HOLLYWOOD TAKE 2: Crowd Funding For The Goon

13 Oct

This week we’ll be looking at crowd funding for The Goon. Next we’ll take a brief look at Paramount’s announcement of a new theme park in the U.K. And finally we’ll get to see the new hotly anticipated Hitchcock trailer! So we will revisit these events and ask you to share your thoughts.

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Friday saw the launch of crowd funding to finance a story reel for David Fincher’s next movie The Goon (adapted from the comic book of the same title). Crowd funding is where a group of individuals pooling their money together to support an organization or an individual’s work project. So basically you can contribute to the making of the film! In return the donator will receive gifts from inside access to the production’s blog right up to a private screening of the story reel and dinner with the film makers depending on how much money is donated. For more information click here to visit the film’s crowd funding page.


Paramount will build a theme park just outside of London was announced this Monday. Plans include hotels, restaurants and an indoor water park to go alongside the theme park, covering an area twice the size of the Olympic Park! It is hoped to be built by 2018.  [1]


The first trailer for Hitchcock was released this week. Starring Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock, the film follows the famous director as he makes one of his most famous films, Psycho and his troubles getting it released. It stars Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johannson, James D’Arcy and Jessica Biel and is released on the 23rd of November.



[1] http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/paramount-theme-park-london-swanscombe-peninsula/


6 Responses to “HOLLYWOOD TAKE 2: Crowd Funding For The Goon”

  1. Open Book October 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM #

    The AH trailer looks great. I did not know this movie was coming out. Anthony Hopkins looks good as Hitch. Can’t wait to see the movie.

  2. Open Book October 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM #

    The funding for The Goons is such a great and creative idea. It’s very interactive etc… It’s already made close to 91,000 since yesterday. Not bad, they just might reach their 400,000 goal at this rate.

  3. Open Book October 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM #

    Theme park for the UK? Another potential roller coaster to try. AWESOME!!!

  4. midnightcloak4 October 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM #

    It took a second viewing for me to guess the first trailer song for A.H. It’s “Run Boy, Run” by Woodkid. It’s a good choice because it drums up excitement for the film. I’m torn about Anthony Hopkins’ Alfred Hitchhock make-up effects, it’s not as good as Daniel Day Lewis’ Lincoln, but I think A.H. does disappear into the role after awhile. I’m not sure about Scarlett Johansson portrayal as Janet Leigh. I just see the actress in looks and nuances, more than the character. That’s not to say that there’s no slight resemblance between Scarlett and Leigh, Scarlett does favor her if you look at pics, particularly ones with a longer haired Leigh. Maybe it that ugly blonde wig that Johansson and non-60s makeup look that’s bothering me? I dunno. The trailer is really pushing Helen Mirren, and judging from her performance strung together in the trailer, she’s really going to steal the show. I’m looking forward to seeing this film. It seems like it juggling different storylines, the start of independent filmmaking, the personal and working relationship between Hitchcock and his wife Alma, and Hitchcock’s relationship professional and unprofessional relationship with his actors, in this case Janet Leigh. It would be interesting to see how this compares to HBO’s “The Girl” with Toby Jones and Sienna Miller.

    • littlebells October 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM #

      HI MC4!!!

      Fantastic analysis! I haven’t had to watch the trailer yet, but I will. Just saw ARGO! OMg!!!!! On my way over to movie buzz…:)

    • Open Book October 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM #


      Hahahaha! I cringed a bit too when I saw the heavy make-up job on Anthony Hopkin’s. I thought “if I’m cringing at the make-up on the small screen imagine when I see it on the big screen.” But maybe the story and Hopkin’s might be enough to overcome the heavy make-up. Actually, I like the more natural make-up for SJ it’s not as distracting as AH IMO. ITA fantastic analysis. I think the trailer is very compelling.

      “The Girl” I really like Toby Jones Hitchcock and the hair and make-up looks more period and consistent from what little I can see from the trailer. This one looks really good too.

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