Monday, August 18, 2008

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Stills

These are some of the stills released for the 6th Harry Potter movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This second-to-the-last movie of the franchise was set to come out this November 21 but the release date was moved to next year (2009).

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Watchmen Stills

These are new stills for the Watchmen movie coming out on March 6, 2009

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WatchmenNite Owl (Patrick Wilson) and his Owl Ship

WatchmenRorschach (Jackie Earle Haley)

WatchmenComedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)

WatchmenSilk Spectre II (Malin Akerman) and Nite Owl

Goal II: Living the Dream Stills

Here are some stills of Goal II: Living the Dream - sequel to the 2005 movie Goal!: The Dream Begins. Goal II: Living the Dream is set to come out on August 29, 2008 in US theaters.

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button TV Spot

Watch the extended TV spot of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, and directed by David Fincher.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is set to be released on December 19, 2008.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Mummy Should've Just Stayed in its Tomb

the mummy 3 tomb of the dragon emperorLike seriously.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor had "FAIL" written all over it throughout the entire movie, IMO. The story was shallow, the fight scenes mediocre. I mean, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh were there so I was expecting some really awesome swordfight here and there. Plus, Brendan Fraser was "supposed" to be a funny guy, right? So why were the mummies funnier than he was? Then there's Maria Bello who replaced Rachel Weisz. No chemistry with Fraser, bad English accent...just plain bad at being Eve.

The effects were good though: the terra cotta warriors, the mummies burried under the Great Wall, and the Yeti were really cute (although far from what I thought a Yeti looked like). Plus when the battle was waging between the soldiers and the army of General Ming, the latter were both amusing and funny. Actually, the funniest moments of the film were in this part, IMO.

Fraser's jokes were dry, the antics were old. LIke mummies. I guess they finally ran out of quips that would fit the movie. Bello didn't help at all - I missed Weisz' way of brightening up the movie. The 10-minute narration by Yeoh at the beginning of the movie was okay as it explained how the whole thing started and all but how the O'Connells managed to raise the Emperor was kinda...bleh.

Well I guess that gives you more or less an idea about the Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The main reason I was looking forward to watching this so much is because Jet Li was playing the Dragon Emperor. I wouldn't recommend that you waste money for it though. Watch if you only if you really really want to regardless of the reviews and all that.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Terminator Salvation Poster

Here's the teaser poster for the upcoming Terminator Salvation movie.

Anyone looking forward to watching?

Terminator Salvation poster

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Dark Knight

the dark knightI'll be honest. I didn't really intend to watch The Dark Knight because 1) I'm not a fan of superheroes and 2) Batman Begins bored me to sleep. The movie ticket was a treat though, so why the hell not. Good news though, I didn't sleep a wink for the whole two and a half hours worth of Batman.

First things first: The cast. I loved Joker and Gordon the best in my books, Joker especially. I mean Heath Ledger was beyond awesome. It was the first time I ever saw Joker in that light. He was beyond creepy, actually. He made Joker look like some psycopath. Awesomely creepy.

The Dark Knight's special effects and action scenes were good too. A bit too loud at times, but it was good. Like how Batman would fly and beat up those bad guys. The sonar Batman ripped from Lucius Fox was really unethically cool. (Morgan Freeman is an awesome actor.)

The story? Well I found it to be a typical superhero story, only darker. I guess it's because of how Joker was? I mean, I think he affects all the characters there. The Dark Knight definitely surpasses all those other Batman movies I've seen, including the old series that goes "Kapow" ;)

Too bad Harvey Dent had so little part in the movie as Two-Face. I thought that the movie would end when Dent became the villain, but nooooo. It went on until Dent was no more. Well I'm kinda looking forward to see if there will be a next Batman movie of this sort. If it's anything like Batman Begins, count me out :)

Mamma Mia!

mamma mia! movieI think Mamma Mia was an awesome musical. Meryl Streep was an even more awesome actress who really gave life to the whole movie. Plus if you grew up listening to ABBA's songs, you'd find yourself singing with the cast when the songs came up.

The story is fairly simple. A girl who is about to get married invites three men who all had a relationship with her mother. The catch is that one of them might be her father. Yeah, that's basically the whole story. Simple, no?

The songs and the actors' voices make the simple story a fun watch though. Their expressions and body movements when they sing makes the songs look as if it were mere exchanges between the actors. Kinda like their usual dialogues.

The dance routines are kinda funny for me, though. I mean, I never really thought that people would dance that way. It's entertaining and quite funny.

I don't think I have that much to say about Mamma Mia. I mean, to be honest, I felt really sleepy during some parts where the drama was happening. I couldn't even comment on most of the actors' acting, except that they all had nice voices. Why? Because Meryl Streep really stood out and I think she made the movie enjoyable. Well Pierce Brosnan was cool too, didn't even know he could sing at all.

Bottomline is, watch Mamma Mia!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

"Same Planet. Different World."

journey to the center of the earthAt first I thought that this would be another one of those remakes. I thought wrong, of course. Journey to the Center of the Earth proved to be a very interesting, and funny, movie on the Jules Verne classic. It was great the way they were able to interlace the movie with the actual story.

Brendan Frazer was as usual, the source of laughter. His punchlines were right on the mark and they made the movie livelier.

The special effects were awesome too. It really looked like everything from down there were real. The pre-historic animals looked real too! There were some scenes that made me jump off my seat a bit...well I was already at the edge of my seat to begin with, so...

Although personally, I think the Journey to the Center of the Earth was a bit too short and it kinda lacked some real story. Sure, it's about a man who discovers the way to the center of the earth, and who goes through an adventure to find the way back out but...that's all there is to it. They didn't even spend 3 days at the center. Buuuuuut. It's still a good watch.

I think we've caught a glimpse of a potential sequel too!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

"I'm sorry" Just Went Up a Notch

wanted angelina jolieThis is like one of the most amazing movies I've ever seen!

Okay, given that the story is pretty shallow... I mean, there's this "loser" who suddenly finds himself becoming a part of an elite group of assassins called the Fraternity. What's more, a sexy and beautiful woman becomes his partner. I think any guy would give anything to be in his shoes.

The plot, as I've said, is pretty shallow indeed, but the acting makes the movie worth the watch. Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman really brought their roles to life. It made the movie amazing.

The special effects were cool too, with the curving bullets, adrenaline-induced visions, blood splatters and the like. Even the rat explosions were awesome. But...poor rats (even if they were CG).

Speaking of curving bullets, I've actually heard people wonder out loud if it were really possible to do that. friend said he's waiting for a Mythbusters "Wanted" special soon: curving bullets, wax treatment and if rats preferred peanut butter over cheese.

My favorite part would be where Wesley (McAvoy) attacked the Fraternity's fortress and was faced with multitudes of men with guns. That action scene made me not blink and the blood splatters when he shot their heads were realistic.

Then there's the ironic ending where Sloan (Freeman) met his end in the hands (or should I say gun) of Wesley. Oh oh and the part where Fox (Jolie) curved her bullet and killed everyone!!! It is made of WIN!

This movie is definitely a "must-see"!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hellboy 2 TV Spot

Watch Hellboy II: The Golden Army movie spot.

Anyone interested?

Runaways - A new Marvel Studios movie

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Say hello to the newest Marvel Studios movie. Well sort of. Brian K. Vaughan, creator of the comic Runaways, is currently writing an adaptation of the said comic for the big screen.

I haven't really heard about the
Runaways but it was first released on 2002 (I think) and it follows the adventures of a group of teens who find out that their parents are part of this evil-doing group. In short, super-villains spawned these kids who want to make up for what their parents did by doing good. They don't have aliases nor costumes, so it's a new look into the world of superheroes, IMO.

There's no set date yet, but I'm kinda interested in seeing what will come out of the
Runaways movie.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Incredible Hulk Movie Stills

These are just some of the movie stills for The Incredible Hulk. I only posted what I thought was cool; then again, I kinda thought that Hulk looked weird in these images. But that may be just me.


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The Dark Knight Posters

These are the posters for the almost-here movie, The Dark Knight. They all look pretty cool, don't they? My favorite's the first one though.

Like always, kiddies, click on the images to view their full size :)

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hancock Trailer

This is the first trailer of Will Smith's superhero movie, Hancock.

Rapunzel...Rapunzel...You look different.

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Or at the very least, you aren't really how I imagined you would look like on the big screen. Maybe I'm too used to watching you on Timeless Tales and the like. Or maybe not.

Anyway, this is a first look (concept shots) on Disney's Rapunzel in 3D which is set to come out on December...2010. I'm actually looking forward to watching Rapunzel, and no, she isn't a favorite fairy tale character.

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Why should we want to watch G.I. Joe?

scarlett g.i. joeFirst Showing gives us a list of five things that will make us WANT to see the G.I. Joe movie.

Hmm...I know I'm excited!

Accelerator Suits that will let them run faster, jump super-high, smash through walls, and shrug off bullets."

Nano Bombs are bombs by Cobra Commander that releases lots of nanites that will eat through anything that isn't organic.

Neo Vipers are a bunch of nanotechnology-enhanced soldiers that have mad ninja skills. They're controlled by Destro and they have no emotion whatsoever. Oh and some obscure guy called "Doctor" is responsible for creating them.

Destro's Mask which is also created by the obscure guy, Doctor, lets Cobra control Destro himself. It's made from nanites and Destro wears it because he's ugly.

Scarlett's Armor, shown in the picture, lets Scarlett become Invisible Woman.

So? Are you excited yet? Is anyone excited yet?

Monday, April 21, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom wasn't what I expected it to be

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To put it bluntly, I thought that the movie sucked. The story, at least, because the fight scenes were cool and awesome even if they did use the type of fight scenes you'd normally see on some cheesy old Hong Kong films (with the flying stunts and all). Of course, I'm not generalizing since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon did those kinds of stunts too - artistically, though.

Anyway, Forbidden Kingdom is about an American guy named Jason (Michael Angarano) who finds a staff in some pawnshop in Chinatown. The owner of the shop asks him to deliver the staff to its owner and blah blah he suddenly wakes up to find himself in ancient China - the Middle Kingdom, to be exact.

He meets a drunken master (Jackie Chan) named Lu Yan and his "assistant" Sparrow (Liu Yifei) who tells him the story behind the staff - that it belongs to the Monkey King (Jet Li) who was turned into stone by the Jade Warlord (Collin Chou). Jason needs to give the staff back to the Monkey King in order to end the horrific reign of the Jade Warlord.

Along the way, they come across a monk named Lan Cai He (Jet Li) who tries to steal the staff at first but becomes their friend thereafter. I don't think you'd want me to tell you the rest of the story here, right? So I'll stop with the spoilers here and move on to my ranting.

So I already mentioned that I didn't like the story but I don't think I mentioned why. I thought Forbidden Kingdom was a bit too...Hollywood. I mean, movies about the Monkey King were done in the 70s. Aside from the upcoming Dragon Ball movie, I don't think I've heard of any Monkey King movie that has been highly anticipated as Forbidden Kingdom.

My guess is that a large part of the anticipation comes from the fact that it's Jet Li and Jackie Chan's first movie together -- and seeing them fight is epic. Yeah well, the fight scenes were awesome indeed, but I've definitely seen better (from their individual movies too). Some of the lines and scenes were funny and amusing so I guess that's an upside to it, right?

Did I mention how ugly the guy who played Jason is? And how pretty Sparrow is? Well the Witch is pretty too - I think a lot of people who have seen pictures of her (or the movie itself) will agree with me.

I'm not discouraging anyone from watching Forbidden Kingdom. What has been written here are just some opinions of a kung fu and martial art movie fan. These are rants of a Jet Li fan. Go ahead and watch Forbidden Kingdom then go back here and tell me what you think about it, okay? :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Some Creatures for the Prince Caspian Movie

These are some of the creatures that you'll be seeing if you're planning to watch Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. I'm already excited! Although personally, as far as these pictures go, I like the creatures in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe better. But that's just me :)

(Click on the pictures for higher resolutions.)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Avatar: The Last Airbender on the big screen

avatar: the last airbenderI never really got into watching Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender so I've no concrete idea as to how the story goes.

I am quite aware that it has a following though - made up of both kids and adults - whether they're fans of cartoons in general or not.

Now the news of Avatar: The Last Airbender being remade for the big screen has been creating a buzz especially because it'll be in live action. There are no news about who will play the different characters, but the movie is set to be released on July 2, 2010.

What makes it even more intriguing is the fact that it's M. Night Shyalaman who will be adapting the story for the live action movie. The title too has been reduced to just The Last Airbender so that it won't be confused with James Cameron's AVATAR movie.

Shyalaman recently had an interview with Empire and discusses what attracted him to the series and the difficulties of putting into live action the philosophy involved in Avatar: The Last Airbender as well as the action scenes in it:

“Obviously [there will be] some breathtaking visual effects,” the director says. “Just imagine if you saw a little girl bending water out of a glass into the air as an extension of her own personal discipline. It’s three movies about the hero learning three elements. Live action.”

“It’s daunting on the level of not doing it properly,” he admits. “It can’t be special effects for the sake of special effects, it has to be [that you use] take seven because the girl breathes properly on take seven. I have to tell the animators that. Everything, has to have that detail. I can’t leave it. I have to make sure that I make it the same kind of storytelling, but with just one more tool.”

Any thoughts on this?

The Hulk Poster!

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This is the poster for the June 13, 2008 movie, The Hulk starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt. It's directed by Louis Leterrier of the Transporter fame.

Looking forward to this?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Disney-Pixar movie line-up until 2012

It's quite some time since my last post! Today, I bring you a list of the upcoming Disney Pixar movies that's slated for release until the year 2012. That's a four-year-long movie line-up that CG fans (and kids) should be looking forward to.

Anyway, enough chit-chat. (Not that much images today, dearies.)

Wall-E - June 27
Bolt - November 26

Up - May 29
Toy Story in 3-D - October 2
The Princess and the Frog - December

Toy Story 2 in 3D - February 12
Toy Story 3 in 3D - June 18
Rapunzel in 3D - December

Newt in D - Summer
The Bear and the Bow in 3-D - December

Cars 2 in 3D - Summer
King of the Elves in 3D - December

So many 3D movies to look forward to! Thoughts, anyone?

Friday, April 4, 2008

Devastator Comes to Life!

Devastator Transformers 2Devastator - a Decepticon made up of six constructicons (Scrapper, Bonecrusher, Scavenger, Mixmaster, Hook and Long Haul) will come to life in Transformers 2. Awesome right? That picture above is him, in case you forgot (or didn't know). Production will start mid-summer.

You can also expect to see new characters for Transformer 2.

Frank Miller's The Spirit Set Pictures

These are some of the set pictures of Frank Miller's movie adaptation of Will Eisner's The Spirit. In theaters next year, January 16, 2009. Can you name the cast of The Spirit?

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