Friday, May 30, 2008

Some news...

Hey guys! Here are a few pieces of news from this afternoon...

- Robert Rodriguez has a children's film coming down the pipeline...Thanks to Yahoo! for this piece of info...

TV stars Jon Cryer and James Spader are returning to the big screen, signing up to star in Robert Rodriguez’s “Shorts,” a family adventure movie that also stars William H. Macy and Leslie Mann. Rodriguez, who also wrote the screenplay, is serving as his own director of photography, editor and visual effects supervisor. The Warner Bros. project is shooting on location in Rodriguez’s Austin hometown.

“Shorts” is set in fictional Black Falls, a suburb where everyone works for Black Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries Inc., whose communication gadget is sweeping the country. A youngster (Jimmy Bennett) discovers a rainbow-colored rock that grants wishes to anyone who holds it. First it causes havoc among the kid population, but things get turned up several notches when adults get their hands on it.



I love Rodriguez, but let's just hope this isn't Spy Kids...

- Elizabeth Burkley has joined the cast of S. Darko...

- There are two new posters out today....one is a new Hellboy poster, and the second is from an indie flick called Fight Night, about a female fighter and her friend and a scheme they put together...check 'em out...




Hellboy still looks great, and I think Fight Night could be interesting...gotta love badass chicks...

- Michael Bay will produce a film based on the game, Ouija Board...really Mikey???

Okay, now here is what I really want to talk about...Focus Features and all of their brilliance just released the first trailer from the Coehn Brother's upcoming film, Burn After Reading...all I am going to say is that I really think the Coehn's make some of the best American films out, and this is no different. This trailer is exactly why I think we will definitley be talking about this flick come Oscar time...Themovieblog.com said it best...this will be to No Country for Old Men, what The Big Lebowski was to Fargo...Check it out!



Alright...continuing on...I just got done watching Schizopolis, and I must say...what a funny ass movie. It's from Steven Soderbergh (master director...only he can do movies like Bubble and then go do Oceans 11, 12, and 13), and it also stars him. This is really available in most rental stores, as it's a Criterion Edition...but if you ever get a chance, check it out. It's a little indie precious, or overly quircky, but it is balanced out really well, and isn't over the top with it's quirck like say a Juno was. It's a story about Fletcher Munson (Soderbergh) who is a worker for a company called Eventualism, which is like a neo Scientology group. It's really just about his life, and there's not much of a story beyond that. It's a really bizzare film, but it's a great movie, and really hilarious comedy. It's right up there in the top tier of Soderbergh's canon.

I'm just starting to get through There Will Be Blood for probably the 600th time, and I must say...out of all of the amazing parts of that movie, that god damn score is beyond words. I have not heard a harsher, more emotionally influencial score in a long time. It's like the Shining's score...harsh strings, extremely moody, and fucking perfect. Really, check TWBB out right now, if only for the score, and you will get to see the best film I have seen in years.

Question time!

If the Oscars were today, what would be your Best Picture??


Alright, change in plans. I will have a review of The Strangers tomorow, as well as a brief discussion of a documentary called My Kid Could Paint That.

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