The King speaks
Even James Cameron is complaining about the ubiquity of three-dimensional movies. “I do not think Hollywood is using the 3-D properly,” he says, calling it “too automatic. It’s one thing to shoot in 3-D and another to convert to 3-D,” he said. Cameron called out two of the biggest moneymakers of the season as transgressors: “ ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Iron Man 3’ and all those movies should not necessarily be in 3-D. If you spend $150 million on visual effects, the film is already going to be spectacular.” Mind you, Cameron’s not going to stop using it, because he does it right.
The final reel
When Will Smith (age 44) replaced Ben Affleck (age 40) in“Focus,” Kristen Stewart (age 23) bowed out, citing the too-large age difference between her and Smith. Replacing her is Margot Robbie, also 23. … Joseph Gordon-Levitt is rumored to be Doctor Strange in an upcoming Marvel movie. … From action movie to soap opera? The title of the Tom Cruise-Emily Blunt film “All You Need Is Kill” has been changed to “Edge of Tomorrow.” … Ron Howard and Tom Hanks are on board for “Angels & Demons,” set for release Dec. 18, 2015. … Reese Witherspoon will star in “Wild,” based on Cheryl Strayed’s bestseller.