Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LA 3D Film Festival

This weekend in Los Angeles is the 3rd annual 3D Film Festival being hosted by Dream Factory at the Los Angeles Film School. The 3D festival will run from Thursday September 30th through Sunday October 3rd with a mix of panels/workshops, studio 3D films as well as independent 3D shorts and features. Now while most film festivals cost, the 3DFF does not. Take a look below to see what the event has to offer including a screening of Joe Dante's yet to be released 3D thriller "The Hole."

A Letter to Lucasfilm

Earlier today I posted my thoughts on Lucasfilm re-releasing the Star Wars saga in stereoscopic 3D. The article was penned in anger out of the fact it felt like a jab in the stomach. I've loved Star Wars since seeing the movie as a kid. I was one of the franchises most loyal customers (well truthfully my parents were because they paid for everything) owning and desiring anything and everything I could get my hands on with the words "Star Wars" on it. Blankets, light switches, toys, magazines, t-shirts, lunch pails, etc, etc. I've purchased every version of the VHS and DVD's that have released. I plan on buying the Blu-Ray's too. Actually I'm really looking forward to them. Star Wars is a commodity, I get that, Star Wars and the money that can be made from it are far bigger than George Lucas.

Star Wars 3D Cash Grab

News broke this week that George Lucas is working towards bringing the Star Wars saga back into theaters! Yes all 6 films back in theaters starting in 2012. Why you might ask, to show off that he knows how to capitalize on a gimmick of course. That gimmick being 3D. Yes, George Lucas is in the process of post converting all six films to 3D. Read the full scoop below...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Trailer: True Grit

The Coen brothers are my favorite working directors. Their vision, humor, and ability to tell a story is simply fasinating. They have yet to not impress me with every film they make dating all the way back to Raising Arizona. Based off the first trailer for their upcoming retelling of the classic western "True Grit," the Coen's are back once again with another piece of cinematic history.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Review - The Town

Charlestown is a blue-collar neighborhood where criminal behavior is passed down father to son. It is also just so happens to be the capital for bank robberies in America. Doug MacRay and his crew have pulled off numerous jobs within the city limits, but when Doug becomes romantically linked with the bank manager of his last heist, his team's operation falls under the watchful eye of the FBI.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Zombie Playing with Witches

I haven't been the biggest supporter of Rob Zombie's recent directorial efforts, but today's news has my ears perked. The rock n roll director has just inked a deal with Haunted Films to write and direct an original film about a 300 year old coven of witches. See the full report below...

Review - I Spit on Your Grave

Novelist Jennifer Hills has rented a secluded cabin in the woods to finish her next book. Her plans of a peaceful and quite writing sabbatical are soon changed after a group of local men attack then repeatedly rape her. Battered, broken and left for dead, Jennifer then takes to a deadly game of revenge on the very men who brutalized her.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Poster: The Walking Dead

If you're anything of a horror or zombie fan, you should know that come this Halloween, AMC is kicking off a new cable series based off the The Walking Dead graphic novels written by Robert Kirkman. The new series is being directed by Frank Darabont and this week a brand new poster has been revealed to promote the series. Take a look below...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Review - Devil

Five strangers find themselves trapped when a elevator mysteriously goes into inspection mode. Time passes while security and maintenance try to troubleshoot how to get the passengers out, but once one of five trapped inside is attacked, a series of events leads everyone involved believing something else is in the elevator with them.

Review - Going the Distance

While in New York City for a summer internship Erin meets Garrett and the two quickly develop a relationship. When Erin's internship comes to an end and she must inevitably must travel back to San Francisco to finish her degree in journalism, she and Garrett decide to try a long distance relationship. The couple quickly realizes that maintaining this relationship may take a lot more work than they anticipated.

Another Bill & Ted Adventure?

Bill & Ted fans might be in for a real treat. There is definitive proof that Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter would both like to make another Bill & Ted film. What's even better they are actually pursuing getting it done. Read the full scoop below...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fantastic Fest & IFC at Home

Every year towards the end of September a fan driven movie festival opens its doors in Austin, Texas called Fantastic Festival. Unlike most of the other film festivals around the globe, Fantastic Fest caters specifically to genre film and its loyal fans. This year Fantastic Fest has joined up with IFC Films and their new division IFC Midnight to bring those of us not lucky enough to attend the festival a chance to see 4 of the movies from the comfort of our own living rooms. Read the full details below...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Crowe Joins RZA's 'Iron Fist'

Since 1999 rapper and Wu Tang Clan member RZA has been slowly injecting himself into Hollywood. He's starred in a number of movies and now is about to begin shooting his first written and directed full length feature. The film is titled, "The Man with the Iron Fist" and is being produced by Hostel director Eli Roth (who also helped pen the screenplay). Today news has dropped that thespian Russell Crowe will star in RZA's upcoming martial arts action set to shoot in China later this Fall. Read the full story below...

Closing in on 'Red State'

I know many journalists, bloggers and fans of Kevin Smith have been not too happy with the long time director in recent years. He's certainly hit a skid not directing a great film we know he's capable of since Dogma. Sure Clerks 2 and Zach and Miri Make a Porno were amusing, but nothing close to his early days. On that note, Smith is stepping outside of his norm for his next movie. He is finally directing his long talked of "Red State." Read the full details below...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Noomi Rapace Getting Notice

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has started her transition into American cinema. The 31 year-old who got her notice from the recent 'The Girl...' trilogy has landed a unnamed role in Guy Ritchie's soon to be filming "Sherlock Holmes 2." The actress came to L.A. back in August to meet with Hollywood executives about beginning the transition and after shopping a number of properties, she's chosen one that is sure to get her some mainstream notice. Read the full story below...

IFC Nabs Gunn's Super

Generally every year at San Diego Comic Con there is one movie I walk away very excited about. Some years its a movie that is under the radar, other years its a major movie everyone is stoked for. This year it was James Gunn's "Super" which mainly falls in the earlier category. Last week at the Toronto International Film Festival the indie dramedy premiered to solid reviews and yesterday IFC purchased the property. Take a look at the full details below...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Review - Never Let Me Go

A tale that follows three children from their upbringing at English Boarding school into their adult lives and the outlined roles they must live out.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Captain America Set Images

"Captain America: The First Avenger" has been filming in the UK for just about two months now and we finally have a real look at the Captain America suit in action! Well, not Chris Evans suited, but his stunt double. Also included in the released set stills is a look at some HYDRA agents and vehicles. Take a gander after the jump...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Judge Dredd Gets a Sidekick

Back in July right around Comic Con news flew that Karl Urban had been cast as the lead in the "Judge Dredd" reboot being directed by Pete Travis. Today another casting has been announced and its Dredd's new recruit. Read the full breakdown after the jump...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Trailer: Hobo with A Shotgun

Back in April production began on the feature length version to the prize winning Grindhouse faux trailer titled "Hobo with a Shotgun." Jason Eiseneris directing and Rutger Hauer has been cast as the hobo. This week a brand new NSFW trailer has hit the net and if you are a fan of Grindhouse-esque movies, you're going to want to watch this trailer. See it after the jump...