This is in absolutely no way movie related, but interesting nonetheless.
Filed under: DVD This Week | Tags: city of men, drillbit taylor, dvd, meet the browns, movies, new releases, vantage point
Normally, I would have a top recommendation of this weeks new releases, but sadly, I don’t feel as though any of them warrant my humble stamp of approval. So here’s what’s new on DVD this week:
As always, for a complete list, check out VideoETA.com.
Filed under: News | Tags: christian bale, helena bonham carter, mcg, movies, terminator salvation
According to /film:
“What I saw with Terminator was what I saw with Batman Begins,” Bale told /Film at The Dark Knight junket.”
Furthermore, Helena Bonham Carter has been pinned for a “small but pivotal role.”
Filed under: News | Tags: bill moseley, darren lynn bousman, genetic opera, movies, paris hilton, repo, trailer
The new Trailer for Repo! The Genetic Opera has hit the net.
Interestingly enough though, according to the films IMDB page,
“Darren Lynn Bousman originally refused to hold an audition for Paris Hilton. He did not think she would be capable, and feared media backlash or accusations of stunt casting. When he finally caved in, Paris came to the audition dressed “perfectly for the part,” and “rocked” the sound booth audition. After he audition, he was convinced she should play the role.”
So who knows, maybe this will be Paris’ breakout performance. I’m sure a lot of people thought the same about Marky Mark when he left the funky bunch to pursue acting.
We get this news via /film
“Richard Kelly’s new film The Box finished shooting four plus months ago, and the first test screening is supposedly later this week. So we can probably expect to see the movie in theaters in October, November or December, right? Wrong.
According to Collider, Warner Bros is planning a 2009 release for the Donnie Darko director’s ney’s w sci-fi film. Not only that, but the date they are eyeing is over a year away – September 11th 2009. Why are they interested in a date so far away? And why September 11th? Does the date have anything to do with the plot? Not that I’m aware of. Of course, everything could change if the test screening scores are through the roof.”
This does seem a bit strange. But if you think about it, Richard Kelly’s films haven’t exactly been huge box office successes. It’s not like he’s had any huge failures (at least not that I’m aware of), but his biggest hit was Donnie Darko which nobody had even heard of until it hit dvd. So my best guess is that Warner Bros wants to find an opening weekend with little competition, so they’re gonna sit back and see how things go. But what do I know, that’s just a guess.
Filed under: News | Tags: guy ritchie, lock stock and two smoking barrels, movies, rocknrolla, snatch
RocknRolla is set to hit theatres on October 31, 2008.
Filed under: News | Tags: army of the dead, bruce campbell, movies, my name is bruce, zach snyder
Shocktillyoudrop has a lots of good news to report today.
“Some people maybe thought the film fell out or that there was something wrong with it,” Richardson says, touching on Bruce‘s slow journey getting before wide audiences. It was roughly a year ago that it screened to CineVegas film fest attendees. “We did our shoot, put it in the can and the studio that financed it liked it so much they gave us more money to do a second shoot. We beefed it up so it could go into the theaters.”
According to IMDB, the film is about B Movie Legend Bruce Campbell who is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster in a small town in Oregon.
I don’t know how wide of a release this movie will have, but more than likely, it will be pretty small. So if you want to see this movie, chances are you’re going to have to wait for the dvd. Also, they’re already planning a sequal!
enjoy the trailer here.
STYD also managed to speak with Zach Snyder about Army of the Dead.
In the hustle and bustle of Tuesday night’s Saturn Awards ceremony in Universal City, California, ShockTillYouDrop.com managed to squeeze a mini-update from Zack and Deborah Snyder (300) regarding Army of the Deadwhich the pair are producing.
With director Matthijs van Heijningen locked in place, Zack, who is busy in post-production on Watchmen, hopes shooting will begin, “Really soon. The studio [Warner Bros.] seems to love our director and love our script. The movie, for me, is all about spectacle and being crazy, so it’s just trying to find a balance with the studio.”
Deborah adds, “We’re hoping to start this fall.”
Written by Joby Harold (interview), Army of the Dead is set in a quarantined Las Vegas in the not-too-distant future and focuses on a father who tries to save his daughter from imminent death in a zombie-infested world.
I hope that some of the visual masterpieces from 300 can carry over into this film. While I usually despise CGI in zombie flicks, I can give Mr. Snyder the benefit of the doubt with this one.