When I was 10 years old my mother introduced my brother and me to Ray Harryhausen. We watched Jack the Giant Killer, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts and other films featuring Harryhausen’s amazing stop-motion effects. By this point in my life I was already well versed in the works of George […]
Variety reported yesterday that a few of the guys behind HBO’s hilarious Eastbound & Down are set to develop a film based on the comic book Hench. Danny McBride, star of Eastbound & Down and the upcoming Land of the Lost is set to star in Hench, a movie about a retired football player who […]
A new trailer for ’77 has hit the net. ’77 (previously known as 5-25-77, the release date of the original Star Wars) is a coming of age story that focuses on a geeky high-school student and aspiring filmmaker named Pat (John Francis Daley of TV’s Freaks and Geeks). Like many people, Pat’s life changed on […]
Using footage from multiple sources YouTube user jaronpitt‘s has assembled a very impressive trailer for a non-existent Green Lantern movie starring Firefly star Nathan Fillion. This is an impressive mashup that gives us an idea of what the actual live-action Green Lantern movie will actually look like. Thanks to Fip Lele.
Once in a while a film so stupid and at the same time so incredibly awesome will come along that you know you have to see it. What do you get when you mix B-movie icon Lorenzo Lamas and 80’s pop star Debbie Gibson with humongous prehistoric sea creatures? Well that’s easy: you get the […]
The Fox Theatre recently announced that the all-night grindhouse marathon Shock and Awe will be returning next month. The event starts on June 13th at 11:30 and runs until 10:30 the next day. The event will feature some amazingly bad/awesome films from the 60’s through the 80’s all presented in 35mm, including Swinging Pussycats, Hell’s Angels […]
Director’s Michael Bay and McG have been exchanging words over whose giant robot movie will come out on top this summer: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen or Terminator Salvation. At one point McG even challenged Michael Bay to a penis-measuring contest to settle the argument once and for all. Can’t we all just get along […]
Terminator Salvation wants to be a great film, but it has big shoes to fill. The first two Terminator films were excellent, while the third was mediocre at best. Terminator Salvation aims to right the wrongs of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, bringing the franchise back to the darker more serious tone of the first […]
Hello Everyone Jeff here, glad to be back and I’m very excited about this bit of casting news. Why am I excited? Director Kenneth Branagh has demonstrated an ability to spot talent time and time again for his many film adaptations of Shakespeare plays. He takes stage actors and casts them in unlikely film roles. His selection […]
The first trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law has hit the web. RocknRolla was a great return to form for Ritchie, I’m hoping he’ll continue the trend with Holmes. If the trailer is any indication Sherlock Holmes looks like it will be highly entertaining.
Deadline Hollywood Daily has confirmed that Chris Hemsworth; who most will recognize as the ill-fated George Kirk from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, has been cast as Thor. The big screen adaptation of Marvel Comics’ Thor is being helmed by Kenneth Branagh, who many considered an unconventional choice to direct. Branagh’s involvement led many to believe […]
The big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy‘s post-apocalyptic novel The Road finally has a trailer. Director John Hillcoat, who made the excellent Aussie Western The Proposition, has been hard at work on The Road for nearly two years and his vision looks to be very faithful to the McCarthy’s novel. Initially slated for release last […]
With live-action iterations of Transformers and G.I. Joe both hitting theatres this summer, it’s easy to forget the other 1980’s cartoon/toy-line adaptation that will be coming to a theatre near you in the coming months. I am of course referring to My Little Pony: Reign of Buttercup Sprinkles. What a delicious little send up of […]
As a life long Trekkie, I went into the new J.J. Abrams Trek reboot/sequel with my expectations set to stun—fearing that if I set them to kill I would end up vapourizing myself… whatever that means. Phaser analogy aside, I knew that J.J Abrams’ vision of Star Trek would be different from that of its […]
With the release of J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot/prequel this week, Dork Shelf wanted to take a look back at the previous 10 Star Trek films—or at least their trailers. There have been great Trek movies like Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: First Contact. […]