Farewell to 2013: Favorite Moments from the Year in Entertainment

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I’m racing the clock a bit to squeak in post #1,373 of 2013.  I’ll dwell on the things we covered over the year and the blog itself as we settle back into the rhythms of the normal weekly columns, plus there will be the obligatory, yet fun, end of the year lists.  “Best of” and “Worst of” all leading up to Killing Time’s own Oscars: the 2014 Renaissance Film Awards, which will be given out on the site’s first anniversary (January 28, 2014). Continue reading Farewell to 2013: Favorite Moments from the Year in Entertainment

Robert Downey Jr’s Sgt. Lincoln Osiris from Tropic Thunder Suffers PPSD

Tropic Thunder never quite gelled as the comedy I wanted it to be, but it does contain the most fearless and incendiary comedic performance of the last 25 years. Robert Downey Jr. plays an Australian actor who has his skin surgically darkened to play a grizzled African-American sergeant in a Vietnam War film. Lazarus stays in character 24/7 “until the DVD commentary wraps”. This eight minute doc chronicles Lazarus/Osiris unique mental descent into the throes of PPSD. Just watch.

 

First Official Guardians of the Galaxy Photo and Detailed Synopsis from Marvel! I AM GROOOOOOOT!

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With only hours left in 2013, Marvel has dropped a huge New Year’s Eve gift for fans: the first official photo from August 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy.  We also are given a much more detailed look at what the plot for the film will be.  I cannot even begin to explain how much glee it fills me with to see Rocket and Groot.  If I have one complaint, it’s that Groot is on the small side, but he can change his size so that’s not really that big a deal.  People got a little taste of the Marvel cosmic universe in Thor 2, but Guardians is going to give them a whopping dose of just how much exists outside the confines of Earth (spoiler: it’s a lot). Continue reading First Official Guardians of the Galaxy Photo and Detailed Synopsis from Marvel! I AM GROOOOOOOT!

X-Men vs. Fantastic Four Movie Story Revealed (Rumor)

This is a rumor that’s been crashing around the net over the last 48 hours. I think any plans to crossover are feasible if you already have two established brands. Fox has to prove it can handle the FF first and the X-Men are busy through 2017.

 

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So I was online looking up movie news like I usually do and I came across a rumor stating that Fox is looking to have a shared movie universe  between the X-men franchise and the Fantastic Four Franchise and that they already have the story they are looking to use. The report that came from the The Motley Fool states this:

“Fox owns the rights to the Fantastic Four and the X-Men characters, who are among the most well-known comic book heroes of all time. After multiple movies in their respective franchises, Fox has now decided to combine the Fantastic Four and the X-Men for an “Avengers”-style movie that could pay off huge for shareholders.”

“Based on a 1987 four issue comic called Fantastic Four vs. X-Men, the movie will see the characters against each other because of secrets regarding the Fantastic Four’s origin.”

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Darth Plagueis Trains Young Palpatine! Incredible Star Wars Art by Chris Trevas!

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This is a fantastic piece of Star Wars art by artist Chris Trevas.  It features Emperor Palpatine as a young apprentice training with his master, Darth Plagueis.   Continue reading Darth Plagueis Trains Young Palpatine! Incredible Star Wars Art by Chris Trevas!