Thursday, July 27, 2006

Friday Filmatist Roundup! Thursday Edition!

Posted by Codemorse

I know I usually do this on Fridays, but there's so much interesting/exciting stuff out there from over the past week that I figured I'd throw it up early.

Children of Grunge unite! Chris muthafunkin' Cornell is writing the theme to the new Bond film, Casino Royale. It promises to be the coolest theme since Duran Duran's "View to a Kill" (Dun! Dun-nuh-nah!)

Check out the official teaser poster for the upcoming Iron Man flick HERE. It does the impossible - raises my interest in the film from less than zero to somewhere just above zero. The fact that Jon Favreau is directing gives it another nudge slightly upward.

Feed your whining, frankly-annoying inner child with a report from Comic Con on the Dark Crystal sequel.

Read an atrociously edited review of America: Freedom to Facism right HERE. The film starts as an examination of why we pay taxes (there is apparently no written law requiring us to do so, and we learn that our taxes go solely to paying off the National Debt) and expands from there to include some pretty disturbing information on National Identity cards, under-the-skin microchip implants, and other crazily paranoid shit you'd instantly dismiss if it weren't actually happening RIGHT NOW (Cue Theramin).

Discover - to your genuine surprise - that you are stoked to see Miami Vice after reading THIS REVIEW. Despite containing a suckhole of talent (Colin Farell, who supposedly shows real chops here), it's directed by Michael Mann. I've seen and loved every single one of his films (except for Manhunter, which I'd probably love, but still haven't seen), and I can't say that about any other director. Literally. The reviewer tries waaaaay too hard to write "interestingly," but it's still damn exciting news.

Find out what the Broken Lizard boys are up to next right HERE. Their new flick, Beerfest, comes out in August and you are a filthy, commie-loving punk if you don't plunk your money down for it.

Television Cheat! New casting for Lost.


At 7:53 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Ok. I'm showing my entertainment ignorance, but I like Colin Farell. I think he's good. Oh well.

At 11:16 AM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

I am a total commie-loving punk then...'cause Broken Lizard are the motherfucking ARCH-ENEMIES of funny. And that trailer has been proven to cause male impotence, so be careful.

I like Colin Ferrel, too. See, you're not wrong ALL THE TIME, Jabs.

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

OH...and why don't you link to The Fake Life once in awhile? We might have to renegotiate our million-dollar contracts and lucrative product placements with Codemorse if some love isn't gently sprinkled around.

Quid Pro Quo, Clarice.

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

I may not be wrong all the time, but I certainly do my best...

At 12:15 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

*GASP* I actually agree with Katanga on a movie thing. I've seen a portion of Club Dread and it was a black hole of suck (is that redundant?) and Reno 911 (I believe that's a BL project) is equally bad. Of course I also find David Chapelle largely unfunny, so there you go. YMMV.

I am demi-excited by Miami Vice (you should DEFINITELY watch Man Hunter).

The IM teaser poster is meh except for the tag line.

CF was the best thing about Daredevil (not saying much I guess, though I... well you know).

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

Nah, Reno 911 isn't's got some people from The State (which is the Ringo to BL's Pete Best in every way imaginable).

At 1:04 PM, Blogger Charlie Brigden said...

"Discover - to your genuine surprise - that you are stoked to see Miami Vice after reading THIS REVIEW."

Everyone should be immediately stoked by the prospect of a new Michael Mann flick. If he was remaking He-Man, I'd be stoked as long as he was doing it.

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

mmmmm...Ted Levine as Fisto.

At 1:37 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Hey, everyone's entitled to their opinion.

Farell bothers me. I've disliked him in, well, pretty much everything. But I hear he's crackerjack in this.

And yes, Katanga, you are a total commie-loving punk. But you're cuddly. And that counts for something.

I've been meaning to add the Fake Life to our links for a while. Cool your biscuits a bit. It's been a long week. :)

I agree completely, Charlie. I'm Michael Mann's simpering, worshipful bitch.

And sure, comedy's in the eye of the beholder, but you need to rent Block Party, Scott. Stat. It's hilarious and wonderful.


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