14 December 2010 Eric Kwun | Posted in: geektube


“mermaids, zombies, and blackbeard…”

Yesterday, at the peak of the morning at Disneyland, guests were invited before the park opens to check out the premiere of the trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 3D. A little over 500 guests got a chance to check out the trailer. For those of you busy at work like me or just didn’t know, Disney has released the trailer after the premiere online for you viewing. I have to admit that I was very skeptical about a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but after watching the trailer, the mood is darker and seems more interesting that the last two installments in the series.

In this action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), and he’s not sure if it’s love–or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

Of course the “sex” factor is missing with Kira Knightly not being in this movie, but the exotic Penelope Cruz is very fun to watch. Plus, she is smoking hawt in her costume. Hit the jump to check out the official trailer for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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Ladies… if you had any plans to audition for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, get ready to jump and run. Disney has issued a notice to the casting team that no actresses with enhanced breasts will be allowed to be cast in Pirates 4. The filmmakers have issued a casting call for:
“beautiful female fit models. Must be 5ft7in-5ft8in, size 4 or 6, no bigger or smaller. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body.
Must have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants.” .
They have also warned any actresses that are going to try to lie about their “fake boobs” that all actresses will be subject to “show and tell” day which will presumably included a “Hollywood jiggle test” and jogging. As much as these so-called tests sound like a sexual harassment lawsuit in the making, these tests are necessary to determine the authenticity of an actress’ “goods” based on the way it reacts (did someone say bouncy, bouncy?) to specific action movements.

A former casting agent from a previous Pirates movie sheds light on why this ban on enhanced breasts is in place.
“In the last movie, there were enhanced breasts to give that 18th-century whorish look, and men were pretty well padded too, and no one worried,” a former casting agent said. “But times are changing, and the audience can spot false breasts.”
Even Keira Knightley, who played Elizabeth Swan in the previous three installments of Pirates has admitted that she spent over 45 minutes a day in the make up department just to enhance the look of her cleavage in the movies. Everything from strategically placed air brushing and padding was necessary for the cleavage she sported in the movies (see above pix…). Maybe the casting of Penelope Cruz as the new love interest of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) had more to do with her natural boobies (I love that word) than her ability to act and win Academy Awards.

The only question I have regarding this whole issue about fake boobies (there’s that word again…) is… How do I become a casting directors for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides? I am willing to deal with the pain in the neck that will definitely come with the job. I’m just dedicated like that. /drool

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15 December 2009 Eric Kwun | Posted in: geektube


Yo ho! Yo ho! A Sackboy’s life for me!

If you are a giant fan of pirates and Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet, that you are going to be very happy about a new DLC that will be dropping on December 22nd, 2009. Coming to wreak havoc on Sackboy’s universe will be the Captain Jack Sparrow and gang of Pirates of the Caribbean. The Pirates of the Caribbean Premium Level Kit will include a host of new costumes such as Sparrow, Barbosa, and Will Turner. On top of the new costumes goodness will be new PotC themed maps, trophies, and baddies.

Weigh Anchors and hoist the mainsail, we’re setting sail for the Caribbean. Rumours say that the fearsome Davy Jones and his mighty Kraken have come to LittleBigPlanet to wreak havoc and claim some sack folk to serve as Davy’s Crew. Once again, it’s going to fall to Sackboy to locate the only ship on LittleBigPlanet that has any chance of sending him back to the bottom of the sea.

After looking at the new screenshots and artwork for the new DLC, the new Sackboy costumes look incredibly cute and the integration of the Pirates universe to LBP is quite adorable. It almost feels like a LBP version of Monkey Island. My personal favorite has to be the new Will Turner costume. His little ‘stache and goatee makes him look like V from V for Vendetta. Looking at the screenshots makes me thirsty for some rum.

Hit the jump to see more screenshots, and video, and info about the new DLC!

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