I should be more excited for Fright Night. I think Anton Yelchin is going to be huge -- the kid’s got major talent. And Colin Farrell? Always a joy to see on screen. Imogen Poots? Hell, I’m rooting for her just on her name alone. But most of all, I should be totally into this movie for David Tennant's mere presence. He was the Doctor (as in Doctor Who) for crying out loud! But alas, the trailers leave me wanting...something more. Though these posters are fairly sweet (as far as character posters go) I’m still just not excited for the film. Doesn’t mean I’m NOT going to see it, just wish I was a little more excited for it.
So what exactly is going on with this Lucky movie? Colin Hanks plays a serial killer, I got that. And he kills people that look like his wife, but his wife only married him for the money? And he got the money from winning the lottery? And Jeffrey Tambor is hunting him down? And this is a comedy?
Eh, whatever. Colin Hanks is still one of my favorite actors and it looks weird enough to satisfy. Should be interesting at least.
It’s about time. One of the main reasons we’ve been looking forward to this Fright Night remake was the inclusion of David Tennant. And how do the first trailers go? Not a single damn shot of the Doctor himself. Well, lucky for us the newest one fixed that problem fairly easily. They simply included him. It’s really that simple, folks. Give us what we want and we’re happy.
Anyway, the addition of Tennant doesn’t really swing me one way or the other about the film (gonna see it anyway; not expecting greatness) and we learn a little more about the mythology of the film. Also, there are hot vampire chicks. So, there’s that.
Here we get a little more time with Colin Farrell in the Fright Night remake. The trailer made him seem eerie of course, but this clip REALLY drags it out. Apparently, he can smell females and determine that they’re “ripe,” so he’s very bear-like in that regard. Anyway, he also manages to be very sinister without resorting to a fake comb over, but that was a given. A true actor never lets his hairpiece act for him.
I’m still on the fence about this movie. I really like all the actors in the cast (though when are we going to see some effin DAVID TENNANT?!), but the trailer seemed average and as for this clip? It’s creepy, but not interesting.
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My lord, do yourself and your intelligence a favor and don’t watch this trailer for The Zookeeper. Pretend it doesn’t exist. Ignore every indication that it's real. If we don’t move it can’t see us. Perhaps it’ll just die a quiet death in the theaters and then never be spoken of again.
Oh who am I kidding. It has a TGIFriday’s ad in the middle. It’s going to make more money than Africa has ever seen.
And Rosario Dawson is the girl Kevin James ends up with? Man, she has the worst luck with dudes in films. In Clerks II she got the schlub Dante. In Unstoppable and Eagle Eye she didn’t even get a dude. Sure, in Alexander she got to be with Colin Farrell, but he raped her. And in Rent she was on drugs. Girl needs a rom-com with Matthew McConaughey NOW.
Source: Coming Soon
Even though Horrible Bosses is by no means a Jennifer Aniston movie, this is still a great Jennifer Aniston movie. What makes a great Jennifer Aniston movie? Glad you asked:
1. Have Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Batemen in it as well.
2. Have Jennifer Aniston appear in lingerie.
3. After the completion of step 2, have Jennifer Aniston filate a banana, popscicle and hot dog.
Viola! Also, credit goes to Jaime Foxx for appearing as Motherfucker Jones.
Embed coming later, for now enjoy the trailer on here.
So Ethan Hawke has signed on to make what is in essence a “cameo” in the upcoming remake of Total Recall with Colin Farrell replacing Ahhhhhhnold and Bryan Cranston as the bad guy. Also Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel are in talks for the female leads (fingers crossed that they have to duke it out with each other to win the role, and by duke it out, I mean make out). As for the role Hawke will play, it’s a secret, so don’t even bother asking because I can’t tell you even if I did know what it was. Which I don’t.
Also, if you’re a fan of the Philip K. Dick novellette the film was based on and thought the original movie spent a bit too much time on Mars with mutants, you’re in luck. The remake is skewing closer to the source material which makes me question why they are still calling it a remake. Why don’t you call it a redo? Like we’re adapting the book and forgetting the original movie ever existed, REDO! I wish there was an actual available for someone to come up with all these Hollywood buzz words. I’d be awesome at it.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
The first and most important thing you should know about Paramount Pictures’ Thor is that it’s not a laughably corny comic book adaptation. Though you might find it hokey to hear a bunch of muscled heroes talk like British royalty while walking around the American Southwest in LARP garb director Kenneth Branagh has condensed vast Marvel mythology to make an accessible straightforward fantasy epic. Like most films of its ilk I’ve got some issues with its internal logic aesthetic and dialogue but the flaws didn’t keep me from having fun with this extra dimensional adventure.
Taking notes from fellow Avenger Iron Man the story begins with an enthralling event that takes place in a remote desert but quickly jumps back in time to tell the prologue which introduces the audience to the shining kingdom of Asgard and its various champions. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) son of Odin is heir to the throne but is an arrogant overeager and ill-tempered rogue whose aggressive antics threaten a shaky truce between his people and the frost giants of Jotunheim one of the universe’s many realms. Odin (played with aristocratic boldness by Anthony Hopkins) enraged by his son’s blatant disregard of his orders to forgo an assault on their enemies after they attempt to reclaim a powerful artifact banishes the boy to a life among the mortals of Earth leaving Asgard defenseless against the treachery of Loki his mischievous “other son” who’s always felt inferior to Thor. Powerless and confused the disgraced Prince finds unlikely allies in a trio of scientists (Natalie Portman Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings) who help him reclaim his former glory and defend our world from total destruction.
Individually the make-up visual effects CGI production design and art direction are all wondrous to behold but when fused together to create larger-than-life set pieces and action sequences the collaborative result is often unharmonious. I’m not knocking the 3D presentation; unlike 2010’s genre counterpart Clash of the Titans the filmmakers had plenty of time to perfect the third dimension and there are only a few moments that make the decision to convert look like it was a bad one. It’s the unavoidable overload of visual trickery that’s to blame for the frost giants’ icy weaponized constructs and other hybrids of the production looking noticeably artificial. Though there’s some imagery to nitpick the same can’t be said of Thor’s thunderous sound design which is amped with enough wattage to power The Avengers’ headquarters for a century.
Chock full of nods to the comics the screenplay is both a strength and weakness for the film. The story is well sequenced giving the audience enough time between action scenes to grasp the characters motivations and the plot but there are tangential narrative threads that disrupt the focus of the film. Chief amongst them is the frost giants’ fore mentioned relic which is given lots of attention in the first act but has little effect on the outcome. In addition I felt that S.H.I.E.L.D. was nearly irrelevant this time around; other than introducing Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye the secret security faction just gets in the way of the movie’s momentum.
While most of the comedy crashes and burns there are a few laughs to be found in the film. Most come from star Hemsworth’s charismatic portrayal of the God of Thunder. He plays up the stranger-in-a-strange-land aspect of the story with his cavalier but charming attitude and by breaking all rules of diner etiquette in a particularly funny scene with the scientists whose respective roles as love interest (Portman) friendly father figure (Skarsgaard) and POV character (Dennings) are ripped right out of a screenwriters handbook.
Though he handles the humorous moments without a problem Hemsworth struggles with some of the more dramatic scenes in the movie; the result of over-acting and too much time spent on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. Luckily he’s surrounded by a stellar supporting cast that fills the void. Most impressive is Tom Hiddleston who gives a truly humanistic performance as the jealous Loki. His arc steeped in Shakespearean tragedy (like Thor’s) drums up genuine sympathy that one rarely has for a comic book movie villain.
My grievances with the technical aspects of the production aside Branagh has succeeded in further exploring the Marvel Universe with a film that works both as a standalone superhero flick and as the next chapter in the story of The Avengers. Thor is very much a comic book film and doesn’t hide from the reputation that its predecessors have given the sub-genre or the tropes that define it. Balanced pretty evenly between “serious” and “silly ” its scope is large enough to please fans well versed in the source material but its tone is light enough to make it a mainstream hit.
I’m fairly excited for this remake of Fright Night and you should be too. I know why I’m excited at least. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Colin Farrell, Imogen Poots, Toni Collete and Anton Yelchin all in one movie? Hell yeah! And these pictures seem to suggest something awesome is happening.
But you know what isn’t awesome? NOT INCLUDING ANY DAMN DAVID TENNANT! I MISS THE DOCTOR! WHY ARE THERE NO PICTURES OF HIM? BLURGHARGH! GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME, FRIGHT NIGHT!
The screen icon passed away on Wednesday (23Mar11) after losing her battle with congestive heart failure and she was laid to rest in Glendale, California a day later (24Mar11).
Taylor's funeral was kept private for close friends and family and her goddaughter Victoria Brynner, daughter of Hollywood legend Yul Brynner, has now opened up about the emotional service.
She tells TV host Piers Morgan, "It was her children, and a few of us were sort of the aggregate family, which was very intimate and very quiet and just lovely. Just sad, obviously... It was a fairly short ceremony. And it was lovely, and it was in a fairly small, narrow space. Under a beautiful white angel, a very large statue. And that is where she will be laid to rest. And it was just a short moment with family members speaking, and some quiet moments to reflect. And lots of hugs and lots of tears."
Brynner has also confirmed reports actor Colin Farrell recited a passage of Irish poetry during the service, adding, "Yes. They knew each other, and I'm not really sure how this came about. But it was actually a lovely added note, an additional speaker which was welcome."