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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…

Legend Still Has It – 19 October 2017

That Black Panther trailer… oh MYYYY

  • We have already enjoyed Jeff Goldblum randomizing during Q&A sessions… here’s a stupendous summary for Ragnarok (7 seconds over the limit)
  • While I still have no time to play video games, I’m super into Star Wars Battlefront II. Even more so, every new trailer
  • Welp, not sure what choice they had at this point that wasn’t going to feel right, but Netflix is releasing Punisher on Nov. 17. So we still have pain over mass shootings, but now passing Halloween and slipping into the holiday season. It is what it is. Some argue there’s never a good time for this project.
  • Here’s a breakdown of that Black Panther trailer… so many great details, from the vanes on the Talon ship, to the way they resolved Klaw’s arm.
  • If you love Gremlins, and have OCD, have at it!
  • I don’t read many DC books these days, but wow Sean Murphy’s Batman book White Knight looks amazing.
  • Lung reminded me recently that Del Toro is doing a biopic of Michael Mann. That might frustrate Del Toro fans who want big gothic horror fantasy films, but you know how I feel about the subject, I reckon.
  • Interesting nods from Jason Momoa about Aquaman’s situation in JL, somewhat ringing true with what we’ve seen in the trailers, if not the imagery in Luthor’s handy powerpoint presentation.
  • So, uh, now New Mutants is a trilogy. A horror sampler trilogy. Set in the modern day, BTW, for you X-Men film continuity students. If you saw the first trailer the other day, you know what they’re going after.
  • Deadpool 2 and Dark Phoenix have wrapped, but all that matters are those swords.
  • Kevin Fiege is working pretty hard to convince us that after Avengers 4 the MCU will be reset. I mean, it might. But also, it might not. Nod, shrug, wink!
  • Meanwhile, he also corroborated a story that the female actors in the MCU cornered him and asked for a female-driven Marvel film, and he agreed. Because what are you going to say at that point, even if it wasn’t already in the works…
  • Here’s a trailer for Stranger Things 2, coming ver soon to Netflix. Don’t watch it! I’m not. Trying not to, anyway.
  • Gambit is really, REALLY, honestly, truly, super-really going forward, to be released on V-Day 2019. In other words, Lung’s favorite non-holiday.
  • A study of the intricacy of the synth atmospherics in the original Blade Runner…
  • Every Radiohead album via Spongebob. Originally forwarded, with delight, by Johnny Greenwood his own self…
  • In case you ever find yourself in need of tips for Henson puppet repair…sorry, marionette.
  • Look I’ve only just started Rick and Morty S02, but this article analyzing the vehicles on the show cracked me up. I too am impressed by the monster truck Karmann Ghia with no dented nose cone.
  • Its unpermitted and surreal, but here’s an Argentinian Moe’s Tavern.

A long one, but I’ve been swamped. Please enjoy hell yes!

I Dreamt Music – Robots Root 5 July 2017

Sure, I posted this header because my man Deckard is demonstrating excellent taste in upholstery. But also, as of tomorrow, we only have to wait a nominal 3, I say 3, months until the new film’s release. That pleases me.

Thus and therefore, Robot’s Root!

  • If you watch Silicon Valley, and you should, one of the best parts is the opening sequence, which features a Sim City style narrative about the setting of the show. It’s changed from season to season (as the tech industry is literally SO volatile that companies come and go from prominence in between seasons) and this 7 minute video does an excellent breakdown, highlighting some cool easter eggs and references.
  • New Mutants: Rosario Dawson is out as Celia Reyes, and Alice Braga is in. I hope this is indicative of Dawson’s ongoing role in the Marvel Netflix universe of shows, as she’s 90% of their value.
  • Best X-Men: Dark Phoenix news thus far: Evan peters is confirmed to return as Quicksilver. It’s really all I need. More important than Jean Grey, in fact. Snap! Meanwhile, the buzz is that Magneto will be (shoehorned) into the Dark Phoenix storyline in a messianic style which means Acolytes and Genosha and everything that has bored me to tears about the X-Men comics of recent decades. So yay.
  • Patty Jenkins is apparently confirmed to direct WW2… which isn’t the foregone conclusion it SHOULD be… so that’s hopefully a true thing. Bonus GIF because Wonder Woman.
  • It’s early yet, but as an unapologetic True Detective fan, hearing that Mahershala Ali could join, and that a third season may still be moving forward are well-received bits of business.
  • What is this even: a six-part western anthology by the Coens… The Ballad of YES IM SOLD TAKE MAH MONEHS.
  • Here’s a relevant but not relevant diversion: new favorite brand-aware graffiti crime spree. I think it might be Torsten.
  • JAWS as viewed in an outdoor pool-based theater? NOPE.
  • I havent watched this yet, because I’m waiting for the new season of Preacher to end first, but when I do, I bet it’ll be spicy.
  • This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. For today! Shoen, a kimono wedding dress line…
  • Nicolas Cage as every character in GoT because of course.
  • Discussion regarding the Spidey suit, and where it moves from practical to CGI, and how rarely it does…

And finally, because it exists: FELT TARDIGRADE.

Hey Look Theres Jeff Goldblum – Robots Root 6 June 17

As if the Thor: Ragnarok trailer couldn’t get any better

Lo, tis Robot’s Root for 6 June 2017!

  • Charlie Heaton of Stranger Things up for Cannonball in New Mutants? I’ll take it. Meanwhile, Blu Hunt, a relative unknown, has been cast as Dani Moonstar. On the, uh, surface, she looks good to me. Acting? Ethnicity? Can’t say. Finally, Henry Zaga has been cast as Sunspot. Shrug!
  • Here’s a trailer for Preacher S02 I didn’t watch because blackout. Please, let me make it until 20 June…
  • I’ve seen at least 13 different clickbaity articles about the ‘leaked Punisher poster’… let me save you some time. It’s a skull. Sorted! Now, to hold breath until November…
  • So Millie Bobby Brown auditioned for the role of X-23… that’s interesting. I wish we learned that before recording our latest podcast on the subject. An interesting what if? comparison there…
  • John Wick 3 is GO!
  • Janelle Monae is on board for the Phllip P Dick anthology. That’s intriguing to me, as I love her deal, and I love that she wanted to be involved. I still don’t love anthologies, though.*
  • I don’t know if its true or parody that this ‘Paramount’s Dark Universe’ group shot was a composite (damn potochop!) but now I can’t stop staring at Russell Crowe’s hand. But man I still love most of this pic, especially bad as nails Sofia Boutella. When I first saw this pic last week, I cropped her out as pose reference for an upcoming art. I mean damn.
  • Earthling Cinema kills it, so to speak, once again with a review of Ex Machina. “AKA the Pollack Method”
  • Chris Hemsworth isn’t hurt about being left out of the last few films, right?
  • I’m no fan of Todd McFarlane or Spawn, but I love love love seeing the youthful iterations of later commercial properties. Close to my heart, of course.
  • The new Runaways series has been officially announced. I like Anka, but we’ll see how this new creative team, and direction, works in the context of the high standards of the past.
  • Finally, it sounds like the ST: Bridge Crew immersive VR game has stepped up to the promise of both the VR platform and the Star Trek gaming experience. I’m not in the market for more Playstation gear to languish unused in my living room, but I like what I’m reading.

Back to your work friend friending!

Ah Said No Peekin – Robots Root 30 May 2017

Last night we completed another session of the Robot-Kraken Podcast recordings for inclusion in the June episode. Special guests! Special liquors! Hot messes!

In the meantime, however, this is Robot’s Root for 30 May 2017:

  • I was talking with One Lung this morning (or typing) about films we’re looking forward to, beyond all the obvious marquee stuff coming out, and that led me back to trailers. So here, have some, for science:  Trailer 1: Baby Driver
  • Trailer 2: Logan Lucky. “ah said no PEEKIN!”
  • Trailer 3: Hitman’s Bodyguard
  • BONUS: Shimmer Lake on Netflix. IN!
  • This supposed brief on the new Silver and Black disaster-in-waiting Sony is cooking up for their Spider-Man Universe Without Marvel or Spider-Man or Something sounds sketchy. Like fanfic stuff.
  • Surprising precisely no one, SW VIII has been postponed while they violently rewrite the entire thing.
  • First look at Lockjaw from Inhumans: yep, giant bulldog. Missing the signature tuning fork and collar though, which is weird. So many weird choices on this project. I still haven’t recovered from the wig.
  • A little less than a month to go and we’ll have new Preacher. YASS.
  • In another (rather odd) example of studios remaking instead of building anew, Amazon just bought a series based on the film Hannah which (I haven’t seen, actually) I hear is based on every other young teen orphan assassin trope. Not that I don’t want to see the film. But I’d rather see original content greenlit.
  • The thicken plots… possibly… now they are admitting Joss Whedon has been quietly working on JL for awhile. This could be a sign that they knew and were planning to transition Snyder stepping down on a schedule, OR that he was already on board for script/shooting corrections. I do think it’s no coincidence that he was randomly announced as the writer/director of Batgirl this spring…
  • I’m half-way through the current glorious season of Silicon Valley, and I can’t conceive of the next season moving forward without TJ Miller. Dammit.
  • Really odd one here: Rosario Dawson is supposedly being courted for the role of Dr. Ceclia Reyes in the New Mutants film. It feels… fan speculationish… given that she’s already in the Marvel Universe (one of them) as a nurse… but hey, +1 always works for me.

And with that, I’m off to see if I can scrape some of this rum off of the inside of my cranial cavity…

Storm of Toleyous – Robot’s Root 25 May 2017

A trailer for Game of Thrones seems superfluous at this point: everyone will be watching, unless they won’t, and those who won’t won’t be persuaded to watch. However, my personal resolve to not watch this trailer lasted precisely three brand-aware hours. And here’s a breakdown of details I’m not reading.

 

Lo, Robot’s Root!

  • Wait. WHUT. Barry Pepper forges his own weapons?
  • And there goes Doug Liman for Justlice League Dark…
  • Matt Reeves wants ALL THE VILLAINS. Hoenestly I do think this is the direction the new standalone Batman film should take: trapped in Arkham, with all of your enemies therein, now armed for bear. I’d love to see Joker pitting them all against Batman as he struggles to fight his way out and contain the threat.
  • Black Tom Cassidy could be the main villain in Deadpool2. He’s been cast, at any rate.
  • A Kris Anka illustrated Runaways reboot? I’m interested.
  • Josh Boon describes the New Mutants film as straight-up horror.
  • I know I’m not the only one that first thought (hope springs eternal) that Elizabeth Moss was cast as Typhoid Mary… from DAREDEVIL…
  • These Leibovitz photos of the Last Jedi stuff really fired me up. I love the baroque early 1900s gambling planet business. With space goats! But also Laura Linney has all the color!
  • Everything you wanted picked apart from the latest Homecoming trailer here. And here’s that trailer. But we have a Spanish quiz!
  • Finally, a TMNT pizza cookbook happened.

That’s all for now. Go grab your dragon eggs. It’s only fire.

I’ve Always Said Gin Cures All Infections – 15 May 2017

Here is the best Alien: Covenant promo material ever. Never to be topped. Ever.

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LO, Robot’s Root for 15 May 2016 was born:

  • The words no one likes to hear, really: “You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks. They are advising you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surfline.”
  • New Mutants casting is now confirmed: Split and GoT are involved. Here’s Phil Noto sketching them up, for science.
  • Agents of SHIELD was just renewed for S05. I thought last season was a mixed bag: Ghost Rider LOOKED good but was boring, LMDs were fun, sort of a back door into the Skrull style storyline I enjoy, and the Framework alternate reality stuff involving Agents of Hydra… well I love that mirror universe type stuff. We’ll see what next season offers. I’m hoping some Marvel fandom entirely new.
  • Shades is back for Luke Cage S02. That’s great news, not only because he was the cool villain, at least after the King was lampshaded… but also because he’s like the only one left.
  • Here’s Joss Whedon’s WW script we’ve heard so much about over the years. You be the judge. If you have that sort of time.
  • I don’t want to dive into GOG2 spoilers just yet (we haven’t recorded our review for Robot-Kraken) but I’m enjoying this bullshit about young Kurt Russell being practical FX. Yeah.
  • Is Taika Waititi trolling the interwebs?
  • Jason Bateman just announced he’s signed on for AD S05. More importantly, his Twitter title is ‘friend of Will Arnett’.
  • Have you gotten enough Heroes? I mean Gifted? If not, here’s more.
  • Zuul makes me very happy. This is where young life and older life merge in pleasant ways, culturally.
  • Here’s that Han Solo hair. Looks pretty good.

And with that, I leave you to continue your anti-facehugger preparations. I’m well on my way…

Wake Me Up Before You Nyong’o – 13 May 2016

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Supposedly Lupita Nyong’o has been cast in the new Black Panther movie. The early reports suggest love interest, because of course they do, but I’d love to see her as another member of the Dora Milaje, which I assume we saw one of in Civil Tole.

In other news…

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Carla Juri has been cast in another unspecified role in Blade Runner 2. I don’t know anything about her other than that she’s Swiss and striking. But more than that, I like that we have no indication of who anyone is playing. The less we know, the better, for as long as possible.
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/blad … ri-to-cast

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I really like Olivia Munn. Sure, a lot of it stems from personal aesthetic preference and too many Attack of the Show viewings. But I liked that she landed the Psylocke role, and enjoyed reading about all her training and seeing her IG feed videos of same. She stated in an interview published recently that she turned down (or turned down auditioning for) the role of Deadpool’s love interest, Vanessa . As we al know, that role went to Morena Baccarin, and she hit it out of the park. Now, I lamented on our Robot-Kraken podcast that I had wished for less damsel in distress in hooker gear and more active participation, in that role. However, there’s a case to be made that Vanessa was written as a survivor, rather than a victim, as noted here:
http://www.thewrap.com/why-deadpools-pr … han-he-is/
Sadly, early reports from viewers of X-Men: Apocatole indicate that Psylocke isn’t given as much to do as we thought, and that sucks, given that Munn clearly believed she had some THERE there in the X-Men script.

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Not that I read this article in any way, but it’s not the first to state that the Preacher series, what’s been previewed so far for critics anyway, is amazing. I cannot WAIT.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/weve-seen-the-fi … 1775313714

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Who remembers the Muscle Men…. and by extension, are older than 40 I guess? I had no idea they came with a wrestling ring. I just had the doooods.
http://themidnightpost.com/muscle/

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All the Chris-Evans-Oggling-Elizabeth-Olsen’s-Bust-Window manips you could ask for:
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/10/Chr … toshopped/

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Yesterday’s rumors of Tom Hardy hiding under Boba Fett armor have made way for today’s rumors of Tom Hardy hiding under Stromtrooper armor. I will say, the speculated details for the cameo actually sound pretty good. I like the concept. Not true, but still.
http://movieweb.com/star-wars-8-stormtr … tom-hardy/

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Crackle just landed the Macross series, from Harmony Gold, the single greatest animation influence on my childhood, and the gateway to Japanese anime for years thereafter. I’m looking forward to watching these with my kids… though I wonder if they’ll find Arc 2 befuddling and Arc 3 depressing, as i did.
http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/cr … 201771437/

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Rumor has it Professor X will be in the New Mutants film. I’m beyond nauseated at the shoehorning of the original X-Men cast into all these other projects. But, I will admit, if one project needs Professor X, it’s New Mutants. That said, I still don’t understand the role of a New Mutants film when the X-movies set all the characters firmly in school. NM at the time was a return to that story setting, after a few years of Uncanny X-Men’s out-of-school adventures, returning to the sort of background the original X-Men endured: super high school.
http://geektyrant.com/news/professor-x- … ng-in-2017

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I was quite disappointed to learn that Disney just sunsetted Infinity. My kids were too young to play, and we were holding out (at my lovely wife’s request)… but the collector/old miniature guy side of me couldn’t wait to go deep into debt buying $15 figures that unlocked characters and powers within a free roam game where you could design your own maps like LBP. DAMMIT.
It seemed like such a creative and innovative imagination playspace for kids…
http://kotaku.com/disney-cancels-disney … 1775846793

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“That doesn’t look like the Mark 46 Bleeding Edge armor to ME!”
“I’m paraphrasing Tony of course… wait, maybe that’s Demi Levato.”
Honestly, don’t bother watching the wholt hing. I appreciated the effort, but I would have appreciated a sharp script more. The best stuff looks heavily improvised, and it’s all in the Pool Supply Store.
http://geektyrant.com/news/tony-hale-an … reenactors

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I kinda dug this theory, that makes the SW prequels somewhat more intriguing: that Obi Wan and Padme were having a thing, and that the Skywalker kids are really Kenobis. Listen to the logic, below:
http://www.hitfix.com/harpy/one-simple- … -watchable
(hint: not true. but I like it.)

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Finally, wow: Arcangel, by WILLIAM GODDAMN GIBSON and Butch Guice and Tom Palmer on art… I’m so in. I’m so in I’m out the other side. Dimensionally.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/neuromancers-wil … 1776281953


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Pour Your First Sip Out for Those Bothans Day – 160504

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I like today because my feed is filled with Star Wars business instead of religious/political/targeted ads/etc etc etc. Except for a few dickheads who added SW imagery TO those other contents.

In other news…

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The saddest thing… perhaps the only sad thing, other than the tragedy of ‘so were we!’ bro-heartbreak… about Civil War will surely be that they didn’t retain Scarjo/Natasha’s look from Winter Soldier, which was my favorite. Like need a cold shower favorite.

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Zoe’s work on my Wonder Woman s pretty dope.

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Agent Carter is looking grim for S03. Low ratings, largely due to them delaying it on the schedule for so long, combined with greenlighting the Most Wanted spinoff of SHIELD made it seem like threes a crowd, sounds like. Which sucks, because, you know, we have such a surplus of complex, empowered female leads AND period adventure stories.
http://www.missopen.com/entertainment/a … rd-season/

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Hard to get much cooler than a Johnny Five Lego set…if it gets greenlit…
http://gizmodo.com/johnny-five-our-one- … 1773601603

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Dig this Kubo and the Two Strings business! Looks amazing, I think.
http://geektyrant.com/news/mesmerizing- … wo-strings

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Random casting of the day that I think might be the best thing about the film: Stephen Merchant in Wolvie3…
http://geektyrant.com/news/hello-ladies … olverine-3

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This will be near and dear to Kris aka Deeplydapper’s heart, but a brief sampling of awesome fantasy movies… not action fantasy like Lord of the Toles, but rather old school fairytale fantasy. And, while I love Princess Bride and continue to be unable to parse Labyrinth, I was surprised to read about Stardust… with Matthew Vaughn over Neil Gaiman featuring Claire Danes and MOTHERFUCKING DAREDEVIL… so yeah, guess I’m watching that!
http://io9.gizmodo.com/13-live-action-f … 1772077320

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They recently added a new feature to BB-8 that is basically a watch with me mode… it interacts with and reacts to Force Awakens when you watch it together. I figured that would be amusing for like 10s, but it occurred to me my kids might love it. So I plan on giving it a go during our viewing party.

Meanwhile, this short video was pretty cute… though ominous and foreboding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EohOvth … xi&index=3

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Got $6K laying around? Someone is selling the infamous deluxe Millenium Falcon Lego set.
WOW.
https://fancy.com/things/20603703409823 … d=47272107

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I like the premise of this one.

The story focuses on a group of eccentric international assassins who become fed up with Gunther, the world’s greatest hitman who also happens to be an arrogant show-off, and decide to kill him. Their master plan, however, quickly turns into a series of embarrassing encounters as Gunther always appears one step ahead.

Plus, for those keeping track at home, this cast!

Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), Bobby Moynihan (SNL), Paul Brittain (Hotel Transylvania 2), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Randall Park (The Interview), and Ryan Gaul (Identity Thief).

And that’s including Schwartzenegger scenery chewing…

http://geektyrant.com/news/arnold-schwa … ng-gunther

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Thinking a lot about a comment I read online the other night, in the comments on an io9 article about SWVIII stuff, where people were going on and on about how Disney should dump the Prequels from continuity… someone pointed out that SW isn’t exclusively for 40 year olds. There are now two generations of kids who grew up with Prequels not only being canon, but being THE THING HAPPENING at the time. And it made me think, there’s a new generation, my kids, maybe, who as they age may be focused on the new Disney films and even look down on the original trilogy (admittedly, warts and all)… though I’ve done my duty in showing them all the films. Anyway, this was a good opinion piece video on nostalgia and hype in the SW world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDfxSSs5dAQ

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The more I see of the [Hot Mess] TMNT 2 trailers, the more I think they will be fun for kids. That’s important.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6j1_Xk9Li0

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This is apparently the day where I catch up on trailers, to avoid crushing deadlines.
I’m into this.
“You’ve got a whole Boys Dont Cry thing going on.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RZbwGItfd0

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This Star Wars Day video includes my man Ello Asty!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBUgDg9aYSk

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Josh Boone has been teasing his New Mutants project… looks pretty classic…
http://collider.com/x-men-the-new-mutan … haracters/

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Lastly, on last week’s Robot-Kraken Podcast, I challenged Deeplydapper to name a comic project that, by changing one member of the creative team, would have turned it from a hot mess into something he’d love. For mine, I chose artist Olivier Coipel to do the Iron Man run from the #170s-#199 or so, leading into #200. This was an incredibly influential period of Iron Man continuity, thanks to Denny O’Neil and co. Stark’s descent into alcoholism, his loss of the company to Stane, Rhodey in the armor, Stark rebuilding his old gray suit… leading up to the final confrontation with Stane, in the classic Silver Centurion vs. Iron Monger battle. The art on those final issues was good, but I never could get down with Luke McDonnel’s work on the majority of the issues in this period. It was influential in leading me to draw so much Iron Man myself (badly)… it’s just my opinion, my preference… anyway, here’s an example of how awesome Coipel’s Iron Man (and Stark) can be. Granted this is fairly contemporary stylistically, with inks, colors, etc to match. But you get the idea. The full scene (from Thor #3 in the original CW days) is below.
https://arousinggrammar.com/2012/07/01/ … -iron-man/


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Manic Pixie Dream Supergirls with Ice Creams – 1 April 2016

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Like an ice cream cone provided at superspeed by the young TV Flash… I present, THIS:

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Leto is doing interviews, going on about reinventing the Joker character as an auteur… to me, there’s not enough humble fun in his responses. I think he sounds like he’s intimidated and defensive in the wake of Ledger. You have to do your own thing, absolutely, and the weirder the better (I wasn’t into it, and now I am) but to me the smart play would have been to say ‘Ledger was the best Joker ever EVER, but I’m just going to make mine a wild garbage fire and have fun with it.’
75 years of brilliance my ass.
http://www.gamesradar.com/jared-leto-ta … ide-squad/

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In news that retroactively sounds precisely 0% surprising, Bale patterned Bateman off Cruise.
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/14/chr … n-psychoi/

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This is an old article, but the instagram link embedded therein is one of my favorites from Holland’s account, and I can’t find it in his stream right now, so. Watch the final pass he does, and then imagine it in costume, dodging gunfire.
http://www.hitfix.com/harpy/looks-like- … st-of-ease

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Alien + Iron Man = SWEET AS
http://geektyrant.com/news/astonishing- … ure-mashup

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EVE Online megabattle commencing… this is beyond surreal. So, scores of thousands of players in this space battle sim have been slowly amassing as an empire and now face defections and a war brought on by a rival coalition… all virtual… and right now, you could join that game, enlist and start fighting as a soldier for one of those groups. Virtual war.
Surreal. I wonder what William Gibson thinks…
http://kotaku.com/eve-online-is-moving- … 1768178037

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More Amazonians being Amazonian. Poor thighs… that’s gotta chafe.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-amazons-ride … 1768482141

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I don’t think I actually ever posted the first official pic, but here you go: more Amazons Amzonianing.

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So Josh Boone is directing the New Mutants film, and now apparently Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and The Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy have been signed as Wolfsbane and Magik, respectively.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/game-of-thrones- … 1768359936

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Lastly, a gif (oversized, I know) if Savage preppin and reppin, from yesterday’s Hellboy costume story…
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