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31 Days of Halloween: Splice

Day 12

Produced by Guillermo del Toro, written and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Nothing, and the vastly underrated Cypher), Splice has been on my radar for a very long time.  What got me hooked even before I know the players was the fantastic creature design of Dren, the genetic hybrid of animal and human.  Visually, Splice does not disappoint.  It’s a cerebral creature feature that overcomes a few missteps and is now one of my favorite genre films of 2010.

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Movie Trailer: Splice

Written and Directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube) and produced by Guillermo del Toro, has been on my radar for quite some time.  Finally some original Science Fiction and hopefully compelling ideas will be in the theaters.  I need a break from sequels and remakes.

View the trailer after the jump:

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Movie Review: The Brothers Bloom


The Brothers Bloom

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Directed By: Rian Johnson

Starring: Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz, Rinko Kikuchi


All their lives, brothers Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) and Bloom (Adrien Brody) have perfected the fine art of the con.  Now they’re ready for one last spectacular score – luring Penelope (Rachel Weisz), an eccentric heiress, into an elaborate scheme that takes them around the world.


While “cookie cutter” stories are littering Hollywood and the current box office, many original and memorable movies are being tossed into minimal theatrical releases and horribly thought out DVD/Blu Ray releases.  Case in point: if you want to own the wonderfully original and quirky film The Brothers Bloom, you’ll have to either steal it from a local video rental establishment (not recommended!), or buy it from our Canadian neighbors (I chose the latter).  Or, just wait until January for the U. S. release and rent it numerous times until then.  Either way, The Brothers Bloom is a film that needs to be seen.

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Splice Clip Showcases Genetics Gone Awry

I really can’t wait for Vincenzo Natali’s film Splice, starring Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac, David Hewlett, and Brandon McGibbon. The film is also produced by creature genious Guillermo del Toro.

No news yet on U.S. Disribution as the Movie Studio has experienced some financial problems.  I hope this film comes out sooner rather than later!

Plot Synopsis:

Splice tells the tale of Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists who defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named Dren, the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators – only to have that bond turn deadly.

Movie Trailer: The Brothers Bloom

I haven’t been excited about The Brothers Bloom until now. After FINALLY seeing a trailer, I see what people are excited about. This looks fun.

Plot Synopsis:

The Brothers Bloom is a globe-trotting comedy about the last great adventure of the world’s best con men.

Welcome to the world of The Brothers Bloom, where deception is an art and nothing is as it seems. The brothers have perfected the art of swindling fortunes through years of fraternal teamwork. Now they’ve decided to take on one last spectacular job—luring a beautiful and eccentric heiress into an elaborate plot that takes them around the world.

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Images Surface of Guillermo Del Toro Produced, “Splice”


Guillermo del Toro is the man.  Recently I found out he’s producing a really interesting sounding Science Fiction film called Splice .  Kind of an Alien meets Frankenstein type story, but these images turned my head in a huge way.

Directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube) and starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, Splice is the story of two rogue scientists who decide to take genetic splicing to the next level.  Basically, all hell then breaks loose.

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