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Friday, April 18, 2014

Christian Bale Memes Will Tear You To Pieces

As a disclaimer, I only created one of these memes (the last one), and I softened the profanity on one of the memes I found on the internet, making it suitable for all readers.

If you're seeing this Mr. Bale, please remember that you are my favorite actor. This post is all in good fun.






The week of the film Terminator Salvation:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Nine Inch Nails Fueled Trailer

Undoubtedly, this is one of the coolest trailers ever. Probably, because of the music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbjX7FwCZa8

The week of the film Terminator Salvation:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Apologies, All Around

Yesterday, I mentioned Christian Bale's famous rant on the set of Terminator Salvation. And actually, I blogged about it last August (to see that post, including the original, unedited audio, click here).

As long as there's machine guns around, Christian Bale won't be biting the heads off of crew members.

What I bring to you today is Christian's apology regarding this freak out session. Plus, this video includes the added bonus of his co-stars take on why it happened in the first place:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTo_9FYCE1Y

My favorite part of this clip is Moon Bloodgood. She's downright beautiful and just plain awesome.

The week of the film Terminator Salvation:

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Ode to a Sci-Fi Masterpiece

I pulled a film from my personal DVD collection this weekend and watched it on the drive from Brevard, NC to my home in Charleston, SC. I don't own this film because of its post-apocalyptic elements. I own this film because it stars Christian Bale.

Christian Bale as John Connor, Sam Worthington as Marcus Wright.
With this being my fourth or fifth viewing of Terminator Salvation, I saw all of the nods to the original, sci-fi classic that started the obsession to save John Connor, which made me smile to no end. I loved The Terminator when it came out in 1984, falling instantly in love with Michael Biehn, even though he was twenty-eight to my thirteen years.

Terminator Salvation premiered May 21, 2009. With it being part of a blockbuster franchise, McG directed the film's $200 million budget to box office success, bringing in $317 million worldwide. That's quite a return on investment. Some people might have thought those kinds of numbers impossible with the audio tape of Christian Bale berating the director of photography being leaked to the media, but I guess that didn't hurt the film too much.

The film opens in the year 2003. Sam Worthington plays Marcus Wright, a death row inmate on the day of his execution. A cancer-riddled Helena Bonham Carter asks Marcus to give his soon-to-be dead body away to her, for science. He agrees, but for a price: a kiss. After, he says, "Ah...so that's what death tastes like." Okay, so we understand right off that Marcus maybe isn't the best of guys.

Skipping ahead to 2018, John Connor, played by Christian Bale, heads a resistance unit raiding the main R&D (research & development) lab of Skynet. While John and his men search the lab, the body of what appears to be a dead Marcus Wright lies on a gurney. The raid results in two important discoveries: a signal that jams communication between the machines and a kill list that's comprised of people who will supposedly be dead by the end of the week. Number two on the list is John Connor; number one is Kyle Reese. After John Connor leaves the R&D facility, a naked, mud-covered Marcus Wright crawls from the wreckage.

Marcus walks for hours to Los Angeles, which is a shell of its former self. There, he meets Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin), who saves Marcus from being shot by one of the humanoid machines while uttering the line made famous by the first Kyle Reese in The Terminator: "Come with me if you want to live." Kyle explains what happened to Los Angeles, how the machines destroyed everything and are intent on destroying the last of humanity.

John Connor and his men volunteer to test out the machine jamming signal, which turns out to work, rendering the machines harmless. A full-scale war is planned on Skynet, using the jamming signal, set for two days time. John and his men will bomb Skynet headquarters, in San Francisco.

The next morning, Marcus and Kyle head out of L.A. in search of John Connor and the resistance, but Kyle is captured by a machine transport. Marcus escapes, falling from a bridge to a shallow-looking river, in a cartwheel motion that should break every bone in his body, but for some reason, he's fine. Marcus comes across Blair Williams (Moon Bloodgood), one of the pilots of the resistance planes shot down while engaging the machine transport. She takes Marcus to her base, to meet John Connor, but while crossing the minefield guarding the base, a magnetic landmine latches on to Marcus' leg before exploding.

While trying to provide medical attention, they discover something frightening about Marcus, so they knock him out before hanging his body over a fifty foot drop. Marcus regains consciousness as John Connor walks up to confront him. Marcus discovers that his heart is human, but his body is a flesh-covered machine with a computer-interfaced brain, the type of the human-looking killing machine that John Connor's been telling his followers about for years.

John Connor believes Marcus tricked Blair into taking him to the their base, saying, "We've been at war since either of us even existed. You tried killing my mother, Sarah Connor. You killed my father, Kyle Reese. You will not kill me." That's when Marcus reveals that Kyle Reese was captured by the machine transport, which John knows will end up at Skynet headquarters.

In an unlikely turn of events, Blair helps Marcus escape, but before leaving the base he saves John Connor from a hydrobot. Marcus agrees to help John gain access to Skynet headquarters in order to save Kyle Reese before the bombs are due to be dropped.

Will Marcus keep his word? Will Kyle Reese die and erase John Connor's birth? You'll have to watch Terminator Salvation to find out, but I promise, it'll be an exciting ride.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Quick Trailer Filled with Beautiful People

For those of you still on the fence on checking out CW's YA, post-apocalyptic series The 100, here's a 90 second trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buVWdktiO2A

The week of the TV series The 100:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"The 100" Will Live For a Second Season

For those of you who are already fans of the CW's new series The 100, begin rejoicing. The show has been renewed by the network for a second season. And actually, this renewal came even before the first episode premiered.

The guy I like? He's the one in the middle.
The week of the TV series The 100: