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 this minimalistic and stylish poster for Quentin Tarantino’s new western, Django Unchained. While it tells us pretty much nothing about the film, I just adore the simplicity and evocative nature of the poster, and could easily see this hanging on my wall one day.
In Quentin Tarantino’s new spaghetti Western, the title character Django (Jamie Foxx) is a freed slave, who under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) becomes a badass bounty hunter himself. After assisting Waltz on taking down some bad guys for profit, he is in turn assisted by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). The film deals with racism, while it’s 100 percent pure popcorn and revenge flick, it takes on the evil slave owning south.
Newly crowned Spider-Man Andrew Garfield could find himself in a bit of an awkward situation with his bosses at Sony now that it has been revealed that he had purchased an illegal pirate copy of the first Tobey Maguire film before it had been released. The revelation came from an interview that the young British actor conducted with SFX magazine:
“I actually saw that first movie before it came out. I got a pirate (boot-leg) copy of it on Portobello Road (London) market because I was so excited to see it. I was blown away by it, and watched it with my friend Terry. We were quoting it to each other. I was pretending to be Toby and Terry said that I would never be able to be Spider-Man!”
Tsk tsk, Andrew. That’s no way for a superhero to act!
Here’s a first look at Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Serena, a film that I admittedly had no idea even existed until about an hour ago. But based on how impressed I was with Lawrence’s performance in everything she has ever been in, as well as the really crazy sounding synopsis, this one has just gone onto my “keep an eye on” list:
The film follows newlyweds George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence) who travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina where they begin to build a timber empire in 1929. Serena soon shows herself to be the equal of any man: overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. Together, this king and queen rule their dominion, killing or vanquishing all who stand in the way of their ambitions. But when Serena learns that she can never bear a child, she sets out to murder the woman who bore George a son before his marriage. And when she starts to suspect that George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons’ intense, passionate marriage begins to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.
I actually meant to post this yesterday but for some strange reason (I’m going with gremlins or voodoo or voodoo gremlins) it didn’t make it into the final article. Well, it’s here now so get ready for some galaxy-trotting talent show shenanigans with Star Wars Intergalactic Idol!
I fanboys needed another reason to drool over Scarlett Johansonn in her Black Widow outfit in The Avengers, it turns out that she wasn’t wearing any underwear for most of it. But not for the sexy reason you’re all dreaming up… it turns out that it was merely in an attempt to stay cool, as she revealed to Collider:
“It’s like 800 degrees in my costume… and it’s a unitard, and I have nothing underneath it!
“I’d say everybody has their own uncomfortable costume situation. We all have our various things that we have to do to get comfortable.
“Everybody looks so uncomfortable until the cameras are rolling and then we all look slick. Then ‘Cut!’ and we’re all like, ‘Arrrgh… God, this thing, get it off me, it’s awful!'”
JoBlo does a regular feature called Face-Off where they pit movies, actors or characters head to head to see who is better. The latest article pits loose-cannon cop Martin Riggs from Lethal Weapon against bare-footed chronologically and geographically challenged cop John McClane from Die Hard.
It’s the mullet vs the receding hairline! The bare ass vs the white vest! It’s a fight for the ages!
If you screech like 10 year old girl at a Jonas Brothers concert every time you’re faced with some creepy-crawlies, then this is definitely not the link you want to click on, seeing as Blastr lists the 19 Creepiest Monster Insects from TV and Film.
I’m not a cat person. At all. I’m pretty sure that they’re all plotting to kill me in my sleep. But the furry devils have somehow managed to convince the entire internet that they’re the greatest thing ever. And thus you get videos like this:
Speaking of things you find in abundance on the internet… Let me introduce you to some top shelf idiots. It turns out that there is a fair number of people, that after viewing James Cameron’s Titanic, made the gob-smacking discovery that the film is actually based on true events.
Sweet Odin’s testicles, people. Please give your kids books to read and keep them in school. We’re slowly killing ourselves with all this stupid.
And just like that, we’re all done for today.
Last Updated: April 12, 2012