Explosive New Transformers Featurette

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source: MTV

MTV’s “Spoilers” aired this quick new Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen featurette that shows many of the explosions that took place on the sets. Opening in conventional and IMAX theaters on June 24, the Michael Bay-directed sequel stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Benjamin Hickey, Ramon Rodriguez, Isabel Lucas and John Turturro.

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Wanted – Own it on DVD and Blu Ray 12/2/2008

Wesley’s (James McAvoy) life is over – his pathetic old one, anyway… Fortunately, it is all because of a girl. Enter sizzling-hot Fox (Angelina Jolie), who crashes into his life and introduces him to the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins, led by the enigmatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman). Seems Wes’s long-lost father was killed while working for the Fraternity and Wes has been selected to target the rogue member who murdered him. But before he can complete his assignment, Wes must first uncover the dark secrets behind the Fraternity in order to determine his own destiny.

Starring: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Terrence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

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X-Men: First Class is Coming.

It was announced earlier this week that Josh Schwartz, the creator of the TV teen dramas “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl,” will be writing “X-Men: First Class,” another installment of the superhero franchise. Variety reports that the new film will focus on the young students of the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, rather than the adults like Wolverine and Storm.

On paper the deal seems to make sense: Schwartz is a writer with a proven track record for soapy high school angst; the comic book was originally envisioned by Stan Lee to be focused on mutant teenagers and their issues; and assembling the actors from the first three films has likely become too complicated and expensive to do again. But will the younger-skewing take alienate the true fans?

Debuting in 2006, Marvel’s “X-Men: First Class”  began as an all-ages series that focused on the first years of the original X-Men members: Cyclops, Jean Grey (Marvel Girl), Iceman, Beast and Angel. The series was an unexpected success and has since spawned several volumes.

Whether the studio’s plans for an “X-Men: First Class” film involve some of the younger mutants already introduced in previous films or a look at younger versions of the existing team leaders in the film has yet to be announced, but that’s likely to be the topic of much debate between now and when the final  decision goes public.


Cyclops, Jean Grey (Marvel Girl), Iceman, Beast and Angel. The series was an unexpected success and has since spawned several volumes.

Debuting in 2006, Marvel’s “X-Men: First Class” began as an all-ages series that focused on the first years of the original X-Men members: Cyclops, Jean Grey (Marvel Girl), Iceman, Beast and Angel. The series was an unexpected success and has since spawned several volumes.

My Elite 8 Horror Film Picks…#1

HOMESTRETCH, BABY!!! To conclude my Elite 8 Horror Film picks…I give you a masterpiece from Mr. George A. Romero…

One of, if not the BEST American horror film classic is George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead from 1968. It also has one of the most classic horror movie lines,They’re coming to get you, Barbara!” This is THE movie. The Big One. The King of the Zombies. The movie that started it all. Although Night of the Living Dead was shot on a shoestring budget (about $5,000 which, even by 1968 standards, was not much at all) and featured no recognizable stars (the entire cast and crew consisted of people George Romero knew from in and around Pittsburg, PA), it managed to single-handedly alter what could and couldn’t be done in the movies. It also changed the horror genre itself forever. The movie industry owes an entire sub-genre to this film. Video game fans owe it Resident Evil – a game which was heavily based upon this and Romero’s other zombie movies. Romero owes it his career.

The film has a very basic plot. Several people have barricaded themselves inside an old farmhouse in an attempt to escape the rotting corpses of human beings which have been inexplicably reanimated. The zombies are literally bloodthirsty, not only attacking the living but feasting on them as well; the fact that truly drives the horror aspect of the film home. Although the people share a common enemy (the zombies), it is actually human nature itself that brings about their eventual undoing and ultimate demise.

You wanna watch the movie in its entirety? I’m serious…click on the video.

My Elite 8 Horror Film Picks…#2

I don’t believe any horror film list would be complete without the 1998 Japanese horror mystery film, Ringu. You probably have seen it’s U.S counterpart, The Ring.  No comparison, the original is way better! (Let’s admit it people, most of the best horror films lately have been from Asia, a lot of them from Japan!) This film is the highest grossing horror film in Japan at 15.9 billion yen ($137.7 million) and is also considered the most frightening horror movie in Japan.

Reiko Asakawa is a young journalist, divorced from her husband, Ryuji, and they have a son, Yoichi.  Reiko’s niece, Tomoko, was recently found dead with a look of pure shock embedded in her face as if something scared her to death. Upon learning that her niece’s three friends died at the same time, too, and hearing about a disturbing videotape that is said to kill you seven days after watching it, Reiko comes into the possession of that same tape. Now, as time grows short, Reiko and Ryuji race to save their lives from impending doom and discover what the tape has to do with a tragedy-stricken volcanic island and a very strange little girl named Sadako …

As Ive said, Ringu is a movie about cursed videotape that, when watched, will cause the viewer to die a week after. This is that video…don’t watch it, unless you wanna die in seven days! Or watch it, just don’t answer the phone when it rings!!!

My Elite 8 Horror Film Picks…#3

Next up on my pick… The Shining!!! This 1980 horror film classic, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was based on Stephen King’s novel, The Shining.

The film tells the story of a writer, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), who accepts the job of the winter caretaker at a hotel which always gets snowed in during the winter. While his family looks around the hotel during closing day, the psychic hotel cook discovers the psychic abilities of Jack’s son Danny, and Danny’s ability to detect ghostly presences in the hotel. In the cook’s family, this ability is called “shining”. When the hotel becomes snowbound, Jack Torrance is driven mad by the ghosts in the hotel, and he tries to murder his wife and son.

The BEST parts ( which usually means it’s deeply disturbing) of this film…

My Elite 8 Horror Film Picks…#4

*I know, I know! My picks have mostly been from Asia! I’m Asian, I  watch a lot of Asian films! But I do love scary movies in general, I’ve seen a lot of them not just from Asia but also from the U.S.! Here’s one of my faves! *

Next up on my pick is an oldie but a goodie!. Rosemary’s Baby is a 1968 American horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin.

Basically, this is what the movie is all about. After moving into a creepy old apartment in Manhattan with her husband Guy, Rosemary Woodhouse begins to experience odd, unpleasant things happening to her. Guy becomes enchanted with their nosy neighbors, Minnie and Roman Castevet, after the older couple’s ward commits suicide. Then Rosemary gets pregnant after a bad dream in which a horrible creature makes love to her. A caring Minnie keeps giving her some weird concoction for the pregnancy and Rosemary doesn’t feel at all well. The only solution is, as the tag-line says, to “pray for Rosemary’s baby.”