16 May 2009

News/Rumors Summary

The biggest and most famous film festival in the world started last week at Cannes. Watch 30 minutes of the opening ceremony, and scroll to the 15:38 mark to see montage of the scenes from number of films that will be presented at the festival, including a short scene with Heath Ledger from his last film, that he didn't finish, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, directed by Terry Gilliam.
Go ahead and visit movie's fan website, that following very closely after any development and posting every photo they can lay their hands on.

Speaking of Gilliam, after first unsuccessful attempt he is trying again to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, sort of free interpretation of the famous book by Cervantes. Johnny Depp was suppose to star originally, but right now nothing is known for sure.


Official concept posters for The Expendables are revealed. For a movie directed by Stallone the publicity it gets is not bad at all. I hope this star packed action film will justify all the buzz in the end.


Another day, another biopic. This time it should be very interesting, since it will be directed by Martin Scorsese. Yes it's time for Frank Sinatra's biopic, one of the biggest stars in last century is getting his life story on film. The script was approved by everyone, including Sinatra's family, and as suitable for such level, Universal Pictures are looking for A-list actor to play the role. And already there is a battle, after all we are talking about lots of prestige and many possible Oscars on stake.
Scorsese wants DiCaprio and studio wants Depp. Who is going to prevail in this juicy story we will know later. Since there is no actual singing involved, both have good chances, but my bet is on Depp right now. To be continued...
Meanwhile, a teaser poster from the Scorsese's upcoming Shutter Island was displayed at Cannes.


Some new photos from the Inglourious Basterds. The huge retro movie posters on the wall are fake. Diane Kruger (on the second photo with a cigarette) playing German actress and this is posters for, supposedly, her movies. Looks very cool anyway.


Personally, any activity in which Megan Fox keeps her mouth open is fine by me, but the girl just can't shut up. Recently the young starlet blamed Hollywood for being superficial (duh!), because studio bosses refuse to give her play more serious roles, since she is so sexy and beautiful and all. She also ridiculed Scarlet Johanson for constantly having to prove to the world she is not just a stupid bimbo, and Megan doesn't approve that. In her opinion a young woman, like herself, doesn't need to do that to let people know she is smart, and she never would (rolling eyes).
Then she revealed her opinion about boys, saying she would never date some young and pretty boy model like Zack Efron or Robert Pattison, because they are "waste of time". She actually prefer mature men in their 30th, because they are intellectually more suitable for her and she can have a real conversation with them.
And if that wasn't enough to boost the libido of any 30 something guy, she also reveals couple of things about her sexuality:
I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl. Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands.
I would strangle ten mountain oxes, a tiger and an elephant (why not) just to be there when her dream comes true. No response from Olivia Wilde so far, but I think Olivia's husband - some Italian aristocrat douchebag from rich family, already trying to convince her how great this idea is.
Anyway, she also talks movies, telling something about her next "serious" film Jennifer's Body.
I play the captain of the flag team and I get improperly sacrificed by this rock band, who are trying to obtain a record deal - so they sell their soul to Satan. They need to sacrifice a virgin. I’m not a virgin, so what happens is I get taken over by a demon and, in order to stay alive in this sort of undead period, I have to eat flesh, so I eat boys. So it’s me eating them and having this bizarre pseudo-lesbian relationship with my best friend. It’s all very manipulative and is basically how frightening young girls can be - they’re completely terrifying.
Fuck yeah! Where do I sign to get eaten by Megan Fox?


Last year I saw an average and mostly terrible paranormal military horror Outpost with, recently very popular, Nazi theme. According to the film Nazis were experimenting with quantum mechanics back in the WWII, trying to build a machine that will work on the basics of unified field theory and will help them to create super-soldiers. While it sounds nice and cool, the film was lousy and boring. And now the production company that was responsible for that abomination, Black Camel Pictures, announced the sequel, backing it up with nice looking poster and promises for "more action and even more fights and frights". Well, it can't be worse than the first one.


Two awesome posters for horror movie Humpty Dumpty (2010). Visit official MySpace page for more stuff.


One of more original and clever films that I saw recently Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is getting a sequel. This is great news and I am looking forward to it. (Source).


And finally, season finale of Lost aired last week, and I have to say it was quite weak. All these love triangles, unnecessary whiny and touchy sentimentality, spontaneous and self contradicting decisions, and nonsensical storyline was complete opposite to the whole season. And I don't need to mention the ridiculous action scenes with all the shooting. But more important thing, where the hell were all the surprises and cliff hangers that the writers promised us? I guessed what's in the big box the moment I saw it.
Some new revelations about the island were fine, like the ongoing battle between the smoke monster and Jacob with all that ancient Egyptian theology and symbolics. Now the previous seasons are more understandable, as it was two forces on the island, not one.
So while the mystery of island is getting clearer, the relationships between the characters are getting dumber. All this Kate/Sawyer/Jack kindergarten is really getting on my nerves.

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