Extras! 03 September 2014

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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!

  • India. The land of curry, call centres and HOLY CRAP, WHAT THE CRAPPING HELL IS HAPPENING IN THIS MOVIE?!!

“(Laughs) I just heard [the rumours] this morning. It’s the first I’ve heard of it. It’s hilarious if it’s true! I don’t know anything about it. But it’s lovely to have it bandied about.”


  • There are some that would argue that Michael Bay movies make you dumber, but unfortunately they wouldn’t have the scientific proof to back up those claims (unless they met Darryn, of course). However, they can now prove scientifically that Michael Bay makes you snack more. Researchers at Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab conducted a study to find if movie watchers consumed more food when watching a fast paced action movie like Bay’s The Island or a slow paced talk show like The Charlie Rose. The study was conducted on 98 undergraduate students and their results show that people “ate 98% more food and consumed 65% more calories” when having their mind Baysploded. Interestingly, those numbers dropped to 36% more and 46% more calories when the sound of the movie was turned off. They are still to establish whether the fast editing of the film – The Island featured 24.7 cuts per minute as opposed to the talk show’s 4.8 – had anything to do with the extra strong case of the munchies.
  • And while I can’t claim that this next pic on the Anatomy of Film Genres was scientifically researched, I can say that it appears to be very accurate.
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  • It’s official! Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are nice guys. Yes, even Crowe, despite a certain incident with a hurled telephone. Warner Bros have now confirmed the recent rumours that Gosling and Crowe would star in Nice Guys, the next movie from writer-director Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon). And no, that “next movie” is not a typo. Black is juggling several projects at the moment, including Doc Savage as well as a Predator reboot/sequelbut WB have slated the movie for June 17, 2016, probably making it his next production. The film is a noirish action-thriller “set in 1970s Los Angeles and follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired leg-breaker (Crowe) who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.”

“We are so grateful to the fans of ‘Hemlock Grove’ who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons. We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from ‘Hemlock Grove.’”

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Last Updated: September 3, 2014

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.

  • WhiteRock

    WTF is up with those bears…?

    • Kervyn Cloete

      What’s up with those bears? Definitely not their CGI budget. That’s way, way, WAAAAAY down low.

      • WhiteRock

        Haha – looks like someone made cardboard cut-outs and just ran around in front of the camera for an hour so they could cut and paste into the shots with actual people. I did however love where the character defended himself by kicking the bears with footballs…

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