In case you live under a rock and/or have never used the internet, this past weekend was San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest gathering of nerds in the US of A (and I say that as someone who’s been before and thinks it’s great). Comic-Con tends to get some of the biggest exclusives on new movie releases, and this year was no exception. The first teaser, called “Our Leader the Mockingjay”, was released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 this weekend, and oh man, I can’t wait for this shit.
Here it is, in all its glory:
What do you think? Have you enjoyed the other movies? Will you see this one?
July 28, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Ben Affleck is playing Batman and we’re all just going to have to deal with that. Director Zack Snyder, of the upcoming Batman V. Superman posted a tweet featuring a photo of Ben Affleck as Batman, AKA, Batfleck. Accompanying the tweet was simply “#75″. Here it is:
What do we think? There’s not a whole lot to go on. I’m impressed, he definitely looks like Batman, even with his Affleck chin. Does this make you more or less excited for the film?
July 27, 2014 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
You wanted it (not really), it’s here (unfortunately): it’s time for the first 50 Shades of Grey trailer. The movie isn’t coming out until next Valentine’s Day, but apparently panties are still wet over this stupid shit, so a teaser just had to be released.
In terms of Beyoncé‘s musical contribution, it seems like she did a remake of ‘Crazy In Love’ for the trailer. Not sure if that’s the extent of her contribution or what, but here goes nothing.
What do we think, then? Looks boring as shit to me, but I’ll probably be forced to watch it anyway.
July 24, 2014 at 5:41 am by Jennifer
This one probably only applies to 12-year-olds and the parents of 12-year-olds, but here goes nothing anyway. One Direction are releasing a new concert film called Where We Are, an update to their previous release, This Is Us.
Here’s the guys announcing this POS that will no doubt make them even richer:
July 22, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Paul Rudd is a total stud (I’m a poet!) and doesn’t need to get shirtless and be all broody for women to like him. He’s funny! That’s where his sexiness comes from! That being said, don’t expect him to get “too jacked” for his role as Ant-Man in the upcoming film, because it won’t be happening.
From Flickering Myth:
Rudd recently appeared on The Colbert Report, where he discussed his training for the role. Apparently, he’s working on getting in shape but won’t be making a Chris Pratt-esque transformation, and humorously explained:
“I’ve had to kind of try and get in better shape. I don’t get too jacked. It doesn’t make sense for someone trying to be an ant.”
So, Rudd wont’ be sporting any Thor-sized biceps or doing any Oliver Queen salmon ladder routines; but he’s got a good point. Someone whose superhero schtick involves shrinking down to miniscule sizes doesn’t need gigantic triceps, and really it’s Rudd’s performance, not physique, that matters.
Here’s part of Paul’s interview, if you’re more of a listener than a reader:
What do you think? I mean of everything? Is making this movie even worthwhile? Is it going to be awful no matter what? Is Paul Rudd a poor casting choice? Should he get ripped? Why are we here?!
July 1, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Shailene Woodley is… a special girl. She’s an unrepentant hippie, a non-feminist, a pretty decent actress and generally a bit of a weirdo, but a weirdo that we all can’t help but sorta love anyway, for some reason we can’t really put our finger on.
The Fault In Our Stars is doing amazingly well at the box office and sending audiences home sobbing everywhere, but Shailene is ready to chillax and take a bit of a break for a while to see what other “artistic facets” she can tap into. She does, however, still have one iconic role she’d like to take on: Stevie Nicks.
From Women’s Health:
I would love to play Stevie Nicks. She’s just such a fascinating woman who’s lived such a life and is still living such a life. Her music was really profound for me in my life. Yeah I think it’d be an adventure to play Stevie Nicks. I love that there is no other Stevie Nicks in this world. She is so fully herself, and undividedly herself. That in itself is such a powerful lesson to take in and be like, ‘wow.’ No one is going to be the next Stevie Nicks and Stevie Nicks was next the next anyone. And I think that’s such beautiful advice for all of us. You do you, we do we. She does she in such a beautiful way. I think it’d be great to sing in a film. I love to sing. I guess another dream movie would be a movie like Once. It’s so romantic and sensual and musical but doesn’t feel like a musical necessarily.
You know, at first I raised my eyebrow to this and thought, aw, hell to the no on that. Then I actually sat and thought about it a second and I think it might be a streak of genius. Will it be a disaster? Yes, of course – Shailene is a good actress, but far too young and not QUITE good enough to take on such a legendary role (not to mention biopics are generally disasters no matter how good the acting is). Second of all, all I keep picturing in my head is Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock and her Janis Joplin biopic (well, Jackie Jormp Jomp), and it’s kinda cracking me up.