David Goyer signs on to direct the completely unnecessary X-Men spinoff, Magneto. Goyer is a terrific screenwriter, but judging by his directorial work on Blade 3, the guy shouldn’t even be allowed to direct traffic in a third-world village with two cars.
More X-Men spinoff news as the ultra-hot Anna Paquin discusses the upcoming Wolverine movie.
Trailer for the animated adaptation of the “Death of Superman” saga, Superman: Doomsday:
Curious about today’s title? Yeah, thought so. It’s all about Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg’s new flick.
Finally, here’s your first review of Michael Bay’s Transformers.
I know I promised a review of Hot Fuzz, but I simply haven’t had the time or the energy to do it. To be quite honest, I am literally at a loss for words when it comes to this film, so in lieu of an actual review I’m just going to say that it’s absolutely brilliant and laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost carry over everything that made Shaun of the Dead so cool, adding a dead-on parody of ridiculously over-the-top American buddy cop movies, complete with obnoxious crash edits, thunderous sound effects accompanying mundane activities (like opening a door), and gratuitous dramatic camera pans around the male leads.
There’s also plenty of outlandish gore, memorable characters (the two douchebag detectives known as “The Andys”, and Timothy Dalton’s sleazy grocery store mogul come to mind), and hilarious banter between Frost and Pegg. Yes, this mini review sucks ass, but trust me…just go see the freakin’ thing already. It’s awesome.
Speaking of awesome, the guys over at Aintitcool have posted a sweet gallery of Pirates of the Carribean 3 character designs by ILM artists Aaron McBride and Crash McCreary. Even if you aren’t a fan of the series, you have to be impressed by this incredible artwork. Simply stunning.
If you haven’t seen the April 23 episode of Heroes, skeedaddle!
Soooooo….we’ve got an ex-hero with a delusional messiah complex who wants to manufacture a huge catastrophe in New York City (in this case, a human bomb), that will kill millions of people, with the intent on using the resultant collective grief to “bring people together” in the bonds of hope for a more peaceful future. Hmmmm….now where have I seen that before?
Oh yeah…IN THE F**CKING COMICS MASTERPIECE IT WAS RIPPED OFF FROM!!! Wow. Despite the fact that this show is just the X-Men without the costumes, I really thought they were trying to do something creative and original with this series. Well, hell, they had me fooled for a while. Nice one, Tim Kring.
It looks like Edward Norton’s Hulk is going to be colored grey instead of green. This decision isn’t as sacriligious as you might think, since the orginal incarnation of the character had a grey pigmentation until problems with the coloring ink forced Marvel to switch it over to green. The Hulk was also grey for a period of time in the early 1990’s when he became intelligent and adopted the “Mr. Fixit” persona. Personally, I don’t give a shit if the Hulk is tie-dyed with a giant orange afro, as long as Ang Lee is nowhere near it.
Hey kids, want to see the first pictures of Heath Ledger as the Joker in the upcoming Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight? Well, tough shit. People in Hell want Klondike bars, but they ain’t gettin ’em. However, here’s some picsof someone who may or may not be Heath Ledger with green hair standing around in a parking lot. Amazing!
The official Transformers website has some new wallpapers, featuring Optimus Prime and an unrecognizable mess of jagged metal blades Megatron.
David Goyer discusses the Y: The Last Man film, and that ridiculous Green Arrow-meets-Prison Break movie.
Finally, whip out your wands and check out the International Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix trailer: