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Sometimes the best moments that happen in movies are the spontaneous, unplanned stuff. Some of them have gone down in cinematic history, and they happened completely by accident, as can be seen by this rather amazing video compilation of the 25 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Film.
Director Wes Anderson has claimed that his next film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, will be a star studded affair. Well, he’s certainly got off on the right foot as Johnny Depp has been confirmed as the first actor to join the project. As for the plot, well I’m guessing it’s about a hotel. In Budapest. And it’s kind of grand.
The review embargo on The Dark Knight Rises has been lifted, and the early buzz seems to be a combination of OMFG! and HOLY OSCAR NOMINATIONS, BATMAN!
A tragic story that got overshadowed a bit by all the geekery of Comic-Con, Sage Stallone, upcoming filmmaker and son of action legend Sylvester Stallone, was found dead at his house in Los Angeles. The cause of death has not yet been revealed, but no foul play is currently suspected.
21 Jump Street producer Neal Moritz is looking to develop a modern retelling of classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. And if you’re thinking that you’re already all fairy taled out, then hold on to your glass slippers, as this one will see a modern man accidentally awakening the sleeping princess, and then being unable to get rid of her as she becomes smitten with him. True love: it starts with stalking.
A teaser poster for Edgar Wright’s pub-hopping finale for his Blood and Ice Cream trilogy, At World’s End, has been released. It doesn’t give away much story details, but does list the names of all the pubs that will be visited by regular Wright collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
Do you like attractive ladies? How about attractive ladies dressed up like those dirty geeky fantasies that you’re afraid to admit to people that you actually have? Well then you’re in luck, as EW has posted a massive gallery of the best female cosplayers of Comic-Con 2012.
You know how I mentioned earlier that The Dark Knight Rises is getting crazy praise all over the place? Well, it turns out that not everybody is as enamoured with Chris Nolan’s Bat opus, and honestly I have no problem with this. After all, opinions are like assholes – everybody’s got one. What irks me though, is when I hear stories of how Marshall Fine, the first critic to post a negative review of the film on Rotten Tomatoes, is now receiving death threats from so-called upset fans.
Step Up Revolution is just around the corner, and this time the dancers will be taking to the street in protest of the current financ-Oh why am I even bothering? Let’s face it: Dance movies are ridiculous. And honestly, if you’re watching them hoping for anything other than just crazy dance choreography, you’ll soon find your expectations getting served (I have no idea what that actually means, but I threw it in there just to be cool). If wanting to see somebody move like their bones are made out of licorice is your thing though, then check out the first 3 minutes of the new movie.
Fringe, one the best sci-fi series (and one my personal favouriter) of the last few years will be drawing to close soon in it’s final season. But what if that was not the end? How about a Fringe movie? According to some teases from star John Noble at Comic-Con, this may just be a possibility.
“If this season goes off as we think it will, I would think a film is very possible down the track.”
And now I need to clean my shorts again.
Some might call it sexist, but quite often if you want to get your cosplaying noticed you need to be wearing nothing but a wisp of cloth and possess a gigantic chest (See the ladies above). Which is clearly something this male Prometheus engineer cosplayer took to heart at Comic-Con. And no, that’s not CGI or prosthetics, he’s just a ridiculously impressive specimen. In sneakers.
You can learn a lot of important life lessons from movies. Which is why writer/blogge Erin La Rosa has put together this great list of 3 Films That Virgins Should Be Forced To Watch. And no, none of them are pornos. I’m pretty sure that virgins don’t need to be forced to watch those.
Joss Whedon is a god. This is a fact. And who better to learn from than a god? This is why Screen Writing U has posted Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips. (Pro tip for Screen Writing U though: It’s Joss not Josh)
It’s almost an unwritten rule that film adaptations of videogames are utter bollocks. One film, that thankfully bucked that trend was Silent Hill which, I’m not afraid to say, had my reaching for my blankie. There’s a sequel to the film, Silent Hill: Revelation, being released in just 3 months’ time, and somehow we are yet to see a single trailer. Based on how well the original was received, I would have thought that they would be marketing this to hell and back (See what I did there?), especially since all the original cast would be returning (Well, except for those that were disembowled or burnt at the stake or endured some such fate).
However a first clip has appeared online courtesy of Comic-Con, and while it really doesn’t give us enough to gauge the overall quality of the film, at least we know it still looks as creepy as its predecessor.
Last Updated: July 17, 2012