Dredd (2012) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
And speaking of 3D, Dredd has a crisp and immersive look to it, mostly due to Travis shooting the flick in 3D and not post-converting the project. It's not a movie whose success solely lies on the format being used so Dredd shouldn't disappoint in 2D either for those of you out there who have given up on seeing 3D movies. But with Travis' use of slow-motion throughout the film, Dredd 3D ends up being a visual feast when experienced in all its three-dimensional glory, and this writer definitely recommends seeing the movie in 3D if you're willing to pony up a few extra bucks.
As a whole, longtime Judge Dredd fans can now breathe a sigh of relief; someone has finally gotten it right, and Dredd 3D makes for the perfect reintroduction of the iconic character to a new generation of cinema-going audiences. Sure, there are bound to be countless comparisons of Dredd to the recent indie action flick The Raid, but that's pretty unfair since Travis' film certainly stands on its own two feet (besides, Assault on Precinct 13 did it first back in 1976).
While not exactly a revolutionary story, it's Urban's stellar turn as the no-nonsense law enforcer and Travis' somber and brutal approach to the world of Judge Dredd that should make for a brutally fun time at the theater for both the longtime fans and the uninitiated as well.
It's clear that they know what would make a good Deadpool flick...will they get it right?
Is Mother Russia a Villain in KICK-ASS 2?
sure sounds like it...At the end of Kick-Ass, it looked like Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) was being set up as the villain for the sequel. The actor is slated to return for Kick-Ass 2, but he won’t be the only baddie. According to Moviehole, the production is currently casting for the role of “Mother Russia”, who serves as Red Mist’s bodyguard. Casting directors are look for an “extremely tall, large, fit female of 25 to 40 to play the part.” If you take away the height factor (something that can be remedied with cinematography; just ask Tom Cruise), then the answer seems pretty obvious.
Hit the jump for more on the character. Written and directed by Jeff Wadlow, the film also stars Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz. Kick-Ass 2 starts filming in September.
Here’s the description the production is sending out to agencies [via Moviehole]:
“Classic Villain. An ex-KBG officer who is now being paid by the week by Chris to fight in his group — she is easily the most skilled and just a ruthless killer in general. Described as a ‘roided-out female bodybuilder, she needs to be extremely physically imposing and muscular, though still come across as feminine. As tall as possible (6ft and over only). Indicate height on submission.”
Again, I’m not sure why the height thing is such a big deal. It looks like the production is looking for the second-coming of Brigitte Nielsen, and I wouldn’t hold my breath. The production should try and land Gina Carano even though she’s 5’8″. It’s harder to be physically imposing and muscular than it is to be tall.
Joss Whedon Slays Giant Monster in Short Film SCARY SMASH Based on a Story by a 5-Year-Old Kid
What do you do after co-writing one of the best horror films in years, directing an incredible superhero movie, and presiding over a highly-emotional Comic-Con panel? If you’re Joss Whedon (and I don’t know anyone else who has accomplished those three feats in a row), then you star in the short film, Scary Smash, which is based on a story by a 5-year-old kid named Brett Baligad. To Brett’s credit, his story about a S.Q.U.A.T. leader (Whedon) facing off against a giant one-eyed monster (leave your sick minds at the door) after the death of a milkman (Dave Foley) is more entertaining than most movies you’ll see. It’s got a good set-up, strong dramatic tension, obstacles, and a clear resolution. Some screenwriters would do well to take notes from young Brett.
Hit the jump to watch the short film, which was directed by not-a-five-year-old-kid, Daniel Strange (The Ballad of G.I. Joe). If you need more convincing to watch the short, it was produced by Felicia Day (The Guild).
Simon Kinberg Talks ELYSIUM and the X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Sequel at Comic-Con
so...Magneto:Nazi Hunter is still a possibility Doc. Keep Hope ALive!!!!!X-Men: First Class Sequel quotes:
“I wish I could tell you about it, but literally, it’s like the most guarded state secret I’ve ever been around. I can tell you that it’s going really well, and I can tell you that I’ve been working closely with Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman on the script of the movie and that we hope to be shooting in Spring of next year to come out in July of 2014 and that I’m really excited about it, because the only thing I can say, because I have to be extraordinarily vague about it, because the last time I talked to anybody about it, I got in trouble…big trouble…what I can tell you is [that] it’s extraordinarily ambitious. It is unlike the other X-Men movies and yet very much a celebration of the X-Men movies.”
“I don’t know enough of what he [Vaughn] has or hasn’t talked about. I can tell you it’s been a very fluid process in the sense of we really went into it, Matthew, Jane and myself, just wanting to create a movie that was as…I’m very proud of First Class…as dramatic as that movie, I think it is as dramatic as that movie, but more epic, mythic in a way as well. So, there are ideas that we’ve started with that haven’t survived, there are ideas that we started with from conversations we had from making First Class that are going to be in the sequel. So, it’s vague but…”
“It’s one of those movies that, because it’s such a big deal for the studio, they have some sense of what it is that we’re writing and they are ambitious about the movie, too. I don’t know what the budget’s going to be, we’ve got to finish the script before we have a budget, but I would assume that it is a bigger movie than the last in physical scope, and that we have the license to do that because of the success of First Class. And because I think Fox has had success with interesting movies in the last couple of years in the genre, like Planet of the Apes was a really good movie, Chronicle was a cool movie, First Class, they’re just narratively or creatively a little bit more ambitious. So they’ve encouraged us to do that with the sequel.”