Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Although he started quite big (AVATAR, TERMINATOR, CLASH OF TITANS) Sam Worthington has ended up starring in peculiar
action flicks. He will now take the lead role in THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME, an adaptation of Radical comic book to be directed by F. Gary Gray. Set in the future, the story follows attempts of American government to eradicate crime by broadcasting  a signal which makes committing crime impossible. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards.  Graham Brick is a career criminal who
intends to steal one of the charging stations, skip the country and live off unlimited funds for the rest of his life. But the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live and now Graham has just a few days to turn the crime of the century into the last crime in American history.

Now, here's a positively crazy film. THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS will be a stop motion 3D animated film coming to cinemas in 2012.  In it, Hugh Grant is the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain - a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds
stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!


  1. The Last Days of American Crime sounds great - what an interesting premise!

  2. glad you like it, Suzy, and hope you will enjoy the film when it gets made.

  3. The Last Days of American Crime sounds like something I wish I had thought up. Really, what a cool premise. Though the poster looks like it's from 1972. :P

    I have a feeling the Pirates! Band of Misfits will be very popular with families. Looks cute.

  4. 'tis not the poster, Luanne, but the cover of the comic book :P
    Pirates sound absolutely hilarious and adorable especially with such an amazing voice cast :)

  5. Aaaargh! Hehehe! I had to channel my inner pirate. Both movies sound great! And I love Sam Worthington, so I'm sure THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME will be wonderful.

  6. The Last Days of American Crime gets the coolest premise award. Time to go Google that comic book right now!

  7. Last Days of American Crime sounds very interesting. I'm with Matty and have to go check out that comic right now.

    Pirates sounds utterly adorable and I can't wait for this. What a fun premise. Pirate of the Year...I love it! And what an outstanding voice cast.

  8. THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS looks fantastic! We don't see enough stop motion animation anymore

  9. Last Days gets a big thumbs up from me!! Sounds very interesting. Thanks Dezzy, me ol' mucka!

  10. I wonder who will play that girl in the book's cover. She looks like Halle berry by the way.

  11. @Emily
    aaaargh indeed :)))Me likey Sam too :)

    I saw the comic book over at Amazon, so you can buy it if you're interested :)

    it is an intriguing plot!
    The pirates will be beyond adorable, and plus they are English :) which means they will probably have crazy humour :)

  12. @Lyndy
    we don't, and sometimes it is quite a cool animation technique although I do prefer normal animation. But the cast is so amazing and the plot adorable :)

    I've no idea what "mucka" means, but I hope it's something nice :)))

    that's what you noticed first? :P

  13. @Dezzy Mucka is a term of endearment meaning friend, an english term...said best in a cockney accent

  14. ah, as long as it doesn't have the meaning of "plonkers" :))) Must consult Del Boy about it :)

  15. @ Dezzy, I would never call you a plonker....LOL

    you're my mate!

  16. yeah... i'm not really a fan of stop motion animation.... or pirates...
    even though the talent behind that one is superb. the other one sounds pretty unique... because who's going to say "their trying to control our minds!!! look i can't commit crimes! how evil they are!!!" you'd be totally screwed if you tried to overcome it- and then if rebellion is a crime... then i guess the regime would prosper forever, huh? but i'm not really a fan of "look i commit crimes, i'm a cool-clever-tough dude" concepts. because well blech. you know.

  17. @Custie
    well, Del used to call Rodney a plonker and he was his brother he he :P

    aarghh, you are right about the crime plot, I've never understood people's obsession with criminals and crime shows. We often glorify people who commit crime and kids often see them as idols, which is most terrifying.

  18. What about the Australian guy from The Mentalist? I love him!

    That first film about the towers sounds so cool!

  19. ah, Clarissa, the guy from THE MENTALIST actually took third place in the first part of the poll last month :)

  20. The Pirate of Misfits is full of great stars,I haven't seen stop motion animated movie in years...the cast alone had made me curious of the movie.

    Hmmm...has Sam Worthington improve his acting yet?

  21. I doubt he has :) but he's there just to be looked at :)