Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Review - The Hills Run Red

A twenty something has become infatuated with a 1980's cult horror film named The Hills Run Red, which has all but vanished except for a trailer and a few stills. The student with the help of his two friends decides to make a documentary about trying to find a print of the original cult film. After locating the only living actress apart of the cult film, the group persuades her to lead them to the director's old cabin where the movie was filmed in hopes of finding a print of the film. Once there the group find much more than they anticipated.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New 'The Expendables' Image

We still have a nearly 11 months until it releases, but today Empire Online debuted a new image from Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" and a few comments from the director himself. To see what Stallone had to say and see the new image, after the break...

Gibson's 'Beaver' is Shooting

A film that I have been following through all of the various talent attached or rumored to star in is "The Beaver". The film was finally scooped up by Jodie Foster who intended to direct the dramedy and she reached out to her old friend to play the lead. "The Beaver" recently went into production in New York and below I have our first glimpses of Mel Gibson and well his Beaver. Checkout the set photos and more details on "The Beaver" below...

3 Posters: New Moon

Three new posters have premiered for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" over at Yahoo Movies, but I have them for you right here. The new posters features the 3 main opposing forces within the second film of the series, the Cullens, the Wolf pack and the Volturi. The posters are pretty bland in design, but they definitely continue to build the Team Jacob and Team Edward rivalry. "New Moon" is directed by Chris Weitz and releases November 20th. Checkout the brand new posters below...

'Predators' Updates

This week a few new developments have generated some buzz around the announced "Predators" film that Robert Rodriguez is producing, Nimrod Antal is directing and penned by Michael Finch, Alex Litvak and Robert Rodriguez. This week Latino Review has reviewd the script and has given their blessing on RR's "Predators" ability to be a viable hit. We also have our first casting announcement, someone who is no stranger to Robert Rodriguez films. Read all the details on "Predators" below...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Clooney is 'American' in Italy

Photographer and music video director turned director Anton Corbijn is ready to begin production on his second directorial effort titled "The American" in Italy this week. The film stars George Clooney as an American assassin on assignment in Italy. The Corbijn film based off the 2005 novel A Very Private Gentleman and is backed by Focus Features. To read a full synopsis on "The American" follow the jump...

FF Poster: Antichrist

A place that I am extremely jealous I am not at right now is Fantastic Fest in Austin Texas. Today I have a perfect example of one of the many things I am missing out on. A brand new poster for Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" created exclusively for the Film Festival. "Antichrist" is a stunning film that I have previously seen (review will be coming before the film releases) and for fans of von Trier, it's a must see. The poster created for Fantastic Fest has a much different feel from the scissor poster previously released, but it is a wonderful piece of art that takes focus off the shocking nature to the film. "Antichrist" releases in select theaters and VOD on October 23rd, 2009. Checkout the Fantastic Fest poster below...

Poster: The Crazies

A brand new poster for the remake to George A. Romero's "The Crazies" has found it's way on to the net and I have it here for you below. The new teaser poster (if you will) only gives a brief glimpse into the remake and not much of what to expect, but that doesn't mean the poster isn't pretty darn cool. To checkout the poster and to read a bit more about the remake by Overture Films, follow the jump...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Trailer: A Nightmare on Elm St

The brand new trailer for "A Nightmare on Elm Street" hit Myspace this evening a few hours early and I have it here for you below. I have been eagerly awaiting the first trailer and let's just say that it delivers on a few different levels. First, the imagery is perfect. Second, were gonna get more of an origin than from the original series and the trailer gives us a great tease to this! Third, Jackie Earle Haley looks absolutely amazing as Freddy! I love his voice as well. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is directed by Samuel Bayer and stars Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown and Connie Britton. The reboot of the classic horror hits theaters April 30th, 2010. Checkout the kick ass trailer below...

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Poster: 'Doctor Parnassus'

The film Terry Gilliam fans have been waiting for is finally getting some promotion! "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" is set for a UK release on October 16th and to buid up the promotion overseas Empire has premiered a brand new quad poster for the imaginative film. 'Parnassus' which doesn't recieve a U.S. release until Christmas Day 2009, has yet to recieve any real promotion here by Sony, but at least we have this UK poster to gander below. "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" stars Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Verne Troyer and Tom Waits. Checkout the brand new poster below...

Trailer: Nine

A trailer that I completely missed was Rob Marshall's "Nine", a film that is inspired by Federico Fellini's autobiographical film . I have been desperately waiting for this musical and by the looks of the brand new trailer, I am in for a treat when it hits! "Nine" is set to hit thetaers November 25th and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren and Fergie. Checkout the outstanding new trailer and a few new stills released below...


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Sony Mulling 'Venom' Script

Having the right script for a film can generally spell success. Sony is hoping to find exactly that in the pages of the recently turned in "Venom" script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The duo who penned "Zombieland" spoke with SCIFI Wire and told the news outlet that they have turned in two drafts and are awaiting word back from Sony. For more details, read on...

Magnet 6-Shooter Film Series 2

This past week Magnet has released a partial line-up to this year's Magnet 6-Shooter Film Series V2. This is the second attempt of Magnet/Magnolia at releasing a string of six films that come from different countries around the world displaying a vast vanguard of worldwide genre cinema. So far, Magnet 6-Shooter Film Series 2 has announced 5 of the 6 films including "Ong Bak 2: The Beginning", "Bronson", "Red Cliff", "District 13: Ultimatum" and "The Warlords". For the a full breakdown on each of the films and their release dates, follow the jump...

'He-Man' Now at Columbia

By the powers of grayskull Columbia has picked up the rights to the Mattel toy line "He-Man and the Master of the Universe" this last week. The property had been previously at Warner Brothers who could never get the ball officially rolling for He-Man. For more details scroll down...

Trailer 2: The Book of Eli

Movies released in January are generally junk! Studios dump a majority of bad movies year to year in January and February and the result has made general audiences shrug off those releases. "The Book of Eli" is set for a January 15th release, but everything I have seen to date on the Hughes Brothers directed film makes me wonder, why the hell is it releasing in January. Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman in a post apocalyptic future, in January? The movie looks gritty, violent and the imagery is intense and just what I would expect from a apocalyptic tale. The brand new trailer released this week is more of what we saw in the previous trailer, but instead adds a bit more character development to the supporting cast. The trailer also boasts the films action, which looks to be executed fairly well. My only initial gripe with this flick is Mila Kunis, who has yet to prove she can handle anything other than comedy. Enough of my thoughts, checkout the new trailer for "The Book of Eli" below and let me know what you think.

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'Holmes' Already Sequalized

Even though Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" is still months away from release Warner Brothers have moved forward in setting up the sequel. WB is in final negotiations to hire Kieran and Michele Mulroney to scribe a sequel to this year's 'Holmes' film that would see nemesis Moriarty take a more prominent role. More details below...

Cronenberg Remakes His Own

This week news broke that iconic director David Cronenberg is in final negotiations to remake his 1986 film The Fly (which was a refashioning of the 1958 version starring Vincent Price). Cronenberg would potentially write and direct a new version of "The Fly" for 20th Century Fox if the deal is finalized. For the full report scroll down...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Poster: 'Princess & the Frog'

One thing most people can agree on is their enjoyment in classic Disney animation. It is the pinnacle of animation for most and something that has seemed to be a thing of the past at Disney. The last traditionally animated Disney feature film was 2004's Home on the Range and since then we haven't seen anything other than CGI animated features from Disney. That all changes with Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" which is slated for a December 11th 2009 release stateside. Today I have a new poster for the animated feature which features Disney's first African-American princess. I love the new poster, which gives a great look at the wide range of character in the new Disney animated film. "The Princess and the Frog" is co-directed by Ron Clements and John Musker and follows young princess who lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the height of the Jazz age.

Review - Paranormal Activity

A couple move into a new house and begin to hear unexplained noises. Determined to discover the root of the eerie occurrences, the couple decide to begin filming their experiences within the San Diego home. Over the course of three weeks, the couple discover the frightening activity is steadily increasing leading up to a result the couple would have never possibly conceived.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Marvel Movie Updates!

Since Disney bought up Marvel there has been a lot of scuttlebutt about what will happen to Marvel in the future. Over the last two weeks, a number of Marvel properties that have been in some form of development made headlines throughout the online community. Instead of writing a bunch of tiny stories on each project, I have summed it all up for you right here. Below you will find updates on new X-Men movies including "X-Men: First Class", X4 and The New Mutants. Also updates on the speculated sequel to Ghost Rider, a potential re-boot of Daredevil and Silver Surfer and last but definitely not least, our favorite merc with the mouth, "Deadpool". To checkout all the details, scroll down...

Two Asgardians Join 'Thor'

Last night news broke that two more actors have joined the cast of Marvel's upcoming "Thor" being directed by Kenneth Branagh. Actress Jaimie Alexander and actor Colm Feore will play two Asgardians in the upcoming superhero film that is set to begin production in early 2010. For all the details scroll down...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lussier Directing Halloween 3-D

Last night Dread Central confirmed that My Bloody Valentine 3-D director Patrick Lussier will indeed direct the next installment of Halloween for the Weinstein Co. and Dimension Films. "Halloween 3-D" will begin production this November and plans to release late summer 2010. Read more below...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Star Trek 2 Aims for Relevance

Geoff Boucher, writer for the Los Angeles Times recently sat down with J.J. Abrams and Roberto Orci and spoke specifically about the direction of a sequel to this year's highly acclaimed Star Trek. Read where Abrams, Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are thinking about taking the sequel which is aiming for a 2011 release date below...

Summary of Casting Flurry

This week a heap of new castings have been announced over a wide variety of films and I took the time to sum up a majority of them here for you below. For all of the recent casting news scroll down...

8 Posters: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

8 brand new posters for Wes Anderson's "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" have surfaced on the net today and I have them all here for you below. Wes Anderson has his own unique style that fans love and his latest stop motion animated film looks to be a true gem. Anderson found Roger Dahl's classic children's tale and has adapted to the screen with his perspective on life. Everything that has released thus far has looked spectacular and these 7 character banners and movie poster are no different. "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" opens in a limited engagement on November 13th and opens wide on November 25th. Checkout the brand new posters for the animated Wes Anderson film below...

Studio Acquistions from TIFF

Over the past two weeks the Toronto International Film Festival has been going on (sadly with me sitting here in L.A.) and over the last week a handful of studios have purchased distributing rights to a number highly praised films screening in Toronto. For a full breakdown of what has been picked up and by whom, scroll down...

New 'Imaginarium' Images

A film I have been ecstatic about for too long now is Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" starring Heath Ledger in his final performance. This week I came across a plethora of new images from the film and they are just too good to not post for everyone to enjoy. The film has an astounding cast including Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Lily Cole and Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell filling in as Ledger's character Tony, after his untimely death in 2008. The fantasy adventure is set for a December 25th release and follows Dr. Parnassus and his deals with the devil. Below you will see images of Doctor Parnassus along with the devil himself (as played by Tom Waits), Tony in his 4 different transformations played by Ledger, Depp, Ferrell and Law, Dr. Parnassus's daughter Lily and Percy played by Verne Troyer. Checkout all the brand new images below...

Comic Book Movie Round-Up

Over the past week quite a few stories have broken or been updated surrounding various comic book properties, so instead of writing various articles, I figured I'd round them up for you in one nice package. Checkout details on "The Green Lantern" casting call, what seems to be the death of a Superman movie at WB and DC, the possibility of a "Kick-Ass 2" and also just who might be on board for "X-Men: First Class" below...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

5 Posters: 'Wild Things Are'

Last Thursday we were treated with four new character banners for "Where the Wild Things Are" and today four more have appeared over at Cinematical and also a new IMAX poster featuring a larger than life Carol. The eight character posters that have released are absolutely stunning as has been everything else released for the Spike Jonze adaption. Seeing this film on a true IMAX screen is going to be mesmerizing and there is no doubt that I will be driving out to Universal to see this on the real deal, not the cheap imitation IMAX D up the street. Anyways enough chatter, your hear for the brand new IMAX poster and the character posters featuring Douglas, The Bull, Alexander and Ira, check them out below...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A-Team Finds Copley & Biel

Last week, I reported a rumor that District 9 star Sharlto Copley was in final negotiations to play H.M. 'Howling Mad' Murdock in the 20th Century Fox film version of "The A-Team" filming later this month in Vancouver. The rumors were true! EW confirmed the rumors this evening with Fox. For all the details scroll down...

Trailer: Paranormal Activity

A film that has been gaining some good buzz since last year is "Paranormal Activity" and today the first official trailer has been released and I have it here for you below. "Paranormal Activity" is a low budget horror film that is entirely comprised of home video footage following a couple that move into a new home and suspect the house may be haunted. The film has drawn comparisons to the Blair Witch Project, but that is mainly due to the low budget nature of the way the story is told. "Paranormal Activity" is written and directed by Oren Peli, who penned the script off his own experiences. The horror is set for a limited release September 25th in select cities and will begin to expand based off buzz. Checkout the trailer and poster below and be sure to go see "Paranormal Activity" when it hits your local cinemas!




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Spider-Man 4 Swings into IMAX

In an announcement made today by both Columbia/Sony and IMAX came the news that "Spider-Man 4" will be released simultaneously on IMAX screens and regular theaters on May 5th 2011. In related news, earlier this week it was announced that the fourth film would begin production in January. For all the details on "Spider-Man 4" scroll down...

Stunning 'Mute' Concept Art

This morning via Twitter I stumbled upon the first piece of concept art (pictured above) for what will be director Duncan Jones next directorial effort titled "Mute". Popular Mechanics back in April spoke with Jones and he told the magazine that he would do another scifi in the vein of Blade Runner set in a futuristic Berlin. The brand new concept art for "Mute" screams Scott's Blade Runner and I couldn't be more excited to see how this one shapes up. For more details scroll down...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bay Updates Project Status

So Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen wasn't received all that well by critics and fans, but that is not stopping Michael Bay from wanting to bring us more. Yesterday on Michael Bay's website, Nelson, updated the directors status on his upcoming projects. He reveals that Bay is meeting with Spielberg to decide a time table on the third Transformers and "Bad Boys 3" could potentially come before or after a third Transformers. Read the post below:

New 'Bad Lieutenant' Images

A film I am eagerly awaiting is Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" and today I have a two brand new images via Cinematical for you to gander at from the Nicolas Cage corrupt cop drama. The film is a sequel/update/remake of Abel Ferrara's 1992 film starring Harvey Keitel. The two new images gives us an idea how far gone Lieutenant Terence McDonagh has gone. "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival at the beginning of the month (to strong praise) and will screen this week at the Tornoto International Film Festival, but has yet to land a confirmed release date. Checkout the brand new images below...

Poster: 'Saint John'

An exclusive poster for "Saint John of Las Vegas" starring Steve Buscemi premiered over at Cinematical today and I have it here for you below. Buscemi is an actor that I love and will watch in just about anything, but "Saint John of Las Vegas" sounds like it might be a real solid cinematic experience. Directed by Hue Rhodes and based off a story written by Dante Alighieri 'Saint John' follows an ex-gambler (Buscemi) who is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator. The movie also stars Romany Malco (40-Year-Old Virgin), Peter Dinklage (Elf), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Sarah Silverman, Emmanuelle Chriqui (You Don't Mess with the Zohan) and Jon Cho (Harod & Kumar Go to White Castle). IndieVest Pictures describes the dramedy as a buddy comedy in the vein of Raising Arizona meets Sideways, that chronicles the subtle, life-changing journey of JOHN, a former Vegas blackjack player, who, as a result of circumstance and forces beyond his control, is inevitably drawn back closer and closer to Sin City. "Saint John of Las Vegas" is scheduled for a late 2009 release. Checkout the poster below...

Trailer: Solomon Kane

From time to time things tend to get overlooked by me here at Schofizzy Movie Review and today's post definitely falls into that category. Last week, the trailer for "Solomon Kane" premiered and today, I have finally got around to posting it for your eyes to fixate on. The fantasy action stars James Purefoy as the lead Solomon Kane created by Robert E. Howard from the Weird Tales magazine. The film is directed by Michael J. Bassett and also stars Max von Sydow, MacKenzie Crook, Pete Postlethwaite and Jason Flemyng. "Solomon Kane" has a decent amount of buzz coming from the Toronto International Film Festival and is currently awaiting a final release date. Checkout the new trailer below and stay tuned for more news on "Solomon Kane" as it breaks...

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Two Conspire for Redford

Back in August I reported about a new bio-pic titled "The Conspirator" Robert Redford was directing based off Mary Surratt, a woman who was convicted and hanged for conspiring to kill President Abraham Lincoln. Today Variety reports that Redford has found his Mary Surratt and one of the persons who believed and fought for her innocence. For all the details, read the full story below...

Waltz Villainizes 'Hornet'

"The Green Hornet" has finally landed a worthy villain to its cast. After not being able to secure Nicolas Cage as the villain to tangle with Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), the superhero action comedy had began filming but was still without a villain. That news has changed with Nikki Finke reporting Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz has signed on to the Michel Gondry directed film. For the full details scroll down...

Trailer: This Is It

At the tail end of the MTV VMA's last night viewers got an extra special treat. The world premiere of the "This Is It" trailer. "This Is It" is a behind the scenes look at what went into the planned concert tour of Michael Jackson. The trailer itself rushed a ton of emotions back into my mind and made watching the trailer a very mournful event. I do have my reservations of this film being released, but I can't lie and say that I am not itching to see it. For any fan of Michael Jackson, "This Is It" will prove to be a magical and emotional event. The documentary releases October 28th and is directed by Kenny Ortega. Checkout the new trailer below...

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Full Trailer: New Moon

Last night at the VMA's amongst a bunch of other surprises (Kanye, you're a EPIC douche), Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Launter showed up give watchers the new full trailer for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon". Today I have the new trailer here for you below. The newest trailer is stunning and does a perfect job of selling the second story in the Twilight Saga. I can't imagine to many people out there can still say this movie doesn't look intriguing and I'm sure fans are beyond excited for the second installment. I know I am! "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" releases November 20th and is directed by Chris Weitz. Checkout the full trailer below...

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