December 27, 2005
Creature Corner has one of the most bizarre "interviews" I've ever read with director Uwe Boll. It's not very informative at all, but he does talk about his desire to cast The Rock or Jason Statham in his adaptation of Far Cry. Although I don't know how this guy keeps getting the money and resources to make his films, since he's clearly the worst possible director for any actor to attach their name to. I'm not saying that House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark were terrible movies, I'm just saying that if I had a choice between watching them and stabbing myself in the eye with a spoon, you better let the hospital know I'm on my way.
INTERVIEW: UWE BOLL [Creature corner]
Quentin Tarantino is set to release a merged version of Kill Bill in the theaters, complete with intermission.
"I want to cut the whole movie together like one big epic with an intermission in the middle like a 60s film," explained the iconic director. "It'll be coming out in theatres. I've been holding off because I've been working on it for so long that I just wanted a year off from Kill Bill and then I'll do the big supplementary DVD package" says QT.
As much as I liked the films, I don't think I have the patience or desire to watch them both again in the theater, especially one after the other. Maybe if they replaced one of the halves with softcore porn I could do it, but I don't think my brain could take 4-hours of people getting their heads chopped off.
"Kill Bill" Resurrected In One Cut [Dark Horizons]
Actor Vincent Schiavelli died of lung cancer today at the age of 57. You probably never heard his name, but if you've seen Ghost or One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest then you'd probably recognize his face. He's been in over a hundred films as that weird looking guy playing the minor role and he'll definitely be missed.
I don't care what people say, Brandon Routh just doesn't look the part of Superman. His chest is too small, his outfit is too goofy, and his overall physique just isn't what it's supposed to be. I'm not saying they should've put in the biggest grossest body builder they could find, but how about somebody with a little more mass? Although I must admit that this picture looks pretty damn sweet. Like a chocolate frosted donut dipped in liquid sugar and sprayed with whip cream.
Terrence Malick's "The New World" is coming out Sunday but apparently the poor guy is still editing it.
Newer version is said to include 15-20 minutes of tweaks and trims, but has no major chunks cut out. New Line will release the longer version this weekend, will show it at awards screenings and has sent out DVD screeners of it to such voting groups as members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. New Line execs will see a shorter version soon and decide then which version will go out when the film expands late next month -- around the announcement of Academy Award nominations on Jan. 31. "It's all part of the process of working with Terrence Malick," Mittweg added. "He simply wants 'The New World' to be the best possible film that it can be."
I understand that you want to get the best possible film, but if you're still editing less than a week before your film is supposed to be shown, maybe you've got a problem. But I guess if your original cut was putting audiences to sleep, maybe trimming it down isn't such a bad idea. Although I don't understand how a film featuring Colin Farrell performing pedophelia could possibly be boring.
A small 'World' after all [Variety]
You know how to tell you're a huge success? When you start putting yourself into your own movie trailers, looking like a crazy version of Saddam Hussein, and nobody at the studios gives you any grief about it. If you do a frame by frame about 1:45 into the trailer for Apocalypto, you'll see that there's a single frame of Mel Gibson standing around with a cigar in his mouth looking like a jolly old goofball. Hate him or love him, you have to admit that's pretty damn cool. And you also have to admit that I'm stronger than you. Because I am. I work out.