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AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Passes Away at 64

AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Passes Away at 64
For those about to rock, we salute you. Malcolm Young, founding member of AC/DC and brother to lead guitarist Angus Young, has passed away at the age of 64. Malcolm suffered through dementia and cancer for the last years of his life and has not toured or recorded with the band since 2008's Black Ice. Malcolm Young was the band's rhythm guitar player and is responsible for many of AC/DC's best-known songs that have topped the charts as well as helped launch movies into the top of the box office with his contributions to soundtracks.

In a statement on the Malcolm Young's Facebook, his family said, "Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many." While the statement is accurate, it also underscores just how amazing Malcolm Young really was. Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Action Hero was a box office bomb,
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The Week in Spandex – Justice League, Marvel vs DC, Aquaman, Flashpoint, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, The Punisher, Disney’s Fox takeover and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Aquaman, Flashpoint, The Batman, Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, Nightwing, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Wonder Woman, Smallville, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers 4, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Venom, The Punisher, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, Deadpool 2, The Gifted, Glass, The Boys, The Umbrella Academy and more…

With less than a week to go until the release of Justice League (and the first reactions ranging from mixed to “fine” to positive), Warner Bros. has fully opened the floodgates on the promotion for the DC blockbuster (which – given the extensive reshoots – reportedly has a budget north of $300 million). London played host to The Justice League Experience this week, with the cast and crew on hand for the film’s junket and press conference. Our invite got lost in the post, but Flickering Myth’s Thomas Harris did
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Kevin Feige “can’t wait” to see Justice League, asks fans “what are you fighting about?”

Kevin Feige is just as excited to see Justice League as you are when it hits cinemas next week.

There is a lot made of the animosity between DC and Marvel, especially between their two respective fan bases – who it’s fair to say enjoy the competition with one another.

Marvel Studios big boss Kevin Feige, however, doesn’t see it this way and doesn’t really get the friction between the two sets of fans, himself preferring to support his rivals at DC, and looking forward to watching Justice League on the big screen.

“I think movies are awesome,” Feige told Crave, “and people should go out and support awesome movies, and I go support those movies and I thought Wonder Woman was awesome. I can’t wait to see what Geoff Johns and Joss [Whedon] and the gang has done with Justice League. I guess people like rivalries, I guess?
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“What Are You Fighting About?”: Kevin Feige On Marvel vs. DC & Excitement For ‘Justice League’

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Next week, “Justice League” will come lumbering into cinemas, and once again social media will light up as fanboys on either side of the Marvel versus DC divide will start squabbling about the merits of their franchise. It’s become a tedious spectacle, to the point that “Guardians Of The Galaxy” director James Gunn has spoken out and made it clear that he wants no part of it (don’t @ him).

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James Toback, First-Hand: One Accuser Shares Her Story Using Her Diary and a Sketch

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James Toback, First-Hand: One Accuser Shares Her Story Using Her Diary and a Sketch
On October 22, after reading Glenn Whipp’s incendiary James Toback investigation in the La Times, Becky Wahlstrom scoured her journals. A veteran actress whose credits include “Joan of Arcadia” and “Mad Men,” she was 23 when she wrote a seven-and-a-half page entry on August 13, 1998 that described meeting Toback at the Beverly Hills Hotel for approximately five hours the night before.

Ostensibly, it was an audition for his film “Black and White”; Toback requested the meeting after seeing her deliver two lines in Don Roos’ “The Opposite of Sex.” She went to the audition without sides; she loved the idea that Toback liked to build his roles around his actors, a philosophy she embraced while studying at the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago.

Read More: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Says He Knows At Least 15 Women Who’ve Been Accosted by James Toback

At the hotel, she met Toback in
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Led Zeppelin Refused to Let Thor: Ragnarok Change Iconic Immigrant Song

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Led Zeppelin Refused to Let Thor: Ragnarok Change Iconic Immigrant Song
Thor: Ragnarok score composer Mark Mothersbaugh reveals that Led Zeppelin would not allow the production to change their iconic Immigrant Song in the movie. The Led Zeppelin song was a huge piece of the original trailer and the pairing was almost too perfect. As it turns out, Immigrant Song was always a part of Ragnarok as director Taika Waititi used the song as the soundtrack to his sizzle reel for the project, which left a lasting impression on Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige who has since called the reel "amazing."

Ragnarok score composer Mark Mothersbaugh recently spoke about his work on the score as well as the use of the Led Zeppelin track. "Immigrant Song" worked so well in the movie that they ended up using it twice and had to reach out to songwriters Jimmy Page and Robert Plant who agreed (and got paid a lot of money) to
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Paul King interview: Paddington 2

Ben Mortimer Nov 6, 2017

Director Paul King on the box office failure of Bunny And The Bull through to the heights of the new Paddington 2...

Returning to the world of Paddington following the huge success of the first movie is co-writer and director Paul King. It's a magical film he's fashioned too, and he spared us some time to chat about it. Here's how that conversation went...

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I interviewed you about eight years ago for Bunny And The Bull at the McM Comic Con...

And look how well that went.

How things have progressed...

There was no suite then, was there?

There wasn’t much of a view, either.

No. I think we pretty much had to hitch to get there.

Pleased with the progress?

It’s been very nice.
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Thor: Ragnarok And Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Getting Oscar Campaigns

Looks like Wonder Woman won’t be the only comic book movie making a bid for Oscar gold this year.

Walt Disney Pictures has announced today that they’ll be staging For You Consideration campaigns for both Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok and James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, both of which have been wildly successful critically and commercially. Not only that, but Marvel fans have welcomed each of the aforementioned films with open arms, embracing them wholeheartedly as they enjoy all the delights that they have to offer.

In the case of Vol. 2, Disney is seeking nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for James Gunn, Best Actor for Chris Pratt, Best Supporting Actress for Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff and Best Supporting Actor for Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. Not to mention a number of technical categories.
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Is Thor: Ragnarok the best Marvel movie ever?

Anghus Houvouras on whether Thor: Ragnarok is the best Marvel movie ever…


There you go! Nice, succinct, spoiler-free and to the point. I suppose there are those who want more detail, so allow me to elaborate. Spoilers ahead my friends.

Thor: Ragnarok Is The Best Marvel Movie. Better than Iron Man. Better than The Avengers. Better than Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Better than Guardians of the Galaxy. After four or five years of being completely ambivalent about Marvel Studios and their ridiculously similar, formulaic content I found myself blasted out of the back of the theater at the awesomeness of the third Thor movie.

How the hell did this happen? Let’s break it down.

It’s the most Comic Book movie since Raimi’s Spider-Man 2.

One of my biggest gripes about Marvel over the past few years is their attempts at bringing their larger than life
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Guardians Director Calls Shazam the Original Captain Marvel

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Guardians Director Calls Shazam the Original Captain Marvel
James Gunn took to Twitter to side with Zachary Levi's claim that Shazam! is the original Captain Marvel. Shazam! will be the next DC comics movie to begin production, following the releases of Justice League and Aquaman. David F. Sandberg is on board to direct while it was only recently announced that Zachary Levi is playing the title character. In addition to being an accomplished actor, Levi is also a huge comic book fan and knows a lot about the history, which is why Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is coming to his defense.

Zachary Levi was confirmed as Shazam! by Warner Bros. late last week and the actor immediately began calling the character the original Captain Marvel, which set the internet ablaze with controversy. Many thought that Levi was throwing some shade to the rival McU since they have their own Captain Marvel character. Brie Larson
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James Gunn on Shazam being “the original Captain Marvel”

Director James Gunn has tweeted that Shazam is the original version of Captain Marvel.

Actor Zachary Levi was recently cast as the titular character in DC’s upcoming superhero movie Shazam!. Levi has since been referring to the character as the original Captain Marvel, with some folks claiming that this is an insult meant towards Marvel Comics.

This isn’t the way the director of Guardians of the Galaxy sees it, however, as James Gunn – not someone you can call partisan towards DC – backed up Levi’s claim in a recent tweet.

Gunn told his followers: “Fan sites: @ZacharyLevi calling Shazam ‘the original Captain Marvel’ is not throwing shade at Marvel. He Is the original Captain Marvel.”

Fan sites: @ZacharyLevi calling Shazam “the original Captain Marvel” is not throwing shade at Marvel. He Is the original Captain Marvel.

James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 1, 2017

Gunn is certainly right in his claim as
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Film Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Shatters the Hammer, But Maintains the Mold

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Chicago – Any blacksmith will tell you that their job is much more than the brute action of slamming a hammer onto steel. There is some finessing and an attention to detail that needs to take place in order to make something truly notable. With Taika Waititi manning the hammer, he takes the “Thor” franchise out from the Dark Ages and into the technicolor light.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Taika Waititi is the perfect choice to revive and rebrand Thor from the slump of the last film. His style of visual storytelling, in films like “What We Do in the Shadows” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”, fits perfectly in the Thor universe, especially with how heavily steeped in Norse mythology the franchise is. His comedic timing and acuity for visual gags, along with the vibrant color palette, stimulate the cinematic experience and elevate it from the grim grayness of the former films. Waititi completely
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Taika Waititi Open To Directing Other Marvel Characters, But Will Likely Stick With Thor

Long before the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War) became Marvel’s bankable duo within the McU, Kevin Feige and Co. made a point of recruiting a wide variety of filmmaking talent – from Kenneth Branagh to James Gunn, the list of directors hitherto is truly remarkable.

That’s a tradition that will continue long into Phase 4, with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Captain Marvel) being the latest additions to the fold. But if Taika Waititi has his way – and given the meteoric success of Thor: Ragnarok, we’re inclined to believe he’ll soon hold sway over the God of Thunder’s future – it won’t be long before he’s orchestrating another comic book tentpole for the folks at Marvel Studios.

Indeed, the New Zealand director has already gone on record about his desire to collaborate with Marvel in the not-so-distant future, and when Screen Rant caught up with Waititi to discuss all things Ragnarok,
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Movie Talk: Did Ron Howard Reshoot Almost All of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’?

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Tuesday October 31st, 2017) Mark Ellis, Clarke Wolfe, Jon Schnepp and Ashley Mova discuss the following: Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) tapped by Paramount to direct Pet Sematary remake. James Gunn asks Marvel and DC Fans to try and get along Ron Howard reportedly reshot almost all of Solo: A Star Wars Story Opening This Week – Thor: Ragnarok Lupita Nyong’o & Josh Gad board zombie comedy Little Monsters Anna Kendrick posts first look as Santa Claus’ daughter in newly retitled Noelle Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_637046" …
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Grandmaster and Collector to Team Up in a Future Marvel Movie?

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Grandmaster and Collector to Team Up in a Future Marvel Movie?
This weekend, Marvel fans will be introduced to a number of new Marvel Cinematic Universe characters in Thor: Ragnarok, one of whom is The Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum. It was confirmed this summer that The Grandmaster is the brother of another McU character, Taneleer Tivan, a.k.a. The Collector (Benicio del Toro) from Guardians of the Galaxy. There is even a portrait of these brothers arguing over a chess game that was created for the Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout ride at Disneyland, but is there a chance that these brothers could show up in the same movie together? According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, that very well may happen. Here's what he had to say while promoting Thor: Ragnarok, when asked if there's a chance these two characters could be featured in the same movie.

"It would be awesome man. It would be great. We
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Captain Marvel Reportedly Locked In For A February Start In Los Angeles

The City of Angels is about to play host to Carol Danvers.

My Entertainment World (via Omega Underground) brings word that Captain Marvel, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s long-gestating origin story, has been slated for a February start date in Los Angeles.

Rumor has it that Marvel had originally earmarked the 2019 spinoff for a January start, but new tax incentives – coupled with the sheer amount of high-profile films lensing in Atlanta – encouraged the Powers That Be to trade Georgia for California. That’s not to say that Atlanta has been shunned altogether; thanks to Ant-Man and the Wasp and the so-far unnamed Avengers 4, Marvel still has a sizeable presence in the area, but the decision to film Captain Marvel in Los Angeles could herald the beginning of a new era.

Mind you, similar to how James Gunn captured most, if not all of Guardians of the Galaxy on internal sound stages,
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Marvel, DC, whatever ... why all superhero movies look the same these days

From Thor: Ragnarok to Justice League, the current slate of comic-book films all seem to share a similar wisecracking tone. Something needs to change before the genre becomes one big joke

Spare a thought for poor James Gunn, heralded director of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and the not-so-proud owner of a Twitter feed packed with angry Marvel and DC fans slogging it out for geek-culture bragging rights. “Every time I mention anything DC, no matter what, my feed becomes an endless screaming match about BvS [Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice],” tweeted a fed up Gunn recently,” before adding: “You guys are never going to convince each other – it’s just a bunch of wasted energy.”

For those tired of the fighting, I have good news: a new trailer for Batman v Superman follow-up Justice League suggests this long and painful conflict might finally be entering its endgame. For there can be little point
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October 31st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dawn Of The Dead (2004) and Land Of The Dead Collector’s Editions, Slaughter High

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Happy (almost) Halloween readers! With October 31st falling on the weekly home entertainment release day, that means we have extra reasons to get excited this Tuesday. Scream Factory has put together two absolutely incredible collector’s edition Blu-rays for George A. Romero’s underrated modern classic Land of the Dead as well as Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake, which fans are going to want to add to their own personal collections.

For those of you who may have missed it in theaters, The Dark Tower comes home on Halloween, and Lionsgate has given the cult classic Slaughter High the Vestron Video treatment for their brand new Blu. Blue Underground is also keeping busy this week with a pair of Collector’s Edition sets, too—The Lift and Down—and the complete series of Orphan Black makes its home release bow on Halloween, too.

Other notable Halloween
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Superhero Bits: Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Trailer, Poison Ivy Casting & More

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Who is playing the new iteration of Poison Ivy on this season of Gotham? How much did Thor: Ragnarok make in its opening weekend at the international box office? Want to see the first trailer for Scooby-Doo & Batman: the Brave and the Bold? What does James Gunn have to say about Marvel and DC […]

The post Superhero Bits: Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Trailer, Poison Ivy Casting & More appeared first on /Film.
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Contest: Win Dawn Of The Dead (2004) Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth." This Halloween, Scream Factory is unleashing Zack Snyder's 2004 remake of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Dawn of the Dead (2004).

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:


2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Dawn of the Dead Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on November 6th.
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