Paul Walker’s Brothers to Help Finish FAST & FURIOUS 7

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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Production has resumed on Fast & Furious 7 after stopping due to the death of Paul Walker last November; we’re still not entirely sure on how they will handle Walker’s unfinished scenes and or if it will change the story they had in place from the beginning.  They have now officially announced that they’ve enlisted the help of Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody.  It sounds like they will be working as body doubles and doing wide shots; you can Google the guys to see how they resemble their brother Paul, but trust me, they do.

It’s not easy for any movie to continue after something as sudden as a death occurs, there is family to think of first.  I’d like to think what fans wanted and what the studio wanted here are the same – a respectful way to finish what Paul Walker started.  This sounds just right.

 

The full announcement is below; Fast & Furious 7 will open April 10, 2015:

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My Favorite Coming of Age Movies – PART 2

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Part 1Part 2

After staring at my movie collection trying to come up with an article idea (secrets revealed), I noticed a lot of coming of age stories. Growing up in a 90 minutes or so movie is no easy feat and these movies often deal with confusing, heartbreaking and even exhilarating time in our lives. They make sense of all the motions of a kid, show guidance in one form or another; they depict turning points in our lives that are all too common and relatable.

The spring is here folks, it’s time to get outside on your bikes, head to summer camp, make new friends, find trouble, get out of a pickle or steal a first kiss. But if you’re like me and have grown up into a life of responsibilities, there’s always nostalgia.

Here is part 2 of My Favorite Coming of Age Movies, tell me yours in the comments below or on twitter #comingofage.

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The TMNT Trailer Hints At a New Origin, Don’t Lose Your Sh*t About it

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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So here we are, a day away from our first trailer for the highly anticipated and undoubtedly scrutinized reboot of our beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  If you listen closely, you can probably here so-called nerds from all corners of the Internet kicking and screaming because those teen turtles they loved ever so much are back with a new look…and toy line, cereal, and pajama pants.

It’s not for us anymore, and I’m OK with that.  We had our Turtles and M.C. Hammer music moment, the cartoon and first movie were great back then weren’t they?  There comes a point in our lives though when we realize how terrible our childhood favorites actually were.  Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman are now bringing it back for your kids; it’s evolution, baby.

Not a lot is known about the new project surprisingly enough; some say that makes them worried.  We haven’t seen the turtles in action yet, it’s all done by motion capture suits and we should get a first look in the trailer.  Speaking of this trailer, it debuted at CinemaCon in Las Vegas where it generated a little controversy. Apparently, the trailer suggests April O’Neil’s father, along with Shredder, helped create the ooze that created the turtles. Via BadassDigest:

At first the trailer hides the turtles – there’s voice over from William Fichtner’s Shredder explaining the city has gone to shit. We see criminals with automatic weapons and buildings exploding and maybe – just maybe! – it seems like this could be a Hobo With A Shotgun version of a city in decline. It turns out that this version of Shredder hates that crime and violence, and so he started a program to create heroes. That’s juxtaposed with TCRI ooze canisters and experiments. You know, the ooze that created the turtles. The ooze that Shredder made… with April’s dad. Yes, the VO is Shredder telling April he and her dad made the turtles.

Those Hollywood liberals are at it again!  Making two dads creating four mutant turtles seem normal; it’s Adam and Eve not Shredder and Mr. O’Neil!  I guess it depends on what origin version you like; the more common origin of the turtles is that they came across mysterious ooze in the sewers but some of the comics, TV shows and movies have different versions of this, but none of them tie in April O’Neil or her dad.  But seriously, if that upsets you, let it go, it’s all dumb.  Don’t lose your shit.  The live-action movie from 1990 holds up pretty well and the original comics are strangely entertaining – after that though, what are you holding on to?

How do you feel about the change(s) coming to the TMNT mythos?

Check back on Thursday for the full Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8th.

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My Favorite Coming of Age Movies – PART 1

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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Part 1Part 2

After staring at my movie collection trying to come up with an article idea (secrets revealed), I noticed a lot of coming of age stories. Growing up in a 90 minutes or so movie is no easy feat and these movies often deal with confusing, heartbreaking and even exhilarating time in our lives. They make sense of all the motions of a kid, show guidance in one form or another; they depict turning points in our lives that are all too common and relatable.

The spring is here folks, it’s time to get outside on your bikes, head to summer camp, make new friends, find trouble, get out of a pickle or steal a first kiss. But if you’re like me and have grown up into a life of responsibilities, there’s always nostalgia.

Here is part 1 of My Favorite Coming of Age Movies, tell me yours in the comments below or on twitter #comingofage.

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Movies To See In 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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2013 has come and gone and my thoughts on the best movies of last year can be seen here. Now it’s 2014 it’s another year for great movies; here is a list of movies I’m most looking forward to seeing and can only hope they don’t let me down.

I didn’t forget the big ones that may appear on a lot of lists (X-men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America), I might even watch them; they just didn’t end up on my radar.

What are you warming up to see? Shout out in the comments below.

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The Case For Good TV

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The Case For Good TV

Television has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last several years. For whatever reason the draw to TV shows has been growing while it almost feels like the attention given to films has been decreasing. For film lovers and theater aficionados this is quite alarming, and for those who love nothing more than curling up on the couch to enjoy their media – a dream come true. What is it that has caused this shift in pop culture? Can we boil it down into an easily absorb-able Internet blog article? We’re about to find out! (more…)

The X-Files Rewatch Wrapup

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The X-Files Season 9

I started this rewatch with one purpose, to find out if this final season was as bad as I remembered.  The X-Files had enjoyed a fairly sizable audience for most of its run, but fan’s jumped ship in droves during the airing of this final season.  Was it simply because of X-Files fatigue?  Had the show gone on too long?  Was Mulder that big of a draw that the show couldn’t thrive without him?

After watching the nineteen episodes that make up season nine…I might have an answer.  Continue reading to find out more, see the complete scoreboard for season nine, and the final score for the season on a whole.

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The X-Files Rewatch – THE TRUTH

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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This is it, the series finale of The X-Files.  This show has had the greatest mysteries, the most disturbing monsters, and the best characters of any show I’ve ever watched.  Without a doubt it’s a classic and will certainly be remembered for years and years and years.  Over the course of nine years the show has built up quite a lot of unanswered questions about the mythology, would this finale answer them all or leave us hanging once again?

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The X-Files Rewatch – SUNSHINE DAYS

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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It’s the penultimate episode of one of the longest running sci-fi series on TV, what absolutely amazing monster of the week case will they go out with?  If you said “Benjamin Linus from Lost creates The Brady Bunch house with his mind”…you’d be right…unfortunately.

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The X-Files Rewatch – RELEASE

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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If I’ve learned one thing from this re-watch of season 9 of The X-Files it’s this, I really love John Doggett.  His character brings so much to the series that without him, I can’t help but feel as though this final season would have been even worse.  Of course it’s only appropriate that they would give him his own episode to wrap up the most important Doggett storyline…the death of his son Luke.

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