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The announcement that Telltale Games is actually making a "Game of Thrones" was arguably the most exciting news to come out of the Spike VGXs. Telltale already made an impact on the world of television with its excellently executed "The Walking Dead" series, and the hope is that the video game publisher can deliver the same sort of quality content set in the world of Westeros.
There are few details known about the "Game of Thrones" series, but one key detail is the fact that it's going to be tied into the HBO TV series. HBO's logo was all over the teaser trailer and the show's theme song was used in the announcement. With that in mind, here's a wish list of ways this attempt at a "Game of Thrones" video game the best tie-in possible for the TV series.
Don't have the show's characters be the game's main characters. »
Take another look @ footage from director Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past", starring Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry and Daniel Cudmore:
"...the film is based on the 1981 comic book storyline 'Days of Future Past'...
"Premise introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel's mutants...
"...that grew out of the 'Brotherhood of Evil Mutants', killing an important senator...
"...leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by robotic 'Sentinels'..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "X-Men: Days Of Future Past"...
- Michael Stevens
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 stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender,, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Fan Bingbing, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Ellen Page & Booboo Stewart. The movie will hit theaters May 23, 2014. »
By Søren Hough
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Television has apexed once again. If the Emmys have proven anything over the past few years, it is that we live in what celebrated filmmaker Steven Soderbergh refers to as “a second golden age of television.” The networks — cable and streaming, more than broadcast — are investing more than ever in smart, original and ambitious shows, and are consequently producing more high-quality material than ever before. So successful have these networks become that major figures in the film industry have begun to make the once-unthinkable jump from the big screen to the small screen. Indeed, everyone from Steven Spielberg to Kevin Spacey seems to be hopping on the bandwagon.
But at what cost? Has this shift in production value brought with it narrative strength? Maybe not.
Along with this resurgence in television has come a recurring and potentially sinister theme: the abrupt excision of the protagonist. Consider the Emmy-winning fantasy series, »
- Søren Hough
We’ve yet to see Bryan Singer’s latest X-men adventure (although it looks blooming brilliant) but it’s been confirmed Days Of Future Past will not be to last of Singer’s mutant-filled endeavours. The visionary filmmaker has tweeted the following message regarding another arc in the evolutionary superhero franchise.
#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013
In addition, an official release date has been announced via trade Exhibitor Relations for X-men: Apocalypse. Those Fox execs must be pretty impressed with what they’ve seen from Dofp.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) December 5, 2013
It will be interesting to see how many survivors feature from the upcoming adventure, which is slated for cinemas 23rd May 2014 and how this plays into that Wolverine spinoff reuniting Hugh Jackman and James Mangold.
- Craig Hunter
We're still a little way away from Bryan Singer bringing his original X-Men universe and the cast of X-Men: First Class in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it seems as though the director has some more tricks up his sleeves.
If Mr. Singer's Twitter feed is to be believed, we might be getting an appearance from Apocalypse in an X-Men movie slated for 2016.
First appearing in X-Factor #5 in 1986, Apocalypse has become one of the most popular villains of the X-Men series and has featured in the animated series, trading cards and video games. In 2008, he was ranked #3 in Marvel's Top 10 X-Men villains and was placed 24th in IGN's Greatest Comic Book Villans of All Time.
See the Tweet below:
A sign of things to come, or just the director playing a few tricks on the fanboys and girls? No official word from 20th Century Fox at this time. »
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival is right around the corner, and the Sundance Institute has released the full line-up for the competition films that will be premiering!
This year there were 12,218 total submissions, and 117 films were accepted from 37 countries around the world. It looks like there's a lot of good selection of films this year.
The Sundance Film Festival 2014 runs from January 16th to the 26th, and the GeekTyrant team will be there to cover as many movies as we possibly can.
U.S. Dramatic Competition
The 16 films in this section are world premieres and, unless otherwise noted, are from the U.S.
“Camp X-Ray” — Directed and written by Peter Sattler. A young female guard at Guantanamo Bay forms an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria, John Carroll Lynch.
- Joey Paur
A mad scientist’s potion transforms a lowly beagle into a fast-talking, high-flying superhound in this CG-powered frolic from Disney. Voiced by Jason Lee, the canine crimefighter makes an enemy of diminutive crackpot Dr Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage) but finds new best friends in an ex-cop (James Belushi) and his teenage son. Enchanted star Amy Adams gives Underdog a little puppy love as Spaniel-in-distress Polly Purebred. »
Sundance Film Festival continues to be one of the most popular, and arguably one of the most important, events on the industry calendar, launching as it does some of the most prominent independent films at the start of each year.
This year will be no different, with Sundance announcing last night the initial line-up of films screening in competition, led by Song One, starring Anne Hathaway; Camp X-Ray, starring Kristen Stewart; Infinitely Polar Bear, with Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana; Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas, starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham, and Swanberg himself; The Skeleton Twins, with Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, and Ty Burrell; Life After Beth, with Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, and John C. Reilly; Listen Up Philip, with Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss; Whiplash, starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons; and many, many more.
U.S. Dramatic Competition
Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, »
- Kenji Lloyd
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival is coming up in January and today, the Sundance Institute has named the films that will be in the U.S. and world competitions as well as Next, which is an oddly-named showcase for “Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling.”
There will be 67 films competing across five different competition categories. That may sound like a lot, but that’s only the first half of the film announcements. Later on they will be announcing the remaining lineup of films being shown outside these competitions.
Overall, it’s an impressive batch of entries, with several surprises and a handful of very promising movies. Check out the full list below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
U.S. Dramatic Competition
Camp X-Ray / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Peter Sattler) — A young woman is stationed as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, »
- Jeremy Clymer
Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said, “That the Festival has evolved and grown as it has over the past 30 years is a credit to both our audiences and our artists, who continue to find ways to take risks and open our minds to the power of story. This year’s films and artists promise to do the same.”
For the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 118 feature-length films were selected, representing 37 countries and 54 first-time filmmakers, including 34 in competition. These films were selected from 12,218 submissions (72 more than for 2013), including 4,057 feature-length films and 8,161 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 2,014 were from the U.S. and 2,043 were international. 97 feature films at »
- Michelle McCue
The lineup for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival competition films was announced today, and we’ve got some first-look images and synopses from a selection of said films to share: Life After Beth – Written and directed by Jeff Baena; starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser. Low Down – Directed by Jeff Preiss; starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and Flea. The Skeleton Twins – Directed by Craig Johnson; starring Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, and Joanna Gleason. The Sleepwalker – Directed by Mona Fastvold; starring Gitte Witt, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, and Stephanie Ellis. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs January 16 – 26th. Life After Beth / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Baena) — Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, »
- Adam Chitwood
Two music-based/centered movies on the way to Sundance, featuring a couple actresses we really dig. Onwards... Anne Hathaway goes indie with "Song One," which features music written by former Rilo Kiley frontwoman and solo artist Jenny Lewis alongside her boyfriend Johnathan Rice. Johnny Flynn, Mary Steenburgen and Ben Rosenfield co-star in the Kate Barker-Froyland directed film. Synopsis below: When an accident leaves her brother comatose, a woman sets out to retrace his life as an aspiring musician, leading to an unexpected relationship against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s music scene. Meanwhile, Elle Fanning will go jazz in "Low Down" alongside John Hawkes, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Flea (what a cast, nice work Jeff Preiss). Official synopsis: This adaptation of Albany’s memoir explores her journey to adulthood while being raised by her troubled father, bebop pianist Joe Albany. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
As I had predicted here, names such as Cutter Hodierne, Kat Candler, Maya Forbes, Mona Fastvold and Damien Chazelle would be among the invited guests at the ’14 edition of the Sundance Film Festival. It was such a strong year that even some items that I thought would be dark horse/long shots and might be looking at a fest berth from the sidelines are considered definite dramatic comp material, while some that was fully expecting to break the line-up have been passed up.
Horror “labeled” directors Carter Smith (Jamie Marks Is Dead) and Jim Mickle (Cold in July) broke into the line-up that is usually reserved for the newbie type of director and are coming in with perhaps different genre material. We’re glad to see Justin Simien’s Dear White People break into the 16 – it also acts as the long awaited return of Duly Noted producer Effie Brown. Actor »
- Eric Lavallee
The U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competition lineups for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival were announced today and just below I have featured pictures from the 16 films that will be competing in the U.S. Dramatic competition and they feature a lot of names you're going to recognize. The titles begin with Camp X-Ray, which stars Kristen Stewart as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she forms an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees. Jim Mickle made an impact earlier this year with We Are What We Are and he returns with Michael C. Hall with Cold in July. Fishing Without Nets looks to tell a story similar to that of Captain Phillips, only this time from the Somali side of things; God's Pocket is "Mad Men" star John Slattery's writing and directorial debut and he's lined up an impressive cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, »
- Brad Brevet
The Sundance Institute announced the initial wave of narrative films and documentaries for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival today and it features one of the more star-studded competition lineups in the film's history. The U.S. Dramatic Competition features new films starring Kristen Stewart ("Camp X-Ray"), Anne Hathaway ("Song One"), Kristen Wiig ("The Skeleton Twins"), Aaron Paul ("Hellion"), Mark Ruffalo ("Infinitely Polar Bear"), Michael C. Hall ("Cold in July") and Peter Dinklage ("Low Down"), just to name a few. Traditionally, Sundance positions films with more popular talent in the U.S. Premieres selections. This may be a welcome change for what is arguably »
- Gregory Ellwood
In some respects, the 30th annual Sundance Film Festival offers a snapshot of the ways in which the independent film scene has dramatically shifted over the past three decades, said fest director John Cooper, from an ever-widening talent pool to an increasingly sophisticated range of technologies available to filmmakers and distributors. In particular, the slate of 117 features (96 of them world premieres) set to unspool Jan. 16-26 in Park City, Utah, culled from a healthy 12,218 submissions, showcase the form at a new level of maturity — more diverse and welcoming to new filmmakers than ever, but also more exacting in terms of quality.
“Independent film in general has been absorbed and embraced as a vital part of the cultural landscape,” Cooper said. “It’s no longer an outsider sport. It really is part of an American art form.”
“I think the completeness of vision is different now from when I first started 20 years ago, »
- Justin Chang
Next year, Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox are set to bring one of the most beloved X-Men tales to the big screen with X-Men: Days of Future Past, although it won't be a direct adaptation of the classic comic book story, with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine taking the place of Kitty Pryde as he goes back in time to try and prevent a catastrophic future for mutantkind. Speaking to Total Film (via Cbm), screenwriter Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand) has revealed the thinking behind the switch, and it's not down to the fact that Wolverine is the crown jewel in Fox's X-Men franchise... well, not entirely, anyway...
"We made the decision for a lot of reasons, some of them obvious and some of them more nuanced, to make it Wolverine who goes back in time. One reason is that he's the protagonist of the franchise, and probably the »
- Gary Collinson
The new X-men: Days Of Future Past viral marketing campaign ties Erik Lehnsherr (Young Magneto) to the JFK assassination in November 1963. In this fictional experience, Magneto was connected and implicated in a mutant plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy, thus being a “point of contention between humans and mutants ever since.”
In a mock interview, Magneto spoke to a reporter for the first time in fifty years.
“Whoever said that was Oswald in that warehouse?” he says. His voice is low. “And whoever said the killer was a man? And whoever said I wanted Kennedy dead because my brothers and sisters were being killed?”
“Humans,” he says, disgusted.
So was he guilty? Watch the video below and decide at - www.TheBentBullet.com
- Michelle McCue
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 20th Century Fox has uncovered some secret evidence relating to that fateful day in Dallas, with the latest X-Men: Days of Future Past viral website updating with reports on Erik Lehnsherr's (Michael Fassbender) involvement in the shooting....
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 sees Michael Fassbender joined by X-Men veterans Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), James McAvoy (Professor X), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Lucas Till (Havok), Halle Berry (Storm), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Shawn Ashmore »
- Gary Collinson
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