of DC's most popular superheroes is stepping back into the spotlight. Check out seven new images which will be featured in Entertainment Weekly's upcoming Summer Movie Preview issue.


'The Avengers' World Premiere Red Carpet Pics, Plus Free Comic Book Day Info

By: Derrick Deane on April 12, 2012 at 10:56AM Comments (6)

Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and the rest of The Avengers cast traded in their superhero suits for the glamour and excitement of the red carpet. Check out the pics from the world premiere, inside, as well as info on Free Comic Book Day!


Alamo Drafthouse Guide (4/12-4/18): The Drafthouse Invites You to Spend 'Midnight in Paris'

By: Brian Salisbury on April 12, 2012 at 9:54AM Comments

This week, the Alamo Drafthouse invites you to quest for a holy grail, spend Midnight in Paris, and sleep with the enemy.


'The Avengers' Set Visit Interview: Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner

By: Erik Davis on April 12, 2012 at 8:00AM Comments (4)

We sat down with the two humans of the Avengers team to talk costume woes, character interaction, their missions, and what exactly went through everyone's minds when they got the first draft of Joss Whedon's script.


Watch: 'The Avengers' World Premiere, Plus New Clips

By: Derrick Deane on April 11, 2012 at 6:18PM Comments (1)

The big day is finally here. We'll finally start to get the first impressions for The Avengers, as the world premiere takes place tonight at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. You can watch the live stream, inside!


'Man of Steel' To Be Edgy Like 'The Dark Knight Rises'

By: Derrick Deane on April 11, 2012 at 2:28PM Comments (8)

Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel, is still mor ethan a year away from hitting theaters. That hasn't stopped fans from wondering how it will turn out. Now, Dylan Sprayberry who plays young Clark Kent, says the tone of the reboot will take after Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. What do you think of Snyder taking after Nolan's darker, edgier approach?


'Anchorman 2' Plot Details, NWA Biopic Gets Director, Mark Wahlberg in John Grisham Adaptation

By: Derrick Deane on April 11, 2012 at 11:31AM Comments

Wirter/director Adam McKay dropped a few hints as to what Anchorman 2 might be about, while Mark Wahlberg is set to bring John Grisham back to the big screen. Also, the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton nails down a director.


'Skyfall' Set Visit Preview, Plus Four New Photos!

By: Rick Marshall on April 11, 2012 at 11:12AM Comments (7)

Fandango was among a handful of sites invited to cover the Skyfall set visit in London this week, and you won't believe what we saw. Get a taste of what's to come, and make sure to come back Monday when we post our full report.


Ridley Scott Has Choice Words for MPAA, Concerns for 'Prometheus'

By: Derrick Deane on April 11, 2012 at 10:48AM Comments (7)

While speaking at a public screening of Prometheus footage in London on Tuesday, director Ridley Scott had some choice words for the Motion Pictures Association of America and voiced some concern over what rating would be in the best interest for his upcoming sci-fi movie. Are you hoping for an R-rated Prometheus or do you think they'll soften the film for a PG-13 rating to allow more people to watch?


Exclusive: 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Poster Premiere!

By: John Halecky on April 11, 2012 at 10:27AM Comments

Exclusive: 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Poster Premiere!

The kind folks over at Film District have given us the exclusive poster premiere for Safety Not Guaranteed, opening in theaters this June. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson.


New on DVD: Streep Wows in 'Iron Lady,' 'Jaws' Gets Blu-ray Release Date

By: Stacie Hougland on April 10, 2012 at 5:54PM Comments

Meryl Streep embodies tough-cookie British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in this biopic that unfortunately doesn't give you enough of the woman's storied political career. In other news, find out when Jaws will get the Blu-ray treatment!


If Ben Kingsley Agrees to Terrorize Tony Stark in 'Iron Man 3,' Which Villain Might He Play?

By: Sean OConnell on April 10, 2012 at 12:45PM Comments (4)

Sir Ben Kingsley reportedly is in negotiations to play the villain in Shane Black's Iron Man 3, which reaches theaters in May 2013. But which of Iron Man's many foes would the Oscar winner play? And would there be room for another adversary in the anticipated sequel? We discuss the rumors and break down the possibilities.  


Tom Hanks As Walt Disney, Kid Cudi in TMNT Reboot and Tim Burton Returns with George Romero Spoof

By: Derrick Deane on April 10, 2012 at 11:55AM Comments

Tom Hanks is currently in talks to star as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks, a behind-the-scenes making of film about Mary Poppins. Also, Kid Cudi is rumored to be involved with Michael Bay's rebooted Ninja Turtles reboot and Tim Burton may be returning to stop-motion animation with a George A. Romero spoof.


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