I think we all need at least one really nice positive thing about the entertainment business every single day of the year, including weekends. Sometimes it may be something simple, like a video that showcases something fun and sometimes it may be a movie poster that embraces the aesthetic we all want Hollywood to aspire to. Sometimes it may be a long-winded diatribe. Sometimes it’ll be from the staff and extended family of CHUD.com. Maybe even you readers can get in on it. So, take this to the bank. Every day, you will get a little bit of positivity …
Titan Books is really churning out some fabulous tomes for fans these days. I’ve been fortunate enough to review their The Art of Drew Struzan and The Art of Hammer Horror, and now they’ve been kind enough to send me The Avengers: A Celebration for similar consideration. I’d hoped to have this done by the holidays, but hey, you’ve got gift certificates burning holes in your pockets, don’t you? If you’re a fan of Mrs. Peel and John Steed, this might be just the thing to spend it on.
And make no mistake – this book is for fans. Fans …
If your taste and humor is in any way aligned with my own, then perhaps you too have found yourself an hour deep into a marathon of sharing Mr. Show sketches to a friend, still with half a dozen more that you want to get to. The lightning in a bottle brilliance of much of Mr. Show is the reason one would get excited about a David Cross being a part of the main cast of Bob Odenkirk’s next film, Annie Jenkins: A Not Very Romantic comedy.
There’s no synopsis to provide unfortunately, but there’s not exactly money …
Ron Perlman is a certifiable CHUD favorite, and possessor of a mug like no other in Hollywood. He’s the kind of man that can shoot you a look and and without a word you’re surrendering whatever organ he’s in the mood for. He’s a brute. A lover. He’s also Hellboy from time to time and he talked about that and more in an interview with i09 about his prominent role in Season of the Witch (witch which witch I see tonight in order to warn or encourage).
I will say, in reference to Season of the Witch, the interview did …
You don’t need me to tell you that vector minimalist and screenprinting style posters for movies have fucking exploded in the last few months, with a new round of clever images popping up on a daily basis. There’s certainly fatigue that is setting or will set in for certain elements of the style that many of these (often young) artists are flocking to, but overall it demonstrates a real excitement for creative reinterpretation of the idea of a movie poster. It says a lot for the films that are honored as well, as we discover just how simply some …
There’s nothing forcing you to wait for DVD to learn all about the nitty-gritty production details of your favorite films anymore. What used to be after-thought featurette videos that showed up on special edition DVDs in varying levels of quality, have become powerful (and cheap) promotional tools that serve as one more way to get people excited. EPK or Electronic Press Kit crews are normal members of the set on most big-budget films these days, and since these pieces are being filmed and cut anyway, there’s no reason more and more of them can’t be shoved out the door before …
I wouldn’t peg McG or Paul Greengrass as guys who would have trouble finding a project to work on, but in these hard times a blockbuster director is probably happiest when they’ve got their schedule planned out three movies deep. These two directors specifically have had news emerge about projects with which they have different levels of confirmed involvement. Naturally, Deadline is 2-0 for these director gig scoops.
• First is McG signing on to the Ouija movie, a film he was apparently competing with Breck Eisner to land after Universal and Platinum Dunes had already dismissed a long …
Universal has wasted no time developing a second go at a movie detailing the life of Louis Zamperini, who is a dude worthy of a wikipedia distraction if there ever was one. Once developed as a Tony Curtis vehicle in the late 50s, Louis’ story is that of a record-breaking Olympian runner from New York who ended up enlisting in the American military effort in WWII and found himself in several Japanese internment camps. Made a specific target by a particularly nasty guard, Zamperini was plagued by nightmares of his torture for years after his return home. He eventually …
Starz has been steadily upping the ante on their original programming for the past couple years. I thought the criminally under-viewed Party Down was the sharpest TV comedy since Arrested Development went off the air and before Community got amazing. And Spartacus: Blood and Sand, while not exactly “good,” was nonetheless an expensive and splashy attempt for the new kid on the block (and, hey, if you wanted to see Xena the Warrior Princess’s bare breasts once a week, you knew where to turn). Rumors on Starz’s newest and biggest effort yet, …
365 days of Sci-Fi
“From the mind behind the mega-hit Syfy show you’ve probably never heard of (EUREKA) comes a tribute to all those no-budget Syfy original movies and the “so bad, they’re good” films that inspired them. Move over Roger Corman, step back Ed Wood, make way on your weekend programming schedule Mr. Stern, because here comes Andrew Cosby’s 365 DAYS OF SCI-FI.
And it’s all happening here! Each day, your friends at CHUD will bring you a brand new bad movie pitch — the best of the worst titles Cosby can come up with, no …
You might not know that the director of Chopping Mall (sometimes known as Killbots, one of the campiest and most stupidly entertaining killer robot movies ever made) is still working, but he is! Yes, Jim Wynorski has made quite the career for himself with parody films like The Bare Wench Project, Cleavagefield and Para-Knockers Activity, but he’s going back to his roots with another creature feature.Undead Brackbrain got its hands on the teaser trailer for Camel Spiders, a giant spider movie about the very real and very terrifying arachnids. They’ve got lots of info about the spiders that will keep …
Portal 2 is putting a big emphasis on the co-op insanity, so it’s no surprise that the robot stars in the game are both featured in the box art. Is it as classy as the original’s simple, abstract art? Course not, but this one’s actually going to be a retail game that hits stores, after all. Gotta catch the eye!
As you might be able to tell, the two characters are modified robots from the first game. The portal-jumping P-body is a modified turret gun and Atlas on the bottom is a former personality core. Here’s a video introduction.
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Tron Evolution is a movie tie-in, so you likely have a good idea of the quality of the game right off the bat. Sure, there are the notable exceptions to the genre here and there but for the most part we know these exist merely to turn a quick buck from consumers fresh off a movie high.
At least Tron Evolution is a bit more ambitious than most, acting as a prequel …
Media: Mad Men, 2 episodes. Buried.Music: Put up one new song.Comedy: N/A.Food: Leftovers. The amazing blackened grouper at Red Bar, one of my favorite places.Family: So very helpful and accommodating. An opportunity came to work from Jeff’s beach house for a couple of days and everyone was awesome. Poor Sofia, she was so sad to see me go. I’ll make it up to her this weekend.Work: A lot of emailing. A lot of new issues. It’s time to rock this bitch.Art: Nada.Screenwriting: Nada.Minutia: I have to sing for my supper a little with the directing gig. It’ll be …
I’m not sure what to make of the lovely Gemma Arterton. She’s really only caught my interest in a single film — St. Trinians, if you must know — and in everything else, she’s just sort of … there, sexily positioned, but not that memorable. (I have yet to see Tamara Drewe, that might tilt me one way or another.)
But there’s no doubt many of you with certain chromosomes have an opinion of her. A very wholesome one, I’m sure.
If you lean towards “Yes, yes, more Gemma!”, then you’re in luck as she’s just signed on opposite Jeremy …
Apparently, all the good looking guys want to be (or toy with) serial killers this year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, George Clooney has gone and attached himself to The Monster of Florence, the long simmering adaptation of Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi’s book.
CHUD readers always seem to be up on the historical splatter, but if you’re not, here’s the quick-and-dirty version. From the 1960s to the 1980s, there was a string of murders in Florence, Italy. They were believed to have all been committed by the same assailant — dubbed Il Mostro, or “The Monster — but there …
365 days of Sci-Fi
“From the mind behind the mega-hit Syfy show you’ve probably never heard of (EUREKA)
comes a tribute to all those no-budget Syfy original movies and the “so
bad, they’re good” films that inspired them. Move over Roger Corman,
step back Ed Wood, make way on your weekend programming schedule Mr.
Stern, because here comes Andrew Cosby’s 365 DAYS OF SCI-FI.
And it’s all happening here! Each day, your friends at CHUD will
bring you a brand new bad movie pitch — the best of the worst title
Cosby can come up with, no …
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STUDIO: Warner Brothers Home Video
RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes
The Prodigal Experience: Reflections on a Story
The Music of The Preacher’s Kid
LeToya Luckett: A Rising Star
The Preacher’s Kid in Atlanta
Plus additional special features
Angie King leaves her small town behind to hit it big.
Letoya Luckett, Tank, Tammy Townsend, Carlos Davis and Andre Butler
Warner Brothers has spent the last couple of years trying to find new audiences in the Home Video realm. First, they targeted the …
Everyone loves Godzilla. It’s just a fact of modern life, and I imagine we all want more Godzilla movies.
But after being burned so very badly by that one American reboot we won’t speak of, well, hope dimmed a long time ago. When Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures announced they were remaking Godzilla, there was only a smattering of enthusiasm across the Internet. We all remember how this played out before.
But today, THR’s Heat Vision broke some pretty awesome news: Gareth Edwards, director of Monsters, will be helming the new Godzilla for Legendary and Warner Bros. He’s in final …
The Film: Vengeance (2009)The Principals: Johnny Hallyday, Simon Yam, Anthony Wong, Lam Suet, Ka Tung Lam, Sylvie Testud, Johnnie To (director)The Premise: An amnesiac Frenchman comes to the Far East to get revenge on the men who murdered his daughter’s family. Is It Good?: Very much so.
Johnnie To has long been one of my favorite directors, but his output is so prolific (the imdb lists four movies of his slotted for release this year) that I might not catch something he did until it hits home video, on top of the fact that not everything he …