Misc. Movie Trifecta: World War Z, Elysium, The Hunger Games

? You know, the World War Z movie has been off and on so many times that I actually forgot to mention that it started filming a while ago, with Brad Pitt as the journalist who travels around the world hearing people’s zombie war stories. It wasn’t malicious; I guess I just thought that it would somehow be put on hiatus again. Anyways, the film now has a release date of December 21st, 2012. Best Christmas movie ever? Very possibly.

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?? Neil Blomkamp — the director of the fun but really not all that amazing District 9 — is making his next sci-fi flick Elysium, starring Matt Damon as some kind of cyborg, I guess? Anyways, that’s a pic of Matt Damon as some kind of cyborg. I… huh. Cyborgs in the future look a lot shittier than I thought they would.

? I don’t have a news tidbit on The Hunger Games, I only have a question: What the fuck is it? Is it genuinely nerdy, or is it nerdy like Twilight, which take a traditionally nerdy concept and reinterprets it for an utterly non-nerdy audience? Should I be covering it on TR? Do I need to read the books? Is it awful? It’s awful, isn’t it?