Don’t ever say you can’t make a movie for the price of a McDonald’s double cheeseburger. Writer/director Alex Cox returns with a sequel ot 1984’s Repo Man with a movie filmed almost entirely on green screen and may, or may not, have been shot in his parent’s basement. Repo Chick stars Jaclyn Jonet as a Paris Hilton-like heiress who gets a job as a repo man and searches for an antique train which was stolen by environmental terrorists. Miguel Sandoval, Dei Zamora, Alex Feldman, Chloe Webb, Rosanna Arquette, and Jenna Zablocki also star. You can check out what one reviewer had to say after attending the film’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival last Fall.
In Cyrus John C. Reilly stars as a lonely man whose life gets more interesting by his ex’s (Catherine Keener) new marriage and his unforeseen issues the grown son (Jonah Hill) of the new woman in his life (Marisa Tomei). The film premiered at Sundance over the weekend, but the rest of us will have to wait until Fox Searchlight decides on a release date.
Not to be confused with Ghost Rider, The Ghost Writer is the latest from director Roman Polanski (it’s the film he was promoting when he was arrested by Swiss police back in September). Adapted by Polanski and Robert Harris from Harris’ book The Ghost, the film stars Ewan McGregor as a writer brought in to pen the biography of a former British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan) and soon finds his life in jeopardy as he uncovers secrets best left undisturbed. Olivia Williams, Kim Cattral, Timothy Hutton, and Tom Wilkinson also star. The film begins a limited run in select cities on February 19th.
Here’s the Very NSFW Red Band trailer for Chloe, a film from Atom Egoyan (Where the Truth Lies, Exotica) about a married woman (Julianne Moore) who hires an escort (Amanda Seyfried) to seduce her husband (Liam Neeson) to test his fidelity, but it soon becomes apparent the escort has plans of her own. If this sounds oh so French to you, you’d be right – the film is an American adaptation of the 2004 French film Nathalie… Seyfried (as Chloe) begins undressing in theaters on March 19th.
David Tennant is gone. Despite the schmaltzy over-long ending of “The End of Time Part 2” (did Peter Jackson direct the final half-hour?) I must say I was relatively happy with the manor Tennant’s Doctor said goodbye (though a few less tears and whining would have been nice – did Bryan Singer direct these segments?). But we’ve now got a new Doctor to discuss. Here’s the trailer for the first season of Matt Smith at The Doctor.
When I finally made it to see Avatar in IMAX I was blown away before the film ever started. Although this isn’t the same trailer shown, you can catch glimpses of how cool IMAX: Hubble 3D, featuring IMAX footage shot during the last mission to the Hubble Telescope, could be. Here’s an early entrant to most anticipated movie of 2010.
The Karate Kid was great, but you know what it was missing? If you said Jackie Chan and Will Smith’s little boy then this is for you. You’ll have to forgive the rest of us for banging our head against the wall while you watch. The new Karate Kid kicks its way into theaters on June 11, 2010.