Cronenberg Casts “The Talking Cure”

David Cronenberg has cast the three lead roles in his new movie, “The Talking Cure.”  Keira Knightly, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender will be playing the leads in the film adaptation of the Christopher Hampton play.  Waltz and Fassbender, as you know, both appeared this year in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.” The story is about …

Writer Dan O’Bannon Dead at Age 63

Dan O’Bannon, best known for writing the original “Alien” movie has died at the age of 63. O’Bannon got his start in 1975 at USC, where he collaboarated with fellow student John Carpenter to create “Dark Star.”  That short was eventually expanded to a full-length feature, which launched both O’Bannon and Carpenter’s careers.  O’Bannon worked …

Golden Globe Noms Released

Tuesday morning found people on the west coast up very early to hear the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations.  Here’s the full list, with the TV categories included: Best Motion Picture – Drama Avatar (2009) The Hurt Locker (2008) Inglourious Basterds (2009) Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) Up in the …

Phillips Talks “Hangover 2”

Todd Phillips, director of this summer’s hit comedy, “The Hangover,” has talked about the plans for a sequel.  Phillips made the comments while putting the finishing touches on his next movie, “Due Date,” which stars Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis.  (Phillips said that he is “in awe of Zach.”) Meanwhile, the plans for “Hangover …

Review: Up in the Air

Ryan Bingham likes to keep things simple.  A constant traveler for work, he lives his life with his frequent flyer cards, his hotel reward programs, everywhere he goes, he is greeted with a chorus of, “it’s great to see you again, Mr. Bingham.”  Ryan Bingham is a professional down-sizer.

Cameron Talks “Avatar” Sequels

James Cameron is one week away from the opening of “Avatar,” one of the most talked about movies of the year.  Already the question is being asked, ‘what’s next?’  Cameron is said to be working on a remake of “Fantastic Voyage,” the story of scientists shrunk down and placed into the blood stream of a …

DVD Review: Angels & Demons

There are two types of Ron Howard movies: those that are clearly award bait, (“Apollo 13,” “Frost/Nixon,” “A Beautiful Mind,”) and those that are not, (“The Paper,” “Ransom,” and “The Grinch.”)  His most recent movie, an adaptation of Dan Brown’s best selling book, “Angels & Demons” is one of the later.

“Spiderman 4” Villain Casting News… Is This True?

You’ve no doubt read this before, but there is news about “Spiderman 4.”  Movieline is reporting that John Malkovich and Anne Hathaway have entered into negotiations to play the villeins in the fourth movie.  Reportedly, producers want Malkovich to play The Vulture.  Hathaway will not be playing the Black Cat, (reportedly due in no small …