Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Something Funny: Tropic Thunder Viral Marketing

I found this a couple days ago. To promote the forthcoming "Tropic Thunder" (there's no way you will have ignored this by now), there are whole sites put together for the fake movies that are trailered in the actual film, starring each of the three main actors, natch. I've heard that this one, Satan's Alley, is absolutely hysterical, and I can tell just by the website that I'll be doubling over in the theater. This is starring Robert Downey Jr.'s Kick Lazarus as a beachy-looking priest, and co-starring Toby Maguire.


Trailers: RocknRolla

I have to say, I'm really excited after seeing this. I'm a big fan of Snatch and Lock Stock and this looks a helluva lot better than Revolver. Looks like he's bringing it back old school to the ensemble heisty flicks. Can't wait.

Trailers: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2008)

At long last, here we have it: The teaser trailer for HBP. Enjoy!

Found here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Random News: Iron Man gets a DVD release date

From Cinematical:

The first giganto film of the summer has been given a DVD release date, according to Video Business, and if all goes accordingly it looks like you'll be able to enjoy Iron Man in the comforts of your own living room (legally) on September 30. There's no word on special features yet, however Amazon now allows you to pre-order three different versions, including your standard single-disc ($34.99), a two-disc special edition ($39.99) and a Blu-ray Special Collector's Edition ($39.99). (Note: Those are the list prices and each DVD is cheaper through Amazon.) The article also says to expect Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to hit DVD in October with Kung Fu Panda in November. One imagines (and hopes) Hancock, WALL-E and The Dark Knight will all hit DVD by Christmas as well.

But back to that Iron Man DVD. Those of you attending San Diego Comic Con might want to listen up because Marvel will be hyping up the DVD at their Comic-Con booth by passing out a flash drive containing a sneak peek at the Iron Man DVD. Of course, should we get our hands on one, you'll be the first to know what's on it.

So, who's buying this DVD?

Monday, July 21, 2008

Interviews: Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman is back for his second turn as Lt. Jim Gordon in The Dark Knight and this time his character is given a lot more to do and when asked, Gary isn't afraid to admit he loved the expanded role. He also talks about how great it is working with director Chris Nolan, he gives heartfelt comments regarding Heath Ledger and lets us in a little bit on his future projects.

How was it stepping back into character, especially considering you were given so much more to do in this one?

Gary Oldman: Yeah, it was very nice of Chris Nolan to write me such a good part. It was great to come back because I really enjoyed working on the first one. I was just actually saying that [Chris] doesn't shout, he doesn't scream, I've never seen him be rude to anyone. He's really sort of a nice guy to be around, and you finish and you get home for dinner. You can put the kids to bed. He doesn't want to work for 17 hours... He's not a lunatic that wants to work, you know what I mean? [No] shouting and screaming at people.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Guides: Batman

Keeping in with the Dark Knight theme this weekend, I give you this fantastic guide to all things Batman. Use this, and I'm sure you'll reach your desired level of geekdom.

Find the entire guide here.

Trailers: Watchmen (2009)

I know this has been floating around the internet, but I thought I'd archive it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Something Awesome: The Dark Knight trailer, by kids!


Character Study: The Joker


When the movie The Dark Knight opens Thursday at midnight, thousands of people will be haunted by the late Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker.

Before he died, Ledger told reporters that it took a ton of energy to play the role, but that it was the most fun he ever had.

"It was one of those moments where I was asked if I'd be interested in playing The Joker, and I knew five seconds later exactly how to play it," he said.

Keep Reading...

Review: The Dark Knight (2008)

The words. I have lost them.

Grade: A+

time for bed

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Review: Hancock (2008)

I didn't want to give this movie a chance, thinking that a movie about Will Smith playing an unlikable character was trying to hard. Alas, fate brought me to sit and watch this movie and I have to say, I actually liked it.

Nay, I didn't just like it, I found it to be extremely enjoyable and entertaining.

You have your superhero: "John" Hancock, a drunk who flies and begrudgingly helps the police, but in the process makes a complete disaster of every bit of of the city of Los Angeles in his path. I know what the writers were trying to do here; make a character we didn't like, with a sourpuss scowl on his face. But he's funny, and he's Will Smith, for God's sake.

Somehow, Hancock meet's Jason Bateman's Ray, a struggling publicist, trying ever so earnestly to make the world a better place. Ray sees Hancock as a publicist's dream, and thus brings him home, and enter Charlize Theron (as his "angelic" wife, Mary) and his son, Aaron (the obvious heart-wrencher). Ray tries to impress on Hancock that he needs to shape up his image, all while spending time in prison, where he should've been long ago because of several serious offenses.

Once Hancock has spent about 3 days in the slammer, all while going to AA meetings (and continuing to issue no comment in the circle), and taking etiquette lessons from Ray, the world realizes they actually need him. And voĆ­la, he is a reformed do-gooder.

While the overall premise and script are nice and tidy, the transformation is a unbelievable. Sure, Hancock knows that he's not well-liked, all while fervently insisting he doesn't care what people think, but I think it takes longer than a week to shape up, and the process seemed very rushed and phony.

All throughout the movie, Hancock struggles with who he is, knowing that he's the only one of his kind. He woke up 80 years ago with no knowledge of who he was, or where he came from. Leave Charlize Theron to fill in the pieces.

Overall, I'd say this movie has nothing short of what a Summer movie needs: Action, Humor, Explosions, and a bit of Sentimentality.

Go see it.

Grade: B+
Current Total: 44

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Trailers: Choke (2008)

I've already seen it, but I'm still excited for the wide release so I can see it again.

Trailers: Quantum of Solace (2008)

Friday, July 04, 2008

New Photos: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2008)

These were released yesterday. I don't think I've been this exited for any of the HP movies as I am for this one. This is probably my favorite book, and if it gets messed up I'll be heartbroken.

More photos here.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Posters: The Spirit (2008)

These posters talk. To see/hear the talking versions, go here, please.

Still looking forward to this movie.

Poster: The Dark Knight (2008)

Oh man. I found this over at

I think it looks pretty neat. Very interesting. Still cannot wait for the movie. I'm hoping it lives up to if not exceeds the hype.

Trailers: Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008)