Extras! Best Villains of 2011, Arnold shares his bodybuilding secrets, Edgar Wright is a tease and The directors of Ghost Rider are crazier than Nic Cage?!Plus much more!

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Welcome to The Extras! A daily dose of all the smaller movie related news, clips and just plain cool stuff that you might have missed!

Film School Rejects has an amusing look at the Best and Baddest Villains of 2011. Some of the entries such as Michael Fassbender as Magneto in X-Men: First Class, or Albert Brooks in Drive are pretty expected, but this one entry not only caught me by surprise, but in retrospect, is actually damn true:

PigBat Flu (Contagion)

As if we don’t have enough problems blasting us from outer space, now two different species of terrestrial animals are colluding to bring about our downfall? I’m not so much incensed by this rampant virus killing off almost the entirety of Earth’s population, that I understand. But when you can make a handrail on a subway car as terrifying as chainsaw-wielding Hannibal Lecter riding a flaming werewolf, that’s devilishly impressive.

Director Andrew Stanton (John Carter, Finding Nemo, WALL-E) recently had this to say (via Twitter) about 3D:

And now for some toilet humour. FasionablyGeek has the hilarious Star Wars inspired T-Shirt:

Funny man Oswald Patton did not get nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his turn in Young Adult, so he decided to do something about it. By having having a fake party with all his fellow snubbed actors. On Twitter. Hilarity ensued:

“Join me for a drink at  The Drawing Room, Albert Brooks? Me and Serkis have been here since 6am.”

“Albert Brooks, See you later tonight. Might be out of booze – Serkis has Pogues on the jukebox & Fassbender just showed up in a pirate hat.”

“Oh s**t – we’re definitely going to run out of booze. Charlize & Tilda just pulled up in a stolen police car.”

“Let’s go to Legoland! With a boozy hurrah, we’re out…!”

“Oh. My. God. Just pulled up to Legoland. DiCaprio’s rented the park for the day. Dibs on the Duplo Gardens!”

GeekTyrant has a list of 15 Movies they didn’t see in 2011 because they looked terrible in their trailers. Out of their list, I’ve personally only seen two – Conan and Mr. Popper’s Penguins – for exactly the same reason. This one in particular had me squirming in my cinema seat at the cerebellum-searing horror:

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s collaborations in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were nothing short of brilliant, and for a long time they were hinting at a final installment in their unofficially title Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy. Now the first signs of that third film has emerged, but unfortunately it’s a bit of a tease.

Wright merely tweeted the phrase “Hard at work” with the following picture of himself and Pegg attached:

“The world’s end.” Title, theme or something else? Guess we’re going to have to just wait and see

Are you so skinny that your nipples can actually touch? Do you dream of becoming buff like Conan? Well now, courtesy of Zach Braaf (Scrubs), you can learn Arnold Schwarzenegger’s bodybuilding secret and soon you too will look like a giant uterus!

“I decided to start working out and getting fit and (during my first workout) Arnold Schwarzenegger happened to be taking a tour of the gym.

“He came up to me and said, ‘What’s your workout goal?’ I panicked and said I wanted to look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club… He said, ‘You need to eat a lot of carrots.’ So I ran home and ate a lot of carrots, but I still don’t look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club.”

The first Ghost Rider film was a ho-hum affair, and I was as shocked as most when it was revealed that there would in fact be a sequel. Did Nicholas Cage sell over the soul of his hair to the devil to get this made? I mean, that would certainly explain a lot.

Now while I have certainly not been counting down the days until the release of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, I have to admit that this behind the scenes footage looks pretty damn cool. Directors Neveldine and Taylor seem to be pretty hands on and get up to some crazy antics to get their shots:

Now if you don’t mind, I have to go enter my pet bunny rabbit in a weightlifting competition.

Last Updated: January 25, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions – but very little sleep – I’ve been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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