Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Entourage Movie Trailer

The movie trailer for Entourage has the gang back together for one last time.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Victory! Sony Has Decided To Release The Interview After All


Freedom of expression is back.  Sony is going to release The Interview after all.  The release will be on Christmas day and mostly in smaller "Art House" movie theaters.  It may not be the wide Christmas day release as originally planned but it is a start and video on demand will be coming shortly.  Score one for freedom and democracy!



more details @ TheWrap.com

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fox Pulls The Plug On Gore Verbinski's North Korean Drama, Pyongyang

The latest casualty of the North Korean hacks and threats of violence is Gore Verbinski's new film, Pyongyang.  It was going to be set in North Korea and star Steve Carell.  The production company, New Regency, decided to cancel the film after its distributor, Fox, decided not to distribute the film.  Prior to the cancellation it was "green lit and fully funded."
Gore Verbinski shared his thoughts on the issue:

"I find it ironic that fear is eliminating the possibility to tell stories that depict our ability to overcome fear."

There is still the possibility of the film being produced elsewhere in the future but for now it is dead.


Remember when Hollywood stood up to dictators?


more @ Deadline.com

Update:

All of these recent events are starting to seem like a parody.
The F.B.I. has officially confirmed that North Korea is responsible for the Sony data breach.

Now the "hackers" have made further demands:

"Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy." It reportedly went on to demand that, "everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."

And more bad news.  Paramount Studios orders planned screenings of Team America canceled allegedly so that they don't become targets of the North Korean regime!

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

North Korea Wins - Sony’s The Interview Dropped From Theaters

Here is the score: 

 Terrorist Threats 1,

Free Speech 0


Due to threats from North Korea, Sony’s new film, The Interview, will not be playing in most any major theaters in the United States.  The Interview was going to be a major Christmas day release but today movie theater chains have announce that they will not be showing the movie due to safety concerns.

So far the list of theaters with official statements include the following:

Regal
AMC
Bow Tie Cinemas
Carmike Cinemas
Cinemark
Cineplex 

Arclight Cinemas has not made an official statement as of 12 Noon today.

Seth Rogen and James Franco have not responded to the news but they have been seen with additional security due to concerns for their personal safety.  They have canceled  all promotional media even for The Interview.
more @ E Online

As of noon today Fandango still shows tickets available to purchase at local AMC theater.  I have a feeling that it will take some time to update their system.



At least one activist is not going to give in to threats from the dictatorship.  Human Rights Foundation founter, Thor Halvorssen, is planning on a "helium balloon release" of  The Interview.
He is planning to attach DVD copies of the movie and air drop them into North Korea.


They say that there is no such thing as bad publicity but Sony doesn't seem to think so in this case.   Perhaps the film is not very good and isn't worth the risk in light of the threats.

Either way it's a sad day for freedom and democracy.


 more @ Deadline.com

Updated: 1:15PM PST

The Interview is now officially dead!  Sony has pulled the plug.

No showtimes available at any ArcLight Cinema or AMC near Los Angeles as of 1:15PM  : (





Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sony Hack: Footage Of Kim Jong Un's Fake Movie Death Leaked

North Korea Doesn't Like This One Bit


It's a bit of a spoiler, unless it's all a bad dream.

More details regarding leaked emails @ Gawker.com


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer

Check it...


I've seen an early screening of this movie and it is epic insanity!

Out May 15, 2015.

Monday, December 8, 2014

SNL's Take On Star Wars Teaser

Here is Saturday Night Live's spoof of the new Star Wars Episode VII teaser trailer.

 

So very tired?


Thursday, December 4, 2014

And Now The Terminator Genisys Official Trailer Is Here!



As usual they are giving too much away in the trailer.

more Terminator info here @  TerminatorMovie.com

John Connor looks around and what does he see, nothing but potential.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Time Trap, Funny New Short Film From Michael Shanks

Enjoy.


Written and Directed by Michael Shanks

A Hollywood agent should be calling soon, if they haven't already.

Excellent work.  Thank for this!


The King's Man Trailer