11/24/2014

Jurassic World (2015) Teaser Trailer

See the first Jurassic World (2015) teaser trailer! Universal Pictures has finally unveiled the first teaser 20-second teaser trailer for Colin Trevarrow's Jurassic World, the latest movie in the Jurassic Park franchise. The final trailer will be released Thursday November 27, 2014 at 6AM PST. In addition they launched a viral site for the park at http://www.jurassicworld.com and http://www.masraniglobal.com. 

Jurassic Park 4 is set 22 years after the first film and Isla Nublar is now a fully-functional dinosaur theme park. The Jurassic World teaser focuses on dinosaurs and a grave looking Chris Pratt.














Jurassic World is scheduled to open June 12, 2015 and stars Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, B.D. Wong, Omar Sy. The film is directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Would you go to dinosaur theme park? What dinosaur would you want to see? Are you looking forward to the movie?


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11/21/2014

Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana
on set of Guardians of the Galaxy; Source: Marvel
It's on! Now if you're like me, friends, one of your favorite moments in Guardians of the Galaxy was when Star-Lord challenged Ronan the Accuser to a dance off in the climax of the movie. I loved Ronan's bewilderment, but I also kind of hoped to see Ronan break out some moves. Of course that would have been out of character, but fortunately the real dance off happened in the outtakes from the movie which will be on the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-Ray.


[Via Buzzfeed]

Who had the best dance moves?

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Groot swing (via Blastr)
What star would have thrown her underwear at Christian bale? Who likes lying on a Wookie rug? Which surprising Star Wars character may be getting their own film? How can you get a time machine on your wrist?

I'd love to hear what you think of the Internet's greatest moments in this week's "Geek Bits."

Links

10. 18 Wildly Unhealthy Wonderful Recipes You Can Make With Frozen Waffles (via Huffington Post)


9. I Double-Dare You Lucasfilm! Stand Alone Mace Windu ‘Star Wars’ Movie Coming? (via Science Fiction)

I'm assuming it's a Revenge of the Sith prequel since he was pretty dead in the last movie.

8. The Implications of This Chewbacca Rug Are Sobering - Tauntauns just weren't cutting it. (The Mary Sue)
Think Geek Chewbacca Rug ($99 USD)*



7.  If "Guardians of the Galaxy" Were a "F.R.I.E.N.D.S." Style Sitcom It Would Still Be Awesome (via Geek Tyrant)


6. Turn to Page 132, Creator Of "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books Dead at 78  (via io9)


5. Great Scott! A Flux Capacitor Wrist Watch is On Sale! (via /Film)
Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch ($49.99 USD)*
Does it run on 10.25 watts?

4. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Won’t Premiere On ‘The Hobbit’; Disney Has “Bigger Plans” (via /Film)

3. "The Last Starfighter" Re-Cut Into A Modern Trailer Is Totally Bad**s (via io9)


2. Jennifer Lawrence Would Have "Thrown [Her] Underwear" at Batman (via Comic Book Movie)


1. Bangkok Won't Show Mockingjay After Protestors Use Katniss' Salute (via io9)

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11/20/2014

Do we know what black actors are auditioning to play Luke Cage in the upcoming Netflix TV series? The Internet's been buzzing with rumors of which male African American actors are being auditioned for the lead role in Luke Cage, about the super strong Marvel superhero. While nothing has officially been confirmed, Deadline is making the report, and they're pretty good when it comes to inside info. If we assume the article is correct, the role of Luke Cage is coming down to three actors. None of them were on our previous list of dream candidates, so it looks like Marvel wants some less known names. Let's run down all three, as well as check out photos to see if they can bring the muscle required for the role of Power Man.

1. Cleo Anthony
Cleo Anthony
Source: Instagram
I couldn't find much information on Cleo Anthony (yo, Cleo, have your people update IMDB and Wikipedia), except that he started out as a model. He's best known for his role in Divergent, and has another movie coming out called Transparent.

2. Mike Colter
Mike Colter on set of Million Dollar Baby
Born on August 26, 1976 in Columbia, South Carolina, Mike Randal Colter grew up in St. Matthews, South Carolina. Colter's best known for his role as Big Willie Little in the film Million Dollar Baby. He's also going to portray Agent Jameson Locke in the franchise series Halo: Nightfall and the voice and motion capture for the same character in Halo 5: Guardians. He's also known for his roles on The Good Wife and The Following.

3. Lance Gross
Born July 8, 1981 in Oakland, California, Lance Darnell Gross started out as a model before he transitioned into acting. He's best known for playing Calvin Payne in Tyler Perry's House of Pain, a role for which he became the first actor to win four NAACP Image Awards. Most recently, he played Marcus Finley on NBC's cancelled drama Crisis.

Another tidbit from Deadline is that Cage is scheduled to appear in six or seven episodes of Jessica Jones TV series first before headlining his own series.

Related: 5 Things We Can Expect From Luke Cage TV Series

Who do you think should play Luke Cage?

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) - Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opens tomorrow and with it comes the hottest movie of the year. Advanced tickets for Hunger Games 3 went on sale October 29th and quickly sold more first-day tickets than any other film this year. Fandango.com produced a series of infographics to help you get to know everything you need to know to prepare for the film.

The Hunger Games By the Numbers


Check out this exclusive infographic of The Hungers Games by the numbers!.

Mockingjay Character Guide
May the odds be in your favor as you get to know these 'Mockingjay' players.

Districts of Panem


Check out this exclusive map of the districts of Panem from the Hunger Games!


District 12 Cheese Buns

Find out how to make this delicious recipe related to The Hunger Games.

ABOUT THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, from an adaptation by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
 
Lionsgate presents, a Color Force / Lionsgate production.
 
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 opens in the US on November 21, 2014.

Are you planning to watch Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1? Who's your favorite character?

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11/19/2014

In September 2004, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was released in theaters. An homage to the look and imagination of old movie serials from the 1940's, it used modern technology to create an epic in an old-fashioned style. Here are some nuggets of trivia you may not have known about this amazing film.

1. In 1994, freelance illustrator Kerry Conran spent four years working with blue screen and an aging Macintosh IIci to create a teaser trailer for The World of Tomorrow. His brother Kevin did production design for it. This is the trailer he created.


2. The teaser had a huge impact. Both Jude Law and Gweneth Paltrow signed onto the movie on the basis of the teaser trailer alone. Paltrow even agreed before she saw a completed script.
Jude Law and Gweneth Paltrow;
Credit: Paramount Pictures
3. The Conran brothers created twenty-five elaborate pitch kits with VHS tapes of the trailer in foam rubber casings, and Sky Captain comic books, and planned to shop them around Hollywood. They ended up selling the movie concept to the first person they showed the kit to, producer John Avnet.
Sky Captain promotional comic book cover
4. Sky Captain was filmed almost entirely on a "digital backlot" with the actors performing against blue screen at London's Elstree Studios, and environments created with CGI. It was the first major blue screen American movie production, which later became more common with films like 300 and Sin City.
Gweneth Paltow, Kevin Conran, Jude Law on the set;
Credit: Paramount Pictures
5. The only completely real set built was Polly Perkins' office, because they didn't have time to shoot it in blue screen and render it later.
Polly Perkins (Gweneth Paltrow)
Credit: Paramount Pictures
6. The shot of the over-sized radio tower giving off radio waves calling for Sky Captain is a reference to the RKO Radio Pictures logo.
RKO Radio Pictures Logo
7. It took only twenty-six days to shoot the footage for the movie, but spent two years in post production to complete the visual effects.

8. The robots in the opening attack are inspired by the robots in the classic 1941 Superman cartoon, "The Mechanical Monsters."
Robot from "The Mechanical Monsters"
9. Totenkopf means "head of a dead person" or "skull" in German. It was adopted as the name of Adolf Hitler's personal bodyguards during WWII.

10. Even though her role as Franky Cook was relatively small, Angelina Jolie spent hours in her own time interviewing elderly World War II pilots to get a sense of their mannerisms and how they talked.
Frankie Cook (Angelina Jolie);
Credit: Paramount Pictures
11. Conran originally wanted to present the movie as a series of chapters with cliffhangers like a serial, but was talked out of it.

12. Doctor Totenkopf is portrayed with digitally altered footage of a young Sir Lawrence Olivier. It was Jude Law's idea to use Olivier, because he'd always wanted to work with the legendary actor.
Doctor Totenkopf (Lawrence Olivier)
Credit: Paramount Pictures
13. At one point, we see a newspaper that shows Godzilla in Tokyo.
Credit: Paramount Pictures
Source: Movie Mistakes.com
14. Before shooting the film with his main cast, Conran shot the entire movie with extras and used the footage as reference animatics for the full movie.

15. The sphere and prism seen above the mine are based on famous icons from the 1939 World's Fair.

16. The dinosaur creatures of Totenkopf's island were designed by the legendary Stan Winston Studio.

17. The interior of Radio City Music Hall and the headquarters of The Chronicle are not made with CGI. They're actually photographs digitally assembled together into panoramic backgrounds.

18. Some of the CGI was so revolutionary that Conran and his team of 100 animators had to write new code to create it.

19. In his review of Sky Captain, Roger Ebert said, "It's like a film that escaped from the imagination directly onto the screen, without having to pass through reality along the way."

20. Through critically acclaimed, the movie only earned $57 million at the box office. Since the original movie's budget was $70 million, it was considered a major flop.

21. In the ten years since World of Tomorrow was released, Kerry Conran hasn't made another movie. He only directed a Christmas commercial for Coca-Cola and a 2012 short film Gumdrop, which he hopes to turn into a feature film.
Gumdrop
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