Friday, 30 April 2010

THOR! Huuh! What is it good for?



Well, good old Iron Man hit Cinemas across most of the world today (sorry USA, you only made the film), and it's led to a bunch of new Superhero movie news.
First up we got the first Official image of Thor. No real surprise here; it's another Marvel property and i'm sure they'd like to create as many associations between it and Iron Man as possible.


The suit's a bit odd looking (a bit plasticky and there's no sight of his hammer or helmet), and the photo doesn't give an awful lot away, but we'll no doubt get more from the set as filming progresses.

Also, not to be outdone, Warner Bros and DC have announced a release date for the as yet untitled third Batman film. IMAX kind of gave a hint of an upcoming announcement when they mentioned a third Batman film in their new Warner Bros screening deal, but nothing was set in stone, until now. The release date is going to be...

Way to sell that new technology Cineworld!



Construction of sentence good says me.
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IRON MAN 2 review

Iron Man 2 hits Cinemas in the UK today. More after the jump...







Thursday, 29 April 2010

Modern Life Is Rubbish at Cineworld




That's a Cinema Ticket...








That's a Cinema Ticket...




That's just about a Cinema Ticket...




THAT'S A BLOODY RECEIPT!!!

SLACKERfax


  • Where The Wild Things Arecomes out on DVD and Blu Ray on May 10th
  • The Sunday People says it's 'a must see for all ages'
  • I wouldn't show it to anyone under 10 unless you want to pay for counselling
  • The BBFC says it contains 'mild violence, emotional intensity and mild threat'
  • Carol looks like he wants to rip your throat out at times
  • The format war would have been over sooner if all Blu Rays said 'BLU RAY DISC!'

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Toy Story 3 goes viral



As if anticipation for Toy Story 3 wasn't high enough, they've only gone and blown the bloody doors off with these new viral videos. Featuring the new character of Lots o' Huggin Bear (an old purple teddy), the videos set themselves out to be retro adverts for Lots o' Huggin. Check them out.
More after the jump...

Sunday, 25 April 2010

SLACKER on DVDs

SLACKER on DVDs is a round-up of this weeks most notable releases on DVD and Blu-Ray along with some less notable ones too.

More after the jump...












Saturday, 24 April 2010

SLACKERfax

Today is Richard Donner's 80th Birthday. Here's a list of some of the films he's made...
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Superman (1978)
  • The Goonies (1985)
  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Scrooged (1988)
I'll tell you one thing, you sure can't pin him down to one genre.


SLACKER Quote Of The Day

What's the first film in the Twilight Saga called? Is it New Moon?


Errr, No.


Also, you're a 30 year old woman, you should know. I shouldn't. Thanks osmosis.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Obscurity Files #3 - Bio-Dome

SLACKER Obscurity Files aims to put the spotlight onto a series of films that time and audiences have otherwise forgot. Today it's Bio-Dome.



More after the jump...









Happy Birthday Jack Nicholson



Seeing as it's Jack Nicholson's Birthday today, let's take a look at the Oscars love affair with him...




Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Blue Movies




In honour of Avatar arriving on DVD and Blu ray this week, here's a list of other Blue movies.
More after the jump...






SLACKERfax


  • They've just released the US cinema poster for Nowhere Boy
  • We get it on DVD May 10th
  • Aaron Johnson's legitimately famous now
  • The US poster has got the names of 2 massive Beatles songs on it
  • The UK poster looks like Run Fatboy Run

SLACKER on DVDs

SLACKER on DVDs is a round-up of this weeks most notable releases on dvd and blu-ray along with some less notable ones too.
More after the jump...




Saturday, 17 April 2010

Britain's Got Talent?



Britain's Got Talent is back and got a stranglehold on Saturday nights for the next month or so. Here's a list of things you could watch in that time...
More after the jump...

Thursday, 15 April 2010

SLACKERfax


  • The Stepfather comes out on dvd on Monday
  • It's a remake of a 1987 film
  • The Extreme Directors Cut is the same length as the Theatrical Cut
  • They're not good at hiding
  • He's going to find them well easily

SLACKER Trailer Review

Trailers are an important tool in building buzz and anticipation for films. A good trailer can sell a bad movie, a bad trailer can kill a good movie. Here we try and tell the difference between the two and pick out the most anticipated new films.
More after the jump




SLACKER Quote Of The Day

"Is Bonnie and Clyde the one with the Monkey?" 
Errr, No.

Obscurity Files #2 - The Monster Squad

SLACKER Obscurity Files aims to put the spotlight onto a series of films that time and audiences have otherwise forgot. Today it's The Monster Squad.
More after the jump...



Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2


Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 comes out on dvd on Monday


It doesn't bode well when they re-use the same box art















  • Except now Alvin wears a hat at a jaunty angle











  • Simon has shades and a faux-hawk









  • And Theodore has got a cool-guy Trilby on











  • It's a bit too street for me

SLACKER Trailer Review

Trailers are an important tool in building buzz and anticipation for films. A good trailer can sell a bad movie, a bad trailer can kill a good movie. Here we try and tell the difference between the two and pick out the most anticipated new films.


More after the jump...

Obscurity Files #1 - Transylvania 6-5000


SLACKER Obscurity Files aims to put the spotlight onto a series of films that time and audiences have otherwise forgot. First up it's Transylvania 6-5000.


More after the jump...

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Runaways


Several sites are reporting today that Peter Sollett, director of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Raising Victor Vargas is in the running for taking the helm of Marvel's Runaways adaptation. Personally i can't see this happening. Sollett is definitely a talented Director and i admire both the feature films he's made so far, but he's a bit too much of a left-field choice in my eyes. Joss Whedon also has his name up for consideration, and seeing as he's written for the comics and handled a larger budget before, he seems like the more appealing option.
Marvel have made it known that they do like to pick the slightly less obvious option when choosing a director (Kenneth Branagh for Thor being a prime example), so maybe there's some weight to this. Only time will tell.

Box Office Mojo



This says more about the state of humanity than you'd first think.

iCheckMovies.com

They say you need to have goals in life and mine is to complete the iMDb top 250. I printed the list out a few years ago and began checking them off one by one. Over the years this list has got lost a couple of times, resulting in my inability to remember whether i've watched a certain movie or not (I don't usually forget if i've seen a film but i didn't NEED to remember, i had it written down!) When i later find the list again i'm often surprised to find films checked off. Well now my worries are over as someone's going to keep my completed list in a safe place on the internet. iCheckMovies.com has numerous lists that are constantly updating and cross-referencing themselves meaning you're completing one list whilst filling in another!

It's good to know how many of Roger Ebert's favourite films i've seen and how many of those are included in the BFI or AFI's top 100 lists. Only problem is i've got less than 75 to go before i complete my top 250, then i'm going to have to complete all the other lists. Check it out.

Monday, 5 April 2010

SLACKERfax


  • Whip It finally comes out this week
  • It was out in the US six months ago
  • Juno's in it
  • It's directed by Drew Barrymore
  • I've had DEVO stuck in my head for weeks now because of it
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Directory Of World Cinema


If you're looking to expand your knowledge of American Indie Cinema then for a limited time you can download the first volume of the Directory of World Cinema, completely free of charge at http://bit.ly/bc8WUm. It's packed full of interviews with new and established indie filmmakers like John Waters and Richard Linklater, and covers Directors, Composers etc. At over 300 pages there's plenty of interesting things to be found (including a whole section about Slackers and their portrayal on screen). I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for the future installments.

Stupid Quote Of The Day

"Isn't Clash of the Titans that baseball movie?"
Errr, no.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

SLACKERfax

  • KICK ASS is out this weekend
  • It's got a deadly 11 year old in it
  • It's pretty violent
  • it's pretty sweary
  • it kicks ass

Thursday, 1 April 2010

hit RECord

Okay so first post and i'm just learning how to do this! Gonna start off with what i know and what i can recommend. Head over to hitRECord.org and check out the videos that are being uploaded. It's basically a web-community video project being overseen by Joseph Gordon Levitt, and there is new content all the time. I can recommend the new Morgan M. Morgansen's Date with Destiny video that stars JGL himself. It's an affectionate stylistic nod to Georges Melies 'Le Voyage dans la Lune' and has a voiceover (by Levitt) that brings to mind Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'Amelie' and Rian Johnson's 'Brothers Bloom'. Check it out.