James Bond Falls From the Sky

What I like best about this trailer for the new James Bond film, Skyfall, is that I have absolutely no idea what the movie will be about. Too often, I find trailers give away HUGE plot points. It’s like the studios think we’re so stupid that they have to prepare us for any plot twists ahead of time or we won’t get it. I like being surprised.

I suspect future trailers will clue us in to what exactly is falling from the sky. I think I’ll do my best to avoid them and just buy a ticket. I really like Daniel Craig as Bond and I’m glad he’s back.

Drive of the Dragon

Go for a drive, she says. Relaxing day in China, she says.

Best. Date. Ever.

Just in time for Short Film Fridays, here’s the full short of “Kung Fu Vettel: Drive of the Dragon” starring Formula 1 racer Sebastian Vettel and Celina Jade. I was wondering if this was a car commercial because they make damn sure to get plenty of shots of the bloody thing and sure enough, this is the first in a series of the Infiniti ‘Inspired Performers’ series.

I like the idea that car companies are willing to shell out real money to make fun things like this. It’s a big risk, especially since I doubt very highly that martial art enthusiasts give two shits about cars. But I like that this exists.

The Greatest Iron Man Cosplayer EVER

In honor of Avenger’s week, here’s a look at Anthony Le’s amazing Iron Man Mark 7 suit. This isn’t the first fully functional Iron Man armor he’s built.

He’s done War Machine:

Tron Iron Man:

The Mark VI:

The Hulk Buster:

And a shit ton more like Zombie War Machine and the Pepper Potts Rescue Armor. Guy really likes him some Iron Man. You can check out more of Anthony’s projects at his website.

The Dark Knight Rises

With it being Avengers week and Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, it’s almost easy to forget that another little comic book film is coming later this summer. Fortunately, the folks at Warner Bros have dropped a final trailer to remind us that the Dark Knight will rise July 20.

So maybe it’s a feature of watching this on a computer screen and not a proper theater with esspolotions rocking my chair, but does this trailer seem, I dunno, overly pretentious? Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to see it and the bits in the trailer make me all tingly in my nethers, but it kinda gives off a weird “too cool for you” kind of vibe. Maybe it’s just me.

Anyway, it’s a good summer for comics and sci fi which to me is a great thing.

Merida Introduces Us to Her Family

I’m so very excited from Pixar’s Brave. It looks absolutely fantastic! I also can’t stop thinking that Amy Pond is somehow directly descended from Merida.

Remember Recall

AZM Ally Jeff Posey sent along this trailer for the new Total Recall movie staring Colin Farell, Jessica Biel, and Kate Beckinsale. It looks flashy, it looks fast paced, it looks much more slick than the original. And this is why I have absolutely no interest in seeing this thing.

The original film has this unpolished grit to it that makes it feel almost too real. It has a raw edge to it that keeps you questioning throughout the film. It’s so dirty and broken that you completely believe it’s real. Part of it is the practical effects, part of it is Arnold’s total commitment to being utterly confused. It’s messy, it’s weird, it’s completely flawed, and it totally works because you can relate to it on a visceral level. You can totally believe that the future will be just as greasy and dirty as today.

When you polish all that grit up with fancy CG, green screen sets, quick camera cuts, extremely beautiful people, it loses the rawness. We can’t relate to a polished iCity. There’s nothing real about it. It’s all computer generated. I mean, yeah, it’s damn pretty and I love the visuals, but it’s all utterly fake so we can never truly relate to Colin questioning his reality.

I guess I kind of expected that someone would remake this at some point. But it’s just too shiny for me.

Fuck You, Thunder!

I’m just gonna leave this here. Because. Um. The fuck did I just watch?!

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