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With the release of The Dark Knight Rises and the completion of the Dark Knight Trilogy it had me thinking of where it falls when compared to other classic trilogies. Trilogies used to be reserved for a select few, but now everything has a trilogy. I mean Step Up had a trilogy…until they made another movie and now it’s a quadrilogy. To be fair there is a lot of plot in that series so four movies were absolutely necessary. In fact I’m quite surprised Step Up Revolutions wasn’t split up into two parts. That’s not to say that there aren’t any great ones out there, because there are quite a few and I hope to point out some of those today. I created a list of what I think are the best trilogies ever made. I considered a few things when making this list. »
- Dan Clark
When there is a movie based on a comic book, there is normally a game based on the movie. That trend is continuing, but unlike other adaptations, this one is Spider-Man and we should be excited!
Activision/Beenox has announced via Facebook and at Nycc that they are developing The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Developed by the studio that made the last 3 good Spider-Man games (including Shattered Dimensions!) the game will be much like the last as it is set in an open world enviroment. This time they are adding a new feature called "Hero Or Menace" which allows you to stop crime and become a better hero. Avoiding it too long will make the meter decline.
The game is based on Spidey "hunting Uncle Ben's Killer" and will follow much of the movies storyline, but will then lead off on its own. Seems pretty similar to what the previous title did. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dustin Spino)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2's tie-in game for current and next-gen consoles has been announced by Activision.
It offers an alternative storyline set alongside the upcoming movie, with new foes, old friends and the return of a free-roaming New York City seen in the first game.
A new 'Hero or Menace' system incentivises crime-fighting skills in the world and issues consequences for letting criminal activity happen.
It is in development by Beenox, the studio behind the original Amazing Spider-Man, Edge of Time and Shattered Dimensions.
"The first The Amazing Spider-Man game gave players their own beautifully animated, free-roaming city of Manhattan to traverse and explore - a playground of majestic scale in which to live out our common hero fantasies," said co-studio head Thomas Wilson.
"And the overwhelming message from fans was: 'More!' That's what our team is working toward with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - we're giving gamers more abilities, »
While at New York Comic-Con 2013, Activision and Marvel entertainment announced the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game, releasing the first teaser trailer.
From Beenox, the makers of the first The Amazing Spider-Man video game, this all-new third person action adventure will continue the story with an alternative take on The Amazing Spider-Man 2's events. Players will have an enhanced, free-roaming web-slinging experience through a greatly expanded New York City.
Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head of Beenox, had this to say about the game.
"The first The Amazing Spider-Man game gave players their own beautifully animated, free-roaming city of Manhattan to traverse and explore - a playground of majestic scale in which to live out our common hero fantasies. And the overwhelming message from fans was: 'More!' That's what our team is working toward with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - we're giving gamers more abilities, more upgrades, more challenges, »
Hello Nerdly readers, I should introduce myself, I’m Chris and I’m an al….wait. I’m Chris, 6’2, brown eyes…I like extreme bonda…wait. Forget it.
We’ve all seen buddy cop movies. The 80′s was full of them, from 48 hrs to Beverly Hills Cop…all the way down to, erm, Beverly Hills Cop 2? But seriously, there have been dozens of high profile cases of buddy cop flicks over the past few decades of cinema. Stakeout, Lethal Weapon, Bad Boys. It’s a well trodden path, but one that still brings in the customers.
The Heat stars Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Identity Thief) and Sandra Bullock (Speed 2) and follows a not unfamiliar plot about a “by-the-book” grumpy agent and a “down-to-earth” hard-ass cop from, »
- Chris Cummings
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a behind-the-scenes video from Dead in Tombstone, details on the Box of Dread, first poster for Proxy, All Cheerleaders Die premiere details, and much more:
Dead in Tombstone: “In celebration of the upcoming release of Dead in Tombstone on Blu-ray & DVD on 10/22, here’s the new bonus feature “Horses, Guns & Explosions,” Danny Trejo, director Roel Reine and producer Mike Elliott talk about the big explosions audiences will see in the upcoming film.
Danny Trejo (Machete), Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight) and Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) star in this unrated, action-packed battle for vengeance. As a ruthless gang overruns a small mining town, they murder their own leader, Guerrero Hernandez (Trejo), in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell, Guerrero finds himself confronted by »
- Tamika Jones
Bette Davis movies: TCM schedule on August 14 (photo: Bette Davis in ‘Dangerous,’ with Franchot Tone) See previous post: “Bette Davis Eyes: They’re Watching You Tonight.” 3:00 Am Parachute Jumper (1933). Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Claire Dodd, Harold Huber, Leo Carrillo, Thomas E. Jackson, Lyle Talbot, Leon Ames, Stanley Blystone, Reginald Barlow, George Chandler, Walter Brennan, Pat O’Malley, Paul Panzer, Nat Pendleton, Dewey Robinson, Tom Wilson, Sheila Terry. Bw-72 mins. 4:30 Am The Girl From 10th Avenue (1935). Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Bette Davis, Ian Hunter, Colin Clive, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Phillip Reed, Katharine Alexander, Helen Jerome Eddy, Bill Elliott, Edward McWade, André Cheron, Wedgwood Nowell, John Quillan, Mary Treen. Bw-69 mins. 6:00 Am Dangerous (1935). Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Dick Foran, Walter Walker, Richard Carle, George Irving, Pierre Watkin, Douglas Wood, »
- Andre Soares
It's weird to have grown up obsessing over Back to the Future and having to share my fascination with friends who couldn't have cared less about it-- I remember sending a postcard to my friend Andrea from Universal Studios' Back to the Future ride and thinking it was the greatest thing ever, while she never mentioned it. But today, thanks to the Internet and a generation of kids like me raised on VHS tapes, my Back to the Future obsession is reflected back at me everywhere I look. Like with this image, which compares the old age makeup in Back to the Future to how Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson and Crispin Glover have actually aged. A Reddit user posted it, and you can click to make the image even larger, and to marvel at just how well the makeup artists managed to age up the actors, making them »
News Simon Brew 9 Aug 2013 - 10:15
You don't need us to tell you that Crispin Glover was one of those who appeared in Back To The Future, but never returned for the sequels. Why? Well, depending on who you're talking to do, it had to do with money, Glover not wanting to do it, Robert Zemeckis not wanting him, difficult behaviour, or perhaps a dodgy horoscope. And a lawsuit. Who knows?
Glad you asked that actually, as Crispin Glover is clearly one of those who does know the answer, and he's been chatting to the Opie and Anthony Show to explain just why he never returned.
Before he got to that, he touched on the fact that he appeared in Back To The Future Part II without his consent, »
In the original "Back to the Future" film, director Robert Zemeckis had to make his actors look thirty years older since Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) travels back in time from 1985 to 1955. Since the original film was released almost thirty years ago, a Twitter user (HeyDanger) decided to compare what thirty years of aging looks like using make-up and what thirty years of aging looks like in real life. The below photos show shots of Lea Thompson, Thomas Wilson and Crispin Glover. And a bonus, we also have a comparison shot of Michael J. Fox as a 47-year-old from "Back to the Future 2" and what the actor really looked like at the age of 49. Check everything out below. Lea Thompson, Thomas Wilson, Crispin Glover: (click to enlarge) Michael J. Fox: (click to enlarge) »
Director: Paul Feig.
Running Time: 117 minutes.
Synopsis: Aiming to nab a promotion, the straight-laced Agent Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) must prove she’s a team player by pairing up with slovenly maverick cop Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) to bring down a highly elusive drug lord.
Paul Feig is up to his olds tricks again. This time the Bridesmaids director teams up go-to funny girl Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock for odd couple/buddy cop comedy, The Heat. 20th Century Fox is clearly confident, delaying the film’s original Spring release and holding out for a big summer box office return; a gambit that would appear to have paid off as the movie has performed well State-side and a sequel has already been announced.
The Heat, we are sad to say, is standard stuff. The film’s »
- Joe Upton
Comic-Con International has announced the Sunday programming lineup for the final day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on Sunday, July 21. You can clickHere for the full lineup, including comic book events, but we have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related panels for you right here. Take a look at what the final day of this convention has to offer.
10:00 Am - 11:00 Am Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer), and Mark Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producer Jeremy Carver (U.S. version of Being Human) return to Hall H to answer questions from the audience about what's in store for the ninth season of this exciting series. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from »
This year moviegoers finally felt the full force of a star that went supernova two years ago…a major comedy star named Melissa McCarthy. She had accumulated small roles in film and TV, but the surprise Summer smash of 2011, Bridesmaids, made everyone take notice, even Oscar (she was a Best Supporting Actress nominee), when she stole almost every scene. Since then Ms. McCarthy’s kept busy doing a CBS sitcom named “Mike and Molly” (and has nabbed an Emmy) and last Winter she had an all too brief cameo in This Is 40 (you have to stick around for the end credits which included several unused takes that are a wonder of improvisation). But now we’re finally getting her in showcase movie lead roles (besides a very funny cameo in the otherwise dreary recent The Hangover III). This past February she co-starred with Jason Bateman in the surprise box »
- Jim Batts
It’s not often that I’m honestly surprised by the quality of a film, but I’m going to start this review off on a positive note and say The Heat was a pleasantly riotous surprise in the form of a raunchier version of a Rizzoli & Isles type show. I’m not sure why I doubted director Paul Feig after scoring with his female version of The Hangover, Bridesmaids, but none of the trailers for this hard-r buddy-cop picture tickled my fancy in the slightest – even the profanity laced Red Band trailer. But none of that matters now, because I still have yet to locate my ass in the theater since I subsequently laughed it completely off.
If you’ve seen any “rough and tumble local police officer is forced to pair up with a straight-edge Federal Agent” comedy, then you’ll know exactly how this story goes. Sandra Bullock »
- Matt Donato
It's a weird feeling, watching a comedy and everyone around you is laughing much more than you are. Fortunately, The Heat isn't one of those comedies I felt any measure of overwhelming displeasure for, but I'm at a loss as to what was making everyone laugh so hard. When you describe a scene in which Melissa McCarthy stops a drug dealer from running away by hitting him in the back with a watermelon I guess it sounds a little funnier than it seemed while watching it, but is watermelon tossing really that funnyc The Heat serves as the female answer to Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell's The Other Guys, putting a gender twist on the buddy cop formula so familiarly found in the '80s with films such as 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon. The story focuses on FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and Boston detective Shannon Mullins (McCarthy »
- Brad Brevet
Give it up for Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. You'll never see them work harder at comedy than in "The Heat," a stumbling, aggressively loud and profane cop buddy picture where they struggle to wring "funny" out of a script that isn't.
Plot? It's more a collection of scenes that force the stars to riff and riff until something coarse and amusing comes out, topped by something else coarser and more amusing. Instructions must have read, "Sandy and Melissa go to a dance club, where Melissa hacks off chunks of Sandy's costume to make her 'sexy.'" Or "Melissa and Sandy get drunk in a bar and line dance."
Better still, "Our intrepid, mismatched 'buddies' are tied up by the bad guys and turn a simple leg stabbing into a comic escape attempt."
On Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, the title character will do just about anything to become a celebrity. MTV is hoping that the TV show will become famous as well -- or at least become a ratings hit. Will the series be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned!
Zach Stone airs on Thursday nights and there are 13 episodes. The TV show's cast includes Bo Burnham, Armen Weitzman, Caitlin Gerard, Cameron Palatas, Tom Wilson, Kari Coleman, Shelley Hennig, Robbie Amell, and Rory Scovel.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Update: The cable channel has cancelled Zach Stone after one season.
Update: MTV has shifted Zach Stone to 11pm which is outside of primetime. These ratings aren't readily available.
MTV has cancelled Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, their low-rated comedy, after one season of 12 episodes.
Zach Stone revolves around a young underachiever whose goal in life is to become famous. Starring Bo Burnham in the title role, the show also feature the talents of Armen Weitzman, Caitlin Gerard, Cameron Palatas, Tom Wilson, Kari Coleman, Shelley Hennig, Robbie Amell, and Rory Scovel.
Back on May 2nd, the comedy debuted to just 660,000 viewers. After the series fell to a low with episode six (334,000 viewers), MTV moved it out of primetime to 11pm. The numbers understandably got even worse.
The cable channel has chosen not to renew the series and will burn off the remaining episodes this week -- one tomorrow night and the final two on Saturday night. Burnham believes they are some of the best of the »
Ardent fans of the 1985 classic Back to The Future likely know that the movie was already in production with Eric Stoltz and Melora Hardin starring as Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker. When Michael J. Fox stepped in to replace Eric Stoltz, after the filmmakers felt he wasn't right for the part, Melora Hardin was also replaced by Claudia Wells, since producers felt Melora Hardin was too tall to star alongside Michael J. Fox. Filmmaker David Guy Levy has created a six-issue digital comic series entitled Back to Back to the Future, where Melora Hardin and Back to The Future writer Bob Gale travel back in time themselves, to ensure that both Eric Stoltz and Melora Hardin stay on the film. Today we have a featurette with the comic book creator explaining to the Young Storytellers Foundation why he chose to make this intriguing digital comic series, and you can also »
Mondo is excited to unveil a collectible full size poster for The Heat from artist The Dude Designs. The explosive piece of art will be available for free at 10pm opening night showtimes of The Heat on June 27 at Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country, while supplies last. From director Paul Feig (Zombie High), The Heat stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
(*Look closely for a special Paul Feig cameo in the art!)
Paul Feig had this to say about the poster design.
"I am a huge fan of the work Mondo does so I was really pushing for them to do a poster for The Heat. When they sent me their take I cracked up as they really nailed it."
Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael continued.
"Everything Paul Feig touches is amazing, so we were incredibly excited when he reached out to us and asked us if we wanted »
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