We’ve had Godzilla Vs King Kong, Freddy Vs Jason, Aliens Vs Predator… Now, someone’s had the good sense to finally bring us a rumble worthy of the backwoods of North America, the battle of the hairy beasts of the forest. It will be werewolves versus Bigfoot action when Hollywood producers get through adapting the comic, Savage for the big screen. (more…)
This time on the Peabody ignored Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy discuss the high points of a bacteria that poops gold, Mila Kunis‘ candidacy for Miss Glamour Puss of Earth-19 (aka the Sexiest Woman Alive), bullshit Marvel casting rumors, the real death of the dinosaurs, the benching of Community, and the greatest internet review of all time.
Then, in THE MAIN EVENT, our hosts discuss the mayhem of New York Comic Con and then briefly touch on that other event where a horde of diseased monsters stand between Jason and serenity (literally, the line for the Walking Dead panel is totes going to keep Jason from the Firefly panel) — The Walking Dead, which comes back to your television devices this Sunday. Will the Governor rise? Will Rick fall? Will it all take place in the snow globe of an autistic child? We just don’t know, so stop fucking asking us asshole!
Then, last and probably least, these fine young cannibals take you into the basement cage match where blood is spilled and Pokemon get cut — it’s the VERSUS ARENA and Jason is saying that a robot apocalypse trumps a zombie apocalypse because it will mean the end of twitter and because you can have less gross sex with a borg than you can with a walker. “Nuh uh, no you didn’t” says Jeremy though, as he punches Jason in the throat with his words and reminds him that zombies can’t climb stairs, so we would then all have more of a chance to survive. Except Jason because he’ll be knee deep in droid trim… apparently.
Wanna see Rambo versus a werewolf/hulk thingy? If your answer is “No” then you are clearly in the wrong place (perhaps you should give Cat Fancy a try?) and you are clearly not a Stallone fan-boy. For those of you are interested in this dreamy, geriatric on monster action, YahooNews is reporting that Lionsgate has fast-tracked Sylvester Stallone‘s Hunter.
First announced in September 2009, the Hunter project is back on Stallone’s agenda. He is reportedly in talks with Lionsgate to try and get the films in theaters in 2014. Stallone is slated to be involved as a scriptwriter, actor and director for the 3D-slated movie.
Originally a novel by James Byron Huggins, Hunter is a Sci-Fi story in which a specialized, elite hunter targets a “half-human abomination created by a renegade agency” that is tearing through sparse areas north of the Arctic Circle.
Sounds pretty awesome right? I know, I know… the age thing. Stallone is up there. A 62 year old man hunting -and presumably taking down- a super monster is a tad silly; both in premise and in believability, but, you know what, Stallone has a god-like physique and he’s still a conceivable ass-kicking machine. His last Rambo flick and the 2 Expendables movies are a testament to that. Speaking of which, what a great output of movies those have been. They’re not perfect films by any means, but as action-flick go, they’re pretty top notch. It’s to be assumed such success will continue, unless Sly breaks a hip.
Here’s more on the plot:
A beast is loose somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. It has already decimated a secret research facility and annihilated a squad of elite military guards. And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation. It is a job Hunter cannot turn down, but he soon discovers that his prey is terror incarnate, a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments. It has man’s cunning, a predator’s savageness, and a prehistoric power that has transcended the ages. And even if Hunter survives its unrelenting hunger for human blood, he’ll still have to confront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal.
Even though Underworld: Awakening isn’t out in theaters until this weekend, Kate Beckinsale is already talking about the possibility of another Underworld flick.
In a recent interview with Collider, Beckinsale tells us why she should never become a psychic:
I’m the worst person to ask about this. I always said there was not going to be a fourth one, so you can’t trust what I say at all,” she said. “Playing the same character over and over again does seem a bit odd, but I am very fond of the character and other people are pretty fond of her, too. So, who knows?
To be honest, I hope they leave the franchise where it is because enough is enough. It’s getting old and overdone now and it’s time to just move the fuck on.
Source: Geek Tyrant
Finally a respectable werewolf movie!
Billy Murray (note the ‘y’ at the end there, we’re talking about the one from BBC’s EastEnders not the one from Ghostbusters) joins Robert Englund (the only Freddy Kruger for my money) as stars in the upcoming Strippers vs Werewolves.
Finally a werewolf movie where gratuitous toplessness makes sense. Here is what it has instead of a plot:
When werewolf chief Jack Ferris is accidentally killed in a strip club the girls who work there have until the next full moon before his bloodthirsty wolfpack seek murderous retribution. [imdb]
Want to see the mildly NSFW trailer? It’s up after the jump.
Werewolves. We love them right? They are the original gangsta staple for what we know, live and breathe in horror besides Vampires, Frankensteins and Zombies. Now we have tons of variations of werewolves and vampires, new plagues wiping out civilizations and giant all the steady cam horror we can get. But I have something to admit, its hugely embarrassing and I’m not ashamed to say it. I slept in my parents bed until I was 10 for two reasons, one was the clown doll from Poltergeist and the other was David, the American Werewolf in London. I’ll never forget his transformation scene, scary me batshit crazy until my early adolescence. Now I look back and while they certainly don’t scare me anymore, I was petrified, but later on I will reveal strangely enough a werewolf that took his place when I was 7 or 8 as the most terrifying Werewolf. While the old school transformations looked more realistic, some of the digital renderings are getting there finally. No bullshit American Werewolves in Paris where 2 cartoon dogs are fighting it out, no, now special effects have brought us to Lycans. (more…)
This November, twihards around the world will be breaking out glitter and getting all broody as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1 hits theaters. Oi! We only have one more of these to endure people, we can over come!
Sadly, my word means shit to a theater full of pretweens interested in watching Bella and Edward knock nasty with each other. That’s right… vampire sex, fun for the whole family.
Twilight has become one of those franchises that while a lot of people despise it, even more people flat out LOVE it with a searing passion that burns away any doubt they have.
So, I will not say anything more about it. Instead, just watch the newest trailer for the movie embedded below, and prepare for the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One.
Here’s the synopsis:
In the highly anticipated next chapter of the blockbuster The Twilight Saga, the new found married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.
After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally give in to their passions. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal.
But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle.
The suspenseful and deeply romantic Breaking Dawn continues the epic tale of supernatural fantasy and passionate love that has made The Twilight Saga a worldwide phenomenon.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One will be released to theaters November 18th, 2011.
Via: Geek Tyrant
We’ve come a long way haven’t we? Finally, before our eyes unfurls the first official trailer for Underworld: Awakening, the fourth film in the franchise and the third to feature voluptuous vampire vixen Selene, played in head-to-toe black leather by Kate Beckinsale. But let’s never mind the commentary, just embiggen the screen, sit back and enjoy.
Yes, it looks insipid, uninspired and derivative (and did anyone get a hint of David Goyer‘s original treatment for the third Blade), but it gives us all what we really want anyway: Kate Beckinsale, kicking ass in tight black leather. And its in 3-D to boot. Let the countdown begin to January 20, 2012. Talk about a happy new year.
Here’s the plot synopsis:
“After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter, Nissa, and when she finds her they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them all.”
Underworld: Awakening is being helmed by Shelter directors Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein
MTV continues to solidify itself as no longer a network of ‘music television’ by renewing it’s new hit series Teen Wolf. Who would’ve thought that another teen ‘angsty’ filled show with supernatural transformations being an allegory for ‘the change’ we all go through during our adolescents would make it?! Leave it to MTV to be able to pull this shit off. Or maybe they have creator Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds) to thank! How are you guys feeling about another season of moody teen drama?? Here’s what the network had to say about the show.
“We’re incredibly proud of this show. Executive producer Jeff Davis has brought an exciting, cinematic story to life with a breakout young cast who our audience has wildly embraced,” said David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming. “Picking up ‘Teen Wolf’ for a second season marks another step towards the further diversification of our schedule, with this big, bold, entertaining scripted series.”
Sidenote: Every time I see ‘Teen Wolf’ in my cable guide, I think it’s the original Michael J. Fox cult classic. Disappointed am I when I realize it’s this douche of a remake.
I say we all march over to the offices of MTV and take turns takin’ a shit in their lobby, if not solely for birthing the proverbial red headed step children that are ‘The Jersey Shore’ and ‘Teen Mom’. A piss in the face to cultural class, those are. Ya, lets show what a reward it is to be bronzed debaucherous douchebags, or how if you open your legs at 16 (without protection anyway) you can become a reality star. Abhorrent behavior being idolized. Disgusting, if you ask me.
Further tickling my taint the wrong way is MTV’s upcoming series Teen Wolf, a supposed remake of the 1980s comedy starring Michael J. Fox. Because gross guidos and pregnant teenage whores just isn’t enough. They have to fuck with classic 80′s nostalgia. Assholes! And, in this latest trailer for the series, I’m not sure what makes this a remake. It appears to have nothing to do with the original source material other than the title. Seriously, where’s the basketball? All we have is another regurgitated series of attractive young people struggling to deal with scary/sexy monsters while dealing with teen angst. Oh how original!
Entertainment Weekly quotes executive producer Jeff Davis describing the new series as “kind of like The Lost Boys with kind of the pace and fun of Buffy.” I, for one, am getting more of a “Twilight for boys” vibe. Less angst, yes, but the same blue-gray tones, same shots of half-naked teenage boys running around the woods — star Tyler Posey even looks like he could be part of Jacob Black’s wolf pack. Instead of a stereotypical teen girl fantasy (i.e., pretty boys fighting to save you), we’ve got a stereotypical adolescent boy fantasy (i.e., pretty girls throwing themselves at you).
Christ! Hit all the pop culture keywords why don’t ya (Buffy, Lost Boys, Twilight)! I’m sorry chief but making superficial comparisons like that ain’t gonna save your shit show. Judgmental am I? Perhaps, but I hate MTV and I hate remakes. The two together just make a pop pill I don’t want to swallow.