Moviefone is headed to Sundance! Well, technically, I, along with my esteemed editor, Michael Hogan, are headed to the Sundance Film Festival. I'm equally excited and scared about this year's festival -- excited because there are a lot of movies that I want to see; scared because, as a first time attendee, I have zero idea what I'm doing. (If you happen to be at Sundance and you see a very confused looking person that's about to cry, that's me.) So, for the next few days, expect an onslaught of updates that will range anywhere from maniacal glee to raw terror.
"Red Tails" is a Lucasfilm production that's loosely based on the Tuskegee Airmen, a band of African-American pilots who fought in World War II. While watching the new film, it was hard not to notice that "Red Tails" is quite similar to another Lucasfilm production about a band of pilots who fought for the Rebel Alliance: "Star Wars." Just how similar is "Red Tails" to the original "Star Wars"?
On Jan. 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, James Eugene Carrey was born. Fifty years later, James -- better known to you as Jim Carrey -- is one of the biggest comedy stars in Hollywood (the middling returns for "Mr. Popper's Penguins" notwithstanding.) But what's his best contribution to cinema?
There is apparently going to be a remake of "Police Academy." Right now, there is an alternative universe in which, back in 1984, someone with sense said, "You know, we really don't need a second 'Police Academy' movie." In that alternative universe, it would be fun on a day in which a "Police Academy" remake gets a director, to make a list of what actors that we'd like to see in a "Police Academy" remake. For a few minutes, let's pretend that we're in that alternate universe.