Category Archives: Ramblings

Christopher Nolan Rigs a IMAX Camera to a LEER Jet?!!

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Heh, it’s funny, as mind-boggling as this might be, I think it’s would be even funnier if Christopher Nolan DIDN’T shoot any percentage of his next movie, Interstellar, in IMAX. BUT YES, you read that headline right, the accomplished director mounted a IMAX camera to a jet, for, only Lord knows, what kind of sequence or sequences… But I’ll tell you this much, I personally can not wait.

 

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BRAIN IS DEAD!

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been a regular viewer of FOX’s Family Guy. But much to my surprise, my Social Media Feeds have been a buzz with the news that Brian the dog died on last Sunday’s episode.

That’s right boys and girls, one of the best characters of the show was hit by a car and passed on. And for your consideration, that fateful moment…

COD: Ghosts Trailer…

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So apparently the internet has been a buzz with the trailer for the next Call of Duty game dubbed, Ghosts. Honestly, not sure why. Yea, it’s a fun sequence. But it doesn’t show you anything about the game?

Is it just me? Or you should show the product you’re marketing? I don’t know. Oh, and Megan Fox makes a cameo (you can play as a female character in multi-player… actually surprised it took them this long to implement that…).

But yea, ultimately, fun commercial, check it out!

CHECK OUT the SWEET IMAX Poster for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE…

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The IMAX poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has just been released, and it’s pretty badass. Looking at you, you can kind of make the argument the designer was inspired by the work of Kris Kuksi, and I have to say, it really works here.

I just wish, instead of an illustration/photo composite, they actually went with a sculpture in the vein of the inspiring artist. Or at the very least, some high-end 3D modeling to better give the feeling Kuksi’s work gives off.

But definitely check it out!

Remember that Indy 4/refridgerator/atom bomb Gag?

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I know you all remember that atom bomb gag in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and especially how pretty much no one bought into it. Well, looks like director Steven Spielberg is taking responsibility for it…

I know in Indy 4, you didn’t buy the refrigerator and the atomic bomb… I know! I know! But we tried! We tried! I was pushing the envelope! By the way, I take FULL responsibility for that — that was COMPLETELY my idea! Even Harrison said to me: ‘Nobody is going to buy this!

Personally that didn’t bother so much. I could suspend my disbelief enough to buy into that gag. And, let’s be honest, the “inter-dimensional beings” pretty much overshadowed every suck part of that movie anyway.

Holy What? Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions

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Just as I post about Wes Anderson’s book coming out, I learn that one of my favorite directors, and all around creative talent, Guillermo del Toro, has a book coming out.

Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions

The rundown of the book is described as,

Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world’s most creative visionaries. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro is himself.

Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.

And honestly I can’t wait. Having the pleasure of seeing this man speak in person, you can’t help but know this man has a HUGE passion for his craft, an amazing imagination, is without ego, and is just a huge kid at heart.

And after watching the trailer for this book (below), how he talks about wanting to find kindred spirits, and wanting to inspire others in their storytelling… yea, again, can’t wait for this book. And I look forward to diving into his creative process.

 

 
Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions will be released on October 29th. I’ve got mine pre-ordered, click on the title link to pre-order on Amazon if you’d like to order too!

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Rumor of the Day?

Supposedly the rumor of the day is that you can expect to hear details (like a title), and confirmed casting news this month about episode VII.

But it doesn’t end there. Again, take this with a grain of salt, but you can expect to see a teaser trailer sooner than later. But if true, I imagine it’s probably gonna be a voiceover over scenes of the original trilogy.

But we’ll see what happens!