Archive | October, 2010

‘Avatar’ 2 and 3 coming in December 2014 and 2015

Forget about ‘Cleopatra’ starring Angelina Jolie; James Cameron has decided he will write and direct ‘Avatar 2 & 3’ for Fox instead! Who cares if the Mayan calendar (and possibly the world) is ending in 2012, we have two dates in Pandora with the Na’vi’s in 2014 and 2015. Talk about your boast of confidence. […]

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Confirmed: Tony Scott will direct ‘Top Gun 2’

Well what do ya know? Yet another case of Hollywood trying to resurrect an 80s classic and make it relevant to a new generation, instead of just leaving well enough alone. Seriously, that’s why we have Netflix.  The latest victim of the vicious cycle? Top Gun. It’s just been confirmed by Tony Scott himself, that […]

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The Real Reel’s Oscar Wish List: Best Picture

It’s the 700th post here at The Real Reel and I couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate the occasion, then with my first official wish list of the season! If you were around the blog last year, then you already know how this works but if you’re a new reader, here’s some general […]

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Weekend Box Office: October 22-24,2010

Is it really the last week in October? Where did 2010 go?  Crazy. We’ve reached our final stretch of popcorn/crowd pleasing  films  and from here on out, most of the new releases should be award caliber films. Emphasis on should be. The jury is still out on if they will be. Here’s your weekend box […]

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Michael Patrick King scores Streep, Bullock and Oprah for next film

Just when you thought  you couldn’t love Michael Patrick King enough; after all,  he is the guy that brought Sex and The City into our homes for six seasons, and then  followed it up with two major motion pictures. But now,  he’s given us another reason to fall in love with him all over again. […]

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Mel Gibson dumped from ‘The Hangover 2’

…because no one wants to be around a guy who can’t handle his liquor. Ultimate party foul. According to Thompson on Hollywood, Warner Bros. decided to drop Mel Gibson from the film due to protests from the cast and crew of the film.  Director Todd Phillips had this to say about the decision: I thought […]

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Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Pena join ‘Tower Heist’

Life after ‘Precious’ is proving to be pretty good for Gabourey Sidibe. The Academy Award nominated actress along with Michael Pena, has just joined the cast of Brett Ratner’s upcoming film, ‘Tower Heist’.  The film, which starts shooting next month in New York, is an action-comedy that also stars Alan Alda, Ben Stiller, and Eddie […]

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Darren Aronofsky to direct ‘Wolverine 2’

…and that’s official word coming from the mouth of Wolverine himself! During an interview with Vulture, Hugh Jackman put an end to all the rumors and confirmed that Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream) will indeed step behind the camera for ‘Wolverine 2.’  Jackman who is no stranger to Aronofsky’s interesting and dark […]

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John C.Reilly joins Roman Polanski’s ‘God of Carnage’

According to Deadline, John C. Reilly has become the final piece of the Roman Polanski’s casting puzzle for his upcoming film, ‘God of Carnage.’  Reilly, who recently wrapped ‘Cedar Rapids’ with Sigourney Weaver, will join a cast of equal caliber that includes  Academy Award winners  Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz.  Awesome company. ‘God […]

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2010 Gotham Award Nominations

Ready or not, awards season has just kicked off with the announcement of the 2010 Gotham Award nominees.  The New York based awards show honors independent films annually, while also setting the tone for how certain films will fare during awards season.  This year the competition is intense,  as five of the most critically acclaimed […]

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