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You’ve heard of crimes of passion. The Tourist is the opposite. It’s a film so deprived of spirit or spontaneity that it seems to vanish from existence the moment its credits roll — or at least it would were it not for the spectacularly inane surprise ending, carelessly followed by a wholly inappropriate song selection (by the nonetheless great MUSE, who were also weirdly featured in the film’s trailer). Both inclusions close an already inert romance caper on a final, “Fuck you, we really don’t care.” Which is fine, because I didn’t either. How could anyone? The movie devotes all of ten minutes to Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie engaging on any level that could be deemed romantic, and even then they share zero romantic chemistry. It didn’t bother me at first, because I was operating under the assumption that their relationship had yet to be developed. Little did I know that only moments later would Depp be declaring his resounding devotion to Jolie, indicating that perhaps I had missed a scene where the actors conveyed even the slightest hint of genuine affection for one another. I hadn’t.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD – A director commentary, 2 featurettes (“A Gala Affair”, “Bringing Glamour Back”), and an outtake reel. Blu-ray – Includes everything on the DVD, as well as 3 additional featurettes (“Canal Chats”, “Action in Venice”, “Tourist Destination – Travel the Canals of Venice”).
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As the movie industry evolves, so to do the Razzies. The anti-Oscars, which infamously recognize the worst movies of the year, have announced their short list of eligible films which includes a brand new category: Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D. What films are eligible for that award as well as Worst Film of the Year and more? Find out after the jump. Actual nominations will be announced January 24, the day before Oscar nominations. Read More »
If you’re like me, you’ve got zero interest in seeing Yogi Bear. Which is no big deal — it’s a movie expressly for kids, after all. But what if it had a more adult tone? Hit the jump to see how the end of the film might have played out if Yogi Bear was powered by a more dramatic and violent plot. Read More »
Warner Bros has released a new movie trailer for the hybrid live-action/computer animated feature adaptation Yogi Bear on IGN.The first teaser trailer went online in July — if you missed it, click here (or maybe don’t). Hit the jump to watch the new trailer now.
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It’s good to see that Warner Bros. is turning to 4chan for Yogi Bear marketing materials. If you thought the first poster and trailer for the film were bad, then just get a load of this new image, found on the film’s official site. Read More »
Earlier this year, Warner Bros announced plans to bring back Looney Tunes in a new series of theatrical animated short films. Three new 3D short films feature Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote (and three more are in development). The first short, “Coyote Falls,” premiered in front of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore this past weekend.Two more shorts will premiere this year: “Fur of the flying” is attached to Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, and “Rabid Rider” is being attached to Yogi Bear. I’m guessing that 99.9% of /Film readers wouldn’t have been caught dead in Cats & Dogs 2. So for those of you who missed it, here is a 26 second clip from the “Coyote Falls.”
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Earlier today there was a poster for the new film version of Yogi Bear (in 3D!); now there’s a teaser trailer that continues the trend of rather terrible character design, but bolsters it with a really weird-looking mix of live action and CGI animation. Smart move on Warner Bros.’ part, releasing the poster and trailer separately so as to get extra coverage out of the materials. Check out the trailer below, and be prepared to never want to venture into a State Park again. Read More »
Warner Bros has released the first movie poster for the hybrid live-action/computer animated feature adaptation Yogi Bear on Yahoo. The first movie trailer will be online tomorrow at 7pm eastern 4pm pacific, please check back to see it. Hit the jump to see the full poster. What do you think of the CG versions of Yogi and Boo Boo?
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/Film reader Dave BC sent over a link to some photos which claim to be from the hybrid live-action/computer animated feature adaptation Yogi Bear. I’m unable to verify if these are real or not, but they sure look like it. If you know anything, shoot me an email or comment below. They also look very faithful to the originally Hanna-Barbera creations.
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Two weeks of reshoots and/or additional shooting will take place for Jonah Hex at the beginning of the year, and a set of casting call notes has gone out describing the characters involved. There are a few significant ones: Jeb Turnbull, son of John Malkovich‘s primary villain, and Cassie, Hex’s wife. Casting these characters implies that a couple of sequences will be shot that are flashbacks to Hex’s past.
Cassie is mentioned but not seen in earlier drafts of the script. One draft I read had an extensive flashback featuring Jeb Turnbull, with a couple of big scenes, so the quick either/or supposition is that either that sequence wasn’t shot, or was extensively changed at the time and is now being reworked again. The former seems more likely. President Andrew Johnson is also being cast. That flashback was set in 1862, too early for him to be President (he took office in 1865) so there could be more than just the flashback to shoot. Also, I’m not sure how many drafts of Hex exist after the one I read, so don’t think any of this is set in stone. [SpoilerTV]
After the break, news on Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s romcom, Social Network, and some extra Yogi Bear news. Read More »