John Travolta is in Paris, making a new movie about love. It's called From Paris with Love. So how come when we look at this photo of Travolta on set all we can think of is professional wrestling? Posted 11.11.08 by reelz
The Resident Evil pix that've hit theaters the last couple years have dissapointed many fans of the original game series. The movies, staring Milla Jovovich, did not deliver what fans wanted and ultimately felt like generic sci-fi/zombie films with parts of the series tacked on. Now it looks like Capcom and Sony Home Entertainment understand what the fans want and are releasing a new entry into the Resident Evil story in the form of a new CG movie Resident Evil: Degeneration.
Bringing back some beloved characters from the series -- Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy -- the filmakers are taking the series back to its roots. The result is a straight-to-DVD flick that plays out closer to an extended in-game cutscene rather than a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster. It even retains the campy (and often downright bad) dialogue that the games are partially known for, and unlike the previous films, the story of Degeneration will be canon to the original story arc. It looks corny and the voice acting is laughable at times, but that is what makes it feel like a true Resident Evil.
A peak at the first 8 minutes of the film can be seen here and Degeneration will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Dec 30, 2008. Posted 11.11.08 by reelz
According to the on-line movie ticket seller Fandango, Twilight is already accounting for nearly two-thirds of ticket sales, and more than 100 shows have sold out for the movie's Nov. 21 premiere. The James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, meanwhile, is accounting for only 6%, even though the movie makes its US premiere in just a few days. And Bond is no slacker either, easily breaking the record set by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with an estimated $36 million in weekend overseas sales despite playing in only three markets.
Bond may yet win the US box office battle, but Twilight's early edge in online ticket sales surely has even the steel-nerved spy a bit shaken and stirred. It's not just that the total sales that are revealing here. It is a possible change in movie audience demographics as well, given that 95% of advance Twilight buyers are female, and 58% are under 25. Posted 11.11.08 by reelz
Who are Bella and Edward? If you're the parent of a middle or high schooler and don't know, chances are good you're about to find out. In less than two weeks, Stephenie Meyer's best-selling young-adult vampire saga Twilight comes to the big screen. And all signs point to a huge box-office success.
But is Twilight something you want your kid to see? To help you make an informed decision, we talked to a group of mothers who are well-versed in the Twilight books and have been tracking the movie's development. We've summarized their helpful insight in 10 Things Parents Should Know About Twilight. Posted 11.11.08 by reelz
Don't underestimate the attraction of Twilight.
They only expected 300 to 500 fans to show up at a small Hot Topic store in a San Francisco mall where Twilight star Robert Pattinson would be doing a signing. So the lone security guard on hand was caught totally by surprise by the more than 3,000 who actually turned up. And then things really started to spin out of control, as disputes over who would get in culminated in a melee that left at least one girl bloody and others trampled. The San Francisco signing was cancelled, but the Hot Topic tour is scheduled to continue with cast appearances throughout the week, and a similar event in Seattle went off without a hitch.
TMZ has video of the crowd, and KCBS has an audio report with first hand accounts from the scene. Posted 11.10.08 by reelz
For cinephiles who haven't been hammered by the credit crunch, this year's holiday season could very well be the perfect time to upgrade the ol' home theater to high-def. With electronics manufacturers and retailers both feeling the pinch, consumers can expect deep discounts on a variety of Blu- ray players.
If you do decide to make the leap to Blu-ray, there's no better way to experience its all-around awesomeness than with a computer-animated flick. Because they aren't shot on film and thus never leave the digital realm, animated films can be transferred to Blu-ray with virtually no loss of quality.
The summer hit Kung Fu Panda arrived on Blu-ray yesterday, eschewing Hollywood's traditional Tuesday release schedule. Pick it up and experience what might have been the best animated flick of 2008, were it not for Wall-E and all of its "brilliance" and "poignancy." Whatever. Posted 11.10.08 by reelz
Rarely is it considered a good thing when a studio changes the release date for a high-profile project. Such moves are typically spurred by on-set turmoil, legal problems, re-shoots, or the various other issues that often conspire to sink a big-budget production.
In the case of Dragonball, though, today's announcement from 20th Century Fox indeed comes as welcome news. Fox's fellow News Corp. subsidiary IGN reports that the release date for James Wong's live-action adaptation of the popular manga series has been moved to Wednesday, April 8, 2009 -- two days earlier than originally planned.
Initially set to debut in August of 2008, Dragonball has been pushed back several times since it was first greenlighted by Fox. It will make its world premiere in Japan on March 13, 2009. Posted 11.10.08 by reelz
US Weekly is reporting that President-elect Barack Obama is planning to read the Twilight series with his youngest daughter Malia. According to the magazine, he and his ten-year-old daughter often bond over "addictive book series." Now that they have finished all the Harry Potter books, this is next on their list. Speculation about a presidential screening of Twilight at the White House is inevitable.
And this isn't Obama's first encounter with vampires either. The short, online-only musical Barackula had a young Obama fighting off literally bloodsucking lawyers with otherworldly optimism. Posted 11.10.08 by reelz