Now that Disney owns a good chunk of everyone’s childhood for the foreseeable future, it’s all just one big happy Disney-Pixar-Lucasfilm-Marvel family. So when Karen Gillan had to shave her head for the role of Neubla in Guardians of the Galaxy, that gorgeous hair just didn’t get swept down the drain— it was donated to the Star Wars VII props and costume department, where it will be turned into a wig, or a beard, or maybe even a long, luscious, fiery merkin for some alien race.
I’m just gonna rip off io9/Topless Robot writer Rob Bricken here, because it sums the whole thing up pretty well: "Oh? You think you’re finally getting ready to make a Justice League movie? That’s nice. We have our next 40 movies planned out. I think we’re going to do Squirrel Girl, too. Not because we think she’s a good character, mind you, but just because if we manage to make a Squirrel Girl movie before you figure out how to make a Wonder Woman movie it’ll be hilarious."
Speaking to TMZ, director Richard Donner says that he has every intention on doing a sequel to the 1986 film The Goonies, and that he’s going to try to bring back as much of the original cast as possible. Can Jeff Cohen still do the truffle shuffle? Probably not too well anymore, but still super excited about this.
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have gotten kind of old, but time is always kind to a giant furry suit, and so with the filming of Star Wars VII underway, it sounds like Peter Mayhew will be returning as Chewbacca, because until he starts getting shorter, he’s probably got this Star Wars thing locked.
For nearly his entire life, spanning most of the life of the talking motion picture, Mickey Rooney was there. As a child star, as a teen box office draw, and well into his 80s, Mickey Rooney was there. RIP you master of stage and screen.
And just for something different, here’s a great outtakes reel of Mickey Rooney having a really bad day shooting a promo for his show ‘Mickey’ from 1964.
The newest Marvel Studios flick, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in theaters now, much to the delight of many fans. Marvel Studios has been making bigger and better comic book flicks lately, and this one looks no different. But how does it do? Is it another great flick, or should it have stayed frozen in a river?
Jumping into a market already populated with products like Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast as well as game consoles like the Xbox One and PS4, Amazon announced yesterday the Amazon Fire TV, a set top streaming box with game controller. The $99 box (controller sold separately) streams movies, TV shows and Android games and apps through your TV like the other guys, but it also an X-ray that auto-populates your Kindle with IMDB info on what you’re watching as well as where on Amazon you can find different products in movies etc.