Upcoming Movies Dish 2/17/10
Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins star in this thriller remake of the 1941 original. It premiered last weekend and made over $31 million but will it continue to rake in the cash? Critics seem to agree that Del Toro fits the bill as Lon Chaney Jr.?s replacement- physically at least. His performance has not been praised and was described as melancholy according to Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor. Ebert gave it two and a half stars out of four and a critic from Rolling Stone gave it just one and a half stars.
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This movie opens tomorrow and I will be the first in line at the theater. How can you go wrong with a Scorcese movie on top of the fact that this will be his first psychological thriller? I refuse to read any more about this movie because I want it to be a total surprise from start to finish. Leonardo DiCaprio will play the role of the detective attempting to crack a case in a mental institution and encounters quite a horrific journey along the way. Leo himself is excited about the film and told reporters that he could watch this movie three times because it?s that interesting!
Speaking of the man himself, it seems that he and DeNiro will be working on another mafia movie! If you love mob movies, then you love Scorcese and the good news is that he doesn?t seem to be slowing down any time soon! There haven?t been any details released about the new mob hit but DeNiro promised reporters ?people will die?. Scorcese told the press that it will focus on older mafia men who reflect back on their lives and won?t contain as much ?running around?. Wouldn?t it be nice if he were to surprise us with some type of continuation of Goodfellas? Production has not yet begun on this mystery film but I?m sure we?ll get many updates once it?s in the making. Scorcese?s movie about Blue Eyes titled Sinatra will also star Leo DiCaprio as the singer as well as Clive Owen and Tammy Blanchard. This movie is slated for release on December 30, 2011.
Alice in Wonderland
The makeup and costume details as well as the directing in this upcoming Tim Burton film look absolutely astounding. I?m hoping the story is as interesting as the visuals. Johnny Depp never ceases to amaze his fans with his eccentric roles. You just never know what he?ll be working on next. Personally, I?d like to see him in another Donnie Brasco type role but he?s probably the most versatile actor of our time and has the ability to turn any movie into a huge success. Alice in Wonderland will be available March 5, 2010 in theaters and in IMAX in 3-D.
This crime drama is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and slated for release on March 5th. Richard Gere will return in uniform as police officer Eddie Dugan. The star-studded cast also includes Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes and Ellen Barken. The plot focuses on the lives of three officers in particular and their experiences throughout one week while working on a drug operation. This could be a typical good-cop bad-cop movie or it may delve a little deeper into the characters lives and turn out to be a great mystery/drama. Michael C. Martin wrote the film and once worked for the transit authority as a flagger. I?m assuming he has plenty of first-hand experiences under his belt to add a realistic flair to the film.
Martin was involved in a car accident totaling his Lincoln and landing him in the hospital for three months. His focus was to find a way to make more money so he could buy another car. He decided to spend his hospital time writing this screenplay. He entered it into a contest hoping to win $10,000. He won second place and gained a new agent who submitted his work to Warner Brothers. The production company bought the screenplay for $200,000 plus royalties and began production on the film immediately.
Martin is excited about the potential success of his new film and told reporters with the New York Times, ?My mother still thinks that being a paralegal is the greatest job possible. Even when I told my mother they?re going to greenlight the movie, that they?re going to start shooting it, she was like: ?You know what? I got these brochures about being a paralegal. You should check it out.?? Here is what Richard Gere had to say about the film: ?It?s got such a wonderful structure to it, besides the innate rhythm and nature of it. The structure was a really terrific movie structure. It?s basically three short stories, very tangentially connected, unexpectedly, contrapuntally working together.?
Quotes from Some of My Favorite Films:
?Stern, if this factory ever produces a shell that can actually be fired, I'll be very unhappy.?- Schindler?s List
?I can fight you.?
?You will lose.?- Doubt
?That I want to make love to you - not just once, but over and over again! But I'll never tell you that. I'd have to be crazy to tell you. I'd even make love to you now... right here for the rest of my life.?- Life is Beautiful (La vita e bella)
?What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him? What would you say??
?He must have had on some really nice pants.?- Pursuit of Happyness
By: Frank Bilotta