Now Playing: Weekend of 5/21/10

21 05 2010

Opening this weekend is:

Directed by Mike Mitchell

Starring Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

IMDB plot summary: A bored and domesticated Shrek (Myers) pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he’s duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away — where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona (Diaz) have never met — he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

Shrek Forever After

Directed by Jorma Taccone

Starring Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer

IMDB plot summary: Ex-special operative MacGruber (Forte) is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Kilmer), who’s in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C

MacGruber

Directed by Kevin Asch

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckase

IMDB plot summary: In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community (Eisenberg) is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israel drug cartel.

Release in LA/NY

Holy Rollers

Directed by Brian Koppelman David Levien

Starring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg

IMDB plot summary: Ben Kalmen (Douglas), a successful car dealer whose fall from grace lands him on a road to redemption, is up to his old tricks whenever he’s asked to help those he’s burned in the past.

Release limited

Solitary Man

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First A-Team Clip Released

21 05 2010

20th Century Fox has just released it’s first exclusive clip from the new A-Team movie

The A-Team, directed by Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces) and starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson and Gerald McRane, hits theaters on June 11.





‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ in 3D

18 05 2010

Yep, the Pirates franchise has hopped onto the 3D train. It has been announced that the fourth installment of the popular Disney swashbucklers will be filmed using Disney Digital 3D, and not converted after filming for the sake of cashing out on the 3D trend.

The good news, the 3D is going to look so much better being that it’s filmed specifically in 3D format. The bad news, it’s in 3D. To be honest, I enjoyed the first three films without the added cannonballs flying in my face, and I don’t think it’s necessary for Pirates to conform. Being that it already has such a huge following, whether or not it’s in 3D probably wouldn’t detract from the already established fan base. But that’s just my opinion.

Unfortunately for the Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly fans, you won’ t be seeing Will Turner of Elizabeth Swan anytime soon. ‘On Stranger Tides’ introduces a few new characters: The villainous Blackbeard (Ian McShane) and Blackbeard’s Daughter (Penelope Cruz), who according to IMDB has no character name released. Rumor also has it that Penelope Cruz’s character will become Jack Sparrows new love interest. Sounds spicy.

‘On Stranger Tides’ is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Nine) and is due for theatrical release on May 20, 2011.





Box Office Buzz

17 05 2010

Weekend of 5/14 – 5/16:

Iron Man 2 is still on top for it’s second week, beating out out Robin Hood, Letter’s to Juliet, and Just Wright on their opening weekends. How to Train your Dragon is still doing well despite it’s 8th week in theaters and is beating the recently released remake of Nightmare on Elm Street.

Also making the top ten is Date Night, The Back-up Plan, Furry Vengeance, and Clash of the Titans.





Review: ‘Outsourced’

16 05 2010

The other night, I was looking for something different to watch, and then I came across “Outsourced”. While the plot itself it undeniably predictable, the lightheartedness of the story (not to mention the music) was enough to keep me satisfied with this indie clash of cultures pic.

The story centers around Todd Anderson (Josh Hamilton), who has just learned his job has been outsourced to India. He is given the duty to go to India and train the new employees. The difference in cultures results in comical situations that’ll be sure to make you laugh. Although Todd is displeased, to say the least, about his situation he learns to love the culture and it’s people through his relationship (more like romantic fling) with Ayesha Dharker.

It’s films like this that make me love independents. Perfect for a day when you don’t necessarily want to think, but don’t want to compromise on the entertainment.

“Outsourced” was directed by John Jeffcoat and stars Josh Hamilton, Ayesha Dharker, Arjun Mathur, Larry Pine, Asif Basra, and Matt Smith.

On a side note, NBC announced that they will be airing a new comedy “Outsourced” for their 2010-2011 season. The show centers around Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport) who’s job has been outsourced to India and he’s in charge of training the new employees (sounding familiar?). I don’t think the similarities are coincidence at all and I am curious to see how this can be adapted into a show. It’ll be airing this fall on Thursday nights after “The Office”.





‘The Film Bug’ is now ‘Reel Buzz’

16 05 2010

To those that have decided to follow me on the move welcome back.. to those who are new, it’s great to have you :]

I have decided to move my blog from Blogger to WordPress. Why? I like WordPress better and it was a good change to get the blog up and running again.

My old posts are still located at http://thefilmbug.blogspot.com/ if you wish to read them.

Reel Buzz  is a blog about upcoming films, movie trailers, and other entertainment news. Don’t want to wait to know what Hollywood is brewing? Reel Buzz will fill you in on the latest in cinema.