Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween is here!!!

Need a last minute Halloween costume idea??? The folks at IFC offer some tips for a film fan.
Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for the Lazy Film Fan - Movies - News -
Wanna know how to create a impaled Zombie chest effect??? Look no further...

As we mentioned before, we love lists. And in celebration of Halloween, here is:

El Roberto's Top 10 Zombie Flick List.

10. Resident Evil
09. Fido
08. Dead Alive
07. 28 Weeks Later
06. Planet Terror
05. Dawn of the Dead - Original
04. Shaun of the Dead
03. Dawn of the Dead - 2004 Remake
02. Night of the Living Dead
01. 28 Days Later

Honorable mention: Zombie Land. We really like this film but not enough to place it on our top 10 list. Night of the Living Dead#2??? That's right, 28 Days Later was a somewhat fresh take on the genre that helped bring Zombie movies back to the mainstream. What do you think?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Zombies, Halloween, DIY Effects, and more!!!

With Halloween this weekend our focus is on scary movies and DIY zombie or horror film makeup tips. Check out this trailer for the upcoming low budget (500k) movie Monsters.
Now we normally don't post anything about video games but this one caught our attention. The folks at Rock Star Games makers of Grand Theft Auto have created an expansion pack for their Red Dead series titled "Red Dead Undead Nightmare." Rockstar tends to draw upon thematic influences such as Spaghetti Westerns for their Red Series which only add to quality of the games. This time they are combined the old west with Night of the Living Dead. Checkout the trailer...

Zombies and Reality TV Stars???? Now this looks interesting....

DIY Halloween Zombie Stomach Rip Effect!!!

You know you love film lists as much as we here to see Time Magazines top 25 horror films....

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Question of the Night.....

Fast zombies or slow zombies??? Personally I prefer slow zombies so I can get away.... Still can't make up your mind??? Read this article and you decide!!!

This looks like it has potential...I am really stoked on the audio and visuals in the trailer and apparent use of an Lensbaby during production.

Read more about the Stake Land production here. And if you are looking for a great Halloween flick to see this weekend, checkout IFC's list.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Zombie Alert!!!

Keeping up with the tradition of Halloween, AMC is premiering its show The Walking Dead this Sunday. The promotional machine has been in high gear for this program and after seeing the booth AMC had setup at this year's Comic Con, I am anxious to checkout the show. Here's a synopsis of the show on AMC's site:

"Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) finds himself utterly alone. The world as he knows it is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after the apocalypse. Based on Robert Kirkman’s hugely successful and popular comic book series, AMC’s new original series, The Walking Dead, premieres with a 90-minute episode on Halloween night: Oct. 31 at 10/9c. Written and executive produced by three-time Academy® Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), who also directs the pilot, and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens), the series debuts during AMC Fearfest, the network's annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films.

The Walking Dead is an epic, edge-of-your-seat drama where personal struggles are magnified against a backdrop of moment-to-moment survival. A survivalist story at its core, the series explores how the living are changed by the overwhelming realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous that the mindless walkers roaming the earth. They themselves have become the walking dead."

Checkout this video for tips on how to create Zombie makeup for Halloween or film productions.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apocalypse Never

As a major film geek and worshiper of all things Apocalypse Now, I was stoked to see that a new definitive version was coming out on Blu-Ray. However, I was somewhat let down once I read what extras were included. Yes the collectors booklet is cool, the John Milius interview is intriguing, the story boards sound great, Heart of Darkness finally being included, and the 1080p transfer sounds great but where are all of the deleted scenes??? As included in the "A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now," documentary that was part of the "Complete Dossier" DVD and not in this Blu-Ray release, as the title states, (there is over a million feet of film), much of it never seen by anyone let alone the filmmakers. So this would have been a great opportunity to include some of that. Also it would have been cool to include some of Harvey Keitel's footage. Or included some the "missing" footage that is available on the 5+ hr bootleg print that is still circulating around.
Anyway check out this story on IFC.
"Apocalypse Now" and Forever, Thanks to a Definitive New Blu-ray Edition - Movies - News -

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Creating a Film Look in Final Cut Pro

Today we are focusing on completing a script for a film project we have been working on for a long time. More about that later, but in the meantime here is a great tutorial on how to create a film look within Final Cut Pro. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Film remains vital....

Read more of the Variety article below about the longevity of film.
ShowEast: No dirge for 35mm prints - Entertainment News, ShowEast, Media - Variety
and checkout the trailer below to view the longevity of Jackass...

I have to admit it, I will be seeing this movie next weekend for sure.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Coming Soon

This looks pretty cool.

Lisbeth is back...can't wait to see the next installment in the "Girl Who" series.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kanye West Film Trailer

A cool looking upcoming flick from Kanye West...hopefully this is the trailer and not the actual film (JK)