This week I’m joined by Maude Garrett, to tell you what films you should be seeing in cinemas this weekend! If you’re in the US, go check out Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. In Australia, Nick Cave’s 20,000 Days On Earth looks great! On iTunes, you can catch up on Captain America Winter Soldier. And our theme of the week is our favorite comic book films! What’s yours?
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1. As you may remember, there are two live action Jungle Books in the works. So far, much of the casting news has centered around Jon Favreau‘s version, which boasts names like Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o. But now, the other one, directed by Andy Serkis has cast its villain voice, and it is gooood. Andy’s Hobbit buddy Benedict Cumberbatch will play the voice of the evil tiger Shere Khan… who will be voiced by Idris Elba in the other movie. Benedict has a great voice, and I love that him and Andy are working together!
2. The first image of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man has been released… well, it’s Paul as Scott Lang, who turns into Ant-Man when wearing a special suit. This film is supposed to be more of a comedy for Marvel, but as with many superhero films lately, this image is all brooding and dark looking. I do like the Golden Gate bridge in the background!
3. Cornetto trilogy fans rejoice! It seems like Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are getting back together for a new film. Simon was being interviewed on the BBC and mentioned that he and Edgar will hopefully make another series of films, with the first one already in the works. Hopefully Nick Frost will be back on board too, but in the meantime, Pegg revealed on Twitter that he and Frost will be seen back as Shaun and Ed in a Halloween episode of Phineas and Ferb.
4. Sad news for lovers of Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide… next year’s will be the last. The movie reviewer is ending his 45 year (WOW) run of the book, citing the internet as the reason. Maltin says, “With ready access to information on the Internet, our readership has diminished at an alarming rate… when a growing number of people believe that everything should be free, it’s impossible to support a reference book that requires a staff of contributors and editors.” I remember Dad buying the book every year, and I would get excited to pour through it. I still have vivid memories of seeing a bomb symbol next to Grease 2, and not understanding why because that film is incredible.
5. And here is something for Quentin Tarantino lovers like myself… a super cut of every death in his movies. Disturbing, yes. Gory, definitely. And very shoot-y. But I love how this is set to 70s band The Delfonics…
This week on Tick Tick BOOM! me and Maude Garrett from GeekBomb.net tackle a subject close to our heart – our favorite movies and video games made in Australia! What would you choose?
1. The turtles win again? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was number one at the box office for another week, making another $28.4m over the weekend. Guardians Of The Galaxy was second with another $24.7m, followed by Let’s Be Cops and The Expendables 3, which only made $16.2m. Very disappointing for the big franchise!
2. Over the weekend Jim Carrey posted this hilarious parody Lucy poster on his WhoSay account, for Dumb and Dumber To, simply called Lloyd.
3. Guillermo Del Toro has collaborated with Hideo Kojma on new video game, Silent Hills, and it looks FREAKY. A video has been released showing a 20 minute play-through… which has reminded me why Maude does not play horror video games!
4. Another freaky video of a different kind, showing what it might be like if Michael Bay directed UP… (hint: LOTS OF EXPLOSIONS! hehehe)
5. And here’s an interesting article on indie films and their future in this blockbuster world, via Salon. It’s an excerpt from indie director Ted Hope’s new book called Hope For Film. After reading this article, I went straight to Amazon and ordered his book!
Me and Osher Günsberg talk about the movies you should be spending your hard-earned cash on this weekend. If you’re in the US, see the quirky indie Frank. In Australia, The Hundred Foot Journey is your best bet! On iTunes, you must check out the rom com The One I Love. TRUST ME. And our theme of the week, is remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. What is your favorite from those two legends?
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