Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Caught in the Crossfire in July

Source: Beyond Hollywood

No it isn't a bio-pic about the late but great Stevie Ray Vaughan but it still might be worth your time.

There is something to be said for direct to DVD action movies. Some men, like Steven Seagal, just make it worth your time. And then there is something to be said about rappers turned action stars, sometimes it works but only if Seagal is also in the flick (See Exit Wounds).

Well all of that is null and void because Curtis "50 Cent' Jackson is teaming up with the multi-talented Chris Klein in the direct to DVD release of Caught in the Crossfire. This "hardcore urban gangster flick" follows a street hardened dick (Detective! It means detective!) played by Klein who is trying to wade through all of the lies and corruption of his own police department while investigating some gang slayings. 50 Cent is also there to represent the aforementioned "hardcore" element.

Get Caught in the Crossfire on DVD and Blu-ray July 13th. So far the announced extras only include outtakes; which is kind of slim, but with Klein providing the material I bet they are gold!

For your viewing pleasure I present to you the trailer for Caught in the Crossfire if you are still so inKleined:

Legal Flying Cars?!

Source: The Register

We, my friends, live in the future.

The FAA has just given special approval to Terrafugia Transition (car/plane hybrid) that will make owning and operating this particular flying car feasible unlike many of it's predecessors.

The hold up was due to a weight issue. The Terrafugia was about 110 lbs over the light sport aircraft classification which has more lenient restrictions on who can operate the aircraft and specifically how much experience would be necessary (Only 20 in-flight hours!) but the FAA granted a special exemption seeing as the extra weight was necessary for safety features when the Terrafugia is in car mode.

Don't expect to see somebody pulling up along side you in one of these bad boys just yet, however, as there are still several more steps (crash tests, more prototypes, etc.) before the Terrafugia Transition can truly spread its wings and hit the highway sometime in 2011.

In case you were wondering participating in the future will put you back $194,000.

Fanboys Blu in July

Source: HighDef Disc News

That is right, 2008's Fanboys is getting a long overdue Blu-ray release on July 27th.

For those of you that don't know about, or just haven't gotten around to seeing it yet, the movie shows the eternal optimism in a pre-Phantom Menace world. Oh, those were halcyon days where the only worry a good Star Wars fan had was getting their hands on a bootlegged copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Fanboys centers around a small group of Star Wars fanatics (Including Jay Burachel, Kristen Bell, Dan Fogler and Seth Rogen) who embark on an adventure to get their hands on an early copy of Episode I.

There is Hutt sized assortment of extras, some of which were on the previous DVD release that should keep every Fanboys fanboy happy.

Extras Include:

  • Introduction By Director Kyle Newman & Producer Matthew Perniciaro
  • Commentary By Cast And Crew
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Truth About Fanboys
  • Star Wars Parallel
  • 4 Fanboys & 1 Fangirl
  • The Choreography
  • Disturbances In The Force: A Series Of Webisodes
  • Fanboys Goes Global
  • Fanboys, The Comic Book
  • Gallery