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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Lots of Low Quality Indy Photos

I don't know if I'd even click on these to "enlarge" them. If they're bigger, it's not by much. In any case they're pretty interesting photos and well worth putting up. The crystal skull is in plain sight and we get to see what John Hurt will look like for the first time. Enjoy!
(Also, notice what Shia's character is using to pull Indy out of quicksand. Ha!)

Abrams Talks "Trek"

It's been awhile since we've heard anything about "Star Trek." But now, J.J. Abrams, the man behind "Lost," "Alias," and "Cloverfield" and director of the new "Star Trek" feature comes out to say a few words on his vision for the legendary franchise.

From Yahoo News:

"It was an opportunity to take what I think has been a maligned world — to sound crass, a franchise — and treat it in a way that made it something that I wanted to see. To take the characters, the thoughtfulness, the personalities, the sense of adventure, the idea of humanity working together, the sense of social commentary and innovation, all that stuff. To take it and apply it in a way that felt genuinely thrilling.

The whole point was to try to make this movie for fans of movies, not fans of `Star Trek,' necessarily,"
Abrams continued. "If you're a fan, we've got one of the writers who's a devout Trekker, so we were able to make sure we were serving the people who are completely enamored with `Star Trek.' But we are not making the movie for that contingent alone.

You can't really make a movie for them. As soon as you start to guess what you think they are going to want to see, you're in trouble. You have to make the movie in many ways for what you want to see yourself, make a movie you believe in. Then you're not second-guessing an audience you don't really have an understanding of.

I feel like this is so unlike what you expect, so unlike the `Star Trek' you've seen. At the same time, it's being true to what's come before, honoring it. I can say the effects for `Star Trek' have never, ever been done like this. ... I can only tell you the idea of the universe of `Star Trek' has never been given this kind of treatment."

Brave words, and ones I totally agree with. I love the bit he said about making a movie you believe in. After being responsible for one of the best television series of the decade ("Lost"), reinventing the giant monster genre ("Cloverfield") and giving us a "Mission: Impossible" movie with actual thrills, I'm going to go ahead and say this is probably going to be one of the most enthralling Star Trek movies ever. He's got the track record and he speaks with a great deal of confidence. I like that. It gives me confidence. None of this George Lucas, fans-won't-like-it, bull crap. Take it all Abrams! Do whatever the hell you want with it!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

"First Blood" Being Re-Released With Alternate Ending

Looks like Rambo isn't finished yet, the original "First Blood" is being re-released with an alternate ending that was shown on its DVD release. For those who don't know what it is, and would like it to be revealed on the big screen, I'll refrain from saying what goes down at the end.

To see if "First Blood" is playing near you, type in your zip code at this website.

"First Blood" returns to theaters May 15th.

Urban Stars in New 3-D Film

Well, Karl Urban will be billed in a starring role once again. Will it be a flop? Demian Lichtenstein, director of "3000 Miles to Graceland," will be directing the movie entitled "Relentless." It will also have the 3-D component added.

“I am fascinated with the new 3-D technology and know that this script is a perfect match to take advantage of the unlimited potential of what 3-D can do,” Lichtenstein said. “After being mentored by James Cameron on the set of his new 3-D film ‘Avatar,’ I knew that 3-D movies are no longer just a fad. It is the future of filmmaking.”

The script is a perfect match? The movie's storyline focuses on four extreme sports pros that crash in the Amazon and use their "skills" to survive some cliche-ridden, angry natives. Sounds like the 3-D spectacle of the year... Not.

With that said, I do want this film to be good and I do want to like it. Reason? Karl Urban. I've always felt the man has talent that has yet to be tapped. If he would somehow get better scripts and stay away from the "Doom," "Riddick" and "Pathfinder" crap he's been doing, maybe he'd finally grow as an actor.

Meanwhile, these 3-D projects are gaining speed... Take that news as you may, but I don't really care for this whole 3-D movement. It just screams, "I'm a gimmick!" (Which it is...)

TRAILER - The Incredible Hulk (Trailer 2)

Well, must be "Hulk" day for the guys behind the promotions for this flick. This trailer is a lot more satisfying and gives me hope for the movie. There are parts where the CGI doesn't look too good, but there's something about the Hulk that just looks better than his appearance in Ang Lee's film. Exciting trailer overall. Lets see how this plays out...

"Hulk" Photos?! Say What?

Granted a lot of these photos we've seen before and might as well be screen shots from the trailer, however, I'm impressed this many pictures has been released for the film at once! The poorly advertised "Incredible Hulk" isn't high on my 'must-see' list, but it has potential to be much more appealing than the last big screen adaptation. Maybe the Hulk just isn't meant for the big screen? In any case, here's an enormous batch of images. Click to enlarge:

UPDATE: The Dark Knight Trailer Gone

I was too excited to wait for a high quality version. No telling how long this will stay up though. It might go down right after I post this. Here's the new trailer for "The Dark Knight" via "cam." Despite how awful the focusing and filming is off the screen... I'm still extremely excited. I haven't pooped my pants for a movie in such a long time. It's nice to have that sort of anticipation. Now for a clean pair of pants.

Expect a high quality version soon! Let me know if the link goes dead.


Surprise, the trailer has been taken down. I'm sure a higher quality version will appear soon enough.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Mummy 3 Poster Revealed!

And it's pretty cool. It's in keeping with the poster for the first movie, which I feel has become iconic to the Mummy mythos, and it builds up a new direction for the series. Will this direction be good? Ehhh... Click to enlarge:

"Dark Knight" Banner

A new promotional banner for "The Dark Knight" has appeared in Hong Kong. It looks like 'Part 2' of the international poster with Batman simply looking out of the window. Pretty cool. Click to enlarge:

Monday, April 28, 2008

More of "The Dark Knight"

If the amazing charred building poster wasn't enough to settle your appetite, here's four posters and a banner for you to settle on. Yes we have the generic "character posters" made popular by the X-Men movies, but I like how each character is holding up something that defines them or symbolizes them. The whole, Batman on the bike picture is kinda cheesy, but fun. Click to enlarge: