Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Movie News Links

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/33031/abrams-offers-advanced-star-wars-screening
Cool video with JJ on the set.

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/brian-grazer-get-on-up-imagine-entertainment-1201262785/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=icymi
Great insight on the new model system of filmmaking. Now the big wigs gotta hustle. Bet they didn't see that coming! Best line: It's all about branding and franchising. How wonder Game of Thrones and Orange New Black are huge. It's about people and stories. Guess they don't understand that. umm.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/07/18/why-foxs-fantastic-four-reboot-will-fail.aspx
And it should fail, big time! Enough with this dark side angle aka Batman. It only works for him only. All it does is bring down the fun factor with all this serious crap. It's boring! Give it up already.

http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/07/17/dear-mr-murdoch-save-yourself-80-billion-bucks/
Murdoch thought Brian Singers X-Men was a waste of time. HELLO?!! But Mudoch never cared for the superhero crazed. And if he did take over it wouldn't matter. He's more interested in cable and other ventures than DC. And he doesn't need to interfere like he did with the X-Men series. Zack and the gang are screwing that all by themselves.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Canceling-Sinister-Six-Would-Bad-Idea-Spider-Man-Universe-66346.html
Hey it's not me man! They are the ones (studio) fuckkin with this. They just don't know what to do.
This is a looong article but does make some good points.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/33031/abrams-offers-advanced-star-wars-screening


http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Get-Ready-Five-More-Years-Frozen-66350.html
The most overrated Disney film ever. Now we stuck with this franchise. Please let it go....


Friday, July 18, 2014

New Show On MNN


New show tomorrow on MNN at 5 PM at MNN.ORG
Click on the Ch. 2 Icon to see the show.

I postponed the Apes show until next week for those who still want to see the movie
as my show will have lots of spoilers. This give people to catch up on the movie.
Then we will do our big Godzilla anniversary special tied in with the Ray Harryhausen Show.

Then starting in August will go weekly with half shows into the fall to the end of the year.
See you at the show.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Guardians on Kimmel

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=120706
The whole cast will be on the Jimmy Kimmel show Monday night. This should be fun. I'm there.

http://www.latino-review.com/news/possible-guardians-credits-leak-reveal-amazing-cameos
Spoiler Alert! Howard The Duck? Really?

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Avengers-NOW-Initiative-Probably-Maps-Out-Marvel-Future-Movie-Plans-66294.html
Female Thor, CAps is Black, Iron Man in San Fran for Phase 4? And DC STILL can't it get right.
Now thats FUNNY! And some of us just don't care, well I do, I can't wait to see that train wreck.

http://www.movieweb.com/news/an-x-men-vs-justice-league-movie-could-happen-soon
Fox Taking over Time-Warner? Rumours or hype or what the heck!
This could have its own blog but by the comments nobody is buying this. So lets see.

Apes! Filmmaking 101 behind the scenes interview on the state of Mo-Cap.

Filmmaking 101 on Bayhem! Great video on Micheal Bays style and influences.
West Sdie Story? Really?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday Movie News Links


http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Big-Godzilla-2-Announcement-Going-Made-Comic-Con-66248.html
Well besides all the damn easter eggs in the movie and Paperback pointing to Mothra what else?
http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/26220/20140624/godzilla-2014-sequel-monster.htm
Article from June confirming the rest of the Trilogy? Let's see what Comic Con finally says.
Shout out to Hunter on our Godzilla Community Page for bringing this to my attention.

https://movies.yahoo.com/news/andy-serkis-vs-visual-effects-animators-wrong-fight-011500174.html
Regradless on who is wrong or right they both work together but it is Serkis performance that makes the SFX come alive. Also in the middle of the article it mention how a bad actress performance was edited together and later on winning an Oscar for that same performance. What a cheat.

http://www.latino-review.com/news/6-ways-amazing-spider-man-2-changed-between-script-drafts
Love the last line in this article: "Too many cooks in the kitchen."
http://badassdigest.com/2014/07/14/10-things-that-were-changed-from-the-amazing-spider-man-2-script/
This goes in more details on teh scripts changes. How wonder the movie was a mess.
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/07/14/why-the-amazing-spider-man-3-could-be-the-last-fil.aspx
The one film this year that everyone is making an example of on what went wrong. So don't blame me for bringing this up. I'm using this as an eample on whats wrong with the business today.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Seth-MacFarlane-Accused-Stealing-Idea-Ted-66276.html
What bullcrap. Someone trying to cash in. While vulger Ted did have heart and was very funny.
This gives you a link to the other vids and they are horrible! 5 vids in all and are friggin lousy.
Strange tho, I saw this again this past Monday when someone ask me about the scene on how many Girl names he mentions in a minute, over 40-45. And my other fav the fight in the hotel room, LOL.

New Radio show coming before the weekend as I will also keep up with Comic Con announcements
to mention on our live show on MNN this Saturday.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Secrets of the Planet of the Apes Links


From my collection. Ceaser Bust from the Ultimate Planet of the Apes DVD Collection. Yep still in good shape after all these years. I even still have the box. You can still find this on Amazon.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/32942/reeves-follows-apes-3-with-invisible-woman
Guess he was signed up to do No.3 after ll. Unless it bombed of course. But Invisible Woman?

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Why-Dawn-Planet-Apes-Changed-Its-Ending-Last-Minute-66240.html
Spoiler Alert! Includes Pics with different ending. Paperback has that ending too so beware of book.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Charlton-Heston-Character-Show-Up-Planet-Apes-Series-66241.html
Writer screwed up naming Conquest as the worst of the series. The comments corrected that and I agree it's Battle. But we got this answer as far as Taylor. We want to see more apes, not Taylor.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/pictures/monkey-see-matt-reeves-on-5-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-scenes-20140711?utm_source=dailynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter
This has spoilers regarding the storyline. If you haven't seen the movie yet........

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/your-primate-primer-what-you-need-to-know-about-all-91474584087.html
A quick recap of all the movies in the franchise.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069768/alternateversions
Battle for the Planet of the Apes. This next to Conquest has the most edited versions through out the years. This will be a topic we are going to cover on the Radio Show.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068408/alternateversions?ref_=tttrv_ql_5
Conquest always had talk about a different ending. Finally on the Blu-ray release you can see these.
You can find all these different scenes on You Tube.

Note: The Blog title comes from the alternate title for Escape from the Planet of the Apes.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

It's A Mad House with Monday Movie News Links

With over $70M at the Box Office, People love their Apes. These are links from the past few days and decided to post most of them today to celebrate. These will be mentioned more with a new show later this week on Blog Talk Radio. Also: Happy BDay Ford and RIP Tommy Ramone., so
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-dawn-planet-apes-718179
Final figures from this past weekend. Well looks like Part 3 will be green lighted soon.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/6-Terrifying-Lessons-From-Dawn-Planet-Apes-Prequel-Story-43834-p5.html
This has spoilers in which explains some of the stories related to the movie if you haven't yet seen it.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/32936/-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-concept-art
5 pictures included but if you click on the first picture it will take you to the major wite that has all the picutres from the gallary and its a lot of great stuff included here.

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/13-actors-who-ve-gone-c1404859766377.html
All the major actors who starred in the franchise but they missed one important one.
As much we Ape fans are, we don't like to talk about Burton's Planet of the Apes" BUT
Charleton Heston, Astronaut Taylor in the original, did a cameo in the Burton's flix in
monkey makeup saying the line "Damn them, Damn them to hell. Heston was retired by then
but did his a a favor. Thank god he was in make up. I rather remember him as Taylor.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/how-andy-serkis-became-the-king-of-post-human-acting-20140714?utm_source=dailynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter
Gret article that also hints with his role in Star Wars 7. And why is Jar Jar mentioned?

https://tv.yahoo.com/news/harrison-fords-7-greatest-roles-015800921.html
While I love Blad Runner, that is more of a Ridley Scott film than a Ford film. Here are my Favs:
1. Han Solo 2. Indy Jones 3. Air Force One 4. Blade Runner 5. Fugitive

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/tommy-ramone-ramones-dead-65-article-1.1864141
Rocket to Russia is on my top 100 Album/CD list of all time. It's that good. Being a
Nu Yawker I had the pleasure in meeting these all of these cool guys, and seeing them a whole
lotta times. Both The Tommy Ramone Years and the Marky Ramone Years. And one of the best
Rock and Roll Movies thanks to Roger Corman's Rock N Roll High School.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tommy-ramone-on-birth-of-the-ramones-it-was-time-for-something-new-20140712?utm_source=dailynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter
One of Tommy's final interviews.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Stop Monkeying Around


Getting ready for the Big Ape Weekend with the release of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes".
This is a primer for the movie and the original classic 5 Part Franchise back in the 1970's. More will be posted throughout the weekend as these will all be part of my Next Blog Talk Radio Show next week featuring The Apes Franchise. And remember don't forget to do the Ape Shuffle this weekend.

Original screen test. After this the studio decided that the makeup did work and gave approval for a budget. Th young male monkey is James Brolin (Josh Father) who went on to do WestWorld and did a screen test for James Bond! This is on my partners website on You Tube. These clips and many others can be found on our main website on the media page also. www.videolandexpress.com

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=120234
11 minute Video interviews with the cast of the movie.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/James-Franco-Dawn-Planet-Apes-Here-How-43833.html
About Franco's cameo in the movie. Slight spoiler but he is in the trailer.

http://www.theforbidden-zone.com/index.shtml
http://www.theforbidden-zone.com/movies/lostapes.shtml
A must site for all things Apes.First link is home, 2nd link are the deleted scenes you can match up with the Blu-ray releases.The DVD release give you the general release when they first came out. The BR collection is the keeper.

https://movies.yahoo.com/news/7-crazy-planet-apes-moments-won-t-believe-182539747.html
How big were these films back in the day. These videos give you an insight and travel back in time to the 1970's. As a kid I remember all these. Yeah I stayed up late night and still got A's in school. Ok make that B's and a few C's. We won't talk about the D's, lol..
PS flash forward and Paul Williams would write a ballad with Daft Punk on their Grammy Winning Album/CD. And of course the Love Boad theme, lol. (first video) Cher is that you?
Love that Carol Burnett Clip with Roddy doing Cleopatra. Great sense of humor that Roddy.
Ape Shuffle Theme included. Lalo Schifrin is known for the Mission Impossible Theme.


Footnote:
Emmy's were annoucned with Games of Throns and Breaking Bad leading the charge. More on this
on the next Blog Talk Radio show.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/emmys-2014-breaking-bad-game-of-thrones-veep-nominated-20140710?utm_source=dailynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter