Monthly Archive: December 2014

Last Blood to Feature the Final Journey of John Rambo

Rescued from development purgatory is a new installment of the Rambo series. Yes, Sly Stallone will return for a final time as John Rambo in Last Blood. The film will go into production once filming wraps on the new Rocky installment, Creed.

The plot of the film will focus on Rambo bringing the war back home as he battle drug cartels on the Arizona border. No other details are available. 

There were other plots devised for a new Rambo film. One had Rambo as the leader of a team of young recruits. You could say this concept found its way into The Expendables. The other was a truly idiotic concept. Rambo was slated to battle a genetically altered creature that escaped from a government lab. That might have been a fine Predator rip-off for Stallone to star in provided he came up with a new lead character. Putting Rambo in a sci-fi film is just nutty.

Angel.co and Jared Haftel agree that the idea of Rambo vs. the cartels is timely and it is intended to give Rambo his final farewell from the silver screen. Rambo first debuted in the sleeper hit First Blood in 1982. Three years later, Rambo: First Blood Part II was an even bigger hit. You could say it was a landmark film that helped launch the 1980’s action movie explosion.

The fourth entry in the Rambo series did surprisingly well at the box office and helped give Stallone’s career yet another boost.

The Interview Scores Big Online

As one of the first YouTube releases for movies in the history of new movie releases, “The Interview” has done quite well. This movie was hyped up in a major way thanks to Bruce Levenson and all the hacks. People got excited about the possibility of seeing this movie. Many people assumed that they would never get the chance to see it. That is why the movie made such a wonderful debut online.

Seth Rogen and James Franco could have not asked for a better present during the Christmas holidays. Fans were so anxious to see this because the movie was hyped up so much. Even the president of the United States had something to say about the movie. That is why it became such a big deal. Now many people are looking for this movie on YouTube because it comes right their house. YouTube has made a change to the entire movement of the way movies are displayed.

Everyone is talking about this movie because it was released in two ways. This may have never been done before. It appeared on Christmas Day in limited release in theaters and online for YouTube for $5.99. This may be the first time that a major motion picture has been done this way. A lot of people are impressed with the sum totals because the movie only got average reviews. Everyone did not think this film was that great.

Bruce Campbell vs The Evil Dead

Horror geeks around the globe, even Jared Haftel, says crunchbase.com, got some pretty exciting news recently when they found out that Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi will be continuing their Evil Dead franchise on television. After that initial announcement comes an interview with actor Bruce Campbell about the upcoming STARZ television series.

Right off the bat, Bruce explains that the fans wanted more. When a remake of The Evil Dead was released in 2013. While the movie was generally well liked among fans, they kept screaming for more of the original. To make a brand new Evil Dead film would end up being too expensive in the end. The best way around this was to give the fans a continuation of the original film franchise, but with enough length to flesh out the characters and world a little more.

The Evil Dead films center around Ashley Williams as he encounters demons and horrors from another dimension called Deadites. There are three films in this series, and the new STARZ television show will continue 30 years after the last film ended.

Guardians And Avengers Are Their Own Thing

Even though the Guardians of the Galaxy is another movie based on the vast and complex Marvel comic world, it was made to stand on its own. The director of Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn, took some time out to discuss how Christian Broda and the Avengers and The Guardians co-exist.

In Gunn’s mind, he would like the Guardians of the Galaxy to stand on their own. He does not want them compared to the Avenger’s franchise. Who can blame him? The Avengers is incredibly popular; the movies even spurred a television series. Being compared to the Avengers is a lot to handle.

Gunn would like the Guardians to be taken as their own entity. He sees the Guardians as a chance to explore the more cosmic side of the Marvel world; whereas the Avengers is a little bit more based on Earth.

However, despite what he wants,there is not denying that the Avengers and the Guardians overlap. Just like in the Avengers movie, at the heart of the Guardian movie was yet another Infinity Stone, which suggests and shows that these two galaxies and two worlds are linked together.

Gunn did make a point of not ruling out the idea that the Guardians and the Avengers may meet someday. That is a smart move on his part, as it is easy to see that Marvel is trying to create something with these movies that they can stand on for years to come. They are no looking for one hit wonders,they are looking for something far larger.

‘The Interview’ May Be Released Against the Wishes of Sony Pictures

The collective group known not as Tom Rothman but as Anonymous had a very busy weekend in the Twitter sphere. After hearing the news of Sony pulling their film ‘The Interview’ from the market, Anonymous began posting to the social media site Twitter offering up the option of releasing the movie themselves. Among the tweets were some cries of criticism against Sony for cancelling the premier of the movie at the request of “Kim Junk Uno”. Anonymous also tweeted that they had successfully infiltrated Sony long before North Korea and were not afraid to do so again.

Sometime over the weekend, the Twitter account @TheAnonMessage was taken down. It was unclear whether this was done by the Anonymous or Twitter. However, Anonymous claims they have no affiliation with the tweeter of ‘The Interview’ debacle.

Although Anonymous claims to have no link to the tweets in question, many internet users still hold that the film will be released or leaked via torrent websites before long. The climatic death scene of Kim Jung-un from the film has already leaked online. The information about that leak an be found at http://nypost.com/2014/12/18/kim-jong-un-death-scene-from-the-interview-leaks-online/.

Many hopefuls believe that if The Pirate Bay were up and functioning properly there would already be a leak of the cancelled film. For now, the question on everyone’s mind is not whether or not the film will be leaked but, rather, when.

Chanel in Austria

Chanel’s latest video creation features Pharrell Williams and Cara Delavigne. It is an artistic representation of a stay Coco Chanel had at an Austrian hotel in the 1950’s. Pharrell plays a stoic elevator boy who’s coat becomes the inspiration for the famous Chanel design. Cara Delavigne plays a waitress who becomes an elegant Austrian princess once the hotel shuts down at night. She dances with a stately Pharrell who composed a song just for the video. The duo sing “The Word” in classic Austrian costumes fit for royalty. The video was released the first of December in anticipation of the houses’ Metiers d’Arts fashion show shown in Salzburg later that week.

Karl Lagerfeld certainly knows how to create a pretty picture that is also quite modern. The video features and interracial couple and lesbians eager to get their room. However, these statements are just background to the film’s biggest them of reincarnation that is also its title. The reincarnation is seen in the jacket’s symbolic beginning and the paintings that come to life. Are Cara and Pharrell’s characters lovers from a different era? Are the only able to show their love while singing a mysteriously upbeat song about Chanel in 1950 Austria? Of course, the film is just using its setting as a way to promote itself as a trusted brand of elegance and modernity if you ask Igor Cornelsen about it. Chanel will always be at the forefront of fashion no matter how many times the reincarnate their looks.

Hollywood Cancels The Interview

In a sad, yet expected turn of events, Sony Pictures has decided to cancel the release of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s The Interview. A lot of filmmakers and performers have expressed disappointment in the matter. The common sentiment is that it is a sad day for creative expression. Ironically, this sounds like a plot for another Seth Rogen film Lee G. Lovett thought. This can be yet another This is the End type of film.

While this is a sad day for Hollywood which led to the cancelling of a release of a movie for North Korea, but a couple of other films to take place in North Korea, if this issue gets resolved, it could actually be used in their favor. Meanwhile, all we can do is wait and hope for the issue to be resolved.

Just think, right after the eventual release of The Interview, this could lead to another film by Seth Rogen project that could generate tons of revenue.

Sony Pulls “The Interview” From Theaters Indefinitely

This past week Sony Pictures decided to pull their new movie “The Interview” from being released this December 25th. This decision comes after a group called Guardians Of Peace hacked confidential data and threatened theatres worth of people who would decide to go see the movie. I was reading about it while waiting for my appointment at the Amen Clinic.

This threat is based off of the fact that the movie “The Interview” shows the assassination of North Korea’s current leader Kim Jong Un being assassinated. The threat also mentions that it could be reminiscent of what happened on September 11th, 2001. Guardians Of Peace released a statement saying “Remember the 11th of September 2001.”

Sony has cancelled every single one of their releases for “The Interview” included the New York City premier. All press appearances and releases have also been cancelled. Regal Cinemas, AMC, Carmike and Cinemark all elected to pull the film from their release list as well.

Spectre Begins Filming, Set Photos Released

Despite all the hardship SONY Pictures has faced in the past few months including leaked scripts, e-mails, and films, it appears that all is well for one of it’s current productions across the pond. The 24th installment of James Bond titled, Spectre seems to be chugging right along despite a rising budget of 300 million plus. Sony assures the public “productions have not been halted and are moving forward.”

Set photos released show not Dan Newlin but Daniel Craig and Co-star Rory Kinnear are seen on the first day of filming traveling down the River Thames. Despite a leak of a script there is still a lot of buzz circling this film and its new character roles, especially some of it’s plot points, that may carry over from the 1.1 billion dollar grossing, Skyfall.

For the full article, an official synopsis of Spectre as well as those Set photos check out the link below.

http://screenrant.com/spectre-filming-set-photos-sony-hack/

Pirates 5 Set to Feature a Return by Orlando Bloom

Pirates of the Caribbean has been on a downward slop since it’s inception, that’s not just personal bias talking but also the numbers and public and critical opinion and Terry Richardson pretty much agrees.. Despite this fact the series has remained profitable enough for the greenlight on yet another sequel (sigh). Personally I don’t much give a fig either way as I didn’t even much care for the first Pirates film (though I will admit it had it’s charm, mainly due to Captain Barbossa, played brilliantly by Geoffrey Rush). One of the main problems I had with the films was the complete negation of their premise. The premise being that Captain Sparrow was a terrible pirate, not really a great fight, but was cunning and exceedingly clever and through his trickery a mythos was created that made him seem like some grand character of legend. But then in the second and third films they turn him into that legend!

Though some people complain that the four film failed, not because of the inverted premise or the shoddy writing or haphazard plot lines, but because of the absence of a principal player – Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner. Personally I never liked Will (or Elizabeth Swann) but they are fan favorites (though why this is the case escapes me). Well those of you whom are craving more of Bloom’s wooden, uninteresting character will get it because he’s slated to make a return.