Japan's soccer fans have never been shy, but this group seen at a 2010 FIFA World Cup match doesn't just push the envelope, it tears it a new one. This is what you get when cosplay culture combines with unbridled enthusiasm and then spills out all over the world stage. Insane pope posse? Berserk bowling pins? These guys make David "gotta support the team" Puddy from Seinfeld look like a rank amateur.
The "Gangrene of 4" was captured in full fanatic glory during Japan's 1-0 win over Cameroon last
Monday, June 14th. Three of them are fully decked out in what appear to be Pope Benedict's bloodstained polo pyjamas while the fourth seems to be channeling Zippy the Pinhead on an acid trip gone terribly, horribly wrong.
According to 3yen, "These Japanese pope hats read Yamato Damashi, the traditional way to say 'Japanese awesomeness.' No argument here, and whether you think the gaudy get-ups are good, bad or something for which a term hasn't yet been invented, they ARE undeniably awesome.
I actually saw a few seconds of these fans while watching a SportsChannel recap of the game, and wondered "WTF did I just see??" Seriously, forget the boring soccer, someone needs to give this group a show of their own: call it Surreality TV.
Let's just hope the Japanese team maintains their winning ways at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. I'd hate to see this quirky quartet miserable, inconsolable or drunk... or all of the above. (via 3yen and Gawker)
Twilight Saga Eclipse Movie Details:As Twilight Eclipse News are coming day by day.Everyday we found new news from twilight point of view.And Now there is a good News for Twilight point of view is that the premier date of eclipse which is the third episode of Twilight Saga is announced.You can found the premier date and more info about Twilight Below.
Eclispe will take place on June 24, 2010. There was word circulating yesterday that the premiere would be held at Grauman’s Chineese Theatre on June 24, but our confirmation from Summit specifically stated that the location hasn’t been finalized. So don’t book your plane tickets just yet! But go ahead and save the date
As Posters and pictures keep on mysteriously appearing online it was inevitable that a trailer of some footage would show up. So we are proud to present you one of the scenes of the new Twilight 3 Movie Trailer Eclipse! Includes Xavier Samuel and the filming crew, basically he has the role of Riley and is attacked by a fellow monster and overwhelmed in the blink of an eye by werewolf or vampire?? Who knows we’ll have to watch the movie for that!! Fellow fans enjoy the trailer!
We will be seeing the third book placed under the motion picture. This chapter is going to be showing a lot of blood and fighting as Victoria gets closer and closer to Bella, and the feud between Jacob and Edward continues to deepen. Who will remain to be her love? As if you guys don’t know. Watch the Official Twilight Eclipse Video Clips right below.
18. The Last Airbender
Starring: Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz
Director: M Night Shyamalan
Release Date: 2nd July 2010
Possibly the most divisive movie on the list. Shyamalan is loved by some and loathed by others, but there’s no denying that The Happening was an all-time low, resulting in some declaring The Last Airbender a flop before hearing a single line of dialogue. But it’s not just the Shyamalan apologists that are praying for this movie to be good, it’s fans of the source material. Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of Nick’s most popular shows, a well animated, action-packed, humorous and intelligent piece of television with a mythos to rival Star Wars and an appeal well beyond its target demographic.
Many still struggle to cast aside fury at the thought of the racist controversial casting, but with teaser trailers and teaser images cropping up, anticipation is building.
17. The Book of Eli
Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis
Directors: Albert & Allen Hughes
Release Date: 15th January 2010
You didn’t know you wanted a post-apocalyptic showdown between Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman, but the guys that made Menace II Society did, so they went ahead and made The Book of Eli for you. It’s about, naturally, the titular book, a tome that may be the key to man’s salvation. Denzel defends the book, Oldman does the opposite. Comic Book artist Chris Weston did design work for the film, and says on his blog that ‘you’ll get to see Denzel Washington kick serious arse in this film… ‘Man on Fire’ is a mere taster compared to the righteous vengeance he rains down on the scum in this film’. We recommend ‘rains down on the scum’ become a phrase that you use regularly, not only because you’ll sound epic, but to familiarise yourself with the concept so as to prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed when you witness Mr Washington in all his arse-kicking glory.
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The new movies of 2010. It doesn’t sound like a real year does it? 2010. More like something that appears on a title card at the beginning of a movie. It sounds like the future. It sounds like you need a crazy, wild-eyed old man and a flux capacitor to get there, but you don’t, all you need is patience.
Unfortunately, we at Movie Moron are impatient as all get out. Screw patience. We’re already looking ahead to 2010 and its silver screen offerings, and we’d like you to join us. We’ll be your crazy, wild-eyed old man. Below is a list of our 20 most anticipated movies, 2010. Pay attention, Marty…
20. Cop Out
Starring: Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott, Adam Brody, Jason Lee
Director: Kevin Smith
Release Date: 26th February 2010
Cop Out is the first movie from Kevin Smith that he hasn’t written himself. It’ll be interesting to see how he takes on someone else’s material while no doubt retaining his distinctive voice. The concept appears to be a straightforward buddy comedy about a couple of cops but Smith should be able to elevate the familiar ground he has to cover. Maybe elevate isn’t the right word, more like bring it down to his level. Whatever he does, we can’t wait to see it and that’s why Cop Out makes the list.
Director: Rian Johnson
Release Date: TBC 2010
This movie is a bit of an enigma. Still in the very early stages of development, little is known about the project plot-wise, and there are no stars attached. In fact, it’s the only film on the list with no actors on board, so the fact that it even makes the list says a lot. It says we love Brick, we really like The Brothers Bloom, and we are super-stoked to see Rian Johnson tackle an ultraviolent time-travel movie. Rian Johnson builds worlds, he takes ordinary surroundings and injects them with the uncanny, and he does this in high school movies and con-men movies. What is he going to do with a sci-fi movie, a genre where such mish-mashing and world-building is de rigueur?
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Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron and starring Sam Worthington,Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, and Michelle Rodriguez. The film is set in 2154, when humans are mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on Pandora, a lush moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system. The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi—a humanoidspecies indigenous to Pandora. The film's title refers to the genetically engineered Na'vi-human hybrid bodies used by a team of researchers to interact with the natives of Pandora.
Development on Avatar began in 1994, when Cameron wrote an 80-page scriptment for the film. Filming was supposed to take place after the completion of Cameron's 1997 film Titanic, for a planned release in 1999, but according to Cameron, the necessary technology was not yet available to achieve his vision of the film. Work on the language for the film'sextraterrestrial beings began in summer 2005, and Cameron began developing the screenplay and fictional universe in early 2006.
Avatar was officially budgeted at $237 million. Other estimates put the cost between $280 million and $310 million for production, and at $150 million for promotion. The film was released for traditional two-dimensional projectors, as well as in 3D, using the RealD 3D, Dolby 3D, XpanD 3D and IMAX 3D formats, and also in 4D. The stereoscopic filmmaking was touted as a breakthrough in cinematic technology.
Avatar premiered in London on December 10, 2009, and was released overseas on December 16 and in North America on December 18, to critical acclaim and commercial success. The film broke several box office records during its release and became the highest-grossing film of all time in North America and worldwide, surpassing Titanic, which had held the records for the previous 12 years. It also became the first film to gross more than $2 billion. Following the film's success, Cameron stated that there will be at least two sequels. Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards, includingBest Picture and Best Director, and won three, for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction.
Rarely has a movie inspired a debate as caustic — or as sexually divisive — as Sex and the City 2, a comedy of fashion and privilege that’s being dismissed by critics as shallow and ridiculous, and embraced by fans as a female fantasy that men cannot understand.
Male and female audiences are often separated by subject matter, but Sex and the City 2 is doing more than that: When I saw it on a recent weeknight, I was one of two men in the audience of some 100 women. Warner Bros.’ exit polls show 90 per cent of the opening weekend audience was female, compared to 83 per cent for the first Sex and the City film.
The sequel follows its four characters — Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) — as they reach mid-life and have new problems, none of them involving not having enough to wear. Typical problem: Carrie’s husband, Big (Chris Noth) buys a TV set for the bedroom so they can watch old movies together. Carrie takes this as an attack on her marriage and retreats to her old apartment, which is less fabulous than her present one, to recover.
Most of the movie is set on a trip to Abu Dhabi, where the women live in a palatial hotel, have cute servants and luxury cars, bring their Western attitudes toward sex to this sexually modest country, and wonder at the Arab women wearing veils. (Samantha comments it would cut down on their Botox bills.) Some viewers say their views of the Muslim women are a fair representations of Western curiosity and attitudes; others complain that they’re disrespectful and vacuous.
The movie both celebrates the aging of women, or at least tolerates it (Samantha is shown sweating out her menopause) and turns most encounters into a striving for youth (Samantha tries to have sex with every attractive man in sight). An American branding expert named Adam Hanft, who runs a marketing company, says the movie reinforces fundamentalist stereotypes that Americans are decadent, superficial, materialistic robots.
He calls it capitalism at its most self-centered.
“I don’t know if it’s going to make a lot of money, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it created a lot of terrorists,” Hanft said in a statement. “If I were running recruiting for the Taliban or Al Qaida, I’d put clips of it in every online video.”
Hanft (who declined through a spokeswoman to be interviewed) is on the fringes of critical response, but he’s not alone in his extreme reaction, one that sometimes cuts across gender lines. For instance, Canwest News Service film critic Katherine Monk gave the film three stars, saying, “The cast deserves most of the credit for making a lot of the blue humour, genital jokes and vulgarity palatable through character depth and dramatic emphasis, but it’s still a weak victory for the movie — as well as the gals.” On the other hand, Roger Ebert started his review by writing, “Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of Sex and the City 2 are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world which rarely requires three sentences in a row. Their defining quality is consuming things. They gobble food, fashion, houses, husbands, children, vitamins and freebies. They must plan their wardrobes on the phone, so often do they appear in different basic colours, like the plugs you pound into a Playskool workbench.”
Some women see such critiques as a typically male reaction. “I still don’t understand WHY SO MANY GUYS bother to watch this movie and then BOTHER US with their comments,” one London woman wrote on the Mail Online website. “Seriously, just go watch your football and macho movies with bombs exploding all over and just let us watch Sex and the City. We love it, just GET OVER IT.”
Part of the reason for the sexual differences is that most film critics are men, and some of them are using Sex and the City 2 to sharpen their blades. Rex Reed of the New York Observer wrote a classic hatchet job: “Dragging its deplorable carcass into infinity, Sex and the City 2 is so bad you can’t even watch the trailer. . . . The women — too old now to pout, whine and babble about their wet dreams, affluent and successful for reasons that are never clear — are all vain, narcissistic, selfish, superficial and really rather stupid. . . . The insipid screenplay and catatonic direction seem chloroformed.”
Such harsh reaction — the movie scored a very low 17 per cent on the Rotten Tomatoes website that aggregates reviews — may be part of the reason that the $70-million movie made a disappointing $51 million on its first three-day weekend, down from the $57 million earned by the first film.
Sex and the City 2 is a 2010 romantic comedy film, the sequel to the 2008 film Sex and the City, which is based on the HBO TV series of the same name.
The main cast atteneded premieres, two of which were held in London, England on May 27th and in Tokyo, Japan on June 1st.
The film was released on May 27, 2010 in the United States and May 28, 2010 in the United Kingdom. The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Chris Noth, who reprised their roles from the previous film and TV series. It also features cameos from Liza Minnelli, Miley Cyrus, and Penélope Cruz.
The story begins with a flashback to how Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) first meets Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis), and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) in the heyday of Studio 54.
LOS ANGELES — In the opening scenes of “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” a wise man cautions the title character, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, not to take on too much. The warning: “You’re just not ready for this.”
The words proved an omen for Mr. Gyllenhaal in real life over the weekend, as an effort to recast him as an action hero — a star capable of anchoring a big summer movie — ended in disappointment. “Prince of Persia” sold an estimated $37.8 million in tickets in North American theaters over the holiday weekend, a weak performance for a film that cost about $200 million to make and carried global marketing costs of more than $100 million.
“Prince of Persia,” from the producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Walt Disney Studios, entered the market in second place. DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek Forever After” was No. 1 in its second week, with a strong $55.7 million, an indication that positive word of mouth has followed the film’s so-so box office start. Premium-priced 3-D tickets also helped. Total domestic sales for “Shrek Forever After” now stand at $145.5 million.
The other new release of note, “Sex and the City 2,” was third, with about $37.1 million, according to Hollywood.com, which compiles box office statistics. Warner Brothers released this R-rated sequel, which cost about $100 million to make, on Thursday to grab any fans who planned to travel over the holiday. Adding in Thursday sales, “Sex and the City 2” sold a total of $51.4 million.
Scathing critical reviews for the latest installment of this long-in-the-tooth franchise may have dented its appeal. Sales for the first five days of “Sex and the City 2” were down 24 percent, compared with its predecessor.
“Prince of Persia,” based on a video game, started rolling out in international markets on May 21. Its global box office take now stands at $133.3 million. “We had a sensational weekend overseas,” said Chuck Viane, Walt Disney Studio’s president of distribution, noting solid returns in Russia and China in particular.
Mr. Viane said he hoped “Prince of Persia” would get a boost in North America as the school year concluded in coming days. “I think we’re going to have a pretty good ride,” he said.
Even so, Prince of Persia” has a Herculean climb to profitability if you factor in supersize paychecks for Mr. Bruckheimer and others, and the 50 percent cut taken by theater owners.
What went wrong? Theories abound. The sensitive Mr. Gyllenhaal dived into the role, growing his hair long and chiseling his physique. But he has primarily found success in movies tailored to a narrower audience.
Films based on video games don’t have good track records. And, Mr. Viane said, “an unbelievable collision of sporting events” over the weekend may have hurt the picture too.
Marketing may also have played a role. Feedback from test audiences before the film’s release was hugely positive. When turnout is poor after good test screenings, it often suggests that the public doesn’t like what it sees in the marketing materials. Disney fired its top marketing executives in a management overhaul late last year and has only recently installed a new team.
“Prince of Persia” is the third box office letdown in a row from Mr. Bruckheimer, whose last two films were “G-Force” and “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” His next, a fantasy starring Nicolas Cage called “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” is to be released July 14.
“Iron Man 2” (Marvel Entertainment) was fourth in earnings over the holiday weekend, with about $20.6 million, giving it a new domestic total of more than $279 million. “Robin Hood” (Universal Pictures) was fifth, with about $13.6 million, bringing its domestic total to $86.3 million.
Over all, domestic ticket sales stood at $182.2 million for the weekend, a 15 percent decline from the same period last year, according to Hollywood.com.
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