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“My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories” Mel Gibson ominously narrated at the beginning of the cult classic “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.” Memories are all we have of Mel Gibson as Mad Max because Tom Hardy is starring in the upcoming sequel entitled “Fury Road.”

Fans have been waiting 30 years for a new addition to the popular 80’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi series. All the waiting has not been in vain because there are plans for an additional three sequels after “Fury Road.” According to Tom Hardy, who stars as the new Max, he is locked in his role but future sequels depend on the box office success of “Fury Road.” This is standard Hollywood procedure – lock the movie star into a long term contract to stabilize future projects. Therefore, diehard fans can increase the likelihood of more sequels by supporting the movie at the box office.

Positive buzz is increasing as more footage of the upcoming film is released (see Fans like Sergio Cortes are excited about which direction George Miller, the original Mad Max director, will take the film. In addition to this, Charlize Theron fans are excited about her role as the mysterious woman Furiousa. This is one movie you don’t want to miss.

Toho Readies New Godzilla Film

Anyone who thought Godzilla: Final Wars was going to be the last Toho Godzilla movie just doesn’t know movie history. About a decade before Final Wars was released, Godzilla vs. Destroyah was portrayed as the “last” Godzilla movie. Now, Toho is moving forward with a 2016 Godzilla film. What is very surprising here is Warner Bros. is making its own sequel to the American reboot of Godzilla. Is there room enough for two different Godzilla films? The answer is a huge and loud “Of course!”

Godzilla is one of the most iconic pop culture/sci-fi characters. Sure, the radioactive dinosaur had some ups and downs. The early 1970’s saw a painful decline in terms of both quality and box office. The reboot of the series in the 1980’s and 1990’s never took off in the U.S. after the domestic flop of Godzilla 1985. The first American version was a dud.

And then came Toho’s reboot in the 2000’s, which was a huge hit. Godzilla 2000 was a surprise limited release hit in the U.S.A. and the new films in the series did well in Japan and also on U.S. DVD.

Likely, the franchise made most of its money with toys and video games, as Dr Jennifer Walden along with others will point out. As long as the franchise is pulling in money somehow, it will continue. The first film appeared in 1954 and the franchise is going to be around in 2054. Count on it.

Live Action Play-Doh Movie Green-lit by Fox

Hollywood must definitely be running out of ideas. Fox has recently greenlit a “Play-Doh” movie. It is not an uncommon practice to adapt films from alternate source materials such as comic books, novels, and TV shows. Even toy lines have been adapted to TV shows and the big screen. Among the common adapted movies are Batman, Transformers, G.I. Joe.

As of right now, 20th Century Fox is in the final stages of a deal with Hasbro for a film based on Play-Doh. The idea of a Play-Doh could cause one to snicker. There is no backstory or mythology to the toy line, much to the dismay of Bernardo Chua. It is basically a form of clay that people use to sculpt whatever figure they use. So it is going to be interesting what direction they take with the film based on the toyline.

The film is going to be directed by Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids. Even though this is a talented director, there is so much that could be done with this type of movie. Creating a hit out of this toy line is a long shot.

Zoolander Makes an Appearance on the Runway at Valentino’s Show

Derek Zoolander and Hansel are back! According to the story on The Daily Mail today, actors Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson showed up to walk the catwalk on the runway as their supermodel characters.

This week is Paris Fashion Week and Tuesday was the presentation for Valentino Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. According to Wet Seal Inc, Zoolander and Hansel strutted their stuff on the runway for Valentino’s show wearing printed suits with coats draped over their shoulders. The two gave their best “blue steel” look for the crowd. The pair, who were rivals through the first film but ended on good terms, seem to be teaming up for the runway, rather than competing with each other.

The appearance of Derek Zoolander and Hansel at Paris Fashion Week has coincided with the confirmation that there will be a sequel film to Zoolander. Ben Stiller Tweeted a picture of the two of them together as their characters with the caption “Apparently Derek and Hansel have come to terms on #Zoolander2”. Maybe this means Zoolander is coming out of modeling retirement. Hopefully his “The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too” he started after ending his career, is still up and running.

The Antique Wine Company: Authentic in Wine Production

Many people think that one has to be very sophisticated or classy, so as to enjoy the wines from The Antique Wine Company. In some situations, this might be true, but everybody can enjoy the wines despite the background.
The AWC was founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams, who really loved the taste of a good wine just like any other sommelier. The love of good wine can be one major factor that contributed to the success of the company. Ever since the company was founded, it has ensured that all its wines are authentic. The wine is handled with the utmost care so that sommerliers cannot face any disappointed. The verification of the company’s wine is done in a number of ways.
Any sommerlier knows that age is a very important actor when it comes to wines. Age is also one area that customers are cheated by a number of fraudulent wine companies. A thorough and careful process is done to make sure that a 15 year old wine, for example Furmint it’s not a counterfeit and it is actually of that age. For this reason wine from The Antique Wine Company go through ion beam analysis to verify their age. The beam can tell expert how old the wine and the glass are. The use of the beam is a scientific process so the margin of error is very minimal.
Another area where the wine is handled with utmost care is when it is being shipped. The Antique Wine Company has made sure that their customers who order through the online website do to not suffer at all. During shipping the wine is carefully concealed inside the package. Only quality shipments providers are contracted to do this job. This is because wine is very sensitive to room temperature, and its flavors can be easily get ruined. The outside temperature is also kept away from the shipment package.

New Alien Movie a Direct Sequel

Recently Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) has taking lead of a film in the alien franchise, which has yet to be titled. He is the newest filmmaker looking to revive the franchise. after a series of conversations with Sigourney Weaver, she stated that there was still part of Ellen Ripley’s story needed to be told and that her character needed a proper finish. WordPress bloggers say that Neill Blomkamp agreed and has decided the movie will take place right after James Cameron’s Aliens, ignoring that Alien 3 and Alien: resurrection ever happened. Public opinion has been great, according to most sources fans believe it may be for the best, as the first to movies have had great feedback, and the last two did not. Bringing the series back to its roots as a suspense and horror film, words can not describe how excited everyone is over the upcoming film.

Images from Spectre

Production on the new Bond film by the title of Spectre is in progress and images have been released to the media. One image shows Bond in a snowy area. Other images showcase Bautista’s character as well. Fans like Bernardo Chua have found that the story of the film involves Bond investigating the organization. It is likely that this is going to be a running subject of future Bond films like the previous series had.

Back when Quantum of Solace was being released, there was talk of a similar organization that was going to expand through a few movies under the name of Quantum. However, it seems that either it was scrapped or they changed the name to Spectre. Other stars include Christoph Waltz, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw.

With the male M, the new Moneypenny and Q in place, we are getting some form of the old Bond back. However, there may not be that much attention paid to gadgets and the other aspects of the series that made it campy. The original Bond of the novels was rather brutal, downbeat and even had some characteristics that would not be tolerated in a protagonist these days.

Spectre Arrives in US theaters on November 6, 2015.

Blomkamp To Direct New Alien Movie

After numerous rumors and speculation over the past few weeks, 20th Century Fox has confirmed that a new Alien movie is in the works and will be directed by District 9’s Neil Blomkamp, and that’s what Ricardo Guimarães is super excited about after hearing the announcement on Radio Globo this past week.

According to Variety, the new Alien film will be Blomkamp’s next project. The director recently wrapped production on Chappie, which hits theaters next month. Blomkamp previously said he came up with the idea of a new Alien while talking with Chappie star Sigourney Weaver, who plays Ripley in the Alien movies. That conversation resulted in Blomkamp developing some Alien art for the potential movie that he shared online.

Fox said the new Alien movie would be made independent from the Prometheus sequel that is being overseen by Ridley Scott. Rumors suggest that the Blomkamp film may pick up after the events of Alien: Resurrection, which was released way back in 1997, and bring a proper resolution to the story of Ripley. Weaver has yet to announce if she will be a part of the project, but most indicators point to her being involved.

Originally, Blomkamp said the film was not going to happen, but obviously something changed. Since Alien has been a big money maker for Fox for almost four decades and Blomkamp is considered one of the hottest directors in Hollywood, it makes sense that Fox would want to jump on this project.

“Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money” May Become an Actual Movie

Good news for Mel Brooks fans! has confirmed that Mel Brooks is interested in making a follow-up to the hit spoof movie “Spaceballs”.

At the end of the film “Spaceballs” there is a quote from the character Yogurt who says “God willing, we’ll all meet again in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money”. Well now that may just happen. Recently Brooks was on the podcast Take a Knee, which is hosted by Adam Carolla. It was on this podcast where Brooks said he would be interested in making the second film to coincide with the release of the new Star Wars film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

Mel Brooks also went on to tell Carolla that he would like to have as much as the original cast as possible. That may be difficult seeing as how some have passed away and the biggest star, Rick Moranis has quit acting. Moranis, known for other films such as “Ghostbusters” and “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” quit acting back in the late 1990’s after his wife passed away from breast cancer. Moranis has said that he quit so he could focus on raising his children and that traveling around to make movies would be too difficult.

Brooks has said that the only way he would move forward with the project is if Rick Moranis would be on board. Bruce Karatz points out that he even said that he’s got Dark Helmet’s helmet waiting for him in storage.

The New Friday The 13th Film WILL NOT Follow the “Found Footage” Approach

Apparently, cooler heads have prevailed in production and development meetings. The new Friday the 13th sequel is not going to be part of the “found footage” subgenre. It’s a good thing. The gimmick would have worn off a half an hour into the film. Besides, haven’t enough horror films used this gimmick already?

Word from the producer Brad Fuller is the found footage concept was never in the cards. Whether it was just an idea bandied about as a possible way to approach the new film or merely was a totally fake rumor made up by fans is unknown. The bottom line here is the film is going to follow a more traditional approach to the long-running slasher series.

The 2009 remake was maligned for being a rather by the numbers production. While the film was never going to win points for originality, the feature did make huge money at the box office. The sequels were retreads of one another until they delved into total silliness in the late 1980’s.

Many thought the series had breathed its last breath many years ago and, with the cancellation of sequels to Jason vs. Freddie and the 2009 film, the notion Jason Vorhees would be gone forever seems to be the case.

Of course, no horror franchise in horror history remains dormant. A reboot, remake, or sequel is always in the pipeline. Fans like Zeca Oliveira are aware that, sometimes, it just takes a lot longer for the project to get off the ground due to rights issues. Check out more on Oliveira on Once the rights are settled and the film gets a green light, its is full steam ahead.

We hope. Friday the 13th films have experienced quite a few false starts over the past 6 years. Let’s hope that is all done with.