Check out ... 'Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollow Points'
This is the general idea of the newest parody trailer from Rated Awesome called "Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollow Points."
Watch. And, you know? None of this is beyond the realm of possibility. The kids have grown up. They could use a piece, and no, not a wand. So, attention, Guy Ritchie. You gave Sherlock Holmes some kick-butt, high-octane adventures, why not Harry Potter?
Was this wonder ...
The legendary producer passes away at age 91
That's legendary film producer Dino De Laurentiis.
The man has passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 91.
He won two Oscars -- both for Fellini films, "La Strada" and "Cabiria" -- and kept going strong well into 2001.
Here's more from TheWrap:
"'Cinema has lost one of its greats,' Walter Veltroni, former mayor of Rome and founder the Rome Film Festival, said in a statement to Agence France-Press on Thursday.
"Born in Italy, he founded the Dino De Laurentiis Studios in 1947 after serving in the Italian army during World War II. There, De Laurentiis lured some of Hollywood's top actors to Italy to star in his films, such as Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda for "War and Peace" (1956).
De Laurentiis moved to the U.S. in the 1970s and produced several American films, including 'Serpico' (1973), 'Three Days of the Condor' (1975), 'King Kong' (1976), David Lynch's 'Blue Velvet' (1986) and 'Hannibal' (2001).
"De Laurentiis is also credited with launching Arnold Schwarzenegger's acting career in 'Conan the Barbarian.'
"He's collected several awards for his decades of film work, including the Irving G.Thalberg Memorial Award at the 2001 Academy Awards and a lifetime achievement award at the 2003 Venice Film Festival.
Swank stars in 'The Resident'
Where's the exclamation point after "someone is watching her"? And are the phone calls coming from ... inside the house?!
Anyway, the picture also stars Christopher Lee, so I'm all over this one.
Even more to whet fan's appetites
With just nine more days until the debut of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," the film has released yet another sneak peek.
The movie comes out in regular and IMAX theaters Nov. 19. Bring Grandma.
And the cast comes in ...
So this news from Deadline is exciting. Anderson is set to make "Moon Rise Kingdom," and the talent, who clearly see what I see in the director, want to work with him.
Here's more from Deadline:
"When Wes Anderson is ready to make a movie, talent comes running. I'm told that Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton are all in talks to star in Moon Rise Kingdom, a script that Anderson wrote with Roman Coppola and which Anderson will direct late next spring. Scott Rudin is producing with Anderson.
"Indian Paintbrush, the financier/production company bankrolled by billionaire Steven Rales, is in early conversations to fund the film and come aboard as producer. Rales, who recently installed Rudin's longtime president Mark Roybal to run the company and step up its output of auteur-driven prestige films, has a strong relationship with Anderson. Rales was involved as a producer in Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox as well as The Darjeeling Limited. Both films were produced by Rudin.
The Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale boxing picture screens
This is an extremely early showing, with reviews and responses being described as mixed, but I'm predicting a lot of momentum for this picture.
Here's some nice coverage of the event (over 100 people were turned away at the door), complete with responses to not just the movie itself, but the acting, direction and more.
Read it here at ScreenCrave:
"The star and producer of the film, Mark Wahlberg, was there to introduce the film, and he told the audience, 'I’m happy it got to the big screen. It took me such a long time to get the movie made that if you don’t like the movie, I’ll do two hours of hard labor.'
"Well, if one thing is clear, it’s that nothing is clear, and we’re not sure if Wahlberg is due for some hard labor or an Oscar!
"The reviews of this film are extremely mixed. Some critics are saying that this film has some of the best performances they’ve seen all year and that the film will definitely be a contender for best picture, others are calling it 'cartoonish' and saying it’s a major letdown. We’ve collected reviews from all around and here is what the people have said …"
Six Oscar hopefuls chat
Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Annette Bening, Helena Bonham Carter and Hilary Swank talk work and family.