WITCH HUNTER NIC or “NOT ALL SOULS CAN BE SAVED”

I was beginning to wonder what had happened to Season of the Witch starring Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman, a movie trailer had been released late last year and then nothing well it looks like we have some new developments for Peter Goddard and Dominic Sena’s belabored project. Apparently Relativity has taken over the distribution on the movie after Lionsgate seemed to just drop it, they have also come out with a new movie poster which seems to signal a marketing shift away from the more supernatural ONE SHEET, that Lionsgate was pursuing to one were Nick is now portrayed as an Aragorn-isc hero. We also have a new movie trailer which was just released giving a more balanced picture, less Witch more brothers in arms fighting the good fight. I enjoy movies by Nick Cage, most people seem to have a different opinion, the National Treasure franchise is his best Knowing was a really good movie, haven’t seen Kick-Ass or The Socerer’s Aprentice yet but I hear there is a sequel in the works, I think we can thank Chloë Moretz for that.

I personally like the first trailer better, there just isn’t enough movies were Witch’s get to kick ass, but she’s up against Nick and Hellboy, they better make a third movie, so I think her season is up. As you have probably guessed I will be seeing this one.

Nicolas Cage stars as a 14th century Crusader who returns with his comrade Ron Perlman to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch Claire Foy to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence

Season of the Witch Trailer #1

 

Season of the Witch Trailer #2

CAPTAIN AMERICA to begin shooting

Director Joe Johnston has revealed to Fangoria in an interview about his being brought in at the last-minute as the new director of The Wolfman to replace departing director Mark Romanek that Marval Studis‘s is looking at a June 2010 start for principle photography on the upcoming movie The First Avenger: Captain America

Various names were mentioned as Romanek’s replacement, among them John Landis, Frank Darabont and CASINO ROYALE’s Martin Campbell, but it was Joe Johnston, director of JURASSIC PARK III and THE ROCKETEER, who got the nod. The clock, however, was ticking. Principal photography was now less than four weeks away. “By the time I got on a plane and arrived, it was three,” recalls Johnston, speaking from the art department of THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA, which he’s readying for a June start. “But at that point, what kind of difference can a week make?

Captain America was killed in 2007 by a sniper’s bullet but this being the Marvel universe he was reborn, starting on July 1 2009 in a five comic book series titled Captain America: Reborn.

Rising from the dead after being killed off over two years ago, Captain America is being resurrected by Marvel Comics.

After close to 60 years in print, Marvel Comics killed off Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in 2007, one of its most famous and beloved superheroes, amid a controversial story line.

He fought and triumphed over Hitler, Tojo, international Communism and a host of super-villains, but a sniper’s bullet cut Captain America down in 2007, a move that shocked many of his fans.

In the comic series, Rogers was to stand trial for defying a superhero registration law passed after a hero’s tragic mistake causes a 9/11-like event. Marvel said the comic story line was intentionally written as an allegory to current real-life issues like the Patriot Act, the war on terror and September 11.

Rogers eventually surrenders to police. He is later mortally wounded as he climbs the courthouse steps. It was a violent and strange end for an American hero and icon.

The primary shooter, Crossbones — working under the orders of Captain America’s longtime nemesis, the Red Skull — was caught. The identity of a second shooter is revealed in issue 600, which goes on sale Monday.

Many felt Captain America’s death in 2007 was symbolic of the time. And his return now?

“The tenor of the world now is when we’re at a point where we want to believe in heroes. Someone who can lead the way,” said Breevort. “It just feels like the right time.”

Source: Bowl of Serial

Captain America: Reborn

Captain America will be released in theaters July 22, 2011


INCEPTION is, I’m not sure what it is

In case you didn’t see Sherlock Holmes this weekend or catch the French version of this video, Warner Bros has released an English, high-resolution trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Inception.  The studio has kept details surprisingly secret for the science fiction story, so please pardon the lack of explanation for the eyegasm of random images and confusing dialogue.  I honestly have no idea what’s happening either.  I can’t wait to find out.

If I didn’t know any better I’d think Christopher Nolan is taking quae’s from Terry Gilliam because this trailer makes no sence and  that would be Gillian’s territory. I sure the Dark Knight director can’t do any wrong at least until his next movie doesn’t make a zillion dollars. I’m pretty sure Inception won’t be that movie people will go to see it because of Christopher is directiong Leonardo DiCaprio is staring in it. Hay at least the Trailer is in english

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BOOK OF ELI: Behind the Scenes Featurette

In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. Empty cities, broken highways, seared earth-all around him, the marks of catastrophic destruction. There is no civilization here, no law. The roads belong to gangs that would murder a man for his shoes, an ounce of water…or for nothing at all.

But they’re no match for this traveler.

A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli (Denzel Washington) seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It’s not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive-and continue.

Only one other man in this ruined world understands the power Eli holds, and is determined to make it his own: Carnegie (Gary Oldman), the self-appointed despot of a makeshift town of thieves and gunmen. Meanwhile, Carnegie’s adopted daughter Solara (Mila Kunis) is fascinated by Eli for another reason: the glimpse he offers of what may exist beyond her stepfather’s domain.

But neither will find it easy to deter him. Nothing-and no one-can stand in his way. Eli must keep moving to fulfill his destiny and bring help to a ravaged humanity. Official synopsis

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The mystery still surrounds this movie what is this book and why would anyone want it, let alone fight for it. It could be the whole religious thing and in a world with no hope thats all it might take to have people follow you but it doesn’t seem like Eli whats followers or does he. Is he setting himself up as the great savior carrying around a book full of blank pages. Is there really even a book

The Book of Eli is in theaters January 15, 2010.

FROZEN: Don’t Ever Go Near a Chair Lift Agian

That First Step is a Big One

A typical day on the slopes turns into a chilling nightmare for three snowboarders when they get stranded on the chairlift before their last run. As the ski patrol switches off the night lights, they realize with growing panic that they’ve been left behind dangling high off the ground with no way down. With the resort closed until the following weekend and frostbite and hypothermia already setting in, the trio is forced to take desperate measures to escape off the mountain before they freeze to death. Once they make their move, they discover with horror that they have much more to fear than just the frigid cold. As they combat unexpected obstacles, they start to question if their will to survive is strong enough to overcome the worst ways to die?

As a former skier I have traveled on those chairs countless times and have wondered what if, because believe me if there is a wind and depending on the temperature your chances of lasting the night aren’t good and if you have to jump well pray for lots of powder, I guess you could try to get to the nearest support pole. I really don’t like movies were people could freeze to death it hits to close to home for me. But I can certainly relate.

Frozen will be having it’s World Premier at  the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of the Park City at Midnight lineup. The Offical website is  frozen-film.com or you can follow the movie on Twitter or Facebook Director Adam Green can be followed of Twitter

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Featurette “The Creatures of SOLOMON KANE” goes behind the scenes

Vanquish Evil

Solomon Kane is a fictional character created by the pulp-era writer Robert E. Howard. A 16th century Puritan, Solomon Kane is a somber-looking man who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. His adventures, published mostly in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back

The Creatures of

Howard described him as a somber and gloomy man of pale face and cold eyes, all of it shadowed by a slouch hat. He is dressed entirely in black and his weaponry consists of a rapier, a dagger, and a brace of flintlock pistols. During one of his latter adventures his friend N’Longa, an African shaman, gave him a juju staff that served as a protection against evil, but could easily be wielded as an effective weapon. It is revealed in another story, “The Footfalls Within,” that this is the mythical Staff of Solomon, a talisman older than the Earth and unimaginably powerful, much more so than even N’Longa knew. In the same adventure with N’Longa, Kane is seen using a musket as well. Source: Wikipedia

Solomon Kane is directed by Michael J. Bassett The movie tells the origins of Solomon Kane and is hoped to be the first of a trilogy of movies and stars James Purefoy Here is one  review of the movie

SOLOMON KANE was really not what I expected. It’s far, far better than I could have hoped. As it stands, its pretty unique in the sword and sorcery movies simply because it has proper drama, great performances and some nasty intense action along with all the traditional sword fights, magical monsters and running, jumping and chasing [more]

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Solomon Kane opens in theaters in January the Official website is solomonkane.com

December 29th Will be a Wild DVTuesday

Dec 29th

December 29, 2010 is going to be a big day for DVD/Blu-ray releases with 3 titles worth picking up

  • Jennifer’s Body
  • Carriers
  • 9

Jennifer’s Body is rated by several sites as one of the better horrors to come out this year, to the surprise of all, It is a sexy horror film with a wicked sense of humor and Megan Fox did a good job in the acting department, yes I actually said that. Her supporting cast members such as  Amanda Seyfried who plays Needy Jennifer’s friend who has been living in her shadow and must step-up to protect the town’s young men from the demonic Jennifer who has developed a taste for their flesh after a satanic ritual goes wrong

Red Band Trailer

Carriers During a global viral epidemic, four people seek safety by traveling towards the Gulf of Mexico, avoiding anyone who might be a carrier of the deadly disease. This is 28 Days Later without the zombies and was actually made  some years back but finally released because Chris Pine was now a recognizable name and the word pandemic was on everyone’s mind these days

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9 Any movie with the name Tim Burton attached you know will be different.

” Shane Acker‘s  post-apocalyptic animated adventure 9 began its life as the young director’s thesis project during his grad school days in UCLA’s animation department. In that original incarnation, the film was an 11-minute silent short that plunged viewers into a desolate, destroyed world inhabited only by diminutive rag dolls loosely stitched together out of whatever odds and ends survived the unseen cataclysm. ”

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