Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Here Comes The Gloom AKA Dartflix Edition #25

It has now officially begun as this past weekend 30 Days Of Night (yet another graphic novel adaptation) destroyed the competition at the box office to grab the #1 box office spot. Everything will now begin to fall into place like I explained in the last two entires. Instead of boring you all with a long ass intro I decided to focus more on finding new movies that most heads don't know about for the sake of bringing you all some new recommendations and digging for some trailers that most folks ain’t up on yet. I’ll have a lot more to say about the film industry as a whole next month but for right now check out the picks and monthly awards. It's all about the content and not flash today.

Top 5 Apple Trailers For The Rest Of October (10.16.07-10.31.07)

I Am Legend: Awakening

One Missed Call

The Last Winter

King Corn

Closing Escrow

Top 5 Imdb Trailers For The Rest Of October (10.16.07-10.31.07)


Rambo 4: John Rambo

Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem

The Orphanage (El Orfonato)


The October recipient of Poisonous Paragraphs’ Director Spotlight is: Timur Bekmambetkov
(Night Watch, Day Watch, Twilight Watch, Wanted)

The film trilogy based on the popular Russian book series opened the eyes of film fans everywhere and attracted Hollywood execs, who marveled at how he made his films look the way they did while working with much smaller budgets and access to technology far lesser than American productions. He is currently working on the highly anticipated comic book adaptation of “Wanted”. Here’s a trailer for Day Watch, available for purchase and rental on 10.30.07 (Night Watch is available for purchase and rental now):

Poisonous Paragraphs’ Indepedent Movie Of The Month Of October: The Price Of Sugar by Bill Haney

In the Dominican Republic and Haiti there is a secret that the governments do not want the rest of the world to know about. It was all uncovered by a lone priest and documented by a lone filmmaker. See the results here:


Poisonous Paragraphs’ Short Film Of The Month: Lil’ Royce The Man Behind The Legend (f/Kanye West & Common) by Peter Atencio

Recommended films to consider for rental from Netflix:
Mr. Brooks
The Reaping
The Believers
The Invisible
Perfect Creature
Day Watch
Night Watch
Dog Soldiers
Rise: Blood Hunter
Ichi The Killer
Dawn Of The Dead
Land Of The Dead
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
Children Of Men
The Messengers
The Hills Have Eyes
The Bronx Is Burning
Kiss Of Death
City Of Industry
Shaun Of The Dead
Hot Fuzz
Hell’s Kitchen
Three Kings
The Company
Broken Saints (Animated Series)
Renaissance (Animated)
Enemy At The Gates
Apocalypse Now Redux
Full Metal Jacket
Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line
Young Guns
Young Guns 2
12 Monkeys
Fight Club
The City Of Violence
Dog Bites Dog
Apartment 1303
Donnie Darko
The Eye
The Victim
The Butterfly Effect
The Crow
Suspect Zero
Old Boy
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
Ms. Vengeance
Lady Snowblood
Contact Killer
Ballistic Kiss
From Hell
Big Bullet
Tears Of The Sun
Suicide Club
Guns And Talks
A Clockwork Orange (Special Edition)
The Shining (Special Edition)
The TV Set

Dart’s Picks:

Day Watch- The title of this blog is derived from an ocurrence from this trilogy of films by the spotlighted visionary director Timur Bekmambetkov. I watched this movie and slowed down some frames wondering how he pulled off some of these shots. Rent it...and remember it’s the first part of a trilogy (don’t watch the English dubbed version).

Night Watch-All I can say after seeing these two films is I can’t wait for Twilight Watch to drop. Rent it now to see it on October 30th.

The City Of Violence-I put this trailer up about 3 months ago and provided a link to buy it for cheap from Asia. Now Dragon Dynasty is releasing it in the States. Buy it. Rent it.

Dog Bites Dog-I love this flick. Watch it.

The TV Set- This movie was written and directed by one of the Kasdan Brothers (writers and directors of Freaks & Geeks , Grosse Pointe & some episodes of Dawson’s Creek) and serves as a quasi prequel of the Showtime series “Californication”. Many of the main actors in this film have appeared as series regulars or guests on “Californication” such as Judy Greer and Lucy Davis. See what happens when a writer’s material gets soul-raped by network studio executives (one of my biggest fears). Rent it now.

The Reaping-It got slept on at the box office. Rent it anyways.

Talk To Me-Don Cheadle should expect some nominations for his role in this excellent film. Rent this too.

Spiderman 3-I could've done without Peter Parker going emo and the dance scenes but it's worth owning. As an aside, wasn't Mary Jane Watson supposed to be one of the baddest chicks around? Why is Gwen Stacey (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) overshining on her like that? Kirsten Dunst doesn't bring it all..time to recast!

Dart’s WTF?/Watch This Bullshit At Your Own Risk Awards:

The Comebacks-Spoof movie nowadays fuckin’ suck. Just watch Kentucky Fried Movie and Airplane instead.

One Final Season-How many feel good sports movies can you make? Stop please.

Normal Adolescent Behavior: Havoc 2-The first Havoc was an opportunity to see Anne Hathaway's breasts and have her play the "bad girl" role since she was typecasted as "good, clean and wholesome" by her appearances in Disney films/family friendly fare. We now get to see Amber Tambylyn break out of being typecast as well. The movies STILL gonna suck either way.

The Heartbreak Kid-The studio needs to just suck it up and stop making excuses for why their movie is under performing rather than complaining and making excuses. You screwed up on the promos, the trailers and maybe people are sick of seeing Ben Stiller play the same goddamn role over and over. Halo 3 and The Orange Box did not kill your movie, you did. Own up to it.

What the future SHOULD hold for comic book/video game/cartoon movies/unused properties:

The Killer (Der Killer)

Strikeforce Morituri

Goku: Midnight Eye




Jim Mahfood's Grrl Scouts



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