If you follow Japanese culture at all, chances are you've heard of Tokyo's Robot Restaurant. The restaurant boasts a live show with some of the craziest visuals you'll ever see and a bunch of humans and robots dancing around.
Who would come up with an idea like this? Who would sit down one day and think, "I think this is commercially viable, and people would want to see this,"?
Enter Namie Osawa who used to work in the clothing industry until she got the idea for this and enlisted a bunch of her out of work dancing friends to make it happen. Learn more about her story below, and if you've ever been to Tokyo's Robot Restaurant, let us know in the comments!
It's one thing to hear that Tesla's new Roadster can go from 0-60 in 2 seconds, but experiencing it is a new thing entirely. Now, unless you have a $50k deposit to put down, you won't be getting a test ride in one anytime soon, but you can witness the speed in this video! At around 56:20 in the video you'll see this baby in action, and it literally looks like a plane took off down the runway!
Watch some rich dude flip out, and let us know if you think Tesla just showed us the future of driving.
After an intense bidding war that apparently involved all major studios but Disney, Deadline reports that Sony has landed the rights to Quentin Tarantino's final film set in 1969 with the Manson Family murders used as a backdrop to his story. Already big names like Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise are in talks to star in the feature.
As for why the bidding war was so intense, there's definitely a combination of things happening here.
It's Quentin Tarantino's last film (supposedly)
Widespread reports are coming out that Charles Manson is on his deathbed.
Take that latter news and you're going to have a bidding war regardless of who the director is. In fact, I would be surprised if this was the only piece of media we saw about Manson in development in the near future.
Right now Tarantino's film is eyeing a 2019 release, are you already psyched to see it, or are you going to wait for more details on this one?
There's no avoiding Hollywood's recent fallout with sexual allegations, and I understand how some people can be worn out by it. That said, it's important to hear what people in the industry who are willing to talk about it have to say, and this particular interview with Sean Astin really hit home with me. Below, Sean talked about his friendship with Corey Feldman, his time growing up in Hollywood, and lots of other stuff in general.
Check out his experience below, and how he feels about all the stuff that's happening in Hollywood. I particularly liked the part where he talked about being with Corey on the set of Goonies...it's really crazy just how much they let him get away with.
Some of you may not know Christopher Ayres by name, but you've probably heard his work. While he's typically known as the voice of villain Frieza in the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Ayres has had a hand in voicing several other anime dubs you likely know and love. Now, he needs our help.
Ayres has been diagnosed with end-stage COPD and requires a double lung transplant in order to survive as well as two additional surgeries. A fundraiser has been started and supported in his name to help for the cost of the medical procedure, which comes out to around $25,000. Many other DBZ actors have shared this cause to help Ayres out, and since we're all big fans here at GeekTyrant, we wanted to join in as well.
If you'd like to donate to Chris's fund, be sure to go here. Donations have already exceeded $16,000, so it's possible we could reach this fundraising goal before the end of next week if we spread the word! Any little bit helps so do what you can!
The official score for Justice League has finally been revealed by Rotten Tomatoes, and it's even lower than the leaked information claimed:
Yeesh...critics have been none too kind to the film we've all been waiting decades to see. At least the score is way better than Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad...so if you were a fan of those movies, chances are you'll like this romp.
Now guys, I know this is the part where the top comment says "since when do we let critics decide what we think?!" and you're absolutely right...to each their own. That said, RT is an aggregate of the thoughts of many people from different backgrounds with different interests, so there might be something a little wrong with this film.
I think the important thing to remember is all of us are still going to see it anyway, and it's not like bad reviews have stopped any DC movie yet from becoming a box office success. Just hold your head high and keep your expectations low going into the film and you shouldn't be disappointed. Thanks to Uproxx for the heads up.
Following the success of The People Vs. OJ Simpson, the folks of American Crime Story are looking for lightning to strike yet again. THis time they're taking on the world of fashion as this Season's title The Assassination of Gianni Versace tackles the murder of the fashion mogul. On paper, Versace's death seems pretty straight forward, but I'm sure we'll learn there was a lot more of the behind the scenes story than what was originally put out in the news.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is the second installment of FX’s award-winning limited series, American Crime Story. Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Tom Rob Smith and Dan Minahan are Executive Producers of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. It is written by Tom Rob Smith, and Ryan Murphy directed the premiere episode of the series, which stars Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss, Ricky Martin and Penelope Cruz. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
Check out the trailer below, and talk about how well Penelope Cruz imitates Donatella Versace below!
We've been waiting awhile to see more footage of Deadpool 2, and today we got our wish in spades. Dressed as legendary painter Bob Ross, Deadpool takes us on a painting journey we won't soon forget that I was more than happy with sitting through for two minutes. Then, out of nowhere, all these quick shots of Deadpool 2 popped up and I'm freaking out more than Deadpool painting on cocaine!
Check out the teaser, and cross your fingers because it feels like we're going to be seeing a full trailer very soon!
We finally have a release date for Batman: Gotham By Gaslight and those waiting for a physical copy will be able to snag the film beginning February 6th. It is possible to get the film sooner, but that's only for the crowd who wants to own it digitally. Those who don't have a problem with that can pick it up January 23rd.
For those who clicked having no clue what this is, think Batman in the time of Jack The Ripper with a bit of a steampunk vibe. You can see the trailer for the feature below, or find the original comics by doing a quick web search! Here's some additional information on the film from the press release:
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective work – with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle – to stop the Ripper’s murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer’s controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight.
Acclaimed for his performance in Batman: Under The Red Hood, Bruce Greenwood (American Crime Story, Star Trek, iRobot) reprises his role as the voice of the Dark Knight in Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Limitless) makes her DC Universe Movies debut as the voice of Selina Kyle. The voice cast also features Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls, Justice League Unlimited) as James Gordon, Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Merlin) as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal (Batman Unlimited, Young Justice) as Harvey Dent, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Chief Bullock, William Salyers (Batman vs. Two-Face) as Hugo Strange, and Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Sister Leslie. The cast also includes notable voice actors Tara Strong, Bob Joles, David Forseth, Chris Cox, Lincoln Melcher and Kari Wuhrer.
Producer Sam Liu (Batman and Harley Quinn, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) also directs Batman: Gotham by Gaslight from a script by Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Alan Burnett is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.
Anyone super excited for this one?
Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital
“Caped Fear: The First Elseworld” (Featurette) – Batman in the distant past of Gotham, at the crossroads of where the Gothic 19th century meets the modern age. Jack the Ripper, clashing with Gotham and its ruling elite. The documentary traces the influence of the comic book story, and why Gotham by Gaslight stands the test of time.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Audio Commentary – Join Executive Producer Bruce Timm, Director Sam Liu and Writer Jim Krieg as they provide details about the scenes of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and why this is a special project for each of them. Listen in for all things Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and immerse once more into this dark and Gothic world. A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers.
From the DC Vault – “Showdown” episode from Batman: The Animated Series; “Trials of the Demon!” episode from Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers and voice cast.
In case you didn't know, Jason Segel and Seth Rogen are best friends. The two met on the set of Freaks and Geeks, and shortly after shooting the pilot, the two went to go see a movie in theaters that had opened that day called The Matrix. From that point on Rogen says, they've been the best of buds. Watch the two recall meeting and Jaden Smith awkwardly sitting between them in the video below.