Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence stars in House at the End of the Street

From the screenplay writer who brought you Dream House comes House at the End of the Street. Not to be confused with Last House on Dead End Street, House on the Edge of the Park, Last House on the Left, the future release The House that Wept Blood, The House That is Following You, or  My Sister's Brother's Best Friend's House, but it's in the same neighborhood.

Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Shue star as a mother and daughter who rent a home next to a home where a girl murdered her parents. The mystery unfolds backwards (Memento style if you will) as Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) befriends the surviving brother from the house next door. The film will be released in September and you can bet you're bottom dollar it's rated PG-13 to accomodate the Hunger Games fan base. View the trailer below:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What happens when villains retire?

Federico Chiesa imagines what happens to villians once the franchises are over. There is no one left to chase and the business of fear runs out. What happens to our favorite villians once they retire? You might not like what you find out.

View the rest of the ghouls here on Chiesa's website.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cronenberg's Cosmopolis Teaser Trailer

Cronenberg returns to a Crash aesthetic in the teaser trailer for Cosmopolis. Adapted from Don Dellilo's 13th novel and starring Robert Pattinson, Cronenberg is quoted as saying that it's a "project I'm very fond of." He's done one right thing in casting Pattinson, because no one gives me the creeps more than him.

While some will question Pattinson's acting abilities, I have faith in Cronenberg as a director, because of his success with Keira Knightley in A Dangerous Method. I'm probably biased though, because I'll watch anything Cronenberg has even sneezed on. Trailer below:

Monday, March 19, 2012

Prometheus Full Trailer, Has "Space Jockey" in it. Also Peter Weyland trailer.

So, the "full" trailer for Ridley Scott's upcoming movie Prometheus looks pretty amazing. We get a few shots here and there of some of the alien beings in the movie as well. It's pretty apparent that the Space Jockey from Alien 1 is in there along with the ship that is crashed landed on the planet of the first movie.

In the second trailer, Guy Pearce plays Peter Weyland, which any Alien fan knows is part of the Weyland-Yutani company that puts bringing the Xenomorphs to Earth a higher priority and all the crew of the Alien films as expendable. Also, this website has me super hyped:

Whether or not it is the "same" ship and race of alien caring the Xenomorph eggs on there is to be determined, but seeing as the Aliens franchise is one of my favorites of all time, I can only hope.

I'm calling it; Michael Fassbender will be playing the evil android role, Noomie Rapace is the Ridley role, and Charlize Theron will bite the dust in this movie. Mark my words.

I might also add, that siren sound effect in the trailer may very well become the new horn sound from the Inception trailer, and that it's also very creepy, but also the similar siren sound of the Nostromo in the first Alien film as well. The trailer seems pretty suspenseful already, so color me pink with excitement on this movie. Prometheus release June 8, 2012.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sin City 2 Rumored to Begin Production

In 2005, I saw Sin City. Ever since, I have been waiting for the sequel. I just assumed there would be a sequel since franchises have been made from less. So I waited, but nothing happened.

Well, Robert Rodriguez has stated at this year's SXSW that he is planning to film a sequel to Machete (this spring) and Sin City (this summer). It is said that some of the material for Sin City 2 will be original, but most of the content will come from Frank Miller's graphic novel, "A Dame to Kill For," the second novel in the Sin City series.

Should we get excited? Or is this another tease?

Battleship Movie Has Aliens, Looks Exactly Like Transformers

Remember when playing Battleship the board game and shouting out "B9" and then aliens attacked from no where? Oh you don't? Well, that makes sense but you know what doesn't? The fucking plot of this movie.

How ridiculous can a movie get? I mean Michael Bay's Transformers was horrendous enough, but you really can't blame Hasboro or Universal for replicating that same formula given that the Transformers movies have made over a billion dollars.

With a reported $200 million dollar budget, it seems Battleship is doing whatever it can to be just as big. However let's just compare the similarities between the two movies show we?

Battleship and Transformers similarities:

Military vs Giant alien robots: check

Sound effects that sound like dubstep: check

Mechanical alien/robots that transform into things: check

Cutting a skyscraper in half and watching it fall: check

R & B singers as actors: check

Ridiculous amounts of explosions: check

Racists robots: we'll have to wait and see on Battleship, but I can only assume.

World War Z Delayed To Summer 2013

Looks like Brad Pitt's zombie apocalypse--should the real apocalypse of 2012 not happen--is postponed from December 21, 2012, to June 21 2013.

Based on the Max Brooks best-selling zombie novel, which has a journalist interviewing people after the zombie apocalypse is over and contained, about their experiences during the outbreak and how they survived, the film has had production problems throughout, which gives me some worry as to the quality and possibility for the delay.

Optimistically however, a delay this far-projected in time and pushing it for the big summer release means that possibly, the film is turning out better or more action-packed than hoped. Directed by Quantum Of Solace's Marc Forster, perhaps Paramount is giving time for better special effects/CG work or just wants to cash in on a summer audience and confident it can compete, but it looks like we'll have quite a bit of waiting time on our hands before we find out.

Dark Shadows Trailer

Here is the first full trailer for Dark Shadows:

I'll be honest, I'm a little concerned about this movie. Granted, I know that trailers are usually outsourced and the directors have no control over them 95% of the time, but man the music in the trailer is really a buzz-kill for the overall "mood" of the film. Granted, I'm a pretty excited about the story and I like that it looks like it'll be funny, but I was hoping for something a bit... darker.

Oh well, enjoy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Podcast: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse!

Hey, want to know how to survive a zombie apocalypse?

Well listen to this podcast, it's a doozy. Sadly, no females are on this one, but we are still representing the lipstick!

Forrest on the left, Bobby on the right.

This podcast stars me and Forrest Bradley talking about whether a zombie apocalypse could happen or not, what the military might do in the situation, what we would do, and how the zombie apocalypse may not be as devastating as television leaves you to believe!

MP3 here:

And on iTunes here:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

American Horror Story: Season 2 preview

Jessica Lange (Constance), Zachary Quinto (Chad Warwick), Evan Peters (Tate), Sarah Paulson (Billy Dean), and Lily Rabe (Nora) will all be returning to the second season of American Horror Story. While the actors will be returning to the show, they will not be returning to their previous roles.

It is rumored that besides the return of a few actors, the setting and premise will be entirely new. From what I can piece together from multiple sources, the new show will be taking place in a mental institution.

Jessica Lange who won a Golden Globe for her role as Constance, will be returning as the complete opposite of her previous role (as will all of the returning actors). In fact, co-creator Ryan Murphy is quoted as saying in this interview:
“We have designed the second season of American Horror Story completely around her character. Last year Jessica came in with Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott. This will really be the Jessica Lange show so I’m very excited about it. We are designing this amazing new opposite of the Constance character for her. She and I have spoken about different things. She has a lot of ideas, and has a lot of input into her character. She told me some things she has always wanted to play as an actress. She’s a great collaborator and a great friend.”

This appears to be a smart move as Jessica Lange is the actress with the accolade and the lengthiest history of winning praise. The real question will be if the show will attract the same fans and praise of it's previous season with an entirely new plot, setting, characters, premise. . . really it's going to be a completely different show, isn't it? 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Podcast Episode 4 "Space Stuff" we talking outer.

New podcast is up featuring Jamie Brinkman with Bobby Ensminger and they talk about space stuff.

MP3 here:

Itunes here:

 They talk about Firefly, Star Trek, Star Wars and how much George Lucas sucks, and Mass Effect 3!!