Transformers - The Island

Did you know that not every single shot in a movie is overseen by any given film’s primary director? There’s an entire crew of people called the second unit whose responsibility it is to shoot supplementary footage such as establishing shots, stunts, inserts and cutaways. The director still has to approve that footage, but he’s not on set to actually shoot it. It’s not exactly a secret in Hollywood, even if most people outside of Hollywood don’t know it.

However, what you may not be aware of is that there are instances when recycled movie footage is used to complete a movie. We’re not just talking about a shot of a cityscape or mountainside, but very specific shots and scenes that were reused between two different movies. For example, did you know War and Peace footage can be seen in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure? Read More »

Jessica Alba is the Britney Spears of actresses. As Dennis Hopper says as he ashes, “It’s a fact.” Rumor is, Alba was invented a la Vanessa Angel on Weird Science for us movie blogs on slow days. Want to make a good and original Internet buck? Make a 2008 calendar with Jessica Alba fully clothed 12 times, or better yet, 14. Today, she confirmed to IESB that a Fantastic Four 3 is in the works, or was…

“I know the writers strike and the impending actors strike has kind of put a wrench in everything production wise. That film takes a lot of prep, a good six months of prep and about six months to shoot. With the strike, I think, maybe it’s put on hold.”

Cloy to the world: Enter “Little Franklin” into the franchise, mighty son of Alba’s Sue Storm…

“Little Franklin? Yeah, I think that would be hilarious. He’s so powerful, I think that would be a really interesting dynamic a mother-child dynamic. She’s still a superhero but she’s super-protective and he’s wild, he can do anything and has no sense of what’s appropriate, that would be really fun.”

And I’m convinced that if two more interviewers inquire about a Dark Angel theatrical movie, it will become a reality, like Beetlejuice…

We’ve talked about it, I want to work with Jim so I would pretty much do anything he wants to do.”

Somewhere outside an overrated party in L.A., the Silver Surfer is desperately texting his agent about a solo film as The CobraSnake snaps a photo of his fannypack and Nike Dunks.