Androgynous vampires are making a comeback this year via the first adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's wildly successful Twilight series. The first movie hits screens on November 21st and its success is such a foregone conclusion that Twilight backers Summitt Entertainment are reportedly already prepping the sequel, New Moon.
Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen feminine vamps on the screen. Edward (Robert Pattinson) and the gang are just the new wave in a long line of wussy vampires. Today we take a look at the Top Ten Wussiest Vampires in movie history.
Earlier this month a trailer for Dragonball, the new live-action flick based on the popular Manga comic, emerged on the web and was roundly panned on assorted blogs and discussion boards (though it should be noted that Reelz.com user "rabidweasl" thought it was pretty B.A.). I confessed to utter befuddlement at the clip, a disparate collection of images featuring attractive young martial artists, a guy who looks like Pinhead, and Chow Yun Fat.
Today new footage labeled "Goku Makes a Discovery" popped up on Aceshowbiz.com, and it sadly brings me no closer to understanding just what the heck this Dragonball flick is supposed to be about. To be fair, the clip's brevity (barely 16 seconds long) doesn't necessarily help matters, nor does the fact that it's narrated entirely in Japanese.
Looks like it might be time to do some research. Check back in the coming weeks for our introductory guide to all things Dragonball. Posted 10.29.08 by reelz
Iron Man director Jon Favreau has seen parts of James Cameron's highly anticipated Avatar and tells Ain't It Cool News:
...he's really pushing the boundaries on motion capture, he's integrating live action with motion capture and CGI. It takes a painstaking and technical approach to that. And he really wants to make it a very visceral, emotional experience and he's ... he's a bit of a P.T. Barnum in the sense that he likes to put on a big show.
Read the full AICN interview. Posted 10.29.08 by reelz
With Twilight heartthrob Rob Robert Pattinson set to play painter Salvador Dali in the 2009 drama Little Ashes, will millions of young women soon be embracing the surreal life? Our best guess: Fish! Posted 10.29.08 by reelz
What does it take keep the ever-growing Pitt-Jolie clan fully operational? According to MSNBC, six nannies, a dinner table for 16, and "more than 20 Volkswagens." Math is not our strong suit, but even if that's one Beetle for Brad, one for Angelina, one each for their six children, one each for their six nannies, that still leaves at least six VWs unaccounted for. Or has Angelina actually mastered the art of being in more than four places at once? Judging by the way she seems to simultaneously pop up at awards banquets, sub-Saharan relief efforts, and Capitol Hill fact-finding sessions, we've long had our suspicions. Posted 10.29.08 by reelz
This is pure speculation, folks, but how else to explain this story from Extra TV, where Joaquin Phoenix announces to an Extra reporter that he's "not doing films anymore" and "working on his music," while being filmed by his own camera crew? It all went down at a star-studded benefit in San Francisco for Paul Newman's favorite summer camps for kids, with Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Warren Beatty, Danny Glover, Annette Bening, Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Bonnie Raitt and Sean Penn showing up in addition to Phoenix. No word on whether or not any of them brought film crews too, or what their future career plans are.
It was just over a year ago that Dimension Films first announced plans to remake Hellraiser, the 1987 horror hit which introduced movie audiences to an amiable chap named Pinhead. Since then, a prolonged writers' strike and turmoil at Dimension's parent, the Weinstein Company, have combined to repeatedly stall the project in that Hollywood wonderland known as "development hell."
Now it seems that the Hellraiser reboot may finally be moving forward. Our pals at Bloody-Disgusting report that producers are close to a deal with Frenchie director Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) to helm the new version, which was once slated to open in January of 2009. That ain't gonna happen, obviously. A Halloween '09 release, on the other hand, isn't out of the question.
Now that a director has been apparently nailed down (pun intended), we can commence Pinhead casting speculation. How 'bout Moby? He could use the work. Posted 10.29.08 by reelz
Empire magazine has exclusive first look at J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot:
Zachary Quinto as Spock on the bridge. Posted 10.29.08 by reelz
Chris Pine as Kirk (along with Sulu) in happier times.
Zoe Saldana holding court as Uhura.