THE HOST premieres it's trailer and poster here!!!
Hey folks, Harry here... this film is one of the finest genre efforts this year - world wide. An exemplary film from South Korea. Here's the premiere of The British Quad and Trailer! It opens in the UK on November 10th. Enjoy...
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Oct. 10, 2006, 8:40 p.m. CST
they took down Mirajeffs unwholesome review of the Grudge 2??
Oct. 10, 2006, 8:39 p.m. CST
Can't wait for the host of course !
Oct. 10, 2006, 8:46 p.m. CST
by georges garvaren
This looks like it might be as good but I would rather watch Penelope Ann Miller act like a scientist.
Oct. 10, 2006, 8:53 p.m. CST
people were really ragging on that one, I wanted to see his response. did AICN pull a review because of negative talkback reaction?
Oct. 10, 2006, 9:01 p.m. CST
US Release date? Anybody know?
Oct. 10, 2006, 9:32 p.m. CST
by Larry of Arabia
Isn't that the answer to every huge monster problem?
Oct. 10, 2006, 9:58 p.m. CST
dont be a jerk
Oct. 10, 2006, 10:03 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
Oct. 10, 2006, 10:15 p.m. CST
by Lord Bullingdon
Oct. 10, 2006, 10:32 p.m. CST
Wow, is that trailer ever wrong for this movie. It's not a horror, it doesn't ever try to be.
Oct. 10, 2006, 11:23 p.m. CST
by Bob Cryptonight
Because we need a movie about him...to explain why he sucks to bad.
Oct. 10, 2006, 11:43 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2006, 11:45 p.m. CST
Monster movies are just fucking awesome - and we seriously don't get enough of them. Relic could have been the defining film of the genre, but they totally weanied out not only with the original script, but with the reshoots to avoid an NC17 (fucking worthless MPAA). Anyway, this looks interesting, but ultimately I just don't care if Koreans get eaten by a giant crocodilian slug monster. Nothing against the monster, of course.
Oct. 11, 2006, 12:13 a.m. CST
IT'S (as in "it is") NOT THAT HARD TO REMEMBER.
Oct. 11, 2006, 12:18 a.m. CST
I'll go see it. But like most international flicks it will probably be pushed to DTV. A shame really :/
Oct. 11, 2006, 12:30 a.m. CST
Was a very very very good little monster flick. Great creature, good cast, tense, dark, bloody. Frankly, I think its one of the best.
Oct. 11, 2006, 1:20 a.m. CST
Since the director already made the masterpiece Memories of murder, I can't wait for this one! By the way, biggest hit of all time in South Korea (13 millions tickets sold in a 45 million citizens country).
Oct. 11, 2006, 2:10 a.m. CST
Oct. 11, 2006, 3:04 a.m. CST
I love shit like this.
Oct. 11, 2006, 7:44 a.m. CST
Couldn't we just change the locale of this movie to NORTH Korea and have this be a patriotic, heroic film? It'd be some bizarre Rambo-esque, survivalist niche filled. "Our Last Hope...A Creature Made From Soap"
Oct. 11, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST
I'm ready. Where and when?
Oct. 11, 2006, 9:48 a.m. CST
Oct. 11, 2006, 11:21 a.m. CST
by Free Squares
November 10th it is.
Oct. 11, 2006, 12:54 p.m. CST
I like the trailer (people run away from monster, then people run after monster) and the poster ("monsters attacking from underneath" just cant be done often enough for my liking). I hope they shot most of the film in really dark sets to make the spiderpoodog creature really mysterious. Also that the sound bursts my eardrums everytime the monster pops up on screen. Thats a sure sign of a scarey movie. Cannot. wait. to. see. this.
Oct. 11, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST
by Free Squares
Oct. 11, 2006, 1:46 p.m. CST
Saw this at the TIFF and was easily the best I watched at the festival. Equal parts funny, intense and heartbreaking. Highly, highly recommended (and the tone is so different than you might expect going in).
Oct. 11, 2006, 2:53 p.m. CST
then I'm OUT. Yeck, what a pile of crap that movie was.
Oct. 11, 2006, 4:23 p.m. CST
This doesn't look half bad from a giant creature on the loose stand point, and all that particular stand point entails. I'm concerned that kaiju flicks shouldn't go cg tho, or should they. I can't make up my mind. Negadon looks insanly good. but that's 100% cg. If this does well enough, Japanese monster movies are certainly going to follow. as much as I love their work, their cg in movies hasn't gotten to our levels yet for some unknown reason, and the result often compromises the look and feel of the film. As ridiculous and silly as their suits can get, they retain and fulfill a certain charm throughout their films, though you may have to be a true kaiju fan to love it. I'm liking the direction of this film based on the trailer. I'll be hoping it lives up.
Oct. 11, 2006, 11:45 p.m. CST
The grudge review was harsh, but then, seeing it pulled along with Grudge 2 banners is totally questionable. Here it is again for posterity: MiraJeff is horrified by GRUDGE 2, but not in a good way!!! Greetings AICN, MiraJeff here to look at The Grudge 2 so that you don’t have to. In case your unnecessary shitty sequel alarm didn’t go off at the first mention of this thing, let me tell you, The Grudge 2 is a shitty, unnecessary sequel. I’d tell you about the plot if there was some vague semblance of one, but alas… the problem starts at the top. Sam Raimi, is this what’s passing for horror these days? Why even put your name on this thing, it’s an embarrassment to your legacy. I love those Spiderman movies you make. I’m a big Evil Dead and Darkman fan too, and I thought A Simple Plan was the 2nd best movie of ‘98. So what the fuck, dude? Are you going to sit idly by and allow Ghost House to become a production company on par with After Dark or Platinum Dunes? I mean, what’s the point of having a production company that specializes in genre films, if you’re going to crank out half-assed, lame brained sequels like this one. I know you didn’t visit the set so you probably had no idea how bad this movie was going to turn out, so I can’t really blame you, but why even associate yourself at all with this turd-burglar. Next time just say, I respectfully pass and good luck with your bad idea. Stephen Susco, I sat behind your VIP table at the after-party. You seemed like a cool enough dude. Your career is on the up and up. So what were you thinking? This film is a mess, full of jump scares that DON’T EVER WORK. I mean, you’d have to be blind or retarded or both to not see this shit coming. And how about some resolution, or did Sony tell you to keep the door open for another sequel so they can greenlight it 4 days after this one makes an assload of green when it opens on Friday the 13th. I mean, make a decision Stephen, that’s when screenwriters do. They don’t simply rely on the sound engineer to pump up the volume to get the audience’s blood pumping. Choose one of the three stories in this thing to focus on. Are we following Amber Tamblyn, who plays Sarah Michelle Gellar’s sister? Or is it Arielle Kebbel’s character? Or the family with the little boy who makes horrible decision after horrible decision and doesn’t even have boobs to back it up? Takashi Shimizu, congratulations, you have now made the same movie 5 times in a row. You’re either Michael Bay or Woody Allen, I dunno. Dude, move on, find another story to sink your teeth into. You’re obviously a master of visuals and tension, so why not find a project worthy of your considerable talent. How long can you hold onto The Grudge? Use your eye to make something hard-hitting, like Oldboy. Or go hardcore all-out like Miike. Do a Masters of Horror, or something like Three Extremes, because this Grudge idea is exhausted. And what is the point of casting three hot young actresses and then making them all look like utter shite. Kebbel is a Mandy Moore-lookalike model type and I wouldn’t even talk to the fugly character she plays in this movie. It’s not Monster, and yet she went all Charlize on us, except she forgot the whole acting thing. And Tamblyn, you are a rising star in Hollywood, get those friggin’ teeth capped. You have a nasty snaggletooth and must be the only Hollywood actress I would refuse a hummer from. Guess I won’t have to worry about an offer like that after that sentence. I knew a really hot girl in high school with that problem and we called her The Mangler behind her back. I know a great Beverly Hills dentist if you’re interested. Shimizu, why cast a cool Japanese actor like Edison Chen, who played a young Andy Lau in Infernal Affairs, and then turn him into a watered-down Asian stereotype. Why make the character Asian at all if you’re going to give him nothing to work with. And not that it would’ve helped, but isn’t his reporter character supposed to fall for Tamblyn. I mean, that is what happens in these movies. What’s the matter, the higher-ups wouldn’t allow a little interracial romance to spice things up. And how about a shred of humor, just one joke, that’s all. Even those Ring movies had that creepy kid you could laugh at for acting like he was 60 years old. Meanwhile, Buffy, you had the makings of a decent franchise going, and then opted not to return for the sequel to a movie that opened at $40 million so you could take on “Revolver” which is now something called “The Return?” And then you had to act ugly and crazy and wear bad makeup for five minutes. Done, paycheck please. I mean c’mon, why even agree to the glorified cameo? It’s not like you need the money. Your career is finally on track. I’m geeking my pants to see Southland Tales. So why even bother with The Grudge 2? And Sony, did you even know what you were greenlighting? You just saw some box office figures and said, gee, we need more of that. Do whatever it takes to get it. So basically Susco, Raimi, and 12 other monkeys sat in a room for hours on end and came up with the whole Karen is still alive but now her sister is in trouble? Give me a break. You started out strong with the frying pan scene, although I’m not sure why we revisit it and throw off the chronology of the whole movie, which was another poor editorial decision. Others include the scene with the bitchy blonde girl who pisses herself in the locker room. What is this, Last House on the Left? How horribly out of place and inappropriate for PG-13. If you see a ghost, scream or run or something. Does she really need to piss herself and show it running down her leg like her water broke? And second, Jenna Dewan, you already starred in Tamara this year. Let’s try to limit it to one terrible horror movie a year please. Everyone knows that if you chug milk like that, you’re going to puke. So what’s the point of that scene? The answer is, there was no point to the scene, or for that matter, your character. I mean whose idea was that? Did they think the audience would find it shocking, or completely baffling? And what was the point of that shitty diary with the pages that turn themselves and an eye like some Egyptian hieroglyphic. The Grudge 2 is a like a boil that needs its bubble burst. It’s total garbage, with no semblance of a story. There are no new scares or cool set pieces, we just get the same groaning, croaking voice and lots of black hair and blue hands that come out of nowhere. I hated how characters just disappeared, with no explanation or official police investigations, they just were there one second, gone the next. Give me some death steeped in the real world. This is such an embarrassment, it isn’t even worth a rental. It is without a doubt, absolutely, mind-numbingly horrible. And it’s not like I was expecting that much considering the original Grudge wasn’t very good either, and only served to give Ju-On a bad name. Sony, you’re having a banner year. Even Gridiron Gang was decent. But this is about as acceptable as the Yankees’ playoff exit (haha scumbags). Until you show me something halfway scary or at least watchable, I’m gonna have to hold a Grudge against you, and consider yourself warned, if you fuck up 30 Days of Night, God will smite you. This movie is pathetic and you should be ashamed of yourselves. That’ll do it for me, folks. I hate writing reviews like this, I really do. But I speak the truth and anyone who argues that this movie is worth its budget has shit for brains. I’ll be back soon with reviews of Catch A Fire and The Prestige. Til next time, this is MiraJeff signing off…
Oct. 15, 2006, 3:01 a.m. CST
Wicked film - you have got to see it. It is released in the US on January 26th and if you want to see my review of the film, check it out at http://www.koreanfilm.org.uk/17.html
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