Friday, December 19, 2014

Fridays Movie News Links

In this blog: Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Robert Rodriguez, Sony and Bongs.
Now here is something nice for the holidays among all this other selfish crap about studios losing money, internal politics and all that nonsence. Well we got Chewie and Co. but where's Luke and his crew. Common, new trailer at Superbowl halftime.
I posted a link yesterday (third one down) and said maybe they knew they had a bomb on their hands. Well a lot of things are pointing in that direction isn't it. I'll leave at that.
At this point nobody cares. But I just want to add from previous articles aka Hollywood Reporter and Variety that Rogen got paid $8M and Franco $5M upfront. And as far as those  backend points this will eventually show up on cable/netflix so there's no need for Seth and Franco to worry about those refilling those Bongs till next year and more, lol.
This most have no budget whatsover. Rodriguez Sin City 2 lost major bucks, Sony is losing everything including their minds, why this got green lit in the first place is beyond me. Sure, Robert can make things on the cheap and still being effective, I'm not going to take that away from him. Look at Machete 2, cheap but fun for those who like that style of genre. But Fire & Ice needs a major budget since the first one was costly for and used blu-screen animation primitive for it's time. But Sony? Hope Robert has Machete 3 lined up just in case.
Over 6 scripts? Well don't be surprise. Back when the first "Hulk" Director's Ang Lee's version had 6 scriptwriters and only 3 got credit and most movies now a days have at least 3 passes of  script writers before landing on the final one. And don't be surprised there's even a few more to added to brush up on the script. I know, somethings so simple and still they have a hard time. Just look at the art work. Re-designing Wonder Woman is a nightmare in itself. And you thought I was going to pick on DC again? Or back to picking on Spidey and Sony? Don't need to, they're doing find destroying themselves as it is.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thrusdays Movie News Links

Blog: Puppets, Hobbits and Kong?
Puppets, really? This is a threat to our well being. Since when wooden objects hanging by strings are a threat? I didn't even know they were still showing this at theatres, now that's pretty cool. Fk Yeah! Speaking of which....
Actually too many funny moments but I could never look at Thunderbirds Are Go the same again after this. And that goes for Stingray too (remember that show?) and anything puppets.
What do I think? This will do huge on DVD/Br just for curiousity sakes. Either that or the movie was so bad Sony didn't mind pulling it out of theatres on Xmas. A lot of people agree you can't buy publicity like this. Well nothing else to see for the Holidays but The Hobbits which reminds me....
Noooo, people are just tired of Hobbits. Those 2 hour plus did not help matters either. But the audience will get the action they've been waiting for and this will do great for the Holidays. Face it, there's not much competition.
Kaching if he can get the rest of the rights. But scroll down and a few mention Skull Island and Son of Kong. That's what I said when they made the announcement. But Legendary Pictures is doing a modern reboot which makes sense if they are going to pair up with Godzilla.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday's Movie News Links
Wasn't Galaxy more of a Star Wars style movie? But Hey, instead of repeating itself with Khan, Klingons and time travel let go ripoff Marvel! Look I love my Sci-Fi but after binging on Star Trek TNG and DS9 on my Amazon Prime it's time for Star Trek to go back to it's roots on tv/cable.
Just when everyone thought The Avengers Ultron was the coolest trailer of the year along came the Star Wars video which was just one big tease. Where's Luke? Oh by the way these two will cross the $1 billion mark or Very Close. 50 Shades of Grey? That doesn't count. Like that's going to make $1 Billion at the box office. Ladies please.....
And this article...
It sounds good except for one problem. Read the comments posted and I agree with them. There isn't enough movies in a month to go to see. Most can wait till Netflix and other sources. Take away the blockbusters, which of them suck anyways, and what do you have?
PS Most of the Xmas movies have already got mixed to bad reviews. What does that tell you?
First just the hacking alone was great publicity for the movie but now this is just bad news. This is the kind of publicity you Don't want for your movie. Well there's always sales on DVD/BDF. And if you notice I haven't been really posting news on this much since the big news will be the aftermath after all said and done.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesdays Movie News Links
Multiple pics included here. Notice no price mentioned? Go to Amazon for your mouth to drop.
My friend got The Iron Patriot LTD edition for $300. He's got the better paying job, what can I say.
So here we go with the cross overs. I like westerns and this seems like a good idea but my question is:Yo Quentin, where the hell is "Kill Bill Complete Uncut 4 Hour Directors Platinum Edition"?. I mean you have time for this crap.
Well according to Honest Trailers they are both the same which is funny in itself
Now this will be the way to start the New Year. Plot? Really? Who Cares. Body count!!!
Love No. 2 with that Heavy Metal Black Death Yell: 2 Dead Thugs!

Bragging Rights Department:
Again I was right with Gone Girl for the top nods and Interstellar for the SFX nods
but this time it's the Best Supporting Actress catagory: Tilda Swinton for Snowpiercer!
But these awards have something none of the other awards have, Best Action and Sci-Fi/Horror.
Does it matter? Nah and nobody cares but for us fan boys it is fun:
Action: Caps, Edge, Guardians and my choice is Edge of Tomorrow with Cruise as Action Actor.
Sci-Fi/Horror: Snowpiercer, Apes, Interstellar with Snowpiercer as my choice.
Both Under the Skin and Babadook were both boring dreadful piece of crap that should get no nods.

PS So what is this bragging rights crap? No I'm not showing off. Lol. It's an inside joke I'm sharing with you guys, where I bet my friends if I can guess the right picks by the end of the year. Yeah, they call me a show off.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mondays Movie News Links
Pics and video on the first day of filming. They are sure not wasting any time filming this.
Talk about 007, remember when the Bond producers turn down Spielberg for a chance to direct one of the films, so Lucas said they have their own James Bond and Indy was made. So, how many different actors have portrayed James Bond. Same thing here. Ford is too old. Some people just have to let go. And talking about Indy Jones....
Ford says it's the best script written? Translation: Lost the Indy Franchise so let me milk this one.
So many don't like Rebels but I get a kick out of it. And now Yoda is showing up. I wish some fans would quit bitching. Too catoonish, same line clone wars, jeez give it a break and don't watch!
So thye modernized the story aka KK 1976 to present times. So he can do battle with Godzilla.
I mean thats everyone wants. Who cares about this story? This all leads to the remake to Godzilla Vs. King Kong. Thank you.
This is horrible even with a huge 3D price cheat and playing at multiple screens at the same cinema. And contrary what the studio thinks this will get wipe out on Christmas weekend with so many movies coming out on at the same time. This will need a miracle.

Note: Did a new test run on Blog Talk Radio. Very short but still have the dropouts. Now thats
the Stations problem. Putting a New Talk Shoe Radio show on before Xmas. Wish me luck, lol.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursdays Movie News Links

$300M for a Bond Movie? Yikes! But they will get their money back that's for sure...
Today's Blog: Frakes (Riker) as Trek Director, Star Wars, Female Dr. Who, Golden Globe Nods
Budget talk and that big spoiler about Waltz role in the film, Duh! More of this on the next show.
Commander Riker as the next director? Hell yeah! He did great with First Contact, Insurrection was a bad script he got stuck with and does a Lot of TV. Didn't J.J. come from TV?
Trading Cards anyone. I still have my Empire and Jedi cards. But somehow lost most of the original Star Wars New Hope. Oh well as far as the names go kind of boring, don't you think?
A female Dr. Who ! There's been talk about this for a long time and would love this happenm. Just the dynamics played into the show would bring this up a notch. That and some better scripts. This past season was a mixed bag for sure.

Special Note: Bragging Rights Department
Golden Globe Nominations List:
From our Live Show on MNN this past summer we did call out Gone Girl for
Best Director, Screenplay and Actress.
We called Interstellar for all the Best SFX aka Gravity the year before. Why?
Christopher Nolan got dissed for Best Director and nod for Screenplay. Good. Overrated.
And this is what is going to happen for the Oscars. So far so good in our yearly predictions.
More on this on the Radio Show.
The we didn't see coming was Jolie's Unbroken and American Sniper for Film and their Directors.
The other big one was Walking Dead! What the hell were they thinking. No Zombie love here.
The big surprise was Q Wallis for Annie. I backed up her up for her Beasts Southern Wind and won me a $20 Buck bet but even she couldn't save Annie. Thanks to the Hackers for letting me see the film  ahead of time. If your a huge Annie fan of the original your going to hate this.

More details on the Radio Show coming before Xmas Holidays. Date to be announced now that the family drama is out of the way.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday's Movie News Links

I'm going to leave you with these 3 articles on the matter and let you decide. You already know what my opinion is on this matter. I'm just waiting for me and Mickey to have final laugh.
That Sony hacking sure opened up a can of worms and know the Wall Street Journal out of all things are jumping on the bandwagon. Great stuff to talk about by the water cooler at the office. lol.
By the way the best stuff is in the comment section. Looks like the people posting know more than the studio itself.
Everyone is an expert but nobody can get anything done. That's the good old studio system for ya.
Other studios read this and are jumping on the band wagon. (see Jump St/MIB link below).
Like we've been saying before if Ming Na and Chloe Bennet were not on this show I doubt we be seeing this every week. The Flash took me by surprise and fun to watch. With a pretty cool crossover with The Arrow to boot. Talking  about The Arrow.....
I posted this way down here as this might have a slight spoiler with the vide and pics. Beware.
While I like the idea for crossovers but this is a stretch. Now it looks like they'll mash anything to make a new franchise. But this states that MIB3 lost money. At over $600M? How the hell did that happen?