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Extras! Meet a Tai Chi Hero, who wants to be a Chinese Transformers 4 actor, Doctors meet up, Harrison Ford hates Wookies and more!

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The Extras!

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 Behold Jamie Foxx as Electro, or as we like to call him, Blu-Ray! Amazing Spider-man 2 director is going in an interesting direction for this sequel, and that includes a villain who happens to be electric than a Rock Bottom done off of a power plant station. Here’s some electrifying footage of the man in blue.

He kinda looks like the kid from Powder. Quick, hug him!

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Cameron Diaz and the words sex tape in the same sentence? No, it’s not a dream! And it isn’t what you think either, so that space next to the Paris Hilton VHS on your shelf  will have to remain empty. Diaz will be teaming up with director Jake Kasdan again, for a film that deals with a “a married couple who take a night off from their kids and decide to spice up their love life by making a sex tape. When they wake up the next morning, the tape is missing, prompting them to figure out who took it and how to get it back.”

I swear it wasn’t me.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Now, if there’s one thing that I hate, it’s a teaser trailer for a trailer. That takes all the fun away from movie trailers, which I happen to consider to be an art form in themselves when well constructed. Trailers are meant to be spontaneous examples of a film that help sell the product, not chew-sized morsels of contents.

So here is the latest such attempt to build hype up for hype, as the following movie trailers now have release dates. Uuurghh.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Do you happen to get heart palpitations when well built men walk around in spandex during the middle of the day? Well then stop stalking me. Or don’t look at this picture of Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill showing off his super-swagger.

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3 The Dark Knight trilogy is over, Christopher Nolan has had his say and we’ve wrapped up another era in Batman movies. So it’s time to start fresh again. The trouble is, by now everyone is more than familiar with the caped crusader, and nobody wants to see yet another origin movie. Right Spidey?

Which is why Geeky Tyrant has a great idea as to which direction the next Batman films should go in next. Specifically a direction that is beyond any of the other ideas proposed thus far.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Here’s the first poster for the upcoming sequel to Tai Chi Zero, Tai Chi Hero. Man, my Tai Chi class was a joke. I couldn’t do any triple somersaults or defeat gigantic robots powered by magic after a month spent in a park with senior citizens. What a rip-off.


Extras-bullet-points-micro3 The Golden Globes, also known as that event that isn’t the Oscars, will be happening yet again next year. It’ll be the 71st such event, and you can expect to stay up late to watch it on January 12.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 I don’t what it is with Hollywood, and coming up with tween movies about a kid with kickass abilities that yearsn for a normal life. Hell, if I had such abilities, it would have the living hell that was high school for me a touch more bearable. And most likely bloodier. With that in mind, comes Barely Lethal, which will star True Grit’s Hailee Stanfield as “Megan, who is raised at a boarding school that trains children to be assassins. She has a quirky sense of humor but is clueless about normal life, so when she relocates to a small rural town she discovers dealing with high school is just as hard.”

This smells of Brett Ratner.

Looks like Tim Burton’s Pinocchio is finally moving forward, with Robert Downey Jr also involved. The thing is, Burton will msot likely produce the film, but won’t direct. But Downey Jr has an idea of who he would like to see make said movie about real boys and wood. His director from Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller, would be the right man for the job, according to the actor who never goes full retard.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 The dragon has awoken in the East, and Hollywood is beginning to realise that there is an opportunity to score some megabucks by appealing to Asian film fans. With that in mind, comes news that Transformers 4 is looking for some Chinese actors to appear in several important roles in the movie, but they aren’t going through agents for these auditions.

Instead, hopeful actors will have to pitch themselves on the originally titled Transformers 4 Chinese Actor Talent Search. Presumably, this will include hard luck sob stories like in all other reality shows, but hopefully with Michael Bay standing on the other end of the stage waiting to baysplode the hell out of such tropes.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Contrary to popular belief, when Time Lords meet, black holes the size of Belgium will not always appear. And on that bombshell, here’s Matt Smith and David Tennant in costume, together at last for the current filming of the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who.

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Zygon got back yo.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 And to end off the week, we’ve got none other than Harrison Ford in the house. Appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel show this week, Ford was naturally hesitant to talk about any Star Wars rumours, something that Kimmel told the crowd not to pursue. But after opening up the audience to an impromptu Q&A event with Ford, things quickly got nasty when an unexpected guest appeared.

He knows what he’s done. The sonnuvabitch. He knows.


Last Updated: April 19, 2013

One Comment

  1. That Harrison Ford clip had me laughing out loud in the office, and it brought tears to my eyes from laughter! Excellent clip!!


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