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The Old Guard: Charlize Theron Is Netflix’s New Immortal Ass-Kicker

Netflix has unveiled the first official trailer for the epic action fantasy movie from director Gina Prince-Bythewood, based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Greg Rucka.

Forever is harder than it looks. Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate & monetize their power by any means necessary.

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Christina Hendricks is Swinging on a Pole in DARK PLACES

Fans of the fiery redhead Christina Hendricks will not be disappointed with one of her newest acting choices. This buxom beauty will be playing the role of Krissi Cates in Dark Places. In the novel that this film will be adapted from, Krissi is a stripper who is down on her luck.

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Mad Max: Fury Road – New Images

This article is a little late, but it means we have plenty of stuff to show you on the Mad Max film. If you would like to know more about back stories or previous news and information please check out the article below.

Mad Max 4: Fury Road – Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and a New Car…

First off let’s talk about Charlize Theron showing off her shaved head; it’s not quite the transformation that we saw in Monster, but it shows she will give everything to a performance. In the new pic below, Theron, sports a buzz cut on the post-apocalyptic movie’s set in Namibia while cuddling Jackson, the adorable little boy she adopted earlier this year.

Next we have actual proof that it has begun production and most importantly is being filmed. With the large collection of images below which aren’t exactly revealing, but for now it will have to do.

Finally we now know that Mad Max: Fury Road will be a re-imagining of, not sequel or a prequel to, George Miller’s own 1979 cult classic with Hardy taking over the titular role made famous by Mel Gibson.

So what do you think? Do you like the idea of a retelling of the Mad Max story or do you prefer to keep the originals? Either way it is happening and I am happy to see it getting started.

Maleficent Is on Her Way

Those of us who grew up with the classic Disney films have had the joy (or maybe sorrow?) of seeing these stories turned into live-action flicks over the past several years.  Quite possibly the best part of these remakes was the portrayal of the villains.  Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil in the 1996 version of 101 Dalmatians, for example, made me decide I’d much rather work for the cynical, harsh editor Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada.  Also, Charlize Theron’s recent evil queen in Snow White & the Huntsman sparked in me a new appreciation for a villain I had otherwise thought rather shallow. Now it’s time to make way for some visible horns.

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent Those eyes could stare into your soul.

Set to release in 3D on March 14, 2014, Maleficent promises to share the other side to the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty, this time focusing on development of Maleficent’s character.  The official Disney statement said, “The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora” (LATimes).  Directed by Robert Stromberg (production designer for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland) the cast is being led by Angelina Jolie, who has “already got her horns fitted” and has taken on the gutsy task of performing some of her own stunts.  Jolie points out in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that Maleficent is a multi-layered character who has her strengths and weaknesses just like any other person:

I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn’t mean she can’t have other [warmer] qualities. You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is…  It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she’s not perfect. She’s far from perfect.  (EW)

The film also stars Elle Fanning as Maleficent’s opposite, Princess Aurora, as well as Juno Temple, Harlto Copley, and Imelda Staunton.  Production has already started in England, and apparently the Jolie-Pitt kids are making some trips to see their mother perform in all her robed glory.

Since Maleficent was always one of my favorite villains because she was just so purely dark and wicked, I am both curious and hesitant to see this production in its final release.  I’m always interested in hearing the other side of the story; that’s just a reasonable, fair way to learn and interact with other people in life.  However, I don’t believe that younger children should see this film, as their young minds are used to more black and white standards, and will not be able to fully grasp the situation of Maleficent’s proposed internal struggles and development.  The nature of such a character is probably better saved for more mature audiences, such as teens on  up, who can discuss and analyze that character and all her decisions and the impact they make.

Overall, for a character whom I believe most people thus far have considered 100% evil (I mean, really, who doesn’t?  She invokes the powers of hell, which seems pretty darn evil), Maleficent definitely promises to shed some new light on this horned female; we’ll just have to wait to see if that light will give us some nourishing vitamin D or if it will leave our skin burned and peeling.

Prometheus Delivers a New Trailer; Spoiler Alert: It’s Awesome.

I cannot tell if I am getting lazier with my posts, or if any sort of exposition from myself just does not do what I am covering any justice. So we will go straight to the new trailer and then I will deliver my thoughts:

This looks goooooooooddd…..I have to say, this is going to be one helluva summer. With all the trailers and the kick-off being Avengers this weekend for the summer movie season, I am just pumped. I mean, you get Charlize here, creepy Fassbender, the dude from the Wire, the dude from 24, and a friggin’ Alien prequel. And it has a freakin’ Cobra/Alien hybrid. I hate snakes due to two things:

1.) Watching Indiana Jones as a kid. Completely screwed me up from childhood.
2.) Watching Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure when he runs out of the pet shop with all those small snakes. I saw that AFTER Indiana Jones. That effin’ ruined me for life.

So yeah, this movie will creep the bejesus out of me and it’s about damn time. Now watch the trailer again to figure out if the foreign Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is going to hack her way out of this mess.

More Prometheus Fun With Fassbender & Co.!

Creeeeeppppyyyy….

I led off with the video because it has to be seen so that we can start off with a chills going down your back when David (Fassbender/Magneto) describes his emotions and his probable ignorance of the Three Laws of Robotics when he explains that he can carry out tasks that might be “distressing” or “unethical” to his human counterparts. Regardless, this viral marketing has done it’s job that I am now starting to get afraid that the hype machine in about a month might raise expectations so high.

But in Ridley and Sci-Fi I trust.

You want more? Fine, I got more several more pics after the jump just so that you can get your fix for the week. Pics are via /Film and Empire Online and Gamma Squad.

PROMETHEUS – New UK Trailer, Pictures, and Interview with Theron and Fassbender

We’ve already taken a look at a some Prometheus trailers and what not, but if you missed them…

Prometheus: Hi-Res Images, Interviews and Teaser Trailer
Prometheus: New Poster and Trailers!  (Teasers 1 & 2)
– Some Stills & Speculation on The Hobbit and Prometheus
International ‘Prometheus’ Trailer: Giddyness to Follow
Prometheus: New Video Gives Us Our ‘ALIEN’ Link  (Peter Weyland Video)
– New Extended Trailer for ‘Prometheus’: Connection to ALIEN Now Undeniable

But fear not, there is more!  I thought it was time we collected everything in one spot. If you can’t tell, I’m pretty excited for this movie. For almost my whole life I’ve wondered what was up with this dude – the space jockey from the original Alien film, now we’re gonna find out.

Let’s start with the videos. Here is one we haven’t posted before, part of their viral marketing.  In the same vein as the Peter Weyland video, this is more about the company and deals with the creation of androids, in the footsteps of Ian Holm and Lance Henriksen.

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Next is the new UK Trailer, which takes a totally different approach from the American spots, and adds in some footage we’ve not see yet…

UK TRAILER:

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New Extended Trailer for ‘Prometheus’: Connection to ALIEN Now Undeniable

Despite Director Ridely Scott’s claims that his upcoming Prometheus is only vaguely related to his Sci-Fi/Horror classic Alien, the more footage that comes out, the clearer it becomes the films are unmistakably related. Last month we saw the clip of  Guy Pierce‘s character ‘Peter Weyland’ giving a speech and hinting towards the technology that would make possible the later space exploration. Now we have an extended look…

So, we have the music from the original, the ship from the original, the space jockey, LV-426, and the Weyland Company.

Yup, clearly not a prequel.

New Snow White and the Huntsman Teaser Trailer is Turning Japanese

Fairy tales are certainly becoming all the rage these days.  With TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm, and 786 movies coming out about Snow White, it’s pretty clear that they’re becoming Hollywood’s new trend.  Whatever keeps people from obsessing over sparkly vampires, I guess.

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International ‘Prometheus’ Trailer: Giddyness to Follow

So I am pretty sure that everyone has heard about Prometheus, the next Ridley Scott joint, which was supposed to be the prequel to Alien, but ended up being branched off into a separate story. That alone makes me excited just because Ridley Scott has always been a great director, and if anyone can actually bring a good story together and make it visually appealing without having to Michael Bay the crap out of it, I’m game.It’s never good when nowadays, you have Spielberg trying to out-Spielberg himself constantly.
I am really excited for this movie because I think if Alien was the most underrated sci-fi flick of all time (mostly due to the superior ‘Aliens’ from Mr. Titanic/Avatar himself). Plus the cast is not one to sneeze at with Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Wilson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Noomi Rapace. So yeah, seeing the teaser, it looked awesome. Plus co-written by one of the creators of Lost (Damon Lindelof and John Spaihts being the other co-writer) it promises to be good times. Below is actually the new international trailer and I have not watched it yet. Shall we do that right now after the break?

So that was a subtle trailer. Just let you know that stuff is about to go down, maybe a face hugger or two, maybe some psychological issues, and some giant ass monumental about to wreck your crap. I’m sold. Even if I can’t tell if it comes off more Alien than Event Horizon…which isn’t a bad thing because Event Horizon still creeps me out. Just sayin’. I just expect raptors to show up and clever girl people when Sam Neill is on the screen.