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!
Just to clearly set the ludicrous tone around here, lets kick off today’s proceedings with some Keanu Reeves. Sort of. Now while some of you may go nuts for the Matrix movies, I’m pretty sure you this is not what you mean.
Is it just me, or does that nut have more dramatic range than Keanu?
New character poster for Charlize Theron’s evil Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Hunstman. Now I’m usually not one to point out and poke fun at people’s physical deformities (this is a lie) but that bird is awfully squint. The raven, I mean.
The Academy has signed a 2 decade deal to keep the Oscars in Hollywood. In other news, that big blue thing above your head is the sky.
So there’s this movie you might have heard of called The Avengers. It’s kind of cool. Anyway, one particular scene featured in the 364 (rough estimate) promo clips released thus far, is a good ol’ brawl between fellow heroes, Iron Man and Thor. And now you can see/hear exactly what writer/director Joss Whedon was thinking when he created it with this handy commentary clip.
Clearly, if you have somehow miraculously managed to not see the clip before, and want to keep your eyes virginal (we won’t talk about the rest of your anatomy) then you might not want to watch this.
There are many people that are rebelling against the replacement of 35mm film with digital film. Industry stalwarts like Chris Nolan and Steven Spielberg have all come out and given there own very valid reasons as to why they do not want to switch to digital. Now here’s another reason to add that list: dumb projectionists.
It seems that an American press screening of The Avengers was delayed by 143 minutes after the projectionist accidentally deleted the movie file from the server. Hilarity ensued. (And by hilarity, I mean he probably got his butt fired and the cinema showed just how incompetent and untrained their staff was.)
You know what makes everything seem funny even when it’s not? Laugh tracks. Don’t believe me? Just watch any episode of The Big Bang Theory to prove my point. Or you can laugh your buttcheeks off to these 6 Serious Movie Scenes Recut with Laugh Tracks.
Here’s a taste of the inappropriate and uncomfortable levity that awaits:
The 12 Craziest Pieces of Official Star Wars Merchandise. Three words: Jar-Jar Binks tongue sucker.
Oh to have been present when that one was being pitched. I have to admit though, I really want that Lando Calrissian disguise kit.
If you ever needed another reason to watch Amanda Seyfried’s new biopic about Deep Throat (that’s a film title not an adjective) pornstar turned activist Linda Lovelace, then look no further than this very sultry new poster.
Risque source material aside, that is a pretty interesting cast of actors, actresses and one very fashionable horse.
Remember that guy that travelled the world re-enacting movie scenes and then taking photos of himself doing it? Well, now you can be just as creepy as he was thanks to RottenTomatoes’ list of Top Movie Vacation Spots!
Contrary to some reports, the role of villain in the next Fast & Furious movie has not been offered to Caribbean singer (matter for debate) Rihanna, but instead has gone to Immortals star Luke Evans.
Phew. That was a close one.
Taste of Cinema has a collection of 16 Brilliant Movie Quotes from 16 Great Directors. This is undoubtedly my favourite:
“Most directors make films with their eyes; I make films with my testicles.” – Alejandro Jodorowsky
How is possible that Christopher Walken just reading stuff can be so damn cool? Remember this is the guy who gave the best rendition of Lady Gaga’s Poker Face ever recorded on film. And he’s back, this time bringing his prodigious comprehension ability to Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven.
5 Movies That Hollywood Will Inevitable Make. I’m not going to lie, I want to see that escalator movie.
Today’s obligatory bit of double-you-tee-eff: Lionsgate Studios have their very own Youtube fitness channel, complete with Dirty Dancing exercise routine.
I… had… the tricep workout of my life. And I’ve never felt this buff before.
I love science fiction like Roseanne Barr loves cake (Spoiler: a lot). Memetically speaking, I would like to WATCH ALL THE SCI-FI’s. Now thanks to enterprising YouTube user HatinHand‘s epic supercut of 53 different movies (including a couple that haven’t even come out yet), I’m one step closer to making that a reality.
And so another day comes to a close. I’m going to spend the evening mentally preparing myself for inevitable backlash to the newly revealed fact that I am indeed a geek who finds Big Bang Theory about as funny as a bot fly infection.
Last Updated: May 2, 2012