The toys were supposed to be under embargo for a little longer, pending a big reveal in Entertainment Weekly (I think), but Mowry, writer of IDW's Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, found an early release of Jakks Pacific's 40-inch (head-to-tail tip) toy and couldn't wait to share, posting this on Facebook.
It looks a lot better than most of Jakks' giant-scale toys, mainly because Godzilla is supposed to be huge. And apparently they're out there now, so start looking!
We expect popular sci-fi or horror manga to get adapted. Less so Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiin Da Ga, the kind of manga about a high-school girl who wakes up one day wearing a magic chastity belt, possessed by a ghost who wants to make her have sex with her stepbrother enough times to fully power said belt and send the spirit to Heaven. (Methinks somebody misread their scripture.)
Now that you know the story, you won't need to understand the trailer. And maybe you won't want to. But remember the title for your next game of charades...More >>
If this picture alone doesn't sell you, we'll just never understand each other.
If the title of Journey to the West doesn't ring a bell with western audiences, it may be because we're more familiar with the 1942 abridged translation Monkey, which in turn spawned an amazingly good-bad '70s TV series that was dubbed into English by the BBC with "oriental" accents so over the top they'd make a Neimodian blush. Nonetheless, if you know the legend of the Monkey King, you have some idea what to expect, though Stephen Chow's movie version is a little different than most. In this one, the characters known to UK viewers of a certain age as Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy are all evil demons rather than heroes, and sought after by various demon hunters looking to make their fortune.
There's your dame to kill for, right there.
Also, the trailer has a trailer, in the form of a non-skippable preview from the From Dusk Till Dawn series tacked on the beginning. I have to say, both worry me a bit, as they seem to have that Robert Rodriguez "I did this fast and I think you can't tell it was on the cheap, but really you can" look. Given how long it took to make another Sin City, you'd hope a rushed look wouldn't be the issue.More >>
That last one which focused on the puppet-makers while playing "They've Got the Whole World in Their Hands" really started to piss me off after a while, by being both inappropriately religious (from BOTH sides of the spiritual aisle) and not focusing on the actual film. Mercifully, this new trailer for the stop-motion adventure about a boy adopted by trolls emphasizes madcap action, and features Cee-Lo Green covering Elvis. All of which makes up for a multitude of sins.
Though if we're pilfering the pop past, there is a more obvious and awesome choice they've overlooked...More >>
"Journey to the West" feels like an overly ordinary title for a film that is anything but. Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle's Stephen Chow has hardly made the story of immigration that the words might suggest, instead giving us a loose adaptation of the Chinese legend of the Monkey King, and one Buddhist's battle to protect his village against three demons.
In a TR-exclusive clip, you're going to get a look at what happens when one of those demons confronts the Monkey King. Let's just say that pain is a-foot.More >>
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.More >>
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?More >>
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.More >>
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.