The Change-Up Trailer Online

Ryan Reynolds coudln’t fully park the snark for Green Lantern, so he is bouncing back to his sarcastic screen presence that everyone prefers in The Change-Up.

Surprisingly not a film about a Baseball Pitcher, but rather two brothers with entirely different personalities, lives and viewpoints find themselves magically transported into each other’s bodies.

I really dig Leslie Mann, Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. How can this be bad?

I know its been a rehashed “body switch” film and they all pretty much end the same – some moral lesson about learning that your way of life is not the only way and they appreciate each other’s situations more.

But I am a sucker for body switching. Freaky Friday this stuff til the cows come home and I will keep watching it.

Battleship Trailer Online

The trailer for the board game to big screen adaptation of Battleship is online. Check it out:

The love story has a bit of an Armageddon feel to it – Forbidden love, but father and screwup boyfriend end up having to work in a crisis together. And I suspect it will have a simiar outcome in the movie. Not that a movie about a naval fleet trading shots with an Alien spaceship needs a love interest.

And before anyone tries with the “no new ideas left in Hollywood” consider that aside from marketing, this has NOTHING to do with the board game. Sure they have made the effort to plot it so they are on a limited space of sea, and they take turns trading shots firing blindly (without radar etc) to attack their opposition. And you just KNOW at some point someone will say “You sunk my Battleship” but that’s where it ends. There is nothing BUT creativity to make a board game with no plot have one. And yes, there are Stretch Armstrong and Viewmaster films in the works too…

Still, its not impressing me.

And why do all alien spacecraft have to have the same whiny engines and design team as The Transformers?

Redband Drive Trailer Online

The Redband trailer for Drive has been released and it looks a lot better than I thought it would.

I like that it has some pretty impressive car stunts but nothing so over the top that it makes the movie popcorn. This looks like some serious dark stuff with some great action and a pretty cool cast.

I never really had Ryan Gosling pegged as an action guy, but I am just digging this.

And Carey Mulligan doesn’t hurt. But Christina Hendricks? I am in.

Tucker and Dale versus Evil Redband Trailer Online

Tucker and Dale versus Evil has been on my radar since I read a SXSW review of the film. The film looks awesome, and I can’t wait to see it.

Maple Pictures had a release date over a year and a half ago, but that still didn’t see it on retail shelves or even Netflix. Sad. But now thanks to Magnolia Pictures and Magnet releasing, getting an on demand release August 28th and Theatrical release on September 30th!

This has so much buzz on the film festival circuit that I am very surprised it is taking this long for this to graduate to a full release.

I have had this poster on my wall for a year now. This has to happen NOW!

Knights of Badassdom Trailer Online

If you are going to make a movie about geeky Larp (Live Action Role Playing) re-enactment stuff gone horribly wrong, you best be making sure you include a lot of fan favourite geeks – especially when you name it Knights of Badassdom!

So when I saw this kind of cheesey horror was just PACKED with iconic geek royalty, I just couldn’t help myself.

I was reminded mostly of Role Models and how it used Larp as a super nerd outlet, but this really goes in a different direction.

And holy crap is Summer Glau just amazing! Ryan Kwanten (True Blood heartthrob) is a nice touch for the grounded everyday man character dragged into this insanity. Peter Dinklage has risen (pun intended) as my favourite character on Game of Thrones, and he is just awesome in this trailer too. Adding in Danny Pudi (Community’s resident eccentric film fanatic Ahbed) just put the icing on the cake for me.

I’m packing an ounce of killer ‘shrooms!

Avengers Concept Art Character Posters… Assembled

Recently a number of character posters for The Avengers have been making their debut around the net, and each one seemed to indicate that they would connect together to reveal a panoramic view of the entire Avengers team illustrated in concept in the style of their prospective actors.

Well the character posters were collected and … assembled.

Click the banner below to enbiggenate:

Now that is an impressive display of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and worthy of my wall next to last year’s ComicCon exclusive concept art posters of Thor and Captain America!


Eager Spider-Fan interupts Spider-Man Panel Introductions

This was one of the highlights of ComicCon this past weekend. At the introduction to the panel for Amazing Spider-Man, an over eager fan took the mic to make a statement despite the EmCee requesting questions be left til the end of the panel.

The really shy and super geeky superfan just wanted to say he always dreamt of showing up at SDCC in a Spider-Man costume, and now he has.

The Unmasking got the reaction they wanted. But moreso, it enforces that Andrew Garfield is a big geek and is super excited to have this opportunity. With humility and an almost nervous voice he states that he hopes he does the character justice.

Well Mr Garfield, so do we!

But it is refreshing to see this kind of inner geeking take place from the stars we elevate in our geeking!

Weekend Boxoffice Report July 22nd-24th

Captain America clearly held the lead this past weekend. Advanced reviews granted a lot of buzz to the project and there was no shortage of anticipation. Still I wondered if it was going to be enough to dethrone Harry Potter’s final chapter.

Obviously it was!

Boxoffice Mojo has the numbers

Captain America: The First Avenger – $65,058,524 – – Opening
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – $47,422,212 – 2wks
Friends with Benefits – $18,622,150 – Opening
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $12,051,735 – 4wks
Horrible Bosses – $11,884,319 – 3wks

Still, there were a lot of options for summer blockbuster fun this weekend ranging from Superhero to Supernatural, to Supersexy and SuperSci-fi to Superfunny. That’s just a super lineup of options to choose from.

What did you see this past weekend?

Captain America’s History on an Infographic

With Captain America storming the Boxoffice this weekend and people raving about the film (well mostly) I thought this would be an appropriate time to share this infographic that gives a little history into the source material and film history of the Star Spangled Super Soldier.

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Captain America Infographic
Via: Military VA Loan

That shares an awful lot of information all at once. Pretty impressive stuff honestly.

TMB Product Placement: LoungeV Nature Videos

Nowadays, we all have home theaters and they are the centerpoint of many of our lives. In the very heart of every home is not the living room with the “rec room” for watching TV, but now the RecRoom is the gathering place that most people gravitate to.

But what if you are not watching movies or hosting a big TV Event? Then the home theater ends up being this quiet monolith on the wall staring everyone down with spite for neglecting its magnificent gift.

Furthermore, the media link from your home computer system is also bitter about your recent social endevours, and it too feels left out knowing it has so much to offer your social gathering.

Well now thanks to LoungeV you can have your TV transformed into a window into a world of nature and serentity!

Nature is the most talented painter, sculptor and poet in the whole universe and as a team of independent traveling artists filming exotic locations, we can only admire its skillful creativity. As photographers we capture those fleeting moments that our planet will change again forever.

We film in 1080i Full HD format with 5.1 Dolby surround sound using the most advanced technology and knowledge of digital image capture. The videos and sounds are recorded right on location, infusing documentary realism to the footage. Minor editing is done in order to let nature’s improvisation speak for itself.

This is some pretty impressive and serene stuff. Calming and gentle background noise that will set the mood in any room. Perfect for a dinner party or just a quiet evening at home after the movie has finished.

You can go check out DownloadHDVideo to download samples that you can play on your impressive home theater to ironically bring a lot of nature into your living room through the magic of technology.

MSN FilmFan talks Captain America and Friends with Benefits

I am back again with another installment of the MSN FilmFan segment to talk about .

MSN FilmFan has weekly updates for us each Wednesday and this will go on for the first half of the Summer Season, and I will see if you want me to take over these weekly features for the rest of the summer and beyond.

This week filmfan supergeek Sami Jarroush talks Captain America: The First Avenger as well as Friends with Benefits.

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I already saw Friends with Benefits when it was called No Strings Attached with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. But Mila Kunis is insanely hot. I will get to it.

So obviously I will be eager to see Captain America.

But will Captain America dethrone Harry Potter for the number one spot at the Boxoffice?

*This is a sponsored content article that is a part of the MSN FilmFan blogger program.

Hugh Jackman Announces Wolverine 2 Villain

Ok, if you don’t want to know who the villain is in Wolverine 2, I suggest you never turn on the internet again. Its going to be in the first teaser trailer for the film anyways, but Jackman spilled during a SanDiego Comic Con interview.

ScreenRant quotes:

“I’m filming Les Miserables in February, but before that I will be filming Wolverine 2 in October. Chris McQuarrie has written a fantastic script and it should turn out really good. I’ll fight the Silver Samurai in it so that should be exciting. Most of the filming will take place in Japan.”

The Silver Samurai (character’s “real” name is Kenuichio Harada) has a long history in the Marvel Universe and should make an admirable foe for Wolverine. Harada is actually the half-brother of Wolverine’s lover Mariko Yashida and he has major issues with her relationship with Wolvie. In the comics, Wolverine is trained in the ways of the samurai by Kenuichio and Mariko’s father Shingen and eventually joins Shingen’s Clan Yashida.

I really like the brief story arc that brought Wolverine to Japan in the comics and always wished we could see a more fleshed out version of that story, so it looks like that’s what we are going to get.

At the end of X-Men Origins:Wolverine we saw a brief stinger clip of Logan in China “drinking to remember” and apparently resolves himself to learning the noble Samurai arts. This has long been suspected since the scene after the credits, and if they had anyone BUT Silver Samurai in this, I would have been very disappointed.

Paranormal Activity 3 Trailer Online

Parnormal Activity was better than I thought it was going to be, but I didn’t like the second one as much as some did. But now a trailer for a third Paranormal Activity is online. Check it out:

Some creepy moments and some leap at you startle scares. Looks like this will be a lot of the same stuff we saw in the first two, but a lot of people liked the first two, so that’s probably not all that bad.


Superman Man of Steel Delayed to Summer 2013

While Christmas Next looked like it might bring us the new shiny rebooted Superman franchise, it appears that Man of Steel will be pushed back to Blockbuster status anticipating Superhero Summer of ’13 with Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 also announced for that season.

CBR Spinoff reports:

Warner Bros. has dropped the Krypton-sized bomb that Zack Sndyer’s Man of Steel will open on June 14, 2013, rather than in December 2012 as widely believed.

However, the official date also may lend credence to five-month-old rumors that David S. Goyer’s script has “major third-act problems,” and an unverified report from over the weekend that first Jonathan Nolan and now Snyder’s 300 collaborator Kurt Johnstad have taken stabs at rewrites.

I can deal with delays for re-writes. I have to hope for the best that the original script is just not working out and they are fixing it for the better. Just the optimist in me. Take your time if it means getting it right.

Maybe it was inevitably going to lead to a showdown with Superman lifting a giant kryptonite infused artificial island into space, and they wanted to deviate slightly from that ending.

Just sayin.

Fanmade Batman Trilogy Poster is Awesome

This fan made poster is better than all the Batman Posters put together. Ironically it IS Nolans Batman posters put together, but this clever presentation makes me wish I had a poster sized version of this on my wall.

Check it out:

Now tell me you don’t wish you had that as a real poster?

Deviant Art Contributor Andrewss7 created this.

Just awesome.


Conan the Barbarian Redband Clip Online

The good people at Maple Pictures here in Canada were kind enough to share this new redband clip from the upcoming Conan the Barbarian.

Check out the brutality of Conan in his younger days.

Its great to see Ron Perlman as the tribe leader. He certainly fits the stature and presence you would think to see from a Barbarian tribe.

The right of passage for the youth turns inevitably violent as their friendly competition becomes a threat. I thought it was a bit over the top that this young boy could so easily take on so many, but still fun to watch.

Seeing Momoa in Game of Thrones has me even more hyped to see Conan, and this is just adding to that. I love the feel of this.

Hunger Games Motion Poster Revealed

A brand new Motion Poster is available for The Hunger Games and while little more than the familiar Mockingjay Pin on fire, its still pretty cool to look at.

We also get a hint of music at the very first loading of the image, and I wonder if that will hint at the soundtrack or if its just a stock clip for the poster.


Leaked Spider-Man Teaser Online

It looks like leaked trailers are all the rage this summer season. Some are intentionally leaked by studios, and some are not. We find out fast enough

Well the latest to hit the net is the Spider-Man teaser which likely will be online Friday anyways as it is intended to be shown before Captain America.

And Just like that, it’s gone. Guess we will wait til Friday

It might not last, and if we get the nod from Sony we will have to kill it, but for now, here is some free advertising for Sony!

I really like how the movie will have some sort of tie in to Parker’s real parents. Seems we never touch on why he is living with his Aunt and Uncle. There is a real dark tone to this, but I hope they manage to keep in the witty banter Spider-Man is known for.

More than anything, it looks like in tone and style that it is distancing itself from the Raimi films. They kind of have to.

And I think the costume looks awesome. Yes, Raimi’s Spider-Man looked good too, but this is not the first time they have shifted around the stripes and blue/reds on Spidey’s outfit.

When we get a proper release for this, we will post a real one.


NBC and Universal Pass on The Dark Tower

The joint venture of NBC and Universal Studios to bring Stephen King’s Dark Tower series to life with Ron Howard producing a combination of feature films and TV Series have fallen to the wayside.

The project is officially dead.

Fused Film shares:

The project was scheduled to start shooting in Spring 2012, but Deadline is reporting that the tower has crumbled and Universal has decided to abandon the project entirely.
This news comes after script changes and the project itself was modified when The Dark Tower was threatened with a suspected turnaround; a turnaround that both parties deny ever happening.

So while both parties involved are not saying, it is looking like it was just too big of a project to make happen.

Considering its narrow market appeal and undeniably massive udertaking this would have required is it really any surprise that they backed down.

Despite the popularity of Stephen King’s works, even this would have a hard time finding a broad audience. The whole series is a tough swallow and treads on some strange grounds. A testament to King’s creativity, however not the easiest story to market as a feature film or TV series.

Earlier this year Mountains of Madness (the HP Lovecraft horror) was axed purely because of its limited market and big budget. Speculation says the same of Dark Tower. TV series’ that are just getting modest reviews are canceled on a whim. Studios are not willing to take these kinds of chances without a homerun.

Sad that Dark Tower never got a chance at bat.

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Trailer Online

I am not that big a fan of theatrical releases of concerts, however I am unashamedly a Glee fan, so of course this got my attention.

Its not a movie. But it will be in theaters. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie trailer is online and its every bit as infectious as the show.

That last part made me laugh because no doubt there will be haters who can’t wait to throw a “Glee Sucks” comment out there. Popular things seem to breed overly dramatic hate. Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester character takes away the power of those insults by making them an in-show running gag.

In fact, I received a press release today about Sue Sylvester’s “Stop Believing” Campaign against this movie.

From the desk of Sue Sylvester
William McKinley High School
July 15, 2011

For two years, we’ve been mercilessly bombarded with the pubescent nonsense of carnival sideshow freaks calling themselves “The Glee Club.” These tone deaf, howler monkeys conned the plebian masses into downloading millions of songs; won Emmy Awards and Golden Globes; and have charted more singles than the Beatles. Roll over Beethoven, something stinks, and it ain’t the cheese, it’s The Glee Club.

And now, they’re trying to shove a 3-D concert movie down our throats.

It is with this declaration that I put forth this nation’s most important initiative since the McCarthy hearings: The Sue Sylvester “STOP BELIEVING” campaign.

It’s time to make a stand against these pimply-faced, hormone-ridden twits by joining the “STOP BELIEVING” campaign on Her inaugural journey. Say “NO” to their insignificant cinematic experiment. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand looking at their little satanic faces in 2-D, much less 3D.

Watching this movie is not only an atrocity to this great nation, but it’s also bad for your health. If I may be so bold as to quote Dr. Charlie Sheen out of context, “Your face will melt off, and your children will weep over your exploded body.”

General public, join me and together, we can put an end to this vomit-inducing, ear-ringing virus called The Glee Club.

Internationally Recognized Cheerleading Coach
Sue Sylvester
dictated, but not read

I can just hear Lynch reciting these lines in her trademark pompous snark and its just awesome.

Some pretty clever promotion going on around this (not)movie trailer.