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!
We kick off today with a bit of geek wishful thinking. With the recent resurgence of the Star Trek brand thanks to JJ Abrams’ 2009 movie reboot, then are a few people that shown interest in producing a TV series based on the new universe. Bryan Fuller, one of the leads behind series Heroes and Pushing Daisies, and director Bryan Singer (Usual Suspects, X-Men, X2) have both been showing an interest lately, and Fuller spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the possibility of it happening:
Bryan and I are big fans of Trek and have discussed a take on what we would do, and we would love to do it. I don’t think anything is going to happen in any official capacity until after the next movie comes out. And I’m sure it would be wisely under J.J. Abrams’ purview of what happens. He’s the guardian of Trek right now.
This has nothing to do with anything current news, but sometimes you need to just post stuff because it’s so flipping cool. Courtesy of Shawn Levy’s Tumblr stream comes this cinematic gem:
Oh and if you do not know the men in the pic above, or which movie it comes from then I don’t how to break this to you, but we can no longer be friends.
California based Gallery 1998 is holding an Avengers themed art exhibition. Damn you, Americans. You have no idea how lucky you are.
If you’ve been losing your mind with anticipation for the moment that they officially announce a Kick-Ass 2, then you’ll be happy to know that you’re not alone. Christopher “McLovin” Mintz-Plasse, one of the stars of the original film, is just as hopeful:
Also, the fact that you’ve been losing your mind over a make-believe may have contributed to you being alone. Just saying.
Suddenly my home theatre setup at home feels woefully inadequate. Guess, I now need to explain to the missus why I am drilling holes in the roof.
In honour of last week’s Cannabis culture holiday, Complex takes a look at the 15 Hottest Stoner Girls in Movies and TV.
You’re welcome, guys.
I got nothin’…
Screenrant takes a look at 11 Movie Characters That Guys Want To Think Like. Forget thinking like him, I just wanna be able to pull off the no-shoes with a wife-beater look like John McClane.
The Independent Film Festival is just about to kick off over in Boston, Massachusetts, and /Film’s David Chen lists their 5 Movies at IFF 2012 That He’s Looking Forward to the Most.
If you watched The Artist and loved it’s technical throwback to Hollywood’s silent era, then today’s short film is going to leave you speechless. Get it? Silent films… Speechless?… Anyway… Some of you might wonder how a filmmaker can improve on that. Well for director Joseph Ernst it was simple: Get an actual hand-cranked camera from the 1920’s. The result is Londoners, a short look at the common British people, through an anachronistic lens:
For more info on the process that Ernst used, as well as that one time he made a movie by sticking a camera down somebody’s esophagus and recording everything they swallowed (really!), you can check out the full article over on Wired.
Last Updated: April 24, 2012