Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Oscar-Winning Thank Yous!

Source: In Contention

Ah yes, the infamous thank you speech. A very important part of the Academy Awards legacy, wouldn't you say? As the Oscars are seriously just around the corner and before we see this year's thank yous, I've got a fun video to share with you courtesy of In Contention. This should definitely put you in the Oscar mood! Check it out.

Pretty fun, right? I'm getting so excited for the big night. I can't wait to see who will go home with Mr. Oscar himself. If I had my way this is who I would award:

Best Picture: The Social Network

Best Actor: Collin Firth - The Kings Speech

Best Actress: Natalie Portman - The Black Swan

Supporting Actor: Christian Bale - The Fighter

Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo - The Fighter

Director: David Fincher - The Social Network

For a full list of nominees and to see who I think should be awarded click here. Be sure to tune in tomorrow evening February 27th, 5 PST/8 EST to see who will actually win.

Who will you be rooting for?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Full Length Trailer for Marvel's Thor

Source: Yahoo

- The battle Comes to Earth -

Marvel has unveiled the full length trailer for Thor, this time coming in at a lengthy two-and-a-half minutes and packed with plenty action than we've seen before. Thor stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, as well as Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Stellan Skarsgård, Rene Russo, plus Tom Hiddleston as Loki, which is cool because we haven't seen too much of him yet. I’ve always been huge into mythology and even though this is a Hollywood blockbuster, it still looks pretty rad. Let's hope it really is. This will be the last trailer I'm going to post until the movie hits theaters. Check it out below!

The powerful but arrogant immortal warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he quickly becomes one of their finest defenders.

Marvel’s Thor is directed by British actor/director Kenneth Branagh, who previously directed Shakespeare adaptations like Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, as well as the films Love's Labour's Lost, The Magic Flute and Sleuth. The script was written by Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz (of Agent Cody Banks, "Fringe") and Don Payne (My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer) from a story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich. Can’t say much for their previous accomplishments, so let’s hope this movie surpasses anything they’ve directed/written. This movie will hit theaters in 3D no less (rolls eyes) on May 6th 2011.

What do you think? Look good?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Entertainment Weekly Introduces Our New 'Superman' Henry Cavill


For those who may have been living under a rock these past few weeks, the new Last Son of Krypton has already been cast by the lovely British actor Henry Cavill. Cavill, known mostly for his portrayal of Charles Brandon on Showtime’s The Tudors, was actually a front runner for the 2006 Superman Returns movie - however the role ultimately went to Brandon Routh instead. I guess there’s buzz surrounding the fact that they cast a UK native to play the all American Super Hero. Some people do not like the idea. Personally, I find that retarded - if the shoe fits… So for those who are still not convinced, EW will introduce us to our new Superman: Man of Steel in this week's issue, with a cover story. I’m so excited! Not only do they talk with the actor, who I have a huge crush on, but they have even more praise straight from director Zack Snyder as to why Cavill is perfect for the blue tights and red cape. Essentially, it comes down to what happens when an actor puts on the suit.

Here's the cover shot of Henry Cavill "as" Superman, but he's not in costume, so it's just glamour.

For his big audition, every actor that was up for the coveted role apparently had to shoot a screen test while wearing a replica of the Superman suit worn by Christopher Reeves in the original film. Cavill was instantly terrified and recalls, "All I could think was: Oh, god. They're going to look at me and go 'He's not Superman. Not a chance.' The actor inside me was going: You're not ready! You're not ready!"

Apparently Snyder begged to differ. The director says, "If you can put on that suit and pull it off, that's an awesome achievement. Other actors put that suit on, and it's a joke, even if they're great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go Wow. Okay: This was Superman."

I’ve been waiting for his breakout role for years now, so I’m very pleased with the casting. And I love that he’s British, who cares! This guy seems to have already won over the right people, and I can't wait to see our first shot of him in the suit. Anyway, if anyone still has any doubts about him, just remember again that Batman (Christian Bale) and Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) are both from the UK. Superman: Man of Steele is slated for a December 2012 release date. I’m super excited! Let’s just hope the movie is well directed and written with great special effects and acting. That combo can really make or break a movie. We shall see.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Johnny Depp's thoughts on Dark Shadows

Source: MTV

Two of my favorite things are finally coming together – Johnny Depp and vampires. One of my favorite directors, Tim Burton, is directing Dark Shadows, and will start filming this year for a 2012 release date. Along with Depp, this amazing cast also includes the likes of Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer and Bella Heathcote. WOW! This is of course originated by Canadian actor Jonathan Frid in the 60’s TV soap opera of the same title. As we've known for awhile, Depp will be playing Barnabas Collins, the quintessential 200-year-old vampire. Depp, who has spoken plenty about his love for Barnabas over the years, talked with MTV about how he's essentially going to pay his acting respects to Jonathan Frid.

For those that are big fans of the show, I don't think you'll have to worry about Depp overrunning Frid, as I'm sure the two will be quite complementary in their own unique and talented ways. But before we even get to see Depp as Barnabas, we have Captain Jack Sparrow to catch up with again this summer, and somewhere out there is also Depp's latest take on Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary, which has been mysteriously MIA recently. Check the short video clip below.

The Dark Shadows screenplay was adapted by author Seth Grahame-Smith of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Since this has been one of Depp’s childhood dreams, it’s exciting to see it take form. I think he'll do a great job! I can't wait!

What do you think?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Indie Trailer: Cracks

Source: Apple

This looks intriguing to say the least. IFC Films debuted the official trailer for
Cracks. It's an indie drama about a group of girls who attend an all-girls boarding school in 1934. Eva Green plays Miss G, an enigmatic yet alluring teacher who inspires fanatical loyalty within the small clique of girls on her diving team. However, things get turned upside down when the arrival of a Spanish girl gets thrown into the mix. This film also stars the likes of Juno Temple, María Valverde, Sinéad Cusack and Imogen Poots.

A look at the lives and relationships of multiple young girls who attended an elite British boarding school.

Cracks is directed by British filmmaker Jordan Scott, daughter of Ridley Scott who made her feature debut with this after directing a couple of shorts. The screenplay was co-written by Jordan Scott and Ben Court and Caroline Ip (both of The Hole, Marian Again, ITV's "Whitechapel"). This is based on Sheila Kohler's novel, first published in 2006. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival back in 2009 and is just now, finally, hitting theaters in the US thanks to IFC Films. Cracks arrives in limited theaters on March 18th 2011. I definitely want to see this.

What about you?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Epic Transformers: Dark of the Moon Super Bowl TV Spot

Source: Youtube

Most people have already seen this teaser since
Paramount aired it during the Super Bowl last Sunday, but I couldn't resist sharing it. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is Michael Bay's third Transformers movie. This new teaser blows the First Teaser Trailer out of the water. Everything about this new teaser is phenomenal. I love the vibe and the intensity of it and how short and to the point it really is. Not only is it an attention grabber, but we actually get to see real footage and it looks awesome. If I don't see another trailer before the movie, I will be completely satisfied. I hate it when they give away too much of the movie before it hits theaters. BOO to that! Bay certainly has a lot to live up to after the last one, and though I mourn the loss of Megan Fox, I'm excited now. The cast includes many of the same: Shia LaBeouf (SHIAAAA!) Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro; as well as new comers: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (she's no Megan Fox), John Malkovich (LOVE him!), Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand (adore her!) and Hugo Weaving (awesome!) Check it!

The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky must help his robot friends defeat enemies like Shockwave.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is again directed by everyone's favorite explosive director, Michael Bay, of the previous two Transformers movies as well as Bad Boys I and II, The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and The Island. The screenplay was written by Ehren Kruger, who co-wrote the Revenge of the Fallen script but went solo this time, and also worked on The Ring, The Skeleton Key and Brothers Grimm screenplays. Paramount is bringing Transformers 3 to theaters everywhere in 3D (are you that surprised?) on July 1st 2011.


Wayne's World Tackles the 2011 Academy Awards Noms

Source: SlashFilm

Last weekend Saturday Night Live waxed nostalgic when Dana Carvey hosted the show and brought back one of the all time favorite skits - Waynes World, the good ol' days of SNL, (SIGH) I miss 'em. With the Oscars not far off (can't wait), Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar scrutinized the 2011 Best Picture nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards. I've had better, but this was fun to watch regardless. It made me laugh a little. Check it out below!

Their faces may have aged a little bit, but these two comedy all-stars fell right back into the comfy chair's of Wayne's Mom's basement and delivered some hilarious nostalgia. Of course Wayne and Garth aren't exactly concerned with the awards themselves, and would rather just laugh at the sexual connotations of a title like Winter's Bone (they can make anything funny), but that's what Wayne's World has always been about. And with all the talk of another excellent adventure for Bill & Ted possibly coming in the near future, (NO! Don't do it, she says), why not let Wayne and Garth make a return with Wayne's World 3?

What do you think? More Wayne's World?

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