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Ah Taek Pleashuh in othah people’s HEAD SHOTS – Robot’s Root 1 June 2018

Morrissey has been officially tapped to direct Bond 25! I mean Danny Boyle. More interesting, even, is that he’s bringing his writing partner with him. This could be an intriguing project…

  • Surprising precisely no one, the Silver Sable/ Black Cat film from Sony with no tie in to the character that defines their existence, is very likely dead.
  • However, Legion has been greenlit for a third season! Don’t lose your nerve, Fox. I’m watching you.
  • Now you too (can’t really) have a TARS of your own.
  • Good lord! Lung turned me onto this DEEP study into the symbolism of Fury Road. I just thought it looked cool.
  • Body Bags, Jason Pearson’s old indie project (which I loved) is finally happening as a film from the Wickosphere… with Dave Bautista as Mack. That it’s called ‘Dogtown’ rather than Body Bags’ makes me wonder if we’re going to see it pull away from the randomness of the aesthetics of the book, including Mack’s mask and Panda’s busting at the seams cheerleader outfit and fro.
  • I’m not sure if it will pan out as much as it could via the premise, but Peppermint is at least notableĀ in that I’m all for female led revenge action movies to offset all the male ones. It will be interesting to see if the ‘fridging’ talk will change now that it is the husband and daughter being killed as a plot device.
  • This animatronic achievement may or may not haunt your dreams, but it feels closer to Ghost in the Shell geishas than Pirates of the Caribbean drunk robots…
  • Sesame Street already lost their lawsuit. I love it.
  • The Sisters Brothers… could be a thing…
  • Han Solo Spoiler Section below…




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  • I’d have liked to have seen Dryden Vos look like the second concept piece below. Interesting to read that he was one of the catlike designs when Michael Williams (Wire) did his scenes, but was changed to humanoid when Bettany came in… so I wonder why the physical design change for a mocap performance which it was originally. Make no mistake, I think Bettany was awesome. And apparently those weren’t scars, but tissue ridges that flared as hsi blood pressure rised, him not apparently being a scarred human at all… still, anyway, interesting.
  • Regarding these Falcon concepts, I like #12 and #23 because I wanted to see the pincer tip used as a cargo or device grabby bit… the pointy tip was never really explained. I also like #29 because it uses those side parts to siggest there were one more engines or… something… there.

Seppuku by Saarlac – Robots Root 17 April 2018

I’m ALL about this samurai/Mandalorian situation back there. Just give me THAT movie, thanks.

Meanwhile, for science:

  • I’ll be in my bunker.
  • With Gabriel Luna’s casting as the new Terminator, and the most recent casting of other actors of Hispanic culture, I’m suddenly much more intrigued about what they’re up to… this could be interesting, or a garbage fire, or an interesting garbage fire.
  • I love Michael Mann, and how he can turn any subject matter into Heat, which suits me fine. This time, he’s going after Paul le Croix. I smell some Black Hat vibes.
  • I don’t get the sense this is a very serious effort, but a heist film set in the world of comic conventions, released the same day as Avengers? That’s pretty brilliant strategy.
  • Hotel Artemis, because Jeff Goldblum, that’s why.
  • Neuromancer and chemistry, as explained by one who knows, about one who used.
  • Ten years from now, we’ll have chemical attack weapons that obliterate the plastics in enemy armor, weapons and gear. Marked.
  • Cathy Yan has been tapped to direct Birds of Prey… which apparently is not the same movie as Gotham City Sirens. More females behind the pen and the camera, thats a good thing!
  • Things aren’t looking good for the (near) future of the Mad Max franchise… the lawsuit continues.
  • Domhnall Gleeson may take the lead roll in the adaptation of Kitchen, which stokes me. Also, I saw the 4th Harry Potter film for the first time, and kept yelling at my family that Mad Eye Moody was General Hux’s daddy. No one seemed interested.

She Does put the Squirrel in the Girl I Guess – 5 July 2016

Anna Kendrick is being widely reported as wanting to play Squirrel Girl, of the most obscure, though recently up-powered and tongue-in-cheekly involved in the mainstream Marvel U, but that’s not at all what happened. However, it fired up a whole metric ton of fan support for the idea. Now me, i’d support Anna Kendrick playing anyone. And tongues in cheeks are welcome. … hat-she-w/


Points for creating ‘thrusters’ for this Iron Man cosplay… and points for cosplaying one of the rarer armors in the first place. Half of the reason for IM3 act 3 is cosplay anyway. … -thrusters


Nothing really surprising in this list of actors who, uh, didn’t like their experience wearing their costume. They suck, they take hours to put on or apply, they are uncomfortable in use, and in some cases, such as with Margot Robbie, the sex appeal of a skimpy kit can wane when wet and in between takes, etc. But I appreciated Paul Bettany pointedly noting that he was lucky to have the role and isn’t complaining. Because, like being in the public eye, celebrities need to shut it. Just shut it. SHUT IT UP!


It’s saying something I guess when Hot Topic needs to TONE DOWN the cosplay-on-the-cheap clothing designs… … -hot-topic


Interesting about Miller’s Fury Road being officially released on B/W which I will of course view and love and actually have been hoping for… he makes comments about limited palettes for post-apocalyptic worlds, and it tolly gave me a side tangent, and this is it: I used to say that what I liked about the cyberpunk world of William Gibson’s early work is the hyper saturation of texture and color. Not a designed in your face level of it, but a leftover, dated, still half functioning level of it. Vegas neon and Japanese pop art and brightly colored plastics and chrome all blended into decaying building and bloody pools in the gutters… later, seeing Idiocracy, i realized how much filtering I was doing in my mind’s eye, because trolling around in a technicolor landfill can be pretty overwhelming. … at-we-know


This Lego kit from Nicola Stocchi is neither available nor even real, being a digital exercise on their flickr page (which makes me lament that they didn’t build it properly, same criticism levied on Game of Thrones opening credits)… but one thing I really like about it is the resolution of curved facets which work well here and STILL suck on the Millennium Falcon kits. … ateposted/


Frank Grillo is hamming it up, planting seeds that Crossbones wasn’t atomized in CW. Now, I sort of cringe when celebrities try to desperately drum up fan support for their inclusion in movies… but as a lover of the actor and the character, I’d be down. Limbless, fiery, spine-melted Crossbones 2.0 BRING IT ON! Give him an Iron Man armor and make it the MCU version of Iron Patriot! You heard it here first. You know they read this. And listen to Robot-Kraken. … ities.html


Fresh off the heels of the casting controversy on GitS, next remake in the queue: Lone Wolf and Cub. Just imagine the whining that shall commence!


Best prank ever that could have led to suicide maybe. … -bluetooth


And with that, I’m off to improve my home experience with technology…


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Review: Mad Max – Fury Road

I am finally writing again and with this, my first review since 2012 on my blog – MAD MAX – Goddamn Awesome.


Directed by George Miller
Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
2015 – [R] – Post-Apocalyptic Adventure

Re: Max, still wandering the post apocalyptic wasteland, gets mixed up in a plan to assist a cyborg in the escape of five winsome lasses from their mutant husband. There are two car chases.

Outstanding: Pretty much anything and everything. I wanted to enjoy this flick and ended up loving it. The world is fully realized, with unique little details I would never have expected. The chase scenes, which encompass the bulk of the movie are unrelenting, nearly all practical effects and stunning. I seriously can’t say enough good about this movie. There is enough eye candy amongst the various cars, tribes of mutants and set pieces that I could watch it a dozen times and still spot cool little details.

Unacceptable: If you are expecting the slow burn sax lounge scene from the first Mad Max, or the Feral Boomerang child that spoke in animal sound clips from Road Warrior, Or Tina Turner in a glam wig, or if you are just generally a curmudgeonly hipster that refuses to believe a sequel to a classic can ever be good, you may be disappointed.

Summary: Seriously one of the most enjoyably batshit insane and beautiful movies I have ever seen.


Notes: My brother and I saw this in 3D and I can honestly say it was one of the better 3D movies I’ve seen. In a lot of movies, the 3D effect comes off as a little fake – like there’s a 2D person here, a 2D person three feet beyond and a flat background, with some cool stuff floating between. The 3D in Fury Road was subtle and added a real sense of depth to the landscape and chases and during the more intense sequences, of which there were many, I actually found myself jumping as things came towards me.

The original review – … -road.html

By Salty Kris

“Oh, we’re all about to get wet!”

Something Rises.