Author Archives: Jeffrey “MITNG” Lamar
When I hear or read about things like this, I always think about that line from Jurassic Park, when the parks creator John Hammond says “Spared no expense”. If this full 1:1 scale model of The Millennium Falcon is any sign of J.J. Abrams dedication to these movies, I’d say he’s in it to win it. According to Geek Tyrant, the rumors that J.J. was going full scale with the MF (yeah, just realized that too), were floating around for awhile, but according to YAHOO, this is happening/happened.
My only guess as to why they’d go through with such a project, is that they have enormous plans for the ship, which probably includes it’s installation at the Star Wars theme park at Disney. You can quote me on that shit!
“A full-scale 1:1 Millennium Falcon has been built as well as the interiors of the ship for filming. The Falcon is done – inside and out. The sets were built off-site, ready to move when Lucasfilm/Bad Robot were ready to move into Pinewood.”
Well, at least now Star Wars fans have their Mecca and now know that a pilgrimage will and must be made by the true followers.
- Millennium Falcon spacecraft built for Star Wars: Episode VII (theguardian.com)
- Full-sized Millennium Falcon already built for Star Wars VII? (geeknative.com)
- Full Scale Millennium Falcon Completed for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII! (geektyrant.com)
- STAR WARS EPISODE VII’s Millennium Falcon Has Reportedly Been Built Already (comicbookmovie.com)
- Full scale Millenium Falcon and a new planet ready for Star Wars (techandle.com)
You heard that effing right! The Nolanator is back with another amazing new movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, and John Lithgow called Interstellar. According to The Film Stage, the first trailer for the movie is coming out on December 13th and will be attached to Warner Bros.‘ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
I’m always intrigued to see Un-Dark Knight related material from Christopher Nolan. Each original film he does, proves more often than not, that he’s one of the best science fiction directors of our time. I expect no less from Interstellar, this should be an event sociological.
The story “chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”
- Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR Is Coming December 13 (geektyrant.com)
- First Trailer For Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR Attached To THE HOBBIT: TDOS (comicbookmovie.com)
- Christopher Nolan’s First ‘Interstellar’ Trailer Coming in December (slashfilm.com)
- First Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR Reportedly Attached to THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (collider.com)
- First ‘Interstellar’ Trailer to Debut with ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ (screenrant.com)
- Runtime of the Hobbit revealed, Interstellar Trailer to be Attached (flipthetruck.wordpress.com)
- ‘Interstellar’ trailer is on the horizon (louissherman.wordpress.com)
To commemorate the release of the highly anticipated documentary Bettie Page Reveals All directed by Mark Mori and narrated by Bettie Page herself, MITNG and Filmbar, are hosting a contest. “What kind of contest?”…you ask?
For tickets to the screening fool!
On December 6, 2013 Filmbar is going all out!!!
On First Friday December 6th FilmBar will celebrate the Arizona Premier of the new documentary Bettie Page Reveals All with a Classic Car Show, Bettie Page Photo booth (by Allons-y Media) & Bettie Page inspired DJ Set. The film will screen at 6:30 & 9pm (with additional show times throughout the week). The Classic Car Show begins at 6pm with a focus on pre-1965 American made automobiles. Patrons can pose with a pinup in the photo booth from 7:30pm onwards & DJ JP Woody of the MONDO TWANG podcast and Aquarium Drunkard music blog will provide swinging sounds in the lounge with a DJ set inspired by Bettie Page beginning at 9pm.
Yep…it’s going to be quite a time and you can be apart of it. Here’s how!
1. Tell us where Bettie Page was born. Give us the name of the photographer/former pin up model, who worked with Bettie Page and lastly, share our screening event on your Facebook page. We will be notified of your “sharing” by going to our Facebook page “Liking” it (if you haven’t already) and sharing the event from our site. You could send us a screen cap of the share, but it’s not necessary.
2. Post your answers in the comment section of the Bettie Page event on MITNG’s Facebook.
3. The first one to answer correctly will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the event
And that’s it! Do this and we will contact you to get your name and the time you’d like to see the film as well as the name of your guest! Feel free to dress the part on Dec 6th! It’s going to be an awesome night!!
- Trailer for Bettie Page Reveals All finally talks to the woman herself (mitng.org)
- First Look: Unpublished Nude Photos of Bettie Page [NSFW] (nymag.com)
- Trailer for Bettie Page Documentary, BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL! (aintitcool.com)
- ‘Bettie Page Reveals All’ Maintains the Pinup Artist’s Mystique (Review) (popmatters.com)
- New Trailer for “Bettie Page Reveals All” Reveals A Lot [VIDEO] (coed.com)
I think I might’ve liked this video or videos, better if it wasn’t such an exercise in endurance. The song Happy which was featured in the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, is a Motown ditty that sounds like something written by Raphael Saadiq, but it’s not, proving again that Pharrell is a master at imitation. That being said, it’s a good song, but even on the first run of this song it was repetitive so about a minute into this four hour video, I was done. I will say this, the song is in my fucking head now. Directed by the We Are From L.A. group, the video features cameos from Jamie Fox, Steve Carrell, Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Jimmy Kimmel, and Magic Johnson…none of whom I saw in the video, but they’re probably strategically placed within this four hour long “test of patience”, so you’d have something to look forward to. Guess what? I can’t do it.
I don’t know. After several years I still can’t decide whether I like this guy or not.
Below I posted the four hour video, but if you’re feeling frisky you can catch the actual 24 hour video HERE
- How Pharrell And A Cast Of Hundreds Got Happy For A 24-Hour Interactive Video (fastcocreate.com)
- Pharrell – “Happy” 24-Hour Music Video (stereogum.com)
- Pharrell – Happy (Video) (getmybuzzup.com)
- The world’s first 24-hour music video for ‘Happy’ by Pharrell (littlehedonist.com)
- Pharrell Williams Releases 24-Hour Music Video For “Happy” (allhiphop.com)
- Pharrell Williams “24 Hours of Happy” music video (joindahunt.com)
- Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Music Video Runs for 24 Hours (theloveoftech.wordpress.com)
Before passing away on April 16, 1999, actress, model and screenwriter Zoë Tamerlis Lund left behind some cult treasures among these, she co wrote the screenplay for Bad Lieutenant and also appeared in an episode of Miami Vice. Alright, so their not amazing credits, but I can’t help but think that if she was alive today she would’ve been right up there with Quentin Tarantino. All that being said, her most notable work and what will probably go down as her best role, is her character Thana in Ms. 45. She’s a regular Charles Bronson in this 1981 classic about a women, having been put upon by a ton of assholes, sets out to fuck up any man that stands in her path. Directed by Abel Ferrara (King of New York, Bad Lieutenant, The Funeral) Ms. 45 is a classic tale of revenge chock full of brutal death, quick edits and eye brows.
Drafthouse films in there constant pursuit of bad ass movies, is re-releasing Ms.45 into theaters on December 13, 2013 and will be well worth the trip to your local art house theater.
- New Trailer For Abel Ferrara’s ’80s Rampager MS. 45 (badassdigest.com)
- The re-release trailer for Abel Ferrara’s MS. 45 is packin’ some heat! (aintitcool.com)
- Drafthouse Films nabs “Ms. 45″ Abel Ferrara cult revenge thriller (panarmenian.net)
- Thoughts on Nick Johnstone’s “Abel Ferrara: King of New York”. (fluidkarmafilmreviews.wordpress.com)
- Top 10 Notable and Notorious Exploitation Films (toptenz.net)
Well about damn time! I new the ATL’s own, couldn’t stay buried for too long. Rumors have it the rap duo intend to reunite for a tour in 2014, they also intend to play Coachella or what I like to call the “Watered Down Woodstock”. No matter, as long as we get some new music along with the reunion it’s all gravy. The last time these cats released an about together was back in 2006 with the soundtrack to their movie Idlewild. Needless to say a reunion is long overdue.
Stay tuned for more news.
Writer David S. Goyer is rumored to be pitching a Sandman script to Warner Brothers with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as lead
No God! It’s been years since it was last rumored that Warner Brother’s wanted to tackle the, Neil Gaiman Dave Mckean, nineties classic and if memory serves me right, Jeff Goldblum was being considered for the lead. Years later, a new writer wants to step up, a writer whose prowess to cover such material has yet to be seen. Writer David S. Goyer (Man of Steel), according to Badass Digest, says that Goyer has pitched a treatment to the WB and wants actor Joseph Gordon Levitt to be in it, most likely as the lead Morpheus the Dream King.
Before I continue, allow me to get you up to speed as to what and who Morpheus/The Sandman, is.
The Sandman’s main character is Dream, the Lord of Dreams (also known, to various characters throughout the series, as Morpheus, Oneiros, the Shaper, the Shaper of Form, Lord of the Dreaming, the Dream King, Dream-Sneak, Dream Cat, Murphy, Kai’ckul, and Lord L’Zoril), who is essentially the anthropomorphic personification of dreams. At the start of the series, Morpheus is captured by an occult ritual and held prisoner for 70 years. Morpheus escapes in the modern day and, after avenging himself upon his captors, sets about rebuilding his kingdom, which has fallen into disrepair in his absence. Gaiman himself has summarized the plot of the series (in the foreword to Endless Nights) as “The Lord of Dreams learns that one must change or die, and makes his decision.
The Sandman series was my introduction to Vertigo Comics. The Sandman series taught me about homosexuality when no one else would. It spoke in metaphors that made so much sense to me, growing up at that time. The world that Gaiman created is so vast and enigmatic, that as much as I’d love to see this happen, I’d be more happy with hearing about it’s death. But let’s just say, for shits and giggles, that they were to make this into a film, they should scrap that idea and adapt it for television along with another one of Gaiman’s books “American Gods“. The Sandman is way too epic for a two hour film. I don’t even know what they could possibly talk about, seeing as how all the stories were so rich and highly involved and as for JGL as The Dream King, he’s nowhere close to being the personality needed for such an unbelievably magical character. I don’t know who could play the roll, but someone on another site did suggest Benedict Cumberbatch and I don’t hate that idea. Another would be actor Caleb Landry Jones (Antiviral. X Men: First Class), his work in Antiviral was amazing. Yes, he’s a little young, but when this is ready, I think he would be a good fit. My two cents…take it or leave it.
- Although It May Seem Like One, Sandman Overture is Not a Dream (automatonera.com)
- The Sandman Cometh: Neil Gaiman’s Epic Masterpiece Returns (tor.com)
- The Sandman: Overture #1 (annikisbookcase.com)
- Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman re-emerges after 25 years (dnaindia.com)
- Dreams Come True With The Sandman: Overture #1 On The Wednesday Run – October 30, 2013 (biffbampop.com)
I was born in Philadelphia spent my early childhood there then moved to Massachusetts (I choose not to reveal my age publicly) I am a Universalists (I believe all faiths are valid and you must choose the path to the creator that works for you… even if that is No path at all). I am represented by IDEAL Talent, Ryan Hayden
I was four when I saw a man that looked Just like my Grandfather on television and I asked my mother what he was doing. She explained that he was an Actor and I caught the bug immediately. I have Loved fantastical stories in all mediums as long as I can remember. Being able to see them enacted Live and realizing I could be a part of that was a Huge motivational force in my life. I began performing one man shows as early as second grade, but my first professional gig (I believe) was performing as a scare actor at Spooky World. My First on film gig was as a Stunt Performer on the Short lived television series Sheena Queen of the Jungle.
There have been so many Influences on my life creatively it would be hard to pinpoint just one. Certainly Sidney Poitier, George Lucas, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Ralph Bakshi, R.A.Salvatore, Larry Elmore… This could go on for a while lol
There are so many ways and parts to delivering a story Just being a part of the process is always thrilling. When it comes to roles I definitely enjoy playing Superlative Characters be they Protagonists or Antagonists. Heavy costuming (Prosthesis etc.) allows for a Physical difference in Viewpoint that I feel adds to finding a character. I do not favor Stereotypical characters (That I qualify for) as I believe it is too often the only portrayals I (and actors similar to myself) am (are) considered for and not reflective of my life experience or that of many of my peers.
You worked on the indie science fiction thriller Hunter Prey directed by Sandy Collora of “Batman:Dead End” fame. Could you tell us a little about that and how hard or easy, it was being in full latex in the desert?
Hunter Prey is one of those amazing experiences I am immensely happy I participated but really feel no need to be involved in the like again. It was a tough shoot (shoestring budget, Small crew, ambitious schedule and production goals). Learned many of the Trials and Tribulations of independent genre film making (lessons that have both helped and hindered my current efforts). I formed a few lifelong friendships and also learned more about some friends than I need to know lol. Fortunately we shot early in the morning and or late afternoon so I was rarely attempting to perform in the heat of the day. On the days I was in the Prosthesis it was easily a 12-16 hour day and the makeup was designed with no nose holes so it was… not easy. Add a full suit of fiberglass armor to it and you have a Hell of an easy time finding the motivation to play a battered solider seeking to end a conflict as succinctly as possible.
Yes and No, There is a large benefit to fitting in a pre-established category in this business. We have all heard the phrase “Give me the same but different.” and it is not difficult to see the influence it has on the majority of the entertainment options we are offered these days (though I dare say there are more diverse options happening more frequently as the amount of available content continues to increase). When you buck those classifications it becomes a little more tricky to establish yourself, especially if you have a specific manner in which you wish to be seen.
Things are changing in Hollywood with regards to putting more people of color in lead roles on television. Shows like Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow and Scandal, all see people of color in lead roles and playing people of importance. Do you feel as though a shift is occurring?
Zoe Bell is an example of a stunt actor whose done really well for herself. But she seems different than regular actors. More humble? More grounded? Is it because she’s had to do the dirty work for so long?
I think there is an aspect of devoted Martial Arts Study that can have a very grounding effect upon a performer. There is something about having a solid grasp of your capabilities and a willingness to push your limits, that can give you a different perspective on being in this business.
You had the awesome opportunity to play Thanos through mo-capture, who appears at the end of The Avengers. Could you tell us about that process? I mean how does one go about becoming the face of one of Marvels most infamous villains and are you returning?
It was actually Prosthesis and a costume with the Armor and Make up. Designed and constructed by Jose Fernandez and Ironhead Studios then Masterfully applied by Thom Floutz, with some digital augmentation. There were a few Make Up and Costuming sessions (Including the first one where I found out what role I was actually playing MIND=BLOWN) and a single shoot day for the sequence at the end of Avengers. I have been a Comic reader since I can remember ( I began hard core collecting when I was 9) and was Very familiar with the character. That being said it wasn’t too difficult to place my hand down, stand up, turn around and Smile “in Character”. Marvel would be the place to ask any and all questions about any future I may have in Purple…
As a child I actively pursued Theater all throughout grade school and during the summers I attended the Charles River Creative Arts Program then the associated International Arts Program in Massachusetts. I am currently developing and refining at PlayHouse West in North Hollywood. My physical training includes primarily Tae Kwon Do, a smattering of other Martial Arts styles. Some gymnastics and a passing familiarity with other acrobatic movements. I was taught ground pounding and introduced to the amazing world of Stunt work in Florida by Glenn Wilder, Phi-Long Nguyen, Dave Kramer, Tyrone Wiggins, Micheal Li, James Sang Lee, and Jeff Pruitt (and that was Before I moved to Los Angeles).
I am Currently working on PayDay The Web Series, and PayDay 2 the video game. I did several voices on The Lost Planet 3 Game. I play Mr. Bennett in Agent 88 which was the highest earning Web pilot to be funded on Kickstarter I can be seen on Real Husbands of Hollywood season 2 (I believe I have at least one episode that has yet to air)as David Ty’Various Perrious the third. I show up in The upcoming Sitcom Surviving Jack (Starring Chris Meloni). That’s all I can think of that I can talk about…
Spending time with the Family. Physical training. Researching the background for one of the Many various projects I am working at. Working at said projects. Consuming as much Genre as I can find time for.
It’s always a pleasure catching up with old friends. MITNG would like to take this time out to thank Damion for chatting with us. As always if you’d like to know more about Damion and his many endeavors feel free to click the links below. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!
Links to Damion Poitier
My original intent was to just post this amazing trailer and be done with it, but immediately after the trailer, I realized, to my horror, that I didn’t see one person of color in this film. Normally, that wouldn’t bother me, but isn’t this a new take on the story of a farmer who hears voices in his head that tell him to build a ship that would house his family from an epic storm that would wipe civilization off the map leaving only Noah and his family to people the Earth? So where did I and the rest of the world come from? I mean, think about that while your watching this visually stunning trailer and ask yourself “How the fuck?” We just got misrepresented folks. Personally, that question has been on the tip of my tongue ever since I could speak and it hasn’t been answered yet. This movie might’ve been a good chance to try and tie up some of those loose ends instead of creating a 100 Million dollar 1950′s children’s book filled with white people and happy animals. 100 Million Dollars and that’s the creative license they decided not to take. It’s like Charlton Heston as Moses or Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, the shit never ends! That’s all I’m saying.
Darren…your from Brooklyn. You should know better.
The film stars Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, Mark Margolis, and Anthony Hopkins. Noah opens on March 28, 2014
With a little blend of Alice in Wonderland and a smidgen of Avatar, you’ve got the eye candy for 2014. Maleficent directed by Robert Stromberg, is Disneys promising look into the real story behind the beloved Sleeping Beauty novel, but unlike the novel, this one tells the story from the villains point of view. This trailer looks good, so one would hope that the hype surrounding it’s release is warranted…we’ll just have to wait and see.
“A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal — an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom — and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.”
- Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Poster Revealed, Trailer Out Tomorrow! (justjared.com)
- Angelina Jolie is deliciously wicked in first ‘Maleficent’ trailer! (themovieclubbers.wordpress.com)
- Angelina Jolie is “Maleficent” in Disney’s new teaser poster (jedimouseketeer.com)
- Disney Unveils New ‘Maleficent’ Poster Featuring Angelina Jolie (variety.com)
- First Poster for ‘Maleficent’ Starring Angelina Jolie; Trailer Out Tomorrow (slashfilm.com)
- Maleficent – First Trailer (betheredcarpet.co.uk)