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Justice League Trailer

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

DC’s shared film universe, known officially as the ‘DC Extended Universe’, has been, frankly, a poorly-managed hodgepodge hurriedly crafted together in a desperate response to Marvel’s expertly handled (by comparison) ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’. As a result, what could/should have been good films were instead narratively unsound, critical disappointments, succeeding entirely on the properties they represent rather than than their own merits.

Ok, now that I have the pretentious critic angle covered, here’s my 2 cents on the newest ‘Justice League’ trailer.

Yeah, I’m pretty pumped to see a ‘Justice League’ movie is actually getting made. Yeah, it looks like they’re doing it right i.e. more ‘comic-booky’, even if it’s a bit jarring to go from BvS to this. However, trailers are meant to tantalize, and I’ve been burned before: pre-release material made BvS look really great, and even made Suicide Squad seem like it would be watchable. Then there’s Wonder Woman, which again, looks pretty neat, but it could always go south.

I’ll reserve further critique until ‘Justice League’ actually comes out in November, but, well, the track record of DC films speaks for itself. Enjoy the trailer, but be wary that’s this is a trailer, and all of the cool fight scenes and snappy dialogue compressed into a few minutes of footage are not representative of the final product.

Tomenosuke 2049 Movie Prop Edition

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

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Deckard’s unnamed LAPD-issued blaster is one of the most iconic firearms in sci-fi cinema, an amalgam of a Steyr Mannlicher .222 Model SL and a Charter Arms Bulldog revolver, further fitted with LEDs and additional parts. Japanese prop manufacturer Tomenosuke is releasing the 2049 Movie Prop Edition of what they call the ‘PRO Blaster’, a movie-accurate replica of Deckard’s Blaster.

A number of features have been improved when compared to earlier releases of the PRO Blaster, including more-accurate overall geometry, as well as the grip color being more in line with the screen variant. The 2049 Movie Prop PRO Blaser also comes complete with dummy cartridges.

www.hollywood-collectibles.com/store/product.php?productid=16583&cat=0&page=

Atomic Blonde – Red Band Trailer – NSFW

Monday, March 13th, 2017

If you feel this trailer for Atomic Blonde has a bit of a John Wick feel, it’s not surprising: David Leitch, co-director of John Wick and director of the upcoming Deadpool 2, is also behind this flick, in which Charlize Theron plays an MI6 agent sent to Germany on a top secret mission.

Oh, and in case the title didn’t give it away, this is pretty NSFW; you have been warned.

Mondo – A Stanley Kubrick Production T-Shirt

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

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The shirt itself is pretty simple: it’s a blue cotton tee with ‘A Stanley Kubrick Production’ printed on the front. This particular bit of minimalist fashion was developed by Mondo in association with Alamo Drafthouse and Warner Bros., in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of author Anthony Burgess and the original release date the ‘A Clockwork Orange’, the film based on the Burgess’ same titled book; in-arguably his most popular publication, and arguably Kubrick’s finest film.

To further tie in the shirt to the film, the print mimics the design and font of the same text as seen in the ‘A Clockwork Orange’ opening credits.

mondotees.com/collections/apparel/products/clockwork-orange-t-shirt-5

Deadpool 2 Teaser – ‘No Good Deed’

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Deadpool 2 coming out next year.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Trailer 2

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

How about Kurt Russel, huh?

John Platt – ‘Before The Dirt’ – A Photo Collection Of The Vehicles Of Mad Max: Fury Road

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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John Platt has served for three decades as a Unit Stills Photographer in the film industry, and has put his talent on display with the ‘Before The Dirt’ collection, a photographic collection of the vehicles of Mad Max: Fury Road. Many of the 150 unique vehicles made for the movie are featured in the collection, including Max’s iconic Interceptor.

www.johnplatt.com.au/prod-mad-max-vehicles

You can find more of the collection at Jonh’s Behance page: www.behance.net/johnplatt9dd0

Alien: Covenant – “Last Supper” Prologue

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Fox released this official prologue for the upcoming ‘Alien: Covenant’, which not only established the rapport of the Covenant team, but also serves as a nice nod to the original Chestburster scene from Alien.

Mine – Trailer

Friday, February 17th, 2017

After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical toll of the treacherous conditions.

It’s kinda like 127 hours, but with more shooting, and more dust storms.

Action…Avengers: Infinity War

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Super Hero movies have become the norm, with Marvel’s meticulous planning of their shared universe films culminating in the eventual release of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. To hype up the film, Marvel released this behind-the-scenes teaser on what’s to come.

Kinda wish Justice League has this level of forethought.

Taran Tactical Training John Wick

Friday, February 10th, 2017

We continue the series of John Wick related posts with this video from 5.11 Tactical showing off some of the training Taran Tactical did with Keanu Reeves to prepare him for his role as the titular character in John Wick Chapter 2.

Bravo Company USA’s Homage To John Wick

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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Throughout the week, Bravo Company USA has been releasing photography inspired by ‘John Wick’, in celebration of the upcoming sequel.

You can see the rest of the photos on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BravoCompanyUSA

LOGAN Trailer 2

Friday, January 20th, 2017

In a world with very few mutants left, Old Man Logan and Older Man Prof. X must escort X-23, a female clone of Wolvie and who’s creation was totally hinted at in the post-credits scene from X-Men: Apocalypse, to safety from very bad men.

Oh, and it’s R-rated.

All-New LEGO Batmobile from Chevy

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Holy marketing cross-overs, Batman!

This commercial from Chevy depicts LEGO Batman’s Batmobile as a vehicle under their lineup, a parody of their recent string of (annoying) focus group commercials.

If I had $48 million lying around, and this was real, I’d buy one.

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 – Red Band Trailer (NSFW)

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 is another re-imagining of the classic Death Race 2000 which starred David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone, but it’s much more true to the original than the other recent Death Race films.

Work warning: this trailer does contain some coarse language, nudity, and graphic violence, just as a Death Race film should.

Death Race 2050 drops January 17th direct to home video.

What Was Cut From Rogue One

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

YouTube channel Looper goes over the various scenes from the recently-released Rogue One that appeared in the trailer, but were missing from the theatrical release due to the reported reshoot.

Alien: Covenant Trailer

Monday, December 26th, 2016

This is how you make an Alien film, or at least a really good trailer for an Alien film.

Alien: Covenant drops May 19th, 2017.

Gentle Giant Studios – Death Trooper Specialist PGM Classic Mini Bust

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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If you’re a Gentle Giant Premier Guild member (which amounts to an $80/yr fee), then you can purchase one of these Death Trooper Specialist Classic Mini Busts. Made of hand-painted polyresin, this 1:6 scale bust depicts the Imperial Intelligence elite unit Death Trooper. More than anything else, though, I appreciate that the Death Trooper is wearing what appears to be some kind of chest rig.

www.gentlegiantltd.com/collectibles/star-wars/rogue-one-collection/death-trooper-specialist-pgm-classic-mini-bust

ThinkGeek – Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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I like multitools. I like Star Wars. Still, this feels like a line that just didn’t need to be crossed; two things that honestly had no logic to be combined. I’m talking about ThinkGeek’s officially-licensed Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool kit. Shaped like everyone’s favorite smuggler’s ship, this particular multitool comes complete with four hex keys, two screwdrivers, and an adjustable wrench.

If they’ll make the Millennium Falcon into a multitool, when’s ‘Star Wars’ the flamethrower?

www.thinkgeek.com/product/jhil

Anovos – Rogue One Replica Death Trooper Helmet

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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Anovos, known for their extremely high-quality licensed costumes and props, is releasing a replica Death Trooper helmet based on the upcoming Rogue One film. The helmet, digitally scanned from the actual movie props, is made of fiberglass, with a fully lined interior.

If you have $615 lying around, you can pre-order the helmet at the link below:

www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ANV10130&mode=retail

War for the Planet of the Apes Trailer

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

The Planet of the Apes franchise is one of my favorites, and the first two reboot films have been pretty decent so far, so hopefully this one follows suit.

Columbia – Star Wars Rogue One Apparel

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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Columbia and Disney have partnered up to produce a line of officially licensed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story apparel. The three pieces, Women’s Jyn Erso Rebel Jacket, Men’s Captain Cassian Andor Rebel Parka, and Men’s Imperial Death Trooper Jacket, will be officially available starting 12/9/16 at select Columbia store locations, as well as for online purchase.

In my opinion, the Jyn Erso jacket is actually the coolest looking piece of the three. It actually looks like authentic Star Wars garb. The Death Trooper jacket is pretty overt in its design, but looks like a decent outer layer, even though you might have to be a pretty big Star Wars fan to wear it on the regular. As for the parka? Well, it really reminds me of the Hoth parka from Empire, which makes it pretty neat.

columbia.com/rogue-one-landing

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer 3

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Looks pretty.

Kong Island – Trailer 2

Sunday, November 20th, 2016


Hope it’s better than that Godzilla remake that starred Walter White and Kickass.

Batou’s Shotgun Is A Six12

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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This pic was sent over to me by SSD’s Admin, so I don’t know the origin. What I can say is, based on it being a pic of “Batou’s Shotgun”, it’s obviously a prop from the upcoming (and quite honestly craptastic-looking) Ghost in the Shell movie. It also happens to be a duded up Crye Precision Six12 rotary drum bullpup 12 gauge shotgun, which to be fair is a pretty futuristic-looking piece.

Edit: Google image search came up with this page: beagle-voyage.com/movie-ghost-in-the-shell-movie-props-2016.

There’s a few other prop weapons from the movie as well.