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Star Wars Movies: Young Han Solo and Boba Fett?

Permanent Link by bootlegga on Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:14 pm

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The best thing about the plethora of Star Wars movie rumors that keep popping up? If you don't like one — like yesterday's hint that one would be about Yoda — just wait a day, and there'll be another. Or more, actually, since Entertainment Weekly just posted that they heard two of the stand-alone SW flicks will be "a young Han Solo saga, focusing on the wisecracking smuggler's origin story, and a bounty hunter adventure with Boba Fett at the center of a rogue's gallery of galactic scum."

EW doesn't have any other details, other than the Han Solo movie would take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and the Boba Fett/bounty hunter movie would be set between A New Hope and Return of the Jedi, but whether those are part of the rumors or are just educated guesses is unknown.

Both of these sound a hell of a lot more fun than a Yoda movie, and I'd say Entertainment Weekly is generally a more trustworthy rumor source than most web sites. Still, if these two movies don't sound appealing, don't worry. There will almost certainly be another rumor tomorrow.


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I could care less about a Yoda movie, but movies about Boba Fett and Han Solo - awesome! [drool]

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Is Bond finished?

Permanent Link by bootlegga on Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:14 pm

It looks like with MGM in financial trouble, they won't be a Bond movie for several years at best!


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These are dark days for James Bond fans. It will likely be years before 007 returns to the screen, thanks to money troubles at MGM, Bond’s longtime studio, which has been up for sale since November. Even Daniel Craig seems to have moved on, signing up for the lead in a different potential franchise, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The last time the Bond series was put on this sort of “indefinite” hold was back in the early 1990s, after a series of legal battles (and Timothy Dalton) nearly wrecked the series. It took six years to get it up and running again. And in Hollywood today, six years is an eternity. “No franchise can afford to be away from screens for that long anymore,” says a former MGM exec. “You lose too much momentum. Even for Bond, it could be deadly.” Of course, Bond has defied death before — just ask Blofeld — so we’re not counting him out just yet.

One possibility: “[MGM] should sell the Bond franchise for a billion dollars to some sovereign company in Abu Dhabi and promise to make Bond movies in Abu Dhabi from now on,” suggest one financial analyst familiar with the MGM sale. The name is Bond, Jamal Bond. We could live with that.


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Review of Avatar

Permanent Link by bootlegga on Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:05 pm

When Jake Sully’s (Sam Worthington) twin brother is killed in a mugging, he is recruited to travel to the planet Pandora. There he join RPA’s scientific team and will use a genetically engineered hybrid ‘avatar’, which resembles the native inhabitants, known as the Na’vi by humanity. A rapacious corporation has a massive mining operation on Pandora, extracting unobtainium, which is key to an energy and economic crisis on Earth. The corporations scientific team is trying to win the ‘hearts and minds’ of the natives, while at the same time employing heavily armed troops to protect themselves from both the natives and the violent wildlife on the planet.

While on his first mission outside the mine, Sully is separated from the rest of his team and forced to spend the night in the harsh jungle. While fighting off a pack of vicious predators, he is rescued from the wildlife by Neytiri, a Na’vi hunter. She is convinced to bring him back to her clan’s home, the Home Tree. There, he is given a chance to join the tribe if he can complete the same rituals as other warriors. As soon as Sully informs his superior, the ultra gung-ho Colonel Quaritch (Stephen Lang) of this event, they expect him to spy on the Omaticaya clan’s home, as it sits on the biggest deposit of unobtanium in the area.

Neytiri takes Sully under her wing and begins to show him their way of life. At first, he is both skeptical and reluctant, but over time, both Neytiri and the simple pleasures of the Na’vi way of life lead Sully to question his mission. The question soon becomes, to whom does Sully owe his allegiance?

Avatar has been compared to other films like Pocahontas and Dances with Wolves. For sure, the metaphor of ecological collapse and industrialism run amok is heavily presented in this film, with references like ‘Earth is a dying planet’ and ‘where the humans come from, there is nothing green’, and so on. Certainly, the RPA corporation shows that it is much like some greedy corporations today, in...

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Review of Zombieland

Permanent Link by bootlegga on Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:56 pm

Someone in America made the fatal mistake of eating a bad hamburger, which was infected with Mad Cow. Instead of slowly killing them as usually is the case, the virus mutated, and caused massive brain swelling in its victim in a matter of hours, which in turn created a homicidal maniac with a hunger for human flesh. Thus began the zombie apocalypse in Zombieland.

The hero of the story, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), is a nerdy college kid trying to make his way home to Columbus from Austin Texas. He quickly introduces the audience to his rules of survival, like rule #1, Cardio. If you can’t run, you can’t get away from the zombies, which is hilariously illustrated by a zombie chasing a fat guy across a field. Rule #2 is Double Tap or don’t be cheap on bullets. Use a second one to make sure the zombie stays down. And so on.

He quickly meets Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), a wise-cracking, zombie-killing machine who is on a mission to find a Twinkie. After meeting Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), they are tricked into surrendering their weapons and vehicle. A chase ensues and again they are tricked, losing their weapons and vehicle. This time though, Columbus convinces them to all work together in their goal to get to Pacific Playland, an amusement park outside Los Angeles. There, they discover all sorts of odd things.

Zombieland is more comedy than horror (zomedy?), so for those of you who are looking for gore and gruesomeness, you’ll have to get your fix elsewhere. There are scenes of zombies munching on hapless people, but the gore is minimal and secondary to the film. The zombies in the movie are also of the fast variety, so purists may not enjoy it as much as the typical Romero versions. And finally, because the zombies were created by mad cow, a brain shot is not necessary to kill them.

However, despite these ‘flaws’, the movie is highly entertaining. It is fast paced, action packed and laced with tons of dark comedy. I would guess that ...

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Resident Evil: Afterlife arriving in late 2010

Permanent Link by bootlegga on Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:26 am

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Sony's Screen Gems is eyeing a September 17, 2010 release for the fourth "Resident Evil" installment, to be titled Resident Evil: Afterlife. The ending of the third film, Resident Evil: Extinction, left the door wide open for another sequel.

Paul W.S. Anderson revealed late last year he was indeed writing the next film.

As hinted at the end of "Extinction," the story will shift to Tokyo, Japan.
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Arnold Schwarznegger on Climate Change - If 98 doctors tell me my son is ill and needs medication and 2 do not, I listen to the 98. The same can be said about climate change.

"The Crystal Wind is the storm, and the storm is data, and the data is life." Trent the Uncatchable

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