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In other news today, it seems that Captain America: Civil War has become the first film this year to make more than $400 million at the domestic box office. That’s no mean feat in a summer supposedly filled with “sequel-itis” and a bold testament to the skill and vision of Marvel Studios, which will be tested again this time next year when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters, aiming to capitalize on the good vibes created by the original in 2014. Meanwhile, somewhere across the sea at Pinewood Studios, GOTG star Chris Pratt has finished his good work, and director James Gunn has paid tribute to him in a new video. (more…)

Second ‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer Hopes You Can Handle It

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If we were being kind, we would say that the first trailer for the rebooted Ghostbusters was met with mixed results. If we were being less kind, we would say that it didn’t sell a lot of people on the idea, and that a certain subset of critics were driven to the brink of insanity about it, downvoting the trailer on YouTube because girls can’t be Ghostbusters apparently. Maybe that’s why Sony chose to release the new trailer on Facebook instead. Indeed a second trailer has been posted this morning, and if you had legitimate criticisms of that first look at the film, this new trailer will likely not make a new case to get excited about it. (more…)

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It was very sad news yesterday when it was revealed that Christopher Lee had passed away. The iconic actor had more than 280 roles to his name in a career that spanned 67 years with parts on TV, in movies, and for video games. Part of Lee’s continued popularity in recent years was his appearance in Middle Earth films directed by Peter Jackson, in which he played the wizard Saruman the White, so you can imagine that the filmmaker would have a very emotional reaction to such an important key to his films succeeding passing away. Indeed, Jackson posted a very touching tribute to Lee, and how much the actor’s involvement in the Lord of the Rings series meant to him over the years. (more…)

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We all know that Olivia Munn is playing Psylocke in the upcoming mutant movie X-Men: Apocalypse, but what are some of the distinguishing things about that particular X-Woman? Well, she’s got telepathic powers complete with a “thought knife” she can use to directly invade the thoughts in your head. She’s an expert martial artist. Her brother is Captain Britain. And, perhaps most strangely, she’s an English woman trapped in an Asian woman’s body. Psylocke, AKA: Elizabeth Braddock, does have another trait that sets her apart from the pack, a certain follicle affectation that immediately makes her noticeable as the X-Men’s tertiary telepathic character. So know that it begs the question, what is Olivia Munn hiding under that hood. (more…)

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There’s been a lot of news lately about the possibility of a second Mallrats movie. Back in 1995, Mallrats was the highly anticipated follow-up to Kevin Smith‘s big break, Clerks, but it ended up bombing. Horribly. It remained a black mark on Smith’s IMDb profile for some time, and then Cop Out was released. Kidding aside though, the film has been received more warmly by fans in the last 20 years, which undoubtedly helps Smith make a case for Mallrats 2. But that’s still about two years away at least, so what are Mallrats fans to do in the meantime. How about a reunion of some of the cast for a car commercial? No, I’m not drunk. (more…)

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If you live in North America, and anywhere west of the Rockies, then you’re probably freezing right now. Perhaps you can be comforted and warmed by the idea that, at least, you’re not going thorough it alone, but as it stands right now, forecasters are saying that this is going to be the coldest February on record. Being completely irrational human beings, people are looking for someone to blame. For the cold. And the good folks in Police Department of Harlan City, Kentucky, think they’ve found the culprit, Princess Elsa from Disney animated movie Frozen. Presumably, Mr. Freeze, Captain Cold and the X-Man Iceman have been accounted for, so a warrant has been issued for the immediate arrest of Elsa. (more…)

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Feelin’ old alert! Mallrats is turning 20 years old later this year. You may not recall Mallrats, as it was less than warmly received in the fall of 1995, thus resulting in it being placed somewhere on the low-end of the remembrances of Kevin Smith‘s empire along with Cop-Out and that Daredevil comic book miniseries he never finished. Still, Mallrats has its fans, perhaps out of the thirst for vintage Smith, or perhaps it’s because time heals all wounds, but for those fans comes news that Smith is planning a very special celebration for these two decades of love, friendship and hanging out at the mall with nothing better to do. (more…)

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Every once in a while, a movie is released that is so well written, so well directed, so fundamentally GOOD that the film becomes more than just some scenes recorded on celluloid – they become the movies that remind us why we love movies in the first place.  Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, The Godfather; these are just a few examples of movies that not only pleased generations of audiences but actually carved a place in American culture.  Now, in the 21st Century, where we have the technology to bring pretty much any aspect of our imagination to life, filmmakers are exploring ways to make the best movies possible and this movement is giving birth to a slew of films that will remain important throughout time.  Then, there’s Lionsgate who, for whatever reason, has decided to throw out any attempt at making a movie that matters and has now turned back to making more entries in a franchise that is…less than epic – The Twilight Saga.  That’s right. There are more of these movies on the way. (more…)

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When your third film, your first for a major studio, makes $94 million in one weekend, especially after a lot of doubt and trepidation as to whether or not your vision would translate and whether you could get the general movie going public to care about D-list characters, there’s only one thing you can say: Thank you. And as the biggest box office weekend of Summer 2014 wound down, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn did just that, posting a thank you note to social media to those that made the Number One movie in North America possible. (more…)

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The savvy nerd looks at the above photo and says, “Huh. That’s a nice picture of director Steven Spielberg from the set of Jurassic Park.” But today on Facebook Spielberg’s the most hated man in America for his alleged killing of a dinosaur and then posing next to the corpse like a big game hunter showing off his latest trophy. Apparently, there are many people in society that are both a) unaware that dinosaurs are extinct, and b) that a man named Steven Spielberg once made a movie called “Jurassic Park” that used puppet dinosaurs in a fictional tale about the creatures being brought back to life through non-existent cloning technology on an island that was completely made up. (more…)