In a season that will be introducing Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul, Arrow’s premiere included a scene somewhat familiar to fans of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Facing the new Count Vertigo (Peter Stormare), Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets an unwanted taste of a new version of the drug, which brings out victims' worst fears—pretty much exactly what Ra’s al Ghul’s (Liam Neeson) hallucinogen did in Batman Begins. "Total coincidence," executive producer Marc Guggenheim explains. "Its presence in was really designed to that Oliver is struggling with the theme of identity." After Oliver is dosed, »
- Natalie Abrams
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (Dar), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) Weekly Top 5 Wednesday Oct 1, 2014 – Tuesday Oct 7, 2014 Rank Last Week Film Rating(000) 1 – Taken 3 7,282 2 – Interstellar 5,229 3 5 Annabelle 4,556 4 1 Dracula Untold 4,202 5 – Exodus: Gods and Kings 3,174 -
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- Jason Klein
With "The Flash" pulling in big numbers and "Arrow" being the network's most-watched show of the past two years, it comes as no surprise that The CW is looking into the possibility of a third TV series based on a DC Comics property.
CW President Mark Pedowitz tells Buzzfeed: "There are discussions going on, but I can't tell you what they are."
The comment comes from a lengthy piece on the website about the production of the upcoming third season of "Arrow". Said piece wraps up with talk about the new season's main villain Ra's al Ghul. Pedowitz confirmed they did approach actor Liam Neeson, who played the role in 2005's "Batman Begins", about a potential reprisal: "We never thought he would. We quickly went to him, just on the off-chance that he had the time to do it."
The role ended up in the hands of Australian actor Matt Nable »
- Garth Franklin
It’s no secret that it can take a long time to break out in Hollywood. For many, the rise to stardom was exactly that – a rise. A gradual, developing recognition that has steadily led to more and more significant roles until finally their names can reliably be associated with talent, good choices and substantial performances.
But there are many other actors and actresses for whom the experience was very different. These are the people who early on in their careers struck upon a role that put them on the great movie-land radar immediately, and immovably.
Some of the roles on this list are not strictly debuts as such. Many of the entries have had minor appearances – some credited and some not – either on TV or in minor films – before the roles that are discussed here. On the other hand, we’re not talking about those who had been in »
- Rachel North
Yet more information has risen to the surface concerning the making of Ted 2, this time relating to the movie’s location and potential plot lines.
The makers of Ted recently confirmed they will be filming at Comic-Con after a request for extras in the Los Angeles area was released. It’s hard to gleam a huge amount from this news in terms of potential plot lines, except we can be almost certain Flash Gordon will be making another chaotic and entertaining appearance.
Ted 2 sees Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman and potentially William Shatner set to make appearances, not forgetting the return of Mark Wahlberg, and Seth MacFarlane voicing the bad mouthed teddy bear himself. The Ted family has also welcomed a new leading lady in the form of Amanda Seyfried, who will be replacing Mila Kunis in the upcoming picture.
Ted 2 is set for release next summer on June 26th. »
- Alfie Nobes
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Edge of Tomorrow (sci-fi action; Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) Million Dollar Arm (baseball drama; Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin; rated PG) A Million Ways to Die in the West (comedy; Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson; rated R) Supermensch (documentary; Shep Gordon, Mike Myers; rated R) Automata (sci-fi thriller; Antonio Banderas, Dylan McDermott; premieres 10/10 on Mod and in theaters; rated...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Supernatural season 10 kicked off Tuesday night with an episode full of drinking, karaoke and demon-killing. Dean is now a demon, partying with Crowley while Sam is desperately looking for his missing brother. But by the end of the episode, it's Sam who goes missing. He is taken. And it will require someone with a particular set of skills to find and kill whoever took him. That's right, Demon Dean is the new Liam Neeson. »
As Seth MacFarlane continues shooting Ted 2, drips and drabs of info are coming out about the film. The supporting cast just sounds awesome, as it features Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, John Slattery and Dennis Haysbert. There’s a good chance there will be some more Flash Gordon, and Amanda Seyfried has taken over for Mila Kunis. […]
The post ‘Ted 2′ Will Have a Scene at Comic-Con; Los Angeles Residents Can Be in the Film appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Interesting rumor on the Star Wars production front: More Obi-wan.
Cinelex has a source inside production that claims that Lucasfilm is making not just a single Obi-Wan spinoff movie (the character, along with Boba Fett and Yoda, was one of the first characters to be rumored as getting their own spin-off films), but a whole trilogy of them.
Hold on to your hats, though, these three movies wouldn't be a narrative trilogy, just three Obi-Wan stories that took place in-between Episodes III and IV.
Says the source:
"It seems like the 3 movie ideas are as follows:
One set completely on Tatooine and two where Obi-Wan travels elsewhere in the Galaxy.
Qui-Gon Jinn is very much present in these stories. So too is Owen Lars. Several characters from the Clone Wars T.V show would make an appearance. There would be flashbacks to Obi-Wan fighting in the Clone Wars."
Cinelex goes »
Out on UK DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download now is the brilliant Seth MacFarlane comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West. The film is full of comedic treats, and one of them is a superb cameo from Christopher Lloyd, who reprises one of his most famous roles, Doc Brown from Back To The Future. Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson and Neil Patrick-Harris also star.
When cowardly sheep farmer Albert (Macfarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend Louise (Seyfried) ditches him for another man. Downhearted, Albert prepares to leave the West to head to the bright lights of San Francisco, meanwhile, a beautiful and mysterious lady Anna (Theron) arrives in the town of Old Stump, set to distract him from his travels.
After Albert finds himself challenged to yet another gunfight with Louise’s new boyfriend, the sauve Foy (Patrick-Harris), experienced shooter Anna steps in »
- Paul Heath
Well, Summit is already scoping out a 2016 awards season plan as they've set Deepwater Horizon, the next film from J.C. Chandor (All is Lost) for a September 30, 2016 release date, which pretty much guarantees a Tiff 2016 premiere... that is if you're planning your schedule that far in advance. The film will star Mark Wahlberg and is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history. Matthew Sand (Ninja Assassin) and Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom, World War Z) penned the screenplay. Filming is set to begin March 2015 and over at Hollywood Elsewhere, Jeff Wells alludes to the fact Liam Neeson may be joining the cast. »
- Brad Brevet
Seth MacFarlane could use a hit after A Million Ways to Die in the West tanked hard, and he’ll probably get it with Ted 2, a sequel to one of the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all-time. Details on the sequel’s plot are scarce, but we now know that a significant chunk might take place at San Diego Comic-Con. Beinamovie.com is looking for folks that want to be an extra in the film, and the site has revealed that the scenes they’ll be shooting will be set at Comic-Con. Filming will be taking place in Los Angeles from October 20 – 31st, so we shouldn’t expect some brief, Family Guy-style tangent like “It’s like that time we were at Comic-Con…” The film stars Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried, and Patrick Warburton, but we don't know how many of these cast members »
- Matt Goldberg
Thanks to the kind folks over at Universal, Flickering Myth has compiled its own Top 5 list of the best death scenes in Seth MacFarlane’s (Ted, Family Guy) latest comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. Check it out in the video below…
Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in A Million Ways to Die in the West. After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
- Oliver Davis
Have you always wanted to attend New York Comic-Con but never had the chance? If that's the case, then you're in luck, because Universal Pictures and the Western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, available on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack October 7, are giving a few of our lucky readers a chance to win Nycc badges in our latest giveaway.
While exploring everything that Nycc has to offer, fans can also visit the A Million Ways to Die in the West booth at New York Comic Con to take your very own "old-timey" western digital photograph! Post your picture to your favorite social media outlet (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) along with #NYCCMillionWaysSweeps for your chance to win the Million Ways Pays Sweepstakes and walk away with One Million Pennies ($10,000)!
What are you waiting for? You're just a few clicks away from winning New York Comic-Con badges, so »
Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3, Iron Man 4, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Avengers Assemble, Big Hero 6, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past and more…
…As a new low-quality look at the Dark Knight arrives online, Ben Affleck has been speaking about his role in 2016’s big DC superhero ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice during a promotional interview for his latest film Gone Girl, although he wasn’t prepared to give much away: “I can tell you that I’m very excited and it’s very exciting. I can tell you that in my entire career, I haven’t had so many people come up to me and »
- Gary Collinson
"Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. »
- EW staff
Owen Rhys breaks down the first trailer for Taken 3, directed by Olivier Megaton (Taken 2), written by Luc Besson (Lucy) and with a cast that includes Liam Neeson (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Famke Janssen (X-Men: The Last Stand), Maggie Grace (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove) and Sam Spruell (Snow White and the Huntsman). Watch the review video below…
Watch the Taken 3 trailer here
Taken 3 is set for release on January 9th, 2015.
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- Oliver Davis
To celebrate the release of one of the most outrageous comedies of the year A Million Ways to Die in the West on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 6th, we’re giving five lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a copy of the DVD!
Don your cowboy hat, grab the nearest sheep and join Seth MacFarlane (Ted, Family Guy), Liam Neeson (Non Stop, Taken), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman, Hancock) in this Wild West comedy like no other. From co-writer, director and producer Seth MacFarlane, the guy who brought you Ted, don’t miss out on the most unique comedy of the year when A Million Ways to Die in the West is released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 6th October 2014, available to pre-order now.
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- Gary Collinson
Alex Zane travels to Atlanta to chat to Will Ferrell and the rest of the cast on the set of the long-awaited Anchorman sequel. San Diego's top rated news team - led by Ron Burgundy - relocate to New York to put together a 24-hour news channel. Look out for celebrity cameos from Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson and Green Day. »
You won't believe how much some stars make, even when they're monkeys.
We all knew celebs make big bucks for appearing in films, on TV, in commercials, in video games, and for just showing up at night clubs. But according to this recent comprehensive examination of Hollywood salaries by THR, some stars make way more than we ever realized, while others make significantly less.
Here are 12 of the most surprising things we learned from the report…
The Iron Man series is one of the most successful film franchises ever, so it shouldn't come as a shock that he would get good money. But $75 million is a lot, no matter who you are. How did he make that much? Part of his deal included getting 7% of the film's total gross.
Leo Made Way More Than Jonah On 'Wolf Of Wall Street'
While they both got Oscar nominations »
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