There’s an interesting story making the rounds on the Internet, about a Tennessee representative who warned parents of the dangers of the award-winning hit television show “Modern Family,” because the show features a gay couple. And, in result, might teach children about homosexuality, or, worse, turn kids gay.
“Star Wars” is awesome, for many reasons. One is that it blends strong, tried-and-true fantasy elements into a sci-fi lite package. Another reason is because it helped pave the way for modern special effects. And, third, it’s a fantastic movie.
But one thing I’ve never thought too much about was the famous trash compactor scene. You know, the one where Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Princess Leia send out an S.O.S. to R2D2 and C-3PO when the four of them get caught in the Death Star’s garbage compactor (known as Garbage Compactor 3263827 to us nerds). Check it out to re-familiarize yourself with it, then read on:
“Chronicle” was a surprise for me. I went into it not thinking much of the premise (found footage super powers movie), but it was executed well and had some interesting and exciting scenes. It’s clear director Josh Trank had a vision and stuck with it. Though a bit wobbly, the movie continues to perform well in theaters, so, of course, talks of a sequel are happening.
Pajiba has a great image gallery showing how entire casts of shows and movies have aged over the years. While there’s nothing mindblowing, I’m sure everyone is dying to see how the Bayside bunch from “Saved by the Bell” look today. Here are a couple images, but head on over to Pajiba to check it out.
Online piracy: For years we’ve been told it has negatively impacted certain sectors of big business, especially Hollywood. At some point or another we have been told “X” movie would have performed better if it wasn’t illegally downloaded. Well, turns out, that’s not true at all.
In a recent study done by researchers at Wellesley College, downloading pirated movies has never, ever hurt domestic box office draw. Basically: If a movie performed poorly or below expectations, it’s because people just didn’t want to see it (and the economy, but let’s focus on the “didn’t want to see it” part).
The international trailer for Marc Webb’s upcoming reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man” has surfaced online. The trailer shows some new things, but nothing mindblowing. It mostly has different pacing than the American trailer that debuted earlier this month.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie.com!
Alan Moore is regarded as one of the best minds in not only comic books, but all of fiction. His masterpiece, “Watchmen,” has been studied, dissected and theorized over time and time again. And even though some of Moore’s work has been turned into Hollywood films, he’s usually not pleased with how they adapt his stories and characters.
Another thing Moore isn’t happy about is the upcoming “Watchmen” prequel, “Before Watchmen.” I personally see it as a cash grab by DC Comics; as a way to try to revitalize comic book sales and profit. And it’ll work, without a doubt, but that doesn’t mean it’s right. A prequel is unnecessary and will just set a bad precedent. What next, a prequel to “The Boys“?
Indeed. And I cannot wait.
A reboot? Already? But the first film came out in 2007! This is worse than the entire “Spider-Man” reboot idea (although I am looking forward to Marc Webb’s movie.)
Vampires are on their way out. “Twilight” films are almost over, and it seems people care less and less about the blood suckers with each passing day. Still, that’s not going to stop studios from doing what they want to do.
Case in point: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”