Thursday, April 30, 2009

Publicity stills of Megan Fox from TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN.

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.

Paparazzi photos of Megan Fox.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams and Russell Crowe in STATE OF PLAY.

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 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.

Crowe and Ben Affleck in STATE OF PLAY.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The TRANSFORMERS 2 standee that will appear in theaters next month.

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.

Optimus primed for battle in the Egyptian desert.

Devastator primed for battle in the Egyptian desert.

Jetfire primed for...something in the Arizona desert.

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.

Devastator on the attack.
Paramount Pictures / Dreamworks

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Joker toy figure, sans make-up.

CHECK OUT this website to see more awesome pics of this ultra-realistic Joker figure. I wonder if they have one for Aaron Eckhart's Two-Face as well?

The Joker toy figure, in all its sadistic, clownish glory.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Fallen.

REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Update... Here are a few new official CGI work of some of the 'bots that will appear in Transformers 2. For more cool pics, go here.

Ravage attacks.
Megatron, in tank mode.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Nicolas Cage and Rose Byrne in KNOWING.

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...

John Koestler (Nicolas Cage) witnesses a plane crash in KNOWING.

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.

Mysterious figures lurk outside a house in KNOWING.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Ravage, one of Soundwave's minions, leaps from the ground.

REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Update... In case you’re wondering why I haven’t talked about Transformers 2 since, um, March 13...

Scalpel, a Decepticon, prepares to interrogate Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf).
Starscream spits on Sam.
Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox).
Shia LaBeouf gets directions from TRANSFORMERS helmer, Michael Bay.
Two U.S. soldiers are secretly being watched by an unknown spy.
Shia LaBeouf posing in front of an Egyptian pyramid.
Sam, Mikaela, Captain Lennox (Josh Duhamel) and Sergeant Epps (Tyrese Gibson) run for cover.
A close-up of Sam, Mikaela, Captain Lennox and Sergeant Epps running for cover.

All images courtesy of Paramount Pictures / Dreamworks, via SuperheroHype!