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Because I’m sick and want to share my misery…


Sorry for not posting much.

Here’s a trailer for the Fantastic Four movie that desperately is trying to hide the fact that it’s a movie about people with superpowers fighting a man who wears a metal mask and calls himself Doom, and not a serious drama about science.

This thing practically screams, “Pretentious!”

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Army of Darkness 2

And now, the exception that proves the rule. This is absolutely necessary. This must absolutely happen. Why? Bruce Campbell.

The last one was 22 years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I use to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here. . . Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it. . . Alright sir, the answer is yes.

Presumably, given the post-credit sequence I heard about, this would likely involve his teaming up with the sequel/reboot’s star Jane Levy in some capacity to kill more undead.

Marvel

Now that Marvel has the film rights to the Punisher and Daredevil back in the house, there remain questions as to whether or not we’ll see Matt Murdock and Frank Castle show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To which Kevin Feige replied essentially, “Maybe, I don’t know right now…”

We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time.

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Jurassic World

Idris Elba is reportedly going to get his chance to visit the world’s second worst theme park. Yeah, that’s right Epcot Center, I’m looking at you…

Beetlejuice

In the annals of films that don’t need a sequel, I think Beetlejuice is probably in the top 100 at least. So, of course, someone wants to make one. Tim Burton is considering coming back to direct it.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Cinema Blend has an interview with Hobbit star Evangeline Lily.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Evangeline-Lily-Introduces-World-Tauriel-Set-Hobbit-39902.html

Thor: The Dark World

Here’s a clip of the Warriors Three fighting dark elves and Thor, who knows how to make an entrance.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

(h/t io9) http://io9.com/how-many-beloved-characters-will-die-of-the-walking-dea-1447482786

Here’s a picture of our time travelling canine and his human companion… which sounds familiar, did the Doctor ever own a puppy?

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I grew up with this stuff second hand (my old man liked the Bullwinkle cartoons so much when he was younger that he watched them whenever they were on while I was growing up) and this looks like it might not be entirely awful.

Frozen

And here is the trailer for Disney’s movie Frozen, their retelling of The Snow Queen.

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Not much in the way of Entertainment news today.

Agents of SHIELD

I hate typing periods for SHIELD, so I’m not going to do it.

Anyway, good news if you’re actually watching the show and you’re a fan (like me.) It’s been picked up for a full order of 22 episodes this season.

I wouldn’t call it the greatest thing on TV, but it is a decent to good show with potential which puts it in the 95th percentile of TV shows.

Astronomy

Scientists have found a planet drifting about out there free from any star.

Eighty light-years from Earth, there’s a world that’s just six times more massive than Jupiter, floating all alone without a sun to keep it warm, astronomers reported Wednesday.

Such free-floaters have been reported before, but in the past, it hasn’t always been clear whether these were orphaned planets or failed stars. This time, the scientists say they’re sure it’s a planet.

“We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this,” team leader Michael Liu of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa said in a news release. “It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all alone. I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do.”

Scott Carpenter, the second man in orbit, passed away yesterday following a recent stroke. He was 88.

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Star Wars

Here’s a promo for Star Wars: Rebels, the new animated series that replaces Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

In the movie universe, reportedly Sir Ben Kingsley has auditioned for a role for Episode VII.

Wonder Woman

This isn’t an announcement for a movie or a TV show or even another DTV animated movie. Nope. It’s an announcement that they would really like to do one of those things with the character, which might make you wonder since they own the property and have the money to do it, why the character sits on the shelf right now gathering dust.

The Hollywood Reporter was present for an entertainment law conference this past weekend and during the proceedings Tsujihara said that the studio is prioritizing some kind of Wonder Woman project, but that at this time what that project will be is unknown. Noting the studio’s lack of superhero movies outside of Batman and Superman as “missed opportunity,” the executive said that there are “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV” and that they “need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”

Judging from the past few ‘projects’ they commissioned, in which she was Single Female Lawyer, I’m guessing she’s sitting on the shelf because they have no clue what to do with her.

Marvel

Want.

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Ender’s Game

Here’s a clip from the upcoming movie.

After watching that, the only thing I can say is: at what point in time did Harrison Ford turn into a mumbler?

Star Wars

Saoirse Ronan spills the beans a bit regarding her audition process for Episode VII.

“Even if I don’t get it,” she said during The Empire Film Podcast, “I had so much fun auditioning, pretending to take out a lightsaber – out of a bag, kind of inspect it and not know what it is. That was…that was great. A lightsaber! Star Wars!”

We have no idea, of course, if that was a piece written for the movie or a piece written for the auditions to throw us off, so speculation at this point is useless.

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

Io9 has an image of Beorn, the shapeshifter posted. Not quite how I pictured him, but okay. As the writer said, as least he’s not covered in bird poo.

 

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Pet peeve, I’m not fond of putting hyphens in name. I don’t know why. I’m just not. When my wife and I got married and had a discussion regarding her last name and what it would be, we discussed the possibility and I was a lot closer to ditching my own last name and picking a new one for the both of us than I was about adding a hyphen to hers. I don’t know why, I’m just weird, okay?) anyway, that guy up there at the start of this paragraph? Yeah, he’s Quicksilver, the super-fast son of that one guy who fought those other guys who we can’t mention by name because the Fox infernal lawyers will rise from the pits of Tartarus and drag us kicking and screaming to a hell where Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are the only things on TV. Aaron up there will be joining your Avengers to stop James Spader.

Spiderman Tutu : Dance of the Sugar Plum Spiders

Paul Giamatti let slip that his character the Rhino will be returning for Spiderman 3-2 (As another aside, Internet, I am disappointed. Given that Spiderman 3-2 sounds a lot like the name of an awesome droid from a Star Wars/Marvel mashup universe, I’m severely disappointed that there is not one picture out there of R2 painted like Spiderman. You should feel ashamed of yourself.)

Anyway, this would seem to confirm that the Rhino will probably be wrapped up pretty quickly in the next movie (possibly without even getting his famous Rhino suit), but will be back to torment Spiderman next time.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

And here’s the last ad campaign from the fictional Trask Industries.

If there were any justice in the world, there would be a comedy on TV about mad scientists working in an evil lab.

If there were any justice in the world, there would be a comedy on TV about mad scientists working in an evil lab.

General

And in case you were curious:

Software engineer Burr Settles from Pittsburgh studied the language used in 2.6 million tweets, and also sampled tweets that appeared when he searched for the terms ‘geek’ and ‘nerd’.

By comparing tweets in each query, Settles devised a mathematical equation that established the probability of a particular word appearing in a geeky tweet, or a nerdy one.

Well done, Sir. I may be a level 16 Dork (that would be a Nerd 8/Geek 8) for writing a blog that deals with Star Wars, the Avengers, and Spider-man (and using D&D terminology to define myself), but coming up with a mathematical equation to definitive answer where someone lies on the Nerd/Geek chart? That’s epic levels of Dork, there. I can only hope to aspire to your level, Sir.

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Post your Geek/Nerd levels in the comments, folks.

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Fast and Furious 7

I confess that I love this movie franchise more and more as it goes on. The first movie was a glorious cheesefest remake-in-spirit of Point Break. The second was a cheesy over the top take on Miami Vice. The third was just awesomely cheesy. And then at some point, they decided to say, screw any tenuous connection with reality and just make a live action video game. And let’s add the Rock. And Jason Stathem. And now Kurt Russell.

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Atlas Shrugged

The producers are still working on their final movie adaptation of Ayn Rand’s screed to arrogant rich *******, in which all of the aforementioned arrogant rich ******** decide to get back at us ungrateful plebes for taxing them and asking them to abide by environmental regulations by hightailing it to a secret gated community and depriving us of their genius, thereby ensuring that our world fell to pieces while they toasted with champagne laughing. At least until their utopia realized that they had no farmers, laborers, or any of the other essential pieces required to make a community sustainable and degenerated into cannibalistic anarchy while back in the real world we collectively shrugged our shoulders at their disappearances, installed new CEOs (for less money), and continued on undisturbed.

Anyway, apparently the lesson they walked away with from Atlas Shrugged is that since people were stupid enough to take this book seriously, they’re probably stupid enough to give money to make a third movie even though the last two movies in the series were bombs that lost millions.

They’re probably right.

General

And here’s a picture of Professor X and Magneto chowing down on hot dogs and corn on the cob at Coney Island which is 100 different kinds of awesome.

Awesome

Man of Steel 2: Batman vs. Superman vs. Godzilla meets Abbot and Costello and the Mummy

So there’s a casting call out for a strong woman between the ages of 25 to 35, so everyone and their mother is jumping to the conclusion that Wonder Woman will appear in the sequel, which it’s so cute that they still think Warner Brothers will make a Justice League movie, bless their hearts.

My first thought would be Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl. My second thought would be Mercy, Lex Luthor’s body guard and henchwoman. My third thought would be one of Darkseid’s Female Furies. After that, Maxima, Big Barda, Hawkgirl, Superwoman (evil Wonder Woman), Power Girl, Zatanna, Fire, Ice, Jade, the girl Wonder Twin, Wendy of Superfriends infamy, and then Wonder Woman.

 

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Firefly

Fans of the TV show and movie will be happy to hear that the series will live on in comic book form. Coulson may live on tonight on TV, but Wash is definitely still pushing up daisies.

As the series begins, Mal and the crew are recouping from their recent strike against the sinister interplanetary government, The Alliance, in which they exposed government agencies as those responsible for the creation of the Reavers — the scourge of the universe. With River Tam in the co-pilot chair and a very pregnant Zoe reeling from the death of her husband, Wash, Mal is finding himself and his ship in greater danger than ever.

For shame PR guy for not shortening universe to ‘verse. An Operative will be by shortly to discuss your failure with you.

World of Warcraft movie

Deadline has the casting news on this picture up, a bunch of names are in various stages of negotiation, including Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin

I still think it would be a better movie if it were a Spinal Tap style mockumentary about a WoW Guild, but I pretty much hate WoW, so I’m probably not the best person to ask.

Star Trek

No movie news, but here’s a cool image gallery that blends the faces of the Classic Trek and New Trek crews.

Star Wars

No new movie news, but if you’ve got some spare cash under your couch cushions and a very, very, very, very understanding spouse (or no spouse), you can buy yourself a replica of an AT-ST. Sadly, it doesn’t walk and I’m pretty sure the blasters are non-functional, so no Ewok stamping for you.

If I bought this, I'm pretty sure it would be exhibit A in my divorce proceedings.

If I bought this, I’m pretty sure it would be exhibit A in the inevitable divorce proceedings that followed.