Extras! Bruce Lee is awesome, This is not the cake you are looking for, The Batwing gets a lame name and Gary Oldman has a big what? 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!

We kick off today’s proceedings with something amazingly geeky and tasty. Geektyrant has discovered a life-sized 300 pound Stormtrooper cake. Yes, cake! You can see the full pictorial of how it was put together in the link

Here’s an awesome trailer to the upcoming I Am Bruce Lee documentary. It’s a well known fact that everything to do with Bruce Lee is supremely amazing, so I need not say anything further about this:

Colin Firth is in awe of Gary Oldman’s penis. Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d type

A movie theatre in Liverpool, England was forced to hand out a whole bunch of refunds, after audience members walked out of Golden Globe winning film The Artist. Apparently the affected patrons had not been aware that the film was a silent movie shot in black and white

Ricky Gervais has vowed to never host the Golden Globes again. Hmmm… Why does this all seem so familiar?

Vulture has a hilarious slideshow of spoof For Your Consideration ads. FYC ads are generally done to draw an awards panel’s attention to a particular film. Vulture has decided to create their own ads, but for awards that they feel these films should really be appealing for:

Despite Bridesmaids making  an absolute killing at the box office (budget: $32 million, earned: $288 million) as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe, lead writer and star Kristin Wiig as well as co-writer Annie Murmolo have turned down doing a followup:

“We are not planning on doing one. We had a special time making the first one, but we’re really excited to try something else.”

I don’t think I can even describe how much I want this fan-made Back to the Future poster

Hitfix has compiled a list of 15 Questions Keeping Hollywood Awake At Night. Surprisingly, none of those questions are “How the hell does Channing Tatum keep getting these big budget roles, despite having the onscreen charisma of mildew?”

There’s a new poster for Jason Statham actioner, Safe, in which he plays a former elite agent who has to rescue a girl from the Triads while simultaneously battling the Russian Mafia. So just another day at the office for Mr Statham then.

 And finally, remember the flying Batman vehicle you can see in the Dark Knight Rises trailer? Well, ever since it first appeared, speculation has been rife as to what it’s called. Batwing? Batplane? Bat-dirigible? Ok, maybe not that last one. But now thanks an FCC filing by Hot Wheels, who will manufacture some of the film’s toy merchandise, we know the name. And it’s kind of dumb:

And now if you’ll excuse me, I don’t think want to sell you death sticks. I think I want to go home and rethink my life.

Last Updated: January 19, 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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