Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Repeaters" Trailer

There's a new Canadian sci-fi thriller called Repeaters, and the trailer is out.

The film is basically a much, much darker version of Groundhog Day, but with a group of people experiencing the repetitiveness instead of just one person.

The film stars Dustin Milligan (Final Destination 3), Amanda Crew (Charlie St. Cloud), Richard de Klerk (Bang Bang You're Dead), and is directed by Carl Bessai (Normal).

Here is the official synopsis:

"The Three Musketeers" Photos

The latest pictures are out on the net of Paul W. S. Anderson's newest flick, The Three Musketeers.

The three pictures include Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort, Logan Lerman as D'Artagnan, and Anderson himself on the set of the film.  Click the jump for a few more!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Ghost Rider" Sequel Titled "Spirit of Vengeance," Takes Place In Europe In 3D

I guess the headline says it all, doesn't it? MTV is reporting that the Nicolas Cage starring Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, will in fact be in 3D, just when the trend was starting to die down a bit. But the cooler news is that it will take place in Europe, something Cage lobbied for, I guess.

The movie will film in Romania, home of Dracula... which sounds like it will be incorporated into the story somehow. Cage was quoted saying, "I'll be filming it in Romania, which is exciting, since that's where Dracula's castle is, the Ghost Rider has to ride up to Dracula's castle." Pretty cool stuff.

The movie starts production in a couple of months and Eva Mendes will NOT be in the movie, thank goodness! She was God awful in the first film where she was reduced to nothing more than cleavage shots. I'm still excited about this considering David S. Goyer is writing and the Crank men, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, are directing.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Satoshi Kon Dies at Age 47

We regret to inform you that Satoshi Kon, the director behind many amazing Anime movies, including Paprika, a film which heavily influenced Inception, has passed away at the young age of 47 after losing a tough battle with cancer.

The director was working on his upcoming film, The Dream Machine.

May he rest in peace.

Below, a trailer for Paprika, one of my favorites.

"127 Hours" Trailer

Fox Searchlight finally released a trailer for Danny Boyle's new film 127 Hours.

Danny Boyle is, of course, the award-winning director behind Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, The Beach, Sunshine, and Trainspotting, in case you were living under a rock somewhere.

The movie's based on the true story of Aron Ralston, who had his arm crushed under a boulder while hiking. The lead is played by James Franco.
Simon Beaufoy wrote the screenplay, which is said to contain a full hour without dialogue! Wow! Beaufoy last penned Slumdog Millionaire and is a frequent collaborator with Boyle.

Click the jump for the official synopsis and trailer:

New "Unstoppable" Poster

A few days ago Tonedog posted the trailer for the new Denzel Washington & Chris Pine flick, Unstoppable.

Well, I'm here now with a new poster.
Enjoy. Click to enlarge.

"Drew: The Man Behind the Poster" Trailer

A new film about Drew Struzan is coming out soon. Never heard of him? Well, I'm sure that you know of his work.
Struzan is the man responsible for the art of many popular movie posters, such as Star Wars, Back to the Future and Indiana Jones.

The film, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster will be a full-length documentary featuring exclusive interviews with the likes of George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many others.

Click here to watch a clip/trailer on StarWars.com.

"A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop" Trailer

Chinese director Zhang Yimou, who is probably best known in the USA for the films Hero and House of Flying Daggers has made a remake of the Coen brothers' first film, Blood Simple.

Retitled A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop, the movie now has a trailer for the North American release. Above is a comparison of the two movie posters.

I am personally a huge fan of the Coens, and hope this remake lives up to the excellent original.

Here is the official synopsis and trailer:
Wang is a miserable yet cunning noodle shop owner in a desert town in China. Feeling neglected, Wang’s wife secretly goes out with Li, one of his employees. A timid man, Li reluctantly keeps the gun the landlady bought for ‘killing her husband later’. However, not a single move they make escapes the boss’s notice, and he decides to bribe patrol officer Zhang to kill the illicit couple. It looks like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel but satisfying end… or so he thinks, but the equally wicked Zhang has an agenda of his own that will lead to even more violence…

The film will be out on limited release September 3.

"The Next Three Days" Trailer

You may not remember, but about a year ago, I made a post telling you about the new Paul Haggis film The Next Three Days.

The director of Crash has been up to quite a bit since then, especially this film, which is a remake of the 2008 French film, Pour Elle. The story will revolve around a man that goes to great lengths to get his wife out of a 20-year jail term after she is arrested out of nowhere for a murder she says she didn't commit.

What do you think?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Skyline" Poster Revealed

This poster is brought to us by shocktillyoudrop.com. The movie is Skyline, which was first unveiled at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. I was there, saw A LOT of advertising for it, yet no one knew what it was about on the convention floor. The poster is below, after the jump. Check it out, along with a brief explanation/synopsis.

New "Buried" Poster

Just because! Click to enlarge.

Via JoBlo.com

Monday, August 16, 2010

Actor Cast in "Judge Dredd" Remake...

Well we knew they were remaking Judge Dredd, but we didn't know who would don the mask and ride the bike, until now. It's actually been rumored for a long time, but I didn't want to post until it was confirmed, and now it is. Empire magazine is confirming that Karl Urban will play the iconic comic-book hero.

Karl Urban is known for his roles in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and more recently in J.J. Abrams Star Trek. He definitely has the physique. Not ripped and ready to pop like Sylvester Stallone was, but big and tall. Urban is a fine actor and should be able to bring some emotion to the role, even if the character is emotion-less. I liked the previous incarnation, I don't know why exactly. It had its own charm despite all its faults. I still go back and watch it on DVD every few years. But I'm also excited about this remake. But not so excited about the 3D talk, booo!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Green Lantern vs. Deadpool, Who's Going to Win?

This is not good news. Or is it news at all? The creator of the Deadpool comic is Rob Liefeld. He's Tweeting away some nonsense, at least I think it is anyway. He's accusing Warner Brothers of taking the star of Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, away from the project. He's Tweeting that WB wants to film the Green Lantern sequel immediately, even though the first film JUST WRAPPED!

Is it me, or does this feel like an episode of Entourage? WB wanted "Vinnie Chase" to film the sequel to Aquaman, rather than filming another movie. Wow, the similarities are really interesting.

"R.I.P.D." Getting "RED" Director?

McG is out and Robert Schwentke is in. The director of the upcoming comic book adaptation film, R.E.D., will replace McG in another comic book adaptation film, R.I.P.D. from Dark Horse Comics. It's about cops policing the dead in the underworld. Cool concept huh? Above is a picture of the comic book cover.

Rumors are Ryan Reynolds a.k.a. MR. COMIC BOOK is set to star. I'm undecided about the news. I've seen some of Schwentke's work and I'm not impressed. I saw The Time Travelor's Wife and really didn't like it. And I wasn't a fan of Flightplan either. Then again, R.E.D. looks awesome based on the trailers.

McG is a horrible director in my opinion, so that works in Schwentke's favor. What do you think about A.) YET ANOTHER comic book adaptation? and B.) Schwentke directing rather than McG?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"The Other Guys" Review

Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay have set a pretty high standard for comedies. They've succeeded in every project they've worked on together leading up to The Other Guys. Mark Wahlberg joins them, playing a tough-guy cop forced to a desk after he shoots Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees! Ferrell plays the bumbling idiot who loves sitting behind a desk all day. The comedy is in the two characters' differences, and craziness ensues. Let's get started.

What I liked about the movie:
Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg chemistry
Wahlberg delivers... for 2/3 of the movie. His tough-guy cop character (who secretly loves to dance) is hilarious. Sudden outbursts of anger with Ferrell on the receiving end were great.

Will Ferrell is playing, yet again, the absent minded moron. There are a lot of scenes where Ferrell is the awkward schmuck in the room; his fellow officers get him to shoot his gun off at his desk, making him believe its tradition. Funny stuff.

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" Review... It's Bad, Really Really Bad

So, it's a few weeks late, but I avoided the critics and went to see The Sorcerer's Apprentice (SA). Maybe I should have listened? No! That's why we see movies ourselves, to develop our own opinions. So, here was my thinking.

Nicolas Cage, I like him. Jay Baruchel, I like him. Alfred Molina, I like him too. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, I love his movies. So far so good. The story of a sorcerer having to teach a young man the tricks of his trade, pretty cool idea. Let's get into what really happened, not what I was hoping to happen.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Due Date" Poster

Todd Phillips directed, Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis starring, Due Date. Just for kicks, here's the poster. Also, check out the trailer here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Finished Look at "Green Lantern's" Character: Kilowog

The movie doesn't come out until June 17th, 2011, but the photos are starting to surface every week. First was the Entertainment Weekly cover of Ryan Reynolds wearing the suit. Then more pictures from inside the magazine were released later the same day. Now comes the picture of Green Lantern's big buddy, Kilowog. He's by far the most visually different character in the Green Lantern universe and this picture will show you what we mean. Hit the jump for the photo.

Character of Kilowog from the Warner Bros. film, Green Lantern

Picture from Latinoreview via Comicbookmovies.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

"What if Batman was the Joker?"; Tony Scott Directed "Nemesis" Coming?

The title of the blog post is from the actual publicity for the comic book. What comic book? Mark Millar's Nemesis. What if someone as smart and with as much wealth and power as Bruce Wayne didn't become Batman, but rather the Joker?! Scary thought. Well that's exactly the concept behind Nemesis, a revenge tale brought to life in a dark, mute tone.

Today /slashfilm, via Bleeding Cool and Deadline are reporting the movie will soon be directed by Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Taking of Pelham 1,2,3, Unstoppable). Fox has the rights to the movie and supposedly they're moving head quickly on the project. I love the comic book, I only have the first of four issues and I think it's brilliant. There's a lot of over-the-top action in the comic book, and it's a different kind of over-the-top than Kick-Ass, involving presidents, planes, explosions, etc. Plus, Mark Millar knows what he's doing.

Don't know who Mark Millar is? Don't read too many comics? He's the man responsible for awesome comic book-to-movie translations such as Wanted and Kick-Ass. The man can write a comic book, that's for sure! His style of writing is almost as if it's meant to be translated into feature films. I have no doubt Nemesis will be a good movie, especially if done correctly by someone of Tony Scott's expertise. I'll post if it becomes official. This is some pretty cool news.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tony Scott, Denzel Washington and a Runaway Train... "Unstoppable" Trailer Comin' Atcha

Tony Scott, check.

Denzel Washington, check.

Chris Pine, check.

Rosario Dawson, check.

Based on a true story, check.

A runaway train headed towards a small town at unbelievable speeds destroying everything in its site, check.

The movie is Unstoppable. And the trailer is unstoppable as well. Check it out and see what you think.

"Jackass 3D" Poster and Trailer

Haven't really covered Jackass 3D much on the blog, except for the announcement it was being made. So today it gets some attention. Check out the poster, and below, the new trailer for the film. I especially like the "high five" bit.

Ben Affleck's "The Town" Foreign Movie Poster

A few weeks ago, the trailer premiered for The Town, a new heist thriller starring and directed by Ben Affleck. Click the jump to see the foreign poster for the film. It's interesting, but has way too much going on. Click the jump.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" Review

In the post previous to this, I apologize to the film Salt for not covering it enough. Then I don't know what to say about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and our zero coverage of the film. I guess I'm going to try to redeem myself with this review. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (SP) is based on the wildly popular comic book of the same name. Since it was announced, fanboys across the country have been geeking-out about it. I never read the comics, but was rewarded early premier tickets by my favorite comic book store of all time, Brave New World. Brave New World is owned and operated by Atom! and Portlyn in Santa Clarita, CA. Check out their Facebook page here. Thank you guys for the tickets. Let's begin.

"Salt" Review

It's a movie we didn't really cover much on AtD, and what a shame it is. The movie is Salt, and stars the always lovely Angelina Jolie in a not-so-lovely role. A bit of history for you: the movie was not intended for Jolie. Fact is, it was never intended for a woman, period. The movie was written with a male lead, (rumor was Tom Cruise was set to star). Producers talked to Jolie, fell in love with the idea of converting the lead to a female and here we are today reviewing the movie. Let's go.

"Devil" Poster, Spooky!

joblo has just posted this new poster for Devil. It of course is the Phone Booth style movie that takes place in an elevator. The power is out, you're stuck, who among you is the Devil? M. Night Shyamalan produced the film.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Little Fockers" Poster

Hey, some people are still excited about seeing the third movie in the Meet the Parents franchise. Little Fockers is going to continue the tradition of the first two films with Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller going head to head. I'm sure the script is going to include a lot of physical comedy and uncomfortable moments just like its predecessors. You interested in a third film?

Monday, August 2, 2010

First Look at Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman in "Red Riding Hood"

These are the first pictures of Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman on the set of Red Riding Hood. Pictures are popping up all over the web, but these are courtesy of AS, if you'd like to see the rest of their pics, click here. The site has shots of almost the entire cast as well.

Remember the film is a 'gothic' retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story. Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, is bringing the story to life. Director of the first Twilight film, Catherine Hardwicke, is running the show. The movie is due out March 11, 2011. Your thoughts?

Robert Rodriguez Inching Closer to Directing "Deadpool"

The rumors are not new by any means, but it's still an interesting one. About two months ago I posted something about this. Robert Rodriguez is reportedly really close to signing on to direct Deadpool. He is just about to start filming Spy Kids 89 and is in post-production on Machete, so I'm not sure what the time frame is on this movie anymore.

Deadpool is set to star Ryan Reynolds, reprising his role from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Reynolds is wrapping up his other comic-book gig, Green Lantern. Sooo when is this movie ever supposed to be made? Next year? 2012? I don't know if the studio wants to wait that long before Reynolds jumps ship.

I like Rodiguez, and hope he does the movie. It will make fanboys across the country go goo-goo over it. Some are hoping for a "cult" feel and tone to the movie. I say, make it an R-Rated Kick-Ass style action-comedy. It would really work for the character and Reynolds could easily pull it off. Either way, we have to wait and see.

The "Inception" Train Keeps On Rolling, #1 at the Box Office 3 Weeks in a Row!

The title of the post pretty much explains it all. But I wanted to just take a second and comment on why this is a big deal.

Inception is #1 at the box office for the 3rd week in a row leading into August. That's a huge accomplishment. Summer movies usually get a week, maybe 2 at the top before a competitor comes along to take the top spot.

The percentage drop from one week to the next is much lower than other summer films. Usually you get a 60% drop off in business from opening number 1 to the following week. Inception is only dropping at a 35% rate, amazing. This is largely in part due to people going multiple times to see the film, as well as great word-of-mouth.

Lastly, the movie is an original! No comic-book, no sequel, prequel or reboot. This is a big deal. Rarely do we see original material last this long at number one. Similar to Avatar's longevity at the theater, Inception keeps rolling.

July 30th was director Christopher Nolan's 40th birthday, and what a way to celebrate. #1 Movie in America as well as single handidly showing Hollywood that audiences are yearning for original mater; just give it to us!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

"Charlie St. Cloud" Review

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud is a novel from 2004 written by former news journalist Ben Sherwood. Universal Studios won the film rights in a bidding war with 2 other studios, and this movie was finally made.
Charlie St. Cloud differs in many ways from the book, which is understandable considering some written aspects can't be properly conveyed visually. But it seems like the changes made here were totally unnecessary.

The story involves a young man, Charlie (Zac Efron), who has the ability to see and interact with his younger brother, Sam (Charlie Tahan), who is killed in a car accident early in the film. It is understood that Charlie gained the sixth sense after he himself had to be resuscitated on the ambulance after the accident by a paramedic played by Ray Liotta. The siblings have a pact to play catch everyday at sunset near the cemetery where Sam is buried, which is where Charlie starts working after Sam's death. Later on in the film, Charlie starts a relationship with a beauty named Tess (Amanda Crew), and has to make a tough decision about whether or not to let go of his brother and move on with his life. But there is a "twist" ending.

Sounds cliche, right?
Well that's because it is... VERY cliche.
Less than 10 minutes into the film I wanted to walk out.
I'm going to use Tonedog's review style for this one. My likes and dislikes, coming up...