Many fans consider 2012 to be one of the best years for film in a long time. We’ve had great popcorn movies, huge epics, mind-melting indies and new films from some of the best filmmakers around. But every year has some stinkers and as good as 2012 has been, it’s probably been equally as bad too.
The team at NextMovie compiled four minutes of some of the worst movies of the year reviewing themselves. Which movies did they pick and what does each one say for itself? You’ll have to click below to find out. Read More »
Neville Page is working on JJ Abrams‘ Super 8. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise considering that concept designer/creature creator Page created the Cloverfield monster in the Abrams-produced sci-fi movie, and worked closely with the filmmaker creating the creatures and characters in Star Trek. Neville’s credits also include Garfield, Fantastic Four, Superman Returns, The Chronicles of Narnia, Watchmen, Avatar, Piranha 3D, Green Lantern, Tron: Legacy and even David Fincher’s upcoming 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Captain Nemo.
The designer tells WiReD Magazine that he has done “the range, the gamut” of design work on Super 8. Watch some clips from their interview with Page, after the jump. Page also talks about his work on Tron: Legacy and how he tried but failed to talk James Cameron into appearing in Pirahna 3D.
Word has gotten around that the teaser trailer for Mirrors received a big laughing ovation at yesterday’s press screening for The Happening. And while the teaser definitely clings to the exhausted tropes of countless sub-par Korean horror remaks starring various Buffies (the film is a loose remake of 2003’s Into the Mirrors), I’m interested to see it.
Sure, the token spooky kid warrants an eye-roll lasting two hours but I’m betting that writer/director Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension) delivers some unsuspecting, legitimate scares and original visuals. Aja possesses a fresh eye and passion for R-rated horror that is sorely lacking in the genre and, talent often attributed to the louder, hokier Eli Roth or Saw XII. And if Mirrors sucks, Aja has Pirahna 3D scheduled for next summer and early buzz for that one is [drum-roll] anti-suck.
Shock has a new video clip for Mirrors as well featuring Aja discussing the film’s influences (The Shining, of course) and if you only watch one of these, check it out instead. There’s a worrisome exploding mirrors climax with star Kiefer Sutherland (as a mall security guard) that belongs on VH1 Classics, but also a collection of freaky, nightmarish flinches that don’t appear in the teaser below and do their job.
Mirrors opens on August 15th.
Discuss: Am I way off? Is Mirrors more of the Grudge/Ring blahs, or might Aja bring something new to a summer horror matinee to bookend seasonal sleeper The Strangers? Please, no jokes about co-star Amy Smart and the need for mirrors in Crank.