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!
I personally hate motion posters as their auto-playing audio always sneaks up on you like- I’m too late, aren’t I? You’ve already jumped out your seat at the creepy tones of Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice kicking off this Star Trek Into Darkness motion poster, haven’t you? Ah well, better luck next time.
How’s this for a wake-up call? After watching Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, University of Mississippi professor Ranjan Batra decided to do some reading up on how his state handled the ratification of Abraham Lincoln’s Thirteenth Amendment to abolish slavery in the United States, only to find that they hadn’t. Like some of the other Southern states that initially opposed the Amendment, they eventually voted to pass it. Except that it would appear that after voting, they forgot to inform the US Archivist Office, meaning their vote to abolish slavery was never made official. Oops.
Anybody else been kept out of sleep wondering if Kathleen Kennedy will still have time in her schedule to produce Jurassic Park 4, now that she’s become the unofficial queen of the geeks by being named Lucasfilm co-chairman? Nobody? Just me then. Clearly none of you truly care about one of the franchise’ stalwarts, but her fellow producer husband Frank Marshall will tell you about it anyway.
“No. Ms. Kennedy has moved onto Star Wars and will not be producing JP4. She’s traded raptors for TIE fighters.”
Mental note: If I ever start a band, it’ll be called “Raptors for TIE Fighters”.
Here’s a new poster for Iron Man 3 featuring Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian. And in case you’re frantically looking for the volume button, don’t worry this is a standard, boring, non-Harry Potter-esque poster.
Keeping things with Iron Man 3 and trying to look cool with glasses, Marvel have revealed four new collectible Real-D 3D glasses to tie in with the superhero threequel. Now you can watch your favourite movies while also looking stupid!
Somehow I get the feeling this next bit of news is getting filed in the spank-bank. While doing an interview for Oz the Great and Powerful, Mila Kunis was asked if she would be interested in playing Anastasia Steele in a big screen adaptation of mommy porn bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey. Here’s what she has to say:
“I’m not disinterested.”
In other words, demand for Kleenex tissues and hand lotion just skyrocketed.
Inspired by the recent news that they’re going to be turning Zombieland into a TV series, iO9 has compiled this pretty good list of 10 Movies That Should Becomes Spinoff TV Series Right Now. I would watch the hell out of either a Starship Troopers or Constantine series.
Here’s the first look at Twilight star Ashley Greene in Random (formerly titled Satanic), packing a whole lot more silverware in her face than previous appearances. Random also stars Haley Bennett (The Hole) and Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) and follows “a college student (Bennett) who, remaining on campus over Thanksgiving break, becomes the target of a violent gang.
Among the numerous rumours we’ve heard around Justice League, the one that made the most sense was that Warner Bros was holding off on their plans for a big superhero team-up movie, until they knew whether Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel, was actually any good or not, presumably to use it like Marvel used Iron Man to be the gatekeeper into their cinematic universe.
Well, it looks like the Big Blue Boy Scout just took one giant, no underpants on the outside step in the right direction. Latino Review’s El Mayhimbe revealed that a screening of MoS was recently held for WB execs and their families and that they all apparently loved it, some calling it “the superhero movie of the summer”.
The Amazing Spider-Man divided a lot of critical opinion. I liked a fair bit of it, but felt that rehashing a lot of what Sam Raimi did not too long ago in his own Spider-Man trilogy was quite the misstep. So what did Mr Raimi think of this? Nothing. Well, to be more precise, he could think nothing of it as he’s actually never seen it.
“Well, I’m a big Marc Webb fan and a giant fan of Emma Stone. And of Andrew Garfield. I saw him on Broadway in “Death of a Salesman” — it’s just brilliant. And I love the producers of that movie because they are dear friends, and the writer. But, I haven’t had the guts to go see the movie yet. Because I don’t want to go to my girlfriend’s wedding. I just can’t bring myself to do it. I don’t have the guts. But, I hear it’s great. My wife even loved the picture and said it was a wonderful, excellently produced, beautifully acted, brilliantly written Spider-Man picture. She’d tell me the truth and that’s what she said.”
“I think I handed the torch to Marc and I hear that he ran with it and succeeded and made a brilliant picture. I’m happy for him and all the team. And I only wish him the best and I salute them because it’s a tough job, too.”
Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects hasn’t opened locally yet, so I suggest you simply bookmark this next spoiler-filled link for reading after you’ve eventually seen it. The thriller apparently has a couple of rather big plot twists and shocking suprirses that will leave with a jaw like a pornstar. But ComingSoon.net has sat down with writer Scott Z. Burns to discuss all the twists and perhaps answer lingering questions.
If you’re the easily offended religious type, then you might want to skip this last video. Although to be fair, you probably already deleted our bookmark earlier today after Darryn said that Jesus might be a robot who eats baby food and definitely can’t work a hula hoop.
This weekend past, Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz hosted Saturday Night Live and there did a hilarious fake trailer for a Tarantino-esque parody titled Djesus Uncrossed. And yes, it’s exactly what you might think it is.
[Apologies for the poor quality of the clip or that you have to close the stupid video links first (the little x’s in the top centre), but NBC’s absolutely retarded policy of blocking access to their videos to anybody outside of the US means that I can’t get it from the original source.]
Last Updated: February 19, 2013