Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bradley Cooper to Voice Rocket Raccoon

Posted by Matthew on August 30, 2013
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Rocket Racoon

We’ve been wondering for a while and now it’s been confirmed: Bradley Cooper is Rocket Raccoon! Women of the world rejoice! I mean, not really because it’s a CGI raccoon, but still. He’s likely going to be the breakout character of the movie.

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Awesome: Kurt Russell In Talks for 7 Fast 7 Furious

Posted by Matthew on August 30, 2013
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Kurt Russell

Normally I don’t like to post too much about casting that isn’t fully locked but this might be pretty amazing if it pans out.

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So… Ben Affleck is Batman!

Posted by Matthew on August 29, 2013
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Ben Affleck

Soooo the majority of the internet seems to have lost it’s mind over the thought of Ben Affleck being cast as Batman. “He’s too likable” people are saying. “He’s not gritty enough” people are saying. “He doesn’t look the part” people are saying. “He’s not a very good actor” people are saying. “He’s just wrong” people are saying.

You know what? You’re all wrong about all of these things and here’s why.

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Awesome: James Spader is Ultron!

Posted by Matthew on August 29, 2013
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James Spader

Yes, James Spader of Boston Legal, The Office, Stargate, and Lincoln!

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Nintendo Reveals The 2DS (And It’s Horrible)

Posted by Simon on August 28, 2013
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2ds 1It’s not April and this is not a joke. Nintendo have addressed the issues surrounding the effects of stereoscopic 3D screens on young eyes by making a new 3DS iteration and just ripping out the 3D capability. Oh, and the hinge.

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Dallas Buyers Club Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Is On A Streak

Posted by Matthew on August 27, 2013
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Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey is on a hot streak. He went through a patch of shitty movies there for a while but he’s been nothing less than great in every movie he’s done since last year. Looks like that streak is going to continue this year too, he’s already had a good turn in Mud and looks like he might be great in The Wolf of Wall Street, and now he’s pulled a Christian Bale and lost all of his weight for Dallas Buyers Club in which he plays a cowboy diagnosed with HIV in the early days of the disease. Let’s check out the trailer.

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Divergent Trailer. Not Sure Why I Should Care

Posted by Matthew on August 27, 2013
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Divergent

With Harry Potter and Twilight being over (at least until someone figures out how to wring more cash out of them) we’re going to be hit with a whole slew of new young adult books being turned into movies. Here’s another one.

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Last Vegas Poster + Trailer

Posted by Matthew on August 27, 2013
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Last Vegas

Last Vegas is a movie that has kind of passed me by so far. It looks like it’s basically The Hangover but for people my dad’s age. That’s kind of ok though. Here’s a trailer and a poster.

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Thor and Loki Character Posters from Thor: The Dark World

Posted by Matthew on August 26, 2013
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Thor: The Dark World

Promotion for Thor: The Dark World is starting to ramp up as it’s out in the fall, and now we finally have some character posters and of course one of them is Loki. Heaven forbid we highlight the rest of the cast.

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Awesome: New Inside Llewyn Davis Trailer

Posted by Matthew on August 26, 2013
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Inside Llewyn Davis

I’ve mentioned how much I love the Coen Brothers before and how much I am looking forward to their forthcoming film Inside Llewyn Davis so I am not going to say it all again I’m just going to point out that there’s a new trailer and you should watch it.

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So…Ben Affleck is Batman

Posted by Simon on August 22, 2013
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ben-affleck-as-batmanHot on the heels that Warner are following up Man Of Steel with Batman vs. Superman, and that they were taking their story cues from the excellent The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel by Frank Miller, and that they were rumoured to be auditioning older actors to play a Dark Knight who would convey the deep hatred of Supes’ red, white and blue sensibilities, they announced today that they’ve decided to go with…Ben Affleck.

Yep.

He of Daredevil and Gigli fame, who by all accounts is a very nice man, will be donning the cowl and gravelly voice to follow in Christian Bale’s booted footsteps.

I’m kind of hoping it’s a ridiculously convoluted hoax at this point. There’s no denying that Affleck can shine with the right material, but I think casting him as Batman is a terrible decision. At least we know that Warner aren’t going to try and replicate the deep relationships between the two that was the whole backbone of TDKR – this is going to be an effects-heavy cashgrab with some kind of last-minute voodoo magic ensuring that Batman isn’t flicked into the sun within the first 8 milliseconds of their fight.

Come on, Warner. Prove me wrong. Please.

I’d even take Clooney back at this point.

Gah.

 

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Awesome: Full Expendables Cast + Plot Synopsis Announced

Posted by Matthew on August 20, 2013
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The Expendables 2

Good news everyone! The full cast has been announced for The Expendables 3!

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Review: Kick Ass 2

Posted by Matthew on August 20, 2013
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Kick-Ass 2

2010’s Kick-ass was a movie not without problems, but what problems it had were easy to forget because it was actually fun. It melded over the top violence and profanity with an upbeat and optimistic “holy shit we’re superheroes” tone which gave the movie a unique energy, and a couple of brilliant casting moves made the whole endeavor…. well fun really is the operative word here.

It’s 3 years later both in our world and theirs and Kick-Ass 2 is here and you know what? It holds up pretty well!

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Awesome Rumour: Both Obi-Wan and Palpatine Will return in Star Wars Episode VII

Posted by Matthew on August 17, 2013
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Emperor Palpatine

Obi-Wan Kenobi

So here’s a couple of interesting tidbits I missed while I was on holiday last week. Rumour has it that Ian McDiarmid and Ewan McGregor are both returning for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII.

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Review: Jobs

Posted by Matthew on August 17, 2013
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Jobs

Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs seems like he’d be an interesting guy. A college drop out that rose to the top of the tech world seemingly by uncompromising vision and sheer force of will. He was a perfectionist and quick to temper but by all accounts an inspiring leader and in his lifetime changed a great many things about the way we now think of computers.

There’s a lot of potential for a great movie there. This movie is not that movie though.

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