15 October 2014

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Featurette - Quicksilver Scene VFX Breakdown

WHAT: "X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Featurette - "Quicksilver Scene VFX Breakdown" (2014). ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ is released on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on October 14, 2014."

11 October 2014

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" Animated Series - #NYCC Test Footage

"Get your first look at Rocket in action in this test footage for the "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" animated series just announced at New York Comic Con and watch for the series in 2015 on Disney XD!" (Text)

26 September 2014

The Reveal of Chris Pratt / Peter Quill AKA Star Lord Headsculpt for "Guardians of the Galaxy" from Hot Toys


If you hadn't noticed by now, when the 1/6 Star-Lord was first revealed by Hot Toys, the headsculpt featuring the likeness of actor "Chris Pratt" was blurred out … although at San Diego Comic Con, the head was "revealed" … now Hot Toys offers up an "official" reveal with studio snaps of Guardians of the Galaxy's "Peter Quill"!

HOT TOY PRESS: "Hey Guardians of the Galaxy fans, the Hot Toys 1/6th scale Star-Lord Collectible Figure has been popular among fans since its first introduction and today we have a great news to share with you all! We are very happy to reveal the latest unmasked head sculpt of our favorite legendary outlaw Star-Lord featuring the likeness of the talented Chris Pratt! "

Trailer #3 for JUPITER ASCENDING

"In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen's reign."
In the TOYSREVIL Universe, most things revolve around my personal sense of interest (self-servingly so), and "Jupiter Ascending" - while piqued my interests when the first trailer came forth - has since fallen by the edge of the milky way, with a slight fear of teetering off into the blackhole oblivion reserved for DVD-viewing … and as "interesting" as the spaces hips and alien life-forms may look, it had better get into my cinemas and soon!

"Jupiter Ascending" premieres February 6th, 2015 in he USA, and Feb 5th in Singapore. Twenty-Thousand Fifteen. Not too sure I could hold out … I can only be so hot for Mila Kunis for so long …

First Look at Star Wars: Episode VII’s Chrome Trooper


Indie Revolver has a "first look" at a "Chrome Trooper" from Star Wars: Episode VII!
"The chrome troopers do not actually wear a hood or covering in the film. The metal collar stands up from the torso armor and curves up on the sides before dipping down again at the back." - reported Indie Revolver, who further speculates; "A couple sources have expressed that the chrome troopers are a private security force for Adam Driver’s character – silver mercenary rent-a-cops rather than true Imperial Forces for Adam Driver’s character. While we’ve not heard this from anyone directly, the most abundant rumor about Driver is that he’s a wealthy aristocrat with an interest in Sith artifacts. "

Official US Trailer 2 for Disney's "Big Hero 6"


Without a doubt one of the most anticipated movie viewing for myself personally when I first saw the trailer, I had admittedly since somewhat lost my enthusiasm for Disney's BIG HERO 6 … after a slew of teasers and TV spots, the actual movie itself seems so "far off" and unreachable, and my attention was divided unto other visual candy since … then this new second trailer appeared, showed new footage, and added further "depth" to the story with introducing the original cheater for "Baymax"… and my interest is renewed again somewhat!

Disney's Big Hero 6 opens in U.S. theatres in 3D November 7, 2014, and November 13th in Singapore (IMDb).

#‎moviememories: Nosferatu and Me


A most memorable film for me, of a past where the screening of this silent film was to have been the end of a "romantic" date out … but instead, a tragi-comedy ensued …

The screening was at the Jubilee Theatre in Raffles Hotel, with a pianist on stage with a Grand Piano and a soundtrack score to accompany the then silent film screening. And being the pretentious prat that I was in the early 2000s (not really, but compared to me now, I was the self-appointed Leader of Prat Nation), I thought it would be oh-so-classy to catch this notion of a film, and mayhap impress the lady! Yes, my brain was too warped from the enormous self ego-tripping lol

I remember we sat in the front row, at the corner of stage left, which was directly in front of the piano. Even more chic than planned!

The film started well and good, and I vaguely remember trying hard to be charmed by the performance, until the moment I drifted off to sleep! Of course the ultimate guffaw was when I woke myself up with my own snore!

My eyes adjusted to the darkened theatre pretty quick, and with swiftly darting eye-balls, I noticed the pianist staring down at me - while professionally tinkling the ivories, of course … and of the immediate attendees surrounding me, staring at me disapprovingly, the old fuddy-duddy posers all!
I turned to my date not so ninja-subtly, and gently whispered and asked her why she did not wake me up, to which she replied "but you slept so soundly, I didn't have the heart to…"

WIN.

My embarrassment knew no bounds, and the darkness seemed to envelope me with taunts and disapproving finger wagging … and but of course we waited till EVERYONE left their seats when the show ended, before we made our way outside and eventually home, our individual homes anyways …

And while I did "blame" her for a short time afters (for letting me snore away), I eventually realized ( years later, when I grew out from my long-fermenting mandolescense) that she was a "keeper". Less the matter of embarrassment, and more for self-comfort, now THAT is a sure winner in my book!

… but alas, we never did go on a second (I was too chicken-shit to ask) and she eventually left the company and I did not keep in touch.

Funnily, as I type this out, the music from the video of Nosferatu played in my earphones, and the tune so far sort of matched the chronicled ups and downs of my "adventure" pretty decently, even if only on the first listen (and even if the music was not the original score anyways). Which made me miss her even more, actually.

I wonder how she is doing these salad days. Married with blessed children no doubt, and letting her husband sleep and snore to his comfort?

But like a sunrise across the beautiful landscape, the memory fades and a new day dawns, and poor old Nosferatu slinks back into his coffin …

Cheers
Andy TOYSREVIL

25 September 2014

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Viral Video - "Homo Sapiens Superior"


Viral marketing for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE has begun with this 4:10mins "Homo Sapiens Superior" featuring filmed "interviews" with scientists who mention he word "mutant" / "mutation" and I find my excitement level piques whenever said word is uttered … funnily, not a single footage of a recognizable X-Men or mutant is shown, well, except for "soccer boy" lol

And before even any footage from the movie is shot, two viral websites now exist: Tandem Initiative (of which the above video is "from") and M Underground- a pro-Mutant website:

TANDEM INITIATVE: "HELPING ADVANCE OUR WORLD AS A WHOLE. We’re inspired by not only what the “genetically gifted” can do, but how they do it, which is why the Tandem Initiative’s stated mission is to re-map the human genome in hopes of further understanding the genetic makeup of both Homo Sapiens as well as Homo Sapiens Superior."
M UNDERGROUND: "Our goal is simple: to expose those who wish to create a rift between humans and the genetically gifted. We will not let our world be torn apart with misinformation. The only “mutant threat” is that which threatens mutants. The truth will be heard. It will be heard here."

The "Animated Adventures of Buffy" by Stephen Byrne


Fan-made intro to an animated "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", made by Stephen Byrne, featuring his illustrative style-spin on the characters from the Joss Whedon classic "live action" television series!
USA Today said: "It’s pretty much the best thing ever, packed with loads of Easter eggs for Buffy and Joss Whedon fans, including: Xander playing with a toy Captain America, Iron Man and Serenity, Dawn in the nothing-but-shrimp world, puppet Angel and more. It’s also making us remember that time a Buffy animated series almost happened, back when Whedon tried to get one off the ground in 2008."

19 September 2014

POPEYE Animation Test


Check out the new Sony Pictures Animation's all-new POPEYE CG feature with a special animation test and introduction from Director Genndy Tartakovsky!

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