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Why It Works: Planet Of The Apes

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** With WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES hitting theaters next Friday (you can check out our own Chris Bumbray's review here ), it looks like the new APES series is maintaining an...
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Night of the Living Dead origins movie is still alive and moving

Cameron Romero, son of Dead creator George Romero , is working to bring a genesis story of his father’s iconic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD to life. This project, which Cameron Romero will direct, is called Origins and is a Night of the Living Dead prequel, exploring the origins of the situation seen in that original film form Romero Sr. Variety reports that the movie is moving...
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Steven Soderbergh shares his re-edited version of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Steven Soderbergh is not allowed to retire. Since the director announced he would cease making films, he has made more films than ever before. Plus, he maintains his website, Extension 765 where he sells clothing, books, and re-edits classic films. Yeah, you heard me right. Soderbergh has already given the world his own editions of the films HEAVEN'S GATE and RAIDERS OF THE...
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Trailer for NBC's Rosemary's Baby starring Zoe Saldana and Jason Isaacs

Roman Polanski 's classic horror film ROSEMARY'S BABY is getting the mini-series treatment from NBC, something I was skeptical about from the get go. But, then they cast Zoe Saldana in the lead role previously played by Mia Farrow and I was intrigued. Once Jason Isaacs joined, I was sold. Now, a full trailer for the upcoming event series has been revealed and it looks pretty good....
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Zoe Saldana to star in NBC's Rosemary's Baby mini-series

While a remake of Roman Polanski 's horror classic ROSEMARY'S BABY sounded like a bad idea, NBC has nabbed a very interesting lead actress for their upcoming mini-series. STAR TREK and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY star Zoe Saldana will take on the role of Rosemary for the show. Oscar nominated director Agnieszka Holland will direct the new take on Ira Levin's novel which will transplant...
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Agnieszka Holland to direct NBC's Rosemary's Baby mini-series

When NBC previously announced they were developing a mini-series based on Roman Polanski 's ROSEMARY'S BABY, we had no idea what to expect from it. Was it going to be a longer, self-contained series like AMERICAN HORROR STORY or was it going to be the traditional, two night network mini that was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. Veteran TV director Agnieszka Holland (TREME, THE...
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The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat: Two Year Anniversary Edition!

Two years. Two friggin' years. That's how long the JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat has been running and it still blows my mind when I say that. So how do we celebrate this special occasion? With one bad ass mother of a movie to chat about of course! Over the course of those two years we have discussed so many awesome flicks, but there is one certain movie that I've held back on....
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NBC to produce mini-series based on Rosemary's Baby and Stephen King's The Tommyknockers

Mainstream horror is all the rage these days with series like THE WALKING DEAD, GRIMM, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, HANNIBAL, BATES MOTEL and to a lesser extent UNDER THE DOME getting big viewer numbers and critical acclaim. On top of the news that CBS has renewed UNDER THE DOME for a second season comes the news that NBC wants in on the action with two remakes. The Hollywood Reporter...
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