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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Movie Trailers to See This Super Bowl

Not a football fan? Nor am I. But by God the Super Bowl has some excellent commercials. If there is any reason to tune in for it, it's that! How about movie previews? Word on the street says they'll be more impressive than last year's. Here's some trailers to look forward too:

"Star Trek"
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
"Angels & Demons"
"Dreamwork's Monsters vs. Aliens"
"Land of the Lost"
"Fast and Furious"

Fox has yet to buy any time slots for the Super Bowl, and if they do the top picks would be for "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Night at the Museum 2" and "Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaur."

Warner Brothers is another studio that has yet to buy any time slots. The possibilities for them are: "Terminator Salvation," "Watchmen" and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

If you don't want to sit through hours of pig-skin getting thrown to see these trailer, rest assured. I youtube will have them up within minutes of their release on TV.

Judge Dredd Remake on the Way

Who remembers the Judge Dredd movie in 1995 staring Sylvester Stallone? Anyone? It's okay, you can admit it if you saw it. I saw it too. Pretty bad. But it's good for late night laughs and drinking games consisting of taking shots every time "law" is said.

Outside of that "Judge Dredd" was pretty much considered the worst movie of the year, if not the decade. Now, from DNA films (the producers of "28 Days Later") a remake is in the works. With movies like "300," "Sin City" etc... being so visually impressive, I wouldn't mind seeing Judge Dredd in something of a similar light.

It seems that the artists of the comic book Judge Dredd is based off of, "2000 AD," are helping out with the concept art. It's not official that this art is for the film, but currently all sources point toward that. Here's a brief look:

Not bad. No director is attatched to the remake, but lets hope the creativity can stay up. We want to avoid another hysterical drinking game:

Will Spider-Man Take On Morbius?

Sam Raimi, director of the Spider-Man series, seems to have revealed the next Spidey villain:

“I like it in the Marvel comics when Spider-Man fights Morbius,” said Raimi. “He’s really cool. A vampire! I like that combination of superhero plus supernatural.”

Like me, many thought The Lizard would finally be the next villain, but I wouldn't count him out yet. If Morbius and Lizard were made with the same technology, but different animals, Dr. Connors might still become The Lizard. At least I'm hoping so.

Morbius was never a villain I considered. Is he big enough to take on Spidey?

Danny Elfman Takes Over Terminator's Sound

Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Spider-Man) has been hired to score "Terminator Salvation." Though the composer only started recently, he has stated that the original Terminator theme by Brad Fiedel has not yet been incorporated in to the mix:

“I think if it comes up and it seems appropriate, we will [use it],”
Elfman said. “And if it doesn’t, we [won't]. I never really know what to expect when I begin other than just kind of get into it and have fun. Especially a movie like “T4” – just have fun. So that’s what I intend to do.”

That's not exactly the philosophical take on scoring a movie I normally enjoy-- Like from Hans Zimmer for example. Elfman is a fine composer, a really gifted man. His many themes have been iconic. However I'm not sure he's the right man to score a Terminator movie. I understand this movie is going in a different direction, but after Brad Fiedel's magic with some gorgeous synthesizer and Bear McCreary's pounding and subtle strings in "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Elfman may be a bit too much for the franchise. Hopefully I'm wrong. I'm not necessarily disappointed about this decision, but I remain cautiously optimistic about the film's score until I hear it for myself.

Whatever happens, the original Terminator theme MUST be a part of the film somewhere. It's like a James Bond movie with the James Bond theme. You just don't break that kind of rule. It's as iconic as the movie itself.

Transformers 2 Poster

For the Transformers fanatics out there here is the start of "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen" promotion. The movie probably ranks as my least anticipated movie of 2009. Although I've watched the first "Transformers" lose love and popularity over the net of a year now, I know there's many fans looking forward to this. I don't blame them too much, it's actually a pretty cool poster-- But what is it?

According the ring of nerds out there the poster is face of Fallen, a character that apparently has something to do with the creation of the decepticons. This explains why his face resembles the decepticon logo so much:

"Revenge of the Fallen" enters theaters June 26 of next year.


Well kids the new year has come and I have yet to complete 2008's reviews, I've missed plenty of coverage and have been wondering what to do with my blog. For the two of you that read it, and the one of you whom enjoy it, don't worry, I'm not shutting it down. However I am planning a slight face lift and re-evaluation of how I cover things/what I cover.

I'm not sure what that means yet myself. So when I'm at work, staring in to space and blueprinting ideas on the back of my eyeballs, I'll let you know where this is going. Until then I'll throw some recent highlights at you.

Oh, and Happy New Year.