Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Second Trailer for Immortals

Source: Ryan Seacrest

"I cannot change the future... you can."

This is definitely a much better cut trailer than the first one we saw back in
April. It now actually looks pretty decent. Relativity Media debuted their second trailer for Immortals, the edgy Greek mythology epic starring the lovely Henry Cavill who plays our hero and fights for the Gods. The first trailer seemed a bit bleak and hallow, so I was pleasantly surprised this new trailer showed more depth. But whether this movie will be any good or not, there's no denying that the imagery is magnificently surreal and stunning. I love movies of this art form. I also love Greek mythology, so bring it on!



Immortals follows the story of warrior prince Theseus as he leads men into battle against imprisoned titans in order to save mankind. It's a $100 million epic and will be converted to 3D in post-production (BOO, LAME!!). It was filmed by Tarsem Singh and written by Charley Parlapanides & Vlas Parlapanides. "The Gods are like superheroes," Tarsem has teased before. This epic battle hits theaters this fall, November 11, 2011.

Intrigued?

Red Band Trailer for Horrible Bosses

Source: MSN

"We are men looking for a man!"

With only 10 days to go Warner Brothers delivers one last red band trailer for Horrible Bosses, one of the big summer comedies that I am super stoked for. This latest trailer is definitely a must-see. Jamie Foxx plays "MJ" and is joined by the cast we've already seen many times in the previous trailers, including: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as the underlings, and Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell as the bosses. If you weren't already going to see this, you will now! Check it out!

<a href='http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie-trailers/#/video/84727385-377b-4831-ae10-f438e79adc3f' target='_new' title=''Horrible Bosses' Trailer (Mature Audiences)' >Video: 'Horrible Bosses' Trailer (Mature Audiences)</a>
Three friends conspire to kill their awful bosses after realizing they are standing in the way of happiness.

Horrible Bosses is directed by filmmaker Seth Gordon, who broke out with The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters documentary, then directed the comedy Four Christmases, and has also worked on some TV shows and did a segment of the doc Freakonomics. The screenplay was co-written by TV writer Michael Markowitz as well as John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein, from a story by Michael Markowitz. I cannot wait for this hilarious movie to hits theaters on July 8, 2011.

Tell me you're not excited for this?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bad Teacher Review


While it’s no Hangover, Bad Teacher definitely contains some wicked belly laughs. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this film. It was sort of a 50/50 gamble going in. I’m not the biggest Cameron Diaz fan, but I really liked her in this role - the a-hole, superficial, man-hungry, selfish, bad teacher.

Diaz certainly owns this movie and does a good job delivering laughs, all right, but she is no miracle worker, so she can’t erase the movie’s slow spots or make it feel shorter than its 92-minute running time (it feels much, much longer, which is never a good sign for any movie). Bad Teacher lacks the flow and consistency of other irreverent comedies, leaving a sour taste in your mouth in the end. While it’s hilarious in plenty of spots, it unfortunately tends to waste time focusing on lame and boring jokes that are extremely exaggerated. Plus there are a lot of funny scenes in the trailer that aren’t in the film. That really annoys the heck out of me when they do that. BOO!

Bad Teacher is crude, irreverent and will definitely provoke more regular laughs than you might think. It isn’t the best comedy by any stretch, but there are worst ways to spend your time. While I’m glad I saw it, I wouldn’t recommend spending your hard earned cash to see it in theaters. It’s a great rental.RATING: C+

What did you think?

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Final Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Trailer

Source: Apple


"Let's finish this the way we started it... together."

It's hard to believe that in 28 days this final battle will be at our doorsteps. Warner Brothers just debuted the final trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. This epic finale is definitely not one to miss. It looks phenomenal! I have chills. This shows quite a bit from the movie as well as more of the spectacular moments we'll be seeing next month. I'm excited, for sure, and yet saddened at the same time. I don't want this (movie) series to end. Anyway, take a look and enjoy.



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is again directed by British filmmaker David Yates, of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince previously. The script was also written again by Steve Kloves , of Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, and also Half-Blood Prince, but not Order of the Phoenix. This is based on J.K. Rowling's ever so popular series of books which have already concluded. The final journey beings in 3D (no less) on July 15th, 2011.

Tell me you're not excited for this? I can't wait!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Super 8 Review

Having waited over a year for J.J. Abrams highly anticipated Sci-Fi thriller, I must say, Super 8 definitely delivers on most accounts. It's thrilling, scary, funny, exciting, it has tons of action and it's surprisingly endearing. I simply adore Elle Fanning and was pleased with her performance. In fact I was impressed with every ones performances. Not only is it nice to see fresh new faces, but fresh new faces that can truly act.

Of course there is nothing new about Super 8, but the concept of the film combines elements of Abrams and Steven Spielberg. It's essentially one huge throwback to the good old classic times (i.e The Goonies, E.T., Close Encounters), which I absolutely loved. Sure, there were a couple moments at the end where I thought, "Really?", but Abrams and his gang were savvy enough to keep things rolling that in the end, it didn't bother my overly-rational grown-up mind.

In an age where trailers give away everything upfront, Super 8 unfolds before us. And even though it has a simplistic plot, it still manages to capture us in its spell... and it's magical. If you love movies, you're going to enjoy this adventure. That is of course unless you've grown cynical and bitter and can no longer tolerate genre-entertainment.
RATING: B

What did you think?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Zach Galifianakis Talks About The Hangover: Part III

Source: Box Office Mojo & Rolling Stone



Seeing that the movie has already ranked in a whopping $346,700,000 worldwide, it was only a matter of time before the studio moved forward with another sequel. Warner Brothers wants to bring back writer Craig Mazin, who wrote The Hangover: Part II, to script the next installment to the comedy franchise.

Zach Galifianakis recently spoke with
Rolling Stone saying that they want to make a sequel; “I’m getting fricking phone calls already.” He also revealed a portion of what will take place in Part III. It sounds like it could work, but who knows with these comedies.

Director Todd Phillips said the third installment in the series would end the franchise and would be something completely different than the first two films. Galifianakis confirms by saying the third film will apparently focus on his character Alan being stuck in a mental hospital while the rest of the wolf pack try to help him escape. Of course, it's not clear how soon the sequel will come together, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Personally I don’t think this is a good idea. And even though it’s good to take risks, I feel it better to go out on top (ahem: Spiderman, Indiana Jones?). But who knows, I said the same thing when I got wind of Part II and that ended up being a HUGE success. Let’s just hope the next sequel is done well, and comes with a pretty bow tying up the series for good.

Thoughts?

10 Things You Didn't Know About Johnny Depp

Yes, he's incredibly handsome, but there is a lot to this chameleon than one might think.

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Johnny Depp has been in the public eye for 27 years now, thanks to his outstanding acting ability and his handsome, chiseled features. While Depp is absolutely a household name - one of my all time favorite actors - he never basks in celebrity-ville the way some actors do - he usually (so coolly and with grace) shy's away from the spotlight whenever possible. The average person may be able to name a dozen movies he's in, but not tell you two things about his personal life. Which is one of the many reasons he's so interesting.


I've come up with 10 fun facts about the talented actor that you may not
know. The treasure that is Johnny Depp just got a whole lot brighter.



1. Today is Johnny Depp’s birthday

John Christopher Depp II was born 48 years ago, June 9th, in Owensboro, Kentucky, but was raised in Florida.


2. Has a deep love for music
Depp's first love is music and still plays the guitar regularly. In 1997, he recorded with Oasis, playing lead slide guitar on the
songs 'Fade In-Out' and 'Fade Away.' But the fun doesn’t stop there. He’s also appeared in a number of music videos for various artists as well, including Johnny Cash's video for "God's Gonna Cut You Down," Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's video for "Into the Great Wide Open," and The Lemonheads' video for "It's A Shame About Ray." He's said about music, "There's nothing - you know - nothing else like music. Nothing that touches us on that, uh, that deep level. Music can open up so many emotions that we didn't know we had."


3. He makes his own wine

Depp and his long time girlfriend, model Vanessa Paradis, live on a vineyard in Plan-de-la-Tour north of Saint-Tropez. Depp began makin
g his own as a hobby and in 2008, while shooting Public Enemies in Illinois, he had ten crates of his wine shipped over for he and the crew to enjoy.


4. He is the godfather to Billy Ray Burton
After doing over half-a-dozen movies with
Tim Burton, it's obvious Depp and the director are pals. To honor his favorite lead actor, Burton and his baby-mama Helena Bonham Carter asked Depp to be the godfather to their first child.


5. He adopted a one-eyed horse
Goldeneye is the horse that played Ichabod Crane's horse in
Sleepy Hollow. After bonding with Goldeneye, Depp jumped in to adopt him after he heard the one-eyed horse was going to be put down.


6. He was allergic to chocolate
Yep, as a child, Johnny couldn't eat the stuff. Fun
fact. He also stays away from clowns, spiders and ghosts: three of his biggest fears. Can you really blame him though?...



7. He speaks French

He learned how to speak French just so he could converse with his love, Vanessa Paradis' parents. C'est romantique! He's said of Vanessa, "I pretty much fell in love with Vanessa the moment I set eyes on her. As a person, I was pretty much a lost cause at that time in my life. She turned all that around for me with her incredible tenderness and understanding."


8. He directs his girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis' music videos
Since 2001, Johnny Depp has been supporting Vanessa's
music career by directing her music videos. The French model-turned-singer-turned-actress had her love bring three of her songs to life, including "Pourtant," "Que fait la vie?" and "La Incendie."


9. He has a big heart
Johnny donated the money he earned for
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus to the baby daughter of his late co-star, Heath Ledger. After hearing this idea, Johnny's co-stars, Jude Law and Colin Farrell, followed suit. He also has a patch of water on his private island in the Bahamas that he named "Heath's Place" in honor of his friend.


10. His kids are his world
Johnny is not shy to say that t
he birth of his daughter and son "gave [him] life." He has a tattoo on his arm for his son, Jack, and he's said of daughter, Lilly-Rose, "I see this amazing, beautiful, pure angel-thing wake up in the morning, and nothing can touch that. She is the only reason to wake up in the morning, the only reason to take a breath. Everything else is checkers."


One would think with such magical, memorable roles such as his that he would have an Academy Award by now. He's been nominated three times for best actor (Sweeney Todd, Finding Neverland, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl), but has yet to go home with Oscar. His day will come, I have no doubt.

Depp certainly has a knack for playing strange and lovable characters. He always gives his all to his performances, which is why he is one of the most beloved actors in the business.
Happy Birthday, Johnny!

What are your favorite Johnny Depp movies?

Monday, June 6, 2011

X-MEN: First Class Review



Even though the trailer looked amazing, I was still a bit apprehensive in seeing X-Men: First Class, considering the last installment went straight to the pooper. I'm referring to The Last Stand. BOO! Hollywood doesn't like giving up, though. And when a movie ends up being one big fat stinker, they attempt to make things right again (i.e. reboot, prequel, sometimes both). And I have to say I believe they succeeded with their latest efforts. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

There’s just something cool about a prequel. It’s always interesting seeing how it really began. And when done right a prequel can sometime surpass a sequel. While First class doesn’t quite match/succeed X2's success, it still delivers one powerful punch.

The cast is a sprawling collection of recognizable faces that will be familiar to comic readers, notably CIA agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and a scantily clad telepath Emma Frost (January Jones, who was embarrassingly rigid). Set back in the 60’s, the film does an good job breaking down the story into a few heavily underlined X-Men themes, i.e. adolescent confusion and self-rejection, learning your own strength and how to control it.

Charles’ (James McAvoy) childhood of privilege and power leaves him smug yet bent on helping other troubled mutants cope, while Erik’s (Michael Fassbender) youthful misery focuses mainly on revenge against his mother’s Nazi killer, Shaw (Kevin Bacon - he's so good at being bad). As adults, not only do they become best friends, but the two plan to recruit more mutants to beat down Shaw’s outsized super-villain scheming and plotting, which shows real history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, complete with footage of JFK’s speeches sprinkled throughout.

You will not be disappointed with the action scenes, costumes and special effects. There were some great cameo’s as well. Running 2 hours and 12 minutes, some say it was too long, but I didn’t really notice. I was entertained the entire time. The film largely does what it sets out to do, by turning out another crowd-pleasing comic-book film designed to bring in new fans while satisfying the old ones.
RATING: B


What did you think?

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Tribe Called Quest Documentary Trailer

Source: Yahoo

"We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for that Tribe album."

Sony Pictures Classics released the trailer for Michael Rapaport's new documentary about the legendary 80's hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, which includes the likes of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White. I'm not the biggest fan of their work, but I do like 'em. They definitely have some rad stuff out there. And this looks like a very cool doc. The film is titled Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. It first premiered at Sundance and got pretty good reviews. If you're a fan, be sure to check out the trailer below.



Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
was directed by New York native actor
Michael Rapaport, who you know from True Romance, Deep Blue Sea, Special, Big Fan, Boston Public. He's making his feature directing debut with this doc. Sony Pictures Classics is bringing this film to limited theaters on July 8, 2011. Visit the official website.


You down?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

David Fincher's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trailer

Source: Movie-List

"The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas!"

Over the weekend there was an international red-band trailer that hit the airwaves, causing quite the commotion before it was taken down. And now the green-band trailer has been released for the upcoming David Fincher remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. If you were a fan of the original (Swedish) films/books I have a feeling this remake will live up to your gritty expectations. I doubt I’ll be seeing this film in theaters, too disturbing for my taste, but I’ll definitely rent it. Regardles, I’m a huge Fincher fan and had to showcase his work. It's an amazing trailer, one of the best I've seen this year. It totally has a Fight Club-esque vibe to it. I love the music (Trent Reznor's redo of "Immigrant Song"), the editing etc. Stars the likes of Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgård and Rooney Mara. Check it!


A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who'd been missing, or dead, for forty years, by a young female hacker, (Rooney Mara). Based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of novels.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker David Fincher, of great films like Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, Benjamin Botton and The Social Network just last year. The script was adapted by Oscar winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List, Hannibal, Gangs of New York, All the King's Men, American Gangster) directly from Larsson's novel. Sony is bringing this movie to theaters on December 21, 2011. Just in time for Christmas. Feel bad this holiday.




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