The Secret Life of Walter Mitty may be a work of art or a classic short story. But, Ben Stiller is treating it like a Michael Bay treatment in this trailer for his upcoming remake of the Danny Kaye movie. Neither film has anything to do with James Thurber's original short story as much as they like to think, but it doesn't hurt to pretend that they do.
We’re still awaiting the verdict on how Pacific Rim will do on home video, and whether this will help the movie finally make some money. There’s still hope there will eventually be a sequel, and it would be great to see Pacific Rim become a film series, even though giant robots beating the crap out of giant monsters is not a cheap proposition.
If there’s anything I really love about going to the movies, it’s the popcorn. No matter what brand I try elsewhere, I have yet to find any that replicates the kind I eat in the theaters. (BTW, for whatever it’s worth, I love it without butter, straight no chaser.)
Today is a day many horror fans have been dreading for a long time: The release date of the remake of Carrie. We at TGD are not fans of the endless conveyor belt of horror remakes, and we absolutely put Carrie in the category of, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Some time back on TGD, we wrote about diversity in comic books, especially considering The Falcon, an African-American superhero, will be in the next Captain America film. We at TGD are all for diversity in superheroes, and we welcome the news that Stan Lee has announced the world’s first Indian superhero, Chakra: The Invincible.
Although Kurt Cobain tragically took his own life nearly twenty years ago, you can still see Nirvana shirts and posters everywhere. We never expected the band to go forgotten, but considering the ultra short attention span people have with today’s pop culture, it’s nice to see that Nirvana’s music has lived on for another generation.
There was little doubt that The Walking Dead would have a big return this season, but it’s remarkable that it keeps getting bigger and stronger when it returns, unlike a zombie itself, which will continue to rot and grow progressively weaker as time goes in. In fact, the Walking Dead has broken yet another ratings record.
William Shatner has earned the right to say whatever he wants. The man was the original Captain Kirk, and he’s still going strong at 82. Now he wants to kiss and make up with JJ Abrams after allegedly saying some caustic comments about the new model Star Trek.
When Jack Nicholson played the Joker in the 1989 version of Batman, it was an obvious casting choice. He certainly looked the part, and it was the perfect vehicle for him to go wild onscreen. Yet now we’ve learned that Tim Burton had another actor in mind to play the legendary Batman villain, and it would have made a very interesting choice indeed.
A lot of shows aren’t brilliant right out of the gate. It can often take a while before a show settles into a comfortable rhythm. While SHIELD has gotten stellar ratings so far, some critics feel it hasn’t quite hit the mark just yet, and that there’s lots of room for improvement.
Damon Lindelof is the creator of Lost , and he’s also the screenwriter of Prometheus, and Star Trek Into Darkness. And after much deliberation, Lindelof has left the Twittersphere.
Look, I like Liam Neeson as much as the next guy so, I will see this just because it is him. But, that doesn't stop me from thinking that geezer action heroes are going to end up setting a very bad example for our seniors.
We know, we know, we hear you loud and clear. We know that many of you, ourselves included, aren’t nuts about Batman Vs Superman. In fact, it’s the current fanboy whipping boy, and it’s still a year and a half away from release.
We at TGD are amazed at how much love people still have for Ghostbusters. It’s coming up on three decades since the comedy came out in the summer of 1984 and became the hottest thing since sliced bread, and Dan Aykroyd has been trying hard to get a third Ghostbusters off the ground for years.
Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of stories being continued as graphic novels. There was a graphic novel prequel to Pacific Rim before the movie came out, and there’s also a new continuation of Firefly coming in comic form. Now The Six Million Dollar Man is coming back as a graphic novel, and we’re certain there’s tons of fans that will welcome it back with open arms.
Many fans loved Pacific Rim, but it still has a long way to go in terms of making its money back. Now you can help fix that problem, and potentially help get a sequel off the ground, by supporting Pacific Rim now that it’s available on DVD, BluRay, and VOD.
Being Madonna means you can do pretty much whatever you want, we got that. But it’s great to see that even the biggest stars in the world have to follow some rules, and the news spread all over the world that Madonna was kicked out of a movie screening at the Alamo Drafthouse for texting.
We geeks all remember when The X-Files was the hottest thing on TV, and it was one of those genre shows that managed to crossover to a lot of people, not just sci-fi fans. Producer Chris Carter, who created The X-Files, will soon be back on TV with The After, and there has also been some speculation lately, or at least wishful thinking, about a possible Files reunion.
With Halloween just around the corner, we’re seeing stories about horror movies everywhere, and you certainly can’t leave horror games out of the discussion. Zombie games started back with Resident Evil, and with today’s technology you can make a horror game just as scary as a film.
Ellen Page is the cute as a button star of Juno and Inception, and now she’s starring the game Beyond: Two Souls, along with Willem Dafoe. The game was so cinematic, a sneak preview even screened at the Tribeca Film Festival.