Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Update: Zemeckis' Yellow Submarine Is Still Gonna Happen

/Film reported that, yes, a Zemeckis enhanced version of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine, is still happening. I cannot express how excited I am to hear this. Despite my lack of love for remakes, re-imagining etc, when I first heard about this project I got instantly happy.

Check out the /Film report here! Here's my post from a while back. And don't forget to keep an eye on the project! The cast is now as follows: Cary Elwes (George Harrison), Dean Lennox Kelly (John Lennon), Peter Serafinowicx (Paul McCartney), and Adam Campbell (Ringo Starr). Can't wait!

Happy moviegoing folks!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Things That Make Me Happy: Warner Bros. Gets More Animated

/Film reported on their site today that Warner Bros. is going to be taking from the plethora of animated characters, more and more out of the animation warehouses for development. This excites me to no end! So hence forward this will now be the start of new segment on my blog that I'll call Things That Make Me Happy. Although I've posted things that make me happy many times before it will now just have an official title and tag.  Check out the article from /FIlm here!

/Film says "There’s a live-action/CGI hybrid Bugs Bunny film in the works, and a Pepe le Pew film with Mike Myers planned as the voice of the romantically aggressive little skunk. And now the studio has bought a pitch for a film that would revolve around the ACME Warehouse"

Sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to see how everything turns out. 

Happy moviegoing folks!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful

From the genius who brought us Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and Babel. Alejandro González Iñárritu's newest film, Biutiful, stars Javier Bardem and looks just absolutely stunning.  Javier Barden won best actor at Cannes for this role and it should be very apparent by the trailer itself that this will most likely earn him his second Oscar. Apple describes the film as a love story between a father and his children. Like seriously!? Just via that alone it should be a comfort to all moviegoers that there are still filmmakers out there. Watching a trailer for a film like this just makes my heart swell. I must point out how reassuring it is to see that the traditions of auteur filmmaking are still in full force and Alejandro González Iñárritu is apart of that. Check out the trailer below! The film come out in limited release December 29th so make sure you find that little art house theatre (in your downtown area most likely) and go watch it!

Happy moviegoing!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Observations on Film Art: One of the Best Film Blogs on the Net

I subscribe to a lot of blogs. Some photo, some journal, some funny, some film. One of my favorite film blogs, though it is written mainly by David Bordwell and Kristen Thompson, is David Bordwell's Observations on film art. These two glorious people were the folk that wrote Film Art: An Introduction, which was my intro to film bible in my first year of Cinema Studies. This morning I came to the newest post, written by Bordwell, named Seduced by structure, and the beginning read:

"If you’re hungry to learn about the ways films can tell stories, a festival provides a feast.  A huge array of narrative strategies is spread out for your delectation. You won’t like every movie you see, but thinking about the mechanics of each one can deepen your experience of it, as well as your appreciation for just how wide cinema’s resources can be. You also get to see how more unusual approaches to storytelling are often imaginative revisions of more traditional strategies." 

*sigh* Sometimes I miss writing papers and doing research. This minor portion of the full post is just so reminiscent of when my days were filled with film theories, discussions and all things wonderfully scholarly about film. I just hope that you have read the above and this has incited your imagination enough to click this link and understand just why David Bordwell's Observations on film art is a must see for any film lover. Definitely one of the happiest moviegoing blogs out there. Check it out here!

Happy moviegoing!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Check it out! Films From the South

So last week I posted about Films From the South Festival in Oslo, Norway. To my surprise & excitement they've added this blog's post to their press page. Woo! Check it out here! I'll say it again. If you're in Oslo, get over to the festival cause it's going to be magic.

Happy moviegoing!

Friday, October 1, 2010

OH MY! Baz Lurhmann to Direct Great Gatsby with DiCaprio

Just saw on /Film that Baz Lurhmann is set to direct a version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio. For the record I love Baz. Apparently he made a statement at The Social Network premier saying:

"I’ve got two [pictures] going. One is a musical and one is a period work, both based in New York City, and I’m about to make that decision. I’ve got the script for both of them and I’m making that decision in four to six weeks, no longer than six weeks…’Gatsby,’ it is the Fitzgerald book and I’ve been working on that quite a lot. The other one is also New York based and music-driven and it’s just a question of … what is the next right step for me."

Ummm YES AND YES.  I don't care just do something already. Cannot wait to hear what he chooses. 

Happy moviegoing!