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The arrival of The Expendables 3 leads James to the conclusion that, when it comes to being an action hero, age is just a number...
"All I have produced before the age of 70 is not worth taking into account. At 73 I have learned a little... a little about the real structure of nature, of animals, plants, trees, birds, fishes and insects. In consequence when I am 80, I shall have made still more progress. At 90 I shall penetrate the mystery of things; at 100 I shall certainly have reached a marvellous stage; and when I am 110, everything I do, be it a dot or a line, will be alive." - Hokusai, the Japanese artist who painted the famous 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' and kept on creating astounding art until his death at the age of 88.
"I'm too old for this shit." - Roger Murtaugh, the Lapd homicide detective played by Danny Glover »
Making a movie that revolves around time travel instantly creates paradoxes and often plot holes, but managed intelligently, the onscreen logic can make for fun and dangerous storytelling. This is a list is of the highest grossing movies and franchises that use time travel as a main story element (an example of a movie with time travel not as a main story element is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which would have been #4 had it qualified).
I've cheated a bit by grouping franchises together, allowing me to write about more movies. Out of the 18 movies on the list I’ve seen 17, which might mean I really like movies with time travel. All numbers are worldwide box office grosses adjusted for inflation. Box office revenue numbers are from Box Office Mojo and The Numbers. Bits of trivia are from IMDb and Wikipedia. Inflation data comes via the Us Department of Labor. »
- Free Reyes
Sir Ian McKellen recently stepped up to the plate when his Bff Patrick Stewart wasn't available to help a fan propose. In a video posted to YouTube by director Brett Lotriet Best, Best holds up signs to propose to his boyfriend Khalid Shawwa, who's a big fan of Stewart's show Star Trek: The Next Generation. "We all know how you feel about Star Trek's Captain Picard," one of Best's signs reads. "So I searched the galaxy for Patrick Stewart and finally asked his best friend for help!" The vid then cuts to McKellen. "Khalid, I've got bad news for you—it's good news as well—but the bad news is, Patrick Stewart is married," the 75-year-old actor »
The X-Men movie franchise has had its fair share of ups and downs but, on the whole, it has been a very successful endeavour for Fox.
Starting way back in the year 2000, along with Blade two years prior, it is generally considered to be the reason that the superhero movie genre is so enormously successful today.
The franchise has turned previously little-known actors like Hugh Jackman in to global superstars and boasts a plethora of top class acting talent that includes, or at least has included, the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Brian Cox, Kevin Bacon, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Peter Dinklage.
There have, however, been some fairly terrible errors and some near-misses that threatened to wreck the X-Men as a movie franchise along the way. Had the notoriously hard-to-please comic book movie audiences not been so surprisingly lenient, the franchise »
- Kev Stewart
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find The NeverEnding Story in the style of The Hobbit: The Battle of the 5 Armies; teens reacting to Saved By The Bell; Ian McKellen helps a South African Director propose to his boyfriend; and see some inked Disney Princesses. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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Epic Fake Theme Song: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is out now and we kind of think this version of the turtles has a dirty little secret. The kind of dirty little secret that you buy from a sketchy dude at the gym named ...
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- Justin Vactor
Is Old Man Logan the cinematic future for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine? Rob hopes so…
Despite playing a character that has lived for centuries in Marvel comics, Hugh Jackman is in the unfortunate position of gradually becoming too old to play Wolverine. Whilst it’s generally accepted that Wolverine does in fact age, it’s at a far more reduced rate than Hugh Jackman, who has no mutant powers (that we know of).
In X-Men: Days Of Future Past, this issue was faced (sort-of) head-on by making future Wolverine slightly grey-haired, like a cross between his younger self and Reed Richards, thereby suggesting that Wolverine’s anti-aging gene (which he could surely sell for amazing money to the cosmetics industry) was beginning to let up in the X-Men movie universe’s future timeline. A decent effort was made to hide the age of Hugh Jackman’s 1970s Wolverine, and, to be honest, »
So how do you propose to a die-hard Star Trek-loving partner? For South African director Brett Best, the only answer was drafting Patrick Stewart, otherwise known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Sadly, Stewart was unavailable Pink News reported on Friday. Best though was not to be deterred and asked Stewart's best friend, Ian McKellen, if he minded taking his place for his X-Men: Days of Future Past co-star. McKellen, who officiated Stewart's wedding back in September, filled in admirably, helping Best propose to his boyfriend, Khalid Shawwa. Unsurprisingly, given the star talent, Best told Pink News his video proposal got
- Abid Rahman
With Sean Bean making his return to television next Wednesday on the new TNT action show Legends, it marks a nice pop-culture moment when a majority of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring will have been regulars on TV series this year. Vulture mentioned this interesting development to the actor who played Boromir in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings earlier this week at a special Legends screening, hosted by Entertainment Weekly at the Tribeca Grand, and the coincidence seem to please him. “Does it?” Bean asked excitedly. “Are they? Really?” Really!Check this out: Sean Bean (Boromir) will star in TNT’s Legends. Elijah Wood (Frodo) has Wilfred, which has its series finale the same night Legends premieres. Sean Astin (Samwise) is currently appearing on FX’s The Strain. Ian McKellen (Gandalf) stars in the Brit-com Vicious, which recently »
- Jennifer Vineyard
With the summer movie season winding down to a close, it's time to look ahead at all of the prestige films hitting theaters this fall. Warner Bros. has released their Fall 2014 Preview, which includes new photos from Dolphin Tale 2, This Is Where I Leave You, Annabelle, The Good Lie, Horrible Bosses 2 and The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. Take a look at the new images and plot descriptions below.
Dolphin Tale 2 - September 12
Dolphin Tale 2 continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and rehabilitation-thanks to the invention of a groundbreaking prosthetic tail-made her a symbol of perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie "Dolphin Tale." Several years have passed since young Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Cma), headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick Jr.), rescued Winter, »
Ziggs - League of Legends Cosplayer: Jessica Nigri * Photographers: David Ngo & Darshelle Stevens Jinx: Lyz Brickley Cosplay........................................................................ X-Men: Days of Future Past - Quicksilver Cosplayer: Jessica Nigri * Photographer: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-men: Days Of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Evan Jonigkeit, Adan Canto and Josh Helman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits UK »
The teaser trailer for the last film in Peter Jackson's sprawling "Hobbit" trilogy is here, and, if you haven't seen it, it's serious business. Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins, the lovely little hobbit who ends up on an incredible journey with dragons and elves and all sorts of crazy stuff. In this trailer, he narrates some pretty sad scenes -- the aftermath of battles, Smaug's fiery attacks, and the loss of a beloved mentor. Well, sort of loss. Transmogrification? Something like that.
Check out the trailer below for a glimpse of Bilbo's sad little face, some elfin butt-kicking courtesy of Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Thranduil (Lee Pace), and much more. Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett co-star, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Smaug.
"The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies" opens in the United States on December 17.
- Jenni Miller
Back at the start of last month, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed that an extended Director’s Cut of this year’s mutant superhero smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past would be arriving later this year. However, if you were planning on putting off buying the theatrical version – which arrives in October – in order to wait for the extended edition, then we have some bad news for you as 20th Century Fox’s Evp of Marketing Communications James Finn has stated via Twitter that the extended cut won’t be out until 2015. So, it seems any Anna Paquin fans out there are going to have to wait a little longer before they get to see Rogue back in action…
Will you be picking up the theatrical edition of X-Men: Days of Future Past, or do you plan on holding off for the extended cut?
- Gary Collinson
DC Comics - Black Canary Cosplayer: Lexi Farron Strife * Photographer: R.M Photography ........................................................................ Jinx - League of Legends Cosplayer: Lexi Farron Strife * Photographer: Rm Photography ........................................................................ Rainbow Dash - My Little Pony Cosplayer: Lexi Farron Strife * Photographer: Meian Photography ........................................................................ X-Men - Mystique Cosplayer: Lexi Farron Strife * Photographer: Omaru The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-men: Days Of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, »
As has been the case with all of Peter Jackson's films (especially where Middle-Earth is concerned), the previous The Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug is getting an extended edition. Warner Bros. have now announced the details on the upcoming blu-ray, which includes 25 minutes of extra footage, and you'll be able to get it in your hands just in time for the final film in the trilogy. Come inside to check out all the details!
I loved the Extended Edition versions of all the Lord of the Rings films. They were great and added in some content that genuinely fleshed out characters and storylines...Yet, I've had very little interest in seeing more of The Hobbit films. For the most part, this is due to the fact that I feel The Hobbit films have been bloated from the get-go. There are plenty of scenes in both of these movies »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Right before Comic-Con kicked off last month, Fox Home Entertainment announced that their blockbuster mutant adventure X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on October 23. While the announcement did reveal that the 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD will have deleted scenes, it isn't known if any of those will be the footage featuring Anna Paquin as Rogue, who did appear in the movie briefly towards the end, but had a larger role in an earlier cut.
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed in June that an Extended Edition of X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released at the end of this year, which will include Rogue's additional scenes. However, 20th Century Fox Executive Vice President of Marketing Communications James Finn revealed over the weekend that they are now planning on releasing the extended edition in 2015. Take a look at the tweets below, then read on for more details, »
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition will be released on Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray November 4, just in time for the holiday shopping season. These sets will include over 25 minutes of footage that wasn't included in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug's theatrical presentation, along with brand new special features.
If you can't wait three long months to check out this new footage, then you're in luck, because we have a never-before-seen clip where Bilbo (Martin Freeman) is sent to cross above the dangerously enchanted waters of Mirkwood Forest, by using the unstable vines above the stream. Take a look at this scene, then check out the artwork for these Extended Edition sets and read the official press release for more details.
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. »
Concept Art by Henry Fong Click Here - More Of Henry Fong's X-men Art The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-men: Days Of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Evan Jonigkeit, Adan Canto and Josh Helman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits UK cinemas on May 22 and Us cinemas the following day. »
The X-cellent comic-book franchise gets off to a flyer under the audacious direction of Bryan 'Usual Suspects' Singer. In a world where fantastically powered mutants live among us, Patrick Stewart's heroic egghead Professor X leads the good ones (including Hugh Jackman's grizzly Wolverine, Halle Berry's flighty weathergirl Storm and Famke Janssen's telepath Jean Grey) against the anti-human Magneto (Ian McKellen) and his villainous crew. Cool characters, breathless action and great effects - X definitely hits the spot. »
Sherlock Holmes, meet 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner. In June, Judge Posner decided that much of the Sherlock Holmes canon was in the public domain. He ruled in favor of author Leslie Klinger, arguing that copyright has expired on most Sherlock Holmes story elements since all but 10 of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories predate 1923. In determining this, Posner rejected the Doyle estate's arguments that Holmes was a "complex" character whose fictional personality couldn't be dismantled into in- and out-of-copyright parts. Story 'Mr. Holmes': First Look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock On Monday,
- Eriq Gardner
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