July 25, 2011

The Amazing Spiderman

 Is it just me, or does anyone else think Hollywood is past scraping the bottom of the barrel for film ideas? Just saw Captain America (awesome BTW) and there was a movie trailer for…

“The Amazing Spiderman” (2012)
I rolled my eyes and shook my head. The original Spiderman came out in 2002, and  Spiderman 3 was released in 2007.
I saw this same phenomena with “Hulk” (2003) and “The Incredible Hulk” (2008).

I guess film movie licensing rights aren’t good for more than 5 years. Or, maybe they have a different strategy… sort of like the reasoning that must have prompted Disney to make the movie “Beverly Hills Chihuahau.”
If they add the number of people living in Southern California with the number of people across the United States who own a Chihuahua or other toy dog—they can make any ridiculous low-budget movie they want if they think even 1/20th of the niche market they’ve isolated will go see it. 

It doesn’t matter if Spiderman is a repeat idea because there are enough people worldwide who can’t get enough of the super hero movies and will go see it for no other reason than to compare it to the original.

Anyone else have any ideas why there's a need to remake Spiderman?

July 14, 2011

J.K. Rowling's Deleted Harry Potter Character

After being MIA for the last few weeks due to an extended family reunion over the Fourth of July weekend, I am finally able to resume blogging. In honor of the final film release for Harry Potter, and because amid mowing the three foot tall weeds in my front yard I’m beta reading a few manuscripts and revising my own novel, I’m going to share a College Humor post :

An early manuscript of the Harry Potter saga recently revealed the many revisions the novels went through before publication. Of the changes, most notable is a fourth main character, Kenny Nesbit, completely absent from the final draft.

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