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Keanu Reeves’ “John Wick” Interview

Click on the video below to see JoBlo’s interview with Keanu Reeves John Wick  interview!

Charlie Rose Interviews the “Gone Girl” Key Players

Gone Girl  is an excellent movie.  Well written, well cast and well directed.

Charlie Rose conducts a worthy interview with the key players  –  Gillian Flynn [screenplay], David Fincher [director], and stars Ben Affleck and  Rosamund Pike [co-stars].

Movie Easter Eggs: X Marks the Kill

One of the great reoccurring treats at JoBlo.com is Movie Easter Eggs.  Movie Easter Eggs are hidden messages, jokes and nods to other films that are hidden within a movie.

One of the Movie Easter Eggs covered this week is that in the movie The Departed.  Director Martin Scorsese

…paid tribute to Howard Hawks’ original 1932 version of SCARFACE in which the director included a bunch of Xs in scenes to imply that a character was going to end up dead.

You can see the X’s in The Departed  scenes.  Click over and you can see the X’s in Scarface  as well as Movie Easter Eggs for Kill Bill,  Die Hard with a Vengeance,  The Simpson’s Movie  and Back to the Future.

“Night of the Living Dead” Prequel Moving Forward with George Romero’s Blessing

Cameron Romero [George Romero's son] has started a Indiegogo to prime the well to get his zombie movie Origins  financed.

The movie has his dad’s blessing and the elder Romero will serve as an executive producer of the film which will be a prequel to Night of the Living Dead.

I like the idea that Cameron has taken up the mantle and plans to carry on the Romero zombie tradition.

Really Rare “Star Wars” Items

I’m not a big Star Wars  fan, but I was happy to see the original Howard Chaykin art created [but never issued to theaters] for the first Star Wars  poster.

Star Wars  fans will probably be more excited to see original Star Wars  storyboards, a test bust of Han Solo in carbonite, an autographed fourth draft Star Wars  script by George Lucas when Luke’s last name was still Starkiller and more.  They can by simply clicking over to Gizmodo.

Actual Footage from the Great Martian War!

The photos above and below are stills from the Great Martian War.

What?  You’ve never heard of the Great Martian War?  The you should check out this actual footage taken nearly 100 years ago.

Directed by Christian Johnson and Steve Maher.

Glen Campbell’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – One of the Saddest Songs Ever

Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease a few years ago.  Campbell faced it bravely and decided on one last tour while he was still able.  Now word is that Campbell in the final stages of the disease and “has been moved to 24-hour care.”

Campbell’s record label has released his final studio recording.  Knowing Campbell’s condition makes it one of the saddest songs I’ve ever heard.

 

Source: Bits and Pieces.

Mike Mahle’s James Bond Movie Posters

If you like this From Russia With Love  poster by Mike Mahle, you’ll probably enjoy checking out Mahle’s other James Bond posters.

Source: Brian Michael Bendis.

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

“Did you know that the average person spends four years of his life looking down at his cell phone?…

Kinda ironic ain’t it, how these touch screens can make us lose touch…”

I wonder… Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

Vin Diesel’s “Multi-Facial”

Even if you’re a huge Vin Diesel fan there’s a good chance that you’ve never seen Multi-Facial  the short film that Diesel wrote, directed and starred in back in 1995.

Fear now more.

You can now see Multi-Facial  through the embed below.  Be advised that it contains some inappropriate language.

Mike Torrance Takes Us “Over the Top”

Today Mike Torrance aka The Krayola Kidd takes us Over the Top!

Over the coming weeks/months I’ll be posting more of Mike’s sketch card commissions.  My goal is to eventually get a card for every character Sly has played.  We’re well on our way!

You can see more of Mike’s art at his Deviant Art siteMike is available for commissions and his prices are very reasonable.

 

Cooke Ushers in King Features Greatest Heroes!

The Phantom  art above is just one of five new Darwyn Cooke covers that appear on IDW’s first issues for the return of King Features greatest comic strip heroes.

Each hero will appear in his own five issue mini-series with the creative talent of…

  •  Flash Gordon will be written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, with art by Lee Ferguson.
  • Mandrake the Magician  will be written by Roger Langridge with art by Jeremy Treece. [Congrats Jeremy!]
  • Prince Valiant  will be written by Nate Cosby with art by Ron Salas. [Congrats Ron!]
  • The Phantom  will be written by Brian Clevenger with art by Brent Schoonover.
  • Jungle Jim  will be written by Paul Tobin with art by Sandy Jerrel.

 

Sources: ICV2 and Almost Darwyn Cooke.

41 Things We Learned from the “Dracula” Commentary

Kevin Carr at Film School Rejects provides 41 Things We Learned from the Dracula  commentary.

Here are five of my favorites…

16. Dracula’s infamous line “I never drink wine” was not in the book or the stage play. However, after it became popular from the film, it was added to the dialogue of the stage play.

20. Several scenes in the script described fangs for Dracula, however Lugosi never wears them. Even though the Count in Nosferatu had fangs, the vampires from the early Universal films did not have them.

25. Originally, Stoker planned to call the title character Count Vampyr. However, he stumbled upon the history of Vlad Tepis and his name Dracula (meaning “son of the Devil”).

32. The shot of Renfield crawling at the fainted maid is not as sexual or violent as it first appears. In fact, he is trying to catch a fly that has landed on her. This was edited out of the English-language version but left in the Spanish-language one.

34. Originally, Lugosi was not considered for the role in the film. Trade papers suggested Conrad Veidt (the sleepwalker in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari). The studio wanted Lon Chaney, and they ended up offering him a three-picture deal which included a talkie sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. However, Chaney died before this could be done. After several other considerations, Lugosi got the role with a $500 per week salary.

New “Escape from New York” Comic Series Coming Soon

If you’re a fan of Escape from New York  or you’re diggin’ this cover [I qualify on both counts] then you’ll probably want to pre-order the new Escape from New York  comic series coming from Boom! Studios. [I am.]