It seems to be effectively crashing YouTube at any given moment - took me several browsers and sites to finally see the thing, and even then, I feel like I need to see it bigger and sharper. This a teaser that starts out looking like every semi-futuristic actioner ever, then about halfway through, goes "Fuck you, sanity - here's a planet with multiple rings in different directions, here are some seahorse men, there are a million other worlds you didn't know about, and you'll be goddamn lucky if we even start explaining all this in a way you can figure out."
In other words, I'm totally sold. But then I kinda liked Cloud Atlas, so who knows.
Summer movie trailers already. It's on.
This is a pretty big deal - as anyone who has followed Alien collectibles over the years knows, John Hurt doesn't tend to sign off on his likeness (most Kane figures have been facehugger-on for that reason). But since you can't be a Doctor nowadays without signing off on a toy, here's his new figure, and a solid piece of custom fodder, made easier by the fact that his head is removable so that you can swap it out for Paul McGann's if you prefer.
Bonus: it is indeed in the original 5-inch scale and not the new 3-3/4 one they've been moving to to keep costs down, so he will be compatible in displays with your older Doctors, or Rose.
Now, gentlemen (and ladies)...start your Spaceballs figures!
Probably needless to say, they obliged - this is a new clip from the documentary about the founding of Image comics, with Liefeld providing impersonations of McFarlane and others, as they both discuss their memories of how things went down. (I wish he'd slow down and focus on one impersonation at a time - the guy also does a mean Alan Moore, though you don't see that one here.)
It's too bad they didn't let these guys handle the drawings used to illustrate the anecdotes - the way McFarlane describes himself here, I half-imagine him gritting his teeth like Badrock as he envisions massive shoulder pads and a room-filling cape flowing behind him.
You can download the movie now, while DVDs will be available next month. I look forward to the inevitable fan edits.
If this can be made on almost no budget, Dimension has definitely been doing the sequels wrong.
Director Mike Le Han's most prominent directorial credits are on various UK true-crime reconstruction shows. With the aid of concept artist Paul Gerrard (Wrath of the Titans, Seventh Son) he has done one hell of a lot more than simply reconstructing Clive Barker's world. Think Hellraiser meets Silent Hill meets whatever other Japanese video games have depicted Hell over the years.
Since this was put together, Barker himself got the go-ahead to write a new script, so the odds of this particular version happening are slim. But what could have been is fascinating - and suggests a lot of potential even if the Weinsteins don't go super huge with the funding.
Didn't you always suspect Benedict Cumberbatch was a time lord? Sherlock in the modern day, Khan thawed out too soon...he doesn't like to obey the rules of time or space. Bake a cake...Tom Baker...scarves...Colin Baker...Baker Street...it all makes sense now.
Just don't ask why Sherlock voices a dragon who tries to eat Watson in that new Peter Jackson movie, because fanfics are already going to have a field day with that.
Some of the best reader submissions from the Weekend Open Thread.
It's a Patrick Swayze Christmas! (SlyDante777)
I guess in advance of the imminent reveal of a brand new trailer, they figured it was time at last to stop pulling this one down. Most of you have probably seen it already, but in case you didn't - it is a proof-of-concept teaser made before any of the movie itself was shot, and is NOT what was shown at Comic-Con this past summer, where footage was revealed of Bryan Cranston and crab-like monsters.
I found it on a Chinese site - linked to by Legendary, so presumably they endorse it - that, once you put it through the Google translator, reveals where you're likely to see that new trailer appear first.
Fans of gothic TV horror have been undergoing a bit of a Golden Age this season. The Vampire Diaries has spun off a sequel, The Originals; American Horror Story: Coven is constantly finding new ways to creep us out; Dracula is attempting a comeback in the form of the Jonathan Rhys Meyers drama; Grimm continues to deliver Germanic-flavored were-beast crime drama; and The Following is prepping a second season of adventures for its Poe-worshipping cult of serial killers.
But one of the breakout hits of this season has been Sleepy Hollow, the new series on Fox inspired by Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and its many adaptations. Comparisons to shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer are to be expected, as the show follows a small group as they deal with the demonic goings-on in their hometown, which is gearing up for an apocalypse. But while comparisons in quality would be premature (and highly debatable), the show is actually highly entertaining, sufficiently creepy and intermittently funny enough to make room for in your TV-watching schedule. With the first season approaching the midway point, and Season 2 greenlit, now's as good a time as any to check it out. Here are ten reasons why you should.
Did you know St. Nicholas was the patron saint of pawnbrokers? You'd never know it by the way he lets stuff go for free.
Just in case anyone was wondering.
But I don't think they're dumb enough to make Mutt Williams and the Tantrum of Doom as their next film. And judging by the reactions to Harrison Ford's last outing, there's a good chance they could say screw it and reboot.
So what next? Will future incarnations of Indy feature the Disney castle dissolving into similarly shaped scenery? Will they keep Ford and continue the trend of making the movies reflect the decade in which they're set...and have Dr. Jones at a '60s beach party? Or how about standalone films - I think literally the only one I'd like to see is Mola Ram Rising, but if I have to put up with The Sallah Chronicles to get that, I will.
How about you?