Back in the early to mid 90s, there was a series of films about the coming wonders and nightmares about the internet, but in hindsight they had all the finesse of George W. Bush’s description of the World Wide Web as a series of tubes, and were almost as prescient too. Watching Transcendence, one is taken back to a more innocent time when the internet was an unknown unknown, and thus capable of anything and everything because the audience didn’t know the difference. But it’s been 20 years since flicks like The Net and Lawnmower Man and Virtuosity, and the internet has become ingrained in almost every facet of our world. In 2014, even the most luddite of audience members isn’t going to buy the film’s magical portrayal of technology. And by “magic,” I mean literal magic. (more…)
I think its safe to say that director Christopher Nolan had some idea for a future for The Joker in The Dark Knight Rises, but the tragic death of Heath Ledger derailed any possibility for a future appearance of The Joker. Naturally though, the trivia buffs among us wondered what role, if any, The Joker might have had in TDKR.
We have to wait a little longer to see Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises, and NerdBastards’ Matthew Jackson is dealing with the wait by filling his head with as many other Batman tales as possible. In the six weeks leading up to the flick’s release, he’ll be revisiting all six Batman franchise films so far (yes, even the crap ones) and writing retrospective essays on what worked, what didn’t, and what each film means to the franchise at large
The Long Dark is over. I made it through the Schumacher era and I’m on to the Nolan era. Writing about these is going to be interesting, because they’re basically universally revered as the best big-screen interpretations of the Dark Knight to date, and so much has been written about them already that it feels like any analysis I do will be to some extent simple regurgitation. I don’t have much critical to say about either of the Nolan films, and I apologize if the points I’m about to make have been made elsewhere before, but I am here to attempt to lay out some thoughts on just why these films matter so much to Batman and to the superhero genre as a whole. We begin, as Nolan did, with Batman Begins.
With TRON: Legacy coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray soon, it was only a matter of time before the long-rumored TRON 3 (aka TR3N) teasers would be found online.
Now, I didn’t hate Legacy. Could it have been better? Sure, but that goes for many movies out there.
I liked it for what it was, a visual treat with lightcycles and Olivia Wilde. So, more of any of those three works for me!
Caution, for anyone who has not seen TRON: Legacy, there are spoilers below.
YouTube user antovolk posted the first of the two rumored scenes.
The first, which clocks in at around 10 minutes and can be found below, is entitled “The Next Day”, and explains the origins of the Flynn Lives campaign, who was in charge of it, and what happens after Sam took over ENCOM at the end of TRON: Legacy! It features a scene with Dan Shor as Ram and Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley.
The second TRON 3 teaser is reportedly a hidden Easter Egg in the DVD/Blu-Ray featuring Olivia Wilde as Quorra and Cillian Murphy as Ed Dillinger Jr.
While not full of spoilers for TR3N, it is nice to know that they already have done some work on the movie (considering how Legacy ended).
Even without an official DVD release date for the second one a third Tron is supposedly already in the works! Really…Really, Disney (Insert Amy Poehler/Seth Meyer ‘really’ voices)? But the folks won’t let a pesky little thing like a DVD release date stop them from circulating rumors that there are scenes from the next Tron film on the Blu-Ray release. So what are these scenes exactly?
One has Bruce Boxleitner playing Alan and Dan Shor playing Ram. Another scene shows Olivia Wilde as Quorra arriving at the ENCOM building, where she is mobbed by press as she claims to have just spoken to Kevin Flynn. Finally there were test shots for some interaction between Ed Dillinger (played by David Warner in Tron) and his son (played by Cillian Murphy in a Tron Legacy cameo) “stating that everything is going as planned.”
Also, there is a picture supposedly where the scene between Bruce Boxleitner and Dan Shor takes place that is floating around that you can check out after the jump! So my big question is… when a film doesn’t gross NEARLY what it cost to make why would another one be green-lit?