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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ShoWest Footage

Posted by LiveFor on April 18, 2009

Michael Bay has posted the entire ShoWest presentation he put together of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen footage, featuring a full 2-minute scene and a montage of clips with our first look at Devastator.

It does look good – starts off a bit cheesy but gets better.

Source: First Showing

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Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland logo, the Tron logo and The King of the Elves based on a Philip K Dick short story

Posted by LiveFor on April 16, 2009

Disney had a presentation at ShoWest recently and had a whole host of logos and release dates on show. Thanks to Pam for sending me the above pic.

Of interest is the logo for Alice in Wonderland in the center along with Toy Story 3. The new Tron (was Tron 2) logo in the 2011/2012 column.
Don’t think I have heard anything about the Newt, Rapunzel and The Bear and the Bow, but they all sound good. King of the Elves looks very interesting as, according to IMDB, it is based on a story by Philip K Dick. Wasn’t aware of any such story, but a quick look on Wikipedia tells me the following:

Based on Philip K. Dick‘s 1953 short story fantasy King of the Elves, the film is about a band of elves and one dwarf living in the modern-day Mississippi Delta who name a local man their king after he helps save them from an evil troll

Sounds cool.

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Men in Black 3 is moving forward

Posted by LiveFor on April 2, 2009

The ShoWest annual convention was kicked off in Las Vegas yesterday and a big bit of news has come forward from the convention floor today. Collider is reporting that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a third Men In Black film.

The announcement was made at the Sony presentation by Rory Bruer, president of Sony Worldwide Distribution, who also mentioned the studio was currently working on Ghostbusters 3 and Spider-Man 4 right now.

It was said that Bruer did mention the year 2011 in regards to the film, but it wasn’t clear if that was when they were targeting these three films for release or not.

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Thoughts on the G.I. Joe and Sherlock Holmes Footage at ShoWest

Posted by LiveFor on April 1, 2009

The good folks over at First Showing have seen some footage of various films at ShoWest in Las Vegas. Here is a snippet of what they thought of a couple of them.

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

Essentially, what I saw was a super charged mix of high tech bio suits, lasers, futuristic military vehicles, guns of every type, jumping, dodging, spinning, bio-gadgetry, and whimsical technology that we only see in movies. And this isn’t a good thing. Everybody remembers The Mummy Returns, also directed by Stephen Sommers, and how they just threw in everything they could into that to beef it up and it made it so damn cheesy? Some sort of thing here, except that instead of mummies, we’ve got Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans wearing ridiculous-looking armored suits with helmets that emulate the Iron Man visor.

Sherlock Holmes

The first thing you need to know is that this isn’t the Sherlock Holmes you know… It a funky way, it’s kind of like if Snatch were about a British detective from the 1800s, which is exactly what it is, thanks to Guy Ritchie writing and directing. The reaction didn’t seem to be overly positive, at least coming from a few other writers that I know. It is a bit of a shock at first, because it’s such a big departure from expectations, and I hope most people still like it.

But is it good? To be honest, I enjoyed it, it looked very fun. I’m not expecting anything incredible, and although I do really appreciate Guy Ritchie (I loved both Snatch and even RocknRolla), I wasn’t expecting a new Guy Ritchie classic like Snatch. Honestly, I’m just expecting a good popcorn flick, which is exactly what it looks like. The first big shocker is that this looks like a buddy comedy, not a serious movie, with some really zany British humor that may really turn off quite a few people. But of course, you’ll all get your own taste of that whenever you get to see this trailer, and can judge for yourself whether it works or not.

Then I remember that it’s Robert Downey Jr., in that signature top hat, with his signature pipe, and with six pack abs and no shirt (in one scene where he’s boxing another guy), kicking some serious ass, and I’m reminded why I actually still am looking forward to this.

Interesting stuff. I get the feeling G.I. Joe will be a cheese fest with a couple of cool bits thrown in and Sherlock Holmes will split opinion right down the middle. I think it will all depend if you are a fan of Guy Ritchie’s previous films.

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