Gary Ross To Re-Write Venom Script

8 10 2009

Gary Ross is the latest to try his hand at bringing the Spider-Man shoot-off Venom to the big screen for Sony. We told you last week that the Zombieland writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick had submitted two drafts for the project, and Jacob Estes had worked on the project before that. Now it looks like the man who turned Kevin Kline into the President will take on writing a Venom movie. Read the rest of this entry »





Will There Be A Zombieland Sequel?

7 10 2009

Zombieland

Walking out of the theater for Zombieland, the first question that came to mind was, “is there going be a sequel?” By the end of the film, all of the elements needed for a sequel were set up, but there is no current plan for another film. Or is there? Read the rest of this entry »





Review: Zombieland

5 10 2009

Zombieland

For all their problems, (unquenchable thirst for brains, bad skin, etc.) audiences have always had a soft spot for zombies. The only thing better than the undead is taking them out with a shotgun and fortunately Zombieland has plenty of both. While a number of familiar elements will lend themselves to comparing it to Shaun of the Dead, Ruben Fleischer’s directorial debut manages to stand on its on as a silly but fun Zom-Rom-Com (Zombie Romance Comedy) reminder to enjoy the little things.

We are introduced to our hero Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg channeling Michael Cera) a skinny, nebbish college kid trekking his way through a United States that is now almost entirely taken over by zombies. We aren’t given any backstory or explanation why there is a zombie infestation, and frankly we don’t need one. Far from the social commentary that has taken over the zombie genre, Columbus is just a kid trying to stay alive using his rules for surviving Zombieland, and the movie just wants to have a good time. Read the rest of this entry »





Weekend Winners

5 10 2009

Ah, the first weekend of October. Leaves start falling from the trees, the temperature drops and good movies come out of their one-month hibernation. Check out our weekend review of Zombieland later today and your weekend winners are after the jump.

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Weekend Preview: Lying Toys Whip Zombies

2 10 2009

September is finally over and it is quite clear from the movie releases: all four movies are actually being viewed as quality cinema. It almost makes me want to shed a tear. Your weekend preview is right after the jump.

The Invention of LyingToy Story Double FeatureZombielandWhip It

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Spider-Man Spinoff ‘Venom’ Still On The Way

29 09 2009

After making the announcement earlier this year, the writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick behind Zombieland has confirmed they are working with Sony which is moving forward with the project. Despite the negative reaction to the character in Spider-Man 3, Sony remains committed to giving the character his own spin-off movie. Read the rest of this entry »





Viral: Rules to Survive Zombieland

10 09 2009

Zombieland

Despite having something like eight trailers already released, the people behind Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, have released a series of videos on their YouTube channel laying out some of the more important rules of survival. These rules include some already seen in the trailers, such as cardio and bathroom awareness, but also new ones, such as seatbelts, bowling balls and paper towels. You can check them all out over at their channel, or, if you are lazy, you can watch them all below. Read the rest of this entry »