Nix

I like long walks on the beach, puppies, and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. You can reach me at nix (at) scificool.com. Also, check out my other ridiculously ill-informed opinions and reviews over at BeyondHollywood.com.

Karl Urban is Dredd, and This is His Official Trailer

by Nix - on Jun 21st 2012

Karl Urban in Dredd (2012) Movie Image

Well, you’ve waited long enough, I guess, so without any further fanfare, here’s the official trailer for 2000AD’s attempt at a “Judge Dredd” live-action movie. Take a gander at the trailer below and judge for yourself if it’s better, on par, or way worse than the Sylvester Stallone version. It actually looks pretty decent, and I’m totally digging Thirlby as Dredd’s fellow Judge.

An International Trailer for The Watch

by Nix - on Jun 20th 2012

The Watch (2012) Movie Image

I still can’t decide if Ben Stiller’s “The Watch” is funny or not. The scene at the end where they keep shooting the dead alien is, so far, the only thing in the entire trailer that makes me laugh. I mean, why do they keep shooting the alien? It’s dead! Dude, stop shooting it! Hilarious. Anyways, that’s why you see trailers for free and have to pay to see the whole movie, right? I’m sure the whole movie is funny. Probably.

Barbarella is Coming to a Small Screen Near You

by Nix - on Jun 20th 2012

Jane Fonda in Barbarella (1968) Movie Image

After failing to get a “Barbarella” reboot made since 2007 (with Robert Rodriguez originally attached to direct), Martha De Laurentiis is now giving the small screen a shot. The producer has teamed up with Gaumont International Television to develop and produce a “Barbarella” TV series, with none other than “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn scheduled to co-produce and direct.

Negotiation’s Over, Bitches! Check out 10 Seconds of the Judge Dredd Trailer

by Nix - on Jun 19th 2012

Karl Urban in Dredd (2012) Movie Image

2000AD’s official “Dredd” trailer doesn’t premiere until this Thursday, but that hasn’t stopped Machinima, who got the exclusive, from releasing 10 seconds of it during their 2012 Comic Con preview Youtube video. Yeah, you don’t really want to watch all 5 minutes and change of some dude standing in front of a green screen making jokes, so let’s just go with the 10 seconds of “Dredd”. Feel free to skip the rest.

Rian Johnson’s Looper Will be Slightly Longer and a Tad More Chinese in China

by Nix - on Jun 19th 2012

Joseph-Gordon Levitt in Looper (2012) Movie Image

The Chinese are a strange lot. Now that they’ve achieved economic superpower status, the country has plenty of muscles to flex when it comes to Hollywood movies that appear in their country. Since the Chinese Government controls whatever movies open in China to its gazillion (give or take) citizens, it behooves Hollywood studios not to piss off the Chinese Government.

Classic Sci-Fi Movies Re-Envisioned as Brilliant Pulp Novel Covers

by Nix - on Jun 19th 2012

Pulp The Matrix by Timothy Anderson

In an alternate universe, inside of as a trilogy of movies by the Wachowski brothers, what if “The Matrix” was a pulp novel, complete with grainy, artwork covers from the ’40s? Then they would probably look like these ridiculously awesome covers by artist Timothy Anderson.

Official New Batch of Total Recall Viral Posters

by Nix - on Jun 19th 2012

Total Recall (2012) Movie Viral Posters

Remember those viral posters we posted not all that long ago? Well, here are the official high-res versions. Please to recall.

Dredd Trailer Premieres This Thursday

by Nix - on Jun 18th 2012

Karl Urban in Dredd (2012) Movie Image

It’s curious that we haven’t seen a single second of official footage from 2000 AD’s remake of “Dredd” yet. I don’t know whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe they just wanna really keep it under lock and key until it’s good and ready to be shown. Then again, maybe those rumors we heard about trouble on the set are real and the producers are trying desperately to fix some issues with the movie, that it makes putting out an earlier trailer difficult. Whatever the case, “Dredd” will finally be giving us a glimpse of his laying down of the law this Thursday over at Machinama.

Speaking of Prometheus, What’s the Deal With…

by Nix - on Jun 18th 2012

Prometheus (2012) Movie Image

What is this, “Prometheus” day? Not exactly, but here’s another “Prometheus” post anyway. That makes it two in one day — and twice in a row. That’s gotta be some kind of record, right? Anyways, speaking of “Prometheus” — WTF? Let’s face it, Ridley Scott and his writers had a lot of good ideas for the movie. Some would say, they had too many good ideas. Or ideas. Some of which weren’t very good. Some looked like they were taken from a bad episode of the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” TV show.

Prometheus Infographic Explains Everything. Well, Most Everything.

by Nix - on Jun 18th 2012

Prometheus (2012) Movie Image

Still confused by Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”? Or what the hell is what and how that turned into the other thing and who/what created who/what? Well, graphic designer Carlos Poon has your answer. Well, most of it, anyway. Of course, he couldn’t really tell you everything, since the film left a big ol cliffhanger at the end there. But for those who got lost by all the infections and birthings and gooey deaths, here’s a nice cheat sheet to reference the next time someone asks you, “Wait, what, how did that happen…?”