A few trailers for your enjoyment this morning, both of which seem to echo the protagonists-trapped-underground-with-terrible-ancient-evil scenario so beautifully captured in Neil Marshall’s The Descent (pictured above). Come and watch.
At last nights Emmy Awards Billy Crystal took the stage and delivered a moving tribute to his friend Robin Williams. You can no watch that segment of the show and I encourage you to do so.
WE still don’t 100% know what Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is really about (saving the world?) and this trailer doesn’t feature much in the way of new footage but on the other hand all the footage is amazing and you get to hear Michael Caine read Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night so just watch it already because that’s awesome.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on a Monday and a month earlier this year to accommodate both the VMAs and NFL season. But it’s okay, you’ve seen this show before. No, really. Seth Meyers gave a fantastic monologue but beyond that it was pretty much a lot of the same as last year and the year before. I was so bored that I couldn’t even muster up annoyance at the fact that the President of TV (as Stephen Colbert called him) literally put Sofia Vergara onto a rotating pedestal so that people would have something to look at while he spoke. Continue reading…
A 25-year-old man in the UK was the first person to record and illegally distribute Furious 6 when it was released. He was caught and tried and today was sentenced to 33 months jail time. so in case you were wondering if there’s a real penalty for piracy the answer is “yes”; or at least it is in the UK.
As I got into bed last night I slipped my hand under the covers and something buzzed against it. I instinctively yanked my arm away while something black and striped and angry crawled out from underneath the duvet and headbutted the light in determined repetition. I wish I could say that my response was calm and measured, but it was more like Free Willy jumping out of the aquarium with a high-pitched yelp to match. It was dealt with.
Now, imagine that scenario but you’re in the middle of a swarm of hundreds of these bastards and all you have is an machine gun. Or replace the bugs with zombies, or lizard men, or tiny red demons, or mechanical spiders that split into more spiders, and more spiders, and more spiders, when you destroy them. Welcome to Crimsonland, where Borderlands meets Earth Defense Force in a bloodied frenzy.
It’s been nearly a decade since we last visited Sin City. I liked that movie. It’s not amazing art but it kinda works for me. It was stunning on the big screen and I enjoyed it when I re-watched it and even though I have a strong dislike for Frank Miller I do love the work of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. This time around though it doesn’t work.
Nicolas Cage envers stops working. It seems like he puts out a film a month or so which is how you end up with everything from Oscar worthy outings to, well, you know. Hayden Christensen hasn’t done a movie in ages and when he does he gets mixed reviews. Does this seem like a match made in heaven to you? Then you should probably watch this trailer for Outcast.
The only thing you absolutely need to know about the 2014 MTV VMAs is Beyoncé. No one does it like Beyoncé. 100 years from now when historians look back at the most influential artists it will be Beyoncé. Don’t believe me? Beyoncé was receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The Beatles, David Bowie, Madonna, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, U2, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, now Beyoncé. Last year JT won and did a mind blowing set in which every song I said, “Oh yeah, I remember this one!”. Beyoncé has had #1 hits since 1997 (she was 16). There are any number of songs to draw from. Instead her performance was only from the album she surprise released in December. And you couldn’t take your eyes off the screen.
Bow down, Bitches indeed. Continue reading…
I’ve always assumed I was a nerd, but lately I’ve been finding out that might not be the case. I don’t mean “nerd” in a bad way or even “nerd” in the now we’re cool let’s put it on a t-shirt way. More in the “Ooh, that’s a bit more curious than most people would be and hey are these books sorted by literary period?” kind of way. There doesn’t seem to be a Broad-Spectrum-of-Interests-in-a-Variety-of-Things Con. Likely because it would make a terrible acronym. Continue reading…
A screen legend has passed. Richard Attenborough, actor since 1942, died today just a few days short of his 91st birthday. Best known to many (well, 90s kids like me) as the billionaire who created dinosaurs in Jurassic Park Attenborough had a prolific career spanning 60+ years. He had memorable roles in The Great Escape, Brighton Rock, and the remake Miracle on 34th St as well as directing Robert Downey Jr. in Chaplin and Ben Kingsley in Gandhi, the latter of which won him the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director.
Truly one of the greats. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends.
(source: The Telegraph)
The Cornetto Trilogy is over but that doesn’t mean Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg will never work together again. Hell the Cornetto Trilogy wasn’t even the first time they worked together (If you haven’t seen Spaced then I can’t, as the kids say these days, even).
Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, and Kodi Smit-McPhee in a future western? Sure, where do I sign?
One thing Marvel has really been knocking it out of the park with, aside from most things about their movies, has been imaginative and artistic end credits sequences. Now you can download wall paper size stills of the awesome end credits sequence from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Antonio Banderas is having a good year. First he stole all the scenes in Expendables 3 and next he’s going to be hunting robots in Automata. Directed by Gabe Ibáñez this film looks like it might be Blade Runner by way of Neil Blomkamp and that’s a good thing. Let’s watch!