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Week on week there so many ideas playing out in Wayward Pines, that the superficial framework of plot and structure seem effortless. By showing us behind the curtain producers have added a resonance which underpins these more fantastical elements, with natural character moments. Dillon’s Ethan Burke pulls off the same trick which DiCaprio did for Chris Nolan’s Inception. He continues to provide a solid central performance instilled with charisma, somehow making the improbable realistic. Over the course of this drama Dillon has had the opportunity, not afforded him since Drugstore Cowboy or Rumblefish, to remind us how good he can be. Criminally overlooked and experiencing a career resurgence, he more than holds his own against Jones and Leo who threaten to steal scenes elsewhere.
This subtlety, sureness of touch and assured sense of pace are in evidence throughout as »
- Gary Collinson
The destructive, carnage filled, General Zod-neck snapping finale of "Man Of Steel" rubbed many people the wrong the way. Comics writer Mark Waid (of “Superman: Birthright” fame) hated it, and even Christopher Nolan, who produced the film, had to be convinced it would work. However, director Zack Snyder has long defended his decision to take Superman down a more violent road than fans have long been used to from the hero who largely isn't associated with causing collateral damage. “In the original version of the script, Zod just got zapped into the Phantom Zone,” Snyder explained in 2013. “But [screenwriter] David [S. Goyer], Chris and I had long talks about it, and I said that I really feel like we should kill Zod, and that Superman should kill him. The 'Why?' of it for me was that if was truly an origin story, his aversion to killing is unexplained… I wanted to create a scenario where Superman, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
"Daredevil" is one of the most derided superhero movies of all time, and apparently, its star agrees with that criticism.
Ben Affleck, who's playing a more high-profile hero in next year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," told Entertainment Weekly that director Zack Snyder's dark vision for that flick is much more advanced than the thinking that went into the production of 2003's "Daredevil."
"'Daredevil' didn't work, at all. If I wanted to go viral I would be less polite," Affleck told EW. "That was before people realized you could make these movies and make them well. There was a cynical sense of 'Put a red leather outfit on a guy, have him run around, hunt some bad guys, and cash the check.'"
Those are some harsh words, but Affleck isn't exactly wrong. As EW points out, there seems to be a line in the sand »
- Katie Roberts
Zack Snyder has been chatting to Entertainment Weekly about his upcoming comic book blockbuster, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. And while doing so, he's revealed that single line that seems to pretty much have led the movie to happen.
It was while making his Superman reboot, Man Of Steel, that Snyder approached the producers of the film, Christopher Nolan and David S Goyer, with a suggestion. "I said 'what about at the end of the movie we do a scene where there's a crate full of Kryptonite delivered to Wayne Manor?".
The response? "Everyone was like... 'okaay'. Once you say it out loud, it's a problem, because you can't unsay it".
Indeed you can't.
And at that stage, the seeds appeared to have been sown for the movie that's become Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. »
With the much talked about Batman v Superman on the way and the equally speculated upon Suicide Squad on the horizon, the DC universe is really beginning to take shape. However, at the time of writing this, there has been very little in the way of talk regarding Ben Affleck’s first solo outing and more importantly who out of Batman’s vast rouges gallery he will be doing battle with. There are many a great option to be had and some equally obvious choices for who is most likely to appear in Batman’s first handful of outings since Christopher Nolan’s seminal Dark Knight trilogy, so lets dive in and take a look at a number of the most worthy candidates to terrorise the latest incarnation of The Caped Crusader.
Take a look at that face above, »
- Samuel Brace
San Diego Comic-Con is fast approaching, and Warner Bros. is hoping to make a big statement in Hall H this year. In preparation for WB's big panel, Entertainment Weekly has published their 2015 Comic-Con Preview issue featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman on the cover. In the article about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder talks more about the inspiration for the film and the large task of building a universe. It all started with an off-handed remark from Snyder to Chris Nolan and David S. Goyer about a potential easter egg. "I said, 'What about at the end of Man of Steel we do a scene where there's a crate full of kryptonite delivered to Wayne Manor. Everyone was like... Okaay. Once you say it out loud it's a problem because you can't unsay it," says Snyder. And thus, Batman v Superman was born. amz asin="1563893428" size="small »
- Charles Dean
As the release date for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice creeps agonisingly closer, Zack Snyder has revealed that the idea for the two superheroes facing off against each other started as a poorly-received Easter Egg suggestion.
"I said, 'What about at the end of the movie we do a scene where there's a crate full of kryptonite delivered to Wayne Manor?'
"Everyone was like… 'Okaay'. Once you say it out loud, it's a problem, because you can't unsay it."
When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released in 2016, there will have only been four years between Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne of The Dark Knight Rises and Ben Affleck's grizzled portrayal of a Batman concerned at Superman's (Henry Cavill) power.
When it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 that Batman and Superman would finally appear together in a live-action film, nearly all of collective geekdom went insane with glee. Two years later and less than a year from release, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has become more than just a shared adventure between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel, as it.s also kicking off the grander Dccu by introducing other heroes like Wonder Woman and Aquaman. What you may not know is that this whole game-changing DC Comics project started as a simple joke from the director. Originally just meant to be an Easter Egg for Man of Steel, Zack Snyder told EW about the first time he pitched the idea to fellow franchise "co-captains" Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. According to Snyder: I said, .What about at the end of the movie we do »
While is name is longer associated with Warner Bros. unfolding cinematic universe of DC movies, Christopher Nolan lent his input, brand and producing stamp on "Man Of Steel," along with David S. Goyer, who wrote the screenplay and the forthcoming followup, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice." And as ideas were being tossed around for the Superman movie, Zack Snyder had a brainwave about how to reintroduce Batman, and set up the battle between the two comic book titans, and he pitched it to both Nolan and Goyer. “I said, ‘What about at the end of the movie we do a scene where there’s a crate full of kryptonite delivered to Wayne Manor,’” Snyder told EW. “Everyone was like…‘Okaay.’ Once you say it out loud it’s a problem because you can’t unsay it.” It's not exactly the most subtle scene to introduce and thankfully, that idea got nixed, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Fresh off some new images, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has landed on the cover of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. The latest issue is previewing Comic-Con, and Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated superhero movie will have its panel on Saturday, July 11th in Hall H, and Mattel will also be offering toys from the movie. It's nice to finally see the characters in full color, though in the film I imagine they'll be a bit washed out again. It's also clear from this cover that Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman represent three very different types of heroes. Ben Affleck's Batman is bulky, almost hulking, while Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is a bit exotic looking and is the only one brandishing a weapon. Henry Cavill's Superman, meanwhile, is the classic visualization of the "hero," even though he's an alien. Snyder recalled to EW the inception of BvS, »
- Adam Chitwood
Feature debuted at Sundance Film Festival.
Mendelsohn has come to international attention in recent years since taking the lead role in Animal Kingdom (2010). He has landed roles in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012), crime-thriller Killing Them Softly (2012), and Ridley Scott’s historical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014).
Last year’s Karlovy Vary Iff included British prison drama Starred Up (2013), for which Mendelsohn won a British Independent Film Award.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Juno Temple doesn't tend to discriminate when it comes to her movie roles. She's appeared in everything from Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" to William Friedkin's delightfully sleazy "Killer Joe" to this year's underrated period piece "Far From The Madding Crowd." But she also tends to jump into an occasional indie that comes along, which means there are movies like "The Brass Teapot" and "Magic Magic," scattered across her filmography and "Safelight" looks like another to fit that category of forgettable films. Co-staring Evan Peters, Christine Lahti, and Ariel Winter, the movie tells the unlikely story of a high school kid who whisks away a prostitute from her dangerous pimp, and shows her the beauty of photography. Uh...here's the official synopsis: The paths of three desperate individuals perilously cross in a dusty desert town. Charles (Evan Peters) is a high school senior with physical challenges, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
DC's Suicide Squad seems like less of a gamble than Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, but will it be as successful? While the Suicide Squad title itself may be lesser known than some of its DC comic book counterparts like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Justice League, it has one of the most popular villains of all time, in any medium, in The Joker. It is also bringing a fan favorite character to the big screen for the first time with Harley Quinn. This, along with a ragtag group of villainous misfits played by some of Hollywood's top talent. Still, there is that lingering feeling that DC and Warner Bros. don't quite have the proper footing in launching an epic superhero cinematic universe in line with the McU just yet. Will it falter? Will it rise to the occasion? Or will it prove to be so weird, it garners a healthy, »
Three years ago, the original "Magic Mike" was part of the first wave of the McConaissance. As the older but wiser stripper Dallas, Matthew McConaughey won the Supporting Actor award from the Gotham film critics and there was even talk of an Oscar nomination. However, he took a pass on reprising his role in this summer's sure-fire hit "Magic Mike Xxl." -Break- While McConaughey was doing the rounds to talk up playing Dallas back in 2012, he was already filming "Dallas Buyers Club." Much was made of his dramatic weight loss for that role and he won the Best Actor Oscar in 2013. Since then, he has headlined "Interstellar" for Christopher Nolan, which under performed commercially and critically last year, and the upcoming "Sea of Trees" for Gus Van Sant, which divided the critics in Cannes. Wouldn't he have benefited from the boost of a cameo in this crowd-pleasing blockbuster? Is he in danger of. »
20th Century Fox is pulling out its secret weapon in advertising this summer’s Fantastic Four: a Kanye West track. The hypnotic drumbeats of the killer track play over two brief TV spots for the Josh Trank-directed superhero movie and actually work pretty effectively to help sell the troubled film as a fresher, edgier kind of comic-book movie.
Of course, because this is Fantastic Four, every time the film takes one step toward being accepted by the larger geek community, something makes it take another one back. And that appears to be the case with a new promotional poster debuted by Empire, which delivers a crushing blow to Jamie Bell’s Thing by revealing that the poor guy is missing a little more than just his pants. I don’t know whether to feel worse for him or any potential love interests down the road, but this Thing is clearly missing some… »
- Isaac Feldberg
Perhaps like Christopher Nolan's take on Batman, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies (okay, except the third one), have set a pretty high bar for everyone's favorite webslinger. Try as they did, Sony, Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield couldn't get the mix right on the failed "The Amazing Spider-Man" movies, but Marvel is now getting their crack at Peter Parker, and honcho Kevin Feige knows that he's got a big job ahead. “We’re going to have it be its own thing but some of those Spider-Man films… I think 'Spider-Man 2' is one of the best superhero movies ever, so that’s a lot to live up to,” he told SuperHeroHype. But just how will this new iteration of Spider-Man differ? Well, as has been rumored for the past couple of months, Feige and co. will be drawing on the influence of one of key portraitists of young adult life. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Anghus Houvouras with the five best film franchises…
As we continue to examine the state of Hollywood’s biggest franchises, it’s time to dole out a little love. We’ve looked at the Five Worst Film Franchises and Five Film Franchises on the Fence. It’s time for the Five Best Film Franchises. Yes, there are franchises that deserve love. Movie series that consistently entertain and deliver at the box office. Films that make the concept of franchises more palatable, even when studios are trying to crap garbage like G.I. Joe: Retaliation down you’re throat.
Once again, we are only considering franchises that have films actively in production with two or more installments previously produced.
With that in mind… here’s the best of the best:
1. James Bond
The longest film franchise is still the best. Super-Spy James Bond has been entertaining audiences since the 1960’s with his alcohol fueled sexual exploits. »
- Anghus Houvouras
Grammy winning composer Lorne Balfe creates an action-packed, emotive score for Paramount Pictures’ and Skydance Productions’ Terminator Genisys, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, and Jai Courtney. Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer is the Executive Music Producer.
With the movie building from 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day, including shot-for-shot recreations, Lorne Balfe’s score needed to honor the tradition of the past Terminator films while adding bold, new music to fit the action and emotions of Genisys.
In addition to propelling the action, Balfe’s score needed to tap into the film’s emotional core as it explores themes of freedom and guardianship. “The score contains everything but the kitchen sink. It’s a hybrid score, and although there are these massive action cues, »
- Michelle McCue
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this Funky Friday? An Ohio movie theater accidentally plays Insidious Chapter 3 instead of Inside Out, Chuck Palahniuk reads Fight Club for kids, Mark Wahlberg plays Head Shots with Jimmy Fallon and much more. We also have a crazy stop motion kung fu battle, Spaceballs Lego sets and a fan breaks the Seinfeld set. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Author Chuck Palahniuk has taken his beloved literary and cinematic classic Fight Club and turned it into a kids book... Although it's still not kid-friendly. The author hilariously tries to keep it clean, turning Fight Club into the "Horsing Around Club," but, eventually, he goes »
Earlier this month, June 15th marked the 10th anniversary of Batman Begins, the franchise reboot from director Christopher Nolan that launched the most acclaimed film franchise adaptation of The Caped Crusader to date. So what better time is there to dive behind the scenes of the film that gave Gotham the hero it deserves? A […]
The post Votd: Feature-Length Look Behind the Scenes of ‘Batman Begins’ for 10th Anniversary appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
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