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Pacific Rim Uprising Gipsy Avenger

Back in February, a piece of promotional art for Pacific Rim: Uprising (formerly known as Maelstrom) revealed three new designs for the jaegers we’ll see battling giant monsters in the sci-fi sequel. One of those jaegers appeared to be an upgraded version of Gipsy Danger, the eventual hero robot of the first Pacific Rim, and now that assumption has been confirmed.

Collectible toy company Tamashii Nations will be making some products tied in with Pacific Rim: Uprising, and at an event in New York City this weekend, they revealed the first official look at their toy version of the new jaeger known as Gipsy Avenger. There are even some details on the upgraded weapons that the new jaeger has hidden in its body.

Get a first look at the Pacific Rim Uprising Gipsy Avenger jaeger after the jump. Read More »

Blood Drive

This month marked the tenth anniversary of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse, an experiment the directors intended to replicate the experience of visiting a 1970s-style grindhouse theater. Although three spin-off movies have been made based on the fake trailers included in the presentation (Machete, Machete Kills, and Hobo with a Shotgun), Grindhouse flopped at the box office.

But now, a decade later, that spirit is being resurrected in a new Syfy series called Blood Drive. Are you ready for a show about cars that run on human blood? Buckle up.
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The Lonely Island Music Festival Comedy with Seth Rogen

If you’ve been paying attention to the internet over the past couple days, you’ve likely noticed the trending topic “Fyre Festival” come up more than once. That’s because the music festival on the island of Fyre Cay in the Bahamas (which doesn’t really exist) created by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland featuring performances by Blink 182, Migos and Major Lazar, marketed towards the super rich party people of the Instagram generation, turned into a complete nightmare.

Attendees described it as a Lord of the Flies scenario that looked much like a refugee camp. There was a shortage of food, incomplete lodging areas, looting of booze, even more booze given away for free when attendees were extremely unhappy at the total lack of infrastructure, some parts of the festival were overrun with rats and their droppings, and eventually a serious lack of flights for people to abandon the festival when it was completely canceled after the first day.

Funnily enough, it turns out Seth Rogen is working with The Lonely Island on a music festival comedy where the festivities go horribly wrong. Find out more after the jump. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts Sequels - Eddie Redmayne

In today’s edition of sequel bits:

  • J.K. Rowling teases Newt Scamander’s Patronus spell.
  • Mike Myers comments on Austin Powers 4.
  • Mark Millar reveals a new “Kingsman” comic.
  • Dave Bautista talks Bond 25
  • What’s Emma Watson’s idea for a Beauty and the Beast sequel?
  • All that and more.

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Original Furious 7 Ending

The cast and crew of Furious 7 were thrown a pretty serious curveball when Paul Walker died in a car wreck while the sequel was still in production. Shooting shut down for awhile to allow everyone time to grieve and process this tragedy, but also to allow director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan figure out how they were going to salvage the movie without one of the main actors around to finish many pivotal scenes that had still yet to be completed.

In the end, Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Connor was given a touching send-off by his on-screen brother Vin Diesel. But how would the movie have ended if Paul Walker hadn’t died and didn’t need to be written out of the future sequels? Chris Morgan recently took the time to explain how the original Furious 7 ending would have been different from what we saw in theaters. Read More »

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Poster

This summer, director Luc Besson returns to sci-fi in a big way with an adaptation of the French comic Valerian and Laureline in the form of the feature film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The movie came in at #7 on our list of anticipated wide releases coming to theaters this summer, and it looks like it’s going to be something wild and action-packed.

Normally, we try to veer away from highlighting just a single poster unless there’s something special to observe within it. Today we’re featuring a poster for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, not just because we want to keep promoting this movie so people will see it and help support big, strange sci-fi movies like this, but because the poster contains a rather intriguing easter egg referencing The Fifth Element.

Check out the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets poster after the jump. Read More »

new robert zemeckis movie 2018

Well, you can forget about those meetings between Robert Zemeckis and Warner Bros. about The Flash leading anywhere anytime soon. The Back to the Future and Used Cars director’s next feature, which will star Steve Carell, is scheduled to come out November 21, 2018, and it ain’t called The Flash. Originally titled The Women of Marwen, the project is based on Jeff Malmberg‘s acclaimed 2010 documentary, Marwencol.

Below, learn more about the new Robert Zemeckis movie.

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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we hold our breath until we turn blue, get snatched while trying to get home, try to make something of ourselves, talk movie scores with film’s best and brightest, and get a real lesson in slave labor. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Which Guardians of the Galaxy comics should you read before seeing the Marvel Studios sequel? Would Val Kilmer be interested in playing Batman again? Which NASCAR driver will be sporting Wonder Woman on their car in some upcoming races? Will we ever see the extra sex scenes that were cut from Deadpool? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Colossal Anne Hathaway

The premise of Colossal is so wacky and refreshing that every minute of it surprises you. A woman moves back to her hometown after breaking up with her boyfriend, and finds that she is somehow psychically linked to a giant monster wreaking havoc in Seoul. How it would follow up on such a unique premise? I admit I wondered that going into the film, but it delivered. And it worked so wonderfully because I had virtually no knowledge of the film going in — the marketing up until then had been ingeniously discrete and mysterious.

That may change for those who haven’t seen Colossal yet, with the newest trailer released for the Anne Hathaway film. Don’t read further if you don’t want spoilers.

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