Season 3 is coming… What if Fred Savage had been read A Game of Thrones rather than The Princess Bride? Hilarity. That’s what.
If you haven’t finished watching (or reading) season one (or book one) of the Game of Thrones, this video contains major spoilers for the first season (or book). But then again, if you started watching the first season and haven’t finished it, I stand in awe of your willpower and I’m surprised you’re here and not watching it right now. It is fantastic how well The Princess Bride and A Game of Thrones go together as edited in this trailer.
If you’ve heard of the conspiracy theory documentary movie about 9/11 called Loose Change then you’ll see why this video is cleverly (and punnily) called Luke’s Change. It is a revealing documentary that blows the lid off an intergalactic cover-up larger than the smuggling ring involving the spice mine of Kessel, the Kessel Cover-up. Of course, like many of the truths we cling to, it will depend greatly on your own point of view.
Was the destruction of the Death Star an inside job? Watch and decide for yourself:
The cast from Kick-Ass are back (minus Nicholas Cage) and they’ve added Jim Carrey who plays Colonel Stars and Stripes and is almost unrecognizable. It also looks like they have several other costumed characters as well, but enough of my prattling.
Here’s the red band trailer for the sequel to Kick-Ass, aptly titled, Kick-Ass 2.
If you’ve ever played The Neverhood (1996 – PC CD) you already understand why this is exciting news. The Neverhood is one of those truly one of a kind games that is like no other game before or since. It is a point and click adventure game, but the entire world and characters are all composed of clay and painstakingly stop-motion animated frame by frame. For those not familiar with the process, it is the same process used to make films such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride and the more recent Frankenweenie. It gives the game a very unique, whimsical look and feel.
It’s no secret that The Empire Strikes Back is my (and many other fans’) favorite Star Wars movie and one of my favorite films of all time. Now, a truly talented and hardcore fan, Adywan, with an eagle eye for technical details and serious editing skills has taken it upon himself to improve the high-definition version of the film with many changes in his soon eventually to be released fanedit known as The Empire Strikes Back: Revisited. The changes range from (on the minimal side) color correction to (on the extreme side) hand painted mattes, homemade models and digital effects. The fanedits he makes are essentially his take on what the Special Editions should have been; technical improvements with no story changing elements or silly gags thrown in.
Below is one of his comparison videos. Continue reading for another. Notice the new models for the AT-AT Imperial walkers through the binoculars (along with the revised look of the binocular view). The color correction is spot on and there are more speeders and walkers visible. He even added orange stripes to a full size speeder that were missing from the original shot as they take off from the hanger.
Even though some huge Trek fans didn’t like some of the time-traveling, canon-shredding parts of the previous Star Trek movie, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The casting of characters was spot on and really meshed with their previous selves. And seeing Simon Pegg in a huge sci-fi movie is a treat.
This next installment in the newly rebooted Star Trek franchise is looking good. Here’s the latest trailer. I like the back and forth between Kirk and Spock.
Much Ado About Nothing was always one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. Right up there with The Taming of the Shrew. I enjoyed its previous incarnation on the big screen with the Kenneth Branagh version in 1993, which also starred Keanu (Ted Theodore Logan) Reeves only 4 years after he did Bill and Ted.
The next foray into this heady arena is helmed by none other than the wildly popular and successful, geeky sensation, Joss Whedon. I (like many geeks) enjoy a lot of Whedon’s work, and his take on this classic looks very well made and acted. Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts in the comments.