Alright here we go. Now Star Wars Episode VII is really real.
Yesterday’s announcement of J.J. Abrams as director of the next story in the Star Wars saga came with a general amount of surprise by most. So many directors have been mentioned (by me also) as possible candidates including Matthew Vaughn, Steven Spielberg, Jon Favreau and even Ben Affleck were in the running. But here is my official statement on Lucasfilm hiring Abrams to take over the world of lightsabers and breathing machines.
Look, a lot of directors could have worked well with the new Star Wars film if the script turns out to be very good. I especially would have loved Matthew Vaughn’s take on it but Abrams doing this gives me a general sense of hope and excitement. The guy helped create Alias, Lost and Fringe. He has directed the best Mission: Impossible (M:I 3), the wonderful Super 8 and took the Star Trek franchise and breathed new life into it and made it relevant for a new generation. The man has one damn impressive resume. You can not deny it.
There are rumors out there that the new flick may have a female lead and that some have been pushing for Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz to star. If any of this is true I will be a happy camper. We have had six movies of male leads, how awesome would it be to have a kick ass female Jedi on screen (ahhh Mara Jade).
So to recap, nice job Lucasfilm. The weight of nerd worry has lifted a bit from my shoulders. Now let’s make a damn Star Wars movie!
I recently watched Looper and my review is up for consuming by your eye holes over on NerdRating.com. It is one of the most unique time travel movies made and should easily make its way to any sci-fi fans collection.
When you find something good you might as well keep going till folks hate you.
Don’t worry, I am sure this is almost the end of the Darth Vader dubbed over voice video craze. Then again, if I keep finding ones like this Schwarzenegger voiced Vader one, this blog may become a one trick pony. That is assuming I even have a trick to begin with.
Sometimes the simplest ideas turn out to be the best. After watching this video let’s see if you were like me and laughed a little bit more than you thought you would when the video began. Darth Vader is a bit hard of hearing and that’s it. No witty explanation needed. If this is the Vader we get in the new trilogy, I wouldn’t be opposed.
Django Unchained got reviewed by a lucky guy known as me over on NerdRating.com
Go check out my review and let me know if you agree or disagree and let me know your thoughts on Taratino’s latest. The easiest way I can describe it (from my review) is that it is like Blazing Saddles and Pulp Fiction had a lively, witty kid.
The video below is from a man named Eddie Zarick and besides having a great Bond villain name he likes to build things. More specifically, he thought of such an amazing and interesting way to propose to his girlfriend that you really should do your best (if you are a man) to not let yours watch this because anything you attempt to do after this will pale in comparison.
Who wouldn’t say yes? Hell, I would.
Thanks to The Mary Sue
What is real?
What is Recall?
Does the three breasted chick show her jugs? (Yes, she does)
Is this movie any good?
Be sure and check out my review for Total Recall over on NerdRating.com.
I mean Beckinsale and Biel are in it so it has to be a 4/10 right off the bat just for those four, I mean two reasons. Only place to go is up.
I would like to share with you what has taken up my entire morning and will most likely take up my entire holiday vacation. The Star Wars Sequel Debacle Simulatron The basic idea of this very simple but insanely fun program is you pick your writer, director and star of the next Star Wars movie then pick a title and how much action, romance, etc. then the program gives you a grade and written blurb about the movie and how much your Star Wars flick would make.
For example here is my first flick I did:
Writer- Kevin Smith
Director- JJ Abrams
Star- Nathan Fillion
Gross- 330 million domestic
Shit this is seriously fun. Try not to lose tons of time with this. Be sure and post your hits and flops in the comments. Let’s compare!
I have tried to think of something witty to say to accompany this video but my mind has officially shut down because the whole “celebrities read Fifty Shades of Grey” has reached its inevitable end….and it is glorious. Oh myyy indeed.
So I may be late to this party but I just discovered The Children Medieval Band today. If you are unaware of them they are a Romanian trio of siblings living in the U.S. who have a huge love of the metal band Rammstein. They even got to open for the band at a concert in Colorado! The video above is just one of many they have put online covering the metal bands songs. We can turn our lost, musically challenged young people around. Meet our new role models.
Click here to see the band preform in Colorado before Rammstein.