Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Perry Bible Fellowship book on the way? We hope so!
If you have never had the chance to laugh, shake your head, and sometimes cringe at the wonderfully disturbing comics that Nick Gurewitchs creates under the title, The Perry Bible Fellowship you should take the time.
And, now it looks like Dark Horse Comics is going to give him his first collection.
Asterix and the Vikings trailer
Anna introduced me to the pleasure of Asterix the Gaul as a Christmas present a few years ago. I've only read a few books, but the movie looks great with voice acting from Paul Giamatti, Brad Garrett, Sean Astin, and others.
The movie came out last year in France, but I can't find any info about an American dvd release.
Check out the trailer here.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
The cool kids drive Ecto 1!
No Surfing (Horror Trailers)
1408 (pic above)- Based on a short story by Stephen King. It looks awesome.
Dead Silence - Written and directed by Saw creator, James Wan I've seen this trailer twice at the theater and I'm not impressed. maybe I'll be surprised.
The Reaping - Hillary Swank in a Biblical plague movie. It sounds interesting, but I'm wary.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
New 300 Poster and Trailer
Tuesday Tube - La Jetee
La Jetee is a 1962 French sci-fi short film by Chris Marker. I first heard of the film as the source material for Terry Gilliam's 1995 movie, Twelve Monkeys, but never got a chance to see it till much later. It's an interesting film.
If you haven't seen it you should take the time to check it out.
Labels: Tuesday Tube
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sleepbringer Stories now on sale!
Sleepbringer Stories is a 78 page graphic novel by artist and creator Ben Farrari and myself. I met Ben over the the internet a few years ago and have had the pleasure of working with him as a writer on the series ever since.
After a lot of hard work, our book is now for sale at Lulu.com.
Sleepbinger features a storyline set in arly 1800's North America. An introduction to a group of trappers who call themselves the Longhunters. A philosophical and political story that introduces Americans who do not want to see the wilderness tamed by the oncoming European settlers. Not wanted by whites and not trusted by the natives, these men are truly without a home.
Order the book Here for the low price of $10.00.
Check out a few of the stories included in the collection at Earthbound Comics.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Trailers (The Host and Sunshine)
A new trailer for my most anticipated movie, The Host. The U.S. release keeps getting pushed back - now opening in March.
A first look trailer at Danny Boyle's (28 Days Later) new sci-fi movie, Sunshine.
A three minute trailer for Hannibal Rising, the new Silence of the Lambs' prequel.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice" series heading for HBO
Variety is reporting that George R. R. Martin's fantasy series "A Song of Fire and Ice" is heading for HBO television. The show will be scripted and exec produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and will use each book as a season of episodes.
Knowing HBO's reputation for quality programs such as Deadwood and Rome, this series will be amazing. But, also knowing how the cost of these shows always get them canceled after a few seasons, I hold little hope that they make it clear through all seven books that are expected from the series.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Though the trailer sets the movie up as a serial killer thriller, the main reason I found myself in the theater was that the main villain of Primeval is a twenty-foot long, one-ton African crocodile named Gustave. Since I am the type of geek that loves monster movies and any giant animal that hunts humans, I had to see this for myself.
The plot is pretty basic. American reporters (Dominic Purcell of Prison Break fame, Brooke Langton, and Orlando Jones hear about the giant croc after it kills a British relief worker and decide to capture it. They head to war torn Burundi, Africa where they run into both Gustave and monsters of the human variety.
All and all Primeval was, at best, a B-movie that, if not for the production value, would have shown on Sci Fi Saturday. It’s not the worst Croc-movie ever made, but certainly not the best.
The actors do pretty well, given that the script supplies them with cheesy line after cheesy line. However, the in your face politics of the movie racked my nerves after a while, going as far as blaming the Croc’s taste for human flesh on all the genocide that needs to be stopped by us caring Americans. Yes, genocide needs to be stopped, but a twenty foot crocodile doesn’t need a reason to hunt humans beyond the fact that they’re easy food.
The CGI Croc is pretty cool though, with all the raw power and lack of grace that you see on the nature shows. If only they could have given it more screen time and put some of the more high profile death scenes on camera instead of during fade outs.
In the end, Primeval could be picked up from the dollar bin at the rental place in a few months and provide you with a few jumps and laugh, but nothing too great. But, if you’re looking for a good reptile movie, rent Lake Placid. It delivers and Betty White rocks!
Tuesday Tube - Richard Adam's The Plague Dogs
Earlier this week I found a real treat over at one of the new video sharing sites, Veoh. Someone has posted Martin Rosen's amazing animated epic, The Plague Dogs based on Richard Adam's novel of the same name.
The Plague Dogs is the story of two dogs, Rowf and Snitter, that escape from a animal testing lab in Britain.
This is the first time I have ever seen The Plague Dogs. I have been a huge fan of Adam's Watership Down and Rosen's 1978 animated version my whole life. Plague Dogs, like Watership Down, is an amazing piece of animated storytelling.
Labels: Tuesday Tube
Monday, January 15, 2007
Aliens vs Predator 2: First Image
I know that many will disagree with me (including a certain blogging partner), but I loved Aliens vs Predator. I came out of the theater pumped and have watched it multiple times on DVD.
That being said, I was disappointed when I heard that Paul W. S. Anderson wasn't directing the sequel and that the plot was based in modern day Colorado.
Now, looking at the first image over at Movie Infos I am feeling a little excitement for the December release. Here's hoping it lives up.
No Surfing (Interview Links)
I grabbed a few interviews while I was surfing around tonight. The first (at Movies Online is with the cast of The Hitcher remake that starts Friday. I have mixed feelings about this movie. I love the original and the remakes (with the CW stars) rarely work, but Sean Bean is an awesome choice for the Rutger Hauer role.
We also have a link to Skull Ring's interview with horror author, Joe R. Lansdale. I haven't read much of Lansdale's fiction beyond a few short stories, but his movie Bubba Ho-Tep and the Master of Horror episode, Incidents On and Off a Mountain Road are both killer and worth a rental.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Kicking new Pirates promo pics
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Whedon to direct an episode of The Office
TuesdayTube (Bruce Campbell Edition)
Saturday, January 06, 2007
No Surfing (Comics Edition)
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Best Movies of 2006
Methodology: How much I enjoyed watching them. If you
really want a ranked list on cultural and moral
significance, find another reviewer.
The Devil Wears Prada
Pursuit of Happiness
Over the Hedge
The Science of Sleep
Little Miss Sunshine
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit
Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Night at the Museum
I would never claim to be a critic or that my opinion on movies really matter. I have been accused of liking every movie ever made, and though that is not the complete truth, I do love movies.
That being said, my top films of the year are based more on how much I loved the film than any expertise in film criticism.
1) Apocalypto - My most anticipated film of the year (besides The Host, which I never got to see) lived up to all my expectations. The plot was a solid action/adventure and everything else was wonderfully historical, engaging, and breath taking.
2) The Departed – I am a big fan of Infernal Affairs, the Korean movie that this Scorsese film is a remake of. The plot was wonderful, the acting superb, and I loved Jack Nicholson.
3) The Proposition – Dark, sparse, and bloody – Just the way I like my westerns.
4) Casino Royale – I read the book a week before the release and was blown away by how well the plot covered the material. Craig’s new Bond was wonderful.
5) The Prestige – Nolan weaves an amazing tale as usual.
6 The Decent – I have never felt more claustrophobic than I did watching this film, and then they added monsters. A great change from the torture/horror that most studios are spitting out.
7) The Fountain – A beautiful and tragic film that I am so glad I caught in the theater.
8) The Queen – Thank you, Anna for taking me to this wonderful film that showed the human side of the royal family. The Queen’s acting was amazing. The subplot with the deer was amazing.
9) Little Miss Sunshine – hilarious film! Alan Arkin’s character was my dad to a tee (yes, that’s a little scary)
10) The Hills Have Eyes – A gory and spine-tingling remake that had just the right mixture of scares and camp.
The Devil Wears Prada
Science of Sleep
Pursuit of Happyness
Snakes on a Plane
Star Wars: The Silent Film
Monday, January 01, 2007