In what may be proof that 1980s is still the go-to decade for Hollywood mining reboot movie gold, Ronda Rousey is tipped to star in the remake of Road House (1989). The original film starred the late Patrick Swayze, whose character James Dalton was brought in as a cooler to clean up a rough bar in Missouri, cleaning up the town in the process. Although not necessary a huge movie at the time, it has gone on to enjoy somewhat of a cult status. Such is the power of the decade that was the eighties. As for Ronda Rousey, an MMA fighter, filling Mr Swayze’s shoes, she was in Furious 7. (Much like fellow MMA fighter, Gina Carano, was in Fast & Furious 6.) Ronda Rousey has been doing a bit of fan lobbying on social media to land the superhero movie acting role of Captain Marvel. She is also ...Read More »
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Steven Spielberg has a little something to say about superhero movies. When one of The Bearded Trio talks, people listen. Particularly when Steven Spielberg is also known as The Bearded One, and he’s talking about movies. In an interview with AP, Spielberg said: “We were around when the Western died and there will be a time when the superhero movie goes the way of the Western. It doesn’t mean there won’t be another occasion where the Western comes back and the superhero movie someday returns. Of course, right now the superhero movie is alive and thriving. I’m only saying that these cycles have a finite time in popular culture. There will come a day when the mythological stories are supplanted by some other genre that possibly some young filmmaker is just thinking about discovering for all of us.” While some are interpreting this as Steven Spielberg predicting the end of ...Read More »
At the 2015 VMAs, Kanye West has announced he’ll be running for President of the United States in 2020. Fortunately Kanye West managed to keep his ego in check, and only announced that he decided to run for President in 2020 in his VMA speech. The former, more arrogant, Kanye simply would’ve commanded that he will be President in 2020. Likely he used his rant and the date to spruik his superior vision. Foresight that is. Kanye West doesn’t look back. With his time in the White House almost up, maybe Obama will go on to launch a similarly successful rap and hip hop music career? It’ll be like looking in the mirror, and all part of the Kanye logic. Some may be wondering what political party Kanye will side with: Democrats or Republican? Clearly they have it all wrong. Kanye West sides with no party. He is the party. ...Read More »
Victoria Beckham is said to be dusting off her Posh Spice moniker once again to be part of the Spice Girls for a reunion next year. The 20th anniversary shows rumoured for 2016 were initially said not to include Victoria Beckham, but it’s said that former Spice Girls manager, Simon Fuller, convinced her otherwise. A source speaking to Closer had the following to say about Posh and the Spice Girls reunion: “She’s now told the girls she will be involved with the shows as much as she can, though she’s not signed up to a series of on-stage performances at this point.” Concerts two decades on from the Spice Girls making it big, will likely take fans back to the hits of the 90s. A time when cassettes still existed and CDs were the new way to listen to music. Things may have changed a bit since then. Victoria Beckham ...Read More »
For a time all has been quiet in the cheese cave. Watching things in the world of cheese slowly mature. Quietly awaiting a celebrity of such undeniable cheesiness, that there’s no choice but to emerge and boldly ask: If they were a type of cheese, what would they be? At long last, such a celebrity has finally proven themselves to have exceptionally cheese-worthy status: Donald J. Trump Looking down on New York from Trump Tower, Donald Trump prepares to save America from aliens, the mandarins, and anything else lacking in greatness. He’s like Tony Stark: Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. But with better hair. And a trump card in showmanship. What kind of an ace in the hole he is for the GOP, will have to wait until that hand is played. Some polls seem to favour him; but then some pols did also initially favour Hitler. Donald Trump. The Donald. ...Read More »
Pierce Brosnan, the 62-year-old actor and former James Bond, has recently shared some intelligence on the world’s most famous secret agent. Brosnan’s tenure as Agent 007 spanned from the somewhat grounded reboot of the franchise with GoldenEye (1995), the first Bond film to not rely on the works of author Ian Fleming, to the fourth and arguably more out there and Roger Moore-like interpretation with Die Another Day (2002). While Pierce Brosnan is keen to see Idris Elba filling James Bond’s shoes (and tailored suit) next, he believes Daniel Craig will be in the role for some time yet. With the twenty-fourth Bond film, SPECTRE (2015) due around late October. In an interview with DETAILS, Pierce Brosnan was asked if he could picture a gay 007, replying: “Sure. Why not? Actually, I don’t know how it would work. I don’t think Barbara would allow a gay Bond to happen in ...Read More »
If Ned Flanders and heavy metal seems to go together like nuts and gum, then the good news is they’re together at last. In these times of metal musical fusion (and confusion when it comes the Metallica and Lou Reed collaboration Lulu) with post-prog-djent-epic-core-metal-ness, one band is forging ahead with the new Nedal style. Combining the goodness and likeness of Ned Flanders, with metal. Times five, it’s like a Flanders family reunion. A googly, doogly. The Nedal band is called Okilly Dokilly, and is known to neighbourly wave from across the fence in its Phoenix, Arizona, USA home. Okilly Dokilly is a quintet, with the band members known as Head Ned, Bled Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned, and Stead Ned. Giving them a fifth Beatle. While they don’t do barbershop, they do still be sharp by keeping their moustaches (or cookie dusters) well-groomed. Along with wearing green sweaters, grey trousers, ...Read More »
“Mamma mia,” as Mario Mario would say. A glitch has been found in the Super Mario 64 game! Apart from arguably being the game which first truly brought 3D platforming to the gaming masses, and bearing the fabled Nintendo Seal of Quality, significant glitches in a flagship Nintendo game are just plain rare. (Aside from that game-breaking Song of the Hero quest ordering glitch in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.) Discovered on Twitch, by DOTA_Teabag, the glitch occurred while collecting the red coins in the Tick Tock Clock stage on the Japanese version of Super Mario 64. The glitch warps the player upwards, skipping a chunk of the stage. Think of the SM64 speedrun potential. Or telling Shigeru Miyamoto you’ve confirmed a glitch in SM64. If someone can replicate the glitch then pannenkoek2012 of YouTube gaming fame is offering a $1,000 reward for proof of it, under the following ...Read More »
The new Fantastic Four (2015) movie was supposed to set things right. Press the big reset button and start up a whole new movie franchise. Fox even went so far as to pull from availability digital copies of the previous two films so as to prevent confusion between the old and new movies. It was supposed to be a fresh start and a palate cleanse. And though people long suspected the new Fantastic Four film was already going to stink, when it did arrive they were found holding their noses and feeling nausea. The reboot left the foul taste of bootlick in the mouths of many moviegoers, for more than four reasons. Director Josh Trank, tweeted and promptly deleted: “A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s reality though.” Suggesting that the studio had meddled too ...Read More »
With the upcoming release of the live-action Attack on Titan films, something rather inconsistent is happening. It’s like commentary on the internet somehow can’t swing both ways. Or even seem to raise its voice. The story of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) may not be quite at the mainstream level of awareness as some other stories, so a very brief recount of the setting may be worthwhile. Set in a stylised quasi-renaissance-industrial age, it’s predominantly a Westernised and European-like walled city where what remains of humanity has built itself inside of to protect it from the attack of Titans. Giant human-like beings intent on eating humans. The human characters, with the exception of half-Asian Mikasa (and her Asian mother), are all Caucasian. The live-action films are Japanese, and as may be expected, Japanese actors have been cast in the two-part movie. This is understandable given the Japanese origins of ...Read More »