Category: Film

Guillermo del Terror

To celebrate the release of their latest Halloween offering, ‘Treehouse of Horrors XXIV’, Matt Groening is putting Simpsons’ iconic couch gag in the fantastically horrible hands of Guillermo del Toro (apparently they have a good eye for this).

Treehouse-of-Horror-XXIV

Del Toro did more than just a quick TV gag, he went to ghost town and created a 2 minute 45 second intro, transforming our beloved Simpsons’ characters into the most feared creatures from horror-history. The intro is packed with so many references it will keep your wide eyes glued to the screen for the entire time and even then you’d be hard pressed to spot them all. There is an obvious slant towards Del Toro’s on films but that just makes it more enjoyable, I  let out inward squeel when I saw Homer morph into a reaper from Blade 2 or on seeing  Groundskeeper Willie as  Red (Hellboy not Morgan Freeman).

Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag by Guillermo del Toro

The episode will air this Sunday (06/10/13). Happy Halloween everyone!

Thanks to @Steve_Jude for sending me this.

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Iron Man 3

The moment that many of you have been waiting for is finally upon us… The Iron Man 3 trailer has been released!!!

Check it out:

It would appear since The Avengers Captain America and Iron Man have managed to put there differences behind them. Long enough at least to make this mechanical love child that seems to be the villain in this latest flick.

Also, I’m assuming this is an international trailer as it seems to contain at least 2 seconds from every scene in the film. Why must they insist on doing this? I was looking forward to watching the entire film but now I feel like I’ve already seen it.

Just in case you were interested, here’s the equally exhaustive blurb:

Watch the first official trailer for Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” coming to UK cinemas April 26th 2013, starring Robert Downey Jr.

In Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”, brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr., is pitted against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Iron Man 3 continues the epic adventures of “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2”, starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968. “Iron Man 3” arrives in UK cinemas on April 26th 2013.

Seven PsychoCATS

If you can forego the slightly saccharine outlook of the forgivingly pretty presenters, then Clevver Movies is a really good YouTube channel to subscribe to. Regular uploads keep followers abreast of breaking trailers, movies and Hollywood goss… but never this-

Ex Cartoon Network and Adult Swim director (and all round doer) Jim Tozzi has recreated Martin McDonagh‘s Los Angeles criminal underworld… with cats.

Seven Psychocats

Based on the upcoming movie Seven Psychopaths (obvs), Tozzi has turned the all star cast into all star cats, to much amusement. For me, Christoph Walken makes the best pussy there but who’s you favourite famous feline?

Check out the original trailer here.

Kubrick // One-Point Perspective

When it comes to composition, they same symmetry is a cruel mistress. That is never more apparent than when in film. To use it insouciantly would be foolish but to master it… would be an art.

See a real master at work:

Kubrick // One-Point Perspective

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/48425421]

To learn more about the complexities of symmetry in film making, see here.

Jettisoned to my mainframe by the brilliant @daniisbeing.

Man of Steel

The Man of Steel trailer has rocketed to earth and hit YouTube. Our first glimpse of director Zack Snyder’s reboot of the Superman story is here:

Release Date: June 14, 2013
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Zack Snyder
Screenwriter: David S. Goyer
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe

Via: Movie Emporium

Helping produce this super heroic origins story is the Dark Knight legend Christopher Nolan, keeping an eye on the DC legacy.

Here’s the poster, released for all the superfans after last weekend’s Comic Con: