Armored Movie Trailer


Screen Gems has released the first trailer for Nimrod Antal‘s heist thriller Armored. To be completely honest with you, I haven’t really heard much about this film before the trailer was just released on Apple. And for good reason, this film looks like one of those middle of the road action movies you don’t hear about before or after it hits theaters – it just seems to float in and out of existence.

The movie tells the story of “a crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist….against their own company.  Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none.  But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.”

The film stars Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Skeet Ulrich, Amaury Nolasco, Andre Jamal Kinney, Milo Ventimiglia, Fred Ward and Columbus Short. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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MGM Wants More Rocky Sequels?

Rocky Balboa

During a presentation at the Cannes Film Festival, MGM chairperson Mary Parent mentioned that the company is toying around with the possibility of making more Rocky films. Parent’s big buzzword of the presentation was “franchise”. And she believes Rocky Balboa might have some more fight in him before he calls it quits for good.

Why? Why! WHY!?! Doesn’t MGM understand that Rocky Balboa was the perfect conclusion to the series? Usually I’m more than willing to give a heartfelt sequel a chance, but the idea is just ridiculous. Hopefully Sylvester Stallone won’t be baited by a cash grab. On the other hand I wouldn’t be against a Rocky spin-off starring Rocky’s son Robert Jr. (played in Rocky Balboa by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia). But even then I’m not sure what they would hope to accomplish.

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Blog: Pathology Screening and Party


PathologyFor the most part the life of a blogger is rather boring. We sit in front of a computer screen for 12+ hours a day, hunting for news, researching articles, calling people on the phone…etc. A couple times a week we make the trip downtown to see an advance screening of the movies which get released the next week. But for the most part, our job, at least from the outside, is very boring. Of course, us discovering a new news tidbit, seeing a new trailer, or seeing a new movie weeks early are some of the reasons this is the greatest job on the planet, at least for me. It’s like if the guy from Office Space loved TPS reports.

But every once in a while we’re able to leave this boring day-to-day and go do something extremely cool. Film Festivals, Comic Con, interviewing and hanging out with our idols. And then there are times that blow my mind, like meeting our idols only to learn they read my stuff.

Im writing this on route to LAX (note: this blog was written on Friday of last week but never posted). I just spent the last 24 hours in Los Angeles thanks to the guys at Lakeshore who continue to believe that the blogs and online media, are the future of film marketing. A few of us (the usual crew, Alex from FirstShowing, Neil from FilmSchoolRejects) were flown out to see a cut of Pathology. I think we’re the last three online guys not living in/near Hollywood.

Inside the CAA Building

Peter Sciretta with Jen Yamato from Rotten TomatoesSo we grabbed some In and Out, and then headed to the weird O shaped building (people call the “Deathstar”) which the CAA (Creative Artists Agency) uses to run Hollywood. The usual group of internet movie journies were in attendance. It was good to catch up with everyone, including Jen from Rotten Tomatoes, who recently left the fog for the smog (please excuse the really bad photo to the right, it was quite dark). One of the guys brought his friend Simon Pegg along. I can’t really talk about the movie as everyone has to hold their reviews for an embargo. I will say that It was better than expected, and the buzz word everyone was saying after the screening was “twisted”.

After the screening we headed to a party at a local LA dive bar. Robert from IESB hired some trashy Go-Go dancers, and all the stars of the film were in attendance. I was never able to talk to Alyssa Milano, although I did bump into her a couple times. She’s as hot as she looks on the big screen, maybe a little shorter than to be expected (but isn’t that always the case?). In attendance were: Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers, Havok), and Johnny Whitworth (Empire Records, CSI Miami). Got to chat with Michael Weston (The Last Kiss, Scrubs), whose performance everyone was raving about. Very crazy, think Jack Nicholson from Burton’s Batman, but more grounded in reality.

Michael Weston, Peter Sciretta and Neil Miller

I Got a chance to talk to Dan Callahan (Pathology, Midnight Meat Train) for a while about a film that he wrote called College, which was originally set to be released by Lionsgate, but will now be distributed by MGM. He told me it was like SuperBad but not as smart, and more vulgar, basically comparing the film to the great teen comedies from the 70’s and 80’s like Porky’s.  Crank co-writer/co-director Mark Neveldinefinally explained to me how his moving bullet-time rig actually works. If you remember the article I posted about the innovation a couple weeks back, we were all confused to how it could be used, or what it will look like.

Milo and group

I met Milo Ventimiglia at a party at Comic Con very briefly (by that I mean a couple minutes), and was amazed when I ran into him a couple days later at a press event that he remembered my name. People have told me that this guy’s memory is insane. Well that was almost a year ago and at the party I was talking to a few people and Milo bumps into me while walking by, does a double take, then stops. “Peter, how you’ve been?” Milo is just a really cool guy. The nicest actor I’ve ever met in Hollywood. We talked with him about the film, and somehow conversation came around to his first role, which was a one-liner in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Milo was probably the only sober one in the place, because he doesn’t drink.  From left to right we have KEvin Kelly from io9, Me, Neil from FilmSchoolRejects, Milo, and then the drunk guy who runs FirstShowing. As you can see in the photo above, Alex was pretty drunk.

Peter Sciretta with Milo Ventimiglia

It was a blast. I want to thank Lakeshore, all the cool people  I met and hung out with at the Party, Robert from IESB for proving the girls, John Campea from The Movie Blog for  making this happen and snapping some higher resolution photos (as you know, camera phones suck in low light).

I leave you with some NSFW photos taken at the party, after the jump.

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Pathology Red Band Movie Trailer


The Movie Blog have gotten their hands on a new red band movie trailer for the upcoming Milo Ventimiglia thriller Pathology. Written by Neveldine/Taylor, the madmen behind Crank, and directed by music video director Marc Schoelermann, Pathology follows a group of medical students who devise a deadly game: to see which one of them can commit the perfect murder.

The new redband trailer is definitely a bunch of steps up from the Napoleon Dynamite clip that was posted a few weeks back. It’s certainly not safe for work, and features some nudity and sick sequences. Tell me what you think in the comments below.


Pathology hits theaters on April 18th 2008.

Discuss: What do you think of the new redband Pathology movie trailer?

source: themovieblog

Final Pathology Movie Poster

PAthology Movie Poster

MGM and Lakeshore have released the final theatrical one-sheet for Pathology.  It’s much better than the teaser poster that was released at comic Con. Written by Mark Neveldine/Brian Taylor, the madmen behind Crank, and directed by Marc Schoelermann, Pathology follows a group of medical residents studying pathology who devise a deadly game: to see which one of them can commit the perfect murder. Milo Ventimiglia and Alyssa Milano star. Pathology will hit theaters on April 18th 2008.

Discuss: Raise of hands, how many of you guys are still interested in seeing Pathology?

New Pathology Teaser Trailer


At last year’s Comic-Con, Crank writer/directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor brought a group of us into a room and showed us the trailer for Pathology. Mark and Brian, who wrote but didn’t direct Pathology, came up to me after and wanted to know what I thought. Brian insisted that he didn’t want to hear any sugar-coated bull-shit, and wanted my real opinion – good or bad. I thought for a second before responding, “That was really F*cked up,” just like the guy said in this teaser. And with that they laughed.

Pathology has since been delayed at least a couple times, finally landing with an April 18th release date. To celebrate the new date, the boys have released a new teaser trailer which gives you a good sense of the very dark sense of humor contained in this film.

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Some say that Pathology is a window to God. As doctors, they see the perversion and corruption of the flesh by all means unnatural…by violence…by toxin…by madness…to determine the cause of death. As a result they are the experts in all signs of foul play and the best in the field can uncover all means of killing, even those that are seemingly undetectable.

When med school student Ted Gray (Milo Ventimiglia) graduates top of his class he joins one of the nation’s most prestigious Pathology programs. With talent and determination Ted is quickly noticed by the program’s privileged and elite band of pathology interns who invite him into their crowd. Intrigued by his new friends he begins to uncover secrets he never expected and finds that he has unknowingly become a pawn in their dangerous and secret after-hours game at the morgue of who can commit the perfect undetectable murder. As Ted becomes seduced into their wild extracurricular activities the danger becomes real and he must stay one step ahead of the game before he is the next victim.

Discuss: What do you think about this new Pathology Teaser Trailer?

source: TheMovieBlog

Pathology Release Update


At Comic Con 2007, Lakeshore Entertainment premiered the movie trailer for their upcoming crime horror thriller Pathology. Written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the madmen behind Crank, and starring Milo Ventimiglia.

Since the Con, the release date of Pathology has been pushed back a couple times. The most recent announced Valentine’s date was replaced with a TBA blank. So what’s going on with Pathology? My friend John Campea at the movie blog had a chance to sit down with Neveldine / Taylor during his radio show/video podcast, and was able to get a few answers:

Brian: “We don’t have a date for it right now because we weren’t happy with the situation, where it was going to come out, how it was going to be released, so we’re rethinking…”

Mark: “But we’re way psyched on the movie. Milo loves it. We love it. It’s going to kick ass. We can’t wait for people to see it, we just need to figure that out.”

The guys assure us that Pathology is definitely getting a theatrical release “hopefully within the next couple months.” The filmmaking duo also revealed that Milo Ventimiglia makes an appearance in their next film, the Gerard Butler sci-fi action film code-named Game, under the name Rick Rape (i kid you not).

Milo Ventimiglia Cast in Gerard Butler’s Game

Heroes star (and Rocky Balboa’s son) Milo Ventimiglia has joined the cast of the currently untitled Gerard Butler action sci-fi movie (codenamed: Game). You know, the film from the two maniacs who brought us Crank. Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were also the guys who wrote Milo’s last film Pathology, which we swear will get a firm release date one of these days. Milo will play “a very interesting futuristic character that’s not necessarily in control of himself…” Ventimiglia describes his character as kinda a “bad guy”. In the movie, Gerard Butler is a prisoner who is being controlled in a massive multiplayer online figint game.

Pathology Movie Poster

Pathology PosterWe missed this a couple weeks ago. Our friends at Lakeshore have released the theatrical movie poster for the upcoming thriller Pathology. We were able to catch the trailer at Comic-Con, and all I can say is this movie looks like it may pushes the boundaries of sick shit i movies. Written and produced by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the guys who brought us Crank, comes the story of a group of medical students devise a deadly game.

Milo Ventimiglia portrays a young intern, newly arrived at the University Hospital in Philadelphia, who stumbles onto a psychopathic group of colleagues playing a vile game. They regularly select one of their members (on a rotational basis) to commit the “perfect murder,” while the rest use forensic methods to try to determine exactly how the homicide was executed. Alyssa Milano, of TV’s Who’s The Boss? and Charmed, co-stars as Ventimiglia’s fiancée, while  Johnny Whitworth and Lauren Lee Smith are among the perpetrators.

Pathology is set to hit theaters on November 30th 2007.

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