Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tales From The Dark Side AKA Dartflix Edition #23




Leading into the month of October studios try to make some fare that will attract fans of gore and horror to the theater. This is when studios stockpile all of their scary movies and chillers so they can unleash them on the public in hopes of having a killer weekend or month. This is also the time that studios decide to release horror or scary films that they licensed from elsewhere and release them on DVD (like Tartan does with it’s Asia Extreme line of releases) or just to release different kinds of films as counter programming for those that don’t want to see any splatter or dismemberment. This is also the time that studios gear up for the dreaded holiday push and try to line up release dates in hope to beat the other studios to the punch/edge them out and break the proverbial bank.

With “Halloween” already out and “30 Days Of Night”, “Southland Tales”, “The Signal”, “Right At Your Door”, “Descent”, “Saw IV” , “Hatchet” and many other movies ready by the time the Halloween season rolls around studios can begin slotting in blockbuster films for the Christmas and New Year’s time frames like “Seeker: The Dark Is Rising”, “Beowulf”, “American Gangster”, “Cloverfield” and “I Am Legend”. I can’t wait to see it all pan out. On to the trailers and awards for September.

Apple Film Trailers Of The Rest Of September (9.16.07-9.30.07):

Iron Man
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/

Beowulf
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/beowulf/

O’ Jerusalem
http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/ojerusalem/trailer/

Great World Of Sound
http://www.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/greatworldofsound/trailer/

Drillbit Taylor
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/drillbittaylor/trailer1r/

Imdb Film Trailers Of The Rest Of September (9.16.07-9.30.07):

There Will Be Blood
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469494/trailers

Dante’s Inferno
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479008/trailers

Finishing The Game
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0843850/trailers

Weirdsville
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758798/trailers

Control
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421082/trailers

Dart’s Director Spotlight for September goes to: James Mangold
He has made several films that some have termed modern classics (Girl, Interrupted, Identity, Walk The Line). He also wrote the screenplays for Girl, Interrupted and Walk The Line himself and he may very well have another one on his hands. His new film is the remake of the Western classic 3:10 To Yuma and it’s in theatres now.



Poisonous Paragraphs’ Independent Movie Of The Month Of September:

Nerdcore For Life a documentary by Dan Lamoureux
http://nerdcoreforlife.com/

Check out the MySpace page for the film here:
http://www.myspace.com/nerdcoreforlife


Poisonous Paragraphs’ Short Film of the month of September: The Shock Doctrine by Alfonso Cuaron (Children Of Men) & Naomi Klein

The film is based on the subject of Naomi Klein’s new book "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism”. For more info check out http://www.shockdoctrine.com. (Source: Matt Mason @ The Pirate's Dilemma)




Here’s a list of movies I recommend for rental through Netflix:
Next
Knocked Up
Bug
1408
The Comedians Of Comedy Live At The Troubadour
Teeth
Weapons
The Kingdom
In The Valley Of Elah
Eastern Promises
Antonia
Manda Bala (Send A Bullet)
The Ghosts Of Cite Soleil
The Brave One
Resident Evil: Extinction
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Trade
The Good Night
Finishing The Game
Across The Universe
The Nines
Self Medicated
I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With
Little Manhattan
Ten ‘til Noon
Premonition
The Patriot
Enemy At The Gates
Brotherhood Of The Wolf
Green Street Hooligans
Phantom Of The Paradise
We Are Marshall
Planet Terror
Death Proof
Superman/ Doomsday (animated)
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (animated)
Ultimate Avengers 2 (animated)
The Invincible Iron Man (animated)
Doctor Strange-The Sorcerer Supreme (animated)
Justice League Unlimited (animated series)
Hellboy: Blood & Iron (animated)
Hellboy: Sword Of Storms (animated)

Dart’s Picks:
Green Street Hooligans- You just got kicked out of Haravrd for some shit you didn’t even do...what do you do? Where do you go? Would you say board a plane to England and become a soccer (Don’t call it soccer!) hooligan? Watch this flick, you won’t regret it.

The Kingdom-The FBI goes to the Middle East and encounters culture shock when trying to implement their tactics in a foreign land against an enemy like none they’ve ever faced in the past. Go see it.

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford-I have been waiting on this film for damn near two years now (if you think I’m kidding, look up when they started post-production). It’s been delayed damn near five different times for multiple reasons. Let’s see the finished product.

The Hunting Party-So let’s get this right...a bunch of war journalists decide to get an interview with one of the most dangerous (and most wanted) war criminals on the planet to gain big fame and fortune back home in America. Instead, what they get is grief, grenades and mortar attacks...from their own government. See it.

Trade- The worldwide business of human trafficking is bigger and more prevalent then you’d ever imagine. I know quite a few cats that have parents and aunts and uncles that entered the country under odd circumstances and the things they faced just to come to America (or just escape where they were). This movie will open a lot of eyes.

Dart’s WTF?/Watch This Bullshit At Your Own Risk Award:
Feel The Noise- Uh...no. Omarion as a rapper from New York who runs to Puerto Rico rather than get bodied forms a reggaeton group with his half brother and reunites with his Puerto Rican father. Why am I not surprised that this guy has never written a script before? Fuck this “movie”.

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer-This movie sucked more than Karrine Steffans. ‘Nuff said.

What the future SHOULD hold for comic book movies:

Blade 4


Daredevil 2


The New Warriors


Winter Soldier


Preacher


Alpha Flight


X Force


Dinosaurs For Hire


DMZ

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1 comment:

MinnieP said...

I thought that Cloverfield trailer was pretty sweet. I am in love with the second trailer for Beowulf. They added so much more footage so you really get to see the actors show what they are made of.