Category: Movies

Drew Struzan’s Hellboy

They just don’t make movie posters like they used to.

Drew Struzan is the king of movie posters. Drew is so good that sometimes his posters are even better than the movies he makes them for!

Well, can you guess who created the movie poster for Hellboy? That’s right, Drew did! In fact the picture to the left is a small version of it. If you want to see the larger version then head over to Chud.com.

But before you go, let me give you the bad news. The Drew poster will NOT be the official poster for Hellboy. Seems the people in charge of promoting the film decided that the photo poster is better.

Man, they just don’t make movie posters like they used to… or maybe it’s just that they don’t use them.

Kurt Russell’s Miracle

I think that Kurt Russell is one of the most under-rated actors in Hollywood.

I loved him as Snake Plisken in Escape From New York and Escape From LA.

And while not every Kurt Russell movie has been a favorite, I can truly say that even the bad ones have been made better because of him.

Kurt‘s latest is Miracle. And while it’s not high on my must-see list, I’ll bet it will be better because Russell is in it.

The Potential of Troy

Another movie that I’m really looking forward to is Troy.

It’s a classic story that I loved as a kid and recently re-discovered as I helped my son with some Greek mythology assignments.

Wolfgang Peterson is the director. Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom star. Sounds like a team that could put some people in the seats.

Still not convinced? Check out the trailer and then tell me what ya think!

That Cat’s a Mess

The buzz on the Halle Berry “Catwoman” movie has been bad.

After seeing Halle‘s Catwoman outfit I can understand why.

It just doesn’t look right. Note I didn’t say “good.”

Halle Berry could make a burlap sack look good.

After seeing this video clip of Halle as Catwoman I’m starting to reconsider my thoughts on the outfit… and the movie.

Mignola Talks Hellboy

Chud.com has a nice little interview with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Mike talks about a lot of different projects with an emphasis on the soon to be released Hellboy movie.

If you’re wondering how close the movie will follow the comic, wonder no more.

Mike says, “The fact that it’s as close to the comic as it is and the fact that the personality of the main character is so close to the comic, it’s beyond anything I ever imagined.”

That’s just great news for Hellboy fans everywhere.

Time for a New Assault

Dark Horizons reported today that “French director Jean-Francois Richet will helm the remake of the John Carpenter classic… Assault on Precinct 13… which starts filming April.

Assault on Precinct 13 is one of my favorite John Carpenter films. I don’t know much about Jean-Francois Richet, but as long as he doesn’t stray from Carpenter‘s screenplay and they don’t screw it up in casting, it can’t go wrong.

Academy Award Predictions

Nominations for the 76th Academy Awards were announced today. Here are the nominees for the major categories and my predictions on who will win…

Best Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King / Lost in Translation / Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World / Mystic River /Seabiscuit
My prediction: Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Animated Feature: Brother Bear / Finding Nemo / “The Triplets of Belleville”
My prediction: Finding Nemo

Leading Actor: Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” / Ben Kingsley in “House of Sand and Fog” / Jude Law in “Cold Mountain”/ Bill Murray in “Lost in Translation” / Sean Penn in “Mystic River”
My prediction: Bill Murray

Leading Actress: Keisha Castle-Hughes in “Whale Rider” / Diane Keaton in “Something’s Gotta Give” / Samantha Morton in “In America” / Charlize Theron in “Monster” / Naomi Watts in “21 Grams”
My prediction: Charlize Theron

Directing: “City of God” Fernando Meirelles / The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingPeter Jackson / “Lost in Translation” Sofia Coppola / “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” Peter Weir / “Mystic River” Clint Eastwood
My prediction: Peter Jackson

Best Supporting Actor: Alec Baldwin “The Cooler” / Benicio Del Toro “21 Grams” / Djimon Hounsou “In America” / Tim Robbins “Mystic River” / Ken Watanabe “The Last Samurai”
My prediction: Tim Robbins

Best Supporting Actress: Shohreh Aghdashloo “House of Sand and Fog” / Patricia Clarkson “Pieces of April” / Marcia Gay Harden “Mystic River” / Holly Hunter “Thirteen” / Renée Zellweger “Cold Mountain”
My prediction: Renée Zellweger

Original Screenplay: The Barbarian Invasions” Denys Arcand / “Dirty Pretty Things” Steven Knight / “Finding Nemo” Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds Original Story by Andrew Stanton / “In America” Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan / “Lost in Translation” Sofia Coppola
My prediction: Sofia Coppola

As I said, these are just my predictions and not in every case the person that I would like to see win. The Academy Awards will be presented on February 29th… tune in and find out who wins and how good of a guesser I really am!

Blade 3 Stock Rises

Blade 3 Trinity has a 50-50 chance of being really good.

I say this partly because I didn’t care for Blade,  but loved Blade 2.  This will be the third director for the third movie.

At least Wesley Snipes keeps coming back. Chud.com has a couple of new pics from Blade 3.

After seeing the pics I think Blade 3‘s odds have risen to 55 – 45. ; )