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- With everybody going gaga for Game of Thrones, just telling your Mountain from you Imp just won”t cut it any more when it comes to impressing girls with your geeky knowledge. But what about who the Mountain and Imp was before they were the Mountain and the Imp? Ah, that”s the type of geeky trivia that is sure to get you some action. And by some action, I mean funny looks and possible restraining orders.
- After getting some Rage out of his system, Nicolas Cage will soon be starring in Pay the Ghost, which unfortunately is not a documentary about him trying to make amends for subjecting us to his two Ghost Rider movies. In typical Cage fashion, he will play “a hard-working NYU English professor bucking for tenure when his 8-year-old son mysteriously vanishes from a Halloween day parade” in the supernatural thriller directed by Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Complex).
- In case you”re like me and didn”t notice it until it was pointed out to me in the comments, The Salvation, a new western starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, was actually shot right here in our neck of the woods. Our surreal neck of the woods apparently, according to the Hannibal star Mikkelsen:
“A big part of the crew was speaking Xhosa and Afrikaans, which was so surreal because here we have guys with cowboy hats and then we have people clicking.”
“We had a fantastic time and got to know everybody really well.”
- Poster of the day: Hugh Jackman in X-Men: Days of Future Past/Clint Eastwood mash-up. You know you want to see this happen.
- This is the first online pokies set pic from Batman vs Superman showing off Gal Gadot who plays Wonder Woman At least that”s what this tweet and all the online news publications say, but to me it just looks Gal Gadot about to go out for a fancy lunch.
— Henry Cavill (@HenryCavillOrg) May 17, 2014
- Critics and audience members often don”t see eye to eye. It”s more like eye to anus, according to some review comments I”ve seen. But when they do agree, you just know that the filmmakers did something extraordinary. Except this bit of extraodinary-ness happens far less that you would think, as only 17 non-animated films in the last decade (2003 – 2013) have earned both at least a 95% on RT and an 8.0 on IMDB. And some of the entries on that exclusive list will REALLY surprise you.
- People in Hollywood lie. And I”m not just talking about covering up their sexual perversions involving unwilling livestock. I”m talking about how much they lie in movies, especially when it comes to sci-fi movies about space. Except Spaceballs, that movie is apparently scientifically accurate.
- And for today”s meal of Really Far Fetched Star Wars Rumours, we bring you the apperitif that Disney is planning to release a Blu Ray boxset of the original, unaltered theatrical releases of the original trilogy, followed by an entree of Disney planning to use the upcoming films to retcon and completely scrap the events of the prequel trilogy because they hate it so much.
- Here”s the first look at recently deceased Oscar winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, alongside stylishly coifed franchise newcomer Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
- Just in case you”ve forgotten what made X-3: The Last Stand such a superpowered disappointment (and no, it”s not just Brett Ratner), the folks over at Collider have decided to take another look at it in anticipation of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
- Allow me to introduce you to the greatest trailer you will see this year. That is all.
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Last Updated: May 19, 2014