I’m about as rusty as one of Salad Finger’s rusty spoons (don’t look that up), but I can’t let the first Sunday of one of my periodic returns pass without attempting a Sunday Spew. No time for foreplay either, so just assume the position and brace yourself, blog.
ALIEN! – So by far the biggest news for me this week was Neill Blomkamp and the confirmation of his Alien involvement. Tongues were set a-wagging when the District 9 writer and director posted some beautiful Alien concept art on his Instagram account, and following a series of small internet implosions and mass confusion, he eventually announced he was officially on-board. Mr. Rumsey’s Film Related Musings is hosting something of a discussion about the future possibilities, so check that out if you’d like to discuss.
Personally, I am cautiously excited to see what direction Mr. Blomkamp takes with this franchise favourite of mine. No doubt we’ll see you soon too, Sharlto Copley.
KHAL DROGO WITH A TRIDENT – Here’s a picture of Jason Mamoa as Aquaman.
LONG-NECKED LOVELY – Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Homeland) has reportedly confirmed that she will star alongside Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool. An exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter suggests that she will be playing Deadpool’s love interest, and in particular her character will “grapple with falling for a man with a hideously scarred face”. Lulzy moment that gave me aside, I’m decidedly lacking an opinion on this one. If nothing else, it will be nice to see the Mama V back on our sci-fi screens.
NO X-MEN FOR OLD MEN – Bryan Singer was recently excited to welcome Kodi Smit-McPhee to the X-Men: Apocalypse ensemble cast. The Aussie-born Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star is set to play a young Nightcrawler. Which is an… interesting choice for the fan favourite mutant. In other X-related news, Variety reports that neither Patrick Stewart nor Ian McKellan will appear in this next installment, as the new-gen boys take over business in a 1980s set plot twist.
Little birdies are tweeting that STEVEN SPIELBERG IS HOPING TO BIRTH A REBOOT OF INDIANA JONES, with Chris Pratt starring. This is pure speculation at this stage and it’s early days yet with regard to a Spielberg involvement, but come on really, this is Disney we’re talking about, it will happen one way or another. At least there’s been no talk of Shia LaBeouf reprising his role as Indy Jr. Small mercies? What do you think about an Indiana Revival?
And finally, movie fans and armchair fashion critics the world over are tuning in tonight to the 87TH ACADEMY AWARDS. I will endeavour to keep my Shout-Outs as quick and as painless as possible, so we can all get back to judging the wealthy folk’s clothes and laughing at all of the ill-concealed narcissism. Yay, begrudgery!
Well! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? So I returned to the loving embrace of my blog with a review of [FILM] Fifty Shades of Grey, which confused a few people, but trust me, nobody more so than I. I promise that next week the Spew will go a little more high-brow. I’m thinking of trialling a new segment wherein I publish some written smutty clinches that feature some prominent film bloggers. Bloggers that I may or may not know.
It goes without saying that during my near nine months of absence (that’s a suspicious amount of months, really), I have missed a lot. It’s nigh on impossible to catch up completely, but I’ve tried to come to grips with my lapse and will continue to do so. For the night that’s in it, and in honour of the many fabulous movie bloggers that I have the pleasure of knowing, this week’s Sunday Shout-Outs will focus on film and their roles in our lives.
First up, fancy some provocative tunage? Ruth from FlixChatter has compiled this epic list of her Top Ten Favourite Oscar-Winning Film Scores. An enjoyable soundtrack collection to accompany my senses as I type. Award-winning music should never be overlooked. Bloggers with knowledge far superior to my own endeavour to take on all of the Oscar nominees before the grand reveal, and none more so than Adam from Consumed by Film has accomplished this impressive feat. Every single Best Film nomination has been reviewed and dissected, including his own Final Predictions.
My pug-pal Cara has also been busy posting her Oscar-related reviews in the run-up to the big night. Over at Silver Screen Serenade you’ll find a wide variety of films that have received nods; including the amazing Birdman for Best Picture and Guardians of the Galaxy (hooked!) for Visual Effects. The Fluff Is Raging‘s Niall (AKA NiMac) gives us his Oscars 2015: Final Predictions, as does The Cinema Monster‘s Joseph with his 87th Academy Awards Nominees & Predictions. I’m watching closely, lads.
Last year was a big year for film in my opinion. So many surprises, wonderful works and mega blockbusters. No list is quite as close to my own Top Ten of 2014 as Tim‘s is. Check out his Top Ten and revel in his awesomely geeky taste. Zoë from the Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger too had a brilliantly extensive list, with Top 20 Movies of 2014: Part 1 & Part 2, which is definitely worth a look if for nothing else than to ensure you’ve seen everything you should have from last year.
Wanna see something cool? Luke from the Oracle of Film organised a Fantasy Acting League. It was open to anyone who wanted to take part, and all we had to do was pick three actors and actresses to have on our Fantasy Team (it was harder than I thought it would be), and he would do the rest. Personally, I found the whole process even more exciting than my fantasy football leagues. Probably because I have no idea really how Luke’s point system works; it looks involved and complicated and I’ll just take his word for it when he tells me that I win in the end. He also promised me that for my prize I can compile a very “special” Drunk Quiz (™) for him.
I missed so many of you in the Shout-Out, I know, but I will find you. And I will link you. But for now, I need to back away slowly before someone realises that this is actually technically a Monday Spew and I just don’t think I could cope with the implications of that right now.
As is tradition, I will leave you with this painfully adorbs pug pic. Oh, how I have missed this. This one comes to you courtesy of Zoë from the Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger (whenever I say that aloud it comes out as “Sparonicles”), who couldn’t pass it up. Can’t say I blame her.
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