Archive

Posts Tagged ‘How I Met Your Mother’

e3Edition v2i1

February 6, 2011 Leave a comment

— Colbie Smulders is The Frontrunner To Play Maria Hill in The Avengers

She’s the female star of How I Met Your Mother who was not in American Pie. Maria Hill is  a S.H.I.E.L.D agent who is by Nick Fury’s side (played by Samuel L. Jackson, The Other Guys) and, in the comic books at least, took over as director of S.H.I.E.L.D before Tony Stark stepped in. Though my only knowledge of her acting chops are from the HIMYM, which she has a great comedic presence, I believe just by her look that she could play this very serious role well. It’s a role that will be very similar to the intimidating presence that Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury brings to the screen and will most likely be signing a multi-film contract similar to the one Samuel L. Jackson signed after the first Iron Man film.

The Avengers begins filming in April with a Summer 2012 release date scheduled. So excited!

— The Situation Wants To Do Movies

….Shit.

— Joseph Gordon-Levitt Enters Talks For The Dark Knight Rises

Joseph Gordon-Levitt entering talks for any film is just good news. He’s a great up and coming young talent much like Ryan Gosling. Except for Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, Murder by Numbers, Fracture), and much credit has to be given to him, likes to stick to indie films. Though Hollywood started to catch onto Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s talent after the movie Brick, which is a great detective film you should definitely watch, his star started rising after the films (500) Days of Summer & G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra but catapulted after recently starring in Christopher Nolan’s Inception last year. Rumor has it that he will be playing the role of The Riddler, which he would be perfect for though I kinda hope he just plays Edward Nygma and we don’t ever actually see him as The Riddler…. side note, I don’t actually know if Edward Nygma is his real name or if I’m just pulling that from Batman Forever.

As I’m writing this, I’m realizing that Gordon-Levitt has done his fair share of indies as well mixed with the big studio films…More films starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt is just good news! He’s currently filming Looper with Bruce Willis (Red, Expendables) & Emily Blunt (Charlie Wilson’s War, The Devil Wears Prada) which re-teams him with his Brick director, Rian Johnson.

Advertisements

Will You Be Smurfing Smurfed When Smurfing The Smurfs?

April 6, 2010 Leave a comment

A 3D Live-Action/Animated adaptation of Smurfs recently started filming in New York….. I don’t know how I feel about that with how bad the Garfield movie was along with how bad, yet entertaining the Alvin & The Chipmunks movies are. But I can see how this may catch the interest of my generation that grew up watching these cartoons along with the obvious attraction it will receive from the kids.

I’m picturing viewing this film at a drive-in. Imagine watching this film in 3D under the stars, that is if 3D ever (most likely not) make it into the drive-in world….. Plus it would most definitely have that distinct smell like you get when watching a concert at Red Rocks. Not saying you get that heavy dose smell of marijuana at every concert there, but hey, this is Colorado.

Hank Azaria is cast to play Gargamel which is an excellent choice in my opinion and he will be a live-action character. The other live-action characters are Neil Patrick Harris (Starship Troopers) & Jayma Mays (‘Glee’) will play an expectant couple whose lives are changed when The Smurfs enter our world (WTF? I don’t know what that’s about) & Sofia Vergara (‘Modern Family’) as Harris’ boss, a cosmetic executive. Ever since Neil Patrick Harris came out of the closet and starred in the Harold & Kumar franchise along with starring as Barney in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ I can’t get enough of him, an amazing comedic actor. I recommend watching Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, it’s a dark comedy done by Joss Whedon (‘Buffy’ & ‘Firefly’) that was a 3-part internet serial which is now available on DVD & Netflix.

The Smurfs obviously all be done in CGI and currently in the voice-cast are Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Alan Cumming (X-Men 2), Fred Armisen (‘SNL’), George Lopez, Kevin James (Hitch), & Jonathan Winters who did many of the voices on the original cartoon series. Smurfette is being voiced by singer Katy Perry.

Plot Summary:

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.  The film is set for release August 3, 2011.

I know I said “WTF? I don’t know what that’s about” earlier and I still don’t. I just think bringing it into the real world takes away from the original feel but honestly can’t have a justified opinion on it until seeing the film, but hopes are low on it being a good film. But I’m not going to say it won’t be enjoyable to see them on the big screen.