Chris and Joe are back once again this week with a brand new episode of The Flickcast. That’s right, three in a row! Amazing again, right? Speaking of amazing, this week’s episode (as they often do) includes lots of amazing topics covering all things geek.
Some of these include the new, awesome trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the next Avengers movie, Thor: The Dark World, Marvel movies in general, Lawrence Kasdan joining the new Star Wars writing team, The Walking Dead and a whole lot more. Plus, the boys again talk about their appreciation for Idris Elba, how The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie and Chris says something nice about George Lucas. Yeah, we don’t believe it either.
Picks this week include Joe’s pick of the ongoing comic book series Iron Man, which delves into the origins of Tony Stark, and Chris’ pick of Apple’s new free OS called Mavericks. That’s right, free — as in free beer.
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.
Okay Star Trek: The Next Generation Fans, this one is for you. Without much in the way of introduction, let’s just say that not very many men can make something as ordinary as sitting down this artful and, yes, this manly.
So, thank you Commander Riker. We could all learn something from you. You are, indeed, a boss.
Click through to see exactly what we’re talking about.
As someone who made one or two commercials in the past, I can’t say all that much about the creative merits of this particular commercial except it didn’t really motivate me to buy an Audi. But that’s not really the purpose of this commercial anyway.
What’s the purpose then? Well, that’s debatable. However, to a Star Trek-loving geek like myself, I also say it’s pretty irrelevant. I just loved it because I get to see two great actors, who’ve played one of the most iconic characters in history, have a bit of fun. Plus, after today’s earlier sad news, I could use a bit of fun.
The two actors in question are Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto who, of course, both played Spock in various incarnations of Star Trek. The commercial in question is “The Challenge” and in it Spock battles Spock to see who can get to the golf course first. The loser buys lunch. Who wins?
Well, I won’t spoil it for you except to say that the solution found by Spock is highly logical, pretty darn funny and a great twist.
As we’re getting closer to the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness expect even more promo-type material to come out. This time around it’s a clip from the movie itself featuring the ensemble crew of the Enterprise.
It’s a fun clip and helps keep up the enthusiasm for the movie’s release. The pic opens in IMAX 3D on May 15 and in 2D/3D on May 17.
With the release of two completely freaking awesome trailers this week, the J.J. Abrams’ directed Star Trek: Into Darkness and the Zack Snyder directed/Christopher Nolan produced Man of Steel also release one viral advertisement each. Oddly enough, both viral videos have a similar production value to eachother.
First, the viral for Man of Steel launched, with heavily distorted imagery of General Zod warning Earth that “You Are Not Alone” and Zod demands Kal-El to surrender to him or watch Earth suffer the consequences. The video is insanely distorted, something like a scrambled message from an alien world might possibly look like if our primitive video software tried to encode it.
Most of the audio is pretty clear, stating Zod’s message loud and clear to the people of Earth. When I first saw it, I was ecstatic at what it looked like the Nolan/Snyder camp had put together for what could be a nice string of viral promotional ads.
Then, on Friday, the first viral for Star Trek: Into Darkness launched. Slightly more traditional, perhaps, with a viral video, with clips from the actual movie being shown in between distorted shots of lead villain John Harrison (played by Benedict Cumberbatch). This one plays out as more like you, the viewer, are seeing this message displayed on a screen, and Harrison is telling a tale of James Tiberius Kirk, and the misfortune that lies ahead for him and his crew.
As we get closer to the release date of J.J. Abrams Star Trek sequel Into Darkness, expect to see more and more promotional material from the movie. This time said promotional material takes the form of a brand new trailer.
In this one we get more of what we’ve seen before but also there’s a couple new bits featuring Benedict Cumberbatch’s bad guy who may or may not be Khan or Gary Mitchell. . . Or both.
Anyway, we really don’t care who he plays, he looks to be a great villain in his own right. And to be honest, we’re just exctied for the movie and can’t wait to see more.
On that note, look for Star Trek: Into Darkness to hit theaters on May 17 release in the U.S. with IMAX 3D screenings starting May 15. Check out the new trailer after the break.
If you haven’t been following along, Google’s Project Glass is something of a revolution. Or, at least it could be. It’s connected eyewear that allows you to interface with all manner of input while still enjoying your immediate surroundings.
And yeah, it’s kinda cool and yeah we kinda want one. Today, Google dropped a video showing what it’s like to use the Glass. The company also announced it is expanding the beta program beyond developers, allowing anyone to “be a part of shaping the future of Glass.”
I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to meet the intense actor Michael Shannon in a dark alley. Although, from what we’ve heard (and seen) he’s actually a very nice guy who just plays twisted dudes for a living.
Speaking of twisted dudes, we’ve got a new trailer featuring Shannon starring in the movie The Iceman. The upcoming thriller sees Shannon playing “real-life hitman/family man Richard Kuklinski, a mob killer-for-hire who knocked off more than 100 men before begin caught in 1986.” The catch? His family had no idea what he did for a living. Icy indeed.
Ray Liotta, Wynona Ryder, Chris Evans and James Franco co-star. Look for The Iceman to arrive in theaters this May.
Until then, check out the new trailer after the break.
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