Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jesse Eisenberg Looks Totally Badass as LEX LUTHOR


When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cast Jesse Eisenberg I was more than a little skeptical about Zack Snyder's decision. Not that Jesse can't pull off a bald look, but I was worried his height and voice might be somewhat of a problem. Thankfully I'm not worried anymore.


After seeing this incredibly badass looking first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, all the skepticism I had faded away. I'm hopeful that Jesse would do a good job as Lex Luthor. Even though height can be an issue, Jesse will pull it off pretty good.
“He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure,” director Zack Snyder told Entertainment Weekly. “Other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course….Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.


(Via: EW)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Awesome Futuristic Homes You’ve Seen in Movies


Even though things like home automation and innovative design are getting us closer and closer to a Jetsons-like future, it’s the futuristic homes we see in movies to which we aspire. We see Tony Stark’s voice-controlled cliffside mansion and technologies with artificial intelligence, wondering how much longer until we’re living in homes that can anticipate and adapt to our every need or desire.

Movies take different approaches to portraying homes of the future. Some show homes that don’t seem that much different from what we live in today while others look like the dwelling of aliens from the other side of the universe. What kind of homes will we be living in five years from now? Ten years from now? Or fifty years from now? Here are some movie homes that might be showing us a glimpse of our own future.

The Penthouse Man Cave from 2003’s Down With Love

 


This rom-com — starring Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger — might have gotten mediocre ratings from the most respected critics, but Down With Love featured some pretty awe-inspiring penthouse architecture. Renée Zellweger’s feminine abode had an incredible spiral staircase with views of New York City that took center stage, but in terms of the living space it’s Ewan McGregor’s penthouse man cave that turns heads.

Designed to be the ultimate home for a 1960s lady-killer, the space has lots of drama and contrast created with the masculine, dark woods, beige carpets, metal and steel-blue accents. You’d be hard-pressed to find an organic, curved line in the space as even the furniture is rectangular and geometric.

The real crème de la crème, however, is the use of built-in gadgetry and home automation tech; throughout the apartment, switches and buttons activate such things as a bar hidden behind the wall, a stereo system that plays music throughout the space, sofas and beds that seem to materialize from the walls or floor, and so on. With an apartment like this, it’s no surprise that he gets the girl in the end.

The Sculptured Sleeper House

 


While this house may look like the type of home that’s too surreal to be anything more than the construct of a director’s imagination, this structure — known as the Sculptured House and first featured in Woody Allen’s 1973 film Sleeper — is totally real, located in the Denver mountains.

The interior shown in the film were actually fabricated sets, but if you’ve seen the movie you’ll probably agree that’s a bit of a relief. The interior of Sculptured House is features lots of white, off-white, and beige, allowing the portrait windows, natural light, and panoramic views of the Colorado mountains take center stage. It recently sold for $1.5 million.

Flynn’s Glowing Safehouse in Tron: Legacy



When you sit and try to think of what futuristic interior design should look like, you’ll probably imagine something similar to that seen in the 2010 science fiction sequel, Tron: Legacy. The safehouse of Kevin Flynn — protagonist of the 1982 original who lives on the edge of a virtual cyberspace called the Grid — features glowing floors, a mixture of neo-Victorian and contemporary furnishings, as well as slate-like, geometrically-carved walls.

The space has a ghost-like, ethereal quality to it and a cold, sterile sort of drama or theatricality. Everything seems to have an otherworldly glow to it, which could be attributed to the prominent LED lights used even in the chandelier. Some of the furnishings like end tables and the dining set appear to be made of glass, ice, or some other transparent material, enhancing their ghost-like attributes to make you wonder if they’re really even there. However, if living in cyber exile means having living space like this, most would be all too willing to pack their bags and move into the Grid.


About the author -:

Dane O'Leary is a full-time freelance writer and design blogger for Modernize.com. He has degrees in psychology and anthropology with additional study in journalism, graphic design, and public relations. Dane is currently working on his debut novel.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1983 Heist Movie ELECTRIC SLIDE Hits Theaters and VOD on April 3rd


Inspired by true events, the movie Electric Slide tells the story of the notorious bank robber Eddie Dodson, also known as New York Yankees Bandit, who went on to rob 72 banks.

The film shows how Eddie goes from being an antiques dealer to robbing banks to pay off his debts with this strange woman he meets accidentally.

Synopsis -:
1983 Los Angeles is full of beautiful girls, luxurious mansions, and glamorous parties. Eddie Dodson (Jim Sturgess), a hip and charismatic dealer of antique furniture for the rich and famous, is living the high life.  
When Eddie meets the cool and aloof Pauline (Isabelle Lucas), the attraction is instant and the two live out each other's fast-paced fantasies until Eddie's high-rolling life catches up with him and loan sharks start knocking on his door. To pay off his debts, Eddie and Pauline begin a spree of bank robberies across LA, charming tellers at over 60 banks to hand over the cash. Now the two are not only on the run from loan sharks but also have the police hot on their trail.
Directed by Tristan Patterson starring Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, 21, One Day), Isabel Lucas (The Pacific, The Water Diviner), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood, CSI : Cyber), and Christopher Lambert (Southland Tales), Electric Slide hits US theaters and Video On Demand on April 3rd.



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Thursday, March 19, 2015

First Terrifying Footage from ATTACK ON TITAN Live-Action Movie


While we are still waiting for the season 2 of the massively popular anime show, the creator Hajime Isayama has teamed up with the director Shinji Higuchi to develop a live-action movie based on the series. And as expected, we get an early live-action look at those human-eating giants, which now looks even more terrifying than it did in the anime.

The footage is extremely short, but it's enough to get an idea about what to expect from this movie. And from the looks of it, the anime seems to be brilliantly transformed into live-action.

For those of you who are not familiar with the show, Attack On Titan is an manga series created by Hajime Isayama. It was later adapted into an anime series, which went on to become quite popular around the world. Season 2 of the series is expected to return in 2016.



Attack On Titan is slated for Summer 2015 release. Check out the official poster after the break.



(Via: YouTube)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pacman and Donkey Kong Invades Earth in new PIXELS Trailer


The first trailer for Adam Sandler's upcoming sci-fi comedy "Pixles" has landed online, giving us a look into a world getting attacked by retro video game characters.

From the looks of the trailer, the movie looks absolutely fantastic. Pacman swallowing firetrucks, Donkey Kong throwing exploding barrels and Peter Dinklage teaming up with Adam Sandler to save the earth, it's a movie all gamers would love to see.
"When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games."

Directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Home Alone), Pixels stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan.

Pixels will hit theaters on July 24th.



(Via: YouTube)

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Joe & Mary's Kid: An Emotional Sci-Fi Short Film About a Robot Kid


Joe and Mary weren't blessed with children and even the attempts for an adoption is not working out. To make his wife happy, Joe takes matter into his own hands and builds a robot to raise it as their son.

This cleverly funny and emotional short film takes on a common family problem in a humorous way, showing the struggle of a family without children.

What I like the most about this short film is its' amazing robot. It's not the life-like robot that we've seen in Hollywood movies, but it's definitely the kind of a robot that we could imagine someone like you or me building in our own house.

Joe & Mary's Kid is a sci-fi short film written and directed by Dan Rosen with Adrian Peckitt as Director of Photography. Check out Adrian's Vimeo channel for more awesome short films like this one.

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TV Review: LAST MAN ON EARTH is a Different Kind of a Comedy


Four episodes down, I'm starting to enjoy this new single-camera FOX comedy. Is it too early to review it as a series? Probably. But, I decided it's worth writing something about this post-apocalyptic comedy series, just to let you guys know that it's worth a watch.

Spoilers Ahead!!


So here's what the show is all about. After a deadly virus kill every human being on earth, the last remaining human Phil Miller (Will Forte) goes from city to city looking for survivors but he fails to find a single living thing on earth. Just when he was about to give up on life, he find another human. Not just a human, but a woman named Carol (Kristen Schaal). Phil haven't been laid since the apocalypse and he has no option but to marry this strange annoying woman to get some action. But soon after getting married, he discovers that Carol is not the only woman left on earth. And also, as it turns out, Phil isn't the only man left on earth. He comes in contact with another man later in the show.

Things get complicated for Phil. He used to live a simple life, flirting with mannequins, drinking with his basketballs and destroying Mustang supercars for fun. Now he's on an important mission to repopulate the earth. And he's stuck with a nut-job of a wife. As you can imagine, it's pretty damn hilarious.


Unlike many other sitcom's and comedy's that forces you to tickle yourself to laugh, Last Man on Earth brings a different style of a comedy that I haven't seen on TV before. Sure, a love triangle sounds a bit cliched but it's not the type of a story you see in chick flicks. Plus the post-apocalyptic background makes it all fun to watch.

If you're stuck between Modern Family and Big Bang Theory, Last Man on Earth will be a great change of pace. The new comedy airs every Sunday 9.30/8.30 central on FOX.



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AGE OF ADALINE Character Posters Show Blake Lively Through the Ages


Lionsgate has released a set of amazing character posters for its upcoming American epic romance fantasy film Age of Adaline, which evolves around a woman who's been able to remain 29 years old for eight decades.

Newly released posters shows the movie's main star, Blake Lively aging through the decades. Well, she doesn't age but changes with the pace. Still the posters are wonderfully beautiful.

Official synopsis -:
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.

Age of Adaline hits theaters on April 24th.












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