Archive for April, 2009
Watch The Live Stream of the LA Premiere of ‘Star Trek’ Right Now!
April 30th, 2009 at 9:18 pm | |
Video: ‘Lost’ Meets ‘Star Trek’
The U.S. premiere for JJ Abrams’ Star Trek is happening tonight and you can watch the live stream of the red carpet arrivals right now!
Watch all the arrivals of and interviews with the stars as they arrive at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Also, you can see the events via the Mann’s webcam.
There’s also some aerial photos of the red carpet and it looks so damn cool! So, check ‘em out here below and click for the larger, full view [...]
April 30th, 2009 at 8:14 pm | |
McG Talks ‘Terminator Salvation’ Sequel & Fighting James Cameron
For the ninth episode of their Lost video series, The Fine Brothers are joining JJ Abrams’ Lost universe with that of classic Star Trek in Star Trek: The Lost Generation.
Check out Kirk, Spock, Sulu, and Bones as they visit the Lost island and its cast of characters in the video below. Watch for guest appearances from the DeLorean from Back to the Future, as well as those most excellent dudes Bill and Ted (well, maybe not “Ted” — you’ll see) [...]
April 30th, 2009 at 4:23 pm | |
Terminator Salvation and many fans (including myself) aren’t exactly on speaking terms right now. After the embarrassment of a PG-13 rating rained down — throwing the integrity of the entire franchise in front of the sacrificial blade of the financial profit gods — you just can’t help but feel like your girlfriend is cheating on you in front of your face while pointing and laughing for good measure.
Heartbreak aside, Film Journal International had a long chat with director McG, where they spoke about many things. Most of the conversation consisted of stories and information that have been told and re-told over the months, but some of the chat included some incredibly interesting information, including what McG is expecting the next chapter, Terminator 5, will hold. Let’s just say…some of us may not be dancing after reading it.
McG again mentions the possible inclusion of an aged Robert Patrick being included, so that sounds like a solid idea that they’re running strongly with. Aside from that, it’s all new information, and whether it’s a legit idea for the sequel, or is McG is screwing with us hard, is really yet to be seen. [...]
Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
April 30th, 2009 at 1:10 pm | |
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Paperback Edition
By Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith
Release date: April 1, 2009
Jane Austen‘s literary classic Pride and Prejudice has long captured the hearts of women, thanks to its independent, intelligent heroine Elizabeth Bennett and her antagonist turned love interest, the handsome Mr. Darcy. Since its publication in 1813, this tale of romance set in the Georgian age of social propriety and conformity has rarely enticed a male readership, but Seth Grahame-Smith‘s new mash-up novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is sure to do just that.
Grahame-Smith took the majority of Austen’s beloved novel and incorporated a plague of attacking zombies hellbent on feasting on the brains of the people of England. While most of the countryside is open game for the “Unmentionables,” the wealthy are able to hire ninja warriors to protect them from the constant zombie assaults. Some well-off families, like the Bennetts, had a different strategy — the five Bennett sisters, including Elizabeth, were sent by their father to the Far East to study martial arts with a Shaolin master and are now in His Majesty’s service to protect their fellow countrymen.
Mr. Bennett takes pride in his daughters’ abilities and encourages them to train further, much to the dismay of their mother, whose sole purpose in life is to see her daughters married well [...]
Deal: ‘Angel’ DVD Collector’s Set Seasons 1-5
April 30th, 2009 at 6:27 am | |
Ridley Scott’s ‘Robin Hood’ Being Rewritten By Tom Stoppard
The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is Angel: Seasons 1-5 Collectors Set DVD box set for only $56.99 (that’s 59% the list price of $139.98).
Let’s do the math, shall we? The sale price of $56.99 would be like paying $11.40 for each of the five individual seasons of Angel on DVD. That’s an amazing bargain!
This 30-disc DVD box set includes all five seasons of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer spin-off starring David Boreanaz (Bones)) and comes with a companion booklet, a letter to fans from series creator Joss Whedon, and plenty of bonus features [...]
April 29th, 2009 at 6:02 pm | |
Oliver Stone & Michael Douglas Set To Return For ‘Wall Street 2′
Remember when I said that the loose ends had been tied and that we could move on from all of the confusions that had arisen since pre-production on Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood? Well, I appear to have been wrong, because there’s now yet another interesting twist in the construction of this film.
The word on the ‘net from Showbiz 411 (the new site from Roger Friedman — the man fired for reviewing that leaked copy of Wolverine for Fox) is that Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Brazil) is handling a complete “top-to-bottom” rewrite on the script penned by Brian Helgeland (Mystic River, Man on Fire).
The curious thing here, is that this movie is already a good chunk of the way into filming, and we’ve even seen star Russell Crowe in in character. So how do these rewrites affect the progress? Are they stopping and changing everything, or is Stoppard simply adding his fingerprint to each scene with a tweak here and there? [...]
April 29th, 2009 at 4:10 pm | |
The LA Times is reporting that director Oliver Stone and actor Michael Douglas are now officially set to return for what’s currently being called Wall Street 2 — the sequel to the 1987 hit that snagged Douglas an Oscar for Best Actor. Also being reported is the possible addition is young gun Shia LaBeouf, who is in talks for a role in the sequel.
A sequel to Wall Street has been rumored for quite a while now, but given the country’s harsh economic situation, it was only a matter of time before they all decided it was ripe enough. Just a short time ago, Stone had pulled himself off the project, so some large and impressive changes must have been made to win him back.
The basic word on the plot is that the movie will take place two decades after the first, and it will return us to Gordon Gekko (Douglas), who is now getting out of prison. Thankfully, the talented gents over at Latino Review always find a way to get information on a script, so there’s more to be known. [...]
DVD Review: Sin City (Blu-ray)
April 29th, 2009 at 12:18 pm | |
Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller and Quentin Tarantino
Starring Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba
Release date: April 28, 2009
Every so often a movie comes along that startles and stirs conventionalism and ushers in a new brand of filmmaking; filmmaking which possess dualities ranging from oddly enchanting to vigorously ruthless. In 2005 Robert Rodriguez‘ film version of Frank Miller‘s graphic comic Sin City was that force of a movie that abandoned traditional comic book adaptations and elaborated upon the film noir genre, which has been around since the late 1930s, by initiating a unique update while still holding true to the meat and potatoes behind a genre that glorified gloomy alley ways, dampened cobblestone streets and gorgeously delicious femme fatales possessing diabolical schemes and knives prepared to be impaled into the backs of delusional men.
Now don’t think that if a director wakes up one morning deciding to reinvent and upgrade a genre that his illusions will turn into an artistic triumph. Evidence for such directors making boneheaded decisions by injecting hyper-serum and hypnotic imagery are Michael Davis’ Shoot ‘Em Up and, surprisingly, Frank Miller’s The Spirit. Not so much do these films qualify as cinema but they are better placed within the category of pointless parodies. These two such films were still able to break the conventionality that’s tied to the gangster picture as well as the action picture. But one ingredient they forgot to include in their dream projects, and that’s a heart dedicated to initiate and defend its change [...]
‘Battlestar Galactica: Complete Series’ DVD & Blu-ray Release Date + Box Art
April 29th, 2009 at 6:17 am | |
‘Star Trek’ IMAX Theater Listings + IMAX Trailer
Universal Home Entertainment will release Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series on DVD and Blu-ray on July 28, 2009.
This 20-disc Blu-ray set and 25-disc standard DVD set contains every episode of the popular SCI FI Channel series, along with extensive bonus materials, and is now available for pre-order.
Created and executive-produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, the series starred an ensemble cast led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, and Grace Park.
The last half of the show’s final season — Season 4.5 — is also now available for pre-order and will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 28, 2009 with loads of extras [...]
April 28th, 2009 at 11:05 pm | |
Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek opens in IMAX theatres May 7, 2009
Director J.J. Abrams Beams Moviegoers on Board the USS Enterprise with The IMAX Experience
Limited Two-Week IMAX Run Has IMAX Theatres Operating Around the Clock
LOS ANGELES, April 28 — Paramount Pictures and IMAX Corporation today announced that Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams (“Mission: Impossible III”, “Lost” and “Alias”), will open for a special, limited two-week run in 134 IMAX theatres domestically, concurrently with the wide release on Thursday, May 7 at 7 pm. The film will also open in 29 IMAX theatres internationally. Star Trek has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
The film has already received strong reviews, and IMAX theatres are adding midnight shows to meet the demand during the limited run.
“Star Trek is a fantastic addition to our 2009 film slate, and we’re pleased that the continuing rollout of digital IMAX theatre systems made this limited release possible,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond [...]
Will Ridley Scott Make A New ‘Alien’ Movie?
April 28th, 2009 at 5:37 pm | |
How excited would you be to find out that Ridley Scott was making a new Alien movie? Yeah, us too. Unfortunately, we’re not quite there yet, but be patient.
This is one of those stories that is so far from happening, that you really have to take it as lightly as possible and just hope and pray it becomes a reality. On the heels of the announcement that Robert Rodriguez and his Troublemaker Studios would be producing a reboot entitled Predators, it is being reported that Mr. Scott might just be pondering his involvement in a new Alien prequel.
IESB got a hold of Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman and asked him what was going on. Rothman replied:
There’s been some talk. Ridley Scott, Ridley is right now working on Robin Hood, but I think he’s toying with the idea and that would be great for us. I mean, it’s always been a matter of, really, if you can get the originator to do it that would be the greatest thing, so I’ve got my fingers crossed, all of them.
If you recall, this isn’t the first time that a new Alien movie have been discussed. A while back Sigourney Weaver spoke about how her and Scott had discussed it, and how the making of Alien vs. Predator likely killed the chances for more movies. [...]
Sneak Peek: Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ Illustrated By Ben Templesmith
April 28th, 2009 at 5:19 pm | |
First Teaser Trailer For Rob Zombie’s ‘H2’; Possible Plot Details
Chris Ryall, publisher and editor-in-chief over at IDW Publishing, has posted some pictures on his blog of IDW’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the upcoming illustrated hardcover edition of the classic novel.
The hardcover edition, due out in stores on May 13, will include 27 all-new, full-page and full-color illustrations from Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Wormwood). Templesmith has also been putting up sketches and final artwork on his blog, so check that out as well.
The book is available now for pre-order: Bram Stoker’s Dracula Illustrated by Ben Templesmith.
When Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet with the mysterious Count Dracula, he ends up enslaved by the vampire who wants to learn about England. Leaving Harker for dead, Dracula travels to London where he begins to menace Harker’s fiancee, Mina, and her beautiful friend, Lucy. [...]
April 28th, 2009 at 1:31 pm | |
It still seems like Rob Zombie‘s remake of Halloween just came out in theaters, but believe it or not the teaser trailer for the sequel, H2 has already been released. (Click over to watch it!)
The movie recently had a semi-controversial story making the rounds when it was revealed that the iconic Michael Myers would be without his famous mask for most of the sequel (See: Wait, What? Michael Myers To Be Without Mask For Most Of ‘H2′?), but the teaser doesn’t look half bad in terms of horror movies. When it comes to Zombie’s movies, I think it’s all pretty straight-forward to begin with — you either dig the man’s style or you don’t. If you do, then you’ll probably find yourself enjoying the teaser trailer, and should check it out.
From what I can see, there is no official synopsis for the movie out there yet. None that I could find, anyway. I did find a synopsis on ShockYa that may or may not be accurate, so it’s included below. Keep in mind, this doesn’t seem to be official, but judging by the new trailer, it sounds pretty close [...]
Principal Photography To Begin Next Month On ‘Nanny McPhee 2′
April 28th, 2009 at 9:21 am | |
Universal Pictures and Working Title Films announced today that principal photography will begin early next month on Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.
Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) returns to the role as the magical nanny who appears when she’s wanted the least and needed the most in this sequel to 2005′s Nanny McPhee, for which Thompson wrote the screenplay. Thompson also penned the screenplay for this next installment, based on characters created by Nurse Matilda author Christianna Brand, which sees Nanny McPhee placed with an all new family.
In this sequel, directed by Susanna White, Nanny McPhee jumps forward in time and appears at the door of a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green’s children are fighting a war of their own against two nasty, snobby cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave [...]
Deal: ‘Babylon 5’ Complete Series on DVD
April 28th, 2009 at 6:35 am | |
The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is
Babylon 5 – The Complete Television Series (5-Pack) for only $105.49 (that’s 65% the list price of $299.98).
The 5-pack DVD set includes all five seasons — 110 episodes plus tons of bonus features — of the science fiction television series from J. Michael Straczynski set on a space station in the 23rd century.
Note, this sale is today for one day only and is valid while supplies last [...]