Not to brag, but we’ve been on a roll. It’s already April and we’ve given you new episodes of The Flickcast each and every week without fail. That’s pretty good, especially if you knew how lazy we actually are. But that’s a topic for a whole show.
Instead, on this week’s episode, Chris and Joe discuss and debate a whole bunch of stuff including the new Mad Max: Fury Road trailer and movie, the genius of George Miller, new Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Agents of SHIELD, The Flash, Arrow, Furious 7, Joe’s annoyance with the term “Millennial” and a whole lot more. Yes, there’s even more. We just can’t help ourselves.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the animated movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Joe’s pick of the book Jiro Gastronomy.
As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques, offers of sponsorship, or whatever, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter, at Facebook, Google+ or via email.
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This is something that should be filed under “?”, as some alleged test footage of the once shelved Thundercats project out of Warner Bros has surfaced on the web and it looks….good? About a year ago, the project was announced to be dead (or at least “postponed”) due to budget constraints. A new anime-style cartoon reboot is currently in the works over at Cartoon Network, but it looks nothing like this.
Flixter first had the video, saying that it’s an official CG test from the project back when it was still in the works, and we have to admit, it doesn’t look half bad. Sure, it’s appealing to a younger crowd, with a comical, puerile Lion-O, but it’s got the action, and the animation looks quite impressive.
We’ll be pretty upset if this turns out to be a fake, but at least we know that fans everywhere are still thinking about Lion-O and his band of butt-kicking cats. Check out the footage after the jump.
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As much as people still refuse to admit it, Despicable Me was one of the highest grossing films (prior to Potter) of 2010. Since it’s July release date, the film has grossed over $500 million worldwide. That’s not much to scoff at, and now the studio is having at it again with a brand new film called Hop.
The movie is an interesting spin on growing up, told with the help of a cocky Easter bunny, played by Russell Brand. Here’s the official synopsis.
Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.
Though the blending of CGI and live action has left a bad taste in our mouthes in the past, (looking at you, Garfield 2: Tale of Two Kitties), this could prove to be a change in pace, as Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind Despicible Me is taking the reins from here.
Check out the very first trailer after the jump and catch Hop in theaters on April 1st.
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There are plenty of bad films being made today. Some are original, some are remakes or “reboots”. Some put it’s script forward as the strong point, and some rely on the acting. The newest trailer for November’s Skyline proves that this film is none of the above. Expect to get nothing but purely astounding visual effects from this film.
Directed by visual effect pros Colin and Greg Strause and written by visual effect pros Joshua Cordes and Liam o’Donnell, the film will obviously be very heavy on the CG effects. It’s one thing when a film is poised to be astounding in writing or acting, but anyone who has seen a trailer for Skyline knows to expect a 90 minute science fiction thrill ride.
The premise is about strange lights descending on L.A., drawing people in before sucking them up into the sky. All the while, gigantic ships, creatures, and robots threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.
The teaser that hit about a month ago only gave us a taste, but this newer trailer is sure to envelope us in the world of Skyline and all of it’s CG science fiction glory. Check out the new trailer after the jump, and be sure to catch the flick in theaters on November 12th.
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There are several things that director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) doesn’t seem too concerned about in the bloated, CGI-laden disaster movie 2012. These include, but are not limited to: plot, character development, plausibility, restraint, and subtlety. I kind of understand why he chooses to ignore these elements. If you get bogged down with all these pesky details, how are you supposed to focus on THE SPECTACLE?
THE SPECTACLE is the star of this film, and clearly every resource available was used to ensure that this movie looks good, everything else be damned. 2012 is a full 2 1/2 hour visual assault of CGI, destruction, chase scenes, and every natural disaster a geophysicist could possibly imagine. It’s chalk full of action movie clichés, right down to the brooding and estranged ex-husband who happens to be near his old family when disaster strikes, and must lead them to safety. Not only is the movie wholly unoriginal, but it actually feels like Emmerich just cherry-picked his favorite scenes from action movies he likes, and found a way to throw them all into a threadbare story.
This is director indulgence gone too far. The movie is an hour too long, and a few key scenes would have had far more impact if there were not an action scene thrown in every 3-4 minutes. It’s as though Emmerich is saying to the audience: “You are going to sit there in your seat, and you are going to watch the crap out of this movie.”
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With the hype machine in full swing for the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, more and more info about the film is starting to come out. Of course, we’ve covered it quite a bit here at The Flickcast with photos, videos and more. We’ve also covered one of the stars of the film a bit more extensively than the rest. Of course, I’m talking about Megan Fox. But really, can you blame us?
We’re big fans of Ms. Fox and have always thought she was extremely beautiful and pretty much perfect in every way. Really, she almost seemed too good to be true in her perfection. Well, now we find out that she really is too good to be true. In fact, she’s not real at all and is totally computer generated. How do we know? We’ve got the video to prove it.
Watch the video and go behind the scenes with Transformers producers as they reveal how Megan Fox was created and what it was like to shoot the film pretending this perfect woman was there when she really wasn’t. See as filmmakers announce for the first time a new ersion of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen where you put on a pair of glasses and everything turns to Megan Fox. Its all very enlightening and, well, very disappointing too.
But seeing as how we’re such fans of Ms. Fox around here and are really disappointed to learn the news that she’s not real, maybe the fimmakers would be willing to send us one of those Megan Fox animatronic dolls as consolation? It might help to ease our, um, suffering.
Be sure to check out the video after the jump. . . if you dare.
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