Sorta First Look at a New Dino to Appear in ‘Jurassic World’

- 11-17-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Every new Jurassic Park movie has featured a new dinosaur – or two, or three – to plague the brave humans crazy enough to go to an island filled with creatures whose Latin name is derived from the term “terrible lizards.” Speaking of terrible, it seems that some terrible things are in store for the characters in the upcoming fourth Jurassic Park movie, Jurassic World. The new film directed by Colin Trevorrow will feature some never-before-seen animals, and while we have yet to see any finished footage from the film (more on that later), we have now, apparently, gotten a look at one of those new dinosaurs featured in it. “Look” is a relative term in this case, but despite the, ahem, scale, it gives you a pretty good idea of what Trevorrow et al are cooking up. (more…)

The Team-Up You Didn’t Know You Have Been Waiting For: Hulk Hogan To Join Scooby-Doo

- 11-17-14Cartoons, Film, Uncategorized, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Like many people, Scooby-Doo has been a part of my life ever since I can remember.  When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get home after school to watch my favorite Scooby-Doo reruns, or for Saturday mornings to watch A Pup Named Scooby-Doo back when it was a brand new series and Saturday morning cartoons were king.  I loved all of the incarnations of the series but my favorite was The New Scooby-Doo Movies.  Every episode featured a guest star and watching my favorite superhero, Batman, working a case with my favorite teenaged sleuths (I wouldn’t discover The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew until a little later) was one of the most exciting things in my young life.  Those days are long gone but thanks to a new animated feature that will throw wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in the mix with the Mystery, Inc. crew, perhaps fans can relive a bit of the glory days. (more…)

Universal Tell Us All What We Already Know, Monster Movies Have Been Failures

- 11-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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As it stands, we have Marvel and Disney making lucrative business with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fox have the lucrative X-men to branch out on (recently announced Deadpool movie) and Sony have Spiderman (however, things aren’t looking too hot business wise with that franchise as Venom has been cancelled). So it’s only natural that Universal were planning on expanding their Monster Movie Universe. But here’s the kicker, the past couple of movies have performed rather poorly at the box office. The original monster movies’ are what Universal studios were built on. With the success of movies such as Frankenstein, The Invisiable Man, Dracula and The Mummy that originated from the 1930s, helping Universal become the mammoth studio it is today. However, it seems like Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has conceded defeat. (more…)

James Gunn Clarifies His Comments About The DC Comics Movie Slate

- 11-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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While taking his latest round-up of proverbial high fives (and probably a few literal ones) with The Guardians Of The Galaxy hitting DVD/Blu Ray, Director/Filmmaker/Raccoon Enthusiast, James Gunn, had a sit down with IGN and the topic of the recently announced slate of DC Comic movies came up.

The truth is, it’s a list of titles, and if they’re done well they’ll be good. If they aren’t, they won’t be good. But I think we have a little bit more of an idea of what we’re getting with Marvel. I mean, we know the actors, we know the characters — we’ve seen movies with these characters. You have some idea of what’s going on already. We’ve told a big part of the story. With DC, they haven’t told the story yet. [via IGN]

Pretty reasonable, right? Well, reason has no place on the internet. DC adherents took to arms, Marvel purists used it as a rallying cry. Many caps-locks were used and someones mother probably had her purity put into question. Here’s one of the responses that Gunn received. (more…)

Marvel Cast Daniel Brühl In ‘Captain America: Civil War

- 11-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Marvel has officially announced the casting of German actor Daniel Bruhl for an unspecified role in Captain America: Civil War. The actor – who is probably best known for his ambiguously endearing-but-nasty role as Frederick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds – joins a cast that already boasts three superheroes. Captain America: Civil War has an impressive line-up, including Chris Evans’ Cap. America, Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, newcomer Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier. Unfortunately there is still no word on Frank Grillo’s involvement in the film as Crossbones. (more…)

Darkseid and Thanos…Will DC Play The Copycat Game?

- 11-14-14Cartoons, Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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The DC Comics and Warner Bros. associate may be Marvel’s biggest fans. Marvel paved the way for all comic book movies to take chances and bank on nerd love for movie tickets. But it didn’t stop there. DC is far behind Marvel in the cinematic game and just might bite their style in various respects. When Marvel’s ‘Age Of Ultron’ was announced, the concept of a robotic sentient then rumored the film appearance of Brainiac, the DC equivalent bad guy. Both Ultron and Brainiac are either robots or androids bent on winning at all cost. It goes further. Marvel has been quietly building on their Thanos storyline for over a decade, but his DC doppelganger Darkseid could fit into DC’s upcoming slate of Justice League movies in the upcoming years. Everybody has an opinion about this, but James Gunn is famous, so he has the top quote. (more…)

‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ Cartoon Will Be Unrelated To Movies; Kid-Friendly Comic Coming Soon

- 11-14-14Cartoons, Comics, Film, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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It was inevitable after the success of Guardians of the Galaxy that we were going to be seeing a lot more of these characters as they have became culturally embedded and loved by people of all ages. One could even go as far as saying that GOTG is the Star Wars of this generation. Nobody could have predicted the massive success of a movie based on unknown characters – including a talking Raccoon and a loveable tree called Groot ­– and being directed by cult/indie director James Gunn, but it all came together, and it clicked with audiences worldwide. Thus, not only do we have a tonne of merchandise coming out in time for the Blu-ray release and Santa’s busiest time of year, but we also have writer/director James Gunn giving us updates on the progress of the sequel – due for release in 2017 – and now we news of an animated series and also a kid-friendly comic book series (that will tie-in with comic titles aimed at an older age group). (more…)

Having Sound Issues With ‘Interstellar’? Take It Up With Christopher Nolan

- 11-14-14Film, Tech Posted by Derek Robertson

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You ever notice these days that when you are watching a movie the dialogue seems way too low in comparison to the soundtrack and special effects? It’s like the sound engineer has failed to stick a compressor on the audio, it’s categorically annoying (similar – if not worse – than a baby crying in the near vicinity of your personal sonic space on a two hour flight), and it is becoming ever more popular within the film industry. It started off as a Bay-ism, were one would find themselves either becoming a manual compressor with the power of the remote control, turning it up at the talky dialogue based parts, only to turn it back down when the action kicked pack in – we find ourselves sitting in our homes behaving like automated oscillators. There is also the subtitle option, which is quite handy if one decides to sit and watch a movie in the small dark hours of the night. Then there is the headphone option – that’s when s**t just starts getting crazy. Well, you catch my drift; it’s a problem, and it’s goddam annoying (goddam you Michael Bay, why you gotta go ruin everything…). (more…)

Christoph Waltz Joins Sam Mendes ‘Bond 24′ Cast

- 11-14-14Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Two-time Academy award winner Christoph Waltz has joined the cast of Sam Mendes Untitled James Bond 24 according to Daily Mail reports (…yes, that awful rag of a paper). Filming is slated to commence at the beginning of next month and it’s unknown whether Waltz will be playing a friend, foe, or a bit of both. But, according to the Daily Mail’s source – someone who has knowledge of the screenplay – Waltz has bagged an important and significant role in the film

All the cast and crew will meet for a script read in roughly three weeks time with the new addition on board, and Waltz has already met up with Daniel Craig, a.k.a. 007, as well as the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. Waltz will join a supporting cast that includes Skyfall alums Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Rory Kinnear. Locations being used for the film are said to include Mexico, Austria, Morocco, Italy and London. Waltz has played some superb antagonists in movies with a standout performance as The Jew Hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds and he was superb in last years Django Unchained, both of which won him Oscars for his performances. (more…)

Cool Info On ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2′ – Finished Story And Spinoffs!

- 11-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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While Warner Bros. and DC scramble to find someone who wants to direct their films, Marvel grooves on with a stable of ass-kickers who just keep changing the world of comic book movies. It all started with Joss Whedon, a guy who waited far too long to get properly recognized for his geeky brilliance outside of cult fandom. Then, along came James Gunn. This guy hurdles deftly over his predecessors Kenneth Branagh and John Favreau to build a successful franchise out of complete obscurity. Nobody knew what ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ was, and now mainstream moviegoers are thirsting for a sequel. The wait will be long, but they’ll definitely get their wish because it’s already been written. Sounds like he has a plan(more…)