Wednesday, January 28, 2009
If you love comic books you would love the iFanboy podcasts. iFanboy has two podcast. The first is the audio Pick of the Week podcast while the other is the iFanboy video podcast. Basically their podcasts are of course comic book related, discussing a new topic each week, giving recommendations or reviewing some of the comics they have read.
How did I discover the iFanboy podcasts? It was in July last year around the time of the San Diego Comic Con. I was looking for pictures or videos of the scene at Comic Con (a lot of movies have started to participate in Comic Con..its now a major marketing platform), and as I typed search on iTunes, iFanboy was one of the podcasts that came out. They had some mini podcast episodes on Comic Con...previews on what can be expected at Comic Con, the actual scene on the ground, the reactions to the things at Comic Con...they even scored a small interview with Stan Lee which was pretty cool...then again for them...this might have been the norm...they probably always get to interview comic book artists/writers.
Since I'm more of a movie fan than a comic fan, so far I've checked out only more of the movie related podcasts. In fact the only comic book/graphic novel I've read is V for Vendetta. I do have Watchmen which I have yet to read, but will before I watch the movie, and I've just borrowed Perspolis. Anyhow...I've recently checked out one of their movie related podcast, iFanboy video podcast Episode 96 - Comics from Movies...which I thought should have been titled Movies from Comics because the movies they talked about were adapted from comic books not the other way around as their title might imply. Anyway, it was a very good podcast. Its basically three guys sitting in someone's living room talking about comics and for this one they talked about six Graphic novels Whiteout, The Crow, American Splendor, Ghost World, Road to Perdition and History of Violence. They had all of the books in front of them and we actually get a peek inside each book, as they talked about them, on a slide of somewhat along with the basics like who its by, when it was published and how much its going for ($) now. For someone who doesn't know a whole lot about comics I thought the podcast was very informative along with bits of their own opinion of the books as well... and humour. Overall I liked it...entertaining and very well produced. Like I said if you love comics...you'll probably like this. And you know what...I might just try and check out Whiteout before the movie comes out.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I just got my Ipod recently...well not recently, recently, maybe a few months ago...but I love my Ipod. Not only can it store thousands of songs...enabling me to carry my entire cd collection in the sleek little gadget everywhere I go...but it also play videos and podcast. It was only after I got my Ipod that I finally checked out some podcasts. And now I love listening to podcasts. There are some seriously great listens out there...very entertaining stuff...and they're all free...isn't that great. And of course you should know...you don't even need an Ipod or mp3 player to listen/watch one...you can just always use your computer...but its always great when you have an Ipod/mp3 player cause then you can listen/watch on the go. So anyway... I'll be doing a feature spotlighting on some of the podcasts that I like, aptly called Podcast Spotlight, because I can't think of anything better for now. It can spotlight on a particular podcast show in general, or a particular episode of a show, and most would be movie related...but it could be anything from tv to books to music...whichever I happen to like. So yep look out for that one. And if you happen to know any great podcasts out there...feel free to leave me a comment and tell me about them.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Like I've said. Here are my list of my list of Movies I Want to Watch in 2009. They're an assorted list of Movies (Some have appeared in my 2008 list but never had a release last year)...from different genres, some big and small productions too. I know its a almost a month into the new year. But it doesn't matter. Most of them will not be release until further along in the year. So here it is. I present to you my list.
Starring: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson
What is it about: Based on one of the most popular graphic novels by Alan Moore. When an ex-superhero is murdered, Rorschach reconnects with his old colleagues to uncover who is plotting to eliminate the old superheroes.
Why I want to watch it: Have you seen the trailer? Because it looks awesome.And therefore I want to watch it.
2. Assassination of a High School President
Starring: Reece Thompson, Mischa Barton, Bruce Willis
What is it about: A popular girl teams up with a sophomore newspaper reporter to investigate a case of stolen SAT exams.
Why I want to watch it: This was in my list of 2008 of movies to watch.Its yet to be release. This could be the year. And from what I've read, it looks good. Not the typical high school movie, film noir-ish...like Brick. Its said to be a dark comedy too...cool
3. 17 Again
Starring: Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry
What is it about: Adult Mike feels that his life is not what he expected it to be. He falls into a river and becomes 17 again. And is about to relive high school all over again.
Why I want to watch it: High School Musical series of movies were horrible. No one past 13 could ever enjoy such tweeny trash. Let's see if Zac Efron can carry a movie on his own, anyway the trailer looks rather good.
4. The Young Victoria
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Jim Broadbent
What is it about: Its about Queen Victoria. You know, the English Monarch.
Why I want to watch it: I love costume dramas. I would no doubt try and catch this one.
5. Jennifer's Body
Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody
What is it about: A cheerleader becomes possessed and when she starts killing off boys, her best friend must find a way to stop her.
Why I want to watch it: This movie sounds so warped. But it could be some sort of comedy? Plus, was Juno a one hit wonder for Diablo Cody?
6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch
What is it about: About the origins of Wolverine.
Why I want to watch it: It's an X-Men movie. I'll watch it. And we'll finally see Gambit. How can they have left him out of the other X-Men movies?
7. The Uninvited
Starring: Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn
What is it about: After a stint at a mental hospital, Anna comes home and finds she has a new stepmother.
Why I want to watch it: Was on my Movies I wanted to watch in 2008 list. I've watched the original Korean movie, now I want to watch the American remake.
8. Slumdog Millionaire
Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan
What is it about: A poor kid is a contestant on the Hindi version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, he wins and is later suspected of cheating.
Why I want to watch it: There's so much praise going around for Slumdog Millionaire...it should be good, and Danny Boyle directed it.
9. Sunshine Cleaning
Starring: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin,
What is it about: To fund her son's private school tuition, a mom starts a a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service with her sister.
Why I want to watch it: It looks good, a warm hearted drama comedy. The trailer was pretty funny too.
Starring: Russell Crowe
What is it about: Robin hood of course.
Why I want to watch it: The last Robin Hood movie I've watch was the one with Kevin Costner. That was like what? 10 years or more than that ago... This would give us a fresh take on the old Robin Hood story.
11. Cirque Du Freak
Starring: John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Chris Massoglia, Josh Hutcherson, Patrick Fugit
What is it about: A boy meets a band of freaks at a traveling freak show. Turns out one of the freaks is a vampire.
Why I want to watch it: Sounds like an interesting story enough. This is also another children's book adaptation.
Starring: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne
What is it about: Adam, an austistic man develops a relationship with his new neighbour Beth.
Why I want to watch it: I like dramas. This sounds like it could be good.
Starring: Emmy Rossum, Alan Cumming, Zach Gilford
What is it about: The movie follows 3 teens through the last semester of high school.
Why I want to watch it: Seeing that this is showing at Sundance this year, we can expect it not be the typical high school movie.
14. Star Trek
Starring: John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana
What is it about: Follows the early adventures of Kirk and gang.
Why I want to watch it: I've really been into Star Trek, I'm generally not even into Sci-fi. But this is a youthful Star Trek featuring the young Captain Kirk and gang...has caught my eye. Can they bank in the young cast?
15. The Lovely Bones
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Saoirse Ronan
What is it about: Based on Alice Sebold's novel of the same name . Its about a girl, Susie, who has been murdered and watches (from heaven) over her family as they try and continue on with their lives.
Why I want to watch it: Loved the book. I have been waiting for this movie since last year. Can't wait to see what Peter Jackson does with this.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart
What is it about: Set in 1987. A recent college grad takes a job at the local amusement park.
Why I want to watch it: Looks fun. Plus its set in 1987...we get to see all the 80's clothes and I'm sure we get to hear some of the music too.
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lee Pace, Michael Landes
What is it about: A woman's husband and brother-in-law are involved in a horrible car accident and both end up in comas. But when the brother-in-law wakes up, he insists he is her husband.
Why I want to watch it: Another remake. The trailer looks interesting actually.
18. Terminator Salvation
Starring: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard,
What is it about: The movie follows the adult John Connor, who is a man fated to lead the resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators.
Why I want to watch it: Not a fan of the Terminator movies. But...but...this has Christian Bale in it...and the teaser trailer was great,I just love the voiceover.
Starring: Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell
What is it about: Its 1999 and a bunch of friends go on a road trip to be one of the first to watch Star Wars Episode 1.
Why I want to watch it: Love Star Wars. So a movie about some kids going to see Star Wars, undoubtedly filled with a lot of Star Wars references...I would want to see.
20. Youth in Revolt
Starring: Michael Cera, Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi
What is it about: Teen, Nick Twisp meets a girl while on a family vaction.
Why I want to watch it: I love the title...what a good sounding title. The movie is based on a cult novel by C.D. Payne and it also has Micheal Cera in it. Could be good.
21. Wolf Man
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving
What is it about: A nobleman returns to his family's estate to help find his missing brother and is about to discover a darker side of himself.
Why I want to watch it: Seen a movie still of the movie. Its so dark and sombre...I like it...its been a long time since we've seen any good gothic horror. Can this be it?
22. Race to Witch Mountain
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Carla Gugino, Ciaran Hinds, Alexander Ludwig
What is it about: A cab driver finds two teens with supernatural powers. And the key to save the world may lie in the mysterious Witch Mountain
Why I want to watch it: I've never watch the original Escape to Witch Mountain. Saw the trailer an it looks like a pretty fun kids movie.
Starring: Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, Hope Davis, Willa Holland
What is it about: After the tragic death of their mother, the father bundles up the family to the Italian town of Genova, to build a new life.
Why I want to watch it: I found the storyline interesting. It looks like a pretty haunting poignant drama, and the trailer did not disappoint.
24. The Class
Starring: François Bégaudeau
What is it about: the movie follows a teacher over the course of a year teaching a multi-ethnic class in a high school.
Why I want to watch it: Saw the trailer. Looks interesting enough. I'm guessing its one of those movies about inspirational teachers.
25. Nutcracker: The Untold Story
Starring: John Turturro, Nathan Lane, Elle Fanning
What is it about: Set in 1920's Vienna, this a tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve
Why I want to watch it: I'm sure as I child I have watched an animated version of the Nutcracker...but I can't actually remember the actual story of it. I expect this to be somewhat of magical fairytale. Looking forward to it.
26. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
What is it about: The world is no longer safe, danger lurks in every corner and Harry must prepare for that final battle that awaits him. In the meantime...teenage hormones are racing and love is in the air...who will pair up?
Why I want to watch it: Things are about to get darker? Or are they...with the recent PG rating? Being a teenager is kicking in too...and everything is just about to get much much more interesting.
27. Dorian Gray
Starring: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox, Rachel Hurd-Wood
What is it about: Based on Oscar Wilde's novel, its about a young man who stays young and beautiful while his portrait ages and decays.
Why I want to watch it: One of my favourite books...Bring on all the classic gothic horror.
28. New York I Love You
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Hayden Christensen, Blake Lively, Ethan Hawke, John Hurt, Irfan Khan, Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Rachel Bilson
What is it about: An anthology film joining several love stories set in New York.
Why I want to watch it: I actually enjoyed Paris Je T'aime. I thought the stories were charming...Looking forward to this new set of stories as well.
29. Rachel Getting Married
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger
What is it about: The estranged daughter of the family is coming home for her sister's wedding and she's about to cause a storm.
Why I want to watch it: Anne Hathaway failed the angst role in Havoc...but she's gotten so much praise for this one...that's one reason to see it.
30. Phoebe in Wonderland
Starring: Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson
What is it about: A little girl struggles with the rule-obsessed world around her and retreats to an imaginary fantasy world filled with characters from Alice in Wonderland.
Why I want to watch it: It sounds good. The trailer is good as well and it stars Elle Fanning as Phoebe...she really is the child actor to watch...taking on all these interesting challenging roles.
31. Trick R Treat
Starring: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox
What is it about: Several Halloween-ish interwoven stories...involving a group of prankster who have gone too far, costumed stalker and more...things are about to get scary.
Why I want to watch it: I've seen some pretty good ratings of it which caught my attention, and I saw the trailer...its somewhat of horror movie with some humour...a "dark" comedy here :). So yeah I want to see it.
32. Cake Eaters
Starring: Aaron Stanford, Kristen Stewart
What is it about: Two families are brought together by the return of one family's son. Some family secrets are about to be unraveled.
Why I want to watch it: Love dramas. Especially those that have about family secrets...who doesn't have secret right?
33. Veronika Decides to Die
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jonathan Tucker, Erika Christensen
What is it about: After a failed suicide attempt, a woman finds she only has days to live.
Why I want to watch it: What a title right? I actually own the book. Just haven't read it yet. But I will before I catch the movie.
Starring: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou
What is it about: A group of youths with telekinetic powers are on the run from the agency that created them.
Why I want to watch it: Looks like a fun action packed X-Men like flick but with out the fatherly mentor.
35. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett
What is it about: Benjamin Button was born old and grows younger.
Why I want to watch it: I wasn't so sure about this movie before...but there's soo much buzz about it now with all those nominations. And its directed by David Fincher. Definitely different from what he has done before...so this would be interesting.
36. An Education
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike
What is it about: Its a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl set in 1961 London when she meets a 30-something David who is about to change her choices in life?
Why I want to watch it: Nick Hornby's the screenwriter for it. And it has some pretty good reviews for it. And I love watching movies set in the past.
37. Middle of Nowhere
Starring: Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri, Anton Yelchin, Justin Chatwin, Willa Holland
What is it about: A mother blows her eldest daughter's college fund on her youngest daughter's modeling campaign.
Why I want to watch it: Oh my...what a nightmare that sounds. Want to see how it all unravels and it has some of todays better young actors attached to it too.
38. New Moon
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
What is it about: Depressed and devastated by Edward's sudden departure, Bella finds a surprise comfort and support from her blossoming friendship with Jacob Black.
Why I want to watch it: Its the Twilight sequel! There's going to be more Vampires...supposedly ancient and scarier ones...werewolves and they're going to shoot in Italy...can't wait.
39. A Woman of No Importance
Starring: Sienna Miller
What is it about: Based on the Oscar Wilde's play, a woman's past comes back to haunt her when the man who left her with a child becomes the potential employer of their illegitimate son.
Why I want to watch it: I've never read the actual play...the story sounds interesting...and Oscar Wilde's stories always has humour in it.
40. S. Darko
Starring: Daveigh Chase, Ed Westwick, Justin Chatwin, Briana Evigan
What is it about: Seven years after the original film. Samantha, Donnie Darko's younger sister, and her best friend Corey goes on a road trip and she too begins to be plagued by bizarre visions of her own.
Why I want to watch it: Donnie Darko was this weird little film that gained a cult like status...I was surprised when it was announced last year that there was going to be a sequel. But hey I won't write it off yet...have to see it first right.
41. Sherlock Holmes
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
What is it about: Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are about to solve some big mystery on the big screens.
Why I want to watch it: Gut Ritchie's directing it and they have Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law taking on the main roles...it would be interesting to see how it all works out.
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Kieran Culkin, Rory Culkin, Emma Roberts
What is it about: Set in the late '70s, seen through the innocent eyes of a fifteen year old boy, Scott, "Lymelife" is a unique take on the dangers of the American Dream.
Why I want to watch it: The storyline sounds appealing enough...It also stars the Culkin brothers...and we haven't seen Kieran Culkin in any movies since Igby Goes Down...and I love that movie.
43. The Greatest
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon
What is it about: A family is still coping with the death of their son when their son's girlfriend reveals that she is carrying his child.
Why I want to watch it: Sounds like something I would like to watch.
44. The Informers
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder, Mickey Rourke Jon Foster, Amber Heard
What is it about: Published in 1995, the collection of loosely connected short stories captures a week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence
Why I want to watch it: The movie sounds pretty over the top and wicked. And this was the last film Brad Refro supposedly worked on before his death.
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Saffron Burrows, Robin Williams
What is it about: Unable to come to grips with a recent personal tragedy, the shrink is a chronic pot smoker who no longer cares about his personal appearance and has lost faith in his ability to help his patients.
Why I want to watch it: A wrecked shrink?...I think Kevin Spacey would do well in this role.
46. Victoria Day
Starring: Mark Rendall, Holly Deveaux, John Mavrogiannis
What is it about: The Victoria Day long weekend heralds the beginning of summer and the events that occur during it are about to change the course of Ben's life.
Why I want to watch it: I read the film summary of it at the Sundance website. I thought it sounds good. Something I might want to watch.
47. 500 Days of Summer
Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
What is it about: Romantic comedy which centers on a man who falls hopelessly in love with a woman who doesn't believe in love.
Why I want to watch it: Sounds cute. This could be the romantic comedy for me this year.
48. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson
What is it about: The Deceptions are seeking revenge.
Why I want to watch it: Surprisingly I actually liked Transformers. It was some good blockbuster fun. Hopefully this would be as good.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I was surprised shocked…when I saw this news on E News yesterday night…or was it the day before? Anyhow Dakota Fanning is after all…like the biggest child actor of our time…and she’s supposedly in talks to do New Moon…which could only escalate New Moon’s buzz factor right? Next question I asked myself…what role is she supposed to play, because the E News episode I watched did not mention any roles. It took me a while…a pretty long while, before I thought duhhh…It has to be Jane. Who else could it be? Jane (Read Jane's character profile here) is suppose to be this young petite teenage girl and Dakota’s pretty ethereal looking to be a vampire…Not since Interview with the Vampire have we seen a major iconic child vampire character on our screens. But wait a minute…although I haven’t read Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, I understand Jane also make appearances in those…and Dakota still being a kid…who is growing…her growth would be blatantly obvious…Jane is a Vampire remember!…She doesn’t grow older…period…I’m not against Dakota playing Jane…I think it’ll be interesting to see her in that role. But if they are going to have the character appear in the rest of the movies I would also think it be safer to cast a young looking 18-20 plus actress…whose growth spurt has slowed down and who wouldn’t actually be growing up in front of the screens...But anyway, for now it does seem true that Summit is considering her…Dakota herself has confirmed that she is in talks for the role. You can read a post at HisGoldenEyes.com here that has collated all the articles regarding Dakota’s link to the role. Now I wonder who they are thinking off for Alec?
I wanted to watch this movie back when it was first release, because one, there was Seth Cohen...oops sorry...I mean Adam Brody and second because there was Kristen Stewart...And I pretty much knew nothing of what it was actually about. But basing on the poster...I had thought it was some kind of love story/drama between Adam Brody's and Kristen Stewart's character.But nope. Wow was that poster misleading.
The story starts off Carter (Brody), a soft-core porn writer being dumped by his actress girlfriend. He's depressed about it and decides to exile himself to Detroit to care for his sick grandmother. There he meets the Hardwickes, the next door neighbours...mainly the mother (a much older woman), Sarah (Meg Ryan) and the teenage daughter Lucy (Stewart). Carter and Sarah become quick friends and starts going on long walks together. Its seems for the first time in a really long time...each were really able to talk...about their lives...about everything...and to have someone to truly listen...and to actually be interested in someone else's life as well. They were what they really needed at each respective point of their lives. But of course there's always the question of...can men and women be friends without romantic undertones (for this story we'll find out in the later scenes). And through Sarah, Carter becomes acquainted with Lucy...who Sarah actually insists on her taking Carter out to the movies. Her reasons were rather noble...that Carter was new in town...he didn't know anyone else...and she wanted him to cheer up from still being bummed about his recent break up. But you kinda can't help feeling it was a weird suggestion made by a mother to ask her teenage daughter to take a grown man out...I also saw it as more of a substitute too...in a way that because she, a married older woman, couldn't take him out...she sends in her daughter instead. No surprise Lucy to starts to like Carter too. He is after all a likable and charming character not to mention it seems a pretty good listener and his arrival is about to affect the lives of the Hardwicke women in ways they would they never have thought and in the process mending his own broken heart.
I liked the movie. I thought it had a good story. It wasn't those horribly deep, thought provoking, heart wrenching flicks. It was a lighter drama...I would say...that does touch on some serious issues...Love, growing up, life, death, infidelity...and so on. There was some humorous moments, some courtesy of Carter's Alzheimer stricken grandmother.Some pretty good dialogue. And there were good performances overall. Adam Brody will always have that Seth Cohen persona with him...maybe because that's how he is in real life? But it does fits really well with Carter...maybe thats why he got the Carter role too...but Carter is the more grown up Seth...with much more life experiences on him. Meg Ryan...I really like her performance here. She is both weak and vulnerable as Sarah. But also has this silent strength about her...as she takes the backseat to let the rest of her family take the spotlight in her life. And lastly Kristen Stewart...who usually excels in such roles...the quiet angsty teen roles.
So yes...I enjoyed this movie. A good watch.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Well it seems new Harry Potter pictures (the picture above is not from the site) have surfaced on a Japanese Harry Potter website (http://www.pottermania.jp/)...actually they're stills of what looks like a new tv spot...or could it be a new trailer...hmm? Now I wonder when will the English version of the trailer/tv spot be released? And how come we're getting it late? Anyhow for now you can see the stills here.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I've been waiting for this movie since like...I don't know? Its been pushed back soo many times. Anyway I've finally seen the trailer (and a more recently released clip). I'm not loving the opening of the trailer...the big zeroing in all the tight security places...I understand they're just being cute with it like being an espionage flick...but not liking it here. I hate the voiceover too... I thought trailers were over the whole voiceover thing? Or are they just being old school about the whole thing? Yep I think, thats more it.And the scenes we get to see in the trailer... some of them were pretty silly and corny...much in the league of "teen/college" movies like American Pie or Road Trip. But I actually like the more Star War-ish scenes...It'll be fun spotting those scenes...Now the movie has some big appearance from some of the Star Wars alumni too...which is cool and it would have been cooler if they had scored some of cast from the prequels...Anyhow...even if the movie gets a tad silly...I'm predicting it'll be a a fun entertaining watch especially for Star Wars fan. So yeah...still want to watch it.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Do you know your movies? Well take on Empire Magazine's the 500 Greatest Movies Quiz. Is it the toughest movie quiz on the net? It was pretty tough for me. I scored about 175/500 or so and answered 5 questions in a row correctly. I guess its no surprise, I've watched very few of the classic movies, those black and white ones or pretty much most that were prior to the 90's...and thus I wasn't able to answer most of those. Yes I know, I need to check out the classics. Think you'll fare better? Play the quiz here(You'll need to register to play). How much did you score?
I just read this slideshow at New York Magazine website that lists out 28 Reasons That ‘Twilight’ the Movie Is Better Than ‘Twilight’ the Book, its just hilarious. If you have read or watch Twilight, you might want to check it out here...otherwise its very spoiler-ish.
I for one like the Twilight movie. It isn't the greatest movie ever made...let's be realistic. Some moments can be just corny or cheesy or look very budgeted...because it is after all very budgeted, but for me it did the best it could with what they had to work with. I mean I love the book, it is after all a very addictive read. But the book can be incredibly sappy...(as highlighted by the slideshow). Overall I thought the movie was entertaining and enjoyable...and I agreed with most that was listed in the slideshow...but I just wouldn't add the "better" part. I just think a more truer adaptation of the book might not work so well on film. Anyway for the next film...improve on the acting please...and the action sequences too...all those millions in box office takings has to go somewhere right...?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I know. I know, the trailer has been out for awhile. And its not that I have just watch the trailer. Its just that since I've only started blogging after a long hiatus...I'm just only posting about the trailer now. Why...well because the Watchmen movie has come out with some of the best trailers I've ever seen. Its just looks awesome and cool...I really like the little slow motion thing they did for dramatic effect. The trailer has also made me want to watch the movie (rightly so...that's what trailers are suppose to do), one that I know very little about other than its adapted from a very popular graphic novel. And guess what, I have also bought the graphic novel. I haven't read it yet...but I will...I will...I'll read it before I see the movie. So here are the trailers. Enjoy.
I simply love the choice of songs in the trailers. The first with Smashing Pumpkin's The Beginning is the End is the Beginning and the second trailer featuring Muse's Take a Bow. I mean really aren't the songs just brilliant and soo fitting. Though I'm a bit confuse about the Smashing Pumkins song. They had done a song, The End is the Beginning is the End in the 90's for the OST Batman & Robin. Its similar to The Beginning is the End is the Beginning except that the tone is slightly different and so are the lyrics except for the chorus. Anyway...I much love the Watchmen version more...its more...haunting...I would say.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Yep, that's right. Twilight (Two-Disc Special Edition) is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com at USD 22.99 . You can check it out here. It will though, only be released on March 21st...still a long wait.
So what goodies are in store for us in the Twilight (Two-Disc Special Edition). Well according to Amazon.com, the DVD features are:
* Audio commentary by Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson
* Muse music video: "Super Massive Black Hole"
* Paramore music video: "Decode"
* Linkin Park music video: "Leave Out All the Rest"
* Five extended scenes with director introductions
* Five deleted scenes with director introductions
* Seven-part documentary: "The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen"
* Comic-Con "fandom" piece
* Comic-Con NY sizzle reel
* Three trailers
* Penelope trailer
The features sound good. I'm liking it. I'm definitely buying it.
Now what about the DVD's cover art? I guess its ok as far as DVD cover art goes...I mean seriously there are some horribly ugly DVD cover art out there. I would have preferred that they go with the first poster. But this art is decent enough. And it does feature many of the characters in the movie, which is appealing to many and would help sell the dvd. And they did stock it up with a lot of features which is great. But I kinda couldn't help but feel they didn't go the extra mile with the dvd packaging. They should know by now Twilight fans would buy anything...they could have given us a nice little dvd packaging.
I was thinking along the lines of this Twilight Collector's Edition book. Wouldn't it have been pretty if they had a dvd packaging that was somewhat similar? Packaging that looked like a book. Of course it would cost a tad more...but most won't mind. It would still fly off the shelves.
Hopefully they would come out with a Collector's Edition DVD. With nicer packaging and with more features. What do you think?