Kong:Skull Island

As we end the year and begin another, news of upcoming films has already hit the media. Included in this newly released information is the announcement of a new King Kong film. Sergio Andrade Gutierrez’s favorite gigantic gorilla is back and this time with a cast that may be the envy of the older versions of this primate. Screen rant gives more details about the film on http://screenrant.com/kong-skull-island-2017-casting-jk-simmons/. The article has given details about two actors that have been hired for the movie: Tom Hiddleston and J.K. Simmons. We have seen Hiddleston amaze us as he portrayed Loki in the Avengers and Thor films. While Simmons has also showed us the amazing acting skills and has gained himself a nomination in the best supporting actor category.

Critics and audiences everywhere will have high expectations for this film. As movies have become more digitally centered, we are expecting King Kong to become alive and feel as he could actually be inhabiting Skull Island. Another question may come to mind, will this film surpass the King Kong film directed by Peter Jackson? Jackson’s film made about 550 million dollars at the box office, leaving this new team to aim high. The film hits the big screen in March 2017.

Spoiler Alert: Lego Sets Give Away ‘Avengers 2′ Details

The internet regularly sees headlines with the term “spoiler alert” flashed somewhere in the headline, but now it seems like there could be a chance that the flashing headline that promises to ruin an unseen movie or television episode might need to be included on several toys as well. After all, coordinating the timing of multi-million dollar motions picture and all the potential merchandising is a very tedious affair, and it looks like one major film for 2015 might have tipped the hat a little early.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” has been one of the more anticipated films since the first installment set a number of box office records. The film has been receiving all sorts of buzz and attention grabbing headlines for a few years, but the Lego sets dedicated to the new film might reveal a few things about the plot of the movie that viewers are going to avoid. The Lego building sets are always a popular item, but fans that want to be surprised should probably skip the toy aisle for the time being.

With all the merchandise being dedicated to the new Avengers film, a mild slip up was bound to happen, so BRL Trust understands that. Since the spoilers are technically being theorized from advertisements of the Lego sets, fans will probably let Marvel have this one. After all, there is likely to be a lot of Avengers merchandise hitting the shelves over the next few months.

New York Premiere of “The Interview” Canceled

The New York big screen debut of “The Interview” was canceled, after, according to market watch.com,  various threatening email messages were received regarding the film. The threats are believed to be the next wave of cyber attacks against Sony Entertainment Pictures.

The flick, starred James Franco and Seth Rogen, is themed around an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The North Korean government expressed extreme displeasure several months prior and called the film’s release “an act of terrorism.” While the government there denies involvement with the threats, they did commend the group responsible, calling the act a “great deed.”

The threatening email vowed violent action against any theaters that played the film. The email promised “9-11 like attacks” against the theaters and suggested that people who lived nearby should “leave their homes.”

Carmike Theaters has already pulled the flick from its upcoming list of showings. Actors Rogen and Franco have canceled all media appearances related to the movie.

The New York debut of “The Interview” was set to play at Manhattan’s Sunshine Cinema. The venue, owned by Landmark Theaters, axed the film.

The group Guardians of the Peace, the same group that has been responsible for numerous cyber attacks against Sony throughout 2014, is believed to be responsible for the threat.

Teen Titans Tv show in the works

The Teen Titans have been featured in several animated shows including one that is still airing on Cartoon Network. But it has now been announced that TNT is working on a live action version of the team.  I heard about this the other day while reading about Laurene Powell Jobs.
The Teen Titans have been popular in comics for years. This super hero team features sidekicks from many of DC’s most popular super heroes. Characters like Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Speedy, and Kid Flash have all graced the pages of the popular comic. The comic has been running off and on since the seventies. 
A live action tv show had been rumored for years and now Geoff Johns has stated that a pilot is being shot next year. The show would likely be an hour long and it would air on TNT. This is a positive sign for all Teen Titans fans. Geoff Johns also stated that Nightwing, the adult version of Robin would be in the show. 
The Teen Titans show will add to the growing list of comic book related shows on television today. This trend used to be small, but it seems like every network now has a successful television show based on comic books. If you are wondering where your next favorite show might come from, then you need to check out your local comic book store today. You just might find your next favorite media property or you might run into a television executive looking for the next big thing. 

Taylor Swift Owned the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

It isn’t hard to see that Taylor Swift has been owning 2014, her new album is amazing, her wardrobe is amazing (these days), and it looks like her good girl image is taking a backseat to a more sophisticated and sassy woman. Once a shy and adorable new kid on the block now a sexy kitten, Taylor is taking the world by store.

Last year Taylor performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show and while her performance was great some felt that she could have been more present. One angel even spoke publicly about feeling like Taylor just didn’t fit in at the event, and last year that wouldn’t be hard to believe considering Taylor was much less the outspoken and not as open to her sensual side. 

Well this year when asked back to the Fashion Show Taylor was more than happy to join the crew as long as that angel that didn’t think she fit in wasn’t there. I was reading about this while reading about Kenneth Griffin the other day.  Not much to anyone’s Surprise Jessica Hart ( the angel in question) was axed from the show and Taylor happily took the stage and had a blast belting out her hits and even walking the runway with her BFF Lily Aldridge. 

Taylor looked breathtaking throughout the show, she wore every stitch of lingerie with confidence and her performance was flawless. She fit right in with the other angels and showed us all why this is her year.

Roberto Orci Sets The Record Straight on Star Trek 3

Who would think the third Star Trek film would be one associated with a host of production problems? Paramount has shut down production on the film and appears to be throwing the script out. Roberto Orci, the director, has been replaced. He is still remaining on as the producer of the project. In all reality, my friend Mark Ahn is right that “Producer” is a nebulous term since it can refer to someone who is heavily involved with the project or someone who is only minimally involved. Orci has decided to set some things straight by giving an interview on the subject.

Per Orci, the rumors that Paramount hated the time travel plot associated with the film’s script are not true. Specifically, the rumor that the script dealt with Vulcans and the Star Trek crew going back in time to stop planet Vulcan from blowing up has no basis in reality because there was (is) no time travel element in the script.

Get that? Time travel was never part of the plot.

Orci has also noted that he is still going to have a hands-on role in the film. He has not been given the total boot. Whatever the total story surrounding what has happened probably will never be known. Sure, when a book about the new films is written in the future, more details are going to be revealed. Right now, Paramount is keeping a tight lid on things.

Original director J.J. Abrams has moved on and will be directing the Star Wars franchise.

Toho Crafting New Godzilla Film

A new Godzilla movie is on the horizon. If you are thinking this means there is a sequel to the recent American Godzilla film being planned, you would be partially correct. Toho Films of Japan is gearing up for production on a new homegrown Godzilla film, the 29th in the series.

In a major surprise, Toho’s contract with the American producers (Legendary and Warner Bros.) does not bar the Japanese company from making its own film. Such was not the case in 1998 when the first (and really awful) American Godzilla film was produced.

You could say Godzilla comes and goes.

The first end of the line for Toho Godzilla films was in 1974 with Terror of Mechagodzilla. The series due to terrible box office returns. In 1984, the series began anew and ended with the death of Godzilla in Godzilla vs. The Destroyer. The series was rebooted with Godzilla 2000 and then ended with Godzilla: Final Wars. 

Really, anyone who would think Toho was going to forever and ever stop making Godzilla movies is only dreaming. Businessman Igor Cornelsen agrees that no successful movie franchise ever ends. They just go on hiatus. With the success of the new Bond movies, we could even see the return of Matt Helm. (Matt Helm was a really bad Bond knockoff starring Dean Martin) 

Toho made bank with its Godzilla series so a new run of new movies makes more sense now than ever before. The America remake was a massive hit and a sequel to that film comes forth in 2018.

The new Toho Godzilla movies is going to go into production in summer 2015.

One of My Favorite Celeb Photographers: Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson is one of the most famous photographers in the fashion world. He has photographed all of the greatest models in history, and he has worked with all of the greatest fashion periodicals. When you see a picture that was taken by Terry Richardson, you will know it. He has an aesthetic all his own, but he has adapted to the way that the fashion world is changing. He started with the greats, and he works with the greats even today.

The Perspective

The perspective that Terry brings to all his photographs is something that you do not get in other pictures. He is typically shooting for a company that wants to sell their products, but he is able to make the model and the products look good. He can direct a model to get in the just the right light to make her look perfect, and he is able to show the creative director the right direction for that shoot. He does more than many other photographers, and his work pays off in the shots he does.

Reading

When people read through the portfolio that features Terry’s work, they will find a consistent theme in all his photos. He puts the model front and center, but he does not allow either the model or the products to rule the shot. Every picture he has ever used is a shot into the mind that takes those pictures.

The Future

Terry Richardson plans to work far into the future, and he has a number of shoots lined up. You will be able to see his pictures all over the world, as well as music videos that he’s directed, and you will be able to track his career if you are interested in photography. His pictures are a wonderful thing that you can learn from, and you will be able to model yourself after his pictures.

When you want to learn more about the photography world, you should work with Terry Richardson. You can contact him for help, and you will be able to look over his pictures that show you how you should develop your career in the fashion industry.  Or just check out one of his books, to see his body of work.