Daily Archives: December 21, 2010
OH. MY. GOD. It’s rare when I come across a film that immediately looks like one I’ll buy on DVD the day it hits, watch it with friends at least once a month, and endlessly quote dialogue from, but Your Highness is one of them. Written by Danny MacBride and directed by his Eastbound & Down partner in crime David Gordon Green, this flick looks like a completely insane stoner version of The Princess Bride, or Lord of the Rings meets The Pineapple Express.
Your Highness looks like it has it all: Creepy wizards shooting lightning, epic quests, swords and armor, multi-headed dragons, pot-smoking Yoda-like creatures, and Natalie Portman looking drop dead amazing in nothing but a thong. All this, plus the super-dreamy Zooey Deschanel sporting massive cleavage in a medieval corset. Incredible. I’m stunned that a Hollywood studio greenlighted a movie like this, but I’m so glad they did because it looks like a boatload of fun. Look for it in theaters on April 8, 2011.
Ed. Note – This is the R-Rated red band trailer, if you want to see the wussy safe trailer click here.
J.J. Abrams’ production company is called Bad Robot. Abrams has nothing at all to do with next year’s boxing-robot drama Real Steel, I just thought the name sounded like a perfect fit for this Dreamworks Pictures futuristic-pugilist flick slated for an October 2011 release because a) it’s about robots and b) looks like it has the immense potential to be bad. Decide for yourself with the trailer below: Read the rest of this entry
When the Sci-Fi Channel announced they were developing a remake of Battlestar Galactica back in 2003, I laughed it off. BSG was a cheesey Star Wars rip-off that I enjoyed as a very young child in the late 1970’s, and I simply couldn’t see how it could be cool. I was dead wrong though, as the Battlestar Galactica miniseries in 2004 delivered some brutal, dark, and compelling television; eventually spawning an ongoing series that had me riveted until the finale two years ago.