Apr 4, 2009

Fast & Furious - Movie Review

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Laz Alonso, Gal Gadot, Shea Whigham, Tego Calderon
: Justin Lin
Rated: PG-13 [See Full Rating] for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, language and drug references Genre: Action/Adventure
Summery: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed—Fast & Furious. Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Conner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what’s possible behind the wheel.

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Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez in Fast and Furious 4

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Dragonball: Evolution Teaser Trailer


A teaser set to the film’s theme song, “Rule” by Ayumi Hamasaki.

Domestic Theatrical Trailer (1:54)
The official theatrical trailer as seen in many theaters around North America.

International Theatrical Trailer (1:50)
The first official theatrical trailer used internationally.

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Dragonball: Evolution Movie Review

Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: James Wong
Budget: $100 million
Release Date: April 10th 2009 in North America, March 13th 2009 in Asia
Filming Locations: Mexico City, Durango, Los Angeles
Status: Now Playing in Asia

Dragonball: Evolution is based on the popular Japanese manga created by Akira Toriyama, whose work spawned best selling graphic novels, video games and a phenomenally successful television series. The live action adventure centers on a team of warriors, each of whom possesses special abilities. Together, they protect Earth from a force bent on dominating the Universe and controlling the mystical objects from which the film takes its name. --copy; 20th Century Fox.

Teaser Trailer Here

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Let The Right One In Movie Review

Let The Right One In

Let The Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) comes trailing plaudits; a firm festival favourite, it was in many critics' top tens last year. This worries me; could it possibly live up to the hype?

Well, the answer is a resounding yes. The film, based on the best-selling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, is beautifully shot, lit and framed, featuring completely believable performances from its two young leads; its also an incredibly original take on vampire mythology, and, at its heart, despite the violence and horror, is a tender romance and coming of age story.

12-year-old Oskar (Hedebrant) is a lonely latch-key kid with a terrible Plantaganet hairstyle living in a gloomy suburb in early eighties Stockholm. Oscar is bullied, casually and constantly, at school - his teachers and divorced parents seem entirely oblivious - and he spends much of his time reading about murder and fantasising about revenge. One day some new people move into the flat next door. They arrive at night, all their possessions in one cab, and immediately tape cardboard over the windows. The man, Hakan (Ragnar) goes out, carrying a case full of strange equipment, accosts a stranger, drugs him, strings him up and slits his throat, draining his blood into a jerry can; in the middle of the process, though, he is interrupted by a large poodle and its owner, out for a walk.

Over the next few weeks, a number of people mysteriously disappear, and Oskar makes friends with the mysterious girl next door. Eli (Leandersson) doesn't seem to feel the cold, only comes out at night, doesn't go to school. But Oskar is so happy to have a friend that he doesn't care. Eli cares about him, and Oskar blooms - he learns Morse code so they can speak to each other through the thin adjoining walls of their flats, lends her his Rubik's Cube, and takes her advice to stand up to the bullies at school. Hakan is jealous of their growing intimacy; as he ages he is no longer able to kill with swift efficiency, and is caught by the police. In the meantime, Eli has been seen killing, and the friends of the drunk she murdered are determined to hunt her down.

It is completely true to say that I have never seen a film like Let The Right One In. Its like Buffy The Vampire Slayer crossed with a Mike Leigh [more Ken Loach, I'd say] film. The dull mundanity of Oskar's life, his acceptance of his depressingly narrow world - this is the true horror; ironically he loves Eli because she treats him like a human. She in turn only does what she must, determinedly resisting the urge to bite down on Oskar, even when he, in a misguided romantic gesture, cuts his hand for them to mix their blood. Unlike the toothless, twee Twilight, Let The Right One In does not present vampires as creatures of preternatural beauty. Eli is often unwashed, with greasy hair; she's also an extremely messy eater. Its actually Oskar, despite his silly hairdo, who looks like a blond cherub.

The title refers to the belief that a vampire must be invited in order to enter a home, but also to the fact that Eli and Oskar let each other into their hearts and lives. They are the right ones for each other. The film sticks to Bram Stoker's established vampire lore for the most part - they don't like sunlight (no sparkly nonsense here!), don't eat human food, etc with only one new idea. Cats absolutely hate vampires; this antipathy is used to very amusing effect in one scene.

Holes can be picked - why doesn't Eli feed on junkies and the homeless, people who won't be missed? why does she live such a grim life when she could pretty much live however she wants? why doesn't she turn Oskar? - but this is an immensely effective and oddly beautiful horror film and a sweet, touching romance. With decapitations. One to watch.

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday, 10 April 2009

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Two More Pics from Zombie’s H2 Halloween Sequel

Hey look, it’s a new pic of Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode from Rob Zombie’s “H2″ aka the sequel to the remake! And there’s also a creepy little kid to go along with that picture! Which can only mean that Mr. Zombie has once again updated his Myspace page with two new pictures from his upcoming movie. Both stimulating pics after the jump.

Rob Zombie returns to direct this follow-up sequel to his remake of John Carpenter’s horror franchise about a psychopathic mass murderer name Michael Myers (Tyler Mane).

Starring Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, Bill Fagerbakke, Daniel Roebuck, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Chris Hardwick, Ezra Buzzington, Jeffrey Daniel Phillips, and directed by Rob Zombie.

Get creepy August 28.

The dude with the intense stare is Chase Vanek, who plays the young Michael Myers in the movie.

Top 10 Impressive Car Racing Movies

Hot on the heels of 'Fast and Furious' theatrical release, Aceshowbiz compiles the top ten list of car racing movies, presenting films from comedic 'The Cannonball Run' to bloody 'Death Race'.

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Craving for the sound of revving engines and metal clashing? Or simply having the need for speed? Now, you definitely don't have go to the race track since this Friday, April 3, director Justin Lin presents his latest car racing movie into U.S. theaters with the fourth installment of "The Fast and the Furious" series, "Fast and Furious".

Throughout the years, Hollywood has produced various kinds of car racing movies, bringing to big screen heart-pumping actions in both the race track as well as the plain street. While some classic car racing movies pave the way for the modern ones and still are worth revisiting, the technology in filming evolves to the better and so does the action behind four-wheels. Nowadays, filmmakers are competing to lay in the open more and more intricate stunts in feature films no one imagines could be done.

In commemoration of the impressive car race stunts presented in many tire-burning films, AceShowbiz assembles the list of top ten car racing movies from the classic ones to the most recent. While most of the movies listed are Hollywood films, three of them are internationally-produced. With that said and as Darrell Cartrip put it in "Cars", "Boogity Boogity Boogity! Let's go racin'!"

'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Remake Cast Its New Freddy Krueger

'Watchmen' star Jackie Earle Haley has come aboard the reimagination project of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' as the new razor-gloved Freddy Krueger.

Jackie Earle Haley
Jackie Earle Haley moves on from being an inkblots-masked hero in "Watchmen" to portraying an iconic killer in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake. Variety has reported that the Academy Award-nominated actor will take on the villainous role of Freddy Krueger, who was originally made famous by Robert Englund.

"Looking at his performance in 'Watchmen,' here's a guy playing a character under a mask yet you feel tremendous empathy for him," director Samuel Bayer said of what Haley can contribute to the movie. "And in Nightmare, he is going to be under prosthetic make-up. You have to feel something for the character. The greatest villains are multi-dimensional and I think he will bring that to the character."

The 47-year-old will be joining the project as the serial killer known for his burned face, his razor glove and his red-and-green sweater, when the remake begins lensing May 5 in Chicago. The confirmation of Haley casting, in addition, puts off another Krueger casting rumor which placed Billy Bob Thornton in the potential seat.

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" is a reboot of Wes Craven's 1984 horror classic, centering on a serial killer who haunts teenagers in their dreams and kills them while they are fast asleep. Written by Wesley Strick, it will have Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form serving as producers along with John Rickard. Music video director Samuel Bayer has been tapped to helm the project.