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After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy — the Winter Soldier. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily »
And it starts all over again. The casting criticism. Only this time, I'm criticizing the critics here. And this time, the critics are after Gal Gadot, who has recently been cast as Wonder Woman. You know what's funny? I had my issues with Batfleck, but I have completely turned around and am eagerly waiting to see his portrayal of the Dark Knight detective. My criticisms at the time of the announcement of Affleck as Batman, wasn't about his look, it was his acting capability. Then again, the man has two Oscars and Daredevil was 10 years ago so... I'll give it a shot. And I believe Matt Damon said it best: "It's Batman, not King Lear." We've given Chris Evans, Halle Berry, Ryan Reynolds, and others multiple shots at the superhero genre, why not Ben? Now, with Gal Gadot, you know what people's complaints are? Not acting capability. No, it's »
It’s somewhat hard to believe that Kill Your Darlings is director John Krokidas’ debut feature film, in what is an accomplished, compelling piece of cinema, of a scandalous murder that drew the renowned poets of the beat generation together. A story we can’t quite believe we haven’t seen on the big screen before – a sentiment that Krokidas echoes himself.
We had the pleasure of sitting down to discuss the title with him – and in spite of his tonsillitis he was suffering from, he discusses the conspiracy theories surrounding this incredible tale and why he chose to tell it from Allen Ginsberg’s perspective as opposed to Lucien Carr’s. He also tells us about his intimate bond he formed with lead star Daniel Radcliffe, and how this cast dramatically changed, from once having Jesse Eisenberg in the main role.
Were you aware of these incredible set of »
- Stefan Pape
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Aquaman, Arrow, The Flash, Teen Titans Go! and more....
Sony has certainly made up wait, but this coming week we'll finally get our first look at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when the first trailer arrives on Thurdsay (December 5th), but we have managed to get a sneak peek at two of the villains set to join Jamie Foxx's Electro thanks to a poster featuring Spidey (Andrew Garfield) staring down a suited up Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and glider-flying Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan or Chris Cooper... and if you look closely at the Led screens on the poster, you'll be able to tell which). Meanwhile, with »
- Gary Collinson
‘Catching Fire’ box office: To surpass Iron Man 3 in North America? (photo: Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week in the United States. Although the American economy remains in a seemingly never-ending rut, Lionsgate has much to be thankful for, financially speaking: on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013, Francis Lawrence’s $110-130 million-budgeted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, added another $74.5 million from 4,163 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Even if Lionsgate’s estimates are (once again) off by a couple of percentage points, that’s a remarkable hold for a sequel. In fact, Catching Fire was down only 53% compared to its first weekend, which included $25+ million from Thursday night and Friday midnight screenings. And let’s not forget that the Hunger Games sequel blew off »
- Zac Gille
Oldboy arrived in theaters this Holiday weekend, bringing one of Elizabeth Olsen's best performances to the big screen. The in-demand actress has quite a 2014 lined-up, and while doing press for her Spike Lee directed remake, she teased two of her bigger projects, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Godzilla.
As production heats up on Avengers 2, Olsen hasn't been shy about sharing character details. She had previously called Scarlet Witch a 'messed up lady'. She now continues that thought, sharing more with AICN.
"I never read these comics before, not Scarlet Witch. She's nuts, she's crazy. She has more things wrong with her than any character I've ever played. She can tell you where an object has been, she can tell you what your future is, she can connect with the dead and people from other universes, and she's the only person in this universe who's capable of doing that. She's unbelievable; it's so cool. »
South Korea's cinema boom continues to echo through Hollywood, with the country's acting talent heading Stateside and Korean stories regularly remade. Yet these Americanised versions often end up drained of the weirdness that made them so bracing. It's like trying to make coleslaw out of kimchi. Here are five things that Korean cinema does better.
Inventive murder weapons
There's no right to bear arms in the South Korean constitution, but it doesn't say anything about hammers. In Hollywood you can simply spray the bad guy with bullets; in Korea, you've got to think out of the box. The toolbox, most often. Oldboy and The Chaser said it with hammers; The Isle deployed fish hooks (many viewers are still recovering); other novel weaponry has included pliers, golf clubs, dumbbells, or simply bare hands. All »
- Steve Rose
Nestled in the announcement about the 2014 Brit Awards was confirmation that next year's ceremony willbe the last hosted by James Corden.
Having made his debut alongside Kylie Minogue and comedy partner Mat Horne in 2009, Corden will have presented the annual backslapping event solo for four consecutive years, the longest stint in its history.
Given Corden's safe-pair-of-hands success, we can well see the British Phonographic Industry looking to pick another long-term prospect. Either way, Digital Spy rounds out some possible replacements for Corden.
The reason for Corden's success was his ability to (in the main) successfully juggle a sense of fun with the respectful deference the suits and stars demand from The Brits. Carr has of course »
Now that she's finally confirmed in the role of the Scarlet Witch alongside Godzilla co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen has spoken about joining the line-up of Earth's Mightiest Heroes for Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, revealing that we'll find a "psychologically damaged" and "messed up" Wanda Maximoff when the hotly-anticipated sequel arrives in 2015.
"I hung out with Mr. Whedon recently," Olsen tells MovieFone. "I'm really excited about this movie. I'm so excited about Scarlet Witch. I have had so much fun reading all about her and I am like learning new words that I had to look up on Wikipedia. I'm really enjoying it... I just love Scarlet Witch. I love her. It's so funny because I'm often talking about all these psychologically damaged people, but when you talk about Scarlet Witch... She is a messed up lady. She has got more shit to deal »
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday, after months of speculation, Marvel Studios finally confirmed that Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are playing sibling superheroes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron. While doing press for the upcoming remake Oldboy, Elizabeth Olsen, talked about how she is delving into her character's history in the comic books, hanging out with director Joss Whedon and getting help from her brother..
"I hung out with Mr. Whedon recently. I'm really excited about this movie. I'm so excited about Scarlet Witch. I have had so much fun reading all about her and I am like learning new words that I had to look up on Wikipedia. I'm really enjoying it. I never read comic books. Comic books was always my brother's thing and he collected comic books every week of his life since he was 7. So he is who I go to when I have meetings about things »
In casting news that will come as a surprise to no one, Marvel Studios has finally decided to confirm that the Godzilla duo of Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes as brother and sister Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch in Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Both had been heavily rumoured for months before Samuel L. Jackson confirmed Olsen's involvement back in October, and Olsen admitting she was set to reunite with her Godzilla co-star earlier this month. Quite why it's taken Marvel so long to confirm their casting is anyone's guess.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron will see writer-director Joss Whedon reuniting with Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), while James Spader (The Blacklist) is set to play »
- Gary Collinson
While most wouldn't think of Marvel's Phase Two sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier as an origin story, that's exactly how Frank Grillo describes it. While doing press for his action-thriller Homefront, the actor reveals that there will be several characters introduced in this sequel who will be around for future movies.
"It's an origin film. You meet people who are going to be around for a while, so they introduce the characters. It's almost like it's a series. It's fun. I can't say very much about it because Marvel's very strict about what you're allowed to say. The movie, we've seen bits of it, and it is spectacular."
When asked if they have plans to use his character, Brock Rumlow, a.k.a. Crossbones, in more Marvel movies, the actor had this to say.
"They do actually. We'll see what happens. We'll see if the fans respond to Brock and how it goes. »
After the rather bland and boring Thor: The Dark World, Marvel have a bit of making up to do with their forthcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Thankfully, after witnessing the first trailer and extended footage over at San Diego Comic Con, Steve Rogers’ return is looking damn special. We’re still almost six months away from the film’s release and co-star Frank Grillo, while promoting action-thriller Homefront, has confirmed his villain Brock Rumlow (aka Crossbones) will also return in future Marvel adventures!
“It’s an origin film. You meet people who are going to be around for a while, so they introduce the characters. It’s almost like it’s a series. It’s fun. »
- Craig Hunter
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: Record breaker with qualifiers — though a huge success all the same (photo: Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) For the weekend of November 22-24, 2013, Lionsgate overestimated the domestic box office take of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by nearly 2%. Doesn’t sound like much? What about $3 million? That figure can make a hell of a difference when we’re talking box office records. In fact, it can be the difference between a movie breaking and not breaking a box office record. All day Sunday heralded as the biggest 2D opening ever in the United States and Canada, the Francis Lawrence-directed Catching Fire actually opened below two movies: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Dark Knight (2008). And when inflation is taken into account, as it always should, the The Hunger Games sequel falls behind a couple of other titles as well. »
- Zac Gille
Would you like the meet Chris Evans ("Snowpiercer") and Scarlett Johansson ("Lucy")? Would you like to attend the premiere of Marvel's next blockbuster, Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Of course you would. Well, here is your chance to make that a reality. Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have partnered with global charity auction site Charitybuzz to auction off an experience fit for a superhero… and the most heroic part? It’s all for a good cause. The lucky winner and a friend will attend the March 2014 premiere of Captain America: The Winter Solider, the sequel to the 2011 hit film, and get an exclusive look at their favorite characters before the film hits the screen. Plus, they'll get to meet Captain America and the Black Widow in person! Who knows what other superheroes and villains of the Marvel universe the winner might run into at the premiere? Bidding is currently open, »
We've pretty much known that Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were going to play Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, respectively, in Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now Marvel has provided official confirmation. For those unfamiliar with the comics, Quicksilver (who, because Marvel and Fox both own the rights, will also be in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but played by Evan Peters in X-Men) can run really fast. Scarlet Witch is more complicated. She can manipulate probability, alter reality, and has "Chaos Magic", so it will be interesting to see how Whedon will interpret her powers for the movie. The siblings are Magneto's children, but since Magneto is fully owned by Fox, their father won't be mentioned (at least by name). They're also of Eastern European origin in the comics, so presumably they'll have accents for the film. Hit the jump for the press release. The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., »
- Matt Goldberg
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012's smash-hit Marvel's The Avengers! Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.
Taylor-Johnson broke out with his roles as Dave Lizewski in the Kick-Ass franchise and with his portrayal of a young John Lennon in Nowhere Boy, for which he won an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, Taylor-Johnson has starred in 2012's critically-acclaimed Anna Karenina and director Oliver Stone's Savages.
Since making her big screen debut in 2011 with Silent House and Martha Marcy May Marlene, for which the actress garnered a number of awards and nominations, Olsen has gone on to star alongside the likes of Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver in Red Lights, Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson in director Spike Lee's Oldboy. »
While we’ve reported and expected this news for what seems like an age, Marvel Studios have finally released a press statement confirming Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson – soon to be seen as husband and wife in Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot – will don the spandex as the sibling duo of Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver in Joss Whedon’s much-anticatped action ensemble sequel Avengers: Age Of Ulton.
As stated, it certainly doesn’t come as a surprise but here is the official word from the studio:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012′s smash-hit “Marvel’s The Avengers”! “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.
- Craig Hunter
Captain America: The First Avenger was directed by Joe Johnston, from a script written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It starred: Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Sebastian Stan as James Buchanan 'Bucky' Barnes, Tommy Lee Jones as Colonel Chester Phillips, Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt / Red Skull, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine and Toby Jones as Dr. Arnim Zola. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will hit theaters April 4, 2014. ................................................................. Robert Downey Jr. returns as billionaire Tony Stark in this thrilling sequel to the worldwide blockbuster. Now that his super hero secret has been revealed, Tony's life is more intense than ever. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit... but for Ivan Vanko ("Whiplash"), it's revenge! Iron Man 2 was directed by Jon Favreau, from a screenplay written by Justin Theroux. The »
‘Catching Fire’ movie box office: ‘Midnight’ shows nearly 30% ahead of ‘The Hunger Games’ (photo: Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Best Actress Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, raked in a remarkable $25.25 million from evening shows on Thursday, November 21, 2013, in North America (playing at 4,163 locations on Friday), according to estimates found at Box Office Mojo. That’s 28 percent higher than the $19.74 million at 2,565 locations earned by its predecessor, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games; it’s also one of the biggest domestic "midnight" debuts ever. (See more on that below. Scroll down to check out a video of Jennifer Lawrence yelling back at yelling photographers at the Catching Fire New York premiere. And see also: “‘Catching Fire’ Weekend Box Office: Poised to Surpass ‘New Moon,’ ‘The Hunger Games’?”) Now, in the paragraph above »
- Zac Gille
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