Clints Bits – 5/6


Was talking to our movie-man in Los Angeles, Paul, who tells me he’s just come home from watching “The Hulk”. I straightforwardly wasn’t expecting much of an encouraging retort from Paul – but he’s surprised us all. Although we can’t release the full review until the week of, I can tell you that it’s received a staggering 5 out of 5 stars, "Forget anything you’ve read, this Hulk is simply sensational. An intelligent, original masterwork, directed with imagination and visual eloquence by Ang Lee. This is a film that contains sequences that go beyond the special effects arena, yet at the same time is a film that remains deeply human." “I loved it”, smiles our boy. Now that should make a few “Hulk” fans day…

  • Seems “Terminator 2” isn’t as short as we were led to believe. Scooper ‘Cliff’ writes : “Filmjerk has reported a false running time. The forum moderator, on the ‘official’ T3 site, asked the administration about the rumour. This is what they had to say. "This is incorrect. I’m not sure I’m allowed to give the exact official time, but rest assured it is a "normal" movie running time. 109 would be quite short." I am sure we can expect at least a 2 hour movie, if not longer”.

  • You can check out our review of the film “28 Days Later” in the reviews area, and then check out the first six minutes of it here, and view the trailer here. You can find the official website at Thanks ‘Emilie’

  • Jake Gyllenhaal and his sister, Maggie (Secretary), along with his parents, director, Stephen Gyllenhaal and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Naomi Foner, were honored with The ACLU’s Torch of Liberty Award – an honor to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the advancement of civil liberties. Thanks to ‘Harrison’

  • Coming Soon reports that the trailer for Pixar’s next film “The Incredibles” is up at the link here

  • The script, “Flash”, about a Coach who leads a group of athletes both on and off the playing field before forming a tight bond with one of the kids — a young urban thug named Andy — and tries to teach him a lesson, only to wind up learning one himself, has been picked up from Cedric the Entertainer by MGM.

  • Coming Soon have a full list of where you’ll be able to see “The Matrix Reloaded” in IMAX format here

  • "When you publish for 40 years, there are a lot of stories. There’s a gray Hulk, there’s a green Hulk, there’s a speaking Hulk, there’s a singing Hulk." And According to Marvel’s Avi Arad, any one of these incarnations may appear in a potential “Hulk” sequel, which is currently being developed by screenwriter James Schamus says SciFi Wire.

  • The Daily Telegraph reports that Aussie Poppy Montgomery is set to join Thomas Gibson for “Raising Waylon”, a telemovie about two people – who hate each other after a disastrous date 10 years earlier – given joint custody of a nine-year-old orphan.

  • Latino Review has posted a whole lot of set pics from the upcoming “Van Helsing” here

  • “I don’t even want to think about the third one. I don’t want to hear anything about the third one until this one is out.” ”2 Fast 2 Furious” Director John Singelton tells Latino Review the chances of a 3rd film.

  • Only a week after news surfaced that “Lizzie McGuire” was kaput, talk between Hilary Duff’s squad and Disney is baking to get the movie sequel and TV series back on the drawing board.

  • The Rock talks his new movie ‘The Rundown’, and the still-to-be-filmed ‘Walking Tall’ here. Thanks to ‘Clinton’

  • Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Goldblum, Peter Stormare and Bud Cort are set to appear in Wes Anderson’s next film “The Life Aquatic”. Penned by Anderson and Noah Baumbach, "Aquatic" tells the story of oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew and their misadventures in deep-sea exploration.

  • “Priscilla” Director Stephan Elliot will direct the comedy "Venetian Wedding" for WT2, the low-budget division of Working Title. The project, which is out to cast, aims to begin production in Australia in December. "Wedding" is based on the true events of Australia’s fairy tale royal wedding between a Byzantine prince and a Sydney socialite. Meant to be on par with the marriage of England’s Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, this wedding went horribly awry.