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I think it’s safe to assume that if you’re above the age of 3 and no longer eat your crayons, then you’re not a fan of Jar Jar Binks. Now there’s even more reason to dislike Star Wars’ borderline racist (Meesa pick dem cotton real good, master Qui Gon!) and obnoxious duck-mouthed alien.
Speaking to EW, James Ahemed, the actor who provided the acting reference for the digitally created Gungan, revealed a deleted scene from Episode 3 that outright shows Jar Jar’s direct involvement in helping bring down the republic.
“In Revenge of the Sith, there was a scene that was cut where I’m walking down a long pathway with Ian McDiarmid before he is turned into the Emperor,” Best explains. “And Palpatine kind of thanks Jar Jar for putting him in power. It’s a really interesting scene, and it shows the evolution of Jar Jar from this fun-loving kid’s character into this manipulated politician. And it was an interesting arc for the character that I thought could have been explored, because the scene is really dark. But it just didn’t fit in the movie, which I understand. But yeah, George’s take on it is Jar Jar is now just a politician.”
F@$% you, Jar Jar Binks. Imperial scum.
There’s a new UK poster out for Mel Gibson’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation. Judging by how he is shooting that gun, he apparently spent his summer vacation being a menace to South Central while drinking juice in the Hood.
Supernatural thriller Legion, while intriguing in it’s premise, was ultimately utterly forgettable and derivative in it’s execution. Which means it’s going to fit right in on SyFy’s bland lineup. Deadline is reporting that writer/director Scott Stewart will be helming a TV series adaptation of the film, which saw Paul Bettany as the archangel Michael, a renegade of the Holy Host, who tries to stop an army of angels from bringing about Armageddon.
So SyFy has money to throw at ideas that already failed once before, but they cancelled their last remaining good (and truly science fiction) show, Stargate Universe last year? (No, I’m never going to forgive them for that.)
Disguise has revealed the official Amazing Spider-Man Halloween costume catalogue, and it’s providing one of the first clear looks at the Lizard. There are couple of nice details being revealed such as the fact he only has 4 digits on his right hand. But then I saw this pic, in which the Lizard looks simply fabulous. And by “faboulous” I mean FAAAAABULOUS, DARLING!
Just look at those cheekbones! Work it, Lizard, work it!
The guys over at ComingSoon.net were so kind as to scan in this pic from an upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly, which gives us our first look at Sharlto Copley (District 9, A-Team) in director Sebastian Cordero’s upcoming science fiction film, The Europa Report. The film sees Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Anamaria Marinca, Christian Camargo and Karolina Wydra as a group of astronauts who have to make the dramatic journey to Jupiter’s frozen fourth moon, Europa, in search of extraterrestrial life.
Based on that image, I’m guessing that they pass the time to Europa by telling fishing stories. Either that or Mrs Copley is a very lucky woman.
Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream is undoubtedly one of the hardest hitting films of the last few decades. It’s an emotionally draining film whose dark and mature subject matter will disturb you and stay with you long after the credits roll.
Which of course makes it the perfect film to recreate with puppets, right?
That’s some nightmare fuel right there.
And on that note I’m outta here, fellow cinephiles. I’m still busy mourning the totally unexpected and shocking death of singer and actress Whitney Houston this weekend. I don’t think my heart will ever recover from this colossal loss. And when I say “my heart”, I actually mean “my sideline drug dealing operation”.