Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!!!

Merry Christmas from The Last Stand 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Very Awesome Man of Steel Trailer!

After one awesome poster being released *not really*, they have given us one hell of a awesome trailer for Man of Steel. The trailer gives us a great feel for how the movie will be and all I can say is we are in for treat. I was very interested in this pic before with Zack Snyder directing and Chris Nolan producing*bow to them*, but after seeing this trailer, I can't wait to see it! Check it out for yourself and get some good shots of the bunch and Superman going supersonic and maybe a very brief shot at the villain.*cough General Zod cough*.

Man of Steel flies into theaters on June 14, 2013

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Theater List for Star Trek Into Darkness 9 Min Footage

This Week is huge for you Trekkers out there! Not only did we get a badass poster for it, we also got the epic announcement trailer! Well, now we get the list of theaters that will be playing the 9 minute footage for Star Trek Into Darkness that will be playing in IMAX 3D before the Hobbit. (It's gonna be a loooong movie night).

Holy Trekkie!! A theater close to me will actually be playing the footage! First time since The Dark Knight to do so. Thank You J.J. Your the best! Check out your state and see if one is close to you and if not just go back to crying in bed at night while cuddling closely with your Spock action figure. It's okay I promise *pat on back*.

Here is the very very long list

The extended preview of J. J. Abrams' STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS will debut in digital IMAX® 3D beginning December 14th. Check out the participating theatres below. 

Star Trek Into Darkness Announcement Trailer is EPIC!!

Star Trek Into Darkness looks more like it should be called Star Trek Into Epicness! This has to be one of the best (if not only) announcement trailers I've ever seen. We get to see so much stuff going on and see the villain! Is it KHAN??IS IT KHANNN??? No, I believe it isn't sorry fellow Trekkies. It could be him but the clues are not pointing towards him, but more towards Gary Mitchell. *sounds really not scary or bad guy sounding like blade, machete, slash, basically anything involving a knife*. Most of Trekkies are arguing over who the hell this villain can be and we get that name thrown around along with Garth of Izar, or Kirk's Brother from another timeline, or even Picard. Let's just say some of those sound really good but others uhmm not so much. Sorry Picard.

Here are the 2 trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness. The first is the official U.S. trailer while the other is the Japanese version with 14 extra seconds! They get everything good now *stop with hands crossed*. The extra 14 seconds gives Trekkies a familiar scene from Wrath of Khan.

Also, this is just a teaser for a trailer! How can they top this on Decemeber 17th and watch 9 I mean 9! minutes of footage in IMAX with the Hobbit at select locations. (in next article) 

U.S. Version 

Japanese Version (Bonus Footage/Scene) 

Live Long And Prosper!! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Dane DeHaan Cast to Play Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

It's Official! Dane DeHaan is set to star as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and it was announced officially by the director Marc Webb on twitter earlier after a few days of speculation and rumors. There was a short list of actors that were in the running and then some news that producers didn't like the casting ideas and wanted a more "athletic type" Harry. They did a great job on going with Dane. He was amazing earlier in the year with Chronicle. He has the attitude and friendship qualities to him to be amazing in the role. Good choice Marc!

This new additions to the cast are shaping up to be very good so far with Dane and even the odd choice of Jamie Foxx as Electro. I am very intrigued.

What do you think of this Harry? 

An Awesome New Star Trek Into Darkness Poster

Today is just full of poster getting released for next years big blockbusters and while the last one was a bit lackluster or unfinished feel to it (I won't say any names *cough* Superman *cough*), this Star Trek Into Darkness poster is very detailed and full of destruction! It reminds me of the posters for TDKR, but hey it was awesome so they can reuse it. It gives us many questions about what is going on because it appears to be taking place in London? I recognize that skyline anywhere *I really don't but someone told me and I shall trust that random person*. Check it out

Star Trek Into Darkness beams into theaters on May 17, 2013

New Man of Steel Poster is Instagram Good!

Warner Bros. promised a few weeks ago a new "Exclusive Reward" from Man of Steel when the home video release of The Dark Knight Rises hit. Well, it is here and its a new poster! I must say it's kind of a cool idea for a poster and kind of cool looking but come on Warner Bros. it looks like it was a screenshot of the trailer and put up on Instagram. I do however like that we aren't getting the usual heroic pose or flying shot of Superman.

Here is the new poster for Man of Steel flying into theaters on June 14, 2013

What do you think of it?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pacific Rim Viral Marketing Is Very Awesome with Kaiju Attack and Blueprints

I have seen some pretty awesome Viral Marketing in my day, since way back before Cloverfield or TDK, and Pacific Rim viral is starting up to a pretty good high and I sense it will only get better.

This week has been big for Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim. So here are all the biggest viral events this week starting with an  Kaiju Emergecy System Test and blueprints to a Jaeger (giant robot). Then earlier today another video, this time a news event story in the vein of Cloverfield was released showing our first look at the giant monsters Kaijus. Also, more blueprints of other Jaegers that are in russian and japanese (blueprints are great aren't they?) and a cool letter from the British Air Command.

Check it all out here with trailers and blue prints, oh and that letter. So much stuff to get through!

Here are all the gloriously blue Blueprints of the Giant Robots called Jaegers

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Who Knew? Gotham High Parody Trailer is Amazing

I've seen some pretty cool parody trailers, I've seen some pretty horrible parody trailers, but this parody trailer is pretty awesome! It is a bunch of high school movies starring, well all the big people that eventually went on to star in The Dark Knight Trilogy. I've never thought about how they all starred in high school themed movies before.

The trailer is so real like that people keep commenting asking if this is real, and I have to admit it looks legit, if I haven't seen all the original movies they took the scenes from. Also, make sure to see who the girl truly is at the end of the trailer. Pretty interesting little fact.

Here is the parody trailer for Gotham High which is not coming out in 2013.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Top 10 DC Comic Characters Deserving a TV Show

DC Comics is getting around pretty good these last couple of years with getting some truly great tv shows out there that have a strong fan base and great stories to tell. They just kicked off the newer series Arrow on CW and it is a surprise hit, being Green Arrow isn't a household name like Superman or Batman. So it gets you thinking what shows could they potentially develop that isn't based on the core characters of the universe (Superman, Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, etc…). Here is the list of some lesser known characters that deserve to have their own primetime showing on the small screen to get their story out there and told.

10. Grifter 

Cole Cash (Grifter) is a very cool person with a cool story. He is a little lesser known then the rest of the people on the list because he is fairly new and recently brought into the DC universe after Wildstorm went down the drain. He could be a great character for tv with his crazy action oriented life. He is on run from the government, the aliens that abducted him, and even his own brother who is tasked with finding him. 

9. Cyborg 

We have seen the funny Cyborg on Teen Titans before and love him, we seen him on Smallville played by the Famous Jet Jackson (anybody besides me love this tv show? come on)  but we need to see the badass Cyborg on the small screen. We need a sweet origins story and time to get to know him. His character is one with an odd beginning as a science experiment for his parents. 

8. Lobo 

Intergalactic Bounty hunter with attitude. Lobo is one cool dude that has one of the best sense of humors in DC and most badassness in the closets dimensions. He would be fantastic for having monsters of the week episodes of bounties. Just think of the possibilities. He made a brief appearance in the 90's Superman tv series and I will always have that memory close to my geek heart. 

7. Animal Man   

Buddy Baker is a great hero, family man, and deals with some scary stuff. He was never a big hero in the first 20 years of his existence, but with a big revamp in late 80's he became huge. He was an everyday man with a family. Animal Man could be a great tv series that deals with family drama and some great action and heroics. 

6. Jonah Hex

I'm quite honestly surprised that they have not tried to give this westerner his own tv series. He is perfect to compete against AMC shows like Hell on Wheels. Jonah Hex is a great character that has many layers under his skin. He is a great anti-hero that protect and avenges the innocent in the old west. Have a big baddie in a season and have some freak of the week episodes and perfect. 

Check out the Top 5 because they get way better 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mark Wahlberg Cast in Transformers 4 Now, Thanks Internet!

Well just thank you internet for getting Mark Wahlberg cast in Michael Bay's Transformers 4. It was rumored a few weeks ago that Mark Wahlberg was in talks to star in the fourth Transformers film. Then Michael Bay denied the rumors saying he was talking with Mark on a separate film because he had a lot of fun with him on Pain and Gain.

Earlier this week, Bay announced a little tease saying "Let's say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas…so I'm here to say thanks internet chatter."That was obviously a nod to Marky Mark and T4. Then he fully announced it with a brand new logo and saying "Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on 'Pain and Gain' and I'm so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers' legacy."

Here is the new logo

Monday, November 5, 2012

Editorial: Who Should Direct Star Wars: Episode 7?

Last week the huge news broke that Disney bought Lucasfilm from George Lucas and that Star Wars: Episode 7 will be happening very soon. 2015 to be exact! So with no director attached to the project ,after Lucas refuses to do anything, we have an opening that needs to be filled by someone with a true vision and can accomplish a great sic-fi opera film. So who could make the cut? Who has the guts to try ? Here is the short list of known directors I believe could take over the series and try to transform it into a new classic trilogy. Some of them are established in the sic-fi ranks, while some are a bit out there in style and emotion but could have the goods somewhere. Here is the list in no real particular order.

Jon Favreau 

Jon is one of the best men for the job for numerous reasons. He is a nerd with a sense of humor and vision of action and sic-fi. He is perfect for getting the tech and cgi looking amazing, all while being able to have great characters and development. He approached Iron Man with a vision and changed Marvel films for the best. He could very well make a character like Hans Solo come alive and have attitude. Already directed Ford before, again would be a no brainer. I am rooting for him to at least try and come up with a pitch to direct it. He has the goods. 

Matthew Vaughn

Vaughn is a more natural person for doing a fun role then some because he gets action, he gets humor, he gets awesomeness, most importantly he gets fans. He brought the world the legendary Kick-Ass and made it more mainstream for people and fans adored it just the same. He took over the reigns of X-Men from Bryan Singer and made a classic and one of best in series. If he took over for the Star Wars films he would be very conscious of what we want and what will be awesome on film. Expect great action and great characters. Also, I have big hunches he will be one of the finalist for the job because he recently backed out of X-Men and I wonder if this is the reason why? hmmmm. 

Neil Blomkamp 

This man is probably one of the biggest nerds making movies right now. I mean this guy spent years perfecting the Halo movie to be made and it got scrapped but that didn't stop him from making one hell of a good sic-fi movie with District 9. He works amazing with cgi effects and could bring the creatures and landscape to life with great direction no problem. He is a huge nerd and, even better, he is a true visionary. Expect big things from this man in the next few years with some original sic-fi films. 

Duncan Jones

To me, Jones is more like retro George Lucas than anyone else on this list because of his films to date. He is one of the only people making films to use models and they look damn good. Moon is one stunning film story and visually wise and reminds me how Lucas used to be back in beginnings with THX 1138 and Star Wars. Jones isn't very mainstream..yet, but he will make his mark soon and he could very well help bring Star Wars back to its roots of story and great practical effects with cgi mixed in.

Did I miss your vote for director? I have a few more names after the jump for you if your interested…

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jamie Foxx Might Be Electro in 'Spider-Man 2'?

Sony is setting up 'The Amazing Spider-man 2' pretty fast already. The first one isn't even out on video yet, but sources are reporting that Sony is in early talks to get the comedian Jamie Foxx to star as the baddie Electro. Little bit out there but I can see it working out.

The villain Electro hasn't made his way to the big screen..yet, while I would contribute it to him not being a famous known villain to modern fans maybe because of the uhmm lets say corny costume. Don't Get me wrong the guy is a major bad guy with gaining his powers to control electricity from getting struck by lightning. Pretty badass.

In the post-credit scene of The Amazing Spider-Man, Dr. Conners is visited by an unseen person asking if Peter found out the truth about his father. The really big easter egg in the scene may be the bad lightning happening in the background. Pretty big giveaway I would say.

Jamie Foxx seems to be more accepting of the rumors without saying they're false, but rather tweeting a pretty funny tweet that either makes him a) a funny sarcastic guy that goes along with rumors to make fans freakout about the tease or b) he is fully saying yes they are true. I'm leaning towards b for the time being but comedians are just that a funny guy.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween Everyone

We just wanted to say Happy Halloween everyone!!! 

Check out the cool Pumpkins We made this year. Mine (Benjamin) is Bane and I was shown up big time by my girlfriend Megan with Iron Man. I mean seriously look at that beast! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lucasfilm Getting Sold to Disney! Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015!!

Lucasfilm is getting sold to Disney!! *jaw dropped* Star Wars Episode 7 coming in 2015!?! *jaw hit the floor* I totally saw this coming guys…not really. I knew something big was going to happen with Lucasfilm soon, after George Lucas has been looking to secure a good future for his baby, but selling to Disney wasn't in my sights. It's a smart move on their part.

The whole press release is long and pretty awesome read but some highlights are:

Disney will buy Lucasfilm for a small price of $4.05 billion! Pocket change for the House of Mouse.

Current co-chairman Kathleen Kennedy will become President of Lucasfilm. Sorry George.

Disney will intrigate Star Wars into Disney theme parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Paris and Tokoyo. Pretty sweet! We can see Goofy and Chewie break it down in the park music show.

And lastly the little tidbit that Disney wants to release Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015!!! Not just one movie but release a new trilogy with films getting released every 2 years! It's all crazy I know it's freaking me out just a little..but pretty awesome to know George said he has story treatments for 7, 8, 9 and even farther in future. This man plans ahead. He realizes he created something bigger than him and it's so good to know he is fully aware of it and accepting enough to help with it. He will remain on hand during the film production as creative consultant/Yoda on shoulder.

A sad thing that was mentioned in a press conference is Indiana Jones will be put on ice for the near future with George saying they will concentrate on Star Wars franchise for time being. So no Dr. Jones going off getting into some trouble with some foreign nations bad guys over an artifact that belongs in a museum. *man cry*

Here is the full press release and videos of them discussing Star Wars future. (very informative) and next video is the signing of papers for the acquisition with a speech by Lucas before it. (pretty good too).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Matthew Vaughn Not Directing X-Men: Days of Future Past but Bryan Singer is in Running!

This news came to a shock to me that Vaughn is getting out of the directors chair for his sequel film X-Men: Days of Future Past. The good news is he will still be around as producer, even better news is X-Men 1 and 2 director Bryan Singer is on top of list of replacement directors!

It seems that Vaughn and Singer are pulling the old switch-a-roo on the production. Singer was producer of First Class and helped write the script for it, so he is no stranger to the prequels of his own films. I have faith in the decisions and hope Singer accepts because he will need a rebound good film after Jack The Giant Slayer (formally Killer) will be horrible. Just speculation but have you seen the trailer!? Lets all campaign for Bryan Singer to return to the series he helped make and make it better.

More news to come

Benjamin Myers 

New 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Trailer and Bad Poster

A new trailer and just horrendous poster for A Good Day to Die Hard is now online from sources iTunes Trailers and EW.

The trailer isn't horrible, but gives us some looks at the old McClane family having a great time together killing bad guys making jokes and not hugging it out. Also, I'm loving the horrible audio in beginning of trailer with them bleeping out the MotherF'r part (Yayy they allow him to say it!!). Still looks like a good movie though.

The poster on the other hand is just stupid. Yippee Ki-yay Mother Russia is a classic saying, I mean sounds fantastic. *sigh*. Just please don't allow him to say it in the movie…please.. I will walk out saying "Nope! Im done.)..

Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.

Here is the trailer and poster for A Good Day To Die Hard hitting theaters on February 13, 2013

Benjamin Myers

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

First Trailer for 'Iron Man 3' has Arrived

The trailer for Iron Man 3 has arrived as promised from Apple Trailers. My first reactions to it are holy cow! this is going to awesome! They went dark for the third time around and it fits nicely.

The trailer gives us so many clues to the plot and where the Marvel Cinematic Universe is heading for phase II. We get confirmation that it does take place after the event in The Avengers with hearing how what happened in New York affected him. Also, we see how Tony is breaking down and probably regretting unveiling who he is now. Good thinking Batman for staying hidden.

The next biggest question from the trailer for me is "will the Mandarin have ties to Captain America?!" watch the trailer below and when we see Ben Kingsley from behind we see the Captain America shield  tattooed to his back. Did he get drunk one night and do it? was it a dare? who knows?

Here is the trailer

Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3, 2013

Benjamin Myers 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Official 'Iron Man 3' Poster and Ben Kinglsley as Mandarin

This is going to be a big week for Marvel, especially Iron Man because we have been given an official poster for the film and a first creepy image of the big bad villain The Mandarin. Also, the best part is the  trailer gets released tomorrow!!

The first poster gives us a great look at armor trophy case I mean Hall of Armor. It looks pretty sweet and full of lots of Iron. It shall hold me up until the trailer premieres. 

New Iron Man 3 Movie Poster

An extra cool little tidbit given out today is the first image of Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin! He looks very creepy and great pube beard if i do say so myself. Put's my uncle Tommy to shame. Check it out 

Benjamin Myers 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Warner Bros. Want Justice League Film for 2015!

I have already said this news a few months ago when it was rumored Ben Affleck was directing the film. Well, after the big win of WB over the Superman creators family just the other day, we will get a Justice League film for sure.

LA Times said the studio wants to "accelerate development" of the film and get it into production and finished by next year (holy sh$% batman! that is not very much time). I mean they don't even have a director or producers hired yet! Maybe they meant film from 2013-2014 for release in 2015. More reasonable I would say. Also, rumors say the film would have Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern (with maybe more). I'm rooting for Green Arrow and Martian Manhunter.

This is still odd approach by WB not following in Marvel's steps of single films before the big united film and squaring off against The Avengers 2. WB plans to release Justice League first with rebooting Batman and hopefully Green Lantern in it and going into single films after. Maybe it will work ehhhh.

More to Come!

Benjamin Myers 

Ghostbusters 3 Shooting Summer 2013

I know after years of false starts and even with the optimism of Dan Aykroyd telling us it's happening any moment now, we would start getting use to dismissing all news about the sequel. Well, seems some big news has made it's way in open about if it will get made (without Bill Murray though, boooooo).

Deadline did a update on Ivan Reitman's football film 'Draft Day' getting tossed out by Paramount but threw in some tidbits about why the move came about.

They stated a reason is "Paramount chose not to make it in the small window that Reitman has before he is expected to finally get the long-gestating Ghostbusters reboot in front of the cameras next summer for Sony Pictures (sans Bill Murray)." There you have it folks. No football movie for a Ghostbusters sequel! Sounds perfect to me.

Now take this news lightly for now because of the previous false alarms and misquoted sayings. Lets hope though!!

Benjamin Myers 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Awesome 'Carrie' Teaser Trailer !

The first trailer for the remake of the classic film Carrie hit the web, actually looks pretty great! The film is for sure showing you they took the destruction aspect of the book to the full scale unlike the original. I love that they showed that just in the teaser trailer. Chloe is going to be amazing for the role and is really going to make a name for herself in near future, if not so already.

Carrie bloodies up the box office on March 15, 2013

Benjamin Myers 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NYCC: Bootlegged Evil Dead Trailer!

This past weekend I did a post on the Evil Dead Panel at NYCC and showed the official image from the film. Well…now the "Unoffical" bootlegged trailer that was shown at the panel is online! So watch it quick before its gone in the depths of the unknown of internet.

The trailer is very awesome and amazing looking (besides the quality of the film, I mean if your going to illegally steal footage you better record in good quality I mean come on dude..).

Here is the trailer for Evil Dead hitting theaters on April 12, 2013

Benjamin Myers 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ant-Man Gets A Release Date!!

Ant-Man was something that has been in the shadows of Marvel for sometime and we got a pretty sweet sneak at what was in the making at SDCC earlier this year. Well, Disney has made it official! The release date announced today and it's a little far away but close enough to still get all of us nerds going.

The release date is November 6, 2015!

The Avengers 2 will be released will hit theaters May 1, 2015. So a few months before.

The news is likely but I was/am hoping for him to be included in The Avengers 2 as a character but I guess a solo film after it will be a big winner too. I wonder if he will be cameoed or big player in The Avengers 2 or not at all. Who knows (Joss Whedon does that sly boy)? Nonetheless, I am very excited for this character And to see what the film will have in for us Phase III of the Marvel Universe!

Benjamin Myers 

NYCC: Agent Coulson Will Star in TV Series S.H.I.E.L.D !!

At NYCC this weekend, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb announced that Agent Phil Coulson will return but to the small screen in the live-action pilot 'Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D'! I'm excited! I thought we saw "SPOILER" end of him after he died in The Avengers "SPOILER" sorry if I hurt some of you but if you didn't see the movie yet its all your fault I ruined it just sayin.. anyways.

Clark Gregg made a surprise appreance that the panel to announce it with a video of Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige. The pilot will be co-written between the Joss and Jed Whedon.

Benjamin Myers

Sunday, October 14, 2012

NYCC: First Official Pic from Evil Dead Remake

The Evil Dead crew were at New York Comic-Con this weekend showing off the new reboot/remake and a lot of good things were said about it. They revealed a sweet creepy image of Henriette peering out of the basement hatch of the infamous cabin.

Also, the attendees were shown a special red band trailer of the remake that gave off a very familiar feel and updated feel at same time. They famous scenes with a possessed hand, raping tree, and the all famous chainsaw were included and given great applause. Pretty sweet sounding!

The Evil Dead gets released on April 12, 2013

Benjamin Myers

Friday, October 12, 2012

Let's Help Make The Goon Movie Happen!!

Kickstarter is something that is making Hollywood and Music Industries a run for it's money. I love the idea of the people helping the filmmakers get filmed produced or band produce their next album and get a sweet incentive for helping. Well, a very special Kickstarter campaign has started for a project I've love to see get made so lets help get this film funded. I've been waiting for this film to get made for over 2 years, I even posted trailer way back then!

The Goon is a project that has great potential for a film with some big players behind the camera helping get it made like David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac, The Social Network) is producing. That is awesome and maybe the best person to help guide it into getting made.

They are only asking for $400,000 to get this film a Story Reel (basically animated storyboard with the voices and sound effects) to show to hollywood people to get backing. I'm excited! Lets do this because after 1 day they already have over $70,000!

Here is the Kickstarter Video that explains it all along with some cool art and the original trailer posted a few years ago.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Arrow Pilot Review

 Arrow has been on my must-see list for a few months now, because we need a Smallville replacement. After watching the pilot, I think we have found a replacement that succeeds where we never expected in CW universes. Action and badassness.


Arrow is the story of Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow, oh I mean "Arrow". Everything has to be shortened down in todays world for some reason. Well, anyway the story is about Oliver's return after being presumed dead for 5 years, while actually being stranded on a island. He was a big billionaire playboy who was known just for that and seemed to be just that type of Dbag. Then the Island changes him over those 5 years to become something different, something noble, becoming a hero.

The pilot opened up with the very cool rescue of Ollie who looks like a younger Tom Hanks from Cast Away. We see right off the back the amazing skill this person has acquired physically, mentally and with a Bow. Yes the famous bow. He is rescued by some fisherman with a kind of bad monologue and heads back to Starling City.

I'll try to keep more vague with the plot points because I shouldn't have to explain much more than it's very very similar to the Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy. Billionaire Kid is presumed dead, comes back from dead, takes up the mantle of an unknown hero. Still in love with the girl they left behind. Even if this time she has a great reason for not wanting to be with him. Who in there right mind would sleep with girlfriends sister on a cruise with your dad?

Alright even though the two stories are very similar it works overly well for the tv series. This is basically the 2nd tier Batman, since CW always wanted to get Batman origins series. Good thinking guys because Green Arrow is an underused character that is very cool. I like the similar background to realism and origins with Batman world because they change things to make it standout in a good way.

One very different thing I love about the show that makes it different from Smallville or any Batman series. Arrow kills. It's very odd having a DC Comics hero that kills air on a national channel. Pretty awesome finding that out.

Arrow does have great perks with having an engaging plot that leaves you wanting more, pretty fantastic action not usually scene on CW, and a realistic world. These points make this show a must tune in every week to see what happens next.

You thought I was going to leave it with no mean words. Well, I have a few but I believe they can work it out in later episodes. The dialogue is pretty kiddish and not very well written. They need to bring in some better writers for later episodes. And I do like the Stephen Amell as Oliver, but he isn't the best actor and has the same face in a lot of shots that require emotion. He smiles almost and it kind of makes me mad. Just saying.

The plot points that were set up for later episodes are very intriguing and leave me wanting more. Also, the Lost-style flashbacks during the episodes are leaving vast space for later episodes and season ,even, to see what happened to him on that island that transformed him. I love it.

I have found my Smallville replacement!

Pilot episode gets a 


Benjamin Myers

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pixar Making Toy Story of Terror Tv Special

Pixar has made of few of these in the past, but this one could end up being my favorite one of all because it's Toy Story halloween themed. I see so much potential for great story and jokes. The official synopsis offers some really cool ideas that we will maybe have a psycho reference or two. I can live with that.

Here is synopsis and a temporary logo for the special

What starts out as a fun road trip for the "Toy Story" gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this "Toy Story of Terror."

No news on if Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will come back to voice Buzz Lightyear and Woody respectfully. I would imagine so since they have every film and short so far. More news to follow in future.

Benjamin Myers

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

First Trailer of The Lone Ranger with lots of Johnny Depp

The trailer is finally here for Gore Verbinksi's The Lone Ranger and it actually looks pretty descent. Actually shows some good footage of the cool style of film with main characters (or more of Johnny Depp than the main person). I have faith in the film, but we need more Lone Ranger Armie Hammer or as most know him as the rich twins from The Social Network. Here is trailer and synopsis.

“The Lone Ranger” is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption."

The Lone Ranger rides into theaters on July 3rd, 2013

Benjamin Myers

Iron Man 3 Trailer Coming October 23rd!!

Iron Man 3 is almost finished filming after some mishaps, but we will get a trailer for it soon! Well, it's a teaser trailer coming, but still exiting because it' not a trailer for a teaser trailer *hate those*. The teaser trailer is set to go live online at 12:01 am Tuesday, October 23. I'll be up and refreshing every second or not…sadly I will be Mughhgahhh (man cry).

Iron Man 3 will be heading to theaters on May 3rd, 2013

Benjamin Myers

First Look at Deadshot on The CW's Arrow

The CW is getting very close to premiering their return to DC Comics lore with Arrow. I will say I love the more gritty look that is coming up more and more with comic book shows and films. Arrow looks promising and I'm pretty interested in seeing how the villains will turnout being different looking than comics.

I am in a need for a Smallville replacement! So Wednesday October 10th can't get here soon enough.

Here is first look at Deadshot (Michael Rowe)

Benjamin Myers

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

First Look: The Dark Knight Trilogy Box Sets!

This is my holy grail of stuff I'm wanting for Christmas this year (besides a X-Files "I want to believe"  poster)! After I saw the different designs they are doing for The Dark Knight Rises release, I want them all!

The Dark Knight Rises will hit Blu-ray and DVD on December 3rd this year. Also, since we have the end of the trilogy, we will get a box set that is awesome in every way.

Check out all these images of the pretty amazing looking Broken Cowl set that will go nicely with my bat pod set, but the gem of the bunch is the box set case that incorporates the bat symbol in the atmosphere design of each film. Pretty spectacular. Check all of them out below.

The Dark Knight Rises (Blu-ray)

Broken Cowl Edition (My favorite) 

The Dark Knight Trilogy Box Set 

Benjamin Myers

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

First Official Pic of Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine!!

Hugh Jackman is a beast to say the least. The Wolverine has been in production for a little bit of time for now, but we are now getting our first official look at Hugh in his Wolverine glory. The hair is a little short, but we can work with that because just look at his physique! I'm pretty sure nobody wan't to mess with a guy that cut with big pointy claws.

The image is pretty cool to get a hint of Japanese atmosphere with background and color. This film is looked as a stand-alone film and not a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine (because it sucked so bad, I mean nice animated claws that makes Terminator 2 look like state of art *actually it does still I think* )

The Wolverine hitting theaters on July 26, 2013

Here is the pic

Benjamin Myers

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Collection Trailer and Cool Banner!

I am a really big fan of the first film The Collector because it is awesome crazy story to have a thief break into a house the same night a freak has made the house a looney toon style death trap in every room with the family stuck inside. Awesome. Well, This film is getting a sequel called The Collection (catchy, I know). The action looks great with some great set-ups and deaths to come, but maybe a little too similar to Saw. Maybe thats the plan to make a new franchise with it. I would love that!
Synopsis: When Elena’s (Emma Fitzpatrick) friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he’s transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Elena’s wealthy father (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh Stewart), the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through the gruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena. “The Collection,” directed by Marcus Dunstan and written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton, is a suspense horror film with nonstop thrills at every turn, starring Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises), Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network), and Christopher McDonald (Requiem for a Dream).
The Collection hits theaters on November 30th 

Benjamin Myers 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pacific Rim Is Getting Converted to 3D Against del Toro's Wishes

Yep, you heard that right. Pacific Rim is getting converted to 3D under Warner Bros. authority. This will come as a shock to most of you because we heard from the man himself, Guillermo del Toro, that he is against 3D in this film. He noticeably said it at SDCC earlier this year saying: 
“I didn’t want to make the movie 3D because when you have things that big, the thing that happens naturally is you’re looking at two buildings at 300 feet.  If you move, the buildings don’t go like this (moves his hands closer together), there’s no parallax.  They’re so big that you barely notice anything no matter how fast you’re moving, so to force the 3D effect on robots and monsters that are supposed to be that high, you’re making them miniaturized, you’re making them human-scale.  I knew that the 3D effect sounded like a great idea, but it was gonna be counter.”
So, unfortunately the studio will always get their way in the end to make more money. Since 3D cost more for a ticket it should be a bigger hit, especially overseas. This film is about giant robots and monsters fighting and set in some parts of Japan…big bucks to be made in the Asian markets.

The film will still be released in 2D along with 3D. So, hopefully del Toro works something out great to make the film work in 3D and still normal in 2D. I hate conversations that are horrible. Best of wishes to you del Toro.

What do you think about the change? Will you still see it?

Benjamin Myers 

Editorial: Top 8 Robert Downey, Jr. Films

Robert Downey, Jr. is an actor who has seen every aspect of Hollywood from being on the D-list all the way to a comeback to A-list where he belongs. Downey started his career a few decades ago as a child and grew more fame in 80's appearing as a distant "Brat Pack" member. He started to take a more serious tone in the early 90's with academy recognition. Although, his career hit a wall in mid 90's to early 00's with multiple personal problems that affected his career also. He fought to gain back that recognition he once had he overly succeeded at breaking though the wall. Here are his best works to date and notice that all appear after his comeback except one.

8.  Weird Science (1985)

This is back when Robert was still a kid doing the bully roles he is oh so good at. He was the perfect bully as Ian in Weird Science to Michael Anthony Hall and IIan Mitchell-Smith. He was funny and cool and a d-bag at same time. Even though his role was small and before his break-through he was memorable. This is the film that opened up the world to Robert Downey Jr.

7. A Scanner Darkly (2006) 

Here is another film that Downey was a supporting cast member and stole the show in the end. His character James Barris is really great at showing how he can be manipulative of others and not show it easily, while still being funny and personable. He has a scene where he buys a bike and that one scene is maybe the most memorable and funniest. If your a fan of Downey doing his whole rants and talking fast then this film is for you. 

6.  Sherlock Holmes (2009) 

Sherlock Holmes is Robert Downey Jr. plain and simple. This was not the Sherlock you have read for decades and always thought he was brilliant and without good humor or likability. This interpretation is brilliant with fantastic humor and he is lovable to all. How could Watson ever want to quit the team? The accent is dead on and Downey really does acting that isn't in his comfort zone. 

5. The Avengers (2012)

I know everyone is shocked that the 3rd highest grossing film of all-time and biggest nerd/geek movie ever is number 5 on the list. Here me out first on why this must be. Downey was a huge factor going into this film, even though he is a big part of it he isn't the biggest shining one. Bruce Banner stole the show and it was his time to shine. Tony had his moment a few years back. Stark was on his A-game the entire film and proved he was just as big a leader as Captain America. This is still the same Stark we saw in first Iron man (just a little more grown up) but still noteworthy to list in top 5 and for sure the top best of the year. 

You must see what the Top 4 Robert Downey, Jr. films are to be satisfied with the list

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rumor: Viggo Mortensen is Dr. Strange in Thor: The Dark World?!

The rumors for the next phase in Marvel films have finally hit and it's not the most far-out there idea. Most of the rumors I will talk about in years to come won't turn out real or pan out. Some get through the filter as real and happen. This rumor that Viggo Mortensen could take the mantle of Dr. Strange in Thor: The Dark World should be taken more seriously than others because of the source.

The source is (believe it or not but do) is a twitter feed by an person named Roger Wardell, who has confirmed some reliable information in past way before the official statement. So, I will take this rumor more seriously knowing that.

He tweeted:  "“Inside News: There’s something “Strange” about Thor: The Dark World" and in a separate text "“Inside News: Marvel is negotiations with Viggo Mortensen for an unspecified role in one of their Phase 2 films”"
So naturally, put the tweets together and boom a good casting call that does make sense. Take it as you will, but Dr. Strange is a bigger character in the universe and a script for a solo film has been in development for a few years now. A few domains have been bought in Strange's name a while back. He is coming sooner or later.

Friday, September 7, 2012

CW Developing Smallville-Style Wonder Woman Series 'Amazon'

Wonder Woman is trying very hard to get back in big leagues with Batman and Superman. We had a failed pilot for NBC last year, A script is in-development for a feature film and she will show up in the Justice League film in 2015. Well, folks she has been granted a new development treatment for The CW.

I made this so don't think it's official..I know its pretty legit looking too.
The CW and Warner Bros. Tv are developing a new tv series based around the earlier years/origins of Wonder Woman in the style of Smallville. The Series is called Amazon and has attached the great Allan Heinberg to helm the script and take it from there. Heinberg is ,possibly, the best person for the job, being a huge tv writer for female leads (The O.C., Gilmore Girls, and Grey's Anatomy) . Also he is a great comic book writer with works including Young Avengers, and, interesting enough, the Wonder Woman series. (Yep he knows his Amazonians well).

It should be noted that the series Amazon has not been picked up for production of the series, but it's only in developmental stages and hopefully gets a great script in and pilot filmed. I actually want to see this one.

Benjamin Myers 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Awesome: Assassin's Creed Meets Pakour in Real Life!

This is a pretty awesome fan-made video of Assassin's Creed (AC) being made in real life doing stunts from the game in a city and off of buildings doing the sensation pakour. (I guess that is all the games are really based around is parkour.) Check out Ronnie Shalvis playing AC's Alta├»r Ibn-La'Ahad doing scary and cool stunts in a city. Also, don't try this at home because he makes it look like its so easy and all of us normal people feel like we can do it too. Guess what? we can't heads up *saving your life right now you can thank me later*.

Check out the behind the scenes feature to see how they did it all and that beautiful CGI shot at beginning.

Benjamin Myers 

Finally.. 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Trailer

Seriously…I have been waiting over a year to see something just anything for this movie. Even becoming on my list of films to see for this year because I built it up in my mind as an awesome action flick with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton killing witches. I really want to believe this film will be action/comedy/horror all the way in the right ways..but I still have some faith in it after the trailer. The film will for sure have a b-movie feel to it with the overused one-liners and shots.

Also, the film really feels like a spin-off of Terry Gilliam's Brother Grimm with atmosphere, shots, humor, even Peter Stomare in it. I don't believe it to all be bad so lets give it a shot shall we. Here is the trailer for yourself and poster,

Catching up with Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) 15 years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. Over the years, the siblings became expert hunters, famous for their proficiency at tracking and taking down their prey. Although still recovering from their ordeal, their work is relatively easy as for an unknown reason harmful spells and curses do not work well against them.
The Mayor of Augsburg recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress (Famke Janssen) who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches’ gathering during the upcoming ‘Blood Moon’ night in two days time. To make things worse, the duo also has to deal with the brutal Sheriff Berringer (Peter Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters goes to theaters on January 11, 2013

Benjamin Myers

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Jim Carrey Officially Joins 'Kick-Ass 2' !!

After weeks of speculation, Legendary Jim Carrey has joined the already awesome cast of the anticipated sequel Kick-Ass 2 as Colonel Stars! I have been noticeably a huge fan of Carrey since I was 4. Every kid wanted the Ace Ventura doo right??….just me? So this casting is a big plus in my book with shooting of the film starting in like 5 days! 

The news came from the director himself on twitter when he tweeted: 
6 days till we start shooting… and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f’n then!
I think the Ace Ventura catchphrase really gets the casting across pretty well. Carrey will play Colonel Stars, who once was an enforcer for the Genovese family that survived the Big Daddy and Hit-Girl massacre in Kick-Ass (actually mentioned in film). Well, he decides to switch sides and be a good guy with fellow enforcer and brother Lieutenant Stripes. I can't wait to see this film come together.

Everyone is returning from first film including Nic Cage as Big Daddy. Along with new characters from comics including Doctor Gravity (Donald Faison), Javier (John Leguizamo), and rumored Insect Man and Night Bitch.

Kick-Ass 2 will hit theaters on June 28th, 2013

Benjamin Myers