Still playing catchup on the news as real-life continues to suck up all my free time. Here’s some Robocop news, some ill-advised biopic news, some invisible news, and some batman news. All good things!
There are a boat load of characters in the last two Hunger Games movies and here are character posters for some of them.
Good news everyone! The Lego Movie has been released early on the iTunes store! The home video release is scheduled for 17th of June but you can get it right now!
Whether you saw it in theatres or haven’t seen it yet The Lego Movie is one of the years best films and one not to be missed. Use the links below to grab your copy and help us keep the lights on around here. Amazon pre-order links are also included in case you still prefer a copy you can put on your shelf.
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Sometimes you hear about a movie and you think “how are they going to do that?” because the concept is so weirdly specific or, as is the case with Lego, so enormously broad. I’m of the opinion that you can make a good movie out of anything though because, as it turns out, you totally can.
The Lego Movie is one of the best movies you are going to see this year. Bold words for the first week of February I grant you but it’s true. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest theatre with your best friends and watch as all the freedom of imagination you had as a kid is projected on screen. It’s seriously amazing.
I’m going to talk a little bit about why I loved this movie now but that’s going to entail some slight spoilers so my recommendation is that you stop reading and go watch. Ok? Ok.
I’ve actually been avoiding clips and things from The Lego Movie because I don’t want anything spoiled but this ‘Behind the Bricks’ trailer is too damn cute to ignore (and doesn’t seem to spoil anything).
It’s hard to believe that it has only been a year and a half since The Hunger Games came out. There has been a string of young adult books adapted into movies following the success of Harry Potter, most of them featuring an up and coming young actor in the lead surrounded by Hollywood veterans, usually fighting against some oppressive regime. The Hunger Games was no different. Jennifer Lawrence was aiming for her big break and Lionsgate was looking for a new cash cow.
The film itself wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t really good either. Suffering from a small budget and a weak screenplay it fell comfortably into the “good enough” category and made enough money to warrant adapting the rest of the series into movies.
It’s a good thing too because where The Hunger Games was just good enough, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is actually really good.
In case you can’t tell from the trailers The Lego Movie is shaping up to be pretty great. Here now are some characters sheets to give us a better look at our.. uh.. characters. Dammit.
I was worried after the first trailer that The Lego Movie might turn out to be just a toy commercial. This new trailer makes me think it might be a smart, funny toy commercial.
Because of course there is. Now, I’m pretty cynical about this kind of stuff. I mean, it’s a Lego movie; otherwise known as an extended toy commercial. However, there’s some talent behind this so let’s watch.
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.
The Hunger Games, like it or not, was a huge hit last year. I didn’t think it was bad, I just wished it were better. So here’s the first teaser for the second movie, Catching Fire:
To be fair, there’s a lot we don’t see here and it is just a teaser, but it any of this is as well executed as it looks and the cast brings their A game (which they are all more than capable of doing) then this might end up being great. Hopefully.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes out this November.
After an awesomeness Friday last week we’re back with more hard hitting content and opinions on the state of pop culture! Listen along as we talk about Birds of Steel and Gran Turismo 5, follow up with reviews of The Hunger Games and the underrated Paul Rudd Jennifer Aniston rom com Wanderlust!
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