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(Cbr) "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will introduce another established Marvel Comics character in its second season: Crusher Creel -- better known as the Absorbing Man -- will be played by Brian Patrick Wade, as revealed Thursday on Marvel.com. Though Marvel's announcement refers to the character by his civilian identity, it looks like his namesake powers are intact: "With his ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches, Creel will put Coulson and his team through their paces when their second season kicks off." The character will debut in the show's second season premiere next month, but Marvel has not specified if there's a plan for Wade to appear in more than one episode. The Absorbing Man is one of Marvel's longest-running villains, introduced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965's "Journey into Mystery" #114. Frequently depicted targeting Hulk, Thor and the Avengers as »
- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources
London — Top Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar will headline “Brothers”, the Hindi-language remake of Gavin O’Connor’s 2011 contact sports drama “Warrior” that starred Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
The film was previously announced as a co-production between Lionsgate and Endemol India, itself a 51:49 joint venture between Endemol Bv and The Chernin Group’s CA Media, to be produced under the banner Eyedentity Motion Pictures, Endemol India’s film arm.
Dharma is headed by Karan Johar, writer, co-producer and director of Shah Rukh Khan vehicle “My Name is Khan”, and who is also a judge on “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, the Indian version of the “Strictly Come Dancing” format, and popular chat show “Koffee with Karan”.
Johar makes his acting »
- Naman Ramachandran
A while back, it was reported that the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior featuring Tom Hardy, Sean McAnallen, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo and Nick Nolte would soon be remade in Bollywood. The said remake would feature Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Now we hear that the film has since been renamed to Brothers. Tweeting about the same, Karan Johar, whose Dharma Production will be co-producing the film with Lionsgate and Endemol India, posted, "Dharma Productions, Lionsgate, Endemol India present 'Brothers' directed by Karan Malhotra and starring Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff. Releasing Oct 2nd, 2015."
The original film directed by Gavin O'Connor show the story of two brothers, one a former Marine and the other a former Ufc fighter-turned-schoolteacher, »
[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Gracepoint" (Fox) The Pitch: "'Broadchurch' is a great show, but more people wanted to watch it but were scared off by foreign accents than actually watched it." "Is that true?" "I have no idea. Let's hope so." Quick Response: Fox's 10-episode "Gracepoint" finished production in May and, as a result, critics have actually see two episodes, rather than just the pilot. There's also a chance we may have seen much more, if not all, of the murder mystery before it premieres. I need to see more, because through two episodes I just can't figure out the point and I can't really evaluate its quality other than "unnecessary." Because of "Capote" and "In Treatment," I have a ton of respect for "Gracepoint" showrunners Anya Epstein and Dan Futterman and I'm willing to watch a lot of this in the hopes that at some point it will deviate from »
- Daniel Fienberg
A few weeks ago, in anticipation of Guardians of the Galaxy's theatrical release, I wrote about the Curse of Tor Johnson, named after the old-school wrestler (and Ed Wood muse) who may have also been responsible for 50 years of terrible performances from professional wrestlers.
Since I wrote for WWE's Monday Night Raw for about six months, I wondered if the presence of Dave Bautista, a former champion, would jinx Guardians' box-office mojo. Three weeks into its theatrical run (and more than $175 million in receipts later), it's safe to say the Curse has been broken. »
On Fox's new 10-part, murder-mystery limited series Gracepoint, everybody is a suspect.
That especially includes Nick Nolte's character, Jack Reinhold, the gruff owner of the kayak shop who also teaches young boys about observing ocean life in the small titular seaside town. When one of those boys ends up dead on the beach, guess where the detectives — played by David Tennant and Anna Gunn— come looking for answers...
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- Adam Bryant
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Tom Hardy stars as a construction foreman who's driving to London to attend the birth of his child. You really shouldn't have stressful conversations on your cell while driving, but Ivan (Hardy) doesn't care. He has to make sure his big job tomorrow goes as planned, confess to his wife that he cheated on her with a co-worker, and coaching the aforementioned co-worker through the premature birth of their baby. Yikes.
Why We're In: Hardy is more than capable of commanding the screen for the entirety of the movie. Although you hear other characters' voices, it's all Hardy, all the time. Who could argue with that?
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"Love Streams" (Criterion)
- Jenni Miller
The first photo is out of Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon in "99 Homes," the upcoming Ramin Bahrani film about a desperate blue-collar construction worker whose family is evicted. He is forced to work for Michael Shannon's crooked real-estate broker, the same man who caused his trouble in the first place. [Source: EW]
"Portlandia" co-creator Carrie Brownstein ha been hired to complete the late Nora Ephron's script for the American cinematic remake of the UK mini-series "Lost in Austen" at Columbia Pictures, Neal Street Productions and Good Universe.
The story follows a woman living and working in Brooklyn is transported into the fictional world of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice. Sam Mendes, Nathan Kahane and Pippa Harris will produce. [Source: Screen]
- Garth Franklin
Both its current and former release slot are quite competitive, with a number of high-profile projects set on each date. Run All Night will go up against Lionsgate's Child 44, Focus Features' Selfless, Sony's Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Disney's Monkey Kingdom on April 17. Its former date, February 6, is currently occupied by Jupiter Ascending, Seventh Son, Mortdecai and The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
Liam Neeson stars in Run All Night as Jimmy, a hitman who squares off with his employer, a ruthless mafia boss (Ed Harris) to ensure the safety of his estranged son (Joel Kinnaman). Common, Vincent D'Onofrio, Boyd Holbrook, Genesis Rodriguez and Nick Nolte also star in director Jaume Collet-Serra's action-thriller.
Following a successful box office run where it took in over $350 million worldwide, Paramount is bringing Noah home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on July 29. Russell Crowe stars as the title character, who sees a vision from God that prompts him to build a massive ark in preparation for a great flood.
To help celebrate this Blu-ray and DVD release, we have a special contest lined up, where one lucky grand prize winner will take home a Noah poster signed by cast members Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and Ray Winstone, along with a kit that includes a pen, a notebook, an umbrella, a candle and the Target exclusive Blu-ray. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so act fast for your chance to win.
Grand Prize Winner Receives:
Critics may be questioning the point of remaking acclaimed BBC series "Broadchurch" when the first two episodes of its U.S. remake are reportedly so similar to the original show - but as "Gracepoint" star Jacki Weaver tells HitFix, the Fox miniseries becomes quite distinct from its predecessor as it progresses. "'Gracepoint' is quite different," said the actress during promotion for Woody Allen's latest film "Magic in the Moonlight." "I mean, the first few...couple of eps are the same, but then there's new characters, and there's different...there's a different villain. A different killer. So...it is different." So what did Weaver think of the original series? Check out the full clip embedded above for the answer. Also starring David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Michael Peña, Nick Nolte and Kevin Zegers, "Gracepoint" premieres Thursday, October 2 on Fox. »
- Chris Eggertsen
The Scottish actor starred as Di Alec Hardy on ITV's whodunnit and will play the character's Us equivalent, Det Emmett Carver, in Gracepoint - airing on Fox this fall.
"They both look quite like me," Tennant quipped. "[But] they feel different to me for all sorts of reasons.
"It's the same character, and yet it's not. It's probably easier for objective observers to point out how they differ, but they feel very different to me."
From the moment Fox ordered "Gracepoint," a remake of the acclaimed British mystery series "Broadchurch" (which aired here last year on BBC America), featuring "Broadchurch" star David Tennant reprising his role with an American accent, the prevailing reaction I've heard has been one word: Why? Why do a remake of a great series that aired on American TV very recently, and that was in English, to boot? It's one thing to say that U.S. viewers don't want to read subtitles, and that therefore there may be justification do do a speedy remake of "The Returned," but when the actors — including one actor in common across both projects — are speaking the same language, and when the first two episodes at a minimum (the only ones I've seen) are very similar to the original in terms of plot points, character beats, and even many of the same shots, why is this necessary? »
- Alan Sepinwall
Climb aboard the Ark for the complete experience with our exclusive Noah infographic and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. Director Darren Aronofsky's acclaimed biblical thriller is heading to Blu-ray (clickHere) on July 29 and is currently available on iTunes (clickHere). We celebrate with a look at how the Ark was made, what its capable of, and exactly how many animals it can store. We also get to see how the animals were created in a Efx clip, and then check out the set itself.
"One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film" (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), the thrilling story of courage, sacrifice and hope, Noah debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD July 29, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD July 15th. Visionary director Darren Aronofsky's (Black Swan) "action spectacular" (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal) is being »
London — Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.’s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K., tells Variety, the company has aspirations to be considered on a par with the Hollywood majors.
EOne has been the top indie in the U.K. for three of the past four years, and last year finished ahead of two studios, Sony and Paramount, with its box office totaling more than £100 million ($171 million) for the first time.
- Leo Barraclough
One doesn’t have to be an analyst or expert in all things cinema to note the decline of certain genres and niches within the film-making machine. While comic-book movies and superhero franchises have risen to soaring heights over the last fifteen years, we have seen a dramatic drop in other, classic outputs, seemingly to make way. A perfect example of this would be the procedural crime thriller, tales of murder investigation and corruption, a hallmark of hard boiled fiction from the 1970′s onwards that by now have tailed off. It says a lot that the most recent archetypal release from said field was last year’s Broken City, a box office and critical failure from highly rated scribe Stephen Knight. A production line that once gave us the likes of Chinatown, Serpico and Seven is now decrepit and seemingly unfit for purpose.
Not only is this genre starved, it »
- Scott Patterson
Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) was once a hotshot lawyer before she put an innocent man away thinking him guilty. Now, she is a recovering alcoholic and on probation and must take on the appeal of a woman wrongly committed of murder so she can win back custody of her daughter and be reinstated to the bar. But can she trust herself to know who is innocent and who is guilty in this case? Can she be the lawyer she once was? Or will it all end in disaster with her falling off the wagon again once and for all?
The Trials of Cate McCall is a courtroom drama which has a lot going on. Lots of little stories lines all surrounding Cate McCall’s »
- Richard Axtell
Its common knowledge by now that Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra will soon be seen essaying the roles of Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton respectively in the remake of the 2011 film Warrior. Now we hear that Jackie Shroff has been roped in to essay the role of the sibling's alcoholic father, originally played by Nick Nolte for which the actor even won an Oscar. The film revolves around two brothers who meet each other in the boxing ring, and will be directed by Karan Malhotra. Confirming the news, Jackie Shroff says that he is pretty excited about the film and will commence shooting for the same from September onwards. However Jackie's role will be tweaked to suit the Indian audience. In the original directed by Gavin O'Connor, the story follows two brothers, one a former Marine and the other a former Ufc fighter-turned-schoolteacher, on opposite ends of a three-way family »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Gracepoint will reportedly air on ITV later this year.
The Us remake of ITV drama Broadchurch is expected to be broadcast in the UK after signing a deal with Fox, according to Radio Times.
The deal is said to have been agreed with producers Shine America and the Us network, and will air in the autumn.
However, it has not been confirmed which ITV channel will air the show.
Broadchurch will then return for a second series on ITV in 2015.
Watch a trailer for Gracepoint below: »
Junkie life is as chicly miserable as its most vapid chroniclers have always had us believe in “Asthma,” a feature directorial debut from actor Jake Hoffman that is sorely in need of its own inhaler. Taking a perversely slow approach to fast living, Hoffman’s film glumly examines the trail of all-purpose destruction left by New York heroin addict Gus (Benedict Samuel) on a weekend bender, but can’t resist having it both ways, as his scuzzily narcissistic lifestyle is also shown to have improbable sexual allure to at least one clear-headed woman (Krysten Ritter) with better options. Ritter’s performance is the liveliest thing in a callow, shallow cautionary tale, which wears its influences on its artfully frayed sleeve and no closer than that to its heart. A sprinkling of cameos from past-prime names is unlikely to make distributors breathe any easier around this dull-eyed downer.
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- Guy Lodge
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