Death Race is basically Mad Max meets Battle Royale meets The Island meets Death Race 2000 meets The Shawshank Redemption. But with the dude from the Transporter. Who is also in Cranked. Add that together and its definitely worth watching.
I've been holding off posting about the casting news for Quintin Tarantino's 2009 WWII epic for a couple of days because no one could actually get the story straight. But now it seems like the dust has settled a little and a few actors are left holding machine guns.
When Roger Corman’s Death Race 2000 came out in 1975 it spooked a lot of people. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a race in the future (now the past) where the contestants got points for running down pedestrians. The tagline was “In The Year 2000 Hit And Run Driving Is No Longer A Felony.
By now we all know that Heather Ledger did the best thing any human being has ever done in the history of the world when he played the Joker. (Just because he was really good doesn't mean I can't be a sarcastic jerk about it). But these concept images that were used before the movie started shooting look even creepier than the actual Joker.
Quentin Tarantino has been working on the script for his World War II movie since way back in 2001. It's finally, apparently, ready for mass consumption, which could really mean anything when it comes to that crazy man. There are differing accounts as to what the story is actually about, but there's a good chance it's going to be show like a western and focus around some very burly men (QT not-included in the "burly" part) making their way through WWII. If nothing else, there will no doubt be a lot of swearing and violence. Score. Studio: The Weinstein Company Rating: TBA Release Date: 2009 TBA
More to come.
First look pictures of the upcoming adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road were just released.This is by far one of the creepiest books I have read in my entire life. You know Cormac McCarthy as the author of No Country For Old Men. Check em out.
I didn't hate Chris Cornell's theme for Casino Royale, but I always wondered how much better it would've been if it was done by a cheeky British guy who sounds like he's been listening to Flight of the Conchords way too much. Now, thanks to this proposed Quantum of Solace theme song, I know. The verdict: Yeah, it's kind of funny, I guess.
Put the weird name out of your head for a minute and concentrate on the fact that James Bond is back and, juding by the poster and the trailers, well armed. The story picks up where Casino Royale left off, with 007 kicking the British asses of everyone he can point a gun at.
It's kind of like The Devil Wears Prada, except it's not for complete idiots. Simon Pegg plays a fictionalized version of real-life writer Toby Young who worked his way up through the magazine ranks, getting into hilarious situations along the way.
Well, Grindhouse seems to have had at least one success, because fake trailers have become all the rage recently. Tropic Thunder is apparently chock full of them and now we have this one, which is apparently part of a viral marketing campaign for Fox's upcoming flick, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
After cutting the ol' ball and chain with Madonna, it looks like Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) is ready to deliver what looks to be a fitting addition to the aforementioned classics. The plot invovles a large sum of dirty money thats up for grabs with a laundry list of roughnecked criminals vying for their piece–only the money ends up with a drugged u
It's been a while since Guy Ritchie has made a decent movie. This one looks pretty rad. It drops October 31st.
When Kevin Smith's new Seth Rogan comedy hit the MPAA, I feel like it probably made the old ladies they use to rate movies spit out their cat food sandwiches all over their clipboards. I can only imagine the amount of cursing and obscenity that little bearded man crammed in there.
Between reading and writing comic books, Kevin Smith found time to make another movie. This one stars Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks as a couple out to make a skin flick. If the title, plot and early controversy are any indication, it should be awesome, as long as you don't have to go see it with your parents. That could get….awkward.Studio: The Weinstein Company
This was Brad Renfro’s last movie, and it’s about people with drug problems that live in Los Angeles and can barely hold their shit together. Sound familiar? With all the hype surrounding Heath checking out before the Dark Knight dropped, will Renfro’s death help the box office?
Books by Bret Easton Ellis that are turned into Movies can go either way. On one hand, American Psycho is just pure enjoyment. On the other hand, The Rules of Attraction is sort of annoying, although it has some great scenes. The Informers is based on a book of short stories about depressed, emotionally vapid, trust fund twentysomethings in LA.
I'm a fan of both Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott so I was a little worried when I heard that their new movie would involve them buddying up with some little kids. Well, it's more like one little black kid and McLovin. But after seeing the new trailer that just debuted, I'm more optimistic. I think there are some laughs in there, even if the whole "large vs.
Entourage works because it gives a really simple look inside the fantasy life of every man. The new season starts Sept 7th on HBO. Watch it.
It's that time of year again for adults to get all fired up about a movie based on a book written for little kids. Harry is back at his school where he learns magic instead of practical stuff that would make him a useful member of society. I'm assuming all the other characters are back, too. Except for maybe Dumblefart.
Anyone who is a fan of Chuck Palahniuk’s books knows that his dark view of sex, death, and the modern male is often totally absurd yet painfully accurate. If you saw fight club and didn’t add it to your list of top ten favorite movies of all time, then you should reconsider your maleness.
I read this book back in the day and remember it being nothing short of amazing. I cannot imagine a better casting decision than Sam Rockwell for the cinematic version. He is one of the Greatest Living Actors Alive. I can't wait to see this movie.
Nothing is better at reminding you you're unemployed than daytime television programming, especially these stupid court shows. But there's something very amusing about watching Judge Judy try to save her leather ass when the whole studio starts shaking thanks to last week's earthquake. I'm actually sort of impressed that she kept it together for as long as she did.
There are two news stories that are really conflicting right now. One is the fact that the Dark Knight has made Elevendy Billion dollars and has continued to sell out theatres across the country. The second is that Morgan Freeman was in a car accident driving one of these:
Behind the massive success of the Judd Apatow’s media empire is one simple little formula. Make good movies for males, about males. You would be hard pressed to find an example of actual dude conversation more accurate than flicks like Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin; it’s funny because it’s true.
Chances are there are going to be a lot of Watchmen posts happening around here between now and 2009, but I'm trying to keep them as compact and efficient as possible. After all, chicks come around here sometimes and I don't want to go nerding the place all up.
The unfortunate thing about American Teen, the new doc by Nanette Burnstein following the lives of five cracker-ass middle-American high schoolers, is that no one starts shooting.
Kids these days. With their beepers and their drivers licenses, and their Nintendo video games. This doc takes an insider's view of four or five (its hard to tell) seniors as they navigate the ups and downs of social pressuresm including learning how to give blowjobs. It's basically Hoop Dreams, but with people who have a lot more going for them. And remember: always drink responsibly.
I hate Brendan Fraser and you should to. Think about it. The guy is rich, famous and gets hot chicks like any other A-list celebrity. How did he get there? By acting like a total jackass. Now, he has 10 more of my dollars in his pocket and I'm not very happy about it.