Walt Disney Pictures has released a new TV spot showing off the photo-realistic elements of Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic adventure tale The Jungle Book, as well as a series of images featuring the film’s cast posing next to their CGI counterparts.
The minute-long spot also brings out the immensely realistic recreation of the jungle and it’s residents, showing us effects of the state-of-the-art technology used for the movie. It certainly delivers on spectacle and is a return for Favreau to tent-pole films since his departure into mid-budget filmmaking with Chef. Take a look at the new TV spot for yourself:
Continue reading The Jungle Book: New TV Spot & Cast Photos Showcase Amazing Visual Splendor
Ichabod Crane. Who does that name make you think of? Recent audiences associate the name with Johnny Depp’s portrayal in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. Rightfully so. Depp added elements to the character that no one else had even considered prior. The truth is there are vast differences between the Ichabod Crane of 1999’s Sleepy Hollow and the original character introduced in Washington Irving’s 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Because of nearly two centuries of interpretation, and the blatant creepiness of the story associated with Crane, he has made #7 on the Grizzly Bomb Countdown to Halloween.
Continue reading Countdown to Halloween #7: Ichabod Crane
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore —
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“‘Tis some visiter,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —
Only this and nothing more.”
This was the poem that started it all. In January of 1845, American writer Edgar Allan Poe published his narrative poem, The Raven. The physical embodiment of the Raven has remained an eerie manifestation referenced in writing, film, television, and comics ever since. For this reason, it deservingly sits at #16 on the Grizzly Bomb Countdown to Halloween.
Continue reading Countdown to Halloween #16: Poe’s ‘The Raven’
In 1994, Quentin Tarantino released a low-budget action pic, entitled Pulp Fiction. His second feature after Reservoir Dogs, this was the film that solidified Tarantino as the newest face of independent cinema. The most interesting part about it though, was besides including some of the best dialogue in a movie ever, as well as John Travolta’s career revitalizing role, the story is also told out-of-order. The movie is rather a series of connected vignettes as opposed to a linear story.
Continue reading Pulp Fiction in Chronological Order, Does It Really Make A Difference?