1-20 of 67 items from 2009 « Prev | Next »
Since it seems like I have to watch every trailer that comes out in a given year, I feel it only fair to highlight the ones that were worth my precious two-and-a-half minutes. A good trailer can throw a movie high on someone’s must-see list or change indifference into excitement. I hesitate to call them art not because I don’t believe the term technically fits (it does), but because “art” is such a loaded word. Still, when you forego Mr. Movie Voice, showing the entire movie, and edit together a piece that’s pretty damn cool in its own right, then you’re worthy of some attention.
Hit the jump to start the countdown.
Two additional notes: I’ve also included the names of the music used in the trailers for those that want to buy the tracks. Also, to qualify only the trailer had to come out this year, »
- Matt Goldberg
Amazon is having a sale on select Blu-Ray movies, offering over 100 titles for up to 60% off retail price. Here are a few of the titles on sale: $59.99 Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection (The Motion Picture / The Wrath of Khan / The Search for Spock / The Voyage Home / The Final Frontier / The Captains Summit Bonus Disc $9.99: Terminator 3, Wedding Crashers, A Clockwork Orange, Constantine, American History X, The Perfect Storm, Wedding Singer, The Wild Bunch, Being There, Swordfish, A Time To Kill, The Pelican Brief, Under Siege 2, Risky Business, Freddy vs. Jason, In The Valley of Elah, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Final Destination $8.00 - $9.49: Phantom of the Opera, Interview with a Vampire, Blazing Saddles, Bullitt, Under Siege, Beerfest, Omega Man, And many others! »
- Peter Sciretta
Philippe Mora: Ballad Of A Mad Dog
Born in Paris in 1949, Philippe Mora is a member of one of Australia’s best known artistic families. His parents, Georges Mora and Mirka Mora, migrated to Australia from France in 1951 and settled in Melbourne, where they quickly became key figures on the Melbourne cultural scene. Georges, a wartime resistance fighter, became an influential art dealer, and in 1967 he founded one of the first commercial art galleries in Melbourne, Tolarno Galleries. The Mora family home and restaurants were focal points of Melbourne's bohemian subculture. As a result of this, Philippe and his brothers had what he has described as a "culturally privileged childhood."
Philippe moved to London in late 1967 to pursue painting and filmmaking. He was one of many important Australian artists, writers and others who »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
AOL just premiered Slipknot’s short film “Snuff” directed by M. Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan and photographed and co-directed by P.R. Brown. The short film stars Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, A Clockwork Orange), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser) and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor. The song featured in the film is from Slipknot’s album “All Hope is Gone”. Band Biography: Slipknot is an American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The current line-up includes Sid Wilson, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor. They are recognized as one of the pioneering bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. The band formed in late 1995 [...] »
- Brian Corder
The Grammy-award winning band Slipknot premiered the new video for their song "Snuff" today in the form of a short film co-directed by Slipknot's own M. Shawn Crahan and renowned photographer/director P.R. Brown. The film features frontman Corey Taylor as never seen before, interwoven in an intricate storyline, but he's far from alone as two legends in the horror genre accompany him.
AOL is showcasing the film that takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride and is likely to generate more questions than answers. No doubt the question on your minds is who the two guest stars are, and we'll end the suspense now. They are none other than Hellraiser's Ashley Laurence and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II).
From the official Slipknot site: "Snuff" is an introspective track that challenges what some would expect from a hard rock radio song »
- The Woman In Black
As promised on Wednesday, Slipknot have debuted their short film for the song "Snuff". The video features appearances by two genre icons - Hellraiser's Ashley Laurence, and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie's Halloween), both of whom appeared along with Slipknot at Fangoria's Trinity Of Terrors in Las Vegas this past Halloween. "Snuff" features frontman Corey Taylor unmasked for the first time in a Slipknot vid, and was directed by M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) and P.R. Brown.
We've got the video below courtesy of AOL, so it's time to get watching...
For more Slipknot, visit http://www.slipknot1.com and for photos from the Trinity click here. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (James Zahn)
The music was by a 7-piece jazz group led by composer John Barry.
Barry, who would later be revered for his "James Bond" soundtracks, was managing singer Adam Faith at the time. Barry's music for the film became the first movie soundtrack LP to be released in the UK.
"Beat Girl" was released in North America under the title "Wild for Kicks", featuring additional stripper scenes not in the British version, that was banned at the time, as well as additional music not on the soundtrack LP.
Thanks to SneakPeekTV, you can watch the entire "Beat Girl" feature below...
- Michael Stevens
A few days ago Alcon Entertainment released a poster for their upcoming film The Book of Eli and now they have made public a second poster.
You can click on the image to the left to see the full version.
Directed by the Hughes Brothers (Menace II Society) and starring two of the greatest actors that have ever lived in Denzel Washington (American Gangster) and Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight), The Book of Eli is a film I’ve been anticipating since pre-production.
The film’s premise is outlined as:
In a post-apocalyptic world, a lone hero, Eli (Denzel Washington), guards the Book of Eli, which provides knowledge that could redeem society. The despot (Gary Oldman) of a small, makeshift town plans to take possession of the book.
- Andrew Peters
Forgotten Films  is a semi-regular feature on Film Junk where we explore interesting movies that have fallen off the radar or slipped through the cracks over the years. With all the post-apocalyptic movies that have been coming out lately, I thought it would be a good time to look back at one of the lesser known classics of the genre, L.Q. Jones' A Boy and His Dog. Based on the novella by Harlan Ellison, the movie takes place in the year 2024, after not one but two additional world wars have been initiated by humanity -- the latter of which leaves the Earth devastated by nuclear missiles. As a result, a large part of the movie presents a familiar desert wasteland setting that has come to be associated with post-apocalyptic tales over the years. A young, pre-Miami Vice Don Johnson stars as Vic, an 18-year-old nomad who lost his »
This week on Clip Joint, AJBee tries to rouse the rabble as he turns the spotlight on cinema's best gangs
In a world that's falling apart – or even just coming apart at the seams a little – we all need others to cling to for support. Strength comes in numbers, but also in togetherness. In cinema we can see that tribal feeling from 2001: A Space Odyssey's prehistoric man to the gangs of 60s Glasgow, or 80s Brighton. The protruding foreheads remain, only the accents alter.
Gangs provide a sense of belonging and identity, as well as protection from foes. They can also exclude, as so many high school-set teen flicks testify. We wrap our modern tribal behaviour in colours and call it sport, which begat other kinds of gangs, too often lionised in modern British cinema. But gang culture is common to every echelon of society, from the streets »
A group of young troublemakers dressed in identical boiler suits wreak havoc against a backdrop of concrete brutalism – it could be A Clockwork Orange all over again. The other connection between E4's excellent new drama, Misfits, about a bunch of kids on community service who develop superpowers, and Stanley Kubrick's 1971 movie of Anthony Burgess's dystopian novel, is the filming location. Residents of Thamesmead, south-east London, could be forgiven for emitting a low groan at seeing their neighbourhood once again used as shorthand for the ills of modern society. »
Warner Brothers has launched a new service that sounds fantastic on paper but turns out to be useless in practice. On DVD2Blu.com, for a low price, you can trade up your old DVD for the Blu-ray equivalent. Sounds good, right? Except you're limited to only 55 barebones releases to select from, and you have to pay additional shipping and tax to get it delivered to you in 5 weeks. It adds up to not being worth the effort.
A standard order of one title will set you back $7.95 + $4.95 in shipping, for a total of $12.90. Some of the newer/biger releases (Body of Lies, Speed Racer, Superman Returns) are $9.95 a piece, for a total of $14.90. Not including tax, depending on where you are. The website says that you get free shipping if your order is more than $25, but that number is obviously a con, since in order to pass $25, you'd have »
- Arya Ponto
'It gets a lot more tricky to make them digital, yet photographically representational,' visual-effects master Phil Tippett says.
Photo: Summit Entertainment
From "Star Wars" to "Indiana Jones" to "Jurassic Park," visual-effects maestro Phil Tippett has had a hand in some of the greatest movies of the past 30 years. This past weekend, if the wolves of the record-setting blockbuster "New Moon" thrilled you, then you have him to thank.
In an exclusive interview with MTV, the owner of Tippett Studio was eager to chat about making the wolf pack come to life, the intensive research that had his computer artists hanging out with the real thing, and why trips to the "New Moon" set often became a hairy proposition.
Brand-New Special Effects Shots From "New Moon"
MTV: Congratulations, Phil, the fans seem pretty pleased with the movie so far.
Phil Tippett: I suppose so; I'm not quite one of that ilk. »
Nicolas Cage: Bad To The Bone
It’s an inevitable event in every accomplished artist’s life: if you go back on the timeline of their existence and stop in adolescence, almost all of our greatest actors, writers, filmmakers, musicians and painters went through tumultuous, tortured teenage years, often scorned, almost universally ridiculed by their peers and elders alike for the cardinal sin of being “weird.” Most people run from their inner nerd as they grow into adulthood, masking it behind toned muscle, fine clothing and the right haircut, struggling to be that cool guy or gal whom we knew had all the answers and the clearest skin back when such things started to be de rigeur in our lives (and if you live in Southern California, continue to be).
Nicolas Cage is that rare movie star who not only never seemed to care if he was cool, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
The actor has filled his California home with early 20th century friction toys, known as hill climbers - and now he is among the world's leading collectors.
His wife Kelley, who designed the interior of the family's Los Angeles rural home, tells Architectural Digest magazine, "We have one of the largest collections in America." »
Hot on the heels of their HD-DVD trade in program Red2Blu, Warner Bros. has just announced a new DVD to Blu-ray trade in service called (appropriately enough) DVD2Blu. For a fee of $7.95 - $9.95 (natch) and $4.95 shipping per order (orders over $25 are free) you can trade in your DVDs for Blu-rays of the same title. Current horror titles available for trade include: Pan's Labyrinth ($9.95), The Orphanage ($9.95), A Clockwork Orange: Special Edition ($7.95), Beetlejuice ($7.95), Final Destination ($7.95) and The Shining: Special Edition ($7.95). If you head over to DVD2Blu.com, you can check out the 50+ titles currently available for swap and start trading. Depending on how much you paid for the original DVD, this »
Werner Herzog Brings The Music Back
Academy Award-nominated German film director, screenwriter, actor and opera director Werner Herzog was born Werner H. Stipetić on 5 September 1942 in Munich. His family moved to the remote Bavarian village of Sachrang in the Chiemgau Alps after the house next to theirs was destroyed during bombing towards the close of World War II. When he was twelve, he and his family moved back to Munich. The same year, Herzog was told to sing in front of his class at school and adamantly refused. He was almost expelled for this and until the age of eighteen listened to no music, sang no songs and studied no instruments. He would later say that he would easily give ten years from his life to be able to play an instrument. At fourteen, he was inspired by an encyclopedia entry about film-making which he says provided »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Warner Home Video just announced a new program where you can upgrade several of your DVD titles to Blu-ray for as low as $7.95, and right now the price doesn't go any higher than $9.95. This is a similar program to the Red2Blu offer they made allowing customers to upgrade their HD DVD titles to Blu-ray, a program I actually took advantage of and loved it as a result.
The process to upgrade is simple. Consumers select the titles they want to upgrade on DVD2Blu.com, mail in their standard DVDs with pre-paid postage and a short time later receive copies of the same film on Blu-ray Disc. Consumers who place orders over $25 will receive free shipping. For a complete list of titles visit DVD2Blu.com, but I have included the most recent list of titles and prices directly below. 10,000 B.C. ($9.95) Rush Hour 3 ($9.95) Full Metal Jacket ($9.95) Pan's »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros. has announced a DVD to Blu-ray upgrade program. While the list doesn’t include all their titles, it’s at least a start. According to WB, the process to upgrade is simple. Consumers select the titles they want to upgrade on DVD2Blu.com, mail in their standard DVDs with pre-paid postage and a short time later receive copies of the same film on Blu-ray Disc. If you mail in one DVD, it’s $7.95 plus shipping. If you order more than $25, you’ll receive free shipping.
While some people haven’t been converted to Blu-ray, I’m all in. I think the picture quality is amazing on Blu-ray and I definitely see a difference between DVD and the HD format. All I can say is, if you have an 1080p TV, the format is absolutely worth the investment. For a complete list of what WB is willing to »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Directors: Richard Kelly
Writers: Richard Kelly
Review by: agentorange
Rating: 9 out of 10
Richard Kelly channels no less than the ghost of Stanley Kubrick to turn Richard Matheson's blip of a Twilight Zone idea into one of the most astounding pieces of cerebral science fiction cinema I have ever seen. Yes, The Box is that good. It dares to scale the same intellectual heights as 2001: A Space Odyssey and it revels in the potent, restrained formalism of The Shining without ever leaving its two main characters or plot too far behind. In fact, Kelly is so self assured in executing this delicious layer-cake of a movie that The Box is now a front runner for my choice of best film of the year (yep, move over Moon) and I absolutely can't wait to see it again so I can dig even deeper into its box of mysteries. »
1-20 of 67 items from 2009 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners