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‘Gotham’ Casts Young Lucius Fox: Chris Chalk

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Gotham continues to grow, filling the Batman Universe with villains and supporting characters. This time around show-runner Bruno Heller has cast Chris Chalk (12 Years a Slave) in the role of the tech savvy Lucius Fox, Wayne Enterprises eventual CEO and the man who helps Bruce gather all those wonderful Batman toys. (more…)

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Now that the important yet drawn out and tedious task of casting the titular character in Doctor Strange has been resolved – Another round of applause for Benedict Cumberbatch everyone!!! – we get to the real meat of the casting conundrum: who will play The Ancient One. Okay, so that may not be the most talked about bit of casting in the process seeing as how the man that teaches Strange all about his magical, mystical powers doesn’t exactly play a huge part in the story, but in the Marvel U there are no small parts, only small actors. To prove that old theater axiom, it’s been leaked that there are three very strong frontrunners to play The Ancient One. (more…)

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Back in the early to mid 90s, there was a series of films about the coming wonders and nightmares about the internet, but in hindsight they had all the finesse of George W. Bush’s description of the World Wide Web as a series of tubes, and were almost as prescient too. Watching Transcendence, one is taken back to a more innocent time when the internet was an unknown unknown, and thus capable of anything and everything because the audience didn’t know the difference. But it’s been 20 years since flicks like The Net and Lawnmower Man and Virtuosity, and the internet has become ingrained in almost every facet of our world. In 2014, even the most luddite of audience members isn’t going to buy the film’s magical portrayal of technology. And by “magic,” I mean literal magic. (more…)

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So that might be an exaggeration (as I’m sure your Black Widow fan films are PER-VER-TED!), but I’ve got to hook you somehow, right?

Luc Besson is the king of creating badass, female action leads, and his latest, Lucy, seems to be no different, pitting Scarlett Johansson as a “merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic” (the press release’s words, not mine) against what seems to be the entirety of China’s organized crime syndicate. There’s a rocket launcher wielded against her at one point, so I’m probably going to watch it.

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Mimicking the gimmicks from any dozen blockbuster trailers, The LEGO Movie not only promises an adventure as big as you can build it, but laughs spanning the generations of LEGO architects. Starring Parks and Recreation‘s Star-Lord, Chris Pratt as the little LEGO fella, Emmet, who’s mistakenly tasked with saving the world, The LEGO Movie is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) from the screenplay they developed with writing duo, Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman (Hotel Transylvania). Which is some grade-A animated comedy pedigree right there.

I was bustin’ up laughing just as the trailer, so I feel confident saying the movie’s gonna be a hit. I mean, one, who doesn’t love LEGOs, and two, who doesn’t love obscure call backs like 1980-something space guy? Plus, what a dream team: 2002 NBA All-Stars along wither Superman, Wonder Woman, Michelangelo the Renaissance painter, and Michelangelo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. All makes me want to break out the LEGOs right now!

Featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrel, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnet, Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson, The LEGO Movie releases next year, February 7th, 2014.

Source: Screen Rant

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The International trailer is out for Joseph Kosinski‘s (Tron Legacy) new scifi epic Oblivion starring Tom Cruise. We’re getting a little better look down this scifi rabbit hole. The tone of action in this trailer is a bit more intense then the last one, which seemed to key more on Cruise’s characters confusion. There’s an interesting block of text that appears after the video ends which says:

A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveller causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission and himself.

Which is considerably different to the earlier tag text from the first trailer:

On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

What do you think so far? I’m planning to check out this movie at the theater and from all I’ve seen so far it looks like a fun movie. It’s certainly nothing like fellow Scientologist John Travolta‘s Battlefield Earth boondoggle.

Oblivion opens in theaters everywhere April 19th with early screenings in IMAX starting April 12th. (That’s another new Hollywood trend, premiering the movie in the more expensive IMAX form at an earlier date to boost opening revenue.)

Joining Cruise are Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo

Via: Comingsoon

The ‘Oblivion’ Trailer – Now With Commentary

With it’s chin-stroke worthy premise and backing of Scientology icon Tom Cruise, Sci-Fi film Oblivion is on the fast track to being one of 2013’s most visually impressive and interesting films. I can’t believe I just used the words “impressive” and “interesting” in the same sentence as Tom Cruise. This really must be the end of times…

Just recently director Guillermo del Toro offered a commentary track to the trailer of Pacific Rim. Following this trailer-commentary trend, is Joseph Kosinski.

Jim Vejvoda of IGN sat down with the Oblivion director for a scene by scene breakdown of the trailer; picking his brain for as much information as Kosinski would let out. The pair discuss everything from location of the film and it’s Northeast United States setting, to coy details on Jack Harper’s background and the “Scavs”.

What’s interesting is Kosinski’s inclusion of setting the film 60 years after an alien war on the planet, and the repercussions it held long after the war has ended. It’s rather intriguing.  Check it out below:

Unlike most Sci-Fi films that capture audience’s attention with over the top action and visual effects, Oblivion seems to be able to blend action and substance seamlessly and effectively.

As long as Universal Pictures and Kosinski can keep the momentum going, Oblivion could very well be one of the next big hits for Tom and science-fiction fans.

Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is in theaters everywhere April 19th, 2013 with exclusive showings on IMAX starting April 12th, 2013.

Source: Collider

 

The official trailer for Tom Cruise‘s Oblivion won’t hit the Internet until Monday, but there is a subtitled version already sneaking it’s way out to the net. I’d not given a lot of attention to this movie, but that will change after watching the trailer.

I’m not sure what the heck is going on in Oblivion, but Tom does a lot of running away from things so I’m all in.

A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.

Oblivion hits theater screens April 19th, 2013 with Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy) directing and stars Tom Cruise, Morgan FreemanOlga KurylenkoNikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Zoe Bell .

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Via: Bleedingcool

Hell Freezes Over: Morgan Freeman Commits to LEGO Movie

Warner Bros. is adding a touch of Oscar-calibre class to its upcoming LEGO movie, casting Morgan Freeman as one of the voices in the upcoming animated feature. Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks has also signed up for the film to provide a voice as well.

The film is called LEGO: The Piece of Resistance, and it’s being directed by Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The plot follows an ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, who is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together. The cad!

Freeman will play “Vitruvius,” who is described as a cross between “Gandalf meets Mr. Magoo,” while Banks will play the “badass ex-girlfriend” of another character that will be voiced by Chris Pratt. Arrested Development actor Will Arnett rounds out the rest of the announced cast so far as as the voice of LEGO Batman.

The 3-D animated film is aiming for a February 28, 2014 release date.

Source: Geek Tyrant