Hollywood & The Pentagon/B6-13

Coincidences are carefully orchestrated events by a brilliant puppet master and after watching House of Cards, I almost always doubt the existence of free will. Frank Underwood has an avid follower in me. But alas, I am here not to spew conspiracy theories (only) but to ask you if you also notice the similarities in our world events and the pseudo-predictions and prepping via Hollywood. Could this be the government’s way of getting the idea into our heads a la Inception before execution so that it is not as much of a shock to us, when it does happen?

Let’s just say, there’s a deadly virus sweeping some West African countries and ravaging the natives, then the heroic Western doctors try to find Patient Zero and cannot, then one of them gets infected and get moved back to say the UK for closer observation. I picture a cute nurse, cliché I know but stay with me on this…this sweet fresh-minted nurse wants to help this isolated man in his last moments, gets infected by a kiss (biting her is so Hollywood), she goes home, kisses her child, who then takes it to school and spreads it further by playing with the children (and this is why I am moving out of London!)

The not-so-secret Secret Book, about how we can focus and change our perceptions leading into the whole concept of abundance of the universe, potential of the humanity and the human brain is also being tested a la Transcendence and Lucy. The ability to transfer the human brain capacity to a computer or expand the capacity of use, tapping into hidden memories and knowledge would have been extremely useful during my University exams but it is a concept which is being sold to us alongside allowing humanoids such as robots control parts of our lives, Robocop, Extant, I-Robot… Think you do not have a robot, then ask Siri/Google Now whether you need an umbrella today. There are levels of thought-provoking instances in these movies, which imply that we evolve past our basic human instincts and expand.

A phrase by Morgan Freeman, stays with me throughout this thought-process, after all these years of human evolution, man’s ability to evolve from the other animals and use at least 10% of their brain capacity has allowed us to achieve so much. But then he says “And this is the crucial part of our philosophical reflection we have today: can we therefore conclude that humans are more concerned with “having” than “being”?

Next time, a series called Homeland wins Emmys and a long lost spy is brought home after being kidnapped for a long time, do not LOL. I bet when your TV screens go static and an alien voice pops up and says ‘we are going to invade earth’ you wouldn’t bat an eyelid, but go out and fight due to Hollywood’s many years of conditioning. There’s a lot that people in power know, and they are pretending not to tell us.

Now I will be off to build my personal bunker… for the invasion.

Avengers: Age of Ultron gets official synopsis

Avengers: Age of Ultron has released an official synopsis revealing some of the finer details from the forthcoming sequel which seem to tie up all the rumours coming out in the run up to its release.

“When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program,” reads the blurb, “things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.”

“As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.”

“The team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.”

Directed by Joss Whedon and also starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johannsen, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Avengers: Age Of Ultron opens in the UK on 24 Apri l 2015

Zack Snyder tweets new image of Batmobile

Zack Snyder tweets new image of BatmobileZack Snyder released a whole slew of images yesterday from the set of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. 

However, these images were trumped when the director tweeted an official image of Batman’s ride accompanied by the caption “Here’s a real picture of the #Batmobile”.

The new Batmobile seems to have evolved from the Tumbler introduced in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy with the addition of some front-mounted weaponry for our caped crusader to bring justice and order.

Directed by Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice hits our big screens on 25 March 2016.

 

De Niro and Efron pair up for comedy Driving Dick Kelly

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron are looking to form the strangest of duos in upcoming comedy Driving Dick Kelly.

THR reported that De Niro is currently in talks to play a former army general who is convinced that his grandson (Efron) is on the brink of marrying the wrong woman.

The grandfather decides to plan a roadtrip to Florida to coincide with spring break, in the hope that Efron realises that he is not ready to give up the single life just yet.

The film will be directed by Dan Mazer, whose previous work was 2013’s I Give It A Year. No release date has been given as of yet.

Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer

The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses” reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt.

Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.

Men, Women & Children Trailer

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.

Starring Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson and Ansel Elgort

Dumb and Dumber To Posters

Dumb and Dumber To has received some new posters that spoof recent cinema release Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson. These posters are absolutely hilarious when compared to the original which we have also added for your viewing pleasure. Dumb and Dumber To stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and hits our big screens on 19 December 2014

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Jennifer Lawrence in talks for Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

Jennifer Lawrence could be joining Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming flick, The Hateful Eight, in a new report from Collider stating that the star is in talks for an undisclosed role.

The lead female role has gone to Amber Tamblyn, who plays Daisy Domergue AKA “The Prisoner”, but it seems Tarantino has written in another part since then.

The new film will follow the steadily growing tensions between a group of stagecoach passengers, after a freak snowstorm diverts them from their route, forcing them to hole up in an isolated saloon.
With the group containing the aforementioned prisoner alongside a pair of rival bounty hunters and a renegade Confederate soldier, it’s something of a tinder box just waiting to explode…

Although the official cast list is yet to be confirmed, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Madsen are expected to star. The Hateful Eight is set for a December 2015 release date.