G.I. Joe Mutant Chronicles and Cargo

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G.I. Joe Mutant Chronicles and Cargo

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G.I. Joe Wins Box Office Battle. One month after the record-breaking opening of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," the team of Paramount and game-maker Hasbro proved again that toys are serious business at the box office. CNN

The New York Times has some kinda weird fucking chart that allegedly shows how the music business is disintegrating.

Pardon My French Butt, Isn't there music in Movies? And, from what I can tell, The Movie Business is not disintegrating.

Movies Designed to Sell Music

I'm not presenting anything revolutionary here. I recall reading many years ago that a bunch of actors and producers got together and designed a movie around helping Teddy Prendergast sell music.

That a lot of people don't want to pay a lot of money for one or two stupid songs on a CD that they can hear on the radio or youtube for free doesn't signal the end of the music business. It simply means that in order to sell music NOW, you have to offer more than just a collection of unrelated songs with no theme.

Wasn't the Thriller video sorta kinda like a movie designed to sell music?

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Mutant Chronicles
I fell asleep watching Mutant Chronilces and I periodically woke up, looked at the tv screen and assumed I was having some kind of nightmare. At first glance, Mutant Chronicles looked ugly, dark and incomprehensible.

THE NEXT TIME I watched Mutant Chronicles, I turned up the brightness on the tv and the movie actually began to make some sense. The movie has this interesting blend of a futuristic theme mashed with World War I military machinery. The battlefield images in Mutant Chronicles look like they were taken from World War I, however, the humans in Mutant Chronicles have mastered space travel and the "setting" of the movie is "in the future".

THE BASIC STORY in Mutant Chronicles is about A Machine From Space that came to earth long ago with the purpose of turning humans into Mutants. The Mutants look like Zombies with one hand/arm turned into a BONE BLADE that the mutants use to kill humans.

The Mutant Making Machine was defeated by early humans and sealed underground. However, the bombardments of a new war break open the seal to the machine and the machine starts making mutants again.

As the mutants are killing everyone and taking over the planet, a band of soldiers try to get underground to the machine. A Secret Religious Order has maintained information about The Machine down through the centuries and The Order thinks they know how to stop the machine.

Eventually, The Hero, Thomas Jane, figures out a way to "stop" the mutant making machine.

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Ivan Engler's Cargo
QuietEarth is reporting that Swiss Director Ivan Engler spent some 10 years making the independent sci-fi triller Cargo with his local financing.

Synopsis:
The story of CARGO takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. The young medic LAURA is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months will Laura's shift be over.

During her daily patrols, through the eerily empty ship, LAURA begins to get the feeling that she is not alone on-board. A discovery mission in the dark and ice-cold cargo hold ends in catastrophe. The remainder of the crew is awakened. A cat and mouse game begins in which nothing is what it seems. What lies hidden in the strange freight containers and who, or what, is also on-board?

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