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Netflix has carved out a nice chunk of territory for itself with anime shows based on recognizable properties like Castlevania, Dragon Quest, Godzilla, and Ultraman, and soon the streaming service will take audiences to Cybertron in a Transformers anime series.
During New York Toy Fair this past weekend, the first trailer debuted for part one of Netflix’s Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy, entitled Siege, which takes us back to the intense planetary battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that’s rarely been seen in the live-action movies. Check out the trailer below.Transformers Anime Series Trailer
This show is the result of a collaboration between Netflix, Hasbro, producers at Rooster Teeth gen:LOCK, RWBY, and animation from Polygon Pictures Godzilla, Knights of Sidonia. It’s run by folks with tons of experience in the Transformers storytelling world: FJ DeSanto Transformers: Titans Return, Transformers: Power of the Primes is the showrunner, while George Krstic Megas XLR, Gavin Hignight Transformers: Cyberverse, and Brandon Easton Agent Carter, Transformers: Rescue Bots are contributing writers for the series. Actors Jake Foushee and Jason Mamocha lend their voices to Optimus Prime and Megatron, respectively.
Chapter 2 of the trilogy will be called Earthrise, and Chapter 3 has not been publicly named yet. Personally, I’m hoping the reason for the secrecy about the third part’s name is because DeSanto and his team are taking a big swing by shifting this story in an unexpected direction, and the title of the third part would be a spoiler for what they’re planning to do. But that’s just speculation.
Here’s the part where I admit that I’m still a little confused by exactly how all this is going to play out. Entertainment Weekly says the series is comprised of six 22-minute episodes, so I’m not really sure how that squares with the word “trilogy” in the title. I guess each part of the trilogy gets two episodes devoted to it? When this show was initially announced, /Film’s Ethan Anderton tried to explain some of the details, pointing out that the Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy name is “just the designation given to a new line of toys from Hasbro that will inform the series. There might end up being a three season arc for the series, but it’s not exactly like a film trilogy. The title also allows for any comics, cartoons or other possible media to be easily recognized under the same story banner.” I feel like Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride, talking to Netflix and Hasbro about their use of “trilogy”: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
In any case, there’s no official release date for Siege yet, but the...
Kevin Smith‘s recent movie, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. It’s also on Blu-ray and digital. But none of those versions of the film come with a commentary track. So Smith, good egg that he is, decided to record one and upload it to YouTube for fans. It’s totally free, too – you don’t have to plunk down extra money or anything like that. Just turn the movie on, fire up YouTube, and you’re ready to go.Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Commentary Track
Commentary tracks can be a valuable resource. A good commentary track can almost act like a mini film school, cluing you into how filmmakers put their films together. Sadly, they’re in short supply these days. Most studios are fine with not shelling out the time and money to get a track recorded, and that’s a bummer. The recent home media release of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot came commentary-free, but Kevin Smith decided to use this quarantine time to record one.
I haven’t seen Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, and based on the footage I’ve seen, I probably never will. I was a huge Smith fan when I was a teenager, but as I got older I kind of fell out of love with his flicks. And his more recent output – stuff like Tusk and Yoga Hosers – has been kind of dire. In short, he’s just not for me anymore. Despite all that, he seems like a genuinely good guy – and he’s an artist who works hard to reach out to his fanbase. That’s something admirable, and I salute him for it.
In Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, “Jay and Silent Bob embark on a cross-country mission to stop Hollywood from filming a reboot based on them.” Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith are back reprising their now-iconic roles, and the cast includes plenty of familiar faces: Ben Affleck, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Hemsworth, Jason Lee, Justin Long, and more.
As I mentioned above, you don’t even have to purchase Jay and Silent Bob Reboot to enjoy this commentary track. If you have Amazon Prime Video you can find the movie streaming there right now. So go forth and enjoy, and, uh, snoochie boochies, I guess.Source: Slashfilm.com
Following the release of a cameo scene that would have featured Patrick Swayze, the writers behind Zombieland have now released the script pages for a scene that would have included a cameo from Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
Taking to social media once again, writer Paul Wernick explained that he and his fellow writer Rhett Reese crafted their Mark Hamill cameo script after both Patrick Swayze and action superstar Sylvester Stallone rejected them. Sadly, at the time Swayze was losing the fight against pancreatic cancer and was simply too ill to work at all. The reason as to why Stallone refused remains a mystery at this time.
Much like the Patrick Swayze script reveal, Wernick has posted the pages from the Mark Hamill scene for all to enjoy during this time of self-isolation in the hopes that he can provide some light relief during this stressful time.
The scene contains a very similar set-up to the Bill Murray cameo that features in the final movie, only in this version our intrepid group enters a celebrity mansion and finds it covered in Star Wars memorabilia. Woody Harrelson's character, Tallahassee, then confesses that he looked up to Luke Skywalker as a kid and was made fun of for it.
The scene then plays out much differently to the Bill Murray one, with Tallahassee then revealing that he once had the honor of meeting Mark Hamill in Las Vegas before the apocalypse, buying him a cocktail and spitting in it, thanking him for the bullying he suffered due to his love for Star Wars. The two then fight with Hamill declaring that should the two ever meet again that he would break Tallahassee's face. Ultimately, Tallahassee gets his final vengeance by killing Hamill in the scene to hilarious effect.
The scene is great as well as being littered with references to a galaxy far, far away, and although the Bill Murray cameo in the final movie is excellent, and definitely a highlight, it is hard not to wish we had seen this Mark Hamill scene play out on the big screen. Much like Murray, Hamill is the kind of actor who does not take himself too seriously, and would easily be able to parody himself convincingly.
The first Zombieland follows Jesse Eisenberg's nervous and neurotic character Columbus, a college student who joins forces with three eccentric strangers to survive the zombie apocalypse and travel through the southwestern USA to a safe haven. It took ten years for the sequel Zombieland: Double Tap to hit screens, with the movie picking up with our Zombie slaying group now living in the White House.
They decide to travel to Graceland in Memphis, and along the way, they encounter other post-apocalyptic warriors and a group of survivors who find refuge in a commune. The scrappy fighters must now rely on their wits and weapons more than ever as they soon find themselves in a relentless battle against smarter, faster and seemingly indestructible zombies....
Netflix's next feature documentary will offer a deep dive into Los Angeles’ street art scene through a variety of well-known voices. “LA Originals” is scheduled to hit the streaming service later this month, and Netflix released the official trailer Wednesday morning, highlighting the featured talent of hip-hop A-listers and one iconic basketball star.
Per Netflix's synopsis, “LA Originals” is a documentary that will explore the culture and landmarks of the chicano and street art movement that cemented Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol's status as behind-the-scenes hip-hop legends. The 90-minute documentary will include interviews and other scenes with hip-hop legends and other high-profile entertainers, including Kobe Bryant, Eminem, Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Blink-182, Wilmer Valderrama, Terry Crews, George Lopez and more.
“LA Originals” is directed by Oriol and written by Brian Maya and Omar Quiroga. “Hip-hop was new,” Oriol said in the trailer about his career arc. “I'm on tour with the Beastie Boys, No Doubt, the Fujis, Limp Bizkit. And I'm the only one there with a camera.”
Oriol, a longtime photographer and music video director, has photographed celebrities ranging from Eminem and Kim Kardashian to Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, and has also prolifically documented Los Angeles' urban and gang cultures. As for Mister Cartoon, the veteran tattoo and graffiti artist has worked with celebrities such as Bryant and Beyoncé, and his work has also been used by the Los Angeles Clippers, the “Grand Theft Auto” video game series, and other high-profile brands.
The duo met several decades ago, manage the SA Studios Global marketing agency, and frequently collaborate on various projects.
“The more we hung out, the more we just started building on ideas of things we could do to make money that weren't illegal,” Mister Cartoon said in a scene from the documentary's trailer.
“LA Originals” will mark another addition in Netflix's growing unscripted slate. The streaming service recently turned plenty of heads with the docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” which centers on the life of Joe Exotic, an incarcerated criminal, prolific animal abuser, and 2016 presidential candidate.
Check out the trailer for “LA Originals” below. The film will hit Netflix Friday, April 10.