Lionsgate has released the first official full trailer for their upcoming movie, “The Hunger Games,” based on the best-selling book by Suzanne Collins. If you are not familiar with the book, or even all the hype behind this film, your attention will definitely be grabbed after watching this video. I really don’t want to spoil your fun with this one, so give it a view – I guarantee you will be hooked!
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, along with appearanes from Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland, and is set to debut in theaters on March 23, 2012. May the Odds Ever Be in Your Favor!
Remember when we first met John McClane?
Argyle picked him up from the plane,
And took him down to Nakatomi Tower…
To meet with Holly.
He came to get her back and to be her man,
But Hans and his buddies fucked up the plan,
And that’s about when everything went sour
At the Christmas party.
The boys from Guyz Nite made this song in honor of the “Die Hard” series of action movies starring Bruce Willis, which sums up the quadrilogy in just under five minutes. Think of all the time you have just saved by watching this song and not the full movies!
Granted, this video is from 2007 but I don’t care – it’s new to me and it migh be new to you. After all, only 2.8 million people have seen it. If you put that in perspective, that’s nearly one third of New York City, and compared to the rest of the world with internet… the numbers seem to be in my favor that a few million people still haven’t seen it. So yippee kay-ay, mother-f***ers!
“Lupin III” has been one of the most popular franchises in manga and anime since its inception, and continues to inspire new ideas decades after it was created. Case in point, this new fan-film coming soon!
Directed by Gabriel Cash, the film features a cast including Luca Conticelli, Yoon C.Joyce, Andrea Baglio, Francesca Gavardi, Miky Falcicchio, Mario Sechi and Vely Kant. The trailer, and most likely the entire film, is in Italian, but the language difference does not affect any of the hijinx. This is a very faithful adaptation down to the costumes and even facial expressions (seriously, the dude playing Lupin is my new idol). I look forward to the day this officially becomes released, so stay tuned for updates as the project continues.
Are you sick of awful hosts at the Academy Awards, or worse, Billy Crystal? Do you demand change? Join the movement, and help the only group worth of hosting the most prestigious award show in the film industry take over for one night – The Muppets!
In this unique ad campaign leading into the release of their new film, The Muppets have created a new twitter to help them push towards hosting the 2012 edition of The Academy Awards. Can you imagine the possibilities if this became a reality? Danny Devito will finally find a woman his size in Miss Piggy, and can finally trade up from the far more porcine Rhea Perlman.
Kotobukiya, makers of awesome nerdy ice trays such as Han Solo in Carbonite from “Star Wars” (“Empire Strikes Back” if you want to get technical, and I am sure you do), are now releasing “Alien” ice trays. The trays come in the shape of the xenomorph’s head, as well as the eggs that hatch the infamous face-huggers.
The egg tray holds five ice shapes (since they really are not cubes at all), while the head tray holds six. Each have an oversized shape as well for larger cups. Each one will cost about $10 USD, and will officially be sold in February, 2012, so get your pre-orders in now!
Law & Order ain’t got nothing on Phoenix Wright, especially since he is about to have a live-action movie made about his digital self!
The Sōkai Jōhō Variety Sukkiri television series’ “All Entertainment Quiz” segment aired footage from the upcoming live-action “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” film this week. Directed by Takashi Miike and based on the hit Capcom game, the movie stars Hiroki Narimiya as Phoenix Wright, as well as Takumi Saitō as prosecutor Miles Edgeworth and Mirei Kiritani as Maya Fey.
The film is set in a parallel universe version of Japan, where a large increase in harsh crimes has led to a new court system. Under this new system, the defense attorney and public prosecutor have three days to battle cases out in open court to determine guilt or innocence of the accused, placing priority on speed instead of thorough investigation. The film will open in Japan on February 11, and most likely never in America except through bootlegs and the internet.
In an interview with Super Hero Hype, the original (and thankfully current) voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, said he was happy with the way the integrity of Optimus Prime has remained:
“I’m glad that he’s maintained his character, although in number three we see another side of Optimus Prime that is unique in its own: His ability to be vulnerable and to show weakness and character. They’re very strong human qualities. No matter how good a person can be, at some point or another in their life they’re gonna fall. We see that side of Optimus when he loses his temper. There’s vengeance and anger, but I think that’s a trait we all have in one way or another. I hope in four, and I hope we do four and five for that matter, that we explore the human nature side of a villain. Forgiveness, compassion, and understanding, which is very essential in maintaining the strength of any character.”
Cullen sounds like he is on board for the sequels, and rightfully so since it must be a royally massive payday for the actor. The biggest question was who should direct them, and Cullen is very content with keeping Bay on board:
That’s a really great question. Michael Bay certainly is known as a commander in chief to be able to control so many aspects of a huge production, it’s like being a general. There’s a creative element, there’s the action element. It would certainly require a director capable of putting those huge pieces together. It’s quite a challenge. I don’t want to suggest anyone in particular, I think to find a director would be just as important as finding an actor playing a certain role that you know will guarantee the character will be successfully portrayed because the entire movie requires that combination.
One thing we can all agree on, at least it’s not Uwe Boll.
Coming out on Tuesday, October 25, “Captain America” The First Avenger” will hit stores nationwide on DVD and Blu-ray 3D. As with all good DVD’s, both sets will feature plenty of deleted scenes and making-of features, and here is a sneak peek of one of them.
Courtesy of Super Hero Hype, here is your first look at the “Behind the Skull” feature, which goes into the history of the evil Red Skull character, as well as how they transitioned this iconic villain from the printed page to the silver screen as played by Hugo Weaving. It was interesting seeing how they balance the make-up to show the character, while also maintaining the actor and allowing him range of motion in his face in spite of the many prosthetics he was wearing.
The three-disc set includes the film on Blu-ray in high-definition 3D and in high definition 2D, as well as on standard definition DVD with a digital copy. The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high definition presentation of the film, plus a standard definition presentation with a digital copy. Both sets boast over an hour of behind-the-scenes bonus material including an original Marvel short film, a sneak peek of the upcoming “Avengers” film, six featurettes that go behind-the-scenes of the filmmaking process, deleted scenes and much more. There will also be a single-disc set for you cheap bums.
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