Film Round-Up

9 03 2010

Quite a few interesting bits of film news lately!

  • This link will take you to FlowingData, which has created infographics breaking down famous movie quotes:
  • Here is a plot synopsis for the new Thor movie via /Film. For those of you who don’t know, after the success of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk in 2008, Marvel Studios moved forward with the concept of creating individual films for each of the superhero group, The Avengers, with the aim of making an Avengers movie in a few years. Joe Johnston’s Captain America film is already casting, and this Thor movie will be rolling film soon. While the title character is played by a relatively unknown actor, he is joined by heavy hitters Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgaard and Natalie Portman.
  • Here is a little bit of disturbing news, also via /Film. Apparently the Florida State Legislature is considering a piece of legislation that would increase tax breaks to films filming in the State of Florida from a 2% break to a 5% break. This would be great, except the bill contains language that says denial of the tax breaks could be made if the film strayed from “traditional family values.” When asked directly whether that meant a film with gay characters wouldn’t be supported, one legislator said that wouldn’t be something state money should go to. Personally, I think it’s absolutely ridiculous.
  • And finally, and most importantly!, go HERE to see the new trailer for the TRON sequel, TRON: Legacy. It looks phenomenal! I’m wondering if they will bill it as starring “Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges” now that Bridges took home the gold for his role in Crazy Heart?



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