It’s time for a brand new episode of The Flickcast. And because we still don’t keep to a regular schedule these days, let’s say this one (like the last two episodes) arrived right on time. Still cool? Cool.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe continue to discuss the controversy surrounding the new Captain America comic, the 30th anniversary of Top Gun, assholes who boo at the movies, DC Rebirth, The Flash season finale, the end of a great Game of Thrones character and what it means for the show in general, the next James Bond, cans versus bottles and more. Plus, more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the Rodeo Clown Double IPA from Karbach Brewery and Joe’s pick of the Samsung Galaxy Tap S2.
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Some days it just doesn’t pay to get outta bed. First, the news broke this morning that Ridley Scott is jumping aboard the sequel/reboot train once again with a new Blade Runner movie which, let’s face it, is basically a terrible idea and completely unnecessary.
Now word comes that his brother Tony is prepping a reboot of Sam Peckinpah’s western classic The Wild Bunch. WTF? Sorry Tony, but that’s about as stupid an idea as rebooting or making a sequel to Blade Runner. Oh, wait. . .
Instead of mining classic films looking for good ideas you obviously can’t come up with yourself, how about finding some smart writers to come up with some ideas for you? I’m sure you can find one or two talented writers in all of Hollywood.
If you’re having trouble, I’ll get some friends of mine to send you over some scripts. Really, it’s no trouble. In the meantime, stick to making ridiculous movies about trains that won’t stop or trains that get taken over by terrorists or, well, you get the idea.
Please, leave the actual thinking to others. It’s painfully obvious you’re not capable of doing any yourself.
Oh, on another note, nobody plays baseball in the rain. It’s just stupid.
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors and glass windows of a giant movie production company, wonder no more. In this awesome video from YouTube’s NathanGotsch you can finally see the exciting process of Hollywood movie and TV development at its finest.
In the video you can clearly see all the hard work, sweat, tears and creativity that goes into coming up with the idea for the next, big, Hollywood blockbuster franchise. Or, if you’re a bit more cynical, you can see this video as an indictment of the entire Hollywood movie making system. Either way, you have to admit, it’s pretty funny.
Apparently, executives at Disney have already seen this video and privately many of them agree it’s not only funny but spot on as to the process. Of course, they’ll probably never admit it publicly. It really doesn’t matter all that much because for most people, this is probably what they think happens in a pitch meeting anyway. Otherwise, how can we explain all the crap movies that come out each and every week?
Whatever your feelings about Hollywood or the process of filmmaking, funny is funny. So, check out this very funny video after the jump.
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Sometimes a video needs an explanation so you can better understand its significance or its substance. Other times, a video needs no introduction and can stand on its own. This video is one of those second ones. But I’m still gonna give it one anyway.
Containing what could arguably be called some of the cheesiest movie lines of all time, the video captures what’s best and worst about the movies we love and helps us remember, at least in some small way, why we love them.
Movies, like life, are often imperfect. But that doesn’t stop them from being a hell of a lot of fun most of the time.
Click through to enjoy this video from YouTube user hh edits, which was first featured at Pajiba. I know I did.
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