Archive for February, 2010
‘Dollhouse’ Team Joss Whedon & Eliza Dushku To Make Feature Film?
February 28th, 2010 at 10:15 pm | |
It looks as if Dollhouse fans won’t have to wait too long after the show was canceled to see the team behind their favorite show getting back together for some more fun. According to star Eliza Dushku, she and writer/creator Joss Whedon will be re-teaming soon for a feature film.
Dushku was asked by Hollywood Life about her rumored part in Ghostbusters 3, which she denied as false (so far) a long time ago on her Twitter account, but is still listed on IMDB for some reason. The conversation then moved on to what was next for the actress, which lead to her reveal of another possible collaboration with Whedon.
I would say that we would [be working on something new very soon]! I think we’re going to work on a kickass feature together that we’ve been thinking about for a few years.
There are no details on what this project is or when we’ll learn more. Whedon is currently bringing a horror comedy to us entitled The Cabin in the Woods, and has his Comic Con documentary with Morgan Spurlock and another film called Goners on his to-do list. [...]
Geeky Silhouettes For Facebook Pages
February 28th, 2010 at 2:03 pm | |
Comic Review: FVZA #1-2
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I like that nearly all my contacts are stored in one self-updating database, but am constantly annoyed with the notifications and inherent disregard for privacy. That being said, I’ve never been much for posting pictures to my account.
For a while my profile picture was represented by the default silhouette and it still would be had someone not drawn a picture of my likeness, which now occupies the space. However, if I’d have seen this collection of geeky Facebook silhouettes when I initially signed up, I’d probably still be rocking one of them now.
The collection features The Batman, Yoda, Darth Vader, and Stewie Griffin, among many others. It was created by Picasa user “TheBlasto” who points out “if you’re a basic Photoshop user, these are really quick and easy to make. The trick is finding something that can be recognized by its silhouette.” [...]
February 28th, 2010 at 12:24 pm | |
Written by David Hine
Conceived By Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson
Illustrated by Roy Allen Martinez
Painted by Kinsun Loh and Jerry Cho
Lettered by Richard Starkings and ComicCrafts’ Jimmy Betancourt
Release date: December 2009
Alternate histories are always a fun concept to play with in fiction. Imagining a world where the Axis won WW2 like Philip K. Dick’s Man in a High Castle, or Allan Moore’s and Kevin O’Neill’s Victorian speculative and adventure fiction comics The League of Extraordinary Gentleman are great exercises in creative speculation.
Radical Comics, writer David Hine, and artist Roy Allen Martinez brings forward their own altered world where vampires and zombies are very real, and their presence has permanently altered the history of the human race in FVZA. The FVZA, or the Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency, was assembled to hunt down and destroy the infected. When a working vampire vaccine was discovered in the 1960s, President Kennedy announced that the FVZA was to be disbanded. A former scientist and operative of the FVZA has isolated and trained his granddaughter and grandson to take up the battle if the undead return. When a surviving vampire plans to overthrow the human rule and create the United Vampire States of America, the FVZA is reformed to tackle the emerging menace [...]
Spoiler Talk: Cop Out
February 27th, 2010 at 9:19 pm | |
I was excited at the prospect of Kevin Smith directing a buddy cop movie. The original title, A Couple of Dicks, hinted at some of the irreverence that made Smith famous. Warner Bros. changed the title to Cop Out for marketing purposes then proceeded to market it to death, oddly leaving mention of Smith out of the campaign. Even though he didn’t write it, I had hopes that Smith’s presence would have at least helped fill in the cracks or stretch the funny if needed.
Well it was sorely needed and sadly, it didn’t work. It was almost like Kevin Smith directing a movie written by someone not as talented trying to write a Kevin Smith movie. Wait, that’s actually exactly what it was. It was supposed to pay homage to this type of movie but it was just a lazy, uninspired copy. Of a copy. For what it’s worth, everyone else in the theatre where I saw it was at least 20 years older than me and they couldn’t stop laughing. I guess that’s something.
Time for a little SPOILER TALK. Below are some of my random, non-sequential spoiler-filled thoughts and rants about the movie. Leave your comments about the movie [...]
Spoiler Talk: The Crazies
February 27th, 2010 at 5:54 pm | |
Just got out of an early morning showing of The Crazies here on the West Coast and I’m ready to talk some spoilers!
A reinvention loosely based on the George Romero classic of the same name, The Crazies is about the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. The Breck Eisner film stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, and Joe Anderson.
I had a lot of fun with The Crazies. It was tense, had good suspense, had great pacing, was shot well and most certainly looked better than the $20 million budget would lead you to believe. The film definitely deserves its place among the ranks of well made horror/suspense films.
If you have seen The Crazies, then, it’s time for SPOILER TALK! Below are some of my spoiler-filled thoughts on the film, and as always, remember to leave your thoughts about the movie here below in the Comments section [...]
Watch Some Horror Movies In MTV’s ‘Home is Where the Horror Is’ Series
February 27th, 2010 at 4:09 pm | |
Movie Review: Cop Out
Two weeks ago, MTV began their 7-week “Home is Where the Horror Is” movie series, where a different horror movie will air on MTV every Saturday night at 10pm.
We just wanted to give you all a head’s up that there’s still five more movies to be shown in the coming weeks: Land Of The Dead, The Hills Have Eyes, Slither, Deep Blue Sea, and House Of The Devil.
Watch the trailer for MTV’s limited movie series and check out the complete schedule here below.
Saturday Horror Movies Schedule
27-Feb LAND OF THE DEAD
06-Mar THE HILLS HAVE EYES
20-Mar DEEP BLUE SEA
27-Mar HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
[Note, the first two weeks, the network showed HOUSE OF WAX (13-Feb) and THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (20-Feb)] [...]
February 27th, 2010 at 1:14 pm | |
Directed by Kevin Smith
Starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jason Lee, Seann William Scott, Adam Brody, Fred Armisen
Release date: February 26, 2010
Cop out — an idiom meaning to avoid taking responsibility for an action or to avoid fulfilling a duty.
Kevin Smith has probably been guilty of “copping out” many times in his life. The question is, “Was the title of his latest film a self-fulfilling prophecy?”
I’m a huge Kevin Smith fan. I’ve seen all of his films, purchased every Evening With DVD, and salivate every time a new episode of his popular podcast (SModcast) is released. That being said I don’t think he’s without his flaws. As an actor/director he leaves much to be desired. On the flip side, as a writer/speaker he is tremendous.
Knowing this, I went into Cop Out with some reservations. This was the first film he’s directed that he hasn’t also written. It’s also the first time working without long-time collaborator/SModcast co-host/producer Scott Mosier and his presence seems to be the heart and soul of a Kevin Smith film. So it was an uphill battle from the start with this movie.
Cop Out’s complicated history, which took place even before Smith signed on, probably didn’t help Smith’s chances. Before Warner Bros picked up the film, there were script issues; once WB got it, there were several bumps with leading stars, salary negotiations, and debates over rating. When Kevin Smith came onboard, he inherited a movie budgeted at $75 million without any stars, but eventually Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan hopped on board [...]
Jesus Weeps: Pastor Mark Driscoll Calls ‘Avatar’ The Most Satanic Film Ever
February 27th, 2010 at 7:37 am | |
Let me get thing clear right off the go: I have a significant religious background. For eight years or so, I went to church three times a week or more, was part of a Christian drama group that performed all over the country, and even taught Sunday School to kids ages 6-12 for a couple of years.
With that said: those days have long since past for me now, and I’ve made a long and slow transition from happily optimistic to cautiously agnostic (forgive me, I watched Woody Allen’s Manhattan the other night). None-the-less, when I see and hear things like this story that you’re about to read, it absolutely infuriates me.
Founder and Pastor of the Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA, Mark Driscoll has been making quite a name for himself as of late. With his young, hip, and energetic appearance, and his grasp on what’s “cool,” he’s custom built to attract the multitudes of young people who seek guidance and answers in their life, and he and his church have been gaining popularity at an amazing rate. In this, there is absolutely nothing wrong; if these kids seek guidance and he offers them some hope, all power to him. [...]
Todd McFarlane Ready For New ‘Spawn’ Film
February 27th, 2010 at 12:11 am | |
Comic Review: 28 Days Later #7
Todd McFarlane is tired of all the runarounds he’s been getting from Hollywood regarding his Spawn film franchise. It’s been awhile since the first Spawn movie, but McFarlane hasn’t forgotten about his most popular creation.
McFarlane has never been shy about his Spawn 2 plans. Last year he announced he was working on a ‘darker, grittier, scarier’ script for the next Spawn movie. Apparently three smaller Hollywood studios are interested in the project, but McFarlane wasn’t naming any names.
“All the small guys go ‘that thing [First Spawn film] opened up to $20 million last time!’ We could do a talking head [indie movie] for 8-9 million bucks or we can add an extra million to the budget and make a Spawn movie? Rock and Roll!”
McFarlane spoke to Newsarama about his Spawn 2 plan while in New York City recently to promote his McFarlane Toys 2010 product line at Toy Fair [...]
February 26th, 2010 at 7:35 pm | |
28 Days Later #7
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Declan Shalvey
Colors by Nick Filardi
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Release date: February 24, 2010
28 Days Later is one of the movies responsible for the sudden re-emergence of the horror film, so I’m surprised that that it took BOOM! Studios so long to come out with a comic book series set in post-apocalyptic Britain, where a virus that creates an irrational homicidal rage in those who come into contact with the blood of infected has shattered civilization. In 28 Days Later #7 we find the American Clint, his hired guide Serena, and their injured friend Derrick way-laid by an armed group of fellow survivors. Clint is desperate to find medicine for Derrick but the band, led by a frumpy middle-aged woman named Kate, are too concerned with their own survival to assist strangers. Kate informs them that there is a pharmacy in the village near their encampment, and they can find the medicine they need there. Unfortunately, Kate has ulterior motives for sending them into the village.
Many would be surprised to pick up a copy of 28 Days Later and find that there isn’t a single appearance by the Infected, but that’s one of the strengths of the comic. Writer Michael Alan Nelson chooses to use conflict and tension between the surviving humans as the major story driver, teasing us with the possibility of the Infected. Like a good magician, you never use your best trick right away [...]
Video: How ‘Star Trek’ Should Have Ended
February 26th, 2010 at 5:27 pm | |
New TV Spot, Pics & Soundtrack Details For ‘The Runaways’ [Updated]
You know we love keeping up with the videos over at How It Should Have Ended, where they take popular live-action movies and in a few minutes give us a cartoon rendition of how that movie should have ended. Typically, their endings make a lot more sense than the actual ones.
The most recent target for a revised ending is JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. Watch the 3-minute video here below and be sure to stick around after the credits.
This was a real fun one, as Star Trek was my favorite movie of 2009 and this revised ending has some special appearances you’ll definitely love. Trust me on this one [...]
February 26th, 2010 at 4:25 pm | |
The Runaways feature film is almost here, and we have a few details, images, and clips to tide you over for now.
First up, check out some new images here below from the film of Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie, and the rest of the cast. These are some great shots and I feel they do a great job of depicting the actresses as the rock and rolling bad girl musicians.
Next, there’s a new TV spot for the film. It’s a quick one, but totally worth watching as there’s a few extra scenes in there that were not in the trailers. The more I see, the more I know I’m going to love this movie.
Lastly, the all-important soundtrack! This is a biopic about an all-girl rock band from the 1970s, so not only is there the originals and covers of The Runaways‘ songs, as well as Joan Jett‘s “Don’t Abuse Me,” but also some good seventies tunage from the likes of The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, MC5, and the Sex Pistols. In the film, Stewart and Fanning do their own vocals, and let me tell you, as a life-long Runaways fan I think these ladies not only look the part, but they also sound it too! The Runaways Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD hits stores on March 23, 2010 — a few days after the film’s March 19 release — but is available for pre-order right now! Also, ff you order the digital download version of the album from the Runaways Soundtrack site, you’ll get it on March 16, 2010!
Check out the full soundtrack listing here [...]
Pixar Continues Sequel Bonanza With ‘Monsters, Inc. 2′
February 26th, 2010 at 1:15 pm | |
Aside from the great Toy Story and Toy Story 2, Pixar Animations have always been very anti-sequel. And why not? Everything that they’ve done has been completely original and downright amazing.
Now, with Toy Story 3 coming out next and Cars 2 well on its way, as well as the constant demand from fans for The Incredibles 2, things are looking a tad more sequel-friendly over at Pixar, and it does not stop there. Latino Review has heard from an inside source that now there’s even a Monsters, Inc. 2 on the agenda for the studio.
Monsters, Inc. was incredibly popular so this comes as no big shock — I can see this much easier than said Cars 2, that’s for sure. Still, you can’t help but wonder why all of the sequels suddenly? Have the geniuses there finally run out of original ideas? I very much doubt this. Are they doing it in an attempt to secure some significant profits to be used on new original films? Could be, I suppose. Has Disney gotten their hands in too deep and are now controlling where things go? I shudder to think. [...]
Pre-Order Unlocks For ‘Battlefield Bad Company 2′!
February 26th, 2010 at 11:35 am | |
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Release Date: 3/2/2010
Genre: First-Person Shooter (FPS)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Digital Illusions CE (DICE)
EA is giving you some pretty good reasons to pre-order their upcoming FPS, Battlefield Bad Company 2. Unlike most other games that make you spend an extra $10 or $20 for special features, all pre-orders of the game will be instantly upgraded to the Limited Edition version so you can hit the ground running with six early weapon upgrades unlocked on launch day! All pre-orders will automatically be upgraded to the Limited Edition. The free upgrade will also be available at launch, although quantities will be limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!
Battlefield Bad Company 2, which will be available in Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 formats, will be released this Tuesday, March 2, 2010.
If you pre-order with Amazon, they will also give you a $20 video game credit to use towards future video game purchases from Amazon.
In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive [...]
Ben Stiller & Justin Theroux Finally Moving Forward On ‘Zoolander 2′; Jonah Hill To Play Villain?
February 26th, 2010 at 10:26 am | |
A sequel to the silly 2001 cult comedy hit Zoolander has been rumored for a long, long time now, but nothing has ever officially happened with it.
Now it appears that things are indeed heating up again in the vicious world of male modeling; Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Paramount Pictures and Ben Stiller are ready to get things moving on Zoolander 2. To start the ball rolling, Paramount has hired Iron Man 2 and Tropic Thunder scribe Justin Theroux to pen the script, and he will be attending Fashion Week in Paris to study up on all of the hot new and upcoming trends in fashion.
No solid details on what they will do with the sequel yet or who will return to star, but it apparently Jonah Hill is in talks to appear as the movie’s villain, which could be very interesting. They’re also very determined to get Owen Wilson to reprise his role as Hansel at the very least, and surely fans will want to see Jerry Stiller and Will Ferrell somehow coming back as well. [...]