Kung Fu Panda 2 had a lot going against it before I ever even took my seat in the crowded theater full of kids and parents eager to get an early look at what’s sure to be a summer blockbuster. I wasn’t a huge fan of 2008′s Kung Fu Panda when I first saw it and the subsequent viewings as my children watched it relentlessly over the summer of 2010 did little to change my opinion of it. I can certainly understand the appeal of it. It’s got a cuddly panda who learns Kung Fu and goes from being a fat goof to being the Dragon Warrior over the course of 2 short hours or so. What’s not to like about that? Jack Black, that’s what. And Angelina Jolie. And the
This week on Noob Radio Richard and Christian discuss the forthcoming theatrical release of “The Dead”, wonder how the computer gaming industry still exists after years of piracy and give you all the details on how to get involved in Geek Weekend #2. All this and much much more on this weeks episode of Noob Radio…
It’s amazing the amount of detail work that goes into creating a good 3d compositions and the best part is when you don’t even notice it’s there until it’s pointed out. That is certainly the case with Black Swan. As an FX creator myself I’m always on the look out for poor work to ridicule and laugh at so I can look smart but this was not the case for this movie. Most of the effects I did not notice until watching this very cool video. Check out the effects and then wonder quietly to yourself why this movie wasn’t nominated for a best visual effects oscar…
Marvel taps Mark Bailey to pen The Black Panther adaptation.
THR is reporting that Marvel Studios has hired Mark Bailey to pen an adaptation of The Black Panther that will be produced by Kevin Feige. The Black Panther (aka) T’Challa King of Wakanda, is a long time member of The Avengers who will themselves, be hitting the big screen next summer. The Black Panther first appeared in 1966 in the pages of The Fantastic Four.
Bailey, who’s credits include The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon may seem like an odd choice for The Black Panther to some. Marvel expects Bailey to bring realism and grittiness to the project.
The Black Panther was reacquired by Marvel in 2005 when it absorbed many character licenses from Lionsgate. In 2003 Lionsgate bought Artisan who had previously acquired the rights from Columbia who had planned on making a Black Panther film during the 90′s with Wesley Snipes attached.
Natalie Portman: Doing everything all of a sudden! Not content simply to star in the indie smash Black Swan, pick up award after award on the way to the Oscars, circle movies like the Alien prequel, The Great Gatsby, and The Dark Knight Rises, sit terrified while Annette Bening issues queenly pronouncements in her basso profundo during an actors roundtable, co-write a screenplay described as a “female-themed Superbad,” appear in roughly 8 million billion movies next year including Thor, Your Highness, and No Strings Attached, and wear vegan shoes made special for her by Christian Dior … deep breath to recover … the 29-year-old actress has now announced her engagement to ballet choreographer Benjamin Millepied, who appeared opposite her in Black Swan. What’s more, Portman is pregnant, People has confirmed. It’s her turn now! [People]