So the new trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer just came out the other day.
Based on the trailer I’m guessing the plot is following Dark of the Moon all Transformers including the Autobots are either in exile and the government is hunting them down. Marky Mark, who apparently owns salvage yard buys a rusted out old semi truck which turns out to be a deactivated Optimus Prime. The government finds out about it and explosions happen.
From what I’ve seen in the trailer and heard on the internet it looks like Bumblebee is returning as well, this time as a different Camaro with a different paint scheme. Also the Transformer with the nose/dick/gun thing on its face is supposed Galvatron or at least that’s the theory. It’s already confirmed that Grimlock will be in it since the Superbowl trailer ended with Optimus riding him like a horse, also this trailer ends with Optimus delivering an epic pimp slap to him. From what wikipedia says that two-headed dragon thing is supposed to be the Dinobot, Swoop or some equivalent and not the Terrorcon leader, Hun-Garr like I thought he was.
All in all I think I’ll go see it. I liked Transformers as a kid and I am easily entertained with explosions. However I am a little annoyed that Michael Bay is choosing to throw continuity out the window and just further piss on the cartoon’s established mythos. I mean Optimus Prime is a different model truck now, Bumblee looks like he reformatted himself back into an older model Camaro, and whatever happened to Sideswipe and all the Wreckers and all the other surviving Autobots. I’m not complaining that he didn’t bring back the Jar Jar Bink Chevy twins, but still he keeps bringing in new Transformers and tossing out old ones. You think it would be smart to just keep adding Transformers so he can expand the toyline more. Another thing that pisses me off is Swoop is supposed fucking pteradactyl not a two-headed dragon. Two-headed fucking dragons aren’t dinosaurs!
Anyway I had an idea for a movie which would have been really close to the old ’80s cartoon movie plot and mythos and would have introduced Unicron, Metroplex, Trypticon and a bunch of other old-school Transformers that could have been turned into toys. Maybe I’ll post the premise tomorrow. Until then enjoy the new trailer.
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Tags: Bumblebee, Dinobots, Grimlock, Mark Wahlberg, Marky Mark, Michael Bay, Optimus Prime, Swoop, Transformers: Age of Extinction
This post probably would have been relevant last month during the Olympics when we were so sure the US Women’s Olympic hockey team was going to take home the gold, but oh well better late than never.
Anyway while surfing I heard about this film gem from the ’90s starring a still riding high on his Timecop fame, Jean Claude Van Damme, titled Sudden Death. In this movie, Powers Boothe AKA Captain Andrews from Red Dawn (the ’80s 1 with Swayze and Charlie Sheen not the 1 with Thor and Drake but not Josh, that 1 was played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is this terrorist who during game 7 of the Stanley Cup takes the Vice President and several VIPs hostage while at the same time has the arena wired with explosives set to explode when the game ends. JCVD plays firefighter and protagonist with internal emotional conflicts, Darren McCord who finds out about Captain Andrews’s evil plot and must roundhouse kick the Vice President and his daughter to safety while at the same time send the game into overtime in order to keep the explosives from going off and buy himself more time to save his daughter.
Like I said it’s pretty much Die Hard on ice. It was made right after Timecop so if you liked that you might like this. I mean there is a part where JCVD dressed as a goalie kicks a dude in the throat while wearing a skate so that might be either really cool or really gruesome to watch.
If you need more reason to go out and watch it here’s the trailer for it.
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Tags: Captain Andrews, JCVD, Jean Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Sudden Death, Timecop
On February 24th actor, director and writer, Harold Ramis passed away due to complications of vasculitis at the age of 69.
As a child of the ’80s I remember Ramis best from his role as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters. I was really into Ghostbusters as a child and Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster (sorry Bill Murray).
As usual when a celebrity dies the internet has been rife with RIP messages, fanart and other tributes to Ramis. While cruising forums today I found this rather touching tribute piece to Ramis depicting Egon walking into the light hand in hand with Slimer that I just felt had to be shared with the world.
Before I share this piece I would just like to say: RIP Harold Ramis. If Dan Aykroyd ever gets Bill Murray to finally agree to do Ghostbusters 3 it just won’t be the same without Egon.
Please remember that I did find this piece on a forum without any credit on it other than the signature in the corner which looks like it says Tin? If this is yours and you’re upset with me using it I’m sorry and please don’t sue me because I don’t have any money.
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Tags: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Egon Spengler, Fan Art, Ghostbusters, Harold Ramis, Slimer
If you weren’t too engrossed in watching the Denver Broncos get buttraped by the Seattle Seahawks you might have noticed the new trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Based on this 30 second trailer it looks just like the other Transformers movies. It has explosions, CGI robots, a lot of mindless destruction. However what stood out to me where 2 specific parts. 1 was when Bumblebee jumps up to fight what looks like a 2 headed dragon and the other was when Optimus Prime was riding a giant robotic T-Rex which may or may not be Grimlock.
If it is Grimlock, then it’s about time we finally get to see the Dinobots, and if Grimlock is in it I sure as hell hope the other Dinobots are in it. As for the 2 headed dragon, my guess is that it is Hun-Gurr the leader of the Terrorcons. However there is a possibility it could be a Predacon, not from the Beast Wars series but the original. In either case, both the Terrorcons and Predacons were gestalt teams so hopefully we’ll see more robots of their kind and we’ll see them combine into an even bigger one to see more destruction.
In case you haven’t seen it here’s the trailer for you.
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Tags: Dinobots, Grimlock, Michael Bay, Transformers
YouTube celebrity Joerg Sprave, the man behind Slingshot Channel who has built his career on making slingshots that shoot crazy ass shit has outdone himself this time by making a slingshot that shoots chainsaws. Yes, you read that correctly. It fucking shoots slingshots.
I really thought he couldn’t top his machete and buzzsaw slingshots but apparently I was wrong.
Watch the video below and be amazed at how crazy he is. Also be amazed at the fact that he still has both eyes and all 10 fingers.
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Tags: Chainsaws, Joerg Sprave, Slingshot, Slingshot Channel, YouTube
On November 26, a DVD box set of the complete Breaking Bad series will be released, and with it is a special treat for fans, a very special alternate ending.
Borrowing heavily from the finale of Newhart, this alternate ending features Bryan Cranston waking up as his Malcolm in the Middle character Hal, and telling his on-screen wife, Jane Kaczmarek that he dreamed up all the events that happened in Breaking Bad.
For awhile there was a joke floating around the internet that Breaking Bad would end with Walter White being put into the witness protection program and would be dropped into the Malcolm in the Middle universe. Not sure if this had something to do with the creation of this alternate ending but I’m pretty sure it was a pretty big influence.
This was a pretty good touch, giving the internet what they wanted plus referencing one of Cranston’s most famous past works. I highly doubt having Walter White play a Power Rangers villain would be a good idea nor do I think setting up the infamous Heisenberg as Jerry Seinfeld’s dentist would work either. Although both of those idea would be better than than doing a Breaking Bad/Whitney crossover (Both Jane Kaczmarek and Breaking Bad costar, Dean Norris were guest stars on the sitcom playing Whitney Cummings’ character’s parents).
The original source of the video was pulled by a copyright order from Sony. However a second upload by a third party is currently up.
If this one gets pulled don’t worry, he fine people at Buzzfeed have recorded the clip and have it available to watch on their site here.
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Tags: Bob Newhart Show, Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle, Newhart, Whitney Cummings