Extras! Watch the Oscar nominations live, Dying in slow mo is awesome, Watch a man on a ledge and Man of Steel gets its Lana Lang! 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!

Shortlist has put together a… well, list (what else did you think they would do?) of the 10 Least Plausible Stunts in Movies. I don’t care what they say, Charlie’s Angels was real, damn it!

According to the Superman Super Site, Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel, has added it’s Lana Lang to the cast. As most Superman fans knows Clark Kent’s first true love, Lana Lang, is a smart and sexy redhead that WAIT JUST ONE PEDOBEAR MINUTE! It seems that this Lana Lang will only be seen in a flashback to Clark’s childhood in Smallville and will thus be played by 14 year old Jadin Gould. Honest mistake, people.

Hey, James Francis! Since we know how much you love awards shows, this one is just for you. Youtube has launched an Oscars channel in honour of the 84th Annual Academy Awards. The nominations for the awards are due very soon (8:30 am ET, which is 17:30 local time) and can be viewed live at the aforementioned channel

Empire sent a reporter out to London’s Toy Fair where toymakers HASBRO have unveiled their new Hulk toy, based on the upcoming Avengers film. And SHOCK, SHOCK, HORROR! Hulk’s signature purple pants are now brown!  Oh noes!

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UGO has a list of the Best Slow Mo Kills in movies. It really is a superb list with some amazing shots, but I have to put down my favourite: The symphony of violence that is Sam Peckinpah’s Wild Bunch. The bloodletting may be tame by today’s standards, but back in the day, this was downright controversial

The Guardian has a very telling interview with renowned actor Sir Anthony Hopkins. He speaks about his passion for composing music, as well as various other anecdotes such as why he left the UK for the US:

Many people talk of London as being the heart of the swinging 60s. It wasn’t for me. What I remember is the grey mist hanging over the Waterloo Road on a Wednesday afternoon. It was so depressing, I moved to the land of Donald Duck.

Did you enjoy The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? Both the book and the films? Well, now you can relive the whole sordid affair once more, but this time with colorful pictures! Vertigo are going to be doing a graphic novel adaptation, written by Denise Mina (Deception, Field of Blood) and artists Lee Bermejo (Batman: Noel, Joker),  Leonardo Manco (Hellblazer), and Andrea Mutti (The Executor). Bermejo also cranked out this superb cover for the book:

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Comingsoon.net is reporting that Relativity Media has pushed back the release date of John Cusack’s Edgar Allen Poe thriller, The Raven from March 9th to April 27th. This takes the film out of the firing line of Disney’s big budget John Carter, which would have opened on the same weekend. A knock-on effect is that their Jennifer Lawrence horror thriller, The House at the End of the Street will be moved from April 20th to September 21st, where the only other noteworthy openers are Dredd and Hotel Transylvania, both of which will probably not set the box office alight

Some films like to use titles that are obscure, esoteric and requires deep introspection on the part of the viewer to decipher it’s myriad hidden messages. Then you have Man On A Ledge.  About a man on a ledge. For realz. To be fair though, it appears that the titular ledge bound man is merely the catalyst for a much larger tale, as can be seen in this new extended trailer for the Sam Worthington thriller

 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go work on this screenplay I’m writing called Fat Dude On a Toilet. You’ll never guess what it’s about, but here’s a hint: It’s comedy gold!

Last Updated: January 24, 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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