A full review will follow soon — definitely tomorrow, maybe sooner — but Doomsday is stupid bad, just one of those theatrical experiences that leaves you cross. It’s poorly written, sure, but it doesn’t even succeed as a throwaway apocalyptic romp, mainly because writer-director Neil Marshall can’t make sense of even the simplest of spaces. A lot of times… well, OK, sometimes, studios miscalculate when they don’t screen movies, thinking critics aren’t going to give a fair shake to a certain genre (or toxic actor or actress, perhaps). This time they had it right, though; Doomsday is just a stupid, steaming pile of crap.
Not my bag, really, in several ways, but Lost fans can now enter a contest to delve even further into their already-labyrinthine favorite show. Copies of the new Lost: Via Domus videogame and the third season of the series will be given away, along with a grand prize of both the aforementioned titles and an XBox 360 Pro. What’s next — a tie-in cookbook? Damn… that’s actually a pretty good idea. At any rate, for more information, click here.
In addition to a private event party for
their forthcoming Tropic Thunder,
where Paramount Pictures Vice
Chairman Rob Moore introduced the debut of the action comedy’s
trailer and brought out two of the film’s stars, Ben Stiller and Robert
Downey, Jr., to introduce a couple scenes from the August 15 release, Paramount/DreamWorks used ShoWest to debut art for another film. A keynote address
from DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the voice
cast for the upcoming 3-D animated feature Monsters vs. Aliens, slated for theaters on March 27, 2009.
Looking, at least courtesy of the single shot above, very much like Monsters, Inc. crossed with The Incredibles, Monsters vs. Aliens is the studio’s first film produced in Ultimate 3-D technology, and will be co-directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon. According to Katzenberg, the movie “reinvents the classic ’50s monster movie into an irreverent modern day action comedy.” With Earth under attack by an unstoppable alien, it’s up to the monsters (top to bottom, Insectosaurus; Ginormica, voiced by Reese Witherspoon; Dr. Cockroach, voiced by Hugh Laurie; the Missing Link, voiced by Will Arnett; and B.O.B., voiced by Seth Rogen) to overcome their misfit status and save the world from the pending imminent destruction. In addition to the aforementioned stars, other members of the voice cast include Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Kiefer Sutherland and Paul Rudd.