Posts Tagged ‘ Movies ’

Please God, NO.

No. Just, no. DO NOT DO IT! #$^%^&%^$&^%^#%^$%#$%^#$%^&! Of all the movies that really should not be remade, this one probably tops the list. There is absolutely no way they can do it justice. 

i09 is reporting that MTV is remaking Rocky Horror.

With the civilized world’s eyes turned to Comic-Con, there was nobody alert enough to protest the news about scifi sex extravaganza Rocky Horror Picture Show yesterday. Yes, it’s being remade. I know that already sounds hurty, but it gets worse: MTV is remaking it. The very same MTV that brings you movies like Aeon Flux. This remake, which will possibly open as early as Halloween next year, will be based on the original script but include new songs. But the fact is that Rocky Horror Picture Show doesn’t need to be remade — it’s already its own remake.

The movie remakes and respawns itself week after week as new generations of teenagers discover it at local rep houses and learn that freaks are everywhere (and they can be freaks too). How can you remake something that has already been remade thousands of times over by its audiences? And by theater troupes who reenact it? Plus, there’s simply no way that the 1970s sexytime tale of a “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” could ever be told or retold in an era of safe sex and gay marriage. These days, Frank N Furter would just get married to Rocky, settle down, and move to the suburbs. The characters we love in Rocky Horror, and that audiences talk back to in cities across the world, cannot be “updated.” And they cannot ever be remade in a way more pleasing than we can remake them ourselves, in our local theaters, wearing silly makeup and carrying umbrellas.

MTV Readies Rocky Horror Redux [Variety]

Things That REALLY Shouldn’t Happen

From Perezhilton.com:

A majority of y’all were gutted to hear that a sequel to Donnie Darko is in the works.

Well, we have news that will make your heads spin even more!

Saved By the Bell and Showgirls alum Elizabeth Berkley has been cast to join the flick!

She will play a speed freak-turned-Jesus freak whose sentiments about ridding the world of its exponential sin are rivaled only by her infatuation with her dreamy pastor.

Wow, could they fuck this movie up any more? After the travesty that was the newest Indy movie, I will not watch this.

Deals: Amazon Cuts Selected Blu-Rays by 50%

HOT DEAL!

Amazon.com is having a very good Blu-Ray sale today. They have put 116 of their Blu-Ray title on sale at 50% off, which put most of them below $14. Its not all crap either. I think I am going to have to pick up a few of these.

Hurry over and increase your collection.

Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I just got back from the latest chapter in the Indiana Jones Saga, titled as you all know “Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” First, I am going to keep this general as I hate spoilers. I have to say I feel this movie is going to appease the masses of Indiana Jones fans. I would go so far as to say (being one myself) that I am quite happy with this movie and while it doesn’t BLOW your head off with new and fantastic ideas it is in fact an atypical Jones movie.

The theater I saw it was packed as were the other two that it was showing on in that building. There were people of all ages which is why I think this movie is going to do very well. It appeals to almost everyone. We saw plenty of people dressed up in one way or another from a simple fedora to a whole getup including whip and artifact bag. In fact the theater held a competition for best costume for a movie poster.

I heard plenty of things going into the movie one of them being that Lucas tried too hard to give the fans everything he could, after watching it I don’t think that this is true. Shia LaBeouf plays his normal sarcastic self which of course fits perfectly next to the witty sarcasm of Harrison Ford. The two have good screen chemsitry which gets even better when Karen Allen joins up with the two. Speaking of leading roles; Cate Blanchett plays a decent villian for a Jones movie anyway. The one main character I didn’t like was Ray Winstone’s character “Mac” he didn’t have a whole lot of depth, but I can’t complain too much this is after all a George Lucas movie.

As for the plot itself again it is a Jones movie through and through. They give Sean Connery (Henry Jones Sr.) his due as well as Denholm Elliott (Marcus Brody) which I thought was tasteful. The general flow of the movie is very good and doesn’t provide for a lot of dull moments. While there was some play up of Indy being old he still throws a left hook very well. The ending isn’t what you might expect out of a Jones movie but they don’t just drop it out of nowhere on you so it isn’t like cold water in your shower when you were expecting hot. I didn’t like the spin at first but as I drove home I realized I was ok with it. What I really like was the last scene, not going to go into details but to say that they had a chance for one of those single moments in a movie to mess it all up and they played it right.

I think that if you know nothing about the Indiana Jones series you will still enjoy this movie but you will miss a lot of hidden gems that those of us who do are privy to. If you are a fan of the series I don’t think you will be disappointed even after waiting 19 years for this chapter. In the great land of ratings I am going to give this one an 8 out of 10 (that is for Rup). I would also recommend that if you are a fan of the series that you spend the money to see it on the big screen.

LOL@ Uwe Boll

Today we get to Laugh at Uwe Boll, not that you need a reason to laugh at him, but here is another one anyway. His new movie Postal, which he said was going to crush the new Indy movie, is opening on four screens. Yes, FOUR. 

LOL@Uwe Boll

Theatrical distributors are boycotting Postal because of its political content. We were prepared to open on 1500 screens all across America on May 23rd. Any multiplex in the U.S. should have space for us, but they’re afraid… We have even tried to buy a few screens in New York and Los Angeles, and they won’t let us even rent the theaters! I urge independent exhibitors to contact us and book ‘Postal’! Audiences have been expecting the film and I don’t think exhibitors should censor what gets played in U.S. theaters.

 

“X-Files: I Want to Believe” Trailer Released

 

The first trailer for the new X-Files 2 movie called “X-Files: I Want to Believe” has just hit the web, you can view the trailer HERE, with a HD version HERE. Being an original X-Files fan, I got chills when the X-Files music kicked in.

Please please don’t suck. 

Things That Shouldn’t Happen: Donnie Darko 2

 

Filming on the new Donnie Darko movie is set to start on May 18th. The film is to be titled S. Darko, and will probably suck.

The story picks up seven years after the first film (and Donnie’s death) when little sister Samantha Darko and her best friend Corey are now 18 and on a roadtrip to Los Angeles when they are plagued by bizarre visions.

Daviegh Chase reprises her role as Donnie’s younger sister. The cast for S. Darkoalso includes Ed Westwick (Son Of Rambow, Gossip Girl), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2) and Justin Chatwin (Dragon Ball).

I will not see this movie as I am pretty sure its going to be about as awesome as Blair Witch 2, and its only effect is going to be mental rape of the first movie, which was fantastic. Just incase you though there was a chance it wont suck, more:

Ash Shah’s Silver Nitrate and Newmarket Capital are producing. Los Angeles-based Chris Fisher, who previously made Nightstalker and Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders, will direct. The budget is pegged around $10m.

They need to leave Donnie Darko alone.