Posted in September 2012

Movie Movie Podcast #17: Watch The End of Master Dredd 3D

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the main event! The Movie Movie Podcast crew is back in action, with a couple of great picks for you to see this week and a couple of sound issues as well. Join Alex, Peter, Russ and myself as we discuss Dredd 3D, End of Watch and The Master. Recorded on September 30th 2012 at Champions Studios in NYC.

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Fake Movie Friday: Pink Feather Boa

I couldn’t think of a title, so I asked our friend Lisa for a title suggestion. She started naming stuff that was on her desk and this stood out, because it made me think of snakes. So it looks like we’re headed deep into the rainforest of Suriname! Here we go!

Pink Feather Boa

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Fake Movie Friday: The Valley

Movies love it when two people fall in love just because they are different and thrust together. You guys know how love works! Even if it’s two dancers, one street and one classical, if you put them together long enough they will inevitably fall in love. Let’s go further with this. Also let’s copy Katniss because that’s highly profitable.

The Valley
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Fake Movie Friday – The God Particle

I was originally trying to make a Prometheus type movie where the film really wanted to address a big sci-fi concept/question but was way too dumb to do anything smart with it. I actually think I came up with something pretty neat, a sort of Prince of Darkness crossed with Pi. Enjoy.

The God Particle
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Fake Movie Friday – Gone

Jodie Foster hasn’t lost her kids in a while, so that’s about to happen.

Gone

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Park Chan-Wook’s Stoker Trailer

South Korean cinema was the most exciting thing happening to film in the early 2000s. It has taken about 10 years for it’s influence to be really felt in Hollywood. Oldboy is being remade, and Jee-Woon Kim is making his first English language movie, The Last Stand. Now Park Chan-Wook is making his American debut with Stoker. The Last Stand looks pretty cool, but Stoker looks incredible.

Via Aint It Cool

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Jodorowsky’s Dune Poster

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune is the greatest movie that was never made full stop. Jodorowsky’s Dune would have completely changed the science fiction genre as we know it, and it indirectly did have a huge effect, Dan O’Bannon was hired to do the effects and H.R. Giger was hired to do some designs, and when the film fell through, they hooked up to make Alien. That’s just one of the many crazy stories (check out the Dali stuff) that you can read HERE

I’ve been aware of the documentary about it for a while now, but there hasn’t been too many updates. There was this trailer from a year ago:

But now there is a poster, and it is beautiful:

Via Boing Boing

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Plan 9 From Outer Space

There aren’t a lot of great zombie movies in the 50s, but there is some cheesy fun to be found with cheesy Z grade science fiction stuff. The most iconic and fun filled of that type is of course Plan 9 From Outer Space. I’d recommend doing a double feature of Plan 9 and Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, Ed Wood is amazing, and in its own way so is Plan 9. The full movie is below, and I might as well add the trailer for Ed Wood.

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King of the Zombies

The 40s were a bad time for zombie films. I Walked with a Zombie is widely considered the best film of that era, but I haven’t seen it, though I do own it. So instead, here is King of the Zombies. King of the Zombies isn’t that bad of a film, but Jesus is it racist. Black character actor Mantan Moreland plays a servant and is the comic relief, and while he does have some good lines, his style of acting is… let’s say troubling. The trailer should give you a taste of what you are in for. The full movie is below… if you are in to that sort of thing.

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Kate Beckinsale is The Mummy (Probably)

Len Wiseman has been hired to shepherd the reboot of The Mummy franchise.  Apparently the studio wants to take the series in an entirely different and darker direction, so they hired Wiseman.  So far, if we are keeping score at home, Len Wiseman created and directed the vastly underwhelming Underworld series, he directed the infinitely dumb Live Free or Die Hard, and he directed the remake bomb of the summer Total Recall.  There are two common threads in Len Wiseman movies;  Kate Beckinsale (his wife), and life-less set pieces.  Maybe life-less is what a Mummy film needs? Probably not.

I am at my wits end with Hollywood.  I get that monster movies will continually be revised and released etc, but why are we attaching hacks to projects that could be great.  Say what you want about Stephen Sommers’ Mummy films, but at least they were fun.  No they weren’t be any stretch the definitive Mummy film, but they were fun adventure films that killed time.  Len Wiseman can only make lense-flare filled action scenes with his wife front and center.  Nothing he has made gives me confidence this is a good idea.  What I can tell you is that Wiseman is the perfect director for a studio that doesn’t want to take risks.  He can make your movie on time, on a lower budget, and he wont be a problem to work with!  I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but we have to stop giving this guy major franchises.  He can’t do it.  He can film is wife’s butt awesomely though.

I think every studio should just stop and think WWGDTD (What Would Guillermo Del Toro Do?) when thinking about starting a new sci-fi/horror franchise.

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