Another week, another brand new episode of The Flickcast. In case you’re wondering, this makes an unbroken streak of six episodes in a row for the new year. High five!
On this week’s show, Chris and Joe talk about a whole bunch of stuff including the news that Spider-Man is making a return to the cinematic Marvel U, the return of The Walking Dead, the Agent Carter series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., origin stories and reboots, the seriousness of Star Wars fans, Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show, the awesomeness of the beeper and a whole lot more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the David Mamet film Redbelt and Joe’s pick of the man himself, Jon Stewart.
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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If there’s one action icon from the 80’s you can always count on, it’s Sylvester Stallone. But this particular post isn’t about him.
Instead, it’s about that other 80’s action icon you can pretty much always count on: Arnold Schwarzenegger. Once his stint in the California Govenor’s mansion was over, Arnold went back to movies full time. Those releases haven’t been met with the same, shall we say, enthusiasm as his earlier efforts.
This new one, callled Sabotage, looks to change all that. Here’s the synopsis:
In “Sabotage”, Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done – until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated. As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect.
Well, that won’t end well — especially for the drug dealers. Check out a trailer for Sabotage, which in addition to Arnold features Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, and Mireille Enos, after the break.
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Once more, friends, we enter the world of Pacific Rim and giant monsters trying to destroy humanity. Fortunately, there’s a chance for all of us in the form of our own giant creations: the Jaeger robots.
In this latest trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, Idris Elba‘s Stacker Pentecost attempts to enlist Charlie Hunnam’s washed-up pilot Raleigh Becket to help save the human race. Isn’t that always the way? Only the washed-up can save us.
In the movie, Becket will team with rookie Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) to control the human-made robots as they battle the Kaiju monsters. One word to describe this trailer and upcoming movie? Epic.
Also starring in Pacific Rim are Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr., Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky and Max Martini. Look for it in theaters on July 12. Look for the trailer after the break.
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Let’s just state for the record that Tom Hanks is a national treasure. No, he wasn’t in National Treasure, that was Nic Cage. Tom Hanks is the guy who started out his career with an RPG movie and then a TV series where he wears a dress and is now, after two Academy Awards, one of the finest and most highly regarded actors of our times.
Sure, he doesn’t always make the best movies (Larry Crowne comes to mind) but still, he’s always likable and, more to the point, always interesting. His latest is the biopic Captain Phillips, wherein Hanks plays Captain Richard Phillips who was taken hostage by Somali Pirates during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009.
The movie is directed by Paul Greengrass and also stars Catherine Keener as Andrea Phillips, Max Martini as the Seal Commander, Yul Vazquez as Frank Castellano and Chris Mulkey as John Cronan. It is scheduled to be released on October 11.
Check out the first trailer for Captain Phillips after the break.
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