Extras! Lord of the Rings Drinking Game, Uncle Owen ruins Star Wars, New 3 Stooges trailer is even less funny and the creepiest image you'll see all week!! 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 mentioned earlier today that I’m getting pretty excited for The Hunger Games. But apparently, I’m not excited enough. 400 Fans camped out overnight on a Los Angeles sidewalk to get the opportunity to possibly meet the stars of the film.

Speaking of fans taking a leave of absence from their mental faculties:

Director Jose Padhila’s Robocop remake has just recently got it’s lead in Joel Kinnaman, and now it’s also got its release date. It would seem that dead or alive we’re going with him on 9 August 2013.

With the impending release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, I’m sure that a number of you are going to be doing a marathon session of the previous Lord of the Rings films. Well, if you want to make your session just that much more exciting, then how about trying this LOTR drinking game courtesy of the talented Leah Bura. I have a feeling though that the next morning may find you draped over a toilet bowl, screeching like a Nazghul.

 Scientists over at the University of Sydney are currently working on a propulsion system that is effectively the Star Trek Warp Drive. Thus far, they have some rather startling discoveries:

“Any people at the destination would be gamma ray and high energy particle blasted into oblivion due to the extreme blueshifts for [forward] region particles.”

Damn limp-wristed sissy scientists. Don’t let a little thing like oblivion scare you off! We need this now!

There’s a new trailer out for the 3 Stooges, and somehow they have done the impossible by making it seem even less funny than before. Not even the inclusion of both Sofia Vegara and Kate Upton’s breasts can save this train wreck.

There have been many amazing films which has been lost due to the ravages of time. Some of them have been masterpieces. Well, i09 has a list of 24 films that you will never get to see, that may not be great cinema but are certainly very weird and unique.

You know what the best thing is to ever happen to Luke Skywalker? His Uncle Owen being killed and turned into human kindling! No, seriously:

If you’ve ever seen Ultimate Survivor, you would know how survival expert Bear Grylls often has to resort to eating/drinking the nastiest and most disgusting things just to stay alive. Everything from larvae pus-explosions, to old urine out of the skin of a dead snake, to water squeezed out of fresh elephant dung is on the menu. It’s a veritable cornucopia of urgh. What many people don’t know though, is that there is a very special rule on the show: Whatever Bear is forced to eat, the rest of the crew have to eat as well.

And that’s pretty much what this final entry in today’s Extras post is all about. If I had to stumble across this nightmare inducing merging of Steve Buscemi and Elijah Wood, then you can bet your bottom dollar that I’m going to make you experience the horror as well.

That’s it. That’s the all the internet I can handle for today. I think I’m going to go home and watch both Human Centipede movies back to back. Hopefully that will be enough to scour the memory of Buscemi-Wood from my brain!

Last Updated: March 13, 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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