Extras! Early buzz on Pixar's Brave, Ian McShane finds some Cuban Fury, Charlize Theron pulls a Britney, Colin Farrell is a Dead Man Down, A Bad Robot hunts some Nazis, Harry Potter gets all magical and Marlon Wayans is a Smart Ass? 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!

Despite me not being the biggest fan of his work, we start off today with a wonderful animated homage to the filmography of Tim Burton.

Here’s a new synopsis for Marlon Wayans’ new film Smart Ass, which is a spoof of found footage horror films a la Paranormal Activity. Oh and don’t be fooled by the presence of the word “Smart” in the title.

“From the creators of Scary Movie comes another hilarious horror spoof, a parody of the Paranormal Activity franchise. When newlyweds Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) move into their dream house, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, but his wife that is possessed with spirits – or as Malcolm calls it – “relationship baggage.” Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghost busters to rid her of the demon, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his marriage… or his sex life for that matter.”

It seems I’m not the only person bothered with all the departure of mental faculty moments in Ridley Scott’s latest, as Film School Rejects list The 10 Stupidest Crew Mistakes in Prometheus.

Universal have won their court case against Asylum Entertainment to have their Battleship knockoff movie American Battleship renamed to American Warship.

Check out this first look at Neca’s line of action figures for Prometheus. Give me one of the engineer in full garb in that pilot chair, and I’ll be sold in a heartbeat.

Here’s a first albeit very tiny look at Collin Farrel in Niels Arden “I made the first Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Oplev’s Dead Man Down.

And because it’s rude to just give you a tiny Irishman (which, despite how it sounds, is totally not a dirty phrase), here’s the first synopsis for the film as well:

Following the cinematic phenomenon “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” acclaimed filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev and brooding beauty Noomi Rapace reunite for another thrilling tale of vengeance. Colin Farrell joins the prestigious team as brave enforcer Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City. He seeks to avenge the death of his wife and daughter caused by his boss. When his employer is threatened by a mysterious killer, Victor also becomes detective. Victor is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a victim turned avenger whose intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis. From producer Neal Moritz (The Fast and the Furious franchise, I Am Legend) and Joel Wyman (Fringe, Keen Eddie) comes a triumphant action thriller, a powerful portrait of the relationship between two people caught in the crosshairs of revenge.

BrainPickings has a look at 100 Ideas That Changed Cinema. No, Michael Bay, slow motion explosions or Megan Fox’s stomach is not one of them.

If you just cannot wait for the release of Anchorman 2 any more, then don’t worry, you can calm yourself down in the mean time by licking Ron Burgundy’s head.

Slashfilm’s roundup of early buzz on Pixar’s Brave seems pretty good thus far, calling it “the birth of a new Disney princess”. Birth scenes? Is that really appropriate to show to kids? Oh, wait….

Contrary to popular opinion, Charlize Theron is not suddenly embracing her Benoni roots. In preparation for her role in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, the young actress has shaved off all her normal blonde locks.

With recent news that both World War Z and G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been pushed back to next year, i09 asks What Does It Mean When A Movie Gets Massively Delayed? Er… We buy our tickets later?

Ian McShane is set to join Nick Frost’s salsa dancing comedy Cuban Fury as a flamboyant dance instructor. Al Swearengen all in ruffles and sequins shouting at people? Oh hell yeah, I’d pay to see that.

If you like the magicky stuff in Harry Potter, then this clip is just for you. It’s a supercut of nothing but all the spells used in all 8 of the films:

With all of Apple’s announcements at WWDC yesterday, Film School Rejects takes a look at How iOS 6 Will Make Going To The Movies Easier. No, it does not co-ordinate meetups at trendy coffee shops better.

I grew up in a time when most action heroes appeared to always be smuggling bowling balls under their skin, but you don’t see that too often anymore, which is why What Culture asks Whatever Happened To The Muscular Action Hero?

JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot have teamed up with Paramount to option writer Patrick Aison’s script Wunderkind. The action thriller sees two Nazi hunters in the 1970’s, one from the CIA and one from Israel’s Mossad Intellignce Service, who have to reluctantly team up once their paths intertwine. I expect hijinks to ensue, it always does when Nazis are involved. OK maybe not that one time.

And we end off today with a video of Bill Murray, just being effing Bill Murray like nobody else can.

Last Updated: June 12, 2012

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