Monday, April 26, 2010

Twilight Eclipse Trailer

Here we go again.

Just as I was beginning to forget the misery of watching the last Twilight film, they have decided to release another. In many ways I’m happy they released another Twilight film since I kind of liked the first one, and I would like to see the series improve, at least for the males in the audience.

The last Twilight film, New Moon, was a very female oriented film. There were a bunch of scenes that just went over my head, but from the giggles of the girls in the audience It looks like they got it. That is why this trailer does give me a bit of hope.

Looking at the trailer there seems to be a lot of action and things that us males could more relate to and not the more feely things that New Moon had.

I just hope that we don’t have to hear Bella moan and complain about anything in this film. Or I think I’m going to lose it.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Youtube

Sorry I forgot to get a gift.

You may have missed it this past weekend, but YouTube has now turned 5. That's right, the site with all of those funny videos of people dancing in front of their webcams and doing silly stuff turned 5 on April 23rd.

It’s crazy to think that YouTube is so young. You may have become use to seeing their videos spread around the net and thought to yourself, “What did we ever do before YouTube?” Looking at the first video that was uploaded to YouTube (see above); we probably weren't doing too much. The person that uploaded this video is probably feeling a little embarrassed now, but it’s all good. We all can't be perfect.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Taking the Week Off

Hey guys.  You may have noticed that I’ve been posting less and less as of late.  The reason for this is that my time to devote to the blog has unfortunately declined as of late.   I’ve been doing more hours at my job and its left me kind of feeling a little burnt out.  So I’ve decided to take this week off to rest a bit and continue posting next week.  So I’ll see you all next week.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Joss Whedon to Direct the Avengers. Sign of the Apocalypse

joss_whedon I was certain that it had finally come.

It’s now been more than a day since the news came out that Joss Whedon would be directing the Avengers film and I’m still not certain how to really feel about him directing the film. Is it good? Is it bad? The issue for me isn’t whether or not Joss Whedon can direct. Anyone that saw Serenity knows that Joss Whedon can put together a great film. (That film is so underrated.)

It’s not that I don’t like many of his ideas. I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer, (well, up to about the 5th season), I loved Angel and The Dollhouse. But I realized that all of these shows have something in common. With the exception of Buffy, the rest of Joss Whedon’s work, including Serenity failed to gain an audience. Angel ended after the 5th season, The Doll House was cancelled after 2 seasons, Firefly was cancelled after a season. Even Serenity didn’t do well at the theatres, only pulling in just over $25 million at the theatre, with a production budget of $39 million.

It’s safe to say Joss Whedon hasn’t had a great track record at attracting audiences. By the way, before I get any complaints I just thought that I would say that Joss’s inability to attract an audience wasn’t necessarily his fault. Much of Joss’s work has reviewed well. I watched much of his work personally and I thought that it was good. It’s simply that people just weren’t interested in his concepts I guess. Then again, in the case of Firefly he wasn’t really given the time to attract an audience.

With an Avengers film we know that there will be an audience. Marvel has been carefully building towards an Avengers film for a few years now, working to establish the characters in their respective films before bringing them together in The Avengers. So the only question is whether or not Joss Whedon is up for producing a film which is on the same level as the expectations of the fans coming into the film. People are going to be looking for a top notch film. Joss will need to hit it out of the park on his first time directing the Avengers. Can Joss do it? I think he can.

Joss Whedon knows how to do characters and plot and all of the fundamental things that a film requires to be good. So it’s just a question of whether or not Joss can step up his game to meet people’s expectations.

So what do you think? Is it over for the Avengers or can Joss pull this off?


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Google Games

google Well at least that’s what I’m calling it.

Gizmodo is reporting that Google has decided to enter the videogame market. Well that is the assumption at least. Google reportedly has recently hired on Mark DeLoura, an ex- SCEA manager of developer relations, which has been viewed as Google’s intention to enter the video gaming industry.

Google deciding to enter the video gaming market is probably a good idea, if done well. Google has been a very hit or miss company over all and has only survived on one product, their search and ad business. Google as a company, must find some diversification or they could be easily be brought down by new comers into the search space. But, I have to wonder if this hiring is more connected with the forthcoming Google Pad that HTC and Google are working on. Or with the supposed war that Google and Apple are happening.

If Google is really trying to enter the video game space, I’m glad to see that Google is trying to gain some kind of diversification, but I have to wonder if this movie is wise. Both Microsoft and Playstation have failed to make profitable businesses out of their Playstation and Xbox lines. Could Google be different? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Logan Lerman is NOT Spiderman

sm3_wp1_1600bWell that is according to Sony.

The Movie Blog is reporting that Logan Lerman will not be playing Spiderman. According to the Movie Blog, Sony insiders are stating that Logan Lehman is not under consideration for the role of Spiderman. Lerman apparently wasn’t even on the list of candidates that Sony was considering for the role of Spiderman.

Over the past weekend, many sites online were reporting that Logan Lerman was pretty much a lock for the role of Spiderman. So here again we are seeing that predictions or reports of an actor’s involvement in a particular role was inaccurate. You may remember that many sites were stating that Chris Pine was going to be Captain America and it never happened.

I guess that this is simply a consequence of living in the Internet age were people don’t have a lot of lead time to make sure that what they are publishing is indeed accurate. I just hope that some sites cool it down a bit, before we all lose any sense of creditability.

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Losers Trailer

The Losers Exclusive

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I can’t wait to see this.

For some reason I’ve avoided seeing any clips or trailers for The Losers up until earlier this week. I don’t know how it happened, but I’m making sure I don’t miss this film. Everything about The Losers is begging me to watch it, and I don’t plan on leave it wanting.

This is really beginning to look like the year of the Action movie. I can’t wait to see what other films we’ll get. What about you? Are you looking forward to The Losers?


Halo Movie Coming

41314_Halo3Body Well sort of.

According to Frank O’Connor the Franchise Development Director the idea of a Halo film isn’t quite over. Unfortunately Frank didn’t tell us much else, which leads me to believe that a Halo film could be quite a ways off.

Many of you may remember that in 2006 they almost got a Halo film produced under the direction of Neill Blomkamp and with Peter Jackson as an executive producer. But Microsoft decided to pass on making the film do to the lack of experience that Neill Blomkamp had. Fortunately for us, Neill Blomkamp had some pretty good skills at making films and he ended up delivering an Oscar Nominated film in District 9 in place of Halo.

I have to wonder if Neill Blomkamp would ever consider going back to direct Halo. Unfortunately, for Microsoft he will probably come back at a much higher price then they originally got him for.

Will a Halo film be made? I know there will be one made. The Halo franchise makes way too much money to not have a movie made after it. The only problem is that the guys behind Halo haven’t quite got their act together to do so.

I look forward to posting about any announcements of a Halo film. Hopefully an announcement will be made before I’m an old man.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Will Iron Man 2 Break the Opening Day Record

iron_man_2_twitter1 One has to wonder.

Many of you may know from some of my previous posts that I was a huge fan of the first Iron Man movie. Iron Man was an amazing film and now with the upcoming release of its sequel, many are asking what records it could break, as there is a feeling that the Dark Knights opening day record of $158.4 million could be in Iron Man 2’s sights.

In recent surveys, The Los Angeles times are reporting that the interest in Iron Man 2 amongst both women and men is quite high. So the question is, Could Iron Man 2 really beat the Dark Knight? I think it could. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t want to see Iron Man 2, as It has been universally accepted that the first Iron Man film was great and the expectation is that the second one could be just as good as the first, if not better.

So what do you think? Are you going to see Iron Man 2 opening weekend?


Harrison Ford Confirmed for Cowboys & Aliens

harrison-ford-pic Yes.

It appears that good old harassment wins out again. Jon Favreau the director of Cowboys & Aliens confirmed via Twitter that Harrison Ford has indeed joined the cast of Cowboys & Aliens yesterday with this Twit,

Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay? He is. Please don’t tell anybody.

What role Harrison will play has not been announced, but it would presumably be the role of a Cowboy. Unfortunately I was reminded via The Movie Blog about Harrison Ford’s last outing with a wide brimmed hat fighting Aliens and I’m left to wondering if it was a good idea after all. Then again, its Harrison Ford we have to give him a second chance to redeem himself. So I welcome him to the cast.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Harrison Ford Joins Cowboys & Aliens

harrison-ford-pic Well maybe.

I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t too interested in a Cowboys & Aliens movie. Cowboys and Aliens together in a film sounds like a dumb concept to me, and thus my interest for this film has been close to nonexistent. But with Harrison Ford rumoured to have joined the cast, I can’t help but feel my interest in Cowboys and Aliens increasing.

Why you might ask? It’s not just because he acted in several roles that I grow up and loved. From Han Solo to Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford has been a pretty solid actor over the years and I think a film like Cowboys and Aliens would be a great fit for Harrison Ford, especially if he were to play a Cowboy. It would be a really smart decision if they were to get Harrison Ford. Well that is if the rumours are true.

So what do you think? Is Harrison Ford a good thing for Cowboys and Aliens?


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Live Action Smurf Movie Coming

Smurfs2 Someone must have gotten drunk again.

It appears to all be true. We are now going to get a live action Smurf movie and its in 3-D. Make no mistake, I use to love watching the Smurfs as a kid, but I have no desire to see a live action version of my favourite Smurfs, even if it is in 3-D. And it appears that I am not alone on that one.

Over on AMC’s Script to Screen blog, they have decided to post Columbia Picture’s press release, to prove that the film isn’t just a joke, as everyone online just didn’t believe what they were reading. And I don’t blame them. A live action Smurf movie seems like a really dumb idea. I could go for an animated film, but live action is going to look a little goofy. Then again, maybe that’s just my opinion.

So what do you think? Are you lining up to see the Smurfs?

Will The iPad Blend?

While everyone else in the world has been wondering about what the iPad can and cannot do, it appears that others were considering more important questions. Namely, will the iPad blend?

I always love these “Will it Blend?” videos as they always seem to get the most popular devices and blend them for our enjoyment. Well, sometimes it’s not so nice if I really want that device, but it’s all good. So Enjoy.


Monday, April 5, 2010

iPad Sells 300,000 on First Day

iPadgdgt Why I ask?

Ever since the iPad was first announced back in January I haven’t been a huge fan of the the device. At first I thought it might be cool as an ultra portable computer, but I then realized that many of the net book offerings already out there would be more ideal for me. I also questioned whether or not the iPad would actually sell.

Well I guess I was wrong. The iPad has sold very well, draying lines larger than those when the iPod released, which could mean that the iPad will be a big success for Apple. But is it any good.

This morning I got around to reading the one review that I could find for the iPad, that being Engadget’s review. Although Engadget seems to be fairly positive about the iPad its very clear from the review that the reviewer has been in the iPhone, iPod Touch ecosystem, (something that I’ve avoided). Having avoided buying an iPhone and an iPod Touch I have to wonder how the iPad would relate to people like myself who have not used either of these devices.

Also, the fact that they are using a tweaked iPhone OS, seems to be causing some problems for the iPad. One thing that has been mentioned was the lack of multi-tasking, which on a computer or computer like device is a must, and the iPad lacks multi-tasking. Also, the way that the device handles notifications isn’t great, as it will send you popups which freezes the application that you are working in every time someone sends you a message, which is a huge annoyance for anyone to anyone using the device.

Whether or not the iPad will cause eye strain or not when reading books or newspapers has not been answered yet. I expect to get an answer to that question in the weeks to come.

For anyone interested in reading the full review you should head over to Engadget (or click here).

So what do you think? Do you have an iPad?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Resident Evil Afterlife

It looks pretty good.

From the above trailer, it looks like Resident Evil may be a very different film than the previous 3, as it seems Alice will be fighting an organization as opposed to zombies and monsters, like in the previous Resident Evils. And I’m not sure how to feel about that.

Resident Evil has been about the zombies and monsters and so to change that, kind of changes the spirit of the film franchise. This could be a good thing or a bad thing. Then again, this is the first trailer for Resident Evil: Afterlife and there are some hints of monsters, so we could get a very different picture in the next few trailers.

Also, Resident Evil: Afterlife will be in 3-D. Not too surprising. Horror films seem as though they lend themselves to 3-D and so it’s not overly surprising that they decided to go that route with this Resident Evil film. What is surprising is that they have decided to use the same 3-D technology that James Cameron used to create Avatar. Unlike some other films which are simply converting to 3-D, from the ground up Resident Evil will be shot for 3-D which is a good thing if done right. Many Horror films descend into complete cheesiness with 3-D, so hopefully the guys behind Resident Evil will approach the film correctly, with a mind for 3-D.

But all in all, I’ve enjoyed the previous Resident Evil films, and so I look forward to this one.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter Guys

Hey guys I hope you enjoy your long weekend.  I’m not going to be putting up any post tomorrow, as I will be heading out to church, etc for the weekend. So I hope you guys have a great weekend and I’ll see you all back next week.

Actors Sign on to Hangover 2

I ask why.

I loved The Hangover. The Hangover is the funniest film I‘ve seen in a long time, which was surprising given that, going into the film I never thought it would be as great a film as it was. And I guess I wasn't the only one that felt that way. That is why it wasn't really that surprising when Warner Bros decided to announce that there would be a sequel to The Hangover. The only problem is, the story from The Hangover kind of ended in the first film.

But having made over $277 million domestically, I guess Warner Brothers felt a sequel was in order, regardless if a sequel would or wouldn't work. And I don't blame them. With a production budget of only $35 million, The Hangover was a very profitable film for Warner brothers, not that the next film will end up being made so cheaply, as Warner Brothers didn’t sign the actors to a multi-film deal before the first film.

Whatever the case, I'm glad to see a sequel to The Hangover and I just hope that they can be as witty with the sequel as they were with the original film. Either that or they should just consider not releasing a sequel so as not to ruin the franchise.


New Expendables Trailer

I can’t wait to see this.

Ever since Sylvester Stalone came back into the filmmaking scene, he’s been on fire. Releasing great film after the next (well he's 2 for 2 for me anyway), and it looks like the Expendibles will be no different. In this trailer we finally get to see more of the story, as well as, we get to see the cameo appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. I guess they didn't feel that Arnold and Bruce showing up was a big enough of a deal to hide their appearance like they did with Arnold in Terminator Salvation.

In terms of the story, it doesn’t sound all that bad. Not that anyone is really going to see The Expendibles for a great story. For what the story is, it does fit the movie and so I look forward to seeing The Expendibles when it is released this August.