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“Filth” trailer

Here’s the trailer for “Filth”.

The film stars James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent. This film looks nuts. But I like it.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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Unfilmable has been thrown around a lot lately to things like “Watchmen”, “Life of Pi” and “Cloud Atlas”. That didn’t stop Zack Snyder, Ang Lee and the Wachowskis from making adaptations, however. Add James Franco to that list, who will be directing an adaptation of William Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury”. He wants Jon Hamm to star as Mr. Compson, Dave Franco to play Quentin Compson and wants Danny McBride in the film as well. Considering Franco’s recent films, which include everything from playing himself in “This is the End” to Oz in “Oz the Great and Powerful” to a thug in “Spring Breakers” why not tackle a classic novel?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

It would be a shame. I’m very much looking forward to Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”. Think “Transformers” with monsters and intelligence (sorry Michael Bay). But, as one of my friends said, “The movie looks kinda dumb.” Thus the challenge the film has made. Coming on the heels of news that Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures are splitting comes some distressing news from Variety. Apparently audiences are showing more interest in “Grown Ups 2” than “Pacific Rim”. You know the Adam Sandler comedy where we see Sandler do everything he’s done in practically EVERY OTHER MOVIE he’s made. Hopefully audiences warm up here late in the game.

But if “Grown Ups 2” actually does beat “Pacific Rim” none of those people has any right to complain about the lack of new films. When a new film comes out, they’re going to shun it? It’s like people complaining about movies not making you think so when a film like “Cloud Atlas” comes out and challenges you, they ignore it. Come on, people.

“Pacific Rim” stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Ron Pearlman and more. I know I’ll chose a movie from the director of “Pan’s Labyrinth” over the actor responsible for ‘Jack and Jill” any day of the week.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Let the hype continue. The Wachowskis were responsible for my favorite film of 2012, “Cloud Atlas” and I can’t wait for “Jupiter Ascending”. The industry buzz is that this is one heck of a sci-fi film. Channing Tatum, who was promoting his upcoming film “White House Down”, which also stars Jamie Foxx, had this to say about the project:

“We are breaking ground on—I mean it’s a tough shoot,” Tatum told Collider. “We’re doing stuff that’s never been done, inside the camera, in the CG world, and the physical stuff. There’s very little, if not no, digital stuntmen in the movie. All the stuff is really real and it’s been hard figuring it out because they don’t like doing anything that’s been done before. So we’re definitely doing some new stuff, so hopefully everybody likes it. And it’s fun, it’s got some cheek to it. It’s a cheeky movie a little bit.”

The film also stars Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, James D’Arcy, Terry Gilliam and Doona Bae.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@ gmail.com.

“Cloud Atlas” from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer continues to be one of my favorite movies bar none. Now Tykwer is working to adapt “A Hologram For The King” by Dave Eggers. And Tom Hanks is along to star!

Here’s the book’s synopsis:

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment — and a moving story of how we got here.

I hope this comes together soon!

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Here’s a 13-minute featurette ute on “Man of Steel”.

From director Zack Snyder, the film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and more.

The National Organization of Theater Owners (NATO) wants to limit movie trailer times to two minutes. I understand the reasons they give, that movie fans complain trailers give away too much and to give exhibitors more control. But, you know, if you want to cut down on wasted time before movies, GET RID OF THE COMMERCIALS. The trailers are among the best parts and, as the six minute trailer for “Cloud Atlas” showed, sometimes you need a long trailer.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Bae Doo Na, who starred in the Wachowskis’ “Cloud Atlas” has joined the cast of the pair’s next effort “Jupiter Ascending”. She joins Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean , Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy and Tim Pigott-Smith. I can’t wait for this film.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

The Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending” has officially begun filming. Starring Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”), Mila Kunis (“Oz the Great and Powerful”), Sean Bean (“The Lord of the Rings”), Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”), Doona Bae (“Cloud Atlas”) and more, the film’s story is as follows (From comingsoon.net): Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

I can’t wait for this one. Wachowskis and science fiction will always have my interest. For the record, for those who haven’t seen “Cloud Atlas”, buy the DVD or Blu Ray in May. You won’t regret it.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

It’s the sequel to one of the year’s biggest hits…the sequel to end all sequels. All of that was hyperbole. In fact, I am quite frustrated they’re making this sequel. “A Haunted House” earned $40 million, apparently good enough to make “A Haunted House 2” to be released…wait for it…winter of THIS YEAR or early next year. Are you kidding me? So 2013 could have “A Haunted House”, “Scary Movie 5” and “A Haunted House 2”. And yet films like “Cloud Atlas” bombed. Fantastic (Sigh). Marlon Wayans will be back as a writer and star.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.