Monthly Archives April 2008

Joker-ized Trailer For The Dark Knight

So, last night I was surfing around looking for something to take my mind off my Suns getting ousted by the Spurs (again!), when I came across this awesome version of the new Dark Knight trailer over at Slashfilm.  I've been watching the viral marketing for this movie, and I'm continually amazed.  I got involved on the Harvey Dent side of things and I got a copy of the second issue of the Gotham Times, a bunch of posters and I even got the button that's half melted from the Concerned Citizens For A Better Gotham<

/a>.  It's absolutely genius.  Warner Bros. understands how important word-of-mouth is in the summer movie season, and this is topping the movie discussion among geeks everywhere.  I would be very curious to see how much they're spending as opposed to what it would cost for prime-time advertisements.  This really seems to be more effective use of their money.  Anyway, check out the video.  It really is cool.

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SG Film Snob 09 – Fellini's 8 1/2

The Film Snob returns with the Fellini classic, 8 1/2.  This is available as another amazing release from The Criterion Collection.  You'll also hear

about our contest to give away a copy that is specifically being done by us and without affiliation from the Criterion Collection or Janus Films.

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ScreenGeeks Giveaway: Fredrico Fellini's 8 1/2 Criterion Edition

We don't get an opportunity to give cool stuff away too often, but sometimes we just can't resist.  In honor of our Film Snob episode about the Fellini classic, 8 1/2, we're giving away a copy of the Criterion 2-disc edition to one lucky reader.  All you have to do is e-mail us at contest at screengeeks dot com and send u

s the answer to the following question along with your name:

What Schumaker film has a scene that is taken directly from 8 1/2?

We will be accepting entries until May 10th.  We'll draw a name randomly from all correct entries and announce the name on next week's episode of ScreenGeeks Radio.  Good luck!

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SGR Episode 31 – Our Favorite Summer Movies

Sorry this is late getting up.  I'll just say it's been a busy evening.  Instead of rehashing what we talked about with the good gentlemen from Geek Radio Daily, we're tal

king about our favorite summer movies that we've seen in the theater.

Slashfilm posts Uwe Boll's challenge to Michael Bay

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Josh's Rant: Am I the Only One Who Wants To See Speed Racer?

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There are so many blockbuster films coming out this summer that it’s really hard to pick which one you could be excited for the most. However one of the biggest films coming out this summer seems to be receiving a lot of trash talk from critics and Internet bloggers. That film would be Speed Racer.

 

While the majority of staff here at screengeeks.com seem to agree that the film looks like “visual vomit”, I appear to stand alone in the opinion that I think this film is going to be a real treat. I watched the television series when I was a little kid, through various re-runs on cartoon network. While I wasn’t a die-hard fan, there was always something catchy about the show that I loved. Maybe it was the stylized races or the over the top characters. Either way, I always tuned in with a smile on my face.

  We are living in the age where almost anything can be turned into a motion picture with a blink of an executive producer’s eye. Whil

e I frowned on made television show themed movies—Underdog, The Dukes of Hazard, Scooby Doo to name a few—I think Speed Racer is really going to set a high bar for these types of films.

 

The last time we saw a Wachowski film was 2003’s Matrix Revolutions. A film that, while didn’t live up to the first one still managed to be a visually stunning film and a solid sequel. It’s obvious that these directors are heavily influenced by the Japanese culture and style of filmmaking, and that’s why I feel like these guys are perfect for Speed Racer.

 

It’s really hard for me to make an argument that Speed Racer is going to be a good film based on the lackluster trailers. However, I can argue that for as much of a sugar rush as this film looks, I think it’s going to be a fun time and a spectacular visual achievement. Even if I’m the only one look forward to Speed Racer, I will still be there opening day ready to go…..get the pun?

 

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Starfest Report: Interview With Anne Lockhart

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Known best to most as Sheba in the original Battlestar Galactica, Anne Lockhart has a truly impressive resume that spans decades.  If you loved cool TV in the 70's and 80's, chances are that she was on that show

at some point.  Even more interesting, though, is her career in voiceover work.  She was a joy to talk to and we're very pleased to present our interview now.

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Episode Update

Yeah, so…we had some technical difficulties starting Friday and got them cleared up this morning.  Our apologies to the good gentlemen from Attitude For Destruction, as we were planning on getting the interview posted on Friday.  We recorded a show and our Film Snob for 8 1/2.  They will be up this evening and w

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e'll also be announcing our latest giveaway tonight as well.  I'll be posting our interview with Anne Lockhart this morning and get some Horrorfest interviews transcribed as well.

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