The latest “New Moon” trailer and all of its delicious, Twilighter-pleasing footage came in and pre-empted much of my late-day coverage. Twitter-Wood (curse your absence, Warmoth!) and the Dailies will not be seen today. Instead, I bring you this late-breaking edition of Around the Blogosphere. Enjoy.
— Remember the “Ninja Assassin” trailer we debuted a few weeks ago? No? Even if you do, take a look. It’s pretty sweet.
It’s almost as sweet as the Lego version of the trailer, which was /Film’s pick yesterday for their VOTD feature (Video Of The Day). Don’t take my word for it though… see for yourself. (/Film)
— Ah, Bill Murray. Your “Groundhog Day” is one of the finest movies of the 90s. The story of a man doomed to repeat a single hellish day over and over for… wait a minute… how long was it exactly? I mean, Murray’s character lives that day so many times, he comes to know every single beat. Some enterprising blogger has gone to the trouble of putting it all together. And… well, I won’t tell you how long poor Bill was stuck in Punxsutawney. See for yourself. (Wolf Gnards)
— So Quentin Tarantino has a new movie coming out this week. “Inglourious Basterds.” Maybe you’ve heard of it. Dude’s been making movies for a long time now, going on 20 years. A lot of flicks have come out in that time, stuff that has influenced the director proudly. Always one to pay respect to his peers, Tarantino opened up with a list of the 20 films that most influenced him over the course of his career. Any list that shouts out “Friday,” “The Insider” AND “Audition” is worthy of notice. (Movieline)
— This is a feature which needs to be allowed to speak for itself, in pictures — DVD covers, to be precise — more than anything else. Here’s the title: 15 Ludicrous Straight-to-DVD Sequels That Actually Exist. Notably, “S. Darko” did not make the cut. That means there are 15 movies on this planet that are worse than the ill-conceived sequel to Richard Kelly’s finest work. Shudder at the thought. And enjoy the hilarity. (Moviefone)