Last week we were treated to a teaser for a Ferris Bueller project that set the internet on fire. It was speculated that it was everything from a reboot to a sequel to a television series. Most actually realized what it was early on when the date on the teaser matched up with the Super Bowl. Well here’s your first look at that Super Bowl commercial as Ferris Bueller sells his soul for a Honda ad. Yes they re-enacted major portions of the movie and substituted a Honda for the car used in the original. Now that I’ve ruined it for you by spoiling it feel free to watch Ferris Bueller sell out for some Honda Money.
To celebrate the launch of the all-new 2012 CR-V, Honda brought Ferris Bueller’s Day Off back in a big game commercial. We cast Matthew Broderick as himself, skipping out on a day of acting work and living it up in his all-new CR-V. Relive movie history with Honda’s fresh twist and wonderful homage to this ’80s classic.
Guy Pearce plays a government agent convicted of a crime which he did not commit. He is offered his freedom if he can rescue the President’s daughter from a prison in space which has been overtaken by its prisoners
The day most people thought would never come is soon upon us. This film has been in production for the most of the last five years and according to the trailer it is now complete. I remember when I saw the first teaser for Iron Sky in 2008 and thought it was just a viral stunt. What I’m hearing now is that it is being marketed as a sci-fi comedy. A long way from what I originally thought it would be as the first teaser was very serious and dark in tone. Check it out if you get the chance.
As World War II comes to an end in 1945, Hans Kammler and other German scientists make a breakthrough in anti-gravity research. From a secret base in the Antarctic, Nazi spaceships are sent to the “dark side” of the Moon to establish the military base “Schwarze Sonne”. Their plan is to build a powerful fleet and return to conquer Earth. The film is set in the year 2018 when their descendants finally return.
I know what you’re thinking. There are too many remakes already, don’t give Hollywood any more ideas. Normally, I agree, and I’d hate to see most of my beloved80′s movies remade. (To be fair, they did a good job with Footloose.) Most of the time I’m ambivalent about remakes, but this is one case in which a remake is a good idea.
Here’s a very cool video from summit featuring Elizabeth Banks giving some commentary on the trailer from Man On A Ledge. An interesting take on the movie trailer that really gives you some behind the scenes insight on what actors are seeing when watching their own trailer.
From the ledge of the 25th floor of a NYC skyscraper, where one wrong step means death, a cornered Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) must orchestrate a dangerous plan to prove his innocence for a crime he didn’t commit. ??MAN ON A LEDGE opens in theaters this Friday.
As the Office series is winding down and slowly losing steam to the point that they haven’t been picked up for next season word is coming down that NBC will be keeping the one of the main characters alive by spinning the series off and giving Rainn Wilson his own series. The spin off will purportedly take place in and around Shrute Farms and the life and times of Dwight Schrute. We may get an early look at the show during an episode of the Office later this season.
From K Games comes the trailer for The Darkness II, coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on February 7 in North America and February 10 internationally. I didn’t play the first Darkness and probably wont play this one either but it does look interesting. A word of warning though, the trailer is all cgi cinematics so we don’t really know what the game play will look like. We’ll have to wait and see actual game play when we get a real trailer closer to release date.
Based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II delivers a brutal and personal narrative as gamers take control of Jackie Estacado, head of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction known as the Darkness.
The Darkness II is the sequel to the million unit-selling 2007 title, The Darkness, and brings a unique new combat mechanic through Quad-Wielding, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with two Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with thematic elements of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and maintains the stylistic violence visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique, true to its comic book origins.
Exactly thirty-six days remaining until the sequel’s release, thanks to a heads up from Collider, an all-new foreign poster promoting Sony’s Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance has been revealed via IMPAwards. Featuring the returning star Nicolas Cage in his ‘Johnny Blaze’ role overshadowing ‘Ghost Rider’ himself on the road, check it!
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance picks up where it’s been several years since making a deal with the Devil and Johnny Blaze, living in self-imposed isolation, finds himself as the only person who can help save 10-year-old Danny
I should have known. The instant I put out a list of 80′s movies this new generation needs to see, all I hear about are the movies I’ve criminally left off the list. On the plus side, the next column practically writes itself as I am flooded with suggestions.
I get the passion. The 80′s was a profound time for a lot of us. For me, at least, it represents my childhood, and there was no more magical moment than going to the theater, letting the lights grow dim, and seeing something amazing. Plus, it was filled with all kinds of words I’d never hear in my Saturday Morning Cartoons, so that was extra special.
Whether you were a child or a teenager, these movies had a profound impact on you growing up, and in the intervening decades they still stand the test of time. The life lessons, the zany adventures, and the romance will always be with us, and it’s that gift we can pass on to our children.
Here are eight more 80′s movies your children need to see:
Wes Anderson is back with a trailer for his latest film Moonrise Kingdom. It’s his first film since The Fantastic Mr. Fox and the first live action film since the 2007 release The Darjeeling Limited. Five years is entirely too long to wait between journies to the Wes Anderson universe and I’m super stoked to see this when it hits theaters. Enjoy the trailer below while I go watch Rushmore.
If you’re looking to hit up opening night IMAX screenings of TDKR in NY or LA you may already be out of luck. IMAX began selling tickets to opening night during the 6 minute preview screenings before Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and had an overwhelming response.
According to a Warner Bros exec, advance ticket sales are left to the discretion of the theaters. The result? Thursday July 19 midnight shows for The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience have already sold out at New York
According to deadline.com Robert Rodat of Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot and the craptactular TNT’s Falling Skies fame is re-writing the sequel to last summer’s blockbuster THOR. Rodat is reworking a draft by Don Payne in the hopes to put the film into production later this year for release in 2013. I would hope that bringing in Rodat would take this film to the next level now that the awkward/semi-forced origin story is out of the way. He has a strong history of good writing that should go a long way to making this better in the long run.
Here’s our first picture of Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace and Peter Sarsgaard as her husband Chuck Traynor (via entertainweekly) from the upcoming porn star biopic about the first female porn star to go mainstream. Lovelace was huge in the seventies with her breakthrough performance in the film “Deepthroat” and the film follows here life and documents her rise and fall. It’s sounds interesting but the only reason this is really news is because Lindsay Lohan was originally supposed to take on this role and this movie has now taken on a much higher profile since. The movie is currently in production and doesn
There’s been an interesting/convoluted story floating around the internet for the last couple of weeks that has finally been addressed and brings to the fore front what might have been had Darabont never been fired from TWD. It started with a rumor regarding a supposed web series that would tell the back story of the dead soldier in the tank in episode 2 of season one into what would could have eventually become the season 2 opener. Here’s a video of Sam Witwer, the guy who played the dead soldier, discussing his part in what could have happened.
With all the rumors floating around Darabont felt it was important to address his adoring public through Quint from aintitcool.com. Here’s what he had to say regarding what could have been had he not been fired.
In one of the funniest box office results in years “The Devil Inside” had a huge opening weekend but still managed to piss off the entire film going public. Paramount managed to trick people into seeing their movie by cutting together a very interesting trailer but audiences were literally booing and throwing trash at the screen by the time the credits ran. There’s gonna be a huge drop off next week when word gets out that this is a gigantic smoldering turd and early word is that it may be out of theaters in three weeks. We can only hope.
It’s hard for us to believe that the 1980′s began over thirty years go. At least, it’s hard for me to accept that notion. Back then, a lot of us were kids, and these days, a lot of you have children. As parents, it is your job to make sure that your child has the best nourishment, and that includes both food and media consumption. You can’t let your children watch any old crap, which is why its important to pick and choose carefully.
That’s why I have eight recommendations, eight movies from the 80′s that helped define our childhoods and teen years, and if they were good enough for us, they are good enough for our kids.
The guys over at GeekTyrant posted a very cool documentary called “The Mythology of Star Wars” that’s full of super geeky star wars information. If your looking to get deeper into the mind of Lucas regarding what drove him to create the Star Wars universe than this is definitely something for you to check out.
Bill Moyers joined George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch in northern California to talk about the ancient myths and personal values that have synthesized into Star Wars. The epic themes in Lucas’ cinematic stories are a springboard for a candid conversation about family, fatherhood, spiritual beliefs, and the importance of moral tales for every generation. Intercut with movie footage from the original trilogy as well as the prequel, The Mythology of Star Wars with George Lucas and Bill Moyers provides a revealing journey in the company of the filmmaker through some of the most famous scenes of the Star Wars saga.
Here’s another quick look at the upcoming Daniel Radcliffe film “The Woman In Black”. It’s the first film released starring Radcliffe since the Potter series concluded last fall and I imagine this role will go a long way in letting us know whether there’s a career in film for Daniel Radcliffe after the end of Harry Potter.. WIB is a remake of a British TV film from the seventies and is quite a different role that we are used to seeing Radcliffe in. Judging from this 30 second TV spot look for a lot of creepy imagery, foggy marshes and more that a few jump scares. “Woman in Black” hits theaters February 3, 2012.
The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.