Game of Thrones’ Dragon Tamer Emilia Clarke to Play Sarah Connor

Emilia Clarke brunette leather jacketEmilia Clarke beat out Brie Larson (United States of Tara, 21 Jump Street) for the coveted (but possibly cursed) role of Sarah Connor in Terminator 5.

The movie, listed as Terminator: Genesis on IMDb and set to hit theaters in 2015, will be directed by Alan Taylor, who also directed six episodes of Game of Thrones including the Clarke-heavy dragon-reclaiming season two finale.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Emilia Clarke on Thrones, but I don’t remember Sarah Connnor being so damn cute. This is the toughest-looking photo of her and there is literally a man holding an umbrella over her head.

In other GoT news, Telltale are making a Game of Thrones video game series in the vein of their acclaimed Walking Dead chapters for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.  Continue reading “Game of Thrones’ Dragon Tamer Emilia Clarke to Play Sarah Connor”

Trailer: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Another Paranormal Activity movie? I need this like I need the crazy teenage boy supreme pizza acne I acquired after forgetting to take my thyroid medication.

Unlike its predecessors, The Marked Ones isn’t coming out this month and is more a relative of the prior films than a direct sequel. The trailer, which does make mention of Katie, centers around a young Latino man (Andrew Jacobs) with an absurd amount of string in his eye and super demon strength.
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Michael Fassbender Will Bring ‘Assassin’s Creed’ To Life

Michael Fassbender has played a metal-grasping superhero in X-Men: First Class, a despicable sex addict in Shame, and a devious android in Prometheus. His next big role is perhaps more daring than any of those…

He has been cast as Desmond Miles/Altaïr in a big screen version of Assassin’s CreedIt’s nerve-wracking because movies based on video games are commonly unsuccessful (Doom, Super Mario Bros., Alone In The Dark).  Continue reading “Michael Fassbender Will Bring ‘Assassin’s Creed’ To Life”

Andy Whitfield Documentary ‘Be Here Now’ Explores Cancer And ‘Spartacus’

A documentary called Be Here Now by Academy Award-nominated Lilibet Foster (producer of Speaking In Strings) chronicling the months before Spartacus star Andy Whitfield‘s death should be coming out sometime after July 23.

The film, which follows Whitfield and his wife on a trip to India to explore alternate forms of treatment for the cancer that eventually killed him, recently reached its Kickstarter goal of $200,000. Camera crews tailed the pair for over a year, until September of 2011.  Continue reading “Andy Whitfield Documentary ‘Be Here Now’ Explores Cancer And ‘Spartacus’”

HBO’s ‘Bored To Death’ May Return As A 90-Minute Movie

Jason Schwartzman’s New York detective comedy Bored To Death was cancelled by premium cable network HBO back in December, fans of the show, which had a rapid-ratings drop (along with Hung) in its third season, may return.

Ted Danson told a French journalist at the Monte Carlo Television Festival that there was probable chance of it returning as a film.

Pierre Langlais Tweeted: “Ted Danson annonce un fort probable 90mn Bored to Death pour HBO! #FTV2012

It would probably air strictly on HBO, unlike Doug Ellin’s confirmed Entourage movie which would likely make a run in the theaters.

That Guy At The End Of ‘The Avengers’ Isn’t Hellboy

If you stayed for the credits at The Avengers you must have seen that “clue” offering a look into the sequel, featuring some non-humanoid monster which I thought looked an awful lot like Hellboy.

Of course, it isn’t Hellboy. What would a paranormal investigator from earth be doing floating around on a rocky planet in deep space?

Dark Horse Comics has no relation to Marvel and there was never a “Hulk vs. Hellboy” or “Black Widow vs. Liz Sherman.” Obviously Ron Perlman and Selma Blair would decimate Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson, but that’s beside the point.

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Tips For Making An Excellent Horror Film

1. Don’t kill anyone right away, and if you do, don’t kill anyone else for at least 30 minutes. Build-up is vital unless you’re Eli Roth, and even Hostel wasn’t an immediate bloodbath.

2. Don’t be afraid to show the killer, ghost, or creature.
Halloween and The Strangers proved that long, straight-on shots of the pursuer can be very effective.

“Pop-ups” can be fun but ultimately pander to a cheap crowd. If you want your movie to hold up over time, don’t be The Messengers/every other movie.

3. Don’t put Asians, black people, jerks, sluts, virgins or stoners in your movie just to kill them off or to have a “token” character. A horror fan needs to be able to relate to and have sympathy for everyone, not just one person. When you do that, you make it too clear who is going to live and who is going to die. Continue reading “Tips For Making An Excellent Horror Film”

Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ Movie Details

Neil Gaiman, is an author whose work has been translated to the screen many times. From Coraline and Stardust to the BBC TV mini-series Neverwhere and the yet-to-be seen American Gods, which has been picked up by HBO and Tom Hank’s production company.

The Graveyard Book is another upcoming project. Rights have been bought by Disney for six figures and Henry Selick (Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas) is attached as director. Gaiman’s young adult work of fiction came out in 2008 and won multiple awards including the Newbery Medal and the Hugo Award for Best Novel.  Continue reading “Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ Movie Details”

‘Marley’ Documentary, As Innovative As The Man Himself

The documentary Marley, focusing on the life of the most famous reggae artist of all time who we lost to cancer in 1981, made an estimated $260,000 at the box office after playing in only 42 theaters following itss release on 4/20.

Besides being available for viewings at local indie theaters nationwide, Magnolia Pictures made a smart move targeting youth –  availability on Facebook  for  $6.99 (a portion of proceeds go to Save The Children) and streaming/on demand platforms.

On iTunes it shot up to the #6 most rented film amidst Blockbuster titles like Contraband and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. On the movie, directed by Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald (Last King Of Scotland), Ziggy Marley says:

“I think what’s great about the film, is though there’s been a lot of things done on Bob, I think this one will give people a more emotional connection to Bob’s life as a man.”  Continue reading “‘Marley’ Documentary, As Innovative As The Man Himself”

Latest Carey Mulligan Film ‘Shame’ Receives NC-17 Rating

Shame, a drama directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender (Magneto in X-Men: First Class) as a sex addict and Carey Mulligan (Drive, An Education) as his sister, has earned itself an NC-17 rating.

Surprisingly, McQueen may have no interest in cutting material from the movie in order to knock it down to a more acceptable “restricted” rating from the MPAA. (Motion Picture Association of America)

Steve Giulia, the head of Fox Searchlight, is selling it as a positive advance for the critically-acclaimed movie, which is expected to earn Fassbender’s full-frontal performance an Oscar nod:

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Reasons To NOT See ‘Paranormal Activity 3’

I went into Paranormal Activity 3 with reasonable expectations, or maybe a fraction high since the preview actually made the third movie in the low-budget cult ghost/demon franchise look better than the second. However, PA3 is significantly worse than than the sequel.

After 2007’s Paranormal Activity first hit theaters, the ingenious indie thriller which cost $11,000 to to make, we all wondered how a sequel was even a possibility after the unlucky demon-magnet Katie killed her camera-toting husband and was “never seen again.”

The second movie, which is prequel, same as PA3, followed Katie’s sister Kristi  (Sprague Grayden) just two months before the suspenseful events of the first. It ended with Katie killing her sister and stealing her baby…

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J.J. Abrams Confirmed To Direct ‘Star Trek 2’

After months and months of skirting around the issue and not answering directly whether or not he’d be helming the next Star Trek remake movie,

J.J. Abrams (Lost, Super 8) finally confirmed that he has signed on to direct it.

The sequel does not have an exact release date, but we know the year is 2013. We also know that the entire original cast from the 2009 film will return for Star Trek 2.

Reasons To See ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark is the  newest horror movie to open in theaters, written and produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage) and directed by feature film virgin Troy Nixey.

This is a semi-familiar tale, of a girl (Bailee Madison) who is sent to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the historic mansion that they are renovating together. The great thing about this movie is it is not chock-full of deaths, pointless gore or over the top rock music that fees like advertising.

It is suspenseful, and thrilling though not necessarily scary, not that it doesn’t provide a few jolts in your seat. As soon as Sally (Madison, of Just Go With It, and Brothers) moves in, the house’s deadly past begins surfacing, at first to only Sally, making it all the more frusterating.

An evil presence, we’ll call it, though it is not ghosts or devils, think something more typical of Del Toro, seen in Hellboy II and Pan’s Labyrinth, is prevalent here…

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