You thought we forgot about you again. You thought we weren’t going to have a new episode of The Flickcast and that we’d skipped a week. Well, you were wrong. Again. We’re just late … again.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe talk about the new Ghostbusters movie and trailer, Saturday Night Live, the current state of movie and TV comedy, J.K. Simmons’ new gig, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a whole lot more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the Netflix series House of Cards (now back for Season 4) and and Joe’s pick of the classic movie Highlander, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Damn.
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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When the initial rumors of Ryan Reynolds circling the role of Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod rose, people were skeptical that he could do the part justice. Those people must not remember what Highlander is as a franchise.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a bigger Highlander fan than you normally encounter, and Christopher Lambert’s Connor is an iconic genre character. There just isn’t a ton of hollowed ground in this franchise, which should be obvious to anyone who has seen one of the 13 different versions of Highlander 2.
Now those rumors are becoming reality as The Tracking Board is reporting that Reynolds has finally signed on to the reboot:
After roughly a month of negotiations, Ryan Reynolds has officially been cast in the lead role for Highlander. Reynolds will play Conner MacLeod, a Highlander who discovers he is one of a dwindling group of immortals who wander the earth and kill each other in combat for the final “Prize” – mortality.
Of all the 80’s era properties that are getting reboots today, this is one that makes a ton of sense. Reynolds is a good actor, and has shown some real action chops in three unfortunate comic book movies. Hopefully this franchise will finally be the one that suits his specific talents.
This week on The Flickcast Chris and Matt are again joined by Joe Dilworth of Pop Culture Zoo to discuss all manner of new and recurring topics. This goes far better than expected.
This week those include HBO’s Game of Thrones, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Avengers, Batman: The Dark Night Rises casting and more. In addition, they talked about the next Superman movie, Superman Returns, Captain America and the Nazis, triumphant trio and the tragic passing of Sarah-Jane herself, Doctor Who actress Elisabeth Sladen.
Of course, your hosts also made some picks this week including Matt’s pick of the movie Fortress, Joe’s pick of the upcoming new season of Doctor Who and Chris’ pick of the classic 70’s film Dirty Harry, starring Clint Eastwood.
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The upcoming film Solomon Kane can’t seem to catch a break. Casting allegedly began back in 2001, when it was announced Christopher Lambert (Highlander) would be taking on the Pulp role. That version eventually died out, and the project went on the shelf for several years.
Later, in 2007, it was announced that James Purefoy (Rome) would take on the titular role, with British director Michael Bassett handling the directing duties. Principal photography began in early 2008, and the film wrapped nearly a year later. The film has been completed for quite some time, but has yet to find a US distributor, which means we may never get to actually see it in theaters.
With that said, other countries are still planning on a late December/early January release date, and with that comes some great marketing and clips from the film. After the jump, check out the brand new “Hall of Mirrors” sequence, which shows that the film will have just as much suspense as it will action.
We’ll be sure to bring you more news on a US release of Solomon Kane as it comes to us.
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