Tetris Movie is actually happening

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What these kids know about Game Cartridges?

Yes, you read that right. Out of all the video games that have yet to get a movie; a very unlikely game is getting a movie. According to The Wall Street Journal, Threshold Entertainment will be making a live action film based on the ’84 video game. Now before we pass judgement on this Tetris movie project, let’s here what Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff has to say about this announcement.

“It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie. This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes. … Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing. … We certainly have the canvas for location-based entertainment based on the epicness. … What you [will] see in ‘Tetris’ is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance.”

Hmm… Well I suppose some encouragement is better than no encouragement. So this live-action Tetris movie will not feature a bunch of colorful lines dropping like I’m imagining at the moment. No. They have a story that’s labeled as an epic sci-fi adventure. If that’s the case then it”’ just be a whole different movie that happens to carry the brand name (Tetris). I don’t know about that. I do know another studio tried that with the board game Battleship, and failed badly. Then again I don’t know too much about this, so it could be very awesome.

No further details have been revealed at the moment. This news does bring to mind another film which has currently wrapped production, Pixels. The upcoming movie based off the same titled short film and has more of my enthusiasm behind it. If that’s a success than this Tetris movie will get a boost. Pixels stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James, so that’s a pretty big if.

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What do you think of a live-action Tetris film Movie Talkers?

Five Favorites: David Fincher films

In my opinion, David Fincher has been nearly flawless with his films as a Director. At least that’s how I feel about all except two films of his that I have yet to see. Sure we can all nitpick bits and pieces about the plot’s direction or character development, but his films as a whole are Grand. In honor of his latest film Gone Girl hitting theaters this week; I wanted to do a Five Favorites for David Fincher films.

Zodiac – (2007)

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I came across this film out of curiosity; mainly due to the film’s Director (Fincher), and it’s the ensemble of talent. What I discovered was a well done film inspired by the true horrific events of the Zodiac killing in the late 60’s early 70’s. Speaking of talent, this film had plenty of it in Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and John Caroll Lynch. All gave great performances, but it’s Gyllenhaal’s character who carries this film, and Lynch who gives a disturbing performance.

Se7en – (1995)

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This is probably the most disturbing film of Fincher’s and the most disturbing film out of all the crime thrillers that I’ve seen. Se7en is a testament to Fincher’s abilities as a Director, and the power that his style brings to a film. Se7en featured two lead actors in Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt; both at their absolute best in this film. The film is about two detectives who hunt down a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins to justify his killings. Se7en also feature one of the most shocking twists, which I will not spoil because it was DAMN GOOD.

The Social Network – (2010)

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Based off the book The Accidental Billionaires; this is by far my favorite film from David Fincher. I have a passion for movies that show the start and rise of something towards dominance. The topic of Facebook is a highly interesting one considering the world we live in today. This movie put it’s actors (Jessie Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Armie Hammer) on the map for me, and a lot of the credit goes to Fincher and a great script from Aaron Sorkin.

Fight Club – (1999)

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Forgive me. I’m about to break the first rule of Fight Club and talk about it. This film is like thee guy movie for us guys. The whole concept of Fight Club in this film is brilliant, and to watch become something massive by the end of the film is a trip. A true cult classic from Fincher and company, which asks an honest question. How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight? 

The Game – (1997)

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What’s the most unusual birthday gift you ever received? How meaningful was it? Those of you who have seen The Game will know that Fincher created something admirable just from a simple idea. Till this day I still think the build up paid off. The film is about a wealthy banker from San Francisco (Douglas) who on his 48th birthday receives a strange birthday card from his brother (Sean Penn), which invites Douglas’s character to participate in a game that will change his life forever (literally). The Game is a wild ride full of twist and turns and some out of nowhere surprises.

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Are there any other films of David Fincher you enjoy more? Share with us! Gone Girl hits theaters on October 3, 2014.

‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Plot Details- Sue Storm Adopted & More

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According to schmoesknow.com there have been some new plot details released about the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, coming in 2015.

Two of the characters of the ‘Fantastic Four’, Sue Storm/Invisible Woman and Johnny Storm/Human Torch, are brother and sister.  The actors playing these roles are Kate Mara and Michael B. Jordan, respectively. Now those who know the characters know they are Caucasian in the comics and generally it is not a big deal if a movie studio decides to change the race of a character in the movie, compared to the source material.  However, the problem with this situation is that they hired one white actress to play Sue Storm and one black actor to play Johnny Storm.

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Changing the race aside, a lot of us have been wondering how they are going to explain how these characters are siblings, when they clearly have different ethnic backgrounds.  Well, we may very well have our answer with this recent report from Schmoes Know.  According to the movie website (which I highly recommend) Kate Mara’s Sue Storm is the sibling that is going to be adopted by Michael B. Jordan’s (Johnny Storm’s) family in the movie.  This is very interesting because most people assumed that adoption was going to be the explanation as to how they are still siblings.  However, a lot of us thought it would be the other way around, with Sue’s parents adopting Johnny.

I personally think this is a genius move by the people in charge at FOX or whomever made this decision.  It is so easy to just have a white family adopt a black kid and raise him in their household, we’ve seen that in movies before and it wouldn’t have been bad, just the predictable thing.  They decided to switch it up and have the white child be the adopted one and I’m curious to see how the relationship between the two siblings is changed, due to this major departure from the comics.

Now there were a few more details regarding the plot of this movie but I felt like the Storm’s siblings explanation was the most relevant, since people have been wondering how they were going to go about that.  Other details include their powers coming from a portal to another dimension, rather than an outer space mission gone wrong.  Also, the movie is said to be very character driven.  This is a good sign because a good movie starts with good characters and if they take the time to focus on building the character development, then it will make all the action sequences and powers that much better.

‘The Fantastic Four’ (2015) was already one of my most anticipated movies coming out in the next couple of years and hearing all of this news is sweet sweet music to my hears.  I love all of these plot details and the more information we get about this film, the more and more it looks like it is going to be great.  From the director Josh Trank (Chronicle), to the amazing cast (includes Miles Teller, Jamie Bell & Toby Kebbell) and the writer Simon Kinberg (X-Men DOFP) I have no doubt in my mind that this movie will be good and turn around the film franchise perception of ‘The Fantastic Four’. Thank you Schmoes Know for all the details!

What do you guys think?  Do these plot details get you excited for the August 7, 2015 release? Express your thoughts!

sources: schmoesknow.com , IMDB, google images

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Kevin Hart is ‘The Wedding Ringer’ in New Comedy Coming Jan. 2015

It seems like Kevin Hart can do no wrong lately as he is the undisputed King of Comedy right now, and a HUGE draw at the box office in the last couple of years. With comedies like ‘Think Like a Man’ 1 & 2, ‘About Last Night’, and ‘Ride Along’ he has become a force in Hollywood lately.

Well early next year he will be starring in a new comedy titled “The Wedding Ringer” also starring Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco, and it looks like it’s going to be yet another success for Mr. Hart.          Check out the trailer below:

This can either be another mindless comedy (Like Ride Along) with Kevin Hart just cracking jokes throughout or it could be a heart-filled comedy with drama elements that could end up being good (similar to ‘I Love You Man’).  Either way this is going to succeed at the box office and I can’t blame the movie for that.

‘The Wedding Ringer’ is directed by Jeremy Garelick and will hit theaters on January 16, 2015.  Does this movie sound appealing to you? Or is time to start being Kevin Hart fatigued? Express your thoughts!

Sources: screenrant.com , youtube.com

Rachel McAdams Officially Cast as ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Female Lead

Earlier this week we posted an article announcing the Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn casting in the upcoming second season of  HBO’s ‘True Detective’. Well it is now being announced that Rachel McAdams will star as the female lead in the successful HBO drama.

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There’s not many details on her character but she will most likely be playing a cop, since Vince Vaughn is going to be playing the “career criminal” and the other three leads will be cops/detectives. I personally love this casting for two specific reasons (maybe three).  For one, I think she is a great actress and doesn’t get the credit she deserves for her acting abilities.  And two, we never get to see her in this type of role.  She has been type-cast in romance movies as the same sweet, loving girl and I would love to see her as a bad-ass detective.  Also, she is drop dead gorgeous and I wouldn’t mind watching her for a full season.

This will continue True Detective’s pattern of casting successful movie stars that typically don’t or aren’t expected to do television.  But lately that is the trend, with many current or former movie stars finding a resurgence on TV shows, which could ultimately help their movie career.

It has been rumored for a while that she was in discussions for the role (along with Jessica Chastain) but it looks like they decided on McAdams or it’s possible that Chastain denied the role and McAdams was the runner up.  This upcoming season is supposed to have four leads and we now have three of them.  The fourth role is supposedly a male lead and names such as Brad Pitt have been mentioned but it is more likely going to be Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, John Carter) and I believe that would be a great option to top off the cast.

What do you guys think? Does this casting make you want to watch the show even more or turn you away from it? Express your thoughts!

sources: comingsoon.net , google images

Gone Girl TV Spots – Who are you?/The Truh is My Defense.

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David Fincher’s latest film, Gone Girl is set to release October 3rd (next Friday). While there’s certainly a lot of anticipation surrounding the film for obvious reasons, like being based off the same titled highly successful novel written by Gillian Flynn (co-writer), the film featuring major talent in Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike (as Nick and Amy Dunne), along with Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry, and of course a well known Director in David Fincher, we’re getting more reasons to be excited with the release of TV spots for the film.

The first TV Spot titled Who Are You? gives us a peak at what looks to be the beginning of Nick and Amy’s relationship. You can already sense something is there between the two as they conversate.

The second TV spot titled The Truth Is My Defense, shows footage that we’ve seen in previous trailers only it gets right to the point with how the investigation of Nick’s missing wife begins to turn on him. Another clue is revealed regarding his wife’s insurance, which only increases the suspicion around Nick.

Gone Girl comes out in theaters October 3rd, 2014

In Theaters This Week (September 25,2014)- ‘The Equalizer’ & ‘The Box Trolls’

With the Summer movie season over, and the “Oscar” season approaching we are in the middle of the two, which usually doesn’t consist of very many choices at the movie theaters. However, there are a few good options this week at the cinemas. Take a look at the two major releases for the weekend of September 25, 2014.

The Equalizer-  Directed by Antoine Fuqua, Starring Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz.

When you put Denzel in and action film you know it’s a must see.  Regardless if it looks similar to a lot of his other action flicks.

The Boxtrolls- Directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, starring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Jarred Harris, and Nick Frost.

‘The Boxtrolls’ should be a fun movie for the family in a time of year when there isn’t much released in this demographic.

Whether you’re an adult looking for a dark action flick or a family looking to have some fun this weekend, these should be some good options at the movies this weekend.  Will you be seeing either of these? If so, which one? And let us know what you thought if you do see them.  Express your thoughts!

Sources: comingsoon.net , IMDB , youtube.com, google

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