1968 was a seminal year in American history.
That was the year of the Battle of Khe Sanh and the Tet offensive in Vietnam. It was the year that saw Laugh In premier on TV, the Beatles formed Apple Records, and the Pope came out against birth control. Both Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated. It was also the year that two seminal science fiction films came out, Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Not only did they come out the same year…they premiered on the same day, April 3rd. (more…)
Right off the bat I’m gonna have to apologize to all our readers that don’t live in the UK because, while you can check out the new 2001: A Space Odyssey trailer below, you won’t be able to check it out on the big screen. You’ll have to pop in your own copy or go out and pick up the DVD or Bluray. If you don’t own a copy, you should. This movie stands up to the test of time very well. The effects and musical score are incredible. This movie blew my young mind back in the day when my college movie house screened it. (more…)
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The Shining is one of Stephen King‘s greatest spine chilling thrillers, which was later adapted into a spine chilling motion picture by Stanley Kubrick. Now, if you let Marco D’alfonso throw Deadpool in the mix, you’ll have the greatest comedy of the 1980s. No matter how dark and scary Kubrick would have tried to make the movie, Deadpool would have wasted the $19 million budget on rubber chickens and kool-aid. [Comics Alliance]
Hit the jump for Poison Ivy trapping Batman, Community paintball and MOAR!
Like most classically trained British Thespians, Malcolm McDowell has seen his greatest success in Hollywood playing boisterous nasty villains. He was the kryptonite hearted Metallo on the animated Superman series, he was the foil to Lori Petty‘s Tank Girl, he killed Captain Kirk for crying out loud. Well, in the third installment of Hero Complex: The Show from an interview with McDowell during the second day of the Hero Complex Film Festival, he gave his most villainous performance to date.
The LA Times’ Geoff Boucher sat down with the Clockwork Orange star as he unleashed his fury on fans everywhere. After the cut we have the full video, but here is the short form.
He in the first 5 minutes he calls modern science fiction movies like Transformers and the Avengers ‘mindless crap’ while extolling the vision of Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Then, about 8 and half minutes in, the topic of Star Trek comes up and his role as Soran, AKA the man that caused Captain Kirk to kick the bucket in what became a very heated and emotional moment for fans. His response? ‘I did them (Trekkies) a favor.‘ He goes on to say that his actions led to the J.J. Abrams revival (saving us from, in his words ‘Patrick Stewart spouting off for another 40 minutes, well if you find that exciting go watch paint dry‘.)
When he notices the camera, McDowell exclaims ‘This is going to be on the bloody Internet isn’t it? I keep forgetting about this [bleep] Internet.’ Yes, Malcolm, it is… And it is possibly the greatest 15 minutes you’ll see today. Before you nerd-rage all over this I am sure a lot of what he said was tongue in cheek, however he also makes some valid points.
Watch it, it’s up after the jump.
Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS.
We may only have one major release to see if it’s worth your time but both the Old is New and TV Show Release is pretty stacked in order to make it up.
So click on the Read More button to see what came out and see if there’s anything you want to watch!
I don’t know about you guys but A Clockwork Orange still scares the crap out of me and thanks to one Carlos Ramos, I want to watch it again because I am a fat idiot. Anyway, Carlos Ramos, who has done work on Dexter’s Laboratory and Chalkzone, has done many art pieces that were inspired by the films of Stanley Kubrick and they are being portrayed at the Corpo Gallery from July 10th to August 3rd. Click after the jump to see many art pieces that Ramos did, ranging from The Shining to 2001: A Space Odyssey and more (Some images may be considered NSFW).