I never thought I’d ever want a baby armadillo, but here I am, watching a baby armadillo roll around on carpet, and I absolutely want one. I wonder how much one of these little guy’s costs? Or what their diet consist of? For some reason I think they eat insects. Shouldn’t be too hard to find a ton of insects to feed my baby armadillo. My only worry is that I start hanging with the armadillo crowd. People who have pet armadillo’s don’t seem like they’d be the most normal bunch. I think it’s a chance worth taking.
JF – The star-studded cast of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” is growing.
Oscar winner Christopher Walken has been cast to be the voice of King Louie while “Breaking Bad” alum Giancarlo Esposito will play Akela the wolf in director Jon Favreau’s adaption of the Rudyard Kipling story, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The two actors join the already illustrious cast that includes Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Ben Kingsley.
Nyong’o, 31, is slated to voice Rakcha, the mother wolf who adopts Mowgli, played by 10-year-old Neel Sethi, with Elba, 41, portraying the villainous tiger Shere Khanwho.
Idris Elba. Giancarlo Esposito. CHRISTOPHER WALKEN AS KING LOUIE! My excitement for this movie is now unrivaled. Christopher Walken as King Louie is just a dream casting choice. When you have a goofy orangutan that is integral to the plot you get Christopher Walken to voice it. That’s just a life rule. Add Idris Elba as the bad boy tiger Shere and Gustavo Fring as Akela the wolf, and I feel like I died and went to movie heaven. We actually took part in a live Q and A with Favreau at SXSW this year, and he talked a little bit about the pre production aspect of ‘Jungle Book’. It’s a crazy amount of work, but Favreau has experience with big budget movies (Iron Man) so this should be epic. CHRISTOPHER WALKEN AS KING LOUIE!
Do we have any aspiring filmmakers out there? Yes? Well, this is for you. Every week, starting today, I will be positing “Filmmaking Tips”. These tips could range from a YouTube video, like the one above, to some personal tid-bits from yours truly to some low budget effects in action! As you can see above, we start “Filmmaker Tips” with a BANG! This video on how to make a convincing pipe bomb prop comes from our friends over at Film Riot. Never seen there stuff? Well either check them out on YouTube or stay tuned here because I will be using a lot of their content in upcoming “Filmmaking Tips”!
“Write, shoot, edit, repeat”
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Let’s finish this trilogy with a BANG! and some fire!
TNA – The future of TNA’s Impact Wrestling is suddenly very murky. According to TMZ, Spike TV will not be renewing the popular wrestling show’s contract in October.
We are still just in the rumor stages of this development, but WrestleZone.com’s Mike Killam also cited sources relaying the same information. Per Killam, Impact Wrestling will be canceled if it doesn’t get picked up by a new network “in a very short amount of time.”
This is potentially devastating news for TNA president Dixie Carter.
In hindsight, maybe this wasn’t their smartest move.
This is kind of sad. I never really enjoyed TNA on any level, and Twitter is having a field day with #TNAGOTCANCELLEDBECAUSE, but it’s sad for one large reason: competition. The Attitude Era was so great because WWE and WCW had to be great, or else they would fold. If you watch WCW during it’s final year (s), you can see why it folded: horrible, almost embarrassing storylines coupled with aging wrestlers taking the spotlight from hungry up and comers will never end well. But during the Monday Night Wars, wrestling was a must see event on a weekly basis. In WWE’s heyday, they ran an empty arena match featuring The Rock and Mick Foley during the SuperBowl halftime show. Can you imagine any wrestling promotion running an event against the SuperBowl now? But that’s how popular WWE, and wrestling as a whole, was back then. TNA never came close to the threat WCW was, but competition is always necessary, even in wrestling. WWE has one of their most talented rosters ever, and if the writers can get their shit together, it won’t matter what other promotions start up or continue. But WWE has a tendency to take the lazy route in regards to storytelling, especially when there isn’t another dog in the race. Let’s hope that doesn’t end up being the case now that TNA is falling fast.
Tom Hardy is a monster, in the greatest sense of that word. I loved him in Bronson. I loved him in Inception. I loved him in The Dark Knight Rises. He was put on this earth to break women’s hearts and be a badass, both of which are very possible in the Mad Max reboot. Tom Hardy will play a prequel version of Mad Max, who was originally played the Mel Gibson in the 1980s trilogy. Creator George Miller had this to say about Gibson, but he might as well be talking about the character as well:
“They have that eternal tension,” Miller said, referring to Gibson’s charisma. ” On one hand they are entirely lovable and accessible. And on the other there is that element of danger … It applies to every charismatic person.” – THR
Add in Hardy’s acting chops with this self proclaimed “Western on wheels”, and you have one hell of a fun ride. May 2015 can’t come soon enough.
This looks nerdily fantastic! ET, possible the worst video gamer ever to be released, the game that toppled an empire, gets buried out in the desert. some 30 years later we are digging them up. This is like Revenge of the Nerds Meets Raiders of the Lost Ark. Count me in.