Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Who beefed?

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Netflix has released their first full trailer for the upcoming series Wet Hot American Summer and it looks like it could be a hoot and, quite possibly, a hollar...

Netflix has dropped the first full trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp, the prequel series to the cult hit 2001 pic. The aptly titled eight-episode series starts with the first day of camp in 1981. 

We get the first look at new cast additions Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm and Jason Schwartzman along with returning stars from the movie, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, AD Miles, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter.

It's got a pretty amazing cast and I have a feeling hilarity will likely ensue.

I'm in.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Movie Magic

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Terminator Genisys opens today, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Khaleesi from Game of Thrones and a couple other folks. The trailer looks pretty good and, Arnold's waxen face aside, I bet it'll still do pretty well at the box office this weekend.

There is another movie that opens today as well, but the name escapes me.

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ABS-olutely can't remember.

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Stripped from my mind.

I think it's about really big magicians and stars Channing Potatum, Joe Manfrendjinsinjin and Matt Boner.

Hopefully their movie has a very good plot and lots of subtle product placement...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Star Trek Beyond

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The new Star Trek movie started filming this week.

It opens July 2016, which also marks Star Trek's 50th Anniversary.

Can't wait!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man

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Now this is an entertaining Avengers mash-up...

My favorite part is when Dorothy shoots out of the ship on her bike and Toto drops down into the basket beside her just before she speeds away.

That and the quick glimpse of the Hawkeye character being played by Hawkeye (Alan Alda) from M*A*S*H.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Historic Day

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It's an amazing day in history.

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It just goes to show you that, when everyone comes together, awesome things can happen in the world.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Star Nerds

I really enjoy how they keep showing Riker in the background constantly stretching his legs and making wide stances on various things and people (which he always did on the show over the years).

For that, Star Trek wins.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Spider-Man Announced

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Tom Holland has been chosen to play the new Spider-Man...

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017. 

The film will be directed by Jon Watts, director of "Cop Car," the upcoming thriller that made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both the actor and the director. The studios and producers were impressed by Holland’s performances in "The Impossible," “Wolf Hall,” and the upcoming "In the Heart of the Sea," and by a series of complex screen tests. Following Marvel’s tradition of working with the brightest next wave of directors, Watts also went through multiple meetings with Feige, Pascal, and the studio, before winning the job.

This will be the first Spider-Man to also be included in a variety of upcoming Marvel Universe movies, including Captain America, Thor, and the Avengers.

It will be interesting to see how they integrate him in with all the other upcoming films.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dick Van Patten and James Horner

Some very sad news today...

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Dick Van Patten, star of the ’80s TV series Eight Is Enough and The Love Boat, among many others, passed away early this morning. He was 86.

Van Patten began work as a child actor (at age seven), primarily on the stage in his native New York before segueing to TV, appearing in more than 30 Broadway shows. His first role was in 1935 in Tapestry In Gray which starred Melvyn Douglas. He was billed as ‘Dickie Van Patten.’ He would latter appear in twenty-seven other Broadway plays.

He moved on to television with the role of Nels Hansen in the 1949 TV series I Remember Mama, which ran from 1949 to 1957, but it was his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on Eight Is Enough (1977-1981) for which he is best known. He also had a long-running stint on The Love Boat from 1978-1984. His other TV credits include The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Happy Days, One Day At A Time. His most recent credits include Hot In Cleveland, That ’70s Show and Arrested Development. Van Patten also starred in the TV series When Things Were Rotten and WIOU.

I never missed Eight is Enough and remember him fondly from SO many of his TV and Film roles over the years. He had a very long and memorable career, something that few actors achieve in their lifetime.

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James Horner, who has been scoring movies since 1978, died in a plane crash on June 22nd, 2015. 

His most famous score was likely the megahit Titanic, but he will also be remembered for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Aliens, An American Tail, Apollo 13, Avatar and The Amazing Spider-Man. 

As so many in Hollywood have done, Horner got his start scoring low-budget films for Roger Corman, with 1979’s The Lady in Red being one of his first major film score. In his career he scored over 100 films and nine of his films netted him Oscar nominations — Aliens, An American Tail, Field of Dreams, Braveheart, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, House of Sand and Fog, Avatar, and Titanic. 

Titanic earned him two Oscars: Best Score and Best Original Song for “My Heart Will Go On,” which he wrote with Will Jennings. The hit song was written by the pair in secret since James Cameron didn’t want any song with singing in the film.

James Horner scored so many of my favorite films, especially Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn and, Field of Dreams (one of my favorite soundtracks of all time). An amazingly talented man who made an indelible impact on the emotional core of so many great films over the years.

Both of these very talented men will be greatly missed.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Take it easy, Crutchy

This must be why Batman and Superman end up fighting in the upcoming Batman v Superman movie...

Batman is kind of a dick.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Never too old

Two new movie trailers were released today that feature starring roles for a couple of the funniest people of the past 50 years, Lily Tomlin and Robin Williams (in his final role).

Here's Lily Tomlin in Grandma...

Here's Robin Williams in Boulevard

Both movies look good in very different ways and I'm sure each of their performances will be entertaining (although Robin's looks like it's gonna be a bit darker/sadder).

I'll likely try to see each of them whenever they get released. After all of the summer blockbusters, it's always nice to watch a quietly entertaining movie focusing on people rather than things blowing up every 10 minutes.