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16 items from 2015


The Surprisingly Prolific Comic Book Actors

6 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hugh Jackman has played Logan aka Wolverine in seven different films. It’s an impressive number that will shortly increase with a third solo Wolverine film and possibly X-Men:Apocalypse, although at the time of writing he has yet to be officially cast. A few other names are snapping at the heels of Jackman, notably the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you include the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans has played Captain America four times (five if you include his appearance as Loki using magic to look like the first Avenger in Thor: The Dark World), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth have portrayed Black Widow and Thor respectively four times each whilst the King of the McU, Robert Downey Jr has made an impressive six appearances as Iron Man/Tony Stark (including his post-credit appearance in The Incredible Hulk).

Unfortunately for Hugh Jackman, as far as this article is concerned, »

- Brendan Bergmanski

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Sample the Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Score for ‘Far From Men’

6 April 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last year, while promoting his documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, Nick Cave told me that he and Warren Ellis were hungry to do more work scoring films. Specifically they were eager to do a horror film, but clearly they’re not about to be limited by genre. The duo has recorded a couple of new films […]

The post Sample the Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Score for ‘Far From Men’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Listen: Preview Nick Cave And Warren Ellis' Score For Viggo Mortensen's 'Far From Men'

6 April 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“I don’t really look for movies based on the budget or the nationality or the language. I just want to be in movies that I wouldn’t mind seeing 10 years from now,” Viggo Mortensen recently told The Guardian. And while time will tell if "Far From Men" will still resonate a decade from now, in its corner is a film score by the always great Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. And today you can get a little taste of what they've contributed to the movie.  Directed by David Oelhoffen (2007’s “In Your Wake”) and based on a short story by Albert Camus, the story follows a reclusive teacher (Mortensen) who helps a villager accused of murder (Reda Kateb from “Zero Dark Thirty” and “A Prophet”) escape into the mountains during the Algerian War. Below, you can preview the soundtrack which sounds terrifically moody, with influences and inflections from the setting. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Paul Tobin’s ‘Gunsuits’ Gets a Second Cover From Darick Robertson

30 March 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

The first comic series from American Gothic Press, Gunsuits, will be getting an alternate cover treatment from industry talent Darick Robertson.

The first issue, scripted by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Pj Holden, hits comic shops in June with a main cover by Holden that will ship equally with Robertson’s cover. Both feature the series’ main character, Cassandra “Potts” Potter, and a glimpse of the tentacled enemies she faces. “Gunsuits allows me to draw characters and creatures that come very naturally to me, which is what makes monster stories so much fun to create in the first place,” Robertson says.

Darick Robertson is well known in the comic book world for over the top action and Sci-Fi, having co-created the enduring Transmetropolitan (with Warren Ellis), The Boys (with Garth Ennis), and Happy! (with Grant Morrison). Recently he teamed up with filmmaker Adam Egypt Mortimer for Black Mask Studios’ Ballistic. »

- Holly Interlandi

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‘Moon Knight’ #13: new phase

21 March 2015 7:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Moon Knight #13

Written by Cullen Bunn

Pencils by Ron Ackins; Inks by Tom Palmer, Walden Wong, & Victor Olazaba

Colors by Dan Brown

Published by Marvel Comics

A latest “arc” of Moon Knight begins with the new creative team of Cullen Bunn and Ron Ackins. The title is quite a strange one. Given the majority of the big two’s output is overpopulated with comics deliberately written to fit into a six issue trade paperbacks a regular series from Marvel comprised of self-contained stories and only the barest of inter-issue continuity is nearly alien. While trying to follow up from the excellent run by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey is quite the Herculean feat but it’s safe to say the team is more than qualified for the task.

Bunn does a masterful job to match the haunting howling mood set the previous writers but also makes it his own. The »

- Grant Raycroft

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Image announces sci-fi horror series Injection from Warren Ellis

21 February 2015 1:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Image Comics has announced that writer Warren Ellis and his Moon Knight creative team of artist Declan Shalvey and colorist Jordie Bellaire are reuniting for the new sci-fi horror series Injection, which will be published by Image Comics.

Set in a dystopian future where the world has been poisoned, the first issue will focus on Maria Kilbride—a scientist working for a large multinational corporation at fault for the damage—who must deal with the messes caused by the company’s experimental research. She is joined in the effort by an investigator, a technician, and an esotericist.

“Injection is very heavily about the sort of things I’ve been discussing in my talks at conferences of late,” states Ellis. “The connections between deep history and the future, between folklore and technology, the ways in which the present moment is haunted by the future as well as the past.”

Injection #1 goes on sale on May 13th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Thanos Creator Brings 'Dreadstar' Comic to TV

17 February 2015 4:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) along with Benderspink (We're the Millers, Ride Along) continue to make their mark in the ever popular sci-fi, superhero genre. Ucp and Benderspink are developing the comic book Dreadstar into a scripted series with iconic comic artist and creator Jim Starlin ("Guardians of the Galaxy", "Captain Marvel" and the "Infinity Gauntlet" Trilogy) who will serve as executive producer and writer. Ford Gilmore is also signed on to produce. The announcement was made today by Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development at Ucp, who had this to say in a statement..

"Jim Starlin's cosmic space opera is a great read and it's time for Vanth Dreadstar to make his television debut. Ucp and Benderspink believe this series will galvanize existing Dreadstar comic followers and ignite a new generation of fans especially with Jim at the helm."

Dreadstar is based on the classic character from the Marvel-owned »

- MovieWeb

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Film Review: ‘Tender’

10 February 2015 6:11 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Possibly the cheekiest and most life-affirming documentary on the concept of death and dying since Errol Morris’ “Gates of Heaven,” “Tender” is a valentine to the can-do spirit of Australians in general and local governments, known as councils, in particular. Artist and filmmaker Lynette Wallworth’s nonfiction debut is a compassionate and often gently funny tale of one such council determined to go into the not-for-profit funeral business, only to be challenged by the terminal cancer diagnosis of one of its own. Recent winner of the TV documentary prize at the Australian Academy of Cinema, Television Arts awards, the film is being distributed Stateside by Documentary Educational Resources and will make a fine addition to any cabler’s library.

“We won’t be keeping bodies at the community center,” someone explains helpfully during an informational meeting of the council in Port Kembla, the seaside industrial town in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. »

- Eddie Cockrell

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Sundance 2015: ‘Prophet’s Prey’ is a powerful and unsettling documentary

3 February 2015 7:28 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Prophet’s Prey

Written and directed by Amy Berg

USA, 2014

Growing up not too far from Colorado City in a small town in Southern Utah, polygamists (members of the Fundamentalists of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) were not an out of the ordinary sight. You’d find them occasionally in town wearing with the women wearing the pioneer dresses and the boys dressed in their Sunday best, each person wearing the signature polygamist hairstyle of a poof and a braid. There was always this “otherness” quality about them though, when you’d see one you’d ask friends if they had seen them too. It was only as we grew older that we would learn about the horror of the church and how evil of a person Warren Jeffs was. Plenty of people do crazy things when they think God is on their side, but Jeffs »

- Dylan Griffin

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Prophet’s Prey’

2 February 2015 6:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In her devastating 2006 documentary “Deliver Us From Evil” and last year’s controversial Hollywood expose “An Open Secret,” director Amy Berg brilliantly uncovered the face of sexual deviance in corridors of power. She does it again to deeply disturbing effect in “Prophet’s Prey,” a gripping, authoritative account of the myriad abuses of Warren Jeffs, the currently incarcerated leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Berg’s interviews with past members of the polygamy-practicing Mormon denomination make for damning testimony, but the lasting power of “Prey” is its grim insight into the mentality of the deceived, and its despairing recognition that spiritual and psychological bondage doesn’t end simply by putting a monster behind bars.

Premiered at Sundance in advance of its Showtime airdate, Berg’s film didn’t kick up quite the same fuss as Alex Gibney’s “Going Clear,” the festival’s other incendiary »

- Justin Chang

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First Aacta Award winners revealed

26 January 2015 8:52 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The first round of Aacta Award winners have been announced today at the 4th Aacta Award Luncheon held at the Star Event Centre in Sydney.

Celebrating screen craft excellence in Australia, 22 awards were presented, recognising the work of screen practitioners working in television, documentary, short fiction film, short animation and feature film.

The Luncheon was hosted by writer/actor/producer/director Adam Zwar, who was also joined throughout the event by a list of distinguished presenters. including Aacta President Geoffrey Rush, David Stratton, Damian Walshe-Howling, Alexandra Schepisi, Charlotte Best and Diana Glenn.

In the feature film category, Predestination took home the most Awards; with Ben Nott Acs taking out the prize for Best Cinematography, Matt Villa Ase winning the award for Best Editing, and Matthew Putland scooping Best Production Design.

Tess Schofield was honoured with the Aacta Award for Best Costume Design for her work on The Water Diviner while »

- Emily Blatchford

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Comics to Read Before You Die #15: The Authority Vol. 1

16 January 2015 9:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the latest edition of Comics to Read Before You Die, Jessie Robertson looks at The Authority Vol. 1…

Created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

May 1999

Complete Bad-assery. Obviously that is not a word, nor a phrase heard anywhere but after re-reading this book, it’s the only thing that comes to mind. My advice, though, when it comes to this: read it twice through without making opinions about it. The first time I read The Authority, I soaked it in at face value; terrorist villain, super-powered characters that can affect things on a large scale, other worldly espionage, science fiction and occult all wrapped into one confounding team-up book. It was all too familiar but with a handful of characters and worlds I was very unfamiliar with. It struck the notion of the latest batch of characters who are on souped up power levels to give them the weight of famous characters already created. »

- Jessie Robertson

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19 new comic book TV shows airing in 2015 and beyond

12 January 2015 3:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Daredevil, Preacher, Supergirl... Lost track of the zillions of comic book shows to grace our televisions from 2015? Here's our cheat sheet.

It’s a wonderful time to be a TV-binging comic book fan. In fact, if you were a little tactical about your viewing habits (and not too fussy in your Marvel/DC preference), we’re approaching a state where you could probably fill an ‘all the soap operas’ shaped hole in your schedule every day with the stuff of capes, cowls and crime-fighting.

Of course, we already have Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, The Walking Dead and – for now – Constantine gracing our schedules. Of those, Arrow, The Flash and The Walking Dead have already been picked up for further seasons, as well. With the exception of Constantine, we wouldn’t be too surprised to hear the rest renewed too.

The fun doesn’t stop there. »

- louisamellor

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Edward Snowden Documentary Dominates Cinema Eye Honors

8 January 2015 4:29 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Laura Poitras' "Citizenfour" won big at the 8th annual Cinema Eye Honors! The fantastic Edward Snowden doc took home four awards including Outstanding Nonfiction Feature and Outstanding Direction.

Here's the complete list of winners of the 8th annual Cinema Eye Honors:

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

Citizenfour

Directed by Laura Poitras

Produced by Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Outstanding Achievement in Direction

Laura Poitras

Citizenfour

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Mathilde Bonnefoy

Citizenfour

Outstanding Achievement in Production

Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Citizenfour

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography (tie)

Erik Wilson

20,000 Days on Earth

Franklin Dow and Orlando von Einsiedel

Virunga

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Films Made for Television

The Price of Gold

Directed by Nanette Burstein

Produced by Libby Geist

For Espn/30 for 30: John Dahl, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons

Audience Choice Prize

Keep On Keepin' On

Directed by Alan Hicks

Outstanding Achievement in a »

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‘Citizenfour’ Sweeps Cinema Eye Honors Documentary Awards

7 January 2015 7:16 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary about Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden, won four awards at the Cinema Eye Honors in New York City on Wednesday, reinforcing its position as the dominant non-fiction film of 2014.

The film swept the top categories, winning Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking as well as Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Editing and Production.

It became the second film in Cinema Eye history to win four awards, after “Waltz With Bashir,” and the second to win best feature and best director after Steve James’ “The Interrupters.”

Also read: Edward Snowden Doc Director on Taking ‘Staggering’ Risks, Angering Powerful People

In December, »

- Steve Pond

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The Webcomic That Inspired Me: Freakangels

4 January 2015 12:21 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Comics can touch our lives in interesting ways. A college kid has an epiphany: the rapper he’s listening to while reading The Fantastic Four just made a Doctor Doom reference. Or maybe a young adult comes to terms with a previous attempt at ending their own life – through a comic’s creator coming to terms with the same thing in the pages of her art. Two middle aged people get a second shot at love, realizing they both adore Gaiman’s Sandman. Occasionally more than just words and pictures on a page, comics can be the tendrils between us.

Warren Ellis’ long running web-comic Freakangels holds a special place in my heart. But before I get to that, let me explain why Freakangels deserves to be reread years after its conclusion.

Ellis is one of comics’ most infamous figures; he’s an imposing, bearded, gloomy looking guy with rings »

- Dan Black

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