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“Zack, listen to me. This is how you direct a movie. I’m Batman.”
That’s the main focus for this August edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show. In it, our esteemed panel debate the San Diego Comic Con 2015 news, picking a definitive (well, kind of) winner of the three-day geek-fest.
There’s also a special chat with Harrison Ford, Jj Abrams, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and more about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a Suicide Squad trailer breakdown (revealing who The Joker Really Is torturing at the end of the teaser) and an exclusive interview with Nat Wolff and John Green about their new movie Paper Towns.
And, as always, the panel pick their movies of the »
- Oli Davis
"He's down there and he's toughing it out. He's a super human being. He's literally lying there making jokes," said Abrams, who was trying to help free Ford from underneath a hydraulic door at the time.
"This door had gone down, and I'm trying to help lift it up – because that's the kind of guy I am. I'm trying to lift up this door and I feel this pop in my back. I'm like, 'Uh, that's weird'."
Abrams found out that the pop meant he'd broken a bone in his back when he went to see a doctor a couple of days later. »
While everyone on the planet heard about Harrison Ford breaking his leg on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, no one reported on the other injury that happened as a result of the widely reported accident. According to director J.J. Abrams, he literally broke his back trying to help out his leading man. Don't worry, it wasn't as serious as it sounds. And the director was able to continue working through the pain.
J.J. Abrams serves as a producer on this weekend's blockbuster release Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. He stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to not only promote the sequel, but also say good-bye to the host who is leaving very soon. While J.J. Abrams still won't go into specific detail about Star Wars: The Force Awakens or its plot, he did share an interesting behind-the-scenes account of the day Harrison Ford got »
It's official! The Deadpool trailer will arrive this Tuesday, August 4th. And it will be coming in both the gory, blood-soaked R rated red band version that is full of vulgar language and intense violence. As well as the family friendly, all-ages green band trailer that Ryan Reynolds can proudly show off to the kids at the many hospitals he frequents as part of the Make a Wish Foundation. Yes, everyone is going to get their wish this Tuesday! And it promises to be glorious!
Since Comic-Con kicked off earlier this month, 20th Century Fox has kept it's upcoming Marvel superhero movies in everyones peripheral vision. There has been a constant flood of both Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse images. We keep hearing updated story details. And there's even been a bit of controversy. First, the reveal of Apocalypse has kept a healthy dialogue going, with many fans appalled at Oscar Isaac's very blue appearance. »
At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, HBO adds new movies and TV shows to HBO Go and HBO Now. Here is a quick list of several titles you might be interested in. Some of these may have been on HBO previously, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below.The one HBO wants you to watch: Show Me a Hero The Wire creator David Simon returns to HBO with a six-part series based on the battle over public housing in 1980s Yonkers. Oscar Isaac stars as Nicholas Wasicsko, who served as mayor during a citywide fight over desegregation and myriad other issues. Simon is not a fan of critiquing, or even conceiving of, television on an episode-by-episode basis, so don’t expect much closure from the first third of Show Me a Hero. Do expect »
- Jackson McHenry
Earlier today, we showed you new X-Men: Apocalypse photos, which featured several mutants such as Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender). If those weren't enough for you, then perhaps the latest set photo from director Bryan Singer will do the trick. This image from the Montreal set features the director doing his best "air guitar" with what is assumed to be an Archangel prop. It's possible that this object, which looks like part of the character's wing, could be one of the super-sharp projectiles Archangel shoots from the forearms of his metallic suit in the comic books. But that has not been confirmed. This is the first time Archangel has been referred to by name, instead of Angel, although we don't get to see the actor who portrays him, Ben Hardy, in this photo.
Most fans assumed that Angel, a character first confirmed with a concept »
Ex MacHina was a classy slice of cerebral sci-fi with a literary-cinematic heritage stretching back through Blade Runner and Metropolis to Frankenstein. Director Alex Garland made an impressive debut behind camera, effectively directing with remote, minimal style. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander excelled in the film’s most important role as the sleek, sexy robot who struggles to come to terms with her humanity (or lack of it), giving a performance more about intuition and gesture than dialogue. The only real special effect in the film was the presentation of Ava with a human face, but mostly composed of wires and a partly transparent body, and it was seamless. An electro soundtrack by Geoff Barrow added to the retro sci-fi air of Ex MacHina, a terrific film. Now, Ex MacHina is available on DVD and We Are Movie Geeks wants to give away three copies. Not only that, we want to »
- Tom Stockman
“There was some resistance … the political hierarchy felt a little uncomfortably, at first, until they saw benefit in way we were using the Yonkers experience as emblematic what else is being faced in the nation,” William Xorzi says of HBO’s new six-part miniseries Show Me A Hero, which he co-wrote with David Simon. Shot on location, the mini tells the story of Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Isaac), the youngest big-city mayor in the nation who finds himself thrust into the center… »
More images from next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse have come online, courtesy of Empire, giving us another great look at Bryan Singer’s fourth time at the x-bat. While a new shot of Oscar Isaac’s titular villain doesn’t do anything at all to alleviate the comparisons to Power Ranger’s Ivan Ooze, we’re also privy to new images of returning players Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence (her wardrobe showing off the movie’s 80’s setting), Lucas Till, Rose Byrne, and Nicholas Holt, and newcomers Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan as the new look Jean Grey and Cyclops. X-Men: Apocalypse is released May 27th 2016. »
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Earlier this month, the look of Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse was revealed via Entertainment Weekly, and if you thought it looked pretty horrendous, you were not alone. Inevitable comparisons were made to the Power Rangers and it looks as though word as reached the director's ears. Bryan Singer recently spoke with ScreenCrush about the look of the costume and how it compares to the comics. Bryan... Read More »
- Sean Wist
The descriptively destructive sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse certainly took on quite the challenge when tackling its titular antagonist. While the comic book designs seemed unfeasible to adapt in a live-action capacity, director Bryan Singer reveals the mindset behind the character.s rather peculiar look in the film. In the latest issue of Empire, Singer discusses the audaciously ostentatious outfit sported by the supremely powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, a.k.a. Apocalypse played by a makeup and prosthetic-packed Oscar Isaac. A rather far cry from the duds of the character.s comic book counterpart, Singer reveals a more practical pastiche approach that also hearkens back to the character.s Egyptian roots. As Singer explains: He'll be very similar to images in the comic. There's obviously something very futuristic and yet ancient to the design of both his costume and his physicality. The original comic book design of Apocalypse was likely an »
Backstage University offers professional actors weekly opportunities to boost their contacts and improve their auditioning skills. Coming up next week, work on-camera with an associate from one of New York’s biggest casting offices, perform a song or monologue for a busy boutique agent, and meet with a powerhouse office known for major feature film projects. Coming up Monday, Aug. 3, we are welcoming Telsey & Co. casting associate Conrad Woolfe for an on-camera intensive. Telsey is one of New York’s largest, oldest, and most respected offices, with recent credits including Meryl Streep’s upcoming “Ricki and the Flash” and “A Most Violent Year” starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac. Woolfe is a first-time guest at Backstage University and will be working with actors on their on-camera audition technique. Find out what you’re doing right (and what you can improve) with this major New York office. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, senior »
The latest issue of Empire is being quite generous with new photos. Yesterday, we got to see 8 never-before-seen images from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today, we get a sneak peek at another highly anticipated superhero movie hitting in 2016. The magazine has debuted three new photos from X-Men: Apocalypse. Plus a high-res version of a still we've seen before that has caused some controversy.
So, it's safe to say that, a few weeks removed from Comic-Con, the look of X-Men: Apocalypse's main villain has not sat well with fans. Oscar Isaac plays the world's first known Mutant, an evil force awakened from his Egyptian tomb who goes on a quest to collect his four horsemen. In this latest high-res still, we get the same select moment that we previously saw. Oscar Isaac is flanked by Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn), who both look great. Yet, he »
After delivering a batch of images from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Empire has now debuted some new stills from another of next year’s superhero offerings in X-Men: Apocalypse, featuring Rose Byrne (Moia MacTaggert), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Lucas Till (Havok), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse) and Olivia Munn (Psylocke)…
See Also: Byran Singer shares new set photo from X-Men: Apocalypse
See Also: Oscar Isaac doesn’t look like Apocalypse – and it doesn’t matter
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, 2016 in the UK and May 27th, 2016 in the States. The cast includes X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) and Lucas Till (Havok) along with newcomers Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner »
- Gary Collinson
If there was ever any doubt about Bryan Singer’s commitment to practical effects for X-Men: Apocalypse, the director’s latest Instagram post should put any lasting doubts to bed. Showcasing a towering statute of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the afterlife, the image wouldn’t look out of place in a modern-day rendition of Indiana Jones, and it’s evident that Singer and his creative team are pulling no punches when it comes to recreating the sun-kissed home of Oscar Isaac’s titular menace.
Granted, as we learned a fortnight ago, Fox will also be implementing green screen shots into the backdrop of these scenes – largely filmed in and around the Egyptian capital of Cairo – though the fact that the production built a portion of the environment will make a marked difference when the final product lands in cinemas next summer.
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- Michael Briers
It's apparent that Singer won't be over-relying on CGI environments for X-Men: Apocalypse, as this latest Instagram pic of a huge statue of the Egyptian God of the desert, Set, confirms. We know En Sabah Nur hails from Egypt, so it's assumed these sets will be used for his origin story, or perhaps somewhere he returns to over the course of the film. This takes me back to #raidersofthelostark #notallgreenscreen #xmen #xmenapocalypse A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:08am Pdt Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), with Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), with Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert), Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse) and many others. The movie opens on May 27, 2016. »
As was his custom on Days Of Future Past, Bryan Singer has been offering peeks behind the scenes of his latest project, X-Men: Apocalypse via social media. Today’s entry in the Bryan Singer: Unofficial Promotional Intern series features a look at one of the big practical sets built for the movie. This takes me back to #raidersofthelostark #notallgreenscreen #xmen #xmenapocalypseA photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:08am PDTIt appears not all of Apocalypse’s (Oscar Isaac) world will be built using green screen and visual effects trickery. The director’s shots have showcased some of the practical work on display, including a ruined Cairo street and, of course, the halls of Charles Xavier’s (James McAvoy) School For The Gifted.The latest movie finds ancient, supremely powerful mutant Apocalypse awakening in the 1980s and deciding that the era of Regan, Thatcher, New Coke and »
With production on X-Men: Apocalypse still going strong in Montreal, director Bryan Singer has shared yet another photo through his Instagram account, showcasing one of the massive practical sets. The filmmaker is seen being dwarfed by an Egyptian statue. But he wouldn't offer any details about the set itself or how it fits into the X-Men: Apocalypse story. He did say on his social media account that, "This takes me back to #raidersofthelostark #notallgreenscreen #xmen #xmenapocalypse."
This photo comes just a few days after Bryan Singer posted a photo with Sir Patrick Stewart on the set, which fueled speculation that he would return in a cameo role as Charles Xavier. The actor wasn't seen in costume, but he was watching footage with the director and another filmmaker, Jason Reitman, who was putting together a live read of The Big Lebowski at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. It was never »
The picture appears to show off the inside of supervillain Apocalypse’s tomb in the film, an enormous practical set. Singer stands in front of a massive statue of the Egyptian god Anubis.
See Also: Oscar Isaac doesn’t look like Apocalypse – and it doesn’t matter
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, 2016 in the UK and May 27th, 2016 in the States. The cast includes X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) and Lucas Till (Havok) along with newcomers Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm, »
- Justin Cook
Sneak Peek more leaked trailer footage from director Bryan Singer's currently shooting feature, "X-Men: Apocalypse, including younger versions of Marvel Comics' mutants 'Cyclops', 'Jean Grey', 'Jubilee', 'Nightcrawler' and 'Storm':
...and is intended to be the ninth installment in the Fox 'X-Men' film series.
"It will address historical mutant-cy," said Singer about the new film.
"...meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that.
"It's something that's always intrigued me when we think »
- Michael Stevens
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