Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Nine cool pics from Tom Jane's Dark Country

About two months ago, we had the great opportunity to interview Tom Jane (The Punisher, The Mist, Mutant Chronicles) at Dallas Comic Con 12, where he talked a little bit about his upcoming directorial debut, Dark Country. He was touting it as a true to form noir thriller filmed in 3-D. He also stated that the film starred Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Alien Resurrection, Mutant Chronicles, Blade II) and Lauren German (Hostel: Part II). The story revolves around "A couple en route from Las Vegas are forced to deal with a body out in the desert making their honeymoon one hellish ride." Jane has also stated that the film will "remain true to the stylistic choices of film noir, while delivering an immersive reality and visceral experience that only the next generation of 3D cinematography could provide."

The film is still awaiting release by Sony and there's no word as to when it may hit theaters. Quiet Earth has the first nine stills posted on their site. Go check them out. (more)

Star Trek sequel already being written

Fully expecting a box office hit with J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, Paramount Pictures has made the decision to have writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman begin developing and penning the script for a sequel. They'll be joined by producer Damon Lindelof in the screenwriting process this time around. Right now, they've decided to await audience reaction to the first film before continuing.

“Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month. With a franchise rebirth, the first movie has to be about origin. But with a second, you have the opportunity to explore incredibly exciting things. We’ll be ambitious about what we’ll do.”

Of course, the announcement of a writing deal doesn't necessarily mean that the film will be greenlit. If all goes well, they hope to be completed on a script by Christmas, which could possibly mean the movie would be ready for release in Summer of 2011. J.J. Abrams will definitely produce the follow-up, but there has been no decision as to whether he will direct it. (more)

First look at Drag Me To Hell poster!

The one-sheet poster for Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell has hit the net, thanks to ShockTillYouDrop.com "sacrificing any first born (they) might have." Excitement is definitely mounting around this film, especially with it being Raimi's first horror project since 2000's The Gift.

The movie revolves around "Christine Brown (played by Alison Lohman), a bank employee who royally pisses off an elderly woman. The old hag puts a curse on Christine and now the poor girl has to shake her newly acquired bad mojo or face eternal damnation. To help out, she calls on boyfriend Justin Long and "seer" Dileep Rao. (more)

Jamie Campbell-Bower is New Moon's Volturi leader

BBC News has reported that British actor Jamie Campbell-Bower (RockNRolla, Sweeney Todd) says he will be taking on the key role of Volturi leader Caius in the upcoming Twilight sequel, New Moon. The character "forms part of the triumvirate leading the Italian based coven of vampires called the Volturi. The second book in the series sees the gang become a threat to lovers Bella and Edward." Campbell-Bower joins other newcomer Dakota Fanning in front of the camera next month, when production is scheduled to start with director Chris Weitz (American Pie, The Golden Compass) helming. (more)

MGF's Day Out with Thomas

Every reader of this website falls into two categories. You are either between the age of 17 to 25 and grew up watching Thomas as a child, wishing you could be The Conductor and drive that super cool blue train around. If that's not your age range, then I am willing to bet you are in the realm of 25 to 35 and have children. If they are anywhere between the age of 2 to 6, I can almost guarantee that you know Thomas the Train from watching it with them. I mean, the big blue dude has been on television for what seems to be forever and has had one movie that actually made it to the big screen starring Alec Baldwin and Peter Fonda - how can you go wrong with that combination? Besides that, he has dozens upon dozens of DVD's and a rather new movie called Thomas and The Great Discovery that just came out a few months ago. There was even an announcement a couple of weeks ago that he is going to hit the multiplexes again sometime soon.

I've got two kids - one who is 2 and the other that is 10. Both have grown up with Thomas the Train. So when it was announced that A Day Out with Thomas was returning to Grapevine, TX again, my wife quickly made plans to attend. I'll let the pictures below tell the story.

My son getting his Thomas tat.

Grapevine police giving out cool 911 free stuff. I got two pens.

The Train himself heading into the station to pick up some kids.

Thomas is still #1!

Thomas bounce house

Imagination Station, which was sponsored by Legos and had Lego Thomas and other cool train tracks to play on

This was the electric train set tent - there were at least three tracks running at the same time. Pretty cool.

This was a very cool vintage train ride for the kids.

This was a mini Fire truck that the kids could get in and act like they were driving.

The man himself, Sir Topham Hatt, posing with his biggest fan - me.

An overview of the gift shop from the front door.

Thomas t-shirt booth - he's like a rock star - hey, Thomas got to eat, too.

On our way out the door from the gift shop. The bank account has been drained.

You should definitely take the kids out to this event if you're in the DFW area. Pretty much everything is free. The only thing you have to pay for is concessions, professional pictures if you want them, and the train ride with Thomas if you decide to do that. Check out the website for more details here under Events. (Article by Eric Shirey)

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Original 'Ghostbusters' Cast Onboard For Reboot, Harold Ramis Says

Harold Ramis, original co-writer of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 has confirmed that the core players are back for the proposed third film in the series. That would include Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, who was also one of the co-writers on the first two. Ramis is presently waiting on The Office writer / producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to get back with not only him, but Aykroyd and original director Ivan Reitman. Ramis actually mentored both of the writers. Ramis stated,

"We're all going to be in it in different kinds of roles. We're going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters. "Bill Murray is just waiting for the truckload of money to arrive to get him out of his office. I haven't talked to him about it. I want to talk to him about it eventually. I think we just need a script, because he's the thorniest of the group." (more)

AFI Dallas - Yoroi: The Samurai Zombie Review

A family is kidnapped by a couple who have guns. Wandering lost, they get together in a place where there are zombies in samurai armor. Encountering zombies and police, the reunited family struggle and get to confront a tragic secret. A fun action-horror on a low budget B-movie.

Yoroi: Samurai Zombie is what the title implies. A movie about samurai zombies. This Asian horror flick comes across as more humorous than scary. The over the top bloodshed (which I loved) and the faulty subtitles (that were obviously not translated in the U.S.) make this whole movie just comes across as something that you only see once, if even that.

I had a lot of hope for this. With a title like Yoroi: The Samurai Zombie, you'd figure it would be hard to disappoint. This film would have been better off as a 5 to 10 minute chapter webisode instead of a full length feature. I really don't have a whole lot of good things to say about this except that if you are into the Troma Team movies like The Toxic Avenger, then you might actually want to give this a try. (Review by The Hick)

AFI Dallas - Alien Trespass Review

The story begins in 1957 in the star-filled skies above California's Mojave Desert. It is a special night for noted astronomer Ted Lewis, who is preparing a special dinner for his beautiful, adoring wife Lana to celebrate their wedding anniversary. In another part of town, Tammy, a waitress at small local diner with big plans for the future, looks out her window and is excited to see a shooting star, which she takes as a good sign for her dreams. But, what Dr. Lewis and Tammy assume is a shooting star, is really an alien spaceship. The fiery ball hurtles toward earth and crash-lands on a butte in the desert. A tall, metallic alien named Urp emerges from the craft unharmed, alarmed to discover that the monstrous Ghota, who was also on board, has escaped. Together, Urp and Tammy must hunt down the Ghota and neutralize it before it consumes all the local inhabitants and uses the human fuel to multiply and conquer the world!

Alien Trespass is a true 1950's monster movie. Right down to the little "mistakes" that make the old classics a real joy to watch. A warning, though. If you’re wanting to see anything resembling a modern day monster movie, then don't go see this. Seriously - the style, speech, acting, and filming is all a dead on match for a film out of the 50's aside from the small amount of animation near the beginning.

I really don't know what to say about that this film. If you want to know what this film is like, just watch any of a dozen 50's classics, like War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still, It Came from Outer Space, or The Blob. The action in this movie was awesome. You’ve got to give props to the modern actors for pulling it off. The monsters here will even make you jump a few times, even though you know they’re made of rubber.

You’ve got to go see Alien Trespass. It is a great movie. A throw back to a bygone era of movie making that is so good. I really can't say anything else about it. (Review by The Hick)

AFI Dallas - Grace Review

Madeline Matheson is eight months pregnant and determined to deliver her unborn child, Grace, naturally. When an accident leaves Grace dead inside her, Madeline insists on carrying the baby's corpse to term. Weeks later, when Madeline delivers, the baby miraculously returns to life... With an appetite.

Grace is the story of a woman who desperately wants a child. After trying everything for years (including fertility drugs) and having a couple of miscarriages, at last she has hope. But thanks to a careless driver, Madeline (played by Jordan Ladd) and her husband are run off the rode a few weeks before her due date. Now dealing with the loss of both her husband and unborn child, Madeline decides to carry the child full term anyway. Then when she gives birth, mom somehow wills the baby back to life. But there's a catch.

Having a baby that feeds on blood is a true nightmare - especially if your vegan. Then to top it off, you have a creepy mother-in-law to deal with. This is a story line that's hard to see coming. To put yourself in a place to figure out what to do in this situation is either a great imagination or dementia. Writer / director Paul Solet is on his way to being a big name in the horror movie genre.

Now while disturbing at times, the acting is very realistic. The actions and reactions of the characters at times flow so naturally it seems like your watching a documentary rather then a narrative. Once again, props to Paul Solet for the great job he did in putting the cast together and as a whole just working his magic throughout this film.

I learned after a Q&A with Paul and Jordan, that this film was shot in 17 days, which makes the cinematography all that more impressive. What with the use of symbolism, color shading, and the interesting camera angles, it really sucks you in to the story. This camera trickery is not only cool but necessary, because nothing really happens for a good long while but you never really notice.

Simply put, Grace is not like the rest of the of the so-called horror crap that Hollywood is pushing on us these days. I would recommend this movie not only to horror fans, but to those on the fence as well. (Review by The Hick)

AFI Dallas - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Review

Julian Marsh is an out of work ladies' man who lands a job directing a bizarre adaptation of Hamlet. After casting his best friend and his ex-girlfriend in the show, Julian finds himself in the middle of a two thousand year old conspiracy that explains the connection between Shakespeare, the Holy Grail and some seriously sexy vampires. It turns out that the play was actually written by a master vampire name Theo Horace and it's up to Julian to recover the Grail in order to reverse the vampire's curse...If only being undead wasn't so much fun!

Upon first seeing this movie title, I was expecting a comedic Jewish vampire movie. What I got was a movie about the production of a spoof Shakespearean play mixed with the "real" ancient feud between Horatio and Hamlet. The way I have been describing it is as a kind of Shaun of the Dead with vampires and then throw in a dash Juno.

Not really having any expectation about this movie, I took it for what it was and thoroughly enjoyed it. The script was right on and mixed a lot of laughs with maybe one or two shocking moments. It was the way the movie was shot that reminded me of Juno.

The acting in this film was awesome for this style of movie. Now if you're a movie buff like I am, you'll notice a lot of actors right away. The one that really caught my attention was Devon Aoki, who played Miho in Sin City and the upcoming Sin City 2. There was also the Karate Kid himself, Ralph Macchio.

When I started to write this review, I didn't know where to begin because there is just too many little things that are cool. If I started listing them, there wouldn't be much of a reason to go see it for yourself. This flick is worth seeing. I've already told my friends to keep a watchful eye out for it and I'd recommend the same for you. (Review by The Hick)

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Dragonball Evolution opening pushed back two days

The release date of Dragonball Evolution has been pushed back two days. It will now be coming out on Friday, April 10th instead of Wednesday, April 8th. It will now be up against Seth Rogen's Observe and Report and Hannah Montana The Movie. All I can say is "hmm." (more)

Just when you thought you were safe from Nic Cage's hair

There's some new pics of Nic Cage's hair up on the net...er, I mean Nic Cage in The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Does this guy ever run out of hairstyles? The Sorcerer's Apprentice is loosely based on Disney's classic story from Fantasia. The movie is being directed by Jon Turtletaub and also stars Alfred Molina, Jay Baruchel (who is in some of the photos with Cage you can see by hitting the more link below), and Teresa Palmer (also hit the more link).

The movie is set to be released on July 16th, 2010. It's " based in modern-day Manhattan, Baruchel stars as Cage’s Apprentice, who gets into trouble when the broomstick he’s tasked to do his chores while the Sorcerer is away somehow develops a mind of its own." (more)

The Haunting in Connecticut Review

Based on a true story, The Haunting in Connecticut charts one family's real-life encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now unspeakable terror awaits when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the dead, returns to unleash horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family.

Once again, my gut feeling paid off. On my way to the screening for The Haunting in Connecticut, I told MGF consultant / graphic design genius Rob Angells that I had a feeling that this movie was going to be one of those beautiful and truly good non-blockbuster horror films that wouldn’t get the press or promotion it deserves. I mean after all, it doesn’t have a bunch of A-list actors. Not only that, but it’s title is pretty simplistic. It’s not some hyper catchy title like “Blood Patterns”, “Help Me to Die” or “Necromantic Whispers”. It simply describes what the film is about – The Haunting in Connecticut. Sure enough, I walked out of the studio an hour and a half with a big smile on my face knowing I had been right.

This was definitely not one of your typical slasher / gore films that American studios spit out. This was in the vein of An American Nightmare, The Others, and The Skeleton Key. It had some visual aspects of Asian (here I go again) films. The lights flickering and the shadowy image or monster moving closer every time the lights flash on. It had that "I know there's something behind me" vibe that always gets me and has been used in such classic flicks as The Eye, Ju-on, and others. There were also those sudden flashes of disturbing imagery. I know a lot of times some of these techniques are overused, but young director Peter Cornwell definitely knows how to use it to his own advantage. The photo books of the dead added a disturbing and uncomfortable feeling. Why were people so fascinated by having their pictures taken with the bodies of their dead relatives. Pictures of people posing with their dead children was the most unhinging thing. And then you had the schizophrenic filming of the séance scenes.

I was a little worried when the film started because it seemed like the acting was a little wooden. Kind of like the actors were still warming up to their characters or didn't quite know what direction they were going to go in. Those reservations quickly faded and it felt like everybody started to settle into their roles. Virginia Madsen does a good job at playing the role of the mother that is keeping her family together in the face of supernatural terror and her teenage son having cancer. Elias Koteas is wonderful in the role of the cancer-stricken preacher who fully believes in everything that is happening to the family and wants to help them "clean" the house of the disturbing forces. Actor Kyle Gallner (the upcoming Jennifer's Body, Smallville, Bones, Veronica Mars) is convincing as the young man who's dealing with not only heavy experimental cancer treatment, but thinking he's seeing things or experiencing things that are unexplainable.

I would highly suggest people into horror and supernatural films check this out. I would like to say that I was surprised that this was a good film, but I wasn't. It seems like it's always the horror movies that don't seem to be splashing around too hard in the Hollywood pool for attention that always pay off. Don't let the PG-13 rating fool you. This film is has an intelligent story, definite scares, and great atmosphere. (Review by Eric Shirey)

Monsters vs. Aliens Review

When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. Alerted to the threat of this new monster, the military jumps into action and Susan is captured and secreted away to a covert government compound. There, she is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of other monsters: the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.; the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link; the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B.; and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement is cut short, however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country. In a moment of desperation, The President is persuaded by General W.R. Monger to enlist the motley crew of Monsters to combat the Alien Robot and save the world from imminent destruction.

To be more accurate, the title should have been, “Susan and her Wacky Monster Sidekicks Save the World”, but that would have been too long for the poster. An all-star cast, led by Reese Witherspoon, lends their voices to an animated feature that will most likely appeal to youngsters ages five to 10. Short on actual “jokes”, Monsters vs. Aliens follows the adventures of young Susan Murphy as she, on her wedding day, gets hit by a glowing meteor, turns into a giant, gets involuntarily recruited to a top secret, government team of monsters, and defends the world from alien domination.

The team of monsters is made up of a mad scientist who turned himself into a human cockroach (Hugh Laurie of TV’s House); A sentient, but brainless, gelatinous blob named, B.O.B (Seth Rogan of Knocked Up); Link, (as in “missing link”) a humanoid sea creature (Arrested Development’s Will Arnett); A giant, mutant grub worm…, and Susan. When a nerdy, arrogant, alien mastermind named Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson of The Office) attempts to enslave the earth for his own purposes, General W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland) convinces the President (Stephen Colbert) to sic his special team of monsters on the alien with hopes of saving the world.

Great comic actors like Arnett, Rogan, Paul Rudd and John Krasinski are mostly lost in the, only mildly amusing, dialogue of the film – although Colbert and Sutherland do stand out a little. And, if you can get past the ridiculously proportioned heads and bodies, the DreamWorks’ animation is fairly rich. The real bright spot turns out to be the 3D. As I sat there with my big, cumbersome IMAX 3D glasses, I found myself reliving the delight of my first ever 3D movie experience as a kid… and that’s appropriate, because this film is more for kids anyway. (Review by Elbow Murderpants)

My ego is interviewed on Amazing Comicast

For some reason, Rick Gutierrez over at Amazing Comicast (and movie reviewer for this fine website) wanted me to talk about Movie Geek Feed and what I'm trying to accomplish with it. Somehow, me plugging feeds into a Blogger template turned into a 15 to 20 minute conversation. Haha! Needless to say, I am again a special guest in Episode 43 of Amazing Comicast. Definitely check it out. There's even some interesting stuff they discuss as well - Part 12 of the podcast's Countdown to Midnight and they finish their epic series on Watchmen. (more)

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Richie Cunningham to adapt new Lovecraft graphic novel?!?!

Universal and Image Entertainment have bought the film rights to Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz’s graphic novel, The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft. The project is being set up for Ron Howard to possibly direct. The story “borrows elements from Lovecraft’s life, such as his family’s struggle with mental illness and his own bouts with writer’s block, and transforms the young writer’s darkest nightmares into reality when he comes across a book that puts a curse on him and lets the evils he conjures up loose on the world.” (more)

Bryan Singer Takes Mark Wahlberg Prisoner!

Mark Wahlberg's thriller Prisoners has officially found it's director - Bryan Singer. Singer will take the helm and be working from a script written by Aaron Guzikowski. Prisoners is touted as "a cross between Se7en and The Silence of the Lambs...concerns a Boston family man whose six-year-old daughter and her best friend are kidnapped. He then takes matters into his own hands by in turn kidnapping the man he suspects responsible." (more)

Canadian Supermodel Noot Seear Cast in 'New Moon'

Elle, Cosmopolitan and Vanity Fair Canadian super model Noot Seear has taken the role of the "fisher" Heidi in the upcoming Chris Weitz directed New Moon. The character is described in Stephenie Meyer's sequel to Twilight as a "'fisher' who brings humans to the Volturi vampires to eat. She has 'exceptional, unforgettable' beauty, which includes stunning legs, long hair and violet eyes." The 25 year old model has also done ad campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein's CK One fragrance, Vera Wang Bridal, and Pantene Pro-V. (more)

Millar's American Jesus heads for the big screen

Comic writer Mark Millar (Wanted, War Heroes, Kick-Ass) will team up with director Matthew Vaughn to adapt his contemporary take of the Book of Revelation from the Bible. /Film states “the story follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he’s returned as Jesus Christ” and Newsarama adds “ the returned Jesus and the Anti-Christ grow up in a world...(their) presence signifies the beginning of the end of everything.” The film is being produced independently by Vaughn and is looking at a Summer 2009 start date. (more)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Seth Rogen on The Green Hornet

Superhero Hype got a chance to talk to Seth Rogen about his upcoming Green Hornet project. They discuss Stephen Chow's involvement, when shooting is planning to start, and what the concept behind the film will be. (more)

DreamWorks scoops up sci-fi Nonstop movie

DreamWorks has nabbed Michael Gilvary's sci-fi spec script Nonstop and has attached Len Wiseman (Underworld) to produce and Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) to direct, Variety reported.

Based on an original idea, the sci-fi action thriller follows the passengers of a plane after it is mysteriously abducted by an alien ship. (more)

New Pic of Uncle Coffins Kickin' It in Haddonfield

A few weeks ago Rob Zombie brought you the very first image of Bill Moseley (who you might remember from The Devil's Rejects, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and many more genre films) as Uncle Seymour Coffins in Halloween: The Devil Walks Among Us. Zombie writes on his blog, "Haddonfield's Channel 18 has replaced the old Seymour Coffins with a new and improved Seymour Coffins." (more)

Proyas Planning The Tripods Remake

Alex Proyas says he is in the "first draft stage" for a big screen adaptation of John Christopher's The Tripods trilogy, which revolves around "a dystopic future run be three-legged aliens." He recently spoke with DigitalSpy.com, stating that "...we're both (writer Stuart Hazeldine) big fans of the books and read them when we were kids...the whole notion of capping by these alien invaders is just so resonant for people." (more)

Taye Diggs Cast in Dead of Night

Taye Diggs will be playing the main villain in the live action adaptation of the Italian comic book Dead of Night. He will be playing the leader of a group of vampires. The film is being helmed by TMNT director Kevin Munroe. The movie "tells the story of a penniless nightmare investigator who specializes in the supernatural and wears a trademark red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans." (more)

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

17 clips from Monsters vs. Aliens

You can go to Yahoo! and see 17 clips from Dreamworks' upcoming Monsters vs. Aliens. If that's not enough clips to help you make a decision whether or not you want to see this movie, then I don't know what more we can do to help. (more)

Celebrating William Shatner at 78

The greatest space captain ever turned 78 on March 22nd. Oh, sure, some of you will argue for Edward James Olmos as Admiral Adama in Battlestar Galactica, which just concluded its run, but I say that man cried too much. James Tiberius Kirk never cried, at least, not as played by William Shatner. Shatner as Captain Kirk embodied the ideal symbol of authority: strong, decisive, and smart. Yet he also had a delightful sense of humor, valued his longtime friends, and was something of a ladies' man. (more)

The "Real" Haunting in Connecticut

I hear how people are flocking to the real Haunting in Connecticut home, I feel bad for the nice family living there now, but I also wonder why you'd buy a home that was well known in the community as possibly being haunted. Yes, these inspired-by-true-events films -- like The Haunting of Connecticut, which we reviewed here -- are usually stretching the truth THAT far, but all people need is the tiniest of guarantees for them to obsess and get in the way. That's apparently what's happening to the family who bought the Southington house 10 years ago now that a new movie, loosely based on events that took place inside that house, is coming to theaters. (more)

New Star Trek TV Spot is now live, and we've got it

Paramount has released the third television commercial for J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek movie. The TV spot debuted on American television on Monday night. Star Trek opens May 8. (more)

Interview with actress Anne Lockhart at Dallas All-Con 2009

We had the pleasure of getting to sit down and talk with actress Anne Lockhart at Dallas All-Con 2009 on March 14th for a few minutes. Anne has had a very succcessful and memorable career, which includes roles like Sheba on the original Battlestar Galactica and guest spots in TV series like Buck Rogers, Quantum Leap, The Incredible Hulk, and Knight Rider. She has also appeared in movies like Troll, Dark Tower, and Bionic Ever After. Her legendary mother, June Lockhart, played in such classic television as Lost in Space and Lassie. We discussed what kind of interesting projects she's working on right now, does she like the new BSG, and her love of getting to meet the fans of her work. Check it out above and at our YouTube Channel. (more)

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Japanese Trailer for Blood: The Last Vampire

The Japanese trailer for Blood: The Last Vampire showed up today on the official Blood: The Last Vampire movie site, and as you may have expected, it's packing a heaping helping of Far East flavor.

The flick opens in Japan on May 29th, and although Samuel Goldwyn Company has secured rights for U.S. distribution, no release date has been set. (more)

EXCLUSIVE - Interview with Twilight Director Catherine Hardwicke

We had the opportunity to be in the right place at the right time on Friday night. We headed out to the Blockbuster in Frisco, TX to cover the Twilight DVD Release Midnight Event. Upon showing up, we were let in on a little surprise for all the many hundred fans that happened to pick that particular location to celebrate the release of probably one of the most anticipated DVD's of the year. The film's director, Catherine Hardwicke, was in attendance to sign posters and whatever the attendees happened to be carrying with them when they met her. She also took the time time to take pictures with some of the fans. I found her to be a very pleasant individual with a true passion for her work as a director. In the interview, we talk about her new Twilight Director's Notebook, working with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, why she's not directing New Moon, and what film project she has coming up. (more)

Check out the cool widget for Dreamworks' upcoming animated 3-D film Monsters vs. Aliens. Grab the widget and put it all over your MySpace, Facebook, Blogger, and everywhere else you can think of. I saw the movie this weekend in IMAX 3-D, but can't really talk about it until Friday. One thing I will say is the 3-D is really cool and well done. (more)

Five Clips From 'The Haunting in Connecticut'

Over at BDTV you'll find five clips from Lionsgate's The Haunting in Connecticut, which arrives in theaters everywhere March 27. Directed by Peter Cornwell and starring Virginia Madsen (Candyman), Tim Metcalfe, Elias Koteas, Martin Donovan and Kyle Gallner, the haunted house pic is said to be based on true events (creeeeepy). (more)

Twilight DVD Release Midnight Event

Being the phenomenon that is Twilight, we thought it would be fun to go out to one of the Midnight Release Events and cover it. I actually liked the film, so it really wasn't too painful for me. So which one to go to. We wanted to cover one that would be big. One that would obviously provide us with something to write about. We were told that it would be in our best interest to be at the Blockbuster in Frisco, TX at 10PM on Friday, March 20th. We never would have thought that it would have gotten this interesting.

Upon showing up, we were told that the director of the film, Catherine Hardwicke, was in attendance to greet fans and do a signing of posters, books, or whatever else the very devoted fans happened to have in hand when they hit her autograph table. A little in shock, I was then taken to the back of the store and asked if I wanted to do an interview. "Well, of course," I said. Thankfully there was someone in front of me already, which gave me ten minutes or so to get together some questions to ask.

When I entered the room, there sat a very petite Catherine Hardwicke with a beaming smile. She very warmly greeted me and we sat down and had a chat about different things you can hear on the audio interview we posted. I found her to be extremely nice and very appreciative of all the fans that have made the movie what it is - a huge blockbuster hit.

After our interview, she headed out to the front of the store and sat at a table and signed everything from movie posters, books and jackets to a shoe. She did her very best to give each person all the attention she could with 500 people in line to get items autographed.

She took the time to take some photos. She even took the time to get her picture taken with a group of girls in front of the green screen with Edward Cullen. They had one of those green screen picture set-ups where you could get your picture taken with either Edward or Bella.

After about an hour of signing and posing, it was time for her to be off to another store in Blockbuster to do a DVD signing. She waved, smiled, and thanked everyone who had come out as she climbed into the car and drove off.

Of course, everyone stuck around to win prizes from the radio station that was in attendance. There was also a Carter Blood Care bus that was taking blood donors (get it? at a vampire movie release).

Blockbuster and the promoters really did it up right. They even had three of those big spotlights spinning around lighting up the night sky. The only "crazy" incident of the night that I saw of was what appeared to be a girl who had hyperventilated and the paramedics were called out.

As the clock struck 12, about 500 fans all lined up to get their individual copies of the DVD they had been awaiting and standing in line for, some of which were there all day - Twilight. (Article by Eric Shirey)

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