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Friday, May 28, 2010

Are The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Getting Relaunched?

Oh boy. Here we go again. It looks like Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon are bringing Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form on board to bring the Turtles back to life. Now, I'm going to have an open mind about this because I loved the Turtles when I was younger and I loved the cheesy movies. I think with Michael Bay on board it could possibly be an awesome film. For more info check out

Research courtesy Brent Collins

"Shrek Forever After" Goes Out With A Bang

I thought Shrek The Third was a disaster. It lost everything that made the first two so magical. Well, I prayed that Shrek Forever After would redeem itself and it did. It felt like Shrek the Third never existed and I think Dreamworks really took that into consideration while making this film.

In this final chapter, Shrek is irritated with his family life and wants to go back to the good old days of being a scary Ogre. He meets Rumpelstiltskin and makes a deal with him to have one day to himself. Little does Shrek know that his deal with Rumpel has some serious consequences. The story is a bit darker than the earlier films, which I found refreshing. Once Shrek finds himself in his alternate universe, we see a side of him that's never seen in the other films. We see a stronger and sexier Fiona. She saves herself from the dragon's tower and is the leader of an Ogre army. Rumpel and his witches control Far Far Away, which gives the film a darker feel with the broken landscape of the once beautiful kingdom.

Of course there's plenty of comedy with Donkey and Puss in Boots. Puss in Boots steals the show in his new "larger than life" persona.

I recommend seeing this film in 3D because the visuals are spectacular. Fiona's eyes are so blue in certain scenes and you can see the texture of the fur on Donkey. The real 3D scene stealer is when Puss and Boots does his sad kitty face. It's amazing in 3D.

I'm sad to see Shrek go, but at least he went out with a bang.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Three New Clips From "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Dakota Fanning makes the movie and I'm glad that we will get to see more of her character Jane. As for Nikki Reed as Rosalie, this will be the first time we get to see her speak more than just one line. The last clip is just....awful. I can't stop laughing.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Posters For "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

These posters are awful. They are way too flashy for me. I liked the simple banner that I posted earlier in the week. At least some of the posters that are shown here are balanced out better in the banner. Check out the one of Bella. What's going on with her eyebrows? Where's the poster for Victoria? How in the hell did Riley get one? He's hardly in the book. Summit could use some lessons from Disney in poster art.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" Will Be Filmed in 3D

Of course Disney is going to film Pirates in 3D. Lately, almost every Disney movie has been in 3D. The difference is Disney is not going to convert the film from 2D to 3D. They are actually going to film it so the quality will be better. The new Pirates is scheduled to release in exactly 365 days.

Teaser Poster for "The Chronicals of Narina: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"

This is a nice poster. I love how Aslan is the vocal point of the poster with the boat in his eye. Disney usually has good movie posters. I've enjoyed the Narina movies so far and I'm looking foward to seeing The Voyage of the Dawn Treader when its released December 10.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Banner

Now this is a movie poster/banner! This one actually sets the tone for the film, unlike the first poster that has Bella standing between Jacob and Edward. I like this banner.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Are The Twins Back For "Transformers 3?"

Yesterday Michael Bay posted that Skids and Mudflap would not return for the third installment of Transformers. Well, today pictures surfaced of two Chevy Sparks that resemble The Twins. I wonder if these are new twins or if Skids and Mudflap had a makeover? I guess we will have to wait and see. For more info check out

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

No Twins for "Transformers 3"

It's a sad day. I personally loved Skids and Mudflap in Transformers 2, but I also know they caused a lot of controversy as well. Michael Bay posted on one of his forums that "The Twins are not back in T3." Check out for more info.

"Iron Man 2" Action Packed Fun

There are some directors who make just sequels and then there are some directors like Jon Favreau who make a sequel into a whole new film. That's what Iron Man 2 felt like to me. I was more impressed with this film than the first one. From Robert Downey Jr.'s awesome performance to the "mini" subplots, the entire film was an extremely rewarding experience.

Let's start with the amazing cast. Of course, Robert Downey Jr.'s performance as Tony Stark was the perfect mix of cockiness and comedy. Don Cheadle surprised me in the role as Rhodey/War Machine, the role that originally belonged to Terrance Howard. The villains Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) and Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) worked together to form a super villain, which I felt worked for this film. The ladies of the film Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and The Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) also kicked some major butt and gave the men a run for their money. Once again Favreau casted some amazing actors for the parts.

Of course there are some critics out there who don't like "mini" subplots in films. Well, Iron Man 2 has alot going on, but it all works together. The Avengers subplot is awesome because it's setting the stage for the future film. Make sure you stay after the credits for a surprise. Also look for Stan Lee's cameo!

"Date Night" Surprisingly Funny

I was quite surprised when I saw Date Night because I thought it would be another mediocre romantic comedy. Well, I was wrong. Here are my top five reasons to see Date Night.

5) This is not your typical romantic comedy. For example, you don't know the ending as soon as the film starts. There's no running after a loved one in the rain or expressing undying love for someone. It's more realistic and every couple can relate to the thoughts and feelings of the characters.

4) Steve Carell and Tina Fey work well together. There are some great one liners that are definitely worth a laugh.

3) Mark Wahlberg. For such a small part he makes a big impact.

2) Who knew two cars could actually get hooked together for a high speed car chase that gives The Fast and the Furious a run for their money.

1) Never take another person's reservation at a restaurant. It could turn ugly.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Freddy's Still Dead

What happened to Freddy Krueger? He lost his sarcasm and became downright creepy and gross. Granted Freddy is supposed to be creepy and gross, but not the way he is portrayed in the new version of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

I know that this film is considered a reboot of the first film and the new director is allowed to put his artistic stamp on it, but it lost its magic that made Wes Craven's version so horrific. There's still some images and memories from the original such as the music, the jump roping girls, the ionic "one two Freddy's coming for you," Nancy minus the gray streak in her hair, the dream sequences from the original and of course Freddy himself played by Jackie Earle Haley. For having such big shoes to fill he did a good job, but he's not memorable.

I think my biggest problem with this film is its trying to be a new film along with taking scenes from the original. Personally, I think that it would've worked better if it was just a whole different film and had absolutely nothing to do with the original. I went expecting to see scenes from the original, but BETTER. Not just a girl getting thrown around a room for two seconds and then gets cut down her chest. What happened to her getting dragged across the ceiling with blood behind her? I was extremely disappointed in the lack of creativity in the original dream sequences and even the new ones.

One of the most interesting and mysterious things about Freddy is his past. I was very upset that the entire film was based off of his past. I liked the idea that we didn't know why Freddy was killing all the Elm Street kids in the past versions. It left room to imagine and wonder who is Freddy Krueger. Well, now I know all of Freddy's business and personally I really didn't want to know the extent of his grossness because it was meant to be understood.

As I said earlier, I really think this film would've worked better as just another in the series. It would've allowed the director to play around more and certain scenes may have been more acceptable. But, when someone says they are going to reboot a horror classic there will always be certain expectations as with any popular film.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Disney Makes Cuts for "Pirates 4"

Apparently, Disney is making some serious financial cuts to the new Pirates. Personally, this doesn't bother me one bit. I like the idea that they will have to focus more on the story and the characters than the effects. It seems they are scaling back to the first Pirates. According to The Los Angeles Times:

"In discussing the script for the fourth "Pirates" film, screenwriters
Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio were told that Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow character would spend more time on land than water because of the high cost of shooting on the high seas.

To save more money, the number and selection of filming
locations changed. Whereas the prior installments were shot in the Caribbean and Los Angeles, the upcoming production will be filmed primarily in Hawaii and London, where tax credits are more favorable.

The number of shooting days scheduled is 90 to 95, down from 142 on the last movie. Similarly, there are expected to be 1,300 to 1,400 visual effects shots, compared with 2,000.

As preproduction gets underway in Hawaii, Marshall and Bruckheimer are going through the script line by line looking for more places to trim costs.

Gone is one shooting location four hours north of London that would have required an overnight stay for the cast and crew. Instead, filming in London will save $3 million to $4 million. "

Well, more time on land than on sea. I'm sure we will still get scenes from the sea. Think about it. The first Pirates had alot of land time. More land time than the second and third films.