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!