Extras! Movie deaths explained, Another Dark Knight Rises mash-up trailer, Harry Potter was a pathetic drunk and why Ghost Rider pisses fire! 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 start today with a very interesting article written by producer Keith Calder as he looks at the recent film, Killer Elite, and it’s false “based on a true story” claims. Some intriguing stuff and I highly recommend that you give it a read

Ever wondered what actually happens to the human body in one of those memorable movie deaths? Well wonder no more! ModernMan looks at 11 famous movie deaths and explains them all in grisly detail

There’s a new poster out for controversial director Roman Polanski’s latest, Carnage, which is about 2 wealthy couples who are forced to engage after their respective children are involved in a fight at school

MMA legend Bas Rutten (“To da livah!”) shows us how Hollywood pulls off realistic fight scenes without smashing each other’s faces

In an MTV interview with Idris Elba after the Golden Globes, he confirmed that his character, Heimdall, will be returning for Thor 2

Daniel Radcliff spoke to Parade Magazine about how he gave up alcohol last year. But the reason for his self-imposed sobriety is probably not what you might think:

“I’ve worked with Richard Harris, Gary Oldman, all those actors who went crazy when they were young, and I always wanted that. The idea of that kind of life and chaos was always so appealing to me.

Unfortunately, the way I do it, there is no romance to it. There is nothing glorious or triumphant about it. It was pathetic, boring, and unhappy.”

There have been a couple of movie mashup trailers lately, all of them pretty damn cool. Now here’s another, this time throwing together The Dark Knight Rises and the classic 90’s Batman: The Animated Series

Are you really looking forward to the new Underworld film, but unfortunately can’t remember any of the previous films’ plots, as scant as they were? Is your name perhaps Gavin Mannion? Well, then Movies.com has come to your rescue with this synopsis of  the previous films

Were you, like me, completely gobsmacked by that one scene in the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance trailer where ol’ Flamehead shows off the worst bladder infection in the world, by unzipping and letting fly with a gout of flame from his crotch? Well it turns out that there is a very dumb reason for that being in the movie. SFX Magazine (via Comic Book Movie) did an article on the film, and had this quote from co-director Brian Taylor:

“That was actually a joke. I think that [executive producer] Avi Arad came up with it one day, and you have to be really careful when you make jokes around us, because we’ll just take it and run with it and it ends up in the movie. That was pretty much how Crank 2 got made”

Do you hear that James Francis? Crank 2 was a joke! Even the director thinks so!

Today’s Extras post was based on a true story.

Last Updated: January 17, 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.

  • Nick de Bruyne

    Bazinga and bazinga.

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