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The Week in Spandex – Thor: Ragnarok reviewed, The Punisher premiere date, Justice League promotional blitz, New Mutants trilogy plans, McU and Dceu updates

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, The Punisher, Dardevil, Luke Cage, Inhumans, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The New Mutants, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Gambit, The Gifted, Venom, Justice League, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, The Dark Knight, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Project 13, Gotham, Titans, Hellboy, The Tick and more…

Marvel Studios begins the worldwide rollout of the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok, this coming week, and Flickering Myth’s Luke Owen was lucky enough to catch a preview screening, stating that: “Director Taika Waititi has delivered easily the best Thor movie to date, and the best outing Hemsworth has had with the character since The Avengers.” You can read Luke’s full spoiler-free ★★★★ review here, and
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Fast & Furious costume designer signs on for Captain Marvel

According to a report from a report by Omega Underground, costume designer Sanja Milkovic Hays has signed on for 2019’s 90-set Captain Marvel movie.

With sci-fi franchises like Star Trek: Beyond, Total Recall and Battle Los Angeles, as well as the Fast & Furious franchise and even a Marvel entry with Blade, Hays’ past work speaks for itself. Perhaps Sanja is the perfect eye to bring life to the classic comics design. Of course, her work will also have to include not only the titular character’s famous look, but also costuming for a younger, two-eyed Nick Fury, the organisation of S.H.I.E.L.D. and for the first time ever, the intergalactic species of the Skrulls.

Presumably Hays was chosen for her experience in sci-fi in particular, as Captain Marvel is said to be set primarily in outer space requiring a level of unique imagination. The film is
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Family: Fast/Furious, 2001-2017

How can we not talk about family When family's all that we got?—Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth), See You AgainWhat a long, strange ride it's been… and still some way to go. As I write, the eighth film in the Fast/Furious series (Ff) is still playing in thousands of cinemas worldwide. I won't concern myself here with the box-office performance of The Fate of the Furious—nor will I attempt synopsis of this or the previous installments—except to note that enough money was taken on opening-day alone to confirm we can expect the ninth and tenth in this prodigiously lucrative Universal franchise to hit our screens late spring or early summer, in 2019 and 2021.Ideally the 10th—and, presuming Vin Diesel's September 2015 comment about "one last trilogy" is honored, final—picture should arrive exactly 20 years after Rob Cohen’s The Fast and the Furious bowed on 22nd June,
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The Martian: The Perfect 10 Spacesuit

For a big budget movie about a lone astronaut who gets stranded on Mars, the spacesuits in The Martian are surprisingly sober in terms of design. There is an attempt here to make everything seem as plausible as possible, costume design especially. Director Ridley Scott’s regular costumer Janty Yates has created possibly the sexiest spacesuits ever seen on screen, and what’s more they are functional. To paraphrase a line in the film, she had to “science the shit out of them”.

Yates collaborated with Nasa looking specifically at their Z1 and Z2 prototypes to create an Eva (‘Extravehicular Activity’ – any time the crew must go outside) suit and surface or ‘bio’ suit (worn on Mars). The surface suit is similar to the blue under-suits she created for Scott’s near future set Prometheus in 2012, although further grounded in reality. The Prometheus under-suits could, in theory, monitor functioning levels of the human body,
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Giveaway – Win A Copy Of Furious 7 On Blu-ray

The unstoppable global franchise built on speed delivers its best, biggest and boldest film yet as Furious 7 blasts onto Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 15, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Grossing over $1.5 billion worldwide at the box office, Furious 7 tears up the screen with more gravity-defying stunts, adrenaline-fueled fight scenes and pulse-pounding action than ever before. The Blu-ray™ features the all new extended edition with even more explosive thrills, along with the official music video of the chart-topping “See You Again” performed by Wiz Khalifa andCharlie Puth and over 90 minutes of exclusive bonus features, making an indispensable addition to the Fast franchise collection.

The entire Fast & Furious cast unites in purpose for an epic international adventure, hunted by a vengeful assassin from Abu Dhabi toLondon to Tokyo and the Dominican Republic as they try to retrieve a highly advanced piece of espionage technology, and rescue the gifted hacker who created it.
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Sleepy Hollow: Q&A with Costume Designer Kristin M. Burke

If you watch supernatural cop show Sleepy Hollow on Fox (Universal in the UK), you will definitely know who Kristin Burke is. Her sartorial contribution to the first season has ingrained the series with a handsome, consistent, yet oddly plausible look. We say ‘oddly’ because the show is, for want of a better term, completely batshit crazy; a mix of 18th century drama and modern day X-Files, involving headless horsemen, a tree monster, deadly black vein disease, and all manner of creepy mythology based beasties. It’s terrific fun.

Kristin M. Burke is what we would politely call a veteran costume designer, over 50 films to her name, although not someone especially used to working in television. Her big screen credits include The Cooler, Running Scared, Paranormal Activity 2, Insidious, The Conjuring, and Insidious 2. Kudos for spotting the trend – there are several horror titles in that list. The genre it seems
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New Fast & Furious 7 Set Photos with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Tyrese

New Fast & Furious 7 Set Photos with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Tyrese
As production continues on Fast & Furious 7 leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, star Vin Diesel has been busy sharing new photos from the set of this summer 2014 sequel. He's seen here with co-stars Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson, and gives praise to director James Wan and costume designer Sanja Milkovic Hays.

Dom state of mind..."

"From the cast to the director and crew... you can tell when people are really excited about the work they're doing..."

"If there is a Mother to the Fast Franchise... It is Our Costume Designer Sanja..."

Fast & Furious 7 comes to theaters July 11th, 2014 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black. The film is directed by James Wan.
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Costume Stories, This Week: GTA V and Halloween

Costume on the brain? This won’t help.

Michael Wilkinson

Technology in costume design – Brilliant Costume Cafe podcast by Colleen Monroe.

Sleepy Hallow

Pilot costume designer Sanja Hays explains why Ichabod won’t be dressing in Gap tees anytime soon.

Grand Theft Auto V

Always indespesnible and relevant Tyranny of Style interviews GTA V costume designer Lyn Paolo, who also worked on TV shows Southland, E.R. and The West Wing.

American Hustle

Michael Wilkinson honoured for his work on a film we are jumping up and down with excitement for.

Scandal

More Lyn Paolo talking about Kerry Washington and co in Scandal.

Halloween

…and Even More Lyn Paolo, here with fellow costume designer Jill Ohanneson giving tips on TV inspired Halloween outfits.

© 2013, Christopher Laverty.
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Fast & Furious 6 Arrives on Home Video December 10

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Universal City, California, October 3, 2013— The latest blistering addition to one of Hollywood’s greatest action-movie franchises, Fast & Furious 6, roars into the holiday season as the unbeatable choice for “Highest-Octane action yet!” (Meriah Doty, Yahoo!) A transcontinental caper that reunites fan-favorite stars from the blockbuster franchise’s earlier films, Fast & Furious 6 earned almost $800 million at the box office worldwide. Fast & Furious 6 comes to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand on December 10, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital November 19, 2013. Found exclusively only on the Blu-ray™ is a special Extended version with even more intense action, as well as over an hour of exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features, only available for a limited time in collectible Steel Book packaging

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Fast veterans Vin Diesel (Riddick, xXx), Paul Walker (Takers, Flags of Our Fathers
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Costume Stories: This Week, Barry Lyndon & Sleepy Hollow

Catch up with the week’s costume links.

Fashion Fall Trends

From big screen and small, Nathalie Atkinson analyses – with typical and unrelenting brilliance – inspiration for the fall fashion season.

Ken Van Duyne, Assistant Costume Designer

Chats about his way into the business and working with Julie Weiss.

Piero Tosi

The Italian costume designer (Death in Venice, The Night Porter) has been given an honorary Oscar. Well done, sir.

Costume designers as brands

Cassy Salyer looks at the increasing (and potentially controversial) trend for costume designers to produce capsule versions for the high street.

The Bling Ring

Video: The Cut meet costume designer Stacey Battat.

Sleepy Hollow

Costume designer Sanja Hays worked on the pilot, but Kristin M. Burke takes over for the rest of the season. Stoked to see this.

Insidious 2

More Kristin Burke, this time helping to scare the pants off us all over again. Be interesting to
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Fast & Furious 6 In St. Louis

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, ChrisLudacris” Bridges, Sung Kang, John Ortiz, Gal Gadot and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to
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The Academy Invites 176 To Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy.s roster of members.

.These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,. said Academy President Tom Sherak. .I.m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member..

Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.

The 2012 invitees are:

Actors

Simon Baker . .Margin Call,. .L.A. Confidential.

Sean Bean . .Flightplan,. .The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Bérénice Bejo . .The Artist,. .Oss 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies.

Tom Berenger . .Inception,. .Platoon.

Demián Bichir . .A Better Life,. .Che.

Jessica Chastain . .The Help,. .The Tree of Life.

Clifton Collins,
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Jonah Hill, Terrence Malick, Melissa McCarthy and 173 others invited to join Academy

Jonah Hill, Terrence Malick, Melissa McCarthy and 173 others invited to join Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extended their 2012 membership invitations today to 176 lucky actors, directors, cinematographers, and other members of the filmmaking industry.

Terrence Malick, who somehow wasn’t already a member, received an invitation, as did fellow directors Rodrigo Garcia and Asghar Farhadi.

For actors, Melissa McCarthy’s invitation continues her incredible post-Bridesmaids rise. In addition, actors Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Andy Serkis, Jessica Chastain, and Octavia Spencer were all invited to be members, among others.

Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003, according to the Academy’s website.
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Oscar invites 176 artists and executives

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy’s roster of members.

“These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “I’m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member.”

Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.

The 2012 invitees are:

Actors

Simon Baker – “Margin Call,” “L.A. Confidential”

Sean Bean – “Flightplan,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Bérénice Bejo – “The Artist,” “Oss 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies”

Tom Berenger – “Inception,” “Platoon

Demián Bichir – “A Better Life,” “Che

Jessica Chastain – “The Help,” “The Tree of Life

Clifton Collins,
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Fast Five on Blu-ray & DVD 10/4/11

Buckle Up For An Adrenaline-pumping Heist From The Explosive Franchise Built On Speed Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson And A Reunion Of Returning All-stars In Fast Five Including Never-Before-Seen Extended Edition and Universal.s All-New Second Screen Feature Available Exclusively on Blu-ray. On Blu-ray. and DVD Combo Packs, DVD and Digital Download

Spectacular street chases and pulse-pounding physical action are set against the mesmerizing beauty of Rio de Janeiro.s exotic thoroughfares in Fast Five, the most successful installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the phenomenally successful franchise built on speed plus action superstar Dwayne Johnson (Faster) in the all-new action caper available October 4, 2011 on Blu-ray. and DVD Combo Packs, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand.

Available for a limited time only, the Blu-ray. and DVD Combo Packs bring the full-throttle excitement of
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Fast Five On DVD & Blu-Ray Oct. 4th

Buckle Up For An Adrenaline-pumping Heist From The Explosive Franchise Built On Speed

Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

And A Reunion Of Returning All-stars In

Fast Five Including Never-Before-Seen Extended Edition and

Universal.s All-New Second Screen Feature Available Exclusively on Blu-ray.

On Blu-ray. and DVD Combo Packs, DVD and Digital Download

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment October 4, 2011

Spectacular street chases and pulse-pounding physical action are set against the mesmerizing beauty of Rio de Janeiro.s exotic thoroughfares in Fast Five, the most successful installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the phenomenally successful franchise built on speed plus action superstar Dwayne Johnson (Faster) in the all-new action caper available October 4, 2011 on Blu-ray. and DVD Combo Packs, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand.

Available for a limited time only, the Blu-ray. and DVD Combo
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Best Costumes (Or: The Moment the Slumdog Thing Finally Spun Irrevocably Out of Control)

Slumdog Millionaire was nominated by the Costume Designers Guild today [src]. The end of the world is surely nigh.

It is written!

I blame Freida Pinto for being so beautiful in bright colors. It's surely her fault.

I once devoted a whole section of my website to costume designers I love their craft that much. Alas, I was lonely in that particular fascination. But they'll always hold a special place in my heart. The cinema (or at least the movie stars) would be naked without them. Here's the clothes the costumers dug most this year.

Contemporary Film

Iron Man Laura Jean Shannon and Rebecca BentjenMamma Mia! Ann RothSex & the City: The Movie Patricia FieldSlumdog Millionaire Suttirat Larlarb

The Wrestler Amy Westcott Excuse me while I gnash my teeth at the absence of both Susan Lyall, who delivered a vibrant multiculti mishmash and terrific individual character work for Rachel Getting Married, and Jacqueline Durran,
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