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Friday, 21 November 2008

New Product @ Forbiddenplanet.co.uk - Bettie Page Red Lingerie 6" Statue


When I was young there were many famous women that I had a 'thing' for and had their numerous posters and pictures adorning my bedroom walls. There was one woman that completely captivated me though... this woman was the 1950's model Bettie Page.

I wrote the following basic description for the solicitation to the FP site myself:

Bettie Page is a former American model who became famous in the 1950's for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She was also one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine.

Bettie has become a cult icon and products based on her image are hugely popular and highly collectible. Her previous statues have sold out in record time in the past so this extremely limited edition 6" statue of Bettie in red lingerie will be an extremely hot collector piece.

If you click on this LINK you can get this great little piece for £46.99, that's 22% off the RRP.

Astroboy - New Teaser Trailer


The techno-age Pinocchio; 'Astroboy' is set to thrill audiences in 2009. Here's the brand new teaser trailer to wet your appetites!

Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans - New One Sheet Poster


This one sheet poster from the new Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans movie shows Bill Nighy as Viktor looking pretty hard-ass on his throne. It's unfortunate that although this looks like a good movie we already know all the characters fates... Which it can be said isn't good for any of them!!!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

He-Man Movie 'Grayskull' - Killed By Warner Bros


Unfortunately a potentially kick-ass movie based on an iconic 80's cartoon character and toy line is shot dead before it even gets going.

The movie titled Grayskull: The Masters of the Universe was first announced last May during the Transformers movie hype and was going to be spearheaded by producer Joel Silver (Matrix/ Speed Racer) and written by the up-and-coming screenwriter Justin Marks. Said to be Mark's best ever script, Grayskull was set to blow cinema-goers away with a serious, no comedy, Batman Begins themed story showing the origins of Prince Adam, Skeletor and the Power Sword on planet Eternia. The script was reviewed to be like Lord of the Rings and Matrix combined, but in a believable reality of technology and fantasy and a fanboy's dream. The movie would have been a very hard and edgy PG-13, nearing the R rating (US ratings, so maybe a 15 for us) but it had the potential to be a good as, if not better than Transformers... Damn I hate Warner Bros for killing it!

Unfortunately the movie hit the rocks from the start with Silver's last movie Speed Racer turning out to be a flop and Silver's very short list of proposed directors not being at all interested in the project. Then one of the execs from Silver's company left and as he was the guy that brought the project onto Warner Bros plate in the first place it just ended up fizzling out and WB dropping the idea completely.

I have to admit to being a huge fan of the 1987 Dolph Lundgren movie as well as the 80's cartoons and toys so this would have been one of my dream movies. Shame it'll now never be...

I HAVE THE POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! ;(

Ryan Gosling - Front Runner For Green Lantern Role


The word on the grapevine is that Lars And The Real Girl star 'Ryan Gosling' is the front runner to star as DC's Green Lantern. It hasn't been mentioned yet whether the movie's GL will be based on Hal Jordan or Kyle Rayner but either way I'm not sure with this decision. He might fit the role of a young Hal, or even Kyle if you dyed his hair black, but Ryan doesn't fit my ideals for the role at this point. Nothing's set in stone just yet but you could be seeing Mr. Gosling wearing the jade power ring very soon!

Red Dwarf - New Episode News


In an interview with SFX Magazine Robert Llewellyn (better known as Kryten) stated that there will be 4 episodes coming to the UK channel Dave in 2009.

2 episodes will be structured the same as the original series with the same cast and the same sort of feel but the other two episodes will be slightly different. One will be take a retrospective look at the life on Red Dwarf and the other will be a clip show with a serious difference.

Red Dwarf is the BBC's biggest-selling series on DVD and one of my favourite programmes of all time. I can't wait to see the new episodes, in whatever format they take, so "Smeg It, Let's Get Out There And Twat'em!"

Is This The Most Beautiful Woman In The World - Part 2


OK so we all know that Angelina Jolie is possibly the most beautiful woman in the World in my opinion. However there are a few that could quite easily take her crown in my opinion.

Megan Fox for instance is a prime candidate for the moniker of "most beautiful". The smouldering 22 year old was first seen by myself and many others in Michael Bay's 2007 Transformers movie, although she'd done some TV and movie work before Transformers gave her her big break. She's since become one of the hottest female properties in Hollywood with photographers literally fighting each other to take her pictures and the World's male (and female) population not being able to get enough of her. She's starred in How To Lose Friends And Alienate People and Jennifer's Body since the first TF movie and is set to reprise her role as Mikaela Banes in next years Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen. Please God give us more of Miss Fox!

Just take a look at some of the pictures below and see if you agree with me...















Death In The City?


The Grim Reaper is to play a starring role in the next Sex and the City movie - but which of the girls is going to meet her maker? That is the question currently taking up Sara Jessica Parker's time as one of the producers of the sequel to this year's hit big-screen comeback for the former TV cast. "There is no doubt that a sequel will happen but the producers are very aware that something dramatic has to happen in order to keep the fans captivated," reports a movie insider. "There is a very strong possibility that one of the main characters will be killed off but it's not clear who yet. Obviously it's unlikely to be Carrie but any of the others could meet their end. Scripts are already being worked on with various scenarios."

This news was a rampant rumor for the first movie and the trailers helped spur that rumor along, especially when Carrie drops her mobile phone just before her wedding, only for it to turn out she'd been dumped at the aisle instead... Whether this supposed death actually happens is another matter but I really can't see Sex and the City losing one of the 4 main cast, and I'm sure fans would be pushed away rather than captivated if they did go ahead and bump off a girlie. It's a sly marketing technique at the very least, fans will go and watch it just to see who it is and how they go. My choice: Miranda...

X-Men 4 - First News On Possible New Movie

Variety is reporting that Josh Schwartz (exec producer of Gossip Girl, as well as The O.C. and Chuck) will be writing (and possibly directing) the fourth installment of the film franchise, X-Men: First Class, with plans to "inject a next-gen sensibility into the superhero series," according to Variety.

X-Men: First Class is the name of a best-selling 2006 X-Men limited series and 2007 mini-series imagining the very early adventures of Professor Xavier's first group of mutant students: Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and The Beast. The X-Men sported revamped costumes and the stories included other characters such as Lizard, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Man-Thing, Gorilla-Man, and Thor.

I guess a prequel of sorts is the only way you could really have another X-Men movie (seeing as Brett Ratner killed off Xavier, Cyclops and Jean Grey plus the entire franchise for that matter, with Last Stand...). I wonder though who would play a younger Xavier in the new film? Patrick Stewart would be far too old by that point to play a youthful version... We'll have to wait to see if this is all true, at this point I hope not!


X-Men: First Class

Captain America: The First Avenger - Director Secured


Joe Johnston has inked a deal to direct "First Avenger: Captain America," Marvel Studios' take on its classic comic book character. Marvel's Kevin Feige is producing.

Johnston has directed movies such as Honey I Shrunk The Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumangi, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo and the upcoming 2009 Wolfman movie. He's also the guy responsible for the final designs for Boba Fett and Yoda and numerous vehicles for Star Wars and for storyboarding the convoy sequence in Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

Reports suggest the movie will be set almost entirely, if not exclusively, in World War II (which I think is a great decision) and then
the character will appear in the modern day setting for Avengers. The word is that Cap himself will resemble the Ultimates version and not the initial comics version (another good decision).

Again I'm a huuuuuge Captain America fan and have numerous items of memorabilia including a full size shield, statues, mighty muggs and various action figures... I can't wait for this particular Marvel movie to come out, regardless of who the actor is who plays Cap!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Smallville's Cloverfied-esque Episode Has Doomsday!



WARNING EPISODE SPOILERS

Episode 10 of the current run of Smallville's season 8 will not only bring Chloe and Jimmy together in holy matrimony (finally) but will also be unique and possibly the most awaited episode in its entire run. Unique because it will be almost entirely viewed through a handheld video camera (a la Cloverfield) and the most awaited episode as Doomsday has finally arrived. And no I don't mean Davis Bloome (Sam Witwer), we've seen him and he's beginning to simply bore me, I'm talking about the big, mean, spiky, "Ultimate Destroyer" Doomsday.

After Chloe and Jimmy tie the knot the big lummox crashes the party and causes mass destruction on poor old Clark's barn and the wedding guests, nearly killing Jimmy and kidnapping Chloe (like we didn't see that coming). I gather Clark must be out for the count as he's not on hand to rescue anyone from the clip I've seen. Although there are no pics of Doomsday circulating the net just yet below are 3 grainy images, one of Jimmy and Chloe getting married and two of the scene where Doomsday sweeps Chloe off her feet (literally). You can make out Chloe laying close to a knocked out Jimmy Olsen in one pic and then the other pic is of Doomsday's legs with Chloe's wedding dress just above. Believe me he's there...

We'll see if the big D actually shows himself fully and if we'll all have a laugh at how poor he looks compared to the comic version (that image at the top of this post) but if this doesn't satiate your appetite you'll be pleased to know that episode 11 (titled 'Legion') sees 3 members of the Legion of Superheroes travelling back in time to help Clark eradicate Braniac from Chloe... Will they be dressed in embarrassing, brightly coloured Lycra? Maybe, but it's good to see the producers having a little more fun with the DC Universe characters in the stories again (just like with the mini Justice League of Green Arrow, Flash, Black Canary, Cyborg and Aquaman) even if it is Smallville's last season.




Punisher: Warzone - Trailer And Pics


I have to admit that this is one Marvel movie I'm not holding my breath to see. Although I'm a fan of the character of Frank Castle/ Punisher I haven't overly enjoyed the last two movie incarnations and my instincts tell me this new one isn't going to change my mind. Either way below are some movie stills and the trailer for those of you who actually want to see it. Released December 5th in the US but no date set for the UK from what I can tell.

Synopsis:

Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante anti-hero Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.

The Punisher and his heavy weaponry.


Wayne Knight as 'Micro', Frank's armourer.


Angela (Julie Benz) and Grace (Stephanie Janusauskas).


Det. Martin Soap (Dash Mihok), Paul Budiansky (Colin Salmon) and 'The Punisher' Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson).


Ray Stevenson stars as Frank Castle -- a/k/a The Punisher.


Jigsaw (Dominic West) and his brother Loony Bin Jim (Doug Hutchison).


Dominic West as 'Jigsaw'.


Race To Witch Mountain - NewTrailer


Here's the new trailer for a film I now definately want to see. It's Disney, it's sci-fi and it stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson" and the gorgeous Carla Gugino, it's bound to be good!

Synopsis:
A UFO expert enlists the help of a cabbie to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.




Click on his LINK to download a HQ quicktime version from Rapidshare.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Star Trek - New Trailer Now Up


Get your Trekker asses over to www.startrekmovie.com to see the new HD trailer for JJ Abrams Star Trek. Dear God is it beautiful in full screen HD! I was really looking forward to this movie already before ever seeing a trailer, now I can honestly say this looks absolutely f-ing amazing...

Yeah it could be crap. but it's highly unlikely given what you can see in this trailer. I've placed some screenshots below but make sure you do actually go to the site and watch the trailer itself for a juicy glimpse of what could possibly (and I mean only possibly given some other good releases heading our way) be 2009's best movie...

Click the images for higher resolution versions.