Sunday, January 30, 2011

Snyder and Nolan choose their Superman

If acting was like horseshoes and hand grenades, Henry Cavill would be a Hollywood A-lister. Perhaps best known for his role in The Tudors, he has been in the running for just about all of Hollywood's major action franchises. Cavill was almost Superman in Superman Returns, he was almost James Bond, he was almost Superman again in the failed Justice League movie, and he was almost Batman in Batman Begins. It looks like his patience has finally paid off. Several sources are reporting that director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan have chosen Cavill as their Superman. He certainly has the look. Filming will begin in mid-2011.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Trailer for Real Steel

This is Trey's new favorite movie, before it even comes out. I am much less optimistic. Premieres October 7, 2011.

Real Steel

Trailer for Cowboys & Aliens

James Bond and Han Solo playing cowboys...WITH ALIENS!!! What more could you want? Premieres July 29, 2011.

Cowboys & Aliens

Thursday, January 27, 2011

REMINDER - How to subscibe until iTunes gets their act together

We're going to be on iTunes, but we're not there quite yet. Until then, if you'd like to subscribe to the show, you can click on the Advanced tab in iTunes, then click on Subscribe To Podcast. That will open a pop-up box, and you just copy this link into the box and save.

New BSG prequel Blood And Chrome has its leading man

Entertainment Weekly broke the story that the young version of William Adama, the Admiral in Battlestar Galactica, will be played by Luke Pasqualino in the upcoming prequel miniseries Blood and Chrome. As with the recent remake of BSG, if B&C proves to be popular it will be rolled into a recurring series.

Luke Pasqualino

Edward James Olmos as Admiral William Adama

Great suggestions for the Wonder Woman TV series

I mentioned this briefly on Episode 2, but I couldn't remember where I had read it. It's from WIRED's blog "Underwire", and the story is titled "10 Mandates for a Kick-@ss Wonder Woman TV Show".

Here's a sample:

7. Don’t pick a short, scrawny actress. Whoever plays Wonder Woman must be built like a warrior, but still hot enough to ensnare drooling fanboys, who can’t abide a female superhero who isn’t a sex object. Think Xena plus Alias, and you’re partly there. As Gina Torres, who starred in Firefly and Alias, infamously explained, “There are no skinny b*tches in superhero land.” (Torres would be great for the role, by the way.)

FIGcast - Episode 2

Episode 2 is now live, we're still trying to figure out why we're not on iTunes, but we'll get there eventually.

FIGcast - Episode 2


This episode is pretty lengthy, but don't let that scare you off. We just bit off more than we could chew with these first two shows, and we're learning every week. We really want to aim for about an hour per episode.

If you're reading this, you've found the blog. You can email us at and we're now on Facebook, just search for our name. We hope to be up on iTunes by the time we record next week, look for Episode 3 to go up sometime on February 3rd.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Trailer for Green Lantern

Here's the trailer we trashed about a half-dozen times during Episode 1. Premieres June 17, 2011. Check it out before Trey gets cranky and deletes this post :)

Green Lantern

Trailer for Thor

Check out the trailer for the upcoming Marvel film. Premieres May 6, 2011.


Trailer for The Adjustment Bureau

Again, it's a trailer. We talked about it. Premieres March 4, 2011.

The Adjustment Bureau

Trailer for Your Highness

Yet another trailer we mentioned on our first show. Film premieres April 8, 2011.

Your Highness

New trailer for Sucker Punch

Another one of the trailers we mentioned in Episode 1. Premieres March 25, 2011.

Sucker Punch

New trailer for Battle: Los Angeles

This is one of the trailers we talked about in Episode 1, looks like a really cool alien/war flick. Premieres March 11, 2011.

Battle: Los Angeles

FIGcast - Episode 1

It's here, our very first episode! Follow us into the unknown:

FIGcast - Episode 1


Give it a listen, and let us know what you think. You can email us at and look for us on iTunes very, very soon.

We'll be recording again on Wednesday, and hopefully Episode 2 will be up some time on Thursday the 27th.

The Podcast is coming to iTunes

Unfortunately, it's not there quite yet. Until then, if you'd like to subscribe to the show, you can click on the Advanced tab in iTunes, then click on Subscribe To Podcast. That will open a pop-up box, and you just copy this link into the box and save.

Great new comic from XKCD

New pilot from Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ron Moore

Ron Moore submitted a proposal to NBC for a new show called 17th Precinct. It's a police drama set in the fictional town of Excelsior. But there's MAGIC. Moore has described it to reporters as "Harry Potter for grown-ups". Here's the story about NBC green-lighting a pilot for the project.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Nic Cage Losing His $h#t

I mentioned this video in our first podcast (NSFW, is Nic Cage, afterall):

Inaugural Post!

This is the brand spankin' new companion blog to the brand spankin' new weekly F.I.G.cast--the podcast were three geeks sit around talking about stuff.

Our first podcast should be uploaded on iTunes over the next couple of days. Watch this blog for info, interesting links and opinionated opinions about stuff.