Thursday, April 09, 2009

I Am Link

Well there's a whole heck of a lot this morning to chew on, so let's plow on through to the other side...

--- Psychedelia Dudes - Via Towleroad comes the poster for Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock.

--- Schindler Reunion - If Ralph Fiennes plays Hades and Liam Neeson stays attached to play Zeus in the Clash of the Titans remake, as is being rumored today, you've got a very strange Schindler's List thing going on in the vicinity of Mt. Olympus. Maybe they can get Ben Kingsley to play that metal owl!

--- Summon The Slayer - Apparently there were all these Buffy movie rumors floating around earlier this week? Because Smidge's career's at a bit of a lull right now. Never say never, I say.

--- Bienvenidos a Miami - TFE's "April Showers" series continues, this time taking in some wet Colin Farrell. Mmmm wet Colin Farrell.

--- Spooky Sam - There's a very large conversation with Sam Raimi over at AICN about Drag Me to Hell, filled with spoilers, so tread lightly. I just skimmed it for the bits on Evil Dead 4. He definitely seems committed to it happening, but wary of saying when still.

--- Tell Everyone - Arbogast's review of the French thriller Tell No One (a film which I touched on briefly at TFE last week) is the best take on the film I've seen. Especially loved this:

"In an icily wordless turn as a skilled torturer, Mikaela Fisher is so eminently hateful that one is surprised at the odd tenderness of her final moments. It's touches like these that suggest how fine art may be teased out of the mealiest pulp fiction."

Spot on. Fisher was so important to the film; her entire character, the way she was handled, lent the film so much menace and that end of hers was chilling and disturbing in ways more routine thrillers don't get to be.

--- Judging Wiig - A movie directed by Mike Judge and co-starring Kristen Wiig? So there. Cinematical has the new trailer for Extract, which also stars Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis.

--- ... In Space - Miss Stacie takes a long hard funny-ass look at the always inevitable "let's take this bitch of a horror series to space" sequel that comes to fruition in every franchise's run.

--- Dweeb Power, Activate - Somebody actually figured out the mystery of the code on Fringe. You know the images that were shown at every commercial break? A flower, an apple, et cetera, with a little dot beside it? Yeah, that. Somebody figured it out. Read about it here.

--- Bong's Next Hit - In an article at Twitch on The Host's director Bong Joon-Ho's next movie (a small character drama) came some other info that I actually found interesting - his next movie after that is where he'll be:

"... going nuts with huge budget sci-fi picture Snow Train, with Park Chan-Wook on board as a producer."

My dork-sense always tingles whenever Park's name is mentioned. Must find out more.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I wish I was nerdy enough to crack the Fringe code. The latest episode was a good one!

As far as Buffy and Joss Whedon go, I liked the original movie better than the TV series. I know I'm in the minority but it must be said.