Who knew that Mark Wahlberg and a CGI debauchery fueled foul mouthed Teddy Bear would make for one of the funniest movies in the last 10 years. I think we all expected crap from Seth McFarlane’s directorial debut in Ted, but it was ripe with wit, sophomoric charm, and boisterous laughter. It did run a little long and had a completely unnecessary side storyline with Giovanni Ribisi, but the ever good looking Mila Kunis and a special guest appearance from the Defender of the Earth Flash Gordon (Sam Jones) rounded out the raunchy film.
Seth MacFarlane‘s Ted 2 hits theaters June 26 with the writer/director reprising his performance capture role as the potty mouth, partying teddy bear alongside his “Thunder Buddy” John, played by Mark Wahlberg. The trailer for the sequel has just dropped, and it looks more of the same, which in some cases isn’t necessarily a bad thing. (more…)
Coming off the back of a cumulative worldwide total of just over a billion dollars, fuelled by the predictable ‘ending-that-screams-out-sequel’ fare, we were all expecting the announcement of a sequel to the critically panned, Transformers: Age of Extinction. It came as no surprise Paramount fast-tracked the follow-up to the Box Office behemoth, adding in a tentative 2016 release date for good measure. The business model is sound: you keep lapping up the goods; we’ll keep producing the material – in other words, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, a few questions still remain… and one of the big ‘uns is whether Michael Bay is returning to direct the follow-up. (more…)
By the looks of things Sony Pictures want to make a movie adaptation of the hit video game Uncharted with some scope and proper character development. They have hired Mark Boal, who has written scripts for The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, with the latter bagging him an Oscar. Previously Sony had the writer of the National Treasure movies, so it’s a step in the right direction and who knows, maybe this might actually be good, if they can find a leading protagonist who is willing to sign on the dotted line (Chris Pratt was offered the role but he turned it down). (more…)
The original “Six Million Dollar Man” was based on the book “Cyborg” by Martin Caidin, and starred Lee Majors as Austin, running for five seasons on ABC from 1974-1978 and spawning merchandise as well as the spin-off show “The Bionic Woman.” The powers that be have been trying to put together a Six Million Dollar Man movie for quite some time. Kevin Smith wrote a script for it back in the 90’s which he later turned into a comic book series The Bionic Man. The movie idea returned to the shelve until 2011 when Brian Singer and Leonardo DeCaprio were said to be in talks to direct and star, but as was the case before, no one could get the Six Million Dollar Man movie off the operating table.
Until now. (more…)
Hello prospective listener, thank you for your interest in the RadioBastard Podcast. Do you like Star Wars flashbacks, duplicitous robots, second hand LEGOS, living in a virtual world, 11 variations on a Boston accent, a little man with a big heart and the continued effort to keep Dan Harmon‘s pantry well stocked with the finest in name brand crackers? That’s fackin swell, because we’re talking all about those things and more on RadioBastard!
Also, do you like details? You’re in luck! Here’s something close to that… sort of! On the show this week, Jeremy, Jason and Blastr.com writer Matthew Jackson discuss: (more…)
Ohh the wonderful things you hear around the Internet water cooler on a slow news day. You never know where the next whopper that just might be true will come from. This time if involves our favorite talker to animals, Mark Wahlberg, and a classic 70’s television show The Six Million Dollar Man. (more…)
This far into the Transformer series of films by Michael Bay you know exactly what you’re going to get, so you’re either going to see Transformers: Age of Extinction and enjoy it, see it and hate watch it, or just ignore its passing and seeing something more engaging to your personal taste at the multiplex. If I could describe Age of Extinction in two words, they would be “too much,” too much exposition, too much action, too much plot, too much Bay-hem… And although it’s not as noticeable, too much silliness mixed in with all the hardcore action. In other words, it’s everything you like, or hate, already about Transformers films, just more of it. (more…)
The childlike wonder with which Mark Wahlberg delivers the declaration “GUYS, I THINK WE JUST FOUND A TRANSFORMER!” will go down in the annals of history as maybe one of the best line readings EVER. Despite having hated all of Michael Bay’s previous Transformers motion pictures, my ticket for Terry Hoytes v. Robots is 100% sold (fuck Batman v. Superman – this is the really real cinematic showdown). Now there’s an international trailer (complete with Chinese (?) subtitles) to sell the remaining few of you who weren’t already down with this clash of titans. (more…)
What the fuck is an Imagine Dragon anyway? Aren’t all dragons imaginary? What a redundant name for a band.
Sorry. I couldn’t help but vent there, as I honestly can’t fathom how these ‘musicians’ became popular. Now that they’re contributing their muzak-ready drivel to Transformers: Age of Extinction, I guess we can use them as a baseline for whether or not the person sitting next to you has taste that jives with the lowest common denominator. It’s kind of like that moment when emo music went totally mainstream via Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 and that awful Fantastic Four movie. From that day forward, if you listened to anything remotely resembling Dashboard Confessional or Taking Back Sunday, your taste was automatically “corporately influenced”. (more…)
There’s a new International trailer for Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction making the Internet rounds today with new, never before seen footage. It’s going to need it to draw any attention away from James Gunn‘s new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer that also hit the Internet today. (more…)