Spinning Headlines – Week 40: NYCC(John Wick Chapter 2, Marvel/Netflix, Power Rangers etc.), Weekend Box Office, Blade Runner 2049, Logan, Underworld 5, Resident Evil 6, Black Panther… Spinning Headlines – Week 40: NYCC(John Wick Chapter 2, Marvel/Netflix, Power Rangers etc.), Weekend Box Office, Blade Runner 2049, Logan, Underworld 5, Resident Evil 6, Black Panther…
A heavy load of trailers, both from NYCC and elsewhere: "John Wick Chapter 2", "Iron Fist", "Power Rangers", "Trollhunters", "Stan Against Evil", "The Great... Spinning Headlines – Week 40: NYCC(John Wick Chapter 2, Marvel/Netflix, Power Rangers etc.), Weekend Box Office, Blade Runner 2049, Logan, Underworld 5, Resident Evil 6, Black Panther…

I know; it’s Monday. Anyways, here’s the Headlines that are so uncarefully picked from the last week. This time, we’re very trailer-heavy. I guess it’s best to start with the weekend’s big event:

 

NEW YORK COMIC CON NEWS

John Wick: Chapter 2“-trailer:

Loving this one. He’s most definitely back. Again.

 

Various Netflix/Marvel news:

– “Iron Fist“-trailer

This one looks a bit too much like more of the same, but I dunno if that’s just me. Here’s the official synopsis for “Iron Fist”: “Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

“Iron Fist” will be airing on Netflix starting March 17.

-“The Defenders“-lineup & surprise guest star:

So, the full lineup of the Defenders stepped on the stage; Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. And they brought a surprise guest with them, as it was announced that Sigourney Weaver will play the villain in the show. A yet-unnamed villain.

-“The Punisher” has started filming:

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Jon Bernthal announced that filming on “The Punisher“-series had started last monday. No other really big revelations there. Deborah Ann Woll will reprise her “Daredevil“-role of Karen Page, Ben Barnes will be playing Frank Castle’s ally Billy Russo, Ebon Moss-Bachrach joins as the character Micro (teased in season two of Daredevil), and Amber Rose Revah will play a “pivotal role in law enforcement.”

 

Power Rangers” teaser trailer & some backlash:

So the trailer came out and after it was shown, many people remarked how similar it’s tone was compared to the movie “Chronicle“. Writer of “Chronicle“, Max Landis, noticed this too. Irony of ironies, he was also involved in writing “Power Rangers” early on. Here’s what Landis let off in Twitter:

I guess he also had a “fantastic version of this film a year and a half ago, but no one will ever see it“…

 

Trollhunters” trailer:

First moving footage we’ve seen of the Guillermo Del Toro-created animated series. It certainly has that Del Toro-vibe in the visual style and world-building. “Trollhunters” premieres on Netflix on December 23rd, and featues the voices of Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, and Charlie Saxton.

 

“Stan Against Evil”-trailer and plot synopsis:

Well this looks interesting. John C. McGinley – one of my all-time favorite character-actors – is starring in a new IFC series “Stan Against Evil“. Here’s the show’s synopsis: “Stan Against Evil follows Stan Miller (McGinley), a perpetually disgruntled former sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement.  Stan has trouble relinquishing his authority to Evie Barret (Varney), the tough and beautiful new sheriff in town, but they form an unlikely alliance when both begin to realize things are not quite right in their quaint New England town.  Together, they valiantly fight a plague of unleashed demons that have been haunting the town, which just happens to be built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning.”

There are “some” similarities with Starz’ “Ash vs. Evil Dead” there, I admit. But hell – we can never have too many grumpy, middle-aged monster-hunters, right?

 

Poster & still for Luc Besson’s “Valerian”:

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Apparently there was some sort of an audiovisual presentation for Luc Besson’s upcoming scifi-adventure “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” so one can assume that a trailer will happen shortly as well.

 

War for the Planet of the Apes“-moving poster:

Well that looks like things are about the get grim…

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1. The Girl on the Train
$24.7 $24,660,000
2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
$15 $51,053,483
3. Deepwater Horizon
$11.7 $38,518,388
4. The Magnificent Seven
$9.1 $75,915,393
5. Storks $8.4 $50,118,494
6. The Birth of a Nation
$7.1 $7,100,000
7. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
$6.9 $6,900,000
8. Sully $5.3 $113,485,432
9. Masterminds $4.1 $12,788,325
10. Queen of Katwe
$1.6 $5,384,636

The thriller “The Girl on a Train“, based on a top-selling book, won this weekend by a pretty fair margin ahead of Tim Burton‘s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children“. Peter Berg‘s disaster-film “Deepwater Horizon” is still in third place, although it’s clearly a flop, with having an estimated $150 million budget(some sources claim it’s $110 million, but still…) and all.

 

“HOLY CRAP; THAT’S A LOT OF WHITEWASHING”-TRAILER 2

I really don’t know what to make of Legendary Pictures/Zhang Yimou film “The Great Wall“; it seems like this bizarre schizophrenic mix or revisionist history/fantasy epic. It definitely looks like it cost a LOT of money.

 

THE “BLADE RUNNER”-SEQUEL GETS A TITLE

There it is. “Blade Runner 2049“. So now we know the sequel is set 30 years after the events of the original film. And as Harrison Ford is reprising his role as Rick Deckard, I guess that means he had no expiration date.

 

TWO SEQUEL-TRAILERS

Well, both trailers here feature pretty much what can be expected from trailers to sequels in these perhaps-gone-along-way-past-their-expiration date franchises. At least “Resident Evil” is saying that it will be “the final chapter”…

 

“WOLVERINE 3” HAS A TITLE

Logan“. That’s it – no “Old Man Logan“, just “Logan“. Although as we’ve seen from various stills, the characters of Logan and Professor Xavier will certainly appear to be old and worse for wear at least in some scenes in the film, which is said to take place in the year 2024 where mutant birth have been declared illegal. Director Mangold also tweeted a script page, which is probably not a real one but certainly shows the tone of the picture:

Hmmm – critique against “hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying, CG fuckathons”. I’ll buy that for a dollar.

 

“BLACK PANTHER” CAST ADDITIONS

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The Ryan Coogler-directed, Chadwick Boseman-starring “Black Panther” has added Forest Whitaker to it’s ever-expanding cast. Whitaker will play Zuri, an elder stateman in Wakanda. Also joining the cast are Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba. Kasumba will reprise her “Captain America: Civil War” role as Ayo and Kaluuya will play T’Challa confidant W’Kabi. The movie also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira. I would also count on one or more MCU regulars making at least small appearances.

 

TO THE SURPRISE OF ABSOLUTELY NO ONE…

Yup. Warner Bros. announced that there will be an extended cut of “Suicide Squad” for the home video release. Only 13 minutes of additions though, so don’t expect any drastic improvements.

 

SPIT-TAKE OF THE WEEK

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There’s a “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” TV-series in the works. Because everything and all beyond that will be adapted for television. Eventually.

 

That is all.

 

 

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  • it confuses me that they were able to secure so much money for power rangers compared to dragonball.

  • Dee-abolik

    Even the font of Stan against Evil is almost the same as the one from AvED!

  • Dee-abolik

    So there is Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage and soon we will get Iron Fist and Punisher. They all look and feel pretty similar, it’s going to get monotonous.
    Also, in retrospect I am not as convinced with the casting of Bernthal as I was in the beginning. The Punisher should be a more cool-headed, slightly sociopathic guy.

  • I_am_better

    It doesn’t have Lee Majors though

  • Dee-abolik

    Cliff Robertson is dead, right?

  • Dee-abolik

    They just took the character model from “How to train your dragon” for “Trollhunter”, the heroes look identical.

  • I_am_better

    Had to check: yes. McGinley is the point of interest to me. It’s rare that he gets a front & Center-part, sadly

  • Dee-abolik

    The Wolverine: Fool me once…

  • Dee-abolik

    I’ll still watch. The decent rip-off is a long lost art.

  • I_am_better

    “Brock Williams has Wood”

  • Dee-abolik

    The “Chronicle” formula worked great for F4ntastic Four!

  • Dee-abolik

    RE and Underworld, dependably shitty.

  • I_am_better

    More of two of the most mediocre franchises ever

  • Dee-abolik

    Someone out there loves them.

  • I_am_better

    I liked Underworld: Evolution. It was a step-up from the borefest that was the first movie. After that they’re just “meh”

  • Re: whitewashing. everybody knows its just because there arent enough famous asians in hollywood right? they dont cast matt damon cause hes white they cast him because hes a megastar. We’re getting a lot more black megastars than we used to have but asian/arab still have a long way to go and unfortunately you cant start at the top with the zillion dollar epics.

  • I_am_better

    I’m confused: if Beckinsale has some sort of hyperspeed/teleportation-thing going on after she gets the white highlights on her hair, why the hell does she still need guns? Oh well…

  • anime logic

  • I_am_better

    They got Andy Lau there, but sadly he’s not a worldwide megastar

  • I_am_better

    Bing!

  • Dee-abolik

    Zhang Yimou already stated that there are multiple heroes and multiple storylines though. I bet they just highlighted the Western stars for the Western trailers.

  • I_am_better

    I gotta see if I can find a chinese trailer.

  • I_am_better

    Chinese trailer. Not that different:
    https://youtu.be/stT8yssURRQ

  • Dee-abolik

    Well, Matt Damon is a big star there too… Something just tells me a film sanctioned by the Chinese government will not apply the “White Saviour” trope. I would not be surprised if there are different cuts for the Eastern and Western market though.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    The “whitewashing” claims applied to certain movies are becoming ridiculous and inappropriate now. Even Damon, a noted Progressive himself, has criticized the accusations. You could tell from his comments that he was ticked off. Hopefully, this nonsensical, rabble-rousing media trend will soon die out.

    The choice of cast is based on money and maximizing a cross-section of stars for global appeal. Nothing more.

  • I_am_better

    He slips and falls off the wall at the end of act 1

  • I really, really hope that Resident Evil is actually that, the final chapter! So sick of Paul Wanker Stain Anderson ruining the franchise. To be frank, I could care less for this upcoming resi evil 7 game as it looks like something ripped from Rob Zombie’s Movies.

    Valarien looks too much like Mass Effect.

  • Well, Kevin Greoiux (Creator of underworld and friend of a friend) gotta eat but its obvious that both films will shit the bed.

  • As dead as Fried Chicken, meng.

  • And hopefully, we’ll see a Moon Knight series!!!!
    Well, you do have a point regarding the Punisher. Jon is somewhat wrong for the casting when it shouldve been Frank Grillo all along.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Valerian is based on a sixties French comic strip. It’s likely that Mass Effect took influence from it.

  • Dee-abolik

    Yeah, I definitely don’t see it in this specific case. Same goes for Tilda Swinton in Dr. Strange, that was a decision that Marvel made due to the political implications a Tibetan character brings along.

  • Fair enough, but from the outfit’s design, looks “Mass Effectesque”. (;’

  • Dee-abolik

    Moon Knight would be definitely something different.

  • LOL there’s a leaked copy of SS. Not sure that its the extended cut though.
    I doubt if said cut will bring more to the table since the film was a complete clusterfuck altogether.

  • Dee-abolik

    Also, there are precedents: “Dragon Blade” for example and that Yimou movie with Bale.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Grillo is too explicitly evil-looking and doesn’t look that much like The Punisher, either. Frank Castle does not have a square head!

  • Cane the Sutter and I, have been hoping for a series based on MK for quite some time and Netflix need to scrap The Punisher after it’s first season in order to make room for other properties based on the comics. Punisher has been done to death and its tim for something different amirite?

  • Have you seen the 2nd Purge movie by any chance?
    He looks more like a Frank Castle than Bernthal who was basically “Shane” with a gun and a grudge.

  • That was built by Trump’s ancestors in order to keep the chinese from making their way to America! (;’

  • Dee-abolik

    Dark Tower Trailer leaked! Quick, before it’s away:
    http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/10/13228720/the-dark-tower-trailer-leak

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    There are many Western stars that are big in both territories, hence Damon being prominently highlighted in the trailers. Not too many Chinese ones at present, sadly. Maybe this situation will change in the future, but for now it’s the truth.

    It really disgusts me to see opportunists and misguided SJWs twisting this movie into something it clearly isn’t.

  • I_am_better

    Huh. Okay so it’s officially completely new material. I see absolutely nothing from the books there, except some of the characters

  • Tikkanen

    We all know Daisy Ridley and John Boyega were household names before The Force Awakens, right?

    Studios, run by older white males, seem much more likely to take chances with unknown white talent than other ethnicities, especially Asian. The tide is starting to change a bit on TV, especially for African-Americans, but still has a ways to go.

    I don’t have a problem with Matt Damon in Great Wall as the casting was done by a Chinese director, most likely to guarantee worldwide distribution. I have far more of a problem with Iron Fist’s casting a white lead, a vestige of a time when they cast a white lead in David Carridine for Kung Fu.

  • Dee-abolik

    Of what ethnicity is Iron Fist in the comics?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Neither of them look much like the comic Frank Castle. The closest, visually, has been Ray Stevenson. It’s just a pity that his acting abilities are limited and his Punisher movie was indescribably bad.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    No! Punisher has been done plenty, but never well – until Daredevil Season 2 (with some reservations). Lotta potential there.

  • Dee-abolik

    Yeah, although I still take Punisher over Iron Fist. Daredevil has Martial Arts in NYC covered. Why Iron Fist??? The Punisher at least has the potential to differ in terms of action (more gun-centric) and tone (philosophy).

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    The armor reminds me of that terrible Lost in Space movie from ’98.

  • Dee-abolik

    I kind of dig “War Zone”, but it entered Batman Forever- territory at times.

  • Dee-abolik

    It looks very TV. I don’t know why they just don’t bring the whole thing to the small screen and forget about that experiment.

  • I_am_better

    Looks like the whole structure is totally changed, if they are going with the kid’s viewpoint

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    More like Batman and Robin with added gore!

  • I wouldnt know about that. I avoided that movie like a Country Bar full of angry RednecKKK Trump supporters. (0=

  • Dee-abolik

    White washing does exist in some cases and the sad truth is that Asian stars are not that widely accepted in the West, but SJWs just lump all cases together and thereby devalue and muddle a reasonable debate.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    White.

  • Dee-abolik

    If the culture clash is a point of the story, a change would make no sense. The casting of Carradine stank because the character was meant to be Chinese.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “We all know Daisy Ridley and John Boyega were household names before The Force Awakens, right?”

    The Star Wars brand was enough to cover the risk. Original concepts like The Great Wall don’t have that luxury.

  • iron fist has alway been white tho

  • Dee-abolik

    Not to forget the producers of TFA turned it into a major selling point.

  • right. same for superman

  • who’s always white but thats not the point. they cast unknowns/lesser knowns so the brand trumps the star.

  • Dee-abolik

    You could say the culture clash- angle is a tired trope, but that’s a whole different story.

  • Tikkanen

    That’s why I reference Kung Fu and David Carradine. Iron Fist is an example of cultural appropriation. It was created in the early 1970s to cash in on the martial arts craze of Bruce Lee, Shaw Brothers, et al. Instead of an Asian lead, they made him white to make him “acceptable” while surrounding him with kung fu, etc. It’s like making the show Empire about a white rapper…

    Times have changed, and I thought it would be nice if they went ahead and cast an Asian actor in the role.

  • Tikkanen

    They don’t, which is why I have no problem with the Chinese director wanting Matt Damon as his lead.

  • ah yes. of course. but to change it now? idk if that’s a good idea. better to highlight the culture clash i think.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Exactly right. The entire point of the Iron Fist character is that he’s an outsider to a particular culture. It was written from the start for appeal to mainly European/American readers, just like Tarzan and other “outsider enters, and becomes master in (not of), an exotic culture” narratives.

    Politically motivated critics can read all sorts of “intent” into that if they wish, and perhaps frame these stories as cultural appropriation or an expression of a Western desire for dominance over foreigners. I say it’s harmless fantasy wish fulfilment and nothing more. Besides, if people desire an “authentic” Asian martial arts superhero, Marvel already have that in Shang-Chi.

    To compare Iron Fist to Kung Fu is very misleading and irresponsible.

  • For a breif second, I thought that the “Spit Take” wouldve been the trailer for the Power Rangers! After seeing their costumes, it looks as if those fuckers are ripping off The Guyver.
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/69/12/b1/6912b1c6498e8bc50ff8ad20f30fbe03.jpg

  • i really hope power rangers tanks. i think it probably will so i’m not super worried, but what they need to be doing is an hour-slot drama on CW or something similar done for the smallville type audience

  • Dee-abolik

    I hope that is just the angle of the trailer.

  • I_am_better

    It gives the kinda feel that they’ll start with Jake having dreams about Roland and Flagg and everything and then it’s revealed that “holy shit – it’s all real!!!”

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Are you claiming that white rappers and martial artists don’t exist?

    Shang-Chi existed before Iron Fist. Fist was created not as cultural appropriation, but to explore a different type of martial arts narrative and thus to give readers of the time a character, and character journey, they could more readily project themselves into. Nothing sinister to it at all.

    Answer me this: what would your reaction have been if Marvel had cast a black or Hispanic person as Danny Rand in the new show? Would you have been equally outraged, or would you have been displeased but more accepting of the choice? Tread carefully!

  • Dee-abolik

    That takes away the eeriness of it all. They ruin the most iconic beginning of a King story like that.

  • It’s somewhat bad but at the same time, there were a few good moments throughout the film. Personally, i had a good time watching PWZ and the director although a bit too radical, Lexi Alexander, forwarded my tweets of this reboot, that was way better than the 2004 Punisher. I still like Lungen’s Punisher because it was a very ambitious effort for a lower budgeted film.

  • I_am_better

    Yeah. I mean – they DID say that it opens the same. But I’m getting the feel that it will then cut to Jake waking up or something.

  • I beg to differ. And punisher may be best served for guest appearances instead of an ongoing series. Look at how many comics had came and went. He’s not as interesting as he was during the 80’s and 90’s.

  • with all the bouncing from artist to artist I never felt like comic punisher really had so much of a quintessential look beyond his wardrobe. I felt Jane was the best casting job (his movie was bad too) but i havent watched any of this bernthal stuff yet

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    A lot of great Marvel characters have had short series runs. I attribute that to a lack of imagination on the part of the writers or a lack of commitment on Marvel’s part, not any inherent deficiencies of the characters themselves.

    The Punisher is somewhat of an anachronism, but so is James Bond! That’s what makes them interesting. Given the troubles in society today – the violence, bigotry, paranoia, etc. – there is always the opportunity to re-contextualize the character and dip into some gray and disturbing areas.

  • Why Iron Fist?? Well, he is the quentissential martial artist of Marvel and of course there’s
    http://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Power-Man-and-Iron-Fist-Cover.jpg

  • Dee-abolik

    The trailer looks too close to DD though.

  • disney finds a groove and wears it out. its their thing

  • I_am_better

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!

    Headline I never thought I’d read: Guy Ritchie to direct “Aladdin” live-action for Disney.

    http://deadline.com/2016/10/aladdin-guy-ritchie-disney-live-action-film-sherlock-holmes-1201834102/

    What the actual fuck?

  • Sowwies, Jane was laughably bad as Castle.

  • also you have to blame the audiences as much as the producers. I’m sure there is some racism up there, but i’m also sure that all their decisions are based on what will sell, not what should sell.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “the sad truth is that Asian stars are not that widely accepted in the West”

    I’ve spoken about that quite a few times. Rarely have we seen Asians depicted as heroes in the West, or even romantic leads. For whatever reasons, there exists certain limited cultural perceptions around them. But selectively attacking Chinese-American co-productions, or fifty year old comic book characters, and taking them out of context, isn’t the way to rectify it.

  • Dee-abolik

    Yeah he was too much of a softie.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    All Hollywood decisions are based on money and nobody should ever think otherwise. There are no boogeymen here – well, except you. 😉

  • More like a Pussy for the grabbing.
    Too soon? XD

  • Dee-abolik

    never

  • KilliK

    they could have made him Chinese. or Korean. or Japanese. I guess they didnt want to allow any risks at all with his origin. they even went and removed the Tibet reference from his Wikipedia bio.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Gone before I could catch it. Maybe that’s a good thing.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Didn’t you read Quint’s review of an earlier draft of the script at AICN? That appears to be exactly what they’re doing.

  • XD

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    The “Dirty Laundry” short was quite good.

  • KilliK

    wow, that Krysten Ritter is one ugly chick. hilarious how the fanboys call her “hot” simply because she happens to be a well-known, young actress.

  • Dee-abolik

    Dr. Strange, The Big Wall and Ghost in the Shell, I claim they have all different motivations for the “white-washing” they practice. Not saying ALL of those reasons are excusable, but it’s worth differentiating. Just throwing always the same accusations at them won’t lead to anything.

  • I_am_better

    Oh, I haven’t read stuff there in ages

  • Shang Chi should have his own series however, the mythology of iron Fist is rich enough to stand on his own merits as a series.
    The comics were great!!

  • KilliK

    can’t wait for them to announce the white actor who will play Aladdin. and the black/middle-east chick who will play Jasmine. oh, the laughs we will have then.

  • It was a matter of “too little, too late’.

  • KilliK
  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Dr. Strange’s decision was politically motivated; Marvel have confessed to that. The Great Wall contains no “white-washing” of any sort; the term has been totally misapplied there, as Damon’s character isn’t a race-swap with a pre-existing figure. GiTS’s “white-washing” is likely motivated solely by money and marketing: Johansson is a fair international draw (Lucy did well globally) – and that includes appeal in Asia, too. Ironically, she is likely to be just as popular in the role in Japan or South Korea as an Asian actress. I’ve seen the videos on You Tube for proof.

  • Dee-abolik

    Exactomundo.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Lucky you.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Where?

  • KilliK

    still cant figure out why they didnt just adapt the original Welcome Back, Frank story. You could do a Snyder/Rodriguez and shot the scenes frame by frame from the comic and still end up with a movie 100 times better than the shitfest we got.

    Instead, they created a hideous mashup of different comics, like Year One, War Zone, Welcome Back Frank,etc, stylized it as a modern Western and set it in Florida instead of NY, and then you end up with a terrible movie and its director whining in the dvd commentary that he didnt have enough budget to realize his “vision”. fuck that shit.

  • KilliK

    yeah, just like Star Wars. hehehe.

  • KilliK

    Lundgren’s Punisher is still the best Punisher movie so far.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Just as long as they cast a sexy actress as Jasmine…

  • KilliK

    Moon Knight and also Cloak and Dagger.

  • KilliK

    especially with that colored black hair.

  • KilliK

    right. let’s see doing that with Black Panther. Wakanda’s King adopts a white orphan who grows up and becomes their king and champion. hehehehehe.

  • KilliK

    Jasmine and Demona. my two Disney loves. pity they never remade a modern version of the Gargoyles.

  • I_am_better

    And the weirdest trailer of the year goes to:

    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/10/10/army-of-one-trailer-nicolas-cage

  • let’s not forget using a fake Fire hydrant in order to make Howard Saint jealous. That sounds like the “Punisher” alright! LMMFAO

  • KilliK

    click the link.

  • Only thing i got from that article were the promos for Supergirl’s 2nd season.
    Looking forward to tonight’s episode!

  • KilliK

    i am surprised Cage isnt locked in as asylum yet.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Iron Fist took his skills back to New York and isn’t a king, lording it over the non-white natives. Hardly as objectionable, is it?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    There isn’t one. It’s disappeared.

    EDIT: Got it. Don’t know wtf happened there.

  • That would be hilarous as a parody. But if they really went there, shit will go down as there a very few original Black superheroes in cinema and in general.

  • Slate_Fistcrunch

    Thanks Killik!

  • Slate_Fistcrunch

    I see the link Turd. I just watched it.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Never mind. I refreshed the page, and it’s reappeared.

  • I can’t take Cloak and Dagger seriously. They got their powers through experimental street drugs?? WTFFTS!!

  • Fuck that! it’s nowhere as bad as “Buttcheeks and Batcard” Batman and Robin!

  • KilliK

    the whole movie was a mess. the mafia couple grieves for their dead son, but the next day the wife awards her husband with sex for giving her an expensive gift. makes sense.

    then the Punisher goes to a lengthy deal to manipulate the couple instead of just outrightly killing them all, which he eventually does in the end. so what was the point again for all that Mission Impossible planning, if he was just going to kill them regardless. and since when is the Punisher playing mind games, he is a fucking soldier, not Jim Phelps.

  • One can only hope.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    XD XD XD

    I don’t know, man. Those fucking idiots playing Jigsaw and his brother were as campy as Arnold’s Mr. Freeze villain. And who could forget the somersaulting bad guy blown up by a rocket launcher?

  • KilliK

    i dont see what’s the problem with that. many super-heroes/villains got their powers through chemical injection in their bodies.

  • KilliK

    well, what do you think of it?

  • LMMFAO
    Not saying that it wasntheavily flawed, but Batman and Robin is the scrape of the barrel!

  • Dee-abolik

    The action was badly staged and edited too.

  • KilliK

    yep. they are turning it into a YA movie. the whole story is told from the boy’s POV. fuck that shit.

  • KilliK

    yeah, but they dont have the guts to tell the truth. Tilda went on defending her casting as promotion of diversity for women, in an interview a few days ago, instead of simply acknowledging the true reason: they dont want to lose the money from China in case they ban their movie. it’s their lack of sincerity that annoys me.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Horrible. Looks like a cross between a generic, Antoine Fuqua-style action movie and a YA adaptation. Nothing specific from the novels is shown, except the gunslinger and the kid walking through a desert, and none of their surreal, dream-like atmosphere has been captured at all.

  • Coupon: The Movie

    Jesus, I worked on that movie when I was still in Florida. The worst set experience I’ve ever had. I still can’t watch that movie. And Thomas Jane was an annoying pussy and little diva.

  • Dee-abolik

    The bad guys were terrible, the rocket launcher scene was cartoony, but still acceptable.

  • I_am_better

    Might be fun. I’ll take the Batshit Crazy-Cage over Paycheck-Cage any time

  • KilliK

    you mean the writer confessed that. there has not been an official statement from Marvel itself about their motivation being political. instead they advertise it as a decision to have diversity in the movie.

  • Dee-abolik

    That sounds like a good story…

  • KilliK

    YOU ARE A FUCKING RACIST.

    (Akiva Goldsman voice)

  • I_am_better

    “YA adaptation” – that was something that popped into my head rightaway as well!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Well, I took it he was speaking on Marvel’s behalf. I don’t expect an official statement. They’re going to sweep it under the rug from now on.

  • KilliK

    but Iron Fist became THE greatest martial in the world, notice the word THE. that essentially puts a white man as a martial artist, above white AND asian martial artists. sorry, but I found this quite objectionable.

  • Dee-abolik

    Yeah me too! It particularly angered me that they played the “you don’t want this character to be female”-card when people pointed that out.
    Cargill spilled the truth in an interview but had to back pedal on twitter a few days later, I bet that was ordered by Feige.

    https://youtu.be/eEpbUf8dGq0

  • KilliK

    do you know that Luke Skywalker and Solid Snake have starred in the two american movie versions of the japanese superhero?

  • KilliK

    my pleasure

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Turning into a SJW? Snore…;)

  • Dee-abolik

    starts around 20:10

  • KilliK

    sorry, but there are some specific issues I have a problem with. The whitewashing of Major in GITS, Mandarin and the Ancient One, making Mary Jane black, and not taking the opportunity to have an asian Iron Fist.

    and no, Creepy’s argument that they are fictional characters so their skin color doesnt matter, doesnt cut it.

    btw, Creepy deleted his blog as well. what happened to him? i hope he is fine.

  • KilliK

    see Dee’s post below, he said the writer took his initial statement back. guess he had a talk with Feige…

  • Dee-abolik

    Creeps is a new man now!

  • Slate_Fistcrunch
  • Slate_Fistcrunch

    Love conquers all.

  • KilliK

    what happened, did he divorce? i also noticed his last tweet was in September too.

  • Slate_Fistcrunch

    Yeah I don’t know? That was his last post.

  • Dee-abolik

    The post could be interpreted as positive or negative.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    If you object to making Mary Jane black, you cannot demand a PC Asian Iron Fist. That’s not the character, and it fundamentally changes what he’s about. It’s an inconsistent position and you’re picking and choosing at whim.

    Marvel should have used Shang Chi if they wanted an Asian martial arts character. Why not? An Asian IF is IF in-name-only. The character depends upon being a white outsider to the martial arts culture.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    His wife must have discovered his online archives.

    “This is the man I married? He’s…he’s…crazy!!!”

  • Of course I do! I had the DVDs to prove it!😎 The sequel, Dark Hero was much better than the first.

  • Oh do tell. Hmmm, care to explain this douche’s behavior or do you prefer to save these stories for a potentitual podcast recording?😉

  • True but in the case of Cloak’s teleportation, he comes off more supernatural than super science.
    I still find Nightcrawler’s ability far fetched for a Mutant.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Yeah, and because Goldsman, a Jew, wrote the movie and I don’t like it, I must be an anti-semite, too!

    Aristotle weeps.

  • KilliK

    all super-powers are far fetched. Storm controlling the weather? how the fuck can she do that? Weather is the most complex thermodynamic system on our planet, but there is a human who can manipulate it simply because of a mutated gene? how does that even work?

  • KilliK

    yep, it was.

  • KilliK

    the problem is that this type of non-sequitur/ad hominem attacks are becoming the norm nowadays, from SJWs to media outlets to member’s of HW’s industry and so on. our future is looking gloom.

  • completely agree. only 2 things i would change. make the rhyming bum a little less ridiculous and put the skull on his chest and its perfect

  • I liked the way it was shot and really enjoyed the perlman in that, but to me it relied too much on the “i dont save people ,i punish people” distinction in a way i think was out of character

  • obviously we all want to hear these stories

  • that movie was pre-sin city wasnt it? I dont think they would have done that even if theyd thought of it, but it sure wouldve been cool back then. now i think the tracing adaptation thing has gotten old.
    i couldve lived with florida setting except that it completely changes the vibe. thats not necessarily bad, but it didnt work in this case. the real problems with the movie were that they couldnt decide if he was the punisher or some manipulative do-gooder getting people through trickery and inciting infighting. I think they tried to explain it away as an origin story and that he wasnt “really” the punisher until he went on that rampage at the end of the movie, but it failed to show any convincing emotional arc that portrayed that inner character growth actually happening. Kind of like how goyer and snyder cling to that “well he’s not really superman yet, he’s still figuring it out” bullshit to explain away MoS’s shitty portrayal of superman. if you want to show him figuring it out, then show him figuring it out don’t just say thats what you did when you didnt.

  • the movie was bad, but I think he had it in him. they just didnt bring it to the screen. If you look at dirty laundry and the mist, he could totally play the character if it was written right.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    He didn’t say “I don’t save people”; he made a distinction between “punishment” and “justice”. That’s definitely in keeping with the character’s philosophy.

    Daredevil, and the courts of law, are interested in concepts of justice, rehabilitation and keeping people safe; Punisher metes out an “eye for an eye” and disposes of perpetrators.

  • i know he never said it, but i think the filmmaker thought of it that way. I really dont think castle would have sat by and let the girl get raped just because of some distinction like that. he still wants to help people, he just chooses the punishment method because its more his style.

  • amazing

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    He ignored the girl getting raped and (initially) the boy getting beaten because, at the beginning of the short, he was thinking of quitting being the Punisher. It didn’t have anything to do with the punishment/justice philosophy; he was just tired and indifferent and having second thoughts about continuing to pursue his path in such a hopeless world. The conversation with Perlman’s store owner changed his mind.

    Although, you could argue that the overall story line was itself out of character, as the comic book Punisher would never even think about quitting. Still, the short had an edge and grittiness that Jane’s theatrical movie lacked.

  • thats a good point about considering quitting. probably wouldve worked better had there been an incident to set it off that really showed that he felt that way instead of just him being broody guy. but with the short format and the amount of money they had it was probably not feasible.

  • franks_television

    Nah

  • franks_television

    Probably exactly right.

  • wait do you really sorta know kevin grevioux

  • KilliK

    yes she is. good for a few fucks, but sexy? nah.

  • KilliK

    that bum should have been a junkie who gives info to Frank throughout the movie. but before the final fight, he blackmails him to give him more money for his fix, or he ll go and stab some hooker and steal her. Frank looks at him silently and then goes and breaks his neck.

  • *gives final approval*

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    She’s pasty and her legs are too skinny, but she’s not repulsive.

  • KilliK

    she looks like a crackhead. and those caterpillar looking eyebrows dont make her any favors. also she has a squared, flat ass. she is not Lizzie Velasquez, but she is not Charlize Theron either. I give her a 6 out of 10 in the hotness scale.

  • KilliK

    Punisher was completely out of character in that shitty short. For two reasons:
    1.he never quits.
    2.he helps innocents in need even if he is not in punishment mode.

    The Punisher needing some motivation from a crippled guy in order to “find faith in the world” and start punishing, while a gangster was raping a hooker in front of him, is as absurd as the Avengers needing motivation to act as a team and save the world, not because the world was in peril but because some fucking agent guy who they barely knew got killed.

    fuck.that.shit.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    6 out of 10 isn’t bad. Would bang.

  • KilliK

    ditto. but it also means she is mediocre looking, not hot.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Yeah, we know these guys are robots in the one-dimensional source material, but that’s not a suitable approach for movies and TV shows to take. Questioning, moral dilemmas and motivations are needed, otherwise there’s no character arcs, and consequently, no drama.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    So, not ugly then? 😉

  • Sights and wonders.

  • A copy of SS? What’s called, Gestapo?

  • Sorry, but Paul WC Anderson is not ruining the franchise, he started it himself, so it’s ruined from the get go.

  • But the real question here is: does Pedro Pascal plays a portuguese in this movie? for those how know their history, they would understand my query.

  • The resons for this type of casting has also a practical story element: the fish out of water situation.
    By having a character who is foreigner, it gives the story an excuse to have exposition on the world it presents by having said world be presented to a blissful protagonist.

  • Like I said previously, he’s a friend of a friend. They often talk about Football and comix films.
    Very nice guy from what i have heard.

  • I_am_better
  • And now, the next President of the United States of America…
    https://youtu.be/gSziMeScxuo

  • She looks like a Goth Chick, but unsexy.

  • Good for one fuck. Make it COUNT!!!

  • <—5!

  • On a lonely Saturday night, damn rought!!

  • Suicide Squad! Were you being facetious, friend?

  • That’s a no brianer, however with the right director who really knows the games, it cold have been much better than what was presented.

  • Harry must be spinning in his tub o’ butter after receiving word that Masswyrm is now a screenwriter.

  • “Shang-Chi existed before Iron Fist. Fist was created not as cultural appropriation, but to explore a different type of martial arts narrative and thus to give readers of the time a character, and character journey, they could more readily project themselves into. Nothing sinister to it at all.”

    Agreed!!

  • I don’t even see Creepy on Twitter. I may have to reach out to him to make sure he’s alright. This isnt like him to just up and disappear like that.

  • I can’t open the link from my job’s comp. Wut happened??

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if true. That’s why I never leave my pages open for the missus to discover. (:’

  • The power of pusc!

  • Storm’s powers although exagerrated is more “explainable’ than teleporting. For all we know, she releases some particles/electrons whathaveye into the atmosphere that manipulates a small portion of weather elements.
    teleporting makes more sense for characters like Spawn than Nightcrawler.

  • Slate_Fistcrunch

    Maybe they’ve blocked archive links? Your company doesn’t want you to know the truth!

  • KilliK

    sweet christmas!

  • The truth being that after he praised X-men Age of Apocalypse, he held his head down in shame and disappeared altogether? X)

  • KilliK

    “For all we know, she releases some particles/electrons whathaveye into the atmosphere that manipulates a small portion of weather elements.”

    ah, the infamous Star Trek method of explaining physical phenomenons or resolving a dead end situation. the magical particle. I bet it has a funny name too. 😉

  • KilliK

    yeah, man, do it. i tweeted him too yesterday, but I havent received yet any reply. I am starting to worry. :/

  • Shit, can’t blame for for trying! 😛
    Anyways, what’s up with those sick Cucks at Birth Movies, Death defending that loser Faraci?? http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/10/11/state-of-birth.movies.death?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+birthmoviesdeath+%28Birth.Movies.Death.%29

  • I doubt if its anything serious in terms of life threatning but this is not like him. Now if he was Devlin Faraci all along, I would feel as if i’m in an M. Night Shaymalamadingdong film!

  • KilliK

    wait, he left from his site? HAHAHAHAHA. sweet christmas, indeed!

    even Variety wrote about his retirement:
    https://variety.com/2016/film/news/devin-faraci-birth-movies-death-sexual-assault-1201885262/

    karma. it justifies what some of us knew about him for years, that the guy pretends to be a feminist, when in reality he is a scumbag.

  • Yup! I posted the Variety article there and got banned within 3 minutes.
    So much for freedom of speech. XD

  • KilliK

    where, in their site? typical. I cant find Faraci’s announcement, where did he post it? he hasnt tweeted for 2 days now and I cant find it the site either.

  • Toruk_Makto

    Goldsman should be beaten out of Hollywood with hollow baseball bats.
    Piece of shit hack.
    I suppose that could be called racist too…until you read one of his scripts.
    Then it becomes a public service.

  • Toruk_Makto

    “We’ve got Decepticons at the gate, Decepticons in the air, Decepticons inside the walls, Decepticons, Decepticons ,Decepticons…”

    The scumbags of the world are making their big push…just means we gotta push back!

  • KilliK

    no, I am talking about the message Faraci posted himself announcing his retirement. Variety has quoted it but they dont give the original source.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Or any Saturday night.

  • It’s gotta be somewhere within that site.
    I’m done with that place, after reading how many of those cucks support that pedo.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Did you hear about Faraci and his followers rabidly defending a child abuser? Shameful. It wouldn’t surprise me that his most devoted fans have similarly sordid secrets in their lives.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    UNSTABLE MOLECULES. FACT!!!

  • I’m certain that those loser/posers do have skeletons in their closets.
    Very, very sick and that’s the problem with fan worship.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    It’s true. Faraci is a beneficiary of the “cult of personality” and seems to have a lot of mindless disciples. You’d have to be a truly weak-minded individual to take him as a hero. There was one idiot on Twitter protesting that Faraci had “taught him a lot about art and how to think” (lol) and that he thus didn’t care about other people’s opinions of him.

    Those naive fucks are zealots. Anybody with sense has always known Faraci to be a fraudulent critic/writer, and a manipulative, evil person to boot.

  • Toruk_Makto

    I swear my blood boils when I hear people trying to take an eraser to characters who have existed for decades.

    Iron fist was created because Roy Thomas saw some Kung-fu flick in the seventies and like every motherfucker back at that time fell in love with it.

    Why in the purple fuck would I try to shit all over this guy’s character? Should someone come to my home and start erasing all the black Kung-fu characters I created as a kid because I was in love with it too?

    Makes me so mad! We are out of fucking control these days with this PC bullshit.

  • Toruk_Makto

    He should. And I’d be there watching it.

    This is the answer to diversity…promote existing minority characters and creating new minority characters not destroying somebody else’s fucking character.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Well said. I think the current PC trends will soon be over. When even liberal actors are realizing how out of control and reactionary the situation has gotten, extremely politically correct rhetoric will not be long for this world. It’s a monster that ends up devouring itself and its adherents.

  • I don’t think anyone would really care about a Black Jimmy Olsen from Supergirl. But other than that, your point is valid.

  • And I loathe fuckers like that who have no courage of conviction. Yeah, Mel Gibson is/was a piece of shit for making those assinine, racist remarks and such but the guy is not some sicko perv wannabe patron saint that Faraci is. Also Hollywood still embraces that twat Polanski who anally raped a 13 year old. Brett Ratner lost what lil credibility he had when giving him a cameo on Rush Hour 3.

    Those guys at BMD are a lost cause and at least the AICN tbers wouldnt be “greiving” over any of the contributors had they been involved in such a scandal. *tsk*tsk*

  • Toruk_Makto

    You’re talking a lot of shit Mr. Mangold.

    Especially since you’re wolverine didn’t move any better or realistic than Singer’s geriatric/stiff/wire-fu version.

    We have a character who probably has garnered more martial-arts knowledge than anyone on the planet and you dip-shits can’t help but recycle the same 3 moves over and over again. (Now that he’s supposedly old and decrepit I guess we can chisel that down to one move)

    And for fuck’s sake he has an Adamantium laced skeleton…which means when he hits you it feels like you’ve been wacked with an I-beam. So why do you have this motherfucker breaking out his big guns (snikt) to fight every little Tom, Dick and Harry he comes across? Talk about complete fucking overkill, not to mention those fuckers hurt every time they come out so if I’m wolverine I’m sure as fuck not going to add any extra pain to my life just to slash at goon number 2 when a simple pimp slap would do.

    “Well how should he move and fight, smart guy?”

    Like Snyder’s and Affleck’s fucking Batman does…only better!

    He’s fucking WOLVERINE you mediocre shits. There’s actually a reason why he became one of the most popular comic book characters of all time.

    You generic puss-buckets have been riding on those fumes for far too fucking long.

  • Toruk_Makto

    Someone out there cares.

    I may not give a shit personally about the character but as an official stance I can’t really cherry-pick who gets bended and who doesn’t. As a purest my stance has to be never…even if it doesn’t bother me. Otherwise it all falls apart.

    Sides…it would have probably been just as interesting if Superman had other close friends besides Jimmy Olsen. And we wouldn’t have to reconcile why this character is so Don Juan suave all of a sudden.

  • Bop

    No shit Dark Hero was better. 😉 Steve Wang directed it and it is a crime Hollywood doesn’t let him direct more action movies. The man knows action and he only created the best American martial arts movie ever. Fucking Hollywood.

  • Are you back from wherever you went? And did you have a gud time there?

  • Bop

    Still on holiday, bro.

  • Coupon: The Movie

    Oh, I don’t mind. First off, Jane smoked pot before most takes. Also, I had to hold the playback monitor for him and the 2nd Unit director once so I had to hear everything they said and keep in mind, this was one of those 40 million dollar movies that they had to make look like 80 million so times was of the essence and things were very tense considering that that there was a thunderstorm everyday at 5 like clockwork so they couldn’t even utilize all of the daylight. The director gets the shot with Jane which was a medium establishing shot if I remember right and they got the shot but Jane wanted some little detail changed and the stunt director is telling him we don’t have time. we got the shot, which is true. This guy just kept whining and whining about wanting to set up the shot again (which was also half in water so it was complicated to shoot) and the director was as polite as could be but still had to tell him about seven times that we really had to move on and we didn’t do the shot again. He was just being really unreasonable and only thinking about himself in the shot and not how much pressure the production was under to get all of the shots.

  • Coupon: The Movie

    Here’s my favorite. The film was produced by Gale Ann Hurd because her husband was directing the film. By the way, she was incredibly professional and always said good morning to myself and everyone else every day. While everyone else was running around like chickens with their heads cut off, she was the picture of calm and poise. Anyway, because it was her, a large portion of the crew had worked on most of Cameron’s films including The Abyss. So here we are on this beach in Tampa filling in for Puerto Rico I believe it was and we’re getting ready to shoot a scene were Thomas Jane starts in a canoe in knee deep water. As soon as the shot begins, he gets out and walks onto shore. We’re getting ready to shoot and I’m standing next to the Set Medic and one of the Art Directors who had worked on The Abyss. Suddenly, the Medic gets a call on his radio and they’re asking him to come to Jane who is refusing to get in the canoe so the Medic asks why and why do they need him and he’s told it’s because Thomas Jane refuses to get into the canoe IN KNEE DEEP WATER and start the shot without having some Dramamine pills first. The Art Director shakes his head, looks at me and says “fuckin’ pussy”, and walks off. Imagine a dude who went through all that hell with water on The Abyss hearing the lead actor is holding up the production over that.

  • Coupon: The Movie

    Check out my comments below. Jane was also a complete dick and he even yelled at all of us more than once over nothing at all.

  • Dee-abolik

    oh lord, I had no idea

  • Dee-abolik

    you got mail, by the way

  • The right director would had need to have been present right from the first movie.

  • Captain Genius

    give them a few years. it will be disneys xmen

  • Livin’ the dream, Meng!

  • Coupon: The Movie

    Yep. True story.