January 29, 2010 at 12:09 am (Movies, Trailers, YouTube)

Here’s a kick-ass promo for a possible feature-length flick called Nightscape. I sure hope they find financing for this… eerie artsy horror films are right up my alley.

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Golden Globes rants

January 18, 2010 at 9:57 am (Movies)

I wonder how much of the estimated 750 million dollars spent on Avatar went to the Golden Globes, and how much will go to the Academy. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked Avatar and I support it for all technical awards at the upcoming Oscars, but winning the Golden Globes for best film and best director is a joke. It’s like Titanic all over again – all of this is based on hype and/or fixing.

Actually, most of the Golden Globes gala last night was really really bad, many of the awards going to surprising and undeserving winners. The Hangover, best comedy? Really? Again – I enjoyed the film, but it’s NOT award material. Robert Downey Jr. and Sandra Bullock, best actor / actress? They had easy roles in easy popcorn movies. NOT award material.

At least they got it right with Christoph Waltz for Best Supporting Actor, and with the yearly animation award going, obviously, to Pixar‘s release.

In the TV department, it’s as boring as it gets. Everybody knows Mad Men is winning every time, regardless of everything else, so no drama there. Props however to Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow on getting their awards for Dexter – although you have to be insane not to give an award to Jeremy Piven for Entourage.

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My most anticipated films of 2010

January 14, 2010 at 10:37 am (Movies, Tops)

After a surprisingly long delay, here’s the list with the films on my radar for 2010. Great, great stuff – this is shaping up to be yet another great year for movies. And number one – as mentioned before – is without any kind of doubt Nolan’s Inception. There are some other films that could have made the list, but it’s unsure whether they’ll be released in 2010 or pushed back to 2011.

Anyway, without further ado, here are my most anticipated films of 2010.

1. Inception (dir. Christopher Nolan)

2. Alice in Wonderland (dir. Tim Burton)

3. Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky)

4. The Green Hornet (dir. Michel Gondry)

5. Machete (dir. Robert Rodriguez)

6. Shutter Island (dir. Martin Scorsese)

7. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (dir. Edgar Wright)

8. Never Let Me Go (dir. Mark Romanek)

9. Kick-Ass (dir. Matthew Vaughn)

10. The Social Network (dir. David Fincher)

Honorable mentions (random order):

The Expendables (dir. Sylvester Stallone)
The Last Airbender (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
Wall Street 2 (dir. Oliver Stone)
Life During Wartime (dir. Todd Solondz)
Green Zone (dir. Paul Greengrass)
The Killer Inside Me (dir. Michael Winterbottom)
Somewhere (dir. Sofia Coppola)
The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick)
Cop Out (dir. Kevin Smith)
The First Gun (dir. Zhang Yimou)
The American (dir. Anton Corbijn)
Biutiful (dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
Area 51 (dir. Oren Peli)
The Crazies (dir. Breck Eisner)
My Soul to Take (dir. Wes Craven)
Piranha 3D (dir. Alexandre Aja)
The Ward (dir. John Carpenter)

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Waiting for Antichrist

January 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm (Movies)

The Blu-Ray version of Antichrist has just been released in the UK – and my copy is on its way. Von Trier‘s madness in full high-def – really, it can’t get any better than this. Bring it on!

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Can you endure 20.000 spoonfuls of terror?

January 11, 2010 at 11:28 am (Shorts, YouTube)

Here’s a really funny short film from director Richard Gale – brilliantly titled “The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon” 🙂  Enjoy.

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January 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm (Movies, Trailers, YouTube)

I still haven’t found the chance to build my most anticipated movies of 2010 list – but I can tell you this: whenever I’ll get to do it, the number 1 spot will be Inception.

Two incredible trailers, a fantastic cast, a great director that happens to be one of my favorites, and a mind-fuck of a story dealing with the perception of reality – I really can’t ask for anything more.

Here’s the new trailer… enjoy it. Meanwhile I’ll keep drooling, waiting for July.

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How to make a billion dollars in 17 days

January 3, 2010 at 9:46 pm (Movies)

1. Be James Cameron
2. Make a kick-ass 3D movie.

That’s it.

Cameron’s Avatar reached the one billion mark worldwide in just 17 days since its premiere, becoming the fourth-highest grossing film of all time (after Titanic – 1.84, Lord of the Rings – ROTK – 1.11 and Pirates of the Caribbean – 1.06).

As it stands – it will take Avatar only a few more days to pass the Pirates and LOTR, and become the second film on the list.

The only question that remains is: will it beat Titanic? Odds are it will. Avatar is still going strong, I wouldn’t be surprised if it will make another billion in the next 5-6 weeks.

One way or another, in a couple of days, James Cameron will be the director of the two highest grossing films of all time.

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