Thursday, October 08, 2015

Thursday's Movie News

Live on MNN cancelled for today due to workload. New show on Blog Talk Radio next week.
See third link for Infinity War to cost $1 Billion. Yikes!
Big Screening at Madison Square Garden on Friday night was a huge success. Article has some minor spoilers but the premiere episode sure has some zingers in storytelling. Looking forward to it.

Friday Updates:
Three other versions of the end credits which are different from the one on the BR/DVD.
This link includes snippets and screen shots of all 4 videos of the end credits. I would have picked the Crackle edition as far as design goes.
Cool looking trailer from comic con. Now fans are finaly getting into this. Where were they at the first season? Anyways it looks good for the 2nd season.

This is crazy, for a comic book movie? Just for a two parter while The Hobbit, a trilogy cost $745M. And why did Pirates: Stranger Tides cost $378M. I don't even remember what this movie was about.
And you know RDJ can retire after this big Kaching.
Wow that's alot on a slate. Will people get tired of seeing these by the time Infinity War comes out. And do we need another Ant-Man movie?
The one picture they shouldhave concentrted on and waited till all these other superhero movies ccome out. All because franchises like Cars is so money driven with merchandise. And I agree with one of the comments that Cars 1 is the worse Pixar of the bunch. Actaully that ties with
Even the figure of Han Solo looks old. Now that's funny. And finally we're are going to get that final trailer. It would be nice to see Leia and Luke in action or doing something. Just a great big tease till the movie comes out.
Maybe Jackman should rethink about leaving Wolverine all together or take up that 007 Bond offer which is still on the table. Too old? Ford did with Indy Jones Crystal Skull and Moore was 57 on the last Bond movie. Again a movie nobody was asking for and a franchise on top of that. See The Martian instead. Finally caught up with that. 4 out of 5. Funnier than I thought just a little long near the end but Damon was great, especially with the disco jokes.
Why? It was done rightthe first time around. And since this was a period piece there's not much they can add to this. It got released on Blu-ray and all you need to know from the book is in the film.
If you listen to the commentary on his Bram Stoker's Dracula Br release, he was getting fed up with the system all theway back then. Same thing with Steven Sodenberg who has gone to table and walked away from the studio system. Trivia: In Hotel Transylvania 2, the party scene the son has the wig on from Gary Oldmans take on Stoker's Dracula.
Spoiler if  you haven't seen the episode yet. But tthe point is having an idea written but not used for a scene then bring it back again for a future scene as mentioned here about the dinner table. An old trick Speilberg uses quite a bit. As in Indiana Jones Temple Doom scene where they use the life raft goin down theriver after Jumping out of the plane. That ws suppose to be tagged at the end of the first movie when Indy jumps into the plane afeter being chased by the big rolling rock. Again that trick was used in the Jurassic Park trilogy. More on the radio show.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Wednesday's Movie News

Yesterday's and today's blogs are combine for today as I had to work late yesterday and couldn't get the blog up in time. But still new radio show coming before Saturday's Live on MNN.
Spoiler for those who haven't seen the premiere yet. Took me by surprise for an opener but it made sense in a way. But the makers are show not oking around with this material. Great start for a new season aka Gotham.
Check out the video where the Ceo said they have to do some research to see if there's an audeince for them. While this article hits a lot of points, it did missed something and that is "Micromanagement".
And that is what is killing a lot of these moive aka Fantastic Four. When you have too many cooks in the kitchen it kills the meal so to speak. Obviously Arnold is not waiting as far as his Apprentice ob tells us, lol.
Simple. People heard that only the third act, the walk itself, is worth the 3D format while the first 2 acts are just boring. That kind of feedback on social networks can kill any film.
Part Seven hasn't even come out yet and already they're pushing No. 8. They are not wasting time with this are they, lol.
Hype or just good publicity? Either way, beating John Ford's record with the most Oscar nods is no small feat, considering this is one of Speilberg idols. Again John Wayne's The Searchers being one of his favorite films. Remember that western that Joss Whedon mentioned in his commentary for Avengers Ultron. Buy just the idea of having all those nods and only winning once must be fustrating as hell.
Spoiler! WTF? I was looking forward to this actor and character and they did a Jon Snow on us?
Why so early in the season. Looks like we are going back to the Penguin. Well this sucks.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Monday's Movie News

New Radio coming for sure before out Live on MNN this Saturday. FlickR link posted at bottom of this blog.
So Damon has final laugh as this is one of his biggest hits at the Boxoffice. Met him, nice guy, no problem. I didn't think this would a big hit as I was still disappointed with Ridley's Prometheus. So I have to catch up with this one. Should have seen this one instead of Sicario (2 out of 5, overrated, boring, if you saw the trailer..well). I reposted pictures of Damon on the set of Bourne Ultimatum, which was the same exact spot of I Am Legend at the Brooklyn Bridge, NYC. See link at bottom of this blog for my flickr page.
Yikes! How much can they squeeze out of this franchise? And look at the writers who are part of the screnwriters club. Some of them are responsible for trainwrecks. Amazing Spiderman 2 anyone?
And That's why he turned down those DC Superman Justice League films. He needs to do these films since it's his signature on them. With DC he would just be hired help with a bunch of memos handed to him everyday.
Well we can all thank Godzilla Jurassic World for this one. The studios are jumping at the chance for big creatures/monsters. But Director Bong did a great job on Snowpiercer and The Host maybe he should direct one fo the Godzilla movies in the future. He sure gets a good cast going.
Great mashhup. Count the cameos from Disney classics thrown in the trailer. My favorite is that annoying snowman finally getting it.
That pepsi bottle from BTTF No. 2. And let's not forget the Jaws Trailer from No. 2....
This is so funny where they explain all the other Jaws movies up to no. 19. Some good imagination.
Syfy channel should try some of these. Can't be worse than Sharknado, lol.
I Resposted the album link so you can see all of the albums that I put together through the years. With the Bourne album I was invited to film (without flash of course) as it was an open set. I manage to say hello and say good lcuk with the movie and was very nice. But of course security was like 'move it along so he can finish his scenes'. For you Bourne fans, this action sequence was film in winter with snow on the ground, but for this final scene they had to come back in April to finish the scene, notice the light jacket I'm wearing and there's no snow on the ground as he approaches the car. See if you can catch that blooper on the BR/DVD.
PS I also got chased away from Bradley Cooper when he was doing Limitless, the jogging scene you can see the two bridges and Brooklyn in the background. But he did say thank you when I said good luck with the film. I use that trick as it always get a respone, so now you know, lol
PSS A lot of pictures are filmed in this area by the Brooklyn Bridge, East River Drive. So now you know that too, lol...Thanks for watching.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Thursday's Movie News

BTR show postponed due to work schedule. ust had enough time to update this blog. Hopefully by Monday.

Like the comment in the article about no Sam Smith song featured in the trailer. Ouch! How fast that went south. Blame the producers, they have final say if the song gets greenlighted or not. Oh well.
Includes link for the first three comics of Young Luke for Free!
Well that saves time for my review on this disc. Love the western and Frankenstein references.

Long interview which gives a great insight to the writing skills required for a project like this.
Either way this is goingto be a big hit. But how big compare to the competition, that should be interesting.
Roger Moore was 57 on his last year. Craig can do a few more and money always talk. With that kind of money, he can afford a Doctor to look after his back and the rest of his aging body. Shame if he quits after this one now that they got this whole Spectre and Blofeld thing going.
While Cohen did start the franchise on the right track, the film needs a director with extreme action skills under his belt. Especially if the next location is New York City. No laid back shit here folks, we New Yorkers mean business!
4 seperate mini videos exploring the background of the film and it;s characters. This is probably moe exciting than the movie itself. Stilll have doubts on this. Hope I'm wrong. I gotta spend bucks on this.
Well this is screwed. Arnold on Celebrity Apprentice, Max Max costing less and grossing more (Max Who? but we all know the Terminator) and the rights going back to Cameron in a few years, they can pretty much write this off. Wait until the BR/DVD sales will be the final nail in the coffin. If those discs don't sale then it's really over.
While he directed one of my favorite disasters moives of all time what theydon't mention that a lot of the action sequences were directed by Producer Irwin Allen (Lost In Space amontg other tv shows), and of course he directed 1976 King Kong the fun campy version with Kong on the World Trade Centers, another favorite of mind.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday's Movie News

New Blog Talk radio show  on Friday. Link of Bourne Ulitmatum on the set pics and video on my flickr page.
Early predictons already? Buthte reviews have been killer. But so have some of the other movies like The Walk and Steve Jobs. Now competition between Oscar nod movies instead of the summer junk for 2015.
Check out the video: It's HBO not Porn. Funny! Even thought the show is taking the idea to an extreme, if anyone remembers the original movie the part about having sex with a robot is mentioned butnot shown. Here we will get the real deal. As far as me working as a background actor would I ever consider doing this? Hell No! Not with this beer belly.
So called beginnings of the Joker clip. Can't wait for the Joker and The Penguin then the fireworks ae goin to fly. Season two is off to a great start so far.
Too fast, too soon. By third year if they are not careful there will be a burnout on this. Remember this is not a show about Zombies aka Dead.
This will take you directly to my Bourne Ultimatum on the set pictures. I live across the street and
just walked over to the set and was allowed to take pictures. Included is the video of Damon in action.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tueday's Movie News

Slow news day but there will be a new BTR show later this week. Lots of reviews.
Two videos included. Pretty much traight forward. At least it's not a mes like Prometheus 2 or Alein Paradise or whatever the hell the next film is called from the Alien Franchise.
Check out the comments on this. Interesting on what people say. for me keep at it is. Lke the article said some of these episodes are hit and miss as it is. Add extra episodes will degrade the quality so keep as is it is along with the Xmas special.
Everyone is still crossing theri fingers on this. Butnow is postponed all because o fthe budget. Del toro has to stop thinking big and just concentrate on a smaller script and get rid of those subplots. Those characters were not that intersting to begin with.e
45 second tease for thenew BR trilogy. New documentary, the cartoon series and a book. Now I feel ripoff on my original BR tirolgy set. But at least the original bonusfeatures make it worth it

Taken a few years ago at Time Square and Broadway. This is the model that visits different states through out the yearsponsering Micheal J. Fox charity. More pix can be found on my flickr page.
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday's Movie News

Top 10 of all time Baby! New Radio show coming later this week. Last MNN show below links.
Like I said on the live show, Minions made it to the top 10 of all time and took out Transformers for the No. 10 spot becoming the Second biggest animation of all time. Thanks little guys for winning my bet.
Seems like the studio is nervous on the next director and putting pressure on Deisel to make sure it's the right director. Again the studio wants to make sure that F7 was no fluke. But to wrap up the franchise with a trilogy? That also sounds like it could be the franchise can be headed to cable where it would cost less with new characters. As far as they are concern is all about the cars and not the story.
Predictions already? Well most of these have not been seen yet but there's talk about how these nods are cmpare to last year. Most of the pictures from last year did not deserve to be nominated to begin with. The one catagory to look out for is the Best Actor. They all deserve to be nominated. Even tho Redmayne won last year. But then again Tom Hanks won back to back for the Oscar so who knows.
But Cranston needs to win it. Just for being Cranston
So a web series it is. But each segment is only one minute long. Who wants to watch that? And how much info can that up to. And don't forget you have to put with with ads along with that. A waste of time.
Who cares. worst kept secret. But if you really want to come out, why not say it. The show has lost it's comedy. It's boring, except for House of Horrors episode. Even the comment said said the same. How about coming out with the nex tmovie and wrap up the series.
Cool 4 minute plus video on behind the scenes making of. Shame the video is more exciting than the movie which was a let down. 2 out of 5.

Our last live show on MNN on Sept. 26 with 3 more to go before we take a winter break but there will be a Star Wars pre-tape show. MOre on that later this week.
PS the last 3 shows have been reposted on Youtube for better clarity. It's the best we can do.