Friday, January 18, 2008
So this is the poster for the Tarantino produced flick HELL RIDE. It's written and directed by some dude named Larry Bishop, who from the looks of his IMDB page, starred in a bunch of motorcycle movies in the Seventies. But what's really cool about this movie is the cast. Dennis Hopper, Vinnie Jones, Michael Fuckin' Madsen (heard he got his middle name change legally to that). With Tarantino's input, I can't see how this baby couldn't be one of the grooviest cinematic happenings of 2008. Click on the image for a larger view.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
New pics for sci-fi movie geeks are popping up today like tribbles on C-deck. Hehehehe... snort... hahahaha... snort... hehehehehe. Okay, I'll stop. Anyway, a new pic of Mulder and Scully from THE X-FILES 2 has hit the internets. The rumor is that the movie won't feature any aliens or mythology from the show. Um... yeah. That's just weird. Anyway... enjoy.
It's not much. Barely a glance of the saucer section under construction. It is cool, however. Only one more day till we get to see the new STAR TREK trailer in front of CLOVERFIELD.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Get your kilts on and be prepared to be completely underwhelmed. That's right, boys and girls, it's time for the HIGHLANDER game trailer. The trailer, featuring some fancy computer graphics and a crappy voiceover, tells the tale of a certain member from the clan McCloud. Ahhh, but which McCloud is the question. Is it A) Connor McCloud B) Duncan McCloud or C) Owen McCloud. If you answered C, you are correct!! C for CRAP! If you're asking, "Who the hell is Owen McCloud?" Move to the front of the class. Seems you can't swing a ivory, dragon-handled katana in the Highlander universe without hitting a McCloud. There can be only one, indeed! WARNING: BAD ACTING AHEAD!!
I, for one, am glad that THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT did not kill off the "found footage" movie. True, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT did pioneer the genre, but there was such a backlash after the movie was released that I was pretty sure we'd seen the end of this kind of film. The studios mistakenly thought that they needed to stick to the tried and true and that the experiment that was THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT was over. Well, the problem with THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT was, quite simply, that the emperor wasn't wearing any clothes. After months of hype, when THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT hit the theaters, audiences saw a lot of woods and shaky cameras and crappy acting and little else. The mythology that had been built up on the internet over the preceding year just didn't live up to the reality of what the movie was. There were no ghosts or witches or supernatural. A pile of sticks does not a scare make. People were disappointed. And rightly so. Studios blamed the "found footage" genre and not the real culprit... the story. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT just wasn't scary, worse... it was a little boring. Time passed. Now filmmakers like J.J. Abrams and George Romero are bringing this genre back with CLOVERFIELD and DIARY OF THE DEAD. And kudos to them. This way of storytelling has the potential to be groundbreaking and terrifying. These films have a chaotic energy all of their own and are as close to snuff films as I'd ever want to get. I'm glad they're getting a second chance. Anyway, check out the trailer for Romero's DIARY OF THE DEAD below. No one does zombies quite like the master.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Pretty cool. Suitably cobwebby and temple-y. Shia is there again with Papa Jones. Vanity Fair's Jim Windolf speculates that there will be more Jones adventures after Indy IV, just not Indiana Jones adventures. That's right, Shia's character will continue the Jones family tradition of derring-do. The article is an addendum to his fantastic "Keys to the Kingdom" piece and can be found here. Enjoy the pic.