‘Ghost In The Shell’ Starring Scarlett Johansson Gets A Release Date

- 01-15-15Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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The live action adaptation of the legendary Anime classic Ghost In The Shell, has moved a few steps closer towards its final destination on the big screen. This is in part due to the studio locking down Scarlett Johansson to play the lead role of Major Motoko Kusanagi. However, although the film is moving forward production wise, there is still a long way to go before the big-budget live-action feature Ghost In The Shell makes it to the theaters. (more…)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: J.J. Abrams Under Extreme Pressure; Remains More Excited Than Nervous

- 01-08-15Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Working under extreme pressure and holed up in a studio far far away, it’s not surprising that we haven’t seen or heard much from J.J. Abrams of late. Tinkering meticulously with infinite shots in the editing suite that go beyond stratospheric comprehension (well, you get the idea), it was nice to see the co-writer and director of the most anticipated films of 2015, turned up for the National Board of Review awards earlier this week. Furthermore, Abrams took some time out to talk about managing expectations during tropospheric production stages, the editing process, and how he feels now that the mesospheric marketing juggernaut has finally been set in motion for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Abrams was also asked about when we can expect to see some more footage. Find out what he had to say in the interview below. (more…)

The Wait Is Over – The Trailer for ‘Ant-Man’ Is HERE!

- 01-06-15Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Earlier this week Marvel teased a literally tiny version teaser, which teased the long awaited full trailer for Ant-Man. No cheap gimmicks tonight. The full trailer, which premiered during the pilot episode of Marvel’s Agent Carter, is available now. It is, well, it’s not nearly as exciting as Marvel’s other cinematic entries. But maybe that’s just me, watch the trailer below and judge for yourself.   (more…)

Millennium Falcon Graces The Cover Of Fortune Magazine

- 12-29-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Well, technically, it’s in the background of Disney CEO Bob Iger‘s Fortune cover, but we all know who the real star is. Iger has overseen the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm so you kind of have to allow him that knowing smirk. Disney’s future is looking much brighter with that added trilogy of talent and huge portfolio of money-making franchises. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Doesn’t Say Anything Bad About North Korea, Honest

- 12-23-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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TONIGHT, Jeremy and Jason endeavor towards glory in the dystopian Colbert Reportless future while discussing the North Korean response to The Interview and Obama’s response to Sony’s response in a way that won’t get our site hacked.

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If Abrams Had His Way, No ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser For You!

- 12-11-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The Internet really did explode when the Disney released a teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Thanksgiving weekend. It quickly rose up the ranks to take the most Internet watched trailer in history. What’s interesting about the whole thing is that apparently, if J.J. Abrams had his way, we wouldn’t have seen it at all. What’s the story behind that claim? (more…)

Merrin Dungey Joins Evil Witch Team-Up on ‘Once Upon a Time’

- 11-20-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There was once an idea about fairy tale characters making a life for themselves in the real world, struggling to get by in a strange and terrifying world that’s far, far different then the one they came from, and that idea was Fables. Kidding aside, it is also the idea behind Once Upon a Time, the weekly adventures of a bunch of fairy tale characters trying to make a life for themselves in a small Maine town called Storybrooke. Granted, the show is a great deal more Disney-oriented than Fables (see the current Frozen story arc), which is understandable given that Disney itself produces the show, so naturally one should expect more Disney characters with every new storyline. To wit, prepare to welcome a certain duplicitous half sea witch, half octopus to town. (more…)

Take a Gander at the Teaser for Branagh’s ‘Cinderella’

- 11-17-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The tale of Cinderella is a classic one. It’s been adapted and recycled a countless number of times and even for those that don’t enjoy one incarnation, there’s another waiting just around the bend. The latest is a live-action version being put together by Kenneth Branagh (Thor) and starring such familiar faces as Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and more. It’s a PG-rated family movie that’s sure to bring Cinderella’s story to a whole new audience. And now Disney has released a teaser trailer for the flick, so you can at least get a few-seconds-long look at what Branagh has put together. Scroll on for the teaser. (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…)

Ready For A Stan Lee Sized ‘Big Hero 6′ Easter Egg Hunt?

- 11-07-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Big Hero 6 hits theaters today and there is no question that the new superhero movie is every bit as Marvel as it is Disney, as you can tell from our spoiler-free review.  Besides being quality entertainment for pretty much anyone who isn’t made of wood, in keeping up with its siblings on both sides of the fence and in the name of Tradition, the feature boasts several blink-and-you’ll-miss-them Easter Eggs throughout the film.  While there are plenty to be found, we are just going to talk about the best 7 of the bunch and will leave some of the fun for you.  The movie itself is absolutely stellar and the animation will have you deeply immersed in the world of San Fransokyo, so if you are checking it out for the first time, I would highly recommend that you take the time to enjoy the movie, then search out those hard to find eggs on your second viewing but, hey, I’m not your mom!  By the way, spoilers aplenty follow, so now is the time to go back if you want to see the movie with a fresh eye.

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