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  Russell Brand as Frank-N-Furter?
Posted by: Christine on Aug 18th, 2008 2 Comments »

 width=The rumor is that British comedian Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) is the favorite to play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the upcoming remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Tim Curry played the part of the transsexual transvestite scientist in the original film and was spectacular. Brand was funny in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but I’m not sure he can do the Rocky Horror role justice. Then again, I don’t have much faith in the remake to begin with.

Anyone think Brand can fill Tim Curry’s enormous high heels?

  Did You Ever Have a Doubt?
Posted by: Christine on Aug 15th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Original Rocky Horror Picture Show writer (and director and star) Richard O’Brien is not involved in the MTV-funded remake, nor will he give it his blessing. This really shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. O’Brien created Rocky Horror and MTV wants to re-create it and even (horror of all horrors) add new music.

O’Brien spoke with BBC News and says:

I have no view on whether it should be remade but it doesn’t have my blessing…I’m not co-producing it and I won’t be involved in any way. The first I heard about it was when people sent me cuttings from US papers.

Sadly, I have a feeling that the lack of the original creator’s blessing isn’t going to stop this film from being made.

  Jessica Alba Remakes More Horror Movies
Posted by: Christine on Feb 20th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Jessica Alba Remakes Horror MoviesOk, so she’s not actually remaking more movies, but she did do a nice recreation photo shoot of several horror movies (much better than Lindsay Lohan’s recreations of classic Marilyn Monroe portraits).

She posed in recreations of scenes from The Birds, Psycho, and even Scream (at left). /Film has the images, originally taken for Latina magazine.

  Funny Games Trailer
Posted by: Christine on Feb 6th, 2008 2 Comments »

There’s only so much information my brain can hold. Inexplicably I forgot about a little movie starring two of my favorite people – Naomi Watts and Michael Pitt. I read an article this morning on Cinema Blend about how Tim Roth vows to not even watch Funny Games because filming it was so difficult for him personally. In the movies, two crazies take Roth, Watts, and their son hostage in their own (vacation?) home and torture them as a game. Roth had trouble because the boy in the movie resembles one of his real life sons.

I had previously posted about the poster for Funny Games, but I hadn’t checked out the trailer yet. Michael Pitt looks as devious as ever, although I’m not so sure I like him having a partner in crime. It worked well for Murder By Numbers, but he was so much scarier in his guest spot on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Funny Games is set for release on March 14th, 2008.

  No Robert Englund for Freddy Remake
Posted by: Christine on Feb 4th, 2008 1 Comment »

Robert Enlgund as Freddy KruegerThis is the most depressing news since the Patriots lost the Super Bowl less than 24 hours ago. The Nightmare on Elm Street remake rumors that have been buzzing about the past couple of weeks have been confirmed, but Robert Englund – the man who made that movie series good – won’t be involved.

Shock Til You Drop has the news straight from Platinum Dunes and New Line. This is a major bummer for fans. I can’t imagine anyone else playing Freddy with the same perfect mix of dry humor and terror. As lame as some of the sequels go, Freddy always made it entertaining.

  An Alvin & the Chipmunks Sequel
Posted by: Christine on Jan 10th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

I haven’t even seen Alvin & the Chipmunks yet and I’m psyched that there’s talk of a sequel already. The MTV Movies Blog reports that a sequel might be in the works that will include the Chipettes – Alvin, Simon, & Theodores little chipmunk girlfriends…who also sang (naturally).

Add on the fact that Justin Long (Waiting…, Live Free or Die Hard) does the voice of Alvin (which I was previously unaware of), and I’m sold.

The article also cites that the movie is about to cross the $200 million mark in box office dollars, and could be “the most successful family film released in 2007.”

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