Daily Archives: December 21, 2010

THE BROTHERS MARIO KICK SOME GOOMBA ASS

I stumbled upon this video on Facebook and I thought I’d share it because it. is. AWESOME!! Its a machinima created by a duo who call themselves The Country Club. The Club — aka Nathan Kitada and Aaron T. Umedani) have a channel on YouTube filled with their pretty cool short films, including a parody of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and a three minute long fight scene they call “The Initiation”, both worth checking out. With “The Brothers Mario”, Kitada and Umedani have essentially made a four-minute long CGI “trailer” for a sadly non-existent Scarface-style gangster movie that recasts Mario, Luigi, Peach, et al as underworld mafioso types battling it out on the mean streets of some major city. Love Toad as a do-ragged, rocket-launcher toting hip-hop thug.)

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“YOUR HIGHNESS” = BEST MOVIE EVER

OH. MY. GOD. It’s rare when I come across a film that immediately looks like one I’ll buy on DVD the day it hits, watch it with friends at least once a month, and endlessly quote dialogue from, but Your Highness is one of them. Written by Danny MacBride and directed by his Eastbound & Down partner in crime David Gordon Green, this flick looks like a completely insane stoner version of The Princess Bride, or Lord of the Rings meets The Pineapple Express.

Your Highness looks like it has it all: Creepy wizards shooting lightning, epic quests, swords and armor, multi-headed dragons, pot-smoking Yoda-like creatures, and Natalie Portman looking drop dead amazing in nothing but a thong. All this, plus the super-dreamy Zooey Deschanel sporting massive cleavage in a medieval corset. Incredible. I’m stunned that a Hollywood studio greenlighted a movie like this, but I’m so glad they did because it looks like a boatload of fun. Look for it in theaters on April 8, 2011.

Ed. Note – This is the R-Rated red band trailer, if you want to see the wussy safe trailer click here.

ROBOTS GO ROCKY IN “REAL STEEL” TRAILER

J.J. Abrams’ production company is called Bad Robot. Abrams has nothing at all to do with next year’s boxing-robot drama Real Steel, I just thought the name sounded like a perfect fit for this Dreamworks Pictures futuristic-pugilist flick slated for an October 2011 release because a) it’s about robots and b) looks like it has the immense potential to be bad. Decide for yourself with the trailer below: Read the rest of this entry

BSG: “BLOOD & CHROME” CONCEPT ART

When the Sci-Fi Channel announced they were developing a remake of Battlestar Galactica back in 2003, I laughed it off. BSG was a cheesey Star Wars rip-off that I enjoyed as a very young child in the late 1970’s, and I simply couldn’t see how it could be cool. I was dead wrong though, as the Battlestar Galactica miniseries in 2004 delivered some brutal, dark, and compelling television; eventually spawning an ongoing series that had me riveted until the finale two years ago.

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LUKE SKYWALKER: FASHION MODEL!

This brilliant video by PistolShrimps had me laughing to the point of tears. Amazingly well done and hilarious. You’ll never watch the scene of Luke staring off into the twin sunset on Tatooine ever again.

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