Jul
26
2017
3

Potential John Wick universe spinoff movie announced: Ballerina (female lead).

I’ll allow it.

Lionsgate has won a bidding war to pick up a female-centric spec action script titled Ballerina that will serve as a platform for a possible John Wick spinoff.

Basil Iwanyk, whose Thunder Road banner is behind the hit Wick action franchise starring Keanu Reeves, will produce Ballerina.

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Jul
25
2017
3

Tweet of the Day, When Elves Go Bad edition.

Or, more accurately: When actors decide that they miss those sweet, sweet genre movie blockbuster paychecks.  Oh, don’t get me wrong: Hugo Weaving clearly had fun as the Red Skull (shame that they killed him off right away).  But the cash certainly helped.

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Jul
25
2017
6

Does anybody actually WANT another Terminator film at this point?

I liked Terminator and Terminator 2, and stopped caring after that. So perhaps I am jaundiced, or cynical.  But I still can’t quite grasp what the attraction is for this:

[James] Cameron is currently discussing the possibility of updating the franchise with a trio of films. “I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the U.S. market revert to me under U.S. copyright law in a year and a half so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it.”

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Jul
25
2017
1

The ‘Message from the King’ trailer.

I get a certain Taken vibe from this one.  Which is not a problem, because I rather liked Taken and the difference here is that Mr. King’s certain set of skills is being used in a more retaliatory fashion. Plus, we can see Chadwick Boseman in action before Black Panther comes out next year.

Message from the King comes to Netflix on August 4.

Jul
24
2017
3

Thor Ragnarok script? :giggle: :snort: :guffaw:

I, like GeekTyrant, am not entirely certain that I believe this story:

According to [Director Taika Waititi], 80 percent of Thor: Ragnarok was improvised, or ad-libbed.

“My style of working is I’ll often be behind the camera, or right next to the camera yelling words at people, like, ‘Say this, say this! Say it this way!'” he said. “I’ll straight-up give Anthony Hopkins a line reading. I don’t care.”

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Jul
23
2017
1

My Dunkirk mini-review.

Short version: Oscar-bait, deservedly.  Go see Dunkirk in 70 mm. Well worth your time.

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Jul
23
2017
3
Jul
22
2017
0

The Latest Thor: Ragnarok trailer.

I’m not gonna lie.  This trailer brings me back to my teenage years, when I was listening to Led Zeppelin more or less constantly.  This is not a bad thing for Thor: Ragnarok, particularly since it wants to tap into that “Wouldn’t it be cool if they could make movies that really looked like the comic books?”  Well, guess what, my droogies: it turns out that they can, and it is.

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Jul
22
2017
4

Keywords: Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, Disney XD

Some of you might find this of interest: “Darkwing Duck, the mysterious mallard superhero who headlined his own 1991 animated series as part of the beloved Disney Afternoon lineup, will swing his way into Duckburg on Disney XD’s upcoming revival of DuckTales.” Certainly my wife will: Darkwing Duck is part of her growing-up cartoon lineup, the way that Star Blazers, Transformers, and GI Joe was part of mine. Heck, she might even be willing to consider cable, now.

…Well, no. But it’ll at least tempt her.

Via Facebook.

Jul
22
2017
2

The new Justice League trailer.

Hey! They discovered that the color wheel includes red!

I dunno, folks.  It presents more like a proper superhero movie than every DCEU movie that isn’t Wonder Woman so far.  Is it a proper superhero flick?  Guess we’re going to find out!

Moe Lane

PS: I like how they’re doing Aquaman, at least. So they’ve got that going for them.

Jul
22
2017
0

OK, your character is cool. But is your character JUAN PUJOL GARCIA cool?

As near as I can tell, every word of this story about Juan Pujol Garcia is true.  At least, MI5 is corroborating it. This guy messed up the Nazi response to D-Day in ways that is almost inconceivable to modern science, and he made it look easy.

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