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Dredd!

Well it’s finally here and it looks great. It’s the teaser for the proper interpretation of the iconic ass-kicking Judge from the future, Dredd.

Dredd fans have been waiting since the 90s, and it’s one of my most anticipated movies of 2012. After the Stallone version, it’s time for the Mega-City anti-hero to be given some respect and from this teaser it looks like he has. Personally, I would have preferred Mickey Rourke as the lawman, both for size and age but Karl Urban looks like he will pull it off. So take a look and let us know what you think.

Dredd is due for release on September 21, 2012.

[via Twitter]

10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

Being an avid movie watcher, I use the term “movie” to includes both blockbusters and those busters that are somewhat less than blocky. I am constantly waiting on new reels of escapism. Unfortunately, with the film industry going gaga (not of the Lady variety) for 3D and apeshit for reboots and remakes, the offerings are few and far between.

Even though I’m a movie fan and not a film connoisseur, it’s very hard to look forward to anything that doesn’t fit into one of the aforementioned categories. So when prawn1 asked me to make a note of five—yes, Five!—movies that I have been looking forward to seeing this year, it was difficult to list to compile. Who does he think I am? Barry Ronge? However, I have done better than the five he originally asked, and I’ve found not seven, not nine, but a whole ten movies that I would (whether willingly or grudgingly) pay the ridiculous ticket fee to see. Find out what my fantastic choices are—in no particular order—after the jump.

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Avatar: The Legend of Korra

If you were a fan of Nickelodeon’s animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” like I was, then I have some good news. The spin-off that has been in production is due to air, on said channel, on 14 April 2012. “Avatar: The Legend of Korra” will run for two season with a total of 26 episodes.

Find more on the plot and the trailer to the show after the jump.

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Bruce Lee as Spider-Man?

With the number of superhero movies that we have watched and the ones that are on the way, we all have had our opinions on the casting. What if they cast Leo DiCaprio as Peter Parker or what if they killed the person before they cast Halle Berry as Catwoman?

Anyways while cruising the interweb, looking for “what ifs” on casting, I stumbled on Alex Tuis’ blog. He had some ideas of his own and illustrated his fantasy casting with his digital paintbrush.

Take a look and let us know who you feel should have played your favourite superhero.

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Prometheus!

If you are a huge fan of the “Alien” franchise as I am, and if you haven’t heard of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, then my son you have been living under a rock.

After all those horrible sequels that followed Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking sci-fi epic, he has finally returned to give what all fans have been waiting for. Saying that, he has made it very clear that Prometheus really is not a reboot or an “Alien” movie. It’s more of a stand-alone film that so happens to take place in the Alien universe. Whatever it is, it will explain the origins of the Xenomorph and, finally, that mysterious fossilized creature found aboard the derelict ship in the first “Alien”.

One of the most exciting details to come out, is that they brought back H.R. Giger. Giger’s designs, as fans know, were the inspiration for the original Alien film, which included the creatures and the spacecraft. This is a good omen as his art, coupled with Scott’s vision, is what made the film the classic it is today.

The Plot:  In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.

The Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green & Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland. Yes Peter Weyland, the eventual partner of the notorious Weyland-Yutani Corporation in the films. As you can tell the story is not following the “Alien vs Predator” film’s Charles Bishop Weyland played by Lance Henriksen.

Well that’s enough from me, so watch the trailer, drool and let us know what you think.

Prometheus is due for release in the United States on June 8, 2012.

[via Youtube]

Fillion and Daly Take Their Jobs Seriously

When you have as much spare time as I do these days, you tend to spend a lot of it either watching television or roaming Youtube. Most of the time it’s for new teasers of upcoming movies and nonsensical crud that’s posted by the world. Just when I was about to log off and cry myself to sleep, I found a webisode that put a smile on my face. It’s from The Daly Show.

The Daly Show, not to be confused with Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, stars Tim Daly (Wings, Diner) and his son Sam Daly. It’s essentially a parody of the life of Tim and Sam and the adventures they have.

Tim is also well known for his voice work as Clark Kent/Superman for DC Comics’ animated films and previous TV shows. This particular webisode uses this fact as the basis for its story and stars, in my opinion, the most underused talent of Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle). Nathan, as most fans of the WB animated films know, is the voice of Green Lantern. He is also, most importantly, keeping the Lantern dignified after Ryan Reynolds’ debacle with it. The short also stars Michael Rosenbaum whom we all remember as Lex Luthor in the Smallville series, but does the voice of The Flash along with Daly and Fillion in the Justice League.

I’m not going to write a brief plot as it would spoil it for you, but give it a watch and let us know what you think.

[via YouTube]

Go Captain Cheadle!

I’m a big fan or Funny or Die as they always seem to have some real funny viral videos. Here’s the latest.

If you’re a child of the 80s, as I am, then you must remember “Captain Planet and the Planeteers”. It was an animated show that attempted to bring climate change and environmental awareness to youngsters. While it did wake kids up to recycling and caring for the planet, it wasn’t very cool and really, you hated the kids and the mullet-wearing Captain.

So when Funny or Die produced Don Cheadle as the new Captain (Cap, we’re assuming was a white guy), we knew it was going to be hilarious. Please be advised the sketch does contain salty language.

[via Funny or Die]

Monkey Mayhem

Just released is the latest trailer for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. Silly title aside it’s difficult to ascertain if this is a prequel to Tim Burton’s lacklustre “Planet of the Apes”, a reboot or a standalone feature. Either way, from the teaser, it looks like the usual sci-fi formula of scientists messing around, lose control of the project and the monkey poop hits the fan.

James Franco leads the cast as a scientist working on a cure for Alzheimer’s by testing on apes (great idea, he should have watched Deep Blue before attempting this). Then test subject chimp Caesar, played by Andy Serkis, begins to mutate rapidly and well we know what happens from here.

Weta Digital who brought us visual effects for “Avatar” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, takes the helm here and so we can expect the same brilliance. No Burton monkey suits, thank goodness. However I just don’t see anything that will make us think other than why that gorilla needed to pick the lock to his cage and not just kick it open.

The film is set to release August 5th, 2011.

http://youtu.be/rqyKYrDta_E

Alien <3 Predator

Howzit, it has been a while. That’s what happens when trying to work and attempts at a social life will do to you. And I know Boss Prawn (Ed — Boss. That does has a nice ring to it.) must have wondered if I had quit. No I didn’t Prawn.

Thought I’d show you a silly indulgence of mine. I’m a big fan of the Alien and Predator franchises. They are maybe the best alien badasses ever brought to the silver screen, and one day while cruising for anything porn pred, I stumbled on Alien LOVES Predator.

It’s a crazy take on the two aliens Abe (Alien) and Preston (Predator), and the hijinks they get up to as two bachelors. Chaos follows them as they try to live together in their New York City apartment. Simple things like riding the subway and eating out become hilarious, but the really funny one is their speed-dating with human women.

The webcomic is created by Bernie Hou, who uses humor based on adsurdism and non sequitors. The artwork for the strip is made using real-life action figures of the characters set against real-world background photos of NY.

So if you want to have a chuckle, and have some time on your hands, shoot over to Alien Loves Predator. It is also on Facebook, and you can follow Bernie on Twitter.

Arnold the Musical

I love Arnie. The man is a legend and holds a special place in my heart, for a kid growing up in the eighties. His movies are iconic, some of them could be forgotten (The Sixth Day & End of Days), but the rest are epic. The flowing course of busting heads, dismembering baddies and thick Austrian one-liners were a staple and was like watching a musical. How cool would it be if someone did put Arnie’s bloody mayhem to music? The brothers Jon and Al Kaplan have done just that, take a look.

And see more after the jump.

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