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In this issue: A tough job interview in "Pacific Rim," the "Terminator" is back-ish, Orson ain't invited, and much more!
HUMAN ON HUMAN FISTICUFFS!
The humans don't just fight kaiju in "Pacific Rim," they get into with each other in this exclusive clip from MTV News.
I'LL BE BACK?
The fifth "Terminator" movie will be a reboot and will (wait for it) kick off a new TRILOGY of movies. I know right? When does that ever happen these days? Not sure about Arnie though. From the official press release:
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, “TERMINATOR” will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”) are attached to write the screenplay.
Here's what Chucky looks like in the new "Curse of Chucky" flick. The reboot(?) hits Blu-ray and DVD this fall.
Devin Faraci at Badass Digest wonders where our movie heroes have gone:
Taking a square jawed good guy seriously is way harder than poking fun at him and letting the air out of his persona (something The Lone Ranger insists on doing right up to the very last shot of the main character). I tend to wonder if there’s something in the anti-elitist zeitgeist that plays into this; where in the 1950s heroes would be scientists and experts, today they tend to be average joes who just sort of stumbled into a situation without any particular expertise. The new Lone Ranger is a lawyer who has no place wielding a gun, the new Superman is a guy who has spent his life tamping down what makes him special, the new Kirk is a snot-nosed punk who takes two movies to get to a place where he's not completely out of his depth. We live in the Age of the Amateur, when people without college degrees feel secure debunking global warming, and that sort of stooge-on-the-street quality is what they want to see in their heroes. They don’t want to go to a movie, clutching a 64oz soda and a popcorn with extra butter, and be reminded that they can be better. They want to be assured that, should the situation arise, they’d do just as well as Superman.
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE SEXES!
Grant Morrison dishes on his "Wonder Woman: Earth One" graphic novel:
It’s not a comic about superheroes punching each other. It’s about the sexes and how we feel about one another, and what a society of women cut off from the rest of the world for 3,000 years might look like, and what kind of sexuality, what kind of philosophy, what kind of science would that have developed, and how would that impact our world if it actually suddenly became apparent that these women existed. So for me, that was always the original Wonder Woman story, but when you hear it retold, there’s a lot of potential in there to talk about the way we live today and the way the sexes view one another, especially in an age when pornography has become so ubiquitous, to go back to this sort of strange eroticism that Martson had. I think it is a really interesting way to talk about the issues we have in the world today.
ORSON SCOTT CANNED!
The "Ender's Game" writer will not be at the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the movie adaptation of his famous novel, nor was he mentioned in the press release annoucing Comic-Con plans (except for a bit at the very end). In light of recent event, that's probably for the best.
CALL ME KHALEESI!
146 babies in the U.S. were named Khaleesi, after Daenerys' title of "queen" in Dothraki on "Game of Thrones." I really don't have anything snarky to say about this, it's a pretty nice name.
'Til tomorrow, gang!