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Terminator Sequels Already Slated For 2017 And 2018

Terminator-Genisys-Instagram-550x547We’re getting a new Terminator movie next year, in the form of the terribly titled Terminator: Genisys (I can’t look at that without getting annoyed). And though we’re still more than ten months away from seeing that particular film, Paramount Pictures has already announced and scheduled two additional entries into the franchise.

Genisys is slated to drop on July 1, 2015, and now the sixth and seventh movies in the Terminator family, respectively, are scheduled to open on May 19, 2017 and June 29, 2018. Right now there’s nothing more specific than that—except that the studio is calling them Terminator 3 and Terminator 3, which will likely change—but you should steel yourself now for four years full of killer robots from the future.

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The Best And Worst Time Travelers To Time Travel With (Other Than The Doctor)

companionsDoctor Who returned for its eighth modern season, with Peter Capaldi’s Twelve enjoying a Victorian adventure with his latest companion, Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna Coleman). And that’s a big part of the appeal of Doctor Who, isn’t it? The idea of getting a guided tour of all of time and space. If the TARDIS suddenly materialized in your living room and the Doctor invited you in, who wouldn’t be tempted to sign on for as long as he’d have you? But if you’re going to travel through time, you want to have good company and you want it to not be an enormous pain in the ass. As you’ll see in this article, that’s not always guaranteed. Sometimes you get a sweet-ass DeLorean, sure…but sometimes you get Ashton Kutcher.

Just in case you’re in the market for a vacation into last week, you’ll definitely want to consider your options. Thankfully we did the legwork for you. Here are our picks for which time travelers would be worth your time, and which ones you’ll want to avoid at all costs.

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Super 7 Serves Up Retro Action Figures For Terminator, Back To The Future, And More

ReactionHere at GFR we’re all in favor of continuing to play with toys well beyond the age of respectability. After all, what’s the point of getting older and getting a job if not to buy all the cool shit your parents wouldn’t get you when you were a kid? So the idea of new action figures for SF favorites such as Alien, Terminator, and Back to the Future? Sign us up. If you’re similarly enthused, Super 7 and Funko’s line of “ReAction Figures” has you in its laser sights. Well, as long as you don’t mind your action figures being “the proper level of shitty.”

Hey, that’s not me throwing that word out there. Although, admittedly, we were less than impressed by Funko’s Firefly figures when we first saw them last February. In a world where action figures have become ridiculously intricate and detailed collectibles, the Funko Firefly figures didn’t look all that much like the show’s cast, and just generally looked…well, since the word is already out there, kind of shitty. But it turns out we may not have given them a fair shake, as the ReAction Figures are intended to be, according to Super 7 owner/creator Brian Flynn, a case of calculated shittiness.

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Terminator 5 Receives The Worst Name Change Yet

Diehard followers of the Terminator franchise aren’t the kind of people who will let something as silly as a few name changes get in the way of their fandom. That’s a good thing for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, as the newest film has changed titles again. It has already frozen the Internet, which then fell down and smashed into a million pieces before melting and reforming into something resembling Skynet. The movie is now called Terminator: Genisys. You’re wellcyme.

Official word on the new title came from Arnold Schwarzenegger—big surprise!—and it looks all the more professional, and patently ridiculous, stitched into the back of a chair, where legitimate movie titles are often displayed. While the correctly spelled subtitle “Genesis” was also a pretty lazy way of referring to this film’s dual role of both reboot and sequel, there was hope for Terminator once it did away with the subtitle completely. Yet here we are.

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Lego Predator Won’t Let You Get To The Lego Choppa

PredatorIt’s kind of ridiculous how big a thing Lego has become over the past few years. Don’t get me wrong, I love those crazy blocky yellow bastards, and spent a good portion of my formative years snapping them into assorted pleasing configurations and leaving them around for my parents to step on while barefoot. But I’ll fully admit I couldn’t wrap my brain around the whole concept of making Lego video-game versions of things like Batman or Indiana Jones or Harry Potter. Then I actually played those games and was forced to concede that they’re pretty damn charming. The mega-hit Lego Movie showed us how much fun Lego-fied things can be when combined with a silly sense of humor and a dash of creativity, so I’ve given in, I’ve swapped sides: let’s Lego-fy the entire world! Especially if we can start by having somebody make a real Lego version of Dutch and the ugly dreadlocked MF’er up top.

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Terminator: Genesis Reportedly Dropping The Subtitle

terminatorWe’re huge Terminator fans here at GFR, obviously, and it’s not just a professional hazard. Alan Taylor’s next entry in the franchise is shaping up to be the most exciting one since James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and while we have a lot of questions about where this film is going to take the series, we didn’t think we had to worry about wondering what to call it anymore. Yet we may be back to square one, as Paramount is reportedly dropping the Genesis from the title, and sticking with a plain-jane single-word approach. No time travel needed.

So, are you guys ready for Terminator? Not The Terminator. Not Terminator 5. Not A Terminator Grows in Brooklyn. I think I can live with it, even though I generally hate when sequels stick so closely to their predecessor’s titles. (Anybody else remember the band Days of the New? They named all of their albums Days of the New and differentiated them by color.)

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