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April 27, 2008

The Incredible Hulk

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The Incredible Hulk

Promotional poster
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Produced by Avi Arad
Gale Anne Hurd
Kevin Feige
Written by Screenplay:
Edward Norton
(credited by his middle name Harrison)
Zak Penn
Comic book:
Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Starring Edward Norton
Liv Tyler
Tim Roth
William Hurt
Music by Craig Armstrong
Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr.
Editing by John Wright
Distributed by Globally:
Paramount Pictures
United States:
Universal Studios
Release date(s) June 13, 2008
Country United States
Canada
Language English
Budget $130 million[1]

The Incredible Hulk is a superhero film based on the Marvel comic of the same name, set for release on June 13, 2008.[2] It is directed by Louis Leterrier and stars Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, Liv Tyler as Betty Ross, William Hurt as her father General Thaddeus Ross and Tim Roth as the villainous Emil Blonsky, known in the comics as the Abomination. The film follows Banner as he flees the pursuit of General Ross and attempts a cure to rid himself of the Hulk. But when Blonsky injects himself with Banner’s gamma formula and becomes an even greater monster, Banner must accept his own inner beast and defeat Blonsky.

After the 2003 film Hulk, Marvel Studios reacquired the rights to the character, and writer Zak Penn began work on a loose sequel that would be closer to the comics and the television series. Norton rewrote the script after he signed on to star, severing ties to its predecessor by retelling the origin story in flashbacks and revelations. Filming mostly took place in Toronto, Canada in 2007, and the film’s crew went to great lengths to reduce the production’s carbon emissions. Letterier’s direction aimed to make the monsters look more realistic and frightening. He redesigned the Abomination, who in the comics is a reptilian KGB agent, into a mutant soldier with an bony protrusions. (more…)

Bangkok Dangerous

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The theatrical release poster.
Directed by The Pang Brothers
Produced by Norman Golightly
Graham King
William Sherak
Jason Shuman
Written by The Pang Brothers
Jason Richman
Starring Nicolas Cage
Charlie Yeung
Chakrit Yamnam
Music by Brian Tyler
Cinematography Decha Srimantra
Editing by Mike Jackson
Curran Pang
Distributed by Initial Entertainment
Lionsgate
Release date(s) August 22, 2008[1]
Country US
Language English
Budget US$45 million
Bangkok Dangerous is a 2008 crime film written and directed by the Pang Brothers and starring Nicolas Cage. It is a remake of the Pangs’ 1999 debut film, Bangkok Dangerous, a Thai film for which Cage’s production company, Saturn Films, purchased the remake rights.[2] Known by its working title, Big Hit in Bangkok,[3] and also as Time to Kill, it began filming in Bangkok in August 2006, with locations that include Soi Cowboy.[4][5]

 

[edit] Production

The film follows a hitman (Cage) who goes to Bangkok on assignment. The original film’s main character is a deaf-mute whose disability makes him a fearless, unflinching gunman. That character has been changed in the remake.

“We’d like to keep him the same, but we understand that from a marketing point of view Nic needs to have some lines,” Oxide was quoted as saying in the International Herald Tribune. “So what we’re going to do is transform his girlfriend instead into a deaf-mute. This switch will maintain the drama of communication between the two main characters.”[6]

Cage’s character’s girlfriend is portrayed by Hong Kong actress Charlie Yeung, who prepared for her role by learning Thai dance and sign language.[7] [8]

In addition, Cage’s character will have a local “errand boy” with whom he develops a bond. That role is portrayed by Thai film and television actor Chakrit Yamnam.[9]

The production was disrupted by the 2006 Thailand coup d’état, with producers temporarily suspending filming. They had hoped to complete the Bangkok production work by October 2006, but it might delayed further. Cage remained in Bangkok, though he had a private jet readied to depart the country in case of any threat.[10]

Production was eventually completed in October 2006.

The film is due for release in the United States on August 22, 2008.

(wikipedia.org)

About the film:
The life of an anonymous assassin takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Thailand to complete a series of contract killings. Joe (Nicolas Cage), a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat. He hires Kong (Shahkrit Yamnarm), a street punk and pickpocket, to run errands for him with the intention of covering his tracks by killing him at the end of the assignment. Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, instead finds himself mentoring the young man while simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl. As he falls further under the sway of Bangkok’s intoxicating beauty, Joe begins to question his isolated existence and let down his guard …just as Surat decides it’s time to clean house.
 
Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality.

 

April 25, 2008

MAR

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Series Info

Title: MAR 
Categories: action, anime, fantasy, shounen
Author: Anzai Nobuyuki
Artist: Anzai Nobuyuki

Summary

Ginta Toramizu is a 14-year-old kid who doesn’t have a lot going for him: he’s near-sighted, doesn’t do well in school, sucks at sports, and to top it off–he’s short! But Ginta is a dreamer and has had the same dream 102 times, always in the same fantasy world, where he is a hero blessed with all the abilities he lacks in real life.
Then one day a supernatural figure appears at Ginta’s school and summons him to a mysterious and exciting new world! In this strange universe filled with magic and wonder, he is strong, tough, agile–and he can see without his glasses! Thus, Ginta begins a mystical quest in search of the magical items known as arm. And his mission of coming to MAR heaven is to defeat Chess No Koma! Who is Chess No Koma? How is Ginta’s advanture?

April 24, 2008

Iron Man(film)

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Iron Man

Domestic poster
Directed by Jon Favreau
Produced by Avi Arad
Kevin Feige
Written by Screenplay:
John August
(uncredited)
Mark Fergus
Hawk Ostby
Arthur Marcum
Matthew Hollaway
Comic Book:
Stan Lee
Larry Lieber
Don Heck
Jack Kirby
Starring Robert Downey Jr.
Terrence Howard
Gwyneth Paltrow
Jeff Bridges
Music by Ramin Djawadi
Cinematography Matthew Libatique
Distributed by United States: Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) Global:
April 30, 2008
Australia:
May 1, 2008
United States:
United Kingdom:
May 2, 2008
Running time 126 min[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $135 million[2]
Official website
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Iron Man is an upcoming 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Iron Man. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film is about Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), a billionaire industrialist who is captured by terrorists in Afghanistan. Ordered to build a missile for them, Stark uses his resources instead to build a suit of power armor and make his escape. Returning to America, Stark improves his armor and becomes the technologically advanced superhero Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow plays his secretary and love interest Virginia Potts, Terrence Howard plays jet pilot James Rhodes, and Jeff Bridges plays the villainous Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger.

The film began development at Universal Studios in 1990 as a low-budget production. 20th Century Fox earned the rights in 1996, before handing them over to New Line Cinema four years later. Marvel Studios reacquired the rights in 2006, and put the project in production as their first self-financed film. Favreau signed on as director, aiming for a realistic feel, and chose to shoot the film primarily in California, rejecting the East Coast setting of the comics so as to differentiate the film from numerous superhero movies set in New York City-esque environments. Stan Winston Studios built the armor seen in the film, which is modeled after Adi Granov’s comic book art of the character; Granov himself started working on the film after recognizing his work on the director’s MySpace page.

Marvel and Paramount Pictures, the distributor, have planned a $50 million marketing campaign for the film, which is modeled on Paramount’s successful promotion of Transformers (2007); Hasbro and Sega will sell merchandise, and product placement deals were made with Audi, Burger King and 7-Eleven. Iron Man will be released in most countries on April 30, 2008, and the film’s stars have signed on for a sequel. Favreau had planned out a trilogy, depicting Stark’s alcoholism, Rhodes becoming War Machine, and the introduction of the Mandarin, whose presence is foreshadowed in this film. Downey is also reprising his role in a cameo appearance for the upcoming The Incredible Hulk.

 

[edit] Plot

Weapons designer Tony Stark is in Afghanistan to introduce his new missile design, “The Jericho”, to the United States Air Force when the unit he is traveling with is attacked. Stark is then taken hostage after he is injured by shrapnel embedded near his heart, and is ordered by his captors to assemble a weapon for them, being given access to a workshop. With the aid of a fellow captive Yinsen, he puts his creativity to use instead by assembling a bulletproof suit of power armor, complete with pacemaker and flamethrowers, and uses it to free himself.[3] Back in the United States, he becomes Iron Man, developing a flying suit with advanced weapon capabilities.[4] Stark faces the Iron Monger. (more…)

The Hellboy 2

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This movie will be realesed on July 11 2008.

The Golden Army

Synopsis:

With a signature blend of action, humor and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world’s toughest, kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to unfold in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from Oscar®-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy). After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy (Ron Perlman). Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development–pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones) and protoplasmic mystic Johann–the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who’s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him. — © Universal Pictures [Less]

Genre: Action/Adventure

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Luke Goss

Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Screenwriter: Guillermo Del Toro

Kekkaishi

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Kekkaishi

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Kekkaishi
Main character of Kekkaishi
結界師
(Barrier master)
Genre Action, Supernatural, Comedy
Manga
Author Yellow Tanabe
Publisher Flag of Japan Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Serialized in Flag of Japan Shōnen Sunday
Flag of Indonesia Shonen Star
Original run 18 February 2004 – Present
Volumes Flag of Japan 20 (as of April 18, 2008)
Flag of Hong Kong 19 (as of April 18, 2008)
Flag of the Republic of China 17 (as of January 8, 2008)
Flag of France 13 (as of March 5, 2008)
Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 11 (as of November 18, 2007)
TV anime
Director Kodama Kenji
Studio Sunrise (company)
Network Flag of Japan Nippon Television/Yomiuri TV/nationwide on NNN stations
Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan Television
Flag of Malaysia 8TV NTV7
Flag of Hong Kong Cable TV
Original run October 16, 2006 – February 12, 2008
Episodes 52

Kekkaishi (結界師?) is a manga series by Yellow Tanabe. It is published in Japan by Shogakukan and in North America in English by Viz Media. It has been adapted into an ongoing anime series by Sunrise beginning in October 2006. Kekkaishi is translated as “Barrier master”. Kekkashi received the 52nd Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga in 2007. [1]

 

 

Plot

Five hundred years ago, a feudal lord was attacked by demons wanting to retrieve his mysterious inner power, the invincible power that can help them take over the human world. The famous mage, Tokimori Hazama, was called upon, and with his 2 students, managed to save the whole land. But they fell ill, the feudal lord was killed, his power was also buried with him at a site called Karasumori.

In the present day, Yoshimori Sumimura and Tokine Yukimura, heirs of the Hazama clan, became the kekkaishi protecting the land and the power. They use a technique called Kekkai, a form of magical barrier, used to capture and destroy Ayakashi (monsters/demons) that are drawn to this land. Any demons that come near the power will become stronger and therefore Yoshimori and Tokine are to guard the land from intrusion of the Ayakashi.

But some of the demons form a powerful organization to take over that mysterious power. Yoshimori plans to destroy not only the demons, but also to gain the power to completely save the world from being controlled by demons. To do that, he first needs to know what the power actually is, and also strengthen his poor kekkai skills. (more…)

Bleach

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Bleach (manga)

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Bleach
Cover of Bleach, Volume 1
ブリーチ
(Burīchi)
Genre Action; Fantasy supernatural fiction
Manga
Author Tite Kubo
Publisher Flag of Japan Shueisha
English publisher Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Viz Media
Demographic Shōnen
Serialized in Flag of Japan Weekly Shonen Jump
Original run August 2001 – ongoing
Volumes 33, containing 295 of 319 released chapters
TV anime
Director Noriyuki Abe
Studio Studio Pierrot
Licensor Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Viz Media
Flag of the United Kingdom Manga EntertainmentFlag of Australia Flag of New Zealand Madman Entertainment
Network Flag of Japan TV Tokyo
Original run October 5, 2004 – ongoing
Episodes 168 (as of April 23, 2008)
Related works
  • Bleach, musical based on manga
  • Bleach-related video games
  • Bleach: Memories of Nobody and Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, animated feature films

Bleach (ブリーチ Burīchi?, romanized as BLEACH in Japan) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo that has appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since August 2001.

Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student with the ability to see ghosts, and a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki. The early parts of the story focus mainly on these characters. As events unfold, the story begins to delve deeper into the world of the gods of death.

The manga series has been adapted into an animated television series, two OVAs, two animated feature films, a rock musical, numerous video games, and a collectible card game. Compilation volumes of the manga have sold over 40 million copies in Japan, and have reached the top of manga sales charts in the United States. The manga received the Shogakukan Manga Award for its shōnen title in 2005, and the anime has been nominated for several American Anime Awards.

 

 

Synopsis

Ichigo Kurosaki as he faces an attacking hollow, Fishbone D.

Ichigo Kurosaki as he faces an attacking hollow, Fishbone D.

The story opens with the sudden appearance of Rukia Kuchiki in Ichigo Kurosaki’s bedroom. She is surprised at his ability to see her, but their resulting conversation is interrupted by the appearance of a “hollow”, an evil spirit. After Rukia is severely wounded while trying to protect Ichigo, she intends to transfer half her powers to Ichigo, hoping to give him the opportunity to face the hollow on equal footing. Ichigo unintentionally absorbs almost all her powers instead, allowing him to defeat the hollow with ease.

The next day, Rukia appears in Ichigo’s classroom as a transfer student. Much to his surprise, she appears to be a normal human. She theorizes that it was the unusual strength of Ichigo’s spirit that caused him to absorb almost all her powers, thus leaving her stranded in the human world. Rukia has transferred herself into a gigai — an artificial human body — while waiting to recover her abilities. In the meantime, Ichigo must take over her job as a Soul Reaper, battling hollows and guiding lost souls to Soul Society. (more…)

April 22, 2008

The Chorincles of Narnia : Prince Caspian

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Prince Caspian (2008) Poster

 

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One year later, the Kings and Queens of Narnia find themselves back in that faraway wondrous realm, only to discover that more than 1,300 years have passed in Narnian time. During their absence, the Golden Age of Narnia has become extinct and Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines and is now under the control of the evil King Miraz, who rules the land without mercy. The four children will soon meet a curious new character: Narnia’s rightful heir to the throne, the young Prince Caspian, who has been forced into hiding, as his uncle Miraz plots to kill him in order to place his own newborn son on the throne. With the help of the kindly dwarf, a courageous talking mouse named Reepicheep, a badger named Trufflehunter and a Black Dwarf, Nikabrik, the Narnians–led by the mighty knights Peter and Caspian–embark on a remarkable journey to find Aslan, rescue Narnia from Miraz’s tyrannical hold, and restore magic and glory to the land.

 
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
 
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Adaptation
 
Release Date: May 16th, 2008 (wide)
 
Distributors:

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

 

 
Production Co.:

Walden Media

 

 
Studios:

Walt Disney Pictures

 

 
Filming Locations:

Ireland
United Kingdom (Pinewood Studios)
New Zealand
Prague (Barrandov Studios)

 

 
Produced in: United States

movie.yahoo.com

April 21, 2008

The SAW V

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Overview

Director:

David Hackl

Writers:

Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA) more

Production Notes/Status:
Status:
Filming
Comments:
Filming starts March 17th
Status Updated:
13 March 2008
Note:
Because this project is categorized as being in production, the data is subject to change; some data could be removed completely.
Synopsis
Jigsaw is dead…Amanda is dead…and Hoffman lives on to carry on Jigsaw’s deadly work. More exposition of John Kramer’s past. The newest cast member is in the role of LUBA, a city planner who comes from a wealthy family…played by Meagan Goode(imdb.com)

Plot details

The plot details have not yet been revealed, although in an interview with IGN, Patrick Melton revealed that Saw V will explain what happened to Corbett, the daughter of Lynn Denlon and Jeff Reinhart, following the conclusion of Saw III that left her in danger.[7] An interview with Tobin Bell revealed that the origins of Billy the puppet and his red tricycle would be further explained after having the story’s roots planted in Saw IV.[8] Also, in an interview on June 13, 2007, Tobin Bell teased that he would not be surprised if the character of Cecil made a reappearance, and that the pieces of flesh taken from the victims in the form of a jigsaw puzzle might be explained.[9] According to director David Hackl, one trap can potentially kill the actor meant to be placed in it, and so paramedics will be standing by while filming; Hackl joked that the trap would truly test the actor, just like Jigsaw tests his victims.[10]

In the Saw IV DVD commentary, Darren Lynn Bousman stated that the glass box trap,[11] which was originally planned to be used in Saw IV, will be further explored in Saw V.[12] The glass trap was only shown, not used, in the final cut of Saw IV.

Development

Saw V is being written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan,[4] and the film went into production after Christmas 2007.[5] Filming began on March 17 in Toronto.[1] The fourth week of shooting has ended. Meanwhile the second trap scene is filmed, which according producer Mark Burg is the best trap they have filmed so far. Recently the 23rd day of filming has ended.(wikipeia.org)

April 20, 2008

Jumper

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Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Doug Liman
Produced by Simon Kinberg
Lucas Foster
Jay Sanders
Stacy Maes
Written by David S. Goyer
Jim Uhls
Simon Kinberg
(screenplay)
Steven Gould
(novel)
Starring Hayden Christensen
Jamie Bell
Rachel Bilson
Samuel L. Jackson
Diane Lane
Max Thieriot
AnnaSophia Robb
Music by John Powell
Cinematography Barry Peterson
Editing by Saar Klein
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
New Regency Productions
Release date(s) February 14, 2008
Country United States
Language English
Budget USD$85 million

 

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