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Robert Downey Jr. On Black Widow Movie: 'Doesn't Scarlett Johansson Deserve A Break?'

2 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In response to recent discussions and the longtime demand for Scarlett Johansson to get her own Black Widow movie, USA Today recently asked the actress' Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr. to weigh in on the possibility. “Doesn’t Scarlett deserve a break?” said the Iron Man star, laughing, while acknowledging that Johansson is about to become a mother. “Look, I think that the interesting thing particularly after [Guardians of the Galaxy] with Zoe [Saldana], even from the first Iron Man where Pepper was kind of this really – to me the Iron Man franchise would never have taken off without [Gwyneth] Paltrow. There’s something about her that grounded the story. She’s not your typical lady in a superhero movie, and then by Iron Man 3 she’s swallowing serums and putting on suits and kicking [butt] and all that stuff. It would be kind of more appropriate for a character that already was like a Black »

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The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 30-21

2 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)

Directed by: Jan Švankmajer

We’ve already seen two films from Jan Švankmajeron the list, but this elaborate movie about a number of separate, but connected people takes the cake. Conspirators of Pleasure follows six people, each with their own incredibly unsettling fetish. A letter carrier ingests dough balls every night before bed. A clerk is obsessed with a new anchor and creates a machine that pleasure him while he watches her. That anchorwoman has an odd obsession with live carp. One customer of the clerk’s practice paper mâché voodoo with a chicken costume and a doll resembling his neighbor. The neighbor has a doll of him that she brutalizes. Finally, the anchormwoman’s husband rubs homemade contraptions to rub all over his body. Conspirators could simply be a character study that, while still strange, would not be nearly as creepy. Švankmajer’s known for his animation and puppetry, »

- Joshua Gaul

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Top 9 Things to Know About the Toronto Film Festival

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Here’s nine things you probably don’t know about the Toronto Film Festival, which starts Sept. 5:

1. Glam Slam

Gone are the days when the party grid was lean until the weekend. The glam hits the fan festival eve (Sept. 3) with Tiff Gala — a $1,500-per-ticket charity event supporting the fest’s education and philanthropic activities — where Al Pacino (who’s in Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling” and David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn,” both at Tiff) shares insights during an onstage conversation.

2. Opening Night

The Gala world preem of “The Judge” kicks off the fest, with the D-List (director David Dobkin, stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall) hitting the red carpet. But opening-night thrills no longer revolve around one film. “Tokyo Tribe” from Sion Sono (helmer of 2013 Midnight aud award winner “Why Don’t You Play in Hell?”) and Marah Strauch’s feature bow, “Sunshine Superman,” launch, respectively, Midnight and Tiff Doc sidebars. »

- Jennie Punter

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Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’ With Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling Set for Summer 2016

8 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The last time writer/director Shane Black and producer Joel Silver worked together, the result was the very funny neo-noir Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which helped re-launch the career of Robert Downey, Jr. After festival appearances the film was given a low-profile fall rollout by Warner Bros., and it flew under the radar of most moviegoers. […]

The post Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’ With Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling Set for Summer 2016 appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Vincent D'Onofrio Talks Kingpin and New 'Daredevil' Series

11 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Vincent D'Onofrio has carved out quite a lengthy, successful career for himself. With credits going back over 30 years, which include roles in Full Metal JacketMen In BlackJFK, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and much more, one would understand if he'd be hesitant to take on a new show. With 10 seasons of Criminal Intent under his belt, some would think it strange that he's going right back into another television series. But the 6'4 actor sounds downright giddy about his next project: Daredevil, a Marvel production for Netflix. 

"Filming has been great. I can’t really talk about specifics. Really," he tells Men's Journal in a new interview. "But I can tell you it’s all working. It’s all gritty. Everything is really impressive. They seem to know what they’re doing over at Marvel. I think ever since Downey and [Jon] Favreau did Iron Man and proved that comic »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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'Black Widow' Covers "Esquire"

12 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ everybody's favorite 'Black Widow' actress, Scarlett Johansson, crowned "The Sexiest Woman Alive" in "Esquire" magazine.

"I gotta hustle," said Johansson about her acting career. "I’m a twenty-eight-year-old woman in the movie business."

"Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers.

'Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work — theater, producing... this thing with 'Esquire'..."

March 2009, Johansson first signed on to play Marvel Comics' Russian spy 'Natasha Romanoff' aka the 'Black Widow' in the feature "Iron Man 2", as an undercover spy for 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' posing as an assistant to 'Tony Stark' (Robert Downey Jr.) aka 'Iron Man'. 

She was cast only after a scheduling conflict forced actress Emily Blunt to drop out of the part.

Johansson then reprised the role in director Joss Whedon's "The Avengers" (2012) confirming »

- Michael Stevens

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Robert Downey Jr.'s 'The Judge' To Open The Toronto International Film Festival

22 hours ago | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, Sept. 4, with the premiere of Robert Downey Jr.’s new drama, The Judge.

Directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), The Judge is the first film to come out of Downey’s production company, Team Downey, and marks Downey’s first big return to Tiff since 2005’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Your #TIFF14 opening night Rt @robertdowneyjr: First look, as promised. #TheJudge pic.twitter.com/eedMlXKqzt

— Tiff (@TIFF_NET) August 27, 2014

David Dobkin has delivered a moving, textured story about family, duty and the way we remember our past. We couldn’t have asked for a better start to this year’s event,” said Tiff CEO Piers Handling.

The Judge stars Downey as Hank Palmer, a ruthless attorney, who returns home to Indiana after his mother dies only to find that his estranged father, Judge Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall), is accused of murder.

Dobkin, »

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Toronto 2014: Read our Tiff programme preview

1 September 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

This Thursday (4 September), the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival will kick off in Canada with David Dobkin's courtroom drama The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. Over the proceeding week and a half, before the cinematic cornucopia reaches its conclusion with Brit Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, festival-goers will attend almost 300 feature films and over 100 shorts. The jam-packed programme, taking in various theatres across the city, comes bursting with a staggering 139 world premieres as well as an array of films already lauded on this year's international festival circuit. Since its inaugural incarnation back in 1976, Tiff - as it's affectionately known - has grown into one of the world's primary annual film festivals and the 2014 lineup looks like a particularly strong one.


- CineVue UK

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Watch: Karen Gillan Shaves All Her Hair for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

1 September 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There has been so much buzz and success for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy since the film hit theaters last month. The sci-fi action flick just topped the box office again this past weekend, and is now the highest grossing film (domestically) of the year so far. Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. recently praised the film saying that it might be Marvel's best one yet. And the demand for a cute dancing Groot toy has resulted in the real thing. Now we figured we show off some fun from before the film was made with Karen Gillan shaving her head to play the bald, cybernetically enhanced villain Nebula, daughter of Thanos. Cutting that long, gorgeous red hair clearly wasn't easy, and that's serious dedication on Gillan's part. Watch below! Here's Karen Gillan cutting her hair for Guardians of the Galaxy from YouTube (via Collider): Some might remember that »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Robert Downey Jr.

31 August 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last week, we took a look at the career of former 007 Pierce Brosnan. This week.s subject is another guy who can tell you a thing or two about franchises, with him currently juggling two of them... Robert Downey Jr. Even before Robert Downey Jr. ever played Tony Stark/Iron Man he was one of my favorite actors. As a child, I was fond of many of his movies, like Air America, Heart & Souls, Chances Are, etc., and even during his well-publicized troubles in the »

- Chris Bumbray

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A week away from opening night at Tiff, Robert Downey Jr talks about The Judge, prestige films and the Oscar

31 August 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

An Excellent conversation with Robert Downey Jr. via The Toronto Sun, by Bruce Kirkland (Qmi Agency). Especially pertinent is the reference looking back on “an era when studios still deliberately »

- Ryan Adams

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - More Set Images

29 August 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ images from the Norwich, UK set of the "Avengers" sequel "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"  with Chris Evans as 'Captain America', Robert Downey Jr. as 'Tony Stark' and Chris Hemsworth as 'Thor':

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the 'Avengers', produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

It is intended to be the sequel to 2012's Marvel's "The Avengers" and the eleventh installment in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'.

Scripted and directed by Joss Whedon, the film features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader:

"...'Age Of Ultron' reportedly opens immediately after the 'Baron Von Strucker' post credit scene in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. 

"'The Avengers' as a »

- Michael Stevens

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Why Marvel’s Movies Will Only Get Better From Here‏

29 August 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anthony Stokes on why Marvel’s movies will only get better from here…‏ 

After the massive success of comic book movies over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about the superhero bubble bursting and that the trend will come to an end. For Marvel Studios, there’s also the issue that many of their lead actors contracts are coming to an end in the next few years. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. specifically may not have many more Marvel movies under their belt, with Robert’s age becoming a factor and Chris Evans seemingly wanting to kickstart the second leg of his career doing more meaningful intimate projects. But fear not. Not only do I think Marvel will be just fine without their core Avengers, but they might do even better. Creatively at least.

In response to the question of whether the comic book movie trend is sustainable, »

- Gary Collinson

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Watch Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #9 – Avengers: Age of Ultron details! Bond villain update!

29 August 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s Fmtv Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron details – specifically the involvement of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye; an update on the next Bond movie’s (the 24th, if you’re counting) villain; what has officially become the highest grossing movie in the Us this Summer?; and which superhero duo took part in the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this week (donate at www.alsa.org/donate, by the way)? Clue: it wasn’t Bananaman.

So find out those Avengers: Age of Ultron details and more in the Movie Newsgasm…

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, with »

- Oliver Davis

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The History of J.J. Abrams Abandoned Superman Movie, 'Superman: Flyby'

29 August 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In some cobwebbed region of my brain I have probably stored the information that J.J. Abrams once wrote a screenplay for a Superman movie for Warner Bros. titled Superman: Flyby of which McG (as well as Brett Ratner) was originally attached to direct, but I had completely forgotten it until this following audio essay by Mr. Sunday Movies popped up online (via Slashfilm). Now the essay goes into detail about the various stages of the screenplay (which is available right here) and how the story was meant to be played out, including Kryptonian kung fu, the death and resurrection of Superman and an idea where Lex Luthor is also Kryptonian. I don't know much about Superman lore and don't really care, but the plot of this thing sounds horrible. Apparently Josh Schwartz ("The O.C.") was commissioned at one point to rewrite Abrams' script and Robert Downey Jr. was considered as »

- Brad Brevet

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Who Is Doctor Strange? A Look at Marvel's Next Movie Superhero

29 August 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

News of Joaquin Phoenix (perhaps) taking on the role Doctor Strange is spreading like wildfire, and Marvel is looking past Thor, Captain America, and "Avengers 2" to the good Doctor! But who is Doctor Strange? If you're not a die-hard comics reader, Moviefone has everything you need to know about Marvel's Master of the Mystic Arts.

Who is Doctor Strange? Stephen Strange is a skilled but arrogant neurosurgeon who is only driven by money. A car accident cripples his hands, leaving him unable to work. Desperately seeking a cure for his handicap, he travels the world seeking out alternative remedies, until he finds himself in the Himalayas, under the care of a mystic old man, known as the Ancient One. After saving the Ancient One's life, Strange becomes his pupil and learns humility, wisdom... and a little thing called magic.

Throughout the years, Strange wields a growing arsenal of magic powers, »

- Eric Larnick

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New International Poster For ‘The Judge’

29 August 2014 3:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The arrival of any Robert Downey Jr. movie – well, these days anyway – is something of an event. We next see the man who is Mr. Tony Stark in director David Dobkin’s The Judge, which arrives in cinemas this October, and today we can debut a brand new one-sheet poster for the film.

In  The Judge, Downey stars 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.

We get to see the film on 24th October, but you can check out the brand new poster below. Hit the links for the latest news and trailers for The Judge.

Source: Warner Bros. »

- Paul Heath

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News Bits: Girl, Dates, Ghost, MacGruber 2

29 August 2014 12:58 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Gone Girl

Empire's winter preview issue showcases some new photos from David Fincher's thriller adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel "Gone Girl" starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Fincher calls it a date movie that will "end 15 million marriages," and we'll see for ourselves in early October. [Source: Empire]

Release Date Changes

Warner Bros. Pictures have moved up the release of the "Magic Mike" sequel by two days. The film is now slated for release on July 1st 2015.

The Jason Bateman-narrated "Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary" has been slated for an April 24th 2015 release.

Finally the rom-com "Love, Rosie" starring Sam Claflin and Lily Collins is set to score a theatrical release in early 2015 in the United States through distributor The Film Arcade.

The Gray Ghost

One iconic element of "Batman: The Animated Series" was The Gray Ghost, a TV superhero character played by an actor named Simon »

- Garth Franklin

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Joaquin Phoenix In Final Talks To Play ‘Doctor Strange’

28 August 2014 11:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a rapidly expanding entity that evolves and deepens with each successive entry the mega-franchise receives. After two fantastic Marvel Studios productions earlier this year, fans and general moviegoers can rest assured that the on-going series will continue to thrive and flourish for many years to come. Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians Of The Galaxy successfully demonstrated (once again) that the studio can consistently produce original material, that stands out against the fierce competition.

With that in mind, audiences are frequently looking ahead to what Marvel have in store for us next year and beyond with their future ‘phase 3′ releases that are currently lined up. Doctor Strange is an adaptation that has been name-dropped several times in the past by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. However, it is only recently that the film has finally started showing signs of life after spending years as »

- Ben Read

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