Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mike Judge's new film EXTRACT gets a trailer

By: JaysQ

Looking forward to this one. Mike Judge never disappoints and I think Jason Bateman will mesh well with his style. Plus, another comedy to feature the awesomely cool J.K. Simmons is never a bad thing. EXTRACT is set to hit theaters on September 4, 2009.

Click below to see the trailer at Cinematical

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Time travel never looked so!

By: JaysQ

I was reminded of this film when I was reading some Anna Faris, Observe & Report interviews. Gareth Carrivick has directed alot of TV in the UK, but is relatively unknown in the world of film. Not that it matters. This looks pretty damn funny. Here's the trailer for FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL set to open on April 24, 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Miyazaki's PONYO ON THE CLIFF BY THE SEA on it's way to U.S. shores this summer!

By: JaysQ

The new animated epic from Hayao Miyazaki has FINALLY been given the U.S. release date of August 14, 2009 and I couldn't be more thrilled. The film which is titled PONYO ON THE CLIFF BY THE SEA was originally released by Toho on July 19, 2008, in theaters across Japan and on 481 screens, breaking the record for domestic films. It is definitely much anticipated, but I don't even hold the slightest doubt it will surpass expectations.

The story centers around a young fish girl named Ponyo after she's run away from her home in the sea. She gets stranded on the shore and is rescued by a young boy named Sosuke who lives on a nearby cliff. They both quickly take a liking towards each other, but inevitably Ponyo's father comes looking for her and takes her away, causing sadness for both. I don't want to give any more of the plot away because the aspects of innocence and discovery are what Miyazaki films are all about.

Some of the voice talented attached to the film include Noah Cyrus and Frankie Jonas (the only likable Jonas brother)as Ponyo and Sosuke respectively. In addition we have Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin and Betty White all voicing characters.

As a hardcore fan of Mr. Miyazaki's work, I have been frothing at the mouth in yearning for Ponyo for some time now. From what I've seen so far (which intentionally hasn't been much for the reason I stated above)this looks to include all the visual and narrative beauty combined with all the awe-inspiring weirdness that I've come to expect from the master's imagination. You can count on me to be there opening night for this one.

Here is some video of Ponyo, looks delightfully strange doesn't it?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This YEAR ONE trailer awakened my most secret primordial urges...

By: JaysQ

Aggghhh! I can't wait for this one. The first trailer that came out with the Super Bowl was pretty good, but now that I can see the full scope of the flick to some degree I feel more confident it's gonna be great. Michael Cera looks hilariously awkward as usual and we all know Jack Black is a cut-up, plus lots of cameos equals me laughing my ass off. Harold Ramis has some pretty amazing credits to his name in all catagories and I have no doubt this will be more of the same. Check the new trailer that came out this week with I LOVE YOU, MAN.

GREEN LANTERN Update: Captain Kirk to play Hal Jordan??

By: JaysQ

Now that The GREEN LANTERN is set to start filming mid-September in Australia, Warner Bros. is starting to look for a star for their franchise and IESB has reported that Chris Pine is at the top of their lists. The actor who is about to portray Captain Kirk in the new STAR TREK film does look the part, but will he be up for becoming a two-franchise man. My guess is that he would.

I think he's a decent actor, liked him in his roll in SMOKIN' ACES, but I can't help but wonder if he's got the chops for both of these roles. Not to mention the fact that both franchises have an unforgiving and oft times uncompromising fanbase. That's old news for trekkies, however, this'll be the first time we get a taste of Hal Jordan on the big screen so it'll be under much scrutiny.

The new STAR TREK keeps calling to me everytime I see the trailer. I want to just love it, no questions asked, but there's a part of me that remains apprehensive. It opens May 8, 2009 and GREEN LANTERN is set for a December 17, 2010 release date.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


By: JaysQ

In addition to sending me into a spasm of gut laughter MISS MARCH also managed to teach me a few lessons about life: If your suffering from muscular atrophy do NOT make any sudden movements, never ever piss off homicidal firefighters wielding axes (or their loved ones), and possibly most important, when receiving oral sex from an epileptic don’t even think about enhancing the mood with strobe lights. That is if you value your manhood anyways. You will learn all this and more in the new comedy from Trevor Moore and Zach Cregger, the geniuses behind the comedy sketch show The Whitest Kids U Know. The show itself is equal parts absurd, disgusting and hilarious; a formula that I’m happy to say they don’t deviate from in their film debut.

Enter young Tucker Cleigh (Moore) and Eugene Bell (Cregger), childhood best friends despite being almost complete opposites. One day as the boys rummage through the belongings of Eugene’s older brother they stumble upon something they weren’t expecting. Porno!! Playboy to be exact (The classiest skin-mag ever created) They both have their own distinctly different reactions to the images, but from there on out their lives are never the same again.

Fast forward to present day. Tucker, having tried to model his life around the principles of his hero Hugh Heffner, has become a zealous chaser of tail. Eugene on the other hand, has become a fierce advocate of celibacy due to a traumatizing unprotected sexcapade involving his brother (and his retarded pyromaniac baby) that results in him being thrown in the loony bin. Now he and his longtime girlfriend, Cindi Whitehall (played by the strikingly beautiful Raquel Alessi) lecture youngsters in a scared straight style seminar about waiting until marriage to have sex.

With senior prom night getting closer a reluctant Eugene agrees to have sex for the first time at the request of Cindi. Tucker helps him to gear up for it, as any good best friend would, by throwing back a few stiff ones. Drunk as a skunk and finally ready he heads off to meet his sweetheart whose already excitedly waiting, but accidentally takes a nose dive down a set of basement stairs and finds himself in coma.

Four years later Tucker, assisted by a Louisville slugger, snaps his friend out of his stupor. A confused and upset Eugene learns much has changed since prom. All his loved ones have moved away and his girlfriend has gone from innocent virgin to bonafide Playboy Bunny. In typical road trip fashion the two set out to the Playboy Mansion on a mission to confront Miss March.

Admittedly I was already in love with the stylings of The Whitest Kids, but fan gushing aside, Moore and Cregger have an undeniable chemistry on screen. They did well punching up a rather mundane script as well as directing themselves. Not to mention making a lot of smart casting choices.

The always golden Craig Robinson (Zach and Miri make a Porno, The Office) shines as the duo’s old friend and hip-hop sensation Horsedick.MPEG (still makes me chuckle days after seeing the film). Seriously Hollywood give Robinson more work. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him in a major or minor role that he didn’t kill with his excellent comedic timing and delivery. It’s well past time he get some parts as a leading man.

Other humorous guest spots include Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911) making a brief appearance as one of the coolest doctors Ive ever seen and the legend himself, Mr. Hugh Heffner, also cameos in his largest speaking role ever.

One of the most surprising things about the film is that amidst all the sex antics, cussing and gross-out humor it actually manages to have a few genuinely heartfelt moments. I’m not sure if it’s a result or the acting or writing, but I have to give them credit for tuggin on the ol’ heartstrings in an otherwise testosterone laden experience.

All in all MISS MARCH doesn’t necessarily update the over saturated sex comedy genre, but if you love that sort of thing it sure as hell will make a hysterical addition to your collection. Still, here’s hoping that this project leads them to some opportunities more within the realm of their sketch comedy work.

From The Whitest Kids U Know, Season 2, Episode2.

Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL trailer looks badass!!

By: JaysQ

There really isn't much I can say about this trailer that it can't say for itself. It's about seven layers of friggin cool. So nice to see Raimi getting away from web-slingers and back to his horror roots. Just check it out and get giddy excited like I did.