Will There Be A Zombieland Sequel?

7 10 2009


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 »


Trailer: The Messenger

7 10 2009

The Messenger

One of the biggest hits of this year’s Sundance Film Festival and a double winner at the Berlin Film Festival, The Messenger stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster as soldiers assigned to inform the next of kin that their loved one died while fighting overseas (can you think of a worse job?). The trailer is without a doubt one of the best that I have seen this year, most notably because of the Willie Nelson cover of “Amazing Grace,” which could get tears out of Anton Chigurh. Major props must be given to Woody Harrelson, who somehow managed to pull off this role and then dress up in a snake-skin jacket to kill zombies. The film is scheduled to have a limited release in November and you can see the trailer after the jump.

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Review: Zombieland

5 10 2009


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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Viral: Rules to Survive Zombieland

10 09 2009


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: Defendor

3 09 2009

DefendorHere at Geek on Film, we never seem to be short on news about superhero movies or, thanks to Zombieland, Woody Harrelson. Now, thanks to Canadian filmmaker Peter Stebbings, we don’t have to make two separate posts!

Defendor, which is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and has yet to set a U.S. release date, is a dramedy (I hate that word) about a man named Arthur Poppington who is sick of the corruption of the city in which he lives, and tries to take down the man that he believes is resposible: a villain named Captain Industry. Despite not really having the means to become a superhero (think of him as a broke Batman), a lack of friends other than a drug addicted prostitute (Kat Dennings) and a therapist  (Sandra Oh) who tries to get him to stop, he is determined to continue fighting crime anyway he can.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

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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 »