Monthly Archives: April 2014

Not Awesome: Bob Hoskins Has Died

Posted by Matthew on April 30, 2014
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Dammit.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Collectors Edition Blu-Ray Packaging Revealed, Is Ridiculous

Posted by Matthew on April 29, 2014
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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-Ray

Those of you who have been craving a blue, veiny bust of Jamie Foxx will finally get what you’ve been waiting for: A blue, veiny bust of Jamie Foxx.

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Awesome: Godzilla International Trailer Gives Us First Clear Look At The Monsters

Posted by Matthew on April 29, 2014
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Godzilla

Yes, Monsters. Plural.

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The New Republic: Star Wars Episode VII Cast In Focus

Posted by Simon on April 29, 2014
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Bad Robot set the internet on fire this morning with a photo showing all the cast members of Star Wars Episode VII during their first readthrough at Pinewood studios. There’s all the old cast – Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker – mixed with a healthy selection of new, up-and-coming names and established faces.

So, who are they?

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Awesome: Here Is The Cast Of Star Wars Episode VII

Posted by Simon on April 29, 2014
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Bad Robot has just officially announced the full cast of Star Wars Episode VII.

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Officially Official: Justice League To Follow Superman vs. Batman, Zach Snyder To Direct, For Real And Officially On The Record This Time. Officially.

Posted by Matthew on April 28, 2014
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Justice League

The Wall Street Journal finally got it on the record. Justice League will follow Superman vs. Batman and Zack Snyder is going to direct it. Ugh.

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WolfCop Trailer + Poster: Half Man, Half Wolf, Half Cop

Posted by Matthew on April 27, 2014
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WolfCop

Canadian Made Horror Comedy! Grind house homage and/or parody! A wolf who is a cop!

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Ben-Hur Is Being Remade Because Christian Movies Are So Hot Right Now

Posted by Matthew on April 27, 2014
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Charleton Heston / Ben Hur

The people who produced “The Bible” (movie, not book) and the guy who directed “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” are making another Ben-Hur. That’s sure to end well.

Deadline has the story that Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are producing so it’ll be nice and Christian, Timur Bekmambetov is directing so there will be lots of slow motion and bad CGI, and Keith Clarke and John Ridley are scripting so… oh wait, John Ridley just won an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave so there is some hope I suppose.

Whether or not there is hope though if I’m being honest I just don’t see the point of this movie. Other than the dollah dollah bills they hope to make by riding the current trend of Christianity/Biblical stories being brought to the big screen. Ben-Hur is a classic and one that totally holds up. Next you’ll tell me that they’re going to remake The Ten Commandments or Lawrence of Arabia. Actually the former of those likely will happen now that I think about it.

To be fair I suppose this isn’t a remake of Ben-Hur, MGM holds the rights to that but the novel upon which it is based is in the public domain so this is technically a “new adaptation” and not a “remake.”

Anyway the point is that hopefully this will be good but [insert commentary on producing original material instead of cash grab remakes here].

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Ok Then: Superman vs. Batman Adds Cyborg To The Line-Up

Posted by Matthew on April 27, 2014
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The new working title for “Man of Steel 2” must be something like “Superman vs. Batman Featuring Wonder Woman, with Cyborg, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor”

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Review: Brick Mansions

Posted by Matthew on April 26, 2014
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Brick Mansions

District B13 is one of those movies: a foreign-made film with just the right combination of factors working in its favour that it managed to cross over and do a bit of business here in North America and because of that an American remake was inevitable. If I’m surprised by any of this coming true it’s only that it took so long to happen.

Brick Mansions is trying to do two things. First it’s trying to recreate some of the most iconic moments from the original verbatim, but it’s also trying to do its own thing and tell its own story which is a good thing. Does it work though? Well… no. Not really. Which is disappointing.

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Something For The Weekend: The Original Lego Movie Script

Posted by Simon on April 26, 2014
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Hey, remember in The Lego Movie how hero Emmett is a amazingly creative builder who lives across form his overbearing, controlling Mum (sorry, *Mom) who used to be a Master Builder? And how Indiana Jones tried to keep The Kragle from falling into the hands of antagonist Black Falcon and Lord Iamnotarobot? Well, Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s finished version didn’t quite turn out that way, but what we almost got is still deliciously funny in its own right. Read on!

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Podcast Episode 64: April Catch Up and Fan Expo 2014!

Posted by Matthew on April 26, 2014
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Awesome Friday

It’s been a month since we last recorded so there’s a lot to talk about! We’re going to talk about games including Hotline Miami, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zero, and Trials! We’re going to talk about movies including The Raid 2, Draft Day, Transcendence, Noah, American Hustle, and Brick Mansions! Last but not least we talk about last weekend’s Fan Expo Vancouver 2014!

This episode is 90 minutes long so let’s get started!

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Officially Official: Star Wars Expanded Universe Is Not Officially Canon To Star Wars

Posted by Matthew on April 25, 2014
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Star Wars Expanaded Universe

So all those books and comics and games you’ve read and played no longer have any bearing on the films. But they didn’t really anyway, did they?

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Nothing Personal” Poster

Posted by Matthew on April 25, 2014
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Another week, another poster for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s “Art of Level 7” series. This week’s poster is for the upcoming episode “Nothing Personal” and is from artist Stephanie Hans

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Not Awesome: HBO Exclusively Licenses Back Catalogue of Shows To Amazon

Posted by Matthew on April 24, 2014
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The Sopranos

File this one under “wait, what? Seriously?” HBO has signed a deal with Amazon making Amazon Prime Instant the exclusive streaming partner for their entire back catalogue of amazing television shows. Ugh.

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