Like the “average” summer movie fare, Pixels has good stuff and bad stuff. Like most films that want to be profitable and seen as a “hit” in the eyes of the public, the question must that must be asked is “does the good stuff outweigh the bad stuff?” If you’re an eager pre-teen movie-goer, a parent of an eager pre-teen movie-goer, or a thirtysomething who really digs some deep-reaching retro references, then Pixelsis probably right up your alley. And if you don’t fall into one of those categories? Well, let’s just say that your princess might be in another castle.
I saw The Fifth Element during it’s opening week in the theater, and unlike the relatively small crowd who were also there in the cinema to watch, I got it! I read critical reaction and saw the box office returns. Words like “train wreck,” “flawed,” “overblown” and “misfire” were thrown around, but none of that sounded like the film I had watched and enjoyed from beginning to end. Was I crazy? It turns out I wasn’t so much because almost 20 years The FifthElement – like The Wizard of Oz,Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Blade Runner – it’s got more fans than detractors now. Time, as John Lennon once said wounds all heels. Does the same fate await Jupiter Ascending? I don’t want to speak too soon, but I would argue that it’s not as bad as everyone is letting on. (more…)
Word is out that ITV has ordered a six part crime drama set in 1827 London starring none other than Sean Bean in the lead role. The Frankenstein Chronicles will take us on a journey of investigation and horror as Inspector John Marlott, played by Bean, unravels the mystery of the strangely mutilated corpse that washes ashore.
There’s new production stills from director Thor Freudenthal‘s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on the Internet. There’s not been a lot of news about the sequel lately, eight out of ten people would most likely be surprised that a sequel was even being made. The trilogy was already planned though before the first movie even started production.
We should see the first trailer some time next week, it’s scheduled to run before screenings of The Host. Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the continuing story stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle, Sean Bean, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Robert Maillet and Zoe Aggeliki.
This time around we find Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continuing his “epic journey to fulfill his destiny,” and simply stay alive, as he teams up with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, the only thing that has the power to save the heroes home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood.
I’ll be checking it out if only to see Sean Bean (Zeus) in a role in which he cannot die at the end and Nathan Fillion as Hermes.
You can check out some of the action in the production stills below:
Actor Sean Bean has already made a solid name for himself in the realm of fantasy movies. Tackling two major franchises in the form of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones definitely provides you with some geek-cred. Now it looks like he’s ready to move to the sci-fi genre, as he’s just been confirmed as cast in the new Wachowski project, Jupiter Ascending.
If you haven’t heard of the flick, it revolves around a world where humans basically suck. We are at the bottom of the evolutionary scale as far as the rest of the universe in concerned. But one human lady attracts the ire of a jealous alien queen, who then sends an assassin to kill her. The inevitable cliché sets in at this point and the assassin falls in love with his prey.
Where Bean comes into the film is unknown, though rumors place him in the role of Stinger, your classic charming, handsome, roguish mercenary type. Who no doubt will die at the end…
Bean will be joining up with Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne. Jupiter Ascending is slotted to begin shooting sometime this year.
On Wednesday evening we got a chance to attend the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D premiere at the ArcLight in Hollywood, CA. The film is written/directed by Michael J. Bassett (Cinemax’s Strike Back), produced by Samuel Hadida (Resident Evil: Afterlife), and stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Adelaide Clemons (The Great Gatsby), Sean Bean (Missing), and Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas). The film is the sequel to Silent Hill, and is based on the groundbreaking video game franchise of the same name. The film synopsis states:
Heather Mason (Clemons) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.
At the red carpet event before the cast and crew screened the film, I got the opportunity to speak with Harington, Clemons, Hadida, and Bassett about the film. First up, I spoke to Kit Harington about what it was like to be in his first film following the success of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, which is also adapted from a previous work. Unlike Thrones, which is based on a best-selling book series by George R. R. Martin, I was curious what the experience was like to film a horror movie based off of a video game. Harington replied:
“I enjoyed them both, you know? I’m not used to working in this sort of industry, so to do anything is very exciting. I’ve always wanted to do a horror movie, so I really enjoyed doing this.”
After Harington finished talking to the press, he went over to the fans who had been waiting for hours just to see him. He then proceeded to take photos, and sign autographs. After I spoke with him, I got the opportunity to talk to the producer Samuel Hadida. Hadida was understandably very excited about the film, and had a lot to say about what fans could expect.
“Silent Hill is very influenced by Jacob’s Ladder.” Adding “We wanted to give you a more detailed version of Silent Hill. We wanted everybody who saw the first movie to be very excited to see their character back in the city of Silent Hill, and to fulfill their recollection of what happened six years later.”
After Hadida, I was lucky to get the chance to hear Adelaide Clemons thoughts on filming Silent Hill. When asked if she had previously done a horror movie, Clemons responded, “I have done several, but not one anyone would have ever seen.” She also thinks fans will find the plot of this film to be very interesting. One of the burning questions was whether or not she ever got scared filming the movie. Clemons said:
“Oh, yes, absolutely! As you will see, the monsters are really graphic, so you can’t help it.”
The last person I was able to talk to was the film’s writer/director Michael J. Bassett. Like Hadida, Bassett is a fan of the horror genre. When asked why he chose to direct the Silent Hill sequel, Bassett replied:
“I just like the horror movies. They’re the ones that I grew up with, you know? No matter what I do in any genre, I don’t know, maybe I’m just a creature kind of guy. If you’re going to make a movie, then make a movie you love.”
Bassett also talked about his upcoming project with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) titled, Da Vinci’s Demons. It’s a television series that tells the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci that is in the vein of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He has also just wrapped the Cinemax series, Strike Back.
I wan’t able to screen the film, but from the trailer the special effects look really great. Also, Hadida revealed that there will be more monsters, and action in this film than the first. Also more of Sean Bean! Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opened nationwide today (October 26th).
Movies based on video games have a history of, well, sucking. Silent Hill, however, was a step in the right direction for console-to-screen transitions. The effects were great and the monsters were frightening as fuck (nurses with testicle heads…). Now, the darkness is coming again, in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.
Let’s do a reboot they said. It will be fun they said.
You should know, SHR is not a continuation of the first one. Sure, both the aforementioned testicle head nurses and (also) Sean Bean are back (playing a different character), but this is different from the first movie. This is based off of Silent Hill 3 the video game, which is the sequel to Silent Hill 1 the video game, not the movie. The movie is an adaptation of Silent Hill 1, which doesn’t follow the video game at all (as decent as it was).. This one seems to follow Silent Hill 3 quite well, though.
In Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.
I for one, have been looking forward to this follow-up for a while. I mean come on, the King in the North’s face in three glorious dimensions?
Anyway, in anticipation of Silent Hill: Revelation, Open Road Films is giving away LIMITED EDITION (1) large and (2) small “Robbie the Rabbit” stuffed animals! Who doesn’t love a good scare from the infamous Robbie the rabbit?
Robbie the Rabbit is an anthropomorphic rabbit doll that has made appearances in many of the Silent Hill games. In some of his appearances, his mouth is covered with blood. For the most part, his appearance seems to serve little more than to provide an ambiguous level of unease to the player, due to the odd nature of his existence within the world of Silent Hill, his bright colors compared to the rust brown and dark red of everything else, and his recurring cameos. Most fans believe him to be sentient and believe that he is “watching” the player.
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One lucky winner will be randomly chosen on Friday 10/26/2012 . The rabbits will be mailed out -free of charge via standard delivery and should be to the lucky lil bastard or bastardette within 1-2 weeks.
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By the way, has it occurred to you that Firefly is 10 years old? How extremely depressing is that?
Director Michael J. Bassett and company released a clip from the upcoming Silent Hill: Revelation sequel just after Comic Con 2012 and thankfully we didn’t have to wait much longer to see the first trailer, it just hit the Internet.
The movie stars Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Kit Harington, MalcolmMcDowell, Carrie-Anne Moss and Radha Mitchell. For those not familiar with the Silent Hill video game or movie franchises here’s the latest movie’s synopsis:
Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.
Sean Bean plays Heather Mason’s father and as seen in the trailer is kidnapped as bait to bring Heather back to Silent Hill. This NerdBastard is hoping that Bean’s prior roles don’t foreshadow a tragic end in Silent Hill: Revelations, but this is a horror flick so who knows, if he doesn’t make it out of this film alive at least it should be a memorable, yet horribly gruesome death.
There are some nurses in the clip and the trailer that frankly, scare the crap out of this NerdBastard, I don’t even want to mention the monster made up of old baby doll parts . . . *shudder*.
Here’s the nurse clip mentioned earlier. Those nurses creep me the hell out.
Compilations, montages, supercuts. Whatever you want to call them, lately, they’re everywhere. I like calling ’em supercuts. It’s fun to say. Supercuts. Suuuppeeerrcuts. See?
Anyway, supercuts are videos comprised of only one thing from either movies, television, video games or cartoons repeated over and over and over again. There are Star Wars supercuts, My Little Pony supercuts, Game of Thrones supercuts, Quentin Tarantino supercuts, and even a supercut focusing on the “Spielberg Face.” Basically, if some savvy video editor starts to notice recurring cliches, lines, or even camera shots they’re going to edit ’em all together into one massive supercut.
Here we’ve got a superb collection of 25 supercuts spanning all kinds of things. Check ’em out and let us know which is your favorite! I know we haven’t included every excellent supercut so if you’ve got a favorite we missed share it in the comments below and help us make this an ultimate collection.
Every Single Fucking Dude from The Big Lebowski [TannerStraus]
He’s just, “the Dude,” y’know? What an enviable title, who wouldn’t want to be known by one and all as, “the Dude”? This style of supercut is pretty common, an edit of one word or phrase repeated again and again, but there’s something about hearing “Dude” continually repeated I find calming. It’s good for my zen.
Sean Bean was back in the news yesterday. Unlike the last time when Bean was in a bar brawl, this time he voluntarily appeared at the Holborn Central London police station for questioning concerning allegedly harassing his ex-wife Georgina Sutcliffe with abusive texts and phone calls.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said last night:
“I can confirm a man was arrested on suspicion of harassment yesterday and bailed until a later date.”
A photographer for the Mirror caught the above shot of Bean leaving the station after posting bail. Bean, 53, and Sutcliffe, 34, married in 2008 and were divorced two years later. She was the actor’s fourth wife. Bean’s rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Mirror.
This NerdBastard sincerely hopes that Bean is not going down the same path as Mel Gibson. In the days to come we’ll likely see some of the texts and phone call recordings if they exist. NerdBastards will keep you informed as this situation develops, hopefully Bean will release a statement later this week with his side of the story.