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    Thursday
    Nov172011

    Trailer: Elite Squad 2

    This trailer for the Brazilian film Elite Squad: The Enemy Within will blow you away. The film premiered in its home country October of 2010 and quickly became the nation’s highest-grossing film of all time. It’s easy to see why: tense action and thrilling intrigue set against one of the most crime-ridden areas in South America. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within is a sequel to the 2007 award-winning Elite Squad, also from writer/director José Padilha.

    Along with Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, and Maria Ribero, the movie stars Seu Jorge, who readers might know from his turn as the guitar-playing, Bowie-centric musician from Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).

    The sprawling slum that surrounds Rio de Janeiro is one of the most dangerous places on earth, so as the head of Rio's Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE), Captain Nascimento has seen his share of intense situations. When a BOPE mission to stop a jail riot ends in the violent death of a gang leader, Nascimento finds himself accused of a massacre but the citizens of Rio, tired of the crime and drugs that plague their city, embrace him as a national hero. Instead of being fired he finds himself promoted. In his powerful new position, Nascimento brings the gangs that rule the slum to their knees, but quickly discovers that he's only made things even easier for the dirty cops and corrupt politicians that are truly running the game. Now, Nascimento must confront his true enemies, who are much more dangerous and sitting just down the hall. 


    Tuesday
    May312011

    Great Scenes in Shitty Movies! – The LA Geek Podcast

    Out of Los Angeles, California featuring three LA Geeks: Rama, David G. and Scott From LA, arguing about geek culture. You ever see a really crappy movie and then suddenly you’re blown away but just one little scene? Us, too! We each run down our top 3 picks for a great scene in a shitty movie. I can guarantee we won’t agree – AT ALL!

    Listen | MP3 Podcast - 66mb

    Thursday
    May122011

    Priest: Cam Gigandet WonderCon Roundtable - for CoolShite.net

    I had the pleasure of participating in the WonderCon roundtable interviews for the upcoming 3-d film Priest, in theatres May 13.

    I have to admit that I was dismissive of Cam Gigandet mostly out of a wrongheaded opinion of him as another vacuous, pretty-boy actor. I’m happy to say that I was wrong. I found him engaging and self-deprecating. In addition to being a black belt in Krav Maga (which explains the rumours that surround him about a starring role in an Iron Fist movie), he has a grounded quality that seems endemic to those born in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

    On this day, Gigandet, a brunette, was sporting a head of bleached blond hair. As he was sitting down, I asked if his sister, a celebrity hairstylist, had done his hair. When the interview starts you’ll hear him finishing the answer to my question.

    After that, he covered a lot of ground in the short ten minutes of time from his part in Priest with Paul Bettany, the challenge of playing a hero instead of a villain, the upcoming Trespass with Nic Cage and Nicole Kidman, hopes for future superhero roles, and shares some funny stories about his career.

    Listen | MP3 Podcast – 10 megs

    Tuesday
    May102011

    Priest: Paul Bettany WonderCon Roundtable - for CoolShite.net

    I had the pleasure of participating in the WonderCon roundtable interviews for the upcoming 3-D film Priest, in theatres May 13.

    Paul Bettany is one of the most enjoyable people to meet. As well as being thoughtful and interesting in his storytelling, he has a sense for when to be vulgar, funny or proper. As an example, after the interview as he walked away, he called over his shoulder, “Write nice things or I’ll come and kill you.” You can just barely hear that at the end.

    In the roundtable here he goes over how much he enjoyed making Priest, his reaction to the 3-D in the film, why he has been pursuing action roles of late, and what it’s like to be the voice of Jarvis in theIron Man franchise.

    Listen | MP3 Podcast - 9mb

    Monday
    Aug102009

    Legion: Paul Bettany Comic-Con Roundtable - for CoolShite.net

    Our man on the ground, Scott from LA bring us the Legion roundtable with lead actor Paul Bettany, where they talk about Master & Commander 2,  franchises, playing an action hero, stunts, angel wings, controversy and more.

    Synopsis

    In the supernatural action thriller Legion, an out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race.

    When God loses faith in Mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany).

    Legion also stars Dennis Quaid, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Kate Walsh, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton and Willa Holland and is directed by Scott Stewart.

    Special thanks to Sony Picture Australia for setting this up for us.

    Listen | MP3 Podcast – 12 megs