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Kenneth Branagh Knows JACK…RYAN

It looks like Kenneth Branagh is now in the frame to direct the Paramount Pictures new Jack Ryan film, which is set to see Star Trek’s Chris Pine take over the role from Ben Affleck, Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin. Branagh directing of the project [...]

March 28, 2012

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO DVD Causes Confusion

You have to hand it to the Columbia Pictures marketing department (and David Fincher), you really do. They’ve managed to get a lot of people talking about Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. First there was the “bootlegged” [...]

March 24, 2012

THE HUNGER GAMES – It’s Not For Everyone

The Hunger Games isn’t aimed at people like me. It’s aimed at teenage girls, masses of them, and I’m a man in his 30s. I’m okay with that. The film looks set to bank at least $100 million on its first weekend, that’s some serious cash for [...]

March 20, 2012

Will Tom Cruise Join Beyoncé In A STAR IS BORN?

Tom Cruise is the latest in a long list of names to be associated with a starring role opposite Beyoncé Knowles in Clint Eastwood’s A Star Is Born. If the Mission: Impossible star decides to take the role it could mean yet another delay for the [...]

March 11, 2012

Rise Of TITANIC – Mega-Grossing Film Comes Back In 3D

Titanic was a phenomenon when it was released in 1997. James Cameron’s film became the highest grossing film of all time (before it was beaten by Avatar), grossing $600 million at the US box office and another $1.2 billion elsewhere around the [...]

March 8, 2012

New JOHN CARTER Images; Will It Offer Something New?

Disney’s John Carter is something of a gamble; it’s based on a property that’s 100 years old, which most people (except hardcore fans) haven’t heard of. To exacerbate things, the character, themes and settings of the source [...]

March 7, 2012

STAR WARS Concept Artist Ralph McQuarrie Dies

Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who is most famous for creating some of the Star Wars saga’s most striking images has died. McQuarrie passed away on March 3rd at the age of 82, leaving behind a legacy that will continue for as long as film is a [...]

March 4, 2012

The Town Writer Feels The Need For Speed With TOP GUN 2

Peter Craig, Ben Affleck’s co-writer on The Town has been hired by Paramount Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Skydance Productions to pen the next script for Top Gun 2. Tom Cruise is eager to get another Top Gun film off the ground, and [...]

March 3, 2012

The Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies

While Movies In Focus is (obviously) mainly a movie site, the passing of The Monkees’ Davy Jones at the age of 66, has to be mentioned. A massive group in the 1960s, The Monkees featured British born Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael [...]

February 29, 2012

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