Monday, August 31, 2009

'Halloween 3D' Headed Our Way

Despite coming in 3rd at the box office this last weekend, the Weinstein Co. is planning a third film to the series by next year! "Halloween II" which only made $16 million over the weekend, was enough for the Weinstein's to green light a third film which is being developed for 3D. It is ironic that the Weinstein's will seek to use the very element that out did them at the box office last weekend, but I am sure when "Halloween 3D" releases it too will not place first at the box office. For the full story, see below...

Disney Consumes Marvel!

Woke up this morning to the shocking, thrilling and perplexing news that Walt Disney Co. had acquired Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion dollars! Wow, way to shake up the industry. Twitter went nuts for a good two hours with thousands of tweets of both negative and positive reaction. As I marinated over the idea, I began to grow only more and excited at all of the prospects that could happen. For all the details on what this means for both Disney and Marvel scroll down...

Another 'Bad Boys' Looms

A high octane action series I have always enjoyed is Bad Boys! I mean come on, who doesn't love Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's banter mixed with automatic weapons, fast cars and of course outrageous Michael Bay explosions? Columbia Pictures with the same assumption as I has gone and hired a writer to hash out a script for a third Bad Boys action that would reunite Will Smith, Martin Lawrence and Michael Bay. Just who has Columbia hired to pen "Bad Boys 3" you ask, scroll down for the full story...

Rambo V Shoots in Spring!

Rambo fans all hoped this announcement would finally come and over the weekend news broke that the fifth film will begin production next Spring! Sylvester Stallone will once again direct and star for Nu Image/Millennium Films in the foruth sequel to the original 1985 Rambo: First Blood. To read the full details see below...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Posters: 2012

Over the week some new posters for Ronald Emmerich's "2012" has found their way on to the net and courtesy of Yahoo I have them here for you below. The 3 new posters highlight more of the decimation that we will witness in the over-the-top destruction film releasing November 13th. Certainly the point of watching "2012" is all for the daunting special effects and seeing absolute destruction to the world we know, but the official synopsis is: An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. The film stars John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Woody Harrelson. Checkout the 4 posters below to see which cities and monuments will be shown the absolute power of nature come November 13th...

Poster: Men Who Stare at Goats

A double dip today, what a treat! Earlier today I brought you the first trailer to the upcoming George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey film titled "The Men Who Stare at Goats" and now I have the first poster for you to stare at! Based off Jon Ronson's 2004 book of the same name "The Men Who Stare at Goats" follows: A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. The founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends. The comedy is written by Peter Straughan and directed by actor turned director Grant Heslov. "The Men Who Stare at Goats" is set for a November 6th release date. More news as it breaks and checkout the poster below...

Trailer: The Descent 2

One horror film of the last 5 years that is definitely worth a viewing is The Descent by Neil Marshall. One film I never expected a sequel to is the very same movie. It seemed pointless and unnecessary and I for one hated the idea. Until I saw the first trailer some months back. The sequel picks up right where the original left off and looks like it may be a worthwhile attempt. The official synopsis reads: Terror mounts as fear cuts deeper in the chilling continuation to the globally successful horror hit THE DESCENT. Traumatized, Sarah Carter (Shauna MacDonald) emerges alone from the cave system where she confronted her darkest dread. With no rational explanation to what happened, the authorities force her back into the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing girlfriends. But as the rescue party enters further uncharted domains, flashbacks start haunting Sarah as shocking memories of the past hit home. For they are venturing into the habitat of a new tribe of Crawlers, even more viciously feral than Sarah faced before.

"The Descent 2" is directed by editor turned director Jon Harris and stars Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Krysten Cummings, Gavan O'Herlihy, Joshua Dallas, Anna Skellern and Douglas Hodge. The horror sequel currently does not have U.S. distribution deal, but will hit UK cinemas on August 31st at Fright Fest. Stay tuned as more develops on "The Descent 2" and scroll down to see both of the released trailers...



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Zombie to Ruin Another Classic

Last night prior to watching an actual good horror film, news broke that musician and director Rob Zombie has announced his next directorial effort. Unfortunately it will not be "Tyrannosaurus Rex" which will probably never happen. Instead Zombie told Variety he is looking to "break out of the horror genre" and will do so by remaking the 1958 classic The Blob with Dimension Films. Read the full report below...

Trailer: Men Who Stare at Goats

Put George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey in a movie and you already have my full attention, but then you tell me they are all starring in a film adaption of one of 2004's best books and I am estatic! What book am I talking about you ask? The Men Who Stare at Goats a non-fiction book written by Jon Ronson about the United States government and its research on New Age concepts and the potential military applications of the paranormal. Sound wacky, it is! What's better is the movie looks to have nailed the tone of the book and I can't wait till November 6th, when "The Men Who Stare at Goats" releases. The film is directed by Grant Heslov and Peter Straughan adapted the screenplay from Ronson novel. Take a gander at the trailer below...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

'New Moon' Volturi Images

Some brand new character images of the Volturi Coven have surfaced around the internet and I have them here for you to gander at. For the non-Twilight fans out there, The Volturi are an ancient coven of royal vampires who live in Italy and essentially define vampire laws and act as the police on all vampire affairs. Of the Volturi images released below you now can take a good look at Aro played by Michael Sheen, Jamie Campbell Bower playing Caius, Dakota Fanning playing Jane and Cameron Bright as Janes twin brother Alec. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" is directed by Chris Weitz and scheduled to hit theaters November 20th. Take a look at the Volturi Coven below...

Review - Grace

A pregnant mother Madeline Matheson, after loosing both her husband and unborn child in a accidental crash crash insists on carrying the baby to full term. After delivering the stillborn child, the baby mysteriously returns to life. Madeline returns home to care for the child only to find out her baby has an strong craving for human blood. Locked away from the outside world, Madeline struggles with her newborn daughter Grace, while her mother-in-law pans over how to get custody over her now deceased son's child.

Review - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts begins with the young wizard reluctant to return. After encouragement from Professor Dumbledore, Harry returns to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry only to find a mysterious textbook marked as Property of the Half-Blood Prince. Harry soon learns that the book was the property of Lord Voldemort while he was in school at Hogwarts, leaving Harry to begin uncovering the dark lord's shadowed past. While Voldemort and his Death Eaters set out to unveil their deadly plan, Harry and Dumbledore seek to find a number of Horcrux's which hold the ability to destroy Lord Voldemort once and for all.

Avast, Spielberg Eyes 'Pirate'

Argh! Me hearties, over the past moon a tale has been told that is too great not to weave, so Avast Ye! and take heed. Sea Dog and Cap'n Steven Spielberg has set his sails on his matey Michael Crichton's final book before he met Davy Jones Locker titled, "Pirate Latitudes". Sink me! Unless ye be landlubbers, me say you use yer deadlights matey and scroll down to read the full details or yer likely to be shark bait...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Trailer: Armored

A brand new trailer for Nimrod Antal's "Armored" has hit the net and I have it here for you below. I am not quite sure what to make of Antal's latest. It has a solid cast and looks to have some sweet action, but overall leaves me thinking it's just another generic action flick. Unfortunately, the newest trailer doesn't do much to get more enticed either. The trailer, like too many other now days, is way too revealing and most likely reveals all the best scenes. The action stars Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco, Fred Ward, Milo Ventimiglia, Columbus Short and Skeet Ulrich. "Armored" is set for a December 4th, 2009 release. Checkout the trailer below...

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Trailer: The House of the Devil

Yesterday I gave you the hauntingly wonderful "The House of the Devil" poster and today I have the first trailer for the film written and directed by Ti West. Just like the poster the brand new red band trailer is outstanding and definitely bolsters my anticipation for the Magnet horror film. "The House of the Devil" stars Jocelin Donahue, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen and Tom Noonan. The red band trailer sets up the 1980s set horror where a struggling college student takes a job as a babysitter for a couple who harbor a terrifying secret. The film looks delightfully scary and is set for a release on October 30th. Checkout the red band trailer below...

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Review - The Education of Charlie Banks

A coming of age story following a college student Charlie, that must relive an uncomfortable memory when an old high school acquaintance shows up on his college campus unexpected. Charlie and his best friend Danny realize that their childhood acquaintance Mick's visit is turning into a longer stay than expected and he is strangely trying to assimilate into the college lifestyle. Charlie struggles to deal with why Mick has visited and if he could possibly change his ways since their childhood.

Review - Surveillance

Two FBI agents track masked killers through three eye-witness accounts. Each victim has a completely different story of the crime leaving the agents to piece together what is reality and what is false of the vicious murders. It however becomes evident that the youngest witness knows more than she is letting on.

'Soul Train' Movie In Works!?!

Warner Brothers has announced that they intend to make a Soul Train movie based off the dancing television show and have hired Malcolm Spellman to pen a script. Variety broke the staggering news this morning and I have been unenthusiastic by the idea since. For more details on "Soul Train" scroll down...

3 New 'Up in the Air' Images

Last week our first two posters for Jason Reitman's latest comedy "Up in the Air" starring George Clooney hit the net and this week 3 new images have surfaced around the net and I have them here for you below. "Up in the Air" is based off a 2001 novel of the same name by Walter Kirn and follows Ryan Bingham (Clooney) who flies around the country for his company firing corporate employees hoping to collect 10 million frequent flyer miles before he himself is fired. The first image is of George Clooney (in what seems to be) him looking at a flight schedule board. The second image peers into what could be one of many corporate downsizing meetings Clooney's character will be apart of and the third features the talented Anna Kendrick as she sorts through her luggage pre or post-flight. "Up in the Air" does not have an official release date locked down for 2009 but is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival next month. Checkout the new images below...

New Antichrist Still!

MTV has premiered a brand new behind the scenes still of actress Charlotte Gainsbourg and director Lars Von Trier on set in his latest ultra graphic horror "Antichrist". The candid photo is a nice look at Gainsbourg in between takes, where she is dawning a very nice smile, something you won't see much of in the film. "Antichrist" took Cannes by storm with its extremely graphic nature and follows the story of a husband and wife who after a tragic event head off to a remote cabin in order to face the wife's (Charlotte Gainsbourg) darkest fears. The film is slated for a limited release on October 23rd. The film also stars Willem Dafoe as Gainsbourg's husband. Checkout the image below...

'Xander Cage' Finds The Core

The long talked about return of Vin Diesel to the XXX franchise is finally looking to happen. Diesel has talked about returning to the role off and on for years, but now THR reports that Columbia has hired a director for the third film in the franchise and intend to begin lensing early next year. Read the full details about "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" below...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Poster: The House of the Devil

A brand new poster just debuted over at Shock Till You Drop for Ti West's "The House of the Devil" and it is a nice throwback to older horror posters! The film is set in the 1980's and follows a college student Samantha Hughes, who takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual. The horror stars Jocelin Donahue as Samantha and Greta Gerwig, A.J. Bowen, Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov round out the cast. The film will have an early release on VOD October 1st and later hits theaters on October 30th. Checkout the brand new poster below...

New Sequels in Development

Today comes two stories in one post! News has broke around the net on two films getting sequels that I really can't get too excited about. One is a sequel I expected since the film released in 2008, while the other sequel has been rumored for a few years but now may very well actually have grown some legs. What films you ask are being sequalized? I am speaking about a sequel to Hancock and a sequel to The Wizard of Oz. Read more details about both of these projects below...

Teaser Trailer: Inception

Over the weekend one huge subject of talking on Twitter and other various social networking groups was this very trailer for Christopher Nolan's currently filming "Inception" slated for a 2010 release. The teaser trailer hit the net yesterday and I have it here for you below. The trailer gives the viewer a sneak peek into the film which has been described as a tale set within the architecture of the human mind. After watching the trailer I am very intrigued, but I can't say I am as excited as some have seemed through their tweets. I definitely am interested to see where this film goes and how well recieved the final film is. Checkout the trailer below, "Inception" is slated for a July 16th, 2010 release.

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Trailer: Youth in Revolt

A film that is ranked #9 on my Top 25 Most Anticipated Films Left in 2009 is "Youth in Revolt" and over the weekend our first trailer broke for the coming of age comedy starring Michael Cera. The trailer looks perfect and only raises my interests in the comedy higher. The said trailer give people who have never read the book a big window into the story, maybe even too much, but I could careless and remain excited for October 30th when "Youth in Revolt" releases. Checkout the trailer below...


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Friday, August 21, 2009

Hardwicke Boards Gothic 'Hood'

Earlier this month I reported that Appian Way had hired The Orphan screenwriter David Leslie Johnson to pen a script of "The Girl With the Red Riding Hood". Yesterday news on the project developed further with Twilight and Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke becoming attached as director for the gothic re-imagining of the classic tale. Read all the details below...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

'Holmes' Moriarty Rumors Swirl

A interesting rumor popped up this week stating that Brad Pitt may in fact have a small cameo in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. A London tabloid broke the rumor stating that Warner Bros. wanted a bigger setup of Sherlock Holmes most well known nemesis Moriarty, and Pitt would play him. Warner Brothers quickly debunked the tabloid claim seeming to hush the rumor, but yesterday MTV and Latino Review broke stories that may point to the claim being not so fabricated. Read the full story below...

'Millions' & 'Dirty' Remakes

Unfortunately, today's post is yet another example of Hollywood dumpster diving for previous titles to rake in some quick cash. Alas, two more remakes have been green-lit. One of them being a hell of a lot more popular than the other, but the other having numerous incarnations throughout the years in film making. Scroll down to read the details on a "Brewster's Millions" and "Dirty Dancing" remakes...

Poster: Antichrist

One film that I definitely am dying to see this year in Lars von Trier's "Antichrist". The film has recieved an enormous amount of buzz based off the shocking nature to the film and the latest poster is a verbal reminder of that buzz. The new poster is simple with critic reviews pasted down the middle. The poster also reminds the on-looker exactly why the film is rated R. The poster is perfect because it will definitely weed out people who would be turned off by the film anyhow. The trailers are a bit deciving and this new poster is much better for giving clear indication of what you can expect in von Trier's latest. "Antichrist" stars Willem Dafoe and Charolette Gainsburg and is set for a October 23rd release. Have a look at the new poster below and I through in the previously released trailer for any of you who have not seen it yet.

Zemeckis 'Yellow Submarine'

On no, I really hope this ends up not happening! Variety has broke a story that Robert Zemeckis and Disney are eyeing The Beatles classic animated film "Yellow Submarine". Zemeckis wants to do it in 3D motion capture like he has previously done with The Polar Express and this year's "A Christmas Carol". To read more about this disappointing project scroll down...

Trailer: Avatar

One film that I have become less and less interested in is James Cameron's "Avatar". I love James Cameron and all, but I think people have gotten a little too excited over a director who hasn't made a film since 1997! I skipped the Comic Con panel and will not be attending 19 minutes of "Avatar" tomorrow in IMAX 3D. Quite honestly, I think I would have been happier if I didn't even watch this brand new trailer and just waited till December 18th before I make any judgements.

Trailer: The Wolfman

I was very skeptical about Universal's "The Wolfman" and then this morning hit. I watched the trailer and was surprised that that all my fears may be for not! Joe Johnston looks to have nailed the vibe and Wolfman looks perfect (even in the small glimpses we got). The trailer sets up the story of the Wolfman legacy and introduces Benicio Del Toro coming home to visit his family prior to being attacked by a werewolf. From there, you get the picture! "The Wolfman" stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Art Malik and releases February 12th 2010. Checkout the first full trailer below and as an added bonus, I have 16 glorious stills from the trailer for you to checkout before watching the trailer...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another Scribe for 'Shazam!'

Warner Brothers who are desperately trying to amp up other DC super heroes outside of Batman have hired another writer to take a go at Captain Marvel. THR reports the studio has tapped Bill Birch to pen a draft. DC writer Geoff Johns is assisting Birch get a draft the studio can finally lense. To read more details see below...

'Wolfman' Shows Some Paw

A film I was once ecstatic about is Universal's update of "The Wolfman", but the film has been pushed, prodded and changed so many times I am not sure what to think of it. The biggest indicator that the movie could be a colossal waste of time was when Universal pushed the film from a prime November release to February of next year! January - February have always been a time for terrible releases! Despite my interests decreasing over time a brand new image has debuted over at Shock Till You Drop of the wolf man himself. Well not exactly the whole wolf man, but a nice view of his deadly claws! "The Wolfman" is directed by Joe Johnston (Jumanji and The Rocketeer) and stars Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Anthony Hopkins. It is slated for a February 12th, 2010 release, unless of course Universal decides to move it once again. More news on "The Wolfman" as it drops. Checkout the new image below...

'Wild Things' Score Details

I usually don't post too much music news, but today I can't pass it up! My most anticipated film this year is no doubt "Where the Wild Things Are" and one aspect to the film that I have been uber-excited about is the soundtrack by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Pitchfork media broke news this afternoon that the first single to the soundtrack will hits iTunes on Tuesday Auguest 25th! The single is called "All is Love" and was featured in the mini documentary shown at Comic Con and later released online. The full soundtrack will be available September 29th a few short weeks before "Where the Wild Things Are" hits cinemas.

Trailer: Bronson

One movie I have let sit for too long is "Bronson", I have had a screener of this film since after Sundance and have yet to watch. Today, I am reminded how much I wanted to see this flick by the latest trailer that has been released. The trailer coincides with the theatrical release of the film that is at long last finally recieving its due this October. Read more about "Bronson" and watch the trailer below...

Redford Doing Lincoln Too

We know that Steven Spielberg wants to do an Abraham Lincoln bio-pic, but now Robert Redford has his own Lincoln story to tell. Variety reports that Redford is moving forward on production of "The Conspirator" later this year as his next directing effort. The film will follow the story of Mary Surratt, a women who was convicted and hanged for offering aide to John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln's assassin. Read more details below...

Summit Sniffing 'The Beaver'

Back in July I reported about Jodie Foster's next project titled "The Beaver" in which she is directing and starring alongside Mel Gibson. The film is scheduled to begin lensing in September in New York, however until now no studio was behind the project for distributing rights. Variety reports that Summit Entertainment is in final negotiations for world distributing rights for "The Beaver". To read all the details scroll down...

New 'Halloween 2' Image

Not sure how I feel about this latest picture of Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie's "Halloween 2". The pictured debuted over at IGN, but I have it here for you to look at below. In the picture, Strode is wearing a very familiar costume we can remember the young Michael Myers wearing in Zombie's first Halloween. Most likely this image comes from a dream sequence Lauri has, but who knows, maybe she decides to join her older brother in a killing spree! We do know that Zombie has said this will be his last attempt at Halloween and it seems that the director has thrown a hodge-podge from the original Halloween series into the sequel. This image of Strode in costume screams Halloween 5! What's ironic is Danielle Harris who is strapped down in the image was in Halloween 5 wearing a very similar costume. "Halloween 2" releases August 28th and stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Danielle Harris and unfortunately Sheri Moon Zombie. Checkout the full image below....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

'Mother's Day' Cast Growing

Tonight some casting news has broke on Darren Bousman's remake of the Troma horror "Mother's Day". THR and Dread Central report that 5 new actors have joined True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll in the remake set to begin filming next month in Winnipeg. Just who has Bousman selected you ask? Read the full report below...

New 'Solomon Kane' Stills

One film that people walked out of Comic Con talking a bit more of was "Solomon Kane" based off the original character created by Robert E. Howard. Yesterday Bloody Disgusting got their hands on some brand new images from the horror film which is still currently seeking a release date. The movie is set up to be the first of three films and follows Solomon Kane, a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting in Africa, but after an encounter with a demon, The Reaper, he realizes he must seek redemption or have his soul damned to Hell. He returns to England and lives a life of peace, converting to puritanism, but soon the doings of an evil sorcerer upset his plans and he must take up arms again. "Solomon Kane" stars James Purefoy as Solomon Kane along with Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Mackenzie Crook, Pete Postlethwaite, Ian Whyte, Alice Krige, Ben Steel and Anthony Wilks. Checkout a couple of the stills below...

Narnia Set Stills of 'Treader'

A film that quietly went into to production is "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader". Today courtesy of Coming Soon I have some new set images of the Dawn Treader itself. The third film in the Narnia series is now over at Fox after Disney dumped the rights in lue of poor performance at the box office with the last film Prince Caspian. Checkout the set images and read more details on the third Chronicles of Narnia film below...

Willis Confirms 'Expendables'

Yesterday action star Bruce Willis spoke with MTV and confirmed a rumor that Moviehole broke at the beginning of August. The being rumor that he will have a small cameo in Stallone's "The Expendables" in which he and Arnold Schwarzenegger will film a scene with Sylvester Stallone. Willis tells the news outlet, "I’m waiting for a call from Sly about when we’re going to try and make that happen." To read the full story scroll down...

Posters: Up in the Air

Two new posters for Jason Reitman's latest film "Up in the Air" have found their way on to the net via Slash Film and FSR and I have them here for you below. Both posters offer a look at the stars of the film including George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick in the airport awaiting a flight. The film is based off Walter Kin's novel of the same name was adapted by Reitman and follows George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. The film also stars Jason Bateman, Danny McBride, Tamala Jones and Melanie Lynskey. "Up in the Air" will premiere at the Tornoto International Film Festival this September and currently does not have a U.S. release set. Slash film reports the trailer is set to hit the internet September 10th and later be attached to "The Informant" and "Love Happens" September 18th. Checkout the two new posters for "Up in the Air" below...

Marvel Teases Whiplash

One thing fans of Iron Man have been wondering is the first released image of Whiplash from "Iron Man 2" is just an early design of his armor or will this be his final suit. Marvel has given fans what could be a indicator of what Ivan final suit could look like. In order to bolster anticipation and also give some back story to the character, Marvel is releasing a limited 4-Part series called Iron Man vs. Whiplash kicking off this November with the first issue. To read all the details see below...

Trailer: 'My Son, My Son'

I am pleased to have the first trailer for Werner Herzog's "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done" here for you below. It is a film I have been generally excited for sometime now. Originally planned to begin production in 2008, the film was postponed so Herzog could film "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans". So if your good at math and a fan of Herzog, you should have figured out that we have (what looks to be) two great Herzog films releasing in the same year!

"My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done" is written and directed by Werner Herzog, produced by David Lynch and stars a trio of amazing stars including; Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe and Chloe Sevigny. The film is loosely based off Mark Yarovsky, a graduate student at UCSD who killed his mother with an antique sword while acting out Sophocles' Orestes. "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done" does not have a official relase date set as of yet, but will premeire next month at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Check out the amazing trailer below...

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Monday, August 17, 2009

25 Anticipated Films Part V

At long last we have arrived at the conclusion to Schofizzy's Top 25 Most Anticipated Films Left in 2009. Every film in Part V, I can't stress enough how much I want to see. Three out of the final five films are directed by a few my favorite directors to date and feature actors that are held in equal regard. What is most surprising of the final five is two of the five films are children's book I grew up with. I never thought a day would come when either film would be made, but to then have both of them releasing within a month of each other and by two directors I hold in high regard, remarkable. Checkout Schofizzy's Top 25 Most Anticipated Films Left in 2009 Part V below...

Trailer 2: New Moon

A new trailer for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" has hit the net and I have it here for you below. I have to say after watching this new trailer I am beginning to wet my pants with anticipation. This film looks freaking great! The trailer has Taylor Lautner talking behind the scenes how New Moon is more complicated and definitely more action that the first film. The trailer gives a bit more of Jacob and the wolf pack also a few more glimpses of Edward in Italy. Also keeps your eyes peeled for you first glimpse at Dakota Fanning as Jane. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" releases November 20th and is directed by Chris Weitz. Checkout the bad ass trailer below...

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Sony Prepping White Chicks 2

There has to be someone out there that will be excited about this news, but it is definitely not me! The Wayans brothers have decided to go back to the well and beginning working on a sequel to the 2004 "comedy" White Chicks. THR reports that Sony has agreed to finance a second film where two black FBI agents pose as white women in order to solve a case. Marlon and Shawn Wayans are set to return as Kevin and Marcus Copeland as well as Keenen Ivory Wayans returning to direct the sequel.

The first White Chicks made close to $70 million domestically so it's not a shock that a sequel has been green lit. I thought it had a couple moments of funny, but nothing that warrants a sequel. It just goes to show that out of all those Wayans there is not much creativity and with no fresh ideas or movies to mock, they just decided to go back to the only movie that has made them any money of note recently. I think you get the picture, I just can't say that I am interested or excited by this news in any way. Regretfully more news on "White Chicks 2" as it develops...

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New Franchise for Downey Jr

Two things that are riding a nice wave of popularity right now are Vampires and Robert Downey Jr. so why not combine the two together? Well Bloody Disgusting reports that Universal is aiming to do just that with one the ever popular Anne Rice novels within The Vampire Chronicles. For the full report scroll down...