Friday, May 29, 2009

25 New Pics From Land Of The Lost

25 new pics from the upcoming Land of the Lost movie have been posted online by Cinema Blend. You should definitely go have a look. I got amped up for the release of this on Memorial Day while watching the all day Land of the Lost marathon. I DVR'ed pretty much all of them, but haven't had a chance to watch them all yet. I think they actually showed the entire original series. Anyway, this movie looks like a really fun summer action / sci-fi /comedy and I am definitely ready for some plain old popcorn crunching nonserious flicks.

Space-time vortexes suck. Has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, is sucked into one and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world. Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly and a redneck survivalist named Will. Chased by T. rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally -- a primate called Chaka to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they're heroes. Get stuck, and they'll be permanent refugees in the Land of the Lost.

Land of the Lost is directed by Brad Silberling and stars Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny R. McBride and Jorma Taccone. The flick stomps into theaters on June 5th. (more)

New Footage From Halloween II (Respectively) Featured in Clip

Well, so now the new Halloween movie is officially titled Halloween II. That's cool with me. H2 made it seem like it was trying to be cool by having that new hip abbreviated name thing going on.

Anyway, up above is new footage from the upcoming sequel. It also features behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Rob Zombie, Brad Dourif, Malcolm McDowell, etc. It looks like it's going to be pretty brutal.

It's that time of year again, and Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois to take care of some unfinished family business. Unleashing a trail of terror that only horror master Rob Zombie can, Myers will stop at nothing to bring closure to the secrets of his twisted past. But the town’s got an unlikely new hero, if they can only stay alive long enough to stop the unstoppable.

Halloween II hits theaters on August 28th.

Clips From Christmas Carol Train Tour Launch Event at L.A. Union Station

Here are some clips we put together from the A Christmas Carol Train Tour Launch Event at L.A. Union Station that took place on May 21st. There's some different footage of Jim Carrey being interviewed, Robert Zemeckis and Jim Carrey introducing the Tour, them taking a tour of the train, and some other cool stuff. Thanks to Walt Disney Pictures for the footage.

Up Review

Carl Fredricksen has always dreamed of great adventures. Following through with these dreams has never been a strong suite of his. Carl begins to see that he is running out of time to travel to the place that he has always dreamed of, South America. After finally having enough, he decides to tie countless helium filled balloons to his house in order to finally set foot on his epic journey. Along the way he encounters new friends as well as some important life lessons.


Ever since Toy Story, I have had high expectations from Pixar. In general, I have usually been very happy with their films. When I saw the team that was behind this project I again had high hopes. Pete Docter and Bob Peterson were the directors behind the film. There previous work to name some includes: Finding Nemo, Cars, Monsters Inc., WALL E, and that other one….. oh right Toy Story. That being said, I knew the movie was in good hands.

Up looks to have a target audience that is directed for the much younger crowd. However the demographic is in fact much more broad. This was my favorite part of the movie, the fact that everyone can really enjoy this film. Docter and Peterson did a fantastic job of creating and then telling the story. There is never a dull moment throughout its entirety. It has every element necessary to keep an audience entertained.

Edward Asner does a fantastic job of playing the timid Fredricksen. His character's attitude and overall demeanor are hilarious. This is especially evident when they clash with the likes of young energetic Boy Scout Russell (Jordan Nagai). Veteran actor Christopher Plummer, lends his expertise with his portray as the villain Charles Muntz. The collaboration of all of the characters makes the movie highly entertaining and downright hilarious.

Pixar is obviously in a league of its own. Much like all of their previous films, the graphics can be summed up in one word, amazing. The attention to detail that they show is impeccable. I was beyond impressed with this movie. I’m not going to say that I enjoyed it more than Toy Story, but it was definitely my second favorite of the Pixar films. I had high expectations and they were actually exceeded. Up is definitely worth seeing no matter what age you are. (Review by William Wells)

What's The Governator REALLY Think About Terminator Salvation?

Up above, you can check out a CNN video interview with the man himself, Arnold Schwarzenneger, discussing his favorite films that he's been in and the question that I think everybody wants to know. What does he think of Terminator Salvation and his "role" in the film. Well, look no further. Click above and you'll hear Arnie's thoughts straight from the source.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Drag Me to Hell Review

Christine Brown is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, professor Clay Dalton. Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Should Christine follow her instincts and give the old woman a break? Or should she deny the extension to impress her boss, Mr. Jacks, and get a leg-up on a promotion? Christine fatefully chooses the latter, shaming Mrs. Ganush and dispossessing her of her home. In retaliation, the old woman places the powerful curse of the Lamia on Christine, transforming her life into a living hell. Haunted by an evil spirit and misunderstood by a skeptical boyfriend, she seeks the aid of seer Rham Jas to save her soul from eternal damnation. To help the shattered Christine return her life to normal, the psychic sets her on a frantic course to reverse the spell. As evil forces close in, Christine must face the unthinkable: How far will she go to break free of the curse?

First, I want to start this review by saying that I love Sam Raimi and his films. Almost every single one of them. I loved all the Evil Dead films, all the Spider-Man films, and even The Gift, which a lot of critics didn’t really care too much for. Heck, I even liked Spider-Man 3, which has been critically and fanwise trashed across the board. With that being said, here is my two cents worth and opinion on Drag Me to Hell.

I was disappointed. This was not the movie I was expecting from the legendary Sam Raimi. I honestly think that most horror fans and Raimi fans would think the same thing, if they really stopped and reached deep down in the hearts and blocked out all the hype about this being Raimi’s “Grand” return to the genre. I mean, really. Let’s be honest with ourselves. If this movie was put put with another director’s name attached, most critics and horror fans wouldn’t give it anywhere near the glowing reviews and attention that it has gotten.

The story really isn’t that bad and hasn’t been overdone that I can think of. That’s not really the problem here. It just didn’t feel fresh. It felt like parts of it were thrown together to fill space or something. Like if you had a new script, but felt it was necessary to take pieces of other horror films and attach them. I know - I probably sound like a goon, but whatever. I just didn’t feel challenged and engrossed the way I wished I would have. I told somebody that I actually enjoyed The Haunting in Connecticut more than I did this. Don’t get me wrong – it starts out with a huge bang, but just doesn’t deliver big the way you think it will.

Of course the cinematography and direction were great. Why or how wouldn’t it be? The camera angles are classic Raimi. You can see and feel that vibe all over this. The shots of poor Christine being tossed about the room with pans and other household items flying violently through the air crashing into each other are excellent. I do have to say, though, that I started to grow weary of some of the classic angles and couldn’t fight off this feeling that he was might just be doing it to give all the Evil Dead fans a feeling of nostalgia. Speaking on that subject, there’s also a scene VERY, VERY, VERY (ridiculously) reminiscent of the Evil Dead type of humor, which I personally felt was out of place and didn’t mesh well with the tone of this film.

One of my real gripes about the film is the CGI aspect. It looked awful. The demonic ooze pouring out of the one guy’s mouth and shooting out into the air during the séance at the end looked like they lifted it right out of Ghostbusters 2 back in 1989. Pretty cartoony looking. Then there’s the scene where the old lady’s eyes get squeezed out of her head. Man, it looked like the scene in The Mask when Jim Carrey sees Cameron Diaz’s character for the first time at that club where she’s seeing. You know the one – where his eyes pop out at her and then his heart starts beating out of his chest. That’s what the quality of the CGI looked like. Don’t get me wrong, for the time when The Mask came out, those were pretty good effects, but come on. It’s 2009, people.

Again, don’t think it’s all negative. It definitely had a lot of really great gross-out parts in it. There are scenes where you’re going to be like – “Holy crap, that’s nasty!” And it does have a lot of very fun moments. So don’t walk away from this review thinking that there’s nothing to be seen here.

The end was kind of a bummer as well. It’s one of those things where you know it’s going to happen, but your thinking “Maybe since it’s Sam Raimi, he won’t end it EXACTLY the way you would expect.” Well, he does.

Overall, I really can’t believe that this movie is getting the kind of over-the-top buzz and attention that it’s getting. I really don’t think it’s deserving, but I’m just another moviegoer with an opinion. I’ll tell you one thing, teen kids who will get to see it because it’s PG-13 and infrequent horror movie watchers will definitely be entertained. And let’s be honest, that’s where a big majority of the money is going to come from. (Review by Eric Shirey)

How Would You Like Your Alien?

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that they’ve heard two different rumors about a possible new Alien movie. Now, keep in mind that these are just rumors until verified by 20th Century Fox themselves, but interesting nonetheless.

The first rumor was from an anonymous source stating that Fox is planning to reboot Ridley Scott’s Alien. Not a new installment, but a remake with a new Ripley. It would be based on the original idea with one alien wreaking havoc on the ship. This source also said that the original film’s director Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, and Michael Costigan are all on board as producers for the project. They supposedly have chosen commercial / music video director and Scott Free Productions worker Carl Rinsch to helm the film.

The other rumor is from what B-D calls a “separate reliable source” and they stated that instead of a remake, Fox is possibly looking to do an origins story.

I would be more interested in an origins story, as I can’t imagine a remake of the original classic Alien. There’s nothing wrong with it and to me it doesn’t really seem aged or anything. (more)

Some New And Old Transformers 2 Hi-Rez Pics has posted a batch of 23 newer and older high resolution pictures of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. There's even a couple behind-the-scenes pics as well as movie stills. (more)

Dead@17 Heading To Paramount?

You read right. Dead@17 creator / author / artist Josh Howard twittered (sorry, but I can't bring myself to call it what everybody else does) the other day that little nugget of news. Check it out in his own words:
"This Wednesday. May 27th. Dead@17: Ultimate Edition. Buy the book that Paramount Pictures is boldly saying "maybe" to."
That would definitely be interesting. I would absolutely love to see a big-screen adaptation of this series.

Speaking of Josh - he's going to be at the next Dallas Comic Con on August 15th to 16th, so if you like to travel or live in the area definitely hit that. I've met Josh and he is a really nice guy. Get into Dead@17 now so you don't look like a bandwagon jumper when the flick finally does hit the theaters.

The Dead@17: Ultimate Edition is being released today through Image Comics, so all you've got to do is head to your local comic shop and pick it up. It's the first four series all in one big book. Very cool. (more)

When Nazi Zombies Attack - Dead Snow Trailer

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Dead Snow is one of those movies where you read the caption and just giggle in delight. I am definitely excited to see this movie. It's right up my alley. I mean, who wouldn't love to watch Nazi Zombies get chopped up and killed again after being killed the first time. That's what I call justice. Check out the trailer above.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bandslam Trailer

Summit Entertainment and Walden Media’s trailer for their new movie, Bandslam, has hit the net.

Disney Channel superstars Vanessa Anne Hudgens (High School Musical 1 & 2, High School Musical 3) and Alyson Michalka (Phil of the Future, pop duo Aly and AJ) join Gaelan Connell (Chocolat), Scott Porter (Speed Racer), Lisa Kudrow (Friends), and David Bowie in the music-driven comedy Bandslam. When gifted singer-songwriter Charlotte Banks (Michalka) asks new kid in town Will Burton (Connell) to manage her fledgling rock band, she appears to have just one goal in mind: go head-to-head against her egotistical musician ex-boyfriend, Ben (Porter), at the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Against all odds, their band develops a sound all its own with a real shot at success in the contest. Meanwhile, romance brews between Will and Sa5m (Hudgens), who plays a mean guitar and has a voice to die for. When disaster strikes, it’s time for the band to make a choice: Do they admit defeat, or face the music and stand up for what they believe in?

The movie is directed by Todd Graff (Camp) and is set to come out in theaters on August 14th.

Whedon Reacts To Buffy Reboot

Michael Ausiello over at got a hold of Joss Whedon via e-mail to find out his reaction to the announcement yesterday that the production company that owns Buffy, the Vampire Slayer plan on re-booting it without him. Below were his thoughts and a complete transcript of Ausiello’s Q&A with him about the subject:
What do you think about this Buffy movie they're making without you?
JOSS WHEDON: I hope it's cool.
Ausiello blamed the short answer on the fact that Whedon is extremely busy shooting his new horror movie, Cabin in the Woods. Personally, I think it completely sums up what he thinks about the project. I think Whedon couldn’t give a rat’s a!$ about the project. I think he’s long moved on past that whole universe to other things he wants to do. I say leave the guy alone about the whole subject. (more)

International Poster For G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra

Check out this really cool international poster for the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra movie. You can click on the link below to see the entire poster.

From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.

The film is directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Van Helsing)
and stars Dennis Quaid, Marlon Wayans, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols. The movie hits theaters on August 7th. (more)

Homecoming Trailer

Check out the trailer for the upcoming thriller / slasher / crazy girlfriend flick that's coming out entitled Homecoming. Looks like fresh-out-of-high school Fatal Attraction to me, but I'm sure the teens will dig it.

Homecoming revolves around Mike, who is a small-town star athlete who is the first in his family to attend college, receiving a football scholarship to prestigious Northwestern University. When he returns home over Christmas break to the people he left behind - his family and friends - they are all surprised to see him with a new girlfriend, Elizabeth, a pretty rich girl from Chicago. No one is more shocked than Mike's homecoming queen ex-girlfriend, Shelby, who immediately wants to be rid of Elizabeth and plots to take care of the problem. Our story takes many twists and turns as Shelby does everything it takes to get Mike back.

The film is directed by Morgan J. Freeman (American Psycho II: All American Girl, Dawson's Creek) and stars Mischa Barton (The O.C., Walled In, The Sixth Sense), Matthew Long (Ghost Rider, Sydney White), Jessica Stroup (90210, Prom Night, The Hills Have Eyes II), and Michael Landes (Final Destination 2, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Lakeview Terrace).

Denzel Visits Texas Medical Center

I'm not even really a big Denzel Washington fan. He's been in some cool genre movies - the upcoming Book of Eli, Virtuosity, Deja Vu, Fallen, etc - but I've just never latched onto him like a lot of people have. Anyway, I was baffled to find out that this was not covered by very many national news outlets. I figured I'd just post what I was sent this by my wife. As usual, thanks to her again. Here you go:
"Denzel Washington and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center , in San Antonio , Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers who have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the United States, especially burn victims There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a Hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the Hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time.

While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build. He took his check book out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot."
For more pictures of the visit, click here.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's V-A-D-E-R, Not V-A-D-A-R!!!

While watching the Star Wars MTV movie marathon this past Memorial Day weekend, they had a special section in the middle of their airing of Revenge of the Sith. It was entitled "The Rise of Vadar." Yes, You read that correctly - "Vadar" not "Vader." Who let that little screw-up get by the spell checkers and editors and on to network television? That one screw-up pretty much sums up how badly MTV wants to be cool to everyone, but doesn't have what it takes and fails miserably to be "hip and cool" to real fans of a lot of the stuff they cover. I really don't know what I was doing watching Star Wars movies on MTV in the first place. I swear that they would have 5 minutes of the movie play and then 15 minutes of goofy commercials for whatever is cool this week for the "MTV Generation." I didn't get a chance to transfer the actual footage of the mistake, but if someone does have it out there by chance, please shoot it to me. I would love to post the idiocy for everyone to see. Until then, I have recreated the scene with my own Star Wars font. Now, imagine seeing that being broadcast to millions of homes on a 50 to 60 inch television. Sheesh. The dots in the background are my sad attempt at making space.

Star Trek: Countdown Comic Series Review

Set eight years after the film Star Trek Nemesis. Federation and Romulan tensions have generally subsided, with Spock the official Federation ambassador to the Romulans. Data is still alive and has become captain of the Enterprise-E after successfully imprinting his memories onto the prototype android B-4. Jean-Luc Picard is now Federation ambassador to Vulcan, Geordi La Forge has retired to develop his own ships, and Worf is a General in the Klingon Empire.

The galaxy is threatened by the Hobus star, which will become a supernova. Spock proposes that the Romulans transport the precious mineral Decalithium to Vulcan, where it can be converted into red matter capable of turning the star into a black hole, therefore ending its threat. The senate opposes Spock, but he finds a comrade in Nero, the leader of the miners. Nero witnessed Hobus consume a planet first-hand and offers to secretly transport Decalithium, noting it would be better than doing nothing and then leaving his wife and unborn son to die. Nero's ship, the Narada, is attacked by the Remans, but the Enterprise rescues them and escorts them to Vulcan with Decalithium taken from the Reman ships. On Vulcan, the council opposes Romulan use of red matter, infuriating Nero; he vows if Romulus is destroyed, he shall hold them accountable.

Not completely behind the times as usual, I actually picked up the 4 part Star Trek: Countdown Movie Prequel comic series they released in conjunction with the film. Pretty good stuff. The story does a good job at filling in some of the blanks and giving some back story on Nero and other things. It also pulls the Next Generation characters into the fold in some very interesting and ingenious ways. It's pretty cool to see Picard, Data, Warf, and Geordi getting involved in the new storyline somehow. Trekkie's always love it when the different universe's are brought together.

The story really is pretty well done and flows well, leaving you wanting more at the end of each issue. Sometimes, I found myself wondering things like "Why did Spock conveniently leave out the fact that the Next Generation characters helped out and were involved in the battle against Nero and to help contain the Hobus star going supernova through creating the black hole?" That seems like a lot to leave out of the story when you're catching young Kirk up on everything that's happened on that ice planet. Oh well, suspension of disbelief I guess. The script was written by Mike Johnson (Superman Batman, Fringe) and Tim Jones.

The art for the issues is really nice and very colorful. It reflects the Star Trek movie very well. All the characters definitely reflect their real life counterparts. You can definitely tell who you're looking at and such. The art was handled by David Messina, who is known for his work on other comics like different Star Trek titles, Angel, Spike, The Ghost Whisperer, and Hack/Slash. They were colored by Paolo Maddaleni (other Star Trek titles, Buffy) Giovanna Niro, and Ilaria Traversi (other Star Trek titles, Angel).

If you're a Trekkie or a completist you would definitely want to grab these four issues up. You could probably also wait, as well. I'm sure they'll end up being released as a graphic novel soon enough. The individual issues had a cool drawn character cover and an alternate movie character cover to collect, if you're into that sort of thing. Even if you're just curious as to how some of the plot points in the movie came about, you'd probably want to check this out. (Review by Eric Shirey)

First H2 Clip

Check out the first clip from Rob Zombie's H2 above. There's also a couple interviews with Rob and Scout Taylor-Compton as well. The clip has the dark rainy night setting going for it, so that's pretty cool.

Rob Zombie's H2 continues the story with Michael Myers still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself.

The movie is directed by Rob Zombie and stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Chase Wright Vanek, Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Ezra Buzzington, Brea Grant, Chris Hardwick, Matt Bush, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Bill Moseley, and Caroline Williamson. It hits theaters on August 28th. (more)

DVD Straightjacket - The Terminators

A small band of resistance fighters battle the cyborgs that have taken control of the planet.

I decided that to further celebrate the release of a new Terminator film, I would indulge in The Asylum's new knock-off, The Terminators. How did I know this film truly embodied everything I began DVD Straightjacket for? Well, it's the EXACT same name as the Terminator films, with just an "s" added. That was my first tip-off. The box art with the T-800 / Cylon looking cyborg on the cover was my next. And then, of course, the obvious - it's put out through The Asylum.

This is one of those so bad it's good movies that really shines. Like polishing a dirty penny. It's not worth a lot, but it still has a certain charm and IS technically money. As usual with these types of films, there are a couple of familiar faces to be seen. Kind of the catch fans of those certain actors ploy. In The Terminators, we've got Jeremy London, who I constantly get confused with his twin brother Jason. I never can figure out which one I'm watching in what film. Anyhoo, Jeremy has been in films like the legendary Mallrats, Gods and Generals, and the long-running TV show 7th Heaven. He is also a veteran of the sci-fi / horror B-movie world as well starring in Ba'al: The Storm God, Basilisk: The Serpent King, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. He was obviously a prime candidate to be the lead in this wonderful piece of econo - film. The other known face in the film is A. Martinez, who has had an extremely long career as a guest star in so many genre TV shows I couldn't even begin to name them. His most well known work, though, is in the soap operas Santa Barbara, Port Charles, and General Hospital, which he was in each for many years. The rest of the cast is relatively unknown.

Unbelievably, the outer space sequences actually look pretty good. The special effects in general are pretty well done. The cyborgs damage and metal parts that show under their skin looks pretty convincing. Even the actual terminators completely without skin looked pretty decent, besides the fact that they looked like some weird conglomeration of a Cylon, T-800, and bizarre steampunk robotic concoction. They even shoot one of them in the head and it does that T-1000 liquid metal healing thing. The actual cyborg is played by one actor. Humorously, only one is shown a t a time, making it easier for the filmmakers to cut costs on having to use special effects to show more than one at a time in a frame or scene. There are two or three sequences where they do actually show more than one at a time onscreen, but it's questionable if they used stand-ins, as I think I remember the scenes being from far away.

Location wise, it's the same shtick. Lot's of warehouses, underground tunnels, which could be shot in a warehouse, and outside backwoods scenes where you can pretty much shoot on anyone's land anywhere (without them even knowing it, if need be - haha). One scene that I found very humorous, was of a warehouse they are hiding out in. They show the exterior and there are cars driving back and forth in the background on the highway like it's a regular work day. Keep in mind, this is supposed to be post apocalyptic and the Terminators have been spending the last few days blowing people away.

The Terminators is the first full directing project for Xavier S. Puslowski. He has, up until now, been a Second Unit Director or Assistant Director on films like Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, Dragonquest , The Day the Earth Stopped, War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave, AVH: Alien vs. Hunter, and other B-movie fair. Obviously, it's no real surprise that sci-fi genre B-type movie would be his first project. He really does an adequate job and he definitely could make a good living doing these types of films and quite possibly could move on to something bigger. He does have an interesting way of staying focused on a particular scene for what some might think is a ridiculous amount of time. An example of this would be when one of the Terminators shoots a guy in the head and they show the huge blood splattered wall for what seemed like at least 30 seconds (eternity on film) before switching to something else.

Overall, this is a pretty fun little movie to waste an afternoon or evening on. It's not so bad to be Chinese water torture. You also don't walk away feeling to robbed of time, as it's a little under an hour and a half. It doesn't make you angry and wanting to somehow get the time you wasted out of your life back. (Review by Eric Shirey)

Episode I is 10 Years Old

It's hard to believe that Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace was released 10 years ago on May 19th. It's even harder to believe that the original Star Wars was released 32 years ago. Basically, my childhood and imagination began 32 years ago. Well, whatever. This is about the 10th anniversary of Episode I. Yeah, I know - everyone reading this is going "So what?" I'll tell you. Whether you want to admit it or not, every one of you out there were unbelievably excited about the movie when it first came out. For a lot of people, it was the first time you got to see a Star Wars movie in the theater. I took my 1 and a half year old son to see it. The release marked the first time in 16 years that a Star Wars movie was on the radar and coming out. The electricity and excitement in the air was unbelievable.

Did it all pay off? For most, no. But aren't all the good memories of the wait in line, the new toys, and the trailer premieres all worth it?

What do I think of Episode I? I didn't hate it. And honestly, I'd rather take an entire underwater city of Gungans over a forest of Ewoks any day of the week, which I'm sure is going to piss off a lot of readers. It was entertaining and exciting. I saw it three times in the theater. It's one of those middle movies that bridges the gap between films that people hate. But it really didn't bother me...and still doesn't. It's my least favorite of the prequels. I'll definitely check it out again in observance of the 10th anniversary. It's fitting that Fanboys came out on DVD just in time for it. Divine Intervention after all the trouble it had being released and finished? Quite possibly.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Closed For Memorial Day

Movie Geek Feed will not be updated today in observance of Memorial Day. Get off the computer and check out AMC's (American Movie Classics) whole day of wartime films to show your patriotism. Check out what they're playing:

Battle of the Bulge
The Longest Day
Hamburger Hill

Or if you're a TCM (Turner Classic Movies) person, then watch their military marathon:

Hell is for Heroes
Men Of The Fighting Lad
Devil's Brigade, The
Dirty Dozen, The
Short Film: Operation Dirty Dozen
Kelly's Heroes
Sergeant York
Dawn Patrol, The

See you tomorrow bright and early.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian Review

Night guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), now a successful entrepreneur, returns to the Museum of Natural History to visit his friends--the exhibits that come to life at night--only to learn that they are being shipped off into deep storage at the Smithsonian Institution. To make matters worse, the exhibits at the Smithsonian, including the pharaoh Kahmunrah (Hank Azaria), are suddenly coming to life--and they aren’t at all happy about their new visitors. Determined to save his friends, Larry rushes to Washington, D.C., and makes his way into the inner workings of the largest museum complex in the world while Kahmunrah recruits the likes of Ivan the Terrible (Christopher Guest), Napoleon (Alain Chabat), and Al Capone (Jon Bernthal). Larry, meanwhile, finds himself with spunky Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams) as a co-conspirator and love interest, and General Custer (Bill Hader) leading the battle for the Smithsonian. The stakes are higher in this sequel, where even the paintings on the Smithsonian walls come to life at night.


The first Night at the Museum was a cool family popcorn flick that had charm, wit, and a great amount of spectacle to top it all off. I thought it was a good movie for a night at the house or in the theater for your whole family to enjoy. It pretty much held up through the whole film. I didn’t really have any expectations when I saw it.

Once again, when going to see Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, I wasn’t really expecting much. Just some good old fashion family entertainment. It was definitely a good, family-friendly film. It had all the right elements again and stepped up the special effects a bit. So how come I felt like it was getting a bit bloated towards the middle and end? Why did it seem like it was trying REALLY hard to top the first one? Because it was. And believe me, I understand. When you’re doing a sequel to a hit family film, there is a certain expectation from the studio to deliver a bigger and better production. Unfortunately, more times than not, this does not affect the film in a positive manner.

The cast, once again, is great. Everyone played their parts with the utmost level of sincerity, while keeping it fun. Amy Adams did a great job of playing an Amelia Earhart that was both a strong and driven female character while not losing her feminine side and attraction. Hank Azaria, Owen Wilson, and Robin Williams all completely sink into their characters. The only real waste of talent, in my opinion, is Christopher Guest as Ivan the Terrible. He’s pretty much completely wasted in the part and given absolutely nothing to do for most of the film. They could have had a no name actor play him and there would have been absolutely no effect on the film in any way.

Besides the problem I had with the fact that there didn’t seem to be any security cameras anywhere in the entire Smithsonian storage area, my main problem was the film was just so stuffed full of characters. I mean, you had the original characters from the first film that the director and scriptwriter had to get into the sequel. Then, they had to find a way to fit a whole other movie’s worth of new characters in with the old ones. It just seemed like they were trying to give every little character their allotted screen time and started to get cluttered. It also seems to go on a bit too long and starts to lose steam in the last act.

Overall, the good outweighs the bad. The kids will love it, although they might get a little fidgety towards the end. It’s a good Sunday afternoon family friendly film to make you smile. Load up the kids and have a good time. (Review by Eric Shirey)

Lord Vader Visits The Smithsonian

If you watch TV at all anytime, then I'm sure you've seen the Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian spot with Darth Vader and Hank Azaria's pharoah character exchanging "words." Have you wondered how they could get a non-Disney character like Darth Vader in the movie? Or what about Oscar the Grouch's appearance? Well, the director and cast discussed it at a news conferenece and let everyone in on the secret. You can check out excerpts from the conference at the link below.

On the same note, I was listening to NPR radio the other morning and they were interviewing director Shawn Levy about Darth Vader being in the film and how it was to work with Lucasfilm. He said that Vader had a "Handler" of sorts. Levy gave an example that he asked the Vader actor to hang his head and shaking it back and forth. The Lucasfilm representative / "handler" basically told Levy that Vader couldn't do that in the scene because it would be uncharacteristic of him. Interesting. (more)

Surrogates Trailer Up

A trailer for The Surrogates has went live. You can check it out above.

The Surrogates involves FBI agents (Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell) investigating the mysterious murder of a college student linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to purchase unflawed robotic versions of themselves –- fit, good looking remotely controlled machines that ultimately assume their life roles -– enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes. The murder spawns a quest for answers: In a world of masks, who’s real and who can you trust?

The movie is directed by Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, U-571) and stars Bruce Willis, Ned Vaughn, Radha Mitchell, Ving Rhames, and Rosamund Pike.

The Surrogates hits theaters on September 25th. (more)

Terminator Salvation Comic Book Apple Apps

You can go over to the Apple App store right now and download a digital comic book from IDW Publishing for the iPhone and iPod Touch that is tied to the Terminator Salvation movie. The five part series was written by Dara Naraghi (Lifelike) with art by Alan Robinson (Star Wars). Each episode costs 99 cents or you can get all five of them for $3.99.

In the new installment of the Terminator saga, John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

The movie was directed McG and stars Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood, Common, Jane Alexander, and Helena Bonham Carter. (more)

New Bloody Pic Of Michael Myers

MTV got their hands on a new clip of a bloodied Michael Myers from Rob Zombie's upcoming H2. Check it out above.

The film "picks up at the exact moment the first movie stopped and follow the aftermath of Michael Myers murderous rampage through the eyes of heroine Laurie Strode."

Directed by Rob Zombie, the movie stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Chase Wright Vanek, Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Ezra Buzzington, Brea Grant, Chris Hardwick, Matt Bush, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Bill Moseley, and Caroline Williams.

It slashes into theaters on August 28th. (more)

New Half-Blood Prince Poster

A new poster for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has hit the net. There's also a clip at the same link below. Honestly, I can't remember if I've posted that clip before or not, there's so many of them posted all the time.

In the David Yates directed sixth installment in the franchise, Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane's chocolates! And then there's Hermione, simmering with jealousy but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again. (more)

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Holy Shnikeys! V Trailer Hits Net!

OK, I know I quit posting about television shows to slim down what I cover, but oh man, oh man! I guess it technically could be covered as a movie since it's the pilot and will be probably 90 minutes or more longer, so there's my justification. Check out the trailer for the TV pilot for the upcoming V series. All I can say is wow. This looks really good. And it has Scott Wolf in it. How can it not be good?

An update of the classic 1984 miniseries, V tells the story of the world waking "up to find spaceships over every major city. The Visitors claim to have come in peace, bringing gifts of medical miracles and technological breakthroughs. They promise to do no harm. They're lying.

Most people believe the aliens have arrived just when we needed them most. We're eager to embrace their generous offers of help, but while tracking a terrorist cell, Homeland Security agent Erica Evans stumbles upon something far more sinister. Erica discovers that the aliens have plans to infiltrate our governments and businesses, planting seeds for their plot to control mankind. Convincing anyone of the truth will be impossible because the Visitors have two powerful weapons. First, they've given the people faith with their reassuring presence and gifts. Second, they've rallied our youth. Thousands of teens, including Erica's son, have been recruited as 'Peace Ambassadors' but they're actually serving as unwitting spies. When Erica gets thrust into the resistance movement, she'll have to balance her covert activities with her job and her role as a mother, fighting to protect her son Tyler - even as he joins forces with the enemy."

The series is executive produced by Scott Peters, (Emmy-nominated creator of The 4400), Steve Pearlman, and Jace Hall. It is produced by HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television and stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Lourdes Benedicto, Logan Huffman, Laura Vandervoort, Morena Baccarin, and Scott Wolf.

It's set to hit ABC this fall.

MGF Giveaway - Three Copies Of The Skull!

Movie Geek Feed is giving away three copies of the classic 1965 horror film The Skull, thanks to Legend Films.

The Skull is a chilling, supernatural tale of murder from beyond the grave. Based on a short story by Robert Bloch (Psycho), The Skull introduces us to Dr. Christopher Maitland, a collector of the occult. When he is given the opportunity to purchase one of the infamous Marquis de Sade, he leaps at the chance. What he doesn't know is that his friend, Matthew Phillips is the former owner of the skull - and quite happy to be rid of it. Possession of the Skull leads to a terrifying series of nightmarish events for Dr. Maitland as he tries to keep control of his life, and as the forces of unspeakable evil bear down upon him.

To win a copy, just answer this question:

The Skull features two veteran actors of the horror genre who went on to be in Star Wars movies. Name the two actors, what Star Wars movies they were in, and the characters they played in them. The first three people to respond to this at my e-mail - - will win a copy of The Skull on DVD. Bring it on!

Three Photos For District 9

Three photos have been released by Sony for the Peter Jackson-produced sci-fi movie District 9 that is directed by Neill Blomkamp.

The movie is based on Blomkamp's short film, Alive in Joburg, and "depicts a fictional world where extraterrestrials have become refugees in South Africa. Wikus (Sharlto Copley) is a Multi-National United agent who becomes infected by alien biotechnology. He must go on the run from the oppressive government into District 9, a internment camp where 'non-humans' have been forced to live since landing on Earth nearly 30 years ago."

District 9 comes out August 14th. (more)

New Blood: The Last Vampire Clip

Check out this 34 second clip from the upcoming Blood: The Last Vampire.

Blood: The Last Vampire "tells the story of a mysterious girl known as Saya (half-demon herself, and armed with just a samurai sword and a whole bunch of attitude), who is employed by a covert US government agency to eradicate a species of vampire-demons that is about to threaten mankind."

The film is directed by Chris Nahon (Kiss of the Dragon) and is scheduled to hit theaters this July. (more)

Let's All Welcome Transformer Sideways posted an image of Sideways from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. You can check it out above or click on the link for a high rez version.

In the second chapter of the Transformers saga, Sam Witwicky again joins with the Autobots against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons. The film is once again directed by Michael Bay and stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will crash into theaters on June 24th. (more)

Another Review Of Terminator Salvation

John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

If you can remember the first few minutes of the Terminator (#1) and you found yourself thinking, “Wow, that stuff going on in the future is really the movie I want to see,” then your time has finally come.

Terminator Salvation or, if you’re still confused, Terminator #4, finally takes the story into the future to depict the real meat and potatoes of John Conner’s epic battle with the Machines. The previous Terminator films have centered on the last ditch efforts of the Machines to travel back in time (Quite a trick… and one that is never fully explained, but never mind that.) to eliminate Connor, the leader of the supposedly victorious human resistance, before he can lead the fight against them.

After seeing the first Terminator movie, I distinctly remember wondering if they would ever get around to showing us what was happening in the future. Two sequels later, they still were only dealing with inferences about it and leaving me hungry for the other side of the story.

Teased with mere glimpses of the post apocalyptic (After “Judgment Day”) world, I could only imagine how cool the story of John Connor’s battle versus the Machines would be. Now I know. Terminator Salvation is a very entertaining film. It draws some of the best elements of the original film and fills in the blanks. It also opens the Terminator saga to a less pre-destined ultimate fate. The action is well paced, the effects are good, and the acting is as solid as a T-800’s skull. Bale makes a wonderful adult John Connor and his support cast falls right in line, especially Moon Bloodgood and Bryce Dallas Howard. Even though it’s a bit out of left field, the addition of tough guy Sam Worthington gives the film another dimension and another anti-hero for us to cheer on.

This is a very competent addition to the Terminator movie franchise, and I suspect it may leave many Terminator fans wanting more. It certainly did for me. (Review by Elbow Murderpants)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More Clash Of The Titans Set Pics

Crave Online has posted five cool set pics from the upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans. There's some pics of Sam Worthington as Perseus and even one of Pete Postlethwaite aboard a ship.

The film is being directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, My Bloody Valentine 3-D) and stars Worthington, Postlethwaite, Liam Neeson as Zeus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, Alexa Davalos as Andromeda, and Gemma Arterton as lo.

Clash of the Titans lands in theaters on March 26, 2010. (more)

First New Moon Teaser Poster & Breaking Dawn Movie Update

Summit Entertainment has released the teaser poster for the upcoming New Moon, which is the second installment in the Twilight saga. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 20th.

Also, Robert Pattinson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the series is in the works. He stated that he is committed to be in the film, but doesn't know when they will begin shooting because of his already full schedule.

In New Moon, "star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward return to find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire, and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy’s reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi." This time around, director Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass, About a Boy, Down to Earth, American Pie) is tackling the source material. (more)

MGF Parties With The Cyborgs Tonight At Midnight!

Come on out tonight at Midnight and join us for the first screening of Terminator Salvation at Six Flags Mall Cinemark (2815 E Division St)in Arlington. It's stadium seating AND it's only $5.25 a ticket! You can't beat that! You can go right here and reserve tickets now. We'll be hanging out with birthday King Everett, my soon-to-be 11 year old. By that time, he will be at least. Be sure to bring gifts, preferably wrapped (Haha!) We'll be handing out some free stuff. We're trying to get a hold of some of our promotional partners Terminator Salvation swag, but it may already be gone. If not, we've got some cool Star Trek stuff anyway. See you there!

EXCLUSIVE! Texas Frightmare Weekend - Interview With Wild Man Actor James Bargsley

We sat down with veteran actor James Bargsley from The Wild Man of the Navidad at Texas Frightmare Weekend a couple of weeks ago. We got a little background on the film and the character he plays in it. We also talked to him about some of his other roles he's played in such movies as Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and 2004's The Alamo. You can check the interview out above.

Based on the recently acquired journals of Texan Dale S. Rogers, this vintage horror tale debunks history books to tell the veracious, harrowing story of a rural Texas community whose residents were terrified for years by a mysterious creature inhabiting the nearby woods.

For more interviews, check out our YouTube Channel here.

Terminator Salvation Review

Destruction and practical annihilation is the scene where this action packed thriller takes the audience. California has received quite the makeover due to Skynet’s destruction of a once thriving earth. John Connor continues to battle the organization that so swiftly took from him what he dearly loved - his family. Skynet is up to their same ways and has developed a new form of terminator, the only one of its kind. The new prototypes name, Marcus Wright. At first appearance everything about Wright appears to be human. The question that Connor must face is what are the true intentions of this new machine from Skynet? While faced with this question, Connor is also forced to infiltrate the heart of Skynet. His mission is crucial to the survival of the resistance, and what is left of the planet.

This film is one that I have been anticipating since its very conception. I have always been a fan of the Terminator films. Each one had a different purpose. I did not want to watch the other Terminators before viewing this one. My logic behind this is simply because it just seemed to have a different feel than the previous films. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Director McG, has had previous success with being the leader behind two of the Charlie’s Angels films. However lets face it, there is no real comparison between the two. Christian Bale has yet to disappoint me, so I was fully confident there. Then you have rising stars Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin, which again, I was not sure what to expect from these two.

McG tells a decent story in this film overall. The problem is that the film seemed a bit jumbled together. There seemed to be more than one overall direction that McG was trying to take the story. Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin were what really impressed me. I certainly see large doors opening for these two actors in the very near future. In fact this is already being seen with Yelchin in his impressive role in Star Trek. You then look at Worthington who somehow even managed to do the impossible - steal the spotlight from prominent star Christian Bale.

Salvation’s crew did not disappoint on the special effects whatsoever. This made the action sequences all the more impressive. There was generally a difficult distinction between what was reality and what needed the assistance to make it reality. Action sequences in the film were very well conceived and executed. This portion of the film certainly exceeded my expectations.

I am not going to compare this film to the other three just because again, it seemed to be in a different league. It just didn’t have the same overall touch that you got from the previous films. I think the largest reason for this is due to the fact that the person we all want to see star in this film is doing other things, like governing California. Bale, Worthington, and Yelchin, do as good of a job as anyone can to try and compensate for this missing element. It even seems as if the torch is passed when one of these actors sports one of the most famous lines of the trilogy. No I won’t ruin it for you. One piece of advice - do not go into it with the same expectations you might have had for the trilogy. Bottom line, Salvation is worth seeing. (Review by William Wells)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs Graphic Novel Review

Before Buffy...before Blade...there was one name that was whispered in fear and awe among the undead...The Frog Brothers. Edgar and Alan Frog, the no-nonsense vampire slayers, are back with a vengeance in a mini-series that will bridge the gap between the original Lost Boys film and the sequel, Lost Boys 2: The Tribe.

Yeah, yeah. I know. I'm posting a review of a comic miniseries whose last issue was put out almost a year ago. Well, as usual I'm a little late to the party. It actually was just put out as a graphic novel with all four issues included together. Since I'm a huge fan of The Lost Boys and even liked Lost Boys: The Tribe, I figured it was time to pick it up and find out what happened between the two films, according to this little collection.

Pretty cool stuff. It really does connect the dots between the two movies. I'm sure there's plenty of things in here that will piss off the Lost Boys purists out there who absolutely detest the second film and think it never should have been made, but oh well. It was made. The comic has all your favorite characters from the first movie (including some you thought you would never hear from or see again) - Sam Emerson, Sam's dog Nanook, Grandpa, Edgar Frog, Alan Frog, and even Shane from Lost Boys: The Tribe.

It does hold some of the same humor as the first film and holds true to the fun vibe of both the films. The characters don't really resemble the actors that portrayed them in the films, so that was kind of hard to deal with. Sometimes, I got a little confused as to who was doing or saying what, but it didn't detract too badly from the story. I really don't want to go into the details and ruin anything, so I'll just leave that alone. The story was written by Hans Rodionoff who has written movies like Lost Boys: The Tribe, Marvel's Man-Thing, and The Skulls II. Other comics he's written are Lovecraft and Mnemovore.

Several artists contributed to the work in the series, including Joel Gomez (Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Witchblade), Don Ho (Black Panther, Black Lightning, Nightmare on Elm Street), Randy Mayor (Green Lantern, World of Warcraft, Superman / Batman) and Gabe Eltaeb (Push, Green Lantern, World of Warcraft). You can definitely tell that they have done other big projects, as this doesn't look amateurish. It's very well done. I was surprised it wasn't more gory or graphic (no pun intended). I was expecting it to be much bloodier. I would almost let my son read it, and he's 11.

Overall, if you don't mind people messing around the story continuation of classic movies you grew up with and didn't completely hate The Tribe film, I'd give Reign of Frogs a chance. It was entertaining and kept my attention. I actually read it in about one sitting. That's definitely saying something. I usually get through one issue of a comic and then move on to other things. Publisher: WildStorm Productions. (Review by Eric Shirey)

First Trailer For Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes Posted

Check out the trailer above for Warner Brothers' first trailer for Guy Ritchie's upcoming Sherlock Holmes film. I think it looks pretty entertaining. I love Robert Downey, Jr. and the action mixed with the creepy looking cult-centered plot only adds to my intrigue. It would be interesting if the plot is based around a weird cult, since that's pretty much what the last big screen adaptation of Holmes was about. Is there anyone out there who even remembers the underrated Steven Spielberg produced and Barry Levinson directed Young Sherlock Holmes?

In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters, Sherlock Holmes sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country. The movie is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, and Eddie Marsan. It hits theaters on Christmas Day. (more)

First Clip And Pic Of Carrey In Christmas Carol

It's going to take a whole lot more than this clip to convince me that this is the future of 3-D animation. I just don't think it looks realistic enough. I absolutely detested The Polar Express (animation, story, the whole boring mess) and never really did like what I saw of Beowulf either. It just looks too plastic and superficial. Apparently, I just don't get it. I'm not a Robert Zemeckis hater. I actually love most of the films he's done. The live-action ones - the Back to the Future movies, Cast Away, What Lies Beneath, Death Becomes Her, etc. So far, all his animated films just don't cut it in my book, though. Oh well.

Above, you can check out the first clip from the upcoming A Christmas Carol, which stars, Jim Carrey, Jim Carrey, Jim Carrey, and Jim Carrey. In the clip, Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) is visited by Marley's Ghost (Jim Carrey). IESB also has a high rez pic posted you can check out by clicking on the link. (more)