Monthly Archives: March 2013

Boondock Saints 3 in the works

boondock saintsDepending on your taste in films the news that a third Boondock Saints film is in the works will either greatly excite you or leave you cold. Me? I’m definitely in the first category.  The first film, released in 1999 was a sleeper hit notching up reasonable profits and a large cult following from home viewing. Anticipation for a sequel was dampened due to protracted legal issues being raised against the director Troy Duffy. When the second installment did surface some ten years after the first it was roundly panned in the press leading to a box office failure. As with the first it found it’s audience with home viewers .  Late last month actor Norman Reedus confirmed to IFC.com that he was meeting up with co-star Sean Patrick Flannery and Troy Duffy to discuss the third film. All are committed to making a third movie.  No news yet on any possible filming dates, release date or casting. Given that it took ten years between one and two it may be some time off. What is certain that the Saints will be marching in with all guns blazing.

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Kick-Ass 2: Red Band Trailer

378px-Kick-Ass2-PosterJeff Wadlow had some big shoes to fill when he agreed to direct Kick-Ass 2. Matthew Vaughn’s box adaptation of the cult comic proved to be a hit with both critics and fans with a sequel always inevitable. The trailer showcases the violent and comedic elements that it’s predecessor enjoyed ensuring that there is a focus on drama also. All the ingredients that made the first one a success seem Continue reading

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The Gang’s All Here!

StarWarsThe gossip mill around Episode VII has been rolling pretty solidly this year.  We have the involvement of JJ Abrams and Harrison Ford confirming he’ll be back.  Now hot on the back of Carrie Fisher announcing that she would be reprising her role as Princess Leia in  George Lucas dropped this bit of info when he was interviewed by Businessweek.

“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’ He pauses. ‘Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.”

So it looks like Han, Leia and Luke will all be back with their Zimmer frames! I just hope it works as two of them are not renowned for their sanity in later years!

Anyway… This pretty much sums up my feelings:

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Iron Man 3 gets a new trailer

iron_man_3_poster_leadA new trailer for Iron Man 3 has been released, and it’s looking very promising. We are treated to more footage of Ben Kingsley’s the Mandarin and exceptional set pieces that are much if it is to erase the ghost of Iron Man 2 and match the deserved adoration of Avengers Assemble. We also Continue reading

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Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Revisited

When you mention you’re a Star Wars fan to anyone outside your normal social circle, you tend to get one of two reactions. One is the “Eurgh, what did I just step on?” look as they inconspicuously try to get as far away from you as possible, and the other is the knowing smile and the awkward attempt at conversation, usually on the subject of “Is there any other bounty hunter cooler than Boba Fett?” (The answer to that of course, is yes!)

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Who says it’s not cool to be a Star Wars fan?

Mention to the latter however, that you’re a fan of the prequels and you’ll normally get the exact same reaction as the former gave you the first time. My point is, it’s never cool to admit to being a Star Wars fan, and even less cool amongst other Star Wars fans to admit you like the prequels. Well I’ll freely admit to not being cool just as I’ll freely admit to being a fan of George Lucas’ most recent offerings and here’s why:

Episode One is where it all began, telling the tale of young Anakin Skywalker long before the Clone Wars, his tragic downfall and rebirth as evil alter ego Darth Vader, and the eventual rise of the Empire. What’s not to like here? First off, the special effects, the backdrops and the set design are all second to none. No matter what you think of this movie you cannot say it’s not a beautiful film to look at, from the virtual paradise of Naboo to the swarming metropolis of Coruscant and the rolling arid landscape of Tatooine, it’s a feast for the eyes and the imagination alike.

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