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!
If you didn’t watch the first season The Newsroom, you missed out on some damn fine television. Season 2 will soon be upon us, and the first two promo trailers for that. It’s all very musical and dialogue free, as it looks like writer Aaron Sorkin holding back the words so that he can continue trying to beat the record he set with The West Wing, for most number of amazing diatribes in a single series.
And now for the latest entry under the “Is Nothing Sacred?” header, classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz will be getting an IMAX 3D re-release to commemorate the film’s upcoming 75th Year Anniversary and subsequent release on Blu-Ray. The film will be getting a one week theatrical run from 20 September, before the 5-disc Blu-Ray box set drops on 1 October. Of course, this doesn’t apply to us South Africans, as we’d have to fly somewhere over the rainbow to get to the nearest IMAX cinema. Guess, I’m just going to have to make do with throwing water on Darryn and watching him melt.
I did a quick survey, and 10 out of 10 Kervyns agree that this The Walking Dead/The Muppets crossover t-shirt is surely the best thing you will see on the internet today.
When your last poster features Michelle Rodriguez packing some big guns surrounding by fiery explosions, there’s only one thing that can top it. Well, three things really: Sofia Vergara and her weapons of mass distraction.
Now that perennially pouty pirate lover Kiera Knightley is done walking Orlando Bloom’s plank, she’s looking to star opposite another pale, English actor. Knightley has apparently signed on to The Imitation Game, the Alan Turing biopic from Headhunters director Morten Tyldum, which will see Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role. Graham Moore’s script, which is based on Andrew Hodge’s biography “Alan Turing: The Enigma” topped last year’s acclaimed Black List, so this should be one to keep an eye on.
When I woke up this morning I totally wasn’t expecting to see pics of a barefoot Joaquin Phoenix in a straw hat with sideburns that would make Wolverine jealous, but here we are thanks to these new set pics from Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice.
I don’t know about you guys, but whenever the thought of an impending zombie apocalypse gets me down, there’s only one cure: British rock music. And boy oh boy, would you look at that. It’s seems that English Brit-Rock maestros Muse have gone and made a music video for World War Z titled “Isolated”, that is not only stuffed with a whole lot of new footage from the film, but will now also be stuck in your head until the zombies come to eat your brains! Rock on!
I’m pretty sure that there’s not a single [email protected]#$er reading this [email protected]#$ing site, that doesn’t know what Samuel L. Jackson’s favourite [email protected]#$ing word is. But I wonder how many of you know that Jackson actually says it to help him with a medical condition?
“Growing up a stuttering black kid in Tennessee in the fifties didn’t quite make me think I was going to end up in a place like this. [I got smarter] as revenge [on the bullies and learned] how to pretend to be other people who didn’t stutter.”
“I was the other day on the set of Captain America, and they said ‘Action!” and I said, ‘G-g-g-et …’ It was a G day. So I have my days. I have G days, I have P days, I have B days, I have S days, and I’m still stuttering. But I figured out a way to do it. And some days, the best thing for me to do is say my favorite word, and I get through it: ‘Motherfucker!'”
“I do that. Every day. I say it and it helps, like even if I just say it to myself, under my breath. I don’t stutter when I say that word.”
Well if there was any doubt to the enormity of Armie Hammer’s huevos, then this new featurette for The Lone Ranger should quickly rectify that. Remember that shot in the trailer where Hammer’s Ranger wakes up on top of this tiny rickety platform perched waaaaaaay up in the sky above a canyon? Yeah, Hammer really did that. No green screen, stunt double or harness. Just him and his apparently elephantine cojones.
Well, you got to give it up to Kristen Stewart. She sure knows how to pick a script, to suit her strengths. Her strengths being looking awkward and not smiling. Two things she’ll definitely be doing a lot of in her new movie Camp X-Ray, from first time writer/director Peter Sattler, which will see her as “a young soldier who escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn’t going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she’s sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years.”
Oh snap! Those folks from How It Should Have Ended are it again, and this time they’ve got Tony Stark’s latest cinematic adventure in their hilarious crosshairs. Seriously, as much I enjoyed the movie, this is just too damn funny/true to ignore.
Last Updated: June 5, 2013