Archive for February, 2010

Superman News

Posted in Comics, DC Comics, mattsfilmcellar, mcvicker, Superman News with tags , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2010 by mattsfilmcellar

Those who know me are aware of my eternal obsession of the son of Jor El, Man of Steel, or commonly know as Superman. So, I guess it is appropriate to log the most current events regarding the prince of Krypton.

The news I am about to report is uncertain but does hold relevance to the upcoming events leading to the next Superman film, “The Man of Steel”.

Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins & The Dark Knight) is apparently mentoring the development of the next Superman movie. Currently the news is that David Goyer (Comic Hero Guru) will be scripting the film titled “The Man of Steel”, who is at the moment working with Jonah Nolan (Chris Nolan’s Bro) on the next Batman picture, which will be directed by Christopher Nolan.
The way I am seeing this puzzle coming together is that Jonah Nolan – who has worked side-by-side with his brother in most of his films – is going to have his directorial debut presenting Kal El to a new generation…or David Goyer, who knows?????


A Great Sports Moment @ the Cinema – #2 Field of Dreams (1989)

Posted in A Great Sports Moment @ the Cinema, mattsfilmcellar, mcvicker with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by mattsfilmcellar

Directed by – Phil Alden Robinson

A Great Sports Moment @ the Cinema – #1 – Raging Bull (1980)

Posted in A Great Sports Moment @ the Cinema, mattsfilmcellar, mcvicker with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by mattsfilmcellar

The Cellar Presents – DeNiro
Director – Martin Scorsese

DIG! – Rockumentary (2004)

Posted in mattsfilmcellar, mcvicker, music, Trailers with tags , , , , , , , on February 21, 2010 by mattsfilmcellar

DIG! is a documentary about the journey of two rock bands that met the devil at a fork in the road and were sent down different paths. The Brian Jonestown Massacre took the road of self-destruction and infinite creative independence and The Dandy Warhols were sent down the path of self-image and corporate control. The film is composed of 2,000 hours of footage from the film crew (Ondi Timoner, Vasco Nunes, and David Timoner) of the band’s experience through their lives as rockstars coping with the drugs, sex, fans, alcohol, and their music emerging from the underworld. These are true rockstars that come from no place but nowhere.

Francis Ford Coppola Interview – from Esquire Magazine

Posted in Interview, Magazine, mattsfilmcellar, mcvicker with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2010 by mattsfilmcellar

Esquire Magazine
by: Stephen Garrett

Francis Ford Coppola

When I was sixteen or seventeen, I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a playwright. But everything I wrote, I thought, was weak. And I can remember falling asleep in tears because I had no talent the way I wanted to have.

Did you ever see Rushmore? I was just like that kid.

I’ve had wine at the table all my life. Even kids were allowed to have it. We used to put ginger ale or lemon soda in it.

I did something terrible to my father. When I was twelve or thirteen, I had a job at Western Union. And when the telegram came over on a long strip, you would cut it and glue it on the paper and deliver it on a bicycle. And I knew the name of the head of Paramount Pictures’ music department — Louis Lipstone. So I wrote, “Dear Mr. Coppola: We have selected you to write a score. Please return to L. A. immediately to begin the assignment. Sincerely, Louis Lipstone.” And I glued it and I delivered it. And my father was so happy. And then I had to tell him that it was fake. He was totally furious. In those days, kids got hit. With the belt. I know why I did it: I wanted him to get that telegram. We do things for good reasons that are bad.

People feel the worst film I made was Jack. But to this day, when I get checks from old movies I’ve made, Jack is one of the biggest ones. No one knows that. If people hate the movie, they hate the movie. I just wanted to work with Robin Williams.

I was never sloppy with other people’s money. Only my own. Because I figure, well, you can be.

Ten or fifteen years after Apocalypse Now, I was in England in a hotel, and I watched the beginning of it and ultimately ended up watching the whole movie. And it wasn’t as weird as I thought. It had, in a way, widened what people would tolerate in a movie.

I saw this bin full of, basically, garbage film. We had shot five cameras when the jets came and dropped the napalm. You had to roll them all at the same time, so there was a lot of this leader, which was just footage. So I picked something out of this barrel and put it in the Moviola and it was very abstract, and every once in a while you saw this helicopter skid. And then over in sound there was all this Doors music, and in it was something called “The End.” And I said, “Hey, wouldn’t it be funny if we started the movie with ‘The End’?”

I have more of a vivid imagination than I have talent. I cook up ideas. It’s just a characteristic.

I just admire people like Woody Allen, who every year writes an original screenplay. It’s astonishing. I always wished that I could do that.

To do good is to be abundant — that’s my tendency. If I cook a meal, I cook too much and have too many things. I was just watching a Cecil B. DeMille picture last night based on Cleopatra, and I realized how many parts of the real story he left out. So much of the art of film is to do less. To aspire to do less.

When I was starting out, I got a job writing a script for Bill Cosby. He used to have the very best wine for his friends. He didn’t drink wine himself, but he had this wine called Romanée-Conti, which is considered one of the greatest wines in the world. I never knew wine could taste like that. He also taught me how to play baccarat. And one night I had $400, and I won $30,000. So I bought $30,000 worth of Romanée wines.

You have to view things in the context of your life expectancy.

The ending was clear and Michael has corrupted himself — it was over. So I didn’t understand why they wanted to make another Godfather.

I said, “What I will do is help you develop a story. And I’ll find a director and produce it.” They said, “Well, who’s the director?” And I said, “Young guy, Martin Scorsese.” They said, “Absolutely not!” He was just starting out.

The only thing they really argued with me about was calling it Godfather Part II. It was always Son of the Wolfman or The Wolfman Returns or something. They thought that audiences would find it confusing. It was ironic, because that started the whole numbers thing. I started a lot of things.

I was in my trailer, working on Godfather II or III in New York, and there was a knock on the door. The guy working with me said that John Gotti would like to meet Mr. Coppola. And I said, “It’s not possible, I’m in the middle of something.” There’s an old wives’ tale about vampires — that you have to invite them in, but once they cross the threshold, then they’re in. But if you say you don’t want to meet them, then they can’t come in. They can’t know you.

I never saw The Sopranos. I’m not interested in the mob.

What greater snub can you get than that absolutely nobody went to see Youth Without Youth? Anything better than that is a success.

Some audiences love to sit there and see all the names in the credits. Are they looking for a relative?

What should I do now? I could do something a little more ambitious. Or less. Better less. For me, less ambitious is more ambitious.

Chris Pine as Captain America??

Posted in Comics, Marvel, mattsfilmcellar, mcvicker with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2010 by mattsfilmcellar

Chris Pine is leading the Captain America cast rumors caught in today’s web. The director of the coming The First Avenger: Captain America film – Joe Johnston (The Wolfman – 2010) did announce that he will have the Marvel character casted by the end of February.

I would not object to this casting decision. Chris Pine has already proved himself as a kick-ass Captain in Star Trek.

Meet the New Conan the Barbarian

Posted in Comics, Marvel, mattsfilmcellar, mcvicker with tags , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2010 by mattsfilmcellar

Weighing in at 210 lbs and snoring 6’5″ above skulking monsters, evil wizards, and tavern wenches. I introduce to you Jason Momoa, the actor portraying Conan the Barbarian in the upcoming film of the same name.
It’s a little different from our current mythical image of the Cimmerian brut, however Jason Momoa is a more accurate representation of the fictional barbarian. Apparently, the new Conan movie will also follow a more authentic journey through the life of this American fantasy hero.