Will There Be A Zombieland Sequel?

7 10 2009

Zombieland

Walking out of the theater for Zombieland, the first question that came to mind was, “is there going be a sequel?” By the end of the film, all of the elements needed for a sequel were set up, but there is no current plan for another film. Or is there? Read the rest of this entry »

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Review: Zombieland

5 10 2009

Zombieland

For all their problems, (unquenchable thirst for brains, bad skin, etc.) audiences have always had a soft spot for zombies. The only thing better than the undead is taking them out with a shotgun and fortunately Zombieland has plenty of both. While a number of familiar elements will lend themselves to comparing it to Shaun of the Dead, Ruben Fleischer’s directorial debut manages to stand on its on as a silly but fun Zom-Rom-Com (Zombie Romance Comedy) reminder to enjoy the little things.

We are introduced to our hero Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg channeling Michael Cera) a skinny, nebbish college kid trekking his way through a United States that is now almost entirely taken over by zombies. We aren’t given any backstory or explanation why there is a zombie infestation, and frankly we don’t need one. Far from the social commentary that has taken over the zombie genre, Columbus is just a kid trying to stay alive using his rules for surviving Zombieland, and the movie just wants to have a good time. Read the rest of this entry »





Weekend Preview: Lying Toys Whip Zombies

2 10 2009

September is finally over and it is quite clear from the movie releases: all four movies are actually being viewed as quality cinema. It almost makes me want to shed a tear. Your weekend preview is right after the jump.

The Invention of LyingToy Story Double FeatureZombielandWhip It

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Facebook Movie? Poking War With Google And Twitter To Follow

23 09 2009

facebook movie

Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg are set to star in David Fincher’s The Social Network that tells the story of the birth of Facebook. Eisenberg will play founder Mark Zuckerman, with Timberlake as Napster co-founder and initial Facebook President Sean Parker. Andrew Garfield plays Eduardo Saverin the co-founder who fell out with Zuckerman as the website became an internet force. A bitter de-friend I’m sure. Read the rest of this entry »





Viral: Rules to Survive Zombieland

10 09 2009

Zombieland

Despite having something like eight trailers already released, the people behind Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, have released a series of videos on their YouTube channel laying out some of the more important rules of survival. These rules include some already seen in the trailers, such as cardio and bathroom awareness, but also new ones, such as seatbelts, bowling balls and paper towels. You can check them all out over at their channel, or, if you are lazy, you can watch them all below. Read the rest of this entry »





Trailer: Zombieland (International)

26 08 2009

ZombielandWe posted the Red Band trailer for Zombieland a couple weeks ago, but now we have the international trailer as it is just as much fun. I’ve always preferred international trailers for R-rated movies, as they tend to contain more restircted material than the standard green band but also don’t focus on it, letting violence/sex/language co-exist with info as to what the film is about. It isn’t really important in this case as everything you need to know about what happens in this movie is told to you in the title, but, like the green-band trailers, it gives the viewer a better sense of how their world works (example: the 47 rules, kill of the week, etc.). Check out the trailer after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »





Trailer: Zombieland (Red Band)

5 08 2009

Zombieland

I have to admit, I have two biases working in favor of this movie: I share the last name of one of the lead actors and I have an INCREDIBLE ego, and there is nothing more in this world that I love more than some good ole fashion zombie killin’. And Zombieland has some serious zombie killin’. How much do I love zombie killin’? I would start the zombie apocalypse myself if God promised me that I could make it a month before getting bit.That’s right, just one month.

Other than that bit of biographical information, the movie itself looks like a lot of fun. One of the biggest inspirations for the film, according to the director, Ruben Fleischer, is Shaun of the Dead, so I am kind of curious to see how much drama is mixed in with the madcap nature of it all (NOT REALLY A SPOILER: I doubt Abagail Breslin makes it through the entire movie). Because of language, violence, nudity, etc. the video isn’t really work-safe, but seeing as it is 8:30 pm I don’t think that really matters…unless you watch it again tomorrow in your office/cubical/garage/cardboard box, which I fully encourage. Also, prepare for the worst rendition of “Dueling Banjos” that you have ever heard. Read the rest of this entry »