Rogue Fans Are in for a Treat, Sugah! The Southern Belle Will Get Her Due Next Summer

- 09-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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While I loved watching this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, I felt like I had been, in part, been  robbed. The aggressive marketing campaign would lead viewers to believe that all of the characters  featured in the posters, on the magazine covers, and even the dollar store toys and novelty cups would  have at least some bit of screen time. Most of us knew going into the film that the reality was that with  a film with so many X-folks, the bigger guns—Xavier, Magneto, that clawed fellar—would capture more  screen time than the little fish like Blink and Bishop. However, with the release date of Days on Blu-ray  and DVD just next month, it looks like Rogue and the other X-Men who got the short shrift will get their  due in an extended version of the film next summer. (more…)

This Is How They Shot The Opening Scene Of ‘Back To The Future’ In One Take

- 09-26-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Everybody’s got at least one film they can watch over and over again without getting bored. Mine is ‘Back To The Future.’ The concept of time travel has always intrigued me. Making the time machine out of a hot car was just the chilli on the fries. If I had to pinpoint a particular scene in the film that stood out to me the most, I might have to go with the escape sequence back to 1985. But after watching this video, I have come to better appreciate that long crane shot in the open. It perfectly sets you up for what’s in store and tells a lot about two of the most memorable characters in the history of film. (more…)

Alex Winter Gives the Skinny on ‘Bill & Ted 3’

- 09-25-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Some may consider it a blasphemy and others may be jumping in their seats with joy, but whatever your opinion on the upcoming third installment of the Bill & Ted franchise, it looks to be moving steadily along toward completion. We already know a few details about what to expect, such as the fact that they won’t be trying to make the 40-something-year-old actors look like they’re teenagers again. Now, Alex Winter has been talking to Yahoo! UK and revealing a few more tidbits. Scroll on for some most excellent information about Bill & Ted 3. (more…)

First Look: ‘Star Wars VII’ Chromed/Silver Stormtrooper Concept Art & On Set Picture

- 09-25-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Rumor has it that there would be a black or silver style Stormtrooper armor in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars VII. We saw the new helmets a couple of weeks ago and now there is concept art (Above) and a picture of the silver/chrome Stormtrooper armor after the jump. (more…)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Blu-Ray And DVD Release Date Announced

- 09-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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Thanks to Amazon.com, you don’t have to turn tricks to scrounge up enough scratch to watch Guardians of the Galaxy, still in theaters, “just one more time, I swear! Really!”. In an announcement that’s sure to make  your wallet happy, Amazon has revealed when the Marvel Studios film will be released to home video. (more…)

Jeremy Renner Likes His Job And Doesn’t Want Extra Work Doing It

- 09-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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For a guy who was considered as getting short-changed in ‘The Avengers,’ Jeremy Renner gets to be as talkative as his costars. Mark Ruffalo wants an “environmentally themed” Hulk film, Chris Evans might/might not quit acting, Robert Downey Jr. hasn’t signed on for ‘Iron Man 4,’ Chris Hemsworth will hang up his hammer after the contract, and everyone but Scarlett Johansson is gunning for a ‘Black Widow’ movie. With less screen time than his pals, Renner’s Hawkeye played the quiet assassin on both teams. And he’s been vocal about his character ever since. From rumors of leaving the franchise, to being disenchanted with his initial role, Renner’s been a Chatty Cathy from jump. And today we hear that he’s gunning for even less screen time for Hawkeye. So to speak. (more…)

What Exactly is Ridley Scott Saying About ‘Prometheus 2’s Lack Of Xenomorphs?

- 09-25-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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It’s time to read between the lines again. Ridley Scott made some recent comments about Prometheus 2 that have many Alien franchise fans scratching their heads and shaking their fists in the air. You’ll notice I didn’t say Prometheus fans, because 99% of them would rather be known as Aliens fans first. While talking with Yahoo! about his current schedule, which might just be the most hectic in Hollywood, well second most hectic, Samuel L. Jackson is in everything and must be number one when it comes to a hectic Hollywood shooting schedule. What did Ridley say that has such a large portion of Aliens franchise fans in an uproar? (more…)

Fan Based ‘Make a Dredd Sequel’ Movement Declares October 1st ‘A Day To Dredd’

- 09-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The latest Deadpool movie announcement must have reinvigorated the fans of Dredd who want another Dredd Movie. If the fans of one long-delayed and tossed about hero can help get their crazy Merc with a Mouth to the big screen, why not slip in a Dredd sequel as well? Last year’s Day of Dredd was a successful campaign to drive Dredd up the list for DVD sales, rentals, and streaming downloads in hopes of nudging those in Hollywood with the power to make a Dredd sequel happen. Dredd fans hope to top last year’s results on October 1st, what can you do to help? (more…)

Two ‘Game of Throners’ Added to the Cast of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

- 09-24-14Books, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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With each new casting announcement we have to ask ourselves, is this really happening? Because it appears that the answer is yes. When Seth Grahame-Smith‘s revisionist spin on the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hit bookstores in 2009, it was an insta-hit in the making. Blame the high concept of undead Austen, or blame the lukewarm reception to that other Grahame-Smith book adaptation Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, or even blame Canada, but for five long years there’s been no sign that P&P&Z was, ahem, coming to life on cinema screens. But now, it has a distribution deal, and two new cast members in the form of a pair of Game of Thrones actors. Prepare to be Lannistered! because Lena Headey and Charles Dance are coming for romance. And zombie killing! In that order. (more…)

Fantastic Fest Review: ‘The Guest’ is the Best Terminator Film Since James Cameron’s Original

- 09-24-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Jacob Knight

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The doorbell rings, startling Laura Peterson (Sheila Kelley) out of a silent grievous moment. She rises and opens the door to find a handsome young man (Dan Stevens) waiting for her on the front porch. He has striking blue eyes; piercing crystal spheres that soften with kindness upon taking in her form. He says his name is David. He says that he knew her son and served with him in the war. He says that he was with him when he died. He says that he promised to ‘check on’ her family, and that pledge is what led him to this encounter. Laura asks David if he’d like to come inside and opens the door a little wider, letting him know that he is welcome in her home.

Thus begins The Guest, the latest from Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard, the writing/directing team behind You’re Next and A Horrible Way to Die. Outside of being a sparse set up for the mess of mayhem which follows, this opening scene acts as a kind of manifesto for the rest of the movie. This time out, Wingard and Barrett are playing with the unassuming; subverting the trust we put in those who have earned it. What results from the basic conceit is an evolutionary leap forward in craft for both the writer and director, as they combine the sure-handed simplicity of early Cameron with the meticulous, widescreen framing of Carpenter. Not only the best film both artists have put their name on, The Guest is easily one of the most economically entertaining action films since the original Terminator. (more…)