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Deadpool review – crude superhero laughs

9 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ryan Reynold’s smart-talking antihero makes a profanely amusing addition to the X-Men universe

“A fourth wall break inside a fourth wall break? That’s like… 16 walls.” This relentlessly self-referential antihero romp comes on like a slightly smug corporate riposte to Matthew Vaughn’s altogether more anarchic Kick-Ass, flipping the bird at its own heritage (the opening titles tell us that it’s produced by “Ass-hats” and directed by “an overpaid tool”) and cracking wise about how confusing these comic-strip timelines have become, and the cheapskate nature of the ever-expanding X-Men universe. Ryan Reynolds is the potty-mouthed avenger whose life is ruined when enforced mutation robs him of his Hugo Boss chops, leaving him looking “like Freddy Krueger face-fucked a topographical map of Utah”. Limb-lopping sweary ultra-violence ensues, offering a fairly consistent stream of dirty cheap laughs as Deadpool gets rear-ended by bullets and butt-plugs alike, while those around him »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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BAFTA’s British Categories Highlight Next Gen of Talent

11 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite the ever-increasing proximity between the Oscars and the British Academy of Film and Televison Arts awards, Bafta still remains a terrific reminder of the British brand. But the love in this year’s noms has been given to a host of veterans: Ridley Scott, Maggie Smith, Kate Winslet, Julie Walters and Mark Rylance have already notched up a collective 33 Bafta nominations. The British Academy Film Awards take place Feb. 14 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

That’s not to say the fresh blood isn’t there, but perhaps increasing overlap in Oscar and Bafta conversations have limited the expectation for the Brit awards to serve as a platform for discovery.

“Since Bafta has repositioned itself very deliberately and positively to overlap with the Oscar conversation, the consequence has been that the opportunity to profile exciting or emerging talents has been limited,” says British Film Institute Film Fund director Ben Roberts. »

- Diana Lodderhose

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The X-Men Movies Ranked!

11 February 2016 8:50 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Superhero movies are all the rage these days, with endless sequels, spinoffs and team-ups hitting the screen seemingly every month. An argument can be made that the comic-book movie craze can be traced back to 2000 when director Bryan Singer’s X-Men became a box-office smash, raking in just under $300 million worldwide.

There were huge, blockbuster comic book movies before that, but it became apparent with the success of X-Men that superheroes could be profitable for studios. Since then, there have been six more entries in the X-Men universe, all being met with varying box office and critical reception.

With Deadpool now in theaters, we thought it would be the perfect time to look back at the X-Men universe. Here are all seven films based on Marvel’s mutants ranked:

  7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Some might (luckily) forget, but this is actually the first time the movie going audience was introduced to the character of Deadpool. »

- Scott Davis

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10 Actresses Who Made An Unexpected Splash In Popular Franchises

9 February 2016 1:22 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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From comic book romps to space-bound cinema sagas, fans are very protective of their favourite franchises. Most likely whoever is reading this has a strong idea of who should play what in the multitude of graphic novels, fiction ranges, TV shows and movie reboots yet to be squeezed from the cash cow’s teat.

It causes consternation on a volcanic level when a creative team is chosen to adapt the property, and you can practically feel the lava spattering when the casting is announced. Often there’s a warm welcome – I don’t think many would have had a problem with Emily Blunt as Black Widow. Then when she dropped out and Scarlett Johansson entered the frame there weren’t exactly riots in the streets.

Producers tread a fine line between getting someone photogenic in to ensure the male demographic get their asses on seats and honouring the source material. »

- Steve Palace

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'Eddie the Eagle' Super Bowl Commercial Goes for the Gold

4 February 2016 11:23 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, a report surfaced teasing some of the possible movie-related trailers that will air during Super Bowl 50 this Sunday on CBS. While none of these were confirmed by the respective studios, the report claimed that 20th Century Fox was planning "on-the-ground events" for movies such as Eddie the Eagle, X-Men: Apocalypse and Independence Day: Resurgence, which hinted that we may in fact see new footage from these movies during the big game. Just three days before the Super Bowl, 20th Century Fox has officially released its trailer for Eddie the Eagle, which has a football twist.

While the 30-second spot does include footage from the movie, the video reveals that several past and present NFL stars were treated to an advanced screening of Eddie the Eagle, with three iconic quarterbacks offering their thoughts on this true story adaptation. Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees and future »

- MovieWeb

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Bryan Singer’s ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ Lands at Fox

3 February 2016 7:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox has come on board Bryan Singer’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” five months after the director announced that he wanted to helm the movie from his own script.

“20,000 Leagues” will be the fifth film that Singer has directed for Fox, dating back to “X-Men” in 2000. He’s directed three other “X-Men” movies for the studio: “X2,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse,” which opens May 27.

Singer posted a picture of his script for “20,000 Leagues” on his Instagram account on Sept. 17.

“It’s my 50th birthday (ouch), and I just put the finishing touches on the script for my next film. A story I’ve wanted to retell since childhood,” the director wrote. “I promise this will be an epic and emotional adventure for all ages! An adventure very dear to my heart. Not abandoning the #xmen universe. Very excited about #xmenapocalypse and beyond. #julesverne #20000leaguesunderthesea #nemo, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Eddie The Eagle’ review: “One of the most uplifting films we’ve ever seen”

2 February 2016 1:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Eddie The Eagle review: Dexter Fletcher, Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton take on a British sporting icon. Eddie The Eagle review

Eddie The Eagle review by Paul Heath, February 2016.

Dexter Fletcher takes to the slopes for his biggest directorial effort to date with Eddie The Eagle, an uplifting high-flyer that will have you grinning from ear to ear all of the way through.

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards’ name is firmly steeped in Olympic history for his efforts at the Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada in 1988. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, it all starts in the quiet Gloucestershire town of Cheltenham in the late 1970s, where a young boy dreams of glory at the Olympics. After quickly realising that he hasn’t got the ability to compete at the highest level in the big summer games, young Eddie switches sports for the winter type, and in particular, downhill skiing. »

- Paul Heath

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Taron Egerton teases new Kingsman 2 villain, says film will have an “international story”

28 January 2016 1:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kingsman 2, the sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s 2015 sleeper hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, is set to begin filming later this year, and while the film will most likely include another eccentric villain and more brutal but comical action, the people behind the production presumably want to surprise viewers the same way they did with the first film, which means information on the project has been few and far between.

However, Taron Egerton, who played the main character Eggsy in The Secret Service and will be returning for the sequel, seems very exciting about the upcoming film and dropped an update while promoting his new movie, Eddie the Eagle, at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

During an interview with Collider he said, “With Kingsman, we’re shooting in the summer at present. There’s a script, it’s brilliant. Obviously there’s only so much I can say but what I »

- Justin Cook

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‘Kingsman 2’ set to go international, says Taron Egerton

27 January 2016 11:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Taron Egerton led the Eddie The Eagle screening at Sundance this week alongside his co-star Hugh Jackman. The film is apparently getting rave review and we can’t wait to check Dexter Fletcher’s new movie out. There’s a bit of a wait for the biopic, but as the film screened in the snow, Egerton gave an update on the state of Kingsman 2, which will shoot later this year.

Speaking to Collider, the actor said:

“With Kingsman, we’re shooting in the summer at present. There’s a script, it’s brilliant. Obviously there’s only so much I can say but what I can say is that we shot [the first] one all in the U.K., that won’t be the case with the next one. It’s a far more international story, we’re going to some incredible places, and we have a villain to rival Samuel L. Jackson »

- Paul Heath

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Kingsman 2 is "a far more international story"

27 January 2016 10:36 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Taron Egerton also teases that the villain in Kingsman 2 is so good, "I wish I could play it"...

Taron Egerton, shortly to be seen starring the Eddie The Eagle movie, has Tweeted this week that he's having his suit fittings for Kingsman: The Secret Service 2. He's reprising the role of Eggsy in the movie for director Matthew Vaughn, and it's due to shoot shortly.

Egerton has been chatting about the new film too, whilst at the Sundance Film Festival. And it sounds as though Kingsman 2 will be broadening the scope of the story somewhat.

"With Kingsman, we’re shooting in the summer at present", he confirmed. "There’s a script, it’s brilliant. Obviously there’s only so much I can say but what I can say is that we shot [the original] one all in the UK, that won’t be the case with the next »

- simonbrew

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"Kingsman," "Top Gun," "Galaxy" Sequel Updates

27 January 2016 9:25 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A couple of in the works sequels have offered brief updates on their status.

First up the follow-up to Matthew Vaughn's 2015 action-comedy spy film and smash hit "Kingsman: The Secret Service," which is due to begin production shortly ahead of a June 16th 2017 release. The film's star Taron Egerton reprises his role as Eggsy in the follow-up, and speaking at the Sundance Film Festival to Collider, he says:

"With Kingsman, we're shooting in the summer at present. There's a script, it's brilliant. Obviously there's only so much I can say but what I can say is that we shot [the first] one all in the U.K., that won't be the case with the next one. It's a far more international story, we're going to some incredible places, and we have a villain to rival Samuel L. Jackson - this new one is so brilliantly written I wish I could play it. »

- Garth Franklin

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One Major Change Kingsman 2 Will Make Over The Original

27 January 2016 4:47 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When it was released last year, Matthew Vaughn.s hyper-violent R-rated comic book adaptation, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was an unexpected hit. Sure, it looked like fun, but it was way more exciting, violent, and entertaining than most anticipated, and it became a significant hit. With that success, a sequel was always on the way, but according to star Taron Egerton, Kingsman 2 will make some serious changes, including taking the action on the road. Taron Egerton is currently stumping for his upcoming biopic Eddie the Eagle, which sees him costar with Hugh Jackman. But when Collider caught up with him, he took the opportunity to reveal that Kingsman 2 will be a more worldly affair. He said: What I can say is that we shot [the first] one all in the U.K., that won.t be the case with the next one. It.s a far more international story, we »

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The Sweet Reason Why Hugh Jackman Made Sure His Children Saw Eddie the Eagle

27 January 2016 3:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hugh Jackman thinks there's an important reason why kids should see his new movie. Inspired by a true story, Eddie the Eagle, which debuted at a secret screening at the Sundance Film Festival Tuesday night, is an uplifting underdog movie about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an amateur ski-jumper who represented Great Britain at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games. Although Edwards came in last place, he became world-renowned for his daring effort. Jackman, 47, plays Eddie's coach, Bronson Peary, a character created for the movie. "This movie's got such a great message, that you don't have to win to be a winner, »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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The Sweet Reason Why Hugh Jackman Made Sure His Children Saw Eddie the Eagle

27 January 2016 3:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hugh Jackman thinks there's an important reason why kids should see his new movie. Inspired by a true story, Eddie the Eagle, which debuted at a secret screening at the Sundance Film Festival Tuesday night, is an uplifting underdog movie about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an amateur ski-jumper who represented Great Britain at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games. Although Edwards came in last place, he became world-renowned for his daring effort. Jackman, 47, plays Eddie's coach, Bronson Peary, a character created for the movie. "This movie's got such a great message, that you don't have to win to be a winner, »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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Mark Millar Talks Captain America: Civil War And Kingsman: The Secret Service Sequel

27 January 2016 3:11 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The next couple of years are going to be huge for Mark Millar. As well as having several comic book projects in the pipeline, he also has several properties being brought to the big screen. Marvel Studios, meanwhile, are just a few months away from releasing Captain America: Civil War, an adaptation of Millar’s best-selling event series which redefined how stories like that are told.

In a recent interview, the creator was asked just how closely he believes the movie is going to stick to his and Steve McNiven’s story, and while the trailer pointed to some obvious alterations, it sounds like the premise will remain mostly the same:

“They’ve added characters they have the rights to as some of their characters are scattered around different studios, but the main players and their chief lieutenants in this thing are all the same.”

Things are sounding good for Captain America: Civil War then, »

- Josh Wilding

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Taron Egerton teases “international” approach to Kingsman 2

27 January 2016 11:32 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Taron Egerton is currently at the Sundance Film Festival to promote Eddie The Eagle, but as he readies himself to shoot both Robin Hood: Origins and Kingsman 2, the up and coming British actor provided some intriguing new details on what’s to come in the latter. We already know Matthew Vaughn has written the follow-up

The post Taron Egerton teases “international” approach to Kingsman 2 appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Josh Wilding

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Taron Egerton Says Kingsman 2 Will Be An International Affair

27 January 2016 8:48 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Such was the surprising success of Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service that it not only spawned a budding new series at Fox, but its sequel has taken priority on the schedule of one Taron Egerton. Tentatively slated for a release in 2017, the actor’s involvement in Kingsman 2 has effectively placed Lionsgate’s medieval reboot Robin Hood: Origins on the back-burner.

There’s good reason for that slight delay, rest assured. In keeping with the true ‘bigger, bolder, darker’ spirit of movie sequels, Egerton himself recently teased that Kingsman 2 will take the successful, bloodthirsty template of the original sleeper hit and expand it across an international scope.

In attendance at the Sundance Film Festival to promote his role in sports dramedy Eddie the Eagle, Collider quizzed the actor regarding the status of Fox’s follow-up, which is currently eyeing a start date this summer – hence the decision to postpone Robin Hood. »

- Michael Briers

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Taron Egerton Says 'Kingsman 2' Is Going Global

27 January 2016 8:17 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Last year's Kingsman: The Secret Service was a surprise hit. While no one expected it to flop, of course, folks didn't know what to expect. It was based on a graphic novel that hadn't crossed over into the mainstream. It was Rated-r. It starred a fresh face in Taron Egerton and a gentlemen most people associate with either stuffy British dramas or Bridget Jones movies, Colin Firth. So when it came out to mostly-positive reviews, and earned a global haul of $410 million, there was much to celebrate.

Naturally, talk of a sequel sparked, and soon thereafter a follow-up became official. Not much news has come from the production since, but Egerton recently chatted with Collider about what's in store for fans longing for Kingsman 2.

With 'Kingsman,' we’re shooting in the summer at present. There’s a script, it’s brilliant. Obviously there’s only so much I »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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‘Eddie The Eagle’ To Soar In Sundance Surprise Screening

25 January 2016 5:19 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: I’m hearing that Eddie The Eagle will be the top secret screening tomorrow at the Library Theater. The Dexter Fletcher-directed film stars Kingsman: The Secret Service‘s Taron Egerton as Eddie Edwards in the story of Great Britain’s first ski jumper to compete in the Winter Olympics. Hugh Jackman co-stars as his coach Bronson Peary, and Matthew Vaughn’s Marv Films produced. Sean Macauley wrote the script that made the Black List. Fox will release the film… »

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Jason Flemyng To ‘Eat Local’ With Directorial Debut; Charlie Cox Starring

21 January 2016 11:24 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jason Flemyng, best known for his collaborations with Matthew Vaughn and roles in such pics as X-Men: First Class and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, is sinking his teeth into directing with vampire thriller Eat Local. Filming began this week with Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox starring alongside Mackenzie Crook (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Game Of Thrones), actor-writer-director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie The Eagle), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles (Doctor Wh… »

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