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Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray: recommended discs for Christmas

Den Of Geek Dec 15, 2017

The 4K disc market is slowly expanding - and here are some of the latest highlights...

Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray hasn’t enjoyed close to the success of the DVD or the Blu-ray format, but it’s quietly building itself a niche amongst those who want the highest possible definition physical format. Furthermore, the last few months have seen a growing number of new and catalogue releases, and we’re rounding up some of the highlights here.

Spider-Man legacy boxset

You get five films for your money in this posh box of Spider-Man movies. Sam Raimi’s original trilogy, and Marc Webb’s less-well-received The Amazing Spider-Man films. Sony hasn’t skimped here, either. You get alternative cuts of Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 here alongside the theatrical editions, and some new extras too. A booklet is included in the box, which is a limited edition,
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The Williams Family Wishes Viewers “Happy Horror Days” in New Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 3 Holiday Image

With the holidays upon us and the third season of Ash vs Evil Dead right around the corner, Starz is wishing viewers a "happy horror days" in a new blood-spattered holiday card featuring Ash and his long-lost daughter.

Featuring Bruce Campbell as Ash and Arielle Carver-o'Neill as Ash's daughter, Brandy, the new holiday card can be viewed below, and in case you missed it, check out photos and a poster for the third season, which premieres on Sunday, February 25th on Starz.

As previously reported by Deadline, this is the synopsis for season 3: "Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet."

Bruce Campbell will return in the third season as the boomstick king,
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Woody Harrelson in Discussions to Join the Cast of New Venom Movie

Tom Hardy could have some new company in the upcoming Venom movie, as it's being reported that Woody Harrelson is in discussions to join the cast of Sony's movie about one of Spider-Man's most popular villains (or antihero, depending on how you view the character).

Word on Harrelson's potential involvement with Venom comes from Variety, who report that Harrelson would play a "henchman of sorts," although Sony has yet to officially comment on the casting.

Harrelson would join a cast that includes Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a man who becomes linked with an alien Symbiote that turns him into Venom, one of the ultimate villains in the Spider-Man universe. Although Venom and the Symbiote have a big influence on Spider-Man in the Marvel comic books, this film would take place outside of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, which includes the most recent appearance by the web-slinger in this year's Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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Woody Harrelson in talks to join Tom Hardy in Venom

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After Venom was woefully mishandled in Sam Raimi's Spider-man 3, fans have long been waiting for the popular character to receive his due on the big-screen. Their dreams may soon be answered as Venom already seems quite promising, despite not knowing a heck of a lot about it. Under the direction of Ruben Fleischer, principal photography on Venom got underway in October, but it's never too late... Read More...
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Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in ‘Venom’

Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in ‘Venom’
Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie.

Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing.

Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting.

Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) will write the script for “Venom,” with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing the movie, along with Amy Pascal. Palak Patel and Eric Fineman are overseeing the project for Columbia Pictures.

Since his inception in 1988, Venom has been one of “Spider-Man’s” most popular characters, making it a top priority for the studio to get the movie off the ground. Venom made his big-screen debut in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 3,” where he was portrayed by Topher Grace.

Throughout the history of Marvel Comics, Venom has appeared alongside Spider-Man, Iron Man, Deadpool, Hulk, and other major characters.

Harrelson has kept
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Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Gwen Stacy Audition Tape Leaks with a Twist?

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Gwen Stacy Audition Tape Leaks with a Twist?
It looks like another classic character from the world of Marvel Comics will join Tom Holland's Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. Some new information that has made its way online suggests that Sony, Marvel Studios and director Jon Watts are looking to cast a young actress to play Gwen Stacy in the Spider-Man sequel. However, it looks like they are going to bring this new version of the character to life with a pretty big twist.

Warning: possible spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Recently, an audition tape surfaced online, showing a French actress who goes by the name of Louna, auditioning for the role of Gwen Stacy. Looking at the tape, it's clear that director Jon Watts is going to shake things up. Gwen Stacy is typically a fair-skinned girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. If this tape is any indication, it looks like the McU version is
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Venom: Tom Hardy Teases Eddie Brock’s Apartment

If one thing is to be said about Spider-Man, it’s that not only does he have one of the richest rogues galleries Marvel has to offer, but in all of comics as well. Of course, there are those whom True Believers tend to favor over others, but none of us can deny the cult following that Venom has amassed over the years.

Bonded to an alien symbiote that helps in giving him such a badass look, this character has sometimes found himself portrayed as an anti-hero, a practice not uncommon whenever someone normally thought of as being “a bad guy” is the protagonist in a given narrative. Thus, we expect that to hold true with the feature film.

To date, Eddie Brock has appeared in only one previous movie, that being the 2007 mess that was Spider-Man 3. And even though he was shoehorned by the studio into Sam Raimi
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Hugh Jackman & Willem Dafoe Talk Superhero Movies: “A Whole Industry Has Grown Around Marvel And DC”

When it comes to superhero movies, Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe have seen it all. The former said farewell to Wolverine this year with “Logan,” one of the grittiest superhero movies ever made, and one that has already earned some awards season love. Meanwhile, Dafoe has seen it all, having already been through the circus with Sam Raimi‘s “Spider-Man” movies, and getting ready to make a splash in next year’s “Aquaman” (the scenes he filmed for “Justice League” were cut).

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Hugh Jackman & Willem Dafoe on how superhero films changed

David Crow Nov 30, 2017

In a new video, Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe consider how superhero movies have changed since X-Men and Spider-Man.

Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe were there at the beginning of superhero cinema in the 21st century. Before their respective debuts in the genre, 2000’s X-Men and 2002’s Spider-Man, superhero movies were still considered the tacky punchlines set-up by the likes of Batman & Robin. But after their two movies, a genre was reborn, and it has grown ever since—to the point of dominating Hollywood’s entire release calendar each fiscal year.

See related Justice League, Batman's Knightmare & the future of the Dceu

Yet as Jackman and Dafoe are both in contention for awards consideration this year (including for a superhero movie on Jackman’s part), they are now also having the opportunity to look back at how the times have changed since they helped crack this code some 15 years ago.
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Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe Discuss the Evolution of Superhero Films

Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe Discuss the Evolution of Superhero Films
DC and Marvel’s yearly superhero flicks may be all the rage now, but Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe were involved when the future of comic book movies was uncertain.

“When ‘Spider-Man’ was proposed to me originally it was like, ‘Really, you’re going to make a movie from a comic book?'” Dafoe, who played the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” and will appear in the upcoming “Aquaman,” said. “It was like I was slumming it, you know? I didn’t see it that way, but some people were like, ‘Really?'”

Dafoe said he believes that part of the success of the superhero film is its international appeal, saying that their “muscular” stories often have cross-cultural appeal and the set pieces are visually engaging enough to continue to draw in audiences around the globe.

Jackman added that superhero films have generally surpassed audience’s expectations. “Ten years ago I remember hearing people say, ‘I
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James Franco’s ‘Multiple Man’ Movie Set For Hard-r Rating

News broke last week that James Franco was set to star in his first superhero movie (since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man) as Jamie Madrox, aka Multiple Man, in a film of the same name. The film is set in the X-Men universe with their X-guru Simon Kinberg behind the project, and news reaches us today that the movie is set for a hard-r rating, very much like other X-Men-based movies Deadpool and Logan, both of which have done very well for 20th Century Fox. The actor had the following to say to The Hollywood Reporter about the Multiple Man rating and the project in general. Read on.

Multiple Man Rating Set For Hard-r

“Our bottom line Mo is, how can we push this into new ground? A little bit, but still make it entertaining? [But] what I love about what Simon Kinberg and Fox and the X-Men people have done with
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James Franco Confirms He’s Working On A Hard R-Rated X-Men Movie

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that James Franco was returning to the superhero genre – after playing Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy – to star in a new Fox project based around Jamie Madrox Aka Multiple Man. The film was said to be another spinoff of the X-Men franchise, following Deadpool, Logan and the upcoming New Mutants.

While talking with The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview, Franco was on hand to elaborate on the thinking behind the pic. Though he stopped short of confirming that he would be playing the titular character, his talk of working with producer Simon Kinberg and the X-Men movie team all but confirms it. He also revealed that the film would be another R-rated venture for the franchise.

“I do have a superhero that I am developing. I don’t know how much I can say. But I will say
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya | Written by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers | Directed by Jon Watts

Obviously, “Homecoming” has multiple meanings, not least of which is Spider-Man’s switch to the cool side of the Marvel fence, outside of Sony’s control. Makes sense. One could argue that the very DNA of the modern Marvel movie machine is based on what made Sam Raimi’s first two movies so successful: larger-than-life characters tackling real-world themes, with a lightness of touch that didn’t undermine the gravity of the drama. It’s a difficult balancing act; one which Marc Webb’s aborted reboot largely failed to replicate.

Today, Marvel is a blockbuster production line of Toyota-like efficiency, and part of its success lies in squeezing the authorship out of its directors. It was too much for Edgar Wright,
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Waxwork Records’ 2018 Subscription to Include Vinyl Scores of Dawn Of The Dead, Night Of The Living Dead, Get Out, and More

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For years they've given new life to the most memorable sounds and songs of horror cinema, but in 2018, Waxwork Records looks to outdo even their own scary high standards with an upcoming vinyl score release slate that honors George A. Romero and celebrates one of the most exciting new voices in horror.

Waxwork Records announced that their 2018 vinyl releases will include the scores for Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The ’Burbs, Drag Me to Hell, and Get Out. Artwork and specific release details have yet to be revealed, but all five vinyl releases are included in the 2018 Waxwork Records Subscription, which can be purchased for $250 in the Us (and $285 internationally) beginning Friday, November 24th. Read on for more details on Waxwork Records' essential and exciting 2018 releases, and keep an eye on their website for more updates.

From Waxwork Records: "Here’s what we have in store
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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package

Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s […]

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Morbius: what might his Spider-Man spin-off be like?

Rob Leane Nov 22, 2017

Morbius is the latest Spider-Man villain to line up a solo spin-off movie. Here are the basics about the character...

Long-time followers of the comic book movie news cycle will know that Spider-Man spin-off announcements are a fairly common occurrence. While The Amazing Spider-Man franchise was still going, fans were told to expect films focused on everything from the Sinister Six to Peter Parker’s Aunt May. Talk of a Venom-centric movie bubbled away for years, as well.

However, until Sony made a deal with Marvel Studios to share the Spider-Man licence, resulting in the iconic web-slinger’s indoctrination into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony’s spin-off ideas seemed to be just that: ideas, which never actually happened.

But now that Marvel is helping Sony with the Spidey character (Tom Holland’s web-head will next be seen in
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Fox Enlists Wonder Woman Scribe For Multiple Man Movie, James Franco To Star

In the latest round of throwing whatever you can at a wall and seeing what’ll stick, Fox is continuing to expand its ever-broadening X-Men film franchise with an installment that’ll no doubt come as a shock to many. Believe it or not, the latest mutant they intend shining the spotlight on is none other than Multiple Man.


Having been previously played by “McSteamy” himself, Eric Dane, back in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, the self-replicating mutant known to comic book readers as Jamie Madrox will now instead be played by James Franco, who had previously familiarized himself with the superhero film genre via Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Now, this may cause confusion for some, but do remember that recasting various characters has been on the table ever since the timeline was rewritten thanks to 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Also worth noting is that the
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James Franco Leaps Into X-Men Universe With ‘Multiple Man’

For the many hats James Franco wears — Oscar nominated actor, filmmaker, writer, producer, television star — blockbusters haven’t been part of his usual matrix of projects. Of course, he was in Sam Raimi‘s “Spider-Man” series, and popped up briefly in this summer’s “Alien: Covenant,” but now he’s getting right back into the superhero game. This time, with a character to call his own.

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Marvel’s Multiple Man is Getting a Movie, James Franco to Play the Self-Replicating X-Man

Marvel’s Multiple Man is Getting a Movie, James Franco to Play the Self-Replicating X-Man
James Franco made himself known to a generation of movie fans as Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy. Now, he’s returning to the Marvel comic book movie fold. A movie based on the X-Men character Multiple Man is in the works at 20th Century Fox and the Oscar-nominated actor is on board to […]

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James Franco on ‘The Disaster Artist’ and How He Conquered His Fear of Failure

James Franco on ‘The Disaster Artist’ and How He Conquered His Fear of Failure
James Franco is almost over the hill. On a recent Los Angeles afternoon, as he climbs up a steep path on a hike to Griffith Observatory, he starts ruminating about his life. “I realize, ‘James, you’re 40,’” says the actor, who is actually 39. “I have achieved all the things that I dreamed when I was younger. And realizing, ‘Oh, those things are not going to fill the hole.’” As he approaches this milestone, he says he’s not afraid to slow down and focus, after bouncing from one project to the next for most of his life: “Do fewer things, and do things that you really love, and give them the attention they deserve.”

For Franco, a constant state of frenzy has been a shield, to protect him from failure. “It was a defense mechanism,” he says. “If I do a lot of things and one of them comes out and people don’t like it, I’m
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