Land of the Lost

Shannon Shea has done special effects work on over sixty films. From Evil Dead II to Predator. From Dances With Wolves to Jurassic Park. From In the Mouth of Madness to Sin City. Every week he delves into his personal and professional history to tell the story of how he became a monster that makes monsters. So there I was, in a small conference room in Woodland Hills, California on a warm February afternoon in 2009. I knew that the meeting would go long, and I would have to spend at least an hour driving home to Los Angeles. Sitting next to me was Mark Dippe, Industrial Light and Magic alumnus and director of the movie Spawn, and across from me sat Dean Cundey, the guy that not only shot all of John Carpenter’s early movies, but also shot Jurassic Park and Back to the Future just to name a few. At the end of the table was producer Tom Kiniston; I had worked with Tom on the Tremors TV series, and next to him was Brian Gilbert, formerly of Stan Winston Productions. The director was Brian Levant, whom I had never worked with personally. However I was familiar with him because I was representing KNB EFX Group, and KNB had made the Turbo-Man Suits for Jingle All The Way, a Mr. Levant effort. We, along with other department heads had gathered to discuss Scooby Doo and the Curse of the Lake Monster. As we began to go through the […]

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves working as a delivery driver for Planet Express. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs. So join us each week as he takes a look at new DVD releases and gives his highly unqualified opinion as to which titles are worth BUYing, which are better off as RENTals, and which should be AVOIDed at all cost. (And yes, I am the guy who won’t be recommending Drag Me To Hell.)

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In this edition of This Week in Blu-ray, it is slim pickings all around. From horror comedy with lazily constructed special feature selections to mediocre comedies that just won’t go away…

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Here’s one for all you studio-gossip hounds: Universal Pictures announced rather suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly today that Chairman Mac Shmuger and Co-Chairman David Linde are to be replaced with new Chair Adam Fogelson and Co-Chair Donna Langley. But why?

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It was either this headline, or something about how a guy who loves sports is going to direct a spoof, and I didn’t think anyone would get that reference. My other option was “Taccone Directs Feature while Samberg and T-Pain are at Kinko’s Straight Flipping Copies,” and it seemed way too long.

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Welcome to another hung-over edition of the Reject Report and the big question is who will have the box-office hangover this weekend — The Hangover, or Will Ferrell? Or will Up finally come down to earth?

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Kevin Carr reviews this week’s new movies: Land of the Lost and The Hangover.

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Fat Guys at the Movies

Neil continues his reign over Kevin by seeing more movies this week. However, Kevin doesn’t take this lying down and unleashes venom on Neil like dinosaur urine. (Trust me, this reference is relevant if you’ve seen Land of the Lost.)

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We find our way back from the Land of the Lost with a list of 10 things we weren’t keen on and half as many that we thought were groovy.

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Earlier this evening our good friend and faithful reader Christopher M. sent over a handful of new images from the upcoming Universal Pictures comedy Land of the Lost, but before we could post them we were hit with the brand new trailer, from which the photos were taken.

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Since we are all going to be drunk tomorrow afternoon, here are a few of the Superbowl movie trailers in advance, including first looks at The Year One, Land of the Lost, Fast and Furious and Pixar’s Up.

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Universal Studios has unleashed posters for two of their 2009 tentpoles, the Will Ferrell led adaptation of Land of the Lost and the fourquel known as Fast and Furious.

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Throughout the weekend and into early next week we are going to do our best to bring you up to speed on what to expect when we bring you our live coverage from Comic-Con 2008. We begin with a few big ones…

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I must admit in the company of friends that when I heard that Will Ferrell would be headlining a modern movie adaptation of the classic television show Land of the Lost, I was filled with mixed feelings.

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Transformers 2 Filming in Sedona

Transformers 2 is shooting in Sedona, Arizona… otherwise known as the land of crystal healing, UFOs, and it’s a New Age mecca. Oh, and they have some pretty awesome scenery, to boot.

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I know that we have been bombarding you with all kinds of rumors and speculation about a possible Anchoman sequel, but don’t let that divert your attention away from an equally exciting Will Ferrell project, the currently in production Land of the Lost adaptation.

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