At least, not when it comes to Judge Dredd. As far as we’re concerned, Karl Urban is the law. Thanks to a pitch-perfect R-rated action film, Judge Dredd has finally made it to the screen in a way that is true to the comics that he first appeared in. Brutal, unflinching, and tough as nails, Dredd NEVER takes his helmet off in the film, and Matt was giddy as has was when he was 11 years old and reading his first 2000 A.D. Without any frame of reference but Sly’s miserable turn in the role in 1995, Nat definitely enjoyed the movie, while not on the level Matt did. What did you think? Let us know!
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.
We honestly didn’t give a geek’s goddam about this movie until we saw Momoa in Game of Thrones. We know he was in Stargate, but after seeing him essentially play Conan for HBO on the small screen, we’re pretty sure he can do it for Lionsgate on the big screen, too.
But it’s not like you’d know that from this trailer that he’s hardly in.
Once Wes Craven’s monster managed to get seven movies in a decade, it seemed pretty obvious that Freddy was feeling the franchise fatigue… not a even a bout with Jason Voorhees could get him back in the limelight with his own solo movie. Until the Hollywood cure-all was applied to Craven’s dream demon: reboot!
So now, Watchmen’s Jackie Earle Haley dons Englund’s signature fedora, claws and stylish Christmas sweater to terrorize the dreams of the sexy teenagers of Elm Street in a rehash of Freddy’s origin story. The only problem is that this Nightmare reboot seems more pre-occupied with being a shot-for-shot remake of Wes Craven’s original than it is at just being a good scary movie. The result is a bit bland, leaving us wondering if this movie is made for people who LOVE the original so much they’ll watch any Freddy? Or is it for people who have no idea how scary Freddy should be?
Director Louis Leterrier definitely brought to life an epic tale of gods and men, with huge stakes, massive monsters, and some great big actors. But if it’s faithfulness to the 1981 movie you’re looking for, or faithfulness to the legend of Perseus, or even a good 3D visual experience, Clash of the Titans is going to let you down. We enjoyed the hell out of it on some levels, and yet were left feeling completely empty on others. What did you think? Let us know!
With with Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, the Incredible Hulk’s pulse-pounder of a director, Louis Leterrier has managed to round up some of finest thespians to play the Gods of Mount Olympus and added to that the heir-apparent to the action-superstar mantle in Sam Worthington, all to be able to tell one of the oldest stories in Greek Mythology, and to remake the 1981 Clash of the Titans. This one already seems like a winner just from the names involved and from what we’ve seen in trailers, so take a look at six exclusive scenes from the movie as well as interviews with the cast and crew to judge for yourself!
Let’s preface this review with the fact that Matt is quite possibly one of the biggest werewolf aficionado’s on the planet, having watched any and every lycanthropic-film in the last hundred years. And nothing but nothing compares to The Wolf-Man. Except, of course, The Wolfman. Faithful in all the right ways, and yet unafraid to weave a more complex storyline with more extreme Werewolf rampages, an even more foreign origin story, and an ending that will knock your socks off. Yes, that’s right, there’s a new Wolfman in Blackmoor, Chaney, and he can howl with the best of them.
Nearly 70 years after Lon Chaney Jr. first howled at the moon, Benicio Del Toro is slipping into his signature hair, ears and underbite to bring the classic Universal monster to life in Joe Johnston’s remake of The Wolf Man. With Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving and Emily Blunt along for the ride, and the visual effects make-up artist behind The Howling and An American Werewolf in London, it looks like this remake has got some serious teeth.