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Saturday, December 29, 2007

REVIEW - "The Mist" (2007)

“The Mist” has the makings of a really bad movie. Like a Sci-Fi Channel Original Motion Picture plotline, “The Mist” is absurd enough to dismiss as cheap, b-movie fodder. Perhaps in some way it is, but Frank Darabont, the writer and director of “The Green Mile” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” gave Steven King’s monster story the benefit of being more than another bad movie. “The Mist” may start off kind of bumpy with a typical set-up and some cheesy lines, but Darabont recovers with every passing minute of this film.

David Drayton (Thomas Jane) takes his son with him to gather supplies after a massive storm hits their home on the edge of the lake. Once in the store an ominous mist covers the town and whoever exits the store is met with a gruesome death. As the store becomes a less safe place to stay, Drayton tries to plan an escape that will lead him in contact with the most bizarre and terrifying creatures anyone has ever seen. Thomas Jane pushes his acting abilities to places I was happy to see them go. This is easily his finest performance.

Characters trapped in a single building sounds awfully too close to a zombie flick or a certain vampire movie I despised this year. (“30 Days of Night”) But, unlike those movies, the characters we meet in this store are interesting enough to carry the film. Laurie Holden plays the lovable Amanda Dunfrey who is ever so pleasant in her quest to help Drayton and look after his son whenever he’s away. Marcia Gay Harden plays the maddening antagonist Mrs. Carmody, a religious fanatic who takes the Old Testament to heart and preaches to the entire store about the end of days and how God demands sacrifices. She may be more infuriating than “Harry Potter’s” Prof. Umbridge.

There’s never a dull moment with these characters-- Even when the monsters aren’t onscreen. When they are onscreen, however, it’s a thrilling, terrifying event. The attacks are gruesome much of the time, but using that same old “Jaws” and “Alien” method, it’s what you don’t see that’s the scariest. (On the other hand, the scene with the spider creatures nearly made me puke. That’s what I get for being arachnophobic though.)

The movie spares its quantity of thrills for quality and we’re often watching it with questions in mind. Mrs. Carmody slowly begins to sway the store’s people with her skewed religious babble. Does God really want sacrifices? Is that how it works? In one scene a person volunteers to go outside to see what’s in the mist and claims he believes in God too, but he doesn’t believe He’s the “blood sucking, son of a bitch you (Carmody) say He is.” Like many of Steven King’s stories, he questions faith or analyzes how it could be misconstrued, but doesn’t ever seem to bash it. What is God’s purpose here? Is he really throwing down punishment for mankind? Is Carmody right? Or is there a deeper rooted, more complex lesson here? Perhaps.

Drayton notes that he wants to get out of the store because of Carmody swaying the people to her point of view. Amanda assures that as a civilized people we wouldn’t “sacrifice” each other, but Drayton retorts with, “What happens when you take away water, electricity…” Are we so dependent on our comforts as a nation that its what has kept us in check? Is America, or other industrial nations for that matter, really just as “savage” as third world countries? Maybe more so?

And, typically, there’s the concept of government cover-ups. The ridiculous explanation for these creatures is revealed to be a military screw-up and that, of course, causes much drama in the store. Luckily it’s handled as well as it possibly could be and the film doesn’t dwell on the origin of these monsters for too long.

“The Mist” asks a lot of questions and it wants the audience to ponder on them after it’s over, but what type of ending makes an audience member rethink an entire movie for its message? Obviously, not everyone will like this movie because America demands the typical Hollywood ending-- All I have to say is that it took balls to push this finale out the door and it’s strong enough to cause either reflection or backlash. I say this remembering how amazed I was while several people exited the theater. It’s a shock.

There’s so much in “The Mist” to look at and think about that multiple viewings are a necessity. Along with “The Host,” “The Mist” is one of the strongest monster films out there right now and a must-see—If you dare to walk in to it.

***½ out of ****

REVIEW - "I Am Legend" (2007)

It’s comforting to say “I Am Legend” is not your typical apocalyptic zombie adventure—I actually hesitate to call it a zombie flick. It bares enough difference to the overall zombie mythos that people who are turned away from filth like “28 Weeks Later” and “Resident Evil” might enjoy it. Will Smith gives a performance you will remember in this “Cast Away” akin, creature feature and it offers enough thrills to satisfy the zombie fans.

All of the previous compliments I write with hesitance. While “I Am Legend” knows how to be a fun movie that does a lot of things right, it also feels like it’s missing some essential touch-ups: Special effects, emotion, narrative, psychological thoughtfulness—Take your pick, but the film just feels like it struggles to be something greater than it is.

Will Smith stars as Robert Neville, the supposed lone survivor of a virus outbreak that has turned humans violent and unresponsive to rational behavior. (They’re zombies.) These creatures only come out at night, so Robert, and his dog Sam, hunt game, golf on aircraft carriers and broadcast his existence on a daily basis before heading inside to hide from the creatures.

Will Smith’s Robert Neville is a character forcing himself to remain optimistic as he tries to find a cure for the virus. To keep his sanity he stays close to his dog, drives to the video store daily to pick up a new movie and talk to mannequins. Smith is probably the film’s only complete aspect. He tries so hard to bring the film to the emotional level that it desires to be, but, ironically, the material won’t always let him. The scenes he succeeds the most in have to do with events concerning his dog. (Slight spoiler, but dog lovers beware…)

What really made me question the film’s integrity was the third and final act. Suddenly the suspense, torment and thrills that the film built on are tarnished by the inclusion of new characters and improbable events leaving the film hanging on to the thread of Smith alone. It already had its flaws, but by this point it’s just disjointed. The pacing becomes lightening fast and in twenty minutes we’re suppose to take in a whirlwind of heartfelt scenes, religious speculation, action, suspense and extreme character development. That’s a lot to breathe in during a short amount of time. So what was the movie doing beforehand? Why didn’t we see more character development and the questioning of faith earlier?

For all its faults, odd pacing and bad CGI, “I Am Legend” knows how to entertain with a few thrills and Will Smith certainly knows how to command the screen. Perhaps the legendary message of hope isn’t the strongest I’ve seen it portrayed and the ending doesn’t have the effect it should have had, but it has the soul of a strong, heartfelt movie. Smith was able to see that and bring out the best in it. Now imagine if the crew working on the film was more competent. We might have had a legend on our hands.

**½ out of ****

Edward as Bruce Banner

It's been pretty slow, I know. I've also been enjoying my vacation, so, there! But here's a little treat. Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.

It's not much, but it gives more more confidence in this movie for some reason. I love how the device Norton is in looks a lot like the one from the television series.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Poll Results 2 - What Film Are You Looking Forward To The Most Next Year?

And why do I bother capitalizing every first letter of each word in my title? No clue.
Anyway, I apologize for the slow news week. Not too much has been going on and I do have, oh, five reviews to put up here pretty soon. In any case you can look forward to that and some other end of the year stuff to come your way. As for your most anticipated movie for next year, a whopping 53 votes gave the unsurprising win to "The Dark Knight." "Harry Potter" followed in a close second.
"Wait, what about 'X-Files'?" you say! Well one of my good friends was genius enough to let me know he screwed the voting system to hike the tally for "X-Files 2". So that's disqualified. Sorry "X-Files" fans. You can thank my friend for that. I don't know how much of that goes on, but don't do it. Thanks.

Anywho here's the final poll:

"The Dark Knight" - 13 Votes - 24%
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" - 7 Votes - 13%
"Cloverfield" - 4 Votes - 7%
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" - 4 Votes - 7%
"Iron Man" - 4 Votes - 7%
"Rambo" - 4 Votes - 7%
"Other" - 4 Votes - 7%
"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" - 2 Votes - 3%
"Bond 22" - 1 Vote - 1%
"Speed Racer" - 1 Vote - 1%
"Star Trek" - 1 Vote - 1%
"Incredible Hulk" - 0 Votes - 0%
"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" - 0 Votes - 0%

So "The Dark Knight" wins by a lot. "Cloverfield,"Indy 4" and a few others were tied and there's no love for "Hulk" and the third "Mummy." I am curious what the 4% "Other" movies were. I'll have a new poll up in the coming days. Stick around.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas From GMAN's Movie Blog!

I hope all of you who visit have a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Happy Festivas...etc...etc...

Stay safe. Enjoy yourselves. And God bless.

- G.J.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

TRAILER - Hancock

I have not been following this movie, but I decided to take a look at the trailer. Will Smith stars in this mock superhero movie about a bum with super powers. I wasn't too interested in it until the very end of the trailer-- I stared howling laughter. Plus it's Will Smith. I enjoy him a lot. Take a look:

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Peter Berg Goes to "Dune"

Peter Berg ("The Kingdom") will be directing a big budget adaptation of Frank Herbert's legendary "Dune." It's in the very early stages of development and there is no script as of right now. Berg is currently set to direct "Edwin A. Salt" a spy thriller with Tom Cruise. It sounds like he and his crew are hoping that by the end of tha "Salt's" production the writer's strike will have ceased and they can get working on "Dune."

This is a movie I'd like to see made as there really hasn't been a great version of it yet. David Lynch directed the 1984 version which is often scoffed by fans of the book. The Sci-Fi Channel did, what is often praised, a better adaptation of the book in a three part mini-series. I myself have yet to read the book, but plan to in the not so distant future. I hope Berg does it justice.

8 Minutes of "Charlie Wilson's War"

I'm not sure if I'll get the chance to see this movie in theaters, but I certianly want too. Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman are dynamite in this clip. It's pretty funny at times. I'd highly recommend checking this out:

"Charlie Wilson's War" was released yesterday. It looks very good. For those with money, go see it. I'm sure it won't disappoint.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Why Jackson is NOT Directing "The Hobbit" and Who Is?

Though many found it to be great news that Peter Jackson was on board to have a hand in "The Hobbit" films, it wasn't quite what everyone was expecting. Peter Jackson will be producing "The Hobbit," which is to be split in to two films, but will not be directing. His reasoning for this? Jackson's manager, Ken Kamins, explains:

"Peter won't be directing because he felt the fans have waited long enough for The Hobbit. It will take the better part of every day of the next four years to write, direct and produce two Hobbit films. Given his current obligations to both The Lovely Bones and Tintin, waiting for Peter, Fran, and Phillippa to write, direct and produce The Hobbit would require the fans wait even longer."

So who is up to direct "The Hobbit?" Apparently Sam Raimi's name is still being thrown around, but he's not my first choice. Other names that have been mentioned for "The Hobbit" are Guillermo Del Toro ("Pans Labyrinth," "Hellboy") and Alfonso Cuaron ("Children of Men," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban").

Both of those last two names sound great for "The Hobbit." If it came down to them my vote would go to Guillermo Del Toro. In the end though, I still wish Jackson would push aside this "Tintin" project and direct "The Hobbit." So what if we'd have to wait longer. Am I the only one who thinks it would be worth it?

New Counter

Just wanted to point out that a new counter has been put on the blog to show how often it gets visited. I through the starting number up at 100 visits, although it might be more....or even less. This thing has been around for nearly a full year-- I'm not sure how many visits it's had by now. Anyway, there's a new addition. Don't everyone jump up and down in excitment at once.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

TRAILER - Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

And it's up. Typical of a summer blockbuster trailer, but I'm still excited:

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Hellboy 2 Pictures

New pictures from the new "Hellboy" movie are up. Click to enlarge:

Kind of nice and cheesy all at once. I'm sure the movie will be fine though. Keep a sharp eye for the trailer tomorrow.

Dragonball Casting Overview

Dragonball has a new addition to its cast and I figured, like Star Trek, it was time to line up the major players in the film:

Justin Chatwin as Goku

Chatwin plays the young Saiyan warrior sent from his home planet to destroy Earth as a young child. Although, due to certian events, Goku becomes the Earth's protector. In the film he goes to high school and is trained by his Grandfather Gohan and Master Roshi.

James Marsters as Piccolo

Buffy star James Marsters plays Goku's first arch nemesis and villian in "Dragonball." "King" Piccolo's plan is to rule Earth forever, but Goku stands in his way. Piccolo is a Namekian, from planet Namek and an eventual ally in the Dragonball Z Sagas.

Emmy Rossum as Bulma

Bulma is a gorgeous girl with a horrid temper, but a brilliant mind. Bulma is responsible for many high tech inventions and ends up trailing along with Goku to hunt down the Dragonballs. Emmy Rossum is an amazing talent. I'm surprised she's in it.

Joon Park as Yamcha

Park plays the bandit Yamacha, who quickly becomes an ally to Goku and Bulma. Later, he becomes Bulma's first love interest in the Dragonball Saga. Joon Park is also an antagonist in the upcoming "Speed Racer."

Eriko Tamura as Mai

"Heroes" star Eriko Tamura plays Mai. Although she was a villian in the series it is unclear what her role will be in the film.

Jamie Chung as Chichi

Best known for her modeling, Chung plays Goku's love interest and future wife.

Chow Yun Fat as Master Roshi

The last bit of casting rounds out with Chow Yun Fat as the legendary "Turtle-Master" that trains Goku to become a great warrior. I'm rather surprised he's in it really.

That's all for now. Gohan, Goku's Grandfather, has yet to be cast, so expect that to be announced soon.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


The second, and rather fullfilling, trailer for the long awaited Wall-E is now up. As disappointed as I've been with Pixar's last couple of films, this looks like it has promise. Take a look:

Next year.

Jackson Attatched to Produce the Hobbit

It seems Jackson and New Line have finally put aside their differences for "The Hobbit." BBC News just recently announced that Peter Jackson is set to produce not one, but two "Hobbit" films as prequels to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

I'm a little skeptical right now because no other media news sites are reporting this, but hey, if my little blog is one of the first and it's true... Hazzah for me! If not it doesn't matter because it's a small blog that, according to my poll, roughly 36 people glance at.

Anyway, as of right now Jackson is only set to produce the films, not direct. A director has yet to be attatched to the film and I hope it stays that way long enough for Jackson to realize that he is the only man right for the job. The release of these two films is planned for 2010 to 2011 and both will be shot simultaneously. Cross your fingers for Jackson as the director.

TRAILER - The Dark Knight

A fantastic early trailer of the "Batman Begins" sequel has revealed some exciting scenes to look forward too this summer. The trailer shows a lot of Ledger's Joker and Batman on the new "Batpod." Watch:

Well that's the most exciting thing I've seen in awhile. "The Dark Knight" appears this July.
"Why so serious?"

"Speed Racer" Poster

A teaser poster really. Appealing to they and colorful though. There's not that many pure CG posters out there-- Aside of Pixar flicks. Click to enlarge:

Goku on Set of "Dragonball"

Justin Chatwin, as Goku in "Dragonball," has recently been revealed on the set of the anime-based film. The set is at "Unitech High School," where Goku goes to class. The cars are said to be running on solar cells (perhaps due to Capsule Corp?) and have plates that say "City of the Future." Click to enlarge:

There's certianly nothing Dragonball-esque in these pictures. And I wish they would have left Chatwin's hair alone; the longer hair suited Goku more, but I suppose they wanted to imitate the rooster-look from the series as much as possible. Not too thrilled with what I've seen, but what do I expect from Fox, right? It seems like the design aspect of the film could have been a lot better. They should have just gone for a campy movie and stayed true to the series, but I'll see how Wong delivers this "realistic" version before I condemn it. A trailer would be nice, but I don't expect that until Spring.


For those of you interested in something very cool concerning the next Batman film I'd click play on the video below. Hurry though, no telling how long this will be around:

If that doesn't work try copying this link in to your url:

If that doesn't work... Well, your loss...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Watch 5 Minutes of "Cloverfield"

Five minutes of the highly anticipated "Cloverfield" is now online. Take a look:

Honestly I wasn't overly impressed. Most of the footage was stuff we have seen before in the trailer. Plus the acting and dialoge was never convincing. I'm still very hopeful for this movie, but it's very possible that the hype surrounding the film could kill it. We'll see this January.

More "Dragonball" Casting

Emmy Rossum, (Christine from "Phantom of the Opera") is set to play a role in the new "Dragonball" film. What role? We don't know yet.

Eriko Tamura, of "Heroes," will play the character Mai and Joon Park has been cast as Yamcha. I'm getting the feeling that, because the character has yet to be cast, Rossum will be playing Bulma. We'll have to wait and discover if my guess is right.

"Dragonball" hits theaters August of next year.

International "The Dark Knight" Posters

Two new, and rather impressive, posters for "The Dark Knight" have been released. Click to enlarge:

I like the one featuring Batman more. It simply looks more pleasing to the eye. But the Joker poster is kind of cool.

First Harry Potter 6 Photo

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Yeah, I know nothing to jump up and down for. It might as well be a shot from the previous movie seeing as his hairstyle stayed the same this time around. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is due in theaters next November.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Watch First 5 Minutes of AVP-R

An abbreviated first five minutes of "Alien vs. Predator: Requiem."

Well, that was better than the whole first movie. Perhaps the music was just used for this promo of the frst five minutes, but it's great to hear the Predator theme again. I hope Brian Tyler delivers the musical ques for both respective creatures. It would be quite a treat for the fans.
The Predator home world is nothing exciting, but overall it looks like the visual problems the first film had are fixed here. Looks fun, can't wait.

Get "Smart" Photos

Some new photos from the new "Get Smart" film has been released. Click to enlarge:

Don't know how good this is going to be. I have some hopes, but I don't find many comedies with big name actors very funny.
Steve Carell stars as Maxwell Smart with Anna Hathaway (Agent 99) in this big screen update of the classic television series. "Get Smart," is due in theaters June 20th.

Ron Perlman, Red Paint and a Gun

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Ron Perlman is back as Hellboy in Guillermo del Toro's "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army." (Isn't it great how directors like this guy aren't afraid of going back to making fun movies even after they've won Academy Awards? Well I think so.) The picture reveals Hellboy's new gun, no sexual connotation implied. "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" enters theaters this July.

First "X-Files 2" Photo

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It's not much, but it's proof Mulder and Scully are back in FBI shape to take on the paranormal. Apparently the new film has nothing to do with the series story arc, or the previous movie, and it stands alone as another paranormal adventure, much like the non-mythological episodes of the series. Mulder and Scully return to theaters summer 2008.
I hope this is the beginning of a long string of X-Files films, because I'd like the story to eventually get back to the series' main storyline. (Plus, I just like the characters.)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Predator Home World

A glimpse of the Predators' home planet has been released online. Big deal to sci-fi fans seeing as this has never before been revealed in the films. Right now I don't have much of an opinion on it. It looks very "sci-fi," but I can't say anything beyond that until I see the movie. I wish the designs were more akin to the alien designs of the first two Predator movies, but oh-well. Click to enlarge:

Details in a "Body of Lies"

Awhile back I briefly mentioned that Ridley Scott would be doing a movie with DiCaprio called "Body of Lies," based on the novel by David Ignatius with the same title. (Original post here: The film is about journalist Roger Ferris who is hired by the CIA to hunt down a leading member of Al Quaeda.

The film is said to also star Academy Award Winner Russell Crowe and is due in theaters Fall 2008.
I've got pretty high hopes for this one. Scott, as I've praised before, is one of the all-time greatest filmmakers out there right now. "American Gangster" is probably number two on my list of the best films of 2008. I understand no one can make a masterpiece every time they brush paint on a pallet, but this is looking very good.

TRAILER - Machine Girl

I want to thank my friend Dan for bringing this to my attention. The cult film aspect that is, for some reason, staying alive in North American theaters despite poor box office, strikes us again. This time the ultra gory "Machine Girl" is giving us a stab in to action. Take a look at this ridiculous trailer. And laugh. It's ok.

No word on an American release yet, but it may get one-- Even if it isn't a wide release, or theatrical release in general, a high profile DVD release is likely. "Versus," proved to be one of the very first, most popular Japanese action/gore/cult flicks to take the DVD market by storm. And ever since "Kill Bill," stylized, cult-esque movies have become more popular in the American market. ("Grindhouse," "Shoot'Em Up") We'll have to wait and see which market "Machine Girl" takes on in America.

Indiana Jones 4 Details

The Indy film is set in 1957, 19 years after the events of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." During this time Dr. Jones has been living a peaceful life in contrast to his adventures seen in past films.

But how boring would an Indiana Jones film be with the star just teaching classes? The movie will send Indiana, traveling on that famous red line, to New Mexico, Connecticut and Peru. With the Nazi's gone Indiana now races against the Soviet Union and rival, unethical archaeologists for the crystal skull.

Academy Award Winning Kate Blanchett plays a Soviet agent, while Ray Winstone ("Beowulf") plays an archaeologist racing to get the crystal skull before anyone else does.

Well, I'm pumped. I can't wait to hear that booming Indiana Jones theme in theaters. It should be one fun movie.

New Indiana Jones and ... Skull Poster!

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This is easily one of the very best posters I've seen in a long, long, long time. It was painted by Drew Struzan, who has created some of history's best posters ranging from Star Wars to the first Harry Potter film. I love how epic and adventure savvy it looks. It is the perfect poster for an Indiana Jones film and it certianly captures the feel of the classic "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "The Temple of Doom." Beautiful poster.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

TRAILER - Jumper

A new trailer for Fox's sci-fi/action flick, "Jumper" due this February. In theory it seems kind of cool and the best thing about it is that Doug Liman ("Bourne Identity," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith") is directing. But Hayden Christensen? I got enough of his bad acting after the Star Wars prequels. Samuel Jackson? Isn't he in everything these days? It seems like those winter action flick fillers to hold the ADD audiences' attention until summer arrives. In any case, here's the trailer. Make up your own mind:

Batman Poses

A very clear picture of Bale in the new Batsuit has been revealed on a French film magazine. Click to enlarge:

I have to say the suit is warming up to me, but I can't see it being my favorite of the many batsuits. In fact, I think I still like the designs of the one in "Begins" the best. Perhaps my mind will change when I see Batman in action.

New Iron Man International Poster

Iron Man is looking better and better everytime I see something about it. Here's the new international poster for the highly anticipated superhero flick. Click to enlarge:

Saturday, December 8, 2007

TRAILER - How To Lose Friends & Alienate People

Poor quality trailer of the new Simon Pegg film due in the UK next fall. Squint to watch it. And yes, that is Jeff Bridges as his "boss." I'll keep looking for a better quality trailer to post.

Friday, December 7, 2007

"The Happening" Poster

The teaser poster for M. Night's newest film, "The Happening" has been released. Click to enlarge:

I've made no secret about how I think the quality of M. Night's films have been dipping. However, he made three fabulous films in a row with genius characters and suspence. I always try to remind myself of that and "The Happening" has that vibe his last two films did not-- The poster is a good example. It has a very errie, "Signs" type of feel to it. I hope for much better out of this next flick.

Simon Pegg "Loses Friends"

Simon Pegg, the amazing star of "Shaun of the Dead" and, one of my favorite films, "Hott Fuzz," gives us more laughs in the upcoming "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People."
The film centers on Sidney Young (Simon Pegg) who hates the artificial world of celeberties and tries to attack it as much as possible in a magazine he works for. He later gets a job at a New York magazine where he finds great success and relationships that greatly affect his life.

Simon Pegg stars with an all-star cast that includes Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox and Gillian Anderson. The film is based on Toby Young's book of the same name and is set to be released October 3, 2008 in the UK. No mention yet of an American release date, but, like Pegg's films before this, I'm sure it will find its way over to the States.

I would watch Simon Pegg take nap for two hours, so I'm all for this. Anything he does is far more watchable than about 90% of the comedies out there.

First "Punisher: War Zone" Picture

Ray Stevenson is finally seen in his Frank Castle gear for "The Punisher: War Zone." It's not much, and frankly, I miss Thomas Jane. Not that the first "Punisher" was a superb film, but Thomas Jane is what made it a pretty decent flick. I'm not too excited about this sequel, but like most movies I post about on this blog I'll give it a chance.

TRAILER - Speed Racer

Man, it's been "Speed Racer" week in movie news. The "Speed Racer" trailer has revealed some really fun(ny) looking results. I now have a lot of excitment for this movie. Looks spot on with the cartoon and a lot of fun. Enjoy:

Chances are this link will be taken down soon. Let me know if/when it does and I'll look for another link.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

New Terminator 4 Details

Director McG has revealed some details regarding the next Terminator movie:

The film is set to begin production this March in either Budapest and/or Australia. Christian Bale IS the star of the movie as John Conner, and it will center on him fighting the war against the machines. A completely new character that's "not necessarily" a machine or terminator will be stepping in to Arnold's usual role. It is unclear whether or not this character will be an enemy or friend, but it is a major supporting role to Bale. And Arnold "might" make a small cameo in the film.

"Speed Racer" Revealed!

New pictures have been released of the upcoming "Speed Racer." This should give people an idea of what to expect out of the Wachowski's family film. Click to enlarge:

Emile Hirsch as Speed.

Speed and Racer X (Matthew Fox) face off against a rival.

The flag being waved at the start of a race!

Stowaways in the trunk of the Mach 5.

Christina Ricci as Trixie.

The Racer family.

Speed in the Mach 5.

The Mach 5 swirves in the middle of a race.

Looks fun. Summer next year.

Chichi Cast in "Dragonball Z"

Model Jamie Chung will be playing Chichi, Goku's one true love, and later wife, in the live action Dragonball Z.
Chung has done small parts on TV in popular shows such as ER and CSI.
Well, I can't say she doesn't look the part, but I never thought of Chichi as "hot." Not that it's a bad change; no complaints and I'm sure many guys out there will say the same.