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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Quote of the Day

Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain't over 'til you both get your cookie.

Alec Baldwin

Trailer Alert! The Avengers (Premake Edition!)

A while back, a really cool trailer - pieced together from a bunch of '50s films - showed us what The Empire Strikes Back would have looked like in the 1950s.  Now, with The Avengers movie coming our way in just under two years, a "premake" of that film has a trailer online!

Feel like you didn't get everything in that video?  Didn't catch the significance of Uatu the Watcher, or know why Yul Brynner looks like Charles Xavier?  This version of the video comes with some notes that spell out all the Marvel action at play in the video!

Awesome, right?

IMDB goes Mobile! (aka, The Mike Can Leave His Apartment And Feel Safe!)

OK, maybe it won't display EXACTLY like that (my guess is that somebody f'd up the word "nikto"), but IMDB has finally released its own mobile website ( for phone-based browsers.

This has long been one of the biggest thorns in the side of movie nerds, or at least in the side of a movie nerd named The Mike.  But really, we've all been there.  We're with friends, watching whatever we're choosing to watch, and someone goes "Isn't that the guy from Trog?" or "Where have I seen that detective before?".

Now, I've long been a big fan of what I call "the phoneternet" - I actually went about two years without actual internet thanks to it.  But for some reason, IMDB has never made that transition to this awkward medium of information sharing that I've grown to love.  So when those questions come up and the laptops aren't handy, or when you're arguing over who played the Predator in that 1987 classic (No, it wasn't Jean Claude Van Damme, alright!  He dropped out of the movie and was replaced by Harry himself, Kevin Peter Hall.) at dinner, it was difficult to get to the info.  Wikipedia was the easier source to use, too!  And they're totally not as reliable as IMDB!

Now, despite what appears to be a toddler version of the mobile page, those questions can be answered with a bit less frustration.  Thus, we say thank you to you, IMDB!  You've made the world a better place for nerds and cinephiles everywhere, and you've made us as excited as that weird chick from Harry Potter!

No hablo?

I Want Me Some Of That MONSTERS Action.

The fine folks over at Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing were kind enough to send the first images of the US poster for the independent monster film that's simply titled Monsters. This was already one of my most anticipated films of the year, and a breathtaking poster only adds to the mystery of what looks to be a potential companion to Cloverfield and District 9.
Directed by Gareth Edwards and starring a two person cast of relative unknowns Whitney Able and Scoot McNairy, Monsters will premiere via On Demand services September 24th.  The theatrical premiere in the states will follow on October 29th, following the same release schedule Magnet has used for the likes of District 13: Ultimatum, George Romero's Survival of the Dead, and Neil Marshall's currently on-demand Centurion.

What say you, members of the (O)PP Brigade?  Check out the official site and/or the trailer below, and let us know what you think!

Quote of the Day

Several hard-core Star Wars fans who had tickets for the first showing actually said that when the movie finally began, they started crying. Mainly because they realized that it's 22 years later, and they still haven't lost their virginity.

Conan O'Brien