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Movie of the Year: The Avengers

31 December 2012 7:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“That’s my secret, Cap: I’m always angry.” In the middle of 2008, director Christopher Nolan created a pivot point for superhero movies. Because up to the point when Heath Ledger’s Joker said, “How about a magic trick?” in The Dark Knight, movies based upon comic books had been going in the more colorful direction set forth by directors like Bryan Singer and Sam Raimi. Nolan’s Dark Knight (and the film that preceded it) changed things. And ever since, anyone with the rights to a comic book movie has been trying to capture that same gritty feel, that same realism. Thankfully, the folks at Marvel, who also scored in 2008 with Iron Man, thew that notion out the window. You see, around the same time that Nolan was booting up Batman for Warner Bros. and DC, Marvel was beginning its own journey as a stand-alone studio with a very specific kind of plan. A »

- Neil Miller

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See The Full "Munsters" Reboot "Mockingbird Lane"

30 December 2012 12:11 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From VancouerFilm.Net, Sneak Peek the complete TV pilot of NBC's now cancelled, 2012 dark comedy,"Mockingbird Lane", rebooting "The Munsters" 1960's TV series, with modern VFX.

"...in 'Mockingbird Lane', sweet little 'Eddie Munster' (Mason Cook) is a normal kid about to enter the horrors of puberty. Truth is, he's about to discover that for him becoming a teenager means growing hair in truly unexpected places -- as in all over his body -- every time the moon is full! Eddie's got it pretty good though. His loving, supportive, run-of-the-mill family includes his mom 'Lily' (Portia de Rossi), the daughter of 'Dracula', his dad 'Herman' (Jerry O'Connell), who brings new meaning to 'Frankenstein' and 'Grandpa(Eddie Izzard), who would give Dracula a run for his money if he weren't actually Dracula! Of course then there's creepy cousin 'Marilyn' (Charity Wakefield), who's really the odd one because she's so completely normal. »

- M. Stevens

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NBC Passes on Bryan Fuller’s ‘Mockingbird Lane’

29 December 2012 8:50 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller’s Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane has been sitting on the chopping block, even before NBC aired the pilot as a special this past Halloween. But, as the saying goes, hope springs eternal and a number of die-hard fans (searching for more Daisies-esque dark whimsy) have kept their fingers crossed that Fuller’s re-imagining will get additional episodes.

The pilot earning generally decent, though not always ecstatic, reviews (read our critique) – and attracting 5.4 million viewers during its initial airing – was enough to keep the fire burning… until now.

NBC has formally passed on bringing The Munsters clan back to the small screen, after taking several weeks (officially, that is) to weigh such pros against the cons. The latter includes the $10 million price tag of director Bryan Singer’s pilot; not to ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Season's Greetings and a look ahead to the films of 2013

29 December 2012 1:16 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past twelve months.

We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2012" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2013's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (roughly sorted in order of arrival)...

Gangster Squad (dir. Ruben Fleischer) - trailer here

Stand Up Guys (dir. Fisher Stevens)

Broken City (dir. Allen Hughes)

The Last Stand (dir. Kim Jee-Woon) - trailer here

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters (dir. Tommy Wirkola) - trailer here

Movie 43 (dir. Virtually Everyone in Hollywood) - trailer here

Parker (dir. Taylor Hackford)

Bullet the the Head (dir. »

- flickeringmyth

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"Mockingbird Lane" Officially Dead At NBC

28 December 2012 8:31 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bryan Fuller, creator/executive producer of NBC’s "Munsters" reboot "Mockingbird Lane," says the project is now officially dead.

He revealed on Twitter the other day: "I tweet with a heavy heart. NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support."

Work on the project began two years ago and, after some delays, a $10 million pilot episode was shot in June with Bryan Singer directing.

Though visually stunning, the network didn't think the concept worked. To offset the cost, they aired it as a Halloween special in October where it pulled in an average 5.4 million total viewers.

Further scripts were written, but now the NBC heads have made the final decision not to proceed. Fuller will now turn his attentions to other projects, including the currently filming straight-to-series "Hannibal" on the same network. »

- Garth Franklin

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"Mockingbird Lane" Officially Dead At NBC

28 December 2012 8:31 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bryan Fuller, creator/executive producer of NBC’s "Munsters" reboot "Mockingbird Lane," says the project is now officially dead.

He revealed on Twitter the other day: "I tweet with a heavy heart. NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support."

Work on the project began two years ago and, after some delays, a $10 million pilot episode was shot in June with Bryan Singer directing.

Though visually stunning, the network didn't think the concept worked. To offset the cost, they aired it as a Halloween special in October where it pulled in an average 5.4 million total viewers.

Further scripts were written, but now the NBC heads have made the final decision not to proceed. Fuller will now turn his attentions to other projects, including the currently filming straight-to-series "Hannibal" on the same network. »

- Garth Franklin

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Happy 90th Birthday, Stan Lee!

28 December 2012 4:39 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Spider-Man. Hulk. Iron Man. Thor. X-Men. Fantastic Four. The Avengers! The man who created or co-created all these legendary Marvel Comics superheroes – and pretty much helped to shape the comic books we love today -- turns 90 years young today. Happy Birthday, Stan Lee!

Pics: Film's Sexiest Superheroes!

Born Stanley Lieber on December 28, 1922 and raised in the Bronx, NY, Lee started out as a comics proofreader before he and creative partner Jack Kirby started to conjure up epic superheroes for Timely Comics in New York, which would evolve into Marvel Comics by the 1960s.

Tasked with creating a team of superheroes in the late '50s to compete with the likes of DC Comics' Justice League of America (comprised of Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and more), Lee first envisioned The Fantastic Four – a group of everyday people who were vaulted into the superhero arena with a little help from a massive dose of Gamma Rays, but »

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Professor Xs James McAvoy & Patrick Stewart Talk ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

28 December 2012 10:38 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

With The Wolverine in post-production for release next summer and X-Men: Days of Future Past preparing to begin shooting in the spring (possibly in 3D and 48fps), we’re beginning to learn more and more about each project from the talent involved.

Hugh Jackman just confirmed an X-Men character will be making a cameo appearance in The Wolverine, and Bryan Singer revealed Jackman will reprise the role for Days of Future Past. Now, both James McAvoy and Sir Patrick Stewart are being questioned about their return as the young and old Professor X in the next mutant team-up epic as well.

When we chatted with McAvoy early last year, well before X-Men: First Class released, we inquired about the transition between his portrayal as a young Charles Xavier with a full head ...

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- Rob Keyes

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The Twilight Zone Podcast with Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen

28 December 2012 9:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For the last couple of years, The Twilight Zone Podcast host Tom Elliot has been taking his listeners through the fifth dimension episode by episode. But for this year's Christmas special, he was joined by The Night Gallery Podcast host Chris Brown and Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen to discuss the 1983 big screen adaptation.

Bringing together the directorial skills of Steven Spielberg, George Miller, John Landis and Joe Dante, Twilight Zone: The Movie was an interesting experiment that has been met with mixed feelings in terms of critical reception but will forever be tainted by the tragic on-set death of Vic Morrow and child actors Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen.

In the podcast, Tom, Chris and Luke discuss the movie segment by segment as well as the possibilities of a new film and the announcement of Bryan Singer's new Twilight Zone TV show.

The episode can »

- luke-o

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Mockingbird Lane Officially Canceled

28 December 2012 8:36 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While this should come as no surprise to most readers, we wanted to pass along the word that The Munsters reboot TV series has been officially canceled. Series creator Bryan Fuller made the announcement on Twitter last night: “I tweet with a heavy heart. NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.”

The cancellation was looking likely after NBC decided to air the pilot as a Halloween TV special and not as the first episode of a brand new series. The episode aired on October 26th, and there was a slim chance that ratings or audience reaction would change NBC’s mind, but obviously it didn’t perform well enough to merit additional episodes. It is said that NBC spent around $10 million to develop the project.

For those that missed the pilot, it was directed by Bryan Singer and starred Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster, »

- Jonathan James

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The Death Of Mockingbird Lane

28 December 2012 8:17 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Say what? Another NBC series bites the dust before audiences even taste a single episode. There will be no Mockingbird Lane, my friends. Shall we have a moment of silence?

In case you missed it Mockingbird Lane was the buzz worthy Munsters reboot. I thought the cast was shaping up to be pretty cool, as was the promo art. I’m surprised by this turn of events. Had NBC picked up the series, Jerry O’Connell would have played Herman Munster and Portia de Rossi would have acted as his wife, Lily. Charity Wakefield was cast as Marilyn Munster, Lilly’s niece, who is pretty normal, and therefore a black sheep in the family. Mason Cook would have played Eddie Munster, the werewolf, with Eddie Izzard as Grandpa.

The bad news came from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, when creator and executive producer, Mr. Bryan Fuller Tweeted. He said, »

- Sasha Nova

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Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy talk X-Men: Days of Future Past

28 December 2012 12:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With pre-production now well underway on X-Men: Days of Future Past, we're starting to get an idea of which X-Men veterans will be appearing alongside their younger counterparts from Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class when director Bryan Singer brings Fox's two X-Men timelines together in 2014. One character we'll be seeing plenty of is that of Professor Charles Xavier, with Patrick Stewart set to reprise his role from the original X-Men trilogy alongside First Class' James McAvoy, and over the past few days both actors have been talking about getting back into the wheelchair for the forthcoming sequel:

"I’m very happy to report that Bryan Singer is coming back to direct the movie. I’m very happy that my lovely friend Ian McKellen [Magneto] is going to be with me," Stewart told Hero Complex, officially confirming his involvement after previously suggesting that Singer had jumped the gun by announcing his casting. »

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NBC’s ‘Mockingbird Lane’ Officially Dead

27 December 2012 9:54 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

It’s officially over for NBC’s Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane. The project’s creator/executive producer Bryan Fuller made the announcement earlier today on Twitter. “I tweet with a heavy heart,” he wrote. “NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.” This marks the end of Mockingbird Lane‘s two-year journey. The project was originally developed by NBC’s previous regime during the 2010-11 cycle. Fuller’s script was one of very few Bob Greenblatt kept in play when he took over the network in January 2011. It was redeveloped and, in November 2011, it was ordered to pilot, which was subsequently rolled to June because of difficulties with casting. The pilot landed Bryan Singer as director and eventually assembled a cast led by Jerry O’Connell as family patriarch Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as his wife Lily, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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James McAvoy Teases a Bald Professor X in X-Men: Days of Future Past

27 December 2012 9:10 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James McAvoy will return as Professor Xavier in X-Men: Days of Future Past, reprising his role from last year's X-Men: First Class. The actor recently spoke about when Professor X will go bald, although it isn't clear if that will happen in this upcoming sequel.

"[Screenwriter] Simon Kinbergand I had a chat about it and we came up with a whole bunch of ideas about how, why and where he might go bald. It's got to be linked to the plot though. In the comics, he lost his hair as soon as his powers awakened, and we clearly didn't follow the source material. It can't just be that he looks in the mirror at the end of the film and goes 'Oh [frick], I'm losing my hair'. Although that could be quite funny with all this shit going on... he goes 'Arge, I'm really stressed...'"

He also spoke about the humor in X-Men: First Class, »

- MovieWeb

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'Les Misérables' star Hugh Jackman: 'I owe my career to Russell Crowe'

27 December 2012 9:05 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hugh Jackman has said that he owes his movie career to Russell Crowe. The Australian actor told The Graham Norton Show that he was grateful his countryman Crowe rejected the part of Wolverine in Bryan Singer's X-Men adaptation. "We are great mates and I actually owe my career to him because he turned down Wolverine," he explained. Jackman reprised the role in sequels X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, as well as spinoff X-Men Origins: Wolverine and an uncredited cameo in last year's Matthew Vaughn-helmed prequel X-Men: First Class. The actor had previously revealed (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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James McAvoy Talks X-men: Days Of Future Past

26 December 2012 11:00 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

As Patrick Stewart is “greatly looking forward” to reprising his respective role as the modern-day Professor Charles Xavier, Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past will overtly also see the First Class period iteration of the character, played by James McAvoy. The Scottish actor recently spoke with Total Film in their latest mag’ issue, where he modestly discussed the 2014 sequel. “I thought the biggest thing that X-Men: First Class gave the franchise was a real palpable sense of humor that wasn’t just for a couple of moments,” McAvoy admits. “It was running through the thing. And I hope that continues. I don’t know how easy it will be for me to be a part of that as my character’s going to be in a pretty fucked up place. It’s a shame because I like the fact that Charles Xavier was witty and funny and a »

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Patrick Stewart Is 'Greatly Looking Foward' To 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

26 December 2012 7:36 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

Patrick Stewart left us a little bit nervous recently when he said he wasn't signed for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" just yet. But in a new interview, the once and future Professor Charles Xavier shed some new details confirming that, yes, he'll be back as the world's most powerful telepath in Bryan Singer's next X-film.

"I’m very happy to report that Bryan Singer is coming back to direct the movie," the actor told Hero Complex in a recent interview. "I'm very happy that my lovely friend Ian McKellen is going to be with me."

"I don’t know anyone else who is to be involved in the project. Maybe it’s just the two of us!" he added. "That would be a movie! Magneto and Xavier’s conversations…"

Beyond those details, however, Stewart knows nothing. "Maybe once the holidays are over, more information will begin to come through. »

- Josh Wigler

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Hugh Jackman confirms that The Wolverine will feature an X-Men cameo

26 December 2012 1:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an interview with Parade about his latest film Les Misérables, Hugh Jackman took a moment to discuss his next appearance as the adamantium-clawed Logan in July's The Wolverine, explaining how the film ties in to Fox's wider X-Men universe, as well as confirming the rumour that he won't be the only X-Man to make an appearance in the James Mangold-directed solo sequel.

"You want me to get into trouble, don't you?" replied Jackman when asked to provide a scoop on The Wolverine. "Okay, the movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him. And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it."

Back in October it was reported that Famke Janssen had flown out to »

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The Best Movie Trailers of 2012

25 December 2012 8:12 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

An effective trailer can do wonders for a film. For every movie that is guaranteed to have an audience, there are many more that need to build their own buzz, and there’s no faster way to do that than with a good trailer. A well made trailer can turn a monster movie from a first-time director starring a bunch of then-unknowns into the most-buzzed about movie for weeks, while a poor trailer can doom a movie right from the start. Every year sees some trailers that, independent of the film they’re promoting, capture one’s attention, and make people keep returning to them. Here are the trailers of 2012 that were able to do that best.

 

30) The Avengers

The sheer impossibility of conceiving of a large screen movie about a team of Marvel superheroes even 15 years ago cannot be understated. While the technology needed to adequately show their true might may have been present, »

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Jack The Giant Slayer Debuts 10 New Stills & Behind-the-Scenes Photos

25 December 2012 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The upcoming fairy tale adaption from Warner Brothers and acclaimed filmmaker Bryan Singer stars Nicholas Hoult in the title role alongside Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Eleanor Tomlinson. Jack The Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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