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.
You know what show could make for a really good video game? Supernatural. You could play as Dean or Sam Winchester, driving around the country in a badass Impala, stopping off in various small towns to battle demons, werewolves, shape-shifters and other creepy-crawlies. The show has an elaborate, twisty mythology, epic fight scenes and nine seasons-worth of crazy-ass monsters to choose from. But there is no Supernatural game, and as of this writing there's been no word that anybody is working on one.
Or how about Babylon 5, the classic, complex, cheap-o sci-fi saga celebrating its 20th anniversary this year? (I know. We are old.) Can you believe there has never been an official Babylon 5 game? The series ran for 5 very busy seasons, spawned spin-offs, TV movies, dozens of books and comics, and won shelves full of Hugos and Emmys. There's never been a Babylon 5 video game, though.
But hey, we did get a Grey's Anatomy game. Because somebody somewhere wanted to play that, I guess. Here's our list of some of the most unlikely games based on movies and TV shows. As you explore these bizarre games, remember: somebody made these instead of ever making a console title based on the Stargate TV franchise. (Three live-action series and a Saturday morning cartoon, and the best you're gonna get is some rinky-dink mobile game.)More >>
What it reveals, I don't know. Given Michael Bay logic, which by the third film became "anything can transform into anything," that could be Astrotrain or Rattrap in the background, though it probably isn't.
Anyone else think Mark could be holding an instrument, and is just about to bust out his version of "The Touch"?
Insert saber till it spurts
If a boner could become a movie, it would be 300: Rise of an Empire.
The prequel-sequel-sametimequel (is there a better word for that last one?) to the zeitgeist-defining cinematic adaptation of Frank Miller's homoerotic ragefest has more arcing blood-splatters than the last, more carnage, more battles, more abs, more gaps in logic, just more, more, MORE...in 3D Imax. Mind you, I never said this was a bad thing. This is Sparta, and tonight you dine on money-shots.
Nowadays, movie trailers are APPROVED FOR ALL AUDIENCES. Sometimes, the studios will get a little risque and toss a red band trailer with a few f-bombs at you. But back in the days of grindhouse horror, they didn't have to regulate a damn thing. (Which means that some of these contain nudity. They are clearly marked NSFW. This is your early warning.) This led to some of the most ridiculous trailers in cinema history.More >>