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You Again – Trailer featuring Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Chenoweth, Odette Yustman, and Betty White

Posted by LiveFor on May 5, 2010

No matter how old you are, you never get over high school. Successful PR pro Marni (KRISTEN BELL) heads home for her older brother’s (JIMMY WOLK) wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis (ODETTE YUSTMAN), who’s conveniently forgotten all the rotten things she did so many years ago. Then the bride’s jet-setting aunt (SIGOURNEY WEAVER) bursts in and Marni’s not-so-jet-setting mom (JAMIE LEE CURTIS) comes face to face with her own high school rival. The claws come out and old wounds are opened in this crazy comedy about what happens when you’re reunited with the one person you’d like to forget

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UPDATED: Ridley Scott talks about the Alien prequel – Space Jockey, Giger and more

Posted by LiveFor on April 23, 2010

If you didn’t know (where have you been), Ridley Scott is returning to the daddy of all space horror films with his prequel to Alien.

Until now we knew nothing about the plot and it was all rumours and guesses. Now Scott has had a chat with MTV about what, and who, we will see in the film. Yes that does include the Space Jockey.

“It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley], it’s fundamentally about going out to find out ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair. Remember that?”

“[The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life,” he explained. “Weyland hasn’t joined Yutani yet, so they go and see Weyland,” Scott said.

“Well, the main character [in the prequel] will be a woman, yeah,” he revealed. “We’re thinking it could go down that route, yeah. When I started the original ‘Alien,’ Ripley wasn’t a woman, it was a guy. During casting, we thought, ‘Why don’t we make it a woman?'”

Turns out he thinks the original Alien designs are looking a little worn out, but Scott is already giving serious thought to collaborating with Giger again on a redesign.

“Yeah, he’s still around. Once I get more serious and get going, and the big wheels start turning, we’ll certainly talk. And maybe we’ll come up with something completely different.”

Sounds promising doesn’t it and if it has just half the greatness of the original then we are in for a treat. Made up we will find out more about the Space Jockey.

UPDATE: Collider spoke to Ridley Scott who confirmed that there would be two prequels and that he would be shooting in 3D.

What do you want to see in an Alien prequel? Will Lance Henriksen be in it as a another Wayland character?

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Avatar, 2009 – Movie Review by LFF

Posted by LiveFor on December 21, 2009

Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguea, Giovanni Ribisi, Wes Studi

Score: 8 / 10 – Visuals: 10 / 10

This review by me.

I have just got back from watching Avatar with my 11 year old son. My first response is that it is mind blowing stuff.

Previously, I had been worried that the weakest link was the story. It looked as if it was something we had seen many times before – Ferngully, Dances With Wolves, Battle for Terra and many other Westerns showing the white man being a bastard to the natives mixed in with some tree hugging hippy crap (although I dig the tree hugging hippy crap). After watching the film, yes it is exactly like that. You know the beats of the tale within moments. Who will live, who will die, the reason they showed that bit etc. I envy my son seeing it at the age of 11 before he becomes more aware and jaded of the few plotlines Hollywood use.

However, like other reviews I have read, it just doesn’t matter that you know the story. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if they used such a familiar story deliberately. The reason being is that you don’t have to worry about keeping pace with who is doing what to whom, instead you can just enjoy the ride and gaze in shock and awe at the amazing visuals in front of you.

That is what Cameron has done with this film. He has pushed the boundaries of what 3D can do and uses it as a proper filmaking tool – no deliberate nods to the technology with things flying out at you for no reason – It is there with the lighting, CGI, sound and everything else. This gives such a depth to what you are seeing and makes you almost believe it is real.

I won’t go into the whos, hows and whys as you will no doubt already know. I will say this though. Following Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) as he gets to the Pandora is a great way of getting you used to the 3D. By the time he has tried on the Avatar for the first time you are there with him and, as my son said as we left the cinema, you really felt as if you were on Pandora. It leaves you wanting to see more of the place.

The acting is spot on as well. Everyone does exactly what they are supposed to do and you buy into the characters as well. Having Worthington works so well as he is, currently, still an unknown face so you dig his character so much quicker that way. On a side note some of the best effects on the human side of things are when you see his paralysed legs that have suffered muscle wastage. So well done.

Stephen Lang as the big bad of the piece, Colonel Miles Quaritch, takes what is basically a two dimensional villain all the way up to 11. He snarls, growls and takes no prisoners. He’s so tough he goes out into the Pandora atmosphere that is poisonous to humans and holds his breath to get the job done.

Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver and the rest of the human faces do it all well, but again you have seen all their characters before in different films with different faces.

Those actors playing the Na’Vi are all amazing and it is here that the technology behind it really shows. You really do feel they are real (by the end of it you almost think the human characters are the CG). Their skin, movements, but most of all their eyes hold so much life (take note Zemeckis). Zoe Saldana is Neytiri is just sublime – the looks she gives as she goes from hating Jake to respecting and then loving him are a superb performance.

Pandora itself is equally amazing. They created a living, breathing ecosystem and there is just so much life in it. You start trying to figure out how this relates to that. The big creatures you see all have a similar look in that you could see how they have evolved or are related to each other.

The set pieces are eye catching and well thought out with the big battle at the end a joy to watch.

I could go on but it is late.

Basically, go and see it at the cinema in 3D. Even if you aren’t a lover of sci-fi go see it. It is one of those events or raising of the bar that you need to be a part of. Some of you will hate the story and pick holes in it – it will be very easy to do – but just watch, enjoy and soak it all in.

It’s not often a movie comes along like this. Still not sure how the mountains float though.

8 / 10 as a whole due to the story being what it is, but the performances pull it up a few points. The visuals and viewing experience in 3D I give 10 / 10. I will see it again, but I do wonder how repeated viewing will make me feel about the film. I can also imagine that watching it on blu-ray will also be quite disappointing.

Let me know what you thought of the film in the comments below.

Avatar (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) – Amazon.com
Avatar (DVD + Blu-ray) – Amazon.co.uk

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Avatar – Hasn’t James Cameron already made that film?

Posted by LiveFor on December 18, 2009

Ah so it looks as if Aliens was a test run for Avatar!

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Avatar, 2009 – Quick Movie Review – “Dances with Smurfs”

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Wes Studi

This short yet excellent review by Andy M who has just been to see it with Jinja.

Just watched Dances with Smurfs! It was good… as in, it wasn’t shite!

It was Dances with Wolves. Saying that I didn’t come out feeling I’d been ripped off!

All in all a good film.. Nothing too special apart from the CGI which was mind blowing, but all in all satisfying!

CGI 11/10
Story 7/10
Enjoyment 8/10
Predictability 100/10

If they could have watered down the cheese slightly at the end I’d have given it an 8, but on the whole it is a 7 from me.

I’m probably not giving the movie enough credit to be honest, Cameron has really but his soul into it. It looks beautiful.

It’s a pity the story was so predictable, but I am quite a grumpy old man when it comes to films these days! I expect perfection!

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Ghostbusters 3 – Sigourney Weaver has some spoilers about the third film

Posted by LiveFor on December 13, 2009

Below is an interesting interview with Sigourney Weaver. Apparantly she has read the script for the third installment (although I still thought it was being written and nothing had been locked down).

I’m not going to say what she said as, if true, they are major spoilers. Have a watch if you want, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. Of course she does say they may happen so nothing is set in stone.


If you want to discuss what she says about it I’ve set up a place to speak about it in the Forum.

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Avatar Featurette – Thenator (that’s one of the alien beasties)

Posted by LiveFor on November 25, 2009

more about "Avatar Featurette – Thenator", posted with vodpod

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Ghostbusters 3 – Ivan Reitman can direct it if he wants to

Posted by LiveFor on October 9, 2009

Ghostbusters2slimeBustin’ must make film director / producer Ivan Reitman feel good.

Why? Well he directed the first two Ghostbusters film and now Bloody Disgusting “have straight up confirmed, 100%, without a shadow of a doubt” that Ivan father of Jason is in fact attached to direct Ghostbusters 3.

You know what Bloody Disgusting? I am ready to believe you.

However he hasn’t decided whether or not he really wants to direct, yet.

Apparently, the sequel takes place when the paranormal researchers “reopen” their ghost removal service after it has been closed for quite a few years. As previously reported, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver have all confirmed their involvement.

The previous plot was rumoured to have a younger Ghostbusters crew taking over the business. I am not sure if that is still the case, and I would much rather see the old gang back together again for more than just an extended cameo.

As to Ivan Reitman directing the third one I am just not sure. His last film Super Ex-Girlfriend was not so good but Evolution was okay. I personally feel a director with a different set of skills may be better, but what do I know.

I just hope Ramis and Aykroyd can get in shape for the film. No one wants to see a chubby Spengler!

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Paul – First look at Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in their alien film

Posted by LiveFor on September 25, 2009

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This is our first glimpse of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in character for Greg Mottola’s Paul.

PAUL is a comedy about two sci-fi geeks who embark upon a pilgrimage in a RV to the center of America’s UFO heartland: Nevada’s infamous Area 51. While in the middle of that desert, the two friends encounter a fugitive alien by the name of Paul. Somewhat reluctantly, they embark upon an adventure that will change not just their lives forever, but also the lives of the friends and enemies they encounter along the way.

The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver,Blythe Danner, Jason Bateman, Jo Lo Truglio, Bill Hader, Dave Koechner and John Caroll Lynch. Finally, there’s the alien, Paul, who is motion captured by Seth Rogen.

I love the above image. It really gets across a feeling of mystery, comedy and weirdness. Can’t wait to see some footage from it.

Source: /film

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Avatar – Sigourney Weaver as a Na’Vi

Posted by LiveFor on August 26, 2009

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The excellent Market Saw blog posted these scans from the latest issue of Empire magazine.

They show what Sigourney Weaver’s Na’Vi Avatar looks like in James Cameron’s new film.

What do you think of Ripley’s new look?

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