Mortal Kombat……SIGH…..

11 02 2010

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It looks like the Mortal Kombat franchise is getting a reboot, of course it is. Oren Uziel is already attached to pen this potential crap-tas-tical shit bomb. Hopefully we get more cool action scenes, fighting sequences–none of that campy crap that flooded the screen in the last two. Stories that come from video games has a track record as being the opposite of awesome (i.e. awful), this reboot should learn from the previous failures and be a more focused film. Stop focusing on so many characters, just put your time and energy into one maybe 2 main protagonists and 1 villain.  Mortal Kombat is known for its graphic violence and  the fatalities at the end of the fight.


Transformers 3

11 02 2010

Is going to be in 3D….This has left me a feeling of uneasiness and a lot of questions—-How many robots will be in this one? Will it make sense? Will it still be a convoluted mess? Why is it in 3D? Will that make the story better? Is Megan Fox’s ‘boobs’ going be in 3D? Will those asshole twin auto-botes be in it (funny the first time only)?

More questions to come…….

Idris Elba is a LOSER!!!!!

11 02 2010


One of my most anticipated  movie of the new years is The Losers! The cast alone hooked me! Starring Idris Elba (Stringer Bell), Columbus Short, Jefferey Dean Morgan (John Winchester, The Comedian), and Ryan Reynolds swagger jacking extraordinaire Chris Evans. Mmm..all that eye candy, I think I might get cavities!

The Losers,were betrayed by their handler, Max, and left for dead after the conclusion of their operation. Eager for revenge and the opportunity to remove their names from a secret CIA death list, the Losers regroup and conduct covert operations against the CIA and its interests, uncovering startling operations spearheaded by the enigmatic Max, whose influence within the CIA and U.S. government is unparalleled.Naturally they go after whoever set them up. Oh yea, a revenge movie with lots of explosions and fight scenes.

Adapted from the Vertigo comic, the screenplay was written by Peter Berg (Hancock) and is directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard). The Losers also stars  Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Jeffery Dean Morgan (Watchmen, Supernatural), Chris Evans (Push, Ryan Reynolds swagger jacker), Idris Elba (Thor, The Wire), Jason Patric (Narc), Columbus Short (Armored, Stomp the Yard) and Oscar Jaenada.

The Losers hits theaters April 9th, 2010

.the-losers-zoe-saldanaFor my male readers….

Planet of the Apes…sigh….

11 02 2010


I have never seen the orignal Planet of the Apes, just the shit-ta-cious remake starring the ‘oscar nominted’ Marky Mark (the quotations are meant for sarcasm). That movie was hor-rib-blay!! Micheal Clark Duncan didn’t even act like a gorilla, the amazing Tim Roth was doing too much, the incredible Helena Bonham Carter is wasted in this movie, and Marky Mark just frowned a lot. Sigh..My brother and I walked to the movie theater (it was close to the house) to see that piece of garbage. Yet again, they we’re too worried about the make-up and not the cast. I still don’t see what the big deal is about Mark Whalberg as a leading man. Has anyone seen the equally shit-ta-cious Fear? How is no one else annoyed by his voice? I always thought Donnie was the better actor of the two, he always seemed to go to a much deeper place in his character. Over 20 films and a ‘oscar nom’, and Mark still hasn’t mastered anything past the surface.

So the Hollywood Head Honchos have decided to remake P of the A again. The Marky Mark one didn’t happen in this version, I guess. If only they can do the same with my memory. Along the way to production, writer/director Scott Frank (Minority Report) left the project. Street Kings writer Jamie Moss will rework Frank’s script, and the original writers, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver will rework the dialogue. Hmm…it always makes me nervous when more writers are brought on to ‘rework’ an existing script. I get the hives just thinking about. A lot of people ‘reworked’ the Terminator Salvation script–on set!

Sigh..another Fast &the Fabulous-I mean Furious…..Big SIGH!!!

7 02 2010

If you’re keeping count that makes this the 5th one. 3 with Paul Walker, 2  1/2 with Vin Diesel (he had a small cameo in the 3rd), and 1 with Tyrese..sigh………..I liked the first one. I did. Paul Walker is a cutie. The way that it was filmed had a gritty feel to it, I think that with the main stars being the cars made it more authentic. As if someone with a camara phone filmed it. Yes, cheesy lines ran rampant in that movie but what can you expect? The second one was a lil more flashy. It took place in Miami, the birthplace of flash. Vin Diesel decided not to grace the screens of the second one (heard he was being a diva and asking for more money), we got introduced to Tyrese. They give him some background story about being Paul Walker’s friend or something. Didnt matter. The villain was Hot!!! Yum! I thought that the coupling of Paul and Tyrese worked in this one, this duo naturally would continue in the third one, right? No,no,no,no. We get a new cast ala Lucas Black and Little Bow Wow…sigh….I watched it…Damn it, I watched it!! It took place in Tokyo, it has drifting, and Little Bow Wow and——I just kept wishing that a Little Wow video would come on. That wouldn’t be as bad as this movie was. Vin Diesel,promptly getting off his high horse, showed up at the end of this shit biscuit of a movie….I didnt watch all of the fourth movie. As I get older, I realized I have a limited amount of BS I can handle and this movie just—-It seemed so forced. You can tell that everyone was here for a check.

During the gap of the 1st Fast to this one, most of the main cast hasn’t had a hit movie or even an enjoyable movie. Vin managed to turn the one pretty cool character he had in his arsenal, Riddick, into a very expensive horrible joke. It’s as if he told a ‘black joke’ to President Obama during Black History month at an event honoring Harriet Tubman. It just fell flat. He turned down Triple X. Finally after the flop of his latest movie, Babylon AD, he came crawling back to the franchise that made him. Whatever kind of actor he was trying to be in The Pacifier, Dwayne Johnson took that from him. Paul Walker hasn’t fared to well either. His movies has either been released to DVD or he has had ‘seventh’ billing. Michelle Rodriguez has probably been the most successful, as far as having a pretty constant career. Most recently she had a part in the behemoth that is known as Avatar. Jordana Brewster…….yea, ’nuff said.

So why are they making a FIFTH one? It’s worldwide gross in its opening weekend stands at $102.6 million. The total worldwide gross is $407,085,500. So…..thats the reason why…..the title is Five Fast..Hopefully thats tentative.

I wonder what hip hop personality they are going to throw into this one..(FF1-JaRule,FF2 Ludicriss,FF3 Bow Wow,FF4-Tego Calderon)…just wondering……..

Avatar: The Last Airbender

6 02 2010

The Last Airbender is a film adaptation of the popular cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender (the name was shortened so it wont be confused with James Cameron’s billion dollar movie). I happened upon this series and was blown away. The story, the character,—-I had never seen a cartoon with such depth and a culture all its own. I have watched every episode of its short 3 season run. Although the show ended nearly all its storylines, I have often wondered how the marvelously detailed series would look with real actors. It looks like I got my wish. But with every wish comes wishers’ remorse. Here are my reservations: The series is greatly infused with asian culture, yet the cast race rages from Indian to Caucasian. When you think about it, thats not that big of a deal and the least of my worries. That actually opens up the world of avatar, instead of the movie just catering to one  nationality, its more international. Okay..I already put one on my fears to rest, still I’m worried. The director that is bring my beloved ‘toon to the big screen is none other than M. Night Shyamalan (he is also adapting it the series)…sigh…M. Night’s career started out so promising with The Sixth Sense, peaked with Signs, and last years The Happening solidified the slum. One thing I will give to him, he is a storyteller. In this day and age of garbage like Twilight, you need a director than knows how to weave a compelling story. The Happening has left a bad taste in my mouth (really the enemy was wind?), but just maybe this will be the movie that will reinvigorated him and get him back to his sixth sense glory. I swear if they make The Happening 2, I will murder a small cat!!

Here’s the teaser trailer and the TV spot for The Last Airbender.

Do we really need this? Wanted 2….sigh….

6 02 2010

Wanted, in my humble opinon, is one of many movies that doesnt need a sequel AT ALL. But the movie industry is currently on the reboot-remake-sequel-prequel tip right now, so a sequel to it was inevitable. The first movie, although it was a fun ride, is percfect as a standalone story. I first heard of a sequel in the summer, but I consiered it a rumor. How the rumor was stated was that Angelina was goin to return to as her character Fox. (spoiler alert) Fox was given a dome shot near the end of the movie. She is DEAD! So I can’t imagine how they’re going to bring back Angelina Jolie’s character back. I know that she is a box office draw and she may very well be the reason why Wanted made 340 million worldwide on a 75 million dollar budget. But come on, give another actress a try. The reason why Angelina is the studio’s go-to action chick is due to the success of Tomb Raider. Before that, she would’ve never been considered as the female countrapart of Tom Cruise (when Tom dropped out of Salt, Angie took it over). I just don’t like it when a studio will just give a part to an actor/actress just because of their name when an unknown actor/actress could do just as good. I know why they do it i just don’t like it. It was hinted by director Timur Bekmambetov that her resurrection may have something to do with the wax baths we saw heal McAvoy’s wounds. Yea…..

Keep ya updated………..