VOTD: 50 Movie Spoilers of 2009 in 4 Minutes


The Fine Brothers love to spoil everything, In past years, we’ve featured their popular videos 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes and Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History. After seeing all of the big movies of 2009, the brothers are back once again.  Their latest video spoils 50 movies released last year (including all ten best picture nominees) in one take, in under 4 minutes. Watch the video now, after the jump.

And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
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This Week in DVD & Blu-ray is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD and Blu-ray releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s.

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The ADD-infused style that suited writers/directors Neveldine/Taylor so well on the Crank films doesn’t quite work to their benefit in Gamer, a futuristic sci-fi action flick which exposes their shortcomings as filmmakers. The film is a mess, blundering through one set piece to the next, with little sense of what the film as a whole is trying to achieve. There’s something to be said for energy and enthusiasm though, of which they clearly have plenty. The movie remains watchable even when you’re not exactly sure what it is that you’re watching. The mindlessness of the action is balanced against a scathing, cynical depiction of what the world has become, and that angle provides the film with just enough to help separate it from the hordes of other futuristic sci-fi actioners that it so clearly evokes. Also, it has Rocky Balboa’s son playing a character named Rick Rape, and a musical number featuring Michael C. Hall. So, yeah… it has that going for it.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD – An audio commentary with writers/directors Neveldine/Taylor and actors Amber Valletta, Alison Lohman, and Terry Crews, an Inside the Game multi-part making-of documentary, a First Person Shooter: The Evolution of Red featurette, and a never-before-seen theatrical trailer cut by the filmmakers. Blu-ray – Includes everything on the DVD, as well as an I-Con Mode interactive feature, Gamer Cheat Codes (interactive specialized scene-specific audio and video commentary accessible throughout the film), and a digital copy of the film.

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9poster1In this week’s /Filmcast, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley, get blown away by the trailer for Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air, reflect on the creative bankruptcy of the first Hancock, and share a few remembrances of the great Patrick Swayze.

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A whole ton of new photos have showed up on the web today, thanks in part to the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. But before I get to those, perhaps the most notable stills are scanned from Empire‘s Avatar cover story. They show, among other things, Sigourney Weaver‘s avatar. We saw her in the Comic Con and Avatar Day footage, but if you missed those exhibitions, this is your first chance to see a blue alien that looks a whole lot like Dana Barrett. See more of Empire‘s Avatar images after the break, along with stuff from Valhalla Rising, Jennifer’s Body, and Whiteout. Read More »

Whiteout Comic-Con Promo Trailer


Update: For those who missed it, the Comic Con promo trailer is back online!

At long last there’s a trailer for Whiteout, the adaptation of Greg Rucka‘s Eisner Award winning comic book series. Starring Kate Beckinsale as US Marshall Carrie Stetko and featuring The Spirit‘s Gabriel Macht, this is a murder mystery set in Antarctica. A mystery revolving around, as the trailer points out, the very first murder in Antarctica. This Dark Castle production was directed by Dominic Sena, previously of Swordfish and Gone in 60 Seconds disrepute… though having said all of that, I quite enjoyed this trailer. See it for yourself after the break.

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Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!

Heath Ledger Joker Munny

Lobster Johnson created this custom Heath Ledger-version Joker Munny.

Patrick Read Johnson has found financing to complete post production on his autobiographical indie “77,” (formerly titled 5/25/77) which chronicles the director’s journeys in Hollywood with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. [THR]

William Shatner claims JJ Abrams never called him back. [trekmovie]

Warner Bros has scheduled a September 19th release date for Whiteout. [shock]

JustJared has new photos from the set of Crank 2: High Voltage which show star Jason Statham with some nasty fake scars on his back.

WALL-E was given a G-Rating by the MPAA.  [animatednews]

Cineleet takes a look at the influences of Star Wars in a column titled Before the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

The Incredible Hulk Bus

The Incredible Hulk has invaded New York City. Head over to Marvel for more images.

Eric Lively, Tony Todd and Gil Bellows have been cast in the “24” prequel. [THR]
MTV has the first chapter of Vern’s new book Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal.

Sony Pictures Classics is in final negotiations for James Toback‘s boxing documentary “Tyson,” which chronicles the life of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. [THR]

MovieMistakes has a list of over 70 mistakes from the original Indiana Jones series.

Blockbuster Video Pizza Box

Blockbuster is advertising on Pizza boxes?! [Gizmodo]

Rotten Tomatoes takes a look at the top 20 sequels they’re still waiting for.

The Disney Movie Surfers have taken a behind-the-scenes look at WALL-E, and new footage is featured.

Fanboy has a look at all the Indiana Jones Knock-Offs in a segment they call The Hall of Shame.

Jim Hill
blogs about the lost action sequences where Indiana Jones battled samurai and a machine-gun toting warlord, that was cut from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The Daily Mail has the first photo of a bald Cameron Diaz on the set of My Sister’s Keeper. Scary!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be rated PG for "sci-fi action violence throughout, brief language and momentary smoking." [io9]

NBC will air a special Incredible Hulk-themed episode of “American Gladiators” with guest star Lou Ferrigno. [SHH]

Madonna‘s newest film, a documentary about the struggles of Malawi, titled I Am Because We Are, will screen at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival in August. [variety]

TMNT Mousers action figures

One of NECA’s comic con exclusives is an action figure three pack from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles featuring a set of three Mousers. [mechzilla]

FestivalCentral asks people at Cannes how to pronounce the title of Charlie Kaufman‘s directorial debut Synecdoche, New York. Jeff Wells reports that Kaufman says the pronunciation is “Syn-ECK-duh-kee.”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Blogwarts has yet another new (but way too small) photo from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Twentieth Century Fox paid $550,000 to the Smithsonian Institution for the right to use its name in Night at the Museum 2: Escape From the Smithsonian. [sci-fi]

Cubecraft Indiana Jones

Build your own cubecraft Indiana Jones and Golden Idol on Cubecraft.com.

Fangoria reports that actor Glenn Morshower is set to return to Transformers 2. Morshower is best known for playing a secret service agent in 24, and appeared in the original movie as a military Sargent at the US Soccent.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine has wrapped principal photography. [iesb]

Check out these two videos from Sundance, director, writer and actor Clark Gregg discusses his new film Choke. [searchlight]

Whiteout Trailer Revealed at Comic-Con

WhiteoutJoel Silver was at Comic-Con to premiere the first trailer for the big screen adaptation of the graphic novel Whiteout. The clip began by showing Antarctica. A helicopter flies by some snow filled mountains.

“The most isolated land mass on the planet.”

“No official government, No official population, because when the winter comes the sky turns black and stays that way for 6 months at a time.”

“Glacial winds gust to 200 mph, and the snow is so white that you cant see six inches in front of you.”

A bunch of people in parkas struggle during an intense snowstorm.

“No horizon, No shadows. There is only white.”

“Nature never intended for you to survive here, but next year nature is the least of your worries.”

We see a death and a montage of quick clips that went by to fast, I was unable to fully take it in.

“This isn’t jusrt a murder, it’s the first murder in Antarctica!”

It was a well cut teaser that makes you want more. But at the same time it shows and reveals very little. I think I might try to find some time to get onto the show floor to pick up the graphic novel. Creator Greg Rucka insists that the film is even better than his book.

“They’ve taken the best of what Steve Lieber and I created,” gushed Greg Rucka. “There are things Steve and I wished we could do on the comic book page but just wouldn’t have worked on the page.

He insists that there are moments and scenes in the film that made him jealous. There is stuff that he wished could have been included in the graphic novel. And while a big potion of the movie is faithful to the book, there is unfortunately some character changes. Lilly is not in the film. She is replaced by a character named Price. Rucka explains that there are not many women in the Arctic, and that is why she has been replaced with a male character.

The movie was filmed in Winnipeg in (at times) minus 40 degrees. The actors endured countless hours in the freezing cold. Driving to and from the set they would always see at least one car that crashed because of the snow.

A fan asked Kate Beckinsale about the difference between doing Underworld and Whiteout, which she joked “It is different, I slept with the director way fewer times [on this one].” Beckinsale is married to director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard).