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Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Final "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Trailer

Looks like Hugh Jackman will be kicking off blockbuster season on May 1 as he reprises his role as Wolverine. Hopefully, this film will be better than X-Men 3.

The Official Trailer for "Where the Wild Things Are"

I am so excited about this film adaptation on Maurice Sendak's classic story. I loved Where the Wild Things Are growing up and I can't wait for the movie!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"New Moon" Finds Its Werewolves

The Twilight Saga: New Moon scheduled to release November 20, finally has a wolf pack. Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman will make up the pack along with Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black). Right now there is no confirmation who will play which character from Stephenie Meyer's best selling book New Moon. So do you think that Summit made a good decision casting unknowns? Or do you think someone else should play the parts of Sam, Embry, Quil, Jared and Paul? To read the rest of this story check out The Hollywood Reporter.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Disney Pixar's "Up" Trailer

I believe this will be a good film. I haven't seen a Disney/Pixar film that was a disappointment.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Star Trek Trailer

I have to admit, I am not a Star Trek fan. But after watching this trailer I firmly believe I will be jumping on the band wagon. Plus it helps when there is a cute guy in the cast.

Transformers 2-Revenge of the Fallen Trailer

OMG! I can't wait for this one. This will definitely be on my top summer blockbuster list!

The Vamps that Rock

Yes, Twilight is approximately 7 hours away from being released on DVD. There is a good percentage of people who will be engaging in midnight trips to Wal-mart or waiting for Best Buy to open in the morning. While, Twilight happens to be one of the most popular vampire movies of all time it lacks what some viewers love to see-Fangs. The Vamps in Twilight don't have fangs, their teeth are already strong enough to bite through steel. While I am a huge Twilight fan, I still want to see the stereotypical vampire-one with a good set of fangs. Here is a list of my top five favorite vampire flicks, which include nice fangs.

5) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)- A cheerleader is considered the "Chosen One" and has the destiny of becoming a vampire slayer. I enjoyed this movie because it does not dive deep into the gruesome world of vampires. Instead it shows the strength of a young woman and her ability to fight evil on her own. I highly recommend the TV series instead because it takes the sarcasm of the movie and pulls it into a dark world of vampires and other mythology. Plus David Boreanaz has a nice set of fangs.

4) Interview With A Vampire (1994)- Based on Anne Rice's classic novel, Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt) tells about his life of vampirism and betrayal that fellow vamp Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise) brought upon him. The movie is good and it shows the life of vampires in the late 18th century. But what is really important is that Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt are in this movie, which means doubling up on the nice fangs.

3) The Lost Boys (1987) - Classic 80's teen rebellion movie, but with a twist. A California town, Santa Carla, is swamped with vamps who look like rock stars. Chains, leather and earrings give the vampires their own individual look outside of their coven. Kiefer Sutherland looked pretty good back in the day with those fangs.

2) Blade (1998)- What I love about Blade is he is one of the first half vampires to be able to walk in the daylight, therefore giving him the nickname "Daywalker." He is also an African-American portrayed as a vampire that is not comical like Blacula. What I also love about this movie is we begin to see that a vampire can be good and not resort to the temptation of human blood. Gotta love a good vampire with nice fangs too!

1) Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)-This is the best adaption of Stoker's Dracula that I have seen so far. Dracula is the king of the vampire world and he is not at all the way we romanticize him. The Hollywood version of Dracula portrayed in Tod Browning's 1931 version starring Bela Lugosi, is how we think of him. The dark handsome man that has slicked black hair and walks around saying "I want to suck your blood." No, not Dracula at all. Of course, Hollywood could not show blood, sex and the complete gruesome nature that made up Dracula in the 1930's because of the Production Code. So, Hollywood made Dracula something completely different, manufactured. Yet every Halloween, we still embrace the classic image of Hollywood's Dracula by putting on our fake fangs.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Check out the new trailer for Public Enemies

I don't know about you, but I already requested off work for this one. I can't wait! A new Johnny Depp movie on the horizon! Let me know what you think!

Monday, March 16, 2009

One, Two, Freddy's Comin' For You!

In honor of the recent releases of remade horror classics such as Friday the 13th and The Last House on the Left, I have complied a top ten list of my favorite scary movies of all time.

10) Nosferatu (1922, directed by F. W. Murnau) is an early horror film during the silent film era. The film is adapted from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The film showcases one of the first on screen vampires, Max Schreck. The music and gestures of Schreck’s character, Count Orlok, make for a haunting experience.

9) Psycho (1960, directed by Alfred Hitchcock) is a classic horror movie. The shower scene with Janet Leigh is probably one of the most carefully crafted editing scenes in a horror film. Psycho started the slasher genre that we all know today with films such as Halloween and Scream.

8) Dawn of the Dead (2004, directed by Zack Snyder) is a remake of George Romero’s 1978 film. The thought of being in a shopping mall with zombies trying to get inside makes me nervous. It is scary because the thought of disease and predators haunts us everyday.

7) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, directed by Tobe Hooper) is based on a true story, which is explained more in the 2003 remake. Also part of the slasher genre, this film delivers horror on every level. There is plenty of blood, screaming and a nutcase, Leatherface, running around with a chainsaw. Sounds like my kind of movie.

6) Halloween (1978, directed by John Carpenter) features Janet Leigh’s daughter, Jamie Leigh Curtis, as the “scream queen” trying to escape from Michael Myers. A knife yielding “crazy” chasing babysitting teens equals slasher flick.

5) The Shining (1980, directed by Stanley Kubrick) is an example of an insane psychological film. Jack Nicholson scares me already, so having him chasing his family around an empty hotel during a snowstorm is not a comfortable situation.

4) The Exorcist (1980, directed by William Friedkin) brings us special effects such as spinning heads and nasty vomit scenes. The devil being able to possess someone is not a happy picture. Try seeing The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) because you may not be able to sleep at 3am.

3) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, directed by Wes Craven) has horror icon Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). This film is particularly scary because you can’t go to sleep at night. The song, “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, you better lock your doors. Five, six, grab a crucifix. Seven, eight, better stay up late. Nine, ten, never sleep again,” is nerve racking.

2) The Grudge (2004, directed by Takashi Shimizu) gave me nightmares. The horror is not as direct as in slasher films. The scare tactics are spiritual and the characters are spooky. I don’t like the idea of a crazy looking woman walking limp around me. Some might think The Ring was scarier because it was the first of the Japanese horror movies crossing into America with a really creepy video. But I believe The Grudge holds as the most insane, chilling and bloodcurdling movie of all time.

1) Saw (2004, directed by James Wan) is definitely my top pick because it does not have a man with a knife, it is not the walking dead or the devil and it is not a ghost. I think a lot of people are scared of this film because of the torture. It is the worst feeling in the world to think about how much time you have left until your jaw is broken or your head is completely cut off. What a great film to dig into our most primal fears and make us appreciate life.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Exclusive first look at pics from Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton is up to it again. Creating visual work that will leave most of us in awe. In Disney's new magazine, D23, we get an exclusive look at the concept art for the film.

I am really looking forward to this adaption of Alice in Wonderland. Burton is known to create worlds out of the ordinary and make them into a visual masterpiece. Of course, none of these scans have any pics of Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter. There are pics of him out there, but most sites were told to take down the images.

If you want to see more of the concept art and scans from the article check out The Tim Burton Collective or D23.

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