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Star Wars: Force for Change

J.J. Abrams Reveals the New X-Wing in Latest Star Wars Set Video

people were geek’n about this one all day today and i can’t really blame ‘em, since we’re all kind of starving for some new Star Wars foot’age — so yeah, cool to see the guy get into the tie-fighter behind JJ.

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300: Rise Of An Empire

finally got around to watching “300: Rise of an Empire” last night, and i’m not sure what some people were talking about… because i thought it was great! gerard butler playing king leonidas is a hard act to follow, but that greek general was a total badass — and that sex scene between him and eva green? whoa… dude.

anywho, totally worth the watch in my book.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ destroys competition with $100 million

i know it came out this past weekend, but it really wasn’t on my radar of movies to go see in a theater — i’m a bit more selective these days… but did hear from one guy that it was actually pretty damn good… with a $100 million opening weekend, i guess a lot of other people thought so as well.

figure it’s worth a blu-ray rental from redbox when it comes out in a couple months.

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North Korea Threatens War Over Seth Rogan Movie

North Korea threatens war on US over Kim Jong-un movie

North Korea has promised “merciless” retaliation if a forthcoming Hollywood movie about killing Kim Jong-un is released, say agencies.

A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said in state media that the movie’s release would be an “act of war”.

He did not mention the title, but a Hollywood movie called The Interview with a similar plot is due in October.

Hollywood actors James Franco and Seth Rogen star in the action-comedy film.

if north korea didn’t have nukes, seeing something like this might almost be kinda cute… y’know, those damn crazy north korean bastards.

would love to see Seth Rogan’s reaction. heh.

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‘Jupiter Ascending’ Gets Delayed

Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum Might’ve Made a Really Crappy Space Opera

Warner Bros. has decided to delay the release of Jupiter Ascending from tomorrow until the time we land a man on the real Jupiter. In the $150 million “space opera”, Mila Kunis plays a house cleaner named Jupiter Jones who meets a bad ass interplanetary secret service agent played by Channing Tatum and his close-set beady eyes.

Channing’s sent across the galaxy to protect the Mila from the Queen of the Universe because Mila is destined to be the real Queen. So, it’s basically every fairy tale ever written run through a scientology cleansing. The film was directed by the Wachowskis, the siblings who directed The Matrix and then three crappy films just like the Matrix. The Wachowskis used to be the Wachowski Brothers until Larry realized he couldn’t be self-actualized until he was Lana and looked like the German chick in Run Lola Run. The studio is holding off on announcing an official reason for the release date delay until their publicity department can figure out a more polite way of saying we just bought ourselves the world’s most expensive sack of shit.

awww man, i don’t care what people are saying online about this movie… it’s obviously not the Shawshank Redemption, so grab some popcorn and enjoy the show — i just dig scifi movies with sweet ass special effects.

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Leaked ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Photos

Leaked ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Photos Reveal What’s To Come In New Movie

almsot feel a little dirty reposting these leaked Episode VII photos from TMZ, especially since i keep telling myself to try to avoid exactly this kinda stuff myself… but curiousity really is a bitch.

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New X-Men This Weekend, You Going?

New X-Men Film Features Bryan Singer Traveling Back In Time To Molest Younger Self

X-Men: Days of Future Past

been really looking forward to seeing this one over the past couple weeks, and it just happens to be released on memorial day weekend — perfect movie to go see over the long weekend… so are you going or what?

Angry Nerd: The Madness of the Timeline Mashup in the New X-Men

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The First Trailer for ‘Interstellar’

The first real trailer for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ is here

dunno why, but today sure does feel like one of those “movie” days for me… here’s the first real trailer for christopher nolan’s new project, Interstellar, and color me curious — haven’t really seen or heard too much about this one, but the trailer looks like it’s from the first 5-10 minutes of the movie, and this is christopher nolan we’re talking about… so you know it’s gonna be good.

(hat tip: AJ)

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Are You Going?

despite what some of the reviews say, i might have to go see this up on the big screen this weekend — anybody else planning on seeing it?

Godzilla Poster - 2014

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This Is Ben Affleck As The New Batman

This is Ben Affleck as Batman, and this is his Batmobile

Zack Snyder’s sequel to Man of Steel is shaping up to be a who’s who of DC characters. Jesse Eisenberg stars as Lex Luthor, Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman — and of course Ben Affleck will be Batman. Other than casting announcements and a rescheduled release date, however, official news on the movie has been relatively quiet, but Snyder unveiled the first image of Ben Affleck as Batman today, right alongside his new Batmobile.

This Is Ben Affleck As Batman

The black-aIt follows a tease the director dropped on Twitter yesterday, which made the vehicle look like a cross between the Tumbler from The Dark Knight films and the swooping, long-nosed car from Tim Burton’s Batman. Now that we can see the new design in all its glory, it certainly seems to edge more towards the industrial side of things.

can’t see much of ben as batman here, but i’m more curious about the “new” batmobile — definitely looks kind of old school compared to what we’ve seen in the lastest batman movies… and since this is an older batman, wouldn’t the batmobile be more futureistic and… umm.. cooler?

p.s. i still think people will be surprised at how good ben affleck will be as the new batman.

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Star Wars Prequels, Recut

just saw this on kottke and thought it was worth a quick post, since you might want to go ahead and download it before it gets pulled.

So, this showed up on Vimeo last night and will likely be pulled soon (so hit that “download” button while you can), but here’s the deal. In 2012, actor Topher Grace showed an edit he’d done of episodes I-III of Star Wars to a bunch of friends, trimming the 7 hours of prequels down into 85 action-packed minutes of pure story. This Vimeo edit is longer (2:45) and is “based on the structure conceived by actor Topher Grace”

of course, no amount of editing will make the prequels awesome, but removing all the Jar Jar scenes might be a start.

Episode VII’s working title — “The Ancient Fear” — still has my imagination going as far as the storyline goes… been trying to avoid reading too much about it, but damned if i keep stumbling into online convo’s about it.

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Mystique Kicks Ass

man, i could happily watch jennifer lawrence kick ass as mystique all day long…

more and more i find myself looking forward to seeing this… oh, and also Godzilla — c’mon, you know it’s gonna be good.

p.s. really enjoyed the two hour premier of the new “24″ last night… always awesome seeing jack bauer kick’n ass and taking names… and that chick agent? damn! she’s like a younger version of jack but a lot hotter with tits.

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New Godzilla Trailer

damn this is looking pretty fucking awesome… i really might have to go see this at a local IMAX theater, i think.

would be kind of funny if there was a Cloverfield cameo… maybe shows up and godzilla kicks it’s ass, we’re all happy and relieved for a moment, and then it turns around and kicks our collective ass.

i need coffee.

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Episode VII Cast

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Announced

And just five days ahead of the unofficial Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you, pun-ologists), Lucasfilm has finally announced the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII.”

On the official StarWars.com website, the cast was announced along with a picture of a meeting and reading. Expected returnees like Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and even Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2) are all there in the cast list, alongside even more newbies. Adam Driver, whose announcement was leaked months ago (as the villain of the film) is confirmed, as well as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. No roles were listed for any of the actors, though the original stars will reprise their roles.

“We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud,” director J.J. Abrams said in the release.

oh sweet! great to see that all the rumors about the original cast all coming back… along with new ones, who i had to google up to get an idea of who the hell they were.

p.s. Domhnall Gleeson?

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Transcendence

Transcendence: A Movie Too Terrible to Even Hate-Watch

On the surface, it had everything a sci-fi fan could ask, from its highfalutin title to its all-star genre cast: Cillian Murphy was in 28 Days Later and Inception, And Cole Hauser was—well, he’ll just beat us up if he’s not mentioned.

Plus Johnny Depp! Computers! A dose of Morgan Freeman—The greatest film Prez ever by unanimous agreement! We try not to be such fanboys, but please get us our inhaler! (Oh, and also, this excitement was before we’d seen a trailer.)

So the day it finally came out, we bought tix with trembling fingers, then we sat back and prepared ourselves for setpieces and zingers. We watched it. We sat there. We looked around and said, “Wait, it’s just about some asshole who gets sucked into the Web?”

That trope’s been put to bed, guys; have you never seen The Matrix? How about Ghost in the Shell? The collected Phillip K.-Dicks? We’ve been uploading our brains in fiction since the gene was spliced—And your big idea was ripping off the girl from Poltergeist?

i was curious about this movie and was even thinking of seeing it this weekend, but i think i’ll wait… but from the sound of it, this is more of a rental than dropping the money to see it up on the big screen.

shame, really.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

to be honest, i was sort of on the fence about this new x-men movie… but after watching this trailer, i stand corrected because it looks totally badass.

almost thought i caught Quicksilver in there, which would be a little bit confusing if true..? hmmm, dunno.

#fuckyeah

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New ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie

New ‘Battlestar Galactica’ movie will completely reimagine the sci-fi tale

oh hell yeah, i’m so totally for this… well, as long as they do a really good job on it of course — after the incredible story that was told with the BSG series, i’m not sure how they plan on going about it in a movie… unless they’re planning on a trilogy?

i don’t know, but either way bring it on.

p.s. would much rather have a Halo trilogy, though.

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