Monday, September 28, 2009

Elm Street trailer!

What caught my eye was the beginning of the trailer. Woulda preferred it if they didn't show Freddy's face at the end of it.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Up (2009)

 Isn't he fatteningly ADORABLE??!!

Up begins with a young boy, Carl meeting wildchild Ellie, the love of his life and fellow fan of Charles Muntz, a famous but disgraced explorer. We see them grow up, through the happy times and the sad, we see them living life and trying to save up for a trip to Paradise Falls, and finally, we see that Carl is only left, as Ellie succumbs to old age before they could achieve their dream.

This happens in the first 12 minutes of the film.

Frustrated with life and everything else around him, the now-crochety Carl takes to the skies, literally, as he attaches an ass-ton of helium-filled balloons to his house, to float his way to Paradise Falls (which they tell us is in South America). With stowaway wilderness scout Russell as his companion, they reach Paradise Falls, and find adventure and Charles Muntz, who's been living there all this time to bring back proof of the bird that got him disgraced in the first place, and his talking dogs.

Problem is, the bird came with the adventure, and Muntz is a bit nuts from all the exile and isolation.

Up is one of the most heartfelt movies I've ever seen.

Besides it being a Pixar movie, Russell is basically the main reason why I wanted to see Up. Voiced to perfection by Jordan Nagai (who, I'm surprised to see, isn't fat in real life, because his voice fits Russell so well), Russell is the young boy who wants to receive his last badge for Assisting The Elderly to become a Senior Wilderness Explorer, and who wants to save Kevin (the bird) from Muntz.

[In other words, he's the cause of the entire ruckus.]

I've always found Ed Asner endearing, and as Carl, he's no different. Throughout the movie, we see Carl progress from grumpy old dude to father figure, and in the end, he finds a new-found friend / son-person in Russell, who's raised by his single mother.

Like with most Pixar movies, I cried my eyes out with this one, especially during the scrapbook part in the middle of the movie. I wasn't expecting the whole Muntz part, which without it, the movie wouldn't have its adventure theme, but yeah, it was fun.


[Wall-E review, coming up soon! Now, with more tears~! XP]

17 Again (2009)

Predictable story line but I love it, funny and romantic moments have their fare share in making this movie enjoyable! Even a four years old enjoyed it, well maybe since Zac Efron is in it.

A 6 2/3.

Babel (2006)

Slow pace and mild but well connected altogether

A 6.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pirates 4 could be in trouble!

With the departure of Disney chairman Dick Cook, Johnny Depp himself cast doubt over the future of the fourth movie in an interview with the LA Times, saying, "There's a fissure, a crack in my enthusiasm at the moment… It was all born in that office."

According to, Cook was the one who managed to persuade Depp to star in the first Pirates even before a script had been written. Depp also recalled that Cook had fought to keep Depp's interpretation of Sparrow intact, since, well, the guy seemed high as a kite every time he's on-screen.

[Might not gel well with parents.]

With a deal for Pirates 4 only provisionally in place, and based on the quality of the script, it seems that Depp’s commitment to the movie may be wavering out of loyalty to his friend. And as we all know, no Depp and no Jack = nobody watching the new one.

[Because seriously, no one really cares about Will and Elizabeth.]

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Spider-man 4: May 5th, 2011.

Also, this:

If only this poster was real... would've made my year :)

Michael Jackson's This Is It trailer.

R.I.P. Michael. You are our Elvis.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Spider-man 4 starts shooting in January 2010! says Bruce Campbell, frequent cameo-maker and long-time best friend of director Sam Raimi.


Having been in each Spider-man movie (I've been keeping an eye out for him ever since I saw him in the second and found out he was in the first), it seems that he may be playing a bigger role this time around. Campbell told AccessHollywood that he's been told he has a major part – but has no news on who the character is yet.

Early fan rumors go that Campbell may be playing Mysterio, master of illusion, but up till now there has been no confirmation or news about the villains OR the storyline in the upcoming movie. Past rumors on villains include the Lizard (foreshadowing on Dylan Baker's part in the past two movies, so finally!), as well as Kraven the Hunter, Morbius the Living Vampire and even the Sinister Six.

[If Campbell DOES turn out to be a villain, it'd be totally cool if Peter went, "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?" when they meet for the first time in the movie.]

Will someone release a statement or something already. Despite the fail that is the third movie, I'm still interested in Spider-man series, and can't help the speculating and the getting excited.

Spider-man 4 is slated for release in May 2011.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pirates of the Carribean 4 gets subtitle!

And it'll be called "On Stranger Tides."

SlashFilm reports that the new PotC movie will probably continue on from the previous one, in which Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp, but you knew that already) starts on his search for the Fountain of Youth. The fourth installment will start shooting around April / May 2010, for a Summer 2011 release. No word on whether original director Gore Verbinski will be returning to helm this one.

I really do hope they bring everyone back for this one. 'Cept Will and Liz. 
Team Barbosa!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

And Warner Bros. follow suit!

Despite owning DC for the past forty years, the LA Times is reporting that Warner Bros. is officially bringing in DC Comics under its studio-wings, with Diane Nelson, a top brand management executive responsible for overseeing the Harry Potter series all this while, running the unit.

[This coming a little over a week since Marvel was bought over by the House of Mouse.]

Now called DC Entertainment, WB hopes to emulate the huge success that Marvel has had with its superheroes. DC projects currently in development include The Green Lantern (with Ryan Reynolds), Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin and Megan Fox), The Losers, and Lobo. Marvel's line-up includes Iron Man 2 (out next summer), Thor, Captain America, Spider-man 4 (hopefully, it won't be as shitty as the third), and finally, the main event in 2012: The Avengers.

WB would really need the luck of the Irish to top that line-up.
[Hint to WB: Justice League live-action movie with original actors, e.g. continuity!]

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nic Cage drops out of Green Hornet!

NewsInFilm is reporting that Nic Cage was not able to cut a deal with Columbia Studios. He would've been playing the villain opposite Seth Rogen.

Filming for the movie just started the previous week. No Cage scenes (<-- pun. Geddit?) were shot yet, but I do believe it's safe to say that Columbia is in a frenzy trying to find a new bad guy.

And... Production photos! Where we see Rogen, Cameron Diaz and Jay Chou's stunt double.

Anyway, enjoy!

What, actors can't sit in stationary cars now? I kid, there'll probably be a car chase coming.

Originally set for a July 2010 release, Green Hornet has been bumped down to December 17, 2010.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fantastic Four reboot is good to go!

Despite Disney's upcoming acquisition of Marvel, their third-party studio contracts will remain, as 20th Century Fox has just announced that the Fantastic Four reboot is greenlit. None of the actors will be brought back, and Fox is looking to go slightly dark, what with the success of movies like The Dark Knight and Iron Man.

No other details have been disclosed, except that Michael Green, who's working on Green Lantern as well, will be writing the script.

Personally, I'm very okay with the Fantastic Four movies; my only quibble is that Jessica Alba doesn't look good blonde, but better her than Simpson, right?