Zack Snyder Making a Star Wars Samurai Movie [Insert Bad Feeling Joke Here]

Posted 5 years ago by Movies

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Well, that escalated quickly. Disney hasn’t even announced a director for Episode VII yet, but apparently they’re already thinking about non-numbered side films. Everyone ever is reporting today that Zack Snyder is making a Star Wars version of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, a movie that I’ve been meaning to see for years and have never gotten around to it.

I’m not a fan of Snyder, but Man of Steel looks pretty good, and I like the idea of creator-driven standalone Star Wars films, so I’m going to stay cautiously optimistic about this. In fact, that’s the biggest thing I’m taking away from this news. The next few years (decades?) could be filled with serious, standalone Star Wars films from top directors who have been dying to play in this universe since they were kids. While this could also signal Disney’s willingness to overwhelm us with new Star Wars movies, at least they haven’t announced anything completely ridiculous yet.
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‘Officially Limited’: A Documentary About the Collectible Poster Scene

Posted 5 years ago by Movies

If you read this site, you know I love geek art. I’m in the middle of redecorating my home office, and I literally have stacks of posters and prints framed and ready to hang. Most of the art I have wasn’t hard to get, but having bought one poster from Mondo directly and one after the fact on eBay, I understand how frustrating it can be to get limited edition art. This upcoming documentary by John Otterbacher is about the new and somewhat controversial nature of poster collecting, and it looks great.

He talks to folks from Mondo, Gallery 1988, and more about the recent phenomenon of super-limited edition posters by great artists. The documentary is up on Kickstarter-like IndieGoGo right now, and has a way to go to reach it’s goal.

As I finally get my office in order I’m going to posting a lot more about the art that I have and inviting you all to share your geek art collections (and maybe turn it into a contest of some sort), but in the meantime I can’t wait to see this documentary.

Officially Limited Via SlashFilm

I’m Gonna Buy It!

Posted 5 years ago by Movies

Wreck-it Ralph

Heads up geeks, Disney just announced that their awesome animated tribute to video games Wreck-it Ralph will be out on Blu-ray on February 12th. That’s not as soon as, say, tomorrow, but it’s not that far away either.

This movie will be great to own, rewatch, and pause to see all the cameos that we didn’t catch in the theater. As for bonus features, you can expect:
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Damn, Now I Have to Watch a Zach Synder Movie

Posted 5 years ago by Movies

I’m sure you’ve seen this a million times already, but just watch it one more time. Zach Synder usually makes movies I have little interest in watching, but I’ll be damned if Man of Steel doesn’t look pretty awesome. I can’t believe there isn’t a single shot of slow motion in the whole trailer.

It kind of sucks that we’ll have to sit through another origin story, but if it’s done as well as Batman Begins it won’t be that bad. Also, I’m way more excited than I should be about Richard Schiff being in this movie.

So, let’s discuss. What did you think?

Brave: 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted 6 years ago by Movies

Brave Blu-ray

Even though Pixar’s Golden Age may have ended with Toy Story 3 (in my opinion), I’m still a hardcore fan and get giddy with the thought of new movies from the studio. However, Cars 2 was the first Pixar movie I genuinely disliked, and so I was more than ready to wash that taste out of my mouth and hoped Brave would accomplish that.

While it wasn’t as great as I was hoping it would be, Brave is still a fun movie and more than made up for the turd that was Cars 2. When the 5-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition showed up on my doorstep, I was excited to check out the movie again, and I think I liked it better the second time around.
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