The new Cloverfield trailer – which confirms the name of Cloverfield for a project that has had more rumors and buzz than any I can imagine in recent history – has found its way onto YouTube, albeit in a very low quality format. Still, it looks pretty exciting… Check it out below.
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I’m excited for Atonement. Even though it is a period piece, it has good early reviews, hottie Kiera Knightley, rising star James McAvoy, and director Joe Wright, the man behind another Kiera Knightley period piece Pride and Prejudice (easily the best Jane Austen film I had ever seen – no, I haven’t seen the Colin Firth version).
The movie trailer is great, and now the studio has released three new character posters. It’s a bit surprising to have character posters for a movie like this, as it’s not one you would necessarily expect to appeal to the masses. More surprising is that the character posters are relatively edgy for a war drama… Click on the movie poster to the right to see the rest.
Yahoo! just posted the new movie trailer for Amusement, a horror movie about a bunch of young people who get killed by a serial killer clown. Clowns are creepy, there’s no denying it, and Amusement will hopefully use that creepiness to its full potential. Of course, it isn’t It (the Stephen King movie), and the killer just wears a clown mask, but if done right this movie could be entertaining.
In reality, it’s just going to be another slasher film, and the movie trailer isn’t that good. The clown really isn’t used to its full potential, although the audio track is where the real magic is. The killer’s giggling is fairly memorable.
Thanks to the 1,500+ who took my horror movie survey last month! I’ll publish the results soon (there are some obvious results and a few surprises), but I just wanted to say congratulations to Karen Mead of Wingdale, New York, as she is the winner of the six horror DVDs. Karen, I’ll be sending out the prize package this weekend.
Check back soon, as I’ll be launching a new survey with new DVD giveaways shortly. For other movie contests, including El Cantante, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and other DVD giveaways, please visit my movie contests page. I currently have 12 different giveaways running (and ending soon).
No Country for Old Men is now out in select theaters and expanding over the next month, and I must say that this movie looks to be one of the coolest this year. Watching Javier Bardem walk around killing people with a coin flip and an air compressor is like butter on toast: perfect. Honestly, this movie looks absolutely spectacular, my only concern being that I might be hyping it up just a bit too much.
But it’s about damn time the Coen Brothers did a truly dark crime caper a la the old days (read: Blood Simple), and judging from reviews, No Country for Old Men certainly delivers.
Even better, I’m giving away an autographed No Country for Old Men movie poster over at my Movie-Source.com website – the contest expires at the end of November, but please enter to win the poster. It’s autographed by both Joel and Ethan Coen! Enter now!
Here’s new the new teaser poster for the upcoming horror movie The Eye. The movie, a remake of a Japanese horror film (can’t you tell just by looking at the poster?), stars Jessica Alba as a blind woman who regains her eyesight… except she gets more than she bargained for.
The movie poster for The Eye looks pretty cool, and I’m certainly intrigued by the project. The downside? Jessica Alba isn’t featured anywhere in the poster, ideally with fewer articles of clothing than more.
I actually watched American Gangster over a week ago, but due to mitigating circumstances (changing day jobs, trying to get a date with this one young woman, traveling to Florida for a weekend and so on and so forth), I forgot about (a.k.a. put off) writing a movie review for the picture.
Interestingly enough, I had just watched Mr. Untouchable, a documentary that interviews Nicky Barnes, one of the drug kingpins depicted in the picture (played by Cuba Gooding, Jr.). American Gangster isn’t about Nicky Barnes, but it is about another drug kingpin who gained tremendous power a few decades ago but who thanks to a dedicated cop finally had his empire destroyed. American Gangster is about two men, the cop (Russell Crowe) and the gangster (Denzel Washington), who square off, even though they rarely share a scene together or even know the other one exists.
Director Ridley Scott has once delivered a solid picture, and some critics are suggesting early Oscar buzz. While I would say that there have been better movies this year, American Gangster has the stars, the dazzle and the box office success to be a serious contender. Hear what I have to say by reading my full American Gangster movie review.
Oh, how the tides can turn so quickly. Guy Ritchie was at the top of his game just a few years ago, with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and it’s even more entertaining “sequel” Snatch. Then came Swept Away, and in a moment his career was gone like a starfish removed after a sudden hurricane. Some blame Madonna, others blame a poor career choice, and even some just claim that the media made a much bigger deal out of it than it needed to be. But for whatever reason, Guy Ritchie hasn’t been heard from in years, and we’ve watched his latest film Revolver float around in limbo (at least domestically) for over two of those years.
Is Revolver that bad? Was the studio just afraid that releasing it too soon after Swept Away would taint its chances at box office success? It’s hard to tell, but the movie trailer for Revolver, which is now online, has me looking forward to it. Snatch was a lot of fun, and Revolver looks to be of the same vein that made Guy Ritchie so popular in the first place. When you stumble, you return to what you know works and you do it again. There’s nothing wrong with that. Sure, Revolver looks a bit different – it looks a little glossier, a little more coherent and a little less British, but it still looks like Guy Ritchie. If there’s comedy, it isn’t show in the previews.
Overall, the movie looks good. I like edgy, twisting crieme thrillers, even if they turn out to be not that great. At the very least, Revolver should be entertaining, and at its best, it will put Guy Ritchie back on solid footing.
What does bother me is that after two years of being in limbo – which in itself is a bit disconcerting – is that Samuel Goldwyn Films is only giving the film a very limited December 7th launch, not exactly a huge vote of confidence. Why not give it a wide release in January or February, when movies like this can make a bit of money?
Watch the Revolver movie trailer now.
Rambo, starring Sylvestor Stallone, hits theaters January 25, 2008, and Lionsgate has just made the new outdoor movie poster available. It’s not nearly as cool as the regular poster, but certainly still has an appeal for it. I can’t believe I’m saying this about a Stallone movie, but I’m really looking forward to this bloodbath…
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is now out on DVD, and I’ve been gifted with a free copy. Since I thought the movie was one of Adam Sandler’s worst comedies ever, it’s not a very good gift, but a gift nonetheless.
You can read the full Chuck and Larry movie review here, but continue on to see whether the DVD is any good. The DVD features several features, all of which are quite good considering the type of movie we’re talking about. Of course, these behind-the-scenes looks aren’t as elaborate as the ones you’d find on the DVD for Pirates of the Caribbean, but they’re still pretty informative, and, at the very least, honest. One of my biggest pet peeves are featurettes that are purely promotion (“You’re going to see things in this movie you’ve never seen before”), and luckily the Chuck and Larry DVD stay away from that kind of thing. Thankfully, both Sandler and James are present in all of the featurettes as we get to see them both off camera and discussing the movie.
The stunts featurette is actually quite fun, and a nice reminder that even for a rather simple comedy such as this you can still require stunt men. Of course, none of the stunts are particularly mind blowing, but, then again, I wouldn’t willingly choose to roll down a flight of stairs with a fat guy on top of me. Another one looks at the various cameos in the movie, though it unfortunately isn’t that funny.
The real highlight of the DVD are the deleted scenes and outtakes. Considering that the movie was pretty crappy, the deleted scenes aren’t much to scream about, but there are a few funny moments scattered throughout. The outtakes, however, are quite good, and it’s always fun to watch people like Sandler messing up (or farting).
Guys, just to note: Jessica Biel is noticeably absent from the DVD.
Overall, the Chuck and Larry DVD has some entertaining features. I managed to get through all of the bonus features in half an hour, however, and I question whether there’s anything here really worth purchasing. Of course, I’d question if you were even considering buying this movie in the first place…
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are joining forces for the first time since they squared off against each other in the highly acclaimed Heat. This time around in Righteous Kill (how cool of a title is that?), the two actors will be on the same side of the law and hunting a serial killer. Behind the helm is Jon Avnet, who hasn’t done much recently except for the defunct but critically acclaimed “Boomtown”. Older films include Fried Green Tomatoes and The War.
Four new images are available in our Righteous Kill image gallery.
Could this be the big break the two actors, especially De Niro, need? Some criticize Pacino for shouting his way through his performances, though he certainly still has fan appeal and chooses films adequately well. De Niro, however, has not done anything remarkable in what seems like a decade. Fans want to see these actors in serious films, and seeing them together in a serious film, a serial killer flick, no less, should appease them somewhat. I’m excited.
There are some movies that you hear about and hear about and hear about until you reach the saturation point and begin to believe that they will never see the light of day. Such is the case of Goal II: Living the Dream, a soccer film that was a hit overseas but has been struggling to make it to U.S. theaters since… well, I’m guessing around 1873.
Goal! (the original) was surprisingly good and well done, but it flopped magnificently in the United States. Right there, you knew that the sequels, which were already developed or in development, would have a hard time finding a distributor and release date. I thought for sure that we’d see this picture go straight to DVD, but instead the movie is getting a very small, 250-theater limited release through distributor Peace Arch Entertainment. Genius Products will handle the DVD releases.
Assuming that the sequel is even half as decent as the original, I would have gone another route: I would have renamed the film to something that isn’t nearly as cheesy (no matter how you look at the title, it is God awful) and marketed it to all those youth soccer leagues that are popular in the U.S. (how soccer continues to fail to turn those kids into adult soccer fans is a marketing travesty). Goal II: Living the Dream, with the right title and right promotion, could still have a chance.
As of now, Peace Arch plans to release Goal II sometime in the spring of 2008.
The latest remake to hit the fast track is The Day the Earth Stood Still, a reimagining of the 1951 classic about a heavily armed robot who arrives to warn of impending doom if Earth’s leaders continue their aggressive ways. The movie stars Keanu Reeves in what is sure to be his biggest blockbuster since The Matrix. Also joining him is the lovely Jennifer Connelly and the talented Kathy Bates.
I am assuming Connelly will plays Reeves’ mother and Bates the love interest. Wouldn’t that be a sight.
Anyway, I’m writing this post so I can research a picture of Jennifer Connelly to put on here, but come to think of it, where has Kathy Bates in for the last several years? Sure, she shows up sporadically, but how come she hasn’t done some big drama recently? She is one of the most talented actresses out there. Hell, do Misery 2 – I’d go watch that.
Here’s the new National Treasure: Book of Secrets movie trailer, starring Nicolas Cage. I really didn’t like the first movie (I found it long, boring and tedious), and this one looks just so ridiculous I doubt I will enjoy it. Still, this new movie trailer is a vast improvement over the original preview, which was full of camp and stupidity. The marketing department still reveals way too many of the twists (I would be much more intrigued to see the movie if they didn’t reveal that Cage plans to kidnap the President of the United States, which right there takes the film far off the believability scale), but until they hire me…
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