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Cabin in the Woods coming to Universal Orlando

Jul
02

If you loved Cabin in the Woods, get ready to be scared once more! Universal Orlando will be adding the Cabin in the Woods experience this year. Director Drew Goddard will be designing the attraction, so you can be sure it will be as close to the movie experience as possible!

Visitors will be inducted as new facility employees, and you’ll have to walk through the forest to get into the cabin. You’ll get to see the lift with all the surrounding cube cells. You’ll also get to go into the control room, and witness the Merman attack!

Argh! I wanna be in Orlando!

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Honest Trailers – Les Miserables

Jun
27

Honest Trailers does Les Miserables by… singing their commentary of it.

Thereby making it one of the best honest trailers by far!

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Stare what stare?

Mar
11

 

more stares than care bears

more stares than care bears

If you’ve seen all 4 Twilight films (or like me, just seen all 4 Honest Trailers of the twilight films), you’ll know that a huge part of the films involve the various characters (and wolves) engaging in staring contests.

Now, Screen Junkies has compiled the stares (defined as any shot of someone staring without dialogue or voiceover) from all 4 films.

Yes, all 24 minutes 37 seconds of it.

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Sean Bean dies in every movie

Feb
06

Sean Bean always dies

If there’s an art to dying onscreen, Sean Bean must have it covered. In fact, if you go to google.com and type in Sean Bean, you can see the helpful suggestions above.

In fact, there’s a Sean Bean death reel.

Watch:

So the next time Sean Bean is cast in a movie, well.. spoiler alert!

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13 films in 2013

Jan
03

Yup, let’s not waste any time. We’re already way into day 3 of 2013!

So without further ado, its time to look ahead and look at the upcoming slate of films.

These 13 films are some that I’m really looking forward to catch (in no particular order):

1. Django Unchained

Yes, it was released in 2012 in the US, but it will only hit Singapore theatres sometime in March or May, I think? I really enjoyed Inglourious Basterds, and since this one has Christoph Waltz as well, I say bring it!

 

2. Man of Steel

I never liked Superman as a superhero. Maybe its because his near invincibility just sort of made things boring, and that stakes weren’t as palpably high as with other more vulnerable heroes. In all the portrayals of Lex Luthor, I never got the impression of his genius too. So, bland superhero plus blah (& bald) villain equals ‘meh’.

So what made me wanna watch Man of Steel? The tag-team writing credits of Christopher Nolan and David S Goyer. Yes, the duo who together came up with the story for The Dark Knight trilogy.

I don’t think there’s any more justification required.

 

3. Iron Man 3 

A new director in Shane Black may push some new ideas for the next Iron Man adventure. Plus, we get to see how events in The Avengers may or may not affect events or character development in this film!

So, does the suit make the man or does the man make the suit?

 

4. Now You See Me

There’s not been a decent film about magic since Chris Nolan’s The Prestige. Although I highly doubt this will surpass The Prestige, the premise is interesting. A group of magicians perform the ultimate heist by robbing a bank on another continent whilst performing on stage.

Now that’s a better trick than The Joker’s!

 

5. This is the End

The year 2012 had been highly anticipated by some as the year we’ll all end in an epic apocalypse. Well, that didn’t happen. But in This is the End, we can see how a bunch of actors (playing no doubt a highly fictionalised version of themselves) react to the end of the world.

Written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, this looks to be a funny one filled with celeb cameos.

 

6. Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass totally kicked ass! It totally blew past all my expectations, and I don’t know what they can do to better that. So, in Hit Girl’s own words, “Okay you cunts… let’s see what you can do now!”

 

7. World War Z

Despite budget blowouts, delayed production, reshoots, a third act re-write by Damon Lindelof and an ultimately unsatisfying trailer, its still a film about zombies.

 

8. Pacific Rim

Giant robots vs giant monsters? Here, take my money!

 

9. Elysium

Remember that awesome movie District 9? This is from the same director!

 

10. The World’s End

The last of the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”,  after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, who can resist Simon Pegg’s loser charm?

 

11. Thor: The Dark World

Like Iron Man 3, it’ll be interesting to see what Thor gets up to, post Avengers.

 

12. Star Trek Into Darkness

JJ Abrams has to be credited for single-handedly revitalising the Trek franchise, and for winning over new fans (like myself).

 

13. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, was mostly unnecessary, but beautiful. The 2nd part, as its name suggests, should make for a much more exciting journey.

 

So there, my 13 films to watch this year. Any of these intrigue you? If you have any other films, do share in the comments.

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Top 10 films in 2012

Dec
31

So, the world didn’t end on the 21st, and we live through yet another apocalyptic prediction.

And with that, I guess we can safely say we’ll be sticking around for Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness and more. But that’s for another post.

Today, its about the best films of 2012 that I’ve seen. Please fill in yours in the comments.

10. Looper

2 things never fail to get my attention. Zombies, and time travel. Throw in a convoluted mafia-controlled time machine where people from the future send victims into the past to be assassinated, and we’re good.

9. Life of Pi

A boy named Pi, a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, and 227 days on a lifeboat. The resulting story is an amazing journey filled with incredible visual mastery by Director Ang Lee.

8. Prometheus

A female figure in silhouette stands before an enormous statue of a humanoid head. Text at the middle of the poster reveals the tagline "The Search For Our Beginning Could Lead To Our End". Text at the bottom of the poster reveals the title, production credits and rating.

Ridley Scott. Aliens. Engineers. Damon Lindelof. Black Goo. Awesome.

7. [REC]³

REC3 sets the stage for REC4: Apocalipsis, the final entry in the series. It also, for the first time, brings us out of the apartment building of REC1 and 2. A parallel sequel that takes place at a wedding, which as you can see from the poster, seems to be a lot more happening than most other weddings I’ve seen!

6. Argo

Ben Affleck is a much better director than actor, although, when he acts in his own films, he does bring the acting up a notch as well. A rescue mission in Iran required a CIA agent to pose as a movie producer, and convince militants that 6 escaped US embassy staff in hiding are actually part of a Canadian film crew location scouting for their sci-fi film, Argo.

True story.

5. Magic Mike

Another sorta true story. This time based on Channing Tatum’s early exploits as a teen stripper. Only he’s too old to play his younger self, so he’s now a mentor figure to himself, played by Alex Pettyfer.

Never thought I’d like a movie about male strippers so much. Ooooh! 3 more words. Olivia Munn’s Boobs.

4. The Dark Knight Rises

It was always going to be an uphill task to better The Dark Knight, especially after that performance Heath Ledger put in as The Joker. And Christopher Nolan nearly succeeded with TDKR. I say almost because I feel that TDK is still the best among the 3 films. But TDKR comes pretty close!

3. The Avengers

How do you not love the superhero team-up we’ve all been waiting for? Between Avengers and TDKR, I really can’t tell which had more pre-release buzz around it.

Especially when you think back to 2008, when it was first teased with the end credits scene tagged to the back of Iron Man. With the Avengers, Joss Whedon has upgraded his status in my books as a director whom I’ll watch anything he releases, next to JJ Abrams and Christopher Nolan.

2. Chronicle

Wow. I have no words to describe this film. Chronicle is 2012’s District 9. Both were filmed on a shoestring budget with mind-blowing effects achieved.

Both were done by first time feature directors.

Both stories went in astounding directions that took moviegoers to a special place; the land of unpredictability.

1. The Cabin in the Woods

2012 must definitely be the year of Joss Whedon. Although he wrote this film in 2008, and produced it in 2009, it was only released in 2012. And what a film this is. Its a monster movie, its a comedy, its satire, its a love letter to the horror genre. It is so many things, and then some.

This is a film I’ll definitely be watching over and over again.

What are your top ten?

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Human Centipede 3 becomes more of a joke

Oct
11

 

The Human Centipede

mmph mmph!

Some of you may find it appalling, but I really liked The Human Centipede. No doubt it was sick and twisted, but it lingered in the realm of something that real sick people may commit, hence the 100% medically accurate tagline.

It was deranged, and ended in a way that really made you think “OMFG what’s she (#2) gonna do?!” She was really stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Then The Human Centipede 2 took it more than a few steps further, aiming for a 12-person-pede. It aimed to be a little meta, showing the events happening in The Human Centipede to be a movie, with an allegory that real life is often more brutal, sick and unrelenting than fiction.

But it simply devolved into a let’s-cram-as-much-gore-and-violence-as-we-can film. It got so bad the film had to be in black and white to lessen the bloody factor.

 

Which is why I got really pissed off that Director Tom Six is planning a 500-person-pede for his finale.

Its just ridiculous now.

Would you be watching THC3?

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Bane, after Batman.

Aug
08
Bane

All i wanted was to be someone's reckoning..

Apparently, Bane survived the blast from Selina Kyle, and was incarcerated. 7 years later, he was released for good behaviour. And is now trying to be a good Gothamite.

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