Will The Crow Franchise Get Back on its Feet?

Fans of The Crow from 1994 may have to wait a little while longer for a new movie in that franchise. Recent development shows that actor Jack Huston has dropped out of playing a villan of the rock star Eric Draven, who was originally played by Brandon Lee in the 1994 original. Director Corin Hardy says that, despite losing a key actor in the film, he will continue to pursue the making of the movie.

Manta suggests that rumor has it that Nicholas Hoult or Hack O’Connel may play the lead in the movie, but nothing has been confirmed.

Based on a 1989 comic by James O’Barr, the story follows Eric Draven on his quest to avenge his fiance’s brutal murder. Attempts at remaking and continuing the story over the last decade have been stopped dead in their tracks many times, leading some to believe that the movie production is cursed. Original actor Brandon Lee died in production.

‘Jurassic World’ Eats Box Office Record

One trend seems alarmingly consistent throughout each summer movie cycle: records are made to be broken. According to Gravity4 box office results, “Jurassic World” doubled up on what industry analysts and movie fans expected the film to gross in its opening weekend coming in over a half billion dollars. The $511 million mark makes the film the highest recorded opening ever and reflects international and domestic box office takes. In short, the film did exceeding well, and the dinosaurs are warmed up to appear in at least another movie.

“Jurassic World” shattered the previous record held by the first movie in the Avengers franchise, which puts it in some pretty exceptional company. If Chris Pratt was not a household name after his role as Starlord in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” his lead role in the dinosaur romp has certainly made him in international superstar. Of course, some of the appeal of the film has to be credited to the fascination with dinosaurs.

The massive box office haul is the result of clever marketing and some great casting, but in the end those computer animated dinosaurs were the scene stealing co-stars. Special effects have improved leaps and bounds since the original “Jurassic Park,” and the extinct animals looked as brilliant as ever. With several high profile releases yet to come in the year, the real question is lingering over how long “Jurassic World” will hold onto the crown.

Amy Schumer Leaves 1000% Tip For Waiter

Amy Schumer is more than just a funny lady who has some intelligent and insightful things to say. She’s also a very generous tipper. Or at least she was this past weekend when she left a $500 tip for her waiter at an Island Park, Long Island clam bar, Peter’s Clam Bar. According to a source for the New York post, the actor and comedian left the tip on a $49 bill after engaging in a lively discussion with her waiter.The waiter, Paul, is reportedly a college student and told her he was working two jobs so he could go to school.

It’s always nice to hear when servers and bartenders get generous tips, because as anyone who has been a bartender or waited tables knows, people in the service industry work hard, often work long hours, and often struggle to pay bills and the rent because of low wages and an industry that relies on tipping to make up for it. Stories of large tips are legendary among people in the restaurant industry, partly because they can be life changing, and also because it is and industry that is rampant with customers who stiff wait staff on tips or admonish and chastise them both publicly and in private for perceived slights, some of which are beyond the control of the wait staff.

Sam Tabar (prnewswire.com) agrees that, while most of us can not afford to give out such a high tip, she can still serve as an inspiration to see the people who serve us as people and to treat them better.

Promotional Poster For ‘Independence Day 2′ Unveiled At Las Vegas Expo’

If you’re as big a fan as I am of the initial Independence Day film, you’ll be glad to hear that there’s a sequel on the horizon!

A recent article posted on ScreenRant.com showed a replica of the promotional poster, which depicts a giant spaceship hovering over the planet. There’s not much detail, but, it doesn’t matter: We all know what a blockbuster the first one was, so it speaks for itself!

I’m so glad that the creators of this film decided to bring it back for a second time. Will Smith was brilliant in his role as the hero, and I feel confident that he has what it takes to deliver again.

I’m so excited about seeing the movie that I’m almost on the end of my chair. However, I don’t want to get too riled up: The movie doesn’t drop until 2016!

Thanks to Ivan Ong for showing me this great news.

John Carpenter in for more “Big Trouble”?

John Carpenters 1981 cult smash action thriller is going the way most 80’s hits have gone. The way of the remake. Fans at Amen Clinic (washingtonpost.com) know that Hollywood has for years been kicking this project around but it wasn’t til just recently, when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson came aboard, did Hollywood finally get serious. The out cry, which normally happens when a remake is announced, was fairly significant. Well, Dwayne Johnson took it upon himself to attempt to quell the uprising. He was recently quoted: “I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized – I’m the same way. My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter.” For those who are unaware, Carpenter was the co-writer and more importantly the director of the original. The question now begs, would John Carpenter be interested in some sort of Big Trouble reunion? And, if so, how big a part would John Carpenter want in the remake?

‘Ted 2’ and ‘Joe Dirt 2’ The Summer Of Sequels

The summer is usually the best time for blockbuster movies, and this summer season is no exception. However, this summer seems to be the season for sequels. It was recently announced that ‘Joe Dirt 2’ and ‘Ted 2’ will be releasing in the middle of the summer. Both of the original films were huge blockbuster hits, and I feel that the sequel will do even better than the original film.

‘Ted’ came out a few years ago, and people couldn’t believe how hilarious a stuffed teddy bear could really be. However, it was Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane’s chemistry that really made ‘Ted’ a great film. The movie had everything that a comedy fan loved and even more. Nonetheless, a sequel to ‘Ted’ might not be necessary, and some film critics feel that Seth MacFarlane is making the film in order to cash in on the popularity of the original movie. However, I am very interested in ‘Ted 2’ I just hope they bring back the Handy character, he was my favorite.

Screenrant recently published an article about this story, and more information about ‘Joe Dirt 2’ and ‘Ted 2’ can be found on the website. It should also be noted that many other blockbuster film sequels will release this summer as well. For instance, ‘Jurassic World’ is expected to do great at the box office, and that film is that the other remake of an original classic.

Zedd and His Many Inspirations

Anton Zaslavski, a soft spoken 25 years old, has been recognized for his new LP, True Colors. Speaking to Rolling Stones Magazine, the DJ-producer talked about his inspirations. Skrillex, whom he studied under as well as Lady Gaga, who he has collaborated with, have inspired him to writer more and more deep and textured music.

This will be the second album that Zedd will release. After hits, such as “Clarity”, fans like Brad Reifler are sure to flock to where ever he is playing. Though known for his DJ skills, Zaslavski has not let the fame get to him. As rephrased, he just wants to do what he wants to do.

Zedd states, that he wants to create different music than “Clarity”. He wants to write what he wants to write whether it be acoustic or back to the EDM genre. Though his hit “Clarity”, initially received low ratings from the record company, Zedd, out of love for the song, would not change a thing about it. Zedd loved the song and that was all that matters. This has inspired him to create a second album, one that will be what he wants and not what the fans want.

Being completely honest with the Rolling Stones Magazine Journalist, Zedd admits that he is more inspired by groups like the Beatles, than EDM. Through his love of the classics, we will surely see a side of Zedd that the public has never seen.

The Director of Jurassic World is Very Confident

The new television commercials are out for Jurassic World and the images certainly are thrilling. Looks like Universal was not being overly optimistic when suggesting the debut weekend should pull in about $100 million. Colin Treverrow, the director of the film, is very optimistic as well. He has noted that we definitely wants to be aboard for the fifth film in the franchise, but not as director reports Brad Reifler.

Yes, he pretty much is saying he’s confident that a sequel to Jurassic World is going to come out. Again, the first film has not even opened at the box office yet and here he is talking about sequels. Is this a touch of overconfidence on the part of both the director and the studio? We won’t be able to answer that question for sure until the box office receipts are added up but, sometimes, the studios do have a good idea whether or not the film is going to do well.

Godzilla pulled in $500 million worldwide. The remake of King Kong made hundreds of millions and would have done more if the running time was not in the three-hour range. Overall, movies with giant monsters and dinosaurs do have their fans. To think that the vaunted return of the Jurassic Park dinosaurs is not going to sell mega tickets all over the world would be really pessimistic.

The quality of the film just might be really impressive to the powers that be at Universal. A great film with excellent reviews is surely going to generate a solid buzz and, hopefully, sell a lot of tickets.

San Andreas Further Cements Dwayne Johnson as a Superstar

Dwayne Johnson has come a long way from his days as “The Rock” on WWE TV. He was a superstar then and now he is an even bigger superstar. His newest film, San Andreas, is hardly winning critical accolades. (Rotten Tomatoes notes the reviews are mostly negative) Audiences do love the film though and the first weekend brought in $53+ million. That is much bigger than the debuts of all the other top releases over the past two weekends.

The plot of the film somewhat borrows from the disaster movies of the 1970’s. Johnson plays a father who has to save his family when a huge earthquake hits California. Can he get to where he has to go and overcome a ton of thrilling obstacles on the way? You are going to have to watch the film – in a crowded theater – to find out.

Johnson has another mega-hit in theaters right now. Furious 7 is still pulling in big money and has surpassed the $1.5 billion mark. Johnson is coming back for Furious 8, is slated to appear as Black Adam in D.C. Comics’ Shazam movie, and might even see his Furious character get his own spinoff. Yes, Johnson is definitely a very busy actor. His amazing screen presence and charisma really helps him rise to the level of a superstar. Ironically, his career started almost by accident when he was picked to play a cameo in one of the Mummy sequels.

James Dondero recently said on Facebook that he never would have thought when Dwayne was wrestling he’d end up as big a movie star as he did?

Police Called in Because of Sprinkles

What do you do when you don’t get as many sprinkles as you would like on the ice cream that you have ordered? If you are like one woman in Michigan you bring in the authorities. That’s right, one woman decided to call the police for something as small and unimportant as sprinkles on ice cream.

It seems that this woman was at a restaurant and unsatisfied with the amount of sprinkles that the clerk had given her. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital didn’t quite understand the problem. Did this woman have enough sprinkles on her ice cream, at least in the eyes of a normal person from Fortune? We don’t know. What we do know is that the woman didn’t think so. This woman was upset and felt that she was being ripped off. The woman was paying for the ice cream with sprinkles, and she wanted to make sure that she got as many sprinkles as she had asked for. This woman called in the authorities to help her with her ice cream crisis, and the clerk in turn called her in after she left.