Prometheus Trailer for the Upcoming Trailer…

I will start by posing a question to Ridley Scott… Why has it taken you so long to decide to revive the sci-fi genre… again. A short trailer of the upcoming “full trailer” for Prometheus has been released online. Yes, you heard me correctly, a trailer for the trailer has been released. It has been a long time since Scott’s Alien and BladeRunner set the standard for science fiction, and several of his recent films have been underwhelming… Robin Hood,

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The Hobbit: Set Video #6

Peter Jackson is awesome. I can’t think of another director that has involved the fans to the level that Jackson has during the filming of The Hobbit. I have loved each of the set videos he has released. Now, to be clear, I have watched all of the bonus material for the Lord of the Rings trilogy multiple times. I am not normally a behind the scenes junkie. Often times behind the scenes material is a mix of a bad

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Guy Pearce Just Sold Me Prometheus

I, like others have been cautiously skeptical about Ridley Scott’s upcoming “prequel” to his massively popular Alien. I love the cast Scott has assembled, Michael Fassenberner and Idris Elba are two amazing actors who have yet to dissapoint me. I have been dissapointed with so many remakes/rehashes/reboots over the past decade, I didn’t want to suffer another let down by one of my favorite directors… yes I am talking to you Tim Burton (Planet of the Apes, Alice in Wonderland).

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SUNDANCE: 5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras 5 Broken Cameras is the most personal documentary I have ever seen. Emad Burnat films years of struggle within his hometown of Bil’in as the Israeli army pushes further into the borders of their city. Emad cycles through five cameras throughout the course of the documentary, and as he says, each camera represents a part of his story. Several of his cameras are shot by Israeli soldiers, another is hit by exploding tear gas. The film begins

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SUNDANCE: V/H/S — Holy Gruesome Horror

V/H/S I will admit, found footage films have been a major point a frustration for me over the past decade. Post-Blair Witch, the film style grew to be formulaic and at times impossible to watch. V/H/S arrives at Sundance just in time, thirteen years after the initial run of The Blair Witch Project. V/H/S centers around a group of petty criminals who are sent to an old man’s house to steal a single vhs tape. They are told nothing other

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The Hobbit in 3D… In Jackson I trust

Lets get this out of the way. I hate 3D movies. I saw Chicken Little in 3D years ago and am still trying to recover from the experience. When it comes to 3D movies, I ask myself… Does a movie in 3D add anything to the story that wouldn’t be there in 2D? Most of the time, I think that answer is no. After watching Transformers 3 in 3D earlier this year I promised myself that I would never again

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Donald Sutherland cast as President Snow

The wait is finally over… and Donald Sutherland will play President Snow in next years film The Hunger Games. Snow is the evil autocratic ruler over the Twelve Districts of Panem, and uses violence to control and intimidate any who oppose his leadership. Snow was the last lead character to be cast, and one reason the casting group may have taken longer to cast Snow is because he simply doesn’t have a large role in the first book of the series. While I assume that

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First Picture from The Dark Knight Rises

The first legitimate photo from The Dark Knight Rises has been released. The above shows Tom Hardy as the villain… Bane.  Hardy (Inception) has been one of my favorite actors since he played “Handsome Bob” in RockNRolla (2008) a few years back, and I am glad that Christopher Nolan has decided to add him to his list of “actors I like to use in my movies.” Bane’s storyline in The Dark Knight Rises is still being kept under wraps, and since this is Nolan, expect it

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Middle Earth is back!

Any fans of Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit who haven’t  “Liked” Peter Jacksons facebook page should stop reading this immidiately and “like” Peter Jackson (Jackson’s Facebook Page.) Jackson recently released a 10 minute behind-the-scenes video on the set of The Hobbit, and has continued to include fans like no other director I have seen. The Hobbit video gave me chills, seeing Middle Earth completely rebuilt reminded me how much I loved the original three films. In the video there are great

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13 Assassins – A samurai film worth your attention

13 Assassins is a film samurai fans have been waiting for. Unfortunately, it might be difficult for many to see the film in any type of theatrical setting. Assassins was released in Japan last year, and is scheduled for release in the US today (April 29th.) No theaters in Salt Lake will be showing 13 Assassins this weekend or next. This could be due to the high volume of Hollywood blockbusters scheduled for release in the coming weeks (Fast Five, Thor…) However,

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