Wednesday, December 23, 2009
It's very likely that you've never heard of Fede Alvarez until now that I have mentioned his name. Alvarez, an Argentinian film-maker derived from clues featured in this short movie, has made a kick-ass little moving picture for an amazingly slim budget. About $300. American. So, it shouldn't be a surprise that his short: "Panic Attack" (or "Attaque de Panico" for our Spanish reader[s]) has already landed him a $30 million movie deal. Good for him. I just want more of this visuals on either the proverbial big screen, or I could settle for BAFW HQ's big screen. Either way, BAFW wants more Fede Alvarez. Check out the movie. You won't be dissapointed.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Come April 2010, everyone's going to be talking about "Kick Ass". Being currently touted as the most irresponsibly violent movie in recent history, it puts children (or young adolescents) into extremely violent situations with some truly entertaining results. I'm going to watch this. Specially now, since I saw the 11 year old character from the movie, "Hit Girl", wailing on some mafia dudes with a visceral finesse usually found in much older assassins. Check out the red band trailer (I know, she says "fucking with you") for more severed limbs and bullet holes than you can shake a stick at.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Brittany Murphy, aged 32, passed away due to a cardiac arrest this past Sunday morning. Even though I hadn't seen much of this actress since 2005's "Sin City", she did have a role in the newest Sylvester Stallone action flick "The Expendables". And who could forget her career-making role as Tai in "Clueless". . . or, if you're a "King of the Hill" fan, she was the voice of the Luanne character for the entire run of that show. No details as of yet as to what might have brought on the cardiac arrest. Remember Brittany Murphy at her IMDB page where you can see all of her past and upcoming film work.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Ummm . . . Holy shit. Can it be possible to make a better "Iron Man" movie? From the looks of the trailer above it's looking like a damn good possibility. Looks like everyone is back for some more iron-clad goodness (except for the guy replaced by Don Cheadle) and the new villian, Whiplash, played by Mickey Rourke comes off appropriately menacing and badass. Lots of cool moments in this trailer. Can't wait for 2010.
Edit: Oh, and I totally forgot to mention the jaw-dropping "War Machine" sequence in this trailer and the slight glimpse at Scarlett Johansson dressed up as Russian covert operative and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent "Black Widow". How could I forget.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
"Kick-Ass" has had some great buzz thanks to the hype the source material had when it came out via comic book form. But, it's had a bit of a bumpy ride towards getting made, so much so that the film itself didn't have a distribution deal until just a few months ago when people started to see the finished product. Even with Nicolas Cage involved (I find myself saying this often now) I want to see this movie. Sadly, while this clip does give us a rather dangerous but almost sweet father-daughter moment, it doesn't have any McLovin in it. Yes, that kid from "Superbad" and "Role Models" is in this movie as well, and he plays a super-hero. Check out the clip, and get ready for some ass kicking come next year when the film is due to be released.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I've seen many a Robin Hood movie. Now, I guess I have to see another one. Ridley Scott directs this one and Russell Crowe has been cast as the anti-hero in question. It's a little reminiscent of their previous period piece collaboration, "Gladiator". Is that a bad thing? Not to me. I loved that movie. Here's hoping that "Robin Hood" comes out truly badass and hits its target in 2010. Look out for this movie. In the meantime, check out the trailer.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I tend to stay clear of reality TV. I do appreciate the value and merit of a well scripted show. For the most part, MTV has been pumping out these generic and engineered shows like "The Real World" and all of those "Laguna Beach" spin-off's. Totally forgettable television if you ask me. And then they went back to the drawing board and created this fantastically terrible but hard not to watch show entitled: "Jersey Shore". In itself, this show is a spin off of a "True Life" MTV documentary, but that's the only place MTV cut corners.
The show is full of self-proclaimed guidos and guidettes. Basically, Italian-American douchebags. These kids are more preoccupied with tanning, fist pumping to house music, hooking up and drinking heavily. And, despite looking like MTV put blinders on when casting, these kids think they're the hottest thing since garlic bread. It's hilarious. I'm currently just tuning in to see how much I can hate these ass-hats. Check your local listings if you want to catch the show. MTV plays it all the time. Since the show just started a couple of weeks ago, you might even get to watch the 2 hour (yes, T W O) season premiere.
Friday, December 11, 2009
The Spierig Brothers, directors of the rather fun but ultimately uneven Australian zombie flick "Undead", are back, this time taking on vampires in their latest film titled "Daybreakers". From the looks of this trailer, it would appear that they got some quality actors this time around for their futuristic look at a world overrun by bloodsuckers. Check out the trailer. The movie should be coming out soon. Not exactly sure when it comes out. I've been out of the loop lately when it comes to movie premier dates. But, I'm sure you can do a Google search or something. Sheesh, do I have to do everything for you?
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Since magic is all the rage these days, Disney is dipping into the dark arts and pulling "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" out of it's hat. Directed by Jon Turtletaub (who might or might not be turtle'y enough for your turtle club) and starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, and Alfred Molina, it doesn't look like it has much in common with the "Fantasia" short that might have inspired it, but it still looks decent enough to watch thanks to super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer throwing tons of money at this project. The trailer looks pretty slick and, despite the presence of Nick Cage, pretty darn good. Check out the trailer in YouTube format, or, for the more discerning trailer watcher, click on this link to take you to the Apple page for all sorts of Quicktime options. This movie comes out in 2010.
Friday, December 04, 2009
"Iron Man 2" is gearing up for a 2010 release, but already a stream of hype has been funneling out to the media. I could have posted the picture of Iron Man and War Machine, back to back, but I think you'd much rather see the pictures of Scarlett Johansson, which will be playing Russian spy "Black Widow", low and close to the floor. In fact, if she spends the whole movie walking around on all fours, you won't hear any complaints from me. One more pic below. Check out the movie when it comes out. If it's even half as good as the first "Iron Man" movie, then it's gonna be better than most films this year.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
I enjoy a good racing game here and there. Whether it's a simulation style racer like "Forza", or an arcade battle racing game like the one above, "Blur" seems like tons of fun. Not only that, but they got 50 real world licensed cars that you can damage to your heart's content. Check out the trailer. "Blur" should be hitting the streets in 2010. Look for it. 'Til then, I'll be playing "Burnout: Paradise".