Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, starring Brandon Routh, is a new horror-comedy film based on one of the world’s most popular comics). Also starring in the movie is Sam Huntington, Anita Briem, Peter Stormare and Taye Diggs. Dylan Dog is the world famous private investigator specializing in affairs of the undead. His PI business card reads “No Pulse? No Problem.”
Armed with an edgy wit and carrying an arsenal of silver and wood-tipped bullets, Dylan must track down a dangerous artifact before a war ensues between his werewolf, vampire and zombie clients living undercover in the monster infested backstreets of New Orleans.
Screenhead held a giveaway for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s SWAT: Firefight by offering (1) copy of the DVD.
We picked our winner: Dave L. Congratulations Dave! Dave wrote, “I haven’t seen this…looks exciting. Thank you.”
The story is about an expert in anti-terrorism tactics is ordered to Detroit to train its S.W.A.T. team. But everything changes when a government assassin is determined to kill the entire S.W.A.T. team. SWAT: Firefight hit the streets today. The movie belongs in your DVD library.
I really enjoyed the first trailer of the movie, and this Russian trailer is so cool. We see so much of the other mutants. The reflection imagery is way cool. It’s unique way to introduce characters to newcomers to the X-men characters. The fact that the trailer shows the characters doing their mutant thing makes me want to see the movie even more.
James McAvoy has been a favorite of mine ever since the first Narnia film. He is such a talented actor; it’s no wonder that he is taking on the role of Charles (Professor X).
I must admit, I love the 60s look of the movie, so I am sold on this movie. Another cool thing about this franchise is that Marvel Studio is offering more of a in depth and realistic point of view of the X-Men for non-comic book readers like me.
I look forward to seeing movie when it opens this summer.
Critically acclaimed electronic duo The Chemical Brothers have teamed up with film director Joe Wright to score Wright’s boldly original adventure thriller Hanna, which stars Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett. The soundtrack is available exclusively through iTunes, in advance of the film’s April 8, 2011 nationwide theatrical release through Focus Features.
The electronic sounds are overbearing at times, but I love the vocal version of Hanna’s theme song with undertones of youth, life and energy.
As I write this up for the Hanna TV Spot, I am listening to the theme song for the movie called, appropriately, Hanna’s Theme. You can listen to the soundtrack here if you like. It’s from another world.
Directed by Joe Wright, the new spy thriller Hanna had its first TV spot released for the film that includes some talented actors: Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Olivia Williams, Tom Hollander, and Jason Flemyng.
The movie centers on a 16-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin and is now dispatched on a mission across Europe. She is tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
Here is the new one-sheet from the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. From what I hear on the Internet it is the first of five new posters set.
Directed by Rob Marshall (Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago), the movie also stars, Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane.
Depp is once again Captain Jack Sparrow in the Disney tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise and above all, Pirates! Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more.
Limitless is also offering the chance to win a Motorola Xoom in the ‘Limitless Possibilities’ game. Head over to www.wouldyoutakeit.com and play against your Facebook friends and global users in a test of skill as you use NZT to enhance your ability to predict global market trends. All users that make over 200,000 in the game will be entered to win one of 3 Motorola Xoom Tablets!
To enter Screenhead’s Limitless Giveaway, post your name and we will pick the winner March 25, 2011.
Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures is out on DVD. These cartoons are my favorite for any afternoon break as they were when I was a youngster. What is really cool is that Warner Bros. has released a whole new collection of Tom and Jerry shorts, a total of 14 short films.
I embedded my favorite below. Every single time I watch these two characters, I wonder why they don’t produce cartoons like these anymore.
“Now son, you understand why dogs hate cats.”
The cat and mouse are at it again, hilariously, as a perturbed pussycat and a mischievous mouse. I totally enjoyed watch the comedic mayhem with my daughter. It’s literally a menagerie of 14 fur-flying dust-ups.
The tussling twosome takes a trip through time (Guided Mouse-ille), to Europe (Neapolitan Mouse) and into space (O-Solar-Meow).
And it’s two against one when Tom’s scaredy-cat cousin George comes to town in Timid Tabby. But Jerry comes out on top time and again in Pet Peeve, That’s My Mommy and Robin Hoodwinked. This collection’s classic cartoons starring your family’s longstanding favorite cat and mouse duo again prove that as their rivalry is never-ending, so are the joy and the laughs they spark!
If you are interested, you can get your very own DVD.
The day of celebrating Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day, hits pubs around the world this week (March 17th to be exact). Cinematic representations of the Emerald Isle range dramatically, from the desperately twee (The Quiet Man, Leap Year), to the noble yet gritty (The General, Once). But there’s more to Ireland than just films about the country. One of the many tricks of film-making is portraying a place without having to film in it. This is especially common with films based in mythical lands or in busy cities. Lately Ireland has become incredibly attractive for large-scale productions due to its apt facilities and tempting tax breaks. So to honour the day of getting notoriously drunk, here’s a list of famous films that you didn’t know were filmed in Ireland.
Saving Private Ryan
Steven Spielberg’s award-winning epic story needs no introduction. Set in WWII France, it commences with one of the most memorable sequences in cinema’s history: the invasion of US forces on Omaha Beach (watch it here). The sequence, shot in a handheld style, is brutal, exposing the audience to the horrors of surrounding enemies with bullets flying everywhere. For 30 minutes it takes us deep into the battle and the harrowing world of soldiers under fire.
The entire sequence was filmed in Ireland. For two months Ballinesker Beach in County Wexford was occupied by hundreds of cast and crew. Amongst the 2500 extras (many provided by the Irish Defence Force) were real amputees were hired to realistically portray the loss of limbs from explosions.
The Princess Bride
A cult classic that probably has more fans now that when it came out in cinemas, the Princess Bride marked the peak of 80’s fantasy films. In the film a faithful farmhand strives to rescue the virtuous Princess Buttercup. Rob Reiner’s US studio production was filmed in the UK and Ireland due to the extensive and lush green expanses of both nations. One of the film’s most exciting scenes takes place on top of the Cliffs of Insanity, where the masked man (the farmhand in disguise), fights a bunch of bandits to rescue Buttercup. The Cliffs of Insanity actually exist, but are known as Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher, situated in County Clare in the west of the country. The 700 foot-high, 8 kilometre wide cliffs are one of Ireland’s primary tourist attractions, and are vying for one of the Seven New Wonders of Nature. The Princess Bride also supposedly filmed in the nearby Burren, a barren 250 km-squared stone expanse.
Braveheart Another Oscar-Winner, Mel Gibson directed and acted in this story of Scotland’s conflict with their oppressors England. The film was noted for its savage battle scenes and for William Wallace’s (Gibson) cries for “freedom”, and also it’s fabrications of real events. And it’s not just the film that was rife with inaccuracies, but also its locations. While some of the earlier scenes were filmed in Scotland and northern England, it was Ireland where most of the film’s outdoor locations were filmed.
The Battle of Stirling Bridge (where Wallace makes his big pre-battle speech) was filmed in the vast Curragh Plains in County Kildare. Hundreds of members of the Irish Army Reserve were used for the sequence, and they doubled up to portray both sides as they rush to clash. See a clip here.Many of the battles scenes of King Arthur also used this location.
The Curragh Plains wasn’t the only Irish location Gibson filmed on. Trim Castle was used for the York Castle, which Wallace storms early in the film, as well as for the King of England’s courtyard. Close to Trim lies the ruins of Bective Abbey, where several scenes set in the King’s castle were shot. Westminister Abbey was recreated in Dunsaney Castle. And the castle grounds of Robert the Bruce, where Wallace is betrayed and ambushed, were filmed in county Dublin’s private Dunsoghly Castle. READ ON »
Screenhead is currently promoting Tom Shadyac’s upcoming documentary, I AM, and we have a great prize pack available for a giveaway to familiarize you with Shadyac past movies, so you know that this guy can direct! We are calling the giveaway “I AM Prize Pack”.
The prize pack consists of various Tom Shadyac films on DVD, all signed by Mr. Shadyac himself!
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Now, I am sure you are familiar with Tom Shadyac. His new movie is described as “a prismatic and probing exploration of our world, what’s wrong with it, and what we can do to make it better,” I AM recounts what happened to Tom after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged a changed man.
Written and directed by Shadyac and armed with nothing but his innate curiosity and a camera crew, Shadyac embarks upon a journey to discover how he as an individual, and we as a race, can improve the way we live.
Appearing on-screen as character, commentator, guide, and even, at times, guinea pig, Shadyac meets with a variety of thinkers and doers–remarkable men and women from the worlds of science, philosophy, and faith–including such luminaries as David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch.
An irrepressible Everyman who asks many questions but offers no easy answers, he takes the audience to places it has never been before, and presents even familiar phenomena in completely new and different ways.
I am happy to sponsor this giveaway because movies like I AM will wake up people from their apathetic stupor.
To enter the giveaway, post your name and Screenhead will pick the winner March 27, 2011.