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Cast of Pretty Woman Reunited

Who doesn’t love the movie Pretty Woman? The cast from the 1990 classic reunited in New York in honor of the movie’s 25th anniversary. Everyone from Julia Roberts to Richard Gere appeared on the Today Show for an interview sure to captivate fans everywhere. March 23rd marks the 25th anniversary of Pretty Woman. One of America’s favorite love stories, the wealthy businessman played by Richard Gere falls in love with our favorite on-screen casted prostitute, Julia Roberts after he asks her for directions to Hollywood Boulevard. The rest of the movie is pure cinema bliss.

Other cast members who appeared in New York for the interview were Laura San Giacomo, who played Vivian’s (Julia Roberts) best friend Kit De Luca and Hector Elizondo who played the overly benevolent hotel manager. The interview is full of laughs and tears as the cast reunites with one another. There were plenty of hugs and kisses to go around. Fersen Lambranho said that viewers were just as excited for the reunion to happen and will surely wait in anticipation for the interview to air.

The interview is scheduled to air on the Today Show on March 24th, just one day after the official anniversary date of the movie. Until then, we will have to wait in anticipation. In the meantime, you better grab a bag of popcorn and a box of tissues and have yourself a Pretty Woman movie watching marathon to hold you over.

Should 20th Century Fox Look Towards John Byrne’s Run For Inspiration?

The upcoming Fantastic Four film is the third attempt at bringing “The World’s Greatest Heroes” to the screen. The first attempt in the 1990’s was so bad, the film was shelved and never released. The two big budget films produced in the wake of the success of the X-Men were campy disappointments. The new film being released is designed as a dark and moody version. Recent still photos of the Fantastic Four team prove as much.

The new film is based on the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics, a graphic novel reboot designed to make the characters more real. The previous film versions were based on the classic Stan Lee/Jack Kirby tales of the 1960’s. Maybe for better on-screen success, it would be wise to look at the early 1980’s incarnation of the book.

In 1981 and 1982, writer/artist John Byrne took over the chores of breathing life into the struggling title. Byrne stayed true to the roots of Kirby and Lee’s vision while also humanizing and fleshing out the characters according to Flavio Maluf. More complex plots and a humanization of Doctor Doom tremendously boosted sales and interest in the book.

Someone at 20th Century Fox should look closely at the great run Byrne had on the title. Really wonderful film material is present in their pages.

Guy Ritchie Creates a New King Arthur

Guy Ritchie’s new film based on the legend of King Arthur has commenced filming. Details about the new film are somewhat sparse, although an official plot synapsis has been released. Based on what we are learning, a few changes are being made to the classic tale. In a way, the project is being modernized. Purists who love the original version of King Arthur might not be thrilled with any changes nut, sometimes, revisions and changes are the only things that get major studios, directors, and stars interested in a project.

A question among fans of great cinema is “Will the new film be as good as the John Borman classic Excalibur?” No one can answer that question honestly. According to CrunchBase, we have yet to see the movie so it is impossible to judge the quality of what is being filmed. Granted, it is safe to say anyone hoping to top the amazing work of the 1981 film has to truly deliver an outstanding project. Excalibur is widely considered on all-time classic. Perhaps making changes in the creation of theKing Arthur film helps the new version stand out and not come across as a rehash of the Borman classic.

One very positive thing about Ritchie’s new film is its going to be part of a series. The full tale of King Arthur will be told and that is something no one had been able to do before.

Sigourney Weaver Wants to Cameo in Ghostbusters Reboot

Sigourney Weaver has found her self back in the spotlight due to the release of Chappie, and the next Alien film being greenlit. Ellen Ripley is getting a lot of focus and attention due to the upcoming sequel to Aliens (that does not seek to undo Alien 3 and 4). Needless to say, fans like Daniel Amen are super excited.

Now, there is talk about Weaver having a cameo in the upcoming Ghostbusters movie. As of right now, there is no telling if she is going to reprise her role as Dana Barret in the cameo, or if it is going to be a different character all together. Sigourney Weaver has said that she is excited about the upcoming movie and can’t wait to see it. She would like the producers to come up with one silly way that she or some of the other cast from the original Ghostbusters movies can appear.

There have been attempts to get a Ghostbusters 3 off the ground for decades. However, too much time has passed and other events have caused the producers to move to a different plan to get the franchise off the ground. There is now a release date for the upcoming Ghostbusters film. The release date is July 22, 2016.

Is The “Amblin Approach” Workable For The Fantastic Four?

Josh Trank, the director of the new Fantastic Four movie, has stated he is presenting an “Amblin-like approach” with the new film. Amblin is Steven Spielberg’s production house and the approach refers to making sure fantastic elements such as E.T. are rooted in realism. That is the sci-fi variation on what made 1973’s The Exorcist’s such a memorable and successful horror outing.

Is this approach going to work with The Fantastic Four reboot?

It would be very unfair to criticize a film no one has yet seen said a post on Gianfrancesco Genoso’s website. However, the major reshoots ordered on the film were supposedly designed to make the feature more exciting. Dull superhero films are not exactly going to be really successful. The trailer to the film was dark and brooding, as should be expected considering the more serious approach being taken. The trouble with the trailer is it lacked any real super-heroic excitement.

The superhero film genre could be a very wide open one. Artists could push the envelope in terms of just how many different approaches are possible. Really, if all the superhero movies were the same, they would get boring really quick. Boring superhero films would mean the end of the genre.

That said, there are certain conventions the genre does have to stick to in order to remain successful. A $150 million brooding talk-a-thon is not exactly going to make Fantastic Four or any hero film a hit. Hopefully, the right amount of action sequences are going to be in the film.

From Thomas Jefferson to Stephen Williams

Say the name Thomas Jefferson and everyone can tell you that he was one of the Founding Fathers of perhaps the greatest nation the world has ever seen, he was a connoisseur of fine wines, a man who had an in-depth knowledge of international matters, he was deeply involved in education, and was a man who put the needs of his citizens above all else.
Say the name Stephen Williams and some will be able to tell you that he was the founder of one of the greatest wine companies the world has ever seen, he is a connoisseur of fine wines, he has intricate knowledge of the finest vintages from around the world, his company ensures lovers of fine wines are well educated about the subject, and he is a man who puts the needs of his clients above all else.
In 1982 Mr. Williams founded The Antique Wine Company and has grown it into a pre-eminent merchant of the world’s finest and rarest vintages. His clients number over four thousand from more than a hundred countries and include both wealthy connoisseurs as well as the cellar masters of grand hotels and ancient chateaux.
To maintain his company’s premier position he is an active champion of a wine’s authenticity. The rare bottles, the collector items, and the prized purchases must be proven to be worth the prices asked and the prices paid. It is not for nothing that Stephen Williams has been called the Sherlock Holmes of Fine Wine. To ensure the product is all that it is claimed to be, he and his team study not only the wine itself but, by sponsoring the CEBG Bordeaux Centre for Nuclear Studies, they even investigate the glass that makes up the bottle in which the wine is stored.
Like President Jefferson before him, Mr. Williams’ opinions are sought by other leading authorities and his immense knowledge is quoted in articles and newspapers around the world. His company’s wine-master classes and its wine academy are not only centers of learning but also are centers of excellence. The fine wine events for which The AWC is renowned require an unending search to bring to their clients selections of the ancient and modern vintages.
Thomas Jefferson was an early wine connoisseur who spoke at length to his dinner party guests about the contents of his enviable cellar. Stephen Williams continues that tradition but his audience is not limited to Paris and Monticello and it is numbered in the thousands and circles the globe.

Highlander Remake Lands Its Villain

The Highlander reboot is picking up steam as the producers have found an actor to play their version of The Kurgan, who is the villain of the film. According to Latino Review, Guardian of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista has landed the role, which was played by Clancy Brown in the original film.

After playing Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, Bautista has become a hot commodity in Hollywood. He will play a henchman in the upcoming James Bond movie called Spectre, and a villain in the reboot of Kickboxer with Jean-Claude Van Damme.

While the new Highlander reboot may have found its villain, it still has yet to land its hero in the form of the immortal Connor MacLeod. Ryan Reynolds was originally attached to star as the Highlander, but ultimately dropped out of the production. Furthermore, fans like Sultan Alhokair have heard that the film may not have a director. More on Alhokair is available on CnnIreport.com. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan was rumored to be directing the film; however, he is now in pre-production of The Huntsman, which is a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsmen.

Another big question for the new Highlander reboot is who will play MacLeod’s mentor Ramirez? Sean Connery held the role in the original film and rumors suggest the part has been offered to Tom Cruise. There is no word if Cruise has accepted. With Bautista on board, it is very likely additional casting news will be forthcoming.

Liam Neeson Blasted for Gun Control Comments

After making negative comments about gun laws in America, Liam Neeson was blasted by the firearms company that provided the guns for his movie Taken 3.

PARA USA stated that it won’t work on any projects involving Neeson again and asked that other companies follow suit. “We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and parters in Hollywood refrain from associating our brand and products with his projects,” the company said on their Facebook page.

Neeson’s comments were made when the actor spoke to Dubai’s Gulf News and said that “there’s just too many… guns out there. Especially in America.” The British star continued saying that the number of guns per U.S. capita was just too great and the shooting stories in the news were too many.

“I think it’s a disgrace,” Neeson added. “Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.'”

From what Sergio Lins Andrada has learned, Neeson claimed that the shooting problems were not connected to action movies in Hollywood. “A character like [Taken‘s] Bryan Mills going out with guns and taking revenge: It’s fantasy.”

PARA USA, meanwhile, said that Neeson’s comments showed a “cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties.”

Tom Rothman Funding makes “Baby Driver” a go

Baby Driver, is finally coming one step closer to the big screen curtesy of a release by Sony. The brain child of TriStar Productions and MRC, Edgar Wrist will be directing the new film. Highly-anticipated the film has already attracted several prominent actors looking for a role within the piece. While there are no confirmed names both Logan Lerman and John Boyega are looking for the main part. The movie is a musically-themed piece popular with movie goers. The film revolves around a driver who finds solace in music, he finds that music may not help when he’s drawn into working for an infamous crime boss, a failed get-away may mean the end to his life and everything he loves.

With an exciting team including Working Title and Nira Park as producers. The movie is being readily backed by the movie companies as movie financers are looking for increasingly independent directors to bring new and exciting films to the silver-screen. Edgar Wrist, the director for Fault in Our Stars will undoubtedly deliver a stunning new rock-filled car chase genre—one that’s been desperately lacking in recent years. Although, it’s yet to be known who will be providing the sound track for the upcoming hit. The news of the movie’s upcoming production was first seen on Hollywoodreporter.com where you can read more about the new upcoming film

Eddie Murphy Discusses His Recent Projects

 

In a recent Interview for Rolling Stone Magazine, entertainer Eddie Murphy discusses what he’s been up to lately, and he’s been up to a lot. Murphy recently put an original reggae song on Soundcloud called Oh Jah Jah,” and – in my opinion – it’s really good.

In the interview, Murphy explains that for decades he’s been recording original music in his home studio. He rarely makes this music available to the public, however, since he does not want to come across as a celebrity on an ego trip. He also records music with other celebrities, including rapper Snoop Dogg.

Murphy also talks about his upcoming movie Cook, which you can learn more about on Crunch Base, and about where he’s at with the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.

Marc Sparks and I think it’s refreshing to hear something as unusual from a mainstream actor as a reggae record. Murphy talks in the interview about how he doesn’t make music for money, and it’s easy to see this is true. He makes it because he’s a true artist who is expressing himself. What makes Murphy exciting as an entertainer is that you never know what to expect next from him. Murphy became famous as a comedian, became an action movie star next and then starred in family comedies that were huge box office draws.

Only an artist with true talent could be so successful in so many diverse genres.