In a film landscape filled with inflated budgets, inflated egos, and bloated and lifeless tales with about as much substance as a Loony Tune, it's always nice to see an indie filmmaker come on strong and make good.
One of the earliest (and best) cinéma-vérité films to cross our desks was Albert Pyun's 2005 one-take wonder Infection, which was renamed Invasion (review here) for its DVD release, so you can bet our ears perked up today when we learned a sequel is on its way!
For weeks after the Super 8 Super Bowl TV spot aired, eager fans have been toiling over every frame, thereby uncovering every frame of hidden imagery and assembling them to uncover hidden messages.
We're not exactly sure what it means, but the Super 8 companion website for "Rocket Poppeteers" seems to be on the verge of launching something big...so big that Internet Explorer and Firefox are unable to handle it. In its newest incarnation RocketPoppeteers.com requires either Google Chrome or Safari.
And the strangeness continues. That's right, Rocket Poppeteers! The Super 8 Super Bowl spot continues to yield many different things, and fans are eating it up trying to piece things together. One DC reader has even definitively identified what's in one of the mysterious images! Read on!
"I know the pieces fit 'cause I watched them fall away mildewed and smoldering." Ever since the Super Bowl XLV TV spot aired for J.J. Abrams' Super 8, strange and wondrously viral things have been afoot!
And the speculation wagon keeps on trucking for J.J. Abrams' upcoming monster mash, Super 8. Frame-by-frame screen caps taken directly from the Super Bowl XLV TV spot have revealed what could very well be the first ever teaser look at the movie's creature. Or ... it could be nothing at all.
Finally a little bit of the veil of secrecy has lifted off of J.J. Abrams' upcoming giant monster wrecking a city flick, Super 8. It's only been what close to a year?
Remember that short film we introduced you to last week, Exist? Yeah, it looked really badass, and now you can watch the whole thing for free at the click of your mouse!
With alien invasion movies being all the rage this year, we're still hoping for someone to really get it right. Can an indie filmmaker be the one to knock it out of the park? If so, we wouldn't be surprised. After checking out this new creepy trailer for Exist, I'm sure you'll agree with us that the odds of that happening are pretty good.
Ah, the IMAX experience. If only we could fit movie screens that big in the comfort of our own homes. Bigger truly is always better, but that inflated ticket price? Eh, not so much. In any event, if you don't mind spending the extra cash ....
Way back when the original "V" aired on television, the aliens revealed themselves to look like glorified Sleestaks from "The Land of the Lost". My, oh my ... how things have changed!
Sometimes the studios will film things under alternate titles as a means to throw off the public and journalists alike. This practice has been going on for decades. Sometimes though ... temp titles end up sticking.
I think it's apparent at this point that aliens are the new zombies. By that I mean we are to be inundated with movies about alien invasions to the point we will all be sick of the genre within 2-3 years. Add the indie sci-fi horror The Awakened to the pile of evil extraterrestrial flicks in the pipeline.
And it's a race to get all of the found footage alien flicks into the starting gates for 2011, which for some ungodly reason is home to the most invasion flicks since the Fifties and Sixties. Next up is the cinéma-vérité style flick Unaware.