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Haileys and Bumblebees – Robots Root 3 Jan 2018

 

The only three things I can find to be positive about Bumblebee: The Damn Movie are, in no particular order:

  1. No Michael Bay
  2. Bumblebee is a Bug FFS
  3. Hailey Steinfeld

Maybe that WAS the right order.

Robot’s Root!

  • This comparison between Force Awakens and the Knights of the Old Republic storyline was pretty good. Had I any knowledge of the latter, maybe I would have detected some of this. Or not.
  • Every time Neil Blomkamp posts concept art from his axe-murdered Alien 5 treatment, I get frustrated.
  • I know this isn’t the most popular opinion, but I for one would want to see those extra hours of Blade Runner 2049… speaking of which, Ridley Scott’s elder man ego is spinning out… these comments are nuts.
  • This quote from Guillermo del Toro was amusing mostly because he criticized the design. I feel him.
  • Rian Johnson is supposedly set to begin filming scenes for the new trilogy in 2018… without a script, or even a stated concept… so at most, I hope it’s establishing shot set pieces… I mean, a road is nice. I like roads.
  • The most obvious conclusion reached from the linkbait comments that ‘Thor will undergo a dramatic transformation in Infinity Tole’ is a loss of an arm, as per the comics some years back… I’d like to see Thanos rip a Thor arm off…
  • new octopus alert. ALERT!
  • Hailey Steinfeld wants to be Joss Whedon’s Batgirl, if these misleading interview comments are to be believed. I would not mind. She’s fit, athletic, has a great expressive face, and has been acting since she was a wee one (remember True Grit? Long before the pop singer phase)… I had a different fantasy casting for this role, but maybe we’ll get to that sometime in 2018 on the podcast if a couple of other rubes get their shit together…
  • On the heels of the failed Dark Universe, Paramount is hurtling forward with the Hasbroverse, announcing dates for GI Joe, Micronauts and others… despite not having scripts or a plan. Sounds about right. Dungeons and Dragons AGAIN. Guh.
  • Here’s an interview with Neal Scanlan about creature work on TLJ… if you are into that sort of thing, which I am…
  • I still can’t even with this fever dream. It might be great. Mortal Engines…
  • I have an intense need to clean up and sort this mess… while eating THIS, of course.
  • Lung and I traded finds in this vein… this was my favorite of the Star Wars ones. Still looking for the perfect Deckard one.
  • Mark L Smith has been tasked as writer for Tarantino’s Star Trek film… I mean… someone rubbed a lamp somewhere right?
  • I enjoy radical fan theories where the main character is dead. Works with almost any movie.
  • Would Darkseid have helped or hurt Justice League? I think, as Kevin Smith described it, it would have made an effective tether for the next film.
  • Great honest trailer about Return of the Toleyou… except for the grating mispronunciation of Maori…
  • The new Annihilation trailer is already showing too much. I’m on blackout. But I can’t wait.
  • They do look pretty New Mutanty… love the Lockheed puppet…
  • Cloverfield 3 comes out in April… but with no name yet and no promos. Which is fine. They played it fast and loose with the last “sequel”… I’m still on board, ESPECIALLY if it is indeed space based as rumored. The cast alone!
  • True Detective S03 is shaping up to be pretty exciting to this guy: three time periods, the Ozarks, now Dorff joins Ali? Damn

That’s all for today. Back to cooking them Porgs…

Why are they Looking at Harley Changing Dunno -11 April 2016

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The new SS trailer, which I again told myself I wouldn’t watch and then immediately watched, gives a good deal more dialog and a few new story beats. I like everything I’m seeng and hearing. After Civil War and Preacher, this next in my hotlist. Speaking of hotlist… that Harley though…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPu1qUM3voM

In other news…

Related, Ayers tweeted an amusing takedown on the ‘comedic reshoots’ thing…
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/6 … s#/slide/1

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Old school RPG joke!

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PREACHER I CANT EVEN.
I was watching the sneak clip they released today (love the S curve) and was just so down. I still am thrilled that two of the best actors from Misfits are in this.
http://www.amc.com/shows/preacher/video … s-premiere

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Supposedly we’ll know casting and director assignments on Captain Marvel this summer or thereabouts. Cross fingers…
http://io9.gizmodo.com/well-find-out-wh … 1770273297

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Kris brought this up in our last Robot-Kraken podcast, but Sister of the Snake Jessica Henwick has been cast as Colleen Wing in the new Iron Fist series. Most excellent. Especially not blonde.
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/01/ir … ca-henwick

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Rumored for a few months, Cinemax admits officially that Rogen and co. are developing The Boys for the premium channel. I hope they go ALL IN on this one. Anything less than that will feel like a pale impersonation of what the comic maybe sounds like if someone were to tell your grandmother about it or something. Same issue with the Nemesis project, and I suppose what apparently plagues Powers.
http://www.newsarama.com/28715-report-t … nemax.html

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I am less enthused about the producer of Chuck developing a US version of Misfits. I don’t see how they’re going to get there from here.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-us-remake-of … 1769836999

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Here’s an idea: disguise a handgun as a Nintendo pistol. What could go wrong. Way to illustrate how seriously you take firearm handling.
http://mashable.com/2016/04/09/glock-ni … JEArFteiqa

So, another podcast will be recorded tonight, but assuming we survive it, see you here tomorrow for more news dorkery.


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For Your Considerbation and other things 24 Feb 2016

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“For Your ConsiderBation”
http://geektyrant.com/news/ryan-reynold … r-campaign

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1. Dont Let Them In if They are 6′-8″ Tall and Carrying a Vulcan Cannon and Unfamiliar and Talk Wrong:Welp. I’ll be in my bunker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVlhMGQgDkY

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2. Because They Say So: Wolverine 3 will be R rated but, like, totally not because of Deadpool, and stuff.
http://geektyrant.com/news/final-wolver … f-deadpool

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3. Speaking of the Bandwagon: Now they’re describing the upcoming D&D film as Guardians meets Middle Earth. Le sigh. Ironically enough, I think a referential, humorous take on a D&D film is possibly the most viable way to go, tapping into the reality of most campaign sessions. My other idea was better though: take a page from Guardians of the Flame, and drop the gamers INTO the game, and have them immediately raped, killed, and enslaved. That was some serious shit to read at age 11!
http://collider.com/dungeons-and-dragons-movie-story/

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4. Why Do I Still Feel Guilty, Kaiju?: Stephen DeKnight has been tapped to direct Pacific Rim 2. Why is this a thing? Beyond further favorable progress on that film in general? He was largely responsible for Netflix’s Daredevil. I’m pre-sold!
http://deadline.com/2016/02/pacific-rim … 201708221/

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5. RIP Douglas Slocombe: Genre fans will know his work most from films like Raiders of the Lost Ark… a long, fruitful life lived, I think. 103! What I was most delighted to learn was that he was self-taught…

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6. As If We Didn’t Have Enough to Worry About: Cranes toppling over and crushing folks is bad enough, but now you might get hit by raccoon shit. Or worse: a raccoon!
http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/04/racc … rane-poop/

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7. What’s Worse?: That no one, as Lung suggested, even understand this reference, or that Trump mania has led to this much cultural integration?
http://boingboing.net/2016/02/23/donald … -mask.html

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8. There, they fixed it: Good work!
http://www.heroicgirls.com/how-one-comi … s-mistake/

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9. A Tiny Bit Streamlined: Best look yet at Ant-Man’s revised design for Cap 3. I really liked the original, though. If anything, I wish it had been even more rudimentary, given the theoretical time period in which it was created in the origin story…
http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic … ar-costume

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10. Maybe this WILL Get Eyeballs: I was a little skeptical of DC’s ‘supers office comedy’ but they’re certainly casting it with the right people to get folks interested. Venessa Cudgens brings in the young mainstream crowd, Danny Pudi brings the weird, dorky types that loved him on Community (like me) and Alan Tudyk is practically fan-service.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic … stina-kirk

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11. Finally Why the Choices: I was already struggling with the red and black Daredevil armor, and the use of armor in the first place… then Punisher’s look came along and hope returned… but now we see a full shot of Elektra and it’s… black with a red sorta blouse or something? I mean… why the red at all? I was actually hoping that the reason they didn’t give him the straight up red costume was that they planed on introducing Elektra in the all red get-up. But now I don’t know… I mean, it will be 100% minimum awesome. This is clear. But still…


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