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DVD Review: Inkheart

inkheart_boxart-DVD-2-070709When Mo Folchart reads a story, the characters leap off the page. Literally. And that’s a problem. Mo must somehow use his special powers to send the interlopers back to their world; and save ours. If ever a task was easier read than done, this is it. Mo and his daughter Meggie, aided by friends real and fictional, plunge into a thrilling quest that pits them against diabolical villains, fantastic beasts and dangers at every turn. Brendan Fraser (The Mummy films, Journey to the Center of the Earth) leads a splendid cast (including Academy Award winners* Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent) in an all-fun, all-family film of Cornelia Funke?s bestseller. Follow Mo and Meggie into adventure more exciting than any ever read. Because it’s adventure they’re going to live!

Read my review of the DVD after the jump. Continue reading DVD Review: Inkheart

The Hobbit Will Span Two Films

The original plan for the The Hobbit was to have one film adapted from the novel and then have a second film that would bridge the gap between it and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.  The situation has now changed, with Del Toro and Jackson revealing to Empire that […]

Casting Bites: Thomas Dekker Headed to ‘Elm Street’, Megan Fox in The Crossing and Patrick Wilson in Morning Glory and more

meganfox-042009Here are a few of the latest casting bites from film:

  • Screen Gems has signed Megan Fox to star as the lead in the border thriller The Crossing.  Fox will be playing the wife who must smuggle heroin across the border in order to save her husband, who was carjacked and kidnapped while in Mexico with his wife. [Risky Biz Blog]
  • Patrick Wilson (Watchmen) has been cast in the Paramount Pictures comedy Morning Glory opposite Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton and Jeff Goldblum. Wilson will be playing the romantic partner of McAdams’ character in the comedy. [THR]
  • Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) is in final negotiations to join the cast of the A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot.  He’ll play Jesse, a jock on the swim team. [Shock Till You Drop]

More bites after the jump. Continue reading Casting Bites: Thomas Dekker Headed to ‘Elm Street’, Megan Fox in The Crossing and Patrick Wilson in Morning Glory and more

Jackie Earle Haley Cast in Nightmare on Elm Street

THR’s Risky Biz Blog has confirmed Latino Review‘s scoop from back in February that Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) has signed on to play Freddy Krueger in New Line’s Nightmare on Elm Street reboot.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on April 16, […]

Casting Bites: Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Justin Long and more

Here are some of the latest casting hires for film and television.

Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) is returning to comedy, landing the starring role in the untitled Tad Quill half-hour pilot for ABC. [THR] Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones have been cast in The Company Men, an independently financed drama about the […]

MacGyver Headed to the Big Screen

New Line putting MacGyver, the hit ABC series, into development as a feature film.  Raffaella De Laurentiis, daughter of Dino De Laurentiis (who is executive producer), is producing the project through her Raffaella Prods. along with Martha De Laurentiis and series creator Lee Zlotoff.

MacGyver starred Richard Dean Anderson and ran for seven seasons […]

New Line Developing Second 3D Journey to the Center of the Earth

New Line has decided to take another 3D Journey to the Center of the Earth.  The film grossed a respectable $240.6 million worldwide (its budget was just $60M), but New Line wanted to wait and see how the DVD numbers turned out before committing to a sequel.  Turns out the performance on DVD was […]

A Nightmare on Elm Street Set for April 16, 2010

Warner Bros. and New Line have set an April 16, 2010 release date for the upcoming horror remake A Nightmare on Elm Street.

The project is based on a script by Wesley Strick and will be directed by music-video turned film director Samuel Bayer. At the moment, competition isn’t too crowded for that date, […]

Platinum Dunes Moving Foward with Friday the 13th Follow-up

New Line and Platinum Studios have announced that they are moving forward with a follow-up to their recent Friday the 13th update.  THR’s Risky Biz Blog reports that the film “is expected to be not a sequel so much as a follow-up”.  Explained further, they add that “the new picture is expected to use […]

New Line Hopes for The Hobbit in 2009

New Line founder and co-chairman Robert K. Shaye told the New York Times that the studio is looking to release The Hobbit in 2009

Continue reading New Line Hopes for The Hobbit in 2009