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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Water Diviner (drama; Russell Crowe, Jai Courtney, Olga Kurylenko; rated R) White God (drama; Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér; rated R) A Lego Brickumentary (documentary; narrated by Jason Bateman; premieres 7/31 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated G) Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than Sd) Vudu Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
This Friday, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be released. It’s the fifth film in the iconic franchise, but sadly stands as only the third film of its director Christopher McQuarrie in 15 years since he got behind the camera. That’s a real shame, because Christopher McQuarrie is Hollywood’s best-kept secret when he really should be their pride and joy.
Christopher McQuarrie was so damn hot in the mid-90s. He wrote the script for the classic The Usual Suspects and came home with an Oscar. He ended up using that clout to get his feature-directing debut made with the criminally underrated The Way of the Gun, released in 2000. The film failed both critically and commercially – a domestic gross of $6 million, and a worldwide gross of only $13 million against a $21 million budget – and McQuarrie went from insider to outcast in Hollywood.
Fast forward eight years and McQuarrie had only »
- Dylan Griffin
It has been destroyed by critics (read our reviews here and here)and was called the Worst Blockbuster of All-Time by our own Anghus Houvouras – but Terminator: Genisys passed a milestone this weekend.
Terminator: Genisys added another $2.5 million to its domestic total and has now made $305 million worldwide, the majority of which has come from overseas. In the Us, the movie has made just $85 million, but its worldwide take of $219 million (taken mostly in South Korea, United Kingdom and Russia) has helped push the movie past the $300 million marker.
However, the movie cost a whopping $185 million – and that doesn’t include marketing costs – so there is still some way for it to go before it becomes “profitable”. Terminator: Genisys is currently the 14th biggest movie of the year, and is being outperformed by The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Taken 3 and Mad Max: Fury Road. »
- Luke Owen
Sneak Peek actor Will Smith as DC Comics' 'Deadshot', leading a crew of heavily armed characters, before smashing open a plate glass door, in leaked footage from the Toronto set of director David Ayer's "Suicide Squad":
The new movie is intended to be the third installment in the DC Comics' shared universe films, written and directed by Ayer...
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Suicide Squad"...
- Michael Stevens
Thanks to Wired, we’ve got a video featurette which explores how the VFX wizards “de-aged” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 for his battle against the older Guardian from this year’s Terminator Genisys by creating a fully digital verison of the action icon. Check it out…
See Also: Is Terminator Genisys the worst blockbuster ever?
See Also: How To Save The Terminator Franchise – Terminate The T-800
In the new installment of The Terminator series, John Connor, leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah Conner, from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator guardian by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission to reset the future.
- Gary Collinson
10 months before Terminator Genisys opened in theaters over the 4th of July holiday, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced plans for two Terminator sequels, set for release in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Back in 2013, Skydance, which paid over $20 million for the franchise rights back in 2011, announced plans for a TV series, hiring Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller to write the script. Now that Terminator Genisys has finally hit theaters, and the movie is underperforming, plans for these sequels and the spinoff TV show are in limbo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Terminator Genisys has only taken in $82.1 million domestically since its July 1 release, but it has fared much better overseas, taking in $196.8 million for a worldwide tally of $278.9 million, from a $155 million budget. While the results certainly don't classify Terminator Genisys as a box office bomb, the studio was surely hoping for higher figures. The movie still hasn't opened in China yet, »
Recently, Warner Bros. Pictures dropped this new movie trailer (below) for their upcoming "Suicide Squad" super hero/action flick at the big 2015 Comic-Con event, and it looks pretty wicked, serving up a ton of new action footage along with a glimpse at all the main characters, and more. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common , Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne and Raymond Olubowale. The official synopsis for the movie, reads like this: "Based on the legendary "Task Force X," better known as "Suicide Squad." Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the team has included countless DC villains among its ranks." It hits theaters on August 5th, 2016. »
Another San Diego Comic-Con International has come and gone. This year was a great year for films, friends, and fun! Check out my Top 10 cinematic moments from this years con. Also, be sure to share your favorite moments from this year. I’d love to hear from you! Now, let’s get started!
Let me start off by saying that I have not been looking forward to this film. I’m not stoked on the new batsuit, and disagree with their casting of Lex Luthor, simply because I feel as though the character should be older. Having said that, this is the best trailer that I have seem thus far, and I really hope that they prove me wrong. Check out the all new trailer that debuted in Hall H and let me know what you think!
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, »
- Melissa Howland
Sneak Peek new official trailer screenshot images from director David Ayer's "Suicide Squad", based on the DC Comics super-villain team, starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis:
"...secret government agency 'A.R.G.U.S.', run by 'Amanda Waller'...
...creates a 'Dirty Dozen'-like task force...
"...comprised of super villains, aka the 'Suicide Squad'.
"They are assigned to execute dangerous 'black-ops' missions in exchange for shorter prison sentences.
"Despite hating each other, every member has to work together..."
- Michael Stevens
Director David Ayer and his Suicide Squad cast took a break from filming in Toronto last week to make a surprise appearance at Comic-Con, where they showed fans the first trailer. It will likely be quite some time before we see more footage, but an extensive profile of star Cara Delevingne in Time gives us a unique glimpse into her audition process with David Ayer. Since the film's script wasn't written yet, the director asked her to read as Martha in a scene from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? But he made her read the part in so many different ways that it infuriated the actress. Here's what she had to say below.
"I was like, 'Honestly, if I go outside and punch people, you've got to come get me out of jail because I am so furious.' He sparked a f---ing fury in me."
Of course, it all worked out in the end, »
“Seriously, Bruce, cut the crap. We’ve gotta be friends for at least five more years.”
With the dust settling from San Diego Comic Con 2015 (and Superman’s epic destruction of Metropolis as seen by Bruce Wayne), the Flickering Myth panel discuss DC’s approach to their cinematic universe and how it compares with Marvel’s.
—This Is An Excerpt From The Flickering Myth Movie Show, Which You Can Watch Further Below—
2015 is now over 50% complete, so what better time to asses the Top 5 Movies of the Year So Far (Released in the UK)? The prestigious Flickering Myth team have all voted for their respective Top 10s, creating a controversial list for the second half of this July edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show.
With DC’s big San Diego Comic Con panel this month, we’re also looking at how they’re approaching the cinematic universe as compared to Marvel. »
- Oli Davis
It didn’t have to be this way. With all their apparent understanding of time travel, the makers of this absurdly convoluted turkey can still go back and abort it
Spoiler alert: this article does its best to explain the plot of Terminator Genisys.
Terminator Genisys is not doing terribly well at the box office. Some say this is because the insanely complicated plot is too hard to follow; some fault the disastrous decision to cast the bland, useless Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, the putative saviour of mankind; some fault the curious decision to cast the perky but not especially intimidating Emilia Clark in the role made famous by the fierce Linda Hamilton; and some say the series has simply run out of gas. All of these criticisms have merit – the film is just plain awful. The question is: could this catastrophe have been avoided? The answer is yes. »
- Joe Queenan
Say what you want about the upcoming Suicide Squad, the actors are definitely taking their characters seriously. It was previously reported that Jared Leto, who plays the Joker, sent his fellow cast members gifts in character. One of those gifts was a live rat and a love letter in a black box to his co-star Margot Robbie. According to an interview in Elle, Robbie, who plays Suicide Squad member Harley Quinn, still has the rat and seems to be treating him pretty well. "If Harley got something from Joker, she'd probably cherish it," says Robbie. Harley Quinn is a former psychiatrist who falls in love with the Joker and becomes his girlfriend and accomplice. Not only is she "cherishing" the rat, she's also pampering him with a pretty nice vegan diet. Rat Rat, as he's now called, dines only on organic berries from Whole Foods. This is all after she »
- Charles Dean
Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net, Sneak Peek leaked trailer footage from "Suicide Squad", screened @ the Warner Bros. panel, San Diego Comic-Con, presented by David Ayer, with actors Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Cara Delevingne and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje:
"...'Amanda Waller' (Viola Davis), eats steak at a dinner table with government types discussing her plan to put together a group of villains to do some good.
"Waller says manipulating bad people is what she's good at.
"The scene then transitions into 'Belle Reve Prison', with criminals in their cells, including 'Harley Quinn' upside down in a cage...
...and 'Killer Croc' tied to a gurney..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Suicide Squad"....
- Michael Stevens
Present for a full-cast picture taken last weekend following a DC-centric Warner Bros panel at Comic-Con International were Batman v Superman stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg and Gal Gadot.
Everything we know so far about Batman v Superman: Spoilers, trailer and latest rumours
If both casts for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad weren't big enough by themselves already, an epic group photo has brought everyone together for the first time. This is the Dawn of the DC Cinematic Universe, and everyone is accounted for...Except that pesky Jared Leto, who is so method, he can't break from character to do press. Good and Evil collided over the weekend at Comic-Con, and while plenty of new footage and photos have come from the event, only THR were able to get both casts in the same room at the same time for what is one very big picture. They have also included a handy graph explaining who everyone is.
17 actors in all participated in the photo shoot, which was done in secret. They were joined by their directors Zack Snyder, who is handling the big battle between two of DC's most iconic superheroes, »
When the Saturday Comic-Con schedule first came out in late June, the official description for Warner Bros.' Hall H panel was this: "A 'sneak peek' at a few upcoming releases." While that certainly wasn't much to go on, most fans expected that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would surely be part of the festivities, and just a few days later that superhero adventure was confirmed, along with a pair of 2015 releases, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (August 14) and Pan (October 7). Some fans were surprised that Suicide Squad wasn't on the agenda, but others weren't since production is still happening in Toronto. Keeping the tradition of Comic-Con's unannounced surprises alive, Suicide Squad director David Ayer took the stage, delivering a rousing speech that had the fans cheering, while joking about starting an "East Coast/West Coast" feud with Marvel. Here's what the filmmaker had to say below, »
Did you not get enough of Suicide Squad during Comic-Con? The super villain team made quite a splash with their epic debut in Hall H, where they all appeared on stage to watch the first ever footage in unison. The trailer leaked soon thereafter, and has since been officially released by Warner Bros. Now comes an official cast selfie. Though, you'll notice one very important element is missing. Where the heck has Jared Leto been through all of this, anyway?
While on stage for the Q&A session, the cast didn't get to say too much. And we learned little about their individual characters. But it's clear that Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is set to steal the show. Also appearing in both the footage and in person were Karen Fukuhara (Katana), Adam Beach (Slipknot), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman »
An all-star roster of actors has joined new action adventure Suicide Squad, bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (Fury). The film stars two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, Ali, Focus) as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman (Run All Night, Robocop) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club, Alexander) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (Divergent, The Water Diviner) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina, Pan) as Enchantress.
Besides helming the film, Ayer is also writing the script for Suicide Squad, which is being produced by Charles Roven (The Dark Knight trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers. Suicide Squad opens in cinemas in August 2016.
- Phil Wheat
Each year, San Diego Comic-Con heralds a flood of news that is almost terrifying to behold.
To make sure you didn't miss anything in the rush, here are Digital Spy's most popular stories from the busiest event in the entertainment calendar:
1. Doctor Who and the spacefaring Vikings
They shared their thoughts on Missy's return, Jenna's epic stint as the Doctor's companion, and updated us on Capaldi's 'Mondasian Cybermen' campaign.
2. Behind the scenes with Star Wars
Fans were then treated to a surprise open-air concert from the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
3. Deadpool encore
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