Posted by banson on July 20th, 2013 | Comments Off
Defend Or Run
AMC premiered footage from the upcoming fourth season of The Walking Dead. The series regulars will be joined by new survivors this season, and it looks like the prison may not be as safe as they had hoped.
Season 4 of The Walking Dead premieres Sunday, 10/13 at 9 PM on AMC.
Along with the preview clip, the show’s stars and creators shared some info on what’s in store for the characters next season:
Andrew Lincoln (Rick) on the Woodbury survivors joining the group: “When we meet them all in Season 4, there is a whole new community in the prison and friction between certain characters. It makes for incredible character-driven scenes.”
And on Rick’s relationship with son, Carl: “Rick seeing turning into a sociopath at the end of the season woke him up to his parenting duties. You find Rick in a completely different place this season.”
Creator Robert Kirkman: “The world is getting worse, the people are getting more ragged, and it’s going to keep progressing, if you can believe that.”
Andon the Governor: “All bets are off with the Governor. How he returns is going to be a mystery of the next season.”
David Morrissey, who plays the Governor, on whether he thinks the character is completely evil: “I mean, he went off with two of them; he didn’t kill them all. So, you’ve got to give him that.”
Norman Reedus on Daryl: “Without Meryl around, he can find this sense of self-worth that he never had before.”
Chad Coleman on his character: “On a certain level, Tyreese is still trying to figure out how he fits in and what are the rules of engagement for him.”
Scott Wilson on the motivation of his character, Hershel: “I think he just wants to hold on to his other leg.”
Posted by banson on July 20th, 2013 | Comments Off
We Used To Be Friends
The cast and creator of Veronica Mars held a panel at Comic-Con on Friday to talk about the kick-started movie, which is now just days away from completion, and to give the fans a sneak peek of the movie.
In the movie Veronica has given up being a private eye in favor of becoming an attorney. However, when she returns home to attend her high school reunion, she is recruited by Jamie Lee Curtis to renew her career as a private investigator.
“It has sort of a ‘Godfather 3′ theme to it,” joked series creator Rob Thomas. “Getting pulled back into this life we all thought was over years ago.”
Watching these clips form the movie reminded me of how much I enjoyed this show. Veronica Mars should have had a much longer run.
Posted by banson on January 3rd, 2013 | Comments Off
More Than Meets The Eye
Robotech (aka Macross in Japan) was an anime franchise that became very popular in the U.S. when it was imported and translated here in the 1980s. Despite it’s popularity, this is one 80′s property that hasn’t seen a remake, so filmmakers with Creavision Films have made a fan trailer for a live-action CGI movie that would be called Robotech: Valkyrie Project.
Posted by banson on November 18th, 2012 | Comments Off
In 2009 Ethan Nicolle and his five year old brother Malachi created a web-comic called Axe Cop. The web-comic has become such a success on the internet that it lead to a print comic being published by Dark Horse, an animated TV series is in the works, and an Axe Cop version of the Munchkin card game has been published. Now the Nicolles are involved in making a documentary about the creation and rise of Axe Cop.
Axe Cop Doc: The Official Documentary of Axe Cop is being planed for a July 2013 release to coincide with premiere of the Axe Cop animated series on Fox. However, Nicolle and indie filmmaker Nancy Oey need help to get this movie made. They have set-up a Kickstarter campaign to fund editing the doc, adding animation sequences, and paying for original music.
Posted by banson on October 23rd, 2012 | Comments Off
Entertainment Weekly has an early image Sir Ben Kingsley dressed as the Iron Man’s arch nemesis The Mandarin, and Yahoo! has a teaser trailer for Iron Man 3.
In the comic books the Mandarin was born in China around 1920 and raised by his aunt after the death of his parents. He used his brilliance and family wealth to attain prominence in the Kuomintang Party’s reign over China. The Communist Revolution of 1949 ousted him from power, but the people he once commanded still regarded him with nigh-mystic awe. He continued seeking invincibility by other means, and found it in an ancient spaceship equipped with ten mystical rings. Those rings became his arsenal against Iron Man.
Iron Man 3 will give The Mandarin a different backstory. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, told EW: “A lot of this movie is about characters going back into the shadows for various reasons and characters who have been in the shadows coming out and into the light for the first time. It is Tony [Stark] who, for various reasons, finds himself receding into the darkness. I don’t mean emotional darkness, I mean literally ducking out of the spotlight. And we’ll see other characters stepping up who have pulled strings from the background, starting to show their hand.”
The filmmakers aim to make Kingsley’s character more multi-cultural and not focus on the Chinese ancestry of the comics. “It’s less about his specific ethnicity than the symbolism of various cultures and iconography that he perverts for his own end,” Feige told EW.
Kingsley might be known for playing good guys, but he has said that he desperately wants to put on the black hat. Several years ago during a radio interview he told of his desire to be square off against 007. “I would like to make it known, on this program, loud and clear, that I would absolutely embrace with all five of my arms being a Bond villain.”