G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – Summer Surprise, or Summer Suck?

We’ve chronicled the perceived suck and troubles with “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” here at AATM.com, and Dan even mentioned awhile back that Snake Eyes and Co. were getting some favorable reviews from audiences who had screened the Stephen Sommers’ cinematic Hasbro nerdgasm. I was and am leanging toward this movie reeking of Sommers’ stinky CGI and near-vapid plot and character, but from what I hear from the press folks I work with out of Denver, they won’t be

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The Wolfman Release Date Change…Again

In 2006, Universal Pictures announced they were remaking the 1941 horror classic “The Wolf Man” (that starred Lon Cheney, Jr – no relation to Dick, and Béla Lugosi) and had the hariest man in Mexico, Benicio del Toro, cast as the lead lycan, Lawrence Talbot. “The Wolfman” was given a release date of November 2008 and subsequently things went down the pooper. Original director, Mark Romenak, left the movie because of “creative” differences and Joe Johnston (“Jumanji,” “Jurassic Park III”)

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“Tron: Legacy” Adds Michael Sheen to Cast

Michael Sheen has a face that everyone knows, but a name that most don’t. In fact, in a recent AATM.com poll, readers picked “Michael Sheen is the younger brother of Charlie Sheen and has been in prision since he was 17” over “Michael Sheen is the talented actor seen in such films as ‘The Queen’ and ‘Frost/Nixon’.” However, if you wanted to really get crazy, Michael Sheen was in “Timeline” with Gerard Butler, who was in “Reign of Fire” with

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“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” Gets Spawn of Ron Howard

I’m sure if you’ve read, scoured, obsessed, drooled and sweated over Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” novels, than you know who Victoria is, and chances are you have a poster of actress Rachelle Lefevre on your wall or behind your door. Lefevre played Victoria in last November’s “Twilight,” but as of today, she’s been axed from the third film – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” – for Bryce Dallas Howard, seen most recently as Kate Conner in “Terminator Salvation,” but better known for

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Downey sets a Date with Galifianakis

This summer’s hit comedy “The Hangover” recently became the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time. Considering the movie had a budget of $34 million and subsequently raked in over $247 million, you can bet director Todd Phillips (“Old School”) is making Warner Brothers do cartwheels and backflips into a giant pool of sweaty money. It’s no wonder Phillips new comedy, “Due Date,” starts shooting this fall. “Hangover” star Zach Galifianakis is already attached and Robert Downey Jr has just

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(Redband) Trailer Tuesday – The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

I laughed my kiester off watching this redband trailer for “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard,” which makes me worry the actual movie will suck. We’ll all know soon enough, as it’s due to hit theaters on August 14th. I just don’t see how a movie with Jeremy Piven (HBO’s “Entourage”), Ed Helms (“The Hangover”), Ken Jeong (“The Hangover”), Kathryn Hahn (“Revolutionary Road”), Ving Rhames (“Mission: Impossible III”), David Koechner (“Get Smart”) and Craig Robinson (“Pineapple Express”) could not be

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Event Horizon Gets Remake Via Dead Space Movie

Since we’re on the topic of game-based movie adaptations (Halo!), EA’s enjoyable and visually excellent Dead Space is warming up for a film treatment itself. Of course, this will be more of a remake, since Dead Space owes almost all of its story/mood to Event Horizon, replacing Satan and his minions with The Thing‘s mutating body horror and Alien‘s blue collar space gloom. Eagle Eye/Disturbia‘s D.J. Caruso is attached to direct, which bodes well. The guy’s capable and stylish and–

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Happy Monday to YOU, Peter Jackson!

Just as I was ready to buy stock in the ExtenZe company for the sheer excitement and anticipation “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” scribe Stuart Bettie stirred in me last week with his zeal for a “Halo” movie, Peter Jackson craps on my dreams of seeing Master Chief on the big screen with both Joystiq and at a Comic-Con panel for “District 9.” Click on those stories to read in depth the details, but both links pretty much say

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Tron Legacy Has Aims to Make Sweet Love with Your Eyeballs

Remember Tron? With its unique story and its visually stunning representations of computer programs duking it out in a video game, Geeks and 80’s nostalgiacs remember it fondly, despite the grownup Disney movie arriving shortly after–and being drowned by– E.T. and Firefox. Recently, I watched it again… and it still holds up as an interesting and visually impressive (it’s got 80’s light up legwarmers!) film. Disney agrees, as last year they debuted test footage for a sequel which was such

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