8 items from 2008
DVD Release date: November 13, 2008 (Germany)
Director: Jean de Segonzac
Review by: agentorange
Rating: 5.8 out of 10
Lost City Raiders aired on Scifi Channel on November 22nd 2008 to record breaking ratings. In fact, as it stands right now, Lost City Raiders is ranked Scifi's 5th most watched movie event of 2008. Of course, with the questionable quality of some of Scifi's original programming I wasn't too surprised to read that tidbit of information after viewing the film. Next to many of the films they produce, Lcr feels like a full fledged and fully realized Pa adventure film.
Many viewers seem to be comparing Lcr to Waterworld but instead, I say the film owes more to the rollicking adventure yarns of Indiana Jones. So, a word of warning to anyone who attempts to track this one down; to enjoy the Pa »
While there's not too many good releases this week we do have some big ones, first and foremost the extended cut of Waterworld which was really an awesome flick. Kevin Costner seems to have this thing for post apocalyptic film, starting with his bit part in Testament and then The Postman. Let's hope he makes more. Next off we have the Val Kilmer starrer Moscow Zero which is a zombie flick, but even better, it has Vincent Gallo in it! Last off is the Lovecraftian horror Chill which has gotten some low ratings, but hey, I'll watch anything based on Lovecraft's work, so check out all the videos, synopses, links and trailers after the break.
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The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner »
When Kevin Costner says he thinks a movie doesn't need to be made, you have to listen to the guy. I mean, he thought Waterworld and The Postman were necessary works of art--- can't we trust him when even he's willing to show restraint? But apparently Costner's contention that Bull Durham doesn't need a sequel is no match for some producers, who are hard at work getting Bull Durham 2 ready to shoot next summer. Moviehole picked up on a story in the The Durham Herald-Sun, the hometown paper of a city clearly glad to have movie crews returning. Because the script is still in the works, apparently none of the original cast have been contacted, including Costner, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. I don't think I need to tell you my exact feelings on a sequel to a 20-year-old movie that seems to have done Ok standing on its own »
Actor James Russo has signed on to star in the upcoming horror film “Dark Woods” starring Tracy Coogan and John Muscarnero. Russo appeared opposite Johnny Depp in Roman Polanski’s “The Ninth Gate” (1999), and portrayed mobster Victor Mura in TV’s short-lived “Falcone” the following year. More recently, he offered a penetrating cameo as Frank Sinatra in “Stealing Sinatra” (2003). Other Russo films include Kevin Costner’s “The Postman” (1997) and “Open Range” (2003), plus “Beverly Hills Cop”(1984), “We’re No Angels” (1989), “Donnie Brasco”(1996), “No Way Home” (1996), and a number of low budget crimers. On stage, he has “Welcome to Andromeda,” “Deathwatch,” “Marat/Sade” and the afore-mentioned “Extremities” to his credit. Dark Woods follows a couple who moves to a secluded cabin in the [...] »
- Brian Corder
Sep 17, 2008 There's a phenomenon in the entertainment industry known as the "sophomore slump," a terrifying condition (much worse than the "freshman fifteen") in which a movie director finds unparalleled success with their debut effort only to stumble (and, in some cases, crash and burn) with their follow-up project. It happened to John Singleton with Poetic Justice, Kevin Smith with Mallrats, Andrew Niccol with Simone - heck, as a director, even Kevin Costner followed up Dances with Wolves with The Postman. Even directors with less-than-successful debuts tend to have trouble with ...Read more at MovieRetriever.com »
We’ve been very lax on getting you guys any updates about the upcoming thriller The New Daughter, mainly because every time I see a pic from it with Kevin Costner looking off into the distance, I get flashbacks of The Postman and have to curl up into a ball for an hour or so. Not very productive, that.
John Travis, who co-scripted The New Daughter, talked to Fangoria recently about his thoughts on the film, and it inspired me to move past my hang-ups and start talking about it again. For those unsure, Costner plays a father who relocates his daughter (Pan’s Labyrinth starlet Ivana Baquero) and son to a farm in South Carolina. Once there, a mysterious mound that the father believes to be an Indian burial mound is discovered on the property, the source of which turns out to be much worse than any of them imagined. »
- Johnny Butane
Actor James Russo is set to star in the upcoming thriller Dark Woods.
Russo appeared opposite Johnny Depp in Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate (1999), and portrayed mobster Victor Mura in TV's short-lived "Falcone" the following year. More recently, he offered a penetrating cameo as Frank Sinatra in Stealing Sinatra (2003).
Other Russo films include Kevin Costner's The Postman (1997) and Open Range (2003), plus Beverly Hills Cop (1984), We're No Angels (1989), Donnie Brasco (1996), No Way Home (1996), and a number of lowbudget crimers. On stage, he has "Welcome to Andromeda," "Deathwatch," "Marat/Sade" and the afore-mentioned "Extremities" to his credit.
Dark Woods is a mystery thriller written by John Muscanero, and is based on true events.
Dark Woods follows a couple who moves to a secluded cabin in the woods to cope with a terminal illness of the wife. As the wife's condition drags her deeper into dementia and darkness, the husband's friendship »
'I am ashamed," says Bud, Kevin Costner's character in the brain-dead political satire/tear-jerker "Swing Vote." While we appreci ate your honesty, Kevin, please don't hog all the credit.
For starters, there are the screenwriters who filched the plot of the 1939 movie "The Great Man Votes" without credit and dumbed it down into their nonsensical commentary on the 2000 election - sort of Frank Capra by way of Larry the Cable Guy.
And then there are the endless celebrities playing themselves in dubious cameos - including Arianna Huffington announcing, "Something tells me Franklin and »
- By LOU LUMENICK
8 items from 2008
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