Monthly Archive: March 2015

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.