Saturday, May 30, 2009
Here is the new trailer for Toy Story 3! I admit that I totally stole this idea from Tom! Check out his blog: The Last Reel. It's been a long time since we played with our toys! Can't wait to jump back in! :)
This is from the Wikipedia article on the movie:
"Toy Story 3 is an upcoming computer-animated 3-D film being produced by Pixar Animation Studios, slated for release on June 18, 2010. It is a sequel to the films Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Lee Unkrich, who edited the previous films and co-directed the second, takes over as director. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprise their roles as Woody and Buzz."
Toy Story 3 at the Internet Movie Database
Thursday, May 28, 2009
"Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi, and co-written by his brother Ivan Raimi. It stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long. The film is set to be released on May 29, 2009. With his last horror film 1987's Evil Dead II, the feature marks Raimi's first directorial horror film in 22 years."
Don't cross those gypsies!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Check out this new sci-fi thriller PANDORUM! It looks creepy! Kinda reminds me of the first Alien movie!
From the producers of the Resident Evil film franchise comes Pandorum, a terrifying thriller in which two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone -- and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.
Tags: Ben Foster, Dennis Quaid, Action, Horror, Movie Trailer, Resident Evil, Overture Films, Science Fiction, Space
Pandorum Official Website
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Check out this impressive Fan Made Trailer for Green Lantern!! (I DID NOT MAKE THIS!!)
Here is the info from YouTube user jaronpitts.
"***THIS IS A FAN MADE TRAILER*** This is my vision for a Green Lantern movie with Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan. He won't be Hal for real, but all the more reason for a fan trailer!
Shots I adapted from the following movies, tv shows, and trailers:
Planet of the Apes
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
Dragonball Evolution Trailer
The Fountain Trailer
Superman Returns Trailer
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Justice League TAS
GI Joe Trailer
Star Trek Enterprise
Star Wars Episode III
The Mutant Chronicles Trailer
Star Trek Trailer
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Cutscene
The Chronicles of Riddick
Escape from Witch Mountain Trailer
The Matrix Revolutions
The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian
White Noise 2
Special Thanks to Mike Afford for a few brief clips from his Fan Trailer including the final logo:http://www.mikeafford.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIyx09...
I would like to give major credit to Andrew Kramer fromhttp://www.videocopilot.net, who (via tutorials) taught me everything I know in After Effects and I would not have been able to do most of this without that. I'm more of an editor than an effects guy, so thanks Andrew!
Zbrush Forum Artists: Gnom, rinals, BladeFlush & Muyu for character model bases (for Tomar-Re & Galius Zed) Logo design by Lepios.
Voice Audio clips from Justice League TAS, The Batman, Battle for Terra Trailer, Justice League: The New Frontier, and The Lord of the Rings.
The music is "Forces of Destiny" and "Freedom Fighters" by Two Steps from Hell.You may recognize "Freedom Fighters" from the the recent "Star Trek" trailer.
This is an independent, non-profit, artistic expression created purely for fun and is in no way connected to, or endorsed by Warner Bros. or DC Comics."
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Police Slog Through 40,000 Insipid Party Pics To Find Cause Of Dorm Fire
The Folks at The Onion are back! Do they have enough evidence?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Here is the trailer for The Proposal.
Here is the plot from Wikipedia:
"Maggie (Sandra Bullock) is a book editor, who forces her assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to avoid being deported to Canada. He grudgingly accepts in order to keep his job. When the government investigates, the two are forced to spend the weekend with his parents in Alaska in order to sell the lie. But as they start to be together they start to fall in love."
This looks very funny. The more I see about it, the more I'm looking forward to it!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Did you know that you can watch full episodes of Star Trek (The Original Series) on YouTube! Pretty Neat!
Star Trek: The Original Series tells the tale of the crew of the starship Enterprise and their five-year mission "to boldly go where no man has gone before."
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Everyone seems to have Star Trek on their mind these days! I just saw this edition of Women of the Web today on Attack of the Show! Is your favorite on the list? :)
"We take a look at the lovely women who have been a part of the 'Star Trek' universe over the years, including Seven of Nine, Lt. Uhura, Deanna Troi, and T'Pol. Set your phasers for stunning! It's time to check out these deep space dolls."
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This video came from SNL and has been floating around the net for some time. This is from its Wikipedia page:
"I'm on a Boat" is the third single off The Lonely Island's debut album Incredibad, and was also featured as a Saturday Night Live Digital Short. This song features R&B singer T-Pain. The song is a parody of many rap video cliches. The music video reached number one on YouTube in February 2009 and was number one on the U.S. iTunes music video chart.
Here is the official video:
This video itself is funny. But after you watch it, check out this from CollegeHumor!!
When last we left Joe & Tom, they were in the middle of 2 big summer blockbusters! I know sounds more exciting but I had to start somewhere!
The 2nd movie of our double feature was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This is the 4th movie in the X-Men series and also a prequel. For those who don't know about Wolverine & his unusual story, here's a brief rundown from Wikipedia:
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero film loosely based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine. It was released on April 28, 2009 in the Netherlands and worldwide up to May 1 2009. The film is directed by Gavin Hood and stars Hugh Jackman as the title character. It is a prequel to the X-Men film trilogy and is primarily set roughly ten to seventeen years before the film X-Men. The film focuses on the violent past of mutant Wolverine and his time with Team X, before Wolverine's skeleton was bonded with the indestructible metal adamantium. The plot also details his early encounters with Colonel William Stryker (Danny Huston), the Weapon X program, Wolverine's interactions with other mutants and his complex relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber). The film was mostly shot in Australia and New Zealand."
Now that we're all caught up, how was the movie? It was good. Not great but very good.
It was nice to see the back story and history of this great character. The problem with these movies is too much of a good thing! There are so many characters in the story, it is hard for everyone to have a fair "piece of the pie". What do I mean by that?
Some characters seem to be very important to the story (and therefore get a lot of screentime) & others seem to be left on the side of the road. They leave and you're left at the buffet line, plate in hand saying, "Hey he or she was cool. May I have some more?" Their answer to you is: "No, we have 2 hours to tell a cool story and there are big explosions to get to." So you sit back down and take your serving of summer blockbuster. It's light & cheesy, but still leaves you hungry for more.
Tom (his movie blog, http://thelastreel.blogspot.com/) and I see these type of films and have long discussions about them. Weighing the pros & cons. Good vs bad scenes etc. We often think that these stories might work better as a weekly show on television. That way every one's story could be explored in detail. Will it ever happen? Anything can happen in sci-fi/fantasy! ;)
Yesterday I went to the movies with my good friend Tom! He has a movie blog at http://thelastreel.blogspot.com/. Please go check it out if you have never been there before!!
We saw 2 movies in one day! The new Star Trek & X-Men movies. We did not plan on a double feature when we started and it was a pleasant surprise to say the least!
We used to go to the movies all the time. Usually on a weekly basis. The rare double feature would come around every now and then. Now if I get out to the movies once a month, it would be a lot!
Enough of the history lesson lets talk movies! Star Trek is first. Full disclosure: regular readers will know that I am a sci-fi fan (geek) with lots of posts of Star Trek, Star Wars & comic posts. To say that I am a fan is an understatement.
That being said, I had high hopes for this new film. I've seen the trailers but stayed away from plot spoilers as much as I could. (Always try to do that with movies I'm really excited for!) The last time there was a Star Trek movie out was 2002's Star Trek Nemesis. The last of the "Next Generation" films. The movie was fair & did poorly at the box office. The historic franchise seemed like it may be over. All Trekkies were bummed to say the least!
When word came out that there was a new film (number 11 for all you keeping track!) in the works, everyone who was a fan seemed to become excited again. A new young cast with a new hip director! The Memorable quote from Star Trek III comes to mind, "Young minds, fresh ideas..."
The movie was to be a reboot/prequel. Geek to English translation: telling the story of Star Trek: The Original Series in a new & different way.
I don't want to spoil the plot for anyone who has not seen it. But it's safe to say that the movie was truly awesome! Everyone in the cast nails their character and makes it their own. (Which is very hard, being that these characters have been around since the 1960's!) Everyone has their moment to shine and the movie needs all of them.
Also it has that certain something that the other Star Trek films seem to be lacking in. That something is hard to pin down, but you know it when it's there & when it's not. Everything in this movie seemed 'more real' if that's possible for a sci-fi film. Everything seemed to really matter. Again without giving too much away, there are events in this movie that fundamentally change the Star Trek universe forever. Which can be good or bad, "...from a certain point of view". But that quote is from another movie....
It is a must see! I cannot recommend it enough. Fans who know the past tv shows and movies will be in their geek glory. Those who don't know Captain Kirk from Luke Skywalker, will also enjoy this introduction to the Star Trek world.
I will stop there and part 2 will pick up later. Part 2 has a guy that really knows how to get his point or points across.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Here's a new one from The Onion. Any true Star Trek fan will know exactly what they are talking about! :)
The new Star Trek film opens tomorrow! I'm going to see it then! Very excited!!
Here is the newest trailer for Transformers 2 Revenge Of The Fallen. I am very excited for this one!
This is from the Unofficial Wikipedia page:
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is an upcoming science fiction/action film due for release on June 24, 2009. It is the sequel to 2007's Transformers, which was the first live action Transformers film. Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg return respectively as director and executive producer, while Shia LaBeouf reprises the role of Sam Witwicky, the human caught in the war between Autobots and Decepticons. The film introduces many more robots and the scope has been expanded to numerous countries, the most important of which is Egypt.
Trailer on YouTube:
Monday, May 4, 2009
Here is the new trailer for the G.I. Joe Movie!! When I first heard about this movie I was not really excited. But after seeing the trailers, I am really looking forward to it!!
It looks good! :)
Here is the official website: