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Captain America Has Become Marvel's Go To Guy

25 June 2016 10:11 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

2016 has seen a massive change in the Marvel Universe.  Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of Captain America we have seen a changing of the guard at the lead of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  The character of Captain America was introduced in the comic’s universe in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon.  Created as patriotic superhero who would fight the Axis Powers of World War II to create patriotism in the hearts of young men.  Time and time again the character of Steve Rogers has been pushed aside in the comic universe only to see him come back stronger than before.  Captain America comics were discontinued in 1950 as the public had gotten over the end of World War II only to see his character come back to publication by Marvel Comics in 1964. 

Throughout the years Captain America would headline events in the Avengers series but was cast aside in the »

- Michael Connally

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"Black Panther": The Liberation Of 'Wakanda'

24 June 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ Marvel Comics' "Black Panther" #3, available June 28, 2016 is written by Ta-Nehisi Coates amd illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze, with covers by Stelfreeze, Kyle Baker and Sanford Greene:

"...'The Midnight Angels' continue the liberation of 'Wakanda' with extreme prejudice, while indecisions by 'T'Challa' could cost him more than just the throne..."

The Black Panther was created by writer, editor Stan Lee and penciller, co-plotter Jack Kirby, debuting in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" #52 (July 1966).

Chadwick Boseman portrays Black Panther in "Captain America: Civil War" (2016) and is set to return in "Black Panther" (2018), both set in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'.

Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, "Captain America: Civil War" picks up where "Avengers: Age of Ultron" left off...

"...as 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. 

"But after another international »

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‘All the Way’: How Jay Roach’s Approach to Collaboration Led to Something ‘Joyous’

23 June 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jay Roach for President.

HBO’s gripping docudrama “All the Way” chronicled the ruthlessness of American politics, as captured within a tumultuous eight months during the term of President Lyndon B. Johnson. But behind the scenes, under Roach’s administration, the production couldn’t have been more idyllic.

In the movie, Johnson fights hard to bring more equality to America. On set, Roach, who directed the film, was effortless in creating a more perfect union.

“Jay is like this with everybody,” Bradley Whitford, who played Hubert Humphrey, told IndieWire. “He doesn’t treat the craft services guy any differently than he treats me. One of my pet peeves about Hollywood is that it’s full of lefty, ‘fancy yourself a humanist’ liberals like me and then you get on a movie set and it’s like a 15th century serfdom. People are treating other people like shit because they’re »

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What Does Sebastian Stan Think of a Captain America and Bucky Romance?

22 June 2016 6:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the first three Captain America movies, 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and this year's Captain America: Civil War, it's become clear that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) have quite the unique friendship. It's this friendship that actually lies at the heart of Captain America: Civil War, with Steve refusing to give up on Bucky. There have been some fans who have interpreted this relationship in a much different way, though, which Sebastian Stan recently responded to.

There have been pieces of artwork floating around the Internet which depict both Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes kissing in bed together. Last month, there was even a trending hashtag #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend that started making waves through social media after it was reported that Disney had a startling lack of Lgbtq characters in its movies released during 2015. During a recent interview with GQ, »

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Sebastian Stan Weighs In On Fans Hoping For Romance Between Captain America And Bucky

22 June 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Sebastian Stan's future as Bucky has been left up in the air after the events of Captain America: Civil War, and while speculation is running rampant that he'll reprise the role in Black Panther, the actor remains uncertain about what's next for the character. However, it definitely sounds like he'll return soon enough. "There will be, I just don’t know when," he said of returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "It’s kind of like this weird mystery. It’s fun and nerve-wracking. The best way to describe it is that you just get a phone call one day that’s like “You’re going to report to set.” and off you go. We all get along really well so it’s really fun. My relationship with Anthony Mackie is one of the perks of my life, knowing that man. It’s fun. It’s very collaborative. Everyone knows what the goal is, »

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Justin Chadwick Signing On To Direct Signal Hill Movie

17 June 2016 12:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The developing film project about the infamous Signal Hill case is moving closer to reality, with the news that director Justin Chadwick is in talks to take the helm. The movie will see Marvel star Anthony Mackie play the role of lawyer Johnnie Cochran – who later made a name for himself representing clients such as O.J Simpson and Michael Jackson, but began his career as an advocate for black victims of police brutality.

The Signal Hill case arose in 1981, when Cal State Long Beach football star Ron Settles was arrested for speeding in Los Angeles County, and was later found hanging in his jail cell. While the La police insisted that the cause of Settles’ death was suicide, the family vehemently disagreed, until Johnnie Cochran arranged for the body of the late 21 year-old to be exhumed. Further examination indicated that Settles had been choked to death, and his family »

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Chadwick To Helm Johnnie Cochran Film

15 June 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

British filmmaker Justin Chadwick ("Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Tulip Fever") is in negotiations to helm an untitled biopic about lawyer Johnnie Cochran that stars Anthony Mackie ("Captain America: Civil War") in the role.

David McMillan penned the script which deals with the 1981 wrongful death case of college football star Ron Settles who hung himself in a city jail cell in despair over his arrest for speeding.

Cochran suspected foul play and persuaded the Settles family to request that the body be exhumed for an autopsy, which showed Settles had been choked to death and his family was subsequently awarded $1 million in a civil suit.

Cochran remains best known for his defense of O.J. Simpson in the 1995 murder case and was memorably played by Courtney B. Vance in FX's recent "American Crime Story" series.

Source: Variety »

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Anthony Mackie To Play Johnnie Cochran In Non-o.J. Simpson Related Drama

15 June 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We’re in the midst of a cultural moment about O.J. Simpson. We’re halfway through 2016 and we’ve seen two excellent, long form viewing experiences about his life: FX‘s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and the monumental documentary “O.J. Made In America.” And part of that narrative is lawyer Johnnie Cochran, whose defense […]

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Johnnie Cochran: Anthony Mackie To Play Famed Attorney

14 June 2016 9:05 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Anthony Mackie is ready to play Johnnie Cochran in a biopic. The Avengers and Hurt Locker actor will portray the late defense attorney who was most known for representing O.J. Simpson. Cochran will not be the first historical personality Mackie has portrayed in film or TV. Just this year, he appeared as Martin Luther King, […] »

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Anthony Mackie Is Johnnie Cochran in Signal Hill Biopic

14 June 2016 7:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After starring as The Falcon for the third time in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, Anthony Mackie is lining up a much different project. The actor has come aboard to star as legendary defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran in an untitled project centering on his landmark Signal Hill police brutality case in 1981. Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) has come aboard to direct the Johnnie Cochran Signal Hill Project, which is being set up by The Firm.

Deadline has the news on this project, which will center on the case that put Johnnie Cochran on the map. While the lawyer is most well known for his work in the O.J. Simpson trial, he first made a name for himself with a 1981 police brutality case in the Los Angeles County neighborhood of Signal Hill. The lawyer represented Cal State Long Beach football star Ron Settles, who had been arrested for speeding in Signal Hill. Shortly after his arrest, he was found hung in his cell, which the police called a suicide.

After persuading the family to exhume Ron Settles' body, an autopsy showed that he had in fact been choked to death. The family was awarded a $765,000 civil settlement and the town's police chief resigned although no one was charged in Ron Settles' death. The Signal Hill case is one of many throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s that lead to reform in how police departments handle prisoners.

Justin Chadwick is directing from a script by David McMillan, with Anthony Mackie producing alongside Jason Spire and Robbie Brenner, whose company The Firm is financing and producing. Kevin McKeon and Jeff Kwatinetz will also produce, with David McMillan set to executive produce. Justin Chadwick most recently directed Tulip Fever and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Anthony Mackie most recently starred in Captain America: Civil War and the HBO movie All the Way, where he portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. alongside Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson. The actor is believed to be returning as The Falcon for the Avengers: Infinity War movies, which start production in November. It isn't known when filming will begin on this untitled Johnnie Cochran/Signal Hill movie, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as more details come in. »

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Justin Chadwick to Direct Anthony Mackie in Johnnie Cochran Biopic

14 June 2016 5:52 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Based on the laywer's high profile 1981 police brutality case

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Anthony Mackie’s Johnnie Cochran Movie Draws ‘Mandela’ Director

14 June 2016 3:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British director Justin Chadwick is in negotiations to helm Anthony Mackie’s untitled Johnnie Cochran biopic.

Chadwick directed 2013’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” “The Other Boleyn Girl” and the upcoming “Tulip Fever.” David McMillan penned the script for the Cochran project.

The film will be centered on the 1981 wrongful death case of college football star Ron Settles. Signal Hill police ruled that Settles had hung himself in a city jail cell in despair over his arrest for speeding, but Cochran suspected foul play and persuaded the Settles family to request that the body be exhumed for an autopsy, which showed Settles had been choked to death.

The Settles family was subsequently awarded $1 million in a civil suit against the Southern California city. Cochran is best known for his defense of O.J. Simpson in the 1995 murder case in which Simpson was acquitted.

Robbie Brenner, The Firm’s president of film, will produce along with Mackie and Jason Spire. Jeff Kwatinetz will be exec producer, along with McMillan.

Mackie was most recently seen in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Chadwick is represented by UTA. Mackie is repped by UTA and Inspire.

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Anthony Mackie’s Untitled Johnnie Cochran Film Finds Director

14 June 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Justin Chadwick is in talks to direct the still-untitled Johnnie Cochran movie starring Anthony Mackie, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Mackie will star as Cochran in the movie focusing on the wrongful death case of college football player Ron Settles, who was found severely beaten and hanging in his cell after he was arrested in 1981. Cochran, however, is best known for representing O.J. Simpson in his murder case in 1995. “It’s a huge opportunity,” Mackie told TheWrap about the role in May. “People know Johnnie Cochran as the O.J. lawyer, but Cochran changed the face of civil. »

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Helmer Justin Chadwick, Anthony Mackie Team On Johnnie Cochran Signal Hill Pic

14 June 2016 3:07 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Justin Chadwick is making a deal to direct the untitled film about the landmark Signal Hill police brutality case in 1981 that has Anthony Mackie playing attorney Johnnie Cochran. The script is by David McMillan, and the film is backed by The Firm. Mackie and Jason Spire will produce with Robbie Brenner, and Kevin McKeon and Jeff Kwatinetz will also produce. McMillan is exec producer. Chadwick most recently helmed Tulip Fever and Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedo… »

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13 great modern thriller directors

14 June 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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They’ve made some of the best thrillers of the past six years. We list some of the best modern thriller directors currently working...

Director Guillermo del Toro once described suspense as being about the withholding of information: either a character knows something the audience doesn’t know, or the audience knows something the character doesn’t. That’s a deliciously simple way of describing something that some filmmakers often find difficult to achieve: keeping viewers on the edges of their seats.

The best thrillers leave us scanning the screen with anticipation. They invite us to guess what happens next, but then delight in thwarting expectations. We can all name the great thriller filmmakers of the past - Alfred Hitchcock, Carol Reed, Brian De Palma - but what about the current crop of directors? Here’s our pick of the filmmakers who’ve made some great modern thrillers over the past six years - that is, between the year 2010 and the present.

Jeremy Saulnier - Blue Ruin, Green Room

To think there was once a time when Jeremy Saulnier was seriously quitting the film business.

“To be honest," Saulner told us back in 2014, “Macon and I had really given up on our quest to break into the industry and become legitimate filmmakers. So what we were trying to do with Blue Ruin was archive our 20 year arc and bring it to a close. Really just revisit our stomping grounds and use locations that were near and dear to us and build a narrative out of that.”

Maybe this personal touch explains at least partly why Blue Ruin wound up getting so much attention in Cannes in 2013, signalling not the end of Saulnier and his star Macon Blair’s career, but a brand new chapter. But then again, there’s more than just hand-crafted intimacy in Saulnier’s revenge tale; there’s also its lean, minimal storytelling and the brilliance of its characterisation. Blue Ruin is such an effective thriller because its protagonist is so atypical: sad-eyed, inexperienced with guns, somewhat soft around the edges, Macon Blair’s central character is far from your typical righteous avenger.

Green Room, which emerged in the UK this year, explores a similar clash between very ordinary people and extraordinary violence. A young punk band shout about anarchy and aggression on stage, but they quickly find themselves out of their depth when they’re cornered by a group of bloodthirsty neo-Nazis. In Saulnier’s films, grubby, unseemly locations are matched by often beautiful locked-off shots. Familiar thriller trappings are contrasted by twists of fortune that are often shocking.

Denis Villeneuve - Sicario, Prisoners

Here’s one of those directors who can pack an overwhelming sense of dread in a single image: in Sicario, his searing drug-war thriller from last year, it was the sight of tiny specks of dust falling in the light scything through a window. That single shot proved to be the calm before the storm, as Villeneuve unleashed a salvo of blood-curdling events: an attempted FBI raid on a building gone horribly awry. And this, I think, is the brilliance of Villeneuve’s direction, and why he’s so good at directing thrillers like Sicario or 2013’s superb Prisoners - he understands the rhythm of storytelling, and how scenes of quiet can generate almost unbearable tension.

Another case in point: the highway sequence in Sicario, where Emily Blunt’s FBI agent is stuck in a traffic jam outside one of the most violent cities in the world. Villeneueve makes us feel the stifling heat and the claustrophobia; something nasty’s going to happen, we know that - but it’s the sense of anticipation which makes for such an unforgettable scene.

Prisoners hews closely to the template of a modern mystery thriller, but it’s once again enriched by Villeneuve’s expert pacing and the performances he gets out of his actors. Hugh Jackman’s seldom been better as a father on the hunt for his missing child, while Jake Gyllenhaal mesmerises as a cop scarred by his own private traumas.

Lynne Ramsay - We Need To Talk About Kevin

Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin may be the most effective psychological thriller of recent years. About the difficult relationship between a mother (Tilda Swinton) and her distant, possibly sociopathic son (Ezra Miller), Ramsay’s film is masterfully told from beginning to end - which is impressive, given that the source novel by Lionel Shriver is told via a series of letters. Ramsay takes the raw material from the book and crafts something cinematic and highly disturbing: a study of guilt, sorrow and recrimination. Tension bubbles even in casual conversations around the dinner table. Miller is an eerie, cold-eyed blank. Swinton is peerless. One scene, in which Swinton’s mother comes home in the dead of night, is unforgettable. Here’s hoping Ramsay returns with another feature film very soon.

Morten Tyldum - Headhunters

All kinds of thrillers have emerged from Scandinavia over the past few years, whether on the large or small screen or in book form. Morten Tyldum’s Headhunters is among the very best of them. The fast-paced and deliriously funny story of an art thief who steals a painting from the wrong guy, Headhunters launched Tyldum on an international stage - Alan Turing drama The Imitation Game followed, and the Sony sci-fi film Passengers is up next. It isn’t hard to see why, either: Headhunters shows off Tyldum’s mastery of pace and tone, as his pulp tale hurtles from intense chase scenes to laugh-out-loud black comedy.

Joel Edgerton - The Gift

Granted, Joel Edgerton’s better known as an actor, having turned in some superb performances in the likes of Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty and Warror. But with a single film - The Gift, which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in - Edgerton established himself as a thriller filmmaker of real promise. About a successful, happily married couple whose lives are greatly affected by an old face from the husband’s past, The Gift is an engrossing, unsettling movie with superb performances from Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall as well as Edgerton.

A riff on the ‘killer in our midst’ thrillers of the 80s and 90s - The Stepfather, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle and so on - The Gift is all the more effective because of its restraint. We’re never quite sure who the villain of the piece is, at least at first - and Edgerton’s use of the camera leaves us wrong-footed at every turn. The world arguably needs more thrillers from Joel Edgerton.

If you haven’t seen The Gift yet, we’d urge you to track it down.

David Michod - Animal Kingdom

The criminals at play in this true-life crime thriller are all the more chilling because they’re so mundane - a bunch of low-level thieves, murderers and gangsters who prowl around the rougher parts of Melbourne, Australia. Writer-director David Michod spent years developing Animal Kingdom, and it was worth the effort: it’s an intense, engrossing film, for sure, but it’s also a believable glimpse of the worst of human nature. Ben Mendelsohn and Jacki Weaver play villains of different kinds; the latter a manipulative grandmother who looks over her brood of criminals, the former a spiteful thief. Crafting moments of incredible tension from simple exchanges, Michod launched himself as a formidable talent with this feature debut.

Ben Affleck - The Town, Argo

Affleck’s period drama-thriller Argo won all kinds of awards, but we’d argue his earlier thrillers were equally well made. Gone Baby Gone was a confident debut and an economical adaptation of Dennis LeHane’s novel. The Town, released in 2010, was a heist thriller that made the most of its Boston setting. One of its key scenes - a bank robbery in which the thieves wear a range of bizarre outfits, including a nun’s habit - is masterfully staged. With Affleck capable of teasing out great performances from his actors and staging effective set-pieces, it’s hardly surprising he’s so heavily involved in making at least one Batman movie for Warner - as well as playing the hero behind the mask.

Anton Corbijn - The American, A Most Wanted Man

The quiet, almost meditative tone of Anton Corbijn’s movies mean they aren’t necessarily to everyone’s taste, but they’re visually arresting and almost seductive in their rhythm and attention to detail. Already a celebrated photographer, Corbijn successfully crossed over into filmmaking with Control, an exquisitely-made drama about Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis. Corbijn took a markedly different direction with The American, a thriller about an ageing contract killer (George Clooney) who hides out in a small Italian town west of Rome. Inevitably, trouble eventually comes calling.

Corbijn’s direction remains gripping because he doesn’t give us huge action scenes to puncture the tension. We can sense the capacity for violence coiled up beneath the hitman’s calm exterior, and Corbijn makes sure we only see rare flashes of that toughness - right up until the superbly-staged climax.

A Most Wanted Man, based on the novel by John le Carre, is a similarly astute study of an isolated yet fascinating character - in this instance, the world-weary German intelligence agent Gunther Bachmann, brilliantly played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Tragically, the film proved to be one of the last before Hoffman’s death in 2014.

Paul Greengrass - Green Zone, Captain Phillips

Mention Greengrass’ name, and the director’s frequent use of handheld cameras might immediately spring to mind. But time and again, Greengrass has proved a master of his own personal approach - you only have to look at the muddled, migraine-inducing films of his imitators to see how good a director Greengrass is. Part of the filmmakers’ visual language rather than a gimmick, Greengrass’ camera placement puts the viewer in the middle of the story, whether it’s an amnesiac agent on the run (his Bourne films) or on a hijacked aircraft (the harrowing United 93). While not a huge hit, Green Zone was an intense and intelligent thriller set in occupied Iraq. The acclaimed Captain Phillips, meanwhile, was a perfect showcase for Greengrass’ ability to fuse realism and suspense; the true story of a merchant vessel hijacked by Somali pirates, it is, to quote Greengrass himself, “a contemporary crime story.”

John Hillcoat - Lawless, Triple 9

We can’t help thinking that, with a better marketing push behind it, Triple 9 could have been a much bigger hit when it appeared in cinemas earlier this year. It has a great cast - Chiwetel Ejiofor, Norman Reedus, Anthony Mackie and Aaron Paul as a group of seasoned thieves, Kate Winslet cast against type as a gangland boss - and its heist plot rattles along like an express train.

Hillcoat seems to have the western genre pulsing through his veins, and he excels at creating worlds that are desolate and all-enveloping, whether his subjects are period pieces (The Proposition, Lawless) or post-apocalyptic dramas (The Road). Triple 9 sees Hillcoat make an urban western that is both classic noir and entirely contemporary; his use of real cops and residents around the film’s Atlanta location give his heightened story a grounding that is believable in the moment. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in the scene in which Casey Affleck’s cop breaches a building while hunkered down behind a bullet-proof shield. Hillcoat places us right there in the scene with Affleck and the cops sneaking into the building behind him; we sense the claustrophobia and vulnerability.

Hillcoat explained to us in February that this sequence wasn’t initially written this way in the original script; it changed when the director and his team discovered how real-world cops protect themselves in real-world situations. In Triple 9, research and great filmmaking combine to make an unforgettably intense thriller.

Jim Mickel - Cold In July

Seemingly inspired by such neo-Noir thrillers as Red Rock West and Blood Simple, 2014‘s Cold In July is a genre gem from director Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are). Michael C Hall plays an ordinary guy in 80s America who shoots an intruder who breaks into his home, and becomes drawn into a moody conspiracy that takes in crooked cops, porn and a private eye (who's also keen pig-rearer) played by Don Johnson. Constantly shifting between tones, Mickel’s thriller refuses to stick to genre expectations. In one scene, after Hall shoots the burglar dead, Mickel’s camera lingers over the protagonist as he cleans up the blood and glass. It’s touches like these that make Cold In July far more than a typical thriller.

Mickel’s teaming up with Sylvester Stallone next; we’re intrigued to see what that partnership produces.

Martin Scorsese - Shutter Island

As a filmmaker, Scorsese needs no introduction. As a director of thrillers, he’s in a class of his own: from Taxi Driver via the febrile remake of Cape Fear to the sorely underrated Bringing Out The Dead, his films are full of suspense and the threat of violence. Shutter Island, based on the Dennis LeHane novel of the same name, saw Scorsese plunge eagerly into neo-noir territory. A murder mystery set in a mental institution on the titular Shutter Island, its atmosphere is thick with menace. Like a combination of Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man and Adrian Lyne’s cult classic Jacob’s Ladder, Shutter Island’s one of those stories where we never know who we can trust - even the protagonist, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

David Fincher - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl

After the trial by fire that was Alien 3, David Fincher found his footing in the 90s with such hits as Seven and The Game. In an era where thrillers were in much greater abundance, from the middling to the very good, Seven in particular stood out as a genre classic: smartly written, disturbing, repulsive and yet captivating to look at all at once. Fincher’s affinity for weaving atmospheric thrillers continued into the 2010s, first with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, a superb retelling of Stieg Larsson’s book which didn’t quite find the appreciative audience deserved, and Gone Girl, an even better movie which - thankfully - became a hit.

Based on Gillian Flynn’s novel (and adapted by the author herself), Gone Girl is both a gripping thriller and a thoroughly twisted relationship drama. Fincher’s mastery of the genre is all here: his millimetre-perfect composition, seamless touches of CGI and subtle yet effective uses of colour and shadow. While not a straight-up masterpiece like the period thriller Zodiac, Gone Girl is still a glossy, smart and blackly funny yarn in the Hitchcock tradition. If there’s one master of the modern thriller currently working, it has to be Fincher.

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"Captain America: Civil War" - 'Black Widow' Footage

13 June 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ more 'Black Widow' action sequences from Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War":

Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, "Captain America: Civil War" picks up where "Avengers: Age of Ultron' left off...

"...as 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity.

"But after another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage...

"...political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. 

"The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain..."

Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie...

...Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle,,,

...Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, "Captain America: Civil War" opened May 6, 2016.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Captain America: Civil War"...

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"Captain America: Civil War" - 'Black Panther' Footage

11 June 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ the best 'Black Panther' sequences from Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War":

Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, "Captain America: Civil War" picks up where "Avengers: Age of Ultron' left off...

"...as 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. 

"But after another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage...political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. 

"The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain..."

Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, "Captain America: Civil War" opened May 6, 2016.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Black Panther' in "Captain America: Civil War"...

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- Michael Stevens

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"Captain America: Civil War" - 'Ant-Man' Footage

11 June 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ the best 'Ant-Man' sequences from Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War":

Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, "Captain America: Civil War" picks up where "Avengers: Age of Ultron' left off...

"...as 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. 

"But after another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage...political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. 

"The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain..."

Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, "Captain America: Civil War" opened May 6, 2016.

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"Captain America: Civil War" - 'Spider-Man' Footage

10 June 2016 10:36 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ all the best 'Spider-Man' sequences from Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War":

Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, "Captain America: Civil War" picks up where "Avengers: Age of Ultron' left off...

"...as 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. 

"But after another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage...political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. 

"The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain..."

Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, »

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Captain America Star Explains How Civil War Got Made

7 June 2016 2:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though Captain America: Civil War has only been out for about a month, it is hard to imagine the Marvel Cinematic Universe without it. But there was a time not too long ago where fans were still just hoping that maybe someday the famous comic book storyline would be adapted to film. Cap himself Chris Evans was at Wizard World Philadelphia over the weekend and gave some really cool inside details about how the film came to be.

Speaking with ComicBook.com at a panel during the convention, the subject of how Civil War got made came about. Evans was joined onstage by his fellow castmates Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie. When asked about it, Evans really opened up and had quite a bit to say, and as it turns out, it was naturally Kevin Feige's idea.

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