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Jurassic Park 4: the versions that never were

27 June 2016 5:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Since life finds a way, Jurassic Park 4 was eventually made under the title Jurassic World. But many ideas floated around beforehand...

Although Jurassic Park III made less money than The Lost World: Jurassic Park - which itself had made less money than the original Jurassic Park - there was never much doubt that Universal wanted another dino-stuffed movie from Steven Spielberg's Michael Crichton-inspired film franchise. The problem was working out exactly how to do this, after the sequels had failed to live up to the financial success and audience adoration of the first film.

Eventually, we got the box office-smashing Jurassic World and Chris Pratt in a natty waistcoat. But before that, tonnes of ideas came and went as Universal attempted to nail down the best way to resurrect the series without the help of ancient mosquituoes...

Early ideas stage

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Gods Of Egypt Review

19 June 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The career trajectory of Alex Proyas is one that personally fills me with great sorrow, having lapped up his early work with glee. Breaking into the Hollywood mainstream with The Crow, and then immediately following that up with the weird and wonderful Dark City, the Australian director proved to be an endlessly inventive talent with an eye for wholly unique visuals. Then Knowing saw all the good will he had garnered come crashing down with a tornado of preposterous storytelling, muddy science, and Nic Cage going full Nic Cage. He hasn’t been seen or heard of for seven years, and now he makes his come back with Gods of Egypt, a wannabe epic fantasy that got off to the wrong foot that whitewashed a cast of Egyptian deities with the likes of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, and Geoffrey Rush. That proved to be the last of it’s worries though, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Movie Review – Gods of Egypt (2016)

18 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gods of Egypt, 2016.

Directed by Alex Proyas.

Starring Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Courtney Eaton, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Rufus Sewell, and Geoffrey Rush.

Synopsis:

Ancient Egypt, a world where the Gods live among mortals. Osiris, King of all Egypt, prepares to crown his dutiful son Horus as his successor, but doesn’t count on his power hungry brother Set challenging for the throne…

Given the gap between its Us and UK theatrical release, us across the Pond have been preparing ourselves for a stinker of enormous proportions with Gods of Egypt. It’s generated more conversation than many films given claims of whitewashing when it comes to casting its ancient Egyptian heroes, which Alex Proyas and studio Lionsgate apologised for–anticipating the backlash–and largely blamed on the practicalities of not just a dearth of appropriate Egyptian actors but equally the necessity of the box office draw of its stars. »

- Tony Black

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Gods Of Egypt review

17 June 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Gerard Butler shouts and transforms into a robot in Alex Proyas’ fantasy Gods Of Egypt. Ryan reviews a screamingly odd film...

Ancient Egypt - a land of pyramids, colossal statues and unconvincing scorpions. Did you know that, in the time of the pharoahs, gods lived among ordinary mortals and could transform into huge, fire-spouting robots? Director Alex ProyasGods Of Egypt may have been demolished by critics when it appeared in the Us earlier this year, but it’s certainly educational.

Proyas previously brought us such dark and moody delights as The Crow and Dark City, but Gods Of Egypt is completely unlike anything he’s made before. It’s big, it’s camp, it’s awash with CGI which varies in quality from shot to shot. In style and tone, it belongs in that same odd category of action fantasy films as Louis Leterrier’s Clash Of The Titans »

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Gods of Egypt review – bizarre fantasy loses its way among the digital crowds

16 June 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Alex Proyas’s pec-strewn ancient vision powers up with absurdity then falls to earth with flimsiness

The Wachowskis’ barking sci-fi adventure Jupiter Ascending recently showed that there is still a market for a folie de grandeur B-movie ready to high jump over the top, powered upwards by its own silliness. Alex Proyas’s bizarre fantasy of ancient Egypt is another such – or almost – flimsy contraption of digital crowd scenes, actors in singlets revealing pecs and thighs and very, very ridiculous ancient-Egyptian-god-type hats. It’s initially fuelled with its own absurdity, like an ecologically unsafe type of diesel. But there is a falling off after half an hour or so. Geoffrey Rush is in it, playing the Sun God Ra, and on the arrival of a visitor at what appears to be his Fortress of Solitude in space, he says crisply: “When a bird lands on my boat I kill it before it can shit” – a skill he is not called upon to prove. Down in the mortal world, the treacherous god-king Set (Gerald Butler) usurps his brother Osiris (Bryan Brown) and rightful heir to the throne Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in front of a stunned crowd at the coronation, and begins an illegitimate rule. But cheeky young mortal Bek (Brenton Thwaites) may be the guy to restore Horus to his rightful place. The camera position occasionally reveals some Hobbity height-disparity between gods and humans.

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- Peter Bradshaw

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Gods of Egypt Review

16 June 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

  Alex Proyas’ latest production, the accidentally kitsch, historical blockbuster Gods of Egypt begins with petty thief – and mortal – Bek (Brenton Thwaites), stealing a dress for his girlfriend Zaya (Courtney Eaton) for the coronation of King, and God, Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). However the ceremony is abruptly halted by the latter’s uncle Set (Gerard […]

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- Stefan Pape

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Contest: Win Gods Of Egypt Blu-Ray

3 June 2016 9:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It might not have done too well commercially or critically, but there’s still something to be said for the spectacle that is Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt. With big, loud visuals, some entertaining set pieces and Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau squaring off against one another as Egyptian gods, the film is, at the very least, mindless entertainment that’s more or less harmless.

In honor of its recent Blu-ray release, We Got This Covered is giving away one copy to a lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning, simply subscribe to our brand new push notification system here (please note, this is only available in Google Chrome/Firefox and on Desktop/Android devices at the moment).

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- Mark Cassidy

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May 31st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Venom

30 May 2016 7:38 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The month of May’s home entertainment releases are ending on a strong note, especially if you’re a purveyor of cult cinema. This week boasts an incredible selection of classic films resurrected on high definition including Blood Bath, Venom, The Terror, Psychic Killer and a 12-movie collection from Film Chest.

Sony Home Entertainment is releasing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on various formats on May 31st and, for those of you who may have missed it in theaters, Alex ProyasGods of Egypt is also coming home this Tuesday as well.

Blood Bath: 2-Disc Limited Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

The films of Roger Corman are often as well-known for their behind-the-scenes stories as they are the ones unfolding on the screen. He famously made Little Shop of Horrors in just two days using sets left over from A Bucket of Blood and shot The Terror over »

- Heather Wixson

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Gods Of Egypt Blu-Ray Review

30 May 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Oddly enough, Alex Proyas’s Gods of Egypt is not a bad idea on paper. There have been plenty of weird, kitschy films about Greek gods and Roman gods, as well as Judeo-Christian stories, but the well of Egyptian deities has (in Western film at least) been left largely untapped. That’s unfortunate, because the Egyptians have a rich and complex mythology. Which is why it’s such a shame that Gods of Egypt, hitting Blu-Ray this week, fails as massively – indeed, epically – as it does.

The plot revolves around thief and pretty boy Bek (Brenton Thwaites), who attends the coronation of Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), the god of the air, taking over godhead duties from his father Osiris (Bryan Brown). But things go wrong when Set (Gerard Butler), the god of the desert, pops up, kills Osiris and blinds Horus, sending him off into the desert to die. A year later, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Gods of Egypt movie review: those whom the gods wish to punish, they force to watch this movie

28 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Hilariously, casting white Westerners as mortals and deities of the ancient Nile is the least offensive thing about this crime against goofball cinema. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of director Alex Proyas

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

No, this is the other movie that whitewashes ancient Egypt, after Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings in late 2014. (As Oscar Wilde might have said, one such movie is unfortunate. Two seems like crassness.) Hilariously, however, casting white Westerners as mortals and deities of the Nile is the least offensive thing about Gods of Egypt. I mean, sure, that’s bad. But for a movie such as this, so clearly aimed at high cheese, to take two gorgeous brutes such as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gerard Butler, get them half naked, set them to sweaty wrestling, and then render that this boring? »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Gods of Egypt’s Home Release Concept Art Revisits Classic Mythology

28 May 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The survival of mankind hangs in the balance, as the classic mythology of Egypt is brought to life. Little before-seen concept art for the fantasy film, ‘Gods of Egypt,’ is showing that battle for endurance, as the drama is gearing up for its home release. The action movie is now available on Digital HD, and is also set to be released on Ultra 4K, 3D Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, May 31. The adventure movie stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush. ‘Gods of Egypt’ was directed by ‘The Crow’ and ‘I, Robot’ helmer, Alex Proyas, and was written by Matt  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Gods of Egypt Preview Examines Horus' Costume | Exclusive

26 May 2016 2:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before returning to Westeros as Jaime Lannister last month on Game of Thrones, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau took on another epic story by starring in the action-packed Gods of Egypt. In case you missed it in theaters, Gods of Egypt is currently available on Digital HD formats, before debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 31. To get fans ready for this release, we have an exclusive preview which showcases the elaborate costumes Nikolaj Coster Waldau had to wear as Horus.

After starring in Game of Thrones for the past six seasons, the actor is surely used to a number of elaborate wardrobe changes, but in Gods of Egypt, his Horus had two distinct costumes. The first is an entirely regal outfit, which he wears during a coronation. Nikolaj Coster Waldau revealed that the simple act of wearing this costume helped him get into character, while later on in the film, he has a more simple costume, »

- MovieWeb

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'X-Men': 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Marvel's Mutants

24 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At this point in its run, the X-Men franchise must be imbibing a little of Wolverine's healing factor.

These movies have been a fixture since the original "X-Men" exploded onto the scene in 2000. They've weathered every misstep and survived the rise of Marvel Studios and the Avengers. And now "X-Men: Apocalypse" is here to introduce a whole new wave of mutant heroes and the biggest, baddest X-Men villain of them all.

To celebrate this big release, we're looking back at the five core "X-Men" movies released so far and explore some of the interesting trivia and hidden cameos you might not know about.

'X-Men' (2000)

1. Hugh Jackman wasn't the first choice to play Wolverine. Actor Dougray Scott was originally cast in the role, but he dropped out because of a conflict with the filming of "Mission: Impossible II." We imagine he regretted that decision later.

2. Joss Whedon penned a rewrite of the screenplay. »

- Jesse Schedeen

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Gods Of Egypt Bleed Gold on Blu-ray and DVD May 31st

23 May 2016 8:59 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I tore the wings off my wife. Imagine what I’ll do to You!”

The ultimate struggle to rule the world begins when Gods of Egypt arrives on Digital HD on May 17 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), 3D Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD), Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand May 31 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate Company. Directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot), written by Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter) & Burk Sharpless (The Last Witch Hunter), and featuring stunning visual effects and production design, Gods of Egypt stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) with Gerard Butler (London Has Fallen) and Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, Shine, 1996).

The ultimate battle between good and evil threatens to destroy all creation in this epic fantasy-adventure bursting with spectacular action and amazing special effects. »

- Tom Stockman

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New to Streaming: ‘Embrace of the Serpent,’ ‘The Mermaid,’ ‘Triple 9,’ and More

20 May 2016 9:54 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra)

With its focus on the effects of exploration by white men on foreign lands, Ciro Guerra’s Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent will inevitably be compared to Werner Herzog’s stories of savage nature, and while Guerra is investigating some of Herzog’s most well trodden themes, the chaos of man exists in the background, while the unspoiled sit front and center here. »

- TFS Staff

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Daily | Jodorowsky, Cassavetes, Preminger

9 May 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Featured in today's roundup are an interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose Endless Poetry premieres in Cannes on Saturday, Jonathan Rosenbaum on John Cassavetes, new pieces in Bright Lights on Béla Tarr, Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch as well as on Alex Proyas’s I, Robot and Howard Hawks's The Big Sleep, an Otto Preminger series in New York, work by the late Antonia Bird in London, Joanna Hogg in Cambridge, a video essay on Jacques Rivette, an interview with Whit Stillman—and remembering Isao Tomita. » - David Hudson »

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Why Max Landis is wrong about Scarlett Johansson's 'whitewashed' Ghost in the Shell remake

18 April 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Box office failure for Pan, Gods of Egypt, The Lone Ranger and Aloha really should have taught Hollywood that race-swapping is never the answer – no matter how big the star involved

Are we supposed to have sympathy for the Hollywood screenwriter Max Landis after he was accused of defending Scarlett Johansson’s casting in the upcoming live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell? Well, perhaps a little bit. Landis, with his impromptu YouTube “vlog”, was merely trying to explain the twisted thinking that goes on when studios make the decision to “whitewash” famous roles, the clink-clank of Hollywood machinery that over the past year has given us Johansson as Major Kusanagi, Scotsman Gerard Butler as the Egyptian deity Set (in Alex ProyasGods of Egypt) and Rooney Mara as Native American princess Tiger Lily (in Joe Wright’s Pan).

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- Ben Child

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Why Max Landis is wrong about Scarlett Johansson's 'whitewashed' Ghost in the Shell remake

18 April 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Box office failure for Pan, Gods of Egypt, The Lone Ranger and Aloha really should have taught Hollywood that race-swapping is never the answer – no matter how big the star involved

Are we supposed to have sympathy for the Hollywood screenwriter Max Landis after he was accused of defending Scarlett Johansson’s casting in the upcoming live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell? Well, perhaps a little bit. Landis, with his impromptu YouTube “vlog”, was merely trying to explain the twisted thinking that goes on when studios make the decision to “whitewash” famous roles, the clink-clank of Hollywood machinery that over the past year has given us Johansson as Major Kusanagi, Scotsman Gerard Butler as the Egyptian deity Set (in Alex ProyasGods of Egypt) and Rooney Mara as Native American princess Tiger Lily (in Joe Wright’s Pan).

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- Ben Child

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Studio Reportedly Tested VFX To Make Scarlett Johansson Appear More Asian In 'Ghost In The Shell'

15 April 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This week, the first look at Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming live action anime adaptation "Ghost In The Shell" arrived, and it has fuelled a firestorm of controversy. The casting of Johansson already caused concern that Hollywood was "whitewashing" Mamoru Oshii's movie, and those worries multiplied with the first look. And Paramount and DreamWorks aren't out of hot water just yet. ScreenCrush is reporting that according to their sources, the studios tested VFX that would make that would allow filmmakers to "shift her ethnicity" in post-production toward something more Asian. Given the ongoing conversation around diversity in cinema, no to mention how poorly received the casting of the recent "Gods Of Egypt" was received (to the point where Lionsgate and director Alex Proyas apologized months before the film was released), the lack of awareness by the studio is a bit galling. However, in a statement issued by Paramount, they stress it. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Gods of Egypt Makes Quick Trip to Home Video

7 April 2016 1:46 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Santa Monica, CA (April 5, 2016) – The ultimate struggle to rule the world begins when Gods of Egypt arrives on Digital HD on May 17 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), 3D Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD), Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand May 31 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate Company. Directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot), written by Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter) & Burk Sharpless (The Last Witch Hunter), and featuring stunning visual effects and production design, Gods of Egypt stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) with Gerard Butler (London Has Fallen) and Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, Shine, 1996).

The ultimate battle between good and evil threatens to destroy all creation in this epic fantasy-adventure bursting with spectacular action and amazing special effects. Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau star as rival gods Set and Horus, »

- ComicMix Staff

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