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RoboCop Trailer

September 6, 2013


 

With a jet-black, Judge Dredd-esque new look, RoboCop is set to return to theaters next year. Here’s the first trailer for the film which stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy and the likes of Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson to boot. It’s gonna be tough for this one to top the 80′s version, but we’re willing to give director Jose Padilha a shot.

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Movie: Red Obsession – The Vintage of the century in the Year of the Dragon

September 6, 2013

Red Obsession is a film about power, passion and the fine wine game.

For centuries Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of fine wines as a leitmotif of wealth, power and influence. Recently, prices for its prestigious ‘first growth’ red wines – including names like Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Latour – have been breaking all records.

Something unprecedented is happening to the fine wine market and that something is China. While the dragon economy could bring untold wealth to the revered wine-making region, the terms of engagement are different from any other customer in the past. This market is young, voracious and unpredictable. Demand is massively outstripping supply. The product is finite and this new client wants it all.

For better or worse, Bordeaux is hitching itself to this new, infinitely wealthy client. RED OBSESSION sets out to explore this phenomenon and the link between China and Bordeaux. www.red-obsession.com

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Kevin Smith Writes a Passionate Disney ‘Star Wars’ Boba Fett Plea

November 8, 2012
Boba Fett

With the news last week that Disney was buying Lucasfilm and putting together a new Star Wars trilogy to follow the original trilogy of the 70s & 80s, the entire movie industry went nuts. Rumors hit immediately, rampant speculation and endless fervent discussion began on forums and blogs around the world, and it likely won’t stop until we actually see Episode VII in 2015. Industry trades like Hollywood Reporter turned their focus to filmmakers, many of whom (in this generation) grew up with Star Wars and were influenced by George Lucas’ classic trilogy (not so much the prequels). So, THR asked Kevin Smith to write a column for them, and he did. But it turns out to be more of a plea/request for a Boba Fett movie than anything else.

Kevin Smith, who directed his first film Clerks in 1994 a good 10 years after Return of the Jedi was released in 1983, recalls many days spent playing with his Kenner Star Wars figures. But the one they loved making movies about the most was the character of Boba Fett, the bounty hunter who first appears in The Empire Strikes Back and has shown up in pretty much every Star Wars movie or story since. I suggest reading his entire column (it’s not too long) but here are the important parts in regarding Fett in the upcoming movie:

“If Disney wants to make another cool billion dollars like it did with The Avengers last summer, all it needs to do is make a Boba Fett time-travel flick. It would center on a character everyone digs and allow for a greatest hits of Star Wars while playing with an already-established timeline, a la Back to the Future. You could use every living (and dead) actor from the previous Star Wars films, no matter what their age — which means Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford can come and play as well. It’d be a dream come true for any Star Wars fan — particularly those of us who opted out of the boring-ass real world every summer for galaxies far, far away.”

“So in a world where Disney needs to make back its investment, we may indeed see an all-Boba Fett film. And if the Force wills it, maybe it’ll even be about Boba Fett lost in the Star Wars universe time stream. But even if it became the highest-grossing film of all time, it’d still never be as good as Pete King’s version.”

Yes please! I know I’m not alone (obviously enough) in voicing my support for a Boba Fett movie. But as I’ve heard rumors about already, it would be a better spin-off solo project than part of the continued trilogy to follow Return of the Jedi. Who wouldn’t want to see Boba Fett return to kick some serious ass, both as a villain and maybe briefly as a hero? We already saw his complete origin story in the prequels, following Boba’s father Jango Fett and the clone army that eventually makes up the ranks of the Stormtroopers. We watched as he was modeled into bounty hunter with vengeance when the Jedi take down Jango during the Battle of Geonosis. We already know about his origin, so why not continue his story beyond then and get into his adventures as a Bounty Hunter, since he plays an important part in the bigger Star Wars universe.

“We might finally get to see that Fett flick we always dreamed about, Pete,” Kevin Smith stated aloud after hearing about the Disney Star Wars news. He’s referring to his friend Pete, who had all the Star Wars toys they played with as kids, and was unfortunately killed in a car accident years ago. Maybe it will happen one day. Maybe even Kevin Smith can come out of retirement to direct the all-Boba Fett spin-off in the middle of the new trilogy that Disney/Lucasfilm is putting together. Who knows what exactly the future of Star Wars will look like, but it’s a very exciting time ahead, for both filmmakers and fans alike. What do you think?

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MonsterGallery – Movie Inspired Art, Prints and Posters.

October 24, 2012

Monster Gallery is a one-man show run by Joseph Chiang, a Singapore-based artist known for his retro pop culture art prints. This collection of graphic prints—inspired by films from Jaws to Vertigo to Rushmore—aims to delight, intrigue, and strike a sentimental chord with design lovers and movie buffs alike. Get yours here!

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Happy Madison Picks Up Patrick Jean’s Popular ‘Pixels’ Short

July 17, 2012

 

Patrick Jean's Pixels

I never featured it at the time, but better late than never! Filmmaker Patrick Jean and production house OneMoreProduction created a short film called Pixels that went insanely viral last month when it took off on Twitter and other websites, like SlashFilm. Following in the footsteps of filmmaker Federico Alvarez and his viral short film Panic Attack, Nikki Finke’s Deadline is reporting that Happy Madison, Adam Sandler’s production company, and Columbia Pictures are “in early talks” to develop a full-length Ghostbusters-like movie based on Jean’s sci-fi invasion video. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out embedded below.

Details are a bit sparse right now, but Deadline says Happy Madison optioned the rights to Jean’s work, but Columbia hasn’t actually signed any deals yet. I think they’re guessing that because of their relationship with Columbia/Sony, it’ll happen eventually. The only other tidbit they mention is that the idea is (obviously) to make Pixels in 3D. As totally awesome as this video is (check it out below), I just don’t think a production company with recent credits like Strange Wilderness, The House Bunny, Bedtime Stories, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and the awful looking Grown Ups, should be developing a movie based on a short that, even being only two minutes long, was already much better than all of those movies. But I guess we never know. Thoughts?

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Watch: First Wonderful Trailer for Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Revealed

July 17, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph Trailer

“Ralph – you are bad guy, but this does not mean you are bad guy.” Disney has unveiled the first official trailer via MSN for animated movie Wreck-It Ralph, featuring the voice of John C. Reilly as Wreck-It Ralph, the bad guy of video game Fix-It Felix Jr. This wonderful trailer features a great opener and intro to Ralph and the entire world this is set in, and gives you a little taste of the story. There are tons of great video game characters hidden within, like Bowser and Zangief and Q-Bert and many more. This honestly looks like a great animated classic in the making, enjoy your very first look at it. “Ralph – you’re game jumping?”

Watch the first official trailer for Disney Animation’s Wreck-It Ralph, originally from MSN:

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Kick Ass Trailer for RZA’s Kung Fu ‘Man With the Iron Fists’

June 30, 2012


 

“We’ll see who’s left standing… and who’s on their knees.” Universal has unveiled the first bloody, badass, kick ass red band trailer for RZA’s new kung fu spaghetti western The Man with the Iron Fists, which he stars in and directs, learning from Tarantino over the years. This looks incredibly big and badass, I’m impressed, I’ve got really high hopes for it now. The cast includes Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Rick Yune, David Bautista, with appearances from Grace Huang, Pam Grier, Gordon Liu and many more. This looks awesome, you’ve got to see what RZA has cooked up here. Let the battle begin!

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The Troll Hunter

May 4, 2012

The Norwegian comedy-fantasy Troll Hunter, a surprise art-house hit across the globe, posits an intriguing question–what if monsters of folklore and popular culture existed, but were kept hidden by the government?–and delivers the results in a clever, faux-documentary format that underscores both the special effects and the satire. Controversial comedian Otto Jespersen is the title character, a world-weary, working-class stiff assigned by a bureaucratic agency to track and eliminate dangerous trolls from the Scandinavian countryside. The lack of respect and notoriety afforded by his job convinces Jespersen to allow a naive collegiate film crew to follow him on his hunts, which nicely balance quirky humor with genuine moments of suspense and some impressive CGI special effects for the trolls. Buy here!

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Hunger Games in Japan

April 19, 2012

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