Extras! Hughes the Force, Muppets director goes Zigzag, Jon Snow trains a villainous dragon, Angelina Jolie gets horny with some cows, Early reviews for Spider-Man are looking good, What David said to the Engineer, Abraham Linkin Park and Guess who's the highest paid "actress" in Hollywood? 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!

I wonder how long it took the guys over at Warner Bros to see the link (herp derp) between LINKIN Park and Abraham LINCOLN. I’m guessing no longer than it takes to cash a royalty cheque. The rock group has created a new music trailer – yes, music trailer – for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a film which I’m not only suddenly starting to look forward to, but which I still can’t believe actually got made.

And please, no “Linkin Park sucks” jokes. We keep the bad vampire humour for the Twilight articles, thank you very much.

The reviews for Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man are starting to come in, and thus far the consensus is that it’s a swinging success instead of a sticky mess. Praise has been almost universal for Andrew Garfield’s performance and Marc Webb’s vertigo inducing use of 3D.

I don’t tend to scare easily when it comes to films using shock tactics. This generally means that most horror flicks are a complete waste on me. Well, at least they would be if they weren’t populated by a lot of very well proportioned young ladies with an acute allergy to clothes and common sense. I’m not the only one to have noticed this though, which is why Horror-Movies.ca has put together this gallery of the Hottest Horror Movie Victims.

James Bobin, the director who revitalized The Muppets with their hilarious movie earlier this year, will be taking on the true life spy story Agent Zigzag, which deals with one of the most notorious double agents in WWII. All I’m asking for from this film is that at least one German officer does a maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh!

This is hands down the best viral poster released thus far for Total Recall.

Remember Jersey Shore Shark Attack? Of course you do. That’s a level of badness that you just never forget. Well, I’m sure that just like people driving by a horrific accident, after you saw that trailer, some of you had a morbid curiosity to watch the whole film. Well, I’m  happy to report that you can now save yourself the financial and psychological cost of years of corrective electro-shock therapy as the guys over at TV.com have kindly taken the bullet for us, by not only watching Jersey Shore Shark Attack, but also giving a rather in-depth write-up on it.

We’ve just about reached the mid-way point of the year, but just because we still have 6 more months of movie madness ahead of us, doesn’t mean that people like RopesOfSilicon can’t draw up an Early List of 2013 Best Supporting Actor Oscar Contenders. Premature congratulators.

The New Yorker has done a rather in-depth profile on Ben Stiller that makes for some interesting reading. But if stuff such as “paragraphs” are not quite your thing, then Vulture has come to your bullet-pointed rescue as they list 10 Things We Learned From The New Yorker’s Ben Stiller Profile.

Kit Harington, best known as the bastard Jon Snow in HBO’s Game of Thrones, has signed on for Dreamwork’s How To Train Your Dragon 2. He will reportedly voice the film’s as yet unknown villain. I love GoT and I loved the first How To Train Your Dragon so consider me rather satisfied right now.

Following on from yesterday’s fist promo pic, Collider has a collection of onset images for Disney’s Maleficent. And if you’ve ever had a fantasy where Angelina Jolie sprouts horns and then cavorts among some bovines while wearing fancy Jedi robes, then boy do I have a treat for you!

Big Brother is watching Noah Oppenheim, as Imagine Entertainment has tapped the writer to pen a new big screen adaptation of George Orwell’s seminal novel, 1984. The original dystopian piece of literature was an examination of the dangers of totalitarian governmental rule and the loss of freedom of speech. Seeing as how Oppenheim is currently busy turning Harry Houdini into some globe-trotting superspy/relic hunter, I have a feeling that this may suddenly contain a whole lot more explosions than Orwell imagined. Also, Channing Tatum and/or Megan Fox.

Life is unfair. If you’ve ever wanted more evidence to support that observation then look no further than this. Apparently, the trick to becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood is to try out this new experimental technique called “Not acting”. Just ask Twilight and Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart, who beat out the likes of such award winning talented actresses as Meryl Streep and Charlize Theron to claim the top female spot on Forbes’ List of Biggest Earners in Hollywood.

The 22-year old professional scowler (the youngest on the list) earned a whopping $34.5 million from May 2011 to May 2012. What’s even more surprising though, is that second place was occupied by Cameron Diaz whose profit sharing deal in the $216 million (what?!) grossing Bad Teacher (which only cost $20 million to make) ensured her a $34 million salary.

HitFix has 5 Suggestions To Save Adam Sandler’s Career. Strangely enough, none of them involve a balaclava and a swift kick to the crown jewels. Now that’s comedy.

Another day, another Prometheus mystery solved. This time it involves the English translation of a certain line of alien dialogue spoken by Michael Fassbender’s android David. In the film, the line is spoken without subtitles (purposefully left out by director Ridley Scott) but provokes such a strong response from another on-screen character, that it left many viewers dreaming up all kinds of crazy translations. But now Dr. Anil Biltoo of the SOAS Language Centre in London, who acted as the Linguistics expert on the production, has shared the actual translation with The Bioscopist (which is possibly the coolest name for a movie site, ever!)

And since I realize that some of you have probably still not seen the movie, I’m going to hide this SPOILER behind this handy wall of whiteness. For those of you who want to read on, just highlight the line below.

“This man is here because he does not want to die. He believes you can give him more life.”

Damn. And I here thought he said something about his mother’s pet cat.

John Hughes was a filmmaker whose films defined a generation. Star Wars was a film that defined a generation of virgins. Combine the two and you have something pretty cool, if you ask me. Hell, even if this fan-film sucked like a Pauly Shore film, I would still have posted it just for it’s puntastic title alone: Hughes the Force!

Last Updated: June 21, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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