Release date: Friday November 5, 2010 Genre: Comedy, Adventure Director: Todd Phillips Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, Adam Sztykiel, Todd Phillip Producer(s): Todd Phillips, Dan Goldberg Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, Alan Arkin Official Site:duedatemovie.warnerbros.com Rating:Not yet rated Available film art:Due Date movie posters
Synopsis Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) is an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan—on what turns out to be a crosscountry road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter’s last nerve.
If the rumours at BloodyDisgusting.com are to be believed, Universal Pictures is planning a reboot of Anne Rice’s vampire chronicles, with a Hollywood heavyweight apparently in talks to play bloodsucker Lestat.
According to the horror site, none-other-than Robert Downey Jr. is contemplating playing the French nobleman-turned-vampire, who appeared in several of Rice’s books.
If he does take the role, Downey Jr. would follow in the footsteps of Tom Cruise, who played Lestat in Interview with the Vampire, and Stuart Townsend, who played him in Queen of the Damned.
So come on fang fans – do you think Downey Jr is a good fit for the part, or will Lestat-lovers be as angry about this choice as they were when Cruise first landed the role?
These are the new DVD releases for August 4, 2009.
Derek Charles (Idris Elba), a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to the beautiful Sharon (Beyonce Knowles). But when Lisa (Ali Larter), a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, all the things he’s worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.
Cast: Beyoncé Knowles, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill, Scout Taylor-Compton, Ron Roggé; Directed By: Steve Shill
Playing Together Nicely
Obsessed: Dressed to Kill
Race to Witch Mountain
For years, stories have circulated about a secret place in the middle of the Nevada desert, known for unexplained phenomena and strange sightings. It’s called Witch Mountain, and when a Las Vegas cab driver (Dwayne Johnson) finds two teens with supernatural powers in his cab, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure he can’t explain. They work together to discover that the only chance to save the world lies in unraveling the secrets of Witch Mountain, and the race begins.
Columnist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) is at a dead end. The newspaper business is in an uproar, his marriage to a fellow journalist has fallen apart and he can’t entirely remember what he loved about his job in the first place. Then, one day, while walking through Los Angeles’ Skid Row, he sees the mysterious bedraggled figure Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), pouring his soul into a two-stringed violin.
At first, Lopez approaches Ayers as just another story idea in a city of millions. But as he begins to unearth the mystery of how this alternately brilliant and distracted street musician, once a dynamic prodigy headed for fame, wound up living in tunnels and doorways, it sparks an unexpected quest. Imagining he can change Ayers’ life, Lopez embarks on a quixotic mission to get him off the streets and back to the world of music.
But even as he fights to save Ayers’ life, he begins to see that it is Ayers—with his unsinkable passion, his freedom-loving obstinacy and his valiant attempts at connection and love—who is profoundly changing Lopez.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Catherine Keener, Stephen Root; Directed by: Joe Wright
Commentary by director Joe Wright
An Unlikely Friendship: Making The Soloist
Kindness, Courtesy and Respect: Mr. Ayers + Mr. Lopez
One Size Does Not Fit All: Addressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
Iron Man star, Robert Downey Jr. talks about the “dangers of bring Marvel’s The Avengers to the big screen.”
“If we don’t get it right it’s really, really going to suck.” So says Robert Downey, Jr. about the dangers of bringing Marvel’s The Avengers to the big screen.
“It has to be the crowning blow of Marvel’s best and brightest because it’s the hardest thing to get right. It’s tough to spin all the plates for one of these characters,” Downey recently told MTV from the London set of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes.
The star added, “The danger you run with colliding all these worlds is [director] Jon [Favreau] was very certain that Iron Man should be set in a very realistic world. Nothing that happened in Iron Man is really outside the realm of possibility. Once you start talking about Valhalla and supersized super-soldiers and jolly green giants it warrants much further discussion.”
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Yahoo! News is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. will be “suiting to star in Iron Man“, Marvels next movie based on the super-hero character. Read on:
Robert Downy Jr. is suiting up to star in “Iron Man,” a superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character.
Jon Favreau is directing the Paramount Pictures release. Filming is slated to begin in February in Los Angeles.
Downey will portray Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Using his intelligence and ingenuity, Stark instead builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. Upon his return to the U.S., he uncovers a plot with global implications and must don his armor and protect the world.
The comic debuted in the 1960s, and Iron Man’s origin involved Stark being a prisoner of the Viet Cong. The movie version will be set in today’s geopolitical climate.
Budgeted at more than $100 million, it marks the first feature film to be produced independently by Marvel Entertainment, which previously licensed its characters, such as “Spider-Man” and “X-Men,” to other studios.
Marvel president of production Kevin Feige said the filmmakers looked for the best actor to embody the character.
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