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Burning Palms – Poster for dark ensemble comedy

Posted by LiveFor on April 30, 2010

A subversive tale interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate.

The film stars Shannen Doherty, Dylan McDermott, Zoe Saldana, Lake Bell, Nick Stahl, Paz Vega, Adriana Barraza, Colleen Camp, Jamie Chung, Robert Hoffman, Peter Macdissi, Emily Meade, Anson Mount, Rosamund Pike, Austin Williams and Tom Wright. Directed by Christopher B. Landon.

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Death at a Funeral – Poster and trailer

Posted by LiveFor on April 22, 2010

Still find it crazy that they remade the 2007 film, but there you go. It is a classic british style farce and here is what happens when Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence have a go at it.

Made up Peter Dinklage is playing the same character from the original and James Marsden can be surprisingly funny. Danny Glove is always cool. Have a look at the trailer.

It is out in the UK and Ireland on 2nd June.

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The Losers – Interview with Zoe Saldana

Posted by LiveFor on April 11, 2010

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The Losers – Zoe Saldana and Jeffrey Dean Morgan get a bit saucy

Posted by LiveFor on February 9, 2010

As previously reported, The Losers is the adaptoin of the Vertigo Comic by Andy Diggle and Jock.

It tells the story of a covert-ops team for the CIA who are betrayed by their handler Max (Jason Patric) while on a search-and-destroy mission in Bolivia.

The team – comprising of Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Clay), Idris Elba (Roque), Oscar Jaenada (Cougar), Columbus Short (Pooch) and Chris Evans (Jensen), vow to get revenge and go on the hunt for the mysterious Max.

It isn’t long before they meet the beautiful Aisha (Zoe Saldana), an operative with her own agenda, who tells them she knows how to find the elusive Max.
As you can see in the pics from The Mail Online, Aisha and Clay get close in the film.

Check out the trailer.

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The Losers – New photo looks very like the comic book

Posted by LiveFor on February 1, 2010


The trailer debuted a couple of days ago and now director Sylvian White was chatting to The LA Times and the piece includes the photo above. The film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba, Chris Evans, Columbus Short, Jason Patric, Zoe Saldana, Oscar Jaenada and Holt McCallany.

If it looks familiar it is because of the artwork by Jock for Andy Diggle’s comic.

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UPDATED The Losers – Teaser trailer of the comic book adaption

Posted by LiveFor on January 29, 2010


UPDATE: Now the trailer is out for real and here it is:
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END OF UPDATE

This is the first look at some footage for the adaption of the Andy Diggle and Jock comic book, The Losers. It is one of those EW teaser of a teaser trailer thing they do.

Directed by Sylvian White the film adaptation stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (last seen in the comic book world as The Comedian in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen), Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Holt McCallany, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric, and Peter Macdissi.

An explosive tale of double cross and revenge, “The Losers” centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team–Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar–find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they’re joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.

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Spock can be a smutty Vulcan

Posted by LiveFor on January 9, 2010

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Avatar – James Cameron is planning a trilogy

Posted by LiveFor on December 22, 2009

Just because Avatar recently hit the cinema (check out my review) that doesn’t mean news hasn’t stopping being made about it. Possible minor spoilers ahead.

Talking to MTV James Cameron discussed how he saw it as the beginning of a trilogy (as so many films are these days).

Whenever he does get started on the continuing story of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and his Na’vi mate Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), we at least know that he’s got a broad strokes plan in mind for where life will take them next.

“We’ll follow Jake and Neytiri, I have a trilogy-scaled arc of story right now, but I haven’t really put any serious work into writing a script,” said Cameron.

Some of the satisfied fans undoubtedly left theaters this past weekend wondering exactly when we might see more of the “Avatar” universe. After all, Cameron’s initial idea for the story grew out of an 80-page treatment he penned back in 1995. Will it be another 13 years before we get a return trip to Pandora?

“From the time we capture and finish the capture, it’s literally nine to 10 months to get the CG characters working, to get their facial musculature working,” he said. “So now we have Jake, we have Neytiri. Sam can step right back into it, the characters will fit them like a glove, and we’ll just go on. So a lot of the start-up torque that had to be done for one movie really makes more sense if you play it out across several films.”

“My next goal is to refine the technique, make it easier so it doesn’t take as long. We were doing a lot of pioneering work on ‘Avatar.’ It wouldn’t have taken as long if we already knew exactly how to do it.”

Where do you see any sequels heading? Could Earth head back to Pandora to sort things out?

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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 in 5 panels

Posted by LiveFor on December 20, 2009


Source: Geekologie

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