During Emerald City Comic Con back in March, something amazing happened. Something incredible that has to be seen and heard to believe occurred. A panel of talented voice actors was assembled to read the script of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Included among the panel are Rob Paulson of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Billy West of Ren and Stimpy and Futurama fame, John DiMaggio of Futurama and Adventure Time, Tara Strong of the Powerpuff Girls, among many others. The script is narrated by none other than Batman himself, Kevin Conroy.
If you’ve ever wanted to hear Batman narrate Star Wars, while Bubbles commands over the Imperial army, you’re in luck.
Coming fresh off the best Silent Hill in years (spoilers for my review), Director Michael J Bassett, announced on his blog today that that the second feature length Silent Hill movie will be hitting the theaters October 26th of this year.
The movie appears to be a loose remake of Silent Hill 3, and judging by the screenshots looks at the very least get the location correct (again). I know there were a lot of haters of Hollywood’s first foray into the series, but I for one applaud their attempt at trying to take such an abstract story and do it justice.
Personally I hope they take a page from Clue and have different endings based on the location it is screened. Dog ending anyone?
Living in an age of crappy movie remakes is enough to make anyone nervous. So when they announced a reimagining of the 90′s cyber punk hit Total Recall, I was certainly one of the first in a long line of skeptics. Last week saw the release of an all new trailer that has actually received positive reception, and while I find it entirely too soon to remake this franchise, even I found trailer to be pretty dang cool.
The Total Recall story follows the story of Douglas Quaid(Collin Farrel), a blue collar worker looking for a little excitement. When he discovers the company Rekall has developed a method of artificially implanting memories, he visits them with hopes of spicing up his life. After what appears to be a horribly botched job, Douglas finds himself rapped up in an incredible story all the while trying to piece together what is real and what is not.
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Total Recall starring Collin Farrel, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, and Bryan Cranston is set to release August 3 2012
I am such a sucker for a good Kung Fu movie. and thanks to Sony Pictures one of the best in recent history will see the light of day in America. From the minute you finish the trailer and the premise sinks in you know that you are in for a nonstop ride that is sure not to disappoint.
The movie is directed by two up-and-comers from Indonesia and focuses on the story of Rama, a member of a green horn SWAT team sent in on routine raid with hidden agendas. They arrive at the derelict apartment building to find the place overrun by violent criminals and quickly find themselves in a fight for survival.
The cinematography is sharp, the fighting is on point, and the cast of colorful cast of characters have me completely stoked to see this one.
The Raid is Rated R and was released on March 23 Worldwide
Finally I have had a chance to see the new highly anticipated film of the year, The Hunger Games. With Harry Potter over, this new 4-part films series based on the wildly popular young adult novel’s will most likely be the next big movie going experience. I came into this film honestly not knowing much about it at all, having not read the books and only seen the trailers for the film, so this is most definitely a non-biased review. It is directed by Gary Ross who you may know from Seabiscuit and Pleaseantville as well as writing credits for many more.
The basic story takes place in a dystopian future where the country (previous North America) is broken into 12 districts of which are ruled over by one Capitol. The elite who live in the Capitol use the events known as “The Hunger Games” to suppress the districts for revolting in years past. Essentially The Hunger Games is a death match in which each district offers up one boy and one girl to participate and kill one another until only one remains. A bit of a depressing future if you ask me, although the film was so much more than that.
You heard right, the one and only Kid N’ Play are currently looking to fund their newest movie Kid N’ Play: Coast-to-Coast (SkyKapz: The Movie). Driven by grassroots support through Kickstarter, the movie is a two-phase project leading to the first film from Kid N Play, since House Party. From their Kickstarter page:
Kid N’ Play: Coast-to-Coast (SkyKapz: The Movie) is a two-phase project leading to the first film from Kid N Play, since House Party. Phase I: Kid N Play will travel from Coast-to-Coast, filming their experiences in real-life from Los Angeles to New York to Miami to Atlanta and every-where-in-between, meeting with fans, having fun as they prepare to shoot their film (Phase II) entitled: SkyKapz: The Movie. The grassroots funding of this project will accomplish the objective of filming a 13-week Reality TV Series entitled: Kid N Play: Coast-to-Coast (Phase I); and lead into the Pilot Film for SkyKapz: The Movie.
Now what do you get for your generous donations? Well that all depends on how much you love Kid N’ Play. A personalized visit from Kid N Play at your home as hosts of your very own ‘House Party’ including photos and autographs for you and your guests will run you at least $5,000. Hey that’s not a bad price. I know Macaulay Culkin charges at least $7,500 for a personal appearance so that’s is a steal.
Rumors have been surfacing about a Steam based console. Could this be the next evolution of PC’s or will it suffer the same fate as OnLive? In our main topic we talk about a our favorite geek gear. From Batman to TMNT to pink flamingos we talk about it all! This and much more in Boomzies #33.