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Roses are red, violets are blue, this is Quicksilver, and so is this.

In today’s “WTF OMG R U serious, like for realz?” news segment, we will take a look at some pictures released of the new superhero Quicksliver. As you may know, Quicksilver will be starring in not one, but TWO super-superhero movies coming out relatively soon.

First up lets take a look at the version of Quicksilver played by Evan Peters from the Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Days of Future Past… Now, I want to warn you, the images you are about to see may be considered shocking… 

Quicksilver

Oh no you di-dnt

Now I know what you are thinking but hold on… before you go throwing your laptop into the ocean and sending us money for bringing you this information, let’s provide some background. Days of Future Past is going to partially take place in the 1970’s… OK that’s enough background, proceed to make fun. At least he has one of those cool Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches… Man, he is about one Google Glass away from being pretty much the biggest dork on this superhero loving planet. Hey, Liberace called, he wants his jacket back.

Hey, I want my jacket back.

Hey, I want my jacket back.

Well that was brutal, now on to the Joss Whedon directed Avengers: Age of Ultron, which also has a version of Quicksilver played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Why do they both have a version of Quicksilver, and why is it a different actor and a different take on the character you might ask? Great question! I have no idea! Something to do with copyright laws and character rights contracts and shit nobody understands! But anyways, we all know and love the Avengers, and the Marvel Universe has such bad ass character designs, we can be sure we will get something better than what Brian Singer designed, right!? WRONG. So very, very wrong… I give you, Quicksilver (again)!

What the fuck?

What the fuck?

Now now, we do know that most likely on both of these young lads there will be some touch up and CGI in post production so you cant really expect him to look like this in the final cut. At least, for Marvels sake, lets hope not. Jesus, he looks like the long lost Backstreet Boy who never changed out of his performance spandex after all these years, and who may or may not also have a crack cocaine addiction.

Well there you have it, two of the biggest superhero movies have two of the lamest looking new characters of all time. The only thing we can hope is that either –

  • A). There is a HEAVY amount of post production work to make them look awesome and not retarded.
  • B). Out of sheer coincidence, in both movies a bus falls out of the sky as soon as Quicksilver appears on screen, and he is killed instantly and we never see or hear about him again.

Whatever happens, I am sure both movies will be giant box office smash hits. And whether Quicksilver looks like he belongs in a boy band or… well, in a 1970’s boy band, you can bet your ass Paul and I will be first in line for both these superhero flicks.

Note – Interesting connection, Both Evan Peters and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were in Kick Ass. Guess its not that interesting but whatever, you don’t have to be a jerk about it!


New Trailer out for Neighbors Starring Seth Rogen & Zac Efron!

What happens when a crazy fraternity moves in next door to a quiet little family??? Babies eat fake blue meth that’s what! Well, not exactly but that is a pretty damn funny scene from this new trailer for the movie Neighbors starring Seth Rogen & Zac Efron. I must say, this movie looks pretty damn funny. It reminds me very much of Old School in the sense that it might actually have a decent story and also some super hilarious antics along the way. I will admit that I can get a bit tired of Seth Rogan at times but this trailer looks like he will be a little more played down than some of his other roles, but no less funny. I don’t know what is more awesome, the fact that they throw a Robert De Niro look alike party, or the fact that Dave Franco’s impersonation of De Niro is spot on. Neighbors is set to open May 9th, 2014.


First Trailer for 22 JUMP STREET!

Its a good week for new movie trailers! But I don’t know if they get any better than this. 21 Jump Street was a pleasant return to some good ol’ laugh out loud comedy done right. Nobody ever expected the combination of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum to work, it just seemed too damn odd. But, alas, the people we about as wrong as Paul is nerdy, the pairing of the two was comedic genius. But the bigger question was, if (when) they make the sequel, can the capture lightning in a bottle twice. Is that the expression? Sounds wrong… either way, you know what I mean.

Check out the trailer and let us know in the comments, but by the looks of this, I would say the lightning has definitely been re-bottled, again. This trailer is hilarious, the ending is especially awesome, and this trailer (and hopefully the movie), shows how you can stick true to a format but still keep it fresh for the sequels (sorry Hangover).


First Trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!!!

Check it out, the apes are back now with 30% more face paint! Wanted to get this trailer up, its short but pretty sweet I think! I definitely like the fact that it takes place some time after the first, and not only has there been a war between the humans and the virus, but also among the humans themselves. Looks like the humans are seeking some sort of truce, but aint no Caesar got time for that!


First Trailer for MAN OF STEEL!!!

First off, in case you live under a rock, or you like Justin Bieber, you probably don’t know that Man of Steel is a moniker for Superman. So lets just go ahead and clear that up right away. Got it? Man Of Steel = Superman. OK? Check.

ANYWAYS… The first trailer is up for Man Of Steel, the new re-boot-imagining of the Superman franchise, directed by Zack Snyder, and produced by none other than the main man himself, Christopher Nolan, because… gritty. We saw a teaser trailer a couple weeks ago and I thought it looked freaking awesome. As much of a cliche it is these days, it really did seem like a “real” and “serious” telling of the Superman origin and story. The first trailer below gives us a bit more of a look into that world. And I don’t know why, but it brings down my expectations just slightly.

Maybe it is just because I am still pissed off that I wasted my time with that horrible Spiderman re-boot, but to me I kind of get the feeling (again) of “didn’t I just see this?” But other than that, the way they are presenting the film looks entirely different and I can get on board with that. The special effects look pretty bad ass, however if you listen to the show at all you know that I am not a huge proponent of mass quantities of CGI, so I really hope they don’t over do it (Suckerpunch I am looking at you), but they will. Guaranteed. Also, is it just me, or did the part where  Superman is shirtless and walking through fire look like horribly bad CGI? I’m talking like The Darkest Hour bad… ouch.

Michael Shannon definitely looks the part of a pretty ruthless General Zod, but we don’t really get to see much of him here, so I’ll wait for the second trailer to pass judgement on him. And judgement I will pass!

I do like how you can see the physical representation of Superman’s powers, in the scene where he is getting ready to take off, and slamming into the bank vault causing a huge dent, rather than just see him using his powers to fly really fast or laser-beam-eye a Hot Pocket. However, I think there is definitely room for this movie to take a turn for the worse. If you look at Snyder’s track record, its pretty much a shot in the dark. Not that he has made the worst movies really, but still… for every Dawn of the Dead, you have a Suckerpunch. For every Watchmen you have Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. Then there is 300, which a lot of people kind of thought was over the top, but I thought was pretty unique and bad ass for what it was. So, I am not saying that the new Superman movie is going to have cartoon owls, or giant Blue Man Group dudes walking around with their junk swingin’ in your face either. But hopefully we can get a real character driven Superman movie that uses CGI to enhance the story instead of tell it. By the way, anyone else notice that Clark wasn’t wearing any glasses? Hmm, must have gotten Lasik. Would they need a Kryptonite laser for that? Just curious…

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy AdamsRussell Crowe, and Michael Shannon and is scheduled to take off (get it?) June 14th 2013. Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments! Especially the cheesy, “Me Clark, me walk through FIRE!” part.

 


First Trailer for World War Z!!!

Well, after the push backs, the re-writes and the weird rumors about Brad Pitt sleeping in cemeteries (he is such a method actor) to get closer to his role dealing with dead people, its finally here! OK, so maybe I was making up the bit about Brad Pitt sleeping in cemeteries, but I am not making up the fact that the first trailer is out for the Marc Forster film World War Z!!!

This one has been an interesting ride. The film hit a huge roadblock, or at least it seemed that way, when they had to bring in some other writers to help shore up its third act apparently. After watching the trailer though, I think its easy to see how this film could still go terribly wrong, in so many ways. First being, Brad Pitt was in no way not even slightly pissed off when that police officer broke his side view mirror on his car!!! COME ON!!! That would NEVER happen in real life!!!

My first thoughts when watching the trailer, are it almost seems like this was going to be in the same style and light as the Steven Soderbergh flick Contagion, where the movie kind of takes the issue at hand and looks at the more political and social implications of it. Now that I think of it, it kid of looks like World War Z is Contagion meets I am Legend… Yeah, that’s definitely what this is for sure. I am going to call this movie… I Am Contagend. (copyright 2012 Jake from Cinema Recon).

I’m not sure what to think about this one actually… I think I Am Contagend  will do well because Brad Pitt hasn’t done an action type movie for a while, so that will get a good draw. And lets not forget the fact that EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHERS ARE FUCKING OBSESSED WITH ZOMBIES FOR SOME REASON THAT IS KNOWN TO ABSOLUTELY NOBODY. So… there is that too. But I think the movie will be decent at best. Especially with a name like I Am Contagend… that’s just weird isn’t it? They should have went with a different name like Civil War Zombies, Zombie Revolution, or Robopocalypse… Yeah! Robopocalypse that’s a good one!!! Lets use that!!!

Check out the trailer below for I Am Robopocagend and let us know what you think in the comments!


Disney Buys Lucasfilm!

Well, amidst hurricanes and landslides, Disney has ponied up over $4 BILLION and purchased The Star Wars Co. (Lucasfilm).   Collider reports that the mega-company has just become a mega-mega-ginormous-company.

And not wasting any time, Disney went ahead and announced that they will release EPISODE 7 IN 2015!  The entire thing is mind-blowing enough, in the fact that Disney outright bought Lucasfilm … but then, without waiting for their giant platinum diamond encrusted credit card to cool off, Disney announces A NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY!  Holy Hell.

Think of the possibilities!  A new Star Wars trilogy WITHOUT George Lucas.  Even MORE Star Wars merchandise that nobody wants!  And most certainly we can put away our fan fiction with the inevitable official crossovers!  Hulk-on-Wookie action is no longer an “if”.  It’s a “when”.

Who will Disney buy next?  Only a few more companies and they will be able to erect their very own $852 Quadrillion Death Star.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooold!


AVENGERS Gag Reel is Superhero-larious!

The Internets were all lit up this morning when I went to check the various movie news sites, with a new gag reel from none other than the Mega-Blockbuster Marvel Movie The AVENGERS!!!

I think gag reels are awesome. It’s a great way to show the fun side of film making, and also to get a glimpse into some “behind the scenes” type situations, like Captain America not being able to pull on his parachute!

Check out the gag reel below courtesy of DailyMotion.com. I did notice some sites were already taking this down however so watch it while you can!

Also, you can listen to the Cinema Recon review of The Avengers here on Episode 05/13/12!!!


First Trailer for The Last Stand!

Ahhhh… smell that? It’s the smell of a good old action movie kicking down your door, delivering a cheesy one liner, and making shit go ‘splode!!! That’s right kiddies, it’s the first trailer for The Last Stand featuring the much anticipated return of everyone’s favorite action star, maid-banger, and former governor… Arnold Schwarzenegger!

Arnold stars as Ray Owens, sheriff of a quiet little border town called Sommerton Junction, where he has come to retire/get away from all the violence after leaving the LAPD due to a botched operation that left his partner crippled. But hold the bingo! Arnold can’t sit back and knit a lovely sweater for his illegitimate son just yet! The most notorious and wanted drug lord in all of the western hemisphere has escaped and is barreling towards Sommerton Junction in a “specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1” at 250mph, and Arnold and team must stop him at all costs before he makes it to Mexico!

I am actually really stoked for this movie. US directorial debut director Kim Jee-Woon looks like he has what it takes for a good ol’ fashion American action movie, and seems like he knows how to handle a good OLD fashion action star too. The trailer does a good job of blending some pretty sharp looking action pieces with some light hearted jokes that were always a staple of Arnolds movies, as well as backhanded humor in reference to Arnold as an iconic action star who is a bit past his prime. I talked about this briefly on the most recent podcast, how this generation really doesn’t have an action star, it’s a sad state of affairs really… So frankly speaking, I am excited for Arnold to come back and show all these wanna-be up-and-comer pretty boys how it’s done!

What I don’t get though, is why does the bad guy have to be the most notorious in the “western hemisphere?” I mean really? Why not just make him the most bad ass dude in the world? Why stop and say, “You know what this dude is pretty bad ass, but let’s make his bad assed-ness stop at the Prime Meridian. Beyond that, there are even MORE bad ass-ed dudes!!!” (Yeah so what, I had to Google Prime Meridian to remember what it was. What are you going to do about it!? You’re probably going to Google that one too right… about… now) Also, when did Johnny Knoxville become the go-to guy for a whacky half-red-neck half-idiot type sidekick for a sheriff/cop? Maybe it was just that one movie with The Rock and I always happen to catch it on FX or something, I don’t know I digress. Also, in all the write ups they keep mentioning this “specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1.” I really hope this is significant in some way (it won’t be), and isn’t just some giant plug for Chevy (it will be) because I won’t stand for it! (I probably will)

The Last Stand stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Genesis Rodriguez, Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzmán, and Forest Whitaker. Much to my dismay however, Forest Whitaker is some type of FBI dude, and not the bad guy as I predicted in my previous article here when I first heard about this movie. Check out the trailer for The Last Stand below:

In case you were wondering, my favorite part of the trailer is the non sequitur towards the end when Johnny Knoxville asks Arnold, “Man you look jacked, have you been workin’ out?” Then the scene cuts to Arnold blasting away at something with a shotgun. Umm, sure guy… sure, that’s a valid response to that question, why not.

The Last Stand is set to open January 18th, 2013.


Happy Dayz! Ron Howard to direct Jay-Z Doc

Our dear friends (who don’t actually know us) at CinemaBlend are reporting that director Ron Howard will make a Jay-Z documentary.  …Yup.

On the surface, that is the funniest headline I have read in a long time.  It doesn’t even need a joke, just read it out loud.  Let’s take the whitest McWhitey white guy in Hollywood and having him helm a documentary of the world’s greatest rapper!  I’m pretty sure I have slipped into some alternate, wacky dimension where I’ll turn on the TV and see Usain Bolt driving for Nascar or hear Lady Gaga on Bloomberg Radio.

After reading into the story further, however, it actually sounds like a pretty cool idea.  The documentary (a first for Ron Howard, hard to believe!) will center on Jay-Z’s upcoming music festival, Made in America.  Specifically we will follow Jay-Z and the difficulties of actually assembling something as large as a two-day music festival.  It also sounds as though the film will touch on Jay-Z as an icon and how he has appealed to several generations of music fans.  Brian Grazer told the New York Post:

“The festival showcases 20 pre-eminent artists that speak to the new generation. I am producing the film with Steve Stoute and Jay. Ron is directing. It is going to be born through Jay-Z’s perspective … how he puts the event together … Jay stayed the king for a very long time … I can’t even begin to explain how he is capable of remaining relevant. He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan.”

It certainly won’t hurt to have a backdrop of popular artists, such as Pearl Jam, Drake, Skrillex, Mike Snow, Chris Cornell, and Run DMC, to name a few.  The full lineup for the Made in America festival can be found here.

I watch documentaries because I want to learn something about a subject I would otherwise know nothing about.  I personally am not a huge fan of Jay-Z’s genre of music, but that would make a documentary all the more interesting to me.

Still, if Ron Howard and Jay-Z are really going to collaborate, I think a goldmine could be had in a sitcom!  Howard and Mr. Z could find themselves as roommates in the big city!  Howard could unexpectedly bring his boss (special guest star Don Rickles) home for dinner, prompting Jay-Z to try cooking a fancy dinner, while still keeping ALF out of sight, who of course keeps chasing after their cat, Mr. Wrinkles!  Oh, and The Fonz is their landlord.

Or, you know, do the documentary thing.


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