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Mon
Jul 15 2013 1:30pm

Now That Sam Mendes is Returning to James Bond: A Skyfall 2 Wish List

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Last week, defying expectations, Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes confirmed that James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson want him back for the franchise, and they’re willing to wait. Instead of a 2014 release date for the next James Bond film, the film will be released in 2015, with Mendes calling the shots. Most moviegoers and diehard 007 fans alike agree that Skyfall was the best James Bond film in years. Now that Mendes is really returning, here’s a brief wishlist for the next Bond film.

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Tue
Mar 19 2013 3:30pm

Iconic Sci-Fi Movie Images with More Thumbs, Less Guns

A great new blog called Thumbs and Ammo has taken on the challenge of removing guns from the hands of action stars and replacing them with a big thumbs-up! From The Matrix to Star Wars to Looper to Star Trek, the results are totally hilarious and actually uplifting! (We’re not saying Han still didn’t shoot first, nor would we want Ripley to lose her awesome flamethrower for real, but maybe Greedo did give the thumbs up first?)

But perhaps these photo manipulations really depict an alternate universe where all these characters are hitchhiking and/or have a really supportive view of their friends.

[Check out some selections below]

Thu
Feb 7 2013 9:00am

Morning Roundup: Lincolnstein is Alive! He’s Alive!

Don’t worry, this Lincolnstein is TOTALLY a real toy you can buy! He’s part of a line of Presidential Monsters, in which various creatures have been mashed-up with some of various leaders of the free world. Fear the bite of Baracula! Hear the song of the Phantom of the White House! Watch out for the webbed digits of the Monster from the Watergate Lagoon!

Your collection of daily offsite links have executive monster powers. Highlights include:

  1. Spaceballs is becoming real!
  2. Mark Millar thinks the Justice League movie is DOOMED.
  3. Is George R.R. Martin wasting our time?

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Fri
Jan 25 2013 6:00pm

Will All Six James Bond Actors Crash the Oscars?

Will All Six James Bond Actors Crash the Oscars?

While it’s been confirmed Adele will sing “Skyfall” at the Oscars on February 24th, a new top secret rumor has emerged: the six canonical Bond actors will all appear on stage together! If it’s true, it will be the first time a full and complete Bond confab will have occurred, ever! (Not to mention a super-rare public appearance from Sean Connery.)

And even though this is still a rumor, but how great would it be if Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig did appear and even better—were back-up dancers for Adele? 

[News via Geek Tyrant & The Independent]


Stubby the Rocket is the voice and mascot of Tor.com and only lives twice, sometimes more.

Thu
Dec 27 2012 11:00am

The Ten Essential Genre Films of 2012

The Ten Essential Genre Films of 2012

Every year, a new pack of science fiction, fantasy, horror, superhero and other genre films tease us with hyped-up anticipation, peppering the zeitgeist with their characters, situations, catch phrases, and imagery. Going to see these movies while thinking about the inevitable discussions that will ensue is part of the fun of the cinematic experience and, I’d argue, part of what makes the internet so great. We can immediately find like minds or someone to debate with about our favorite new film.

But which of the many genre films released this year were the important ones? Which films, be they good, bad, or Prometheus, demanded our discussion? Below are the ten I think we had to talk about whether we wanted to or not!

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Mon
Dec 10 2012 11:00am

Are All Big Franchise Films Essentially the Same Now?

Your favorite place is in ruins, and a really mean guy is behind it all. He’s so bad, he’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. He’s the definition of fear, and other things which are very…unpleasant. Nothing will be the same ever again after this. Your favorite person or persons in the world will be pushed to the limit in a new adventure that will shatter their world, and yours. If you thought things couldn’t get harder, grittier, or contain more monotone music, you’d be wrong. The next installment in your favorite movie series is here, and it’s similarity to other movies is striking, but not unsurprising.

Sound familiar? Have you seen twenty versions of this trailer?

Calling the majority of big franchise movies formulaic would be almost a compliment at this point, because it would denote some sort of basic originality. But with the release of the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer, I’m worried that all of these popular franchise films have become not just formulaic, but straight-up copycats of one another.

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Mon
Nov 19 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: The Name is Who, Doctor Who

All the Doctors! Even the fictional ones! With BBC's Children in Need minisode debuting on Friday, and anticipation for the Doctor Who Christmas special ramping up, we noticed a high volume of Doctor Who stuff for your morning roundup today! Now, we know it's not really likely Cumberbatch will ever play our favorite time lord, but we loved this piece of fan art from Alice X. Zhang.

Your other offsite links include other new outfits for the Doctor, and some other stuff about things that aren't Doctor Who...maybe. 

Highlights include:

  1. Star Trek trailer chaos
  2. Robocop reloaded?
  3. Children destroying the Earth from space.

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Fri
Nov 16 2012 1:30pm

Skyfall Proves that James Bond is a Time Lord

Skyfall Proves that James Bond is a Time Lord

I saw Skyfall last night, and after breaking it down, I can come to only one conclusion: this is the Bond film in which it is revealed that James Bond is a Time Lord.

Bear with me here.

In high school, my friends and I had a pet theory that James Bond wasn’t one man, but many. “James Bond” was a secret agent “work name” that was assigned to someone new whenever the old agent bearing the name was retired. (Dead or alive.) This theory is nothing revolutionary—I’ve come across a number of people over the years who came up with a similar idea to retcon some sense of continuity to a series that spans now fifty years and six different actors in the role. (And far more writers.) Each generation has its own Bond, we decided, but it’s a different person fulfilling the role each time—not just on screen, but in the world of the movie.

[From Gallifrey with Love.]

Mon
Nov 12 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: Pac Labyrinth. Yes.

We’re sort of surprised that this PacMan knock-off for the movie Labyrinth never actually existed. But we give mad props to Josh Gilbert for coming up with the idea and rendering it in such a shiny way.

Your other daily offsite links will only give your baby brother back if you solve the Labyrinth in thirteen hours....

  1. BSG: Blood and Chrome is here!
  2. Spielberg turn down Star Wars.
  3.  Urine is being used to turn on the lights.

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Fri
Nov 9 2012 12:30pm

License to Kill, Tenderly: Spoiler Review of Skyfall

License to Kill, Tenderly: A spoiler review of Skyfall

Though 007 himself tends to travel sans luggage, the cultural entity known as James Bond comes with a lot of baggage. Since Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s James Bond has been trying to grow up. With such a juvenile core concept, however, it’s almost impossible: asking Bond not to be a skirt-chasing, hard-drinking jerk is like pretending a wolf isn’t dangerous. But director Sam Mendes might have changed that forever, because this Bond outing feels like a real movie. James has been humanized again, because Mendes turns the world of 007 into a family drama.

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Thu
Nov 8 2012 1:00pm

Pay Attention 007! 7 Bond Gadgets Which Defy Reason and Practicality

7 Bond Gadgets Which Defy Reason and Practicality

While not a regular component of the original Fleming novels, the super-spy gadgets of James Bond have defined the long-running film series, for better or worse. Though certain Bond films go out of their way to tone down some of the crazy gizmos, there are still several of Q’s contraptions which are a bit confounding. There’s no denying the coolness of Bond’s Aston Martin, complete with an ejector seat, but the following seven devices are not only uncool, but totally silly, too.

[Do Not Return this Equipment in Pristine Condition!]

Wed
Nov 7 2012 3:00pm

7 Spoiler-Free Reasons to be Excited About Skyfall

7 Spoiler-Free Reasons to be Excited About Skyfall

If you were to describe the 23rd official James Bond film without revealing that it was a James Bond film, it might sound something like this: “Oh, you know, it’s that movie with Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Dame Judi Dench and stars Daniel Craig as a guy who works for the government; it's basically about all the issues with security in a digital age and whether certain agencies should have more transparency. Yeah, and it’s directed by that American Beauty guy, Sam Mendes.” Oscar bait, right?

Luckily, I got myself into a press screening of Skyfall this week, and while I’m not sure it will be nominated for Best Picture, there is certainly some award-worthy stuff in this movie. Skyfall may be the first James Bond movie that is actually a movie first, a spy movie second, and a James Bond movie third. We’ll have a crazy spoiler-filled review for you on Friday; but until then, here are seven spoiler-free reasons why you’ll probably love it.

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Tue
Oct 16 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: Space Shuttle Endeavour Stops By Sizzler

One thing L.A. has on New York City is their ability to have space shuttles cruise down the street. We’re pretty sad we weren’t on the west coast to see this. (We came close!) Also, Stubby the Rocket loves Sizzler and would have totally had a date with Endeavour there. (Photo via Nerdcore)

Your offsite links are on a roll. Highlights include:

  1. Will the Nolans return to DC?
  2. What Hugo Weaving does and does not care about.
  3. The most adorable NYCC cosplay. Period. 

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Mon
Oct 8 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: How to Steal a Space Shuttle

Over on Jalopnik there is a hilarious article on how a Doctor Evil-style supervillian could potentially nab the Space Shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles. As the article’s author Jason Torchinsky points out, there is no way we condone this kind of thing, but seeing as it’s totally impossible, we think the piece is worth looking at for the graphics alone.

Your offsite links are planning on swapping places with other offsite links, but you’ll never be able to tell the difference.

  1. The itty-bitty get-ups of sci-fi.
  2. Don’t you wish your town had a Martian sister city?
  3. The comic book as a bestseller.

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Wed
Oct 3 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: The Cosplaying Icelandic Mayor

Jón Gnarr Kristinsson is the mayor of Reykjavík, which is a the capital city of Iceland. He recently showed up to the Reykjavík International Film Festival as Obi-Wan Kenobi. But he's cosplayed before! He also marched in his city's Gay Pride Parade dressed as a member of Pussy Riot. We saw this on io9, thought it was amazing, and immediately wished our mayor was doing something fun instead of banning soda for no reason.

The rest of your daily offsite links are not dressed up as anything, but they still love you.

Highlights include:

  1. Lots of Doctor Who stuff.
  2. Hipster Disney Princesses.
  3. Listen to the first part of the new 007 Adele song.

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Fri
Sep 28 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: Denis Lawson Has Birthday, Is Still Coolest Uncle Alive

Morning Roundup: Denis Lawson Has Birthday, Is Still Coolest Uncle AliveYesterday, actor Denis Lawson turned 65. And while this aging thing is a serious achievement; his alter-ego Wedge Antilles remains the only pilot to fly in every major air battle in Star Wars and live to tell about it. He’s also Ewan McGregor’s uncle and makes a mean mojito. (We made that last part up, but guess it’s probably true.)

Highlights of your other daily offsite links include:

  1. Patrick Stewart being awesome on The Daily Show.
  2. Mark Millar brought in as a hired consulting gun for Marvel.
  3. Elementary producer explains what the heck Elementary is.

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Mon
Sep 17 2012 1:00pm

Adele Will Sing Skyfall Theme Song

It seems like all the stops are being pulled out for the new James Bond film Skyfall! Long rumored to be recording the new theme song, popular singer Adele has now been confirmed as the next artist behind the new 007 anthem, simply titled “Skyfall.” Notably this is also Adele’s first newly recorded piece of music since her 2010 album 21. Personally, we’re excited! Do you think Adele will deliver the next great Bond theme song?

Thu
Sep 13 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: The All-Night, All-Bill Murray Diner

Though dominated most by Wes Anderson incarnations of Bill Murray, we can't help but wonder what kinds of conversations would happen here. Mass hysteria! (Art by Justin Cozens. Via Ghostbusters Fans on Facebook)

Your collection of morning roundup links do not include hairless pets. Weird. 

Highlights include:

  1. More Bill Murray! (Ghostbusters news?)
  2. Joss Whedon spits some game.
  3. Bring us the skeleton of Richard III!

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Wed
Sep 12 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: Mark Hamill Wants You to Know You Have His Undivided Attention

Caption this picture of Mark Hamill pointing at you, only you. Here, we’ll start.

Only you can prevent random fires in the Lars Homestead! Or, Tusken Raiders don’t kill people, my dad does! Or, your friend is quite a mercenary, but I care! Now add your own caption. [Mark Hamill picture via Retro Star Wars on Facebook]

Highlights of your morning roundup links include:

  1. Latest from the set of Thor: The Dark World.
  2. How Jupiter saved us all
  3. “Spock’s Brain” in 4 minutes.

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Fri
Sep 7 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: What Would You Want From 30 More Minutes of Batman?

Just released from Entertainment Weekly: Bilbo! Running! (Probably from Bane.) Sometimes when we see these pictures of Martin Freeman as Bilbo, it's hard to believe we're not living in a dream. (We saw this over on Den of Geek.)

Your daily offsite link collection is wearing shoes, though.

Highlights include:

  1. This is the droid Tony Stark is looking for.
  2. An even longer Dark Knight Rises?
  3. The future of Daniel Craig.

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