Final Transformers 5 trailer is garbage…but I still want to see the movie.

God damn it, Michael Bay.

Yet another excellent display of a decent trailer, for what will no doubt be an awful film.

The tone of this trailer is all over the shop. About 30 seconds of tense music over the top of action sequences, followed by a few sort seconds of what is supposed to be a comedic bit, followed by more action drowned out with droning music.

The ‘shot in the chest’ bit was actually pretty funny. This might be the first bearable comedic relief in a live-action Transformers film. Well…I’m hopeful.

 

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For all this trailer’s faults, the final 15 seconds brings it back around. Somehow Michael Bay continues to find one small/interesting aspect to bring to each Transformers movie that makes idiots (like me) want to buy a ticket.

Age of Extinction had Stanley Tucci (That paid off). Dark of the Moon had no Megan Fox. Revenge of the Fallen had a writer’s strike. And, 2007’s Transformers had camera-shots-of-cars-turning-into-giant-CGI-robots, that-were-far-too-close-to-the-pogo-stick-used-as-reference-for-the-animators-to-actually-see-the-transformation (They were learning, cut ’em some slack). Now we get the–not at all Iron Man inspired–magically pulling themselves together gimmick.

So…has he just always been able to do this. Bumblebee’s just had this party trick up his sleeve for 5 movies, and he just didn’t use it. Seems like that would’ve come in handy at some point. Also, this completely destroys any tension whatsoever. Whatever happens to Bumblebee, he’ll just be able to suck himself back up.

(That wasn’t a euphemism, or anything)

Anyway, I’m going to see this. I don’t care what you think of me…What if it’s good–it won’t be, but what if it is? What ten year long rope-a-dope that would’ve been.

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Final Transformers 5 trailer is garbage…but I still want to see the movie.

New screenshot from ‘Logan’ confirms that Hugh Jackman…is still enormous

Hugh Jackman took to Twitter today and gave us a little tease for his upcoming solo X-men movie, Logan. Check out at the image below with the brief caption “fight or Flight.”

More like HUGE Jackman, amirite guys…g-guys?

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Seriously though, Hugh is in incredible shape, yet again, for the role. It’s a bitter sweet realisation, knowing that the strict diet and exercise regime is a significant factor as to why this will be his last hurrah as Logan. Because, to be honest, he’s never looked the part more than he does now.

“Fight or Flight”? Let’s be honest, it’s probably fight. How about we take a moment to think of a time Wolverine has run away from a confrontation with such speed, and unhappy facial expression. Oh…that’s right, it doesn’t exist.

What do you guys think about this image, is it getting you excited for the movie?

Logan is set to hit theatres March 3rd 2017.

New screenshot from ‘Logan’ confirms that Hugh Jackman…is still enormous

Marvel reveals an important upgrade for our favourite neighbourhood arachnid

Marvel has just released a short video expressing a couple of new features Spidey has to play with, come July. Although there are a few upgrades mentioned in the video, there’s only one of note that we weren’t already aware of, in relation to the web shooters. That upgrade being, “Selectable web types.”

Just what those webs are, we’ll have to wait and see. However, a thought just occurred to me. How would you guys feel about trick webbing?

Kind of like Hawkeye’s trick arrows, but you know…stickier. Maybe there could be an electrified web, maybe a solid rubber bullet-esque projectile, that kind of thing. It’s probably not going to happen, but it’d be a bit of fun.

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I always cut the Sam Rami Spider-Man movies a little bit of slack on the topic of webbing variation. Since Maguire’s webs were organic, I guess he could produce whatever type of web he need in the moment. Nevertheless, I’m glad that we’re get a logical and tangible explanation of Peter’s ability for Homecoming.

What do you guys think about Spidey’s upgrades, and how do you feel about a trick webbing proposal?

Marvel reveals an important upgrade for our favourite neighbourhood arachnid

Michael Fassbender talks ‘Alien Covenant.’ Scope, pacing, and resolving unanswered questions

During a press junket for Assassin’s Creed, Fassbender spoke with Sky Cinema teasing elements of his upcoming sci-fi thriller, Alien Covenant.

From the sounds of things, as many of us predicted from the trailer released a couple of weeks ago, Alien Covenant will be tonally close to the first few Alien films, whilst maintaining the scope of Prometheus. The latter part of which is…fine.

Fassbender also hints at some much-needed resolutions to unanswered questions from this prequel’s previous prequel. Questions like; Can we pretend that that Alien at the end doesn’t count? How come Noomi Rapace didn’t run to the side of the falling space ship. Are we ever going to fully understand what those Engineer guys were all about? No, fair enough.

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Were there Engineer ladies, how did that species work?

 

Alien Covenant is set to hit theatres May 19th 2017

Michael Fassbender talks ‘Alien Covenant.’ Scope, pacing, and resolving unanswered questions

Sylvain White to direct ‘Slender Man’ horror movie for Screen Gems

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Sylvain White is set to direct a horror film based off internet mythology of the Slender Man, for Screen Gems.

The Slender Man is described as a tall, slender (funnily enough) individual with a featureless face, wearing a black suit with a black tie and white shirt. The Slender Man was initially conceived in a photoshop competition in 2009. Though there is some contention online about Slender Man lore, here’s a little bit of it for you to mull over;

“Instead of an active chase, he is more likely to let his prey devolve slowly into madness until they are unable to cope with their situation, often watching from afar as this takes place. If angered, it will charge the aggressor and vanish with its victim to an unknown location.”TheSlenderMan.wikia

More recently, the Slender Man was popularised by the 2012 first person videogame, Slender.

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White has paired with screen gems (a subsidiary of Sony Pictures) in the past for Stomp the Yard (2007). He also directed an underrated movie from 2010, The Losers. More recently, White has been focusing on various TV Dramas; Hawaii Five-O, The Originals, and Person of Interest, to name a few. Given that he’s dabbled in just about everything, I’m curious to see how his talents will translate to the horror genre.

So how did you come across the mythology of the Slender Man, and are you excited to see a film adaptation?

NB – Here’s a fun game for this article; take a shot every time you read ‘Slender Man.”

Source:  Deadline 

Sylvain White to direct ‘Slender Man’ horror movie for Screen Gems

Revenge of the Sith bootleg dub is incredible; “R2, do you is f#@king?”

If you watched Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith sometime between 2005—now, and thought; “This movie is great, but it’d be even better with entertaining dialogue.” Then boy, is this the special edition for you.

Quick side note. Some of my favourite excerpts;

“Everybody is good.”

“The Presbyterian Church, like, enjoys you not.”

“Smelly boy.”

Presumably, this Chinese bootleg version has been around for a-time now, however it’s only been getting traction over the last couple of years, more recently, days on social media.

There’s a few full versions out there on the world-wide-web, which I could link. Or, you could just take my word for it.

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Real talk though, favourite quote from this dub?

For me, nothing beats “R2, do you is f#@king?”

Revenge of the Sith bootleg dub is incredible; “R2, do you is f#@king?”

Wes Anderson hilariously announces his new animated film, ‘Isle of Dogs’ (feat. Edward Norton)

Renowned, independent director, Wes Anderson, has Collaborated with Crowdrise to announce his new animated feature, Isle of Dogs. Check out the video below;

Anderson doesn’t give much away in terms of plot, however we did get a glimpse of Norton’s character, Rex. The animation style looks quite like Anderson’s first animated feature, Fantastic Mr Fox, maybe just a little crisper. It’s hard to say at this point. Like I said, it’s just a glimpse.

The announcement comes with an opportunity—a raffle, of sorts—to voice a dog in the movie, through Anderson’s crowdrise campaign. Proceeds from the raffle will go towards the Film Foundation.

The Film Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of film heritage.

Isle of Dogs is yet to receive a release date, and stars; Edward Norton, Brian Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, among many more.

Wes Anderson hilariously announces his new animated film, ‘Isle of Dogs’ (feat. Edward Norton)