Defiance is an amazing story that suffers from a poor telling. It is mired in heavy handedness, never freeing itself to be anything other than a tale of revenge. With that said, there are some totally sweet battle sequences and good tough guy-ness on the part of Craig and Schreiber that make the movie a decent view.
Three Jewish brothers escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in danger.
This recent addition of Randy Couture to the cast of Expendables put the movie in the running for an Oscar in the categories of Broken Arms, One Punch Knock Outs, Roundhouses, and maybe even Spinning Pile Drivers. With Mickey Rourke joining, the film will surely be in contention for Best Comeback, Best Supporting Steroid Habit, and Creative Accomplishment in the Category of Human Growth Hormone. This movie is going to be sweet. That and more in your morning news.
Synopsis: Former heavyweight boxing champ, Cleon Salmon, is the celebrity owner of an upscale Miami restaurant. In debt to the Yakuza, the Champ “inspires” his waitstaff with a one-night-only contest: Top selling waiter gets $10,000; lowest selling waiter gets his face punched in by the Champ himself. Release date is TBD.
This an exciting time for television afficionados. Yeah you're going to have to wait another two weeks for Lost or Battlestar Gallactica, so why not dabble in some new shows, right? Come on, its the 90's! If you're not the adventurous type, theres a retrospective Star Trek 25th Anniversary followed by Shatner's Raw Nerve with special guest…Spock! Homeland Security USA 8/7c on ABC Robert Deniro,Homeland Security – Watch more Free Videos
It seems like we get more Watchmen footage every week. At this rate we will have seen the entire movie by the time it's released. Which will be in 2012 because of the drag-out legal battle between studios over rights. Why does Hollywood always insist in getting in the way of our entertainment? And here's another thing: Why do the Japanese get new scenes in their trailers? I get SO angry at Hollywood for being un American. Commies. Hollywood: I'm watching you.
I would have a LOT of trouble competing in this event because I would just stop on the first girl and lay there. I'm saying this from experience. Man, I really miss college.
I use Comcast because of the no-contracts thing, so I have no idea how direct TV works. But I like the idea of being able to use my computer to pick what I want to record. One of the biggest problems with the interface I use is that searching for shows requires entering in words one letter at a time using the remote, kind of like registering a high score in an old school arcade game. I thought this commercial was actually OK. Very subtle. The future of TV is only going to be integrating it with your computer until they are the same entity (I know, BOLD prediction). My suggestion is that Comcast implement this feature and get the Dark Knight to explain how it works.
Title: Terminator:SalvationDirector: McGCast: Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, Sam Worthington, Moon Bloodgood, CommonSynopsis: John Connor is facing a future that's not entirely what his mother laid out as he faces the robotic hordes of Skynet.Genre: Sci-Fi & FantasyRelease Date: May 22, 2009
From CAGE POTATO. One of the reasons that American Gladiators tanked is that it's just not violent enough. Watching people smack each other with giant Q-Tips on a padded pedestal 7 feet above waist-deep water is just not the same as seeing Kimbo Slice get pummeled in an octagonal cage. We are Americans. We need the specter of real injury in our competition. It looks like Gina Carano, one of AG's strong/sexy women might have some employment opportunities somewhere that won't be shut down after one season. Read the full story HERE.
Title: My Bloody Valentine 3-D Director: Patrick Lussier Cast: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Kevin Tighe, Tom Atkins Synopsis: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine’s Day, he woke up…and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed. Ten years later, Tom Hanniger returns to Harmony on Valentine’s Day, still haunted by the deaths he caused. Genre: Horror Release Date: January 16, 2009
Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working. Studio: LionsgateRating: n/aRelease Date: April 17th, 2009Babes to Watch For: Amy Smart
It just absolutely boggles the mind that some movies get made. I feel like it's my DUTY to find these gems and let you know about them. It's not even 11AM on Monday and I've already found one that I think is going to be hard to top the rest of the week. Just sit back and ask yourself: what type of hooker debt did Lt. Chekov get himself into that he would need to be in a movie about a baby-octupus alien boy hatched from a dude's front-butt? And how did Cameron from Ferris Bueller take such a hard fall? Does he also have really bad hooker debt. Guys! You and your hookers. So many questions. So few answers, and even more hookers.
Title: Black Dynamite Director: Scott Sanders Cast: Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Nicole Sullivan, Mykelti Williamson, Mike Starr Synopsis: This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House. Genre: Action & Adventure Release Date: January 15, 2009
The Unborn follows the story of a young woman Casey (Odette Yustman) that's haunted by a menacing ghost-devil-child that threatens everyone in she loves. In order to stop the Nazi cursed ghost that gains strength by inhabiting people, Casey must travel to the terrifying unknown to end the curse forever. Michael Bay Produces!Studio: UniversalRating: PG-13Release Date: January 9th, 2009
It's the first monday of the rest of your life. We have a black president. Marley and Me is still dominating our box office. Despite the crumbling economy and the increasing probability that the rapture will occur in YOUR lifetime, moving pictures continue to be a profitable business. Netflix is going to be built into your TV. And Steve Jobs told the world that there is something wrong with his hormones, but that he will live. All of this in our morning news links. The future, dear Junkies, is a bright one.
I probably should have been a Ninja. Or at least a Korean Pop star who plays a Ninja in a movie. I have missed my calling. I blame my parents for never letting me go to Ninja camp or join the Korean Pop Star team in high school. This is a great behind the scenes vid of what goes into fight choreography in the production of Ninja Assassin, a film produced by the Wachowski brothers and directed by James McTeigue.The film stars stars Korean pop star Rain (Speed Racer) as Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them… and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge.
Still hungover from New Years huh? Monday TV's got your back. Better make some three layer microwave nachos and watch the Fiesta Bowl, and then chill out with six whole hours of Lost reruns (you knew season 5 premiers in 16 days right?!). Only time cures hangovers (those pills at 7/11 don't work, believe me) and everyone knows that's best spent in front of your TV. The Fiesta Bowl: OSU vs Texas 5:15 on FOX Fiesta Bowl Boise State Vs Oklahoma – Watch more Free Videos
It looks like they let the guys from Jackass direct a film with Jason Statham in it. It's about that quality and has the same sort of camera work. But it's also totally badass. I liked the first Crank, mainly because of the scene where he bones the girl in the middle of a street. Also, this version has Dwight Yoakum. And Cory Haim. That automatically makes it more awesome. Crank 2: High Voltage Red Band Trailer – Watch more free videos
Amid a massive lawsuit between studios for releasing rights, Buzz for Watchmen is still being pumped out. Here's a recently released featurete with Zach Snyder breaking down the movie. He mentions that this is the first time a superhero movie has social commentary, which is kind of bullshit. All superhero movies are some sort of social commentary, including 300, which shined light on the plight of gay Spartans. Enjoy the vid. It's long enough to feel almost spoiler-ish.
Out with aught eight and in with the big '09. What hell happened this past year? Instead of reflecting on the global $#!t show, remember the good times, like when that guy threw his boots at George W., or when Michael Phelps won 14,000 gold medals for America. Look toward the future with a bottle of champagne, a bunch of random friends, and of course with your best friend of all, TV. Here's what's on tonight.
The Associated Press reported today that James Cameron's The Terminator has been selected for entry into the National Film Registry archive preserving it for other generations to see. The purpose of the registry which was established by Congress in 1989 is to help showcase America's cinema history and heritage. Some may wonder to the exact reason why The Terminator was selected along with this year's other entries, but I have my own opinion on the matter. I have a feeling that after the Great Robot War is over future historians will have something to look back on and pinpoint why we allowed our metal masters to take over in the first place.
The main response I have heard from people that (waste their lives) read Twilight is that the movie did a really crappy job of adapting the book. I saw the movie and it was really bad. I it's rare that I say a movie is really bad– this is one of the few times. I also have a few friends at Summit (the company that released the movie) who have mentioned on numerous occasions that Catherine Hardwicke, the recently fired director was totally incompetent and a total bitch. Which is why she was fired. So now the fact that there is fan-girl uproar about a new, more competent director being put in her place confuses me. Actually, the fact that there are Twilight fan girls confuses me. Ok fine, girls confuse me. Here's a video from Reelz that breaks down some of the "controversy" about the forthcoming New Moon
While most americans are going to be living in the hollowed, rusted shells of their SUV's and eating ketchup soup out of an old boot, the rest of the world is going to be going to the movies. According to Variety Paramount racked up 2 Billion in foreign sales this year, thanks in most part to Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda (we're looking at you, China). That's pretty impressive considering we're in a global recession. As more and more countries sprout middle income brackets, foreign sales will continue to increase. And although you can't eat it if you are currently jobless, here is your morning news.
There are two times when it comes in VERY handy that I speak fluent Japanese: ordering sushi and deciphering martial arts movie trailers. Let me translate this one for you. "A woman who is able to kick really fast and jump off of walls and shit has to TOTALLY beat the crap out of a bunch of dudes…in Japan."
A few parts of this trailer made me laugh, so it seems worth posting. Mockumentaries can either buckle under the weight of lackluster acting or be totally brilliant. Nothing will every beat Spinal Tap.Synopsis: A mockumentary about an aspiring inventor who dreams of winning an annual young inventor award. The only problem is… he's never made an invention that works.
With the holiday lag and all, we have a few trailers to get you up to speed on. And what better way to start the day than with a bit of Lesbian Vampire Killers? We posted the poster a few weeks back. Yes, it's a comedy, but its guaranteed to be sexy & bloody as well. And possibly even contribute to the rights of same sex female vampire couples everywhere.Lesbian Vampire Killers Teaser – Watch more free videos
NBC Universal is using the intrawebs more and more to their advantage. In order to keep fans up to date with their favorite shows they have been deploying Webisodes to have audiences stay connected in between the network broadcasted episodes during the holiday repeats. It seems that this is the next step into viral campaigns. Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, Chuck, and The Office are just some that have been using side stories to maintain a continuous pulse within their fan base. For other things you can find on the internet here's some links.
Synopsis: When rag doll '9' first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction.My Prediction: Someday the human race will destroy itself and children's toys WILL rule this planet.