Check out these clips from the Turkish version of The Exorcist… so bad it’s awesome.
Finally, after all the news of rewrites, set bust-ups and budget blow-outs, the trailer for World War Z is here… Brad Pitt stars in what will be the most mainstream zombie film ever. He plays a U.N. researcher determined to uncover the origins of a rampant zombie outbreak. The $180 million film reportedly ran into numerous problems, including an exploding budget, conflicts between producer/star Pitt and director Marc Forster, a script that went through a number of massive rewrites, and changing release dates… looks like it may have been worth the wait.
Wrath of the Titans is about Perseus fighting big monsters. Perseus is a half-god who fought the Kraken in Clash of the Titans. Perseus doesn’t want to fight anymore but his brother Aires and his uncle Hades capture his father Zeus and tie him up to two sticks covered with lava.
Perseus has to fight a giant two-headed hairy dragon called a Chimera, which breathes fire.
Perseus and the Queen go to an island where they meet 3 Cyclops giants. They are friendly.
Perseus has to go into the Underworld to save Zeus. In the Underworld all of the stone walls move which is like the Hogwarts stairs in Harry Potter. He rescues Zeus and they get chased by Kronos who is a giant lava monster.
Zeus and Hades try to fight the lava monster but they can’t beat it, but Perseus puts all of their power weapons together into a spear and flies on Pegasus into the lava monsters mouth and kills it.
Zeus dies and Hades leaves at the end.
Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order:
“Captain America: The First Avenger”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“The Tree of Life”
“X-Men: First Class”
All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on Thursday, January 19. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.
The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
If Doug Trumbull for Tree of Life and the guys from Rise of the Planet of the Apes aren’t on the shortlist, the Academy are as dumb and insular as ever…