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Say what you will about Vin Diesel’s Pinocchio-like thespian skills, but there are very few characters created over the last decade that can out-badass Riddick. Take this new image from the as-yet-unnamed Riddick sequel, for example. If it were any other character, it would seem pretty ordinary, but with Riddick it looks like he is trying on a pair of goggles so as to go take a dip in a pool. Filled with the blood of numerous alien wildlife and over-zealous bounty hunters. That he just carved up from eyeballs to assholes for simply exhaling in his general direction.
DeviantArts user, Old Red Jalopy, has created some amazing vintage Star Wars themed boxing posters. If you’re too lazy to search through his entire DA gallery (which is awesome, by the way) for the individual posters, then head on over to GeekTyrant, where they’ve collected them all.
Gareth Huw Evans’ Indonesian martial arts action thriller, The Raid, has already made a big splash at a few film festivals, and is currently one of my most anticipated films of 2012. Some of the lucky few who have already seen it, may just be wondering where they could possibly get another high-octane, bone breaking, throat slashing experience just like it. Well, they need wonder no more. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has already bought the rights for the US, Latin American and Spanish rights to the sequel. Yes, sequel. Despite the fact that The Raid is still more than a month away from US international release, the followup – tentatively titled Berandal – is already on it’s way.
The Evil Dead remake has found it’s male lead, and before you start breaking out in songs of praises, no it’s not for the role of Ash. Total Film is reporting that Shiloh Hernandez will be taking up the role of one of the film’s proposed leads, David and Eric. For those of you who don’t recognize his name, that is because his only real claim to fame was playing Peter in last year’s fairy-tale stinker Red Riding Hood. Here’s a picture to refresh your memory of his douchiness:
The Guardian has an in-depth interview with Brad Pitt. The Moneyball star candidly talks about the best and worst performances of his career, how he is drawn to certain characters and also on his debilitating dependence on marijuana at one stage of his life:
“I’d smoked a lot of weed. I was professional at it. I wasn’t participating in life. I was smoking myself into a doughnut, a mollusc. I got disgusted with it.”
It’s a very compelling read, and gives great insight into an actor who started off as nothing more than a pretty face on-screen but has now been recognized as one of the most talented.
Finally JoBlo has an interesting look at the new trailer for Star Wars – Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D, calling it the worst Star Wars trailer ever made.
So, here’s the deal; I don’t hate the prequels. I love the cool stuff (Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, light sabers, Jango, Mace, etc.) and hate the eye-rollingly bad stuff (Anakin, Anakin, Jar Jar, Anakin, hollow dialogue, etc.), and throughout the years I’ve kind of come to peace with the immense flaws of the prequels.
Now, they lay this sh!t on me.
I get that this trailer for STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 – THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D is marketed to kids watching Saturday-morning cartoons who still believe in Santa Claus, but that trailer is insultingly bad. Yes, it lies squarely with the narration, which sounds like a dude trying to sell me a remote control car in between episodes of Phineas and Ferb.
I don’t think I could hate this trailer more. In fact, since I can’t hate it anymore, if they offered a class on “How to hate the stupid ass Phantom Menace 3D kiddie trailer more” I would take that class. I would buy all necessary materials, take diligent notes, and master that hate.
Quite honestly, I’d have to agree with every single thing he said. Witness the horror for yourself:
And on that note, it’s time to head off. I don’t about you guys, but I intend to spend this weekend giving myself a lobotomy with a melon baller, just so that I can erase the taint of that trailer.
Last Updated: February 3, 2012