News Worth Sharing: “Point Break” Remake in the Works

Variety.com reported testerday that Alcon Entertainment has secured the rights to 1991’s “Point Break” from RGM Media, and would be developing a remake of the film.

For anyone out there who still wonders why the Cineplex is cursed with so many remakes, that sentence should be informative. None of the creative talents involved initiated this. A company bought the rights from another company… neither of whom I’D ever heard of before, and now a remake is on its way.

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News Worth Sharing: Ghostbusters 3 “A Go”.

Yeah, I’m not too excited either, guys.

CNN.com’s enterainment blog reports that the long gestating Ghostbusters 3 is officially a go. For those of you not aware, GB3 has been in development for like 500 years now – well ok, maybe it only feels that long – but there’s been numerous holdups, including debates over the script, whether to bring back director Ivan Reitman (who hasn’t had a big hit since 1990’s “Kindergarten Cop”), and most notably, whether or not they could convince Bill Murray to participate.

Apparently now Aykroyd is saying they’re going to go ahead with or without him.

**SIGH**

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News Worth Sharing: Thor sequel is a go!

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Marvel and Disney have confirmed a Thor Sequel will be coming in 2013.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/06/30/thor-sequel-2013-branagh/

That’s good news for us fans of the first one, especially as second movies in Superhero franchises tend to be better than the first (there’s exceptions, of course). At this point, Kenneth Branagh is not attached, but I think the sequel can survive without him.

News Worth Sharing: Charlie Sheen claims to have used Steroids for role in “Major League”

“Forget about the curveball Ricky!! Give ‘em the heater!!”

Oh, Charlie Sheen. We love you. Please be crazy forever.

Now Sheen is claiming that, for his role as Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the comedy classic “Major League”, he used steroids. “I was already bitchy because — let’s just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit. It was the only time I ever did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks,” he’s quoted as saying. “You can print this, I don’t give a f–k. My fastball went from 79 [mph] to like 85.”

Sheen goes on to say that he quit them after they caused him to lose his temper.

“Well, I wasn’t doing enough to be completely insane — just a little bitchier than normal. When you combine the haircut with all of those comments, you’ve got a recipe for disaster.”

LOL. I want to know what kind of behavior would qualify for Charlie’s criteria of “Completely Insane”. Seriously though, can we forget getting this guy a sitcom and just get him a reality show already? I mean, God! Isn’t it the ultimate no brainer television production decision of all time?

Meanwhile, unlike steroid abuse in REAL Baseball, I think this only adds to my love for “Major League”. My kinda team, Charlie, it’s my kinda team.

Summary article:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43578656/ns/today-entertainment/

Read the entire interview here:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/extramustard/06/29/charlie-sheen-interview-major-league-anniversary/index.html#ixzz1QhujTO5Z

News Worth Sharing: WB still considering Green Lantern sequel

Phew!!

In spite of it’s less than stellar Box Office performance to date, Aiden Redmond of Moviephone is reporting that the executives at Warner Brothers are still moving forward with a planned Green Lantern Sequel. I’ll believe it for real when it moves into production – they were saying the same sort of thing at this point in time when “Superman Returns to Crush His Fans Hearts” was under-performing.

Still, it’s better than hearing its dead in the water, which is what everyone kind of thought after the film got skewered by critics (not me, :)) and opened weakly (for its budget).

Read the source article here:

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/06/27/green-lantern-sequel-is-a-go

UPDATED: So, they’re already backing off. Which doesn’t make sense to me. While your movie is still in theatres, wouldnt you want to promise a sequel? Not like they could be held to it. Read it here:

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2011/06/28/green-lantern-2-sequel/#more-53655