Posts Tagged ‘Films’

“The Hurt Locker” opening nationwide in July

June 28, 2009

The film opened this past Friday in New York and L.A.  Looks pretty good.

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“Where the Wild Things Are” looks promising

June 24, 2009

A Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) film featuring songs by Arcade Fire and a score composed by Carter Burwell and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Release date: October 16, 2009

New Mel Gibson film, “The Colonel.”

February 23, 2009

Very funny.  Featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Mel Gibson stars as Colonel Sanders.  See the true story behind the secret recipe…

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

January 1, 2009

Flippin’.  Awesome.  I now have plans for May 1, 2009.

“The Gingerdead Man” is so bad it can only described with one word: BUSEY!

December 1, 2008

Probably not a family film for the holidays, but it’s so bad it’s funny.  This was a straight to DVD release from 2005.

Evil Dead IV is on…and that’s not just pillow talk, baby!

August 19, 2008

Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi to return to their roots.

Two weeks ago, at Comic-Con, Evil Dead director Sam Raimi announced that after an apparent end to the trilogy back in 1992 with Army of Darkness, the franchise will, in fact, return with a fourth installment. And Campbell is all in. As he told MTV recently, “When [Raimi] is ready, I’m ready.”

While Evil Dead IV seems an eventual certainty at this point, very little else—really, nothing—is ready for the telling. “Nobody knows anything,” said Campbell, though he indicates a desire to harken back the early Evil days, when filming happened on in a low-scale way. “If we were really smart, we’d go back to a handheld movie and shoot it in 16mm and find someplace in the middle of nowhere. And have a crew of 10 people.” There is also no word on whether IV will pick up in present time, or in the post-apocolyptic future that Ash arrived at in an alternate ending to Army of Darkness.

As far as the 16-year gap between Army and Evil Dead IV, Campbell speculated that his advanced years will be handled differently than in recent fourth films Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Live Free or Die Hard, which both took on younger characters to span the generation from aging stars. “I think the audience would be insulted if you did [that],” he said.

More at Paste Magazine.

“If Your Last Girlfriend Had an IMDB Page”

July 28, 2008

IMDB.com is the premier movie database on the web.  Besides cast and plot info., the site also shows trivia for each movie.   Cracked.com ran a funny spot showcasing what a trivia page of your last girlfriend would look like.  It’s not pretty.

Read here.

Best Stars Wars remakes according to Wired.com

July 23, 2008

Wired.com published its list of the best Star Wars remakes a few days ago.  Two of the 11 entries are pictured below.  Follow the link at the bottom for the rest.

Full list here

“Outlander” trailer

July 22, 2008

This looks it could be some good sci-fi.

Clint Eastwood on Spike Lee-“A guy like him should shut his face.”

June 7, 2008

I love Clint Eastwood as actor and director….but also for how he doesn’t have to play nice when he doesn’t feel like it. Read a great interview with him here. Eastwood talks about controversy surrounding his movies as well as politics.

Spike Lee, director and professional whiner, ripped Eastwood for not having enough black soldiers in Eastwood’s movie, “Flags of Our Fathers.” Of course, the armed forces were far more segregated in WWII and there weren’t any black soldiers in the group that actually raised the flag at Iwo Jima

Eastwood has no time for Lee’s gripes. “He was complaining when I did Bird [the 1988 biopic of Charlie Parker]. Why would a white guy be doing that? I was the only guy who made it, that’s why. He could have gone ahead and made it. Instead he was making something else.” As for Flags of Our Fathers, he says, yes, there was a small detachment of black troops on Iwo Jima as a part of a munitions company, “but they didn’t raise the flag. The story is Flags of Our Fathers, the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn’t do that. If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, people’d go, ‘This guy’s lost his mind.’ I mean, it’s not accurate.”

And on politics…

But though he has been associated in the public mind with Republican viewpoints, he’s something of an individualist. “I don’t pay attention to either side,” he claims. “I mean, I’ve always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else’s hair. So I believe in that value of smaller government. Give politicians power and all of a sudden they’ll misuse it on ya.”