Category Archives: movies

NEW: See the trailer for Ben Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder” here…

 

“Tropic Thunder” is a comedy film about a group of actors shooting a war movie…it stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. (yes, Downey Jr. plays the black guy in the film, no kidding!). The film is directed by no other than Ben Stiller himself.

Check it out here:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809912814/video/7004235

This film looks badass! It looks great, I’m definitely seeing it when it comes out in August this summer.

Finally! A decent Ben Stiller film that looks interesting. His last several movies has been crap as of late.

Kev

Report: Bill Shat to direct a comedy film…

William Shatner is always keeping himself busy. Does this man ever get bored? I don’t think he does. This guy goes from doing a music album with Ben Folds with his CD “Has Been”, he goes from writing science fiction novels, then he goes back to TV for the show “Boston Legal”, and now the Shat is signed to direct his first comedy film titled “Shiva Crashers”.

The Shat came up with the story himself, not sure if Shatner will write the script for the film as well.

There are a large number of big name stars interested in working with Shatner in the film, as I’m sure Bill Shat himself will play a small cameo in his own film.

http://www.bigscreenentertainmentgroup.com/News/Investor_News/William_Shatner_to_Step_Behind_the_Camera_With_Big_Screen_Entertainment_Group/

I’m glad he’s finally got the opportunity to direct his own comedy film. Everyone knows that Shatner has a hilarious and out of this world sense of humor. With him doing this comedy film, he can finally show off his “comedy” side in a film.

I’m already looking forward to this!

Kev

Thought: Weekend movie rentals…

Here is a brief review of each film I rented over the weekend with the rating along with it:

No Country For Old Men:

Again, this “No Country For Old Men” is an amazing film. Very good acting, very good writing, the movie is kind of long, but when you actually watch it, the film doesn’t really seem that long, the pacing of the film is kind of fast. It’s definitely the best Coen Bros. movie ever made. It is reccomended.

Rating: **** (4 stars as in “Excellent”)

Death Sentence

It’s a revenge movie about a father who lost his son that was murdered by a gang that was robbing a gas station. The son’s killer was arrested and put to trial, but Kevin Bacon’s character let the killer walk free, so Kevin Bacon’s character can seek revenge himself. I thought “Death Sentence” was a very good action film. It had some pretty intense action sequences. The movie was quite a ride, I think I’m buying my own copy of the DVD myself.

Rating = *** (as in good)

Michael Clayton

It’s a movie about lawyers starring George Clooney. It was a very interesting story about a troubled lawyer named “Michael Clayton” played by Clooney who is known as a fixer, Clayton is owed some money to pay his brother’s debts from gambling habits. Clayton gets runned into help some man with manic depression named Arthur (played by the great Tom Wilkinson), while Clayton is trying to fix things, he is now set to be killed over a multi million dollar lawsuit at a company called U/North.

An excellent and fantastic film. It’s Clooney’s best role. If Daniel Day-Lewis didn’t get Oscar nominated this year, then Clooney would have gotten Best Actor. Why? Because this is Clooney’s best acting in his entire career. The movie had a great story to tell!

Rating = **** (as in excellent)

We Own the Night

A film starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall and Eva Mendes. The story revolves around a New York City man who manages a nightclub played by the great Joaquin Phoenix. The nightclub manager named Bobby Green (Phoenix) is visited by his family who are police officers, Bobby is the only one in the family who is not a cop. Bobby’s father and brother tries to talk Bobby into helping them out track down some drug dealers. At first Bobby refuses and continues to move on with his life. His father and brother continues to warn Bobby that his club will be in danger if he doesn’t help them. The police raid his nightclub to arrest a Russian cocaine drug dealer. After that, all hell breaks loose, Bobby now realizes he is in danger. Then he helps the police to hunt down the Russian drug dealers.

Yet again, another excellent film. Mark Wahlberg’s acting is improving, I used to never care for Wahlberg, but now I am. Joaquin Phoenix is great as usual as he is one of my favorite actors. The film does have a surprise twist at the end and I liked the story a lot. This film will probably get added to my DVD collection too. Check it out!

Rating **** (excellent)

It was a pretty good weekend of movie rentals!

Kev

Report: David Fincher to make “Heavy Metal” animated movie…

 

Paramount Pictures has signed David Fincher to direct “Heavy Metal”, an animated movie which will be adapted from the magazine that you buy from your local newstands. “Heavy Metal” is a fantasy epic comic book that has dark, violent, and very sexual storylines. The comics were known to have lots of nudity. Basically, a magazine comic made directily for adults. Publisher and founder of “Heavy Metal” magazine Leonard Mogel started the company back in 1977. The company has been here with us for a little over 30 years and still going strong to this very day.

The animated film “Heavy Metal” will include 8 or 9 different segments or different stories, David Fincher is signed to direct one of the segments, not the entire film. Considering the film will be adapted from the “Heavy Metal” comic, it will have an R rating because of it’s violent and sexual content. Paramount Pictures will start searching for other directors for the other segments shortly.

Variety reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117982413.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

If this animated movie will be a big success, hopefully they can make a live action version of “Heavy Metal” comics.

I was a fan of the “Heavy Metal” comics, I used to read ’em and buy ’em all the time. They used to be my favorite to read.

Kev

Film Review: 10,000 B.C.

 

Directed by Roland Emmerich

Starring: Steven Straight, Camilla Belle
So I went to the mall today for something to do. Went to see a movie again, see something at random since nothing was playing for a good pass timer. I decided to check out the movie “10,000 B.C.”, a prehistoric epic about a young mammoth hunter’s journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

As far as my thoughts of the movie goes, I really didn’t enjoy it. It’s another one of them “save your girlfriend from the badguys” type of films, and those type of films has been done to death. The action scenes were ok, but could have been done better. It was a PG-13 rating film, they wanted to keep it family oriented but I think the film would have been a lot better if the film was violent and gory.

The acting wasn’t good. The writing was kind of bad. I didn’t really like the film.

I would give this film review a score of one star as in “poor”.

Film rating for “10,000 B.C.” = * (poor)

I did pick up the game “God of War – Chains of Olympus” for the PSP Sony Handheld today so I’m looking forward to playing that in the future. I still need to finish “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories”.

I don’t think I’m going to see “Doomsday” in theater, I’ll wait for DVD on that one I think.

Kev

Report: The Muppets return with a new movie and also new writers/director…

Yes, they’re coming back! Those furry little muppets are returning for an 8th Muppets film. Their earlier films were: “The Muppet Movie”, “The Great Muppet Caper”, “The Muppets Take Manhatten”, “Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision 3D”, “The Muppet Christmas Carol”, “Muppet Treasure Island”, and “Muppets from Space”.

Jason Segel has been signed to co-write the movie along with director/writer Nick Stoller.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117982291.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

No word on what the plot and the title to the next Muppets film will be.

I do enjoy the Muppet movies, however the last 3 or 4 Muppet movies were pretty much crap. I thought “The Great Muppet Caper” and “Muppets Take Manhatten” were the best ones out of all of them, those two films were amazing!

I hope they make the next Muppets movie a real good one so the world can start caring about them again! Glad to see Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzy, Animal, etc. returning to the big screen!

Kev

Report: Bryan Singer confirms Superman: Returns sequel!

 

Ever since “Superman: Returns” was released, there were many rumours that there will never be a sequel, since the movie didn’t do very well in box office. Bryan Singer, confirmed with Empire magazine that he is definitely working on the sequel.

In this article, Singer admits that “Superman: Returns” being a romantic movie and less action was a mistake, he said he’ll make the next movie better.

Singer says, “The first one was a romantic film and a nostalgic film,” he says. “I’ll be the first person to own up to that without making any apologies for it. I knew it was going to be that from the outset. And now that the characters are established, there’s really an opportunity to up the threat levels…Clearly there’ll be a body count [laughs]. From frame one, it will be unrelenting terror! All those teenage girls who found the movie and mooned over James Marsden or Brandon? Well, I’m going to wake them up!”

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=22165

As myself being a huge obsessive Superman fan, I have been my entire life, I’m very excited for the sequel. It’s most likely Brandon Routh will  reprise his role as Superman/Kent and Kevin Spacey returning as Lex Luthor.

The next Superman movie definitely needs more action. We need Superman saving more people in Metropolis throughout the entire film. We need another villain besides Lex Luthor. Who should the next villain be? General Zod? Doomsday? I would say bring them both in.

If Singer can sign Terence Stamp as General Zod, that would be killer. Sure, General Zod died at the end of Superman II by falling down the pit but he could survive that fall.

While I did love “Superman: Returns” very much, I agree it needed more action and that film was missing something.

Kev