I seem to be posting a lot of trailers recently, so I should apologise. On the other hand, the Mad Max: Fury Road trailer is possibly one of the best trailers ever, so what can I do? Even ignoring my love of Mad Max movies (although that should mostly read Mad Max 2), it’s a mini masterpiece. Enjoy.
It’s here! The Star Wars: The Force Force Awakens teaser trailer has just come out and it looks superb. I will now be in a state of excitement for an entire year.
If you haven’t seen The Cabin in the Woods then this short video will be utterly meaningless to you. Which is a shame because you are now missing out on two great bits of video.
In this clip from the good people at www.goodbadflicks.com, you can see every horror reference in The Cabin in the Woods – and there are a ridiculous amount of them. I guess the title made that pretty self explanatory but I thought I would stress what you are in for. I am now feeling a need to watch the movie again. Enjoy.
Prowse is Vader
Darth Vader is played by a lot of actors. In the original trilogy David Prowse was actual Darth, while his voice was done by the brilliant vocal talent of James Earl Jones. There was also some other guy when the helmet came off and the actors in the newer trilogy – but they aren’t anything to do with what I am talking about today. Besides none of them really count as the Darth Vader we all know and admire.
What a lot of people may not know is that Prowse actually said all of Vader’s lines for acting purposes even though everyone was aware that he would eventually be voiced over. Well, the original recording is available thanks to the good old internet. As the video below shows, Darth Vader before the voice over was a hell of a lot less cool when he had a west country English accent.
The trailer is finally here and not much needs to be said. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer looks amazing. Enjoy.
Empire Strikes Back Uncut
This is genius. 480 Star Wars fans remake The Empire Strikes Back, scene by scene, using a ton of different methods. There are drawings, re-enactments, puppets, cardboard cutouts, and more.
This is time well spent. Enjoy.
The Day of Dredd
I just got an email reminding me that TODAY the 1st of October 2014 is THE DAY OF DREDD! This is a cause I truly believe in and fully support. I suggest you do too because the world needs more Dredd. (Quite literally in my opinion but that’s a separate issue.)
If you are similarly brilliant in your taste of film and comic then you too can help this magnificent cause. Buy the first Dredd film on DVD or Bluray or download or whatever, if you haven’t previously done so. You can also like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MakeADreddSequel
Furthermore, you can tweet about it using #DayofDredd and then pester all your friends to generally chat about Dredd related topics all day.
In the email I received, there are videos of Karl Urban (who plays Dredd) and Olivia Thirlby (who plays Judge Anderson) thanking the fans and supporting the sequel. The sequel is also supported by 2000AD. Basically Hollywood, make a drokking sequel.
You can buy the Dredd film here!
Here’s the Karl Urban video:
The latest trailer for the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending is here and, like the previous ones, it looks pretty damn spectacular. Also pretty damn pretty. You get a bit more of a glimpse into what it may be about but I don’t really care. Mila Kunis + spaceships is good enough to get me into the cinema.
I am no longer swayed by trailers and remain firmly in the camp that no matter how incredible Jupiter Ascending looks from these brief glimpses, there is still a huge possibility that it may turn out to be utter pants.
But it looks great so far. Enjoy.
I previously wrote about the JJ Abrams and Zach Snyder Star Wars/ Superman vs Batman crossover shenanigans here. Essentially they are having fun inserting bits of each other’s franchise into pictures from their own. They are also coincidentally publicising their work knowing that nerds will salivate over every shot and will share it all over social media like the sad Star Wars / Superman / Batman obsessed fools we all know and love (and probably are).
Well, JJ Abrams has recently released a steady cam shot of the new Millennium Falcon. There is a Batmobile camouflaged on the bottom but after viewing the real life Falcon model in all its glory I had forgotten that it was supposed to be a Snyder crossover thingy. It’s an impressive hunk of junk. The Snyder fun is fine but can now stop. It has achieved what it set out to do which was to use websites like Scifiward to promote their franchise for free and – ahh, whatever. Just show me more Star Wars! Anything!
On twitter there has been an amusing exchange between the Bad Robot studios (JJ Abrahms’ lot doing Star Wars), and Zack Snyder who is currently making Batman vs Superman. Here is a tweet from Zack Snyder where he has actually staged the pic near the Batmobile and features a Gotham police car:
Not to be outdone, the people at Bad Robot have been tweeting things like this:
Long may this battle continue! Talented nerds doing crossovers are a joy.