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My mom always said that honesty is the best policy, which is why I tell Darryn everyday that he is a dishevelled man-child who will never find true love. Clearly his mom never told him about this honesty deal, as he doesn’t seem to appreciate it. But I love my honesty, especially when it’s being directed at movies like Regu- sorry, I mean Iron Man 3.
Ek se mos f@#kken whoa! Roberto Orci is not a happy man. The Star Trek Into Darkness writer apparently got a bit upset at a recent article at Trek Movie which claimed that Start Trek is broken and offered suggestions on how to fix it.
“I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents. Makes it tough for some to listen, but since I am a loving parent, I read these comments without anger or resentment, no matter how misguided. Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of “broken.” And frankly, your tone and attidude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future. Sorry, Joseph. As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don’t. Respect all opinions, always, nonetheless.”
That’s not too bad, just sounds like a guy being protective of his product, right? But then when another other commenter weighed in, Orci asked him to then rather pitch his idea for a Star Trek sequel since he thought hey knew better. Instead of doing that, the commenter then started unfavourably comparing Into Darkness to Raider of the Lost Ark, much to Orci’s ire.
“Shitty Dodge. STID has infinitely more social commentary than Raiders in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend. You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the FUCKING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of shitty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: FUCK OFF!”
Yikes. He says a whole bunch of other stuff too, before finally calming down and apologizing for the whole tirade.
I dare you, I double dare you, motherf@#$er, to tell me that the make-up job done on Chris Eccleston’s Malekith in Thor: The Dark World is not simply superb. Just check out this newly released character poster for the film, and see if you can actually recognize that as the ol’ Doctor.
So you know how all those horny housewives got all upset the other day because they really didn’t want Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson as the leads in the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation? Yeah, well turns out that the studios didn’t want them either. Well, not initially. Or after that. Or even after a few more times. It’s been revealed that Ryan Gosling was actually first choice for the role of Christian Grey, but he turned it down. They then offered the role to Garret Hedlund, and British TV actor Christian Cooke, who all said no, before it ended with Hunnam. Johnson was also quite far down the list, below such names as Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Imogen Poots, Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Olsen, all of whom wanted nothing to do with it. Good for them.
Every Sam Raimi fan worth his/her salt knows about how he reuses his 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 in every movie he makes. Its not the only movie prop that gets reused though. Like how the mini-gun used to denude that jungle in Predator, is the the same mini-gun Arnie uses to lay waste to all those cop cars in Terminator 2. Didn’t know that, did you? Well, you can learn all about it, and much more in Total Film’s list of 30 Most Reused Movie Props.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Bros, have apparently tapped Hemlock Grove writers Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy to script “a contemporary re-imagining” of The Island of Dr Moreau, the classic sci-fi/horror novel from H.G. Wells. The story has been adapted to screen several times, but this time around the intention is to make “a sci-fi film with a topical ecological message.”
They’re going to make the animal men hippies, aren’t they? Ah well, can’t be worse than that Val Kilmer/Marlon Brando version from the mid-90’s, right?
Yes, this is the very same pic – the only one available, in fact – of Tom Hardy as the titular character in Mad Max: Fury Road that has been floating around the net for a while, but the one that was previously released was very small, and we like our res’s high around these parts. So thanks to AICN, we finally get an unpixelated look at the new Max Rockatansky.
Kevin Macdonald may have a thing for kings. He won acclaim for his film The Last King of Scotland, and now’s going to bring the life of another monarch to the screen. One who didn’t rearrange people’s limbs for fun though (luckily). MacDonald is set to direct Last Train to Memphis, an Elvis biopic being produced by Rolling Stones frontmouth Mick Jagger. John Fusco (Young Guns) is providing the script based on a book of the same name by Peter Guralnick, which “focuses on the years between Elvis’s first, earth-shattering recordings and his meteoric rise to national prominence in 1956”.
And now that the film has a director, producer and writer, all it needs is somebody to actually play the King, and that somebody could be you! They’ve unveiled a new website where hopeful actors can apply for the gig. So what are you waiting for? Put on your blue suede shoes and get all shook up!
Somebody made a $550 000 glow in the dark, Tron-styled Lamborghini Aventador. That same somebody then didn’t get it insured or get a licence resulting in it being seized by police.
“Yee-haw!”, “Giddy up, doggie!”, “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us, pardner!”… And that’s it. I’m all out of western colloquialisms. Maybe Tommy Lee Jones can teach me some more, as he’ll be writing and directing Cowboys, a remake of the 1972 John Wayne western. The original followed a rancher who has to train a group of boys to take his herd of cattle to market to avoid his farm going under, after his normal cattle drivers abandon him for the gold rush. It’s unknown whether Jones will star in the film as well.
So did you watch that Honest Trailer for Iron Man 3 up top? That Movie Voice Guy voice belongs to John Bailey. Wouldn’t it be cool if he could just follow you around and narrate your life? Well, yes it would be cool. And freaking hilarious. But probably not to you, as this amazing prank video demonstrates. Rated PG-13.
Last Updated: September 6, 2013