Ok, so this is the bootlegged trailer for Taratino's 8th film, "THE H8FUL EIGHT" because it was leaked and removed off of youtube, vevo, etc. Esquire magazine writes, "Set to a clubby remix of the Stooges' "Gimme Danger," Quentin Tarantino's spot for his eighth film, the highly-anticipated Hateful Eight, feels as dangerous and bloody as anything he's ever done. Despite the lack of any real footage, viewers can easily guess what's in store from this teaser, which has been showing in theaters and is now online: an impressive roster of talent, including frequent collaborators Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Samuel L. Jackson; an epic, punk-leaning soundtrack; and a blood-spattered spectacle set in the Civil War era. Giddy up." The film is set to be released some time in 2015.
The summertime is the season for horror movies (the only kind I truly like to watch. ;) I'm excited about SINISTER 2, mainly because the original writers are back...which means this cult sleeper hit horror flick will probably be as good as the first one. A lot of people like to compare 'the Sinister series to 'Children of the Corn', which is fair in my opinion. But SINISTER 2 takes the concept to a another level of fear and trepidity. Check out the trailer...
QUEEN LATIFAH plays the Empress of Blues, Bessie Smith, in an upcoming HBO biopic which also features the likes of Mike Epps, Monique, and Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk Empire). The film puts you in the Jazz Age during the Roaring 20's and gives you a large glimpse of Bessie's life as she climbed her way to the top in the Blues arena. Queen Latifah lends her own voice recreating Bessie's music in an astonishing way. 'Bessie' airs Saturday, May 16 at 8PM HBO. I smell an Emmy.
After viewing the trailer I sort of kind of agree with what this one Youtuber wrote: "The original had a beer runner on a bicycle vs. remote control cars, a hilarious remote control war between neighbors, an oldest daughter holding her own against construction workers, a great pot smoking scene in the bedroom showing the chemistry between our two lead characters, a touching scene of the dad showing his kids how to count between lightning and thunder, a sweet but funny scene where the mother and youngest daughter bury their dead pet bird in the same box that mom and dad kept their pot in (Tweety doesn't like that smell.), dad tying his tie around the phone cord, and dad showing no sign of being impressed by the story of a matchbox car rolling on the floor in time lapse recording as he opens the door to the the floating pandemonium happening in their kids' bedroom. We also had Beatrice Straight doing a wonderful scene where she talks to the young boy about the wonders of the afterlife, and laughing with the mother and at herself at how excited and terrified she is. Not to mention Tangina's powerful monologue before they rescue Carol Anne. There was so much humor and chemistry and warmth and emotional buildup throughout that movie that you didn't find yourself just waiting for the next scary part to be entertained. I'm telling you right now that in this remake, they're not going to bother themselves with any of that. They'll just be in a hurry to move you from one jump scare to the next." Also...The original involved Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall. The new POLTERGEIST has Sam Raimi.
T.I., the King of the South, delivers once again. "G Shit" is produced by Pharrell off of T.I.'s "Paperwork" album and this delicious short film was directed by Chris Robinson. What's amazing about this video is that it simply has a concept. A Youtuber wrote, "Now if they all would get back to videos having concepts and sh*t instead of random ass shaking standing in front of a colored back drop or in a club. I loved this one. The video made me actually like it more then I initially did." Check it out.
For me, the jury is still out on how I feel about an upcoming N.W.A. movie. Some say that it's a story long overdue, but I feel that once they start making movies about famous rap figures, it diminishes my memory of the era. I don't know. This is just how I feel about it. F. Gary Gray is the director, so I'm sure the film is going to be hardcore and worth watching regardless. Anticipation is definite.
Plot: “In The Pyramid, the ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.” "The Pyramid" is directed by Gregory Levasseur and hits theaters December 5th.
This looks pretty good! Seems like maybe Rock was inspired by Louie C.K.'s show, much better direction to go in vs. Hollywood tentpole comedies, which are notably inferior to "The Simpsons." TOP FIVE also stars Kevin Hart and Tracey Morgan and hits theaters in December 2014.
The 'TAKEN' trilogy will finish off with a bang as LIAM NEESON is back to obliterate his enemies once and for all! The plot is similar to Harrison Ford's role in 'The Fugitive' where Liam Neeson's character, ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, is accused of brutally murdering his ex-wife. Consumed with rage, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter. TAKEN 3, which also stars Forest Whitaker, is set to be released on JANUARY 9, 2015.
POPEYE makes his return into the 21st century with a new animated CG film via Sony Pictures. The movie looks 'cute' and I'm a huge POPEYE fan, just wish this new school Popeye had his pipe and tattoos like he did back in the day. And if you didn't know, Popeye is a grown ass man at the tender age of 40 years. If you ever watched "Popeye, The Ace of Space (1953)", this actually makes sense: flashbacks to Popeye's childhood and infanthood looked to take place in the 1890s. Adding 40 to that equals 1930s, which is when the Popeye cartoons first entered theaters. Fast forward to 2014 to the sneak peek video, and you'll witness some amazing 3D CGI graphics. The movie is done 100% with open source software, and directed by animation genius, Genndy Tartakovsky! Popeye will be voice-acted by Tom Kenny, famous for SpongeBob Squarepants.