‘Hobbit’ News: Jackson Talks Length and Logistics of ‘Five Armies’ Battle

- 10-27-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If it’s a Hobbit movie, and there’s “Battle” in the title, you better believe that it’s going to be an eeeeeeeeeeepic battle. In both scale and duration. In an new look inside the final Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, director Peter Jackson laid out just how big a battle with five armies can look like and some of the logistic challenges he faced creating, what looks to be, the most epic battle yet ever to take place on screen in Middle Earth. Of course, interest in The Hobbit isn’t as strong as it was before the trilogy began in 2012, but maybe with this we’re all interesting in going back to Middle Earth one last time… (more…)

‘Star Wars Episode VII’ News – Isaac’s Promises ‘Fiery’ Return, and Another, Colder Return

- 09-23-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s time for our regular Star Wars update, a segment where we take a morsel or two of stray conversation and conflate it to make semi-serious conclusions about what we think might be going down on the set of Episode VII. I know, I know, why so cynical? Fair enough. But one of our news items today’s comes from that school, and the other one comes directly from one of the new cast members. So what do these tips reveal? Well, if the one is right then there will be another well-known locale being visited by the gang in Episode VII, and in the other, the one from the cast member, it promises that this time, the fans passion for the material will be justified, and the promise of the franchise will be fulfilled once more. (more…)

SDCC14: ‘Simpsons’/’Family Guy’ Crossover Previewed

- 07-27-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s an event that’s forever been in the making, doubly so since it was announced before last San Diego Comic Con, but Fox previewed the inevitable Simpsons/Family Guy crossover today at the event otherwise known as “Nerd Fest 2014.” Call it a cheap ploy for ratings, call it the last grasp of two once-great animated franchises, or call it the entertainment event of fall, but “The Simpsons Guy” is coming, and it’s the hour-long opening of season 13 of Family Guy. If you can’t wait though, a preview clip has been posted to the interwebs. (more…)

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Images–Post-Nuclear Brutality As Only Australia Can Provide

- 07-21-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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George Miller‘s long-awaited fourth installment in the franchise that essentially birthed the post-apocalyptic subgenre is looking good: In the hot, dusty, lawless, sadomasochistic way moviegoers of the 1980s came to know and love (including myself).

Mad Max: Fury Road seems to be a semi-reboot taking place after the events of the original Mad Max–meaning it is intended to either precede or replace The Road Warrior. Like that film, it’s low on dialogue. Miller reportedly relied more on storyboards than on screenplay in composing the film, but given that he’s had the better part of 30 years to get the 4th Mad Max film right, I’m fairly optimistic for Fury Road. Follow the jump for cast details, new images, and the release date:

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‘Age of Ultron’ Origin of Vision Inspired by the Comics

- 07-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The last few days we’ve been caught in an avalanche of new details and official releases about Avengers: Age of Ultron, yet, in the midst of everything we know about the film, both new and old, there’s one new character we haven’t heard that much about, the android Vision. The part’s been cast, so we know he’ll show up in the film, and we also know that Vision’s origins are tied with Ultron’s, which makes his inclusion in the film not so surprising. But now, for the first time, we’re learning that movie Vision, and comic book Vision will have very similar backgrounds. (more…)

‘Avengers’ Photos Bonanza – More Official Pics from ‘Age of Ultron’ Plus Avengers Tower Deets

- 07-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s been raining Avengers: Age of Ultron news this week! Following up on the release of it’s Avengers cover, including the first ever look at Ultron himself, earlier today, Entertainment Weekly has released a further eight photographs featuring stills from the film and behind the scenes glimpses at the production. Below you will see nothing terribly spoilery, just some Avengers in action, a couple of new frenemies and a surprise guest. Let’s take a look at your first official set of production photos from the Avengers sequel.  (more…)

Harrison Ford Confirmed as “Co-Lead” on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

- 05-09-14Film Posted by James Daniels

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What had been a rumor we reported late last month regarding the role of Han Solo/Harrison Ford in the new SW flick, as well as some other bits of dubious Episode VII info have apparently been confirmed via the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. Get the dirt after the jumpy thing:  (more…)

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