The Lego Movie—a film based on a wildly popular brand of toys that holds licensing deals with some of the most popular franchises in media history—was a hit, so what could possibly go wrong with a Peep movie. Sure Peeps are an inanimate novelty candy with no real back-story, only purchased once a year, but why not make a feature length major motion picture out of their brand. What could possibly go wrong? Everybody loves Peeps, right? ... Discuss

 

Now that filmmaker David Fincher is no longer attached to direct an upcoming biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs—written by Aaron Sorkin—Sony is reportedly now in talks with director Danny Boyle to helm the project. And, according to The Hollywood Reporter, unlike Fincher, who wanted Christian Bale for the role of Jobs, Boyle is lobbying for Leo DiCaprio to get the part of the iconic tech industry leader. Though deals aren’t yet signed, it wouldn’t be the first time the two have worked together; DiCaprio starred in Boyle’s 2000 thriller The Beach. Unlike the poorly received Ashton Kutcher flop, Sorkin’s film is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography, which was written in close collaboration with Jobs before his death .. Discuss

 

It's been a few days since we first heard the rumors that a Goonies sequel was on the way. But now there's confirmation and, what's more, there's a writer. None other than Steven Spielberg will be in charge of getting the gang back together—and it will be the gang. It sounds like the original cast is all on board to go find One-Eyed Willy's treasure again, or whatever they end up doing. In any case, this franchise isn't going to die. That is something Goonies just do not do ... Discuss

 

After Cate Blanchett called out Hollywood’s sexism in casting during her Oscar acceptance speech, she received ample criticism along with praise. “Women have never had it so good in Hollywood” wrote Celia Walden in The Telegraph. With box office hits such as The Hunger Games and Gravity, that may seem true, but the numbers show that Hollywood still has a long way to go. A new study found that females made up only 15 percent of protagonists in the 100 top-grossing films of 2013. And the problem isn’t just onscreen, but behind the scenes, as well. Read More

 

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are reportedly reuniting , this time for a Cold War-era thriller. According to Variety, Spielberg will produce (and possibly direct) the true story of James Donovan (Hanks), an attorney employed by the C.I.A. to attempt to secure the release of a pilot whose spy plane was downed in Russia in the 1960. Though the entertainment magazine says that Robopocalypse was thought to be Spielberg’s next major directorial project, they note that if the filmmaker “isn’t keen on tackling a big tentpole, the idea of reteaming with Hanks for a fourth time is intriguing” ... Discuss