Trailer: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

9 10 2009

The official trailer for Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant is out, and it looks every bit as ridiculous as I hoped it would. This is the role Nicolas Cage was born to play, and may even surpass his performance in the bear punching, women beating classic The Wicker Man. Eric was worried that the tagline made him, “imagine Nicolas Cage walking around his house alone with handcuffs on,” but after this trailer anything is possible. When you’ve made Xzibit look like the normal one, you’ve done your job sir. Bravo.

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Poster: Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans

4 09 2009

Bad Lieutenant clip has released the new poster for Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans and I am getting some terrible Ghost Rider vibes. Wener Herzog is a great director and all, but if casting Nic Cage wasn’t worrying enough, the poster makes it seem as though they aren’t even going to try. Check out the full size poster after the jump (sorry about the watermark) Read the rest of this entry »

Big Casting News for Gondry’s Green Hornet

3 09 2009

Green Hornet

The last time we reported a casting update for Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet, Jay Chou was being confirmed as the new Kato, replacing Stephen Chow. Now, as the film moves into production, Columbia Pictures has issued a press release that has both confirmed casting rumors and has brought some new names into the mix.

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Poster: Astro Boy

25 08 2009

Astro Boy clip

Them folks over at Cinematical have posted this new poster for the new Astro Boy movie starring Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bill Nighy. As you will see in the poster, Astro Boy isn’t so much a robot-boy-superhero as much as he is a coward with weird looking friends who flies away from danger at all costs. You may ask, if he’s a coward, why isn’t he crying? Duh, he’s a robot. Full poster after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Rant of the Week! – Week 2

6 08 2009


Last Thursday, I posted the trailer for the new film by my favorite filmmakers: The Coen Brother’s A Serious Man. As I pointed out in the post, unlike the Coen’s most recent movie, which starred the likes of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, and Francis McDormand, their next release sports Richard Kind as the most notable name. Why would this make me mad enough to use up the Rant of the Week? It doesn’t; it is the film’s constricted release that has me up in arms.

Following its premiere during the upcoming Toronto Film Festival in September, A Serious Man will receive a limited release stateside on October 2nd. May I remind everyone here that this is a film making pair that has won four academy awards, three of which came in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Comic-Con Clips of Kick-Ass Posted

3 08 2009


Last week, in my Comic-Con wrap up post, I mentioned that some of the best stuff was seen during the Kick-Ass panel where they screened four never-before-seen clips from the film. Thanks to an audience member, we now have those,albeit bad quality, clips. Because I’ve read the comics, I may be able to give you some better background on what is going on in each scene. Here they are:

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Lineup Announced for the Venice Film Festival

30 07 2009

Venice FF

The lineup for this year’s Venice Film Festival has been announced, with 23 films from around the world vying for top honors: The Golden Lion. Below I have outlined the American films that will be screened, some in competition, some not. Check them out after the jump.

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