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We Love the Aughties: An End-of-Decade Clip Party, Part One

Posted by LiveFor on January 1, 2010

This is a great video essay by Matt Zoller Seitz of The L Magazine looking back at the last decade of film.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Cinema 2009 – A video tribute to the past year

Posted by LiveFor on December 30, 2009

1 Year, 342 Movies, 12 Months of hard work, 7 Minutes.

A great mashup by Kees van Dijkhuizen of many of the past years films.

I am sure there will be many more of these kind of montage mashup things over the next week or two (this was a good one for the films of 2009).

You can also check out my top 10 films of 2008 here.

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Black Dynamite is almost with us

Posted by LiveFor on October 9, 2009

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What do you think?

Posted by LiveFor on August 2, 2009

It has been just over 24 hours since the original Live for Films site was taken down by google for reasons still unknown. Needless to say I am still a little upset about losing over a years worth of posts (just over 5000 posts in total).

Still onwards and upwards and today has been my birthday so I have been terribly spoilt by my lovely family.

The question now is what do you think about the news version of Live for Films? Do you like the layout, content, etc. Are there any other word press themes you feel would be better suited?

Any feedback you have would be splendid.

Thanks for reading and apologies for the sudden change. Just wish I could give an explanation as to what it was all about.

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Holy Imaginary White Rabbit – Spielberg to direct a remake of Harvey

Posted by LiveFor on August 2, 2009

harveyI never saw this one coming. Steven Spielberg was last busy at work shooting the 3D motion capture animated version of Tintin with Peter Jackson.

Now, according to /film, Spielberg’s next film will be an adaption of Mary Chase’s play Harvey for 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks.

If the name sounds familiar that is because it was originally made into the classic film starring James Stewart as the friendly drunk who’s best friend is a six foot three and one half inch tall rabbit who may or may not be imaginary.

It is a classic film and one of the ones I remember watching a good few times as I was growing up (along with It’s A Wonderful Life, The Thief of Baghdad, The Italian Job and many more).

Spielberg released the following statement in a press release:

“I am very happy to be working again with my friend Tom Rothman who shepherded us through ‘Minority Report,’ and with Elizabeth and Carla, who I’m looking forward to collaborating with,” said Spielberg. “DreamWorks has experienced a creative and profitable relationship with Twentieth Century Fox in the past, and I look forward to renewing that time together.”

Jonathan Tropper (The Book of Joe, Everything Changes, How to Talk to a Widower) has written the new adaptation. No actors have been officially cast, but pre-production will begin immediately, with Speilberg, Dreamworks, and Fox hoping to begin shooting very early 2010.

As I said at the beginning I never saw this one coming and I do find the news surprising. Don’t get me wrong I love the original film, but I just never saw it being remade.

The question is who could they cast to take the role best played by James Stewart? Tom Hanks seems the likeliest but I think it maybe someone you wouldn’t expect.

How do you feel about the news and who should star in the remake?

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I Sell the Dead – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on August 2, 2009

istdpostweb19th century justice has finally caught up with two of the craftiest grave robbers in town. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, body-snatcher Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan / LORD OF THE RINGS, Lost) tells his life story to the peculiar Father Francis Duffy (Ron Perlman / HELLBOY, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN). Before long, Arthur spills the beans on how he got started in the grim corpse peddling usiness with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden / WENDIGO THE LAST WINTER, HABIT). As the whisky flows Arthurs tales get stranger and stranger. From their graveyard discoveries of vampires and zombies to tales of vicious gang rivalries with the infamous House of Murphy, Arthurs confessions are the stuff of legend! Whether pillaging in fog drenched grave yards or plotting on blood soaked coast lines, Grimes and Blake leave no graves unturned. Their colorful and peculiar history is one filled with adventure, horror, and mayhem that threaten to drag all involved down into the very graves theyre trying to pilfer.

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Thundercats – Concept Art

Posted by LiveFor on August 2, 2009

MovieLine have some wonderful images based on the script, written by Paul Sopocy which was to follow Lion-O’s origin myth from young cub to his anointment as Lord of the ThunderCats, and was to be directed by veteran art director Jerry O’Flaherty.

Movieline has obtained O’Flaherty’s never-before-seen Thundercats concept art, demonstrating just how gorgeous and ambitious his vision for this production is.

No word on what is going to happen and if this will even see the light of day, but they sure are pretty. Above is Lion-O and below is Mumm-Ra’s pyramid.thunder1

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel show us your concept art

Posted by LiveFor on August 2, 2009

Old school animation seems to be on the rise again. Disney Animation has revealed five new concept art photos for the animated musical Rapunzel, which is due out in November 2010.rapunzel5
It will feature the voices of Reese Witherspoon, David Schwimmer, Matthew Gary Gubler, Kristin Chenoweth, Dan Fogler, and Grey DeLisle.rapunzel4Personally I think it looks absolutely beautiful.

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Symbol – What is that sticking out of the wall?

Posted by LiveFor on August 2, 2009

A Japanese man wakes up alone in a brightly illuminated white room with no windows or doors. When he presses a mysteriously phallic protuberance that appears on one wall, a pink toothbrush materializes from nowhere, clattering to the floor and setting in motion a genuinely bizarre chain of events. Soon the imprisoned man is engaged in absurd and hilarious attempts to escape the gleaming room, releasing random objects from the walls, creating a life sized mouse trap game in which a rope, a toilet plunger and an earthenware jug full of sushi might just be the keys to his escape. Meanwhile, in a dusty town, a green masked Mexican wrestler known as Escargot Man prepares for an important match. His family gathers around him, worried about his seeming impassivity before battle.

Does that sound odd enough for you? The beginning sounds like a surreal version of Old Boy. This is directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto, writer/director of the awesomely weird Big Man Japan.

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Minus 8 – Watch out! The Robo-Monster will get you

Posted by LiveFor on August 2, 2009

Winter. New Haven Hydro-facility. Nine hydro-workers start to perish one-by-one soon after they arrive. They are being hunted by a ruthless killer who doesn’t want them to leave the area alive. As the temperature drop, and supplies run low…the remaining men try to survive or die trying. From the electrifying opening to jaw-dropping ending…MINUS 8 is a crescendo of action, suspense and surprises.

What do you make of that?

Source: Quiet Earth

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