Shingeki No Kyojin “Attack On Titan” Live Action Official Trailer

22 Apr 2015

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Even though this is a Japanese release only and most likely will only be viewed here in the states via DVD or theatrical release only if the movies are huge hits in Japan much like some of the Toho Godzilla films were. I had to do a post on it simply because it looks like it can be a hit and also it is my sons favorite show and manga series.
It's always is a daunting undertaking to do one of these type of films and is a pretty epic undertaking to put an Manga/Anime concept into a live action film. Especially one of this magnitude. Most likely some of the faithful will be disappointed just simply because of the obvious when it comes to the type of films. It just never really translates well when any material that originates from any kind of graphic book form to live action cinema. Still from the trailers there are glimpse that this may and really has a good chance to reach a wider audience that has not been introduced to the Attack on Titan series which always is a plus in any industry.

Movie: Attack on Titan
Romaji: Shingeki no Kyojin
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Writer: Hajime Isayama (manga), Yusuke Watanabe, Tomohiro Machiyama
Release Date: August 1, 2015 (Part 1) / September 19, 2015 (Part 2)
Distributor: Toho
Country: Japan

Plot from shingekinokyojin.wikia.com/wiki/Attack_on_Titan_(Live-Action_Movie)
That day, humanity remembered... More than one hundred years ago, Titans suddenly appeared. The majority of the human race was eaten and civilization collapsed. The survivors of the war built three walls to prevent the invasion of the Titans, and kept the peace by securing the living area inside. In one hundred years, the wall has not been broken... until this day.

ATTACK ON TITAN ????? Live Action MOVIE OFFICIALTrailer 2015 #1. The film studio TOHO began streaming the full teaser trailer for the two upcoming live-action Attack on Titan films, the films will open on August 1 and September 19.

Trailer 1

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Jurassic World – Official Global Trailer

22 Apr 2015

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Lets just say curiosity peeked on this one. Trailer 2 or the official Global Trailer to Jurassic World hints at a more sinister dinosaur who can communicate and command others of her kind. One that is a mutant type cross bred dino the size and strength of a T-rex but has more dexterity . One that has intelligence and has a human quality for destruction like hunting for sport. One that seems to want to rule them all and the humans are in the way.
As usual Legendary has been put in charge of a need to reboot franchise just as they did with Godzilla and Batman. You know the ones that previous attempts have butchered to the point that no one would really want to see again. They look like they may have found the formula of resurrection and may succeed with his one if the movie is any way as good as this trailer is. Well on June 12th we will surely find out.

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Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Official Trailer #2

21 Apr 2015

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Openning in theaters December 2015

Not  much to say about this trailer except why does it have to be released in December and not now ?  There is a wow factor in there that for this skeptic of whether it would be good enough to compete with the earlier films of the epic series has me now salivating for the movie. Yea Disney is behind and yea JJ Abrahams also has his hands in it. But in thinking back Disney has done a wonderful job of letting Marvel flourish and JJ has proven he can do some great things in the Sci fi realm as long as he does not over do and change much of the dynamics of the story . Just think Star Trek 1 and 2 . If he sticks with the story arc of the Lucas era then expanded on by the faithful writers  he will be just fine if he stretches into his own image he may run into fan trouble. Thats just my opinion though.  I am hoping that the tone and the feel will be very much like the original trilogy which this trailer seems to indicate and not the overproduced second trilogy prequel.

 


The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features three new leads alongside characters returning from previous Star Wars films

Official Site

Cast
John Boyega as Finn
Daisy Ridley as Rey
Adam Driver
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
Andy Serkis
Domhnall Gleeson
Max von Sydow
Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Kenny Baker as R2-D2
Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie,Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Christina Chong,[7] Miltos Yerolemou, Greg Grunberg,Warwick Davis, Billie Lourd, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, Amybeth Hargreaves, Leanne Bestand Jessica Henwick are cast in unspecified roles.

 

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Star Trek Axanar Full Movie

08 Apr 2015

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Star Trek Axanar is a movie that proves quality does not mean you have to spend a whole lot of money . An impressive project that relies on donations to film is done like a historical documentary of the 4 year war with the Klingons. Without any prejudice this happens to be one of the best indi films that I have seen . Especially those of the Star Trek lore. The special effects and CGI's are top rated by far. The story is one of the more captivating I have seen to date and the acting is superb. I can't wait to see the next installment of this. IMO this should be picked up as a series. But for now they are collecting donations which the links to do so are below.

Information from the Youtube page and links to donate if you want to.

Published on Aug 15, 2014
Axanar is the independent production that proves a feature-quality Star Trek film can be made on a very modest budget -- approximately $70,000 in the case of what you just watched -- and outside of the studio system. Filmed in Hollywood, this effort, our short proof-of-concept film to show what our professional and highly talented cast and crew can deliver, was made possible by generous donations to our first Kickstarter effort by fans like you. You are fans of Star Trek. We are fans of Star Trek. Together we can make amazing things happen!

This 21-minute short film, Prelude to Axanar, premiered Saturday, July 26th, 2014, at San Diego Comic Con, and features Richard Hatch, Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, JG Hertzler and Gary Graham -- Gary reprises his role of Soval from "Enterprise." The makeup and hair was designed by Academy Award winner Kevin Haney and Star Trek veteran Brad Look of Makeup Effects Lab in Hollywood. Top that off with the amazing visual effects of Tobias Richter of The Light Works, and sound by Academy Award winner Frank Serafine, and the result is Prelude to Axanar: something unlike anything you have ever seen before. We have our loyal donors to thank for this and we couldn't be more grateful!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO HELP!
Our first Kickstarter for the feature film was an amazing success -- THANK YOU SO MUCH! It's not too late to help make the feature film happen by clicking the following link to learn more about how you can make a difference and be part of the team!

http://www.startrekaxanar.com/donate/

Be sure to also visit our website and like/follow us on social media!

http://www.startrekaxanar.com
http://www.facebook.com/startrekaxanar
http://www.twitter.com/startrekaxanar
http://www.youtube.com/startrekaxanar

Join us at the official Axanar Fan Group on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/axana...

Special thanks go out to our friends Star Trek: Phase II, Arlandi Landjono, Mika Aarila, Piotr Matusz, Roger Sagdahl, and Paul van der Heu for their contributions to closed captioning Prelude to Axanar!

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Pixels – Official Trailer

22 Mar 2015

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July 24, 2015

In 1982, in the hopes of establishing peaceful communication with extraterrestrial life, NASA launches a time capsule into outer space containing images and footage of Earth life and culture. However, aliens misinterpret enclosed video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, specifically Pac-Man, with the Earth being him, and the aliens being the ghosts. They attack the Earth using the games as models for their various assaults, including Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. President William Cooper (Kevin James) calls upon his best friend since childhood, former 1980s arcader champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), who is now a home theater installer and had a previous relationship with William's wife (Jane Krakowski). After support from Professor Iwatani (Denis Akiyama) to seduce Pac-Man with a pitcher of Kool-Aid turns to him pixelating, Brenner decides to lead a team of retrogamers (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens with various technology similar to those used in games.

Cast

Adam Sandler as Sam Brenner, a former 1980s video game champion, William's childhood best friend, and the leader of the team.
Kevin James as President William Cooper, the President of the United States, Sam's childhood best friend, and a member of the team.
Josh Gad as a conspiracy-theory-obsessed, sad-sack genius with really bad social skills and a member of the team. Unlike the rest of the group, he was a kid in the 1980s.
Peter Dinklage as Sam's brash former video game-playing nemesis and a member of the team.
Michelle Monaghan as a unique weapons developer and specialist for the military, a member of the team, and the love interest for Sam.
Brian Cox as Admiral Porter, a military heavyweight.
Ashley Benson as Lady Lisa, a beautiful warrior from the fictional 1980s video game Dojo Quest.
Jane Krakowski as the First Lady, the wife of President Cooper who once dated Sam.
Sean Bean as Army General.
Denis Akiyama as Toru Iwatani, the creator of Pac-Man.

Cast and Plot summary from Wikipedia

 

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Leonard Nimoy dead at 83

27 Feb 2015

 

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March 26, 1931 - February 27, 2015

One would say the film industry has lost an iconic star today but that would be a dishonor to his name. I think it's more appropriate in saying that the planet lost a true legend in every aspect of the word. Nimoy died at his home in Bel Air rom complications of COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) at the age of 83.

UnknownBest know for his role as a half Human half logical Vulcan character Mr Spock that he played in the eternal original Star Trek series. Who for generations inspired us that loved the show to think of the world differently and in many ways forced us to improve on our beliefs and in many ways raise the bar for ourselves in how we lived. Even more people if you include the ones that may of not like the show but related to the ideals that his character represented. He also stared or participated in one way or another in a mega amount of films, television, games, recording, books, wrote poetry and photography. There is probably much much more that I am missing but the what there is that I can find is hugely impressive. (see full list of his career below)

Ironic as this sounds the first time I saw him was not on Star Trek but reruns of the old Mission Impossible tv series which he played Paris (Season 4-5). It was shortly after that I was introduced again in syndication reruns of Star Trek. Shortly after that it was the documentary series that searched for evidence of the paranormal In Search of. It seemed all the shows that I gravitated to had at one point and time Leonard Nimoy. I like to think in looking back that it was his ability as an actor that gave those shows that extra oomph that made so many flock to them.

In closing I will rewrite what a wrote on a couple of post . May he live long and prosper no matter where the universe may take him now. And I will also add this. May his journey to the here after be as fruitful and may he bring the same joy and professionalism that he gave us on this floating blue rock in space we call Earth.

List compiled from Wikipedia's biography of Leonard Nimoy

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1951 Queen for a Day Chief
1951 Rhubarb Young Ball Player
1952 Kid Monk Baroni Paul 'Monk' Baroni
1952 Zombies of the Stratosphere Narab
1952 Francis Goes to West Point Football player Uncredited
1953 Old Overland Trail Chief Black Hawk
1954 Them! Army Staff Sergeant
1958 The Brain Eaters Professor Cole
1963 The Balcony Roger
1966 Deathwatch Jules Lefranc
1971 Assault on the Wayne Commander Phil Kettenring
1971 Catlow Miller
1973 Baffled! Tom Kovack
1974 Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love Mick
1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. David Kibner Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Mr. Spock Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
1981 Vincent Theo van Gogh
1982 A Woman Called Golda Morris Meyerson Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Captain Spock
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Captain Spock Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Director
1984 The Sun Also Rises Count Mippipopolous
1986 The Transformers: The Movie Galvatron Voice
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Captain Spock Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor
Saturn Award for Best Director
1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Captain Spock
1991 Never Forget Mel Mermelstein
1991 Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories Narrator
1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Captain Spock
1994 The Pagemaster Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde Voice
1995 Titanica Narrator Documentary
1997 A Life Apart: Hasidism in America Narrator Documentary
1997 David Samuel
1998 The Harryhausen Chronicles Narrator Documentary
1998 Brave New World Mustapha Mond
2000 Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Akron / Baraka / King Chandra Voice
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire King Kashekim Nedakh Voice
2009 Star Trek Spock Prime Won – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Critics' Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Scream Award for Best Ensemble
2009 Land of the Lost The Zarn Voice
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sentinel Prime Voice
2012 Zambezia Sekhuru Voice
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Spock Prime Cameo

 

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1954 Dragnet Julius Carver Episode: "The Big Boys"
1956 The West Point Story Tom Kennedy Episodes: "His Brother's Fist", "Cold Peril"
1957
1958 Highway Patrol Harry Wells
Ray Episode: "Hot Dust"
Episode: "Bloody Money"
1957–58 Broken Arrow Apache / Nahilzay / Winnoa 3 episodes
1958 Mackenzie's Raiders Kansas Episode: "The Imposter"
1958–60 Sea Hunt Indio 6 episodes
1959 Dragnet Karlo Rozwadowski Episode: "The Big Name"
1959–62 Wagon Train Bernabe Zamora, et al. 4 episodes
1960 Bonanza Freddy Episode: "The Ape"
1960 M Squad Bob Nash Episode: "Badge for a Coward"
1960 The Rebel Jim Colburn Episode: "The Hunted"
1961 Gunsmoke John Walking Fox / Holt / Arnie / Elias Grice 4 episodes
1960–61 The Tall Man Deputy Sheriff Johnny Swift Episodes: "A Bounty for Billy", "A Gun Is for Killing"
1961 The Twilight Zone Hansen Episode: "A Quality of Mercy"
1961 87th Precinct Barrow
1961 Rawhide Anko Episode: "Incident Before Black Pass"
1963 Perry Mason Pete Chennery Episode: "The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe"
1963 Combat! Neumann Episode: "The Wounded Don't Cry"
1963 The Virginian Lt. Beldon M.D. Episode: "Man of Violence"
1964 The Outer Limits Konig / Judson Ellis Episodes: "Production and Decay of Strange Particles", "I, Robot"
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Vladeck Episode: "The Project Strigas Affair"
1966 Get Smart Stryker Episode: "The Dead Spy Scrawls"
1966 Daniel Boone Oontah Episode: "Seminole Territory"
1966–69 Star Trek Spock 79 episodes
Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1967, 1968, 1969)
1969–71 Mission: Impossible The Great Paris Seasons 4–5; 49 episodes
1973 Columbo Dr. Barry Mayfield Episode: "A Stitch in Crime"
1973–74 Star Trek: The Animated Series Spock (voice) 22 episodes
1976–82 In Search of... Narrator / host 145 episodes
1982 Marco Polo Ahmad Fanakati Miniseries
1983 T. J. Hooker Paul McGuire Episode: "Vengeance is Mine"
1986 Faerie Tale Theatre The Evil Moroccan Magician Episode: "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp"
1991 Star Trek: The Next Generation Ambassador Spock Episode: "Unification", 2-part episode
1993 The Simpsons Himself (voice) Episode: "Marge vs. the Monorail"
1993 The Halloween Tree Mr. Moundshroud Voice
1994–98 Ancient Mysteries Narrator 91 episodes
1995 Bonanza: Under Attack Frank James
1995 The Outer Limits Thomas Cutler Episode: "I, Robot"
1997 The Simpsons Himself (voice) Episode: "The Springfield Files"
1999 Futurama Himself (voice) Episode: "Space Pilot 3000"
2001 Becker Professor Emmett Fowler Episode: "The TorMentor"
2002 Futurama Himself (voice) Episode: "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"
2009–12 Fringe Dr. William Bell Seasons 1–4; 11 episodes
Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television
2012 The Big Bang Theory Action Figure Spock Voice

Directing

1973: Night Gallery, episode: "Death on a Barge"
1981: Vincent, based on the play "Van Gogh" (1979) by Phillip Stephens
1982: The Powers of Matthew Star, episode: "The Triangle"
1983: T. J. Hooker, episode: "The Decoy"
1984: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
1986: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
1987: Three Men and a Baby
1988: The Good Mother
1990: Funny About Love
1994: Holy Matrimony
1995: Deadly Games, episode: "Killshot"

Video games

1999: Seaman, Narrator
2005: Civilization IV, Narrator
2010: Star Trek Online, Mr. Spock / Narrator
2010: Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Master Xehanort
2012: Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Master Xehanort

Music videos

1967: "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" by Leonard Nimoy
1985: "Going Down to Liverpool" by The Bangles
2011: "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars (alternate official video)

Bibliography
Biography

I Am Not Spock (1975) ISBN 9781568496917
I Am Spock (1995) ISBN 9780786861828

Photography

Shekhina photography (2005) (ISBN 978-1-884167-16-4)
The Full Body Project (2008) ISBN 9780979472725
Secret Selves (2010) ISBN 978-0976427698

Screenplays

Vincent (1981), (teleplay based on the play "Van Gogh" (1979) by Phillip Stephens (OCLC 64819808)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) (story by)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) (Story by)

Poetry

You & I (1973) (ISBN 978-0-912310-26-8)
Will I Think of You? (1974) (ISBN 978-0-912310-70-1)
We Are All Children Searching for Love: A Collection of Poems and Photographs (1977) (ISBN 978-0-88396-024-0)
Come be With Me (1978) (ISBN 978-0-88396-033-2)
These Words are for You (1981) (ISBN 978-0-88396-148-3)
Warmed by Love (1983) (ISBN 978-0-88396-200-8)
A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passages of Life (2002) (ISBN 978-0-88396-596-2)

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Tomorrowland

16 Feb 2015

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Release dates
May 22, 2015 US

 
Synopsis and character list from Wikipedia

Frank (George Clooney) and Casey (Britt Robertson) travel to a place somewhere in time and space only known as Tomorrowland where their actions directly affect the world and themselves.
 
George Clooney as Frank Walker, a grizzled inventor
Thomas Robinson as young Frank Walker
Britt Robertson as Casey Newton
Hugh Laurie as David Nix
Raffey Cassidy as Athena
Kathryn Hahn as Ursula
Tim McGraw
Keegan-Michael Key
Judy Greer
Garry Chalk
 

Synopsis from Disney's official page for Tomorrowland

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer & co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Damon Lindelof & Brad Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

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