Having quietly made a name for himself with the NBC drama Law & Order: LA and the Netflix American adaption of House Of Cards, few thought Corey Stoll could get any cooler. And that’s what they get for underestimating Corey Stoll, who not only went on to star in Guillermo Del Toro’s creepily effective The Strain, but has been cast as Yellow Jacket in the ‘Ant-Man’ movie. Though admitting not being familiar with the character, he says the script was great and keeps getting better. The New York native studied acting at NYU and Tisch School Of The Arts. He’d better had studied villainy and butt-kicking somewhere too, because Yellow Jacket is a major Ant-Man foe and needs to be delivered correctly for the movie to succeed. Keep on going for all things Stoll wearing yellow tights. (more…)
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ABOVE: Burbank’s Not a Burger Stand doesn’t just offer promo codes or coupons, you have to do a little song and dance(dance monkey, dance!) to get your food price cheapened. They put out spiffy chalk signs that offer discounts in exchange for performing impressions or wearing costumes. [That'sNerdalicious] (more…)
Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ (ever hear of it?) is cutting through theaters like a giant pair of Infinity Scissors! Star Lord and his band of miscreant misfit friends try to save the universe because 1. They live in it, and 2. tyrant Ronan The Accuser is just too judgmental. You can’t let a guy with a name like that win. Yet, as grandiose as it all appears, at its root, the movie is all about seed planting for the much bigger picture: Thanos. I’m even posturing that every Marvel film before ‘Avengers 3′ is yet another building block for that one movie that’s gonna make us all cry tears of joy for years to come. That’s why it’s so “ooh” and “ahh” when an image of Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan character hits the web. And yep, you guessed it – he’s sitting down. (SPOILER) (more…)
The Internet fell in love with The Robert Downey Jr. & Mark Ruffalo Science Bromance after The Avengers film hit theaters, but there was a second bromance brewing. A secret love that dare not speak its name. One that we’ve just become aware of, that might be even more magical, The Whedon & Hiddleston Email Bromance. (more…)
Guardians of the Galaxy hasn’t even hit theater screens for the masses, yet Marvel and Disney have already green-lit the sequel and announced a release date. Usually, at this stage of a film the director is hoping for a good opening weekend box office that might get studio executives interested in a sequel. James Gunn on the other hand is already working on the follow-up script while the ink on his sequel contract is still drying. Wanna hear what Gunn is thinking about the Guardians of the galaxy sequel? (more…)
Without it even being released in theaters quite yet, Guardians of the Galaxy is already breaking records. The fact that non-Avengers heroes can be wildly marketable and successful is sure to make many at Marvel breath a sigh of relief and is sure to get them to start planning their next big idea.
Fandango reports that Guardians of the Galaxy is poised to be the biggest August pre-seller in their history, beating 2007′s Bourne Ultimatum, and also this year’s #1 non-sequel pre-seller, outpacing The Lego Movie. All this is fantastic news when you consider that the characters weren’t even A-listers in the comics before this movie, Chris Pratt is stepping into a major, leading role for the first time, and one of the leads is a talking tree.
With all that, and more, in mind Fandango did some polls involving those that pre-ordered tickets on the site and had some very interesting things to show. (more…)
Remember the dignity and the gravitas of the above scene in Simon West‘s Con Air? Where madman Cyrus The Virus (John Malkovich) threatens the life of the stuffed rabbit badass Army Ranger Cameron Poe (Nicholas Cage) bought for his daughter?
Well, say goodbye to this kind of serious, intelligent filmmaking if West has his way. The director has recently admitted that he’d like to set a sequel to his modern classic in space!
1997′s Con Air made $223 mil. at the box-office worldwide, and has become utterly ubiquitous on cable and broadcast television–odds are, it’s playing right now somewhere. Follow me after the jump for the bewildering plans Simon West has for Con Air 2: (more…)
Last time we saw Maisie Williams, we were reporting her involvement in Sam Raimi’s video game adaptation The Last Of Us on our sparkling new Google+ page. Good to see that she’s not suffering from typecasting, and jobs outside of playing Arya Stark are knocking on her Moon Door. But no matter what she’s doing or what she says, it all goes back to Game Of Thrones with her. Whether it’s posting her Cinnamon Challenge failures on YouTube or infiltrating San Diego Comic Con in a Spiderman mask, she’ll always be Arya to fans of George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ HBO series adaptation. However, supporters of the novels have been very opinionated lately about creative licenses taken by the hit television show. And the always chatty 17 year-old actress was recently pretty vocal about them. (more…)