Admit it, that's what you asked when you realized Zack Snyder wasn't directing the new 300 movie, being replaced by a relative unknown who had previously directed a Dennis Quaid comedy and multiple commercials.
As it turns out, the Israeli-born been on the shortlist for sequels for some time now, having at various points been in line to direct The Ring Two and A Good Day to Die Hard. It's a good thing he waited - we may never know how well he'd have followed in those particular franchise footsteps, but he suits the world of 300 to a tee. (When I gave him my assessment of the movie as a boner in cinematic form, he literally high-fived me.) This is a man who gets what he's making, and why.
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This week's episode features special guest "victim" Greg Jones Jr.
Title: "The Education of Hope Estheim" by Slayzer
Logline: Final Fantasy XIII's Fang comes upon a deeply ashamed Hope, bathing naked. She proceeds to seduce him in many different ways.
Acts Involved (Part 1 Only): Severe Catholic guilt syndrome, multiple erections, parents fucking as kid watches, vaginal sex, handjob
Participants: Hope, Hope's parents, Fang
The Live Reading...
After all the talk, I, like many of you, said I'd believe this movie was happening when I saw proof. Well...here it is. Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in living non-color. (Weirdest casting choice for the new film: Michael Clarke Duncan's character Manute is now played by Dennis Haysbert, apparently.
Yet somehow I doubt the race-specific concern-trolls will be out in force for that one. It would help if I hadn't confused my Dennises and thought of Farina.) If I'm not imagining it, these images look softer than before, as if trying to hide an age gap or something.
The biggest question now is: do you still care about Sin City? Or, perhaps, now that she has a post-baby bod to show off, will Jessica Alba finally do her stripper character justice with a fully faithful portrayal?
As one of two regular contributors to Topless Robot with a particular affinity for Japanese manga and anime, it might surprise some of you to know that, until last week, I had never - gasp! - visited the motherland. Yessir, I hadn't yet made the pilgrimage to Glorious Nippon!
And so, armed with a passport and a few thousand Yen, my girlfriend and I took the plunge and braved the twelve-hour international flight to the land of manga, robots, video games, and other things that make my nerd heart melt.
The dead of winter might not necessarily be the most optimal time to visit a northern continent, especially considering the fact that I live in Los Angeles where our concept of "cold" is anything below 70. Still, there are a lot of cool things you can only do in Japan in the winter, so here's 15 things to do, see, and check out in Japan!
Obviously, Prime gets a makeover, because this new poster is NOT what I'm talking about.
But in the trailer itself includes the classic, original toy-style vehicle mode. At least for one sequence. Arguably the most fan service we've gotten from Mr. Bay since he gave Megatron back his gun arm in the second movie.
For us...appropriately...it's Tuesday.
(Yes, I can see where you'd think I'm overdoing this reference. But this is actually a Street Fighter movie parody. It won't get MORE appropriate)
And Jeebus, Jean-Claude Van Damme will just do ANYTHING now, huh?
Zack Snyder may be the name you most associate with the 300 movies, but Kurt Johnstad is the guy who wrote both of them in collaboration with the director. A former assistant director and key grip, Johnstad has an unspecified but long-standing relationship with the military, and is also known for the "Navy SEALs playing themselves" movie Act of Valor.
Writers don't generally do the same amount of press as directors and actors, but on this day, Johnstad prepared himself for interview glory.
Tip of the hat to Gallen_Dugall for some of the question suggestions.
Via a non-embeddable trailer at Game Informer, and a DC All Access video that has apparently been removed by the user right after they sent me an email asking me to post it, comes a look at the new Arkham game, which initially seems to begin like The Dark Knight Rises, with an asthmatic, raspy metal voice I presume to be Bane and a crowded bridge. And in a touch I really wish had been left behind to the cinematic past, this Batman appears to have the magic disappearing black paint around his eyes.
(Andolini in comments below has posted an embeddable version, so just keep scrolling down to see)
Looks like a pretty epic scope, though. And you can drive the Batmobile...or play as Harley Quinn. Now, in TV news...