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.
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.
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.
The 6 Comics to Grab After Seeing the New Captain America
some pretty good stuff to geek out on if you’re looking for more after watching the latest Captain America movie…
well, if you’re into comics and have some time to burn, that is.
just wondering if you plan on seeing the new Captain America movie this weekend? i keep hearing that it’s the best marvel movie since the Avengers — looking forward to this one.
i’m getting pretty stoked to go see the new Captain America movie this weekend, but after hearing about scarlett johansson’s latest and finally seeing the trailer for it — well, think i might have to add this one to the list. maybe.
does sort of remind of that movie Limitless though.
i’d take scarlett over bradley cooper any day.
Ridley Scott is working on a Halo project for Microsoft
Remember that Halo film that wasn’t happening? Microsoft representatives have confirmed that the old rumors are true: a Halo feature is in the works, and it’s being produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, Prometheus, Call of Duty Elite: Friday Night Fights).
Unfortunately, the confirmation is intentionally vague, offering no other information save for the project’s director (Battlestar Galactica’s Sergio Mimica-Gezzan) and a promise that it won’t overlap with Spielberg’s TV series. It’s described as a “digital feature project,” which implies that the production will end up skipping the box office entirely. Well, either that, or Microsoft is just really excited about the kind of cameras it’s using. According to Variety, it could be something similar to the Halo: Forward Unto Dawn short-form episodes. We’ll find out pretty soon, regardless — the project is set for release sometime later this year.
holy hell, what a colossal tease! i’ve been waiting, and hoping, they’d somehow manage to get their shit together and bring us a true Halo movie… but i’d fucking love to see what Ridley Scott would do with the Master Chief.
even it’s just some short films, i’d be down for that.
i know i’m like 25,000 years late on this and am probably one of the last around to watch it… but i stopped by redbox last night and saw the blu-ray version available, and figured what the hell… despite hearing that it was kinda “stupid” or “boring”, i figured it’s worth the watch for the visuals if nothing else.
and damned if it wasn’t! seriously, not sure what the hell is wrong with some people… it’s the first acadamy award winning movie that i’ve seen in awhile that i actually liked… thought it’d be slow as hell, with lots of drama and crying, but nope not really — first 10 minutes throws you right into it and all hell breaks loose.
thought sandra bullock was damned good, too.
i can’t even imagine all they must’ve went through in filming that beast, either.
the visuals of space and earth really were tasty.
Disney Confirms ‘Incredibles’ and ‘Cars’ Sequels
Pixar is working on a sequel to 2004′s The Incredibles, the popular computer-animated superhero movie from Walt Disney Pictures, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed on Tuesday during the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Oregon.
Iger said The Incredibles 2 as well as Cars 3 are both in development, with Incredibles director Brad Bird formulating the sequel’s plot. No timeline was given on their releases, but an announcement on the Disney Pixar Facebook page just made it official.
totally missed this little gem… about seriously, about fucking time! it’s still one of my favorite animated movies — i still remember squirming a bit over the blu-ray price, but caved and dropped the $30 for it… probably the only movie i paid full price like that for, too, now that i think about it.
on a sidenote, i can’t believe they’re adding a CGI version of Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 7… seriously, like nobody’s going to see the difference? *shakes head*
‘Frozen’ Is Now More Successful At The Box Office Than ‘Jurassic Park’ And ‘Star Wars: Episode I’
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Official Trailer
in case you missed it the other day, here’s the first trailer for the new Sin City movie coming out… looking good, might have to see this one in the theater i’m thinking.
what movies are you looking forward to?
as usual, i almost completely managed forget about the academy awards until i was invited to an “oscar party”… lots of talk about what the “best movie” of 2013 was though, that’s for damn sure — seems that everybody is pretty sure that the “12 Years a Slave” movie will automatically win since it’s about a black slave, and if you don’t think so — you’re probably a racist.
haven’t seen most of the movies on these lists, as usual, either… with the exception of Captain Philips, which i thought was a good one… haven’t seen Gravity, but most peeps i know said it was boring as hell… The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle look like they might be worth a trip to redbox, still want to see “Her” after hearing so much about it the past few months.
personally, the top movies of 2013 that come to my mind are — Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Man of Steel, Star Trek into Darkness, and Pacific Rim… with a special mention to Pain & Gain, Anchorman 2, and Don Jon — and maybe Jobs, with ashton kutcher, for being one of the worst.
but that’s just me.
new trailer for godzilla… just trips me out to see walter white again.
nature is a bitch.
I Can’t Stop Watching This Insane Commercial for a German Supermarket
it’s only a 15-second teaser, but hot daaaamn.
really looking forward to seeing this one whenever it finally comes out in the theaters.
Bill & Ted at 25: Dude, Bet You Didn’t Know These 7 Gnarly Facts
Twenty-five years ago today, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure—the seminal burnouts-time-travel-in-a-phone-booth flick of its time—hit theaters. It did pretty well at the box office for a teen comedy, and far better than most anticipated. It went on to become a cult classic, get a Bogus sequel, and spawn timeless catchphrases like “be excellent to each other” and “strange things are afoot at the Circle K.”
However, a lot of the Bill & Ted’s legacy consists of things that aren’t really part of the movie. It came out long before memes were part of the zeitgeist, yet the popular image macro known as Conspiracy Keanu spawned from an image of Keanu Reeves as Ted “Theodore” Logan in the film. There were also comics, videogames, a cereal and even a musical (well, kind of).
“It surprised all of us—and I don’t mean that in a lame Hollywood, false modest way. I mean, we really did not expect it at all,” laughs Alex Winter, who played Bill S. Preston, Esquire in the movie. “We really didn’t think it was going to be a phenomenon by any stretch of the imagination. Let’s be honest, it’s not Citizen Kane, you know what I mean? And it’s not Star Wars. It isn’t that magnitude of movie, and yet it seems to last; a lot of other similar movies from that era didn’t.”
it’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure came out 25 years ago… whoa… talk about feeling old! geeesh.
There’s a cup of coffee in every scene of the movie Fight Club
i just spent the last two hours outside shovel’n snow – thankfully, we didn’t get 15″ or more of it, but it’s still a lot and is taking me awhile to dig out… taking a quick break here cuz i’m already tired and sore… it really is amazing what a fresh cup of hot coffee does for ya.
p.s. think i might have to watch Fight Club today.