Each of the last four weeks I’ve taken on the task of narrowing down all of the site’s content into the neat and tidy “Top 5″ feature you see here. Much like choosing your favorite child, this has been a difficult albeit necessary endeavor. For example, this week I was very tempted to include this potential major spoiler from The Dark Knight Rises and/or Matt’s take on the Oscar rules tweak that calls for the number of “Best Picture” nominees to fall between 5 and 10. And yet, I was able to make the tough decision of leaving those two out of the mix in favor of five pieces I found slightly more compelling (this is why they pay me the big bucks).
Speaking of those five “slightly more compelling” pieces, you can hit the jump to find brief recaps and links to articles covering the Star Wars live-action television series, the adaptability of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, the feasibility of Jurassic Park 4, the first trailer for Brad Pitt’s Moneyball, and the merits of Warner Brothers’ Green Lantern.
1. STAR WARS Live-Action TV Series Still Three of Four Years Away
If you’ve ever wondered to yourself, “Why am I not seeing a live-action Star Wars television series on my program guide?” then producer Rick McCallum’s update on a potential series and the obstacles that besiege it is for you.
2. Adaptable: THE HUNGER GAMES
Let’s face it: Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games is going to be adapted into a feature film whether we like it or not. However, that doesn’t mean that Matt can’t break down the property in hopes of discussing what may work on the silver screen and what is best left on the page. Click here to read his “Adaptable” feature and join the debate.
3. Steven Spielberg Is Brainstorming Ideas for JURASSIC PARK 4 with Mark Protosevich
Who would of thought that the best case in favor of Jurassic Park 4 would be that Universal probably doesn’t have anything better going on? Brendan, that’s who. Click here to check out his take on the news that Steven Spielberg and Mark Protosevich are brainstorming ideas for the pic.
4. First Trailer for MONEYBALL
I’m all for working smarter rather than harder. Perhaps that’s why I feel like I can identify with Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) and his attempt to outsmart the competition via extensive statistical research. Then again, my anticipation for Moneyball could just as easily be attributed to Philip Seymour Hoffman and his wearing the hell out of that A’s uniform. Either way, I would advise clicking here to check out the first trailer from Moneyball.
5. GREEN LANTERN Review
I’ll be honest: I didn’t have the highest expectations for director Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern. Sure, I like Ryan Reynolds as much as the next guy/girl, but something about the footage I’d seen just wasn’t doing it for me. After reading Bill’s lukewarm review of the film, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t go with my gut more often.