What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 31 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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Director Uwe Boll, who is famous for ruining the big screen adaptations of popular video games like Bloodrayne, House of the Dead, Dungeon Siege and Postal, is back again with yet-another- video game adaptation – Far Cry.
Based on the best-selling videogame franchise that sold over 3 million copies, Director Uwe Boll (In the Name of the King, Bloodrayne) unleashes his latest non-stop action thriller Far Cry on DVD November 24 from Vivendi Entertainment. Til Schwiger (Inglourious Basterds), Udo Kier (Grindhouse), and Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw IV) star in the action-packed story of a reporter who investigates the deaths of mercenaries on an island off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Jack Carver (Schweiger), a retired special forces officer, escorts star journalist, Valerie (Vaugier), on the trail of a story on a mysterious island off the Pacific Northwest. Upon docking, they are attacked and pursued by a squad of mercenaries employed by scientist, Dr. Krieger (Udo Kier). In their attempt to escape, they uncover Dr. Krieger’s secret lab and unleash the genetically engineered beasts that he’s created.
Vivendi Entertainment is releasing the film direct-to-dvd on November 24th, and have released a promotional trailer on IGN. It looks as bad as you may be expecting. DreadCentral wrote in their review of the film, “Far Cry is what you get when Uwe Boll stops trying.”Watch the trailer for yourself embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Yes, we were one of the movie news sites that filed a report at Fantastic Fest declaring that Uwe Boll might have finally made a good movie. Was it just a fluke? Was it just a case of the broken clock being right every once in a while (twice a day)? Or might Boll go on to make some other fun films?
His next movie is an entry into the disaster genre, with a film called Storm about the biblical end of the world. Of course, Boll had no part in writing this film, as the screenwriting credits point to Canadian scribe Tim McGregor. It doesn’t look great, and yes, it still screams “I’m a direct-to-dvd feature film” but the acting and dialogue seem to be well above the normal bar we’re use in a Boll production (which to be fair, was set very low).
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Even a broken clock is right two times a day. And it was bound to happen eventually…. Uwe Boll has made a good movie. Not a great movie, but a decent film. Not just good in comparison to the rest of his filmography, but a good movie in its own right. Rampage isn’t based on the 1986 Midway arcade video game, although you might assume so since Boll is involved in a lot of video game adaptations.
Instead, Rampage is the movie that Postal should have been. It is Falling Down without the morals. Rampage is angry, sadistic, fun, yet disturbing.
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What if Uwe Boll made a movie that wasn’t trash? That’s not to say that Stoic, starring Edward Furlong as a prison inmate who is involved in the savage death of his cellmate, will actually be good, but does the new trailer for the movie actually suggest that Bol is…trying? gasp! Watch the clip after the jump. Read More »
Uwe Boll is back to ruin yet another video game property on the big screen. Black20 imagines what it would look like if Uwe Boll directed a Contra movie.
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Oh no, it looks like Uwe Boll‘s adaptation of Far Cry is finally being released in September. DVDForum has some production photos. Check them out if you dare.