Friday, March 18, 2005

Star Wars 3D

According to The Hollywood Reporter, George Lucas is planning on re-releasing his Star Wars series back into the theaters starting in 2007. This time however, the films will be presented in 3D. Now, I don't know about you, but I think this is getting ridiculous. I mean, the man has talent, why not work on some fresh new material? At what point do you say "been there, seen that"?

New Batman Begins Poster!

Man, it's a big weekend for new poster reveals! Here's the new one for Batman Begins, which opens June 17. This film looks like it rocks and I'm hoping it does.

Hellboy 2 News

The sequel to one of the best comic book adaptations ever is in process of being made. So far, Ron Perlman and Selma Blair have been confirmed to reprise their roles and Guillermo Del Toro is to direct again. Selma is also on board to star in Adrianne Barbeau's role in The Fog remake prior to Hellboy 2.

Grudge Unrated Box Art

Here's what to look for on the shelves come May 17th. The unrated Director's Cut features almost a full 7 minutes of horrifying goodness and it's supposed to make the film much better than the theatrical version.

Classics Being Remade

For anyone that's interested, here's a list of some old classics being remade in the near future.

Altered States, House of Wax
The Bad Seed, Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Black Christmas, It's Alive
The Blob, Pet Semetary
Bride of Frankenstein, Prom Night
The Changeling, Scanners
The Evil Dead, The Sentinel
The Fly, Suspiria
The Fog, The Thing
The Hills Have Eyes, When a Stranger Calls
The Wicker Man

Hollywood must really be running low on original horror if they're remaking movies that have already been remade! And come on, was Pet Semetary released so long ago that it needs a remake already?

CD of the Week: Hot Fuss by The Killers

I feel like I'm stuck in the Eighties for some reason lately with Transylvania 6-5000 being the Movie of the Week, and watching Pauly Shore is Dead and now this CD. Granted this disc came out in June of 2004, but i'll be damned if it doesn't sound like it was made in that decade of excess. Any one of the tracks sound as if they would fit in a John Hughes movie. The Killers do a good job of bringing that type of feel to their sound, almost like The Cure but more up beat. The disc is pretty solid in it's song construction and most songs are rather good. I chalk it up as another of those rare discs that you put in and let play while you're working on a project or just cleaning the house. I give the CD **** out of *****.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Horror/SciFi DVD Releases for 3/22

Finding Neverland
The Final Cut
Batman and Robin: Complete '49 Serial Collection
Blood Angels
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 1, Episodes 1-2
Godzilla 5 Pack
Godzilla 7 Pack
Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 1 (Animated)
Toxie's Triple Terror Volume 7
When Puppets and Dolls Attack

Who cares about Finding Neverland when you can watch When Puppets and Dolls Attack?!?

The Skeleton Key

Here's the creepy poster for Kate Hudson's new summertime scarefest called The Skeleton Key. It takes place in the Louisiana Bayou and it has voodoo, witchcraft and all kinds of spooky atmosphere. At least that's what I get from the trailer, which looks pretty good. You can check it out for yourself at the link.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Book of the Week: The Highwayman by R.A. Salvatore

Set in Salvatore's rich world of Corona years before the DemonWar series, this action yarn moves quickly and doesn't fail to entertain. Nobody can pen a fight scene like Salvatore. The tale centers around the creation of The Highwayman, a mysterious masked man who has his own form of justice. There is a good balance between the fighting scenes and the creation of the hero\anti-hero. You get the feeling at the end of the book that this is a startup book for a new series. Salvatore seems to have taken bits of Batman, Robin Hood and some of his own characters like Drizzt and Elbryan and stuck them all in a blender and came up with a new hero. I really enjoyed this book and hope for the story to continue. And if that wasn't enough, the hardback version comes with a new Drizzt short story, how can you beat that? The Highwayman gets **** out of *****.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Movie of the Week: Transylvania 6-5000

Man, this movie brings back some memories. Jeff Goldblum and Ed Begley, Jr. work great as a comic team in this laughfest from the eighties. The film is also a great comic vehicle for Geena Davis (in her best role ever, in my opinion), Michael Richards (Seinfeld's Kramer), Carol Kane, Jeffery Jones and an outstanding performance by Joseph Bolongna as the mad scientist. The laughs get bigger and bigger as the movie continues. The scene where Ed Begley asks the locals if they've seen Frankenstien is absolutely comic heaven. This was never a big hit so alot of people never heard of it, but take my word for it, if you have any sense of humor you will laugh, and laugh alot. I give it **** out of *****.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Tarantino Kills Jason Rumor!

Empire Online caught up with the Pulp Fiction director at the Empire Awards to get to the truth of the Friday the 13th rumors. Quentin was quoted saying,"It’s a complete lie. I like Jason and everything, but I’ve no intention of directing a movie! New Line talked to me about it, but it was a complete fabrication, that article. I would love to do a horror film. I’m just saying it’s not going to be Friday The 13th..." Well, I know that squashes alot of excitement about the film, but that's hollywood! Believe half of what you see and nothing of what you hear. All I know is those Phantasm rumors better not be lies too!

Sunday, March 13, 2005

DVD Review: Monsturd

Well, I promised it and here it is...The Monsturd review! Surprisingly good I must admit. It's a funny spoof on many a horror film. It looked like the actors may all be friends with each other and they really had a good time making it. The interaction between characters is hilarious, with alot of laughs coming from the dialogue and how the actors deliver it. I have to admit that I was expecting a nearly unwatchable piece, but I was pleasantly entertained. Kudos to the sound man because for a film with such a low budget, the sound comes out ok. The music really adds to the experience, and the final credit song is a masterpiece. I nearly pooped myself laughing at the two cops notifying the town not to use their toilets, it's truly a classic scene. The movie was paced surprisingly well, there really weren't any lags in the action. Like the tagline says-It's not just a movie, it's a movement! All in all, a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a toothache, lying on the couch, heating pad on my jaw, laughing at Monsturd. Do yourself a favor and check it out, preferably without the toothache. I give it a corn and peanut filled **** out of *****. Oh yeah, thanks to Netflix or I wouldn't have seen it...damn Blockbuster!