According to Cinematical, Bruce Willis could possibly play The Thing in the reboot/remake/”the new” Fantastic Four.
The Die Hard star is wanted to play Ben Grimm on screen during the opening credits sequence, which will quickly present the team’s origins, and then voice the orange, rocky character after his transformation.
Is Marvel only looking for bald actors to play the part?
Don’t they understand that you can also shave someone? Does balding really gives you an advantage to play a mutant human rock, in cgi no less?
Cinema is an art. But many directors can’t exactly compare to the great painters of the past. If some of them had a pencil in their hands, they would probably be drawing lame comic strips. I think there’s a lot to be learned from paintings when it comes to composition, colors and visual narration. Ok, paintings can’t exactly tell a complex story, but a great one can make you wonder for a moment. Can you say the same thing for the movies of the last few years?
Rocky Coastal Landscape in a Storm - Philip Jacques de Loutherbourg
Bruce Lee was a bad ass. I think that’s pretty much a fact. There’s no doubt that Ip Man’s training played a huge part in his life, but let’s not also forget that alimentation in training is almost half the battle. You could have the best trainer in the world, but if you eat fast food, it’s still bad for your body.
(more after the jump)
So since we live in a nutritionally conscious modern society, I thought it would be interesting to list Bruce Lee’s diet. Here’s an article by Motley Health:
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 1: Avoid Refined Flour
Generally Bruce Lee avoided refined flour. So, he did not eat many baked foods such as biscuits and cakes, which he described as being “empty calories”. It is worth mentioning that today many people attribute irritable bowel syndrome to the excess consumption of refined flours. His philosophy was not to consume calories that did not provide some benefit to the body.
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 2: Chinese Food
Bruce Lee enjoyed Chinese food, as he felt that western food was often too bland. Some of his favourite Chinese dishes were beef in oyster sauce and tofu. However, he loved to eat steak and liver too, but overall preferred the more balanced approach of Asian dishes. He felt that often Western food placed too much emphasis on protein and fat and not enough on carbohydrates from vegetables, rice, pasta etc.
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 3: Avoid Dairy Food
Bruce Lee did not like dairy food, and only ate dairy as part of protein drinks, usually using powdered milk instead of fresh milk.
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 4: Smaller Portions and More Meals
For Bruce Lee concentration on the type of foods eaten were not the only important consideration, the size of portions and number of meals were just as important. Bruce Lee would usually consume four or five smaller meals a day rather than a couple of large meals, plus some healthy snacks such as fruits. Today body builders often follow similar eating habits, eating high protein meals approximately every four hours to ensure the body has a good supply of proteins to help build and repair muscle tissue. Eating more often than every four hours can put too much pressure on the digestive system, leading to indigestion. This is another reason why constant snacking is not good for you.
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 5: Drink Protein Drinks
Bruce Lee consumed one or two protein drinks every day, plus fruit smoothies too. Although his protein drinks varied, they generally consisted of:
Non-instant powdered milk - which is reported to have a higher concentration of calcium than other forms of powdered milk
Eggs - sometimes with the shells
Wheat germ / wheat germ oil
Brewers yeast (contains concentrated B vitamins, which are essential in the release of energy from carbohydrates).
Inositol supplement (Inositol is found in many foods, particularly in cereals with high bran content. Inositol plays an important part in the health of cell membrane, in particular the specialized cells in the brain, bone marrow, eyes and intestines. The function of the cell membrane is to regulate the contents of the cell, which makes effective functioning of the cell possible).
Lecithin - taken in granular form. (Lecithin is a mixture of glycolipids, triglycerides, and phospholipids. It is needed by every cell in the body and is a key building block of cell membranes; without it, they would harden. Lecithin protects cells from oxidation).
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 6: Take Dietary Supplements
Bruce Lee also took many mineral and vitamin supplements. Today there is a much greater variety of supplements on offer than there were when Bruce Lee was training. Knowledge about how different supplements interact and benefit us has advanced a great deal since the 1960′s, as a result there may be better and more efficient supplements available than the ones listed below. However, here are some of the supplements Bruce Lee is known to have taken:
Rose hips (liquid form)
Wheat germ oil
Natural protein tablets (chocolate flavour)
Acerola – C
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 7: Increase Carbohydrates by Juicing and Blending
Bruce Lee knew that carbohydrates are essential for people with very high activity levels. It was for this that he regularly consumed fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies. Fruit and vegetables provide the richest source of carbohydrates, so Bruce Lee would often make juices/smoothies comprising of carrots, celery, apples, bananas and some parsley.
Usually carrots would make up one half of the contents of the drink, the remaining being split between the other fruits and vegetables. He also sometimes used green leafy vegetables, again with a large proportion of carrot juice to help offset the bitterness of the green leafy vegetables.
Juicing fresh fruit and vegetables is a great way to consume high quality carbohydrates. Juicing allows the body to assimilate many nutrients more easily. The enzymes in the juiced vegetables are also organic catalysts that increase the rate at which food is broken down and absorbed. Many enzymes are destroyed when vegetables are cooked, especially if boiled, therefore consuming raw fruit and vegetables is best. Some nutritionists suggest that for better health and more energy, approximately half of the carbohydrates consumed should come from raw fruit and vegetables.
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 8: Eat Honey and Ginseng
Bruce Lee often drank a Royal jelly and ginseng drink to give him a quick boost. These drinks are very small, and provide a very quick release of energy. Royal jelly contains B-complex vitamins, including a high concentration of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), acetylcholine, hormones, and eighteen amino acids. It also contains trace of many minerals, trace amounts of vitamin C, some enzymes, as well as antibacterial and antibiotic components. Contrary to claims by many of those promoting its use, vitamins A, D, and E are completely absent from royal jelly.
Bruce Lee Diet: Sample Meals
Obviously Bruce Lee’s diet would have varied greatly during the 1960′s and early 1970′s as his training methods evolved, but here is what is possibly one of his typical days meals:
Food: A bowl of muesli cereal, comprised of whole grains, nuts, and dried fruits, plus 2% milk (semi skimmed). Beverage: Orange Juice and/or tea.
Juice or Protein Drink: Protein powder, non-instant powdered milk made with water or juice, eggs, wheat germ, bananas, peanut butter. Brewer’s yeast was frequently added.
Food: Meat, vegetables, and rice. Beverage: Tea.
Juice or Protein Drink: see ingredients for morning-snack protein drink.
Food: Spaghetti and salad, or another meal of rice, vegetables, and meat, chicken, or seafood. Beverage: One glass of 2% milk and/or tea.
What’s a script? A huge pile of paper? Throw that in the garbage will you, I’m too busy developping movies about softwares on my ipod.
-Producer of Angry Birds: The Movie
Another sad day for Hollywood. I can see this becoming a minor hit in the style of Dreamworks, and in 3D! Because you can’t just watch stuff being destroyed by birds in 2D. It begs for an extra dimension.
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the name Robocop, usually I think about one thing: A badass robot.
In fact, Robocop is so badass that in that game they decided that he would just go on a rampage. Yes, Robocop is pissed off! Why? Because…there are people…running on the streets…Ok, we don’t really care about the reason in the first place because you’re playing as Robocop.
You punch motorcycles and they explode! How awesome is that? You punch dogs too, quite a lot, but…it’s not the same (slight deception).
Dogs are vicious. They can kill you quite fast if you don’t work on your reflexes. You may be an ultimate war machine, but dogs will end your robotic days in no time. The real title of the game should be : Robocop vs german shepherds and running dudes.
Movie I'm HYPED for : Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (20??)
If there ever was a director born to direct an adaptation of Don Quixote, that man is without a doubt Terry Gilliam. Not only is he a dreamer, but he also fought harder to make this (still) unachieved movie than almost any direct in film history.
Even months ago, when things started to look good once again, the producers backed out.
Over the years, changes were made to make the project less expensive. The story will take place in modern times, like Fisher King. Jean Rochefort and Johnny Depp were replaced by Robert Duval and Ewan McGregor.
It doesn’t really matter is you liked the ending of Lost, or the movie Cloverfield. This is J.J. Abrams doing an homage to the old school Steven Spielberg (think more like Jaws, Close Encounters, Duel, E.T.) PRODUCED by the man itself. Come to think of it, maybe it’s a little bit masturbatory, but neverthenless pretty awesome! The old Spielberg was the best.
We don’t know the plot, which adds a suspense (mystery box). We do know though that it’s somehow related to Area 51. As long as Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum aren’t involved, I’m in.
cast: Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Terrence Howard, Steve Buscemi.
Jack Kerouac was a genius. Even if I’m scared about the idea of a movie adaptation of such a lyrical book, I trust Francis Ford Coppola as a producer. So far the casting is impressive (Riley, Mortensen, Adams, Dunst, Stewart) and I also like that they’re shooting in Quebec!
*extra trivia: My grandfather was friends with Jack Kerouac as a kid.
cast: Robert Downey Jr and Blake Lively or Scarlett Johansson
release date: 2012
It’s hard to imagine how one could dislike Children of Men. It was quite possibly amongst the 10 best sci-fi pictures of the decade. So when the news came that Alfonso Cuaron was planing to make another sci-fi movie, all I could think was: Please sir, may I have some more?
There’s a rumor that the opening shot lasts 20 minutes. Could it be the new 2001? We’ll see in time, but I have some doubts if Blake Lively is the main lead. I have yet to see her act to know if it’s a good sign or not.
Last year, it was announced that Steven Spielberg had bought the rights to the novel Pirate Latitudes, written by Michael Crichton. Remember 17 years ago when Spielberg bought the rights to one of his books? That became Jurassic Park! Remember when he did a sequel to that movie 4 years later? That became the disaster known as The Lost World!
Stallone is far from being my favorite actor, but I find his story inspirational.
Stallone wanted two things in life:
1.To become an author.
2.To become an actor.
By the time you’re 30, if you’re an actor and you still haven’t got a good part in a play or movie, you know that you probably failed. Because as you grow older, the best roles will usually go to experienced actors. At 30 years old, Stallone wasn’t exactly what you would call “a star”… or even “an actor”. At best, he had bit parts.
Rocky: I been comin’ here for six years, and for six years ya been stickin’ it to me, an’ I wanna know how come! Mickey: Ya don’t wanna know! Rocky: I wanna know how come! Mickey: Ya wanna know? Rocky: I WANNA KNOW HOW! Mickey: OK, I’m gonna tell ya! You had the talent to become a good fighter, but instead of that, you become a legbreaker to some cheap, second rate loanshark! Rocky: It’s a living. Mickey: IT’S A WASTE OF LIFE!
His wife would ask him to get a real job, one that would help to pay the bills and bring food on the table, but he refused. In his mind, that would have been like turning his back on his dream. Understandably, casting agents would turn him down. With his droopy eyes, his mouth and his voice, Stallone was pretty atypical.
"I am not handsome in a classic sense: the eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren’t straight, the voice sounds like a mafioso polar bear […] When god was desinging me, the doorbell rang and the clay fell off the table" -Sylvester Stallone
Most people ignore that he looks that way because he was pulled by the forceps at birth.
So at 30 years old, Stallone was broke. He would often go squatt the library and write stories on a notepad. It was around that time that he discovered, through Edgar Allan Poe’s work, his passion for writing. He wanted to touch and inspire people to overcome obstacles.
"You don’t like my house? Does my house stink? That’s right-it stinks! I didn’t have no favors from you! Don’t slum around me. Talkin’ about your prime. What about my prime, Mick? At least you had a prime! I didn’t have no prime. I didn’t have nithin’! Leg’s are goin’, everything is goin’. Nobody’s getting’ no nothin’. Guy comes up, offers me a fight. Big deal. Wanna fight the fight? Yeah, I’ll fight the big fight. I wouldn’t wanna fight. Know what’s gonna happen to me? I’m gonna get that! I’m gonna get that! And you wanna be ringside to see it? Do ya? You wanna help me out? Huh? Do you wana see me get my face kicked in? Leg’s ain’t workin’, nothing’s workin’, but they go, "Go on, fight the champ." Yeah, I’ll fight him. Get my face kicked in. And you come around here. You wanna move in here with me? Come on in! It’s a nice house! Real nice. Come on in and move. It stinks!"
Things started to move, he sold his first script (Paradise Alley) for 100$. But that still wasn’t enough to make ends meet. His wife was unhappy and his relationship started to get shaky.
At the time, Stallone’s best friend was Butkus, his flatulent dog. He would often sit by his side while he was writing and help to cheer him up. Maybe he was smelly, but at least Butkus’ love was unconditional. A dog doesn’t care if you’re a failed actor or not. Sadly, his financial situation forced him to pawn everything he owned, including his good old dog. So one night he went in front of a liquor store and he ended up selling him for 25 bucks! Stallone often said that it was the lowest day of his life. He cried all night. Here he was, broke and pretty much alone in the world.
But as we know, things would soon start to change.
WANNA LISTEN TO THE COMPLETE SCOTT PILGRIM SOUNDTRACK LEGALLY?
The music of Scott Pilgrim is awesome.
You’ll probably think that it’s more of an opinion, but when you have Beck, Metric and Broken Social Scene on a movie soundtrack, it becomes a fact. If you still have doubts, listen to the Beck Songs (Sex Bob-Ombs).
Make no doubt about it, director Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) sure is creative. So much in fact that it’s getting hard to keep track on his latest projects. Is it Frankenstein, Meg the giant shark, a new Hellboy, a new spanish movie? We never know!
So for now, it would appear that he has signed with THQ (Red Faction, Saints Row) to develop a video game. That hasn’t been confirmed quite yet, but the Los Angeles Times believes that he’s finalizing a deal with them. We could speculate about an horror/fantasy game probably?
Could this also be linked to the new THQ studio in Montreal? This needs confirmation.
Del Toro wouldn’t be the first. Steven Spielberg has explored that field ever since the PC game The Dig in 1995. But video games do have a lot of potential for a new interractive and engaging narrativity. The game Heavy Rain on PS3 is perhaps one of the greatest exemples.
Scott Bakula, star of the tv series Quantum Leap, says that we could expect a movie in development soon.
As I’m sure that some of you aren’t exactly familliar with that tv show, here’s the concept according to Wikipedia:
In each episode, Sam leaps into a new host, often finding himself in dangerous, embarrassing, or otherwise compromising positions, and with Al’s help (and that of his colleagues, who have access to information from the future), he tries to right some wrong or misfortune in the life of that person or someone close to them.
Personally, the show is one of my ultimate guilty pleasures (with Cheers and a few other shows). The potential here is incredible. If the producers play their cards right, they could have the next Back to the Future.
I think someone like Justin Long or James Franco could be a great lead.
*update on the Youtube situation : they disabled the revenue sharing on my review of Scott Pilgrim.
On september 13 I’ll delete every video that could possibly contain some copyright infrigement. I need to do this in order to be clean when I’ll apply for partnership.
The music used in the videos will be protected by fair usage/use, which states that it’s not conscidered copyright infrigement to use music if it’s for a review/news/comment. In other words, using the soundtrack of the movie is permitted (since it’s directly linked to the subject).
Fair Dealing - Canada :
"29 Fair dealing for the purpose of criticism or review does not infringe copyright if the following are mentionned”
and for the US
The 1961 Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law cites examples of activities that courts have regarded as fair use: “quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment; quotation of short passages in a scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the author’s observations; use in a parody of some of the content of the work parodied; summary of an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report; reproduction by a library of a portion of a work to replace part of a damaged copy; reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson; reproduction of a work in legislative or judicial proceedings or reports; incidental and fortuitous reproduction, in a newsreel or broadcast, of a work located in the scene of an event being reported.”
I love a good looking movie. Sadly, we never acknowledge the work of a great director of photography. Usually all the fame goes to the director, who plays the role of the orchestrator. You can have the best actors in the world, and the most wonderful shots in mind, but without proper lightining you would go nowhere.
Christopher Doyle is perhaps Australian, but his art contributed to some of the most wonderful asian films of our time. So here’s a tribute to his work:
Music is an important componant of the Scott Pilgrim universe. Not only is the character in a band of his own (Sex Bob-Omb), but the comics are also filled with references to various musicians. The movie is no different. Since we’re at the brink of it’s release, let’s see what inspired Brian O’Malley (and consequently, our friend Edgar Wright).
PLUMTREE/"Scott Pilgrim" and "Go!"
Not only is Scott’s name directly inspired by that 90’s Canadian band, but you can also clearly see Scott wearing the yellow Massive Teen Fainting t-shirt.
SMASHING PUMPKINS/"1979" and “Infinite Sadness”
Scott has two t-shirts of the band, a chapter is named and the infinite sadness.
SLOAN/”Can’t Face Up”
Sloan even helped a little on the movie if we trust the set pictures.
SUPER FRIENDZ/”10 lbs”
Has been named by Brian O’Malley as part of the non-official comics soundtrack.
FRANK BLACK/”I Heard Ramona Sing”
Not only does it have the Scott Pilgrim sound, but it’s also about a girl called Ramona. Yes, it’s pretty obvious.
01 Plumtree - Scott Pilgrim 02 Joel Plaskett - When I Have My Vision 03 The Flying Burrito Brothers - To Ramona 04 Thrush Hermit - Oh Man! (What To Do?) 05 Wilco - Someday Soon 06 Big Star - O My Soul 07 Sloan - Can’t Face Up 08 Guster - Ramona 09 Old 97s - Stoned 10 Super Friendz - 10 lbs 11 Beachwood Sparks - By Your Side 12 Cuff The Duke - Long Winter 13 David Bowie - Let’s Spend The Night Together 14 The Mamas And The Papas - Dedicated To The One I Love
SCOTT SONGS #2
01 The Replacements - Left Of The Dial 02 Castanets - Industry And Snow 03 Uncle Tupelo - Grindstone 04 Frank Black - I Heard Ramona Sing 05 Pluto - The Goodbye Girl 06 The Parkas - My Life Of Crime 07 Neil Young - Borrowed Tune 08 Guitar Wolf - Summertime Blues 09 Plumtree - Your Mouth Shoots Off 10 Zumpano - Let’s Fight 11 Old 97s - Let The Idiot Speak 12 Neko Case - Honky Tonk Hiccups 13 The Dream Syndicate - The Days Of Wine And Roses 14 Elf Power - O What A Beautiful Dream
SCOTT SONGS #3
01 Everclear - My Sexual Life 02 Bontempi - Diabolica 03 Ash - Envy 04 Thrush Hermit - Darling Don’t Worry 05 The Go! Team - Panther Dash 06 Neva Dinova - Brooklyn 07 Neuseiland - Five Easy Pieces 08 Spoon - Shake It Off 09 Stephen Malkmus - Baby C’mon 10 Sloan - Stand By Me, Yeah 11 The Bluetones - Sleazy Bed Track 12 The New Pornographers - It’s Only Divine Right 13 Of Montreal - Requiem For O.M.M. 2 14 Gordon Downie - Pillform No. 2 15 The Smashing Pumpkins - Infinite Sadness 16 The Carrie Nations - In The Long Run