Friday, December 3, 2010

Franky's back, baby!

According to FanGirlTastic Frankenstein will be getting a makeover by SONY Pictures. I'm guessing Universal is hoping that if Franky comes back as a contemporary teen stud who sparkles someone else can take the fall if it fails.

See Fangirltastic for details and speculation.

Dear Ridley Scott, RE: Alien Prequel

If you've ever had a dream or desire to do something big — something you felt like you were meant to do, and you poured your heart and soul on the floor to get to it, you understand why I'm posting this.

Please spread the message, so this woman, Diana Newton can get the opportunity she's asking for. She wants to be cast in Ridley Scott's Alien prequel.

Click here if video doesn't load.

Or go to Ridley Scott, Watch This.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Enoughy with Buffy

So, according to Bloody Disgusting, it looks like Buffy the Vampire Slayer is set for a remake.

Why do people celebrate these murdering types? Vampires just want the same freedoms you have.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Never start with the bus!

Oh, my goodness! I've been meaning to see this movie, Big Man Japan for the longest time, but there was always something getting in the way. After knowing about it for almost two years, I finally found it on Netflix live stream through the Wii.

It's a mockumentary (or at least that's what they are saying) about a man who is the last of generations of people who can be "zapped" to become giant so they can protect Japan from monsters.

Watch the trailer:

Big expectations from an awesome trailer like that is what made it all fall flat for me. There was very little substance to the "interviews" that went on between action sequences. Something tells me I'm blocked by some cultural inability to fathom the humor. There were tons of snickers throughout, but mostly it was a lot of snooze, and short bursts of, "What the what, now?"

Definitely worth checking out despite my poor rating. If you find yourself getting bored like I did, just fast forward to the action. Instead of eye candy it's a lot like some candy product you might have to dare yourself to try - Red bean curd suckers or candied seaweed.

Even if you are able to get through it all, and make it to the final showdown, you'll find yourself getting slugged from behind when they hit you with some kind of reality twist that will have you writhing in confusion on the floor. I must have asked, "What?!!!" five times in the last ten minutes.

I'm wondering if there will ever be a sequel called Big Girl Japan or  Big Girl World since it was mentioned early on that Big Man had a daughter around eight years old. We need big girl heroes to protect our world from the bad giant monsters!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Since I was 12 Years old…

Well, this looks like fun. For some reason, when I got this in my email, I started humming Ventura Highway by America.

The trailer looks fun enough. I hope we're supposed to make fun of this because it looks bad good, not good good. I wonder why monsters are always the bad guys. Maybe because we're actually the good guys. Bad = Good :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Zombie mini-series

According to Slice of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will be made into a mini-series. I better get started on reading that. The book has been burning a hole on my shelf for months.

More here.

Thanks to our friends at Monster Sci Fi Show Blog.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

King Kong's remains

I'm pouty, but smiley about this: The original King Kong skeleton (used for stop-motion on the original 1933 film) just sold at a Christie's Auction for $218,000. I wish I could afford that!
I'm not normally a news poster, but I love my Kong!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Postcards from Salem's Lot

Darn that flash.

“This plastic cross from your toy monster scene model is frightening to me!”

Saturday, November 14, 2009

What's Happening?

What was all the huff about The Happening? I stayed away from it like I stay away from a habanero pepper at dessert. I finally gave in, and gosh am I glad? I think people were so thrilled with The Sixth Sense, and then progressively more disappointed with M. Night Shyamalan's follow ups that it became a habit for people to dislike whatever he put out.

I actually liked The Happening. I felt the paranoia the characters felt. Just the thought of what was happening was so scary! We're all scared of something coming to get us, but what if that something made us "get" ourselves?

The ending of The Happening was reminiscent of 50s movies that warned us of what the atomic age could bring. This warning is against hurting the plants, though; which is slightly lame. But the monster is not the cause. The monster is the symptom. The plant idea was just a theory in the movie. What happens is the scary part. If people started killing themselves because we ran out of chocolate milk that's still scary.

Blame the vegetarians. Stop killing all the bean sprouts!

And in case you were looking for M. Night Shyamalan in the movie (he makes an appearance in each of his films a la Alfred Hitchcock) I did a little research. He is not seen, but slightly heard. He is "Joey" on the other end of a few phone calls and texts.
Reminds me of Chris Simonson of Death Proof.

M. Night Shyamalan is on the line. Will YOU answer the call?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Evil twins

I was watching Ghost Story just the other day for the eleventeenth time, and I think this might be the first time this occurred to me. One of the players in the picture is Craig Wasson. He plays both sons of an old man who had a terrible day, "accidentally" killing a girl a long time ago.

Anyway, this fellow Craig Wasson looks just like Bill Maher. So much so that it reminds me I see resemblances often in my favorite movies. So this inspires something new I want to do now and again. Evil Twins!

Please to enjoy my first:

Craig Wasson and Bill Maher are EVIL TWINS!