Friday, April 27, 2012

A Cool *Dark Shadows* Featurette

Source: Firstshowing

If you're excited to see Dark Shadows, which I am, you'll definitely want to watch this cool featurette of the film, mingled with the history of vampires in film (and my readers know how much I love vampires and JD). Tim Burton seems to be returning to his quirky roots with this horror comedy (i.e. Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), which I'm loving - I've missed the "old" Burton. Anyway, take a look and enjoy!


A gothic-horror tale centering on the life of 200 year old vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts as master of Collinwood Manor in Collinsport, Maine.

Dark Shadows is directed by imaginative filmmaker Tim Burton, of films including Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland. He's directing from a script by author-turned-writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) based on the cult ABC TV series created by Dan Curtis. Warner Brothers is releasing this movie everywhere this summer, May 11, 2012.

You interested?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Florence + the Machine Contribute a song to Snow White & the Huntsman Soundtrack

Source: Firstshowing

Film Scores definitely add dimension to our movies, same goes for film soundtracks. Sometimes the soundtrack can be better than the movies themselves (ahem: Twilight). It seems to be more and more of a trend, these days, to have artists specifically write a song for a movie too. Don't know if you've heard already, but Will Smith will not be doing the traditional theme song for Men in Black III. The responsibilities, instead, have been passed on to Pitbull, who made a dreadful song called Back in Time (I dare you to listen to the whole thing here). On the flip side, MUSE crafted some awesome tracks for Twilight: New Moon and Eclipse (which are amazing soundtracks, btw), and Taylor Swift did some great work on The Hunger Games soundtrack as well. And now Florence + the Machine have a new song for the Snow White and the Huntsman soundtrack. It seems quite fitting for the movie. Take a look and enjoy!



In this new epic action-adventure Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the Evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) who's out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Hemsworth) who was dispatched to kill her, and the seven dwarfs. This is being directed by Rupert Sanders, an acclaimed commercials director making his feature debut. Arrives in theaters this Summer, June 1, 2012.

You like?

Monday, April 16, 2012

SNL *Laser Cats 7* Digital Short

Source: Hulu

I don't watch SNL much anymore. The show's just not as funny as it use to be when I was growing up. However, every now and again there comes along a funny skit/digital short that's worth mentioning. It doesn't get any better than this: cats and lasers, and, uh, Steven Spielberg! Everyone loves him, right?! This digital short is the the seventh iteration of their infamous Laser Cats! movies, which first premiered back in 2006, and this time Spielberg shows up to actually direct their pitch for Lorne Michaels. It's packed with cheesy Spielberg movie references galore and tons more cat-insanity. Check it out!

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods Review

Being that it's Friday the 13th what better way to celebrate than getting together with a bunch of friends to watch a horror movie, or better yet, head out with your friends for the weekend to a creepy, remote, rundown cabin in the woods.

There is so much more to this movie than the trailer leads you to believe. And it's difficult to write about The Cabin in the Woods without potentially revealing spoilers, so I won't say much. The plot line goes something like this: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods and bad things happen. You may think you've walked into the wrong movie based on the first five minutes, in which two technicians have a discussion at the water cooler about everything but the film's main plot. Not to worry though, everything makes sense in the end... or does it?

Filmed in 2009, director
Drew Goddard manages the impossible. He ends up turning the entire horror genre up side down, only to toss it around a few times. Literally. And as you watch, you will notice recognizable horror movie images and familiar plot lines all over the place, which was intentional and brilliant. The first half of the movie plays to the formula of your basic classic horror movie, "if you hear strange noises outside... have sex," but the end is where the real magic ensues. Chaos breaks free and just when you think you have this movie figured out it takes you to a whole new level of uncharted territory.

Nothing can prepare you for where
The Cabin in the Woods goes in its last 30 minutes. It's a trip. I will say, though, the movie's not nearly as scary as the trailer leads you to believe and it doesn't quite explain everything, but I still thoroughly enjoy it. It's one of the best horror movies I've seen in a long time. What makes this movie so great is that it is seriously like no other horror movie out there. It's weird, gory, creepy, crazy, shocking, surprisingly funny and above all... original.
RATING: B+

What did you think?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Very Funny Titanic Super 3D Trailer

Source: Huffington Post

It's about time someone poked fun. For all those who rolled their eyes (me included) at the very idea that James Cameron would re-release his epic movie Titanic in 3D… you were right to do so. For those who are planning on traveling back into the depths of the Atlantic ocean of the third dimension, you may want to wait. Why? Well, directors J.J. Abrams, George Lucas and Michael Bay have joined forces with James Cameron to deliver what will be the most epic re-telling of this famous ocean liner tragedy in: Titanic Super 3D. I'm still laughing. Enjoy!



For those interested, Paramount has re-released Titanic (originally opened in December 1997) in theaters on April 6th, 2012, four days before the 100th Anniversary of the real ship's departure on April 10th, 1912. They've released it in 3D nationwide, IMAX, and also in 2D, featuring a fully digitally re-mastered 4K print that Cameron has said will look better than it ever has before. They spent a painstaking 60 weeks and $18 million at two conversion shops to make Titanic in 3D look like one of the best conversions you'll ever see. Titanic won a total of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture. See Titanic again right now!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Savages Trailer

Source: MTV & JoBlo

"Hang on baby, we're coming for you"

Universal has unveiled Oliver Stone's new thriller, Savages. And even though their latest poster (see below) is a rip off of the 2006 poster for Babel, the trailer is anything but. This has a fun all star cast including the gorgeous Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Benicio del Tor, Blake Lively, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and many more. It definitely looks exciting, thrilling, not to mention high in intensity. I'd be down for seeing this in theaters. Take a look!


Savages based on Don Winslow's book of the same name, with the screenplay co-written by the author and screenwriter Shane Salerno. The story follows two young, independent Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson) who are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after their girlfriend Ophelia (Blake Lively) is kidnapped and held for a ransom of every last dollar they've made for the past five years. The film is currently slated for a July 6th, 2012 release date.

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