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Stallone Gears Up for Rambo 5

With the latest addition in the Rambo franchise, Stallone added that this would be the last movie about the seasoned war veteran.

However, now Variety reports that Stallone is gearing up a fifth mission for John Rambo.

I wonder if it was because Rambo 4 raked in $155M worldwide, which got Stallone’s creativity juices flooding?

Nevertheless, the script for Rambo 5 is, according to the rumors, the one that Stallone originally wrote for Rambo 4. In which Rambo tackles a bunch of vicious human traffickers and drug barons, along the border between the U.S. and Mexico, while trying rescue a young girl, who might be his daughter.

I have a feeling that Stallone is going to milk Rambo for all his worth, as he did with Rocky, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we eventually will see a Rambo 6, alongside with a Rocky 7, or what do you think?

Photo: Copyright © Lionsgate

House M.D. Season 6 Promo Clip

On September 21, the sixth season of House M.D. will start and it will be a real solemn moment, for us House fans, since the first episode will be two hour long.

I will be frank and tell you that halfway through the last season, I started to get the feeling that the show had started to repeat itself. However, as the season evolved, with House going to the nuthouse, as the highlight, I now think that there is plenty of exciting story arcs, to make this season to one the best ones.

The idea of taking away House his license, bereaving him of his authority and dignity, is very interesting and one can just imagine how he will deal with that and what the consequences will be.

In the promo clip below, there is one scene, where House talks down a claustrophobic patient, while they’re playing basketball, which shows that he hasn’t lost his touch. In addition, the scene where House meets the other inpatients and replies with, “You’re all idiots” is bound to a House classic.
As for as the clip show, it seems that we can expect another beatifying season of House, however, the only thing that I doesn’t like, is his new haircut, but I guess I can live with that, though.

2012 New Japanese Trailer

When I first heard that Roland Emmerich would direct another disaster themed movie, my first thought was, is he going to make a sequel to, The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla or Independence Day. This was not the case.

This time Emmerich found his disaster in the doomsday predictions surrounding the year 2012.

The reason that some people believe that the world will seize to exists, as we know it in December 2012, is that the Mayan calendar stops there. However, there has been numerous of similar predictions over the years, and we are still here, so I would not feel that anxious about it, if I were you.

I guess that the Mayas stopped creating their calendar; just because they thought that, it was simply enough.

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10 Favorite Lord of the Rings Quotes

I rank Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, as one of the best of all times.
I never grew tired of watching them, because every time I discover something new, that I hadn’t seen before.

Another reason, to why I enjoy watching them repeatedly, is the dialogue.

I think that the actors deliver their lines in way that often leaves you charmed, teary-eyed and with goose bumps all over, just embracing the astounding world of J.R.R Tolkien, whishing it would never end.

Therefore, I have put together a top 10 list of my favorite quotes from Lord of the Rings, which I also think shows the greatness of these three movies.

The list is in reverse order, going from enceinte to breathtaking.

10.
Galadriel: I give you the light of Eärendil, our most beloved star. May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out.

9.
Gandalf: A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.

8.
Galadriel: The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it

7.

Gandalf: The battle of Helm’s Deep is over; the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin.

6.
Theoden: Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountain, like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow. How did it come to this?

5.
Aragorn: Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you *stand, Men of the West!*

4.
Arwen: From the ashes, a fire shall be woken. A light from the shadow shall spring. Renewed shall be blade that was broken. The crownless again shall be king.

3.
Gollum: The thieves. The thieves. The filthy little thieves. Where is it? Where is it? They stole it from us. My precious. Curse them. We hates them. It’s ours, it is, and we wants it.

2 .
Pippin: I didn’t think it would end this way.
Gandalf: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path… One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass… And then you see it. Pippin: What? Gandalf?… See what?
Gandalf: White shores… and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
Pippin: Well, that isn’t so bad.
Gandalf: No… No it isn’t.

Click here to view the quote on YouTube.

1.
Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam.
Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.


This was my favorite quotes, from the movie, which I think affected me the most. If you are in the mood, you’re welcome to leave a comment, with your favorite quotes from Lord of the Rings.

Now, why don’t you take the horror villians quiz?

No Cat Suit for Megan Fox, yet

Earlier today, British press announced that Megan Fox would follow, Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry, and play Catwoman, in the next Batman movie. They also wrote that the filming would start next year, with a premiere date of the summer of 2011.

Therefore, if you already pictured Megan Fox in a tight leather suit, arching her back and mewing, I’m sorry to say that it will not happen, not just yet anyway, all according to an article at People.

A studio representative said that it was not true, and that it was just a rumor. He continued to say that there isn’t a script, at this time, so there isn’t even a project to cast Megan.

Nevertheless, you must admit that Megan would be a fantabulous Catwoman, and maybe this little rumor has given them some ideas!

To be fair to the British tabloid, they did mention that the information was unconfirmed, nevertheless, the rumor or should I say the anticipation, to see Megan Fox in a black tight suit, spread rapidly over the net, all the same.

Photo: Copyright © DreamWorks Pictures

Hancock 2 Springing

After the DVD/Blu-ray release of Hancock, Will Smith said that a sequel could be possible and that there was a discussion about the project.

Now, it seems that his awkward superhero will get a sequel, since Columbia has called in, Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara, who previously worked together with the TV-show, The Shield, to write a follow-up.

Smith and the director from the first movie, Peter Berg, will accompany the two writers, as well.

Even though the plot is unrevealed, Smith has previously said that the story will present a brand new world, and that people will be surprised over the result. I guess that Will Smith will have to come up with a rather amazing world, if he would like to see this sequel fly.

I think that as they removed the only thing that was good with the first one, Hancock’s blunt and forthright behavior, they took away the very essence of the story, as well.

I don’t think that Hancock would have grossed a bit over $600 million, if he had been your standard superhero, in tights. I knew that I wouldn’t pay, to see a housebroken Hancock, so if they want my money they better have to come up with a quite original plot.

What do you think, what would it take, to make you want to see Hancock 2?

Photo: ©2008 Columbia Pictures

Avatar

James Cameron’s first movie, since Titanic, has caused a bit of commotion. Those blue natives in Rasta braids and thongs, running around with bows, even managed to bring Apple’s servers to its knees, when they released the trailer on their site other day. I guess it’s fair to say that Avatar is a highly anticipated movie.

My first impression, of Cameron’s blue shaded world Pandora, was that here is where Lord of the Rings meets Aliens, wrapped inside a stunningly beautiful iconography.

I can only imagine, how it would be to experience Avatar in IMAX 3D, and how everything else, after that, would look sadly pale.

However, there is more to Avatar than just some remarkable and innovative special effects. It happens that underneath all that impressive CGI, Cameron has a story to tell, as well.

The story revolves around the former marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), now paralyzed from the waist down, after a war injury.  Jake gets selected to participate in an experiment, which will take place on the distant planet, Pandora, the home of the humanoid race, Na’vi.

Since Pandora, is uninhabitable for humans, we have created Avatars, consisting of genetically bred human-Na’vi hybrids. Through a new technology, they hook up Jake’s mind, to one of those hybrids, which makes him able to walk the surface of Pandora and explore it, like one of its natives.

On Pandora Jake encounters many of its dangers, but also its beauties, like the young Na’vi female, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). Of course, Jake falls in love with Neytiri and finds himself caught between two worlds and soon he must decide where his loyalty is, with the humans or with the Na’vis.

I hope that Cameron has taken his time and made the movie a bit over two hours, so that we have the chance to explore this new world up-close, on December 18.

I think that the trailer mainly shows off the special effects and not that much of the story itself. Nevertheless, it is bombastic, strikingly good-looking and teases us with some heroic action scenes, all wrapped up to some soft music.

Tarantino’s Top 20 Movie List

I stumbled on a rather interesting clip on YouTube today, featuring Quentin Tarantino revealing his personal top 20 list of movies created since 1992, the year he became a director himself.

The movie that Tarantino ranks as the number one, and the one that he wished that he had done himself, is the Japanese movie, Battle Royale directed by Kinji Fukasaku.

The rest of the movies on his list are in alphabetic order, since he thinks that they are all equally good.

2. Anything Else (2003), by Woody Allen

3. Audition (1999), by Takashi Miike

4. The Blade (1995), by Tsui Hark

5. Boogie Nights (1997), by Paul Thomas Anderson

6. Dazed and Confused (1993), by Richard Linklater

7. Dogville (2003), by Lars Von Trier

8. Fight Club (1999), by David Fincher

9. Friday (1995), by F. Gary Gray

10. The Host (2006), by Joon-ho Bong

11. The Insider (1999), by Michael Mann

12. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000), by Chan-wook Park

13. Lost in Translation (2003), by Sofia Coppola

14. The Matrix (1999), by the Wachowski brothers

15. Memories of Murder (2003), by Joon-ho Bong

16. Supercop AKA Police Story 3 (1992), by Stanley Tong

17. Shaun of the Dead (2004), by Edgar Wright

18. Speed (1994), by Jan de Bont

19. Team America: World Police (2004), by Trey Parker

20. Unbreakable (2000), by M. Night Shyamalan

If you watch the clip below, you will hear why Tarantino has put some of the movies on his list, which is very interesting. Among other things, he explains that The Matrix should have been right after Battle Royale, but the two additional Matrix movies, rather spoiled the methodology for him, hence why he put it with the unranked movies of his list.

Spider-Man 4 and Beyond

James Vanderbilt, the Zodiac author is currently penning Spider-Man 5 and 6. Apparently, Sony has no problem giving the man some trust, despite the fact that director Sam Raimi was so discomfited, with Vanderbilt’s script for Spider-Man  4, that he called in David Lindsay-Abaire, to rewrite it.

In addition, that script was rewritten a third time, by the Seabiscuit writer Gary Ross.

A bit confusing, don’t you think?

However, I have great thrust in that Sam Raimi know what he is doing and I guess that if James Vanderbilt’s ideas for Spider-Man 5 and 6 stinks, Raimi will just see to get them rewritten, despite what Sony thinks.

Nevertheless, something I found a bit more interesting is who the villains in Spider-Man 4 will be.

My best guess is that we will see Dr. Connors become the Lizard, after he injects himself with reptilian DNA, in hopes that his missing arm, will grew back.

I base that guess on that Dylan Baker, who have played Connors in the three previous movies, has said that he wants to play his character’s villainous alter ego. In addition, the producer Grant Curtis is also a big fan on the Lizard.

Beside, Raimi himself has also stated that if he would direct Spider-Man 4, he would like to include the Lizard, in that one. It makes sense; why else would Raimi let a character hang around for three movies, if he not were going to use him, for something, eventually?

The buzz also places, another one of Raimi’s favorite villains in the fourth Spider-Man movie, Carnage, which is a darker and more vicious version of Venom. If Raimi decides to include Carnage, I am guessing that the story in Spider-Man 4 will be even darker, than the previous one, something that I would not have a problem with, though.

In addition, a rumor says that Raimi wants to bring in Vulture and Electro, in an effort to introduce the Sinister Six, as well.

I think that anyone of the villains mentioned above would fit in perfectly. However, there are villains that I don’t want to see up there, like Rhino, Kraven the Hunter or Man-Wolf, for example. I think that if they bring in anyone of these, it would spoil much of the exciting and vibrant universe that Raimi has created over the last three movies.

Photo: © Sony Pictures

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

I will be frank and confess that I have a weakness for those adventure movies with uncanny and monstrous creatures. For example, I really enjoyed Stephen Norrington’s, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with Sean Connery and Shane West, despite its flaws. Another favorite is Van Helsing, where Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale join forces to stop Dracula and a vicious werewolf.

As a side note, both these movies were panned by the all-knowing critiques, so it seems that I am the only one the planet that treasures these kind of movies.

Therefore, I hope that the upcoming adventure, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant will get a much better welcome.

I believe that the story, based on the book series The Saga of Darren Shan, written by Darren Shan, is perfect for a fantasy adventure flick, which appeals to anyone that enjoys vampires and fulgurous creatures.

The story is about Darren (Chris Massoglia), a regular kid that lives a normal and a tad boring life in his suburban neighborhood. One day he and his friend Steve (Josh Hutcherson) stumbles upon an extraordinary freak show called, Cirque Du Freak.

At the show, the two boys get to see extraordinary and monstrous creatures, such the snake-boy, the wolf-man and the bearded lady (Salma Hayek!).They also meet, Larten Crepsley (John Reilly) a vampire, which transforms Darren into an undead, with a thirst of blood.

From this moment on, Darren’s boring life parish and a dark extraordinary life unfolds before him. As Darren starts to explore his newly gained powers, he unknowingly, becomes an important pawn in the deadly game, between the vampires and their enemies.

I have great confidence in Paul Weitz, which has both directed and co-written the adapted screenplay for this one. He did the same with the movie, About a Boy, which got him an Oscar nomination for Best Writing.

I hope that The Vampire’s Assistant, will be at least as good as About a Boy and judging by the trailer, which shows off a magnificent iconography, it might as well be, or what do you think?

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant Trailer:

Photo: © Universal Pictures

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