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23 Sep 15:31

Hulu Picks Up Top Cow’s Postal For Series

by Dan Wickline

PostalVol3TP_Cvr585x900Postal, the Top Cow comic series based on a criminal version of the witness protection program, has been picked up by Hulu for a live-action adaptation from  Matt Tolmach Productions and Legendary TV. It’s being written by The Walking Dead executive producer Seth Hoffman.

The comic series by Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill and Isaac Goodhart tells of Eden, Wyoming, a unique town filled with fugitive criminals looking for a second chance and to be someone new. When the town wakes up to the first murder in 25 years, the reaction isn’t normal as there is zero tolerance for any illegal activity that might draw attention to the town. The town is run by a tight-knit family, but whose Mark Shiffron who has Asperger’s and runs the local postal branch decides to investigate the murder.

Postal is on their third trade and still going. You can read the first issue of Postal here for free.

[Source: Deadline]

Hulu Picks Up Top Cow’s Postal For Series

22 Sep 02:15

Nick and Nate Diaz shoot for CNN's 'Parts Unknown' for possible spring episode

by Steven Marrocco


Filed under: News, UFC, Videos

Nick Diaz and Nate Diaz’s sit-down with renowned chef, world traveler and UFC fan Anthony Bourdain could be headed to TV screens in the spring.

The UFC stars, along with their longtime friend and training partner Gilbert Melendez, explored vegan cuisine with Bourdain for an episode of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” Diaz manager Lloyd Pierson told MMAjunkie.

The travel show features Bourdain as he explores cultures and cuisine from around the world, interviewing notable figures and everyday people about their lives.

Over the weekend, Bourdain tweeted a picture with the fighters grubbing at an unknown restaurant. The Diaz brothers are longtime vegans and advocate a plant-based diet as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Karen Reynolds, a spokesperson for CNN, today told MMAjunkie that the episode is targeted for the show’s ninth season, which debuts in April 2017. She was unable to provide further details because the episode is still in production and hasn’t taken its final shape.

Nate Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC), the No. 6 fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, is taking it easy one month removed from a blockbuster welterweight rematch with UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor (20-3 MMA, 8-1 UFC) at UFC 202. In a “Fight of the Year” offering, McGregor took home a majority decision, five months after Diaz submitted him at UFC 196.

Nick Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC), meanwhile, remains on the shelf despite completing the time portion of his Nevada State Athletic Commission suspension for his third marijuana infraction. According to the NSAC, Diaz remains suspended in the state because he hasn’t paid $75,000 of a $100,000 fine per a settlement agreement.

Melendez (22-6 MMA, 1-4 UFC), an honorable mention in the lightweight rankings, is contemplating a move to featherweight following a lopsided decision loss to Edson Barboza (18-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) in July at UFC on FOX 20.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.


Filed under: News, UFC, Videos
22 Sep 19:23

Brotherhood of the Wolf Defies Labels by Being Everything at Once

by Rob Hunter
Corey

Great movie.

An essential action-horror-historical-fantasy-romance.

Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

22 Sep 13:30

VOTD: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo & Lots Of Famous People Hilariously Implore You To Vote

by Ethan Anderton
Corey

Trying to get the Avengers to make me vote.

Nice try.

Save the Day Campaign Video

Famous people are used to shill for politicians all the time. But unlike making a decision on which soft drink, pizza or shoes you’re going to by, choosing to vote is a much bigger deal. That’s why a new campaign called Save the Day has called upon an endless array of famous people to encourage you to vote.

Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Keegan-Michael Key, James Franco, Julianne Moore, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion and a bunch more familiar faces (and some not so familiar) were rounded up to create this video that encourages people to register to vote. However, while this starts out like any other pro-voting campaign, it takes one hilarious turn right after the other, right down to a promise made by all the celebrities that Mark Ruffalo is tragically unaware of. Just watch the video below.

Here’s the Save the Day campaign video straight from the organization’s YouTube channel:

There are so many great moments in this video, not to mention half of the cast of The Avengers. Though it’s getting to the point that at least one person in every movie we see will either be an Avenger or part of the Marvel cinematic universe. However, the reason that there are a lot of Avengers cast members here is because the Save the Day initiative is spearheaded by director Joss Whedon. He apparently even shelved plans for his next movie to give this project his full attention.

Even though this video does skew towards hating on a certain candidate, albeit without supporting any of the others, regardless of who you vote for this election, it’s important to make your voice heard and cast your vote. Plus, this video promises that Mark Ruffalo will do a nude scene in his next movie if you all register to vote. That’s a pretty big deal. Or at least we hope it’s a big deal. We really won’t know until he takes his clothes off.

The post VOTD: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo & Lots Of Famous People Hilariously Implore You To Vote appeared first on /Film.

19 Sep 16:09

Channel Zero Gets First Official Trailer

by Dan Wickline

Syfy has released the first trailer for their upcoming series Channel Zero. The new series from Max Landis and Nick Antosca recently had their second season leads announced prior to the first season even airing. Channel Zero: Candle Cove focuses on a child psychologist (Paul Schneider) who returns to the small town where he grew up to look into the disappearance of his twin brother and other children from back in the 80’s, and their connection to a bizarre local children’s television show that was on at the time. Based on a web-cartoon by Kris Straub.

Channel Zero debuts September 27th.

Channel Zero Gets First Official Trailer

21 Sep 23:04

Swipe File: Did Loki Steals Donald Trump’s Policy Approach?

by Rich Johnston
Corey

For the pic on the bottom.

Image (9)When asked about his much lauded secret plan to defeat ISIS, Donald Trump clarified when talking about what he would do on his first day in office. “I am also going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction: They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for defeating ISIS”.

In today’s Vote Loki #4, he appears to give a very similar answer. The plan is… to have a plan.

But as tempting as it is to see inspiration, the two can’t be connected, the comic was completed before the quote in question, but it did sort of leap out at me. As did what certain politicians might try before the Presidential vote in November.

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I mean it all depends. You might prefer…

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As long as you realise he was never meant to be the good guy…

 

Swipe File: Did Loki Steals Donald Trump’s Policy Approach?

21 Sep 21:13

Ezekiel Welcomes You To The Kingdom In New Walking Dead Promo

by Sean Fischer
Ezekiel Welcomes You To The Kingdom In New Walking Dead Promo

Everyone’s favorite post-apocalyptic king makes his debut in a newly released promo for Season 7 of “The Walking Dead” (via Variety).

Ezekiel, or King Ezekiel as his followers refer to him, debuted in issue #108 of the comic series as the eccentric leader of the Kingdom, a settlement of survivors that fashioned itself after feudalistic society. It was apparent in the Season 6 finale that the Kingdom would appear in the show when we saw one of the armored knights from the community meet with Morgan while he was trying to rescue Carol.

RELATED: Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 3 Lands Title, Release Date

Little has changed in the show’s adaptation of the character, as he’s the spitting image of his comic counterpart. The former zookeeper turned king appears with his trademark long graying deadlocks, star spangled spangled shirt, scepter, and of course, his pet tiger. In fact, the promotional image of actor Khary Payton released by AMC is nearly an exact copy of the comic cover where Ezekiel first appears. The promo itself seems to emphasize Ezekiel’s imposing nature showing him dispatching a few walkers while his tiger, Shiva lets out an intimidating roar. Despite what was displayed in the promo, there is an optimistic side to Ezekiel, which Payton has claimed is very important to the character.

Khary Payton as Ezekiel - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Khary Payton as Ezekiel – The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 3 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

One of the significant changes from the comic series is that it will be Morgan and Carol interacting with Ezekiel, and we get a quick glimpse of Morgan at the Kingdom in the promo. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Payton has said concerning the two characters, “He sees potential in them for understanding his way of living and spreading this gospel of joy and light in a dark situation. I think he considers his Kingdom a lighthouse, and if you use it the right way, it’ll keep you from crashing on the rocks.”

Naturally, Morgan fits this description pretty aptly, however given Carol’s disillusioned state at the end of the last season, it’ll take more time for her to reach that point. Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see that transformation if it happens.

RELATED: Everything We Knew About Walking Dead’s Zombies May Have Just Changed

The introduction of the Kingdom also has large implications on the plot of the series as a whole, since it was one of the communities that was vital in Rick’s plan to wage war against Negan and his army “The Saviors.”  Only time will tell to see if things unfold the same way in the upcoming season.

Season 7 of “The Walking Dead” Premieres October 23rd at 9 Pm on AMC. 

RELATED: “The Walking Dead” Actor Compares Negan to Donald Trump

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22 Sep 11:00

Carvel Plans Major Expansion In NJ, Seeks Hoboken Franchisees

by Eric Kiefer
The total initial investment for a full-service Carvel shop ranges from about $250,000 to $380,000, the company says.
22 Sep 07:00

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

IT’S FUCKING THURSDAY. DID YOU KNOW YOUR CHANCES OF CRASHING INCREASES 23 TIMES IF YOU’RE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING?

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YOU DON’T ALWAYS NEED A PLAN. SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO DO IT.

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KNOW YOUR FUCKING BIRDS. more>>

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MEMOS TO SHITTY PEOPLE. more>>

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THE SMARTEST WAY TO WRITE SHIT DOWN. more>>

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20 Sep 13:31

‘Passengers’ Trailer: Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence Go to Space, Fall in Love, Have an Adventure

by Jacob Hall

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On paper, Passengers feels genetically modified to make all of the money in the world. It’s an action-packed science fiction spectacle that is also an intriguing mystery that is also romantic tale of (literally?) star-crossed lovers that also happens to star Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, two of the most instantly likable people being filmed by cameras today. Based purely on its concept (and on the fact that Jon Spaihts‘ screenplay was garnering acclaim for years before it was produced), the new film from director Morten Tyldum made our top 10 most anticipated movies of the fall.

Now that the first trailer has arrived, will I regret fighting for it to be ranked so high?

The short answer: not yet.

There’s a lot going on in the Passengers trailer, some of it silly and some of it awesome, but it remains one of the films I’m looking forward to the most as we charge into the final stretch of 2016. For better or worse, what’s on display in this footage reminds me a great deal of James Cameron’s Titanic: two very appealing (and let’s face it, sexy as hell) actors fall in love in front of a lot of fancy visual effects, finding their new relationship put to the test by all kinds of danger. There is also Michael Sheen as a robot bartender, which is the kind of thing that makes me yell “One ticket sold!” at my computer screen.

The core plot of Passengers is fairly simple. Two (ridiculously attractive) passengers on board a gigantic spaceship wake up from their hibernation 90 years from their destination. With nothing better to do, they go on dates and explore a meticulously designed ship and, of course, save the rest of their sleeping shipmates from disaster.

Passengers is the latest film from Morten Tyldum, whose The Imitation Game was an awards season favorite a few years ago despite not being particularly memorable. However, his other work (particular the fiendish black comedy Headhunters) has me interested in what he does with this material. I feel like I’ve been waiting for an unabashedly romantic science fiction movie like this for far too long. I’m allowing myself to get my hopes up for this one.

Passengers opens on December 21, 2016. Here’s the official synopsis:

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.

The post ‘Passengers’ Trailer: Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence Go to Space, Fall in Love, Have an Adventure appeared first on /Film.

21 Sep 18:04

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20 Sep 07:00

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

IT’S FUCKING TUESDAY. DID YOU KNOW THE AVERAGE GAME OF THRONES EPISODE COSTS $6 MILLION TO MAKE?

WORDS OF WISDOM OF THE FUCKING DAY:

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INSANITY AND GENIUS IS MEASURED ONLY BY SUCCESS.

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FRENCH FILMMAKER AND THE INVENTOR OF RISK. more>>

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TAKE A KICKASS ONLINE COURSE. more>>

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HOW TO BE A FUCKING VILLAIN. more>>

USEFUL SHIT OF THE GODDAMN DAY:

DON’T FUCKING TRIP. more>>

APP OF THE FUCKING DAY:

WRITE BEAUTIFUL ON ALL OF YOUR DAMN DEVICES. more>>

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21 Sep 16:00

‘Super Troopers 2’: Will Sasso, Hayes MacArthur Join Tyler Labine As Mounties

by The Movie God

Super Troopers 2

Not only is filming for the long-awaited sequel Super Troopers 2 still going on after the movie had a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, but casting is still happening as well.

The latest casting announcement is that MADtv and The Three Stooges star Will Sasso and Angie Tribeca star Hayes MacArthur have joined the cast to play two of three Mounties. The pair join the already cast Tyler Labine, who is set to play the third Mountie.

Continue below for more and to see an image of the trio as these Mounties. [...]

The post ‘Super Troopers 2’: Will Sasso, Hayes MacArthur Join Tyler Labine As Mounties appeared first on Geeks of Doom.

16 Sep 21:47

This BMW Is A Real-Life Transformer — Seriously

by Dwight Hill
This BMW Is A Real-Life Transformer — Seriously

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Looking for a car that’s more than meets the eye? If this fleet of BMWs marketed by Turkish R&D company Letvision works as advertised, the possibility might be much closer to reality than you may have realized.

The transforming automobiles, called “Letrons,” can supposedly morph from regular, albeit stylish, BMW sports cars into two-legged mechs that can then perform some rather limited movements. Once transformed, the mechs can move their heads, arms, wrists, and fingers. It’s nothing as impressive as what a full-fledged Transformer would be able to do, and you won’t be entering any G-Gundam style battles with them either, but the feat shows that the idea may have some potential if it were to be fleshed out further.

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RELATED: Transformers Fan Video Brings Toys to Life, Mouth Sounds Included

It also turns out, based on the Letrons web page, that the BMWs have some advanced features that would be useful regardless of whether or not you were interested in having your car turn into a bipedal robot—remote control software, an HD LCD, and a robust sound system, to name a few. No laser cannons or Energon swords, though, sadly.

There are several models on display: The Bizmut, Argon, Wolfram, and Tantal. Alas, no prices, and no hints as to when, if ever, they’ll be available for purchase.

Check out a video demonstration below:

Via Gizmodo

RELATED: 3D-Print Your Own Transformers Matrix of Leadership

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16 Sep 19:09

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15 Sep 18:50

The Only Band That Matters Soundtracks Coming Of Age Drama In London Town Trailer

by Erik Amaya

London Town is an upcoming drama about a fourteen-year-old boy who must grow up quickly when he has to take over his father’s cab following an accident. But one night, he picks up The Clash‘s Joe Strummer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), befriending him and setting off on a period of self discovery set against the music of The Clash and other great bands of the era — even if The Clash are the only band that mattered.

London Town comes to US theaters in limited release October 7th.

The Only Band That Matters Soundtracks Coming Of Age Drama In London Town Trailer

13 Sep 12:30

The Most Polarizing Movies of the 21st Century

by Ethan Anderton
Corey

YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA!

Most Polarizing Movies

Because everyone’s opinions on movies are subjective, there will always be disagreements between what people think deserves to be called an outstanding movie or what is just cinematic garbage. More often than not, there’s some kind of general consensus, but every now and then there are movies where the opinions range from one end of the spectrum to the other.

Over at Medium, they’ve analyzed data from the user-based movie rating site Taste in order come up with a list of the 30 most polarizing movies of the 21st century so far. They include this year’s most discussed and hotly debated movies such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, as well as some Best Picture winners and nominees, controversial comedies, and more. Check out the full list below.

Here’s the graph showing the 30 most polarizing movies of the 21st century (via Taste):

Most Polarizing Movies of the 21st Century

It should come as no surprise to see entries from Paul Thomas Anderson (Punch-Drunk Love), Terrence Malick (Tree of Life), Nicholas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives) and Lars von Trier (Nymphomanic: Volume II). All those directors are beloved by cinephiles, but they also make movies that are not as easily accessible or enjoyed by general audiences.

But more audience friendly blockbusters aren’t without creating some divisive opinions either. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull makes an appearance along with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the latter of which I didn’t realize had such a polarizing reception.

Anyway, according to the user ratings from Taste, these are the top movies when it comes to titles that people either flat out love or they downright hate, leaving very little room for any middle ground apparently. When it comes to The Room, I’m not sure why that’s so polarizing. I thought we all knew it was pretty awful. But maybe some people love it because it’s so bad, hence the variance in ratings.

What do you make of this list?

The post The Most Polarizing Movies of the 21st Century appeared first on /Film.

14 Sep 17:40

Echo Dot (2nd Generation, Black or White) Pre-Order $50 + Free Shipping

by omegaroach
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Note, the Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is scheduled for release on October 20, 2016.

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11 Sep 07:00

SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

IT’S FUCKING SUNDAY. DID YOU KNOW HUMANS FIRST USED TOOLS TO EAT MEAT 250,000 YEARS AGO?

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WHEN YOU STOP DOING THINGS FOR FUN, YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD. -HEMINGWAY

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21 Aug 11:00

How Dick Came to be Short for Richard

by Miss Cellania
Corey

Dool.

Have you ever wondered why we call someone Dick when their name is Richard? I thought I knew, but maybe there’s something weird going on in history that I should learn about. Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out explains the reasoning. This contains language that might be NSFW.   

(YouTube link)

What I thought I knew turned out to be exactly the reason people named Richard are called Dick. The next question is why are people who are not named Richard called Dick. But that probably varies on an individual basis. -Thanks, Daven!

24 Aug 13:00

A Huge Collection Of Clever Movie Easter Eggs

by Zeon Santos
Corey

Love easter eggs. Some good ones in here.

Movie easter eggs are fun to hunt with your eyeballs and often so deliciously geeky that you want to share them with friends.

Which is why sites keep posting articles revealing the locations of movie secrets and we keep eating it all up!

In this collection of 30 Clever Easter Eggs put together by gamesradar we learn the morse code message received in Peter Jackson's 2005 version of King Kong was not an arrest warrant for Carl Denham- it actually said “show me the monkey!”.

The list also shows us little details we may have missed, like the painting of Roland the Gunslinger Thomas Jane's character is painting in The Mist, or the fact that Freddy's glove is hanging in the tool shed in Evil Dead 2.

And lastly, did you think the name of the Mexican restaurant in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy seemed a bit long?

That's because it was a big joke- Escupimos en su Alimento means "we spit in your food".

See The 30 Best Movie Easter Eggs here

11 Sep 14:59

The Amazing Triple Spiral

by Miss Cellania

Domino master Hevesh5 spent 25 hours over eight days to create this triple spiral consisting of around 15,000 dominoes. As you watch the three sequences of the fall, the intricacy of the build becomes clear.

(YouTube link)

How does she control each sequence without ruining a future sequence? That’s some engineering, to go along with the patience, steady hand, and creativity involved in this couple of minutes of video. It is a very satisfying video, so should be worth the effort if enough people watch. -via Metafilter

Bonus: Watch it in reverse!

12 Sep 02:59

The Sign That Paid Off

by Miss Cellania

As ESPN broadcast its College Game Day show yesterday, you could see the usual crowd of college students behind the commentators. One of them was Sam Crowder, who held up this sign. It had his Venmo ID on it. (Venmo is a money transfer app.) Before the day was over, around 2,000 people had sent Crowder some money! Yes, the amounts could have been as low as a penny, but we assume not all of them were, so the total amount could be substantial. Venmo itself sent him $50.

There will, no doubt, be more such signs in the crowd next Saturday, but this kind of jackpot only pays off big once. No word yet as to whether Crowder’s mother sent anything. -via reddit

12 Sep 17:40

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by noreply@blogger.com (John)


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12 Sep 20:19

The Room’s Tommy Wiseau Attempts To Prevent Documentary Screening At The Sydney Underground Film Festival

by Erik Amaya

Though The Room director Tommy Wiseau courted fame with the reinvention of his magnum opus as a cult classic, he has never been prepared to give up a certain part of his anonymity in exchange for that fame. Indeed, the writer/director has worked overtime to prevent screenings of the documentary Room Full of Spoon nearly anytime it is booked at a theater of festival.

In recent days, the Sydney Underground Film Festival is the latest organization facing Wiseau’s legal menace.

Festival director Steven Popescu told the Sydney Morning Herald that he is unsure if the trash auteur is bluffing. “My strategy at this point is to engage his lawyer in writing me as many letters as possible, as I know each letter would cost him at least $500 a pop,” he said. “I think this will indicate how much he’s willing to spend on stopping this screening.”

Of course, if his lawyer’s first name is John or Johnny, it may just be Wiseau himself under and assumed name; as some who have tangled with him before have claimed.

Room Full of Spoons is, according to the film’s website, an “in depth documentary about the cult film that is widely accepted as the worst film ever made: The Room, and it’s eccentric creator Tommy Wiseau.” As part of its mission statement, filmmaker Rick Harper attempted to piece together the true origin of Wiseau; a past he has kept well-hidden.

Wiseau has managed to keep the film from screening elsewhere and Popescu said there would be a certain irony if “the man with the reputation as the world’s worst filmmaker” censors a festival known for showing seditious and occasionally illegal films.

Meanwhile, actor/trickster James Franco is wrapping up his telling of the making the The Room, The Masterpiece, with himself as both director and Wiseau. It is expected to be released later this year.

The Room’s Tommy Wiseau Attempts To Prevent Documentary Screening At The Sydney Underground Film Festival

09 Sep 01:02

"If you wanted to disappear, Ardmore, Oklahoma, would be a fine place to do it"

by noreply@blogger.com (John)
Corey

Dool.

From an article about once-promising NFL player Justin Blackmon:
The town envelops you slowly, pulling you in from the highway on your way north from Dallas or south from Oklahoma City. Cut through the layer of strip malls and Applebee’s; head past the Walmart Supercenter that draws shoppers from nearby towns Lone Grove and Wilson; and as you head past Main Street toward downtown you can watch the world transform. Here the brick is faded, the signs all slightly askew. Businesses have straightforward names. There’s Ashley’s (books), Marquis (furniture), and Antiques (antiques). Above, a water tower and a feed mill reach toward a sky that is vast, occupying air that is hot and dry. Below, locals say, a web of tunnels snakes through the earth, underground passages that once connected bootleggers to brothels and gave criminals refuge whenever their enemies passed through town.
09 Sep 18:59

The Most Delicious Saxophone Ever Played

by Zeon Santos

Music nourishes the soul, uplifts the spirit and feeds our heads, but only this pancake saxophone can play the breakfast blues and feed a family of five at the same time.

This feast for the eyes and ears dubbed the "stacksophone" was shared by Denny's Diner last year but the concept is timeless, especially if you're thinking about becoming a restaurant-based busker!

-Via Laughing Squid

08 Sep 19:00

‘Ben-Hur’ Will Be Summer 2016’s Biggest Box Office Bomb With $120 Million Loss

by Peter Sciretta
Corey

Interesting.

Ben-Hur will be Summer 2016's Biggest Box Office Bomb

Summer 2016 has seen a fair share of box office disappointments and bombs, but the biggest loser is Timur Bekmambetov‘s remake of Ben-Hur which will see a projected loss of over $120 million. Learn more about the biggest money losers of this summer, after the jump.

The number comes thanks to multiple box-office analysts consulted by The Hollywood Reporter. Ben-Hur will probably only make $70-75 million globally, which is far less than the film’s estimated budget. Sources claim that the movie cost nearly $100 million to make, and that doesn’t include the marketing budget.

A film’s marketing budget is typically 50% of the film’s production budget, but higher with larger tentpole films, sometimes costing more than the production of the movie. Film studios usually make 50% of the US box office and a greater percentage from international markets. Plus, the movie will also make some ancillary revenue from home video sales and television rights. As the THR story notes:

“MGM will take the majority of the financial hit, since it put up more than 80 percent of Ben-Hur’s budget and much of the marketing spend (it did minimize some of its exposure by selling off rights in select foreign markets). Paramount’s loss is pegged by sources at a relatively modest $13 million.”

The other box office bombs of summer 2016 include:

  • Steven Spielberg’s The BFG which grossed $160.8 million globally on a $140 million film budget. The movie is expected to lose $90 million-$100 million.
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass grossed $295.4 million worldwide on an estimated $170 million budget, which should lead to a loss of at least $65 million for Disney.
  • Ghostbusters: Answer The Call has earned $225 million globally on an estimated $144 million production budget, with a projected loss of $70 million or more killing hopes for a sequel.
  • Pete’s Dragon has earned only $78.3 million (thus far) despite fantastic reviews on a projected budget of $65 million.

Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond has made $294 million globally on a $185 million budget, but a lot of the foreign markets are still making money as the film has rolled out in those markets over the past few weeks. Home video and television rights should put this in the black for Paramount.

While 20th Century Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence didn’t do too great domestically ($103 million) it did make $383 million globally. While this box office figure isn’t great for a movie with a $165 million budget, remember that Hollywood makes a larger percentage off of international markets. After you add the marketing into the equation, the film should end up eeking out a profit from home video and television rights.

Looking at the list above you will see that Disney was responsible for a few of the money losers this summer, but their winners have more than made up for their losses: Finding Dory should earn over $1 billion worldwide, while Captain America: Civil War made $1.15 billion globally.

It will be interesting to see if this fall picks up at the box office. Even Forbes expert Scott Mendelson isn’t sure how much money Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars story might make, calling it a wild card. Could a Star Wars movie fail at the box office? Mendelson notes that the first Star Wars anthology film will probably be a success, it’s just we have no idea what level of a success.

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09 Sep 16:00

‘Free Fire’ Trailer: Ben Wheatley Drops Brie Larson Into a Feature-Length Gunfight

by Jacob Hall
Corey

Great cast.

free fire trailer

The impending arrival of new Ben Wheatley movie is always a cause for celebration. The genius (yes, I’ll break out the “G” word) behind films like Kill List, Sightseers, and High-Rise has been a favorite of mine for years, leaping between genres while maintaining his signature dark comedy and unflinching ability to sell genuine pain and terror. His new film, Free Fire, is built around a premise that is simultaneously old school and high concept: two groups of criminals in 1970s Boston arrange an arms deal in an old warehouse, things go south, guns are drawn…and they proceed to engage in a gun battle that plays out over the course of the entire movie, mostly in real time.

The first Free Fire trailer has arrived (in bloody, NSFW red band form!) and you can check it out below.

Free Fire actually held its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last night, and the reviews so far have been mostly positive, a nice bounce from the hugely divisive (and from my perspective, brilliant) High-Rise. The trailer itself sells a movie that looks far more approachable than most of Wheatley’s work so far – his penchant for combining grisly violence with black comedy is on full display, but it’s wrapped in a package that could be appealing to audiences who found the psychedelic A Field in England too weird or Kill List too oblique. Frankly, Free Fire (at least in trailer form) looks like the kind of thing Guy Ritchie would have made if he hadn’t taken off for Hollywood.

Free Fire Trailer: Red Band

If you want more, there’s this red band U.K. trailer, which runs about a minute shorter.

Free Fire Trailer: UK Version

It certainly helps that Free Fire features the biggest cast of any Wheatley movie so far. Brie Larson is the instant standout because she took home an Academy Award for Room earlier this year and is on deck to play Captain Marvel, but the rest of the ensemble isn’t made up of slouches. There’s Armie Hammer, the dashingly handsome and charming actor who should have been a star by now. There’s Cillian Murphy, being allowed to go full-Irish. There’s Jack Reynor, who has won the undying love of anyone smart enough to have watched Sing Street by now. There’s Wheatley regular Michael Smiley, whose mere presence just makes me grin like a loon. And then there’s Sharlto Copley, a living, breathing wild card whose performance is almost always dependent on the material he’s given. I would like nothing more than to love another Copley performance.

In short, this is a group of people I really want to see shoot at each other for 90 minutes.

Free Fire doesn’t have an official release date yet, but A24 will release it in theaters sometime in 2017. In the meantime, here’s the glorious poster for the film, which looks like it leaped into 2016 from a time tunnel connected to 1974.

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