A theater display for Deadpool 2 has hit the web, and I'm not sure if it draws to an actual plot point of the film, or its just another weird piece of marketing. In either case it's funny to look at as Deadpool is riding a stuffed Unicorn that's sitting between his legs:
Despite rumors and whispers suggesting otherwise, Christopher Nolan is not going to direct Bond 25. The news came from the director himself (via i09) where Nolan said the following to those hoping he was secretly gearing up to join the franchise:
I won’t be the man. No, categorically…I think every time they hire a new director I’m rumored to be doing it.
I’d love to make a Bond film at some point and I think those producers – Barbara and Michael – they do a tremendous job and Sam Mendes has done a terrific job the last couple of films, so they don’t particularly need me.
The good news here is that Nolan is interested in doing a James Bond film at some point, but apparently, this upcoming film won't be his to tackle. Do you think the Bond franchise needs a Nolan influence?
As I've gone through my social media feeds, I've been surprised by how many people who claim to be "movie geeks" aren't excited to see Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One. I don't quite get it. Either they haven't read the book that the film is based on, or they had a childhood void of geek culture awesomeness.
If you're an avid reader of the site, then you already know how excited I am for this movie and how much this story resonates with me. Anyway, we've got a new promo spot for the film to check out below that offers a bit of new footage involving the T-Rex from Jurassic Park.
I've also included a couple new photos fromEmpire. One photo shows Steven Spielberg directing a scene with Ben Mendelsohn, who plays the villain, Nolan Sorrento, in the film. As you can see, he's logged into the OASIS.
The other photo gives us a look at Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) as James Halliday and Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible - Fallout) as Halliday's business partner Ogden Morrow. This is most likely a flashback scene showing the two characters in the process of creating the OASIS.
It's not much, but it's something for the fans to check out! If for some reason you aren't excited about this movie, I'm curious to know why.
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.
Players of the popular space exploration game Elite Dangerouswill be excited to hear that there is a new update coming to the game February 27th. The update, which will be free for all players, aims to improve several of the systems that the community has requested and enhance the playability of the game-play that already exists.
The first system to receive the new enhancements will be the crime and punishment system which will improve the response time of criminal activities making the galaxy more fair and competitive. The new Advanced Tactical Response will make it harder and harder for players that choose to live a pirates life and further hunt repeat offenders. As your notoriety levels increase so too will the consequences for illegal activities increase, hopefully making a more challenging experience for veteran pilots.
Also, it sounds like there will be new contacts for Elite Dangerous Horizons owners:
Starting February 27, new contacts will become available for Elite Dangerous Horizons owners as tech brokers, dealers of rare tools and technologies, give players a chance to acquire new items based on their personal narrative and experience. In addition, material traders will allow commanders to convert and exchange materials, making engineering and unlocking missions with tech brokers more accessible.
Beyond - Chapter One will also bring an abundance of improvements and updates, which will include the addition of a trade data overlay which will help commanders more easily find profitable trades in the Milky Way, changes to engineering which will include guaranteed improvements when crafting, and the mission reward system is receiving an overhaul.
Last but not least there is a new combat ship called "The Cheiftan", that has been built to help take down the new Thargoid threat.
You can watch the trailer here:
Still playing Elite Dangerous? If not is this enough to bring you back? I am super interested in seeing how the improved mechanics relate to playability. Though the game was fun after 20 or so hours I felt the gameplay was too repetitive. What are your thoughts? I would love to know!
Disney announced Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be available on Blu-Ray March 27, and will feature a whopping 14 deleted scenes from the film! That's a lot...like enough for there to be a Zack Snyder cut of this film, so I gotta wonder what these scenes feature that were ultimately dropped from the movie?
Here's the press release, which includes all of the details that you need to know:
Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi—the next action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga— Earned critical acclaim and the No. 1 spot atop 2017’s list of highest-grossing films. The visually stunning film welcomes the return of original characters, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO and further explores the deepening journey of the saga’s new members, Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren. Now families can bring home the movie digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 13, two weeks before the 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on March 27. This release also marks Disney’s first title available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in both Dolby Vision™ HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio, delivering consumers a transformative viewing experience.
Director Rian Johnson takes fans on an intimate journey into the creation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a feature-length documentary, explaining his unique interpretation of the Force, detailing the painstaking process of creating Snoke, and deconstructing action-packed scenes from the film such as the epic space battle and the final confrontation. Johnson also reveals two exclusive scenes, featuring Andy Serkis as Snoke prior to his digital makeover, as well as 14 never-before-seen deleted scenes, in addition to his audio commentary.
Bonus features include*:
The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
Balance of the Force - Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home viewing experience. The Multiscreen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition, including 4K Ultra HD disc with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Blu-ray disc, and a digital copy (where available). Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Dolby Atmos places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Together on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, viewers will practically feel the Force in their own home.
Aldo Jones has released another one of his "Weird Trailers", this time it's for Avengers: Infinity War and this thing goes beyond weird. This thing is ridiculously bonkers! It's loaded with crazy unusual and completely unexpected surprises. Tobey Maguire's version of Peter Parker plays a big role in this as he goes around bullying everyone. I think my favorite part is Mickey Mouse in the role of Thanos, but instead of collecting the Infinity Stones, he's collecting movie studios.
I don't know where Aldo Jones comes up with this ridiculous stuff. Does he drop acid before editing these things together?! Regardless of what his creative process is, this is very funny and I'm sure it will make some of you laugh. Enjoy!
The Sharknado franchise is about to take things to a whole new level of ridiculousness. Sharknado 6 will incorporate time travel into the story, and thanks to Bloody-Disgusting, we have a new synopsis to share with you from the European Film Market that gives you some more insight into the absurdity:
All is lost, or is it? Fin unlocks the time-traveling power of the SHARKNADOS in order to save the world and resurrect his family. In his quest, Fin fights Nazis, dinosaurs, knights, and even takes a ride on Noah’s Ark. This time, it’s not how to stop the sharknados, it’s when.
Wow... for any of you who actually watch these films, it sounds like you're in for something... special? I just can't believe that these films are still being made! I guess there's an audience out there that loves 'em.
Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and Cassie Scerbo will be reprising their roles in the upcoming sequel. What do you think about the time-traveling adventure direction that they are looking to take this sixth film in the franchise?
I remember when Nike released the Air Jordan show in the 80s. I was such a huge fan of Michael Jordan and I wanted a pair so bad! Of course, I never got a pair because my parents couldn't afford them. I used to go to the mall to look at the shoes and wish that I had a pair. I especially loved the color combo of red and black.
At the time, I was too young to realize how big of an impact these shoes were having on society. I just wanted to be a part of the Air Jordan club! These shoes helped lead the charge of a new cultural revolution. It bled into multiple aspects of pop culture like fashion, sports, music, and more.
Well, now there's a new documentary that's been made called Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 and it dives into the story behind the shoe and it's impact on society. The movie features interviews with Michael Jordan, Michael B. Jordan, Spike Lee, Lena Waithe, Anthony Anderson, DJ Khaled, and more.
The doc was written and directed by Dexton Deboree and it will be released on July 13th. Did you have a pair of Air Jordan's when you were growing up!?
ABC has released a trailer for a new Star Wars documentary that they will air called The Force of Sound and it dives into all the crazy cool sounds effects that were created for Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi. Even if you didn't like the story the movie told, you have to give credit to the talented individuals who worked on the technical aspects of the film like the visual effects and the sound.
The doc will take fans inside Skywalker Ranch where the secrets from director Rian Johnson and the Oscar-nominated sound department will be revealed.
The creative team at Lucasfilm have always pushed the boundaries in sound design. Some of the coolest sounds ever come from the Star Wars films! One of the most iconic is the sound of a lightsaber igniting. That's been burned into my memory ever since I saw my first Star Wars movie!
I do have to say that one of the coolest parts of The Last Jedi is a scene that didn't even include any sound. Remember when Admiral Holdo makes the jump to lightspeed and rips through the First Order fleet? That might be one of the most epic Star Wars scenes ever. The fact that cut the sound out for that moment made it even more powerful. That scene is actually highlighted in this trailer.
Mario has been an iconic character in the video game industry ever since he’s debut back in the 80’s. Now, Dark Horse Publishing, who has been successful with its The Legend of Zelda reference books, is now eyeing the Mario franchise as it plans to release a book chronicling 30 years of everything Mario in the Super Mario Encyclopedia.
The encyclopedia will cover everything there is to know about Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom. Dark Horse plans to look at every single Super Mario game from 1985 to 2015. Unfortunately, the latest entry in the franchise, Super Mario Odyssey was not able to make the cut, as it was just released last year.
The encyclopedia will chronicle enemies, level designs, known glitches, tips and tricks, and a guide to help players find all collectibles in the game including coins, stars, mushrooms, and many more. The book will be 256 pages thick, filled with the history of the franchise, that will definitely be a treat for fans of Mario and Nintendo alike.
The book is slated to be released on October 23 this year, with the standard edition priced at $39.99. Dark Horse has not announced any collector’s edition as of now, but given their video game publications in the past, it is only a matter of time before a fancier version of the encyclopedia will be announced.
What do you think of the Super Mario Encyclopedia? Do you have any interesting Mario trivia that not many people know of? Share your thoughts in the comments below.