Archive for April, 2008

New Futurama Movie in June

Posted in Cartoon news with tags , , on April 27, 2008 by funofmovie

As Bender’s Big Score gets set to air in four installments on Comedy Central later this month, Fox Home Entertainment ahs announced that the next adventure in the series of Futurama DVD movies will be available at retail this summer. The Fate of human and robot-kind is at stake when Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs debuts at retail on June 24.

In what Fox is calling the most tentacle-packed Futurama epic, space itself rips open, revealing a gateway to another universe. What lies beyond is a mix of horror and love as the Planet Express crew encounters a repulsive, planet-sized monster with romantic intentions.

The second feature-length Futurama film will be followed by at least two more movies from series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. The show’s entire voice cast and most of its main writers have returned to help revive the series, which FOX cancelled in 2003. Groening, who also created The Simpsons, has told us that Futurama is the animated show he’s most proud of. Those who haven’t picked up Bender’s Big Score on DVD yet can catch it on Comedy Central on March 23 at 8 p.m.

2008 MTV Movie Awards – Airing Live On June 1!

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , on April 25, 2008 by funofmovie

The date’s been set and the producer secured: The 17th annual MTV Movie Awards will be airing live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on June 1.
MTV announced Tuesday (March 18) that Mark Burnett — the Emmy

Award-winning executive producer of such hit shows as “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” “Rock Star,” “The Contender” and “My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad” — will be returning for his second year as the awards’ executive producer.
Last year’s MTV Movie Awards generated huge ratings, pulling in over 20 million viewers on its premiere night. This year’s ceremony will once again premiere live on MTV, with the show’s iconic golden popcorn prize up for grabs in categories ranging from Best Kiss to Best Villain.
“I’m looking forward to incorporating the viewers more than ever before, because I consider the MTV Movie Awards to be the most relevant movie award show in America today,”

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May Movies – Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is released 22nd May.

Posted in Movies with tags , , on April 20, 2008 by funofmovie

May Movies

Release of the Month
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

On May 22, Indiana Jones is back in a new globe-trotting adventure, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.
Set in 1957 and the Cold War the retiring college professor Jones becomes embroiled in a race against the Russians to find the Crystal Skull, which is believed to harness supernatural, possibly extra-terrestrial powers.
Jones also faces a blast from the past who is not too happy that he abandoned her twenty years ago.
Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford as Indy, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” features an outstanding cast, including Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Oscar winner Jim Broadbent and Shia LaBeouf.
Frank Marshall is the film’s producer. George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy are the executive producers. The screenplay is by David Koepp from a story by George Lucas.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is released 22nd May.
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

May movie – Charlie Bartlett is released 9th May

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2008 by funofmovie
Charlie Bartlett

Expelled from yet another private school for his blossoming though illegal, entrepreneurial activities, wealthy teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) finds himself at a regular High School.
His smart, geeky appearance gets him a first day beating from the school bully so his overly medicated mother (Hope Davis) calls in the family psychiatrist to help him out.
An opportunity not to be missed, Charlie sets himself up as the school agony aunt, channeling advice from his psychiatrist direct to his fellow students.
Of course the thing that Charlie wants more than anything else is to be popular, to be liked by everyone.
He thinks that what he is doing is the perfect way to achieve popularity and its not that he’s wrong, its’ just the way he goes about things that is.
His charm, charisma and access to medication soon starts to win him new friends as well as the attentions of the Principal’s daughter, much to the annoyance of the Principal (Robert Downey Jr.) a man battling his own demons.
Charlie’s one man battle against loneliness, angst and the hypocrisy of the modern world inspires everyone, until the day he goes too far.

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis

Charlie Bartlett is released 9th May

May Movies

Posted in Cartoon news with tags , , on April 13, 2008 by funofmovie
Speed Racer

Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless.
His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolised, the legendary Rex Racer, whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfil.
Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer (John Goodman), the designer of Speed’s thundering Mach 5.
When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company’s maniacal owner (Roger Allam) but uncovers a terrible secret, some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits.
If Speed won’t drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line.
The only way for Speed to save his family’s business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at its own game.
With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie (Christina Ricci), Speed teams with his one-time rival, the mysterious Racer X (Matthew Fox), to win the race that had taken his brother’s life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci

Speed Racer is released 9th May

Tom Cruise’s Latest Film Pushed Back

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , , , , on April 12, 2008 by funofmovie

Things seem to have just gone south after all those people were injured on the set of Valkyrie. And the film just hit another roadblock. Its release got pushed back until 2009.

Tom Cruise is on a roll here! His last movie Lions for Lambs grossed only $15 million. Long gone are the days of Tom being able to create a blockbuster. His best saving grace would be to put Suri in something.

May Movies – second movie from listing

Posted in Cartoon news, Movies with tags , on April 12, 2008 by funofmovie
Nim’s Island

A feisty young girl named Nim (Abigail Breslin), surrounded by her exotic animal friends and inspired by legends and books, leads an amazing tropical existence that mirrors that of her favourite literary character: Alex Rover, the world’s greatest adventurer.
Nim idolizes Rover, so when her scientist father and the secret island to which he’s brought Nim suddenly seem to be under threat, she reaches out across the deep blue sea to the creator of her hero for help.
But what Nim doesn’t know is that the acclaimed author of the Rover books is, in fact, Alexandra Rover (Jodie Foster), a retiring, fainthearted recluse locked away in a big city apartment.
Now, as Alexandra nervously ventures forth into the world and Nim faces the biggest challenge of her exciting young life, they must both draw courage from the fictional gallantry of Alex Rover, and find strength in one another’s willingness to believe, to conquer Nim’s Island.
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler

Nim’s Island is released 2nd May

May Movies – first movie from listing

Posted in Movies with tags , , on April 11, 2008 by funofmovie

May is the cinematic month that movie fans have been waiting for as it kicks off the superhero summer as well as the return of an icon to the big screen.
The blockbuster time of the year is finally here and this month we have Iron Man, Speed Racer and of course Indy to look forward to.

Iron Man

Iron Man in Blog

Based upon Marvel’s iconic Super Hero, “Iron Man” tells the story of Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon.
Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armour and escapes captivity.

Upon his return to America, Tony must come to terms with his past.
When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armour and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.
Starring: Robert Downey, Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow
Iron Man is released 2nd May
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

Box Office Recap

Posted in Movies with tags , , on April 9, 2008 by funofmovie

Even though 21 opened in theatres last weekend, it was still on top at the box office this weekend. George Clooney’s “Leatherheads” and “Nim’s Island” which opened this weekend took the 2nd and 3rd spot with a measly $13 million. It seems like people didn’t want to go to the theatres this weekend.

1 21 –$15,100,000
3-Nim’s Island–$13,300,000
4Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who–$9,100,000
5-The Ruins–$7,840,000
6Superhero Movie–$5,405,000
7Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns–$3,510,000
8Drillbit Taylor–$3,495,000
10-10,000 B.C.–$2,770,000
12-Under The Same Moon–$1,709,000

Top 25 Best Soundtracks

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on April 8, 2008 by funofmovie