Showing posts with label Hollywood Apocalyptica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hollywood Apocalyptica. Show all posts

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hollywood Apocalyptica: World War Z Official Trailer

Originally slated for a December 2012 release, Paramount's World War Z has been pushed back to next June. The move was made when the rough cut of the film came in and the studio decided some reshoots were in order and even hired Damon Lindelof of Lost fame to rewrite the third act. Those reshoots took place over seven weeks in September and October. Now, while a week or two or even three of reshoots on a big-budget pic are actually pretty common, seven is pretty ridic and would certainly indicate a film in trouble. I tend to believe this side of the story, but I've gotta tell you, the zombie action in the trailer looks pretty sick.

 Starring Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos (the ginger chick from The Killing) World War Z is based on the book by Max Brooks and directed by Marc Forster (Monster's Ball). Check out the three-minute trailer below:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Red Pill: Apocalyptic TV, Food Riots, Big Foot, Jupiter Explosion, and the Best Places to Live in America

After a short hiatus, the Red Pill returns. The new and improved dosage is stronger than ever! Here's your heady dose of reality. Bottoms up.
Hollywood Apocalyptica: See something eerie about all those commonly-themed TV shows? Notice how your cable company is re-airing random apocalypse-like films like Mad Max or The Road. It's not a coincidence according to... Apocalyptic TV: Art Imitating Life Or Predictive Programming? Seriously, what's the deal with the constant bombardment of Apocalypse-type of entertainment? Sure, Hollywood loves to beat a dead horse until it's disintegrated, but at some point you have to wonder if TPTB are slowly conditioning us for the inevitable Armageddon? (Alt-Market)

Big Foot: It's been a while since we had a really good Big Foot sighting. But you'd think they'd be able to snap a clearer photo, right? (Disinfo)

Digital Media: Is this just another frivolous lawsuit from a bored Hollywood meathead actor? At first glance, Bruce Willis' lawsuit might will get overlooked as utter bullshit, but if you dig beneath the surface, there's a legitimate story here about who really owns digital property... in this case... Willis' MP3s. Yes, the star of Die Hard and Pulp Fiction, Bruce Willis, wants to sue Apple so he can pass along his downloaded song on iTunes s to his family members. Willis has thousands of dollars worth of music on various iPods. That kinda makes sense. In the past, you inherited your dead relatives vinyl collection, or thousands of CDs. So why not pass along digital music? (Telegraph)

Food Riots: Be prepared to have to fight an angry mob to get food. The craziest and most deadly riots that will strike America in the upcoming years will be caused by soaring food prices. That's when millions of hungry and out-of-work people will start raiding grocery stores in the middle of the night. Read more about the food riots are coming! If you think this is all a bunch of baloney, then check out this piece by Ferfal: Supermarkets Looted in Spain. (The Truth Wins, Surviving Argentina)

Banksters: File this one under: No shit, Sherlock! Audit of NY Fed Reveals Technocrat's Creation and Cover-Up of Global Financial Crash. Of course the Fed is going to do everything possible to cover-up its role in the global financial crisis of 2008. (Occupy Corporatism)

Drowning in Debt: Debt. It's everywhere. Sleazy politicians lacking fiscal responsibility want to keep kicking the can down the road and we the people are stupid enough to keep allowing them to do it. The tagline in this article sums it up best.... "Too Much Government Debt Hurts the Economy... But Too Much Private Debt KILLS It." Read it now... 138 Years of Economic History Show that It’s Excessive PRIVATE Debt Which Causes Depressions. (George Washington's Blog)

Survival: Ever think about moving to someplace else? Worried about surviving the upcoming zombie Apocalypse? Not to fear because here's an article on the best place to live in America, which includes the pros and cons for all 50 states in the Union. (Economic Collapse Blog)

Jupiter: What the hell hit Jupiter the other day? What caused those explosions? Was it a small comet or asteroid? Is Earth a sitting duck too? (Truth Behind the Scenes)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Waffles Report: Red Dawn

Holy crap have you read that the latest immigration statistics say that Asians are the number one immigrant population now. Specifically mentioned are Chinese immigrants.

Does anyone have bad flashback to Red Dawn here?

What has been the number one problem with China taking over the entire world? Obviously, it is the ability to move huge amounts of troops across the ocean and invade the United States. In the movie Red Dawn they snuck a godzillion Chinese into Mexico and invaded from the south. The premise of that movie might be totally ridiculous but this new immigration threat is not.

I mean seriously the Chinese military think tank was probably sitting around one day and thinking of ways to get their vast armies onto our shores. Throwing out ideas like giant hover crafts, and huge alien cities to transport troops and then the new guy pipes up and says "Hey, why don't we just send them to America through the immigration process."

Total silence followed by little tyrants high-fiving each other.

If you think the Zombie Apocalypse is a scary thought think about all those Chinese restaurant workers coming at you in a tide of yellow butcher knives chopping you to bits and giving new meaning to the words: Sum Yum Gui. Beware my friends. It was bad enough that Mexico was annexing California and Texas beneath our very eyes but this Red Communist threat is really scary!

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Moon Conspiracy Cinema: Apollo 18

Here's the film Apollo 18, which suggests aliens inhabit the moon, plus lots of other top secret things are going on up there that the public has no clue about.

Watch this ASAP before the YouTube police takes it down.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011

11.11.11: Hysteria, Good Luck or Fate?

November 11, 2011 is a universal date because Americans and Europeans write their dates differently. Americans use the Month/Date/Year format, whereas Brits use the Date/Month/Year format.

Superstitious gamblers love the date because they feel they'll get an extra edge over other gamblers. Numerologists have been predicting 11/11/11 as a key date for a doomsday event. And Occultists point to the date as a significant time to conduct bizarre rituals.

So what exactly is going to happen on 11/11/11?
Egyptian officials closed down the Pyramids because of fears that random weirdos will show up and conduct rituals at 11:11.

Hollywood is capitalizing on the potential hysteria by releasing a horror movie using the date as the title -- 11-11-11. It's about Heaven's 11th gate.

Degenerate gamblers feel their luck will change on 11/11/11 and will flock to casinos in droves. Across America, lottery sales are significantly up. A dollar and a dream... or maybe $11 dollars and $11 million dreams?

If you want to be married on a date you'll never forget, then Las Vegas is the most popular place to get hitched. According to, Vegas chapels will experiencing their biggest day of the year.

Speaking of Vegas, or rather, just outside of Vegas... a YouTube user thinks the Hoover Dam will be the scene of a false flag attack and get blown up by a small nuke because it will be a "birthing ritual" by Occultists and part of the Illuminati's NWO. Ummm.... okay, I know the $50 bill has some spooky shit on it, but the Hoover Dame blowing up seems a little too far fetched for me.

For fans of the film mockumentary Spinal Tap, they'll be happy to know that 11/11/11 is officially Nigel Tufnel Day.

Ahrcanum has a thorough breakdown of 11/11/11 hysteria and events.
So, no matter what happens... don't forget to make a wish when the clock strikes 11:11.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Gold, Secret Weapons, Annunaki, and 2012

According to this video created by a former CIA/NSA consultant... the elites in power gobbling up gold and trying to figure out how to use an ancient device/secret weapon that causes rain and earthquakes. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the Annunaki aliens -- who are returning at the end of the Mayan calendar. The gold is for them.

Regardless if you think this is true or total B.S.,it's one hell of a story that even the best Sci-Fi writers in Hollywood could conjure up. In fact, I'm already hard at work writing a screenplay version of this video...

It was supposed to be a two-parter, but the second installment was never uploaded. We have to assume that the original "voice" has been exterminated by the powers to be.

Thanks to Mustafa for sharing this video with us.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hollywood Apocalyptica: Hunger Games Casting

Hollywood's greatest hope for a new young adult film franchise will, interestingly enough, also be the next big-screen treatment of an apolcalyptic trilogy. Columbia Pictures, Nina Jacobson (former president of production at Disney) and writer Suzanne Collins have placed their bets on Gary Ross (aka the director of Pleasantville) to flesh out the dystoptian world of Panem and tell the story of the The Hunger Games... with a PG-13 rating. Given the extraordinary violence at the center of the story, it's quite a formidable task.

Hundreds of years into the future, America has fallen and more than 90% of the population eradicated. In its place is a new country, Panem, which is divided into twelve districts and governed by a wealthy ruling elite in the Capitol. Bigger than American Idol, Survivor, and The Amazing Race all rolled into one are the Hunger Games, a yearly televised battle-to-the-death between 24 young men and women, two from each district forced by the government to put their lives on the line. Only one person can survive the Games and naturally, this epic has a tragic love story at its center between Katniss, a poor 16-year old girl, and Peeta, the baker's son who has secretly loved her all her life.

The coveted role of Katniss Everdeen went to 20 year-old Jennifer Lawrence, who was recently honored with an Oscar nomination for her work in Winter's Bone. She beat out hundreds of Hollywood starlets and wannabes, including True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld, for the part.

Peeta, the baker's son who represents District 12 with Katniss will be played by Josh Hutcherson, who at the ripe old age of 18 has enjoyed a longer Hollywood career than mine ever was. After a string of forgettable kids films, he broke out with his role in last fall's The Kids are All Right. He *just* missed being cast in Columbia's post-Tobey Spider-Man reboot, but ended up with a franchise of his own after dropping some not-so-subtle hints in the entertainment press.

Filling out the love triangle in the role of Gale Hawthorne, Katniss' best friend and hunting partner, is Liam Hemsworth, the man best known as Miley Cyrus' boyfriend in the film adaptation of the syrupy Nicholas Sparks novel The Last Song. But he is ridiculously good-looking and that will always hold up, even in the apocalypse.

The most "marquee" name in the cast thus far (if you can call her that) is Elizabeth Banks, who will be donning a pink wig and some seriously sparkly costumes for her role as Katniss' handler and personal stylist Effie Trinkett. In this particular dystopian future, these expendable "Tributes" must be properly primped so the ruling class in the Capitol can better enjoy their blood-laden reality show.

The rest of the cast is made up of relative newcomers, including Willow Sheilds (Prim), Amanda Steinberg (Rue), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Leven Rambin (Glimmer), and Jack Quaid (Marvel). Yep, that Quaid. As in son of Dennis and Meg Ryan. Two major roles are still to be cast-- Katniss' cranky, booze-drenched mentor, former Hunger Games winner Haymitch (paging Robert Downey, Jr. although John C. Reilly appears to be the front-runner) and flamboyant costume designer Cinna.

**Update- 4:20pm: Ever wondered what happened to Wes Bentley, who seemed poised to be Hollywood's Next Big Thing after his breakout role in American Beauty? Well, homeboy made some bad choices and spent most of the last decade appearing in a string of forgettable genre films that paid just enough to feed his heroin habit. Now clean, he just may have his second chance at stardom at age 32. Today, he signed on to play Seneca Crane, the HG's Head Gamesmaker. It's a pretty decent supporting role and should go a long way toward getting him back on the map.

The Hunger Games begins shooting in June.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hollywood Apocalyptica: World War Z

I'll admit, I was skeptical when I first picked up Max Brooks' novel World War Z. I'm not big on zombies, I thought the first season of The Walking Dead was "meh" at best and when it comes to apocalyptic fiction, my range is pretty polarized between explosive popcorn fluff and bleak naturalism. What I found was a world that satistfied both ends of the spectrum, and I blew through the book's 350 or so pages in maybe five hours.

Naturally, World War Z has been picked up for film adaptation by the Hollywood machine. Although Brad Pitt gave the project a significant boost late last summer when he committed to star, Paramount still balked at the picture's $125 million price tag. They elected to share the burden with a triumverate of outside financiers including Skydance Productions. The four-year old shingle based at the Santa Monica Airport is run by David Ellison, the son of Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison. When Dad is the sixth-richest man in the world with a $28 billion net worth, it's pretty easy to get a $200 million line of revolving credit from JP Morgan and a four-year studio deal.

The marketplace is pretty rife with zombie material at the moment, a subject Deadline's Nikki Finke took on when the co-financing deal was announced. With talent like Pitt and director Marc Forster at the helm, though, I'm more optimistic about World War Z than another installment of Resident Evil.

The film is casting right now (The Killing's Mireille Enos signed on today to play Pitt's wife) and cameras are scheduled to roll this summer.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hollywood Apocalyptica: Battle L.A.

It takes a lot to get me into an actual movie theater these days and pay $12 to share breathing room with a few hundred L.A. douchebags and their beeping texting devices, but an honest-to God, rock-em-sock-em, so-bad-its-good disaster flick is one of the few cinematic pleasures that will lead me to suck it up and deal with the westside's worst. Battle: Los Angeles was one of them, and although it didn't ascend to the lofty heights of Independence Day or even Volcano, I'm a sucker for watching my hometown invaded by reptilian-looking aliens while Aaron Eckhart emotes just enough to ensure himself another paycheck picture by asking a ten-year old boy to be "his little marine." With a domestic gross of nearly $82 million, there's a significant chance we'll be seeing a sequel in the not-too-distant future. Battle: Shanghai anyone?

Battle: Los Angeles received only a 21% "fresh" rating from the top critics on Rotten Tomatoes, placing it behind even the critically reviled remake of Arthur and the stoner comedy Your Highness. But of all those crankypants purveyors of celluloid high art, I found myself agreeing the most with one Mr. Bill Goodykoontz (that's his real name, I'm not making this shit up) of the Arizona Republic:
As it stands, Battle: Los Angeles is good dumb fun. A little less talking and a little weirder alien and it might have been something more.
If you're a disaster flick aficionado like me, the two-hour romp through an exploding Santa Monica war zone will certainly hold your attention. Natives will especially enjoy watching the intergalactic reptilians waste the 10 freeway.

Battle: Los Angeles is still playing nationwide and will hit DVD in June.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hollywood Apocalyptica: Battle Los Angeles

There's nothing I love more than a godawful disaster movie, so naturally I can't wait for the upcoming Columbia Pictures release Battle: Los Angeles. It's got aliens disguised as meteors and global panic all set against the backdrop of my hometown!

Sink your teeth into the trailer right here:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hollywood Apocalyptica: The Hunger Games

Young men and women of America rejoice-- fear-mongering isn't just for grownups anymore.

Post-apocalyptic-themed filmed entertainment in recent years has run the gamut from bleak (The Road) to camp (2012) to zombified (The Walking Dead). Throw in sci-fi'ers like The Book of Eli and I Am Legend along with freaky cable doc-series like Life After People and Earth 2100 and you have a veritable programming trend.

Now, with the Twilight film franchise all but complete and everyone's appetite for vampire fiction exhausted for at least another decade, Lionsgate has locked up the film rights to YA Fiction's Current Big Thing, Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy. Casting begins for the first film right after the holidays and right now, every agent on Wilshire Boulevard is clamoring to get their late-teen clients shortlisted for the lead roles.

It's a real feel-good story. Hundreds of years into the future, America has fallen and more than 90% of the population eradicated. In its place is a new country, Panem, which is divided into twelve districts and governed by a wealthy ruling elite in the Capitol. Bigger than American Idol, Survivor, and The Amazing Race all rolled into one are the Hunger Games, a yearly televised battle-to-the-death between 24 young men and women, two from each district forced by the government to put their lives on the line. Only one person can survive the Games and naturally, this epic has a tragic love story at its center between a poor 16-year old girl and the baker's son who has secretly loved her all her life. Le sigh.

Sitting in the director's chair for the first film? The family-friendly Gary Ross, who helmed Seabiscuit and Pleasantville and wrote the White House fantasy Dave and the classic comedy Big.

So, yeah. Kids have gone from obsessing over bloodthirsty gay vampires to homicidal dystopian teen survivalists. I'd say that's a step in the right direction. A franchise hit could also go a long way toward raising Lionsgate's share price and affirming faith in current studio management, much in the same way that Twilight turned Summit Entertainment into a player.

Read The Hunger Games

More on Lionsgate and Carl Ichan's failed bid to take over the board from