Extras! – 13 February 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!

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3Remember how I was raving about Netflix this afternoon and their second season of House of Cards? Well consider me to now be frothing and foaming at the mouth, because the streaming video series just got even better.

The sixth and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will hit that service later this year. Dubbed the “Lost Missions”, it’ll wrap up all the storylines from March 7, and most likely pave the way for the upcoming Star Wars Rebels:

In these eagerly anticipated episodes of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and the dark sides of the Force are revealed.

An intrepid clone trooper discovers a shocking secret, Anakin Skywalker’s closest relationship is tested to its limits and what Master Yoda discovers while investigating the disappearance of a Jedi could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy. Fans will not only be able to watch the thrilling finale, they’ll be able to see more of “The Clone Wars” than ever before as Netflix will also stream the director’s cut of seasons 1 – 5.

The Force is indeed strong with Netflix.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Retro Movie Poster of the day

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3A couple of months back, I predicted that music biopics would be the big thing in Hollywood. As usual, I was right, as any busker who could hold a tune is now getting a movie. One iconic performer who seems to be stuck in development hell however?

Tupac Shakur, as most studios don’t want to pour a forty ounce onto the curb for that rapper. John Singleton however, is back in the game. Singleton will direct, write and produce the biopic, which charts the rapper’s “rise to [become] one of the most popular hip-hop artists, as well as his untimely murder following a boxing match in 1996 in Las Vegas.”

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Sometimes, you just can’t beat Hollywood. Other times, creative folks are successful in getting industry executives to eat that bag of dicks that they have in front of them. One such director who was successful was Darren Aronofsky, as his upcoming Noah movie will be released in a 2 hour and 12 minute cut that he approves of.

Thanks to his Black Swan clout, Paramount has relented to his demands. I guess forty days and forty nights of stubbornness can pay off.
Extras-bullet-points-micro3Pacific Rim Valentines Day cards. They may have just emptied my heart clip of cynicism:
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Extras-bullet-points-micro3Paul Walker may have gone to the big drag strip in the sky to see if his deity can get hit a quarter of a mile quicker than he can, but he still has some work left on the mortal coil. One such film on the way is Brick Mansions, which teams Walker up with David Belle as they navigate a walled prison in their own city.

In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city.

For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin, Tremaine (RZA) kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts the help of the fearless ex-convict, and together they must stop a sinister plot to devastate the entire city.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Everything wrong with The Terminator in six minutes. Which according to this video, is plenty:

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Last Updated: February 13, 2014

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