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When it comes to films, especially action-packed Hollywood blockbusters, many of us don’t really mind if every little detail is not correct, as long as we leave being satisfied and entertained by what we have just witnessed. For some however, this is not the case. Many Marvel comic books fans get upset and annoyed by the changes that are made to their favourite superhero character when they take to the silver screen. With a whole host of Marvel-themed games on site, Gala Casino have investigated some of the major differences that these die-hard comic book fans are talking about…
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk is one of the most famous Marvel characters, as the big green monster has had numerous films, comics and TV shows made about him. But surprisingly, The Hulk wasn’t actually meant to be green, he was meant to be grey. In the first »
- Matt MacNabb
Hot town, "scummer" in the city — Peter Travers is back once again to count down the worst movies of the month, and July was particularly rife with garbage. Our trusty critic says he could've tossed 25 movies into the Scum Bucket, but he's gracious enough to leave us with only 10.
The Best and Worst Movies of 2014 So Far
Rachel McAdams has done a wide variety of movies throughout her career, but almost all of them have one thing in common: hot guys. Yes, Ryan Gosling in The Notebook is probably the ultimate one, but he isn't the only sexy star she's shared the screen with. She has time-traveling love with charmers Eric Bana and Domhnall Gleeson, lives on the edge with Robert Downey Jr., and even romances Ben Affleck. Keep reading to see all of her good-looking costars, and try not to get too jealous in the process. Source: Screen Gems »
- Alyse Whitney
With Marvel Studios recently announcing a slate of seven untitled movies that spans into 2019, it’s possible we may get an answer to the question at Comic-Con this week.
If a Hulk movie isn’t among them, the answer is probably: Never. At least, not with Ruffalo in the lead, since he has been open about the fact that his own age, 46, starts to become a problem for a superhero—especially if we’re looking »
- Anthony Breznican
After two mildly successful cinematic outings in the form of Ang Lee’s Hulk (starring Eric Bana) and Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk (featuring Edward Norton), Marvel’s green rage monster seems to finally have some undeniable momentum, largely thanks to Mark Ruffalo’s well-received portrayal of Bruce Banner in The Avengers. Due to his bromantic chemistry with Tony Stark and the smashing of a “puny god,” the character was viewed as one of the film’s highlights.
With newfound interest in the Hulk, there are many clamoring for a new solo film which would give Ruffalo a chance to carry an outing on his own (the actor has even said the Click to continue reading Kevin Feige Explains Why ‘Planet Hulk’ is Not The Next Step
- Chris Agar
Fox's acclaimed sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" beat expectations to pull in an estimated $73 million debut at the domestic box office this weekend. That's well ahead of the $54.8 million debut of its predecessor "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" back in 2011.
The film also opened in 26 international territories over the weekend where it managed $31.1 million. However, much of the world will not be getting it until next weekend due to various markets holding off the film until after the World Cup. The film is Fox's third straight strong debut in a row this Summer following excellent starts for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "The Fault in Our Stars".
Meanwhile, with the help of a robust result in global markets - especially China - "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has become the biggest film of the year so far with a whopping $752 million in global revenue, pushing »
- Garth Franklin
Now in theaters, is Deliver Us From Evil, a supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes, “Serpico meets The Exorcist.” While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered The Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style. The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, - with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own - slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself. As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Oliver Munn). Recently, Collider sat down with Eric Bana »
- Hunter Daniels
This week’s episode of Almost Arthouse comes to you after a disturbing four month hiatus. Hosts Ty Landis and Tom Stoup are back reviewing two new theatrical releases; first up, the new Melissa McCarthy road trip comedy Tammy, also starring Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, and Mark Duplass. Later in the show, director Scott Derrickson is back with the exorcism thriller Deliver Us From Evil, starring Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez.
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- Ty Landis
Paris – Alexander Ludwig conquered Paris Tuesday night, as the Vikings star was feted by Bulgari as their new brand ambassador. He was joined by fellow ambassador Eric Bana and the brand’s muse, former first lady of France Carla Bruni, at the city’s swanky Michelin-starred Apicius restaurant. Photos Paris Fashion Week: Hollywood Hearts Miu Miu "I feel very privileged to be associated with such an incredibly prestigious brand,” he said. “I've long admired its tradition of impeccable design and it is also very appealing to me because the product is very youthful and modern.” Jared Leto made a quick
- Rhonda Richford
Stars: Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Sean Harris, Mike Houston, Lulu Wilson | Written by Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman | Directed by Scott Derrickson
Sometimes it can be easy to dismiss a horror film simply based on the premise. By now we have seen nearly every type or person and inanimate object possessed by some sort of demon or demonic presence. However, all genres are just as guilty of sticking with stereotypical tropes. The key is how those tropes are executed. Director Scott Derrickson’s latest film Deliver Us From Evil is far from groundbreaking, but it at least subverts expectations enough to create something worth watching.
In many ways Deliver Us From Evil is a crime drama with a few occasional supernatural elements. Eric Bana plays Sarchie, a veteran police officer with a special talent for solving disturbing crimes. His partner, played by »
- Dan Clark
1. Somebody really likes "Transformers." For a smash hit film series, Michael Bay's giant-robot franchise gets awfully little love, at least in public. It's like porn; everyone claims to find it loathsome, but in secret, someone is watching it and making it a huge success. Last week, of course, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" cruised easily to No. 1 because no other wide release film was willing to challenge it. This weekend, it faced three new wide release challengers and still came out far ahead of all of them. It lost 64 percent of last week's business and still grossed an estimated $36.4 million, more than $15 million ahead of its nearest rival, and enough for a ten-day total of $174.7 million. If everyone hates these movies so much, who are the 22 million people who've already paid good money to see the fourth installment? Show of hands, please, and don't be shy.
2. Eric Bana is not a movie star. »
- Gary Susman
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" remained at the top spot at the domestic box office by adding another $36 million to bring its worldwide total to $575 million in just the first twelve days. And that's without being released in Latin America and most European countries yet. Out of the new releases, Melissa McCarthy's R-rated comedy "Tammy" performed worse than expected, but was still able to take second place with $33 million on a budget of only $20 million. That's still less than McCarthy's "The Heat" ($39 million) and "Identity Thief" ($34.6 million). The new comedy, which is a directorial debut of McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone, has a 23% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Eric Bana's "Deliver Us From Evil" horror film landed in third place with $15 million, which is less than the expected $20 million. The movie, which has a 32% fresh rating, cost $30 million to make, which means that it will likely become profitable. Meanwhile, Disney's "Earth to Echo »
Last week, we took a look at the career of Aussie actor Eric Bana, who first made a splash playing one of the screen's great psychopaths in Chopper. This week's guy knows a thing or two about that.... Gary Oldman Ok, so Gary Oldman got himself into a bit of trouble a few weeks ago by going off-the-cuff in his Playboy interview. So what? The fact remains, Oldman is one of the very best actors of his generation. No matter the film, be it a »
- Chris Bumbray
While all films had disappointing returns this holiday weekend, 'Transformers' trounced all three newcomers.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction managed to dominate the holiday box office, but only grossed $36.4 million in what turned out to be a very disappointing Fourth of July weekend for new movies.
Transformers' domestic earnings amounted to a 63.6% drop from last weekend, and brought its U.S. gross to $174.7 million, based off a $210 million budget. However, the film has been simply obliterating the overseas markets, where it has already earned an additional $400.9 million for a staggering $575.6 million in worldwide sales.
The second and third place spots on the box office top 10 were home to two of the weekend's three newcomers, with the Melissa McCarthy comedy Tammy raking in $21.1 million and the Eric Bana-led horror film Deliver Us From Evil in a distant third with $9.5 million.
Watch: From Detroit to Hong Kong: The Making of Transformers 4
22 Jump Street dropped two spots down to »
The fourth Transformers installation remained on top of a sluggish holiday weekend, bringing in $36.4 million. The Michael Bay movie beat Melissa McCarthy's Tammy, which fell short of industry expectations with $21.2 million. Eric Bana's horror flick, Deliver Us From Evil bowed at $9.5 million, narrowly edging out 22 Jump Street at $9.4 million. How to Train Your Dragon 2 rounded out the top five with $8.75 million. Another new release, Earth to Echo, came in at sixth with $8.25 million. Overall the weekend marks a 43.4 percent drop from last year's July 4th weekend when Despicable Me 2 brought in over $86 million, causing some industry hand-wringing. Time for Chris Pratt/Guardians of the Galaxy to save the day! »
- E. Alex Jung
Hitting theaters July 2, is Deliver Us From Evil, a new supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes, “Serpico meets The Exorcist.” While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered The Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style. The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, - with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own - slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself. As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Olivia Munn). Recently, Collider sat down with McHale »
- Hunter Daniels
Directed by Scott Derrickson
The idea of demonic possession has terrified people around the world for hundreds of years. The idea that something not of this world is wearing your skin, living your life, while you’re nothing but a helpless passenger in your own skin, is nothing short of a veritable nightmare. Although a topic of religious study for a plethora of faiths, demonic possession has always been a favourite for Hollywood films. So it’s always nice when a movie can take the time-tested tropes and turn out something fresh. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil.
- Caitlin Marceau
Audiences celebrated America's independence by watching it be destroyed in "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which ruled the box office in its second Friday, earning $10.6 million. So far, the long holiday he weekend is fairly slow, with several newcomers posting lukewarm debuts. "Extinction" has earned a formidable $148 million so far, and will have no trouble crossing the $150 million mark today, and should pass the magical $200 million mark in a few days. The series' box office high point came in 2009, when "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" brought in a domestic total of $402.1 million. Directed by Michael Bay, "Extinction" stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, and Stanley Tucci. The Warner Bros. comedy "Tammy," starring Melissa McCarthy, came in second place, earning $6.4 million in its first Friday. It opened on Wednesday July 2 and has so far earned $18.1 million. DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is having a bit of a »
- Dave Lewis
Tammy is no match for the Transformers. The Melissa McCarthy comedy had a slight shot at snagging the top spot over the holiday, but the Autobots managed to stave off extinction for one more week — at least till the Apes take over next weekend.
Michael Bay’s fourth installment in the toy-based franchise pulled in an estimated $10.6 million Friday, while the R-rated Tammy (C+ Cinema Score) took in $6.44 million from 3,400 theaters. In other words, there were no box office fireworks this weekend.
This isn’t a great showing for McCarthy. Poor reviews and a rotten C+ Cinema Score do not »
- Lindsey Bahr
Press junkets are weird. First, you walk into a room in a fancy hotel where you come upon a complete stranger whose face you know well, and on whom you have been given a dossier. Then, you sit down and for about four minutes this person is basically contractually obligated to answer your questions. You talk, but it’s not really a conversation because both your questions and, generally speaking, his or her answers are scripted riffs. This situation is even more strange if you initially knew this stranger’s face from a talk show where you saw her conducting interviews of her own. This is the situation I found myself in when I sat down with actress Olivia Munn to discuss her role in director Scott Derrickson’s new, semi-fact-based religious thriller Deliver Us From Evil. The Jerry Bruckheimer production, which also stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, and Joel McHale »
- Hunter Daniels
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