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Matthew Lee takes a look back at the summer blockbusters of 2015…
Last year, Forbes reported that last summer’s box office was down by a whopping $1.223 billion. Hollywood executives were undoubtedly shitting themselves. This was significantly more problematic considering last year’s summer held a number great critical surprises; Guardians of the Galaxy was a fun, big budget B-movie superhero bonanza with Troma filmmaker James Gunn at the director’s helm, X-Men: Days of Future Past saw Bryan Singer return to familiar ground to help the X-Men franchise meet with the former spectacle-glory of X-Men: II, Captain America: Winter Soldier allowed Marvel to delve into contemporary political matters, notably government surveillance, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes continued to expand this rebooted franchise with spectacle, grandeur, and intelligence. None of the aforementioned films managed to surpass the $1-billion mark they undoubtedly desired. The only film to do »
- Matthew Lee
Hoult will play Jd Salinger, who rose to global fame when his 1951 novel The Catcher In The Rye was first published and became a rallying cry for disillusioned youth.
Danny Strong will directed from the screenplay he adapted from the Kenneth Slawenski biography Jd Salinger: A Life.
Rebel In The Rye offers a glimpse at the life and mind of Salinger, from his rebellious youth to service in the Navy during WWII, Ptsd, spiritual awakening and his eventual self-imposed isolation after worldwide fame.
“The Catcher In The Rye is a classic coming-of-age story which continues to make a significant impression six generations later,” said Bloom’s Alex Walton.
“The world has »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
James Woods in 'Videodrome.' James Woods in $10 million Twitter lawsuit feud: Crassly vocal right-wing actor goes after two crassly vocal users who attacked him In a letter dated Aug. 21, '15, Twitter attorney Ryan Mrazik ridiculed Surf's Up and Scary Movie 2 actor James Woods, while also highlighting the potentially dangerous precedent of a $10 million lawsuit the 68-year-old entertainer filed against a Twitter user last July. The lawsuit was followed by a subpoena demanding that the social media giant reveal the user's identity and that of another user with whom Woods has been embroiled in the (generally) no-holds-barred Twitterverse. In case you're unfamiliar with the name, these days the two-time Oscar-nominated Woods is best known for a supporting role as a right-wing sociopath in Roland Emmerich's thriller White House Down, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as a liberal-minded U.S. president despised by Woods' character), and for his relentless, »
- Zac Gille
As part of Vma Day, Biebs unspooled the main video for "What Do You Mean?" (you can watch the lyric video here). This one is kind of like David Fincher's The Game, except it's a five-minute music vid about a really cool, intricate date, instead of a 129-minute movie about a really cool, intricate birthday. Also, skateboards and John Leguizamo in place of Michael Douglas and Sean Penn. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Thief Scott Lang must aid his mentor Dr. Hank Pym in safeguarding the mystery of the Ant-Man technology – which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength – from various new threats, and plot a heist that will save the Earth. The new Marvel movie stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym. Marvel’s “Ant-Man” doesn’t have a release date for home video, but enjoy Ant-Man and the Falcon fighting below.
The post Marvel’s Ant-Man Gets A New Clip Featuring The Falcon appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
Start salivating. Prepare for meat sweats. Dab uselessly at that pesky blob of ketchup on your shirt. Yes, today marks National Burger Day, 24 hours in which to celebrate that magical combo of juicy meat pattie and toasted sliced bun.
Burgers have been gracing the silver screen for decades, from quotable Tarantino scenes to deadly weapons in Jim Carrey comedies. So let's serve up eight iconic burger scenes to watch with relish. Fries with that?
1. Pulp Fiction's Big Kahuna
The undisputed king of movie burger moments, Samuel L Jackson's Jules tucks into a Big Kahuna seconds before laying his vengeance upon a quivering Frank Whaley. See also: the Royale with Cheese scene and its painfully awkward homage in John Travolta's From Paris with Love.
2. American Beauty's Mr Smiley's
Many of those who went to go watch this summer’s Ant-Man were surprised to see another Marvel superhero, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, pop up alongside the titular character in the film. Now, Walt Disney Studios Japan has released the full Ant-Man vs. Falcon fight scene from the film online in HD, three weeks ahead of the film’s September 19th release in the country. Watch the scene (via JoBlo) below…
Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, »
- Justin Cook
Summer blockbuster season finally draws to a close, with us mortal Brits gettings Hitman: Agent 47 this weekend. Then we're into September, and before you know it, those pesky Oscar prediction articles will have begun infecting the internet. So let's send off what's been a fairly decent summer season, with a countdown of our favourite films. Of course, feel free to tell us how wrong we are in the comments....
The Least Best
We don't really want to spend too many words digging over the corpses of films that have already been readily kicked to death, so we'll just nominate one film for the most disappointing of the summer.
With the proviso that we haven't seen Entourage, it'd have to be Terminator: Genisys. We appreciate many would opt for Fantastic Four here, »
We're at the dawn of a new age. It is, to be blunt, a very creepy new age. If you saw "Ant-Man," you got a glimpse of it in the opening scene where '80s-era Michael Douglas shows up, and for the first time, it felt like they could stage actual dramatic scenes involving actors who have been aged backwards or, in the most extreme possible cases, brought back from the dead. For years, there's been a script in La that has been an example of someone's ambition exceeding the ability of the town's FX artists. "The Gemini Man" was supposed to pit a mysterious serial killer against an older police detective, only to reveal that the killer was a decades-younger clone of the detective, allowing "Unforgiven"-era Clint Eastwood to go head to head with "Dirty Harry"-era Eastwood. That's just an example of who they could cast, of course. »
- Drew McWeeny
Can you guess which world-famous actress this little girl grew up to be? Here are a few hints: She won an Oscar in 2003, starred in the movie Traffic and is married to Michael Douglas. That's right, it's Catherine Zeta-Jones! The 45-year-old actress captioned her Instagram photo, "Growing up, I knew I wanted to be on stage. My dream came true at nine, when I was cast in the lead role in Annie. #ThrowbackThursday" Can you imagine little Catherine singing "Tomorrow"? Zeta-Jones is still living the dream 36 years later. Although she's mainly known for her acting on the big screen, the Chicago actress also made a huge splash with her »
Think of a teeming metropolis like New York City. Now double that in size. If every single person who lived there, every hot-dog vendor, third-grader and euphoric Mets fan, was in fact a flesh-eating zombie, that would roughly equal the 17.3 million people that tuned into last October's fifth-season premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead, the most-watched episode of anything in cable history. Those are blockbuster numbers and they occurred week after week. The demand for the show has become so huge that a prequel spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, debuts this Sunday. »
Warning: This article includes spoilers about the ending of Ant-Man. You've been warned!
It looks like Evangeline Lilly will definitely be suiting up as the Wasp.
When asked about it in a Facebook Q&A, Lilly said: "I was scanned for #TheWasp suit, but then I got pregnant. Let's hope I fit it again! #ineedtime!"
The star was also asked who she would love to see the Wasp face off against.
"I would love to see Wasp fight The Incredible Hulk," she wrote. "I think she would just roll her eyes at his temper and fly circles around him until he was exasperated. Haha!"
She added: "I would love to work with #MarkRuffalo. I think it would be fun »
At the end of Marvel's latest box office hit Ant-Man, one of the two end credits scenes featured Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) showing his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) The Wasp suit that both he designed specifically for her. This scene made it quite clear that fans will be seeing The Wasp at some point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but when that will be is still up in the air. Evangeline Lilly held a Q&A on her Facebook page yesterday, where she was asked if she has been fitted for The Wasp suit. Here's what she had to say during the Q&A session.
"I was scanned for The Wasp suit, but then I got pregnant. Let's hope I fit it again! #ineedtime"
During the Q&A session, Evangeline Lilly was also asked if she would like the chance to "fight" her mother, Janet Van Dyne, in the Quantum Realm. »
Be warned: Major Ant-Man spoilers lay ahead.
Despite the fact that the year is 2015, the superhero movie genre is still dominated by white male characters – something that is a staggeringly pathetic state of affairs, given the wealth of diversity available in comic book source material. Marvel and DC have both made some progress by planning female-led superhero movies for the future, but the point is – just as with movies led by any characters that are not white men – we are told we must wait. We are told to be patient, because these characters and movies are “tricky”, and “difficult to get right”. We are told to be grateful for the female characters that are granted a small amount of space to support male characters – as if constantly depicting women as facilitators of male power were anything like equality. All this being the case, there is much excitement around the character »
- Sarah Myles
Roger H. Davis, who worked at the William Morris Agency for more than three decades, died Sunday in Los Angeles, his family said. He was 92. Davis served as the chairman of the executive committee of its Board of Directors, as well as the agency’s executive vice-president and assistant secretary. Among those Davis represented were Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood, Norman Lear, Warren Beatty and Natale Wood, as well as David Wolper, Elvis Presley, Omar Sharif and Steve McQueen. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Following his retirement from William Morris, he continued as an entertainment industry arbitrator and. »
- Todd Cunningham
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ca. 1935. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was never as popular as his father, silent film superstar Douglas Fairbanks, who starred in one action-adventure blockbuster after another in the 1920s (The Mark of Zorro, Robin Hood, The Thief of Bagdad) and whose stardom dates back to the mid-1910s, when Fairbanks toplined a series of light, modern-day comedies in which he was cast as the embodiment of the enterprising, 20th century “all-American.” What this particular go-getter got was screen queen Mary Pickford as his wife and United Artists as his studio, which he co-founded with Pickford, D.W. Griffith, and Charles Chaplin. Now, although Jr. never had the following of Sr., he did enjoy a solid two-decade-plus movie career. In fact, he was one of the few children of major film stars – e.g., Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli, Angelina Jolie, Michael Douglas, Jamie Lee Curtis – who had successful film careers of their own. »
- Andre Soares
The award will be presented at a gala dinner at Bacara Resort and Spa on Oct. 3. The 31st Santa Barbara festival will open Feb. 3.
“Jane Fonda obviously has the right genes,” Douglas said. “Her acting performances set a standard that’s hard to follow.”
Fonda will next be seen in Fox Searchlight’s “Youth,” which debuted at Cannes, and also stars Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano. Fonda also stars in Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” currently filming for its second season.
- Dave McNary
Santa Barbara International Film Festival top brass will present the actress with the tenth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at a gala dinner on October 3.
The 31 st Sbiff is set to run from February 3-12, 2016. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Ant-Man has surpassed the worldwide haul of 2008’s The Incredible Hulk ($263.4 million), but remains the second-lowest instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe behind 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger ($370.6 million). The film is still to open in a number of markets, including South Korea, China and Japan, so its box office run is far from over, although at this point it seems a certainty that the film will end up as the lowest-grossing chapter of Phase Two by a fair distance.
- Gary Collinson
'The Beginning or the End' 1947 with Robert Walker and Tom Drake. Hiroshima bombing 70th anniversary: Six movies dealing with the A-bomb terror Seventy years ago, on Aug. 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Ultimately, anywhere between 70,000 and 140,000 people died – in addition to dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and most other living beings in that part of the world. Three days later, America dropped a second atomic bomb, this time over Nagasaki. Human deaths in this other city totaled anywhere between 40,000-80,000. For obvious reasons, the evisceration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has been a quasi-taboo in American films. After all, in the last 75 years Hollywood's World War II movies, from John Farrow's Wake Island (1942) and Mervyn LeRoy's Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) to Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor (2001), almost invariably have presented a clear-cut vision »
- Andre Soares
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