HAPPY HALLOWEEN!While this post isn't really movie related, I just wanted to throw at you some of the cool stuff I found related to the best holiday of the year...
Cinematical.com is having a Halloween Costume contest. Send in pictures of your costume and you could win:
GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE: ADULT WINNER…
Added by Cyrus on October 31, 2007 at 10:48am —
When I post remake news up in this here blog o' mine, you can usually expect it to be bad news...at least from my perspective. Unless it's something like Oceans 11 that actually needed a good remake, then I say forget the whole thing. I'm no more upbeat about the announced and completely unnecessary remake of Escape From New York, but I'm here today with some good news about it...Brett Ratner ain't making it no more.
Yes you heard me right. Did the… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 30, 2007 at 12:52pm —
Martin Campbell making a remake of The Birds with Naomi Watts? Maybe.
Naomi is only in talks right now for the role along with another remake that is not named. Jeez, this is something like eight remakes for her. The movie though, along with Campbell's direction of it, seems definite. Now of course, even involved has to answer the really hard question: Why?
So far, the only other Alfred… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 30, 2007 at 12:00pm —
They've been talking about it for awhile now but things must have been moving faster than I thought because the powers that be have announced a start date for The X-Files Movie #2. Shooting begins December 10th in Vancouver from a script by Chris Carter (hey, it was either this or flipping burgers) and Frank Spotnitz.
IMDB lists Chris Carter as the director and only Gillian Anderson and… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 30, 2007 at 11:26am —
Pixar never stops upping the ante. Even when I hear about their wacky plans and say to myself, They've lost their damn monkey minds, Pixar still manages consistently to pull them off...with the possible exception of casting Larry the Cable Guy. But that's the past. I've learned to forgive. It seemed logical what with redneck kitch experiencing it's two and a half minutes of resurgent popularity back then. So, moving on, what's next on the weirdness… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 29, 2007 at 5:09pm —
I saw this fun little vampire flick last year at Fantastic Fest. This is 30 Days of Night if it didn't take itself seriously and threw in some Raimi/Jackson-ish horror comedy. The Swedish, who have never made a vampire movie before this one, tell a pretty good tale based on the same 30 Days premise of a month of night time.
Added by Cyrus on October 26, 2007 at 2:22pm —
Guillermo del Toro is one of those directors who confuses me. He makes brilliant dramatic fantasies like The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth. He also makes mediocre horror (Mimic) and superhero flicks (Hellboy). His recently produced The Orphanage was the biggest hit out of the recent Fantastic Fest for me and many others, and yet he's producing an English language remake already and the original hasn't even got distributed… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 26, 2007 at 1:49pm —
I'm back just in time for more of my Halloween recommendations for your rental que.
This is one of those awesomely awful movies that I can watch over and over again. Even though it's not a zombie film, it shares much in common with them and surely was influenced by Dawn of the Dead due to Dario Argento's presence as producer if nothing else.… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 25, 2007 at 3:33pm —
Jerry Bruckheimer's writing team behind Pirates of the Caribbean aren't satisfied with just having achieved the herculean feat of turning a lame amusement park ride into one of the most successful film trilogies in history, now they want to bring his production company a good script for The Lone Ranger.
It's too early for anyone to be talking cast or director, but by the widespread presence of this story across the interwebs, I'm assuming Jerry and… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 25, 2007 at 2:58pm —
You can't just laugh off Leonardo DiCaprio anymore. He and director Martin Scorsese are prepping their FOURTH film together. I don't know if Scorsese really is that fond of him, or thinks that actors with Di or De names are his good luck charm, but either way if you can impress this guy, you've gotta have something.
The new film is called Shutter Island based on a book by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone). Leo… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 24, 2007 at 6:18pm —
Now THAT makes me interested in seeing this. I admit, I was that one guy who thought Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle was just ok. Not bad, but just meh. It was like a stoner movie for people who got all they know about actually being stoned from watching the movies. Gorram pot tourists. I admit that the Neil Patrick Harris part was frakking funny. Great oddball casting and it makes me happy to see that he'll be… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 24, 2007 at 6:17pm —
I was not what you would call, a perfect student. When I was in school, I found myself easily distracted by girls, fantasy novels, writing band names on schoolbooks... By the time this dude who played the kettle drums in Band named Monster passed me a doobie at summer camp, it was a foregone conclusion that I was gonna dig it. If there had been such a thing as blogs back then I could have written an encyclopedic guide to snack foods.
About as motivated as I got, other… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 23, 2007 at 4:07pm —
I could blog about nothing but remakes of horror films and still be able to post two items a day, I swear to FSM. So here it is, your daily entry in the pathetic remake-fest that Hollywood has become lately. I can understand the remakes of J-horror or otherwise non-English horror that makes its way over, even if I don't like it. But the American remakes of American films...well, not only are they out of ideas, it's like they're not even… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 23, 2007 at 3:53pm —
I would have liked to be on set to see that argument:
One day before shooting began, Mark Wahlberg stepped in to replace Ryan Gosling in "The Lovely Bones," the Peter Jackson-directed adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel for… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 22, 2007 at 10:48am —
News out of this past weekend's International Horror & Sci-Fi Film
Festival at the Harkins Centerpoint Theate in Tempe - Linda Blair,
there to introduce THE EXORICST, hinted that a remake of the film is in
the works.... and judging by the look on her face, she's not happy
It has officially gotten out of hand.
Remake The Hitcher, fine.
Remake Halloween, You're off your rocker but… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 22, 2007 at 10:35am —
AND the plot thickens yet again. William Shatner
is interviewed about the new Trek film and says he hasn't been asked to appear in it, despite what the web is saying. Is he lying as part of a big JJ Abrams
game? Where did the web confirmation of his appearance in it start anyways? Is Hercules
from AICN just making it up? I choose to go with A: It's a big Abrams game, because that's the most fun answer and I want so bad to see Shatner play Kirk again. Anyways, check out this… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 19, 2007 at 11:57am —
I was arguing earlier today with Corey Vire on a post and in the course of it, I had to bring up Bruce Campbell. Bruce is the most legendary of cult and b-movie actors and it's almost entirely because of the Evil Dead films. Not that he hasn't done some cool stuff since then (like Bubba-Ho Tep which is fab), but the combination of his crazy big-chinned expressions and Sam Raimi's tilting wacky camerawork and bang: Absolute Classic.… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 19, 2007 at 11:00am —
Here's the thing: Timecop, despite some who may pre-pubescently have warm and fuzzy memories about it, was NOT a very good movie. Exhibit 1: It starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Case closed. However, and this is a big however, it was a great concept for a film based on a pretty good comic series. Chasing time traveling criminals into the past? If thrust into different and decidedly less silly hands than Van Damme's it… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 18, 2007 at 6:56pm —
This comes as no surprise to some, although I personally have enjoyed a few of his films, but Robert Rodriguez
appears to have completely lost his mind. Clearly, it was on other things (two things in particular) when he not only signed on to remake the Jane Fonda midnight movie Barbarella
that his new girlfriend (oops did I say girlfriend? Now it's FIANCEE
) that he dumped his wife for, Rose McGowan
, play the lead role.
If you can think… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 18, 2007 at 1:55pm —
This bit of news comes from a Brazilian web site called Omelete and fortunately for little old white boy me, translated into news I can understand by Batman on Film so I guess you have to take it with a grain of salt. The story is, however, way cool:
The site… Continue
Added by Cyrus on October 17, 2007 at 2:18pm —