part two can be seen here
Can newer versions be better? You be the judge.
Dredd 3D opens today, and the fan verdict is in – it’s a definite step up from Mega-City One’s last cinematic bow in the Sylvester Stallone/Rob Schneider buddy flick Judge Dredd. So yeah, you may think you’re allergic to reboots, but in fact, some of our favorite films have been new stabs at an existing franchise. Here are five prior faves.
The Punisher: War Zone. We love Thomas Jane, who took the character extremely seriously, but unfortunately the movie surrounding him didn’t (the skull shirt came from a beach-side souvenir shop? Really?) and John Travolta’s incessant fiddling with his pipe was distracting. The followup, starring Ray Stevenson, played everything as a wonderfully sick joke, basically Jason Voorhees with guns. (We’re keeping this list to features – otherwise, #DIRTYLAUNDRY could have been #1 with a bullet.)
The Mummy. Jack Pierce’s makeup on Boris Karloff is iconic – so much so that many people forget it’s barely in the movie, and Karloff spends most of it pretending to be just a regular, contemporary Egyptian. Universal’s 1999 update – which made Rachel Weisz a star and launched Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson into Hollywood in its sequel – occasionally veers into camp, but the many digitally altered faces of Arnold Vosloo – and his scarabs – were never less than threatening.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. You probably started sharpening some blades of your very own upon seeing this on the list, but here goes: Tobe Hooper’s original is groundbreaking in the way it presents events in a matter-of-fact, believable style, but its pacing is a real killer. Leatherface’s reveal is amazing and the dinner party rules, but then all of a sudden the movie’s almost over after endless build-up. For sheer filmmaking, Marcus Nispel’s remake, with its grimy, steamy filters and perverse patriarch in R. Lee Ermey, gives a better-structured story and looks like the greatest house of horrors ever. You may yell at us now.
Casino Royale. While you could argue that James Bond gets rebooted every time a new actor steps in, Daniel Craig’s first time out finally gave us something of an origin story, with a more brutal Bond reflecting Ian Fleming’s portrayal of him in print. And as for the “original” Casino Royale movie – yeah, we kinda dig the incessantly catchy theme tune, but the half-baked parody – which simultaneously presents David Niven, Peter Sellers and Woody Allen as wildly differing James Bonds, then kills off everyone at the end – works better in theory than practice.
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn. Probably the only major sequel that’s also an insta-reboot, due in part to the fact that Sam Raimi couldn’t legally obtain the rights to reuse footage from the first film, so he had to re-shoot key scenes to set up the story. More significantly, though, what had been straightforward horror before was newly played as comedy, with this movie’s Deadites channeling The Three Stooges‘ Moe more than Romero. It was a savvy choice that remained the tone inArmy of Darkness and the spin-off video games, making Bruce Campbell a cult star and proving surprisingly forward-looking: those claymation zombies in part one don’t scare us much any more, but the Chin and his boomstick always make us cheer.
Chock-a-block with hi-def heroes, fantastic films and merry mutants
That’s (Just)Incredible! –Prepare to have your mind blown and your fancy tickled. Justin Willman, host ofMagic Meltdown on the Nerdist Channel, is bringing his one-man magic show, Tricked Out, to LA’s Club Nokia on Saturday, Sept. 29th, 2012, at 8:30pm. Tickets start at $15 in advance and can bepurchased here, but if you’re feeling like some free stuff, say “Alakazam!” and enter our giveaway for your chance to win a pair of tickets. The contest goes until Thurs, Sept. 27th, 2012, so make sure you enter and go toFacebook, Twitter and Google+ to get extra chances. Act fast before these tickets…disappear.
Vintage Vigilantes – Holy Nostalgia, Batman! Our friends at eBay are having a honey of an auction from now until Sunday (Sept. 23rd). A veritable treasure trove of classic Golden, Silver and Modern Age comic books as well as one-of-a-kind figurines are available as part of their Fall Comics Fest. There are some truly astonishing finds here, including several issue #1s, rare and obscure titles and a whole slew of things signed by the man himself, Stan Lee. If you really want a piece of comic book history, check out this excellent-conditionCaptain America Comics #1 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby from March 1941. Who needs a car or college tuition when you have Cap decking Hitler? Excelsior!
Films Both Fantastic and Festive – More awesome in your face than any other week during the year, it’s once again time for Fantastic Fest!For eight straight days, the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX becomes the haven for all things amazing with the largest genre film festival in the world. Sci-fi, horror, fantasy, actions flicks and more are shown for the eager masses to devour like a dragon eating a robot (it could happen!). This year’s films of note include Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie 3D, Rian Johnson’s Looper and Doug Benson’sThe Greatest Movie Ever Rolled. For a full breakdown of the greatness, check out Luke’s preview on Nerdist.com.
It’s Coming Right At You!! – If you can’t make it to Austin but can make it to Los Angeles this weekend, you can treat your peepers to The Fifth Annual 3D Film and Music Festival. This three-day (fitting) celebration (starting today and going through Saturday, Sept 22nd) will offer 14 3D features and 40 3D shorts, as well as panels, 3D gaming and live music. Ticket information can be found right heuh! World premieres will include War of the Worlds: Goliath in 3D and Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-animation. The whole thing is hosted by badass nerd Thomas Jane and will honor movie pioneers Roger and Julie Corman. You’ll be totally immersed in stereoscopic stimuli.
The X-Men of Hilarity – If you want your entertainment so three-dimensional that it’s actually people standing in front of you, and to laugh your face off in the process, then you want to see Comedy MutantFriday night (Sept. 21st) at 8:30pm at Club Nokia as part of RIOT LA. Started and headlined by Brian Posehn, this amazing stand-up show features Arj Barker, Kyle Kinane, Fortune Feimster, Ron Funches, Sean Patton and the Nerdist Network’s own resident weirdo Pete Holmes! You literally cannot beat that amount of funny; don’t even try! In case you missed it, Brian was on the Nerdist Podcast along with Pete, Ron and Fortune to talk about the festival and about comedy in general. Guess what; it’s hilarious. For tickets to Comedy Mutant, go here! We’re taking bets now on which comedian will use optic blasts.
The Walking Dead Wins Emmy For Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup
This weekend, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences held the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys, and The Walking Dead was honored with the award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for the Season 2 Premiere “What Lies Ahead”.
The award — the second Emmy for The Walking Dead — was presented to Special FX Makeup Designer and Co-Executive Producer Greg Nicotero and his KNB EFX team, who together bested stiff competition from FX’s American Horror Story, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, HBO’s Game of Thrones and ABC’sOnce Upon A Time.
Mad Men and Breaking Bad are still up for a number of Primetime Emmy Awards across categories such as Outstanding Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress, which will be presented during a ceremony airing Sun., Sep. 23 on ABC.
The Walking Dead returns Sun., Oct. 14 at 9/8c on AMC and is not available on DISH.
first off I am so against award shows its not even funny…more than anything I know I will never win one.
but if we had to pick the winners this is what we would pick
Best Film Gran Torino hands down the best film of the year only second by the wrestler
Best Lead Actor Mickey Rourke for the wrestler its not a second coming its just showing how a real actor works
Best Director Danny Boyle for slum dog millionaire, Clint Eastwood did a great job on Gran Torino but he doesn’t need another award give it up to the indie guy
Best Animated film Walle if you didn’t like this film you have no pulse
Best supporting actor Robert Downey Jr. in tropical thunder …just give him any award he is the best working actor in the Biz right now!!!!!
thats all the awards I care to mention time will tell and see
The series centers around Dan Vasser, a newspaper reporter living with his wife Katie and young son Zack in San Francisco. For an unknown reason, one day he begins jumping backward in time. He soon learns that each series of jumps follows the life of a person whose destiny he seems meant to change. Dan’s jumping affects his family life and his job, and instills suspicion in his brother Jack, a police detective. While in the past, Dan reconnects with his ex-fiancée, Livia, whom he had believed was killed in a plane crash but is actually a traveler like him.
Dan’s “shifts” through time occur seemingly at random. The only indication he has to an oncoming jump is a feeling in his head which varies from right before he jumps to several seconds of warning. Dan appears to have no control over the shifts. The first jump is typically several decades into the past; through a series of jumps, he jumps nearer to the present, usually years at a time.
we highly recommend this series!
watch it here