Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
Who exactly is G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘s Cobra Commander? Find out after the jump. Also:
- Expect the cast to return for Oz The Great and Powerful 2
- Josh Duhamel will make a cameo in Transformers 4
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
- Don’t hold your breath for a Simpsons Movie sequel
- A Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance stuntman is suing Sony
- V/H/S 2 gets a release date and some new images
- See images and video from the Star Trek scoring studio
- Just what is in that new Star Trek Into Darkness teaser?
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After more than two decades on the air, one would assume it might be difficult for The Simpsons to remain current and culturally relevant. However, while it’s not as popular as it was fifteen years ago, week after week, the show remains as solid as any comedy on TV. Then, every once in a while, the show does something so outrageous, we all step back and marvel at their brilliance. There was that awesome Banksy moment a few months back and it happened again Sunday night when, during their Season 22 Christmas episode called The Fight Before Christmas, the final segment of the show was done in live action featuring a cameo by pop superstar (and wife of Russell Brand) Katy Perry.
Plus, producer James L. Brooks has stated he and his fellow show producers have jumped the biggest hurdle when it comes to possibly making a sequel to The Simpsons Movie. Watch the clip and read the quote after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 by David Chen
Those who saw The Simpsons Movie know that Homer Simpson’s oft-advertised singing of the song “Spiderpig” encapsulated either everything that was awesome with that film, or everything that was wrong with the Simpsons franchise as a whole (depending on how big of a fan you were at that point). I happen to fall in the latter category. Apparently, police from Blairgowrie, Perthshire may agree with me.
After a summer night of drinking, 22-year old David Mullen broke curfew while on bail and assaulted a police officer, which netted him eight months of jail. But on top of that, while sitting in the police van, he started singing the song “Spiderpig,” which he claimed to do because it was his ringtone. He also called an officer “ginger.” For breaching the peace through these actions, he was recently sentenced to an additional three months in jail. This is unquestionably a stunning rebuke of The Simpsons Movie by the legal system. However, sadly, those around us that continue to quote The Simpsons ad nauseam remain unpunished.
The opening to last night’s season premiere of The Simpsons began where The Simpsons Movie left off. Wonder what happened to Spider-Pig? Or Homer’s Pig Crap silo? Want to know what happened to Springfield? And what about a Simpsons Movie sequel? Bart writes on the chalk board “I will not wait 20 years to make another movie.”
Check out the full clip after the jump.
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The Simpsons Movie is the sixth biggest movie of 2007, beating such contenders as 300, Ratatouille, Live Free or Die Hard and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. It’s easily the biggest tv-to-film adaptation of all time. The film will likely end its run with $500 million worldwide, not bad for a $75 million animated flick.
Talk of a Simpsons sequel began before the credits ended, and will continue on screen in the September 23rd 19th season premiere with Bart Simpson writing “I will not wait 20 years to make another movie” on a blackboard. However, Simpsons executive producer Al Jean says there are no current plans for a sequel.
“We would only do a sequel if we believed it was a movie that had to be made, just like we did with the first one,” Jean told the New York Post. “We wouldn’t want to do it just because the first one was successful, or because we wanted to make money off of a movie. We’d only do it if we had a script that we thought was great [and] there’s no script at this point.”
I’m sure they can fin d a script when Fox offers to double everyone’s salary for a sequel.
According to DH, Simpsons Producer/Writer James L. Brooks claims that there was 166 drafts of The Simpsons Movie screenplay. Is that a new record for Hollywood?
I, like most of America, saw The Simpsons Movie last weekend. An enjoyable film, with a lot of laughs, but still may-be 10 years too late. Most of the people I spoke with agreed that it was good but not great. My major complaint was that I wanted to see more of the film set in Springfield. I wanted to see more of the signature characters that we’ve all fallen in love with over the last 18 years.So I was shocked to find that the movie was voted as one of the best films of all time. Already?
Okay, to be fair, most new films with a built in fanboy audience immediately show up on the reader-voted Internet Movie Database top 250 movies of all time list. But as more people see the film, and more votes are counted, the film usually falls off the list completely (or at least into the 200′s). The Simpsons Movie made it’s debut on the list at around #33, which is a huge feat. The movie has since fallen to an 8.3 rating to be ranked as the #139th best movie of all time. That’s a couple points higher than such classics as Die Hard, The Princess Bride, The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2, Dog Day Afternoon, Trainspotting, Groundhogs Day, Toy Story and Stand By Me.Â Also it must be noted that only votes from regular imdb voters are considered in the top 250, so first time fanboy voters trying to spike the rating aren’t put into consideration.
With 36,600 user votes, Simpsons seems to be holding its spot on the list.Â So the question is: Is The Simpsons Movie one of the best movies of all time? Does it deserve this placement?
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The Simpsons Movie debuts today in just under 4,000 locations, and, to me, the question is “Will this be a $10 experience?” After 19 years and 400 episodes, how many jokes remain untold? We’re about to find out.
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