Tuesday, October 5, 2010

'The Tempest' Trailer Drops

Julie Taymor (director) has to her name:
  • 5 Tony Award nominations and 2 wins, Best Costume and Best Director For The Lion King Broadway
  • 7 Drama Desk Award nominations with 3 wins, Oustanding Puppet, Costumes, Direction, The Lion King Broadway 
  • An Emmy win
  • An Oscar nomination for best original song
She is a certified BA in my eyes. If only for being the first woman to win a Tony for directing a musical. She's had time in theater and comes from that, using those honed skills and bringing a uniqueness to film. The Tempest included and directed Anthony Hopkins in the film adapt. Titus, another William Shakespeare play. She's slated to bring Spider-Man to Broadway as a musical. She directed Salma Hayek to her first Oscar nom in Frida. Across The Universe, a play off the Beatles as a musical film she directed in '07, was amazing and it looks as if she has utilized some of those techniques from that, and brought something newer, harsher, more rigid to this one. And very I'm fuckin' stoked.

Opps, Emma Stone Is Gwen Stacy Not MJ (Thank God)

Fuck, I'm sorry guys. But we all (news affiliates) just got it half right. This is why I wait most of the time wait until press releases from studios for confirmation. Rarely do I jump the gun but with Deadline you shouldn't have to worry so much. Thanks Mike Fuckin' Flemming. Saturday we all got this report about Emma Stone closing a deal for Watson, even though I was still a tad skeptical of the deal actually coming into place. Looks Like as smart as I think know I am. The confirmed report is now after the jump, as she has offically signed for GS. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Marion Cotillard Not Sure About Catwoman?

Wooop Woop! Keys to my jeep! I just felt like typing that out of excitement for Catwoman news. This confirms a suspicion I've had for a while now, that if we hear someone turned it down, then we at know that CW's in.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Emma Stone Is Mary Jane Watson Suckas

My sons.
My suckas.
My tree-readin' subjects!

Emma Stone of Superbad, Zombieland and Easy A (her first toplining role right now garnering her boat loads of acclaim) is being expected to receive an official offer from Sony Pictures the role of Mary Jane "Holey Shit I'm So Hot" Watson in the upcoming reboot for Spider-Man.

She's hot, she's actually in the damn age bracket this time, and she's very good. Damn! This is exciting shit for any fans of this stuff.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Review: The American

"Don't make any friends Jack. You used to know that. . ."

Jack is not a people person. We get austere. We get calculating. We get a man of few words, but many thoughts. That much is clear with every shot we get of his face in this terrific film.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Alexis Bledel Is Violet In 'Violet & Daisy'

As I previously reportedViolet & Daisy is being shot by Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), who also wrote the script based on his own original idea.

And it seems the cast of this awesome idea is now rounded out. Via Movieweb, Alexis Bledel is in, supposedly as Violet.

A Preview: Money Never Sleeps, And Neither Do Sequels

When I first heard that Oliver Stone was producing/directing another Wall Street film, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, it first occurred to me: why the fuck, bro?

Actually, let me back up a bit. Back in June, 2009 I read that Javier Bardem was attached to the project and was in final talks to play the villain. Then in July, 2009  it was reported that Bardem had turned down the project in favor of shooting a film adaptation of the best-selling book, Eat, Pray, Love with Julia Roberts. It was later stated that Bardem had turned down the role because if he'd chosen to do both film projects it would have had caused filming and scheduling conflicts and that the actor had had "five or six other offers." I was a little dampened on the previous enthusiasm I had for the project.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

'The Fighter' Trailer Drops

Finally, after changing rounds (pun?) through actors, writers and directors, this thing got made. And now we have trailer to witness Christian Bale set to get his first nom at the Oscars for Best supporting. Or I'll quit (never attempt to be apart of) show-business. He's long over due.

Anyway, hit the jump button to read more of my babbling crap and then watch the trailer.

Halo Reach "Reaches" (Pun Intended) 200 Milly First day of Sales/Microsoft Still In the Business Of Making The Movie

The Halo Franchise is one that certainly keeps the heads on the pillows of Microsoft big-wigs at night. Sleeping tenderly. First day of sales--200 milly son. Which, if you think about, isn't that impressive considering that the standard version of the game is $60 and the deluxe version is a buck fifty ($150). This report comes via the pimps over at /Film.

They also have a nice little break down of how the ticket sales to video figures out-weigh by ten fold. Read it, it's cool. In total revenue for the out-of-this-world gaming series (yes, another pun), the games have sold over 34 million copies worldwide. To date all Halo merchandise has grossed more than $1.7 billion.

Woooooo boooooyyyyeeeee! Crapped maself. (Diapers)

But wait! There's more!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

'The Tourist' Trailer Drops!!!

And so did poop into ma drawers, but it's okay because why. . . ? Diapers!!! (If you read this blog you'll get it)

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie have come together to make a shit ton of cash.

I mean, charge the audience's sex-drive through the roof.

I mean, create a huge splash at the box office and cash in on their huge sex-appeal ontop of the fact that they never have stared together in a blockbuster before.
I mean, to rip off a great French film in a true American cinema fashion.

I mean, to create like true artists? Yeah, that one.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Is Jon Hamm Really Gonna be Superman?

Like I've previously stated if you read this damn thing: I don't do rumors. And I don't do speculation.
I do facts--reported news. Not nonsensical mind-wandering film-sites do to attract readers. That Catwoman piece was legit and a real think-tank kinda story. With a lot of backing and trustworthy sources and facts behind it.

A Very Nice Juxtapose And Evidence
This Needs To Become Reality

That being said, a few months ago it was reported WB wanted Jon Hamm (The Town, Mad Men) badly for Supes in the reboot being produced by the great and powerful Chris Nolan. And now those things are making their rounds again.

A Review: Tekken

When I was ten years old, Tekken 3 was released onto the original Playstation gaming system in 1998. I fell in love right there and paired with Gan Turismo I had no other reason to live than to play those games. I've been a Tekken series fan ever since.

So it goes without saying that when I found out about this getting made I was excited to say the least. Then I asked myself not as a game enthusiast, but as a student of film, "Why isn't this making it's way around the headlines of the usual trades online with film news?"

It hit me when I found out about the director, the producer, writer, and then actor's. Fuck, this is a low-budget B movie. Great.

But wait! There's more!

Monday, September 13, 2010

First Clip Released For 'Passion Play'

A Passion Play is a play about the death and final hours of Christ, I've seen my sister do one for our church when we were kids. She was the Virgin Mary.

It just so happens this film, is about Megan Fox as a sort of fallen angel/circus freak-show who is in some trouble with a local mobster played by . . . Bill Murray? All the while getting mixed up with Mickey Rourke as down-and-out trumpet player. (Whiz Khalifa voice) Oookkaaaaayyyy!

Hit the jump button for the clip and more about this cool concept of a film.

Saoirse Ronan And James Gandolfini 2/3's of 'Violet & Daisy'

Violet & Daisy is a teenage hit girls movie about, well, a pair of teenage hit girls. Via /Film Writer and recent Oscar winner for his adp. screenplay for Precious, Geoffrey Fletcher, has penned the script and will step into the shoes of a first time director as well.

Gandolfini and Ronan are the only two confirmed for the project, with two rumored actresses taking the part of the other teenage killer.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Scenes That Are Dope: Iron Man's First Outing

This well timed and anticipated scene was the played over and over in my head for like a week after I saw this movie. After this one, all we get is the ending sequence of Iron Monger battling Iron Man with the wonderful Jeff Bridges doing his best to be sinister.

To grab the shots of the Iron Man/F-22 Raptors dog fight, cameras were flown in the air to provide reference for physics, wind and frost on the lenses. For further study of the physics of flying, skydivers were filmed in a vertical wind tunnel.

Workin' and merkin' son.

Munki out.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Review: Salt

Angie. Angie. Angie. You did it again. You proved that the right leading lady can sell a movie all by herself. And that she can sell a lot of tickets in the process. And that she can sell a lot of tickets in the process to her action movie.

And lastly: that she can sell a lot of ticket as a female lead in an action movie that wasn't very good but just above the cusp. Which almost puts it below.

Friday, September 3, 2010

'At The Mountains Of Madness' Adaptation Finally Comes To Fruition

H.P. Lovecraft is arguably the most influential Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi writer of the 20th century. And now via Filmonic, longtime fan of Lovecraft's, a unique and crafty visionary himself, Guillermo del Toro, is directing the adaptation of the acclaimed novella with James Cameron producing the Real-D for him. 

Yes, I'll wait while you go and change your boxers. Now get back here and read the rest of this shit son!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Aronofsky To Direct Wolverine Sequel?

With things in place for a story and script, all that's set is a director to helm the vision of Wolverine on screen once more. And after the disappointing drivel that was action heavy and brain-light X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it's safe to say that Gavin Hood won't be invited to Japan (the setting of the new movie and comic book arch they're basing it off of). It was disappointing to watch that train wreck itself too, considering Tsotsi and Rendition were real good films.

But now Deadline Hollywood has the skinny on the next move for the franchise. Could Darren Aronofsky have the chair to himself? Hit the jump button to read more and him and David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) in the running.

Harvey Keitel To Manage 'The Office'?

Via Cinematical is the newest news for Dunder Mifflin/Saber is of Harvey Keitel stepping in to manager the branch of Scraton? Harvey? For serious? Huh. . . I like that, I can see the angle they want with him already. If you didn't know the moist unfortunate news already, Michael Scott is resigning from The Office.

And now, from the mouth of executive producer Paul Lieberstein, Harvey Keitel is on the list to be taken very seriously as a contedner to step in once Carell exists the show. This is no rumor, this is the real deal. He went on tell EW Online: "He's probably the only guy who can do it, and he's doing TV now." Sounds good to me. He went to explain the backstory should Keitel take the offer: "He's an old salesman who thought he could retire and the stock market went down, and he has to come out of retirement to work for a few years."

I like it, the old wooden war horse boss in the office, sorta like Idris Elba was kinda doing on season five but larger and better and funnier of course.

What do you tree-readin' suckas think? I'll be keeping you posted on this developing story.

Munki out. And watch this shit.

Two Confirmed For Mission Impossible 4

Things are certainly moving for producers Tom and JJ Abrams on the next installment of the Mission Impossible franchise. Via Movieweb and /Film we got the final rounds of casting in place. First we know that Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg are coming back on board.

And I already told you about how they nabbed animation director, legend and TWO TIME OSCAR WINNER Brad Bird. Well, I wasn't too sure it was official when I wrote that story but then it got confirmed soon after and I just forgot to shoot out the update 'cuz shit was poppin' off back then. Anyway, now we've got the last two vital roles that round out the new direction the franchise is headed in. Paula Patton (Precious) and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker). Both from two Best Pic contenders at the Oscar's earlier this year, with THL taking that cake unfortunately.

But wait! There's more!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

'Kick Ass' Creator Mark Miller Wants Johnny Depp And Brad Pitt For His Next -- 'Nemesis'

Mark Miller is the man behind a Scottish quick mouth, the comic book series/movie Kick Ass, Wanted and many other titles in the comic book world as a guest. He's also got Nemesis up his sleeve too.

Nemesis is pretty much being toted as: what if Bruce Wayne became the Joker instead of Batman? I like that a whole lot. And now, via /Film and Filmonic, he's spilling beans saying Tony Scott, who is attached to direct, is gonna try and get him Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp.

But wait! There's more!

Clooney To Direct Giamatti, Pine and Seymour Hoffman in 'Farragut North'

I say to you tree-readin' suckas: George Clooney directing Paul Giamatti, Chris Pine and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a 04' Demo election campaign trail film? Yezir!

The film will be based off the LA play by Beau Williamson Farragut North and if the actor's sign up, they could be shooting by next February. (Whiz Khalifa voice) Okkkaaaaaayy!

But wait! There's more!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Preview: The American

"You can pay for school, but you can't buy class."
Clooney. George Clooney. Perhaps the very definition of cool. Of suave. Of class. 3 Oscar nod's in 4 years, one win. And now he's back, and walking in Anton Corbijn's world in The American. I gotta tell you guys, this dude invokes the golden age, I've said that before, I'll say it now, I'll say it again later. There are few men in Hollywood that can match what he can bring to the table without trying to act. It rolls off his tongue, his fingertips, pumps out his pours.(Actor's crush) 

But wait! There's more!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

'Black Swan' Trailer And Poster Drops

When I heard abouth is project last year--this project being directed by Darren Aronofsky with stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel and even Winona Ryder in a psycho-thriller about ballerinas in NYC--I was bought and paid for right there.

The trailer is no disappointment as far as what I wanted. This director is one of the best actor's directors around. He knows how to grab the best performances out of his actor's. If they're a weaker actor, watch them in his stuff, then watch them in something else. Points proven.

But wait! There's more!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rooney Mara Cast As Lisbeth Salander In 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Remake

The months long search is over,after beating several top-tier actresses, names I've heard were Kristen-I-Hate-My-Life-Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Megan Fox, and this chick. But thank God, none of those are the case. Rooney Mara, sister of Kate Mara, has been officially cast as the newest chick badass this side of the hemisphere--Lisbeth Salander, in the David Fincher directed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. . Well, the other side too, but we stole it of course, Sweden, France, China/Japan and England must really hate us between robbing the stars and crew and remaking their movies.

With a limited but growing filmography she is standing to be truly thrust into the light with this one suckas. She's already been there and back with Finch on The Social Network. It's a shame he made that and gave Facebook the coolest points it's ever received.

But Wait! There's more!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

'Skyline' Trailer Drops

What is this and where did it come from? A lot of people are playing catch up right now because this wasn't exactly on the map. The directors, The Brothers Strause, Greg and Colin,  are responsible for the mega-disaster flick, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. The good news it, these guys learned from their mistakes and got their act together.

All the while working on shit like this, for the special effects department: 300, X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and The Day After Tomorrow, for which Greg won a British Academy Award (BAFTA). They even worked on Avatar, if you've heard of that one.

But wait! There's more!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Inception's Plot From Scrooge McDuck?

Uncle Scrooge’s The Dream Of A Lifetime! is a two part 26-page comic book published back in May '04. The whole thing is online here for freezo niggas. A /film reader found this out and let them know about it. I hate anything baring any kind of resemblance to my work. I might jump off a bridge if this happened to me, or just laugh about it. Idk, maybe both.

Hmm... Any thoughts on this most uncanny comic book adventure?

Munki out.

College Humor Rips Apart 'Inception' In Minutes

Via /Film from College Humor, the next vid to lampoon a movie off their site is out. But Inception? I guess bashing Nolan's plot clarity all started with The Dark Knight, when people claimed to see plot holes in the script, people like this guy were pretty fed up with TDK being hailed for a best pic nom. (BTW, Texas first semester I found that script with a few buddies and we all laughed til we peed the entire time we read the thing) Despite how amazing the film was and how much shit entered their pants during their wonderful theater experience, people were sour?

Well, we come full circle to Nolan again now with his follow up and ten-year-old script, Inception. Idk, yeah it's sort funny, but are we to believe these guys have actually ripped out the entire foundation of the film from one plot point to the next? I'm not exactly here to say, but they try very hard to sway you from thinking this film has any artistic merit at all. That's a shame. 

BTW, this is chalk-full of spoilers.

Yeah... Whatev. Made their points.

Munki out.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Batman & Superman Know How Their Gay

We've all seen the infamous completely improvised scene from 40 Year Old Virgin, with Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd going totally from their heads with the stuff. Out of all the tributes on Youtube to this scene, I like this one the best. The angle of them sitting side by side isn't actually in that apt. They had to cut out the wall with the TV on it and pick up the shots showing them actually playing that game later, which is also inserted video game footage.

Anyway, without further adieu...

I know, I'm damned awesome for finding this. Hold your applause ladies and gentleman, just doing ma jobbie.

Munki out.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Galifianakis Books A New Gig/Interviews Steve Carell

The ever popular and growing faster than his beard, Zack Galifianakis has booked his next adventure called Reply All. The news broke to me via Movieweb. I'm so glad this guy is around, he's a comedian who has a distinctive style all his own, and it never really fails. Terrific.

Phil Johnston, who wrote the upcoming comedy Cedar Rapids, will write the film based on his pitch that was shopped around to the studios this week before landing at DreamWorks. Galifianakis will play a man who decides to "reply all" to a touchy email and must deal with the consequences of that action.

In other news, he's also released his next interview on Funny Or Die on his "show" Between Two Ferns. If you haven't seen any of this stuff, check it out, particularly the Charlize Theron interview where she flips the tables on him.

It's all make-believe mockery from Galifianakis directed to his guests, hating on them for a few minutes with calm-voiced quips... and then it's over. Lol, it's fucking awesome. It's Zack baby! 'Course it's awesome. 

Awesome right? Hilarious no? Eh?! Eh?! Yes.I'll keep you tree-readin' suckas posted on Reply All.

Munki out.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Transformers 3 Set Pics And Vids

Via MichaelBay.com, via /Film, here's a few vids and pics for you tree-readin' suckas. There's filming Loud Noises And Quickly Moving Objects 3: A Michael Bay Film right now in Chicago. Cities love that shit, cuz it generates so much revenue into the city providing jobs to city workers and stimulates the fuck out thier economy. The Dark Knight shot it Chi-town and got it almost 40 milli if I remember correctly, and I always do.

Hit the jump button for more and some vids too.

'Justice League Online' Trailer Drops

The new trailer for this thing just dropped suckas. And it's 6 minutes of awesome. At Comic-Con, Sony Online Entertainment released a six minute cinematic trailer for the upcoming DC Universe Online. In a way, this might be the closest look at what a Justice League of America movie is gonna be like.

George Miller tried a few years ago, nearly had a complete cast in place and some pre-production done, but the whole thing got such back lash from fans and Warners was nervous about making one in the middle of franchises like Batman and Superman going on. So they pulled the plug. Good thing too, it would been, well, not the right damn time. Not the right damn actors, director, anything really.

Cool eh? Eh?! Yeah?!! I know...Sweet. This a role playing game similar to WOW or something like that. You can't control any of the heroes or villains, but you can choose to be a hero or villain and start your career down the path of, whichever the hell one you choose. This is for Windows or PS3 I've been told. Sounds cool enough, it's like GTA for superheros. Nice.

Munki out.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Preview: Dinner For Schmucks

Jay Roach, the man behind the Austin Powers and Meet The Parents series. Now he turns his attention to top reining comedy dudes, Paul Rudd and the great, the wonderful, the only... Steve Carrel.  

Dinner For Schmucks looks lively, looks promising, and looks fun as fuck. Let's hope it is everything it's promises.

Based originally off the (probably better) French film, The Dinner Game, which in turn was based off the play, Le Dîner de Cons, the film follows Rudd's character as he tries to grab his promotion by bringing the biggest schmuck to his boss's dinner. he finds that schmuck in Carrel and hilarity no doubt ensues. BTW, filming of the dinner scene took place at the same location as was used for Wayne Manor in the Batman television series.

Paul and Steve have worked together twice now, 40 year Old Virgin and Anchorman (which also just got denied a sequel... Damn).  Jay Roach is a more than capable director, but he's too slap-stick, physical for me somtimes. There were a few beats he had the right notes in with Parents and Fockers, so let's see what he brings to the table for this one. He just got off winning an Emmy for the HBO film Recount in '08 staring Kevin "The Spectacular" Spacey.

Okay. Here's the trailer displaying everything I don't like about Jay Roach films. But when you have Carrel and Rudd bouncing lines off each other... C'mon dude, how do you sit there with a Grumpy-Guss face?

Comin' @cha this Friday nigga! Go see it!

Munki out.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Preview: Salt

Angelina Jolie, one of the rarest stars in the world. In the case that she can not only achieve the feat of top-lining an action film as a female, but then also sell boat loads of tickets to go see it. She's made a career for herself levitating between action, drama and even straight CGI. Garnering up to 15 milly a movie (with plenty of extras in those deals), she is the highest paid actress around (most of the time). 

I'd be hard pressed to find another actress, save Milla Jovovich, that can supply a steady line of pulse pounders on the norm. While not always the highest in quality, they could always be a hell of a lot worse. Hell... sometimes they are if I think about it.  

But be that as it may, here is my preview of Angie's next move in Tinseltown.

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Review: Inception

As I walked out of the theater last night, I heard many things released from the mouths of the bustling crowd. Things like:
  • "Oh my fuck that was amazing." 
  • "That was the most epic movie I've ever seen." 
  • The plain old, "Wow dude..." 
  • I even heard someone say, "Jesus lord almighty that was damn crazy son."
Everybody was spritely and alive, charged and stupefied. The crowd was literally awing out loud in the theater during this. In the car, a friend told me that this film was the answer to the not only the weak summer slate, but the lack of good films lately period. I'm very inclined to agree with him.

In this film, this most intricate and wondrous film, dreaming is a reality, and reality is a dream, is reality, is a dream... Is reality. In this film, this most methodical, most perplexing and truly spellbinding film, dreams attack dreams attack dreams attack dreams attack people attacking dreams attacking reality attacking subconscious attacking dreams attacking people attacking subconscious attacking reality attacking dreams attacking people attacking reality attacking subconscious... And then you wake up. Or wait...?

After The Dark Knight, there was hurried talk in the town of Tinsel with concern in it's voice. The thought had occurred to everyone, "How can Christopher Nolan top this?"  The answer: you make Inception.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Review: Toy Story 3

As a film critic/analyst, I understand I have to be open to all types of cinema, I am. But last night, I was in no mood for Toy Story 3. Due to my friends' request we ended up going to see the 3D adventure, in actual 3D, and guess what? I friggin' laughed more than a few times, and then, I must admit, I even grew a little sad once or twice.

Tom, Joan, Tim and the rest were quickly welcomed back into my mind for the 103 very wisely spent minutes. Here is my acclaim for the 15 year old franchise installing it's last figurehead on the mantel that is Pixar's flagship.

A Review: Predators

There wasn't many people in the theater tonight, although, I caught the last showing at 10:35. Good, more fun for me. And believe me. I. Had. A. Lot. Of. Fun. Son. More than I thought I would.

This is every bit as cool as the trailer looks. Even though the trailer made us think we get what Ebert said the film missed, "Quiet suspense". I agree, while at times, things got quiet and good conversation was quickly exchanged, Antal never kept that going with the scenes of violence and terror. But either way, I shit you not. If you trust this munki even a little bit--this is a very credible sequel to the '87 original. Balee-dat!

(Silly announcer voice) But wait! There's more!

Monday, July 12, 2010

She's No Different Then Optimus Prime

Is one single chill sesh--and we didn't even apply the word date--with this chick really that much to ask?

Judging from the track record, it apparently hasn't changed as the mysterious answer still eludes me years later. 

And at that--is getting back to someone, even more excruciating, rather then practically blowing them off?

A single text would make me happy.

If Me + You = Around 30 minutes or so of chill time is too much to ask then don't act so happy to see me. Going out of your way to flag me down on the street (more than once), and make yourself seem so open, so down to chill. Giving me smiles, subtle touching, laughing and giggling at all my stuff, practically dripping with a need to have me all to yourself. I know what I'm feelin' when your around. You're more flirty between the two of us then I ever attempt to be.

Goddammit. Seriously... A cup a coffee, or some Chinese food together, isn't all that bad (and practically your idea)... Or at least, she makes it seem like it's all such a good idea. That is, until, she feels it isn't anymore.

Who-the-fuck-really-knows syndrome sets in, yet again... It prompts a memory of the man with black eyes saying to himself: 
      "All the familiar places..."
 But I'll say this too. Michael Bay needs to scoop her up quick. (He's filming TF3 right now actually) 'Cuz it's more then meets the eye with her. Like a lonely yellow old Camero... it's not. You're getting something different then what she presents you. And before you know it, it's fighting another super-car/alien robot.

And YOU! You Foster City Slut! If you're readin' this... Well... it means you're fuckin' pathetic. (Which makes the pity I have for you swell to an unimaginable size)

Get a life. You can't have mine anymore. 

Munki out.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Joie' De Vivre On Celluloid: Red Dragon

I'm sure once the B.O. receipts from Hannibal poured into the offices of Dino De Laurentiis and his wife, they decided to "Milk the cow" as Linda Hamilton has said before. I didn't like this as much as I did Hannibal and I'm gonna get that out of the way.

There is very little production history on this film, though I am curious as to how it could be farted out in such a timely manner and still be quite good. (Is this really a Ratner film?) Maybe because of the source material is already at the disposal of them.

I will say this: too bad about the critical and commercial bomb, After Sunset (his follow up to this). Because this one here got Ratner a lot of the right attention. And then he ruined all the good rapport with the audience and critics alike. "Feign surprise!" as Liz Lemon would comment. Easily his best film to date in front of the original Rush Hour.  Hell, even my damn mom thinks Rush Hour is raw son.

But wait! There's more!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Joie' De Vivre On Celluloid: Hannibal

He is dressed in a tuxedo, after an eloquent performance of Italian opera. The sky is black, the lights are like fireflies, the air is crisp and the atmosphere is beautiful. Or maybe that's because he elevates anything to a higher level of class instantly just by simply being around. Or at least he certainly seems to.

This is Dr. Hannibal Lectar. He watches as a couple passes by. The young woman says to her beau, "Let's get something to eat."

Hannibal replies, "Why not?"

This is my most satisfied review of Ridley Scott's Hannibal.

'Jack Goes Boating' Trailer Drops

Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut is the acclaimed Off Broadway play, Jack Goes Boating by Bob Glaudini, who adapted it himself. Hoffman, John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega all reprise their roles from the play. Amy Ryan steps in to replace Beth Cole as Hoffman's love interest. Good, I love her anyway.

The plot synopsis is as follows:
An unconventional romantic comedy set in the midst of working-class New York City life. In the dead of winter, we meet Jack (Hoffman), a limo driver who has vague dreams of landing a job with the MTA, a mild obsession with a reggae song, and has begun a half-hearted attempt at growing dreadlocks. He spends most of his time hanging out with his best friend and fellow driver, Clyde (Ortiz) and Clyde’s wife Lucy (Rubin-Vega). The couple set Jack up with Connie (Ryan), a co-worker of Lucy’s at Dr. Bob’s Funeral Home in Brooklyn. Being with Connie inspires Jack to learn to cook, pursue a new career, and take swimming lessons from Clyde so he can give Connie the romantic boat ride she wants. But as Jack and Connie cautiously circle commitment, Clyde and Lucy’s marriage begins to disintegrate. From there, we watch as each couple must come face to face with the inevitable path of their relationship.
The trailer makes it look quirky, and then saddening and love-dovey, and then dramatic. it's cool. this debuted at Sundance back in January to positive reviews and praise from critics. Not that I give a shit, Hoffman is one of my main men I follow. Now he's directing? I'm gonna see this come September 17th. Amy Ryan proved to me in season 5 of The Office that she has highly reformed comedy chops. This film's trailer is another is another great example of what she can do when given the chance.


Munki, pleasantly (squared), out.

'Welcome To The Rileys' Trailer Drops

I first heard about this months ago, when it debuted at Sundance and made a huge splash with audiences in the pool of cool. Director Jake Scott was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Most Dramatic Film. I'm in love with The Sopranos, it may very well be the best show in the history of television. I'll argue that everyday I have left on earth. The best for a lot of reason, most notably, Gandolfini. (Do geeks like him because Gandolf is in his name? Is that good street cred with the Tolkin fans?)

 Anyway, the fuckin' trailer dropped today and then I dropped a deuce in ma pants! (Good thing I wear diapers) I-Hate-My-Life-Stewart is making all the right moves (not the silly Cruise movie) in her career outside of the bubblegum fantasy that enabled her to do so.
I am a most pleased analyst following her from film to film, to tween-scream-queen-madness-extravaganza, back to film again. This trailer is proof I picked a good youngin' to watch grow and grow 'til she's done with the game.

Kristen Stewart plays Mallory, a sixteen year-old stripper. James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo play a couple grieving over the loss of their daughter named the Rileys.

I'll be keeping you posted on anything new, but the only other thing you should know is this is coming out November 5th.

Munki pleasantly out.

P.S. I don't really wear diapers or have poo-poo problems 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Joie' De Vivre On Celluloid: The Tailor Of Panama

We open at night, with MI6 agent Andy Osnard standing broodingly at a large window, looking out onto a city bridge in London and pondering. He is getting the "Siberia" of assignments, for a mishap we do not yet have all the details for. Andy get orders for Panama, he's taken a back, we then seem to understand his plight, a company screw-up in deed Andy...

Then we meet the tailor of Panama (Rush). He is giving his finest display of his renowned excellent service to a customer. The kind of service you'd pay to get from an Englishman tailor with a respected, high end boutique shop in Panama. Then we watch him, uh... tailoring? Sizing and cutting, there we go. Sped up a few more frames per second for us as Geoffrey Rush applies the smooth technique of making clothing, and making it very well. He looks every bit a tailor at work, and yet, holds a confidence about himself, that says something else to us as well. I liked how this film started off, not to mention the sultry Spanish orchestral jam, singing in our ear music the whole time.
I didn't mind it at all.

But wait! There's more!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Preview: Predators

Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Once Upon a Time In Mexico), is the man responsible for this franchise (Predator, Predator 2) being brought back to the celluloid with some skill, precision, patience and good-old-fashioned serious film making.

Hit the jump button for more on this.

Lindsay Lohan Jailed for 3 Months,3 Months Rehab After

It was the best performance of her career some have said. It was all tears and gasps in the court room that day for Lohan.

Beverley Hills judge Marsha Revel handed down 3 separate counts of 30 day sentences, totaling 90 days in a row for Lohan. After which she is lawfully required to attend a 90 day, in-patient, substance abuse program.
Violating your parole terms is a silly thing to do son. Especially when the evidence yous kipped, is all over the world in TV and photos. Right?

Ya lost Fucko!

She says, she never does anything like that, as far as missing the classes goes. She missed all 7 of her  court-mandated alcohol-education classes. She said, "I've been taking it seriously..." Then immediately proceeded to sniffle and gaggle in tears. The judge was originally prepared to have her surrender right there in court. Her lawyer asked for two weeks, "You Honor" agreed.

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Referring to her counseling sessions she was court ordered to attend, the judge had this to say:
"I was tired of reading she basically comes and goes when she feels like it."
A SCRAM bracelet (alcohol monitoring system) is required for her to wear until she's received by the jail on July 20th, 8:30 a.m.

In a completely retarded but related story, she also had this on her middle finger, attempting to stand up to The Man.

Good looks to CBS News once again, and MTV.

Munki out.

Catwoman Robberies in NYC? Hit The Batsignal Gordon!

When you walk into a high-end shoe store in Manhattan, spend a half an hour poking around, all WHILE WEARING A CAT MASK--you deserve the money if someone doesn't put together how sketchy that is.

This is the (most awesome and appreciated) sketch by a police artist of the woman. She eventually approached the counter after a thirty minutes of practically loitering and presented a note claiming she had a gun, and asked for the money. She grabbed $86 bucks in cash, stuffed it in her purse, and calmly exited the store.


The next day, she pulled another daring heist at a beauty shop. She got $500 bones all to herself.  

The police have zero leads.

She's allegedly been linked to 2 other robberies in Queens, and a 9 West shoe store from last year.

Honestly, this is the kinda stuff that get's geeks involved with their cosplay costumes, and before you know it, you have two ordinary citizens running around, causing mischief, making people laugh, and being intention badasses, by accident. Sorta. Ya know? Lol. I'd love to see some real life Kick Ass.

Good looks to CBS News on this.

Munki out.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Review: Traitor

There is something to be said of a film that reasons with terrorism in it's favor for once, instead of against. It takes little bit of moxie to portray the star taking part in the cause of a terrorist group for much of the film. Don Cheadle is this man and he plays Samir Horn as a man of the highest faith in his Muslim beliefs. We see him, and his buddies going 'round and blowing shit up. Almost unprecedented, this film asks questions in the case of a terrorist, and argues we don't see the light that they do. Almost going as far as to say, "Where's the argument against what we do?"

Balls just to pen that script in times like these. Which is perhaps why this flopped at the B.O. Barely recouping it's 22 million budget back. But box office, as we know, is no reflection what so ever on the quality of the film.

But wait! There's more!

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Review: The Twilight Saga: Eclispe

I'll start with this: David Slade better thank his lucky fuckin' stars for being able to make this, after his comments about how he'd rather take a bullet then see a screening of the original Twilight.  

Why Summit decided he was still a fine choice is beyond me. I'm sure they saw the obvious badassness of 30 Days of Night and figured, "Why the hell not, it was still a freaky fuckin' vamp movie. Was it not?" It was. Too bad Summit didn't let him inject that dreadful fear and grim atmosphere into this franchise's current installment.

But Wait! There's more!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Review: The Losers

The one thing that keeps this in the realm of film territory, is the fact that yes, it is based off a comic book series, but that doesn't mean we always have to be reminded of that. Adaptations are of course, a way to be loyal, but also re-interpret. And in that sense, this movie becomes a a film. A film with sly wit, grungy sexiness ("Sexiness"... Is that even a word?) and slick action. But my favorite part?The surprises. Not huge plot twists, but charming little gems of charisma the script reveals it has for us as we watch.

And that, my fellow tree-climbers, is a feat in itself.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Andrew Garfield Is The New Spider-Man Suckas

It's officially uh, official. Andrew Garfield (Boy A, The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus, The Social Network) is now the new Spider-Man for the upcoming reboot helmed by acclaimed director Marc Webb (Fitting name huh?). Webb's feature film debut, 500 Days Of Summer made a huge splash last year and really got people's attention. Particularly because of the way he capture teenagers now a days so accurately.

But wait! There's more!