Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday Movie News

New Blog Talk Radio coming this weekend. Live From PR, Pt. 2, Pt.1  now playing.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Alien-Nation-Getting-Remade-Get-Details-70526.html
Does anyone remember this show and it's movies? Well it started as a movie with James Caan and Mandy Patinkin (above). A reboot aka Apes with writers from Iron Man. Now this can work as this needs to be presented to a new audience and if they can work it out as a franchise like Planet of the Apes  then better still. The movie was great but the tv show was shakey but when it was cancelled ahead of time the studio knew they screw up and came out with the mini movies for tv at the time.
I love this see this back on the big screen and where did District 9 get the idea in the first place?

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/simon-pegg-says-star-trek-3-will-take-us-where-no-one-has-gone-before-240
Hopefully he can with Trek is what he did with Zombies. Like in the previous blog enough with the retreads. With Trek and MI5 coming up, Pegg has "Kill Me 3 Times", An Australian film with a cast ensemble. Review coming tomorrow. In the meantime check out this interview with one of the stars..

http://www.latino-review.com/news/exclusive-interview-with-alice-braga-for-kill-me-three-times
Good interview with Braga. Haven't seen her in quite a while so glad she's making the rounds.
Movie review here and on a brand new show on BTR (Blog Talk Radio).

http://www.movieweb.com/ip-man-3-cast-mike-tyson-cg-bruce-lee
Another IPMan movie with a CG Bruce Lee. Not big on these movies and the idea of a Bruce CG, while a great curious piece of entertainment, is really a bad idea. If this works, would we see more of this in the future. Knowing Hollywood....


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday's Movie Links


New Blog Talk Radio show now playing. Live From PR Special, Pt. 1

http://www.latino-review.com/news/idris-elba-eyed-for-bad-guy-role-in-star-trek-3
Klingon Villain and as noted in the article some will root for him to win. Twould be a great role after Thor and Pacific Rim. But the last thing he needs to play is a previous character in the Trek universe. It has to be a brand new Villain. Resorting to rehashing old themes aka Khan is very tiresome sholwing no imagination and just plain lazy. I don't care if it's an alternate universe, enough is enough. Can we have something original? Wrap up this trilogy and get Star Trek back on TV where it belongs.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/423041-the-thing-revealed-in-international-banner-for-fantastic-four
Lousy looking poster if you ask me. And they couldn't have given Gimm a better face? But it still looks like its in good hands. But then again anything could be better than the last two pcitures.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/first-trailer-for-arnold-schwarzeneggers-zombie-movie-maggie-976
While this might be a stretch, fans will be curious (me) and zombie fans will be hungry (yep a pun) once Walking Dead ends the season. And the trailer is good timing with that. But will it end his losing streak at the boxoffice? Well this would be different thats for sure.Video and pics included.

http://www.latino-review.com/news/bradley-cooper-to-direct-a-star-is-born
There's more behind the scenes about Eastwood not doing Star Is Born so Cooper doing this with Beyonce is one hell of a gamble. I can see Eastwood saying this now:
Better you than me kid.

http://www.onlocationvacations.com/2015/01/15/captain-america-civil-war-will-be-filmed-in-atlanta-puerto-rico-berlin-this-spring/
AS mentioned on the last show. Note the website as this is one of the sites Background extras use
to keep inform on the shooting locations for movies.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday's Movie News


New Blog Talk Radio Special now playing: Live From Puerto Rico, Pt. 1

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/cool-videos-this-tie-figher-short-is-the-star-wars-show-fans-deserve-241
Well we do talk about moviesright? Well there's do cool movie poster and the very cool 7 minute video short to go with it. All Action with Heavy Rock music and no dialogue. Well done Paul.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6509527/james-corden-tom-hanks-late-late-show-debut
This is so much fun and that's why we love Tom Hanks. And which other actor would acknowledge all the bombs he did in the past. Joe vs. The Volcano? Really. What a great sense of humor. Love the ending with song. Nice touch.

http://www.slashfilm.com/rumor-captain-marvel-cast/
I'l let you guys decide on thsi one as this is just a rumour but everything has been approved. Ok, whatever that means.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/X-Men-Apocalypse-Include-All-Favorite-Heroes-70474.html
Oh oh, too many in one movie aka Expendables 3 doing cameos with 17 major actors.  That wouldn't be so bad if the movie is 3 hours long. Hopefully we won't get the rush job we got in XM3. At least we finally get Tatum as Gambit as that was long time coming. With Singer behind this this will be fun. Ratner ruined XM3 that won't happen again.


http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Seth-McFarlane-Ted-Lawsuit-Dismissed-Get-Details-70475.html
Concept: Rude nasty talking teddy bear with a passion for smoke, liquor, party girls. But wait!!! let's him some heart and soul and who actually cares about people. That is a big difference. As mentioned previously on the Family Guy and Simpsons crossover, even they acknowledge some of the same traits. But while Homer is dumb, he is sweet. Peter is just a plain loveable asshole. But both are idiots, but you can never get enough even tho the haters beg to differ, then you can't win. But glad Seth did.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday's Movie News



New Blog Talk Radio taped this past weekend is now playing: Live From Puerto Rico.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/russo-brothers-direct-avengers-infinity-783685
After the success of Capt. America 2 it's no surprise. Still can't believe these guys started with Arrested Development, a show I didn't even bother watching. One show is enough for me. But if you listen to the Commentary on CA2 along witht he writers, who hopefully will do this film, these guys know how to approach this material. With Josh moving on, it's good to know this is in good hands.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Full-Mission-Impossible-5-Trailer-Sleek-Deadly-Incredible-70441.html
Tom 'Cajones' Cruise is back, on a plane no less. These stunts are better and better.  This and F7 are bringing back the macho action back to the summer. If Sly had the budget and better scripts (less actors) he would be part of this action. And looks like Simon Pegg has a bigger part. That's more like it.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/fox-close-to-greenlighting-new-x-files-series-may-film-this-summer-188
What did I say on my latest Blog Talk Radio Show? What is new is old and what is old is new.
Who knew this would come back. But it makes sense. The fans didn't like the way the show ended ans the second movie sucked. And Both Duchovny and Anderson are back. Especially Duchovny, he has to starte acting again. Californication was not much of a stretch from his real life, Duh! A short season if perfect so they can do a third movie and do it right  this time!

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/internet-tvs-big-chance-oust-cable-almost/
Casr in point: Why did Fox Tv Empire over 16M viewers tune in. Cause of people like me
who missed it the first time around and caught on Hulu (for me a Saturday & Sunday binge) so when we got to the last episode we had to see how the season ended. If there was a special report about the Big One hitting Earth we would have caught up on Hulu. And now Hulu has exclusive rights to the show for Season repeat and all future seasons. Proud to say I am a Cable Cord Cutter. So there Comcast!

Note: The latest Blog Talk Radio shows are part of a 6 part series that are taped live from
Puerto Rico. These are solo shows which are a supplement to this blog. A chance to catch up.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday's Movie News

Update 3/22: New Blog Talk Radio Show
'It never got that bad when we were in the recording studio. Did I miss something?'

http://www.tubefilter.com/2015/03/19/hulu-exclusive-deal-fox-empire/
Wow, this got real big. Heck, that's how I caught up with this show. Binging from Ep. 1 to 6 on a Saturday and the rest on the next Sunday a few weeks ago. Yep, right on Hulu. How wonder they got the gig.

http://www.designntrend.com/articles/34772/20150113/captain-america-civil-war-shooting-locations-filming-start.htm
Atlanta, Berlin and Puerto Rico. How's that for strange locations in one movie. Not even Bond 007 did such a stretch. And for PR it's from the storyline of Agents of Shield when they went to San Juan.
I'm leaving PR by the time they get down here. Talk about missing the schedule.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/the-scarface-remake-is-fine-with-al-pacino-its-what-we-do-he-says-193
Look at the picture of the group reunion. These were the same bad MF from all those years ago?

http://www.slashfilm.com/chrononauts-movie/
So far Mark Millar transition to the big screen has been a mix bag. But with Writer Chris Morgan from Fast Furious franchise this would get a better treatment. But lets face it, it's hard to screw up time travel but Hollywood still manages to mess it up anyways. And no I didn't see Hot Tub Time Machine 2. It disappeared after the first weekend where I'm at. Wow, that's bad.

Update:
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Awesome-Star-Wars-Video-Edits-Ewoks-Out-Return-Jedi-70408.html
2 videos included. Good fun. Lucas probably wishes he included it on one of his many re-releases.
https://www.yahoo.com/movies/watch-the-return-of-the-jedi-end-battle-with-or-114064944952.html
By request this was the original article posted a few days ago which I didn't post. Oops.
From an video editor's point of view it's interesting how three different set pieces are put together for the final act of the movie. A style of the franchise that hopefully JJ will follow in No. 7.

Note: From the "Empire" episode where Lucious and Son were both playing on the guitar and keyboard, this is the Casio CZ-5000 from our Brooklyn studio. In the show they were playing a CZ 3000 which was in black casing and doesn't self record. Old gear that still matters and works.

Note: Radio show coming by the end of the weekend.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday Movie News



http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Joseph-Gordon-Levitt-Making-Fraggle-Rock-Movie-We-re-All-It-70391.html
Finally. And who knew Leviit was a Jim Henson fan. This actor is always dedicated to the work he's nvolved in and he's is going to produced this? Even better. And I could see him as Doc. Actually he could play whatever the heck he wants. Just the idea him pushing this project after so many false starts is great news. Something new from our youth is always great news besides the usual remakes.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/ratings-foxs-empire-caps-amazing-first-season-with-record-highs-wednesday-1201456077/
Mentioned in the same catagory as Walking Dead and Big Bang Theory, two big huge ratings busters. Not too bad ain't it? And hopefully it doesn't burn out in the 2nd season. But with artists like Snoop Dog and Classic Patti Labelle with Jennifer Hudson belting out tunes this will get even bigger.
And even I didn't get my big fight with the two leading ladies jumping into the pool, they did have it next to the Pool table. Close enough. Next year I'll wait for the Pool scene. It's tradition damn it!
Trivia: In the episode "Die But Once" they find an old keyboard which is a Casio CZ-3000 (old school) which is the same keyboard we have in our recording studio in Brooklyn which was a big surprise.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/36242/biehn-confirms-he-s-in-blomkamp-s-alien
As this answers a whole lot of questions (continues after A2) it also brings up new questions.
Like dealing with both the girl and Hicks death in A3. Oh the mystery. Whatever. Just get this done.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/One-Superhero-Jim-Parsons-Really-Wants-Play-70381.html
Now this makes sense and he would be perfect. Of course the fanboys are not happy with anything and probably would hate this for whatever reason. Check out the video interview with Parsons. Cool.

Note:
Live from Puerto Rico is still on. Due to family drama getting in the way, I'm hoping this will premiere this weekend. This will be a 5 part series (maybe more) before I leave here and head back to NY at the end of April.
An Empire Photo will be posted here tomorrow with more details.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday's Movie News

Say Hello to my little friend!
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/straight-outta-compton-writer-to-draft-the-new-remake-of-scarface-127
WTF, Why? Pacino's Scarface is a modern day Fking classic. How the Fk they're going to top it? What, more FU's? Fk that. Total Fking fail and Fking LA out of all Fking places.  Fking Hollywood, not a Fking original idea in their Fking Head. Check out the video included and count the Fking FU's included. Yep, a Fking masterpiece.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/tribeca-film-festival-to-hold-a-25th-anniversary-screening-of-goodfellas-317
Another Fking Masterpiece. Brand new Blu-ray release. What! Double dip again? Fk yeah, with abooklet included that they should have done the first time around.  This and Scarface are the perfect
double feature on a Saturday Night.

http://www.thewrap.com/empire-star-terrence-howard-says-its-time-to-get-real-about-the-n-word-on-tv/
Hey dude, forget about the N word. Want to make it real? Look at the 2 pictures above. That's what the show need. Regardless of musical styles, all my years in recording and rehearsal studios, we were not talking shakespeare that's for sure. Especially yelling at the drummer for not keeping time, thank god for drum machines back then. (See Whiplash). This show belongs on Showtime/HBO then let the colorful language begin.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Pixels-Trailer-Has-Pac-Man-Rampage-70353.html
Sandler needs this so bad. At least it's not Grownups 3. While it's a cute idea, this has a lot against it:
Video game movies suck.
Pac Man is the villain?.
Ghostbusters wanna be ripoff.
Screenplay by Writer of Grownups 2 and Little Nicky. Total Fail.
Trailer looks like it has the best parts to the movie. Ok I'm done.

Note:
 Blog Talk Radio Special is happening for sure. Right after Empire Finale. Can't miss that.
"Live From Puerto Rico" will be a special mini-series which will include photos posted on different
Socials including Pinterest and a bunch of others. More on theshow.