Extras! Barry Sonnenfeld has some Lore, Justin Timberlake takes The Last Drop, JGL magically takes off his clothes, Prof X may return, Thor may have an around the nine worlds tour and the worst (greatest) movie death ever! 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 off today with something for the ladies. This weekend past Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted American TV comedy institution Saturday Night Live, and he kicked the show off with a little bit of a tribute to one of 2012’s biggest hits, Magic Mike.

(Apologies for the quality of the clip, but it hasn’t been made available officially yet.)

I know that Dredd 3D is only getting released locally tomorrow, so you may want to bookmark this for later, but the guys over at Bite.ca have done a nice round-up on all the Easter Eggs that can be found in the film.

I had as much fondness for Leon Schuster’s Mad Buddies as I do for venereal diseases, but some of you guys, including our very own Gavin, are still big fans. Well, if you want to get the opportunity to get all cozy with the local funnyman and his vertically challenged sidekick Alfred Ntombela, the duo will be doing a little promotional work for the home release of Mad Buddies and will be available for a meet and greet on this Saturday, 29 September, at the following places:

  • Look and Listen, Clearwater Mall, Entrance 2, Outside Fountain Court from 11:00 – 12:30
  • C.N.A, The Glen Shopping Centre from 14:00 – 15:30

Besides for just making ladies scream as he air-humps their faces (See above), Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to have a phenomenal 2012. He had a great turn in Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, is currently getting rave reviews playing the young Bruce Willis in Rian Johnson’s time travel caper, Looper, and will be rounding out the year starring opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, and the young actor spoke to Total Film about all of it.

Speaking of Rian Johnson, the director has revealed that following on from Peter Jackson’s recently expressed desire to do so, he too would like to direct an episode of BBC’s long running sci-fi show Doctor Who. The revelation came via an AMA (Ask Me Anything) that Johnson did on Reddit:

“What I’d really kill to try, although it would be terrifying because I’m such a big fan of it? Doctor Who.”

BBC if you guys don’t do something with this, you will officially be labelled as stupid poopheads.

For those of you that walked out of X3: The Last Stand before the credits even started to roll, (and really who could blame you?) you might still be living under the delusion that Professor X actually died in that movie (along with a piece of my sould). As seen in a post-credits scene though, the professor’s consciousness was shifted to another body, leaving the path open for his return.

Now with rumours going around that we might be seeing a crossover between the Bryan Singer X-Men film universe and Matthew Vaughn’s new X-Men: First Class world, some massive fuel may just have been poured on the fire. The pouring was done by Professor X himself, Patrick Stewart, who responded to a fan’s question at the Montreal Comic Con, about whether he would be returning to the series with this cryptic comment:

“I think there is every possibility. Halle Berry! Famke Janssen! Rebecca Stamos! Anna Paquin!… yes, I’ll be reprising…”

Girly voiced pop-star Justin Timberlake has been steadily carving out a career for himself as a decent actor. He’s currently to be seen in Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve and for his next project will play the lead in director Peter “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” Sollet’s The Last Drop, as an “alcoholic food critic who decides to change his life in order to win over the love of his life.”

The new poster for Les Miserables is an instant throwback to anybody that’s ever seen the iconic red, white and blue poster for the stage production of the tale. I think it’s pretty cool that they’ve chosen to go with the face of Cosette (played by Isabelle Allen), instead of any of the big name stars.

Cabin in the Woods director and co-writer Drew Goddard did an AMA over on Reddit a few days ago. However, as is expected when a fan favourite director of one of the best films of the year, steps onto a public forum, he got a bit swamped with questions. Luckily, MTV were kind enough to sift through it all and extract the Five Best Moments from Drew Goddard’s Reddit AMA. Like how about the fact that there may have been a crossover between the horror film and videogame Left 4 Dead or that Goddard would totally be up for writing a prequel about how all those monsters ended up in those cubes?

Comingsoon.net has managed to score the first proper plot details for Crash director Paul Haggis’ next film, Third Person, which stars Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, James Franco and Olivia Wilde in three interconnected globespanning storylines:

(Paris) Michael, a writer who recently left his wife, receives a visit from his lover Anna. The story explores their very complicated on/off relationship due to her inability to commit because of a terrible secret.

(New York) Julia has recently been charged with attempting to kill her son, a charge which she firmly denies. As a result of these charges, her son is now in the custody of his father Rick who’s trying everything in his power to take the boy away from her. Julia is trying at all costs to regain custody of her son.

(Rome) Sean, an American business man on a trip to Italy, falls in love with an Italian woman, Monica. Sean is inevitably drawn into a plot where he tries to free Monica’s daughter who has been kidnapped by an Italian gangster and is being held for ransom. Emotions run high as we and Sean question whether this is a set up or not.

Out of all of Marvel’s Phase 2 movies, the one I’m looking forward to the most is Thor: The Dark World. The basis for my excitement levels is that I’ve always been a huge fan of the more mythological and fantastical elements that Thor brings to the table, especially since it was mentioned that this sequel would be exploring more of the Norse mythology’s Nine Realms. How much more? Try all of them!

Russian website Kinopoisk, who has been scoring a large number of comic-book movie scoops lately, had this to say yesterday:

“The film promises to cover not just the Earth (Midgard) and Asgard, but the entire Nine Realms. The studio hopes that ‘Game of Thrones’ director Alan Taylor has the experience to build upon the fantasy of the series.”

And if you don’t know your Jotunheim from your Svartelheim, then here’s a nice handy guide taken from “The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe”:

Men in Black helmer Barry Sonnenfeld will be sticking to all things monstrous but just way more terrestrial than he’s used to. Warner Bros has picked the director to do an adaptation of IDW comic Lore, and according to Deadline the studio is hoping to get Dwayn “The Rock” Johnson in the lead, though the People’s Champ has yet to respond. If he takes the role, the Rock would get to lay the smack down on a menagerie if mythical monsters:

In times past, the world was full of mythical creatures long since held at bay by the secret society of Shepherds. But when the Shepherds’ line of succession is broken, a reluctant hero finds her life threatened from every quarter. And the creatures are coming back: will the Earth be ready for their return?

From personal experience, I can say that comic was not the most original or gripping, but it did boast rather nice visuals. Lets hope the film doesn’t follow the same route.

Around here at The Movies, we love to highlight the pinnacles of cinematic achievements, but you can’t really appreciate the highs unless you also take at the lows. And this is so very, very low. Thanks to i09 for finding what may easily be the worst (greatest?) movie death ever. This slice of badness comes courtesy of the 1974 Turkish kung fu movie Kareteci Kız (“Karate Girl“), which I now really have to see.

Last Updated: September 27, 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.

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