We expect popular sci-fi or horror manga to get adapted. Less so Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiin Da Ga, the kind of manga about a high-school girl who wakes up one day wearing a magic chastity belt, possessed by a ghost who wants to make her have sex with her stepbrother enough times to fully power said belt and send the spirit to Heaven. (Methinks somebody misread their scripture.)
Now that you know the story, you won't need to understand the trailer. And maybe you won't want to. But remember the title for your next game of charades...More >>
There's your dame to kill for, right there.
Also, the trailer has a trailer, in the form of a non-skippable preview from the From Dusk Till Dawn series tacked on the beginning. I have to say, both worry me a bit, as they seem to have that Robert Rodriguez "I did this fast and I think you can't tell it was on the cheap, but really you can" look. Given how long it took to make another Sin City, you'd hope a rushed look wouldn't be the issue.More >>
Admit it, that's what you asked when you realized Zack Snyder wasn't directing the new 300 movie, being replaced by a relative unknown who had previously directed a Dennis Quaid comedy and multiple commercials.
As it turns out, the Israeli-born been on the shortlist for sequels for some time now, having at various points been in line to direct The Ring Two and A Good Day to Die Hard. It's a good thing he waited - we may never know how well he'd have followed in those particular franchise footsteps, but he suits the world of 300 to a tee. (When I gave him my assessment of the movie as a boner in cinematic form, he literally high-fived me.) This is a man who gets what he's making, and why.More >>
After all the talk, I, like many of you, said I'd believe this movie was happening when I saw proof. Well...here it is. Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in living non-color. (Weirdest casting choice for the new film: Michael Clarke Duncan's character Manute is now played by Dennis Haysbert, apparently.
Yet somehow I doubt the race-specific concern-trolls will be out in force for that one. It would help if I hadn't confused my Dennises and thought of Farina.) If I'm not imagining it, these images look softer than before, as if trying to hide an age gap or something.
The biggest question now is: do you still care about Sin City? Or, perhaps, now that she has a post-baby bod to show off, will Jessica Alba finally do her stripper character justice with a fully faithful portrayal?More >>
Zack Snyder may be the name you most associate with the 300 movies, but Kurt Johnstad is the guy who wrote both of them in collaboration with the director. A former assistant director and key grip, Johnstad has an unspecified but long-standing relationship with the military, and is also known for the "Navy SEALs playing themselves" movie Act of Valor.
Writers don't generally do the same amount of press as directors and actors, but on this day, Johnstad prepared himself for interview glory.
Tip of the hat to Gallen_Dugall for some of the question suggestions.
Finally, a zombie apocalypse quest I could get behind.
The search for booze. But dammit, Daryl, you should know that a girl's first drink generally needs to be something fruity.
BTW, as a random footnote, if anyone wants to see the trailer for the Norman Reedus movie I was in, I found it on YouTube...More >>
Insert saber till it spurts
If a boner could become a movie, it would be 300: Rise of an Empire.
The prequel-sequel-sametimequel (is there a better word for that last one?) to the zeitgeist-defining cinematic adaptation of Frank Miller's homoerotic ragefest has more arcing blood-splatters than the last, more carnage, more battles, more abs, more gaps in logic, just more, more, MORE...in 3D Imax. Mind you, I never said this was a bad thing. This is Sparta, and tonight you dine on money-shots.
Mattel did their 12". Hot Toys followed. Now Sideshow is building a Premium Format Christopher Reeve, and Mattel will be following with a 3-3/4 inch figure.
I love the Reeve Superman. I have a primal reaction to his first couple of movies like I do to Star Wars. So why not make a figure of him that I will actually buy? One that's 6-8 inches...or a NECA 18-incher that'll cost half of what all these higher-end ones do?
I'll believe a man can fly off toy shelves, just as soon as you can read my mind.More >>