A whole bunch of celebrities offer their opinion on the Batman/Superman divide...but that isn't what makes this an impressive act of nerdery. Nor is the fact that the interviewer managed to stay cool while sitting opposite NatKat, above.
No, here's the thing - interviews like this, you get a few minutes in the room with the talent, and it is strongly advised you stay on the topic of the movie at hand, though the savvy journo will generally use the very last question to ask about an upcoming project. So...going by the posters in the background, Total Film spent many months and multiple junkets to blow that final question on, "Who do you like better, Batman or Superman?", all in the service of making a video less than seven minutes long.
Also, considering White House Down is in the mix, they started doing this before the Batman vs. Superman movie was even announced...or #Batfleck.
The least you can do is give 'em a few minutes to watch it. Actually, that's not true - that's the almost-least, or metaphorical least. The actual least you can do is nothing it all...but to do that, you have to be dead. And I need you alive and reading.
Look, I can get as sick as you of people in fake-looking wigs trying to be "funny" versions of popular nerd-beloved characters. Probably sicker, since people send them to me all the time. But I'm truly happy for this Warp Zone Hobbit video, because...
(a) "Misty Mountains" is a good tune, and deserves to be sampled in hip-hop.
(b) Very few self-respecting rappers are going to bolster their cred with Hobbits.
The lyrics are amusing, but this is one spoof where I could actually just listen to the song for fun too.
I'm a little concerned that so many classic foes at once will lead to lazy writing - it's fitting that this is a Christmas special, because it feels like it might be spoiling a kid with too many presents. But it looks like the Time War is going to be explored some more, with the threat of another looming.
Enough said. Just watch. Tell me what you see in there.
That's not to say it isn't good - though that last bit with face-painted Caesar works a lot better in 3D. It's just to say that when I wait this long, I expect a tiny bit more.
At any rate, aside from replacing desert with rainy forests, it looks like we're following the original template somewhat - ape rebellion kicked off the apocalypse, virus continues it, then humans make war on themselves just as a kicker. I'm guessing Jason Clarke scored the John Connor role in the new Terminator based on playing another post-apocalypse leader here, because Hollywood is imaginative like that.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
As with the Sandy Hook video game, I imagine the very existence of this title will cause hackles to be insta-raised; the casual commentator will undoubtedly imagine some kind of "escape from Fukushima" scenario drawing cheap thrills from a real-life tragedy. And yes, as with the Sandy Hook game, people would be wrong - this is yet another example of using the game medium to subvert a player's expectations and get him or her to contemplate the reality.
It probably helps that half the royalties are going to tsunami victims. The Sandy Hook game dude probably should have thought of that - if his game hadn't been free.
Hannukah may be over, but there are still nine days until Christmas and ten to Kwanzaa, and if you don't have all of your gift items picked out by now, you should probably wrap it up soon. Luckily, in this competitive retail world we live in, rapid one-day processing and two day shipping is the norm, which means you still have time to place an order for that perfect item you've been searching for to finish up your holiday shopping. We scoured the Internet and found some items for everyone on your list, assuming that everyone on your list is some kind of geek, or has slightly geeky interests. Who knows, this may be the year you get them to go full geek - sometimes a little push is all they need!
[Editor's Note: Keep your eyes peeled, folks - we're giving away some of the items in this list! Look out for the ones that tell you to post a comment below to win. As with previous contests, you must be a registered commenter with email on your profile to win, and you get one comment, stating which item you want. Sharing the gift guide on Facebook and Twitter gets you one additional comment each. Giveaway ends Sunday at 11:59 pm.]
Evoking fond memories of the excellent Would You Rather, Cheap Thrills looks to once again merge the "I want to play a game" theme of Saw with the "rich people are douchey parasites" premise of Wolf of Wall Street. Adding fuel to the fire is the casting of David Koechner and Sara Paxton as a couple - the sort of coupling we imagine could only happen if Koechner's character were a super-rich a-hole (which isn't true, but like bulls and red flags, it's a trope).
In another reversal, the couple are not the victims but the victimizers, playing dangerous games with their money and a couple of unstable drinkers they meet in a bar.
I'm told by reliable sources that this is the sort of thing I will like. So far, so good.
If you were expecting a Disney film to paint a dark picture of the company's familiar founder in his making of Mary Poppins, you're probably the sort who goes to the latest Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married sequel expecting a ringing endorsement of divorce and Satanism. They're simply not going to show Walt saying, "Hey, kikey Jew boy, you're a Commie rat and I'm gonna nail ya, see?" And for some, anything less than that will come as a disappointment, but this is a film in which Disney's corporate policy against the depiction of smoking means that Walt's habit can only be hinted at through wheezing and one conspicuous bit of butt-stubbing. We can argue whether he was in the right in his arguments with Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers or not, though if you're going to try to argue that the final product Disney made is a bad film, I shall politely laugh and walk away.
monty56 Here's hoping they're better than these ones.
Is your Joss stick getting hard yet? Funko, the company primarily known for those stylized bobbleheads with the black circular eyes and square-ish noggins (and trans-license coverage second to none except maybe Minimates, because stylized figures don't require likeness rights), is getting into the action figure game.
Having purchase the ReAction figure concept - which saw Alien figures like the ones Kenner planned in
19079 1979 finally get made - from Super7, Funko is expanding it into other licenses, and first up is TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Using all the demographic information available to them via multiple episodes of Robot Chicken and the Internet, Funko has clearly concluded that Buffy fans are the perfect demographic to pay full price for soft sculpts and little articulation, provided you remind them of their childhood in some way.
For the rest of us, who like the advancements in toy sculpts and articulation, the "Legacy" series is boasting that it'll be akin to Star Wars Black, with premium detail. and poseability. The first property to get that treatment? Firefly.
Fantastic Mr. Fox movie figures were promised previously, but no word on which style they'll be. I hope this isn't a case of Shocker Toys syndrome, promising too much that doesn't quite happen.
Because if this actually works, we could be looking at a new figure golden age. Complete with endless stupid variants, of course.
via Poe Ghostal