Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Movies Playing!



Trust
What's It About?
A teenage girl meets a "boy" online who turns out to be a sexual predator.
 


Trailer:


PREDICTION:
"It looks really good--- the subject matter is an uncomfortable, scary one--- how it's played out with the girl's father seeking revenge is rightful--- and hopefully executed."






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Super
What's It About?
A loser decides to transform himself into a superhero after his wife dumps him for another man.
 


Trailer:

PREDICTION:
"It looks super hilarious! Prone to dorky and save-the-day roles Seth Rogen would have been perfect in the lead."





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The Last Godfather
What's It About?
An Italian mafia's godfather's illegitimate accident prone Asian son is chosen to run the mafia.
 

Trailer:


PREDICTION:
"It looks very funny and charming with a lot of great physical comedy a la Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton (who the Asian gangster-in-training resembles)."




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Cat Run
What's It About?
An escort involved in a cover up is pursued relentlessly by bad guys all while being protected by two incompetent detectives.
 


Trailer:


PREDICTION:
"It looks like a lot of fun plain and simple!"






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Rubber
What's It About?
A killer tire named Robert.
 


Trailer:


PREDICTION:
"It looks like literally mindless fun--- a killer tire?!"




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Insidious
What's It About?
A young boy in a coma is haunted by demonic spirits.
 


Trailer:


PREDICTION:
"It looks like most haunting themed movies that all over the place recently--- so-so. The only thing that looks scary is the cool looking red creature."





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Hop
What's It About?
The Easter's Bunny's son who doesn't want to take his father's throne but become a famous drummer.
 


Trailer:


PREDICTION:
"It looks cute of course but the addition of CGI+humans ruin it. An animated only pic would have been cuter."




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In A Better World
What's It About?
A doctor's bullied-in-school son is involved in an act of revenge by his new-to-school friend.
 

Trailer:


PREDICTION:
"It looks good--- interesting and serious."






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Source Code
What's It About?
A man finds out he's part of a top-secret government experiment "Source Code" that allows him to take over another man's identity within the person's last 8 minutes of life.
 


Trailer:


PREDICTION:
"It looks okay. Cool plot alright but Jake Gyllenhaal seems very wrongly cast in the lead. A huge action star name a la Tom Cruise could have made this a must-see."







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Best New Movie Poster of the Week





(Official Poster for upcoming movie Trust.)


WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The film's title very fitting text style.
*The menacing hand with dead looking roses thrust into the girl's calm face. 





(Alternate poster for the upcoming movie Trust.)


WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The young girl "sleeping with one eye open."
*The absence of a tagline.



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Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Movies Playing!



Sucker Punch
What's It About?
A girl's powerful imagination provides escape out of a mental institution for herself and her friends.
 


Trailer:

PREDICTION:
"It looks a lot of fun, visually especially--- resembling a videogame. Girls playing with guns, swords and rockets is always a lot of fun to see! The plot is really cool but the cast isn't so impressive and there may be too much going on visually to take in all at once."





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Peep World
What's It About?
A family's family secrets are exposed when a family member publishes a tell all book.
 


Trailer:

PREDICTION:
"It looks hilarious! Dysfunctional family movies are always a lot of fun."







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Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Roderick Rules
What's It About?
The second installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
 


Trailer:


PREDICTION:
"It looks surprisingly really funny. Sorta reminds me of Malcolm in the Middle on the big screen."






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The 5th Quarter
What's It About?
When a young man's brother dies suddenly, he leads his football team into victory to honor his brother as he wears his jersey number.
 


Trailer:

PREDICTION:
"It looks sappy but touching. The plot is nothing new but sports movies always have a feel-good aura about them."






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Potiche
What's It About?
A French trophy wife becomes head of her husband's factory.
 


Trailer:

PREDICTION:
"It looks pretty charming."







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Miral
What's It About?
The story of a young Palestinian girl in Jerusalem during the 1948 partition of Palestine and the establishment of the state of Israel.


Trailer:

PREDICTION:
"It looks too slow-moving yet thrilling when it picks up and thought-provoking all together."






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 White Irish Drinkers
What's It About?
Two Irish brothers turn to a life of crime.
 


Trailer:

PREDICTION:
"It doesn't look like it would hold my attention at all."







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Best New Movie Poster of the Week

(Official Poster for upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)


WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*All the characters are armed and look ready for battle.
*The four word hype stirring tagline talking directly to the poster viewer.


(Character Poster for upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)

WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The action pose of the character battling a monster.



(Alternate retro-styled character poster for the upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)


WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The vintage look of the poster.
*The playful tagline.



(Character Poster for upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)

WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The action pose of the character battling a monster.


(Alternate retro-styled character poster for the upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)


WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The vintage look of the poster.
*The badass tagline.



(Character Poster for upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)


WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The action pose of the character battling monsters.



(Alternate retro-styled character poster for the upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)


WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The vintage look of the poster.
*The sexy tagline.


(Character Poster for upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)


WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The action pose of the character battling monsters.



(Alternate retro-styled character poster for the upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)


WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The vintage look of the poster.
*The badass tagline.


(Character Poster for upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)

WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The action pose of the character.


(Alternate retro-styled character poster for the upcoming movie Sucker Punch.)

WHY THIS POSTER IS GREAT!:

*The vintage look of the poster.
*The double entendre tagline.




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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Charlie Sheen the Movie Starring...




 (Charismatic and erratic actor, Charlie Sheen)




Inevitable, with Charlie Sheen everywhere in the news these days, a movie, either for television or for the big screen probably will be happening.


Which lucky actor would WIN the role of Sheen?



 Charlie Sheen 
(of course!)


With Sheen's massive ego, I wouldn't put it past him to request to star in his own biopic!

That would be very cool I have to admit.


Other actors who could pull off playing Sheen due to their uncanny resemblance to him:




Jason Bateman




 Nathan Fillion





 Kyle MacLachlan


  
Actors who don't resemble Sheen but would without a doubt nail his crazy antics to a tee due to their bouts of own zaniness at one point:




 William Baldwin

 Tom Cruise



 Joaquin Phoenix




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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Will Sucker Punch Be A Knockout or Will It Suck?




(Blondie, Amber, Baby Doll, Sweet Pea and Rocket: 
The girls of the upcoming fantasy action film Sucker Punch.)


This Friday, Sucker Punch, the action film very coolly starring five young women (Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens and Jamie Chung) who kick butt and know who to use a weapon well, opens.

I'm pretty excited because when is the last time a movie starring a group of females as action heroes been widely released?

Ironically Sucker Punch (written and directed by Zack Snyder who directed  2007's amazing 300 (ironically which was was pretty much made up of an all male cast) ) comes a year after 2010's testosterone filled action film The Expendables.

It's so great to see a group of girls finally have a turn fighting, getting dirty and kicking ass instead of the norm of males being the action stars.

BUT...

Part of me wonders will the girls of Sucker Punch be strong enough to be categorized as action heroes?

With the exception of Rocket's name--- Baby Doll, Blondie, Amber and Sweet Pea sure don't seem tough based on their cutesy names. 

And especially in the sexy get-ups they're wearing.

Sexy action hero girls can be tough of course, but they're the cliche for female action stars.

I wonder if the Sucker Punch girl's beauty and sexy costumes will distract from their fighting? 
Or will it make them cooler because they are beautiful and sexy and capable of as much destruction as men?

I'm hoping it's the latter.

It should be interesting to see if theatres will be more estrogen filled but of course the scantily clad girls are meant to entice male audiences.

Even though the Sucker Punchers are pretty and girly and don't look so tough (with the exception of Abbie Cornish's Sweet Pea)--- it's still great to see girls whipping some butt!

Here's to Sucker Punch being a knockout!





























Sunday, March 20, 2011

Brutally Brilliant Bereavement

The Verdict:
GO SEE! 
*But I suggest only if you're into extremely brutal horror because the murders are extremely brutal. Also, if you can't stomach a young child being tortured and doing some of the killing, this isn't for you.

Bereavement is simply a perfect horror film--- as horrific as a great horror film should be--- from beginning when little Martin Bristol is kidnapped by serial killer Graham Sutter (a terrifyingly great Brett Rickaby, The Crazies)--- to the end where young Martin (disturbingly (in a good way) played by Spencer List) has taken over Sutter's murderous throne.
The prequel to the wonderfully scary 2005's Malevolence, Bereavement tells the back story of its killer, Martin (who is a young man in Malevolence) and very importantly the story of Martin's abductor/teacher in the art of killing.
Bereavement intertwines Martin and Sutter's twisted tale with a new-to-town teen girl Allison (Alexandra Daddario, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) and the relatives who have taken her in since her parent's suddenly died, plus their bad boy neighbor William (Nolan Gerald Funk, X2) who has a crush on Allison at first sight.
Bereavement, as brutal as it is all together, is soft at some moments, with the authentic seeming budding romance developing between Allison and William--- which tragically doesn't develop fully.
Bereavement's brutality is what makes it brilliant.
I don't think I've ever seen so much stabbing in any horror film--- and not cheesy stabbing either--- extremely vicious, seemingly realistic stabbing that makes you feel for the character being sliced and diced.
The torture of young Martin by Sutter are probably the most disturbing scenes in Bereavement. Martin's face and arm is slit and a knife is stabbed into his hand! Watching Martin kill is also very unsettling.
By the end of Bereavement, the body count is tremendous.
Who I expected to hopefully still be alive by the end vs. who actually is alive by the end is shocking.
Although blood and gore fills Bereavement, there are startling gorgeous scenic shots and even of killer Sutter (one of the best shots of the entire film is of Sutter standing on top of a roof in shadow almost, looking out at a pink filled sky).
Bereavement maybe part Psycho (Sutter hated his parent, his father and "sees" him even though he's dead) part Halloween (little Martin becomes a killer), part The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Sutter does his killing in a meat packing plant), part Jeepers Creepers (Sutter drives a creepy old vehicle), part Hostel (Sutter hangs up some of his victims in tortuous contraptions)--- but it stands in a horror class by itself at the same time.
The idea of making Martin a child who can't feel pain (due to congenital insensitivity) who happens to be kidnapped by a serial killer who grooms him to be a mini him, is genius.
Also fresh, is giving the audience a peep into the mind and world of a "real" killer.  Sutter isn't hidden behind a mask like most killers in horror today and can't be killed--- instead, his face is clear as day and as inhuman as he is, he's human. 
He even speaks! 
Most killers in horrors just breath heavy or barely talk. Sutter rants nonsense due to him being crazy, but it makes him more realistic. His most chilling line is, "If they have no feelings they can't know fear. But if they can't know fear, why do they run?" (This would have made a great tagline for the movie poster!)
Bereavement's director and writer, Stevan Mena has outdone himself with Bereavement.
A following part, which would make the Martin Bristol/Graham Sutter story a trilogy, is supposedly in the works in the future.
Perhaps more of Sutter's back story will be revealed how he got his start into the business of murdering people. 
Malevolence and Bereavement (I wonder what the next, unlikely, great title will be?) fans will be impatiently awaiting! 





Trailer:



*Fun Film Facts*

~The original cut of Bereavement was almost 3 hours long.
~Director and writer Stevan Mena also composed the score to Bereavement.
~Martin Bristol, played by Spencer List, has a twin sister, Peyton List, who plays Wendy in Bereavement, the half-sister of Allison.






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