Before we get too far I will let you know this clip has one darn, spoilery ending. That being said, I don’t believe it’ll ruin the movie for you – otherwise, why release it? – and it’s likely this event won’t play out as we’re led to believe. It’s my understanding Cloud Atlas is throwing the accepted rules of a narrative’s flow out the window.
Still, here at the risk of a slight spoiler? Good for you, watch away,
Now tell me what the fuck is going on!? Intrigued me they have, but I really hope this flick isn’t too ambitious for its britches. I did like Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, which this reminds me a lot of, so maybe I’ll love Cloud Atlas and everyone else will hate it. That’s what happened with The Fountain, anyhow.
And…it hardly looks like anime. At least to me, and I’m no expert but nothing here pops to me with the style and expected tropes of an anime property. Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, a collaboration between EA and Funimation, is CG animation as opposed to cell and that could very well be the reason for the non-anime feel. Regardless, the action looks great and like any Dragon Age property as long as they tell a compelling story with plenty of blood-spraying, hack ‘n’ slash fighting, I’m in.
Take a look at the preview below as well as some interviews with some people involved with the project. Sorry I’m not up on my Japanese or I might know who these folks are but I’m sure they worked really hard and are totally proud of the movie.
So, we’ve got some video games, a web series and now an anime set in the world of Ferelden. Do you think a live-action film could be down the road?
‘Tis the season for Tim Burton. I don’t believe any other modern filmmaker has associated themselves so well with Halloween without ever making a horror movie. Unless you count Planet of the Apes, which was pretty horrific. Burton’s creepy yet still lovable style perfectly exemplifies what kids love about Halloween, it’s scary but not “OHMYGODWHEREDIDTHATBLOODYDUDEWITHTHECHAINSAWCOMEFROM” scary.
So, it seems only appropriate as we near this year’s All Hallow’s Eve we get our first sneak peak at Tim Burton’s feature length remake of Frankenweenie. You’re probably familiar with his 1984 short of the same name, the one that apparently got him fired as a Disney animator (which is even weirder because this Frankenweenie is being released by Disney. WTF?).
Frankenweenie is the tale of a young boy, Victor, whose dog, Sparky, is killed in an accident and the grief stricken boy brings him back to life with the power of science. Mad science. The kind involving telsa coils and neck bolts.
What d’ya think? I’m excited for Burton to be working with stop-motion again. Of course, I don’t think anything will ever be as marvelous as The Nightmare Before Christmas, but Corpse Bride was pretty good. Maybe getting to rework an earlier project, one he must have great affection for, will give us the great Tim Burton flick we’ve been missing lately.
It may seem silly how much we fans gripe about the costumes our heroes wear. I mean, look at all the outrage Wonder Woman’s recent costume changes caused. But what these characters wear is an important part of their appeal, it’s how we identify them. Who would Batman be without cape and cowl? Is Spider-Man the same if you can see his face?
So when the first images of Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises were released and she was only in a generic, skin tight, leather body suit, well, it was a little underwhelming. We all thought Anne Hathaway looked damn fine, but it didn’t feel like Catwoman. There wasn’t anything cat-like to the costume at all.
Then Ms. Hathaway shot us all down telling us we’d only seen a fraction of what the suit can do. And the pictures released today prove that, those nifty goggles do become cat ears. Hooray! She is Catwoman. Now I can no longer bitch and moan about not seeing anything catty on her costume and we can get back to what’s important. How damn fine she looks in the skin tight, leather cat suit. Mrowr!
Check out the gallery below for our first glimpse of the complete Catwoman suit.
There’s also a bit of video which might reveal some hints into the Bat/Cat relationship in Christopher Nolan‘s finale. At about the 25 second mark you’ll see Batman hug Catwoman before he runs off into the Batwing, so maybe they’re not at odds in this film like we originally thought. Of course, after the titillating ending of this week’s Catwoman #1, I think the movie has a lot to live up to.
As if you didn’t need another reason to watch the season four opener of Breaking Bad on AMC (sure, it’s not “geek” but it’s damn good television), the cable network has announced that fans of their blockbuster zombie apocalypse drama, The Walking Dead, will be able to get a sneak peak at the forthcoming second season at some point during the Breaking Bad premiere on Sunday July 17th. When it premiered last Halloween, The Walking Dead became an instant hit and was the most watched drama series in basic cable history among adults 18-49.
Not much is known about the second season of The Walking Dead, but the rumour is that most of the season will take place at Herschel’s Farm, a highly significant location to those familiar with the original comic book series created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Scott Wilson has been cast as Herschel Greene, along with Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, and character actor Pruitt Taylor Vince as Otis. Shooting on the second season began on June 1st, and is expected to premiere this coming Halloween on AMC. Executive Producer and showrunner Frank Darabont is guiding the new season, which will feature all of the first season’s survivors.
So what will we see in this sneak peak? AMC was less than forthcoming in its blog post. Perhaps some plot exposition? A bit of character interaction? A lot of zombie gore? Hopefully, it will be a bit more than recycled footage from season one.
And by all means, stick around for the whole episode of Breaking Bad, which stars Bryan Cranston as a high school chemistry teacher that starts manufacturing meth in order to secure the financial security of his family, only to inadvertently fall deeper into the New Mexico underworld. It will forever shatter the illusion of Cranston as Malcolm in the Middle’s dad.
Entertainment Weekly posted an exclusive video today, a behind-the-scenes sneak peak into the Gringotts break-in scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
We get to see clips of the Trio breaking into Gringotts, the Wizarding bank. Helena Bonham Carter playing Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix is pretty hilarious. They talk a bit about all the work that goes into getting the goblin actors ready for the shoot. It’s all pretty fuckin’ exciting! Only about 2 weeks left!
Obviously, if you’re not cool with spoilers, don’t watch the video.
Captain Jack Harkness is finally returning to television. He’s been long absent with no appearance in Doctor Who since Matt Smith stepped out of the Tardis and his own series, Torchwood has been off air since Children on Earth in 2009. The surviving members of the team, Captain Jack (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) return July 8th with Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz.
With this eagerly awaited premiere all most here Starz has released an awesome 11-minute preview. Including great action, touching moments and tons of drama (as well as an odd intense, movie trailer voice over) this teaser has everything to bring you up to speed with the Torchwood team. Having made the switch to Starz for U.S. viewers, Miracle Day is presented as a good jumping on point for series n00bs and this sneak peak fills you in on Jack and Gwen if they’re unfamiliar. Of course, fans know the real skinny on Jack because, sadly, this promo leaves the fun parts of his history out. Which is kind of surprising, since one, the show is on Starz and two, sex sells.
Joining Barrowman and Myles are “CIA agent Rex Matheson (played by ER‘s Mekhi Phifer), his partner Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins), Dr. Vera Juarez (Arlene Tur), convicted killer Osward Danes (Bill Pullman) and Jilly Kitzinger (Lauren Ambrose).”
Watch the 11-minute sneak peak below and let us know how excited you are for Torchwood to return. Has the wait been worth it?
There is so much awesome on the geek horizon at the moment it’s hard to keep your head on straight. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 opens July 15th, The Walking Dead Season 2 premieres this October and Green Lantern: The Animates Series begins end of 2011. And today we’ve got a preview for each one. You’ve hit clip jackpot.
It’s less than a month now until Harry’s last adventure and who else is getting chills? Every clip and trailer I see only gets me more pumped for what looks like one hell of an epic showdown. This latest TV spot will only amplify your excitement. Remember the snippet of wizard fighting we saw in the fifth film? I’m expecting that, times a hundred.
For a behind the scenes look at the upcoming season of The Walking Dead and the newest promo trailer for Green Lantern: The Animated Series click the jump.
June’s begun, and the season of super hero movies is upon us. Two super hero movies are opening in June, X-Men: First Class on June 3rd and Green Lantern on June 17th. After them, on July 22nd will be Captain America. Pull out your tights, capes and cowls, it’s time for a super hero movies news roundup.
First, let’s begin with the critical darling of the comic book movies, X-Men First Class. Two more clips have been released, because apparently you still need convincing why this movie is gonna rock. These two clips focus on Banshee and his super sonic scream. The first shows him training and the second using his scream as sonar to locate a submarine.
Using you sonic scream to attain flight is a neat trick, but what I can’t wait to see is Magneto lifting that sub out of the water. In X3 it was badass when Magneto moved an entire bridge, but lifting a sub out of the ocean, whoa.
The Fright Night remake from Craig Gillespie is only months away, so consider this the first of many clips coming our way. It will be released in 3D and stars Colin Farrel, Anton Yelchin, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Toni Collete and will be released August 13th. I really hope this one lives up to the original, maybe with a little less camp. But it does need to be funny, which this clip and the trailer haven’t shown.
Here’s the film’s synopsis if you’re not familiar,
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—and everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.
See, even the synopsis mentions comedy, so where’s the funny!?
This sneak peak features Jerry (Farrel), the vampire next door, giving a reality check to Charlie (Yelchin).
I don’t know if Farrel’s vamp can stand up to Chris Sarandon’s, but he does come off as really creepy, so win? Of course, we’re all waiting for some footage of Tennant as Peter Vincent. It’s completely different from Roddy McDowell’s role, but who cares, it’s David Tennant, as nerds we’re going to love him.