Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Is Catwoman Nearly Confirmed For B3?

I've said this many times: BoF (Batman-on-Film) is THE BEST PLACE for Batman anything. Especially film news (the whole film industry knows that). Every reputable website gets legitimate Batman film news from this dude's site (Unless you're at a press conference or you check out Latino Review first--how do they always know?!). I've been going there since January 2005 and have always been one or two up on everyone else. The founder Bill "Jett" Ramey, and his podcast team have posted a discussion detailing the post Jett made a few weeks ago. May 25th he posted this on the site:

That was all he gave us. Then his mother sadly passed away and hindered the news. Until a few weeks ago. June 6th him and the "BoF Roundtablers" talked about many things. They lead it off with Catwoman and the news Jett knows. Hit the jump button for the quotes I got son...

'Bioshock' Film Developments

I remember when the trailer for the 2nd game, simply called Bioshock 2, debuted online. I forget which damn website it was I saw it on. But I loved the whole thing.

I don't really play video games anymore, at least new ones. Because, they have passed me up in technicality to play. I.E. they're too hard and complex now. Lol, I still whip out Sonic and Mario Kart. Every time I try to hang with my gamer buddies on shit like this, I get merked out real quick. It ain't no fun, son. But I'd buy a PS3 just for this one (and Batman: Arkham Asylum). I ended up looking the game up after the sick trailer.  I liked what I found. The first game is as follows via Wikipedia:
"Set in an alternate history 1960, the game places the player in the role of a plane crash survivor named Jack, who must explore the underwater city of Rapture, and survive attacks by the mutated beings and mechanical drones that populate it."
Hit the jump button for more on this game adaptation.

'Red' Trailer Drops

Actually it was a few days ago but I was too busy doing something else to post it. Sue me. Actually don't do that. I have less then no money. Just check my bank account balance. Great! Now you know what I'm worth! Why don't I just tell you how it's been since you had-- Nevermind. I digressed a little didn't I?

I heard about this one a few months back, and got a little excited, primarily because if a cast like this is assembled, then it can't be all that bad. And most times, that's the way to think and only way to save a bad film. Weak direction and/or a poor screenplay doesn't mean shit (most times) if the cast can keep it together 'cuz their gifted enough.

The plot is as follows viz the pres release from Summit:
" Red is the story of Frank Moses (Willis), a former black-ops CIA agent, who is now living a quiet life. That is, until the day a hi-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. With his identity compromised and the life of the woman he cares for, Sarah (Parker), endangered, Frank reassembles his old team (Freeman, Malkovich and Mirren) in a last ditch effort to survive."

Well, I guess I coulda just embedded the trailer instead huh? You get both fuck-o. Enjoy.

Red is comin' atcha October 15th. Flightplan and The Time Traveler's Wife dude, Robert Schwentke, is helming.Summit seems to be really shaping up. Good for them. They made it.

Munki out.

Joie' De Vivre On Celluloid: Live Free Or Die Hard

Bruce Willis isn't exactly old, and Justin Long isn't exactly a kid either, but they both have different experiences between themselves that define age in the best way. That's why they crack inapplicable jokes on each other involving age. And it's a well played game between them. It elevates the movie into Character A and Character B territory. That is--in the sense of actual portrayals from gifted actors--to each his own. Bravo. Which is exactly the kind of creativity you need to inject into your summer blockbusters to make them stronger then most. Then you have a real movie, and not just some popcorn selling marketing and advertising machine.

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

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rango Trailer Drops

I've long known and been proud to watch Johnny Depp personify a chameleon in every film he does. Now Johnny Depp actually is a chameleon, son. Well, voicing one. Perhaps the most fitting voice-over in the history of animation? His name is Rango and he looks like he's got some trouble coming his way. Along with myself to a theater the night this hits at 12:01.

Rango hits theaters March 4th, 2011. It stars Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Ray Winstone and Timothy Olyphant. It's directed by the awesome Gore Verbinski.

Be keeping you posted.

Munki out.

2 Horrible Pieces Of News In 1 Day? Bro... Seriously?

This is no way to wake up. Not even the coffee (and it's good, I made it) can redeem my soul now...

Megan Fox tied the proverbial knot June 24th in Hawaii at the Four Seasons with Brian Austin Green A.K.A "The Longest Running Streak of Luck In The History of Women". Off and on since '04 they made it official and now there's no turning back (Short of an annulment? Am I that lucky?)  She had this to say:
 " We are just even more committed to each other and we always have been. I am more in love with him now than I was in the beginning."
There's still hope. This is Hollywood after all. Nobody really means anything they say or do... Right? ....Right?

(Is he wearing eye-liner?! C'mon!)

Oh wait, I'm not finished reporting the gems of today. 

To top off the (oil) spill of a great news day, one of the greatest TV heroes ever--Michael Scott of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company/Sabre--has resigned and stepped down as head branch manager. The upcoming season, 2010-11 will be his final.

Steve Carell's contract is up with NBC and he has chosen not to renew it. Even though, I'm sure he could have garnered a very lucrative contract with NBC. (Enough to fix the oil spill?) He essentially is the show's flagship. So what now? I heard a while back they wanted to start rotating people out, and new ones in, and keep it going, like a soap. Not such a bad idea, as long as the right people get involved. He went on to say that his fellow cast members are his "Best friends in the world."

Munki, most unpleasantly and disappointingly, out.

A Review: Knight & Day

Staring ominously at someone you've never met (while wearing Nicholson style black sunglasses) is no way to behave. Speaking like that to someone is another thing not to do in social situations... Especially inside an airport in 2010 America. 

Which is how Roy Miller (Cruise) conducts himself the first time we meet him. June Haven (Diaz) reacts by trading secrets and stories with him over cheesy music on an airplane bound for Boston. Hmm... Okay. 2 minutes later, an inspired and unique fight sequence takes place aboard their plane with June in the bathroom with "Just-met-that-someone-who-I'm-starting-to-like" jitters.  

But wait! There's more!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Nolan Talks B3 Script

I'm not sure who the interviewer is, but let's give him some daps for always asking comic books questions so all the fans can know what's up. Fa serious, it's cool (and partly his job). Nolan never says much, and this isn't much either, but it's something. And of course, Jett and BOF are the best resource for Batman anything. (Which is where I saw this clip in the first place)

Here's the segment via MTV:

This is one thing, without a shadow of a doubt, I'll be keeping you tree-readin' suckas posted on until the release date of July 20th, 2012. Once Inception bows on July 16th, expect some news to start dropping at exponential level.

Only 753 days, 3 hours, and 45 minutes until the best day of ma life (all over again).

Munki out. 

The Best Cameo On Entourage

And also proof of why Val Kilmer is the best kept secret in Hollywood. Please try to argue that. He disappears into everything he does. He never tries to hard, or pushes too much. It's always very appropriate. And then there are things in his stuff, you never woulda thought of, and when you catch 'em, it's terrific and makes you feel better about your day.

Entourage is of course, one of my favorite shows ever. The last season was straight up weak (no chaser). So let's see what they can do with this one coming atcha June 27, 2010. Oh! That's today.

Anyway, without further adieu...

You wouldn't have even figured it out it was him wouldja? He's a damn chameleon akin to Gary Oldman, Streep, or DD Lewis.

Munki pleasantly out.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dicaprio Spills (A Few) Details On J Edgar Hoover Biopic

Give it up to Slashfilm for givin' me the scoop. If you read this silly attempt aty being a pro film news reporter/critic/analyst, you'd know that i reported a while back about Dicaprio and Eastwood getting together for a J Edgar Hoover biopic. Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black of Milk fame is writing the script and Warner Bros. is behind the whole thing, Eastwood's home away from home really.

Well, at a press conference for the upcoming summer saver, Inception, Leo was asked about the details for the collab between him, Dustin Lawrence Black and Eastwood on the Hoover biopic. He confirmed he's in talks to star saying this:
"Yeah, I’m talking to Clint Eastwood about playing J. Edgar Hoover, who had his hand in some of the most scandelous events in American history — everything from the Vietnam war to [John] Dillinger to Martin Luther King and JFK. It’s about the secret life of J Edgar Hoover.”
Then some one asked him about the dress, because supposedly Hoover was a cross dresser. A reference to a claim made in Hoover’s 1993 biography Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J Edgar Hoover, which quoted a witness, Susan Rosenstiel, (who later served time at Rikers Island for perjuring herself in a 1971 case) who claimed to have seen Hoover engaging in cross-dressing in the 1950s at homosexual orgies.
"Not as of yet. We haven’t done the fittings for those… so I don’t think so.”
Let's see if they explore that area of his life. This all sounds pretty good though. I'm excited to see what comes of this project. I'll be keeping you posted.

Munki out.

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Review: The International


If you read this blog, you'll understand that I think know that Clive Owen is the man. End of it. Director Tom Tykwer is supposedly on his way to an all-star cast in his next film, Cloud Atlas. He's a man of of particular taste; intrigue, corruption, thrills all involve themselves in his works. I've heard some good stuff about his debut, Run Lola Run, staring Franka Potente from the Bourne series. He shows the same intensity and patience here, using the strengths of Clive and Naomi well--until it all falls apart in the last 3 minutes.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Preview: The Last Airbender

M. Night Shyamalan. He's inventive. He's successful. He's even proved that one bad film doesn't mean you can't make a few more of 'em. But now, after whatever reason people in chairs think that his films are worth it, he's doing it again. But this time it's different. Let me explain. Shyamalan came across Avatar when his daughter wanted to be Katara for Halloween. Intrigued, Shyamalan researched and watched the series with his family. "Watching Avatar has become a family event in my house ... so we are looking forward to how the story develops in season three," said Shyamalan.

You can see from the teaser and Super Bowl TV spot that he put a lot of his and his family's love into the film.

The Teaser.

The Super Bowl Spot.

It's obvious he was trying to make his family proud every day by pouring in all his enthusiasm and inspiration. I have no doubt he will succeed with no silly twists to come in an take away all the credibility from the film this time around. How wonderful Nickelodeon must have felt to hear M. Night wanted to turn the cartoon and three picture deal. From what I see here, he's trying to Batman Begins this shit up and looks like he might succeed and bring home his only critical acclaim since '02's Signs. Which was absolutely terrific and you'd know that if you follow my stuff.

Here here! I'm completely excited about the film.  This coming at you July 1st.

Munki Out.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Review: The Book Of Eli

The first thing I noticed and liked, was that the palate (color scheme, cinematography) of this film reflects the characters, and atmosphere in it. At times almost black and white, and gray only. Grim, drained, heavy, dry and... Apocalyptic? Yes, sure is. The sound is also in good company with that sentiment as well. When the appropriate score isn't being heard, we hear... wind whistling. Dirty scratching. Fire burning or water being sipped carefully from canteens. Cicadas, uh, Cicada-ing. The occasional bird in the sky flapping or cawing.

But wait! There's more!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Review: The Runaways

No beginning credits. Only a single drop a blood on cement, cueing up "Roxy Roller" by Sweeny Todd in the background.

This drop of blood... is Cherie Currie's evidence of her inaugural period.

Today she is a now woman and rushes into the local fast food joint to clean up and switch panties with her sister.

The film opens with an unabashed, impudent attitude; this train of thought remains until the end. Just like the band itself.

Now we're getting somewhere.

Nice choice Floria.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Iron Man 2 Hits $300 Milli

Hooray suckas. Thanks to Superherohype for pointing it out. $300,331,985. The original made $318 so it doesn't have long to go before it matches it. Even though, traditionally, sequels are supposed to be ridin' the hype from the first one, and the excitement for the sequel to come out, and in turn make more money from an explosion to see the anticipated follow up. But either way it's a boat load to make and a major success. I saw this thing 3 times and it still isn't enough to satisfy me. 
"Yo Goldstein! Gimmie a fat beat, (breaks down laughing) to beat my friend's ass to!"
Here's to you Fav and RDJ. Way to fuckin' go guys, you rool fa sho.

Munki out.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hugh Jackman's 'Real Steel' Releases 1st 2 Photos

Real Steel is an upcoming sci-fi film staring Hugh Jackman about fighting robots 'cuz human boxing is outlawed.  Hit the jump to check out the photos and synopsis from the film.

Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere' Trailer Dropped

Been waitin' for this one for a long time now. Heard about it a while back, nice to see Dorf in something he deserves. He is pretty good after all; paired with Sofoa? Ooooooo booooy...

The plot of the film is as follows:
Stephen Dorff plays Johnny Marco, a Hollywood bad-boy stumbling through a life of excess at the Chateau Marmont when he receives an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter, played by Elle Fanning. Their meeting challenges his lifestyle and forces him to make necessary changes.
Let's watch the magic happen.

Looks terrifc, I'm fa serious stoked for Dorff. One or two movies he's done have really showed me what he's all about when given the shot. Michelle Monaghan and Benicio del Toro also appear in the film as well. What?... Nice. A few thing in the script are, from Coppola, insipired by a few little things from her own life growing up as Francis Ford's daughter.

Munki out.

Two Star Wars Game Trailers Drop For You Suckas

I've watched these already and their sick son! I swear some of the shit in these look, like, friggin' real dude. I don't even like video games anymore, but I'd sit down for a few and play these. Check it out son.

Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2

Star Wars: The Old Republic Hope

Munki out.

Megan Fox Says 'Fathom' Movie Will Happen

I heard some very quick and quiet rumblings of this a while ago, but now here's some light at the end of the tunnel for you guys on the comic book adaptation.

Fox Atomic's comic book based underwater adventure created by recently deceased artist Michael Turner, follows a young woman named Aspen who learns she is a member of a race of aquatic humanoids who possess the ability to control water. Really? Eh... maybe this won't be so cool. We'll just have to wait and see.

Keeping you posted.
Munki out.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Iron Man 2 Outtakes

College Humor always come up with the funniest shit. Paired with Funny Or Die they dominate the internet with hilarity. Anyway, I've been checking out there superhero series, the Batman stuff they have isn't bad, cuz Superman makes fun of him the whole time. Now they got this one, and it's awesome, check it out you tree-readin' suckas!

Iron Man 2 Alternate Takes

CollegeHumor | MySpace Video

Here's to the next one of those.

Munki out.

Trailer drops for 2nd season for 'Eastbound &Down'

I don't care about this show, but Danny McBride makes it so funny when you watch, it's very damn awesome. 
Here's to you Fenech. Dig in. Miss ya buddy.

Hooray HBO.
Munki out.

P.S. Here's to more Will Ferrell cameos. "A blowjob and the 100 hundred bucks...?"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Review: Killers

Considering this director, I'm not really surprised by what I just saw. Robert Luketic is the directorial equivalent to drinking a glass of water spiked with Visine. 

When you hear that Ashton Kutcher is staring in a film, where he plays a unnamed agency, uh... agent, who marries Heigl, who doesn't know he is one, and then goes on some sloppy adventure with him, becoming his suedo-side-kick in the process... What do you think? Good action-comedy, bad action-comedy? Shit? Terrific? Drivel? Yes ma'am? 

I'm not here to say, but I do get paid (wishful thinking) to state my own opinion of what I think and feel after viewing a film, or movie. In this case, I do not believe I saw either, but a disaster akin to a motorcycle smashing into a car, or even, that kid who got blasted in the face by the unknowing break dancer. Yeah... That's how I feel. This film is like a swift kick to the chin. Only the kick keeps kicking you again and again, for 100 fucking minutes. 

And then it's over. 

But wait! There's more!

A Review: The A Team

I didn't grow up with the original A Team on TV, but I've come to understand through various research that this movie captures the direct spirit of the series, and in that respect, it wins big. At least, because in this day in age, so many people get it wrong when they re-hash some old stuff. The focus of the original's and it's intentions are lost. But not here apparently, for better or for worse. Guess what, for better....

But wait! There's more!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Joie' De Vivre On Celluloid: Crank

You have to give the guys (writer/directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor) credit. They understand their script, and with that understanding, they saw the approach couln't be one that takes the film too seriously. Trying to present the film as some kind of thrill-a-minute, actioner, would have been fatal without it's humor, very dark humor in deed, but very good stuff none-the-less.

But Wait! there's More!

Pooping Penguin Toy Candy Dispenser

 I dedicate this video, to a most smelly, a most hairy, most fat, and of course a very Mexican chick that I happen to know. (And her very great... Well, everything below her waist line is great, actually)

Munki out.

Michael Fassbender To Choose Between Two Comic Books

Michael Fassbender struck me in 300, where he played the dude, laughing under the falling arrows. There were a few little things he did, when holding himself on screen, that really shouted out, "I'm ready to work son! See how seriously I take my roles?" So I like seeing him when I run into him. Good thing for Michael, that Simon Pegg had Star Trek to deal with, which is how he landed Lt. Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds. He's in Eden Lake, a good horror film, and Fish Tank, a family drama/coming-of-age story. Both are British films, which is a plus, cause (at least for me) that stuff is hard to find in good form.

Anyway, he's been taped to play Magneto in the upcoming X-Men installment, X-Men: First Class, helmed by Matt Vaughn of Kick Ass fame. First Class is exactly what it sounds like, the beginning of the X-Men, and how Magneto and Pro. X became enemies.

James McAvory has already been cast as a younger Professor X and word around the bend is, VIA /Film that Fassbender is up for Magneto. They have already begun location scouting in Michigan, going for a "1960’s, South-American or Central American island feel".

That all sounds awesome, but Michael's got a problem. He's also been offered a role as the main bad-ass in the upcoming Spider-Man Reboot. No word on who it is, for sure. But Bleeding Cool is reporting to the inter-web, that The Lizard is the next guy in line for film treatment from the Spider-Man villians gallery. It seems that it would make s whole lot of sense, they had him primed and ready for take off, with two films with app. by Dr. Curt Conners. Sucks Rami never got off the ground with that. Although, I'd like to see the next set-up with Conners in more than one film before his transformation, I'll take the lizard straight-up if they feel they're gonna do it like that.

What say you tree-readin' suckas? Good? Bad? magneto? The Lizard? Fassbender? Chicken or Steak? (Sorry dinner plans)

Munki out. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

3 Reasons Why Tom Cruise Is Cooler Than You

He has a truly gorgeous daughter with clothes that cost more than a large down payment on your car. He's got a smokin' wife with newly added Broadway credits and lovely cozy life with the man of her dreams (3rd time's the charm?), And of course, a truly respectable career (thank God [not his] that's settled again). With Sunday night's Les Grossman dance off with J-Lo and her booty at the MTV Movie Awards/Twilight Fan Fest, it looks like Cruise it truly back in the saddle with his career hitting high notes again. Like it used to be all the time. He's back son! Respect his conglomerate. He's powerful, he might be the best paid actor around period. He's very, very good in front of the camera. Period. He can draw a huge numbers and then please the crowd on top of it. And then, just when you thought you knew him, he dawns a fat suit and balding wig, and throws you something fresh, and most importantly, funny. 

As an actor myself, studying theater and film for years now in school, I have a most grand appreciation for this man. I have a respectable collection of his films, and have studied him intensely, watching the way he releases his lines, and holds himself with his characters. His film presence is important to me, as well as many others. The way his swag flows into the camera, and the strings he pulls for himself behind it, is a way of saying, "I'm raw, and this is why."

But wait! There's more!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Review: Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

Roger Ebert, or, The Rog as I like to call him, tell us:
"...Serves as an excellent illustration of my conviction that video games will never become an art form -- never, at least, until they morph into something else or more."
He was talking about Hitman, which he went on to approve. 3 out 4. But this movie, is no Hitman. It's something much, much, worse: A video game shot on film... As bad or good as it sounds. That's what we get for 116 minutes.