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Dark Helmet
18th May 09, 11:07 AM
District 9

http://www.bigtimeboxoffice.com/trailer.php?trailer_ID=130&movie_ID=144

Next Big Viral: Neill Blomkamp's District 9 - For Humans Only

Late last year we announced that Peter Jackson's protege Neill Blomkamp had finally been given his first feature film, a mysterious sci-fi movie called District 9. Since then, we've heard nothing about this project, not even any casting or shooting details. At Comic-Con, I noticed giant "For Humans Only" banners and signs located throughout the convention center and placed at the entrance to every last bathroom, but I brushed them off as something related to a video game or TV show and nothing I needed to be concerned with. However, my sci-fi side of me was itching to know more, because it seemed like a strategic bit of viral marketing and alas, that's how I discovered that all of that was part of a much bigger viral marketing campaign for Blomkamp's District 9. Those banners were just the tip of the iceberg!

District 9 - For Humans OnlyAll of the banners and signs, including the ones placed at every restroom, all point to D-9.com. That site features an extensive application presented by some company called Multi-National United that allows you to either enter the human side or non-human side. After choosing one of the sides, users are shown an aerial map of a city with various colored zones and other information. The system is labeled as a "Local Alert System" for Johannesburg, ZAF (South Africa, which is also where they're filming). Beyond that, there are countless other features including a news feeds, behavior recommendations, and other rules and regulations. I really don't know what to do or where to go, but this website is host to a wealth of information that seems to only be the beginning of an extensive viral campaign.

To jump back to the film and the connection with it, since the announcement last year, no official plot synopsis has ever been revealed. Sony, who picked up the rights earlier this year, said that "we believe District 9 can be a true event tentpole on our release slate." Obviously we can expect something huge with this film, especially considering that Sony is launching this viral marketing a good 12 months before its release on August 14th, 2009. Everything so far points to this being a full length version of the short that Blomkamp made titled Alive In Joburg. That short is about a fictional world where aliens have become refugees in South Africa. You can see the aliens have the same tentacles and are asking for electricity - which further solidifies speculation that District 9 is a full length version of Alive In Joburg.

Additional websites related to the viral have also popped up including: multinationalunited.com, which has a countdown timer to the release of the movie; mnuspreadslies.com, a blog being run by the aliens complaining about MNU; mathsfromouterspace.com, some funky educational site related to MNU.

This reminds me a lot of the viral campaign for Cloverfield, surrounding a major corporation (Multi-National United / Tagruato Corp.) that has some dark secrets and a hidden agenda that is being uncovered by rogue people (or aliens) on the internet. We'll try and follow this as best we can with any updates we hear about over the next few months. With the huge success of The Dark Knight's viral marketing campaign, we expect other major studios are going to experiment with viral marketing as well. And I'm amazed that Sony has launched something this big at Comic-Con so far in advance of the actual release of the film. I guess they're expecting something quite epic come next August?

As for District 9, I'm pretty damn sure that Jackson and Blomkamp are using it as "proof" for a Halo movie. They're hoping to show the world that they can create an awesome sci-fi movie with a big budget so that Blomkamp has one succesful film under his belt. That way studios won't be so concerned about Blomkamp's experience and ability to handle a huge budget. If you haven't seen them already, make sure you check out Blomkamp's Halo shorts that he made around the time of release last year. Interested? (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/30/next-big-viral-neill-blomkamps-district-9-for-humans-only/)

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This film reminds me of a Michael Moore's Sicko meshed with Alien Nation.

Dark Helmet
18th May 09, 11:10 AM
The Road

http://www.bigtimeboxoffice.com/trailer.php?trailer_ID=138&movie_ID=148

The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road). It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and, apparently, most life on earth. The novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006.

Dark Helmet
18th May 09, 11:25 AM
The Moon

http://www.bigtimeboxoffice.com/trailer.php?trailer_ID=114&movie_ID=129

Sam Bell is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar. He's been a faithful employee for 3 long years. His home has been Selene, a moon base where he has spent his days alone, mining Helium 3. The precious gas holds the key to reversing the Earth's energy crisis.

Isolated, determined and steadfast, Sam has followed the rulebook obediently and his time on the moon has been enlightening, but uneventful. The solitude has given him time to reflect on the mistakes of his past and work on his raging temper. He does his job mechanically, and spends most of his available time dreaming of his imminent return to Earth, to his wife, young daughter and an early retirement.

But 2 weeks shy of his departure from Selene, Sam starts seeing things, hearing things and feeling strange. And when a routine extraction goes horribly wrong, he discovers that Lunar have their own plans for replacing him... and the new recruit is eerily familiar.

Before he can return to Earth, Sam has to confront himself and the discovery that the life he has created, may not be his own. It's more than his contract that is set to expire.

http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/films.php?id=5173



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This one I have to say looks really interesting.

Shawarma
18th May 09, 02:08 PM
Isn't The Hobbit coming out later this year? I might have to go see that in spite of the homofest that was the LOTR series.

Dark Helmet
2nd June 09, 09:52 PM
Gamer

http://www.bigtimeboxoffice.com/trailer.php?trailer_ID=145&movie_ID=156


Gamer is an upcoming science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The film stars Gerard Butler as an unwilling participant in an online game in which participants can control human beings as players. Gamer will be released in North America on September 4, 2009.


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I don't know. Might be good. But it reminds me of Death Race.

Dark Helmet
2nd June 09, 10:14 PM
Sherlock Holmes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiBzbNk0lZ0

Set in 1891, the film revolves around Holmes and Watson stopping a conspiracy to destroy Britain.[3] The film opens with Holmes apprehending the murderous cult leader Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong), who promises he will return from the dead and exact his revenge as he is being led to the gallows.[4]

In May 2009, Warner Bros. released its official plot summary:

In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters, Sherlock Holmes sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.[


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Looks very stylish. I hope it has essence.

cuatro76
2nd June 09, 10:44 PM
The Road

http://www.bigtimeboxoffice.com/trailer.php?trailer_ID=138&movie_ID=148

The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road). It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and, apparently, most life on earth. The novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006.

Worth reading before the movie comes out. It's a great story and a fast read. It will make you want to hug your father when your done. McG had the cast of Terminator Salvation read this book to set the tone of the post apocalypse.

Spade: The Real Snake
3rd June 09, 10:45 AM
Awesome thread.

I have been looking forward to District 9

EuropIan
5th June 09, 05:20 AM
The Moon looks really interesting

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Zendetta
5th June 09, 05:07 PM
Isn't The Hobbit coming out later this year? I might have to go see that in spite of the homofest that was the LOTR series.

You KNOW you want some of that Brokeback Bilbo.

Steve
5th June 09, 05:22 PM
Yeah, it's sooo much easier sharing one sleeping bag when you hook up with a hobbit.

Plasma
6th June 09, 09:05 AM
District 9

http://www.bigtimeboxoffice.com/trailer.php?trailer_ID=130&movie_ID=144

Next Big Viral: Neill Blomkamp's District 9 - For Humans Only

Late last year we announced that Peter Jackson's protege Neill Blomkamp had finally been given his first feature film, a mysterious sci-fi movie called District 9. Since then, we've heard nothing about this project, not even any casting or shooting details. At Comic-Con, I noticed giant "For Humans Only" banners and signs located throughout the convention center and placed at the entrance to every last bathroom, but I brushed them off as something related to a video game or TV show and nothing I needed to be concerned with. However, my sci-fi side of me was itching to know more, because it seemed like a strategic bit of viral marketing and alas, that's how I discovered that all of that was part of a much bigger viral marketing campaign for Blomkamp's District 9. Those banners were just the tip of the iceberg!

District 9 - For Humans OnlyAll of the banners and signs, including the ones placed at every restroom, all point to D-9.com. That site features an extensive application presented by some company called Multi-National United that allows you to either enter the human side or non-human side. After choosing one of the sides, users are shown an aerial map of a city with various colored zones and other information. The system is labeled as a "Local Alert System" for Johannesburg, ZAF (South Africa, which is also where they're filming). Beyond that, there are countless other features including a news feeds, behavior recommendations, and other rules and regulations. I really don't know what to do or where to go, but this website is host to a wealth of information that seems to only be the beginning of an extensive viral campaign.

To jump back to the film and the connection with it, since the announcement last year, no official plot synopsis has ever been revealed. Sony, who picked up the rights earlier this year, said that "we believe District 9 can be a true event tentpole on our release slate." Obviously we can expect something huge with this film, especially considering that Sony is launching this viral marketing a good 12 months before its release on August 14th, 2009. Everything so far points to this being a full length version of the short that Blomkamp made titled Alive In Joburg. That short is about a fictional world where aliens have become refugees in South Africa. You can see the aliens have the same tentacles and are asking for electricity - which further solidifies speculation that District 9 is a full length version of Alive In Joburg.

Additional websites related to the viral have also popped up including: multinationalunited.com, which has a countdown timer to the release of the movie; mnuspreadslies.com, a blog being run by the aliens complaining about MNU; mathsfromouterspace.com, some funky educational site related to MNU.

This reminds me a lot of the viral campaign for Cloverfield, surrounding a major corporation (Multi-National United / Tagruato Corp.) that has some dark secrets and a hidden agenda that is being uncovered by rogue people (or aliens) on the internet. We'll try and follow this as best we can with any updates we hear about over the next few months. With the huge success of The Dark Knight's viral marketing campaign, we expect other major studios are going to experiment with viral marketing as well. And I'm amazed that Sony has launched something this big at Comic-Con so far in advance of the actual release of the film. I guess they're expecting something quite epic come next August?

As for District 9, I'm pretty damn sure that Jackson and Blomkamp are using it as "proof" for a Halo movie. They're hoping to show the world that they can create an awesome sci-fi movie with a big budget so that Blomkamp has one succesful film under his belt. That way studios won't be so concerned about Blomkamp's experience and ability to handle a huge budget. If you haven't seen them already, make sure you check out Blomkamp's Halo shorts that he made around the time of release last year. Interested? (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/30/next-big-viral-neill-blomkamps-district-9-for-humans-only/)

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This film reminds me of a Michael Moore's Sicko meshed with Alien Nation.

I haven't heard of this before seeing the trailer before Terminator. It am looking forward to it though. Looks interesting to say the least.

Dark Helmet
21st June 09, 11:09 AM
Zombieland


Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) doesn’t have fears. If he did, he’d kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they’re about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

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This looks really good.

Dark Helmet
11th July 09, 04:34 PM
AstroBoy

http://www.bigtimeboxoffice.com/trailer.php?movie_ID=25

I might be the only one who never watched the cartoon.

Dark Helmet
11th July 09, 04:39 PM
2012

Another end of the world that reminds of the old classic When Worlds Collide. The CGI looks phenominal in here. The story looks like typical crap.

http://www.bigtimeboxoffice.com/trailer.php?movie_ID=24

Dark Helmet
17th September 09, 09:29 PM
http://www.bigtimeboxoffice.com/trailer.php?movie_ID=192

Swashbuckling/Ninja fighting through a post-apocalyptic world. It's got fucking David Bowie in it. What more do you need?

resolve
21st September 09, 12:03 PM
What more indeed?

http://kindertrauma.com/images/confessions/bowiecrotch.jpg


I like seeing DW in a modern-day-ninja role though. I actually think he could pull it off.

partyboy
6th October 09, 08:54 PM
http://www.bigtimeboxoffice.com/trailer.php?movie_ID=192

Swashbuckling/Ninja fighting through a post-apocalyptic world. It's got fucking David Bowie in it. What more do you need?

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now with more GARY OLDMAN!



...and because of this, I'm fucking sold.

partyboy
6th October 09, 09:17 PM
meant to post this one too:

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Dark Helmet
11th December 10, 08:40 PM
True Grit:

After her father is killed, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) arrives in Fort Smith, Arkansas looking for a marshal or deputy marshal who will help her search for Chaney. She soon learns about a deputy marshal called Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, and upon hearing about Cogburn's legendary grit, Ross decides that he may be the man to help her. Unable to meet with Cogburn straight away she goes to the Monarch boardinghouse, where she meets Texas Ranger Le Boeuf.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uco41pOKeJg

This is movie looks goddamn awesome. I do think I remember watching the original with The Duke. Directed by that Jewish duo team the Coen brothers. It has Josh Brolin and Matt Damon.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8QLMWN0yNs&NR=1

I normally dislike remakes but it's the Coen brothers. Not the Wayans.

Ajamil
11th December 10, 09:54 PM
I've heard good things about this. As in they're trying to do it as a serious plot, rather than the kitsch it obviously sounds like. It's got Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, the director of Iron Man, and Ron Howard co-producing.

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OZZ
13th December 10, 04:11 PM
What kind of thread necro is this?

I was expecting to see a writeup about the new TRON movie..since this is a fantasy/sci fi thread, and I get True Grit?
That Cowboy / Aliens movie looks weird, I didn't know about that one.

There are plenty of good movies due out over the holidays..including The Fighter, Narnia, True Grit, Little Fockers and Tron 2.. but no superhero/comic movies this year. I thought that Sin City 2 was due out in 2010, but it must have been put on hold because I haven't heard anything about it for a while.

Dark Helmet
13th December 10, 11:35 PM
When I go see Tron I'll try to write a critique. Better?

Neildo
14th December 10, 12:32 AM
i think there's already a tr2n thread

bob
14th December 10, 12:43 AM
I've heard good things about this. As in they're trying to do it as a serious plot, rather than the kitsch it obviously sounds like. It's got Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, the director of Iron Man, and Ron Howard co-producing.



Not a recommendation.

Neildo
14th December 10, 05:11 AM
why the jon favreau hate? stop drinkin the haterade doug

Dark Helmet
9th January 11, 08:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZvsP3_t2Sk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_%28film%29

Two British comic geeks (Pegg and Frost) go on a road trip through America. On the way, they discover an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) at Area 51.[1]



Look's good! I loved Shaun of the dead. So I don't expect to be disapointed.

Dark Helmet
9th January 11, 08:37 PM
THE VANISHING ON 7th STREET


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzabDNmS5cg

I'm not sure about this one. The force seem strong.

Ajamil
9th January 11, 10:17 PM
Paul will be good if Seth can avoid awkward conversation humor about his genitals. Let the Brits do their thing.

The Vanishing indeed piques my interest; a Langoliers feel with the director of the Machinist sounds awesome. However - they very well might have given the whole movie away with that glimpse of graffiti, and Hayden Christensen...

Dark Helmet
19th January 11, 07:01 PM
This one seems to have snuke under my radar.

Battle for Los Angeles.


Battle: Los Angeles (also known as World Invasion: Battle LA outside the U.S.) is an upcoming 2011 science fiction film directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena, Ne-Yo, and Bridget Moynahan. The film's premise is inspired by the 1942 Battle of Los Angeles incident (sometimes called the "Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942") in which a presumed enemy attack, later deemed a "false alarm," led to an hour-long anti-aircraft artillery bombardment over the city of Los Angeles. The film is set in modern day Los Angeles and follows a platoon of Marines and Airmen during a global alien invasion.[1]



There has been A LOT of Aliens Vs Mother Earth films that have been come out these last 10 years. I enjoyed District 9 way more than I enjoyed War of the Worlds. Still this looks very promising. Glad to see Rodriguez is back to making films. A few years ago she really seemed to be on the fast bus to Washed-up-ville.

Interesting enough it reminds me of The Robotech Masters series.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORb3zC8z94w

Dark Helmet
19th February 11, 11:07 AM
Apollo 18 (film)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_18_%28film%29

It's a movie they made with spare change in their pockets and if it makes 15 million it's a success.

In case you are wondering they canceled all missions after Apollo 17 many months before. And you can't hide a Saturn V launch. It will be a nice rental for Sunday afternoon.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKjQpWVNVlk

Dark Helmet
19th February 11, 11:22 AM
MARS NEEDS MOMS

Plot

Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her "mom-ness" for their own young.

Milo's quest to save his mom involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebellious Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom — in more ways than one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGz6--Skwis

Those of you with kids or nieces and nephews and you don't wont to play WOW with them you can take them to this.

elipson
20th February 11, 01:50 PM
I don't know what to think of Battle of LA. I really WANT movies like this to kick ass, but history tells me it will probably suck.

Conde Koma
20th February 11, 08:22 PM
MARS NEEDS MOMS

Plot

Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her "mom-ness" for their own young.

Milo's quest to save his mom involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebellious Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom — in more ways than one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGz6--Skwis

Those of you with kids or nieces and nephews and you don't wont to play WOW with them you can take them to this.

watch rango next week instead, it looks much better than this thing.

Dark Helmet
19th April 11, 06:13 PM
One or two of you might notice that I'm not updated clips fast enough. The reason is pretty obvious. New batch of movies comes out dispersed. The x-mas time, Spring and then summer blockbuster.

Dark Helmet
19th April 11, 06:16 PM
Rise of the Apes

I'm really not sure. When I heard of it I thought that this was just one more rehash idea because Hollywood is out of ideas. But After watching the clip. I have to say it's peaked my interest. It might be good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Z_D9Grh18