Trailer Time: The Jungle Book

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Remember when Mel Brooks decided to take some of his old comedies and turn them into Broadway musicals?  It worked out pretty well for the guy.  Well, Disney decided somewhere along the line that what they really needed to do is take some of its classic animated films and turn them into live action movies.  So, we got a live action Cinderella, that Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland…thing, and the villain’s side of Sleeping Beauty with Maleficent.  But that may be kid’s stuff compared to the next one, namely The Jungle Book, where most of the cast is a bunch of talking animals and one kid.

See the trailer after the cut.  I am not sure if it is even remotely faithful to Rudyard Kipling’s original, but Kipling was clearly not thinking far enough ahead in terms of special effects advancement in the motion picture era.  I mean, really.  Where else were we going to get Bill Murray as Baloo the bear?

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Watch Angelina Jolie’s Magnificent Maleficent Come To Life In This Speed Art

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Creative Station is an amazing YouTube channel – if you have never seen the awesome works of art and photoshop techniques they’ve created, then now’s the time. Check out this time lapse video as Angelina Jolie is transformed from a regular person into the villain we love to hate. Word to the wise…. photoshop changes everything. Don’t believe anything you see in a magazine ever again – it’s just unreal! Video after the break:

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Watson’s Top 145 Movies of 2014!

This week, I unveiled my Top 20 and bottom 20 movies.  What about the other 105 flicks that made up the crazy list?  For your browsing amusement, here is the ENTIRE list of 2014 movies viewed by Gabbing Geek film fan extraordinaire.  Enjoy!

The best films of the year deserve much greater examination.  For a full review of each film #1-10, check out my list.

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“Hello, Jenny. If you had been in the 1950s, I wouldn’t have been chemically castrated because you could have changed me!”

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Russell Crowe Addresses Women Getting Older In Hollywood. Spoiler: He Thinks They Should Get Old

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In a recent interview Russell Crowe, 50,  makes a comment about how women around his age should be playing age appropriate roles. Basically he wants women in Hollywood to stop trying to be 21. I guess that means the fashion franchise Forever 21 would go out of business. But there’s more.

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