When we think about the DC cinematic Universe, we tend to picture an ageing society beauty long forgotten by press and public. Alone in her dusty mansion, she gazes longingly at a faded photograph of Christopher Nolan before coughing spots of blood onto a handkerchief. Things aren’t looking too good, in short. The “take off and nuke the site from orbit” moment was last year’s Suicide Squad, an extended Hot Topic advert that left both fans and critics cold. In order to stop the patient from bleeding out on the table completely, they’ll need a new team for the sequel. Only the best of the best will do. So, who are they eyeing up so far? Their latest signing is screenwriter Adam Cozad, perhaps better known by his nickname; “who?” (more…)
Mad Max: Fury Road was released last summer to a practical landslide of critical acclaim that it rode all the way into awards season, where it more or less swept the technical categories of this year’s Oscars. Not bad for director George Miller, whose last two films were about dancing animated penguins, and whose last action movie credit before that was Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome three decades earlier. But critics and those that bestow awards weren’t the only ones impressed with Miller’s acumen in Fury Road, so was the original Mad Max himself, Mel Gibson. Gibson offered his praise and appreciation for Miller’s talent in a recent interview. (more…)
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been expanding with each film and phase. With it comes some truly memorable characters and the actors have done a magnificent job at literally transforming themselves into becoming those characters. Ask a number of people who Robert Downey, Jr. is and the majority would likely say Iron Man (or perhaps Tony Stark, but less likely). The actor’s names have almost become synonymous with their Marvel role. Most fans would probably be up in arms if, say, Chris Evans decided to stop being Captain America and someone else came along to fill the role. It wouldn’t be the same! Well, get this… way back when Marvel was still working on Phase I, the studio originally approached an actor to land a key role in their film(s) but that actor passed. That actor was Mel Gibson. (more…)
It’s in the air, it’s in random posts in your social media feed, it’s all over YouTube: Deadpool is coming and while the first screening reactions have gone from enthusiastic to somewhat reserved, the hype-train is still chugging along at maximum speed as February 12th is inching ever closer. In keeping with the grand tradition of pop-culture movie leaks, we have information regarding both post-credit sequences in the movie and we are going to reveal them to you…right now.
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It’s important to remember the past, if only not to repeat its mistakes. Director George Miller remembers, just like Pepperidge Farms. His latest exploration of the apocalyptic world he created back in 1990, Mad Max: Fury Road released a fabulous trailer today that pays homage to those glorious days of yesteryear, and gets us all pumped up for what’s coming to theater screens on May 15th. (more…)
One night I was flipping channels and landed on a movie called ‘Putney Swope.’ It was directed by a little-known Hollywood player named Robert Downey Sr. Before that, it had never dawned on me to even Google who RDS was. I’m sure at the time, he was respected for his work and mild contributions to the industry. Kinda like Howard Stark. Sure, Stark’s known as being a brilliant industrialist who made bank and held fun expos, but his son Tony? Now, there’s a man of outrageous accomplishments. Robert Downey Jr. is indeed Tony Stark – in spirit, comparative achievements, and in how his career overshadowed his dad’s. Keep going for interesting bits of news concerning our resident actor, billionaire, playboy philanthropist, and all-around cool guy. (more…)
The success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is due in no small part to the successful casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Of course, Marvel Studios has had a great deal of success with its casting in many of its movies and TV series, but the connection between Downey and Stark has been so complete that the comic book Stark has come to resemble Downey’s characterization, which is no small measurement of the actor’s impact on the part. As we look to the future though, Downey’s involvement is hazy, and in a new interview, the actor discusses his age, the impact of Marvel on his career, and which good friend he’d like to put behind the camera for Iron Man 4. (more…)
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:
We’ve been treated to so much goodness this summer already that we forgot about the all important concluding chapter of the pivotal Expendables trilogy. Chock a block full of Sylvester Stallone’s buddies, The Expandables 3 promises to be the rootinest, tootinest, shooinest, explodiest Expendables of them all with the returning old guns, some more veterans joining the fray, and a group of newbie recruits. From the looks of it, this three-quel promises nothing less than an entire neighborhood being destroyed in the midst of all it’s action. And apparently, Jason Statham and Wesley Snipes cement their bromance with a game of knives. That’s sweet. (more…)
Getting a job in Hollywood is a complicated affair. If you’re not the next greatest thing, sometimes you get overlooked no matter what your talents might be. And if you’ve made enemies, it can be hard to even get a role in a tampon commercial. Still, Mr. Robert Downey, Jr. appears to be pulling to get some of his buddies a little of the Marvel super hero scratch that he’s been making. What two actors is Downey pulling for? Why Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster – duh. (more…)