Are you a Narniac?

Today's Reel News is up, featuring your big opportunity to work for Disney for no pay, promoting a "masterpiece" that nobody's seen!P.S.Narniacs aren't the real problem. The real problem comes from nicknamaniacs who must put a label on everything and everybody. … [Read more...]

Specials: Critics on Cinderella Man & Batman, We3, Radiohead, "Narniacs"

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Musical Merchandising

Somewhere, the real Aslan is feeling betrayed.There are going to be FOUR soundtrack albums for The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.Not two. Not three. But four.(Five is right out.)Can you say "overkill"? If they keep this up, my enthusiasm for this project will sour very quickly. (Thanks to PTC for the alert.)One album will be the real soundtrack.One will be a collection of fun stuff... you know, for kids.One will be a collection of songs by pop and rock … [Read more...]

The Narnia Trailer is Here!

The wardrobe awaits...See Aslan. Hear Aslan Roar.My thoughts:Looks like the big, Lord of the Rings-style treatment, alright.And it'll make crowds happy. The crowd of fans who watched it with me at Biola a few weeks ago went berzerk and demanded an encore performance. So the fans are going to be happy, generally. … [Read more...]

Report: The Voice of Aslan is…

... Bryan Cox.(At least, that's what Ain't It Cool News is reporting.)I'm thrilled.Cox has a big, booming, rough voice. He never wastes one line of dialogue. His voice has so much more character, personality, and complexity than the large-but-dull voices usually employed for characters of commanding authority.I was afraid they'd go for a voice that would be instantly recognizable to the moviegoing public, but Cox is lesser-known than James Earl Jones (who's already played a Lion … [Read more...]

News debris: Kurt Cobain rises again

Tidbits:If you missed my headline-scan at CT Reel News this week... it's not too late. There's news about Hobbits invading Boston, children entering Narnia, Bryan Singer jumping on Superman, Malaysians attending The Passion, Stephen Baldwin entering the ministry, Ralph Fiennes stalking Harry Potter, Kevin Smith renewing wedding vows, Shawshank celebrating an anniverary, Faramir falling in love... and more. The next Sofia Coppola film will star Kirsten Dunst as Marie-Antoinette, with Jason … [Read more...]

Jim Broadbent and Four Young Actors Head to Narnia.

The great Jim Broadbent will be playing the Professor in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and four young actors are headed to fame and fortune as Narnia's legendary heroes: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. … [Read more...]

First Look at The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Can you feel the chill? The Witch's winter is coming... … [Read more...]

Let’s kick this thing off with an announcement… THE WHITE WITCH!

Why not kick off this blog with something that looks like news?It's starting to look official.Tilda Swinton looks like she may indeed be The White Witch of Narnia. … [Read more...]