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Wednesday
Feb152012

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' trailer & featurette - Was Honest Abe the Buffy of the 19th century?

Well, you can’t get much sillier than this idea. The first trailer and featurette for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has been released and it’s looking more over the top than I thought. In fact, it’s such an odd premise that I bet a lot of moviegoers will have to do a double take before they realize that this is actually a real movie. Yes, a studio was crazy enough to release a vampire movie starring Abraham Lincoln. Will it work? I have no idea, but the tagline is priceless: “President by day. Hunter by night.”

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Monday
Oct042010

Fox gains rights to vampire hunter flick about Abe Lincoln 

Yes, it is as awesome as it sounds! 

Twentieth Century Fox has beaten out Summit (the people responsible for the Twilight Saga!), among others, for the film rights of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  The movie will chronicle - you guessed it - Abraham Lincoln's adventurous pursuit of revenge on the undead bloodsuckers that were responsible for his mother's death. 

Intrigued?  I know I am! 

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Thursday
Mar042010

This weekend's new releases - ALICE IN WONDERLAND and BROOKLYN'S FINEST

Another weekend has arrived, and it couldn't be soon enough. I can't wait to relax, watch some good movies, and fill up on popcorn. Hollywood is slow lately. We get a few new releases each week as Avatar fever slowly dies down, but it's been pretty weak. Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (review) is the first real hit we've had in 2010. It has been on top of the box office for the past two weekends and should crack $100 million in the near future. This weekend Tim Burton's long awaited Alice in Wonderland (sequel) hits theaters along with Brooklyn's Finest. Can you guess who's coming out on top?

Trailers, info, and my thoughts on each release after the jump.

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Wednesday
Oct282009

Movie News Bits - ALICE IN WONDERLAND extended trailer, Adam Sandler pulls an Eddie Murphy, trailer for INVICTUS by Eastwood, Galifianakis lands another role

Here are some of the more interesting bits of movie news I saw on the web today. Be sure to check out the Hitchcock collection, as it's 55% off on Amazon today. 

New trailer for Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"

When I first saw the trailer for "Alice in Wonderland" I thought it was a bit Burton-by-numbers. Burton has such a unique style that sometimes he relies on it too closely. With that said, it's starting to grow on me, as is the insane mashing of different technologies used to get the look in this film. Are you guys excited? 

More news after the jump.

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Thursday
Sep102009

9's beauty triumphs, despite its mechanical plot (Review)

9 is one of the most entrancingly beautiful films I’ve ever seen. Sadly, its story fails to match its style. It turns into a shock-then-run action film, where friends are continually surprised by enemies, then must run for their lives. Despite this mechanical plot, I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Thursday
Jul232009

Alice in Wonderland teaser (trailer)

Time to see Johnny Depp in motion as the outrageous Mad Hatter. Yep, IGN accidentally posted the teaser trailer to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland a day early.

IGN ruined Disney’s fun. Disney didn’t get to finish its somewhat ridiculous Facebook contest. Three Facebook fan pages were made: one for “The Disloyal Subjects of the Mad Hatter” one for “Loyal Subjects of the Red Queen,” and one for “Loyal Subjects of the White Queen.” Whichever page had the most fans by tomorrow would get to see the trailer first! How clever.

Without further adieu, I give thee the trailer, thanks to FirstShowing. If it doesn’t work, I apologize. The trailer keeps disappearing from each source I find it at. (Sorry it’s a bit too wide for the site.)

EDIT (4:05AM): First Showing has removed the trailer from their site at the request of Disney. The trailer will go public on Thursday.

EDIT (4:12AM): I’ve replaced the broken trailer with a better video by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Enjoy.

I watched the actual trailer and am not all that impressed. This seems like Tim Burton by the numbers. It reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a lot. It’s not a bad interpretation, but Tim Burton is capable of such odd shit that it feels very tame and predictable. I’ve seen Tom Petty videos with as good a vision. Am I off base?
Sunday
Jul192009

Actual Alice in Wonderland screenshot shown

Thanks to EW, we have a new screen of Alice in Wonderland. I’m not usually one to post a single screenshot (well, unless it’s The Hobbit), but this film is just odd enough that every screen I see makes me want to see a bit more. Tim Burton is directing, which means it’s going to be darker and odder than any Alice in Wonderland before it. Let’s hope he does a better job than he did with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which wasn’t a bad movie (it was closer to the book), but it certainly wasn’t as good as the original.

This image is released in anticipation of a “semi-trailer” Burton will show at Comic-Con. Alice is still in filming, thus there’s no finished trailer yet. He should show off the footage at the Disney 3D panel on July 23. He’ll also be showing off footage for his new CGI animated film 9.

Burton’s version of Alice will be a completely new take on the story. Instead of being a young girl and following the white rabbit, Alice has now aged to 17 and she is returning to the fantasy land she knew as a child. Seems like this would ruin some of the enchantment. We’ll be excited about everything, but she might be “Winona-Rider-in-Beetlejuice-bored” with it all. Let’s hope not, but Tim Burton does like depressed characters.