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Extras! Cameron Diaz gets in the orphan business, Jonah Hill almost had a hangover, Pacific Rim tracking poorly,The Hoff gets stretched and The Lone Ranger is not an ant, man! 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!

Yes, I am still obsessed with Hans Zimmer’s score for Man of Steel. Yes, I’m still telling you about it. And while yesterday we had a video showing off how Zimmer called in some celeb friends to pull off the scores percussion heavy sound, here’s a new video showing off the simple but effective violin solo he used to accompany the destruction of Krypton.

Looks like it’s a hard knock life for Sandra Bullock. After it was reported earlier in the month that she was in negotiations to star as big ol’ meanie orphan owner Miss Hannigan in Will “Easy A” Gluck’s Annie remake, it looks like Bullock has actually been replaced by smile on legs Cameron Diaz .

There’s a rumour going around that The Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer has visited the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and according to Internet logic, this of course means that he’s been cast in the title role of Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. Because fanboy reasons, that’s why. And according to Wright this is complete rubbish. Whoo, big surprise.

Sometimes movies release posters that are thought either thought provoking, emotive, iconic or evoking a sense of wonder. Other times it’s Kristen Bell in a bikini swimsuit [Happy now, guys? :D]. What’s funny is that based on that poster, you’d think that this was just like some reversed Rob Schneider gender-swapping movie, when actually The Lifeguard goes a bit deeper following a New York journalist who loses everything, moves back home to her small town and after finding the only she can as a lifeguard, starts up a relationship with a teenage boy half her age.  That’s of course too much to put on a poster, so they made like Baywatch instead.


When I think “typing”, I generally don’t think also think “seedy underbelly”, but apparently I’m not Kiera Knightley *SHOCK*HORROR*GASP*. Knightley – the actress, not me, please try to keep up – has signed on to produce and star in The Other Typista story that revolves around “Rose, a lonely and isolated typist in a police precinct who strikes up a friendship with a beautiful and mysterious co-worker who introduces her to the glamorous and forbidden underworld of 1920s New York.”

Thin Jonah Hill is serious business, yo! Back when he was just a tad bit portlier, Hill was known only for his comedic roles, but since has transformed himself into a much slimmer and more serious actor. So serious that he apparently passed up on blockbusting hits like The Hangover and Transformers 2.

“I’ve done one of the biggest challenges you can do in Hollywood, which is transition from being a comedic actor to being a serious actor, and I’m really prideful of that. I could have made a billion dollars doing every big comedy of the last 10 years and didn’t, in order to form a whole other life for myself. Now I have fulfillment doing both.”

You may heard that upcoming Brad Pitt zombie flick, World War Z, is based on a really popular and critically acclaimed book by Max Brooks. You may also have heard that people who read that book are pissed off. This handy Venn diagram explains why.

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Looks like there’s plenty of room in Joe Carnahan’s limousine, as one day after James Badge Dale jumped on board, David Hasselhoff, Ray Liotta and Shaun Toub have all now also joined Stretch, the action comedy about a limo driver (Patrick Wilson) who gets caught up in the shady dealings of his ne’er-do-well client (Chris Pine).

Apparently, we live in a world where giant mechs punching giant monsters in the face and vice versa is not enough to get people excited about a movie. “Heresy!”, I cry with salt stained cheeks. According to reports, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim is currently tracking  pretty poorly on early polls. So poorly that some are already asking if it will be this year’s Battleship. Say it ain’t so, Guillermo. Say it ain’t so.

While it turns out that Baz Lurhmann’s Gatsby wasn’t quite as Great as he hoped, there’s no denying that the directing pulled of some rather splendid visual wizardry to create his Jay-Z fueled vision of the 1940’s. Well, I say him, but I actually mean Chris Godfrey and his colleagues at Animal Logic who have released this before and after effects reel to show off their skills.

If you thought that 2013 was the year of White House takeovers, then a certain patchwork monster is here to tell you different. There are actually four different movies about Frankenstein movies coming out soon, so here’s a handy guide to telling all the pitchforks and torches apart.

What with 4th of July around the corner as well as recent news about Roland Emmerich’s sequel to Independence Day (not to mention the release of the director’s latest quest to destroy the president’s house, White House Down), those jokers over at Honest Trailers have decided to take a crack at Emmerich’s original alien punching classic.

Last Updated: June 27, 2013


  1. I want to marry Kristen Bell! Man she is beautiful! Still won’t be watching the movie though 😛


    • Andre116

      June 27, 2013 at 20:17

      But, but…she is in a bikini.

      There is a pretty awesome scene in House of Lies, where she dances around in her underwear….ahhhh, good times.


      • RinceWind

        June 27, 2013 at 20:19

        Am I old or has my definition of a bikini, which is a two piece swimsuit changed?! That’s a swim suit!


        • Andre116

          June 27, 2013 at 20:21

          I’m Afrikaans ok? I’m sorry if I can’t get all the terms right!! OK?!?!?!

          *runs away crying*


          • RinceWind

            June 27, 2013 at 20:24

            Nono! Type in Dead or Alive and Kristen Bell, THAT is a bikini! Mmmmmm. Mine! Mine!

          • RinceWind

            June 28, 2013 at 08:52

            This is a bikini!

        • Kervyn Cloete

          June 28, 2013 at 00:41

          As my wife once explained to me, you get a one piece bikini and a two piece bikini.


          • RinceWind

            June 28, 2013 at 07:04

            I think he must have been pulling you leg mate. Check any dictionary, my ex was a designer and lover her a bikini!

          • Kervyn Cloete

            June 28, 2013 at 07:06

            Firstly, he? 😀 Secondly, when you’ve been together with a woman as long as I have, you realize that even when you know she might be wrong, you don’t point it out to here :p

          • RinceWind

            June 28, 2013 at 08:48

            Haha! Sorry. My phone has this weird habit of going all whack when it’s charging! And you are quite right, women are never wrong, so it IS a god damn bikini! (Have you seen Dead or Alive the movie… Drool)

          • RinceWind

            June 28, 2013 at 07:07

            She! Sorry!

        • Trevor Davies

          June 28, 2013 at 09:15

          I was thinking the same thing. Yay Kristen Bell in a bikini… wait a minute, that’s a one piece. DAMN IT ALL TO HELL.


          • RinceWind

            June 28, 2013 at 09:17

            If you ask me, he was playing with our feelings man. I only read further waiting to see her dammit! Scroll up to Andre’s comment for her in a REAL bikini! By the by guys, she is MINE.

    • LordCaptainAwesomeness

      June 28, 2013 at 07:56

      Second the part of marrying that goddess


  2. Andre116

    June 27, 2013 at 20:20

    I’m not to surprised by the Pacific Rim feedback. Del Toro seems to have great trailers, but underperform with the actual film. Hellboy anyone?

    I’m still hoping it will be good and will be looking out for your review of it.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      June 28, 2013 at 00:42

      As much as I love Pan’s Labyrinth and think he has a visual imagination unmatched in Hollywood, I’m also not a full on Del Toro fanboy because a lot of his films (the ones he directs, not produces I mean) just invariably end up lacking a certain something.


      • Justin Hess

        June 28, 2013 at 10:31

        I’m no Del Toro fanboy either but I’m still baffled by how poorly this film is tracking. It has sheer, mindfrazzling, pop-out-eyeballs awesome written all over it. Giant robots vs giant monsters – people are meh about this?


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