May 9, 2014
Back when Star Wars: Episode VII was first announced, the folks over at "Conan" on TBS came up with some pretty great videos showing what it would be like if directors like Kevin Smith and Woody Allen or Todd Phillips and Wes Anderson got their hands on the sci-fi franchise. Now Conan O'Brien is back talking about the sequel again as we're waiting to find out the official title, following the announcement of most of the principal cast for the film from director J.J. Abrams. This time Conan and his writers have come up with some solid potential titles for Episode VII like the promising Greedo Gets His Groove Back. Watch it!
April 15, 2014
Yesterday, we featured the opening to the MTV Movie Awards, not because we care about who the golden popcorn goes to, but because it showcased host Conan O'Brien fitting no less than 50 celebrity cameos into the beginning of the show. Now that the show is over, Conan is back to his normal hosting duties on his own late night talk show on TBS. But he had some time to reminisce about his weekend hosting gig, and even took the time to reveal some of his preparation behind the scenes, mostly his hair styling inspired by the remarkable comb-over donned by Christian Bale in last year's Best Picture nominee American Hustle.
April 14, 2014
No one really cares about the MTV Movie Awards, at least not as real awards, but the event still gathers a who's who of big name celebrities trying to appeal to the younger demographics. Thankfully, the even is usually pretty fun, and this year it was helped by Conan O'Brien as host. And instead of opening the show by making reference to a bunch of big summer movies and whatnot, he decided to set a record for most celebrity cameos in the opening of the awards show. They're all pretty random and range from comedy stars like Ed Helms and Danny McBride to recent Oscar winners like Lupita Nyong'o and more. Watch it!
November 21, 2013
Back in March of 2012, Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on "Conan" to announce Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was finally happening, and last night the legendary newsman returned to the TBS late night talk show to promote the upcoming comedy sequel from director Adam McKay. Never one to disappoint and put on a good show, Burgundy decided to pay tribute to Toronto mayor Rob Ford (currently being ridiculed for smoking crack, hanging out with hookers and other douchebaggery) by singing to his "dear, dear, dear friend." Ford is in hot water, but he had time to to post the video on Twitter saying, "I had to laugh at my friend Ron Burgundy & his take on my 2014 re-election campaign song." Watch now!
February 15, 2013
After the unlikely casting of "Parks & Reacreation" and Zero Dark Thirty star Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, in Marvel's cosmic superhero ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy, it sounds like the rest of the team is being filled out slowly but surely. Latino Review has word that names like Isiah Mustafa, Dave Bautista, and Brian Patrick were testing for the role of Drax the Destroyer, but it's Conan the Barbarian remake and Bullet to the Head star Jason Momoa who has come out on top with an offer and is currently in talks to take the role. Most fans should be familiar with Momoa after his stint on "Game of Thrones."
December 3, 2012
Back in October, we were surprised to find out that Arnold Schwarzenegger had signed on to reprise his iconic role of Conan the Barbarian in a new film called The Legend of Conan that ignores the existence of Jason Momoa's 2011 reboot. No director has been set yet, but this one will be a direct sequel to 1984's Conan the Destroyer that picks up with Arnold as an aging warrior (he'll be 67 years old when the film comes out in 2014), and Hero Complex recently spoke with screenwriter/producer Chris Morgan about how he convinced Arnold to come back to the character, what we can expect from the new sequel and more.
October 25, 2012
You have got to see this. There's two fun Arnold Schwarzenegger updates today to combine into one big Ahnuld update. First, the Schwarzenegger himself tweeted out a photo (via The Playlist) today, showing his new getup for the movie Ten. It's an action drama he's now shooting with director David Ayer (End of Watch) about DEA agents, and Arnold plays John 'Breacher' Wharton. But as Kevin J jokes, "it seems Arnie borrowed his latest cut from a vegan punk who's studying 16th century lit with a minor in philosophy, who also plays in an avant-folk band." Nice tattoos. But the more interesting news is that Deadline is saying Universal has picked up rights to a Conan the Barbarian reboot (again?) but with Arnold attached. Yep!
October 4, 2012
"It's 3 frames, but—they're all there." Oh this is genius. And it's going to set the internet ablaze all because it's trick J.J. Abrams genius. So, J.J. Abrams was the guest on tonight's Conan O'Brien show, and to make the occasion something special, he decided to bring and debut the first ever clip from Star Trek Into Darkness, the Star Trek sequel hitting theaters next summer. But don't wet your pants just yet, it's the shortest clip you'll ever see. It's only 3 frames long. Not 3 seconds, 3 frames. Oh yea. The clip, and the entire funny Conan segment, is online for your viewing pleasure below. And yes, there is a freeze-frame available.
April 24, 2012
Every now and then, fans of Conan O'Brien's late night talk show "Conan" on TBS try to point out little errors that he or the staff have made throughout the show, something the internet is very good at. But there's always fun to be had, and in this case, when a certain user corrected Conan's misuse of the title of The Dark Knight Rises (he explains in the video below), it means that we get to see some action from the Caped Crusader and the hulking villain Bane that we probably won't get to see this July unless something goes terribly wrong (or right?). This should hold us over until that new trailer hits next week. Watch below!
August 24, 2011
I've always wondered what that's like. How do you feel if the movie you spent years working on barely opens and is forgotten at the end of a weekend? What do you do when you make it all the way to the Oscars, but your film doesn't win a single award? Tough questions, and situations, but screenwriter and self-described "script doctor" Sean Hood took it upon himself to write a lengthy essay on Q&A site Quora about the poor performance of Lionsgate's Conan the Barbarian, which barely made $10 million its opening weekend. I thought this was important to feature, at the least so other aspiring writers can read it and stay motivated.
August 21, 2011
The willingness to zone out during Conan the Barbarian comes within the film's first 10 seconds. An over-long, unnecessarily explanatory voice over setting up the world in which the action takes place is cliche enough. When it's done by Morgan Freeman, you know you're dealing with a film that has no interest in originality. So you zone out, lose interest, stop listening to what's being said and start wondering how many zeros Freeman's paycheck had in it. That's a problem, especially when it comes before a sword is swung or a head is lopped off. Granted, Conan the Barbarian has that in abundance, but like that opening narration
August 19, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Born on the Battlefield. The other 80's remake hitting theaters this weekend is the Marcus Nispel-directed Conan the Barbarian, starring Jason Momoa as the new Conan, Ron Perlman as his father Corin. Based on the classic Robert E. Howard characters, this Conan re-tells his origin and struggle to find and defeat Khalar Zym, played by Stephen Lang, the scourge or Hyboria. So how is this remake? Action-packed, violent and badass? How is Jason Momoa in Arnold's old role? If you've seen it, leave us a comment below and tell us what you thought of this Conan the Barbarian.
August 19, 2011
"I live. I love. I slay." He's the new badass in Hollywood, not only playing Conan the Barbarian in the latest remake, but also kicking ass on HBO's "Game of Thrones" as Khal Drogo. His name is Jason Momoa and his acting history includes "Baywatch", "North Shore" and "Stargate: Atlantis", but he's breaking out big this year, as those two aforementioned roles have earned him quite of bit of buzz just for being a badass. I had the opportunity to interview Momoa recently and I had a blast talking with him. He had a beer in hand the whole time and we chatted about everything from playing a "man's man" to acting without any dialogue.
August 8, 2011
Coming sometime this week we'll be posting our interview with Jason Momoa, star of the new take on brutal warrior Conan the Barbarian, but the actor revealed some news to Crave Online that we didn't learn during our time with him. Apparently there's already plans for a sequel in the works, and Momoa himself even wrote the story for it. However, at this moment they're playing the waiting game on two fronts. First they have to see if the first film hits with audiences and performs at the box office, and they're waiting to see if the studio will accept the new story which will deliver some more mythical creature action.