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Saturday, 28 February 2009

The Road - First listen to Nick Cave's soundtrack

Quiet Earth found this piece of news.
In this four minute report over at BBC4, arts correspondent Rebecca Jones manages to talk to screen writer Joe Pehnall, play an interview clip with the author of The Road himself, Cormac McCarthy, and most importantly of all play a portion of music that Australian rocker Nick Cave wrote for the film.

This is the first time a single note of the score has been heard outside of a few early screening rooms so check it out. It's haunting, simple, perfect. Still no word on the actual release date of the film but Jones does confirm that the film is finished.
Can't wait to see this film. The book was brilliant.

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The Mercury Men - Return of the classic cliffhanger serial!

I think this looks like it is going to be brilliant. Old school Flash Gordon, King of the Rocket Men style web series. Check out the cool photos on the official site. I love the cool Saul Bass inspired poster for it.

Edward Borman, a lowly government office drone, finds himself caught in a nefarious interplanetary plot when deadly invaders seize his office building as a staging ground for the destruction of Earth. Aided by a daring aerospace engineer from a mysterious organization known as “The League,” Edward must stop the invaders and their doomsday device, the Gravity Engine.

The new web series, written and directed by Christopher Preksta (Captain Blasto), stars Mark Tierno (George Romero’s Day of the Dead, The Road, Captain Blasto) and Curt Wootton (Captain Blasto).

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Black - Briefcase full of diamonds spells trouble

This from Twitch:
Pierre Laffargue’s action film Black is one of the six Fantastic Fest titles playing at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival and Conference. In fact, the screening in March will represent the film’s world premiere. Black stars French rapper MC Jean Gab’1 (Banliueue 13 (District 13) and Banlieue 13) - Ultimatum. Jean Gab’1 plays the titular Senegalese bank-robber (born and raised in France) who plans on going straight after a botched heist. His cousin interrupts his brief retirement with a call from Dakar, where a briefcase full of diamonds presents a new opportunity.

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Well Tempered Kou Xiang - Set of 7 blades Jaw Harp

Just thought that this had an amazing sound.

You can buy this instrument here.

This is an experimental instrument, the set of 7 kou xiang blades, tuned in western temperated system. It will be available soon in our shop, you can preorder it now.

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Hush - 2 clips have hit. Who is the Tar Man?

Tired and irritable, Zakes (Will Ash) and Beth (Christine Bottomley) drive home along the M1 motorway, a familiar journey full of harshly lit service stations and bad coffee. When a white truck narrowly avoids hitting them, its back doors open to reveal a woman terrified and screaming caged up inside. Unsure if what he has seen is real, Zakes calls the police but drives on. Beth is furious that he hasn’t done more to help and at the next petrol station storms off. When she doesn’t return, Zakes slowly realises that she too has been snatched by the white truck driver and is forced into a vicious game of cat and mouse with a ruthless killer who has terrifying plans for his human cargo.

Hush Official Site

Zakes has to convince a skeptical policeman that his girlfriend has gone missing, but when the officer goes looking for her in a maze of parked trucks, he finds more than he bargained for...

Attempting to escape from the Tar man, Zakes gets drawn into a nail-biting game of hide and seek...

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Billy was a Deaf Kid - Is that a radio strapped to your head?

Archie has made a discovery that will change the world forever. A toy radio. Archie's brother Billy, is deaf. So, Archie duct tapes the radio to his head, to help him explore a world full of sound. Sophie is Archie's girlfriend. Archie thinks he is in love with Sophie, but Sophie is not sure they know what love is. They spend their time waxing each other's noses, deciding if getting slapped is worse than getting spit on, and arguing about anything that's not worth arguing about. Then one day, Archie decides to steal Billy fare and square from their repressive sister. Sophie decides to go along for the ride. The adventure that follows will force them to seriously consider: Do relationships rely on riding couches through automatic car washes? Is a toy radio really the cure to deafness? Is it legal to throw dead animals in dumpsters? Finding the answers to these important questions makes Archie, Sophie and Billy examine their relationships in ways they never thought possible.

Directed by brothers, Rhett and Burke Lewis.

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UPDATED: 2012 - Latest viral starring Woody Harrelson

James over on Basket Case let me know about these new viral things for Roland Emmerich's disaster movie 2012. They are by a character called Charlie Frost (Woody Harrelson) who has put together some videos about how the World is coming to an end. He also has a web site called This is The End which is pretty good. Here is the first one. James has another 5 over on his site. Go check them out and tell him I sent you.

UPDATE: Charlie Frost is also spreading the word of doom over on Twitter.

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Michael J Fox in Rescue Me

''He plays a dark and twisted guy,'' says 
Denis Leary of Michael J. Fox, who appears in a four-episode arc during the FX drama's fifth season this spring. ''He freaked out the cast and crew. They were like, 'Is this what Mike is really like?''' Fox portrays the wheelchair-bound love interest of Janet (Andrea Roth), the estranged wife of Leary's Tommy.

Source: EW

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Chevy Chase looks so old. He's in Chuck.

Oh Chevy Chase..what happened? You were Fletch, you were brilliant. You used to look like this.

He's going to be starring in an episode of Chuck as an eccentric billionaire. This photo is from Entertainment Weekly. The blurb with it states:
Chevy Chase (pictured, with Zachary Levi) will pop up in three episodes beginning in early April. The funnyman plays an iconic computer genius (think: Bill Gates) whom Chuck idolizes — but who may be hatching more than just the next great laptop.
Yet they don't mention that Scott Bakula is in the shot as well? Oh Boy!

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Moon - Sam Rockwell has a release date

Collider have the good news that the superb looking Moon will be released on 12th June which, as we all know, is blockbuster season.

Collider also had this interview with Sam Rockwell and director Duncan Jones.

Check out this previous interview with Sam Rockwell, lots of clips from the film and some photos

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Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter Preview

This cool little featurette shows some footage from Tales of the Black Freighter along with the voice of Gerard Butler. That's the comic book story that is intertwined with the goings on in Watchmen. It is being released separately on DVD, Blu-Ray, and iTunes on March 24th. However, Zack Snyder has said their will be a complete Watchmen Directors Cut that will have the Black Freighter tale in the mix.
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Reverb - Record Remix Unleash

A struggling rock musician (Leo Gregory) wants to get his career back on track, so he locks himself and his band in a recording studio overnight to come up with new music. In this process the group ends up sampling an old recording with an ominous voice hidden inside the track. As more frightening events occur, the band try to unravel the truth behind the hidden plea on the record leading to a life or death battle with evil.

The film is directed by Eitan Arrusi and distributed by Swipe Films. It opens in the UK on 6th March so if Watchmen is full go and see this.

Reverb Official Site.

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The Random - Monsters Inc 2, Rocky Marciano, Friday the 13th 2, Damn Yankees, Eclipse, Mars Needs Moms,

It seems we might get a new glimpse at our favorite monsters Mike and Sully in the next few years. Blue Sky Disney is reporting that Monsters Inc. director Pete Docter is working on a sequel to his 2001 hit Pixar film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mikael Salomon will be directing Undefeated: The Rocky Marciano Story. This is the first authorized biopic about the former boxing champion. He is the only one to ever retire and remain undefeated. The film looks at Marciano's early life up until his untimely death in a plane crash in 1969. Terri Apple wrote the screenplay.

According to The Risky Business Blog, New Line Cinema and Platinum Dunes are going full steam ahead on the next installment of Friday the 13th. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, the writers that brought us the recent Friday the 13th reboot, are again drafting the script. The next film is being called "a follow-up."

In a story from Variety, it seems that New Line Cinema has attached Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal to their reboot of the famed musical, Damn Yankees. Writing the script are comedy veterans Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. Beginning on a Broadway stage in 1955 the musical won seven Tony Awards. It focuses on the mild mannered Joe Boyd, a man who loves a pro baseball team so much that he decides to sell his soul to the devil in order to aid them. Currently, the hope is that Carrey will be the devil and Gyllenhaal will play Boyd.

According to Entertainment Weekly, it looks like Drew Barrymore is on Summit Entertainment's shortlist to possibly direct Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight series.

Seth Green will star in Walt Disney Pictures and ImageMovers' performance-capture feature Mars Needs Moms! says The Hollywood Reporter. An adaptation of the Berkeley Breathed children's novel, the story follows a boy named Milo (Green) who stows away aboard a spaceship to rescue his mom (Joan Cusack) after she was kidnapped by aliens. Mindy Sterling ("Austin Powers") will play the alien leader of Mars, inspiring terror in all who meet her. Dan Fogler (Fanboys) is playing Gribble, a friend of Milo. Elisabeth Harnois has also joined the cast.

Antonio Banderas has joined Woody Allen's next project says The Hollywood Reporter. He'll be joining Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts and Freida Pinto in the film which is scheduled to start shooting in London in the summer.

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The Garden - Trailer for Oscar nominated documentary

The trailer for Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s The Garden, nominated for an Oscar for best documentary this year. Set for a theatrical release this Spring, the film will hit DVD this summer.

The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community.

But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.

The Garden follows the plight of the farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble of City Hall. Mostly immigrants from Latin America, from countries where they feared for their lives if they were to speak out, we watch them organize, fight back, and demand answers:

Why was the land sold to a wealthy developer for millions less than fair-market value? Why was the transaction done in a closed-door session of the LA City Council?

Why has it never been made public?

And the powers-that-be have the same response: “The garden is wonderful, but there is nothing more we can do.”

If everyone told you nothing more could be done, would you give up?

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Franklyn - Italian Poster

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Shuttle - Trailer

When Jules and Mel return from a girls’ weekend vacation, they find themselves stranded at the airport, late on a rain-drenched night. Wanting nothing more than to get home safe and sound, they board an airport shuttle with a helpful Driver.

But what begins as a short ride home, slowly descends into darkness after a detour into a seedy neighborhood leads to a series of terrifying events that leave Mel, Jules and the other passengers fighting for their lives. It is only in the final shocking conclusion that Mel discovers the Driver’s true intentions and must summon all her wits to save herself.

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The Horsemen - New Poster

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Hitler Learns of the Dragonball Live Action Movie

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Pontypool - Trailer B

The second trailer for Pontypool which is set in a radio station in Pontypool where one day the morning team starts taking reports of extreme, bloody incidents of violence occurring in town. As the story unfolds, the radio staff soon realizes the violence that is ripping society apart is due to a virus being spread through the English language. That in turn poses a problem for a yappy radio jock and his staff holed up in the broadcast booth housed in the basement of the town's abandoned church as a slaughter rages beyond its walls.

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Friday, 27 February 2009

Race to Witch Mountain - International Trailer

The International Trailer for Race to Witch Mountain. For years, stories have circulated about a secret place in the middle of the Nevada desert, known for unexplained phenomena and strange sightings. It is called Witch Mountain, and when a Las Vegas cab driver (Dwayne Johnson) finds two teens with supernatural powers in his cab, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure he can't explain. When they discover that the only chance to save the world lies in unraveling the secrets of Witch Mountain, the race begins, as the government, mobsters and even extraterrestrials try to stop them. Race to Witch Mountain is a fun and thrilling adventure featuring incredible special effects.

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Lesbian Vampire Killers - Webisode #1

In this webisode, James Corden and Mat Horne feature some of the wild antics that go on behind the scenes at the set of Lesbian Vampire Killers.

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WTF is Watchmen?

The most highly-anticipated graphic novel movie is about to hit theaters. These knowledgeable fans can't wait. Featuring Rob Stern, Rory Panagotopulos and Joe Wengert. Written by Drew Kaufman.

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Alexander the Last - Sometimes commitment requires a little creativity.

The trailer for IFC's Alexander the Last which will debut on IFC Festival Direct on March 14, 2009. You can also check out the film at SXSW 2009.

Independent filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs, Nights and Weekends) writes, directs, and produces this intimate marriage drama focusing on the troubled union of an artistic young couple. As temptations both sexual and creative in nature challenge the couple's monogamous relationship, the façade of happiness fades to reveal the hardships of modern marriage. Jess Weixler, Justin Rice, and Jane Adams star.

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Colour from the Dark - Adaption of H. P. Lovecraft's tale

Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia's younger sister. Poor farmers, they live tilling the soil. Pietro is a good worker and a strong man who, unlike his three brothers, is not at war because of a deformed knee. Lucia is a beautiful and reserved woman dedicated to her family. Their life is peaceful and good, in spite of the hard work. One day, while drawing water from the well, Pietro and Alice accidentally free something from Earth's womb. A strange and alien color flashes underwater, at the well's bottom, then disappears. From that moment on, inexplicable events start happening all around the farm, and by night the surrounding vegetation glitters with a sinister glow. The color soon takes hold of the whole farm, and dwelling inside Pietro and his family's minds, it brings them into its sick world of pain, blood and death.

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Iron Man: Armored Adventures - Trailer for new cartoon show

While the eyes of many Iron Man fans are aimed at the potential casting for IM2, there's another version of the Armored Avenger headed our way in the all-new animated series Iron Man: Armored Adventures. Now, thanks to the good folks at Marvel.com you can see the first trailer for the series.

Iron Man: Armored Adventures follows a teenaged Tony Stark and his friends, but if you want to know who his friends, allies and enemies will be in the new show, you'll have to wait for the debut on Friday, April 24 on Nicktoons Networks.

Source: Movieweb

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Watching the Watchmen - Featurettes on all the main characters

I have quite literally just been sent these four featurettes from the people who made them. They deal with the main characters and the last on is about Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons. Lots of interviews, behind the scenes footage and other stuff.

Dr. Manhattan / Silk Spectre - Another online Watchmen exclusive. See Silk Spectre and Dr Manhattan in action. Your chance to see them in action, meet the actors and see behind the scenes before the big release on 6 March.

Nite Owl II / Rorschach - A look at the Watchmen characters Nite Owl II/Dan Dreiberg and Rorschach/Walter Kovacs with actors Patrick Wilson and Jackie Earle Haley.

The Comedian / Ozymandias - A look at the Watchmen characters The Comedian/Edward Blake and Ozymandias/Adrian Veidt with actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Matthew Goode.

Zack Snyder / Dave Gibbons - An exclusive behind the scenes chat with Watchmen director Zack Snyder and legend Dave Gibbons

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Explicit Ills - Trailer B

Explicit Ills is actor turned helmer, Mark Webber's directorial debut. The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia. Babo, an asthma ridden seven-year-old lives with his mother in the badlands of North Philly. His neighbor Demetri transforms himself into a well-read "smart" boy in order to get the girl. Michelle, a well-off art student is quick to fall into a drug induced love-affair with her dealer Jacob. Kaleef and Jill's marriage is strained as they pursue their dreams of bringing "produce to the people" as their teenage son Heslin focuses on competing in the World's Strongest Man competition. The lyrical and moving drama finds its core as all members come together in their fight for justice and self-discovery.

Written and directed by Mark Webber. Starring Paul Dano, Rosario Dawson, Lou Taylor

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Laughter Is Everything - Dark Knight Fan Film

Bryant Hodson, who made the Watchmen Page 5 film that I featured earlier, also made the above fan film featuring the Joker.

If it seems familiar that is because it is based on the Bruce Campbell Old Spice advert below (I also like this other advert Campbell did - the one where he sings Hungry Like the Wolf).

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Could Chekov be the next Green Lantern?

MTV have some interesting news on a possible Green Lantern.

Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin (Charlie Bartlett, Star Trek) is rumored to be the front-runner to play DC’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, after Ryan Gosling (“The Notebook”) and Emile Hersch (“Speed Racer”) passed on the role.

According to anonymous sources at
Latino Review, the “Green Lantern” producers are looking for a young star, but also someone familiar. The site named Yelchin, who plays Kyle Reese in the upcoming “Terminator: Salvation” and a young Pavel Chekov in the upcoming “Star Trek” film, as a potential candidate after Gosling, Hersch and upcoming “Clash of the Titans” actor Sam Worthington passed.

As one might expect, there’s some disagreement in the online world regarding the best candidate for the role of DC’s popular ring-bearer, with favorite actor of Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, and “Battlestar Galactica” star Jamie Bamber also popping up as potential stars. “Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm has also been mentioned as a worthy candidate to take up the role of Jordan

Hmm, not sure about this bit of news. He seems awfully young to play Hal. Not really watched him in anything though. What are your thoughts on it. If he is cast would he make a good Hal Jordan?

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Wolverine - 2 new photos of Hugh Jackman

Source: XMF

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The Informers - New trailer

In such works as Less Than Zero and American Psycho, Brett Easton Ellis brilliantly dissects contemporary American society, a culture in which too much is never enough. Now, adapting his own acclaimed novel for the screen, he returns to the Los Angeles of the early 1980's with a multi-strand narrative that deftly balances a vast array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con).

Connecting all his intertwining strands are the quintessential Ellis protagonists—a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing drugs—and one another—with abandon, never realizing that they are dancing on the edge of a volcano.

Filmed with uncommon glamour and grit by acclaimed Australian director Gregor Jordan, The Informers is an alternately blistering and chilling portrait of hedonism run amuck.

Director: Gregor Jordan
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder, Mickey Rourke, Austin Nichols, Amber Heard, Brad Renfro.

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Lifeforce - Poster. Where's the sexy naked space vampire?

Lifeforce. Ah yes. Naked space vampire lady going around London sucking the life out of people and turning them into space vampires. A sci-fi horror classic by Tobe Hooper and I think Patrick Stewart had a small part in it.

This poster was made by Jacob Van Loon, for a Terror Tuesday screening of Lifeforce at the Alamo Drafthouse in Texas. It's a 19" x 25.5" screenprint with blue glow in the dark inks! Printed at D&L in Seattle. Available from MondoTees.

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Bizarre Adam West Interview

When Adam West appeared on a Memphis TV station to promote a local car show in 1977, he arrived slurring his speech and wearing what can only be described as "homeless Bat-chic." Jerry "The Evil King of Memphis" Lawler then stopped by, prompting West to inexplicably lecture him on superhero sartorialism and traffic safety. Moments like this are why YouTube exists: the whole tableau is so wonderfully mystifying that it only gets better when watched out of context, particularly when West solemnly tells Lawler, "I've heard about your box." It's like you're watching his Family Guy audition tape.

Source: Boing Boing

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Zombies of the Night - Low Budget UK horror film

This looks very nice especially considering it is a low budget film. Below is the synopsis and a few trailers for it.
Tom, a carefree guy, living in his parents caravan in Devon, fights for his survival! 'In just the last few hours, there have been serious reports concerning the recent epidemic of foot and mouth. Disturbing eye witness accounts have explained how the disease is now possibly airborne, and could have mutated in to a deadly human virus.
British Phoenix Films and Burn Hand Film Productions got together to produce it.

It is directed by Stuart Brennan and stars Joe Bone. They describe it as, "It's not a scientific, discover a cure movie - it's a how the hell am I going to survive this adventure. The idea for the film was very simple. If I literally woke up to discover my parents had become zombies - what the hell would I do? Would I believe it? Would I survive it? Who would believe me?"

Source: Quiet Earth & Dread Central

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Crank 2: High Voltage - German Poster

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Patient J - Joker Fan Film

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Watchmen Page 5 - Brilliant fan film

This is fantastic. Looks amazing. It was made by Bryant Hodson and FCT rightly call it one of the best Watchmen fan films out there. I want to see more of the pages though! Here is what Bryant had to say about it.
I made this as a final project in a media production class as a senior in high school. I tried to adapt page 5 of the graphic novel, WATCHMEN, into a movie. As you will probably notice, I followed Sin City's production techniques and used some of the score that best fit the mood of the page in my opinion. I did the best I could. Finished it in two weeks time. Let me know what you think. Compare it to the page!

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Andre the Giant says "Anybody want a peanut?"

Source: riot rite right clit clip click

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Knowing - 3 clips from Nicholas Cage's latest film. What is his hair saying now?

Nicolas Cage (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Leaving Las Vegas) stars in Knowing, a gripping action-thriller of global proportions about a professor who stumbles on terrifying predictions about the future-and sets out to prevent them from coming true. His increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster-and the ultimate sacrifice.

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Franklyn - Production Design

This featurette focuses on the film's setting and the differences in photography.

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Franklyn - The Director speaks

This featurette focuses on the film's story, as told by director Gerald McMorrow. Helmer discusses the story's roots.

Starring Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green, Sam Riley.

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The Neverending Story - The Early Years

Thanks to Alan S for sending me this.

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World - Bill Pope will make sure it looks lovely

Bill Pope is the cinematographer on such films as Army of Darkness, The Matrix, and Spider-Man 2. I thought all three of them were great and all looked lovely.

Therefore, the fact that he is working with Edgar Wright on Scott Pilgrim vs The World (as seen on the clapperboard above) should mean that this mix of live action / CGI / traditional animation will look very nice indeed. Just for the record the photo was taken on the outskirts of Toronto.

Source: First Showing

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Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter, Salvador Dali) Tells Us a Story

Robert Pattinson tells his Best Story Ever to Canadian TV Show, The Hour.

Source: Film Drunk

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Franklyn - The Audience

Featurette for Franklyn focuses on the audience's response to the film's unique genre.

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Pandorum - New photos of the sci-fi hypersleep film

Overture films have released these 3 new photos from the sci-fi film Pandorum. It is directed by Christian Alvart and stars Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster but I don't think Dennis is in any of these. Foster is the blond guy above. However, the Quaidster is in some older photos. Oh and some here.
"Two crewmen awaken from hyper-sleep aboard a spacecraft. None of their equipment is working, and their memories are incomplete. What was their mission? How much time has passed? Where are they? Who are they? As they try to piece things together, they discover they are not alone, and the ship's new inhabitants - tribal warriors carrying crudely made weapons - are moving among them, intent on killing all aboard. As the space travelers unravel the frightening and deadly secrets the ship harbors, they realize the survival of mankind hinges on their actions. They must regain control of the ship before PANDORUM takes over."
Source: Movieweb

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Eddie Murphy to play Richard Pryor. Who'll play Gene Wilder?

Some news from Entertainment Weekly.
Writer/director Bill Condon, who just completed his debut run as producer of the 2009 Academy Awards, is shopping his script Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? to the studio subsidiaries and independent distributors around town. Eddie Murphy is attached to star. Sources tell EW.com that Fox Searchlight, the studio behind this year's big Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire, is interested in the film. The studio, which declined comment, has a relationship with Condon, having partnered with the director on his 2004 feature Kinsey. Condon, who most recently wrote and directed Dreamgirls, had the Pryor biopic set up at The Weinstein Company but was able to pull it out when the indie outfit put it into turnaround. He initially was hoping to secure $30 million to produce the film, but that number, sources say, has dropped down to $25 million. Murphy, who has featured Pryor impersonations in his act as far back as the 1987 concert movie Raw, seems a likely choice for this role.
Is Eddie Murphy the right choice to play Pryor? Murphy was great in Dreamgirls, but his track record recently hasn't been so good.

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Franklyn - Costume Design Featurette

Featurette for Franklyn focuses on the film's costume design, including the title character's (Ryan Phillippe) mask.

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Stag Night of the Dead - Anyone fancy a game of Zomball?

If the mysterious plague sweeping the nation wasn't bad enough, Dean is still going ahead with his doomed wedding tomorrow morning. That leaves him with a choice. Pick up the button holes and chocolate fountain as instructed by bridezilla Elaine, or go with five mates (and a stripper) to play 'Zomball' at a top secret military compound where you get to shoot zombies with huge stun guns. Disobeying the golden rule of Zomball ('never never humiliate a zombie') the stags face overwhelming odds from the massed undead and each stag is hunted down. The truth about Zomball is finally revealed and suddenly the mother-in-law is the least of Dean's problems.

Official Site

Cheers to shrew69 for pointing this out.

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Watchmen - Even more promotional stuff. This time from the Watchmen universe

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more Watchmen promotional material along comes this. It is all stuff from official Flickr page of fake magazine ads, newspaper clippings, auction listings, and many other things that Warner Bros put together to go in the film. Some of it may never be seen on the big screen but it does go to show the amount of work that has gone into it.

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Thursday, 26 February 2009

Clean Coal Air Freshener - Reality Ad directed by the Coen Brothers

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The Naked Gun: What 4? -- The Rhythm of Evil.

Did you like The Naked Gun? You know, starring Leslie Neilson back when he was funny. I enjoyed the first one (loved Airplane! and Police Squad) but thought the sequels headed quickly downhill. Mind you they all had some funny bits and some highly quotable lines.

Now a Paramount employee gave Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere a copy of the script for The Naked Gun: What 4? - The Rhythm of Evil.

This is some of what he had to say about it
What makes funny funny? There's no explaining the how and why (and if you do you kill the joke), but I know it when I read it. And this script, penned by veteran sardonic-comedy guy Alan Spencer (Sledge Hammer, Hexed), made me laugh. It's funny in a dry, smart, surreal-toxic sexual way. But then I'm from Mars so what do I know?

On top of which the films that I direct in my head when I'm reading stuff like this are always underplayed in an Ingmar Bergman-esque way, and the tendency of many (if not most) professional comedy directors is to broaden and underline so the least sophisticated dolts in Mumbai will get the joke. But the best stupid comedies are never aimed low -- they're written and directed by smart guys, and played as straight as Hamlet and aimed at jazz musicians and corporate CEOs and people who donate foundation money. Because once you start winking at the audience, you're dead.

The three lead cop characters in Naked Gun: What 4? are Det. Vince Conklin ("Look, I represent the new America, the average person on the street desperate for change... like pennies, nickles, dimes"), Police Commissioner Roy McGlade (flip, blunt, crusty but benign) and Lt. Erica Litvak (30s, no-nonsense, a looker). Nielsen's Lt. Frank Drebin has been put out to pasture, of course -- living in Florida, golfing -- so it's wide open for whatever.

All I know is that "it's ugly out there....like a boil on the buttock of a Sumo wrestler suffering from excema." That's a throwaway line from page four, delivered by a minor character.
How do you like them apples?

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50 Cent or Fiddy as I like to call him is going to Saints Row

To help promote the launch of 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, the titular rapper held a telephone press conference with reporters from around the country. Though the press event focused on his just-released third-person shooter for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, the actor-rapper-producer also made an announcement that he is developing a new game-related film project.

"With my relationship with THQ, you'll actually see me develop Saints Row into a screenplay and into a film project," 50 Cent--real name Curtis James Jackson III--proclaimed. "I'm optioning the rights to that now, so you'll see that before you see me attempt to do [a film adaptation of my games]. He did not offer further details on the project, which has yet to be announced by THQ or any film studio. A third Saints Row game is currently in development at Volition Inc.

Source: Gamespot (via Filmstalker)

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The World Will Look Up and Shout "Save Us," and I'll Whisper, "Bite My Shiny Metal Ass"

"Who watches the Futuramen?" is the question that Matt Groening and Alan Moore is asking in their new upcoming movie Watcharama.

Watchmen / Futurama Mashup.

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Yatterman - Character Posters

Nice looking posters. Check out the review for the adaption of Yatterman by Takashi Miike as well as the trailer.

The film stars
Kyôko Fukada, Sho Sakurai, Sadao Abe, Saki Fukuda, Katsuhisa Namase and Anri Okamoto

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The Onion - Are video games adequately preparing us for the post-apocalyptic future?

Source: Quiet Earth

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UPDATED: Bunny and the Bull - Comedy road movie set in a flat. Moss, Howard Moon and Vince Noir are in it

Bunny & The Bull is a comedy road movie set entirely in a flat. Stephen Turnbull hasn't been outside in months, and when he finds his mind hurtling back to the disastrous trek around Europe he undertook with his friend Bunny a catalogue of adventures unfold. Stephen's flat becomes the springboard for an extraordinary odyssey through lands made up of snapshots and souvenir replica landmarks within his imagination. Bunny and the Bull is a touching and beautiful journey to the end of the room.

UPDATE: Just posted a new story about Noel Fielding talking about The Mighty Boosh film.
Directed by Paul King (The Mighty Boosh) it stars Edward Hogg as Stephen, Simon Farnaby as Bunny and Verónica Echegui as Eloisa.
However, it also stars Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, Garth Merenghi's Dark Place), Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd) and Julian Barrett (The Mighty Boosh, Nathan Barley). The fact they are in it and listening to the plot does make it sound very Boosh like which is a very good thing in my book. Wonder if there will be any crimping in it?

Source: Quiet Earth
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H2 - First look at Rob Zombie's Halloween Sequel

Here is the first image from Michael Myer's second outing under the watchful eye of Rob Zombie. Not much to see apart from someone in a bad way. The good folks over at Killer Film had the pic.

The sequel is set to again star Tyler Mane as Michael and Malcolm McDowell is back as Dr Loomis.

What did you think of Zombie's first go of the Halloween franchise?

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The Boat that Rocked - Behind the scenes featurette

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Up - Another character poster. Look at the doggy

UPDATED: Splice - Cool photos of Dren are out

Bloody Disgusting have these photos of Splice. The new film by Vincenzo Natali. I posted other photos a while back.
It stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley as scientists who create a new life form called Dren (Delphine Chanéac). Think Dren can feel the love from them above.

UPDATE: Executive produced by Guillermo del Toro, the film tells of Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists who defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named Dren, the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators - only to have that bond turn deadly.
Sounds a bit like Frankenstein with a hint of Species but an awful lot of First Born - that old TV show with Charles Dance who plays a scientist who spliced together human and animal DNA (Gorilla to be precise) to create a new organism. This time the kid was called Gor. You can guess how that turned out.
I still think Dren looks like Herr Starr from the Preacher comics with that weird scar she's got.

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