July 28, 2009
15 years after the release of Toy Story, and 11 years after the release of the sequel, Toy Story 3 is set to hit a theater near you. The premise?
Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, departs for college.
Tom Hanks, Joan Cusak, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn and Don Rickles are all back on board, and Michael Keaton is set to play the new dude in town: Ken! Comic-Con is to thank for all of the recent hype about the movie and new rumors floating around. The movie hits theaters June 18th 2010.
June 28, 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen sweeps the weekend box office, taking a projected 5 day total earnings of about $201.6 million, just short of The Dark Knight’s 5 day take last year which was the biggest ever. Michael Bay & Steven Spielberg have already covered their $200 million budget, and the film looks like it will quickly surpass Up as the highest grossing movie of 2009.
June 18, 2009
I can’t say I want to seeanother Mission: Impossible sequel, but after seeing The Taking of Pelham 123 last week, I am determined to get John Travolta to head up a sequel to Swordfish. In the 8 years since its 2001 release, Hugh Jackman has blown up and Travolta has been waiting for another solid crowd pleaser (sorry, Be Cool fell short). They left the movie open-ended enough for a follow-up, and although Swordfish’s box office wasn’t that impressive, the technological time is right for take two.
June 18, 2009
Great (re: questionable) news; Tom Cruise is gearing up to make Mission Impossible 4.
2006’s M:I 3 $395,668,139 worldwide, amply covering the $150,000,000 budget, but received less than rave reviews in the wake of Cruise’s bizarre behavior (re: Oprah’s couch). He’s no doubt a big name that gets audiences in theaters, but does anyone actually want to see another sequel? After Valkryie’s box office ($83 million USA) and Cruise’s lackluster performance, I’m not so sure.