Extras! Here comes the Valkyrie, build a StarGate, Arnie in space, choke an Affleck, a merry Blade Runner Christmas and 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!



Extras-bullet-points-micro3 You may have noticed today that Gravity won all the awards in our rather prestigious best of 2013 list. One award it didn’t win though? Best actor, which went to Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips. And he can thank his luck stars that Arnold Scwarzenegger wasn’t;t in Gravity, because he would have lost the award sooner than you can say GAAARRRGGHHH AAARRGGHHAALL UUURRRGGHHHHLLLL!

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 According to this new trio of posters for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Electro also has the power to strike the exact same pose whenever he encounters arachnid-themed superheroes.

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Several publications and websites got a chance to visit the set of The Muppets Most Wanted recently, with our site getting passed over, most likely because Kermit once found Nick in bed with Miss Piggy and he happens to hold one hell of a grudge. There’ll be a new trailer up for the film tomorrow, so stay tuned into the site if you happen to dig seeing anthropomorphic animals get fisted in their fabric-holes.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Is it a boy demon or a girl demon? Only Zoe Saldana will know, as she’s signed on to birth out a role in Rosemary’s Baby, a remake of the 1969 Roman Polanski film that had one young lady questioning whether she had given birth to the spawn of Satan in an upmarket French apartment.

Either that, or the child inherited local customs pretty damn quickly after it was born.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Note to self: Never invite Sherlock Holmes to watch any TV show with you, as he’ll give away the ending like the self-absorbed smartass that he is.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Here’s a bunch of behind the scenes photos from the Edgar Wright directed film, The World’s End, which much like the film itself in South Africa, has never been seen by anyone.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 One of the up and coming directors in Hollywood, Mark Romanek, is getting behind the camera again. Variety reports that Romanek will direct Casey Affleck in “Boston Strangler, a film that follows a detective who happens to be part of a squad of cops assigned to track down and apprehend a serial killer who has choked out 13 victims so far. Apparently, the film will be similar in tone to dark crime films such as Seven and Zodiac.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 This is a video of Aaron Paul attending driving lessons for the upcoming Need For Speed film where shockingly, he doesn’t get penalised any points for not checking his mirrors every time he does a high speed pursuit.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Did you ever watch the live-action Tekken movie? Kervyn did that once, which resulted in him getting some emergency holes drilled into his head so that he could release the bad acting demons that had leaked from the movie and into his skull.

Apparently, only the good die young, because that bad, bad movie is getting a sequel of sorts, or a second chance. According to his official blog (via Kungfucinema.com), Kane “Ninja 2: Shadow of a tear” Kosugi will star in Tekken: A man called X that will serve as a prequel to the first film.

In one piece of fleetingly good news, Prachya “Ong Bak” Pinkaew was set to direct the movie in 2012 when it was still known as Tekken: Rise of a Tournament, but its unknown if he is still attached to the new project.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 As far as lady ass kickers go, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone more impressive than Jaime Alexanders Lady Sif from the recent Thor movies. She almost had some competition going into the sequel though, as concept art has revealed that the Odin-Son was almost joined in his battles by the Valkyrie known as Brunnhilde.

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Somebody call Django, he might have rescued the wrong Brunnhilde dammit!

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 In case you’ve been scratching an itch for more surreal dreams, white horses, Log Ladies and slices of cherry pie, then you might have to scratch harder. Fans have been demanding a sequel series to the cult classic David Lynch show Twin Peaks for years now, but according to the Guardian, it ain’t happening.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Ever wished that you could own a cool movie prop or two? Well with a little bit of hard work, you could build something just like I did, but on a much larger scale. Instructables has a nifty tutorial up on how to build your very own Stargate, that is bound to attract Kurt Russel to your property hoping for a cameo role in your fan sequel.


Extras-bullet-points-micro3 And to end today off, we’ve got the Blade Runner Holiday spectacular! The things I’ve seen man. Orson Welles massive guts in a Father Christmas costume, Darryl Hannah having no idea how to apply make-up and Chuck Norris kicking Replicant ass. All those moments will be lost in the YouTube stream.


Last Updated: January 9, 2014

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