February 14, 2014 |
Fans of the 1988 supernatural comedy "Beetlejuice" will recall that the way to summon Michael Keaton's titular ghost is to repeatedly invoke his name. Now Keaton himself is taking a similar approach to a sequel. During a press junket for the new "RoboCop" remake, Keaton told MTV News that he's interested in reuniting with director Tim Burton to make "Beetlejuice 2. " "I've e-mailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff," Keaton told MTV . "I always said that's the one thing I'd like to do again, if I ever did anything again.
February 14, 2014 |
The remake of the 1980s thriller "RoboCop" roars into theaters this weekend, and the title character roars into action on a motorcycle. Except he doesn't roar. The filmmakers behind the MGM remake were determined that the futuristic robocycle underneath their RoboCop be authentic. So it's electric. VIDEO: The Can Am Spyder RSS Production designer Martin Whist, working closely with director Jose Padilha, started with a Kawasaki Z-1000. They stripped it down to the frame, extended the swing arm to increase the overall length of the bike, and clad it with a fiberglass-like shell.
February 13, 2014 |
Two 1980s remakes, "RoboCop" and "About Last Night," are poised to beat rival Valentine's Day fare at the box office, but neither is likely to knock down last week's massive chart-topper "The Lego Movie. " The irreverent toy-based comedy should best all the newcomers with about $45 million in revenue from Friday through Presidents Day Monday. It opened last weekend with a massive $69 million -- the biggest debut of the year so far. With "About Last Night," from Sony's Screen Gems label, comedian Kevin Hart will try to follow up on the success of his recent hit "Ride Along," which partnered him again with William Packer, the producer behind those two movies and Hart's "Think Like a Man. " PHOTOS: Biggest box office flops of 2013 "About Last Night" is expected to gross $25 million or more through Monday, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. Hart demonstrated his pull with filmgoers in January when Universal Pictures' "Ride Along," which co-stars Ice Cube, earned a robust $41.5 million over in its first three days in release.
February 11, 2014 |
Fans of '80's movies such as “Footloose” and “Fright Night” would often prefer that their favorites remain untouched by the Hollywood remake machine. But stars of the new “RoboCop” say that a variety of elements make José Padilha's take on the classic action blockbuster a welcome addition. The film, which takes place in 2028, follows Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), a Detroit police officer who after being critically injured in the line of duty is rebuilt as part man and part machine by an ominous tech company; he is then set loose on the streets of Detroit to fight crime.
January 16, 2014 |
Gov. Jerry Brown has a dream, a dream that would serve as his greatest legacy: a high-speed train that would slash the six-hour drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco to a relaxing ride a smidge over two hours. It may seem like a pipe dream now, but similar links have transformed other countries. When I visited Paris as a kid, the eastern city of Strasbourg was a weird, remote border town where people spoke German and claimed to like black blood sausages. Thanks to France's TGV trains, an all-day schlep is a quick day trip now - two hours each way - that paved the way for Strasbourg to become an important headquarters for European Union bureaucrats and Eurozone business types.
October 21, 2013 |
If you say the name three times, will it appear? "Beetlejuice 2" doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily as plain old "Beetlejuice," but momentum appears to be gaining for the movie just the same. Tim Burton and Michael Keaton both are reportedly likely to return for the sequel to the beloved supernatural comedy, which became a box office hit and a cultural touchstone 25 years ago. The original paved the way for Keaton and Burton's pairing on "Batman" and "Batman Returns.