Coyote Ugly is to have a sequel?
The original film starred Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello and and Tyra Banks.
It became a surprise hit in America when it was released in 2000 and topped the US box office.
Gina Wendkos, who wrote the original, is to work on the sequel, reports Variety.
The first film was the tale of Violet ‘Jersey’ Sanford, an innocent singer who loses her inhibitions while working at an all-girl bar.
Coyote Ugly is to have a sequel?
Radio Ga Ga, Radio Go Go
ABC goes ga- ga over Go- Go’s.
Universal Plays “The Game”
When director David Fincher isn’t making a brilliant mind-altering morality tale of a film, he spends his time making darned exciting thriller. Such is the case with his 1997 brain teaser The Game. Although Criterion has toyed with creating a special edition of the film in the future, the movie went out of print when USA folded. True to their word, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has picked up the ball, and will release their own version of the disc this summer.
Nicholas Van Orton is a shrewdly successful businessman who is accustomed to being in control of each facet of his investments and relationships. His well ordered life undergoes a profound change, however, when his brother Conrad gives him an unexpected birthday gift that soon has devastating consequences.
Released with both an anamorphic widescreen and pan and scan transfer, the upcoming release will contain a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. The will most likely be identical to the earlier USA release.
Coming back to retail on August 27th, “The Game” will boast a $19.98 price tag.
More Muppet DVD’s On The Way
Hey Muppets fans, if you haven’t ordered them online yet, at TimeLife, Columbia will continue to mine the Muppets for yet more DVD releases, with three new ones due on 9/3.
The Best of The Muppet Show Volume 1 and Volume 2 include three classic, uncut episodes revolving around superstar guests (“Elton John,” “Julie Andrews,” and “Gene Kelly” on Volume 1, and “Mark Hamill,” “Paul Simon” and “Raquel Welch” on Volume 2) plus promos.
On 9/3 Columbia will also release something called Kermit’s Swamp Years. Each is presented in full frame and retails for $19.95 a pop.
Enjoy, or come on over!
The Words That You’ve Been Waiting To Have Heard
After years of nail-biting suspense, Paramount is finally delivering the goodies!
It’s time to get ready to grease back that hair and put on your best poodle dress, because on 9/17 Paramount will release a collector’s edition of Grease, still one of the biggest and most popular musicals in motion picture history.
Then on 10/8 comes plenty more, including a collector’s edition of another Travolta megahit, Saturday Night Fever, plus its (camp) classic sequel Stayin’ Alive, Travolta as cowboy in Urban Cowboy, and (drum roll, please…) both Flashdance and Footloose!
Expect some cool extras, including new interviews with such participants as directors Randall Kleiser and John Badham, and much more. Full specs have not yet been revealed, but the official press releases are due on Monday, June 24th.
Oh yeah, baby! Oh yeah!
Springsteen, E Street to hit the road in August
Bruce Springsteen is planning to hit the road with the E Street Band during the second week of August, according to E Streeter Steve Van Zandt.
The guitarist told The Boston Herald the tour will be timed to coincide with the July release of Springsteen’s forthcoming album “The Uprising.”
“(The new album) is just terrific,” Van Zandt told the paper.
“Very different, very interesting and absolutely tremendous. There are elements in it from every record we’ve done, but it’s not like any of them.”
While it may recall earlier Springsteen-E Street collaborations, Van Zandt told The Herald the disc also reflects recent events.
“There is a very, very coherent theme throughout it. It deals with our state of mind as a culture in a post-Sept. 11 world. I realized as I listened to it all the way through that art really plays a vitally important role in our culture,” the paper quoted Van Zandt.
“We’re the only culture in the world that ignores art and treats it like a luxury, but here is a case where there is a feeling that we all have that can’t be verbalized in normal speech, and after I listened to the record, that says it. Art can actually express the unspeakable.
“The new songs absolutely add up to something greater than the sum of the parts,” he said.
“It’s got that ‘Sgt. Pepper’ kind of vibe, and I won’t be surprised if that comes up in the reviews. This is the first time you’ll hear traces of the Beatles’ influence in the music, which has never been obvious before.”
Tomorrow’s Big New DVD And Video Releases
Some films that garnered some media attention but not much box office in theatres debut in the home formats tomorrow. Are they worth your time? Well, let’s look at these big name titles individually:
I AM SAM- I have no idea how writer-director Jessie Nelson managed to corral some of the biggest names in Hollywood for this painfully earnest tale about a mentally challenged father who might have his daughter taken away by the courts. The movie is so confused that during the climactic trial scenes, I couldn’t help thinking the little girl (a robotic Dakota Fanning) probably did belong with someone more capable of seeing to her needs. Still, Sean Penn is unerring – straightforward and unsentimental. He’s more hard-headed and interesting than the film could ever hope to be. It’s poor Michelle Pfeiffer who comes off badly. Her tough-as-nails lawyer who learns to be a better parent thanks to Penn is an embarrassing role that sinks this usually fine actress. Like the film itself, the use of songs by the Beatles is crushingly obvious: if the little girl is taken away, you can be sure they’ll cue up “She’s Leaving Home” – even though that song is about a daughter who wants to leave her parents and so is wildly inappropriate. Many of the covers are good, however, so buy the soundtrack but avoid the movie.
THE SHIPPING NEWS- In one word, this film is “Horrbile.” Contrary to popular belief the book is not always better than the movie. In this case the book is better. It really is! This is another poor film by director Lasse Hallstrom. But there’s no reason to be dismissive – this is clearly a bad movie made with good intentions. And it does offer some pleasures: Cate Blanchett delivers a jagged, messy performance in a brief turn, Judi Dench is always formidable and Kevin Spacey is acting again after a number of roles where he seemed to be coasting on his trademark quirks. Pity about the tired plot, though. And those accents?!??! If you think anyone in this film, with the exception of Gorden Pinsent, has an even close to being correct Newfoundland accent then you don’t know Newfoundland. I on the other hand know Newfoundland…
ORANGE COUNTY- With all of the dumb films that we are forced to sit through every year it is a treat when one of them is entertaining. Admittedly, I expected something a little more oddball than this conventional teen comedy. After all, director Jake Kasdan made his debut with the eccentric Zero Effect and writer Mike White wrote and starred in the terrific Chuck & Buck. This gotta-get-into-college romp, however, is thoroughly anonymous. The saving grace? Jack Black doing his shtick yet again. Sure, we’ve seen it before in High Fidelity, Jesus’s Son and so on, but it still works. And thankfully, no one tries to do a Newfoundland accent.
New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST DVD From Disney
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is coming to DVD in 2-disk collector’s edition. It will be the remastered and added-to version that was presented in IMAX theaters previously. There will be clips from the Broadway version, as well as a new music video of the theme by JUMP5…whoever that is. The DVD will be released on October 8th.
If this is what you want to see then get a copy of the movie “GIA” as Jolie is naked, naked, naked in that one
This Should Get The Internet Buzzing
A British tabloid is reporting that Angelina Jolie is ready to, and I quote, “strip it all off for ‘numerous’ scenes” in the Tomb Raider sequel. Eidos can and probably will put a stop to that though, as they don’t like seeing their flagship character in a “bad light”. If memory serves, the propagators of “Nude Raider” a few years back got quite the “cease and desist” order.