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This week on Sound On Sight, Simon and Ricky discuss Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, a film with a striking performance from Michael Fassbender, who has to generate emotion without using the actor’s most visible asset: his face. But first we review We Are The Best, directed by Lukas Moodysson and adapted from a semi-autobiographical, Daniel Clowes-style graphic novel by Moodysson’s wife, Coco. In between we discuss various television shows including The Leftovers, The Knick, Bojack Horseman, American Horror Story, The Flash, Gotham and the art of making mix-tapes.
The Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Bop”
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Last month, Ridley Scott gave an update on the status of Prometheus 2, during which he stated that the iconic Xenomorph from his 1979 sci-fi classic Alien was “cooked” and would be absent from the upcoming film as he continues to take the series in another direction. Now Prometheus star Noomi Rapace has shared her thoughts on who could be the antagonist of the follow-up, telling MTV News that:
“God, maybe? Or the devil? I don’t know where [Ridley's] gonna take us but I can’t wait to go there. I don’t know what we’re going to discover. Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. She can’t go to earth, there’s nothing left for her there really. She wants to go where [the Engineers] came from. She wants answers, she wants to know. I feel like I’m sharing her curiosity, but also her anger.”
As yet, there’s »
- Gary Collinson
Courtesy of a script by Cormac McCarthy, Ridley Scott’s 2013 thriller veers wildly between over-the-top satire reminiscent of Terry Southern at his most indelicate and grimly ghoulish violence a la McCarthy’s own "No Country For Old Men." The stellar cast, who seem down for anything, includes Michael Fassbender as the slightly honorable lawyer to an extremely dishonorable drug runner played by Javier Bardem. Brad Pitt drops in for a charming cameo as a doomed business associate but the film will be best remembered for Cameron Diaz as the crime lord’s girlfriend who reminds us you can’t spell “carnal” without “car”. »
- Trailers From Hell
It looks like Suicide Squad isn't the only comic book movie that Tom Hardy is up for. According to The Wrap, the British actor is also up for the role of the villain Apocalypse in director Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse!
At one point Hardy was rumored to be up for the role of Doctor Strange, but it seems like that ship has sailed, and he's not on it. One thing for sure is, it looks like he's going to be attached to another comic book project in the near future. This wouldn't be the first time either, as he also played Bane in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.
I think Hardy would be great in both Suicide Squad and X-Men: Apocalypse. But if I had to choose to see him in one of those it would have to be as Apocalypse, because he would freakin' be awesome in that role! »
- Joey Paur
The character, created by Louise and Walter Simonson, first appeared in X-Factor #6 and was glimpsed in the post-credits sequence for X-Men: Days of Future Past (where he was played by Brendan Pedder).
Producer Simon Kinberg recently revealed that Apocalypse will be the final instalment of the X-Men prequel trilogy.
Watch Hugh Jackman »
We’ve already seen a video breakdown of how Bryan Singer brought Quicksilver (Evan Peters) to the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and now we have some prop art of the fan-favorite speedster to check out, courtesy of concept artist Henry Fong (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Pacific Rim)…
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits DVD and Blu-ray in the States on October 14th and in the UK on November 10th. Featuring in the cast are are X-Men veterans Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Lucas Till (Havok), Halle Berry (Storm), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) and Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) alongside franchise newcomers Evan Peters (American Horror Story) as Quicksilver, Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) as Warpath, Omar Sy (The Intouchables) as Bishop, Fan Bingbing (Iron Man 3) as Blink, »
- James Garcia
When director Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects") announced that X-Men: Days of Future Past would include 'Quicksilver' and that Evan Peters ("Kick-Ass") would play the role many people, such as myself, were skeptical. The timing of the announcement seemed especially odd since we already knew Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron had decided to use the speedy-mutant as well. But all doubt surrounding Singer's intentions were tossed out the window when audiences were blown away by the film's Pentagon scene. 'Quicksilver' stole the show as he zipped along the walls of the Pentagon's kitchen with a gleeful smile as he protected his new allies: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy). Below, are designs for the character's customized stereo belt. Concept Art by Henry Fong Ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days »
The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho), 2014.
Directed by Daniel Ribeiro.
A blind teenage boy falls in love with one of his classmates.
There’s a particular branch of film theory that deals entirely with the sense of touch in cinema; about how you experience what the protagonist feels onscreen. Not in some emotional, empathetic way, but as a physical response. The reeds on Russell Crowe’s hands as he wonders through Gladiator’s Elysian fields. The taste of the scrambled eggs at Michael Fassbender’s bedside in Hunger. The knee being caved in by the hammer of Kill List. It’s called ‘haptic visuality‘. In The Way He Looks, it’s ones lips practicing a kiss on the window of a shower.
The film’s title is a pun, so the movie had won points before it began. »
- Oliver Davis
With the number of superhero movies in the pipeline, speculation over who will play what hero and what villain won't be ending any time soon and things are no different today as The Wrap reports Tom Hardy is being sought to play "En Sabah Nur," which means "The First One" and is also the name for the titular villain in X-Men: Apocalypse, a character first introduced in 1986's "X-Factor" comics. I went into greater detail as to who this Apocalypse guy is right here as he's the blue fella you saw during the X-Men: Days of Future Past end credit sequence. To put it simply, he's the world's first mutant. Bryan Singer will return to direct X-Men: Apocalypse for a May 27, 2016 release with Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Jackman all expected to return. As for Hardy, he's also been listed as one of the actors »
- Brad Brevet
If Joel Edgerton has one piece of advice to aspiring actors, it’s this: always be sure to check your inbox.
“I found an email the other day from my old agent in London, that I’d just sort of discarded because I was too busy at the time,” Edgerton recalls on a recent afternoon in New York, looking a tad professorial in full-rimmed glasses and beard. “It was this screenplay for a film by a first-time filmmaker that, if I was interested, I should consider auditioning for.” As it turned out, the filmmaker was Steve McQueen and the movie was “Hunger.”
Well, you win some and you lose some in this business, and lately Edgerton has been chalking up the wins. After back-to-back breakout performances in the Oscar-nominated “Animal Kingdom” (2010) and “Warrior” (2011), the 40-year-old Australian actor and screenwriter has been working nonstop in Hollywood, from his Navy Seal commander »
- Scott Foundas
To celebrate the release of X-men: Days Of Future Past on Digital HD on 20th October and 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on 10th November, we’ve got a exclusive clip from the special features with Bryan Singer and his production team talking about the ever-changing cast and choices! This time, the only way to save the future is to go into the past. Featuring a massive collaboration of legendary actors and the return of director Singer, it’s the most anticipated X-Men adaptation that comes to life in amazing fashion that you’ll have to see to believe.
Join us this Monday night, as X-men: Days Of Future Past is released on Digital HD. You just need to download the film and join the social premiere from 8pm (GMT) on the night using #XMenDigitalHD for the chance to win exclusive prizes!
Check out the clip:
There’s no doubt »
- Dan Bullock
He’s been linked to Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange and Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad in recent days, and now The Wrap is reporting that 20th Century Fox is also courting Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) for one of its own superhero projects, with the site claiming that the British actor is wanted for the role of En Sabah Nur, a.k.a. Apocalypse, in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
Last week, director Bryan Singer revealed that casting is underway on the follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past, so you would expect the primary focus to be on finding an actor to portray the ancient mutant. However, if rumours are true, Hardy may have to make a decision between Apocalypse and Suicide Squad, given that they’re both due for release in 2016 (as is Doctor Strange, but he’s one of several thousand names linked to that particular role).
- Gary Collinson
"...to celebrate the launch of this hit movie’s DVD and Blu-Ray, Hot Toys is delighted to present the new 1/6th scale 'Wolverine Collectible Figure' from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.
"The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted, based on the image of Hugh Jackman as the future Wolverine in the movie featuring a newly developed head sculpt...
"...specially-tailored future Wolverine battle suit with armor parts and Wolverine’s signature metal claws..."
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters and Ellen Page.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "X-Men: Days Of Future Past"...
- Michael Stevens
The layers blurring reality and fantasy run deep with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new film, Birdman, both within the story and in real life. Iñárritu had become known for his trilogy of everything-is-connected mope-fests (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and Babel), and then followed those up with a widely panned film called Biutiful that straightened out the narrative intricacies but still kept all the misery porn. So what to do next? Well, I wouldn’t call it a comeback, just as Birdman’s main character, a struggling actor named Riggan Thomson (played by Michael Keaton) who played an iconic superhero character twenty-five years ago and who is struggling to put on a Broadway adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story, wouldn’t call it a comeback either. Iñárritu’s wild meta-commentary comedy Birdman instead eschews categorization and proudly defines itself as an unconventional tour de force.
Taking place completely in and around the St. »
- Sean Hutchinson
To celebrate the launch of this hit movie’s DVD and Blu-Ray, Hot Toys is delighted to present the new 1/6th scale Wolverine Collectible Figure from X-Men: Days of Future Past. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Hugh Jackman as the future Wolverine in the movie featuring a newly developed head sculpt, specially-tailored future Wolverine battle suit with armor parts and Wolverine’s signature metal claws. X-Men: Days of Future Past's huge all-star cast includes Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters and Ellen Page, and the "inbetweenquel" went on sale digitally and on DVD and Blu-ray a little earlier this month. »
Why bother going out to the multiplex when the movies you want to see are on Netflix? Whether it's a classic weepie like "An Affair to Remember," an Audrey Hepburn movie, a Jane Austen favorite or "Clueless" (again), here are some of the best chick flicks streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)
1. "13 Going on 30" (2004)
Who doesn't love a good time-traveling romantic comedy, especially one with a big "Thriller" dance showstopper?
2. "An Affair to Remember" (1957)
3. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)
4. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004)
The sequel finds Bridget (Renee Zellweger) in Thailand, where she's tempted to stray with ex »
- Sharon Knolle
The actor hinted at an original take on the X-Man for Bryan Singer's next outing in 20th Century Fox's franchise.
He also hinted at plans for multiple appearances in the expanding franchise for Remy LeBeau.
"I don't want to give too much away because we don't know that much right now other than who Gambit is," Tatum told MTV. "We really do want to try our hardest to give something fresh.
"We're obviously going to go to the saving the world superhero movies eventually, but not for the first one."
The movie will see the X-Men face off against the classic villain Apocalypse, a mutant born in Ancient Egypt.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be released »
If you ever fancied yourself as part of Marvel’s team of mutants, then you may want to get yourself down to Sky Studios at the O2 London, as the X-Men Experience is running between now and November 16th to promote the upcoming home entertainment release of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
As part of the interactive experience, you’ll be able to put your mutant powers to the test with a state-of-the-art augmented reality experience and get up close and personal to original props and costumes from the film, including costumes for Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry), Quicksilver (Evan Peters) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender).
Entry to the X-Men Experience is free and it’s open daily between 12 noon and 8pm.
The post X-Men Experience running at London’s O2 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
If you loved X-Men: Days of Future Past over the summer, today is a good day, because the time traveling X-Men franchise mash-up hits Blu-Ray & DVD today. One of the best parts of the film was when Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters, got a chance to show off the potential of his super speedy powers. As Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) are trying to break Magneto (Michael Fassbender) out of a seemingly inescapable prison, Quicksilver goes into his speedy Zen-style state while listening to "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce, and the result is awesome. But how did they make it? Watch! Here's a featurette on making the Quicksilver scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past (via Wired): Here's another short featurette on that awesome Quicksilver scene as well: Be sure to check out this awesome VFX reel from X-Men Days of Future Past too. »
- Ethan Anderton
X-Men: Days of Future Past - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD Director: Bryan Singer Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender,Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart. Full cast + crew Everyone is so focused on the Marvel cinematic universe that people tend to forget that the X-Men cinematic universe is at the top of its game right now. Days of Future Past was a production that seemed like it was destined to fail. It was boasting an absurd amount of characters, it promised to tie together two different timelines, and it had a beloved comic storyline to live up to. Those are all difficult things to pull off, and yet returning director Bryan Singer did it in a big and immensely entertaining way. All the stuff fans feared would go wrong...
- Peter Hall
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