There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom! Where is my Earth-shattering kaboom?
Man, the news really does just get weirder and weirder, doesn’t it? First Brittany Murphy dies, then Dan O’Bannon dies, and now we’ve got Marvin the Martian making his way to the big screen! It was rumored dead for a while, but it just got better.
It’s currently slated for a Christmas 2011 release, so we’ll have a long time to wait on this one. But the wait may be worth it, as it’s being planned as being Marvin as a CG character in the midst of a company of live actors. And they’re planning to get the voice of Shrek himself, Mike Myers, to do the voice of Marvin.
Nothing’s solid yet, of course, as they’re just getting things around, but still–the idea that we could get a full-on Marvin the Martian movie this time two years from now is really a very good idea.
We’ll be keeping a weather eye on this one, so keep it here for the latest.
It’s extraordinarily difficult to write a review of a movie like The Fourth Kind because it’s not really a movie so much as it is an agenda.
Clearly, someone desperately wants us to believe that what we’re seeing is actually really really REALLY REAL, and won’t be satisfied until, my guess is, we start pestering our Congress critters for answers. I’m not sure. Because I’ve never left a movie so utterly confused, and I’ve seen David Croenenburg movies.
This one follows Dr. Abigail Emily Tyler, who is played by Milla Jovovich, who actually TELLS us that’s what she’ll be doing in the beginning of the movie. And we’ll be following her around as she conducts a sleep disorder study on the people of Nome, Alaska. Now, Nome is downright infamous for being hard to reach, but apparently it’s also got a serious missing persons problem, and it’s somehow become the FBI travel destination of choice, garnering over two thousand official visits when neighbor Anchorage, who has something like seventy times the population, rates only about three hundred visits in that same time frame.
Now, it’s hard to tell at first glance just how much of this is real and how much of it so utterly fake as to be a complete pantload, because the movie is trying so very desperately hard to convince us that EVERYTHING WE SEE IS HAPPENING FOR REALS, YO, by virtue of running split screen so often I thought I was watching 24. They’ll do two splits and three splits and four splits and four splits with rotating frames. It got to the point where I wondered, is this a movie or a Final Cut Pro demo? And they’ll run, almost ad nauseum, “real footage” alongside footage of the actors, to try and cement that belief.
I’ll freely admit that this is some creepy stuff–when that guy started levitating I got a little freaked out, and Abigail Tyler “herself” under hypnosis was a cold chill up my spine but do I believe this actually went down? No.
See, one great line from the movie that manages to describe the movie in its entirety is where one of the “patients” is muttering that he’s okay, and “Dr. Tyler” swings in with “Are you trying to convince me or yourself?” And that’s exactly what I thought of this movie. Yes, okay, you’re going to RELENTLESSLY show me this “real footage” and insist, as loudly and vociferously as possible that it’s real, and frankly, I kind of doubt it.
Folks, this has allegedly been going on since the year 2000. But somehow it took almost TEN YEARS for someone to exploit it? Come ON. We’re talking about a Hollywood scene so desperate that TWO GARFIELD MOVIES looked like a good idea but we’ve got allegedly actual footage of a woman shrieking that she’s god in SUMERIAN and NO ONE’S ran with that ball yet?
The Screenhead Ten Scale joins me in a dismissive back of hand “bah” to this creepy but horrendously disjointed fright fest and acknowledges that the idea is pretty scary but forces my suspension of disbelief engines to glow white hot and give off an ominous whining noise. Thus, it hands this incredulous horror romp a five out of ten for being creepy yet not even vaguely credible.
All “Halloween” fans are going to be glad to note that the upcoming movie, “H2”, promises to be as suspenseful as ever. Rob Zombie’s “H2″ will pick 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.
Cast for H2 includes Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Danielle Harris, Daniel Roebuck, Ezra Buzzington, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Jeffrey Daniel Phillips, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, and Howard Hesseman
The movie is scheduled for release on August 28, 2009.
The Weinstein Co has released a press release today stating that director Quentin Tarantino has begun principal photography on his WWII epic “Inglorious Bastards.” Furthermore, the press release mentioned Cloris Leachman as part of the cast. Of course, you already have notable actors such as Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, and Eli Roth in on this film.
Tarantino plans to complete production of Inglorious Bastards in time for release at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2009. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Two story lines… converge: One follows a group of prisoners-turned-soldiers whose mission is to take down a group of Nazis, and the other follows a young Jewish woman who seeks to avenge the death of her parents by this Nazi group.”
The film will be divided into five chapters (Kill Bill style):
-Chapter One: Once Upon a Time… Nazi Occupied France
-Chapter Two: Inglorious Bastards
-Chapter Three: German Night in Paris
-Chapter Four: Operation Kino
-Chapter Five: Revenge of the Giant Face
Myers is set to play British General Ed Fenech, a military mastermind joins in the launching a plot to wipe out Nazi leaders.
Myers is now in ranks with Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Simon Pegg, Natassja Kinski, David Krumholtz and B.J. Novak.
A fourth Austin Powers movie is being written by none other than Mike Myers himself. It will be homage to his father, according to Deadline Hollywood Daily, which reports that it will focus on series arch-villain Dr. Evil and his relationship with his son Scott Evil.
"It’s very personal with a father and son theme loosely based on his own life," an insider disclosed to the site.
Myers is co-penning the movie with Mike McCullers who previously worked with him on the two sequels that have been released so far.
MTV Movie Awards are not that far off — June 1st is the big day. And, big Hollywood names like Anne Hathaway, Jack Black, Robert Downy, Jr. Brendan Fraser and Jennifer Hudson will be presenting awards to the winners.
Mike Myers returns as the host of the awards show, which will honor nominees such as “Superbad,” “Juno,” “Enchanted,” “Transformers,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Knocked Up.”
Mike Myers will be plugging his “Love Guru” movie, which is opening soon, with an A-list of presenters plugging their summer films: “Sex and the City” (Hudson), “Get Smart” (Hathaway), “Tropic Thunder” (Downey), “Pineapple Express,” “The Happening” and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” (Frazer).
The nominees can easily be seen by renting the DVD and you can cast your vote at MTV Movie Awards Official Site, a great way to be part of an impractical awards program.