Impressive LEGO Batcave is The One Gotham Deserves

Here's a remarkable LEGO build of the Batcave from Dan Glasure, who spent two months erecting his tribute to The Dark Knight in brick form. Even cooler than all of the detail he put in the Batcave, though, is the fact that it's actually built below another build of Wayne Manor. Gotta love the geographical accuracy on that. Check out some photos below, and see them all at Glasure's Flickr page.

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New THE FORCE AWAKENS Bonus Clip Focuses on The Resurrection of Poe Dameron

Here's yet another new clip from the bonus features of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hits Digital HD tomorrow and Blu-ray/DVD on April 5th. This one focuses on the resurrection of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), a character writer/director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan had originally planned to kill off before deciding to have him return later in the film. Thanks to io9 for the video:

If you're looking for even more from the film's bonus features, we've got you covered. Check out clips of the auditions of stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, those two in lightsaber fight training, the cast's first table read, some deleted scenes, and Boyega's joyous reaction to seeing the Millennium Falcon for the first time.

Review: HARDCORE HENRY is Wonderfully Insane

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My friend saw the poster for Hardcore Henry a while back and said it seemed like a cheap Mad Max ripoff. Based on the name alone, he might have been right, but based on the film, Hardcore Henry does a lot to introduce us to a wonderfully insane world full of fantastic characters, with balls to the wall action which lasts the duration of 90-plus-minute runtime. 

The film immediately makes itself stand out with the way it's filmed. If you've seen the trailer or the music video for the Biting Elbows song Bad Motherfucker, you know exactly what you're getting. Aside from a few flashbacks, the film is entirely shot from a first person perspective. I often thought, as I did with Scott Pilgrim vs the World, that this film is one of the best video game movies not based on a video game. The experience may be disorienting for some, but action fans will love it. The in-your-face insanity is unrelenting and makes you really feel apart of the action. 

The film does a great job of world building and depicting its near-future setting. Cyborgs are an emerging technology and telekinesis exists in some capacity that is never fully explained. Throughout the film, the movie embraces and subverts a ton of action movie cliches. I don't want to name any here because it's great seeing it all play out. But there is a fun little scene involving a horse that made the whole theater laugh.

The villain, played by Danila Koslovsky, is incredibly campy. He's a classic '80s B-movie villain, with a distinct look, pseudo-philosophical speeches, and a totally evil personality. At times, though, he felt like the poor man's Ewan McGregor — but it all works within the confines of the film. Sharlto Copley gives his best performance since District 9. There is an amazing added layer to his character that gives him a lot of room to play with. But due to its spoilerish nature, I won't mention it here. 

At times, the movie was slightly homophobic and misogynistic which might rub some people the wrong way, with Copley's character going out of his way to talk about the fact that he isn't gay and how straight he is and all the women he wants to bang. Also, a few of the stand-out action moments were featured in the trailer, which bummed me out a bit.  

But overall the film is hilarious and action-packed, and I sincerely hope this is a start of a new franchise with a new badass at its center. This world is just begging to be returned to in a sequel.

Zack Snyder Explains Robin’s Death in BATMAN V SUPERMAN

I think in am in the rare group that actually enjoyed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I think the good elements outweighed the bad. Not by much, but enough to give it a good review from me. 

Now I am going to be talking about some spoilerish things for those of you who haven’t seen the movie yet. I hate that I have to say this in almost every post, but there are some sensitive souls out there that need warnings for everything. So, here it is. 

If you have seen the movie, then you know that there are a lot of scenes that take a glimpse into the larger DC Cinematic Universe. One of those scenes involves an empty Robin suit with “HAHAHA The Joke's On You Batman” spray painted on it, displayed in the Batcave. Upon seeing that, my first thought was A Death in the Family, probably my favorite graphic novel that I own. However, with the way the way the movie industry likes to throw curve balls at us to keep us on our toes, I couldn’t be 100% sure that was where they were going with that.

BVS director Zack Snyder gaves us a little insight into that part of Batman’s history by telling IGN:

"In my mind, it was that Robin had died 10 years earlier, during some run-in with a young Joker, so there was a fun backstory there to play with. I felt like the whole idea was that there had been loss and there had been sacrifice. In a weird way, he had sacrificed everything to be Batman. He doesn’t really have a life outside the cave. I thought that including Robin, a dead Robin, was helping us understand that he’s been on quite a little journey."

No info is given on whether it was Dick Grayson in the story or if they are going by the killing of Jason Todd in A Death in the Family. I am hoping that (I don’t wish death upon any hero, just thought I should put that out there) it is Todd. 

Three reasons for this:

  1. Nightwing is one of my favorite DC Characters. Don’t judge me!
  2. The death of Todd releases an inner rage in Batman the likes that we have never seen before and would explain the swiftness in which he judges those around him. 
  3. I really love the Red Hood story arc and think it would be great for a later Batman movie. 

I don’t think they would go as dark as to have the fifth Robin, aka Damien, be killed off. It would raise the stakes between Batman and the Joker, and would cement the Joker as the most ruthless villains in superhero history. I just don’t think we are ready for that. 

Which Robin do you think the suit belongs to? I can’t wait to find out. 

Gas Station From TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE To Become BBQ Restaurant

Bloody Disgusting is saying someone has bought the gas station used in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre and converting it into a "horror themed BBQ restaurant." Because what else do you think of when you think of bloody dismemberment?! The venue also has plans to double as a music venue, which would make for some pretty awesome metal concerts! See the progress the owners (which includes the original actor who played Jason Voorhees) have made on renovating the building below.

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Posted by Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station on Friday, March 25, 2016

GAME OF THRONES Cast Plays GOT Sword or ’80s Metal Band?

The cast of Game of Thrones has teamed up with the awesome people at Omaze to offer fans the chance to hang out with them at the L.A. premiere of season 6 of the massively-anticipated show. In a new video that promotes the contest (as well as the International Rescue Committee, the organization that will put your donations to work helping refugees during their time of crisis), Lena Heady, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Michiel Huisman, John Bradley, and Liam Cunningham play a trivia game called Game of Thrones Sword or '80s Metal Band, in which they have to guess whether names like Crimson Death and Oathbreaker point to Valyrian steel or spandex-wearing rockers.

Check out Omaze for more info about your chance to win a trip to the premiere. For the rest of us, Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 24th.

Disney is Working on a Live-Action Movie About Snow White’s Sister Called ROSE RED

From the outside looking in, it must appear like American cinema is borderline obsessed with Snow White right now. There were the dueling films of Mirror Mirror and Snow White and The Huntsman a few years ago, a prequel to one of those called The Huntsman: Winter's War coming out in less than a month, and now THR brings word that Disney is developing a live-action film about Snow White's sister called Rose Red.

Justin Merz originally wrote the screenplay, but Snow White and The Huntsman writer Evan Daughtery came on and reworked it into something closer to the Disney animated film.

The story is a revisionist take that transposes Rose Red into the Snow White tale, making her a key player in the later moments of the classic story. When Snow White takes a bite from the iconic poison apple and falls into her Sleeping Death, her estranged sister, Rose Red, must undertake a dangerous quest with Grumpy and the other dwarfs to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life.

I know Rose Red best from her appearance in Bill Willingham's amazing comic series Fables, which has been on the path toward getting a film adaptation for years. I don't really trust Daugherty's writing chops yet (he also wrote Divergent and the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), so at this stage, I don't have much faith in this idea. Right now, it just seems like yet another live-action fairy tale project for a studio that's been scooping them up and developing those left and right. I'll reserve judgment until it makes it through the development process and I can see a trailer.

How Much Would It Cost to Be a Wizard at Hogwarts Like Harry Potter?

Ever wonder how much it might cost you to be a wizard at Hogwarts? Well, Fandango released a video that breaks down those costs for you. It a pretty fun video, but I do have to point out that that I'm pretty sure all of the destruction costs included in video could easily be fixed with magical spells, so the students wouldn't really be responsible for paying for the damages. So minus all of that, it probably wouldn't be that much money to attend! However, there is a chance it could cost a person their life in one of those epic battles. I just wish a magical school like Hogwarts actually existed outside of the books, movies, and theme parks.