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Avengers: Infinity War – Official Trailer

Friday, March 16th, 2018

I reiterate:

10 years and 18 movies, all leading up to a giant, purple Josh Brolin beating a bunch of super heroes around with his golden pimp glove for two hours straight.

In theaters April 27.

STAR WARS Original Trailer (Restored) – 1976

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

With Disney having no plans to release the unaltered trilogy to the public market, we have to make due with fan efforts. Efforts such as this project from YouTube channel The ReDiscovered Future, which restores the original 1976 Star Wars trailer using cleaned footage and scenes from the Star Wars Despecialized Edition.

Blade Runner 2049 | VFX Breakdown | Framestore

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Visual Effects house Framestore released this video that serves as a breakdown of the VFX they provided for Blade Runner 2049. It really goes to show how, when done right, CGI can greatly enhance the visual quality of a film.

Deadpool, Meet Cable

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Yeah, it’s that kinda movie.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Teaser

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Let’s be honest, no one’s going to feel right playing roles originally filled by Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams, plus ‘The Last Jedi’ was a dumpster fire.

The Cloverfield Paradox Trailer

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

The Cloverfield Paradox was is the latest movie in the Cloverfield series, and was in a bit of a distribution hell until being picked up by Netflix. It also premiered tonight, immediately after the Super Bowl.

Ant-Man And The Wasp Trailer

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

The Marvel franchise just keeps chugging along.

I’m personally waiting for a proper Howard the Duck movie.

Timelapse of Death Star Construction

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Timelapse of Death Star Construction from Outside Hollywood on Vimeo.

Building a moon-sized fully armed and operational battlestation takes time, as demonstrated by this animation created by brothers Isaac and Benjamin Botkin.

The Star Wars: Concept Trailer

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Star Wars: Concept Trailer from The DAVE School on Vimeo.

About four decades ago, in this very galaxy, a film maker by the name of George Lucas penned material for a space opera film called ‘The Star Wars’. The idea transformed over time into the Star Wars franchise as we know it today, but during production of the initial idea, Lucas hired noted conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie to paint scenes of the developing script, to show off to the studio. Using this same art as a reference, a team of graduates from the DAVE School produced a trailer for ‘The Star Wars’, as it could have been.

There also happens to be a pretty good comic that adapts an earlier draft of ‘The Star Wars’. If you track down a copy, it’s worth a read.

READY PLAYER ONE – Official Trailer

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Based on a book with more overt 80s pop culture references than an entire season of Family Guy, READY PLAYER ONE takes place in the near future, where everyone uses VR headsets and haptic suits to explore and interact with a vast MMO world, in which the Willy Wonka-esque creator has hidden an ‘Easter Egg’ which will grant the finder control of said world, and a literal fortune.

Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

10 years and 18 movies, all leading up to a giant, purple Josh Brolin beating a bunch of super heroes around with his golden pimp glove for two hours straight.

Yeah, it’s going to be pretty neat.

Avengers: Infinity War releases May 4th, 2018, which, coincidentally is known as Star Wars Day (May the fourth… get it?). Interesting play by Disney on that one.

Deadpool 2 Teaser – “Wet on Wet” Trailer

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

In this teaser trailer for the upcoming Deadpool 2, we get a Deadpool parody of Bob Ross, followed by a few snippets of the upcoming film.

Gotta love it.

Deadpool 2 releases in theaters June 1, 2018.

Oats Studios – Praetoria

Monday, November 6th, 2017

More Neill Blomkamp goodness, this time a teaser of sorts for a “huge galactic story”. Kind of a 40K meets Halo vibe to it.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Trailer

Monday, October 9th, 2017

I just really hope Luke doesn’t spend the whole movie not being as cool as expanded universe Luke, before the Disney buyout.

The Last Jedi drops December 15th.

Justice League – Trailer 3

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

What’s up with movie trailers and awful fitting music? Regardless, Justice League is looking pretty good. Even so, the DCEU hasn’t had that solid of a critical track record, Wonder Woman notwithstanding, and trailers are designed to attract interest in a property, regardless of the final outcome.

In short, hopefully this pulls a Wonder Woman, and doesn’t suck like the other DCEU movies.

Justice League drops November 2017.

Blade Runner 2022: Black Out

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Shinichiro Watanabe, director of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, directed this short animation that takes place in the Blade Runner universe, some 20 years before the events of the upcoming Blade Runner 2049. In it, a devastating EMP strike is blamed on replicants, leading to a human supremacy movement, and replicants being made illegal.

Check it out, it’s worth a watch.

Edit: It’s getting taken down all over the place. You can watch the official release on Crunchyroll.


David Harbour’s Hellboy Revealed

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

For those who aren’t in the know, the original Guillermo Del Toro Hellboy movie series, staring Ron Pearlman as the titular hero, was cancelled, with the third movie put on the kibosh after a period in development hell. News of a hard-R Hellboy reboot almost immediately followed the news of the cancellation, with David Harbour stated to star.

David Harbour, best known for his role as Jim Hopper in the Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’, seemed like an odd choice to many, largely because many felt he didn’t really look the part. Plus, with Ron Pearlman’s badass baritone voice and already comic-accurate appearance, seeing the role played by anyone else seemed inconceivable. However, with this reveal of Mr. Harbour in full Hellboy garb, the response has been largely positive. He also looks a lot like Pearlman did in his Hellboy outfit, which is a huge plus.

In case you’re wondering, David didn’t undergo any sort of ultra-intense ‘action hero’ workout and ‘supplement’ regimen to fit the role. It’s at least 90% prosthetics. In fact, he pretty much looks like he does in the image below underneath the costume:

ThinkGeek – Exogorth Space Slug Snow Globe

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

The Exogorth, AKA that space slug the Millennium Falcon flies out of in Empire Strikes Back, is now immortalized in Snow Globe form thanks to ThinkGeek and their licensing of the Star Wars brand. If your suspension of disbelief ends at how this particlar scene makes for a good snow globe, the product specification states it could be hundreds of Mynocks (the bat creatures that latch onto the ship in the same scene), so we’ll go with that.


The EXISTENZ Organic Bone Gun Is Up For Auction

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

It looks like it’s the perfect time for prop auctions, because now the Organic Bone Gun from the cult classic film ‘EXISTENZ’ is available for auction from Prop Store Auction. The Organic Bone Gun, also known as the ‘Gristle Gun’, is made of the carcasses of a variety of mutated animals, and is loaded with teeth as projectiles. The prop itself is made of resin with synthetic skin, resembling a life-like organic construction.


Even better, as part of the same auction, there’s the Police Blaster Shroud and Mangalore Rifle from The Fifth Element.

Josh Brolin’s Cable Revealed

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Josh Brolin revealed his full costume as Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2. Carrying a hilarious hodgepodge of a weapon, the basis of which is a Kriss Vector SMG, and showing poor trigger control, Brolin’s Cable is decked out in a mix of load carrying gear, including what looks like some HSGI TACO pouches, and what looks like an HK P30 and a VP9 in separate holsters.

Deadpool 2 is scheduled to release on June 1, 2018.

Death Wish (2017 Remake) Trailer

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

This honestly seems like a strange tonal shift when compared to the original movie.

Official Film Series Bundle Based On The Globally Renowned Halo Franchise Now Available On iTunes In The U.S.A, Courtesy Of Content Media

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

July 31ST, 2017, London, UK – Today Content Media announced the release the official film series based on the globally renowned best-selling Halo franchise only in the U.S.A. The bundle includes “Halo Legends,” “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” “Halo: Nightfall” and “Halo: The Fall of Reach,” and is available on iTunes.

Created in collaboration with some of the world’s leading animators from Japan, “Halo Legends” draws you into the center of humanity’s ongoing battles with the Covenant, dynamically depicted in cutting-edge animation styles that deliver breathtaking visuals and gripping adventure. “Halo Legends” dives deep into the rich Halo universe and explores the Master Chief’s mysterious origins, advanced combat capabilities of Spartans, and the tense rivalry between Spartans and Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs). “Halo Legends” is an 119-minute long animated film starring Atsuko Tanaka (“Ghost in the Shell”), Josh Grelle (“Mass Effect: Paragon Lost”) and Greg Ayres (“Samurai 7”).

“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” is a coming-of-age story that follows cadet Thomas Lasky at Corbulo Academy, a 26th-century military training academy. Following in the footsteps of his mother and brother, Lasky is unsure of his future within the military but is forced to act when the academy is attacked by a massive force of Covenant, a religious alliance of aliens. Directed by Stewart Hendler, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” is a 90-minute Live-Action movie starring Tom Green, Ty Olsson, Max Carver, Daniel Cudmore, Anna Popplewell and Osric Chau.

Set between the events of “Halo 4” and “Halo 5: Guardians,” “Halo: Nightfall” is the second full-length live-action feature for the Halo® franchise. From Executive Producer Ridley Scott (“Prometheus”, “Blade Runner”) and award-winning Director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (“Battlestar Galactica”, “The Pillars Of The Earth”), “Halo: Nightfall” features an all-star cast including Mike Colter (“Luke Cage,” “The Good Wife”), Christina Chong (“24: Live Another Day”), Steven Waddington (“Sleepy Hollow”) and Luke Neal (“Final Prayer”). “Halo: Nightfall,” tells the personal story of Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. At 98-minutes, the film provides the background to this pivotal new character in the Halo universe, who eventually becomes a Spartan-IV in “Halo 5: Guardians.”

“Halo: The Fall of Reach” is based on the namesake Halo novel by Eric Nylund. This 65-minute feature tells the dramatic tale of the origin and intrigue behind the SPARTAN program that propelled characters like the Master Chief and Dr. Catherine Halsey into the pantheon of Halo lore. The story reveals the events that brought Master Chief and Blue Team together, including their Spartan training and their daring mission to strike back at the Covenant during the first days of the deadly alien invasion. The animated film was produced and directed by SEQUENCE, the award-winning Vancouver-based animation studio responsible for the “Terminals” featured in “Halo 4” and “Halo 2: Anniversary,” and this marks their most ambitious and high-fidelity Halo animation yet.

Exclusively published by Microsoft Studios and developed by 343 Industries, the Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties, over $5 billion in worldwide sales to date, that has transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Now, Halo fans in the U.S.A can go beyond the game and immerse themselves in the Halo universe with this special bundle, available only on iTunes.

Apple Store Link – apple.co/2wiqwct
Price: $29.99

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Last time I was at Disney World, they were doing the preliminary construction for this new attraction, which has been revealed to be ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’. While I only saw the work going on at Hollywood Studios, they’re also opening a version of this attraction at Disneyland.

Look forward to seeing it sometime in 2019.

Justice League SDCC Trailer

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

A lot of great movie trailers have come out for this year’s SCCC, and the Justice League trailer is no exception. Aside from giving a somewhat clearer look at main villain Steppenwolf, we also get an action-packed look at the entire league.

Trailers are meant to hype up the film, but it’s still looking loads better than BvS.

Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars – Trailer

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

So, there’s a new Starship Troopers CGI movie coming out. Casper Van Dien is reprising the role of Johnny Rico, and the powered armor the Mobile Infantry is wearing looks a lot more faithful to the original book than the armor from the original movie.

This movie will be played at select theaters for a one night event August 21st, with digital release a day later, and physical release on September 19th.