POTD: J.J. Abrams Poses With R2D2

George Lucas and JJ Abrams

Now he’s just messing with fans. People are waiting to hear something — anything — substantial about Star Wars Episode VII, but the December 2015 release date may be all we get for a while. That doesn’t mean that J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Kathleen Kennedy and many others aren’t hard at work on the film. They’re just not telling anyone about it.

But they are willing to show us that they’re working on it. The Bad Robot Twitter account posted a photo of Abrams and others in a workshop — we don’t know if it’s a Lucasfilm office, or Bad Robot’s own (update: it’s Bad Robot) — posing with one of the most iconic Star Wars characters.  Read More »

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Dwayne Johnson

A few months back when Fast and Furious 6 was kicking ass at the box office and a seventh film was fast-tracked, producers talked about the schedule of Dwayne Johnson being a bit of an issue. The action star had committed to filming Hercules: The Thracian Wars with Brett Ratner, which has a July 25, 2014 release date, and was expected to return for James Wan’s Fast and Furious 7, which is scheduled for July 11, 2014.

So what’s the answer? A lack of sleep for Johnson. The actor just tweeted an image of himself in both Hercules and Fast and Furious 7, marking the end of one shoot and beginning of the second.  Read More »

Pacific Rim Lego 3

On the list of recent properties you never thought you’d see recreated in Lego, Pacific Rim has to be on the list. Sure it has its devoted followers but the whole essence of the movie is scale and age. The kaiju are organic, dark and reptilian while the jaegers are beat up, rounded-off and well-articulated. None of those are characteristics Lego produces well. But, one talented fan has recreated a Kaiju attack in Lego and, as you can see above, it’s awesome. See more images below. Read More »

Breaking Bad BTS

Like Anthony Hopkins said, the level of quality maintained over five seasons of Breaking Bad was “awesome.” This is on every level: acting, writing, directing, cinematography, production design, costumes, effects. However, over the course of five seasons, the actors, writers and directors got most of the accolades. Those people, such as Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Vince Gilligan, would be the first to tell you it’s impossible to have such a great show without talented people in every position. One such position has just come to light, as it were.

Breaking Bad camera operator Andy Voegeli took to Twitter recently to share a bunch of behind the scenes photos from various seasons of the show, and it’s a treasure trove of “awesome.” That’s just one image above. We’ve got a dozen more below. Read More »

Fast and Furious 7 - Kurt Russell

The more that’s slowly revealed about James Wan‘s Fast and Furious 7, the more excited I’m getting for the film. Last year we heard Jason Statham was going to be the main bad guy in the film, then Kurt Russell was cast, Djimon Hounsou joined up, and a few weeks ago fans went nuts when Tokyo Drift star Lucas Black joined tying the whole franchise together.

Wan has also been building anticipation through his Twitter feed, @CreepyPuppet, and the latest photo is the best yet. It’s an Aston Martin driven by the film’s villain. Read More »

Avengers Star Wars Hot Toys

This might be the coolest image ever. A Reddit user took his completed Hot Toys collectibles of Marvel’s The Avengers and dressed them up as Star Wars characters. A very, very expensive game of dress up. Now this is a Disney movie I’d pay a lot of money to see. Click above to enlarge the image. [Reddit]

Emmy Nominations

While Albuquerque was always literally on the map, Breaking Bad helped establish it in terms of pop culture. Vince Gilligan‘s show shot on location in the New Mexico city for six years as it continued to gain an audience on AMC, turning Albuquerque into a tourist attraction.

It seems only fitting, then, that in Friday’s edition of local newspaper The ABQ Journal, an obituary ran for a character that didn’t survive the series. If you haven’t seen the finale yet, obviously, this is a big spoiler. Read More »

Ant-Man 1

The World’s End has truly ended. After opening in most markets across the world, writer/director Edgar Wright has finished promoting the fantastic film and can move onto his next project. That next thing, as we all know, is the kickoff to Marvel’s Phase Three: the Summer 2015 release Ant-Man. A couple months ago Wright completed a short test reel, which was first shown at Comic-Con 2012, but he just took to Twitter to tease more work on the film with an exciting new image. Check it out below. Read More »

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