Author: Jason Furie

Top 5 actors who get MORE bad ass with age

1. Jeff Bridges, Age: 61 Why he WAS bad ass: KING KONG (1976), TRON, THE BIG LEBOWSKI Why his is STILL and maybe MORE bad ass: IRON MAN, CRAZY HEART, TRON: LEGACY, TRUE GRIT The past 3 years have been amazing for Jeff Bridges. Ever since he played the main villain in 2008’s IRON MAN, Bridges has been getting more and more bad ass. Seriously folks, he is a force to be reckoned with and I simply cannot wait to see what he has in store for us next. He is truly one of the greatest actors of our time....

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Star Wars finally comes to Blu-Ray!

UPDATE (1/20/2011): Lucasfilm announced today that the official release date for ALL of the Blu-Ray box sets will be Tuesday September 27th 2011. No official word on the contents and bonus features just yet OR if any of the sets will include the original unedited versions. Stay tuned for updates. The moment all STAR WARS fans have been waiting for is finally here. Twentieth Century Fox has announced that all six of the STAR WARS movies will be coming to Blu-Ray this September in three separate packages. Buyers will be able to choose from a 3-disc set that includes...

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Director found for Godzilla reboot

Thanks to Joblo.com I have learned that Legendary Pictures (who recently gained the rights to GODZILLA in 2010) has finally found their director for the upcoming GODZILLA reboot that you probably didn’t even know existed. The lucky man is Gareth Edwards who recently made his film directorial debut with the cult indie hit MONSTERS. While MONSTERS was not what I expected, I did enjoy it considering its very low budget and unknown talent. While MONSTERS did not focus on Monsters actually destroying things or fighting, it did have great character development and a real human story beneath it all....

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Nintendo 3DS pre-orders begin AND Nintendo issues a warning against possible eye damage

Are you a Nintendo fanatic that can’t wait to throw more money at Nintendo for their upcoming new handheld system the Nintendo 3DS? If you answered YES than it’s your lucky day because retailer Gamestop has announced they are taking pre-orders on this hotly anticipated handheld system. IGN.com has recently reported and confirmed that Gamestop will be accepting pre-orders for the system with a MINIMUM down payment of $50 starting immediately. A representative from Gamestop was quoted saying that they have no idea of a final price (probably $300), what color choices the system will have, and when the...

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TV Trailer: Falling Skies

If you watch a lot of TV you know that most TV shows (SMALLVILLE, SUPERNATURAL) are at their half-way point while others (DEXTER, WALKING DEAD) have just wrapped with their final episode of the season. While those shows are considered to air “in-season” there are others (TRUE BLOOD, BREAKING BAD) that break the mold and air in the “off-season” that is usually during the summer months. TNT has decided that they want to have an “off-season” show this summer in the form of the Steven Spielberg (CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, WAR OF THE WORLDS) produced FALLING SKIES....

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TRUE GRIT Movie Review

I am so glad there has been a resurgence of the western genre (3:10 TO YUMA, DEADWOOD) and TRUE GRIT is a most welcome addition. The Coen Brothers (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, RAISING ARIZONA) are at it again in this remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic and they are bringing Jeff “The Dude” Bridges with them. TRUE GRIT is a wonderful character piece that stars Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn who is a veteran U.S. Marshal hired by a young woman seeking revenge upon the man who killed her father. The Coen Brothers have crafted a wonderfully...

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Movie Trailer: Drive Angry

Thanks to Yahoo Movies we get the bad ass trailer for the upcoming 3D movie DRIVE ANGRY starring Nicolas Cage (RAISING ARIZONA, KICK-ASS) and directed by Patrick Lussier (MY BLOODY VALENTINE, DRACULA 2000). While I loathe the 3D trend that is polluting films today, this movie could be an exception. Why you ask? Well because this movie was actually shot in full 3D (like AVATAR) rather than most movies that tack it on in post production (like THE LAST AIRBENDER) creating a craptacular crap fest that burns my eyes and makes me want to vomit up all the bile in my...

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Sam Worthington says next Clash of the Titans movie will be better and admits his first one was not so great

Recently Sam Worthington (AVATAR, TERMINATOR SALVATION) spoke to Moviefone and basically admitted that the first CLASH OF THE TITANS movie was not all that great and he has high hopes for making a better film with the announced sequel WRATH OF THE TITANS. Here is what he had to say about the films: “I just think we can improve on it. I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I totally agree. The only point of doing a sequel is either the audience demands it or you believe you can better the first...

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THE FIGHTER Movie Review

Wow! This is one powerful movie that simply caught me off guard. It’s based on the true story of boxer “Irish” Mickie Ward who has one last shot at a boxing title before it’s too late. THE FIGHTER comes to us by director David O. Russell (I HEART HUCKABEES, THREE KINGS) and stars Mark Wahlberg (BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE DEPARTED) as Mickie and co-stars Christian Bale (THE DARK KNIGHT, EQUILIBRIUM) as his half-brother Dickie who was a boxing hero who had a chance at a title shot but succumbed to a crack addiction and is stuck in the past frequently...

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TRON LEGACY Movie Review

After nearly 30 years Disney has decided to make a sequel to the 1982 classic TRON rather than a complete “reboot” and I think that was a wise and bold move on their part. I am a huge fan of the original Sci-fi classic and seeing an actual sequel is a nerd dream come true. I highly recommend watching the first TRON if you missed it or if it is not fresh in your mind. TRON: LEGACY comes to us by newcomer Joseph Kosinski in his directorial debut and he is now on my list of directors to keep...

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Liam Neeson confirmed for Taken 2

This week it has been confirmed by Deadline.com that Liam Neeson (TAKEN, THE A-TEAM) will in fact be reprising his role as Bryan Mills in the sequel to TAKEN. The original movie was directed by Pierre morel (THE TRANSPORTER, UNLEASHED) and really showcased Liam Neeson as an absolute bad-ass. The movie did decent in the box office and has gained somewhat of a cult following since the DVD/Blu-Ray release last year. I am a huge fan of Neeson’s work and I especially love it when it comes out to kick some ass in awesome action movies such as TAKEN and...

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The A-Team on DVD/Blu-Ray Today

Today we get yet another awesome DVD/Blu-Ray release with the Joe Carnahan (NARC, SMOKIN’ ACES) directed summer blockbuster THE A-TEAM. The film stars the bad-ass Liam Neeson (STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE, BATMAN BEGINS), Bradley Cooper (THE HANGOVER, WEDDING CRASHERS), Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (UFC fighter turned actor) and the amazing Sharlto Copley who we last saw in the sleeper hit DISTRICT 9. Those awesome actors play Hannibal, Face, B.A. Baracus, and Mad Murdock respectively who create the A-TEAM after being framed for a crime they did not commit and now must find a way to clear their...

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Movie Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Thanks to JOBLO we get our first look at the Rob Marshall (CHICAGO, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA) directed Summer movie PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES. This is the fourth PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie and this time around we follow Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, SLEEPY HOLLOW), on his quest to find the legendary Fountain of Youth. Are any of you still interested in a new PIRATES movie starring Johnny Depp? I have to admit I am a bit skeptical of this one and fear it is just a cash grab from Disney,...

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Movie Trailer: Kill The Irishman

This trailer for the movie KILL THE IRISHMAN seems to have come out of nowhere and looks pretty damn cool. I have never heard of it before and I am quite surprised considering the talent behind this film. KILL THE IRISHMAN comes from writer/director Jonathan Hensleigh who you may not have heard of, but I’m sure you have seen a movie or two he has written. Some of his writing credits include DIE HARD: WITH A VENGEANCE, JUMANJI, and ARMAGEDDON. He has only directed one movie thus far and it was the 2004 Marvel film THE PUNISHER starring Thomas Jane....

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Movie Trailer: Thor

Thanks to YAHOO MOVIES we have our first official look at THOR the newest Marvel movie leading up to the 2012 movie event THE AVENGERS that will combine IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, HULK, and THOR movie franchises together to create the worlds largest collective nerdgasm ever. THOR comes to us from actor/director Kenneth Branagh (HENRY V, WILD WILD WEST) and stars newcomer Chris Hemsworth (STAR TREK, A PERFECT GETAWAY) as the son of Odin himself. This trailer is full of awesomeness and has definitely been put on my superhero nerd radar well above DC’s summer effort GREEN LANTERN. Seriously,...

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Transformers 3 Teaser Trailer

Here is the first glimpse of TRANSFORMERS: THE DARK OF THE MOON which is the third installment in the awesome TRANSFORMERS live action series directed by Michael Bay (ARMAGEDDON, BAD BOYS). This is just a tease as to what is in store for us come next summer and it looks pretty cool. This tease makes me ready to see a real trailer and some real robot fighting action! TRANSFORMERS: THE DARK OF THE MOON comes out July 1st 2011....

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New Poster for THOR

This new poster for THOR looks pretty bad ass if you ask me. It is rare that I want to own a movie poster when I see one, but this may be one of those exceptions. Very cool. The simple colors and lack of a huge title set this apart from the rest. THOR comes to us from actor turned director Kenneth Branagh (HENRY V, WILD WILD WEST) and stars newcomer Chris Hemsworth (STAR TREK, A PERFECT GETAWAY) as our hero. Hopefully this will be followed up by a teaser or trailer in the near future. I don’t know...

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X-Men Arcade Gets a Release Date!

UPDATE: Thanks to Kotaku.com I just learned that X-MEN ARCADE will be released on the PS3 a day earlier on December 14th 2010 and both X-Box and PS3 will sell the game for $9.99/800 Microsoft points. I will still be buying this bad boy on X-Box 360 and next Wednesday can’t come soon enough! OPTIC BLAST! Thanks to IGN.com I have just learned that Konamiwill be releasing X-MEN ARCADE to the X-Box 360 marketplace on Wednesday December 15th for digital download. No details just yet as to how much the game will cost (assuming $10). While it has been...

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Inception on DVD and Blu-Ray Today

Today we get the highly anticipated release of the Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT, MEMENTO) film INCEPTION that he both wrote and directed. The film has an all-star cast that includes the always awesome Leonardo DiCaprio (TITANIC, THE BEACH) and one of my favorite actors today Joseph Gordon-Levitt (G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, BRICK). INCEPTION is something I think everyone should see this year if they have not yet. It will easily make my top ten for the year and may possibly be number one. This is a fantastic science fiction tale about the many layers of a...

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Movie Trailer: The Beaver

Check out the trailer below for the Jodie Foster (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, CONTACT) directed movie THE BEAVER. This film stars MEL GIBSON (LETHAL WEAPON SERIES, BRAVEHEART) as a once successful executive for a toy company who has lost sight of the importance of his family. Now suffering from depression he finds a stuffed beaver in a dumpster and uses it as his sole means of communicating (in a cockney accent nonetheless). THE BEAVER co-stars Jodie Foster who reunites with Gibson who she starred with in the movie MAVERICK back in 1994. Also co-starring is the young up-and-coming...

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