Thursday, April 30, 2009
JUST THOUGHT I'd show these publicity stills of Megan Fox from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen above, and these other sexy photos below... Expect additional images of Ms. Fox after I post up screenshots from the new Revenge of the Fallen trailer that will be released online (officially, that is) later today. I'll post the screenshots tomorrow, since I'll be at work tonight.
Monday, April 27, 2009
STATE OF PLAY... I saw the film this weekend, and it’s pretty good. Not very often that I watch political thrillers at the theater (unless, of course, you count old Tom Clancy films like The Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present Danger, haha). On one side, the plot was satisfying (A U.S. congressman played by Ben Affleck realizes he’s being set-up by a private military contractor he was holding hearings on...and uses a troubled Gulf War veteran he was comrades with to eliminate people the contractor sent to spy on him. Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams are reporters who investigate this story...at their own risk)...and on the other hand, it reminded me of the current season of the hit FOX TV show, 24. Which isn't a bad thing, of course. 24 is also dealing with U.S. mercenaries (led by Jon Voight) who resort to deadly means when their business is being threatened by the American government. Thanks for the inspiration, Blackwater.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Update... Michael Bay posted on his official website this 2 ½- minute trailer that he presented at the recent ShoWest convention in Las Vegas. From Bumblebee’s performance (and awesome CGI) and Megan Fox, err— Mikaela changing clothes out on the lawn (I bet a couple of those firefighters outside of Sam Witwicky’s house took a peek. Duhhh) to that whole montage of Giant F**kin’ Robots kicking each other’s ass (The Fallen does teleport! It’s DEVASTATOR!!), this video clip rocked.
I’m pretty sure some of this footage will appear in the new trailer that will appear before X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which comes out in theaters on May 1st. Nice.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
147 MINUTES... That’s how long Revenge of the Fallen is gonna be, according to director Michael Bay. Personally, I think that that’s a good thing. If people are gonna dish out 10 - 11 dollars for tickets, then they’ll be for a movie that’s at least 2-hours long (of course, here’s hoping it’s not bloated like any of The Matrix or Pirates of the Caribbean sequels)...compared to spending 10 bones on a flick that’s not even 90-minutes long (Cloverfield being an example...with an 85-minute runtime). I think it’s better to be spending money on something that may be too much of a good thing, rather than a film that’s not even long enough to be worth devoting your evening to (yes, I'm well aware of that little thing called 'having a good story'). That’s all.
Paramount Pictures / Dreamworks
Paramount Pictures / Dreamworks
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
KNOWING... I saw the Nicolas Cage film last weekend, and um...hmm. So wait— Is this movie trying to be like War of the Worlds (both the old one and the 2005 Spielberg version), The Day the Earth Stood Still (both the old one and last year’s Keanu Reeves version), Independence Day (ID4), The Day After Tomorrow or National Treasure (meets The Da Vinci Code)? Apparently, all of the above. Yea, I don’t think this movie is obviously gonna be nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars next year...
On the other hand, if the aliens’ destruction of Los Angeles, New York City and Washington D.C. in Independence Day looked as cool as the destruction of New York City in Knowing, then ID4 would’ve definitely been a shoo-in for the Best Visual Effects Oscar in '97. If ID4 hadn’t won the VFX Oscar that year already, that is. That is all.