‘HARRY POTTER’ NEARS ‘STAR WARS’ BOX-OFFICE TOTAL
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Luke Skywalker has Harry Potter breathing down his neck.
So it’s a good thing George Lucas is rereleasing the six “Star Wars” feature films in a couple of years; otherwise, he’d be in danger of losing his status as the filmmaker behind the most popular franchise of all time.
The “Star Wars” films have earned $4 billion worldwide, and sales of merchandise account for another $20 billion.
But in calculating its latest list of the most lucrative film franchises, Forbes magazine used only domestic box-office figures, and it did not adjust for inflation.
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I confess I’m pretty pleased with this *G* Though somewhat miffed at the 3D release of Star Wars. I think Lucas has really destroyed my love for that franchise with the pre-equals and not to mention, 3D doesn’t need to be used on every movie that was ever made. Will you go see the 3D release?
HARRY POTTER STAR JOINS MIB 3
Emma Thompson’s skipping the bard for blockbusters – if even temporarily.
The British gem, known for her long associations with Bill Shakespeare inspired features (many of which she made with ex-husband Kenneth Branagh, like “Much Ado About Nothing”) but also for her roles in such films as “Nanny McPhee”, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “The Remains of the Day” (what a marvelous movie that was; features one of the last performances by the great Christopher Reeve), has joined the cast of “Men in Black 3”.
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I really did think that the MIB series had run it’s course, but I guess not. Her casting does make the this 3rd movie seem much more interesting though. Do you think she will be a good fit for the franchise?
MICHAEL CAINE REVEALS INCEPTION ENDING
Source: Digital Spy
Sir Michael Caine has shared his theories on the ending of Inception.
Speaking to Radio 1’s Chris Moyles, the actor revealed that it took him some time to understand the final scenes of Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller.
“I loved the movie Inception, it was absolutely great. I eventually understood it because Chris has a mind all of his own,” he said.
READ MORE ABOUT MICHAEL CAINE’S THOUGHTS ON THE ENDING HERE
I think this is one of those movies where everyone will have their own version of the ending, but I am firmly in agreement with this one. Are you?
IS ‘MOORISE KINGDOM’ WES ANDERSON’S SCI-FI MOVIE
Source: Brand X Daily
Last year, at the premiere of director Wes Anderson’s accurately titled “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” he told your tenacious blogger (then working for Access Hollywood) that he’d be open to making a Kubrick-inspired sci-fi film: “I’d like to do a movie in space,” he said at the time. “If possible I would like to try to actually shoot some of it on location in space. That’s my preference.”
READ MORE AND WATCH AN INTERVIEW HERE.
It began as a joke and now it’s close to becoming a reality – are you excited to see Anderson tackle this?
ALIEN PREQUAL STALLED OVER BUDGET AND RATING DISAGREEMENT
Things aren’t looking good for sci-fi horror fans who’ve waited more than thirty years for Ridley Scott to return to his Alien franchise. The director’s upcoming Untitled Alien Prequel has been put on indefinite hold due to disagreements over both the proposed budget and the rating.
Sky Movies reports that Ridley Scott is looking for upwards of $250 million to make this highly anticipated prequel. He is also pushing quite heavily for an R rated film full of horror and violence. 20th Century Fox, on the other hand, would rather continue the path they’ve carved out with the Alien vs. Predator spin-offs, and keep their Untitled Alien Prequel aimed at teens with a PG-13 rating. They’ve made it quite clear that they will not finance a film that restricts younger audience members from paying to see it.
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All this happens when Ridley Scott is returning to his franchise? Bah, that sucks! What do you think of an Alien prequal with Scott back? Were you looking forward to it?
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