Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday's Movie News

New Radio Show now playing on both Widgets. New one coming this weekend.
So forget sequels 3 & 4? Yeah, why not, those stories were wacked to begin with. They killed her off then brought her back as a clone. WTF! Love Blomkamps work so far so this is in great hands. WE all love Aliens 2 (as I like to call it) then to kill off the little girl and the commando was not a good way to start off No. 3. And lets not even go there with the damn shaved head. Ugghh...
Another behind he scenes making of on Bond. Looks like these will be part of the dvd/br for the home release aka Lord of the Rings with Peter Jackson web blogs. At least I know what I will be getting since they saw be coming a long time ago.
This works for me with Rocky as a trainer this time with a tragic turn for him of course. As long there's no fighting in the streets. Everyone agrees Rocky 5 sucked big time. But this character still works.
This Japanese trailer is the best. Short, sweet and to the point. Not much spoiler plot alert in a friggin 4 minute trailer that spills everything. And the film looks crazy as it is. And Director Miller is a stickler to filming these scenes for real with minimal CG. He employs lots of stuntmen and they love him for it. Hardy as Max is a gret choice. So far all good. Well it's has to be than Thunderdome. Wow, that really sucked!
At least they are keeping all the major characters from the original series but added a Female to update the crew aka Power Rangers I guess. So far all good. But here is a trivia note:
Did you know one of the original puppets was based on the actor James Garner who looked just like the puppet! Garner starred in the classic The Great Escape with Steve McQueen and an all star cast.
He also starred in Space Cowboys with Clint Eastwood starred in the TV series Rockford Files and the original Maverick. Great Autobiography book if you ever get the chance.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday's Movie News

New Radio shows now playing on both Blog Talk and Talk Show, both Oscar Show reviews.
New Talk Shoe radio show posted yesterday, new show coming Sunday March 1.
While the story sounds like a reboot, once they complete this trilogy the good news the rights go back to James Cameron. Is that why he's doing those Avatars sequels back to back? He gets those out of the way hecan start with a Terminator series and we know those are going to work since he's theone whostarted the whole thing.
PS did anyone see Arnold on Two and a Half Men: his stint as a cop and goofing on how stupid the show was classic. If you get the chance since most I know hate this show. He's in the last half hour. Also check out the clay animation with the goat. Man that was funny. Finally a good episode after all these years. What a waste.
If this doesn't point to Spdierman news then he shouldn't bother, nothing is going to beat that.
Why does this make sense? She is perfect for this series for some strange reason. Can she pull it off? Oh yeah, maybe now she can put those tatoos to use on the show. Is she going to sing any Bowie songs tho?
Why not? Since they are not doing the sequel to the Lego Movie, they can put theri talents behind this and it makes total sense for these to for a crossoever. But where is the comic series to this?
Some other TV Director dude is doing it and I'll wait until that comes out for my verdict.
Is he friggin kiddin us? Didn't he learn his lesson. Dude! You lost big time at the Oscars. Call it a wrap and move on. Someone needs to see a Disney movie and Let It Go!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday's Movie News

New Blog Talk Radio Show now playing: Post Oscar Review. New Talk Shoe Radio soon.
Danny Glover was on the Today Show this morning and it seems he's in the running. Couldn't confirm but didn't deny either when asked. The article mentions latino but no names hae been brought up but Glover's name is all over the place. Well they wanted diversity and they are going to get it.
First Yoda (well his voice), Lando and now Vadar.  The more the better. Still don't get the hate on this even tho it has cooled down a bit now they got the original characters making cameos.
Big time spoiler alert if you haven't seen the show yet. Man I love this show but didn't see this coming. Well there was a hint when you had Mr. Reanimator himself, Jeffrey Combs, (love that movie) on the show Also known for Star Trek:DS9 for the funny looking big year alien working with the dominians and for ST:Enterprise for playing the Andorian who says "Pink Skins" way to many times. Once he showed up something strange is going to happend and it did. Total gross out.
Wow, Gotham can get nasty. They should keep her charcter on as now it adds a new dimension to her charcter. Boy is she really going to be pissed off now.

Note: 2 more radio shows on the Oscars are coming which relate to the 2015 movie releases.
Oscars Leftovers:
Something I addressed on my Radio show with both The Spirit Awards and The Oscars. I did forget who made the comment on at Spirit, Dan Gilroy, Director/writer of Nightcrawler and of course Jack Black in the opening Oscar number. Sorry but both had a point. Gunn is protecting his job of course to speak out cause for now that is his bread and butter (and sequel). Everything goes in circles and everyone should chill out. After the end of Phase 3 of Marvel and DC gets Justice League on screen, then what? Reboot the whole friggin comic book universe.
Pages and pages of videos. All behind the scenes, interviews,  making of, relating to the Oscars and much more. My favorite is 2nd row, third from left on film editing. They show a clip from Whiplash. How did they know? lol. Most of the videos run from 5 to 10 minutes. Great to see on a tablet, to and from work.
So did happened to that statue? Apparently that's not the only statue that made it's rounds. Lat year one was made with the theme on Heroin. And no I was not going to post that one up. Too sad.
What did I say the Radio Show? Highlight of the evening. Right? I would like to thank the Academy, Twitter and Facebook for agreeing with me. Only kidding folks. I should get the Oscar as being the one who actually saw all 8 films nominated. Really, not even the critics by their own admission seen all of them. Just saying.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Oscars Wrap Up

New Blog Talk Radio Show: The Post Oscar Show. 30 minutes, going solo this time.

This review is pretty much on the money. All I can say is Neil has to go back and host the Tony's.
Adn mind you he has won a Tony, Broadways most prestiged award and instead does a Birdman Shtick in his underwear. Hopefully the writers didn't give up thier day jobs for this gig.

So the Academy wokeup at the last minute and gave it to Birdman instead of Boyhood. I'm good.
But look at the surprises. Whiplash was my favorite with sound editing which makes sense when you see the movie. And the snubs? My favorite for those who have been listening to our shows: Boyhood getting wiped out. So funny. But the real snubs started with the nominations. More down below.

And these are supposed to be the experts. Look at how many they got wrong.
And if you look at the previous blog from Thursday you can see Variety Magazine predictions and were off the mark. It was a wacky year for predictions and that started with the nominations or the lack of that put everything in a spin. You don't nominate Lego Movie for Best animation but gets a nod for Best Song. Everything points to Dragon movie and Big Hero 6 wins instead. Really?

What do they expect? Celebrating films that no one saw, except American Sniper which had no chance of winning. And Again Neil belongs back on Tony. The format of the show is too strick for his Tony Award show antics.

For me the highlight was Lady Gaga, I mean she nailed it to the floor. First Tony Bennett and now show tunes? Yeah it's about time to get rid of that pop crap. She has the talent and the voice with the piano playing to boot. Way to go Ms. Gaga. And the other performances, all good but I got a kick seeing Devo's Mark Mothersbaurg with his plant hat on stage performing Everything is Awesome.

Read the excuse, what bullshit. Complete disrespect. And Richard Kiel was the other WTF moment.
Other names included in this article should have been in the video. I'm into behind the scenes making of and recognize alot of the editors, writers, camera, etc which was nice to see butto the normal movie fans leaving these names is just plain wrong. Time limit? Move the video faster, don't spend so much time on one face and you can squeeze everyone in.

Keaton won with this group and was cool to see but to see him winning here along with Boyhood and not winning at the Oscars had to hurt. I mean hurt really bad. I can't imagine how that feels. Just watching a 3 hour show is painful enough and that's just being a film fan. Ouch.

The big WTF Moment at the Oscars: "Euuuu, get him away from me..."

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday's Movie Links Oscar Talk

New Talk Shoe Radio Show now playing with guest host Mark: Business of Filmmaking 101.
New Blog Talk Radio Posted. Final Oscar Talk and Best All Time Pictures.
Instead of me posting my full list I used the above article as a lead in since it's pretty much written on who's going to win, But I'm posting below a few exceptions of what I think will win instead whats in the article. But it save me a lot of typing time.
Picture: Birdman (as mentioned) but don't be surprise with all the news lately for American Sniper.
Actor: Eddie Redmayne (as mentioned) but Micheal Keaton should get it instead.
Director: Linklater
Editing: Whiplash
Soundtrack: Budapest Hotel (yes the music was that good)
Animation: Dragon but they might go old school with Princess Kayuga.

UPDATE: 2/21/15
As mentioned on the show the academy votes for Best Picture without even seeing it? Yep as staed in this article with Lucas being right this time. No cats mentioned tho.

The other big news for the day is:
Quick video interview with the director and film footage from Alien. Finally they got this off the ground and with the right director. And Ridley has been making her rounds lately saying she was interested in being part of the project. And how would she fit in. Who the hell cares. Remnember when Spock died in SW2:Wrath of Khan and came back in ST3: Search for Spock. Nobody dies in Sci-fi unless they ask for too much money for the sequel. So there.

Oscar trivia:
Jimmy Fallon Tonite Show Pros and Cons of the Oscars. Like the joke, the movies no one saw.
Can you name the picture with the poster shown? Cool trivia test. Some were tricky with their drawings.
The year that most movie fans reference to including yours truly. They all deserved the nominations and some weren't due to space on the list.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday's Movie News Links

2 New Blog Talk Radios Shows Now Playing. New one tomorrow.
3 bombs in a row and a co-starring role as a wolf that no one remembers (Into The Woods) and he needs this. And how wonder he's back to picked up his guitar lately and jamming with everyone to the point he has joined the Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper's new Supergroup. So about the Plot, who cares, here's a video peeked at that supergroup with members of Aerosmith. Yeah I'm there.
Good for her since SNL dumped her from the Weekend Update segment which now sucks big time.
Having a part written for you in a movie is a great nod on the resume. Just ask Samuel Jackson in this clip:
Jackson with Fallon with Tarantino's story.
The casting to this and The Flash just keeps getting better. But compare to Gotham which some recognizable faces these two shows are getting names which fan boys know form the genre. And Jones playing a villain in this is a good stretch. I mean he is just a likeable guy. He was in a recent Face Off episode a few weeks ago, the one with UFO Alien creatures. Nice guy on a fun show.

Note: One last Oscar show on Blog Talk Radio tomorrow but this will celebrate not the winners but the ones that should have one. Raging Bull and Goodfellas anyone? Fuhgedaboudit!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday's Movie News Links

2 New Blog Talk Radio shows now playing from the weekend. One more coming before the Oscars.
One on Oscar talk and the second on SNL 40th Review. See extra link at bottom for bonus.
Mostly teases of unbuilt sets but you get the idea. But no ship besides the drawing but this should look awesome on the big screen. Justhaving Singer aboard is good enough to what he ever brings to the screen. But at least give him a bigger budget, it would be in good hands cause man those Sentinals look really cheap.
They don't quit do they. First telling everyone to see the movie again to see what you missed the first time around (it's called good storytelling to avoid this) and now for 12 minutes of BTS feature that yu can see on the br/dvd when it comes out. You do get a free ticket for someone else but how about a discount ticket toward your purchase of the br instead. That is what pisses me off about this movie.
They still can't stop selling it for something that's way over rated.
I won't say he didn't do a great job on the film for the first half that is. I still feel Cumberbatch did a better a job for Imitation Game, who did do Hawkins in a previous movie "Hawkins" in 2004.
Screw it give to Micheal Keaton and call it a wrap already. (I like saying that don't I?).
I think this was a good choice. We all know how it ends is the reason to see this to begin with. And there's always the deleted scene section on the br/dvd. And the book goes into detail about those final moments anyways. The real footage that was shown at the end was the right choice.

Oscar Nominated Films: Filmmaking 101.
While I'm not big on movies that need flashbacks to tell a story this article gives a good insight when done right with editing it can work to move the picture along.
While I thought the movie was way to long and that thrid act too much like 2001, still love space crafts and robots, reason I went to see it in the first place, Nolan or no Nolan. He missed fire here as far as I'm concern. The article does mention Star Trek and 2001 obviously.
Bonus: Make sure to click the link on the bottom of the article as it takes you to another post that talks more on Interstellar. More great read.

Bonus Video: Jimmy Fallon describing after party with Prince. Sounded better than the show itself.
Please note that I am a Fallon fan and Mark is not as mentioned on the Radio show. So whatever side you take remember these are just opinions of ours and hopefully does not reflect on our future employment in this industry. It's hard getting work as it is. Thank you. LOL.