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Law Abiding Citizen / Team Fortress mashup

Posted by LiveFor on April 5, 2010

An amazing piece of work here. They’ve taken the Engineer from Team Fortress and put him in place of Gerard Butler in Law Abiding Citizen. Which one do you prefer?



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Stephen King’s Top 10 films of 2009

Posted by LiveFor on January 7, 2010

I do like a bit of King. True, many of the film adaptions of his books have been poor, but then you get The Shining, The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption. I got Under the Dome for Christmas so looking forward to starting that.

As usual (check out his faves of 2008) King has listed his top films of the year over at EW and here is the list:

1. The Hurt Locker – Bomb disposal is one of the great staples of war movies, but it has never been depicted in such terrifying detail as it is here. Locker is more than suspenseful, however. Director Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break), who has explored the destructive impulses of young men before, outdoes herself in this perfectly honed drama that speaks to the addictive attractions of risk and violence. Want to know why it’s so easy for the pols to feed the war machine? Look here for answers.

2. The Last House on the Left – Easily the most brilliant remake of the decade, and not just because the 1972 original was such a crapfest. This beautifully photographed — but hard to watch — movie is the standard by which all horror/suspense films should be judged: The acting is superior (Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul is especially fine), the story makes sense, and, most importantly, Last House’s moral compass points to true north. We don’t want these creeps back for six or eight sequels; they are monsters, and we want them dead. This film is on par with The Silence of the Lambs.

3. The Road – Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the apocalypse comes to the screen with all its spare and deadly beauty intact. It’s often painful to watch (at my screening I actually heard the projectionist sobbing as the film neared its end), but Viggo Mortensen’s performance as the dedicated father is Oscar bait.

4. Disgrace – John Malkovich shines as an arrogant Cape Town professor who exiles himself to his daughter’s farm rather than apologize for his sexual excesses with a student. He is forced to reevaluate his behavior after his daughter is raped. The scenery is gorgeous, and the story — sorrowful but never sentimental — is hypnotic.

5. The Reader – I know, it was released in 2008, but my lists go from December to December, and it would be criminal to leave out this wrenching exploration of guilt and atonement. Kate Winslet’s Hanna Schmitz was the best performance I saw all year.

6. District 9 – This quasi (not to mention queasy) documentary sci-fi pic is a clever parable about the price of racial prejudice, but what really struck me about it was how the special effects served the story, rather than the other way around. If 2012 is good cheese, then District 9 is a fine wine.

7. Law Abiding Citizen – The outraged husband and father decides to punish the baddies himself when the wimpish legal system won’t: Yeah, yeah, we’ve seen it all before, but this version’s script is wound tight and clever enough to draw blood.

8. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – Director Tony Scott’s most lucid and suspenseful movie. The real pleasure here is watching John Travolta’s balls-to-the-wall star turn as the villainous Ryder (called Mr. Blue and played by Robert Shaw in the 1974 version). This makes Public Enemies look pretty tame

9. Fantastic Mr Fox – A screwball comedy that just happens to be animated.

10. 2012 – No filmgoing diet is complete without some cheese, and this throwback to the great disaster movies of the ’70s (Earthquake, The Towering Inferno) amply filled the bill.

A few different films to most other lists. What do you think of his list?

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Law Abiding Citizen – Trailer for Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on August 14, 2009

It tells the story of a man played by Gerard Butler whose house is invaded one night. He’s tied up while his wife and daughter are murdered.

Come time for the court case though there are a few complications, and in order to get the death penalty for one of them the other has to go free. The deal is made, the law system and those behind it are happy.

The father and husband is not. He has revenge in his heart and he has the means to do it. So he ensures the execution is messy and grabs the second man to enact his own revenge, that’s when the police arrest him.

However it’s not over. People involved in the deal are being murdered one by one and the lawyer who brokered the deal, played by Jamie Foxx, is in line too.
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Open Your Mind! – Total Recall remake gets a writer

Posted by LiveFor on June 3, 2009

Lately it seems that all we are getting from Hollywood is remake after remake. This post does nothing to change that trend.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, Ultraviolet) has signed on to write the remake of Total Recall for Columbia Pictures.

The original, which was based off the book “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Phillip K. Dick, starred Schwarzenegger as a man haunted by visions of Mars and, after getting a virtual Mars vacation from a company called Rekall, goes to Mars himself to fight with rebels trying to win back control of the air supply.

Neil H. Moritz is producing the remake and, although plot details weren’t given on the remake, it was said to be a, “contemporized adaptation.” Wimmer also wrote the upcoming films Law Abiding Citizen and Salt, which is currently filming.

Again, I don’t really see the need for a remake of this film, but what do I know.

As it looks like it is going ahead who do you want to see get their ass to Mars in the lead role?

Discuss in the forum or leave a comment below.

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The Random

Posted by LiveFor on October 13, 2008

Ain’t It Cool News has reported that director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) has quit the Law Abiding Citizen production. There is no word on who will replace him. Gerard Butler will star as a successful assistant D.A. who finds himself at the center of a vigilante plot hatched by a traumatized victim of the legal system, played by Jamie Foxx.

Carla Gugino is set to join Every Day, starring opposite Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt in the drama written by Richard Levine, who will also make his feature directing debut.
According to Variety, Schreiber and Hunt play a married couple in turmoil as he plods along as the unsatisfied writer of a semi-pornographic TV show. Gugino plays a sexy colleague who propositions him, creating a crisis that strains his marriage to the breaking point.

Fox 2000 has picked up rights and is teaming with Ridley Scott to adapt Joe Haldeman’s 1974 science fiction novel The Forever War. According to Variety, Scott intended to follow Blade Runner and Alien with The Forever War, but rights complications delayed his plans for more than two decades.”I first pursued ‘Forever War’ 25 years ago, and the book has only grown more timely and relevant since,” Scott said. “It’s a science-fiction epic, a bit of ‘The Odyssey’ by way of ‘Blade Runner,’ built upon a brilliant, disorienting premise.” The book revolves around a soldier who battles an enemy in deep space for only a few months, only to return home to a planet he doesn’t recognize some 20 years later, Scott said.
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