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Oscar Isaac Says Portraying X-men: Apocalypse Villain Is "Basically Playing God"

6 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse is among the many 2016 comic book movies that have recently wrapped principal photography. So, when The Playlist and Paste Magazine caught up with Oscar Isaac in anticipation of his new HBO series Show Me a Hero, the sites asked the Guatemalan actor about his titular supervillain role in the mutant ensemble. "You use different tools, different approaches," said Isaac, when The Playlist asked what he learned from portraying Apocalypse in the upcoming X-Men sequel. "...It was great because there’s an embodiment of such big ideas, you’re not working in the realm of naturalism. And just because something's natural doesn’t mean that it's interesting — and I think Kubrick knew that very well. Sometimes it’s fun to push performance into other places that is not just about the same kind of verité thing. You can go to heightened places in a Greek tragedy »

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Nerd Alert: Spider-Man Vs Deadpool, Uber Goes Mad Max and More

12 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this manic Monday? Uber rolls out new Mad Max: Fury Road-inspired cars, Spider-Man takes on Deadpool in a dance battle and learn how to build a Diy Ghostbusters trap. Suicide Squad also gets remixed with The Dirty Dozen. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Spider-Man Vs Deadpool

Have you ever wanted to see Spider-Man and Deadpool engage in a dance battle? Then you're in luck because Youtuber D Piddy has put together the video you crave. The video doesn't explain why they're both in Los Angeles, and why they somehow meet on a random rooftop, but, regardless, it's still hilarious.

Uber Goes Mad Max: Fury Road

Starting now, you can »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens expected to shift $5 billion of merchandise in first year

12 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We all know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to rake it in at the worldwide box office, with predictions of a $600 million + global opening weekend, and now analyst Tim Nollen has told The Hollywood Reporter that tie-in products for the hotly-anticipated blockbuster could pull in around $5 billion in sales within the first twelve months.

“The Force Awakens could generate $5 billion in consumer merchandise sales in its first year of release, assuming it does better than Cars 2’s $3 billion,” states Nollen. “This would easily net Disney about $500 million in licensing and retail revenue. Cars 2 sold more than $2.8 billion worth of merchandise in its first year alone in 2011, and the original Cars movie sold approximately $10 billion worth of merchandise in its first five years of release. Taking into account the strength of the Star Wars franchise, which has altogether sold over $20 billion worth of licensed goods in its lifetime, »

- Gary Collinson

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Video: Ex Machina – The Fear of Artificial Intelligence

12 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After being a runaway indie hit earlier this year, a new video explores the use of artificial intelligence in the movies, specifically focusing on the Alex Garland film, Ex Machina.

In the video, Garland and his team sit down with The Creators Project to discuss their inspirations for the film, the relation between AI and our own consciousness, and how AI has changed our cultural landscape.

Ex Machina is a sleeper hit this year with standout performances from Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander. Our own J.K. Kinnard said the film was “a superior techno-thriller that asks a lot more questions than it’s willing to answer.”

See the full video below.

Ex Machina | Examining Our Fear of AI from The Creators Project on Vimeo.

The post Video: Ex Machina – The Fear of Artificial Intelligence appeared first on PopOptiq. »

- Zach Dennis

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Interview: Oscar Isaac Talks 'Show Me A Hero' And His Acting Approach For 'X-Men: Apocalypse' & 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

19 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Oscar Isaac is a busy man. Last night marked the finale of the HBO miniseries "Show Me A Hero," and if you've missed it, be sure to track it down on HBO's streaming services or in reruns. Written by David Simon, directed by Paul Haggis, and featuring one of Isaac's finest performances to date, it's the tremendously moving true story of Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko who fought to implement court mandated public housing in the wealthy, mostly white city. Facing political opposition and public anger, Nick put his own personal health and reputation on the line to do what he believed is the right thing. Working with Simon's great script, Isaac creates a complex, compassionate portrait of the former mayor. However, as I said, Oscar Isaac hardly has a moment. In addition to promoting "Show Me A Hero," he recently wrapped work on "X-Men: Apocalypse," he starts shooting "The Promise" with Christian Bale in September, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Promo Art Features Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Rey And More

21 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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As “Force Friday” rapidly approaches, fans are preparing for the onslaught of official Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise to hit shelves all over the world. In the build-up to that event, we’ve had quite a few early leaks, and this latest batch of promo art provides new looks at several of the characters as they’ll appear on various merchandise packaging from September onwards.

In the gallery above you’ll see the sinister Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and some of his First Order Stormtroopers, the saga’s latest doid addition Bb-8, Jakku resident and one of our new young heroes Rey (Daisy Ridley), and last but by no means least, everyone’s favourite walking carpet, Chewbacca.

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You’ll get to see the initial toy reveals before Friday, as things kick off with the first unboxing in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a. »

- Mark Cassidy

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - Lego Commercial

22 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from the new Lego TV commercial supporting director Jj Abrams' "Star Wars" live-action reboot, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens":

Cast of the new film includes Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels...

...Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac...

...Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will be released December 18, 2015.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Let's talk about the end of 'Show Me a Hero'

30 August 2015 7:10 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A few thoughts on the end of "Show Me a Hero" coming up just as soon as we get our clams to go... I said most of what I had to say about this wonderful miniseries before it debuted, but now that all six hours have aired, there are some things that are easier to discuss now. Start with the suicide of Nick Wasicsko, which I inadvertently learned while looking up some details about the Yonkers court case, but which ultimately didn't diminish my appreciation of that part of the story. If anything, knowing where Nick was going to end up made the unwritten "...and I'll show you a tragedy" half of the miniseries' title hit even harder. Nick wasn't the only hero in this story — and, as the miniseries detailed, it was as much the work of all the lawyers involved as it was his attempts to get some »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Force Friday promotional posters

30 August 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few hours ago we brought you a Lego commercial for its upcoming range of Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets [watch it here], and with Force Friday fast approaching we now have a look at some of the promotional posters set to be on display in stores around the globe this coming Friday as Disney and Lucasfilm unleash their merchandising blitz. Of course, they’re not as polished as Drew Struzan’s D23 poster, but they certainly help to build excitement for this Friday. Check them out here…

See Also: Check out Hasbro’s full Star Wars Force Friday catalogue

 

What will you be picking up on Force Friday? Let us know in the comments below…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C- »

- Gary Collinson

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Bb-8 Beeps in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toy Commercial

30 August 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

A commercial for two of the upcoming Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys has popped up on Ebay less than a week before the big onslaught of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens toys arrive in stores on Force Friday aka September 4.

The commercial, embedded below directly from YouTube, features Poe Dameron's (Oscar Isaac) black X-Wing fighter being pursued by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in his command shuttle. It brings back memories of the original Star Wars trilogy when Kenner Star Wars toy commercials ran frequently during cartoons.

"You can build the X-Wing and save the droid (Bb-8)," the ad boasts. "Load the weapons, climb aboard, open the wings, and blast into action...  Watch out, it's Kylo Ren!"

Listen carefully to the commercial and you will hear Bb-8 chirping. Is this how Bb-8 will sound in the finished movie? If it's not exact then I suspect the sounds are pretty close. »

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Check Out The First Commercial For Lego's Upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sets

30 August 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of the most secretive movies out there right now, and whether or not the upcoming merchandise reveal will shed any light on what we should expect from it remains to be seen. For now though, we have this very cool new commercial for the upcoming Lego sets. Will you guys be picking any of these up? Let us know your thoughts below. Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von SydowStar Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. Are you excited? »

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Watch a commercial for Lego’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets

30 August 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This coming Friday is “Force Friday”, a.k.a. the wallet-busting day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise hits the shelves, and to whet our appetites a commercial has arrived online showcasing Lego’s upcoming range of sets for the hotly-anticipated December blockbuster, as well as offering up

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Force Friday promotional posters

See Also: Check out Hasbro’s full Star Wars Force Friday catalogue

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie »

- Gary Collinson

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New Captain America: Civil War footage! Fantastic Four review! – Watch The Flickering Myth Movie Show #7

30 August 2015 5:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Black Widow can punch explosions.

Fantastic…Bore. Fantastic…Fourth Worst Movie Ever Made. Fantastic…4%. Or, as some have taken to calling it, just ‘Four’.

It was the fail story of the Summer, with Twentieth Century Fox’s tentpole superhero blockbuster bombing so hard at the box office, it took out a five-mile stretch of Odeons in the Greater Bexleyheath area. In the September edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, Oli Davis, Rebecca Perfect, Luke Owen and Kat Kourbeti discuss the problems with the movie, the practice of entrusting $100million+ franchises with young, independent filmmakers (think Gareth Edwards on Godzilla and Colin Treverrow on Jurassic World), and who is really to blame for the movie’s failure – Fantastic Four’s director Josh Trank, or the studio that allegedly hamstrung his production?

Fantastic Four also gets to be the first film receiving the Best Bad Reviews treatment – our new series that »

- Oli Davis

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'Star Wars 7' Lego Commercial Shows Poe's X-Wing in Action

29 August 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

People love Lego. People love Star Wars. Put them together, and you get utter madness! And that's the only way to describe what is going to happen this Thursday at one minute past Midnight, when stores open their doors for Force Friday. A tsunami of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise is going to be flooding toy and apparel shelves. And leading the charge will be Lego. A new commercial has arrived, offering just a taste of what we can expect. And at the center is one very unique X-Wing.

New Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets will allow you to build Poe Dameron's (Oscar Isaac) new black X-Wing. This ship is part of the Resistance, a splinter group of the Rebel Alliance attempting to stop the spread of the First Order across the galaxy. The commercial hints at Poe having to save his ball droid Bb- »

- MovieWeb

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In Real World, 'Compton' Not (Anytime Soon) to Break Record as Highest-Grossing Domestic Hit Directed by Black Filmmaker

28 August 2015 4:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Straight Outta Compton' poster. Weekend box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' to beat weak competitors, but still far from being top blockbuster directed by black filmmaker If you thought last weekend was bad at the U.S. and Canada box office, you should see what's in store for this weekend, Aug. 28-30, '15. For starters, only one movie, F. Gary Gray's sleeper hit Straight Outta Compton, is expected to earn more than $10 million. The rest – and that includes Zac Efron, Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, and the Power of (Christian) Prayer – will perform quite powerlessly indeed. In case Straight Outta Compton reaches the box office gurus' estimated $15 million, it will get close to the $140 million mark. Bear in mind there's no guarantee that will happen; despite basically no competition, the drop-off rate of Gray's hip hopping film was steeper than expected last weekend. (See updated weekend box office estimates.) Now, some »

- Zac Gille

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This 'Star Wars 7' Poster Can Be Yours on Force Friday

28 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Next Friday not only marks the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, but it will also be a big day for Star Wars fans around the world. Friday, September 4 is also known as Force Friday, when the first merchandise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for purchase. Several retailers are offering special items for consumers, and today we have word from Star Wars Junk that Toys "R" Us is giving away a special Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster, which you can check out below. But be warned, supplies are limited. You will definitely want to start lining up well before midnight to get your hands on it.

The promo poster features Finn (John Boyega), who is flanked by Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). The poster gives us yet another look at John Boyega's Awol Stormtrooper holding a blue lightsaber, »

- MovieWeb

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - 'Luke Skywalker' Leaked Image

28 August 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new teaser footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", plus take a look @ a leaked image of actor Mark Hamill in costume as 'Luke Skywalker', prepping for a scene on the set :

Cast of the new film also includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony DanielsPeter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley...

...Adam Driver, Oscar IsaacAndy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"...

There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakensA video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt

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- Michael Stevens

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Everything we know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including trailers, cast, release date and spoilers

28 August 2015 6:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jj Abrams hotly-anticipated continuation of the classic space saga, is fast approaching. We're mere months away from heading back to a galaxy far, far away, but there's still plenty of information floating in the ether about this sequel. Here's everything you need to know...

John Boyega is a Jedi and Kylo Ren Isn't a Sith

A video posted by Digital Spy (@digitalspy) on Aug 28, 2015 at 2:55am Pdt

A special Instagram teaser gave us a look at John Boyega's Fin wielding a blue lightsaber, allegedly the one that once belonged to Luke Skywalker. Who trained him? We don't know (possibly Luke), but what is known is that he's facing down Kylo Ren in a forest.

Those who thought that Kylo was a Sith Lord will be surprised to learn that he's in fact a "Knight of Ren". According to Jj Abrams, he works »

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Star Wars Instagram Offers Up Possible The Force Awakens Trailer Tease with New Footage

27 August 2015 10:55 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Lucasfilm and Disney have attracted more attention to the official Star Wars Instagram account by quietly uploading 15 seconds of footage from what might be the next Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer that may or may not be right around the corner.

The footage combines scenes we've seen from previous trailers and TV spots with a couple new shots. The first features Rey (Daisy Ridley) standing in the woods and staring intently with emotion in her eyes toward the sky. Poe Dameron's (Oscar Isaac) rotund astromech droid Bb-8 shifts around behind her.

The second shot, and definitely the money shot, begins with Kylo Ren igniting his lightsaber in the woods as seen in the first The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Then the scene cuts to Finn (John Boyega), standing in the same woods and igniting Luke Skywalker's blue lightsaber to face Ren and looking nervous while doing so. »

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Catch A Quick Look At New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage

27 August 2015 7:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

©Lucasfilm 2015

Today, Instagram announced that – in addition to square posts – you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever.

This morning, Star Wars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation.

As part of this collaboration, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format for the Instagram community.

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The film stars Harrison Ford, »

- Michelle McCue

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