Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Last Legion Movie Tricks Apparent in Quicktime

Ah, the magic of Quicktime! It can reveal so much about how a movie is made. Ironically, Quicktime can be used to "slow things down" and even pause scenes for analysis. See what movie shooting tricks from The Last Legion has been revealed with it.

A door that explodes before a stone ball hits. The crack isn't even aligned with the ball's path.

Falling human figures rendered in computer graphics. The man's skirt isn't even supposed to billow like that. You can see how fast they're supposed to be falling from the blurring.

A breakaway shield.

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This Is Not Global Warming!

Read the title again. It does not say Global Warming. It says Global Warning! It's really a new video game designed to promote awareness on global warming and the little things that people can do to help fight it. Yes, it's a game that teaches how to save the environment. In the game, you can either be a contributor to global warming or the factor that will prevent it. Either way, you learn. It's a game for the family from Midori software.

The Hulk's New Look

Here's the new look of the Incredible Hulk for the movie starring Edward Norton. This one has no resemblance at all to the actor, but it does seem to be a direct takeoff from the comic book depictions of the angry green giant. Live Tyler is reported to be playing Betty Ross.

Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk, will be on the run in the movie, trying to shake General Ross of his back and changing into the Hulk on occasion when somebody makes him angry enough. The climactic battle will be against The Abomination, which will be played by Tim Roth. If you don't know who The Abomination is, he's the muscular green guy with warts and scales all over his body and did I forget to mention he's got fins for ears? Oh, just look at the picture below.
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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ron Howard's New Apollo Documentary Movie

Director Ron Howard's fascination for the Apollo missions to the Moon moves from Apollo 13 to this documentary on the experiences of the surviving Apollo astronauts, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, Dave Scott, Harrison Schmitt and six others. Relive the journey as Howard takes you back in time to experience it all over again with first hand descriptions of these brave lunar pioneers and authentic historical footage, like that of President John F. Kennedy in his famous speech where he says the US will go to the Moon. Look at the Lunar Lander below. It's probably one of the most strange-looking spacecraft ever designed. But it's cool.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

The Water Horse Is All about A Kid's Monster Pet

A long time ago, I read of a story of a family that finds a dinosaur egg inside a cave. The egg hatches and a baby dinosaur that gets them into all manner of difficulties, especially after it grows up to be a giant! The Water Horse may have the same storyline, and it's not the first Loch Ness monster movie. Yet, from the trailer alone, it's bound to be an engaging fantasy tale of love and friendship.

The series of photographs here shows how the story unfolds, but even when you already know what's going to happen, it's still something to watch with your kids. By the way, the animation of the pet monster is so realistic, you'd swear it was real!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Spiderwick Chronicles Now a Motion Picture

This fantasy movie about kids entering a fantasy world of fairy tale creatures is from the popular and beloved series of books, The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. In the story, the Gracie family move from the city to an old, secluded house in a remote area owned by their great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Of course, the kids, twin brothers and their sister, have the time of their lives when they discover a secret that lay undiscovered for a long time in a hidden room. They find a book with a warning to whoever reads it. Then, the adventure and danger begins.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Aishwarya Rai Stars in The Last Legion

Here's another movie set in Roman times, a time when the empire was already crumbling and it's only hope lies in Romulus Augustus, who goes on a perilous adventure to Britain where he hopes to find a legion of loyal soldiers who could turn the tide of destiny.

Although it is inspired by history, it is actually a blend of sword and sorcery fantasy and takes elements from the Legend of King Arthur.

This movie stars Aishwarya Rai, who has been called the most beautiful woman on Earth. See her dramatic stills from the movie below.

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The Devil's Chair Is a Blood-Drenched Study in Horror Inspired by Clive Barker

I remember those movies made by horror novelist Clive Barker. They all have this thing for blood, body mutilation, and transformation using macabre gadgets from hell. Well, this movie, written and directed by Adam Mason, might just be inspired by Clive Barker. It's all about a guy who's suspected of killing his girlfriend when they go inside an abandoned asylum and finds a chair that seems to be a cross between an electric chair and something else. Well, you can imagine what they thought of doing in that chair. The girl sits, the chair locks her up in metal things and starts inserting metals probes into her and drains her blood.

Of course, the police doesn't buy the guy's claims and ends up with a psychiatrist. Then, this psychiatrist and a band of students decides to use his story as a case study and they go to the abandoned asylum to look around. So you now have this bunch of young people and their teacher in a horror house... Yipee!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cherry Crush Movie Is a Love and Murder Thriller

What's a young, teenaged photographer to do when he gets involved in a murder after he falls for an equally young model of his. Haven't these artists learned their lesson? Never, ever fall for your model because they'll get suspected for crimes they didn't commit. This is directed by Nicholas DiBella and written together with Paul Root. It stars Nikki Reed (left) and Jonathan Tucker.

Monday, July 16, 2007

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and Perhaps the Movie Too

This is the poster of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. It's about a pretty girl who boys want to get, and someone wants her more than anything else enough to do sinister acts. They go out with her in an outing and then they die one by one. What's going on? This stars Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Edwin Hodge, and Jonathan Levine. The movie has been described as "an intellectual's slasher flick." It is directed by Jonathan Levine and written by Jacob Foreman.

The Dark Knight's The Joker Photographed with Headless Man

What's this? Is this the photograph of The Joker from the set of The Dark Knight together with a new headless villain? Or is this an old photo of the late Brandon Lee in the set of the Crow? Where is Christian Bale as The Batman? Has Heath Ledger aka The Joker stolen the spotlight from him? Was the gravelly voice of Bale's Batman somehow responsible?

Why is The Joker wearing a dark-purple leather jacket instead of a bright-purple formal one? Will this sequel to Batman Begins earn more than the first one? Is there really a curse behind the freaky makeup of the Crow and The Joker? Find out the next time you watch! Same Bat time! Same Bat channel!

Tah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah! Batmaaaaan!

Joker laughs: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, haaa!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bee Movie Teaser Simply Teases

Here are pictures from Dreamworks Pictures teaser trailer of its Bee Movie movie, which has taken quite some time to finish since it was imagined as an animated movie several years ago. It supposed to bee out later this year. So, for now, we'll just bee content waiting. Don't worry, it's just a teaser. The real thing is much more "real."

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Comebacks is Coming

Sports coach comeback movies come and go, but here's another one. It's about a coach who doesn't really make a comeback since he never really made it big before. What he does is turn his career around by making winners out of a bunch of unlikely recruits for a football team. This one is directed by Tom Brady and penned for the screen by Ed Yeager.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

10,000 B.C. Comes of Age

What would a movie set ten thousand years before the birth of Christ look like? It would have to be something with saber toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, and lots of fur on primitive hunters and warriors. Okay, so we've got the setting right, but what about the plot? Well, if director Roland Emmerich is to be followed, it would have to be about a hunter (Steven Strait) who leads a band of warriors across a barren wilderness to find a lost city where his love (Camilla Belle) is held captive by a magic user who wants her for himself. Uh, haven't we heard something like this before in that Disney movie with that beast? What's that called again?

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