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The Monster Scifi Show Podcast is going to tackle the mystery of 10 Cloverfield Lane. How is this connected to the Cloverfield movie? Check out this podcast for that bit of insight.

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At long last, a new podcast from The Monster Scifi Show. This was the movie so many of us had waited for and in some cases, all of our lives – Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Does this movie live up to the hype and expectations?

This podcast will be filled with ***SPOILERS*** so don’t listen if you haven’t watched the movie. Also, there is some adult language so please make sure no kiddies are around.


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Tidbit news:

Teaser trailers of MegaShark vs Kolossus,

Batman v. Superman

and the one that happened a long time ago…

Ryan Gosling to Star in ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

April is Poetry Month – The Incredible Hulk

The BIG 3 topics this week:

Hera give me strength, another Wonder Woman director gone and another is hired

Flash, a-ha… Matthew Vaughn in talks for remake

New Star Wars Trailer and other Star Wars…stuff

What’s making me Geeky this week?

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And you are??? Any relations to Minnie Driver? Taxi Driver? Pile Driver? Ok, even of this crap. Now, could this be a good this to have an unknown actor, at least to me anyway, to play a villain role in the new Star Wars movie? Sure, there were many relatively unknown actors to play the heroes in Episode 4 like Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford who had many smaller roles in Coppola’s movie. The two more established actors were Alec Guiness and Peter Cushing helped to round out the cast. Now for the new movie, the unknowns will be the stars of the movie and unknown, Adam Driver, to play the villain. My two cents, now worth less than that, is this character going to have a long lasting screen presence like Darth Vader as the article suggests below or will he be done in by the end of the new movie ala Darth Maul? (yes, I know Maul lives on in the comics and in the animated clone wars but no one cares.) I for one loved seeing Maul but they hype and the limited amount of screen time made this a less than impressive character let alone a villain. I can’t say that Adam will be doing Admiral Thrawn from the Zahn series but the cannon after Return, made clear by Disney, will not matter.

Any thoughts on this matter?

Adam Driver is ready to travel to a galaxy far, far, away.Sources tell Variety that while no deal is done yet, the “Girls” actor is close to signing on to play the villain in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Exact details are unknown, but the character is said to be in the vein of iconic “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader.Driver, 30, is the first cast member to be revealed for Walt Disney Studios and LucasFilm’s highly-anticipated “Star Wars” installment, which will open in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.The big-budget tentpole, directed by J.J. Abrams, is scheduled to shoot at London’s Pinewood Studios in April. Additional cast members will likely be announced in the next month.“Star Wars: Episode VII” will continue the Jedi saga where “Return of the Jedi” left off.

via ‘Star Wars’ Adam Driver: ‘Girls’ Actor in Talks to Play the Villain | Variety.


Jar Jar is the key to all this.” George Lucas

If you remember watching this ad for Sprite, then you’ll understand the crux of this article.

Yes, businesses are in the business to make money and there is no disputing the brand value of Star Wars. But Disney, just chill and relax. I’ll be there with my family and friends waiting on long lines to give you my money; I have no problems with that. So please rest assured that when that movie comes out, you get what you paid for and then some. However, please don’t think for a moment that creating this Phantom Menace deadline of May 2015 is going to make for a better product. If you rush this and give us crap, you will get what you paid for and that will be not my money.

Over the week, I was surprised to learn to hear J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan to take over the scriptwriting duties from Michael Arndt. Not that this isn’t great news of itself but the timetable to get this written, re-written and go to film, edit and get out by May 2015, in my opinion, is unworkable. I want my next Star Wars movie experience to have the same impact on my kids as it did with me back in 1977. Though this may not be possible seen they have just about seen all the movies, still the hope is there to have a wonderful experience. I want to leave the movie theater flying high and not doing a facepalm saying, “Why did they bring back Jar Jar?” Do it right, Disney, do it right.

On pretty much the one-year anniversary of the day Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion, we’re getting confirmation via The Hollywood Reporter of some of the behind-the-scenes struggles that have been rumored regarding the next Star Wars film. The short version is that the creative minds behind the film (producer Kathleen Kennedy, and to a lesser extent director J.J. Abrams) preferring to push the film into summer 2016 while Disney CEO Bob Iger remains firm that the film come out for summer 2015. But at what cost?

This is an almost comically stereotypical battle between art and commerce, with the “artists” wanting the most time possible to make the best film possible while the business overlords want something to release over summer 2015 (presumably the mid-May weekend before Memorial Day weekend) damn the long term consequences. Abrams is said to be more on board with the firm 2015, with allegations of him taking more control over the process, but I’d frankly argue that he knows that he will be the one to take the fall should this new Stars Wars film prove an artistic disappointment.

via Will Disney Sacrifice ‘Star Wars’ Films For ‘Star Wars’ Toys? – Forbes.