Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kick Ass Trailer

I used to read comic books in my youth, which has resulted in me becoming a big fan of those type of films, but in all honesty I've never heard of Kick Ass.

I'm sure that it's probably a very good read and judging from this trailer it looks to be a lot of fun and definitely unique and interesting.

Not to mention the buzz for the film has been outstanding.

Kick Ass is directed by Matthew Vaughn of Layer Cake fame and stars Nicolas Cage and Aaron Johnson. Kick Ass is scheduled for release the 16th of April 2010.

Clash of the Titans 2010 - Trailer

Here's the new trailer for The Clash of the Titans remake due out in 2010.

Unfortunately, I'm not too impressed.

It's just a teaser trailer however, so there is a chance that it might still be a good movie. I have fond memories of the first film.

Even though it wasn't a particularly good film.

Even in my youth I knew it wasn't very good. I also remembered that the studio which distributed the film was hoping for a Star Wars like reception at the box office.

That didn't happen.

It did however, have the super cool special effects of Ray Harryhausen. I actually have a signed copy of the dvd from Harryhausen from a signing we had at Laser Blazer.

This new film is directed by Louis Leterrier from The Incredible Hulk fame. It also stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.

Clash of the Titans is scheduled for release on the 26th of March, 2010.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Avatar Full Length Trailer

Here's the first full length trailer for the James Cameron film Avatar, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. This full length trailer gives us some of the fascinating back story and plot of this ambitious 3D film project.

But what has me most excited about this movie is that it marks the theatrical return of arguably the greatest action director of our lifetime.

That opinionated statement is supported here, as we get a glimpse of the incredible action sequences and special effects that Avatar promises to deliver. Even in it's present state it looks incredible. But people who have actually seen the so-called "immersive 3D technology" in the film have called it ground breaking and revolutionary.

Avatar is scheduled for worldwide release on December 18, 2009.

If the reader is craving more, here is the original teaser trailer for the film that debuted back in August of 2009.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown Commercials

I don't know what it is but I literally grab my stomach laughing and tear up when these commercials for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown air.

Every time.

It's well documented that I am a sports freak, but I think these videos are hilarious even for non-football fans. These broadcasters aren't even actors, but they really have great comic timing. I also appreciate the production value and originality of the pieces.

I mean, in general ESPN has the BEST commercials. But these two promos REALLY bust me up.

Love that delivery and last line by Chris Berman.

This next promo really plays to the media savvy of former National Football League star Keyshawn Johnson.

Again, watching Chris Berman's moment at the end of this commercial KILLS me!

ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown airs on Sundays on ESPN and ESPNHD at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The A-Team 2010 - First Look

Making the rounds on the web is the first publicity picture for the upcoming 2010 A-Team film. The motion picture is based on the classic 80's television show starring Mr. T and George Peppard.

My first thought looking at this picture is the interesting decision by director Joe Carnahan to have these actors actually faithfully resemble the characters from the original show.

Almost to a fault.

Other movie adaptions of popular television shows such as S.W.A.T, Mission Impossible and even Miami Vice re-booted the franchise completely with only slight references to the original shows.

Which I think was a good thing.

My hope is that this is just a fun publicity shot and the plot and characters stray significantly from the original series. As much as I liked the show growing up, a lot of it was really campy.

I mean SERIOUSLY over the top.

Even back then, at my young, naive, non-critical age, I knew the show was silly fun. If one ever gets the chance to watch the old episodes, they'll notice that the characters use bombs, guns and explosives...but nobody ever got hurt or seriously injured. The room would blow up with the bad guys in it and the next scene they'd be dragged away unharmed in handcuffs.

The A-Team would also escape government authorities with some of the must absurd scenarios and methods possible. It was like they'd be surrounded by the cops and they'd each put on Groucho Marx glasses and they'd escape through the front door unnoticed.

The fact is despite the cool characters and premise, the show was similar in tone to The Dukes of Hazzard and MacGyver. It was THAT light and silly.

I dig this cast though.

Love Liam Neeson as Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith, Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck and UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson as Sgt. Bosco 'B.A.' Baracus. If one hasn't had the chance to watch Jackson on the reality televison show The Ultimate Fighter let me assure the reader that Jackson has the wit, personality and star power to pull off the iconic televion character.

The A-Team is scheduled for release June 11, 2010.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Expendables - Trailer

Here's the trailer to a movie that I've been looking forward to for awhile now.

The Expendables is a "men on a mission" film directed by Sylvester Stallone and stars Jason Statham, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke. If that wasn't enough the film also features Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Terry Crews. There are even substantial rumors that Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger make appearances in the film.

The film promises to be a lot of fun. This trailer unfortunately doesn't have me super excited yet. It's a good start...just not a great trailer. But I'm thinking this film is easily going to be a hard R and the best footage is probably not general audience trailer friendly. Looking forward to the red band trailer to show the really fun stuff.

Enjoy! (The trailer has been pulled several times. I'll try to stay on top of finding it. Sorry for the inconvenience.)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Juan Manuel Marquez drinks urine

I guess Juan Manuel Marquez will do anything to win a fight, including drink his own urine. That's right. According to Juan Manuel Marquez it makes sense to drink your own urine because vitamins are lost when we pee, so why not put them back in for a second time?


I almost threw up when I saw that during HBO's Mayweather Marquez 24/7.

For the record drinking his own urine or not, I think Juan Manuel Marquez is going to lose to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd is just too big and too strong at this point in his career. But to tell the truth I don't expect much action. They will probably be a lot of running on both their parts in a hope to win by decision.


Anyways, a win by Mayweather Jr. should set up a potential mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao. Assuming Pacquiao gets past Miguel Cotto, which should happen.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Rambo V Synopsis

I have really enjoyed the recent rebirth of Sylvester Stallone. I thought Rocky Balboa was some of his finest work and even made my top ten list in 2006. I was less impressed with the latest Rambo film, but there were some impressive action packed sequences in the film. I'm really looking forward to The Expendables which looks to be the men on a mission movie that Inglourious Basterds teased audiences that it would be, but ultimately wasn't. (Still very good though.)

I grew up in the 80's and 90's going to Stallone's movies. Say what you will, but the guy has adapted, reinvented and molded his career brilliantly in order to stay popular and relevant. When he saw people were sick of his over-the-top action movies, he did silly comedies. He then also started doing family films in order to appeal to younger audiences. He also adapted his action films when people were looking for more reality based and socially conscious topics and story lines.

But after all these years, I have to admit I'm surprised by the path that Stallone is taking with this next Rambo film. Judging by the synopsis, which I found on Ain't It Cool News, it seems like there is a little supernatural and fantastical element involved in the film. In all honesty, the Rambo films were not renown for their reality based storylines. But even on those less then realistic terms, it seems like this next film featuring the character of John Rambo is a drastic departure for the famed franchise.

Well, we'll just have to wait and see. Still plenty of time till the film comes out. I suspect there might be some changes till then.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Inception trailer

What is this?

I saw this trailer before Inglourious Basterds and I didn't know what exactly I was watching. A drama? Suspense film? Action? It's rare that a trailer leaves me scratching my head. Which is a great thing in my book.

I notice Inception is directed by one of my favorite directors, Christopher Nolan and stars the talented and affable Leonardo DiCaprio.

Inception is tentatively scheduled for release July 16, 2010.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Avatar Trailer

Here's the trailer to perhaps the most anticipated movie of the year, James Cameron's Avatar. The movie is considered a ground breaking spectacle. Reportedly, people who've seen footage have been left speechless by the special effects. Some people have even hailed it as having the most mind blowing 3D presentation ever put on film. The buzz was so great that Cameron and the studio took the unprecedented step of showing a 17 minute preview of the film.

I think it looks pretty impressive. But I can't wait to see it the way it's supposed to be presented in big screen 3D.

Avatar is scheduled for release December 17, 2009.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Wolfman Trailer

It seems like forever ago that I first heard about The Wolfman film starring Benicio Del Toro. Director Mark Romanek was originally supposed to direct but he left the project due to creative differences. The film is now directed by Joe Johnston of Jumanji and Jurassic Park 3 fame.

I dig the gothic feel of the film and definitely the Rick Baker make-up and special effects. Anthony Hopkins in creepy mode is always cool too. The film also features Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving.

The Wolfman is scheduled for release February 12, 2010.