‘A Christmas Story 2′ Trailer Suggests the World has Been Naughty
Jean Shepard’s book ‘In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash’ inspired the 1983 film ‘A Christmas Story.’ The film did well upon release, but in the intervening years it’s become a holiday classic. So much so that it inspired a sequel in 1994 (‘It Runs in the Family’), and now the “official” sequel ‘A Christmas Story 2.’
‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ Ditches Kristen Stewart, May Spin-Off Chris Hemsworth
Earlier this year, Universal was so high on ‘Snow White and the Huntsman‘ that they hired David Koepp to draft a sequel before the first film was even released. The film ended up doing $154 Million domestic and nearly $400 Million worldwide (on a $170 Million budget), so a sequel made sense. Then it came out that Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders had an affair. And now Koepp has left the
‘ALF’ is Heading to the Big Screen
If you want to know the inspiration for the TV show ‘ALF‘ all you have to know is that it came out in 1986 and that its name is short for “Alien Life Form.” But it’s fair to say the ‘E.T. : The Extra-Terrestrial’ knock-off was a hit and ran for four seasons, launched an animated spin-off, and TV movies. Now it’s going to be turned into a feature film.
Sharon Osbourne to Leave ‘America’s Got Talent’
After a five year run on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Sharon Osbourne has cited irreconcilable differences with NBC, after she claims they wouldn’t hire her son Jack for another she because he has multiple sclerosis. She is said to be leaving the show at the end of this season, even though she is still under contract.
Casey Affleck to Write and Direct Film About Josh Hamilton
Casey Affleck has proved himself to be a talented actor in films like ‘Gone Baby Gone’ and ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.’ In fact, he may be a better actor that his brother Ben Affleck. But is he a better director? We may yet find out as Casey is planning to write and direct a film about baseball star Josh Hamilton.
Andy Samberg is Done with ‘SNL’… Mostly
Though Lorne Michaels wasn’t quite sure about it, Andy Samberg has confirmed he’s leaving ‘SNL‘ and won’t return next year. This comes as no surprise as he’s just about to star in ‘That’s My Boy.’
Watch a Four Minute Preview of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’
The smartest thing about the new preview for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘ is that it doesn’t show too much of Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker becoming Spider-Man. What it does offer is footage of Spidey acting heroic, saving children and fighting Rhys Ifans’s Curt Connor/The Lizard. It shows a size and scale that makes it look like a new take on the material, and makes us cautiously optimistic. Check i