January 05, 2006

Pan's Labyrinth trailer


The trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth has been released, and it's creepy as hell. The film is in Spanish and is described by the director as: the story of a young girl that travels with her mother and adoptive father to a rural area up North in Spain, 1944. After Franco's victory. The girl lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and faces the real world with much chagrin. Post-war Fascist repression is at its height in rural Spain and the girl must come to terms with that through a fable of her own.

The description sounds a lot less scary than the trailer looks. Then again, maybe a man with an eye growing out of his hand isn't supposed to be scary.

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John Glover is Skeletor

glover-skeletor.jpgJohn Glover - the guy who plays Lex Luthor's father on Smallville - has apparently been cast to play the role of Skeletor in the upcoming big budget He-Man movie. As sweet as it is that they're making a He-Man movie, I'm not particularly excited about John Glover playing Skeletor, and I'm even less excited that John Woo is directing. John Woo is good for a particular kind of movie, but I really don't see He-Man being it. Maybe they'll write in some dual pistol fight scenes and flying white doves. That's pretty faithful to He-Man, right?

Ultraviolet images released


The official Milla Jovovich site has a ton of new pictures from her upcoming Ultraviolet. I don't know what to make of them, but it's hard to go wrong when you've got Milla Jovovich dressed in a black wig and red leather wielding dual machine guns and kicking all sorts of ass. Although she could probably do without the goofy sunglasses. Maybe in the future the sun is burning twice as bright, and people have to look twice as stupid to keep their eyes protected from the harmful UV radiation. Damn you nuclear fusion. Damn you to hell!

NOTE: Now that I think about it, the movie is called Ultraviolet. Maybe I'm even more insightful than I'd realized.

The Breed first look poster


Bloody Disgusting has scored a first look poster of Wes Craven's The Breed, which stars Michelle Rodriguez, Taryn Manning, Oliver Hudson, Hill Harper and Eric Lively. The story revolves around two brothers, one a highly athletic daredevil and the other a much more serious and sensitive type, who in the midst of trying to patch up their wonky relationship - on a getaway at their Uncle's house - are forced to flee a pack of vicious killer dogs. At least they've got Michelle Rodriguez in it, so you know there will be at least one stereotypically gruff woman who pouts all day with her arms folded and says stuff like, "Follow me and don't fall behind."

Joss Whedon on the future of television

whedon-tvguide.jpgTV Guide has a great guest editorial by Joss Whedon on the future of television. It's not very serious and it isn't very informative, but damnit if it isn't funny.

Many people have asked me, "Joss, what is the future of television? What will we watch? And how will we watch it? Surely you must know, for you are wise, and slender." I usually smile and say nothing, because I wasn't actually listening to the question. But it's a good one, and I think it's time I let you in on a few highlights of Television-to-Be.

Sometimes I wish Joss wasn't such a talented bastard so that I could sleep at nights knowing that I'm not a complete and utter failure. Which clearly I am, because last time I checked I neither wrote nor directed Serenity.

Guest Columnist Joss Whedon Eyes the Future of TV [TV Guide]

No Hulk sequel planned

no-hulk-sequel.jpgDespite rumors to the contrary, it seems that neither Eric Bana nor Ang Lee are interested in making a sequel to Hulk. This is great news for everybody, since Hulk was a gigantic pile of cow feces that I'm sure both Bana and Lee wish everybody would just forget about. If they really want to do a Hulk sequel right, they need to lose the story and go with a two and a half hour epic of pure destruction. It probably doesn't sound like a very solid movie, but T3 was very strong and based almost entirely on action scene after action scene. Although it also had a half-naked Kristanna Loken in it, so maybe that's why it turned out so awesome. Okay it's official, they need to replace the CG Hulk with a half-naked Kristanna Loken. They don't even have to paint her green or anything, just make sure that her butt cheeks and the sides of her breasts are visible at all times. Instant classic!

No Hulk 2 says Bana [Movie Hole]