“X-Men: First Class” Rewriting Script After “Inception”

Topping the box-office for the third straight weekend, “Inception” is the hit of the summer season.

Many of us are hoping that the box-office results and the buzz surrounding the film will encourage Hollywood executives to make some changes in the types of movies offered and allowing directors and writers to tell the stories they want to tell without studio interference.   [Read more…]

Donner: “X-Men: New Class” Not Filming Yet

Last week, actor Tim Pocock ignited “X-Men” fans when he Twittered that filming for “X-Men: First Class” was moving forward and production would begin soon. Not so fast, says producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who refuted the Twitter posting. Donner said ‘First Class’ has no scheduled start date and no actors have signed contracts to appear […]

Fox Reports “Wolverine” Downloaded 4 Million Times

How many copies of the leaked “Wolverine” screener were shared via peer-to-peer networks? Initially, it was reported the film had been downloaded just over a million times.   A new report yesterday by 20th Century Fox indicates the movie, which debuted in theaters last weekend, was downloaded four times more than initially reported.   Fox indicated yesterday […]

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” — A Variety Review

Variety has posted their review of this weekend’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”  Below is a sample of the trade magazine’s review: Heavily fortified with adamantium, testosterone and CGI, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is a sharp-clawed, dull-witted actioner that falls short of the two Bryan Singer-directed pics in the franchise but still overpowers 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand.” […]