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The Defenders is Netflix’s least-watched Marvel series in its first month

22 September 2017 11:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After more than two years of build, Netflix brought its four street-level Marvel heroes together last month as the streaming service assembled Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, Mike Colter’s Luke Cage and Finn JonesIron Fist for The Defenders.

While Marvel and Netflix were surely hoping this would be their small screen version of The Avengers, the miniseries met with a mixed reception from fans and critics, and now comes word that it has failed to live up to the success of its predecessors in terms of viewership.

Unlike TV networks, Netflix doesn’t reveal exact viewing figures for its shows, but according to marketing analytics agency Jumpshot, The Defenders enjoyed just 17% of the viewership of Daredevil season 2 – Netflix’s best-performing Marvel season – in its first 30 days. For comparison, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones managed 28%, 27% and 26% respectively. The stats also show that The Defenders »

- Gary Collinson

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James Cameron begins shooting Avatar 2 on Monday

21 September 2017 2:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After years of development, numerous delays, and months of pre-production, director James Cameron is finally set to return to the world of Pandora, with Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter revealing that cameras will start rolling on the first of four Avatar sequels this coming Monday.

Also…James Cameron finally begins shooting Avatar 2 Monday.

— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) September 20, 2017

Although plot details are being kept under wraps, producer Jon Landau teased what we can expect from the sequels, stating that: “At the heart of any movie are the characters. One of the strengths of great scripts are always the universal and relatable themes… There’s no more relatable theme than family. At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family. Each sequel will play as a stand-alone movie. Each movie’s story will come to its own conclusion… However, when looked at as a whole, »

- Gary Collinson

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Avatar sequels finally start filming next week

20 September 2017 9:45 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Sep 21, 2017

James Cameron confirms that filming will finally start on his quartet of Avatar sequels this coming Monday...

They’ve been a very, very long time coming, but writer/director James Cameron will finally start filming his four Avatar sequels next week.

A start date of September 25th has been confirmed by Cameron, with the technology required now fully in place, and pre-production complete. The cast for the new films includes Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang. Avatar 2 is due in cinemas in December 2020, and then the films will come fairly constantly until we get the final planned movie – Avatar 4 – in 2025.

More news on the films as we get it, of course. But it may yet be a bit of a wait…

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James Cameron Begins Shooting Avatar 2 Next Week

20 September 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Avatar 2 will finally begin production on September 25th, 2017 after years of speculation and delays. The sequel to the highest grossing movie of all time has been delayed 3 times after it was initially supposed to hit theaters in December of 2014. Due to the previous delays, many began to speculate if director James Cameron would delay again, but production is really going to start up next week, just 5 days shy of October 1st.

The announcement was made at the special Terminator 2: Judgement Day screening last night by Cameron. The Hollywood Reporter was on hand and Borys Kit's Twitter account shared the news of Cameron's big reveal that Avatar 2 would begin shooting next week. Cameron also dropped another bombshell on the crowd when he announced that Linda Hamilton will be jumping on board the new Terminator reboot along with the already announced Arnold Schwarzenegger. Cameron is about to get really, »

- MovieWeb

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Halloween 2018 First Look Photo: Jamie Lee Curtis As Laurie Strode

16 September 2017 7:11 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles/Universal Pictures © 2017 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Before Linda Hamilton’s “Sarah Connor,” before Sigourney Weaver’s “Ellen Ripley,” before Angelina Jolie’s “Lara Croft,” there was Jamie Lee Curtis’ horror heroine Laurie Strode. Battling pure evil Michael Myers, Strode was one of the first female characters that young women could see not as the victim, but as the strong, never-give-up survivor. Keeping her wits about her in John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 classic, Halloween was Curtis’ feature film debut and launched her career as a “scream queen” horror star.

The final line “It was the boogeyman” still invokes goosebumps.

Universal Pictures has released this first image from the upcoming Halloween movie – due in theaters Friday, October 19, 2018, forty years after the original film was released on October 25, 1978.

Official synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, »

- Michelle Hannett

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Saban Films Acquires Us Distribution Rights to Remake of George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead

11 September 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Featuring arguably the most beloved zombie ever put to film, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead is a seminal standout in the horror genre that has grown a diehard fanbase in the thirty-plus years since its release. New takes on Romero's groundbreaking 1985 film were featured in 2005's Day of the Dead 2: Contagium and 2008's Day of the Dead, and now Saban Films has acquired the Us rights to Millennium Media's new Day of the Dead reimagining, with a release expected late this year:

Press Release: Toronto – September 9, 2017 – Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a slate of films from Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media. The trio of titles includes Isaac Florentine’s Acts of Vengeance starring Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Robert Forster and Paz Vega; Paul Solet’s Bullet Head (formerly Unchained) also starring Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody; and Day of the Dead »

- Derek Anderson

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James Cameron says he’s in “full-tilt production” on the Avatar sequels

28 August 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Some eight years after the release of Avatar, which took the global box office by storm on its way to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time, James Cameron has now revealed to EW that he’s in “full-tilt production” on the four sequels to the sci-fi blockbuster.

“Oh, we’re in production,” states Cameron. “We’re in full-tilt production. We’re in what we call ‘scouting,’ which basically is shooting for me. I’m on the stage all day long during the scouting process, because there are no sets or locations, other than in the virtual world, so I do all my location-scouting with a troop of actors that go through the virtual sets, and give me a sense of the scale and position, lighting, that sort of thing. Then, I’m in rehearsals with my principal cast and I start with them at the end of September.”

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- Gary Collinson

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Wynonna Earp Boss Breaks Down Big Finale Twist, Offers Up Dream Casting

25 August 2017 7:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The following contains spoilers from the Season 2 finale of Syfy’s Wynonna Earp.

Mom was very much the word as Wynonna Earp push, push, puuuuushed out its Season 2 finale on Friday night.

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In an episode in which the actual delivery of a new Earp heir, named Alice Michelle, took place off-screen and almost seemed happenstance (save for the threat of being fed to a demon!), the biggest twist came in the very final frame. After getting smacked around by Bobo, killing two black widows with one “stone” and birthing the aforementioned baby (which »

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The Dceu Must Die -- The Lrm Weekend

25 August 2017 3:45 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

  By David Kozlowski   |   25 August 2017

Welcome to Issue #10 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column offering opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you! Share your feedback and ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend

Previous Issues: 8.18.17 | 8.11.17 | 8.4.17 | 7.28.17 | 7.21.17 | 7.14.17

Hey Lrm Weekenders, we've hit double-digits! This week we're taking a dive into the odd career of martial artist-action star Steven Seagal, exploring the creations of Hellboy's Mike Mignola, and reaching back to the amazing, epic sci-fi films of the 80s. But first, in our editorial we explain why WB needs to stick a knife between the ribs of the Dceu and dump it into the nearest body of water.

Warner Bros. Must Come To Their Senses And Kill The Dceu -- Focus On Stand-Alone Solo and Elseworlds Films!

Hollywood has fallen deeply, tragically in love with trilogies, franchises, and connected universes, often to the detriment of simple, »

- David Kozlowski

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Why James Cameron's Wonder Woman Criticism Is So Bafflingly Off the Mark

25 August 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Over the last few years, there's been a resurgence of the "strong female character" on TV - Olivia Pope, Carrie Mathison, Daenerys Targaryen, and Peggy Olson, to name a few. In movies, however, it's been more of an uphill battle, particularly when it comes to the action genre. Yes, women have been holding their own in action-heavy films for years (just look at Sigourney Weaver's Ripley in Alien or Noomi Rapace's Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), but this Summer, more than ever, it seemed female characters in action movies were getting to be more than simply the sexy sidekick, the scientist, or the secretary. We got Charlize Theron's secret agent in Atomic Blonde, a film where Theron gets to be just as glamorous and sexual as James Bond even as her fight scenes are so brutal, they'd make even Jason Bourne wince. There's »

- Quinn Keaney

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Sigourney Weaver Was the Best Dressed in ‘The Defenders’: 17 Ensembles, Ranked

25 August 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

However you might feel about “Marvel’s The Defenders” as a series, there’s one element of the series that’s completely uncontroversial. Not only is Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver) impeccably dressed, but many of her ensembles go beyond simply striking to “I need to own that now.”

[Editor’s note: Minor spoilers for “The Defenders” follow.]

To spotlight just how incredible these outfits are, below is a complete ranking, from least fashionable to most fabulous, of Weaver’s wardrobe. One consistent factor across this list: Weaver makes being an immortal supervillain look amazing.

17. The Hospital Gown

We first meet Alexandra at her most vulnerable and defenseless, and the gown she dons for her medical exam reflects just that. While no one can make this look work, Weaver comes dangerously close to succeeding.

16. The Fur Vest

Not all that flattering, and better suited to lounging in a Swiss ski lodge than confronting superheroes in a Chinese restaurant.

15. Green Brocade, Grey »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Sigourney Weaver Was the Best Dressed in ‘The Defenders’: 17 Ensembles, Ranked

25 August 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

However you might feel about “Marvel’s The Defenders” as a series, there’s one element of the series that’s completely uncontroversial. Not only is Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver) impeccably dressed, but many of her ensembles go beyond simply striking to “I need to own that now.”

[Editor’s note: Minor spoilers for “The Defenders” follow.]

To spotlight just how incredible these outfits are, below is a complete ranking, from least fashionable to most fabulous, of Weaver’s wardrobe. One consistent factor across this list: Weaver makes being an immortal supervillain look amazing.

17. The Hospital Gown

We first meet Alexandra at her most vulnerable and defenseless, and the gown she dons for her medical exam reflects just that. While no one can make this look work, Weaver comes dangerously close to succeeding.

16. The Fur Vest

Not all that flattering, and better suited to lounging in a Swiss ski lodge than confronting superheroes in a Chinese restaurant.

15. Green Brocade, Grey »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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District 9 Director Wants to Make Iron Man 4

25 August 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If Marvel ever decides to make Iron Man 4, they have a solid director who would be happy to take the job. Neill Blomkamp, the man behind District 9, has declared that he would love to take on the character, given the chance. So maybe Kevin Feige and Co. can give him a ring if Robert Downey Jr. decides he wants some more money or, God forbid, they ever do a full reboot with a new actor.

Neill Blomkamp made the reveal on Twitter when a fan asked him what movie he would like to make within the Marvel Cinematic Universe if he ever got the chance. Making sure to let his fans know this is purely hypothetical, he declared his love for Iron Man and stated that is the franchise he would like to take on. Here's what he had to say.

"Hypothetically...Ironman, love the character"

This is in »

- MovieWeb

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The Punisher Casts Shohreh Aghdashloo In Recurring Role

25 August 2017 9:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As is fitting for a brooding vigilante that operates in the shadows, The Punisher has been shrouded in secrecy ever since the Marvel spinoff series was first announced in the aftermath of Daredevil season 2.

Yes, after resonating with Netflix subscribers the world over, Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle was deemed worthy to headline his own standalone story set within the confines of Hell’s Kitchen, but there are precious few details currently available. All we know for sure is that The Punisher will adhere to the Netflix template of old and stretch for 13 episodes – The Defenders, by comparison, tapped out at eight instalments – with cameo appearances from the likes of Marvel mainstay Deborah Ann Woll.

A 2017 release date is on the cards, though, and the latest piece of intel has found its way online today via Entertainment Weekly. It concerns a new addition to The Punisher‘s cast – an Oscar nominee, »

- Michael Briers

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Marvel's Defenders: episode 8 nerdy spots & Easter Eggs

24 August 2017 11:02 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

James Hunt Aug 25, 2017

Our daily look at Marvel's Defenders reaches the finale, which, it's fair to say, is a very mixed bag...

The long-awaited Marvel-Netflix show has finally dropped, and once again we’re doing daily write ups of every episode, highlighting the influences, in-jokes, reference points and Easter eggs we spotted, as well as a few thoughts on the show itself.

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As usual feel free to discuss whether you’re watching along or you’ve seen it all, but please don’t spoil future episodes for anyone in the comments.

If you’re reading this, that probably means you’ve seen the finale of The Defenders. And if that’s the case, I almost wish I had a helpline number for you to ring. Unfortunately, while there were things in it that worked – Matt’s sacrifice, Luke and Jessica reconciling, Foggy and »

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Elodie Yung: Ellen Ripley Would Win in Fight With Elektra

24 August 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The Defenders' Elodie Yung weighs in on a fantasy match-up between Elektra and the character her co-star Sigourney Weaver made famous in Aliens. »

- Timothy Lammers

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The Defenders: Alexandra Reid’s Origins Explained

24 August 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The Defenders' debut season introduces Sigourney Weaver as mysterious adversary Alexandra Reid, whose history with The Hand goes back centuries. »

- Anthony McGlynn

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Otd: The Whisperers, Marlee Matlin, and "The Power of Love"

24 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day (August 24th) in showbiz-related history...

1890 "Father of modern surfing" and part time movie actor Duke Kahanamoku born in Hawaii. We've written about him before. Where's his biopic?

1967 The Whisperers premieres in London. It's about an old poor woman living in solitude who is beginning to lose her grip on reality. Dame Edith Evans sterling work was instantly lauded - she won Best Actress at Berlinale and from such disparate groups as the Nyfcc, Nbr and the Golden Globes. She landed her third and final Oscar nomination in the Best Actress lineup (sadly only the winner, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner's Hepburn, was less than superb in that shortlist!). At the time Evans was the oldest Oscar nominee of all time in any acting category having just turned 80 years old. That record has since been undone but she's still the third oldest lead actress nominee after Jessica Tandy »

- NATHANIEL R

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Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 Episode 6 Review – ‘Ashes, Ashes’

23 August 2017 9:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ricky Church reviews the sixth episode of Marvel’s The Defenders

‘Ashes, Ashes’, the sixth episode of The Defenders, had several surprising developments to the story, but ultimately slumped a little bit. There were still some good character moments, but the episode fell back on some regular tropes of the genre, one of which was already used in the series, that hindered the story as well as a bit of repetition on The Hand’s motives.

To start with the positives, the character work in this episode was great between the four heroes. Splitting them up into pairs was a nice touch. It allowed us to spend time with them almost one-on-one rather than with the group at large, especially after ‘Royal Dragon’ and ‘Take Shelter’ kept them together through most of those episodes. Seeing Jessica and Matt spend time together, trying to solve a mystery no less, was cool »

- Ricky Church

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Marvel's Defenders: episode 6 nerdy spots & Easter Eggs

23 August 2017 12:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

James Hunt Aug 23, 2017

Here's number six in our episode-by-episode look at the Marvel/Netflix Defenders miniseries. Spoilers...

The long-awaited Marvel-Netflix show has finally dropped, and once again we’re doing daily write ups of every episode, highlighting the influences, in-jokes, reference points and Easter eggs we spotted, as well as a few thoughts on the show itself.

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As usual feel free to discuss whether you’re watching along or you’ve seen it all, but please don’t spoil future episodes for anyone in the comments.

Alas, poor Alexandra! Though admittedly we did not know her that well, Horatio. Vaguely sketched though her plans were, even Sigourney Weaver at her most disinterested was enough to make the leader of the Hand sort of compelling. »

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