Well, if anyone was brave enough yesterday, they saw the horrifying thing that was the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer. While Jim Carey is just as funny as always, the leads of the film (James Marsden and Sonic’s Mirror Universe, deranged evil twin) leave an unsavory taste in everyone’s mouths. And do I really need to talk about the Gangster’s Paradise thing?
Of course, really, people are more troubled by the blue, human-teethed abomination than the actual human. Of all the CGI characters that fans have bawked at, Sonic definitely takes the cake.
In recent years CGI has become more and more popular in films, and while some are widely successful (The Jungle Book) others have far more mixed reactions (Alvin & The Chipmunks and sequels). Why are some CGI flicks revered when other ones become the terrible memes for months? (Looking at you, sad clown Dumbo.)
All season long viewers continued to be teased about the “door” and the “valley beyond.” The final episode of season two finally revealed what they really were. But those story points are overshadowed by a few other reveals.
This week sees the answer about who won the race to the Forge, gave us a truth about who really was running things behind the scenes, and in a post credits scene answered the question about whether William (Ed Harris) was a host.
The title of this episode is ‘The Passenger’ and that is explained as well, but a better name might have been ‘All Hail Dolores!!!’ (that will make sense later).
The title of this week’s episode is Les Écorchés. It translates from the French to mean “a painting or sculpture of a human figure with the skin exposed to display the musculature.” In this case, it seems to refer to the reveal of the purpose of the park and the creation of Bernard. This episode could have been called “In Memoriam” and it would have been just as appropriate.
Here is a quick recap filled with SPOILERS!!!!
Jonathan Nolan may be better known for penning screenplays like The Dark Knight, The Prestige and Interstellar, but he’s been doing damn fine work on TV too as the creator and showrunner for Person of Interest. A series monstrously overlooked, likely because it’s on CBS (where the dishonored go when they die), POI deal serious with issues involving privacy, the surveillance state and artificial intelligence in ways that big screen movies like Transcendence and Chappie only wish they could. Well, Nolan’s getting a broader pallet to explore these issues in a new series called Westworld for HBO. The show’s been delayed until 2016, but San Diego Comic Con gave us a good, long initial look at the show. (more…)
When word broke last year that J.J Abrams’ Bad Robot had teamed up with Jonah Nolan to bring the 70’s classic Sci-fi movie Westworld to HBO as a television series, I was excited, but also concerned about how seriously those in charge would take the production. Would it be a campy look-back and laugh, or would it be too serious, just another gritty reboot? Now that word has leaked that none other than acting heavy wieght Sir Anthony Hopkins will have a starring role in the series, my concerns are beginning to dwindle. (more…)
Obviously the answer is yes.
With a release date of August 1, 2013 breathing down their necks, it seems that Marvel Studios is putting their casting list together for Guardians of the Galaxy. Today, Deadline published a short(ish) list of candidates that the studio is looking at for the James Gunn adaptation of the Marvel space-superhero team.
So who’s on the list? How about Joel Edgerton (Uncle Owen in the Star Wars prequels), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), and Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn). They’ve all been confirmed by Deadline as testing for the part.
However, there are three other candidates who have expressed interest in one way, shape or form. One is Garrett Hedlund, star of TRON Legacy who didn’t exactly leave fans wanting more from his performance in that movie. Two is James Marsden, who maybe going after Chris Evans’ record for most number of comic book characters played considering he’s most well-known for playing Cyclops in X-Men 1-3 and Richard in Superman Returns. And third is Sullivan Stapleton, who’s well-known for a lot of Australian TV.
No mention of Nathan Fillion, who’s worked with Gunn in the past, and is a top fan pick for, well, anything. But Fillion’s already said he’s too busy with his series Castle to take part.
How about you Bastards? Who’s your pick for Star Lord: one of the people named above or someone off the mark?