Look at it fast before it's gone.
If you're not psyched for this movie yet, see our previous fist pump.
**edit: The original link was taken down but I've replaced it with a new one. I'll try to keep up with it.
You do. The first trailer for Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 300) and based on the highly revered comic by Alan Moore, is up.
Watchmen takes place in a world in which superheroes exist alongside humans. When one of those heroes is murdered, a vigilante named Rorschach begins an investigation to discover the murderer.
You can see the trailer here.
If I had to list my top twenty favorite video games (or series) of all time, Max Payne would definitely make the list. Both titles in the series had solid game engines, good balance, great weapons, like-eating-cake-batter bullet-time gameplay, and a dark, graphic novel-delivered storyline that felt like the greatest guilty pleasure film noir never made.
Someone agreed with me on that last one, because a number of years ago the rights to make a film based on the property were optioned. No news surfaced for a while, until finally it was announced that Mark Wahlberg was playing the part of Max Payne himself. A good choice, then silence followed while filming started.
Now the silence is at end with the first trailer, and while it was hard to guess what the end product would be (another Sin City?), never did I expect what I'm seeing. This first trailer manages to combine Max Payne with Marilyn Manson while giving both an amazing opening line and ending shot (second to last, anyway). I don't want to spoil anymore but I will say that there's something at play here that goes beyond what happened in the games and from the looks of it, I'm a fan.
I think when horror writer/directors watch other people's movies they inevitably say, "Y'know something? This would totally work as a zombie movie." And when they say that I usually reply, "Well...you're right I guess. Just take the ten bucks."
The example in highlight is Quarantine, due out October 17th and looking a lot like the Cloverfield of undead movies. Not that it's officially a zombie movie, but if you watch the trailer for Quarantine it's sure looking like one. Quarantine is a remake of the Spanish film Rec which I can't say that I saw, though it looked pretty cool when it came out. The movie follows a reporter following a fire department squad who are called to an apartment building where scary things happen.
Yeah it looks derivative and cheesy, but it doesn't look bad and fucking Boris the Blade from Snatch is in it, so at least they've armed themselves well.
My nu-metal boys (they don't know they're my boys, nor have they probably even heard of Wrankmusic), OnceOver are releasing their new album soon. Vocals have been taken over by Steve (previously just their drummer) and for the most part, the overall edge of their sound seems toned down to me. Perhaps it's just what they've released on their MySpace so far, but I couldn't really get into it. Their cover of "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel is awesome though. Scope it out. I'll be buying their album once released, but I hope there is more aggression throughout the rest of the songs.
Their previous two albums are awesome, especially The Albatross.
So Boston hardcore act Have Heart will be releasing a new album on Tuesday July 8th, 2008. The album is called "Songs To Scream At The Son" and it is amazing. If you head over to their myspace there are two tracks from the sampler 7" they put out. I really recommend the song "Bostons" because it is pretty kick ass. And if you are liking what you hear then you should head over here to get the details about the show at the Deer Park VFW that they are playing on July 19th.
I should also mention that Long Island's Incendiary is releasing a 7"/CD this Friday at their show with Shipwreck. If you pre-order you can get the 7" with the CD for $6 postage paid. Their myspace has more info, as well some tracks from the album.
Lastly, does anyone have any book recommendations? I just recently finished Oh The glory Of It All. It was pretty damn good for a memoir of someone that I'd never heard of. (It's Sean Wilsey's memoir) To be honest I don't even know how I came across the book, but now that I'm done with it I've been searching for something new to pick up.