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Check it out! The first trailer is out for the Brett Ratner directed Hercules, starring none other than The Rock himself, Dwayne Johnson! I have been saying it for a long time, that this generation really lacks an action star with that true star power, like Arnold, Stallone, and Willis use to have… that’s why those guys are still making movies, cause they are still bad ass, and there is nobody else to fill that void. Well, wait no more, I think he has been slowly creeping up on us all and I think Dwayne Johnson is a great actor to fill those (giant) shoes and step in as the action star of today…
Now don’t get me wrong there are a lot of ways this movie can go south… I mean after all, Ratner did direct Tower Heist and X-Men: The Last Stand. You can check out our review of Tower Heist here, and that gives you a pretty good idea of what Paul and I think about Brett Ratner. And don’t even get us started on X-Men: The Last Stand… ouch. But hopefully he has learned some lessons between then and now, and at least he has someone like The Rock starring in Hercules, who is entertaining enough on the screen that he can probably carry a bad movie if he needs to, hell he can probably carry a small elephant if he needs to.
But with that said, check out the first trailer for Hercules below…
The trailer introduces us to the story and sets up this version of Hercules, so there isn’t a lot of action shown off here. But Johnson looks awesome as Hercules, and the effects looks pretty damn amazing if I do say so myself (I do, I do say so). Be on the lookout for more trailers down the road which are bound to showcase a lot more action! Let us know what you think about the trailer in the comments section!
Like action movies like Hercules? Be sure to check out our review of 300: Rise of an Empire here!
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…
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.
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)!
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 –
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!
Today on the show, we are thinking of a number between 1 and 300… If you guess correctly, you win a free show! (0:08:00)
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Download Here (by right clicking, then “save as”): CR: Episode 03/16/14
Today on the show, we are 1/2 robot, 25% persons, 0.333 nostalgic, and 100% hilarious… Its the Cinema Recon review of RoboCop! (0:10:20)
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Download Here (by right clicking, then “save as”): CR: Episode 02/22/14
We dug deep into the vault and found a lost episode from waaaayyy back when Cinema Recon was still in podcast diapers! Since our launch, we’ve posted over 100 hours of content. But even with that much bantering, we still have recordings that were left on the cutting room floor. What you are about to hear is a long-lost show we originally recorded on September 17, 2011. Jake and I were joined by Cassie and Jason as we reviewed Drive, Thor, and Your Highness. Plus we discussed the use of 3D in movies, and even movie news!
Thanks for listening and enjoy the show!
Download Here (by right clicking, then “save as”): CR: Episode 09/17/11 (Lost Episode)
Today on the show, Everything is Awesome as we assemble our review of The Lego Movie! (0:15:20)
Also, Joaquin Phoenix takes internet poking to a whole new level…its the Cinema Recon review of Her! (0:58:30)
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Today on the show, find out if we’re bullish or bearish for Scorsese’s latest outing … Its the Cinema Recon review of The Wolf of Wall Street! (0:09:20)
Also on the show, we discuss the powerful impact of the film Lone Survivor! (0:48:20)
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Download Here (by right clicking, then “save as”): CR: Episode 01/26/14
Today on the show, we can promise no tricks, cons, or general bamboozling… Its the Cinema Recon review of American Hustle! (0:05:20)
Also, there’s waterworks aplenty for our review of Saving Mr. Banks! (0:45:20)
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Download Here (by right clicking, then “save as”): CR: Episode 01/20/14
Well Happy Holidays! Grab a heaping slice of fruitcake, pour some extra brandy in your nog, and curl up next to our toasty review of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues! (0:07:30)
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Download Here (by right clicking, then “save as”): CR: Episode 12/22/13