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The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on March 6, 2010

While on holiday, nine close friends discover a long-hidden, archaic board game in a stately Victorian home on a remote island in Maine. By playing the game, they unleash an ancient evil that brings out the worst in each of them. Rage, jealousy, greed, hatred, and lust boil over and, over the course of one terrifying night, the friends start to turn on each other in a deadly way. The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond is a supernatural horror film that explores what happens when we face our darkest secrets.

Stars Robert Patrick, Danielle Harris, James Duvall.

Out on 9th April 2010.

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Guy Fawkes Night everyone

Posted by LiveFor on November 5, 2009


Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot…

Be careful with the fireworks.

Hmm, Hugo Weaving wore a mask for the whole of this film. Would he make a good Judge Dredd?

Oh and remember, remember the flux capacitor was invented on this day.

Happy Birthday to Sam Rockwell, Famke Janssen, Corin Nemec, Robert Patrick, Armin Shimerman, Tilda Swinton and whoever else had a birthday today.

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The Transforminators – Big Robots vs Smaller Robots

Posted by LiveFor on May 22, 2009

The words Awesome and Hell and Yeah come to mind when watching this. Sprinkle with a load of !!!!! and there you have it. A great mash-up of Terminator and Transformers.

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Terminator Salvation – Early review sounds promising

Posted by LiveFor on May 18, 2009

Some early screenings of Terminator Salvation have taken place and it sounds like the trailers and footage we have seen so far have been bang on the money. This looks like it could be great.

Variety had this to say about it – Possible spoilers ahead:

McG exhibits an unexpected flair for the dreadful, abrupt and awesome. What we get here — which was perhaps missing on the relatively sunny mental landscapes of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” — is a sense of real horror: When humans are snatched up like Cheez-Doodles by skyscraper-sized Go-bots, there’s no slo-mo relief or stalling. Stuff happens as it might were the world actually overtaken by demonic appliances.

Christian Bale, playing the “prophesized leader of the Resistance” John Connor, may have traded in the Batman body armor for “Road Warrior”-style outerwear, but one thing hasn’t changed: He is, once again, a movie star playing second fiddle. Heath Ledger stole “The Dark Knight” away from him and Sam Worthington (who will appear in Cameron’s “Avatar” this Christmas) heists “Terminator Salvation” from Bale, for the most ironical of reasons: In a movie that poses man against machine, Worthington’s cyborg is the far more human character.

As a steel-beaded logo of Warner Bros. fades away, Marcus (Worthington), on death row for an unexplained crime, gets an 11th-hour visit from Dr. Serena Kogan (Helena Bonham Carter), who wears the headscarf and pallor of a terminal cancer patient. She wants Marcus’ body — literally. She wants to turn him into a cyborg.

Wracked with guilt, resigned to his execution, Marcus agrees to sign the release in exchange for a kiss. “So that’s what death tastes like,” he says, as she leaves him to his lethal injection.

This is not your governator’s “Terminator.”

Bale, meanwhile, playing the adult version of the hero-to-be portrayed by Edward Furlong (“Terminator 2) and Nick Stahl (“Terminator 3”), is as purposeful and furious as anyone played by Arnold Schwarzenegger or Robert Patrick. One suspects he’s been studying Linda Hamilton in “Terminator 2,” although — let’s face it — this is serious business. It’s 2018. Skynet — the “aware” machine — has all but accomplished its self-appointed mission of destroying the threat of people.

But pockets of rebellion continue to operate even if, as in the case of a charred and rubble-strewn Los Angeles, the local contingent consists of just two kids: Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) and the mute/cute Star (Jadagrace).

Kyle — given a slightly geeky and perfectly plausible portrayal by Yelchin (“Star Trek”) — will grow up to father John Connor after being sent into the future to meet Sarah Connor (if you haven’t followed the “Terminator” time line, this is no time to be catching up).

Thus, he has to be preserved. So does John, given that it’s been predicted since 1984 that he’ll be the one to save the world. There’s a lot at stake.

McG’s direction is always intelligent. (He does seem to have a thing for “The Great Escape,” which is referenced several times.) The script by John Brancato and Michael Ferris occasionally goes off the rails. Certainly, their insertion of an existential dilemma for Marcus — “I need to find out who did this to me,” he says, his chrome-plated plumbing having been exposed to the open air — feels very late-inning.

And the obligatory borrowing from the previous movies (“Come with me if you want to live,” “I’ll be back …”) tend to upset the mood created within McG’s bleached-out world, which is very deliberate and doesn’t need the comic relief.

There are great bits though: The thrashing, centipede-like, killer-snake thingie, which has the personality of a wolverine, is a neat invention. So are the biker Terminators, which molt like malignant pinecones off their towering mother ‘bot. A Schwarzenegger lookalike — it isn’t clear whether it’s the ex-actor CGI’d or a complete fabrication — is funny, but in this case apt.

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McG talks about Terminator 5

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2009


Terminator Salvation gets closer each day and we will finally get to see some of the War with Machines that has been mentioned since the very first film.

McG has a great interview with FilmJournal about the new film.

Toughness was crucial for the movie because, as McG is fond of saying, Terminator Salvation is, at heart, a war film. Set several years following the events of Judgment Day—when the machines rose up against their creators and launched a nuclear attack that transformed the world into the kind of apocalyptic wasteland described in Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road (which McG cites as a major influence)—the movie follows the initial attempts of humanity’s designated savior John Connor (Bale) to assert himself as the leader of the resistance movement. “I always like a becoming story, so I wanted to see the becoming of John Connor,” McG says of the film’s narrative arc. “When we meet him, he is not yet the leader of the resistance. You have to figure that when he first crawled out of the mountain—after the radioactivity had cleared to the degree where it was safe to populate the surface of the Earth—who would listen to him? I’m sure there would be other survivors who said, ‘Fuck you, kid, get in line.’ So he has to earn it every step of the way.”

I love the fact he mentions The Road as an inspiration for the look of the film. McG then goes on to talk about the war that has so often been mentioned.

Rather than restrict the action to green-screen-lined soundstages, many of the film’s biggest sequences were shot in the New Mexico desert and favor practical special effects—including real explosions and bullets—over CGI. “I wanted all of the action based in reality with a respect for physics and I wanted it to have a tactile reality for the audience. That’s why we did so much practically, to really convey the difficulty of a world under duress. I didn’t want clean, shiny Logan’s Run Terminators. I wanted Children of Men/Mad Max Terminators.”

The more realistic action scenes should give the film a real gritty tough look all in keeping with the Terminator future.

The most interesting part of the interview in my mind is when McG goes onto describe what he would like to see in the fifth installment of the franchise.

McG is already looking ahead to the next chapter in what the studio hopes will be another trilogy. “I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.”

How good does that sound?

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McG talks about Terminator 5

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2009


Terminator Salvation gets closer each day and we will finally get to see some of the War with Machines that has been mentioned since the very first film.

McG has a great interview with FilmJournal about the new film.

Toughness was crucial for the movie because, as McG is fond of saying, Terminator Salvation is, at heart, a war film. Set several years following the events of Judgment Day—when the machines rose up against their creators and launched a nuclear attack that transformed the world into the kind of apocalyptic wasteland described in Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road (which McG cites as a major influence)—the movie follows the initial attempts of humanity’s designated savior John Connor (Bale) to assert himself as the leader of the resistance movement. “I always like a becoming story, so I wanted to see the becoming of John Connor,” McG says of the film’s narrative arc. “When we meet him, he is not yet the leader of the resistance. You have to figure that when he first crawled out of the mountain—after the radioactivity had cleared to the degree where it was safe to populate the surface of the Earth—who would listen to him? I’m sure there would be other survivors who said, ‘Fuck you, kid, get in line.’ So he has to earn it every step of the way.”

I love the fact he mentions The Road as an inspiration for the look of the film. McG then goes on to talk about the war that has so often been mentioned.

Rather than restrict the action to green-screen-lined soundstages, many of the film’s biggest sequences were shot in the New Mexico desert and favor practical special effects—including real explosions and bullets—over CGI. “I wanted all of the action based in reality with a respect for physics and I wanted it to have a tactile reality for the audience. That’s why we did so much practically, to really convey the difficulty of a world under duress. I didn’t want clean, shiny Logan’s Run Terminators. I wanted Children of Men/Mad Max Terminators.”

The more realistic action scenes should give the film a real gritty tough look all in keeping with the Terminator future.

The most interesting part of the interview in my mind is when McG goes onto describe what he would like to see in the fifth installment of the franchise.

McG is already looking ahead to the next chapter in what the studio hopes will be another trilogy. “I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.”

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Lonely Street – Trailer for a film starring Elvis and a character called Bubbha…haven’t we heard this one before?

Posted by LiveFor on April 28, 2009

Nope, this isn’t Bubba Ho-Tep. This is something a little different.

Bubba may not be Albuquerque’s most successful private detective, operating from a seedy Motor Inn on Route 66 amid hookers and dope dealers, but when a man named J.G hires him as a bodyguard to protect a visiting celebrity from an overzealous fan, Bubba sees it as easy money. Easy until the celebrity seems to be the living Elvis – determined to keep a low profile – and the fan turns out to be a sleazy tabloid reporter – determined to break the story that the King is still alive. Bubba’s predicament grows darker when the reporter winds up dead in a motel room, and Bubba becomes the number one suspect after the King and J.G. skip town.

Directed by Peter Ettinger.

Starring Ernie Hudson, Jay Mohr, Joe Mantegna and Robert Patrick

Lonely Street is due out on

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Lonely Street – Trailer for a film starring Elvis and a character called Bubbha…haven’t we heard this one before?

Posted by LiveFor on April 28, 2009

Nope, this isn’t Bubba Ho-Tep. This is something a little different.

Bubba may not be Albuquerque’s most successful private detective, operating from a seedy Motor Inn on Route 66 amid hookers and dope dealers, but when a man named J.G hires him as a bodyguard to protect a visiting celebrity from an overzealous fan, Bubba sees it as easy money. Easy until the celebrity seems to be the living Elvis – determined to keep a low profile – and the fan turns out to be a sleazy tabloid reporter – determined to break the story that the King is still alive. Bubba’s predicament grows darker when the reporter winds up dead in a motel room, and Bubba becomes the number one suspect after the King and J.G. skip town.

Directed by Peter Ettinger.

Starring Ernie Hudson, Jay Mohr, Joe Mantegna and Robert Patrick

Lonely Street is due out on

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