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Deep Fakes and Roguish Rakes – Robots Root 19 Oct 2018

Listen, I’ve been advocating for Han Solo loud and long, but I have to say, it’s surreal and delightful to see this deep fake amalgamation of a youngish Harrison Ford’s face onto this footage.

That said, somewhere in space, this may all be happening right NOW:

  • I wasn’t interested in the Kid Who Would be King until I realized Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish is directing it. So there might be some interesting there there.
  • This piece on nostalgic memory vs reality in comics is a good one: like the writer, I too favored Dakota North at the time, despite not really understanding why. Or rather, for specific reasons beyond the character and story. Because unlike the writer, i DID read the books and still have them, and I hated the art and the story. But I liked the use of a non-supers character in an unusual environment (spy + fashion) for a genre, and also, I really liked the haircut in the banner image. I used her a number of times in the Marvel RPG.
  • Speaking of Marvel, here’s your first live-action view of that new Spidey Suit. Plus parkour. No pressure, dude.
  • What are the chances the Joker film is trolling snoops with this 60’s Batman era Batmobile?
  • I really dig this new Daredevil S03 poster. I LOT. It’s evocative on a number of levels.
  • I only read a few paragraphs of this Prospect review, as I plan to see it with as open mind as possible (already accidentally spoiled something for myself within, dammit tole) but here you go.
  • I’m not a follower of the DC CW stuff, but points for including the black costume for Superman that we should have had in Batman V Superman.
  • Anti-zombie tips you can follow along with at home. I mean, I hope you don’t have to. But still, can’t hurt.
  • I’m not sure what is more news news here: that Flash is delayed, or that WB confirmed they are dumping Cavill and Affleck. I mean, it’s not really news. But still, I’m disappointed. I liked both of those guys.
  • Honest Thief is already an interesting premise (sort of an anti-Heat) but that it comes from the producer’s of the excellent Ozark… even better!

  • Here’s a pretty aesthetically pleasing Battle Angel- Alita poster. I’m into it.
  • Legit fourth wall action here, Sean Bean being the target in the Hitman 2 game.
  • A brief history of Mandalorian representation in canon… it’s all over the place.

That’s all for tonight. Dream of jetpacks and young rogues…

Thats Just Lazy Writing – Robots Root 9 Feb 2018

Deadpool 2’s new trailer is pretty much spot on what you’d expect, and it works perfectly. Favorite detail: Chunk’s shirt from Goonies! I love it.

  • In Movies that Aren’t Black Widow News: Milla Jovovich has replaced Olivia Munn in Hummingbird. I think she’ll do a fine job but I was looking forward to Munn, who, for all the other obvious reasons i’d be on board about it, hasn’t had a series role like this to date and I was interested in seeing how she’d work.
  • The magical world of what Netflix buys and for what reason continues to intrigue me: for three different reports I’ve read, it appears Abrams and crew new the whole ‘slap Cloverfield references on a sci fi film’ experiment was collapsing, so they sold the project to Netflix for $50M, putting them in the green, as it exceeded their production budget and more importantly allowed them to sidestep the quagmire of marketing costs. Netflix paid a huge sum (though half of the total for Bright) even though they fully understood what they were getting. To say they bought it for post-Super Bowl buzz alone seems almost cynical to write, but that’s the space Netflix is operating in, with the original content streaming wars. We used to ooh and ahh and tsskĀ  the outrageous prices for Super Bowl ad time, but that’s an incredible sum just to convince the 5 remaining non-Netflix subscribers to join, and the remaining 99.9999999% of the civilized world to stay on the service. Which is not to say I won’t watch the film (I will) and BTW, Robot-Kraken Podcast guest host Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons implored me to watch Bright, saying it was actually pretty good. SO! More on both projects in next month’s show, I’m guessing.
  • Drunk History features Nichelle Nichols which is pretty awesome. I’d watch it but something in it tripped the sensors in my current host country, so it’ll have to wait.
  • The most reassuring thing about the details on Harrison Ford’s advisory role on Han Solo is reading that he basically just bullshitted about his experience and what Lucas was always talking about, and then just said, go nuts! Paycheck for light aircraft repair bills… but also, no pushing about the impression or some big speech about looking like a young Harrison Ford, just insights into how Ford felt Solo ticked. Pretty great, actually.
  • Apparently the Venom trailer will be released while I’m flying across the Pacific. Either I’ll land to accolades or scorn. About the trailer, not my arrival. Everyone’s excited.
  • Jessica Jones S02 is imminent, and the full trailer looks great. Tone is consistent, actors remain solid… PLUS the addition of Expanse’s Terry Chen (Prax Meng) in a very different role than we last saw for him. That’s AWESOME.
  • So, not sure, but Titan looks like it might be B-Movie material. However it ALSO reads as a video summary of my entire TRDL Universe situation, more or less, so. There’s that! Accidental marketing.
  • I’m sure you’ve seen this by now, but this fan-made alternate opening for Force Awakens is pretty rad. Not for what it was intended, because the mystery and interest in the setting of Jakku was perfect as-is and didn’t need explaining. But rather, just to see them tow a Star Destroyer carcass to a jumk planet and then dump it. The movie made it feel, without explanations, like it crashed there from an aerial battle… never thought of it as wreckage being cleared from dangerous hyperspace traffic areas or what have you. Star Wars has always played loose with the idea of space junk. It’s only there when serving the plot.
  • Delos Destinations viral is making me HOT HOT HOT!
  • This whole exchange on ‘the mutant cure’ is hilarious.
  • An articulated, jet boot sorta havin, repulsor sorta usin, ultra rad Iron Man cosplay… but doods IT CHARGES HIS IPHONE TOO.

 

Finally, I leave you with this: yawning is contagious.

Wes Anderson Makes Everything Better – 21 Dec 2016

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Today is the dawn of a NEW ERA. Hope returns to the world. Behold: Wes Anderson rambles his way through announcing his next project. YAY! link!

Meanwhile:

– Photos of Blade Runner 2 are continuing to seep into the interwebs, further showing Ryan Gosling suited up and fully immersed in the world and Harrison Ford’s Decker (retired) apparently not requiring a costume at all at this point. At least he took the earring out. link! … I do appreciate the effort they are putting into reminding us that Roger Deacon is on the project, and largely, green screens are not. link!

– Matthew McCoughnehhysysyee notes again that he’d be down to reprise his role as Rust Cole, in True Detective, because OF COURSE HE WOULD. It was solid gold. link!

– Lung and I have been lamenting the further superheroification of Batman’s costume in this pic. It’s not all bad: he has two suits in Justice League: one being the same deal as BVS but with more black, and one being the ‘TACTICAL SUIT” which is code for MORE ARMOR BITS AND RANDOM SEAMS. link!

– Another pic of Katherine Waterston on the set of Alien:Covenant is out, and she looks suitable blanched and stark, as she should for this project (it’s like some sort of before/after companion to how she looked in Inherent Vice. While alive. Anyway, also, James Franco is in it? What? link!

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-This is a feed you can find if you look for it. NOT A WOLF. Kills me.

– Netflix is tripping me out how they are able to have projects in production without people even knowing about them. For example, here’s another one: Travelers. What??? Anyway, i’m on board, i just can’t believe I didn’t know they had time cops or whatever cooking and we didn’t even know. link!

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– Lastly, just in time for the holidays: recreating the more dangerous scenes from Home Alone. We just watched this with the kids. Zoe is the target age and was cackling and rolling around. Matteo was too young and just stared at it and said things like ‘is that ALLOWED?’ (answer: no)… link!


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Home Again Home Again Jiggity Jig – 20 Dec 2016

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Welp, while I would argue that visuals would be the LEAST of the risk factors in bringing a Blade Runner sequel to life, I’m 100% on board and plan to love it. link!

Meanwhile, in space:

– The lead (1st officer) in ST: Discovery has been cast. A favorite of fans of Walking Dead: Sonequa Martin Green…
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– Pretty good example of nerd press going apeshit as they’ve been manipulated into doing: Megan Fox buys some Poison Ivy/Harley books and expresses interest in the role, and all of a sudden it’s a thing. I could generate a pretty solid list of projects Megan Fox might have an interest it. Not that I have any particular issue with her or her in that role. Though I prefer when she’s not playing the ‘hottest girl in the room’ character type. She HAS played other variations. Such as ‘hottest girl in the room who is actually somewhat nerdy’. hahaha. link!

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– I still have no idea if Aquaman will be good or not. But he DOES look good. That’s at least something, right? link!

– Build your own mecha gloves. And do me a favor, build me some too. link!

– Ouch. Smearing Tilda Swindon can backfire. link!

– The word on the street is that Han Solo starts filming in Spring. Rogue One pulled off retconning in the best possible way, not hashing into the story that pre-existed, but supplementing it. Much more difficult challenge ahead for this film. link!

– I have very little confidence in this film. But the reason i bring it up is that it makes me think that the costume designers must rejoice when modern John Cusack is cast, because they can take the time allocated to him and spend it on Angry Birds or whatever. Because same. Every time. And he dresses this way in realLife by the way. I saw him at Rose City Comic Con, same deal. link!

– Jessica Camacho has been cast as Gypsy on Arrow. Now look, I haven’t seen her work, and I haven’t come across Gypsy as a character since flipping through the DC Who’s Who books in the 80s… this character needs an update badly (even Marvel has bypassed a lot of that cultural trope, at least on film, with Scarlet Witch) but it’s again good to see actors of different ethnicities in these roles. link!

– The teaser was already great, and of course I was presold, but this full trailer for John Wick 2 is GREAT. link!

– Plus, misc. items thus:

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Corey Smith’s DD Redesign looks AWESOME, but I’ve always felt it is key that DD’s look not broadcast he is blind. There are plenty of characters where this is a thing, and I love it, but his secret identity and a good chunk of his character concept is based on this being hidden.

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Best VENN Diagram ever

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I noted this in our Robot-Kraken Instagram (Red Tentacle) but this was one of my favorite parts from the recent Darth Vader comics. He THREW the lightsaber and broke a Y-Wing, like it’s no thing.

Anyway, the force is with you and you are one with the force, if you’re lucky…


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Spider-Man-ISH and other things 21 Mar 2016

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On Robot-Kraken last time, I mentioned I had a shot of the full Spidey costume from Civil War… well, it turns out, on closer inspection, and by closer inspection, I mean sourcing the photo I had and backing it into the origin post, it was fan-art. Still, not too shabby, and certainly not an offensive design to me. I quite like it.
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/captain_a … an-a131967

In other news…

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1. I’ll show YOU a Hard-Water Object: Amber Heard is apparently confirmed for Mera, Queen of Atlantis, in the upcoming Aquaman film. From what I read, and being a Marvel Zombie I had to research her, she’s like Aquaman but can use water-based telekinesis, or something. Isn’t that what Aqualad can do? I dunno. Anyway, Amber Heard. Presumably in some sort of bikini.
http://nerdist.com/amber-heard-confirms … d-aquaman/

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2. What Could Go Wrong: Netflix won a protracted bidding war for Will Smith’s Bright, a fantasy film that is to be written by Max Landis and directed by David Ayers, snatching it away from Warner Brothers. This is an interesting thing: Netflix gobbled up a mainstream tentpole action movie with the star and director of Suicide Squad and the writer of savvy genre material like Chronicle. They will be spending easily over $100M before this is done, and that’s excluding marketing. NETFLIX.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/19/11269 … -finalized

On the other hand:
“In the film, Smith will play a (human) police officer who joins up with an orc played by Edgerton to find a magic wand that could do some damage in the wrong hands. In the world of the film, humans live alongside fantastical beings (like orcs and fairies). Naturally, the police have a unit committed to solving supernatural crime.”

god damn iot I hate Shadowrun.

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3. Give me your clothes. NOW: The headlining articles on this story involved a fembot and hints of Ex Machina style would you/wouldn’t you… but I was more interested in THIS HOT MESS HERE.
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/16/could-yo … robot.html

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Meanwhile, spoiler detail about Killer Croc’s powers in SS…

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4. Put that Sizzlechest Away: In this bit for Kimmel, Cavill sat around Times Square under a Batman V Superman sign, in a Supes t-shirt, and went unrecognized. Look, he was recognized. He was undressed and sexually savaged by men and women that saw him. This is just New York. They didn’t have time or interest in letting him know about it, that’s all. It’s like how that limber asian dancer was with me in college. WE KNOW WHAT SHE WAS THINKING.
http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-ca … are-2016-3

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5. For Admission Are in Progress: I don’t post all the excellent linkbaity Buzzfeed posts that come my way, but this one had staying power. Lung, I shot pizza out my nose, and I wasn’t even eating pizza.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/shayanroy/bathi … .pdXMXl52w

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6. Lebouf Rebuffed: Old news today, but last week it was announced that Spielberg and Koepp were cooking up Indy 5 starring Ford (not Pratt) and the post Force Awakens crowd melted into butter.
http://geektyrant.com/news/spielberg-hi … na-jones-5

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Last item: I’m about half way through Daredevil S02, and Dapper is at least three behind me. We’ve already been getting spoilery comments regarding the podcast. Spare my sensitive eyes and ears, and give me the week to finish the season up, then we can jaw about it…


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Gyrating Jawas and Other Things 26 Jan 2016

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ITEM: So, I’ve watched parts of this hot mess like three times in the last few days, mostly in the process of trying to rickroll friends into watching it. Which doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch it. You totally should. Otherwise, you’d miss Boba Fett doing a jaunty dance, Padme and her dear daddy Vader doing sexytime dances, and a writhing Slave Leia doing moves I]m surprised Disney authorized. This apparently came from one of the Disney parks. It’s so surreal seeing dancers doing a medley of pop dances in familiar SW costumes… it feels so weird and wrong. I’ve seen those old ones with Vader and Stormtroopers poplocking or whatever, but this one went way beyond. So weird.
https://www.facebook.com/hobbygarage/vi … 386608375/

The best part of the whole thing? The autotranslation of the blurb that accompanied the post:

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GOOD SUPER FIRE!

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ITEM: I have to say, and say, and say: why can’t we just have 95 minutes (not too many) of raging Batman raging hard against Superman. That’s all I want out of this movie. I LOVE how he PUNCtuates his STATEments with EMPHasis. Bad ass! Go Batfleck!
http://geektyrant.com/news/batman-and-s … -superman1

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Speaking of, I just saw on thefacebooks that someone screencapped a clip from the Batman Maybe Dream Sequence with Maybe Parademons that appears to show Darkseid’s omega symbol in the earthworks in the background. Assuming this wasn’t photochopped. I don’t remember this scene…

Update: better image:
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Also, new trailer is out with very little new content, favorably frankly, but what I thought was most amusing was that the first three times I tried to see it, it had been removed thanks to a copyright claim by Turkish Airlines. I wonder if this is an example of those copyright bots going nuts, even when it was legitimate use.
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/watch- … 0-6434167/

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Oh, and by the way, supposedly WW is 5000 years old, and in ‘retirement’ due to being overwhelmed by man’s brutaility… which is an odd story point. It puts quite a different spin on the events of the WW solo film (that can’t be her first foray into the world during WWI then… this makes no sense)… but hey, Snyder, whatever.
http://geektyrant.com/news/wonder-woman … v-superman

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ITEM: Another movie I had no interest in, and MAYYYYBE has elevated to Blu-Ray viewing status if nothing else: WoW. I love Duncan Jones, but I have soooo much fantasy movie fatigue. I didn’t even try and watch the Hobbits. But I DO like that we have a human/orc buddy cop situation happening here. Who will be the love interest they playfully compete over in between extended CGI violence encounters? Another species? I vote Drow. Do they have Drow in WoW?
http://geektyrant.com/news/first-exciti … r-warcraft

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ITEM: Today’s Rognarok rumor: the film will include Planet Hulk.. which I’m absolutely in favor of (not that I read those books or anything)…
http://www.geek.com/news/exclusive-hulk … d-1645446/

Also, it’s all but confirmed that Hela will be the big bad in Ragnarok, which works for me.
http://geektyrant.com/news/thor-ragnaro … ing-around

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ITEM: Screen Rant put together a video about scenes cut from the Force Awakens. The narrative is weirdly apologetic, but I found a few interesting. I actually have that Snowspeeder in a box as a future gift for my kids.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PlI-rMZpIc

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ITEM: What is even HAPPENING with Harrison Ford now? Yachts to buy?
http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/mo … ison-ford/

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ITEM: Avatar blinked. Kind of funny, given all of Cameron’s bluster, cracks me up imagining him finding out that Disney bumped Star Wars VIII to Xmas 2017.
http://www.thewrap.com/james-camerons-a … exclusive/


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