How Would Terry Gilliam Have Ended ‘Watchmen’?

- 02-27-14Comics, Film, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

 

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Zack Snyder‘s film adaptation of Alan Moore‘s hugely popular, critically acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen has no shortage of critics (including Moore himself….for the record, I personally loved it). Of the many aspects of the adaptation often derided, none receive more complaints than the way screenwriters David Hayter and Alex Tse handled the story’s apocalyptic climax.

Film producer Joel Silver once had plans to make a Watchmen adaptation–with Terry Gilliam at the helm–and few in Hollywood are more critical of Snyder’s film (sour grapes?).

Follow the jump, and read how Silver and Gilliam’s flick would have ended:

PS: If you haven’t read Moore’s graphic novel, or seen Snyder’s film–the following article WILL SPOIL THE ENDINGS to both (and shame on you, btw). (more…)

Could Introducing The Vision Help RDJ Leave the ‘Avengers’ Franchise Gracefully?

- 02-07-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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An interesting new fan theory seems to think it’s possible.

Buckle up, friends–this one’s gonna be a doozy!

(Remember–this is JUST a theory. It’s a fascinating notion, but not the words of anyone connected to Marvel or the Avengers films)  (more…)

For The Love of God, Someone STOP ‘The Expendabelles’!

- 02-06-14Film, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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Sweet Zombie Jesus! PLEASE tell me this is a practical joke. (the poster is fake, at least: it’s by tclarke597 of Deviantart.) Only the brave should follow me after the jump.
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Mattel VP Insists There’s Nothing Wrong With Barbie’s Unattainable Physique

- 02-03-14Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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Over the fifty-something years since her introduction, Mattel‘s flagship girl’s fashion doll, Barbie, has been the object of as much scorn and controversy as love and devotion. The perennial issue driving the anti-Barbie movement is her wildly unrealistic measurements and bodily proportions. It is believed by many (and apparently backed up by statistics) that Barbie’s impossible curves make her an inappropriate role model for little girls, and are also causing sales of the doll to plummet.

Well, a Mattel executive has decided to step into the arena and defend Barbie’s bod. (more…)

Hollywood Officially Out of Ideas – ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Movie In the Works

- 01-28-14Film, WTF? Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Yes, you read the headline correctly. They are indeed working on a movie based around the Choose Your Own Adventure books that some of you may remember from your childhood. And while the details are as of yet unknown, the project does have a scriptwriting team and a director almost ready to go. For all the details, scroll to page 2. To ignore this news, close browser. (more…)

PHOTO: Rumored “Bayturtles” Inspired Halloween Costume

- 01-22-14Film, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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No–this ain’t it… it doesn’t even look this good.

Follow me after the jump–if you dare… (more…)

‘Doomed!’: The Bizarre Tale of Roger Corman’s ‘Fantastic Four’

- 01-14-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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Thanks to the diligence of nerdom, occasionally productions that failed on a galactic level and NEVER should have seen the light of day again become classics. “Manos” The Hands Of Fate  and The Star Wars Holiday Special are good examples of this phenomenon.

Enter Roger Corman‘s production of  The Fantastic Four from 1994. If you’ve never heard of it, that’s because it was never officially released–in theatres or on video. Wouldja like to know why? Well, Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s “The Fantastic Four” is here to explain (trailer after the jump).  (more…)

Shia-Watch: What Will He Do Next? We Have a Theory

- 01-10-14WTF? Posted by JT Stevens

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Let’s face it, Shia LaBeof released fifty unstoppable megatons of the LaBeouf into the ether and we choked on it’s thick brilliance. Nice job planet earth, you saw a unicorn and because you didn’t understand its magic, you tried to snuff if out.

Shia has hung up his comb — no more Mutt Williams, no more bad British accents, no more aping on JC’s look, no more interesting penis shots. He was the very best of us who apparently smelled like the very worst of us.

He was a sky poet, a rebel, a dreamer, an amateur dentist, and an alleged wiener cousin to Brian Austin Green.

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Shia La Beouf Retires Over Twitter

- 01-10-14Film, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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That is, Shia LaBeouf retires by means of Twitter–not Shia La Beouf retires BECAUSE of Twitter…

Although, when you consider the things being said about the Transformers franchise star via social media lately, perhaps the latter interpretation is more apt than I thought (more after the jump).  (more…)

Iranian Vampire Westerns–International Cinema’s Newest Thing

- 01-10-14Film, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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Yes, “Iranian Vampire Western” is now more than just a really badass idea for a band name. Presenting: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night–Iranian director Ana Lily Amirpour‘s first film.

Stay tuned for the teaser trailer, poster and more–after the jump.  (more…)