As Hollywood wakes from a turkey-induced holiday coma, we take moment to briefly remember the victims of last [Black] Friday’s pepper-spray frenzy, puzzle at why ‘Breaking Dawn’ keeps its No.1 seat at last weekend’s box-office, and brace ourselves for the inevitable Cyber-Monday Apocalypse where ridiculously under-priced Blu-Ray movies will overturn world economies and kill us all.
But of course, who are we kidding? Let’s get to the movie news that actually matter.
Says Bale, in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer “I wrapped a few days ago, so that will be the last time I’m taking that [Batman hood] off.”
This comes as no surprise, with Director Chris Nolan stating that the next Batman movie will also be his last. This also marks the end of what was an especially good run for the Batman movie series, which hasn’t always been spectacular.
As Bale also states :
“When you have the opportunity to be a character so many times, you develop another relationship with him, a more profound one.”
I wonder if George Clooney or Val Kilmer could say the same.
It isn’t all that hard to imagine why really. The era of movies geared toward pre-pubescent ‘Tweens’, that brought us blockbuster hits such as ‘Never Say Never’ and ‘Twillight’, just isn’t impressing Speilberg. :
“There’s not a lot of films I’d watch that are made over the past 20 years, because I’m much more of a romantic.
“I like to go way back to the source. I look at a lot of silent movies for inspiration because they’re all told visually and they’re all told with hyper-extended performance and with wonderful use of a frame. It’s a way of getting my engine started.”
Just as an accompaniment to that,David Gritten over at The Telegraph wrote an interesting article on the rise of movie crowd-pleasers for grown-ups, such as ‘Hugo’ and ‘The Decendents’, which gives us hope for the future of great films.
Oh, please make this happen.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bret McKenzie of the short-lived but well-loved HBO series hints at a ‘Flight Of The Concords’ movie saying : “We’re gonna try and do a movie,” he said. “We just need a story.” Bret McKenzie appearing at The Muppets movie première reunites with his former co-star Kristen Schaal, and co-creator James Bobin for musical work on the latest Muppets movie.
Speaking of which, we’re all still waiting for that Arrested Development movie, which I imagine must be in movie development hell right now (no pun intended).
Time for the regular Twilight check in… and it looks like it still glitters. Making over $489.3 million Worldwide, ‘Breaking Dawn’ easily overshadowed the better reviewed, family-oriented new additions this week. ‘The Muppets’ which debut at $42 million over a the long holiday weekend leads the pack of ‘PG-ers’ with dancing penguins in ‘Happy Feet 2’, and ‘Hugo’ coming in at places No.3 and No.5 [respectively] on the Box Office charts.
The Decendents holds steady at No.10, capping off the Thanksgiving weekend.