‘Monster House’ Director Gil Kenan Will Helm ‘Poltergeist’ Remake

MGM has found a director for that Poltergeist remake that Sam Raimi is producing. It’s Monster House helmer, Gil Kenan. The original Poltergeist, which starred Craig T. Nelson and Jobeth Williams, ...

Poltergeist Remake to Be Directed by Gil Kenan

With news that Gil Kenan (Monster House) will be directing MGM's reboot of Poltergeist, you can finally put to rest the rumors of Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) sitting in the captain's chair.  Raimi will ...

Gil Kenan Takes on Poltergeist

It was announced last spring that Sam Raimi had stepped aboard MGM's upcoming Poltergeist remake as producer. Today, Deadline reveals that the project has not only found a director, but a director ...

Catherine Hardwicke In Talks to Direct ‘The Maze Runner’

Catherine Hardwicke In Talks to Direct ‘The Maze Runner’ Catherine Hardwicke has seemingly moved on from her early days as a director of arthouse films with a youth-oriented bent. (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown) Now she's enmeshed in more mainstream films with ...

City of Ember

C.S. Lewis once remarked, “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” In The City of Ember, a ...

Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren't as Scary...

Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren't as Scary, Maybe, Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures from the Sky, Parents Who Disappear in Peru, ...

Review: 'City of Ember'

Other than the Narnia movies, and more recently Inkheart, there really haven’t been many good fantasy films aimed at families. That’s why 20th Century-Fox’s City of Ember proved to be such a major ...

DVD Round Up, Jan. 27, 2009: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘College,’ ‘City of Ember’

Chicago – We apologize to the people behind these four titles but the star power is a little dim in this edition of HollywoodChicago.com’s DVD Round Up. When a canceled vampire series is arguably the ...

'City of Ember' Coming to DVD in January

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced a January 20 release date for City of Ember on DVD. To save the human race, an underground city was built to last 200 years… now time is up and they ...

City of Ember DVD Details

City of Ember is coming to DVD Jan 20th and we have the early word on the DVD Specs. A heart-thumping, edge-of-your-seat adventure comes to light in this exhilarating family film based on the ...

Review: “City of Ember”

Seen on: October 11, 2008 The players: Director: Gil Kenan, Writer: Caroline Thompson, Cast: Bill Murray, Toby Jones, Saoirse Ronan, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Harry Treadaway Facts of interest: ...

City of Ember - A Wonderfully Entertaining Adventure!

I want to take this moment today to talk about one of my new favorite movies. It's very rare that I find a children's movie, or even a PG movie, that isn't pointlessly fast-paced and annoyingly ...

Flick Sparks Interest

'On the day the world ended," goes the open ing line of "City of Ember," the fate of man kind was carried in a small metal box." I'm interested. For a kiddie adventure, the movie, based on the Jeanne ...

Review: City of Ember

Having never read the book "The City of Ember" by Jeanne Duprau, I was able to enter into a screening of the film version, simply titled City of Ember, with almost no expectations whatsoever. Besides ...

City of Ember Review

I've been a fan of Jeanne DuPrau's Ember book series for several years now, having found them to be a great blend of post-apocalyptic dreariness and steampunk tomfoolery, and all in a young adult ...

Movie Review - 'City of Ember'

City of Ember Starring Harry Treadaway, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, and Tim Robbins Directed by Gil Kenan Rated PG It's a tremendous concept, but I have a gut feeling they've started telling us ...

City of Ember

City of Ember Directed by: Gil Kenan Cast: Harry Treadaway, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau Time: 1 hr 35 mins Rating: PG Plot: The people of Ember have been in a wondrous ...

Review: City of Ember

One of the most gorgeous-looking films I've seen this year is City of Ember, the Fox/Walden adaptation of Jeanne Duprau's young-adult fantasy novel about a post-apocalyptic underground city. Although ...

'City of Ember' Celebrates Its Premiere in New York

In anticipation of "City of Ember" theatrical release this coming Friday on October 10, Fox-Walden Media have presented moviegoers with the premiere of their latest adventure fantasy film. Held at AMC ...

Opening This Week: A Wong Kar-wai redux, more mumblecore and shaky-cam horror

By Neil Pedley With the fall season's heavy hitters already starting to make an appearance, this week's feast of indie offers some calm before the big studio storm. Enjoy it while it lasts. "Ashes ...

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