That’s right, it’s time for a brand new episode of The Flickcast. Yeah, we’re making ’em as fast as we can. Deal with it.
On this week’s episode Chris and Joe discuss the new Ghostbusters, Star Trek: Beyond, Stranger Things, the best stuff from Comic-Con in San Diego including trailers for Wonder Woman, Justice League and Doctor Strange. Plus, the usual more, more and more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of Star Trek: Beyond and Joe’s pick of, well, the same thing. Yes, they liked it.
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On the surface, The Beaver is the story of Walter Black’s struggle with depression and the unorthodox means with which he copes, and, finally, his desperate attempt to return to a normal life. On a deeper level, it presents a much darker problem: What if one morning you woke up to find you had lost all interest in your family?
No reason, no explanation, just disinterest and dissatisfaction with the very things you thought were supposed to make you happy. This is Walter Black, played by Mel Gibson in perhaps the best performance of his career. Walter is CEO of a successful toy company, is married to a beautiful, smart woman successful in her own right (and played by director Jodie Foster), and has two children.
However, Walter’s life is far from perfect: His son Porter (Anton Yelchin) hates him and keeps an ongoing list of post-it notes detailing each quirk of his father that he himself exhibits and needs to rectify. Hhis youngest son Henry feels so ignored that he retreats into anonymity, so much so that when his own mother picks him up from school, she needs to make several passes to find him. His wife Meredith herself struggles to keep her family together before throwing up her hands and throwing Walter out.
But serious as these family problems are (and they aren’t particularly serious—what teenage boy doesn’t resent his father? What child doesn’t feel neglected? What mother doesn’t feel she’s the family adhesive?) they’re not the cause of Walter’s depression, or at least he seems so oblivious to them that it seems unlikely.
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Previously, we brought you the first info on the upcoming reboot of the classic horror film Fright Night along with some early casting news. Now, the number of actors in the new film has increased by two. According to Heat Vision, David Tennant, best known for the BBC series Doctor Who and Christopher Mintz-Plasse of Superbad and Kick-Ass fame have joined the film.
The two actors are now part of a cast which already includes Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and Toni Colette who are playing Charlie, an evil vampire and Charlie’s disbelieving Mom respectively. Tennant will play Peter Vincent, a late-night horror show host made famous by the late Roddy McDowall in the original film. In the rebooted version, Tennant instead plays a Las Vegas magician whose act centers on horror movie images.
Vincent, of course, claims to be a vampire expert, but when Charlie asks him for help with Colin Farrell’s evil vampness and his Mom’s recent attraction to the vamps, it turns out his vampire hunting skills leave something to be desired. Mintz-Plasse will star as Charlie’s friend, Evil Ed, who feels slighted when Charlie leaves his nerdy past, and his friend, behind. As revenge, Ed joins the vampires and becomes a nemesis for Charlie.
The film, written by former Buffy scribe Mari Noxon and directed by Craig Gillespie, is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2011.
Sure, you could wait until this Friday to see Terminator: Salvation, the latest film in the Terminator saga. You could also ignore the other clips and bits of info we’ve shown you in the past about the film and just go in cold. But really, what fun would that be?
Instead, why not take a look at another clip from the film, courtesy of MTV’s Movie’s Blog, featuring Sam Worthinton and Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin as Marcus Wright and the young Kyle Reese.
This clips has a bit of cool Terminator action as well as a line of dialog you may be familiar with — that is if you’ve ever seen any other Terminator films. Of course, if you haven’t seen any other Terminator films, you’re probably not reading this right now. For better or worse, Terminator: Salvation opens this Friday. Meantime, enjoy this clip. . . or not.