Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SPOTLIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 2012 SF MOVIES: "JUDGE DREDD" WITH KARL URBAN & LENA HEADEY AND DYSTOPIAN SF "BRANDED"

Well, my people, we've recently established that this has been a rather sf year when it comes to films, and that trend will continue in September too. Here are some of the sf movies coming out next month.

JUDGE DREDD
Definitely the sf film of the month is the long awaited remake of science fiction classic JUDGE DREDD. The exciting action movie, coming to cinemas September 21st,  will take us to futuristic America which became irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge -- a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of
"Slo-Mo"  experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story
vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.
BRANDED
Now, here is a rather strange but extremely interesting trailer: the clip for BRANDED, a sf flick which hits cinemas this September 7th starring Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor and Max 
von Sydow. After Misha skyrockets to the top of the advertising business, a tragic mishap on the set of one of his productions torpedoes his career and he retreats into self-imposed exile. Ten years later, Misha returns to a radically changed world and finds himself plagued by visions of bizarre and terrifying creatures with the ability to influence people’s thoughts, desires and actions. Creatures only he can see. He soon realizes the creatures are part of a clandestine campaign unleashed by a rival advertising agency to make “fat the new fabulous” and create a new era of uncontrolled consumer appetite. In order to save mankind, Misha uses his own considerable marketing skills to launch an ingenious plan to try to eradicate the plague. But the corporate legions will not go down without a fight.

36 comments:

  1. Lena Headey is such a badass. Love watching her. I wasn't too interested in this movie before, but I may have to watch it just to see her in action. :))

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    1. the same goes for me and Karl Urban :)

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  2. I want to see Dredd because you know how much I love Karl. I hope we get to see his face sometime, though. There wasn't any of that beauty in the trailer.

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    1. nope, Melsy, there won't be any of his lovely face in the film :( None whatsoever :"(

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  3. I want to see Dredd!!! you really have the lastest news!!! I'm following, it's a great blog ;)

    http://mytigermx.blogspot.mx

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    1. always here with the latest updates and news, Sebastian :)

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  4. Branded sounds pretty insane. I'm not a big fan of Dredd though so I'll probably wait for this one to come out on DVD.

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    1. BRANDED does look extremely unique, I'm shocked it has absolutely no marketing and no one has heard about it :(

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  5. Lena looks so bad ass...and Judge trailer looks amazing Dez ~

    And Branded trailer...too real, I think all of us are bombarded with marketing stuff every second~

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    1. yep, the whole world circles around marketing and evil corporations. From epidemics and illnesses that are invented in order for medical corporations to have earnings to wars and invasions which are started by USA so that their companies would take over the work in the occupied countries :(

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  6. Love the Dredd trailer. So dark and none of that sparkly gold from the first movie. Lena is awesome as always...missing Sarah Connor. And my Karl. Not since his metal suit in Riddick has he looked so hawt. :)

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    1. yes, we lurved Karlito as Lord Drako in THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, can't wait to see him again in the new sequel of that saga!

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  7. Dezzy - The effects on Dredd look pretty cool. Not sure about it though. Loving your blog.

    I've been meaning to tell you I love your blog. The background, etc sings happy. =)

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    1. thanks, that was the point of my background and the whole blog :) to be a happy place and energy resource for readers :) Hope you have a bigger screen, because when using my friend's laptop I've noticed not all of my green fluffy bushes are seen on smaller screens :)

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  8. Ha! I like the premise of Branded.

    I still say Judge Dredd looks like a version of Die Hard. Not complaining ;)

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    1. yep, BRANDED should be a heavy but unique experience!

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  9. I AM THE LAW.

    Curious to see how the Judge Dredd movie will turn out. :P

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  10. I really want to like the new Judge Dredd, but Urban's chin is so puny...

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    1. Urban has the hottest chin in the universe

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  11. Another remake? Judge Dredd. Didn't Stallone do enough damage in the first one?

    I'm just going to rewrite old blog posts because originality doesn't exist these days. Let's just watch and read the same thing over and over!

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    1. what can I tell you, Danzel, that's the trend in Hollywood. Not all remakes are bad, take STAR TREK for example :)

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  12. I am more interested with Branded than Judge Dred. Didn't like it that much when it was still with Stallone.

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    1. I didn't like the original too much either

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  13. I hope the new Judge Dredd is better then the older movie!!

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  14. I AM THE LAW!!

    Also, I don't know what it is, but I just have trouble taking Leelee Sobieski seriously.

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    1. never liked her! Didn't even notice her in the trailer :))

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  15. I have heard of Judge Dredd, but I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I'm feeling a really good chick flick right about now...any of those on the market??? :)

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    1. THE BACHELORETTES are out, methinks :)

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  16. I'm not into the whole Judge Dredd thing.

    However Branded looks interesting and Misha is such a lovely name for a character.

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  17. thanks for sharing.

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