The Deadpool trailer is coming out tomorrow, so 20th Century Fox released this “trailer trailer” for the upcoming trailer. I think it sets the mood pretty well for what to expect from the final product.
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For those who don’t know, Roderick “Roddy” George Toombs, better known by his professional name Rowdy Roddy Piper, passed away in his sleep yesterday in his Hollywood home. Although TFB has some knowledge of his wrestling career, we know him best for his ionic role as John Nada in the 1988 sci-fi classic, They Live. As such, we’re reposting one of many iconic scenes from that film, and in our opinion the greatest fight scene ever put to cinema:
Surprise, surprise! The Suicide Squad trailer got leaked from Comic-Con, prompting Warner Bros. to officially release it.
Anyway, I’m actually liking this quite a bit more than the Batman v. Superman trailer, and although I still think Leto’s Joker’s appearance is a bit off, the acting looks to be spot-on.
As an aside, the Deadpool trailer also got leaked, and although I won’t be linking it here, you can find it with a bit of Google-fu. It’s absolutely perfect in every way, and takes a lot of cues from the script that was leaked a couple of years back; even Colossus is in it! Ryan Reynolds tweeted that it will see an official release in about 3 weeks, because they have to finalize the VFX first, but other sources state it’ll be up later this week. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
Even more so now that this trailer is out, I can’t see Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, I just see Ben Affleck. The darker Batman is kinda neat, though. And “Lex” has too much hair.
WETA’s booth is chockfull of models and statues from some of their most popular projects, along with a few new things.
There’s this display of props from the upcoming Krampus, appropriately enough releasing thos holiday season.
There’s also a few sets of Alliance armor from the upcoming Warcraft movie, which if this setup is any indication will at the very least be a visually impressive film.
At the DC comics booth, there are displays of the costumes from the upcoming Batman versus Superman movie. Above is an image of the armored suit Batman will wear when facing off against Superman, inspired by the suit worn by Batman in the Dark Knight Returns. Also featured at the booth are the standard Batsuit, Superman’s outfit, and Wonder Woman’s outfit.
I wanted to start out my journey to SDDC with a terrible scene from a terrible comic book movie best forgotten: Daredevil.
A few things to note:
1) Yes, it’s even worse than you remember.
2) This is the guy who’s playing Batman.
3) Thankfully, there’s a far superior Daredevil series on Netflix to bleach your eyes with after watching this travesty…
Make-up & Monsters Studios, under their ‘Apemania – A tribute to Planet of the Apes’ line, has produced a limited number of tribute stocks based on the gorilla carbine featured in the 1968 film ‘Planet of the Apes’, fitted for a Ruger 10/22 receiver and barrel. Pretty damn cool, although that extended magazine well looks like it might make loading smaller capacity magazines a bit of a chore.
They also offer a tribute stock fitted for an M1 Carbine, based on the carbine featured in ‘Beneath the Planet of the Apes’.
Crimson Trace has revealed that their Rail Master (CMR-201s) laser sights were used in the recently released Jurassic World movie. The full release can be read below:
(Wilsonville, OR) — Anyone viewing the mega blockbuster movie—Jurassic World— will notice the very prominent red laser sights on the firearms used by the InGen rangers when they encounter an escaped and deadly dinosaur. The movie’s firearms used in the dark jungle night encounter were equipped with standard Crimson Trace Rail Master (CMR-201s) laser sights and not created movie prop productions. Those specially selected movie laser sights are among the nearly 200 products manufactured by Crimson Trace.
“Early on in the Pre-Production of Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World,” when the time came for us to outfit the elite InGen team with laser sighting devices to regain control of the park, only one company came to mind—Crimson Trace,” said Guillaume Delouche, the movie’s Property-Master. “Crimson Trace’s line of lasers is not only versatile, it is literally perfect for movie prop applications. We are able to fit them onto our collection of real—and stunt—firearms for an authentic tactical feel throughout every sequence.”
Crimson Trace frequently works with top Hollywood and New York prop companies and movie production crews across America. Those skilled groups are learning through firearms manufacturers, law enforcement and military units, plus from active shooters who are movie consultants, about the benefits of laser sights for firearms. As many movies are planned in detail—such as Jurassic World was—Crimson Trace is contacted about working with the prop and production company staff to determine the firearms to be used and the compatible Crimson Trace products available. Today, more of those decisions for the filming centers on determining whether they want green or red laser sights. Crimson Trace offers a wide selection of both.
A special Jurassic World movie premier event was held in Bozeman, Montana in partnership with the Museum of the Rockies — www.museumoftherockies.org. Key movie stars, industry media members, along with several Crimson Trace partner companies, attended the special movie premier and series of related events. The media members represented some of the nation’s top firearms publications, including: NRA Family Insights, SHOT Business, The Outdoorwire, Gun World, Harris Publishing and others. This event also included touring BLACKHAWK! and FLIR Systems facilities in Montana.
I still think Spectre will be the go-to super spy movie of the year, but Guy Richie’s re-imagining of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is looking pretty good as well.
It’s scheduled to be released in theaters August 14th.
There’s no sound, but here’s a brief look at the new Batmobile in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Black Angel, the somewhat obscure fantasy short film that played in a limited number of theaters before ‘Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back’, may get the feature length treatment, courtesy of an ongoing Indiegogo campaign.
KUNG FURY has officially launched, and it’s available to watch free on YouTube. It’s only around 30 minutes long, and because of that the pacing is a bit rushed, but regardless it’s pure entertainment the entire run time.
I didn’t even hear about this until yesterday.
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes.
It’s “inspired” by the original, yet uses the same title.
Comes out this Christmas.
Roger Christian was a set decorator for Star Wars Episode IV. Christian’s work impressed George Lucas enough that he gave Christian the go ahead to turn his fantasy script into a short film, which would screen before Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The film, titled Black Angel, was only screened in a few cinemas in 1980, and was thought lost until negatives of the film were found and restored.
The film has since been uploaded to YouTube, with a special introduction from the director himself.
Looking to cosplay as Fury Road’s Immortan Joe in the near future? Then you might want to consider a “Skull Respirator Half Mask” currently available on Etsy. Made from cold cast aluminum fiberglass with resin and rubber parts, it comes with an adjustable elasticated strap, and foam padding on the inside.
Build time is 4-5 weeks due to increased demand, but it looks worth the wait.
With Avengers 2 out, and Ant-Man on the horizon, it’s no surprise to see the work continues on the Marvel Cinematic Universe projects. Such is the case with this early picture of Crossbones from the currently-in-production, yet slated for a May 2016 release, Captain America: Civil War.
Crossbones, one of Captain America’s most iconic arch-nemeses in the comics, can be seen kitted up in gear from various manufacturers, including S&S Precision, Benchmade Knives, Safariland, G-Code, and AustriaAlpin/ITW.
If we didn’t know any better, we’d swear this looks like something our friends at Tactical Pro Shop were involved with, as they often are. We’re looking forward to seeing what other gear pops up, and for the movie in general.
More pics and info on the movie itself can be found at screencrush.com/crossbones-grillo-first-look
YouTube channel Howe & Howe showed off some footage of the Peacemaker vehicle from the upcoming Mad Max Fury Road before it was shipped off.
A cast photo of the upcoming ‘Suicide Squad’ film has popped up. For those not in the know, Suicide Squad AKA Task Force X is a group of villains in the DC comic universe who are selected by the US Government to undertake highly dangerous black ops missions in exchange for reduced sentences.
The film iteration of the Suicide Squad is composed of (from left to right): Slipknot, Captain Boomerang, Enchantress, Katana, Col. Rick Flagg, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Crock, and El Diablo.
There’s also this photo of Will Smith as Deadshot with his mask on.
YouTube channel CineFix produced this video on the technical aspects of one of the most iconic moments in John Carpenter’s The Thing, the defibrillator scene. They also did a great video on the Chestburster scene from Alien back in January that’s worth a look.
Yesterday evening, ‘Suicide Squad’ director David Ayer revealed the look of Jared Leto’s Joker for the upcoming film; it’s certainly different than previous incarnations. My opinion? I’m not a fan of the look, but time will tell if Lito’s performance will outdo the whole Hot Topic thing they have going on here.
Taking cues from the Ultimate universe Fantastic Four, this reboot features a mutating event that occurs during extradimensional travel in leu of a mutating event that occurs during space travel being the catalyst of the Fantastic Four’s powers. Also, everything’s darker in tone.
Kung Fury is going to be released soon, and as the ultimate tribute to its 80s-themed presentation, David Hasselhoff did the theme song for the movie!