24 November 2012 Eric Kwun | Posted in: For F%ck's Sake

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Hey minions. Just wanted to drop in to tell you that I will be taking a small break. My wife gave birth to our first child and I will be taking some time off to teach him the ways of the Dark Side. I may drop in once in a while to put up something new here and there.

You can still follow me via Twitter at @geektrooper or on the iGT Facebook page. Geektrooper, OUT!

[credit: Art from Vader and Son by Jeffery Brown]

THOR

This is it for me this week minions. I’m going to go enjoy the long weekend and stuff my face with Thanksgiving Ewok and drink heavy amounts of scotch. I suggest you do the same before you go out and make Black Friday purchases that you will regret the next day. Also, make sure that on Thanksgiving, you give thanks for your great family, friends, and of course, Darth Vader.

Have a great Thanksgiving minions. – geektrooper

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of those special celebrities. The pro-wrestling star and actor has been well known for his generosity and love for his fans. Unlike a lot of actors who keep their fans at arm’s length, The Rock always embraces his loyal fans with his Mack truck sized arms. Today, The Rock helped the dreams of two of his fans come true. Working with Make-a-Wish Foundation and Starlight Children’s Foundation, The Rock surprised Carl and Jack with an appearance. What’s even cooler was that he was decked out in his Luke Hobbs costume from Fast and the Furious 6! Mr. Johnson. You sir, are a gentleman (who has the ability to pulverize my head).

Hit the jump and prepare to say “awwwwwww!”

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My favorite comic artist of all time is J. Scott Campbell. I have worshiped the man ever since the day I bought my first issue of Gen 13. That’s probably why I fell off my seat when I saw Callie Cosplay’s tribute to one of J. Scott Campbell’s best work, the “Black Cat cover” from The Amazing Spider-Man #607. I have to say that Callie did an purr-fect job in bringing J. Scott Campbell’s amazing art to reality. Yeah, I know. That was corny. Sorry.

Hit the jump and check out the pic!

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jackthegiantslayer

Another fairy tale. Another retelling. The long awaited full trailer for director Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer (previously known as Jack the Giant Killer) is finally out and I have to say that I’m a bit underwhelmed. Singer, known for his extraordinaire storytelling in films such as The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, X-Men, and X2 takes a whack into retelling a classic fairy tale with a twist. While we have got used to visual epic fairy tales such as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Rupert SandersSnow White and the Huntsman, Jack the Giant Slayer seems a bit visually cheap. Considering this is a problem that Hollywood has been arguing over Peter Jackson’s advocacy for HFR Tech (high frame rate technology), it is odd that Jack the Giant Slayer suffers from the same effects of HFR Tech without actually filming using HFR Tech. While the special effects and animation by Weta Digital and Digital Domain is crisp and dynamic, the rest of the real-life footage of the actors and costumes seems “too realistic” and you lose the “fictional authenticity” of the costumes, the actors, and the environment in the film. What’s really alarming is the fact that Jack the Giant Slayer was pushed back for almost a full year and while we thought that an additional eight months would have been enough time to polish the film to pristine shape, we end up with a trailer for a film that features a world that we have a difficult time diving into visually. I’m hoping that the end product will be much better than what we just watched and hopefully Singer’s signature storytelling will offset the weak visuals.

Jack the Giant Slayer stars Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, and Eleanor Tomlinson and schedule to drop on March 1st, 2013. Hit the jump and check out the trailer.

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Ohhhhhhhhh boy, here we go again. Recently, Disney and Lucasfilm has already confirmed that Academy Award winning screenwriter, Michael Arndt will be penning the script for Episode VII. Now, there is word that Disney has hired screenwriter, director, and producer Lawrence Kasdan and screenwriter Simon Kinberg to write and produce Episode VIII and Episode IX. Disney has already expressed their determination to produce a Star Wars film ever 2-3 years and it seems that while Episode VII is the biggest priority at Lucasfilm, they are more than willing to look even further into the future and get ready for the two films after that. Considering there is already a treatment by George Lucas and Michael Arndt that already lays out the foundation for the trilogy, these two experienced writers should have no problem immersing themselves into the Star Wars universe. If you aren’t too familiar with Lawrence Kasdan or Simon Kinberg, here are some of the films that they was written and produced.

Lawrence Kasdan
Screenplay credits: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dreamcatcher, Wyatt Earp

Simon Kinberg
Screenplay credits: Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes (2009), X-Men: Days of the Future Past (2014)
Producer credits:  X-Men: First Class, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Elysium (2013)

It is safe to say that these gentlemen has had some experience and great success with big film franchises and blockbusters. However, it is also well known that these two have written and produce some very weak films. Kasdan shares the blame for the failure of Wyatt Earp and Dreamcatcher while Kinberg was responsible for terrible films such as  xXx: State of the Union, X-Men: United, Jumper, and This Means War. Even though their resume is full of hit and misses, these two men are great choices for Episode VIII and IX. Kasdan is already considered Star Wars royalty among fans for his work on Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and Kinberg has produced some amazing work on X-Men: First Class and Sherlock Holmes. Hopefully, these two men will be working together on Episode VII and IX. With the combination of Kinberg’s fresh ideas and Kasdan’s experience in the Star Wars universe, these two men should be able to produce two great scripts.

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What were you doing when you were 13 years old? Kicking rocks and wreaking havoc in your neighborhood? Well, 13 year old fanatic of The Walking Dead, Nick Mastrangelo AKA Maverick Animation decided to create an bitchin’ animated tribute to his favorite character, Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus). I have to say that my jaw dropped to the floor when I watched this video.

I’m in middle school, and I want to become an Animation filmmaker. I love sci fi films! I hope all of you enjoy my animation music video inspired by Norman Reedus’ character “Daryl Dixon” of The Walking Dead tv show on AMC. I hope you like the music too!

This awesome was also given mad love by The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman via Twitter. I already watched his video about five times now and I have to say that it is near perfection. Nick, your crazy animated tribute is worthy of the baddest redneck in the Walking Dead universe.

Hit the jump and check out Nick’s video of awesomeness.

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