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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Remakes are tricky business. The rules have been thrown out the window, but back in the day the rule of thumb was that you waited long enough a) for people to have forgotten about the original, b) for people to have properly digested, processed, and internalized the original enough to dream up an interesting reinterpretation, or c) at least until the next generation (i.e., the next graduating class of film school) comes along with fresh eyes and a new perspective on the story. David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a 2011 remake of a 2009 TV miniseries based on a 2005 novel, of course, satisfies none of these rules, but that’s okay because it’s David Fincher, right?

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Devil’s DVD Disappointment: Cowboys & Aliens

Take one part James Bond, one part Indiana Jones and mix in some cowboys and throw in some aliens with a side of Olivia Wilde sex appeal and you get the latest Jon Favreau directed movie.

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The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn (3D)

Providing a good old-fashioned adventure story, and featuring some outstanding computer animation, Spielberg’s Tintin managed to appease my childhood love of Herge’s work as well as entertain for the duration of the film.

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Cowboys & Aliens

Take one part James Bond, one part Indiana Jones and mix in some cowboys and throw in some aliens with a side of Olivia Wilde sex appeal and you get the latest Jon Favreau directed movie.

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Bond 23 Delay, Craig Says Okay

It was announced late last week that the new Bond film would be delayed, shortly after the announcement that director Sam Mendes would be heading up production.  The film is being delayed due to uncertaintysurrounding MGM that has arisen out of financial issues.  There are talks that the franchise could move to another production company, which would get the film back on track sooner.

Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, has stated that he is happy with the decision to wait.  The film was slated for a 2011/2012 release, which will likely change.

Harrison Ford To Star in “Cowboys and Aliens”

The other day, it was confirmed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, over Twitter that Ford is in fact starring in the film Cowboys and Aliens.  The tweet read, “Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay? He is.” 

Ford will be joining cast members Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in the comic book adaptation, which is slated for a July 2011 release.

Sam Mendes Will Direct Bond 23

Sam Mendes, director of last year’s Away We Go, has been confirmed as the director of the next Bond film.  British newspaper, The Telegraph,  reported that Mendes is on board, as well as Danile Craig in the title role, along side Dame Judy Dench.  Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the regular Bond scribes, will be joined by Peter Morgan, who gained acclaim for his screen adaptations of Frost/Nixon and The Other Boelyn Girl.