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Did you enjoy the 5th Fast and Furious movie, Fast Five? Well, start your engines, F&F 6 is coming, oh and F&F 7, too
Fast Five was a fairly big hit for Universal, considering it was the fifth movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise. It pushed the franchise beyond just car racing and car-based set pieces, to action-adventure crime films. The fifth movie also sported a decently large cast consisting of series regulars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, as well as bringing back favorites such as Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and Eva Mendes.
There's now rumors floating around that there's a sixth movie in the works, and it could even be shot back-to-back with a seventh. They might even be one big interconnected story. Vin Diesel has gone as far as talking of the sixth movie, where he's been quoted:
With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn't have enough space...We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages.
Hot on the heels of Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' teaser, we have the first official trailer to another huge 2012 movie, Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'. The Hobbit brings us back to the legendary Middle Earth which was featured and directed by Peter Jackson in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The movie will debut in not only 3D, but is being filed at the 5k resolution, as well as 48fps. Insane. Tech heads, get your pants ready to be changed! The trailer is above and has only just hit the Internet minutes ago.
The trailer is showing The Hobbit will be quite the epic movie, and also a technical extravaganza, too.
A bootlegged version of The Dark Knight Rises trailer has hit the Internet, and it is absolutely amazing. Low quality, of course, but you get to see it without a problem. Wednesday sees the official release, but until now enjoy the trailer before.
Angry Birds is everywhere. My Mum is addicted to it, and she's mostly a technophobe. She rocks my old ASUS Transformer and keeps asking me to help her finish the harder levels, or get 3 stars on them. Angry Birds has now entered the realm of the... music videos.
Brisbane-based band 'Hey Geronimo' has recreated a whole bunch of classic iOS games for the video clip to their single 'Why Don't We Do Something?' Check it out below.
Included in the clip: Fruit Ninja, Flight Control, Plants vs Zombies, Cut the Rope and of course, Angry Birds. The video reportedly cost $500 to make. The video looks great, and is a lot of fun.
Sequel to the 2009 action flick, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra is nearly here, with G.I. Joe: Retaliation arriving in the middle of 2012. Today we have the first teaser trailer to the new movie, which has some new stars in the form of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis. Yes, Bruce Willis!
The above trailer shows off a bunch of scenes from the movie, and a tease of the storyline. It seems the G.I. Joe's have been wiped out after an attack, and the 'retaliation' from them is what the movie seems to be about. Bruce Willis is in it, so it's an instant buy for me, as cheesy as he has become lately, I have an old school 80's/90's action movie love for the guy.
The official trailer to Men in Black 3 is out, with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Emma Thompson starring. The first one, to me, was great. I loved it, the second one felt like a paycheck... and this one actually looks great.
The trailer above shows off the story, where it seems K (Tommy Lee Jones) removes himself from this timeline and J (Will Smith) has to find him. Plenty of great special FX in between, and great actor Josh Brolin plays the stone-faced K in the past. The usual humor seems in place and I look forward to seeing the movie when it comes out.
TV show downloads have been available for everyone, but for most, it has been locked down to just iTunes. This has now changed due to an over-the-air update to the Apple TV boxes in Canada, Australia and the UK.
Apple TV is now a source of TV downloading, for between $2.49 and $2.99, you can download full downloads of your favorite TV shows and watch them over and over again. Apple have just recently traded single TV show episode rentals for a TV show downloads service, which is great.
Every episode purchased will be streamed with no limit from the iCloud storage locker. If you have an Apple TV, turn it on, it should pop up saying an "update is available," update your Apple TV. If this doesn't work, go to Settings, General and then Update. After that, enjoy streaming TV episodes on the cheap!
Saw when it came out, was great. It was something different amongst a sea of the ageing horror genre, which has been stabbed, murdered, and raped behond Hollywood comprehension. While the Saw series ran kind of stale, you can't deny the twist endings and pure horror of those traps.
Saw 3D was the most expensive of the series thus far, it did receive a nice bonus in the box office due to 3D, but it failed to live up to expectations. This is why Saw didn't make an appearance this year, and why Paranormal Activity 3 was the only major horror Halloween release.
But, there will be more games to be played with Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns speaking to CNBC Tuesday about the potential merger with Summit Entertainment and has let this bit of information out onto horror fans ears (or eyes?):
I'm sure, some day, you'll see Saw back in the picture.
Michael Bay did say he was done with Transformers after Dark of the Moon, the third outing in franchise. Shia LeBeouf has said the same thing multiple times, but the old saying goes "money talks," and I'm sure a lot of the green has been waved under Bay's nose.
Bay's next movie is a "low budget" flick called "Pain and Gain," after which would leave him open to direct a fourth Transformers movie in late 2012. Bay has had a long-held desire to make Pain and Gain and is reportedly one of the major road blocks in a fourth Transformer movie being made. If a deal is finalized, Pain and Gain will begin filming early next year to keep Bay happy, and then get him back behind the camera for Transformers 4 directly after Pain and Gain.
Bay has made a comment or two regarding another Transformers movie, he was quoted at the grand opening of Transformers: The Ride:
We're talking about it, but there's nothing right now. I'm going to do a tiny movie first, then we'll talk about it, if I potentially do it.
Syabas have just announced the Popcorn Hour C-300, which is a BDA licensed unit that can play commercial Blu-rays and DVDs. The C300 sports Sigma's SMP 8647 SoC, USB 3.0 slave functionality, the usual NMT apps such as a BT downloader, Usenet downloader and NAS functions.
The Popcorn Hour C-300 goes down a different path with its BDA licensing, which costs quite a bit more over the A-300 player. If you want full Blu-ray support, you'll pay $349 compared to the A-300 which has a price tag of $219. A fair bit of a difference, but that's what the price is for the full Blu-ray license.