No matter how many horror movies you’ve seen, there is always one you missed. To celebrate Halloween this year, Team Unwinnable sought out the monster movies they haven’t seen to find out if they are as good as everyone says. Yesterday, Don Becker took on John Carpenter’s The Thing. Today, Dave Trainer looks at [REC], Olivia Davis looks at Prince of Darkness and Erik Weinbrecht takes on Freaks! Gabba Gabba Hey! (more…)
In more bad news from a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas has lost his mind. Among the many reported “changes” to the original Star Wars trilogy to be featured in the upcoming Blu-ray box set, Lucas has decided to add audio where audio should never be.
In a critical scene from Return of the Jedi, Luke is being electrocuted by Emperor Palpatine as a silent and stoic Darth Vader looks on. His silence continues as he decides to rescue his son, tossing Palpatine to his death. Lucas’ change to the audio takes place at the moment Vader makes his decision between good and evil. In the updated version Vader lets out a bellowing “Nooooo!” before throwing the Emperor into the bowels of the Death Star. It adds nothing and takes away so much. The brilliance of the original scene was in part from Vader’s silence and in adding this unnecessary dialogue, Lucas seems to be trying to rid himself of what little credibility with his fans he has left.
Check out a fan video of what the scene will most likely come to below. I much prefer it in this context.
Alex Winter, who is famously known to us all as Bill S. Preston, Esq., has announced his plans to direct a movie about Napster. He originally planned a feature film, which was in development for the past 10 years, but shifted to a documentary format instead. Not disheartened by the incredible success of The Social Network, which featured a Napster storyline, Winter is working with VH1 to make his vision a reality. (more…)
Duncan Jones, director of Moon (2009), has announced that his next film will be, you guessed it, a sci-fi flick, Mute. Described as being “Blade Runner-esque,” the film follows a mute bartender who is in search of his missing girlfriend and will exist in the same universe as Moon. (more…)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is a gold farmer! Well, not him directly, but according to the New York Times, a faction of hackers in his employ are responsible for a 24/7 gold farming operation in the popular MMORPG Lineage. Based out of a camp in North China, it is suspected that the $6 million that they have already accumulated over the past two years is being used to support Kim Jong-il’s nuclear program and luxurious lifestyle. (more…)
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the second round of the Unwinnable Superhero Movie Smack Down. As you may remember from our first installment, Team Unwinnable has gathered together to stand in haughty judgment on the superhero genre, arguing that our favorites are the best and everyone else’s opinion is stupid. You, Dear Reader, vote on the results.
Ever go head to head with actor/martial artist by way of street fighter Tak Sakaguchi? Neither has Team Unwinnable, but we did attend the NYC Premier of his latest film Yakuza Weapon during the NYAFF and blew the foam off of a few Sapporos with actor Arata Yamanaka during the Sushi Typhoon after party. Read on as Peter, Kurt and Olivia share their impressions of a night with the most fun production company in Japan. (more…)