Saturday, 23 January 2010

#52 - New Year and new post

Happy New Year everyone! First post on the new year and after a moth break! So pretty much I’ll just talk about movie news and post some links to some cool videos.

First off I hope everyone with a YouTube account subscribes to this guy because even if his movie taste can be horrific at times, he’s good for the latest news and trailers, ect.

Movie Buzz

On Total Film site they did a comparison between world cinema (classics) and the Hollywood remakes (not to classic): Solaris anyone? Still an interesting list which will grow in the next ten years with films like Let Me In (=Let The Right One In, catchy isn’t it). Really I do get pissed at Hollywood remaking films from around the world especially J-Horrors which are really translated well for American audiences. And when I hear things like Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy is being remade by Steven Spielberg and Will Smith I just ask myself is American’s are illiterate and can’t red subtitles?

Hollywood vs World Cinema

Now the point where people (my people or other horror fans) will look down on me. This year we can expect a hole rush of horror remakes and whilst I don’t agree with them I shamefully liked some of last years: The Uninvited (is A Tale of Two Twins), Last House on the Left whilst hating others: Halloween Part 2. Anyways going back on track this year several films are being remade such as Nightmare on Elm Street however one film has caught my attention, and I know it shouldn’t. George A. Romero’s old pre-Martin, pre-Dawn of the Dead film The Crazies is being remade by Brek Eisner and set for release the end of February. I have watched the trailer several times and I think it looks pretty good. Te original was rough as hell around the edges and I think this has a chance of something really quiet good (note I said has a chance).

The Crazies Trailer

The Los Angele’s times held a round the table discussion between James Cameron (Avatar), Jason Reitman (Up In The Air), Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker), Lee Daniels (Precious) and Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Bastards). There are about four or five videos about different aspects they had to face with their latest films. If you’re a fan or enjoyed any of these films it’s worth watching.

Envelope Roundtable Series

And lastly the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards are tonight and the nominations are in the link below. I guess for us English folk we’ll have to check in Sunday to find the winners but I know who I wan to win. In other Award season news, Acadamy Awards nominations announced 2nd Feb, The Independent Spirit Awards are on the 3rd March and lastly Sundance started on the 21st!

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Sundance Film Festival

And that is it for now. I hope you enjoyed this odd ball post and maybe I’ll get around to doing more posts.

Oliver Hunt