After Mickey’s Makeover, Less Mr. Nice Guy

…concerned that Mickey has become more of a corporate symbol than a beloved character for recent generations of young people, Disney is taking the risky step of re-imagining him for the future…

First Batman, then Superman, then Star Trek…

Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ the costliest film at $230 mn

Cast of Hollywood movie ‘Avatar’ (L-R) Zoa Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver during a press conference for their latest movie Avator, which will be screened here from December 18, in Tokyo. AFP

Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron’s much anticipated 3-D sci-fi epic “Avatar” is being touted as the most expensive film ever – with a whopping $230 million budget…

Anyone taking bets on this?

George Clooney May Go Sideways With The Descendants

George Clooney is dipping his toe into the world of mildly amusing yet moving Fox Searchlight movies. You know the type, it’s the Little Miss Sunshine genre in which an eccentric group of characters undertakes some sort of journey, laughs are had and lessons are learned. Clooney’s version may come from Alexander Payne who, as the former director of Sideways, is no stranger to smile-worthy movies.

Perhaps only of interest because SIDEWAYS still generates buzz in this area.

Peter Jackson’s ‘District 9’ Crosses $200M; Sequel Only May Happen “At Some Point”

The alien apartheid film likely to snag one of the newly expanded 10 Best Picture Oscar nominations did it in worldwide box office this weekend — $115M domestic and $85M international so far (with China and Japan to come).

Who Wants to Buy the TERMINATOR Franchise?

After seeing “Terminator Salvation” and its disappointing gross of $125 million (according to Box Office Mojo, it cost $200 million to make)… …”Terminator” is one of the few major franchises not owned by one of the big studios, the rights will be auctioned off this week…