Tag Archives: Editors’ Picks

Dragneto – X-Men: First Class deleted scene

This scene from X-Men: First Class was deleted, which is a shame as it would have added to the more light hearted moments between Charles and Eric. Perhaps Michael Fassbender didn’t like the idea of appearing in drag? Never mind, you can see what all the fuss is about before X-Men: First Class hits the shelves.

“You’ve never looked more beautiful, darling.”

Robots of Brixton

Marking the thirtieth anniversary of the Brixton riots of 1981, filmmaker Kibwe Tavares created the below video short Robots of Brixton.

Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce – robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline.

The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.

I barely remember the Brixton riots, but those years and with the subsequent Tottenham riots of 1986, were not the best of times in London’s modern history.

NSFW: True Blood “Method Shapeshifting”

OMG! True Blood‘s “not so little Tommy Mickens” (Marshall Allan) gets his bits out for this Funny or Die skit with co-star Janina Gavankar who plays Sam’s new love interest and shapeshifter, Luna Garza. Marshall Allan takes method acting to a whole new level as he and Janina Gavankar shoot their first True Blood scene together.

The only thing I can say is DAMN YOU PIXELATIONS!!! I wonder if there’s an unedited version out there…?

Method Shapeshifting with Marshall Allman from Janina Gavankar

Transformers 3: Master Class trailer

A lot of people don’t like Michael Bay and his films. However if you take good look at the list of films he’s either directed or produced, you can’t deny that most of them have made a lot of money which equals to a lot of ticket sales – Miami Vice (TV series), Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon, Mystery Men, Coyote Ugly, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys II, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Island, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, The Hitcher, Transformers, The Unborn, Friday the 13th, Horsemen, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, A Nightmare on Elm Street, I Am Number Four and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, all Michael Bay.

The Monocular Group have put together this funny video on what makes Michael Bay and his films so special.

What is art? Is it defined by a stringent set of rules and regulations or can each be a master of their own medium? Complaining about the absence of gravitas in a film like Con Air is the same as looking at a work of Miro and saying “That sucks, it’s all squiggly!”. Every artist has their strengths and styles.

In other words… Terrence Malick couldn’t direct a movie about exploding robots to save his life… and if he did, it’d probably take 40 years.

So pull your head out of your ass, sit down, shut up, and eat your awesome.

The thing about critics is just that, they criticise. Whereas the normal cinema goer just wants to escape real life for a few hours and be entertained, a lot of critics hate the summer blockbuster. Yes Michael Bay films have poor character, plot and script development, but you can’t deny the beautiful visuals and CGI he uses…

Rotting Hill – A RomZomCom

Even the undead can find true love while the zombie apocalypse rages. Nothing says “I love you” more than a box of human hearts!

A crew of film students at New Zealand’s Media Design School created the four minute short Rotting Hill, features 22 gruesome digital effects shots from the Graduate Diploma of Advanced 3D Productions. Directed by James Cunningham and written by Guy Hamling, Rotting Hill is a hilarious, yet sweet tale of zombie love.

Rotting Hill from Media Design School on Vimeo.

George Lucas Strikes Back

George Lucas Strikes Back is a very funny trailer which reveals what really happened to Lucas between Episodes VI and I. There are plenty of jokes, such as who shot first and Lucas hating Jar Jar Binks. Strangely, there’s even a huge nod to Oldboy!

Directors Bridge Stuart and Mike Litzenberg are to be applauded for their original take on how we ended up with those lousy Star Wars prequels.

Eliza Dushku “Everlasting” tribute song

YouTube and Twitter user BartleBy182 asked us to check out their tribute song to Eliza Dushku. Titled “Everlasting Eliza“, French pop-punk band Mutants Love Chickens song of unrequited love  for Eliza is a fun tribute with references to her TV and movie appearances. Lyrics are below the video.

Lyrics

First time we met, I was about 12 and I didn’t notice you
But then I saw you later, kicking some undead you were looking so much better
It’s always the same, I’m waiting for you and you’re always on time
Right behind the screen, you’ll never see me

And I know you’re a thousand miles from my bedroom
You’re sleeping with the luckiest guy ever
And I know you’ll never hear about that song
Cause I’m no Schwarzenegger… you can call me loser

Forget about your stake because I don’t bite
Well, not that much
But don’t ask me to go camping in West Virginia
Being eaten does suck!

And I know you’re a thousand miles from my bedroom
You’re sleeping with the luckiest guy ever
And I know you’ll never hear about that song
Cause I’m no Ben Stiller… you can call me loser

Everlasting Eliza, you’re my American Dream
You’ll never see me but I’ll be watching your back,
So won’t you let me be… the New Guy in your life?

Whether you’re a cheerleader or a slayer,
It doesn’t matter
You know you’ll always be my
Favorite undertaker

And I know you’re a thousand miles from my bedroom
You’re sleeping with the luckiest guy ever
And I know you’ll never hear about that song
Cause I’m no Steven Spielberg… you can call me loser

Everlasting Eliza, you’re my American Dream
You’ll never see me, but I’ll be watching your back,
So won’t you let me be… the New Guy in your life?

MLC was formed in October, 2005, and started playing shows in Noumea’s pubs and other places ever since then. As a simple pop-punk band, we just try and have fun playing our songs and sharing them with any music-lover. Our first full-length album has just started to hit the New Caledonia stores.