In an attempt to simultaneously capitalize on a long-running, brilliant UK comic, the superhero-movie craze, and the movie-going audience’s apparent tolerance for reboots, we’ve got a new Judge Dredd movie on our hands. With the always-awesome Karl Urban on board as the man himself, and rumours that he never (rightly) takes the helmet off, a 2000 A.D.-loving Matt is already seeing hope for this indie, but Nat has no frame of reference for Judge Dredd other than Sly’s abysmal 1995 turn in the role.
It’s one thing to put a tool like 3-D in the hands of a man like James Cameron, who delicately and gracefully gives the audience a subtle feeling of depth. It is quite another to give it to a visionary auteur who is famous for breaking all the rules and letting his wild imagination loose on unsuspecting viewers, and with Tim Burton’s take on the tale of Alice in Wonderland, we can expect him to have pulled out all the stops… if he ever had any.
Re-teaming with Disney, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, this new vision of Alice and her Wonderland have both taken on a distinctly Burton flavour that is sure to make it singularly unique. On top of the visual style, Burton has concocted an entirely new story for Alice. Yes, you read that correctly, Lewis Carroll’s beloved text has been tossed out the window, leaving only the characters themselves to contend with Tim’s wild imagination. Sounds like a fair fight to us!
When we heard that Ryan Reynolds teamed up with Spanish Director Rodrigo Cortes to make a film that takes place exclusively in a coffin for 90-minutes, we were terrified and intrigued. When it rocked Sundance and got a $3-Million Lionsgate distribution deal right after its premiere, we were sold! SO sit back, relax, and get freaked out by these clips from the film and see Ryan & Rodrigo the night of the Sundance premiere!
When Roland Emmerich destroys the world, he does it with a certain panache. Independence Day, Godzilla, Day After Tomorrow are some of his previous epic disaster movies and 2012 looks to be kicking it up yet again. With an off-beat cast including genre favourites like John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Woody Harrelson, the Mayan doomsday is compounded by a government conspiracy and some of the biggest scale earth-ending images we’ve ever seen!