PREVIEW REVIEW: August 26, 2011

COLOMBIANA: This looks, from the brief previews I’ve seen, like Steven Soderbergh’s next movie Haywire.  Maybe they’re different, but they seem to both be about a trained kick-ass girl out for revenge.  This one looks a little more stylized and less thought driven as Soderbergh’s, but not having seen either, I can’t say for sure.  The PG-13 always throws me …

Vatche’s Action Trailer

So, of course, besides running Lonely Reviewer.com, I’m also a filmmaker in my own right. And I recently participated in an fake trailer contest here in Boston, at the Brattle Theatre. The subject was “Labor Day,” and I created this fake trailer with a vague story and a lot of visual effects. Our video won …

Frank Miller Releases ‘Spirit’ Pictures

Frank Miller, the well-known writer of such things as ‘300,’ and ‘Sin City,’ and the co-director of the latter has released 40 pictures from his latest project- the live adaptation of Will Eisner’s famous comic book hero, The Spirit. Obviously, there’s some work still to be done. Miller is shooting ‘The Spirit’ much like ‘Sin …

Batman: Gotham Knight Update

As a follow up to our previous article discussing the upcoming direct-to-DVD feature ‘Batman: Gotham Knight’, Warner Bros. Home Video has issued a press release with the details of the upcoming DVD, now officially slated for availability on July 8, 2008. The DVD will hit shelves about a week and a half before the theater …

Hellboy II Comic

It seems to be a growing trend to introduce your superhero sequel with an in-between story before the film launches. Guillermo del Torro’s upcoming ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’ is no exception. This time it is a comic book that will lead into this summer’s potential blockbuster. The 16-page book is being penned by Mike …