See The Opening to New Whedon-Penned Supernatural Romance: ‘In Your Eyes’

- 04-18-14Film Posted by James Daniels

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When Joss Whedon isn’t finding new and even more horrific ways to kill off his most likeable characters, he’s finding ways to entangle them romantically: Buffy and Angel, Buffy and Spike, Wesley and Fred, Zoe and Wash (R.I.P.), Mal and Inara, Simon and Kaylee, Jayne and Vera….you get the picture.

Ergo, it’s not surprising that one day he might write a straight-up romance–with a preternatural twist, naturally, this IS Whedon we’re talking about: Thus, we have In Your Eyes. And Nerd Bastards has the first 3 minutes of the Brin Hill-directed film–you guessed it–after the jump:  (more…)

‘Dr. Horrible 2′ is Coming–Slowly But Surely

- 02-16-14Cool Stuff, Film, Internet, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog was judged by yours truly to be the nerdiest musical ever made. If you have not seen it, then look it up…NOW. It’s only about 45 minutes long–I’ll be here when you’re finished.

Aren’t you glad I made you do that? Want more? Of course you do. And while it’s old news that a sequel is in the works, there hasn’t been many updates from the filmmakers. Which is understandable, as Joss and Jed Whedon have been ridiculously busy as of late.

Follow the jump to read what Jed had to say to Entertainment Weekly about the further adventures of Nerddom’s favorite lovelorn evil scientist:  (more…)

Badass New Posters for ‘X-Men: DOFP’ Feature “Before and After” Magneto and Xavier

- 07-22-13Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Entertainment Weekly brings us these magnificent X-Men: Days Of Future Past teaser posters just released by FOX.

Above is Sir Ian McKellen as Eric Lenscherr AKA “Magneto” in a composite with Michael Fassbender (in the red “X”) as the younger version of the mutant supervillain.

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And here is the same concept with Sir Patrick Stewart as the aged Professor Charles Xavier and James McAvoy as the “X-Mentor’s” youthful iteration.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due for theatrical release in the summer of 2014.

Source: /Film

Jackman Says ‘The Wolverine’ Will Be His Last Solo Film… Maybe

- 06-03-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s a semi-well-known fact that Hugh Jackman has played (or rather will play once The Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past are released)  the same character in seven different comic book movies, which is a bit of record. And like the recent discussions about Robert Downey Jr.’s future as Iron Man – a role his played in a mere five film projects by the way – some are wondering how long Jackman might still be able to play Marvel’s merriest mutant.

Well, the question was asked in the new edition of Entertainment Weekly, and Jackson’s response was decisive, and then somewhat less decisive. “I wasn’t even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another,” the actor said. “I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.”

Adding fuel to that fire was producer Hutch Parker, who added that it was his opinion that recasting the part, “feels somewhat blasphemous.” Considering that Jackman came out of Nowhere, Australia and became an instant star playing Wolverine in the first X-Men movie, Parker’s point-of-view on the matter is hardly surprising and understandable. But no matter how the actor feels, if both The Wolverine and Days are box office successes it’s going to be hard for Jackman to refuse the opportunity to come back and play Logan again. After all, it’s not like Jackman’s letting himself go or anything.

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Source: Cinema Blend

New ‘Winter Soldier’ Concept Art, PLUS: Feige Talks ‘Cap 2′ With Entertainment Weekly

- 05-02-13Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Above is the newest concept art for Captain America: The Winter Soldier…Of The Winter Soldier himself, apparently - courtesy of Luvindowney’s Tumblr.

This art was also featured in the recent, Iron Man 3 covered issue of Entertainment Weekly. Here’s what Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige had to say to EW about the upcoming Cap sequel:

“We weren’t going back to World War II. Cap cannot travel in time. So  while Tony can go home to Malibu and Thor goes up to Asgard and Hulk can sort of  ride the rails, Cap was stuck. So Cap does stay with S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has  nowhere else to go. But he’s not necessarily comfortable there. As you might  imagine, somebody who’s spent 70 years in ice, frozen, wakes up and has to fight  a bunch of aliens with a bunch of weirdos—he is trying to figure out what  his life is. And just as he’s given permission to let go of the past and to  focus on the modern world, a ghost comes up. With the Greatest Generation in  World World II, there’s a tendency to reflect on that period and say, ‘Things  were black and white back then, and now it’s hard to know who the bad guys are.’  ‘We wanted to play on that a little with Cap being uncomfortable with the way  S.H.I.E.L.D., and in particular Nick Fury, operates. Fury certainly rides a  line, sort of rides the shadows. He has, I think, lied to every character in  every movie, though always for seemingly for the good.”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is due for release in theatres on April 4, 2014.

Source: Comicbookmovie.com

‘Man of Steel’ and the Future of DC Comics on the Big Screen

- 04-11-13Comics, Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Hey remember that rumor that floated out about the ‘net a few weeks back about Christopher Nolan producing the Justice League movie and moving on to be the Tzar of DC Entertainments film properties? That Christian Bale might appear in a post-credits scene in Man of Steel? That Warner Bros. might actually have its cinematic universe on track? That was a fun dream, wasn’t it.

With the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly boasting a flood of Man of Steel coverage, some information about the future of DC Comics movies is starting to surface. Let’s start with crushing a few fanboy’s dreams. EW is reporting that WB President Jeff Robinov has confirmed (rather ambiguously) that both Bale and Nolan will have no involvement with the still happening Justice League movie and that the Dark Knight trilogy stands apart from the future of a shared DC movie universe. The ambiguity is noted by EW’s Anthony Breznican:

‘When Robinov said “They do. Or they did,” I at first took that to mean he was leaving the possibility open to retroactively link-up those three most recent Batman films with upcoming DC-based films. But as I listen to the conversation again, I suspect what he actually meant was that upcoming Batman films wouldn’t necessarily exist in their own closed-off world the way the previous ones did.’

So what does the future hold for DC Comic characters? It sounds like they have a lot planed, and it all starts with The Man Of Steel (sorta.) As Robinov put it:

‘I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world. [Nolan’s] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.’

So… they are other superheroes in Zack Snyder’s Superman universe? Can we expect some cameos or a post credit scene? Not really, according to the films scribe, David S. Goyer:

‘Chris [Nolan] dislikes it when you plan something, when you say, “I’m going to follow this up in the next film”. He’s always said put everything you have into this film and then worry about the next film later. That gives the film it’s own integrity as opposed to being part of an overall plan. So of course the comic book fans, it’s hard not to think about [crossovers] but I, having done three Batman films and worked in that way, it’s definitely the approach we took with Man of Steel.’

EW alludes to a few superhero Easter eggs in the movie, akin to the the Joker’s card making a brief and telling appearance in Batman Begins. So what does this all mean? What is the future of The Justice League and DC’s long rumored answer to what has happened over at the House of Ideas? Well, is sounds like we might know soon, Robinov left us to chew on this.

‘We’ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making.’

Movies? PLURAL? Is it possible that we are on the verge of a huge announcement that will map out the next few years filled with DC Comics on the big screen? Has Warner Bros. finally figured out what the hell they are doing? Will Marvel zombies and Avengers fanatics flock to the internet to bash anything and everything about DC characters on the big screen? Did anyone even notice I used that awesome Wonder Woman costume from the Axel Braun porn parody in the header? Why am I asking so many damn questions?

Source: EW Inside Movies

Latest EW Offers ‘Man of Steel’ Details

- 04-11-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s that time of year – time for Entertainment Weekly‘s annual Summer Movie Preview issue! And the cover boy this year is newly minted Superman Henry Cavill in Man of Steel.

More importantly, the issue has details about the film’s story. For instance, director Zack Snyder reveals that there’s no kryptonite in the film saying that the previous films have gone to that well so many times that the only way to be distinctive was to not have any kryptonite at all.

EW also confirmed that despite the emotional and sombre footage we’ve seen so far, this movie will have plenty of action to satisfy fans.

Based on footage EW has seen, the film (which was directed by Zack Snyder and shepherded by Christopher Nolan) has plenty of building-smashing, train-slinging, heat-vision-blasting battles to cut through the emotional heaviness. “You want to give the audience great spectacle. You want them to go to the movie, be eating their popcorn and be like, ‘Wow!’” saysMan of Steel producer Chuck Roven, who also worked on The Dark Knight trilogy. “But it’s just not good enough to give them the ‘Wow.’ You want them to be emotionally engaged. Because if you just have the ‘wow,’ ultimately you get bludgeoned by that and you stop caring.”

And that’s just the beginning of the details dug up by EW. The digital version of the magazine comes out on iPad tomorrow and the print edition will be out on newstands Friday.

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Source: /Film

This Week it’s ‘Doctor Who’ on the Cover of EW, And ‘Who’ Producer Challenges Fans to Guess the Clara Mystery

- 03-20-13TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Last week Entertainment Weekly was all about Game of Thrones, this week it’s all Doctor Who. Huh? It’s almost as if both shows are returning sometime soon. This week’s issue has two exclusive covers, the one, above, featuring The Doctor and new companion, Clara, the second, below, shows off the new Cybermen designs from this season.

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In addition to the covers, EW is celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who with an issue that is, “bigger on the inside.” Haha, EW, never heard that before. It’ll feature,

our Doctor Who cover story we visited the show on location in Wales, grilled executive producer Steven Moffat about the upcoming episodes and the 50th anniversary special, which is being broadcast this fall, and luncheoned in Manhattan with [Matt] Smith. In our Who package you’ll also find a breakdown of all 11 Doctors and, perhaps best of all, an essay by Peter Jackson in which the Lord of the Rings director recounts his Who-love and announces his price for directing an episode.

Sounds like a lot of good stuff, particular the piece from Jackson, considering how many rumors were circulating about him possibly directing an episode of Who. As always, in addition to their print magazine EW will be releasing a bunch of exclusives online, so stay tuned!

And, y’know, speaking of the new companion, Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, she isn’t exactly new-new. We’ve met her twice already, once as the Souffle Girl turned Dalek and again as a 19th century governess. Both times she’s died and has now become this “impossible girl.”

Who producer, Marcus Wilson, recently spoke with TV & Satellite Week, as reported by Doctor Who TV, where he challenged fans to unravel the mystery of Clara, the impossible girl,

What’s lovely this year is that we’ve also got a thread running through these eight very different, very exciting stories – the mystery of Clara.

She’s the impossible girl. The Doctor has met her twice before and both times she died. This time he’s determined to keep her alive and to discover who or what she really is.

It’s a riddle that won’t easily be cracked. I defy anybody to guess it. Steven Moffat has found a way to lead everybody down the garden path and then knock them over with surprise at the end.

Well, he sure as hell weaved an “interesting” story with River Song, even if I’m still not sure I fully understand that mess. Think Moffat can pull of the same with Clara? Guess we’ll find out when Doctor Who returns Saturday, March 30th!

Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen Grace the Cover of Entertainment Weekly’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Issue

- 03-13-13TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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The latest Entertainment Weekly – out tomorrow! – features behind the scenes coverage of Game of ThronesNorthern Ireland set, plus exclusive interviews with producers Dan Weiss and David Benioff, George R.R. Martin, and the cast, making it a must buy for Thrones fans with the burning need for print media. In EW‘s short online preview, Benioff teases one of Season 3′ biggest moments, only referred to as the “Scene Which Shall Not Be Named,” saying,

I’ve never seen the crew so emotional. If the scene has that effect on the people making it who know what’s coming, if they’re that overpowered, I think it’s going to have an overwhelming effect on people watching it.

Book readers should recognize exactly what scene he’s referring to, and hearing it had that kind of effect on those present only makes me all the more excited. Season 3 is gonna rock!

This week’s issue of EW also includes some new cast photos and they’ve previewed two, featuring Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, and Rose Leslie, via Facebook,

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I wonder what this has all the Jon/Dany and Jon/Ygritte shippers thinking? Only one relationship is canon, so far anyway.

Game of Thrones returns March 31st at 9pm EST on HBO. Until then, check in to EW’s Game of Thrones hub for new exlusive interiviews they’re releasing every day until the show returns. Already up are great interviews with Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte).

Here’s Your First Look at ‘The Muppets… Again’

- 01-30-13Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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2011 saw the return of everyone’s favorite colorful hand puppets in Disney’s The Muppets. The film was met with much commercial success and critical praise.

Personally, the flick left a great impact on me. It reminded me how much I loved and missed The Muppets. It was 10 years since The Muppets last cinematic outing and I kind of forgot about them. The movie totally called attention to that, and kicked me in the childhood. Kermit and friends were back, and I couldn’t have been more happy. I was left feeling like I kid again.  That, and the toe-tapping music put a smile on my face. I’ve sung “Am I Muppet or  Man” more times than I care to admit.

Point is, I have Muppet fever, and can’t wait for the sequel.

Thankfully, the wait for their next film won’t be quite too long. The Muppets… Again is on point for release sometime next year, and Disney is already teases us fans with a plot synopsis and a couple of first look images — including one of human star Ricky Gervais.

Kermit sat down for an interview with EW, in which he divulged some story details.

The idea of this film is that our gang is on this global tour, and we’re selling out these grand theaters all over Europe—in Berlin, Madrid, London—but we sort of get into a little bit of trouble when we run across my doppleganger. He’s the world’s number one criminal, Constantine, and he happens to look an awful lot like me. I won’t tell you any more than that, but let’s just say mayhem ensues.

Hit the jump to see the pics! (more…)