“Burn After Reading” is the Coen Brother’s follow up to “No Country for Old Men”. It stars Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, and J.K. Simmons. In the film, Pitt and McDormand portray “unscrupulous” gym employees that find a disk that contains the memoirs of a CIA agent (Malkovich) and the adventure they find themselves in when they try to sell it. Yahoo has released a new scene from the film featuring stars Pitt and McDormand.

To watch the trailer and more videos from “Burn After Reading”, click here.

No actually, you might not want to know more. The new “Grease” is one of six films that Paramount Pictures is giving the “direct-to-video” treatment to through their newly set up Paramount Famous Prods. So, that means that we most likely will not see either Danny Zuko or Sandy Olsson, even thought I could totally picture them trying to make the new film about one of their kids (aiming things at the High School Musical crowd of course). Or not, since that would take the film 15 years in the future and out of the “Grease” time period. No matter what, the new film will be leaps and bounds better than the motorcycle racing “Grease 2” (although Michelle Pfeiffer could never do anything wrong in my eyes). Hey, if we’re lucky, maybe they will get Stockard Channing or Jeff Conaway to make an appearance.

The other 5 films going straight to DVD are three that I can careless about; “Mean Girls”, “Road Trip”, “Without a Paddle”, one that I’m iffy on; “Bad News Bears”, and one that deserves to get the theater treatment with a director and lead actor who have always expressed interest to make a 4th film in the series; “Naked Gun”.  I will be making a future post/rant about that last one.

The story of John Lennon’s childhood and rise to fame is coming to a theater near you. Sam Taylor-Wood will be helming “Nowhere Boy” for Ecosse Films, from a script written by Matt Greenhalgh, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

The biopic “details the story of Lennon as a lonely teenager growing up as his aunt and the mother who gave him up fight for his love. His only escape is music, art and his fateful friendship with Paul McCartney.” Filming will begin later this year in Liverpool, with a release date currently unknown.

Posted on August 30th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Good morning! Looking for a few great articles and news bits to waste away the lazy Saturday morning? Well, get your coffee and check out some of these great articles from around the web…

  • A detailed look at the DC Comics’ upcoming film slate and what we’ll likely see over the next couple of years. (Newsarama)
  • Wireless recharging? We are in the future! (CNN)
  • Voltron has a director! (/Film)
  • Michael Phelps will be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming season of “Entourage”. I guess some people might be interested in that. (E! Online)
  • Live in LA? Want to see a classic film on the big screen? (Film Jerk)
  • Want to buy your way into “Spider-Man 4”? (Ebay)
  • An in depth look at the war zone that is the new “Punisher” movie. (Crave Online)
  • We archived another one of Phasekitty’s wonderful book to film reviews, this one was for the Academy Award Best Picture Nominated “Atonement”. (My Hollywood Dream)

A new trailer has been released for John Moore’s adaptation of the best selling video game, “Max Payne”. Mark Wahlberg is Max Payne, a former police officer turned DEA agent whose family was brutally murdered and is on the run from the police for a murder that he was framed for. Add in a conspiracy, cultists, and an assassin (played by the lovely Mila Kunis) out to avenge her sister’s death, and you have one hell of a thrill ride. I loved the game and I have high hopes for the film. Keep reading to watch the new trailer, along with links to the old teasers!

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I caught the trailer for “Everyone Wants to Be Italian” on YouTube completely randomly while jumping from video to video, and I am happy I did. The film looks like a charming and quirky (Italian) romantic comedy. The indie was written and directed by Jason Todd Ipson and will be opening up in limited release on September 5th. The film stars Jay Jablonski, Cerina Vincent, John Kapelos, John Enos III, Dan Cortese, and Penny Marshall.

The supporting cast in that trailer reminds me of my family. “What are you too good to be Italian?”

Today is shaping up to be one great day. First the rumor that Linda Hamilton might be returning to the Terminator franchise, and now we get a report that “Maniac Cop 4” is in the works! The Maniac Cop series (the first starred the icon known as Bruce Campbell… who also cameos in the second one) is one of those crazy cult horror series that started in the late 80s at the height of the slasher genre and released two sequels in the early 90s before disappearing (for what I thought would be forever). “Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence” ended with a wink at the audience and the door wide open for another go around.

And now, 15 years later, we might finally get that next go around. Fangoria is reporting that William Lustig, the director of all three of the Maniac Cop films, announced at a screening of the original film this past week that he had gotten the sequel rights back for Maniac Cop. He went on to say that he is currently preparing “Maniac Cop 4” along with Larry Cohen, the franchise’s sole screenwriter.

Hopefully Lustig and Cohen get the support and freedom that they need to make this picture. I for one would love to see it on the big screen, but would definitely settle for a DVD if the film were to go that route instead.

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