So, um… It appears that “Hot Guys Holding BB-8” is a trend just now and it’s possibly one of the most bizarre things you’ll ever see (certainly one of the strangest things that I’ve seen in a long time). EW’s Marc Snetiker has created a page on Tumbler that he’s entitled “A poorly Photoshopped story […]
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has sparked a new interest in the Star Wars franchise. While most fans of the saga have grown up knowing that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s [SPOILER] father, younger generations have still to find out the character’s secret. Christian Perez recently sat down with his daughter Anabelle to […]
I’m guessing that you know who Spider-Man is. Let’s face it, you could climb to the highest peak of the Tibetan mountains and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone that doesn’t know about Peter Parker, Doc Ock, Mary Jane Watson or the entire cast characters of Stan Lee’s comic books. However, if I were to […]
Here’s a question that you might not know the answer to: how many Academy Awards did The Empire Strikes Back win in 1980? Tricky question, right? While The Empire Strikes Back is considered by most Star Wars fans to be the greatest film of the franchise, you might not have been born when it was released in 1980 […]
At First Glance: How John Knoll Created the Opening Crawl For Star Wars was first published on June 2nd, 1999 as part of a series of behind-the-scenes articles written for the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The article features an extensive interview with John Knoll, who recounts at length how he ensured that […]
The insane link between racism and Star Wars has continued to build as we edge closer to the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. It’s during this period that I’m reminded of how much I love Star Wars and of how much I hate racism. Three new character-orientated movie posters have now been […]
If you’re a Star Wars fan looking for a laugh, then you’ve probably looked in Alderaan places… ( ahem…) Well then you’re in luck and don’t worry, it’s not a trapp! We’ve got 10 jokes guaranteed to make any Star Wars fan cry with laughter. In fact, they’re Yodalicious… 1. Shouldn’t This Come With Safety Instructions? […]
Films: Critters, Critters 2, Critters 3 & Critters 4 Directors: Stephen Herek, Mick Garris, Kristine Peterson, Rupert Harvey Writers: Stephen Herek, Mick Garris, David Twohy, David J. Schow, Joseph Lyle Released: 1986, 1988, 1991 Cast: Dee Wallace Stone, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Zane, Don Keith Opper, Terrence Mann, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anders Hove, Brad Dourif, Angela Bassett […]
How Star Wars Shook The World By Jim Emerson Thirty eight years ago, on May 25, 1977, Star Wars changed everything. Star Wars Shook the World. Every once in a while, that’s what happens. Something comes along and it makes you realize — either at the time, or sometime thereafter — that things after that thing […]
Do you want to read 10 Articles Guaranteed to Rock Your Inner Geek and Completely Own Your Weekend? We’ll folks, I’ve been hard at work, digging through our dusty files and website data, to find the most popular articles that we’ve ever published. They’re the most read, most shared and most talked about content on our website and they’re guaranteed […]
If you’re looking for an upbeat Batman vs Superman trailer breakdown then you’re not going to find it here. Sorry, I hate moaning. I hate being negative. There’s enough nonsense in our lives to be downbeat about without worrying over a movie. We all need to be able to escape the mundane once in a while and while I […]
In what some are calling the widest casting call of all time, Disney and Lucasfilm have reportedly met with more than 2,500 actors in their search for a young Han Solo to star in the smuggler’s solo spinoff film.The character was played by Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars trilogy, and Ford is reprising … …read more
Title: Ghoul Squad #2 Writer: Brandon Rhiness Pencils & Inks: Carlos Trigo Colors: Nick O’Gorman Letters: Chris Johnson Publisher: The Higher Universe Ghoul Squad #2 Plot Synopsis: In Ghoul Squad #2 Varney the Vampire has gathered an assortment of “monsters” and set up shop in a castle in Transylvania. His plan is to combat supernatural […]
The cast for Star Wars Episode VII has finally revealed including 12 hidden clues you missed: 1. Peter Mayhew Lives and Breathes Star Wars Peter Mayhew is best known for his iconic role as Chewbacca and is often photographed wearing a Star Wars t-shirt or holding his custom-made Lightsaber walking stick. Yet this appreciation for […]
Sometimes, there are things about screenwriting you kind of know without stopping to think about it too much, proof that there’s a lot of innate knowledge about the subject from viewing so many films over the years. This week, I saw Transcendence and Blue Ruin a couple of days apart, and the failings of the […]
In an exclusive video interview, Warwick Davis chats to JJ Lucia Wright about the Star Wars themed charity event: Feel The Force Day Video Transcript – Warwick Davis: “I think that Feel The Force Day is a brilliant concept as it allows people with learning difficulties access to Star Wars and Sci-Fi and TV […]
The cast of Star Wars Episode VII has been officially announced including the publication of a picture of the cast during their first script reading session: The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of […]
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cast and Crew: Directed by: Marc Webb Written by: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci (screenplay) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Plot Synopsis: Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Review […]
[infobox] Title: Black Alpha #1 Written by: Drew Hunt Artist: Christian Colbert and Tom Rasch Publisher: Vizion Studios Black Alpha #1 Plot Synopsis: Charged to serve and protect the people of the Caratia Star Systems, (or provinces as they are commonly known) The Amariah are one of several factions of the mighty GUARDSMEN, a warrior […]
Manchester artist, Akse, has revealed his latest work: graffiti art of Tyrion Lannister from the popular television series: Game of Thrones. The above portrait is entitled: The Gods of Tits and Wine and is located in an unspecified area of Manchester. The French artist, Akse, who is a member of the P19 Crew, also specialises […]
The actor Alexander Burton who stars as Pyro in the first X-Men film was one of three plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against the former executive of Digital Entertainment Network. It is alleged that Marc Collins-Rector held parties in his Hollywood home where Bryan Singer and other entertainment industry professionals provided drugs and alcohol to […]
While on Twitter, Steven King publically slammed Game of Thrones fans who were surprised by the events of the episode: The Lion and The Rose. The author stated: King Joffrey: one glass of one too many. See you later, you sadistic little punkass. Come on, guys, it’s been in the books for 15 years […]
[infobox style=’regular’ static=’1′] Steve Damm: The Master of Smoking Monkeys Hey there At Tha Movies guys, gals and other – my name is Steve Damm. When I am writing for such a gorgeous audience, I go by the name DAMM. We won’t go into what SOME people call ME, but I am the Curmudgeon of […]
While X-MEN: APOCALYPSE may be the biggest X-Men film to date, 20th Century Fox has some big plans in store from the franchise, of which APOCALYPSE is only the beginning. The third solo Wolverine flick is in production, and Fox is adamant(ium) that Channing Tatum's Gambit is still a thing. There's also THE NEW MUTANTS which is coming our way from writer/director Josh Boone (THE FAULT IN OUR…
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Looks like the Mayan Motorcycle Club will ride again very soon. Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has announced that the Mayan MC spin-off just got “one step closer”. Mayans MC spinoff just got one step closer. I’m very excited about this story. Dark and beautiful. #MayansMC– kurt sutter (@sutterink) April 26, 2016The Mayans, led by Marcus … …read more
Herocross has unveiled their newest figures, which spotlights the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.The turtles are part of Herocross’ new hybrid metal figure line, called Figuartions (via Toyark). Stylistically the turtles draw inspiration from the original animated series, and this is nowhere more apparent than in their interchangeable heads. Donatello is the first release from the set, and as you … …read more
With Captain America Civil War right around the corner here in the U.S., the anticipation for the giant crossover Marvel movie couldn’t be higher. Civil War though seems to pale in comparison to the number of characters that Marvel seems to have in store for the spiritual finale to their cinematic universe in Avengers: Infinity … …read more
As John Logan’s “Penny Dreadful” returns for Season 3, Vanessa Ives — the all-powerful medium played to utter perfection by the captivating Eva Green — has become a recluse. Green plays ravenous just as enticingly as she portends possession, and it’s in these enthralling details that “Penny Dreadful” works better, perhaps, than it should.
After all, the Showtime horror series, which could read like bibliophile fan fiction if it weren’t so damn gorgeous (and cleverly plotted), ended last season with Green chanting in tongues to a ventriloquist doll designed to look just like her — and be her equal in power. Throw in Hartnett’s wild werewolf storming in as scorpions crawl out of the dummy’s shattered face (I guess it wasn’t so powerful after all), slicing open the throat of another medium who’s threatening Vanessa, and you were caught in a firestorm of over-the-top action.
Yet Logan must have wisened quickly to his madcap impulses, capping them… …read more
EA is getting ready to launch the next entry in the long-running Battlefield franchise, and the company is holding a special event for the game on May 6th.The event will include a first look at the new game, and hopefully, it will be much more than just a spliced together trailer. I’m sure I’m not alone … …read more
Typically the worst day of the year for comedy, April Fools’ Day 1991 became an exception to the rule with the launch of Comedy Central. The product of a merger between two separate comedy stations — The Comedy Channel and Ha!, Comedy Central — provided a new space for standups, animators and sketch comedians to pretty much do whatever they want.
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The network spent the next 25 years taking chances on new voices, continuing that tradition today with a string of critical and commercial hits for, maybe, the first time in their lifespan.
“Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist”
From the outset, Comedy Central knew that new comics were its lifeblood, and few shows gave them a more regular and interesting outlet than “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.” Casually known as that squiggly cartoon where everyone whispers, Dr. Katz featured real…
Next month AMC will premiere the highly-anticipated series “Preacher,” the cult comic adaptation from Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin. The network debuted two new images from the show featuring Jesse Custer ( Dominic Cooper) with Sheriff Root (W. Earl Brown) and DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) with Fiore (Derek Wilson).
“Preacher” is based on the comic books written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Steve Dillon, and follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse who seems to be inhabited by supernatural beings. Violence and daunting creatures entail as he and his ex girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vagabond (Joseph Gilgun) team up to battle demons from Hell, Heaven and everywhere in between.
READ MORE: Hell is Set Loose in the Newest ‘Preacher’ Promo
Additionally, AMC released a new 30-second promo descriptively titled “All Saints” that shows a handful of new scenes involving the shows titular character coming home.
The pilot premiered at SXSW and…
Sega’s iconic ninja Shinobi is leaping into the world of film courtesy of Marc Platt.Platt is known for shepherding films like Wanted, Drive, and Bridge of Spies as a producer, and will bring his talents to the project according to Deadline. In conjunction with Stories International, Inc, he will be working with Sega and Hakuhodo DY Group to bring … …read more
A Batman movie written by Ben Affleck and DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns, starring Ben Affleck, and directed by Affleck has long been rumored, and was confirmed in some shape to be on the way at Warner Bros’ presentation at Cinemacon. But with so many executives working to build the DC Universe on the big screen, what would that … …read more
With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming later this year, it looks like Disney certainly isn’t afraid to explore the past in between new installments of the core franchise.One of those points in time could very well be centered around Obi-Wan’s time in the dessert, and specifically what happens in between Star Wars: Episode III … …read more
Fresh off the widespread critical and commercial success of the romantic drama “Carol,” a love story between a young photographer and an older woman in 1950’s New York, director Todd Haynes already has a new film in development: “Wonderstruck,” based on the 2011 novel by Brian Selznick. “Wonderstruck” follows the interconnected stories of two deaf children across the span of fifty years — Ben, who lives with his family in Minnesota in 1977 and escapes to New York, and Rose, who’s locked in a house in 1927 New Jersey and also escapes to New York to see her favorite film actress. Now, “Wonderstruck” has cast its Rose: 13-year-old deaf actor Millicent Simmonds.
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According to Deadline, Todd Haynes plans to present the Rose section of the film as a silent film, to reflect the cinematic history of the time as well as to reflect the… …read more
Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther brings a sense of regalness and stability to the rather chaotic proceedings in Captain America: Civil War, but he also comes with a distinct accent.That accent didn’t just happen overnight either, as Boseman explained to Jimmy Kimmel. The actor actually had a sort of dry run in another film and was able to build off … …read more
The winning filmmaker will become a candidate for April Project of the Month. That winner will be in the running for Project of the Year.
The four projects up for this week’s Project of the Week are listed below (with descriptions courtesy of the filmmakers). You can vote at the bottom of the page.
Facing East: A 12 week, 6,000 km journey from Germany to Turkey, retracing the route of the refugee crisis.
Sanctuary of Butterflies: Experience a film seeded thousands of years in Mexico’s musical past, as the father of Ethnorock, Luis Perez-Ixoneztli, guides us on an otherworldly journey to preserve the remnants of a forgotten culture.
Suds County 2: The Boil Over: “Suds County 2: The Boil Over” explores the incredible recent growth in San Diego County’s craft breweries. The film will also take a look at how San Diego beer styles and San Diego’s brewers are influencing breweries around the nation and the world.
Tortoise: A bowling fanatic finds a talking tortoise bent…
It was recently announced that Alicia Vikander would be playing Lara Croft in the new TOMB RAIDER flick, but before she goes treasure-hunting . . . she has to get some portraits done. TULIP FEVER follows an artist (Dane DeHaan) who falls for a young married woman (Vikander) while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. Well, it looks like Vikander…
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There’s something creepy yet haunting about “The Path,” in which a tornado levels a town and enables a religious cult to expand its power as an extended family. The central conflict revolves around the ambitions of charismatic leader Cal (Hugh Dancy), the crisis of faith for follower Eddie (Aaron Paul) and the precarious impact on his marriage to Sarah (Michelle Monaghan).
With the support of director Mike Cahill, exec producer Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights”) and creator Jessica Goldberg, there was a freedom to be minimalistic and observational. This certainly impacted the cinematography of Yaron Orbach and co-editor Tad Dennis.
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“I visually played with two worlds: the facade of it, which is very organic and very natural, and the darker undercurrents you start learning about with these people and how they’re recruited [and treated],” explained Orbach, who shot…
DC is being quite cautious with bringing Green Lantern into the Cinematic Universe fold. Nabbing the director of Mad Max: Fury Road would go a long way in instilling some much-needed confidence in the franchise.Heroic Hollywood’s Umberto Gonzalez has heard from sources that George Miller is heavily rumored to be the director for the upcoming Green Lantern Corps … …read more
Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now”) premiered “The Idol” at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. His film, a coming-of-age story inspired by the Gazan singer Mohammed Assaf, garnered critical acclaim and Oscar buzz. Now, Indiewire has an exclusive behind-the-scenes video in which the director and crew members talk about the hardships they faced, casting decisions and one of the mistakes they almost made.
“The Idol” follows the journey of Assaf, his sister and two friends in Gaza, from their time singing at weddings as youngsters to Assaf auditioning and becoming the winner of the second season of “Arab Idol.” With this biopic, the Academy Award-nominated director hoped to send a message about the under-privileged children in the Arab world and to show the loss and perseverance Assaf had to endure to make his dreams come true.
READ MORE: Could This Crowdpleaser From Gaza Land an Oscar Nomination?
Shooting for the film took place outside of Palestinian locations in Gaza and…
Disney’s twitter accounts posted a new video Friday of BB-8, the lovable ball droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, taking a visit to NASA’s JPL, where they’re actively developing robots that will one day help humans explore foreign planets. toured the labs, meeting robots like the Disney-visit-appropriately named King Louie, a robot built for dexterity. The … …read more
THE NICE GUYS has offerred up some pretty cool marketing thus far, and the period flick just wouldn't be complete without its own retro trailer to fit the time period. Just in case you're not caught up, Shane Black's (IRON MAN 3, KISS KISS BANG BANG) latest is set in 1970s Los Angeles and follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired leg-breaker (Crowe) who must work together to…
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Captain America: Civil War continues to dominate at the international box office, earning $38.7 million in its first two days. The film is now showing in 30 international markets and the box office in each of them.Disney notes that Civil War is keeping pace with Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel’s biggest international success so far. … …read more
Capone says that when the kitty is on screen, Key & Peele’s KEANU is unstoppable
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Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. The idea is so deceptively simple, it’s a wonder no previous film in the YouTube age has used it to this degree until now. People love videos of kittens doing adorable kitten things. So the master sketch comedy team of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (who wrote this film with Alex Rubens) have devised a film prominently featuring a kitten being cute in some truly outrageous and violent situations involving gangs, drugs, weapons and the hardcore vocal stylings of George Michael. And I promise you, when the kitten known as Keanu is on screen, you will be actively in love with the film known as KEANU. The slight problem with that equation is that there are fairly sizable chunks of this movie in which the kitten is largely absent, and this presents the unlikeliest of problems: Key and Peele have problems keeping the laughs coming when there’s no Keanu. I’ll give the duo credit for not simply taking a sketch idea and padding it with nonsense to fill out a 90-minute running time. Technically, they only play two characters each in KEANU, and only one set of those characters speaks. Peele plays Rell Williams, who is introduced as depressed and nearly comatose on his couch (after smoking a great deal of weed) after his girlfriend has just left him. Key plays his best friend Clarence Goobril, a married father of one, whose wife and daughter have just left for the weekend on
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Sure, there’s a shiny new Ghostbusters movie hitting theaters this summer, but the old school original has plenty of fun to offer.On June 8, the thirty-second anniversary of the original release of Ghostbusters, Sony Pictures is teaming up with Fathom Events for a special showing of the film in AMC, Regal, and Cinemark theaters across the country. The … …read more
After an extended rights battle, Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time novel series is once again cleared and in development for television. Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal made the announcement on the Google+ fan page of The Wheel of Time.”Update: Wanted to share with you exciting news about The Wheel of Time. Legal issues have been resolved. The Wheel of … …read more
Daybreak Games has officially launched DC Universe Online on the Xbox One, allowing Xbox Live players to create a character and adventure in the DC Universe.”Xbox One players can finally channel their inner Super Hero – or Super-Villain. Whether they want to run fast like The Flash, fly like Superman or wield ice like Captain Cold, … …read more
Capone’s Art-House Round-Up with THE MEDDLER, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY, THE CLUB, and PAPA
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Hey, folks. Capone in Chicago here, with a few films that are making their way into art houses or coming out in limited release around America this week (maybe even taking up one whole screen at a multiplex near you). Do your part to support these films, or at least the good ones… THE MEDDLER Without resorting to silliness or saccharine emotions, writer-director Lorene Scafaria (the highly undervalued SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD) has constructed a humble film that is one of the simplest and most honest films about grief in quite some time. Oh wait, you thought THE MEDDLER was a fun romp about an annoying mother, Marnie (Susan Sarandon), who moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to look after her perpetually frazzled screenwriter daughter, Lori (Rose Byrne), and won’t leave the poor girl alone, with hilarity around every corner? Yeah, that’s called marketing. Come on, people, you know how the game is played. Not that there isn’t a great deal of humor here, but this is really a movie about how everyone handles loss in their own way—sometimes reinventing themselves in the process; other times, tumbling into a pain spiral of bad decisions, hoping to fill the hole that has been left. The loss in question is Marnie’s husband/Lori’s father, who has been gone a year when we meet these women. Lori is a struggling television writer whose latest work got picked up to shoot a pilot, which means her
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When The Walking Dead returns for its seventh season in October, it has the chance to offer up an almost entirely new show. Negan’s introduction rattled the landscape and while Rick’s group is going to be left fractured, they won’t be completely broken.The world of The Walking Dead began its expansion late in its sixth season. We … …read more
Movie theaters are facing a lot of challenges these days. Streaming platforms continue to offer a broader set of options, as demonstrated by this week’s announcement about Criterion and Turner Classic Movies’ FilmStruck platform. Nevertheless, the data tells a more complicated story: From the big budget releases to the specialty titles, plenty of movies are doing quite well at the box office. In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss two of the highest-grossing indie releases so far this year (including “The Witch,” above) and also scrutinize the potential for one new bigger release, the Key and Peele comedy “Keanu.” From there, they turn to the news of DreamWorks’ recent acquisition, and look ahead to the company’s future.
Listen to the full episode above.
Screen Talk is available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS. Share your feedback with Thompson and Kohn on Twitter or…
As a result of fiery reactions from rightfully disappointed fans, a group of women from the Canadian show “Saving Hope” have banded together to create the Lexa Pledge, a written promise to treat LGBTQ characters with respect, named for a lesbian character on the CW’s “The 100,” who met an untimely end.
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Led by “Saving Hope” writer and co-executive producer Noelle Carbone and producer Sonia Hosko, the two women have teamed up with Trevor Project fundraiser creator Gina Tass and producer/director/writer Michelle Mama. “We admit that it took us a little while to truly understand the outpouring of criticism being directed at the shows in question — series we love that have showrunners we respect,” they wrote. “But, after much discussion and much debate, we believe that every writing room can learn something from this extraordinary and…
The popular 3DS game Pokemon Rumble World comes out today in retail stores. Rumble World is a continuation of the Pokemon Rumble series of spinoff games, in which players collect and battle Pokemon toys. A “freemium” version of the game came out in 2015 on the 3DS Virtual Console, which quickly became one of Nintendo’s top-selling digital titles.So why buy a hard copy … …read more
The first trailer for Cristian Mungiu’s Canned-bound film “Graduation” has been released. The drama tells the story of a family that lives in a small Romanian town, where everyone knows each other, and focuses on parenting and a powerful father-daughter relationship.
The two-minute sneak peek doesn’t have subtitles but you can get the intensity and distress that the director was trying to achieve.
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“Graduation” stars Adrian Titieni, Maria Dragus, and Lia Bugnar. Aside from directing, Mungiu was also the producer and writer of the film. Shortly after the feature was accepted in competition in Cannes, it was also picked up for U.S. distribution by Sundance Selects. A couple weeks ago a new clip and the official poster for “Graduation” were released. You can click here to see them.
The Romanian director has previously had success at the Cannes Film Festival. In…
Two speedsters are better than one, right? In another commercial using X-Men: Apocalypse star Quicksilver (guy gets around), he finds himself in danger of being replaced, by a speedier, better version of himself.The key to that extra speed? “V Energy Drink,” the subject of the commercial.It’s another humorous take on Quicksilver and his powers, after … …read more
PLOT: The adventures of a bunch of well off women and men, all of whom are dealing with family during the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
REVIEW: Watching the new Garry Marshall film is akin to going to watch an actor friend in a scene study showcase. You have a bunch of thespians on-stage doing random scenes that sometimes go together, and oftentimes don’t. At least the showcase is probably a…
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Marvel Comics has been teasing a mysterious something called Mosaic, and ComicBook.com can now provide the final piece of the puzzle.Previous teasers have asked “What is Mosaic?” and “Where is Mosaic?” and “Who is Mosaic?” The final teaser, seen in full below, asks that final question once more, and points to The Uncanny Inhumans #11 … …read more
A mannered and milquetoast period biopic about the short life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, “The Man Who Knew Infinity” opens with a Bertrand Russell quote that conveniently frames its failings: “Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth but supreme beauty.” Writer-director Matthew Brown (“Ropewalk”) has made a handsome and well-meaning testament to a rare man, but his film is all truth and no beauty (and that truth has been strained through the filter of historical revisionism and narrative convenience).
Essentially “The Theory of Everything” meets “Good Will Hunting” with a hard colonialist twist, “The Man Who Knew Infinity” begins in 1920, where snooty British academic G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons, who’s a treat to watch even on auto-pilot) is waxing nostalgic about “the most romantic figure in the recent history of mathematics.” He’s referring, of course, to Ramanujan (Dev Patel, natch),…
Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable.
A young, white, wisecracking cop with a short temper. An older, sophisticated, black detective seven days from retirement. A diabolical killer on the loose. Anyway, enough about LETHAL WEAPON 3; this week,…
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With the success of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” it’s a wonder that there aren’t much more fantasy series on television. Well, look no further: Robert Jordan’s high fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” is coming soon to a small screen near you. In a press statement, Harriet McDougal, book editor and wife of the late author, announced that the novels have been acquired by a major studio for a “cutting edge TV series,” and that an official announcement from the studio will come shortly.
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There have been many attempts to adapt “The Wheel of Time” series to film and television. Back in 2000, Jordan mentioned NBC purchased an option to do a miniseries. The series was also optioned to Universal Pictures in 2008, but neither project came to fruition. Then in February of last year, a previously unannounced pilot episode based on the series’ prologue “The Eyes of…
Wrestling fans blew up Twitter last night at the arrival of former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young at NXT earlier this week. Young, real name Jeremy Fritz, had one of the longest tenures in TNA Wrestling at twelve years. There he became the fourth TNA Grand Slam Champion, capturing literally every title available (even half the Knockouts … …read more
If you enjoyed Jon Bernthal's performance as Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher in the second season of Daredevil, then you'll be happy to know that the vigilante will indeed be getting his very own Netflix series!
EW was the first to break the news that Marvel has officially ordered a Punisher series, however we've known for a few months now that a solo show was in the works. In…
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Chinese director Zhang Wei has lined up an exciting new feature in the form of “The Rib,” a drama that will focus on a transgender Chinese teen who is forced to grapple with the rigid expectation of both Chinese society and her very religious family as she struggles to blossom into the person she was meant to be. The film will follow a teen who wants to transition from male to female, and the fallout when her very Christian mother finds out about her plans.
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Zhang is no stranger to features that depict fraught situations influenced by the societal expectations of his home country, and his previous work includes the award-winning “Factory Boss,” which focuses on a businessman fighting against untenable economics, along with a new feature centered on a mother who fights to get her autistic son the education he deserves.
Variety reports that “the bold drama is likely to…
Fear the Walking Dead has been quite light on the relationship side of things so far. That hasn’t stopped little hints from dropping about potential characters falling in like.To date, it seems like the most prominent hints have been between Ophelia and Nick possibly getting together. However, that’s based on the moments we’ve seen on … …read more
Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson shared an interesting if bizarre chemistry as a human-operating system couple in Spike Jonze’s “Her,” but replace Johansson’s voice with that of John C. Reilly’s Dr. Steve Brule, and things get weird–hilariously weird.
A trailer for the film with Reilly’s character from the Adult Swim comedy “Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule” instead of the voice of Johansson reveals what a bromance between Brule and Phoenix’s Theodore Twombly would look like. (Hint: it’s awkward).
Check out the hilarious reimagining of the film with the ignorant, childlike Brule as Twombly’s love interest.
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Chadwick Boseman was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, and he brought along a new clip from Captain America: Civil War. We knew he fought Winter Soldier in the film as Black Panther, and now we get to see that in action.The clip shows an extended sequence of Black Panther in full costume fighting Bucky, who … …read more
Ever since the blockbuster success of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” all eyes have been narrowing in on “Brick” and “Looper” director Rian Johnson to see what he has in store for the widely anticipated followup, “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” While we’ve gotten some glimpses of the set and behind-the-scene training sessions from members of the cast and crew (take a look at a lightsaber-weilding Daisy Ridley here), Johnson has taken to his Tumblr blog to officially celebrate the production’s halfway point with two awesome black-and-white set photos. One shows a crew worker cleaning off the window of an X-Wing, while the other teases some of The First Order’s tech boards.
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Unsurprisingly, plot details surrounding “Episode VIII” are being held under lock and key, so it’s anyone’s guess as to what happens now that Rey has found Luke…
Twentieth Century Fox has released two new international TV spots for X-Men: Apocalypse.The new TV spots include a ton of new footage, most notably Psylocke (Olivia Munn) wielding a psychic whip.Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers … …read more
Anxious for more “Sherlock”? Fans of the BBC favorite have been forced to wait over two years for a new season of the Benedict Cumberbatch- and Martin Freeman-starring series (though a recent winter special, “The Abominable Bride,” did tide things over for just a bit), and now one of its stars is revealing when we can expect to see more of the modern spin on the Sherlock Holmes mythos.
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Freeman hit “The Graham Norton Show” this week, where he shared that “Sherlock” fans may only need to hold out until the end of the year to see a new season of the show.
“We are back filming now and the three shows will, I imagine, be out around Christmas,” Freeman said.
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Early reports held that the show might not return until 2017,…
If there’s anything that can be counted on in this world, it’s that Hollywood will always be on the lookout for the next big film franchise, even if it’s in the unlikeliest places, e.g. board games. The Hollywood Reporter announced that studios like Warner Bros., DreamWorks, and Sony are currently bidding over a “Monsterpocalypse” movie, an adaptation of the popular board game where humans in robot suits fight against monsters. The project has been in development since 2010 when an adaptation with director Tim Burton (“Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”) and screenwriter John August (“Big Fish”) attached, but it eventually stalled after Guillermo del Toro filmed “Pacific Rim,” a movie that also pits humans in robot suits against monsters. Needless to say, sources close to the project say that the new project is much different than the original conception as well as “Pacific Rim.”
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A new foreign reprint of classic Flash Gordon comic strips from 1977 and 1978 has an unexpected villain on the cover. He’s especially unexpected because he’s a character that wasn’t created yet, has nothing to do with Flash Gordon or cartoonist Dan Barry, and in fact is from a film design of that character that’s only a … …read more
Woody Allen’s Cannes opening feature, “Cafe Society,” looks to be a dazzling period-set return to form for the occasionally uneven filmmaker, and a new batch of stills from the film shows that off in high style. The feature follows a young dreamer (ain’t that the way) who moves to Hollywood with big dreams. We can only guess that romantic entanglements, high jinks and some seriously stunning fashion ensue.
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The film stars Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Jeannie Berlin, Corey Stoll, Anna Camp, Paul Schneider and Steve Carell. Lionsgate will release the film in limited lease on July 15, with expansion on July 22 and a full release in July 29.
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The Punisher – Official Teaser [HD] by comicbookdotcomMarvel and Netflix have released the first teaser for the upcoming The Punisher TV series. Spinning out of Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2, the new series will continue Frank Castle’s one man war on crime.Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as the titular vigilante. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will serve … …read more
We're a week away (in the U.S., anyway) from the release of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, so I'll understand if some of you don't want to check out the latest clip from the Marvel movie. The clip, which aired last night during Chadwick Boseman's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, features Boseman's Black Panther throwing down against Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier, and he…
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Editor’s note: Hollywood whitewashing is not a new problem, but it’s seen a spike with recent reports that Tilda Swinton would play an Asian character in Marvel’s upcoming “Doctor Strange” (the studio now claims she’s supposed to be Celtic); and with the first photos of Scarlett Johansson playing the lead character in the live-action adaptation of the manga series “The Ghost in the Shell.”
For more perspective on the cultural and industrial factors fueling this issue, we set up an email exchange between three Asian-American members of the entertainment community: Mynette Louie, president of Gamechanger Films (“The Invitation,” “Lovesong,” “Land Ho!”), Andrew Anh, who made his directorial debut with “Spa Night” at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival; and Jeff Yang, a featured CNN contributor and author of “I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action,” editor of the graphic novel anthologies “Secret…
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Film Acquisition Rundown to find out what films got new homes and are coming to a theater or streaming platform near you.
– CBS Films has picked up the U.S. rights for Demetri Martin’s directorial debut, “Dean,” which just debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Martin wrote, directed and stars in the film, which took home the award for Best Narrative Feature. Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen and Reid Scott co-star in the feature. The news was first reported by Deadline.
– Tribeca played home to another big buy, with the pick up of Rob Meyer’s premiere “Little Boxes,” which sold to Netflix for about $1.5 million for worldwide streaming rights. The film stars Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis and Armani Jackson as a family who must deal with some awkward racial…
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Netflix’s “Black Mirror” adaptation has been getting together an excellent roster of talent over the past couple months, including filmmakers like Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Hanna”) and Jakob Verbruggen (“Code 37”), and now Deadline reports that “10 Cloverfield Lane” breakout director Dan Trachtenberg will be joining the fold to helm an episode.
This marks the first major career move for Trachtenberg after earning stellar reviews for his mystery box thriller this past March. Given the way he expertly calculated tension and grounded a science-fiction story in as much reality as possible, Trachtenberg seems like a natural fit for “Black Mirror.”
Based on the popular British anthology series of the same name, Netflix’s “Black Mirror” will similarly feature dark and satirical stories that explore society’s…
As has been long rumored and suspected, “The Punisher” is getting its very own spinoff from Netflix’s popular Marvel series “Daredevil.” Entertainment Weekly reports that Marvel has ordered a new series from the online streaming outfit that will focus on Jon Bernthal’s Punisher character, recently introduced in Season 2 of their popular “Daredevil” series. The official announcement is expected to drop today.
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Per EW, writer and producer Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal,” “Casualty”) will serve as the series’ show runner.
“The Punisher” will be the sixth series collaboration between Netflix and Marvel Television, including both “Daredevil” (their first) and “Jessica Jones,” along with upcoming offerings like “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders.”
Dazzler fans, get excited: she’s officially being introduced into the X-Men movie universe. Of course, it’s just as an Easter Egg for now, but at least she exists.Sophie Turner, who plays the young Jean Grey in the next film in the series, X-Men: Apocalypse, posted a “Flashback Friday” picture this morning, of “that time Cyclops and I … …read more
What would a 1970s action film starring Ryan Gosling and Russel Crowe look like?
The new trailer for Shane Black’s “The Nice Guys” goes above and beyond the requisite facial hair, vintage clothes and ’70s soundtrack by giving the the action-comedy an authentic-looking retro treatment. The low-fi footage is more than just a clever marketing ploy–it makes the film seem like a product of a bygone era.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“The Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
“The Nice Guys” opens on May 20th. Check out the trailer below.
Deadline is reporting that fourteen-year-old actor Michael Barbieri (LITTLE MEN) is in talks to join Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Taylor in Nikolaj Arcel's THE DARK TOWER. If Barbieri does officially sign on (and it looks like he will), he'll be playing Timmy, the best friend of Taylor's Jake Chambers. The movie will also feature the talents of Katheryn Winnick (in a currently…
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(Photo: The Pokemon Company)The world’s second largest structure is getting its very ownPokemon Center. ThePokemon Company announced today it was opening a new retail store in the Tokyo Skytree, Japan’s largest building and the second largest building in the world. Millions visit the Skytree annually, as the tower is one of Tokyo’s more popular tourist attractions. Completed in 2012, the … …read more
Strap in and make sure your hyperdrive is up to snuff as we venture through the Star Wars Universe in the span of a minute (more or less)! Here we'll discuss, celebrate, and poke fun at the latest and greatest news in a galaxy far, far away. You'll be all caught up before you can say, "Han shot first!", so sit back and enjoy this week's Star Wars highlights!…
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An extended trailer for of next Thursday’s episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, titled “River of Time,” has been released by The CW Television Network.After numerous attempts in many different time periods, the team has successfully captured Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump). However, Savage tells Kendra (Ciara Ren?e) that he can reunite her with … …read more
EPISODE 13: "Leviathan"
SYNOPSIS: Rip (Arthur Darvill) takes the team to London in the year 2166, three months before his family is killed. He believes this to be their final opportunity to take out Savage (Casper Crump) who is, unfortunately, at the height of his power. However, the team discovers two key elements to defeating him – Savage’s daughter (guest…
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Last Tuesday, 13-year-old cancer patient Connor McGrath, the Deadpool super-fan who got to meet Ryan Reynolds and saw the R-rated superhero movie before anyone else, passed away at his home in Edmonton, Canada. On Thursday, Reynolds posted a heartfelt tribute to Connor, who he affectionately called “Bubba.””He went way too early and it’s impossible to reconcile. … …read more
Indiewire’s Springboard column profiles up-and-comers in the film industry worthy of your attention.
Jacob Latimore’s passion for performance showed itself early. Signed for a recording contract at age 13 after a childhood love affair with gospel and R&B (as inspired by his equally talented family), Latimore was initially reticent to dive into acting, but his interest in directing his creative passions in new ways eventually led him to try his hand at film and TV.
With small roles in “Ride Along” and “The Maze Runner” under his belt, Latimore’s breakout role came care of this year’s Sundance offering, “Sleight,” the feature debut of filmmaker J.D. Dillard. The film casts Latimore as Bo, a young street magician whose skills eventually turn into something very different when he’s forced by outside pressures and his massive ambition to evolve, both personally and physically. Latimore’s work in the off-beat riff on the superhero story pushed him quite…
The episode opens with Penny inviting the gang to a free wine tasting she won at work. Leonard asks why scientists never win things from work, but Sheldon says that he’s a scientist for the reward of discovery and not for any external prize. Amy corrects him by pointing out that Sheldon wants a Nobel … …read more
ABC has released the first clip from next Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is titled “Failed Experiments.”In it, Hive (Grant Ward) wants to know what Daisy (Chloe Bennet) will do if her friends at S.H.I.E.L.D. aren’t receptive to undergoing the Kree experiment and try to kill him and her. With a slight … …read more
“I swear to God I had something for this.” (Episode Summary)Hired to protect a priceless diamond necklace — elegantly named the “Zarina” — the employees of The Figgis Agency go undercover to a “no-shit-black-tie-Hollywood gala,” only not everyone gets to gown it up. Pam, Cyril and Ray pose as waiters while the rest of the crew put on their best dinner party attire in order to blend in among the friends of Academy Award-winning director Ellis Crane (John O’Hurley), aka the Hollywood elite. Queen of the ball is none other than Veronica Deane, who’s wearing the Zarina in order to impress her ex-husband — or so it’s implied.
About halfway through the party, what can only be described as an actual insane clown posse shows up, specifically looking for the Zarina. Earlier, after Cheryl mentioned they should hire a clown to liven up the dead party, Robert Shapiro (Patton Oswalt) made a funny face that strongly indicated he knew what was coming. Did he hire the…
When it was announced that Will Smith would be playing Deadshot in David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD, I assumed at the time that he would be the one leading the film while the other actors would wind up playing second fiddle. Once the trailers began to roll in I was pleasantly surprised that Warner Bros. was marketing SUICIDE SQUAD as a genuine ensemble film; Deadshot doesn't seem to…
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Fans who have taken a break from the goings-on of Deus Ex can now get caught up before Deus Ex: Mankind Divided drops later this year.In the new 101 trailer, Square Enix sets the stage for the world agent Adam Jensen finds himself in. In the year 2029, the world is divided into anti and pro augmented human … …read more
LAST WEEK’S REVIEW: ‘Orphan Black’ Season 4, Episode 2, ‘Transgressive Border Crossing’: Going Down the Rabbit Hole
Cloning AroundThings with Sarah continued to grow worse in this week’s continuation of the Neolutionist storyline (that has us all freaking out about the potential existence of bugs in our jaws). Growing desperate for answers, the leading clone turned to her foster brother for support but was rebuffed yet again as he continued to work his own stuff out, forcing Sarah to take some drastic measures. Rather than live with a cheek worm threatening to explode all over her face with just one wrong move, she fell back into her Beth persona and trusted a complete stranger to perform surgery on her. It was a rather Sarah thing to do despite all warnings, so it was lucky for her that Ferdinand returned just in time to save her hide. You’ve got to love his sarcasm and wit as he comes in like a knight in Neolutionist armor.
Science ClassWhen studying a potentially…
Tonight’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow had plenty of action and plot development…but not too much in the way of Easter eggs or references to the comics. Here’s a few nifty little winks to the past we found in tonight’s episode. What did we catch? What did we miss? Read on and comment below. …read more
Because he stuck behind to watch after Rick’s baby, Judith, and the rest of the residents inside the walls of Alexandria, Seth Gilliam’s Father Gabriel didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), but we’re sure that time will come next season.”I can say from the little bit that I do know about … …read more
Those looking to grab a few friends and throw some dice on the tabletop have a plethora of choices to choose from. Cool Mini or Not’s Arcadia Quest should definitely be one of those options.Arcadia Quest is a dungeon crawler board game that allows the player to control three characters of their choosing. The object of the … …read more
The CW Television Network has released a sneak preview of next Thursday’s “River of Time” episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.After numerous attempts in many different time periods, the team has successfully captured Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump). However, Savage tells Kendra (Ciara Ren?e) that he can reunite her with Carter (Falk Hentschel) so … …read more
The episode opens with the team arriving in London 2166. Savage’s forces nearly blow the Waverider out of the sky, but Rip and Gideon manage to slip under the artillery fire and find a safe spot to land. Stein suggests they proceed with caution, but Rip says they simply don’t have the time as Savage will … …read more
The word coming out of early screenings of Captain America: Civil War has been extremely positive, and you can add Director Kevin Smith to that group. Watched @CaptainAmerica #CivilWar in amazing @4DX_USA theater! Easily the greatest comic book movie ever made! Best Spidey flick too! LOVED!– KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 28, 2016Smith shared his thoughts on Twitter … …read more
Over the past few years the Western genre has been enjoying a small resurgence; sure, many of those films seem to fly under the radar when compared to the booming superhero genre, but I'm glad to have them. Movies like SLOW WEST, BONE TOMAHAWK, and THE HOMESMAN have supplied me with quality Western entertainment, and the first trailer for Kieran Darcy-Smith's THE DUEL looks like it could have…
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Youtuber Darth Blender has entertained us in the past with retro, low-budget reimaginings of Doctor Strange and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and this time, he’s doing more of the same with Captain America: Civil War.In Captain America: Civil War, governments around the world hold Earth’s Mightiest Heroes accountable for their actions, despite the … …read more
For Throwback Thursday, Psylocke actress Olivia Munn showed off an unfortunate side effect of getting the action-heavy part. #tbt training and filming #psylocke fight scenes last summer. #battlebruises #xmen #xmenapocalypseA photo posted by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:36pm PDTFor her role in X-Men: Apocalypse, Munn completed a wealth of combat training, and it left its … …read more
The latest WHIH Newsfront viral video features its host Christine Everhart (Leslie Bibb) and political correspondent Will Adams (Al Madrigal) debating how the Avengers should be handled by the White House and President Ellis (William Sadler).”So far, the Ellis administration has been careful not to publicly express a viewpoint as of yet,” Adams says in the … …read more
News that new owners are taking over management of the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert, California on July 1, while continuing to book specialized programming, comes as a relief to those working in the trenches of independent film. Closing the nine-screen complex would have been a major loss. Its current owners include actor Bryan Cranston and journalist Steve Mason.
California’s Tristone Cinema Group is taking over the theater, (“the Grand Prix of Cinema”) located at the Westfield Shopping Mall, while LA-based specialized booking firm ESP will assume film buying responsibilities. “Tristone Cinema Group will continue to cater to the arthouse and local audiences that have supported the theater over the years,” they stated. Renovations are planned. “Our goal is to preserve the art of film for wide audiences at an affordable price.”
This specialized complex is one of the most reliable players of a wide range of arthouse films outside…
There seems to be quite a mixed response among X-MEN fans towards Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse, mostly due to the character's appearance, but I feel confident that Isaac's performance will quickly overcome any lingering concerns about his outfit. We're now under a month away from the release of X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, so we're about to enter that stage when studios feel…
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Westerns never truly went away, but there sure does seem to be heightened activity coming from the genre lately. “The Hateful Eight” found Quentin Tarantino even deeper into that narrative territory than “Django Unchained,” “The Homesman” provided Hilary Swank with the best non-Oscar-winning role of her career and Ti West’s “In a Valley of Violence” is among the more anticipated genre films of the year. You can add “The Duel” to that list, a new oater starring Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson. Watch its first trailer above.
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As you can imagine, the two are fated go go mano-a-mano as only cowboys in the 1880s can. Hemsworth plays Texas Ranger David Kingston, whose duties take him to the frontier town of Helena. There, he’s told that he “needs to meet the Preacher.” That’d be Harrelson. Based on the available evidence, he doesn’t seem…
Aside from talking about DC and Marvel movies all the time, Director Kevin Smith has his own film coming to theatres soon, Yoga Hosers.See @YogaHosers in theaters 7/29! Or come see it WITH me and ask “WHY DID YOU DO THIS?!?” on the #YogaHosers Tour! pic.twitter.com/CWE48Z66AG– KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 28, 2016Now you can not only go … …read more
Former TNA World Champion Eric Young has joined NXT, as WWE posted his entrance from their Twitter account. BREAKING NEWS: @TheEricYoung has arrived to @WWENXT!!! pic.twitter.com/F0Y5bL3Icg– WWE (@WWE) April 28, 2016Young, alongside Bobby Roode departed the rival company over a month ago, and with TNA finally airing the episodes where Young drops his King of the Mountain Championship to Bram, … …read more
The Pokemon Company has periodically released a plush toy based on the move “Substitute”. Substitute allows Pokemon to switch out with a cute little doll that absorbed damage, thus preventing the Pokemon from taking too much damage in that turn. The Substitute plush toys are a big hit over in Japan, so now the Pokemon Company is releasing an entire … …read more
The lovable Peanuts gang, along with their buddies Snoopy and Woodstock, are on their way back to TV.The Charles Schulz creations are part of a new animated vignettes series debuting on Boomerang (via Variety). While there are new animators at the helm, that being Normaal Animation of France, the studio is aiming to retain the same … …read more
The level of obsession inspired by “The Shining” is almost unparalleled. “Star Wars” fans will line up for days, even weeks to catch a glimpse of the latest trip to a galaxy far, far away, but Stanley Kubrick’s endlessly unsettling adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name has been picked apart from every interpretive angle imaginable — with viewers still disagreeing over how valid any of them are. (If you know not of what I speak, look up Rodney Ascher’s “Room 237.”)
In the latest example of “Shining” obsession, The Guardian has published a first-person account written by an electrician who worked on the film as part of its “A touch with greatness” series. Among Bob Tanswell’s memories are Kubrick’s chess prowess, Jack Nicholson’s ability to drive the director crazy and being asked to drop trou as an extra in a famously bizarre scene.
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You really have to hand it to the people over at Lucasfilm. For their latest STAR WARS Story, ROGUE ONE, which revolves around an event that we already know happened in the Galaxy, there is a great deal of mystery surrounding how it all unfolds. Very little is known about which characters, if any that we're familiar with, will be involved or how they'll tie into the greater…
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Captain America: Civil War action figures, apparel and toys are now available at Target!To make sure you’re aware of that fact, the discount retailer has put out a new commercial in which children dress up as Marvel’s divided superheroes, but instead of fighting each other, they play together!Watch ” Target: United We Play” in the video … …read more
Johnny Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil, alongside Richard Branson, are working with IM Global TV to develop a limited music drama series based on the Rick Hall autobiography “The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame.”
“Muscle Shoals” is inspired by the life of the legendary musician, record producer, songwriter, publisher and founder of Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Hall is responsible for the “Muscle Shoals Sound” and creating songs such as “Brown Sugar,” “When A Man Loves A Woman” and many more. The series will take a close look at his legacy and work with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Percy Sledge, Dixie Chicks and Otis Redding, among others.
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“Muscle Shoals is an extraordinary story in which, through adversity, some of the world’s most amazing music was created. It is perfectly suited for…
Tom Holland looks to be the breakout star of Captain America: Civil War, so with that in mind fans eagerly want to know what is in store for his future Spider-Man movies.In a quick chat with MTV, the actor was asked which Avenger he would like to see make an appearance in an upcoming Spider-Man … …read more
We have a new Lara Croft.
Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander has been cast as the beloved heroine at the heart of the TOMB RAIDER franchise for a reboot of the series that MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films are partnering up on. THE WAVE's Roar Uthaug had been tapped to direct the relaunch, bringing Croft to her early days as archaeologist where she would embark on her…
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The CW has released 2 new stills from the next episode of The Flash, titled “Rupture.”After conquering Earth-2, Zoom is taking his villainous ways to Earth-1. In these new images, we see Zoom visiting Central City’s police station, where he is greeted by Joe West and his fellow officers with their guns drawn on the … …read more
He revealed his relationship to a key character in an interview.
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We all know that it’s S.O.P. for studios to contractually lock their actors down from giving away story details in the months leading up to their big tentpole releases, but for some reason, maybe all the unhinged/anarchic characters he’s played over the years, when Mads Mikkelsen disregards that and does it anyway, it doesn’t seem like a huge surprise.
Sure enough, the former Hannibal Lecter may have dropped a huge reveal when he said this during an interview with SkyOne:
”I can say absolutely nothing about it. I can, but then I’d have to kill all your audience…Felicity’s playing this lovely, young, strong woman, and I play her…father. That was too much! Sorry!”
So, unless Mr. Mikkelsen is fucking with this woman, he’s playing father to Jyn Erso, Felicity Jones’ character. We don’t know enough about the structure of the film to determine whether that’s a spoiler or something that will be revealed in the first reel, but let’s treat it as a spoiler for now.
I don’t know how much Jones looks like Mikkelsen’s offspring, but with two actors this talented, we should only expect greatness from their relationship. There’s obviously some serious daddy shit going on in all the reaches of the SW saga, and we’ll have to wait and see how Jyn/Papa Erso rank up compared to Anakin/Luke, Han/Ben, and Rey/???.
Anyone else super-stoked to see Mads possibly laying some Papa Conan level wisdom upon our new, young rebel hero??
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY may or may not be as gory
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And why this might not be the worst thing in the world.
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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The Dark Tower casting news keeps on trucking. Deadline has the newest tidbit, concerning a minor character from the third book, a young man named Timmy who was a friend of Jake’s in our world (before Jake crossed over to Roland’s world).
Michael Barbieri, co-star of Sundance flick LITTLE MEN, looks to be joining the film down in South Africa.
The more casting falls into place and the more I hear from various sources, it seems that Ander Thomas Jensen and Nikolaj Arcel’s biggest changes to the Goldsman/Pinkner draft is adding more stuff with Jake before his cross over into Roland’s world.
The reason you’re getting a lot of these bit players from later novels cast in this first movie is they’re looking to bookend imagery and characters. Devar Toi factors into the events of this movie (hence all the people from books 5-7 being cast) and it sounds like they’re sticking to the Goldsman/Pinkner decision to incorporate Jake’s journey to Mid-World from The Wastelands into this one.
I’m sure that sounds super confusing to non-fans. Here’s the simple version. In The Gunslinger book Jake is already in Roland’s world, but is hazy on how he got there. Some shit happens I won’t spoil if you don’t know, but Jake needs to return to Mid-World in Book 3. That journey is crazy, filled with a literal monster house barring his entry. That stuff is what’s going to be in this first Dark Tower movie. We’ll spend time with him in
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Guile is back in the Street Fighter V fold starting today.While the much-loved character didn’t make the initial roster, fans can download the blonde flattop for free right now, at least until Street Fighter’s In-Game Shop launches. At that point, the free trial will conclude and fans will have to pay to keep him unlocked, or … …read more
One of the underlying aspects of Amy Schumer’s comedy is that she fully embraces being a hot mess, to varying degrees of “hot” and “mess.” But if you tuned into the Season 4 premiere of “Inside Amy Schumer” last week, mess overwhelmed hot.
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Like all sketch comedy shows, not every piece on the Comedy Central series is as strong as the others. But “The World’s Most Interesting Woman In the World” was swing-and-a-miss after swing-and-a-miss. The specific use of baseball terminology is key, because it’s not like any of these sketches were conceptually bad or lazy. The show tried. The bits just didn’t work.
One particularly embarrassing blunder stands out because of the inherent potential. Schumer, who has proclaimed her love of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” repeatedly on social media, brought in the…