“The Smurfs” will be making their way onto the big screen on August 3, 2011.
The Smurfs will be voiced by legendary comedic talents. George Lopez is Grouchy, Paul Reubens aka Pee Wee Herman is Jokey Smurf, Jonathan Withers as Papa Smurf, Fred Armisen is Brainy, with Katy Perry as Smurfette. Hank Azaria will voice their arch-enemy, Gargamel.
“The Smurfs” have been around over 50 years, but this time they will end up in modern day New York City, as they stumble through a magical portal landing them in Central Park.
Those making it to the feature film are Papa, Clumsy, Gutsy, Brainy, Grouchy, and Smurfette are lost in Manhattan they will find a couple of human friends who help them out, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jayma Mays (Glee). Sofia Vergara of “Modern Family” will will be another of the human friends to befriend The Smurfs.
The trailer gives a sneak peek, and seems to promise to stay true to the original. Peyo was the original comic strip creator, who then saw his creation turn animated on television. The movie will begin in the Middle Ages with a European setting, as did the original.
You can find “The Smurfs’ trailer at http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movie-talk-the-smurfs-get-real-in-first-trailer.html. The Smurfs never go out of style and I look forward to the film remake.
“Ramona and Beezus” will be released on July 23, 2010.
Surely you remember dear Ramona Quimby, and her sister Beezus?
Beverly Cleary was the author of the book series, and this was her first book that focused on Ramona Quimby and Beatrice. This children’s novel was first published in 1955, and the author’s next book to follow Ramona’s journey was Ramona the Pest. Other books written about Ramona include Ramona the Brave, Ramona and Her Father, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona Quimby Age 8, Ramona Forever, and Ramona’s World. Cleary was the author of many other books.
Ramona will make her way out of the book and on to the big screen with this film, being distributing by 20th Century Fox. This is a family/kid comedy that was filmed in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Joey King will play Ramona, Selena Gomez as Beezus, Ginnifer Goodwin as Aunt Bee, John Corbett as Bob Quimby, and Hutch Dano as Henry Huggins. See the trailer here: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810041258/cast.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” will be released June 30, 2010.
Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen), Kristen Stewart (Bella), Taylor Lautner (Jacob), Ashley Greene (Alice), Kellan Lutz (Emmett), Bryce Dallas Howard (Victoria), Nikki Reed (Rosalie), and Dakota Fanning (Jane) – need I say more? This is movie 3 in the Twilight Saga, along with New Moon (2009), and Twilight (2008). See clips of the film, movie stills, cast photos, and the official Twilight site, along with the world of twilight. Drama/Romance/Thriller. Written by Stephenie Meyer.