Thanks to a slight delay due to post-production 3D conversion, Michael Gondry/Seth Rogen’s collab The Green Hornet has finally hit the silver-screens in theatres. Making her film debut in The Green Hornet is former figure skater and America’s Next Top Model contestant Analeigh Tipton, so let’s kick off the link-off with her.
After the jump, a few more tidbits on the film, quasi-good news for Mortal Kombat fans, Tron Legacy sequel may be just around the corner, Harry Potter crushes kids’ dreams, Watson takes on humans in Jeopardy and a nice video showcasing ridiculously obvious product placements in film.
While we’re celebrating the release of The Green Hornet this weekend, here’s a nice article that looks at the history of The Green Hornet. It also goes through the production process for the current film including why Nicholas Cage and Stephen Chow left the film. Let’s just say Nicholas Cage had some really bizarre ideas… (NY Times)
The Green Hornet may have also set the bar for post-converted 3D! Most films fail miserably as the post conversion never turns out right but apparently it’s worth the extra 3 bucks and a pair of plastic glasses for this film. (Cinema Blend)
First look alert: Chris Evans in the Captain America costume. (Entertainment Weekly)
Remember that awesome looking Mortal Kombat short film that surfaced on Youtube not too long ago? It was meant to launch a film out of it but the next best thing has happened. Warner Premiere has decided to give the Mortal Kombat franchise a go with a 10-episode web series order. (io9)
A new trailer for Battle: Los Angeles was released. We got a lot more scenes out of this compared to the teaser released back in November. It looks pretty amazing. Perhaps this is the film that Skyline tried to be and failed miserably… (Yahoo)
The final poster for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch has hit the net. Let’s hope the final product will be just as good as the one-sheet. (Slashfilm)
If you think the poster is sweet, there’s also a full banner worth checking out. (iTunes)
The first photo from Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot is revealed! This is all speculation but it looks like the new Spidey will have artificial web shooters (as per the original comics) instead of the genetic mutation from a spider bite like the previous films. (Collider)
Tron Legacy was off to a slow start at the box office but with the worldwide gross at $300M, it’s rumoured that a sequel announcement can come anytime soon. While Tron Legacy wasn’t great, I still enjoyed it and hope that future films will have better pacing and screenwriting. (AICN)
Another fun infographic to check out. Here’s a collection of photos comparing the famous animated Disney princesses compared next to the actresses who provided their voices. Take a look if you’re curious. (Buzzfeed)
James Cameron recently complained about the lack of decent storytelling in Hollywood and specifically targeted the upcoming film Battleship. While I’m curious to see what the film will look like, Cameron did make a valid point about the death of storytelling and Hollywood’s obsession with selling brands. Devin Faraci wrote an interesting piece about the current state of story crisis. (Badass Digest)
While we’re on the topic of Battleship, Brooklyn Decker revealed that there will be some reshoots done for the film. Given that it’s still over a year away from release, they certainly do have a lot of time to work on it; however is this a good sign though? (Moviehole)
It’s animation domination at the box office in 2010. Toy Story 3 tops the most profitable film list! (The Numbers)
A poll of 50 top critics led to the determination that Sex and the City 2 was the worst film of 2010. At least the critics got this one right, however, how the heck did Black Swan land in number 8 spot? (Movieline)
Harry Potter has gone too far. It has crushed the hopes and dreams of many kids out there including this one who wrote a letter addressed to Dumbledore. (NY Mag)
More updates from the set of the new Transformers film. It’s really starting to sound good. If Bay admits that Revenge of the Fallen sucked and he was willing to make changes for the upcoming film, it’s always a good sign. Fingers crossed Transformers: Pink Floyd Edition, I mean Dark of the Moon will turn out to be a decent flick. (LA Times)
I’m relieved and somewhat disappointed at the same time. Mostly relieved though. Turns out the planned Alien prequel has turned into something less of a prequel and into something else. Perhaps this collaboration between Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof will turn out to be something great. Oh by the way, Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) has landed a role in the film. (Deadline)
Bad news The Office fans. Turns out Steve Carrell is leaving The Office sooner than initially thought. Instead of making his exit in the current season finale, he’ll actually leave before then! (NY Mag)
Time for me to say ‘I told you so!’ Watson destroys all humans at Jeopardy in a preview round. Ok that’s a bit of an exaggeration as Jennings is putting up a good fight. Well there is one bright spot though, Watson didn’t do so hot at the topic of “Children’s Book Authors.” Awww, what’s the matter? No one read you children’s books when you were a kid? Oh that’s right, you’re a freakin’ robot, you have no childhood!
Nuthin’ But A Glee Thang. Fun rap video featuring some Glee cast support and OMG Sofia Vergara!
Filmdrunk has gone through a bunch of films to pick out the most ridiculously obvious product placements in them. To make the compilation video a bit more fun, they even threw in fun facts about product placements. Take a look at ‘A Brief History of Conspicuous Product Placement’.