Piranha 3D is getting rave reviews from the few who have screened it this week. The film currently has 82% on Rotten Tomatoes with 28 reviews filed, and it seems like this is the movie people were hoping Snakes on a Plane and Grindhouse would’ve been. CHUD even said that ‘Piranha 3D could be the finest film of our time’, I kid you not. And Movies.com is calling it “The Citizen Kane of killer piranha movies.” I hope to see it myself tonight.
Comedian/actor Paul Scheer, who is featured in the film, believes the movie should be watched as an interactive comedy experience like The Room or Rocky Horror, and has constructed a list of rules for anyone who watches the film. The list is kind of like a drinking game of sorts. Hit the jump to read them now.
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Piranha 3D isn’t being shown to critics, which might mean that the Weinstein Company knows the movie is terrible, or just that they don’t need critics. Why bother, when there’s a built-in audience ready to see boobs, blood and killer fish in 3D?
But even the lowliest movie has aspirations towards Oscar, and so we present For Your Consideration: Piranha 3D, in which ‘Hollywood treasure’ Jerry O’Connell leads a pack of actors (Adam Scott, Kelly Brook, Paul Scheer and more) in a campaign to win real award recognition for the film. Read More »
Last week, The Weinstein Company pulled a planned panel for Piranha 3D out of Hall H, because the Comic Con powers that be decided the footage TWC planned to show didn’t fit the event’s family-friendly guidelines. But man-eating fish aren’t to be held back, so there’s a new event scheduled to show off the film, which will take place Thursday night away from the convention center. Read More »
It’s been a while since our last movie poster round-up, so let’s get to it! In today’s edition we have new theatrical one-sheets for James Franco‘s Howl, an unrated NSFW poster for I Spit On Your Grave, the final poster for the 3D computer animated film Alpha and Omega, Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s directorial debut Jack Goes Boating, four character posters for the comic book adaptation of Red featuring Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis, the big screen documentary adaptation of the book Freakonomics, eight character posters for Zack Snyder’s 3D computer animated adaptation of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, and an alternative poster for Piranha 3D, and six character poster for the big screen feature adaptation of Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse trailer Machete.
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When the Comic Con schedules started to be released prior to this past weekend, the Friday lineup included a panel for The Weinstein Company and Piranha 3D. But the listing has since been pulled from the schedule, leading suspicious onlookers to throw around a silly word: ‘banned.’
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It’s been a while since our last movie poster round-up, and a lot of one-sheets have hit the local multiplex and are now online. After the jump you will see posters for the following films: Academy Award-nominated documentary director Nanette Burstein‘s fictional feature debut Going the Distance, Get Low starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray, Winebago Man, The Dry Land, Radu Mihaileanu’s The Concert, an international one-sheet for Tron Legacy, Piranha 3D, an international poster for Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Extra Man, Easy A starring Emma Stone.
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Last week, the teaser trailer for Piranha 3D which was attached to Daybreakers in January, was finally released online. Dimension Films has now decided to release a two plus minute movie trailer for the upcoming 3D B-level horror.
The new trailer is framed more like a traditional horror movie trailer, and not until the second half does the comedic value of the movie begin to surface. Am I the only one who thinks this looks like well-orchestrated so-bad-its-good fun? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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The teaser trailer for Piranha 3D was attached to Daybreakers in January, but never got an official online release. You may have seen it in the theater, or have watched one of the many bootlegged copies online, but there has never been an official crisp and clear digital copy online… until now. You can now watch the teaser trailer after the jump thanks to trailer addict. Am I the only one who thinks this looks like well-orchestrated so-bad-its-good fun? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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While there’s still not an official online release of the Piranha 3D trailer, the latest version to pop up across the web at least takes us past the shaky-cam bootleg that was doing the rounds last week. You can see the new, stable version embedded after the break.
The original Piranha was hardly the most subtle comedy ever mounted for the big screen but it certainly raised plenty of laughs. This new iteration seems pretty much in step with the same objective, if not exactly the same tone. Alexandre Aja has not gone for flat-out gore comedy before, and I’m curious to see how well he handles it.
One reason we may not have seen the trailer officially online yet is that it still calls the film Piranha 3D, despite a rumoured possibility that the film may only be released in 2D; a contrary reason might be that Dimension are planning to keep the marketing in 3D for the time being.
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In recent times, Adam Scott has sparkled in pop-culture for two masterful performances as manicured, modern cornholios in the Will Ferrell-endorsed comedies Step Brothers and Eastbound & Down. In the former, his character coached an obnoxious wife and kids in a caravan acapella of “Sweet Child of Mine,” while faithfully rocking a Bluetooth headset. In the latter, Scott was a delusional assistant to an assistant of a Major League Baseball team who brags to Kenny Powers that his black AmEx can purchase fellatio from the Jonas Brothers. Ironically, Scott’s character proceeds to offer sex—even with “the kids”—to recruit Powers, a karma-deal that snorts the iconic wind from Powers’s mulleted sails.
On Party Down, one of the strongest and most left-field cable series to debut last year, Scott has managed to be just as funny and biting as the lead amongst a stellar ensemble cast. His character, Henry Pollard, is an out-of-work actor riding out his prime and the recession as an L.A. caterer, a role fleshed out with drama, depression and romance. But I was still surprised to see Scott’s performance in the upcoming indie, The Vicious Kind, which recently earned him an Independent Spirit Awards nom for Best Male Lead. He’s in serious company with Jeff Bridges and Colin Firth for playing a construction worked named Caleb Sinclaire. A self-righteous, aimless man with an estranged father (J.K. Simmons) and a misogynistic albeit amusingly bleak worldview, Caleb sinks to new lows in making a hate-play on his innocent brother’s weary girlfriend (Brittany Snow).
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