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Ex-Avenger Mantis May be Preying in Guardians of the Galaxy Sequel

Let’s be honest here. Guardians of the Galaxy was a monster of a sleeper hit. The so-called “Space Avengers” surprised everyone, taking third place among the highest grossing films in 2014 with nearly $775 million worldwide. So interest in a sequel by fans and the press is nearly as high as that other space opera set in a galaxy far, far away.

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Trailer Roundup: LSD Trips, Wall Punching, China Treachery, & Much More

Every week countless trailers go unnoticed or unreported. Trailer’s are an art form in itself, and can be just as entertaining, if not sometimes more, than the actual films, so they deserve their own recognition. That’s why every week we sort through them for you guys, and put the ones we feel you should watch here in our Trailer Roundup.

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CinemaCon Showcases New Blockbuster Movie Posters Galore!

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Recently a whole bunch of new posters were revealed for some of the most anticipated new Hollywood blockbuster releases. The event took place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the annual CinemaCon (formerly called ShoWest) event. This is where major Hollywood studios give exclusive glimpses into their new products. Below are some of the more interesting posters displayed on that day.

All of these look stunning but what caught my eye was the teaming of Ryan Reynolds and a very steam punk looking Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D. The Hangover part 3 has the most interesting designed poster, with its gatefold cover parodying pretty much every other Hollywood blockbuster poster out there. To see more of these posters please check out the Cinema Blend website.

Before that though look at the posters that were shown on Hollywood Reporter showing the incredible looking Pacific Rim movie directed by Guillermo del Torro. My favorite poster is the retro styled war posters mimicking the enlisting posters of old.

All in all some pretty impressive film posters have come out recently. Here is hoping that the movies live up to the posters hype. Keep checking Grizzly Bomb to find out if they do.

Spike Lee’s Oldboy Starts Casting!

Remakes. Sometimes good, and sometimes completely unnecessary, unwanted, and absolutely dreaded. Movies that stand alone as their particular works of art, which cannot plausibly be recreated to contain the same zest and epic-ness as the original. I’m talking about the upcoming American remake of Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy.

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Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ Remake to Star Josh Brolin

As we learned from FilmDrunk, Josh Brolin has been cast to play the lead in Spike Lee’s remake of the 2003 South Korean film Oldboy by director Park Chan-wook.

The original movie won the ‘Gran Prix of the Jury’ at Cannes in 2004, and therefore has some big shoes to fill.

We have also talked about it here before, but I’ve included the trailer for you again.

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Oldboy’s Revenge: ‘George Lucas Strikes Back’

So, there is this (pretty good) viral video floating around the meme-verse right now…

42 Word Summary:  The Real George Lucas was imprisoned sometime after finishing the original trilogy (and presumably after Last Crusade).  While incarcerated for the past 20 years, he’s been forced to watch his career torpedoed by an imposter. He’s out now.  And he’s pissed. Watch it now. We’ll wait…

Shoot first.

The video is a wonderfully Michael Mann-inspired revenge trailer, and was perfectly serviceable.  The humor was not terribly funny outside of an aged Short-Round, but then 2:20 hit.  What was an otherwise forgettable internet fake-trailer was completely redeemed by an homage to the best movie you should be Netflix-ing right now: OLDBOY!

What? Oldboy is a 2003 film by Korean filmmaker Chan-wook Park – Watch it tonight.

Spoiler Free Synopsis: Oh Dae Su is a drunken jerk.  One day he’s kidnapped. He wakes up in a small room, and is kept there for 15 years without any reason given by his captors. One day he’s released.

Minor Spoiler but we need to talk about it: There is a brilliant 1-shot fight scene in the middle of the movie that features Dae Su, a hammer and a cadre of bad guys.  The fight scene is worth the price of admission alone.  He’s beat up, stabbed and smacked with what appear to be day-old French baguettes.  Throughout the fight scene there is a lone assailant prominently placed.  He’s ‘Asian-Wedge‘. He takes a few licks, but manages to crawl away not once, but twice.

Honestly, we can only dream that George Lucas is still imprisoned somewhere, and that he could one day escape and make three more good Star Wars movies… and a couple small personal films in between. But until then we have to settle for the prequels that fall short of greatness. In some cases it falls wayyyy short. Like a football field short. I still watch and enjoy the prequels in my own way, but I’ll go with this trailer’s theory of his imprisonment.

– J. Toepel