This year we got the following Colossus news/stuff:

1.Hasbro X-Men Marvel Legends Wave 2 – Colossus Figure announced.

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Some nice actual pics over at http://marveltoynews.com/

 

2. Tom Whalen Mondo X-Men Pins featuring Colossus:

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3. Funko Dorbz X-Men 3-Pack featuring Colossus:

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Hasbro Marvel Legends Colossus X-Men

A new Colossus figure! In the romper-suit costume. I like the gauntlets though…


While 1996 was a solid year of film – none of the below movies would be on my all time favourites list. Jerry Maguire might make it on if I was thinking of favourite writer/directors (in this case Cameron Crowe). 96′ was also the summer where I went to the movie theatre every week with my best friend Colin – with From Dusk Till Dawn and The Rock kicking off the Summer brilliantly.

10. Trigger Happy (aka Mad Dog Time)

9. The Cable Guy

8. Happy Gilmore

7. Tin Cup

6. Star Trek: First Contact

5. Trainspotting

4. From Dusk Till Dawn

3. The Rock

2. Twister

1. Jerry Maguire

 

Also Watched: ID4, Scream, Fargo, Sleepers, Mission: Impossible, The Birdcage, A Time To Kill, Primal Fear, The English Patient, Striptease, Space Jam, Mars Attacks, Crash, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Kingpin, Stealing Beauty,  Swingers, The Island of Dr Moreau, DragonHeart, The Frighteners, James And The Giant Peach, The Nutty Professor, Escape From LA, Bound, Executive Decision, The Phantom, The People vs Larry Flynt, Bio-Dome, Eraser, The Ghost and the Darkness, Down Periscope, Broken Arrow, Ransom, Chain Reaction, Black Sheep, The Fan, Phenomenon, Daylight, Jingle All The Way, One Fine Day, Last Man Standing, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, The Quest, 2 Days in the Valley, She’s The One, Eddie, Fled,

 

 

Special Feature – Worst Movie of the Year: The Island of Dr Moreau

Special Feature – Best Trailer: Eddie (maybe… at least it was memorable!)

Special Feature – Best Documentary: 

Special Feature – Best soundtrack: Mission: Impossible

Special Feature – Premise War: “Golf” Tin Cup vs Happy Gilmore

 

 


Funko Phantom

21Aug15

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Mine!


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Colossus looks AWESOME!!! Click to embiggen!

 

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Empire magazine has posted a trailer breakdown with Director Tim Miller and there is a nice titbit of info on page 2:

Tim Miller:

He should be this monstrous guy, and they actually let me make him seven-and-a-half feet tall. I did actually call Daniel Cudmore to ask him if he wanted to do this, even though he’d be entirely CG the whole time. He was very nice about it. He was like, ‘I appreciate your offering, but nah.'”

Deadpool Red Band Trailer:

Looking forward to this!


Colossus returns to the big screen in Deadpool – the official trailer was shown last night at the San Diego Comic Con and featured our favorite hero about half-way through. (Various versions on youtube.com, though Fox are on the case taking them down so no promises)

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Unfortunately Daniel Cudmore has stepped aside, instead we have a mo-cap-ed Andre Tricoteux in the role – though if we dont get to see a powered down Piotr Rasputin you can see why they would go for someone less well known and probably significantly cheaper.

(Fun fact: Cudmore and Tricoteux are both slated to appear in Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie next year)

Deadpool hits theaters in February 2016.


James Horner

23Jun15

As I am sure you’ve heard James Horner died yesterday. A hugely successful film composer he is perhaps best know for his work on Braveheart, Avatar and Titanic.

However his best work, in my opinion, is the score for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

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“Khan” is still, and perhaps always will be, the best of Trek. And a big part of that success was the music. Go listen.

RIP James Horner.

Image from: http://startreksoundtracks.com/tos/st2-fsm.html


This was one of the hardest years to rank. It was a weak year for franchise pictures – most notably the Star Trek sequel seemed to destroy any good will I had for it after the hughly enjoyable reboot. Into Darkness disappointingly seemed to break the greater Star Trek universe while pathetically recycling story and dialogue from better movies. Iron Man 3 was poor; Fast & Furious 6 wasnt as good as 5, though was still better than 1, 2, 4 and indeed 7; none of the sequels to Kick-Ass, Hunger Games, Hobbit, Thor or Die Hard managed to add anything to their franchises.

10. Star Trek Into Darkness

I hate what this movie did and represents. It’s an extremely poor sequel to the mostly excellent reboot. Yet. It’s Star Trek. It’s the characters that I love. It’s looks lovely. Of all the movies on the list I will revisit this more than most. However. It disappoints me that despite a successful reboot, and all new, unpredictable timeline that they went back to the well and tried to retell the Khan story (much, much less successfully than TWOK). This was a missed opportunity.

09. We’re The Millars

Genuinely funny – some laugh out loud moments.

08. Rush
07. Pain & Gain
06. Evil Dead
05. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
04. Man Of Steel
03. Delivery Man
Vince Vaughn. You either love him or hate him. Whichever side you are on – I think you should watch this. There is some decent, genuine acting in here. It’s a funny, heart-felt story about family.

02. Lone Survivor

01. About Time
Richard Curtis inserts time travel into a rom-com. This ain’t no sci-fi movie – the time travel element is full of plot holes — best to just ignore the intricacies and roll with the rom-com side of the plot. Which is obviously the objective. Domhnall Gleeson takes the mantle from Hugh Grant as Curtis’ self-effacing lead — with an amazingly similar sounding voice over.  Bill Nighy and Tom Hollander steal every scene they are in. It’s lovely.

Special Feature – Also Watched: Iron Man 3, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Thor: The Dark World, Fast & Furious 6, Now You See Me, Snowpiercer, Kick-Ass 2, Oldboy, 12 Years A Slave, The Hobbit, Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down, The Conjuring, We’re the Millars, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Star Trek Into Darkness, Dallas Buyers Club, Oblivion, Pacific Rim, The Wolverine, World War Z, This Is The End, Gravity, The Heat, The World’s End, The Internship, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Escape Plan, The Lone Ranger, Riddick, Captain Phillips, 2 Guns, The Hangover Part III, The Host, The Family, Identity Thief, 42, R.I.P.D., Filth, Trance, The Last Stand, Blue Ruin, A Good Day To Die Hard, Jack The Giant Slayer, 21 & Over, The Call, The Frozen Ground, Parker, Dead Man Down, The Colony, Snitch, Parkland, VHS2, The Numbers Station, Alan Partidge: Alpha Papa, The Last Exorcism Part II,

Special Feature – Worst Movies: Snowpiercer, The Hobbit, Only God Forgives, Filth

Special Feature – Best Documentaries: The Class of ’92

Special Feature – Premise War: “Die Hard In The White House” Olympus Has Fallen Vs White House Down


It’s weird looking at all the films you’ve seen in a year and picking ten. Neither Avengers or TDKR made my top ten… Avengers was just vapid nonsense and in my opinion Bane (and his voice) was the only thing worth watching in The Dark Knight Rises… it’s too long, political and a bit silly (they managed to fuck up Catwoman). Peter Jackson managed to fuck up The Hobbit by making one short book into three movies and shooting it at 40 fps making it look fake. That said my list is somewhat eclectic…

10. Fat Kid Rules The World
09. Jack Reacher

This is the most surprising movie on my list because I didn’t much like the movie the first time round. I am no fan of McQuarrie which is probably grossly unfair but I do not like The Way Of The Gun or Valkyrie). But I found myself checking Reacher out again on Netflix and found it somewhat memorizing – Tom Cruise, and especially Rosamond Pike are infinitely watchable. And for some reason the whole silly affair works.

08. Sleepwalk With Me
Mike Birbiglia is a funny guy. The movie isn’t all that funny mind you – it’s good and humorous – but it’s strength is found in Mike’s honest performance. If you want to see funny check out his My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend set. It’s unlike any other comic you’ll see.

07. Flight

06. Lockout

05. Wreck-It Ralph

04. Pitch Perfect
Ridiculously enjoyable movie about singing. No apologies for rating it this high.

03. Battleship
Apologies maybe needed here. Peter Berg makes a silly movie about a board game; but it’s a entertaining romp into action sci-fi genre with a better than received performance from Taylor Kitsch. I still think it should have been a full on Friday Night Lights reunion movie with Kyle Chandler in for Liam Neeson and one of the girls (Minka Kelly/Aimee Teegarden/Adrianne Palicki) in for Brooklyn Deckards role. That would be genius!

02. Skyfall
Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007 manages to reset the reboot back to the beginning. Which is no mean feat when you are 23 movies in… It is probably the best looking Bond film ever shot (Oscar winner Roger Deakins working the camera) and Adele’s song is one of the best in the series.

01. Dredd
The best comic book movie ever made.

Also Watched: Avengers, Magic Mike, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games, Django Unchained, Sinister, The Hobbit, Prometheus, 21 Jump Street, Ted, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Cabin In The Woods, Snow White and The Huntsman, Looper, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, John Carter, This Means War, Project X, The Bourne Legacy, Total Recall, Life Of Pi, American Reunion, Here Comes The Boom, Safe House, Safety Not Guaranteed, VHS, Would You Rather, Pirhanna 3DD, Contraband, Premium Rush, Get The Gringo, Bullet To The Head, The ABCs of Death, Paranormal Activity 4, Compliance, The Expatriate, The Devil Inside, The Factory, ATM,

Worst Movie: Men In Black III, The Hobbit

Special Feature – Best Documentary: Indie Game: The Movie (this is an unbelievably good film)

Special Feature – Best Trailer: Ted (Red Band Trailer)

Special Feature – Best Soundtracks/Scores: Dredd, Skyfall, Pitch Perfect




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