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As 2013 winds down to a close, Warner Bros. has unveiled some new images from a few of its 2014 titles. The debut image from director David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers) dramedy The Judge shows Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall face-to-face, as Downey Jr. plays a man who returns to his hometown when his father is suspected of murder. The film opens on October 10, 2014. Additionally, the first image from writer/director Akiva Goldsman’s fantasy pic Winter’s Tale highlight’s the film’s lead romantic duo played by Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay. The story revolves around a thief who breaks into the home of a bed-ridden young woman and ends up falling in love with her, but as we saw in the debut trailer it also involves a significant time jump. The film will hit theaters on February 14, 2014. Finally, Warner Bros. has also released a few new images from The Lego Movie, »
- Adam Chitwood
‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’: AFI Awards 2013 - big-studio movies rule once again (photo: Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in ‘American Hustle’) The American Film Institute has released AFI Awards list featuring the Top Ten Movies of 2013. As usual, the AFI Awards mostly focus on mainstream, popular fare from the big studios; in fact, they’re a sort of more upscale, Oscar-friendlier People’s Choice Awards, i.e., no Twilight, no The Fast and The Furious, no Adam Sandler, scattered super-hero movies. (You’ll see why they’re so big-studio-friendly once you scroll down a bit to check out the list of this year’s AFI Awards’ jury members.) Six of the AFI’s Top Ten 2013 movies come courtesy of the Hollywood majors: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Additionally, 12 Years a Slave was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, a subsidiary of »
- Anna Robinson
Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb...
Merrill Barr, writing for Forbes, observes how a new Terminator TV series is an attempt at using the same model of production as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to gain a larger audience:
"Following the ratings success of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we knew it was only a matter of time before another entity decided to try their hand at a transmedia property, we just didn’t think it was going to be Annapurna Pictures…
While the news does sound crazy and perhaps like nothing more than a cash grab, consider the possibility this new series could lend some much needed credibility to the idea of multi-platform storytelling. As it stands now, there’s only one other show in addition to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that’s even trying to attempt this method of world building: SyFy’s Defiance, a series that covers »
- Gary Collinson
According to Comic Book Movie, director Joss Whedon will be linking up with a new cinematographer when production gets underway on The Avengers: Age of Ultron early in the New Year, with British director of photography Ben Davis set to replace The Avengers' Seamus McGarvey for the hotly-anticipated sequel.
Davis has recently finished shooting another Marvel project, the James Gunn-helmed Guardians of the Galaxy, while his previous credits include the Matthew Vaughn-directed Layer Cake, Stardust and Kick-Ass, as well as the likes of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Wrath of the Titans and Seven Psychopaths.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on May 2nd 2015, with a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) and James Spader (Ultron. »
- Gary Collinson
Hi, you there, the one reading the review. Just a quick note, not that you need it, you’re probably a smart, independent person; probably have a job, a car. Maybe some nice hair, but it’s okay if you don’t you can just... wear a hat. Anyway, just a small warning, that this review will probably get a bit self-referential. But you probably figured that out already what with all the... self-referencing.
Anyway, let me take you back to 2005, when Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was released. It was Shane Black’s first gig in a while, which is important as he is, in my opinion, the most entertaining writer around, which I’ll get to, but then there’s also Robert Downey Jr. »
- Gary Collinson
Wondering how Gwyneth Paltrow scored an invite to Jennifer Aniston's holiday party over the weekend? It turns out the actresses actually have a few things in common besides both being exes of Brad Pitt! Aniston, 44, and Paltrow, 41, actually know each other because both are very close to pal Robert Downey Jr., E! News has learned. Paltrow, of course, stars with Downey Jr. in the blockbuster Iron Man franchise while Aniston is close to the actor and his wife Susan Downey off screen (both Aniston's man Justin Theroux and Gwyneth attended Susan's big 40th birthday bash in San Francisco last month). Additionally, Aniston and Paltrow are both represented by Hollywood publicist Stephen »
Warner Bros. has released the above first picture from The Judge, a new film from David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) starring Robert Downey Jr. as big city lawyer Hank Palmer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. The film co-stars a fleet of names including Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Melissa Leo, Billy Bob Thornton, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Grace Zabriskie and Denis O'Hare and is set for an October 10, 2014 release. I didn't even know this movie existed until receiving the picture. I guess it sounds interesting enough, that is one hell of a cast and it might be interesting to see Dobkin tackle something that isn't a flat-out comedy. In fact, it doesn't sound »
- Brad Brevet
Party at Jennifer Aniston's house! A slew of celebrities gathered at Jennifer and Justin Theroux's Bel Air home on Sunday night for what looked like a special holiday party. Jennifer's friend and former costar Courteney Cox drove up to the bash with a mystery man, while Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin arrived in a separate car. Other guests included Tobey Maguire and his wife, Jennifer Meyer, who both couldn't contain their laughter as they made their way to the party; Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey; Chelsea Handler; and Arrested Development stars Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. Jason knows Jennifer very well as the two have costarred in both Horrible Bosses and The Switch. Jennifer and her fiancé, Justin, were spotted preparing for their holiday bash last week when they went Christmas tree shopping together in La. The pair reportedly picked out a "big noble fir, »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Wonder Woman, Arrow, The Flash, Young Justice, Hourman, Gotham, Justice League: War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United, Kick-Ass 2 and more...
Well, the past seven days may just have been the busiest week of the year in terms of superhero news, with several huge stories dropping throughout the week, and the biggest surprise of all? Marvel Studios and its multitude of projects has been virtually anonymous as Sony, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox grabbed all (well, most) of the headlines. We've got a lot to get through this week, but we'll start things off with our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man...
So, things have been almost deathly »
- Gary Collinson
Before Henry Cavill landed the role of Superman in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, he auditioned for the part in McG's version of of the superhero, Superman: Flyby. The photo above is our first image of the actor auditioning for that movie back in 2004, and below you can get a better look at that very different suit design they were going to use.
That script for the film was written by J.J. Abrams, and it would have also starred Robert Downey Jr. as Lex Luthor. This would have been an interesting movie. It's cool though that they actually ended up casting Cavill after all those years. He is really great in the role! Maybe the video of his screen test will surface soon.
- Joey Paur
Next year Hugh Jackman will make his seventh appearance as the Wolverine in director Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, while yesterday's news about X-Men: Apocalypse coming in 2016 means there are three further potential outings for Logan on the horizon, including the X-Force movie from Jeff Wadlow and James Mangold's sequel to The Wolverine. However, despite the fact that Jackman is collaborating with Mangold on development of Wolverine's third solo outing, the actor has revealed that he's undecided over reprising the role of the fan favourite mutant and may be ready to hang up the claws.
"I don’t know whether or not I will do this next movie," Jackman tells Vanity Fair. "I am really proud of this movie and I am excited to develop something with Jim Mangold from the beginning because that is a great ride. That’s exciting, to see what we »
- Gary Collinson
• Dustin Hoffman will appear in director Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic. The still-untitled project stars Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) as the disgraced cyclist. Breaking Bad’s Jesse Plemons, Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), and Lee Pace (The Hobbit) also star. The movie is currently shooting in Europe, and Hoffman is set to join when the production moves back to the U.S. The two-time Oscar winner recently wrapped work on Jon Favreau’s Chef (out May 9) with Robert Downey Jr. and is currently filming The Cobbler with Adam Sander. [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
Years before Man of Steel became an international hit, Henry Cavill was attached to star as Clark Kent/Superman in the ill-fated Superman: Flyby, which was written by J.J. Abrams with McG set to direct and Robert Downey Jr. starring as Lex Luthor. The project ultimately fell apart, reportedly because of McG's fear of flying, since Warner Bros. wanted to shoot in Australia and the director opted for an American production. Ultimately, Bryan Singer took the reins and reworked it into the 2006 adventure Superman Returns. Today, we have the first photo of Henry Cavill from his 2004 screen test, plus a photo of the red and blue suit he was wearing.
In 2004, before Henry Cavill was Zack Snyder's Superman in Man of Steel, Cavill was cast by McG ("Charlie's Angels") to play Superman/Clark Kent in his unproduced Superman film, Superman: Flyby. A film that was written by J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek Into Darkness"), and would've also starred Robert Downey Jr. as Lex Luthor. That's why you see him in the banner above. Keep in mind, this took place two years before Bryan Singer's super-dull, Superman Returns. So what killed McG's Superman: Flyby? Well, the director revealed that it was his fear of flying that grounded the production. Warner Bros. wanted the film to shoot in Australia for cost-savings, while McG wanted it to be shot entirely in North America so that he never had to get on a plane. Even though Cavill would have to wait nearly a decade to suit up as the Man of Steel, »
Christmas is coming, and Digital Spy's movies team has searched high and low to bring you a list of great gifts for film fans, from Blu-ray bargains to presents where money is no object.
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Mark Kermode's latest book - about the life of modern-day film critics - is an »
From the Robert Downey Jr. series to BBC’s wildly popular modern take with Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes is experiencing a wave of popularity that has once again put the famous literary character in the spotlight. It’s obviously not the first time, nor is this time around anywhere close to being the detective’s most profound effect on culture, especially when you consider the impact Sherlock Holmes has had on the progression of forensic investigation, a practice which was all but non-existent before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle suggested the elements present at a crime scene could play a significant role in solving the case. Holmes’s contributions to the modern crime-solving profession are chronicled in PBS’s How Sherlock Changed the World.
- Lex Walker
Tony Stark is invincible — at least when it comes to the numbers for Iron Man 3, that is. A whopping $174 million at the box office opening weekend. A staggering $409 million domestically. More than $1.2 billion grossed worldwide.
But the genius/billionaire/playboy/philanthropist character who’s appeared in five Marvel films so far was fallible in his third standalone feature, spending much of his post-Avengers time in his basement, designing prototype after prototype of his Iron Man suits to keep his mind off his near-death experience.
The most eye-popping one he built: The Mark 42 (below), which he can summon remotely in »
- Shirley Li
It’s been a pretty eventful few weeks on the CBS series, Person Of Interest. We talk to cast members abut their reactions to those events and where the show may be headed for the rest of the season. Plus Walking Dead finishes up big and Robert Downey Jr. hit Crackle.
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- Mike Raub
While I personally loved Zack Snyder’s modern day reinvention of the Superman legend in Man Of Steel, it certainly divided fans and critics alike and the film’s controversial ending is still a strong topic of discussion even now. However one aspect of the Superman reboot that went down well extremely with audiences and critics was Henry Cavill’s new take on the character, which cemented his place in the superhero history books along with the likes of Christopher Reeve, Christian Bale and Robert Downey Jr.
When Man Of Steel destroyed the box office and went on to gross almost $700 million worldwide (which is brilliant for any film let alone a reboot), a sequel was quickly announced for 2015 that would pit both Superman and Batman together. In August, it was announced that Ben Affleck will play the upcoming sequel’s new interpretation of The Caped Crusader, a mere three »
- Ben Read
Subscribe to The Weekly Planet on iTunes or check out the embedded audio player below for this week’s episode. And thank you so much for listening. Subscribe to The Weekly Planet on iTunes or listen to it via direct download here. Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. ("Less Than Zero") stars as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the story of a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. The film also stars Oscar® winner Gwyneth Paltrow and Oscar® nominees Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges and will be directed by Jon Favreau. Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine »
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