The ‘The Wizard of Lies’ Teaser trailer.

This one is hitting HBO in May, and getting DeNiro and Pfeiffer for the roles is pretty sweet. The Wizard of Lies is about Bernie Madoff, and let me tell you: I do not know how this man is still alive. Probably because you can’t use GoFundMe to crowdfund an assassination.  There are a lot of victims of Madoff who would cheerfully put fifty bucks towards ensuring an early funeral for the guy*. Continue reading The ‘The Wizard of Lies’ Teaser trailer.

Rogue One demonstrates that reshoots are not always bad.

Often they are bad. We have all seen how a last-minute change can derail a flick (coughcoughIAmLegendcoughcough). But in this particular case it apparently worked out pretty good for Rogue One (many, many spoilers in that link):

Star Wars: Rogue One has been in theaters for just about a month, and it is safe to say the movie is a huge success. Not only has the first ever live-action theatrically released Star Wars Anthology movie to take place outside of the Skywalker saga done very well at the box office, but it has been very well received by fans. One of the main reasons for that was the presence of Darth Vader, specifically his final scene. It turns out that scene wasn’t originally in the movie.

I’m a little surprised that something like that last scene wasn’t originally in the film, to be honest. I mean, you’d think that they would have shot it as early as they could.  Out of sheer anticipation for Filming Something Neat…

Lucasfilm* will NOT CGI Carrie Fisher in future Star Wars movies.

(Via Nerdbastards) This seems fairly straightforward:

We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.

Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars.

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Green Lantern Corps: “Imagine Lethal Weapon… IN SPACE!”

That’s not a joke: Deadline literally wrote “The new version[*] is described as Lethal Weapon in space, and it’s based on a comic book origin story.” Yes. You’re bemused. Full Frontal Nerdity is bemused. The Onion A.V. Club is bemused, when they’re not gleefully imagining all the Green Lantern Corps jokes that are going to crop up in the Deadpool sequel.  Personally, I hope that Ryan Reynolds does get approached for this film, and that he does accept it.  The result would be as exciting and dynamic as an explosion in a fireworks factory. Continue reading Green Lantern Corps: “Imagine Lethal Weapon… IN SPACE!”

The iBoy Netflix trailer.

You know, I think that I’m going to give this one a shot.

Yes, sure, the science is absolutely absurd. Then again, so was Spectral’s, and I had a pretty good time. IBoy is coming out on Netflix on January 27th, and the kid’s superpowers remind me a lot of the Drummer’s in Planetary. Also: if you’ve never actually read Planetary then you should probably redress that unfortunate condition that you’re currently in. It’s one of the best superhero comic series ever written.  As in, in the top five.  Maybe in the top three.

Tim Burton’s Dumbo.

Did that get your attention? – Because it certainly got mine. As did the possible cast: Will Smith as… no, not the elephant; as the Good Dad; and Tom Hanks as the villain.  Which I must admit: I have no idea who that would be, because we didn’t watch Disney movies growing up and I’ve been hit or miss with filling in the gaps.  All I really know about Dumbo is that the elephant can eventually fly and that there are crows in it, including one with a supremely unfortunate name. I’m going to enjoy watching Disney finesse that one away, let me tell you.