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Entertainment Geekly: When did superhero movies get so unsurprising?

15 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Lucy is a superhero movie that doesn’t know it’s a superhero movie, so it’s the most interesting superhero movie of the year. Lucy’s “origin story” is a kick to her stomach and a zero-gravity seizure, and in one scene Scarlett Johansson scarfs down a bunch of blue rocks like her life depends on it. (Lucy pays homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey and Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam—at the same time.) Without mythology to reference or fandom to service, Lucy is free to surprise you.

“Surprise” is something comic-book movies used to do. Think of The Dark Knight, »

- Darren Franich

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Critical Mass: Most 'Expendables 3' reviews not in on the joke

15 August 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Expendables franchise still has some muscle, but its biggest challenge moving forward might be finding new recruits that can provide the same charge for fans of 1980s action movies. In the original film, the draw was the Big Three: Sly, Arnold, and Bruce Willis together, blowing things up old-school. This time around, they’re joined by Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, and Kelsey Grammer, among others. (Tom Selleck, limber up.)

But the latest Expendables adventure does have a secret weapon, a scenery-chewing villain who is worth a dirty dozen or more middle-aged action stars: Mel Gibson. “Whatever you might think of Gibson, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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1984 Retrospective: Dune

15 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

1984. The year that even the Olympics went to Hollywood is easily one of the greatest years in film history. 1984 is also the year that this writer was born…well, only just (my birthday is 31st December). This of course means that this is the year that I turn the big 3-0. Whilst having a mini wallow/mid-life breakdown I realised that many iconic movies came out during this year, meaning that they too turn 30. The year saw the likes of The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Splash, The Karate Kid, Police Academy and Gremlins welcomed into the world and our hearts. Having grown-up alongside many of these films I decided to perform an in-depth look into the films that shaped 1984 to see how they are holding up three decades later.

So far in this series we have looked at Gremlins, Ghostbusters, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Police Academy, The Karate Kid and the Kevin Bacon classic Footloose. »

- Kat Smith

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Calvary

11 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Calvary

Directed by: John Michael McDonagh

Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aiden Gillen

Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: August 8, 2014 (Chicago)

Plot: A priest of a small town (Gleeson) has a week to live after being threatened by a random man during confession.

Who’S It For? Those who like dialogue-based films where the energy is in the ideas, and even its editing.

Overall

In Christopher Guest’s 1989 satire The Big Picture, Kevin Bacon plays Nick Chapman, nubile filmmaker who dreams of splashing into the world of directing by creating a rapturous black and white tome on life and death a la Ingmar Bergman for his first feature. Cherry-picked right from film school after making a hot short film, he attempts to create this supposed opus before the rest of The Big Picture’s narrative takes hold, in which Bacon loses creative control of his »

- Nick Allen

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10 Terrible Mistakes That Almost Ruined The X-Men Movies For Everyone

11 August 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Fox

The X-Men movie franchise has had its fair share of ups and downs but, on the whole, it has been a very successful endeavour for Fox.

Starting way back in the year 2000, along with Blade two years prior, it is generally considered to be the reason that the superhero movie genre is so enormously successful today.

The franchise has turned previously little-known actors like Hugh Jackman in to global superstars and boasts a plethora of top class acting talent that includes, or at least has included, the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Brian Cox, Kevin Bacon, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Peter Dinklage.

There have, however, been some fairly terrible errors and some near-misses that threatened to wreck the X-Men as a movie franchise along the way. Had the notoriously hard-to-please comic book movie audiences not been so surprisingly lenient, the franchise »

- Kev Stewart

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‘Lost’ Alum Zuleikha Robinson Joins ‘The Following’ as Series Regular

8 August 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

True love is coming Ryan Hardy's (Kevin Bacon) way when Fox's “The Following” returns for Season 3. Zuleikha Robinson boards the bloody drama as Ryan's new girlfriend and a series regular, a show representative told TheWrap. The cast and producers discussed Robinson's role at San Diego Comic-Con. Also read: ‘The Following's’ Natalie Zea to Star on ABC's ‘Members Only’ “He will truly be in a better place in his life,” Bacon said. “He's open to real and lasting relationships. We jump ahead again and we see a man who's a little more at peace.” Robinson plays Ryan's new love Gwen, »

- Jethro Nededog

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Lost Alum Joins The Following Season 3 as the Love of Ryan's Life

8 August 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This can’t end well.

Lost actress Zuleikha Robinson, most recently seen in ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, is joining The Following‘s third season as the new girlfriend of Kevin Bacon’s Ryan Hardy, Deadline reports.

Related Fall TV Grid: What’s on When? And Versus What?

Robinson, who will be a series regular on the Fox thriller, will play Gwen, an ER doctor and single mom who is the love of murder-magnet Ryan’s life and his first real chance at a family and true happiness. Their relationship will be seriously challenged by the dark »

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1984 Retrospective: Police Academy

8 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

1984. The year that even the Olympics went to Hollywood is easily one of the greatest years in film history. 1984 is also the year that this writer was born…well, only just (my birthday is 31st December). This of course means that this is the year that I turn the big 3-0. Whilst having a mini wallow/mid-life breakdown I realised that many iconic movies came out during this year, meaning that they too turn 30. The year saw the likes of The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Splash, The Karate Kid, Police Academy and Gremlins welcomed into the world and our hearts. Having grown-up alongside many of these films I decided to perform an in-depth look into the films that shaped 1984 to see how they are holding up three decades later.

So far in this series we have looked at Gremlins, Ghostbusters, A Nightmare On Elm Street and the Kevin Bacon classic Footloose. Things »

- Kat Smith

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From the Step Up Franchise to Battle of the Year: 24 Dance Movies, Ranked by Danciness

7 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This post was originally published in September 2013. On Friday, Step Up: All In will gather the dance-minded citizens of this great nation together once again. In honor of this occasion, please join Vulture as we revisit our definitive list of Modern Dance Movies, Ranked by Danciness. We repeat: by danciness (as opposed to, say, objective quality). Musicals do not count, as they are about singing as well as dancing. Cheerleading movies do count, because cheerleaders pretty much just dance. This is about movement, people. Movement, cheesiness, and a really dramatic final dance sequence. 24. Footloose Have you watched this recently? I have. And while that Kevin Bacon barn scene is a classic, this movie is mostly about … preaching. And small-town laws. And a dance ban, which means that people do not dance. This goes against everything I believe. (Plus it’s kind of boring.) 23. Battle of the YearThe »

- Amanda Dobbins

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Following Cast, EPs Vow a Return to Basics in Hardy-centric Season 3

4 August 2014 7:04 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Joe who?

Ok, Ok — The Following isn’t completely forgetting Seasons 1 and 2 villain Joe Carroll — but the Fox thriller’s upcoming third go-around “launches a brand-new story” with Kevin Bacon’s flawed hero at its center, according to creator Kevin Williamson.

The upcoming run of episodes are “going to be very focused on Ryan Hardy, his character and his life,” Williamson told Michael Ausiello during a stop at TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con interview suite.

Related Following Ep Teases ‘Very Different’ Season 3

“We’re getting back to the roots of the pilot Kevin wrote,” added executive producer Jennifer Johnson, who »

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Kevin Bacon -- Everybody Cut Loose ... He's Singing Footloose

4 August 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Watch your back Kenny Loggins ... Kevin Bacon performed the "Footloose" theme song on Sunday -- pretty awesomely we might add.Bacon -- who's the subject of a recurring joke in "Guardians of the Galaxy" -- and his brothers were jamming at the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte, Nc when they busted out an acoustic rendition of the 1984 hit song.Not many people in the audience ... but that didn't stop the Bacon boys from putting on a solid show. »

- TMZ Staff

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Twitter Buzz: Guardians Of The Galaxy

3 August 2014 6:44 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Thank you everyone watching #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy this weekend! We're all so happy that people are loving it.... http://t.co/xdS2nunok5 — chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) August 3, 2014 Hey @JamesGunn Just out of #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy it's nothing short of #Super Imho — Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) August 2, 2014 “@kevinbacon: Hey @JamesGunn Just out of #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy it’s nothing short of #Super Imho” I’m just like Kevin Bacon. — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 2, 2014 I have a new 2nd favorite super hero, Groot! Made me a tree hugger but can't beat Wonder Woman! #guardiansofthegalaxy pic.twitter.com/PyIqnHjM6G — Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) August 3, 2014 It's in the elite Best Of class with the 1st Iron Man, Avengers, and Cap II. Groot 4eva. — Joe Hill (@joe_hill) August 1, 2014 Marvel should put Rocket Raccoon in Captain America 3 as extra ammo in the big opening day face off with Batman v Superman. — Eric Goldman (@EricIGN) August 2, 2014 Rocket Raccoon and Groot are going to »

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New Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

1 August 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios released their new super hero/action film, "Guardians Of The Galaxy," into theaters today, August 1st, and the top movie critics have turned in their reviews. And it seems to have resonated well with most of them, getting an overall 77 score out of a possible 100 across 44 reviews at meteacritic.com. The film stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Gregg Henry, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. We've posted blurbs from a couple of the critics, below. Elizabeth Weitzman from the New York Daily News, gave it a perfect 100 score! She stated: " To see an expensive, big-studio movie freed from creative constraints and directorial cynicism is always a rare and wondrous experience. In a season of bloated indulgence, it’s also fair to call it a marvel." Michael O'Sullivan over at the Washington Post, »

- Andre

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1984 Retrospective: The Karate Kid

1 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

1984. The year that even the Olympics went to Hollywood is easily one of the greatest years in film history. 1984 is also the year that this writer was born…well, only just (my birthday is 31st December). This of course means that this is the year that I turn the big 3-0. Whilst having a mini wallow/mid-life breakdown I realised that many iconic movies came out during this year, meaning that they too turn 30. The year saw the likes of The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Splash, The Karate Kid, Police Academy and Gremlins welcomed into the world and our hearts. Having grown-up alongside many of these films I decided to perform an in-depth look into the films that shaped 1984 to see how they are holding up three decades later.

So far in this series we have looked at Gremlins, Ghostbusters, A Nightmare On Elm Street and the Kevin Bacon classic Footloose. This »

- Kat Smith

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review Roundup: How Good Is It?

31 July 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Should you go see 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?

With all the hype surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy, fans might be wondering if the movie will live up to expectations. Knowing this, we've pulled together a collection of quotes from some of the most popular reviews about the movie. Continue reading to see what the experts are saying.

"Guardians of the Galaxy is indeed as great as you've heard," said Forbes.

"Talking about directing in blockbusters is sometimes nothing more than wishful thinking. Most are such impersonally operated machines - dedicated to the business of brand storytelling - that they tend to obliterate any whisper of individuality. That there's a palpable directorial sensibility in Guardians of the Galaxy, along with other signs of genuine life, helps separate this latest Marvel cash grab from a lot of off-the-rack movie cartoons. Here, a pulse, wit, beauty and a real sensibility have been slipped into the fray, alongside the clockwork »

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Vampire Academy's Lucy Fry cast in The Preppie Connection

30 July 2014 6:51 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Vampire Academy's Lucy Fry has joined drug-trafficking drama The Preppie Connection.

The film will be directed by The War Within's Joe Castelo and chronicles a group of private school students who ran a drug ring during the early 1980s, Deadline reports.

Fry has been tapped to portray Alexis, the love interest of a drug dealer by the name of Toby.

A target release date for The Preppie Connection has yet to be announced.

Fry is best known for her prior roles in Mako Mermaids and the TV series Lightning Point.

The 22-year-old recently wrapped up filming on the movie 6 Miranda Drive with Kevin Bacon. »

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Lucy Fry Enrolls In Private School Drug-Trafficking Pic ‘The Preppie Connection’

30 July 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Lucy Fry will play Alexis, the most popular girl in school who becomes the apple of a young drug dealer’s eye in Joe Castelo‘s film. The Preppie Connection follows a group of private school students who ran a drug ring during the early 1980s.  The ring is spearheaded by Toby, one of the lower-class scholarship candidates at the school, who uses his street cred and access to drugs to work his way into the popular-kid clique, which includes Alexis. Production began this week on Staten Island. Fry recently wrapped Blumhouse/Universal’s 6 Miranda Drive starring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and Matt Walsh.  She […] »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Clip Tells the Legend of 'Footloose'

29 July 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guardians of the Galaxy is shaping up to be one of the biggest movies this summer, and with anticipation growing by the day, we have a brand new clip featuring Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana). A child of the 80s, before he was taken from Earth by Yondu (Michael Rooker), Star-Lord makes a number of 80s references throughout the movie, including this scene where he tries to coerce Gamora into dancing with him. When she reveals that she is a warrior and an assassin who does not dance, Star-Lord tells her the legend of Kevin Bacon's Footloose, although this seduction technique does not go as smoothly as planned.

In addition, John C. Reilly brought another "clip" to the Late Show with David Letterman, although it isn't quite what you might expect. We also have two more set photos from director James Gunn's Instagram account, one with »

- MovieWeb

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Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Benicio Del Toro, Vin Diesel and James Gunn Talk Guardians Of The Galaxy

28 July 2014 4:38 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is such a fun ride, with great action, plenty of laughs, a ton of heart and perfect choices in music.  It will have you singing along, and cheering for the snarky Rocket Raccoon and a talking tree named Groot. During a conference at the film’s press day actors Chris Pratt (“Peter Quill”/”Star-Lord”), Zoe Saldana (“Gamora”), Dave Bautista (“Dax the Destroyer”), Michael Rooker (“Yondu”), Benicio Del Toro (“The Collector”) and Vin Diesel (“Groot”) were joined by director James Gunn to talk about what attracted them to this project, how liberating it is to not have to fit into the regular Marvel scheme of things, why Yondu is such a bad-ass, fighting the right attitude for Peter Quill/Star-Lord, the emotional journey of the story, the process for having the music organically come from and compliment the story, the physicality of these roles, why the movie references Kevin Bacon, »

- Christina Radish

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Comic-Con: The Cast and Producers of The Following Talk Season 3 Reboot, Ryan’s New Found Happiness, Max’s Moral Compass, and More

28 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Joe Carroll might have been put in handcuffs in the season finale of The Following back in May but that doesn’t mean he won’t be factoring into the storyline when the series returns this fall with new psychological thrills.  After their panel at Comic-Con on Sunday morning, Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Jessica Stroup, and Sam Underwood, along with executive producer Marcos Siega and new showrunner Jennifer Johnson, sat down with press for round table interviews in which they discussed what’s in store for Season 3. During our chat, they explained why they’re calling it a Following “reboot,” revealed that we’ll be seeing a much happier Ryan Hardy when the show returns in October, and talked about Max’s tough moral choices, among other things.  Hit the jump for more. Question:  Can you explain why you’re referring to next season as a “reboot?” Marcos Siega: »

- Elena Butler

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