Monday, 11 January 2010

New Moon Mondays


Well it was a fun weekend at the theatre with the release of the latest vampire film Daybreakers, which I headed out to see again after first seeing it at TIFF and I enjoyed it yet again this time getting to see it at the regular theatre and I highly recommend it for fans of vampire and/or action flicks. Daybreakers came it at #4 in the Canadian & North American box office for the Jan 8, 2010 weekend where the #2, 3, and 4 places all were very close to each other but Avatar still held strong as the number #1.

I ran across a great article by Richard Crouse over at Metro that not only taps into the current vampire film trends but also looks into vampire films of the past - several I've never heard of but I can't wait to see. Who can resist a disco Dracula? Or a Hammer/Shaw Bros collaboration? Seriously ... those go on the to see list, asap! Read the article here.

Switching from vamps to other fantasticalness, one of the films I'm still trying to figure out what it's all about (and hoping to include it in the Sword & Sandals marathon) is Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief which is based on the Rick Riordan young adult novel based in Greek mythology. Images help to get a better sense and Geek Tyrant has posted several character posters for the film which you can see here. It's clear to see the influences of mythology and current day setting, but I still want to see more.

A film that has a big built in fan base is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and I hope we get a release date for this one soon! It's the latest from directed Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), is based on a comic book and stars Michael Cera as Scotto Pilgrim, whose challenge is to defeat the seven ex-boyfriends of his new girlfriend. Oddly, sounds more like a video game than a comic. Anyhow, I saw these pics over at Think Hero which are stills from the film and look pretty cool, but you can see those images and lots more about the film over at Edgar Wright's blog.

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