The end of the world is on everyone’s lips today. So in light of that here’s: “The Top Ten End of the World Movies!’
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Submitted for your approval some news on the movie version of a venerable TV franchise:
We never know if we should buy these stories, but reports have come out from the Toronto film festival that several audience members fainted while watching “The Incident”. A horror film about night-shift workers in an insane asylum during a power outage.
Why doubt it? Well, it came upon the heels of the announcement that IFC had picked up the film to release under their IFC Midnight banner. Why else do we doubt it? We’ve tracked down reports like this before. They usually end up being demonstrably unrelated to the film. Another reason we doubt it? We’re just cynical bastards.
Still … you’re free to judge for yourself …
Hints have been bouncing around the ‘net for some time about Criterion giving the original Godzilla a deluxe, proper DVD and Blu-Ray transfer. But many poo-pooed them. Claiming it wasn’t the type of thing Criterion did. Or other lame dismissals. Then a mysterious photo (above) of a film can with Japanese writing appeared on the Criterion Facebook page. The writing translates: “Dupe Posi(tive): GODZILLA. Reel 2 of 10 Reels. Toho Company, Ltd.”!
For those who understand the Criterion mindset. This can only mean one thing: Criterion is indeed doing a DVD/Blu-Ray release. But it won’t be utilizing some old transfer. They will be doing a new transfer from the interpositive elements! This is nothing but good news. Especially for those who were disappointed with previous Blu-Ray releases. We know that Criterion, as is there wont, will do this right! Although there isn’t an official announcement yet, we feel totally confident in saying this release will happen!
James Wan, director of such horror films as Saw and this year’s Insidious, shared this tidbit on Facebook:
It’s 4am, I can’t sleep n I’m watching Notting Hill. God, i love this film. one of the sweetest and charming movies. It reminds me again why romantic-comedies is my fav genre. One day…one day… I dare to dream.
Yup, horror icon Wan not only loves romantic comedies, but dreams of making one! And, you know what, his romantic comedies might just be brilliant. Yup, we can dream too … in technicolor!
Robot film festival. Has there ever been a more exciting combination of words? Well, if you agree, and you’re going to be in the New York City area on July 16-17, you should rush to the Three Legged Dog theatre in lower Manhattan and enjoy the fun!
In addition to screenings of robot oriented short films, including one by Spike Jonze, the event will also include live performances by humans and their digital compatriots (i.e. robots). For tickets click here. To preview some of the films click here.
We just had to share this brilliant ad for the 2011 New York Asian Film Festival! Even if you’re not in NYC you can enjoy this spool of video brilliance.
A thrilling slab of video goodness on the upcoming horror film Forest of the Dead from our pals at Eerietube. Fans of Eerietube must watch till the end for a special surprise.
Never heard of Eerietube? And you call yourself a horror fan. Shame. But easily rectified. Check out all the joy and madness here.