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Posts Tagged ‘ Movie ’

I Know Him! He’s A Friend From Work.


In a surprise no one saw coming, Marvel Studios has released the first teaser trailer for their highly anticipated fall release, Thor Ragnarok, and it’s pretty damn awesome.  It’s not particularly forthcoming with plot details, but we do learn why Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder hasn’t been spotted with Mjolnir in any of the early promo art as Cate Blanchett’s Hela, headdress and all, shatters his mighty hammer to Kingdom Come and takes over Asgard. The trailer also shows off nearly all of the new and returning characters and closes with our hero stepping into the Grandmaster’s arena where he reencounters an old friend from work… but it doesn’t seem like the reunion will be as joyous as he had hoped.  Check out the trailer, which is set to Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” below:

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Assassins Creed May Be Worth The Wait.


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With Assassin’s Creed right around the corner, yet another new clip has been released from the movie. This one focuses on a carriage chase, and if this is an indication of the sort of action we can expect, then this release really does stand a good chance of being the first truly great video game adaptation.  An original story rather than a direct take on one of the games, the movie picks up with Callum Lynch in the present after he discovers he’s a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain.  After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day. Set in the same world as the game, but just how closely tied to them it will be remains to be seen. Assassin’s Creed stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Ariane Labed, and is currently set to be released on December 21st, 2016.

 

Independence Day: Resurgence (Official Trailer 2).


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Independence Day was one of the first blockbuster’s I remember seeing as a kid, and still remains one of my favorite movies to this day.  When I heard there was a sequel being planned, my first question was “what took them so long” and my second question was “what could make this more extreme than the original”.  Check out the trailer to see.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend Official Trailer


Before MS Dhoni’s untold story is out, football fanatics will get to relive the journey of Edson Arantes do Nascimento aka Brazil’s footballing legend Pele -as we all know him.

The film titled “Pelé: Birth of a Legend” is set to be released in theaters on May 6 and a week later will be available as video on demand.

The film which was to be released before the 2014 World Cup has been stuck in the pipeline due to post production drama, but now finally the official trailer is out and its AWESOME.

The trailer showcases the start of Pele’s career from a small village called Bauru in Sao Paulo, to a football icon that inspired a nation. The music for the film is by great AR Rahman.

Watch the trailer below –

The Two Most… “Interesting” Videos On The Internet This Week.


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I had an interesting time this week combing through articles, photos, and videos on the internet, and two specific things, not only caught my eye, but will cease to leave my mind.  The first of which is the new Samsung Galaxy S7 commercial featuring Weezy himself.  Lil Wayne has said that his debut role in Apartments.com’s Super Bowl ad was “dope” and the “illest idea ever.”  He loved it so much that he’s now taken a new role in Samsung’s Galaxy S7 ad campaign. The rapper said he plans to do more acting in commercials in the future.  Adweek asked Lil Wayne if he’d like to be in more ads and he responded: “Hell yeah, I do … it was kind of different to have to actually follow the rules, and that was cool. Being on the set and knocking it out, it was fun.” The commercial itself is hilarious, and quite “different”.  Check the method below.

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The second internet clip that is now seared into my memory, is the Pixar spoof from writers/producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.  “Sausage Party” may look like it’s headed for an NC-17 rating, but the creators assured advanced audiences at SXSW that it has already been awarded an R rating by the MPAA. It is directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon. And it is definitely not for children, so keep them far, far away.  Seth Rogen headlines this adventure as a hotdog just looking to get laid inside a delicious bun. But he soon discovers his destiny lies upon a different path. The film features the vocal talents of a who’s who of today’s comedy stars. The ensemble also includes Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek.  Check the trailer below.

Mortal Kombat XL.


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Mortal Kombat, has become such a massive franchise after 10 distinct iterations, spin offs, and mashup games, that all people need to see is the logo, and they know what they’re getting.  Mortal Kombat X, which launched April 2015, will re-launch in March as Mortal Kombat XL with all of the game’s downloadable content (characters, skins, movesets, etc.) developer NetherRealm Studios announced this morning.  The special edition launches March 1 in North America and March 4 in Europe, both online and in stores, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. (Windows PC was not mentioned in the announcement video.) Pricing is not yet known. The DLC covered includes everything from Kombat Pack 1, which is already out, and Kombat Pack 2, which is coming soon. Both of those cost $29.99 for any guys (OR GIRLS) who love playing Mortal Kombat.

Spectre’s UI/OS Designs.


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While my interests in the latest James Bond outing ‘Spectre’ were primarily audio based, one can’t ignore the beauty and technically precision of the visuals.  One of the least glorified, easily overlooked, but immensely stunning aspects of the film are the digital user interfaces, and operating systems used by characters in the movie.  From the technical breakdown of the DB10, all the way down to the maps, and computer screen designs, each screen was painstakingly created from scratch by incredible visual artists.  Although these images may have quickly been glanced by movie goers during the film, are all below for you to behold.  Check the method.
UI/OS concept design and art direction for James Bond – Spectre. Studio: Method. Creative Director – Simon Cassels
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