We’re hearing from Variety that Slater Bros. Entertainment and Portofino Pictures are teaming up to produce The Million Dollar Man, a sports comedy from writer Alexander Schrader (one of the principals at Portofino) and director Scott Marshall (All’s Faire in Love, Keeping Up with the Steins). The movie is “the underdog story of a man who finds a magical opportunity to turn his life around when he is chosen to perform at the Super Bowl.” Casting and all the fun stuff that goes with a new movie announcement will be underway soon.
Marshall, the son of director Garry Marshall (New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, my nightmares), has not exactly had the most stellar of a directing career, which you probably already realized once you went “huh?” while reading his director credits in the previous paragraph. In addition that, he also directed Blonde Ambition, starring Jessica Simpson as a businesswoman who… yeah, I stopped caring already, too. With that, well, pedigree, this probably won’t hold my attnetion. Unless Tim Curry shows up and I’m forced to care.
Am I being too hard on Scott Marshall? Does The Million Dollar Man have promise? Also, did anyone else think this was going to be a biopic on Ted DiBiase or am I the last pro wrestling fan on the planet?
With summer winding down, more often than not August has us wishing we could simply skip ahead a month to kick off the fall festival season. This year, however, there’s a handful of worthwhile options, including Marvel’s best offering yet, peculiar festival titles that are finally arriving in theaters (some 15 months later), and much […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I dive right into Richard Linklater‘s 12-year intimate epic Boyhood. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Noah, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, Guardians of the […]
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