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Bruce Wayne Drinks Martinis – Robots Root 2 January 2018

Jon Hamm as Bruce Wayne is all I’ve ever wanted, suddenly. Where all the photomanips are, can’t tell you.

Belated Root! This was written and scheduled to post right before Xmas… but since the Internet is now ruined, it did not.

  • Good news. The Dark Phoenix movie swears it passes the Bechdel Test. Pretttttty low bar, but then again, look what we’ve become.
  • Just failed to resist watching the new BP international trailer. I swear this one is going to be almost as fun color theory as Coco… the shots are breathtakingly arranged.
  • I just read this satirical article about how terrible A-Wings are… and it reminded me: I used to hate, but now love, B-Wings. Somewhere in my late 30’s I fell in love with asymmetry. Admittedly the Falcon still bothers me, but it’s more of a line of sight thing.
  • I don’t mind waiting until 2019 for a Stranger Things 3. It takes time to do it right. My one concern is that kids age up pretty rapidly. But hey. Can’t stop biology.
  • Supposedly a Ben Kenobi film will begin production in 2019 for release in 2020. I still have my doubts on this project, if it’s on Tattooine. I’d like to mine a different well and tell a story that doesn’t involve that planet. I can imagine a number of interesting explorations post Ep VIII that could be fun, and even pair a few legacy characters in an interesting way. What if he goes into hiding but Boba Fett is on the hunt? We could see him on the run across numerous cool worlds, and outsmarting the supposedly best bounty hunter in the galaxy, a cat and mouse game where the pair are almost equal, until Kenobi lands in Tattooine and manages to stay below Fett’s radar despite his employer in IV. There, Disney. Free.
  • I didn’t think I’d be interested, but hot damn is this animation style not working for this project! Looks awesome.
  • Jessica Jones S02 trailer is up. My favorite detail was her receiving a Maleev cover as a painting or some such.
  • My response to the Battle Angel Alita trailer was initially so severe I didn’t have interest in actually WATCHING it. The eyes killed me. But I finally did. And you know what? I still think this literal reaction to anime is an art school experiment gone awry… but the rest of it looks like good cyberpunk. I really like the translucency and detail in her arms.
  • Your chance of being accidentally murdered by a pizza bot in SF has reduced dramatically. And by accidentally,  I mean on purpose, because robots.
  • I WOULD TOLLY GO.
  • This is supposedly a model test for Venom. if true, I’m disappointed. I wanted something less literal, more like the commando version from recent years.
  • The concept for the ongoing series spinning out of What We Do in the Shadows is brilliant.
  • I want those plans.
  • Having apparently learned nothing from the Dark Universe implosion, Paramount have announced a number of release dates for Hasbro properties, without any concept to guide them. There’s some real gems in there… maybe even a Jem… ha. I mean no. But maybe.

Stay tuned for fresh Root, as well as more info on the next Robot-Kraken podcast episode and our upcoming convention appearances, later this week!

ONE PUNCH and other things 21 April 2016

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The Bourne trailer that was teased last night is out today, and it’s 100% awesome of course. My favorites are always the quick little actions he does. In this trailer, it’s the snatch of the Molotov Cocktail. My blurry screencap attempts to show this. Anyway, yeeee.
I love Alicia Vikander and this time is no exception… though I didn’t see Cassell anywhere… or I missed it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4gJsKZvqE4

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I really like Denzel’s character hopping behind his horse for cover… poor horse…
That music though, so much right and so much wrong. This is the problem with early trailers or teasers, where they just hijack other music. The woup-woup-woup-wouuuuup wind-down sound is so out of place. Then again, the second half has a great musical selection.
Anyway, I knew I’d want to see this, being a westersn and given the cast and director. I just can’t shake the disappointment that once again it’s another remake. Of a remake.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deSRpSn8Pyk

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Meanwhile, in a strange inversion, Ken Watanabe will star in a Japanese remake of Unforgiven.
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“Allright, Jorge, rookie mistake…”
I wasn’t planning on watching this on Netflix, as I’m not generally AS’ target market. But I read it’s pretty Grosse Point-esque, and from the trailer, I saw a few things of interest, so what the hell.
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When I first saw these photos, I was mostly unnerved by that scalp he’s holding in one of them (SAVAGE EMPIRISTS!) but as this pointed out, also of note is that the cockpit Harry is sitting in is an A-Wing. Cool! Love that ship. And all other ships.
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I don’t even… Hershey’s sales are down, so they are moving to meat snacks as an emerging market. YET. No bacon infused chocolates? It’s RIGHT THERE.
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This isn’t going to sit well with all the rabid haters of the non-asian lead in the film, but Sam Yoshiba, director of the international business division at Kodnasha, has indicated being impressed after visiting the NZ production lots (well, so did Gibson after seeing Mnemonic sets) and the company has clarified they are in favor of the casting (because cashmoney) so…
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And in the best news I’ve heard in YEARS, there are whispers and hints and such that Goldblum will join a supers film in the near future. I don’t give a SHIT what it is. Have him play Stilt Man. WHATEVER. Take my money.
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I’m really looking forward to the Night Manager. Everything I see of Tom Hiddleston impresses me.
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Apparently they are still retooling the Terminator franchise, but without Emilia Clarke. Let’s be fair, here: she wasn’t the problem with Gensys… and Genesys itself on the whole was a much better movie than people like to make it out to be, I think. We podcasted about that.
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Supposedly Sherlock 3 is cooking… now, I love these films and that they exist, so I’m happy to hear about a continuation.
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That’s all for now. Go stroke your scalps…


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