693 posts tagged movie
693 posts tagged movie
THE MYSTERY BEHIND ALIEN 3’S MISLEADING TEASER TRAILER
Alien 3 was originally supposed to take place on Earth, but after the box office failure of Predator 2, the studio decided to fire screenwriter David Twohy (creator of Riddick) and replace him by Vincent Ward (What Dreams May Come). Originally, Ripley wasn’t supposed to be in the sequel, due to a creative disagreement with the studio.
Some say the original storyline became the Aliens: Outbreak comics.
Did you know that Elysium is actually based on early 60’s designs of space gardens made for the NASA? The one on top was made by Syd Mead, who also worked on Elysium.
Mondo’s poster for Brazil (1985)
BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #15 Battlefield Earth (2000)
BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #16 Inchon (1981)
The Reason: New York Times called it “the most expensive b-movie ever made”. Too much money invested in a bad film.
BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #18 Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever (2002)
The Reason: Why would you give 70 million to the son of a Thai diplomat, who only directed one movie prior to this one, and expect a good turnout?
BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #20 Red Planet (2000)
The Damage: It only grossed 33 million worldwide on a 80 million dollar budget and opened at number 5 on the box office. It also seriously damaged Val Kilmer’s career.
The Reason: The movie itself was terrible (imagine 2001 mixed with Armageddon), but it was also fighting against Charlie’s Angels, Little Nicky and Meet the Parents.
Sharon Warren only did one movie after Ray and then disappeared completely from Hollywood. She never got any TV roles either.
WTF is that Hollywood agents?
Two weeks ago, I discovered that an upcoming web series here in Quebec had a similar subject to the one I’m currently writing. Now, that’s incredibly frustrating because I only have three choices:
What sucks even more is that I have 0 budget and they are backed by Power Corporation (huge media corporation).
Trailer for “Sarah Préfère La Course”, the first feature film of Chloé Robichaud (which just got selected in the category Un Certain Regard at Cannes).
Sorry for the over-exposure, but I used to work with her so I’m just very happy for her.
If you translate the opening of Circle of Life, they sing:
Here comes a lion, Father / Oh yes, it’s a lion / Here comes a lion, Father / Oh yes, it’s a lion / A lion We’re going to conquer / A lion A lion and a leopard come to this open place
It’s slightly less poetic and beautiful than what it sounds like. But who cares…
Congrats to Chloé Robichaud (a girl I used to work with!) who just got selected for Cannes in the category Un Certain Regard. She’s fighting against Sofia Coppola!!
Last year, her short ‘Chef de Meute’ was in official competition.
Stanley Kubrick asks IBM if they’re ok with HAL.
Reblogged from counterenthusiast