Saturday, 12 July 2014

Talking Boyhood, Transformers and How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Referenced in a book on Found Footage Horror

Yesterday I discovered that an article of mine has been referenced in the book Found Footage Horror Films by Alex Heller-Nicholas . I bought this book last week as it sounds perfect for my PHD thesis and when I was looking through the bibliography, much to my surprise I saw this!

You can read the article here entitled Zero Day and Cloverfield: Shooting America's Scars here:

I Declare War DVD Quote

A quote from my review of I Declare War for Starburst Magazine has found its way onto the back cover of the DVD for the film. It's on shelves now at HMV (and other retailers as well I'm sure) so go check it out!

My full review of I Declare War is at Starburst Magazine here.

The quote is 'Call of Duty has nothing on the power of these kids' imaginations'.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Game of Thrones 80s VHS Intro

This video is too good not too share. Imagine if Game of Thrones had been made in the 80s. After a trip to the rental store, you open the box, pull out your clunky VHS tape and slot it into the machine. It's not been rewound of course from when the last person rented it, so after rewinding it yourself, you hit play.

Quite simply, I'd still watch the shit out of this!

Hunger Games Teaser: President Snow's Panem Address

Poor Peeta. Check out Josh Hutcherson in this teaser video for the third Hunger Games movie Mockingjay Part 1. He is brainwashed like so many of the citizens of Panem and is now President Snow's mascot.

Poor old Peeta is about to become a propaganda tool in the fight against the rebellion that will rise with Katniss Everdeen at the centre. This also means that we'll actually get more of a chance to see Katniss getting cosy with Gale as Peeta is going to be far too busy standing still and staring into space at Snow's side.

The third book is probably the weakest of the book series and the decision to split it into two films is perhaps unwise but with marketing like this, we'll just have to wait and see. No matter what, it will be good to see Katniss out of the arena and into a real war, and this will also be the final chance to witness Philip Seymour Hoffman's majesty on screen.

Does anyone else get a creepy Michael Jackson/Jimmy Saville-like vibe from the President in this video?

Panem forever baby...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

FURY Trailer brings out the big guns

The new film from director David Ayer gets a fantastic looking new trailer featuring its impressive cast battling through World War 2 in a tank. Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal will be packing that war machine with so much testosterone, you'll be able to smell the sweaty balls dripping off the screen.

This is the director of End of Watch, one of my top 3 films of 2012 as well as the guy who wrote Training Day. His last film, Sabotage, may have been a bit of a misstep but at least it gave Arnie a bit of a darker character for his post-Governor career.

World War 2 are often action packed and though The Monuments Men was a recent star packed disappointment, Fury looks like a gritter, dirtier and far more exciting ride that George Clooney's film. Logan Lerman is the only one of the major players who I'm not thrilled to see in this. No offence to Lerman who I'm sure is great but when he comes toe to toe with Pitt, Pena, Bernthal and LaBeouf, he's bound to struggle. What a cast and what a trailer! Can't wait for Fury to be unleashed in November.

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Trailer: More Shredder, Splinter and Skrillex?

Well at least they are still mutants and not some alien race because as Megan Fox's character says... that would be stupid. The latest trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles offers much more footage from the film ranging from the Turtles in action to a Splinter/Shredder showdown and even Will Arnett (yay!) getting a couple of lines.

It's got the usual vibe of a big bloated Michael Bay film even if he is only the producer. Shredder seems to have been turned into a Transformer and to add to the 'hey kids we're still cool and relevant' factor, a Skrillex tune has been drafted in to make the trailer more fun and energetic.

I'm still upset with many things about this but they are petty grievances that should not ruin the movie if it is fast paced, funny and action packed (which this trailer is). Splinter is my biggest worry as though we have no good glimpse of him yet, I don't like what I am able to see. I'm also gutted that April isn't a redhead but then again, how important is hair colour really? The Turtles look quite cool on occasion, but I have the nagging suspicion that the film is just going to be crammed far too full of CGI enhanced action sequences that will ruin some of them.

Anyway, I have written a full preview of the film for Starburst Magazine which should be in the August issue 403 along with a new short story I have written called The Nurse and the Butcher.

Here's the trailer:

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Walking On Sunshine - Worst film ever?

This looks absolutely bloody awful and oh joy of joys, I'm going to have sit through it tonight! Yaaaaay! Then I'll probably get a good old double whammy of awfulness by catching England get their asses handed to them in another World Cup game. Sounds like a fun evening!

Does anyone want to see these songs murdered?

Who thought this movie was a good idea in the first place?

I want names... and addresses...

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The Inbetweeners 2 Official Trailer - Not as good as the teaser

G'day mate. Put a couple of shrimps on the barbie and all that. The Inbetweeners are back and looking as dumb and dumber as ever. In this sequel, Will Neil and the boring one are heading to Australia for a gap year to catch up with Jay and see what kind of porkers he's been telling about his time spent there.

It's got all the usual gags about gaps, boobs and bush but I don't think I saw any dancing from the four main characters unfortunately. Still, there promises to be plenty of sun and silliness in this sequel. Here is the trailer: