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Clark Kenpo Karate – Robots Root 18 May 2018

I’m stoked on the new M:I trailer. I really want to see mustachio’d Caville wrecking a bathroom. And not in the way I usually wreck it.

This is happening IN THE FUTURE (because I’m in Jakarta) but also in the past (because I’ve been out of network for 2 days):

  • “Journey to Wakanda: a cross between the Jetsons and a 90s JET Magazine” Honest Trailer for Black Panther. Dead on. I just rewatched it on the plane. One thing that was more aggravating the second time around was the rubbery CGI. This BTS video of that aspect of production is really interesting. I just cant shake though how much the rubbery physics took me out of the immersion of those scenes. He never looked real doing his super movements. And frankly, I prefer the look of the practical work. Check this side by side:

 

  • I’d be so down with a USGrant biopic from Spielberg and DiCaprio. It seems tailor-made for them.
  • Someone, somewhere, greenlit a Pennyworth series, featuring Alfred and Thomas Wayne in the 60s. I mean.
  • Look, I don’t know if these sneaky snaps of S01 style black costume Daredevil are to be flashbacks or a return to the old school I loved so much, but either way, 10:1 that’s Bullseye he’s sparring with.
  • Interesting comments from Simon Pegg, that Tarantino’s ST script won’t be madcap, but more respectful of the franchise. That’s refreshing actually. I’d like it either way, probably, just as I loved Waititi’s good-natured abuse of the MCU. But I’m more interested in seeing what Tarantino would do when trying to play nicely with someone else’s toys, rather than just Warren Ellising the hell out of it, so to speak. Not to be confused with THIS project, also discussed this week…
  • While Agents of SHIELD’s relationship with the MCU has been controversial and one sided at best, I do like what I’m seeing: the final season is being delayed until after Avengers 4 comes out. No accident there…
  • It’s not entirely the first time I’ve read fan theories about The Dark Knight’s Joker having a military background, but FFS it’s Patton Oswalt so of course it’s such a well defined and executed theory I can’t even. I’m in! I also love, tangentially, the idea that some have proposed: that the SS’ Joker is a former Robin. Unrelated really, but there it is.
  • Zombieland 2 with the original cast??? It’s like a fever dream made real.
  • I was thinking on the plane, watching a film with a lot of scenes with little or no dialog (The Hostiles) how much I’d be interested in an action movie with no dialogue. There have been more than a few contemporary films over the years with no script, though I’ve wondered if and how there are screenwriter credits for such projects. Anyway, I was imagining a John Wick with no dialog. Damn. Anyway, they greenlit a Snake Eyes solo film. Maybe thats an opportunity. I mean, there’s no way Paramount would screw this up right?
  • Feige kinda sorta confirmed there’s a plan for Kamala Khan’s teen, Muslim Ms. Marvel in the MCU. Which is a good thing, because if Marvel doesnt use the whole Phase 4 thing to bring a younger, more diverse and interesting view of the marvel world to screen, then they are dumb as rocks. Space rocks.
  • holy crap, Villaneuve’s Dune is actually moving forward. STOKE!
  • This supposed plot-summary for Obi-Wan is yawnerrific. Can’t we just have space Lone Wolf and Cub already?
  • The coolest thing I’ve ever seen, Mayan pop culture monsters specific.
  • How dope is it that Nolan released a restored ‘original’ cut of 2001 complete with grain? I mean, what a project.

Hokay… back to watching the world burn…

Luc Besson has Such Wonderful Toys – 10 November 2016

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So, the full Valerian trailer looks as much like a remake of the SW Prequels as it does Luc Besson’s Heavy Metal fueled adolescent fantasy stew meat, like an upgraded fifth element. Nothing even critical in that statement, really.
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ITEM: First look at Kong from Skull Island… he looks like an ape. A damn, dirty ape. With red underfur detailing, much like that new Japanese Gojira with the weird dildo tail.
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ITEM: It’s apparently DYSTOPIAN CYBERPUNK FUTURE THURSDAY. Right on the heels of Idiocracy: the Documentary this week, we have this series of straight-up cyberpunk articles:

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1. AI Lip Reading meets 2001 Levels.
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2. Paralyzed Limbs Triggered into Action via Cyberware
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3. Secret Nazi Base Discovered in Remote Arctic Island (bonus points: few days later, mysterious electronic ping coming from the depths near Nova Scotia, AND a lost nuke discovered while hunting sea cucumbers)
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ITEM: Tesla coil powered gatling gun (for 35mm film canisters) because reasons. Think of it as proof of concept for something super violent and awesome.
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ITEM: I was hoping for a cool, darker Black Hole, actually. That seems like a stupid sentence construction, now that I look at it. Anyway, I’m still nostalgic about the toys of my youth, especially crushed whatsisface.
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ITEM: Ciaran ‘Mance Rayder’ Hinds has been cast as Steppenwolf… or his voice and mo-cap. It’s sort of like Josh Brolin as Thanos… it helps just imagining who it’s CGI’d all over.
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ITEM: Lung sent this to me the day I was flying down to LA, and I got over-excited thinking it was the full trailer. It’s just another 3 second clip. But it’s straight up old school GiTS and one of her best moments ever from the series, so I liked it very much.
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ITEM: In other news, every interesting character from the Marvel Netflix universe is in Defenders. EVERY ONE. Just like last week. But more.
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Its not Anal and Stuff Just Anal – 16 June 2016

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Albinoraven, who we’ve covered before here on R-K, did this awesome piece of Nice Guys fan art. I love it. I keep coming back to it for extra saucy details. I didn’t even notice the film reel the first three times.

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How is this a thing? I love it. BA Barracus LEGO!

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“this is a rebellion, isn’t it?”

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I mentioned this in one of our recent podcasts, but the FF8 cast includes two Game of Toles actors… see if you can spot them. One will melt your underwear, word of warning.

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This is a thing, somewhere, somewhen.

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I should mention that the new Voltron cartoon on Netflix is done by the studio that did Airbender, and features voice acting by Tyler Labine and Rhys Darby. I listen to this from the other room and can’t stop getting sucked in because of those two guys.

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Note: Scarlet and Scarlett… and pizza…

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Here’s concept art, partly-unused and partly-used, from Phil Saunders on the War machine used in Civil War. I love this version.

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Tyler Hoechlin, recently in “Everybody Wants Some!!”, has been cast as Superman in Supergirl S02, and that isn’t bad, really. Still doesn’t match my mental image, but not a bad actor selection.
http://geektyrant.com/news/supergirl-fi … r-hoechlin

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Video Game Preview Junction, Part 01:

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Starwars: Battlefront Bespin Expansion Pack… as Lung squeeeeeed to me via email: AT-ATs on Bespin! I have this game. The pack is part of Season Pass, which I don’t have, but could have, if someone were to come over and stuff.
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/traile … n#/slide/1

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The new Spidey game preview is getting mixed reviews for the costume, but while I don’t personally need white in my red/blue Spidey gear, it’s a fine design in and of itself. In fact, if the white were black, it would be pretty organically aligned with the Civil War look. It even has those optics. Note the soles of the feet as well. Looks pretty good, mechanics-wise.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/spider-man-s-new … 1781958742

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PS I bought Overwatch, and played it. Pretty great!

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Evan Peters says he wants to see a Quicksilver/Deadpool movie. Because, uh, there’s somewhere out there SOME actor who wouldn’t want to hitch to that wagon? Maybe Daniel Day Lewis.
http://www.avclub.com/article/evan-pete … ilm-238274

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How is this not a hoax? It’s much too perfect.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/finally-the-iron … 1781834429

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The old Ghostbusters firehouse kit was pretty awesome. But check out this fan-built concept for the new film’s HQ? I love it. The lettering signage…
http://io9.gizmodo.com/i-would-buy-this … 1781889361

I would love to SORT THE HELL OUT OF THIS SET.
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$300 for a sharply edged block of matte resin. I’M IN!
http://io9.gizmodo.com/at-last-you-can- … 1781922668

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Donald Glover has apparently joined Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is a nice touch, given his connection to the character in recent efforts. How great would it be if he WAS Miles Morales???
http://geektyrant.com/news/donald-glove … homecoming

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As pretty as she is, as good a cosplay it is in construction and design, here’s an example of where doing cosplay of a comic costume (or game costume in this case) highlights how awkward it looks in real life. The tenuous clipping of this dress thing just looks so awkward. Kind of like some of the attempts at Morrison era Emma Frost with the magic bustier.
http://geektyrant.com/news/stunning-har … -injustice

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JMS’ initially-solid and soon-hotmess series Rising Stars is apparently in development at MGM, because of course it is. I don’t even have a god image for this, because while I liked the story initially, I never liked the art or the designs….
http://deadline.com/2016/06/rising-star … 201772516/

That’s all, kids. Go practice Bespin AT-AT walking…


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