It’s been a long time since Jeepers Creepers fans have had any real hope of a sequel, but Shock Til You Drop have reported that a day of shooting for the long awaited third film has already taken place.
According to the article, Victor Salva, director of the previous two installments, made the comment saying that ‘there may finally be some very good news for those waiting for a third Jeepers film to go before cameras’. While he did go into more detail off the record, this is all the information we’re going to get right now.
Nothing’s confirmed yet so the story could end up just being a late April Fools joke, but if it is true then it won’t be long before more news comes out.
Do you believe the rumours? Would you even want to see a third Jeepers Creepers film? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Iron Man will return to the silver screen on May 25th marking the beginning of phase two in the Marvel cinematic universe, but is Iron Man 3 the best choice to start us off on the path to the Avengers 2?
The first trailer for the final season of the hit Starz series Spartacus has been shown at comic-con.
Spartacus: War of the Damned looks to be filled with just as much gore and sex as the previous seasons. It seems like the show had such a short run, three seasons (four if you count the prequel, Gods of the Arena), but it does seem, from a storytelling angle, it is time for the show to come to an end. Even though most people know how Spartacus is going to end the show looks like it will be a hell of a ride to get to the tragic conclusion.
Check out the trailer below.
For a while it didn’t really look like there was going to be a third Men in Black film, but after a ten year absence Agents J and K have returned to the big screen.
Regardless of how you felt about the second film, if you enjoyed the first, you should give this sequel a shot. The story picks up years after the events of the second film with an old foe of K’s escaping from an alien prison. When word spreads J, seeing K is hiding something, begins to tire of the seemingly emotionless relationship the two have. Then, with a simple alteration to the timeline, Agent K disappears from the present having now been killed in 1969. J, being the only one who remembers the original timeline, must travel back in time to prevent the change.
Originally the plot seemed like a way to deprive MIB fans of Tommy Lee Jones, who plays the role of K brilliantly, but it quickly became clear that although Jones is physically absence from a large part of the film he is there in spirit, as Josh Brolin has clearly done his research and emulates Jones perfectly. Brolin’s version of K is more open than his older counterpart, which is because an event that causes him to become emotionally distant hasn’t happened yet. His enables J, played by Will Smith, to get to know his partner a little better. Also, despite Brolin in reality being 44, a year older than Will Smith, his character is 29 making him the younger agent. This adds a new interesting twist to their relationship, similar to K discovering the changes that had happened during his absence when he returned in number two.
The plot was interesting and funny, which was somewhat of a surprise as I had prepared myself for 106 minutes of boredom. Though it’s never really clear about why Agent J can remember K in the present, it does give a vague reason, but I’ll let it go because the rest of the plot was interesting and really enjoyable. Seeing MIB in 1969 was like watching an old sci-fi movie, even the aliens were made to look like the ones that would appear in those kinds of films. Time travel is always a really interesting plot device, but it’s also so easy to do wrong. If it’s too complex then you lost most of the audience and you risk making mistakes, if it’s too simplistic then it just won’t feel real. MIB 3 probably would have been close to the too simple side were it not for Griffin, played by Michael Stuhlbarg. Griffin is similar to Doctor Manhattan from Watchmen, except he’s funny and generally a nice guy.
The biggest let down of the film is that Frank, the talking Pug, isn’t in it. Frank appeared in both previous MIB movies, receiving a larger role in the second instalment because of how much audience’s loved his character in the first film. It seems like a strange choice not to give him a part, considering he’s a fan favourite. I guess in a world were Tommy Lee Jones doesn’t even get to appear in the full film, no one is safe. All things considered, Men in Black 3 is a fun, clever and interesting movie that deserves to be given a chance.
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I’ve been crazy busy over the last few weeks with Masters applications, finale assignments and exam preparation, my exams start next week, but don’t be fooled by my recent neglected. I have been keeping an eye out for stuff that truly warranted a break from working and now I’ve found one.
The latest trailer for the upcoming Batman finale has been released by Warner Bros and can now been seen online, check it out below. Since I am currently skiving off studying, I can’t spend as long as I’d like writing about it, but I do want to say a few points that came to mind.
Selina Kyle, Catwoman, seems to be on Batman’s side for a large portion of the movie possibly betraying him; hopefully she’s not just a one-time thief turned pseudo-Robin. She also fears Bane, which may be a reason to betray Batman.
Bane speaks perfectly clear and not muttered.
There is so much more I’d like to get into, but at the moment I don’t have time so please check it out below and leave a comment to discuss.
EA games respond to letter writing campaign complaining about the inclusion of gay and lesbian characters in recent games.
Recently, some EA titles have had the option for characters to engage in same sex relationships, this option was not forced on players they could also choose a member of the opposite sex as a partner. The latest games to offer this choice are Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic, but EA have been giving players this freedom for years with games like The Sims. However, EA have received thousands of letters complaining and even saying that they will boycott EA games if this option is featured in future games.
Luckily, EA have responded by saying that they will not be changing their policy on the matter and have denied claims made by the letter writers that they were pressured into including gay and lesbian characters by ‘extremists’. A lot of the letters came from a group in Florida called the Florida Family Association. It was this group that recently voiced an action against Star Wars: The Old Republic. EA will continue to include gay and lesbian characters and say that the campaign ‘isn’t about protecting children, it’s about political harassment’.
It wasn’t too long ago when being gay was considered a crime. Thankfully we’ve come a long way, but we still have yet to reach equality. One thing I’ve never understood is why children still need to be protected from characters that are gay. It would be extremely hard for a person to live their entire life without ever meeting a gay man or woman, so why not teach kids about it while their minds are still open enough to take it in. Not only are gay characters not included in children’s programming, they are actually removed from shows that come from other, non-English speaking, countries. Through changing dialog in dubbing and editing, or even taking out, scenes the character’s storyline is no longer present. With more and more gay characters being introduced in day time dramas it’s hard to believe that kids won’t see at least one representation of homosexuality on TV, so why is it still taboo for child oriented shows? There are some shows that are aimed at children and have characters that it implies are gay, yet it is never officially clarified.
I’m glad to hear that EA stood by their policies and weren’t intimidated by the campaign against them. Hopefully, by doing so they will send a message to the people behind the letters and maybe some of them will change their minds on the issue. Most probably won’t, but many some will.
What do you think? Would you prefer if EA didn’t feature gay and lesbian characters? Do you think that the letter writers were wrong to take the action in the first place? How do you feel about the whole issue? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment in the section below. Also, don’t forget to follow and click the like button, if you enjoyed this post.
Warner Bros have announced that Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, as well as director Todd Phillips, will all be suffering from yet another hangover, but this will be their last.
A third film in the Hangover series comes as a surprise to no one, but hopefully the films plot will. One of the main criticisms that the second film faced is that it was basically a repackaged version of the first one, but this time is different. Though we don’t know exactly what has changed, Phillips has said that they’re ‘going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter’. Maybe this time they’ll get drunk, do a bunch of crazy stuff, fall asleep, wake up with no knowledge of what’s happened and retrace their steps in order to find a lost friend. Or would that be two similar to the first two? Hopefully the last scene in the series will be them checking in to rehab. Wouldn’t it be crazy if they completely changed genre and ended up drag racing cars or facing a serial killer?
No matter what trouble the wolf pack get into, cinemas will no doubt be filled with fans, possibly tipsy fans that won’t remember the film the next day. Tipsy or not, you can see the film when it stumbles into a theatre near you on the 24th of May 2013. It may seem like a long wait, but there is a great line up of movies to keep cinema goers occupied until then.
What do you think? Are you glad that the cast have returned? Do you like the series? How would you like to see the franchise change? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below. Also, don’t forget to follow and like the like button.
GAME, the UK’s largest video game retailers, have announced plans to enter administration, this comes after suspending the trading of their shares on the London Stock Exchange.
The past few months have been tough on the company, which recently were unable to stoke the game Mass Effect 3, meaning they could not fulfil the prepay orders for the game. However, the problem goes back further than that. Sales have been declining for years, not just in GAME, but other video game retailers too, GameStop went through a similar situation in the US. Why is the number of annual sales falling? It is in part due to the large number of cheaper online alternatives. People can by games from websites and at lower prices.
If you’re buying a game for yourself, there is really no problem going online and finding it as cheap as you can, but if someone that isn’t familiar with games, maybe a parent, wants to buy a game for someone else, then having a place with actually staff that can help is a necessity. There is a market, a niche market, but still a market. Also, having a shop allows for browsing the shelves and finding games you didn’t even know existed. Finds like that aren’t as easy when you have to type in keywords to find a product.
Though it has been questioned recently whether console games will even survive or if they will be destroyed by online games, I think it’s fair to say that this isn’t going to happen anytime soon, but if game shops begin to shut down the possibility becomes a lot more realistic. Despite their announcement, GAME will not be closing all its stores, at least not yet. Some will inevitably close, but hopefully, and this has happened with companies in the past, GAME will manage to survive administration and continue trading.
What do you think? Do you shop in GAME? How would you feel if they closed down stores near you? When were you last in a GAME store? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below. Also, if you like this post, please follow and click the like button.