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As Marvel continues to build up excitement for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie – a big budget superhero movie starring little-known Marvel characters – they’re gearing up to make their next little-known big budget movie: Ant-Man.
Having gotten a great director in Edgar Wright and an increasingly interesting cast which includes Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym/Ant-Man, they’ve continued to add big name actors to the movie with Patrick Wilson being the latest star to be cast.
Wilson has superhero movie experience, having previously starred in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen as Nite Owl, and looks to build on that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Or does he? Will he be an ongoing hero or a one-movie villain like Guy Pearce in Iron Man 3? So far, there’s been no word on who Wilson will be playing but, given the number of characters in the Marvel U, »
- Noel Thorne
Week after week, the shelves of local comic book stores nationwide are packed to brim with shiny new comics. Sure you’re a smart cookie and probably have tonnes of grabs already but many books do go unnoticed and its my job to make sure you are getting your moneys worth. I could ramble on for a bit but I sincerely doubt you’re still reading this paragraph and have long since scrolled down to the good bits– So without further to do, enjoy and note this is preference, what’s exciting to me may not be exciting to you and hey friend, I’m Ok with that:
Veil #1 | Pick of the Week
If you see the name ‘Greg Rucka’ anywhere on a comic book, than that comic should already be owned by you. Rucka=quality and that’s why Veil has me all in a tither. When a beautiful »
- Sean Tonelli
The onslaught of TV show adaptations of comic books continues. NBC's drama "Constantine" has cast former "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" star Matt Ryan in the title role of John Constantine, a master of the occult who battles demons and can view the dark underworld parallel to reality.
With so many comic-book characters popping up on TV, it's easy to see them get watered down or lose touch with what they were originally about. While The CW's "Arrow" is a beloved show among its fans, it strays from the source material on a somewhat regular basis. For example, in "Green Arrow," Oliver Queen doesn't kill people. Stephen Amell's version can't really make that claim.
With that in mind, here are a few things that really need to be present in "Constantine" to keep it honest to its roots.
Constantine will fight demons on a weekly basis, which makes sense, but »
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 05:40
The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...
The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.
Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...
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Drafthouse Films has snapped up North American rights to Sundance winner "20,000 Days on Earth," visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's debut portrait of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. The film is a blend of drama and documentary, capturing a fictional day in the life of Cave while also honing in on his artistic process. It recently had its world premiere at Sundance, where it was awarded both Best Director and Editing in the World Cinema section, and is getting its European premiere at the currently unspooling Berlin Film Festival. Cave and Warren Ellis wrote the original score for the film. Drafthouse is planning a 2014 theatrical release. »
- Beth Hanna
Drafthouse made the deal with Hanway Films two weeks after “20,000 Days” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the directing and editing awards in the World Cinema Documentary category. The film is making its European premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.
“20,000 Days” is the debut directorial feature film by visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and is set to an original score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. It’s a Pulse Films / Jw Films production, produced by James Wilson and Dan Bowen with the support of Film4, Corniche Pictures and the BFI.
Drafthouse is planning a theatrical release for later this year.
The film is an exploration of the artistic process as Forsyth and Pollard filmed the early stages of Cave writing his 2013 album “Push The Sky Away” with »
- Dave McNary
Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to semi-fictional film 20,000 Days on Earth, starring Nick Cave, from Hanway Films. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s directorial debut premiered January at Sundance, where it won the best directing and best editing awards in the World Cinema Documentary category. The pic will have its European premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is planning a theatrical release for the film this year. Set to an original score by Cave and Warren Ellis, 20,000 Days on Earth is an intimate look
- Rebecca Ford
Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights from HanWay Films to Berlinale European premiere 20,000 Days On Earth.
The film first screened in the World Cinema Documentary strand at Sundance where it won best directing and best editing awards.
Drafthouse plans to release the documentary this year. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
This March, illuminate the dark corners of the Marvel Universe with Moon Knight #1 – from New York Times Bestselling writer Warren Ellis and red-hot artist Declan Shalvey! Moon Knight #1 will continue the exciting wave of All-New Marvel Now! series with a fresh and sensational take on Marc Spector and his vigilante alter ego Moon Knight!
“The touchtone for this book, for me, has been ‘Weird Crime.’ Both ground-level action and high strangeness,” says Ellis in an interview with Marvel.com. “This is a take on Moon Knight that unifies all the previous takes, making the character whole and taking him forward into a new kind of crime fiction.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to finally have this book out in front of readers. Moon Knight is one the most fascinating characters in the Marvel library and the depths that Warren, Declan and colorist Jordie Bellaire are taking him to will »
- Glenn Hauman
It should come as no surprise we’re big fans of writer Warren Ellis around here. His work is inspired and he brings a different sensibility to anything he takes on. In a great way. So yes, we’re pretty excited (to say the least) he’s writing the upcoming Moon Knight comic series from Marvel. Want to […]
The post Get the First Look at Warren Ellis’ ‘Moon Knight’ #1 appeared first on The Flickcast. »
- Joe Gillis
Everyone’s tooting the Image horn, and with good reason, but they’re not the only source of excitement in the world of funny books these days. We’ve got horror, fantasy, multiple personalities, rock and roll gods, science fiction, warped Disney rides, and all sorts of other intensity heading our way. If you can’t spend $10 to see a movie, try forking over three or four dollars for an issue of one of these beauties…
Moon Knight Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Marvel
Wait a minute. Did you say Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey are taking on one of the most unique and fascinating (and underrated!) characters in the Marvel Universe? Yes, please. I don’t need to know much more. Just make it last this time.
Loki: Ragnarok And Roll Writer: Eric M. Esquivel Artist: Jerry Gaylord Publisher: Boom!
Norse mythology: check. Rock and roll: check. »
- Holly Interlandi
11 items from 2014
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