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VALKYRIE is coming December 26th, 2008!!!

Hey folks, Harry here -- Just got off the phone with an official at MGM that called to let me know that VALKYRIE - which was once set for release on October 3rd, then moved to President's Day in February - well... it has again been moved. Due to the strength of their recent test screenings, they seem to feel the film is strong enough to play in the Holiday season. I'm hoping that MGM is going to push VALKYRIE as a possible Awards Film - by releasing it on December 26th of this year! That's right - KWANZAA is going to have some Hitler assassinating awesomeness! Speaking of which, I recently picked up a fantastic CD of music that's related to all of this.

I love weird old music and when I saw this CD - I had to own it. Instantly. It has some crazy Woody Guthrie stuff, the classic DER FUEHRER'S FACE by Spike Jones and an amazing AMERICAN DEFENSE by Son House. My favorite piece though is "Round & Round Hitler's Grave" by The Almanac Singers. It's just so pleasant when you here a folk song about cutting Hitler's head off. I know that has nothing to do with Singer's VALKYRIE, but I'm just thrilled to see a positive move on the release date - and the confidence to make it a contender in the Awards season! This is great news!

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  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Isn't this

    by buffywrestling

    because of the kerfuffle at UA with Paula Wagner?

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Captain Panaka opening date...

    by BNITT

    Was hoping the Captain Panaka spinoff movie was going to open on this day. Then we finally see the true reason why he was a such cynical, eye patched bastard.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Valkyrie needs food...

    by Cheif Brody


  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    sure there was a test screening...

    by I87D

    that was so good, they had to move up for awards consideration. uh-huh. right. i totally believe that. Question: was the test screening anywhere but the "we need good buzz" dept at MGM/UA? Didn't think so...

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I'm glad

    by Brendon

    That's all I can say. I loved the script, and trust Singer and team implicitly.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a cool CD

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Bring on the THUNdaaaaa!

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    this is great news

    by zapano

    can't wait to see this

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Tommy needs an oscar so he can greenlight M:I-4

    by SpencerTrilby

    Or maybe they're gonna pit him against Heath for the supporting category thanks to Tropic Thunder? Too bad I'll never see a Cruise film on theaters again, Chris McQuarrie reportedly made a good job. Shame.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Almanac Singers = Pete Seeger's band

    by chrth

    Just in case anyone didn't know.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Wasn't this supposed to be out in June?

    by Rev. Slappy

    Before it got bumped to October?

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST


    by BeeDub

    They don't kill Hitler.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST


    by CharyouTree

    thanks for for the spoiler man geez!!

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST


    by Mr.Meanie


  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    That CD does sound quite awesome!!!

    by Crackles

    Folk music is my favorite!!! I fucking love Woody Guthrie!!

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Great news

    by mefrog

    Hope the word of mouth is as strong as they say

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Great news and wise move by MGM

    by Gungan Slayer

    This is really great news. I've been waiting to see this film for sometime now, and on frequent occasions MGM has given this film dubious release dates, but I think a Christmas release date is perfect for this type of film. Hopefully it won't suck now, cause it's an awesome story.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST say I don't give a shiet.

    by tylerzero

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I thought the Valkyrie trailer looked pretty good actually

    by newc0253

    but nevermind that - let's all bitch and moan about the accents...

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    hopefully no more homosexual subtext

    by Prossor

    that plagued xmen 1 and 2 and superman returns, hopefully singer will leave those things at home this time, the s&m outfits, the bulging crotch superunderwear at asscrack level, the leather cape, the "why wont society accept our ways" cryfests.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look bad.

    by mrfan

    Saw a special on the Military Channel where they reenacted the bombing. Pretty interesting stuff. If Hilter had been standing fully upright or even a few feet one way he would have died.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Happy for you, HEADGEEK

    by decypher44

    But I'll be sitting this one out. Again, the only movie I will break my embargo on that has Tom Cruise is Tropic Thunder.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Valkyrie and The Spirit = 2 biggest bombs of Christmas

    by Live.

    lol. Cruise's ego moves the release date for the fifth time. Nothing says Christmas Ho Ho Ho, like eye-patched, SoCal-accented Nazi dramas. <p> Fincher's Benjamin Button will be using Valkyrie as toilet. Ho Ho Ho.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Read: Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

    by aceattorney

    It's a fantastic novel.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Benjamin Button will be using Valkyrie as TOILET PAPER

    by Live.

    Mustn't forget the paper part. Ho Ho Ho.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Is Tom Cruise still attached to...

    by mrfan

    the sci-fi movie that the guy from BSG is writing?

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Move back because it's good...

    by Heckles

    ...or moved back because it's shit and needs another dozen edits and a few pick-ups?

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST

    does Tom dance in this one too?

    by antonphd

    he was funny in Tropic Thunder... dancing was kinda stupid though. but his ass was owned by Matthew McCantspellhisname. his small part was the funniest in the movie for me. 'please don't fire me'

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:20 p.m. CST

    "Need to counteract all the bad buzz about this film."

    by zacdilone

    "Do you care when it's released?" "Hell, no--just get it over with." "Then release it the day after Christmas and tell everyone it's for award season" (winks) "Holy crap, that's a great idea."

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST


    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Film still reeks of crapness, but the feedback must have been positive for that kind of change. I'm an easy touch for war movies, so I'm still gonna see it, regardless of that dead weight Tom Cruise, and my growing belief that Bryan Singers entire career is actually Christopher McQuarries.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    So we can take a break from returning Christmas gifts

    by The Winged Doucheman

    To watch Nazis?

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Does this have anything to do with Paula Wagner getting axed?

    by The Winged Doucheman

    UA needs a hit like a crackhead needs a hit.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Right now, I'd take Valkyrie well over Button

    by RandySavage

    Fincher is the superior director, and the reviews are still out, but as it stands now, I'd rather pay to see a big-budget ensemble thriller about the assassination of Hitler than a 3-hour, depressing romance with Pitt and Blanchett.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Santa is an anagram for Satan.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Captain Panaka

    by Prossor

    that story needs to be told, and the origin of his pure alabama black snake.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Button will own this films ass

    by Turd Furgeson

    Do you want a a fantasy romance adventure for Christmas, or a homoerotic misogynistic tale about Adolph Hitler acted with a bunch of dudes playing Germans with American accents? No fucking contest...

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST

    I think this movie might be good.

    by TooWhippy

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Would love to see Hitler on Ice.

    by mrfan

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 8:10 p.m. CST

    "Valkyrie shot the potion!"

    by TooWhippy

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Hey Valkyrie!

    by Liquid Meddle

    "SPREKEN ZEE DICK!" ..Hahahaha..

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay


    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack Is An Anagram For

    by georges garvaren

    Banging By Ricks Ex. Why would you do that to Rick!? I expected so much more.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Celebrate XMAS with Hitler!

    by executiverocker

    Goes right along with the turkey

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Is that the message they want to send the world?!

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Super tight!

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    But that's for another movie. A better one, too, without a doubt.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Nothing makes me less excited than a Brian Singer film!

    by ecko1929

    The guy is an overrated hack! Nuff said!

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:17 p.m. CST

    good now Singer can start on Superman.

    by Redfive!

    And F-U to all the Superman Returns HATERS.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    The ONLY Date ------->>>>

    by medicinaluser

    Where a bunch of them anonymous types wouldnt be out protesting it I guess.....the Xenu haters must be getting desperate, though I actually wonder why they hadnt come up with this before.Oh regardless this will suck more than a 10 cent HO and be the final nail in the midgets career.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    A Brian Singer Film - The Recipe

    by Spacesheik

    A Brian Singer film? Hmm, that equals to 48 seconds of action, homoerotic angst, antiheroes shunned by society and beaten by thugs,and anticlimaxes featuring hospitals. Is MGM still releasing that Tom Cruise TOP SECRET! still - the one with the baggy pants and the patch?

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST


    by BurgerTime

    Now Eichmann! now, Gobbels! now, Goring and Himmler! <p> On, Kaufmann! On, Mengele! on, Riefenstahl and Rudin! <p> But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight, <p> Happy Christmas to all, and a smashing Third Reich!

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Released Dec 26th 2008....

    by Yeti

    Pulled, yanked, torn, limps out of theatres by Jan 29, 2009. Trust.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I love these people who are "boycotting" Tom Cruise movies

    by I Dunno

    and feel the need to explain that fact at every opportunity. They're the same self important douchebags who bleat on about their precious tax dollars and property values. No one cares.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Chief Brody...that made me laugh out loud

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    " about to die."

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Sometimes I feel like...

    by Stormshadow4life

    I just want to punch Harry in the face.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Ja or Nein?! Ja or Nein?!?!

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    when are they gonna make a Wolfenstein movie...

    by dioxholster

    all we need ia another video game movie so we can kick ass.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Tom: "Show me ... zee deutschmarks." <p> Adolf: "Show me .. zee deutschmarks." <p> Tom: "Show me .. zee deutschmarks." <p> Adolf: "Show ME zee deutschmarks." <p> Tom: "Show ME zee deutschmarks." <p> Adolf: "Show me zee deutschmarks!" <p> Tom: "Show me zee deutschmarks!" <p> Adolf: "Show me zee deutschmarks!!" <p> Tom: "Show me zee deutschmarks!!" <p> Adolf: "Show me zee deutschmarks!!!" <p> Tom: "Show me zee deutschmarks!!! Show me zee deutschmarks!!!!!! Shooooowwwwww meeeeeeeee zeeeeee deutschmarks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" <p>

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by medicinaluser

    Its the main reason am hoping it belly flops like a fat man hitting a small puddle.Dont wants a Singer directed Superman.Oh and Harry is either having a laugh with the awards thing or hes deluded or or hes a plant.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Santa is not Satan, mother fucker!!

    by antonphd

    red skinned black horned pitchfork and a pronged tipped tail. nothing even close to red and white fluffy chubby singing sleigh driving saint of christmas. one gives you gifts based on how good you were for the year. one trades fame and pussy for your soul. there are no similarities. how the hell dipshits like you fucking get them confused is beyond me. besides the fact that there's not even really a satan in the first place. what the fuck? did santa drop some coal in your stocking once? you shouldn't have blown your cousin then. don't do the crime if you aren't gonna deal with the coal in your stocking. it's not difficult. fucking liberals.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    "there's not even really a satan in the first place"

    by BringingSexyBack

    And there's really a Santa? <p> What a moron.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST


    by antonphd

    what??? you HAD to know I was fucking around with that post!

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I was watching gymnastics and reading Chrism's posts and had mental overload ...

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    At Christmas time, the world sings praises to decorated pine trees. Few people realize that tree worship began in ancient heathen Babylon. Jeremiah 10:2 reads, "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold..." The whole concept of decorating a tree at Christmas time is pagan in origin, not taught in the Word of God. Christmas is not taught in the Bible. In fact, God doesn't even tell us the date when Jesus was born. It's not an issue with God. The important message is that God sent His Son into the world to save sinners. The main message that we should recognize is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Aug. 13, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Xenu: Warrior Princess

    by Magma Suit

    Am I the only one who, despite his off camera insanity, still enjoys Tom Cruise as an actor?

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST


    by hollywoodsummers

    If there was a test screening then where was it and when will we see a review here for it... a review that doesn't reek of leaves and bark!?

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST

    If we're looking ahead to Awards season...

    by LoneGun

    ...I hope THE DARK KNIGHT gets some well-deserved love from the Academy. The music, the cinematography, performances, even the make up, and let's not forget the powerful directing. This film was a cinematic triumph.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Trailer looked...

    by AlibyebyeEssmob

    ...awful, with Cruise looking supremely ridiculous, eyepatched in a Nazi uniform. This is not going to be good.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST


    by SuperBurgerBat

    There was a review here from a screening the other day. Do a little research.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

    hollywoodsummers must be on vacation

    by Sgt Rock

    reviewed here last week - who's got the link?

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST


    by deanbarry

    Agreed. Now that Singer has Cruise vs Hitler off his slate, maybe he can move forward with the next Superman installment. Move forward OR hand the reigns to someone else for godsake!!! Just get a damn move on!

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    on the subject of memes

    by eXcommunicated

    Is "Blew up Hitler" this year's "Little Miss Nuked the Fridge"? Like, "That movie really Blew up Hitler, didn't it Bob?" "It sure did, Carl."

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST


    by eXcommunicated

    Christmas ITSELF was a pagan holiday. Take THAT to the bank.

  • Because he could not. How do I know ? Oh wait, he's done it before and it was SO WRONG on SO MANY LEVELS. New Superman movie please.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Harry, could you use this CD cover as your new wallpaper?

    by future help

    please? this ID4 one has been collecting mold.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    will we get more of Tom yelling "Cunt!"?

    by future help


  • Aug. 14, 2008, 1:48 a.m. CST

    hitler drinks tom cruise's milkshake

    by palinode

    HE DRINKS IT UP.<br><br>That reference already feels old.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Cruise needs to change his name to

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Boxofficepoison McCouchjumper

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Panaka didn't have an eyepatch

    by Frogurt

    Panaka didn't have an eyepatch (Ep 1). In Ep 2 Typho was the similar dude with an eyepatch. Now please excuse me as I go shoot myself in the face for knowing that and posting.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Valkyrie trailer looked pretty good...

    by codymr

    with a great supporting cast... even with cuckoo Cruise - love him or hate him you have to admit that the man can do smoldering intensity. Cruise looks somewhat like the real guy to too (PhotoShopped picture or not). As for Singer, I think he is a solid director; The Usual Suspects and X Men 2 are stand outs in my mind. Even Superman Returns was well handled. And before everyone gets on my butt about this, let me explain: Singer had a very difficult job because he had to satisfy at least two distinct groups. There are the cinema fans of Donner's 78 classic and then there are comic book fans who understand the modern material that has progressed and the mythology rewritten at least twice since 78. What we got is a compromise... a film that was good (77% on Rotten Tomatoes) but not great because it tried to serve two masters. My hope is that now that SR serves as the link to the original franchise, the Man of Steel will give Singer the chance to update the story and make it new and fresh and use the mountains of comic book material that has been created since the late 70's. That's if The Man of Steel ever gets off the ground. Anyway, looking forward to a good WW2 thriller... I hope Valkyrie surprises people.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 3:10 a.m. CST

    From the director of Superman Returns

    by kwisatzhaderach

    One of the worst movies ever made. Bryan Singer will never win a Best Director Oscar.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 3:21 a.m. CST


    by deanbarry

    kwisatzhaderach..hand in your geek card.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 3:52 a.m. CST

    makes me wonder

    by Holgi65

    what the Inglorius Tarantino soundtrack is gonna luck like.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Yup, they're all shocking directors. I still think Superman Returns is terrible though - a film where every creative decision went south.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    In the immortal words of Mr Mortensen: "If I want your opinion, i'll give it to you."

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 4 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Just to clarify, I didn't say it was the absolute worst movie ever made, just one of the worst ever made. In fact, i'm getting angry just thinking about the pain of sitting through it.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Adolf Hitler and the Chamber of Secrets

    by Nice Mr Death

    Would rock

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Cool post. Undobtedly much of my dislike for Superman Returns stems from the fact that the original Superman was one of my formative cinema experiences and many elements of it, Chris Reeve, Hackman, Brando, Glenn Ford, the beautiful opening 40 minutes, Unsworth's photography, Williams music and the loving, epic treatment of the myth, have stayed with me over the years. SR is a well made film, in that it is competently designed and shot. The script, however, is appalling. The structure is all over the place, there's not one memorable line of dialogue. With a bad storyline and script there's nowhere for the film to go. The leads are bland (particularly Bosworth) and the relationships unbelievable. Spacey's Luthor is a pale imitation of Hackman's. Singer's action sequences are poor, he doesn't have the chops to pull off exciting action sequences. I could go on, but won't (the superkid). I agree that a Burton film would have been worse as his sensibilities seem to be diametrically opposed to what Superman is all about. In the end Superman Returns is a bad film and if I say its one of the worst films ever made it's probably a reflection of how much I was looking forward to the film and how badly I was let down.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 5:13 a.m. CST


    by schnide

    If this was a negative piece about the film opening in the holiday season, would you have been made to pull it?

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 5:20 a.m. CST

    I would've watched an MGC directed Superman

    by David Cloverfield

    SR may not be the worst movie, but it's my most hated movie of all time.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 5:52 a.m. CST

    I Like Singer And I Hope Valkyrie Does Well

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Although given it's subject matter, the best they could hope for is to break even. But I hope Singer has realised his strengths and weaknesses. He's really quite an old fashioned director and I don't think he has the love for cgi that would be required to truly represent the scale of Superman's powers. Not just lifting and moving fast, but actually making enjoyable story points out of what can only be shown with computer graphics. Superman needs a director who loves visual effects laden stories and delights in the cgi rather than seeing it as another thing to worry about.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Superman Returns would have been better

    by YeahSureWhatever

    If they would have included footage of Valerie Perrine's yabbos.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Boxing Day Massacre

    by Iowa Snot Client

    This is the Studio's lame-ass present to the postman so they don't have to buy him a real gift.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Soundtrack must include BOCs ME262

    by fireclown

    "g-force disaster in the rate of climb. . . ." Damn song has been in my head for weeks.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST

    I think Cruise has earned an Oscar on several occasions...

    by DanielKurland

    Magnolia, Collateral, Eyes Wide Shut. I don't know, I think he's done a lot of good work.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Can't decide whether BSB...

    by DocPazuzu currently involved in his most prolonged joke ever or has finally gone completely BOI-OI-OI-OI-OING...

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    But it's a given in the first place that all those movies you listed would be shit. Superman Returns had the potential to be good and blew it. I haven't seen Beowulf, Mummy 3 or the remake of The Hitcher, and never will. There wasn't one enticing image in any of the trailers for those films.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST

    re pagan Christmas trees, etc.

    by DocPazuzu

    As every sensible person knows, the pagan trappings of Christmas were incorporated in order to make Christianity more acceptable to pagan peoples, not to cover up some sort of satanist plot. Hell, they even changed the date.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Add Born on the Fourth of July to that list.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Apologies, just assumed that last post was meant for me! haha

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST

    This is bloody marvellous news

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    I have been looking forward to this movie for some time. What a wonderful ensemble cast this movie has! I also find Mr Cruise's inclusion in the proceedings to be of interest.<p>And we must never forget that, despite his sons, this is the director of Usual Suspects. Let us not forget this!

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST

    My error

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    My post was intended to read "despite his sins" although the mistake caused me to chuckle somewhat when I read it back.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Everyone slips up once in awhile...

    by pleasebanme

    And fuck all of you that have forgotten that Singer is DIRECTLY responsible for the new wave of excellent comic book adaptations. Seriously, every director that has decided to take the characters seriously and every producer who allowed the source material to have some dignity were reading the X-men (2000) playbook. And before The Dark Knight, X2 was the greatest comic book movie of the last twenty years(although I won't argue if you say that it's Spider-Man 2). Without Singer's version of X-Men there would have been no Spider-Man, no Batman Begins or TDK, and no Iron Man. And yes, SR was a piece of shit, but a) 1 bad film after four stellar ones, including one of the best crime thrillers of the 90s, ain't bad and b) who fucking cares, Superman is boring anyway and no one will ever outdo the 78 version. And to those complaining of the gay subtext: get over yourselves. Persecution and victimization are INTEGRAL to the themes of X-Men. Yeah, it was excessive in SR, but compare Singer's level of gay to Shumacher's.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    Pulling out too soon

    by skimn

    Wasn't Titanic rumored to be a train wreck because of delayed release dates and/or re-shooting or whatever? Valkyrie could be a good historical based thriller. If it's anything like those Alistair MacClean thrillers I loved from the sixties, it could be cool. And those who can't seperate Cruise's personal life and beliefs, or Bryan Singer sexual persuasion, from their films, need to relax.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Don't support Scientology by giving this movie your money

    by Drunken Rage

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    They are masters of deception. For every hidden element of their Luciferian design, they have a contrived "origin" to fool the people. Do not be fooled. Open your mind's eye!!!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    The song 'Mr Hitler'...

    by LordPorkington

    I wonder if it's the same song they used in the old English tv series 'Dad's Army'? It has the lyrics 'Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler? If you think old England's done' as sung by Bud Flannagan.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Box Office Failure

    by Luscious.868

    This movie will fail at the box office. Cruise' star has fallen, and rightfully so. He's a freaking nut case and now everybody knows it.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Who really cares about date changes?

    by BG7

    Did anyone REALLY have doubts about this film simply because of the date change? This isn't exactly like Darkness being left sitting on the shelf. And don't we all complain when movies are rushed through production, simply to meet a date?

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST


    by Luscious.868

    It wasn't X-Men in 2000 that laid the ground work for the new waive of Comic Book movies that took their subjects seriously. It was Blade in the late 90's. The success of that film is what laid the groundwork for X-Men to finally be made. Look it up.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    X2 will always be a phenomenal movie

    by mefrog

    and superman returns will always be a bland one. Singer is still hit or miss for me and that's the reason I'm giving him another chance.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    They should really reboot Superman

    by samurai sark

    I mean, Valkyrie ! Woo Hoo! Tom might get an Oscar! Wow! Ok, for real though, Singer should be pretty steamed at himself for that debacle of Superman movie he produced <br><br>Ruined the X-Men Trilogy by ditching it, and then ruined the Superman film by making it his own personal "I have a crush on Superman" Story. Sad sad sad. <br><br>I mean, Superman deserves way better than he got with "Returns". Is Ridley Scott too busy?

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    "Don't support Scientology"

    by skimn

    Am I to burn my Pulp Fiction DVD? Blow Out is one of my favorite DePalma do I live with the guilt and shame? Travolta's been in Scientology since at least the mid '70s. This don't support Scientology by going to see Tom Cruise movies is ridiculous.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    nobody called anyone

    by ArcadianDS

    This was posted yesterday to, and about 15 websites picked it up and wrote about it 24 hours ago.<p> Unless you're telling me that MGM's list of 'people to call asap' is so long, that it takes 24 whole hours to get down to Harry Knowles on their list, then Im calling this update complete lying bullshit.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Hitlers Ass Boils Send In The Cruise

    by Darth Jackass

    I think Tom Cruise is gonna recieve a heep of good will for the Tropic Thunder performance, which is what the studio was hoping for before releasing VALKYRIE. Now the film can stand on it's own without the Tom Cruise ick factor, which has been following him through his last few film's. For me I can't wait to see this! Personal life aside the guy has made some great films & is good at what he does, & the trailer looks good. Good vibrations on this one messa thinks.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Glad I made ya laugh, Nasty...

    by Cheif Brody

    I guess the was my way of saying..."VALKYRIE GOTTA EAT!" <p> To this day, the GAUNTLET video game haunts me. Actually...a live action GAUNTLET movie would have me more interested than Tom's VALKYRIE! I'll wait till it hits HBO. <p> Can't wait to see him in Tropic tho...I hear he's great.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    M-o-M, Re: Kenneth Brannagh directing

    by skimn

    Do yourself a favor, or don't, and skip the Sleuth remake. There's is surely talent in front of and behind the camera, its just a misguided take on a great original.<p>Anyone recall the reincarnation thriller he directed, that costarred his then wife? I remember that fondly.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST


    by bobjustbob

    is an anagram for DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY!

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST


    by dingus khan

    ...i'll believe it when i don't see it.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    MoM : Carice van Houten

    by Flying Spaghetti Monster

    you sir are right!

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Jerk Worthy Nude Scene

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Singer should make a Xena movie.

    by teethgnasher

    That would be very interesting.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    BSB you crack me up

    by DoctorWho?

    I am convinced you are pulling our collective leg here! It's SHEER GENIUS the way you can tie EVERY social or cultural event and mainstay to some multi generational, omnipotent,monolithic, cabal-led conspiracy. I picture you waiting, gleefully for one of us to take the bait. Masterful! We stand before a true artist my friends.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    BSB = Rhorshach?

    by ArcadianDS

    next he'll be telling us how Hitler's reign of terror was an attempt to kill masks. Also, an anagram for moon is Tom Cullin

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    how to get the guy on the cellphone

    by ArcadianDS

    Saw Hellboy II this past weekend - no no i saw it on opening night but family members had not and because its a large family, they like to wait for movies to hit the $4.00 theater - you know, the one with the chairs whose vinyl is patched with black tape and the floor is generally as flat as an ice rink.<p> anyway some fat assed farmer two rows ahead gets a cell phone call and proceeds to chat in a normal "im alone in a room" voice for 5 minutes. Someone two rows further up turns around and shines a huge lantern flashlight directly into his face. The fat farmer guy says, "gotta go some jackass is shining a flashlight in my face." and when he hung up, dude with the flashlight turned it back off and turned around.<p> might have been my favorite moviegoing experience ever. So here's my advice: going to a movie? pack a little hi-power flashlight.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    A Response To Skimm's Message

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    You are talking about Dead Again, sir. It is a very good movie which I also remember with some degree of fondness although my eyes have not embraced it for some time.<p>It also features the stellar Derek Jacobi amongst the cast who is always marvellous, no matter which role he portrays.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    The decision to change the release date has nothing to do with t

    by -guyinthebackrow

    ... screenings, and everything to do with the fact that Paula Wagner just got fired from UA.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    People who talk during movies are heathens

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    I despise them with my soul. Such people are surely destined for the ninth circle of Hell and, if I had my way, they would promptly remove themselves from dignified society.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    I had a comic book when I was younger

    by ArcadianDS

    mid 80s or early 90s. It was an 'oversized' comic book almost as big as an unfolded newspaper. And while it had recurring stories, each issue seemed to have random stories in them. I remember one being about a time travelling assassin from the future where the world is dominated by Nazis and their flying robotic metal blimps. The story is told almost entirely via text boxes where the main character is telling us what is going on in a 3rd person monologue voice-over. It talks about having to go back in time to set things back to the right way - to stop someone from enabling Nazi Germany from winning WW2. In the final panes, the main character's sniper scope zooms in to Hitler making a public speech and you think, "aha she's gonna assassinate Hitler and stop Germany cold." but then the scope pans up and zeroes in on ANOTHER TIME TRAVELLING ASSASSIN who is there to shoot Hitler. And she shoots and kills him. In the epilogue, it says something to the effect of, "a living monster is less of a danger than a dead martyr." and then she blinks back out of the timeline.<p> It was a very very well paced and well done comic story where, despite the predictability of the synopsis, as a reader you don't really see the M.Night twist coming - my point? I'd rather watch that movie instead.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    That sounds most interesting ArcadianDS

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    I would very much like to read that comic, should the name of it resurface in your memory.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I will just watch Yes Man

    by The Winged Doucheman

    and pleasure myself into a Christmas stocking.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I take desperate measures to never go to a normal theatre

    by mefrog

    It's usually Drafthouse or nothing for me, because they enforce their fucking no talking policies. Of course, I'm moving to Boston in two weeks so I'll be outta luck finding a theatre that actually gives a shit about their customers... any suggestions?

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    That's why I'm going to marry Byran Singer!

    by 1922

    [hopefully no more homosexual subtext] by Prossor Aug 13th, 2008 06:37:01 PM _______ that plagued xmen 1 and 2 and superman returns, hopefully singer will leave those things at home this time, the s&m outfits, the bulging crotch superunderwear at asscrack level, the leather cape, the "why wont society accept our ways" cryfests.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Ahhhh, yes, I remember Dead Again.

    by rbatty024

    Fine film. When Emma Thompson started to be freaked out by the random appearance of scissors my friend and I started to think of all the absurd ways the filmmakers could include scissors in every scene. The game finally ended when I suggested they have Kenneth Brannagh drive up in a car with scissors with wheels and bluntly state to Thompson about the car: "practical: no, but stylish: yes."

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    KWANZAA rules! does anyonw know anybody thats celebrates it?


  • Aug. 14, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Here's a snippet from a current New York Observer article ... what it shows is that Obama is a true independent/outsider whose candidacy is a threat to the Rothschild-led Luciferian Zionist Illuminati stranglehold on our two-party dominated republic. In other words, he represents *true democracy* and not government by and for the Satanic elite: <p> Defiant Clinton Women Refuse To Support Obama <p> High-Class Hillraisers Still Irate About Barack: ‘She Will Be Nominee’ <p> by Jason Horowitz | August 12, 2008 | Tags: PoliticsBarack ObamaHillary ClintonLynn Forester de Rothschild <p> This article was published in the August 18, 2008, edition of The New York Observer. <p> Getty Images <p> Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild doesn’t look like a radical. <p> Surrounded by bike paths, ponds and the Atlantic Ocean in her Martha’s Vineyard farmhouse, not far from where Bill and Hillary Clinton usually summer, the lifelong Democrat and Clinton fund-raiser opened a laptop to her “Together4Us” Web site, an online petition that features Hillary Clinton looking luminous above a series of demands made of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. <p> Ms. de Rothschild, 54, dressed in matching blue pants and sweater, blond hair tucked behind her ears, said she plans to send copies of the more than 6,000 signatures she has collected to superdelegates, Mr. Obama, his top officials, Howard Dean and officials at the Democratic National Committee, on Aug. 18—the Monday before the Democratic convention. <p> And she’ll be there, at the convention, to help press those demands, she said, especially including a dramatic overhaul of the nominating process by which Mr. Obama won the primary. She said she was well aware of Mrs. Clinton’s efforts to get Mr. Obama elected, as well as the efforts of the Obama campaign staffers, whom she said she liked, to appease Mrs. Clinton’s supporters. Despite it all, Ms. de Rothschild does not plan to vote for him. <p> “I think it’s difficult for him to fix it because of the judgments he’s made in the past and his lack of experience,” she said, adding that there was really nothing Mrs. Clinton could do about it. “If we are dissatisfied with Obama as a potential president, Hillary cannot be expected to change our minds.”

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Does that ring a bell ala Lucifer, the Light Bearer? Well, it does to me!

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    i updated in my pants

    by Joker Gordon Levitt<br><br>I wonder if all the hype surrounding this film will help. I mean, sure, the more we talk about it, the more curiousity will set in and raise the ticket sales. But the expectation for this thing not to be a complete turd will be enormous. Risky move for Tom Cruise, who has one foot in the industry grave since the Oprah mess. If this bombs, kiss Tommy C goodbye. He'll end up starring in his own autobiography on HBO

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Someone close to you said oe more flop and it's over

    by Broseph

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    by Broseph

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Bravo Sir!

    by DoctorWho?

    Like the fine brushwork of a master painter. Marvelous sir!

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    " Singer's level of gay to Shumacher's." LOL! That is the funniest quote of the week for me. Batnipples and all!

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Just can't get past the American and English Accents from the "N

    by grievenom

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    from the "Nazis"

    by grievenom

    that should have read. If buzz is good leading up to the release though, I'll check it out.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Die Die Valkyrie.

    by Andre the Frog

    By Michael Bay Wagner.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Really, this should be followed by three sequels

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    They should be entitled "Warrior", "Wizard" and "Elf".<p>If someone has already made this joke (which would certainly not suprise me), I do appologise.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    They told me there is an embargo on reviews of this movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Only give a shit if Bruno Ganz plays Hitler

    by picardsucks

    I love Bruno Ganz as Hitler, he should run for Chanellor of Germany dressed as Hitler.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Lois Lane in SR

    by ScantyGeoduck

    A cunt. Why? Why not spunky and endearing? This bitch acted like she was from Toronto or something. And Clark Kent? He looked like a fuckin male model in his civilian clothing. Whaaaaa? Why? Please, why? Singer's movies are big, bland affairs. The only image that stays with me is the shot of Lois' feet, unless i imagined it. Pretty feet.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I'm so glad about this news...

    by viola123

    This, "Revolutionary Road," Body of Lies" -- Yes!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I am amazed...

    by codymr

    that people are calling Superman Returns one of the worst movies ever made. It was no classic for sure... But YEESH! have you seen Superman III or IV?! You can honestly say with a straight face that SR is worse than the Pryorific part III or the Nuclear Mantastic part IV? The series may never top Donner's original or even the mixed bag that was Part II (Donner's stuff was great/Lester's not so much), but SR is not even the worst Superman movie, never mind the worst film ever made.

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Richard Pryor skiing down the building

    by Prossor

    was by itself more enjoyable than all of Superman Lifts.

  • Aug. 15, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Katie looks like a dude?

    by Wiseguy7777

    captboulder said: "Will Katie Holmes finally go bald if this film fails? She looking more like a dude everyday, folks. A sad, skinny dude." You might wanna check out these pics of her at the Tropic Thunder premier:

  • Aug. 15, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Are you sure you weren't just seeing what you wanted to see, Pro

    by Demetrius

    I don't recall the crotches in Singer's films being any more bulging than in most superhero flicks.

  • Aug. 16, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Hey, maybe, just maybe this is good?

    by Roketopunch

    Everyone is blasting this film. You have not even seen this. Maybe, just maybe SInger will make up for that big, fat, steamy, corn filled turd called Superman Returns.

  • Aug. 17, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    You know Tom's being very serious when he starts nodding during his dialogue. He means business, folks.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Let me guess, the release was changed to winter...

    by Paul T. Ryan

    ...Just so UA could avoid endless jokes about "Springtime For Hitler". Either way, it has TC-the-cult-nutter in it, so I'll wait for it as a weekly DVD rental instead.