Saturday, June 30, 2007

Superbad Makes Good Men of Two Students

Care for another teen movie with a lot of comedy, angst, and confusion? Then, Superbad's for you. Two students set out to organize the best beer-soaked party ever. But of course, as the plot of movies like this go, things go terribly wrong and they end up learning a lesson in life. This stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. Direction is by Greg Mottola.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

John Cusack Enters Room 1408

The horror-thriller movie 1408 is based on Stephen King's short story about a ghosthunter, Mike Enslin (John Cusack), who becomes a disbeliever and debunker of supernatural reports after going on a search for ghosts after his daughter's death. He goes to disprove the curse of a notorious hotel room but gets the ride of his life when ghosts appear and things happen. The worst part is he can't get out of the room. When he goes online with a laptop, he finds out that the cops are looking for him inside an empty room.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Enter the Wild with Christopher McCandless

In 1992, after a life-changing accident involving a car and a flash flood, honor student and athlete, Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) underwent a transformation and threw away what he had. He gave his $24,000 savings to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. In his journey, he meets people who leads him along his path. This is one man's epic trail towards discovery, adventure and renewal. This movie is written and directed by Sean Penn and also stars Vince Vaughn and William Hurt.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Journalist Encounters Man-Eating Croc in Rogue

What happens when tourists, one of them a journalist, go on an outing in the Australian Outback and get's to make fun of hungry crocodiles? Of course, one of the crocodiles get angry and decides to make a meal of them. You've watched the scenario before in other movies. First, the tourists are shown having a good time, then fear sets in as the crocs attack, then for some reason, they get trapped somewhere and gets stalked by a one... a big one!

Mister Bean Rides with Caunes to Cannes

Mr. Bean gets to travel to Cannes, France. He just wants to get to the beach but he gets to do a lot more! See the surprised face of Sabine (played by actress Emma de Caunes)? You get that when you meet Mr. Bean for the first time and he gives you the eye.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ratatouille's Bird Talks About Rats

Writer-director Brad Bird of the movie Ratatouille talked to Entertainment Weekly about why he gave a shot to this movie about a rat who can cook and a cook who can't. "When Jan Pinkava pitched the idea of a rat who wants to cook, everyone at Pixar immediately recognized it as having a sort of huge [dramatic] tension. Because a rat is death to a kitchen. I mean, they'll close a restaurant that has a rat in it. And a kitchen is death to a rat. So a rat that wants to move into that world? It's the most impossible goal any creature could have. Everybody was very entertained by that."

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Simpsons Movie Awaited by Fans

This is how it is to be waiting for the opening of The Simpsons Movie... Doh! The Simpsons have stayed the same all through the years. Many of the fans of the series actually grew out of childhood watching it. Now, there's a horde of them out there just salivating for this big screen version, which would be one of epic and world-saving proportions! And who's in the middle of this all? Doh!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Picture by Spielberg of Indiana Jones as Harrison Ford at Sixty

Just look at this picture taken by director Steven Spielberg (left). It's Indiana Jones playing Harrison Ford at 60! Or is it the other way around? So this is how the famous archaeologist-character will look like in the latest Indiana Jones movie of creator, George Lucas. Do you think this will suck? Unlikely. It would be just like the way Spielberg took the picture of Ford... Perfect!

What's in In Dr. Jone's crate? Yes indeed! There's an artifact hidden in every one of these paper weights with magnetic whip and fedora. Order now to find out what it is! But beware, there are also things in there Indy wouldn't like!

"How to Enhance Children's Imagination of the Past When Teaching History"

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Michael Rapaport Is "Special" in This Movie

Michael Rapaport stars in "Special," a movie about Les Franken, a metermaid who experiences a psychosis after he enlists in a drug testing program. Suddenly, he believes he has superpowers that he should use to help people.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Stan Lee Action Figure to Hit Stores

Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man of Marvel Comics, now has his own action figure by Hasbro. The 84-year-old comic book legend is shown wearing eyeglasses, a blue windbreaker, and khaki pants. "We feel it's long overdue that Stan Lee be immortalized as an action figure, much like the dozens of marvelous characters that he has created for years and years," said Eric Nyman, Hasbro's vice president of marketing. "And it couldn't be more fitting than to create him as a `Marvel Legends' figure." The toy will sell for $14.99 and will be available only as a limited edition product. It will be introduced at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July (2007).

Shown at left is a mini bust of Stan Lee by Bowen Designs. It is not the action figure toy by Hasbro and is only shown for reference.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Good Luck Chuck Poster Simply Crawls on Your Skin

Here's another Good Luck Chuck movie poster. It's a spoof of that famous Rolling Stone magazine cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. You probably already know this one. It's the comedy movie about a guy who loses a girl to the next guy that comes. It makes fun of the male ego and I don't see how this poster can be any more humiliating to a guy---even more so when you find out that it's been Photoshopped. Yes, Dane Cook didn't really wrap himself around Jessica Alba naked. That would have upped her talent fee sky-high! Yeah, good luck Chuck!

Batman's Bike Also Comes In Black

Guess whose bike this is? Yes, that's the Dark Knight riding his Bat Bike, and I don't think the photograph can get any darker, or blacker than this. But the rider is most likely stuntman Jean-Pierre Goy, whose supposedly the only one who has ever ridden the strange vehicle, which doesn't steer with the hands. Instead, it has something which you put your shoulders on and you have to twist a little to go left and right.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Join Wall-E in His Quest for Purpose and Meaning

From award-winning director Andrew Stanton, who brought to us Finding Nemo, now comes another tale from Disney and Pixar of an endearing character on a quest. Meet Wall-E, a robot trash compactor who lives in the future. Join him as he goes on a serendipitous journey across the galaxy to find true meaning in his life.

Take Wall-E home with you! He could use your company. Order now!

"How to Enhance Children's Imagination of the Past When Teaching History"

Transformers Poster Heats Up Fans

This Transformers movie poster has director Michael Bay's signature all over it. It's got his signature warm colors with the setting sun in the background; a dramatic and intimate scene of a couple caught in the middle of epic events beyond their control; a monster of a machine (in the form of Optimus Prime) that promises on screen mayhem and action... What more can a Michael Bay fan ask for in a Transformers movie?

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Dark Knight Bat Suit Designed by Linda Hemming

Here is the new Bat Suit for the sequel to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight. Somehow, it reminds me of RoboCop's outfit. It's a good thing that actor Christian Bale can easily turn his head in this version. The headgear is designed by Linda Hemming to be like a motorcycle helmet. That will give more realism to his movements.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Captivity Will Wrench Your Gut

What can you expect from a movie where a popular American model is kidnapped, hidden away, and tortured by an unknown assailant in unimaginable ways that not even the creative team of Fear Factor can think about? Look at the movie stills and see if you can figure out what's going to happen in the movie. Then you decide if it's for you. This stars Elisha Cuthbert and is directed by Roland Joffe.

Cuba Gooding Is in Daddy Day Camp

What's a dad, who is up to his chin in kid troubles, do when he needs a new job? The answer is open a Daddy Day Camp. This movie is a sequel of sorts to Daddy Day Care. This time, instead of Eddie Murphy, we have Cuba Gooding Jr. playing the dad. How he manages the camp will be something to watch. But the bigger question is: will moviegoers like it?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hot Rod Movie To Crash Theaters

Rod Kimble is a self-proclaimed motorcycle stuntman. His problem? His abusive stepfather. His bigger problem? How to earn enough money for a heart operation to save his life. His solution? Jump fifteen buses. What will he do if he succeeds? Maybe celebrate a little, then get into conflict with his stepfather. How will it end? Just watch the movie. This one is directed by Akiva Schaffer.

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Invasion is Coming

Nicole Kidman stars in the sci-fi action thriller, The Invasion. This is another movie that deals with aliens trying to take over the planet. Of course, our heroine, a State psychiatrist, discovers a scheme for an extraterrestrial version of biological warfare against earth. Fortunately, she has a son who just might solve everything and get rid of the alien plague in the process. Will she succeed?

Nicole Kidman has new baby named Sunday

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bratz Dolls Come to Life

The popular long-haired and bellybutton revealing fashion dolls Bratz are now on the big screen. In order from left to right and top to bottom are Sasha (Logan Browning), Jade (Janel Parrish), Cloe (Skyler Shaye), and Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos) come to life as they are played by real actresses in Bratz: the Movie. Producer Avi Arad says the movie is designed to appeal to adults as well as the targeted young teens. It is all about discovering who you really are and finding out that friendship is something that should be cherished and that it will take you through rough times. "It's all about empowerment, believing in yourself and wish-fulfillment." Arad also hopes that it will "convert the disapproving moms and dads who say Bratz make Barbie look virtuous."

Rise: Blood Hunter Hopes to Get a Rise from Viewers

Lucy Liu is Sadie, a reporter who becomes the victim of a malicious vampire after she gets involved in the world of the undead bloodsuckers as they molest victims then suck them dry of their blood. She becomes one herself and then hunts down the vampire who was responsible. Unable to resist the lust for blood, she becomes a supernatural killer herself who prays on innocent victims, the one thing that she would want eradicated from the world.

Rise: Blood Hunter was made in just a month on a shoestring budget. Still, vampire fans are expected to flock to theaters for this film. If you like blood, then this movie is it. Be warned. It is violent, sexual, and has such gory and bloody scenes that will leave even jaded vampires ready to throw up their insides. It is definitely not for kids or the the faint of heart or those with high blood pressure. If you don't want a rise, don't watch this movie. By the way, it also stars Michael Chiklis of The Shield and The Fantastic Four, whose character, on a personal mission to avenge the death of his daughter, helps Sadie get her revenge.

Nicolas Cage is in Next

Nicolas Cage is in the movie Next. He plays Philip K. Dick's "Golden Man" from the novel. His character has the ability to see into the future and see possible outcomes of an event. He of course, is tapped to help save people's lives, but of course, this plan doesn't quite go as planned, and the protagonists end up being involved in events that will ultimately, potentially be harmful or lethal to them. Of course, Nick Cage's character already knows what's going to happen. The problem is that all the possible endings are all bad. What to do next?

If you've ever watched one of the sci-fi movies of Tom Cruise or Ben Affleck, you'd see that the premise of this movie is not new. Seeing into the future and knowing what's going to happen always gives a kind of tension in a movie that begins from the very start. But in such movies, what really matters is the ending. Look at the picture above with Cage and Jessica Biel. I'll bet you have an idea of what's going to happen next. By the way, the film also stars Julianne Moore.