Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2009
As an age old battle rages amongst the stars, Kainan’s ship burns brightly as it crashes into the Nordic coast. As his space craft comes to rest in the fjords of ancient Norway, it’s with dismay that Kainan realizes that he wasn’t the only survivor. A second passenger, a Moorwen also emerges from the wreckage. A Fierce and animal-like creature, the Moorwen is intent on causing harm to those it perceives have wronged it. As the Moorwen kills everything in its path, Kainan must work together with the Vikings to destroy the beast before it destroys them all. Starring James Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, John Hurt, and Ron Perlman.
I’ve been looking forward to this film since I first heard about it ages ago and the synopsis above sounds cool. Kind of like Beowulf meets Predator. Vikings and aliens are cool concepts in their own right and when they meet it should be shouted from the rooftops. Therefore, I have to ask the question why is The Weinstein Co once again hiding away one of their films by not really pushing it and releasing it in the nothing movie month of January?
Also if you knew nothing about the film and saw the new poster (above) you would still know nothing about it apart from the fact it could be the second coming of Jesus Christ or just his giant head about to crush Earth. Honestly, where are the vikings? Where is the big alien beastie? Come on poster people, play the game!
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Posted by LiveFor on January 13, 2009
Outlander begins when a space craft crashes into the majestic fjords of ancient Norway and into the time of the Vikings. From the wreckage emerge two bitter enemies: a soldier from another world – Kainan – and a bloodthirsty creature known as the Moorwen. Man and monster both seeking revenge for violence committed against them. As the Moorwen ravages the Viking world, killing everything in its path, Kainan forms an unlikely alliance with the primitive but fierce warriors. Combining his advanced technology with ancient Iron Age weapons, the hero leads a desperate attempt to kill the monster – before it destroys them all.
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Posted by LiveFor on August 19, 2008
Here is a tiny clip from the Viking v Predator mashup movie, Outlander, starring Jim Cavaziel. Seems like he didn’t get messed around enough in The Passion and wanted more of that kind of treatment. Hmm, his character in this comes from the heavens to destroy the evil beast…is this actually The Passion of the Christ 2: Sexual Tyrannosaurus?
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Posted by LiveFor on August 13, 2008
Universal Pictures has acquired film rights to the late Robert Jordan’s bestselling “The Wheel of Time” novel series in a seven-figure deal.
The guys who wrote the Viking v Aliens movie, Outlander, are scripting the new Conan movie.
Lars Von Trier’s next project is a psychological thriller that turns into a horror movie, according to Variety. It’s called ANTICHRIST and will be headlined by Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
J.J. Abrams to Follow Star Trek with an Earthquake Flick
Check out this cool Watchmen poster to original art comparison.
George Clooney has optioned Jonathan Mahler’s novel THE CHALLENGE about a Navy lawyer who teams with a law professor to ensure that Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver Salim Hamdan is given a fair hearing.
An advanced and not particularly positive review of the script for “Masters of the Universe“.
Corey Feldman has confirmed that he has received no offers to star in Tarantino’s “Inglorious Bastards” despite Net talk to the contrary.
Screenwriter Justin Marks talks about how the film adaptations of the comic “Hack/Slash” and the video game “Street Fighter” are progressing.
Both “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” will get simultaneous IMAX releases next summer.
A first look at “The Dark Knight” DVD releases planned for Germany is up at Batmans.de. The film will hit DVD & Blu-ray in the US on December 9th.
Albert Torres has confirmed that they’re still trying to adapt Chuck Palahniuk’s “Survivor” into a workable screenplay.
A couple of new photos from the much-delayed Tom Cruise-led Hitler assassination flick “Valkyrie“.
Linda Hamilton’s agent confirmed on Monday that the actress has not been approached in any way to be involved in the upcoming “Terminator Salvation“.
Radiohead have written their first film score – for the adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Choke reports Pitch Fork Media.
Principal photography is underway on locations across London and at Ealing Studios on “Dorian Gray“.
Stone Village has acquired Dikran Ornekian and Ryan Colluci’s Brazillian werewolf action thriller spec script “Lobo” reports MSN.
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Posted by LiveFor on August 10, 2008
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David
Running Time: 85 minutes
Score: 7.5 /10
This review by Andy D
I’m writing this literally as the closing credits roll up the screen. I’m mainly doing this because my laptop was right to hand, but also because I wanted to catch all my thoughts as fresh as possible. The thought I have at this very second is… bravo Hollywood for not having a soundtrack to sell! The only music we get is during these closing credits! That’s very ‘off-script’ for Hollywood. They usually have a full package of crap to sell us including the themed dinners at McDonalds and the video game. Is there a video game for Cloverfield? Maybe I missed that one. Also ‘off-script’ I would say is the refreshing lack of product placement not to mention big-name movie stars to distract us, lack of obvious happy ending and lack of rubbish lame narrative. Bravo indeed Hollywood. You have done well.
Ok, the credits have just finished… does anybody know what exactly is said over the radio at the end? I’ve just rewound it 3 times to try and understand it. I can’t quite fathom what’s being said. Now its bugging me. I need some answers. I might open a forum thread if no-one can answer me this immediately! Or I might just google it.
Oh, yes. I’m reviewing Cloverfield. That’s right. Ok… why am I reviewing Cloverfield in August ’08? Why am I reviewing Cloverfield seven months after it was released? In short its because I hate movie hype. The more a movie is hyped the less I want to go to the pictures to see it. I consciously avoided all Batman TDK trailers in order to savour as much as possible on the screen at the cinema when film was released. As for the Crystal Skulls… I actually sat at the pictures, plugged my ears, closed my eyes and shouted “nah-nah-nah-nah-nah” during the lego advert which was played just before the movie came on… I DONT WANT TO SEE THE LEGO VERSION OF THE MOVIE BEFORE I ACTUALLY SEE THE REAL MOVIE!! yes, sorry. I have issues with hype and advertising. Cloverfield was being hyped something rotten when it came out so quite simply I refused to go and see it. Yeah… up yours Paramount.
This film would have been astoundingly good if it wasn’t for two major hang ups. One: We all knew it was a monster movie done in a Blair Witch style before it even came out. Two: It was shot in 24 frames per second so it never felt like a home movie. These two points aside I thought it was excellent. It would have been mind blowingly excellent if all the surprises were intact and for it to be shot and presented in 60 FPS. Did I mention there were no surprises? Hell, I even saw the plastic toy of the monster in Forbidden Planet the week the film was released. How soul destroying is that? The film was wrecked simply by walking into a shop the week it was released. I sense the same has happened with Outlander: Vikings Vs Aliens. We all know what the monster is and the film hasn’t even been released yet. Oh, and if you don’t know what the monster looks like have a look at the trailer: http://liveforfilm.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html …oops, sorry did I spoil it for you? Damn. Wasn’t my fault, sorry.
That’s my main bitch in a nut shell. These days Hollywood wrecks most of its films during the hype period. Take the new Hulk movie. I’m a huge comic book to movie fan, but I haven’t gone to see the new Hulk movie because er… I’ve seen it. I’ve seen it in the commercials for the movie. I know exactly what’s in store. There are are no surprises!
Enough of this whining I hear you call. Ok ok, I’m sorry. My review of Cloverfield viewed in HD over cable is very positive. I really enjoyed it for the romp it was. I actually got drawn into the social issues in the 15 minutes before the shit hit the fan. And that’s why I enjoyed it overall: I cared about the characters. I was worried about them. I found myself wondering if I would have gone back for my loved ones… well yes I reckon I would actually but another question would be: would I have followed my best bro to go back for his girl? Ya see that’s a toughy… because that was a big fuckin scary monster and it was kicking the shit out of New York. Yep and everybody was dying. The film made me think of stuff like this whilst also providing the eye candy of a block buster. And, ok yes, the realism worked. It just should have been at 60 frames a second dammit!
7.5/10 Cloverfield crushes Godzilla
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Posted by LiveFor on July 16, 2008
I’m still liking the look of this. It has a definite Predator, Lord of the Rings vibe going to it. Here’s a second trailer which shows a bit more if the beastie.
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Posted by LiveFor on July 12, 2008
During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan (James Caviezel), a man from a
far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known
as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence
committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing
his advanced technology with the Viking’s Iron Age weaponry.
This sounds bloody brilliant. I remember reading about the whole Vikings vs Aliens thing months ago and thought it was a great idea but didn’t think anything would come of it, or if it did it would be a great big pile of steaming Biffness. However, I’ve watched the trailer now and it looks solid. Plus it stars Jesus Christ himself, James Caviezel (who , according to Variety, has signed up to play Number Six in a remake of The Prisoner alongside Sir Ian McKellan) along with John Hurt and Ron Perlman (The Prof and Big Red together again). It’s directed by Howard McCain who did a film back in 1994 called No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn I kid you not.
I’m still looking forward to Outlander though and the official site has some good photos to wet your appetite even more. Not sure when it is exactly out, Ron Perlman in a recent interview said, “I don’t know what’s going on with Outlander. Outlander was supposed to come out last March, and I don’t know why it didn’t. I can’t get any kind of answer as to what the status of it is.”
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