Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Monday, 29 September 2008
Friday, 26 September 2008
Thursday, 25 September 2008
After watching Pan's Labyrinth I proceded to watch all of Del Toro's movies, which all became favorites to me, and soon I decided to try out other Spanish film makers, like Baleguero (who makes some really scary horror movies) and Paco Plaza (who is also very good on horror, but has a slightly more fantastical slant to his movies). So I think in reality Spain is the master of the horror and Fantasy genre, but I'm not going to argue that point as I like a lot of other foreign horror!
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
The thing that caught my eyes was that blu-ray dvd's are included in the package, so even if I only borrowed 1 a month, it should be worth it.
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Monday, 22 September 2008
Friday, 19 September 2008
Thursday, 18 September 2008
- But there are a few points in which Blu-ray excels:
- The initial impression of the movies that I hadn't previously watched have been very good, though it may be just that the movies they pick to go onto Blu-ray are just the better movies...
- Action works really well on Blu-ray as the lens is said to be 4 times faster
- There seems to be more colours on Blu-ray
- This may seem only a little change, but with High Definition it is much easier to see the eyes, which it reality adds another eliment to the movie, as the eyes tell so much about what someone is thinking!
So try to hold off from Blu-ray as long as you can, but if you can't wait, go ahead and buy it, and enjoy it!
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
What on Earth is this? you may be asking... and well you might! but, I'm going to let you guess, they are movie characters, can you guess any of them?
(My blog's hilarious)
(Praps I'm going out of my mind)
(OK I'll probably be better tomorrow)
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Monday, 15 September 2008
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Friday, 12 September 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
It seems as if Michael Caine has leaked out that Johnny Depp will actually be in the third installment of Batman as the Riddler... looks really promising to me... and if you know me well enough, I think you will know that I'll praise basically any film that has Johnny Depp in!
So lets just keep our fingers crossed!
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Bloody Disgusting tells us that Del Toro is officially booked up with projects to direct and produce right up until 2017.
Del toro will be spending the next 5 years working on the much awaited Hobbit movies!
Then after that it looks like he's going to be doing a lot of projects for Universal (who published his Hellboy 2 for him)
Here is a list of the projects Del Toro's got going on for him at Universal:
- Frankenstein: Del Toro has always been fascinated with the story of Frankensein, and I must say that I am too. Del Toro feels that the previous productions have not done justice to the Gothic Fantasy element, and thus wants to create somthing better
- Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Another Classic that needs a very thorough adaptation by a director that understands the fantasy and horror genres.
- Slaughterhouse-Five: I really can't say too much about this movie but it's some kind of adaptation of the book bearing the same Name... If you read that article, I'm sure you'll agree with me that it is a little different to a lot of the preceding Del Toro films. Sounds very interesting!
- Drood: This one seems a bit strange to... Some kind of fictional biography about the last years of Charles Dickens' life... Del Toro filming Charles Dickens! (not quite)
- (perhaps) At The Mountains of madness: Del Toro adapted this HP Lovecraft book as a script a while back, and it seems as if Universal would like to finaly make this into a movie with him!
- (perhaps) Hellboy 3 too!: Del Toro is still hoping that Universal will again fund him for a final Hellboy movie, to round off the trilogy, and they have said it is a possibility!
Producing: Universal would also like to employ Det Toro as a producer over those few years, so he's certainly going to have enough work to do!
- Hater: "Universal also has on the horizon an adaptation of David Moody’s apocalyptic novel HATER that del Toro will produce with Mark Johnson but not direct" (Bloody Disgusting)
- Cimson Peak: "a gothic romance spec script by del Toro and his "Mimic" collaborator Matthew Robbins, which del Toro will produce but not direct." (Bloody Disgusting)
There were also a couple other movies that Del Toro was going to do:
- Saturn and The End of Days
- Neil Gaiman's Death: which Del Toro will produce with Neil Gaiman directing, if they can find funding for it!
Well that gives you some insight as to what Del Toro will be doing in the years to come! He's come a long way from being the small time director looking anywhere he can for funding to make Hellboy, to becoming one of Hollywood's most sought-after fantasy/horror directors!
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Puppetry is the one practice that I believe will never die... looking at Jim Henson's Labyrinth, I believe that still competes with the graphics and all that we use 20 years later... this movie is 20 years old... and to me it looks as relevant today as any other movie that you will see! Tell me if you think I'm wrong!
These are a couple points in which I believe puppetry excels in:
- You merely have to create the perfect puppet and film it... no messing around with CGI that may or may not look right.
- Puppets are real objects and thus interact correctly with their surroundings, which is very hard to do with CGI
OK, here are a few examples of good puppets:
- Obviously the Muppets immediately spring into mind, there's some pretty good designs amongst them
- Yoda from Star Wars: way better than the new CGI version found in the latter films!
- Treebeard from Lord of the Rings: when they couldn't use CGI for him, they had to go with puppetry, which worked far better!
- All around the original Star Wars trilogy you will find various
Well perhaps Jim Henson's original ideas evolved since then- We now have a variation called Animatronics, which seems very likely to start to take over CGI as first choice in creating creatures. There is an interesting post that will give detail into how animatronics works... read here!
Del Toro has announced that he intends to use animatronics over CGI while adapting The Hobbit, which was widely used in Pan's Labyrinth and caused a stunning effect!
So it seems that puppetry has had a big boost around the time of Star Wars and Labyrinth... and has laid dormant until Del Toro has recently picked it up, proving it's potential in a modern day audience with Pan's Labyrinth... looking forward to more development in the puppetry industry!
Puppetry will never die!
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Starring John Hurt and Elijah Wood.
The story follows a young American (Wood) who goes to Oxford as a mathmatics student. He is immediately pulled into a murder case with Dr Seldom, his mathmatical hero. Follow them as they try to use mathmatics to uncover a series of murder cases!
I think this movie is great! certainly one for anyone slightly interested in mathmatics. I found it quite simple to understand and I'm not a mathmatician! Enjoy!
Directed by the famous Spanish director: Alex De La Iglesia.
M0vie rating: 9.5/10