We have another comedy/action pairing of flicks hitting theaters this weekend. The first is a reunion of sorts between the director and co-star of the summer 2011 hit 'Bridesmaids,' and the second should sound oddly familiar to anyone who caught 'Olympus Has Fallen' back in March.
That extra $3+ million dollars raised by the 'Veronica Mars' movie Kickstarter continues working overtime for the production, though it has brought things to an all-time "Lowe." Ken Marino is the latest star to reprise his role for the upcoming fan-funded movie, while his former 'Party Down' co-star Martin Starr has also joined the production in an original role.
Those unfamiliar with 'Veronica Mars' in its original incarnation might be dumbfounded to learn of the now-famous guest stars that appeared over the years, from Aaron Paul ('Breaking Bad') to Jessica Chastain. Now, as filming begins on the long-awaited movie, current 'New Girl' star Max Greenfield has also signed up to reprise his role as Deputy Leo D'Amato.
It's another big weekend at the cineplex, with the return of one of the most famous superheroes of all time, plus an end-of-the-world story about a bunch of stoners played by actors playing themselves. Should be fun whichever path you take.
We've been doing our best to keep up with the 'Veronica Mars' movie, which so far as we know has yet to actually enter production, but certainly won't be doing so without some of its most recognizable stars. The latest to sign on for the fan-funded feature is that of fan-favorite Tina Majorino's hacker extraordinaire, Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie, along with a host of familiar faces.
Though most efforts to transfer video games into feature-length films have been a bust, it's no surprise that Ubisoft is looking to bring their most popular titles to the big screen. The company already has 'Assassin's Creed,' 'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon,' and 'Splinter Cell' in the works, but they're now working on 'Far Cry,' 'Rabbids' and 'Watch Dogs' as well.
If you've watched enough trailers, you've probably noticed that the voice-over and text in trailers is usually innocuous babble meant to get audiences excited about an upcoming film. And though voice-overs for trailers have fallen out of fashion, writer/director/star Lake Bell takes on the absurdity of that universe in her directorial debut 'In a World...'
Ridley Scott's science-fiction classic 'Blade Runner' may be more than 30 years old, but it still feels as fresh and exciting as it did upon release back in 1982. Perhaps that's why the current rights-holders (who acquired the name in 2011) are so fervent about creating a sequel -- it's a pre-built universe that feels like it's ready for dozens of additional stories. And with the news that a new writer has been attached to rewrite the script, it appears that we may be seeing a sequel sooner rather than later.
The summer movie season keeps chugging right along. (Yes, we realize it isn't technically summer yet, but as far as movies are concerned, it is.) This weekend we get a dose of comedy and a dash of the spooks, so take your pick, moviegoers.
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