Monthly Archives: April 2013

Awesome: Natalie Portman to Star Opposite Michael Fassbender in MacBeth Film

Posted by Matthew on April 30, 2013
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Speaking of Shakespeare, looks like we’re getting some more of it next year:

Matt Goldberg writing for Collider:

Yesterday, we reported the exciting news that Michael Fassbender was set to lead a new screen adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s Macbeth. We also reported that talks were “underway with at least one Hollywood leading actress,” to play the role of Lady Macbeth. Today, Screen Daily is reporting that the actress is Natalie Portman, and she has agreed to take the part. Directed by Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders) and written by Todd Louiso and Jacob Koskoff, the adaptation will take place in the 11th century, and will “be a visceral approach to the story including significant battle scenes

So two great actors starring in a film adaptation of one of the bards most famous plays. Where do I sign, exactly??

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Much Ado About Nothing UK Trailer

Posted by Matthew on April 30, 2013
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There is now a uk trailer for Joss Whedons Much Ado Abut Nothing. lets watch!

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Everything Wrong With Iron Man, and Iron Man 2

Posted by Matthew on April 30, 2013
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Love them or hate them, the Iron Man movies are big business. So naturally the CinemaSins guys have given them the “Everything wrong with” treatment ahead of Iron Man 3s release. See the after the jump.

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Pacific Rim WonderCon Trailer Shows It’s Possible To Underestimate the Scale of Giant Monsters vs. Giant Robots

Posted by Matthew on April 29, 2013
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Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim is a movie about monsters and robots, each the size of skyscrapers, fighting and this trailer from WonderCon has shown me that I underestimated the scale.

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Fast Six Trailer Launches People Off Cars and Physics Out The Window

Posted by Matthew on April 29, 2013
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The Fast and Furious movies are stupid, but they sure are fun. Fast Six seems to have taken things to their logical extreme and started ignoring physics altogether.

Lets watch!

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Awesome: 66 Behind The Scenes Photos from The Empire Strikes Back

Posted by Matthew on April 29, 2013
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Imgur user joinyouinthesun has uploaded a boat load of behind the scenes photos from The Empire Strikes Back. Must see for any Star Wars fan or anyone who, you know, likes movies and stuff.

See them all here!

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Matt Watches Bad Movies: Movie 43

Posted by Matthew on April 28, 2013
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Movie 43

So I decided to start watching bad movies again and I figured a good place to start would be with a recent movie which had a funny as hell trailer but turned out to be pretty much the worst thing in the world. The films tagline is “once you’ve seen it you can’t unsee it” and it’s true, just not in the way they intended.

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Podcast Episode 46: Recaps! 42, The Place Beyond The Pines, Oblivion, and FanExpo

Posted by Matthew on April 26, 2013
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It’s been 3 weeks since our last podcast and holy moly a whole bunch of stuff has happened. This episode is mostly recaps including the following:

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New XBOX to be Announced 21st May

Posted by Matthew on April 25, 2013
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Soooooooo this is a thing that’s happening. Given how underwhelming the PS4 announcement was, and also considering the rumours of things like it not being backwards compatible and always needs to be online I can’t say that I am too terribly excited.

Which is a shame because I’d like to be excited. I like my XBOX 360, but if it turns out that Microsoft is selling a replacement instead of an upgrade I’ll probably go back to PC gaming and never look back.

Well, maybe not never.

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New Bling Ring Trailer Wants To Grow As A Spiritual Human Being

Posted by Matthew on April 24, 2013
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There’s a new trailer for The Bling Ring and it confirms one thing: this certainly is a Sofia Coppola movie.

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New Star Trek Into Darkness Character Posters are Spiffy

Posted by Matthew on April 24, 2013
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Here are some shiny character posters for Star Trek Into Darkness from the UK courtesy of Collider.

See them and some comments after the jump.

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Awesome: Marvel Confirms Daredevil Rights Now Back In The Fold

Posted by Matthew on April 23, 2013
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According to Newsarama:

Speaking with Newsarama Monday at the Iron Man 3 press junket, the Marvel Studios president of production told us at the end of our conversation that, as previously speculated, the Daredevil rights are now under the Disney/Marvel umbrella. We directly asked Feige if the reports that Marvel Studios now had the rights to Daredevil were accurate, to which he replied, “To Daredevil? Yes.”

In August, it was reported that previous rights-holder Fox had a deadline of Oct. 10 to put a Daredevil film into production before the rights returned to Marvel, a deadline that then passed. Though it was widely assumed this meant the character was now under Marvel control, no official announcement followed.

I know some of you only have experience with Daredevil by way of the 2003 movie, which a lot of people don’t like, but the character is great. Think Batman, but without the money and with actual super powers.

So I chalk this up as a good thing. The question now is, what are they going to do with him?

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Not Awesome: Futurama To End Again in Sept

Posted by Matthew on April 23, 2013
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Dan Snierson for Entertainment Weekly

The Planet Express ship will soon make its final delivery.

Comedy Central has decided not to renew Futurama, which means that the 31st-century-set animated comedy will end its 140-episode run on Sept. 4. The final 13 episodes, which represent the second half of season 7, begin airing on June 19 at 10 p.m.

Futurama is no stranger to cancellation, of course: The series aired from 1999 to 2003 before Fox sent Fry & Co. into oblivion. After thriving in reruns on Adult Swim, Futurama was relaunched in 2007 with four-direct-to-DVD movies that Comedy Central ran in half-hour increments as a 16-episode fifth season in 2008-09. Comedy Central subsequently ordered a sixth season of 26 episodes, which aired in 2010-11, and a seventh season of 26 episodes, the first half of which debuted in 2012.

The news did not come as a shock to executive producer David X. Cohen and creator Matt Groening, who had thought their space explorations were ending three previous times (after the Fox run, after the four movies, and after Comedy Central’s first 26-episode order). “I felt like we were already in the bonus round on these last couple of seasons, so I can’t say I was devastated by the news,” Cohen tells EW. “It was what I had expected two years earlier. At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be cancelled at a moment’s notice.”

This is sad news for one of my all time favourite shows, however as David X Cohen said it’s not entirely unexpected. I’m sure they’ll go out on some amazing gag though so there is that to look forward to. Not to mention endless re-watching on Netflix.

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Thor: The Dark World Trailer + Poster

Posted by Matthew on April 23, 2013
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Thor: The Dark World

While we were wrapped up in Fan Expo stuff the next Marvel film got a new poster and a new trailer. Let’s take a look after the jump…

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Fan Expo Bonus: Nichelle Nichols Talks About The Interracial Kiss

Posted by Matthew on April 22, 2013
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There are more photos coming later tonight but as a quick bonus to tide you over, I took some video with my phone at the Nichelle Nichols Q&A. The quality isn’t amazing, but this is a clip of her telling the story about the first interracial kiss on television between Uhura and Kirk.

It’s a pretty cool story so I thought I would share it. I wish I could share her whole Q&A session, she was a blast to listen to. Funny and sassy and clearly at ease, and we all loved her for it. Hit the jump for a very poorly shot video.

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