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Check out the trailer for Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming movie Broken City set to be released on January 18th, 2013. I am a huge Mark Wahlberg fan and this just movie adds to his huge list of badass movies he already has done or coming out in the future. Russell Crowe plays the villain in this one, another great actor.

1. Hughes actually had an elaborate dance sequence choreographed for Matthew Broderick to perform during the “Danke Schoen/Twist and Shout” parade number (for which 10,000 actual Chicagoans showed up to watch after an announcement was made that a John Hughes movie would be shooting in the city center), but it was all scrapped because Broderick badly injured his knee filming the scene in which Ferris runs through his neighbors’ backyards.

2. The dirge-like song that Cameron sings to himself while lying in his sick bed (“Let my Cameron go”) is an old spiritual called “Go Down, Moses” credited to the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1871. The actual lyrics were “When Israel was in Egypt’s land: Let my people go/Oppress’d so hard they could not stand, let my people go.” You can see the scene here.

3. Although they were playing high-school classmates, Mia Sara and Alan Ruck (Sloane and Cameron) were more than 10 years apart in age. Sara was 18 when she filmed the movie, while Ruck was a few months shy of his 30th birthday.

4. Ben Stein’s entire economics lecture (“Something D-O-O economics. Voodoo economics.”) was improvised. Said Stein later, “John Hughes asked me to ad-lib two scenes: One, teaching, which was something I was familiar with, and, two, taking attendance. When I finished the [teaching] scene, everyone on the set was gathered around and started applauding. I thought they were applauding because they’d learned something about economics. I later learned they were applauding because it was so boring.”

5. In 1990, a TV spin-off called simply “Ferris Bueller” debuted on NBC. It lasted less than one season, but is notable for being the first starring role for young Jennifer Aniston. (She played Jeannie.)

6. Two other last-minute edits still leave their marks on the finished film. There was supposed to be a longer sequence at Chez Quis in which the main trio marvels at the fact that the restaurant serves pancreas. Although the scene was cut, it is referenced near the end of the film when Ferris tries to convince Cameron that they had a good day, one of his examples being that “we ate pancreas.” Also, when Ferris first calls Cameron in the beginning of the movie, he is drawing a nude woman on his computer. She was supposed to end up on the Jumbotron at Wrigley Field, but the sequence was cut. One thing that was removed entirely was a scene involving Ferris telling some Chicago call-in-radio hosts that he was the first teenager launched into space by NASA. It was supposed to create a whole subplot for the film, but it was excised following the Challenger disaster in early 1986.

7. In the original version of the movie, Ferris had two younger siblings who were almost completely edited out of the final release. However, look closely during the scene early on when Ferris’ dad calls from his office to check in on Ferris. Behind him is a framed family portrait featuring more kids than just Ferris and Jeannie. It would also explain why the family had kiddy drawings so prominently displayed on the fridge. (They were actually done by Hughes’ 6-year-old son.)

8. Almost all of the license plates visible in the movie reference a John Hughes film (except for the Ferrari’s classic “NRVOUS,” which is self-explanatory). Ferris’ mom’s plates say “VCTN” (Hughes wrote the screenplay for National Lampoon’s “Vacation”), his dad’s say “MMOM” (Hughes wrote the screenplay for “Mr. Mom”), his sister’s say “TBC” (Hughes wrote and directed “The Breakfast Club”), and Mr. Rooney’s car says “4FBDO” (for “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”).

9. The actors who played Ferris’ parents, Lyman Ward and Cindy Pickett, actually got married after filming and were together for six years before divorcing in 1992.

10. Did Chez Quis — the “snooty” French restaurant that Ferris, Cameron and Sloane B.S. their way into — look familiar? It’s a real place called L’Orangerie (located in West Hollywood, Calif., not Chicago), and it’s appeared in movies ranging from “St. Elmo’s Fire” (when Emilio Estevez brings Andie McDowell there on a date) to “Brewster’s Millions” (when Richard Pryor treats a horde of random strangers to lunch there) to “Intolerable Cruelty” (when George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones’ first meeting takes place there).


Here is a viral video going around of Cookie Monster revealing himself as Batman. One of the most commonly recognizable characteristics of him is his gravelly, growling voice. In the first few Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” film series, Batman’s voice was a little more than just rough and gravelly and drew large debate which is what recently sparks this viral video.

I personally do not mind his voice, I enjoy the movie and move on at the end of the day. I am not saying they could have noticed it early and had him change his voice a little, but it is over and done with. It is a good series and Christian Bale is great as Batman too.

Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in the 1990s FOX animation series, discussed the topic at length at Chicago’s pop culture conference C2E2 in 2008 and said the following:

“Christian Bale is an excellent actor, he just got steered wrong,” Conroy commented. “Obviously someone should have stopped him and said, ‘You sound ridiculous.”

While Conroy’s comments were applauded, there was one reader that posted such character direction was inspired by the original comics:

“The growling voice is not an original idea: it is referenced in the comics,” Brad wrote on “In “Knightfall”, Robin makes a reference to Batman’s “gravelly” voice while talking to Nightwing. Yes, the purpose is two-fold: cover his identity, and to be intimidating. I grew up watching Batman on television, and wondered why no one recognized the voice of well-known Bruce Wayne.”

Earlier this afternoon I went and saw The Expendables 2 with my brother and honestly, it was fucking awesome. I very much enjoyed it and I did definitely got my monies worth from it. I even enjoyed it more than the first one, which I still love.

I have read some reviews, from all over the place, and while I understand people have their own opinions, this movie was just not as terrible as these reviewers are describing it as. If you do not think you are going to like the movie going into it, then why see it? If it is purely because you have to review it, then for fuck sakes at least take the movie for what it is and think it is the worst movie out there, because I can definitely name movies that are far much worse that have been made. There are so many out there yet alone with endings that just do not make sense or have one at all.

The reason why I enjoyed this movie so much is because I grew up watching with each one of these actors in the movie, I have watched each and every movie of theirs more than I will ever be able to count for per each movie. You can simply just ignore the fact that it is a hollywood movie; that you may think just wants money as we all do, and enjoy that either all, most of your favorite stars or that they are all on-screen together which does not happen very often at all, yet alone twice or possibly now three times.

The movie has nearly all the classic quotes/lines you heard growing up, just like the first movie and making jokes at them too. This I love the most and how can you not? Each of these actors are getting old, which saddens me a lot because there will come a day that each one of these actors will stop making films. Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger are the main three, while you already very seldom see Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and Dolph Lundgren as it is.

Getting back to the movie action, as far as the action and writing in the movie goes, I thought it was great. I personally think there was even more action than the first one because each time I watch it, I am always left wishing there had been more action. I loved that there was more scenes with Terry Crews and his semi-automatic shotgun as well as all the other actors especially at the end of the movie.

Overall, you can tell I loved The Expendables 2 and it was a pure bad-ass movie. I highly recommend seeing it if you would love this movie, loved the first or you love all or some of the actors in it.

Legendary Pictures teased everyone at Comic-Con of the upcoming Godzilla Reboot scheduled for release in 2014! I am absolutely excited to hear about this. I cannot wait till we see an actual trailer of this movie later on and who will be casted.

However I really would much have preferred Godzilla 2 instead. If no one remembers the ending credits of Godzilla with Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno and Maria Pitillo their was still 1 baby Godzilla that hatched even after the bombers blew up Madison Square Garden.

According to those who saw the teaser at Comic-Con, it made the 1998 version look like a walk in the park.

“There’s nothing ‘sci-fi’ about this movie,” director Gareth Edwards told the crowd. “It’s all very realistic, down to Earth.” The trailer was not without Godzilla’s classic roar. The Hall H crowd roared themselves, in approval, which Edwards said almost made him cry.`

Ubisoft promised that we would get to see the first Assassin’s Creed III gameplay footage if they received enough “Likes” on their Facebook page, and now since they have, here is the footage! It is fucking great too.

There is a lot to take in here, one of the first things you may likely notice in the trailer is that Assassin’s Creed III looks different from its predecessors thanks to a new and improved engine, which Ubisoft is calling “AnvilNext.”

Said engine allows for some very impressive animations, which you’ll see for yourself in the Assassin’s Creed III trailer. The protagonist, Connor, can be seen dashing fluidly into a window, over a table, and out another window. For me, this is probably the best part in the trailer.

We also get to see a few of the kill moves Connor will be using to dispatch his enemies in Assassin’s Creed III, and it looks to be as brutal as ever–which is a good thing, I’d say. Not a whole lot of actual combat is shown, however, so we’ll have to sit tight for that.