Of the two Marvel property movie trailers that aired during last night’s Super Bowl, which one was better?
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SHOT Show coverage will continue as expected, but since the new Suicide Squad trailer had to come out this week, I’m throwing it up before the show starts today. Honestly, this trailer makes the movie looks like solid fun.
As you might guess by the name, 10 Cloverfield Lane is the second movie in the Cloverfield franchise. With few details available, and the trailer not revealing much besides an underground bunker and a pissed-off, controlling, and possibly cabin feverish John Goodman (and two others), the question is:
Is this a direct sequel to Cloverfield, complete with giant monster(s), or a spiritual sequel with a similar premise?
We’ll have to wait until March 11th to find out.
It’s a trailer, so it’s meant to entice. Regardless, it looks like Fox is giving the Merc with a Mouth a much more comics-accurate portrayal than in Wolverine: Origins. Hopefully, when Deadpool comes out in February, it won’t suck.
Yeah, I kinda felt the same way. However, according to Simon Pegg, who co-wrote the film, the trailer isn’t really a good indicator of the tone of the film. I can buy that.
Die Klapperschlange or ‘The Rattlesnake’ is the alternative title for the German release of the 1981 John Carpenter classic ‘Escape from New York’, one of my favorite films of all time. I didn’t decide to post this poster for the trivia, but to bring attention to that rather unique rifle that Snake doesn’t get to use in the film proper (his primary arm in the film, for what it’s worth, is a suppressed MAC 10 outfitted with a rifle scope). It’s a bit difficult to determine exactly what model the rifle is, although if I had to guess it looks like some kind of AR variant with a unique pistol grip and a removed hand guard.
If anybody had more of a clue what it could be feel free to let me know in the comments section.
Predictably, they’re making a sequel to that Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot/remake/whatever. At least the original April from the 80s movies is going to be in it.
The newest Batman v Superman trailer does a decent job of hyping up the movie, however it also spoils some crucial plot points, as most modern trailers do. In that regard, this fan trailer does a much better job of keeping the tone of the original Trailer 2 without the spoilers, so if you haven’t already watched the original, stick with this one.
At the very appropriately named PredatorHelmetsDirect.com, you can purchase one of many motorcycle helmets stylized after the helmets utilized by the Yautja/Hish-qu-Ten species, better known as the Predators.
Spider-Man’s going to be in this one.
I’ve shown a few kill count supercut videos featuring action stars such as Van Damme and Schwarzenegger, but they have nothing on Luke Skywalker, the Jedi with a kill count of over 369,000, and yes, that does include the Death Star. Anyone want to take a guess on how many more victims he’ll rack up in Episode VII?
The prop M203 used in the movie Scarface by Tony Montana is now available for auction. The launcher is a custom job, individually hand crafted by the studio prop department with an extra-large trigger guard and wider ribbing on the barrel than an actual M203. After Scarface, the prop M203 was used in several other productions, with Predator being a notable example.
The launcher is connected to a non-firing replica Colt AR15, identical to the live firing gun used in most of the gunfire sequences. Originally, an M16A1 was used, however Scarface cinematographer John Alonzo determined “that the AR15’s firing sequence could be timed to synchronize with the Arriflex cameras, which would result in elongating the duration of muzzle flashes seen on film.” Cool stuff.
The prop launcher/rifle combo is currently at $13,000, with a starting bid of $10,000, and an estimated ending bid of $20,000 – $30,000. A bit too rich for my blood, but an iconic bit of cinema history regardless.
Ever wondered if you or someone else you know were a replicant? Well, the British Film Institute, in honor of re-screenings of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner The Final Cut have produced their own version of the Voight-Kampff test used by the Blade Runners in the film to identify potential replicants.
In case you were wondering, there’s an almost 40% chance I’m a replicant.
Wow, it’s a real trailer! Y’know, one that builds anticipation without spoiling the whole plot?
YouTuber Benjamin Combes has created a supercut of every death caused by Jean-Claude Van Damme across his various movies.
HARDCORE is an action movie, but shot entirely in first person through the eyes of the protagonist. Looks a bit disorienting, but pretty cool all the same.
The 40th Anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail will soon be upon us, and in celebration, Monty Python is releasing a special Blu-Ray box set. The set contains new artwork by Terry Gilliam, the 30-minute “Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival” featurette, a Q&A with Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Cleese and Eric Idle, hosted by John Oliver and recorded live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, exclusive introductory letters from Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, and, perhaps best of all, collectible castle packaging with real catapult action and rubber farm animals.
I dunno if the set is Amazon exclusive, but that’s where the link provided by the official Monty Python YouTube channel goes to, so it’s the link I’m using: www.amazon.com/dp/B013P0WZVS
Dumpbox has reproduced Killgore’s Death Cards playing set for a very limited release. Only 50 of these sets were made, so get yours while you can.
Have you ever wondered how many punches Jason Statham has thrown through his various on-screen appearances? Well, YouTube channel Burger Fiction did, and as a result they put together this video showcasing every single time Statham has thrown a punch in a movie.
Looks pretty good.
Rather than waste your money watching the terrible Fant4stic AKA ‘the cruddy Fantastic Four movie Fox had to make to retain the film rights’, you can watch the ‘hilariously under budgeted Roger Corman Fantastic Four movie that had to be made to retain the film rights’ on YouTube for free, just look around. Here’s the trailer to give you an idea of what you’re up for, should you choose to watch it.