Studios Head Into Production Boom

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Studios Head Into Production Boom

Despite the economic downturn, the various studios are getting ready to move forward as more than forty productions get underway early next year reports Variety.

Due to the writers strike and the threat of an actors strike, studios quickly rushed through approval on projects in late 2007 before grinding approvals to a halt for much of the last twelve months.

Now with the writer's strike over and the threat of an actor's strike being offset by stubborn and pro ...

Iron, Indy, Sex, Speed DVD Details

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Iron, Indy, Sex, Speed DVD Details

Many of the major film releases of the first half of the Summer have just announced their upcoming DVD versions. Some titles are still notably missing (Prince Caspian, Kung Fu Panda, Incredible Hulk), but here's a look at the cover art and information of what has come through so far:

Iron Man (September ...

M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender

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Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film is set in a world where human civilization is divided into four nations: Water, Earth, Air and Fire.

The Fire Nation is waging a ruthless, oppressive war against the other three nations. The film's hero, the reluctant young Aang, is the "Last Airbender" -- the Avatar who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all of the elements and bring all the nations together. Aided by a prot ...

Smart Clicks, Guru Bombs

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Smart Clicks, Guru Bombs
It was a comedy face-off this weekend with the film version of the classic sitcom "Get Smart" easily whipping Mike Myers new project into submission.

The new 'Smart' scored an impressive $39 million opening haul to open in first place. This came despite the film only garnering mediocre reviews with a 51% & 5.6/10 score at Rotten Tomatoes and a 53% & 7.8 score at Metacritic. Its $10,011 per screen average easily stood above the rest of the Top Ten.

Myers "The Love Guru" on t ...

Shyamalan Presents "Last Airbender"

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Shyamalan Presents
Nickelodeon kicked off Licensing International Expo 2008 today at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with star power, including a presentation by special guest M. Night Shyamalan and Nickelodeon Movies' and Paramount Pictures' executives, where attendees got a preview of Shyamalan's July 2, 2010, theatrical film in the making, The Last Airbender.

During the presentation for The Last Airbender, Academy Award?-nominated writer/director Shyamalan commented, "Casting has begun and we'v ...