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‘The Legend of Kung-Fu Rabbit’ DVD Review

25 July 2014 3:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jon Heder, Tom Arnold, Rebecca Black, Michael Clarke Duncan, Claire Geare | Written by Melanie Simka, Mychal Simka | Directed by Lijun Sun

You only have to walk into the home entertainment section of any supermarket in the UK to see the shelves clogged up with numerous straight to DVD animated movies – many of which walk the fine line between “based on the same fairy tale” to “complete rip-off of a recent theatrical release”. In the case of The Legend of Kung-Fu Rabbit we’re sitting squarely in the latter camp. Only it’s arrived on DVD a mere three years too late…

Originally released in 2011 but only now seeing the light of day here in the UK, The Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit is actually a Chinese animated movie, Tu Xia Chuan Qi, which has been re-titled and re-voiced for Western audiences. The film tells the story of Fu, an overweight rabbit chef, »

- Phil Wheat

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New TV Spot ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’

22 July 2014 1:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Comic-book movies have mostly focused on the superhero world as of late, but in the early 2000s Hollywood was taking bigger chances on darker and more independent comics such as Road To Perdition, Ghost World and arguably the biggest of the bunch, Frank Miller’s Sin City. As a twisted anthology of noir tales set in the fictional Basin City, it gave us a cruel and violent world which brought the comic to life via the use of excessive green screen, allowing director’s Miller and Robert Rodriguez to stunningly recreate the graphic novels.

This latest TV spot seems to try and convince us of a more heroic feel with the line “When outlaws become heroes.” The big stars of the original’s impressive cast return with  few changes, the late Michael Clarke Duncan and the pregnant Devon Aoki are absent while Michael Madsen and Clive Owen have been replaced »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Watch the 'Green Lantern' Honest Trailer

15 July 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Remember when it was announced Warner Bros. was already working on a Green Lantern sequel before the first film even hit theatersc Then remember how it had an end credit sequence that made no logical sense based on the narrative of the film itselfc Well, if you forgot about what a mess the film was the boys at Screen Junkies have a new honest trailer, this time taking a look at Martin Campbell's mess of a film just as DC and Warner Bros. are working on kicking off a whole new Justice League franchise beginning with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. Green Lantern starred Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Mark Strong and the voices of Geoffrey Rush and Michael Clarke Duncan. The film was reportedly budgeted at $200 million and only pulled in $219.8 million worldwide... not a good result. Check out the honest trailer below. »

- Brad Brevet

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Tom Hanks is 58 Today. Is He Underrated as a Comedy Star?

9 July 2014 5:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tom Hanks, one of the great actors and certainly my favorite star of Justin Bieber's Instagram, turns 58 today. Let's celebrate by considering a deep thought: Is it possible that Tom Hanks is underrated as a funny performer? We know he won Oscars for "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump," but so much of his filmography is quirkier and funnier than those classics. Does he deserve more credit for making us laugh? Let's take a look at a few clips to think about it. Exhibit A: He recreated the rap from "Big" on Jonathan Ross' show, and it went over really well.  Exhibit B: He has a surefire, hilarious way to learn a Scottish accent. Exhibit C: He doesn't even need words to be funny. Here he is boogying down in perhaps his finest film, "Joe Versus the Volcano." Exhibit D: He can even get a big laugh at a memorial service. »

- Louis Virtel

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Rainbow Coalition: Top 10 Movie Titles with Color and Substance

1 July 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sure, it would be easy to rattle off all sorts of movie titles that feature the name of colors. Go ahead and knock yourself out: The Pink Panther, Red Dawn, Yellow Submarine, Purple Rain, Blue Velvet, Goldfinger, etc. The listing seems rather endless. However, can one come up with color-contained movie titles that also carry some messaging of substance and contemplation?  Maybe films such as Fried Green Tomatoes or Steel Magnolias are color-coated entries that carries some relevance in its messaging about feminine empowerment for instance. In Rainbow Coalition: Top 10 Movie Titles with Color and Substance let us look are the leading selections that have both color (in title) and substance (in thematic forethought) attached to its skin. Hey, maybe one can make a case for Pink Flamingos but The Blue Lagoon might be stretching things a bit…don’t you think? The Rainbow Coalition: Top 10 Movie Titles with Color »

- Frank Ochieng

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Tim Burton's Planet Of The Apes Gets "Honest Trailer" & "Everything Wrong With"

1 July 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) and his most trusted warrior, Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan). Now the pulse-pounding race is on to reach a sacred temple that may hold the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the last hope for it's salvation! Based on Pierre Boulle's classic novel "Planet of the Apes," the premise for this film has become one of the most recognized and provocative concepts in the canon of science fiction literature and cinema. Visionary filmmaker Tim Burton (Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow) has taken Boulle's basic idea and built upon it a uniquely envisioned journey to an incredible upside-down world. Actors: Mark Wahlberg »

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9 Awesome Villains For A New Green Lantern Movie

27 June 2014 11:58 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The previous attempt at a Green Lantern movie was a disaster (well, at least as far as the critics were concerned). The movie did make a modest $19 million profit from its $200 million budget, but it was received terribly and the casting of Ryan Reynolds as strong-willed test pilot Hal Jordan was oh so very wrong.

It was a huge disappointment to comic book fans around the world, after they had waited for years to see DC attempt a “big seven” movie that wasn’t either Batman or Superman – but it did show hints of what a Green Lantern movie could potentially be like.

The special effects of the constructs created by the Green Lanterns were quite spectacular at times. Jordan came up with such creations as a mini-gun, a race track, a giant fist and a pair of jet planes and they looked great – dazzling, in fact – but »

- Kev Stewart

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The Green Mile 15th Anniversary Blu-ray Release Details

23 June 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

What if you were guarding a prisoner on death row who was capable of performing miracles? This is the moral dilemma guard Paul Edgecomb faces in Frank Darabont’s The Green Mile, the 1999 film based on the Stephen King serial novel of the same name. At the brink of its 15th anniversary, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced a new Diamond Luxe Anniversary Edition of the film on Blu-ray.

One of five films getting the anniversary treatment from Warner Bros. (the other four are Natural Born Killers, Forrest Gump, Gremlins and Ben-Hur), The Green Mile will be re-released on Blu-ray on September 30th. It’s unknown at this time whether the new release will include a fresh transfer, but it will come with new special features, including a longer version of the behind-the-scenes documentary. The 15th anniversary release of The Green Mile features new eye-grabbing packaging that prominently places the movie’s characters. »

- Derek Anderson

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Gear up for Netflix's 'Daredevil' by reading these 5 Kingpin stories

17 June 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Ladies and gentlemen, the Kingpin has arrived. Not too long after Marvel announced Charlie Cox as the leading man in their upcoming "Daredevil" television series on Netflix, they've now revealed exactly who the blind super hero will be squaring off against in the series' initial thirteen episodes. That bad guy is, of course, the Kingpin, and he will be played by Vincent D'Onofrio. This casting choice has been met with pretty much universal acclaim; D'Onofrio's specific brand of gravitas and intensity, previously seen in films like "Full Metal Jacket" and "The Cell" and as the lead of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," will serve Marvel Studios' kingpin of crime well. It's been a decade since Michael Clarke Duncan brought the villain to life in 2003's "Daredevil" feature film, meaning that mainstream audiences may have forgotten just what makes the Kingpin such a threatening foe. There have even been a »

- Brett White, Comic Book Resources

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Marvel's Daredevil — Vincent D'Onofrio Cast as Kingpin

11 June 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Vincent D'Onofrio has been officially cast as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin, in Marvel's Daredevil Netflix series. D'Onofrio will join Charlie Cox, who has been cast as Matthew Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil. D'Onofrio is a great actor, and looking at his career, he has played a wide range of villains, with notable roles in Full Metal Jacket, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Cell, and Men in Black. He's also pretty busy, with eight projects coming out in the next two years.

In the 2003 Daredevil movie, Fisk was played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan. I was hoping we would see another villain from the Daredevil canon and not a retread of what the movie did. With 13 episodes in the series, I'm guessing Kingpin will be the main, overarching villain.

Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, had this to say about the casting:

"We’re incredibly proud to »

- Free Reyes

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Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For Trailer Wants To Get Hard Boiled

11 June 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's time to prepare your return trip to Sin City. Above is your peek at Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The long-in-development sequel arrives nine years after the first film, and yet it feels as if everyone has just stepped out of the first film and resumed their roles (though Bruce Willis looks, predictably, considerably older). Again we're looking at multiple stories, using the 1993 graphic novel as partial inspiration. The title story is actually a prequel, revisiting Dwight, the character played in the first film by Clive Owen. This time around, the part is essayed by Josh Brolin, and he's lassoed into a revenge plot that involves the towering gangster Manute. Like Dwight, Manute has a different look, as Dennis Haysbert steps in for the late Michael Clarke Duncan. The titular dame, Ava Lord, is played by Eva Green, who has already driven »

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Vincent D'Onofrio is The Kingpin in Daredevil TV Series

10 June 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

It was recently announced that Charlie Cox will play the title role in Marvel's upcoming "Daredevil" TV series. And now, the studio has confirmed that Vincent D'Onofrio ("Law and Order," Full Metal Jacket) will play Wilson Frisk, who's better known as The Kingpin. The villain was last played by Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 "Daredevil" film and is described as "a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell's Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil." "We're incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining 'Marvel's Daredevil' in such an integral role," said Marvel. "Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero." The new TV series will be available on Netflix next year. »

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Vincent D’onofrio of Full Metal Jacket and Law & Order fame cast to play Kingpin in Marvel's Daredevil

10 June 2014 6:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The man best known for putting a hole in the chest of the most iconic drill sergeant in the history of American cinema is about to step into the shoes of one of Marvel’s iconic villains.

Actor Vincent D’onofrio, currently known for his role as Detective Robert Goren on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, has been officially cast to portray the role of Wilson Fisk aka “The Kingpin” in the upcoming Daredevil reboot series for Netflix.

While the character actor’s name is not as well-known in the who’s who of Hollywood elite, some of the characters he portrays do become very well-known. His most iconic was his breakout role as the mentally disturbed Private LeonardGomer Pyle” Lawrence who was the thorn in the side of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (played by R. Lee Ermey in his breakout role) in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket.

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jonathan M Cook)

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Vincent D’Onofrio to Play Kingpin in Netflix’s Daredevil

10 June 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Two weeks ago, Netflix and Marvel announced that they found their Daredevil, Charlie Cox. So, as these things go, today they have announced his villain. Vincent D’Onofrio will play Kingpin. Portrayed by Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 Daredevil movie, Kingpin is Daredevil's archenemy and, well, a mob kingpin, albeit a super big and strong one. You could say he most definitely has criminal intent.  »

- Jesse David Fox

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Vincent D’Onofrio to Play The Kingpin in Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil Series

10 June 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Just weeks after casting Charlie Cox as the Man Without Fear in their upcoming 13-part Netflix series, Marvel have now found their Kingpin of Crime in the form of Law & Order and Jurassic World star Vincent D’Onofrio. The character is a key part of the Daredevil universe, so it’s fitting that he has now been cast.

The full press release can be read below, along with a description of the iconic villain and comments from Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb. Wilson Fisk was originally played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the original 2003 Twentieth Century Fox movie which starred Ben Affleck as Daredevil.

It’s fair to say that D’Onofrio looks the part, and seeing him face off against Boardwalk Empire and Stardust actor Charlie Cox will be very fun to see. There are still a lot of other very familiar characters who have yet to be cast, »

- Josh Wilding

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Vincent D'Onofrio Is Daredevil's New Kingpin

10 June 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

While most of the recent news about the Marvel / Netflix Daredevil series has been focused on show-runner Drew Goddard dropping out and Steven S. DeKnight stepping into his shoes, we have at least learned that Charlie Cox will be playing Matt Murdock in the show. Now we have an idea who one of his main opponents will be with the news that Vincent D’Onofrio has signed on to be The Kingpin.Also known as Wilson Fisk, the moneybags troublemaker is probably the best-known adversary for the Man Without Fear, and a natural choice for the show since he doesn’t require expensive effects to bring to life. “We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining Marvel’s Daredevil in such an integral role,” says Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television in a statement. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose »

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Vincent D'Onofrio Is Wilson Fisk A.K.A. Kingpin In Marvel's 'Daredevil'

10 June 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Vincent D'Onofrio has a very... distinct on-screen persona. Basically, he excels at playing eccentric, emotionally detached characters, who are perhaps more internally complex than outwardly flashy. So while he wouldn't initially seem like a no-brainer choice to play a Marvel baddie, there is something inspired about the choice. And indeed, Marvel has announced today that D'Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin, in their "Daredevil" series for Netflix. As you'll remember, Michael Clarke Duncan brought his stature to the part in the 2003 film, and clearly, the choice of D'Onofrio indicates a different approach to the character. Either way, he'll be a key part of the show. “We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining 'Marvel’s Daredevil' in such an integral role,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Vincent D'Onofrio Is Wilson Fisk A.K.A. Kingpin In Marvel's 'Daredevil'

10 June 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Vincent D'Onofrio has a very... distinct on-screen persona. Basically, he excels at playing eccentric, emotionally detached characters, who are perhaps more internally complex than outwardly flashy. So while he wouldn't initially seem like a no-brainer choice to play a Marvel baddie, there is something inspired about the choice. And indeed, Marvel has announced today that D'Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin, in their "Daredevil" series for Netflix. As you'll remember, Michael Clarke Duncan brought his stature to the part in the 2003 film, and clearly, the choice of D'Onofrio indicates a different approach to the character. Either way, he'll be a key part of the show. “We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining 'Marvel’s Daredevil' in such an integral role,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Vincent D’Onofrio To Play Villain Wilson Fisk In Netflix’s Marvel Drama Series ‘Daredevil’

10 June 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Marvel is adding some serious acting chops to its 13-episode Netflix series Daredevil. Law & Order: Criminal Intent alum Vincent D’Onofrio will co-star opposite Charlie Cox in the series, set to premiere in 2015, Marvel announced today. (It is unclear why the company chose a mugshot-style photo of D’Onofrio, right, to accompany its announcement). D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk (known as supervillain The Kingpin in the Marvel Comics universe), a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock (Cox) and his alter ego Daredevil. In the 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck, the role of Fisk/Kingpin was played by Michael Clarke Duncan. The Daredevil series was written by executive producer Drew Goddard, with Steven S. DeKnight recently hired as executive producer/showrunner. Daredevil is the first of four 13-episode superhero series set in the Hell’s »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Netflix's ‘Daredevil’ Nabs Vincent D'Onofrio as The Kingpin

10 June 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix's upcoming “Daredevil” series has found its Kingpin. “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” alum Vincent D'Onofrio has been tapped to play baddie Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin, in Netflix's upcoming series “Daredevil,” based on the Marvel comic book character. Also read: Marvel, Netflix Cast ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star as ‘Daredevil’ The nemesis to Daredevil — who's known as blind attorney Matt Murdock when he's not fighting crime — was played by Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 big-screen adaptation of the Daredevil saga. Fisk's villain description paints him as “a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell's Kitchen will bring him into »

- Tim Kenneally

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