Sunday, November 23, 2008

Why I won't see Repo! The Genetic Opera in theatres

1) Darren Lynn Bousman is a terrible director. Between the three Saw films he made and hearing stories from people that worked with him, its official that he needs to stop inhaling gas fumes before going to set.

2) A film is not a cult movie when you set out to make a cult movie. A real cult movie is a film that develops a following independent of the media or the film makers. It grows on its own. Its an organic, living thing. Making terrible casting choices on purpose in order to develop that WTF mentality is not a correct course of action. You can't tell people your film is cult film. That's just not how it works.

3) There is no three.

Granted, I will see it when it comes out on video. I am still a horror fan and will watch anything and everything, regardless of how bad I may think it will be. Sometimes I am surprised. Sometimes I'm not. But I won't participate in the cult marketing strategy they've got mapped out for Repo! Its trendy bullshit masked as a cult goth film.

On a lighter note, this is frickin' amazing.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Things that have impressed me

While I get rather annoyed anytime someone blows their load over the RED ONE, I was impressed with some of the press release regarding their two new camera's in development, the Scarlett and the Epic. While it essentially makes the RED ONE obsolete, and the 2009/2010 release dates means that by 2015 you should be able to actually shoot and post something with 'few' problems, the 28K Epic tickled my fancy, if only because it allows you to shoot in a native aspect ration of 2.35:1. No anamorphic lenses, no cropping of the image, the sensor is the exact size of a pristine cinematic widescreen image. I'm sure it will be beautiful, if they ever get it working.

I'm pretty worked up about Red Cliff 2. I really enjoyed the first part, and after ended, I immediately wanted to see the 2nd, which I imagine is filled with a whole lot of carnage, naval battles and good old fashioned John Woo swordplay.

Things that haven't impressed me

Couture vs Lesnar. Randy flopped like a fish. And if he didn't flop, well, he just plain stinks.

I saw the Star Trek trailer, and it looks like the O.C. in outer space. Why does J.J. Abrams suck my balls? I'm not too sure, but that guy from Heroes playing Spock is looks like he ate one too many paint chips as a child. Someone should just put him and his crappy show out of its misery.