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Take another look @ leaked set images from the Marvel Studios' feature "Captain America: Civil War" of actor Anthony Mackie reprising his role from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Ant-Man", as Marvel Comics superhero the 'Falcon':
...Sebastian Stan as 'Bucky Barnes'/'Winter Soldier', Paul Bettany as 'The Vision', Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as 'Jim Rhodes'/'War Machine', Elizabeth Olsen as 'Wanda Maximoff'/'Scarlet Witch'...
- Michael Stevens
Exclusive: Chris Evans’ directorial debut, Before We Go from Radius-twc, is coming off its ultra-vod window with a notable $1.53M prior to its 15-city domestic opening on Friday. Since its July 21 availability on cable and digital platforms, Before We Go is the first pre-theatrical film this year to crack both the top 5 on iTunes and the top 10 on Rentrak’s weekly digital chart. For three weeks in a row, the Chris Evans film has been in Rentrak’s top 20. Before We… »
There's been a lot of talk about a Director's Cut of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but we've known for a while now that one wouldn't be included on the Blu-ray release. Unfortunately, those of you hoping for a long list of deleted scenes will be very disappointed as they primarily seem to be most extended ones. With any luck, "The Norn Cave" will include Tom Hiddleston's cut cameo as Loki, because these really aren't that exciting otherwise! The featurettes meanwhile all seem pretty standard, with no real surprises there. Check out the full list below courtesy of Stitch Kingdom. Never-Before-Seen Deleted/Extended Scenes (with optional Audio Commentary by Joss Whedon) The Man in the Church (1:06) Watch Your Six (2:40) Bruce and Natasha Talk (4:08) The Norn Cave (3:29) Special Features From the Inside Out: Making of Avengers: Age of Ultron (20:00) The Infinite Six (7:07) Gag Reel (3: »
With a flair for the literal and a cape to match Thor’s, Paul Bettany’s Vision is the undisputed Mvp ofThe Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bettany’s graduation from Jarvis to Vision, however, took a lot more than just red makeup.
Executive producer Victoria Alonso and visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend escort us behind the scenes of Joss Whedon’s Age of Ultron for an exclusive look at how Vision came to life. No, it doesn’t involve Iron Man’s A.I. obsession or a rebellious Ultron, but rather a visual effects process called the “Uncanny Valley.”
What is the “Uncanny Valley,” and why is it so important to the character of Ultron? Let’s have Victoria and Christopher explain in the Canadian debut of bonus features from Age of Ultron’s home video release!
- Sasha James
Asking Stan Lee to pick his favourite Marvel actor is a bit like making him choose a favourite child.
Marvel's post-credit Easter eggs ranked from worst to best
How do you go about adapting a supposedly unadapatable text? While faithful translations tend not to artistically successful, a faithful adaptation with fetishistic attention to detail can create something unique. While Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller had it comparatively easy when adapting Miller’s Sin City to screen as they more or less would just be recreating paintings but with moving parts, Zack Snyder’s Watchmen adaptation painstakingly recreated much of Alan Moore’s tome by hand, capturing much of Moore’s world in camera. Snyder creates a lived-in and breathing universe, a key part to selling the idea to the audience of this time-hopping opus about the natural decline of superheroism. Watchmen is often accused of being too literal, speaking in the language of comics instead of cinema, but it is precisely this literal approach that makes Watchmen a stellar page-to-screen success. By being a “literal” film, it becomes personal, »
20. Story of Ricky (Lik wong) – Starring Siu-Wong Fan as the titular character, Riki Oh, based on a manga series which eventually became an anime, marks the end of an era of Japanese exploitation flicks, before the new generation of filmmakers such as Takashi Miike took over. Unlike Miike’s movies, or other recent entries such as Tokyo Gore Police, Riki Oh’s tone borders on comedy, played up by bad voice dubbing, foolish plot lines, cartoonish gore and eccentric characters (including a one-eyed assistant warden with a hook for a hand). For a prison film, the movie never seems mean-spirited, and if anything it masquerades as a bizarre superhero flick. The effects are the main draw – Riki Oh exists simply to showcase several outlandish set pieces, ramping up the level of violence, gore and action with each new scene. Made before the days of CGI, director Lam relies simply on practical effects, »
This was previously reviewed as part of our TIFF2014 coverage. Plot: Two strangers (Chris Evans & Alice Eve) spend the night roaming around New York City after her purse is stolen, leaving them with no cash and plenty of time to kill before her 6 am train. Review: Being a fan of Chris Evans, I went into Before We Go wanting to like it. In interviews he often expresses a desire to move behind the camera,... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end of the summer movie season, and the start of the fall season at the box office, with the weekend receipts usually suffering a sharp drop from the sweltering summer months. This year, only two new releases hit theaters over the holiday weekend, EuropaCorp's action-thriller The Transporter Refueled and Broad Green Pictures' A Walk in the Woods, which actually debuts in theaters starting tomorrow, September 2. Both of these new releases will have to contend with Straight Outta Compton, which has taken the top spot for three weeks in a row, and, judging from the projections at BoxOffice.com, it may be a closer race for the top spot than you may think. Regardless of how close the race is, one thing is for certain: none of these new releases will open big, at all.
Straight Outta Compton faced some unexpected competition in the faith-based drama War Room, »
There has been an awakening in the force. Only it's not at LucasFilm. This time it's at Marvel. After what is being described as years of frustration, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is finally being freed from the Emperor like vice-grip of penny-pinching Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter, who is clearly being made to look like an old school villain in the press. Marvel Studios will now report directly to Disney chief Alan Horn in a company wide shake-up that promises to bring big changes to the McU. But is it for the better?
Kevin Feige is himself responsible for pulling off this reorganization of the film company side of Marvel. Kevin Feige is credited as being the architect who transitioned Marvel from a failing comic book giant into a movie powerhouse, which sold to Disney for $4 billion in 2009. He is said to have expressed his displeasure with working »
"Before We Go" (September 4)(Film Page) Director: Chris Evans Cast: Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Mark Kassen, Emma Fitzpatrick Criticwire Average: C Why is it a "Must See"? Chris Evans has spent the past several years immersed in the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to his career-making role as Captain America, but he's scaling way back and revealing a more sensitive side for his directorial debut, "Before We Go." The film premiered last year at Tiff and stars Evans and Alice Eve as Pete and Abby, two strangers who run into one another at Grand Central Station after the latter gets stranded. When Pete offers to help Abby find her way in the city, the two wind up adventuring around New York and finding romance over the course of one fateful night. Evans and Eve's natural charm in front of the camera has served him well in the past, which leads »
- Zack Sharf
"Marvel Studios is taking the next logical step in its integration with The Walt Disney Studios, joining Pixar and Lucasfilm in centralising many of its film-related functions in Burbank, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D'Esposito continuing to lead the Marvel Studios team reporting to Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn," said a Disney spokesperson.
Marvel Entertainment will continue to oversee Marvel's TV properties.
The next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Captain America: Civil War, which centres on the Marvel universe being divided when government agencies try to rein in the Avengers.
The plight of the actor-turned-director is an unpredictable one. The desire to tell your own story, direct and write or star in it (or sometimes take on all of those roles) is a attractive lure, and can turn out very well. But as Ryan Gosling learned at Cannes earlier this year with "Lost River," ambition, if not matched by execution, can come at a steep critical cost. So credit to Chris Evans for keeping his goals modest with his directorial debut "Before We Go," but unfortunately he can't clear the low bar he sets for himself with this strained romantic drama that struggles desperately to be engaging, charming or relatable. Read More: Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Things kick off with a pretty decent meet cute: in a rush to grab the last train to Boston from Grand Central Station, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Last week, we showed you two previews for Avengers: Age of Ultron's release on 3D Digital and Digital HD September 8 and on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Sd and VOD October 2. While those previews showcased new characters Vision (Paul Bettany) and Ultron (James Spader), today we have yet another featurette, which features the superhero siblings Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Both of the stars reveal how they worked with director Joss Whedon to develop their incredible super powers.
We also get plenty of behind-the-scenes footage with Joss Whedon, executive producer Victoria Alonso, and visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend showcasing how they came up with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver's powers, while Elizabeth Olsen reveals she even worked with a dancer, to get the right movements down to portray Scarlet Witch. We also get to see early concept art for each character, showing the evolution of their powers from pre-production through the actual shoot. »
Over the weekend we saw some stills from the Captain America: Civil War footage shown at D23, and now a section of the trailer has leaked, albeit in horrendous quality, and without sound. Still, if you want to check it out, you can do so here – although be quick, as it’s probably not going to last very long…
See Also: Captain America: Civil War promo art reveals the two teams
Captain America: Civil War is set for release on April 29th 2016 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States, with Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directing a cast that includes Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff »
- Gary Collinson
As expected, Universal Pictures' runaway hit Straight Outta Compton secured its third straight win at the box office this weekend, taking in $13.2 million. The big surprise, though, was the over-performing faith-based drama War Room, which earned second place with an estimated $11 million, according to Box Office Mojo, out-grossing major studio new releases No Escape and We Are Your Friends (which didn't even crack the top 10), with far less publicity and advertisement. Neither movie was expected to put up huge numbers, considering the last weekend of the summer movie season is always light on box office returns, but War Room's performance is still impressive, nonetheless.
War Room opened in the least amount of theaters of any movie in the top 10, scoring the best per-screen average of all films this weekend with a $9,692 average from 1,135 theaters. The drama, which centers on a mother who turns to faith to try and save her family, »
Empire writes that Evans will lead the drama, about an underachiever named Frank Adler.
Frank is raising his young niece Mary in rural Florida, who is quickly labelled as gifted after she starts school. Frank soon finds himself locked in a custody battle, fighting the girl's mother Evelyn for the right to raise Mary - and he's prepared to sue.
Webb, who directed The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel, will helm the film, which is being made by Fox Searchlight.
Tom Flynn, who wrote 1999's Highboys and Lowboys, will pen the screenplay for the movie, which is set to shoot this autumn.
At this rate, Marvel will have released all of its bonus content for Avengers: Age of Ultron before the DVD and Blu-ray arrives! We’ve already seen an HD version of the Thanos post credit scene [see here], along with featurettes focussing on The Vision [see here], Ultron and the Maximoff twins [see here], and now we have another featurette, this time entitled ‘Designing New Powers’. Check it out here…
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is an action-packed adventure that is a must-own, mind-blowing blast! Bring home the year’s biggest adventure with exclusive bonus content. The Digital 3D, HD, & Sd, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray bonus materials include Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes, Making-of Featurettes, a Gag Reel and Audio Commentary. the 1-Disc DVD will include a Making-of Featurette. Director Joss Whedon has already revealed that there won’t be a director’s cut of Avengers: Age of Ultron on the 3D Blu-ray, »
- Gary Collinson
The video takes an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the actor's performance as the notorious Marvel supervillain Ultron.
Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in cinemas earlier this year, and has taken $1.4 billion to date.
The Blu-ray for Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out on September 14. Watch this clip of The Vision in action below: »
Black Widow can punch explosions.
Fantastic…Bore. Fantastic…Fourth Worst Movie Ever Made. Fantastic…4%. Or, as some have taken to calling it, just ‘Four’.
It was the fail story of the Summer, with Twentieth Century Fox’s tentpole superhero blockbuster bombing so hard at the box office, it took out a five-mile stretch of Odeons in the Greater Bexleyheath area. In the September edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, Oli Davis, Rebecca Perfect, Luke Owen and Kat Kourbeti discuss the problems with the movie, the practice of entrusting $100million+ franchises with young, independent filmmakers (think Gareth Edwards on Godzilla and Colin Treverrow on Jurassic World), and who is really to blame for the movie’s failure – Fantastic Four’s director Josh Trank, or the studio that allegedly hamstrung his production?
Fantastic Four also gets to be the first film receiving the Best Bad Reviews treatment – our new series that »
- Oli Davis
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