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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hollywood Decides to Basterdize "The Host"

Paint me skeptical and label me angry, because this is just too absurd. "The Host," a film that was only released last year in America and was originally released in 2006, will be remade for American audiences. Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean") will be producing with a couple of nobodys set to write (Mark Poirer) and direct (Frederik Bond).

Fredrik Bond has been praised as one of "The World's Hottest New Directors" by Campaign Magazine and has received extreme praise for his work in advertisements and a music video for "Moby." They're still not quite the credentials I'm looking for to direct-- Sorry, to remake a movie as fine as "The Host." I'm not convinced.

At this point I don't care who's directing it. "The Host" is a powerful satire and a beautiful movie about a dysfunctional family come together. Never mind the simple fact it is also one of the greatest modern monster movies out there.

This isn't the first time this has happened. It's been a popular thing to remake recent, successful Asian cinema and dumb it down for American audiences. Don't believe me? Think this comment is a cliche? Watch "The Grudge" and then watch the original version, "Ju-on." The scares may be the same, but one is far more complex than the other-- Guess which? I'm not bitter. I'm just right. Leave "The Host" alone.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TRAILER - Star Trek (Trailer 2)

A lot of really fantastic trailers have been released recently... But this takes the cake. At first, I had no idea what it was, and when I found out (and it's cool when you find out) my mind had already been blown in to overdrive. It what might be the coolest, most exciting trailer since "The Dark Knight," we watch the origins of Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise herself unfold in one of the most satisfying "teaser" trailers I've ever seen.

So far, I'd like to shake J.J. Abrams' hand. The movie looks stunning. Lets hope the actual product will be just as satisfying.

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May can't get here fast enough. Is it more is 2009 looking a lot more fun as of recent?

Poll - What's Your Favorite 007 Film?

I knew this poll would be a bad idea, but I made it anyway. Not too surprising, "Casino Royale" won the poll in an insane landslide-- With second place being "Other." And I thought I had put up what many consider to be some of the best Bonds flicks...

Here's the results:

Casino Royale - 59% - 13 Votes

Goldfinger - 9% - 2 Votes

From Russia With Love - 9% - 2 Votes

The Spy Who Loved Me - 0% - 0 Votes

The Living Daylights - 0% - 0 Votes

Thunderball - 0% - 0 Votes

Golden Eye - 4% - 1 Vote

Dr. No - 0% - 0 Votes

Live and Let Die - 0% - 0 Votes

You Only Live Twice - 0% - 0 Votes

Other - 18% - 4 Votes

Looks like "Casino Royale" still has the most amount of love. The poll was worth a shot though...