The whole Sharknado phenomenon that happened earlier this year was really hilarious. It’s amazing that a silly, low budget movie on the Syfy Channel could become a Twitter phenomenon, and a household joke, overnight. It also brought back the era of giant animal and insect movies that had been going since the ‘50’s.
No, this isn’t a new reality show in the works, this is another Star Wars rumor going around right now. It’s apparently about a secret casting call where the powers that be may be looking for, you guessed it, the next Chewbacca.
Long time readers of TGD know we love games and the gaming world, which is why we were sad to learn about the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi, the big cheese in charge of Nintendo, who was largely credited for leading the company to glory.
Why is it so many shows end on such a bad note? Remember how terrible the ending of Seinfeld was? How about Cheers? St Elsewhere? And what about one of the absolute worst, and most frustrating, series endings ever, The Sopranos? Not to mention the shows we loved that went downhill, and never returned to their once great standards, like L.A. Law?
We recently reported here on TGD that while Firefly may not be back on TV any time soon, it will be returning as a graphic novel. This could be a great way to keep the Browncoat army happy, and we’ve been seeing several geek properties, like Pacific Rim, X-Files, an Frascape, that are continuing their stories through graphic novels.
Any movie that has Charlie Sheen as the President and Mel Gibson as the villain…well, at least they got the second part right. We’re obviously talking about Machete Kills, which also features Sofia Vergara with a machine gun bra.
We’d like to preface this story by saying we don’t personally believe it, and it could have been floated out there by the studio in the hopes of turning fanboy hate around. That said, let’s continue…
The video game market has been bouncing back, big time, and with its strong return, we’ve been hoping there could be a good video game movie one of these days. Not only are Ubisoft developing a series of game movie adaptations in house, but the World of Warcraft movie is also swiftly coming together, with Colin Farrell in the lead.
The Avengers spin-off, S.H.I.E.L.D., is nearly upon on us, making its big debut on September 24, and now apparently the reviews are in. Let’s cut to the chase here…does the show deliver or not?
Even if you know nothing about camera work, you probably know what lens flare is, especially if you’re a Star Trek fan. Essentially it’s the light bouncing off the lens, and there’s nobody who’s used it more than JJ Abrams, to the point where there was even a parody on YouTube called Lens Flare the Movie.
Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood history. His track record includes Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, The Rock, Armageddon, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and many other huge blockbusters. (Not to mention he reinvented himself with CSI on television.) But Bruckheimer’s hit a cold streak lately, and after many years of hits, he’s lost his deal with Disney.
As a little kid growing up in the ‘70’s, I can remember seeing TV commercials for Stephen King’s novels, when he was starting to become “a brand.” You bought a Stephen King novel, you knew what you were going to get.
When you’re in a band as big as Metallica, you’re not used to being told no. But that’s what they were told when they wanted to use tesla coils onstage, because it was just too dangerous.
Bong Joon-Ha, the Korean director, has given us Mother, The Host and now, Snowpiercer. The concept art for this movie blew us away. The cast includes Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tidla Swinton, Alison Pill and Octavia Spencer. The most recent trailer makes the far reaching concept look pretty exciting. Could this be the first breakthrough for one of the talents of the recent wave of Korean film maestros?
This could be the best cannibal movie since Silence of the Lambs. We kid you not. Okay, so the trailer has us hooked, but if the movie is half as good, we can put to rest the horror that was The Hills Have Eyes remake and enjoy our census takers with fava beans and nice bottle of Chianti.
There’s not much to talk about with Star Wars at the moment. Actually, we’re sure there’s lots to talk about, but it has to be top secret. Secrecy is always a must with JJ Abrams, and this being Star Wars, things are going to have to be guarded like missile launch codes.
We at TGD have followed the development of Star Trek Into Darkness for several years, from the movie finally getting the green light, to the release date and beyond. We’ve seen a lot of Trek haters out there, and we’ve seen the public quickly turn on a lot of movies, but that didn’t stop Into Darkness from topping the home entertainment charts at #1.
It shouldn’t be too big of a surprise that GTA V made more than many of the blockbuster movies this summer. Even if this hadn’t been a hard summer for movies where so many flicks tanked, the gaming industry often makes more money than Hollywood, and this is no exception.
Robert Rodriguez made a bucket load of cash on his Spy Kids movies. This ain't anything like them. And yes, that teaser image is Alexa Vega, one of those pesky kids all grown up. Did we mention the fact that Carlos Estevez (Charlie Sheen) plays the President of the United States!
Ubisoft is making a big effort to turn video game movies around. Comic book movies took a big turn for the better years back with X-Men, but video game movies still haven’t made a similar turn around.